PRESS RELEASES

DAVE STEELE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT DETAILS ANNOUNCED

December 6. 2023 – Pinellas Park, Florida - Showtime Speedway and promoter Robert Yoho today announced the final details of the 5th annual Dave Steele Sprint Car Championship events today. For the past four years the event has been a 125-lap non-wing event that paid $5,000 to win.

There will be changes to the format for 2024 in an effort to draw more cars and fans. The event will be contested over two weekends showcasing both winged and non-winged sprint car racing at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Florida.
The first weekend of racing action will kick off February 3 with twin 35 lap features paying $2500 to win each feature event. A $1,000 bonus will be up for grabs for the highest average finisher from both winged feature events. The winner will be crowned the ‘Dave Steele World Winged Sprint Car Champion’. Drivers will be able to take advantage of a double payout that night based on 2 full paying shows in the same night. A practice night and Dash for Cash for the winged sprint cars had also been added to the Friday February 2, 2024, racing card. The winged events will be run as a 360/410 restricted motor race.

We will return to racing action the following Saturday for the annual Dave Steele 125. The non-winged sprint cars will battle it out for $5.000 and the right to be crowned ‘Dave Steele Non-Winged World Champion’ with a win in the event. There will also be another $1,000 bonus in place based on a point average from all 3 events and title as the overall 'Dave Steele World Sprint Car Champion’. An open practice and Dash for Cash has been added to the Friday night February 9 night to give non-winged teams more track time and a chance to pick up a few extra dollars.
The new format will put the event in the thick of Florida Speed weeks and a chance to give sprint car fans a pavement option in 2024. To be crowned the overall ‘Dave Steele World Sprint Car Champion’ a driver must prove his versatility to be able to run non-winged and winged events. Both weekends of racing will be done on Hoosier Tires.

We are currently looking for event sponsors and lap money sponsors to enhance the event and help teams with expenses. If you or your business would like to help, please contact Robert Yoho (727) 430-4760 or David Sink (765) 278-8231.

For the full purse for all Dave Steele World Championship events please visit www.showtimespeedway.us under the event schedule page.

 

 

Eastern Motorsport Press Association Announces Hall of Fame and Award Nominees

(HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA 12-5-23) The Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) has released the ballot to members for their prestigious Hall of Fame and special awards that will be presented during the organizations 51st annual Convention set to take place January 12-14, 2024 at the Holiday Inn in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The EMPA Board of Directors meticulously reviewed the many names that were narrowed down in the respective categories, including just under 60 for induction into the EMPA Hall of Fame.

Respected motorsports journalist and past EMPA president Ron Hedger and northeast pavement Modified ace George Kent are locked in to this year’s entry to the Hall of Fame, needing no votes.

There is an equally impressive list of distinguished individuals who will be voted on by the EMPA membership. They include asphalt Modified standout Ted Christopher, rising Sprint Car star Kevin Gobrecht, dirt Modified kingpins Brett Hearn and Billy Pauch Sr., renowned photojournalist Ace Lane Jr., pavement specialist Steve Park, NHRA perennial champion Don Prudhomme, celebrated central Pennsylvania Sprint Car racer Steve Smith Jr., and Cathy Venturini, a respected co-car owner on the ARCA Series.

The organization will also honor National and Northeast Driver(s) of the Year in both asphalt and dirt. The youth is also recognized with the John Blewett III Young Gun Award presented by New England Race Fuels. Other honors to be bestowed are Newsmaker of the Year, Promotional Effort of the Year and Spirit of the Sport.

EMPA also recognizes many of their own, presenting a Writer of the Year and Photographer of the Year along with several other awardees in a variety of writer and photographer categories.

The annual three-day convention begins with a Friday evening Salute to the Champions presented by Belmont’s Garage, where a number of local and regional driving titlists are invited to meet and greet with the press. Saturday consists of press conferences and seminars followed by the evening’s formal Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony.

The Mission of EMPA is: to acknowledge excellence in motorsports and those who have excelled; to foster an atmosphere to improve the quality of motorsports reporting through fellowship and interaction of veteran media with less experienced members in a welcoming atmosphere where tips, techniques and ideas are exchanged.; and to increase positive interactions between race tracks, sanctioning bodies and the working motorsports media.

Founded in 1969, the Eastern Motorsport Press Association is an organization of professional writers, broadcasters, announcers, videographers, and photographers working in the motorsports industry. It also includes associate and corporate members with backing from Dover International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Brice’s NAPA Auto Parts, New England Race Fuels, Maple Grove Raceway, and American Racer Tire who are among the supporters of the organization.

2023/24 Eastern Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame/Award Nominees

EMPA Hall of Fame nominees:

The following two gentlemen will also be inducted. No vote is needed:

Ron Hedger, George Kent

4 will be inducted: Ted Christopher, Kevin Gobrecht, Brett Hearn, Ace Lane, Jr., Steve Park, Billy Pauch, Sr., Don Prudhomme, Steve Smith Jr., Cathy Venturini

John Blewett III Young Gun Presented by New England Race Fuels. One winner: Austin Beers

Justin Grosso, Katie Hettinger, Steven Snyder, Jr., Drake Troutman

Richie Evans Memorial Northeast Asphalt Driver of the Year. One winner: Wayne Helliwell Jr.

Matt Hirschman, Wayne Owen, Ron Silk

Richie Evans Memorial Northeast Dirt Driver of the Year. One winner: Brent Marks, Freddie Rahmer, Matt Sheppard, Mat Williamson

Al Holbert Memorial National Asphalt Driver of the Year. One winner: Ryan Blaney, William Bryon, Doug Kalitta, Kyle Larson, Alex Palou, Leah Pruitt, Brandon Queen

Al Holbert Memorial National Dirt Driver of the Year. One winner: Rico Abreu, Jade Avedisian, Kyle Larson, Hudson O’Neal, Bobby Pierce, Brad Sweet, Rickie Thornton, Jr., Tim Ward

Chris Economaki Memorial EMPA Newsmaker of the Year. One winner: CARS Tour, FLO Racing, High Limit Sprint Series, Tony Stewart, Vores Compact Touring Series

EMPA Promotional Effort of the Year. One winner: Lyle Devour, Indoor Racing Series, Monaco Modified Tri Track Series, Joe Skotnicki/RoC Series/RPM, Josh Vanada

Junie Donlavey Spirit of the Sport. One winner: Boom Briggs, Red Farmer, Joe Renfro, Wiscasset Motor Speedway

Jim Hunter Memorial EMPA Writer of the Year Award. One winner: Dan Anderson, Bruce Bennett, Thomas Pope, Ted Schmidt, Scott Walsh

Ace Lane, Sr., Memorial EMPA Photographer of the Year. One winner: Evan Canfield, Rich Corbett, Debbie Gastelu, Michael Jaworecki, Sr., Walt Smith

 

 

GO KART RACING TO REMAIN AS INTEGRAL PART OF RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE

“You’re an inch off the ground, circling a 1/6th mile oval in seven seconds”….Nick Welch

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 5, 2023) – Go kart racing has been an integral component of the diverse Rumble in Fort Wayne program and will remain so as the silver anniversary of the event unfolds December 29 and 30 inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Often overshadowed by the various Midget divisions, the go kart classes have traditionally captivated the fans with their harrowing speeds and intense competition on the purpose-built concrete oval.

“There is no other racing like it in America,” offered Nick Welch (Brownsburg, IN), who has competed in the event and now serves as crew chief for several teams. “You’re an inch off the ground, circling a 1/6th mile oval in seven seconds; all while side by side with your competition and both of you trying to keep all 4 tires on the ground.”

With the racing surface consisting of racing rubber built up over a syrup base, the set-up needed for victory can be difficult.

Shawn Kluck (Fremont, OH), a multi-time kart winner at the Rumble agreed. “It is by far the most grueling, technical, and prestigious race when it comes to coke syrup racing. That is the lure that attracts the best concrete racers in the Nation to gather in a battle against not only each other, but against the track, to hold the checkered flag and bragging rights for a full year.”

Multiple classes make up the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales kart line-up; with drivers ranging from four-years-old to fifty and above. When thinking of go karts, some folks immediately think of yard karts or amusement park rides, but competition go kart racing is the furthest thing from that.

The drivers are serious, yet cautious as the open-wheel nature and speeds can produce unyielding action on the track. “It is a one-of-the-kind atmosphere on the racetrack. Winning at the Rumble is like nothing else you can do in kart racing,” chimed in Jakeb Boxell (Zanesville, IN), who will be seeking his second Rumble victory this year.

Each day of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales (Friday, December 29 and Saturday, December 30) features a full program of Midgets, Winged and Non-Winged 600cc Midgets, Baker Racing Engines Quarter Midgets and Go-Karts in the 25th running of the popular off-season event.

Complete event information will be outlined at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com.

 

 

Ashton and Austin Torgerson Team With Mounce/Stout Motorsports for January’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Just a month away from the famed Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, brothers, Austin and Ashton Torgerson are pleased to announce that they will both pilot cars fielded by Mounce/Stout Motorsports at the 38th running of the prestigious event.

“All of us at Mounce/Stout Motorsports are looking forward to the opportunity to run with both Ashton and Austin Torgerson,” Jay Mounce said. “We had been talking about some things for the 2024 season with Danny Torgerson, and this deal sort of started taking shape. It is something we are all excited about.”

Coming off a successful 2023 season that saw Ashton Torgerson pick up a pair of wins aboard a 360ci Winged Sprint Car, as well as run very well in a midget with Tanner Thorson Racing, the Glendale, AZ racer looks forward to kicking his 2024 season off in Tulsa, OK with the intention of running more midget races in the year to come.

The 2024 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals marks a return to the prestigious event for the 20-year-old driver after competing at the event back in 2022. While he was away from the event last year, he still spent part of the winter in Oklahoma as he picked up a third-place finish in the non wing portion of the Tulsa Shootout. Torgerson got his feet wet in winged 360ci sprint car action in CA over the course of ’23, and still managed to sneak in some micro shows where he tallied six feature event wins.

Mounce/Stout Motorsports has been a force on the National midget scene that last few seasons. As a team, they are coming off an impressive Xtreme Outlaw Midget season that saw driver, Chase McDermand, score six feature event wins, a series record for a single season.

“I think the future is bright for these two racers, and I we are glad to be a part of it moving forward,” Mounce added. “We are looking forward to hitting the Expo in January.

While the Chili Bowl awaits both Torgerson’s, the duo will both be in action at the Tulsa Shootout as a tune up for the upcoming Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

ON TAP: Ashton and Austin Torgerson will be in action at the Tulsa Shootout 12/26-31.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.


 


OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing commit to absolutely nothing in 2024
By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (December 5, 2023) – Despite the off-season in full force for much of the open wheel world, Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing have been hard at work, not only prepping mechanically for their 2024 campaign, but simultaneously solidifying their plan of attack.

With many of the country’s traveling sanctioning bodies releasing their schedules just in time for PRI in Indianapolis, the time to announce seemed fitting for “Double-D,” and the recent Les Stewart Showdown champion has decided to commit to absolutely nothing.

“We’re going to do things week by week this year,” Danny Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Cochrancars.com, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, said. “We’re privileged to be in an area that offers so much week to week, and if we don’t have to leave home, we’re not going to. In the past, we always tried to release a full schedule ahead of time, but we’re going to avoid that and race where it makes the most sense. Weather, payout, our fans…they all play a factor in our plans. Regardless of where we go, we’re excited for another year.”

Although Dietrich’s 2024 schedule will be week to week, his annual trip south to launch the year with action in the Sunshine State still stands at a certainty, planning to join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and High Limit Sprint Car Series during visits to Volusia Speedway Park and East Bay Raceway Park, respectively.

A full lineup of Florida appearances will be highlighted in the coming weeks.

“Of course, we wouldn’t be in this position without Gary Kauffman,” Dietrich added. “He does so much for this race team and allows us the opportunity to go out and compete where we see fit. We owe it all to him.”

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

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

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

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5. Finished sixth during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 14. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, April 21. Won first race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Finished third on back-to-back occasions; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 6. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 10. Finished second at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14. Rallied from 20th to 11th in Wayne County Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on May 16. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19. Finished ninth with World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 20. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 21. Finished second from 11th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Doug Esh Tribute on Friday, May 26. Finished fourth in the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale on Sunday, May 28. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 2. Earned Ohio Sprint Speedweek triumph at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, June 10. Earned PA Sprint Speedweek tune-up victory at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 17. Earned fourth victory of 2023 at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 8; started tenth. Earned back-to-back Hard Charger Awards with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series while in action at BAPS Motor Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on July 21; 19th to eighth at BAPS and 15th to seventh at The Grove. Finished fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Grandview Speedway on Wednesday, July 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 29. Won fifth feature of the season in Williams Grove Speedway start on Friday, August 18. Finished eighth and second in Port Royal Speedway Twin-25 program on Saturday, August 19. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, August 20; earned Hard Charger Award. Finished fourth in Williams Grove’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Friday, August 25. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on Saturday, August 26. Won sixth feature of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Scored four consecutive top-ten finishes in Labor Day weekend stretch; third at Williams Grove Speedway on September 1, fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic preliminary on September 2, second in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic finale on September 3, and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on September 4. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Billy Kimmel Memorial on Friday, September 15. Finished third in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial on Saturday, September 16. Finished ninth in the $75,000-to-win National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished sixth in High Limit Sprint Car Series start at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Tuesday, October 3. Won Port Royal Speedway Tuscarora 50 Non-Qualifiers feature on Thursday, October 5. Finished second at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 21. Finished second in Bridgeport’s SprintOberfest main event on Saturday, October 28. Won the $25,000-to-win Les Stewart Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway on November 11.

2023 Wins: 8 | Selinsgrove Speedway (April 23), Fremont Speedway (June 10), Lincoln Speedway (June 17), Lincoln Speedway (July 8), Williams Grove Speedway (August 18), BAPS Motor Speedway (August 27), Port Royal Speedway [Tuscarora 50 NQ Main] (October 5), BAPS Motor Speedway (November 11 | $25,000)

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2023

Defending series champion James Inglis leads the 2023-24 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points championship after four rounds.

At the last show, the 62nd WA Sprintcar Championship at the Perth Motorplex last Saturday night, he finished second to James McFadden in the 35-lap feature race.

This saw the driver of the Diamond Bay Motorsport W26 bank more valuable points in the 18-round contest.

Inglis has a win, two seconds and a sixth to his name so far – giving him 868 championship points, 12 clear of Dayne Kingshott on 856.

Up until last Saturday night, the driver of the Krikke Motorsport W2 had a pair of wins and a second to his name, but a DNF in his WA Sprintcar Championship defence proved costly.

Former series champion Jason Kendrick is third overall, 34 points shy of Inglis after he parked the Kendrick Racing Team W11 in third on Saturday night – his first podium result for the season.

This is on the back of a first-round DNF, followed by a fourth and a fifth.

Fourth overall is another former series champion in Brad Maiolo who was fourth on Saturday night, on the back of a sixth, a fifth and a ninth.

Andrew Priolo, who has a best result of a third so far, rounds out the top five.

The fifth round of the series will be at the Perth Motorplex on December 26 – the first round of the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek battles.

Series points: James Inglis 868, Dayne Kingshott 856, Jason Kendrick 834, Brad Maiolo 834, Andrew Priolo 802, Kaiden Manders 782, Kris Coyle 762, Taylor Milling 746, Trent Pigdon 658, Kye Scroop 644, Jason Pryde 638, Jamie Maiolo 638, Jaydee Dack 630, AJ Nash 622, Ryan Lancaster 616, Mitchell Wormall 562, Ken Sartori 494, Matthew Cross 494, Nathan Swan 412, Rod Howe 410, Tim Boujos 400, Jack Williamson 386, Cameron McKenzie 382, Kyle Francis 356, Brock Kenny 322, Brock Francis 322, Todd Davis 294, Callum Williamson 290, Jamie Veal 264, David Priolo 232, Luke Oldfield 188, Brenten Farrer 158, Tim King 154, James McFadden 150, Myles Bolger 150, Michael Pickens 142.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Kicks New Zealand Swing Off In Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA: With racing wrapped up in the United States, Joel Myers Jr has already made his way to New Zealand to keep his season alive. Fresh off of a breakout campaign during last off season, Myers Jr returned right to form as he picked up the win on Saturday night at Ruapuna Speedway in convincing fashion.

“Big thanks to the Anderson Motorsports team for having me back again, and providing me with some strong equipment,” Joel Myers Jr said. “We had a couple of long days finishing the car when I arrived, but it paid off as we swept the show on Saturday night.”

Kicking his swing off at the familiar Ruapuna Speedway on Saturday night, Myers Jr got the night start of by lining The Ranch Bar and Grill/Vertex backed No. 46 up the second row of his heat race.

Getting a great jump, Myers Jr wasted to time getting into the race lead and leaving the field in his wake. Picking up the win, the Sebastopol, CA driver found himself in the ninth starting position of his second heat race.

Despite being mired in traffic, Myers Jr had his elbows up as he sliced and diced his way through the field and picked up another heat race win after starting in the fifth row.

Moving into the pursuit race to set the starting line up from the front of the field, the Californian advanced from fourth to first to pick the win, and earn the pole for the upcoming feature event.

Getting the jump in the feature event when the race went green, the only thing that slowed Myers Jr on this night was caution flags. Despite a couple of restarts sprinkled throughout the course of the 25-lapper, Myers Jr was well in command as he went on the score the win and cap off the ‘clean sweep’ of the night.

“It was great getting back to racing and seeing so many familiar faces that I met last year,” Myers Jr said. “Excited for this season in NZ, and cant wait to get back to racing this weekend.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, Carbon Safety, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 49, Wins-8, Top-5’s- 19, Top-10’s-27

ON TAP: Myers Jr will be back in action this Friday and Saturday at Nelson Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @joelmyersjr, Instagram @joelmyersjr_, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

To grab your Joel Myers Jr Merchandise, click over to www.shopjoelmyersjr.com

 

 

Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason to join High Limit Sprint Car Series in 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (December 5, 2023) - Knoxville, Iowa’s own Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) and Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason are ready to raise the stakes in 2024, set to tackle the entire High Limit Sprint Car Series campaign in a full-on championship assault. Eliason, who joined the Brian and Lisa Ridge-owned open wheel operation just before the annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, will pilot RSR’s familiar No. 8 in his full-time High Limit campaign; an agenda that boasts competitiveness and big money from coast to coast.

The High Limit Sprint Car Series will award a point fund of one million dollars with the championship team and driver winning $250,000. Similar to its 2023 season, High Limit Racing will have a Midweek Money Series within its National Tour awarding a separate $100,000 total point fund.

“This is an exciting opportunity and I’m privileged to be a part of it,” Eliason said. “I can’t thank Brian and Lisa Ridge enough. They give Tyler Swank and the team the equipment necessary to be competitive night in and night out and I’m confident we’ll have the success to prove that. We have some work to do, but we’ll be ready for February.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Cory Eliason to RSR in 2024,” Brian Ridge, owner of the Commercial Edge, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, No. 8 sprint car, said. “In our short time together, he’s proven that he has the talent and the experience to take our team to the next level. The off-season will be short and sweet, but I’m sure we’ll make our way to Florida more than ready to compete with the best in the country.”

The 2024 High Limit Sprint Car Series schedule will begin officially with a visit to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, February 12-13. The 60-race season will conclude with a doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway on October 12-13. For a closer look at the full schedule, please visit High Limit Racing online at www.highlimitracing.com.

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Xpress Laundry, Folkens Brothers Trucking, Rasmusson Service Center, and Don Long & STC.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

Some of the Biggest Short Track Events in the World Highlight 23 Nights of Racing for Eldora Speedway’s 2024 Season

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Dec. 4, 2023) – Offering one of the most diverse and lucrative schedules of any dirt track, including some of the biggest short-track events in the world, Eldora Speedway will host 23 nights of action-packed racing for the upcoming 2024 season.

Highlighting the schedule will be traditional major events, including the 30th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream; the 41st running of the World of Outlaws-sanctioned Kings Royal; the 54th edition of the World 100, and the 44th annual Dirt Track World Championship. In addition, High Limit Racing will sanction the Double Down Duels and Joker’s Jackpot as a new lead-in to the Kings Royal weekend.

The season-opener April 7-8 will be a “first” for the World’s Greatest Dirt Track as the half-mile dirt oval will present a special super stocks racing program on Sunday, April 7 and serve as a host viewing venue for the April 8 Great American Eclipse. The path of totality will pass directly over Eldora as part of the solar eclipse. Camping for the solar eclipse is now on sale.

With a revised posted purse increased to more than $40,000 and a winner’s share of $10,000, Saturday, April 27 will feature the richest Eldora purse ever for UMP modifieds during the completion of the Dirt Track World Championship for modifieds and super stocks. The super stocks will race for $1,500 to win from a purse exceeding $10,000.

World of Outlaws winged sprint cars and United States Auto Club (USAC) non-wing sprint cars will run two nights on May 3-4 with #LetsRaceTwo, featuring full racing programs each night for each division.

The first of two $10 Family Fireworks Nights is set for Saturday, May 18 with USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midgets, UMP modifieds, super stocks, and the area’s largest fireworks and pyrotechnics display. The night will carry a Disney theme. Round two is set for Saturday, Aug. 3 with Great Lakes 360 winged sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super stocks, and another grand fireworks spectacular.

In a new twist to Eldora’s FloRacing Night in America date, the 2024 version will unofficially kick off the Dirt Late Model Dream Week on Wednesday night, June 5 with late models competing for $19,999 to win.

A shake-up to the Dirt Late Model Dream preliminary programs on Thursday and Friday, June 6-7 is also in store. The full roster will be split into two separate fields prior to the event, with one half racing on Thursday and the other half racing on Friday. Each day will carry a total purse in excess of $120,000, highlighted by a 40-lap feature paying $25,000 to win and $2,000 to start.

When speaking about the changes, Eldora General Manager Jerry Gappens explains, “The Thursday and Friday format tweak addresses a number of talking points that we’ve been considering here the past couple of years. We feel the time is right to try it out. For racers, they will have the opportunity to race for more money in just one night than what they could collectively earn in two nights last year. There will also be some cost savings as well when thinking about tires, fuel and general wear and tear on engines and components. For the fans, they will be treated to action-packed events with great competition throughout the entire field that concludes in a timely fashion. Our team will work on injecting some additional off-track entertainment and activity including some fan interaction with drivers not competing on a given night.”

For the 30th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday night, June 8, the winner will earn $100,030 from a restructured and increased event purse that will total more than $600,000 for the first time. Positions 2nd through 26th will all see increased prize money, with every starter earning at minimum of $6,000. Non-qualifier prize money will also see bumps in pay throughout.

Eldora Speedway will welcome the High Limit Racing Series for the first time on Wednesday, July 17 with the Double Down Duels, featuring a full program that includes two $12,000-to-win 25-lap features. The unique format will offer 48 drivers the opportunity to earn A-Feature starting pay.

High Limit Racing returns on Thursday, July 18 for the Joker’s Jackpot, featuring a $100,000 to win payday. Starting positions for Thursday’s heat races will be determined in part by the results from Wedneseday’s Double Down Duels.

To finish out four of the richest nights in sprint car racing is the 41st running of the Kings Royal on Saturday, July 20, which offers a winner’s payout of $175,000 for the World of Outlaws sanctioned event. On Friday night, July 19, the Knight Before the Kings Royal winner will now earn $25,000.

Eldora Speedway founder, the late Earl Baltes, and his family will be honored at the 16th running of the Baltes Classic on Sunday night, Sept. 1. The program includes the American Ironman Late Model Series ($5,000 to win), UMP modifieds, and super stocks.

The Biggest Dirt Race in the World™, the 54th running of the World 100, is set for Saturday night, Sept. 7. Preliminary action is set for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5-6 with current plans calling for the traditional Twin 25 main events each night. Wednesday, Sept. 4 will offer an early pit load-in and tech inspection option for race teams plus the World 100 pre-race party. While details are not yet available, officials have hinted at some additional purse monies being posted for the weekend.

A new sanctioning body and increased purses highlight the 42nd edition of the 4-Crown Nationals, an open-wheel classic, which is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. Friday’s program is highlighted by High Limit Racing winged sprint cars and a complete program for USAC national midgets and qualifying for the USAC Silver Crown division. Saturday’s finale features complete programs for USAC Silver Crown, USAC sprint cars, USAC midgets, and the High Limit Racing winged sprint cars. Each division will pay $15,000 to win, up from $10,000 each in 2023. “The 4-Crown weekend has been on an upward trajectory for a few years now and this is another step in the continued elevation of a fantastic fall classic,” commented Gappens.

And finally, the 44th Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC) is back at Eldora in 2024. The event is not only the Eldora season finale, but also the season finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. It will again carry a $100,000 first-place prize on Saturday night, Oct. 19. UMP modifieds and super stocks will compete on Thursday, Oct. 17 while Friday night, Oct. 18 offers qualifying events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, the steel-block late models, and features for the modifieds.

TICKET INFORMATION:

In an effort to simplify Eldora’s ticket renewal process, all 2024 events will now take place in the same renewal period. Ticket and camping renewals for the entire 2024 schedule will begin on December 12 and run through February 12, 2024. Eldora’s popular Add & Exchange period for renewing customers will be the week of February 19, 2024. The public sale for all events will begin on Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. Eastern.

All tickets and camping purchases can be made via EldoraSpeedway.com/tickets or by contacting the box office at (937) 338-3815.

 

 

Zeb Wise Going Full-Time With High Limit Racing In 2024
2023 All Star Circuit of Champions champion Zeb Wise has committed to chasing the 2024 High Limit Racing championship.
 

The cast of 2024 High Rollers continues to grow, this time with the addition of one of the brightest young Sprint Car racers in the game today. Fresh off a down-to-the-wire championship with the All Star Circuit of Champions, Zeb Wise will take the Rudeen Racing No. 26 to High Limit Racing full-time in 2024 with sights set on a new title.

High Limit Racing Reveals 2024 Schedule

After being hired by Kevin Rudeen in the summer of 2022, the Angola, Indiana native enjoyed a career-year in 2023. Wise rattled off 11 wins on the season, including his first-career World of Outlaws victory, and propelled the team to their first All Stars title thanks to a walk-off win at the 4-Crown Nationals.

At 21 years old, Wise has already won some of the biggest events in the sport in each division he has raced. Prior to moving into Sprint Cars at age 17, Wise had already topped the daunting Tulsa Shootout and earned a prestigious BC39 victory.

In 2024, the Rudeen No. 26 will again produce Ford Performance power under the hood as Wise returns to six tracks on the High Limit schedule where he previously owns a win - Kokomo Speedway (IN), Thunderbowl Raceway (CA), Outlaw Speedway (NY), 34 Raceway (IA), Eldora Speedway (OH), and Port Royal Speedway (PA).

Along with getting his first taste of several new tracks, Wise most certainly has the $26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Motorsports Park on June 7-8 and the $100,000-to-win Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway on August 29-31 circled on his calendar - both being hallmark events for his car owner.

Wise’s High Limit Racing tenure officially begins on Monday-Tuesday, February 12-13 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL, and concludes on Friday-Saturday, October 11-12 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX. Along with a trio of six-figure paydays and 25+ races paying $20,000 or more to win, teams will also compete for a $1 million championship fund and an additional $100,000 points fund for the Midweek Money Series.

Wise joins Kasey Kahne, Jacob Allen and Brad Sweet as driver who have already committed to running the national tour full-time in 2024.

A busy week lies ahead for High Limit Racing with plenty of more news to come on the cast of 2024 High Rollers. Stay tuned to FloRacing.com to keep up with the incoming announcements.

For fans unable to attend the track next year, you will be able to stream every High Limit Racing event live on FloRacing.

 

 

BRODY ROA AND TOMMY DUNKEL’S TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX DID NOT GO AS PLANNED

(Cypress, CA, December 1, 2023) To say that the Inland Rigging Sprint Car team had a dream season in 2023 is an understatement. Brody Roa won the USAC/CRA championship and Tommy and Christy Dunkel captured the car owner title. Dunkel scored his first-ever sprint car win in a VRA race at Ventura in April. Roa won eight USAC/CRA races and scored another victory in a Southern California Open Comp race at Imperial. Between the two, heading into the Turkey Night Grand Prix, they had 37 starts and rolled the cars back into the trailer all but one time. It was indeed a dream season.

A Kenny Lonngren photo of Brody Roa and the Inland Rigging Racing Team Logo are attached to this release.

If everything up to Ventura was a dream, the 82nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix ended up being a frustrating nightmare for the team. Last week, Tommy Dunkel sat down and reflected on the nightmarish end to the year.

S.D.: The Inland Rigging team came into Turkey Night with high hopes with newly crowned USAC/CRA Champion Brody Roa, and yourself who won at Ventura this season. In addition, you had Eddie Tafoya flying the Inland colors at Ventura where he was fast qualifier in a USAC/CRA race in 2022. You guys were certainly prepared for a big weekend.

Dunkel: We came in swinging for the fences. We thought we had a super good shot between me, Brody, and Eddie Tafoya. We have all had some pretty good success there. We came in there with our heads held high for sure.

S.D.: How did your own night start?

Dunkel: My hot laps were okay. Typical Ventura, super greasy and they threw the green way too soon. I was still okay with it being there were 53 cars or whatever it was (plus 48 midgets). My heat race was good. I started second and fell back one spot but I was on them. I was on first and second showing them a wheel. I was very happy (after) as it was still super one lane on the bottom. I did not want to chance junking my stuff having to physically move people out of the way. When it goes one lane that is what it comes down too. You have to start moving people. We came out of it with a third and it was a fairly stacked heat race.

S.D.: What happened next?

Dunkel: That was heat three. I got back to the pits and got out of my car and got back up there to watch Brody in heat five. That is when disaster struck.

S.D.: At that point, things began to unravel fast with Brody’s crash. What caused it?

Dunkel: The initial start, he had a great start. I think he started 5th and he was up to second. Some people spun behind him on the opening lap. So, of course, they had to rerack them with everybody back to their original spot (for the restart). He was coming into three and I think he expected the car in front of him to stick to the bottom. I wouldn’t say the guy slid up by any means, but he certainly did not hug the bottom like you would if you were running the bottom. Brody just clipped the right rear and that is what sent him for a big ride.

S.D.: It was a scary crash and it was obvious from the time he stopped flipping that he had sustained an injury and he was initially unconscious. What were his injuries?

Dunkel: When he got to the hospital he was very dazed. He was kind of coming and going as far as (knowing) where he was at. He got his bell rung. After some scans, he had a brain bleed. So they monitored him over night. By the morning they had the brain bleed stopped. By mid-morning they were in a position to release him from the hospital. He was very sore and obviously very shaken up but he is home and is well.

S.D.: Brody left for the hospital in an ambulance. You still had a race and possibly two to go. However, you decided to sit out the rest of the night.

Dunkel: Until we knew Brody was stable and okay, I made the decision to stay out of the car. I kind of felt like my head was not right with my driver being injured. If it was the average deal where he was sitting in the motorhome sore, absolutely I would have gotten back in the car. But we were kind of in the dark about how bad his head injury was. So, I decided to sit out.

S.D.: Brody was out at the hospital and you pulled out. You still had Eddie Tafoya Jr. flying the Inland Rigging flag. Unfortunately, somebody else’s faux pas knocked him out of his heat.

Dunkel: It was super cool to help Eddie. I put a power plant in his car. It was unfortunate that he got upside down on Friday night because of another driver’s mistake. The other (who caused the crash) driver came over to my pit and said, ‘man did you see that? That was a brand new left rear tire.’ I was obviously already shook up from the night. I have Brody in the hospital, me not running the rest of the night, and Tafoya upside down because of this driver. And there he is complaining to me about a tire. I don’t want to say I let him have it, but he knows I was not happy.”

S.D.: You pulled out of the Friday night portion of the show. Why did you decide to continue on Saturday rather than throwing in the towel and coming home?

Dunkel: So, we got the green light that Brody was okay and everything was going to be all right. Brody said, ‘Hey, I am good. You guys go out and hammer down and represent the team.’ We as a team decided to race. I knew I was behind the eight ball because I did not run my qualifier (Friday night) but I figured I was okay. I had passed a lot of cars there before. I knew that is what I had to do again.

S.D.: You had to be relieved that Brody was going to be okay and you decided to race. Everything was fine. That is, it was momentarily fine. What happened next.?

Dunkel: We just finished up having breakfast. I told my son Aiden I would be out there in a second. Let’s get the car unloaded and get ready. I was still in the motor home finishing up my coffee and I just heard a crashing sound and blood-curdling screaming. Everyone had come running. What it was, was the tension cables on the hauler door had snapped and the door fell and crushed my son.

S.D.: That had to be extremely frightening when you realized what had just happened.

Dunkel: There was one guy from Jimmy May’s camp who was out prepping their car. He saw the whole thing and came running to his aid. He could not get the door up by himself. Malyssa Perkins was close by and she helped. Enough guys got over there so we could get the doors up and at least get him out from underneath it. He was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. After some scans and things, it was determined that he had a broken back and a broken sacrum. He spent Saturday to Wednesday afternoon at the Ventura County Hospital.

S.D.: How is your son doing?

Dunkel: He is doing much, much better. He is home. They want to see how well he does at home managing his pain. If it gets to be too much, then we will have to take him back. He is standing and he is kind of shuffling his feet to move ever so slowly. It is very positive progress but he has a long road ahead of him.

S.D.: Needless to say with those two guys injured, you decided to pull out of Saturday’s race. That should have put an end to all of the bad fortune, but that was not the case. What happened next?

Dunkel: Saturday night we had one of our guys from Inland Rigging come up to drive our dually and small trailer home because that is what Aiden drives. He came up. His girlfriend was nice enough to give him a ride. We gave them our bicycles (e-bikes) to ride back to the hotel (very close to the track). They were locked in the truck in a locked camper shell and some thieves broke in and cut the locks and stole our not so cheap e-bikes! It just added insult to injury without a doubt.

S.D.: I take it that is going to be the worst racing weekend you are ever going to have, correct?

Dunkel: Yeah, that is done. That is the worst, it is out of the way and we are moving forward.

S.D.: Upcoming is a busy week for you and the team. You are headed back to Indiana for among other things, the USAC banquet where Brody and you will receive your just rewards for winning the USAC/CRA title.

Dunkel: You know what? It has given us something positive to look forward to. To celebrate the championship with the Roa group. It is a nice feather in our cap as a new team together. What the Roa’s have spent so long doing and perfecting. They earned it. I just feel privileged to have the opportunity with those guys and go get a championship as a car owner. Brody and I have been pretty close for seven or eight years now. We are really looking forward to going there, letting loose a little bit, and getting to celebrate.

S.D.: What is the itinerary for your time in the “Hoosier State?”

Dunkel: We are flying out Wednesday night. DRC Chassis, which is the car we run, is having an open house on Thursday. We are going to attend that. With his chassis,’ I want to say we are at 11 wins combined between Brody and I this year. Joe (Joe Devin who owns DRC) is pretty excited to have us there and we are excited to go. Friday is the banquet, and on Saturday we are going to attend P.R.I.

S.D.: Are you already preparing for next year?

Dunkel: We kind of have some big things in the works. We are planning to do as much CRA as possible. Malyssa Perkins and I are working together to put a new series together for 360 cars. It is going to be called the IRSCS (Inland Rigging Sprint Car Series). We are going to run at a handful of tracks. It is going to be open to 360s and 410s. 410s will just have to run a restrictor. Brody and I are going to focus on that series being that we are heavily involved with it. I am still going to run for CRA Rookie of the Year, but it just kind of depends on how the first half of the season goes. Our plan is to hit as many races as we can in the first half of the season and just kind of see how we are both doing. Brody has a new kid (his second daughter who was born earlier this year) and with running so hard as long as he has, he came and did what he had to do. That was winning the championship (USAC/CRA). I know he is ready to go back to just fun racing and run a light schedule. I am going to put Eddie (Tafoya) in a car for our series (in 2024) and he will run his own car in USAC/CRA. I know he wants to win a championship there.

Dunkel and Roa want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. If you would like to be a marketing partner with the Inland Rigging Racing Team in 2024, please contact Dunkel or Roa the information at the top of this release.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 6th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 1st A Main

November 3 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

November 4 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Prelim. Night 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

September 16 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 8th A Main

October 7 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

October 14 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp DNS

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th B Main

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

Eddie Tafoya Sr. Racing Results

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway Senior Sprints 1st A Main

 

 

Jordan Hutton Crowned 2023 CRSA Sprints Champion At Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – December 4th, 2023

(VERNON, NY) – In front of a great crowd of A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints teams, crew, family and officials, Jordan Hutton was crowned CRSA Sprints champion for the first time in his career. 2023 was Hutton’s third season of competition in which was by far a breakout season and one that will be hard to rival in seasons to come.

Hutton started off his 2023 CRSA campaign with a huge win at Land of Legends Raceway on May 13. He would go on to win three of the first seven races on tour. In all, Hutton captured 5 CRSA checkered flags as he and runner up Dalton Herrick clashed for the title. When crunch time arrived, the combination of Hutton and Herrick would win five out of the last six points races.

The 2021 CRSA Outstanding Newcomer award recipient would finish the season with five wins, eleven top fives and twelve top tens in fourteen starts. The championship almost unraveled at Genesee Speedway in September when a low dollar part failed.

Hutton’s DNF that night was made worse by his rival championship contender Herrick scoring the win. That win closed the gap but would ultimately be the final point show as Short Track Supernationals Weekend at Afton was cancelled due to rain in October.

Hutton swept the season both with CRSA and at Land of Legends Raceway. The Hannibal, NY pilot won the CRSA Championship, LOLR weekly sanctioned points title, LOLR DisBatch Brewing Challenge Series and the Pit Stop Convenience Stores “I-90 Pit Stop Challenge” which saw races battled out along the New York State Thruway.

For their success as a team in 2023, Hutton’s father Jeremy was awarded Mechanic of the Year honors. Their one blemish on the season was a part failure as Jeremy had two able and willing cars available at all times to compete both on tour and weekly at Land of Legends Raceway.

By virtue of gaining 60 positions in A-Main competition over the course of 2023, Hutton was awarded the Powdertech Powdercoatings Hard Charger of the Year. In all prize categories combined Hutton took home the lion’s share of a record $18,400 point fund, with his share totaling $3,450. Twenty different drivers were awarded cash prizes from the record point fund thanks to the laundry list of CRSA marketing partners.

Runner up Dalton Herrick and third place points finisher Tomy Moreau shared their thoughts in front of the crowd while collecting their hardware and point fund earnings.

Rookie of the Year went to Deansboro, NY’s Dustin Sehn in what was a very close Rookie points battle with Kirsten Dombroski. Dombroski, a second-generation sprint car driver and niece of multi-time Empire Super Sprints champion Lance Yonge, was awarded with the CRSA Dedication Award for her team’s drive and never-give-up attitude at each tour event.

He’s still looking for his first 305 Sprint Car win but Dillon Paddock was absolutely the show in many of CRSA’s 2023 events. His always on the gas drives earned him the Outstanding Newcomer for 2023.

Tomy Moreau took a big step in 2023 with his first two CRSA wins at Outlaw Speedway and Fonda Speedway. The young driver from Sherbrooke, QUE, Canada was honored with CRSA’s Most Improved Driver.

John Cunningham is quiet, doesn’t make a lot of waves in the pits but puts forth incredible effort to support all of CRSA’s shows throughout the season. Cunningham from Pompey, NY was recognized with the CRSA Sprints Sportsmanship Award. A season with several nasty on-track incidents earned Tyler Chartrand the award no driver wants to receive at the banquet- the Tough Luck Award.

Spencer, NY’s Kyle Pierce was awarded Best Appearing Car for his green and purple No. 9K. What made his 2023 mount so unique was his popular graphic of Pierce half in his racing suit and half in his shirt and tie that he wears as a fourth grade teacher at Spencer-Van Etten Elementary. Pierce was recently recognized as the PEAK Performer of the Month in his classroom for his efforts in and out of the classroom- see the CRSA Sprints website for more details.

Matt Priscott Racing was recognized with the CRSA Sprints Perseverance Award for their never-wavering support to get to the track when they are able to. Driver Aaron Shelton would help the Priscott owned team score their first career Top 5 finish with a podium finish of third at Thunder Mountain Speedway on July 23.

Mike Emhof presented the CRSA Service Award to Gil Alexander who has been an asset to the CRSA Sprints and the Mike Emhof Motorsports parts trailer for the last eight years. Alexander is constant light at the races, always greeting customers and series supporters with a smile and great conversation.

In a twist of a driver giveaway, the Magsarus Magneto was awarded to Dalton Herrick. All eligible drivers were placed on an electronic wheel spin program and as the wheel landed on a driver’s name that driver was eliminated. The final two spin came down to Herrick and Dustin Sehn. Additionally, Paul Cole of Super Gen Products provided a Champion generator for a giveaway which was won by random draw by Tyler Chartrand.

Emhof concluded the CRSA portion of the banquet by informing the drivers and teams that a similar schedule of approximately 20 races is in the works for 2024. Weekly sanctioned competition will continue at Land of Legends Raceway on Saturday nights, with more information to come this offseason. Several tracks on the 2023 schedule have re-upped for 2024.

CRSA HISTORICAL SEASON: The CRSA Sprints started their 2023 campaign with a historical night at Weedsport Speedway as the tour matched the record of 33 entries which was set in 2022.

Billy VanInwegen Jr. and Cory Sparks now have tied Josh Pieniazek all-time with eleven seasons straight with at least one Top 5 finish.

Jordan Hutton becomes the twelfth different champion in CRSA Sprints history.

Tomy Moreau and Tim Iulg were first-time winners added to the CRSA Sprints history books in 2023.

New Top 5 finishers that were added in 2023 included Dillon Paddock, Blake Warner, Nathan Pierce, Timmy Lotz, Tim Iulg, Aaron Shelton and Tyler Graves.

Dalton Herrick moved into fifth place all-time with 49 career CRSA Top Fives.

Many thanks to Tom Skibinski for his efforts in compiling the overall statistics dating back to 2006.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2023 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

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

 

 

Sandvig Motorsports Announces JJ Hickle as Driver for the No. 7 410 Sprint Car in the 2024 Racing Season
 

Spencer, IA – December 4, 2023

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit: Nicole Signore Creative

Sandvig Motorsports is thrilled to announce that JJ Hickle will be taking the wheel of the No. 7 410 Sprint Car for the upcoming 2024 racing season. With a proven track record and a passion for speed, Hickle brings a wealth of experience and talent to the team, and Sandvig Motorsports is excited to see what they can achieve together on the track.

Hickle spent the majority of his 2023 racing season competing with the All Star Circuit of Champions as a rookie contender on the tour before dropping off the tour just past the midway point of the year. As he looks to put that experience to use in 2024, Hickle expressed his enthusiasm about joining Sandvig Motorsports.

“I’m honored to be a part of the Sandvig Motorsports team and excited to drive the No. 7 410 Sprint Car. I believe we have the potential for a successful season, and I’m looking forward to the challenges and victories that lie ahead.”

In addition to the driver announcement, Sandvig Motorsports is actively seeking sponsorships for the 2024 racing season to enhance their program and maximize their performance on the track. The team welcomes potential sponsors to join them on this thrilling journey and invites interested parties to reach out for partnership opportunities.

Last year saw Brooke Tatnell, Lynton Jeffrey, and Ian Madsen pilot the Sandvig Motorsports car at various times, mainly throughout the Midwest. While Sandvig is thankful for all the drivers’ efforts last season, he is looking forward to continuing to build on his program with a different level of consistency in 2024 and believes Hickle is the guy to get them there.

“We are proud to have JJ Hickle on board as our driver for the No. 7 410 Sprint Car. With his skill and dedication, coupled with the support of our fans and sponsors, we are confident that we can make a significant impact in the upcoming season.”

Sandvig Motorsports is currently working on finalizing the racing schedule for the 2024 season. An official schedule announcement is expected in the coming months as the team continues to prepare for an exciting and competitive year ahead. The goal is to compete at various events with different sanctions throughout the Mid-West, with some traveling possible dependent on sponsorship.

For sponsorship inquiries or further information, please contact Mike Sandvig at mikensandvig@yahoo.com or 712-260-8823.

Learn more about Sandvig Motorsports at: A2DPR.com/SandvigMotorsports

Follow Sandvig Motorsports’ season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Sandvig Motorsports on Facebook: Facebook.com/SandvigMotorsports7

Broadcast coverage of Knoxville Raceway, Husets Speedway and World of Outlaws events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of High Limits series events is available at FloRacing.com

 

Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel aim for Knoxville Raceway championship in 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (December 4, 2023) - The 2024 season will be business as usual for three-time All Star Circuit of Champions champion, Aaron Reutzel, as the Clute, Texas, native is set to make his return to Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) and ultimately contend for a track championship at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Reutzel, a three-time Knoxville Raceway winner during the 2023 season, will pilot the Brian and Lisa Ridge-owned, Folkens Bros Trucking-powered No. 87 in his quest for track domination, working to better his most recent championship-seeking performance that concluded fourth in Knoxville’s final standings.

“I want to thank Brian and Lisa Ridge for the opportunity to return in 2024. It’s been our goal to earn a Knoxville Raceway track championship and I’m confident we have the tools to accomplish it,” Aaron Reutzel said. “I also want to thank Folkens Brothers Trucking and Don Long at STC for coming on board to help with our efforts in 2024. Between their support, and having Austin Miller as our Knoxville team manager, only good things are ahead for this RSR No. 87.”

In addition to their Knoxville Raceway commitments, Aaron Reutzel and the RSR No. 87 will hit and miss a number of high profile events such as neighboring World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and High Limit Sprint Car Series programs throughout the Midwest.

“We’re pleased to have Aaron Reutzel return to Ridge & Sons Racing in 2024. His commitment to this race team is above and beyond and we’re ready to contend for a Knoxville championship,” Brian Ridge, owner of the Commercial Edge, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Folkens Brothers Trucking, STC, No. 87 sprint car, said. “We have a lot of laps at Knoxville, and if anyone deserves to earn a championship, it’s Aaron Reutzel. I’m anxious to see how things unfold.”

The 2024 Knoxville Raceway season is set to activate on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20; Friday will include multiple practice sessions with Saturday’s event featuring a full program. Reutzel and RSR will venture south to the Sunshine State prior to their slate in the Midwest, kicking things off with High Limit Sprint Car Series and 360 Sprint Car competition at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida.

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Xpress Laundry, Folkens Brothers Trucking, Rasmusson Service Center, and Don Long & STC.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

LIGUORI FRUSTRATED BUT DETERMINED TO GRAB RUMBLE VICTORY

With a Run of 16 Straight Starts, 3rd Generation Driver Isn’t Giving Up

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 3, 2023) – It isn’t for lack of effort or desire, but rather a lack of luck that third generation driver Joe Liguori hasn’t ventured into the Rumble in Fort Wayne victory circle. “I have been leaving the Rumble every year since 2007 saying, maybe one day I’ll win that race,” remarked the Lebanon, IN driver.

“Each year, as I mail in my entry form, I say to myself, maybe this is the year, and our team gets to work in preparation of the challenge,” continued Liguori.

He will get two more chances at the end of the month, when the annual indoor racing event returns to the massive Allen County War Memorial Coliseum December 29 and 30. He will be in the mix on the purpose-built concrete oval with his trusty Cliff Jacobs chassis that was built in 1990. The chassis has been highly modified and updated through the years to keep up with the competitive nature of indoor racing.

With a total of 30 Rumble appearances and 16 consecutive A-Main starts to his credit, Liguori’s stats reflect three top-three, eight top-five and 16 top-ten finishes. But when it comes to wins, the score remains at 0. The frustrations continued last year, as Liguori was handily leading the feature race and in strong contention for that elusive win until a collision with one of the infield marker tires ended his run.

“I was very upset at the time, but at the end of the night, I was back to being me – head up and smiling,” reflected Liguori. “I have tried nearly everything to change my luck, and it has become somewhat of a standing joke among my racing friends. This year, I had foam can coolers imprinted with ‘0X Rumble Winner’ on them. I sure hope they become outdated quickly.”

Following the footsteps of his popular grandfather, Ralphie ‘the racer’ and dad Frank, Joe is keeping the Liguori racing heritage moving forward. He will be taking the familiar ‘8up’ machine to Fort Wayne this month with sponsorship help from Sunshine Trailer Park, Power Cool Manufacturing, Indy Power Coating, Brand X, Penske Shocks and Keizer Wheels.

Each day of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales (Friday, December 29 and Saturday, December 30) features a full program of Midgets, Winged and Non-Winged 600cc Midgets, Baker Racing Engines Quarter Midgets and Go-Karts in the 25th running of the popular off-season event.

Complete event information will be outlined at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com.

 

 

Talin Turner Tabbed as Series Director of Open Wheel within POWRi

Belleville, IL. (12/2/23) POWRi (Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc.) is pleased to announce the signing of Talin Turner as the Series Director of Open Wheel for the 2024 season and beyond.

“Turner's hiring marks an exciting chapter for POWRi as we continue to innovate and elevate our offerings in the world of open-wheel racing,” said POWRi Competition Director Jason McCord. “Working well together previously that provided a better flow for events, Talin has proved that his strategic insights and passion for the sport are poised to make a significant impact on the series' growth and success.”

Within this key leadership role, Talin Turner, of Bashor Kansas, will oversee the strategic direction and management of POWRi's Open Wheel series’, bringing extensive expertise and a fresh perspective to further elevate the organization's prominence in the world of motorsports.

"Joining POWRi as the Series Director of Open Wheel is an incredible opportunity," said Talin Turner. "I'm thrilled to continue to contribute to the growth and success of the series as well as the overall racing landscape and I look forward to working with the talented teams and drivers to enhance the experience for fans, sponsors, and participants alike."

As Series Director of Open Wheel, Turner will be responsible for aiding in all aspects of the Open Wheel side of POWRi, including race scheduling, regulations, driver relations, marketing initiatives, and fostering relationships with tracks and promoters.

"We are delighted to welcome Talin Turner to the POWRi family," stated POWRi’s Kenny Brown. "His proven track record and comprehensive understanding of the racing industry make him an ideal fit for this role to add a fresh face behind the scenes. After working together with the Salute to Service, I believe that Talin proved that his leadership will steer all the Open Wheel series’ to new heights, providing an unparalleled experience and connections for our drivers, teams, and fans while continually building up his own T2 Promotions."

T2 Promotions - T2 Promotions founded by Talin Turner, was created to bring the ultimate racing experience for participants and fans alike. Taking part in events from coast to coast, Turner has taken notes from some of the top facilities, series, and racing professionals. Add that to his extensive knowledge not only behind the wheel but in all aspects of race day preparation and execution, Turner looks to create some of the most memorable racing events across the Midwest. For more information about T2 Promotions and their events, search “T2 Promotions” on all leading social media platforms.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE FINISHED HIS 2023 OUTDOOR SEASON AT MERCED AND VENTURA

(El Cajon, CA, November 29, 2023) Teenage racing star Braden Chiaramonte closed out the USAC Midget racing season last week with two races at the Merced Speedway and at the 82nd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway. The three races were his 41st, 42nd, and 43rd of the 2023 campaign. They were his last speed contests until the 39th Annual Tulsa Shootout that runs from December 26th through the 31st.

For the final three races of the USAC Midget season, Chiaramonte was back behind the wheel of the Graunstadt Enterprises – Streeter Racing/Gary Silva Ranches/T&T Trucking/Spike/Stanton/SR 11X #14J. He came into the Merced races after placing 22nd in the main the previous Friday at the Placerville Speedway

Merced Speedway, November 21st

The El Cajon, California-based teen headed to Doug Lockwood’s always well-prepared Merced Speedway for the two nights of racing on November 21st and 22nd. Twenty-nine other cars showed up for the third to last USAC Midget race of the 2023 campaign. When time trials concluded, Chiaramonte had turned in the 15th fastest lap at 11.809. The goal in the heat races was to finish in the top five and go directly to the A main without having to run the B. That is just what the driver known as “Spare Change” did in the third 10 lapper. He placed fifth to make his second USAC National Midget main in three starts in 2023.

Chiaramonte lined up 15th in the talent-laden 23-car main event field that included World of Outlaw and USAC Sprint, Silver Crown, and Midget heroes. After 30 intense, high-speed laps, he brought the black and gold #14J home in 18th.

Merced Speedway, November 22nd

Night two at Merced saw 31 cars go to battle on the well-manicured 1/3 mile clay oval. Qualifying again kicked off the night and Chiaramonte cut .152 off his first night time with a lap of 11.657. Thursday’s heats only put the top four drivers straight into the main. Unfortunately, the talented teen ended up sixth in the second heat and unlike 24 hours earlier, he had to take on the B main for a chance to get into the A.

Except momentarily slipping back to seventh, Chiaramonte virtually held the sixth spot the entire distance to earn his passage into the 30-lap finale.

For the 30-lap main on the second night of “Midget Madness,” Chiaramonte started 17th. Despite slipping back to 20th early on, he came back to finish in the same spot as he started. That gave him three straight A main appearances in the toughest midget series on the planet.

Ventura Raceway, November 25

Chiaramonte’s outdoor season ended in Ventura at the 82nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. The prestigious race is the third oldest in the USA behind only the Indianapolis 500 and the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. An enthusiastic sellout crowd was cheering from the grandstands and the race was streamed live on Flo Racing making it available to thousands of other fans around the world.

A strong 48-car field signed into the pits for the final race of the 2023 campaign. Chiaramonte’s time of 12.831 was the 39th best on the track that is located next to the beach on the Ventura County Fairgrounds. A ninth-place result in the first qualifying race meant that the 16-year-old driver would have to head to the B main in an effort to get one of the last four positions into the 98-lap finale.

The personable teen started 14th in the B. Getting entangled in someone else’s faux pas early on meant he had to go to the back for the restart. On a small track like Ventura, that is anything but good in a short (12-lap) race. Chiaramonte did the best he could in the limited time he had but the laps ticked off too fast. He got up to 13th by the time the checkered waved. That was not enough to get to the A main and his night was over.

The schedule slows down for the next few weeks before Chiaramonte heads to Oklahoma for the 39th Tulsa Shootout from December 26th through the 31st. While the driver and his crew will be away from the track, they will stay busy as they are working on marketing partnerships for the 2024 season. If you are interested in becoming a partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in motorsports please feel free to e-mail or call Daniel Chiaramonte at mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tiner-Hirst Enterprises, and Keizer Wheels.

 

 

HEARD LOOKING TO MAKE GAINS HEADING INTO 2024 SPRINT CAR SEASON
Article Credit: Tommy Goudge (TGoudge Communications)

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (December 2, 2023) - Baily Heard's sophomore season of racing in the 360 Sprint Car division is finished up, and the Heard Racing No. 70 team is already looking forward to 2024.

The 23-year-old driver from Niagara Falls entered 2023 looking to build on a solid rookie season; Heard finished 2022 on a high note by collecting his first top ten in 360 Sprint Cars and earning Rookie of the Nationals honours at Ohsweken Speedway's Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The team races on a shoestring budget out of a garden shed affectionately known as the "shoebox shop," but showed early this season that they were capable of competing with anyone. Baily negotiated tricky track conditions to finish sixth, 11th, and seventh and sit fourth in the championship standings after the first three weeks of competition at Ohsweken.

The team carried the early-season momentum to Merrittville Speedway and took a fifth-place finish in the Gary Cunningham Memorial race with the Southern Ontario Sprints series. As spring turned into summer and drier, slicker track conditions prevailed, the team began to struggle.

"At the beginning of the year we had some good success with a couple top tens and then it got a little tough through the middle of the season," observed Heard. "We were struggling to find a good setup when the track got slick, but then got an opportunity when Steve Lyons bought us a new GSR frame and body. After that, we started fresh with a new setup and slowly started getting better again."

The team kept grinding and finished the season 11th in Ohsweken championship standings, then qualified for the A-Main on both nights of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals. Baily got through Saturday's NSCN B-Main and gained nine spots in the A-Main to finish 19th.

"Making the Nationals was great in the end, (after) having to race through the B-Main and finishing 11th overall for points was better than our past seasons," Heard said.

Baily's efforts over the course of the season did not go unnoticed, as he was chosen for the Most Improved Driver award at Ohsweken Speedway's annual banquet. The team is now working on improvements for the 2024 season and looking for additional marketing partners as well. Baily is looking forward to a full season with the team's new GSR chassis and continuing to build on their setup notes.

"I'm hoping to have more top tens next year and to start to be a lot more competitive with the new car and finding the right setups," said Heard. "It would also be nice to get some new motor upgrades, although it's tough to scrounge the money up for that. Overall, it was a good year and I'm excited for next year and to get better."

The Heard Racing No. 70 Team consists of driver Baily Heard and crew members Marty Heard, Karen Heard, Tom Huppunen, and Andy Leblanc, and currently competes in the 360 Sprint Car division at various dirt oval tracks across Southern Ontario. The team would like to thank all of their sponsors for their support, including Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Doddey Creek Agri-Services, Bell's Winery, Snap-On Luke Easton, True Steel Roofing , Pro Battery Shops, The Meat Shoppe, Landmark Home Solutions, Niagara Trailers, Home Portraits by Bobby Heard, New Generation Racing Engines, Ackland Insurance, and Gordco Tools. Please contact Baily at bh7029@outlook.com if you are interested in supporting the Heard Racing No. 70 Team in 2024.

 

 

HIGH LIMIT SPRINT CARS RETURN IN 2024 INCLUDING TWO-DAY COMMONWEALTH CLASH PLUS SILVER CUP XXXIII

Sarver, PA (December 1, 2023) The High Limit Racing Sprint Car Series will make its return to The Action Track for three amazing nights of racing featuring some of the best Sprint Car drivers in the world in 2024. Following a wildly successful inaugural race at last September's $50,000-to-win Commonwealth Clash, where David Gravel bested the star studded lineup, the series, now in it's second year, will triple the racing action at Lernerville in the coming season.

Their first appearance will take place on Wednesday, July 23 with the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, which will once again reward the winner with $25,000 while bringing out some of the biggest names in Sprint Car racing both nationally and regionally. Then the action switches to September with the annual Commonwealth Clash which will now encompass two days starting on Friday, September 13 with a $10,000-to-win opening night and will offer $50,000 to the winner of night two on Saturday, September 14!

The High Limit Series completed a very successful first season of racing that saw Kyle Larson edge Rico Abreu to earn the inaugural points championship in 2023. This year the series add Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen and many more top level drivers to its touring roster in 2024 while attracting a great number of talented pilots from the area and beyond with its expanded 60 race touring schedule, covering 19 states and 36 tracks! Tickets for all High Limit Series races at Lernerville will be available at Lernerville.com. Once on sale, we will announce via our social media channels and website.

Be on the lookout on our website and social media channels as the complete 2024 Lernerville Speedway schedule of events will be available soon as we finish up the final details of what looks to be one of the finest seasons of racing in speedway history!

 

 

TRACK RECORD SPEEDS HIGHLIGHT OPENING NIGHT OF INAUGURAL RISKON360! OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (November 30, 2023) – The highly anticipated opening Thursday night of the Riskon360! Open Wheel Showdown saw Winged Sprint Cars and Speed Tour Super Modified begin their on track action in search of record paydays at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Davey Hamilton, Jr. of Nampa, Idaho set a blistering lap in his Kirk Morgan Racing No. 14 Sprint Car, running an 11.887 second lap on the .375-mile oval at 113.579 miles per hour average. Hamilton led the nearly 50 Sprint Cars that took times throughout the two lightning-fast practice sessions.

“It’s intense. This track is intense. You can’t be full throttle, but you’re living on the edge in these cars here,” Hamilton said. “I went up and watched the other sprint cars go around the track – I couldn’t believe this is what I do for a living. These guys and girls are just absolutely talented. Our car is running good. Everything is going good so far.”

“Our team is so solid this year. This race is about having the best sprint cars drivers in the country competing for the most money ever. We have that this weekend for sure.”

2023 Pink Lady Classic winner Evan Margeson of Tacoma, Washington, Franklin, Mass.’s Bobby Santos III, Tyler Roahrig of Plymouth, Indiana, and 2023 Must See Sprint Car champion Jason Blonde of Litchfield, Michigan rounded out the second practice session top-five.

Blonde led the evening session with a 12.096 second lap. Temperatures fell into the evening and the night session saw speeds increasing considerably.

“This is what it’s all about. You live for this stuff. It’s an honor to race against all these great drivers,” Blonde said.

11-time Indianapolis 500 starter Davey Hamilton, Sr. topped the Speed Tour Super Modified proceedings at press time, driving down to a 12.168 second lap during the second session. 2023 Oswego Classic winner Dave Danzer was second fastest in the night session of cars which had recorded times.

Activity increases tremendously on Friday for the inaugural Riskon360! Open Wheel Showdown with practice for all three participating divisions: the $50,000 to win Winged Sprint Cars, $10,000 to win Midgets, and $5,000 to win Speed Tour Super Modifieds. Grandstands open at 12:30pm to witness all of the action. Winged Sprint Cars will have all important time trails at 2:45pm, which will set the grids for the six 12-lap heat races later that evening. Opening Ceremonies are set for 5pm followed by the heat races and the fast dash for the six heat race winners to duel for the pole of the 100 lap Saturday night feature.

Tickets are available online at www.LVMS.com 2-day and single day pit passes are available at the gate and include grandstand access. Race fans can learn more about the Open Wheel Showdown at www.OpenWheelShowdown.com or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

 

CRSA Sprints Competitor Kyle Pierce Honored In Classroom As PEAK Performer

Press Release courtesy of WENY News’ Connor Freidhoff – December 1st, 2023 – WENY News Photo

(VAN ETTEN, NY) – A local teacher has used his skills on the racetrack to help motivate his students in the classroom. For one fourth grade class at Spencer-Van Etten Elementary School, their teacher has displayed both commitment to education and excellence on the racetrack.

Thursday morning as Kyle Pierce was helping his students practice math problems, representatives from the CRSA Sprints presented him with the Peak Automotive Performer of the Month award. The award, as featured in the national publication Speedway Illustrated Magazine, was presented to Pierce to recognize his participation in sprint car racing to teach his class about life lessons and making good decisions.

"It's really cool to be recognized to be able to just share with other people, to see what more of a day-to-day life is away from the racetrack," said Kyle Pierce, a teacher at Spencer-Van Etten Elementary School.

Pierce has been racing since he was six years old, and over time he's worked is way up from slingshots to sprint cars. He developed an interest in teaching through opportunities to observe classes already in action.

"I connected with my third grade teacher that was I this building, Mrs. Harris. She let me come back as a senior and I worked probably three or four times in her room. I came over for a full school day. That's what kind of sparked me and I like working with the kids, that seemed like a good career option," added Pierce, whose father also taught in the public school system and actively races sprint cars.

The 2021 CRSA Rookie of the Year and five-time 305 sprint race winner has often garnered support from his students, who enjoy watching their teacher compete in person. After his races, Pierce uses moments from his time on-track to teach about adversity and making smart decisions in life.

When Kyle hits the track, it can be a family affair. His father Cliff still races alongside him at various races on tour. It shows that any night at the racetrack can be a memorable one for Kyle, his family, and of course his students.

Attention will now turn to honoring drivers and teams at the annual awards banquet on Saturday December 2 at Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino. More information is forthcoming on event details including times and event accommodations. Those wishing to make reservations early be sure to mention CRSA or Mike Emhof Motorsports for special lodging pricing.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2023 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

For more information on the series, results, points and 2023 schedule please visit our website www.crsasprints.com

 

 

70th Gold Cup Pays Record $100,070 to Win; New Dates Announced

CHICO, Calif., December 1, 2023… Silver Dollar Speedway will host the highest paying sprint car race in the track’s 62-years of existence during the 70th Anniversary of the Mike Curb Gold Cup Race of Champions presented by Napa Auto Parts scheduled for August 21 - 24. The famed quarter-mile clay oval dirt track will host the High Limit Racing Sprint Car Series for three incredible nights of racing culminating in the Saturday night main event in which the winner will receive the historic payday of $100,070.

With leadership from Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson, and Colby Copeland, who together make up SLC Promotions, their goal was clear from day one when they took over the day-to-day operations at Silver Dollar Speedway - ‘to make Gold Cup great again’. With today’s announcement that the 70th edition of the Mike Curb Gold Cup Race of Champions will pay an unprecedented $100,070 to win, it now pushes this event to the highest paying sprint car race on the West Coast. “The goal between Kyle, Colby and I was always to make the Gold Cup one of the biggest sprint car races not only in California but across the Country,” said Sweet. “All three of us grew up coming to the Gold Cup and we are excited to elevate this race to the next level.”

Fans who had reserved tickets from last year’s Gold Cup will receive an e-mail for an exclusive chance to renew their seats before they go on sale to the public on February 2, 2024. If fans renew their seats before the February 2nd deadline, the Speedway will include a free Friday night ticket to the Fall Nationals currently scheduled for September 28th.

The Silver Dollar Speedway staff will reach out to everyone who camped at last year’s Gold Cup starting in January. “To see the fairgrounds packed with Motorhomes and Trailers last year was incredible,” said Copeland. “Just by walking around you could get a real sense that the vibe and the atmosphere was elevated. This year, with the big money on the line, I can only imagine how electric the fairgrounds will feel.”

Questions for the upcoming Mike Curb Gold Cup Race of Champions presented by Napa Auto Parts questions can be e-mailed to sdsgoldcuptix@yahoo.com.

