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Hahn Leaves Dirt Cup With Lucas Oil ASCS National Points Lead

Bryan Hulbert - ALGER, Wash. (June 26, 2019) Blake Hahn had a lot of things to be happy about in regards to his performance at the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Casino/Resort.
While his lead in Saturday's A-Feature and potential win came up shy due to a mistake in lapped traffic, the victory in Thursday's preliminary A-Feature, followed by a runner-up in Saturday's program all added to the bigger picture as Hahn goes into the Fred Brownfield Classic with series point's leader.

"I wanted that win so bad, and I knew I had the car to do it. I just messed up and got impatient. I'm kicking myself about it, but in the big picture, we had a great weekend. We've had speed, and we've had wins over the last couple years, just not on the National Tour, and that's what we've been lacking so to get the win Thursday and have everything work out the way it did, I'm really happy with where our team is at," commented Hahn .
Topping Thursday's opener, the win is Hahn's first at the Skagit Speedway and broke a 108 race winless streak in National Tour competition.
"That win was everything for our weekend. It worked out that Matt [Covington] showed us a nose and showed me where the line was, so I was able to get down and protect the lead. If that had happened in traffic, we would have run second. I was surprised the track went the way it did as fast as it did, and I was doing everything I could to save tires until our last restart. The car felt good and they weren't shaking, so I just let it rip."
Tangling with Garen Linder the following night racing for 10th, Hahn received damage but was able to return and run to an 11th place finish. Still able to put the Sage Fruit, Co. No. 52 on the right of the front row, Hahn led until lap 13 before contact with Greg Hamilton sent Blake around. Not stopping, Hahn restarted fifth and ran back to second; missing the win by three-tenths of a second.
"If I could have cleared the slower car that was racing with us on that last restart, I think I could have had something for Robbie, but to come back like we did after messing up, I was happy with the run after I just sat and thought about it. Still sucks to miss it like that, but to see Robbie get his first win at a race like Dirt Cup was pretty cool."
Next for the team is the Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 in Elma, Wash.
The 2019 season is Blake Hahn's 17th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2019 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 30; Wins -3; Top 5 - 15; Top 10 - 18; Top 20 -24;
Coming Up:
June 28 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
June 29 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
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POWRi NATIONAL MIDGETS SET FOR SUNDAY SHOWDOWN AT LINCOLN

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (June 25, 2019) - For the first time in over two years, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League is set to race at Lincoln Speedway with a Sunday, June 30 showing at the Lincoln, Ill. quarter-mile. Making the 17th appearance in league history, the National Midgets will star alongside the DIRTcar Late Models and Modifieds of The Hell Tour.

Leading into the solo show on Sunday, attention remains on the dominance of current points leader, Logan Seavey, who is also the most recent winner at Lincoln Speedway with an Illinois SPEED Week triumph from June 4, 2017. The 2017 POWRi National Midget champion, Seavey has opened this year with six victories in the first nine races, including the last three straight races.

In 16 previous POWRi National Midget appearances at Lincoln, a group of ten elite competitors have found victory lane. The late Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. (Aug. '11, Aug. '12, Aug. '14) and Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nev. (June '14, Oct. '15, June '16) lead the way with three wins apiece. Danny Stratton (April '06, June '12) and Zach Daum (Aug. '15, Aug. '16) both hold two Lincoln scores to their names. Mike Hess (April '07, Michael Pickens (June '13), Rico Abreu (Aug. '16), Chett Gehrke (July '14), Christopher Bell (Oct. '14) and Seavey (June '17), have all struck once.

Trailing Seavey in the point standings is reigning POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion, Tucker Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kansas (-380). A winner of six events in his championship campaign a year ago, Klaasmeyer enters Lincoln in pursuit of his first win of 2019 aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Link-Belt Excavators, Bullet/Toyota No. 27.

Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. sits third in points (-490) and is the leading Rookie of the Year contender in his Keith Kunz Motorsports, KKM Classic, Bullet/Toyota No. 71. Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. (-540) has been strong early on and has his Jim Neuman Racing, Brandt, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N slotted fourth in points. Rounding out the top five momentarily is three-time POWRi National Midget champ, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. (-540) in the Daum Motorsports, Bullet/Toyota No. 5D.

Running alongside the iconic "Hell Tour," fans will witness a bill featuring three headliners with the POWRi National Midgets, DIRTcar Late Models, and DIRTcar Modifieds. For those unable to attend, www.dirtvision.com will have a live pay-per-view broadcast of the event available for purchase. www.speedshifttv.com will have highlights and on-demand coverage of the POWRi portion up as well.

On Sunday at Lincoln, the pits are slated to open at 3:00 PM with the grandstand gates opening at 4:00 PM followed by hot laps at 6:00 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission is $30 and children 11 & under are $5.

 

 

Trenca Scores Ninth-Place Result at Land of Legends Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - VERNON, N.Y. (June 26, 2019) - Joe Trenca highlighted last weekend with a top-10 performance at Land of Legends Raceway.

The Mucci Motorsports driver advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race before he capped Saturday night with a ninth-place result in the feature. The outing at the oval in Canandaigua, N.Y., marked his sixth top 10 of the season and keeps him ranked second in the Patriot Sprint Tour championship standings.

"We tried something Saturday night a little different than we normally do in the heat race," he said. "It wasn't that great so we went back to what we normally do for the feature. I got up to sixth and got put into the wall passing for fifth. It was a racing deal and wasn't anyone's fault. I stuck my nose in there at the last second. We fell to 13th or 14 th and got back to ninth by the end of the race."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Utica-Rome Speedway, which hosted the Cole Cup featuring the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Trenca timed in fourth quickest in his group and he placed second in a heat race. He lined up on the outside of the front row for the 50-lap main event.

"It was a 50-lapper with 25-lap increments and a pit stop," he said. "That was kind of cool. We tried something for the first 25 laps and we fell to fifth or sixth. There was a big shakeup on a restart just after midway. I hopped a guy's right rear and fell to 12th. We made our way back up a bit. Then we put a slide job on a guy for ninth with about three laps to go, but I slid off the track and fell to 16th. There was a lot of action that night."

Trenca ended with a 16th-place run.

He is slated to take this weekend off before resuming action on July 4 at Land of Legends Raceway with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 22 - Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (12).

June 23 - Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 16 (2).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 4 at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

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"It's great to work with Weld Wheels, which is a proven leader in premier wheels," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

NO RACES THIS SATURDAY


This Saturday, June 29, we will not be racing at Knoxville Raceway!

Head north to Jackson Motorplex to watch your favorite Knoxville 410 drivers battle the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Or, support our partners at DIRTVision and tune in to live PPV action each night.
Let's Go Wingless!


The inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals will be held Friday, July 5 & Saturday July 6 at Knoxville Raceway.

The greatest non-wing drivers in the world will battle for two days to earn the title as the first-ever Corn Belt Nationals champion and the $20,000 prize.

The Knoxville Raceway 360 winged sprint car class will also compete on Friday, while the 410 winged sprint car class will compete on Saturday.

Full entry list is now available online. Tickets start at $20 for adults, $15 for teens and $10 for children 12 and under. All ticket prices increase by $5 on Saturday.

Tickets are available here or by calling 641-842-5431. Camping spots are available on a first come, first served basis and are $25 a night.
Fourth Of July Celebration


Knoxville Raceway and Thrive Knoxville are partnering to create a day-long celebration of our country's independence this Fourth of July!

The activities start in downtown Knoxville with a flag raising at 7:45am and a 5k immediately after. The day will be filled with live music, a bicycle parade and inflatables for kids, a Best Burger Competition at Peace Tree Brewing Company downtown, bags and dodge ball tournaments and more.

At 6pm, the celebration moves to Knoxville Raceway where the Peace Tree Brewing Company Beer Garden will be open offering $1 off Four Wide Wheat from 6-7pm. A USAC and WAR POWRi driver autograph session at 7 and Kid Zone open from 6-8pm. The Des Moines-based band CTRL+C will take to the stage at 8pm for a live concert. Fireworks will be shot off from nearby Youngs Park at 9:45pm.

Parking is free and concessions will be open! The track is the PERFECT spot to watch the annual fireworks show!
June 22 - Marion County Farm Bureau Night Make-Up Features
The 360 and 410 A-Main events from the June 22 Marion County Farm Bureau race night have been rescheduled!

The 410 A-Main make-up race will be held as the final race of the night on July 13 - Van Wall Night at Knoxville Raceway.

The 360 A-Main make-up race will be held as the final race of the night on July 20 - 3M Night at Knoxville Raceway.
The PERFECT Place to Stay During Nationals


My Place Hotels, located in Altoona and Ankeny, is the perfect hotel choice for fans coming to the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Both hotels are new and feature full-size refrigerators, microwaves, and small stoves in each room. The hotels also have a laundry center on site and a mini-market to purchase anything you may have forgotten or grab that late night snack when you get back from the races. PLUS, their pet friendly, so bring your furry race fans with you!

Both My Place Hotels locations are offering discounted rooms - $99/night July 31 through August 5 and $139/night August 6 through 11 - with promo code "Knoxville". Book your rooms today by calling 515-348-7161 (Altoona) or 515-381-0589 (Ankeny).
Marion County Fair Concert


The 2019 Marion County Fair concert is just two weeks away!

Get your tickets now to watch country legends John Michael Montgomery and JoDee Messina rock the infield of Knoxville Raceway.

Come sing along to Sold!, Life is a Dance, I Can Love You Like That, Heads Carolina/Tails California, Lesson in Leavin' and more. Hits that are sure to bring back memories of Skate Pit dances after the Nationals in the mid-90s!

Gates open at 6:30pm on Friday, July 12. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance here or by calling 641-842-5431. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office on the day of the concert for $30.
Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway


Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

July 4 - Fourth Of July celebration in downtown Knoxville 8am-2pm and at Knoxville Raceway from 6-10pm.

July 5-6 - Inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals

July 12 - Marion County Fair Concert featuring John Michael Montgomery and JoDee Messina

July 13 - Van Wall Race Night during the Marion County Fair -4H Members get Free Admission with current 4H branded t-shirt

 

Miller Family Motorsports

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] June 26, 2019-The Miller Family Motorsports teams posted great results for their two-day weekend this past weekend. The brothers headed to SK Speedway in Unity, WI on Friday evening with the Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSA).

The teams unloaded along with 27 other 360 sprinters; Justin was first to hit the track for heat race action. He pushed off starting 6th and at the start he would make contact with another car that lost power quickly and Justin would need to head to the work area. The team quickly looked over the car and fixed some of the broken pieces in less than 2 minutes; Justin re-fired and tagged the field. After taking the green again, Justin was able to work from the back of the field to finish 5th and transfer to the nights' A-main event.

Adam was next up to hit the race track and would start 5th in his heat. After battling for the 4th spot up until the checkered dropped, Adam would be credited for that spot and transfer to the A-main! Both brothers were locked in to the nights 30-lap A-main event.

Justin had to make several changes to his Maxim and finish fixing any damage that affected the #15m after the heat race incident. Adam watched the track and was able to provide great information for both teams to use as they put final touches on their 360 sprinters.

The A-main rolled track-side and Adam would start 13th and Justin would start 16th. As the race took the green it would be followed by several cautions and a red flag incident. As the MSA 360's lined up for what would be the last re-start both Adam and Justin used this final re-start to their advantage. Adam was able to dive to the bottom of the race track and work with Justin to pick their way through the field. Adam at the checkered would finish 8th and Justin would finish 5th! Both brothers were able to capture TOP 10 FINISHES!

Excitement was endured in both pit areas and they interacted with fans that do not see sprint cars often in their area; after the last race finished, the brothers would be on the road again heading back to Plymouth to race Saturday at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

Saturday morning came fast for the teams as they pulled maintenance and locked and loaded again for Saturday's racing action.

After semi-successful pill draws for their starting spots in the heat race action; Adam would start 5th and finish their in his respected heat race and transfer to the nights' A-main event. Justin would start 3rd in his heat race and he would runaway with his heat race and capture his first HEAT RACE WIN of the season and transfer to the nights' A-main.

Anxiously waiting the line-up to be posted, Adam and Justin looked at the track and discussed how tricky it was and what they would do for set-ups. Adam would start 16th and Justin would start 5th.

Adam wasted no time and would quickly start picking off cars and would find himself secure a 10th place finish! Justin struggled and fell back several times from his 5th starting spot and was able to work himself back up to finish 7th.

Both brothers once again captured TOP 10 FINISHES and put together a solid double duty weekend!

The MFM teams' will be action on FRIDAY at the Plymouth Dirt Track for the Russ Scheffler Memorial! **Note that the races at Plymouth are on Friday this week- not Saturday. Both teams depending on how Friday evening plays out may join the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) on Sunday at 141 Speedway.

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

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

 

 

Raul Rodriguez, Sr, Dwayne Short, Riley Jeppesen, and Dakota Albright Cash In at Merced Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Merced, CA)- in what was the last weekend of racing action for the month of June at Merced Speedway, a great show saw Raul Rodriguez, Sr, Dwayne Short, Riley Jeppesen, and Dakota Albright each grab wins on Saturday night.

With 13 Hobby Stocks in action on Saturday night, Rodriguez, Sr advanced from fourth to grab the win over Shannon Nelson, Michael Shearer, Timmy Crews and Donnie Shearer.

The return of the Valley Sportsman belonged to Dwayne Short. Short was able to power to the win over Rick Elliot, Mike Friesen, Jeff West, and Gary Hildebrand.

Riley Jeppesen topped Mini Late Model action by picking up the win over Timmy Crews, Jeremiah Enriquez, Logan Clay, and Carson Gutherie.

The visiting BCRA Midget Lites had a very strong field of 18 cars check in as Dakota Albright stole the show by grabbing the win. Albright picked up the feature event win over Bobby Michnowicz, Scott Kinney, Craig Holsted, and Jacob Williams.

Going dark this weekend, the action picks back up on July 6th as the IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Mini Late Models fill out the card that offers FREE Grandstand Admission and a post race Fireworks Spectacular.

STAY CONNECTED- Keep up with the happenings at Merced Speedway by clicking over to www.mercedspeedway.net or by ‘Liking’ https://www.facebook.com/mercedspeedway/ on Facebook.

Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Drive Merced, CA 95341.

 

 

ROA CHASES USAC/CRA POINT LEAD SATURDAY AT PERRIS – ADDS ELDORA TO SCHEDULE!

(Cypress, CA, June 26, 2019) The busiest traditional sprint car driver in the west, Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa, will be back in action and trying to retake the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series point lead this Saturday night, June 29th, at Perris Auto Speedway.

After a rare two weekends in a row out of the cockpit of his #91R sprint car, Roa, 28, heads into Saturday’s race at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval second in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship point standings. However, he comes into the event only 12-points out of the lead.

In the first three races at Perris this year, Roa has one win, a third-place finish and a sixth. The last time the series visited the track situated at the base of the Lake Perris Dam for the annual Salute to Indy in May, he qualified 12th quick, placed second in his heat and recorded the aforementioned sixth in the 30-lap main event.

While he was out of the cockpit of his sprint car the last two weeks, he did manage to squeeze in a go-kart race with the So Cal Oval Karters last weekend. Racing on a twisty road course carved into the infield of Perris Auto Speedway, Roa swept the show, winning both heats and the main event in the Yamaha of America KT100 class.

Due to a conflict in schedules between the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series, Roa was forced to scratch from the two-day event at Iowa’s Knoxville Speedway on July 5th and 6th. However, he has added a date! For the first time in his career, he will be racing at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Ohio on July 17th. Two nights later, he will be one state west in Indiana for the opener of the grueling Indiana Sprint Week. That series will see the veteran driver contest eight races on eight different tracks in only 10 nights.

Fans who would like to see Roa in action this week can find Perris Auto Speedway at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race is at 7:00. The track website is http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

Colorful Brody Roa t-shirts are available now at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a race and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product. You can see the design in one of the photos attached to this release.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/
The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, The Golden-Vibe Boutique, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

2019 Schedule
1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A
1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C
2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A
2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A
3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A
3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A
3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A
3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 1st A
4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 3rd A
4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 6th A
4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A
5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A
5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 14th A
5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A
5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 6th A
6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A
6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A
6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA
7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
7/17/19 Eldora Speedway (OH) USAC National
7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National
7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National
8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/5/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/6/19 Ocean Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
*** Tentative

 

Red Dirt Raceway Ready for USAC Midget Invasion on July 9!

Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (June 26, 2019) – It’s almost time for “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway!

The NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget series takes to the ¼-mile Red Dirt Raceway near Meeker, OK, for a second consecutive year on Tuesday night, July 9.

The mighty Midgets will be joined on the Tuesday night card by the NOW600 Non-Wing Micro Sprints.

NASCAR Xfinity series title contender Christopher Bell fought off reigning series champion Logan Seavey to top last year’s edition of “Tuesday Night Thunder” as the USAC National Midget series returned to the Sooner State for the first time in more than 40 years.

After settling for runner-up honors at Red Dirt Raceway last year, Keith Kunz Motorsports rep Seavey enters the event this time second in points with a 63-point deficit to Clauson-Marshall Racing rival Tyler Courtney. Kevin Thomas, Jr., and Chris Windom are deadlocked for third with Zeb Wise filling out the current top five.

Along with the stout USAC contingent, a number of top Oklahoma contenders are expected to defend their home turf including two-time USAC Sprint Car champion and Broken Arrow native Brady Bacon, Collinsville’s Tyler Thomas and 16-year-old Cannon McIntosh of Bixby.

General admission for the July 9 USAC National Midget “Tuesday Night Thunder” event is just $25 with high school students and younger just $5. There is also $5 off admission for anyone wearing a Red Dirt Raceway tee-shirt or that has a “Red Dirt Raceway – Meeker, OK” koozie. All access pit passes will be available for $35.

Red Dirt Raceway features a tailgate area as well available for the first 25 cars for just $100 per car load (fit as many as you can) with one 54 quart cooler and one grill permitted.

Camping without hookups is available onsite.

Gates for “Tuesday Night Thunder” open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying getting under way at 7:00 p.m. and then racing to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsors making “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway possible include Patriot Dodge of Chandler, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMi, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, and Outlaw Wings.

Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway is located 4.5 miles north of US 62 on SR 18 (990871 South Highway 18, Meeker, Oklahoma 74855). For more information, contact the track at 405-318-0198 or check online at https://www.reddirtraceway.com/.

 

 

DCRP Mid-Season Championships this Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 26, 2019) – The mud will be flying at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night as the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas hosts the Mid-Season Championships.

With the title chases all heating up, the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stock will all battle it out on Saturday night.

Saturday’s action that gets under way at 7:30 p.m. also offers $5 admission for those that are members of a Church Group and wearing their group’s apparel. Otherwise, general admission in just $12 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The title chases are far from decided with several divisions intensifying with each passing week, particularly the IMCA Modifieds that feature a tie for the lead and only 25 points separating the top five.

William Nusser and Trent Gray enter Saturday’s action tied for the Modified points lead with Jesse Smith just another five points back. Jake Schroeder and Joel Lane are both well within striking distance of the points lead as well with four different drivers reaching victory lane in as many events thus far.

After winning two of the initial four events of the season, Luke Cranston escaped the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals with a 70-point lead in DCRP Sprint Car points over defending track champion Steven Richardson.

Snapping a 364-day winless streak at DCRP last time out on June 15, Woodward’s Jeff Kaup moved atop the point charts for the first time this season with just a 23 point advantage over Brian May.

Angel Munoz has gone four-for-five in the win column in the IMCA Stock Car ranks to open up a 71-point advantage over Chris Oliver while defending IMCA Hobby Stock champ Reagan Sellard has reeled off two wins in a row to stretch out a 74-point lead over Brian Thomas.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Dover Rallies for Top-Five Run Following Flat Tire While Leading

Inside Line Promotions - NORFOLK, Neb. (June 26, 2019) - Jack Dover overcame a flat tire to post a fifth-place finish last Saturday at Off Road Raceway.

The performance keeps Dover on top of the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship standings, but it was a bittersweet moment after a win seemingly got yanked away thanks to misfortune.

Dover opened the night by rallying from fourth to second place in a heat race. He made the feature redraw and pulled the No. 5 to line up fifth in the A Main.

"We got the lead rather quickly, but there were a lot of red flags early on," he said. "We had four red flags in the first five laps. Before we restarted after the fourth red flag we had to go to the work area because of a flat tire."

The team replaced the tire and Dover restarted at the back of the field, hustling his way to a fifth-place finish by the time the checkered flag was waved.

"It rained and made for tricky conditions so we were pleased to be able to rally the way we did given the circumstances," he said. "It's frustrating that the tire went flat and took us out of the lead, but a lot worse could have happened."

Next up for Dover and the series is a trip to Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, on Saturday.

"We're looking forward to racing at Shelby County Speedway," he said. "I've never raced there and it's the first time in 20 years sprints have been there so we look forward to racing on a big, high-banked track."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 22 - Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"Stan and everyone at Speedway Graphics have done a great job of producing great looking cars for me every year," Dover said. "They always find a way to get it done even in the last minute and I appreciate their hard work and support of our race team."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Wilson Produces Pair of Top 10s to Finish Eighth in Ohio Sprint Speedweek Standings

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 26, 2019) - Greg Wilson recently earned a pair of top-10 finishes during the rain-riddled Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Only four nights during the nine-day stretch with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions were completed thanks to Mother Nature.

"As grueling as it is to run nine nights, I felt like we were prepared for that," Wilson said. "We didn't get to run some of the tracks where I felt like we'd be really competitive at like Eldora and Limaland and Sharon, but that's part of it. It's been a wet year and the weather has wreaked havoc on everything."

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored kicked off the spectacle on June 14 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where a charge from 18th to ninth place earned Wilson his ninth top 10 of the season.

"I felt like we've been getting a little better and going to a place like Attica where we've raced a lot, I'd be lying if I said I'd be happy to just get a top 10," he said. "But to come from as far back as we did and make progress all night long, I was happy with the evening. We had a little luck and got a couple of cars because of DNFs. I felt like our car was pretty good. We've struggled to find a good starting balance to the night, but we're closer than we've been in a long time."

Two days later Wilson placed 21st at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. Rain wreaked havoc to start last week with a show on Wednesday at Wayne County Speedway being the next opportunity to compete. Wilson made the dash before he capped the night with a 10th -place finish.

"Hats off to the tracks that got their shows in and that stepped up," he said. "We changed what we did a little bit at Wayne County and had a good, solid night. I'd been okay at Wayne County throughout the years, but have never felt competitive to win the race. To have a good run there and be a little more consistent than we've been was a step in the right direction."

Wayne County Speedway also hosted the Speedweek finale last Saturday. Wilson gained two positions in both a heat race and the main event to place 14th.

"It sounds crazy, but Saturday was a good night because I felt like we learned a lot," he said. "The result didn't show up. We changed the car for the heat race and were really good. Early in the feature we made our way through there either close to or inside the top 10. With the changes we made for the heat we probably didn't tighten back up enough for the end of the A Main when the fuel load burned off."

In the end, Wilson finished eighth in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings and his performance moved him up to sixth in the All Star championship standings.

The series heads to Illinois this weekend with races on Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville and Saturday at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (18).

June 16 - Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 9 (12); Feature: 21 (25).

June 19 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 10 (7).

June 22 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 14 (16).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hercules Tires

Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry's premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, specialty trailer and specialty commercial tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support and unsurpassed value. For more information, visit http://www.HerculesTire.com.

"Hercules Tires has been an essential part of Greg Wilson Racing for several years," Wilson said. "It has been a tremendous partnership as we've helped grow each other's brands and fan base, which is the ultimate goal of a marketing partner. We're grateful for the support of everyone at Hercules Tires and are looking forward to mutual success for years to come."

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

 

 

Robert Ballou On The Mend After Hard Crash Following Bob Darland Memorial Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Going from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in a mere blink of an eye, Robert Ballou is now on the mend with a broken arm following a hard crash seconds after winning the Bob Darland Memorial on Sunday at Kokomo Speedway.

“I want to thank everyone who has reached out and checked on me the last few days,” Robert Ballou said. “It is disappointing to get hurt right when things really pick up out here, but I am thankful the injuries aren’t more serious. We will be out a while, but we will be back.”

The Rocklin, CA native put together a strong weekend that saw him finish second on Friday night at Gas City I 69 Speedway, before flexing his muscle on Sunday in Kokomo, IN and picking up the Bob Darland Memorial win.

As he took the checkered flag, circumstances would arise with a car getting out of shape in front of him, and with nowhere to go, Ballou tried to take evasive action but couldn’t avoid what was hard contact with the slowing car.

Getting upside down following the hard hit, Ballou ended up with a fractured arm that has led to multiple surgeries, forcing him to the sidelines for an extended period of time.

“Hopefully I can heel up quick and get back to doing what I love in not time at all, but I want to make sure I am good to go before getting back behind the wheel,” Ballou added. “Again, just want to thank my fellow drivers, fans, and everyone that has reached out and checked in on me.”

Stay up to date with Robert’s recovery process via his Twitter account @RobertBallou81 or via his facebook ‘Robert Ballou Motorsports.

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

ON TAP: Ballou will be out in the upcoming weeks recovering from injuries sustained on June 23rd.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 16, Wins- 3, Top 5’s- 6, Top-10’s- 12

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Willie Croft Ready To Roll at Placerville Following Hard Crash

PETERSEN MEDIA- Despite being involved in a violent collision on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Willie Croft is already looking forward to racing action this Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

“It was a pretty hard crash, but I am thankful to be able to walk away from it as all my safety equipment did it’s job,” Willie Croft said. “Was definitely sore, and I am thankful for everyone that reached out to check in on me.”

Following a fourth place showing on Friday night at Ocean Speedway after leading laps early in the night, Croft followed the King of the West Series to Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night.

Just past the halfway point in the feature event, Croft would be involved in a very scary accident that left his machine completely destroyed. Amidst the hard impact and the torn up equipment, Croft was able to climb out under his own power and walk away from the scene.

“I am just grateful the only thing hurt was the equipment, and it really is a testament to the safety equipment and the cars we run today,” Croft added. “I also have to thank everyone who came over and helped get everything back into the trailer. Fortunately we are able to race on, and I am looking forward to getting back to it at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night. We have been gaining on it on race by race.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will be back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

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

 

Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt

Erie, MI (June 26, 2019) – Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Performance / Motul makes its second attempt to get its first Hartford Speedway 2019 race this Friday.

The SOD races at Hartford Speedway have been a big hit for years. Speedway owner/promoter Tim Dibble’s reconfiguration of the track before the 2017 season has proven to be popular with competitors and fans and fits SOD’s “beyond limits” format well. As an extra incentive for 360 competitors, the NEFCO Top 360 Award will present the highest finishing 360 driver with $100 and a 10” laser-cut medal.

Like many tracks and series, SOD has battled weather gremlins with five rainouts in eight dates this season. Last year after suffering rain outs for the first two Hartford dates, the first race wasn’t run until July 6 with Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) taking the win.

Click here to follow Hartford Speedway on Facebook and check out its website at www.hartfordspeedway.net.

For more information, check out these websites:

Lane Automotive – www.laneautomotive.com

King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com

MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com

Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US

Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com

Sprints On Dirt is brought to you in 2019 by:

Lane Automotive (Title Sponsor) King Engine Bearings (Presenting Sponsor) MSD Ignition (Presenting Sponsor) Motul (Presenting Sponsor) Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire) Benic Enterprises (Fast Masters Sponsor) Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor) King Engine Bearings (Heat Race Sponsor) MSD Ignition (Heat Race Sponsor) Motul (Heat Race Sponsor) MAHLE Aftermarket (Hard Charger Sponsor)

· KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor) COMP Cams (Lucky Dog Sponsor) NEFCO (Top 360 Award Sponsor) Benic Enterprises (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor) Allstar Performance (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor) Motul (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor) King Engine Bearings (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor) Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2019 contingency marketing partners are:

Allstar Performance BR Motorsports Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) Keizer Aluminum Wheels King Racing Products Maxim Racing Pyrotect Racing Cells Racing Optics Rod End Supply Saldana Racing Products Schoenfeld Headers Simpson Racing Products Ti22 Performance

 

 

USAC AND MSCS ARE POISED FOR A SHOWDOWN AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - June 25, 2019. The 2019 racing season at Tri-State Speedway will continue on Sunday June 30th. This is the rescheduled date for the season opening SPRING SHOWDOWN which was rained out in mid April. This race will feature the AMSOIL United States Auto Club Sprints and the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series.

This make-up event is one of two co-sanctioned events scheduled to be held at Haubstadt this season with these two 410 non-wing sprint car series competing together. The second will not be held until September 14th. The SPRING SHOWDOWN is always conducted using the USAC race format.

On the MSCS schedule, the SHOWDOWN is on Sunday following an appearance set for Brownstown Speedway the previous night. The June 29th and 30th events follow five events that were completed for the MSCS series in May. USAC drivers competed in three races in the Eastern U.S. during June. The Sunday night USAC-MSCS SHOWDOWN feature at Haubstadt will pay $5,000 to win!

The reigning BRANDEIS MSCS Champion is Carson Short of Marion, IL. Short captured his first MSCS title in 2018. Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series licensed drivers do receive full points when competing in co-sanctioned events. Short is currently eighth in USAC points! The 2019 MSCS Points leader is Kyle Cummins. Cummins also leads the series with 3 feature wins in 5 attempts.

The 10 USAC races previously held this season have produced 7 different winners. The 2018 USAC National Champion Tyler Courtney, Brady Bacon, and Chris Windom are the only drivers to repeat as winners. The current top five drivers in USAC points are C.J. Leary, Tyler Courtney, Chris Windon, Chase Stockon, and Kevin Thomas Jr.

Rescheduling the SHOWDOWN preserves the opportunity for race fans to see the very best sprint car drivers compete. Kevin Thomas Jr. won the SPRING SHOWDOWN for a second time last year. Winners dating back to the origin of the race in 2012 were Chris Windom, Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon, Hunter Schuerenberg, and Daron Clayton.

Sprint cars on a dirt track produce the ultimate fan experience. The pit gate will open at 3:30 P.M. C.D.T. Warm-ups on Sunday June 30th begin at 6:30 P.M. Heat races begin at 7:30 P.M. Tri-State Speedway is located in the Central Time zone.

The UMP Open Wheel Modified Cars will also be racing. Their feature will pay $600 to win. The double bill not only adds to the action but provides a widened fan appeal! The two modified feature winners so far this season are Stan Beadles and Brandon McDowell. Adult tickets are $25, student tickets are $20, and children 12 and under are admitted free.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway and MSCS.

 

 

Tony Stewart Racing welcomes Advance Professional as official team partner

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 26, 2019) - Effective immediately, Advance Professional, the trusted partner of automotive professionals and a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, with a broad availability of import and domestic parts, is now an official partner of Tony Stewart Racing. As part of this deal, Advance Auto Parts is joining forces with 10-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart.

“This is an exciting time for all of us at Tony Stewart Racing. We’re thrilled to have Advance Professional join our team,” said Stewart. “Many of our fans are do-it-yourselfers who love working on their own cars and others own auto repair businesses that help make sure our fans can drive to the track without issue. Donny and I are looking forward to working with Advance to help them meet the needs of their many customers.”

With the intent to instill the Advance Professional focus of providing professional quality parts, service and solutions to the dedicated automotive workplace and strengthen Advance’s reputation across the ever-growing grass roots racing community, Tony Stewart Racing will promote Advance Professional across a broad and competitive racing schedule. Tony Stewart Racing will display the Advance Professional logo during Schatz’ quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws championship and Stewart’s ‘true outlaw’ sprint car racing agenda.

Schatz will continue his championship quest this weekend when the World of Outlaws invade Jackson, Minnesota for the Jackson Nationals. Stewart will tackle select events during Pennsylvania Speedweek.

“Advance Professional is excited for the opportunity to partner with Tony Stewart Racing and drivers Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz,” said Walter Scott, Senior Vice President, Professional Marketing & Programs for Advance. “Tony Stewart Racing represents professionalism and quality in all they do and coupled with the track record of success of Stewart, as well as defending and 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Schatz, we felt this partnership was a winning fit for both organizations.”

Advance Professional offers thousands of products, reaching an expansive network that includes the United States, Mexico, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and British Virgin Islands. For more information, visit Advance Professional on the Web at www.advancepro.com.

Additional information about Advance Auto Parts, including employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found at www.advanceautoparts.com.

 

 

ONE LAST RACE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY FOR TOBEY SAMPSON!

(Perris, CA, June 25, 2019) When the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars hit the track at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, June 29th, all the usual stars will be on hand including six-time champion Damion Gardner, Brody Roa, Jake Swanson, Austin Williams and R.J. Johnson. However, much of the spotlight will be on Senior Sprint Car driver Tobey Sampson who will start his last race at The PAS before moving back to his native Moore, Oklahoma on Sunday.

Sampson’s twisted journey to Southern California began in February 1995 when he left Oklahoma and moved to Indiana to further his racing career. Nearly two years later he followed that up by heading west to Southern California. It ended up being a change that would see the second-generation racer stay in So Cal for almost 23 years.

“The main thing I came to California for was to build sprint cars,” the now longtime Torrance resident said to Michele Spencer and Dave Stall on last Sunday’s “Racer Radio Show.” “I left Indiana after two years and came out here to work for Clark Drake. I got to chase my dream of building cars. I have lived here in Torrance at Rickie Gaunt’s old house for 20 years and have been fixing sprint cars here in the garage. It has been good.”

Sampson started his own company, Okie Racecars, building racecars after his move to So Cal. However, he may have become more famous for fixing cars as he mentioned above. He became known as the go-to guy to straighten bent sprint car and midget chassis’ for drivers from one end of California to the other. The best part of all was the price the man known affectionately as the “Smokin’ Okie” charged. It was usually as he says, “beer money.” A small handful of dollars and a six-pack of his favorite barley beverage. Good news for drivers in Oklahoma is the fact he plans on doing the same when he gets back home.

“All my buddies back in Oklahoma have been asking me if I am going to repair their cars when I get back there,” he laughed. “Yeah, why would I quit? The main reason I always wanted to do it (straighten bent cars) was for the vintage cars. The vintage thing back there has been taking off pretty good. I have already got guys back there who have asked me to do some restoration stuff. I am really excited to get to do that.”

The car Sampson will be driving on Saturday is the last one he repaired for Cory Kruseman. Sampson specifically wanted to be in that one for his bon voyage race on Saturday.

“My friend Rickie Gaunt stopped by the other day and told me Kruseman called him,” Sampson laughed. “He said Kruseman told him he has eight sprint cars ready to go in the shop and he (Sampson) wants to race the one that isn’t ready. It is actually the last car I fixed for Cory. It is the biggest fat boy car he has got cockpit wise. I said, “I fixed it and that is the car I want to drive. Get er’ done.”

After his last race at The PAS on Saturday, Sampson and his son Tyler, a past football player at Torrance North High School, will hop in his truck and begin their journey to their new Midwest digs. His daughter Hailey, who graduated from Torrance South High School earlier this month, will be staying in Southern California and will attend El Camino College in the fall.

While his legion of friends in California are happy that he will be going back home, it is going to be very hard for them to see him go.

“It is going to be very strange on sprint car nights not to see Tobey in the pits,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “Everybody loves him and his kids. It is not a stretch to say he is probably the most popular person down there. You start smiling when you see him, because you know he is going to say something to make you laugh. We really hate to see him go and everybody is going to miss him.”

While Sampson is excited to be going back home, he is sad about leaving all the friends he has made over the past 23-years in California. Those who know him well, could hear it in his voice as Sunday’s radio interview came to an end. And, for once, he almost seemed to be at a little loss for words.

“Saturday at Perris is going to be a bittersweet night,” Sampson slowly said at the end of the interview. “It has been my home track for 23-years now. You know Donnie and Kim (promoter Don Kazarian and his wife) and the whole gang out there. I love em.’ It is going to be an emotional night for me.”

Not only will it be an emotional night for Sampson, but it will also be a highly emotional night for all his friends. Dirt will be flying during the races, but when the motors go quiet after the final race, tears will be flowing freely in the pits.

Spectator gates for Saturday’s race will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00.

Tickets are $25.00 for adults. Seniors 65 and over get in for $20.00. For active military with proper id and their spouse or date, it is $5.00 each. Teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Camping on the fairgrounds opens at noon on Friday. Tailgating on the grassy area outside of turn four begins at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday.

Advance tickets for all Perris Auto Speedway events are available 24-hours a day online at https://bit.ly/2Aa50Lj or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance for any race, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on race night.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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/

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVD’s of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2019 Perris Perris Auto Speedway 2019 Schedule

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers,

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

The B.O.S.S. Sprints are Coming to Michaels Mercer Raceway on June 29

(Mercer, PA June 25, 2019): This Saturday, June 29, Michaels Mercer Raceway will welcome back the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. Formed in 2011, B.O.S.S. tour brings traditional Sprint Cars--that is, without wings--to venues throughout Ohio and into the neighboring areas of Indiana and Pennsylvania. The show this week will be the second half of a Pennsylvania double header, as the Sprints will back 'em in on Friday at Lernerville Speedway.

The B.O.S.S. tour has been plagued by wet weather so far in 2019, completing only three of ten races on the docket. Logging wins were Matt Westfall, on April 13 at Atomic Speedway (Waverly, OH); Nick Bilbee, on May 18 at Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN); and Luke Hall, on June 7 at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH). These racers, and many more, will be primed and ready to go this weekend.

Dallas Hewitt leads the standings for the B.O.S.S. tour. He has a 25 point advantage over Matt Westfall, and a 45 point margin over Dustin Ingle. Justin Owens and Mike Fischesser round out the top five. Cody Gardner, Dustin Webber, Cory Crabtree, Mike Miller, and Steve Little are also expected to make the journey east.

Who will be there to defend the home turf? The most likely candidate will be Brandon Spithaler, from nearby Evans City. Spithaler is equally adept at racing with and without the wings, and he has wins both ways at Mercer already in his career. Jack Sodeman, Jr., from North Jackson, OH, is another Mercer veteran who has victories with and without wings to his credit. Bob McMillin and Joe Butera, both hailing from Wampum, PA, are pilots who have many laps around the tricky oval with and without the extra metal overhead.

This will be the first appearance at the track for any Sprints with the powerful 410 engines under their hoods. You won't want to miss them!

Joining the B.O.S.S. Sprints will be the Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifieds. Brian Sadler picked up his first career win in that division last weekend, and he would like nothing more than to make another appearance in Victory Lane. But racers like Brian Schaffer and Shayne Izzo, who are now tied atop the championship standings, may have something to say about that. Likewise, prior winners Steve Slater, Erik Martin, and Garrett Krummert will be challenging for the win. Over a dozen more drivers are expected as well.

The Barris Trucking Modified Lites will be on the card, along with the Dwarf Cars. Vivian Jones picked up her second win last week, holding off her father, Rod, to claim the victory. That propelled her into second place in the points, just eight counters behind Shane Webb. Rod Jones, Dusty Frantz, and Teddy Williams round out the top five, but they could climb up the rankings with a little luck.

The Mini Stocks, presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, will go to the post. Shane Shook now has a pair of wins to his credit, and he is tied for fourth in the points with Mike Porterfield. Joe Campbell leads the way, with Steve Longwell, Sr., and Johnny Bruce sandwiched in between. Big fields have been prividing fans with thrills and spills.

Last but not least, the 270 Micro Sprints and the Junior Sprints will be in action. They made their fist appearances of the season during the Little Guys' Summer Spectacular. These smaller scale Sprints provide plenty of action on the the Mercer oval.

The Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., and the spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. The practice sessions will begin at 6:30 and heat racing will commence at 7 P.m.

For this special event, adults will be admitted for $15, and seniors (60+) will be admitted for $13. Children (13 and under) will be admitted for free if they are in the company of a paying patron. The Pit Passes will be $30, except those for seniors (60+) and children (10 and under), all of whom will be admitted for $25.

Remember that there will be no racing at Michaels Mercer Raceway over the July 4 holiday weekend. However, the time will be spent getting ready for the big Sprint Car double header on July 12-13 courtesy of Buddy Barris Trucking. The Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars, offered by Hards Welding and Fabrication and River Valley Butcher Block, will be the headline act on Friday, and the 410 Winged Sprints will take center stage on Saturday night. Other classes will be in action, with details coming soon.

Also remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

About Michaels Mercer Raceway: Michaels Mercer Raceway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstates 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through early October. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com.

 

 

Walter, Torque Racingadd to top-10 tally in MSA doubleheader

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS)June 26, 2019 –A double dose of Midwest Sprint Car Association racing action yielded a solid top-10 showing at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. and a narrow miss on another top-10 result at SK Speedway in Unity, Wis. for Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team last weekend.

On Friday, June 21, Walter and the Torque Racing team made their second annual trip to SK Speedway in Unity, Wis. as 27 MSA Sprint Cars signed in to do battle on the banked third-mile dirt oval.

Walter drew the ninth starting spot in the second MSA 10-lap heat race and passed rookie Brandon Berth to take eighth on lap 4. Two laps later, Walter maneuvered around Josh Teunissen to take seventh before sliding by rookie Jack Vanderboom to secure sixth on lap 9, which is where he finished to secure the 14th starting spot in the 25-lap A main.

“Friday at SK speedway was a challenge,” Walter said. “The track was in good shape early and we were able to pass some cars in the heat race starting ninth and finishing sixth.”

After lining up on the outside of the seventh row in the MSA headliner, Walter was running 12th when he slowed to a stop in turn two on lap 9 with a flat right front tire. After having to restart the race from the rear of the field in 22nd, Walter went to work to move back up through the field.

By lap 20, Walter had advanced to 16th in a race that was slowed by a seven caution flags. Walter continued to pick off cars on each and every restart eventually coming home 11th in a race won by Scotty Thiel.

“We started 14th in the A and had our work cut out for us,” Walter said. “The track I believe was still in pretty good shape. However, traffic was a bit of an issue along with the restarts. It was just guys playing games up front causing issues mid-pack and back. I had tagged the wall early on and punctured a right front tire. We stopped and got that fixed to come out and continue the A main. The car had a good set up, but again traffic was difficult and unknowingly the right rear rim had damage and was slowly losing tire pressure through the remaining laps of the A.”

The following night Josh and the Torque Racing team returned home to The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. where another solid field of 31 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars signed in to do battle.

Josh started and finished third in the first PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race to earn the 12th starting spot in the 25-lap headliner. Walter found his stride in the early going of the A main and mounted a strong charge to the front, passing six cars en route to a solid sixth-place finish in a race won by Kurt Davis.

“On Saturday we had another okay draw starting us third in the heat and finishing there,” Walter said. “I just felt like the car was lacking in speed and the crew did a great job getting the car ready for the A making some big changes.The crew did a great Job setting up the car for the A. We were able to pass six cars and finish sixth. I couldn't be prouder of the crew and our sponsors for all the support.”

On Friday, June 28, Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team returns to The Plymouth Dirt Track for a special Friday night program, featuring the Russ Scheffler Tribute Race for the Late Model division. Also included on the card will be the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars,Grand Nationals and B Mods. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with racing slated to start at 7 p.m.

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2019 season include JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Tiffany's Wildtree, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Kombucha Brothers, Ruh Custom Woodworking, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase –Plymouth Tap Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team is pleased to welcome back Plymouth Tap as a returning sponsor for the 2019 season.

Plymouth Tap is the fourth tavern founded by the late Kevin Fetterer. After four years of renovations, Plymouth Tap opened at 101 East Mill St. in Plymouth on the day before Thanksgiving in 2016.

As a 5,000-square-foot bar and grill located in the heart of downtown Plymouth, Plymouth Tap features several televisions, pool tables, dartboards and many other games, along with an expansive food and drink menu.

“I like to think there is a little something for everyone here,” Plymouth Tap owner Nate Fetterer said. “We have a large menu and plenty of drink choices. We also have ample space to accommodate groups, both small and large.”

Fetterer has a close connection to the local racing scene and has jumped at the opportunity to be involved as a sponsor with the Torque Racing team.

“I used to go to PDTR as a small child with my grandfather and really enjoyed spending that time with him,” Fetterer said. “As a teenager, I became a pit mechanic for Sean Conrad, who raced motorcycles and just so happened to be my neighbor in Sheboygan Falls. We traveled across the Eastern United States chasing Kawasaki contingency money in several different motorcycle series includingAMA, WERA, CRA.

“Josh is persistent and a hardworker,” he said. “He also helps out at the bar a ton. He is a great person to have on board when it’s not racing season. Along with the Torque Racing brat fry that is held every year, one of the highlights of this year’s event was thePlymouth Tap/Torque Racing Bar Olympics that we organized and ran together.”

For more information on Plymouth Tap, visit www.plymouthtap.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule Friday, June 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Wednesday, July 3 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis. Saturday, July 6 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis. Friday, July 12 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis. Saturday, July 13 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, July 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 10 MSA events – 9 IRA events – 1 A-Main Victories – 1 B-Main Victories – 1 Top Five A-Main Finishes – 2 Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 5 Heat Race Victories – 2

 

 

 Jacksonville Speedway

The Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions make their long-awaited return to Jacksonville Speedway this Friday June 28th, joined by the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series Delivered by Morrow Brothers Ford as a part of the "More At Exit 64 All Star Showdown" presented by the Village of South Jacksonville and Hotels just off I-72 at Exit 64.

Joining the All Star/MOWA Sprint Cars will be the Jacksonville Summer Midget Series along with DIRTcar Modifieds.

Ticketing will for this event will be on a standard walk-up race night basis. We will not be selling advance tickets other than those that were sold several months ago. Plenty of seats/tickets will be available at the gate just like for a normal event.

If you purchased a VIP ticket for this event, I will be getting in touch with you regarding our plan, your seating preference and a partial refund since we will not be having a pre-race VIP party. Or feel free to send me a text or call to 217-373-3653. Just make sure we visit prior to Friday.

Adult grandstand admission for Friday is $30. Ages 11-18 is $10. Kids 10 and under are Free. Pit passes are $35.

Grandstands open at 5:00. Hot Laps/Qualifying at 6:15. Racing at 7:00.

We hope you can join us for this huge event at Jacksonville Speedway this Friday night. It's been about 25 years since the All Stars have been to Jacksonville Speedway. Don't miss their return!

If you have any questions about Friday's event, please contact me at 217-371-3653

 

SPRINTS, MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN ALL IN TRIPLEHEADER ACTION AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 26, 2019 . . . Craig Von Dohren continues in his effort to become the first 11-time T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 champion at Grandview Speedway. The Oley, PA racer sits on top of the latest point standings with 2512 counters. And he has been to victory lane three times out of the 10 point events run so far this season.

Staying close to Von Dohren in the point battle is five time champion Duane Howard. The Oley, PA racer has visited victory lane twice and has 2350 tallies good enough for second place.

Third spot is held by Grandview point chase newcomer Rick Laubach (Hellertown, PA). He has not cracked victory lane but he has earned 2299 points with consistent top finishes. Brett Kressley with 2120 points holds fourth followed by Jared Umbenhauer 2117.

Past champion Brian Hirthler of Green Lane, PA has moved back in front of the T.P.Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman standings with 1999 points and two victories. Close behind is Brad Grim, Coplay, PA, with 1973 counters. In third is two feature winner Brad Brightbill who has tallied 1938 points followed by Kyle Lilick with 1699 points and Brad Arnold with 1647.

Ten events have been run in each division with 55 racers earning points with the Modifieds and 40 racers getting points in the Sportsman division.

Next on the Saturday night NASCAR schedule is a tripleheader show of T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman and a second 2019 appearance for the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. Heading up the list of entries for the Sprints will be Ricky Dieva, a recent feature winner, Tim Tanner, Rick Stief and a host of others. Racing on June 29 gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is $18, youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Fans are reminded to arrive early for the Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet. The session starts at 5 p.m. and will feature Sprint racer Ricky Dieva and Modified talent Louden Reimert.

PA Sprint Speed Week featuring 410 Sprints ($10,000 to win) and 358 Modifieds is on Tuesday, July 2. Start time is 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m.

Coming up on Saturday, July 6th is the annual Firecracker 40 which this year features the Sportsman with the feature winner walking off with $2,000. The 358 Modifieds will be the second part of the doubleheader Holiday show.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF JUNE 22, 2019

1. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C 2512***

2. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 2350**

3. Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L 2299

4. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 2120**

5. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19/1H 2117

6. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 2016

7. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 2003

8. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 1985

9. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 1963***

10. Alex Yankowski, Covington Twp., PA #84Y 1692

11. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 1690

12. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 1654

13. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16 1636

14. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 1581

15. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 1430

16. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 1389

17. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 1336

18. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #OG7/14 1140

19. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6/78D 1092

20. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B 1025

21. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01 969

22. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA#33 961

23. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 901

24. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H 874

25. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #355 840

26. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 832

27. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #611/61 830

28. Steve Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #313 761

29. Richie Hitzler, Lebanon, PA #22 614

30. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14RR 567

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF JUNE 22, 2019

1. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4*/117 1999**

2. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #13 1973

3. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 1938**

4. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 1699

5. Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #830 1647

6. Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 1646

7. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 1634*

8. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 1622

9. Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57 1506*

10. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 1504

11. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA #6K 1366

12. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 1252

13. Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14 1136

14. Nathan Mohr, East Greenville, PA #17M 1002*

15. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31 990

16. Andy Clemmer, Bechtelsville PA #127 861

17. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA#20 848*

18. Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #976 847

19. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6 829

20. Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K 828

21. Josh Adams, Douglassville, PA #44A 780

22. Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA #11 780*

23. Tom Miller, Gilbertsville, PA #77T 759*

24. Scott Kohler, Boyertown, PA #12S 744

25. Aaron Bowes, Nazareth, PA #4 704

 

 

Wild Night Culminates With Ninth Place Finish for Austin Liggett

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling to Ventura Raceway with the USAC Western States Midget Series, a wild feature event would see Austin Liggett go from the front to the back before salvaging his night with a ninth place finish.

“It definitely was not the night that we wanted, but to salvage a Top-10 with a bent up racecar as helped us win championships in the past,” Austin Liggett said.

With 23 cars checked into the scenic pit area on the coast, Liggett would continue to showcase speed aboard the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology midget as he timed in second fastest in time trials.

Going from sixth to fourth in his heat race, Liggett would take the green flag from the outside third row starting position. Jumping into fourth in the first couple of laps, Liggett would find himself in the middle of three-wide battle on the tight confines of Ventura Raceway.

Sitting in a tough position, Liggett would get turned around and would collect a couple of cars behind him which caused damage to his machine.

With a bent up front end, and a damaged watts link, Liggett would go to the back of the pack and see what he could do with a wounded entry. Working his way forward, the Tracy, CA driver would get back into the Top-10 and got as high as seventh in the closing laps of the race.

On the race’s final turn, a car would get out of shape in front of Liggett and forced to check up, he would lose a pair of positions as he took the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

“Scott and my dad gave me a great car all night long, and my Mom continues to be the best crew member around,” Liggett added. “We have some time off in the midget but we may try and sneak some sprint car races in here and there.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-6, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Liggett will for sure be back in action in the midget on July 20th in Petaluma, CA and as of now is trying to pencil in some USAC/CRA sprint car races.

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

 

 

Justyn Cox 16th at Dirt Cup

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PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first attempt at the Dirt Cup in Alger, WA, Justyn Cox had an up an down weekend that saw him lock into the Saturday night feature following the two preliminary night races and finish 16th in the big show.

“I have to thank Doug Rutz for the opportunity to get up here and compete in this race,” Cox said. “It was an up and down weekend, and I let the team down on Friday and it really hurt us.”

Thursday night the action came to life, and Cox would advance to fifth after starting eighth in his heat race, which placed him into a qualifier. Finishing second in the qualifier, Cox had a nice points night going as he would sit 12th and lock into the opening night feature event.

On the slick Skagit Speedway surface, Cox would make up some ground early as he jumped into 8th as the track began taking rubber. As the rubber continued to down, it turned into a single file race, and Cox would hold his own and finish eighth.

Drawing the pole for his heat race on Friday night, Cox would shoulder the blame of a spin out on the first lap that placed him at the back of one of the twin ‘b’ mains on this night.

Lining up 15th, Cox had some work to do with only three transferring to the ‘A’ out of each semi. Showing some really good car speed, Cox would get up to the sixth position but time would run out and his Friday would come to an early end.

When the points shook out, Cox found himself in 15th which was good enough to lock him into the Saturday night feature event.

From the 15th starting position on Saturday, Cox and his Rutz Racing teammate, Justin Sanders would battle hard for much of the night as he jockeyed for position in the Top-10.

Running in 11th with just 10-laps to go in the race, Cox would get sent spinning and it would force him to the back of the pack. Picking up a couple of positions, Cox closed his first Dirt Cup out with a 16th place finish.

“It was cool to get to compete in my first Dirt Cup,’ Cox said. “It is always fun to race with the Rutz Racing team, and I have to thank them all for making this possible.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will return to the seat of the Van Lare Motorsports No. 5v this Saturday in Placerville, CA and Sunday in Petaluma, CA.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports battles back from tough luck in MSA twinbill

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 25, 2019 – Despite encountering misfortune in back-to-back Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main competition, during a doubleheader weekend of 360 Sprint Car racing action at SK Speedway in Unity, Wis. and The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis., Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports displayed commendable perseverance in salvaging two respectable showings.

The MSA twinbill of action began with the team’s third trip to SK Speedway in Unity, Wis. where 27 MSA Sprint Cars signed in for an evening of action on the third-mile banked dirt oval.

Pokorski drew the seventh starting spot in the second MSA heat race. After falling back to eighth on lap 1, Pokorski slipped past rookie Brandon Berth to take seventh on lap 2. One lap later, the 2014 MSA Masters Series champion worked his way past Josh Teunissen to seize sixth in turn one and Jack Vanderboom in turn four to move into fifth.

Pokorski crossed the finish line in fifth, but moved up to fourth when Scotty Thiel, who took the checkered flag in third, was penalized two spots for jumping the initial start.

After the tabulation of heat race passing points and the invert draw, Pokorski lined up fifth in the 25-lap A main. After jockeying for position on the smooth and slick track surface in the opening laps, Pokorski found himself dueling for seventh place with Kurt Davis on lap 8.

Following a spirited duel between the two former MSA champions, Davis eventually claimed the seventh spot for good on lap 13 moving Pokorski back to eighth. Pokorski held strong in the eighth spot through a string of caution flags until the fifth caution flag of the race appeared on lap 17. On the restart, a chain reaction incident at the front of the field forced Pokorski to make contact with several other cars, which resulted in a flat right front tire.

After going to the work area to replace the tire, Pokorski had to restart the race in the 19th position. Pokorski worked his way back up through the field in the closing eight laps to salvage a 13th-place finish in a race won by Scotty Thiel.

“Friday at SK was a great event,” Pokorski said. “The fans seemed very excited for the show. The track conditions were also the best we have had there. The heat race went well, and the main was good until the restart with about five to go. I'm not sure who got crossed up in the front or why, but we started stacking up really quickly. Someone got into the left side nerf bar and somehow we broke a radius rod on the right front that put us in the work area.”

On Saturday, June 22, Pokorski returned to The Plymouth Dirt Track where 31 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars were on hand for the evening. Pokorski started third in the second PDTR Sprint Car heat race and placed second to earn the ninth starting spot in the 25-lap A main.

Early in the main event, Pokorski spun in turn one to bring out a yellow flag. After restarting at the rear of the field, he moved up steadily over the remaining laps to earn a 13th-place showing for the second time in as many nights in a race won by Kurt Davis.

“Saturday the night started out good,” Pokorski said. “In the feature, we were doing okay, running about eighth and I missed the cushion on entry. I got into the slick and spun all by myself. It was a straight-up driver error. Looking at the rest of the guys bearing down on you sucks. Luckily, everyone was on the ball and missed me. We had tried some new stuff and learned some things, but won't be doing exactly the same thing this Friday.”

On Friday, June 28, the Pokorski Motorsports team returns to The Plymouth Dirt Track for a special Friday night program, featuring the Russ Scheffler Tribute Race for the Late Model division. PDTR 360 Sprints, Grand Nationals and B Mods will also be on the card. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with racing slated to get under way at 7 p.m.

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Goeden’s Auto Body

As one of Pokorski Motorsports’ longest-running and most-valued sponsors, Goeden’s Auto Body, located at 2417 Highway 28 East in Kewaskum, has been in business since 1971. In 2015, David “Dusty” Goeden took over ownership of the family-owned business.

Goeden’s Auto Body specializes in quality, top-notch auto body repair, with a focus on collision work. Goeden’s also offers classic vehicle restoration and rust repair. In addition, it will work with all insurance companies. Goeden’s Auto Body uses PPG paints and clear coats, offers towing services and a locked fenced storage area. Continuing the Goeden Auto Body tradition, free loaner cars are also available.

“At Goeden’s Auto Body, we were born to perform,” Dave “Dusty” Goeden, Goeden’s Auto Body owner said. “With over 50 years of doing business and our racing involvement on and off the track, we know how to treat our customers like winners. With every job, we push ourselves to improve our performance and deliver a winning product. We work with all insurance companies, provide free computerized estimates and loaner vehicles while we repair your vehicle. Give us a call when you need a tow or some auto body work. Remember you, not your insurance company, have the right to choose where to take your vehicle for repairs.”

For more information on Goeden’s Auto Body, call 262-334-2759 or e-mail goedenauto@gmail.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970. 2019 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule. Friday, June 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Wednesday, July 3 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis. Saturday, July 6 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis. Friday, July 12 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis. Saturday, July 13 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, July 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 10 MSA events – 9 IRA events - 1 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 2 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 5 Heat Race Victories – 1

 

 

Carrick Battles to Placerville Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning home after a couple of Midget Speedweek’s in the Midwest, Tanner Carrick checked in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and worked hard to pocket a Top-10 finish.

“It was nice to get home and get back in the sprint car in Placerville, CA,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had some issues early in the night kind of set us back, but the guys worked really hard and we salvaged a Top-10 out of it.”

Rolling out for hot laps, brake issues would force Tanner Carrick back to his trailer as his team thrashed before time trials. Timing in with a brake issue still plaguing him, the Lincoln, CA pilot just narrowly missed the heat race inversion as he wound up 17th quickest.

Getting the issues somewhat resolved for his heat race, Carrick would start and finish fifth, which forced him into the ‘B’, which wasn’t all bad as it allowed him and his team to get their car dialed in prior to the feature.

Picking up the win in the semi, Carrick noted that everything felt really good heading into the feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 14th position.

With the track heavy in the opening laps following a pre race touch up, Carrick would get sporty as the laps clicked off with very few stoppages. Working his way into the Top-10, Carrick would close his night out with a 10th place finish at the high banked ¼ mile speedway.

“We fought issues, and got better and better as the night went on,” Carrick added. “Thanks to everyone who worked so hard all night long for me.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 11, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 4

ON TAP: Carrick will reunite with Keith Kunz Motorsports this weekend as he takes on the USAC National Midget Series on Saturday in Joliet, IL and on Sunday with the POWRi series in Lincoln, IL.

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.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Pleased With Performance with World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling to Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night to mix it up with the World of Outlaws, Paul Nienhiser was pleased with his performance despite taking the checkered flag in 14th.

“To get to a track that I haven’t competed at much, and have some good speed with the World of Outlaws is a pretty good boost of confidence,” Nienhiser said. “For the most part it was a smooth night, and I feel really good heading into a big weekend.”

Timing the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design backed No. 9x machine in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials, Nienhiser would search around the speedway during his heat race before finishing fourth.

Moving into the feature event, the Chapin, IL driver would take the green flag from the sixth row on a fairly slicked off racing surface. Running inside the Top-10 much of the night, restarts would seem to frustrate Nienhiser.

Bouncing between lanes during various restarts, Nienhiser would take advantage and pick up a couple of positions, but also had those restarts where he would hand those positions right back over.

Slipping back as the track took rubber late in the feature, Nienhiser would get in line back in 14th where he would ride out the remaining laps and take the checkered flag.

“We have a really big weekend wit the All Stars coming up here in Illinois, and I want to run well both nights,” Nienhiser said. “It was nice to run well this past weekend, and I am excited for a couple of ‘home games’.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-6, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: Nienhiser will be in action at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night and Route 66 Speedway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Dollansky suffers dislocated elbow, nearing the end of rehab process

ZIMMERMAN, MN. (June 25, 2019) - Craig Dollansky has taken the last number of weeks off from racing competition at the Knoxville Raceway as he is continuing to recover from a dislocated left elbow he suffered in a non-racing accident on April 29.

“The injury April 29th was a setback I really didn’t need personally,” Dollansky said. “I felt really bad for my Selvage Motorsports race team and others that it affected. I was just beginning to increase my fitness training, riding a bike and other things fitness-wise as I ramp back up from my back surgery and it was going very good. Initially when I knew it was a dislocated elbow and nothing broken, I was pretty encouraged thinking I could recover quickly without much down time from the cockpit of the race car.”

Unfortunately for the Minnesota driver, the road to recovery would take longer than he initially expected. “My doctor told me no lifting, pulling or using my arm for eight weeks.”

Dollansky only had one night of racing in the 2019 Knoxville season under his belt at the time of the injury, which came on April 20 and “That night I felt very good in the car,” he said. “We had no brakes that night and once slide jobs started happening in my heat race I had to pull back. We were unable to get any brakes in the car that night so I made a few laps in the feature that night and pulled in.”

A racer doesn’t like to keep away from the race track, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ included. “After attempting to race that first weekend I told my team I’d have to take quite a few weeks off. I’ve attempted to race on and off a few times since then (June 1, June 8) but not very effectively,” Dollansky said. “I had to have help buckling my belts, strapping my helmet among other things. I began physical therapy the week of the Knoxville World of Outlaws show and my physical therapist advised me not to race during this process or I could be right back where I started.”

The good news is the majority of the rehabilitation process is behind Dollansky. “I’m at eight weeks, my range of motion is increasing quickly and I can get back to racing and get after it like we need to be.”

In the interim, team owner Dustin Selvage attempted to run the car on the Friday of the World of Outlaws and broke the driveline and had to send the motor out to get checked out for damage.

As for when fans can see ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ back in the car: “We were planning on my return to the cockpit at the Jackson nationals this coming weekend but unfortunately that’s not going to happen. We should have our motor and car ready to get back at it at Knoxville on July 6th.”

Dollansky has been competing at Knoxville Raceway this season in the Knoxville Championship Cup Series in his return to racing full-time after a back injury forced him into an early retirement in 2017. He has appeared in four races at Knoxville after competing in 34 Raceway’s season opener in West Burlington, Iowa.

Follow Craig Dollansky Racing on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates and details and check out dollanskyracing.com

Click below for a complete schedule for the Knoxville Challenge Cup Series.

Knoxville Challenge Cup Series Schedule

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About Craig Dollansky

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

 

Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MI (June 25, 2019) – NEFCO, North East Fabrication Company, Jonesville, Michigan, has partnered with Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Performance / Motul to give drivers with 360 engines a chance to win an extra bonus at all SOD races throughout the rest of 2019.

The NEFCO Top 360 Award will pay the top finishing 360 $100 and a unique 10” diameter laser-cut medal for the winner. When SOD returns to Butler on Saturday, July 6th for the $2,500-to-win Independence 25, the NEFCO Top 360 Award will be a whopping $500!

Butler NEFCO

SOD’s “Beyond Limits” format strives to let drivers showcase their skills instead of their horsepower. Ryan Ruhl won the first SOD race under the format with his 360 on the big Hartford Motor Speedway. Ruhl and Zane DeVault have shown what a talented driver can do with a 360. Canada’s Dylan Westbrook drove to an impressive 2nd place finish in the COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout at Berlin Raceway last year in his 360.

NEFCO is primarily a custom metal fabrication company and sells metals such as steel, aluminum, and alloys. It also sells welding equipment, supplies, and gases. NEFCO’s state-of-the-art services include shearing, cutting, bending, welding, machining, and design. Get a glimpse of NEFCO’s impressive capabilities at https://is.gd/NEFCO360_SOD

For more information, check out these websites:

Lane Automotive – www.laneautomotive.com

King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com

MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com

Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US

Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com

Sprints On Dirt is brought to you in 2019 by:

Lane Automotive (Title Sponsor)
King Engine Bearings (Presenting Sponsor)
MSD Ignition (Presenting Sponsor)
Motul (Presenting Sponsor)
Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)
Benic Enterprises (Fast Masters Sponsor)
Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)
King Engine Bearings (Heat Race Sponsor)
MSD Ignition (Heat Race Sponsor)
Motul (Heat Race Sponsor)
MAHLE Aftermarket (Hard Charger Sponsor)

· KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Lucky Dog Sponsor)
NEFCO (Top 360 Award Sponsor)

Benic Enterprises (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)
Allstar Performance (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)
Motul (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)
King Engine Bearings (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)
Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2019 contingency marketing partners are:

Allstar Performance
BR Motorsports
Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)
Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels
King Racing Products
Maxim Racing
Pyrotect Racing Cells
Racing Optics
Rod End Supply
Saldana Racing Products
Schoenfeld Headers
Simpson Racing Products
Ti22 Performance

 

 

Five Big Weekends Coming Up at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 25, 2019) – After a weekend breather following another rousing rendition of the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals that attracted more than 40 competitors on June 13-15, Dodge City Raceway Park is set to kick things into high gear in the coming weeks.

The state-of-the-art dirt track racing facility in southwest Kansas kicks off the first of five consecutive weeks of racing action with this Saturday night’s Mid-Season Championships atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

The ensuing run of events that culminates with the always popular Driver & Fan Appreciation night on Friday, July 26, includes a variety of racing action that everyone can find intriguing.

The next five weekends at Dodge City Raceway Park look like this…

June 29-30

Dodge City Raceway Park kicks off the run of five consecutive weekends with Saturday’s Mid-Season Championships featuring a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Race fans and racers alike can round out the weekend with Sunday’s fourth round of Micro Sprint and Kart action atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

July 6-7

It’s a change of pace on Saturday, July 6, with the Second Annual Dodge City 200 Enduro featuring strictly stock cars battling it out for 200 laps around the 3/8-mile clay oval before the night is rounded out with a monster fireworks show.

Then the Micros and Karts are back at it on Sunday atop the Little DCRP clay oval.

July 13

Late Models invade Dodge City for the only tine in 2019 as the Sooner Late Model Series makes its debut atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks in action as well.

July 20-21

Championship chase action continues for all five classes including Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks on Saturday night, July 20, with the Micros and Karts mixing it up for the sixth time on Sunday afternoon.

July 26

Dodge City Raceway Park puts the wraps on July with the annual Driver & Fan Appreciation Night that packs the stands for a full card of championship chase racing action along with a multitude of giveaways for the drivers that distribute tickets to friends, family and fans.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Powers to Strong Results During Pair of Ohio Sprint Speedweek Starts

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 25, 2019) - Rain hampered what was supposed to be a busy week of racing for Giovanni Scelzi, who had planned on competing throughout most of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

When it was all said and done, Scelzi and the Bernie Stuebgen owned team raced twice during the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions spectacle. While the number of races wasn't as high as anticipated, Scelzi made the most of his action by finishing second at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 16 and eighth last Saturday at Wayne County Speedway.

The competition began with Scelzi qualifying fourth quickest overall out of 34 drivers and quickest in his group at Muskingum County Speedway. He then rallied from fourth to second place in a heat race before a dash win lined him up on the outside of the front row for the A Main.

"We had a really good run and were good all night," he said. "We could maneuver and make the car do whatever I needed to. I could run the top, bottom or the middle. Dale (Blaney) got through traffic better and had a better pace. I didn't catch him at a good time. I pulled to his bumper at the checkered flag, but never had an opportunity to make a pass for the win."

Scelzi's second-place finish marked his eighth top five of the season.

The team returned to action on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway, where Scelzi timed in 15th quickest overall and fourth in his group. A third-place run in a heat race lined him up 14th in the main event.

"We struggled from the start and couldn't get a handle on the car," he said. "The track was really, really slick. That was as slick as that place has ever been in my time racing there. We made a bunch of changes and we were better in the main event, but we were still a bit off."

Scelzi capped the action with a charge to eighth.

Scelzi will return to his family owned No. 41s this Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., during the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. It will mark his debut at the track.

"A new place is always fun to go to," he said. "I haven't raced a lot in the Midwest other than Knoxville Raceway. I'm excited to get back racing with the Outlaws in our family car."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 16 - Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (2).

June 22 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 8 (14).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 4 wins, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

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.

"Meridian Steel has been a part of our family team for a few years and we've thoroughly enjoyed their friendship as well as their support," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Hagar Claims Back-to-Back Wins and USCS Speedweek Championship

Inside Line Promotions - BYRAM, Miss. (June 25, 2019) - Derek Hagar won the final two USCS Series Speedweek races last weekend to wrap up the event championship.

"We were supposed to race at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Thursday night," he said. "I was bummed it got rained out since we've had success there before. I was hoping we'd get a chance to do it again."

Following the rainout, the weekend began on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., where Hagar started sixth in the dash and finished third.

"Then we started third in a heat race and finished second," he said. "That lined us up sixth for the feature. We took the lead with about eight laps to go when we got into traffic and won the race."

Momentum continued the following night at Jackson Motor Speedway. Hagar started on the pole of the dash and finished second. He then started seventh and finished fourth in a heat race.

"The dash and heat race put me fourth in passing points and the inversion draw was a four so that started me on the pole of the feature," he said. "I fell back to second for the first eight or so laps, but got the lead back on a restart. We were able to maintain our position for the rest of the race and brought home another win. It was a good weekend and we had a lot of fun."

Hagar's two wins on the weekend give him three triumphs this season.

Next up he will travel to North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., this Saturday for a USCS Series event. He finished fifth at the track last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 21 - Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss. - Dash: 3 (6); Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (5).

June 22 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Dash: 2 (1); Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., with the USCS Series

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 also like to thank Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Xtreme Race Graphics, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, DHR Suspension, Valvoline, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Continues Rookie Learning Experience at Dirt Cup

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 25, 2019) - Jordon Mallett was hoping for similar results to his top-10 outing the previous weekend in South Dakota when he entered the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway last weekend.

Unfortunately, his first visit to the Northwest got off to a rocky start last Thursday as he started seventh in his heat race and advanced to sixth, placing him in the eighth starting position for his qualifier. He was running well before getting caught up in a five-car pileup, which resulted in a DNF. The Arkansas native started 10th in a B Main and advanced to fifth, but that was two positions shy of transferring into the main event.

"I just was in the wrong place at the wrong time in the qualifier and it put us deep in the B Main," he said. "I did my best, but ultimately we were just too far back to make any serious moves forward."

Night 2 looked to be a better scenario for the young driver as he started first in his heat race. Inexperience caught him though as he began searching around for a line of his liking and fell back to sixth. He advanced two positions in a qualifier to finish eighth and once again placed fifth in a B Main.

"I lucked out with a front row starting spot in the heat and after about four laps I started searching around," he said. "Ultimately that was the wrong position and I set us back for the rest of the night."

After two nights of racing, Mallet sat 33rd in the event standings, which lined him up eighth for one of the two B Mains. He quickly moved into the top five and made a late-race bid for a transfer position, but contact on the final lap turned him around.

"When you put yourself that far back, you really set yourself up for a tough night," he said. "I was just kind of minding my own out there and hoping to capitalize on some guys maybe making a few mistakes. Ultimately it just wasn't our weekend."

Continuing a trend of first-time visits, Mallett will make his maiden voyage to Elma, Wash., for two-nights of racing this Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway during the Fred Brownfield Classic with the ASCS National Tour.

"I don't think I've ever even seen a picture of the speedway, let alone have I ever raced there," he said. "We'll go in with a clear mind and look to be better than last week and hopefully have a few solid runs up front."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 20 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 6 (7); Qualifier: DNF (8); B Main: 5 (10).

June 21 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 6 (1); Qualifier: 8 (10); B Main: 5 (8).

June 22 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - B Main: DNF (8).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., for the Fred Brownfield Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from the mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit www.FKRodEnds.com

"FK Rod Ends is the best plain and simple." Said Mallett "I've been with them for I believe eight years and knock on wood I've never had a single rod end failure that comes back to a manufacture defect. I wouldn't put anything different on our race car."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Red River Rack Company, KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Dickerson Marine Services, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Bernal Second at Pombo-Sargent Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- A second place finish highlighted a busy weekend with the King of the West Series for Ryan Bernal and Tarlton Motorsports on Friday night at Ocean Speedway during the Pombo-Sargent Classic.

“Friday night was really good, “Bernal said. “I feel like we almost picked one off, so all in all it was a good night. Saturday I felt really good but we knocked the nose wing down early and really didn’t get a chance to mix it up in the feature.”

Starting the weekend off at his home track, Ocean Speedway, the Hollister, CA native timed the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed No. 21 machine in seventh quickest in time trials.

Racing to a win in his heat race, Bernal would qualify for the Dash where a sixth place finish placed him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

With the Ocean Speedway groomed before the feature, a fast surface early in the race made it tough to get by anyone at first, but Bernal would show the patience to keep himself in striking distance as the surface started to slicken up.

In the closing laps, Bernal would find himself in the second position and hot on the trail of Dominic Scelzi. Giving Scelzi a couple of big challenges for the lead, Bernal came oh so close to pulling off a pass at the flag stand, but would settle for a runner up finish.

Heading to Stockton Dirt Track for more KWS action on Saturday night, Bernal and company opened their night up by turning in the sixth quickest lap in qualifying time trials before collecting a third place finish in heat race action.

Missing out on a Dash berth, Bernal would take the green flag from the 8th starting position in the 25-lap feature event.

On a hooked up and rough Stockton Dirt Track surface, Bernal felt good in the early laps but he would soon be victim of a collapsed nose wing.

Once the nose wing went down, the handle on Bernal’s machine would go away which would be challenging with the track the way that it was.

Doing a great job of making do with what he had, Bernal would hang on to finish sixth.

“Thanks to Paul Baines, and all the guys who work on this thing,” Ryan Bernal said. “We were really good both nights, and I am looking forward to trying again this weekend. Also, I have to thank the Tarlton family for their continued support. I would love to get this car into victory lane for them very soon!”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 11, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 7, Top 10’s: 9.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports is back in action with Ryan Bernal on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

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

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

 

 

Crockett Captures Dirt Cup Prelim Victory to Highlight Weekend at Skagit

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 25, 2019) - The 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup was either feast or famine for Roger Crockett, who sandwiched a pair of nights battling mechanical woes with his first feature victory of the season.

Crockett struggled with mechanical problems last Thursday during the first night of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader at Skagit Speedway. He placed seventh in a heat race and eighth in a B Main.

"Something is wrong with the car," he said. "It's not running right. The motor almost dies. We changed motors on Friday. It was a million times better, but we were still chasing all night. We changed the fuel tank before the main event to eliminate that. It was such a dry track for the main it didn't seem to matter as much."

Fortune turned around on Friday as Crockett powered from sixth to win a heat race. He then gained a position to finish fifth in a qualifier, ranking him fifth in overall points. That started him on the inside of the third row for the A Main.

"I ran the top the first of the race and we were good up there," he said. "I kept playing with what I could do to run the middle. There was a restart where I could run down there and run next to Robbie (Price) for a couple of laps. Then the red happened that wiped out the top two and that made our job a little easier. I was able to get right after it at that point."

Crockett took the lead on Lap 15 and he led the final 11 laps. His win was his first since capturing the ASCS National Tour season opener in March 2018.

"Being that it's a prelim and looking at the big picture of Saturday night it didn't seem like a huge deal," he said. "However, with the way it's been going it's a relief to win one."

The victory combined with Thursday's performance ranked Crockett eighth in overall event points, which locked him into the eighth starting position for Saturday's $15,000-to-win finale.

"The car took off the first five or six laps," he said. "We had a good start and went eighth to sixth right away. Then it started doing its thing. It sputters and almost quits. I don't know what it's doing. I don't think it's the motor. Our lap times slowed down at least a half a second. The thing wouldn't go as fast as we needed to go the rest of the race and restarts were terrible because people would outmotor us and drive right by."

Crockett, who ended 12th on Saturday, will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., during the Fred Brownfield Classic.

"We really need to find our issue, but I'm happy with how we've got the car handling now," he said. "Grays Harbor has been a better track for me than Skagit so I'm looking forward to that."

Crockett won an ASCS National Tour race at Grays Harbor Raceway during his most recent 360 sprint car race there on July 1, 2017.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 20 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 8 (13).

June 21 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 1 (6); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

June 22 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Feature: 12 (8).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., for the Fred Brownfield Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Route 66 Chevrolet

Route 66 Chevrolet is a family owned and operated dealership located in Tulsa, Okla. The company has won GM's Dealer of the Year Award three times and is the No. 1 Chevy dealer in Oklahoma. To learn more, visit http://www.Route66Chevrolet.com .

"We're grateful for the support of everyone at Route 66 Chevrolet, which is the premier Chevy dealer in the region," Crockett said. "Not only do they offer top-notch vehicles, but their customer service is highly rated. We recommend anyone who is in the Midwest and looking for a vehicle to check out www.Route66Chevrolet.com ."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Weld Racing, JR-1 Chassis, Champion Racing Oil, Tracker Native Tobacco, Bell Helmets, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Aiming for Continued Success at AGCO Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BEAVER DAM, Wis. (June 25, 2019) - Jason Sides is heading to one of his favorite tracks this weekend.

Sides and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will venture to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals. The event pays $41,000 to win the finale.

"It's a good, big event for us and we seem to run decent there," he said. "They cut the track down to a 4/10 mile, but it races pretty much the same as before. It still races like a half mile and we like those."

Sides has earned a pair of top 10s at the track during each of the last two years, including a ninth-place run during the event finale last season. He was also a winner at the oval in 2012 during an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions event.

Sides competed last Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway, which hosted the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers. He qualified 13 th quickest, but made up for it by maneuvering from fifth to third place in a heat race.

"We were the first car out in qualifying and didn't end up where we wanted to be," he said. "With the track the way it was we had a good run in the heat race and got ourselves toward the front in the feature."

Sides lined up on the inside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"I made a few mistakes in the race," he said. "We were decent, but I felt like we could have been better. I tried a few things that didn't work out like sliding across and letting someone get by.

"The bottom was okay for the start and restarts. Late in the race the momentum you could carry around the top was so much better. Eventually it laid rubber and we moved up there. We probably stayed on the bottom too long."

Sides ended with an 11th-place outing.

Sunday's show at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 22 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 11 (7).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

41 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a few years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I've needed it the most and we really appreciate his support."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Primed for Opportunity at Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (June 25, 2019) - Last weekend was another washout for Trey Starks, who watched as three scheduled races at three different tracks in three days all rained out.

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports have another three-race weekend on tap as they head to Minnesota for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals hosted by Jackson Motorplex. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event runs Thursday through Saturday at the oval in Jackson.

"The track is nice and wide and gives you a lot of room," he said. "It's a track that suits me. It's a well-rounded track. I think it will be exciting to get a 410 on it. I don't think there will be a huge difference (from the 360)."

Starks has two career starts at Jackson Motorplex. He placed ninth during his debut in May before rallying for a runner-up result earlier this month.

"We've been fast when we've got to race this year," he said. "It has been in a 360, but I think it's good to get some solid laps there. We've had as many laps there as anyone this season even though it hasn't been that many."

The AGCO Jackson Nationals pays $41,000 to win and $3,000 to start Saturday's main event. Both preliminary nights pay $10,000 to win.

"I'm just excited to get three days of racing in in general," he said. "You have the Outlaws and some of the best drivers in the country. Everyone is itching to go racing. If we're on top of our game I think we can have a good weekend. As racers we haven't been able to make a ton of money in the Midwest this season because of the rain. The great payout the Jackson Nationals offers is more of an incentive, but I'm out there to win every race."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moose Blocks

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

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

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

 

 

Masse Scores Career-Best Sprint Car Finish at Big Sky Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (June 25, 2019) - Cody Masse earned the best result of his sprint car racing career when he crossed the finish line second last Saturday at Big Sky Speedway.

"It was an awesome night for us," said Masse, whose previous best performances were a pair of fourth-place finishes in 2017 and 2018. "The car was really fast for the second week in a row. We were able to take some things we learned the week before in Great Falls and apply them in Billings. It was great to run up front all night long, especially at what had been one of our worst tracks in the past."

Masse's night began by outlasting the field for the win in his ASCS Frontier Region heat race.

"We were supposed to start third in our heat, but the car that was scheduled to start on the pole had some issues and moved to the rear, putting us on the pole," he said. "I led every lap, but it was a bit frustrating since there were about five restarts. But I got lots of practice with leading on restarts so that was nice. And it was the second week in a row that we won a heat race and that helped keep our momentum going."

Masse's heat race victory put him in the redraw for the first four starting spots in the feature and he drew the pole position.

"We got a pretty good start and led the first lap," he said. "I got passed on Lap 2, but the caution came out and I got the lead back on the restart. I led for several more laps after the race restarted when the caution came out just as I got passed for the lead again so I got another chance with the lead on the next restart.

"There was a bit of a mixup on the next restart. I didn't know we were coming to the green since they didn't say it over the radio like they had every time before that, so I wasn't prepared for it when I saw it waving. I got passed on the restart, but I don't feel like I have a right to complain since I'd been given plenty of chances before then. I fell into second and ran there the rest of the race. I was never challenged for it and didn't feel anyone close to me."

The performance not only marked his best finish, but also continued a string of solid numbers for the season.

"The most top 10s we've had in a season before this year was five," he said. "We already have five top 10s in five races this year. I only had one top 10 in Billings before. We still have some work to do, but we're making great progress. It's exciting."

Masse will be off this weekend before returning to Big Sky Speedway on July 6 with the ASCS Frontier Region.

"While we have some momentum going, it will be nice to have a weekend off since we have a busy time coming up," he said. "We're looking forward to returning to Billings following our run there and with what we learned. We also anticipate a larger field of cars since it won't be a make-up race like this one."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 22 - Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

July 6 at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - C.E.P. Automotive

C.E.P. Automotive is Southern Alberta's largest automotive parts department and machine shop offering auto, performance and vintage auto parts as well as machine shop service. C.E.P. Automotive began in 1966 in Lethbridge, Alberta, and is locally owned, specializing in obscure and obsolete parts. For more information, visit http://www.cpeauto.com.

"Whether it's shipping parts in to keep us on the track or ensuring we have all of the fittings and lines we need for our fuel system, Bill and his team at C.E.P. Automotive continue to impress us with their service and support of our race team," Masse said.

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Wins KWS-NARC Event at Ocean Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (June 25, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi hustled to a pair of strong results last weekend during a King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series doubleheader in his home state.

A win and a third-place finish moved him into a tie for second place in the championship standings. Scelzi is now only 12 points out of the lead as well.

"All in all it was a really efficient weekend," he said. "We were fast from the get-go."

The Roth Motorsports team opened the action on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, where Scelzi set quick time during qualifying. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race and from sixth to fifth place in the dash.

"They reworked the track for the dash so it was a little greasy, but I was able to get to fifth," he said. "In the main event I bided my time and rode around. I wanted to have myself in the right position. We had a restart and Chase Johnson fell out so that put me to fourth. I got by Ryan Bernal on a restart for third. Then Mitchell Faccinto broke when I got to his bumper so I didn't have to battle for second. I caught Willie Croft in traffic with six laps to go and I got by him off turn two.

"Ryan slid me when I was in traffic coming in to the white. He threw a bonsai slider in turns three and four and luckily it didn't stick."

The victory was Scelzi's fourth of the season and second during series competition this year.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track. Scelzi qualified eighth quickest before he won a heat race to make the dash. A third-place run in the dash lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We got up to second pretty quickly and then about 10 laps in the nose wing broke," he said. "It made the front end really light. It wanted to get tight going through the holes. I had to run a safer line and couldn't hustle like I needed to to contend for the win.

"I felt like the pill draw hurt us off the bat to begin the night. We needed to be in contention to make the dash and we did that by winning the heat race. We were in contention in the main when circumstances took us out of that. We're really strong and very easily we could have been looking at two wins. I wish there were 10 more NARC races the next two weeks. I'm feeling pretty confident."

Scelzi held on for a third-place finish, which was his 14th top five of the season.

He is scheduled to race with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series this Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., before competing on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 21 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

June 22 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 4 wins, 14 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems designs and builds seats for nearly every form of racecar in the United States, including stock cars, modifieds, sprint cars, midgets, micros, monster trucks, SCCA road-racing applications, quarter-midgets, mini-outlaws and more. Additionally, it's product line includes a wide variety of safety products for the motorsports industry, including leg and head supports, seat brackets, steering column knee protectors, door pads, steering wheels, a variety of NACA ducts, air tube and more. For additional information, visit http://www.ButlerBuilt.net.

"Safety and comfort are two of the most important things for a driver inside a race car and are two reasons why I choose ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour geared up for a Saturday and Sunday double-header in Placerville and Petaluma

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 25, 2019…The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards season rolls on with one of the more anticipated weekends of the year starting this Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, followed by a visit to the Petaluma Speedway on Sunday.

This Saturday’s “Marcel Cassulo Classic” at Placerville Speedway will mark the first of three co-sanctioned events this season with the King of the West-NARC 410 Series. The can’t miss night of close quarter action is sure to be one of the biggest single-night races that the red clay bullring showcases this year, with the best of the best in California Winged 410 and 360 Sprint Car racing on hand.

Jeff Pippin continues to sell lap money for the feature events at $100 a lap. The top-three drivers each lap will take home a share of the money. The King of the West-NARC main event will be 30-laps, with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour A-main going 35-laps. If you are interested in purchasing a lap please contact 408-665-2768 or bgjeffro@yahoo.com

One night later the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will be in action at the Petaluma Speedway for the final time in 2019. The sticky adobe provided thrilling action as always in April and much of the same is expected during the special Sunday showcase this weekend. The June 29th and 30th double-header will be point races seven and eight respectively for the third year Winged 360 series this season.

Going into the Placerville/Petaluma two-step we have a new driver atop the standings, with that being none other than Paradise, California’s Kyle Hirst. The two-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion has earned back-to-back podium finishes aboard the Tiner Hirst Enterprise No. 94 machine and holds a 27-point lead over Tim Kaeding. Hirst picked up a victory at the Sunday special in Petaluma last season and hopes to add another this weekend to help widen his point lead.

With two nights of racing on deck Kaeding will certainly be gunning to close the gap between himself and Hirst. The man simply known as “TK” is always stout at Placerville Speedway and piloted the Josh Bates Motorsports No. 42x to a pair of runner up finishes in Petaluma last season, to go along with a top-five in April. Hollister’s Tony Gualda and Roseville drivers Sean Becker and Willie Croft round out the top-five and will all be favorites to end up in victory lane this Saturday and Sunday.

Completing the top-10 in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards standings are Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Tracy’s Kyle Offill, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto and Aromas, California’s Justin Sanders. Solid fields of Winged 360 Sprint Cars are expected both nights.

Online tickets for the Marcel Cassulo Classic at Placerville Speedway this Saturday June 29th are available by visiting https://www.universe.com/events/2019-summertime-sprint-salute-at-placerville-speedway-tickets-placerville-JG301Z Adult tickets (ages 18-61) cost $40; seniors 62 and over, juniors 12-17 and military cost $35 and kids 6-11 will be $10. Children five and under are free. Seating is general admission except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders.

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

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Adult tickets for this Sunday June 30th “Service Master Restore” Night at Petaluma Speedway will cost $20, with juniors 6-11 and seniors 65+ $16, kids five and under will be free. The pit gate for competitors opens at noon, while the front gate for spectators opens at 4pm. The drivers meeting will be held at 3:45pm, with track packing at 4pm. Teams are encouraged to arrive early and as always, must have a tarp underneath their car in the pits.

The Petaluma Speedway is in the southern part of the wine country at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds just off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. More info on the track can be found at http://www.petaluma-speedway.com The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Bullet Impressions Inc., Chris Kenner Racing Specialties, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, High Sierra Industries, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Moto Wear, Metal Works, PT Shocks, Quick Time Mortgage and Solar, SprintCarUnlimited.com, Ti 22 Performance and Walker Performance Filtration.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360. Upcoming Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events

Saturday June 29: Placerville Speedway (Marcel Cassulo Classic- Summertime Sprint Salute w/ KWS-NARC) Sunday June 30: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday July 6: Stockton Dirt Track (Fourth annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday August 3: Merced Speedway

 

 

Westbrook Takes Win at Cunningham Memorial
 

By Tommy Goudge with files from Steven Petty

THOROLD, Ontario (June 22, 2019) – Dylan Westbrook was in a familiar spot at the conclusion of the Gary Cunningham Memorial at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night; the two time Southern Ontario Sprints champion took the feature win at the unique 1/3 mile D-shaped track.

Jake Brown and Steve Lyons made up the front row for the 25 lap feature race, with Brown taking the early lead. Dylan Westbrook wasted no time moving forward from his third row starting position and took third place away from Cole Macdonald on lap two. Westbrook then executed a slide job on Lyons to take the second position, and took the lead from Brown in traffic on lap seven.

Westbrook stretched his lead over Brown and Lyons, who was being pressured by fourth row starter Mitch Brown for third. Mitch moved into third on lap 18, while Ryan Turner passed Lyons for fourth on lap 19. Westbrook went on to take the win by more than six seconds, while Ryan Turner snagged the runner-up spot.

Mitch Brown, Jake Brown finished third and fourth respectively, while Jim Huppunen drove the Glenn Styres-owned 0 into the top five from the sixth row. Steve Lyons, Todd Hoddick, Ryan Susice, Cory Turner, and Jamie Turner rounded out the top ten. Chris Jones, Mitch Brown, Jim Huppunen, and Dylan Westbrook took heat race wins.

Notes:
-Westbrook’s win was his second in the Gary Cunningham Memorial event, which was run under the SOS sanction for the first time. The Gary Cunningham Memorial is held annually at Merrittville in honour of the renowned engine builder who passed away in 2010 at just 61 years of age. Gary’s competitive spirit lives on in the hearts of many local racers including his son Travis, an accomplished Sprint Car and Modified driver.

-Feature winner Dylan Westbrook drew the number 24 after the race, awarding a brand new American Racer tire from Grisdale Racing Products to 24th place finisher Mike Ferrell. Three more winners will be drawn at SOS races this season, with previous recipients ineligible to win again.

-The win was Westbrook’s 17th SOS victory, moving him within one of third place Keith Dempster on the all-time SOS win list.

-The 25 lap feature went green-to-checkered without incident in just over seven minutes, with all 25 starters still running at the finish, and ten cars on the lead lap.

-Everyone from the Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank the management and staff at Merrittville Speedway for another great night of racing. The SOS tour will return to Merrittville on September 7 for the 2019 SOS Championship race.

-The Southern Ontario Sprints tour will return to competition for round five of the 2019 season on Saturday, July 6 at Brighton Speedway in Brighton, Ontario. Visit www.southernontariosprints.ca and www.brightonspeedway.ca for more information.

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SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019
GARY CUNNINGHAM MEMORIAL
MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY – THOROLD, ONTARIO, CANADA
TOTAL ENTRIES – 25

ENTRY LIST
0c Cole Macdonald – Waterdown, Ontario
0 Jim Huppunen – Welland, Ontario
1 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ontario
5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, Ontario
10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, Ontario
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
11j Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario
13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
15 Mike Ferrell – London, Ontario
21 Ryan Susice – Ransomville, New York
22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
22jr Al Gilleta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ontario
22p Jim Porter – Grand Island, New York
30 Adam West – Ridgetown, Ontario
45 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, Ontario
46 Kevin Pauls – Canfield, Ontario
47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, Ontario
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, Ontario
68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario
71s Dillon Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
94 Todd Hoddick – Cheektowaga, New York
1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, Ontario

Heat Race 1 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 11j Chris Jones (1), 2. 13 Cory Turner (2), 3. 0c Cole Macdonald (3), / 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (7), 5. 22p Jim Porter (6), 6. 66 Frank Baranowski (5), 7. DNF 45 Curtis Gartly (4)

Heat Race 2 (Started) 8 laps – 2:02.249
1. 10 Mitch Brown (3), 2. 1 Holly Porter (1), 3. 91 Ryan Turner (2), / 4. 21 Ryan Susice (4), 5. 22 Shawn Sliter (6), 6. 22jr Al Gilleta Jr. (5)

Heat Race 3 (Started) 8 laps – 2:06.129
1. 0 Jim Huppunen (1), 2. 9 Steve Lyons (2), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (5), / 4. 30 Adam West (6), 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (3), 6. 46 Kevin Pauls (4)

Heat Race 4 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (3), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (1), 3. 94 Todd Hoddick (5), / 4. 90 Travis Cunningham (2), 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra (4), DNS. 71s Dillon Sliter (6)

A-Feature (Started) 25 laps – 7:03.684
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5)
2. 91 Ryan Turner (4)
3. 10 Mitch Brown (8)
4. 1-10 Jake Brown (1)
5. 0 Jim Huppunen (11)
6. 9 Steve Lyons (2)
7. 94 Todd Hoddick (6)
8. 21 Ryan Susice (14)
9. 13 Cory Turner (7)
10. 11 Jamie Turner (10)
11. 68 Aaron Turkey (13)
12. 0c Cole Macdonald (3)
13. 1 Holly Porter (9)
14. 22p Jim Porter (24)
15. 11j Chris Jones (12)
16. 22 Shawn Sliter (18)
17. 5d Jacob Dykstra (20)
18. 30 Adam West (15)
19. 90 Travis Cunningham (16)
20. 71s Dillon Sliter (25)
21. 66 Frank Baranowski (17)
22. 45 Curtis Gartly (21)
23. 22jr Al Gilleta Jr. (22)
24. 15 Mike Ferrell (19)
25. 46 Kevin Pauls (23)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jake Brown (1-6), Dylan Westbrook (7-25)
Margin of Victory – 6.377 seconds
Hard Charger – Jim Porter +10
Grisdale Racing Products Tire Draw Winner – Mike Ferrell

UP NEXT:
Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ontario – Saturday, July 6, 2019

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2019 SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS SCHEDULE
1. April 20 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – RAINED OUT (Spring Sizzler)
2. May 18 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – POSTPONED
2. May 25 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – RAINED OUT (rescheduled from May 18)
3. June 15 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – WINNER: CORY TURNER
4. June 22 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – WINNER: DYLAN WESTBROOK (Gary Cunningham Memorial)
5. July 6 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) –
6. July 27 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) –
7. August 16 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) –
8. August 31 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – (Labour Day Classic Weekend)
9. September 1 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – (Labour Day Classic Weekend)
10. September 7 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – (SOS Championship)
NP. September 13 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) – (Night Before the Nationals)
NP. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) – (Canadian Sprint Car Nationals)
About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2019 marks the 24th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2019 schedule consists of 12 events at three different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.


 

Team Turner Racing Collects Five Top-10s Over Double Header Weekend

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (June 25, 2019) – Another double header weekend of 360 Sprint Car action saw Team Turner Racing walk away with a collective five top-10 finishes during action at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday and at Merrittville Speedway with the Southern Ontario Sprints on Saturday.

The weekend started with at Ohsweken with Cory Turner driving to a second-place finish in his heat from the sixth starting spot, Ryan Turner finishing fourth from seventh and Jamie Turner piloting his No.11 to a fifth-place result. Both Cory and Ryan qualified for the redraw where Ryan pulled the pole starting spot and Cory lined-up seventh.

A challenging race with a handful of cautions saw Ryan bring home his Kingpin Farms/Burger Barn No.91 with a third-place finish, his first podium result of the season at Ohsweken.

“In the heat race, we had a bar go bad on us, so we actually kind of struggled through it. That made it interesting for a setup in the Feature because we didn’t know exactly what the car was like,” Ryan explained. “We kept it pretty good, it was just a little loose for the late laps in the Feature. The bottom really came in late in the race and I should have kept ripping the lip up on the cushion. When you see guys poke their nose under you, you start searching. Luckily we held on for a third-place finish.”

For Cory, the race started well as he quickly worked his way into a battle for second. However, as the race went on he was hampered by a collapsed nose wing on his Burger Barn/Ace 1 Construction/Mobil 1 No.13 that eventually ended up grinding against the left-front tire. He fell to his eventual 10th-place finishing position.

“I went to the bottom and just drove to get points,” Cory explained. “We had a really fast car and if the front wing would have stayed up, I believe we had a car capable of a podium finish.”

Friday’s race saw Jamie drive the Charlie Bee Honey/Mudcat Entertainment Centre No.11 to a 12th-place finish after starting 17th for the main event.

“With the boys helping me, I think we’re starting to gain on it some. If the driver can catch up to the car, we’ll be all set,” joked Jamie. “I do feel more confident and with the boys doing well, we’re starting to gain a little steam here. The main thing is just to be competitive every night and be in the race.”

On Saturday, all three drivers made the trip to Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ont. which has been a home track for both Ryan and Jamie in their careers.

“I enjoy going back to Merrittville,” Jamie said. “We get to see lots of people that we’ve seen there for a long time.”

All three cars were fast on Saturday night with Ryan and Cory each earning a second-place finish in their heats while Jamie scored a third-place result. Ryan was among the class of the field in the main event, racing forward from fourth to second early in the race. The race ran caution-free and prevented a late-race charge at leader Dylan Westbrook.

“I always like going back to Merrittville from a driver’s stand point and even the crew gets excited because we always seem to have good runs there,” Ryan said. “We were fast out of the gate. We may have tightened up a little too much for the Feature, but the car came on strong late. We were wishing for a caution with two laps to go to see what we had for Westbrook.”

The second-place finish was Ryan’s third-straight podium result.

“It always feels good to get on the podium. We’re getting closer to the top spot,” Ryan said. “It’s a positive. We’re getting there. I’m starting to get really comfortable with the car and the crew is giving me an awesome car each night. We’re getting closer to where we want to be.”

Meanwhile, Cory drove to a ninth-place result after adjusting the car too tight for the main event. Jamie was able to drive forward to a 10th-place result.

“Saturday was my fault,” Cory said. “I just totally dialed us out. We had the third fastest lap in the heat race and I just dialed us out for the Feature.”

“Saturday was a caution-free Feature and I started back far enough that I could have used a couple,” Jamie said. “Ryan did really well, so that was good. The track was good and smooth. It was slick, but it wasn’t anything we wouldn’t expect going there most times.”

Team Turner Racing will return to action on Friday, June 28 at Ohsweken Speedway for Sponsor Night. Race time is 7:30pm, with Hot Laps scheduled for 7:00pm. For additional event information, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca.

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

 

 

"410" SPRINT CARS RETURN TO SHARON ALONG WITH A FULL SHOW ON SATURDAY FOR ARMED FORCES NIGHT

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 25, 2019 After a beautiful Saturday last week that allowed Sharon Speedway to return to racing after back-to-back disappointing rain outs for the "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals" and Ohio Sprint Speedweek, track officials are hoping that the good weather continues this Saturday night (June 29) for another Menards "Super Series" event. Kams Electric Night will feature the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. It's Armed Forces Night with free general admission for veterans and those in active service. Race time is 7 p.m.

The "410" Sprint Cars have put on two tremendous shows this year with Cole Duncan withstanding the challenges of Tony Stewart for the $3,000 FAST-sanctioned victory that came over an excellent field of 43 cars back on May 11, then A.J. Flick out-dueled George Hobaugh for the $3,000 non-sanctioned win on May 18 with 33 cars on hand. Unfortunately the May 4 and June 18 All Star races were rained out in addition to the June 1 non-sanctioned show.

Last year, the "410" Sprint Car events had at least 29 cars present every night with eight different winners in eight events. Duncan and Flick's first career Sharon wins at the last two shows have accounted for 10 different winners in the last 10 races! Will there will be an 11th straight different winner this Saturday night!? $3,000 will again be on the line with $250 to-start the 30-lap feature.

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

The Stock Cars last competed on June 8 when defending Gibson Insurance Agency Champion, Chris McGuire, captured his first win of the season. On June 14, they completed their qualifying for the "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals" that ended up being rained out the following day and rescheduled to September 7. Other winners this season include Bobby Whitling on May 18 when he ended a seven-year Sharon winless drought and Chris Schneider at the May 11 show that was actually the 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" make-up, worth $2,000. McGuire has a 10-point lead on Curt J. Bish with Andy Thompson, Steve D'Apolito, and Larry Kugel completing the top five.

With a new car this year, Rob Kristyak has been hot of late in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The former Big-Block Modified racer has won two of the last three races at Sharon including last Saturday night's exciting one in addition to winning on Friday night at Raceway 7. The Bristolville, Ohio driver leads the HTMA/Precise Racing Products points by 10 over Kole Holden with Tony Tatgenhorst, Jacob Jordan, and Chas Wolbert completing the top five. Kristyak also leads RUSH's $3,000 to-win Weekly Series points. Also on Saturday night, the "Wheelman" race for non-winners presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire will take place at the end of the night. David Kalb, Jr. has won two of the three races, but it's Amelia Clay of Warren, Ohio leading the points.

The Econo Mods are hoping to complete their first show since back on May 18. Ty Rhoades captured the victory on that night and leads the Summit Racing Equipment points. The only other show to be completed was the 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" make-up on May 11 when Kyle Miller won his biggest career race worth $750. The Econo Mods were set for their richest show in history on June 15, but that show was rained out after Dwayne Clay set fast time for the $2,000 to-win show that will be made up on September 7. Several of the Econo Mod racers have competed with the Outlaw Mods in the two "Bickerstaff Cup" Series races on June 8 and June 22.

Racers in the three weekly divisions are reminded that 24 or more cars results in the highest purse structure being paid. And also drivers that fail to qualify for the feature if a B main is run receive a free pit pass for the following week in addition to tow money.

Pits will be open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts at 6:15 and group qualifying at 6:30. Heat races are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13, while senior citizens are $10. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. In order to reserve either of these ahead of time, call the office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-772-5481. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on Saturday, July 6 will be the "Lou Blaney Memorial" featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars racing for $6,000 to-win along with The Mod Tour for big blocks competing for $2,000 to-win.

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


 

Action Sprint Tour Storms Back to Merrittville Speedway for Canada Day Showdown
By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 25, 2019) – The Action Sprint Tour is ready to roar back to life for its third race of the season when the series stops at Merrittville Speedway on Monday, July 1 for a Canada Day showdown. The sophomore tour is off to a strong start to the season with two different winners in as many races and one rainout that came at Humberstone Speedway last month.

While the two events so far have been won by two different drivers, neither of them has been over the age of 20. Port Colborne, Ont. teenager Josh Hansen won the season opener at Merrittville on May 20 and recorded a second-place finish at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway on June 8 to claim the series point lead. Hansen is running the full AST schedule in 2019 while also competing full-time in 360 Sprint Cars on Friday nights at Ohsweken. The third-year Sprint Car pilot has clearly improved and will look for another podium finish to celebrate his nation’s birthday.

The other winner was Binbrook, Ont. driver Liam Martin at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway. Martin had a 13th-place finish to start the year at Merrittville and will be eager to get another podium finish when the green flag drops Monday night.

Glenn Styres Racing driver Jesse McDonald has also had a strong pair of races on tour this season. McDonald has second- and fifth-place finishes to start the campaign and has also been strong on Friday nights at Ohsweken. The Enriam No.88 led eight laps during the season opener and should be a top contender on Canada Day.

Caledonia, Ont. driver Ryan Hunsinger also has a pair of top-fives to start the season. Hunsinger’s second season on tour is his first driving for himself in his No.r52. He’ll look to improve on finishes of third and fifth with a win this holiday Monday.

Jacob Dykstra, Blaine Barrow and Brad Herron all have top-fives as well this season. Dykstra finished on the podium at Merrittville and in seventh at SOMS. Barrow meanwhile had finishes of 11th and fourth, respectively. Herron has only made one start this season, a fourth-place finish at Merrittville.

The 2019 Action Sprint Tour season continues at Merrittville Speedway on July 1, 2019 with race time scheduled for 7:00pm. Pit gates open at 4:00pm before the spectator gates open at 5:00pm. In addition to the Action Sprint Tour, the Northeast Late Model Alliance, RoC Sportsman Tour and Hoosier Stocks will also be in action. Adult grandstand admission is $20, while Seniors/Youth $18 and Youth 8-12 are $8. Kids under 8 are free. For additional event information, visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.

For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full break down of the Series’ 2019 point fund and race purses as well as series rules, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com.

2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule
Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen
Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On – Rained Out
Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin
Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont.
Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont.
Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont.
Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont.
Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints

 

Speed Shift TV to broadcast All Star events at Jacksonville and Route 66

AVON, Ind. (June 24, 2019) – With the 37th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing officially in the books, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will now set the compass west, ready to invade the Land of Lincoln for a two-day stint on Friday and Saturday, June 28 & 29.

All Star action will commence with a visit to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday, followed by a stop at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., on Saturday. Adding some extra hype to the weekend agenda, the traveling All Stars have not visited Jacksonville Speedway in 25 years.

For those who can not make the journey to Illinois for the two-day All Star Circuit of Champions invasion, Speed Shift TV will have you covered, broadcasting each event live via www.speedshifttv.com.

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com / Twitter: @FI_Motorsports / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FullyInjectedMotorsports/

 

Dietrich earns wins at Lincoln and Williams Grove with Ohio Sprint Speedweek starts in between; PA Speedweek next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (June 24, 2019) – It was quite the nine-day campaign for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich, not only entering action on home dirt in Central Pennsylvania, but also making the trip to the Buckeye State to join the All Star Circuit of Champions during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

With Mother Nature causing some issues along the way, Dietrich ended his nine-day campaign with six main event starts, two of which resulting in victories. ‘Double-D’ secured wins at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15, as well as at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. The pair of wins bumped Dietrich’s season win total to ten, officially equalling his 2018 win total.

In addition to his victories, Dietrich secured two other top-five performances in the Keystone State, kicking off his nine-day schedule with an impressive charge from 15th to finish fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 14. Nearly capping the long stretch with another mark in the win column, Dietrich finished second during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 22.

Between his starts in Central Pennsylvania, Dietrich joined Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions during visits to Muskingum County Speedway on June 16, as well as Wayne County Speedway on June 19. Although resulting in finishes outside of the top-ten, Dietrich was competitive on foreign territory, securing an 11th place finish at Muskingum, followed by a 13th place finish at Wayne County Speedway.

“It was a long week, but I wish it could have been longer. The weather really screwed up some of our plans in Ohio,” Danny Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “Regardless, I’m proud of this team and what we were able to accomplish during the last two weekends. My guys really do bust their tails. As much as rain outs hurt, it was nice to enjoy some time with the guys out on the road. We have a long week ahead, so maybe a day off here and there wasn’t so bad.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will set aim for Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; a nine-race schedule that kicks off officially on Friday, June 28, at Williams Grove Speedway. Extending through July 6, Dietrich will enter nine consecutive events, each of which awarding a minimum top prize equalling $5,000. Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek will visit Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Port Royal Speedway in consecutive fashion.

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

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

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 26
Top-10s: 29
Wins: 10

2019 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22.


Michalski on the gas at Williams Grove; Seven PA Speedweek starts on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (June 24, 2019) – With the intent to build positive momentum before activating his 2019 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign on June 28, Penndel, Pennsylvania’s Brett Michalski entered action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway during the recent weekend, highlighting his two-race stint with an 11th place finish at The Grove on Friday, June 21.

Kicking off the evening with a heat race victory, Michalski started from the pole position for the 25-lap main event, slipping just outside of the top-ten by feature’s end to cross under the final checkers 11th in the running order. The result was motivating, as the recent Central Pennsylvania winner will have to visit Williams Grove Speedway twice during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.

Unfortunately, a steering issue during Lincoln Speedway’s B-main on Fallen Firefighters Night kept Michalski from attaining a transfer position.

“Building confidence at a track like Williams Grove Speedway is important. It can be a tough place to get around, but we’re finding ways to improve on that,” Brett Michalski said, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/No. 73B sprint car. “We have a lot going on during the next two weeks. We’re ready to get started.”

Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports will enter seven of nine Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek dates, all which blasting off on Friday night, June 28, at Williams Grove Speedway. In addition, Michalski will enter Speedweek competition at Lincoln Speedway on June 29 & July 1, Grandview Speedway on July 2, Port Royal Speedway on July 3 & July 6, and Williams Grove Speedway again on July 5.

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

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

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

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

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


Haas rallies to finish 12th at The Grove; Six Speedweek dates ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (June 24, 2019) – It was a productive evening for Cory Haas at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, not only earning a heat race victory, but also solidifying a 12th place performance after starting 18th on the feature grid. The 25-lap, full-handicap program went wire-to-wire, ultimately keeping Haas from reaching maximum potential.

Unfortunately, Haas was unable to keep his positive momentum going forward on Saturday night during his visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway. Contact with another competitor during main event action forced Haas to retire early; he was scored 17th.

“I think we were better than 12th on Friday,” Cory Haas explained, driver of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Wicked Cushion/Bricker’s/Old Republic Distillery/Creekside Auto Sales/No. 39 sprint car. “Non-stop races can be great, but we needed a caution or two to give ourselves a real chance at getting into the top-ten. The field can get really stretched out and it’s tough to make up ground. Regardless, I’m proud of the team. We have six Speedweek races circled on our schedule. We’re excited to get started.”

Taking over all headlines on the Central Pennsylvania circuit between June 28 and July 6, Cory Haas and John Trone’s Trone Outdoor Motorsports will enter six Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek programs in 2019; two at Williams Grove Speedway (6/28, 7/5), two at Lincoln Speedway (6/29, 7/1), and two at Port Royal Speedway (6/3, 6/6). Each Speedweek program will award a minimum of $5,000.

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

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Qualified for Keith Kauffman Classic main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished fifth (started second) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway [double features] on Friday and Saturday, May 10 & 11; eighth, seventh, and fifth, respectively. Finished eighth during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on June 1. Finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 14.


Michael shows speed throughout Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Attica and Sharon starts ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (June 24, 2019) – Despite a week full of distractions, mostly due to a persistent Mother Nature, the ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael put together a string of solid Ohio Sprint Speedweek performances, ending the nine-day turned four-event schedule with three main event starts, highlighting all appearances with a 13th place finish during the Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park on June 14.

In fact, Michael started sixth on the Attica grid and battled his way to fourth. Although in the hunt for a top-ten early, the Plano, Texas-native, who lives in Fremont, Ohio, during the summer months, faded three spots shy.

In addition to his 13th place performance at Attica, Michael finished 18th and 20th, respectively, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek starts at Wayne County Speedway on June 19 & 22.

In spectacular fashion, Michael earned his way into the Speedweek finale main event on June 22 with a last lap, last corner pass during the evening’s B-main, actually powering from sixth to fourth to earn a spot in the $10,000-to-win showstopper; there were 50 cars on hand.

“It was a wild week, to say the least. Hats off to the tracks for doing what they could to help us get some shows in. It’s never easy chasing the weather around. It’s tough to build any rhythm when you’re constantly dodging raindrops,” Michael explained, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Soul Fully Rooted/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car. “Regardless, I’m proud of my team. We have a lot of potential and I’m excited about it. Hopefully we can put some solid finishes together this weekend when we visit Attica and Sharon.”

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports will continue their 2019 campaign with a two-race weekend in the Buckeye State, first returning to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 28, followed by a Saturday night visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on June 29. Although not a frequent destination, Michael is no stranger to action at Sharon Speedway, as the ‘Texas Traveler’ owns one top-five finish at the northeast Ohio venue already this season.

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with a visit to Posse Country [Lincoln Speedway] on Saturday, March 30. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 6. Finished fifth during FAST Series action at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, May 11.


Westfall climbs to fourth during Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial at Gas City

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (June 24, 2019) – Despite Mother Nature inflicting havoc on much of the weekend, first wiping out all hope for Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) action in Indiana and Kentucky, followed by a rain-shortened back-up plan, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports still managed to put together a successful campaign in the Hoosier State, concluding all action with a top-five performance during the Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial at Gas City Speedway on Friday, June 21.

Westfall, driver of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Crazy Lady Restaurant and Bar/Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M non-wing sprint car, finished fourth during his visit to the Gas City bullring, climbing ahead from the outside of row four to do so. In fact, the fourth place outcome was a second consecutive for the familiar ‘Bumblebee Express’ entry, actually charging from 12th to finish fourth at Lawrenceburg Speedway on June 8.

“Mother Nature has not been too kind in 2019, but we still have a lot of season to go,” Ray Marshall explained, owner of Ray Marshall Motorsports. “We are very happy with how things are going with our team. We tried our best to find some races this weekend, especially after losing each of the BOSS races on the schedule. Luckily for us, Gas City was able to get their program completed. It worked out just fine for us.”

Up next on the schedule, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will make the trek to the Keystone State, anxious to rejoin the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series during competition at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, June 28 & 29, respectively. Westfall owns one BOSS victory in 2019, that occurring on the highbanks of Atomic Speedway in mid-April.

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

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 1 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13)

2019 Highlights: Earned Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21.


Brock Zearfoss highlights Ohio Sprint Speedweek with pair of fourth place finishes; Illinois, PA Speedweek next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (June 24, 2019) – Brock Zearfoss’ 2019 Ohio Sprint Speedweek effort was a success. Not only did the ‘Jonestown Jet’ conclude the nine-night turned four-race schedule with a fifth place finish in the final Speedweek standings, but Zearfoss earned a pair of top-five finishes in the process. The shortened schedule, mostly due to Mother Nature, included visits to Attica Raceway Park on June 14, Muskingum County Speedway on June 16, and Wayne County Speedway, which hosted Speedweek competition twice in four days; June 19 & June 22.

Zearfoss, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/River City Wood Products/No. 70 sprint car, highlighted All Star Circuit of Champions Speedweek action with a pair of fourth place finishes, the first during competition at Muskingum County Speedway and the second during the first of two Wayne County Speedway visits.

Unfortunately, Zearfoss’ second visit to Wayne County Speedway for the $10,000-to-win Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale did not fare as well as the first, as the former Pennsylvania Posse full-timer was forced to settle with a fifth place finish during the evening’s B-main.

“It was a pretty solid week for our team. It’s a shame we only had the opportunity to race four features, but we’ll take what we can get at this point. The weather has been a factor all season,” Brock Zearfoss explained, a former Port Royal Speedway champion and recent All Star winner in New York. “Regardless, I’m proud of my team and I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish. It’s not easy being out on the road like that for nine or ten days in a row, especially with a loss of races like we experienced. Lucky for me, I have a great group of guys who stay focused despite having so many weather distractions.”

Up next on the schedule, Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports will follow the All Star Circuit of Champions trail west, ready to visit a pair of ovals in the Land of Lincoln on Friday and Saturday, June 28 & 29. Zearfoss, who is currently fifth in the All Star title chase, will visit Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday night, followed by a one-night visit to the state-of-the-art Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., on Saturday.

In addition, Brock Zearfoss plans to enter select Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek events between his All Star Circuit of Champions commitments.

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 9
Top-10s: 16

2019 Wins: 1 (Outlaw Speedway: 6/7/2019)

2019 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Finished sixth during Sprint Car World Championship preliminary main event on Friday, May 31. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory during visit to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 7. Finished fifth at Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Earned a pair of fourth place finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway. Finished fifth in final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings.


Baker blasts through Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Attica and Sharon on the radar

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (June 24, 2019) – Despite much of his travel getting axed due to work obligations or Mother Nature, Shreve, Ohio’s Trevor Baker blasted through Ohio Sprint Speedweek with three starts, two of which at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ – Wayne County Speedway.

Although he was unable to quality for main event action during the Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park on June 14, Baker improved in a hurry, capping his All Star Circuit of Champions/Speedweek campaign by earning back-to-back main event starts at Wayne County Speedway on Wednesday, June 19, and Saturday, June 22. ‘T-Rev’ highlighted his performances with a 20th place run during the first Wayne County visit on Wednesday.

There were 37 cars entered for action during Baker’s first Wayne County Speedway visit, 50 during the second.

“It was a wild week, to say the least. The weather didn’t really cut us too much slack, but hats off to Wayne County Speedway for getting both of their programs in,” Trevor Baker said, driver of the T-Rev Performance/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/Exodus Cycle/Coblentz Trucking/H&S Concrete/Mid Ohio Diesel/Amsoil Stone Creek Lube/No. 45 sprint car. “Dodging the weather is never any fun, but we made the best of our Speedweek.”

Trevor Baker will aim for two starts during the coming weekend, setting the compass toward Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 28, followed by a start at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, June 29.

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

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

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

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

 



Brent Marks earns top-ten at Beaver Dam; Jackson Nationals on the horizon

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (June 24, 2019) – Although his recent weekend was cut short, losing a Sunday night start a Dubuque Speedway due to Mother Nature, the ‘Myerstown Missile’ Brent Marks still made the best of his trip to the upper Midwest, securing his eighth World of Outlaws top-ten finish of the season on Saturday night during a visit to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, finished ninth during his trip to the Badger State, maintaining his place inside the top-ten after starting eighth on the grid. In fact, if it was not for narrowing track conditions, Marks may have had the ability to advance further through the field.