Mike Curb is celebrating 60 years of involvement with motorsports. His passion for motorsports is undeniable. During his tenure in auto racing, Curb’s name has been associated with IndyCar, NASCAR, IMSA, USAC and all types of sprint car racing. He has amassed over 1,000 wins spread out amongst 55 different types of race cars. “Mike is one of the most passionate people I have ever met when it comes to auto racing,” said Sweet. “It is an honor to have his name at the front of this year’s Gold Cup and making this race the biggest paying sprint car race to win on the West Coast.”

For fans unable to attend any of the four nights of racing, Flo Racing will have you covered starting with the Wednesday night, August 21st winged 360 race. The following three nights will feature the High Limit Racing Series.

 

 

Arenz makes his mark in rookie IRA 410 Sprint Car campaign

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 30, 2023 – After claiming back-to-back Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car titles in 2021 and 2022, Travis Arenz and the Travis Arenz Motorsports team made a successful leap to 410 Sprint Car competition as a full-time entrant with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series during the 2023 season.

Arenz’s first full season in the 410 Sprint Car ranks turned heads as he earned his first career IRA A-main victory at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 1 to go along with a total of 12 top-five and 15 top-10 A-main showings, as well as three heat race victories, seven dash appearances and two dash victories in 28 410 Sprint Car events in 2023.

On the strength of his impressive third place showing in the final 2023 Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series point standings, Arenz claimed the Sage Fruit-Hepfner Racing Products Apple Cup Award for finishing as the second-highest point-earning rookie driver in the final 2023 IRA point standings.

The 16th-year racer opened the 2023 IRA campaign with a doubleheader weekend at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, during which he missed an A-main transfer spot by one position with a third place finish in the first B main on Friday, April 7 before placing fifth in the second B main on Saturday, April 8.

On April 15, Arenz returned to more familiar territory as he charged from his 15th starting spot to place fifth in IRA A-main action at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis.

After starting sixth in a non-sanctioned 410 Sprint Car A-main event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on May 6, the Sheboygan Falls, Wis. driver finished in the runner-up spot behind race winner Bill Balog. The second place showing equaled Arenz’s previous career-best 410 Sprint Car finish, which also came at Wilmot Raceway in a Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series event on Aug. 27, 2022.

In his Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series debut, Arenz placed 14th in A-main action at Wilmot Raceway on May 13.

After suffering a blown motor in hot laps, Arenz switched to a backup car for the remainder of an IRA event at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on May 20. However, contact in heat race competition resulted in a flip, which relegated Arenz to the B main where he ended his night with an eighth-place finish. Arenz rebounded the following night to finish seventh in A-main action at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on May 21.

During an IRA doubleheader weekend at Wilmot Raceway on May 27 and 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on May 28, Arenz posted eighth place and fifth place A-main showings respectively.

Arenz, who began his racing career in the Outlaw Compact 4-cylinder division at The Plymouth Dirt Track in 2008, entered a pair of All Star-IRA events at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on June 1 and The Plymouth Dirt Track for the annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation race on June 2, during which he finished fifth in the B main to just miss out on an A-main transfer spot at Dodge County and placed 20th in A-main action at Plymouth.

In his Sycamore Speedway debut on June 10, Arenz won the second IRA dash to start second and equal his career-best IRA finish with a second place A-main showing at the Maple Grove, Ill. facility before placing fifth in A-main action at Angell Park Speedway on June 11.

Arenz then earned a fourth place finish in IRA A-main competition in his first appearance at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Ill. on June 24.

The highlight of Arenz’s 2023 season came on July 1 when he advanced from the sixth starting spot to claim his first career IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A-main victory in the 30-lap Scott Semmelmann Memorial event at The Plymouth Dirt Track. The win marked Arenz’s 37th overall career A-main victory at The Plymouth Dirt Track in four different divisions (Outlaw Compact 4-Cylinder, B Mod (Sport Mod), 360 Sprint Car and 410 Sprint Car), as well as his 71st career A-main triumph.

After starting 14th in an IRA-NOSA main event at I-94 emr Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. on July 13, Arenz retired from the race with a broken throttle linkage and was scored 23rd. During an IRA-NOSA doubleheader at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on July 14-15, Arenz posted 12th and 11th place A-main finishes respectively.

An IRA doubleheader weekend at The Plymouth Dirt Track and Wilmot Raceway on July 28 and July 29, netted Arenz a pair of fifth place A-main showings.

After turning in a 22nd to 11th place A-main charge during the annual Kenosha County Fair race at Wilmot Raceway on Aug. 19, Arenz posted a second place showing during the IRA Corn Fest event at Angel Park Speedway on Aug. 20.

Five days later, Arenz notched a ninth place finish in IRA’s return visit to 34 Raceway on Aug. 25. On Sept. 1 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, Arenz turned to a backup car for the A main, after his primary car suffered engine issues in heat race action. In the main event, Arenz came home 15th.

Arenz returned to his home track – The Plymouth Dirt Track – during the Sheboygan County Fair on Sept. 2, during which he won the first IRA dash and led the first four laps of the A main from the pole before settling for a fourth place finish.

In his debut at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. on Sept. 8, Arenz placed fourth in the main event. However, a serious motor issue was discovered prior to the Jerry Richert Memorial IRA race at Cedar Lake Speedway on Sept. 9, which forced the team to scratch from the event and left it without a 410 motor for the remainder of the 2023 season.

With an underpowered 360 motor bolted in for the 2023 lid-sealing IRA Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Sept. 30, Arenz started 18th and advanced to seventh in the B main to fall three spots short of earning an A-main transfer spot.

“I learned a lot in my rookie season with the IRA,” Arenz said. “I’m also proud of what we accomplished with the small budget we had this year compared to others that we race with. I want to thank all of our great sponsors, especially those who have stuck with us over all these years. They are very much appreciated. I also want to thank our many, many fans and, of course, all my crew members. Plans for 2024 are uncertain at the moment. Regardless, we will still have a 410 car in the shop.”

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports sponsorship partners include Professional Plating Inc., Service One Transportation, Inc, Don and Lynn Kiel, Oostburg Concrete, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Schoen’s Wildlife Removal, Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig, Pallet Works, DW Fence, Little Bears Tree Service LLC, Lake Auto Glass and Service, Myhre Construction LLC, Roth’s Auto Restoration, Hair Fellers Barbershop, Fastenal of Plymouth, Jensen Sales and Service, Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill, Carbliss Hand Crafted Cocktails, Amy Bruechert Reality, Cornwell Tools-Paul Epping, Advanced Engine Concepts, Inc., Duehring’s Tax Service, Everhope Show Cattle, HRP Wings and Behling Racing Equipment.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports team consists of pit crew members Greg Piedot, Jerrod Gamb, Emily Stadler, Cameron Fritz, Bobby Bonelli and Trevor Hittman (public relations).

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and X (Twitter) pages.

Travis Arenz Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Duehring’s Tax Service

Travis Arenz Motorsports would like to acknowledge Duehring’s Tax Service for its support during the team’s rookie season of competition with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series in 2023.

Located at 615 South Eighth St., Suite 110-6 in Sheboygan, Wis., Duehring’s Tax Service is a local, family-owned business specializing in tax preparation services.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Duehring’s Tax Service via email at bneils09@gmail.com or by calling 920-452-8665.

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

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

Travis Arenz Motorsports 410 Sprint Car Final 2023 Statistics

Total Events – 28 IRA Events – 27 All Star Events – 3 A Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 12 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 15 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 20 Top 20 A Main Finishes – 21 Heat Race Victories – 3 B Main Victories – 0 Dash Appearances – 7 Dash Victories – 2 Fast Qualifier Awards – 0 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Final Points Finish – 3rd

Travis Arenz Motorsports 360 Sprint Car Final 2023 Statistics

Total MSA-PDTR Events – 2 A Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0 Heat Race Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Travis Arenz Motorsports Career Highlights 2008-2023

Total Career A Main Victories – 71 Outlaw Compact 4-Cylinder A Main Victories – 20 IMCA Northern Sport Mod/B Mod A Main Victories – 20 MSA/PDTR 360 Sprint Car A Main Victories – 30 IRA 410 Sprint Car A Main Victories – 1 2013 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Outlaw Compact 4-Cylinder Champion 2016 141 Speedway Northern Sport Mod Champion 2021 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Champion 2021 Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Champion 2022 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Champion 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Champion 2023 Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Apple Cup Rookie Award

 

 

$100,000 ON THE LINE LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT SKAGIT SPEEDWAY’S SKAGIT NATIONALS

Labor Day weekend just became massive on the west coast! The inaugural visit of the High Limit Racing Series will see a six-figure payout to the winner on Saturday, August 31st at the Skagit Nationals.

“We’re taking sprint car racing to the next level on the west coast, we are here to shape the future of the sport. Sprint car racing is in a great place right now, the attraction and participation it’s bringing to the tracks is amazing. As owners we need to take a step forward to ensure the teams have the stability and assurance to keep growing. For the fans, we need to make sure these shows are an unforgettable experience year after year.” – Kevin Rudeen

In the last two years Skagit Speedway has increased the payout and winnings for all events. In 2024, with the addition of the High Limit Racing Series, the bar has been raised once again making this one of the largest paying sprint car races on the west coast.

The Skagit Nationals will kick off on Thursday, August 29th and conclude on Saturday, August 31st. Tickets, format, and complete purse will follow in the coming weeks.

Skagit Speedway

4796 Old Highway 99 North Road

Burlington, WA 98233

360-724-3567

www.SkagitSpeedway.com

 

 

Cogleys, Famers team up to promote Millstream in 2024

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023

FINDLAY, Ohio- Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio will roar back to live in 2024 under new ownership and a new promotion team.

MS Properties, Matt and Beth Cogley recently purchased the four-tenths-mile dirt track and have begun to work on the facility. The Cogleys will be teaming up with Rich and Shelly Farmer to promote races at Millstream in 2024. The Famers recently took over promoting Fremont Speedway again after having operated the “Track That Action Built” for 10 years (2008-2017) and in years past have promoted events at Millstream Speedway.

"We are excited to work with Matt and Beth to bring Millstream back up and running successfully. In an age where more and more dirt tracks are closing, it’s fantastic to be able to help keep a historic track running. The enthusiasm of the area fans and race teams for this is very encouraging,” said Rich Farmer.

The schedule of races for 2024 is dependent on the amount of work that can be accomplished over the off-season.

“Matt and Beth have been hard at work and a lot of area fans have come out to help. Right now we’re looking at a handful of special events at Millstream in 2024,” said Farmer.

Matt Cogley has been a Lightning Sprint racer for 5 years, also running a 360 sprint car in the 2022 season. The Cogleys’ son Alex also raced Lightning Sprints for three years and spent a year traveling with a professional sprint car team out of Texas.

"We know we have a lot to learn about operating a racetrack. The support we have received for getting Millstream back up and running has been incredible and we look forward to working with Rich and Shelly in 2024 and learning what it will take to be successful,” said Beth Cogley.

Millstream Speedway opened in 1952 as a five-eighths-mile oval and was shortened to its current size in 1960. The track operated under many owners and managers regularly through 1999 – including a stint in the 1970s under the direction of the then Fremont Speedway promoters. The track reopened in 2008 and closed again in 2022. Since then Millstream has hosted a few select shows.

Keep up to date on the progress at Millstream by following them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Millstream.Speedway.

 

 

GRANT SEXTON MAKES HIS FIRST TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX SPRINT CAR MAIN EVENT

(Lakeside, CA, November 28, 2023) For the first time in his young career, 19-year-old Grant Sexton qualified for the main event in the sprint car portion of the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway last Saturday night. The race closed the season for the young driver who captured the 2023 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year award.

Attached to this release is a Steve Lafond photo of Grant Sexton at the Turkey Night Grand Prix and the Sexton Gatlin Racing Team logo.

Last week’s race marked Sexton’s second-ever attempt at Turkey Night. He made his debut in the long-running event in 2022. On that occasion, the then 18-year-old was fighting for one of the transfer spots in the B main when he became entangled in a couple of other driver's mess. That catastrophe knocked him out of the race. It was a bitter ending for the highly competitive teen.

Last week, Sexton, who calls Lakeside, California home, was one of 52 entries in the sprint car division at the 82nd running of the historic motorsports event. Bent on making the main this year, he kicked off the two-night racing program in style when he scored a convincing run-away win in the first heat race of the weekend. At the checkers, he was nearly a full straightaway ahead of his closest challenger.

After his heat race triumph, Sexton had a good chance of locking in one of the 10 spots for Saturday’s A main event in his qualifier. Starting on the outside of row two in the 12-lap, 11-car race, he was forced wide in turn one on the opening lap. Subsequently, he slipped as far back as eighth. Never to be deterred, he got his elbows up and clawed his way forward all the way to fifth before the checkered flag halted the proceedings. Unfortunately, that was not enough to get him into the dash and he would have to run a B main on Saturday night.

Sexton, who was the 2021 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series champion, started on the pole in one of the 12-lap, 17-car B mains on Saturday. With a complete sellout crowd looking on, he steered his pretty #22 car into the lead at the drop of the green flag. The precocious racer led the first seven laps before relinquishing the top spot. From that point on, he stayed in second place and earned his ticket to his first Turkey Night Grand Prix main event.

Starting 14th in the 30-lap finale, Sexton wisely bided his time early on. The youthful driver went outside and quickly became one of the best shows in the race. He picked off car after car and had worked his way up to fifth on the track with narrow straightaways. However, going into turn one late in the affair, he thought the bottom was taking rubber and he dove low in his immaculate #22. Unfortunately, it was still slick and he dropped back three positions. One lap later he stayed low and slipped backwards a few more spots. He was unable to regain those positions in the limited time remaining and took his final checkered flag of the 2023 season in 13th place.

Grant will be back for his second full season in USAC/CRA while his father Brent will be trying to succeed him as Rookie of the Year. In addition, Brent will be doing some selected races in a lightning sprint. If you or your company are interested in becoming a marketing partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2024, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2023 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2023 Results

Brent Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 4th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway PAS Senior Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 11th B Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 2nd A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

10-20-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

10-21-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

11-11-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

11-14-23 Bakersfield Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

11-17-23 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints DNS

Dalton Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 14th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 3rd A Main

8-22-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

Grant Sexton

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

4-22-23 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

4-29-23 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

5-6-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

5-20-23 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

6-17-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprints 21st A Main

6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 10th A Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 19th A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

10-20-23 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp Sprint Cars 5th A Main

11-3-23 Cocopah Speedway ASCS Sprint Cars 7th A Main

11-3-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

11-4-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

11-11-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

11-25-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 13th A Main

AJ Bender

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 7th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

Robby Brockman

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 13th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 5th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 8th A Main

Darren Brown

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

Braden Chiaramonte

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

Geoff Dale

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest 4th A Main

 

 

OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN DRAWS NATIONS WINNINGEST TEAM

(November 29, 2023) When the Open Wheel Showdown officially kicks off Thursday afternoon at the “Bullring” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, they will have a bullseye on their back, and for good reason. The Kirk Morgan Racing team, with driver Davey Hamilton Jr., are at the top of their game currently.

If you are going to leave Las Vegas with the 50K first place prize money, you must first figure out how to stop this team. They are the winningest pavement sprint car team in the country currently with 8 total wins this season, and fresh off a win in the recent November 4 ‘Sandi DeCaire Classic 41’ at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida. The event is the biggest winged pavement sprint car race on the Florida based Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series schedule.

The team is owned by Tampa, Florida businessman Kirk Morgan. Morgan started the team in 2020, but it wasn’t until late 2021 that Morgan hired Davey Hamilton Jr. to do the driving duties. After winning the 2022 SSSS series championship, the team hit its stride this season. They picked up the non-wing Dave Steele 15 at Florida in February. Since then, they have also won 3 times with Must See Racing and added several second-place finishes with the series. They also finished second to Evan Margeson in the 27K to win Pink Lady Classic at Meridian, Idaho in September.

Driver Davey Hamilton Jr. is the promoter of the Open Wheel Showdown. But he will now get to focus on being a driver now that race weekend is upon us. He has handed over all responsibilities to capable individuals so he can focus on being just a driver. The team might be one of the early favorites to take home the 50k this weekend based on their performance in 2023.

Owner Kirk Morgan indicated the success of the team is due to team chemistry. Everyone knows their role.

“I must admit, I’m happy with our season” team owner Kirk Morgan commented. “We’ve won a bunch of races and had a bunch of second places. We’re a little disappointed in some of those Must See Racing second place finishes. At times we weren’t on our game as much as we would have liked. But we put up a good fight and had a lot of fun doing it.”

“The Must See series is a lot more fun than I ever thought it would be. We raced at a lot of good facilities up north. Jim Hanks and his wife Nancey put on one heck of a show. We like the competition level and running with those guys”.

The team is headed by crew chief Todd Schmidt. Schmidt is one of the mot respected pavement sprint car crew chiefs in the sport. He has worked with Dave Steele and Troy DeCaire. He was won multiple races and championships prior to his tenure with the Morgan team. He won the 2009 Little 500 with Dave Steele.

“it’s the package, its everything” explains Morgan. “Its Davey, its Todd, its me, its crew member “Luigi”, and it’s our commitment. We win our races at the shop. We don’t win them at the track it’s our commitment. We work three night a week on the car at the shop.”

Being on the road has presented challenges for Moran trying to run a business and race this season, but he’s enjoying the experience. “It’s hard. When I’m on the road I speak to the office daily. I have 5 offices in Florida, but I speak to them on the regular while I’m on the road. It presents a challenge, but I’ve hired good, smart people to stand in my place while I’m gone.”

“Todd has been with me from day one. I was fortunate to grab him when I did. I enticed him to be a team member and we’ve had a lot of fun since. As everybody knows, Todd is a wealth of knowledge. He’s a sprint var guru. He’s our engine builder and a chassis guru. He does the setup and shocks too. Todd is the guy at the track everybody comes to for advice. He’ll help anybody.”

“Luigi is one of the hardest working guys I know. In the shop he works non-stop. He just keeps on going. We all eat, breath, and sleep it.”

Morgan likes the team’s chances to take the 50K back to Tampa. “We go into every race with our heads held high. This is the most stacked pavement race we’ve ever witnessed. There are 20 guys that could win this race and another 20 that could surprise everybody. That’s the neat think about this race. The money has lured everybody to Las Vegas. We’re ready to compete with the top guys from all over the country.”

There is one thing Morgan can predict about this weekends race. “If we win it, the 50k is coming home with us. I’m not much of a gambler” concluded Morgan.

 

 

Hartmann’s sophomore 410 Sprint Car season nets second top-10 IRA points showing

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 29, 2023 – After a completing a promising rookie Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series campaign in 2022 in just his third year behind the wheel of a race car, Austin Hartmann came back to register a solid second season in the seat of the 87A Hartmann Racing 410 Sprint Car during the 2023 campaign.

In all, Hartmann’s demanding six-month 2023 season schedule featured trips to 14 different tracks in six states with the team placing ninth in the final IRA point standings. Along with completing the full IRA slate, Hartmann mixed in additional races with the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws 410 Sprint Car Series and Tezos All Star Circuit of Champion 410 Sprint Car Series, while sprinkling in non-sanctioned events at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. and Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich.

In 33 410 Sprint Car events during the 2023 season, Hartmann tallied one top-five, six top-10 and 12 top-15 A-main showings, while recording two heat race victories and six IRA dash appearances.

After turning in a 10th place showing in the 2022 IRA 410 Sprint Car Series point standings during his rookie season, Hartmann closed out his second full season of IRA 410 Sprint Car Series action one spot better with a ninth place showing in the final 2023 point standings.

The Plymouth, Wis. driver opened the 2023 IRA schedule with a ninth place effort in B-main competition at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on April 7 before placing sixth in B-main action on April 8.

After finishing fifth in the second IRA dash to claim the 10th A-main starting spot in the 30-lap A-main event at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on April 15, Hartmann did not turn another competitive lap for the remainder of the program. Shortly after pushing off for the 30-lap A main, a broken component in the driveline of the 87A Hartmann Racing machine forced Hartmann to leave the track and retire to the pit area for the remainder of the event. He was listed 22nd in the final race rundown.

The highlight of Hartmann’s 2023 season followed on May 6 as he turned in a career-best fifth place showing in a non-sanctioned 410 Sprint Car A-main event at Wilmot Raceway.

A doubleheader weekend of competition with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions netted a ninth place B main showing at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. on Friday, May 12 and a 20th place A-main finish in a co-sanctioned All Star-IRA event at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, May 13.

Hartmann’s best A-main showing of the 2023 IRA season came one week later as he turned in an eighth place finish at The Plymouth Dirt Track on May 20.

The ensuing three IRA events netted a 17th place finish at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on May 21, a 12th place showing at Wilmot Raceway on May 27 and a 13th place finish at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on May 28.

Another doubleheader weekend of Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions action resulted in a 10th place B-main showing at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, June 2 before Hartmann came home 25th in the annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation A-main event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 3.

The following weekend saw Hartmann tally a pair of top-15 A-main finishes in IRA competition as he came home ninth at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Grove, Ill. on June 10 and placed 12th at Angell Park Speedway on June 11.

Hartmann joined the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Series for a pair of events at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on June 16-17, coming away with 20th place finishes in both A-main events.

After taking 10th place in IRA A-main competition at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Ill. on June 24, Hartmann finished 15th in IRA main event action at The Plymouth Dirt Track on July 1.

A stirring heat race run saw Hartmann qualify directly into a NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Series A main at Wilmot Raceway on July 8. A lap 6 heat race pass for fifth place earned Hartmann his third World of Outlaws series A-main start of the 2023 season and his first interview with World of Outlaws Pit Reporter Chase Raudman before capping the night with a 19th place finish in A-main action.

A long trip to Minnesota and North Dakota followed with Hartmann placing 19th in IRA A-main action at I-94 emr Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. on July 13 before taking 10th in main event competition at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on July 14 and a 20th place A-main finish on July 15.

After qualifying third in the 25-lap field, rain washed out main event action at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wis. on July 21, Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team notched a strong sixth place A-main showing in a non-sanctioned 410 Sprint Car event at Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich, on July 22.

Hartmann then posted 22nd and 19th place A-main finishes in IRA events at The Plymouth Dirt Track and Wilmot Raceway respectively on July 28 and July 29.

Following a two-week break from competition, Hartmann finished 10th in an IRA B main at Wilmot Raceway on Aug. 19 before placing 14th in an IRA A main at Angell Park on Aug. 20.

Hartmann escaped without injury, following a hard crash and ensuing fire in his No. 87 machine, during IRA heat race action at 34 Raceway on Aug. 25.

The final month of the 2023 season saw Hartmann record top-20 A-main finishes in IRA events at Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway on Sept. 1 (19th), The Plymouth Dirt Track on Sept. 2 (19th), Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. on Sept. 8 (15th), Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. on Sept. 9 (15th) and The Plymouth Dirt Track on Sept. 30 (20th).

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors, crew members, family, friends and fans, who have helped me live out my dream of racing a 410 Sprint Car at track across the Midwest,” Hartmann said. “I appreciate everything they have done over the past two years.”

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s website www.team87a.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The sponsorship partners for the 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Schmidt’s Landscaping, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Steinpreis Trucking, KSI Supply Inc., Quasius Construction, SwitchGear Brewing LLC, TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Hopf Farms, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Berryman Racing Shocks and Maxim Chassis.

The 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Parker Annis, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – TheD8Dispensary

The Austin Hartmann – 87A Hartmann Racing team was thrilled to have TheD8Dispensary on board as a sponsorship partner for the 2023 season.

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To contact TheD8Dispensary, call (920) 395-2904 or visit https://www.thed8dispensary.com/sheboygan.

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Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing Final 2023 Statistics

Total Events – 33 IRA Events – 27 World of Outlaws Events – 3 All Star Events – 4 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 6 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 12 Top 20 A Main Finishes – 23 Heat Race Victories – 2 Dash Appearances – 6 Dash Victories – 0 Fast Qualifier Awards – 0 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Points Finish – 9th

 

Early Entries Put The 39th Annual Tulsa Shootout On Record Watch!

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (November 29, 2023) Rocketing past the 1,000-entry mark for the tenth year in a row on November 18, the number of entries into the 39th annual Tulsa Shootout has not slowed down, with the count sitting at 1,311 between the six featured divisions.

Creeping up on the previous event record of 1,397, set in 2020, the current entry record stands at 1,739, with 1,661 drawing in, and was set during the 2022 edition of the ‘Mecca of Micros’. The 2023 show was only six entries under the record, with total entries drawing in setting a new record at 1,655.

An idea of how far ahead entries currently stand and why this year's event could be a record-setting affair, pre-entries for the 2023 event closed with 1,536 on file.

The 1,311 entries received so far for the 2024 showdown include 540 drivers from 330 cities across 40 states and three countries (USA, Can, NZ). Of the drivers, 242 plan to compete in at least three divisions. Needing to fit within a specific age range to do so, seven drivers fall into that category and are able to race in five classes.

Both stock divisions have cleared 300 entries each, with Joe’s Racing Products Stock Non-Wing sitting at 314, and EVO Fuel Injection A-Class at 302. Hyper Racing Non-Wing Outlaw follows with 285, with the RS12 Winged Outlaws with 195. K&B Racing Restricted sits at 119, with the Flying A Motorsports Junior Sprints on track to have their largest field ever, with the count currently at 95. The 2023 event saw 96 drivers draw in out of the 98 entries received.

The lead-up to the Chili Bowl Nationals in January, several drivers will again take the opportunity to utilize the Tulsa Shootout for added-on-track experience. Tyler Courtney in a Christopher Bell owned entry was revealed recently, but a quick glance through the classes finds 22 drivers doing so.

Tim Buckwalter, Michael Faccinto, Noah Gass, Blake Hahn, Colton Hardy, and even defending Chili Bowl Champion, Logan Seavey, are just some drivers looking for extra seat time. For Chili Bowl Rookies like Cale Coons, Elijah Gile, and Joey Amantea, that added time on track is invaluable.

Teams can enter online 24/7 at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1531/registrations/8517. Starting November 30, 2023, the cost per class will be $125, and will close on December 13, 2023. After that, teams will have to enter at the event during check-in on Monday, December 26, 2023

The 39th annual Tulsa Shootout dates are December 27-31, 2023. Teams will move in, draw, and purchase Pit Passes on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. Practice will occur on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, with the first rounds of Heats taking the green around 7:00 P.M. (CT). Racing will continue each day, starting at 9:00 A.M., with the race for the Golden Driller wrapping up on New Year’s Eve.

Happening about every ten years, the final day of racing will be on a Sunday.

A quick reminder to teams regarding car numbers.

We do not allow reflective numbers. If your numbers are borderline or not readable, you will need to fix them. You will be given one warning during practice to fix your numbers. Numbers not fixed by race time will result in disqualification, and you will not be allowed to enter the racetrack.

Non-Wing Classes must have a number on the nose of your car. The letter must be above the number and legible. Winged Classes must have numbers on both sideboards. All cars must have legible numbers on the tail tank. Car numbers are a max of three digits. That includes the use of a letter.

For example, a car can be No. 100, or No. 10x. Not No. 100x.

Remember, we have three people hand scoring because sometimes the transponder system does go down, they fall off the car, or just stop working. We need to be able to read all car numbers so you are not scored incorrectly and also to speed up time under caution. It also helps our infield crew to move cars around when a RACEceiver malfunctions. Contrast is important. Black on black with a hint of grey is not readable when a car is in motion, especially from a distance.

Featured classes at the 39th running of the Tulsa Shootout include RS-12 Motorsports Winged Outlaw, Hyper Racing Non-Wing Outlaw, EVO Fuel Injection A-Class Winged, Joe’s Racing Products Stock Non-Wing, K&B Racing Restricted A-Class, and Flying A Motorsports Junior Sprints. Information regarding specific daily running orders will be established after entries open. Online entry will be available as well as entry by phone at (918) 838-3777.

Rules questions can be directed to Matt Ward, who is the director of competition for the Tulsa Shootout. Contact for Matt Ward includes Cell Phone at (918) 995-1650 or the office at (918) 838-3777.

Fans not able to attend the 39th annual Tulsa Shootout can see every lap of action on http://www.floracing.com.

The Tulsa Shootout takes place at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Okla. More information on the event will be released as the event draws closer. All official rules, event information, and dates are online at http://www.tulsashootout.com. Fans can also follow the Tulsa Shootout at https://www.facebook.com/TulsaShootout and on Twitter (@TulsaShootout).

Quick Notes:

Event: 39th annual Tulsa Shootout

Where: SageNet Center – 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Parking: December 26, 2023 starting at 7:00 A.M.

Practice: December 27, 2023 starting at 8:00 A.M. Racing to follow

Event Dates: December 27, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Late Entry ($125/class entered): November 30, 2023 – December 13, 2023

At Race Entry ($125/class entered): December 26, 2023

Entries can be paid by Cash, Master Card, or Visa. No personal checks are accepted without prior approval. Entry includes Sunday Pit Pass.

Mail Entries To: Tulsa Shootout 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112

Fax Entries To: (918) 836-5517

Call Entries To: (918) 838-3777

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Tentative Daily Times

Event: 39th annual Tulsa Shootout

Where: SageNet Center – 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Event Dates: December 26, 2023 – December 31, 2023

All times and order of events are tentative and subject to change based on the number of entries. The number of races will be determined after check-in has closed.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2023

7:00 AM........................................Early Parking

3:00 PM........................................Regular Parking

12:00PM - 8:00 PM.......................Sign-In / Pit Passes

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2023

8:00 AM.......................................Practice Begins

6:00 PM........................................Restrictor Tech

7:00 PM……………………………………..Racing

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!

Pit Pass $30

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2023

7:00 AM........................................Building Open

9:00 AM.........................................Racing

Pit Passes sold at the North and South entrances only.

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!

General Admission $15

Pit Pass $30

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2023

7:00 AM........................................Building Opens

9:00 AM.......................................Racing

Pit Passes sold at the North and South entrances only.

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!

General Admission $15

Pit Pass $30

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2023

7:00 AM........................................Building Opens

9:00 AM........................................Racing

Pit Passes sold at the North and South entrances only.

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!

General Admission $15

Pit Pass $30

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2023

7:00 AM........................................Building Opens

9:00 AM.......................................Racing

5:00 PM.........................................Opening Ceremonies

All LCQ's & A Features Following Opening Ceremonies

Pit Passes sold at the North and South entrances only.

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT!

General Admission $20

Pit Pass $40

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2024 Class Lineup

RS-12 Motorsports Winged Outlaw

Hyper Racing Non-Wing Outlaw

EVO Fuel Injection A-Class Winged

Joe’s Racing Products Stock Non-Wing

K&B Racing Restricted A-Class

Flying A Motorsports Junior Sprints

Event Broadcast:

Live Online PPV: http://www.floracing.com

Tulsa Shootout Past Champions (Current Classes)

RS12 MOTORSPORTS WINGED OUTLAW Keith Crawford (1990), Pete Frazier (1993), Pete Frazier (1994), Steve Frisell (1995), Chad Davenport (1996), Rick King (1997), Pete Frazier (1998), Lee Waldroop (1999), Paul Carbone (2000), Robert Richardson (2001), Dino Tomassi & Scotty Smith (2002), Bryan Clauson & Jacob Mosley (2003), Rodney Stealy (2004), Stan Yockey & Scotty Smith (2005) , Rodney Stealy (2006), Jerrod Wilson (2007), Brady Bacon (2008), Kevin Bayer (2009), Ryan Reeves (2010), Blake Hahn (2011), Heath Duinkerken (2012), Heath Duinkerken (2013), Frank Flud (2014), Michael Faccinto (2015), Brady Bacon (2016), Joe B. Miller (2017), Christopher Bell (2018), Ben Worth (2019), Emerson Axsom (2020), Mitchell Moles (2021), Craig Ronk (2022), Emerson Axsom (2023)

HYPER RACING OUTLAW NON-WING: Blake Hahn (2011), Brock Lemley (2012), Chris Andrews (2013), Steven Shebester (2014), Trey Marcham (2015), Chris Andrews (2016), Tristan Guardino (2017). Jason McDougal (2018), Zeb Wise (2019), Brady Bacon (2020), Kris Carroll (2021), Jeffrey Newell (2022). TJ Smith (2023)

EVO FUEL INJECTION A-CLASS: Willie Bewley (1988), Gary Edwards (1989), David Person (1991), Bubba Hunt (1992), Ryan McDonald (1993), Chris Crawford (1994), Kevin Bayer (1995), Jay Foote (1996), Darren Stewart (1997), Jerrod Wilson (1998), Shawn Wright (1999), Shawn Wright (2000), Brad Best (2002), Dex Eaton (2003), Brady Bacon (2004), Kevin Bayer (2005), Scott Sawyer & Jerrod Wilson (2006), Donnie Ray Crawford (2007), Jerrod Wilson (2008), Gary Taylor (2009), Donnie Ray Crawford (2010), Andrew Deal (2011), Kevin Bayer (2012), Chris Cochran (2013), Tucker Worth (2014), Giovanni Scelzi (2015), Miles Paulus (2016), Ayrton Gennetten (2017), Jason McDougal (2018), Jake Hagopian (2019), Kyle Spence (2020), Brian Carber (2021), Jake Hagopian (2022), Jake Hagopian (2023)

JOE'S RACING PRODUCTS STOCK NON-WING: Wendy Shear (1990), Jeff Dodd (1994), Paul Herdon (1996), Brady Courtney (1997), Rick Mercer (1998), Chebon Bruner (1999), Matt Walton (2002), Donnie Crawford (2003), Ronnie James (2004), Donnie Crawford (2005), Andrew Peters & Donnie Crawford (2006), Donnie Ray Crawford (2007), Rodney Stealy (2008), Riley Adair (2009), Chris Andrews (2010), Koen Shaw (2011), Chris Cochran (2012), Michael Faccinto (2013), Frank Flud (2014), Trey Marcham (2015), Jonathan Beason (2016), Frank Flud (2017). Jason McDougal (2018), Kyle Spence (2019), Alex Bright (2020), Brian Carber (2021), Emerson Axsom (2022), Gavan Boschele (2023)

K&B RACING RESTRICTED A-CLASS: Jonathan Beason (2001), Josh Pickle (2002), Jay Hunt (2003), Jack Dover (2004), Dalton Cole (2005), Tyler Edwards (2006), Tanner Mullens (2007), Sean Thompson (2008), Trent Carter (2009), Darien Roberts (2010), Dalton Seigler (2011), Dahne Lynn McKay (2012), Dahne Lynn McKay (2013), Alex Panella (2014), Kaylee Bryson (2015), Noah Gass (2016), Grady Mercer (2017), Corey Day (2018), Shawn Mahaffey (2019), Jade Avedisian (2020), Jaxton Wiggs (2021), Jett Nunley (2022). Jack Thomas (2023)

FLYING A MOTORSPORTS JUNIOR SPRINTS: Jordan Burnett (2001), Dustin Rhodes (2004), Mitch Faccinto (2005), Blake Hahn (2006), Drew Marshall (2007), Chance Morton (2008), Grady Chandler (2009), Josiah Ribeiro (2010), Josiah Ribeiro (2011), Kameron Beard (2012), Jadon Rogers (2013), Cannon McIntosh (2014), Nikko Panella (2015), Ryder Laplante (2016), Caeden Steele (2017), Ryan Timms (2018) , Austin Wood (2019), Jett Barnes (2020), Lucas Mauldin (2021), Lucas Mauldin (2022), Mattix McBride (2023)

 

 

Breakthrough 2023 campaign vaults Alex Pokorski
to most improved, top-five status

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 28, 2023 – In his fourth overall and second full-time season behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car, Alex Pokorski firmly established himself as a consistently strong, top-flight competitor in the Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car competition throughout the 2023 campaign.

Following an up-and-down debut season in the seat of the Spyder Akright-owned Akright Auto Racing Team No. 4 car, which saw him place 15th in the final MSA point standings and 14th in the PDTR points race in 2022, the West Bend, Wis. driver showcased his skills out right of the gate with a new Triple X chassis, fresh motor and updated equipment at his disposal in 2023.

While competing in all 24 events during the 2023 MSA-PDTR campaign, Pokorski earned his first career MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main victory at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, June 2, while notching a total of 12 top-five, 21 top-10 and 23 top-15 A-main showings. In addition, Pokorski tallied four heat race victories and two fast qualifier awards during the 2023 season.

After advancing from 14th in 2022 to fourth in the 2023 PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings and moving up from 15th to fourth in the final 2023 MSA 360 Sprint Car Series points race, Pokorski claimed the 2023 Most Improved Driver Award in both PDTR and MSA competition.

In addition, Pokorski’s father, Paul, who wrapped up his stellar career as a regular full-time competitor at the conclusion of the 2021 season, returned to the cockpit on a limited basis in Spyder Akright’s 53A PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car. The 31-year veteran competed in 11 PDTR-MSA events during the 2023 campaign, posting one top-five, four top-10 and six top-15 A-main finishes to go along with one B main victory.

The highlight of Paul’s 2023 season was a third-place podium A-main finish at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Aug. 12. With Paul sharing driving duties with Spyder Akright, the 53A Akright Auto car finished 14th in the 2023 PDTR and MSA 360 Sprint Car point standings while competing in all 17 PDTR and 21 of 24 MSA events in 2023.

Alex Pokorski roared out of the gate to record a career-best equaling fifth place showing in the 2023 PDTR 360 Sprint Car season opener at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 6.

One week later, Pokorski charged from his 10th starting position to earn his first career A-main podium finish with a third place effort at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 13.

On Saturday, May 20, Pokorski was running second in A-main action when he was collected in an incident involving two slower cars. After the crew made repairs in the pit area, the fourth-year 360 Sprint Car racer rebounded to salvage a 14th place finish.

The Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team ventured to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. for an MSA event on Saturday, May 27, which saw Pokorski pick up a ninth place showing.

The crowning achievement of Pokorski’s Sprint Car racing career thus far came six days later in an MSA event at the sprawling half-mile Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, June 2, as Pokorski led all 20 laps of the A main from the pole to notch his first career MSA A-main triumph.

Pokorski capped off a tripleheader weekend of action with a fifth place A-main showing at Plymouth on June 3 and a 10th place finish at Angell Park Speedway in Angell Park, Wis. on June 4.

After placing seventh in a PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main on June 10, Pokorski led the first 18 laps of the June 17 A main at The Plymouth Dirt Track before settling for a third place finish. He went one spot better on June 24 to record a second-place A-main showing at Plymouth.

Following a sixth place A-main showing at Plymouth on July 1, Pokorski tallied his first career fast qualifier award at Plymouth on July 8 before placing eighth in the main event.

After enduring a flip and several caution flags in A-main action at the Plymouth Dirt Track on July 15, Pokorski rallied to earn a 10th place showing before coming home sixth in MSA competition at Angell Park Speedway on July 16.

Alex then placed fifth at Plymouth on July 28 before recording a fourth place showing in the MSA’s first-ever appearance at Eagle River Speedway in Eagle River, Wis. on July 29.

On Aug. 5, Pokorski improved 10 spots in the main event, advancing from his 17th starting spot to place seventh in PDTR 360 Sprint Car action at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Both Alex and his father, Paul Pokorski, enjoyed a memorable night on Aug. 12 at Plymouth as Paul led the first five laps from the pole before recording a strong third place A-main finish in Spyder Akright’s 53A car, while Alex followed close behind to finish fourth in the main event.

Paul and Alex recorded a pair of top-10 A-main showings at Plymouth on Aug. 19 with Paul placing ninth and Alex taking 10th. One week later, Alex finished third at Plymouth on Aug. 25 before rebounding from an early incident in the A main to place 14th in MSA A-main action at Wilmot Raceway on Aug. 26.

Alex placed fourth in A-main action at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday, Sept. 1 before leading the first eight laps and coming home second in A-main competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track during the annual Sheboygan County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 2.

The 2023 PDTR-MSA season came to a close with Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at Plymouth on Saturday, Sept. 30 as contact with the back stretch wall in the early stages of the A main ended Alex’s night early with a 21st place finish. The race marked the only time Alex failed to finish an A-main and his lone time placing outside of the top 15 in MSA 360 Sprint Car main event action during the 2023 campaign.

Alex Pokorski is grateful for the support of the team’s sponsors, crew members, family, friends and fans during the 2023 season.

“The 2023 season was a lot of fun,” Pokorski said. “I feel blessed to have had all the people around me who made it possible. I hope they all enjoyed it as well. We had a big improvement from last year, which got us up to a fourth place finish in MSA points. I will be back racing with Spyder and the Akright Auto Racing Team again in 2024. I’m really excited to have that opportunity again, and I am looking forward to improving further.

“Our plan for the 2024 season is to run the MSA schedule again and do a few 410 races as well,” he said.

After competing in just two 360 Sprint Car events in 2022, Paul Pokorski relished the opportunity to race Spyder Akright’s 53A car in 11 events during the 2023 season.

“The season was a lot of fun,” We all had a good time. The entire Akright Auto Racing and Pokorski Motorsports team is looking forward to 2024.”

Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2023 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak’s Service Center, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Countryside Designs, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Homestead Auto, Cedar Valley Hunt Club, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase –
Novak’s Service Center

Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team would like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak’s Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 51st year in business in 2023.

Novak’s Service Center is a locally owned, second-generation, family-owned, five-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972.

Novak’s Service Center offers comprehensive auto repair services, including 4 x 4 services, brakes, car and truck care, domestic cars and trucks, electrical services, electronic services, engine and transmission, engine maintenance, expired warranty care, general service, heating and cooling services, import cars and trucks, quick lube services, tires, towing, transmission and undercar services.

Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak’s Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

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

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

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. WRAPPED UP HIS 2023 SEASON AT VENTURA’S TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX

(Chino, CA, November 27, 2023) Nine months after he began his 2023 racing season with the USAC National Sprint Car Series in Florida, Eddie Tafoya Jr. concluded the year at last Saturday’s Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway. Unfortunately, the results of the flat right rear sustained in the previous night’s action handicapped him on Saturday night and he missed the transfer to the main by two spots.

Attached to this release is a photo of Eddie Tafoya Jr. with his father Eddie Sr., and a Specialty Fasteners logo.

After scoring an impressive green-to-checkers win in his heat on Friday, Tafoya was running in third in his qualifier and seemed headed for one of the coveted 10 guaranteed spots in Saturday’s A main. That all changed when a car spun directly in front of the Chino Hills, California driver leaving him nowhere to go. It also left three more cars behind him with nowhere to go. When all was said and done, there was not much damage on the #51T and he was ready for the restart. However, before the green flag waved again, his left rear tire deflated sending him to the infield for the duration.

The flat tire sent Tafoya into a do-or-die B main event on Saturday. The B main was 12 laps and it started with 16 cars. Only the top six would earn a ticket to the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix main event. The 26-year-old driver began the race on the inside of the 6th row in 11th. Thus, he had his work cut out for him on the tiny track that features narrow straightaways that are hard to pass on in full-size sprint cars.

For the length of the 12 lapper, Tafoya managed to stay out of the chaos that plagued the race. He passed three cars to move up to eighth and was leaning on the seventh-place car when time ran out and the checkered flag ended the quick race.

The race was Tafoya’s final night of a busy season that saw him make 20 appearances with the USAC National Sprint Cars, six shows with USAC/CRA, and single races in the USAC West Coast Series and the POWRi War Sprints.

With the racing portion of the year over, the preparation for 2024 begins. The cars will be stripped down and gone over for the upcoming season. Replacement and spare parts will be ordered. In addition, Tafoya will be exploring marketing opportunities. If you or your company would like to be a marketing partner with this fast-rising, high-profile team next year, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans for 2024.

If you would like to hear the friendly driver on the Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks Podcast, please visit the following link https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Hox9dg0iRGXo0szabeqDy

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida DNS

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida 13th A Main

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 8th B Main

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida Rained Out

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 21st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 9th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, AZ 12th A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 8th A Main

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas Rained Out

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 I-70 Motorsports Park Odessa, Missouri 7th A Main

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 19th A Main

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 20th A Main

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Rained Out

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa 12th B Main

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana 15th C Main

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 10th C Main

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana 10th B Main

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana 11th B Main

July 26 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Indiana 19th A Main

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana 18th A Main

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana 19th A Main

July 29 Paragon Speedway Paragon, Indiana 20th A Main

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 6th C Main

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 5th C Main

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 4th C Main

September 7 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas 18th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas 20th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 18th A Main

October 13 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, Arizona 13th A Main

November 3 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th B Main

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprints 8th B Main

 

 

HAMILTON SR. RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS

November 28, 2023 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Davey Hamilton Sr. plans to return to his roots this weekend with his participation in the Speed Tour Supermodified portion of the ‘RISK ON 360 Open Wheel Showdown’. He had originally planned on competing in the sprint car portion of the event as well, but his Kirk Morgan Racing team ran short on time getting a second car ready. So now his focus will be on Supermodifieds.

The Indy Car Series runner-up in 1996-97 and again in 1998 used Supermodifieds as a steppingstone to greater things early in his career. During his career he won most of the biggest Supermodified races on the West Coast including the Copper World Classic. He also won the 1997 Oswego Classic, which is considered the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the entire country.

After he stepped away from the Supermodifieds full-time to go Indy Car Series racing, he returned as a promoter to save West Coast Supermodified racing in the early 2000’s. He formed the Supermodified Racing League to give teams a traveling series on the West Coast. At the time, West Coast Supermodified racing was all but dead.

Now his career turns full circle as he prepares for the biggest West Coast Supermodified race seen in decades. Over 25 cars have already entered. He will be wheeling a Hyder built car that he had success with earlier in his career. He recently updated and restored it to racing condition.

“We’re still running this weekend, but unfortunately, not in a sprint car” explained Hamilton Sr. “The sprint car just didn’t get finished. They were supposed to have it back last week. My team just ran out of time. I wanted to do both. With the sprint cars paying 50k, it’s obviously big. I’ve been in this game a long time. Unfortunately, I’ve missed races before. Things happen. It’s a bummer for sure. Biggest race of the year and we’re not gonna be in it”.

With his focus solely on Supermodifieds he’s taking this seriously and feels he has a shot at the win.

“The thing is I haven’t pursued much in terms of racing until lately. I don’t drive for myself much. Even if I wanted to run for myself, I didn’t have the help. Finding people to work on my cars was getting impossible. I thought, well, I can work on them and put somebody else in them. I just couldn’t do both.”

“I’ve had a lot of Supers over the years. This car is one of the ones I had in the past. It was originally owned by the Triguero brothers and built by Hyder. When Larry passed away, I bought the team from the family and ran it for 3-4 years and had other people drive it while I was running Indy Cars. Tony Stewart, Lonnie Adamson, my dad, and a few other people. I sold it eventually to a guy I ended up buying it back from.”

“Over the last few years, I started putting it back together. I was taking my time because there wasn’t much going on out there. I was gonna restore it to be nice. Next thing I know they started getting races out West again. It’s been completely rebuilt. But it’s still old, it’s a twenty-year old car.”

Hamilton Sr. is coming off a second-place finish during the Speed Tour event at Madera, California in September and feels good about his chances of winning the Supermodified portion of the Open Wheel Showdown.

“We ran second. But honestly, we didn’t have the car right. It was the first time in twenty-two years to that track with that car. We didn’t have it quite right. My race craft sucked. I couldn’t get going. I had speed by myself. But with everybody out there I was cautious. It took me two thirds of the race before I figured out what I needed to do. I took me a while to remember how to do it, to be honest with you. I was sixth or seventh but got going at the end to get second. I felt good. I got a race under my belt and got the cobwebs dusted off. I feel like we got a good opportunity to get the win in Las Vegas”.

His father Kenny Hamilton was entered in the Supermodified portion of the event but had to withdraw due to knee surgery. His father is a West Coast Supermodified / Sprint Car legend who still competes at 82 years of age. When asked if the 61-year-old will be competing when he’s 82, much like his dad, he adamantly stated no.

“I love it for him. He has a passion for it. He has so much fun at the track. He has a lot of people around his car after the races. He’s a fan favorite, especially in Idaho. He planned on running this race. But unfortunately, he must have a knee replacement. He’ll be there but he’s not gonna race. When May comes around his ‘Pink Lady’ sprint car and Supermodifeied will be ready t go. He’ll be racing all season long.”

As the Open Wheel Showdown draws closer, you can tell by the tone of his voice Hamilton Sr. is taking this race seriously. He even had a t-shirt made for the event with his Supermodified boldly on the front. “It would be great to win the event. But hopefully we have a good weekend and at least get to do some racing in December” concluded Hamilton Sr.

 

 

MUST SEE RACING TO BE REPRESENTED AT OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN

(November 28, 2023) The inaugural Risk On 360 Open Wheel Showdown is set to kick off in a few days. Teams from all over the country and Canada will battle it out for 100 laps with hopes of taking home the $50,000 first place prize money. The event will lure the best in the business to the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This winged pavement sprint car race will be the richest pavement sprint car race in the history of our sport.

Nearly every single pavement sprint car sanctioning body in the country will be represented including the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro. MSR has long been considered the premier winged pavement sprint car series in North America in terms of competition level, and visibility, thanks in part to its television package with MAVTV. MSR is also the only unrestricted 410-winged pavement sprint car series in the country.

Jason Blonde, Davey Hamilton Jr., Ryan Litt, Tyler Roahrig, and Bobby Santos III will make the trek west to represent MSR at the Open Wheel Showdown this weekend. Between the five of them, they account for six series wins and the MSR championship this past season. Now they face off against the best the west has for bragging rights as to what part of the country and Canada is truly the best. For Litt and Blonde, it will be the first time they have competed out west.

JASON BLONDE – Blonde will be competing for the first time on the West Coast. He is coming off the 2023 Must See Racing championship and picked up the win in the season opener. The Michigan veteran may be the weekends wild card. He is teaming up with fellow Michigan car owner Dick Myers and his potent #50m Mopar. The Myers owned car is the winningest active pavement sprint car in the country. This could be a formidable duo at the Open Wheel Showdown.

DAVEY HAMILTON JR. – The Idaho born driver is no doubt the hottest driver entering the Open Wheel Showdown. He is fresh off a ‘Sandi DeCaire Classic 41’ win in Florida a month ago. He will be behind the wheel of the Kirk Morgan Racing Hurricane chassis. The team has been just as impressive with veteran mechanic Todd Schmidt turning the wrenches. As a team they have eight wins in 2023, which leads the country. They also have three MSR wins, which is the tops in the series.

RYAN LITT – The London Ontario, Canada drivers heads west for the first time. He hasn’t raced much since 2019 due to heavy COVID-19 restrictions in Canada until last season. He picked up an MSR win at Berlin in July. He’s regularly beaten the best in the Midwest over the years and would have to be considered a contender to take 50k back to Canada.

TYLER ROAHRIG – The Plymouth, Indiana driver needs no introduction. He is a two-time Little 500 champion. He returned to winged pavement sprit car racing for the first time in several years this season with a handful of MSR starts. At the Pink Lady Classic in September, he worked his way up to third place before running out of fuel and looked like a contender for the win. Roahrig will be someone to pay close attention to.
BOBBY SANTOS III – The Massachusetts born driver enters the Open Wheel Showdown having been undefeated in West Coast competition dating back to 2019. In fact, he swept a pair of events at Colorado National Speedway in July. He also scored a MSR win at Lorain Raceway Park in June. Make no mistake about it, Santos III will be sniffing around for the win in Saturday’s 100-lap finale.

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Brian Brown Racing and FVP continue longstanding partnership with multi-year agreement

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (November 28, 2023) - Continuing a proud and successful marketing partnership that stems well over a decade, Higginsville, Missouri’s Brian Brown is pleased to announce that FVP, an industry leader in specifically engineered products that provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands, will continue its commitment to Brian Brown Racing (BBR) with a multi-year agreement, set to activate officially with an annual trek to the Sunshine State in early February.

“I speak for everyone at Brian Brown Racing when I saw we’re excited to continue our partnership with FVP,” Brown stated. “FVP and Factory Motor Parts have been a part of our team for over 15 years, and there’s no doubt we wouldn’t be where we are today without their dedication and support. We look forward to continuing this marketing partnership for years to come, as well as multiple trips to victory lane.”

As tradition has it, Brown, the 2023 360 Knoxville Nationals and Tuscarora 50 champion, will take his renewed partnership with FVP to the regional and national level, eventually commencing the 2024 season with World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and High Limit Sprint Car Series action in Florida.

“Fueling the passion for victory, FVP is proud to announce the extension of our sponsorship with Brian Brown Racing,” Dave Schumacher, Director of Marketing Factory Motor Parts, said. “Brian has been a part of the Factory Motor Parts family for over 15 years and we're excited to continue working together to build the FMP and FVP brands.”

More news regarding Brown’s 2024 agenda will be available in the coming weeks. Fans should keep alert online, as well as on social media, for complete coverage.

 

 

2024 Chili Bowl Entry List Crests The 100 Mark To Go Live!

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (November 27, 2023) Like clockwork, the annual benchmark of 100 plus entries into Tulsa’s Chili Bowl Nationals arrives just after the serving of Turkey, be it on plate or track, revealing to the world the first round of Golden Driller hopefuls.

Sitting at 107 entries, the list is already a melting pot of teams, drivers, and talent, with Sammy Swindell being the first event champion to enter the 2024 event. Joined by 15 other A-Feature starters, the list of Chili Bowl entrants, as usual, is an interesting mix of vocations and event rookies.

In the world of Sprint Car racing, names like Joey Amantea, Devon Dobie, Brant O’Banion, and several others carry years of experience and success, but for the first time, they’ll take their shot at Midget racing’s toughest event. Spectating one year ago after racing in the Tulsa Shootout for the first time, Wout Hoffmans, who has spent most of the summer racing in the United States, is also on the list of 24 event rookies. He is the first driver from the Netherlands to enter the Chili Bowl Nationals.

A storyline that everyone knew was coming will finally become reality in 2024, as 14-year-old Cale Coons takes on the Chili Bowl Nationals for the first time. The son of the legendary Jerry Coons, Jr., the USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder Midget 2023 Rookie of the Year will drive for Chili Bowl Owner Champion, Joe Dooling, in the Dooling - Curb Agajanian, No. 63.

Returning with Matt Seymour Racing are Oklahoma’s Hank Davis and Pennsylvania’s Tim Buckwalter. Delivering the underdog story of the event with his preliminary night victory in 2023, Davis would take the green Saturday from the right of the front row. Delivering both Seymour entries into the big dance after a seventh-place finish in the B-Feature, Buckwalter hard-charged his way from 23rd to ninth.

The current list of 2024 Chili Bowl entries shows 99 drivers from 83 cities across 23 states and three countries (USA, Aust., Neth.), with eight entries listed as TBA with the team listed in place of the hometown and state.

Car # - Driver - City, State

(R) denotes event rookie



0J - Kevin Carl - Port Neches, TX

0 - Ryder Laplante - Calera, OK

P1 - Paul White - Waco, TX

1 - Sammy Swindell - Germantown, TN

1HD (R) - Tommy Colburn - New Berlin, WI

1Z - Justin Zimmerman - Athens, TX

2B - Tanner Berryhill - Bixby, OK

2D - Matt Sherrell - Owasso, OK

2F (R) - Casey Friedrichsen - Arthur, IA

2ND - Jeb Sessums - Burleson, TX

2W - Tony Bruce Jr - Liberal, KS

2Z - Zach Blurton - Quinter, KS

3 - Shayle Bade - Lincoln, NE

3N - Jake Neuman - New Berlin, IL

3V - Jim Vanzant - Prescott, AZ

4D - Corey Day - Clovis, CA

4H (R) - Caleb Padgett - Madisonville, TX

5D (R) - Michael Stewart -

5F - Danny Frye III - St. Peters, MO

5U - Michael Faccinto - Hanford, CA

7DK - Darren Kauffman - Waynesboro, PA

7U - Chase McDermand - Springfield, IL

8 - Alex Sewell - Broken Arrow, OK

09 (R) - Scott Lawrence - Concord, NC

9 - Emilio Hoover - Broken Arrow, OK

9B - Brian Schwabauer - Hastings, NE

10 (R) - Ryker Pace - Collinsville, OK

10X - Trevor Serbus - Olivia, MN

13 (R) - Elijah Gile - Phoenix, AZ

14E - Joseph Wray IV - Bartlett, TN

14F - Jeffrey Newell - Tulsa, OK

14J - Jody Rosenboom - Rock Rapids, IA

14X (R) - Andy Pake - Felton, MN

15 - J.J. Yeley - Charlotte, NC

15C - Carter Chevalier - Andover, MN

15D - Andrew Deal - Caney, KS

16R - Kyle Jones - Kennedale, TX

17B - Josh Baughman - Odessa, TX

19 - TBA - (Hayward Motorsports)

19U - Pierce Urbanosky - North Richland Hills, TX

20 - Tadd Holliman - Murray, NE

20C - C.J. Sarna - Brea, CA

20G - Noah Gass - Mounds, OK

22C (R) - Corey Brink - Sturgis, SD

22J - Zach Hampton - Mooresville, IN

22P (R) - Brant O'Banion - Parker, SD

22T - Don Droud Jr - Lincoln, NE

22X - Steven Shebester - Mustang, OK

23D (R) - Devon Dobie - Wapakoneta, OH

23K - Kyle Simon - Covington, OH

23P - Preston Lattomus - Lewes, DE

24S (R) - Rodney Westhafer - Mechanicsburg, PA

25 - Jacob Denney - Galloway, OH

25M - Alex Bright - Collegeville, PA

26C (R) - Corbin Rueschenberg - Mesa, AZ

26J (R) - Jacob Harris - Vidor, TX

27 - Keith Rauch - Denver, CO

27B - Jake Bubak - Arvada, CO

27G (R) - Steve Gresham - Seymour, IN

28J (R) - Joe Perry - Billings, MT

29 - Tim Buckwalter - Douglassville, PA

29S - Hank Davis - Sand Springs, OK

33 (R) - Stanley Kreisel - Warsaw, MO

35 - Tyler Robbins - Collinsville, IL

40 - Max Adams - Loomis, CA

42K - Kevin Battefeld - Lewistown, IL

44 - Colton Hardy - Phoenix, AZ

44A - Adam Andretti - Brownsburg, IN

44B - Branigan Roark - Lincoln, MO

44X - Wesley Smith - Nixa, MO

46 - Kenney Johnson - Bethany, CT

48G (R) - George Loux - Maiden, NC

48N (R) - Wout Hoffmans - Boxmeer, (Neth.)

49 - Dillon Welch - Carmel, IN

50 - Daniel Adler - St. Louis, MO

51 - Curtis Jones - Tulsa, OK

51B - Joe B. Miller - Millersville, MO

51M - TBA - (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)

53R - Sean Robbins - Collinsville, IL

54C (R) - Chance Hull - Burleson, TX

55D - Nick Drake - Mooresville, NC

55T (R) - Trevor Cline - Mooresville, NC

56 - Mitchell Davis - Auburn, IL

56J - TBA - (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)

57A - Daniel Robinson - Benton, IL

63 (R) - Cale Coons - Greencastle, IN

75 - Mario Clouser - Chatham, IL

75X - TBA - (SpeedQuip Motorsports)

77U - Carson Hocevar - Portage, MI

81C - Colten Cottle - Kansas, IL

83 - Will Armitage - Athens, IL

83M - Rylan Gray - Greenfield, IN

85 - Jerry Coons Jr - Tucson, AZ

88J (R) - Joey Amantea - Mt. Pocono, PA

91K - TBA - (Swindell-Bertrand Motorsports)

95 - Chris Andrews - Tulsa, OK

97X - Xavier Doney - Odessa, MO

98P - Ryan Padgett - Anadarko, OK

116 - Claud Estes - Godley, TX

118 - Scott Evans - Rhome, TX

121 - Steve Glover - Rochester, NY

251 - Johnny Brown - LaCoste, TX

938 (R) - Bradley Fezard - Bonnerdale, AR

X - Charlie Louden - Camden, AR

TBA - (Jody Rosenboom)

TBA - (Jody Rosenboom)

TBA - (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)

As teams return from the season’s last run for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship in California, several entries will begin making their way in. The full list of entries with owner, chassis, engine, and sponsor information can be found at https://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx.

Entry into the 2024 event is taken via mail to 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112, by phone at (918) 838-3777, by fax to (918) 836-5517, and by email at chilibowlentries@gmail.com.

The form can be downloaded at https://www.chilibowl.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=878866

Early entry is $150 through Friday, December 8, 2023. Starting Saturday, December 9, 2023, through Noon on Friday, January 12, 2024, the cost per entry goes up to $200. If entering by phone, the Chili Bowl office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT). Each entry must include a current W9 to indicate who will receive payment. Entries that do not have a completed W9 on file will not be added to a qualifying night.

Changed just prior to the 2022 event, competitors under the age of 16 will be allowed to enter. All entries received by drivers under 16 years of age will go before an advisory committee. Only after being approved by the committee will a driver under 16 years of age be allowed to compete. A copy of a Birth Certificate will still be required to confirm the driver’s age.

The 38th annual Chili Bowl Nationals takes place January 8-13, 2024, under the giant roof of the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Okla. Fans unable to attend the Chili Bowl Nationals can watch every lap live at http://www.floracing.com.

Monday and Tuesday reserved seat tickets are on sale now by calling (918) 838-3777, along with a few scattered, single seats for the entire event. Monday and Tuesday tickets are $60 each. Four-day tickets are $245, five-day tickets are $305, and tickets for the full event are $365, plus tax (8.517%). All orders will be placed in Will Call.

For continued updates on the Chili Bowl Nationals, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Chili Bowl Nationals can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com.

Quick Notes:

What: 38th annual Chili Bowl Nationals

When: January 8-13, 2024

Where: SageNet Center (Tulsa, Okla.)

Address: 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Ticket Information:

Four-Day: $245

Five-Day: $305

Six-Day: $356

Tax Rate: 8.517%

Orders are not accepted via Email or Social Media

Event Entry Information:

Discounted Entry: November 1, 2023 – December 8, 2023 ($150)

Late Entry: December 9, 2023 – January 12, 2024 ($200)

Return Entries To:

Phone: (918) 838-3777

Fax: (918) 836-5517

Mail: 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112

Email: chilibowlentries@gmail.com

No entry or financial documents will be accepted via Social Media

Chili Bowl Online:

Website: http://www.chilibowl.com

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

Twitter: (@cbnationals)

Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2024

Instagram: cbnationals

Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:

Year - Driver (Owner)

2023 - Logan Seavey (Kevin & Jordan Swindell/Curb/Bertrand)

2022 - Tanner Thorson (Andy Reinbold)

2021 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel)

2020 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel, LLC-Mike Larson)

2019 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2018 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records)

2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler)

2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports)

2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith)

2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak)

2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)

2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)

2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz)

2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz)

2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)

1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)

1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby)

1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson)

1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie)

1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports)

1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kunz / Rusty Kunz)

1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter)

1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis)

1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio)

1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley)

1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon)

1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton)

1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe)

O’Reilly Auto Parts Race of Champions: Spencer Bayston (2023), Justin Grant (2022), Christopher Bell (2021 and 2020), Tanner Thorson (2019 and 2016), Chad Boat (2018), Kyle Larson (2017 and 2014), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010)

Trade Show: A long-standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Monday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel, and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet.

 

 

Randall Set To Chase Speedweek

After making his Australian Sprintcar debut during the 2022/23 edition of the Clay-Per-View Speedweek Series Waco, Texas teenager Chase Randall will return this Summer to contest the five-night tournament that will begin at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway on Boxing Day.

Prior to the Speedweek opener last season the “Quickest Chicken” had never piloted a 410ci Sprintcar, having only competed in 360ci Sprintcars back home, but he quickly adapted to the higher horsepower race cars completing a stunning opening night finishing fourth at Murray Bridge. Randall would then go on to finish fifth at Mount Gambier before recording a pair of sixth placings at Avalon and Warrnambool. When the week was completed, Randall sat fifth overall on the Speedweek points chart, only defeated by the likes of Jock Goodyer, Jamie Veal, Locky McHugh and Luke Dillon.

Since returning to the United States Randall has enjoyed a career best year and he will return to Australia full of confidence on the back of several outstanding results. During our Winter months Randall secured the Knoxville Raceway 360ci Track Championship and Husets 410 Track Championship on the back of 4 wins, he was named the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year and he given the opportunity to drive for Paul Silva in the famous #57, as a substitute for Kyle Larson during the World of Outlaw races in California.

Chase Randall is one of the hottest young prospects in American Sprintcar racing and he will be one of the drivers to watch during this year’s Sprintcar Speedweek and knowing that he has now raced at each of the venues previously he will be a tough proposition for his competition.

The 2023/24 Sprintcar Speedweek will consist of five nights of racing kicking off at Murray Bridge over two nights on December 26 & 27 before night 3 at the Borderline Speedway at Mount Gambier on December 28. Rounds 4 and 5 will take place in Victoria with the series visiting Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on December 30 with the traditional Grand Final on New Years Day at the Premier Speedway in Warrnambool.

 

 

High Limit Weekend: Utica-Rome (May 17) & Fonda (May 18) Host High Limit 410 Sprint Cars
November 25, 2023

VERNON, NY – A ‘High Limit’ Weekend.

Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson – in conjunction with FloRacing – will bring the newly revamped ‘High Limit Racing’ 410 Sprint Car Series to both Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., and Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, respectively.