“It feels great to get another top-ten finish for this team. I wish we would have had the opportunity to secure another on Sunday, but that’s how it goes sometimes. The weather hasn’t been too kind this year,” Brent Marks said, who is currently tenth in the World of Outlaws championship standings. “The track started to take rubber on Saturday night. That kinda takes away a lot of potential. We have a big weekend ahead of us in Minnesota. We’re excited to get there.”

Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., is next on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series agenda, hosting three consecutive nights of competition on Thursday through Saturday, June 27-29. The three-day Jackson Nationals program will award $10,000 top prizes on Thursday and Friday, all of which capped off with a $41,000-to-win main event on Saturday.

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

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

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

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

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: 3
WoO Top-10s: 8
WoO Wins: N/A
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Rallied from 14th to finish seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. Scored back-to-back top-five finishes [4th & 2nd] during Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 & June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during three race stretch; eighth at Fairbury Speedway on June 4 and fifth at Granite City on Saturday, June 8. Finished ninth at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22.


Whittall climbs to 11th at Port Royal; Multiple Speedweek starts expected

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (June 24, 2019) – Port Royal Speedweek has certainly been kind to Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall, and that was certainly the case yet again during the recent weekend, as the recent high school graduate put together an impressive performance that ended with a charge from 22nd to finish 11th on Saturday, June 22.

Although one spot shy of the top-ten category, the end-result only adds to an impressive Port Royal resume in 2019 that includes a runner-up performance on Saturday, June 15.

“We are getting better and better at Port Royal Speedway and it feels great,” Justin Whittall explained, driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and support this season. We have a lot going on during the next few weeks. I’m excited to see what we can do during PA Sprint Speedweek.”

In addition to his visit to Port Royal Speedway, Whittall also joined a stacked field at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. With 30 cars making the call, Whittall qualified for main event competition and finished 18th; he started 24th

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will enter a minimum of four events during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, which kicks off officially on Friday night, June 28, at Williams Grove Speedway. The New Jersey youngster will join the Pennsylvania Posse during consecutive Speedweek starts at Port Royal Speedway, Hagerstown Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Port Royal Speedway on July 3-6. Additional dates may be added before Speedweek commences.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Atlantic Utility Trailer, Brotherton Brewing Company, Pioneer Auto Body, and Worldwide Bearings.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Finished third during 2018 United Racing Club (URC) opener at Carolina (N.C.) Speedway. Finished 11th during URC competition at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished eighth during 360c.i. action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Qualified for Bob Weikert Memorial finale (410c.i.) main event at Port Royal Speedway on May 27. Finished fourth during 410c.i. competition at Port Royal Speedway on August 5. Won URC heat race at Bedford Speedway before rain postponed remaining portions of program. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with 12th place finish during Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season finale on Saturday, October 13. Scored a seventh place run at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, October 14.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22.

BEAVER DAM BRUISER: Stewart & CJB Finish 4th in Wisconsin Showdown Rain cancels event at Dubuque; Outlaws set for AGCO Jackson Nationals

CARLISLE, PA. - June 24, 2019 - As the summer months begin to roll, so does the #5 CJB Motorsports machine with driver Shane Stewart. A 4th place finish at Beaver Dam Raceway has team looking forward to one a huge event on the calendar; the 41st Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

As mentioned, the CJB Motorsports team took to Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway on Saturday, June 22nd for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers. Stewart timed in 9th, finished 2nd in his heat race, won the dash and started on the pole for the feature.

"I think our night was good until I hit the infield tire and we lost a few spots," said Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "Our sport is so tough right now that you can't make mistakes like that and win. We rebounded ok with a top-5 finish."

The following nights scheduled action at Dubuque (IA) Speedway was canceled due to rain. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now heads to Minnesota for the 41st Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex. The state-of-the-art facility represents home base for one of CJB's biggest partners, Tod Quiring.

"Looking forward to the Jackson Nationals," Stewart said. "Having Tod's companies names on the side of the #5 gives us a little more incentive to run well!"

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

2019 STATS: Events: 34 Quick Times: 3 Wins: 2 Top-5's: 11 Top-10's: 20 Heat Race Wins: 5 Dash Wins: 2

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Killer Instinct, Crossbows, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Hafertepe Earns Pair of Top Tens During 2019 Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup

Bryan Hulbert - ALGER, Wash. (June 24, 2019) While Sam Hafertepe, Jr. didn't have the weekend the team had set out for, the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h was not without a solid performance as the weekend ended with a pair of top-ten finishes to rebound from a DNF on Thursday night, with Hafertepe ended his weekend with an overall best performance of sixth on Saturday night.
"It was a lot of small hiccups this weekend that led to us not having the result that we definitely wanted," commented Hafertepe of the overall event.

Losing a tire while running 10th on Thursday night, time was not on Sam's side as the green lights came on with the No. 15h stuck in the work area. Resulting in a 21st place finish, the following night ended with much better results with Sam climbing from 15th to seventh in the A-Feature.
Going into Saturday, Sam's ability to carry the car and the team's hard work rewarded them with being locked into Saturday's A-Feature. With things a little easier for their Saturday at Dirt Cup, the team swapped cars. Trying to utilize the car that Sam had crashed in at Black Hills Speedway, it was apparent that there were more issues than originally thought. The change was immediately felt as Sam was by far among the quickest in A-Feature Hot Laps.
"We tried to fix it, and there was just more wrong with it than what we thought so we pulled the backup car down for Saturday and it responded almost immediately. I think that really kind of contributed to our lack of performance the first two nights as well and we were good in the feature. We were just a little too tight with our car for the conditions we had."
Looking to the team's next outing, the Fred Brownfield Classic presented by Little Creek Casino lay ahead on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at Grays Harbor Raceway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
A track where Sam has three wins, the Sunnyvale, Texas shoe is confident on the coming weekend, "Going into Grays Harbor, we'll be right back on track where we were before. We'll start all over and shrug off a bad couple nights, and not get behind the eight-ball. We've got a really fast racecar and going to Grays Harbor; we know we can compete."
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 23; Wins -5 ; Top 5 - 11; Top 10 - 16; Top 20 - 17;
Coming Up:
June 28 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
June 29 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Scores Win at SK Speedway followed by Outlaw Run at Beaver Dam!

6/25/2019

Scotty Thiel headed up to northern Wisconsin on Friday night to drive the Sippel Racin 39s MSA 360 car at SK Speedway in Unity, Wisconsin. That trek paid off as he was able to capitalize a front row starting spot and pick up the 25 lap main event victory! Thiel would go on to follow that run up at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI with the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday night.

27 cars signed into SK Speedway on Friday night. Scotty started eighth in the heat race event where he would go on to charge up to the third position after ten laps of green flag action took place. At the conclusion of the heat race event, Thiel was docked two position for jumping the initial start of the race. He would be officially scored in the fifth position. With the passing point format, Thiel would end up starting on the front row of the 25 lap main event. Thiel jumped out to an early lead and began to charge his way through lap traffic before the first caution came out shortly before the midpoint of the race. A series of cautions were followed but Thiel was able to hold on to the lead after each restart and continue his charge. A green, white, checkered finish would take place after one last caution on lap 24 came out which Thiel would bring the field back to green and never look back. Scotty would capture the win which was his 11th career MSA victory and first win with car owner Randy Sippel. “Man this one feels pretty special! Randy helped me out when I first started racing sprint car back in 2008. He was my mentor and I looked up to him and what he all did for me. We’ve been racing his stuff a couple times the last year or so and we’ve been close on wins but finally put it all together tonight.” Scotty mentioned after the event.

Saturday night would bring Scotty and his STM #64 team to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series. 27 cars were signed into BDR and Thiel would be the 18th car out in the qualifying order. Thiel would try a couple different lines in qualifying that didn’t work out as he had hoped and would end up 20th quick overall on the night. That would place him to start seventh in the ten lap heat race event. At the drop of the green, Scotty would get bunched up on the bottom of turn one and fell back a position but would quickly get up to the top side of the track and start his move forward. An early caution would get the field bunched back up and place Thiel to restart on the outside. He used that to his advantage and rocketed into the sixth position coming out of turn two. He would try to battle for the fifth position but came up short and settled for a sixth place finish which was good enough to lock him into the nights’ 40 lap main event! He would line up in the 17th position for the 40 lap A-main. The field took the green flag and Scotty worked the bottom side of the track for the first few laps. He was struggling early with the car and made the move to the top side of the track but still was unable to make much forward progress. Shortly after the half way marker was displayed Thiel would pull into the infield and retired from the main event. He would officially be scored in the 20th position. “We tried some stuff tonight in the main that didn’t work out to tell. After starting towards the back I told the guys let’s just use this as a test session and see what will happen. Unfortunately it didn’t work out all that well and I knew we weren’t moving forward so I called it a night. Any time we get to race with the Outlaws it’s a new experience and I can’t wait for the next one.” Thiel noted after the conclusion of the night.

Up next for the STM team is a double header weekend starting Saturday at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois and then following that up on Sunday at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI.

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Ian Madsen 5th at Beaver Dam

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing the year of the rainout, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing were able to sneak one race in over the weekend and it went well for the team as Madsen scored a fifth place finish on Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.

“If I can draw a little better for the Dash redraw it is probably that much better of a night,” Ian Madsen said. “The guys gave me a great car, and it was a good night for our race team.”

Timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry in third fastest in qualifying time trials, the Australian native would power his way to a heat race win and take a spot in the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash.

The blemish on Madsen’s night was drawing the six pill, but he would rebound well as he got by a couple of guys to pick up a fourth place finish, putting him in the second row of the feature event.

On a slick surface, Madsen would search around speedway as he battled the likes of Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, and David Gravel. Continuing to run well in fifth traffic would get dicey at times, but Madsen would do a great job of hitting his marks and keeping the KCP Racing entry inside the Top-5.

With rubber going down late in the 40-lapper, Madsen would make sure to find it as he rode it out and captured his sixth Top-Five of the season as the schedule ramps up in the Summer months.

“As long as Mother Nature allows, we really start getting busy now so it’s a good time to start ripping off good finishes,” Madsen added. “Thanks to my guys for all of their hard work.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 6, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team are slated for the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex Thursday – Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Tony Gualda Looking to Return to Form During Doubleheader Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA- Having engine issues during the feature event on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports will look at returning to form during a big Sprint Car Challenge Tour doubleheader weekend in Placerville, CA and Petaluma, CA.

“We had good speed, but unfortunately our night ended with a hurt engine,” Gualda said. “Big thanks to Cody, MF, and Mandi for all of their hard work. We are all looking forward to a doubleheader this weekend.”

Timing the C&M Motorsports entry in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials, Gualda would jump out to the early lead in his heat race. Grabbing the win, the Hollister, CA pilot qualified for the redraw where the 1 pill put him on the pole for the 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Gualda would slip back to third as he would hook up in an intense battle with Kalib Henry and Andy Forsberg for second. The first 14 laps of the feature event would rip off with no stoppages, and fans were treated to a three-car battle for the runner up spot.

When the caution did finally fly, Gualda had cut down a right rear tire and made his way up the ramp to the work area as he gave up prime track position. Able to make repairs, Gualda would return for a few laps before something in the engine let go and ended his night.

“I was hoping we had seen the last of our bad luck, but unfortunately it got us on Saturday,” Gualda said. “I hate it for everyone, but we will do our homework this week and get ready for Saturday and Sunday.

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

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports will return to racing action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, and Sunday in Petaluma, CA.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11.

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

 

 

Steven Tiner Third at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Stepping back from racing in 2019 to focus on Tiner Hirst Development, Steven Tiner is still sneaking a race in where he can, and that was the situation on Saturday night as he picked up a third place finish in the Viking Engineering backed No. 14 machine at Placerville Speedway.

“Really have to thank John Svensson and his team for the opportunity,” Steven Tiner said. “We are both busy, and just want to get to the track and have some fun and in our two races together it has been just that.”

The Elverta, CA driver kicked his night off well as he timed in 2nd fastest among the 29 cars that packed into the pit area on Kids Night.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, things got a little wild for Tiner as a car moved up on him as the field took the green and headed into turn one, and he took action and slid off the racing surface to avoid contact.

From the back of the pack, he would make a couple of crucial moves that got him back up to a fourth place finish, which was important as it locked him into the redraw.

Pulling the six pill, Tiner would have his work cut out for himself as he took the green flag from the third row.

A freshly groomed track took a few laps to slick back off and once that occurred Tiner was able to make a couple of moves as he got into third and began pressuring Andy Forsberg for the second position.

A restart with five to go saw Tiner make a couple of bids for the second position, but each pass attempt was negated. Running out of time, Tiner would settle for third giving him his second Top-5 of the season in the Svensson owned entry in their second start together.

“Last minute idea to come race, and it panned out,” Tiner said. “It is always a good time to race up at Placerville Speedway, and with John having some open dates it works out well for me and THE. Thanks to him and his guys, and can’t wait to do it again.”

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Tiner now shifts gears this weekend with Kyle Hirst and the Tiner Hirst Enterprise team reuniting with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on June 29th at Placerville Speedway, and June 30th at Petaluma Speedway.

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

 

 

Andy Forsberg Hangs On to Second at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Despite enduring damage to the right rear corner of his car after contact with a stalled car, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing were able to hang on to a second place finish at Placerville Speedway.

“What a night,” Andy Forsberg said. “Time trials saw me try and qualify using the turn three hill, it didn’t work. Caused some damage that the guys fixed before the heat, and we ended up making the redraw. Then in the feature contact with a spinning car ripped our right rear shock off, and knocked the watts link off, and somehow we still ran second.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 entry in fifth fastest despite an excursion on his second lap, Forsberg would pick up a second place finish in his heat race.

Having some luck on his side, Forsberg would sneak into the redraw where the four pill put him in the second row of the feature event, where he would look for his fifth win of the year with F&F Racing.

When the green flag flew, Forsberg would put his right rear on the cushion and jump into the second position as he chased after Shane Hopkins.

With the race getting into an early groove, the first 14 laps would rip off caution free. In those first 14 laps, Forsberg would find himself in a tight battle for second as he raced with Tony Gualda and Kalib Henry as they chased after Hopkins.

With a car slowing on the 14th lap, Forsberg would make heavy contact with him as he had nowhere to go, and it would cause suspension damage to his machine.

Despite the issues, Forsberg would do all he could over the final nine laps, and it paid off as he held on to a second place finish.

“Big thanks to the F&F guys,” Forsberg said. “It was just a wild night for us, but pretty cool to get a second place finish with all of the issues. Two big nights for us on tap this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg will be at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and the Petaluma Speedway on Sunday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-4, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-10.

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

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Dominic Scelzi Scores Second KWS Feature Event Win of the Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action with Roth Motorsports over the weekend for a pair of King of the West events, Dominic Scelzi would score his second win of the year with the series on Friday night in Watsonville, CA before finishing third during a wild feature on Saturday in Stockton, CA.

“It was a really good weekend for the team, and the car felt great both nights,” Dominic Scelzi said. “We were able to win on Friday, and Saturday I felt like we had a shot until nose wing damage about ½ way through kind of slowed us down.”

Kicking the weekend off at Ocean Speedway for the Pombo-Sargent Classic, Scelzi got off to a great start as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. No. 83jr in fastest in time trials.

Advancing from fourth to second in his heat race, Scelzi would transfer into the Dash where his fifth place finish placed him in the third row for the 30-lap feature.

Running inside the Top-Five in the race’s opening stages, Scelzi would inherit a couple of positions as he took over the second spot. Hounding Willie Croft, Scelzi would sneak under him in three and four on the 23rd lap, as he took over the race lead.

Surviving a couple of big moves from Ryan Bernal during the final laps, Scelzi would hang on to grab the win.

Traveling to Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night, Scelzi would go out late for time trials, and it would result in him timing in eighth fastest in time trials.

Able to pick up a heat race win, the Fresno, CA driver would finish third in the Dash and took the green flag from the second row of the 25-lap feature event.

Running third in the early stages of the race, Scelzi would get into second as he chased after leader Sean Watts.

With his nose wing going down as he worked around the rough and tumble surface, Scelzi would slip back to third as DJ Netto was able to find a way around him.

Fighting with Bud Kaeding for the final podium position in the race’s closing laps, Scelzi was able to fend him off and cap a strong weekend with a third place finish.

“Big thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for their continued support, as well as all of the people involved with this team for all they do for me,” Scelzi said. “It feels great to get another win for everyone, and hopefully we can do it again this weekend.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 14, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 12, Top 10’s: 13.

ON TAP: Dominic Scelzi and Roth Motorsports will be back in action on Friday night in Chico, CA and on Saturday in Placerville, CA.

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

You can keep up with Dominic Scelzi by following him on Twitter @DominicScelzi41.

 

 

Sean Watts Scores First Career King of the West Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Working so hard over the years, Sean Watts was finally able to joy the fruits of his labor as he broke through and scored his first King of the West Series win on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

“It is still surreal,” Sean Watts said. “Pretty cool to finally get one of these wins, and I can’t thank this entire team for what they do for me.”

When the night got underway, Watts kicked things off by timing the Grizzly Coolers/Maxima Racing Oil/Billet America backed No. 98 machine in seventh fastest in time trials.

Able to pick up a heat race win, Watts would take some good fortune and advance to the Dash where the win put him on the pole for the 25-lap feature event.

Leading the field to green, Watts would look very strong out front as he worked around the rough Stockton Dirt Track surface. Able to get through the rough stuff better than others, Watts would continue to keep the field at bay as he led the way.

A late restart saw DJ Netto close in on Watts and look to battle for the lead, but Watts showed that he was the class of the field on this night as he nailed turns one and two and gapped Netto.

With Ed Entz waiving the checkered flag, Watts would be the first one to it as he capped the night with his first career win with the series.

“We have had some ups and downs as a team, and this is definitely an up,” Watts said. “Really cool to get a win as we get into a busy stretch, so hopefully we can continue to run well. Thanks again to everyone that supports.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Maxima Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet America, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

ON TAP: Watts will be in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Shane Hopkins Breaks Through and Scores First Career Victory

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night everything lined up for Shane Hopkins and Hopkins Racing as the Placerville, CA driver finally got to stand in victory lane for the first time as a driver at a track he grew up at.

“Woooooooooh,” exclaimed an exuberant Shane Hopkins in victory lane. “I am speechless. I really don’t know what to say except we just won at Placerville! It has been a hard process getting our family team dialed in, but this means a lot and I can’t thank everyone one of these partners enough.”

Lining up on the front row of the feature event alongside another driver hungry for his first win at the track, Tony Gualda, Hopkins nailed the start as he surged to the lead early riding the Placerville Speedway cushion.

Working the highside, the first half of the race would click off in seemingly no time at all as Hopkins paced the field over the track’s all time winningest driver, Andy Forsberg.

Getting into traffic, Hopkins did blink as he kept the veteran shoe behind him until the caution flew on the 14th lap.

Though he would now have clear track in front of him, Hopkins would have Forsberg alongside him as the race came back to life.

Nailing his restart, Hopkins would jump out front and quickly gap the field as the battle for second picked up behind him.

As the laps clicked down the packed house continued to root on the local product until the final caution on lap 20 delayed what was coming.

One final restart with Andy Forsberg on his tail proved to be no bother to Hopkins as he ripped around the cushion for the final five laps and scored his first ever win.

“I am just thankful to be able to drive a sprint car, and to finally win is just surreal,” Hopkins added. “To see everyone run up to the car after words and get all the congratulatory messages is cool. Looking forward to using this momentum for a couple of big races this weekend.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-9, Wins-1, Top-5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP- Hopkins will be back in action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

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

 

 

Howard Moore Snares ASCS Mid-South Region Win at Hammer Hill Busy USCS Sprint Slate Awaits

Memphis, Tennessee (06/24/19) – Howard Moore piloted the Rains Motorsports No. 3 High Performance Lubricants Sprint Car to the Stealth Recovery American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Mid-South Region win on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway.

Moore made a late-race charge to claim his second victory of the 2019 campaign. The win marked his first with Rains Motorsports.

"I feel like I threw the first half of the race away by making some mistakes as well as battling issues, like having a huge dirt clod under my gas pedal that I finally stomped away," Moore commented. "I knew if I was going to win that I was going to have to get focused quickly because I was running out of laps. I don't even know what lap I took the lead."

"Thanks again to A.G. [Rains] for allowing me to drive his awesome car. I can't begin to express my gratitude to the entire Rains Motorsports team for providing me with this great opportunity. Also, thanks to Mike Ward, Chad Jones, Ricky Holder, Kayle Stewart, Chris Chappue and dad for helping me throughout the night."

With 23 drivers in attendance, Howard stormed from the fifth-starting spot in his heat race to a runner-up finish. His performance made him the high point's driver, which sent him to the redraw.

The redraw presented Moore with the fourth-starting spot for the feature.

After seeing the initial start waved off, the race finally went green on the second attempt. During the first half of the race, Howard battled both fierce competition as well as a dirt clod under his gas pedal. However, as the race progressed, he began passing cars before ultimately taking the lead late in the race. Howard went on to record the victory, which came over Wayne Johnson, Miles Paulus, Tim Crawley and Kyle Bellm.

Full results from the event are available at www.I-30Speedway.com .

Howard now prepares for a busy stretch of racing with the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour. Beginning this Saturday at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama), he will enter five races in eight days. On Saturday, June 29 he’ll be back behind the wheel of his family-owned No. 40 Sprinter, while next week’s holiday weekend events will find him piloting the Rain Motorsports No. 3.

The upcoming schedule includes the following dates: June 29: USCS – North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, AL) July 3: USCS – Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, AR) July 4: USCS – Lexington 104 Speedway (Lexington, TN) July 5: USCS – Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, MS) July 6: USCS – Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, MS)

For more information on the events, please visit www.USCSracing.com .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors including Stinson’s Industrial, Mr. Mike Ward, Mr. Chris Chappue, Mr. Ricky Holder, Senter Farms, Mr. Gary Wright, Engler Machine and Tool, Pro Lite Performance, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Spankys Hot Rods,, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mr. David Berryman, Mr. Roy Young, Lightning Wings, Momentum Racing Suspensions, McCarver Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Mr. Mike Bellows, my friends, KDN Promotions, Ethan Barrow, Swindell Bleeders, Mr. Charlie Davidson and Mr. Daryl Scoggins of DGS Motorsports, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

 

 

Jake Morgan Does it Again With Hunt Series

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- It was nearly déjà vu on Saturday night. Back at our season opener, Jake Morgan and Shawn Jones sliced and diced for the win and during our second event of the season on Saturday night, Morgan and Jones were back up front doing it again as Jake Morgan again picked up the win.

With 21 cars on hand Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Morgan and Jones made it apparent that they would be tough as they were the two fastest qualifiers of the night.

On a surface that was treacherous in spots, Morgan looked very good our front as he worked the bottom with Jones hot on his trail.

Morgan and Jones would again battle hard through traffic and things would get interesting at times. Matt Stewart would move into the third position and catch the lead duo, but on the 16th lap mechanical issues ended his night.

When it was all said and done, it was Morgan holding Jones off for the second consecutive race as Cody Fendley, Alan Miranda, and Scott Chapeta rounded out the Top-5.

As mentioned above Jake Morgan would earn fast time honors. In preliminary action, Morgan, Jones, and Stewart all picked up heat race wins.

2019 Schedule

July 6- Stockton Dirt Track (SCCT)

July 20- Merced Speedway

Aug. 10- Placerville Speedway

Aug. 17- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

Aug. 23- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Aug. 24- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

FALL DATE TBD- Marysville Raceway

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open 360’s)

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will return to action on June 22nd at Calistoga Speedway.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track).

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Sammy Swindell Seeking New Opportunity Following Strong Charge at Beaver Dam

Inside Line Promotions - BEAVER DAM, Wis. (June 24, 2019) - Sammy Swindell is searching for the next opportunity after Thone Motorsports has parked its operation.

"On Sunday I got a text from Brandon (Thone)," he said. "Their business has been growing and some circumstances led to us not being able to race anymore. Sometimes there are things you can't control. I want to thank him and Ashley for the time we did have.

"I still love to drive and would like to compete. I'd love the chance to keep doing that if there is something out there for me."

Swindell had a strong finish to his final night with Thone Motorsports last Saturday during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway. He qualified 17th quickest and finished seventh in a heat race after an incident forced him to restart at the back of the field. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

"I tried something a bit different because I felt like I was going to make it through the B Main fairly easily," he said. "I didn't like that at all so we went back in a direction that worked for us."

Swindell capped the night by hustling from 20th to a 10 th-place finish. It earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"It wasn't a track that had a lot of room for passing," he said. "I found a little place where there was some rubber off turn two. I got next to (Donny) Schatz, but didn't quite clear him. Then he knew where it was. We had a tire with a hole in it so it was going down. I got tight on the cushion and lost a spot toward the end. But I had the third fastest lap of the race so I felt pretty good about that. Track position would have made a big difference. If we started up there we would have finished up there.

"Everybody was pretty happy with the way it turned out. I wasn't expecting to get that much, but you never know. There were some circumstances where I got by somebody and a caution came out so I didn't have to go back. It seemed like every time there was a yellow we were gaining ground. It was a good finish."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 22 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 10 (20).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Hustles to Sixth-Place Result at Beaver Dam

Inside Line Promotions - BEAVER DAM, Wis. (June 24, 2019) - Kerry Madsen guided the KI Crossbows backed Big Game Motorsports team to a sixth-place run last Saturday during the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers.

It was a strong finish to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series show, which began with Madsen qualifying 12th quickest and finishing fifth in a heat race.

"I didn't really have a bad heat race; we were in the outside line and it went nowhere," he said. "We were pretty good in the main event and ended up sixth by the end of it."

Madsen rallied from 15th to the sixth-place result in the main event.

"It seemed like the top was the predominant line, but you could hit the bottom in turns one and two," he said. "It was more about patience and when the opportunity is there to jump on it.

"I'm really happy. It was a good way to end the night. It's always a nice feeling when you leave the track moving forward the way we did."

Sunday's Outlaws event at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, rained out.

Next up for Madsen is the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, which is this Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. The World of Outlaws event pays $41,000 to win, making it one of the richest paydays of the season for sprint car drivers.

"A lot of people are pretty excited about going," he said. "I think it will be a great event that will get big. Five years ago it was a 360 race and now it's turned into one of the premier events in the country. The fans are getting behind it with arranging holidays and camping. It's incredible."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 22 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 6 (15).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Kraig Kinser Nearly Nets Top-10 Result at Beaver Dam

Inside Line Promotions - BEAVER DAM, Wis. (June 24, 2019) - Kraig Kinser battled for a top-10 finish last Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway, which hosted the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers.

Kinser kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event by qualifying sixth quickest before he finished third in a heat race after lining up on the outside of the front row.

"We qualified good and put ourselves in a good position, but we couldn't capitalize in the heat race," he said. "The outside lane was hard to get going. I had to fight to stay in third getting into turns one and two. It's just the way luck goes sometimes. We were in the wrong lane in the start of the heat. We still felt like we were pretty good and had a decent starting spot in the main event."

Kinser started ninth in the main event.

"There were some things we could have done setup-wise to get us in better shape for the feature," he said. "We were battling on the edge of the top 10 the whole time."

Kinser ended with a 12th-place finish.

Sunday's event at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, rained out.

The 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., is up next. The $41,000-to-win event runs this Thursday through Saturday.

"It's been around for a long time, but it's turned into a marquee event lately," Kinser said. "It's a beautiful facility and the track keeps improving. It's nice to see a dirt track make improvements like that. To have a big race like that, hopefully it keeps going and being a premier event."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 22 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 12 (9).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

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"We've worked with Fel-Pro since before I started racing," Kinser said. "We've run their products for a long time and we will continue to run them until I quit racing. They're a reliable company that makes a great product."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Profile by Sanford, Sander Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, KSE Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Southern Pacific Farms, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, VanHorn Racing Graphics, Wings Unlimited, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, Crow Enterprises, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Dyer's Top Rods, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Price Makes History With First-Ever ASCS National Victory at Dirt Cup

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 24, 2019) - Robbie Price continued to build on momentum as he backed up his previous weekend's season-best performance with a top-10 run, a podium outing and a huge win during three nights of racing in the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway last weekend.

Night 1 at the famed 3/10th-mile oval began on Thursday with Price drawing the No. 70 pill. However, he rallied from ninth to a third-place finish in the heat race. Price then started sixth in a qualifier and he gained a position to rank fourth in overall points, lining him up on the outside of the second row for the A Main. The team came home with a season-best sixth-place finish.

"We didn't draw a very good pill number and it started us pretty deep in both the heat race and the qualifier so we had to do some passing," he said. "We ran fifth most of the feature and I made a driver error in traffic that cost a position. It was a little frustrating, but overall a solid showing."

Friday produced similar results as Price ran second in his heat race from seventh, fourth in his qualifier from sixth and he improved his Night 1 performance by three positions with a new season-best result of third. This also placed the team fourth in event points, locking them into finale.

"The track was a little better suited for us on Night 2," he said. "The draw hurt us again, but we passed a lot of cars and the car just felt really good. I knew we didn't have the car to win, but to finish on the podium and lock ourselves in for Night 3 was a win in itself."

The finale ended with a dream come true finish as Price bested Blake Hahn by .364 seconds for his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory. He became the 147th different winner in the series history. With the victory he also became the first Canadian born driver to win the Skagit Speedway crown jewel and the youngest winner ever of the event at 21-years-old.

Price started fourth in the feature and quickly raced past Jason Solwold for third before taking second on Lap 13. Price briefly took the lead from Matt Covington on Lap 22 and held the top spot for four laps before turning it back over to Covington on Lap 27. Three laps later, Covington had mechanical woes, handing the lead over to Price.

"Going down the front stretch there is a lap counter at Skagit so I was watching that patiently and counting down the laps to when we needed to make our move," Price said. "Hahn got crossed up in traffic and we were able to capitalize. Then I took the lead briefly before Covington was able to get back by me."

The finish was nail biting as Price overcame a late-race caution and restart followed by a vigorous attempt on the last lap by Hahn to take home the $15,000 paycheck.

"Once Covington lost an engine I felt it was our race to lose and I just had to hit my marks," Price said. "I didn't want to see that last restart, but I was confident in my abilities. To win my first race in one of the biggest 360 races of the year, it's a feeling I can't explain and I'm ecstatic."

Price will be looking to follow up on the career breakthrough as the ASCS National Tour heads to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., this Friday and Saturday for the Fred Brownfield Classic.

"I raced locally there for about three years so I'm pretty familiar with the track," he said. "Hopefully we can build on this momentum and come home with a couple solid top fives."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 20 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 3 (9); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 6 (4).

June 21 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 2 (7); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (3).

June 22 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., for the Fred Brownfield Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

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"Skagit is right in Shark Racing Engines backyard so to get that win for them was really special," Price said. "We couldn't do this without them and they really provide us great engines."

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Skagit Speedway, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Enjoys Successful Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 24, 2019) - Alex Hill produced a positive weekend during her second career outing at the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup hosted by Skagit Speedway.

"I was really happy with our weekend," she said. "We had a fast car every night. There were a lot of cars with good drivers and we made the A Main on two of the nights, including the main event on Saturday. Last year we didn't make any of the A Mains so it was a big improvement for us."

Hill began the three-day Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event on Thursday with a solid heat race run followed by a win in her qualifier.

"We finished third in our heat and that put us on the pole for our qualifier," she said. "We were able to get the lead at the start and held it the rest of the race without anyone challenging us. Our car was fast and it felt good to get a win."

Hill lined up seventh for the A Main.

"We watched the B Main and the fastest line in that race seemed to be around the top," she said. "So I ran the first few laps of the A Main around the top, but I got passed by some cars before I moved to the bottom. The track took rubber early - about five laps in - and it was pretty much follow the leader after that and I finished 13th."

A poor draw helped to stifle Hill's performance on Friday night.

"I started seventh in a heat race that had a lot of good cars," she said. "I was able to pass one car, but we ended up having to run a B Main. I started eighth and was able to get to fifth on one of the starts, but they called it back. I eventually passed one car and finished seventh. The track wasn't very racy that night and it was tough to pass all night long."

Hill's two-night point total fell just short of locking her into Saturday night's A Main and placed her on the pole during one of Saturday night's B Mains.

"Justin Sanders got me at the start for the lead, but we ran strong after that," she said. "We were fast and nobody challenged us for second the rest of the race."

Hill started 20th in the event's main race.

"We started too far back to be able to do much," she said. "I eventually pulled in with about 10 laps to go to save our car. Plus, I didn't want to ruin someone's night racing for $15,000."

Hill will stay on the West Coast this week to compete in the Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 20 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 13 (7).

June 21 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 6 (7); Qualifier: 8 (8); B Main: 7 (8).

June 22 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - B Main: 2 (1); Feature: DNF (20).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., for the Fred Brownfield Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing is the title-winning World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

"We're very proud to be associated with Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing and for what they provide for our team," Hill said.

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

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Posts Top-Five Finish in First Visit to Ogilvie Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - OGILVIE, Minn. (June 24, 2019) - Saturday was a successful night for Kaleb Johnson, who scored a top-five result during his first trip to Ogilvie Raceway with the Midwest Power Series.

"I thought our night went really well, especially with the quality of cars there and since it was our first time racing there," he said. "We got there kind of late, about 45 minutes before hot laps started so we didn't get much of a chance to look at the track. We definitely learned quite a few things, especially on my part."

Johnson began the night starting fifth in his heat race.

"I saw our heat race and knew it wouldn't be easy," he said. "There were a lot of good cars in it. I didn't get the greatest start, but I was able to run the bottom pretty well. I passed one car after about three laps. Then I raced side by side with Chris Graff for about the final three laps and was able to squeak by him at the checkered for third, which was enough to get me into the dash."

Johnson started and finished third in the dash.

"It's pretty tough to do a whole lot in a four-lap race, especially when the two drivers ahead of you are Thomas Kennedy and Lee Grosz," he said. "I was satisfied with finishing third."

Johnson began the feature in third and took the checkered fourth.

"I thought it went really well," he said. "Before the race I thought that the bottom would be the place to run. But after a few laps I found out that wasn't the case. I moved to the top and was in third until there was a caution around the halfway point. After the caution, I got a little impatient and tried to slide Grosz for second. That ended up costing me the third spot and I just kind of rode around in fourth the remainder of the race."

Saturday was the only night of racing for Johnson as a planned night of competing in two classes at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday fell to rain.

This week brings a busy racing schedule in his 305 sprint car with four races planned in five nights, beginning with the AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex Thursday through Saturday and concluding at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Monday.

"We're really excited to be racing in the support class for the Jackson Nationals," he said. "It's become one of the marquee sprint car events in the nation and it's always fun to race in front of a huge crowd. It has a great atmosphere and I think we'll have fun no matter how we do."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 22 - Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn. - Heat race 3 (5); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 41 st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals and Monday at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dave's Lawn Care and Landscaping

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"We're happy to have Dave's Lawn Care and Landscaping back with us for a third year," Johnson said. "I'm sure they do nice work because they are always busy. We really appreciate their support."

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

 

 

Sandvig Racing has Big Weekend Ahead at Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 24, 2019) - Justin Henderson was hoping to have a successful Saturday at Knoxville Raceway as he seeks continued growth in the Mike Sandvig owned sprint car.

With 22 410ci winged sprint cars in attendance, Henderson qualified 11 th quickest and he gained a position to finish second in a heat race. The team was scheduled to roll off ninth in the A Main. Unfortunately, rain hit the track just before the beginning of the 360 sprint car feature and both the 360 and 410 main events were rained out.

After dropping a new Rider Racing Engine in the car, Henderson was able to find a bit of solace in getting to take a few laps despite the cancellation.

"We just got a fresh Rider Engine in the car so we really only needed a couple laps to get the bugs out and make sure everything was working right," he said. "We didn't get much time on track, but I feel good about where we are going as a program."

Next up, the team is set to make its first trip of the season to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for three nights of racing during the 41 st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this Thursday through Saturday.

"A lot of our sponsors are from the Jackson area so it'll be nice to get out there and see where we stack up against some really great teams," Henderson said. "As a team, we have never been here before. However, I'm really familiar with Jackson and I think it'll be a weekend of minor adjustments and not taking big swings at things."

Henderson is excited about the opportunity to race at the recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval in what has become one of the premier 410 sprint car events in the country. It also doesn't hurt to have an opportunity to take home the $41,000 prize Saturday night.

"We're still learning as a team and building, but I think a reasonable goal would be a top-10 car on the first two nights and get ourselves locked into Night 3," he said. "Mike Sandvig gives us great equipment and to have a chance at that $41,000 payday is all you can ask for. It's up to us to put ourselves in that position and I'm looking forward to it."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

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"Deberg Concrete has been a long-time sponsor of mine and I believe they are the best in concrete finish from driveways to light foam basements," Sandvig said. "They do it all. Contact Kevin at (712) 330-3676."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, DeBerg Flooring, Enzlinger Electric, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, Triple X Race Co., Vortex Wings, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

AGCO Jackson Nationals Arrives at Jackson Motorplex This Week

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 24, 2019) - The 41 st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals is much more than just the next World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., is offering one of the largest payouts in the sport with more than $300,000 on the line. Both preliminary nights this Thursday and Friday pay $10,000 to win and the finale on Saturday is $41,000 to win and $3,000 to start.

With money like that on the line it will bring the sport's biggest stars to the 4/10-mile oval, which also showcases Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids all three nights.

Some of the sport's biggest names have captured the top prize since the AGCO Jackson Nationals shifted to a 410ci winged sprint car event five years ago. Donny Schatz is the most recent winner with Brad Sweet claiming the victory in 2017. Kerry Madsen won in 2016 and Sammy Swindell was victorious in 2015.

The money is stellar and the driver talent will be top notch, but the fans have more to look forward to than just what happens on the dirt oval.

The event begins on Wednesday with a hauler parade at 6:30 p.m. It will be followed by the Fan Fest. Race cars will be on display along with a $5 Burger Bar and live music from Hicktown Mafia starting at 8 p.m.

The Lion's Pancake Breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday and Saturday. The Jackson Racing Hall of Fame exhibit inside the red building runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A bean bag tournament at the beer garden begins at 11 a.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

AGCO will host an open house on Friday at the Intivity Center. MRN's Winged Nation will be on hand showcasing driver interviews and fans can tour the AGCO factory. Winged Nation will also host a pre-race show beginning at 5 p.m. each race night on the Miller Lite Stage.

The Jeremy DeWall Band is live in the beer garden following the races on Friday.

The Huskies Strength and Conditioning 5k starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday. There is also a Meet-and-Greet of several track Hall of Fame members on Saturday at 2 p.m. behind the main grandstand.

Stayed tuned to the Jackson Motorplex social media accounts for activity updates throughout the event.

AGCO Jackson Nationals tickets are available at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com or by calling 507-822-7314.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Taylor and Dunlap Tackling TBJ Promotions' Midget Round Up July 5-6

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (June 24, 2019) - Veteran racer Gary Taylor will be invading the 4th annual Midget Round Up next month.

Taylor and car owner Brian Dunlap are scheduled to tackle the marquee TBJ Promotions' midget event on July 5-6 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. Both the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series are sanctioning the event.

"We went two years ago with Casey Shuman and last year with Tyler Thomas," Dunlap said. "We ran second during the Saturday night race the first year and last year on the first night we were leading it and ended up getting upside down after getting together with another car. We've had good speed.

"Garden City is a fun town to go race in. The crowd is good and it's a neat track. It draws some good, competitive cars. Both the POWRi West and Rocky Mountain guys are a lot of fun to race with. Schedule-wise it worked out well as Gary had the ability to take some time off so it made too much sense not to go."

It will be an 11-hour haul each way for Dunlap's team and it will mark the second event that Taylor will drive for Dunlap and his father. Taylor made his debut with the team in January during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

"It's been great," Dunlap said. "We align on a lot of fronts and he's awesome to work with. We're not in a position to run 50 shows a year and neither is he. Things work out really well for us to run together.

"Another big draw to Garden City is that when you're working on a program around the Chili Bowl, Garden City isn't that different. What we learn there we can apply and vice versa."

In addition to the midgets, Winged 'A' Class micro sprints with the NOW600 Tel-Star Technologies Kansas Region will also compete both nights during the event.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $20 for adults on July 5 and $15 on July 6. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

Additionally, TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 10th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2019 is the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which is July 5-6 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Providing Live Video of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Fred Brownfield Classic This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 24, 2019) - The famed Fred Brownfield Classic is the next event on tap for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., will pay homage to the late Fred Brownfield this Friday and Saturday. The marquee event features the top national competitors along with the stout competition from the Northwest.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers will be able to watch all of the action each night from the waving of the green flag in hot laps to the Victory Lane interviews.

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

RacinBoys will also be busy producing PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group this weekend.

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

Events around the country this weekend include: the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in Minnesota; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions in Illinois; the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets in Illinois; the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series in California; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Tennessee and Kentucky; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in Indiana; and ASCS regional competition in Nebraska, Texas and Arizona to name a few.

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

King of the West-NARC 410 and Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 combo show invades Placerville Speedway this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 24, 2019…When it comes to single-night events that Northern California fans have marked on their calendars they don’t come much bigger than this Saturday June 29th, when the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards converge at the Placerville Speedway.

“We are excited about this Saturday’s Marcel Cassulo Classic at Placerville Speedway,” commented track promoter Scott Russell. “If you’re a Winged Sprint Car enthusiast in California this is the place to be at and if you’ve never been to Placerville, we encourage everyone to come check it out. It has been a long time but Winged 410’s and 360’s used to run here weekly so it’s almost like a blast from the past. Last year’s King of the West and Sprint Car Challenge Tour event was a barn-burner and we expect it to be the same on Saturday.”

Jeff Pippin continues to sell lap money for the feature events at $100 a lap. The top-three drivers each lap will take home a share of the money. The King of the West-NARC main event will be 30-laps, with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour A-main going 35-laps. If you are interested in purchasing a lap please contact 408-665-2768 or bgjeffro@yahoo.com

Hanford’s DJ Netto brings the King of the West-NARC point lead into “Old Hangtown” on Saturday and will be searching for his initial win on the red clay. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Hollister’s Ryan Bernal are currently tied for second, with Roseville’s Willie Croft and Campbell’s Bud Kaeding completing the top-five going into the seventh race of the season for KWS-NARC. It will be the first of two appearances on the year at Placerville Speedway, with the next coming on Wednesday August 21st.

On the Sprint Car Challenge Tour side of things two-time and defending champion Kyle Hirst has moved atop the standings heading into Placerville Speedway. The Paradise, California racer is always a favorite on the tight bullring. San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Roseville’s Willie Croft round out the top-five. The event on Saturday is part of a double header weekend for SCCT, which finds the series in action the following night at Petaluma Speedway.

A full program for each series will be held this Saturday including ARP qualifying for the King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars and Quick Time Mortgage/ ADCO Driveline qualifying for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, along with heat races, dashes, B-mains and a pair of A-mains to conclude the night.

Online tickets for the Marcel Cassulo Classic at Placerville Speedway this Saturday June 29th are available by visiting https://www.universe.com/events/2019-summertime-sprint-salute-at-placerville-speedway-tickets-placerville-JG301Z

Adult tickets (ages 18-61) cost $40; seniors 62 and over, juniors 12-17 and military cost $35 and kids 6-11 will be $10. Children five and under are free. Seating is general admission except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders.

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

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Capitol ACE Hardware, Carbon Copy, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Crystal Basin Construction, Doug Veerkamp General Engineering Inc., El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Hangtown Hardwood Floors, High Sierra Industries, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, The Critter Getter, Mountain Democrat, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, Sierra Child and Family Services, Sierra Landscape Materials, Sierra Arbor Worx, SuperClean Xpress Car Wash and Taylor Hirst, Navigate Realty.

Join over 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

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Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday June 29: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards | Summertime Sprint Salute/ Marcel Cassulo Classic

Thursday July 4: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks | 4th of July Freedom Fireworks

Saturday July 13: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | 16th annual Tribute to Al Hinds

 

 

Stewart experiences tough luck during Ohio Sprint Speedweek

Dates: Friday, June 14th - Saturday, June 22nd Event: 37th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Series: All Star Circuit of Champions Tracks Visited: Attica Raceway Park, Muskingum County Speedway, Wayne County Speedway Tony Stewart Finishes (Start): Attica Raceway Park (June 14th): A-Main - 26th (3rd) Muskingum County Speedway (June 16th): A-Main - 24th (5th) Wayne County Speedway (June 22nd): B-Main - 15th (4th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 24, 2019) - The 2019 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing was a frustrating experience for three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart, forced to not only deal with poor weather, which was responsible for the loss of four nights of competition, but also forced to deal with poor luck, ultimately ending his three-race stretch with a trio of ‘DNF’ finishes.

Stewart, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, visited Attica Raceway Park, Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway, respectively, during his Ohio Sprint Speedweek venture.

“It was a frustrating week for our team, especially considering how much speed we’ve shown this year,” Tony Stewart expressed. “It’s one of those deals. Sometimes, things don’t go your way and your forced to deal with it. All we can do now is look ahead and prepare for a long weekend in Central Pennsylvania. Hopefully we find some nice weather, as well as some momentum, to help us get moving in the right direction.”

A spin while battling within the top-five at Attica on June 14 eventually resulted in an early retirement for Stewart. Unfortunately, bad luck continued during his visit to Muskingum County Speedway on Sunday, June 16, once again forced to retire early while battling for a top-five finish. Mechanical issues were the culprit a Muskingum; Smoke was scored 24th.

Stewart’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign came to a close on Saturday, June 22, at Wayne County Speedway just outside of Orrville. Although the overall outcome was the same, the scenario was different, this time getting caught up in a mess while racing for a transfer spot during the evening’s B-main; Stewart was scored 15th.

With the intent to defeat the infamous Pennsylvania Posse, Tony Stewart will venture to the Keystone State during the coming week, set to take part in most of the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule which commences Friday night, June 28, at Williams Grove Speedway. Although Stewart plans to enter most, if not all of the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek dates, the team will still evaluate plans day by day.

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

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

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

2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru June 24, 2019) Total Races: 34 Total Wins: 7 Total Top-5s: 20 Total Top-10s: 24

 

 

Schatz finishes seventh during Beaver Dam Raceway visit

Date: Saturday, June 22nd Event: Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, Wis.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 7th (5th) 2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd - 4008 points (54 points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 24, 2019) - With Mother Nature erasing all hope for competition on Sunday night at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, it was a one stop weekend for ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, joining the Greatest Show On Dirt at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Saturday, June 22.

Despite an abrasive racing surface ultimately limiting activity during the later stages of the World of Outlaws main event, Schatz held strong and finished seventh, bumping his 2019 top-ten total to 25. Impressive enough, Schatz’ 25 top-ten appearances occurred during 29 World of Outlaws starts.

Although settling for seventh at the final checkers, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, was battling as high as fourth in the running order before fading just outside of the top five.

“Not exactly the weekend we were looking for. I think the speed is there, we just need to capitalize,” Donny Schatz expressed following his Beaver Dam results. “We have a big weekend coming up. We know our way around Jackson Motorplex. We proved that last year. I think if we can put all of the pieces together early in the weekend, we’ll be up front on Saturday night.”

Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will venture to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, aiming for big money that will be up for grabs during a three-day stay at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota. The three-day Jackson Nationals program will award $10,000 top prizes on Thursday and Friday, June 27 & 28, all of which capped off with a $41,000-to-win main event on Saturday, June 29. Donny Schatz is the defending Jackson Nationals champion, scoring $40,000 during the 2018 edition.

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

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

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

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru June 24, 2019) World of Outlaws Races: 29 World of Outlaws Wins: 3 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 17 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 25

 

 

Abreu ends Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign with back-to-back top-fives; Pennsylvania bound!

Dates: Friday, June 14th - Saturday, June 22nd
Event: 37th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Tracks Visited: Attica Raceway Park, Muskingum County Speedway, Wayne County Speedway
Rico Abreu Finishes (Start):
Attica Raceway Park (June 14th): C-Main - DNS
Muskingum County Speedway (June 16th): B-Main - 6th (11th)
Wayne County Speedway (June 19th): A-Main - 3rd (5th)
Wayne County Speedway (June 22nd): A-Main - 5th (8th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (June 24, 2019) - Although his 2019 Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign launched with a rocky start, missing A-main competition at Attica Raceway Park and Muskingum County Speedway on Friday and Sunday, June 14 & 16, respectively, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu rounded in a hurry, capping off the nine-day turned four-race schedule with back-to-back top-five performances, one of which a podium run - a third place finish - during action at Wayne County Speedway on Wednesday, June 19.

In fact, each of Abreu’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek top-five performances occurred during action at Wayne County Speedway, the second taking shape during the $10,000-to-win Speedweek finale on Saturday, June 22; Abreu advanced from eighth to finish fifth.

Although missing main event action at Muskingum County Speedway on June 16, it was not from a lack of effort. In actuality, Abreu was in a main event transfer position during his respective heat race when a cut tire forced Abreu to stop before the checkers. An 11th place starting position in the evening’s B-main proved to be too much to overcome. Still, Abreu charged to sixth in 12 laps.
At Attica Raceway Park on Friday, Abreu was involved in a ‘nowhere to go’ incident during his respective heat race, ultimately forcing the recent Peter Murphy Classic champion to load up and scratch for the night.

By week’s end, Mother Nature was responsible for four Ohio Sprint Speedweek cancellations or postponements.

“It was a fun week. At first, we were a little frustrated with how things were turning out. It gets aggravating when you know you have the speed to perform well. We just couldn’t get things to fall our way,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car. “Lucky for me, I surround myself with great people and hard workers. Their perseverance really showed this week and I am proud of their efforts.”

With little time to rest, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing will begin preparations for a different edition of Speedweek, this time joining the infamous Pennsylvania Posse during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek competition, which ignites, officially, on Friday, June 28, at Williams Grove Speedway. Abreu will hop on the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek trail beginning Monday, July 1. Prior obligations in California will keep Abreu from participating in the first three rounds.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/
Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru June 24, 2019)
Total Races: 30
Total Wins: 2
Total Top-5s: 13
Total Top-10s: 18
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Club 54 Racing Presents June 28 Friday Night Excitement and Sponsor Night at Ohsweken

. By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 24, 2019) – After a thrilling second live broadcast of All North Racing powered by Pinty’s on MavTV Canada, Ohsweken Speedway is eager to hit full speed again for Club 54 Racing Friday Night Excitement on June 28. The race night is also Sponsor Night, which marks the popular occasion when race teams invite their sponsors to experience Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken.

Ohsweken’s popular live video stream will be back online in its usual places beginning at 7:30pm EST. All four Ohsweken weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

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

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

After finally getting his first win of the season last Friday night, Mississauga’s Mack DeMan holds the current Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car point lead. DeMan has had a spectacular start to the campaign with a pair of runner-up and a pair of third-place finishes to accompany his win. Jim Huppunen sits second in the standings, 29 points back of DeMan with four top-fives. Huppunen is just a single point ahead of Dylan Westbrook. Caistor Centre, Ont. driver Cory Turner is fourth in the standings, just four points back of Huppunen in second. Ryan Turner meanwhile sits fifth in the standings after claiming his first podium result of the season last Friday night.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

After five weeks of action, the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Car division has a tie at the top of the standings. Last week’s win pulled Brantford’s Lucas Smith into a tie with Fonthill pilot Blaine Barrow, who each have 362 points. In third is St. Thomas driver Jesse Costa, who is only 29 points off the lead despite missing one of the five features to date. Brian Nanticoke has pushed his No.9c into fourth and sits just seven points back of Costa. Nick Sheridan currently occupies the fifth and final top-five spot on the strength of a win and three top-five finishes in five starts.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Dave Bailey’s lead atop the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division grew to 36 points after his second win of the season last Friday night. Trevor DeBoer, who has a victory, sits second in the standings. In third is Ken Sargent, who sits 48 points back of the lead with three top-fives in five weeks. Jim Lampman is 10 markers back of Sargent in fourth with four top-10 finishes to his credit. Vittoria’s Ryan Beagle is fifth, five points back of Lampman after a win and four top-10s to his name this year.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Kyle Wert’s third win of the season last Friday night has nearly cemented his spot at the top of the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division. In second is Tim DeBoer, 26 points back of the lead with three top-five finishes. Just two points back of DeBoer is Tristan Da Silva in third. Da Silva is the only driver in the division to finish all five races in the top-10 this season. Dusty DeBoer of Hagersville is just five points out of third and holds a 19-point advantage over fifth-place Wayde Thorne of Waterdown, Ont. ___________________________________________ About Club 54 Racing: Club 54 Racing is a race team based in Middleport, Ontario on the scenic Grand River. The team consists of several Thunder Stock and Crate Sprint Car teams who compete weekly at Ohsweken Speedway. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Club54racing.

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

Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

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

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

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

 

 

Five Classes of Racing

And a ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Are on Tap Friday Night at Gas City

GAS CITY, Ind., June 24 — Exciting racing and a fun-natured round of the "Battle of the Sexes" headline Friday night's "Summer Thunder" motorsports entertainment at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

A full racing card featuring non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets and A-class winged micro-sprints is on tap as the action heats up now that summer has arrived.

Bragging rights for gender supremacy will be the motivation in the "Battle of the Sexes" spectator car challenge during intermission. Two men and two women will do one-lap eliminations in their street-legal passenger cars to decide the overall winner. The winner will be awarded $100 cash, a season pass, and a trophy. Entries are being accepted by emailing the speedway at info@gascityi69speedway.com.

Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. has been the hottest driver in the sprint car class with four feature victories this season, including last Friday night in the Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial. Thanks to his hot streak he leads the point standings over Tyler Hewitt of Marion, Ind.; last year’s champion, Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind.; Scotty Weir of Marion, and Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Nearly 70 drivers have already earned points at Gas City this year in the non-wing sprint car class.

Bill Griffith of Van Buren, Ohio is leading the track’s UMP modified point standings even though he hasn’t won a feature in that class at Gas City so far this year. Neither has Scott Orr of Columbia City, Ind., who is second in the current point standings. Derek Losh of Renssalaer, Ind., who has three victories at Gas City so far this year, is third in the overall standings followed by Bub Roberts of Warren, Ind., and Andy Bishop of Gas City. Besides Losh, Logan Kirkman of Richmond, Ind. and Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind. have won UMP modified features so far in 2019 at the Grant County quarter-mile clay oval.

Bishop also competes in the street stock class, and he leads those standings thanks in large part to his three victories. Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. is currently second. Chris Tippit of DeMotte, Ind.; Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind., and Ervin Turner of Marion round out the top five in that division.

Young James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., who has won the last two hornet features at Gas City and has perhaps the most enthusiastic fan following at the track, tops that division’s current point standings, although Jacob Beard of Columbia City, Ind. is right behind him. Stevie Clark of Galveston, Ind.; Rookie-of-the-Year contender Dustin Franks of Portland, Ind., and Alyssa Clark of Columbia City round out the top five in that class.

An adult general admission ticket only costs $15, and kids 12 and under are free. A pit pass costs $30. The pit gate opens for competitors at 3 p.m., while the grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the first race is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Parking is free.

The track is centrally located between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and is just west of exit 259 of Interstate 69.

The track offers a wide variety of food and reasonable prices at its concession stand, and even has a small playground for kids and a gift shop stocked with great racing-related items.

Fans can see the 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

 

 

JEGS High Performance joins Brad Doty Classic


Saturday, June 22, 2019

ATTICA, Ohio – The 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics welcomes new marketing partner JEGS High Performance based in Delaware, Ohio. JEGS High Performance will sponsor the “Last Chance Showdown.”

The 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics will hit the track at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 16 featuring the best sprint car drivers in the world. The 2018 Brad Doty Classic had 50 drivers compete for the $10,000 top prize with 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz inheriting the lead at the mid-point of the race when Brent Marks suffered a flat tire and driving to his fourth BDC win.

The Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic returned to Attica Raceway Park in 2016 following a 10 year run at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. The event originated at ARP in 1989.

The JEGS High Performance Last Chance Showdown is exactly what the name implies – the last chance for the night’s competitors to race their way into the $10,000-to-win A-main.

“We want to welcome JEGS into our family of marketing partners. It’s great to see such an iconic speed shop getting more involved in oval track racing. JEGS sells a lot of Weld Racing wheels and we are working together to let the oval track racer’s know that JEGS is the place to go when they need wheels,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the event.

“JEGS will celebrate our 60th anniversary next year and we are excited to be involved in this special event. Bringing awareness of the JEGS brand and our partners like Weld Racing to the racers and the fans will be a lot of fun at Attica. JEGS has plenty of items that racers and fans alike use, whether it’s on or off the track. We look forward to having the iconic yellow and black colors of JEGS.com involved.” said JEGS Director of Media & Motorsports Scott "Woody" Woodruff

"Weld is always proud to partner with our dealers to promote our products and we are thrilled to partner with JEGS for the Brad Doty Classic,” added Vic Wood, Vice President of Sales at Weld Racing.

This year will mark the 15th consecutive season the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 22 different winners in the 28 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out).

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic link at the top of the main page.

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.

About JEGS High Performance – www.jegs.com
Why do millions depend on JEGS for their high performance car parts? It is simple - from the iconic mail order catalog to a fully-stocked digital commerce experience, JEGS has built a preferred destination for every gear-head, professional racer, weekend warrior and restoration nut who wants to take their vehicle to the next level.

JEGS doesn’t just sell parts – JEGS relies on them when driving our own cars around racetracks, dirt trails, and interstates across the country. Parts may be JEGS’ business — but grease, fuel, exhaust, power, and speed are what we live for.

A hot rod enthusiast frustrated by the unavailability of quality car parts in his Midwest hometown, Jeg Coughlin decided to create a solution. In 1960, he launched JEGS Automotive out of 4,000 square foot shop in Columbus, Ohio.

The first store was half garage, half parts store. Jeg worked on hot rod engines for friends part-time, filling the remaining time hunting down the best performance parts in the country to sell at his shop. With a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, Jeg soon became the guy everyone wanted to see for performance car parts.

In the early 1990's, Jeg transitioned the business to his four sons John, Troy, Mike and Jeg Jr. Under the sons’ leadership, the business evolved from a renowned local shop and parts store to an industry-leading mail order giant.

The 4,000 square foot shop was replaced with a 10,000 square foot warehouse, a chassis a shop, a call center, and a retail store. Father and sons embarked upon a shared passion for racing, building a legacy name in performance sport that evokes fear in the hearts of the competition.

In the early 2000s, JEGS took the next leap forward for the business. The 10,000 square foot warehouse was kept as a retail store, and a new 225,000 square foot warehouse and corporate headquarters were built in Delaware, Ohio.

Today, more than 350 people are employed by JEGS and the business draws in hundreds of thousands of customers each year.

Brad Doty Classic Winners

1989 – Steve Kinser
1990 – Jack Hewitt
1991 – Bobby Allen
1992 – Rained Out
1993 – Mark Keegan
1994 – Danny Smith
1995 – Randy Kinser
1996 – Dale Blaney
1997 – Tyler Walker
1998 – Jeff Shepard
1999 – Butch Schroeder
2000 – Kelly Kinser
2001 – Danny Smith (2)
2002 – Alvin Roepke
2003 – Dean Jacobs
2004 – Greg Wilson
2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland
2006 – Joey Saldana
2007 – Jac Haudenschild
2008 – Jason Meyers
2009 – Steve Kinser (2)
2010 – Dale Blaney (2)
2011 – Donny Schatz
2012 – Kerry Madsen
2013 – Donny Schatz (2)
2014 – Paul McMahan
2015 – Rained Out

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 - Donny Schatz (4)

 

 

IT'S RACE DAY! $2,000/win & $300/start Sprint Car Bandits 360C.I. SPRINT CAR RACING COMING to 105 Speedway *TONIGHT* SATURDAY JUNE 22nd - at 8PM! FORECAST DRY & 83 at RACE TIME! ADULT G.A. JUST $15!

-SPRINT Draw-In/Drivers Meeting at 6pm, Pre-Race FAN FEST 6:30-7, Packing/Hot Laps at 7, Racing at 8pm. Pit gate opens at noon.

-BONUS: D&W Towing & Recovey Inc (972)-617-0444 has put up a $500 bonus tonight for the highest finishing 305C.I. driver in the SCB feature race! We appreciate Dale Wester of D&W Towing for this support of sprint car racing & the 'Bandits! There are lots of area sprint teams that are 305C.I. and we want them to know they're welcomed to come race this big event at their local track!

-105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. The track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website.

Cleveland, TX (06/18/19) by DarinShort.com. Nestled just inside the border of Sam Houston National Forest is the racy ¼ mile clay oval of 105 SpeedWay near Cleveland, Texas. On Saturday, June 22nd at 8PM, the top 360 C.I. sprint car drivers in the region will be on hand at 105 to electrify the crowd with the running of the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Liberty 25’ NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event. This will be the first SCB ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour date at 105 for 2019, the series will return on Saturday, September 21st. )This event originally fell to inclement weather on April 13th.)

TOP-LINE STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 6:30pm-7pm…hot laps are early, 7pm! SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 6pm and drivers meeting is at 6:10pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information.

:30 105 REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at 105 Speedway in 2018, a fantastic racing surface greeted the 24 SCB race teams for a night of exciting racing action. Scottie McDonald took command from polesitter and Washington state native Seth Bergman to score a very popular $2,000 win with the local crowd. Bergman took home $1,000 for finishing second, with popular DFW area racer John Ricketts finishing in 3rd…and happened to be competing that night with a 305C.I. engine. Reminder to area race teams: the Sprint Car Bandits series allows engine sizes of 360C.I. and lower, and all are treated in the same manner regarding draw-in, scoring and all other aspects. So, local race teams are encouraged to come join in on the fun!

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6:30pm until about 7pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open and it costs just more $3 to have your item shipped to you.

105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website. The first green flag on June 22nd is slated for 8pm.

FUNNY 105 FACTOID: Why is this event called the Liberty 25? Primarily because the track and Cleveland are in Liberty County, and it is paying deference to the area, its history and its residents. But not so fast! What’s entertaining, after speaking with the track owner, Jerry Brown, the county line actually runs through the pit area of the property! So, although the Liberty 25 will technically take place in Liberty County, the race car drivers come from Montgomery County to race in it! I thought everyone would get a chuckle out of this little-known 105 Speedway factoid.

RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

25-lap “Liberty 25” NCRA Sprint Car Bandits feature event payback: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series license or membership fee; $20 competitor nightly draw-in fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse, registration (free, but required) and procedures information, located under the ‘Driver/Rules’ tab.

This is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website. This will be the first event in this 4-pack, which will award each of the Fierce 15 members an added bonus. Details of this next 4-pack will be posted soon. In addition, www.KoolTrikes.com will be putting up $50 to win each SCB heat race!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

 

 

Cannon McIntosh Ready for Pair of POWRi West Showdowns this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (June 21, 2019) – After two weekends of Speedweek action throughout Indiana and Illinois, Cannon McIntosh races closer to home this weekend with a pair of Lucas Oil POWRi West League events in Oklahoma.

The POWRi West Sooner Showdown gets under way Friday at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway before moving on to Tulsa’s Port City Raceway on Saturday night.

Rather than being in the familiar Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 this weekend, the 16-year-old will wheel the No. 11b entry normally driven by teammate Kaylee Bryson, who will be in Micro Sprint action at the High Banks Hustle at Southern Illinois Speedway.

“There are a few little things that are different about each car, so we’re just wanting to test them out some this weekend,” McIntosh commented.

After a strong USAC Midget Week in Indiana that netted a pair of top-five finishes, last week’s POWRi Midget Week in Illinois was abbreviated by Mother Nature to little more than one race.

After the Wednesday night opener was rained out at Belleville, IL, McIntosh rebounded from an early-race incident on Thursday at Brownstown’s Fayette County Speedway to secure a ninth-place finish. He then raced to a fourth-place finish in a makeup feature at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday before the balance of the night as well as Saturday and Sunday cards at Macon and Lincoln all fell victim to rain.

“We were fighting some brake problems and I just got in there and looped it at Brownstown,” McIntosh comments. “Jacksonville was heavy and a had a huge curb right in the middle, there wasn’t a lot of room to do much of anything.”

McIntosh will be looking for victory lane with the POWRi West Midget League in Sapulpa and Oklahoma City this weekend.

Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 Cannon McIntosh slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.

Up Next: Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway on Friday and Tulsa’s Port City Raceway on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

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

 

 

ASCS Regional Weekend on Tap for Bellm after Nabbing First Win of the Season

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (June 21, 2019) – Kyle Bellm raced to victory lane in his most recent outing on Sunday, June 9, at California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway.

After a pair of rainouts last weekend, Bellm and the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded No. 14k Sprint Car team look to keep up those winning ways with a pair of ASCS Mid-South Region events in Arkansas this weekend.

Action fires off at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Friday night before moving on to Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday night.

“I really like both of those tracks, they’re both places that we usually do pretty well at,” Bellm commented. “We have been second and fourth the last couple of times at Poplar Bluff and I really look forward to getting back to I-30 Speedway, I always enjoy racing there.”

Battling rain throughout the season thus far, Bellm is anxious to get back to racing after a win the last time out at Double X Speedway. It followed a seventh-place run at Lake Ozark Speedway the night prior.

“We had been close there the last two time with second-place finishes, we finally put it all together and had a really good car,” Bellm said of the Double X score.

Bellm has two more shots at victory lane in Arkansas this weekend.

The Kyle Bellm Racing efforts are made possible with support from marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery, Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Schaeffers Racing Oil and Park West Retirement Living.

Quick Stats: 13 Races, 1 win, 3 top-fives, 6 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Mid-South Region Sprint Cars at Poplar Bluff (AR) Speedway on Friday and Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

 

 

Bacon Resumes USAC Sprint Car Title Chase after Pair of Eastern Triumphs

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (June 21, 2019) – Brady Bacon continues to pick up momentum as the 2019 season proceeds.

He will look to continue that as the USAC National Sprint Car season continues at Putnamville, Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. Bacon will also take in Friday night’s Jerry Gappens, Sr., Memorial Non-Wing Sprint Car race at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

The weekend comes after Bacon opened last week’s Eastern Storm with a third consecutive win at Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania’s Grandview Speedway and then a first career USAC Silver Crown win at Williams Grove Speedway three nights later.

“We always enjoy getting to the Pennsylvania tracks, and it’s even better when we can get a couple of wins,” Bacon commented.

While Mother Nature claimed two of five Eastern Storm rounds for the Sprint Cars, Bacon struck the first blow last Tuesday at Grandview Speedway by notching his second USAC National Sprint Car win of th season aboard the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car.

“We started up front, which always helps. Then it got slick and we were able to pull away,” Bacon summed up. “It was my third win in a row there, but it was the first time that we had the best car.”

“The Macho Man” rounded out the Sprint Car portion of Eastern Storm with seventh place finishes at both New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway on Wednesday night and then central Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, earning Hard Charger honors from 17th in the Port Royal event.

“We made some mistakes that cost in qualifying at Bridgeport,” Bacon recalled. “Then we used a different motor at Port Royal and didn’t quite have it tuned right for qualifying. We got it going pretty well in the feature, but the track was fast and pretty hard to pass on once everyone got going.”

A highlight of the week was Bacon’s first career USAC Silver Crown victory aboard the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 entry on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway where he scored the last-lap win

“We’ve been close several times before and something would always happen, so it was good to finally get one of those,” Bacon commented. “We squeezed around a couple of guys and got back down to the bottom to get to second and then (Chris) Windom blew a tire on the last lap. You never really know what might happen in those 100-lap races.”

The two-time USAC Sprint Car champion tries to add to the series win total Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway.

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

2019 Quick Stats: 46 races, 4 wins, 19 top-fives, 29 top-tens.

Up Next: Non-Wing Sprint Cars at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday and USAC National Sprint Cars at Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday. Those unable to attend can catch Saturday’s action live via PPV at www.floracing.tv.

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

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

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

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 20

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 555; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 455; 3. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 450; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 447; 5. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 444; 6. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 434; 7. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 410; 8. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 400; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 398; 11. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 390; 12. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 372; 13. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., and Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, both 363; 15. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 356; 16. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 353; 17. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 352; 18. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 350; 19. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 349; 20. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 346.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 353; 2. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 350; 3. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 344; 4. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 336; 5. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 302; 6. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 274; 7. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 269; 8. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 236; 9. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 223; 10. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 218.

Colorado – 1. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 40; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 39; 3. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 37; 4. Dalton Webb, Golden, Colo., 36; 5. Mark Walinder, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 35; 6. Darren Robertson, Denver, Colo., 34; 7. Frank Martinez, Aurora, Colo., 33; 8. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 31; 9. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 30; 10. Monte Hein, Greeley, Colo., 29.

Delaware – 1. Jeffrey R. Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 40; 2. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 39; 3. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 38; 4. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 37; 5. Jonathan Haegele, Hatboro, Pa., 36; 6. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 35; 7. Andy Best, Dover, Del., 34; 8. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 33; 9. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 32; 10. Tyler Brehm, Reading, Pa., 31.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 150; 2. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 148; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., and Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., both 146; 5. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 139; 6. Scott Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 136; 7. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., and Jackson Slone, Noblesville, Ind., both 126; 9. Aaron "A.J." Carlson, Linden, Ind., 120; 10. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 108.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 269; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 238; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 232; 4. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny, Iowa, and Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, both 204; 6. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, and Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, both 171; 8. Val Urman, Urbandale, Iowa, 135; 9. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 112; 10. Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 102.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 228; 2. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 195; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 188; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 187; 5. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 180; 6. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 176; 7. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 161; 8. Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, Okla., 157; 9. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 150; 10. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 145.

Louisiana – 1. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 136; 2. Jerry "Butch" David, Geismar, La., 133; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 96; 4. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 76; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 75; 6. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., and Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, both 66; 8. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 62; 9. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 40.

Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 138; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 131; 3. Bradley Mellott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 118; 4. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., and Christian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., both 115; 6. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 111; 7. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 106; 8. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 102; 9. Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., and Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., both 91.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 257; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 227; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 203; 4. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 197; 5. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 186; 6. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 173; 7. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 140; 8. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 138; 9. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 130; 10. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 124.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 273; 2. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 265; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 206; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 186; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 180; 6. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 103; 7. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 102; 8. Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 96; 9. Matt Fair, O Fallon, Mo., 62; 10. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 61.

Nebraska – 1. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 249; 2. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 242; 3. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 234; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 229; 5. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 224; 6. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., and Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., both 209; 8. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 196; 9. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 191; 10. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 187.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 149; 2. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 139; 3. Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., 135; 4. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., and Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., both 125; 6. Jonathan Haegele, Hatboro, Pa., 124; 7. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 123; 8. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 118; 9. Dave Bonner, Radnor, Pa., 112; 10. Marie McVay, Woodbury Heights, N.J., 107.

North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 115; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 112; 3. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 105; 4. Michael Jackson, Walterboro, S.C., 71; 5. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 67; 6. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., and George Blaney, Concord, N.C., both 65; 8. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 62; 9. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., and Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., both 61.

Ohio – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, and Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, both 76; 3. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 73; 4. Dustin Hammond, Springfield, Ohio, 72; 5. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 70; 6. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 68; 7. Tyler Hesson, Richwood, Ohio, 61; 8. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Indiana, and John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Indiana, both 40; 10. Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, 34.

Oklahoma – 1. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 147; 2. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 145; 3. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 143; 4. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 136; 5. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 131; 6. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 128; 7. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 126; 8. Weston Miller, Calumet, Okla., 121; 9. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 120; 10. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 113.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 440; 2. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 345; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 325; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 309; 5. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 303; 6. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 291; 7. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 287; 8. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 285; 9. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 279; 10. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 272.

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 215; 2. Brant O'Banion, Viborg, S.D., 185; 3. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 183; 4. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 170; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 169; 6. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 147; 7. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., both 141; 9. Rick Pendergast, Norfolk, Neb., 126; 10. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 119.

Texas – 1. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 337; 2. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 322; 3. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 301; 4. Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, 281; 5. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 278; 6. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 277; 7. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 268; 8. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 263; 9. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 260; 10. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 248.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 108; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 102; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 101; 4. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 95; 5. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 75; 6. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 74; 7. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 66; 8. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 65; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 37; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 34.

 

 

Third Annual Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge Comes To Southern Oregon Speedway August 3rd

By Don Martin II
White City, Oregon...Southern Oregon Speedway will be hosting the biggest Wingless 360 Sprint Car race in Oregon once again. It's the Third Annual Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge race, presented by Herz Precision Parts. The race will pay $3,500 to win, the second place finisher will receive $1,500, third is $1,000 and it's a minimum of $250 to start the Main Event.

Mike McCann of KJE Enterprises is in his fourth season as promoter of the 3/10 mile clay oval track. McCann has been known as a Sprint Car promoter throughout his decorated career, having started the Sprint Car racing programs currently happening at Cottage Grove Speedway and Marysville Raceway in California back when he promoted the two establishments. He is also the founder of the Oregon Double Shot Series that had a good run in the late 1990s and into the next decade.

McCann felt very strongly that the Medford area track would be perfect for a big Wingless 360 Sprint Car race which will run rules very similar to the ones used by the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars. When Mark Herz came on board with Herz Precision Parts as the title sponsor, the race was first held in August of 2017. Some fast competitors came from California and Oregon that year, but when the checkered flag waved, it was "The Human Highlight Reel" Geoff Ensign grabbing the rich victory. Cody Fendley enjoyed one of his best ever runs in an injected Sprint Car as he held off past Wingless champion Kyle Miller to place second.

Last season, Ensign saw a strong early challenge from past Antioch and Petaluma Winged Sprint Car champion Shawn Arriaga, but Arriaga's run ended when he contacted the front wall and flipped. Much like Ensign, Arriaga is anticipated again this year. Local standout Jeffrey Hudson took the wings off of his Sprint Car and promptly held off Wingless Sprint Series title contender Lindsay Barney for the $1,500 second prize. Though he has been running an IMCA Modified this season, Hudson has said that he intends to run the big Wingless show.

The format will call for qualifying individually on the clock. There's a $100 prize for the fast timer, and the Top 2 qualifiers can bypass the heat races and head straight to the Scramble. The Top 2 heat race finishers will make it into the Scramble, which will determine the first few rows of the 30 lap Main Event.

They don't get the opportunity to run very many big Wingless 360 Sprint Car races in Oregon, so there are teams who circle their calendar every year and make plans to show up. This year's race will happen on August 3rd. It will also be Hays Oil Night at the races. Hays Oil, which brings the Sunoco Racing Fuel to the speedway each week, has been a big supporter of Sprint Car racing at Southern Oregon Speedway through the years.

A field of at least 15 to 20 competitors is anticipated for the big event. Entry for car and driver is $80, while pit passes for the crew are $30. Pit sign in is at 4:00 pm. Camping is allowed in the pits, though there are no hookups. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com. Downloadable flier available at http://www.southernoregonspeedway.com/cascade.pdf.

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BRANDEIS MIDWEST SPRINT CARS TO BE AT BROWNSTOWN ON JUNE 29

June 21, 2019 - Haubstadt, IN - The Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car
Series will return to action with a special appearance at Indiana’s
Brownstown Speedway on Saturday night June 29th. The MSCS Sprint Car
feature will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start. MSCS starts 20
cars in the feature and offers one provisional spot to the highest
eligible driver from the series who did not transfer during the heats
or B Main.
The non-wing touring series will be featured in a program which will
include two other open wheel classes of cars - the MMSA Mini Sprints
and UMRA TQ Midgets. In addition the Pro Late Models and Pure Stocks
will also be competing to provide a widely varied program to appeal
to one and all.
This will only be the third appearance at Brownstown Speedway for
MSCS. This track is located at the Jackson County Fairgrounds and is
a slightly banked ¼ mile oval. The series often races at ¼ mile
facilities.
The last time that MSCS raced at Brownstown was in June of 2017. The
feature that night was a victory for Brady Short in route to a fourth
MSCS Championship. Brady Short was also the winner there in August of
2015. MSCS events scheduled to be held at Brownstown Speedway in
2018, 2016 and 2014 were all cancelled because of rain.
Princeton, IN, driver Kyle Cummins has 358 points and commands the
lead in the 2019 Brandeis MSCS Points Standings. Cummins is 34
points ahead of closest rival Brady Short of Mitchell, IN. Both run
well at Brownstown. Cummins won the NO WAY OUT 40 non-sanctioned
race at the track earlier this spring. Short has recorded the two
previous MSCS wins there. Donny Brackett of Fort Branch, IN, stands
third in points. Series regulars Stephen Schnapf and Brandon Mattox
round out the Top Five heading to Brownstown.
Aric Gentry has accumulated 272 points. He ranks sixth. Dakota
Jackson is just another two points back. Kent Schmidt, Jordan
Kinser, and Joe Stornetta Jr. round out the Top Ten. Rookies Chayse
Hayhurst and Kyle Hathaway rank 11th and 13th in the series
standings.
MSCS has held five features so far this season. Kyle Cummins has won
three of those five features. Finishing second to Cummins on those
three occasions were Donny Brackett, C.J. Leary, and Dakota Jackson.
Robert Ballou won the Josh Burton Memorial at Bloomington Speedway
with Cummins finishing second. Kevin Thomas Jr. won the feature the
next night at Lincoln Park Speedway with Dave Darland running second.
It should be one SPECTACULAR night for RACING! Cars will take the
track at 6 P.M. Racing will follow the hot laps and qualification
runs. Brownstown Speedway is located a mile southeast of Brownstown,
IN, on State Route 250.
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The USAC Sprints will join with MSCS in a co-sanctioned event at
Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, on Sunday June 30th. This is the
make-up date for the rained-out and rescheduled SPRING SHOOTOUT. The
winner will receive $5,000. The event will wrap up an exciting
weekend of racing.

PROVIDED AS NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR MSCS.

 

 

Carney Going Strong into Dirt Cup

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (June 20, 2019) – The last several weeks have been good ones for John Carney II and the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car team.

After a runner-up finish in ASCS Speedweek points and a pair of strong South Dakota runs last weekend including a runner-up finish, Carney sets his sights on the $15,000 winner’s share at this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour-sanctioned “Dirt Cup” at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA.

The event kicks off with the first of two preliminary nights on Thursday before wrapping up with money night on Saturday.

Carney opened the month of June in strong fashion, earning Hard Charger honors at Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Dallas by rallying from 14th to fifth in the feature event after the ASCS Speedweek opener at Amarillo’s Route 66 Motor Speedway fell victim to rain.

Carney continued on during a weather-plagued Speedweek, racking up another fifth-place finish at Lawton Speedway on Wednesday, June 5, before wrapping up the week with a runner-up finish at Kansas’ Salina Speedway on June 8.

The El Paso native continued his upward climb in the series point charts with a strong fourth-place finish at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota last Friday before wrapping up his first visit to the pair of South Dakota tracks with a runner-up showing at Rapid City’s Black Hills Speedway on Saturday.

With top-finishes in his last seven Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature events, Carney has climbed to fourth in series points and looks to improve upon that as he guns for a $15,000 payday at this weekend’s Dirt Cup.

John Carney Racing is made possible by the support of invaluable partners including Danny Sander Construction, South Plains Auto Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jackson Compaction, Vado Speedway Park, CSR Garage, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Performance Plus, Performance Motor Coach, Raider Graphix, MSD Ignition, Joe Hunt Magnetos and Bell Helmets.

Quick Stats: 13 Races, 2 Wins, 8 top-fives, 10 top-tens.

Next Up: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Skagit Speedway’s “Dirt Cup” in Alger, WA, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of John Carney II’s on-track action including schedule and results on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing/.

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

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

 

 

LIVE Auction at Skagit Speedway Saturday Benefits National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!

Knoxville, IA, June 19, 2019 – A LIVE auction benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will take place this Saturday, June 22, in conjunction with the 48th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at the Skagit Speedway near Alger, Washington. The auction will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in Section F of the Skagit Speedway grandstand.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa. Items will include die-casts, clothing, collectibles, one of a kind items, and more.

Autographed items from Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell, Kyle Larson, Jac Haudenschild, Bryan Clauson, Jeff Swindell, Steve Beitler, and more will be included! Dozens of items will be a part of the auction.

“Steve Beitler and all the folks at Skagit Speedway have been such great partners of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum,” says Executive Director Bob Baker. “It’s a pleasure to be able to work with them again during the 48th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup. Hopefully, fans can support the auction efforts and stop by our table during the week.”

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum booth will be open all weekend as well, with raffle tickets for a Seven-night Australian Sprint Car Vacation giveaway as well as sign-up for the 2019 torch red ZO6 Corvette Sweepstakes!

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!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Notches Podium Finish at Park Jefferson

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (June 20, 2019) - Kaleb Johnson was able to fix recent mechanical issues and score a podium finish Saturday night at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

"We went to Park Jefferson primarily to try and resolve our motor problems and get everything figured out for the next couple of weekends," he said. "We were able to accomplish that and come away with a decent finish so it was a good night."

The evening didn't begin as Johnson hoped as the engine problem that had forced him from the last two 305 features was still present.

"The motor still didn't run completely right in the heat race," he said. "We just mainly held our starting position and finished sixth."

Johnson lined up on the outside of the third row for the feature.

"I was able to pass a couple of cars at the start and ran in fourth for a while," he said. "There weren't any cautions and the track got pretty slick.

"I passed the guy who eventually finished second, but he got back around me near the halfway mark. I was able to slip under another guy on the bottom late in the race and finished third. With no cautions and a smaller field of cars it's more difficult to move forward. But we finished a race and got the problem with our engine figured out so it was a good night."

Johnson also received good news regarding his 360 sprint car program, which had been without a power plant since losing the engine a couple of weeks ago.

"Thanks to a couple of generous people we were able to secure a 360 engine for the remainder of the year," he said. "We're really excited and extremely grateful for their help.

"Our plans for this weekend will be to race both classes at Jackson Motorplex on Friday and then with the Midwest Power Series at Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars and 305 sprint cars and Saturday at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

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Josh Schneiderman – Taking on the Outlaws

Dallas, TX (June 19, 2019) – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team did battle with the World of Outlaws last weekend at the Knoxville Raceway, making the show on Friday, before running into engine woes Saturday. “The Professor” and the team will have the World of Wheels #49 back on the track this Saturday night at Knoxville, looking to capitalize on the speed they showed with the Outlaws!

The Deuce Motorsports team’s weekend with the Outlaws got off to a rough start last Friday night, when they found themselves rolling off the grid in qualifying as the final car to take time. “We drew dead last for qualifying,” said Schneiderman. “That wasn’t quite what we were looking for to start our night, but we were able to go out and lay down a pretty fast lap. The track stayed pretty fast.”

Starting his heat from the outside of the second row, Schneiderman would run well early until a caution bunched the field back up. “We got off to a great start in our heat and looked like we were going to be able to make the transfer, but the caution killed us,” said Josh. “After the restart, I made a couple mistakes and we ended up 6th and in the B-main.”

However, the B-main would go well for “The Professor” in his Land Pride #49, and he would find his way into the main event on Friday. “The car felt great in the B,” said Josh. “We got faster as the night went on and we had the car really hooked up for the semi.”

Starting near the tail of the field for the night’s feature, Schneiderman would struggle to find his way forward on a track with a dominant groove. “The high side was just too fast in the A-main,” said Josh. “You had to be substantially faster to make a move on someone in front of you Friday, but the car felt good and we were ready for night two.”

Saturday night got off to a delayed start after a small rain shower moved over the Knoxville Raceway, leaving a racetrack that would maintain its high speed and narrowness throughout the night. “The track was lightning fast all night after the rain,” said Schneiderman. “Again, we had to go out late in qualifying, but laid down a solid lap.”

Stuck starting on the inside of the third row in his heat, Josh would get caught on the bottom and fall back, relegating the Deuce Motorsports team to the B-main. “The bottom wasn’t the place to be during the heats on Saturday,” said Josh. “We got trapped down there at the start of the heat and immediately lost a couple spots.”

After a red flag on the initial start of the semi, Josh noticed an issue when he fired the engine for the restart. “When I re-fired, I could tell something was amiss,” said Schneiderman. “The motor was down to seven cylinders and it turns out we had busted a rocker arm, so I had to just get out of everyone’s way and pull in."

While not the finish to the weekend that Josh and the Deuce team were looking for, they’re looking forward to getting back to the track this Saturday. They’ll be back racing this Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway!

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All Stars pumped for 2019-20

For the 13th time the All Star Series are very pleased to announce their race schedule for the oncoming season and also for the 8th time announce that Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers have recommitted as naming rights sponsor. “Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers have been with us for a long time and we cannot thank Andrew Elder and the team at Mainline for believing in us and coming back on board again this season. They initially took on naming rights of the All Star Challenge for 2 years before taking on naming rights of the series itself, back then the Challenge paid $5000 to win and is now $10,000 to win; this season we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show. As everyone knows securing sponsors isn’t an easy thing and to keep them for so long is even harder, we cannot thank them enough.” says Promoter Searle.

The series will kick off the season at Timmis Speedway, Mildura and then head to Heartland Raceway, Moama. Murray Bridge Speedway is next on the calendar. Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham have taken on 2 rounds after traditionally only having one. “We hope this early start to their race season works well for both of us.” Searle says. The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge is back at Simpson in January 2020. The Series Final is traditionally being held at Timmis Speedway, Mildura again. Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier have again locked in the Tyson Perez Memorial but requested a later date in March to run this.

Dates are –

November 2 - Timmis Speedway, Mildura. VIC November 16 - Heartland Raceway, Moama, NSW November 30 - Murray Bridge Speedway, Murray Bridge, SA December 7 - Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham, VIC December 28 - Timmis Speedway, Mildura VIC January 18 - $10K to win All Star Challenge, Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway, VIC February 1 - Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham, VIC February 8 - Heartland Raceway, Moama, NSW February 15 - Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. SA February 29 - Timmis Speedway, Mildura. VIC March 21 - Tyson Perez Memorial. Borderline Speedway - Mount Gambier, SA

“Dates have been changed around a bit this season to work in with the venue operators and other major

360 shows in the State. Having the Australian 360 Title at Simpson this season and also the 360 Victorian State Title at Warrnambool is awesome for our teams really making it an exciting season for them. Only 4 months to go now and everyone knows that I am counting down already. ” Searle says.

 

 

Kutztown’s Action Track USA Suffers 3rd Rain Out On 6/19

Next Event Scheduled For July 10

Kutztown, PA (June 19) - An ominous forecast (that came true) left co-promoters Rich Tobias and Doug Rose with no choice but to throw in the towel and both cancel AND postpone the event scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, at Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds.

While the bulk of the regularly scheduled program was scrapped, a portion of the special race meet was postponed; it will be split among two Wednesdays in July.

For the first time ever, the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints were going to run with wings at the Berks County oval on June 19. That “wing thing” now happen on Wednesday, July 17.

The twice rained out Dick Tobias Classic for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, which was to be made up on Wednesday the 19th, will now be run on July 24. The field was set for this 75-lap, $5,000-to-win spectacular on May 19, and the drivers who have qualified certainly hope that the new date will be the charm and the big race can finally be completed.

Championship Energy Action Track USA is now on its three-week midsummer sabbatical, as the county’s annual folk Festival takes over the fairgrounds. The next race on the 2019 calendar is set for Wednesday, July 10, and it’s a big one. The Seventh Annual Ronnie Tobias Memorial, featuring twin 20-lap mains for the SpeedSTRs, takes place that night. The 600 Sprints and All Star Slingshots are also part of the July 10 menu.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates swing open at 5:00. Warm-ups get underway at 6:15 with qualifying events kicking off immediately after the hot lap sessions.

Come on out for your midweek Motorsports adrenaline rush...at the track where the superstars come to race...Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds!

 

 

New York Nationals Qualifier This Saturday at Land of Legends for The Patriot Sprint Tour

Canandaigua, NY) When Land of Legends Raceway Promoter, Paul Cole announced at the 2018 Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet that the New York Nationals will be on the 2019 schedule, it was circled by nearly every sprint car driver in the Northeast. The event will be paying $5,000 to win with several different contingencies and incentives on the line through out the weekend of September 6 & 7.

This Saturday’s (June 22) Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main winner at Land of Legends will automatically qualify for the prestigious September event. Chuck Hebing has already ensured himself into the race after winning the first PST race at Land of Legends back in May.

This will be the 17th time in tour history the Patriots will visit the famed half mile at the Ontario County Fairgrounds but only six different winners have been able to win under the PST banner. Those drivers include Tim Barnard, Chuck Hebing, George Suprick, Jason Barney, Bryan Howland, and Steve Poirier.

This will be the series fifth race in 2019 as Davie Franek has a very slim seven-point advantage over Joe Trenca. Jordan Thomas, Jared Zimbardi, and Kyle Drum are all within striking distance from Franek’s point lead.

Franek has two wins on the year heading into Saturday with victories at Woodhull and Ransomville, two tracks he has never visited until this season. Despite no wins, Trenca has been very consistent with a pair of fourth place finishes and most recently a seventh-place finish at the Selinsgrove Speedway. Jordan Thomas also been consistent in 2019 with two podium finishes at Land of Legends and Ransomville along with a sixth-place finish at Woodhull Raceway. Jared Zimbardi and Kyle Drum are beginning find their strides recently with strong runs at Ransomville and Selinsgrove.

For up to date Patriot Sprint Tour information, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com and to connect with us on facebook, Instagram and twitter.

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2019 Patriot Sprint Tour Point Standings: 1) 28F-Davie Franek (574) 2) 98-Joe Trenca (567) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (556) 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi (529) 5) 47-Kyle Drum (528) 6) 22-Jonathan Preston (403) 7) 67-Pete Richardson (368) 8) 17z-Josh Azzi (371) 9) 16L-Roger Levesque 10) 36-Steve Doell (324)

 

 

Carson McCarl – Rain Delays & Late Nights

Dallas, TX (June 19, 2019) – After a couple of frustrating nights last weekend, Carson McCarl is ready to reload and head up to Jackson Motorplex on Friday night, before heading down to Knoxville on Saturday! Last Thursday at Eldon with the Sprint Invaders ended with a DNF and an early rain delay left Carson with a good car, struggling to make his way forward on a narrow track, and ending the night 6th.

Thursday night at Eldon Raceway with the Sprint Invaders didn’t go as planned for Carson McCarl and his Cressman Enterprises/Jetco Electric #27. “We started fourth in our heat race and got caught up in an accident when a car got sideways in front of us,” said McCarl. “I actually got pretty lucky; we almost got upside down, but we were able to keep it right side up and finish 3rd in the heat.”

However, the night would end pretty early for Carson in the night’s main event. “We had quite a bit of damage to the front end after the contact in our heat race,” said Carson. “After taking the green in the feature, I had trouble with the steering and decided to pull in after a few laps and regroup for Saturday at Knoxville.”

After the DNF at Eldon, Carson was anxious to get back on the track at Knoxville on Saturday, but a small shower would cause a rain delay. “With all of the rainouts that we’ve had this year already, it was great that the crew at Knoxville worked so hard to get the show in on what ended up being a late night,” said Carson. “Once we were able to race, the track was heavy and pretty narrow from the rain.”

Going out early in time trials, McCarl wasn’t thrilled with his qualifying effort, which set the team back for the rest of the night. “Our qualifying time wasn’t great for where we went out,” said McCarl. “With the track conditions after the rain, we really needed to lay down a better lap.”

Starting fifth in the third 360 heat race of the night, Carson couldn’t quite find the necessary room to operate and move forward. “It was definitely tough conditions during our heat,” said McCarl. “We got caught behind two cars running side-by-side on what was still a pretty narrow track, so we weren’t able to add many points with our finish.”

Ending up 5th in his heat would leave Carson starting on the inside of the fourth row for the 18-lap A-main. Jumping up a spot early, McCarl would find it tough to work forward on the hammer down racetrack and end the night sixth. “The car was pretty good all night and our motor was running great, but the rain just made it a tough track to pass on Saturday,” said Carson. “All-in-all, it was still a pretty solid points night and we’ll be ready for this weekend.”

Carson will be back pulling the Jackson to Knoxville double-header this weekend, as he’ll take his Cressman Enterprises/Jetco Electric #27 up to Jackson Motorplex on Friday, before traveling back down to Knoxville Raceway Saturday night!

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Catching Up with Carson: Never miss out on any updates from Carson McCarl, as he chases the 360 Track Championship at the Knoxville Raceway! To receive all of Carson’s press releases and stories, send an e-mail to broegracewriting@gmail.com with "Carson" in the subject line.

Carson would like to thank his great list of partners for the 2019 season: Cressman Enterprises, Jetco Electric, Deanfield Farms, Blondie Motorsports, City Vending, DeBerg Concrete, Space Cowboy Motorsports, Mobile Dent Service, Feese Family Insurance, Larry’s Window Service, Craig Smith & Colleen Kelly, TNT & Liquid Lou, Kustom Race Parts, HRP, Aurora Rod Ends, Bell Helmets, BMRS, Burnett’s Rock & Landscaping, CM Rock, Crow Safety, Engler Injection, Justice Bros./Gillund Ent., KC Breweries, Octane Ink, Pro Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Sposato Paint, Winters Performance.

 

 

Marion County Farm Bureau Race Night

This Saturday we return to Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series racing with the Marion County Farm Bureau race night!

Hot Laps start at 6:45pm. Adult tickets are $15. Teens are $10. Children 12 and under are free! Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held this Saturday at Noon in Dyer-Hudson Hall. The 41st class of inductees includes: media member Perry Bell, Jocko's Auto Parts owner and former team owner Doug Brown, driver Jake Peters and Knoxville Raceway official and pace truck driver Gary "Wally" Price.

A picnic lunch will be served. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the ticket office or by phone at 641-842-5431.

The Return of $1 Busch Light Night

This Saturday, June 22, marks the return of $1 Busch Light can night at Knoxville Raceway!

Gates open at 6pm and $1 Busch Light cans will be available throughout the race night.

Please drink responsibly! Fourth Of July Celebration

Knoxville Raceway and Thrive Knoxville are partnering to create a day-long celebration of our country's independence this Fourth of July!

The activities start in downtown Knoxville with a flag raising at 7:45am and a 5k immediately after. The day will be filled with live music, a bicycle parade and inflatables for kids, a Best Burger Competition at Peace Tree Brewing Company downtown, bags and dodge ball tournaments and more.

At 6pm, the celebration moves to Knoxville Raceway where the Peace Tree Brewing Company Beer Garden will be open offering $1 off Four Wide Wheat from 6-7pm. A USAC and WAR POWRi driver autograph session at 7 and Kid Zone open from 6-8pm. The Des Moines-based band CTRL+C will take to the stage at 8pm for a live concert. Fireworks will be shot off from nearby Youngs Park at 9:45pm.

Parking is free and concessions will be open! The track is the PERFECT spot to watch the annual fireworks show! The Wings Are Coming Off!

The inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals are just two weeks away! The two-day event will feature the greatest non-wing sprint car drivers in the country sliding through the wide turns and fighting to be the FIRST EVER Corn Belt Nationals champion!

On Friday, July 5 our winged 360 drivers will join the show. Knoxville Raceway's 410 winged drivers will race on Saturday, July 6.

Tickets for the most sideways racing at Knoxville Raceway are on sale now here or by calling 641-842-5431. Adult tickets start at $20 on Friday, with Teens $15 and children 12 and under $10. Saturday's prices are raised by $5. Checkered Flag Concessions Specials!

The Checkered Flag Concessions will offer a special menu item each race night this weekend!

This Saturday's special is a Pulled Pork Sandwich.

Also, stop by and try the NEW Finish Line Pizza, now offering gluten-free options. Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway

Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

July 4 - Fourth Of July celebration at Knoxville Raceway from 6-10pm.

July 5-6 - Inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals

July 12 - Marion County Fair Concert featuring John Michael Montgomery and JoDee Messina

 

 

NOSA Sprints set for four-race Minn-Dak Summer Swing

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 19, 2019) – After a slow start to the 2019 season, things are about to pick up for the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints. The busiest week of the schedule features four races in four nights in three states. The second annual Minn-Dak Summer Swing kicks off Thursday night at Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn., followed by a visit to the series’ home track, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday.

From there, the NOSA Sprints head south for a pair of shows in South Dakota. The high-banked three-eighths mile oval of Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen is slated for Saturday with a tight quarter-mile at Casino Speedway in Watertown on Sunday.

All four events are a part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Tour Tow Bonus. The Blazin’ Tour Tow Bonus is comprised of nine events throughout the NOSA schedule. Teams that compete in all nine events will receive a $1,500 bonus from Buffalo Wild Wings. If a team competes in eight events, they will receive $1,000.

Norman County Raceway:

Thursday will mark the 16th appearance by the Northern Outlaws to Norman County Raceway. The big, paper-clipped three-eighths mile produces exciting finishes each and every year. The NOSA wins list at Norman County Raceway is a who’s who of drivers. All five of NOSA’s top five wins leaders have picked up victories at the speedway including Mark Dobmeier, Wade Nygaard, Lou Kennedy Jr., Casey Mack, and Brad Pake. Ten-time World of Outlaws champion, Donny Schatz, scored the win in 2013 at NCR. 360 Sprint Car standouts, and Harwood, N.D. drivers, Loren Langerud and Lee Grosz both won at NCR in 2001 and 2014, respectively. Two-time series champion, Austin Pierce, registered his lone win at NCR in 2016.

Last year, Wade Nygaard picked up his sixth career win at NCR after a great battle with Mark Dobmeier. Dobmeier has two career wins at the Ada, Minn. speedway, but hasn’t won there since 2004.

There have been eight different winners at NCR in the last eight events, dating back to 2004, with 10 different winners overall.

River Cities Speedway:

Friday’s event at River Cities Speedway will be the fourth NOSA-sanctioned event at the Bullring in 2019. Leading the way in wins is the speedway’s all-time winningest driver, Mark Dobmeier, with two. Jade Hastings picked up the win last Friday night for his first win of the season. Wade Nygaard won the Friday night portion of the Minn-Dak Summer Swing last year. Friday’s event will be broadcast live on cable television on Midco Sports Network.

Brown County Speedway:

Saturday night marks the second visit to Brown County Speedway by the NOSA Sprints in as many years. Mark Dobmeier scored the win in last year’s inaugural event. Dobmeier had to hold off a hard-charging Austin Pierce, who nearly stole the win on the final lap. A solid field of 20 cars made the trip to Aberdeen last season.

Casino Speedway:

Sunday will also be the second-ever visit to Casino Speedway for the NOSA Sprints. With 26 cars checked in last year, it was one of the bigger fields seen all season. The four heat races were split between NOSA regulars with a 410 and South Dakota drivers with a 360 under the hood. In the main event, Dobmeier and Thomas Kennedy put on a show trading the lead lap after lap. Dobmeier went on to score his first-ever win at Casino as Canadian drivers Kennedy and Kelly Miller rounded out the podium.

Broadcast Schedule:

Thursday, June 20: Norman County Raceway - RJBroadcasting.com (Audio)

Friday, June 21: River Cities Speedway - Midco Sports Network (Video)

Sunday, June 23: Casino Speedway - DirtRaceCentral.com (Video)

 

 

Walter, Torque Racing steady the course at Plymouth

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 19, 2019 – After enduring a night which included a heat race flip, heavy duty pit repairs just to make the B main and ultimately a failure to qualify for the A main, Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team righted the ship with a clean night and a solid top-10 A-main showing in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 15.

With 36 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Cars signed in to do battle, Walter drew the pole position in the third PDTR Sprint Car heat race of the evening. Outside front row starter Lance Fassbender got the jump on Walter to take the lead in the first turn of the opening lap of the third 360 Sprint Car heat race and controlled the lead throughout the race. The caution flag flew on lap 2 when rookie Jack Vanderboom stalled in turn two.

On the ensuing restart, Walter felt pressure from Tim Haddy, but the 14th-year Sprint Car racer fended off Haddy’s advance to claim second to himself on lap 3. Walter held on to post a second-place finish and punch a ticket to the 25-lap A-main event.

Following the heat race passing points invert, Walter lined up 12th in the A main. The initial start produced a four-car incident exiting turn four, which knocked Brandon McMullen, Adam Miller, Bill Taylor and Josh Teunissen out of the race.

With Miller and Teunissen unable to continue, Walter advanced two spots to start 10th on the complete restart. Walter moved up two spots in the early laps of the race to run eighth on lap 5. As the remainder of the event ran caution-free, Walter fell back to 10th in the second-half of the race, which is where he ended up at the finish in a race won by first-time PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main winner Will Gerrits.

“The car felt good throughout the night,” Walter said. “We've been experimenting with setups early in the season.”

The Josh Walter-Torque Racing team is set to take part in an MSA doubleheader racing weekend kicking off on Friday, June 21 at SK Speedway (formerly Spring Lake Speedway) in Unity, Wis. Hot laps are slated to begin at 5:45 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, June 22, Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team returns to The Plymouth Dirt Track for a four-division program, including the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 6 p.m.

“I'm looking forward to the two-day weekend ahead,” Walter said. “SK Speedway in Unity is a great track. I'm just hoping it doesn't lay rubber down like last year. That gets expensive for tires and can be a boring show for fans to watch. I'm really looking forward to Plymouth on Saturday. We've got some more setup things we want to try.”

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2019 season include JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Tiffany's Wildtree, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Kombucha Brothers, Ruh Custom Woodworking, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Plymouth Tap Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team is pleased to welcome back Plymouth Tap as a returning sponsor for the 2019 season.

Plymouth Tap is the fourth tavern founded by the late Kevin Fetterer. After four years of renovations, Plymouth Tap opened at 101 East Mill St. in Plymouth on the day before Thanksgiving in 2016.

As a 5,000-square-foot bar and grill located in the heart of downtown Plymouth, Plymouth Tap features several televisions, pool tables, dartboards and many other games, along with an expansive food and drink menu.

“I like to think there is a little something for everyone here,” Plymouth Tap owner Nate Fetterer said. “We have a large menu and plenty of drink choices. We also have ample space to accommodate groups, both small and large.”

Fetterer has a close connection to the local racing scene and has jumped at the opportunity to be involved as a sponsor with the Torque Racing team.

“I used to go to PDTR as a small child with my grandfather and really enjoyed spending that time with him,” Fetterer said. “As a teenager, I became a pit mechanic for Sean Conrad, who raced motorcycles and just so happened to be my neighbor in Sheboygan Falls. We traveled across the Eastern United States chasing Kawasaki contingency money in several different motorcycle series including AMA, WERA, CRA.

“Josh is persistent and a hard worker,” he said. “He also helps out at the bar a ton. He is a great person to have on board when it’s not racing season. Along with the Torque Racing brat fry that is held every year, one of the highlights of this year’s event was the Plymouth Tap/Torque Racing Bar Olympics that we organized and ran together.”

For more information on Plymouth Tap, visit www.plymouthtap.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule Friday, June 21 – SK Speedway, Unity, Wis. Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Friday, June 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Wednesday, July 3 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis. Saturday, July 6 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis. Friday, July 12 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis. Saturday, July 13 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 8 MSA events – 7 IRA events – 1 A-Main Victories – 1 B-Main Victories – 1 Top Five A-Main Finishes – 2 Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 4 Heat Race Victories – 2

 

 

Placerville Speedway

Placerville Speedway is excited to have Chris with Sam’s Town Cyclery “The El Dorado Bike Trail Shop” on hand this Saturday with his mobile service trailer to perform bike safety checks and helmet fittings for all the kids in attendance. Sam’s Town Cyclery will also be donating a pair of strider push bikes, a BMX bike and helmets to the raffle. The company is located at 4241 Mother Load Drive Shingle Springs, CA 95682.

This Saturday night for the only time all season long kids will have the chance to race their bikes in front of the crowd on the famed Placerville Speedway red clay. All kids are required to be wearing a helmet during the bike races, which will take place during intermission once the heat races have been completed. All kids 11 and under also receive free admission as part of Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night/ Sierra Child & Family Services Night.

Divisions that will tackle the Placerville Speedway on Saturday include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and the popular Mini Trucks.

An autograph session featuring some of the young guns in competition including Jodie Robinson, Jesse “The Savage” Bryant and Bubba Decaires will take place pre-race from 4pm-5pm, along with live music and Coors Light Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm.

Adult tickets this Saturday June 22nd will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13 and as noted kids 11 and under are free! Tickets can be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2019-placerville-speedway-championship-pts-race-8-mtn-democrat-bike-nite-tickets-placerville-KX8H29 The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust qualifying and racing will follow.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

White Scores Career-Best Results at Pair of South Dakota Tracks

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (June 19, 2019) - Harli White captured career-best results at Brown County Speedway and at Black Hills Speedway last weekend during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader in South Dakota.

The pair of fifth-place outings gives her four top fives during ASCS National Tour competition this year, which is double the number she recorded last year. She currently ranks seventh in the championship standings.

"We are finally competitive every night we roll out," she said. "We changed our mindset going into this year and we've had some luck on our side, too. We'll just keep doing what we're doing."

White opened last weekend on Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, where she advanced from eighth to sixth place in a heat race. That lined her up on the outside of the sixth row for the A Main.

"We didn't have the best draw, but I was able to move forward a little in the heat," she said. "Early on in the feature I picked off a couple of positions and found a line before anyone else did. We picked them off one by one and got to fifth on the last corner of the last lap."

White's run to a fifth-place finish marked the second-most cars passed in the race.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Black Hills Speedway, where White powered from sixth to fourth in a heat race. She ranked 12th in points to line up 12th in the main event for the second straight night.

"I found the rubber before a couple of cars in front of me and I think that was how I was able to get around them," she said. "The rubber came in around Lap 10 to Lap 12, just before halfway. I kept calm and kept making consistent laps and we ended fifth again."

White was tied for the second-most cars passed again following her fifth-place outing.

She will return to action this Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup. It will be the first of two weekends racing in the Northwest.

"I love Dirt Cup," she said. "I love the track itself. I think it fits my driving style. The draw goes a long way and getting a good draw helps you, but with the way we've been drawing lately I wouldn't be surprised if we start in the back. We'll just have to move forward in every race. My goal is to lock into the A Main on Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. - Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 5 (12).

June 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (12).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 48 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Dustin's Dream, Life of Hope Ministries, The Mower Shop, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, Choice Builders, Peak Energy, FK Rod Ends, Cole Agency, Allstar Performance, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children, Mach-1 Chassis and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Claims Podium Finish During Greg Hodnett Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (June 19, 2019) - Derek Hagar captured a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during a doubleheader at Riverside International Speedway.

"We had the rescheduled Hooker Hood Classic on Friday night," he said. "We started fifth in our heat race and finished sixth. That lined us up to start 14th in the feature."

Hagar was able to advance nine spots to finish fifth, which marked his eighth top five of the season.

He took another step forward on Saturday night during the Greg Hodnett Memorial.

"We started fourth in our heat race and got the win," he said. "We started on the outside front row of the feature and ran second most of the race. On Lap 23 we ran out of fuel and ended up finishing third."

After many laps under yellow, Hagar, along with the second-place finisher, ran out of fuel in the closing laps. They were neck and neck coming to the finish line.

"We had a good weekend overall," Hagar said. "Now we're ready to finish out the rest of the USCS Speedweek."

The remaining USCS Speedweek races are Thursday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.; Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. He is the current Speedweek points leader.

"We've won at all of these tracks before so I'm expecting some good results," he said. "We're looking forward to this weekend and we'll hopefully add some wins to our total."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 5 (14).

June 15 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.; Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Killer Coatings

Killer Coatings is a powder coating company based out of Manila, Ark. The company specializes in sandblasting and powder coating of all ferrous and nonferrous metals. For more information, visit http://www.Killer-Coatings.com .

"They do really good work and take care of all our powder coating needs," Hagar said. "They do all of our race car stuff and any other outdoor items that we need done. They're great people to deal with and we're thankful for their support."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Fragola Performance Systems, B&D Towing and Recovery, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Xtreme Race Graphics, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, DHR Suspension, Valvoline, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford Present Emergency Services Night This Friday at Ohsweken

 Second Live Broadcast of All North Racing powered by Pinty’s on MavTV Canada Set for 9:00pmEST

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 19, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway is excited to return to action this week on MavTV Canada for the second live broadcast of All North Racing powered by Pinty’s featuring Emergency Services night presented by McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford. The night honours first responders by admitting them free with their professional ID and thanking them for their service each day.

Ohsweken’s popular live video stream will be online in its usual places beginning at 7:30pm before live coverage of the action switches to MavTV Canada at 9:00pm EST. All four Ohsweken weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Admission is $30 per car load (up to six people) or regular $14 adult admission for less than a car load. Race time for McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford Emergency Services night is 7:30pm. The pit gates open at 5:00pm before the main grandstand opens at 6:00pm. For the full schedule of Ohsweken Speedway events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Dylan Westbrook’s three-race win streak in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division came to an end last week at the hands of a mechanical failure and allowed Cory Turner to drive to his first win of the season. Mack DeMan was the runner-up finisher and on the strength of his fourth-straight podium finish, the Mississauga, Ont. native has claimed the points lead. Turner’s win was his third top-five of the season and puts him second in the standings, just 13 markers back of DeMan. In third is Fenwick’s Jim Huppunen who has four straight top-fives to start the season, just a single point back of Turner. Westbrook now sits fourth in the standings, 19 points back of the lead and rounding out the top-five is Alden, NY native Scott Kreutter who has three top-five finishes so far this year.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

Although he doesn’t have a win yet this year, Fonthill’s Steven Beckett is the only driver in the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Car division to record four top-10 finishes to start the year as part of an impressive start to the season for the No.08 team. His lead is slim, however, at just two points over Beamsville pilot Paul Klager who continues to have a strong sophomore Sprint Car season. Liam Martin is third in the standings. The Binbrook teenager has a victory and second-place finish to his credit and is just six points off the division lead. Nine points back of the lead in fourth is Lucas Smith of Brantford. Rounding out the top-five is Port Colborne’s Jacob Dykstra who is 18 points off the lead with a pair of top-fives to his name this year.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Surprise, surprise. Defending Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock champion Dave Bailey is at the top of the standings after four weeks of action. The Hagersville driver only has one win, but has been nothing but consistent with four straight top-fives to start the year, the only driver in the division to accomplish the feat. He leads May 31 winner Trevor DeBoer by 32 points. Ken Sargent sits third with a 39-point deficit to overcome. Caistor Centre’s Jim Lampman currently occupies the fourth spot, just two points back of Sargent, but holds a 10-point gap over fifth-place Ryan Dinning.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Leading the HRW Automotive Mini Stock standings after four weeks is Tim DeBoer. He is one of only two drivers to record a top-10 in each start so far this year. Kyle Wert is in close pursuit though, sitting just five points back of the point lead on the strength of two Feature wins. While Waterdown’s Tristan Da Silva hasn’t yet recorded a top-five, he is the only driver other than DeBoer to finish all four races in the top-10. That’s placed him third in the standings just 24 points back of the lead. Just three points back of Da Silva in fourth is Nick Masi while Dusty DeBoer is 34 points back of the lead in fifth with three top-fives under his belt this season. ___________________________________________ About McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris: McDonald’s restaurants have served the world some of its favourite food since 1955. McDonald’s is more than just your local restaurant. They’re hardworking small businessmen and women, students working part-time, seniors getting the most out of life, and volunteers lending time to make a difference in the communities they live and work in. McDonald’s locations in Brantford include 73 King George Road, 27 Stanley Street, 300 King George Road, and 299 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, while they’re also in Paris at 307 Grand River Street North. Grab a bite to eat on the way to the races, or visit the drive-thru on your way home. Visit www.McDonalds.ca for more information.

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

Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

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

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

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

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Nitro 54 Variety, Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

 

Mallett Garners Top 10 During Debut in South Dakota

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (June 19, 2019) - Jordon Mallett produced a top-10 finish during his first-ever visit to South Dakota last Friday.

Mallett and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour invaded Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, where the Arkansas native and ASCS National Tour rookie advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race. That earned enough points to make the feature redraw and Mallett pulled the No. 8 to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"I feel like it was a missed opportunity," he said. "In the feature around Lap 5 or so I got crossed up and basically spun the car out. I got it turned sideways and thought it was recovered, but I got clipped by another car and it caused a caution. I had to go to the back and made it up to seventh."

Mallett's seventh-place finish marked his fifth top 10 of the season with the ASCS National Tour.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Black Hills Speedway. Mallett finished where he started - third - in a heat race after an incident. That lined him up in the 14th starting position for the main event.

"We were really good in hot laps and in the heat race I had a racing deal," he said. "We ran the leader down and I was tired of following. I got beside him in turn four and he spun. I got collected and had nowhere to go. I came back to make it to third to at least not lose any points. That set us up pretty bad for the feature. It was pretty hard to go anywhere early on and it didn't get much better. The car came in too late. We were running around ninth when we cut a left rear tire with seven laps to go."

Mallett was unable to finish and he was credited with an 18th -place result.

He currently ranks eighth in the championship standings as the series heads to the Northwest for the next two weeks. Mallett will make his debut in Washington during races this Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger for the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.

"I'm excited to be in this part of the country and see the track," he said. "We'll take it night by night. If we can get our ducks in a row and with a little luck on our side I think we'll have a pretty good showing."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (8).

June 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 18 (14).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 48 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DHR Suspension

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for approximately a decade. DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints. For more information, visit http://www.DHRSuspension.com.

"I've been working with Derek since before he started DHR Suspension," Mallett said. "I can't say enough about how great of a service he has. He helps keep us consistent and I know I don't have to worry about that aspect of the car."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Racing Optics, Red River Rack Company, KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Dickerson Marine Services, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Maneuvers to Runner-Up Result at Eldon Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 19, 2019) - Mason Daniel tied his season-best finish of a runner-up result last Thursday during a Sprint Invaders show at Eldon Raceway.

Daniel kicked off his debut at the bullring in Eldon, Iowa, by finishing third in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I drove up to second when I got into an infield tire around Lap 20," he said. "It made the car weird on entry because the left front was towed out. Austin McCarl got back by me for second. I had to figure out how to drive it with it handling the way it did. That took me a couple of laps, but we got back to second coming to the white flag.

"I hadn't run a 360 car all this month and to run second in it is always good. We're improving every time we hit the track. I'm improving and making fewer mistakes. We're happy to move in the right direction the last couple of weeks."

Daniel also ran well on Friday during the opening night of the Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville Raceway. He qualified a career-best seventh in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series group before placing a career-best third in a heat race. That lined him up ninth for the A Main.

"I was really confident," he said. "We had a really good car and I was really comfortable. With the car we had and the setup we had I was looking forward to battling. Sadly, before Lap 10 I lost brakes. Something hit the brake line. Once you don't have brakes and get into dirty air, you can't run the bottom and can push through the cushion. Basically I was hanging on. The smarter move looking back would be to pull in, but I was trying my best to hold on."

Daniel faded to a 21st-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

"Hats off to Knoxville for getting the track racy again after all that rain," he said. "It was hooked up and narrow. We made a mistake in qualifying. The car was good and I ran straight, but I got half a tire width over from where I needed to be and bogged the motor down too much. It set us behind all night long. If you qualify bad you're in the back of a heat race. There weren't a lot of guys getting around cars. In the B Main the track finally got wide enough where you could make some moves, but 12 laps goes very quickly."

Daniel timed in 18th quickest in his group. He placed ninth in a heat race before rallying from 15th to 10th in the Last Chance Showdown.

The team is scheduled to return to action this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway before heading to Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sunday for a World of Outlaws event.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 2 (8).

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 21 (9).

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 10 (15).

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dillon Risk Management

Dillon Risk Management is an award-winning risk management insurance company located in Granite Bay, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.DillonRisk.com.

"Dillon Risk Management has been a big part of our program the last couple of years," Daniel said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, BTC Bank, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Produces Podium Finish at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - OSBORN, Mo. (June 19, 2019) - Jack Dover recorded a top-five finish for the fourth straight week thanks to a runner-up result last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway.

It marked his fourth podium of the season and second in the last three races.

"We always want to win races, but our ultimate goal is to finish on the podium every night," he said. "The other thing is we learned what the car did and didn't like trying some different setups. We're turning some not great nights into something good. We're always learning."

The ASCS Warrior Region show began with Dover advancing from eighth to fourth place in a heat race and from third to second place in the dash. He capped the night by finishing where he started - second - in the A Main while driving for Rick and Chris Bowers.

"We drew bad and were able to get to fourth in the heat," Dover said. "Then we moved up one position in the dash and rode in the same spot in the feature. I had three opportunities to change the setup through the night. We tried all different types of stuff and couldn't get the car to enter the corner like we wanted to. I was having to tip toe into the corner and ease through it. It was wanting to dig in entering the corner. Once it dug in it upset the whole car. If you can't enter the corner good it will make the whole corner bad."

Dover will return to action this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., where he was victorious on June 7. It is a Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event that pays $3,000 to win. Dover is the current MSTS points leader and he ranks fifth in the Midwest Power Series standings despite missing races.

"I'm excited every time I go there because we've had a lot of good runs at Jackson," he said. "You're racing a bunch of good guys and it shows where your program is and how far you need to go to make your program better."

Dover will then venture to Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., on Saturday for an MSTS show. It will mark his season debut at the oval.

"We've ran really good and I think we've won three of five career starts there so I'm always excited to get to Off Road Raceway," he said.