Both events will feature the nation’s premier Sprint Car division – the 410s – in conjunction with the big-block/small-block Modifieds, a quick-hitting two-division, double-headline program.

The All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) 410 Sprint Cars visited Utica-Rome Speedway each of the last two seasons (won by Danny Varin of Fonda, N.Y., and Justin Peck of Monrovia, Ind.). The ASCoC was scheduled for a Fonda visit last May, but that event was nixed by rain.

Following the announcement earlier in the month that the High Limit Series has bought out the ASCoC, Fonda and Utica-Rome promoter Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC secured dates for the highly sought-after national 410 Sprint Car division.

Both the Utica-Rome and Fonda events will pay a minimum of $12,000 to the winner and $1,200 to take the green flag.

A three-night swing through the Empire State will begin at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., Thursday, May 16.

Fonda Speedway is set to host Open Practice on Saturday, April 13 with the start of racing on Saturday, April 20.

Utica-Rome Speedway will get underway on Friday, April 12 with practice and racing on Friday, April 19.

Complete 2024 schedules for both speedways are in the works and will be finalized in the coming weeks.

Utica-Rome Speedway is located at 5591 NY-5 (Seneca Turnpike) Vernon, NY 13476. The official website is www.uticaromespeedway.com and the speedway can be reached by phone at 315.953.4097. Like Utica-Rome Speedway on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @UR_Speedway.

Since 1953, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, the speedway will operate weekly on Saturday nights from April through August plus several special events. Fonda Speedway is located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds off New York State Thruway Exit No. 28 at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068.

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook or follow the speedway on Twitter and Instagram: @thefondaspdwy.

 

 

MYRACEPASS TO PRESENT THE “GREEN FLAG RECEPTION”, THE CAESAR’S SLOTS TOURNAMENT AND “THE VICTORY LAP SESSION” AS PART OF THE RPM WORKSHOPS

- Nominations Now Open for Regional and National Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year -

Lincoln, Nebraska (December 13, 2022) – Following the 50th Annual RPM Workshops and meetings with promoters in regard to how they see the future of the Workshops progressing, RPM and current website partner MyRacePass management agreed to grow their partnership with the introduction of several key elements that will be a part of the RPM Workshops going forward beginning with the 51st annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops.

MyRacePass will continue to present the "Victory Lap" session at RPM@Daytona. The session which will include the introduction of the 48th Annual Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year.

At the 51st Annual RPM@Reno Workshops MyRacePass will present the "Green Flag Reception" - Where is all begins" to kickoff the 51st Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops, hosting the annual registration reception as well as presenting the Caesar's "slot tournament" at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino that will conclude the first day of Workshop sessions.

“We want our constituents being the Promoters and Stewards of the sport to know that we listen to them,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Racing Promotion Monthly. “It is important to give them what they want and this was requested by them at the Workshops. We did it or the first time in Daytona and it was very well received by everyone in attendance. While it will change how we approach things, it gives us the opportunity to include different elements in the Workshops. We are thankful for our partnership with MyRacePass and their assistance in providing another step in building a stronger and more beneficial workshop atmosphere.”

MyRacePass, in just over 10-years has become one of the leaders in the motorsports industry in regard to technology and software, bringing together content and distributing it back through their network of tagged drivers, tracks, race tracks, racing series and associations. The MyRacePass has become universally recognized and accepted in regard to Event Management and Administration, Websites, Online Ticket Sales, Dropship Apparel and anything else technologically related to motorsports branding and administration. They have been present at the Workshops for many years.

“This was a natural fit for us,” stated Josh Holt, co-founder and co-owner of MyRacePass. “The RPM Workshops are part of the fabric of our business. We look forward to them and being a part of them. We are excited for this opportunity and look forward to building our relationship for many years to come.”

The link for regional and the national Auto Racing Promoters of the Year is located here; 48th ARPY Nomination Ballot (google.com) https://forms.gle/ipavq1gRkg9YkeRi7 – (a gmail account is required to nominate). Nominations will close on December 31, 2023. Nominees will be published and a second round of voting will be published and begin on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

The 51st Annual RPM@Reno Western and RPM@Daytona stand as a "can't miss" event for track promoters nationwide.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. WINS TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX HEAT BUT DROPS OUT OF QUALIFIER WITH A FLAT TIRE

(Chino, CA, November 24, 2023) Eddie Tafoya Jr. returned to the Ventura Raceway for the first time in a year and a half on Friday night for the sprint car portion of the 82nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. After an impressive win in his heat race, Tafoya was knocked out of his qualifier with a flat left rear tire.

Fresh off a trip to Las Vegas for last week’s Formula 1 race, Tafoya squared off against a tough field in the sixth heat of the night. Starting from the pole on the track that is located on the beach about 70 miles north of Los Angeles, the personable Chino Hills, California driver flew into the lead at the Chris Kornder green flag. In the last half of the race, he faced a stiff challenge from the second-place car. However, he hit his marks and fought off the advances for a well-deserved win.

With the addition of Inland Rigging as a sponsor for the holiday weekend race, Tafoya came back onto the 1/5 mile oval for Qualifier #4. Combined with his win in the heat, a good performance in the 12-lap race would guarantee him a spot in the dash and Saturday’s A main. Tafoya was in third when disaster struck on lap two. The second-place car slid sideways and came to a stop in turn four. Tafoya had virtually nowhere to go and clipped the front of the car. Another driver, who also had nowhere to go, clobbered Tafoya and sent him onto the nose of the car that spun. Two more cars piled in and Tafoya’s #51T tipped over onto its right side.

When the red flag came out for the incident, Tafoya scrambled out of the cockpit as fuel was pouring from his car. Amazingly, it appeared none of the cars suffered significant damage in the tangle and all were ready for the restart. However, after bumping back off, Tafoya’s left rear tire deflated and he pulled to the infield, and out of the race.

What looked like a trip to the dash and guaranteed spot in Saturday’s main event, has turned into Tafoya now having to contest a preliminary main and finish well to get into Saturday’s Turkey Night Grand Prix finale. He and his car are capable and he is one of the favorites to transfer out of the preliminary into the A main event. After competing most of the season in the USAC National Sprint Car Series, Tafoya has honed his skill against the best and his car is top-notch. Combined, they are capable of coming through the field to compete for the victory.

Spectator gates will open at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday with racing at 5:00. Advance tickets are available and advised at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/82nd-annual-turkey-night-grand-prix-tickets-629591554287?aff=oddtdtcreator. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

For fans who cannot make it, the finale will be streamed live on Flo Racing. For more information or to order please visit https://www.floracing.com/.

If you would like to hear the friendly driver on the Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks Podcast, please visit the following link https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Hox9dg0iRGXo0szabeqDy

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is always exploring corporate partnership opportunities. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the hard-working sprint car squad, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida DNS

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida 13th A Main

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 8th B Main

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida Rained Out

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 21st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 9th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, AZ 12th A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 8th A Main

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas Rained Out

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 I-70 Motorsports Park Odessa, Missouri 7th A Main

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 19th A Main

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 20th A Main

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Rained Out

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa 12th B Main

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana 15th C Main

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 10th C Main

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana 10th B Main

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana 11th B Main

July 26 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Indiana 19th A Main

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana 18th A Main

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana 19th A Main

July 29 Paragon Speedway Paragon, Indiana 20th A Main

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 6th C Main

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 5th C Main

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 4th C Main

September 7 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas 18th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas 20th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 18th A Main

October 13 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, Arizona 13th A Main

November 3 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th B Main

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE CLOSES 2023 OUTDOOR SEASON THIS WEEK AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX

(El Cajon, CA, November 20, 2023) Rising open-wheel star Brayden Chiaramonte will close the outdoor portion of his 2023 racing schedule this week with races Saturday at the Ventura Raceway in the 82nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. All three shows will see the talented driver competing in Matt Streeter's fast #14 USAC Midget.


The teenage driver enters the final week of USAC competition after competing in the USAC National Midget Series races last Tuesday at the Bakersfield Speedway and Friday in the Hangtown 100 at the Placerville Speedway.

Bakersfield Speedway, November 14th

Thirty-six UASC National Midgets showed up at the Bakersfield for the first of six races in California. Making his first appearance in a midget in 10 months dating back to the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Oklahoma, Chiaramonte came out flying in qualifying. The 16-year-old from El Cajon, California turned in a lap of 12.900. That was good for the 11th fastest time in the 36-car star-laden field.

Chiaramonte found himself outside row two in the third heat race. Running in the top four most of the way, he was clearly one of the fastest cars in the group. However, a late-race stop sent him to the back of the pack for a restart. He fought his way past one car when the race went back to green but time ran out and he finished eighth. That meant he had to contest the 12-lap B main.

In a hard-fought, 16-car, star-filled B, Chiaramonte ended up seventh, missing a transfer to the A main by one position.

PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY, NOVEMBER 17th

Chiaramonte and his team journeyed 300 miles north from Bakersfield to Placerville for Friday’s opening night of the Hangtown 100. Before they got there, the track had been pounded by rain. The track staff did a stellar job getting the track good enough to race on.

Qualifying was split up by heat race groups and Chiaramonte was third fastest in his group of nine cars with a lap of 12.407. That was good for the 17th-best time of the 36 cars on hand.

While the track crew got the clay surface raceable, the rain made for technical, “cowboy up” conditions. With drizzle hitting the track for his heat, Chiaramonte started sixth. Unfortunately, a car spun to a stop in turn four in front of him on lap one. With nowhere to go, he nearly got past the stopped car, but nicked it with his right rear. The yellow for the spinner necessitated a complete restart. Battling for the fourth and final transfer spot, track conditions saw him bicycle in turn three with two laps to go. He quickly recovered but slipped back to sixth. That is where he finished and it forced him to contest the B main.

Starting on the pole in the B, Chiaramonte tamed the track and led the first two circuits before slipping back to second on lap three. Going into turn one on the fourth go around, the new leader got upside down bringing out a red flag. Simultaneously, the heavens opened up again and saturated the track.

By the time the rain stopped and the track crew had worked the surface back in, the action had been delayed for 45 minutes. When racing resumed, Chiaramonte started first and kept the black #14 in front over the final nine laps for the victory and his ticket into the main event.

He started 20th in the 30-lap main event that went green to checkers without a caution or a red flag. The final rain made the track hard to pass on and the young driver ended up 22nd in the main event.

Chiaramonte will conclude the outdoor portion of his season this Friday and Saturday in the 82nd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. Friday will be practice for the USAC National Midgets with their racing on Saturday. Advance tickets are available and advised at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/82nd-annual-turkey-night-grand-prix-tickets-629591554287?aff=oddtdtcreator. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. each day. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

For fans who cannot make it, both nights will be streamed live on Flo Racing. For more information or to order please visit https://www.floracing.com/.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tiner-Hirst Enterprises, and Keizer Wheels.

Chiaramonte and his team are in the midst of a busy racing season. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Braden Chiaramonte 2023 Results

January 13 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 14th A Main

January 14 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Non Wing Open Comp Sprints 9th A Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints #2 1st A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

March 24 Placerville Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 10th B Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Car DNS

April 8 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

April 21 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Non Wing Micro 6th A Main

April 22 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

May 11 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th Qualifier

May 12 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 10th A Main

May 13 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 15th Qualifier

May 19 Kings Auto Raceway At Plaza Park 600 Non Wing Micro 4th A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars 7th A Main

June 3 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

June 23 Delta Speedway 600 Non Wing Micro 5th A Main

June 24 Delta Speedway 600 Non Wing Micro 21st A Main

July 7 Ocean Speedway Taco Bravo 360 Sprints DNS

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

July 22 Deuce of Clubs Thunder Raceway Open 360 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

August 5 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

August 25 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 10th A Main

September 7 Sweet Springs Motorplex 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 7th A Main

September 8 Sweet Springs Motorplex 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 24th A Main

September 9 Sweet Springs Motorplex 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 24th A Main

September 22 Lil Texas Motor Speedway 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 1st A Main

September 23 Lil Texas Motor Speedway 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 2nd A Main

September 28 US 24 Raceway 600cc Non Wings Micros 8th A Main

September 29 US 24 Raceway 600cc Winged Micros 8th Qualifier

September 30 US 24 Raceway 600cc Winged Micros 19th A Main

September 30 US 24 Raceway 600cc Non Winged Micros 6th Qualifier

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

October 19 Port City Raceway 600cc Non Wing Micro 6th A Main

October 21 Port City Raceway 600cc Non Wing Micro 9th B Main

November 3 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

November 4 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

November 14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC National Midgets 7th B Main

November 17 Placerville Speedway USAC National Midgets 22nd A Main

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. You can contact him online at mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com or by calling (909) 226-7768.

 

 

Fremont Speedway to honor top 10 in division points at Dec. 3 uncheon

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway presented by Gill Construction will reward the top 10 in points in all three divisions for the 2023 season with a luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 3 at noon at the Moonshine Night Club, 109 S. Front Street, Fremont.

The top 10 in points in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will receive their point fund checks and trophies. The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads-Kistler Racing Products 410 Fremont Attica Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group and the NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will also hand out their awards.

The luncheon is free to the top 10 drivers in 2023 points and three guests.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for 2023 at Fremont Speedway presented by Gill Construction:

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints

Champion – Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio. Cap scored the trifecta in 2023, not only winning his first ever Fremont Speedway track championship but also the championship for Attica Raceway Park and the Attica Fremont Championship Series. Cap competed in all 15 A-mains in 2023, posting an incredible six wins at Fremont Speedway to run his career total at the track to 18. Besides the wins, Cap scored four runner-up finishes; that’s 10 top two finishes in 15 A-mains! His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

2nd – Travis Philo, Waterville, Ohio. Travis competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains at Fremont in 2023, missing only the All Star feature on Sept. 15. Travis scored his second career Fremont win on July 29 and recorded eight top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was 6th.

3rd – Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2008, 2010 and 2011 305 track champion competed in all 15 A-mains at the track in 2023. He scored his eighth career Fremont feature win on Aug. 4 and recorded seven top five finishes and 11 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

4th – Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio. Fremont’s 2003, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 410 track champion competed in all 15 A-mains in 2023. He posted four top five finishes including a season-best runner-up on closing night to wrap up his outstanding driving career. Byron had 12 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 8th.

5th – Chris Andrews, Huron, Ohio. Chris competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains at Fremont in 2023, missing only a pair of All Star features. He posted three top five finishes including a season best fourth on opening night. Chris recorded six top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 13th.

6th – Zeth Sabo, Fremont, Ohio. Zeth competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains at Fremont in 2023. He racked up five top five finishes including a season best runner-up on Aug. 4. He notched seven top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 11th.

7th – TJ Michael, Plano, Texas. TJ competed in 11 of the 15 A-mains at Fremont in 2023, recording seven top 10 finishes including a pair of season best third place finishes (May 6 and Sept. 23). His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

8th – Bryce Lucius, Findlay, Ohio. Fremont’s 410 sprint rookie of the year competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, missing only the June 24 and Sept. 23 events. His posted six top 10 finishes including a season best pair of fourth place runs (May 13 and Sept. 9). His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9th – Jerry Dahms, Fremont, Ohio. Jerry battled in eight of the 15 A-mains in 2023, posting a season best 14th place finish on July 29. His average A-main finishing position was 17th.

10th – Larry Kingseed Jr., Castalia, Ohio. Larry competed in nine of the 15 A-mains in 2023, posting season best runner-up finish on Sept. 9. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints

Champion – Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2005, 2006, 2020 and 2023 track champion in the 305 sprints, earned his fifth track title by racking up seven A-main feature wins in 15 A-main starts. Weaver took over the top spot on the track’s all-time win list and now has 78 career feature victories at Fremont Speedway. Other than a 20th place finish on Sept. 9, Paul never finished out of the top six all season, posting 13 top five finishes. His average A-main finishing position was an outstanding fourth.

2nd – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2022 dirt truck track champion competed in all 15 305 sprint A-mains in 2023. Jamie posted feature wins on May 6, May 27 and Sept. 16 to run his career total to 44 at the track, placing him 10th on the all-time win list. Jamie scored nine top five finishes and 13 top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fifth.

3rd – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2001, 2002 and 2004 410 sprint champion, 2013 dirt truck champion and 1994, 2013, 2018 and 2019 305 sprint champion competed in all 15 A-mains in 2023. John scored his 61st career Fremont feature win on Sept. 9 placing him fifth on the track’s all-time win list. He racked up nine top five finishes and 12 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of sixth.

4th- Kody Brewer, Risingsun, Ohio. Kody battled in all 15 A-mains in 2023, posting 11 top 10 finishes including a season best runner-up on June 10. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5th – Dustin Stroup, Fremont, Ohio. Dustin competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, missing only the June 24 event. He scored six top finishes including his ninth career Fremont win on May 20. Dustin had 12 top 10 place finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of sixth.

6th – Kasey Ziebold, Tiffin, Ohio. Kasey raced in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, missing only the fair race on Aug. 21. She recorded six top 10 finishes including a season best runner-up on Sept. 9. Her average A-main finishing position was 11th.

7th – Blayne Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2023 rookie of the year for the 305 sprints competed in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2023. He posted a season best 11th place finish on Sept. 23. Blayne’s average A-main finishing position was 16th.

8th – Lee Sommers, Fremont, Ohio. Lee battled in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, recording a season-best ninth on Sept. 9. His average A-main finishing position was 16th.

9th – Tyler Schiets, Fremont, Ohio. Tyler competed in nine of the 15 A-mains in 2023, scoring a season best finish of 10th on Sept. 23. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

10th – Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. Fremont’s 2014, 2019, 2020, 2021 dirt truck track champion battled in 13 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, missing only May 20 and Aug. 4 events. Shawn scored seven top 10 finishes including a season best third on Aug. 5. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks

Champion – Corey McCaughey, Toledo, Ohio. In wrapping up his first ever Fremont track title, Cory battled in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2023, missing only the season ending stock-truck battle that he helped promote. Other than a mechanical issue that had him finish 18th on Aug. 4, Corey never finished out of the top five all season. He record his eighth career Fremont Speedway win on Aug. 5 to go with three second place runs and four third place showings – he finished on the podium in eight of the 12 features he competed in and had an average A-main finishing position of 4th.

2nd – Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont Speedway’s 2017 truck champion and 2018 limited late model champion battled in all 13 A-mains in 2023. Dustin racked up seven top five finishes including his ninth career Fremont feature win on June 17. Dustin had 11 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 7th.

3rd – Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2016 and 2018 truck champion battled in all 13 A-mains in 2023. He scored back-to-back wins on Sept. 15 and Sept. 23 to run his career total at the track to seven. He posted six top five finishes and 11 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was 6th.

4th – Dana Fry, Green Springs, Ohio. Dana competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Oct. 6 final event. He never finished out of the top 11 all season including five top five finishes and a season best pair of runner-up scores (June 3 and Aug. 4). His average A-main finishing position was 6th.

5th – Dave Gumby Jr., Ottawa Lake, Mich. Gumby battled in 11 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Sept. 9 and Oct. 6 events. He scored wins on May 20, June 3 and Aug. 4 to run his Fremont career total to five. Dave racked up eight top five finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 6th.

6th – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2022 truck champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2023, missing only the Sept. 23 event. He scored three wins in 2023 (May 13, July 22 and Sept. 9) to run his career total at Fremont to 44, placing him 10th on the track’s all-time win list. Jamie had seven top 10 finishes and an average A-main finishing position of 8th.

7th – Brad Mitten, Fremont, Ohio. Brad battled in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2023, missing only the Oct. 6 event. He scored eight top 10 finishes including a season best pair of fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

8th – Brad Stuckey, Tiffin, Ohio. Brad competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2023, posting four top 10 finishes including a season best pair of eighth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9th- Jarel Perry, Clyde, Ohio. Jarel “Butch Latte” competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2023, missing only the July 22 event. He posted three season best 10th place finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 14th.

10th – Todd Warnick, Bettsville, Ohio. Todd competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2023, posting a pair of top 10 finishes including a season best ninth on May 20. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

Keep up to date with Fremont Speedway by going to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

 

 

INLAND RIGGING DRIVERS ROA AND DUNKEL FINISH 2023 SEASON AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX AT VENTURA

(Cypress, CA, November 23, 2023) Inland Rigging drivers Brody Roa and Tommy Dunkel will wrap up their 2023 seasons this Saturday night at the historic 82nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. The two drivers will run their preliminary events on Friday night in the USAC West Coast Series. They will come back on Saturday evening for their main events. Joining the sprint cars on the two-night racing program will be the USAC National Midgets.

Doug Allen Photos of Tommy Dunkel (#17A) and Brody Roa (#17R) are attached to this email.

Last year before a near-capacity crowd at the Turkey Night Grand Prix, Dunkel and Roa were both in competition. However, they were not teammates on the night. Dunkel was driving his own car and Roa was driving for Central California car owner Jayson May.

A year ago this weekend, Dunkel impressed the fans with an exciting display passing more experienced drivers. Starting 11th in the B main, he had to get to sixth. He did just that and earned his ticket into the finale of the sprint car portion of the TNGP.

Starting on the back row in 23rd for the A main, Dunkel had to test his reflexes on several occasions in the main event in a race that sometimes looked like a free-for-all. Within the first three laps, he had moved up six spots to 17th. On the 19th lap, he was up to 15th and still moving forward. His drive included deftly avoiding a flipping car as he advanced through the field. With nine laps to go he raced into 14th. He stayed there until the last circuit when he took one more car and finished 13th. All told he passed a total of 15 cars on the night. Only two other drivers passed more.

This season, Dunkel competed at Ventura more than any other racetrack. Coming into this weekend, the friendly driver has been at the racing facility six times. He finished in the top 10 four of the six. Highlighting his journeys to the track located adjacent to the beach on the Ventura County Fairgrounds was a main event victory on April 8th. He also notched second-place finishes on July 8th and September 2nd.

For 2023 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series champion Roa, it will be his first appearance at Ventura since the 81st edition of the prestigious race one year ago. On the opening night, the Garden Grove, California racer placed second in his heat and won his qualifier. He was running fourth in the dash and looked like a shoo-in for a top-four start before getting caught up in someone else’s mess. Fortunately, his car was able to restart and he came from the back to finish sixth.

Starting on the outside of row three in the Saturday night Finale, Roa quickly moved into fifth and was challenging for the fourth place position. However, his car was noticeably slowing. Even though his steed continued to decelerate, Roa was still in seventh late in the going. Unfortunately, an overzealous driver clobbered him from behind and knocked him out of the race with two laps remaining. Officially, he finished 17th.

Earlier in 2022, Roa contested a USAC/CRA race at Ventura. On a one-lane, at the bottom track, Roa finished with a frustrating runner-up finish. While he was clearly faster than the leader, he did not want to risk getting freight-trained if he tried to drive around the outside Unlike some drivers, he raced clean and did not knock the leader out of the way. Instead, he clung to the leader’s push bar and crossed the line in second.

Spectator gates will open at 3:00 p.m. each night with racing at 5:00. Advance tickets are available and advised at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/82nd-annual-turkey-night-grand-prix-tickets-629591554287?aff=oddtdtcreator. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

For fans who cannot make it, both nights will be streamed live on Flo Racing. For more information or to order please visit https://www.floracing.com/.

Dunkel and Roa want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. If you would like to be a marketing partner with the Inland Rigging Racing Team in 2024, please contact Dunkel or Roa the information at the top of this release.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 6th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 1st A Main

November 3 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

November 4 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Prelim. Night 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

September 16 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 8th A Main

October 7 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

October 14 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp DNS

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th B Main

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

Eddie Tafoya Sr. Racing Results

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway Senior Sprints 1st A Main

 

 

MUST SEE RACING MIDWEST LIGHTS RETURNS TO LORAIN RACEWAY PARK IN 2024

November 22, 2023 – Holly, Michigan – The Must See Racing Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series is set to return to Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio twice in 2024. The series will be returning to LRP for the fourth consecutive season. LRP has become the unofficial home of the Midwest Lights Series since its inception in 2020.

The series is set to invade LRP on August 24 and September 21. LRP has been the site of some of the best racing the series has contested over the years. The 3/8-mile Northeast Ohio speedway is one of the raciest the Midwest Lights Series annually visits.

2024 Midwest Lights Series winners at LRP included Andrew Bogusz and JJ Henes.

With today’s announcement of these two dates, the Midwest Lights Series 2024 schedule stands at eight events and counting. Must See Racing has not officially announced the complete 2024 schedule so it’s possible there could be additional dates announced in the coming weeks.

Cody Gallogly is coming off his second consecutive series championship in 2023. Gallogly will be shooting for his third series championship in 2024. He will battling a stout field of cars in 2024 including 2020 series champion J.J. Henes among others.

The 2024 Must See Racing Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series will visit five different tracks as the schedule stands now. Besides LRP the series is set to visit Sandusky Speedway, Owosso Speedway, Corrrigan Oil Speedway, and Birch Run Speedway. The series opener is set for April 20 at Sandusky Speedway.

For more info on the Must See Racing Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series please like and follow Must See Racing on Facebook or visit www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE 48TH ANNUAL AUTO-RACING PROMOTER OF THE YEAR AND REGIONAL AUTO-RACING PROMOTER OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Reno, Nevada (November 24, 2023) - The nomination ballot for the 48th Annual Auto Racing Promoter of the Year has been released.

Lyle DeVore, who promoters Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., was introduced as the 47th Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year last February at the 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops presented at the Shores in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, representing Region One, the Eastern region of RPM balloting.

The 47th Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year Award will be presented at the 51st Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 11-13, 2024.

Industry representatives wishing to nominate promoters may do so at the link included within the release. All six regions (Eastern, South Eastern, Central, Northern, Great Plains, West) are eligible and once again will have representatives that will be recognized at the 51st Annual RPM Workshops in Daytona Beach, Florida at the Shores Resort, February 11, 12 and 13, 2024.

The link for regional and the national Auto Racing Promoters of the Year is located here; 48th ARPY Nomination Ballot (google.com) https://forms.gle/ipavq1gRkg9YkeRi7 – (a gmail account is required to nominate). Nominations will close on December 31, 2023. Nominees will be published and a second round of voting will be published and begin on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

The 51st Annual RPM@Reno Western and RPM@Daytona stand as a "can't miss" event for track promoters nationwide.

The Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and RPM Workshops provide an educational and networking program to the motorsports industry. The program provides media and meeting platforms which offer promoters, motorsports management, tracks, sanctions and companies a forum to share, educate and network within. The newsletter and workshops are services of Hoosier Racing Tire and K&K Insurance, with supporting sponsorship coming from Chevrolet Performance Products, RACEceiver, Moffet Productions, IMCA Racing, TicketSpice, MyRacePass and Firethorn Marketing.

Further information regarding the RPM e-newsletters and workshops may be found at the company’s website, www.promotersnewsletter.com

 

 

Order Your National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum “Members Only” Jan Opperman #99 Die-cast Today!

Knoxville, IA, November 21, 2023 – The much-anticipated announcement is upon us for the latest “Members Only” National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum die-cast!

Acme Trading Company is producing the beautiful 1:18 scale 1972 Bogar #99 Jan Opperman sprint car die-cast. The cars are available to members of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. Only 400 cars are being produced! Assure your piece of history by ordering today!

“Mat Long and the folks at Acme Trading Company have done another unbelievable job with this die-cast!” says National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Coordinator, Bill Wright. “This car has been a part of our ‘Tribute to Williams Grove Speedway’ exhibit, and the die-cast is like looking at the car sitting in the museum. The Bogar car was the biggest part of Jan’s record-breaking season in which he won 44 times in 95 starts in 1972. To top it off, the car, owned by Adail Gayhart, will remain in the museum a while longer! This is a great opportunity for our generous members to grab a piece of Jan Opperman’s rich history in the sport of sprint car racing!”

“Members Only” cars from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum sell out quickly, so get yours today!

Up to two die-casts can be ordered ($141.95 each includes shipping in the United States) by National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum members. To order online, visit www.SprintCarStuff.com. If ordering online, please enter your member number in the “Notes” section at checkout. Shipping is tentatively scheduled for January or February.

You can also call 641 842-6176, or 1 800 874-4488.

Please note additional international shipping prices…

Canada – add $26

Australia – add $53

Europe – add $45

If you’d like to purchase a die-cast and are not a supporting member, you can get membership information by calling the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 641 842-6176.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Sunday Night Speed at Hangtown 100 Has Ryan Timms Excited for Final Week of NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series Action

PETERSEN MEDIA: Thought the box score shows a 17th place finish on Saturday night at the Hangtown 100, it certainly doesn’t tell the full story. After having struggles on Friday night, Timms came to life in the Sunday night feature but a pair of on track issues out of his control essentially hampered any shot of a good finish.

“Friday night was a struggle with how hooked up and narrow the track was,” Ryan Timms said. “With the event being points based similar to Trophy Cup, it wasn’t idea, but the invert did ultimately put us on the front row of the 100-lap feature on Sunday night, and I felt great but a tangle in front of us knocked us out of the lead.”

Dealing with elements on Friday night that saw a couple of delays for weather rolling through the area, Timms timed the JBL Audio backed No. 67 in sixth fastest in his group before tallying a second-place finish in his heat race.

On a lightning fast surface in the feature event, the 30-lapper went non-stop and Timms ended up picking up a 13th place finish. It is noteworthy that Friday’s non-stop race, was just seven seconds longer than the non-stop feature Timms won at the Hangtown 100 back in 2021.

With more rain moving into the area on Saturday, officials were forced to delay the program until Sunday, and worked feverishly to prepare an outstanding racing surface for the final race of the year at Placerville Speedway.

Lining up by points on Sunday, Timms finished fifth in his qualifier and that ultimately had hi 16th in Hangtown 100 points, which was important as it lined him up on the pole of the 100-lap feature event.

Making adjustments prior to the 100-lapper going green, Timms was extremely strong when the green flag dropped as he quickly jumped out to the early lead. Navigating the mile bullring with precision, Timms set a strong early pace over fellow young gun, Corey Day.

Timms quickly found the rear of the field, but it would ultimately bite him. On the 14th lap, a pair of cars in front of him got together in turn four and it resulted in both he and Day getting collected and relinquishing the lead and the runner up spots.

Able to restart, Timms went to the back of the 28-car field, and continued to show speed as he carved his way back forward. Working through dense traffic, Timms was able to take his time and race his way back into the Top-10 with time running out in the feature.

On the 86th lap, Timms endured contact front another car in turns one and two, and it resulted in him getting up into the thick Placerville Speedway cushion and stalling his car out as it spun him around.

When it was all said and done, the Oklahoma City, OK native capped his trip to Placerville Speedway off with a 17th place finish.

“Big shoutout to my guys for working so hard and getting me a really good car when it mattered,” Ryan Timms said. “I also want to thank everyone with the track and the event for working hard to get the show in on Sunday, and getting us a nice track to race on despite all of the rain we took on Saturday. I am feeling good about these final three races of the season on a couple more bullrings.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-107, Wins-10, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-45

ON TAP: Timms gets right back to work tonight at tomorrow in Merced, CA. Wednesday night will also see Timms competed in the winged 360 event. After Thanksgiving on Thursday night, Timms and company will be in action at Ventura Raceway on Friday and Saturday for the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

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BRODY ROA CLOSED HIS 2023 USAC/CRA CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON WITH A SECOND-PLACE FINISH AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Cypress, CA, November 18, 2023) Brody Roa finished off his spectacular 2023 USAC/CRA Championship season with a second-place finish in the series finale at Perris Auto Speedway. The result gave him 14 top-five finishes in the 18 races on the schedule. Included among those top five were eight wins. The victories brought his lifetime total to 21 and propelled him to fourth all-time in the 24-season history of USAC/CRA.

Roa, 32, entered the 2023 finale with the championship already wrapped up, but it did not hold back his effort. Competing against a stout 29-car field, he pushed the pristine white Inland Rigging #17R to the seventh-fastest qualifying time with a lap of 16.632. That placed him in the fifth starting spot in the third 10-lap heat race. The Garden Grove, California driver steered his way to an impressive second-place finish in the heat.

Roa started on the pole for the final 30-lapper of the year at the legendary 27-year-old half-mile clay oval. From there he led the first 17 laps in the Tommy and Christy Dunkel-owned car before slipping back to second. He stayed there through the final USAC/CRA checkered flag of the 2023 season.

Roa’s eight wins in 18 USAC/CRA races and 14 top-five finishes are extremely impressive. Just as remarkable is the fact that he finished on the lead lap in 16 of the 18 races. In one of the races he did not, he was on his way to a certain victory when he was knocked out by a lapped car.

“I never thought about it,” Roa responded when he was asked about finishing on the lead lap all but two times. “Just getting lapped is something I am not really proud of. I guess thinking about it, that is pretty cool. I have never thought about it before.”

Throughout the season, Roa and the entire team were cool, calm, and relaxed. The season was stress free and that contributed a lot to the success. There was little worry throughout the year.

“Not, not really,” he answered if there was any time he was worried about the way things had gone. “The points deal, I was comfortable with it all year. The way we were running and the decisions (on the car) we were making were really good. There was no point in the year when we were really struggling that I thought we were not good enough to stay out there (in the point lead). I never got worried about it until the end when I was worried about finishing it. Honestly, I paid more attention to the heat race points than the year-end points.”

Another deal for Roa this year was the fact that for the first time, he was driving for someone else. Inland Rigging’s Tom and Christy Dunkel provided him with everything he needed to win a championship. In addition to cars, they also added support away from the track and a great friendship.

“It was smooth,” he said about driving for the Dunkel’s. “The 410 stuff really kind of operated the same. Tommy and I worked together really good on what we needed throughout the year. Having the 410 car at my house was nice. I could do what it needed maintenance-wise and make sure it was good to go. Tom was always there for support with what we needed. It was a really smooth transition. It almost seemed the same. Just with a different car and a different look.”

“Tom, Christy, and Inland Rigging have supported me for a few years now. It was not like somebody brand new came in and we had to learn to work together and learn to communicate. I think that really helped with the immediate success. We already had a relationship coming into the deal. This year it was just at a much higher level.”

With the busy season almost done, Roa will have some extra time on his hands.

“I don’t know,” the friendly driver laughed when asked what he was going to do with the time off after Saturday’s Turkey Night Grand Prix. “Christmas is a pretty serious thing around this household. We will do that. The week before Turkey Night we are going to go out to the river and do Thanksgiving out there. We will pretty much go straight from there to Ventura on Friday. Through the off season we will just spend some time with the family and find some cool stuff to do. Hang around home and make some plans for next year, too.”

One of the cool things he will do is go to the USAC Champions banquet in Indiana. It will be his second time there. The first came after he won the USAC West Coast Series Championship in 2016. Then there is this little indoor race in Tulsa in January. He has raced in the Chili Bowl before, but as of right now, he does not have a ride.

“No plans for the Chili Bowl right now,” Roa said. “I would love to. If anything I would love to go to the Chili Bowl. No plans to drive right now.”

“Yeah, oh yeah,” he responded when asked if he would drive if someone called and offered him a Chili Bowl ride. “Definitely.”

Roa was not the only one flying the Inland Rigging banner at the Perris finale. Tommy Dunkel made his 410 debut in the USAC/CRA Series. While he has raced in the series with a 360 engine before, it was his first time racing a 410 and he gave a good account of himself. In his first voyage in a 410 sprint car, which is about as equal as riding a Brahma Bull in the PBR, he qualified 23rd of the 29 cars on hand. He placed seventh in his heat and eighth in the B main. That B main finish only left him two spots shy of making the 30-lap finale.

In addition to Roa and Dunkel, the team brought a third car for Eddie Tafoya Jr. to race in The PAS Senior Sprint Cars. Racing for the first time in over half a decade, the past Pittsburgh Pirates draft choice won the Senior main event.

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 6th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 1st A Main

November 3 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

November 4 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Prelim. Night 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

September 16 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 8th A Main

October 7 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

October 14 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp DNS

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th B Main

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

Eddie Tafoya Sr. Racing Results

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway Senior Sprints 1st A Main

 

 

WINNING GAMBLE FOR KMS

FOR the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Dayne Kingshott, last Saturday night’s King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex was certainly a challenging one, but it was one that saw them play their Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series JOKER card on the nightand come away with a winning result.

In what was their second win from three Maddington Toyota Series rounds so far this season, with the other round that they didn’t win being a second-place finish, the Krikke Motorsport team and Kingshott fought hard throughout the night, and it rewarded them with the team’s first King of Wings victory since Brooke Tatnell back in the 2009-10 season.

“It certainly wasn’t the easiest of nights, but the team and I dug in and manage to have a really strong car for the feature race, and it rewarded us with my biggest win in Sprintcars so far,” Kingshott expressed.

“I messed up our qualifying run at the beginning of the night and consequently missed our heat race invert, which saw us fight hard to get a top-four finish in our heat race and book ourselves a spot into the feature race. After the heat races, there was a driver ahead of us in the points who had pulled out for the night, and it saw us take their place in the B Dash.”

Kingshott continued by saying that the touch of luck to get a B Dash spot, which saw him go on to finish third in the event and lock in a position six feature race starting spot, played a massive part in contributing to the team’s eventual King of Wings victory.

“To be honest, I had a fair bit of anxiety heading into the night, as I was playing my joker card and it can certainly either make or break your series winning hopes, but although we had a tough start to the night, everything fell our way on a few occasions during the night,” said Kingshott, who had moved from his third row start early on in the feature race and then took control of the lead on lap 11 after leader and Maddington Toyota Series arch rival James Inglis tangled with a lapped car and was sent ROF for the restart, which was a position Kingshott held through to the fall of the chequered flag.

“For the feature race, we had a strong car, and the team and I were a little concerned that we were too good too early, but it didn’t play out that way, as the team had nailed the car’s setup. Even during the pit stop in the middle stages of the feature race, the team didn’t change anything setup wise, as we were confident with it, and I was able to control the rest of the race and take out the win.”

Kingshott’s latest win has now consolidated his Maddington Toyota Series point standings lead, and he heads into the upcoming fourth Maddington Toyota Series round, which is also the running of the Western Australian Title, at the Perth Motorplex on December 2 confident of being able to defend his Western Australian Title crown.

“The team and I are really enjoying a strong start to the season, and it’s quite a surreal feeling at the moment, but we are trying to keep a lid on it andare just taking each night as it comes,” he enthused.

“I couldn’t ask for better form heading into the Western Australian Title, and our goal is to of course defend it, but it’s certainly not going to be easy, and the team and I will spend the next two weeks preparing in the best possible way backin the workshop to try and give us another winning chance.”

Latest Maddington Toyota Series Point Standings (after three completed rounds):

1 Dayne Kingshott - 746 points
2 James Inglis - 722
3 Brad Maiolo - 692
4 Jason Kendrick - 690
5 Andrew Priolo - 674

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

• Mobil 1
• Bunbury Toyota
• Maxwill Racing Engines
• PWR Advanced Cooling Technology
• Redline Media
• Hough Cabinets
• RPM Race Products
• Taralea Farm Macadamias
• Performance Racegear
• P1 Advanced Racewear Australia and New Zealand
• Number 4 Composites
• AFCO Shock Doctor
• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
• Blackbeard Custom Designs
• JP Signs
• www.krikkemotorsport.store

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SWANSON LOOKS TO SCORE VEGAS MIDGET LOOT, LOOKING FOR SPRINT RIDE

(November 20, 2023) With the Risk On 360 Open Wheel Showdown just less than two weeks away, there is plenty of story lines building behind closed doors. The December 1-2, 2023, event at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will feature a 100-lap winged pavement sprint car race that will pay 50K to win National midgets and Supermodifieds will also share the weekends racing card.

It has been thirteen years since National Pavement Midgets last raced at the Bullring. But they return for the Open Wheel Showdown in a big way. Drivers will be battling for the $10,000 first place prize money. The midget portion of the event has certainly generated its own buzz and has attracted some pretty big names.

One of the biggest names already entered is also the most recent midget winner at the Bullring. Kody Swanson claimed a USAC Western States Midget Series event at the Bullring in 2010.

“With the Open Wheel Showdown paying $10,000 to win, I think it’s going to be pretty neat” explains Swanson. “It’s a big event and it made me wanna do it. Plus, it’s a chance to race in December. It’s always fun to make your season last a little longer. That’s something I’m excited about. I’m also excited to race with Tim and the entire Bertrand family. It’s been fun to race with them the last couple years, and to work on getting better. We got a really fast car too. I’m looking forward to going to Las Vegas”.

If Las Vegas odds makers were setting odds of who will win the midget portion of Open Wheel Showdown, Swanson would most certainly be among the best odds. He won the most recent midget event at the Bullring and may have more laps around the track than those already entered.

“It was a USAC Western States race they had that year (2010). It was right before Turkey Night because it was at the end of October. I don’t know if it’s a huge advantage, but I’m looking forward to it because I enjoyed racing there before. I was driving for Chris Wilke that day, Its given me a chance to talk with him a little bit about he remembered, and what I remembered. Some of those things have little advantages. I just know I’ll be a little more familiar than starting from scratch. That makes it nice. Hopefully we put on a great show with the midgets and have some fun.”

Swanson had originally hoped to do double duty and compete in the sprint car portion of the event. His Doran Racing Team was thrashing to get a new Diablo Chassis car done in time for the event. After the team’s gallant effort to get the car ready, they simply ran out of time. The Open Wheel Showdown wasn’t announced until late July and the timeliness of the event gave them a very short window to work with.

Even though the race is less than two weeks away, he indicated he would listen to offers from teams looking for a driver in the supermodified and sprint car portions of the event.

“I would be happy to hear what anybody has to say. If it worked out, great, if not, it would still be great to just see what someone’s interest would be. I’m already gonna be there, so it would be nice to do a little extra racing.”

Swanson did admit it would be slightly disappointing to miss a chance to compete in the 50K winged sprint car portion of Open Wheel Showdown.
“You hate to miss opportunities to drive things you like, while trying to make a living as a short track racer, in an event that pays well. It would be disappointing, but I’ve raced long enough that things happen that are out of our control. Id like to find something, but if not, I’m looking forward to the chance to race midgets and watch the sprint cars. It’s gonna be fun” concluded Swanson.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Closing Season With Mid-Week Race at Merced Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi wraps up the 2023 season this Wednesday at Merced Speedway.

Scelzi guided his family owned team into Victory Lane at the bullring in Merced, Calif., in April. It was the site of his first triumph of the season and it marked his first-ever win at the track.

"It's a big, high-banked bullring," he said. "I love the place. It's one of my favorites anywhere. It seems like it's always two grooves and racy. We've been incredibly fast there. I think I've run second there like six times and the last time we were there was when we won. Racing there this time of the year is perfect because the weather isn't hot and that helps the track surface."

Scelzi placed fifth and 20th, respectively, during a pair of races at Merced Speedway to end last season.

He is seeking to end his season with a second straight victory after capturing the finale of an ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader in Arizona earlier this month. It was Scelzi's 13 th win of the season and the fourth different state he's been victorious in this year.

"It's been a great year and I'm happy with the season we've had," he said. "This is the third year in a row we've had 10 or more wins. Over the last four seasons we've averaged 12.5 wins per year. It's been a great run. We're looking forward to finishing strong. I'd love to pick up one more win in Merced and head into the offseason with momentum."

Scelzi is also aiming for his first time of ending a sprint car season with a triumph. His best result in a season finale has been a fourth-place outing, which occurred in 2021.

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 13 wins, 38 top fives, 44 top 10s, 49 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

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Huset's Speedway Featuring Several Marquee Events and Strong Weekly Program in 2024 Season

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Nov. 20, 2023) - The 2024 racing season at Huset's Speedway will showcase 22 nights of competition highlighted by four events that pay at least $40,000 to win.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visits for six race nights. The four-day BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals runs June 19-22 with the special $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle on June 20. The event finale pays $250,000 - a World of Outlaws record - to the winner for the second straight year.

Additionally, the World of Outlaws invades the track during Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 31 and Sept. 1) for the Huset's Shootout capped by a $40,000-to-win main event.

The famed 14 th annual Silver Dollar Nationals is July 17-20 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series taking part in the final three nights, including the $53,000-to-win finale.

Multiple other nights offer stout payouts, including $20,000 to the feature winner during the other two nights (June 19 and June 21) of the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals.

There is a $7,000-to-win Border Battle race for the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars on July 28.

The 2024 season kicks off at Huset's Speedway on May 12 with the traditional Mother's Day Opener.

The three featured divisions at Huset's Speedway - the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks - will all be part of the opener and will each have at least 11 weekly shows.

All three division championships were separated by less than two dozen points in 2023 when 38 different drivers earned at least one feature triumph during the 48 total A Mains at the track.

Featured nights next season include Heiman Fire Equipment Night on June 2, Frankman Motor Company Night on June 9, the Ben Nothdurft Memorial during Bargain Barn Tire Center Night on July 17, Kwik Trip, Inc., Night on July 20 and the Folkens Brothers Trucking Bull Haulers Brawl Season Championship Night on Aug 30.

Also of note, the first night of the Silver Dollar Nationals on July 17 will feature the Tri-State Late Models and the Dirt Crown Stock Cars. The Tri-State Late Models will return the following night during the opening round of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action. The final two nights of the event welcome the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series.

Additionally, the season finale Huset's Shootout featuring the World of Outlaws on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 will have the Midwest Sprint Touring Series in action both nights.

Visit the Huset's Speedway website for the complete 2024 racing schedule.

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

 

 

Inaugural High Limit Racing Diamond Classic headlines Lucas Oil Speedway 2024 tentative schedule

WHEATLAND, MO. (Nov. 20, 2023) - Lucas Oil Speedway has unveiled its 2024 tentative schedule and, along with traditional major events, the speedway will welcome the acclaimed High Limit Racing series for sprint cars.

The Inaugural High Limit Racing Diamond Classic is scheduled for June 28-29 with many of the best in open-wheel sprint-car racing expected to compete.

High Limit Racing, founded and owned by NASCAR champion Kyle Larson and five-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, is expanding in 2024. The formerly named High Limit Sprint Car Series is adding events and increasing driver payouts while broadening its partnership with FloSports. The mid-week race series will evolve into a 50-plus race night schedule across the country and increase driver payouts to more than $5 million.

Lucas Oil Speedway will be a part of the weekend schedule for High Limit Racing. High Limit Racing will award a point fund of $1 million with the champion team and driver winning $250,000. Similar to its 2023 season, High Limit Racing will have a Midweek Money Series within the national tour awarding a separate $100,000 total point fund.

"We are excited to be a part of High Limit Racing in 2024 as part of our tentative schedule, which includes our usual mainstay events such as the Show-Me 100, Hockett-McMillin Memorial and Kentucky Drag Boat Association events on Lake Lucas," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "High Limit Racing is an opportunity to bring even more world-class racing to our fans and we thank Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson and their series for working with us to make it happen."

Sweet will compete in every event and pursue his first High Limit Racing championship with the Kasey Kahne Racing NAPA No. 49 team. Larson, crowned the midweek series champion earlier this month, will continue to compete in select events while also pursuing a NASCAR Cup Series championship and an Indianapolis 500 victory in 2024.

Other highlights among many special events at Lucas Oil Speedway include the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 during Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-25) and the 18th annual CMH Diamond Nationals (July 13), both featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

The MLRA Late Models are on hand three other times - for the 11th annual Spring Nationals Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts (April 12-13) with the POWRi Super Stocks and Show-Me Vintage Racers; the 10th annual MLRA Ron Jenkins Memorial Presented by Rugged Radios (Aug. 30-31) and a combined multi-day MLRA Fall Nationals and 8th annual Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt for Super Stocks (Oct. 3-5).

The 11th annual Summit USRA Nationals will run a bit earlier in 2024, set for Sept. 17-21 right after the 14th annual ASCS/WAR Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Sept. 12-14. Open-wheel cars will be featured two other times as well, at the 13th annual Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown (May 4) and the POWRi Summer Thunder (Aug. 17).

The track opens with an Open Test & Tune on March 30 and the Easter Bowl Enduro 150 is set for April 6. The Big Adventure RV Weekly Championship Series opener is scheduled for April 20.

Lorton also has announced that the speedway will sanction Hermitage Lumber Late Models under POWRi for 2024. The Hermitage Lumber POWRi Late Models will compete in the Weekly Series along with the Arctic Food Equipment Modifieds, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars.

"I've had talks with Kenny Brown (POWRi President) and to help grow the weekly Late Model class and give drivers a national points fund, we have agreed to sanction the Late Models under POWRi," Lorton said. "POWRi will be using the 2024 speedway rules package for the Late Model sanctioning class, which will be known as POWRi Late Models."

Drag Boat racing on Lake Lucas, featuring the Kentucky Drag Boat Association, has three events set: the KDBA Summer Thunder on Lake Lucas (June 8-9), KDBA Show-Me Shootout on Lake Lucas (Aug. 2-3) and 14th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals (Aug. 30-Sept. 1).

One of the biggest Weekly Racing Series events on the schedule, the annual Casey's Thursday Night Thunder Kids' Night at the Races Plus Fireworks is set for Thursday, July 4th. Season champions will be determined for the Weekly Racing Series at the Rempfer Memorial Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick Season Championship Night on Aug. 24.

The popular Kids' Power Wheel races will return as well with a 24V-36V class. The races will be held during intermission during Weekly Championship Series races April 20th, May 11th, June 8th, July 27th and Aug. 24th.

For ticket inquires about any future event at Lucas Oil Speedway contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at at nmcmillan@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

CONTACT:

Danny Lorton

Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager

Office: (417) 282-5984

DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com

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Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

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

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. The Lucas Oil Speedway EZ Texting number is (417) 804-4141.

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

About Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the 12th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring a host of regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Series features the Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2024 RACING SCHEDULE
By Scott Daloisio

(Perris, CA, November 17, 2023) Promoter Don Kazarian has released the 2024 schedule for Perris Auto Speedway.

February 10th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

February 24th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

March 9th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

March 16th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR STREET AND FACTORY STOCK CARS

April 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

April 27th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

May 4th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

May 25th "SALUTE TO INDY" AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

June 22nd AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

July 4th “FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AND SKY CONCERT” (TENTATIVE)
LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

July 13th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES, AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

August 10th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

August 17th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

September 7th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

September 14th TBA

September 21st AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

October 26th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

November 8th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

November 9th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES – JERRY DODD CHAMPIONS NIGHT, PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), 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 online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

USAC/CRA races from Perris Auto Speedway are not streamed online.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl
Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perrisautospeedway/
Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Bud’s Tire, Tire Choice Auto Service, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

For information on 2024 billboard advertising at The PAS, please call 951-940-0134 and ask for Charlie Watson.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

 

 

Hangtown 100 finale to run Sunday due to weather

Placerville, CA…Hangtown 100 officials have announced due to the wet weather, the conclusion of the event will now take place tomorrow (Sunday November 19th) with cars on track at 3:30pm for engine heat.

“With sunny and dry weather forecasted for Sunday we felt our best plan of attack is to finish off the Hangtown 100 tomorrow,” commented Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “With the rain today there’s just no way to have things ready and in racing condition. We can run a quick program tomorrow and get everyone on their way at a decent hour.”

The grandstands will open at 2pm tomorrow (one hour earlier than normal) with cars hitting the speedway for wheel packing at 3:30pm. Hot laps and racing will follow. The pit gate will open at noon.

The first 100 fans through the front gate will also receive a free 2021 Hangtown 100 shirt courtesy of event Promoter Matt Wood.

For fans that are unable to attend on Sunday, who have a Saturday ticket, you can request a refund through your confirmation email.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson will be looking to finish off the Hangtown 100 with another win after claiming victory last night over fellow California natives Logan Seavey and Buddy Kofoid. The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets put on an outstanding show as usual, with much of the same expected tomorrow, which will be capped by the 100-lap finale.

Washington driver Brock Lemley was also triumphant during the BCRA Lightning Sprint portion of the evening and will be gunning to make it back-to-back tomorrow.

 

 

RYAN LITT READY FOR $50,000 OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN IN LAS VEGAS

Article Credit: Tommy Goudge

LONDON, Ont. (November 16, 2023) - The No. 07 Ryan Litt Racing team is ready to take a shot at winning some big bucks in Las Vegas next month, but they won't be at a poker table or spinning a roulette wheel; the highest-paying asphalt Sprint Car event in the world is set for The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on December 1 and 2.

Race promoter Davey Hamilton Jr. hopes to make the Open Wheel Showdown a modern version of the fabled Copper World Classic, and the $50,000 USD winner's share of the winged Sprint Car purse has drawn plenty of attention. More than 60 Sprint Cars from all over North America are pre-entered, while both the Supermodified and Midget divisions each have entry lists exceeding 20. Currently the lone Sprint Car driver entered from Ontario, Ryan Litt is looking forward to the unique opportunity.

"I'm excited to not only compete for a shot at 50K, but also test myself against the best pavement Sprint Car drivers in the world," said Litt. "That's what's cool about this event - it's bringing everyone together from both coasts in one spot to see who's the best. Just qualifying for this race is going to be tough, and we'll need to be dialed in every time we're on the track. It's going to be fun and I'm up for the challenge."

The Bullring will be a new track for Litt. The 36-year-old open wheel veteran and his family team are based in Southwestern Ontario and have competed primarily in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio in recent years. The semi-banked 3/8 mile track in Nevada is almost 3,500 kilometres (more than 2,000 miles) southwest of the team's home base, and will be the westernmost facility that they have ventured to. It opened in 1985 as the Las Vegas Speedrome and was also called Las Vegas Raceway Park prior to Speedway Motorsports purchasing the facility.

"From looking at photos and videos, the track looks pretty similar to Birch Run or Owosso and those are tracks we run well at," Litt said, referencing two Michigan tracks where he has claimed wins in the past. "Obviously the facility is first class and it's a privilege to be able to race there. I'm hoping we can get a good baseline setup on the practice day and then make some fine tweaks from there."

Several other wrinkles will make the event unique for Litt and his team, who have competed almost exclusively in the Must See Racing series over the past few seasons with their Leitch-powered Diablo chassis. The MSR rules permit 410 cubic inch engines and mandate American Racer tires, whereas winged asphalt Sprint Cars in other parts of the continent are often powered by 360 cubic inch engines with Hoosier tires. Restrictors are mandated on the injector stacks of the 410's (and some 360's) to balance the playing field, and Hoosiers will be the spec tire for the event in Vegas.

"We were going to run them once before in Florida, but had to cancel the trip last minute," said Litt of the restrictors. "I've been told that you can't really feel the difference too much - just maybe less top-end horsepower and torque pulling you into the corner. We haven't run Hoosiers for a few years, so it will be fun to get back on those and have a little more bite."

The team is very grateful for the support they're receiving from BS&B Radiator, Xtreme Metal Worx, Cancore Industries, Glenn Styres Racing, Jim & Deb Seaton, Leaf Racewear, Shell Shock Custom Paint, and Benson Auto Parts for next month's event. They're also equally grateful for the extra logistical support that they're receiving behind the scenes.

"I would really like to thank everyone who is helping us make this event," Litt exclaimed. "It's no small task. There are a lot of moving parts behind the scenes, especially coming from Ontario, and it truly takes a team of people to make this all happen. I'm grateful to have a lot of great people and businesses in my corner.

"We also have to give a shoutout to Steve Barr from Barr Motorsports who is driving our rig out there for us, and to Gary Leitch of Leitch Performance Engines for turning our engine around on short notice for this event."

New team apparel will be available starting in December, something which Ryan has had in the works for a while and is excited to share.

"We have some new t-shirts that are debuting at Vegas," he said. "They will be for sale afterwards on my website - www.ryanlitt.com - and at the track next summer. They're a retro 90's theme and they look wicked."

One of the highlights of the trip for Ryan will be the opportunity to meet and race with other Canadian drivers. There could be as many as 10 Canadians competing in the Sprint Car portion of the event, and possibly a few in the Midgets and Supermodifieds as well. Many of the other Canadian entries are from British Columbia, another region of the country with a long and proud open wheel racing history.

"I believe I'm the only Sprint Car driver entered from Ontario," said Ryan. "It's pretty cool that we will all get to race together there, and I'm hoping to get a picture of all of us."

More information about the Open Wheel Showdown is available at www.openwheelshowdown.com and live pay-per-view streaming coverage will be provided by Speed Sport 1 (www.speedsport1.com).

About: The No. 07 Ryan Litt Racing team is based in London, Ontario, Canada and currently competes in the winged asphalt Sprint Car division at oval tracks across the midwestern United States. Ryan has driven a variety of race cars on both dirt and asphalt over his 30-year racing career, and competed in events as far away as South Africa. The team would like to thank all of their sponsors for their support, including BS&B Radiator, Xtreme Metal Worx, Cancore Industries, Glenn Styres Racing, Jim & Deb Seaton, Leaf Racewear, Shell Shock Custom Paint, and Benson Auto Parts. Visit www.ryanlitt.com for more information, and follow Ryan and the team on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, and YouTube by searching for Ryan Litt Racing.

 

 

PART OF THE PLAN: Brock Zearfoss Ready to Take Team to Next Step With World of Outlaws in 2024

The Jonestown, PA native hopes to make more progress with family-owned team next season

Brock Zearfoss’ road map to elevating he and his team on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues in 2024 with his fourth season on tour.

After three straight years competing with The Greatest Show on Dirt with his family-owned operation, Zearfoss is already preparing for another run behind the wheel of the #3Z with the nation’s top Sprint Car talent.

“You’re racing with the best of the best,” Zearfoss said of the World of Outlaws tour. “Being a family team, we have to look at spending a little more wisely to make it up and down the road. It takes a lot of great people to get up and down the road running the World of Outlaws tour. It’s such a grueling schedule. We have great sponsors that help us do that.”

“The Jonestown Jet” is fresh off wrapping up a ninth-place finish (worth $96,250) in the 2023 World of Outlaws standings – matching his personal best mark. He showed speed early on, passing a combined 50 cars over the first six Features of the season. A top-five run at US 36 Raceway in April highlighted his campaign. In total, Zearfoss collected eight top 10s, qualified for eight Dashes, and earned four KSE Hard Charger Awards.

Despite notching some solid numbers, Zearfoss had higher hopes for 2023. However, he’s pleased with the state of his team and optimistic they’re heading in the right direction for 2024.

“I’m always hard on myself, so I think it was a subpar season,” Zearfoss said of this year. “But we had some good speed throughout the year and struggled in some areas. Being our third season, we’re taking it one year at a time, kind of molding our team into where we think we need to be, working on one thing at a time and focusing on those areas. I feel like we’ve got a solid crew, solid equipment. Now, we’re going to work on our engine program and try to get that dialed in for next year. We’re looking forward to next season. I feel like we left some on the table this year, but there’s always room for improvement.”

Zearfoss plans to have Todd Berkheimer back leading the team and Ron Helmick on the crew. Together, he said they already started working on 2024 during the 2023 season, identifying areas of concern they want to prioritize in the off season.

“We just take a look at where we struggled, what we thought we needed to improve on this season and evaluate that during the off-season and work on that,” Zearfoss explained. “It’s such a short amount of time to work on stuff, but as the season progresses you kind of see where you’re lacking and what you need to improve on. So, we’ve been doing that all year and kind of working towards that, so that’s what we’re going to do this off-season is work really hard at getting that stuff dialed in.”

Heading into 2024 Zearfoss’ career numbers with the World of Outlaws are 252 Feature starts, two victories, three podiums, nine top fives, 60 top 10s, 81 laps led, one Quick Time, and 14 Heat Race wins.

He knew rising through the ranks of the World of Outlaws was never going to be an overtime achievement. He already considered it a five-year road map in his head, especially with having to build up a small family team. But with the knowledge of where improvement is needed, a plan to execute and a great team behind him, Zearfoss has his program in place to take another step forward in his fourth season with the World of Outlaws.

“It’s like a five-year process, I feel like, if you take your time at it,” Zearfoss said. “Obviously, you want to do everything right away and get a jump start on it. But being a smaller, family team we have to spend money a little more wisely. That’s why we’re taking it one step at a time here. We improved on two different spots, and now we’re on to the next phase. I’m excited to get the season started.”

Brock Zearfoss Racing is supported by Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts, C&D Rigging, Milton Hershey School, Adamsky Trucking, Klick Lewis Cars, Berkebile Oil Company, CSI Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, AL Driveline, Walker Performance Filtration, Allstar Performance, and FK Rod Ends.

Zearfoss will get his 2024 campaign started when it begins at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL) for the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 7-10. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, catch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Showcased Abilities on and off the Track During Successful 2023 Season
New Oxford, PA – November 17, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt approached the 2023 season as a rebuilding year. With fewer resources at his disposal, than he had during the previous two seasons, the plan was to focus on Central Pennsylvania and other key events that made the most sense for his team.

His goals were to perform at the highest possible level on the track and work hard off the track to find partnerships that would allow him to expand his schedule.

Not only did he manage to check a lot of the boxes, including a couple that were unplanned, but he logged the best year of his 410 sprint car career thus far.
MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE

Reinhardt came out of the gate strong in 2023, finishing tenth or better ten times in his first fifteen races. After that strong start, he announced a new partnership with Coors Banquet beer, who came on board through Ace Distributing of PA.

Competing with the High Limit Series, the World of Outlaws, and All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Reinhardt entered 47 events in his familiar Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91, winning twice and finishing in the top ten 22 times.

“It was exciting having Coors Banquet join our program this year. We were able to make a few appearances for them, plus we had a few Coors Banquet beer showers.“, Reinhardt said with a smile, referring to his trips to victory lane that always included a Coors Banquet beer in hand when he climbed to the top of his wing to celebrate.

“I think we represented them well and I hope we are able to continue to grow the partnership. This is a great relationship for the future of our team as we continue to gain more partners moving forward. A company like Molson Coors getting involved in our sport is a positive for all of us.”
A GREAT FIT

In July, Reinhardt brought Chris Shuttlesworth on board as crew chief and turned his focus to driving. The pair previously had success together when Shuttlesworth was a member of the John Westbrook 1W team that Reinhardt wheeled to a 360 sprint car title and several wins at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2019.

Shuttlesworth and Reinhardt reached victory lane twice in their 32 races together during the second half of the 2023 season.

“Having the right guy to make the calls is huge. Most of the time it has just been me and I think I did well but it’s a lot to manage. Chris and I work well together. I’m glad to have him. I trust him to make the calls and I can focus on my job behind the wheel.“, Reinhardt commented.
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

Just twenty-four hours before a late-July High Limit Series race at Grandview Speedway in Pennsylvania that was delayed a day by weather, Reinhardt’s phone rang. Bernie Stuebgen of Indy Race Parts was in need of someone to wheel his No.71 at Grandview and he tabbed the Neptune City, NJ native for the job.

Despite never having sat in the car before, Reinhardt turned in an 8th-place run against a stout field. The result of the unexpected opportunity turned heads.

“Running well over the first few months of the season definitely led to opportunities. I’ve driven for other people and I always appreciated those chances but this was definitely the first time I was called about a high-profile ride. Bernie’s car is known across the country as a top-notch car and I really appreciated the opportunity he gave me. We ran pretty well together too, especially considering it was only one night.“, Reinhardt said.

Days later, Bryan Grove called Reinhardt and asked him to wheel the Grove Racing No.45 on the All Star Circuit of Champions tour, beginning after the Knoxville Nationals in mid-August.

Reinhardt accepted and took Shuttlesworth with him on the venture. The team gelled quickly, competing 13 times over a span of just five and a half weeks, recording one victory and seven top-ten finishes.

“The Grove 45 team, Chris, and I worked really well together and the results showed. We won a race and led a few others. We could have won a couple more if things had shaken out a little differently, but that’s racing.“
ASSESSING IT ALL AND LOOKING AHEAD

When the books closed on the 2023 season, Reinhardt’s stats told an impressive story about a successful rebuilding year.

Reinhardt entered 61 total races, finishing in the top ten 30 times, which included 3 wins and 13 top fives. A top-ten run in 49.2% of the races entered is a notable improvement over the 26.6% he achieved in 2022.

The sum of all that is a win on and off the track. The rebuilding may have been accomplished but there is still plenty of building to be done. Reinhardt continues to look for partnerships to help grow his rising team.

“I wish I could tell you our 2024 plans but right now we are waiting for schedules and other information like a lot of teams are. Bryan (Grove) and I are talking too but we have to wait and see how things play out with the touring series and schedules before any of us can make a decision. I would like to run a combination of High Limit and World of Outlaw events but we will have to wait and see.“, Reinhardt shared.

You can follow Reinhardt’s social media channels listed below or check Addicted2DirtPR.com for the latest news and updates about Kyle’s 2024 plans!

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Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
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Kyle Reinhardt and Wayne Quackenbush of Capitol Renegade celebrate in victory lane at BAPS Motor Speedway on 6-1-2023 (Photo Credit: A2D PR)
Winner Kyle Reinhardt [C], runner-up Parker Price Miller [L] and 3rd place Tim Shaffer [R] on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-15-2023] (photo credit: Paul Arch)
Kyle Reinhardt was surrounded by a large contingent of family and friends in victory lane following his $15,000 victory in his home state of NJ at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on 10-28-2023 (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)
ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

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GRANT SEXTON WINS USAC/CRA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD

(Lakeside, CA, November 13, 2023) At the start of the 2023 racing season, then-18-year-old driver Grant Sexton stated his intentions to compete for the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year award. Last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, the personable teen saw his dreams come true when he closed the season on top of the rookie point heap. In addition, he ended up eighth in the USAC/CRA season-long championship standings.