Dover earned a victory and second-place result in two starts at Off Road Raceway last year. He was also victorious there in 2017 and 2016.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (8); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Saturday at Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

DHR Suspension Clients Climb to 28 Combined Wins In 2019 Season

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (June 19, 2019) - DHR Suspension clients have recorded nearly two dozen wins in the last two months to boost the total win count to 28 triumphs during the early portion of this season.

Drivers have won all over the country in many different types of cars with DHR Suspension on board. Recent winners include:

T.J. Herrell won at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on April 20 and April 27 in a non-wing limited sprint car.

Matt Juhl captured the 360ci sprint feature at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 3.

Dan McCarron claimed the sprint feature win on May 4 at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Mich.

Cory Kelley visited Victory Lane in a non-wing micro sprint on May 4 at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.

Tim Crawley scored a midget win at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 11. He also won in a 360 sprint car on June 1 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

Mick D'Agostino reached the Winner's Circle in the NEWS Sprints division at Accord Speedway in Accord, N.Y., on May 17 and June 1.

Brad Bowden finished first on May 24 at Greenville Speedway in Grenville, Miss., to score the first win of the USCS Speedweek.

Wayne Johnson was victorious at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 25.

Mason Smith picked up a non-wing sprint car triumph at Monarch Motor Speedway on June 7. He backed it up with another win the following night at Lawton Speedway.

Joe Baker won in a stock car and Nathan Brown in a late model last Friday during the Hooker Hood Classic at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Shane Fick powered to a victory on Friday in an IMCA RaceSaver 305ci sprint car at Murray County Speedway in Slayton, Minn.

Lance O'Brien was the stock car winner on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway during the Greg Hodnett Memorial.

Clint Garner scored a 360 sprint car win at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

To learn more about the benefits of partnering with DHR Suspension, message http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

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

DHR SUSPENSION -

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

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

 

 

Lindsay Barney On A Hot Streak Of Top Fives With WWS; Current Series Point Leader

By Ben Deatherage

Eagle Creek, Oregon- After a month off from racing due to rain, the JAB Motorsports have run two straight weeks of Non-Wing Sprint action in the Pacific Northwest. Lindsay Barney has continued to have an incredible season with the Wingless Sprint Series.

On June 8th the team headed to big 3/8-mile at Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington. The night started wonderful in time trials, by placing second, and she even rallied to third in her respective heat race. After having to start in eighth for the main Barney climbed up to third and remained there the rest of the way.

On June 15th Lindsay ventured to the ¼-mile oval at Cottage Grove Speedway in her native Oregon. The Eagle Creek gasser timed in seventh during qualifying and was in second at the drop of the checkered in the heat race. Starting third in the feature there she would remain to make it two straight podiums.

“Normally the small bullrings are where I tend to finish better,” stated Lindsay, “but with a pair of third place finishes at Elma and Cottage Grove I have surprised myself with how well I’ve finished.”

The team will next head to Sunset Speedway Park on Saturday, June 22nd, against the Wingless Sprint Series. In three starts with the group her worst finish has been third and is the current points leader. In 2017 Lindsay won the race at SSP and finished eighth last year.

“I’m hoping to keep up the momentum for the rest of the season and hopefully pick up my first Sprint Car championship this year.”

For the latest news and information regarding Lindsay be sure and “Like” their Facebook page JAB Motorsports.

2019 Sponsors JAB Motorsports Herz Precision Parts Lynch Pro-Formance Products Eagle Creek Saloon Bitteroot Barber Shop Weston KIA Clackamas Auto Parts

 

 

2ND "BICKERSTAFF CUP" SERIES RACE FOR OUTLAW MODS SET FOR SATURDAY FOR THE "JOHN C. REBHAN MEMORIAL" AT SHARON ALONG WITH RUSH SPRINTS & RUSH MODS

 by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 19, 2019 After a very successful debut of the "Bickerstaff Cup" Series for the Outlaw Mods on June 8 at Sharon Speedway, round two takes place this Saturday night (June 22) for the "John C. Rebhan Memorial". The Menards "Super Series" event will also include the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars and the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. It's Warren Fab & AMG Jet Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

The new four-race mini series for the Outlaw Mods (IMCA-type) has been created by Cyndi Stiffler and Scott Stiffler to honor and remember the career of former great, Jim Bickerstaff, Sr. Bickerstaff is the all-time winningest Super Late Model driver in the history of Sharon with 42 victories. The inaugural event on June 8 saw Brian Ruhlman top a huge field of 40 cars for the $1,200 payday. It was Ruhlman's first career win at Sharon as he became the 53rd different driver all-time to win an E-Mod race at Sharon. Ruhlman, who also races a RUSH Sprint Cars, plans on returning Saturday night to again do double duty.

Saturday's event is the "John C. Rebhan Memorial" sponsored by Warren Fabricating & Machine. Rebhan was a former racer turned car owner for many greats over the years on both asphalt and dirt including Bickerstaff passed away back in 2008 at the age of 64. Two of his most recent drivers were Alan Dellinger and Arnie Kent. Dellinger, the track's all-time leading Stock Car and E-Mod winner, finished 12th at the last show in an Econo Mod for Bob Williams, while Kent competes in the RUSH Sprint Car division. Dellinger won races and championships in both the Big-Block Modified and Super Late Model for Rebhan. Rebhan was inducted into the Twin-State Auto Racing Hall of Fame a few years ago with much of that success attributed to Bickerstaff as Rebhan owned cars Bickerstaff won in all over the area in and even in NASCAR.

Rebhan started and owned Warren Fab of nearby Warren, Ohio until his passing. His daughter Regina is now the CEO of the company and wanted to sponsor this race in the Bickerstaff Cup series to honor her dad and his years as a successful car owner.

After Saturday night's 25-lap $1,200 to-win main, the Series returns on July 20 for another $1,200 to-win payday, and will wrap up on August 24 for $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start. The four-race "Bickerstaff Cup" point fund will pay $1,000 to-win and payback five positions thanks to Graham Machine, Blue Wolf Tavern, and Airport Auto.

There will be a pill draw for the heat races. The top 12 in passing points from all the heats will be locked into the feature with the top eight redrawing, while the rest will line up in B mains by passing points. The finish of the B mains will set the rest of the field. On August 24, the feature will be 33 laps in honor of the first race number Bickerstaff ran, and there will be a dash for the top six in that night's passing points to set the first three rows of that night's feature. The rest of the field will lined up per the standard passing points structure.

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

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

The RUSH Sprints finally were able to race on June 8 as Chad Ruhlman was able to rip the fence and edge out Brian Woodhall for the victory, while his son Kevin finished third and brother Brian fourth. There were 18 cars on hand, which was a record for the division at the time until that number was eclipsed on Friday night at Raceway 7 when Chad Ruhlman topped a 20-car field. Chad Ruhlman is the defending Series champion and leads the $5,000 to-win points. Mother Nature hasn't been kind to the RUSH Sprints as they've only been able to complete three of their 12 shows circuit-wide including four rainouts at Sharon with the most recent being on Tuesday night.

The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will complete Saturday's three-division card. The HTMA/Precise-Racing Products-sponsored division has had three different winners in three races with Chas Wolbert, Rob Kristyak, and Garrett Krummert victorious. Kristyak has a one-point lead on Tony Tatgenhorst. Kristyak also leads RUSH's $3,000 to-win Weekly Series points. Meanwhile, David Kalb, Jr. and Pat Adams have scored wins in the "Wheelman" non-winners events presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire. Jacob Jordan leads those points.

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

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13, while senior citizens are $10. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. In order to reserve either of these ahead of time, call the office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-772-5481. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on Saturday, June 29 is a Menards "Super Series" event as the "410" Sprint Cars return to race for $3,000 to-win along with the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. It's Kams Electric Service Night and Armed Forces Night with racing at 7 p.m.

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

 

 

Hafertepe Regrouping For Dirt Cup After Getting Upside Down In South Dakota

Bryan Hulbert - ALGER, Wash. (June 19, 2019) A top five, followed by a top ten finish sounds like a fairly good weekend for most, but for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. that included getting upside down while battling for the lead at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City.
"It wasn't the weekend we wanted. Flipping and having to get a car pretty much rebuilt going into Dirt Cup isn't the way we envisioned starting this trip," commented Hafertepe of the overall weekend.
Starting Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., Sam wheeled his Townline Variety No. 15h to a fourth-place finish.

"We really weren't good there last year even though we still ran third, and this year we never really got a handle on the car. It felt decent in the Heat Race, but in the Feature, we definitely over tightened the car and just couldn't rotate. That place is such a long turning track, you never really get the car straight and just missed it. Probably the worst car we've had all year honestly, but to leave there with a fourth-place finish, we were happy."
Moving to the half-mile Black Hills Speedway on Saturday night, Hafertepe was fast right out of the box. Fastest in Hot Laps, first in his Heat Race, the A-Feature began from the third starting spot with Hafertepe after leader, Scott Bogucki, as the pair hit traffic. Working on the No. 28 for the lead on Lap 12, contact by Bogucki with a slower car sent the lapped machine into the path of Hafertepe; causing Sam to flip through the second turn.
Able to make repairs in the work area, a plethora of lapped cars in the running order helped Sam rebound to an eighth-place finish, despite not being able to move the wing, and with damage to the suspension.
"The Feature, we just fell into third early and waited for traffic to play its part and it did. It was working to our advantage and we started making up a lot of time on the leader and were able to run him down. I was committed to the cushion to get around the lapped cars when he tried to slide one. He hit him, and that put him into us and took us out of a race that I feel like we would have easily won. We had a really good car, but that's part of racing."
Looking to this weekend, the Hills Racing Team will venture to Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. for the 48th Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Casino/Resort on June 20, 21, and 22. A race that Hafertepe has topped twice, Sam's history at the one-third mile oval goes all the way back to victory with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory.
"We've always been fast at Skagit. I have a lot of fans and friends in the Skagit area and really enjoy coming up here. Getting a third win, especially for Pam and Miles would be special, and $15,000 doesn't hurt either."
Going into Dirt Cup, Sam would like to thank Greg Hamilton for the use of his shop as the team rebuilds their car, as well as thanking D'Bo and Missy for their hospitality while the team is in town.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 20; Wins -5 ; Top 5 - 11; Top 10 - 14; Top 20 - 15;
Coming Up:
June 20 - Skagit Speedway (Alger, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
June 21 - Skagit Speedway (Alger, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
June 22 - Skagit Speedway (Alger, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

The 30th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Banquet is a Rousing Success!

Knoxville, IA, June 19, 2019 – Over 270 guests attended this year’s 30th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Saturday, June 1, at the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds. Thousands more were able to watch via LIVE Facebook online as well.

Champion drivers Richard Griffin and Stevie Smith, owner/manufacturer CK Spurlock, media member Greg Stephens, and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum founder, Thomas J. Schmeh took center stage as they were officially inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. In addition, the families of deceased inductees including driver Jason Johnson (wife Bobbi, son Jaxx, mother Debra and father Craig), owner M.A. Brown (son Mike and grandsons Matt and Marty), and driver “Wild” Bill Endicott (grandson Dave Owens and great-grandson John Owens). Emcees Dr. Patrick Sullivan and Dave Hare entertained during the three-hour ceremony.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees who were present were Steve Beitler, Shane Carson, Doug Clark, Gene Crucean, Ray Lee Goodwin, Jean Lynch, Bob Mays, Lynn Paxton, Steve Stapp, Pat Sullivan and Bill Utz.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees also had family members in attendance in the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds including: Bud Carson (son Shane Carson), John Gerber (son Jim Gerber), Kenny Jacobs (daughter Kendra Jacobs), Steve Smith (son Stevie Smith), Elbert “Babe” Stapp (son Steve Stapp), Bob Trostle (wife Dorotha Trostle and daughter Judy), Linda Weld (niece of Kenny and Greg Weld, and granddaughter of Taylor “Pappy” Weld) and Chet Wilson (daughter Donna Wilson).

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director, Bob Baker, awarded the 2019 President’s Award posthumously to long-time museum supporter Tom Toutz from Camarillo, California for his tireless fundraising efforts and support of the museum.

This year’s induction banquet again featured dual large-screen televisions showing photos organized by videographer Kris Krohn.

After the induction proceedings, many witnessed the unveiling of the inductees’ plaques on the second floor of the museum.

Next year's thirty-first NSCHoF induction weekend is tentatively scheduled for May 29 and 30, 2020.

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!

 

 

Up to Speed: World of Outlaws at Dubuque Speedway

DUBUQUE, Iowa — June 18, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make its debut at Dubuque Speedway in Iowa on Sunday, June 23. The fairgrounds oval has hosted the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in the past. Dubuque Speedway is one of just three new tracks on the Outlaws schedule this season. The venue will mark the ninth track in the state of Iowa that the series has competed at, dating back to its inaugural 1978 season. This edition of Up to Speed sets the stage for the inaugural Outlaws event at Dubuque Speedway.

The track

Dubuque Speedway is a semi-banked three-eights-mile. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will establish a sprint car track record at the venue.

One to remember

Brad Sweet scored the biggest win of his career in the state of Iowa last year, taking the checkered flag in the Knoxville Nationals to pick up the win over Donny Schatz. Sweet went on to win a total of nine A-Feature events with the Outlaws in 2018, en route to matching his career-best finish of second in the point standings. The Californian is the current series point leader and is tied for the series lead in wins.

Plenty of success in Iowa

Donny Schatz, the 10-time and defending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion, has had a great deal of success in his career in the state of Iowa. He has won the Knoxville Nationals, sprint car racing’s biggest event at the famed Knoxville Raceway, 10 times in his career, including mostly recently in 2017. The North Dakota native also has five wins at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, during his career, as well as visiting victory lane at 34 Raceway.

Winning the Hawkeye state

Shane Stewart is another driver who has enjoyed a fair amount of success in the state of Iowa in his career. He has won with the Outlaws in the state at the famed Knoxville Raceway as well as at West Liberty Raceway and Crawford County Speedway. Stewart has also won the Knoxville 360 Nationals five times in his career.

Close to "home"

While Ian Madsen hails from Australia, he has called the Des Moines, Iowa area home for the last several years. The event at Dubuque Speedway will be one of the closest to home for him and the KCP Racing team this year. Madsen is the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner with the Outlaws. He scored his fourth-career series win earlier this season during the West Coast Swing.

Veteran presence

A number of veteran drivers are on the road with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this season, including 2013 series titlist Daryn Pittman, along with David Gravel, Jason Sides and Kraig Kinser.

Rookie contender

Carson Macedo, who finished second in points with the All Star Circuit of Champions, last year, is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. The California native drives the No. 2 machine for Kyle Larson Racing and won earlier this season in his home state of California.

The next generation

A handful of young drivers are following the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series again this season. Leading the way is Logan Schuchart, who is tied for the series lead with four win this season and is fifth in points. Brent Marks and Sheldon Haudenschild, who are each in their third full season on the road with the Outlaws are both among the top-10 in points as well. Jacob Allen, who is Schuchart’s teammate at Shark Racing, is just outside of the top-10 as he chases his first Outlaws win.

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Up to Speed: Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway for World of Outlaws

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — June 18, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series makes their annual visit to Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin for the 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday, June 22. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the race, $20,000 will go to the winner. Also, Kasey Kahne, who retired from NASCAR competition, following the 2018 season, will be signing autographs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on race day.

Daryn Pittman was victorious in the event last year, which has featured a different winner in each of the last eight editions of the race. This season will mark the 21th different year in which the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has visited Beaver Dam Raceway. This edition of the Up to Speed sets the stage for the 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.

The track

Beaver Dam Raceway is a high-banked, third-mile. The track record 11.071 seconds was established by Daryn Pittman on June 24, 2017.

Past winners

Daryn Pittman earned his fourth-career win at Beaver Dam Raceway in 2018, but first in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.

Shane Stewart won the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2017. The veteran driver started fourth and took the lead from Greg Wilson on the 25th lap and held off Kerry Madsen, who powered his way from the 21st starting spot to finish second.

Bill Balog scored a popular victory in the 2016 edition of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial. That win marked the first time an IRA driver had defeated the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Brad Sweet won the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2014. Donny Schatz, the 10-time and defending Outlaws champion, won the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2015 and also was victorious at the high-banked, third-mile in 2002. Kraig Kinser took the checkered flag first in the 2012 edition of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.

Near the front

Donny Schatz has been one of the most consistent drivers at Beaver Dam with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, dating back to 1997. The North Dakota native has a pair of wins at Beaver Dam to go along with 18 top-10 finishes, with 13 of those being top-five performances. Schatz’s most recent win at Beaver Dam came in 2015.

Consistency is key

Daryn Pittman also has sensational stats at Beaver Dam Raceway. The 2013 series champion has a series-best four win at the track. Pittman has finished among the top-10 in 14 of his 18 starts at the track with 11 of those being top-five performances.

On the podium

Shane Stewart has finished first or second in each of his last two starts at Beaver Dam Raceway. The veteran driver was victorious at the track in 2017 and finished second last year. Stewart has seven top-10 finishes in nine starts at the high-banked, third-mile, with four of those being top-five performances.

Sheer determination

Brad Sweet scored a gritty win at Beaver Dam Raceway in 2014. That victory came a night after he was involved in a vicious wreck in Iowa, which cut his car in half and sent him to the hospital with an ankle injury. Less than 24 hours later, Sweet was back behind the wheel and gutted out the 40-laps to pick up the win. Sweet finished third last year at Beaver Dam and has four top-five finishes in six-career starts at the track.

Return visit

Carson Macedo, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, with the World of Outlaws this season, is a past winner at Beaver Dam Raceway with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA). Macedo won the Scott Semmelman Memorial in 2017. The Californian also won down the road in Beaver Dam at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in IRA completion in 2016, which marked his first-career IRA win.

Running up front

David Gravel has shown great consistency in his career at Beaver Dam Raceway. The 26-year-old has five top-10 finishes in seven appearances at the track. Gravel finished a career-best fifth in 2016 at the third-mile.

Racking up the starts

Jason Sides and Kraig Kinser each have competed in 15 or more races at Beaver Dam Raceway in their respective career. Kinser won at the track in 2012 and has six top-10 finishes over the years, while Sides has nine runs among the top-10, including a runner-up finish in 2003.

The younger set

Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart have each made five starts at Beaver Dam Raceway in their young career. Allen finished a career-best fourth at the track last year, which bettered a ninth-place showing in 2016. Schuchart finished 10th last year, which marked his third-career top-10 finish at the track.

Building a notebook

Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks have each made two starts at Beaver Dam Raceway, while Ian Madsen made his debut at the track last year. Each has a top-10 finish, with Madsen’s sixth-place effort, the best of the lot. Marks scored his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win in Wisconsin last year at Wilmot Raceway.

Invaders

A strong contingent of drivers who follow the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) full-time, are tentatively expected to be in attendance. Bill Balog, who won at Beaver Dam in 2016 against the Outlaws, leads the IRA contingent, along with Scotty Thiel, who won an IRA race at Wilmot last weekend and Jeremy Schultz, a past IRA champion, who hails from Beaver Dam.

Tickets

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Robert Ballou Has Busy Week Out East

PETERSEN MEDIA: Trekking to the East Coast with the USAC National Sprint Car Series during the annual ‘Eastern Storm’, Robert Ballou would have a whirlwind week that was highlighted by a sixth place finish at Grandview Speedway.

“We went out there and tried some things the first two nights, and I never could get where I needed to be,” Robert Ballou said. “Unfortunately the rain wiped a couple nights out, and we got wiped out at Port Royal to close the week.”

Opening the week long trip up on Tuesday night at Bridgeport Speedway, Ballou would have an event time trial session that saw him avoid disaster and end up with the eight quickest lap.

Heat race action saw the Rocklin, CA driver pick up a second place finish which in point lined him up eighth in the feature event.

With track prep taking place prior to the green flag dropping, and quick and narrow surface would make passing tough at times in the feature event. Taking a while to come to life, Ballou would make some headway late in the race as he worked his way up to finish sixth.

Traveling to Bridgeport Speedway on Wednesday night, Ballou would get off to a bit of a slow start as he timed the Dickinson Farms/Abreu Vineyards/Deaton’s Waterfront Service No. 12 machine in 14th fastest in time trials.

Able to race to a win in his heat race, ‘The Mad Man’ would grid the field from the 14th starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

Going a little too far on his set up changes for the feature, Ballou would battle a loose racecar on this night, that made for some uneasy moments. Doing all he could to make grip from the cockpit, Ballou would pick up a handful of positions over the course of the finale as he crossed the finish line with a 10th place finish.

Thursday night’s event would fall to rain before a scheduled day off on Friday led the series to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night.

Timing in 11th fastest in time trials at ‘The Speed Palace’, Ballou would finish second in his heat and find himself in the sixth row for what would be the final feature event of the week with Sunday succumbing to rain.

The feature event would be short lived for the California native as a driver would check up in front of him and with nowhere to go and damage would ensue ending his night.

“We kind of struggled the first two nights, and then at Port Royal we really weren’t able to see if our changes during the two off days made any difference or not,” Ballou said. “Thanks to everyone who made the trip possible.”

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

ON TAP: Ballou will return to action with the USAC National Sprint Car Series on Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway and then is tentatively scheduled to attend the Bob Darland Memorial at Kokomo Speedway on Sunday.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 14, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 4, Top-10’s- 10

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Brad Sweet and Brian Brown Lead the KSE Charge with Knoxville Raceway Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA: A couple of Knoxville heavyweights led the winning for KSE Racing Products over the weekend as Brian Brown and Brad Sweet each won World of Outlaws feature events at the famed facility.

Friday night, Brian Brown flexed his muscle as he simply dominated the feature. The win was Brown’s first career World of Outlaws triumph at the track he calls home. 2018 Knoxville Nationals Champion, Brad Sweet, returned to form on Saturday night, as he turned in a strong performance and captured the win in the series final tune up leading to this year’s Knoxville Nationals.

Though Mother Nature is wreaking havoc in Ohio and putting a damper on Speedweek, Dale Blaney and Kyle Larson have each used their KSE Racing Products to score wins.

Scott Bogucki had a big weekend with ASCS as he used KSE Racing Products to win at Brown County and Black Hills, Lucas Wolfe, Freddie Rahmer, and Danny Dietrich won in PA, Tyler Courtney won the Eastern Strorm finale at Port Royla, and DJ Netto and Justin Sanders won 360 races in CA.

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Miller Family Motorsports

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] June 18, 2019-The Miller Family Motorsports teams were back in action at the Plymouth Dirt Track (PDTR) this past Saturday evening.

The night started out with both brothers being in the same heat race. Adam started on the pole and Justin started 7th. As the green flag dropped, both brothers would have solid starts and Adam would settle into the 2nd spot and finish there. Justin made several moves to get up to 5th and he would finish there. There was excitement in the pit area as both brothers were locked into A-main action!

As the brothers rolled trackside for the nights' A-main event, Adam would start 11th and Justin would start 16th. On the initial start there would be in incident on the front stretch that would end Adam's night quickly as the Maxim chassis and several other key components on the #24M endured heavy damage; he would be unable to rejoin the field.

The 360 sprints were lined up once again and as the green flag dropped, Justin would take advantage of the re-start and make moves on the high and low side of the racetrack. The 25 lap A-main went green to checker and Justin would capture another top 10 finish by finishing 6th and once again capture the Hard Charger award sponsored by Kristine Hartmann-Pleasant View Realty.

On Father's Day the brothers along with several crew members disassembled the #24M and put together another car which will be ready to be shook down at Gravity Park's practice session this week Wednesday and when all goes well both brothers will be locked and loaded to head to SK Raceway in Unity, WI on Friday and Saturday they will return to the Plymouth Dirt Track.

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

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

 

 

Blake Carrick Scores Another Top-10 at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing his first season at Silver Dollar Speedway, Blake Carrick continues to gain confidence and compete up front as the youngster from Lincoln, CA recorded a seventh place finish on Friday night before a 15th place finish on Saturday in Hanford, CA.

“Getting to continually compete in Chico, CA I feel like we are getting better and I think our results show that,” Blake Carrick said. “Getting to some of these places I haven’t really ran before, I struggle a little but it is all part of the process.”

Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, Blake Carrick timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B entry in 11th fastest in time trials, which was good enough to put him on the front row of his heat race.

Starting alongside veteran ace, Kyle Hirst, Carrick would get the jump and go on to win his heat. With the Silver Dollar Speedway format rewarding heat race winners, Carrick found himself on the front row of the 35-lap David Tarter Memorial feature event.

With a star studded field checked in on this night, Carrick would slip back a little as he raced with the likes of Colby Copeland, Andy Forsberg, and Kalib Henry. Keep his machine well inside the Top-10, Carrick would cap his night off with his fifth Top-10 finish of the season by way of a seventh place finish.

Saturday night saw the Carrick Motorsports team travel south to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA as they went to battle with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Timing in third fastest in his time trial group, Carrick would pick up a fourth place finish in his heat race that transferred him directly into the 30-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the 15th starting position.

On a rough and tumble racing surface, Carrick would do what he could to adapt and keep the rubber side down, which proved to be tough to do for some. Battling with fellow youngsters Kaleb Montgomery, Tucker Worth, and Kyle Offill, Carrick would cap his weekend with a 15th place finish.

“It was tricky on Saturday night,” Carrick added. “Thanks to all my guys for their hard work.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick is set for another busy weekend in CA this week. At this time the team’s plan is not quite finalized.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5

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

 

 

Hunt Wingless Tour Ramps Back Up Saturday Night in Stockton, CA

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Folsom, CA)- After an extended break following a thrilling season opening event, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Tour fires back up on Saturday night as the series invades Stockton Dirt Track for the first of five visits in 2019.

During the season opening event, fans were treated to an absolutely classic between 2018 Series Champ, Shawn Jones, and eventual race winner, Jake Morgan. Going back and forth through traffic, the two put on one heck of a battle with Morgan getting the better of the deal and grabbing the feature event win.

If opening night was an indication for the season ahead, Hunt Wingless Tour fans are in for a treat as the series really comes to live through the Summer months.

Saturday night in Stockton, CA a few rules come into effect and are mandatory and those two rules are – the enforcement of front rack torsion bar retainers, and muffler supports. The standard Hunt Tour muffler rule will be effect on Saturday night at that includes big box Spin Tech muffler or the big Flowmaster Muffler.

With the King of the West Series also on Saturday night’s card, the Stockton Dirt Track will be a popular venue with all of the regions top drivers scheduled to be in attendance.

The grandstand gates open at 5pm, with General Admission (11 and up) tickets going on sale for $25, Kids (5-10) for $20, and those 4 and under admitted for free.

Paying homage to First Responders at the Stockton Dirt Track, all Firefighters, Police Officers, EMT, and Military personnel will also be admitted for Free.

2019 Schedule

June 22- Stockton Dirt (KWS/NARC)

July 7- Stockton Dirt Track (SCCT)

July 20- Merced Speedway

Aug. 10- Placerville Speedway

Aug. 17- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

Aug. 23- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Aug. 24- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

FALL DATE TBD- Marysville Raceway

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open 360’s)

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will return to action on June 22nd at Calistoga Speedway.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway)

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports tallies strong top-five at Plymouth

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 18, 2019 – The luck of the heat race passing points invert roll played right into the hands of Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team on the way to a rock solid top-five A-main showing in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

With yet another impressive field of 36 PDTR 360 Sprint Car drivers and teams assembled to do battle, an unlucky pill draw relegated Pokorski to the seventh starting position in the first 10-lap heat race of the evening.

The 27-year racing veteran wasted little time getting to work as he moved past Mike Decker to gain sixth place in turn one of the before passing Chris Flick for fifth in turn four on lap 1. Pokorski then worked his way around Brandon Berth into fourth place on lap 5 and held the fourth-place position the rest of the way to earn enough passing points to advance to the evening’s 25-lap A main.

“The heat race was very good,” Pokorski said. “We made the best of a bad draw. Then we had a little luck with the heat race passing points invert to start on the pole of the A main.”

The initial start of the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main was wiped clean on the opening lap following a four-car incident exiting turn four involving Brandon McMullen, Adam Miller, Bill Taylor and Josh Teunissen.

After rolling off from the pole position on the complete restart, Pokorski felt immediate pressure from outside front row starter Will Gerrits, who outpowered the West Bend driver to seize the lead in turn one of the opening circuit.

Pokorski then fell to third when Danny Schlafer worked his way past in turn three on the first lap. On lap 9, Travis Arenz worked his way around Pokorski to drop the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion to fourth in the running order.

Pokorski maintained the fourth position the rest of the way on the fast and smooth racing surface to record the team’s fifth top-10 and second top-five A-main finish of the 2019 Midwest Sprint Car Association campaign, while Gerrits went on to collect his first career MSA A-main victory.

“I was a little disappointed with the A-main,” Pokorski said. “I never like backing up, but it's hard to complain about a fourth-place finish. We also learned a few things and will try to improve the car for next week with those changes.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team is set to take part in another MSA doubleheader racing weekend kicking off on Friday, June 21 at SK Speedway (formerly Spring Lake Speedway) in Unity, Wis. Hot laps are slated to begin at 5:45 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, June 22, the Pokorski Motorsports team returns to The Plymouth Dirt Track for a four-division program, including the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 6 p.m.

“I always look forward to two-race weekends,” Pokorski said. “Going to SK Speedway in Unity is fun. It is always nice to get to race in front of fans who don't always get to see Sprint Car racing. I hope we [MSA] put on in a good show for them.”

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Goeden’s Auto Body

As one of Pokorski Motorsports’ longest-running and most-valued sponsors, Goeden’s Auto Body, located at 2417 Highway 28 East in Kewaskum, has been in business since 1971. In 2015, David “Dusty” Goeden took over ownership of the family-owned business.

Goeden’s Auto Body specializes in quality, top-notch auto body repair, with a focus on collision work. Goeden’s also offers classic vehicle restoration and rust repair. In addition, it will work with all insurance companies. Goeden’s Auto Body uses PPG paints and clear coats, offers towing services and a locked fenced storage area. Continuing the Goeden Auto Body tradition, free loaner cars are also available.

“At Goeden’s Auto Body, we were born to perform,” Dave “Dusty” Goeden, Goeden’s Auto Body owner said. “With over 50 years of doing business and our racing involvement on and off the track, we know how to treat our customers like winners. With every job, we push ourselves to improve our performance and deliver a winning product. We work with all insurance companies, provide free computerized estimates and loaner vehicles while we repair your vehicle. Give us a call when you need a tow or some auto body work. Remember you, not your insurance company, have the right to choose where to take your vehicle for repairs.”

For more information on Goeden’s Auto Body, call 262-334-2759 or e-mail goedenauto@gmail.com.
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2019 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule.
Friday, June 21 – SK Speedway, Unity, Wis.
Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, June 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Wednesday, July 3 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, July 6 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis.
Friday, July 12 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis.
Saturday, July 13 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 8
MSA events – 7
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 2
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 5
Heat Race Victories – 1

 

 

Brian Brown Earns Special World of Outlaws Win at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 18, 2019) - Brian Brown captured his fifth career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory last Friday at Knoxville Raceway, which hosted the Brownells Big Guns Bash.

It was his first Outlaws win at his home track, where he now has 48 career victories in the 410ci winged sprint car division.

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 1 (3).

"The goal was to go in there and have a solid night like we've had every night so far," Brown said. "We started off well going second quick in our group. We were able to win the heat. The dash draw wasn't the best in the world, but we were able to make some good out of that. I feel like that was a huge part of our night. On the start of the feature we got a really good start from third. I'm not sure we would have been able to do that from fourth or fifth. We got out there and got into a rhythm and made some decent moves in traffic to give us some breathing room.

"It was a pretty solid night. I'm proud of Chad, Nate and my dad. It was one of the bigger nights of my career and it was good for the fans. They deserve to have those special moments like the PA Posse fans get."

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (7); Feature: 7 (6).

"Really the night started similar to Friday," Brown said. "In the dash draw there was a one, two and a seven left when I drew and I got the seven. That wasn't the best scenario, especially with all the rain they had during the night. We knew it'd be tough to pass. We were able to go from seventh to sixth in the dash. We took off in the feature and on the initial start I got right to third. I felt like we'd be in a good spot to hopefully contend for another win. That got called back and on the second start I just didn't get going as well. I made a little mistake and two cars got by me. It was tough to make up ground and we weren't as good as we needed to be to move up there. The conditions were a little tougher and I didn't run 25 perfect laps."

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"We're using every opportunity we have to get to Knoxville as being able to fine-tune things and work toward our ultimate goal," Brown said. "You can go there and try a few things here or there, and it's still a very good payday. And we're looking forward to Dubuque. I've watched some videos of it. It looks like a pretty good little track."

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 17 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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"Lincoln Electric came on board a few years ago," Brown said. "It's nice to know if we need to weld anything we have the best equipment available and we have that with Lincoln Electric."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 


 

Kerry Madsen Moves Forward Throughout Friday's World of Outlaws Race at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 18, 2019) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen produced a 13th-place result on Friday to kick off the Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville Raceway.

That was the best result of the weekend for the KI Crossbows backed team, which worked to overcome mid-pack qualifying runs each night during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"We're not sure why we were off the pace," Madsen said. "That's unusual for us. The car felt good and the laps were good. I don't know why we didn't have the speed. We're going to try to figure that out this week."

Madsen timed in 10th quickest in his group on Friday. He advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race before gaining two positions in the main event to end 13th.

"We weren't bad early in the A Main, but the left rear tire shrunk two and a half inches," he said. "It kept us pretty free at the end of the run. We got in line and couldn't pass anyone at that point."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Madsen qualifying 13th quickest in his group. A seventh-place finish in a heat race relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. Madsen placed fourth in the race to garner the final transfer into the main event.

"We battled in the back and we passed a few and got passed by a few," he said. "I ended up pulling in later in the race because I thought we had an issue, but it turned out not to be anything."

The team will return to action this Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam., Wis., during the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers before racing on Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws.

Madsen won an IRA Sprint Car Series event at Beaver Dam Raceway last year. Sunday will mark his debut at Dubuque Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 13 (15).

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: DNF (24).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 8 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam., Wis., for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers and Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Kraig Kinser Garners Top-10 Result at Knoxville During Brownells Big Guns Bash Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 18, 2019) - An eighth-place result was the weekend highlight for Kraig Kinser, who invaded Knoxville Raceway during the Brownells Big Guns Bash.

Kinser qualified 10th quickest in his group before advancing from fifth to third place in a heat race on Friday. He capped the night by rallying from 12th to eighth in the A Main. It marked his ninth top 10 of the season.

"We felt pretty good," he said. "I had a car that could maneuver, but it was pretty top dominant so about everybody was up top. It was too hard to pass down low. There were some big sliders. Getting in a good position on the restarts was helpful. Any time you run good at Knoxville it's great."

Saturday started just as strong as Kinser timed in fifth quickest in his group. A fifth-place outing in a heat race locked him into the 17 th starting position for the main event.

"It was a long day trying to outlast some rain," he said. "We were fortunate we got the race in. We qualified good, but couldn't take advantage of it. We were starting third in the heat and had a shot to make the dash if things went right. Things went wrong and we ended fifth. You have to take advantage when you qualify well and we didn't. It was hard to make progress in the main event. The track was fast and a little narrower. We weren't as good as we were for the Friday show either. We have some stuff to work on."

Kinser ended with a 17th-place result.

Kinser returns to competition this Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam., Wis., during the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers. He will wrap up the weekend on Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa.

Kinser won a World of Outlaws race at Beaver Dam Raceway in 2012. Sunday will mark his debut at Dubuque Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 8 (12).

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 17 (17).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam., Wis., for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers and Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems

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"They make great and reliable parts," Kinser said. "We've used their pumps for years and it's been a great relationship."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Profile by Sanford, Sander Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, KSE Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Southern Pacific Farms, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, VanHorn Racing Graphics, Wings Unlimited, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, Crow Enterprises, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Steps Forward Throughout Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 18, 2019) - Trey Starks continues to hold onto the top rookie status at Knoxville Raceway following a tough World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader last weekend.

Starks kicked off the Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday by qualifying 14 th quickest in his group. The Gobrecht Motorsports driver advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race and from seventh to fifth place in the Last Chance Showdown, but each time he was only one position shy of transferring into the main event.

"We didn't have the qualifying results that we wanted," he said. "It seemed like we were battling for a transfer spot all night. We raced (James) McFadden back and forth for the transfer in the heat and the same thing with Ian Madsen in the B Main. We were close, but didn't quite finish it out."

Saturday was an improvement as Starks timed in 12th quickest in his group. He gained a position in a heat race to finish fifth, which locked him into the main event. Unfortunately, a blown right rear tire relegated him to the back of the field.

"We ended up with a flat tire three laps in and that put us behind," he said. "We got it changed and back out there, but it put us to the tail. The track was tough to race on because of all the rain. We just tried to salvage the weekend and survive and roll the car into the trailer in one piece."

Starks closed the night by placing 22nd in the feature.

He is slated to compete this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway; and Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws.

"I'm really excited to get back to Jackson," he said. "We had a really good run there two weeks ago so I think we have a good shot to win there. We're excited to keep working on what we're building on at Knoxville, too. And I love new tracks so I'm excited to see what's in store in Dubuque."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 5 (7).

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 22 (20).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fibreworks Composites

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"Fibreworks Composites makes custom seats and bodies for our race team," Starks said. "I never realized there was a difference in a seat until I used Fibreworks Composites and I'll never switch."

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

 

 

Crockett Captures Two Top 10s During ASCS National Tour Action in South Dakota

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (June 18, 2019) - Roger Crockett is inching closer to the consistency that his program strives to achieve.

Crockett produced a pair of top-10 results during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader in South Dakota last weekend. He now ranks sixth in the championship standings - only 22 points out of the top five.

"Both tracks we went to were fun," he said after making his debut at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen on Friday and at Black Hills Speedway on Saturday. "For the layout of it Black Hills was fairly racy. I really liked the place. It's a really cool setting the way it sits down. The track was wide with plenty of room to race. I really enjoyed it."

The air quality was the biggest obstacle all weekend for Crockett, who finished third in a heat race and eighth in the main event on Friday at Brown County Speedway.

"The first night we struggled getting the tune-up right on the motor," he said. "We didn't really get it a whole lot better. The air is so bad and our fuel sheet doesn't go that far. We thought we went far enough and just didn't.

"I had anticipated in this part of the country you don't really know exactly what the air will be until you get there. We'll have the same thing in Montana in a couple of weeks. I need to call and give more information to the engine builder so they can get me dialed in."

Saturday was smoother at Black Hills Speedway, where Crockett advanced from fourth to second in a heat race and from fifth to fourth place in the A Main.

"The car handled great all night and had decent speed," he said. "If we had the motor crisp we could have been on the podium. We almost were on it even with the way it was."

Next up is the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup this Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"I have had a lot of good runs at the Dirt Cup and at Skagit in general," Crockett said. "It's been a comfortable place for me even though a lot has changed over the years. I really enjoy going there and you won't find a cooler setting in our sport. It's a classic place and I appreciate it every time I go there."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (7).

June 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 48 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Olson Custom Designs

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"The OCD in their name fits because they are OCD about their product," Crockett said. "They are so picky about building a great product. People looking for top notch and high quality, they are really good at it. What they've been able to build in a short time is amazing. They have a really cool wing ramp clamp that works really good and their birdcages are really, really nice."

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Chevrolet, BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Weld Racing, JR-1 Chassis, Champion Racing Oil, Tracker Native Tobacco, Bell Helmets, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Sponsored Bogucki Sweeps ASCS National Tour Weekend in South Dakota

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (June 18, 2019) - Australian Scott Bogucki just swept a weekend of racing for the first time in his racing career in the United States.

Bogucki and his SawBlade.com sponsored team won both Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events in South Dakota last weekend. His second straight solid week of racing moved him into third in the championship standings.

"We've swept a lot of weekends in Australia, but this is the first in the United States," he said. "This is huge for our little team. Having my friend Jack (Mccarthy) over here has helped me tremendously. This has been a big financial strain on my family, but Jack and I have been together for a long time and he helps keep me focused and calm."

The weekend started on Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, where Bogucki admits the team struggled early as they finished fourth in a heat race.

"We really weren't that good in the heat," he said. "I didn't feel quite right in the car. We changed three bars for the feature and figured we'd see what happens. We got rolling a lot better and picked off cars. The leader had an issue with a lapped car and I was there to take advantage. Brown County surprised me; it was a racy track."

The next night at Black Hills Speedway a charge from fifth in his heat race to take the win put Bogucki on the front row for the feature.

"It was the first time I had laid eyes on Black Hills," he said. "It was a lot bigger than I expected. The only thing we changed for the feature was stagger and a wheel spacer and it worked."

Bogucki charged into the lead at the drop of the green, but a close call in traffic nearly cost him the race. He dove low in turns one and two to get around the driver with defending ASCS National tour champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. closing. Bogucki made contact while lapping the driver, who then got into Hafertepe Jr.

"I felt bad about that, but you can't be timid in traffic if you want to win," Bogucki said. "I hadn't gone near the bottom the whole race and it was a lot slicker than I thought. We were fortunate we didn't get any damage.

"Getting that second win was more stressful than the first one last year. When you go that long without a win you start to wonder if that first one was a fluke. Now we have the monkey off our back and have proved we can win consistently."

The ASCS National Tour now heads west to Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup this Thursday through Saturday.

"We did very well out there last year," Bogucki said. "I was the first Australian to sit on the pole for the Dirt Cup race and we finished second. Plus I love it out there. We get to play tourist for a few days and relax."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 1 (6).

June 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 48 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

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"I can't thank SawBlade and all our sponsors enough for all their help," Bogucki said. "I know it sounds cliché, but we really couldn't do this without them. I also want to thank Dissolvalloy for sticking with me all these years."

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

 

 

Trenca Ties Career-Best Result at Selinsgrove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (June 18, 2019) - Joe Trenca earned his fifth top 10 of the season last Saturday during a Patriot Sprint Tour event at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The seventh-place run tied Trenca's career-best result at the oval. He first achieved that finish in August 2014.

"There was a decent car count with a lot of good cars," the Mucci Motorsports driver said. "The locals are really tough. We were 11 th quickest in hot laps and I knew we needed to be a tenth quicker in qualifying. We were third quick for a while, but I think the track got faster as it went on."

Trenca qualified seventh quickest. He then placed third in a heat race and lined up third for the A Main.

"We had a red flag on Lap 2 and we broke a left rear shock," he said. "It was tough. We fell back a few more positions to 11th and then started working our way forward around Lap 16. It was like a bouncy ball on the left rear. I thought we had a left rear tire going down, but it turned out to be the shock."

Trenca rallied to overcome the problem for the seventh-place finish.

He is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Sunday at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., during the Cole Cup with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 7 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Sunday at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., for the Cole Cup with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Seals-It

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"They are a business that specializes in seals for a whole bunch of stuff," Trenca said. "They do military stuff, racing stuff, automotive stuff. Ever since I started racing quarter midgets Seals-It has been a part of the program and we really appreciate their support."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Hill Records Two Top 10s in South Dakota With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (June 18, 2019) - Alex Hill scored her first two top-10 finishes this year with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last weekend in South Dakota.

"It was a pretty decent weekend," she said. "We ran some good laps on slick tracks, which are the more difficult tracks for me. That was encouraging."

Hill began her weekend on Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, where she settled for a 10th-place finish after a slight miscue cost her a couple of positions late in the race.

"I had been running the top of the track and had moved up to eighth," said Hill, who started 10th after advancing from sixth to fifth place in a heat race. "We had a restart around halfway and I moved to the bottom. I was doing pretty well until I clipped an infield tire near the end of the race. It bent my steering and I finished 10th."

Hill began the following night at Black Hills Speedway with a solid run in her heat race after starting fifth.

"I was able to move up to second when we had an open red for a non-racing situation," she said. "I got passed on the restart and finished third. We had a faster car than the others before the open red and I think we would have finished second or won it if the race wouldn't have stopped."

Hill qualified for the feature redraw and drew the seventh starting position in the main event.

"I lost a spot or two on the start," she said. "I had a little trouble getting around the lapped cars and got passed by another car later to finish 10th. It was difficult to pass later in the race since the track took rubber."

Next up for Hill and the ASCS National Tour is the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., this Thursday through Saturday.

"I'm excited to race the Dirt Cup," Hill said. "It's a great event and I really like Skagit. We've been decent there in the past and we've been running better lately so we're hoping to keep improving. It's a tough event with lots of strong competition. I'm also looking forward to seeing our Washington friends."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. - Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 10 (10).

June 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 10 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 48 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BearPaw Gas and Convenience

Founded in 1992, BearPaw Gas and Convenience now has two locations on the Six Nations Reserve after adding a second store last December. BearPaw is a full-scale gas and tobacco convenience store.

"BearPaw is my dad's convenience store," Hill said. "It's also where I've worked in the past and has been a major part of our race team."

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

 

 

 

Price Produces Season-Best ASCS National Tour Result at Black Hills Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (June 18, 2019) - Robbie Price hustled to his best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature finish this season during the final race of a doubleheader last weekend.

It was a big boost following a frustrating recent month of racing, which continued on Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. Price placed fourth in a heat race and 14th in the A Main.

"I had a barrel valve issue and our engine wasn't running right," he said. "I thought it was the mag so we changed that during the day on Saturday. It didn't want to run so we changed more stuff. We eventually decided to change motors."

Price pulled in before the start of his heat race on Saturday evening at Black Hills Speedway and the team began to change the engine. He then started near the back of the B Main and charged from 10th to win it, earning a transfer into the main event. Price continued to march forward as he rallied from 17th to a seventh-place finish. It garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We were definitely better in the A Main," he said. "I felt pretty good. The last yellow hurt us. We also had a rock wreck a shock so we were running around there with only three shocks. Otherwise I think we had a top-five car. It was good to finally have a good run and get some morale back in the team."

Price heads to familiar territory this weekend as the ASCS National Tour visits Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., this Thursday through Saturday for the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.

"I expect to run in the top three every night," he said. "I have high expectations. We'll go out there and run our own race and do the best we can."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 14 (9).

June 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: DNS (-); B Main: 1 (10); Feature: 7 (17).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 48 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Skagit Speedway

Skagit Speedway is a high-banked dirt track located in Alger, Wash. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

"It's awesome to have someone like Steve Beitler who spent time traveling the country and racing to support a team like ours as we're doing the same thing," Price said. "We're really looking forward to getting back to our home track for the Dirt Cup."

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

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Thompson Relishing Sprintcar Ride

Since experiencing his initiation into Sprintcar racing three seasons ago, Andrew Thompson is thoroughly enjoying his campaign, with persistence being the key towards his progression.

Having been an avid speedway spectator, it wasn’t until the 2014-15 season that Thompson launched his own competitive racing career via the Wingless Sprint class off the back of no prior racing experience, first following some valuable advice to build his own small enclosed trailer prior to hitting the track.

Contesting half a dozen race meetingsthroughout that season and the next aboard an ART Chassis, Thompson quickly decided to challenge himself even further by pursuing his desire to race Sprintcars.

Purchasing an Eagle Chassis from South Australian Sam Putland, the Newham, Victoria-based driver had what he described as a relaxed introduction to the class in 2016-17, participating in several rounds of the 360 Sprintcar All Star Series, before spending the 2017-18 season on the sidelines due to work commitments.

Upgrading to a 410ci engine, Thompson made his 410 Sprintcar debut during the 2018 Chariots of Thunder Series at Darwin’s Northline Speedway and the Dance in the Desert event at Alice Springs’ Arunga Park Speedway, going up against some of the country’s best drivers and banking valuable experience that he’s been able to draw on this season.

Having taken his team to the next level by building a large transporter, Thompson continued to learn as much as he could throughout the 2018-19 season, once again participating in half a dozen race meetings, which included several 360 Sprintcar outings at Mildura’s Timmis Speedway and Simpson Speedway, along with the coveted Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Although it may have been a challenge for Thompson, who got his first real taste of the level of talent Australia has to offer during what is arguably the largest Sprintcar event in the country, the determined 23-year-old pilot of the Vic # 53 Central Vic Earthworks supported Eagle car refuses to let these challenges deter him from honing his race craft.

Planning to return to Australia’s Top End to contest the Chariots of Thunder Series in August if work permits, Thompson looks forward to continuing his campaign throughout Victoria next season, gaining as much experience as possible at tracks such as Geelong’s Avalon Raceway and Premier Speedway.

Thompson would like to thank the following 2018-19 sponsors for their support:
Central Vic Earthworks
Tuckett Motorsport
Adam’s Transport Equipment

Special thanks go to Thompson’s father-in-law Craig, fiancée Tahnee, Luke and Matt Tuckett, Ray, Paul and Chris Solomon, and Freddy Baker from Max Dumesny Motorsport.

 

 

Schmelzle Excited for Dirt Cup This Weekend at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - COLVILLE, Wash. (June 18, 2019) - Chris Schmelzle is bound for the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup this weekend.

Schmelzle will invade Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., this Thursday through Saturday for the marquee Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

"The pill draw format can dictate how your night can go," he said. "I'm hoping we can draw well enough to put ourselves in a position to make the qualifiers and get as many points as we can. After that if you're in a half decent position in the main event, if we could get a couple of top 10s I'd be pretty satisfied."

This weekend will mark Schmelzle's first races with the ASCS National Tour since June 2018 when he tied his career-best ASCS National Tour finish of 11th. He also earned that result in 2007.

"You really have to be on top of your game and make every lap count," he said. "If you make mistakes you'll lose a position or two. You have to make your moves count and be up on the wheel."

Schmelzle has competed in the event multiple times when it was a 410ci winged sprint car program and more recently as a 360ci winged sprint car show.

"I haven't run Dirt Cup as a driver a lot, but I've been there since 1978 almost every year," he said. "I think two years ago was our best year. We made all the A Mains and had a good time."

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 48 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisschmelzle?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chris_57c/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CS Fabworks

CS Fabworks, which is based in Colville, Wash., offers race car and hot rod fabrication. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CS-fabworks-1665446173673983/ .

"We specialize in custom race car fabrication and hot rod fabrication," Schmelzle said. "We're not an off-the-shelf parts company. We deal mostly in custom work."

Schmelzle would also like to thank Walt and Fran Petersen, Carey's Auto Body, Rodgers Racing Engines, Rocket Designs and Naake Suspension for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Continue to Gel During World of Outlaws Weekend at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 18, 2019) - The growth of the Mike Sandvig owned sprint car team continues to show as Justin Henderson is in his first full year behind the wheel.

The team is focusing on 410ci winged sprint car racing - primarily at Knoxville Raceway - through the summer before closing the year by hitting some marquee 360ci winged sprint car shows.

"We got together in the fall of last year," said Sandvig, who has owned a sprint car for approximately 20 years. "We're trying to get a baseline. We're behind the eight ball because of Mother Nature. We both own our own businesses so we can't just take off and travel. The racing has to fit into our schedules. We're basically chasing points at Knoxville and then we'll do the Jackson Nationals and some other shows."

The team had a half-dozen starts under its belt entering the Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville Raceway last weekend. The action began on Friday with Henderson qualifying 17th quickest in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series group. He then advanced from ninth to eighth place in a heat race and from 13th to sixth place in the Last Chance Showdown, ending the night only two positions out of transferring to the main event.

"We just didn't qualify very well and that put us behind for the rest of the night," Henderson said. "We passed quite a few cars in the B Main. We were maneuverable and raced well, but just couldn't make it to the transfer."

Saturday was a bit smoother for the team as Henderson timed in 11 th quickest in his group. A sixth-place heat race run was followed by a third-place outing in the Last Chance Showdown. Henderson closed the night by gaining a pair of positions to place 21st in the feature.

"We had a decent starting spot in the heat, but on the first lap I jumped Jacob Allen's tire and fell back," he said. "We made it back up to sixth, but didn't get a transfer. We felt strong in the B Main. Then in the feature, starting as far back as we did, we never really got our speed up fast enough and wasn't able to pass cars.

"We learned a lot about the car and the balance. I feel like we took a lot of good things away from Friday and Saturday night. When you race that many extra good cars at one night you can learn a lot."

The team is slated to return to action this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 6 (13).

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 21 (23).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Buildings

Morton Buildings builds the finest, pole barns, equestrian buildings, steel buildings and more. For more information, visit http://www.MortonBuildings.com .

"We've had a relationship with Morton Buildings for more than four years and they've really grown in the racing scene," Sandvig said. "We're thrilled to have such a reputable sponsor as part of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank DeBerg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, Enzlinger Electric, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, Triple X Race Co., Vortex Wings, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Joshua Shipley Earns Second Win and Takes Over ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (June 18, 2019) - Joshua Shipley grabbed his second win of the season with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Arizona Speedway. That performance also propelled him into the points lead for the series.

"I started second in my heat race and immediately got to the lead," he said. "We were able to walk away with the heat win, which felt pretty good. The track was only one lane, but it was really fast."

Shipley was the third qualifier and he drew the No. 3 for the A Main. He got to second right at the start, but the flagman ended up calling it back. Following the complete restart, Shipley maintained the third position and watched the other cars run the bottom.

"I could tell the bottom was going to go away eventually," he said. "There was a big cushion up on the wall, but no one was running it. I knew that the only way I'd have a chance to gain positions was to give it a run up there."

Shipley stayed at the top and was still in third position when Lap 12 featured three cautions. Under yellow, Shipley could see the bottom had gone away and knew he'd need to take the top on the restart.

"I took second place off turn two and took the lead off turn four," he said. "The car was hooked up, the engine was running well and I felt like I made the right choices all race long. I knew the track would eventually come to me and it did."

With that win, Shipley earned the points lead over his brother, Kyle.

The next race for the series is July 6 at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

July 6 at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blud Racing Lubricants

Blud Lubricants produces 100 percent synthetic oils and lubricants that are designed and engineered to enhance the precision engineered vehicles that use the product. For more information, visit https://www.bludlubricants.com .

"Blud Lubricants joined our team and we're so excited to have them on board," Shipley said. "They've been so helpful and we've really enjoyed this partnership."

Shipley would also like to thank Christie Grading & Paving, The Race Shack, Speed Sports, Rock Knockers and Aero Armour Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Products.

 

 

Masse Posts Pair of Top-10 Finishes at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (June 18, 2019) - Cody Masse earned a pair of top-10 results last weekend during NSA Series competition at Electric City Speedway.

"We were pleased with our weekend since we haven't run that well in Great Falls in the past," he said. "We were really happy with the speed and the handling of the car. We have some confidence now and we have something to build on for the meat of the season coming up next month."

The doubleheader weekend for Masse began on Friday with a satisfying run in his heat race.

"We started fifth and finished fourth on a track that was heavy and difficult to pass on," he said. "I was happy to learn we had the fastest lap in the race, especially since this was the first 'real' night on our new motor after the issues we had in Edmonton."

Masse drew the fifth starting spot for the feature.

"I didn't have a very good start and fell back to about eighth," he said. "The car was a bit tight early in the race. It took me too long to figure out how to drive it. But once I did, the car was really good. I got back up to seventh, but I felt my right rear tire going soft with about four laps to go. I kept slowing and was about to pull in when I saw the white flag so I decided to limp it to the checkered and finished ninth.

"The good news was that we had the fastest lap in the feature, just like we did in the heat race. That proves we have the speed now. We just need the execution."

Saturday night also started out well as Masse picked up the win in his heat race after starting second.

"I got a solid start to take the lead going into turn one," he said. "I was able to hold off some good cars for the win. I think I finished second in heat races about five times last year and hadn't won one since 2015 so it was nice to finally win one again."

Masse drew the fifth starting position for the feature for the second night in a row.

"A couple of cars got by me on the start so I might have to be more aggressive on my future starts," he said. "I slipped back to seventh and was racing for sixth for a while, but couldn't make the pass stick. I eventually got caught behind a couple of lapped cars and had a hard time making up ground since the last 21 laps went without a restart. I finished seventh. It was a fun track where you could rip the top with enough grip on the bottom to give you a chance to pass someone."

The next planned competition for Masse will be this Saturday at Big Sky Speedway near Billings, Mont., during an ASCS Frontier Region race that was postponed from earlier this year.

"Billings is similar to Great Falls," he said. "It's a place where we haven't had a ton of success in the past. We did better in our second visit there last year compared to the first and we're hoping to continue to build on that along with our momentum from this past weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (5).

June 15 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race 1 (2); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - D.A. Building Systems

Founded in 1980 and owned and operated by Doug and Scott Grenier, D.A. Building Systems is a proud local manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings in Southern Alberta. They specialize in agricultural, commercial and oilfield steel buildings as well as mechanical and pipe insulation for oilfield applications. D.A. Bulding Systems operates uniquely in that clients work directly with the manufacturer and sales professionals locally in Lethbridge, Alberta. Their quality steel buildings are built to the customer's specifications and engineered to meet all building codes.

"D.A. Building Systems Ltd. has been a longtime supporter of Masse Racing," Masse said. "Their performance-based, family-driven business values make them the perfect partner for our race team."

Masse would also like to thank DaVinci Signs, Beaches Pub and Grill, Canadian Tire Lethbridge South, RE/MAX - Glary Klassen, Dunlop Ford, Silver Automotive, Flaman Rentals, Royal Taxi, C.E.P. Automotive, Noble Powder Coating, Kustom Auto Body, AMSOIL and Kawneer Lethbridge for their continued support.

 

 

NEWS FROM PPB MOTORSPORTS 2020 PRESENTED BY SUNOCO RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

SPONSORS RETURN, EXHIBIT SPACE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 35TH ANNUAL PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2020 FUELED BY SUNOCO, DISTRIBUTED BY INSINGER PERFORMANCE SHOW

OAKS, PA JUNE 18, 2019 Pioneer Pole Buildings and Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance will return as major sponsors of the 35th annual Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show. The three-day 2020 event returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for an 11th year on Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 17th - 19th.

The PPB Motorsports presented by Sunoco show will again offer attendees the opportunity to see up close over 200 race cars of all kinds spread across the 250,000 square feet of exhibit space. Everything imaginable in motorsports for racers and fans will be on exhibit and often available at special show pricing. Speedway and race organizations often release new schedules at the show and make special announcements.

Show promoter Len Sammons is already working on lining up a headline racing celebrity for the 2020 show. NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip was a big attraction in 2020, taking with fans and signing autographs. Tony Stewart and Richard Petty headlined in 2019 and 2018.

Aqua-Duck Water Transport is also returning for a second year as sponsor of the always popular Ms. Motorsports Pageant which will be held on Saturday evening when the winner will receive a $1,500 check.

“The 35th annual show is already building to be another huge success. As the show continues to grow in popularity, attendees just never know what or who they might find while wandering the show aisles,” said Sammons.