Sexton, who lives in Lakeside, California, has been sitting on top of the Rookie of the Year chase since early in the season. While last week’s race was the final of the year for USAC/CRA, it was a mere formality for the Rookie of the Year chase as Sexton had already bagged the title. In fact, he had sewed it up several races ago and was eight positions and 345 points in front of the next highest-ranking rookie at the end of the night.

While he had things sewed up before he got to the track, 19-year-old Sexton pulled no punches on the night. He began by qualifying 15th in the 29-car field with a time of 17.031. He did earn some unwanted extra laps when he placed fifth in his heat. That was one position shy of the transfer spot and forced him to run the 12-lap B main.

The B main featured 10 cars. Only the top six would transfer into the 30-lap A main. Sexton had no issues and easily transferred by placing second in the 12 lapper. In the final 30-lap USAC/CRA main event of the year, Sexton drove a smooth race and stayed out of the chaos that seemed to plague the field all race long. He started 14th and raced forward to finish 8th. It was his fifth USAC/CRA top 10 finish of 2023.

In addition to Grant racing, Dad Brent also contested the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car portion of the program. The defending series champion started third in the main event but by the time he exited turn two on lap one, he was in the lead.

Sexton was putting a hurting on the field and at one point, had a full straightaway lead. However, his prowess at the head of the pack all came to a halt in turn four on lap nine when his wheel center splines stripped out and knocked him out of the race with a sixth-place finish.

If you are looking for a top-of-the-line lightning sprint car with the best of everything, Brent has one car left. If interested, use his contact information in this release.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2023, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mail to.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2023 Results

Brent Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 4th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway PAS Senior Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 11th B Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 2nd A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

10-20-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

10-21-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

11-11-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

Dalton Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 14th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 3rd A Main

8-22-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

Grant Sexton

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

4-22-23 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

4-29-23 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

5-6-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

5-20-23 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

6-17-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprints 21st A Main

6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 10th A Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 19th A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

10-20-23 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp Sprint Cars 5th A Main

11-3-23 Cocopah Speedway ASCS Sprint Cars 7th A Main

11-3-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

11-4-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

11-11-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

AJ Bender

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 7th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

Robby Brockman

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 13th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 5th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 8th A Main

Darren Brown

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

Braden Chiaramonte

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

Geoff Dale

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest 4th A Main

 

 

KEENS RACE TEAM: The Past, Present and Future
OVER the past 15 years, the Keens Race Team have been regulars on the Western Australian speedway scene with the Keen brothers, Daniel and Michael, achieving success in the Wingless Sprints and more recently in the Sprintcar class.
After stepping into speedway competition in 2011, following stints in Dirt Karts, the Keen brothers burst onto the scene in the Wingless Sprint class, and over the next five years, Daniel, who stepped into Wingless Sprints first at the age of 17, clinched success in Western Australian and Northern Territory Titles (twice) and ran second in the 2012 Australian Title at Sydney Speedway (NSW). Not to be outdone, Daniel’s younger brother, Michael, joined his sibling two years later in Wingless Sprints, and his early success included winning a Northern Territory Title in his first season at the age of just 16, which created history by becoming Australia’s youngest ever speedway open wheel state title winner.
Following their successful period in Wingless Sprints, the Bunbury, Western Australia-based team made the transition into Sprintcar racing. It was where Daniel and Michael have dabbled in it across 410 and 360 Sprintcar categories, as well as their current class in the highly competitive Limited Sprintcars. Aside from their own racing activities, they have had numerous drivers steer their cars, including names such as Ryan Farrell and Ben Atkinson and then American rising talent Sheldon Haudenschild, a various major events, and the highlight during this period was when Farrell drove to an outstanding victory in the 2015 Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory.
In recent years, the Keen brothers and their family have wound back their Sprintcar racing program in both the 410 and 360 categories, which has seen Michael win the Western Australian 360 Sprintcar Title as well as the 360 Power Series point score during the 2015-16 season, and they are now focused on their Limited Sprintcar racing activities.
“The whole family has been really enjoying our time in the Limited Sprintcars, as it’s a very competitive category and there is a lot of camaraderie amongst everyone,” explained 27-year-old Michael Keen.
“Over the past few years, I’ve managed to pick up a number of big wins in the category, such as winning two Western Australian Titles (2016 and 2021), and the goal for this season is to try and win the WA StateTitle and WA Series double.”
Michael’s older brother, Daniel, hasn’t been competing too much in recent seasons, as he has jumped between Limited Sprintcar and Wingless Sprint competition, but he is aiming to get back into Limited Sprintcar competition in the not too distance future.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out there in the Limited Sprintcars, but I’m just waiting on an engine to arrive, and then I’ll be back out there,” the 30-year-old said.
“Although I’m not as passionate about racing as I once was, I still enjoy going racing, especially up against my younger brother, and I’m planning to do as much racing as possible, but the main focus for the family is Michael’s racing, and I’m totally onboard with that.”
When it comes to the future, the Keen family are committed to competing in Limited Sprintcars, but they make no secret about their desire to get Michael a good shot with a solid 410 Sprintcar team.
“Michael has proven what a talent he is behind the wheel of a Sprintcar, as his results pretty much speak for themselves, and hopefully we can put something together for him in the not too distant future,” added Daniel Keen.
When it comes to the next outing for the Keens Race Team, Michael is going to be contesting the third round of the Western Australian Limited Sprintcar Series, which doubles as the King of Wings / Merv Woolford Memorial, at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night (November 18), while Daniel is hoping to be back out on the track for thefourth Western Australian Limited Sprintcar Series roundat Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway on December 2.
The Keens Race Team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:
• Boyanup Cellars
• Keens Driver Training
• Higgs Built Race Engines
• D&R Machining
• Holly & Wick
• Hi-Tec Oils
• CB Graphix
To find out more about Keens Race Team, LIKE them on Facebookby searching Keens Race Team.

 

ALBERDING LATEST OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN ENTRANT

By David Sink

The latest ‘Risk On 360 Open Wheel Showdown’ entrant may have gone unnoticed. On November 1 Andy Alberding filed an entry for the 50K sprint car portion of the event. It may not have generated much fanfare, but for those who know, know.

The 48-year-old Oregon driver last competed in winged asphalt sprint car competition in 2019. Despite his four-year layoff, Alberding would have to be considered a contender for the win at the “Bullring” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway December 1-2, 2023.

Alberding has spent the last four years helping his son Kyle Alberding. The younger Alberding has made a name for himself in recent seasons from advice and lessons learned from his father. He has won some big pavement sprint car events the past few seasons including the Granite Super Sprints/NSRA ‘Wat of the Wings this past August at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. The win was worth $10,000 for the younger Alberding.

Despite a four-year layoff, Alberding looks in shape and ready to wheel a winged sprint car in Las Vegas in a few weeks. When the Open Wheel Showdown was first announced, it got Alberding thinking about coming out of retirement.

“I guess its taken me four years to talk my self into it” laughs Alberding in response to coming out of retirement. “I was on the fence if I wanted to do the Las Vegas deal. I had a guy tell me he had a motor. He wanted me to try it out and put it in my car. I’m still on the fence even though I sent in my money.”

“I last ran in 2019. That year we won Diamond Cup and the Rory Price Memorial. I don’t really have any expectations. We talked all summer about whether we should do it. We talked about dragging the car to one of these other races to make sure I still know how to start it. We just got busy with Kyles racing, and it never worked out. The guys kinda talked me into it.”

“I don’t know what to expect since it’s been a long time. But I still feel like I can run competitively. I feel like I’m kinda in the game because of helping Kyle. But I haven’t sat behind the wheel in four years either. I’m not going to run in the middle of the pack. I think I can do it, or I wouldn’t be going”.

Alberding will be in his familiar blue number 76 in Las Vegas. ”I haven’t touched that car since 2019 after the last race. I bought it from Norm Chamberlin and put it on jack stands. I pickled the fuel system and took the rockers off it. It’s been sitting in the corner ever since then on jack stands. It was kind of my museum piece because I drove for Norm for eighteen years. I thought worse case, if I never drive again, I have the last car he and I built together and its gonna sit here forever. But it is a beautiful car, and it should get out every now and then to see the sunlight.”

Alberding was asked if he could pull off the win, and collect the 50k, if some of it would find its way into a local casino. ”We’re all racers and we’re not very smart. It’ll probably go back into next year’s project. No trip to the casino. Us going to this race is enough gambling for one weekend for me. I’m not much of a gambler” concluded Alberding.

 

 

Empire Super Sprints Honor Award Winners in Their 40th Season
By Barbara Patterson
 

The Empire Super Sprints celebrated their 40th season at the Vernon Downs Casino. Over 170 people attended the awards banquetwhich was emceed byESS announcer Adam Buchanan.The tour and dash sponsors were recognized first, and the Board of Directors, officials, officers, and volunteers were thanked for helping make 2023 a great season. Drivers with perfect attendance and feature wins were then acknowledged. Out of the 24 races, there was a record 16 different winners with three drivers earning their first win.

Sixteen drivers were recognized and the top ten took home over $21,000 in point fund money. Finishing 10th was Chuck Hebing (who ran a partial season), 9th Jordan Thomas (1st ESS win), 8th Paulie Colagiovanni (most wins at 4), 7th Danny Varin (3 wins), 6th Jeff Cook (1 win in his last year racing), 5th Matt Tanner (2 wins), 4th Dylan Swiernik (1st win in Canada), 3rd Jason Barney (3 wins at FultonSpeedway), 2nd Shawn Donath (1 win in his best season), and 1stJordan Poirier (2 wins). The 2023 champion, Jordan Poirier, was honored with his second championship in two years. Jordan had the best stats with 21 tops 10s and 14 tops 5s and placed 2nd in the Coffrage 4 Saisons Canadian Tour, 2nd CNY Speedweek, 3rd Rifenburg Contracting Fast Time Series, and 2ndin the PJC Spray Foam Hard Charger Series. In his championship speech, Jordan thanked his crew, especially Mathieu, family, and sponsors. He credited his consistency to the belief that 95% of your success on the racetrack comes from the work in the shop.

Numerous specialty awards were also handed out. ESS had two rookies that ran neck and neck throughout the season. With his 11th place finish on the tour, Logan Crisafulli earned the Lane’s Yamaha Rookie of the Year in the Mike Stelter owned #36. Trevor Years was honored with the John Zentner Memorial Award because he demonstrates the same qualities as the late John Zentner. Throughout his first year with ESS and in a 360, he displayed passion, humility, dedication, and perseverance.This year’s Cobra Coaches Dash Champion was Dylan Swiernik. As a dash tradition, Chuck Hebing awarded Dylan with snakeskin cowboy boots.With his top five finishes and win at Autodrome Drummond, Matt Tanner won the Coffrage 4 Saisons Canadian Tour award by just one point.Paulie Colagiovanni, with his win at the last Speedweek race at Brewerton Speedway, earned the CNY Speedweek Champion award.Shawn Donath accomplished an interesting feat by earning both the Rifenburg Contracting Fast Time Award and the PJC Spray Foam Hard Charger Award. The Mechanic of the Year award,which is voted on by the teams, was given to Briahna Donath, Chase Guptill, and Matt Pitre from the Shawn Donath race team. They were recognized for their efforts in keeping the #53 in the championship hunt all season.

Eight-time ESS ChampionSteve “Fireball” Poirier was inducted into the ESS Hall of Fame. His outstanding career consisted of 77 ESS wins (tied for the most), 7 Canadian Series Championships, 5 Quebec Series Championships, 6 Dash Series Championships, 6 Interstate Series Championships, 4 US Series Championships, the Mal Lane Award of Excellence, Outstanding Newcomer Award, and the National 360 Rookie of the Year from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. In an emotional speech, Steve thanked his family, crew,and sponsors. He remarked on his success, the competition in ESS, and the friendships he formed over his 14 years in racing sprint cars.

ESS President Chuck Miller, who is retiring after 38 years, was honored with the Malcolm Lane Award of Excellence. Past President, Dick Carberry, presented the award and walked us through Chuck’s ESS career. A montage of videos was shown, from past and present drivers and officials, as a tribute and thank you to Chuck for his commitment and dedication to ESS.

Thank you to the tracks, drivers, teams, officials, and officers for a terrificrace season!We will see you in 2024at a track near you to watch “America’s Race Cars” in action.

 

 

MAJOR SPONSOR BACKS KENNY
ONE of Western Australia’s newest Sprintcar drivers, Brock Kenny, is excited to announce that he has picked up Melville Mazda as a major sponsor for the remainder of his 2023-24 season campaign.
After only two race meetings in a 410 Sprintcar to his name, Kenny’s rookie Sprintcar season has received a massive boost with the news that Melville Mazda, which is based out of the Perth suburb of Palmyra, is now the team’s major sponsor.
“I can’t thank Melville Mazda enough for their support and having them join our team as a major sponsor is wonderful news and certainly going to help our first season in Sprintcars in a big way,” commented the 23-year-old from Bunbury.
“The Allen family, who are the owners of Melville Mazda, and I have known one another for well over a decade now through go kart racing, as I helped their son James, who is these days one of the leading LMP2 drivers in the World Endurance Championship, so it’s great that we can grow our relationship through them jumping onboard with our Sprintcar team.”
Kenny continued on by explaining a bit about Melville Mazda.
“The Melville Mazda is a family-owned business, and it’s the place to go when searching for either a new or pre-owned Mazda in Perth,” he said.
“When it comes to customer satisfaction, the Melville Mazda team strives to achieve that by offering attention to detail and a personalised customer service experience. So, whether you are buying, selling or leasing,be sure to come and experience the Melville Mazda difference.”
Kenny and the team will debut their WX # 27 Melville Mazda backed Maxim during the third Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series roundthis Saturday night(November 18) at the Perth Motorplex.
Melville Mazda is located at 385 Canning Highway, Palmyra (Perth), WA, 6156.
You can find out more about Melville Mazda by visitingwww.melvillemazda.com.au or calling 0893 191 500. You can also LIKE them on Facebook by searching Melville Mazda.
To find out more about Brock Kenny and his team, LIKE them on Facebookby searching Brock Kenny Motorsport.

 

BOHUD RACING HITTING FORM
DESPITE an unsettled start to their 2023-24 season campaign, the Bohud Racing team and their driver Michael Stewart are really starting to hit their straps now, which was evident by the duo claiming their first podium finish for the season during last Saturday night’s second Ultimate Sprintcar Championship round at Toowoomba Speedway in Queensland.
After their original season schedule was thrown into disarray at the 11th hour of the season commencing, following the abrupt closure of their home track Eastern Creek Speedway in Sydney, the Bohud Racing team were forced, like all of their rival Sydney, NSW-based teams, to hit the road in order to keep their season alive.
Although they haven’t been able to do as much racing as they had originally planned, due to the long distances required to travel to interstate events, the Bohud Racing team have so far this season made three appearances at Toowoomba Speedway in Queensland. Their first appearance of the season was a promising one, but it ended in a car destroying crash after Stewart was caught up in another rival’s crash while sitting inside the top-five runners in the feature race.
Following their disappointing start to the season, Stewart and the team have bounced back in impressive fashion with a brand-new Triple X car, which saw Stewart narrowly miss out on a podium finish after fighting it out for the lead in the opening round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship to go on to finish in fourth. Determined to continue their good form at Toowoomba Speedway, the team returned on Saturday night and showed impressive speed throughout the night, and they were rewarded with a third-place finish on the podium in the feature race behind winner Lachlan McHugh and second-placed Luke Oldfield.
“For us to finish on the podium is a fantastic reward for the whole team, as our season was thrown on its head a few months ago, but we’ve managed to regroup and our now starting to hit some good form,” expressed the 28-year-old Stewart, who now sits inside the top three of the current Ultimate Sprintcar Championship point standings.
“We had a really good run on Saturday night in thefeature race and as the race went on, we got faster and faster, but we just need alittle more to be right up there challenging the front runners, which I feel we can achieve sooner rather than later. I can’t thank the whole Bohud Racing team enough for all of the hours in the race shop between race meetings and at the race track to provide me with one of the best race cars at the track.”
Bohud Racing team owner Scott Jones is thrilled with how the pilot of his NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares backed Triple X is performing.
“I couldn’t be happier with how Michael is performing, as he is a very talented racer who works very well within our team, so it’s a perfect combination,” he said.
“I’m not going to lie, but travelling interstate (3,000km round trip) is a lot of work for our team, and it’s the main reason we can only compete every couple of weeks, but with the results we are achieving with Michael, it certainly makes all of the extra hard work required worth it.”
The Bohud Racing team and Stewart’s next outing is going to back at Toowoomba Speedway on December 2 for the third round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. Meanwhile, the team will be in action on November 25 at Dubbo’s Morris Park Speedway in central western NSW for a club race meeting with former team driver Mark Blyton, who will join the team for a one-off appearance, due to Stewart having to sit out due to a prior commitment.
If you haven't already, be sure to grab your Bohud Racing / Michael Stewart merchandise. You can come and see us in the pits after a race meeting or you can visit our online merchandise store via www.bohudracing.com.au .
The Bohud Racing team is proudly supported by the following 2023-24 season sponsors:
• ARRMA Australia
• Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares
• Hills Truck Sales - Wollongong
• Inland Petroleum
• Sloanebuilt
• Suttons Trucks Arncliffe
• AEI Insurance Broking Group
• KRE Race Engines
• B&B Graphics
To find out more about Bohud Racing and their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Bohud Racing.

 

MUST SEE RACING REVEALS THREE MORE 2024 DATES

(November 14, 2023) Must See Racing officials today announced three more dates from the soon-to-be released 2024 schedule. The series will be returning to Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan and Plymouth Motor Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana in 2024.

BERLIN RACEWAY – Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan has been a staple to the Must See Racing schedule almost every year since its inaugural season in 2010. The partnership between MSR and Berlin Raceway will continue in 2024.

Since the first MSR race held at Berlin Raceway in 2010, the series has returned almost every year since, and oftentimes with multiple dates. No track on the current MSR schedule has had a longer standing relationship with MSR than Berlin Raceway.

Berlin has been the site of some of the best racing the series has offered in its 15 years of existence. All three races in 2023 were barn burners that went right down to the finish. Jason Blonde held off a hard charging Bobby Santos III to claim the win on May 20. Canadian Ryan Litt returned after facing serious injuries in a Supermodified event early in 2023 at Berlin Raceway. He claimed the August 12 final MSR visit to Berlin Raceway of the season. It was his first time back since his accident. Jimmy McCune also picked up a win on July 22.
The series is scheduled to visit Berlin Raceway on May 18 and August 10. Both events will be part of the popular ‘ENGINE RO FAST CAR DASH’ mini-series.

PLYMOUTH MOTOR SPEEDWAY – The Series will return to Plymouth Motor Speedway on June 15 for the second consecutive year. Must See Racing made its debut at Plymouth Motor Speedway for the first-time last September. The track had been covered with dirt for several years and it had been over a decade since winged asphalt sprint cars roared around the track before 2023.

Last year’s event was highly entertaining. Bobby Komisarski set quick time and put on a show charging to the front, in an attempt to chase down eventual winner Davey Hamilton Jr. The track has proved to be the perfect venue for winged asphalt 410 sprint cars.

This year’s event will bring back the best 410-winged asphalt drivers in the country including local Plymouth star Tyler Roahrig. Keep an eye on this particular date for a big announcement in the coming weeks.
For more information on Must See Racing please like and follow us on Facebook or visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

SOUTHERN SPRINTS RELEASE 2024 SCHEDULE
November 14, 2024 - The BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series (SSSS) released their 2024 series schedule today. There are currently twelve 2024 dates on the recently released schedule with series officials in negotiations and hopeful for a handful more at additional Florida speedways.
The SSSS is a unique sprint car series and one of a very few in North America that races from January through December. The 2023 series finale is scheduled for December 2 at Auburndale Speedway. The 2024 opener is scheduled for less than six weeks after the 2023 finale, giving teams a very short offseason and turn around.
The highlight of the 2024 schedule will be a return to Citrus County Speedway November 2, 2024, for the 3rd annual Sandi DeCaire Classic 41. This year’s 41-lap event paid winner Davey Hamilton Jr. $4100.
The SSSS is a 360/410 restricted winged asphalt sprint car series that competes exclusively in the state of Florida. The series will celebrate its ninth season of operation in 2024.
With only one race left on the 2023 schedule, current series points leader Daniel Miller looks to claim his first series championship at Auburndale final on December 2.
Jan 13 - Auburndale speedway
Jan 27 - Citrus County Speedway
Mar 2 - Citrus County Speedway
Mar 16 - Auburndale speedway
Apr 13 - Citrus County Speedway
May 11 - Citrus County Speedway
June 8 - Auburndale speedway
Sept 7 - Citrus County Speedway
Sept 21 - Auburndale Speedway
Oct 1 - Citrus County Speedway
Nov 2 - Citrus County Speedway (Sandi DeCaire Classic)
Dec 7 - Auburndale Speedway

 

Dominic Scelzi Earns ASCS Southwest Region Triumph in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi added another track to his win's list last Saturday when he captured the finale of the Keith Bryan Memorial doubleheader at Central Arizona Raceway.

It was his 13 th victory of the season and second career with the ASCS Southwest Region.

The weekend began on Friday when Scelzi advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. That ranked him ninth in overall points, which was only one spot shy of making the feature redraw.

"We went down and were the fastest car both nights," he said. "The track was incredibly wet on Friday night. It was everything we could do to make sure we didn't get into any trouble in the heat race. We went sixth to fourth and that was about as good as we could do."

Scelzi lined up on the inside of the fifth row in the A Main.

"We stayed out of trouble and ended up finishing second behind Terry (McCarl)," he said. "The track had grease for the bottom five feet and then a patch of grip. The top of the track was rough and choppy. I tried to stay patient. It was better to start on the bottom than the top. Guys would hit the grease and slide across and I could cut underneath them. And guys up top would bike up. I just ran a line to stay out of trouble. We were right there with Terry, but he didn't make any mistakes."

The run from ninth to second place was tied for the second-most positions gained.

Scelzi wrapped up his weekend at the dirt oval on Saturday. He maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race to garner enough points to make the feature redraw. Scelzi grabbed the No. 1 during the random draw to score the pole position for the main event.

"We drew the No. 1, started on the pole and led all 30 laps," he said. "We had a decent amount of yellows early. When we got to traffic it was kind of wild, but once we could put a couple of cars a lap down we were unchallenged. I ran the top on both ends. As it slicked off more and more in (turns) three and four we got better."

The triumph snapped a string of three straight runner-up results at the track.

Scelzi will take this weekend off before tackling his final race of the year on Nov. 22 at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif., where he was victorious in April.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 10 - Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (9).

Nov. 11 - Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 13 wins, 38 top fives, 44 top 10s, 49 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 22 at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

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

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

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

RUMBLE QUARTER MIDGETS TO CARRY BAKER RACING ENGINES SPONSORSHIP

Ohio’s Respected Quarter Midget Engine Builder Returns for Third Year

FORT WAYNE, IN (November 13, 2023) – As one of the most recognized names in Quarter Midget racing throughout the Midwest, Baker Racing Engines (BRE) will extend their passion and support of the sport to indoor racing and the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales (December 29 and 30) for the third consecutive year. Recognizing the amount of effort required to make the trek for the annual mid-winter event, BRE will again present a daily ‘On the Gas’ award.

“It takes a lot of effort to pull into victory lane at the Rumble,” cited Javen Mendoza, BRE owner, “and teams travel from great distances to be a part of this tremendous event. Their support in putting on a quality racing program for the Rumble fans is appreciated and we wanted to reward them in a small way. Each morning, during the driver meeting we will pull a driver’s name out of a bucket and reward that team with a $50 gas certificate.”

Mendoza went on to explain, “without a doubt, Quarter Midget racing at the Rumble is unique and challenging. It differs quite a bit from the racing that we do throughout the season, with the size of the oval and the speeds obtained by the drivers. It takes discipline and precision to race the Rumble. These also reflect our philosophy at Baker Racing Engines, so we feel this is a natural fit.”

Each day of the Rumble in Fort Wayne (Friday, December 29 and Saturday, December 30) features a full program of racing for the six classes of Quarter Midget racing, who will join the full-sized Midgets, Winged and Non-Winged 600cc Midgets and Go-Karts in the 25th running of the popular off-season event.

Comple event information will be outlined at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com.

 

 

Hagar Enjoys Dream Season Producing Career-Best 20 Victories

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 13, 2023) - Derek Hagar reached new heights this season, winning a career-best 20 sprint car main events to accomplish a goal he dreamed of achieving.

"To have such a strong season and finish with 20 wins is pretty remarkable," he said. "It's going to be hard to top that. Not knowing what the year was going to be and we got a late start in the season, so to be able to get to that 20-win mark was unbelievable. Everything just lined out. The season started out phenomenally."

Hagar won his sprint car season opener for the first time since 2014 and followed by capturing each of his first nine races of the season. He was leading his 10 th feature when he was crashed by a fellow competitor he was attempting to put a lap down, snapping his career-best nine race winning streak.

It didn't take long for Hagar to return to Victory Lane, which was the theme of the season as he finished with the 20 triumphs in 31 sprint car starts. Additionally, Hagar was victorious with all four teams he drove for this season.

"If you look at it stats-wise, two of those owners I have a perfect win record," he said. "Both times we ran Paul Hart's car we won and in Chad Jones' car at the end of the year we won with that. I think we only lost one or two shows in the McCord Farms car. And in our personal car we won a lot of races. We aligned ourselves with good car owners so to be competitive with every car we got in was rewarding."

Hagar won the Grassroots Nationals, Fall Nationals and King of Memphis, but it was a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions victory - his first ever - on July 26 at Benton Speedway in Benton, Mo., that stands out.

"The biggest win of the year was the All Star win," he said. "We weren't even supposed to be racing that weekend. It was a last-minute deal. I was just going to watch. To come out and be able to qualify second and have a good run in the heat race set us up. We moved forward in the dash and then we had a really good car and passed some really good drivers to pick up the feature win. I woke up the next morning and thought I was dreaming. It was a lot to take in and seemed too good to be true."

Hagar also swept the USCS Series Speedweek for six of his series-best nine victories.

"That was a pretty big deal," he said. "It'd never been done before. There were eight or nine drivers who could win every night."

Hagar also bookended his season with wins in his season opener and season finale for the first time.

"It was a dream season from start to finish," he said. "I want to thank everyone who is part of our team. I'm looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish next year."

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 20 wins, 27 top fives, 28 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 31 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Win Big Events and Contend for World of Outlaws Title During Impressive Season

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2023) - Big Game Motorsports produced a stellar season that was highlighted by more than a dozen feature victories and a runner-up result in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings.

David Gravel guided the team to 12 World of Outlaws wins - a series best - as well as a $50,000-to-win High Limit Sprint Car Series triumph.

"Big picture, it was a great year," he said. "We had a lot of car speed and we were able to challenge for a lot of wins. We ran up front in almost all of the big races. We had a charge at the Knoxville Nationals (from 22 nd to second) and our High Limit win was big stuff. Winning at Devil's Bowl during the last race there was meaningful. We dealt with three DNFs and felt we still gave ourselves a chance at the end of the year.

"I know we had a lot of things happen. There's about six nights we had some stuff happen to us that really hurt our performance. The 24th-place finish in blowing a tire at Jackson Motorplex and me crashing at U.S. 36 Raceway, which was my fault. And we had a part failure and finished at the back at Haubstadt. You have to learn from your mistakes and try to get better as a driver.

I was proud of us continuing to put our heads down and go to work."

The season began on a hot note as Gravel captured the first two and three of the first five World of Outlaws races - all at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. He was also victorious during Outlaws events at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.; at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.; at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.; at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.; at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.; at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y.; at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

The team earned the biggest payout in sprint car racing history at the time and in World of Outlaws history on June 24 during the $250,000-to-win 2 nd annual BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS at Huset's Speedway. The $50,000 High Limit victory occurred on Sept. 26 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

"We started off the year really, really good at Volusia," he said. "It was an awesome start. The Devil's Bowl win, being the final race ever at that track, and winning at Lernerville, beating Kyle (Larson) and Brad (Sweet) for $50,000 stand out. The Huset's High Bank Nationals in front of the Billion Automotive guys and at Tod's track, being the highest paid event in World of Outlaws history, was really, really cool. There were a lot of cool moments. And we had a lot of good seconds, too. I think we finished second 18 times.

"We were consistently up front. I know we were in the top five over 50 percent of the time. It's been a great year and we're definitely proud of what we're building and proud of the future."

This year marked the first time Gravel has led the World of Outlaws in victories. It also marked his third straight second-place finish in the championship standings and seventh podium in the last eight years.

The dozen World of Outlaws triumphs were the second most wins in a season for Gravel, who also posted his most top fives in a season. He led the series in heat race wins and podium results. Gravel ranked second in top 10s, in Quick Time Awards and in dash appearances.

The team will return to World of Outlaws full-time competition in 2024.

SEASON STATS -

80 races, 13 wins, 53 top fives, 68 top 10s, 76 top 15s, 76 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

INTERSTATE SPRINTCAR TEAMSTO CONVERGE ON PREMIER SPEEDWAY

Sprintcar racing returns to Premier Speedway this Saturday November 18 for Round 2 of the Total Tools Warrnambool Sprintcar Track Championship and Round 4 of the SRA Open Sprintcar Series.
The event has fantastic interstate representation with competitors from across five states of Australia. In fact, nearly half of the driver field resides outside of Victoria.
The home state heroes will have fierce competition with the likes of Lockie McHugh driving the VA71 Domain Ramsay owned car and rising Tasmanian talent Tate Frost fresh off a victory last week at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway.
Current ‘Classic’ champion Brock Hallett returns to Sungold Stadium as he looks to accumulate points in his quest to defend his Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship. Hallett is joined by former National champ Marcus Dumesny from New South Wales.
SRA Series points leader Bobby Daly is nominated along with current second place in points Daniel Pestka who took the series championship last season.
The sport is enjoying a host of exciting rising young talent who will be claiming their stake for a win this weekend. Jordyn Brazier who scored his best result at Premier Speedweek two weeks ago returns to the venue where his father Garry enjoyed great success.
Queenslanders Ryan Newton and Jye Corbet join Brazier with Corbet qualifying on the front row of the A-Feature on the November 4 season-opening event.
Formula 500’s complements the racing program contesting the prestigious Jack Willsher Cup. There are currently twenty-seven nominations which include the current national champion Dylan Beveridge from Tasmania. Beveridge won’t have all his own way with Dylan Willsher a former winner, no doubt eager to again have his name on the trophy in his ‘Pa’s’ honour. The Formula 500’s are sure to put on some great racing with the field having a healthy amount of rising talent joined by veteran racers including Tim Rankin, Justin Bowen and Dale Sinclair.

To view the full list of current nominations please click; https://premierspeedway.com.au/race-night/

Public gates will open at 4.00pm with on-track action commencing from 5.00pm.
Tickets can be purchased at www.premierspeedway.com.au or can be purchased at the gate from 4.00 pm on race day.

 

 

Ayrton Gennetten Garners POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series Championship

Belleville, IL. (11/13/23) Celebrating the second season of driving accomplishments throughout thirteen headlining events, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series would witness the emergence of Ayrton Gennetten earning the 2023 points championship while continually solidifying his rank as a top-tier contender throughout the racing world.

Achieving his first career POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series championship, Ayrton Gennetten, of Versailles Missouri, would rise to the occasion in a title-clinching season with a trio of feature victories including the illustrious and iconic Missouri State Fair as well as a pair of dominating runs at the family familiar Lake Ozark Speedway. Driving to six top-five finishes, Gennetten would advance fourteen positions throughout green flag racing while clinching the seasonal honors by two-hundred fifty points over Joe B Miller as Rookie of the Year winner Xavier Doney rounded out the podium placements for the 2023 series standings.

“After winning at Lake Ozark Speedway about mid-way through the season I felt like we really had a shot at capturing the championship and I wanted to fully support what POWRi was doing in building up 410 sprint racing around the Midwest,” said series champion Ayrton Gennetten. Going on to include, “Granted the way my season went was un-ideal, but I think it made us a better team. I can’t thank everyone who makes it possible, it takes an amazing family and team to be this fortunate.”

Maneuvering the familiar and fast Hayward Racing, Kenny’s Tile, B&H Contractors, Ozark Barge & Dock Service, Wet Steps, Hibdon Gravel, The Stuart House, Tony Stuart Racing, High-Performance Lubricants, KAA Speed, Scott’s Superior Excavating, Aquatic Dock Supply, West Side Automation, Carolina Dock Stairs, Midland Performance, Hooker Harness, Vahlco Wheels, KSE Racing, Wildwood Racing, FSR, Pro Powder Coating, Winters Performance, Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engine, #19; Gennetten would not be denied in a dominating yearly performance that adds to his already impressive racing resume.

Leading thirty-four feature laps in the season, the third-generation driving talent Gennetten would continually be among the front-running finishers only placing outside the top ten in only one of his thirteen seasonal starts with the POWRi 410 BOSS. Ayrton would additionally acquire a single quick-time award while driving to a pair of heat racing wins.

Reflecting on the yearly quest for a title, Ayrton would add “This team has been through a crazy year and to come out with our first points title in a 410 Sprint Car is a testament to never giving up and having great supporters along the way. This was a big year for me personally by taking a lot more responsibilities within the team”.

POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series 2023 Winners:
4/22/2023 | Benton Raceway Park | Joe B Miller – Winner
5/19/2023 | Lee County Speedway | Aaron Reutzel – Winner
5/20/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Joe B Miller – Winner
6/16/2023 | I-70 Motorsports Park | Jake Buback – Winner
6/17/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Ayrton Gennetten – Winner
7/1/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Shane Stewart – Winner
8/19/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Garet Williamson – Winner
8/20/2023 | Missouri State Fair Speedway | Ayrton Gennetten – Winner
9/2/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Ayrton Gennetten – Winner
9/3/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Kevin Thomas Jr – Winner
11/10/2023 | Tri-State Speedway | Sam Hafertepe Jr – Winner
11/11/2023 | Tri-State Speedway | Aaron Reutzel – Winner
11/12/2023 | Tulsa Speedway | Aaron Reutzel – Winner

Championship Banquet information for all 2023 POWRi Seasons as well as the full 2024 Schedules are currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. Full season standings are available online at http://www.powri.com/points/?c=1000&i=22673&t=Drivers.

For additional information on Start2Finish or to sign up for a subscription and catch all the excitement LIVE & ON-DEMAND, visit www.s2ftv.com.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

RISKON360! BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR FOR OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (November 11, 2023) - Las Vegas will become the epicenter of the automotive world this fall and an exciting partnership will further solidify the synergy of motorsports in Sin City, as RiskOn360 has joined Davey Hamilton, Jr.’s Open Wheel Showdown as the title sponsor. The RiskOn360 Open Wheel Showdown invades the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on December 1-2, paying a record $50,000-to-win purse for Winged Sprint Cars. Midgets will compete for $10,000-to-win along with the Speed Tour Super Modifieds thundering into Vegas as well.

RiskOn360 Global Success Conference takes place November 19th through 21st at the Ahern Luxury Boutique Hotel following the F1 weekend. Renowned investor Todd Ault, with deep ties to supporting motorsports in North America, will be the featured speaker at the event. Ticket opportunities include upgrades to include VIP access to the grand prix weekend as well.

Las Vegas has become the epicenter for the automotive world with the NASCAR playoffs round at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 15, followed by the SEMA Show 2023 from October 31 through November 3. The Las Vegas Grand Prix takes over the strip on November 16-18 followed by RiskOn360 Global Success Conference beginning on the 19th.

Teams will arrive in Las Vegas for the RiskOn360 Open Wheel Showdown on November 29th with practice on November 30th followed by racing on December 1st and 2nd. The RiskOn360 Open Wheel Showdown has attracted some of the top champions of pavement open wheel racing to compete for the record purses in Saturday’s Super Modified feature, Midget feature, and the 100-lap feature for the Winged Sprint Cars.

Winged Sprint Cars will include USAC Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson, pavement open wheel standouts Bobby Santos, Davey Hamilton, Jr. and Sr., and Tyler Roahrig, along with some big names in the racing world such as Arie Luyendyk Jr.

A wide variety of teams, chassis, and engines combinations have pre-entered in all of the categories from all over the country. Registration is moving quickly for the inaugural Open Wheel Showdown, with just 75 spaces available for the Winged Sprint Car division. Drivers can learn more at www.OpenWheelShowdown.com

General Admission Tickets are also on sale though the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ticket office and online. Details can be found at both www.LVMS.com and the Open Wheel Showdown website. Pit Pass sales will be available at the gates on race weekend and include access to the grandstands. The event will be telecast through Speed Sport with a monthly access pass available to view both nights of the excitement live!

 

 

Attica Raceway Park hands out $47,000 in 2023 point fund

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park is handing out $47,000 in point fund money to the top 10 in the track’s three weekly divisions for 2023.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints:

Champion – Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio. Henry won the trifecta of local sprint car racing in 2023. He claimed his second Attica Raceway Park 410 sprint championship – he was the track’s 2020 champion – the Fremont Speedway title and the Attica Fremont Championship Series championship. Henry scored four feature win at Attica in 2023 (June 2, July 21, July 28, Aug. 18) to take his career total to 16 in the division, placing him seventh on the all-time win list. Cap competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, missing only the Brad Doty Classic event. Cap posted nine top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

2nd – Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio. Byron capped off his phenomenal 35 year racing career with his 44th career win at Attica in his final race at the track. Reed, an eight time Attica 410 sprint champion, sits second on the track’s all-time division win list. Byron competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, missing only the Brad Doty Classic event. He posted four top five finishes and 10 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was seventh.

3rd – Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2018 410 track champion and 2008 Attica 305 champion and the track’s 2012 410 rookie of the year made all 15 of the A-mains in 2023. He posted three top five finishes – all fourth place runs – and seven top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

4th – Travis Philo, Waterville, Ohio. Travis competed in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2023. He posted his 9th career Attica win on May 26 and recorded three top five finishes and eight top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5th – Bryce Lucius, Findlay, Ohio. Attica’s 2023 rookie of the year competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, scoring six top 10 finishes including a season best second on June 30. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

6th – Chris Andrews, Huron, Ohio. Attica’s 2009 and 2017 410 track champion and 2006 305 champion competed in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, posting three top 10 finishes including a season best pair of runner-up runs. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

7th – Trey Jacobs, Homesville, Ohio. Attica’s 2021 410 track champion competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2023, missing only the April 15 All Star event. He scored 10 top 10 finishes including a season best pair of third place runs. Trey’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

8th- TJ Michael, Plano, Texas. TJ competed in 12 of the 15 A-mains at Attica in 2023. He racked up seven top 10 finishes including a season best third on June 30. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9th – Jerry Dahms, Fremont, Ohio. Jerry competed in six of the 15 A-mains in 2023, recording a season best 15th on June 2. His average A-main finishing position was 17th.

10th- Zeth Sabo, Fremont, Ohio. Zeth competed in 11 of the 15 A-mains in 2023. He scored his first career 410 sprint Attica win on June 30 to go with four top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

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Champion – Devin Shiels, Britton, Mich. Devin wrapped up his fifth Attica late model championship – his fourth in a row – with five wins in 2023 (May 26 and four in a row – July 21, July 28, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1) to run his career total in the division to 20, putting him fourth on the division’s all-time win list. In the 12 A-mains in 2023, Shiels only finished out of the top eight once – an 11th place run on opening night. He scored an incredible 10 top five finishes. Shiels’ average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fourth.

2nd – Ryan Missler, Bellevue, Ohio. Attica’s 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 late model champion competed in all 12 A-mains in 2023, scoring wins on May 12 and June 9 to ruin his career total to 20 to tie Shiels for fourth on the division’s all-time win list. Missler never finished outside of the top eight all season, posting seven top five finishes. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fourth.

3rd – Ryan Markham, Ashland, Ohio. Attica’s 2018 track champion competed in all 12 A-mains in 2023, posting wins on June 30 and Sept. 8 to run his career total to 23, putting him third on the division’s all-time win list. Ryan scored seven top five finishes and 10 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

4th – Justin Chance, Lexington, Ohio. Justin competed in 11 of the 12 A-mains in 2023, missing only the July 21 event. He scored four top five finishes including a season best second on May 12. He recorded 10 top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

5th – Jeff Warnick, Republic, Ohio. Jeff competed in 11 of the 12 A-mains in 2023, missing only opening night. He posted four top 10 finishes including a season best pair of eighth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

6th – Nate Potts, Republic, Ohio. Nate competed in 11 of the 12 A-mains in 2023, missing only the Sept. 1 event. Nate posted four top 10 finishes including a season best sixth on May 12. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

7th – Casey Noonan, Sylvania, Ohio. Casey competed in nine of the 12 A-mains in 2023, recording four top five finishes including a pair of season best runner-up runs. Casey never finished out of the top nine all season. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

8th – (TIE) Matt Irey, Ashland, Ohio. Attica’s 2016 track champion competed in nine of the 12 A-mains in 2023, compiling four top five finishes including a pair of season best fourth place finishes. He never finished out of the top nine all season and had an average A-main finishing position of sixth.

8th – (TIE) Mike Bores, Bellevue, Ohio. Mike competed in 10 of the 12 A-mains in 2023. He scored four top five finishes including a season best runner-up on July 28. He never finished out of the top 10 and had an average A-main finishing position of sixth.

10th – Chester Fitch, Tiffin, Ohio. Chester battled in 10 of the 12 A-mains in 2023. He recorded a season best 13th place finish on July 28 and had an average A-main finishing position of 17th.

Rookie of the year – Cody Truman, Sycamore, Ohio. Cody competed in eight of the 12 A-mains in 2023, posting a season best finish of 15th on two occasions. He finished 13th in the track’s points.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints:

Champion – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2005, 2019 and 2021 division champion had a dominate performance for his fourth 305 sprint track championship. Miller scored four wins (May 5, May 26, July 28 and Aug. 18 to run his career total to 39, placing him second on the division’s all-time win list. In the 11 A-mains in 2023, Miller never finished out of the top 10 and posted nine top four finishes. His average A-main finishing position was an unbelievable third.

2nd – Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Brandon competed in 10 of the 11 A-mains in 2023, missing only the May 12 feature. He posted four top five finishes including a season best second on May 26. He recorded eight top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

3rd – Kasey Ziebold, Tiffin, Ohio. Kasey competed in all 11 A-mains in 2023. She recorded a pair of top five finishes including a season best second on July 28. She posted eight top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of ninth.

4th – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2000 410 sprint track champion and 1993 305 sprint track champion competed in 10 of the 11 A-mains in 2023, missing only the May 26 event. He posted three top five finishes including a season best runner-up on Sept. 8. He recorded eight top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of 7th.

5th – Dustin Stroup, Fremont, Ohio. Dustin competed in 10 of the 11 A-mains in 2023, missing only the June 2 event. He only finished out of the top eight once, a 14th place finish on July 21. Dustin scored eight top five finishes including four runner-up runs. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

6th – Logan Riehl, Clyde, Ohio. Logan competed in 10 of the 11 A-mains in 2023, missing only the July 21 event. He scored four top five finishes including a season best fourth on June 20. He had eight top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of eighth.

7th-Kody Brewer, Risingsun, Ohio. Kody battled in all 11 A-mains in 2023, posting five top 10 finishes including a season best 7th on May 26. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

8th- (TIE) Jimmy McGrath, Clyde, Ohio. Jimmy competed in nine of the 11 A-mains in 2023. He battled to six top 10 finishes including a season best third on June 20. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

8th - (TIE) Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 division champion picked up his fourth straight Attica Fremont Championship Series title in 2023. Weaver scored wins on July 21 and Sept. 2 to run his career total to 70 to lead the all-time division win list. Paul competed in 10 of the 11 A-mains in 2023, missing only the May 5 event. He recorded five top 10 runs and had an average A-main finishing position of 11th.

10th-Brenden Torok, Lagrange, Ohio. Brenden battled in all 11 A-mains in 2023. He recorded five top 10 finishes including a season best fourth on July 28. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

Rookie of the year – Blayne Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Blayne finished 14th in the division points. He competed in eight of the 11 A-mains in 2023, posting a season best finish of 15th on June 20.

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

 

 

Audition Aced: Justin Henderson Secures Kreitz Racing Ride for 2024 Racing Season
Concord, NC – November 10, 2023

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Following a successful weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte that saw Justin Henderson put the Kreitz Racing No. 69k in the feature all three nights with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Henderson has been named the driver of the famed powder-blue Sprint Car for the 2024 racing season.

While a complete schedule will be ironed out over the offseason, the deal will see Henderson pilot the car for all events excluding Port Royal Speedway, where Logan Wagner will return to the car for 2024.

“I’ve been hoping and praying for an opportunity like this and when Donnie called me to say he was choosing me for 2024, I was extremely excited,” said Henderson. “I can’t speak with full certainty of what all races we’ll be doing next season, but it’s a great feeling knowing that this is taken care of, and I can focus on driving the car and winning races now.”

As a veteran driver, Henderson has been around the block regarding the Sprint Car scene. He’s raced around the country for some well-known car owners and won a lot of events. However, while his resume speaks for itself and his talent is undeniable, he’s very aware that opportunities like this don’t come along often for a 44-year-old that many would say is getting towards the end of his career.

While he’s cognizant of what’s at stake and where he is in terms of his career, Henderson is excited to tackle the challenge and is confident in his ability to win races in the car.

“When I even talked about getting in the car to close out the season, I really only expected a handful of shows and we’d move on,” he said. “When Donnie told me he wanted to ease my mind and tell me the ride was mine, I couldn’t be any more relieved.”

“There’s some extra pressure when you are in a car like this and frankly, I’m getting towards to time of my driving career where I’m starting to think about what’s next,” he added. “With the people and resources they have, I’ve got the golden ticket and if I can’t make this deal work, maybe it’s time for me to start doing something else.”

The team most recently finished where they started – 18th – in Saturday night’s World Finals finale and has one more event together on the slate for the 2023 racing season. They’ll head to BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA on Saturday, November 11th, to compete in the $25,000 to-win Les Stewart Showdown.

With his plans for 2024 taken care of and a few races under his belt in the No. 69k, Henderson is feeling confident about his chances of taking home the big check and hoagie that will greet the winner in victory lane.

“Not that I particularly needed it, but I’ve been feeding myself big doses of confidence since I got in this car and I think it’s time that we maybe eat something different. I hear there is a hoagie on the line along with some money,” laughed Henderson. “I can go into this event without having to wonder if I’m still auditioning and hopefully, I can give Donnie, Davey, and all his partners the reassurance that they chose the right guy with a win here at BAPS.”

Henderson would like to thank Hinchman Racewear, Simpson Race Products, and all the Kreitz Racing partners on the car for their continued support!

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GRANT AND BRENT SEXTON RETURN TO ACTION IN PERRIS SEASON FINALE THIS SATURDAY

(Lakeside, CA, November 8, 2023) After a weekend off from its late-season grueling schedule, Sexton Gatlin Racing drivers Brent and Grant Sexton return to the dirt track wars at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday. Grant will be finishing up his award-winning rookie season in the USAC/CRA Series and Brent will be trying to snare points in his pursuit of a second straight POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car championship. Spectator gates at the premiere dirt track in the west will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00.

Grant, who at 19 is the youngest driver on the Sexton Gatlin roster, will put the bow on his USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year award season on Saturday. Last week at Cocopah, the teen raced in both the USAC/CRA portion of the show on Friday and Saturday and the ASCS 360 part of the affair on Friday.

In Friday’s USAC/CRA side of the Western World Championships, Sexton finished sixth in his heat and earned a transfer spot into the A main by placing seventh in the B. The 2021 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car champion then started 20th in the 30-lap A main. Unfortunately, the abrasive, tire-eating surface was taking its toll. One of the victims was Sexton who dropped out halfway through and finished 22nd.

Preceding the USAC/CRA main event, Grant also drove in the ASCS 360 portion of the doubleheader program. The teen did a great job on that side of the show. He started third in his heat race and when the pole sitter took the number two starter wide coming to the green flag, Sexton alertly dove to the inside and flew by both. >From then on he was never headed and led every lap for the victory.

In the 25-lap ASCS main event, the teenage racer started fourth and ended up in seventh.

A few minutes later he ran the USAC/CRA main. At that point, seeing track conditions and the way they were devouring tires, the SGR team made the decision to park the 360 for the second night and save it for the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thanksgiving weekend at the Ventura Raceway.

On the second night in the USAC/CRA show, Sexton finished fifth in his heat and third in the B main. That sent him to the A-main. With better track conditions, he began the 30-lapper in 21st and advanced six spots to place 15th.

Heading into this week’s USAC/CRA finale at Perris, Sexton has the Rookie of the Year award locked up. He is also locked into the eighth-place spot in the championship standings. While Grant’s award and positions are locked in with USAC/CRA, things are different for his father Brent. The defending SWLS champion goes into Saturday’s competition 49 points out of first. In addition to Saturday, the SWLS has a race left on Tuesday, November 14th at the Bakersfield Speedway. If Brent can garner enough points between the two races and take the title, it will give him four lightning sprint championships. This year and last season with the SWLS. The first two were in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series in 1999 and 2008.

All active military members with proper ID will get into Saturday night’s race at Perris for just $5.00. In addition, they will receive one free pass for an accompanying guest.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris. The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2023, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mail to.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2023 Results

Brent Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 4th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway PAS Senior Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 11th B Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 2nd A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

10-20-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

10-21-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

Dalton Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 14th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 3rd A Main

8-22-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

Grant Sexton

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

4-22-23 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

4-29-23 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

5-6-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

5-20-23 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

6-17-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprints 21st A Main

6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 10th A Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 19th A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

10-20-23 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp Sprint Cars 5th A Main

11-3-23 Cocopah Speedway ASCS Sprint Cars 7th A Main

11-3-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

11-4-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

AJ Bender

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 7th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

Robby Brockman

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 13th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 5th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 8th A Main

Darren Brown

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

Braden Chiaramonte

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

Geoff Dale

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest 4th A Main

 

 

BRODY ROA HEADS TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY AS THE 2023 USAC/CRA CHAMPION

(Cypress, CA, November 8, 2023) When Brody Roa arrives at Perris Auto Speedway with his Inland Rigging #17R sprint car this Saturday night, it will be the third time he has been there as a USAC champion. However, it will be the first time he gets to Southern California’s premiere racetrack as the USAC/CRA champ. The Garden Grove, California racer sewed up the title in last week’s Western World Championship at the Cocopah Speedway.

Roa has had a dominating season in the West Coast series. He won the first two races at Cocopah in January and has led the championship point standings the entire season. Along the way, he won eight of the first 16 series races. The USAC/CRA season culminates at Perris on Saturday. It will be the 17th race on the 2023 schedule and Roa is seeking another victory to send his batting average above .500 in the series.

“We ran good all year long,” the 2024 USAC/CRA Series champion said. “In all honesty, I felt at the last few races we were not on the same level. Especially at Cocopah. We kind of did what we needed to do to keep the championship from coming down to Perris. We did not want to get to the last race worrying about points and worrying about what we had to do.”

“We are going to try to end the year the way we started it. We are going to show up like we did all year, with the best car we can, prep it as best we can, and make the best decisions we can. Now that we have the war won, we want to end up on top at the last race.”

Things had been going smoothly all season for Roa in the USAC/CRA Series. In addition to his eight wins (he scored a ninth win at an open comp race at Imperial Valley three weeks ago), he had three second-place finishes and a fifth in the first 14 races of the year. He only placed out of the top five twice. One of those was a sixth at Mohave Valley four weeks ago. The only USAC/CRA race he did not finish on the lead lap this year came at the Salute to Indy at Perris in May when he got clobbered by a lapped car late in the race while he leading.

Things looked good for Roa heading into the two nights of action last week at Cocopah. After all, he posted a pair of wins there to kick off the year in January. However, things just did not go as well as planned. The weekend started good when he recorded the third fastest qualifying time and then placed third in his heat on Friday. It was going well in the main before disaster struck when his right rear tire went down eight laps from the finish.

“We were up to fifth and I was still driving extremely conservative,” the wily veteran said. “I was ticked off when I popped that tire. I knew from the drop of the green that I had to save that thing (right rear tire) to the end. I got to fifth, and it popped with eight to go. I was a little upset. I was wondering how the other drivers are saving tires. I am driving it in as straight as possible with no wheel spin and just trying to get around the track.”

“The tire actually delaminated. It actually started shaking eight or 10 laps before it blew. I just thought it was the rubber chattering the tire like it does. But when we got back into the pits and looked at it, there were three blocks on the inside and three blocks on the outside. The center was just torn off. That was a bummer because we were having kind of a decent run on a not-so-great track.”

Twenty-four hours later the team was hoping for better results but it was just one of those weekends.

“Second night was a little challenging,” Roa lamented. “We pulled a really late pill and did not qualify that good. I guess I was a little too aggressive with the line I was trying to qualify on. That kind of set us back and we started really deep. I picked off six cars right off the bat and got to 12th but by the time I got there, I could not even see the next car.”

“It was pretty treacherous on the top where I was running. I think about half the cars were on the top and half were on the bottom. I like running on the top rather than putting around on the bottom. With the big curb and as close to the wall as it was, I probably babied it around the cushion more than I should have.”

Roa’s first two USAC sprint car championships came in 2016 and 2019. In 2016 he won the USAC West Coast Sprint Car title. Three years later in 2019, he earned the crown in the now-defunct USAC Southwest Series. This year’s CRA title exceeds both of those in his eyes.

“I think obviously at the top,” Roa confirmed when asked if this year was the biggest of the three championships. “We have tried for this one for a long time and it is cool to finely get it done. I do not think it has set in yet. It is definitely cool and exciting to get it after trying for so long.”

Roa was to be joined at Cocopah by his teammate and car owner Tommy Dunkel who was going to wheel his #17A sprint car in the ASCS 360 portion of the show. However, an axle problem on his trailer forced Dunkel to abort his trip to the Southwestern Arizona track. This Saturday, Dunkel will be racing with Roa in the USAC/CRA show at Perris. It will be his first time racing a powerful 410 sprint car.

“I am stoked for Tommy to make his 410 debut,” Roa affirmed. “He gave us so much to get this championship this year. I am glad we could get it done a race early so we can get him in the second car on Saturday. It is super cool for him to give a 410 a shot. I think he is in for quite a surprise. They are totally different animals. He will be good and hopefully have a good time doing it.”

After Saturday’s race, the Inland Rigging drivers will be off before participating in the 82nd Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving weekend.

All active military members with proper ID will get into Saturday night’s race at Perris for just $5.00. In addition, they will receive one free pass for an accompanying guest.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris. The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 6th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 1st A Main

November 3 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

November 4 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Prelim. Night 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

September 16 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 8th A Main

October 7 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

October 14 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp DNS

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Justyn Cox secures initial SCCT championship and locks up 4th in final NARC standings

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA…Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing put a bow on the season this past Saturday in Stockton, which ultimately saw the 29-year-old bring home his first career Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship.

The title fight didn’t come without drama however, as a steering box issue late in the feature made it an ultra-close battle right down to the end.

At the conclusion of the night however, Cox ended up claiming the SCCT title by four slim points over Kaleb Montgomery.

“Winning the SCCT title has always been a goal since the inception,” Cox stated. “I’ve been the point leader before in recent years but never sealed the deal. I knew this would be one of my best shots to do it this year and I’m glad we were able to capitalize on it.”

Cox was running a smooth race around the 10th position when a broken steering box resulted in him pulling to a stop off turn two. He was unable to restart and credited with a 15th place finish, which was just good enough to pick up the Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship.

“We were on cruise control there in the main, as I knew if we finished in the top-10 it was a lock,” Cox commented. “When we broke, I really thought we lost the whole deal. That sure made it interesting at the end, but luckily, we had enough points to get it done.”

Cox becomes the fourth different driver to claim a title with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards since it began in 2017, joining Kyle Hirst, Ryan Robinson and Andy Forsberg.

The 40th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson also showcased championship night for the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday.

The Clarksburg driver qualified sixth overall, before running second in his heat race aboard the benefitRFP/ Lippert Construction/ Mozingo Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve No. 42x.

Cox started from eighth in the NARC finale and brought home a sixth-place finish after 30-laps of racing on a lightning quick surface. When all the points were tabulated, he found himself fourth in the final championship rundown.

“On the NARC side we were very consistent and made some good strides,” he elaborated. “I’m proud of the P4 effort in the points and we were not far of from third either. The 410 is something I’m working hard on to be better, and I think I’m getting a lot more comfortable with it.”

This now concludes the season for Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing, which was highlighted by several strong runs, including the big $18,300 victory at the Dennis Roth Classic, along with a pair of point race triumphs at Placerville Speedway in August.

“All around I’m very thankful for Josh, Roger and Lori. They provided me a chance to live a dream, which is racing for a top team and getting the opportunity to compete a lot. We accomplished a couple of goals we had set, and I can’t wait to build on it and achieve more in the future.”

Cox continued looking back on the successful season for Bates-Hamilton Racing. “Our team made it through the year with minimal crashes and DNF’s and we had a healthy amount of front running finishes. That’s nothing to hold our heads down on, especially in California.”

Looking to the future he hopes to accomplish even more in 2024. “I have some goals to better myself for next year and can’t wait to get 2024 rolling. I want to give a big thank you as well to Scotty, Hayden, Drew and Rev Chip for the help on the team, along with Aly for all her help on the socials side. Finally, a big thank you to my wife Kaitlyn for toughing out a full season while pregnant and letting me go have some fun.”

BHR co-owner Joshua Bates also spoke about the season.

“I’m really proud of this team and what we were able to accomplish this season.” He continued, “We planned a very aggressive schedule, running both NARC and SCCT. We finished up with a SCCT championship and 4th with NARC and some big wins along the way. None of that would’ve been possible without the hard work and dedication of our team members- Hayden, Scotty, Drew, Matty and Aly. Everyone stepped up this season and it made my job a lot easier. Roger and I are really excited about what the future holds for this team.”

Fellow BHR co-owner Roger Hamilton gave his thoughts on the campaign as well.

“I couldn’t have said it any better than Justyn and Josh,” he commented. “We were one of only two teams to tackle the entire NARC and SCCT schedules in 2023. We asked a lot from Justyn this year, especially compared to what his schedule had been the past few seasons. He certainly delivered for the team and all our great partners. I would like to thank Dan Ewart for his unflinching support of our team since 2018. I would also like to thank Bob Nienaber, Dave Lippert and Phil Gianfortone for their support and friendship. We would not be able to compete at this level without them. Last, but certainly not least, a big thank you to my wife Lori for her continued support and all the hard work taking care of our merchandise.”

𝑩𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔-𝑯𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒕𝒐𝒏 𝑹𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 would like to thank BenefitRFP, Lippert Construction, Mozingo Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Racing, Sellers Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Rod Tiner Racing, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, Vanlare Steering Repair, Arbo-Tec, Performance Powder Coating, Warehouse Paint, Justice Brothers, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets and Bullet Impressions for their support this season.

𝐁𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬-𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 Stockton Dirt Track Quick Recap-

Saturday November 4th:
NARC- Qualified (6th), Heat Race (2nd), A-main (6th)
SCCT- Qualified (3rd), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (15th)

𝐔𝐩𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬-

The 2023 season is now complete for Bates-Hamilton Racing

𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁: B Scadden Design

Long-time partner B Scadden Design was back for a sixth season with BHR.

“Brad and I have been friends since the mid 80’s when we worked on Howard Kaeding’s car at the Fairgrounds in San Jose. He has been doing our designs, graphics, helmets, fire suits and basically anything we’ve needed since 2018. Our race cars look great because of him and the attention to detail that he provides our team.”

If you are in the market for design and graphics work, be sure and contact Brad Scadden at brad@bscaddendesign.com

𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭-

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Follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bhr42x

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JASON DIETSCH TRAILER SALES RENEWS RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE SPONSORSHIP

NW Ohio’s Largest Trailer Dealer Enters 7th Season as Title Sponsor

FORT WAYNE, IN (November 9, 2023) – Continuing a partnership that began in 2017, Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales is returning to the December 29 and 30 Rumble in Fort Wayne indoor racing event as the title sponsor.

“The racing family is an important ingredient to our success,” commented Jason Dietsch owner of Northwest Ohio’s largest open and enclosed dealership. “Being a former competitor at the Rumble and an avid racer myself, it is a natural fit”

Dietsch continued, “the racing at the Rumble is top notch, with a great reputation, and we are proud to have our name associated with it. Every race team needs a trailer to get to and from the Rumble and throughout their racing season. Regardless of their budget or needs, we can help them out through our inventory of over 350 new and used units.”

This year’s 25th silver anniversary edition of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will again feature a busy two-day schedule of racing activity on the purpose-built concrete oval inside of the massive Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center.

A unique combination of blending together National, Kenyon and Focus Midgets will headline the agenda. Completing the roster will be winged and non-winged 600cc Midgets along with multiple classes of Go Karts and Quarter Midgets.

An optional practice session on Thursday evening (December 28) will be followed by complete racing programs on Friday and Saturday (December 29/30).

 

Chase Randall set to rejoin TKS Motorsports in 2024; Aggressive schedule in the works
Nov 9, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (November 9, 2023) – Troy and Tammy Renfro of TKS Motorsports are pleased to announce that Waco, Texas, native Chase Randall will make his return in 2024, set to pilot the all-too-familiar Albaugh – Your Alternative/Iowa Barnstormers No. 2KS in a full-on Midwest assault.

Taking on a more aggressive approach during the new year, TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will not only make their weekly presence known at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, but the team plans to hit the road as often as their schedule allows, visiting nearby facilities as well as challenging the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and High Limit Sprint Car Series on a semi-regular basis.

Of course, all eyes are on a Knoxville Raceway track championship, which would be a first for TKS Motorsports since accomplishing the feat with Austin McCarl in 2018.

“We’re privileged and excited to have a young talent like Chase [Randall] continue his career at TKS Motorsports,” Troy Renfro explained. “He brought a lot to the table this past season and we were thrilled with his dedication and his abilities behind the wheel. I’m confident great things are ahead for this team. We have a lot of work to do this off-season but we’ll be ready to go.”

Randall, the reigning Knoxville Raceway 360 Sprint Car champion, joined the Mitchellville, Iowa-based open wheel program near the midpoint of the 2023 season, driving on to highlight the year with a Knoxville Nationals A-Main start, earning his way into the big dance with a runner-up score during preliminary feature competition. Known to most as the “Quickest Chicken,” Randall finished 13th in the Knoxville Nationals finale; he started 14th.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to rejoin the Renfro Family at TKS Motorsports, as well as represent Albaugh – Your Alternative and Iowa Barnstormers,” Randall added. “They own and operate a top-notch operation and I’m confident big things are ahead for this team. I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m ready for the new year.”

The 2024 Knoxville Raceway season is set to activate on Saturday, April 20.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh – Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Custom Plumbing Inc, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

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SETH AND JEFF DYER WILL BOTH BE IN ACTION AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

(Yucca Valley, CA, November 7, 2023) Two weeks after Cinderella’s carriage turned into a pumpkin for Dyer Motorsports at the Ventura Raceway, team drivers Jeff and Seth Dyer will both be in action when Perris Auto Speedway closes its 27th season of racing this Saturday night, November 11th. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and racing will begin at 7:00.

The team will be taking both of its lightning sprint cars to Saturday’s race along with its #39 full-size sprint car. Each of the team drivers will be competing in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car portion of the program. Twenty-four hours before Saturday’s race, Jeff, a California Highway Patrol Officer, will be testing the #39 410 sprint car at The PAS. It will be his first time back in the substantially heavier racing machine since July 15th. He has been out of the car due to suffering a torn Achilles tendon in August. If the test goes well, he will race the car in the USAC/CRA portion of the program. If there is discomfort, the team will throw restrictors in the engine and Seth will make his second appearance in the PAS Young Gun Series.

Dyer Motorsports started October off with a bang when Jeff destroyed the lightning sprint car competition to win his first race back after surgery at the Mohave Valley Raceway on October 14th. One week later at the Imperial Valley Raceway, Jeff finished third in the SWLS Friday night main event. Twenty-four hours later he finished sixth but for the second time in a week, a DMS car won the main event when Seth drove a perfect race. He led every lap and scored a runaway win for the first victory in his career.

After two successful weeks, things took a turn in the wrong direction at the California Lightning Sprint Car Series race at Ventura on October 28th. The night started off bright enough when Jeff turned in his series-leading fifth fast qualifying time of the season. He backed that up with a third-place finish in his heat. An engine issue forced Seth to miss qualifying. The same concern compelled the team to make the decision to have him start the main event and immediately pull out so he could collect start points and not damage the powerplant. That would almost guarantee him finishing last in the main, right? Wrong! One driver did finish behind him. Unfortunately, that was his dad.

The original start of the main event was called back as one of the front-row starters took off too early. Before the restart, Jeff coasted to a stop on the front straightaway. His front sprocket had come off and he was done for the night. Moments later after the race restarted, Seth did as planned, and coasted into the pits as the next car out.

There is a lot at stake in Saturday’s race as Jeff comes into the night with a 49-point lead in the SWLS championship standings. Seth is two spots back in third. In their other 2023 appearance with the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints at The PAS this year on May 27th, Jeff won the main event and Seth ended up third.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, all active military members who show a valid ID at the ticket window on Saturday will get a ticket for $5.00 and a pass for one accompanying guest at the time of purchase.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris. The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

After Saturday’s race at Perris, the Dyers will get right back in action when the SWLS and CLS clash in a co-sanctioned race at the Bakersfield Speedway next Tuesday night.

Are you looking into getting into lightning sprint car racing? If you answered yes, contact Jeff Dyer. He has two top-of-the-line lightning cars for sale. He can be contacted using the phone number or email address at the top of this release.

As pictured, the Dyer Motorsports team shirts are now available. You can pick one up in the pits after the races or you can order via email at mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandparents, Glenn, and Beverly Sels, throughout the 2023 season.

Jeff would like to thank the following for making the 2023 racing campaign possible in the #4 and 4Jr Lightning Sprint Cars. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports.

For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, Fonseca Racing, and Specialty Fasteners helped put him on the track.

If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2023, call (760) 550-7237 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff Dyer 2023 Results

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

3-11-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 17th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Open Comp. Sprints 15th A Main

4-8-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

5-5-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

5-13-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

5-20-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main
5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway CLS/BCRA Civil War 1st A Main

6-10-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 12th A Main

6-17-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 10th A Main

7-8-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

8-5-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway CLS vs SWLS Best of the West 1st A Main

10-20-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

10-21-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

10-28-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprint Cars 11th A Main

Seth Dyer 2023 Lightning Sprint Results

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 12th A Main

3-11-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

4-8-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints DNS

5-13-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

5-20-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 11TH A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

6-10-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 6th A Main

6-17-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

7-8-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

8-5-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-30-23 Merced Speedway California Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

10-20-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 9th A Main

10-21-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

10-28-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprint Cars 10th A Main

AJ Bender 2023

9-30-23 Merced Speedway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

 

 

BR Motorsports Revs Up for Open Wheel Showdown as the Official Parts Supplier

Visalia, CA – BR Motorsports, a leading name in racing parts supply, is thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming Open Wheel Showdown. As the event's official parts supplier, BR Motorsports is gearing up to provide unparalleled support and service to race teams and enthusiasts.

The Open Wheel Showdown, known for its display of high-speed competition, is just a few weeks away. BR Motorsports is already in top gear, preparing to showcase their extensive inventory of performance parts, designed to give racers the winning edge.

Understanding the critical needs of racing teams for quick and reliable parts delivery, BR Motorsports offers an exclusive service for the event attendees. Customers can have their pre-ordered parts delivered directly to the track on race day, ensuring that their vehicles are in peak condition to face the competition.

"We are excited to be a part of such a prestigious event," said Blake Robertson, owner of BR Motorsports. "Our commitment is to provide high-quality parts and services to the racing community, ensuring they have everything they need for a successful race day."

Teams and individual racers are advised to place their orders with BR Motorsports. To ensure your components are ready and waiting for you at the track, please call us to arrange trackside delivery in advance of race week.

Don't miss out on your chance to be fully equipped at the Open Wheel Showdown. For more information or to place an order, please contact BR Motorsports at 1-800-328-3333.

About BR Motorsports

BR Motorsports, a family-owned and operated company, is the premiere source for racing parts and accessories for Sprint and Midget Car racing. With a passion for motorsports and a commitment to excellence, BR Motorsports has been serving the racing community with top-notch products and services for over 30 years. Whether it's on the track or in the shop, BR Motorsports is dedicated to the performance and success of its customers.

 

 

FAST On Dirt Announces 2024 Standard Purse Increase
After five seasons under the promotion of Aaron Fry, the Ti22 Performance Inc. FAST On Dirt tour will see a significant increase in its standard event payouts. The overall A-Main payout will be increased nearly 33% with $2,800 in additional prize money pushed into the top 5 spots. Every position will see an increase in pay, including some added money for non-transfer cars from the B-Main events. Here's the new minimum standard FAST purse: 4000, 2000, 1500, 1200, 1000, 800, 700, 600, 550, 500, 480, 460, 440, 420, 410, 400, 400, 400, 400, 400. Full-time teams will be guaranteed $500 to start at each show. With the help of marketing partners, the tradition of heat race and bonus cash awards will continue. Obviously many events will carry increased purses which will be announced with the full schedule release.
For the first time ever, FAST will sanction Ohio Sprint SpeedWeek in 2024. The High Limit Sprint Car Series reached out to FAST, knowing the role the tour plays in the region and has entrusted us with this classic week. The purses and schedule will be released by PRI in December. Plans are to keep the same dates, June 8-15. Speedweek will pay a higher purse than the standard FAST events and WILL have its own point fund. Every track who had a show in 2023 will have the same opportunity in 2024. At least 3 tracks from the past have already reached out to inquire on returning to the slate to fill any open dates. We wish to extend a big thank-you to High Limits for their faith and trust in us and to the tracks, teams, and fans who continue to support us!

 

Dominic Scelzi Records Top Five at Tribute to Gary Patterson Event

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi wrapped up the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series season with a top-five run last Saturday during the 40 th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson.

The performance at the Stockton Dirt Track secured a third-place finish in the championship standings, giving Scelzi a podium in the final standings for the fourth time in the last five years.

"It's a good season whenever you can be in contention for a championship," he said. "While we didn't win our third straight championship, we were in the top three all season. It was frustrating in the sense we were better than third and for whatever reason whenever we had something go wrong it only happened at NARC events. From running out of fuel, being taken out by lappers, you name it and we had it happen. You can't be a champion with five DNFs. I was thrilled with the speed and maneuverability with our car all season, but sometimes you have those years when things don't go your way."

Scelzi kicked off the event last Saturday by qualifying fourth quickest. He then placed second in a heat race to narrowly miss making the dash, starting Scelzi seventh in the feature.

"We were really good, but when you have a one-lane track it's impossible to compete," he said. "In the heat race it had grease on the bottom for five feet, grip for five feet and then grease above that. It gave an advantage to the cars on the outside. We spun the tires on the start and ran second. In the main event it was rough. We rode around and got what we could whenever someone in front of us would hit a hole or get tight."

Scelzi gained a trio of positions, which was tied for the third most.

Next up is a trip to Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz., this Friday and Saturday for an ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader.

"We ran there earlier in the year and both races got cut short," he said. "We went fourth to second and were right there for the win during the opener. The next night we started 10 th and we ran up to second. We really enjoyed the track. It was an awesome surface. Both nights raced really, really good so we're looking forward to returning this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 4 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

53 races, 12 wins, 36 top fives, 42 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz., with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Huset's Speedway Adds $100,000-to-Win Huset's High Bank Hustle to $250,000-to-Win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals; Track Hosts Six World of Outlaws Races in 2024

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Nov. 8, 2023) - A pair of six-figure World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events will highlight the four-day BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals, which runs June 19-22, 2024.

In addition, the Outlaws will return to Huset's Speedway Labor Day Weekend for a new two-day Huset's Shootout with the finale paying $40,000 to win, marking six races for the World of Outlaws this year at the high-banked dirt oval.

The marquee event in June kicks off with the inaugural two-day, $100,000-to-win Huset's High Bank Hustle (June 19-20). That's followed by the even bigger two-day $250,000-to-win, $5,000-to-start BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals (June 21-22), which equals the largest payout in World of Outlaws history - established last season with this event. Each of the opening night races (June 19 and June 21) will pay $20,000 to the winner.

A complete format for each event during the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals week will be released closer to the crown jewel event.

Four-day ticket packages are currently on sale at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

The new two-day Huset's Shootout on Labor Day Weekend will run Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, with the winner of the event finale receiving $40,000.

The event is part of a tripleheader with action beginning on Friday, Aug. 30, when the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars kicks off the weekend with the Bull Haulers Brawl Season Championship presented by Folkens Bros. Trucking.

Three-day ticket packages and camping for the Huset's Shootout go on sale Thursday, Nov. 9, at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

X: http://www.twitter.com/HusetsSpeedway

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

 

 

EXTRA SPRINT CARS STARS SHOWING UP FOR PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 SEASON FINALE

(Perris, CA, November 6, 2023) When Heimark Distributors Anheuser Busch presents the final Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race of 2023 at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, November 11th, attending fans will see the appearances of three newly crowned champions. In addition to the 410 sprint car stars, the PAS Senior Sprints, Young Gun Sprints, and the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars will also be in action. It will be the final chance for fans to see racing at the famous Riverside County clay oval until February 2024. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and racing will begin at 7:00.

Heading the list of drivers is PAS regular Brody Roa. The Garden Grove, California racer sewed up his first USAC/CRA championship last weekend at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. He will be joined by Ion, California’s Justin Grant who recently put the finishing touches on his second straight USAC National Sprint Car Series title. Grant will be driving the same Matt Mitchell #37 that he wheeled to victory on his only PAS appearance of the year on March 18th. Joining those two champions will be the winningest 410 traditional sprint car driver in the nation this season, Ricky Lewis of Camarillo, California. Lewis has 17 main event wins thus far in 2023. In addition, he was also crowned champion in the Midwest’s BOSS Sprint Car Series. Pleasant Hill, Ohio’s Matt Westfall, who won the USAC National Series race at Texarkana 64 Speedway in Arkansas and who finished 12th in national points, will be making a rare PAS appearance on Saturday.

Saturday’s season finale will be the sixth race of the season for USAC/CRA on its home track in 2023. Yucaipa’s Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm has two wins at Perris this season. He is the only USAC/CRA driver with more than one victory on the Riverside County clay oval this year. Roa, Grant, and Mitchell each have one triumph.

One title that has not been decided yet is The PAS Young Gun Series champion. Technically, the top five in the standings have a mathematical chance of winning the title. Realistically, when the new champion is crowned after Saturday’s main event, the victor should come from a trio of teens who populate the top three spots. Simi Valley high schooler Blake Hendricks comes in with a 13-point lead over second-place 15-year-old Cash Culp of Apple Valley. Elexa Herrera, a 2023 high school graduate who resides in New Cuyama, is 16 points out of the top spot. Defending series champion Stevie Rogers of Apple Valley and Brandon Nelson of Arroyo Grande round out the top five.

Santa Fe Springs driver Ed Schwarz already has his first-ever PAS Senior Sprint Car Series title wrapped up. He has a 90-point lead over 2021 champion Dale Gamer of Anaheim entering Saturday’s event.

The POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars will be making their third appearance of 2023 at The PAS. Lakeside’s Brent Sexton and California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Dyer of Yucca Valley have won the first two races. Dyer, who also plans on racing his #39 410 sprint car with USAC/CRA on Saturday, has a 49-point lead over defending SWLS champion Sexton. Dyer’s 16-year-old son, Seth, is third.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, all active military members who show a valid ID at the ticket window on Saturday will get a ticket for $5.00 and a pass for one accompanying guest at the time of purchase.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s season finale are $30.00. For seniors 65 and over it is $25.00. Kids 6-12 get in for $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday, this event will not sell out.

For those who wish, advance tickets will be available until 7:00 p.m. Saturday at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), 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 online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

USAC/CRA races from Perris Auto Speedway are not streamed online.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Bud’s Tire, Tire Choice Auto Service, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint. ]

For information on 2024 billboard advertising at The PAS, please call 951-940-0134 and ask for Charlie Watson.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Brody Roa, Garden Grove, CA … 1093

2. Tommy Malcolm, Yucaipa, CA … 1293

3. Austin Williams, Corona, CA … 944

4. Cody Williams, Norco, CA … 857

5. AJ Bender, San Diego, CA … 854

PAS Young Gun Sprint Car Point Standings

1. Blake Hendricks, Simi Valley, CA … 346

2. Cash Culp, Apple Valley, CA … 333

3. Elexa Herrera, New Cuyama, CA … 330

4. Stevie Rogers, Apple Valley, CA … 315

5. Brandon Nelson, Arroyo Grande, CA … 311

PAS Senior Sprint Car Points

1. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, CA … 247

2. Dale Gamer, Anaheim, CA … 157

3. Bob Suchy, Tustin, CA … 111

4. Chris Wakim, Simi Valley, CA … 63

5. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, CA … 62

POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

1. Jeff Dyers, Yucca Valley, CA … 1521

2. Brent Sexton, Lakeside, CA … 1472

3. Seth Dyer, Yucca Valley, CA … 1382

4. Cody Griggs, Lakeside, CA … 1227

5. Pat Kelley, Chino, CA … 1095

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 SCHEDULE

November 11th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (30 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

Amantea Highlights Stout Season With USAC East Coast Win and Numerous Strong Runs With USAC National Sprint Cars

Inside Line Promotions - Mt. POCONO, Pa. (Nov. 7, 2023) - Joey Amantea took another major step forward in his development as a race car driver in 2023.

Amantea captured a Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars feature triumph for the second straight season and he posted a third-place finish in the championship standings despite missing multiple races.

"Getting back to Victory Lane with USAC East Coast at a track we've always had success at was pretty cool," he said. "I think we podiumed more than any other year. It was a really good year."

Amantea made waves on a national scale as well while running with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars. He charged from 18 th to seventh to highlight a successful Indiana Sprint Week. He garnered a 19th-place finish in the event standings and ranked third in passing points out of the nearly 100 competitors who tackled Indiana Sprint Week.

Additionally, Amantea made the main event during the famed Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts Sprint Car Smackdown XII in the fall.

"We had a lot of speed during Indiana Sprint Week," he said. "The biggest one of the year was making the Smackdown feature. In our first attempt, we won a heat race, had speed the whole time and made the show. That was huge.

"At the end of the day there's not much I could complain about. Would I like a couple more wins? Yes. But we still won, made several USAC National shows and were competitive. What more could I ask for in really my third full year in a sprint car and my first year of showing consistent speed and traveling?

"I felt like I grew as a driver mainly in being able to control the car a lot better than I used to. I have a better feeling of the car's limits and how far I can push it. That has helped me to success both with the local stuff and the national stuff. Really racing with the USAC National guys showed me how far I can push as a driver."

Amantea noted that he hopes to make another leap next year following the successful campaign in 2023.

"In 2024 we'll be swinging out of the gate with a competitive car and team that can contend," he said. "We plan on starting the season down in Florida again and then hopefully doing more USAC National races. We want to support the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars when we can and fill in with 410 winged races."

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 1 win, 13 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com .

"JPA Masonry drives our race team," Amantea said. "Without their support I wouldn't be able to race. I'm very appreciative of all they do for me."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE CELEBRATES SILVER ANNIVERSARY

December 29 and 30 Events Marks 25 Years of Racing Inside Expo Center

FORT WAYNE, IN (November 7, 2023) – Indoor racing’s return to Fort Wayne, IN over the weekend of December 29 and 30 marks the 25th anniversary of racing on the purpose-built concrete oval inside of the massive Expo Center at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Headlining the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales weekend will again be the midget division.

Over the course of 24 years, 46 different drivers have tamed the field, with Tony Stewart’s 12 victories clearly the head of the class. His closest rivals are Russ Gamester and Billy Wease, each with 5 triumphs to their credit.

Tony Elliott captured the initial Rumble in Fort Wayne midget win inside the Expo Center in 1998, while Nick Hamilton is the most recent driver to crack victory lane.

While this season’s foray will mark 25 years of the present configuration, the building has actually hosted indoor racing for 61 years. Indoor racing began fulfilling the winter void of outdoor racing in 1953 inside the hockey arena of the Memorial Coliseum and continued through 1989. Tom Bigelow etched his name into the history books as the Coliseum’s final feature winner.

Following construction of the annexed Expo Center, indoor racing returned to Fort Wayne in 1998.

Midgets have long been the focus of the Fort Wayne indoor racing scene, but with the move to the Expo Center came the advent of additional divisions of racing to fill a full weekend of action. This year’s line-up will include winged and non-winged 600cc midgets, along with multiple classes of quarter midgets and go-karts.

 

 

Timms Set To Kick Off USAC National Midget West Coast Swing As He Continues CA Stay

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to race in CA until the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series kicks their west coast swing off, Ryan Timms battled with the NARC/KWS Series on Saturday night in Stockton, CA as the series hosted their final event of the 2023 season.

“Stockton was tricky this go round,” Ryan Timms said. “It was super heavy and rough, and we just missed it on our car, and it was tough to drive. With the way the night went around us, I got to the point where I just called it an early night.”

Making his debut at ‘The Stockton Dirt Track’ just one year ago, Timms was back on Saturday night for his second crack at the 3/8 mile facility located on the San Juaquin County Fairgrounds.

With 18 cars checked in for the final event of the season for the series, Timms timed the CITGO/Hampel Oil/Mystic Lubricants backed No. 5T in 13th fastest in qualifying tie trials, before finishing fifth in his heat race.

Lining up 14th on the grid for the 30-lap feature event, a pre-race track grooming session created a surface that was extremely narrow and made passing a bit tougher than it had been earlier in the night.

Dealing with some rough patches as well, Timms fought a very tight race car as he patiently waited his way through some early stoppages in the feature event.

Hoping he could get going forward once the race got into a green-flag run, Timms was mired back in 14th and opted to call it a night with less than 10-to-go in the feature event.

“It was a rough night for some of the guys racing around us, so it got to the point where I wasn’t going to make a late race charge, and lived to race another day,” Tims added.

Now, Timms turns his attention back to USAC National Midget action, as the series makes it’s annual final push in the golden state.

Next Tuesday night, the series will be in action in Bakersfield, CA before heading to Merced, CA, Placerville, CA and the season finale event in Ventura, CA.

The event in Bakersfield, CA will be Timms’ second appearance at the track, and his first with KKM as last year’s event was cancelled.

Having a rough go at Placerville Speedway during the 2022 Hangtown 100, the mile bullring was good to the youngster back in 2021 as he picked up the opening night win, and will look for more success during this year’s event.

Merced Speedway in Merced, CA is another bullring that Timms is eager to back to this year after a pair of 13th place finishes last season, and though he had success in a non-wing sprint car at Ventura Raceway last season, Timms looks to better last seasons’ 14th place effort in Midget action during the upcoming Turkey Night Grand Prix.

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-104, Wins-10, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-45

ON TAP: Timms reunites with his Keith Kunz Motorsports team on November 14th in Bakersfield, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

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Kody Hartlaub’s Successful 2023 Could Be a Turning Point in Young Career

East Berlin, PA – November 7, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kody Hartlaub has been racing in Central PA for over 15 years but the path to where he is today has been anything but a steady climb. The graph of his progression probably looks a lot like a jagged mountain range over those years.

He had a lot of success in his early years in go-karts but then was in and out of the sport for a few years. He dabbled in 600 micro sprint racing, then 358 sprint cars. In 2018 he logged nearly a full season in the 358’s, but then sat out the 2019 season and raced a sparse 2020 schedule.

Finally, in 2021, everything fell into place for the Littlestown, PA native to run a full season. That season, Hartlaub captured his first 358 sprint car win at Lincoln Speedway. Over the course of the 2022 and 2023 seasons, Hartlaub has continued to improve. He got back to victory lane this season and he also launched his own 410 sprint car team.

The mountain range with it’s valleys of the past is now starting to look more like a steady climb.

Let’s take a closer look at the path Hartlaub has been on and where it might lead for the driver of the J Fuels, Brewer Home Improvements, Moose Blocks, Smith Titanium, SRR Engines, Siegel Racing, T&N Solutions, Inch & Co. Real Estate, Bigham Appraisals, Pretzel Boy, HAAS Shocks, Chop Designs, Herr Electric, Hartlaub’s Furniture, Kody Hartlaub Racing No.95. REMARKABLE 358 PERFORMANCE

Hartlaub finished in the top ten in 87% of his 358 sprint car starts in 2023. Fifteen of those twenty top-ten finishes were top-five finishes. Three of those were wins.

Let that sink in. Those stats were amassed despite handicapping systems, track conditions, and all the random on-track and mechanical issues that are part of the sport.

Those kinds of stats don’t happen by accident or luck. They are a result of preparation, a commitment to continuous improvement of the smallest details, and the dedicated support of a group of people working together.

Hartlaub spoke a couple of seasons ago about working to build depth in his program, from equipment to knowledge. The goal then was to just make sure his team could attend every race and compete, not needing to be sidelined due to a lack of resources. The mindset was the only way to get better was to race, so all efforts were aimed at making sure he could make every possible lap.

Fast forward to 2023 and the results show Hartlaub has accomplished his initial goals. There were incidents and challenges during the season but as a result of their established depth and experience, the team was able to qualify for and finish every race. That’s the first step in winning races and championships.

“This is exactly what I set out to build. A 358 sprint car team that could compete for wins every time out. I extremely pleased with how our team was able to work together to accomplish that in just a few years.“, Hartlaub said.

“Honestly, the year was nearly perfect but I feel I fell short at Williams Grove. I really wanted my first win there and I wanted the championship, but I’m not complaining. I’m just my own worst critic. I push myself pretty hard to be good at every aspect of this sport.“

“This is the year I needed in 358’s to prove to myself and my team that we are ready to go 410 racing. Hopefully, I earned a little respect from others in the pit area before we make the move up. It meant a lot to me when someone who has been in the sport a long time said to me late this season that nobody can doubt me when I transition. That said, I know it won’t be easy and I don’t expect to have success right away at that level.“

358 SPRINT STATS: 23 races, 3 wins, 15 top 5’s, 20 top 10’s, 21 top 15’s

PRODUCTIVE 410 SEAT TIME

With the support of partner Brewers Home Improvements, Hartlaub purchased a new Eagle chassis last winter. He also picked up a used 410 engine from Danny Dietrich. His 2023 goal was simply to get some seat time and begin the learning process to eventually make the move to full-time 410 sprint car racing someday.

Hartlaub’s strategy for his limited 410 starts in 2023 was simply to make laps and learn, even voluntarily running at the back of the field if necessary to accomplish it.

That’s exactly how the first couple outings in June played out but Hartlaub realized he was more comfortable in the car than he anticipated. He started to compete and mix it up a little bit in July and logged a 14th-place finish at Williams Grove Speedway.

In his last two 410 races of the season in August, Hartlaub showed he was clearly accomplishing his goals for the season, and more. He registered a runner-up finish at Lincoln Speedway and a 6th place at BAPS Motor Speedway.

“I’m glad we did what we did this year. I definitely learned a lot. We had some good runs and I feel like I was able to really make progress behind the wheel because we had a decent car. Had the car been total junk, it would have been difficult for me to get good experience. That’s a credit to my team and the people who support us.“, Hartlaub commented.

“Our 410 car was completely different than our 358 car, so that’s a big confidence boost to me and my team, knowing we didn’t just find something that worked on one car and stayed with it. We figured out a completely different car and ran pretty well.“

410 SPRINT STATS: 6 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 4 top 15’s

OUTLAW OPPORTUNITY

As the National Open approached at Williams Grove Speedway in late September, Hartlaub’s phone rang with an unexpected opportunity. Bill Rose, a full-time member of the World of Outlaws series, was looking for someone to fill the seat of his No.6 while he healed from a late-summer accident.

Hartlaub accepted and the pair competed in the National Open. Rose then extended the offer for the East Berlin, PA driver to wheel the car at the Port Royal Speedway Outlaw events as well.

“The opportunity to drive Bill’s (Rose) No.6 car was completely unexpected. It was a great opportunity and I’m extremely grateful for it.“, Hartlaub commented. “I built friendships and connections, and raced against the best of the best with the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove and Port Royal.“

“Our results weren’t great but I gained a ton of experience. I had never turned laps at Port Royal but we weren’t terrible there. I struggled a little in time trials but raced pretty well and passed cars. I had never run on the fence at a place like that where you carry wing speed all the way around. It’s a different feel to have that all the way around a half-mile and learn to trust that kind of grip in the corners. You can run the bottom just as hard at the top there. Understanding how to use that is key and I learned a lot in just a couple nights.“

Rose, based in Indiana, called Hartlaub because he received a suggestion from a friend in the sport that he give him a chance to fill the seat when he headed east for the final Pennsylvania swing of the season. He trusted the tip and did just that.

“Kody is one of the best kids I have ever worked with.”, Rose said with no hesitation and a level of excitement in his voice. “He’s a really good guy. He’s polite, wants to learn, and is extremely appreciative of the opportunity.“

He wasn’t just complimentary of Hartlaub’s personality.

“That kid is going to be good. He is going to be around for a while.”, Rose added. “I told him he wasn’t in our best car. We were trying to finish the year and save our new stuff for 2024. We didn’t have much time together but he progressed quickly during those few nights. We didn’t time well but Kody raced really well, especially on the final night at both tracks after we had some time to adjust things. I wished we could have had our best stuff for him. He would have been even better.“

“We worked really well with Kody’s entire team. He has good guys. They are all fun to be around and they get the job done.“

Rose had some advice for the East Berlin, PA driver.

“I told him not to stay in PA. PA is a good area and yes he needs to race those tracks but I told him to get out and travel when he can. Race other tracks and other competition. That’s really important for the growth of a driver and the entire team.”, Rose shared.

“If I could get the right deal in place, I would put him in the car and hit the road. Right now that’s just not our situation. Maybe someday.“

The bottom line is this. People are noticing Kody Hartlaub’s performance and abilities. Does this mean more opportunities like this? Maybe. Sometimes things in sprint car racing happen fast and sometimes the wheels turn slowly. Either way, Hartlaub is ready to do the work to be prepared, regardless of whether he’s holding the wheel of his own No.95 or the next steering wheel he is offered. MAKING THE MOVE

In 2024, Kody Hartlaub will take his No.95 to the 410 sprint car ranks full-time. This is what the East Berlin, PA driver has been working towards and he feels it is time.

“We won’t be starting over completely but 2024 will be about learning how to build a 410 sprint car program. We know it’s a different animal than the 358 and we know it will take time to reach a consistently competitive level like we did with the 358 program.“, Hartlaub shared.

“I want our 410 team to be a versatile program. I don’t want to just focus on one or two tracks or run for points. My plan is to travel a little within the region and gain experience at a variety of tracks and against a variety of competitors. I think that is the best way to develop as a driver and a team to eventually be competitive anywhere we unload.“

Hartlaub is waiting for 2024 schedules to be released by tracks and series, then the team will sit down and plan what fits their schedules and of course their resources. TRIVIA QUESTION

The answer to last week’s trivia question is Kody Hartlaub scored 11 top-five 358 sprint car finishes in 2022!

We will have new trivia questions for you to learn more about Kody in 2024!

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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KODY HARTLAUB RACING

Follow Kody’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

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Kody Hartlaub on Twitter: Twitter.com/KodyHartlaub Kody Hartlaub powers the Bill Rose Racing No.6 into turn three at Williams Grove Speedway during National Open weekend (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography) Kody Hartlaub and crew in victory lane for the 3rd time in 2023 at Lincoln Speedway (photo credit: Garry Ferguson/WRT Speedwerx)

Broadcast coverage of select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

J Fuels

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

MooseBlocks.com

Smith Titanium

SRR Engines

Siegel Racing

T and N Solutions

Inch & Co. Real Estate

Bigham Appraisal

Pretzel Boy

HAAS Shocks

Chop Designs

Herr Electric

Hartlaub’s Furniture, Inc.

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

 

 

Dover Posts Two Triumphs During Scaled Back Racing Season

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Nov. 7, 2023) - Jack Dover produced a pair of feature victories this year during a different type of racing season.

Dover raced a limited number of times as he took on a new role as the crew chief for up-and-coming sprint car driver Tim Estenson.

"I learned a lot helping Timmy," he said. "If I was to go back to full-time racing I feel I could take 10 or 15 wins and have a great year just from what I've learned. Helping Timmy and doing my deal of racing a limited amount was a great learning year."

Dover managed a little more than two dozen starts this year for four different teams, guiding two to victories to extend his sprint car winning streak to 19 years in a row. His first triumph came on July 30 at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., in the Shawn Loos owned 305ci winged sprint car. Dover also recorded a win in his No. 53 winged sprint car on Sept. 29 at Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb.

"I'm pleased with two wins," he said. "To get a win is hard. Everybody is so equal and the talent is getting better each year. To get multiple wins in a year when I wasn't able to focus solely on driving was a success.

"When I stop to think about it, continuing the winning streak means a lot. It's been every year since I've started racing so it's 23 years now counting the micro sprint seasons."

Dover powered the Tim Estenson Motorsports sprint car to a pair of third-place results and his best outing in the Rick and Chris Bowers No. 81 sprint car was a 19th-place run during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race.

"We had a shot at winning in Timmy's car one night, but I made some driver mistakes in the final laps," he said. "I think a lot of why we did so good in all the cars is I learned a lot of stuff as far as setup and shock stuff. The more I learn I'll keep improving."

Dover earned eight podiums - half coming in his No. 53 sprint car - during the season.

"A lot of the times I ran my car were bigger events," he said. "We ran the High Limit deal at Eagle Raceway and made the show. We ran second in two ASCS National Tour shows. We won at Beatrice. Any time we ran it we competed with the best.

"Lakeside Speedway and Boone County Raceway were two of my better races. We had a shot to win at Lakeside, but I didn't move up the track soon enough. And at Boone County we finished second by eight one thousandths of a second at the end. Both of those were ASCS National races we almost won.

"I want to give my partners a huge shoutout for sticking with me. It was a different season for us, but all of my partners supported me and I'm grateful for them."

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Husker Diesel

Husker Diesel, which is based in Gretna, Neb., offers in-house fabrication and specialty TIG welding, general automotive diagnostics and repair, engine and transmission building, pulling and racing truck builds, custom exhaust, alignments for over-sized and custom off-road trucks, wheel and tire packages, suspension work, custom dyno tuning, performance parts and much more all under one roof. For more information, visit http://www.HuskerDiesel.com .

"Husker Diesel has been with our team for the last couple of years," Dover said. "I've known Jake, who is a head guy there for 10 or 15 years. We've become close friends and I'm grateful for the support of everyone at Husker Diesel."

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Top World of Outlaws World Finals Opener

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2023) - Big Game Motorsports capped the season with a win and three total top 10s during the World of Outlaws World Finals last weekend.

David Gravel guided the team into Victory Lane last Thursday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to kick off the tripleheader that wrapped up the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season.

Gravel was second quickest in his group, won a heat race and placed third in the dash to start the feature on the inside of the second row.

"I felt like we had speed all weekend," he said. "We just battled some things we had to overcome like we have all year. But I'm happy to add another win to the win column.

"I jumped to the outside early in the race. The bottom came in, but it needed some work so I was tentative to go down there. Brad (Sweet) passed me on the bottom. Once the lane was clear I went down there. Once I started hitting it the right way the car really came alive and I was able to pass a lot of guys in a hurry. You're dealing with infield tires and a thin strip of grip so your room for error is small. If you're too far out in the slick you'd not get through the corner. If you're too low you'd have to turn right to dodge the tires. It worked out well for us."

Gravel took the lead just after the midpoint of the race and he led the final dozen laps. The victory was the 12 th this season with the World of Outlaws and 13 th overall.

Friday was another solid night for the team as Gravel set quick time during qualifying. A third-place result in a heat race was followed by a run from ninth to sixth in the A Main.

"We were battling some things with takeoff on the engine," he said. "On the start somebody went below me. I went to go to the top going into turn three and the air swung and hit me and pushed me up the track. I got into the backstretch wall and that gave up second. From there it was hard to pass. It was disappointing how the heat race went.

"Starting ninth in the feature, we knew we weren't out of it too bad. Like the first night, we weren't great the first couple of laps, but through the middle of the race the car came alive. With no cautions, 25 laps goes by really fast. We were right there with fourth and fifth and ended up sixth."

Unfortunately, mechanical woes hammered the team on Saturday while Gravel was running inside a spot that locked him into the dash. A DNF in the heat race relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, which he won to start the main event on the inside of the 11 th row.

"We were going to be in the dash and had something happen in the heat race," he said. "We got some good laps in the (LCS). I felt we had a pretty good game plan going into the feature. Luckily, I was able to start on the outside because somebody had to go to the work area. That was really beneficial. I was able to move up pretty quickly. Once you get about halfway everybody is strung out and know where they need to be, but early on we passed a lot of guys and felt we were moving up."

Gravel rallied in a big way, hustling from 21 st to seventh for his 68 th top 10 of the season. The performance earned the Hard Charger Award for gaining the most positions.

Gravel ended the season ranked second in the World of Outlaws championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: 1 (3).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 6 (9).

Nov. 4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Heat race: DNF (1); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (21).

SEASON STATS -

80 races, 13 wins, 53 top fives, 68 top 10s, 76 top 15s, 76 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Victory Fuel Set To Hydrate Thursday Night At The Chili Bowl Nationals!

Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (November 7, 2023) Changing things up Thursday night at the 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals, Victory Fuel has come on board to sponsor the fourth night of event qualifying.

Known for many years as John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night, being able to take over Thursday bears special meaning for Swindell, and the Christner family.

“Obviously, Chili Bowl is the most meaningful event to me personally. We wanted to make sure we continued honoring what this event means to me as well as the life of Danny Christner," stated Kevin.

"With John selling JCT and the night opening up, we felt this was the perfect partnership for our brand and our best way to highlight the life of Danny, who loved Chili Bowl the way I do.”

Suffering a career-ending accident in 2015, that broke his L-1 and T-7 vertebrae, being bound to a wheelchair changed much of Kevin's thinking on sustaining his health, thus leading Kevin to begin developing Victory Fuel, a flavored electrolyte water that finally burst onto the scene in 2022. Quickly selling out, the product was an instant hit as a caffeine-free, non-carbonated, flavored electrolyte water. Victory Fuel contains no artificial coloring or preservatives and has the added benefits of essential daily vitamins.

Becoming a drink of choice across pits and tracks worldwide, the flavored electrolyte water can be found at countless track concessions stands, as well as a network of ambassador athletes. Victory Fuel, and many brand merchandise/accessories can be purchased directly at https://www.drinkvictory.com.

The 38th annual Chili Bowl Nationals takes place January 8-13, 2024, under the giant roof of the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Okla. Fans unable to attend the Chili Bowl Nationals can watch every lap live at http://www.floracing.com.

Monday and Tuesday reserved seat tickets are on sale now by calling (918) 838-3777, along with a few scattered, single seats for the entire event. Monday and Tuesday tickets are $60 each. Four-day tickets are $245, five-day tickets are $305, and tickets for the full event are $365, plus tax (8.517%) and shipping, which is $8 for orders up to 15 tickets and $10 for 16 ticket orders and up.

Domestic orders not held in Will Call will be sent via USPS Certified Mail. Each order sent will require a signature upon arrival. All international orders will be kept in Will Call. The offices of the Chili Bowl Nationals are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT).

For continued updates on the Chili Bowl Nationals, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Chili Bowl Nationals can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com.

Quick Notes:

What: 38th annual Chili Bowl Nationals
When: January 8-13, 2024
Where: SageNet Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
Address: 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Ticket Information:

Four-Day: $245
Five-Day: $305
Six-Day: $356
Tax Rate: 8.517%
Shipping: $8 for orders up to 15 tickets. $10 from 16 ticket orders and up. All international orders are held in Will Call. Orders are not accepted via Email or Social Media

Event Entry Information:

Discounted Entry: November 1, 2023 – December 8, 2023 ($150)
Late Entry: December 9, 2023 – January 12, 2024 ($200)

Return Entries To:

Phone: (918) 838-3777
Fax: (918) 836-5517
Mail: 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112
Email: chilibowlentries@gmail.com
No entry or financial documents will be accepted via Social Media

Chili Bowl Online:

Website: http://www.chilibowl.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals
Twitter: (@cbnationals)
Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2024
Instagram: cbnationals

Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:

Year - Driver (Owner)

2023 - Logan Seavey (Kevin & Jordan Swindell/Curb/Bertrand)
2022 - Tanner Thorson (Andy Reinbold)
2021 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel)
2020 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel, LLC-Mike Larson)
2019 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2018 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records)
2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler)
2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports)
2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith)
2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak)
2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz)
2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz)
2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby)
1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson)
1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie)
1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports)
1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kunz / Rusty Kunz)
1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter)
1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis)
1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio)
1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley)
1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon)
1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton)
1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe)

O’Reilly Auto Parts Race of Champions: Spencer Bayston (2023), Justin Grant (2022), Christopher Bell (2021 and 2020), Tanner Thorson (2019 and 2016), Chad Boat (2018), Kyle Larson (2017 and 2014), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010)

Trade Show: A long-standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Monday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel, and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet.

 

 

Drivers to Watch: High-Paying Three-Day Sooner State Finale with POWRi 410 Outlaw Sprints

Belleville, IL. (11/7/23) Headlining an honorary haul into the Sooner State for the highly anticipated triple threat of speed and high-stakes adrenaline rushes, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series will witness top talents from all over embark on Oklahoma with championship implications and top prizes on the line.

Visiting Tri-State Speedway, in Pocola Oklahoma, with a double dose of honor and speed, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series in partnership with T2Promotions presents the Inaugural 410 Salute to Service with a top prize of $5,000 to win Friday, November 10th followed by the $12,000 to win the grand prize on Saturday, November 11th.

Returning to Osage Casino and Hotel Tulsa Speedway on Sunday, November 12th, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series will crown a champion in the finalization of the 2023 racing season while competitors attempt to claim the top prize of $7,000 to win.

Riding into the final weekend in the top spot in the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series, Missouri State Fair Champion Ayrton Gennetten, of Versailles Missouri, approaches Oklahoma with a trio of series wins on the year and looks to lock down through a triple threat of title-clinching performances.

Arriving at the three-day showcase of speed, Millersville Missouri motorist Joe B Miller trails in the points chase by only two hundred points after notching a pair of wins on the year with Odessa Missouri rookie-of-the-year leader Xavier Doney staying within series points striking distance only trailing Miller by a mere fifty points with last season runner-up in the standings Kyle Bellm continually close within the year’s top five.

Joining in the weekend festivities as established titleholders in other ranks of racing, multi-time ASCS National Champion Blake Hahn, 2022 POWRi National Midget and 2023 IRA Sprints Champion Brenham Crouch, POWRi Outlaw Micro champion Bradley Fezard, and three-time POWRi WAR Champion will each set their sights on a POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series weekend sweep while driving away with the top-paying prizes over all nights.

Additionally, a crop of top contenders has shown commitment to the three-day speed-fest in Oklahoma including JJ Hickle driving for car-owner Blake Cook, quick-contender Gage Montgomery, Joe B Miller Driver development teammates Scotty Milan and Lane Warner, returning to his home state from World of Outlaw traveling tales Noah Gass, Zane Devault, Colton Fisher, Kevin Newton, Bryce Norris, and Ryder Laplante, plus several more.

Friday, November 10th – Salute to Service at Tri-State Speedway Event Details: https://www.myracepass.com/events/481143.

Saturday, November 11th – Salute to Service at Tri-State Speedway Event Details: https://www.myracepass.com/events/481146.

Sunday, November 12 | Season Championship | Tulsa Speedway Event Details: https://www.myracepass.com/events/484515.

Combined with the showcase of speed in Tri-City Speedway’s Salute to Service on November 10-11, the three days of Oklahoma wing-fest will find a $24,000-win on the line as well as the crowning of a series champion following the final feature of the year at Tulsa Speedway on Sunday, November 12th.

POWRi 410 BOSS Payout for Night One on Friday November 10: 1. $5,000, 2. $2,500, 3. $1,250, 4. $ 1,000, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $675, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12. $600, 13. $575, 14. $550, 15. $525, 16-22: $500.

POWRi 410 BOSS Payout for Night Two on Saturday, November 11: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $3,000, 4. $ 2,500, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,500, 7. $1,300, 8. $1,200, 9. $1,100, 10-22: $1,000.

POWRi 410 BOSS Payout at Tulsa Speedway on Sunday, November 12th will be 1. $7,000, 2. $3,500, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,200, 5. $1,000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $700, 9. $675, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12-15: $600, 16-20:$500. All Non-Qualifiers: $100.

POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season:
410 BOSS: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803351

All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

Additional information on Tri-State Speedway can be found online at www.tri-statespeedway.com or on all social media platforms | 1705 W. Racetrack Road Pocola, OK 74902| (918)575-1369.

For more information on Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.tulsaspeedway.com or on all social media platforms | 3101 N. Garnett Rd. Tulsa, OK 74116 | 918-437-7223

Additional information about the 410 Salute to Service can be found on social media by searching T2 Promotions or at https://www.facebook.com/t2racingpromotions | Sponsorship opportunities are available through Talin Turner: (913)337-1444.

Sign up for a subscription and catch all the excitement LIVE or ON-DEMAND, visit www.s2ftv.com.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing, and on Facebook at POWRi.


 

RSR and Cory Eliason build foundation in World of Outlaws World Finals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 6, 2023) - The best of the best in sprint car competition gathered at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the annual World of Outlaws World Finals over the recent weekend, and when the dust finally settled on Saturday night, Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) found themselves with three straight feature attempts and a full notebook, highlighting their four-day weekend in Concord, North Carolina, with a 15th-place score on Thursday, November 2. Eliason, a two-time All Star Circuit of Champions winner in 2023, raced on to 18th and 20th-place scores the next two evenings.

Although the team’s results were shy of the ultimate goal, their short time together led to a sound foundation, building confidence and momentum against the best sprint car drivers in the world.

“It was a solid weekend in Charlotte with RSR. Our results definitely don’t paint the whole picture. The World Finals is a tough place to debut a new combination, but we threw everything we had at them and came out with some great notes,” Eliason, ace of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Commercial Edge, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Xpress Laundry, Folkens Bros Trucking, Rasmusson Service Center, No. 8 sprint car, stated. “I can’t thank Brian and Lisa Ridge enough for the opportunity. I’m excited to see what the future has in store.”

Ridge & Sons Racing will soon begin the rebuilding process for 2024. More news and information pertaining to next season will be released in the coming weeks.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Xpress Laundry, Folkens Bros Trucking, Rasmusson Service Center

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

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

 

 

CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston cap WoO season with rally in World Finals finale

FINAL WoO STANDINGS: 8th | 8818

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (November 6, 2023) - Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports improved in each and every attempt at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, ultimately concluding the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals with an 11th-place outcome on Saturday, November 4. Bayston, a former World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year and one-time winner in 2023, improved five positions to earn his 11th-place finish, nearly matching his rally from one night prior that concluded with a 14th-place outcome from 22nd.

Getting their sour note out of the way in a hurry, Bayston opened World Finals action with a 25th-place score on Thursday, November 2. The Lebanon, Indiana, native was forced to utilize a World of Outlaws provisional after not qualifying for main event competition on his own.

“It feels great to close out the season on a positive note. I don’t think we qualified near our potential, but we dug ourselves out of some holes and eventually ended our weekend with back-to-back positive results,” Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, said. “The World of Outlaws schedule is very demanding and it will wear teams out in a hurry, but we were able to cap our year with a smile on our face. Our CJB Motorsports team is ready for some much needed and much deserved time off, and we’re already excited to gear up and prepare for another season of racing.”

CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston will roll into the off-season with an eighth-place finish in the final World of Outlaws driver standings, padded by 40 top-ten scores including a victory at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. The team’s 40 top-ten scores included 11 within the top-five, most recently finishing fourth during action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday, October 20.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 11
Top-Tens: 40

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Finished seventh from 16th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished ninth on back-to-back occasions during starts at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 10. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17; tenth and sixth, respectively. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals. Capped weekend with eighth-place run in $250,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 24. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1; fifth on Friday and second on Saturday. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished tenth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million Preliminary on Wednesday, July 12. Finished eighth in Eldora Speedway’s Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14. Finished fourth in $20,000-to-win Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 22. Won Ironman 55 preliminary main event on Friday, August 4. Finished sixth in Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway) finale on Saturday, August 5. Finished third in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished 11th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished tenth in $25,000-to-win Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 19. Finished sixth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25. Finished tenth at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals opener on Thursday, August 31. Finished seventh in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 2. Finished eighth in the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 9. Finished seventh at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, on Saturday, September 16. Finished ninth at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23. Finished fourth and sixth in two-day Devil’s Bowl Speedway visit on Friday and Saturday, October 20-21.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net
Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

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

 

Schatz with forward progress in World Finals; Finishes WoO campaign sixth in driver standings


FINAL WoO STANDINGS: 6th | 9098

Dates: Wednesday through Saturday, November 1st-4th
Event: World of Outlaws World Finals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte | Concord, North Carolina
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Wednesday: [Qualifying]
Thursday: 10th (21st)
Friday: 13th (25th)
Saturday: 13th (13th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 6, 2023) - Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing may not have been on top in the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, but the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and 2023 Kings Royal champion did the next best thing and rallied big in two of his three attempts including a Hard Charging performance on Friday, November 3.

Schatz, ace of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, GEARWRENCH, No. 15 sprinter, started 25th in his Hard Charge on Friday night, rallying 12 spots to finish 13th in the final rundown. In actuality, Schatz’ rally through the field was just as impressive one night prior, commencing Thursday’s World Finals A-Main from 21st on the starting grid before finishing tenth at the final checkers. Although an 11-spot charge, Roth Motorsports’ James McFadden was able to make additional progress earning Thursday’s Hard Charger Award.

Donny Schatz and TSR would race on to cap the World of Outlaws World Finals with a 13th-place finish in the 25-lap, $25,000-to-win finale on Saturday, November 4, helping the Brownsburg, Indiana-based program finish sixth in the final World of Outlaws standings. The team’s effort was padded by 43 top-ten scores including four victories, one of which the aforementioned Kings Royal title. In addition, the Fargo, North Dakota, native was victorious during Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition on Wednesday, August 9, accomplishing his most recent triumph with the Greatest Show On Dirt at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on October 14.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, GEARWRENCH.

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

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

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

2023 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 71
Wins: 4
Top-5s: 22
Top-10s: 43

 

 

Blackjack ends World Finals with top-ten run in $25,000 finale

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (November 6, 2023) - It was an exciting weekend in North Carolina for Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing, not only unveiling their extension with Casey’s as a primary partner, but ultimately concluding the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals with a top-ten score on Saturday, November 4. Brown, ace of the Casey’s/FVP No. 21 sprint car, finished tenth in his top-ten appearance, starting the 25-lap, $25,000-to-win finale from the pole position.

In all, a sound effort for Brown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, qualifying for all three World Finals features which resulted in 20th and 12th-place finishes prior to his top-ten appearance. Brown’s preliminary efforts were the foundation for his successes, winning Friday’s heat race, as well as Saturday’s dash - hence his pole position.

“Overall, a very solid weekend for our Casey’s/FVP team. We showed a lot of speed on qualifying night and that led into great performances in the heats and dashes,” Brian Brown, ace of his own Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, said. “Our efforts eventually led us to a top-ten finish in our final start of the season.

“Very proud of the hard work Chad, JB, Lath, and Jared showed all week,” Brown added. “I think we’re all ready for a little break before we get into some hard prep for 2024. We’re looking forward to announcing a few new, and exciting, marketing partnerships.”

“Blackjack” will roll into the winter months on the coattails of an amazing season, not only accomplishing eight victories, one of which at the famed Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, but solidifying a 360 Knoxville Nationals title in the process. Brown’s most recent victory, as well as the largest of his career, is the aforementioned triumph at the Port Royal “Speed Palace.” The Higginsville, Missouri, native clinched a $62,000 payday in the annual Tuscarora 50 featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 24
Top-tens: 33
Wins: 8

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back 14th-place scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8. Recorded back-to-back World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-five finishes at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday, March 5; fifth and third during the Spring Showdown opener and DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature, respectively. Finished ninth from 18th in Lakeside Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on April 11. Rallied from 21st to finish ninth in 34 Raceway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on Tuesday, April 25; earned a $1,200 bonus for his efforts. Charged from 13th to finish fourth in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Hard charged his way from 25th (provisional) to fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 16. Finished seventh during POWRi 410 action at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Won first feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 20; started seventh, 61st career win. Finished fourth during Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, May 27. Won second feature of the season during Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, June 3; 62nd career win at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Earned back-to-back podium finishes against World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Knoxville Raceway; a win on Friday, June 9, and a runner-up finish on Saturday, June 10. Finished second in POWRi start at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, June 16. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Border Battle on Saturday, June 17. Qualified for Huset’s Speedway’s $250,000-to-win High Bank Nationals; finished 18th. In addition, finished seventh in Friday’s High Bank Nationals preliminary. Earned fourth feature victory of 2023 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 8; started eighth. Finished fourth in his respective Eldora Million preliminary feature on Wednesday, July 12. Finished sixth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million A-Main on Thursday, July 13. Earned fifth feature victory of 2023 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22; led every lap. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores with the All Star Circuit of Champions at I-70 Motorsport Park and Knoxville Raceway on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29; finished ninth and fifth. Finished second in 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 4. Won 2023 360 Knoxville Nationals main event on Saturday, August 5; sixth victory of 2023. Finished 14th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished third in POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series start at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri, on Sunday, August 20. Finished fifth in Knoxville Raceway Season Championship program on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 1. Won at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 3. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on Monday, September 4. Finished fifth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial on Saturday, September 16. Won Port Royal Speedway’s 56th Annual Tuscarora 50 on Thursday, October 5; biggest and richest win of Brown’s career at $62,000. Finished eighth with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday, October 14. Ended the World of Outlaws World Finals with a top-ten score (10th) on Saturday, November 4.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 6th at 10th at Tribute to Gary Patterson

PETERSEN MEDIA: Doing double-duty on Saturday night in Stockton, CA at the Tribute to Gary Patterson, Tanner Carrick picked up a sixth-place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and 10th place finish with the KWS/NARC Series during both series’ final feature events of 2023.

“With it being the lone race at the Stockton Dirt Track all year, it was heavy and rough and it turned into a survival kind of night,” Tanner Carrick said.

In 360ci action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Carrick timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T in fastest in his qualifying group and that placed him in the second row of his heat race.

Finishing fourth in his heat, Carrick’s qualifying effort moved him into the six-lap High Sierra Industries Dash where a third place finish put him in the second row of the 30-lap SCCT feature event.

Slipping back to fifth when the race came to green, Carrick got in line as he worked around the heavy and rough racing surface. Bouncing through some rough patches as he made his way through traffic, Carrick fell all the way back to eighth at the race’s halfway point.

Getting into seventh on the 18th lap, Carrick took over sixth on a lap 25 restart, where he went on to finish and close out the SCCT season.

Also taking part in the KWS/NARC season finale event, Carrick opened the night up in 410ci action by timing in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials, before his fourth-place finish in heat race action put him in the sixth row for the feature.

Enduring a very slow start to the race that drew seral caution flags, Carrick settled into 10th when things got into a rhythm.

Passing was at a premium in the KWS finale after a pre-feature track grooming session and Carrick made quick laps around the facility.

When the Ed Entz flag was displayed to the field, Carrick capped 410ci action in 2023 with a 10th place finish.

“It was nice to get both cars out there and have a busy night, but it was too fast to do much on, and when it is like that you just hope you can get through the night in one piece,” Carrick added. “Thanks to my guys for all their hard work all night.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 49, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 19, Top 10’s: 28

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick is idle this weekend, but shifts gears and returns to the seat of a Keith Kunz owned midget next Friday and Saturday in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Justin Sanders Closes Sprint Car Challenge Tour Season With Win and Clinches Owner Championship for Dale Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- In the end, it was a fitting way to cap off a championship season with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Winning the season opening event back in March and putting Dale Miller Motorsports atop the owners standings, Justin Sanders bookended the SCCT campaign with a win during Saturday’s season finale, and gave his team the coveted Owner Championship.

“Dale Miller Motorsports and I have been together for quite a while now, and now help Dale and Tara get a championship like this is special,” Justin Sanders said. “We have been extremely fast for so many years and to get him a win at Stockton, and the season in victory lane is a very fitting way to end our season.”

Sanders was nearly perfect all night.

With 19 cars checked in for the series’ final event of the 2023 season, the Aromas, CA kicked things off by not only earning fast time honors in his heat race group, but he was the fastest qualifier overall.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Sanders worked his way to a second-place finish before drawing the two-pill for the six-lap High Sierra Industries Dash.

Leading the field to green in the Dash alongside Andy Forsberg, Sanders go the jump and never looked back. Picking up the win in convincing fashion, Sanders looked like the car to beat heading into the 30-lap feature event.

With the track still extremely fast and rough, Sanders was hard on the throttle when the green lights flashed around the speedway and jumped to the early lead. Out front, Sanders was never seriously challenged for the top spot as he was magnificent through traffic.

Leading all 30-laps, Sanders scored the win and clinched the Championship for Dale Miller Motorsports.

“We had a great car all night long,” Justin Sanders said “We didn’t change much, and it was a fun way to end our season.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic Inc., North County Plastering, Hangtown Billiards, Anrak Corporation, Smith Titanium, Frank’s Body Shop, Fisher Racing Engines, Low Voltage Experts Inc., Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 16, Wins- 3, Top-5’s-11, Top-10’s-14

ON TAP: 2023 has come to an end for Dale Miller Motorsports.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA’S LONG SEASON WINDING DOWN IN ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA

(Chino, CA, November 2, 2023) A long season that began in February in Florida will begin to wind down for Eddie Tafoya Jr. when he contests this weekend’s annual Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway. After Saturday, he will head to Perris Auto Speedway for the USAC/CRA Series finale on November 11th and the sprint car portion of the 82nd Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving weekend.

Tafoya’s 2023 barnstorming tour saw him spend the majority of his time competing in the USAC National Sprint Car Series. He raced in eight different states and battled the rain in five of them. Since the Chino Hills, California racer returned to his home base in early September, he has made two appearances with the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. A challenger for the win in both, fate intervened each time and robbed him of having a chance to score victories.

Tafoya headed back to the friendly confines of So Cal after a race in Arkansas on September 9th. Two weeks later he made the short 30-minute trek from his home to Perris Auto Speedway. On his first night back he earned the second Woodland Auto Display Fast Qualifier award of his career with a lap of 16.831 on the famous half-mile clay oval. The well-spoken driver followed that up with a fourth-place finish in his heat race. In the main, he was up to second place and closing on the leader when a flat tire knocked him out of the race.

On October 14th, Tafoya and the crew headed west for his second 2023 appearance at the Meyer’s family Mohave Valley Raceway. He qualified 10th fastest on the banked 1/3 mile track, won his heat, and was once again headed to the front after starting 10th in the 30-lapper. Clearly one of the fastest cars on the track, he was battling for second when his engine laid down and knocked him from the competition with a frustrating 13th-place finish.

This weekend will mark Tafoya’s first appearance on the fast Somerton, Arizona oval since last season’s Western World Championships. In 2022, he made five appearances at the track beginning with the first three USAC/CRA races of the season. After placing seventh and ninth on the first two nights, he scored his series-best finish with a hard-fought second on night three. At last season’s Western World, the affable racer made the main event each night placing 19th and 16th. Two seasons ago when he contested the Wester Worlds at the now defunct Arizona Speedway, he had 12th and 21st place finishes.

For fans who want to see this Friday and Saturday’s Western World Championships in person, gates at the Cocopah Speedway will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 6:00. Reserved seats are $35.00 and general admission is $25.00. Students 13-17 are $15.00. Kids 12 and under get in for free. The track is located at 3450 W County 15th Streets in Somerton, Arizona (85360). The track website is racecocopahspeedway.com and the office phone number is (602) 292-7607. For those who cannot make it to the Arizona speed plant, the race will be shown live on Speed Sport TV. Ordering or more information is available at https://speedsport.tv/videos/30446.

If you would like to hear the friendly driver on the Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks Podcast, please visit the following link https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Hox9dg0iRGXo0szabeqDy

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is always exploring corporate partnership opportunities. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the hard-working sprint car squad, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida DNS

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida 13th A Main

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 8th B Main

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida Rained Out

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 21st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 9th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, AZ 12th A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 8th A Main

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas Rained Out

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 I-70 Motorsports Park Odessa, Missouri 7th A Main

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 19th A Main

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 20th A Main

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Rained Out

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa 12th B Main

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana 15th C Main

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 10th C Main

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana 10th B Main

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana 11th B Main

July 26 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Indiana 19th A Main

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana 18th A Main

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana 19th A Main

July 29 Paragon Speedway Paragon, Indiana 20th A Main

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 6th C Main

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 5th C Main

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 4th C Main

September 7 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas 18th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas 20th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 18th A Main

October 13 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, Arizona 13th A Main

 

 

Justin Henderson Kicks Off the Weekend with a Top Ten Finish at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, NC – November 4, 2023

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Justin Henderson took the wheel of the Kreitz Racing No. 69k Sprint Car at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and delivered an encouraging performance, securing a top-ten finish to start off the weekend’s racing events.

After showing speed in time trial action on Wednesday, in which he qualified eighth and fourth quickest in a pair of flight-A qualifiers, Henderson took to the track on Thursday with high confidence.

“I messed up a little in the first round of qualifying. I left a little out there but made better laps in Friday’s session, so we feel good going into Thursday and Friday’s shows. Tonight is an important points night for us.” Henderson said.

He finished where he started – fourth – in a heat race event and that earned him a 14th starting position for the feature event. Continuing to show speed and keeping the car clear of any incidents after falling back a few spots in the early going, Henderson rebounded in the A-main to finish in 14th.

Henderson, known for his skill and determination on the racetrack, wowed fans, and competitors alike with his precision and speed on Friday night. He lined up second in a heat race and finished there to secure a spot in the night’s Dash.

It took two attempts to get the heat race going because of a crash on the first green flag. That seemed to benefit Henderson.

“Brian (Brown) got out on me a little on the first attempt to start the race, but I didn’t let that happen on the second attempt.” Henderson said.

He started third for the Dash and dropped back one spot to secure the fourth starting spot for the night’s A-main. Staying dedicated to the bottom of the Speedway for the first half of the feature event, Henderson struggled in lapped traffic before moving to the top of the track late. He ended up bringing home a tenth-place finish.

While the results will show that the team lost ground in the A-main, Henderson is encouraged by the speed they have shown all weekend and is looking forward to a Saturday night’s finale. The team sits 10th overall in the 53-car field, so Henderson will line up third in a heat race and is in a good position to make the A-main.

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INLAND RIGGING DRIVERS ROA AND DUNKEL OFFER DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR WESTERN WORLD COMPETITORS

(Cypress, CA, November 2, 2023) Much to the chagrin of the competition, the Inland Rigging Racing Team is sending three cars to this weekend’s Western World Championships at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. Two 410 sprint cars will be at the disposal of USAC/CRA point leader Brody Roa. In addition to the 410s, the team is bringing a 360 for Roa’s teammate Tommy Dunkel to contest the ASCS portion of the show. Both of the drivers will be competing each night on the lightning-quick Arizona oval.

Roa, who is in the midst of a dream season where he has won more than 50% (winning 8 of the first 15 races) of the USAC/CRA races, comes into the weekend with a commanding 127-point lead with only three races remaining in the 2023 campaign. After this weekend’s programs, the series will wrap up next Saturday, November 11th, at Perris Auto Speedway. A good performance at Cocopah will literally wrap up Roa’s second 410 sprint car championship. In 2019 he finished on top of the heap in the now defunct USAC Southwest Series standings. That was an 18-race series that saw all but five of the races staged in the “Grand Canyon State.”

For the second year in a row, Cocopah Speedway was the launch pad for the USAC/CRA Sprint Car season. On the last weekend in January, the stars of the series descended on the Southwest Arizona track. In his first two appearances driving for Tommy and Christy Dunkel’s Inland Rigging team, Garden Grove, California star Roa won both main events. That catapulted him into a lead that he has not relinquished for the past nine months.

Before the main event at this year’s Cocopah season opener, Roa qualified third fastest and placed fourth in his heat before capturing the main event. Twenty-four hours later, he was the eighth fastest qualifier and won his heat race before dramatically taking the lead on the next to last lap for his second win of the weekend.

Roa made five starts at Cocopah in 2022. The first three came in January when he placed fourth, fifth, and sixth in three nights of racing. On his second trip to the track near Yuma for the 2022 Western World, things did not go as well as planned for the “Pride of Garden Grove” when he placed 15th in each main event.

For Dunkel, who has excelled in his first full sprint car season, it will be his first time racing at Cocopah and his initial outing with the American Sprint Car Series. The friendly driver has contested a majority of his races this season in a 360. His three best outings came at the Ventura Raceway where he won the main event on April 8th. He then posted second-place finishes on the same beachside oval on July 8th and August 2nd.

When the series heads back to Cocopah in 2024, Dunkel will be in a 410 and running for the USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year award. Thus far in 2023, the Menifee, California businessman has started three USAC/CRA races. He finished 14th and 11th in the first two. His best finish was an eighth at Perris Auto Speedway on July 15th. He can start one more main event in the series this season and still be eligible for next year’s Rookie of the Year award. That will probably happen next week at the series finale at Perris Auto Speedway.

If you would like to see the Inland Rigging drivers and their immaculate sprint cars in action at this Friday and Saturday’s Western World Championships in person, gates at the Cocopah Speedway will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 6:00. Reserved seats are $35.00 and general admission is $25.00. Students 13-17 are $15.00. Kids 12 and under get in for free. The track is located at 3450 W County 15th Streets in Somerton, Arizona (85360). The track website is racecocopahspeedway.com and the office phone number is (602) 292-7607. For those who cannot make it to the Arizona speed plant, the race will be shown live on Speed Sport TV. Ordering or more information is available at https://speedsport.tv/videos/30446.

After next week’s race at Perris, the Inland Rigging drivers will conclude their 2023 season in the sprint car portion of the 82nd Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway on November 24th and 25th.

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 6th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 1st A Main

November 3 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Prelim. Night 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

September 16 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 8th A Main

October 7 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

October 14 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp DNS

 

 

PEAKER CHASING CONSISTENCY
WHEN it comes to consistency, it’s one of the keys to success in Sprintcars. For Matt Peaker, it’s one of his main focuses throughout the 2023-24 season as he plans to up his game in the Limited Sprintcar ranks.
After over a decade of competing in Sprintcars on a casual basis across Limited, 360 and 410 classes, the Geraldton, Western Australia-based racer is not only chasing consistency on the track but being able to run a consistent amount of race meetings during the season. Just last season, Peaker ran his first full season schedule since stepping into Sprintcars and it saw him perform consistently and he was rewarded for this with a fourth-place finish in the WA Limited Sprintcar Club Championship point standings, which included a handful of minor podium feature-race finishes.
“Up until last season, I hadn’t been able to complete a full season schedule for one reason or another, so it was great to be able to put together a full season and it certainly helped me as a driver with the regular track time,” explained Peaker.
“Being able to race on a regular basis saw a marked improvement in me as a driver and also when it came to car setup, as the more you race, the more you are able to benefit performance wise.”
With a full season now under his belt, Peaker is really looking forward to another full campaign in the 2023-24 season.
“My goal for the season ahead is to hopefully move closer to the pointy end of the field,” he said.
“The Limited Sprintcar class is very competitive but at the same time enjoyable, and when you combine the two, it allows you to go out there on the track and continue to learn and improve with every outing.”
For this current season, Peaker is armed with a new J&J car and a Harris Race Engines prepared 360 engine that is fitted with steel heads and a carburettor to comply with the Limited Sprintcar specifications. Apart from his updated equipment, Peaker is receiving a lot of support from his main sponsor John and Nola Patience from Patience Bulk Haulage.
“The whole Patience family plays a big part towards me getting to go Sprintcar racing, especially John and Nola’s son Michael who is the car owner and he helps a lot with the car,” Peaker added.
“Sprintcar racing certainly isn’t a cheap form of motorsport, so to have the Patience family jump onboard with my team as a sponsor is very much appreciated and it goes a long way towards helping me be competitive out on the race track.”
At the age of 45, Peaker isn’t going to be racing in speedway for too much longer, and he is now looking towards the future.
“I have my 16-year-old son Steven waiting in the wings and he is set to be making his first steps into Sprintcars towards the end of the season, and I’m looking forward to helping my son with the transition into Sprintcars,” he enthused.
“Apart from Steven getting into Sprintcars, my car owner Michael’s 18-year-old son Henry is also going to jumping behind the wheel of a Sprintcar, so the future is a very exciting one, as the next generation comes through, and we form a two-car team.”
So far this season, Peaker has contested two race meetings, which saw his season opening meeting at Ellenbrook Speedway last month come to a premature end due to being innocently involved in a crash during the heat-race action, while last Saturday night, he ventured to Kalgoorlie International Speedway with a rebuilt race car and managed to bring home an eighth-place finish in the feature race.
The next outing for Peaker and his team is going to be at the Perth Motorplex on November 18 for the third WA Limited Sprintcar Series round, which will double as the annual King of Wings / Merv Woolford Memorial events.
Peaker and his team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:
• Patience Bulk Haulage
• Giles Mechanical Services
• Geraldton Parts
• Avalon Group
• West Weld Engineering
• Patience Sandland
• EBM
• NTI
• RNA Fabrications
• Hosexpress
• BPH WA Pty Ltd
• Boomerang Engineering
• Midwest Turf Supplies
SPECIAL THANKS: Peaker would like to thank his wife Danielle for all of her ongoing support, along with the rest of his family and friends.
To find out more about Peaker and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Peaker Motorsports / Patience Racing.