Exhibitors in the 2019 show had until June 16th to renew, enlarge or move their space to a new location. The response has been huge and early renewals have been coming in right on up to the deadline.

All remaining exhibit space is now available on a first come, first serve basis. A new show brochure, outlining the floor layout and all the information that exhibitors will need is available on-line at motorsportstradeshow.com, by sending an email to Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com or by calling the show office at 609-888-3618.

After the show the fun continues at the nearby Valley Forge Casino Resort, heralded in 2019 for great food and beverage available late night at multiple locations. As a bonus a live feed from the Tulsa, OK Chili Bowl Midget Car race was also available for viewing on multi-screens.

Sold-out last year show weekend, the Valley Forge Resort offers high quality rooms at a discount price of $89 to show attendees in advance who access a web-link available at the show web-site under “host hotel” or by calling the hotel using a special discount code.

“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks continues to be a great location in the center of the northeast motorsports world right in the suburbs of Philadelphia,” said Sammons.

“It’s easy in and easy out with plenty of Free parking surrounding the Expo Center. It has become a very popular location with show attendees and exhibitors with great nightlife and gambling afterwards at the host hotel.”

 

 

Robinson, Curran, Freethy, Sorensen Share Antioch Speedway Spotlight

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...June 15...Ryan Robinson won the 20 lap All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Robinson is a regular at Placerville Speedway, but he made the trip to Antioch as his track wasn't running. Robinson raced into lead from his outside front row starting spot ahead of Roberto Kirby and Jacob Tuttle. Working lap six, Tuttle thrilled the crowd when he did a wheelie down the back straightaway. Tuttle raced around the outside of Kirby down the backstretch on lap 11 to take second, but at that point Robinson held a commanding lead. Robinson scored the victory ahead of Tuttle, Jayson Bright, Shawn Arriaga and Justyn Cox.

For information on the next scheduled race, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Unofficial Race Results All Star Series Antioch Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars Heat Winners (8 laps)-Joel Myers, Jayson Bright. Main Event (20 laps)-Ryan Robinson, Jacob Tuttle, Jayson Bright, Shawn Arriaga, Justyn Cox, Brad Dillard, Danny Wagner, Art McCarthy, Joel Myers Jr, Roberto Kirby.

 

 

Mike Wheeler #1w and his young son Mikey Jr after winning his first career Sprint Car race at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Wheeler Grabs First Career Sprint Car Victory At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...June 15...Mike Wheeler won the 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Wheeler is a decorated champion on the Outlaw 500 Kart circuit, but this was his first win in the Sprint Car class. It came after a close three-car battle for the lead during the first half of the race.

There were 11 competitors for the show, but Bailey Hibbard scratched prior to the heat races with motor issues. His father David Hibbard won the first eight lap heat ahead of Blaine Cory. The second heat saw rookie Jared Hood lead the way for the first six laps before being passed by Wheeler for the lead and eventual victory. Hood settled for second. They came back for a four lap Scramble race to determine the first two rows of the Main Event. Cory won that race ahead of David Hibbard.

Cory raced into the lead at the start of the Main Event ahead of David Hibbard and Mike Wheeler. A yellow flag waved after two laps when Enrique Jaime stalled in the second turn. Cory continued to lead Hibbard, but Anissa Curtice spun in Turn 2 for a lap three caution flag. Hibbard had been taking looks to the outside of Cory, but as Cory continued to lead the restart, it was Wheeler making an outside pass in Turn 4 to take second from Hibbard. Cory and Wheeler began to pull away just a little bit in the battle for the lead, and Curtice spun in Turn 2 for a lap 11 yellow flag. She was able to keep her car under power, but the yellow flag still waived. Hood headed to the pits. Cory led the field to the green flag, but Wheeler again made an outside pass as they exited Turn 2 and charged down the front straightaway to take the lead as they completed the lap. Wheeler would lead the rest of the way as there were no more yellow flags. Cory settled for second, followed by David Hibbard, Charlie Thompson, Enrique Jaime, TJ Winningham, David Marble, Curtice, Hood and Johnny Burke.

The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars will be back on June 29th along with the Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks, JOAT Labs Hornets, Valley Store All Late Model Lites and OTRO Hardtops. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Charlie Thompson, Johnny Burke, Enrique Jaime, Bailey Hibbard DNS.

Heat 2-Mike Wheeler, Jared Hood, TJ Winningham, David Marble, Anissa Curtice.

Main Event-Mike Wheeler, Blaine Cory, David Hibbard, Charlie Thompson, Enrique Jaime, TJ Winningham, David Marble, Anissa Curtice, Jared Hood, Johnny Burke, Bailey Hibbard DNS.

 

 

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing

USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS RETURN TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY JUNE 29!

(Perris, CA, June 18, 2019) There is no racing this Saturday night, June 22nd, at Perris Auto Speedway. Saturday night racing will return when the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars come back to the famous half-mile clay oval on June 29th. LKQ Pick Your Part will present Night of Destruction #4 and the City of Perris will present the biggest fireworks extravaganza in Riverside County on July 4th. City of Perris residents will be admitted free with proof of residency on the 4th. The PASSCAR Stock Car Series and IMCA Modifieds come back to The PAS on July 20th.

While there is no racing at The PAS this Saturday night, the So Cal Oval Karters will be staging their first road race of 2019 on The PAS infield in the afternoon. Entry will be through the pit gate and fans are urged to bring lawn chairs and coolers as the main grandstands and concessions will not be open. Gates will open at 9:00 A.M. with racing at noon.

Advance tickets for all Perris Auto Speedway events are available 24-hours a day online at https://bit.ly/2Aa50Lj or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance for any race, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on race night.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVD’s of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Decker

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Cory Turner Races To Career-Best Weekend With Back-to-Back Wins
 

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (June 17, 2019) – Like any racecar driver, Cory Turner set out to win the two races he had on his schedule this past weekend. And for the first time in his career, the driver of the Burger Barn/Ace 1 Construction/Mobil 1 No.13 360 Sprint Car did just that with a victory Friday, June 14 at Ohsweken Speedway before beginning his Southern Ontario Sprints championship defense with a win on Saturday, June 15 at Brighton Speedway.

“That’s the first time I’ve ever won back-to-back nights in the same weekend in any form of racing, so that was really cool,” Turner said. “We had a little bit of luck on our side.”

On Friday night at Ohsweken, Turner recorded a perfect night. He claimed a heat race win before the Feature victory. The main event win was one he had to earn. He started seventh and raced into second by the time of a lap 11 red flag when the leader wrecked. From there, Turner outran Mack DeMan to secure his first win of the season and first triumph for his Burger Barn team.

“Jay has got us some really good bullets under the hood. I knew Mack was going to be all over me so when we got to lapped traffic we had to make quick time of them,” Turner said. I got a little lucky that the top was where our car was fastest and the lapped cars were mostly down on the bottom. That kind of covered me up for a slider.”

Turner added, “Any time you can get a win for the team is great. Everybody gets a little more fired up and guys are a little more keen. It’s just as much work when you’re running 15th as when you’re winning, so everybody’s spirits are raised when you can have some success.”

On Saturday night at Brighton, a good draw put Turner near the front of the field for his heat race on a lightning-fast racetrack. A second-place finish put him in the redraw for the 25-lap main event where he pulled the outside pole. When the green flag dropped, Turner immediately jumped into the lead and never looked back on his way to victory.

“The car was just awesome. I could put it anywhere I wanted,” Turner said of his car at Brighton. “It drove like a Cadillac and was by far the best car I’ve ever had there.”

Again, Turner had to work for the win by battling through some thick lapped traffic late in the race. He ultimately prevailed but not before some tense moments knowing he had Holly Porter looking to track him down for the top spot.

“The track was still a little a narrow from the rain,” Turner said. “The lapped cars got two-wide and I didn’t know whether to really force it. You never know how big a lead you have and you don’t want to wreck yourself. I tried to let them sort out and I was lucky enough to take my time with them and get by them. As a racecar driver, you get a lot of fear when you’re off the gas behind lapped cars because you know whoever is behind you is salivating as they run you down.”

Turner dedicated the victory to his crew member Bob Deswiage, who passed away suddenly during the off-season. Lovingly referred to as “Bobby the Pilot”, Bob was often the team’s truck driver and loved each trip to Brighton.

“The first time he ever drove our truck was when I got my first win at Brighton four years ago,” Turne recalled. “He passed away over the off-season which was sudden and we didn’t really see it coming. He absolutely loved going to Brighton. Any road trip, he was the first guy at the shop and the last guy to leave when we got home. It meant a lot to me to get one for him there.”

Turner will return to action this weekend for another doubleheader, beginning at Ohsweken on Friday, June 21, a race that will air live on MavTV Canada at 9:00pm EST. If all goes well, the team will visit Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, June 22 for the second race of the Southern Ontario Sprints season. But don’t expect Turner and his Burger Barn Racing team to sit on their victories from this past weekend for long.

“With two wins, you can’t get complacent,” Turner said. “Everybody else is working on their stuff and the level of competition right now is probably the highest it’s ever been at Ohsweken with how many good full-time regulars there are. We have to keep trying to get the most out of our equipment and prepare it right. We’re excited to try and have another good run on Friday on MavTV.”

For additional event information, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and www.MerrittvilleSpeedway.ca.

CORY TURNER 2019 SEASON STATS
13 Cory Turner – 10 Starts: 2 Wins, 4 Top-5s, 5 Top-10s

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Placerville Speedway hosts Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 18, 2019…After taking a break for the El Dorado County Fair last weekend the Placerville Speedway is locked and loaded to launch a busy stretch of racing with its annual Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night this Saturday June 22nd.

The evening also doubles as Sierra Child & Family Services Night at the speedway. The company will have a booth set up in the grandstands during the event to talk about the services they offer with race fans. All kids 11 and under receive free admission this Saturday night and as always, children in attendance are invited to race their bikes on the track following heat race competition.

Divisions that will tackle the Placerville Speedway on Saturday include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and the popular Mini Trucks.

An autograph session featuring some of the young guns in competition including Jodie Robinson, Jesse “The Savage” Bryant and Bubba Decaires will take place pre-race, along with live music and Coors Light Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm. We are still accepting donations if you or your company would like to donate a bicycle or anything else for the kids during the night. Please email office@placervillespeedway.com with any donations.

“This is always a great show for the kids and all the families to come out and enjoy a night of racing at Placerville Speedway,” commented Russell Motorsports Inc. President and track promoter Scott Russell. “Kids Bike Night has been one of the long-standing events here and we’re happy to allow those 11 and under into the races for free on Saturday. When it comes to the future of our sport the younger generation is what it’s all about so we hope everyone can bring their kids and maybe even some of their friends this weekend.”

This Saturday marks the seventh point race of the year for the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars. Going into it Auburn’s Andy Forsberg holds a 21-point advantage over Mather’s Kalib Henry. Forsberg is in search of an unprecedented seventh Winged 360 title at Placerville Speedway and has already gathered three victories to his credit. Rounding out the top-10 going into Kids Bike Night are Tony Gualda, Bobby McMahan, Jodie Robinson, Mike Benson, Shane Hopkins, Chris Masters, Bubba Decaires and Justin Johnson.

The Ltd. Late Models return to competition on Saturday after being idle the previous event. Ray Trimble has been the man to beat so far this season and holds onto a nine-point lead over Tyler Lightfoot at the top of the standings. Dan Brown Jr. is still within striking distance sitting third and has shown lots of speed in recent weeks. Ryan McDaniel and Jay Norton complete the top-five.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks have had a great season so far with close action at each event. It remains a close fight at the top of the points with Nick Baldwin leading Kevin Jinkerson by just six slim digits. Jason Palmer, Mel Byers and Scott Grunert round out the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 is comprised of John Ewing, Jesse Bryant, Jason Leonard, Stephanie Hanson and Dave Silva.

On the Mini Truck side of things there is currently a three-way tie atop the ladder between Ryan Murphy, Aaron Rupley and John LittleJohn. Tom Stanwood and Thomas Jensen rank fourth and fifth heading into Saturday. The Mini Truck car counts have grown this season with the division showcasing some exciting and close racing.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13 and as noted kids 11 and under are free! Tickets can be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2019-placerville-speedway-championship-pts-race-8-mtn-democrat-bike-nite-tickets-placerville-KX8H29 The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust qualifying and racing will follow. Live music will be performed from 4-6 in the grandstand midway.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Capitol ACE Hardware, Carbon Copy, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Crystal Basin Construction, Doug Veerkamp General Engineering Inc., El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Hangtown Hardwood Floors, High Sierra Industries, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, The Critter Getter, Mountain Democrat, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, Sierra Child and Family Services, Sierra Landscape Materials, Sierra Arbor Worx, SuperClean Xpress Car Wash and Taylor Hirst, Navigate Realty.

Join over 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

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Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday June 22: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks | Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night/ Sierra Child & Family Services Night

Saturday June 29: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards | Summertime Sprint Salute/ Marcel Cassulo Classic

Thursday July 4: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks | 4th of July Freedom Fireworks

 

 

FIERCE 'BANDITS 360C.I. SPRINT CAR RACING COMING to 105 Speedway on SATURDAY JUNE 22nd - at 8PM!

Cleveland, TX (06/18/19) by DarinShort.com. Nestled just inside the border of Sam Houston National Forest is the racy ¼ mile clay oval of 105 SpeedWay near Cleveland, Texas. On Saturday, June 22nd at 8PM, the top 360 C.I. sprint car drivers in the region will be on hand at 105 to electrify the crowd with the running of the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Liberty 25’ NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event. This will be the first SCB ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour date at 105 for 2019, the series will return on Saturday, September 21st. )This event originally fell to inclement weather on April 13th.)

TOP-LINE STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 6:30pm-7pm…hot laps are early, 7pm! SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 6pm and drivers meeting is at 6:10pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.comfor all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information.

:30 105 REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at 105 Speedway in 2018, a fantastic racing surface greeted the 24 SCB race teams for a night of exciting racing action. Scottie McDonald took command from polesitter and Washington state native Seth Bergman to score a very popular $2,000 win with the local crowd. Bergman took home $1,000 for finishing second, with popular DFW area racer John Ricketts finishing in 3rd…and happened to be competing that night with a 305C.I. engine. Reminder to area race teams: the Sprint Car Bandits series allows engine sizes of 360C.I. and lower, and all are treated in the same manner regarding draw-in, scoring and all other aspects. So, local race teams are encouraged to come join in on the fun!

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6:30pm until about 7pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open and it costs just more $3 to have your item shipped to you.

105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.comfor the track website. The first green flag on June 22nd is slated for 6pm, so please make plans to arrive early.

FUNNY 105 FACTOID: Why is this event called the Liberty 25? Primarily because the track and Cleveland are in Liberty County, and it is paying deference to the area, its history and its residents. But not so fast! What’s entertaining, after speaking with the track owner, Jerry Brown, the county line actually runs through the pit area of the property! So, although the Liberty 25 will technically take place in Liberty County, the race car drivers come from Montgomery County to race in it! I thought everyone would get a chuckle out of this little-known 105 Speedway factoid.

RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

25-lap “Liberty 25” NCRA Sprint Car Bandits feature event payback: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series license or membership fee; $20 competitor nightly draw-in fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse, registration (free, but required) and procedures information, located under the ‘Driver/Rules’ tab.

This is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website. This will be the first event in this 4-pack, which will award each of the Fierce 15 members an added bonus. Details of this next 4-pack will be posted soon. In addition, www.KoolTrikes.com will be putting up $50 to win each SCB heat race!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

 

 

RAIN ON TOP OF SATURATED GROUNDS FORCE CANCELLATION OF TUESDAY'S OHIO SPEEDWEEK EVENT AT SHARON

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 18, 2019 The combination of heavy overnight and morning rain on top of already saturated grounds from days of rain and flooding has forced Sharon Speedway to unfortunately cancel Tuesday's Ohio Speedweek event for the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars along with the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars. The rainout marks the fourth in the last five events at Sharon and sixth overall of the season including the second time the All Star & RUSH Sprint doubleheader has been rained out.

Those that purchased advanced and reserved tickets for Tuesday will be refunded to the credit card used to purchase. Those that are holding rain checks from the May 4 rained out All Star and RUSH Sprint show can use them for the "Lou Blaney Memorial" featuring the All Stars on July 6 or send in for a refund to Sharon Speedway, PO Box 159, Hartford, OH 44424.

Coming up this Saturday night is the "Bickerstaff Cup" Series "John C. Rebhan Memorial" for the Outlaw E-Mods paying $1,200 to-win along with the RUSH Sprint Cars and HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. It's Warren Fab and AMG Jet Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY’S MONDAY SPEEDWEEK SHOW RAINED OUT; TWO ALL STAR SPRINT SHOWS SET FOR SATURDAY

Orrville, Ohio

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

By Mike Swanger

Rain continues to be a nuisance to the racing world as Monday nights Ohio Sprint Speedweek race at Wayne County Speedway was lost to the rain as the grounds were already saturated from the rains from the previous days and then a heavy shower just past noon and then another one at 3 pm sealed the postponement. This was the 7th race out of 11 scheduled that has been rained out at WCS. For the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, it was the second Speedweek race lost to rain.

The tentative new plan to wrap up the 37th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek is for two complete shows to be run on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway with gates opening at 11 am and hot laps and qualifying beginning at 1 pm for the Duffy Smith Memorial and the $5,000 to win feature. After that feature, a drivers autograph session will take place for the fans while the track is reworked. The second portion of the day will start at 6 pm with qualifying for the $10,000 to win Speedweek finale for the All Stars and hot laps for the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks, who will be competing for O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points.

For the latest news from the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com or to the tracks facebook page and for the All Stars go to www.allstarsprints.com

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Takes the Win at Wilmot!

6/18/2019

The Scott Thiel Motorsports team headed to Wilmot Raceway on Saturday evening to race with the IRA Sprint Car Series. The team had made some solid runs with the series so far this year so far but haven’t been in the battle of winning contentions much. That changed on Saturday as Scotty Thiel would work his way from the fifth starting position to capture his first IRA victory on the year and second win overall in the 2019 season.

23 cars signed into Wilmot Raceway Saturday night. Scotty would go out 22nd in the qualifying order. After putting down a 12.930 lap time that was fifth quick on the night overall. That effort would place Thiel to start third in the heat race event. As the field was getting pushed off to start the heat race event, Scotty was unable to get the car started and went to the work area before the green flag flew. The crew changed the ignition box and that was the issue why the car wouldn’t start. Scotty would have to tag the rear of the heat race and officially started in the eighth position. That issue didn’t stop him from charging back up through the field as he would charge into the second position as the checkered flag flew. Since he had a fifth place qualifying effort, that heat race finish would lock him into the nightly redraw event which he would go on to pull the fifth starting position for the nights 30 lap main event. The field took the green for the main event and Thiel went to work quickly moving up through the field. After a few laps of green flag action, Thiel found himself battling for the second position and would take that over on lap six. He worked his way through traffic and got on the bumper of the leader. He worked the low line off of turn four and would take the lead down the front straightaway. Several late race cautions would bunch the field back up and put Thiel to work on the restart. Nothing would phase him as he would pull away from the field by several car lengths on the starts. The checkered flag flew as 30 laps of action would be complete and Scotty would cross the line and take home his first IRA win of the year and second win of the 2019 season! “Man, we had a really good car all night long. My guys got us set up well early in the night and we had to overcome a couple issue but made it all up here in the main. I cannot thank them enough for their efforts all night and all of our great marketing partners who help make our program run. This one feels good!” Thiel mentioned after the night.

Next up on tap for the #64 STM team is this coming Saturday night at the Beaver Dam Raceway with the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series!

STM would like to thank all of their awesome 2019 marketing partners for the support and encourage everyone to check out these fine people:

Schartner Stone:

Schartner Stone is a premier stone provider located in the Door County area of Wisconsin. They provide a wide range of stone for almost any application. Located in Brussels, WI, Schartner Stone can help provide material for your next dream home or your next landscape project and all areas in between! Check out www.precisioncutstone.com to see examples of what they can provide for you!

Professional Plating Inc:

Conveniently located employer in Brillion, WI; Professional Plating has been in business since 1979 with a facility over 200,000 sq. ft. to meet and exceed your expectations of supplying Class A coatings to all sorts of recreational and production customers. PPi serves customers with needs of power coating, zinc plating and e-coating! You can see their work on the web at www.proplating.com or give them a call at 920-756-2153 to discuss your next project!

Scott Thiel Builders:

Since 1985, Sheboygan, Wisconsin based Scott Thiel Builders has been in the new home building and remodeling industry serving clients all over the central lake shore counties of Wisconsin. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself through our skilled craftsman who strive for perfection to create a masterpiece you have dreamed about. Attention to detail is used in a variety of ways at Scott Thiel Builders because we not only strive to achieve excellence on each project we work on but to also be attentive to our client and make sure they experience the best possible service through the entire building process and the years to follow. Check out what Scott Thiel Builders can provide for you today at www.scottthielbuilders.com!

Precision Cut Stone:

Precision Cut Stone specializes in custom stone fabrication and natural stone products. Located in De Pere, Wisconsin, they have a strong reputation for providing high quality custom stone fabrication that has gone on for three family generations! From custom fabrication stone, landscaping stone, natural stone veneers to manufactured stone veneers, Precision Cut Stone can provide you with many creative ideas for your next project. Check them out online at www.precisioncutstone.com or give them a call at 920-347-9222!

Complete Water Inc: Complete Water Inc:

Complete Water Inc specializes in Rentals, Iron Filters, Well Inspections, Salt Delivery, Sales, Drinking Systems, Complete Well Systems, Bottled Water, Reverse Osmosis, Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems, Well Systems, Well Pumps & Pressure Tanks, Rheem, MacClean, and American Standard. Contact Complete Water for any of your water needs online at www.completewaterinc.com or by calling 920-564-2523

SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

Hepfner Racing Products:

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology. From a wide range of racing components to a full line up of trailer accessories, HRP offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is also the manufacturer of Streeter Super Stands, the original and genuine home to kart racing's Big Foot and Stacker Stands as well as a very popular lineup of full kart racing pit & trailer accessories and kart stands. We are proud to design, manufacture, package and ship all of our products from our Hartford, WI USA facility. To learn more on what HRP can offer you, check them out on the web at hrpracing.com!

Keizer Wheels/K2W Precision Inc:

We at K2W Precision Inc have dedicated ourselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as our engineering focal points, we produce many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Our Keizer wheel parts are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Our double spun, cold, drawn parts in combination with our unique and protected heat treat processes give us our perfect part. All wheel components are made from 6061 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs. Our magnesium components are cast by experienced US aircraft casting suppliers, before in house CNC work begins. Lastly, we feel we have the finest service a custom racing shop can offer. All questions are welcome. We invite you to be our satisfied customer. We are the “Keizer” of the racing wheel world.

Triple X Race Co:

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

Torsion Bar Rate:

Torsion bar testing has been around as long as the bar has. There are many different ways to test bars, but they all have the same goal.... to compare one bar to another and give the results in a numerical value (PSI, FORCE POUNDS, RATE). This is good, but can be hard to understand. We simplify this process. The numbering system we use is standard to the torsion bar industries. During our test sessions, data is collected and stored in our software, which then calculates it to a torsion bar size that everyone can understand. We have found 1025 bars that test between a 1012 and a 1036 bar. Our test services take away the guesswork. We provide you with a TORSION BAR RATE. Check out www.torsionbarrate.com for more info!

Super Shox:

Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

Haas battles for top-ten at Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (June 17, 2019) – Cory Haas’ 2019 top-ten count keeps climbing, doing so by finishing ninth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening, June 14; his fifth of the season at the world-famous half-mile which includes a podium performance on March 29, as well as an eighth place finish during the high-dollar Lynn Paxton Tribute.

For Haas, the consistency is paying off, as the York-native is currently sixth in the track championship standings.

“We want wins, but being consistent and racking up top-ten finishes is just as important,” Cory Haas explained, driver of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/York PB Truss/Bricker’s/Old Republic Distillery/Creekside Auto Sales/Wicked Cushion/No. 39 sprint car. “I have a hard working team and I appreciate their efforts. We’ve had some bad luck, as well as mechanical issues here and there, but they never give up. We have the speed to win. We just need to find a way to put it all together.”

Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports will continue their 2019 campaign with another stretch of Central Pennsylvania competition during the coming weekend; a perfect test session before Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek ignites on June 28 at Williams Grove Speedway.

Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports are expected to attend a handful of Speedweek programs including a pair at Lincoln Speedway, each awarding $7,000.

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

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Qualified for Keith Kauffman Classic main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished fifth (started second) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway [double features] on Friday and Saturday, May 10 & 11; eighth, seventh, and fifth, respectively. Finished eighth during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on June 1. Finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 14.


Michalski finishes 15th at Lincoln

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (June 17, 2019) – It has been a season to remember for Penndel, Pennsylvania’s Brett Michalski, and despite a 15th place performance at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on June 15, the recent winner, as well as the 2018 Lincoln Rookie of the Year, has plenty of momentum on his side, just in time for the start of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek which commences officially on June 28 at Williams Grove Speedway.

“We’re still celebrating our first win, so we’ll let this weekend slide,” laughed Michalski, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/No. 73B sprint car. “We have a lot going on over the next few weeks. We’re excited for some extra starts, as well as a lot of big money events.”

Lincoln, Michalski’s focal point in 2019, will award a total winner’s share equalling $19,000 over the course of the next three events; $5,000 on June 22, followed by two Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek events paying $7,000 each. A victory during one of the aforementioned programs would certainly check off as a career win for Michalski.

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

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

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

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

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

Justin Whittall finds podium during visit to the Speed Palace

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (June 17, 2019) – Perhaps the highlight of his young career, just surpassing his top-five accomplishment at Port Royal Speedway in 2018 – leading several laps in the process – Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall battled with some of the best in the business on Saturday night and nearly beat them all, crossing under the final checkers second in the running order during a start at Port Royal Speedway on June 15.

Whittall kicked-off his evening at the Speed Palace with a third place finish during his respective heat race. The former URC full-timer started second on the feature grid.

The podium performance, his first of 2019, could not have happened at a better time, as the positive momentum shift will prove to be beneficial with Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek just around the corner.

“That was a lot of fun. It was a great way to spend Father’s Day weekend,” Justin Whittall expressed, a recent high school graduate and driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car. “I can’t thank my dad, family, and all of my supporters enough. Anytime you have the opportunity to stand on the podium against a field like that says a lot. I think we have a lot of podiums left in the tank, and hopefully a win. I guess if we are going to get hot, this is the time to do it.”

Before Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek commences, Whittall will first rejoin the Pennsylvania Posse during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22, respectively; Speedweek will begin on Friday, June 28.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Atlantic Utility Trailer, Brotherton Brewing Company, Pioneer Auto Body, and Worldwide Bearings.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Finished third during 2018 United Racing Club (URC) opener at Carolina (N.C.) Speedway. Finished 11th during URC competition at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished eighth during 360c.i. action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Qualified for Bob Weikert Memorial finale (410c.i.) main event at Port Royal Speedway on May 27. Finished fourth during 410c.i. competition at Port Royal Speedway on August 5. Won URC heat race at Bedford Speedway before rain postponed remaining portions of program. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with 12th place finish during Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season finale on Saturday, October 13. Scored a seventh place run at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, October 14.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15.


Marks uses Knoxville starts as valuable Nationals testing; Wisconsin/Iowa double ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (June 17, 2019) – Although his weekend outcomes were shy of expectation, finishing 14th and 16th, respectively, during Brownells Big Guns Bash/World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition at Knoxville Raceway, Marks will use his recent starts as test sessions, already looking ahead to the coveted Knoxville Nationals in mid-August.

Despite finishing outside of the top-ten, Marks did make forward progress during his Knoxville Raceway visit, ultimately advancing five positions over the course of two main events.

“We didn’t have the finishes we wanted, but we learned a lot and now we have a baseline for when we come back in August for the Nationals,” Brent Marks explained, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car. “Knoxville Raceway can be a tough place to get around. It’s a place we want to learn as much as we can about. Not to mention, the guys who race their weekly are very good. That makes starts there all the harder. Regardless, I’m proud of my team. I’m excited to get back in a few months.”

Even with eyes on the big prize in August, Marks will first have to focus on World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition in Wisconsin and Iowa, first visiting Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22, followed by a stop at Dubuque Speedway on Sunday, June 23. Brent Marks will enter the weekend tenth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, padded by seven top-ten finishes, three of which inside the top-five.

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

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

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

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

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: 3
WoO Top-10s: 7
WoO Wins: N/A
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Rallied from 14th to finish seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. Scored back-to-back top-five finishes [4th & 2nd] during Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 & June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during three race stretch; eighth at Fairbury Speedway on June 4 and fifth at Granite City on Saturday, June 8.

 

 

 

KNOXVILLE KNOCKOUT: Stewart & CJB Put on Strong Show at Knoxville Weekend doubleheader set for Wisconsin and Iowa

CARLISLE, PA. - June 17, 2019 - Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway is a special place for sprint car drivers. Running well there is a ticket to immortality during the month of August. If this past weekend is any indication of things to come, CJB Motorsports and driver Shane Stewart may very well be adding their names to a select few later this summer.

The Brownells Big Guns Bash represented the only chance for World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series drivers and teams to take to the half-mile oval located on the premises of the Marion County Fairgrounds before the famed Knoxville Nationals later this summer. The opening night was on Friday, June 14th. Stewart timed in 4th, finished 2nd in the heat race, 2nd in the dash and 3rd in the feature. The following night, Stewart set quick time, won his heat race, finished 7th in the dash and 8th in the feature.

"The team was happy about our Knoxville trip," said Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "We showed that our speed is where it needs to be in qualifying, which will be huge come August. Our finishes this weekend were not that bad either. Drawing the eight (in the dash draw) on Saturday after the rain (delay) was difficult to overcome in the feature but we still had a good finish."

The month of June rolls on as the Outlaws stay in the upper mid-west. On Saturday, June 22nd, the tour will head to Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers. The following night, Dubuque (Iowa) Speedway will present the next challenge for the stars and cars of the, 'Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"Beaver Dam is going to be a tough race for me but I know our buddy Jason (Johnson) will be watching and keeping us all all safe," Stewart said, referencing the loss of fellow driver Jason Johnson in an accident at the track in 2018. "I have had some good runs there in the past and this year the ante will be a little higher since it pays more to win. I have never been to Dubuque so that will be fun trying to get that track figured out. I have watched videos and looked online. The track looks really wide so it should produce a good race for everyone."

2019 STATS: Events: 33 Quick Times: 3 Wins: 2 Top-5's: 10 Top-10's: 19 Heat Race Wins: 5 Dash Wins: 1

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

DRIVER GEAR:

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

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

Partners: Killer Instinct, Crossbows, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Daryn Pittman Puts Roth Motorsports on Podium During Both Nights at Knoxville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Despite Knoxville Raceway admittedly not being one of his best tracks, Daryn Pittman put together an extremely strong weekend with Roth Motorsports over the weekend as he ran second on Friday night, before charging from 10th to finish third on Saturday.

“It was a great weekend,” Daryn Pittman said. “It felt really good to be really competitive at a track I struggle at. Both nights we had a really good piece, and I think we will be in the mix come August if we can be close to how we were this past weekend.”

Two nights at Knoxville Raceway kicked off on Friday night with Pittman timing the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation backed No. 83 machine in third quickest in qualifying flight ‘A’.

Picking up a second place finish in his heat race, the Owasso, OK driver would move into the Dash where the win put him on the pole of the 25-lap feature event.

Jumping out front over Shane Stewart as the field roared into turns one and two, Pittman then saw Brian Brown make a move by him to take the lead from him before the caution flew on the second lap.

Making a bid to get back by Brown on the ensuing restart, Pittman would get to Brown rear bumper before the leader took off and left the field in his wake. Doing what he could to keep pace, Brown as able to keep a buffer zone between himself and Pittman, though Pittman would be pleased as he crossed the finish line with a second place finish.

Returning to the famed speedway on Saturday night, Pittman would again show a ton of speed on this night, as he would earn quick time honors in his qualifying flight.

Slipping back to a third place finish in his heat race, Pittman would transfer into the 25-lap feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the fifth row.

While tough to pass at times on this night after Mother Nature saturated the grounds prior to the show, Pittman proved to be up to the challenge as he carved his way around the ‘Mecca of Mud’.

Working his way forward, Pittman would close in on the lead duo of Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart, as he actually moved into second at one time in traffic only to see Schuchart get back by.

Though he will say Knoxville is not one of his better tracks, Pittman made some noise on this weekend as he capped the weekend off with a third place finish.

“This is the first time I’ve ever been this close to the front here,” Pittman said with a smile. “We had a fast car all weekend long, and the guys learned from Friday, and even got us better for Saturday. Big thanks to them for working so hard, as well as a big thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for all they do for myself and this Roth Motorsports team.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, Wicked Cushion, and Team Simpson for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 31, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 15, Top 10’s: 21

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports will now head to Beaver Dam, WI on Saturday and Dubuque, IA on Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports or by liking https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/?ref=br_rs.

Keep up with Daryn Pittman by following him on Twitter @DarynPittman or by visiting his website, www.darynpittman.com.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Scores Pair of Eighth Place Finishes During Rain Shortened POWRi Speedweek

PETERSEN MEDIA: Looking forward to a big week of racing in Illinois, Mother Nature would have other plans for Tanner Carrick and Keith Kunz Motorsports. Scheduled to run at five venues, including a make up feature at Jacksonville Speedway, rain would cancel everything except for Thursday’s program and Friday’s makeup race and Carrick would score eighth place finishes in both features.

“It was a bummer to get hammered with the weather like that,” Carrick said. “We were able to get a couple of races in and we ran okay. We still have a lot of speed, and that is a really good feeling to have.”

Thursday night at Fayette County Speedway, Carrick would open the night up by taking the green flag from the fifth starting position in his heat race. Getting pinched on the bottom early, Carrick would manage to get into fourth with the field spread out.

Finishing in the fourth position, he would acquire enough points to transfer into the feature event, but he would start pretty far back as he found himself 15th on the starting grid.

From the eighth row, the Lincoln, CA driver was hard on the throttle as he worked his way forward with precision. Simply going where they weren’t as the old adage goes, Carrick would find himself up in the sixth position as the race inched toward the close.

Battling for fifth, a car would get tight and push up the track in front of Carrick and it would result in him losing a few positions. Slipping back to eighth, Carrick would take the checkered flag in that spot.

Friday night the scene shifted to Jacksonville Speedway. The first order of business was a make up race from back on April 28th as rain came and postponed the show just prior to the feature event.

Lining up for the ‘A’ in the sixth starting position after winning his heat back in April, Carrick would dive to the bottom of the track when the field spread out on what was a narrow surface early in the night.

Back in eight, Carrick would do all he could get forward, but passing was tricky in this feature.

Keeping the Craftsman/CVC/Spike in the Top-10, Carrick would finish eighth in what would end up being the final feature of the week as area rain cancelled the rest of the weekend.

“Thanks to all my guys and this entire team for working so hard for all of us,” Carrick said. “It has been a long couple of weeks with both USAC and POWRi Midget Week, and even though we got rained out, it is a ton of work.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will make his way back to California this weekend and get some racing in aboard the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T sprint car.

 

 

Wrong Place Wrong Time, Forsberg’s Night Ends Early in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting caught in the wrong place at the wrong time on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, a spinning car would collect Andy Forsberg before being hit by another car, which brought his night to an end on the ninth circuit.

“We had a decent night going” Andy Forsberg said. “We timed in pretty well, but missed the Dash. I felt like we were making a little headway in the feature, but a car spun in front of me and I clipped him and then got hit by someone else pretty good and it ended our night on the ninth lap.”

Looking to grab his second SCCT win of the season, Forsberg and F&F Racing made the trip to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night. Getting the night started off well, Forsberg timed the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 entry in second quickest in his qualifying group.

Heat race action saw Forsberg get off to a nice start as he dipped low and grabbed the early lead, while much of the field went to work on the top.

With the top tricky, Forsberg stayed on the bottom but it would get him as he would end up finishing third after an entertaining 10-lap heat.

Not qualifying for the Dash, Forbserg would still transfer into the feature event where he rolled off the starting grid from the 11th position. With the track still a bit tricky in the feature event, Forsberg would break into the Top-10, as he slowly made headway as untimely cautions would undo his maneuvering.

On the race’s 10th lap, things went array for the Auburn, CA pilot as a spinning car in turn four left him with nowhere to go and he would make contact with his front end, and as that happened another car would make contact to the right rear corner of Forsberg’s entry and finish his night off.

“Pretty big bummer,’ Forsberg said. “It is never good to tear stuff up, and it seems as if we have our worst luck at these SCCT races for whatever reason. Still, thanks to my guys for continuing to work hard for me. We have a couple races coming up at tracks we are usually pretty good at, so I am hoping we can shake this off and get back up front.”

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

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg will be at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-4, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-9.

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

 

 

Willie Croft Racks Another Top-10 in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the Central Valley on Saturday night, Willie Croft linked up with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Hanford, CA and picked up a ninth place finish as he continues to come alive as the schedule picks up out West.

“We certainly strive to run better than just Top-10’s but after a slow start, I think we are gaining on it, and learning new things each night to help us continue to get better,” Croft said. “Big thanks to all of my guys, and all of our supporters for all they continue to do.”

With 29 cars checked in on Saturday night, Croft timed the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine in second quickest in his time trial group, which placed him in the second row of his heat race.

On a tricky Keller Auto Speedway surface that was pretty treacherous in spots, Croft would drive to a second place finish in his heat race, which would prove good enough to lock him into the Dash.

Grabbing a fifth place in the Dash, Croft would roll off the starting grid from the third row for the 30-lap Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event.

Battling inside the Top-10 from the onset of the race, some close quarters action on the rough surface would see Croft check up in a close call and lose a couple of positions as he fell back to eighth.

Continuing to work around the Keller Auto Spedway, Croft would battle with the likes of Tony Gualda and Sean Becker as they raced hard inside the Top-10 playing a high-speed game of cat and mouse.

When the race drew to a close, Croft would come home to accept the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

“We had pretty good speed all night, couple things didn’t go in our favor in the feature and we slipped back a little,” Croft said. “We will continue to work at it, and hopefully have two good nights of racing with the KWS this weekend.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-7.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will make the trip to Ocean Speedway on Friday night and Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday for a pair of King of the West events.

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


 

Gualda Fights Hard For Sixth Place Finish in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting off to a slow start on Saturday night, Tony Gualda and the C&M Motorsports team never gave up and did a great job of digging out of an early hole as Gualda fought his way forward to finish sixth with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Hanford, CA on Saturday night.

“We hurt an engine last week, so we had a different one in on Saturday night and sort of fought it early,” Gualda said. “Cody, MF, and everyone who helps on this thing worked hard, and we got things going pretty well by the feature.”

Timing in fifth quickest in his time trials group, the Hollister, CA driver had some work to do in his heat race aboard the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/Dassel’s Petroleum backed No. 7C.

Going from fifth to third in his heat race, those positions would be pivotal for Gualda as it improved his feature event starting position by a few rows as he took the green from the sixth row on this night.

In the first few laps, Gualda proved to be on a mission, as he wasted no time jumping into the Top-10 and actually was up into sixth with just nine laps completed in the feature event.

As the race moved along, Gualda would actually make a daring move to jump up into fourth, but as luck would have it an untimely yellow would fly and it would negate his pass.

Continuing to battle for a position in the Top-10 as he looked for a way into the Top-Five, Gualda would battle hard with Sean Becker and Bud Kaeding.

Just unable to clear Kaeding, Gualda capped his night with a sixth place finish.

“It has been a tough couple of weeks for our team, so to bounce back like we did after a slow start was really a nice boost of confidence,” Gualda added. “Looking forward to a busy couple of weeks we have coming up.”

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

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports will return to racing action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11.

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

 

 

Kyle Hirst and THE Score First Win of 2019 at David Tarter Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: It was only fitting that Kyle Hirst and Tiner Hirst Enterprise scored their first win together during a race that means so much to so many involved with the team. Friday night, Hirst parked the THE No. 94 machine in victory lane for the first time in 2019, and captured ‘The Tarter’ for the fifth time in his career.

“It means a lot to get this THE car into victory lane,” Kyle Hirst said. “Steven, myself, and all these people that support us have been working extremely hard and to do it at the Tarter makes it just that much more special.”

Checking in at Silver Dollar Speedway for the first time in 2019, Hirst got his night started off by timing the Tiner Hirst Enterprise/Larry Davis Farms/GP Development backed No. 94 machine in 8th quickest in time trials.

By way of his second place finish in heat race action, ‘KH’ would line up in the second row for the 35-lap feature event. Quickly jumping up into third, Hirst would spend much of the race stalking the likes of Kyle Offill and Chelsea Blevins who battled in front of him.

Powering to the lead on the 28th lap, Hirst would pound the high side of the speedway until Blevins showed her nose to him on the bottom groove.

Able to keep her at bay, Hirst would drop down to the bottom, and fend her off to capture his fifth career Tarter Memorial win.

Making the quick turnaround on Saturday night, the THE team traveled to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA for another round of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action.

Timing in second fastest in his qualifying group, Hirst would power to a win in his heat race before finishing second in the Dash.

When the feature event went green Hirst would nail the first start only to see the yellow flag negate it, and when the race finally went green he settled into second as he chased after Justin Sanders.

Slipping back into third as DJ Netto was able to get by on the tricky Keller Auto Speedway surface, the gloves seemed to come off in front of Hirst as the battle up front headed up.

Continuing to run in third, close quarters action saw the likes of Hirst, TK, Sanders, and Netto all duking it out.

In the end, Hirst would come with a third place finish and leave Hanford the with SCCT point lead.

“To be able to do what we do in limited starts is pretty cool,” Hirst said. “We’d love to race more, but we are having a great time focusing on our work at the shop and building our business up. It is a great time to come out and race, and it’s even that much for fun when you are winning races and battling up front.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Hirst and the Tiner Hirst Enterprise team will be idle this weekend before reuniting with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on June 29th at Placerville Speedway, and June 30th at Petaluma Speedway.

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Wins Sprint Invaders Show Before Producing Two Strong Runs With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 17, 2019) - Last weekend was a huge step in the right direction for Dominic Scelzi and his family owned team, which showcased three straight solid nights in Iowa.

The action began on Thursday at Eldon Raceway in Eldon, where Scelzi swept the Sprint Invaders show by winning a heat race, the dash and the main event for his third triumph of the season.

"I feel like with where we were at Fairbury (earlier this month) we were going in the right direction," he said. "At Eldon we had everything right. I think I took the lead in four or five laps in the feature and we ended up winning by six seconds. It went so smoothly. I was comfortable all night long. It was a big boost of confidence."

Scelzi's dominating performance was followed by two strong nights at Knoxville Raceway during the Brownells Big Guns Bash. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader began on Friday with Scelzi qualifying fifth quickest in his group.

"I felt pretty good and we made good laps," he said. "In the heat race we were running third when a fuel pump clamp broke. That was unfortunate because we would have started ninth in the feature."

The DNF relegated Scelzi to the Last Chance Showdown, which he won to transfer into the back of the main event. He then rallied from 21 st to an 11th-place finish. That earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"I wish we could have got a couple of yellows in the main because the car was on a rail," he said. "I was running mostly on the top, but I was able to pass on the bottom as well. The guys had the car running awesome."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with another consistent outing. Scelzi qualified sixth quickest in his group and finished fourth in a heat race. He capped the night by gaining a pair of positions to end 14th in the main event.

"We went out third or fourth to last and laid down really good qualifying laps again," he said. "I was extremely happy going sixth quick. On the original heat race start we were in third and competing for second. On the next restart Terry McCarl had a better start and got by us for third. Then in the feature I got up to 11th at one point, but I got passed by Ian (Madsen) on the bottom. I moved down there and just missed it one lap and fell to 14th. All in all, I felt like we had real good speed. I think it was the best weekend we've had at Knoxville to date. It was a great warmup for the Knoxville Nationals in August."

Scelzi has a busy week on tap. He is scheduled to compete this Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, and Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, during Ohio Speedweek with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. He will then fly home to race for Roth Motorsports on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (4).

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: DNF (3); B Main: 1 (1) Feature: 11 (21).

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 14 (16).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 3 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, and Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for Ohio Speedweek with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

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

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

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

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway to Host

‘Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial’

Non-Wing Sprint Car Race This Friday Night

GAS CITY, Ind., June 17 — Top sprint cars drivers from the Midwest will converge on Gas City I-69 Speedway this Friday night in hopes of adding their name to the "Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial Cup" and collect the $2,000 prize.

Last year this event generated one of the most exciting and closest finishes in Gas City I-69 Speedway history, as C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. won the inaugural "Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial" non-wing sprint car race by inches.

The final two laps featured three-wide racing for first place, as Leary used the top groove to narrowly nip Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio and Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill. at the line. Leary, 23, was also in the news last weekend for winning the 2019 USAC “Eastern Storm” title.

The sprint cars will be joined by UMP-style modifieds, street stocks, hornets and AMSA mini-sprints at Gas City this Friday night.

Intermission entertainment will feature the Korporal Candyman Coin and Candy Scramble for kids on the front straightaway.

An adult general admission only costs $15, and kids 12 and under are free. A pit pass costs $30. The pit gate opens for competitors at 3 p.m., while the grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the first race is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Parking is free.

The track is centrally located between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and is just west of Exit 259 of Interstate 69.

The track offers a wide variety of food and reasonable prices at its concession stand, and even has a small playground for kids and a gift shop stocked with great racing-related items.

Fans can see the 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

 

 

TBJ Promotions Officials Anticipating Stout Car Count During Midget Round Up July 5-6

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (June 17, 2019) - The car count has steadily increased throughout the first three editions of the Midget Round Up.

With the original date of Memorial Day Weekend raining out, the rescheduled doubleheader on July 5-6 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., has provided the opportunity for the midget car count to surpass 40 drivers.

Both the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series will attend the event, setting the stage for potentially the best event in the history of the TBJ Promotions show.

"We've had more than three dozen midget drivers each of the last two years so I would anticipate the car count will increase," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "The drivers have put on a great show each year and I think this year could be our best show ever."

Andrew Felker is the current POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series points leader with Trey Marcham, Logan Seavey, Hank Davis and Cannon McIntosh rounding out the top five, respectively.

Keith Rauch is atop the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series championship standings with Zac Taylor only 15 points out of the lead. Mark Chisholm, Paul Babich and Bob Harr are all within 31 points of the top spot.

Winged 'A' Class micro sprints with the NOW600 Tel-Star Technologies Kansas Region will also compete both nights in addition to the midgets.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $20 for adults on July 5 and $15 on July 6. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

Additionally, TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 10th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2019 is the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which is July 5-6 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Cole Macedo Third at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Ocean Speedway on Friday night with Tarlton Motorsports, Cole Macedo put together a very strong night that culminated with the Lemoore, CA driver picking up a third place finish on the racy ¼ mile bullring.

“It was a good night,” Cole Macedo said. “Took care of business in our heat race, won the Dash, and then I was kind of a sitting duck out front and didn’t get to the top in time and we ended up third.”

Macedo kicked the night off by timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed no. 21x machine in eighth quickest in time trials before grabbing the heat race win.

On the strength of a heat race win, Macedo moved into the Dash where the win put him on the pole for the 30-lap feature event as he chases after his first win of the 2019 season.

Jumping out to the early lead, Macedo took a liking to the bottom line of the speedway as sharp shooters Justin Sanders and Bud Kaeding gave chase. Leading the first five laps, a yellow would fly and bunch the field back up.

When the green lights flashed back on, Macedo continued to work the bottom but behind him Sanders was working the top and building his momentum up lap after lap.

On the ninth lap, Sanders would surge past Macedo and drop him into second. Though he would throw a move on Sanders to try and get back to the top spot, Sanders would answer the bell and counter the move.

Running in second, Macedo couldn’t get back up to Sanders even as they raced through traffic. In the race’s closing laps, Bud Kaeding would pressure Macedo for the runner up position. With just 10 laps to go in the race, Macedo would slip back to third before the caution flew on lap 21.

Giving chase to the lead duo, Macedo just could not make anything happen and capped his Friday night off with a third place finish.

“We had a really good car, and led laps early but those guys were able to search around behind me and find something before I could,” Macedo said. “Paul Baines and my Dad gave me a great car. Thanks to the Tarlton family, and all the guys for working so hard for me.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2019 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will be in action this weekend in Watsonville, CA on Friday night and Stockton, CA on Saturday night with Ryan Bernal.

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

 

Team Turner Racing Records Perfect Weekend of Top-10s

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (June 17, 2019) – Team Turner Racing recorded one of their best weekend’s in team history and best this season with all three drivers finishing in the top-10 during both nights of their doubleheader weekend while Cory Turner led the way with a pair of victories. Ryan Turner had a podium and 10th-place finish while Jamie Turner claimed a pair of ninth-place results.

“For us, we had a good weekend,” Jamie said. “The car was much more comfortable. To see Cory run like he did, was really good.”

“That’s the first time I’ve ever won back-to-back nights in the same weekend in any form of racing, so that was really cool. We had a little bit of luck on our side,” Cory explained.

On Friday night, Cory claimed a heat race win before scoring the Feature victory, his first for the Burger Barn Racing team and first for TTR this year.

“Any time you can get a win for the team is great,” Cory said. “Everybody gets a little more fired up and guys are a little more keen. It’s just as much work when you’re running 15th as when you’re winning, so everybody’s spirits are raised when you can have some success.”

Ryan had a tough start to his night when an early battle his heat shuffled him back before racing to a fifth-place finish. Then, in the Feature, he pitted during a lap 11 red flag to try and improve the handling of his car. Over the final nine laps, he raced from the back to a 10th-place result.

“It just felt like the setup we put in it, the car wasn’t steering down on the left for me and I couldn’t get through the corners at all because it was way too tight,” Ryan explained. ”During the red, we took it in and the crew did an awesome job. The car was awesome when we got back out there and I feel like we had a top-five car, but we just had too many cars to pass and not enough laps.”

Jamie had his best outing of the season at Ohsweken and drove from 13th to a ninth-place result to earn his first top-10 of the season.

“It was good to run well (at Ohsweken) because I’ve really been struggling there,” Jamie commented. “The car just felt a lot better than it has been. I knew I had a lot more corner speed and it just felt way more comfortable.”

On the heels of a successful night at Ohsweken, the team travelled east to Brighton on Saturday, June 15 for the Southern Ontario Sprints season opener. Both Cory and Ryan recorded runner-up finishes in their heats to qualify for the re-draw and then lined-up second and fourth, respectively, for the main event.

The end result was a smooth race where Cory claimed the win and Ryan scored a third-place result to put two cars on the podium. Jamie was ninth once again in another strong showing. In victory lane, Cory dedicated the win to crew member Bob Deswiage, who passed away suddenly over the off-season.

“Bob was our truck driver and the first time he ever drove our truck was when I got my first win at Brighton four years ago,” Cory said. “He passed away over the off-season which was sudden and we didn’t really see it coming. He absolutely loved going to Brighton. Any road trip, he was the first guy at the shop and the last guy to leave when we got home. It meant a lot to me to get one for him there.”

“Bobby was a huge part of our team, Ryan added. “He was there every week helping us out and I don’t think he missed a race last year. It’s a big loss for our program. He was always making people smile with his jokes and you don’t forget that. It was good that Cory got the win for him.”
“It was really nice that one of the boys won on Saturday night,” Jamie added. “We knew Bobby loved Brighton so much, so I know both of the boys were trying really hard to get that first one at Brighton and give a shout out for Bobby.”

The team is planning for another doubleheader this weekend, beginning Friday night at Ohsweken on June 21 with a race that will air live on MavTV Canada. They’ll then visit Merrittville Speeway on Saturday, June 22 for round two of the Southern Ontario Sprints schedule. After a bit of a roller coaster this past week, Ryan Turner has a plan in place for the upcoming doubleheader.

“I have to do what Bob says. I have to pull up my socks.”

For additional event information, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and www.MerrittvilleSpeedway.com.

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

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

TEAM TURNER PARTNERS
Team Turner Racing is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2019 race season, including Charlie-Bee Honey, Mudcat Entertainment Centre, Braemar Building Systems, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Malabar Super Spice, V&R Recycling, Country Event Services, JNE Recovery, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Total Coatings, Six Nations Bingo, Silo Wireless, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Silverdale Gun Club, Bryan's Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, Hitchman Trailers, Barlow Farms, Mac Tools, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Mayhew Graphics, ImageFactor.ca, and Clayton Johns Media.

 

 

Swindell Makes Gains During World of Outlaws Doubleheader at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 17, 2019) - Despite battling an array of problems last weekend during the Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville Raceway, Sammy Swindell and the Thone Motorsports team gained valuable laps and made progress throughout the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"I think we made a lot of progress on some things, but we had some things that didn't go right for us either," Swindell said. "I thought our car drove a whole lot better. We found a couple of things from the week before. We had a right rear shock on at Mansfield that when a tire blew it took most of the rebound out of it. We also made a couple of small changes with the setup on the car and it was quite a bit better."

The two-day event began strong for Swindell, who qualified fourth quickest in his group on Friday. A runner-up result in a heat race locked him into the dash. He placed seventh in the dash to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We had an ignition box start to go bad in the dash," he said. "When the box got put back on it didn't have the switch lined up in the hole right. When I got in to start it it almost wouldn't start. We got it going, but it wasn't down all the way so it turned itself off. I got it going again, but the race officials threw the yellow. I had to go to the back so I pulled into the work area and we got it right. After that I passed five cars the first couple of laps. Then I got to racing with somebody and we almost got put into the fence so I lost most of those spots. Then you're back in the back and by then the leader is catching us."

Swindell capped the night with a 19th-place finish.

Rain hampered the event on Saturday, creating a delay followed by a heavy track that limited passing.

"The weather was a lot different," Swindell said. "It was real humid and the air wasn't good. We didn't get the tune-up on the motor quite right. That just killed our night because we didn't make any speed in qualifying."

Swindell timed in 16th quickest in his group. He advanced from eighth to sixth in a heat race and from 11th to seventh in the Last Chance Showdown, but narrowly missed transferring into the main event both times.

The team is scheduled to compete with the World of Outlaws this Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam., Wis., during the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers. Swindell hasn't raced at the track since earning a 10th-place result in June 2015.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 7 (8); Feature: 19 (7).

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam., Wis., for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed & Grain, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Premier Truck Group, Hopf Farms, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Partners With Memphis Based Rock Band TORA TORA

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 17, 2019) - Jason Sides is thrilled to welcome TORA TORA to the Sides Motorsports stable.

TORA TORA is a blues-based hard rock band formed in Memphis, Tenn., in the late 1980s. Band members include Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, John Patterson and Anthony Corder. TORA has two major releases Surprise Attack/Wild America through A&M Records that promoted five singles and videos (Walkin' Shoes, Guilty, Phantom Rider, Amnesia and Faith Healer). The band recently released a new album titled 'Bastards of Beale.' For more information, visit http://www.TORATORAMusic.com.

"It's an exciting relationship," Sides said. "They are from Memphis and we're from Memphis. A lot of good bands and a lot of good racers come from Memphis. I used to race dirt bikes with guys that were on their setup crew years ago. I've been to several concerts and listened to their music for 20-plus years. We're excited to have them as part of the team."

Sides also debuted a new race car last weekend during the Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville Raceway, which hosted a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"We put that new car together and with the new car jitters the first night we didn't get qualified real well," he said. "We made a few changes and made the car a lot better throughout that night. The second night we qualified a lot better and therefore your night goes a lot better."

Sides rallied on Friday after timing in 19th quickset in his group. He maneuvered from 10th to seventh in a heat race after making a big change on the car.

"When I'd get to the corners it'd automatically want to turn down on its own like it had too much stagger," he said. "I know the stagger wasn't wrong so I lengthened the left side of the car. We put in a longer radius rod to move the left front forward. Therefore it didn't turn down as quick. It made it a lot better and we were more comfortable for where we were normally at. Just a little bit of a movement can be the difference from it wanting to dart to the infield versus running around there smooth."

Sides capped the night with a 14th-place outing in the Last Chance Showdown.

Saturday's event started much better as Sides qualified ninth quickest in his group. He gained a position to finish fourth in a heat race, which locked him into the A Main. Sides recorded an 18th-place finish in the feature.

Next up for the team will be World of Outlaws shows on Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam., Wis., for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers and on Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (10); B Main: 14 (15).

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 18 (14).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

40 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam., Wis., for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers and Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - TORA TORA

TORA TORA is a blues-based hard rock band formed in Memphis, Tenn., in the late 1980s. Band members include Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, John Patterson and Anthony Corder. TORA has two major releases Surprise Attack/Wild America through A&M Records that promoted five singles and videos (Walkin' Shoes, Guilty, Phantom Rider, Amnesia and Faith Healer). The band recently released a new album titled 'Bastards of Beale.' For more information, visit http://www.TORATORAMusic.com.

"It's an exciting relationship," Sides said. "They are from Memphis and we're from Memphis. A lot of good bands and a lot of good racers come from Memphis. I used to race dirt bikes with guys that were on their setup crew years ago. I've been to several concerts and listened to their music for 20-plus years. We're excited to have them as part of the team."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Fremont reschedules BOSS, add new date as well

FREMONT, Ohio – Race fans all over the country have been frustrated by rain-outs this season. The Fremont Speedway Committee has been working to secure future dates to make up for some of those missed racing nights.

The Track That Action Built was forced to cancel the appearance of the non-wing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series on June 15 but working with the BOSS officials they have come up with a make-up date of Saturday, July 13 on Roots Poultry/Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night. Unfortunately, the addition of BOSS means the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will not be in action that night.

Besides BOSS, the July 13 event will also feature the Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints and the KS Sales and Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales for the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints ($1,000 to win). Meaning July 13 is an all open wheel extravaganza!

“Like every other track in the region, we have been battling with Mother Nature. Our great fans like the non-wing sprint specials and we lost both of the scheduled BOSS events due to rain so we wanted to find a good make-up date and thanks to Aaron Fry and the BOSS team we were able to do that,” said Ryan Schiets of the Fremont Speedway Committee. “It’s unfortunate we had to drop the dirt trucks from that date but we are scheduling a new event to give them another race.”

Though originally Fremont Speedway did not have a race scheduled for Aug. 10, The Track That Action Built will now turn on the lights that night thanks to American Powersports in Sandusky and Findlay for the 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks.

Also, the May 26 rained out dirt truck features will be made up on Saturday, Aug. 3 along with a regular racing program of 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks.

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

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Hosting Sprint Car Showdown Friday During Big Country 107.7 Night

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 17, 2019) - A trio of sprint car classes will invade Jackson Motorplex this Friday during Big Country 107.7 Night.

The DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc will all compete at the 4/10-mile oval for the third time this season.

Jack Dover and Brooke Tatnell have split the two previous DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series races. This Friday's show will pay $3,000 to win and $400 to start.

Brant O'Banion leads the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids championship standings thanks to his victory during the most recent race. Brandon Allen is also a feature winner this year.

Brandon Halverson sits atop the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc championship standings. He and Jake Kouba have each earned a trip to Victory Lane this season.

The pits open at 3 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps start the racing action at 7:30 p.m.

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

The Bank Midwest Candy Drop will take place prior to Opening Ceremonies for all children ages 12-years-old and younger. Also, children are encouraged to sign up for the Jr. Fans of the Night next to the souvenir stand. Those selected will receive free merchandise and get to present the trophies to all feature winners.

UP NEXT -

Friday for Big Country 107.7 Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group Entering Summer Hitting on All Cylinders

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2019) - PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is hitting full stride as the summer officially arrives this weekend.

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

This weekend RacinBoys will host a special Friday only show.

Several events around the country that night include: the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in Washington; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions in Ohio; the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series in California; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in Pennsylvania; and ASCS regional competition in Texas and Missouri to name a few.

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

RacinBoys will also air free, live audio of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., as the Dirt Cup runs from Thursday through Saturday.

Additionally, RacinBoys will provide free, live audio of the United Rebel Sprint Series show at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on Friday.

A free membership is the only thing needed to be able to listen to those races.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Invading Carolina Speedway and Cherokee Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (June 17, 2019) - The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour will showcase its first doubleheader of the season this weekend.

The RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series is slated to make its only visit of the year to Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on Friday and to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C., on Saturday.

Both races will pay $700 to win, $400 for second place, $325 for third and $200 to start the A Main.

Additionally, VP Fuels of Taylorsville has put up a 55-gallon drum of M1 methanol to the hard charger of the weekend.

A wet spring has wiped out half of the scheduled races thus far with Nick Tucker claiming the season opener on April 27 at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., and Jake Karklin winning the most recent event on May 18 at Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C.

Fans who are unable to attend the races this weekend can watch live via the Total Sports Network, which will offer a live video broadcast during both races this weekend. Friday's show is free to watch and Saturday's event is only $10. For more information, visit https://www.totalsportsnetwork.com/live-sports?fbclid=IwAR3jVeycNwpuzanmstSoQgPf66KzHEbbO6BNd3dfKbpdGg5OB4CTpmzwrqY .

Grandstand tickets are $15 at Carolina Speedway and $5 at Cherokee Speedway. A pit pass is $25 at each track.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18) and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

Friday at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., and Saturday at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Schatz earns top-five during Knoxville visit

Dates: Friday and Saturday, June 14th & 15th Event: Brownells Big Guns Bash Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 4th (5th) Saturday: 15th (21st)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd - 3872 points (40 points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 17, 2019) - Donny Schatz’ visit to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, may have ended short of the overall goal, but the information obtained during his visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World was vital, already looking ahead to the annual Knoxville Nationals in mid-August.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, finished fourth and 15th, respectively, during his two-day stop at Knoxville Raceway on June 14 & 15, securing his 17th top-five performance of 2019 in the process.

Although strong during the entire Friday night program, kicking things off with a heat race victory before finishing fifth during the evening’s dash, Schatz’ eventual top-five during main event action did not occur easily, as the Fargo, North Dakota-native was forced to battle with current World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series point leader, Brad Sweet, during the late stages to secure his fourth place run; Schatz started fifth.

Although scored 15th on Saturday, the finish was a product of row 11, earning his way into the Brownells Big Guns Bash finale with a victory during the evening’s Last Chance Showdown.

“We really didn’t have the weekend we wanted to have, but there’s a bigger race at Knoxville later this summer. We’ll come back ready to go for that,” Donny Schatz expressed, who finished second during the 2018 Knoxville Nationals finale. “Regardless, my team worked their tails off all weekend and I’m proud of their efforts. All we can do now is get ourselves ready for next weekend.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their quest toward the 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series title this Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, with a two-race weekend through Wisconsin and Iowa. The trip will ignite Saturday with a visit to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., followed by a trip to Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa.

Schatz finished fifth during his 2018 Beaver Dam appearance, climbing ahead from row five to do so.

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

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

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

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru June 17, 2019) World of Outlaws Races: 28 World of Outlaws Wins: 3 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 17 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 24

 

 

Haggenbottom Achieves Best

USAC Silver Crown Finish to Date

By Finishing Fourth Friday at Williams Grove

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., June 16 — Mike Haggenbottom agrees “there’s no place like home!”

Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., the Levittown, Pa. driver recorded his career-best finish in the top series of the United States Auto Club (USAC) when he placed fourth in what turned out to be a 101-lap Silver Crown event on the half-mile clay oval.

The race is the series’ only event in the Keystone state.

Haggenbottom, who is midway through only his second season in the series, also earned the race’s KSE Racing Products “Hard-Charger” Award for advancing the most positions of any other driver in the race. He started 15th in a Maxim chassis owned by his brother, John, of Bristol, Pa.

Cracking the top 10 in this ultra-competitive series has been Haggenbottom’s goal. His best previous finishes in a USAC Silver Crown race were two 11th-place finishes last year.

On Friday he not only earned his first top-10 series finish, but he got a top-five result as well.

What’s more, the strong finish propelled him into fifth place in the national point standings at the season’s midpoint.

Haggenbottom Racing is definitely representing the tri-state area well in this national series. Its sponsors include Belmont Garage of Langhorne, Pa.; Valley Forge. Inc. of King of Prussia, Pa.; Robison Racing Products of Dublin, Pa.; Speed Equipment Corp. (SEC) of Bensalem, Pa.; Kashady Automation of Bensalem, Pa., and Mershon Concrete of Bordentown, N.J. Other decals seen on the car advertise ASi Racewear of Patchogue, N.Y.; Hooker Harness of Freeport, Ill., WDB Landscaping of Morrisville, Pa., and PME Engines of Mooresville, N.C.

The car Haggenbottom drove at Williams Grove is powered by a Chevy engine prepared by Rider Racing Engines of Mechanicsburg.

Haggenbottom is a former United Racing Club sprint car champion and a five-time Tri-State Race Savers 305 sprint car champion, but he’s only run at Williams Grove about a dozen times in the past. There was no Silver Crown race at Williams Grove in 2018, his rookie season in the series.

USAC Silver Crown races are tests of not only speed but also of endurance, as drivers must conserve their fuel, brakes and tires, and try to set up their cars so they run well late in the race when their fuel load has decreased. It’s definitely a game of strategy, compromise, pace, and working with whatever cards one is dealt.

After starting 15th, Haggenbottom took advantage of some opportunities to pass. Despite no cautions in the early going, he moved up to 14th on lap three by passing Eric Gordon, 13th on lap four by passing John Heydenreich, 12th on lap seven by passing David Byrne, 11th on lap 11 by passing Matt Goodnight, and he cracked the top 10 on lap 15 by passing Kyle Robbins.

Shane Cottle was in front of him at that point, but he got ninth on lap 18 when Tyler Courtney slowed ahead of him between Turns 1 and 2 to bring out the first caution flag, although Courtney did continue.

Haggenbottom ran in ninth place from laps 18 through 38, and then got eighth on lap 39 by passing Austin Nemire, who had qualified fifth. He was still in eighth place at the halfway point on lap 50 when another yellow flew for debris on the track.

He passed Chad Kemenah on the restart on lap 51 to rise to seventh, and then remained in that position until lap 97. At that point he was sandwiched between Cottle and Gordon. With three laps to go Haggenbottom was pleased to think he was poised to achieve his goal of a top-10 finish with a seventh, but the racing gods had more spots in mind for him on Friday.

On lap 98 he got sixth when both he and Gordon passed Cottle. On the next lap the driver who was second, Chris Windom, spun out the leader, Steve Buckwalter, in Turn 1, which gave Haggenbottom fifth place and set up a green-white checkered scenario.

Windom was leading on lap 100 when his right-rear tire let go in Turn 1, which gave Haggenbottom another position and the fourth-place finish. Brady Bacon ended up winning over Kody Swanson, Justin Grant and Haggenbottom. Gordon, Nemire, Byrne, Buckwalter, Windom and Goodnight rounded out the top 10.

“My car was pretty tight for the last half of the race,” Haggenbottom said afterwards. “I was hoping to get by Justin Grant because it was Justin Grant, but I didn’t want to run over him either. I didn't want brakes to become an issue, and you use them hard at Williams Grove.

“We were totally happy to get a top-10 out of it, so to get fourth was like getting a Christmas present.

“It was nice how many people showed up. I was surprised at how many people knew me from running sprint cars, and we had a lot of friends and family there. A lot of them had never seen a Silver Crown race, let alone watch me run one.”

All the USAC Silver Crown races are broadcast live on a pay-per-view basis by FloRacing.com. The next one is June 28 at Madison International Raceway in Oregon, Wis.

For more information, follow “Mike Haggenbottom Racing” on Facebook and @MHaggenbottom on Twitter. USAC’s website is at usacracing.com.

 

 

SATURDAY'S PORTION OF "STEEL VALLEY PRO STOCK NATIONALS" POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 7 DUE TO PENDING RAIN AT SHARON

 by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 15, 2019 After qualifying was completed on Friday night for the Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series and Econo Mods, Sharon Speedway has made the decision to postpone night two of the "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals" to Saturday, September 7 due to the high likelihood of rain later this afternoon and evening on top of already saturated grounds.

Chris Schneider set a new track record in qualifying with a 17.577 to earn $500 from Zimmer's Service Center against the 62-car field. Dwayne Clay set fast time overall against the 27-car field in the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods with a 17.970. The heat race lineups for both classes are set. New cars will be permitted to tag the heat races. The Penn-Ohio Stocks will be racing for $10,000 to-win and the Econo Mods $2,000 on that night.

Coming up on Tuesday (June 18) is Ohio Speedweek for the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars in a $5,000 to-win event along with the RUSH Sprint Cars. Advanced and reserved tickets are on sale by going to SharonSpeedway.com and clicking on 'Buy Tickets' at the top left.

 

 

Heavy Rains Cancel Eldora Round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 15, 2019) – Rain hit Eldora Speedway early-afternoon Saturday forcing Eldora Speedway officials to cancel tonight’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek event.

The increasing threat of severe storms and a once promising window to which the event was constrained completely diminished, compelling Eldora and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) officials to make the difficult decision. The storm system, which spans west to Missouri, has the region under a National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch through Sunday.

With the 2019 Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule encompassing nine straight nights of racing at eight different speedways in the Buckeye state and no available rain date, the event will not be rescheduled.

All tickets will be refunded via method of purchase. Suite holders will be contacted individually.

Next up for Eldora is the 36th Kings Royal Weekend on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July 18th-19th-20th. The summer’s most-fabled event is bigger than ever with three days of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action culminating in Saturday night’s 40-lap spectacle paying an epic $175,000-to-win.

The Kings Royal Weekend actually kicks off on Wednesday night, July 17th with the re-scheduled #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars.

Tickets, including reserved seats and campsites, as well as event information can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815. Children 12 & younger are admitted free to all general admission and grass hillside seating areas at Eldora Speedway. Get behind the scenes information via by following @eldoraspeedway on your favorite social channels.

 

 

Trombley Leads In Quest For Third CRSA Crown

For Immediate Release By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY (6/15/19) – As the days click off and the calendar turns to mid-June, the points races within the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series are heating up. In all, three of the 14 scheduled events on the 2019 season schedule have been completed at three very different and unique tracks.

With events at the big, fast half mile known as the Land of Legends Raceway, the three eighths of a mile show palace known as the Weedsport Speedway and the Fastest Quarter Mile on Dirt, the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park all in the book a familiar face sits on top of the overall series point standings.

Jeff Trombley, of Altamont, New York currently sits on top in the race for his third CRSA Sprint Car Series championship in a row with car owner Warren Alexson. The two-time Fonda Speedway Dirt Modified Track Champion has am 18 point lead over one of the CRSA Young Guns – Johnny Kolosek.

The Marion, New York driver has scored two top five finishes and three top ten’s so far in the young season. He currently holds a six point advantage over another CRSA Young Gun Justin Mills. The defending CRSA Rookie of the Year out of Bloomingburg, New York has not finished outside of the top ten this season.

Rounding out the top five is the father-daughter duo of Alysha Bay and Darryl Ruggles. Bay is three points behind Mills and two points ahead of Ruggles. Ruggles, like Trombley has one feature win on the season. Trombley picked up the season opener win at the Land of Legends Raceway while Ruggles brought home the checkers at the Weedsport Speedway. Cory Sparks won the Glen Ridge event.

With their wins, Trombley leads the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Challenge Series point standings and Sparks leads the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge Series point standings.

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action at the Afton Motorsports Park on Friday July 12th.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc. and Country Service Center.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 13

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 491; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 417; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 415; 4. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 378; 5. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 376; 6. Jonathon J. Jones (12J), Irvona, Pa., 372; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 371; 8. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 363; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 362; 11. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 342; 12. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 335; 13. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 330; 14. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 325; 15. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 322; 16. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 315; 17. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., and Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., both 313; 19. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 312; 20. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 308.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., and Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., both 313; 3. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 305; 4. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 302; 5. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 275; 6. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 239; 7. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., and Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., both 236; 9. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 223; 10. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 218.

Colorado – 1. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 40; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 39; 3. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 37; 4. Dalton Webb, Golden, Colo., 36; 5. Mark Walinder, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 35; 6. Darren Robertson, Denver, Colo., 34; 7. Frank Martinez, Aurora, Colo., 33; 8. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 31; 9. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 30; 10. Monte Hein, Greeley, Colo., 29.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 150; 2. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 148; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., and Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., both 146; 5. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 139; 6. Scott Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 136; 7. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., and Jackson Slone, Noblesville, Ind., both 126; 9. Aaron "A.J." Carlson, Linden, Ind., 120; 10. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 108.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 269; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 238; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 232; 4. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny, Iowa, and Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, both 204; 6. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, and Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, both 171; 8. Val Urman, Urbandale, Iowa, 135; 9. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 112; 10. Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 102.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 114; 2. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 103; 3. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 102; 4. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 96; 5. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 95; 6. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 90; 7. Kade Hagans, Hays, Kan., 89; 8. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 80; 9. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 76; 10. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 75.

Louisiana – 1. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 136; 2. Jerry "Butch" David, Geismar, La., 133; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 96; 4. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 76; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 75; 6. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., and Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, both 66; 8. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 62; 9. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 40.

Maryland – 1. Christian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., 115; 2. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 106; 3. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 105; 4. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 101; 5. Bradley Mellott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 93; 6. Tyler Denochick, Morrisdale, Pa., 87; 7. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 78; 8. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., and Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., both 75; 10. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 72.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 230; 2. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 197; 3. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 191; 4. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 172; 5. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 151; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., and Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., both 140; 8. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 130; 9. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 124; 10. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 122.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 242; 2. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 232; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 179; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., both 146; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 102; 7. Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 96; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 67; 9. Matt Fair, O Fallon, Mo., 62; 10. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 59.

Nebraska – 1. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 211; 2. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 210; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 197; 4. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 196; 5. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 190; 6. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 176; 7. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 169; 8. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 160; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., and Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., both 159.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 149; 2. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 139; 3. Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., 135; 4. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., and Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., both 125; 6. Jonathan Haegele, Hatboro, Pa., 124; 7. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 123; 8. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 118; 9. Dave Bonner, Radnor, Pa., 112; 10. Marie McVay, Woodbury Heights, N.J., 107.

North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 115; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 112; 3. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 105; 4. Michael Jackson, Walterboro, S.C., 71; 5. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 67; 6. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., and George Blaney, Concord, N.C., both 65; 8. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 62; 9. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., and Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., both 61.

Ohio – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 40; 2. Dustin Hammond, Springfield, Ohio, 39; 3. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 38; 4. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 37; 5. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 36; 6. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 35; 7. Joseph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, 34; 8. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 33; 9. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 32; 10. Michael Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 31.

Oklahoma – 1. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 147; 2. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 145; 3. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 143; 4. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 136; 5. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 128; 6. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 126; 7. Weston Miller, Calumet, Okla., 121; 8. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 120; 9. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 113; 10. Cody Hill, Lawton, Okla., 102.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 413; 2. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 325; 3. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 308; 4. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 291; 5. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 287; 6. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 285; 7. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 279; 8. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 271; 9. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., and Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., both 270.

South Dakota – 1. Brant O'Banion, Viborg, S.D., 185; 2. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 176; 3. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 169; 4. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 150; 5. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 147; 6. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 138; 7. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 115; 8. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 105; 9. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 104; 10. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 103.

Texas – 1. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 309; 2. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 286; 3. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 263; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 247; 5. Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, 244; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, both 239; 8. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 237; 9. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 228; 10. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 224.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 108; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 102; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 101; 4. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 95; 5. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 75; 6. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 74; 7. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 66; 8. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 65; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 37; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 34.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

ERIE, Pa. – The scheduled debut of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series at Lake Erie Speedway will have to wait.

A forecast of persistent rain and thunderstorms throughout the day on Saturday has forced the postponement of a double-bill program at the three-eighths-mile oval, featuring the Must See Racing sprint cars and the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour.

Track and series officials are looking into the possibility of rescheduling the program for later in the year.

“This early decision, while difficult and disappointing, is our genuine best effort to do the right thing for everyone involved,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Whenever possible, we try to avoid unnecessary and avoidable lost time and travel expenses for both our race teams and valued fans. Based on a consistent updated forecast that predicts rain for the day on Saturday, the track, ROC and MSR have determined that it is the best decision to postpone the event, rather than ignore the risk and forecast of probable bad weather.”

The Erie postponement marks the second-straight weather related postponement for Must See Racing this season, following a washout of the scheduled Engine Pro Fast Car Dash at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway on June 1.

That Berlin event has been rebooked for Saturday night, Sept. 7.

Four-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune is the current Must See Racing point leader following his victory in the season-opener at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway on May 4.

McCune leads his nephew Anthony by six tallies in the current standings, with Charlie Schultz, Tom Jewell and rookie Joe Liguori completing the top five in points.

The next scheduled Must See Racing Sprint Car Series event will be held at Birch Run Speedway and Event Center in Birch Run, Mich., on Friday night, July 5.

 

 

Speedway Motors Racing Engines EMi Raffle Sprint Car to be Unveiled June 29!

Knoxville, IA, June 14, 2019 – The Speedway Motors EMi Raffle Sprint Car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will be unveiled on Saturday, June 29, during Cars & Coffee at Speedway Motors, 340 Victory Lane, Lincoln, Nebraska, from 8 a.m. to Noon! The car will feature an EMi chassis and be powered by a Speedway Motors Racing Engines 410 engine.

The car is the thirteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car builders and manufacturers across the country. This sprint car will feature the famous Speedway Motors 4X and be shown at several racing events over the next 18 months, and will be given away Friday, December 18, 2020.

“Our raffle car program was started back in 1995, and has been an essential component in maintaining the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum ever since,” says National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director, Bob Baker. “We want to sincerely thank Speedway Motors/EMi, and all the sponsors who make it possible to do this. And, of course, most of all, we thank all of those who make donations and buy raffle tickets in an attempt to win a brand new sprint car!”

The sponsors committed thus far include…

Speedway Motors Racing Engines, EMi, All Pro Heads, Pro Shocks, AFCO, Cold Fire, Amick, KSE, MPI, Weld Wheels, Hoosier, Wilwood, Autometer, Tel Tac, Winters, Saldana Racing Products, HRP, M&W Aluminum, FK Bearings, Goodridge, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PAC Racing Springs, Fragola, Butlerbuilt, Manley, Kinsler, Waterman, Walker, ARP, Cometic, Huggins, T&D, Callies, Dyers, CP Carrillo, Total Seal, King Engine Bearing Specialist, Isky, Trend, Dan Olson Racing Products, MSD, Shaver, and Moose.

Additional prizes will also be awarded, including the runner-up award, a Kincrome Chest and Trolley Combo donated by Kincrome.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $20, or six for $100 starting with the Speedway Motors event June 29. For more information on the Speedway Motors EMi Raffle Sprint Car, visit www.SprintCarRaffle.net!

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!

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Phone: 641-842-6176

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Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

FIERCE 'BANDITS 360C.I. SPRINT CAR RACING COMING to 105 SPEEDWAY on SATURDAY JUNE 22nd!

Cleveland, TX (06/14/19) by DarinShort.com. Nestled just inside the border of Sam Houston National Forest is the racy ¼ mile clay oval of 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas. On Saturday, June 22nd at 6pm, the top 360 C.I. sprint car drivers in the region will be on hand at 105 to electrify the crowd with the running of the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Liberty 25’ NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event. This will be the first SCB ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour date at 105 for 2019, the series will return on Saturday, September 21st. This event originally fell to inclement weather on April 13th.

TOP-LINE STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 5:00pm-5:45pm…hot laps are early, 6pm! SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 4:30pm and drivers meeting is at 4:40pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information.

:30 105 REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at 105 Speedway in 2018, a fantastic racing surface greeted the 24 SCB race teams for a night of exciting racing action. Scottie McDonald took command from polesitter and Washington state native Seth Bergman to score a very popular $2,000 win with the local crowd. Bergman took home $1,000 for finishing second, with popular DFW area racer John Ricketts finishing in 3rd…and happened to be competing that night with a 305C.I. engine. Reminder to area race teams: the Sprint Car Bandits series allows engine sizes of 360C.I. and lower, and all are treated in the same manner regarding draw-in, scoring and all other aspects. So, local race teams are encouraged to come join in on the fun!

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 5pm until about 5:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open and it costs just more $3 to have your item shipped to you.

105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website. The first green flag on June 22nd is slated for 6pm, so please make plans to arrive early.

FUNNY 105 FACTOID: Why is this event called the Liberty 25? Primarily because the track and Cleveland are in Liberty County, and it is paying deference to the area, its history and its residents. But not so fast! What’s entertaining, after speaking with the track owner, Jerry Brown, the county line actually runs through the pit area of the property! So, although the Liberty 25 will technically take place in Liberty County, the race car drivers come from Montgomery County to race in it! I thought everyone would get a chuckle out of this little-known 105 Speedway factoid.

RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

25-lap “Liberty 25” NCRA Sprint Car Bandits feature event payback: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series license or membership fee; $20 competitor nightly draw-in fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse, registration (free, but required) and procedures information, located under the ‘Driver/Rules’ tab.

This is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website. This will be the first event in this 4-pack, which will award each of the Fierce 15 members an added bonus. Details of this next 4-pack will be posted soon. In addition, www.KoolTrikes.com will be putting up $50 to win each SCB heat race!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

 

 

World of Outlaws Make Dubuque Speedway Debut on June 23

DUBUQUE, Iowa — June 13, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will visit Dubuque Speedway for the first time on Sunday, June 23. The fairgrounds oval will mark the ninth venue in the state of Iowa that the series has competed at, dating back to the inaugural 1978 season.

Kasey Kahne, who retired from NASCAR competition at the end of the 2018 season, will be a special guest at Dubuque Speedway and will be signing autographs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on race day.

Brad Sweet, who won the biggest race of his career in the state of Iowa last year, the Knoxville Nationals, currently sits atop the standings on the strength of three wins to go along with 22 top-10 finishes, of which 17 are top-five performances. Just behind Sweet is 10-time and defending series champion, Donny Schatz, who also has three wins leads the series with 23 top-10 finishes.

David Gravel, who is yet another driver with three victories thus far in 2019, recently moved into the third spot in points as he continues his first season aboard the No. 41 for Jason Johnson Racing. Daryn Pittman, who opened the season with back-to-back wins in Florida, is currently fourth in points. Logan Schuchart, the winningest driver on the tour, with four triumphs, rounds out the current top-five in the standings.

Shane Stewart, who is in the midst of his first season driving for the CJB Motorsports Team, sits sixth in points, after scoring a win in Nashville a few weeks ago. Carson Macedo, who is the leading contender for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, is currently seventh in points. Ian Madsen is currently eighth in the standings, with Brent Marks ninth and Sheldon Haudenschild 10th. Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides and Jacob Allen are all just outside of the top-10 in points.

Discount General Admission tickets can be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

Tickets for the inaugural World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Dubuque Speedway in Iowa on Sunday, June 23 can be purchased in advance online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

ELDORA’S OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK EVENT FLEXED AHEAD TWO HOURS

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stocks on Card

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 13, 2019) – Eldora Speedway officials announced Saturday night’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek event is being flex-scheduled due to possible weather later in the evening.

The new showtime is two hours earlier and now scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

The Eldora event is the second round of nine straight nights of racing for the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, and the 2019 edition marks the 37th time America’s original touring sprint car series have barnstormed their way across the Buckeye state.

Saturday’s schedule now has the pit area opening to competitors at 1:30 p.m., the grandstands opening to spectators at 2 p.m., the driver meetings beginning at 3:15 p.m. and hot laps on track at 4:10 p.m.

Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson is the defending race winner and has indicated his intention to return to #OhioSpeedweek in 2019.

Tickets, including reserved seats, as well as event information can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815. Children 12 & younger are admitted free to all general admission and grass hillside seating areas. Follow @eldoraspeedway on all of your favorite social channels.

 

 

Covington Looks To Regain Performance on Northwest Swing

CG Motorsports- Glenpool, Ok. (June 13th, 2019) Matt Covington heads northwest after a sub-par ASCS National Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek.

Covington demonstrated speed but was also hampered by some self-inflected wounds. Matt achieved one top-10 finished, coupled with a 15th and 11th place finishes during the annual summer speedweek that was shorten to just three events after rain-outs.

“It was a disappointing speedweek,” stated Matt. “The car was fast all week and we were competitive, but we had nothing to show for it. I thought we had a shot to close out the week strong at Salina with our starting spot for the feature, but we missed the setup and fell backwards before getting in an incident that we had to fight through to come home 11th. We struggled early in the week the first night at Devil’s Bowl. Due to some mid-race circumstances, the result was a 15th place finish and DNF, burying us in speedweek points. At Lawton, we were ok and worked forward, but only managed to drive up to 8th. I need to thank Mike and Jerry for all their hard work and late nights during speedweek. It wouldn’t have been possible without them. With the points situation and the way everything has went lately, our goal is to just run up front, go for the wins, get back some consistency, and not worry about the rest or points.”

Up next with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series is Aberdeen, S.D. at Brown County Speedway on Friday, June 14th and Rapid City, S.D. on Saturday, June 15th at Black Hills Speedway.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank and mention all partners who have helped make this year and the 2019 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, DMI Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto Body, Miller Truck Lines, Brodix Cylinder Heads, and T&L Foundry.

2019 STATS: Starts-16, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: 6/14/2019 Brown County Speedway - Aberdeen, SD 6/15/2019 Black Hills Speedway - Rapid City, SD 6/20/2019 Skagit Speedway - Alger, WA 6/21/2019 Skagit Speedway - Alger, WA 6/22/2019 Skagit Speedway - Alger, WA

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“Steve has been helping us for a couple years now and really picked up the performance of our engines,” stated Matt. “I notice a big difference in the power bands and raceabilty after he helped us find the best cams for our engine package. Its also cool to have someone as a vendor that is invested in your program and keeps up with what is going on for support. We will be flying that yellow Huggins Cam logo on our cars for many years to come.”

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2019 shirts coming soon. Current shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races on the grandstand side in the Racinboy’s t-shirt trailer along with pit side shirts in the team trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2019 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Carson McCarl – First at Knoxville!

Dallas, TX (June 12, 2019) – After a podium run on Friday, Carson McCarl wasn’t finished and topped the Knoxville Raceway podium for the first time in a 360 on Saturday! McCarl wheeled his Cressman Enterprises/Jetco Electric #27 to the win on Saturday, after taking third at Jackson Motorplex the night before. Carson is looking forward to two more nights of racing this weekend, beginning Thursday night at Eldon Raceway with the Sprint Invaders, before heading back to Knoxville on Saturday looking for another win and to jump up to the top of the point standings!

Starting the weekend off at Jackson Motorplex on Friday night, Carson worked all parts of the track to move his way through the second 360 heat race of the night. “We started outside of the third row in our heat and moved around a lot to move up,” said McCarl. “I was able to throw a couple sliders and get up to 2nd.”

The strong run in the heat put Carson in the dash, where he would improve by one spot, leaving him starting sixth in the night’s main event. “We were able to move from 6th to 4th pretty quick in the A-main,” said Carson. “As the laps wore on, the track took some rubber, which made it pretty hard to pass, though I was able to pick off one more spot coming to the checkered.”

Riding the momentum from the podium finish on Friday night, Carson would come out and qualify 2nd on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. He would follow that up by moving from sixth to 3rd in his heat race, showing the speed in his Ford motor. “Our Cressman Ford has been great this year,” said McCarl. “We were able to lay down a great qualifying time even though we went out pretty late, then moved up well in our heat race.”

With a strong point total, Carson would find himself starting on the outside of the front row in the 360 feature, but failed to get the jump at the drop of the green flag. “[Matt] Moro got off to a great start and we settled into second for the first half of the race,” said Carson. “I’m not usually one to run the bottom a lot, but it was good on Saturday and we set the car up to run down there.”

Though the leaders were strong on the bottom, lap traffic would come into play and give McCarl his opportunity to move up the track. “I was just waiting for an opportunity and when we were in lapped traffic, I saw my chance to go high and get around Moro for the lead,” said Carson.

Clint Garner would also get around Moro, and when the caution came out a lap later, Carson knew he had his hands full. “I had Garner right on my heels on the restart, which is no easy task,” said McCarl. “Again, our motor has been great all year and it showed in the A-main; we were able to pull away for my first 360 win at Knoxville!”

After scoring his first win in a 360 at Knoxville, Carson made sure to celebrate the night the right way. “We hit Dingus after to enjoy the win,” said Carson with a laugh. “Hopefully we can make celebrating wins there a regular occurrence!”

Carson will be kicking the weekend off early, as he’ll take his Cressman Enterprises/Jetco Electric #27 south to Eldon Raceway Thursday night to run with the Sprint Invaders, before heading back to Knoxville Saturday night looking to go back-to-back!

McCarl Family Websites! Driverwebsites.com develops the websites for the McCarl boys. Check out www.CarsonMcCarl.com, as well as www.AustinMcCarl.com and www.TerryMcCarl.com!

Catching Up with Carson: Never miss out on any updates from Carson McCarl, as he chases the 360 Track Championship at the Knoxville Raceway! To receive all of Carson’s press releases and stories, send an e-mail to broegracewriting@gmail.com with "Carson" in the subject line.

Carson would like to thank his great list of partners for the 2019 season: Cressman Enterprises, Jetco Electric, Deanfield Farms, Blondie Motorsports, City Vending, DeBerg Concrete, Space Cowboy Motorsports, Mobile Dent Service, Feese Family Insurance, Larry’s Window Service, Craig Smith & Colleen Kelly, TNT & Liquid Lou, Kustom Race Parts, HRP, Aurora Rod Ends, Bell Helmets, BMRS, Burnett’s Rock & Landscaping, CM Rock, Crow Safety, Engler Injection, Justice Bros./Gillund Ent., KC Breweries, Octane Ink, Pro Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Sposato Paint, Winters Performance.

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Dover, Brown, Dominic Scelzi and Taylor Garner Victories

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (June 13, 2019) - Jack Dover, Brian Brown, Dominic Scelzi and Zac Taylor each captured a feature triumph for Team ILP last weekend.

Dover scored his second win of the season on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., during a Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series show.

Brown remained undefeated at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday by winning his third race in as many starts at the half-mile oval this season.

Scelzi hustled to a Peter Murphy Classic victory on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Taylor recorded his third non-wing sprint car win on Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.

All four drivers increased their odds to win a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Chase Johnson - 5 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20 and May 11); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; and The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24); Seth Bergman - 3 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1); Brian Brown - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4 and June 8); Zac Taylor - 3 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Jack Dover - 2 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8); Tyler Thompson - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11 and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23); Derek Hagar - 1 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Joshua Shipley - 1 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25); Channin Tankersley - 1 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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Bell and Swindell SpeedLab Team Tackling Final Six Ohio Speedweek Races

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (June 13, 2019) - The Swindell SpeedLab sprint car team plans to nearly double its race count next week when NASCAR Xfinity Series star Christopher Bell pilots the car during a half-dozen Ohio Speedweek events.

The team will join the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion on Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. That track also hosts the Speedweek finale next Saturday.

The remaining Speedweek tracks are Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Tuesday; Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Wednesday; Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on Thursday; and Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, on Friday.

"We're excited to get to race for a week straight," team co-owner Kevin Swindell said. "We've done well in a start here and there. Now we'll get to implement little changes night by night and we can see the turnaround a lot quicker. We've been really close to winning this year so I don't see any reason why we can't contend for wins during Ohio Speedweek."

Bell has visited one of those tracks this season as he guided the Swindell SpeedLab team to a sixth-place run at Eldora Speedway last month.

So far Bell has four top fives and six top 10s in eight sprint car starts with the team this season.

"Our team has raced most of these tracks in Ohio and I think Bell has been to most so we feel comfortable rolling into each race track," Swindell said. "I think if we can put a decent qualifying lap down each night that will put us in a good position. And if we're in the ballpark we have a chance to win."

UP NEXT -

OHIO SPEEDWEEK: Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Thursday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kEHF9aNcHsMdBZaCTWDNw

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"Chris Wiser has been a great partner for our team," Kevin Swindell said. "We're grateful for his support and we look forward to achieving continued success together."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, South Bay, High Performance Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hopf Farms, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, Gatewood Concrete, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, Bell Helmets, DIRTVision, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell SpeedLab for their continued support.

 

 

Successful Speedweek Vaults SawBlade.com Backed Bogucki Into Fourth in ASCS National Standings

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Kan. (June 13, 2019) - Three great finishes during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek has vaulted Scott Bogucki into fourth in the series' championship standings.

The 2018 ASCS Rookie of the Year finished eighth in the standings last year, but consistent top-10 finishes has Bogucki's SawBlade.com sponsored team confident heading into a big series of races during the next few weeks.

Bogucki's Speedweek started on June 4 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where he posted his only ASCS National Tour feature win in 2018.

"We started on the pole, but got put back a row on the start," he said. "I blew a brake line about five laps into the feature and had zero brakes. I was running in the top three and probably would have finished third, but a red flag with two laps to go put me in dirty air on the restart. And with no brakes, I got freight trained and finished seventh."

Bogucki battled for a win the next night at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. He and Sam Hafertepe Jr. traded the top spot over several laps. A late-race restart gave Hafertepe Jr. clean air and Wayne Johnson was able to get around Bogucki for the runner-up result.

"I had the lead a couple of times," he said. "It was a fun race. I'm mad at myself for letting Wayne get around me on that restart."

Following a rainout at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., Bogucki and the SawBlade.com team headed to Salina Speedway last Saturday for the Speedweek finale.

"I won the heat going away and that put us in the redraw," he said. "My luck with the redraw hasn't been good and I drew the No. 7. The track took rubber in the heats so it was pretty much follow the leader in the feature and I ended up sixth.

"Still, we're fourth in points and I'm determined to stay in the top five the rest of the year."

The ASCS National Tour travels to South Dakota for a pair of events this Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City. Then the series travels west to Washington and Montana for nine events from June 20 to July 20.

"We finished like sixth or seventh at (Brown County Speedway) last year," he said. "I've never laid eyes on Black Hills Speedway though. I'm looking forward to the western swing. I love that area of the country. It's beautiful and I get to be a tourist for a few weeks."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (1).

June 5 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (3).

June 8 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (7)

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

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"We are getting SawBlade the finishes they deserve for all their support," Bogucki said. "I also want to thank the guys at Ostrich Race Engines, Lee Nelson, Brett Wegner and Josh Jones. Our engines have been phenomenal all season long."

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

 

 

Hagar Excited for Hooker Hood Classic and Greg Hodnett Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (June 13, 2019) - Derek Hagar will be racing at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., both Friday and Saturday during the Hooker Hood Classic and Greg Hodnett Memorial.

"We're really looking forward to this weekend," he said. "There's a lot of history and meaning in both of these races and I'm thankful we're able to be involved in it."

Hagar has previously won the Hooker Hood Classic in 2015 and 2016, and he looks to get back to Victory Lane this weekend.

"We've had success at this race before so I know that we can do it again." he said. "Hopefully we'll be able to pull off a victory or two. It's really great to see the track honoring two great race car drivers and I'm sure it'll provide some good racing."

Last weekend's action rained out for Hagar so the remainder of the USCS Speedweek was put on hold until next Thursday.

"Hopefully the rain will stay away next weekend," he said. "We'd definitely like to be able to finish Speedweek and see if we can claim the points championship."

Hagar also recently decided that he will be competing in the 410 version of the Knoxville Nationals for the first time this year. The event is the second weekend in August at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"I've only ever raced in the 360 Nationals," he said. "I think that the 410 Nationals will bring some fun. We've got more motor in those cars, which can sometimes be easier to deal with and fix certain situations than a 360. It's going to be fun."

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic and the Greg Hodnett Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"Dustin has been with us since we start racing," Hagar said. "He's probably one of the best artists around this area. He always makes sure our cars look good and we have what we need. It's a really great business to work it."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Fragola Performance Systems, B&D Towing and Recovery, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, DHR Suspension, Valvoline, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Sees Promising Night Halted by Mechanical Woes

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 13, 2019) - Mechanical problems thwarted a promising night - and a possible win - for Kaleb Johnson last Friday night in the 305ci winged sprint car class at Jackson Motorplex.

Johnson's evening began well with a convincing heat race victory after starting second.

"We were fortunate to start on the front row," he said. "We were able to take the lead on the first lap and keep it the rest of the race."

Johnson eagerly anticipated the feature, which he started third.

"We kept a pretty close eye on the track and saw that it was starting to get slick," he said. "We were really looking forward to the feature since that's the track I like."

Johnson wasted little time going to the front following the start of the main event.

"We were able to take the lead on about the second or third lap, but the longer we went, the hotter the engine got and I had to eventually pull in," he said. "The engine had gotten a little warm in the heat race and we changed a couple of things to see if that would help, but it didn't. So I figured I better pull off and salvage what we could before I did any more damage."

It was a difficult blow to the team, which had just received bad news regarding their 360ci engine a few days earlier.

"We found out earlier in the week that we hurt our 360 motor pretty bad at Knoxville," he said. "So at this time we're not really sure what our 360 racing plans are for the rest of the year. We'll take it as it goes and see what happens."

Fortunately, there was some good news for the team this week after they were expecting to be unable to race this weekend.

"At first, we thought our 305 wouldn't be ready by this weekend and we wouldn't be able to race," Johnson said. "But then we learned that it was a different issue than we thought. We're looking forward to racing at Park Jefferson International Speedway (in Jefferson, S.D.) this Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 7 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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"Ron Weber started sponsoring me when I began racing sprint cars when I was 16," Johnson said. "I've gotten to know him pretty well over that time and I greatly appreciate his support over the years."

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

 

 

The $4,000 to win Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial Asphalt Spectacular Sat. June 15 at Evans Mills.

SYRACUSE, NY – Each year the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will trade the dirt tires for asphalt slicks for one race. This year the event moves back to the original site at the Evans Mills Raceway Park which is under new promotions from Lee and Peggy Gill.

On Saturday, June 15th the event will be the Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial Asphalt Spectacular. It will also post the largest purse to win of any asphalt events held in the past with $4,000 awaiting the winner of the 25 lap A-Main.

With $2,000 set aside for the runner-up, $1,000 for third and $500 just to take the green, many of ESS’ biggest names will be on hand to give the asphalt a whirl. There is also lap money being offered and is already over the $1000 mark.

The Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund is a major part of the event. The Scholarship Fund supports a graduating senior each year and also follows his love of motorsports.

Jeff Cook has a lot of friends and fans in the North Country of NY and has already done some laps at Evans Mills in promotion of the event. Matt Tanner, Shawn Donath, Kelly Hebing, Parker Evans, Dave Axton, Dylan Swiernik, Denny Peebles, Kyle Moffit, Tommy Wickham, Chad Miller and others are expected to be on hand.

Fans will see the sprint cars compete in heat events and then a special autograph session right before the 25 lap A-Main takes the green flag at the 3/8ths mile oval. Pit Gates open at 4, Grandstands at 5:00 with racing set to begin at 6:30.

The ESS merchandise trailer will also be on hand with the new line of 2019 apparel.

Saturday night June 15th is the date, the Evans Mills Raceway Park will be the site, the $4,000 to win Kevin Ward Jr. Asphalt Spectacular!

Past Lucas Oil ESS Asphalt Winners:

June 8, 2013 – Kevin Ward Jr. – Evans Mills

June 7, 2014 – Lee Ladouceur – Evans Mills

June 6, 2015 – Parker Evans – Evans Mills

Aug. 27, 2017 – Matt Billings – Autodrome Chaudiere

Aug. 26, 2018 – Steve Poirier – Autodrome Chaudiere

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TKS Motorsports – A Clean Weekend

Dallas, TX (June 12, 2019) – Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports booked two solid finishes last weekend, taking 6th in MOWA competition at Lee County Speedway on Friday, before just missing the podium Saturday night at Knoxville. The Troy and Tammy Renfro-owned team will have the Midwest Basement Systems/Casey’s General Stores #2KS geared up for the World of Outlaw double header at Knoxville Raceway this weekend!

The TKS team kicked off last weekend at a track neither Troy nor Austin had raced on for years when they rolled into the pits at Lee County Speedway. Working with the draw/redraw system that MOWA runs worked in the team’s favor for the heat, as they would find themselves starting on the pole and making quick work of the field. “We started up front in our heat and the track was already pretty slick,” said Austin. “We were able to pull away and win that once pretty easily.”

While the heat draw went their way, luck was not on their side when it came time for the redraw to set the A-main lineup. “We drew the six for feature and we ended up finishing there,” said Troy. “It was good to get some laps on a shorter track and more time running the bottom for Austin. He’s great running the high side, but we’re searching for that balance, and Friday night was some extra work towards that.”

Saturday night started with Troy being officially relieved of drawing duties for the team by wife and co-owner, Tammy Renfro. “I’ve been fired from drawing,” said Troy with a chuckle. “After the results that I’ve posted picking out our qualifying spots so far this year, Tammy officially told me that I’m no longer allowed to draw for us.”

The late position in the qualifying line ended up being exacerbated by a medical emergency at the track that caused a lengthy delay. “During the delay, the track changed quite a bit and we had to do what we could to salvage a solid time,” said McCarl. “We were able to lay down a pretty good effort to be in the top ten, but I knew we’d have to make up some points in the heat race.”

Those laps spent running the bottom on Friday night came in handy during the heat race on Saturday, as McCarl would use the bottom to move from 4th to the win. “The car was great in the heat race,” said Austin. “We were hooked up on the bottom and I was able to get to second pretty quick and move by Tasker [Phillips] with two-to-go for the win.”

After two weeks of using the bottom of the track to score heat race wins, Renfro is happy with the progress. “We made a lot of changes to the car this year to help us be better on the bottom and Austin has done a great job the last two weeks,” said Troy. “We took a huge step this week and we’ll keep getting better.”

While the redraw bit the TKS team on Friday, the invert was just as nasty to them on Saturday, as Austin would roll off 7th in the A-main. “The invert didn’t go our way, but the car was great in the feature,” said Austin. “I was wishing it was a 25-lap race, because we definitely had a car worthy of being on the podium, but we just ran out of laps.”

“We got held up a bit there early in the race,” said Troy. “Once we were able to get in rhythm, Austin ran down [Matt] Juhl for fourth and we were ticking off lap times that were right there with the leaders, so it was definitely a good night for us and we have a big weekend coming up!”

With the Outlaws coming to town this weekend, the team is feeling good about their progress. “We had a good clean weekend with two solid finishes,” said Austin. “Our results aren’t reflecting how good the car has been the last couple of weeks, so I’m excited for the Outlaws to come in. If we can time well and put it in the dash, I feel good about our chances to score some strong finishes.”

Check out the TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is thankful for the support from all their loyal sponsors:

Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Midwest Basement Systems, TJ Forged, AL Driveline, All Star Performance, AO Designs, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Billy Bell House Moving, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Capitol Renegade, Chalk Stix Torsion Bars, CIS – www.centraliowasheds.com, Fibreworks Composites, Gail Dielman, Hoosier, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Jersey Freeze, Justice Brothers, KSE Racing Products, Liberty Ready Mix, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Parker Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Slade Shock Technology, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Top Flight Wings, Tucker Trucking, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

World of Outlaws visit Beaver Dam Raceway on June 22 for 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — June 12, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series hits the track at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, June 22 for the 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers, which will pay $20,000 to the winner.

Daryn Pittman picked up the win in the event last year, which marked his fourth victory at the venue in his career, but first in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial. Shane Stewart picked up the win at Beaver Dam in 2017. Bill Balog earned a popular victory in the 2016 edition of the race, which marked his first-career Outlaws win and first by an IRA driver against the Outlaws.

Kasey Kahne, who retired from NASCAR at the end of the 2018 season, will be a special guest at Beaver Dam and will sign autographs on race day from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Leading the way for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this season is Brad Sweet, a past winner of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, who is chasing his first Outlaws championship. The native of California, has three wins to go along with 22 top-10 finishes and a series-best 17 top-five runs. Donny Schatz, the 10-time and defending series champion, is currently second in the standings, just 12 markers out of the lead. He has won three times as well thus far in 2019.

David Gravel, who also has a trio of victorious this season, currently sits third in points, with Pittman, who has a pair of wins in fourth. Logan Schuchart, the winningest driver on the circuit, with four triumphs, rounds out the current top-five in the standings.

Shane Stewart, who recently won his first race of the season rides sixth in points, with rookie Carson Macedo in seventh, Ian Madsen in eighth, Brent Marks in ninth and Sheldon Haudenschild in 10th.

Also on the road again this year with the Outlaws are veteran drivers Kraig Kinser and Jason Sides as well as youngster Jacob Allen.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series first competed at Beaver Dam Raceway in 1996, with former series champion Dave Blaney picking up the win in that event. A total of 15 drivers have visited victory lane with the series at the track in the previous 24 A-Feature events over the last 22 years.

Joey Saldana is the only driver who has won the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial more than once, taking the checkered flag in the inaugural race in 2010 and repeating in 2011. In each of the last eight editions of the race, a different driver has visited victory lane, including Pittman, Schatz, Stewart, Sweet, Kinser, Saldana, Balog and Craig Dollansky.

Also in action on during the 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Saturday, June 22 will be the IRA Lightning Sprints and the Beaver Dam Raceway Legends.

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OHIO SPEEDWEEK SET TO MAKE A STOP AT SHARON ON TUESDAY FEATURING TONY STEWART'S ALL STAR SPRINTS ALONG WITH NON-WING RUSH SPRINTS

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 12, 2019 The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars will be making their third appearance of the 2019 season at Sharon Speedway on Tuesday night (June 18) when Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 come to town for the 37th annual Cometic Gaskets Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing. The non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will also be in action on Colella & Humphries CPA and Tom's Sewer & Septic Night. Warm-ups for the All Star Sprints are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing. Reserved and advanced tickets are on sale at SharonSpeedway.com.

The 2019 Ohio Sprint Speedweek will again feature nine straight nights of racing at eight different speedways beginning at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night with the Sharon event being stop #5 of the popular summer tradition. This year's Speedweek will see another increase in the points fund with $4,000 now going to the champion and paying down 10 positions. Sharon's race will pay $5,000 to-win, $500 to-start. The All Stars continue to flourish under the fifth year of ownership by Tony Stewart.

After a five-year absence, Ohio Speedweek returned to Sharon in 2010 as Tim Shaffer topped a 42-car field for the victory. In 2011, it was hometown favorite Dale Blaney winning the Sharon leg of Speedweek over a 45-car field. In 2012, in a stunning turn of events, local racer Brandon Matus came out victorious for his first career win with both the All Stars and at Sharon. Another strong field of 43 cars was on hand. The 2013 event was rained out before a car ever hit the speedway, and the 2014 event fell victim to Mother Nature before the gates ever opened.

In 2015, Blaney won his second Speedweek race in three events at Sharon over another strong 42-car field. Bryan Clauson topped a huge 51-car field in 2016 winning his first career All Star race before tragically losing his life in a racing accident later in the summer. In 2017, Kyle Larson scored a popular win over a big field of 48 cars. Larson's bid for two straight Sharon Speedweek wins ended last year when Christopher Bell made a late race pass to repeat his 2017 "Lou Blaney Memorial" winning ways at the Hartford, Ohio oval. Once again 48 cars were on hand.

"Sharon has always played an important part in Ohio Speedweek history," stated 10th year GM Dave Willoughby. "Sharon was there at the beginning, and we're happy once again to be part of this long-running tradition. Since returning to the Speedweek lineup in 2010, the average car counts of our events has been 46! Hopefully we have good weather on Tuesday and fans and racers will come out and support this great event so we can continue to host this event for years to come."

Ohio Speedweek always draws in top talent from the Midwest, along with the strong core of All Star regulars, several Australians, the best from western Pa., usually a couple from central Pa. like Danny Dietrich, and always some surprises. Larson, Bell, and Rico Abreu are again all expected to compete along with Dave Blaney- a 29-time Sharon "410" Sprint Car winner. Californian Michael "Buddy" Kofoid has been turning heads in Ohio driving for Ohio's Ed Neumeister and will be participating in Ohio Speedweek. Tim Shaffer continues to be fast in the locally based Demyan/Rudzik team. He has two All Star wins this season and is a two-time Speedweek champion. Tony Stewart has competed in Speedweek events in the past, and in fact finished second to Cole Duncan in the FAST show on May 11.

Defending $50,000 All Star Champion, Aaron Reutzel, is again at the top of the points as the Texan has two victories to date. All Star rookie, Spencer Bayston, is second. Fifteen-time Sharon winner, Dale Blaney, is third in points after winning his first race of the season last Saturday night at Stateline Speedway. That victory gave him at least one win each of his 30 years of racing "410" Sprint Cars. Completing the top 10 in All Star points are Cory Eliason, Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoss, Skylar Gee, Greg Wilson, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Tyler Esh. Western Pa's George Hobaugh, who won his first career "410" race at Sharon last year, is 11th in points in his first year on the tour.

Ed Lynch, Jr. is the all-time winningest Sprint Car driver at Sharon with 50 victories. Though Ed, Jr. is no longer active, his youngest son, Sye, has two wins at Sharon in his career. Sye also has two wins already this season at Lernerville Speedway. The top active local Sprint Car winner at Sharon is Jack Sodeman, Jr. The North Jackson, Ohio racer has 12 victories along with the 2010 track championship- the last year Sprints ran weekly. Sodeman won his first race of 2019 at Lernerville on May 31.

There have been 10 different winners in the past 10 "410" Sprint Car events at Sharon dating back to last season. Will there be an 11th different winner on Tuesday night!? The All Stars will return to Sharon two and a half weeks later on Saturday, July 6 for the 11th annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" along with The Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will be the only support division on Tuesday. The non-wing cars finally got their first race in at Sharon of 2019 after being rained out three times this year; in fact, the RUSH Sprints had rained out four straight times dating back to last season. Chad Ruhlman edged out Brian Woodhall for the victory on Saturday night. The defending $5,000 Series Champion also won in last year's only appearance. It was a big night for the Ruhlmans as Chad's son Kevin finished third and his brother Brian, who won the $1,200 E-Mod feature, was fourth in the Sprint feature. The RUSH Sprints will be doing their own Speedweek as Tuesday's event closes out their four races in five nights Tri-State Speedweek.

Pits open at 3 p.m. with grandstands at 4. All Star drivers meeting will be at 5:40 p.m. followed by motor heat, All Star warm-ups at 6:15 then into their qualifying with heat race action to follow. Grandstand admission tickets are $25. Reserved and advanced tickets are available online at SharonSpeedway.com by clicking "Buy Tickets" at the top left of the page. Children 13 and under are FREE. Pit passes are $35, while children's pit passes for those 12 and under are $25. Parking and camping are free. Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

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

 

 

FLEET OF YOUNG STARS PURSUE FIRST TASTE OF ILLINOIS SPEED WEEK

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (June 12, 2019) - We've seen it time and time again, the talented and budding teenage racer chalked full of potential and making waves on the national scene with a powerhouse organization. This week, a new batch of youngsters with dreams and aspirations of leading the next generation of midget racing will square up against the veterans and experienced competitors of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in the exciting five-night Illinois SPEED Week.

The 2019 class of superstar hopefuls include the likes of Cannon McIntosh, Daison Pursley, Jesse Colwell, Jesse Love and Kaylee Bryson. Be it Oklahoma or California, all five drivers come from a talent-laden hot bed of racing. Be it Keith Kunz Motorsports or Dave Mac Motorsports, all five drivers race for a respected and strong organization. No matter which way you look or how deep you dig, there is no denying the potential that lies within this group.

McIntosh of Bixby, Oklahoma has already proven himself as a legitimate threat night-in and night-out with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in 2019. He contested for victories at Lucas Oil Speedway and Belle-Clair Speedway, making the presence of his Dave Mac Motorsports, Spike/Toyota No. 08 wildly clear. The 16-year old contested his first Illinois SPEED Week last year with results of 12th/13th/16th, but he returns with a vengeance this week in pursuit of becoming the youngest champion in SPEED Week history.

For Red Bluff, California native Colwell, he too has emerged as a consistent challenger with the National Midgets in his debut season. The 19-year old pilot of the Keith Kunz Motorsports, KKM Classic, Bullet/Toyota No. 71 has nabbed two podium finishes at Lucas Oil and Lake Ozark Speedway. This week, however, he faces a new challenge, attempting his first-career Illinois SPEED Week with five straight nights of action on tap.

A fellow California native, but hailing from Enlo Park, Love is still relatively new to POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. The 14-year old has only one official start in the books, recording a 19th-place finish in his debut at Belle-Clair Speedway in May. Driving the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 97K, Love will encounter a series of new tracks as SPEED Week kicks off.

Rounding out the trio of Keith Kunz Motorsports young guns is Pursley of Locust Grove, Oklahoma. A 14-year old graduate of the micro sprint ranks, Pursley has already nabbed a pair of career-best seventh-place finishes at I-44 Riverside Speedway in March and Belle-Clair Speedway in May. After sitting out of Indiana Midget Week and spectating, the wheelman of the Toyota Racing No. 9 is amped to get back in the seat for SPEED Week.

The elder teammate to McIntosh, Bryson sports the second Dave Mac Motorsports, Spike/Toyota No. 11B entry. A native of Muskogee, Oklahoma, she too moved up from the micro sprint ranks and has quickly begun working on her skill set and expanding her knowledge into the midget racing world.

Slated to present a grueling five-race stretch, the sixth annual Illinois Speedweek will feature both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros. Beginning on Wednesday, June 12 at Belle-Clair Speedway, the weeklong series will visit Fayette County Speedway on Thursday, June 13, Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, June 14, and Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 15, before the finale on Sunday, June 16 at Lincoln Speedway.

For fans unable to attend in-person, Speed Shift TV will have you covered with a live pay-per-view broadcast of all five nights. Head over to www.speedshifttv.com to order your viewing pass today!

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FAYETTE COUNTY TO SERVE AS SPEED WEEK OPENER ON THURSDAY

BROWNSTOWN, ILL. (June 12, 2019) - Following the unfortunate rain out of the originally scheduled Illinois SPEED Week opener on Wednesday at Belle-Clair Speedway, the first of now four race switches to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill. on Thursday, June 13th.

The youngest track on the Illinois SPEED Week schedule, Fayette County has only hosted a pair of SPEED Week events with previous competition in 2016 and 2018. Overall, POWRi Racing has visited the Brownstown, Illinois facility on five occasions throughout the years. In 2016, FCS made their SPEED Week debut with an exciting night of action as Carson Macedo won the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature over Zach Daum and Spencer Bayston, while Shelby Bosie beat Nathan Benson and Jeremy Camp to win the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micro main event.

Last year's SPEED Week trip to the Brownstown quarter-mile supplied fans with two thrilling main events. Tanner Thorson, the winningest driver in SPEED Week history, nabbed his eighth-career Midget triumph over Tanner Carrick and 2018 SPEED Week champion, Logan Seavey. In the Micro main event, Harley Hollan outlasted Austin Schaeffer and Jeremy Camp to win it from 11th.

Outside of SPEED Week, Fayette County has hosted a trio of other POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League features at the start of the decade. Brad Loyet, a three-time champion and the winningest driver in league history, won the inaugural POWRi race at FCS in 2010. Michael Pickens of Auckland, New Zealand, who is back this week in pursuit of his second Illinois SPEED Week championship, won a 2012 appearance, while Brett Anderson found victory lane back in 2013.

For tomorrow Thursday, June 13, pill draw is set for 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM with the drivers meeting at 6:30 PM and hot laps at 7:00 PM with racing to follow, as the sixth annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week kicks off at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois. Slated to present a tough four-night stretch, the sixth annual Illinois Speedweek will feature both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros. Beginning on Thursday, June 13 at Fayette County Speedway, the series will visit Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, June 14 and Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 15, before the finale on Sunday, June 16 at Lincoln Speedway.

For fans unable to attend in-person, Speed Shift TV will have you covered with a live pay-per-view broadcast of all four nights. Head over to www.speedshifttv.com to order your viewing pass today!

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Walter, Torque Racing look forward following challenging night

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS)June 12, 2019 –Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team experienced the kind of night on Saturday, June 8 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. that is best tucked away in file 13.

With 35 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Sprint Cars in the pit area for an all-open wheel racing program, which also featured the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Badger Midget Auto Racing Association, Walter drew the third starting spot in the fourth PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race.

Things went wrong quickly for Walter when outside front row starter Chris Larson’s car failed to get up to speed on the opening lap creating a log jam on the backstretch. An accordion affect ensued, which led to Walter making contact with Larson and Scott Conger and flipping end over end in entering turn three.

Walter emerged uninjured, but heavy damage to the top wing and suspension of the car led to the battered machine being removed from the track on a wrecker with Walter credited with a seventh-place finish.

“Prior to the start of the heat race, we were rolling into turn three slowly picking up pace and the front row jackrabbited the start by slowing down then taking off,” Walter said. “The 51 car[Chris Larson] had an itch to get to the bottom, cutting in front of me. Then the 51 slid up mid corner in turns one and two, so I tried ducking underneath.

“The at the exit of turn two, the 51 came down into my right front tire,” he said. “As that happened, he turned off of me and the 24 car [Scott Conger] got jacked up and turned both of the cars across my nose leaving me nowhere to go. It was all just a racing deal and par for the course with our format.”