 

STEWART CHILI BOWL BOUND
THE Chili Bowl Nationals in America is regarded as one of the largest Speedcar events in the world, and Michael Stewart is set to be the latest Australian driver to travel over and tackle the event.
In what is set to be his biggest challenge since stepping into the Speedcar class over a decade ago, Stewart, who has been competing in Speedcars from the age of 16, can’t wait to get amongst the 250 plus competitors to take part in the 38th running of the Chili Bowl Nationalsat the Tulsa Expo Indoor Raceway in Oklahoma.
“The Chili Bowl Nationals attracts the world’s best racers, so to be able to get the opportunity to take part in it is an exciting prospect and it’s going to be one of the biggest moments so far in my Speedcar racing career,” commented the 28-year-old racer from Collector in NSW.
“This whole trip wouldn’t be possible without the support of Barry Graham and Jaimie McKinlay from Graham Racing Developmentwho are providing me with theirAustralian designed and built GRD Chev engine that will be making its American debut and a King Chassis built car that is going to be supplied by American Zach Daum, so I feel that I’m going to be armed with a strong package.I’ve also received additional assistance from Greg Stevenson, Chris Mcinerney, Paul Farrell and Craig Geering, and I’m very grateful for everyone’s support towards helping make my Chili Bowl dream a reality.”
When it comes to an actual result at his first Chili Bowl Nationals attempt, Stewart isn’t setting any lofty goals.
“Of course, I’d love to go over there and bring home a good result, but as it’s my first attempt, the main aim is to go out there and just take in the whole event in and most importantly have a good time,” he enthused.
“With over 250 cars and the prestige of this event, it’s going to be tough, so I’m just hoping to see where I end up during my qualifying night, and then take everything else from there.
“As I said, I’m wanting to go there and enjoy the whole experience, but at the same time, I feel that I’m currently in good form as a driver and hopefully that can hold me in good stead for my first Chili Bowl Nationals attempt.”
When it comes to previous Chili Bowl Nationals attempts by Australian drivers, the best was a seventh-place finish in the B main of the Saturday night – one spot shy of transferring into the A main – by Sydney’s Mark Brown during the 2007 running of the event. Stewart is the 20th Australian driver to tackle the Chili Bowl Nationals. Also, when it comes to Australian-built engines competing at the Chili Bowl Nationals, NSW-based engine builder Steve Smith won back-to-back Chili Bowl Nationals with Tim McCreadie (2006) and Tony Stewart (2007).
With the Chili Bowl Nationals being held early next year, the focus leading up to this event for Stewart ishis 2023-24 season campaign aboard the Bohud Racing team 410 Sprintcar here on the east coast of Australia. It’s also hoped he will get a few race meetings under his belt in the family owned Speedcar prior to his Chili Bowl Nationals assault.
The 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals is going to be held on January 8 through to 13, which consists of five qualifying nights and then, as they say, It’s Driller Time, to decide the 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals Champion.
Stewart would like to thank his 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals supporters:
• Kelley Body Works
• CE Construction Solutions
• BERCO Engineering
• Priority One Plumbing & Electrical
• Bohud Racing
• C-Mac Concreting
• Stewie Works
To find out more about Stewart, please LIKE him on Facebook or FOLLOW him on Instagram by searching Michael Stewart Racing.

 

East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Returns To CURE Insurance Arena In Trenton, NJ On February 23 & 24

Trenton, NJ – After a successful post-Covid return in 2023, the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals presented by BELFOR Property Restoration will once again be held inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, 2024.

Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, November 3 and be available at the arena box office and online through Ticketmaster.

The two-day event featuring the wingless 600cc Micro Sprints, will once take place on the high banked 1/10-mile clay oval constructed on the arena floor.

The format for the 4th running of the event will see race fan enhancements and changes to the Friday night program, while Saturday night’s schedule featuring alphabet mains and a 50 lap A-Main will not change.

Friday night’s event will now see competitors compete in A-Qualifiers, Last Chance Races, a B-Main and a 20 lap A-Main to close out the program. Competitors will earn points based on performance throughout the night which will be used to set the line-ups on Saturday.

“Saturday night’s racing was awesome! Drivers were racing on the extreme outside and working the very bottom of the track. The racing just couldn’t get any better, the fans wanted more,” stated event promoter Len Sammons.

“On Friday night, we decided we needed a main event to close out the program, where the fans get the opportunity to see all the very best drivers duel it out for one big victory.”

Tim Buckwalter scored a come from behind victory in the 2023 running of the event. Buckwalter raced through the field after early contact sent him to the very back of the pack.

Billy Pauch Jr., came home second with lady racer Adrianna Delaponti capturing the hearts of many in attendance completing the podium after starting deep in the feature line-up after qualifying from the last chance B-Main event.

Previous event winners include the late Rob Vivona (aka Whitey Kidd III), Erick Rudolph and Jon Keller.

“Enhancing our Friday night program has been a series wide focus for us this year, with new formats in place for our concrete races in Allentown and Atlantic City,” offered Sammons.

“We have now adopted a similar format in Trenton, drivers will still get multiple opportunities to put themselves in position for the ultimate prize on Saturday night, while the fans see a main event and one winner on Friday.”

Entry forms and rules are posted and available online at www.indoorautoracing.com. A maximum of 90 entries will be accepted for the event due to parking limitations. Interested competitors are urged enter ASAP, with entries expected to reach capacity.

Event sponsor, BELFOR Property Restoration is the North American leader in integrated disaster recovery and property restoration services. With more than 100 full-service offices in the U.S. BELFOR is a sponsor of all the Indoor Auto Racing Series events and signed on last year to become the title sponsor of the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

Tickets for the two-day East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals event goes on sale Friday, November 3, with special pre-sale opportunities proceeding the public on sale. Friday night will feature open General Admission seating, while Saturday night’s event will offer a combination of front row, lower level reserved seating and general admission offerings.

As a special bonus, anyone who purchases Saturday night tickets will have the option to had a Friday night for just $20. Additional Kid General Admission tickets are just $5 each night. Ticket prices do not include facility or online ticketing fees.

For more information including links to purchase tickets visit www.indoorautoracing.com.


 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE IS HEADED TO COCOPAH FOR THE WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

(El Cajon, CA, November 1, 2023) Arizona sprint car fans are in for a treat this Friday and Saturday with the announcement that talented teenager Braden Chiaramonte is headed to the USAC/CRA Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway. The two-night affair will be the 16-year-old’s first appearance at the track that is located about 12 miles north of the USA/Mexico border and only his second time driving a 410 sprint car.

Three weeks ago, Chiaramonte shocked racing fans with a dazzling performance at the USAC/CRA race at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway. It was his first night competing in a 410 sprint car. 410 sprint cars are considered to be the toughest cars to drive in all of sprint car racing. Taking to them like a duck takes to water, Chiaramonte was the fastest car in hot laps at Mohave. He really made the fans sit up and take notice when he posted the third-fastest qualifying time of the 26 cars on hand at the 1/3 mile banked clay oval.

When it was time for the heat races, Chiaramonte battled hard but ended up finishing sixth. That meant he had to contest the B main. Without a provisional at his disposal, he had to finish in the top 12 to get into the A main event or he was done for the night. He easily did that when he placed fourth.

In what turned out to be a great gift for the fans, the youngster had to start ninth in the 30-lapper. From there he thrilled the big crowd with an impressive run towards the front. Running on the edge at the top, he passed some of the West Coast’s top stars and the roar from the crowd when he momentarily went by the leader drowned out the noise of the engines. Unfortunately, seconds after he took the lead, a yellow flag came out and the field reverted back to the last completed lap and Chiaramonte had to go back to second. A slip-up on the last lap saw him finish fourth but his charge to the front is what will be remembered by the appreciative crowd.

This weekend’s races will be Chiaramonte’s fifth and sixth in Arizona in 2023. He made three visits to the Adobe Mountain Speedway in his 600cc outlaw micro in April. He won two of the three and finished sixth in the other. In July, he visited the Deuce of Clubs Thunder Raceway for the first time to contest a 360 wingless sprint car race. The high altitude track proved to be a challenge for the crew getting the engine tuned correctly. Starting fifth in the main, the talented driver set his sights on the front of the pack. He drove by the fourth-place car and was in the process of moving up to third when he slapped the wall with his right rear. The slam bent the Jacob’s ladder and flattened the right rear tire. Despite those handicaps, he stayed on the track and was fifth when the damage finally forced him out six laps later.

In addition to his sojourns to Arizona this year, he performed at a pair of races at Adobe Mountain in 2022. Included was a second-place finish at the Billy Shuman Tribute on November 11th.

Chiaramonte, who lives in El Cajon, California, will be making his 34th and 35th starts of the season at this weekend’s races in the “Grand Canyon State.” His prior 33 appearances this year have come on 17 different tracks in six different states and in seven different types of race cars. The personable young driver's latest showing came two weeks ago at the prestigious 5th Annual Keith Kunz Giveback Classic at Oklahoma’s Port City Raceway. 105 cars jammed the pit area of the popular track for the influential race. On his qualifying night, Chiaramonte finished sixth in the A main. At the finale 48 hours later, he was challenging for second in the B main when he was pinched into an infield tire and had to restart at the back. With limited laps remaining, he dazzled the fans by charging all the way back to ninth and only missing the final transfer to the A main by a half car length at the checkered flag.

After this week's races at Cocopah, Chiaramonte is expected to be at Perris Auto Speedway for the USAC/CRA season finale on November 11th. Beginning on November 14th, he will race the final seven USAC National Midget races of the year in one of Matt Streeter’s powerful cars. He will conclude his 2023 campaign in the 38th Annual Tulsa Shootout at the famous SageNet Center from December 26th through the 31st.

For fans who want to see this Friday and Saturday’s Western World Championships in person, gates at the Cocopah Speedway will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 6:00. Reserved seats are $35.00 and general admission is $25.00. Students 13-17 are $15.00. Kids 12 and under get in for free. The track is located at 3450 W County 15th Streets in Somerton, Arizona (85360). The track website is racecocopahspeedway.com and the office phone number is (602) 292-7607. For those who cannot make it to the Arizona speed plant, the race will be shown live on Speed Sport TV. Ordering or more information is available at https://speedsport.tv/videos/30446.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tiner-Hirst Enterprises, and Keizer Wheels.

Chiaramonte and his team are in the midst of a busy racing season. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Braden Chiaramonte 2023 Results

January 13 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 14th A Main

January 14 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Non Wing Open Comp Sprints 9th A Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints #2 1st A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

March 24 Placerville Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 10th B Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Car DNS

April 8 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

April 21 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Non Wing Micro 6th A Main

April 22 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

May 11 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th Qualifier

May 12 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 10th A Main

May 13 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 15th Qualifier

May 19 Kings Auto Raceway At Plaza Park 600 Non Wing Micro 4th A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars 7th A Main

June 3 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

June 23 Delta Speedway 600 Non Wing Micro 5th A Main

June 24 Delta Speedway 600 Non Wing Micro 21st A Main

July 7 Ocean Speedway Taco Bravo 360 Sprints DNS

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

July 22 Deuce of Clubs Thunder Raceway Open 360 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

August 5 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

August 25 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 10th A Main

September 7 Sweet Springs Motorplex 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 7th A Main

September 8 Sweet Springs Motorplex 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 24th A Main

September 9 Sweet Springs Motorplex 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 24th A Main

September 22 Lil Texas Motor Speedway 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 1st A Main

September 23 Lil Texas Motor Speedway 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 2nd A Main

September 28 US 24 Raceway 600cc Non Wings Micros 8th A Main

September 29 US 24 Raceway 600cc Winged Micros 8th Qualifier

September 30 US 24 Raceway 600cc Winged Micros 19th A Main

September 30 US 24 Raceway 600cc Non Winged Micros 6th Qualifier

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

October 19 Port City Raceway 600cc Non Wing Micro 6th A Main

October 21 Port City Raceway 600cc Non Wing Micro 9th B Main

 

Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial to Return to Salem
Nov 2

Officials with the 500 Sprint Car Tour, in conjunction with Salem Speedway, have announced that the series will make its first trip to the historic Southern Indiana track in 2024. The event will also see the return of the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial to Salem Speedway after a short hiatus that saw the event being held at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. The event is set for Saturday, September 7th.

“We are really excited and honored to be able to have the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial return and have the 500 Sprint Car Tour at Salem Speedway in 2024,” remarked Salem Speedway owner Nick Bohanon. “I’m an open wheel racer, so it was one of my priorities when I purchased Salem to get Sprint cars and the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial back to the High Banks! We appreciate the 500 Sprint Car Tour giving us the opportunity to host one of their events, Sprint cars and open wheel racing are a huge part of the history here at Salem!”

Salem Speedway boasts 33-degree banking in the corners

The Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial is the second longest running pavement sprint car race in the world behind the Little 500. After traditionally being held at Salem Speedway, with the exception of a few years when the race was held on dirt, the race was held this past season at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park as a 500 Sprint Car Tour sanctioned event. The series will continue to sanction the historic event as it goes back to its home track for the first time since 2020.

“We are very excited to not only be going to Salem Speedway, but to be bringing the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial back to Salem, Indiana,” said Jared Owen - 500 Sprint Car Tour Series Director. “We can't say enough thanks to everyone at Lucas Oil IRP for their willingness to continue the history of this great event. With that being said, we are beyond excited to have the two most historic pavement sprint car races in the world on our schedule, and to be running them, now, at their home tracks.”

Salem Speedway has undergone major improvements since the last time the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial was completed there. Some of the improvements include new safety lights around the track, a new scoreboard, as well as major improvements to the racing surface and the track lighting. Salem’s continued commitment to not only non-wing pavement sprint car racing, but to preserving the history of their facility, has driven the desire of fans and drivers alike to return to the high banked oval.

Continuing on a trend set in 2023, the USSA Kenyon Midget Series will once again be traveling with the 500 Sprint Car Tour as a companion series. Competing on the smaller, quarter mile configuration at Salem, the Kenyon Midget group will make their debut at the track as the series continues to further the development of open wheel talent across the Midwest. This will be one of many events in 2024 that the Kenyon Midget Series will run in conjunction with a 500 Sprint Car Event.

Once available, more information on the 500 Sprint Car Tour 2024 season can be found online at 500SprintCarTour.com and via social media on Facebook, Twitter (X), and Instagram. Furthermore, more information and updates on the 2024 season at Salem Speedway can be found online at SalemSpeedway.com and via social media posts on the Salem Speedway Facebook Page.

 

 

USAC/CRA LEADING ROOKIE HEADING TO ARIZONA FOR THIS WEEK’S WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

(Lakeside, CA, October 31, 2023) After a weekend away from the track, Sexton Gatlin Racing’s season will hit the top of the homestretch this Friday and Saturday when Grant Sexton contests the Western World Championship at the Cocopah Speedway. The 19-year-old goes into the weekend with a commanding lead in the USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year chase with just three races to go in 2023.

Sexton opened the 2023 campaign at Cocopah on the last weekend in January. It ended up being an inauspicious start to the year. At the Friday opener, a car flipped down the front straightaway and nearly landed on top of Sexton’s beautiful #22. With that disaster averted, he came out for the main event. However, when he hit the throttle, the engine did not respond the way he liked, he wisely pulled off the track before the race started.

The next evening, things actually got worse. The team scrambled to get his backup 360 ready for the night of action. Even though he was down on horsepower to the 410s in the field, Sexton was ready to rumble. Unfortunately, disaster struck in his heat race. The car directly in front of him spun leaving him nowhere to go. The teen clobbered the spinning car. The thunderous blow broke Sexton’s front axle and ripped out the rear end of his backup car. That signaled the end of a very frustrating weekend.

The Lakeside, California based driver comes into this weekend after competing all season in USAC/CRA, the toughest traditional sprint car series west of the Mississippi. Since those two races in January, Sexton has been a totally different driver and has amassed four top-10 finishes including a season-best fifth at Bakersfield on June 24th. Those results have seen him rise to eighth in the season long championship standings. Coming into the weekend he has a massive 341-point lead in the Rookie of the Year chase.

Sexton’s last race was two weeks ago when he contested the final Southern California Open Competition Sprint Car race of the year at the Imperial Valley Raceway. On that night, he was the fifth-fastest qualifier and placed fourth in his heat. In the 20-lap main event, he started seventh and finished fifth. The prior night was just practice and a six-lap dash for the six fastest drivers. Sexton qualified for that brief race and ended up fourth at the checkered.

For fans who want to see this Friday and Saturday’s Western World Championships in person, gates at the Cocopah Speedway will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 6:00. Reserved seats are $35.00 and general admission is $25.00. Students 13-17 are $15.00. Kids 12 and under get in for free. The track is located at 3450 W County 15th Streets in Somerton, Arizona (85360). The track website is racecocopahspeedway.com and the office phone number is (602) 292-7607. For those who cannot make it to the Arizona speed plant, the race will be shown live on Speed Sport TV. Ordering or more information is available at https://speedsport.tv/videos/30446.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2023, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mail to.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2023 Results

Brent Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 4th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway PAS Senior Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 11th B Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 2nd A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

10-20-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

10-21-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

Dalton Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 14th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 3rd A Main

8-22-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Rained Out

Grant Sexton

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

4-22-23 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

4-29-23 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

5-6-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

5-20-23 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

6-17-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprints 21st A Main

6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

8-10-23 Devils Lake Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 6th A Main

8-11-23 River Cities Raceway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 10th A Main

8-12-23 Greenbush Race Park Minn-Kota Summer Nationals 19th A Main

8-14-23 Buffalo River Speedway Minn-Kota Summer Nationals Rained Out

8-19-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

10-20-21 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Comp Sprint Cars 5th A Main

AJ Bender

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 7th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

Robby Brockman

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 13th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 5th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 8th A Main

Darren Brown

7-8-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

Braden Chiaramonte

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

Geoff Dale

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest 4th A Main

 

 

Brian Brown Racing and Casey’s extend partnership with multi-year agreement

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (November 2, 2023) - Five-time Knoxville Raceway track champion and reigning 360 Knoxville Nationals champion, Brian Brown, is pleased to announce that Casey’s will extend its partnership with Brian Brown Racing through a multi-year agreement, continuing a longstanding and successful tradition that dates to 2010.

Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, Casey’s chain of convenience stores, famously known for their handmade, delicious pizza, serves communities in 16 states with 2500 locations situated throughout much of the Midwestern and Southern United States.

“For over a decade, Casey's has proudly invested time and resources to bring visibility and excitement to sprint car racing and motorsports. Today, we're incredibly excited to announce our renewed sponsorship with Brian for the 2024-25 race season," said Katie Petru, Director, Communications at Casey's. "Brian Brown and his team have been great partners in helping us promote our handmade, delicious pizza among other Casey's favorites like MTN DEW Overdrive, and we look forward to continuing to share the love for the sport with race car fans and our guests and team members across the communities we serve."

“All of us at Brian Brown Racing are excited, as well as grateful, to continue our partnership with Casey’s,” Brian Brown stated. “We love Casey’s mission and we look forward to representing the company, as well as each and every one of their 43,000 employees, at the highest level. With that hopefully comes a lot of victory lane appearances, and a lot of nights celebrating with Casey’s handmade, delicious pizza.”

Although headlines for the new year are already underway, Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing still have work to do, as they are set to tackle The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, for the annual World of Outlaws World Finals on Wednesday through Saturday, November 1-4.

 

 

Amantea Caps Season With Top-Five Run During USAC East Coast Sprint Cars Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (Nov. 1, 2023) - Joey Amantea produced a top-five result with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars last Saturday during the season finale.

Amantea's fourth-place finish at Bridgeport Motorsports Park was his 13 th total top five this year and ninth during USAC East Coast Sprint Cars competition, which was the second most.

"We had good speed," he said. "In the heat race, we won it to make the feature inversion. In the feature our car was coming in. We were running third and got a hole in the center of the tire and it was gradually losing air every lap. It pretty much made it super tight on the cushion. I had to figure out how much more sideways I could get before spinning out. It made it very difficult."

Amantea hung onto a podium position for most of the remainder of the race before dropping to fourth at the end.

"The fact we finished and where we did showed my improvement as a driver," he said. "If this happened a couple of years ago I probably would have demolished the car."

Amantea ended the season third in the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars championship standings despite missing multiple races.

He also competed in a 410ci winged sprint car last Saturday. After mechanical woes during Friday's practice night, Amantea hopped into Bob Lilick's sprint car to race on Saturday. Unfortunately, it was short-lived as Amantea was involved in a crash on the opening lap of a heat race.

"I want to thank Bob Lilick for letting me run the car," he said. "I was coming off the bottom and someone was coming off the top and we met in the middle. It was a racing deal. I was like a parasail through the sky. That was not good."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J. (non-wing sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (5).

Oct. 28 - Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J. (winged sprint car) - Heat race: DNF (9); Feature: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 1 win, 13 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stinger Race Fuel Products

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"To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Aiming for 20 th Win of Year Saturday During Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 1, 2023) - Derek Hagar has one final night remaining on his 2023 racing schedule, giving him one more chance to reach his dream 20-win mark.

"Hitting that 20-win mark would be spectacular," he said. "I feel that's a pretty big accomplishment no matter who or where you are racing. To put yourself in position to win that many races is hard to do."

Hagar plans to race a 305ci winged sprint car owned by Chad Jones this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. He has eight victories at the track this season, including four in the 305 division.

"It gives us a lot of confidence," he said. "We don't get to race there every weekend so to be able to click off eight wins at Riverside is unbelievable.

"We'll be in a really good car. Chad has a nice piece and engine package so I'm looking forward to jumping in it. A.G. Rains takes care of the car. I do the shocks for Chad and A.G. does the maintenance on the car. I think it'll be a simple transition from when we unload out of the trailer."

Hagar has already surpassed his previous season high for wins - 16, which he accomplished in 2014 and 2016. However, Hagar has always dreamed of capturing 20 victories in a single season and he is just one more trip to Victory Lane away.

"I think it is in everybody's mind," he said. "You want to win as much as you can. Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser set that mark that it is doable, winning that many races. That first win of the year is always the hardest to get. Then you just see how many you can earn in a season. This is our last weekend to get to 20 wins. I hope we can, but if not we still had an outstanding year."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 19 wins, 26 top fives, 27 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - AR Dyno Specialty

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"A.G. Rains and AR Dyno Specialty got us tuned up to where this thing runs top notch," Hagar said. "We were able to pick up several wins with his technology and knowledge to help us to get this thing running well."

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

SCCT wraps up season at the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA…What started in March will officially conclude this Saturday as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour caps its season by taking part in the 40th “Tribute to Gary Patterson” at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The can’t miss event showcases the second “Nor*Cal Triple Crown” where three traveling series champions will be crowned in the unique Stockton Dirt Track victory corral. Please note the event on November 4th does feature an earlier start time, with the pit meeting at 3pm and cars on track shortly after.

Along with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, the NARC 410 Sprint Cars and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will also wrap up titles at the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

Going into the final round of the SCCT campaign Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox sits atop the standings by 25-markers over Dylan Bloomfield. The most recent event in Petaluma saw Cox put together an impressive night and come close to victory. He’ll look to carry that same speed into the Stockton finale on Saturday at the helm of the Bates-Hamilton Racing No. 42x.

Bloomfield also had a shot at cracking off a SCCT win last time out, only to encounter issues in lapped traffic. The 17-year-old driver of the Vertullo Racing No. 83v will be gunning for a strong night at the Tribute to Gary Patterson to try and close the gap between himself and Cox.

Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery heads into the night looking to rebound after a DNF in Petaluma relegated him to third in points, now 32 behind Cox.

Rounding out the top-10 heading into Saturday’s program are Suisun City’s Chance Grasty, Clovis’ Dominic Gorden, Dunnigan’s Luke Hayes, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Roseville’s Sean Becker and reigning SCCT champ Andy Forsberg.

Aromas wheel-man Justin Sanders will climb back aboard the Dale Miller Septic No. 4sa on Saturday as the team looks to lock up the SCCT owners’ championship. Sanders is also the defending winner of the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the 11th season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

Tickets and Details:

Tickets for the 40th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday cost $30. Children four and under will be admitted free.

Tickets can be purchased online via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nov-4th-triple-crown-championship-finales-at-the-stockton-dirt-track-tickets-733680186187?aff=g or at the gate on race day. Seating is general admission.

The pit gate will open at 1pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. The pit meeting will be held at 3pm with cars on track shortly after. Hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying, and racing will follow.

There is also no sound rule at the event.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards race. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

 

 

Justyn Cox and BHR set to wrap up the season this Saturday in Stockton

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA…The 2023 campaign has been a solid one for Justyn Cox and this Saturday night it all comes to an exciting conclusion during the 40th annual “Tribute to Gary Patterson” at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Prior to the finale, this past weekend also saw Bates-Hamilton Racing make the trek south to the Kern County Dirt Track for the penultimate outing of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series season.

At the event Cox timed-in 14th overall, followed by a fifth-place finish in his heat race. He then started 14th in the feature and brought home a 12th place result after 30 laps of racing.

“Kern just didn’t go our way last Saturday,” Cox stated. “I didn’t do a good enough job in qualifying, and with the track conditions that really set up the night. We were slightly off in the heat and couldn’t pass anyone. In the feature we made some good changes, but it was hard to pass with it pretty much being one lane on the bottom. P12 isn’t ideal but we’ll take it and move on to this weekend.”

All eyes in Northern California Sprint Car racing this Saturday November 4th will now be planted upon the Stockton Dirt Track for the annual Tribute to Gary Patterson.

The massive event caps off both the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series campaign and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour season respectively. It also marks the first show of the season at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds venue.

Cox heads into the night looking to add the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards title to his resume. So far this season it’s been a consistent one with the SCCT 360s, as he’s brought home top-10 finishes in all but three races.

The Clarksburg driver goes into the SCCT finale possessing a 25-point lead at the top of the standings and hopes to finish it off in style.

On the NARC 410 side of things the 29-year-old heads into the night holding down fourth in the championship standings, which includes a win at the Dennis Roth Classic in April.

“We have two races left with the Stockton Dirt Track double header and I’m excited to see what we can do this weekend,” Cox commented. “We have a chance to win a championship with SCCT and that’s always been a goal of mine since the series inception in 2017.”

Tickets for the 40th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday can be purchased online via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nov-4th-triple-crown-championship-finales-at-the-stockton-dirt-track-tickets-733680186187?aff=g or at the gate on race day.

The pit gate will open at 1pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. The pit meeting will be held at 3pm with cars on track shortly after.

𝑩𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔-𝑯𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒕𝒐𝒏 𝑹𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 would like to thank BenefitRFP, Lippert Construction, Mozingo Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Racing, Sellers Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Rod Tiner Racing, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, Vanlare Steering Repair, Arbo-Tec, Performance Powder Coating, Warehouse Paint, Justice Brothers, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets and Bullet Impressions for their support this season.

𝐁𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬-𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 Kern County Quick Recap-

Saturday October 28th: Qualified (14th), Heat Race (5th), A-main (12th)

𝐔𝐩𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬-

Saturday November 4th: Stockton Dirt Track – NARC and SCCT Finale (40th Tribute to Gary Patterson)

𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁: Tigre

With 80 years of history, Tigre is a multinational company with a strong global presence, a leader in solutions for civil construction. The company offers a broad product portfolio that grows each year.

We are driven by taking care of the water to transform people's quality of life and are the company that takes the experience with water beyond the construction site, by offering the best solutions available.

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Mallett Perseveres for Career-Best Third-Place Finish in ASCS National Tour Championship Standings

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (Oct. 31, 2023) - Jordon Mallett battled through a challenging season to record his career-best points finish with the ASCS National Tour.

Mallett used nine top fives and 21 top 10s with the series to place third in the championship standings.

"We pushed through and to come out with a podium is a good way to pay off the hard work," he said. "The end goal is always the same. I want to be a contender and put myself in contention. It doesn't matter if it's every night, race by race, or we're talking about a championship. At this level everybody's stuff is good and everybody is good. You have to have things go your way. I felt that was where we lacked a few times this year. We got in some bad spots with some bouts with mechanical problems and parts failures we didn't see coming. There were several weeks in the middle of the year we were a week-to-week race team on whether we could continue or have to pull off. We were riding around with a motor in the car and fingers crossed we didn't have any problems. We have some really good people behind us, stepping up and helping us out. We owe it to them to push through and show them we're in this for the long haul."

The theme of perseverance resonated with Mallett throughout the season.

"It's been a year that was trying as far as so many weird things that happened or went wrong," he said. "I'm hoping we got all of those things out of the way and next year we'll start fresh without the bad luck. I'm just glad to persevere. What really stands out is the nights something went drastically wrong and we were able to still perform.

"If you just look at the results it doesn't show the work and determination we put in. A race that stands out was at Caney Valley Speedway (on June 24). It was in the middle of that week by week. We thought we were in good shape. We were really quick in qualifying and were running second in our heat race with a shot to win. We broke a motor with two laps to go. My crew just went to work. We got back to the trailer and it was a quick turnaround before the feature. We swapped motors and cranked on our way to staging. We went out there and got tangled in someone else's mess. We had to go back to the work area and restart the race at the tail. We got back out there and charged all the way to fourth. I feel if we hadn't broke a motor we would have started up front and could have won the deal. The motor we put in had a fresh spark plug that the electrode was broken. So we charged from the back to fourth on seven cylinders. It stands out because there were two or three ways we should have won that race and to still be in the top five was impressive for our team. There were several races like that where we battled to overcome adversity this year."

There were also some smooth nights. Half of Mallett's top fives were podium runs this year, including season-best outings of second place on June 16 at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., and on Aug. 26 at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

"We're taking many positives out of the season and we've found some areas we can build on for next year," he said. "We want to thank all of our partners, fans and supporters. We are eager to get preparation underway for 2024."

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 10 top fives, 25 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Water for Christ

Water for Christ was established from the joint passions of sharing the Gospel of Christ and supplying clean water to villages in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.WaterForChrist.com .

"Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water," Mallett said. "We're trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Battling for World of Outlaws Championship Down to the Wire

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 31, 2023) - Big Game Motorsports enters the final event of the season within striking distance of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship for the second straight year.

David Gravel sits 50 points out of the top spot entering the World of Outlaws World Finals, which runs this Wednesday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

The dirt oval has been a good track for Gravel, who has earned a World of Outlaws win there during four of the last six years. He has five World of Outlaws World Finals triumphs - tied for the most - during that span.

Last year Gravel finished sixth, 10 th and 11th, respectively, during the World of Outlaws World Finals. This year he will likely need podium performances each night to have a chance at his first career World of Outlaws championship.

That isn't out of the question as Gravel leads the World of Outlaws with 11 feature victories this season. He also is atop the chart with 34 podiums and 46 top fives.

Also of note, Gravel enters the action this week with eight podiums in his last 10 races.

SEASON STATS -

77 races, 12 wins, 52 top fives, 65 top 10s, 73 top 15s, 73 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Sean Becker Keeps Winning Streak Alive As He Claims Spooktacular Win in Marysville, CA.

PETERSEN MEDIA- Every season since 2002, Sean Becker has picked up at least one Sprint Car feature event victory. With the season rapidly winding down in Northern California, ‘The Shark’ extended his streak on Saturday night as he picked up the win during the Spooktacular at Marysville Raceway for the second consecutive season.

“The track took a while to get run in, and I was nervous to be the first car out for time trials because it was still greasy,” Sean Becker said. “Luckily, Dan Monhoff put a great car underneath me, and it helped lay down a great lap and our time held up and set us up for a good night.”

With 27 cars in the pit area for the track’s annual ode to former promoter, Paul Hawes, as well as the Halloween holiday, Becker got the night kicked off by timing in third fastest.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Becker played it smart and rolled to a third-place finish. Locking himself into the feature, Becker also earned a berth in the redraw, where the one pill put him on the pole of the 25-lap feature event.

From the front row, Becker was extremely tough out front as he wasted no time opening his lead up. While he did get slowed up in a traffic on a few occasions, the Roseville, CA driver was never seriously challenged up front.

A few restarts sprinkled throughout the race did put the field on his rear bumper, but in the end it was Becker holding off longtime rival, Andy Forsberg, to score his second consecutive Spooktacular win at Marysville Raceway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 6, Top-10’s- 19

ON TAP: Becker’s next event is TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to give Sean a follow on Instagram at @BeckerRacing23.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Sweepstakes Car/Auction Set for World Finals!

Knoxville, IA, October 31, 2023 – The Triple X/Al Parker Engines National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Sweepstakes 410 sprint car is making an appearance this week at the World Finals at the Dirt Track in Concord, North Carolina Wednesday through Saturday! The World of Outlaws sprint cars, World of Outlaws late models and the Super DIRTcars are concluding their 2023 season this weekend in Charlotte. The sweepstakes car will be located under the grandstand, so make sure to get your tickets!

Also, don’t miss the live auction, with proceeds split between the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Walton, Kentucky and the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame in Weedsport, New York. That auction will be held at the zMAX Dragway Pavilion on Saturday, November 4 at 11 a.m.! Don’t miss your opportunity to grab your choice of die-casts, photos and much more!

The sweepstakes sprint car will be given away Monday, December 23, 2024.

The sweepstakes sprint car features a Triple X chassis and is powered by an Al Parker Engines 410 engine. The car is the fifteenth to be awarded by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which receives all proceeds. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country.

Sponsors involved with the sweepstakes car include…

Triple X Race Co., Al Parker Engines, Winters Performance, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Donovan Blocks, KSE, MSD, Wilwood, Saldana Racing Products, TJ Forged, Sage Fruit, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra Shield, All Star Performance, Smith Titanium, Callies, PWR/CR, CP Carillo, HRP Wings, BAM Lifters, FW Shocks, Rod End Supply, Hoosier Tire, King Racing Products, Quick-Car, RacingBars.com, MPI, Schoenfeld, Clevite/Mahle, Total Seal, Trend, Cometic, Tachman and Design Studio 66.

Tickets can also be purchased at www.WinASprintCar.com!

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

MUST SEE RACING RETURNS TO HISTORIC SANDUSKY SPEEDWAY IN ‘24

Holly, Michigan (October 31, 2023) Must See Racing announced today that the 2024 season for both the MSR National Series Presented by Engine Pro and Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series will kick off at Sandusky Speedway with both series in action April 20, 2024.

This will be the first visit to Sandusky Speedway for the National Series since 2019 while the MSR Midwest Lights last competed in October 2022 during Cavalcade Weekend.

Sandusky Speedway has long been the home of Supermodifieds, but sprint car racing has a brief history with the track. In 1989 Jeff Gordon claimed an All Star Circuit of Champions 410 victory before he found NASCAR fame. There have been other 410 sprint car series compete at Sandusky prior to the inaugural appearance of MSR in 2019.

Jimmy McCune won the last and only 410 National event at Sandusky Speedway on August 25, 2019. He was also the days Fast Qualifier with a lap of 15.266 second around the historic half-mile. That Sunday afternoon event drew 22 cars and provided plenty of side-by-side racing throughout the day.

The April 20, 2024, season opener will offer a practice session on Friday April 19. Teams will be able to get acclimated to the track and shake cars down for the first time after a long winter. The following night will see complete racing programs for both series with qualifying, heat races, and feature events.

Must See Racing continues to offer a sneak peek at its 2024 schedule by releasing specific dates each week from the schedule ahead of its release date. The next date that will be released from the 2024 schedule will be November 7.

Tracks already announced from the 2024 National schedule include Owosso Speedway, Birch Run Speedway, and Lancaster Motorplex.

For the latest breaking Must See Racing news please follow us on Facebook or visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

A DOUBLE DOSE OF SPRINTCARS FOR SEASON OPENER
Premier Speedway comes back to life this Saturday November 4 with a fantastic field of cars for the season-opening event presented by Warrnambool Offroad and ARB.
Sprintcars, Pro Sprintcars and Modified Sedans are all on the program for the Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway action.
Sprintcars will compete in both the SRA Open Sprintcar Series and Round 1 of the 2023/24 Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship. There is a healthy nomination list of forty-two Sprintcars from five states of Australia.
The nominated field contains Brock Hallett the defending Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship and current Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic champion.
The quality doesn’t stop there with current Australian Champion Jock Goodyer, former Australian Champion Marcus Dumesny from New South Wales and former ‘Classic’ Champ Lochie McHugh from Queensland, fresh off a last-start win in Toowoomba.
Also fresh off a win albeit in a different form of motorsport is Supercar star Cam Waters, nominated for this weekend's event. Waters joins a host of stars including local Jamie Veal, Murray Bridge’s Ryan Jones and emerging talent such as Tasmanian Tate Frost, Jye Corbet, Jordyn Brazier and last start SRA round winner Rusty Hickman.
The Pro Sprintcars have a great field of twenty-five nominated for the opening C&H Trucking Series round which includes Lochie McHugh and Jamie Veal performing Sprintcar double duty. They join defending C&H Trucking Series winner Jordan Rae aboard the Domain Ramsay owned V9.
Modified Sedans make a welcome return for the VMPA Tritech Lubricants series with twenty-seven nominations which includes current Australian Champion Jarod Waters from Mildura with his Mercedes entry. VMPA series Round 1 winner Wade McCarthy also from Mildura is nominated along with round 1 runner up Shane Roycroft. The field is littered with quality including Kye Walters, Darcy Wilson, Dylan Barrow, Daniel Simpson, Brody Chrystie and the returning Chris Hayden to name a few of the series regulars.

To view the full list of nominations please click; https://premierspeedway.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/November-4_Nominations.pdf

Public gates will open at 4.00pm with on-track action commencing from 5.00pm.
Tickets can be purchased at www.premierspeedway.com.au or can be purchased at the gate from 4.00 pm on race day.

 

 

Ridge & Sons Racing team with Cory Eliason for World of Outlaws World Finals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CONCORD, N.C. (October 31, 2023) - Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) and Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason have officially joined forces, teaming together to battle the nation’s finest in the annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. Eliason, a two-time All Star Circuit of Champions winner in 2023, is certainly no stranger to competition at the Concord complex, highlighting the 2022 World of Outlaws World Finals with a runner-up performance on Friday, November 4.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to race for Brian Ridge at the World Finals. He runs a top-notch operation and I’m confident Tyler [Swank] and I will have great chemistry right out of the trailer,” Eliason said. “Everyone will have their eyes on the World Finals, so it’s our goal to put ourselves in contention every night. To help RSR cap their season with a win is the ultimate goal.”

RSR will roll into the season-ending World Finals fresh off of a competitive Midwest campaign with Aaron Reutzel at the helm, capping their 2023 Knoxville Raceway schedule fourth in the final championship standings. The Iowa-based operation earned eight top-ten scores in 11 point-earning A-Main appearances, three of which ending on top of the podium.

“Cory [Eliason] is a great talent and we’re excited to have him join us in Charlotte,” Brian Ridge, owner of the Commercial Edge, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, No. 8 sprint car, added. “Having a successful weekend at the World Finals would not only help us cap a great season, but ultimately, act as a great momentum kick in preparing for 2024. We’re ready to get started.”

ON DECK: Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) will conclude their 2023 campaign with the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on Wednesday through Saturday, November 1-4.

 

 

RPM@RENO WESTERN WORKSHOPS “SET-TO-GO” WITH JOSH HOLT FROM MYRACEPASS LEADING THE WAY AMONGST MANY SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSIONS AT RPM

- Registration is Open with MyRacePass Ticketing Platform for RPM@RENO Western Workshops at the Silver Legacy –

Buffalo, N.Y. (October 30, 2023) – The 51st Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops will be held at the Silver Legacy at the Row in downtown Reno, Nevada on Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30. The 51st version of the popular sessions has moved to the remodeled “Silver Legacy” to give attendees and exhibitors an enhanced experience during an incredibly busy time of year, further emphasizing that there is no true “off-season” in the sport.

There will be a brief registration hour on Tuesday, November 28 for early attendees at Novi in the Eldorado. The 51st RPM@Reno Western Workshops will have a stellar lineup up of speakers and presenters set for promoters who attend the annual workshops to garner ideas and continue developing and growing their businesses while having the opportunity to connect with a variety of colleagues, industry professionals and exhibitors that touch every corner of the short track racing industry.

The speaking lineup will be headlined by several prominent figures in the motorsports business led by Josh Holt, one of the owner’s of MyRacePass. Holt has brought a unique energy to the business and has built a company that has the ability to work with everyone throughout the industry, tracks, sanctioning bodies and competitors. He has a great and educational story to deliver and can provide help for promoters from angles that have previously been left untouched.

Holt is just the tip of the iceberg in regard to the lineup for the RPM@Reno Western Workshop schedule. New sessions, including the “The Jody Session”, dedicated to Jody Deery, one of the founders and loyal believers in the Workshops. The session will be dedicated to females in the sport and will be led by the women of the sport. Joining these programs will be the traditional sessions, including the legal update and "Pro Bono" hour will be expounded upon and delivered in breakout sessions as well as many other sessions that assist and impact the short track motorsports industry.

Registration for the 51st Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops are now open. Registration online can be completed here; (www.myracepass.com/businesses/21560/tickets/1356231) (www.promotersnewsletter.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=876838) or the form located here may be filled out and returned to RPM via fax (716.685.0923) or e-mail: info@racingpromomonthly.com. These documents and more information may be found at www.promotersnewsletter.com – the official “MyRacePass” website of the RPM Workshops.

If you are looking to make reservations, make them now; the 51st Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops take place, Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30 at the Silver Legacy at the Row, in Reno, Nevada. Rooms can be booked here; The group code is SRRPM23; https://book.passkey.com/go/SRRPM23 (Room Reservations begin at $55.00 per night). (King rooms can be booked for an average of $71.25 per night for a four-night stay; while rooms with two Queen beds can be booked for an average of $81.25 for a four-night stay.)

The 51st Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops stand as a "can't miss" event for track promoters throughout North America.

The Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and RPM Workshops provide an educational and networking program to the motorsports industry. The program provides media and meeting platforms which offer promoters, motorsports management, tracks, sanctions and companies a forum to share, educate and network within. The newsletter and workshops are services of Hoosier Racing Tire and K&K Insurance, with supporting sponsorship coming from Chevrolet Performance Products, RACEceiver, Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino, Simes Graphic Design, MyRacePass and Firethorn Marketing.

Further information regarding the RPM e-newsletters and workshops may be found at the company’s website, www.promotersnewsletter.com

 

 

Mid-Race Wreck Ends Dawson Hammes’ Spooktacular in Marysville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back aboard the VanDyke Motorsports No. 5H on Saturday night in Marysville, CA for the Spooktacular, Dawson Hammes was amidst a solid night inside the Top-10 until mid-race contact sent him into the wall resulting in him getting upside down.

“We had a pretty good night going, but unfortunately we endured some contact in the feature and went for a pretty good ride,” Dawson Hammes said. “I want to thank Harley VanDyke and Evan for continuing to let me driver the No. 5H car.”

With 28 cars checked in for the tracks’ annual Halloween event, Hammes timed the Sacramento Battery Co. backed No. 5H in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Marysville, CA driver had his elbows up and surged to the win. Picking up the win, Hammes was not only locked into the feature, but was also in the redraw as the seven pill placed him in the fourth row to start the 25-lap feature event.

When the 25-lap feature came to life, Hammes didn’t get the jump he had hoped for as he drifted back and lost a few spots early in the race. Slipping all the way back to 13th at one point, Hammes was able to settle in and work his way back forward.

Getting back into 10th on the 12th lap, Hammes was up into eighth on the 13th circuit. Battling hard for track position, Hammes slipped back to ninth on the 15th lap before contact sent him into the wall and it resulted in him getting upside down.

Enduring heavy damage from the wreck, Hammes’ night came to an end.

“It was less than ideal to have the night end like that,” Hammes said. “It is disappointing, really. I do want to thank my parents, Carson, Ally, my Uncle Tony, Travis, Dalton, and Clay for being there on Saturday and showing their support.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 24, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 7, Top 10’s: 14

ON TAP: Hammes is TBD on his next event at this time.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Charges to 2nd at Spooktacular in Marysville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to racing action on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg checked in at Marysville Raceway for the track’s Spooktacular event where he charged from 9th to 2nd in the 25-lap feature event.

“Race wise we were okay,” Andy Forsberg said. “We went out late in time trials and ended up fifth fastest, but that put us in a tough spot to have a shot at the redraw. Things didn’t go our way on that end, and we ended up going from ninth to second in the feature.”

With 28 cars checked in for Marysville Raceway’s Paul Hawes Tribute also dubbed as the Spooktacular, Forsberg went out late in time trials, and timed the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in fifth fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Forsberg worked his way to second as chased after Billy Wallace. Unable to get by Wallace, Forsberg finished second and needed to wait to see if any of the top-four fastest qualifiers failed to transfer through their heat in order to put him in the redraw.

With no such luck, Forsberg took the green flag for the 25-lap feature event from the ninth starting spot. With the track fast and tricky, Forsberg went to work as he slowly raced his way to the front.

Getting up to fifth by the eighth lap, Forsberg continued to work hard as he was in fourth at the race’s halfway point. Racing into third on the 15th lap, he was in second on the 17th lap and had just eight laps to reel in race leader, Sean Becker.

Cutting into Becker’s lead, Forsberg took a big chunk out of Becker’s advantage over the final two laps, but it wasn’t enough as he capped his night off with a second-place finish.

“We gave it our best effort coming from ninth, and we came up just a little short,” Forsberg added.

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, GP Development, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-4, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Forsberg returns to action on Saturday night as he travels to Stockton, CA to take part in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour season finale.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.


 

Late Race Tangle Knocks Ryan Timms Out of KWS/NARC Feature Event

PETERSEN MEDIA: Turning October into an annual California swing the last few seasons, Ryan Timms headed to Bakersfield, CA on Saturday night to take on the KWS/NARC Series at The Kern County Dirt Track. Running inside the Top-10, a late race tangle ended Timms’ night early while he was running inside the Top-10.

“We had good speed all night long, it was just tough to pass in the feature event,” Ryan Timms said. “Unfortunately, a car spun in front of us, and we got into him and it ended our night.”

With 20 cars checked into the series’ penultimate event, Timms timed the CITGO/Hampel Oil/Mystic Lubricants backed No. 5T in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

With the car count, the series utilized a three-heat format and it put the 17-year old Oklahoma City, OK native on the front row of his heat race.

Settling into second when the heat race came to life, Timms was patient as he worked around the Kern County Dirt Track. Utilizing a late move, Timms powered into the lead and went on to pick up the win and make himself eligible for the Dash.

Finishing third in the Dash, Timms was set to go to battle from the third row for the 30-lap feature event. On a track that stayed narrow much of the night, Timms slipped back to seventh as the field settled in around the 1/3 mile oval.

Running inside the Top-10 as laps clicked off, a spinning car ahead of him left Timms with nowhere to go and the damage from the contact was enough to bring his night to an end on the 21st lap.

“It was a tough way to end our night,” Ryan Timms said. “We had some good car speed, and hopefully we can continue that this week in Stockton, CA before we switch gears to midget action.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-103, Wins-10, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-45

ON TAP: Timms will remain in California this weekend as he travels to Stockton, CA to race with the NARC/KWS Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

For all of your Ryan Timms Merchandise, please visit www.shopteam5t.com.

 

 

Dream Comes True for Bertrand Motorsports Owner

With Swanson’s Midget Victory at IRP

SOUTHWICK, Mass., Oct. 30 — A dream came true for team owner Tim Bertrand when driver Kody Swanson and the rest of the Bertrand Motorsports team won a special 30-lap midget race at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP) on Oct. 15.

Bertrand has always wanted to see one of his cars win a feature at the storied 0.686-mile asphalt oval in Brownsburg, Ind., but prior to that day his midgets had always come up shy of the top spot there. Despite his best efforts, an IRP victory remained an unchecked line on his bucket list.

So when Swanson took the checkered flag, both Bertrand and his driver got a little emotional.

The race was one-third of the Howard Companies Championship Sunday at IRP, and part of IRP’s three-race Browns Oil Service National Pavement Midget Championship. Since it was coupled with the USAC Silver Crown and the 500 Sprint Car Tour season finales, many of the nation’s top open-wheel asphalt drivers were on hand and had midget rides too.

But it was Swanson who took the checkered flag first after grabbing the lead from Davey Hamilton Jr. on lap seven and showing the way the rest of the race in one of the Bertrand Motorsports cars, as Todd Bertrand (Tim’s brother) and Nathan Byrd were his teammates. Swanson’s car is a Gerhardt chassis previously owned and meticulously maintained by Jerome Rodela with a Stanton SR-11X Mopar engine. Swanson had a whopping 4.593-second margin of victory over Justin Grant, who just sealed up his second consecutive USAC AMSOIL national sprint car championship.

Swanson, a native of Kingsburg, Calif., who resides in Indianapolis, and his brother, Tanner, are both masters at IRP. They have the most USAC Silver Crown victories ever at the track. Tanner just broke their tie with eight, and Kody currently has seven.

Kody Swanson is the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history with seven championships, and both brothers are also aces in an asphalt sprint or midget.

It marked the second year of Kody Swanson’s participation with the Southwick, Mass.-based Bertrand Motorsports, which has won 12 Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) championships, including this year. In fact, Bertrand Motorsports drivers Avery Stoehr of Lakeville, Mass. and Randy Cabral of Plymouth, Mass., finished first and second in the NEMA point standings this year, just like they did in 2022. Bertrand Motorsports now has 12 NEMA championships and 105 NEMA feature victories. That puts the team just one win away from the late Gene Angelillo, the all-time NEMA car owner winner, who has 106 feature victories.

Indy is a long tow from New England, but that didn’t dissuade Bertrand from wanting to see one of his cars in victory lane at IRP.

“Winning at IRP has been a life-long dream for our team,” he said. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Kody and his family the last two seasons. He has helped to bring our program to the next level. It was also great to have our good friend Danny Drinan at the last IRP race. We would not have run as well as we did without him.

“IRP is one of the toughest tracks in the world,” Bertrand added. “One cloud that moves in and covers the sun before race time, and your day could be ruined. It is such a technical track — both from a setup and driving perspective.

“IRP also has a ton of history with the midgets. Newman, Stewart, Drinan, Vogler, Fedorcak — the list goes on of the amazing drivers who made their name at IRP. I recall watching ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ when I was a kid, and dreamed of either racing or owning a car that ran there some day,” Bertrand said. “I’ve been aiming for an IRP win my whole racing career.”

“Thursday Night Thunder,” which originally aired on ESPN and ESPN2 from 1989 to 2002, drew national attention to racing on short tracks, including IRP. The Emmy-awarding winning program also saw the birth of some of the sports’ legendary drivers.

“IRP can be such a challenging track, and winning in any division is tough, but I feel like the midgets can be the toughest,” Swanson said. “They seem to be the most affected by any changes in track conditions, and it makes them so difficult to keep up with on what the cars need on any particular day.

“Tim has never been shy with his passion for racing, or his drive to win, and he has never wavered in his pursuit to win at IRP,” Swanson continued. “His family and his entire team have continued to put in the time and effort— bringing multiple cars from such a distance to support this type of racing, and continue towards a chance to win. It has been a special team to be a part of, to witness how motivated everyone has been to work through the low spots, trying to get faster, or get better, or just find what might be missing.

“I'm really thankful for the opportunity to race with Tim, his family and this team, and I'm extremely excited to have been able to win one at IRP together.”

Bertrand Motorsports also started 2023 with a bang when it was part of a joint effort with Kevin Swindell and driver Logan Seavey that resulted in a victory in the 37th running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., in January. The Chili Bowl is the biggest indoor dirt midget race in the world, and a winter happening.

The team has one more race in 2023, as it will field three midgets for Swanson, Todd Bertrand and Byrd in the first annual Open Wheel Showdown at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring, a three-eighths-mile asphalt track, on Dec. 1-2. A modern version of the former Copper World Classic, it’s a tripleheader for midgets, winged sprint cars and supermodifieds.

But no matter what happens in Vegas, it’s been a very good year for Bertrand Motorsports, especially now that IRP is finally crossed off its bucket list.

Team sponsors include Stanton, Lakeview Advisors LLC, Pinnacle Financial, Bass Plating, Eibach, and JRC Transportation.

For more information on Bertrand Motorsports follow it on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram (BertrandMotorsports) and Twitter (BertrandMS). For more information on Swanson see kodyswansonracing.com and shopkodyswanson.com and follow him on Facebook (KodySwansonRacin) and Twitter and Instagram (kodyswanson).

 

Greg Wilson aims big in season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals

Oct 30, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (October 30, 2023) – Another season has come and gone for Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson, but there’s still one stop to make, and that stop is in Concord, North Carolina, where the former two-time All Star Circuit of Champions champion will join the Greatest Show On Dirt for the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on November 1-4.

Wilson, ace of his own Greg Wilson Racing, Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, CJMM, No. W20 sprint car, will roll into The Tar Heel State with two victories under his belt, one of which accomplished during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series action at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and the second during Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) competition at Silver Bullet Speedway in Owendale, Michigan. The pair of wins only pad an impressive 2023 stat sheet that also includes 19 top-ten scores, nine of which accomplished within the top five.

Speaking of top ten, Wilson’s most recent highlight is a tremendous drive at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, climbing from 20th to ninth in Eldora Speedway’s 4-Crown Nationals featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“It’s a big stage at the World Finals and we’re excited to be a part of it,” Greg Wilson said. “To my family, my supporters, and of course, my great partners, thank you for getting us this far. It was a bumpy road in 2023, but we accomplished a lot and I’m proud of our efforts. We’ll roll into the World Finals with the intent to conclude our season with three great finishes. I know we’re more than capable of accomplishing that goal.”

ON DECK:
Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing will conclude their 2023 campaign with the season ending World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on Wednesday through Saturday, November 1-4.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their primary and secondary marketing partners including: Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, and CJMM.

Greg Wilson Racing product partners include: Kistler Racing Engines, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, Simpson Racing Products, BRS Berryman Racing Shocks, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Smith Titanium, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Nagy Equipment Sales, Inter-state Truck Repair, Ultra-Shield Race Products, Triple XXX Race Cars, Real-Capz, KSE Race Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, TI22, King Racing Products, Sharp Advantage, Saldana Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, HRP Hepfner Racing Products, Burns Petroleum, GRC Greber Racing Components, FK Shocks, Fully Injected Motorsports

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 9
Top-tens: 19
Wins: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions action at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14. Finished 16th in Attica Raceway Park’s Core & Main Spring Nationals finale on Saturday, April 15. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 12. Rallied from 14th to finish sixth in Sharon Speedway visit on Saturday, May 13. Finished second in FAST Series program at Knox Raceway in Knox, PA, on Sunday, May 14. Finished fifth during Western PA Speedweek action at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, June 3. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with an 11th-place score at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 9. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in USCS doubleheader through Tennessee; fourth at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday, June 23, and third at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday, June 24. Finished ninth from 14th at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 28. Finished tenth in the annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, July 8. Finished 15th in Eldora Speedway’s “Eldora Million” on Thursday, July 13. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Illinois, on Saturday, July 22. Won first race of the season during IRA start at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Friday, July 28. Finished ninth during IRA start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 29. Won the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) main event at Silver Bullet Speedway in Owendale, Michigan, on Saturday, August 12. Finished eighth with All Star Circuit of Champions at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 19. Finished second during 410 start at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, August 20. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Michigan, on Friday, August 25. Rallied from 14th to sixth in Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3. Finished seventh and third in Attica/Fremont Championship Series action at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9. Rallied from 20th to ninth in All Star 4-Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 23.


 

 

Westfall concludes season with runner-up performance in Waynesfield’s Goblin Classic
ByTyler Altmeyer
Oct 30, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (October 30, 2023) – Although Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports’ USAC campaign ended on a deary note, losing the Series’ season-ending doubleheader in Oklahoma due to Mother Nature, the Forest, Ohio-based non-wing operation still had one last chance compete, and compete is what they did, eventually concluding Waynesfield Raceway Park’s Goblin Classic with a runner-up score on Saturday, October 28.

Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, No. 33M sprint car, started fourth in Waynesfield’s season-ending program, using his eventual runner-up performance to solidify his eighth top-five outcome of the year, simultaneously increasing his top-ten tally to 18. In addition, Westfall and his “Bumblebee Express” accomplished two victories in 2023, one during Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) competition in Florence, Kentucky, and the second during USAC competition at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Arkansas; the USAC triumph was a first-ever for car owner Ray Marshall.

“To end the year with a runner-up performance is pretty special for everyone at Ray Marshall Motorsports. We wanted one spot better, but it always feels good to be in the hunt,” Matt Westfall concluded. “Overall, I’m thrilled with our season. We accomplished a lot this year and I’m proud of our efforts. We were able to beat the best in the business at Texarkana and that’s definitely a moment we won’t forget. The off-season is a time to regroup and that’s exactly what we are going to do.”

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.
Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/
Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/
News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 8
Top-Tens: 18

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned three consecutive USAC National Sprint Car Series top-ten finishes during visits to Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba Raceway Park on February 14, 16, and 18; tenth, seventh, and eighth, respectively. Finished second in Paragon Speedway’s No Way Out 40 on Saturday, March 11 – he started seventh. Finished tenth during USAC start at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, April 14. Rallied from a provisional starting position to finish 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Scored three consecutive podium finishes during USAC National Sprint Cars and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series competition on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 25, 27, and 28; fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis on May 25, first during BOSS Series action at Florence Speedway in Walton, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 27, and second during non-wing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 28. Finished sixth during USAC Corn Belt Clash start at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. Finished third in BOSS Series start at Knox Raceway on Sunday, June 11. Finished ninth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Big Diamond Speedway on Thursday, June 15. Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 24. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth with USAC National Sprint Cars at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, on Friday, July 7. Finished tenth during Indiana Sprint Week opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Friday, July 21. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Saturday, August 12. Earned A-Main start in Kokomo Speedway’s annual Smackdown on Saturday, August 27. Won second feature of 2023, first with USAC, at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas, on Saturday, September 9. Finished third and ninth with USAC National Sprint Cars in starts at Gas City I-69 Speedway (9/21) and Eldora Speedway (9/23). Finished second in the Goblin Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 28.

2023 Wins: 2 (Florence Speedway | BOSS | Saturday, May 27), (Texarkana 67 Speedway | USAC | Saturday, September 9)


 


Whittall caps 2023 campaign with runner-up score in SprintOberfest’s Non-Winners segment
ByTyler Altmeyer
Oct 30, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (October 30, 2023) – Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports capped their 2023 season in a positive manner, not only competing in their home state of New Jersey, but ultimately highlighting their weekend at Bridgeport Motorsports Park with a runner-up performance in the facility’s SprintOberfest Non-Winners segment on Friday, October 27. Whittall, who hails from nearby Vincentown, was nearly victorious in his eventual runner-up outcome, keeping himself in contention with a persistent, side-by-side battle with Lincoln University, Pennsylvania’s Tyler Ross.

Unfortunately, Whittall’s attempt in Bridgeport’s SprintOberfest finale the following evening ended as a dreaded DNF, concluding the 40-lap, $15,000-to-win program on lap 19 after battling as high as fifth; accidental contact with another competitor was the catalyst.

Although several weeks of Whittall’s 2023 season were forced to take a backseat to concussion protocol, the former Port Royal Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway winner concluded the year with an array of highlights, scoring 14 top-ten finishes in total with three of those accumulated within the top five. Whittall’s prized accomplishment occurred at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio – where The Garden State wheelman qualified for the $1,002,023-to-win Eldora Million main event; he raced on to finish 16th.

“To end our season in New Jersey is pretty special, especially with such a strong showing on Friday night,” Whittall, ace of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal, No. 67 sprint car, said. “I’m proud of our team and what we were able to accomplish this year. It takes a lot of work and dedication to prepare a team to compete in Central Pennsylvania, and I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by a lot of great people who make that possible. It’s a short off-season, but the plan is to get to work right away.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports
Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

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

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 3
Top-Tens: 14

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker [Round #2] on Sunday, February 26; started 17th. Finished seventh from 14th in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5 – Hard Charger Award. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5. Finished fifth at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 14. Hard Charged during All Star action at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Thursday, May 25; rallied from 17th to ninth. Finished eighth during the Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway start on Saturday, June 3. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17. Finished seventh at Port Royal Speedway on July 4. Finished seventh at Port Royal Speedway on July 8. Finished 16th in Eldora Speedway’s $1,002,023-to-win Eldora Million on Thursday, July 13. Finished 13th in Port Royal Speedway’s annual Tuscarora 50 on Thursday, October 5 (All Star Circuit of Champions). Finished second in Bridgeport’s SprintOberfest Non-Winners Feature on Friday, October 27.

2022 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway | $6,000 | October 14)

 

Dietrich runner-up in Bridgeport SprintOberfest finale; BAPS’ Final Showdown to cap season
Oct 30, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 30, 2023) – Although one spot short of attaining a $15,000 payday, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich’s performance in Bridgeport’s SprintOberfest finale on Saturday, October 28, was one to remember, nearly earning the edge over eventual winner, Kyle Reinhardt. Dietrich, who started seventh on the 40-lap blockbuster, drove to the tailtank of Reinhardt with two to go, but a bold move by the Neptune City, New Jersey, native forced a lapper between himself and Dietrich which ultimately sealed the deal.

The runner-up result was Dietrich’s second in just as many attempts, finishing in the identical spot one weekend prior at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania.

Although Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, New Jersey, is not a regular destination for competitors in Posse Country, Dietrich visited the facility twice in October alone, activating the month with a sixth-place performance during High Limit Sprint Car Series action on Tuesday, October 3.

“One spot short again, but we’ve been in the hunt and that’s just as important,” Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, said. “We have one start left on our schedule. Our goal is to go out with a win. We were close at BAPS last weekend, so I think we’re capable of earning one spot more.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will conclude their 2023 campaign with BAPS Motor Speedway’s Final Showdown on Saturday, November 11.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

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

STATS:
2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 38
Top-10s: 52
Wins: 7

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5. Finished sixth during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 14. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, April 21. Won first race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Finished third on back-to-back occasions; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 6. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 10. Finished second at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14. Rallied from 20th to 11th in Wayne County Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on May 16. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19. Finished ninth with World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 20. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 21. Finished second from 11th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Doug Esh Tribute on Friday, May 26. Finished fourth in the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale on Sunday, May 28. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 2. Earned Ohio Sprint Speedweek triumph at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, June 10. Earned PA Sprint Speedweek tune-up victory at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 17. Earned fourth victory of 2023 at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 8; started tenth. Earned back-to-back Hard Charger Awards with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series while in action at BAPS Motor Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on July 21; 19th to eighth at BAPS and 15th to seventh at The Grove. Finished fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Grandview Speedway on Wednesday, July 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 29. Won fifth feature of the season in Williams Grove Speedway start on Friday, August 18. Finished eighth and second in Port Royal Speedway Twin-25 program on Saturday, August 19. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, August 20; earned Hard Charger Award. Finished fourth in Williams Grove’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Friday, August 25. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on Saturday, August 26. Won sixth feature of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Scored four consecutive top-ten finishes in Labor Day weekend stretch; third at Williams Grove Speedway on September 1, fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic preliminary on September 2, second in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic finale on September 3, and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on September 4. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Billy Kimmel Memorial on Friday, September 15. Finished third in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial on Saturday, September 16. Finished ninth in the $75,000-to-win National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished sixth in High Limit Sprint Car Series start at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Tuesday, October 3. Won Port Royal Speedway Tuscarora 50 Non-Qualifiers feature on Thursday, October 5. Finished second at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 21. Finished second in Bridgeport’s SprintOberfest main event on Saturday, October 28.

2023 Wins: 7 | Selinsgrove Speedway (April 23), Fremont Speedway (June 10), Lincoln Speedway (June 17), Lincoln Speedway (July 8), Williams Grove Speedway (August 18), BAPS Motor Speedway (August 27), Port Royal Speedway [Tuscarora 50 NQ Main] (October 5)

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

Reinhardt Captures $15,000 Oktoberfest Victory at Bridgeport
Will Close Out Season November 11th at BAPS Motor Speedway’s Final Showdown

Swedesboro, NJ – October 30, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt has won a lot of races in his home state of New Jersey over the years, but the one box he had not checked yet was a 410 sprint car victory there.

Opportunities are not plentiful to do so given the rarity of 410 races in NJ but each time Bridgeport Motorsports Park has the sprint cars on the card, Reinhardt is there along with a large contingent of family and friends.

Reinhardt has been fast all year, including a top-five finish at Bridgeport with the highly competitive High Limit Series. Back in May, he scored a runner-up finish at the Swedesboro track with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

This time $15,000 was up for grabs and Reinhardt was on a mission.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: October 28, 2023

Team: Capitol Renegade No.91
Event: Oktoberfest
Track: Bridgeport Motorsports Park
City, State: Swedesboro, NJ
Quick Stats: 25 cars, Qualifying 1st Group 3, Heat 3rd (4), Dash 2nd (2), A-main 1st (2)

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Once again, Reinhardt was fast out of the box in the Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91. He clocked in quickest in group three qualifying with a lap of 12.904 seconds around the 4-tenths mile, high banked facility.

The qualifying effort put Reinhardt 4th on the grid for his 8-lap heat race. He grabbed 3rd at the drop of the green and held on to that spot to the finish to transfer and lock into the dash.

The dash redraw put Reinhardt on the outside of the front row. He gave chase to polesitter Justin Peck but settled for a runner-up finish.

Starting on the outside of the front row alongside Peck, Reinhardt wasted no time. He took command of the race on lap one of the 35-lap finale using the high line off of turn two. He had Peck and Anthony Macri hot on his heels.

Peck pressured Reinhardt for the next twenty laps as the pair diced through lapped traffic at a torrid pace. Meanwhile, Danny Dietrich was inching closer to the front.

A caution with sixteen laps remaining turned into a fuel stop. When the race resumed, Dietrich wrestled 2nd away from Peck. Meanwhile, Reinhardt caught lapped traffic again and sliced through it quickly, keeping lapped cars between himself and Dietrich.

With three laps remaining, Dietrich had clear track between himself and Reinhardt, but the Neptune City, NJ native dove low into turn one on the final lap, clearing a lapped car and putting a cushion between himself and Dietrich again. The move sealed the $15,000 victory and ignited a huge celebration with family, friends, and of course a Coors Banquet beer in hand.

“Man, I love racing here. I love racing in New Jersey. So many friends and family out here, it’s an awesome deal to win this.“, a very happy Reinhardt said in victory lane. “We’ve been so close so many times to win a 410 race in NJ, it just means a lot to finally get it done.“

“It got really hairy a few times tonight. This place is just so fast…badass fast. We were catching the lapped cars so quickly, it was really hard to judge where they were going.“

“I can’t thank my friends and family enough and of course my crew, Chris, David, Lawnton, Kent, and Mike. The people who support me, Wayne Quackenbush and Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer and Ace Distributing, and Henry’s Wrecker Service. They are the ones behind the scenes who really make this happen for me.“

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
UP NEXT

Reinhardt now has three wins on the season at three different tracks. He and the team will take the upcoming weekend off, then return to the site of his first victory this year, BAPS Motor Speedway, where he will close out his schedule with the Les Stewart Showdown on November 11th.

You can follow Reinhardt’s social media channels listed below or check Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the latest schedule updates.

SEASON STATS

60 races, 3 wins, 13 top 5’s, 30 top 10’s, 39 top 15’s

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Coors Banquet Beer

HISTORY

Coors Banquet beer was first brewed 150 years ago. It was the original product brewed by Adolph Coors in Colorado when he first established his brewery in 1873.

Over those 150 years, Coors has not compromised their craft. Since day one Coors Banquet has been brewed only in Golden, Colorado, with Rocky Mountain spring water and Moravian barley.

The company will celebrate their sesquicentennial on September 30th, 2023, with a huge street festival in the town where it all began – Golden, Colorado. This memorable event will feature a lineup of live musical performances, local artisans, brewery tours, limited-edition merch, and great food and beer.

SUPPORT LOCAL

Ace Distributing is a leading beverage wholesaler in South Central Pennsylvania, right in the heart of the racing community.

When you head to your favorite dirt track, you want your favorite ice cold beer to enjoy, right? Ace services over 1,400 direct retail partners across Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.

That means you can pick up some Coors Banquet beer from your local distributor on the way to your favorite track!

Please drink responsibly!

Kyle Reinhardt celebrates his win at Bridgeport Motorsports Park with a Coors Banquet beer! (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)
Kyle Reinhardt showers everyone in victory lane with a Coors Banquet beer after his win at Bridgeport Motorsports Park (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)
Kyle Reinhardt ripping around Bridgeport Motorsports Park in his home state of NJ (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)
ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook: Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Twitter: Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21

Instagram: Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions event, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway AND select PA Speedweek shows is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
Capitol Renegade
Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers
Coors Banquet Beer
Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Mettec

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

HP Engines

Titan Wings

Simpson Race Products

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

 

 

DECAIRE CLASSIC 41 UP NEXT FOR SOUTHERN SPRINTS
October 30, 2023 – The BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series (SSSS) will be in action this Saturday night November 4, 2023, at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida for the second annual ‘Sandi Decaire Classic 41’. This will be the biggest race of the season in terms of purse money and driver participation for the series.
The event is run in honor of Sandi DeCaire who passed away in 2015. DeCaire was a former Golden Gate Speedway trophy girl and track official at Dirt Devil’s Speedway in Land O’Lakes. She was instrumental in regularly working with young kart racers who were just beginning their racing careers, many of whom will compete in Saturday's event as adults. She was the wife of series Tech Director Terry DeCaire and mother of former series champion Troy DeCaire.
Over $10,000 has been raised for the event by the family and will be used to bolster the purse, provide lap money, and provide exceptional trophies for the event. The winner of Saturday night’s second annual 41-lap feature event is guaranteed $4,100.
A strong field of over 20 cars is expected, headlined by current series champion Daniel Miller. Miller continues to march towards his first series championship with only 2 races remaining on the 2023 SSSS calendar.
Defending series champion Davey Hamilton Jr. returns to competition after spending the summer racing in the Midwest.
Current SSSS 602-point leader Ryan Adema is expected to compete as well as the most recent series winner Joe Liguori.
Other expected entrants include Scotty Adema, Sport Allen, Brady Allum, Colton Bettis, Ray Bragg, Bruce Brantley, Larry Brazil Jr., JJ Dutton, Rex Hollinger, Steven Hollinger, Tommy Nichols, Dylan Reynolds, Brady Reynolds, Bryan Riddle, and Dude Teate among others.
A pre-race ceremony is being planned that will see each driver introduced to the crowd from a temporary stage built specifically for the event.

For updates and race info leading up to the event go to Pavement Pounders on Facebook.

 

 

Kale Drake Earns a Ride for the 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals with Keith Kunz Motorsports

Belleville, IL. (10/27/23) Keith Kunz Motorsports, a powerhouse in the world of midget, micro, and sprint car racing, is thrilled to announce the addition of rising star Kale Drake to the 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals driver roster, bringing together one of the most renowned teams in motorsports with one of the most promising up-and-coming talents on the racing circuit.

Kale Drake, the eighteen-year-old talent known for his incredible skill behind the wheel and unwavering dedication to the sport, is set to make his debut in the prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals under the banner of Keith Kunz Motorsports, marking an important step in the young driver's career and promises to create a dynamic duo that will captivate fans and competitors alike.

Team owner Keith Kunz expressed his enthusiasm about this new addition to the roster, “We're incredibly excited to welcome Kale Drake to our team for the 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals. I’ve had my eye on the kid for some time, his work ethic stands out for me personally, he maintains his own equipment and I think knowing how a car works and how to make it better are key ingredients in making a good race car driver. His craft is impressive, after his 15th-to-2nd run in the Giveback Classic at Port City Raceway, I just knew I had to figure out a way to give him a shot.”

Hailing from Collinsville Oklahoma, Kale Drake has been making a name for himself in the racing world by cruising to a pair of victories this season in the recognizable JPU Racing, EnergIce, MB2 Industries, Southwest Overhead Doors, FK Rod Ends, #26 while capturing the 2023 POWRi Outlaw Micro League season Championship. Placing runner-up in the notable Giveback Classic, Drake would raise attention throughout the end-of-the-season push while contending with top-tier talents.

“After Port City’s showing, I got together with several of my partners for the KKM Giveback Classic, and we were all in agreement that this would be a great opportunity for both parties. David Page with Page Construction, (PAGEKC.com) loved the idea as he has giveback promotions of his own in late model stock car divisions and came on board as the primary sponsor. Rush Race Gear, FloRacing, Eibach, MPI, and Engler Machine are helping in their own way to make this possible,” said team patriarch Keith Kunz.

Concluding with Keith stating, “Although Kale does have a handful of National midget starts under his belt, the whole team thought it would be in everyone's best interest to get some laps in the car prior to practice night at the Chili Bowl Nationals. So, we’ll all head to Ventura, CA on November 24-25 for the Turkey Night Grand Prix where he can get a practice night on Friday as well as the race night to get acquainted with the car and crew”.

The 38th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals, scheduled to take place from January 7-13 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, promises to be an exhilarating event with the participation of Kale Drake alongside other distinguished drivers. Racing enthusiasts and fans can expect thrilling moments and intense competition as the team gears up for the prestigious championship with all the action available LIVE on www.FloRacing.com.

Keith Kunz Motorsports encourages fans to follow Kale Drake's journey and stay updated with the latest developments leading up to the Chili Bowl Nationals. For more information about Keith Kunz Motorsports and their racing endeavors, visit their website at www.keithkunzmotorsports.com.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

MARK HENRY RECORDS HIS BEST 410 SPRINT CAR MAIN EVENT FINISH AT THE IMPERIAL VALLEY RACEWAY

(Rosamond, CA, October 26, 2023) Budding sprint car driver Mark Henry scored his best 410 finish yet when he steered his #39R GAS Chassis to an 11th-place finish last Saturday in the Southern California Open Competition Sprint Car main event at the Imperial Valley Raceway. The result came in only his fourth 410 race and it came on the same track that he drove a lightning sprint to a second-place finish one year ago.

Friday was practice night. It included a $1,000.00 to-win Fast Car Dash that was dangled in front of the drivers. Being only his fourth time in a 410, Henry caught the eyes of many when he recorded the eighth fastest time of the 13 cars on hand. He only missed qualifying for the dash by two positions.

A night after the confidence-building practice, Henry and the other 15 entries got around to the business portion of the weekend. The Saturday program included qualifying, heat races, and a 20-lap main event for all the drivers on hand. Henry, a Rosamond, California-based racer, timed in with the 13th fastest lap in qualifying. That placed him in the first 8-lap heat race where he started in the eighth position on the brilliantly lit oval. A turn-three tangle in the brief race sent him to the back of the pack for the restart. He advanced up to sixth by the time the checkered flag came down.

Contesting only his fourth night in a powerful 410, Henry began the main in 11th. Being that it was only a 20-lapper on a small track meant things had to get done in a hurry. The past NHRA Junior Drag Racer did a majority of his prior racing driving in straight lines. However, he is adapting well to oval racing. That was evident in the main event. Just past the halfway point, he had motored his way up to fifth. His run was impressive but a tangle with a stopped car altered the progress. Unfortunately, that sent him to the back for the restart.

After the restart, Henry got tangled with one of racing’s most controversial topics. Infield tractor tires! As always happens, the tire won the battle and Henry was done for the night. He ended up finishing in the same 11th spot that he started. That was four positions better than his previous best 15th place finish on the Bakersfield

Speedway in June.

The personable driver gets two weeks off before returning to action for the 2023 USAC/CRA finale at Perris Auto Speedway on November 11th. With only that series race remaining on his schedule, it assures him the opportunity to chase the Rookie of the Year award in 2024.

Henry is a breath of fresh air in sprint car racing. His knowledge and enthusiasm bode well for his progress in the sport. His only sponsor at this time is GAS Chassis. If you would like to be a marketing partner with this new, fan-friendly driver in 2024, feel free to call him at (661) 886-9027 or send him an email at mailto:Mark.Henry6698@gmail.com.

Mark Henry 2023 Racing Results 6/24/23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main 9/23/23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main 10/14/23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th B Main

10/21/23 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Open Sprints 11th A Main

 


 

Dominic Scelzi Scores Top Five During Each Night of Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi produced one of his most successful weekends during the famed 29 th annual Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing.

Scelzi was one of 60-plus drivers who invaded Thunderbowl Raceway last weekend for the marquee 360ci winged sprint car event. He recorded a top-five finish each night before finishing fourth in the overall points standings.

"It's hard to be thrilled, but hard to be upset," he said. "I'm happy with our consistency night in and night out. We had good speed. We had a good car all weekend long. We just didn't get the yellows when we needed them or the breaks. At the end of the day we weren't good enough to win the Trophy Cup."

The action got underway last Thursday with Scelzi qualifying ninth quickest in his group. A run from fourth to second place in a heat race and from sixth to third place in a B Main earned a spot in the main event as the fifth starter.

"We were pretty good," he said. "The track was really slick. We were able to run guys down off turn two when they'd hang and I'd slide them into turn three. We got to second and got to the leader and a yellow came out with about nine laps to go. I tried to do the diamond move again. I didn't hit it as good as I needed and Rico (Abreu) was able to get by me and the leader. The track started to lay a little bit of rubber. I slipped out of it in turn two and that cost me another spot so I finished fourth."

Scelzi showcased similar results on Friday, timing in sixth quickest in his group before maneuvering from fifth to third place in a heat race and from sixth to third place in a B Main. He started and finished fourth in the feature.

"We made some changes to get ourselves better and it wasn't as good as we normally are," he said. "We were still good, but I never made any ground on anybody."

Scelzi started the finale on Saturday by placing seventh in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the third row in the 50-lap A Main.

"It started off fast, but we were really good," he said. "We got right to fourth and it took us some time to work to third. We kept getting better and was all over second place. Unfortunately, we couldn't get by before the halfway race stop. After we restarted the race track was really fast and when it slowed down I got racing for second. I got chopped a couple of times and short slid back. I wasn't able to put second place away. On a restart I tried to hail mary the top and got passed."

Scelzi ended fourth, but moved up a position when another driver was disqualified. His third-place result marked his 35 th top five of the season.

Next up will be a NARC 410 Sprint Car Series event this Saturday at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. Scelzi enters the event ranked third in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (4); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (5).

Oct. 20 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (5); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (4).

Oct. 21 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 12 wins, 35 top fives, 41 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Meridian Steel

Meridian Steel manufactures steel for a variety of uses, including 80 percent of the steel used by Scelzi Enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.MeridianSteel.com .

"Sam at Meridian Steel has been a supporter for us for several years and is tied in with our family business," Scelzi said. "Not only is he a sponsor of our race team, but he enjoys racing in general. We're grateful to have his support."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Gravel Guides Big Game Motorsports to Electric World of Outlaws Win With Last-Lap Pass at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 25, 2023) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel executed a last-lap pass to capture the final race at Devil's Bowl Speedway last Saturday.

It marked the second straight season he's won the final night of a track's existence as he picked up the victory during the finale at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., last year.

The team was efficient throughout the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Stampede at Devil's Bowl Speedway. Gravel qualified fourth quickest and won a heat race before he placed second in both the dash and the main event on Friday.

Saturday showcased second-place outings in qualifying, a heat race and the dash to once again line Gravel up on the outside of the front row for the main event. He used the entire race before making a move on the leader exiting turn four on the final lap, earning the triumph by 0.015 seconds.

"What a way to send off Devil's Bowl," Gravel said during a post-race interview on DIRTVision. "I'm sick of running second. I saw a stat that I ran six seconds in the last 10 races, so that was way too many. I was sending it no matter what. I know Carson (Macedo) and Brad (Sweet) were having trouble, but at the end of the day, I've just got to try to win races no matter what they do. Happy to finally get one."

It marked Gravel's first World of Outlaws win since July 30. The victory was his 11 th of the season with the Outlaws and 87 th career triumph, moving him into 10 th place on the all-time World of Outlaws wins list.

The winning performance also closed Gravel to within 50 points of the championship lead heading into the final World of Outlaws event of the season - the World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 1-4 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 20 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (2).

Oct. 21 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

77 races, 12 wins, 52 top fives, 65 top 10s, 73 top 15s, 73 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 1-4 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

$40,000 REASONS TO ATTEND THE 2024 ‘CLASSIC’

Teams participating at the 2024 The Flying Horse Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be competing for a massive $40,000 to win ‘Classic’ Feature on Sunday January 21, 2024.
The rise in the winner’s payout solidifies the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as the largest paying Sprintcar event in the nation. The$40,00 prize sees an increase of $10,000 from the usual payout, prior to $50,000 awarded in 2023 to celebrate the 50thevent anniversary.
While the winner takes home the $40,000 there is over $110,000 paid out across thetwenty-four ‘Classic’ A-Main qualifiers.
More recently Premier Speedway has ensured the ‘Classic’ prize money pays well down the line. The latest financial injection raises the event which has been paying $30,000 to win for some time stated Club President Richard Parkinson.
It is with the support of The Flying Horse Bar & Brewery, Rafferty’s Tavern, Carlton United Breweries and our other fantastic event sponsors that enable the Premier Speedway Club to evolve the event and maintain the positioning of Australia’s largest Speedway event said Premier Speedway General Manager Michael Parry.
The 2024 The Flying Horse Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be held at Premier Speedway Warrnambool from January 19 – 21, 2024.
Tickets for the 2024 The Flying Horse Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic are available now from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au
Premier Speedway would like to thank and acknowledge our premium event partners for the 2024 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic: The Lady Bay Resort, VG Cabinets, The Standard, Fitzmedia Productions and GJ Gardner Homes.
The Premier Speedway Club is a member-based club originating in 1958, managing the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic since the inaugural event in 1973.

 

TWIN STATE AUTO RACING CLUB 2023 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

The twin state auto racing fan club based out of

Youngstown Ohio is proud to announce the

Hall of Fame class for 2023 for the

following categories.

Hall of fame

Retired driver Tommy Kristyak Jimmy Hawley Larry Walters Davey Johnson Danny Holtgraver

Car owner Bob Mcmillin Butch Rapp Doc Crawford Tim Temple

Racing contributor Mike Leone Bert and Bridgette Emick Lon and Pam Baker

Deceased drivers Mark Flinner Rick Ryder Bobby Tinkham

The banquet is open to the general public, and is Saturday Nov 18 2023 at Cimineros banquet hall in downtown Niles Ohio. Call Jim Balentine sr at 330.758.2187 for banquet ticket info. You can also find information forthcoming on our Facebook page.

 

 

Reinhardt’s Stellar Day Slips Away at BAPS Motor Speedway
Bridgeport’s SprinToberfest on Deck

York Haven, PA – October 26, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt returned to action Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway in the Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 following a two-week break provided by Mother Nature.

The York Haven, Pennsylvania oval has been good to Reinhardt in 2023. He tallied an average finish of 5.2, including one win in his first five starts there this year.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: October 21, 2023

Team: Capitol Renegade No.91
Event: Britton Finkenbinder Memorial
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway
City, State: York Haven, PA
Quick Stats: 37 cars, Qualifying 1st Group 1, Heat 2nd (4), A-main 5th (4)

OPPORTUNITY LOST

The 37 teams on hand were split into four groups for time trials and heat races. Reinhardt was quick out of the box, posting the quickest lap in his group. He followed that up by going 4th to 2nd in his heat race.

Reinhardt took the green for the 30-lap A-main from outside row two and immediately grabbed the 3rd position. Over the opening ten circuits, he worked on runner-up Dylan Norris and finally took the position away on lap twelve.

For the next fifteen laps, Reinhardt patiently pursued leader Troy Wagaman Jr., looking and waiting for the right opportunity to strike to take the top spot. He pulled alongside Wagaman’s No.27 on a few occasions before a caution appeared with three laps remaining.

On the ensuing restart, Devon Borden attempted to squeeze under Reinhardt entering turn one but wasn’t able to do so cleanly and made contact with the Neptune City, NJ native’s No.91, causing the pair to spin.

Reinhardt managed to keep his mount rolling and thus maintained the 2nd position on the restart. Unfortunately, the damage sustained from the contact affected the handling and he slipped to a 5th-place finish during the final three laps.

“I had another great car tonight. I was trying to be patient in 2nd but got mowed over on that late restart. The car took a lot of damage and I struggled from there.“, Reinhardt commented.

“Thanks to my guys. Chris Shuttlesworth had the 91 tuned up! Big thank you to Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, Ace Distributing, and Henry’s Wrecker for their continuing support. Felt like we could have had one for them tonight.“

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
UP NEXT

This weekend Reinhardt will unload the Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 in his home state of New Jersey for Bridgeport Motorsports Park’s Sprintoberfest.

The 410 sprint cars will be in competition on Friday and Saturday, October 27-28. Cars will hit the track at 6pm Friday and 4pm Saturday.

You can follow Reinhardt’s social media channels listed below or check Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the latest schedule updates.

SEASON STATS

59 races, 2 wins, 12 top 5’s, 29 top 10’s, 38 top 15’s

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Henry’s Wrecker Service is always at the ready!

Henry’s Wrecker Service operates 24/7/365 to help keep the roads clear! Traffic in the metro area is among the worst in the nation. In order to help reduce traffic and keep roads flowing, they operate the largest fleet of tow trucks, including many large wreckers that are on constant standby for when accidents happen.

Their experienced, professional drivers are experts in recovery and accident clean up.

Henry’s Wrecker, at your service, ALWAYS! Visit HenrysWrecker.com to learn more!

SWIFT AND EFFICIENT Roadside Assist and Towing Services. Call them anytime at 703-698-8900!

photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography
ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook: Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Twitter: Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21

Instagram: Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions event, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway AND select PA Speedweek shows is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
Capitol Renegade
Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers
Coors Banquet Beer
Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Mettec

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

HP Engines

Titan Wings

Simpson Race Products

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

 

 

POWRi 410 BOSS Salute to Service Approaches at Tri-State Speedway on November 10-11

Belleville, IL. (10/24/23) Enhancing the final weekend of the second season with a double dose of honor and adrenaline rushes, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series in partnership with T2Promotions presents the Inaugural 410 Salute to Service at Tri-State Speedway, in Pocola Oklahoma, with a top prize of $5,000 to win Friday, November 10th followed by the $12,000 to win the grand prize on Saturday, November 11th.

“The 410 Salute to Service also includes various activities and initiatives to honor military personnel. There will be displays paying tribute to veterans and active-duty service members,” said event coordinator and promoter Talin Turner. Adding “This event serves as an opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation to those who have selflessly served their country. In addition to the racing action, attendees can enjoy a range of amenities and entertainment options.”

Registration remains open for competitors at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/8515. Classes scheduled for competition over the two-day event on November 10-11 in Pocola Oklahoma are set to include the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series as well as USRA B-mods in a showcase of speed and ample excitement.

Friday, November 10 | Salute to Service | Tri-State Speedway Details:

Pits Open: 2:00 PM

General Admission: 5:00 PM

Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM

Engine Heat: 5:45 PM

Hot Laps/Qualifying: 6:15 PM

Racing Following Hot Laps.

Additional event-specific information is available online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/481143.

Friday, November 10 | Salute to Service | Tri-State Speedway Prices:

Pit Passes: $40.00

General Admission:

Adult GA: $25.00

Seniors (60+) & Military: $20.00

Youth 6-12: $10.00

Kids 5 & Under: Free

Saturday, November 11 | Salute to Service | Tri-State Speedway Details:

Pits Open: 2:00 PM

General Admission: 5:00 PM

Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM

Engine Heat: 5:45 PM

Hot Laps/Qualifying: 6:15 PM

Racing Following Hot Laps.

Additional event-specific information is available online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/481146.

Saturday, November 11 | Salute to Service | Tri-State Speedway Prices:

Pit Passes: $40.00

General Admission

Adults: $30.00

Seniors (60+) & Military: $25.00

Youth 6-12: $15.00

Kids 5 & Under: Free

POWRi 410 BOSS Payout for Night One: 1. $5,000, 2. $2,500, 3. $1,250, 4. $ 1,000, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $675, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12. $600, 13. $575, 14. $550, 15. $525, 16-22: $500.

POWRi 410 BOSS Payout for Night Two: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $3,000, 4. $ 2,500, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,500, 7. $1,300, 8. $1,200, 9. $1,100, 10-22: $1,000.

USRA B-Mod Payout for Night One: 1. $500, 2. $260, 3. $240, 4. $ 200, 5. $180, 6. $145, 7. $130, 8. $120, 9. $115, 10. $100, 11-20: $70

USRA B-Mod Payout for Night Two: 1. $1,000, 2. $500, 3. $250, 4. $ 200, 5. $180, 6. $145, 7. $130, 8. $120, 9. $115, 10-20: $100.

All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

The entire event will be available LIVE and ON-Demand on Start2finish, sign up for a subscription and catch all the excitement by visiting www.s2ftv.com.



About T2 Promotions: T2 Promotions, founded by Talin Turner, a 17-year-old Basehor, Kansas native, was created to bring the ultimate racing experience for participants and fans alike. Taking part in events from coast to coast, Turner has learned from some of the top facilities, series, and racing professionals, incorporating their knowledge into his expertise. With a deep understanding of racing, both behind the wheel and in all aspects of race day preparation and execution, Turner aims to create some of the most memorable racing events across the Midwest. Additional information about the 410 Salute to Service can be found on social media by searching T2 Promotions or at https://www.facebook.com/t2racingpromotions | Sponsorship opportunities are available through Talin Turner: (913)337-1444.

About Tri-State Speedway: Tri-State Speedway is a renowned racing venue that has captivated fans and participants alike with its thrilling events and rich history. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Tri-State Speedway has established itself as a premier destination for motorsports enthusiasts. With its origins dating back to 1970, Tri-State Speedway has become a staple in the racing community. The facility offers a variety of racing disciplines, including dirt track racing, stock car racing, sprint cars, and more. The track itself is a well-maintained oval, providing a challenging and exhilarating experience for drivers of all skill levels. For more information on Tri-State Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.tri-statespeedway.com or follow along on all social media platforms | 1705 W. Racetrack Road Pocola, OK 74902| (918)575-1369.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing, or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

$7K-to-Win Season Championship Tulsa Speedway Return for POWRi 410 BOSS on November 12th

Belleville, IL. (10/25/23) Initially scheduled as the ‘Dirt-Down in T-Town’ yet detoured due to a sudden downpour, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series will return to the Osage Casino and Hotel Tulsa Speedway on Sunday, November 12th while crowning a champion in the finalization of the 2023 racing season.

Returning to Tulsa Speedway for the first time since the June 9-10 washout, that would witness Wayne Johnson clock quick-time and Scott Bogucki earn the first heat race win before the sudden downpour of rain, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series will return to compete for the top prize of $7,000 to win on Sunday, November 12th.

Sunday, November 12 | Season Championship | Tulsa Speedway Details:

Pits Open: 2:00 PM

General Admission: 4:00 PM

Driver Registration: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Drivers Meeting: 4:15 PM

Engine Heat: 4:30 PM

Hot Laps: 5:00 PM

Racing Following Hot Laps.

FREE tickets are available by visiting www.stubwire.com/venue/tulsaspeedway/tulsa/5396/. Combined with the showcase of speed in Tri-City Speedway’s Salute to Service on November 10-11, the three days of Oklahoma wing-fest will find a $24,000-win on the line as well as the crowning of a series champion following the final feature of the year at Tulsa Speedway on Sunday, November 12th.

The payout for the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprints at Tulsa Speedway on Sunday, November 12th will be 1. $7,000, 2. $3,500, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,200, 5. $1,000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $700, 9. $675, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12-15: $600, 16-20:$500. All Non-Qualifiers: $100.

POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season:

410 BOSS: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803351

All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

For more information on Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.tulsaspeedway.com or on all social media platforms | 3101 N. Garnett Rd. Tulsa, OK 74116 | 918-437-7223

Sign up for a subscription and catch all the excitement LIVE or ON-DEMAND, visit www.s2ftv.com.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing, and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

2024 Chili Bowl Entries Open November 1

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (October 25, 2023) It’s almost that time of year. When preparations begin ramping up for the greatest Midget race in the world, and the first step, as always, in the chase for the Golden Driller is entering the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Opening Wednesday, November 1, 2023, entry for the 2024 event will be taken via mail to 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112, by phone at (918) 838-3777, by fax to (918) 836-5517, and via email at chilibowlentries@gmail.com. The entry form has been sent to the post office and posted for download at https://www.chilibowl.com/resources.

Early entry is $150 through Friday, December 8, 2023. Starting Saturday, December 9, 2023, through Noon on Friday, January 12, 2024, the cost per entry goes up to $200. If entering by phone, the Chili Bowl office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT). Each entry must include a current W9 to indicate who will receive payment. Entries that do not have a completed W9 on file will not be published or added to a qualifying night.

Changed just prior to the 2022 event, competitors under the age of 16 will be allowed to enter. All entries received by drivers under 16 years of age will go before an advisory committee. Only after being approved by the committee will a driver under 16 years of age be allowed to compete. A copy of a Birth Certificate will still be required to confirm the driver’s age.

The 38th annual Chili Bowl Nationals takes place January 8-13, 2024, under the giant roof of the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Okla. Fans unable to attend the Chili Bowl Nationals can watch every lap live at http://www.floracing.com.

Monday and Tuesday reserved seat tickets are on sale now by calling (918) 838-3777, along with a few scattered, single seats for the entire event. Monday and Tuesday tickets are $60 each. Four-day tickets are $245, five-day tickets are $305, and tickets for the full event are $365, plus tax (8.517%) and shipping, which is $8 for orders up to 15 tickets and $10 for 16 ticket orders and up.

Domestic orders not held in Will Call will be sent via USPS Certified Mail. Each order sent will require a signature upon arrival. All international orders will be kept in Will Call. The offices of the Chili Bowl Nationals are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT).

For continued updates on the Chili Bowl Nationals, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Chili Bowl Nationals can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com.

Quick Notes:

What: 38th annual Chili Bowl Nationals

When: January 8-13, 2024

Where: SageNet Center (Tulsa, Okla.)

Address: 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Ticket Information:

Four-Day: $245

Five-Day: $305

Six-Day: $356

Tax Rate: 8.517%

Shipping: $8 for orders up to 15 tickets. $10 from 16 ticket orders and up. All international orders are held in Will Call. Orders are not accepted via Email or Social Media

Event Entry Information:

Discounted Entry: November 1, 2023 – December 8, 2023 ($150)

Late Entry: December 9, 2023 – January 12, 2024 ($200)

Return Entries To:

Phone: (918) 838-3777

Fax: (918) 836-5517

Mail: 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112

Email: chilibowlentries@gmail.com

No entry or financial documents will be accepted via Social Media

Chili Bowl Online:

Website: http://www.chilibowl.com

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

Twitter: (@cbnationals)

Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2024

Instagram: cbnationals

Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:

Year - Driver (Owner)

2023 - Logan Seavey (Kevin & Jordan Swindell/Curb/Bertrand)

2022 - Tanner Thorson (Andy Reinbold)

2021 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel)

2020 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel, LLC-Mike Larson)

2019 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2018 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records)

2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)

2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler)

2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports)

2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith)

2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak)

2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)

2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)

2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz)

2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz)

2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)

1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)

1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby)

1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson)

1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie)

1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports)

1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kunz / Rusty Kunz)

1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter)

1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis)

1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio)

1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley)

1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon)

1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton)

1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe)

O’Reilly Auto Parts Race of Champions: Spencer Bayston (2023), Justin Grant (2022), Christopher Bell (2021 and 2020), Tanner Thorson (2019 and 2016), Chad Boat (2018), Kyle Larson (2017 and 2014), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010)

Trade Show: A long-standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Monday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel, and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet.

 

 

Bayston and CJB with top-ten sweep in Devil’s Bowl’s Final Stampede; World Finals ends 2023 WoO campaign

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (October 23, 2023) – It was an all-out productive weekend in the Lone Star State for Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports, not only concluding their two-day stay at Devil’s Bowl Speedway with a pair of top-ten scores, but finding the top-five in the process, eventually highlighting the Final Stampede with a fourth-place outcome on Friday, October 20. Bayston, who won both heat races in his campaign in Mesquite, Texas, started fourth in his Friday night attempt, pressuring reigning Outlaws champion, Brad Sweet, for third before settling for one spot off the podium.

Nearly matching his Friday night outcome, Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, raced on to finish sixth in the $20,023-to-win Final Stampede finale on Saturday, October 21, maintaining his place within the top-ten after starting fourth on the evening grid.

With all results considered, Bayston’s season top-ten tally now stands at 40, 11 of which scored within the top five including one victory in Pevely, Missouri. The Lebanon, Indiana, native and former World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year will have one final opportunity to pad his stat card, as the World of Outlaws World Finals will conclude the 2023 World of Outlaws season in early November.

“In all, it was a successful weekend for this CJB Motorsports team. Being fast right out of the gate and earning dash appearances on both evenings really set the tone for us. Earning front row starting positions for each of our heat races was the key and ultimately allowed us to be in winning contention for both features,” Spencer Bayston explained. “There was a lot of hype surrounding the events at Devil’s Bowl, and with this being their final event, it was a special time to be there. The energy from the fans was unmatched and we were proud and excited to be a part of it. To have this level of momentum heading into the World Finals is very important, as we look to conclude our season in a strong manner.”

ON DECK: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the season ending World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on Wednesday through Saturday, November 1-4.

SPECIAL THANKS: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS: Wins: 1 Top-Fives: 11 Top-Tens: 40

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Finished seventh from 16th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished ninth on back-to-back occasions during starts at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 10. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17; tenth and sixth, respectively. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals. Capped weekend with eighth-place run in $250,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 24. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1; fifth on Friday and second on Saturday. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished tenth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million Preliminary on Wednesday, July 12. Finished eighth in Eldora Speedway’s Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14. Finished fourth in $20,000-to-win Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 22. Won Ironman 55 preliminary main event on Friday, August 4. Finished sixth in Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway) finale on Saturday, August 5. Finished third in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished 11th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished tenth in $25,000-to-win Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 19. Finished sixth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25. Finished tenth at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals opener on Thursday, August 31. Finished seventh in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 2. Finished eighth in the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 9. Finished seventh at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, on Saturday, September 16. Finished ninth at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23. Finished fourth and sixth in two-day Devil’s Bowl Speedway visit on Friday and Saturday, October 20-21.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697 Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51 Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

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


 

 

Zearfoss earns top-ten in Devil’s Bowl’s Final Stampede opener; All dirt roads lead to The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Oct 23, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (October 23, 2023) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss did his best to impress in his final visit to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, and impress is what he did, eventually highlighting the facility’s Final Stampede with a top-ten performance on Friday, October 20. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native finished seventh in his top-ten appearance, improving two positions after starting ninth on the $12,000-to-win grid. The result was Zearfoss’ eighth top-ten score of the season, still hunting his first World of Outlaws triumph since his Cedar Lake victory lane appearance one season ago.

Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, No. 3Z sprint car, raced on to finish 13th in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s Final Stampede finale on Saturday, October 21, nearly accomplishing a top-ten sweep after starting 11th on the $20,023-to-win grid. Setting the tone, the former Port Royal Speedway champion finished third and fourth in his respective Devil’s Bowl heat races.

“It was special to be a part of Devil’s Bowl’s final weekend, and to score a top-ten in the process made the experience even more memorable,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “We’ll take this momentum shift and use it wisely in our upcoming trip to the World Finals. We’ve had success at Charlotte before so there’s no reason why we can’t do that again.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the season ending World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on Wednesday through Saturday, November 1-4.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

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

STATS:
2023 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 1
Top-10s: 8

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned top-ten performance against All Star Circuit of Champions in Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; finished seventh on Wednesday, February 8. Hard charged from 18th to finish tenth in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature contested Sunday evening, March 5 – earned evening’s Hard Charger Award. Finished 11th at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday, March 24. Finished fifth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 7. Finished sixth from 11th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished eighth during first-ever appearance at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 3. Finished 11th in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial finale on Saturday, June 17. Finished 11th and 12th in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30-July 1. Finished 11th at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished eighth in Weedsport Speedway’s Empire State Challenge on Sunday, July 30. Finished ninth in Southern Iowa Speedway’s Front Row Challenge on Monday, August 7. Finished tenth in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished ninth in Jackson Nationals preliminary main event on Friday, August 18. Finished tenth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25. Finished seventh in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s Final Stampede opener on Friday, October 20.

 

Dietrich on the move at BAPS Motor Speedway; $15,000 on the line in Bridgeport’s SprintOberfest
Oct 23, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 23, 2023) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing put on a show Saturday night at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, not only concluding the Britton Finkenbinder Memorial with a runner-up score, but rallying 14 spots in the process, simultaneously propelling his impressive stat sheet to a head-turning 51 top-ten finishes, 37 of which occurring within the top five.

Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, technically finished third at the Central Pennsylvania staple, but a post-race penalty placed on Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri moved Dietrich ahead an additional position.

“Double-D” finished fourth in his respective heat race.

“We had some things go our way, but in all, a great effort by our team,” Dietrich concluded. “We have a few more opportunities to collect some wins and we hope to do that this weekend at Bridgeport.

“A huge shout out to the fans for coming out and supporting us all season long. It’s their support that allows us to go out and do this every weekend.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with Bridgeport Motorsports Park’s SprintOberfest on Saturday, October 28. The 40-lap finale will award $15,000-to-win.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

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

STATS:
2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 37
Top-10s: 51
Wins: 7

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5. Finished sixth during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 14. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, April 21. Won first race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Finished third on back-to-back occasions; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 6. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 10. Finished second at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14. Rallied from 20th to 11th in Wayne County Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on May 16. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19. Finished ninth with World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 20. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 21. Finished second from 11th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Doug Esh Tribute on Friday, May 26. Finished fourth in the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale on Sunday, May 28. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 2. Earned Ohio Sprint Speedweek triumph at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, June 10. Earned PA Sprint Speedweek tune-up victory at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 17. Earned fourth victory of 2023 at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 8; started tenth. Earned back-to-back Hard Charger Awards with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series while in action at BAPS Motor Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on July 21; 19th to eighth at BAPS and 15th to seventh at The Grove. Finished fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Grandview Speedway on Wednesday, July 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 29. Won fifth feature of the season in Williams Grove Speedway start on Friday, August 18. Finished eighth and second in Port Royal Speedway Twin-25 program on Saturday, August 19. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, August 20; earned Hard Charger Award. Finished fourth in Williams Grove’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Friday, August 25. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on Saturday, August 26. Won sixth feature of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Scored four consecutive top-ten finishes in Labor Day weekend stretch; third at Williams Grove Speedway on September 1, fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic preliminary on September 2, second in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic finale on September 3, and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on September 4. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Billy Kimmel Memorial on Friday, September 15. Finished third in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial on Saturday, September 16. Finished ninth in the $75,000-to-win National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished sixth in High Limit Sprint Car Series start at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Tuesday, October 3. Won Port Royal Speedway Tuscarora 50 Non-Qualifiers feature on Thursday, October 5. Finished second at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 21.

2023 Wins: 7 | Selinsgrove Speedway (April 23), Fremont Speedway (June 10), Lincoln Speedway (June 17), Lincoln Speedway (July 8), Williams Grove Speedway (August 18), BAPS Motor Speedway (August 27), Port Royal Speedway [Tuscarora 50 NQ Main] (October 5)

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

Short Track Nationals Weekend Goes Green on Thursday!

Crouch & Carney Push Entry Count to 64

Lonnie Wheatley, TEXARKANA, Ark. (October 24, 2023) – A new chapter will be added to Short Track Nationals lore this weekend.

After becoming a staple at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway beginning in 1988 and evolving into a crown jewel event of winged 360-ci Sprint Car racing, the 36th edition of storied Short Track Nationals takes place this weekend for the first time at Texarkana 67 Speedway.

The weekend gets under way Thursday night with the ASCS Mid South’s 16th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial, featuring a $4,646 winner’s share.

Then it’s full steam ahead into the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape on Friday and Saturday under the ASCS National banner.

Friday’s preliminary card culminates with Twin 25-lap feature events with both winners collecting $1,500 and the top two in each feature locking into Saturday night’s $20,000-to-win STN championship finale.

With points carrying over from Friday’s preliminary action, a full set of Saturday night heat races will add points as well to set the balance of the evening’s championship feature events.

The entry count currently stands at 64 with John Carney II and IRA champion Brenham Crouch among the latest adding their names to the entry list.

Accomplished El Paso, TX, native Carney II who scored a career-best STN finish of fourth in 2019 teams with long-time car owner Minks Motorsports for the weekend while Lubbock’s Crouch tackles the event for the first time after capturing the 410-ci Interstate Racing Association championship in the upper Midwest to cap off his first full season in 410-ci Sprint Car action after a year of Midget competition last year.

They join a loaded field of competitors vying for the weekend’s $20,000 winner’s share including past event winners Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sammy Swindell, Blake Hahn and Wayne Johnson among others.

Hafertepe, Jr., brought the curtains down on I-30 Speedway last year with his second STN triumph in the past three years after he and Aaron Reutzel posted preliminary feature wins the previous night.

Hafertepe, Jr., joined Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., as two-time Short Track Nationals winners with other multiple-time champions including Blake Hahn and Steve Kinser (three times each) and Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright atop the charts with five wins each.

Single time STN champions include Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The Current Short Track Nationals Entries:

0-Mike Vaculik (Hot Springs, AR)

1-John Carney II (El Paso, TX)

1-Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, TX)

1-Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

1d-Prestin Dalton (Millington, TN)

1jr-Steven Russell (Rochester, IL)

2-Brekton Crouch (Lubbock, TX)

2-Chase Porter (St. Joseph, MO)

2-Jason Shavers (Canton, MS)

2c-Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

2T-Todd Bradford (Arlington, TN)

2w-Whit Gastineau (Moore, OK)

3-Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

4c-Tuesday Calderwood (Goodyear, AZ)

6-Koty Adams (Haughton, LA)

6-Christopher Townsend (La Porte, TX)

G6-Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

7c-Chris Morgan (Topeka, KS)

7s-TBA

8-Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

8m-Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

9jr-Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

10-Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)

10k-Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)

12-Jeffrey Newell (Tulsa, OK)

12h-Harli White (Lindsay, OK)

12w-Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)

12x-Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO)

13-Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

14-Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

14T-Tim Estenson (Fargo, ND)

15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

21m-Spencer Meredith (Hernando, MS)

22m-Rees Moran (Tulsa, OK)

22x-TBA

23-Junior Jenkins (Greenville, TX)

23w-Conner Wray (Olive Branch, MS)

26-Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)

27J-Joseph Poe, Jr. (Scott, AR)

36-Jason Martin (Liberal, KS)

41-Casey Merrell (Springtown, TX)

43-Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)

44-Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

44-Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA)

45-Mark Huddleston (Genoa, AR)

45x-Kyler Johnson (Quinter, KS)

47-Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

47s-Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN)

50yr-J.J. Hickle (Quilcene, WA)

52-Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

55b-Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

71-Channin Tankersley (Arlington, TX)

71b-Brady Baker (Alexander, AR)

79-Gage Montgomery (Fredericktown, MO)

85-Josh McCord (Bossier City, LA)

87J-Jace Park (Overland Park, KS)

91-Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

91-Zach Pringle (Benton, AR)

91a-Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

95-Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

122-Lane Warner (Bloomfield, MO)

132-Jamie Manley (Memphis, TN)

187-Landon Crawley (Benton, AR)

938-Bradley Fezard (Bonnerdale, AR)

Pre-Entry Deadline

Pre-entries for the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape submitted by Tuesday, October 24, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after October 24 are $150 with no pit pass included. Entries may be submitted at https://www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com/driverinfo/.

There is no pre-entry for the Ralph Henson Memorial.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-Law-Tex Lawn and Landscape.

The Where: Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, AR). Texarkana 67 Speedway is located east of Texarkana to I-30 Exit 7, then 0.5 miles southeast on SR 108 then 2.6 miles northeast on US 67.

The When: October 26-28, 2023.

October 26 - Ralph Henson Memorial

October 27 – STN Preliminary action culminating with Twin 25-lap features.

October 28 – STN Championship culminating with $20,000 to win finale.

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for the event.

The Format: Thursday’s Ralph Henson Memorial will be contested under standard ASCS Mid-South Region format with one of top three finishers eligible for Saturday STN provisional if needed.

Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with Twin-25 lap features that each offer up $1,500 to win.

The top two from each of the Twin 25-lap features will be locked into Saturday night’s Pole Dash and the championship main event.

Friday event points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pole Dash. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for a top-three Thursday night finisher if necessary.

The Past STN Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Past Ralph Henson Memorial Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022 – Aaron Reutzel

2021 – Derek Hagar

2020 – Mark Smith

2019 – Tim Crawley

2018 – Derek Hagar

2017 – Tony Bruce, Jr.

2016 – Derek Hagar

2015 – Tim Crawley

2014 – Jordon Mallett

2013 – Cody Gardner

2012 – Dale Howard

2011 – Zach Pringle

2010 – Zach Pringle

2009 - Jeff Swindell

2008 – Gary Wright

The Feature Purse:

Thursday: 1. $4,646, 2. $1,250, 3. $1,100, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $300, 10. $250, 11. $250, 12. $250, 13. $250, 14. $250, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Friday (Twin Features): 1. $1,500, 2. $750, 3. $650, 4. $625, 5. $600, 6. $550, 7. $525, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $350, 12. $325, 13. $300, 14. $275, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Saturday: 1. $20,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $2,500, 4. $2,200, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,700, 7. $1,600, 8. $1,500, 9. $1,400, 10. $1,350, 11. $1,300, 12. $1,200, 13. $1,150, 14. $1,100, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000.

The Tickets:

Thursday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Friday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Saturday: Pits $40. Grandstand for Adults $30, Military $25 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

Tickets will be available at the gate each day with gates with grandstands opening daily at 5:00 p.m. Debit/credit cards are accepted at the front gate and concessions.

Free camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis along the west side tree line with no water or electrical hookups.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN, watch live at https://flosports.link/3ECzSVP.

For more information regarding the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Texarkana 67 Speedway, check online at www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com, call 870-648-5688 or email tcrawley87@yahoo.com.

 

 

FLOWDYNAMICS DRIVERS McCARTHY AND WILLIAMS PLACED 9TH AND 11TH AT MOHAVE VALLEY

(Ontario, CA, October 21, 2023) Flowdynamics USAC/CRA Sprint Car drivers Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams made their way to Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway and placed 9th and 11th respectively in the 30-lap main event. It was their first and only trip to the track that is located just across the Colorado River in Arizona in 2023.

Twenty-five other racers made up the remainder of the stacked 410 sprint car field. Riverside, California resident McCarthy timed in 17th fastest in qualifying with a lap of 14.813. Williams, who calls Yorba Linda, California home, had the 18th best time at 14.829.

With 27 cars on hand, only the top four finishers in each heat race would transfer straight to the main event. McCarthy, who was coming off an impressive sixth-place finish at Perris Auto Speedway on September 23rd, was the first up of the teammates in heat race action. He earned his ticket into the main event with a strong second-place run in the second 10-lap heat. Moments later in heat three, Williams duplicated McCarthy’s performance when he ran second to go straight into the A main without having to run the 12-lap B.

When the main event cars rolled onto the track for the 30-lap finale, the Flowdynamics teammates, who are both past series Rookies of the Year, started the 30-lapper side-by-side in row nine. McCarthy was on the inside of the row in his #28m and Williams, in his familiar #5w was starting on the outside. For the second race in a row, McCarthy made a major move forward and Williams did the same. In the previous race at Perris Auto Speedway on September 23rd, McCarthy advanced his position five spots going from 11th on the start all the way up to sixth. This time he beat that effort picking up nine spots to finish eighth. Williams was not far behind, picking up seven positions for an 11th-place finish.

Williams maintained his 11th-place position in the championship point standings. McCarthy jumped up two spots to 14th.

Both Flowdynamics drivers will be at Perris for the last race of the track’s 27th season on November 11th. They may also compete in next week’s Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway on November 3rd and 4th.

Whenever you get the chance to meet the Flowdynamics drivers in person, be sure to visit them in the pits. They will be glad to sign autographs for you and each will have their fine-looking team shirts available.

If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West Coast’s most prominent sprint car teams for the upcoming season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., PurgePlugs.com, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, JFK Design Build, So Cal Racing Fuel, and Full Throttle Lift.

Matt McCarthy 2023 Results

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

Logan Williams 2023 Results

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

6-10-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

7-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

9-23-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

10-14-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

 

 

Amantea Hustles to USAC East Coast Sprint Cars Victory at Delaware International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - DELMAR, Del. (Oct. 24, 2023) - Joey Amantea enjoyed a season-best performance last Saturday at Delaware International Speedway, where he earned his first feature triumph of the year.

"We ran more races this year with USAC National with no expectation but to learn and get better," he said. "So our biggest opportunity to win races was with USAC East Coast and in the micro sprint. In the micro we had nothing but bad luck, but in the sprint car we had a few races we could have won. To get it done at Delaware, which is a track we've been on the podium at a lot and to dominate the feature was really cool."

Amantea advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race to make the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars feature inversion. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"Fourth place had to drop out so we slotted into fourth," he said. "On the initial start second place and I got around the inside row quickly. The leader went to the top and I tried the middle and bottom and it was faster. A couple of laps later I got a really good run. From there we set sail and got through lapped cars pretty good. Even with a late-race caution with about 10 laps to go we extended our lead back to four seconds.

"We were just really fast. Brian (Zyck) tried some things and it worked. We were hooked up all night. It felt great to finally show what we've got."

Amantea's win gives him a triumph with the series for the second straight season and produces momentum entering the season finale this Friday and Saturday at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J. Amantea will pilot both a non-wing sprint car as well as a 410ci winged sprint car during the Octoberfest event.

"This will be a first doing both so I'm excited," he said. "In wingless, the expectation is to win. I think we're riding momentum and we are capable of getting another victory. In winged, we want to make the feature, get some seat time and see how far we can go."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 21 - Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 1 win, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com .

"I'm very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

WINNING START FOR KMS

WHEN you head into a new season, there is always the challenge of the unknown – as no matter how much preparation you do during the off season, the proof is always out on the track in racing conditions. For Dayne Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team, they started their 2023-24 season campaign off on the right foot and claimed a win.

In what is their fourth season together, Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team scored an impressive victory in last Saturday night’s opening Maddington Toyota Series round at the Perth Motorplex by leading from start to finish.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season, and it’s fantastic to open the winning account on our first night out,” expressed Kingshott, who had started from position two in the feature race after winning his heat race and qualifying third in his time trial group earlier in the night.

“When I got into the lead off the start, I found a nice groove around the track and pretty much stayed on it for the whole race. Although there were plenty of stoppages during the feature race and we came close to running out of fuel, I knew one of the keys to staying out in front was nailing every restart and the Krikke Motorsport team provided me with a great car to do that.”

The driver of the WA # 2 Mobil 1 / Bunbury Toyota supported Maxim, who picked up his fourth 410 Sprintcar feature-race win with the Krikke Motorsport team, continued by saying, he is hoping to continue this strong start to the season and once again challenge for the Maddington Toyota Series crown.

“We’ve been right up there in the Maddington Toyota Series in past seasons, so it’d be awesome to get the job done this time around,” he enthused.

“This is my fourth season with the Krikke Motorsport team, and I feel we are really starting to get going together, and hopefully this can give us our best opportunity to capture the Maddington Toyota Series at season’s end.”

Like Kingshott, Krikke Motorsport manager Ryan Krikke was equally as impressed withthe team’s start to the new season.

“It was a great start to the season for the team, but full credit must go to Dayne, as he performed well all night, and during the off season, he worked a lot on improving his fitness and is now beginning to reap those rewards,” he said.

“In the feature race, I think he drove a near perfect race, as he was outstanding in setting the pace and even better in lapped traffic. He hit his marks, set a good pace out in front and made the right decisions at the right time. The second-placed car (James Inglis) was probably in the box seat throughout the race, but Dayne never let him capitalise on it.”

Speaking of capitalising, Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team are looking to build on their winning start to the new season when the Maddington Toyota Series continues with the second round back at the Perth Motorplex on November 4.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

• Mobil 1
• Bunbury Toyota
• Maxwill Racing Engines
• PWR Advanced Cooling Technology
• Redline Media
• RPM Race Products
• Taralea Farm Macadamias
• Performance Racegear
• P1 Advanced Racewear Australia and New Zealand
• Number 4 Composites
• AFCO Shock Doctor
• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
• Blackbeard Custom Designs
• JP Signs
• www.krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.auor follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA IS FAST AGAIN BUT BAD LUCK TAKES AWAY A POTENTIAL WIN

(Chino, CA, October 21, 2023) The first two races Eddie Tafoya Jr. contested on his return to California have shown that the veteran driver has been more than fast enough to win the mains. However, Lady Luck has not been on his side and each time she knocked him from the fray before the race was over.

Tafoya’s latest western racing excursion took place about three and a half hours away from his Chino Hills, California home at the Mojave Valley Raceway. Last year the friendly driver made two trips to the Arizona speed plant that is located minutes from the Colorado River. His first venture to the track produced a third-place finish in March of 2022. Five and a half months later, he recorded another top-10 finish when he crossed under the checkered flags in eighth place.

Earlier this year, he qualified third fastest in the 30-car field, won his heat race, and started fifth in the 30-lap main on the 1/3 mile clay oval. He was running in the top five before stopping and having to restart at the back. In the remaining 25-laps, he passed more cars than any other driver and finished 12th.

His latest sojourn to the Arizona track had the same feel to it until the main event.

“It was good until it wasn’t,” Tafoya lamented on last week’s Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks podcast. “It went kind of like at Perris the race before. We qualified all right, in 10th. Had to start third in our heat and we won it. It definitely felt good for whatever reason. I just kind of jell with that track. The size and shape kind of suits my style.”

From early on in the latest Mohave main, Tafoya was on his game. He steered the handsome #51T forward toward the front and was a major factor in the race. In fact, he seemed to be the fastest car on the track early on.

“In the main event I got to second, technically,” Tafoya explained on the Indiana-based podcast. “By lap 10 we had three cautions and restarts. I had to pass Yeley three times (he passed him three times for second but each time a yellow came out within a lap and they went back to the last completed lap). I was third after a red and my motor started lying down. It eventually got pretty bad so I popped the thing out of gear and pulled into the pits.”

Unfortunately, his early departure turned a potential main-event victory into a 13th-place finish.

Next up for Tafoya will be the annual Western World Championships at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. Following that race he will contest the USAC/CRA season closer on November 11th at the Perris Auto Speedway.

If you would like to hear the friendly driver on the Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks Podcast, please visit the following link https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Hox9dg0iRGXo0szabeqDy

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is always exploring corporate partnership opportunities. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the hard-working sprint car squad, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida DNS

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida 13th A Main

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 8th B Main

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida Rained Out

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 21st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 9th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, AZ 12th A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 8th A Main

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas Rained Out

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 I-70 Motorsports Park Odessa, Missouri 7th A Main

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 19th A Main

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 20th A Main

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Rained Out

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa 12th B Main

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana 15th C Main

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 10th C Main

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana 10th B Main

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana 11th B Main

July 26 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Indiana 19th A Main

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana 18th A Main

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana 19th A Main

July 29 Paragon Speedway Paragon, Indiana 20th A Main

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 6th C Main

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 5th C Main

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 4th C Main

September 7 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas 18th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas 20th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 18th A Main

October 13 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, Arizona 13th A Main

 

 

Justyn Cox leads first 24-laps and finishes 2nd in Trophy Cup finale

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA…The annual Trophy Cup provided several thrills this past weekend with the grand finale seeing Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing lead laps and ultimately cap it off with a runner up finish in the feature.

“The Trophy Cup is always tough, and things have to go just right at times,” Cox said. “We seemed to be one spot away all weekend from being in that perfect spot, but instead we just seemed to be missing those crucial positions. Luckily, on Saturday we got that one spot and it set us up for a great finale.”

Opening night at Thunderbowl Raceway saw Cox qualify second in his group, before finishing fifth in his heat race aboard the benefitRFP/ Lippert Construction/ Mozingo Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve No. 42x.

A second-place effort in the B-main transferred him to the finale, where he ended up pulling into the infield just short of the finish, resulting in a 21st place result.

Cox and the team returned on Friday for the second prelim night, which saw them qualify 18th fastest in the group and finish second in the heat race. The Clarksburg driver just missed out on making the A-main and proceeded to bring home an eighth-place finish in the semi.

Heading into the final night, the 29-year-old was sitting 26th in points and within striking distance of locking in with a good heat race finish. He started it off in solid fashion by driving from 4th to 2nd in heat race number 2. An engine issue, however, would force the team to make an engine change after the heat race.

After points were tabulated, and with a fresh Kistler power plant under the hood, Cox found himself on the pole for the 50-lap Trophy Cup finale.

When the green flag came out, he charged into the lead and held command over the first half of the race. On lap 25 Logan Seavey was then able to get by and Cox held strong in the runner up spot for several laps.

Cox then fended off Corey Day for several laps until Day was able to get past on lap 43. When the checkered flag waved, he brought home a third-place finish, but with winner Seavey not making weight, it officially bumped him up to second.

“Josh had the car really good, and I was able to run a solid third in those 50-laps,” Cox stated. “That is a stout field of cars, and you have to feel proud any time you can earn a podium against them.”

When all was said and done for the weekend, Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing finished 10th in the final Trophy Cup standings.

Next up for Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing will be another trip south to the Kern County Dirt Track for the penultimate NARC 410 Sprint Car event of the season.

“Kern is always a fun track and we’re winding down to the last couple weekends of the season,” commented Cox, who holds down the fourth spot in the NARC standings. “I’m excited to get back in the 410 car and see what we can do.”

 would like to thank BenefitRFP, Lippert Construction, Mozingo Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Racing, Sellers Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Rod Tiner Racing, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, Vanlare Steering Repair, Arbo-Tec, Performance Powder Coating, Warehouse Paint, Justice Brothers, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets and Bullet Impressions for their support this season.

 Trophy Cup Quick Recap-

Thursday October 19th: Qualified (2nd), Heat Race (5th), B-main (2nd), A-main (21st) Friday October 20th: Qualified (18th), Heat Race (2nd), B-main (8th) Saturday October 21st: Heat Race (2nd), A-main (2nd)

 

Saturday October 28th: Kern County Dirt Track – NARC 410 Sprint Cars Saturday November 4th: Stockton Dirt Track – NARC and SCCT Finale (40th Tribute to Gary Patterson)

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Ryan Timms Strong Weekend in Tulare, CA Culminated by 9th Place Finish in Trophy Cup Points

PETERSEN MEDIA: There’s just something about the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA that matches well with young Ryan Timms. Winning the Trophy Cup finale in 2021, Timms picked up a prelim win in 2022, and followed that with a prelim podium in 2023. Sitting second in Trophy Cup points heading into Saturday’s finale, Timms ultimately finished 13th in the feature and 9th in the final standings.

“Every time we get out to Tulare, CA we have a ton of speed, but that place, and the Trophy Cup event is about everything going your way,” Ryan Timms said. “We were super fast each time we hit the track, but Thursday night I put myself in a bad spot in the feature and ended up in the wall, and Saturday we just could not get going after starting 19th in the ‘A’ being second in overall points.”

Thursday night, Timms came out swinging as he heard fast time honors in his qualifying group aboard the CITGO/Hampel Oil/Mystic Lubricants backed No. 5T.

Lining up sixth in his heat race with the big Trophy Cup inversions, Timms thrilled the crowd as he moved into third on the opening lap and hooked up in an entertaining battle with Dominic Scelzi. Making a bold move in turns three and four, Timms took the heat race lead, and went on to pick up the win. In doing so, he was the only fast qualifier to do so, and entered the feature as the top point earner.

Lining up 12th in the ‘A’ with the Top-12 in points inverted, Timms went to work as he looked to fight his way forward in a fast paced feature event. Racing into the Top-10, Timms raced into ninth and was looking for more with time running out.

On the 20th lap, Timms attempted to make move off of two, but he ran out of real estate and got pinched into the wall and contact brought his night to an end.

Back in action on Friday night looking to better his point total, Timms got off to another strong start as he timed in 2nd fastest in qualifying time trials before again hooking up in another heat race battle with Scelzi.

Finishing fourth, Timms locked himself into the feature event as the highest point earner in the heat race. When all heats were completed, he was sixth in points heading into the ‘A’, and lined up 6th for the 30-lap feature event.

On a racy Thunderbowl Raceway, Timms hooked up in some entertaining battles on the high banked bullring as he battled with the likes of Justin Peck and Scelzi as they all fought for the final position on the podium.

When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Timms crossed the stripe in third, and sat in a very good position heading into Saturday’s Trophy Cup finale.

Sitting sixth in points, Timms lined up eighth in heat race six. With one final opportunity to earn points before the feature, Timms took full advantage as he charged his way for eighth to third. In doing so, he improved his point standing as he advanced from sixth to second, and lined up in the 10th row of the feature event alongside Corey Day.

From his 10th row starting position, Timms admittedly made too many mistakes trying to work through traffic. Working hard to get through the stout field that was assembled, Timms was able to get up to 13th when the race came to a close, and that equated to a ninth-place finish in the final point standings.

“It’s a tough race in the scheme of things,” Timms said. “It’s a loaded field of cars, and the inversions are tricky, but that’s what makes it such a popular event. It was a good thing to be deep in the inverts because that meant we were good, I just needed to be a little better on my end in that final feature.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-102, Wins-10, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-45

ON TAP: Timms will remain in California this weekend as he travels to Kern County Raceway Park to race with the NARC/KWS Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

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MUST SEE RACING SET TO INVADE THE EMPIRE STATE IN 2024

October 23, 2024 – Must See Racing officials today announced another date from their yet to be released 2024 schedule for their 410 National Series. The series has announced that they will be competing in the Empire state of New York for the first time since 2012, nearly 12 years ago.

The series is set to invade the -mile Lancaster Motorplex in Lancaster, New York on Saturday June 1, 2024, for an event that will pay the winner $5,000 with $700 to start.

Must See Racing last competed in New York in 2012 with an event on July 5 at Shangri-La II Speedway that saw Aaron Pierce pick up the win. Two nights later Jimmy McCune was victorious at Oswego Speedway. The Lancaster event will mark only the third time ever that 410 asphalt winged sprint cars have competed in the state of New York.

Lancaster Motorplex first opened in 1959 as a dirt track. It was paved in 1963 and has raced as a pavement track ever since. Lancaster is 14 miles east of downtown Buffalo. Although winged sprint cars have never competed at Lancaster Motorplex, it has been a regular stop for winged Supermodifieds over the years.

Speedway owner Scott Nurmi wanted to bring in something new and exciting and the wicked fast winged 410’s of Must See Racing grabbed his attention.

“I called Jim Hanks with Must See Racing and told him I wanted to bring them to Lancaster Motorplex” explained Nurmi. “They are fast, incredible cars, and the fans love them on top of it. We’re just trying to do something different every year. We wanna bring in good quality shows. We’re hoping this is popular with our fans and we can bring in Must See Racing for years to come.”

With the announcement of this event, Lancaster Motorplex can claim bragging rights to have the only 410-winged pavement sprint car event in the state of New York thus far for 2024.
The 2024 MSR schedules are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. For more info on the series like and follow us on Facebook or visit http://www.mustseeracing.com.


 

Keen Preparing 410 Sprint Car for Limited 2024 Schedule, Will Also Run Full Williams Grove 358 Slate
Carlisle, PA – October 24, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Keen doesn’t have a lot of laps under his belt yet in a sprint car. The Carlisle, PA native only entered the sport a few years ago via the 305 sprint car ranks, then moved up to 358 sprint cars a couple years later. Starts have been limited mostly due to resource limitations.

Some of the limited schedule has been by choice though, with the goal being to make the team’s resources stretch as far as possible. Keen has been rethinking that approach somewhat.

The downside has been an inability to get into a rhythm. It’s true, the only way to get better is seat time, but the cadence of that seat time is also an important factor. The more racers race, the more the action slows down for them. That improves their decision making behind the wheel. Keen feels he hasn’t been consistently getting to that point. Put simply, it’s been three steps forward, then two steps back.

The plans and resources Keen is working hard to put in place for 2024 are aimed at expediting his learning curve, improving the entire team’s experience and improving performance in the long run.
410 LEARNING

The biggest news is Keen’s plan to go 410 sprint car racing 15-18 times in the Fine Line Auto Body, Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net, Doubling Gap Ranch, Shetron, Auction & Equipment, LLC., Wicked Dog Grille, Heishman Racing Fuels, Wicked Cushion, DL Lehman Construction, Gearhead Coffee, Jeremy Zarfos Photography, Coyle’s Lawn Maintenance, 2B Wrapped, 4 Leaf Clover Farms, Turn 2 Terribles Podcast & Media, Kyle Keen Motorsports No.17k.

“I’m very excited to climb behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for some time now, growing up in the sport it’s always been the most exciting, pinnacle of racing for me. “, Keen said.

Keen is realistic about what his first season in a 410 sprint car will be like.

“I fully expect to get humbled every time we hit the track in the 410 ranks, and we know it will be a tough division to climb into. But, it’s the best way for me to get the laps I need to continue to be a better race car driver.”

“As we looked at getting a second motor for our program, it only made sense financially to look at the 410 division. With much better pay and more opportunities to race many different tracks through the entire season, we felt it was the right thing to do, especially owning a team in central PA.”, Keen explained.

“Not only are we excited to hit the track with a 410 under the hood, but it will be an amazing opportunity for our sponsors and supporters to grow with us as we continue to push forward.”

With live streaming, more media coverage, and overall increased promotion at the 410 sprint car level, the visibility and attention garnered by moving up is definitely a plus for sponsors.

“We will look at the schedule of all the tracks and come up with something that makes sense and allows me to get the seat time I need. Obviously, we will be staying away from all the major races, and focusing on racing on the normal, local, weekly night racing. “

“Honestly, if you would have asked me 2 years ago if I would be jumping into a 410 sprint car, I would have told you there’s no way. It’s going to be really cool to put a keen motorsports car back on the track, with me in it. It’s going to be a very special year for us next year and I’m excited.”

Fans will likely embrace the return of the familiar car to the 410 sprint car ranks, a place where the family team made their mark for many years before Kyle’s grandfather Jesse Keen’s untimely passing in 2012.

“We have added some knowledgeable guys to our team over our time off, and I feel like we have assembled a crew that will get me competitive in both divisions. It showed towards the end of the season this year and even though we had a couple of tough tumbles at the end of the year, I felt our speed was really good and I was comfortable in the car. Things are looking up.”

FULL GROVE 358 SCHEDULE

Keen will also return to the 358 sprint car ranks in 2024. His schedule will differ slightly though. The Keen Motorsports team will chase the 358 sprint car championship at the famed Williams Grove Speedway.

“We are planning on running the full 358 schedule at Williams Grove. That will be our primary focus on Friday nights, with a sprinkle of some Lincoln races when the schedule allows.” We will have to see how the 410 schedule shakes out and plan accordingly.“, Keen said.

The 358 schedule will remain a key cornerstone of Keen’s development behind the wheel, as well as his team’s growth in the pits and at the shop. Keen hopes the regular cadence of racing more frequently (compared to 2023) and his overall increased schedule will help him and the team improve more quickly and steadily.

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Joel Myers Jr Shows Resolve Despite Enduring The Ugly Side of Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: It’s no secret that the Tulare Thunderbowl can make you hate it as much as you want to love it. The high banked, high speed bullring, can be hard on you and unfortunately for Joel Myers Jr, he felt that wrath during the 29th Trophy Cup.

“Trophy Cup is one of those races that everyone wants to win, and with the format you have to go all out each time you hit the track, and sometimes the Thunderbowl can bite back,” Joel Myers Jr said. “We had a tough weekend, but nobody on our team gave up, and that is a big positive to take out of a tough weekend.”

Having issues in hot laps on Thursday night, Myers Jr made one half of a lap before pulling into the infield. Thrashing in the pit area, Myers Jr missed his qualifying spot but still managed to get one lap at the end of his session and ended up 28th quickest.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, Myers Jr was able to make up some ground during the eight-lap shootout as he worked his way to a fifth-place finish aboard the All About Fire Protection/Hi-Plains Building Division/DirtDudes Excavating backed No. 46JR.

Taking the green flag from 16th, Myers Jr had a great opening lap as he rode the rim and was up to 12th. However, the second lap was tough on the youngster as close quarters racing saw him get into the wall in turns one and two which resulted in him taking a very wild ride.

While he walked away from the wreckage unscathed, he and his team had a long night ahead of them as they were forced to get a back up car down for Friday’s program.

Having some gremlins hinder him Friday’s qualifying session with the new car, Myers Jr was again 28th in his group and in the back of his heat race.

Finishing seventh in his heat race, Myers Jr moved into the ‘B’ where he had a much less eventful run. Working his way forward, the Sebastopol, CA driver pocketed a 14th place finish which he knew set him up for a ‘D’ main on Saturday night.

Lining up on the front row of the Saturday night ‘D’, Myers Jr wasted to time racing out to the early lead and never looking back. Picking up the win, he kept his Trophy Cup alive as he transferred to the back of the ‘C’.

Taking the green flag from 10th, Myers Jr continued to charge hard as he wasted no time racing towards a transfer spot. Getting into fifth with five laps left in the race, issues on the 12th lap saw Meyers Jr endure a broken wheel center which sent him into the wall, ultimately ended his Trophy Cup.

“Friday night we chased our tails a little, but we were heading the right direction by the end of the night, and that led us to some good speed when the night got underway,” Myers Jr added. “I think we may have had a shot to race into the ‘B’, but we had a part fail and it led to some more torn up equipment. It’s not how you ever want a weekend to go, but they do happen. Again, huge thanks to everyone that helped us out, and continues to support us.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, Carbon Safety, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 47, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 18, Top-10’s-26

ON TAP: Myers Jr is idle this weekend, and is unsure of his next event at this time.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @joelmyersjr, Instagram @joelmyersjr_, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

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Mid-Race Contact Drops Cole Macedo to 15th in Final Trophy Cup Standings


PETERSEN MEDIA- Cole Macedo had a strong weekend going at the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA, but mid race contact with the Thunderbowl Raceway wall knocked Macedo out of 5th in the running order, and ultimately relegated him to a 15th place finish in the final point standings.

“We had great speed all weekend long, and I hate that our weekend ended how it did,” Macedo said. “The guys worked so hard, and I wish I could have at least been there battling for the race win late in the 50-lapper.”

Getting his weekend off to a great start on Thursday night, Macedo timed the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 in second fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Macedo was focused on picking up as many positions as he could as he was in the drivers’ seat to transfer into the feature event based on his qualifying efforts. Finishing fourth, Macedo was indeed locked into the opening night feature event as he rolled off the starting grid from the 10th position as he was third in event points.

On an extremely racy Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Maceod had his elbows up as he marched forward and added to his point total with each move he was able to make.

When the dust settled on the 30-lapper, Macedo finished in fifth, and sat fifth in points as he then attempted to better that point performance on Friday night.

While he didn’t time in as well as he did on Thursday night, Macedo was 11th fastest but put on a show in his heat race as he ripped the rim and locked into the preliminary night feature as he picked up the win.

Sitting eighth in points on Friday night, Macedo took the green flag from the fifth starting spot in the feature event, but it was a short lived race. Heading into turn one on the opening circuit, a car spun in front of Macedo and as he made contact with the stalled car, he endured contact form another car and it put an end to his night.

Using his Thursday night efforts and point total for Saturday’s finale, Macedo got off to a solid start as he advance to a fifth place finish in his heat race, and put himself 7th in Trophy Cup points heading into the inverted feature where he lined up in the 14th starting position.

A solid start to the final feature of the weekend saw Macedo work into eighth on the second lap where he ran until the fuel stop at the halfway point. Jumping into fifth when the race came back to life, Macedo continued to run strong inside the Top-Five until he clipped the wall on the 32nd lap.

Heading to the work area, the Tarlton Motorsports crew thrashed to get him back on the the racing surface, but the race resumed with them still working. Making repairs, the crew was able to get Macedo back on track at the next yellow, but the Lemoore, CA driver was five-laps down.

Doing what he could in hopes of picking up a couple of extra spots in the points standings, Macedo was able to finish the race and ended up 15th in the final points rundown.

“I just caught the fence wrong in the feature and it bent our front end up,” Macedo said. “It was a bummer way to end, but it’s easy to do at the Thunderbowl. Big thanks to Drew and the guys for their hard work, as well as the Tarlton and Dyson families for their generous support.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions, Executive Auto Sales, Kelly Moore Paints, Empire Machinery, Durst, Reston Enterprises, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, System 1 Ignition, Vortex Wings, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 61, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 13, Top 10’s: 26.

ON TAP: Macedo will be right back in action this Saturday night as he travels to Kern County Raceway Park with the NARC/KWS Series.

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


Bayston and CJB with top-ten sweep in Devil’s Bowl’s Final Stampede; World Finals ends 2023 WoO campaign

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (October 23, 2023) - It was an all-out productive weekend in the Lone Star State for Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports, not only concluding their two-day stay at Devil’s Bowl Speedway with a pair of top-ten scores, but finding the top-five in the process, eventually highlighting the Final Stampede with a fourth-place outcome on Friday, October 20. Bayston, who won both heat races in his campaign in Mesquite, Texas, started fourth in his Friday night attempt, pressuring reigning Outlaws champion, Brad Sweet, for third before settling for one spot off the podium.

Nearly matching his Friday night outcome, Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, raced on to finish sixth in the $20,023-to-win Final Stampede finale on Saturday, October 21, maintaining his place within the top-ten after starting fourth on the evening grid.

With all results considered, Bayston’s season top-ten tally now stands at 40, 11 of which scored within the top five including one victory in Pevely, Missouri. The Lebanon, Indiana, native and former World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year will have one final opportunity to pad his stat card, as the World of Outlaws World Finals will conclude the 2023 World of Outlaws season in early November.

“In all, it was a successful weekend for this CJB Motorsports team. Being fast right out of the gate and earning dash appearances on both evenings really set the tone for us. Earning front row starting positions for each of our heat races was the key and ultimately allowed us to be in winning contention for both features,” Spencer Bayston explained. “There was a lot of hype surrounding the events at Devil’s Bowl, and with this being their final event, it was a special time to be there. The energy from the fans was unmatched and we were proud and excited to be a part of it. To have this level of momentum heading into the World Finals is very important, as we look to conclude our season in a strong manner.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the season ending World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on Wednesday through Saturday, November 1-4.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 11
Top-Tens: 40

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Finished seventh from 16th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished ninth on back-to-back occasions during starts at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 10. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17; tenth and sixth, respectively. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals. Capped weekend with eighth-place run in $250,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 24. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1; fifth on Friday and second on Saturday. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished tenth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million Preliminary on Wednesday, July 12. Finished eighth in Eldora Speedway’s Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14. Finished fourth in $20,000-to-win Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 22. Won Ironman 55 preliminary main event on Friday, August 4. Finished sixth in Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway) finale on Saturday, August 5. Finished third in Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main on Thursday, August 10. Finished 11th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished tenth in $25,000-to-win Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 19. Finished sixth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 25. Finished tenth at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals opener on Thursday, August 31. Finished seventh in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 2. Finished eighth in the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 9. Finished seventh at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, on Saturday, September 16. Finished ninth at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23. Finished fourth and sixth in two-day Devil’s Bowl Speedway visit on Friday and Saturday, October 20-21.

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Schatz rallies to a podium in final event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway; World of Outlaws World Finals to conclude season


2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 6th | 8720 points

Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 20th-21st
Event: Final Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Devil’s Bowl Speedway | Mesquite, Texas
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 9th (12th)
Saturday: 3rd (9th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 23, 2023) - It was all forward progress and positive results for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, not only concluding the facility’s final event on October 20-21 with pair of top-ten appearances, but rallying big for a podium in the process, ultimately allowing the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion to bump his season’s top-five tally to 22.

Schatz, ace of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, GEARWRENCH, No. 15 sprint car, finished third in his Saturday night podium performance, commencing the $20,023-to-win Final Stampede from ninth on the lineup sheet. It was a third-place finish during heat race competition that allowed Schatz to qualify.

Acting fast, Schatz’ rally to the front launched in a hurry, already battling for fourth with less than five of the 40 circuits recorded. The Fargo, North Dakota, native would drive on to conquer Sheldon Haudenschild for third on lap five, next setting his aim on Big Game Motorsports’ own David Gravel. Schatz was able to pull even with Gravel with less than ten to go, but despite all attempts, the surefire Hall of Famer was forced to settle for third.

“We thought when we got racing with David there we were going to have a chance to get going,” Schatz explained. “I moved up the racetrack a little bit and got in his dirty air, and for some reason I was just stuck. I kept trying it. We got by him, but once I got myself back in clean air I was kind of in trouble and he went back by.”

A three-spot rally helped Schatz open Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s Final Stampede resulting in a ninth-place outcome on Friday, October 20; he started 12th.

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the season ending World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on Wednesday through Saturday, November 1-4.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels, GEARWRENCH.

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2023 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 68
Wins: 4
Top-5s: 22
Top-10s: 42

 

 

INLAND RIGGING DRIVERS BRODY ROA AND TOM DUNKEL RACE SO CAL NON-WING SHOW AT IMPERIAL THIS WEEKEND

(Cypress, CA, October 20, 2023) For the first time in over three months, sprint car competitors in California will face double trouble tonight and Saturday when both Inland Rigging drivers, Brody Roa and Tommy Dunkel, will be in action at the Imperial Valley Raceway. Friday’s program will include a $1000.00 to win fast car dash. On Saturday, the drivers will be vying for the $4000.00 first-place prize in the main event.

Saturday will be the first time the Inland Rigging duo has competed together since July 15th at Perris Auto Speedway. On that night, their gleaming white cars placed first and eighth in the 30-lap main event. Roa scored that win which was his third in a row. For Dunkel, who plans on contesting for the 2024 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year award, the eighth-place finish was his best in the series to date.

This weekend’s races will be the first at Imperial for the Inland Rigging boys since an appearance on March 11th. Issues that night knocked both of them out of the race early with Dunkel placing 16th and teammate Roa one position behind.

Roa was in action last Saturday night when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series made its final 2023 appearance at the Mohave Valley Raceway. The season-long leader in the series championship standings entered the fray with a 142-point lead over his closest pursuer. He pushed his #17R to the second-fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 14.480.

Known as the “Pride of Garden Grove,” Roa started sixth and finished fifth in a hard fought heat race. That meant he had to go to the 15-car, 12-lap B main event and finish in the top 10 to transfer to the A. That proved to be no problem for the friendly driver as he posted the victory. That meant he would start eighth in the 30-lapper. Had he not finished in the top 10 in the B, he could have used a provisional and would have started 23rd.

Roa got off to a good start in the main and moved up a couple of spots on lap two. However, in a main that was plagued by chaos, he had to go wide in turn four and got up over the top of the track. Fortunately, that track has a wide run-off area on the top. Roa was able to recover without slamming into a wall but he did lose three spots due to the off-road sojourn over the top. Simultaneously, a couple of other cars tangled bringing out a yellow flag.

Once the race went green again, Roa got his elbows up. While attempting to move into fifth, contact with the driver he was trying to pass saw them both slide to a stop in turn three. The track crew quickly got Roa’s #17R to the work area where crew chief Zac Bozanich and the boys quickly changed a flat left rear tire and sent him back into the battle.

As per the rules, the veteran driver had to restart at the back of the pack. The good part of that story is the race still had 20 laps to go. The bad part of the story was chaos was prevalent in the early portion of the race. Roa was going to have to be on his A-game to avoid several of the combatants if he wanted to move forward.

A red flew soon after the race restarted due to more bedlam. That gave Roa and the other drivers a chance to catch their breath and allowed the crews to make adjustments to the cars. As would be predictable, Bozanich and the team worked some magic for Roa who was restarting ninth.

The race finally put some consecutive laps together after the restart and wily veteran Roa cleverly drove his way forward. In fact, he was all the way back to fourth, but late in the race on the slick track, he slipped off the top in turn three and lost three spots. Roa got back and moved up to sixth and that is where he was at when the race ended.

Amazingly, the finish was only the second time in 15 USAC/CRA series races this season that Roa finished out of the top five and only the third time he has finished out of the top two.

Between last Saturday’s race and tonight’s opener at Imperial, the team put the finishing touches on a brand new, gorgeous #17R that Roa is debuting this weekend.

In addition to racing at Imperial Valley, Inland Rigging is presenting the first 100 children through the gates with a free Halloween trick-or-treat bag on Saturday.

The Imperial Valley Raceway is located on the Imperial Valley fairgrounds at 200 East 2nd Street in Imperial, California. The ticket prices for this weekend’s races are a throwback to the 1970s. Adult tickets are $5.00 on Friday and $10.00 on Saturday. Everyone 16 and under will get in free each night.

Fans can pick up a 2023 Inland Rigging Racing Team shirt from the crew after the races or online brodyroa.com.

As always, Brody Roa would be more than happy to jump in a race car on his weekends off from the #17R. His entire schedule is printed below. If anybody wishes to contact him about open dates, they can do so at 714-932-7994 or mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Jambo Barbeque Pits, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Canceled

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 7 Devils Bowl Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 6th A Main

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

November 3 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Prelim. Night 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

June 17 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

July 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

September 2 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

September 16 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 8th A Main

October 7 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

 

 

MARK HENRY RETURNS TO THE IMPERIAL VALLEY RACEWAY WHERE HE RECORDED HIS BEST OPEN-WHEEL FINISH

(Rosamond, CA, October 20, 2023) First-year 410 sprint car driver Mark Henry of Rosamond, California will return to the site of his best open-wheel finish this Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st, at the Imperial Valley Raceway. A year ago tomorrow night, young Henry placed second in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series main event on the same track.

Since that second-place finish last year, Henry’s open-wheel racing plans took a significant turn. Instead of racing a lightning sprint car, he realized a dream and moved to 410 sprint car racing. There were no 305, or 360 races in between his jump into “Big Boy Sprint Cars.”

After three races in the USAC/CRA Series, the confident driver will get two nights of action this week on the Imperial oval which is located near the USA/Mexico border. While he is competing in a drastically different car than he was in when he notched the second-place finish, it is on the same, well-manicured fairgrounds oval.

Last Saturday night, Henry journeyed to Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway. Once again, he displayed good control of the car on the banked 1/3 mile track located minutes from the Colorado River. After qualifying with a lap of 15.914, Henry ended up ninth in his heat race. He ran a competitive B main and only missed the transfer to the 30-lap A main by two spots.

This Friday and Saturday at Imperial, Henry will get in some more laps to help hone his skills and get himself prepared for a full season in 2024. Friday’s show will include a fast car dash that will reward the winner with a $1,000.00 payday. On Saturday, it will be a full program with heat races, a B main if necessary, and a $4,000.00 to-win main event.

By not making the A main at Mohave, Henry can still start two more main events in the USAC/CRA Series this year and be eligible for next season’s Rookie of the Year award. Club rules dictate that a driver can start no more than four main events and still be qualified for the prize. The series has three races remaining this year (this week's races are not USAC/CRA races and thus do not count). The first two of the remaining three come up November 3rd and 4th at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. The last will be at Perris Auto Speedway on November 11th.

Despite only contesting three races this year in USAC/CRA, Henry is ranked 43rd of the 57 drivers who have scored points. Thus far he has averaged 24 points per night. Multiply that average by 15 races if he made every race so far this season and he would have 360 points and be 12th in the standings.

The Imperial Valley Raceway is located on the Imperial Valley fairgrounds at 200 East 2nd Street in Imperial, California. The ticket prices for this weekend’s races are a throwback to the 1970s. Adult tickets are $5.00 on Friday and $10.00 on Saturday. Everyone 16 and under will get in free each night.

Henry is a breath of fresh air in sprint car racing. His knowledge and enthusiasm bode well for his progress in the sport. His only sponsor at this time is GAS Chassis. If you would like to be a marketing partner with this new, fan-friendly driver, feel free to call him at (661) 886-9027 or send him an email at mailto:Mark.Henry6698@gmail.com.

Mark Henry 2023 Racing Results

6/24/23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

9/23/23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

10/14/23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th B Main

 

 

JESSE LOVE AIMS FOR ANOTHER HISTORY MAKING PERFORMANCE IN OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (October 19, 2023) – 18-year-old 2023 ARCA Menards Series champion Jesse Love will aim to add another notch to his history making career when he competes in the $10,000-to-win Midget portion of Davey Hamilton, Jr.’s Open Wheel Showdown, racing into the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on December 1-2.

Love holds the distinction as the youngest overall champion, at age 13, in the storied history of the Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets in 2018. He also served as one of the final combined dirt and asphalt Midget champions in the history of the sport. Love’s career progression includes two 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series championships at Madera Speedway, a USAC Ford Focus Midget championship in 2017, and two ARCA Menards Series West crowns. His crowning championship in his development as a driver came this season as the 18-year-old notched ten wins on the way to the ARCA Menards Series national title.

“It should be awesome! I’m looking forward to going to be a big pavement race,” Love said “In open wheel we don’t get to see a lot of it and I wasn’t around during the glory days of it. Shoutout to the Hamiltons for putting it on. It takes someone like that to get this ball rolling and get pavement back where it should!”

A familiar pairing will reunite with Love driving for engine builder and car owner Tres Van Dyne after winning the BCRA championship together. Love will return to the seat of a pavement Midget, a division he recognizes as one of the best in the sport.

“I’ve had a lot of success with Tres and looking forward to rekindling that relationship. I feel really confident in my Van Dyne Midget motor and I know Tres is proud of it. The Midget cars are so beautiful and the best looking cars there is. It’s the most fun car to drive and the racing is always pretty intense,” Love said.

Love will be one of the few drivers in the Midget field with experience at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with 16 starts at the .375-mile oval and two wins in the USAC Ford Focus Midgets. He has also scored two podiums in three starts there in the ARCA Menards Series West.

“It's a really unique track and people think it’s just paint the bottom. But the last time I won the race we kind of ran the middle,” Love said. “Obviously at Las Vegas you’d never run the top at a track like that. I was able to run a second or third groove to carry momentum however. It’s still for the most part can be a two lane race track. It looks cookie cutter but it’s very technical. There’s a lot of grip on the paint and it’s a really fast track for a pavement midget.”

“Getting horsepower hooked up for the race track will be difficult. It will be good racing at the end of the day.”

The driving technique that Love developed in his pavement Midget racing days has also been a big part of his development in the ARCA Menards Series, leading to 12 career ARCA national wins along with five ARCA Menards Series West wins.

“Growing up racing at Madera Speedway, Stockton, Ukiah, and Lakeport - it helped me kind of just live more on the edge than the pavement stock car stuff,” Love said. “It taught me how to race with respect and also have a lot of horsepower and how to drive a big horsepower car. Power to weight ratio is so big in a Midget and it’s so easy to break traction. With the pavement Midget Ive always had a big diamond in (my line). I still use that same technique to this day in the ARCA stuff: get in really hard and use the tire to your advantage.”

Registration is moving quickly for the inaugural Open Wheel Showdown, with just 75 spaces available for the $50,000-to-win Winged Sprint Car division. Drivers can learn more at www.OpenWheelShowdown.com

Tickets are also on sale though the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ticket office and online. Details can be found at both www.LVMS.com or the Open Wheel Showdown website.

The event will be telecast through Speed Sport and on the new Speed Sport 1 channel. More broadcast details will be announced soon.

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE MADE AN INCREDIBLE 410 SPRINT CAR DEBUT LAST WEEK - THIS WEEK IT IS OKLAHOMA FOR KEITH KUNZ GIVEBACK CLASSIC

(El Cajon, CA, October 18, 2023) When it comes to dirt track racing, 410 non-wing sprint cars strike fear into the hearts of many. They are extremely ferocious and very hard to learn how to drive. Apparently, nobody advised 16-year-old rising star Braden Chiaramonte of those facts. Last Saturday night at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway, the young driver made his 410 debut, looked like a veteran, and quickly became the crowd favorite.

The trip marked Chiaramonte’s third time at the Arizona track. Two and a half years ago, the then 13-year-old placed fourth and fifth in a pair of POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series races there. Earlier this year, he appeared at the track in a non-wing 360 sprint car for a USAC/CRA 410 race but engine problems knocked him out before the main event.

Competing in one of the toughest non-wing series in the nation, USAC/CRA, no one could have predicted what the affable driver achieved on his first night in a 410. Being the fastest of the 27 cars on hand in hot laps drew some attention. Of course, it was not a big deal because it was only hot laps. However, minutes later in qualifying, he hit the attention button of those on hand with a sledgehammer. He turned in a lap of 14.497. That was the third fastest time of the night! Suddenly he had everyone’s full attention.

Being the third fastest qualifier meant that Chiaramonte would start sixth in his heat race. He had to finish fourth or better to go straight to the main event. He missed that position by two spots, finishing sixth. Without having a provisional at his disposal, the teen had to go to the 15-car B main where he would have to finish 10th or better to get into the A main event. He easily accomplished that by placing fourth and booking his ticket into the A main.

Unfortunately, missing the transfer in his heat meant that Chiaramonte would have to start the 30-lap A main in ninth. Of course, that made things much more exciting for the fans as he had some fast, wily veterans starting in front of him. What happened in the main was not only shocking, but it was magical. Starting ninth, he raced his way all the way up to fifth by the end of the second circuit. A yellow about 1/3 of the way through the race, saw him in sixth.

At one point, Chiaramonte slipped as far back as ninth. However, in the second half of the race, he went to the outside and put on a show. Running seventh, he rim rode around two cars coming off turn four and was suddenly up to fifth. Two laps later he blew by two more cars and was up to third, but with time running out, he was a long way behind the second-place car. Dramatically, he chopped down the second-place car's advantage and flew past him as well. It was clear to everyone in the crowd that at that point, he was the fastest driver on the track. The question was, could he chase down and pass the leader?

The driver of the car in front won a Midwest championship this year and more main events than any other non-wing 410 driver in the nation. By the end of lap 19 with the large crowd cheering him on, Chiaramonte had chopped the leader’s advantage down. They were side by side coming off turn four. As they sped by the starters stand, Chiaramonte inched ahead going into the corner. The leader changed lines and slid up to the top where Chiaramonte was running. With a big drive off turn two, Chiaramonte used his patented cut-back move from micros and was pulling alongside the leader. Simultaneously the yellow flag came out relegating the teen back to second.

Once again, Chiaramonte was the pursuer. The leader wisely stayed on the top and kept his young foe at bay. Chiaramonte remained second until he got over the cushion coming off turn four with six laps to go. He quickly recovered but was back to third. A slip on the back chute on the last lap momentarily slowed his progress. He got right back on the throttle, but the loss of momentum saw him edged for third place in a photo finish.

Less than 48 hours after his thrilling exploits in the “Grand Canyon State,” Chiaramonte and his team were on the road to Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Port City Raceway and the 5th Annual Keith Kunz Giveback Classic. The race takes place this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 19th, 20th and 21st. The preliminaries will be on Thursday and Friday. The finale will take place on Saturday. Chiaramonte, who will be driving the family-owned #73B in the Non Wing Outlaw class, will contest his preliminary on Thursday. Last year, 117 cars showed up at Tulsa. Chiaramonte, who was 15 at the time, placed eighth in the Friday A main and 15th in the Saturday final.

All three nights of this year’s Keith Kunz Giveback Classic will be available on Flo Racing. For more information or to subscribe, use the following link https://www.floracing.com/.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tiner-Hirst Enterprises, and Keizer Wheels.

Chiaramonte and his team are in the midst of a busy racing season. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Braden Chiaramonte 2023 Results

January 13 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 14th A Main

January 14 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Non Wing Open Comp Sprints 9th A Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints #2 1st A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

March 24 Placerville Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 10th B Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Car DNS

April 8 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

April 21 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Non Wing Micro 6th A Main

April 22 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

May 11 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th Qualifier

May 12 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 10th A Main

May 13 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 15th Qualifier

May 19 Kings Auto Raceway At Plaza Park 600 Non Wing Micro 4th A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars 7th A Main

June 3 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

June 23 Delta Speedway 600 Non Wing Micro 5th A Main

June 24 Delta Speedway 600 Non Wing Micro 21st A Main

July 7 Ocean Speedway Taco Bravo 360 Sprints DNS

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

July 22 Deuce of Clubs Thunder Raceway Open 360 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

August 5 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

August 25 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 10th A Main

September 7 Sweet Springs Motorplex 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 7th A Main

September 8 Sweet Springs Motorplex 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 24th A Main

September 9 Sweet Springs Motorplex 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 24th A Main

September 22 Lil Texas Motor Speedway 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 1st A Main

September 23 Lil Texas Motor Speedway 600cc POWRi Non Wing Micros 2nd A Main

September 28 US 24 Raceway 600cc Non Wings Micros 8th A Main

September 29 US 24 Raceway 600cc Winged Micros 8th Qualifier

September 30 US 24 Raceway 600cc Winged Micros 19th A Main

September 30 US 24 Raceway 600cc Non Winged Micros 6th Qualifier

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. You can contact him online at mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com or by calling (909) 226-7768.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Bringing Largest Field of Winged Sprint Cars to Texarkana in Track History!

Lonnie Wheatley, TEXARKANA, Ark. (October 19, 2023) – Winged 360-ci Sprint Cars have been a rare sighting at Texarkana 67 Speedway over the years.

But with last year’s closure of I-30 Speedway, that changes in a big way next weekend as the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape shifts to Texarkana 67 Speedway for the first time.

The crown jewel 360-ci event kicks off Thursday night, October 26, with the $4,646-to-win Ralph Henson Memorial before the 36th STN offering up $20,000 to win takes place on Friday and Saturday.

For the track that has hosted winged 360-ci Sprint Cars fewer than 20 times in the past quarter century, next weekend will be the largest gathering of Winged Sprint Car talent to assemble at Texarkana 67 Speedway with the entry tally currently at 61 and counting.

Winged ASCS Sprint Cars have tackled the Texarkana 67 Speedway clay oval 17 times since 1998 when now track promoter Tim Crawley picked up the win. Crawley added another three wins at 67 in subsequent years, most recently in 2013.

Marion, Arkansas’ Derek Hagar scored the most recent Winged 360-ci Sprint Car win at Texarkana 67 Speedway in June of 2022 when he beat Garet Williamson and Crawley to the stripe in the event that ended a six-year Sprint Car hiatus at the facility.

Along with Hagar, Glenpool, Oklahoma’s Matt Covington is the only other driver on the current entry list with a previous win at Texarkana 67 Speedway after taking an ASCS Regional win in 2012. Covington enters next weekend’s STN after falling just 46 points short of Jason Martin in this year’s ASCS National Championship points battle.

While Hagar, who has raced into eight of the last ten STN championship finales, is the most recent Texarkana victor, any advantage may be negated by reshaping and banking adjustments since made to the track.

With the track’s evolution, the 61-plus entries will enter the event on a level playing field with no prior experience on the currently configured racing surface.

A pair of legendary names in Sprint Car circles, Gary Wright and Jason Johnson, have ranked among the most prolific Texarkana 67 winners in years past.

Past Winged 360-ci Sprint Car winners at Texarkana Speedway include the following:

6/17/22 – Derek Hagar

7/15/16 – Ray Allen Kulhanek

5/11/13 – Tim Crawley

9/8/12 – Jake Martens

7/13/12 – Matt Covington

5/21/11 – Jason Johnson

6/5/09 – Tim Crawley

7/11/08 – Gary Taylor

4/27/07 – Jason Johnson

5/12/06 – Jason Johnson

6/10/05 – Tim Crawley

4/30/04 – Travis Rilat

5/2/03 – Shane Stewart

4/12/02 – Gary Wright

5/19/01 – Gary Wright

7/22/00 – Gary Wright

6/17/98 – Tim Crawley

Texarkana 67 Speedway host the Short Track Nationals for the first time after Sam Hafertepe, Jr., brought the curtains down on I-30 Speedway last year with his second STN triumph in the past three years after he and Aaron Reutzel posted preliminary feature wins the previous night.

Hafertepe, Jr., joined Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., as two-time Short Track Nationals winners with other multiple-time champions including Blake Hahn and Steve Kinser (three times each) and Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright atop the charts with five wins each.

Single time STN champions include Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The Current Short Track Nationals Entries:

0-Mike Vaculik (Hot Springs, AR)

1-Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

1d-Prestin Dalton (Millington, TN)

1jr-Steven Russell (Rochester, IL)

2-Chase Porter (St. Joseph, MO)

2-Jason Shavers (Canton, MS)

2c-Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

2T-Todd Bradford (Arlington, TN)

2w-Whit Gastineau (Moore, OK)

3-Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

4c-Tuesday Calderwood (Goodyear, AZ)

6-Koty Adams (Haughton, LA)

6-Christopher Townsend (La Porte, TX)

G6-Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

7c-Chris Morgan (Topeka, KS)

7s-TBA

8-Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

8m-Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

9jr-Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

10-Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)

10k-Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)

12-Jeffrey Newell (Tulsa, OK)

12h-Harli White (Lindsay, OK)

12x-Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO)

13-Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

14-Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

14T-Tim Estenson (Fargo, ND)

15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

21m-Spencer Meredith (Hernando, MS)

22m-Rees Moran (Tulsa, OK)

22x-TBA

23-Junior Jenkins (Greenville, TX)

23w-Conner Wray (Olive Branch, MS)

26-Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)

27J-Joseph Poe, Jr. (Scott, AR)

36-Jason Martin (Liberal, KS)

41-Casey Merrell (Springtown, TX)

43-Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)

44-Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

44-Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA)

45-Mark Huddleston (Genoa, AR)

45x-Kyler Johnson (Quinter, KS)

47-Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

47s-Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN)

50yr-J.J. Hickle (Quilcene, WA)

52-Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

55b-Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

71-Channin Tankersley (Arlington, TX)

71b-Brady Baker (Alexander, AR)

79-Gage Montgomery (Fredericktown, MO)

85-Josh McCord (Bossier City, LA)

87J-Jace Park (Overland Park, KS)

91-Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

91-Zach Pringle (Benton, AR)

91a-Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

95-Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

98p-Miles Paulus (Marshall, MO)

122-Lane Warner (Bloomfield, MO)

132-Jamie Manley (Memphis, TN)

187-Landon Crawley (Benton, AR)

938-Bradley Fezard (Bonnerdale, AR)

Pre-Entry Deadline

Pre-entries for the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape submitted by Tuesday, October 24, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after October 24 are $150 with no pit pass included. Entries may be submitted at https://www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com/driverinfo/.

There is no pre-entry for the Ralph Henson Memorial.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-Law-Tex Lawn and Landscape.

The Where: Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, AR). Texarkana 67 Speedway is located east of Texarkana to I-30 Exit 7, then 0.5 miles southeast on SR 108 then 2.6 miles northeast on US 67.

The When: October 26-28, 2023.

October 26 - Ralph Henson Memorial

October 27 – STN Preliminary action culminating with Twin 25-lap features.

October 28 – STN Championship culminating with $20,000 to win finale.

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for the event.

The Format: Thursday’s Ralph Henson Memorial will be contested under standard ASCS Mid-South Region format with one of top three finishers eligible for Saturday STN provisional if needed.

Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with Twin-25 lap features that each offer up $1,500 to win.

The top two from each of the Twin 25-lap features will be locked into Saturday night’s Pole Dash and the championship main event.

Friday event points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pole Dash. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for a top-three Thursday night finisher if necessary.

The Past STN Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Past Ralph Henson Memorial Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022 – Aaron Reutzel

2021 – Derek Hagar

2020 – Mark Smith

2019 – Tim Crawley

2018 – Derek Hagar

2017 – Tony Bruce, Jr.

2016 – Derek Hagar

2015 – Tim Crawley

2014 – Jordon Mallett

2013 – Cody Gardner

2012 – Dale Howard

2011 – Zach Pringle

2010 – Zach Pringle

2009 - Jeff Swindell

2008 – Gary Wright

The Feature Purse:

Thursday: 1. $4,646, 2. $1,250, 3. $1,100, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $300, 10. $250, 11. $250, 12. $250, 13. $250, 14. $250, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Friday (Twin Features): 1. $1,500, 2. $750, 3. $650, 4. $625, 5. $600, 6. $550, 7. $525, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $350, 12. $325, 13. $300, 14. $275, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Saturday: 1. $20,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $2,500, 4. $2,200, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,700, 7. $1,600, 8. $1,500, 9. $1,400, 10. $1,350, 11. $1,300, 12. $1,200, 13. $1,150, 14. $1,100, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000.

The Tickets:

The Tickets:

Thursday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Friday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Saturday: Pits $40. Grandstand for Adults $30, Military $25 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

Tickets will be available at the gate each day with gates with grandstands opening daily at 5:00 p.m. Debit/credit cards are accepted at the front gate and concessions.

Free camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis along the west side tree line with no water or electrical hookups.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN, watch live at https://flosports.link/3ECzSVP.

For more information regarding the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Texarkana 67 Speedway, check online at www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com, call 870-648-5688 or email tcrawley87@yahoo.com.

 

 

BRYANT BELL AND LOGAN MITCHELL DRIVE INTO VENTURA RACEWAY TIED FOR WMR CHAMPIONSHIP

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (October 18, 2023) – An unprecedented moment in Midget racing on the West Coast will come to its exciting conclusion on Saturday night at Ventura Raceway, when Oakley’s Bryant Bell and Santa Cruz’ Logan Mitchell settle the score in their tied championship battle for the 2023 Western Midget Racing crown.

The 17-year-old Bell has enjoyed four feature wins this year in the No. 09 Spike for Boscacci Racing and Toyota Walnut Creek. Mitchell has steered the No. 96x Boss Chassis for Mayer Iron & Design to five podium finishes including a key runner-up performance at Mohave Valley on September 30 to set the championship into a heads-up tie entering the finale. With WMR only awarding points for feature finishes, the challenge is simple: whichever driver finishes higher in the main event will be crowned champion.

The 2021 season also came down to a close duel as well with Fresno’s David Prickett entering the finale in a must-win situation. Prickett ultimately finished third, allowing Brentwood’s Blake Bower to win the first of his two series titles by just a scant four points.

Lindley, New York’s Darin Horton will wrap up his Rookie of the Year season from third in the championship standings. Horton earned a career-best third place finish at Mohave Valley. Bower is fourth in the standings followed by Lodi’s Nate Wait. Wait is a veteran of 29 WMR starts and is still driving towards his first-career win, with three third place finishes and one runner-up finish during the 2023 campaign.

Six-time points paying winner Drake Edwards of Surprise, Ariz. has advanced up to sixth in the standings with just eight starts. Livermore’s Greg Dennett, rookie Anthony Bruno of San Jose, Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas, and Todd Hawse of Moorpark round out the top-ten heading into round 15 of the series.

VRA Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, NMRA TQ Midgets, and Junior Classes will also be competing at Ventura Raceway. Grandstand gates open at 3pm with racing at 5:30pm Adults are $18, Seniors 60 and older and Military are $15. Students with ID are also just $15 while children 12 and under are admitted for free! For more information and pre-sale tickets, visit www.VenturaRaceway.com

For more information on Western Midget Racing visit www.WesternMidgetRacing.com

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway – Winner: Dustin Cormany

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway – Winner: Drake Edwards

3.31 Ocean Speedway - RAIN

4.1 Antioch Speedway - RAIN

4.29 Ventura Raceway – Winner: Bryant Bell

5.12 Ocean Speedway – Winner: Blake Bower

5.13 Petaluma Speedway – Winner: Bryant Bell

6.9 Ocean Speedway – Winner: Blake Bower

6.10 Petaluma Speedway – Winner: Bryant Bell

6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash* Winner: Drake Edwards

7.14 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* Winner: Drake Edwards

7.15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* Winner: Blake Bower

7.28 Ocean Speedway Winner: Blake Bower

7.29 Antioch Speedway Winner: Drake Edwards

8.11 Ocean Speedway Winner: Bryant Bell

8.12 Marysville Raceway Winner: Drake Edwards

9.2 Bakersfield Speedway Winner: Drake Edwards

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway Winner: Drake Edwards

10.21 Ventura Raceway

 

 

SPRINTCAR CHALLENGE AWAITS KENNY
AFTER an impressive go karting career on the tar circuits, Brock Kenny has a new challenge ahead of him during the 2023-24 season via an exciting move into Sprintcar racing.
Despite coming from a speedway family, the 23-year-old from Bunbury in Western Australia has never previously competed on a dirt speedway, instead going down the tar circuit route via go karting from the age of six, but that has come to an end now after teaming up car owner Josh Agrizzi aboard his WX # 27 Maxim car.
The Kenny and Agrizzi combination are supported by Neville Porker from RN Porker Motorsport, and Kenny is excited about his venture into Sprintcar racing.
“I’ve grown up around Sprintcars and also spent a few seasons pit crewing on a Sprintcar team, so to be able to get the opportunity to race a full season in one is a dream come true,” expressedKenny.
“After coming from a go karting background, I don’t have any previous dirt track experience to fall back on, but I’m well supported by both Josh and Neville, which gives me added confidence heading my first season.”
Leading up to the beginning of the 2023-24 season, Kenny has enjoyed two practice meetings (Bunbury Speedway and Perth Motorplex) and last Saturday’s race meeting at Ellenbrook Speedway.
“The team had leased a Limited Sprintcar engine for my first few outings and it’s allowed me to be able to make a steady move into Sprintcar racing,” he said.
“My first race meeting at Ellenbrook Speedway was an encouraging one, and I was able to grow in confidence throughout the meeting and by the time the feature race came away, I was able to move through the field and finish just off the podium in fourth.”
For his rookie Sprintcar season, Kenny has set realistic aims as he is set to jump between 410 and 360 Sprintcar competition.
“The goals for my first season are to get as much track time as possible and I’d like to consistently improve with every outing and try and move towards becoming a top-five contender,” Kenny enthused.
“I know that stepping into Sprintcars as a dirt track rookie is going to be a massive challenge, but it’s one that I’m going to try and grab with both hands and see where I end up at the end of each night.”
With nearly two decades in go karting on the tar circuits, which includesthe highlights being a Northern Territory Title win in Juniors Rookies class (2012) and a Western Australian Title victory in Seniors TAG 125 Light class (2018), Kenny’s rookie Sprintcar season is certainly an exciting prospect.
Despite Kenny not being an established name on the Sprintcar scene, Porker has been involved in Sprintcar racing fornearly a decade now – firstly in Victoria and more recently Western Australia. The drivers to step into Neville’s VA # 27 car include Brenten Farrer, Scott Bogucki and Kaiden Manders. When it comes to a highlight for the team so far, it’s by far when they won the preliminary feature race in what was a big upset performance during the 2020 Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway in Victoria with team driver Bogucki. For Agrizzi, he is an experienced crew chief, where he has worked with many drivers, such as Bogucki, and has now taken on the additional role as a car owner.
Kenny is set to make his 410 Sprintcar debut in this Saturday night’s (October 21) opening Maddington Toyota Series round at the Perth Motorplex.
Kenny and his team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:
• Maxi Pickers
• AusLink Logistics
• Holdcom Auto Parts
• Agrizzi Farm Machinery
• Sprintcar Engineering
• Porkers Transport
To find out more about Kenny, please LIKE him on Facebook by searching Brock Kenny Motorsport.

 

SAYRE READY TO GO
DESPITE the upcoming season schedule being up in the air, Daniel Sayre and the Aussie Racing team remain upbeat about their 2023-24 season prospects.
In what is his seventh season in 410 Sprintcars, Sayre will be getting his 2023-24 season underway at Moama’s Heartland Raceway on the NSW-Victorian border for the opening Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round.
After Sayre and the Aussie Racing team’s home track – Eastern Creek Speedway – was closed down last month for the foreseeable future, it forced them to totally reorganise their season schedule.
“Like everyone here in Sydney, it came as a massive disappointment to have Eastern Creek Speedway close their gates on the eve of the season starting, and it was a massive spanner thrown into the works for our whole season,” commented the 26-year-old from Bligh Park in western Sydney, NSW.
“With there being no clear picture regarding to when Eastern Creek Speedway will reopen, the team and I have decided to hit the road and visit interstate and regional NSW tracks. At this stage, we don’t have a full schedule mapped out, but we will be taking it a month-to-month basis during the season.”
Aside from the mixed schedule for the 2023-24 season, other off-season changes for Sayre and the Aussie Racing team are switching makes of chassis from the Maxim to the Triple X brand.
When it comes to season goals, Sayre is aiming to make more visits to the podium aboard his NSW # 16 Aussie Forklifts / One6 Industries supported Triple X car.
“I’d love to contend for more podiums this season, and I’m confident that the changes we have made during the off season are going to help me achieve that,” he enthused.
“With Sprintcar racing being so competitive, qualifying towards the front of feature races is vital, as it’s difficult when you start further down the field and have to work your way forward, but I’m confident that if I can start towards the front more often, I have the speed to stay there.”
Sayre’s team-mate and wife, Ashleigh Sayre, is set to sit out the first half of the Sprintcar season, due to injury, but she remains confident about getting back behind the wheel of her NS # 16 Aussie Forklifts / One6 Industries backed Maxim car by February of next year.
Upcoming Aussie Racing Schedule:
Oct 21: Heartland Raceway (Moama, NSW) - Eureka Series (Round 1)
Nov 4: Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic) - Eureka Series (Round 2)
Nov 18: Lismore Speedway (Lismore, NSW) - $5,000 to Win
Nov 25:Morris Park Speedway (Dubbo, NSW) - Club Show
Sayre and the Aussie Racing team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:
• Aussie Forklifts
• One6 Industries
• Wide Open Clothing
• Larsa Lift Trucks
• L.S Fabrications
• Atlantic Oil
• Pass Coatings
• Endeavour Liquid Waste
• C&S Engineering
To find out more about Sayre and the Aussie Racing team, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Aussie Racing.

 

Ryan Timms Has Strong Week In Midget Action Highlighted By Two-Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series and the POWRi Midgets running through Oklahoma last week, a last-minute decision was made for Ryan Timms to join his Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates. The decision worked out as Timms picked up two wins and a total of four Top-Five’s during the four-race swing.

“Running the Midget through Oklahoma wasn’t even on my radar, but at the last minute the idea got brought up, and with it being so close to home it made sense,” Ryan Timms. “With the races being so close, I wanted to run well, and we had a ton of speed and picked up a couple of wins.”

Kicking the swing off at Creek County Speedway with the POWRi Midget Series, Timms charged from seventh to first in his heat race and was the night’s top point earner by doing so. Lining up on the pole of the feature event, the Oklahoma City, OK native had the car to beat as his JBL Audio backed entry was on point.

Leading from flag to flag, Timms had his weekend off and running in the best way possible, as he picked up the win as a stop at Port City Raceway was on the horizon.

Thursday night the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series schedule resumed for their final weekend of action in 2023, and Timms still was in search of his first ever series win.

In a wild DRC 55 event, Timms earned fast time honors in his group before finishing third in heat race competition.

Lining up on the front row of the 55-lap feature event, Timms was right in the thick of things as he jumped out into the early lead. Setting a very strong pace out front, a couple of close calls nearly derailed the youngster, but he was able to keep his car under him despite enduring contact at times late in the race.

When the dust settled on the feature event, Timms was the first to the finish line as he was able to celebrate his first ever series win after close calls all through the season.

Friday and Saturday’s scene shifted to I-44 Riverside Speedway as Timms looked to keep his momentum up with two feature event wins under his belt.

Friday night Timms was again extremely strong from the get-go as he earned fast time honors in his heat race flight before racing to a second-place finish in his heat.

Gridding the field from the second row in the 30-lap feature event, Timms raced well as be battled hard inside the Top-Five. Unable to get up to contend for his third consecutive win, Timms still managed a spot on the podium as he took the checkered flag with a third-place finish.

The busy week came to an end on Saturday night, and Timms kicked the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series finale off by timing in third quickest in time trials.

Taking the green flag from the front row of his heat race, Timms settled into second when the eight-lapper came to life. Finishing in the runner-up position, Timms moved into the feature event where he took the green flag from the eighth starting position.

With mayhem taking place at the start of the race, Timms was quickly into the Top-Five. Working his way into fourth at the halfway point, Timms held strong until slipping back to fifth in the race’s waning laps.

Not stuck back there for long, Timms moved back into fourth with two-to-go, and went on to close the weekend out in fourth, giving up four consecutive Top-5’s.

“It was a good way to end our season in the Midwest” Timms said. “We have some huge Midget races coming up out in California in a few weeks, and hopefully we can continue to have this same speed out there. A big thank you to everyone on the KKM team who made this all possible.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-99, Wins-10, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-45

ON TAP: Timms heads to CA now as he will be in action at the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA this Thursday-Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

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RUNNER-UP WEEKEND FOR COVINGTON AT DEVIL'S BOWL

Matt Covington Racing- Glenpool, Ok. (October 18th, 2023) Matt Covington came home 11th and 2nd during the Winter Nationals this past week with the ASCS National Series at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, closing out the last National points race of the year as well as the last ASCS race at the famed mile. The results also capped off a runner-up finish in the 2023 National points championship.

Friday night, Covington started the night off with second quick time in his qualifying group. This granted him the 3rd starting position in the heat. Covington maintained his spot in the heat on the narrow and fast race track. The heat and qualifying results netted Matt an 8th-place starting position for the feature. With the race underway, Matt was able to work forward on several occasions and make a run into the top-5. Unfortunately, he caught a rut that brought out a late-race caution, forcing Covington to settle for 11th after starting from the back with few laps left to move forward.

On Saturday, the team prepared for night #2 of the Winter Nationals. Covington earned fast-time qualifier in his group and went 4th to 3rd in his heat race, giving him the second starting spot in the feature after the inversion. As the race commenced, Covington worked to pace the leader Sam Hafertepe, but wasn’t afforded many opportunities other than in lap traffic to help close the gap. A late-race restart gave Covington one last chance. However, Sam was too strong in clean air and left Covington to hold on to second and runner-up spot for the feature and championship points battle.

“Friday, we had a fast race car,” Covington commented. “I just made a mistake trying to get around Jason and the speed of corner entry didn’t work out well with the ruts. With the points battle, I was pushing hard and was just going for every chance and point I could get. Saturday was a good night. We were fast but so was Sam, and I just had the car a little snug, which hurt me trying to run him down. Congrats to Sam on the weekend sweep, and also need to give a shout-out to Jason Martin on the championship. We tried to keep it close late in the year, but he won a lot of races and had a great year. Those guys worked hard and deserved the championship. Hopefully, we can battle it out again next year and flip the results. I am looking forward to getting the 410 back in and going back to Devil’s Bowl for some World of Outlaw action this weekend. It’s definitely a shame and heartbreaker to lose one of my favorite tracks.”

Up next for Matt and team is some World of Outlaw action on Friday and Saturday at Devil’s Bowl for the final races ever at the famed mile.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who made the 2023 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the end of the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2023 STATS: Starts-43, Wins-5, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP:
10/20/23 Devils Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX
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STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2023 season, visit his updated website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Short Track Nationals Rapidly Re-Approaching!

Entry Count at 63 with Pre-Registration Open Until October 24

Lonnie Wheatley, TEXARKANA, Ark. (October 17, 2023) – Mother Nature may have foiled the initial attempt at the running of the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape.

But all systems are go for the event to take place at Texarkana 67 Speedway next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 26-28.

The weekend kicks off with the ASCS Mid-South sanctioned $4,646-to-win Ralph Henson Memorial Thursday night, October 26.

That simply whets the appetite for what is to follow on Friday and Saturday as a $20,000 winner’s share is earmarked for the victor of the 36th Annual Short Track Nationals that is contested on Friday and Saturday night, October 27-28, under the ASCS National banner.

While defending Short Track Nationals champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr., swept through this past weekend’s final Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, is was Liberal, KS, native Jason Martin walking away from the event with his first ASCS National Championship.

Martin raced into his second career STN championship finale last October at I-30 Speedway and finished the event off with an eighth-place finish, matching his previous STN best in 2017.

Hafertepe, Jr., and Martin will be joined by a field that continues to swell with the Pre-Entry Registration deadline extended to October 24 after the initial postponement. Those pre-registered by October can enter for just $100 with a driver pit pass for two nights. Entry after October 24 is $150 with no complimentary driver pit pass.

The field currently stands at 63 entries with past STN champions including Hafertepe, Jr., Sammy Swindell, Blake Hahn and Wayne Johnson. Another pair of entries are field by past STN winning car owners including Howard Moore in the Rains Motorsports No. 3 and a yet to be determined driver in the Sides Motorsports No. 7s.

Sunnyvale, Texas shoe Hafertepe, Jr., brought the curtains down on Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway by topping last year’s Short Track Nationals finale for the second time in three years after he and Aaron Reutzel posted preliminary feature wins the previous night.

Hafertepe, Jr., joined Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., as two-time Short Track Nationals winners with other multiple-time champions including Blake Hahn and Steve Kinser (three times each) and Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright atop the charts with five wins each.

Single time STN champions include Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The Current Short Track Nationals Entries:

0-Mike Vaculik (Hot Springs, AR)

1-Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

1d-Prestin Dalton (Millington, TN)

1jr-Steven Russell (Rochester, IL)

2-Chase Porter (St. Joseph, MO)

2-Jason Shavers (Canton, MS)

2c-Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

2T-Todd Bradford (Arlington, TN)

2w-Whit Gastineau (Moore, OK)

3-Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

4-Tuesday Calderwood (Goodyear, AZ)

4-Chase Johnson (Penngrove, CA)

6-Koty Adams (Haughton, LA)

6-Christopher Townsend (La Porte, TX)

G6-Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

7c-Chris Morgan (Topeka, KS)

7s-TBA

8-Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

8m-Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

9jr-Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

10-Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)

10-Brock Lemley (Sedro Woolley, WA)

10k-Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)

12-Jeffrey Newell (Tulsa, OK)

12h-Harli White (Lindsay, OK)

12x-Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO)

13-Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

14-Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

14T-Tim Estenson (Fargo, ND)

15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

21m-Spencer Meredith (Hernando, MS)

22m-Rees Moran (Tulsa, OK)

23-Junior Jenkins (Greenville, TX)

23w-Conner Wray (Olive Branch, MS)

26-Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)

27J-Joseph Poe, Jr. (Scott, AR)

36-Jason Martin (Liberal, KS)

41-Casey Merrell (Springtown, TX)

43-Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)

44-Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

44-Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA)

45-Mark Huddleston (Genoa, AR)

45x-Kyler Johnson (Quinter, KS)

47-Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

47-Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN)

50yr-J.J. Hickle (Quilcene, WA)

52-Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

55b-Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

71-Channin Tankersley (Arlington, TX)

71b-Brady Baker (Alexander, AR)

79-Gage Montgomery (Fredericktown, MO)

85-Josh McCord (Bossier City, LA)

87J-Jace Park (Overland Park, KS)

88-Austin McCarl (Altoona, IA)

91-Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

91-Zach Pringle (Benton, AR)

91a-Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

95-Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

98p-Miles Paulus (Marshall, MO)

122-Lane Warner (Bloomfield, MO)

132-Jamie Manley (Memphis, TN)

187-Landon Crawley (Benton, AR)

938-Bradley Fezard (Bonnerdale, AR)

Pre-Entry Deadline

Pre-entries for the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-La-Tex Lawn and Landscape submitted by Tuesday, October 24, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after October 24 are $150 with no pit pass included. Entries may be submitted at https://www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com/driverinfo/.

There is no pre-entry for the Ralph Henson Memorial.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & Ark-Law-Tex Lawn and Landscape.

The Where: Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, AR). Texarkana 67 Speedway is located east of Texarkana to I-30 Exit 7, then 0.5 miles southeast on SR 108 then 2.6 miles northeast on US 67.

The When: October 26-28, 2023.

October 26 - Ralph Henson Memorial

October 27 – STN Preliminary action culminating with Twin 25-lap features.

October 28 – STN Championship culminating with $20,000 to win finale.

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for the event.

The Format: Thursday’s Ralph Henson Memorial will be contested under standard ASCS Mid-South Region format with one of top three finishers eligible for Saturday STN provisional if needed.

Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with Twin-25 lap features that each offer up $1,500 to win.

The top two from each of the Twin 25-lap features will be locked into Saturday night’s Pole Dash and the championship main event.

Friday event points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pole Dash. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for a top-three Thursday night finisher if necessary.

The Past STN Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Past Ralph Henson Memorial Winners (All previous events contested at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway):

2022 – Aaron Reutzel

2021 – Derek Hagar

2020 – Mark Smith

2019 – Tim Crawley

2018 – Derek Hagar

2017 – Tony Bruce, Jr.

2016 – Derek Hagar

2015 – Tim Crawley

2014 – Jordon Mallett

2013 – Cody Gardner

2012 – Dale Howard

2011 – Zach Pringle

2010 – Zach Pringle

2009 - Jeff Swindell

2008 – Gary Wright

The Feature Purse:

Thursday: 1. $4,646, 2. $1,250, 3. $1,100, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $300, 10. $250, 11. $250, 12. $250, 13. $250, 14. $250, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Friday (Twin Features): 1. $1,500, 2. $750, 3. $650, 4. $625, 5. $600, 6. $550, 7. $525, 8. $500, 9. $450, 10. $400, 11. $350, 12. $325, 13. $300, 14. $275, 15. $250, 16. $250, 17. $250, 18. $250, 19. $250, 20. $250.

Saturday: 1. $20,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $2,500, 4. $2,200, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,700, 7. $1,600, 8. $1,500, 9. $1,400, 10. $1,350, 11. $1,300, 12. $1,200, 13. $1,150, 14. $1,100, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000.

The Tickets:

The Tickets:

Thursday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Friday: Pits $35. Grandstand for Adults $25, Military $20 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Saturday: Pits $40. Grandstand for Adults $30, Military $25 (with ID), Kids 6-11 $5 accompanied by an adult and 5 and under free.

Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

Tickets will be available at the gate each day with gates with grandstands opening daily at 5:00 p.m. Debit/credit cards are accepted at the front gate and concessions.

Free camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis along the west side tree line with no water or electrical hookups.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN, watch live at https://flosports.link/3ECzSVP.

For more information regarding the 36th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Texarkana 67 Speedway, check online at www.67speedwayoftexarkana.com, call 870-648-5688 or email tcrawley87@yahoo.com.

 

 

Dover Improves Throughout World of Outlaws Race at Lakeside Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 17, 2023) - Jack Dover gained the third-most positions during the Micro-Lite Harvest Rumble last Saturday at Lakeside Speedway.

Dover, who was driving for Rick and Chris Bowers, got off to a frustrating start during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event as he qualified 25 th quickest.

"It started off terrible," he said. "I thought we'd be better in time trials. I was hoping to be around the top 15. In the heat race we passed two guys and we were running down sixth place. That made me feel pretty good."

A run from ninth to seventh place in a heat race placed Dover third on the starting grid in the Last Chance Showdown.

"In the LCS we put some used tires on and they didn't take off," he said. "I lost a few spots right away. We rode around in sixth and I was able to get to fifth with a few laps to go. That locked us into the A Main."

Dover lined up on the inside of the 12 th row in the main event.

"We put some new tires on and tightened the car up some more," he said. "At one point we were up to 16th. I just made too many errors in the last few laps and let three guys get by me."

Dover ended with a 19th-place result.

"I was hoping to make the show and we did that," he said. "My next goal was a top 15 and if I didn't make the errors we would have been 16 th so we were close to accomplishing the goals."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 14 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 19 (23).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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

 

 

TKS Motorsports finds success on multiple levels; Big things ahead for 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (October 17, 2023) - As the 2023 season officially comes to a close, Troy and Tammy Renfro’s TKS Motorsports has much to celebrate, not only concluding their recent campaign with a multitude of noteworthy results, but highlighting all accomplishments with an appearance in Knoxville Raceway’s “big dance.” The Mitchellville, Iowa-based open wheel team, piloted for much of the season by Waco’s own Chase Randall, concluded their 2023 schedule with ten top-ten and five top-five finishes, and when one considers the company they were with, their stat sheet is more than respectable.

“It was a great year for this team and I’m proud of what we accomplished. Chase [Randall] stepped into our program with big goals and a lot of ambition, and he really helped turn our program around,” Troy Renfro stated. “I want to thank all of our partners for their endless support. A sprint car team requires a lot of moving parts, and not just what’s on the race car. We have a great network who believes in us and believes in this team. I’m confident big things are ahead in the future.”

As stated, the highlight of the season occurred in August when Chase Randall and TKS Motorsports powered their way to a starting position in the 2023 Knoxville Nationals. Randall’s qualifying night effort set the tone, racing on to finish second on Wednesday, August 9, which solidified a starting position in Saturday’s coveted 50-lapper. The young Texan would go on to finish 13th.

Other major results for Randall and TKS Motorsports include a podium run in Knoxville Raceway’s Border Battle on June 14, followed by another podium performance at the Sprint Car Capital of the World on July 15. In fact, Randall’s debut with TKS Motorsports, a substitution for the injured Ian Madsen on May 6, also resulted in a podium performance, finishing third in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener.

Although TKS Motorsports had originally planned to join the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on October 14, the plan was ultimately altered, leaving their two-day visit to Shelby County Fairgrounds on September 8-9 as their final starts of the year. Despite Randall having prior commitments, Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Kaleb Johnson filled the seat and performed consistently, eventually capping the Cyclone Classic with a double top-ten achievement.

“I think the goal for any team, especially those located in the Midwest, is to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals A-Main, and to accomplish that again in 2023 is really special, especially with a driver still relatively new to 410 competition,” Renfro added. “We still have some things to work out for next year, but it's all looking really good. We hope to make an announcement soon.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Custom Plumbing Inc, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 TKS MOTORSPORTS TEAM STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 5
Top-Tens: 10

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Filling in for Ian Madsen, Chase Randall finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Ian Madsen finished fourth during POWRi 410 start at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Ian Madsen Hard Charged from 16th to finish eighth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 27. Finished tenth from 15th at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall finished third in Knoxville Raceway’s Border Battle on Saturday, June 17. Rallied from 21st to 13th at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 8. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 15. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22 - Hard Charger Award. Rallied from 19th to finish 11th during All Star Circuit of Champions action at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Chase Randall finished second in the Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event on Wednesday, August 9. Finished 13th in the Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. TKS Motorsports and Kaleb Johnson earned back-to-back top-ten finishes in Shelby County Speedway’s Cyclone Classic on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9; they finished ninth each night.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TKSMotorsports2KS
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TKSMotorsports
News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch High Limit Series online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Huset’s Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Jackson Motorplex online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

Final Event of 2023 for Empire Super Sprints This Friday at Outlaw Speedway

By Curtis Berleue (Dundee, NY) | For the final time in the 2023 40th Anniversary campaign for the Empire Super Sprints, the tour will hit the track on Friday night at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY. This Fridays visit for the Hoag Memorial will be the third of four scheduled visits at the Dundee oval this season, with the first being lost to poor track conditions back in April.

In the two completed A-Mains in 2023 at Outlaw, Jared Zimbardi and Jordan Thomas have been victorious. Zimbardi’s victory was his first tour win in quite some time, and just his fourth overall, while Thomas’ victory was his first in Empire Super Sprints competition.

While the points chase wrapped up two weeks ago at the Weedsport Speedway with Jordan Poirier being crowned champion for the second consecutive season, a strong contingent of competitors is expected this Friday at Outlaw. The event boasts one of the highest purses on the 2023 schedule. Run in memory of local legends and father/son duo Dutch and Dean Hoag, the Hoag Memorial will pay $3,500 to the winner of Friday nights A-Main.

While this is the last scheduled on track action of 2023 for the Empire Super Sprints, one event does remain on the calendar – the annual rules meeting and awards banquet held at the Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel in Vernon, NY on Saturday November 11. More information including ticket pricing and start times will be available in the coming weeks.

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Friday, October 20 – Outlaw Speedway - Dundee, NY ($3,500 to Win Hoag Memorial)

Saturday, November 11 – Rules Meeting & Awards Banquet – Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel - Vernon, NY

 

 

Hagar Impresses During Flip Flop 50 Weekend at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Oct. 18, 2023) - Derek Hagar earned his 19 th triumph of the season and a pair of Hard Charger Awards during a strong weekend at Riverside International Speedway.

Hagar swept the 305ci winged sprint car program, guiding the McCord Farms No. 42 to wins in a heat race and the pole scramble on Friday before capturing the A Main on Saturday.

"Mr. McCord puts together a really nice car that is capable of winning every time it hits the track," he said. "We had a good start in our heat race and won it. We started on the pole of the scramble and won it. That put us on the pole for the feature Saturday night and we won it. The car is phenomenal and that made it easy to drive."

A third-place result in a USCS Series heat race on Friday sent Hagar into a B Main on Saturday. He finished second in the consolation race to advance into the 17 th starting spot in the first feature of the Flip Flop 50.

"We rolled around the bottom for a while and made it work," he said. "Every time I got good momentum going a caution would come out. We finally got a long green-flag run. I moved to the top and passed a couple of cars and moved back to the bottom to get a few more. With a couple of laps to go I got by Terry Gray through the middle in turns three and four and closed in on Landon Crawley for second. I wish we got a late caution because I think we had something for the top two, but we ran out of laps."

Hagar's run from 17 th to third featured the most positions gained.

The second main event was inverted based on the finishing order from the first feature, meaning Hagar had to start on the inside of the 10 th row. Once again, he rallied through the field to score a podium - this time recording a runner-up result.

"We rolled the bottom and passed cars until I could get a clear run on Sammy (Swindell)," he said. "He missed the bottom and I got by him. Then I moved to the top. On Lap 8 or Lap 9 we had a red flag with three guys in front crashing and I was in fifth. The track had taken rubber. We ran behind Chase Howard the rest of the race. The last two laps his right rear tire started coming apart and I could feel my car vibrating. I was hoping I could hold on and his tire would as well because that was his first 360 sprint car win. It was cool to see him get that first win."

The rally from 19 th to second produced another Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Hagar plans to return to Riverside International Speedway this Saturday for a 305 race.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (360 sprint car) - Heat race: 3 (3).

Oct. 13 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (305 sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (4); Pole scramble: 1 (1).

Oct. 14 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (360 sprint car) - B Main: 2 (1); Feature #1: 3 (17); Feature #2: 2 (19).

Oct. 14 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (305 sprint car) - Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 19 wins, 26 top fives, 26 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B & D Towing and Recovery

Since 2002, B & D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recover and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com .

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

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Tackling KKM Giveback Classic for First Micro Sprint Start in More Than a Decade

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (Oct. 18, 2023) - Jordon Mallett is climbing inside a different type of race car this weekend.

Mallett will be piloting a micro sprint this Thursday through Saturday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., during the KKM Giveback Classic. It will mark his debut at the track and his first time ever competing in the Outlaw Non-Wing division.

"I haven't been in a micro in a little more than 15 years so it's going to be a fun weekend," he said. "It'll be a little different pace for us. We're just going to have fun. We still want to run well, but it's a change of pace and we want to enjoy the weekend.

"I'm driving for Thomas Porter and the Porter Racing Team. They've been long-time sponsors of mine and it's been fun to be with them along the way as they've gotten the racing careers for Luke and Sami, their son and daughter, started. I'm excited to be running one of their spare cars for the weekend."

Mallett spent a trio of seasons in his early racing days competing in the Restricted and Winged Outlaw micro sprint divisions.

"I was just good enough to be dangerous," he quipped. "I guess I have a couple or maybe three years in micros and then we moved to sprint cars. I was really young. I ran micros at I-30 Speedway, just locally about every weekend. Once we got done with that we moved to 360s.

"This weekend it worked out where my schedule was open and theirs was, too. We're excited to hang out all weekend and have fun."

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 10 top fives, 25 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the KKM Giveback Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Porter Commercial Refrigeration

Porter Commercial Refrigeration, which was created in 1992 and is based in Greenbrier, Ark., provides the finest refrigeration equipment sales, quality service and installation for supermarkets, c-stores, restaurants, warehouses, processing plants and ice machines. For more information, visit http://www.PorterRefrigeration.com .

"Porter Commercial Refrigeration is a huge supporter of our team," Mallett said. "They are always stepping up to help us however they can and we really appreciate the partnership."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Wins Trophy Cup Tune-Up at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi captured his 12 th triumph of the season last Saturday during the Trophy Cup tune-up at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi was second quickest in his qualifying group and he won a heat race to advance into the feature redraw.

"We timed in pretty good and won our heat race," he said. "They didn't have a dash and we were lucky enough to redraw the No. 1 for the feature. We ran the majority of the race unchallenged. Traffic was the hardest thing. It was all over the place. I had to make some aggressive moves. That left the door open one t