The Torque Racing pit crew went to work quickly and made the necessary repairs to get Walter back on track for the second PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main.

“As for the car, it was in pretty bad shape,” Walter said. “Hats off to my crew and several others for disassembling and building a car from scratch. We didn't know if we'd get it done in time, but I'm extremely thankful and blessed with all the support.”

Starting eighth in the 12-lap race, Walter was faced with the task of advancing into the top three to gain a spot in the A main.Walter went to work on the drop of the green flag to advance three spots into fifth place on the opening lap. Walter then moved up to pressure Bill Taylor for fourth place on lap 7.

However, he fell back over the next four laps and eventually stalled on the final lap of the race without reaching the finish line. He was scored ninth in the race and failed to advance to the A main for the first time this season.

“The car didn't handle as well as I hoped in the B, but it was a car I felt deserved to be in the A,” Walter said. “There’s nothing worse than doing all that work and not making the show. However, we won't hang our heads and we'll be back out this Saturday with the same goals we started the season with.

“There is a long season left,” he said. “My confidence is at an all-time high right now.When something like this happens and you see the results of the hard work everyone is putting in, you feel like you can't fail for the team’s sake and mine as well.”

Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team will return to action this Saturday, June 15 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. four a four-division program featuring the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m.

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2019 season include JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Tiffany's Wildtree, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Kombucha Brothers, Ruh Custom Woodworking, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase –Plymouth Tap Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team is pleased to welcome back Plymouth Tap as a returning sponsor for the 2019 season.

Plymouth Tap is the fourth tavern founded by the late Kevin Fetterer. After four years of renovations, Plymouth Tap opened at 101 East Mill St. in Plymouth on the day before Thanksgiving in 2016.

As a 5,000-square-foot bar and grill located in the heart of downtown Plymouth, Plymouth Tap features several televisions, pool tables, dartboards and many other games, along with an expansive food and drink menu.

“I like to think there is a little something for everyone here,” Plymouth Tap owner Nate Fetterer said. “We have a large menu and plenty of drink choices. We also have ample space to accommodate groups, both small and large.”

Fetterer has a close connection to the local racing scene and has jumped at the opportunity to be involved as a sponsor with the Torque Racing team.

“I used to go to PDTR as a small child with my grandfather and really enjoyed spending that time with him,” Fetterer said. “As a teenager, I became a pit mechanic for Sean Conrad, who raced motorcycles and just so happened to be my neighbor in Sheboygan Falls. We traveled across the Eastern United States chasing Kawasaki contingency money in several different motorcycle series includingAMA, WERA, CRA.

“Josh is persistent and a hardworker,” he said. “He also helps out at the bar a ton. He is a great person to have on board when it’s not racing season. Along with the Torque Racing brat fry that is held every year, one of the highlights of this year’s event was thePlymouth Tap/Torque Racing Bar Olympics that we organized and ran together.”

For more information on Plymouth Tap, visit www.plymouthtap.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule Saturday, June 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Friday, June 21 – Spring Lake Speedway, Unity, Wis. Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Friday, June 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Wednesday, July 3 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, July 6 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 7 MSA events – 6 IRA events – 1 A-Main Victories – 1 B-Main Victories – 1 Top Five A-Main Finishes – 2 Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 3 Heat Race Victories – 2

 

 

JA Second at Peter Murphy Classic In First US Start Since 2017

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to racing action in the United States for the first time since the 2017 Trophy Cup, Jonathan Allard did not miss a beat as he went toe-to-toe with the King of the West regulars and scored a second place finish during Saturday night’s Peter Murphy Classic.

“Man, I can’t thank the Offill family enough for giving me an opportunity to race, and show that I am still capable,” JA said. “It was great to have Ashley Smith in my corner again, and really just had a blast being in the seat and competing in a race that means so much to me.”

Piloting the famed Country Builders Construction backed No. 88 machine that was so potent in the Golden State for so long with a myriad of drivers, Allard was up to the task as he kicked the night off by timing in seventh quickest amongst the 25 drivers checked in to the Thunderbowl.

Picking up an important heat race win, JA would have enough points to qualify for the pole shuffle, and the final match would come down to an old rivalry, between himself and Tim Kaeding.

A heated battle saw Kaeding just edge JA out at the line, but with TK taking the challenge, Allard would lead the field to green from the pole as he looked for his second PMC triumph.

Settling into second when the race came to life, Allard would stalk early leader Colby Copeland, until inheriting the lead on the 12th lap with Copeland having issues.

Leading the next five laps, Allard would soon feel pressure from Bud Kaeding who wrestled the top spot away on the 17th lap and distanced himself from the field until the yellow flew with six markers left in the race.

Chasing after Kaeding, Rico Abreu would take over the second position in a close battle with Allard, and as the white flag waived chaos would ensue with the leader getting over in three and four.

Giving Abreu one last challenge, Allard would come up just short as he capped his return to racing out with a second place finish.

“Getting back in the seat has been a long time coming, and it feels great to have speed and success right away,” Allard said. “The entire Offill family has been great, and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity.”

Allard would like to thank Country Builders Construction, Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Maas Brothers Powdercoating, Offill Family Farms, Walker Performance Filtration, Brown and Miller, ButlerBuilt, King Racing Products, Red Line Oil, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: JA is unsure when his next race will be.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Terry McCarl Looks To Ride Momentum Into Knoxville Outlaw Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Amidst a very strong run of great finishes, Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are geared up for a big weekend of action at Knoxville Raceway as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Series heads to Marion County on Friday and Saturday night.

“We are having a great run right now, and hopefully we can keep it up this weekend when the Outlaws come to town,” McCarl said. “Friday night we were really good in Grand Forks, ND, but it took rubber late and we slipped back to seventh.”

Traveling to the always exciting River Cites Speedway, TMAC got off to a great start as he timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine in fifth quickest in time trials.

A very entertaining heat race saw McCarl in a torrid battle for the second and final Dash spot. Running a strong race, TMAC would hold the spot and move into the Fast Pass Dash where his sixth place finish put him in the third row of the 40-lap feature event.

Amidst a great run in the feature event, McCarl would battle for position inside the Top-Five on the slick racing surface that was abused by high winds for much of the day. As the race drew to a close and rubber began going down, McCarl was just too tight and slipped back a couple positions but still hung on to a Top-10 by way of his seventh place finish.

One week removed from his return to Knoxville Raceway victory lane, McCarl and company returned the famed speedway for one final tune up before this week’s Outlaw tilt at the speedway.

Going out dead last for time trials, McCarl would muster the seventh quickest lap of the night before finishing second in his heat race.

Moving into the feature event, the Altoona, IA resident would take Doug Clark’s green flag from the fifth starting position, and quickly began working his way forward as he chased after Brian Brown.

Making some nice moves on the ½ mile speed plant, TMAC would work his way into the second position, where he would finish, and cap off a great weekend for Destiny Motorsports.

“Really excited for this weekend, and I am looking forward to taking on the Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway,” TMAC added. “Thanks to all of the great people who make this possible.”

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 21, Wins-4, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are in action this Friday and Saturday in Knoxville, IA with the World of Outlaws.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Logan Seavey Steer’s to Midget Week Title with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: With Summer months upon us, racing action seemingly picks up all over and with one of the biggest weeks of the year now in the books, KSE Racing Products congratulates Logan Seavey and Keith Kunz Motorsports on their Indiana Midget Week title.

Seavey got the grueling week off in fine form as he grabbed the opening night win at Montpelier Motor Speedway. Seavey would use the win and a consistent week to grab the IMW crown. Justin Grant won at Gas City, Tanner Thorson charged to the win at Lincoln Park Speedway, while Tyler Courtney won at Bloomington Speedway, and Chris Windom capped a KSE IMW sweep with his win Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Peter Murphy Classic action in CA was another good result for KSE Racing Products. Dominic Scelzi guided the Roth Motorsports entry to the win in 360ci action, while Rico Abreu got back to KWS victory lane by claiming big money during the 410ci feature event.

Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart each grabbed WoO wins, Paul Nienhiser grabbed a pair of MOWA triumphs, while Dale Blaney, Brock Zearfoos, and Danny Dietirch each grabbed All Star wins. Brian Brown and Carson McCarl each grabbed a win with KSE at Knoxville Raceway as Sam Hafertepe, Jr and Ryan Bernal each scored 360 wins in Oklahoma and California respectively.

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

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

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Set To Head To Selinsgrove Speedway This Saturday For the Joe Whitcomb Memorial

(Selinsgrove, PA) For the only time in 2019, the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will tackle the Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial.

This is the fifth consecutive season the Patriots have sanctioned the Joe Whitcomb Memorial and has seen TJ Stutts, Davie Franek, Nate Snyder, and Chad Layton win this special event.

Whitcomb was a long-time competitor of the speedway beginning his career at a young age racing go karts at the track all the way up to racing in the 358 Sprint Car division, sporting his No. 71 machine. Overall, this will be the 16th annual race honoring Whitcomb with this years event paying $2,271 and $271 to qualify.

Through three PST events, Davie Franek has a slim 11-point advantage over Jordan Thomas. Joe Trenca is also right there trailing Franek by 12 points. Jonathan Preston and Kyle Drum complete the top five in the point standings.

Fans are encouraged to visit PST Social Media on facebook, twitter, and Instagram daily for immediate updates regarding the Patriot Sprint Tour.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Ground Control Landscaping, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, ASI Racewear, CBP Media.

PST Point Standings: 1) 28F-Davie Franek (429) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas (418) 3) 98-Joe Trenca (417) 4) 22-Jonathan Preston (403) 5) 47-Kyle Drum (393) 6) 35-Jared Zimbardi (388) 7) 36-Steve Doell (324) 8) 3a-Jeff Trombley (267) 9) 10p-Paulie Colagiovanni (259) 10) 45-Chuck Hebing (257)

PST History at Selinsgrove

6/14/14 - TJ Stutts

6/13/15 - TJ Stutts

6/18/16 - Davie Franek

6/17/17 - Nate Snyder

6/16/18 - Chad Layton

9/2/18 - Mark Smith

 

 

From Indiana to Illinois – Speedweeks Continue for Cannon McIntosh!

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (June 12, 2019) – A fast-paced summer of Midget racing action continues for Cannon McIntosh and the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 team this week.

After taking in his first edition of USAC’s Indiana Midget Week, a couple of short days off leads into this week’s Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Illinois Speedweek.

With the Wednesday opener falling victim to rain, the remaining four races of the week gets under way at Brownstown’s Fayette County Speedway on Thursday before moving on to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, Macon Speedway on Saturday and then concluding at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday.

“We came close a couple of times last week, hopefully this week we can get at least one win or two along the way,” the 16-year-old commented.

While McIntosh has raced at all but Macon Speedway, last week was a different experience with the young racer taking on five new racetracks in the Hoosier State before the Sunday finale at Kokomo was rained out.

McIntosh fared well on the new ovals, racing from 21st to 12th in the opening leg at Montpelier and then posting a pair of top five finishes in the final four rounds including a close runner-up finish at Gas City I-69 Speedway and then a fifth-place showing at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

“It was a fun experience, we learned a lot about our strengths and weaknesses,” McIntosh comments. “We struggled on two nights, but I’m happy with what we did.”

While he posted his best finish of the week at Gas City, McIntosh found Lawrenceburg to his liking perhaps the most.

“The top was a long way around but really fast, and the bottom was good too,” McIntosh says. “There were two completely different driving styles you could use there, it was fun to race on.”

Of the tracks remaining on this week’s Illinois Speedweek slate, McIntosh has only raced this season at Jacksonville. On that night, he charged into a prime starting position for the feature event before April showers washed out the feature event.

McIntosh will be looking for victory lane over the next four nights in Illinois.

Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 Cannon McIntosh slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.

Up Next: Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Illinois Speedweek:

Thursday – Fayette County Speedway (Brownstown, IN)

Friday – Jacksonville Speedway

Saturday – Macon Speedway

Sunday – Lincoln Speedway

Those unable to catch the action in person can watch live via PPV at https://www.speedshifttv.com/.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

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

 

 

White Scores Two Top Fives to Finish Fifth in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek Standings

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Kan. (June 12, 2019) - Harli White enjoyed her career-best Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek last week as a pair of top fives and a trio of top 10s guided her to a fifth-place finish in the championship standings.

"I think we have a good thing going and we're having fun and that's what helps," she said. "It's a really good thing whenever you can finish every Speedweek race. Even though we got rained out twice, we were competitive every night we rolled out. Our goal was consistency and we carried that out.

"You always hope to do good every time you roll out. To run those races consistently and have our best finishes in a row is massive. I have to give a huge thank you to Johnny and Ann Herrera. We hired Seth Shebester and he's been doing well as a crew guy, too. We've been doing well as a team and also remember to have fun and I think our results show it."

Two of the five scheduled Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek races rained out. The opening round was a week ago Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. White charged from eighth to fourth place in a heat race before she advanced from fifth to fourth in the main event.

"The draw is huge, especially this time of the year," she said. "We didn't have a good pill draw, but it's not always what you draw as much as it's who you draw. You hope for a heat you're able to move forward and that's what we were able to do.

"I think the feature went pretty well. We moved forward, but I think we were capable of moving up a couple more positions. I think with a minor change we could have been there. Johnny and I are still learning each other and making gains race by race."

The action shifted to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., last Wednesday. White finished fourth in a heat race before she advanced from 12 th to seventh in the A Main.

"In the heat our car was feeling similar to how it did at Lake Ozark Speedway when we struggled earlier in the year," she said. "We changed some things and it worked out. Any time you can go forward during an ASCS National Tour race it's a good night."

Speedweek concluded on Saturday at Salina Speedway, where White won a heat race before she capped the night with a fifth-place run in the main event.

"We were so good early in the A Main," she said. "I fell back a couple of positions on the start and then started picking cars off. On a restart we were third or fourth when I noticed the car started handling a little differently. I was struggling and somehow ended up finishing fifth. We had a bleeder issue and that made the car handle worse."

White, who currently ranks seventh in the championship standings, returns to ASCS National Tour competition this Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 4 (5).

June 5 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 7 (12).

June 8 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Mower Shop

The Mower Shop, which was established in 1986 in Fort Smith, Ark., is a Grasshopper specialist and a leading supplier of lawnmower parts. For more information, visit http://www.The-Mower-Shop-Inc.com .

"The Olson's are super nice people," White said. "They have a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and raise a lot of money for a great cause, including more than $120,000 in 2015. They are a perfect fit for Harli White Racing and we're so happy to have them as part of the team."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Dustin's Dream, Life of Hope Ministries, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, Choice Builders, Peak Energy, FK Rod Ends, Cole Agency, Allstar Performance, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children, Mach-1 Chassis and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Ball Focusing on True Outlaw Type of Schedule for Remainder of Year

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 12, 2019) - Jamie Ball is shifting direction this summer as White Lightning Motorsports will run a pick-and-choose schedule for the remainder of the season.

"We're going to go with a true outlaw schedule and run where we see fit that week," he said. "We'll take it one week at a time and pick the races that best suit us.

"We've truly enjoyed our time racing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour throughout the last year and a half. We've learned a lot and got a lot of benefits as a team and as a driver. We look forward to running with them in the future when our schedule allows."

Ball is planning on competing in more 410ci winged sprint car shows this season after starting the year with the ASCS National Tour.

"We're looking to do more 410 racing and we've talked about some of the bigger shows like the Jackson Nationals, Kings Royal and Tuscarora 50," he said. "When the ASCS National Tour goes out west it's tough for our business - L & J Enterprise - as well as my real estate career and spending time with my family. We really can't afford to be away as much as we were last year."

Ball is scheduled to compete with the Sprint Invaders this Thursday at Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, before tackling races at Knoxville Raceway on Friday and Saturday. He will race with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday and will be in his 360ci sprint car on Saturday.

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers at each sprint car event they compete at throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JJ Kane Auctioneers

Selling from multiple locations across the United States, JJ Kane Auctioneers specializes in asset recovery and liquidation. They hold absolute auctions year round across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.jjkane.com.

"JJ Kane Auctioneers is a huge part of our race team and has been since the beginning," Ball said. "They are also a big part of our family business and we couldn't do it without them. They are great people as well and we enjoy our business and personal relationships with each and every one of their team members."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L&J Enterprise Inc, Van Zante Construction, Timberline Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Iowa State Savings Bank, Chick Magnet Motorsports, Outlaw Wings, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Wingdance Graphics, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, The Joie of Seating, Tire Demon by Love Tap, Fisher Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, Allstar Performance, Shell Shock, Outlaw Wings, Ryan Bowers Racing, K1 RaceGear and Astro Titanium for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Earns Podium During MOWA Series Debut and First 410 Top 10 at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 12, 2019) - Mason Daniel recorded his season-best result on Friday at Lee County Speedway before capturing his career-best 410ci winged sprint car finish at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday during his best weekend of the season.

"The guys have been working hard and I've figured out what I like with the car," he said. "We've been to Lee County Speedway in a 360 last year. I think we ran fifth there. I really liked that setup and we put that in the car on Friday. Right off the bat we were really good."

Daniel, who was making his first career start with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series at the oval in Donnellson, Iowa, won a heat race after starting third. That locked him into the feature redraw and he started the A Main on the inside of the second row.

"I took the lead twice and led laps," he said. "(Bill) Balog and I got into a battle around Lap 15. I was holding the lead when a yellow came out and they put me into second. The same thing happened another time and I was put to third. That was frustrating because I had the lead taken from me twice. Late in the race I got to the leader's bumper, but rubber kicked in and that was all I could do. It was still a good night. It shows all the hard work the guys have been doing."

Daniel followed his runner-up result with a stellar outing at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. He qualified fifth quickest and advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. That ranked him eighth in overall points and lined Daniel up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We took the weekend before off, but the last three or four times we tried to race at Knoxville we got rained out," he said. "There were some things we've wanted to try. It was a step in the right direction.

"Since the World of Outlaws show is this weekend we wanted to know what we could and couldn't do so we tried some stuff. The car was good. It was a bit tight to get around the bottom. In the middle of the race I made a mistake and tapped the wall down the straightaway. That killed my momentum, but it was a good night and we made progress. We were happy to earn a top 10."

Daniel battled between seventh and ninth throughout the race before ending with an eighth-place finish.

He is scheduled to compete this Thursday at Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 7 - Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 2 (3).

June 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 8 (8).

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BTC Bank

BTC Bank, which has nine full-service locations in Missouri and one in Iowa, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. For more information, visit http://www.BTCBank.com.

"We're excited to welcome BTC Bank to our team this year," Daniel said. "They have many locations throughout the state of Missouri, including one in Carrollton where our race shop is located. Their reputation is stellar and service is top notch so we recommend to anyone in Missouri or Iowa to check out BTC Bank."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, Dillon Risk Management, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Sierra Child & Family Services Night coming to Placerville Speedway on June 22nd

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA - June 12, 2019…The next event on June 22nd at Placerville Speedway is Sierra Child & Family Services Night. The company will have a booth set up during the night to talk about the services they offer with race fans.

The evening also doubles as Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night, in which all kids 11 and under receive free admission. We are still accepting donations if you or your company would like to donate a bicycle or anything else for the kids during the night. Please email office@placervillespeedway.com with any donations.

As always kids will have the opportunity to race their bikes on the famed red clay following heat race action on June 22nd.

At Sierra Child & Family Services, their mission is to help families reunite, to stop cycles of abuse, to provide special education services and behavior management skills and to assist families in successfully living together. Their staff shares a common goal to help children with genuine emotional challenges to function in the outside world and live in the least restrictive setting in which they can thrive.

Sierra Child & Family Services are professionals in Adoption and Foster Care. They pride themselves on having the highest quality team of families and staff, dedicated to meeting the needs of special children. They offer monthly foster care training and support, as well as an adoption program to ensure every child has the best chance to have a permanent family. To learn more about the company please visit their website at https://www.sierrachildandfamilyservices.org/ or like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sierrachildandfamilyservices/

Divisions that will tackle the Placerville Speedway on Saturday June 22nd include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks.

An autograph session featuring some of the young guns in competition including Jodie Robinson, Jesse Bryant and Bubba Decaires will take place pre-race, along with live music and Coors Light Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm. The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust qualifying and racing will follow.

Online tickets are available at https://www.universe.com/events/2019-placerville-speedway-championship-pts-race-8-mtn-democrat-bike-nite-tickets-placerville-KX8H29

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Trenca Learns Throughout 410 Season Debut During Weekend With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (June 12, 2019) - Joe Trenca knocked the 410ci winged sprint car cobwebs off last weekend when he tackled a pair of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races in his home state.

The Mucci Motorsports competitor qualified 11th quickest overall and fifth in his group to open Friday's action at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. He then finished fifth in a heat race to lock into the 14 th starting position for the main event.

"We timed decent, better than we have in the 410," he said. "We were too tight in the feature. It's a new car and we're trying to find a balance on it. We missed it a little in the feature. I felt good in the car and we had speed. I wasn't happy with the result, but it was a decent starting night in the 410 with a brand new car."

Trenca closed the night with a 17th-place outing.

He returned to action on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway, where he qualified 29th quickest - 10th in his group.

"We were like ninth in hot laps," he said. "I'm not sure what happened, but I went down into turn one and slid all the way to the wall and almost got into it during qualifying. When we came in it was like the tire had no heat in it. That positioned us terribly in the heat race. Luckily we were good enough to drive from last to fifth."

Trenca overcame the qualifying woes by rallying from 10th to fifth in a heat race. That locked him into the 15th starting spot for the A Main.

"We were up to 12th and had a caution with about 12 laps to go," he said. "I just couldn't get going on the restart. We were on the outside and it took the car a couple of laps to get going. We lost some ground and ended up finishing 16th.

"I felt like we made gains and I know where we need to be as far as the balance with our 410 car. We learned some things and I can't wait to get back in it again."

Trenca will return to 360 sprint car competition this Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., during a Patriot Sprint Tour show. He currently ranks third in the championship standings - only 12 points out of the lead.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 7 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 17 (14).

June 9 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 5 (10); Feature: 16 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Don Ott Racing Engines

Don Ott Racing Engines builds engines for sprint car teams across the country. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DonOttRacing/ .

"We've been with Don Ott Racing Engines since Day 1," Trenca said. "We're pleased with their engines and look forward to continue doing business with them."

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

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series Joining TBJ Promotions' Midget Round Up

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (June 12, 2019) - Fans may be the biggest beneficiary of the 4th annual Midget Round Up being postponed from Memorial Day Weekend to July 5-6.

Inclement weather postponed the TBJ Promotions event, but that has allowed another series to join the spectacle. The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series had an open weekend and will join the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series during the two-day event at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan.

"We're excited to welcome back the POWRi West group and we're glad it worked for their schedule," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "I think we are going to have a ton of cars. A lot of times when you have to postpone an event it puts you in a difficult spot because everyone has the season pretty well scheduled, but this time I think it will work well for everyone."

Both nights will feature some of the top midget drivers in the country along with Winged 'A' Class micro sprints with the NOW600 Tel-Star Technologies Kansas Region.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $20 for adults on July 5 and $15 on July 6. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

Additionally, TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 10th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2019 is the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which is July 5-6 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Bergman Aims for Second Dirt Cup Win

6/11/19

Alger, WA - In the movies, when the boyhood dream becomes reality, the characters go on to live happily ever after. In the racing world, when the boyhood dream becomes reality, the racer comes back with double the resolve to do it again the next year. Such is the case for Seth Bergman, the Snohomish, WA native and winner of the 2018 Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup who returns to Skagit Speedway on June 20th, 21st and 22nd for the 48th Annual running of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Casino Resort in search of his second Dirt Cup victory in as many years.

With last year’s $15,000 top prize in his rear view mirror, Bergman is motivated to show that he can be even faster in 2019. A second place run at Skagit Speedway for the John Carroll Classic and a new track record have Bergman primed and ready to defend his title this coming year. “It feels good to be the defending champion, but it puts pressure on us repeat - I’m putting that pressure on myself. I was passionate about winning the first Dirt Cup and thought I’d be satisfied but now I have this crazy desire to back it up. I want to win my second Dirt Cup more than I wanted my first!” said Seth.

Bergman comes into the 48th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Casino Resort with three race wins on the season in 20 starts with victories coming in Kansas, Missouri and most recently with the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA on June 1st. He’ll aim to repeat his thrilling performance at Skagit Speedway from 2018 where he won one of the two preliminary night main events and went wire-to-wire with no cautions in the 40 lap A Main for the victory.

The 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial #DirtCup presented by The Skagit Casino Resort will again bring the best Sprint Car teams from across North America to Skagit Speedway for a three night blowout for a $15,000 top prize.

June 20, 21, and 22, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will again go head-to-head with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series along with the Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets as the support division.

📞 Tickets are on sale now by calling (360) 724-3567.

Three Day Pass for:

Adults (18-61) $80

Jr. Sr. Mil. $65

Children $10

Reserved Seating is sold with Three Day Pass only.

Tickets per day are as follows:

Thursday, June 20: Adult $25 • Jr/Sr/ Mil. $20 • Child N/C

Friday, June 21: Adult $25 • Jr/Sr/ Mil. $20 • Child N/C

Saturday, June 22: Adult $30 • Jr/Sr/ Mil. $25 • Child $10

 

 

Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals this Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 11, 2019) – It’s Nationals Week in Dodge City!

Dodge City Raceway Park fires to life on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals.

The three-day extravaganza offers up a unique format, post-race festivities on Friday, tasty treats and intense racing that could net a single driver more than $6,000 over the course of the weekend.

A $3,000 winner’s share is up for grabs in Saturday’s finale with lap money added to that total as well that could push it to as much as $4,500 with another $750 to win on each of the preliminary nights.

Each of the previous two renditions of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals came down to the last lap with Kevin Ramey fighting off a pair of rivals to top the 2017 edition and then Jake Martens denying a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak to take the crown last year.

Luke Cranston currently carries the hot hand at Dodge City Raceway Park with two wins in four starts including the most recent event held in conjunction with the United Rebel Sprint Series on June 1.

Other winners at Dodge City Raceway Park have been Brian Herbert and defending track champion Steven Richardson.

Along with the contingent of DCRP contenders, a number of URSS and Sprint Series of Oklahoma invaders among others are expected for the weekend.

The Vitals:

The What: The Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals. DCRP Sprint Cars versus United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) and Sprint Series of Oklahoma (SSO) for three nights.

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13-15. Races begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The Where: Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south.

The Format: All cars run each night. Thursday and Friday heat races lined up according to pill draw with passing points in effect to determine “B” Main(s) and “A” Main lineup each night. Top 8 in passing points will redraw for feature starting position with 9-16 in passing points making up rows five through eight of the “A” Main. Balance will go to two or three “B” Mains based upon car count to fill out the 22-car “A” Main.

Event points will be awarded as follows to determine Saturday night lineups:

Heat Races – 1st – 20, 2nd -18, 3rd – 16, 4th – 14th, etc.

Additionally, 0.5 points will be awarded for each heat race position gained and 0.3 points will be deducted for each position lost in heat race competition.

A Feature Points: 1st – 100, 2nd – 95, 3rd – 91, 4th – 88, 5th – 85, 6th – 82, 7th – 79, 8th – 76, 9th – 73, 10th – 70, 11th – 68, 12th – 66, 13th – 64, 14th – 62, 15th -60, 16th – 58th, 17th – 56, 18th – 54, 19th – 52, 20th – 50, 21st – 48, 22nd - 46.

B Main Non-Transfers – 1st – 44, 2nd -42, 3rd – 40, etc.

Saturday:

Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock-in to the Triple A Trucking Dash for Cash ($1,000 total purse) to determine lineup for front three rows of the feature.

Balance go to heat races lined up based upon overall point totals from the previous two nights with an invert of six. Saturday heat points (1st – 30, 2nd – 27, 3rd – 24, 4th – 21, 5th – 18, etc.) are added to preliminary night totals to determine balance of “A” Main and “B” Main(s) lineups. Top ten total go to positions 7-16 of “A” Main, balance to “B” Main(s).

The Payout: Saturday – 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $2,000, 3rd – $1,700, 4th - $1,400, 5th - $1,100, 6th - $900, 7th - $800, 8th - $700, 9th - $600, 10th - $500, 11th - $475, 12th - $450, 13th - $425, 14th - $400, 15th - $400, 16th - $400, 17th - $400, 18th - $400, 19th - $400, 20th - $400, 21st - $400, 22nd - $400. Non-Qualifiers: $100.

Plus - $50/$30/$20 lap money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd each of the 30 laps.

Plus – Triple A Dash for Cash for top 6 in combined preliminary points that sets first three rows of feature lineup: 1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $150, 4th - $150, 5th - $100, 6th - $100.

Thursday and Friday - 1st - $750, 2nd - $500, 3rd – $400, 4th - $350, 5th - $325, 6th - $300, 7th - $275, 8th - $250, 9th - $225, 10th - $200, 11th - $175, 12th - $150, 13th - $125, 14th - $125, 15th - $125, 16th - $125, 17th - $125, 18th - $125, 19th - $125, 20th - $125, 21st - $125, 22nd - $125. Non-Qualifiers: $100.

The Entries: The current list of entries stands at more than 30 and counting with more expected over the coming days. The full list of entries is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/entries/.

The Lap Sponsors: In addition to an already hefty payout, another $3,000 in lap money will be distributed in Saturday night’s 30-lap championship feature. Each lap will be worth $100 with the leader collecting $50, second-place picking up $30 and third-place earning $20.

Only one lap remains unclaimed. To secure your lap or secure a Hard Charger, Hard Luck, etc., sponsorship, contact Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com or Tommie Estes at 620-225-3277 before they’re gone.

Lap 1 – Adams Roofing

Lap 2 – Martens Machine Shop

Lap 3 – Precise Racing

Lap 4 – T L H

Lap 5 – Blake & Robin Stocking

Lap 6 – Martens Machine Shop

Lap 7 – Adams Racing

Lap 8 – Lachlan Lewis

Lap 9 – Hilker Trucking

Lap 10 – Scott’s Auto Shop

Lap 11 – Hilker Trucking

Lap 12 – Martens Machine Shop

Lap 13 – Easton Lewis

Lap 14 – Precise Racing

Lap 15 – VG Hay Inc.

Lap 16 – Branded BBQ

Lap 17 – Chad Salem Racing

Lap 18 – Precise Racing

Lap 19 – Martens Machine Shop

Lap 20 – S and S Trailer Sales

Lap 21 – Mid-America Millwright

Lap 22 – Salem’s Custom Awards

Lap 23 – A&A Fireworks

Lap 24 – Precise Racing

Lap 25 – www.sprintcarmania.com

Lap 26 – Gary Foulton

Lap 27 – Bishop Racing Components

Lap 28 – Precise Racing

Lap 29 – Martens Machine Shop

Lap 30 – Kent Lampe

The Regulations: Standard Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car rules will be in effect for the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, with the following items to be noted:

---Right rear tire may be either the Hoosier Racesaver or Hoosier 105x16.0-15 Medium or 105x18.0-15 Hard. Any tire is allowed on the other three corners. All tires must durometer a minimum of 35.

---Top wing (maximum 5x5) must be totally flat to run a wicker bill up to two inches. No wicker bills permitted on dished wings. Sideboards on the top wing must be 90 degrees square to center foil. The leading edge of the nose wing can be no further forward than 20 inches of the leading edge of the front axle.

---Cockpit adjustable weight jacks, shocks or wings will not be permitted. Titanium brakes are okay.

-- Kingpin-to-kingpin tether mandatory. SFI-approved front axle tether is strong recommended and will be mandatory for all Sprint Cars beginning in 2019..

The Pit Party: The Richardson Trucking Pit Party will take place upon the completion of Friday night’s racing action. All teams and fans are invited to enjoy the fun with a live band on hand and free pizza for those with armbands while supplies last.

The Tasty Stuff: In addition to the track’s substantial offering of concession items, the Taqueria La Estrella taco truck will be on hand each day to serve breakfast and lunch.

The Wash: A location to wash cars in the pits will be provided.

The Support: The KARS (Kansas Antique Racers) club will be on hand each night. IMCA Hobby Stocks will join Thursday’s card, IMCA Stock Cars will be in action on Friday and IMCA Sport Modifieds will round out Saturday’s finale.

Past Champions: Each of the previous renditions of the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals have come down to spirited last-lap battles for the lead with winners hailing from Texas and Oklahoma.

2017 – Kevin Ramey (Fort Worth, TX)

2018 - Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

The Tickets & Pit Passes: Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.

The Entry Fee: Entries submitted by Thursday, June 6, are just $50 with pit passes only $20 per night for the driver. Entries received after the June 6 deadline are $75 with pit passes at $30 per night.

Entry forms for the $3,000-to-win event set for June 13-15 are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2019-Entry-Form.pdf.

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

Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations.

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

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

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Set to Tackle Most of the All Star's Ohio Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (June 11, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi is returning to Ohio this weekend to tackle the famed Ohio Speedweek.

The Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions event showcases nine straight days of races at eight different tracks throughout The Buckeye State. Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen will miss the opener this Friday.

"Missing the first race eliminates us from the points so we'll just be racing for wins," Scelzi said. "I like all the tracks I've been to in Ohio. They are all places where you can race."

After the opening round, the Ohio Speedweek races consist of events on Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg; on Sunday at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville; June 17 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville; June 18 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford; June 19 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe; June 20 at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield; June 21 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima; and June 22 at Wayne County Speedway.

Scelzi has been to all of the tracks on the Speedweek schedule except Atomic Speedway and Muskingum County Speedway.

"I think we've had good runs at a bunch of different tracks in Ohio so we're looking forward to Speedweek," he said. "I know we have great speed and I feel pretty confident heading into this weekend."

Scelzi's most recent start was May 31 at Mansfield Motor Speedway, where he qualified second quickest in his group and overcame a crash in a heat race by charging from 21st to seventh in a COMP Cams Sprint Car World Championship A Main. It was his 15th top 10 of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 31 - Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: DNF (4); Feature: 7 (21).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

OHIO SPEEDWEEK: Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio; Sunday at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio; June 17 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; June 18 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; June 19 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; June 20 at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio; June 21 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and June 22 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, which has more than 40 years of experience, specializes in fuel, oil and water connection systems within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"Brown & Miller builds hands-down the best hoses and fuel lines," Scelzi said. "It's been a pleasure to work with them."

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

 

 

Wilson Charges to Top 10 at Stateline and Top Five at Weedsport With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (June 11, 2019) - Greg Wilson turned a corner last weekend in New York, where he competed in a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team improved each night, earning a top 10 during the second race and a top five on Night 3.

"I've always felt like the biggest thing for any race team and especially mine is the more we race I can normally get stuff headed in the right direction," he said. "Getting three nights in a row is huge. All the work we've been doing we had nights where we could try some stuff. Friday night we struggled so we took a different approach on Saturday. It was better. Then Sunday we finally had a night where we put a whole night together."

The action began on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, where Wilson placed 16th in the main event.

"I felt like the attitude of our car was not good for that place," he said. "The things I was doing to fix it was making it worse. It kind of changed what we were thinking and what we need to do to get me comfortable with our particular car. I felt like the race track was really racy. We just weren't very good."

Saturday night went much smoother at Stateline Speedway in Busti, where Wilson won the B Main before he rallied from 19th to ninth in the A Main. That earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We changed a lot of little things around and headed in a different direction," he said. "It fit that track better and then when I get more confidence in the pit area it equates to driving better on the race track.

"Running the B Main was a good thing. They went out and watered the top. It gave us another lane of racing. The car was more comfortable than it's been. We could run one line in turns three and four and a different line in turns one and two."

Wilson's season-best All Star result came on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway. He won a heat race, placed fifth in the dash and capped the night with a fifth-place run in the main event. It marked his first top five of the season with the series.

"We're super happy with Weedsport," he said. "We've been there a few times and honestly that was the best track I've seen at Weedsport. They did a little track work, but it was wide and you could run the top, the bottom, slide across the middle. I got to a point where I was passing for second, but we were too good too early and faded toward the end. I couldn't hold the car quite as well as I did with a full fuel load. To only fade to fifth instead of 10th, I'm ok with that. Any night you can maintain or move forward when you start in the top 10 is a good night in my book."

Wilson, who is now tied for seventh in the championship standings, will take that momentum into Ohio Speedweek. The spectacle features nine straight nights of racing beginning this weekend.

The Speedweek races are as follows: Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio; Sunday at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio; June 17 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; June 18 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; June 19 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; June 20 at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio; June 21 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and June 22 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 7 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 16 (16).

June 8 - Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (19).

June 9 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

OHIO SPEEDWEEK: Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio; Sunday at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio; June 17 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; June 18 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; June 19 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; June 20 at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio; June 21 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and June 22 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction and Banshee Graphics

Redlined Welding & Construction, which is headquartered in Lake Stevens, Wash., performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors.

Banshee Graphics is a custom graphics company based in Findlay, Ohio. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Banshee-Graphics-216064901795103/ .

"I want to thank Shannon and Cheri Wheatley with Redlined Welding & Construction for helping us out," Wilson said. "Bart and Corey with Banshee Graphics have become really good friends with our team and it's great to do business with a company that's so innovative. We've been with them for probably more than 15 years. It's a great company to work with."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies, MagTech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Closes ASCS National Tour Speedweek With Top-10 Finish

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Kan. (June 11, 2019) - Roger Crockett capped the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek with a seventh-place outing last Saturday at Salina Speedway.

Although it's not a result Crockett was aiming for, it was a welcome run considering how the first two Speedweek races ended.

"The first night we were trying a couple of things that didn't work and it killed our speed," he said. "We fixed it for the main event and I believe we were up to 12th in five laps. We were going really, really good. A car went down the front straightaway like they were going off the track. It was a really bad spot. By the time I knew I couldn't get below them fast enough. I hit him and flew a pretty long ways and hit an infield tire on the front of the car. It didn't tear up a whole lot. I think if we made it to the work area in time we probably could have changed a tire and got back out there."

Crockett was trying to overcome a seventh-place heat race finish and fifth-place B Main outing a week ago Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, but the incident in the main event ended his night early.

The next night the team visited Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. Crockett advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and he was running in the top 10 late in the race when contact with another driver sent him into the wall, giving him a second straight DNF.

"We weren't real good and the car was off again," he said. "An aggressive move put us in a position to get into a crash. That one did tear up a lot."

Following a rainout on Thursday - the second during Speedweek - Crockett wrapped up the action on Saturday at Salina Speedway. He placed second in a heat race to make the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 5 to line up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We weren't that great," he said. "The car didn't feel horrible, but we just struggled for grip. We weren't good enough to overcome anybody to get by them."

A seventh-place run was Crockett's seventh top 10 of the season. He finished 10th in the Speedweek standings.

"We got home and started looking at the car a lot better," he said. "The frame got bent in that wreck at Devil's Bowl. We didn't look at the right places and I think that led to our struggles the last two nights."

The team has prepared the backup car as Crockett and the ASCS National Tour heads to South Dakota for races this Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City. It will mark his debut at both tracks.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (4); Feature: 20 (21).

June 5 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 19 (10).

June 8 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

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Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Chevrolet, BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Weld Racing, JR-1 Chassis, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Tracker Native Tobacco, Bell Helmets, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports rallies from tough draw at Plymouth

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 11, 2019 – Finding success when competing against a talented field of 35 to 40 Sprint Car drivers and teams on a weekly basis requires a little bit of good old-fashioned luck.

Just ask Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team who have found the luck of the heat race draw system not to be on their side through the first six events of the 2019 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car campaign.

With 35 PDTR Sprint Car signed in at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 8, a very unlucky pill draw found Pokorski lined up ninth in the second heat race.Pokorski worked his way past Bill Taylor on lap 1 and Shane Wenninger on lap 3 to move into seventh place. On lap 7, Pokorski powered past Josh Teunissen to finished sixth in the 10-lap heat race.

After failing to accumulate enough passing points to transfer directly to the A main, Pokorski lined up second next to polesitter Justin Miller in the second PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main.Pokorski bolted past Miller into the lead on the drop of the green flag and held the top spot throughout the 12-lap race to post his first B-main victory of the 2019 season and earn a spot in the A main lineup.

After lining up 18th in the 22-car A main, Pokorski advanced to 15th on lap 9 before a caution flag on lap 11 slowed the pace. After the restart, Pokorski hit his stride along the outside groove of the fast and tricky track surface to move past Lance Fassbender, Brandon Berth and Tony Wondra into 11th place on lap 15.

Pokorski moved up to challenge Tyler Brabant for 10th on lap 19, but he fell back over the final five laps to secure an 11th-place finish in a race won by Kurt Davis.

The 27-year racing veteran was pleased that he was able to improve a total of 11 positions in the three races he competed in, while at the same time acknowledging the importance of the heat race pill draw.

“With 35-40 cars competing with our series on a regular basis, everything makes an impact on your night, including the heat race draw,” Pokorski said. “Considering we haven't started a heat race better than fifth all year, I'd say we are doing well. We'll keep trying to make the best of the bad draws and hope the luck switches at some point and try to capitalize when it does.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team will return to action this Saturday, June 15 at The Plymouth Dirt Track for a four-division program, including the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 6 p.m.

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
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2019 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule.
Saturday, June 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, June 21 – Spring Lake Speedway, Unity, Wis.
Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, June 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Wednesday, July 3 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, July 6 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis.

2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 7
MSA events – 6
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 4
Heat Race Victories –1

 

 

Mallett Garners First Career ASCS National Tour Podium During Speedweek Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Kan. (June 11, 2019) - Jordon Mallett took a huge leap forward last week during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

Mallett captured his first top five of the season with the series before backing it up by scoring his first career podium finish. The strong results guided him to a sixth-place outing in the Speedweek standings.

"It's been a step-by-step process this season of learning who you can race and how aggressive you can be," he said. "We've been clicking away. A top five was a hurdle I was getting impatient at getting around. We knew it was going to take some luck and a good draw so we could do some passing early on. The other hurdle was finally making it on the podium. I'm pretty pleased where we're at now."

Speedweek began a week ago Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where Mallett finished seventh in a heat race before he won the B Main. He capped the night by advancing from 17th to 11 th in the A Main.

"In our eyes we were pretty far off in the heat," he said. "I wasn't very comfortable. We had to make a few changes and it was so hard to pass in the heat that it piled on it. We had a really good car for the B Main and that set us up for the feature. We knew we needed to be good every lap and had to get up there quick. The track was heavy all night from the first time we rolled onto the track to the last lap of the feature so it was a hard battle."

Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., hosted an event on Wednesday. Mallett maneuvered from seventh to fourth place in a heat race to make the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 6 to line up sixth for the main event.

"We had a better car than fourth, but toward the end it got where it was locked down around the rim," he said. "We made the best of it and didn't make mistakes and finished fourth for our first top five with the ASCS National Tour."

Following a rainout on Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., Speedweek wrapped up on Saturday at Salina Speedway. Mallett hustled from sixth to fourth in a heat race. That narrowly missed a spot into the feature redraw and lined him up ninth for the main event.

"That place was a little different," he said. "I was hoping to make the redraw, but it just didn't work out. We started ninth and knew what we needed to do. We were a little slow getting going, but halfway through the car was starting to wake up and come on pretty good. It was a matter of picking our way through the field. The biggest hurdle was lapped cars on restarts. There was one time we had six or seven lapped cars between us. It took us a few laps to get to the cars we were chasing. I think we had better than a third-place car, but couldn't get into position to get further up. I was glad to get that podium out of the way though."

Mallett's charge to a third-place outing also earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He and the series head to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., this Friday and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 11 (17).

June 5 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 4 (6).

June 8 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (9).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

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"We partnered with Red River Rack Company this year," Mallett said. "They've been family friends for years so we're pleased to have them on board."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Racing Optics, DHR Suspension, KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Dickerson Marine Services, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Croft Racks Up Trio of Top-10’s in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his way to Tulare, CA to take part in the second night of the rain delayed Peter Murphy Classic, Willie Croft would also take part in 360 action on Friday night and came away with a trio of Top-10 finishes.

“We are getting there,” Croft said. “We are stringing together good finishes, and soon those will turn to even better finishes. Thanks to all of my guys for their continued hard work.”

Friday night marked a Kings of Thunder 360ci event, and Croft kicked what was a busy weekend off with the fourth fastest lap of the night in time trials aboard the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine.

Running third in heat race competition, Croft moved into the feature event where he rolled off the starting grid form the seventh position. Working his way into the Top-Five, Croft would continue to search around the Thunderbowl Speedway until issues with the front end forced him to slow.

Going to the work area, Croft would rejoin the field and work his way forward to salvage his night with a ninth place finish.

Saturday night brought on the weather-delayed finale of the Peter Murphy Classic that was originally slated for mid-May.

In 360 action, Croft finished second in his heat race and by turning the fastest lap of second place finishers in all heats, earned the eighth and final berth into the Pole Shuffle.

Going on quite the run in the Shuffle, Croft would several of the match races and ended up third, which placed him in the second row for the 30-lap 360 Peter Murphy Classic feature event.

Battling hard in the feature, Croft would keep his machine inside the Top-10 as he took the checkered flag with a sixth place finish.

In KWS action, Croft kicked the night off by timing in fourth quick, before running second in his heat race.

Having enough points to qualify for the shuffle, the Roseville, CA driver would win one match, and improve his starting position as he rolled off fourth in the 30-lap feature event.

Battling with the likes of Ryan Bernal, Dominic Scelzi, and Mitchell Faccinto, Croft would keep his machine inside the Top-10 as the action was fierce on the high banked bull ring.

When the wild feature came to an end, Croft would close the busy weekend out with a ninth place finish.

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: Willie Croft returns to action on June 22nd in Stockton, CA.

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

 

 

Austin Liggett Second with USAC West Coast Series at Thunderbowl Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Winning at the Thunderbowl back in May, Austin Liggett returned to the 1/3 mile oval on Friday night looking for more Central Valley lore, but he would come up just short as he tallied a second place finish.

“It was a great night,” Austin Liggett said. “We were fast all night long, and my dad had us dialed from the time we unloaded to the time we took the checkered flag.”

Earning quick time honors in time trials, Austin Liggett put the field on notice during heat race action as he picked up the win after taking the green flag from the sixth starting position.

Moving into the 30-lap feature event, the Tracy, CA pilot would line up in the sixth starting position for what would be a non-stop feature event.

On a racy Thunderbowl surface, Liggett would get to digging, as he carved his way into the third position. Once into third, Liggett had his work cut out for himself as the lead duo of Ryan Bernal and Tristan Guardino had broken away from the field and built up nearly a straight away advantage.

Doing all he could and hitting his marks, Liggett would slowly reel them in and the battle up front intensified in the final laps.

Battling hard, Liggett would actually use a run on the last lap to beat Ryan Bernal to the stripe to finish second by just a fraction of a second.

“I had a lot of fun tracking those guys down, and battling with them late,” Liggett added. “I definitely needed a caution, but still a great night for our team. Thanks to my parents, and Matt for all of their help. Also, big thanks to the Abreu family for providing some extra track equipment, and the track staff for getting the surface really good.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-6, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: Liggett returns to racing action on June 22nd in Ventura, CA.

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

 

 

From Indiana to Illinois; It’s Midget Week Season for Tanner Carrick

PETERSEN MEDIA: With a grueling Indiana Midget Week now in the books, Tanner Carrick is primed and ready to battle in Illinois this week as POWRi Midget Week gets going on Wednesday night.

“We had really good speed in Indiana during Midget Week, I just need to get my confidence up and the finishes will come,” Tanner Carrick said. “It’s a busy time of year and it is great to get a ton of laps and consecutive starts with this Keith Kunz Motorsports team.”

Kicking off on Tuesday night at Montpelier Motor Speedway, Carrick would time in fifth quickest before winning his heat race in the Craftsman/CVC/TRD backed Spike.

Moving into the feature event, Carrick would battle hard with some of the best in Midget racing as he capped the opener off with a ninth place finish.

Traveling to Gas City I 69 Speedway on Wednesday night, Carrick would have to race his way forward from the B Main as his fourth place finish in the semi put him in the seventh row of the feature.

Fighting forward all night long, Carrick would do a great job of coming through the field as he worked his way up to an eighth place finish.

With a couple of Top-10’s under his belt, Thursday’s stop at Lincoln Park Speedway would again see him have to come from the semi after finishing fifth in a loaded heat race.

Grabbing a fifth place finish in the semi, Carrick would move into the feature event where he close the night out with an 18th place finish.

Friday night saw the series travel to Bloomington Speedway where the Lincoln, CA driver would get timed in 11th fastest in time trials. Following a fourth place finish in heat race action, Carrick would move into the feature event.

Jockeying for position amongst the Top-10 much of the race, Carrick would slip back in the closing laps as he finished 14th.

With rain washing Sunday’s finale out, Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway would act as the IMW finale.

Forced to come from the semi and take the green flag from the 19th starting position, Carrick would battle power steering issues on this night around the demanding track simply known as ‘The Burg’. Doing what he could, Carrick would cap his week out with a 16th place finish.

“It is a tough week, but my guys stuck behind me and we battled hard,” Carrick said. “Looking forward to getting to Illinois this week and seeing what we can do.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-19, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team are headed to Illinois for POWRi Midget Week.

Weds- Belle Clair Speedway

Thursday- Fayette County Speedway

Friday- Jacksonville Speedway

Saturday- Macon Speedway

Sunday- Lincoln Speedway

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

 

 

Ian Madsen and KCP Racing Eye Knoxville Doubleheader Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA- Hitting the road and traveling with the World of Outlaws, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing enjoy when the series heads to the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, IA and competes at the Knoxville Raceway, the home track for the team.

“Getting back to Knoxville is really great,” Ian Madsen said. “It is our home track. It is in front of so many of our partners, friends, and family, and it is where the team literally got started. We are coming off a pretty rough weekend so definitely looking forward to two nights back at Knoxville Raceway this weekend.”

Winning the Knoxville Raceway Track Championship in 2014 and then again in 2017, the season before hitting the road, Madsen and company head into this weekend’s twin billing at the ‘Mecca of Mud’ sitting eighth in series point standings.

Over this past weekend, the team was in action in Grand Forks, ND at River Cities Speedway where Madsen would finish 15th.

Saturday night the team had a hard fought night at Granite City Speedway. Madsen timed the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed entry in fourth quickest in time trials, but a heat race issue would put the St. Marys, NSW driver deep in the field as he started 22nd.

Poised to overcome the early issues, Madsen had his elbows up. The 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, had a strong car underneath him and it was apparent as he carved his way through the field.

Madsen would cap a KSE Hard Charger effort by crossing the finish line in the 10th position.

“The guys are working extremely hard, we have pretty good speed, so we are confident we can get back on track this weekend in really familiar territory,” Madsen noted. “Thanks to everyone for their support, and the boys for continuing to work so hard.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 5, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team will be at Knoxville Raceway Friday and Saturdya night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

$2,000/win & $300/start Sprint Car Bandits 'Texoma 25' at 82 Speedway THIS SATURDAY June 15th, 8pm!

Petty, TX (6/11/19) by DarinShort.com. Next up for the Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series is a return to the very popular and sprawling (in every respect) ¼ mile of 82 Speedway, located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 in Petty Texas. The event will pay $2,000 to win and down to $300/start with the running of the Texoma 25.

If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes.

TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on www.Facebook.com/82Speedway .

I like to call 82 Speedway ‘The Land of the XL.’ Translated, everything is XL size, such as the 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) then in the groove right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Over-sized grandstands that each have 0% obstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Oh ya, then there’s the track owners, Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across.

Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance on June 15th. A full line-up of 82 Speedway racing divisions will be joining the 360C.I. sprint cars, including open comp Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win, Texas Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks (all racing for $500/win); along with Eco Mods & Stocks (each $300/win). Come early for Fan Fest at 7pm, with the first green flag set for 8pm. Adult G.A. tickets (sold at gate on race day only) are $17, with kids 6-11 $5. Pit passes are $35, with ages 5 and under $15. Seniors/Military are $15. Click www.82Speedway.com for more details, and interact on Facebook at 82 Speedway

JOIN US EARLY for SCB FAN FEST! It's free and you get to meet the drivers and the teams, plus purchase team apparel, get selfies, get your apparel autographed; etc.!

-Pits Open 4:30pm, Grandstands 6pm -Sprint Pit Meeting/Cutoff 6:30pm -82 Draw Cutoff 6:30, Pit Meeting 6:45 -Fan Fest 7-7:30pm -Hot Laps 7:30pm & Racing to Follow -Adult GA $17, Kids 6-11 $5 -All Pit Passes $35

Here’s the purse structure for the SCB championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

This is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website. This is the 4th event in this 4-pack, which will award each of the Fierce 15 members an added bonus of $100 just for making all four events (Monarch, BCS, KSP & 82). www.KoolTrikes.com will be putting up $50 to win each SCB heat race!

Note to drivers: all race teams in all diviisions must run Westhold transponders and RaceCeivers. Track rental is available.

The Open Comp Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win, while $500 will await the feature winners of the Texas Stocks, Limited Modifieds and the Factory Stocks. The Eco Stock and Eco Mod winners will take home $300 each. The SCB are scheduled to be 2nd or 3rd feature out.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

Click www.82Speedway.com or www.Facebook.com/82Speedway for more track details, schedules and news. Thanks to Shelley and Tracy Peters & staff for bringing us all such a FANtastic place to enjoy quality dirt track racing events!

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Makes In Five Wins In 2019 And His Second ASCS Speedweek Title

Bryan Hulbert - SUNNYVALE, Texas (June 10, 2019) Bringing his win total on the year to five, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. captured his second ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek title this past week. Despite battling with Mother Nature throughout the five-race series, three on track appearances netted just as many podium finishes, along with a pair of wins in Lawton, Okla. and Salina, Kan.

"I'm really pleased with the speed we gained over this past week. Really, over the past four weeks we've started settling in on what our cars like," commented Hafertepe on his recent performances. "With these new cars we've been running, I really thought it was going to take longer to get some wins, but it seems like they've been reacting really well to the changes we've been making, and everything is starting to click really well."
Rained out in Amarillo, the action picked up on Tuesday, June 4 at Devil's Bowl Speedway with a third-place finish after battling with Travis Rilat for the race lead.
"We freed the car up for the feature, and even before I went out, I said I don't think it matters how much we free it up, it's not going to be enough. I've raced Devi's Bowl enough, I pretty much know how it's going to turn out and it was one of those tracks where it got heavy, rough, and technical as the night went on, which doesn't suit my program at all. We missed a race earlier this year because the tracks were heavy and rough, but with the experience I have around that place, we were able to salvage a good finish."
Back on a wide slick track the following night at Lawton Speedway, Hafertepe was challenged for a moment during the A-Feature by Scott Bogucki but was able to get back to the top spot before it was all said and done on a track that proved to be tricky and caught several teams off guard.
"We knew what we were looking at, and still weren't very good for it," commented Hafertepe on the feel of the car. "Overall, we were good, and the track was more suited to what we like. The one restart where I moved down, I knew I shouldn't have second guessed myself and we were lucky we were good enough that we could be back around Scott without having to chase him for a bunch of laps."
Suffering rain again at Creek County Speedway, the team rolled into Salina Speedway on Saturday where Sam was able to hold off several attempts by John Carney II in the closing laps for his first victory at the three-eighths-mile oval. Key to that success was Sam's ability to move around in the third and fourth turns where most of the field was stuck to the bottom line.
"I went back and watch the race, and in all honesty, I don't think anybody trusted it out there, and I had been pinching off the bottom of four the entire race until I got to lapped traffic. I would make up a bunch of time on them entering, but they'd just leave me off the exit. Seeing that, I started making the adjustment in the car and because we did lap so many cars, I just don't think they saw what I saw, and that allowed us to capitalize and get off the bottom where there just wasn't much left."
Coming up next for Hafertepe, the team will begin the trek to the Northwest with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with this weekend landing the team in Aberdeen, S.D. for Brown County Speedway on Friday, June 14 and Rapid City, S.D. on Saturday, June 15 for Black Hills Speedway.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 18; Wins -5 ; Top 5 - 10; Top 10 - 12; Top 20 - 13;
Coming Up:
June 14 - Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, S.D.)
June 15 - Black Hills Speedway (Rapid City, S.D.)
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

Price Places Ninth in ASCS National Tour Speedweek Standings

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Kan. (June 11, 2019) - Robbie Price is getting a new car ready for the upcoming weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour following a frustrating Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

"We've struggled lately so it's hard to have high expectations," he said. "We changed from gas to oil shocks and we've tried every bar combination imaginable. We're going to pull down a car this week and try it and hope it's better."

Price is venturing to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on Friday before visiting Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on Saturday. It will be his debut at Brown County Speedway and only his third career start at Black Hills Speedway, where he recorded a top-10 finish during both races in 2017.

Price competed last week at a trio of tracks during Speedweek. He advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from 15th to 10 th in the A Main a week ago Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"We were good and passed cars, but the track got locked down and one lane," he said. "It took me a while to find the line where we were good. I felt really good on the bottom of turns one and two. I knew it was pretty treacherous so I moved back to the top and ran there the rest of the race."

The action shifted to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on Wednesday. Price charged from sixth to third in a heat race to make the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 8 to line up eighth, but an ill-handling race car and an early miscue hampered the team.

"We swung for the fences and we missed it quite a bit on the setup," he said. "In hindsight we would have been better to stick with what we had and run around eighth the whole race. It was tight on entry. The way I had to drive the car it wasn't working for me. I spun on the first lap and then we struggled the rest of the race."

Price rebounded from the early incident to finish 14th.

Thursday's show at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., rained out. Speedweek concluded on Saturday at Salina Speedway. Price placed third in a heat race and spent most of the feature battling for a top 10 before a late-race crash relegated him to an 18th-place finish.

"I was riding in around ninth or so for a while," he said. "On the last lap someone spun out in front of me in turn two. I thought the read end was tying up so I pulled off after that."

Price ended up finishing ninth in the Speedweek standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 10 (15).

June 5 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 14 (8).

June 8 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 18 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com .

"I've ran Shark Racing Engines since Day 1," Price said. "I've worked with Marc Huson a lot. His motors run strong and he knows what he's doing. I feel very comfortable and confident using Shark Racing Engines."

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Highline Performance, Skagit Speedway and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Eyeing Second Straight Win at Thunder Valley

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (June 11, 2019) - Channin Tankersley takes the ASCS Gulf South Region points lead into an event in Louisiana this Saturday.

The Old School Racing competitor will return to Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, which is where he registered a feature victory earlier this season during his first visit in more than a decade.

"I hadn't been to that place in ages and we went back there and picked up where we left off back in the day," he said. "We were solid there the last time we went and then to go back after such a long time and be up to speed was pretty good."

Tankersley used a last-lap pass to score the triumph. It was one of his five top fives in six ASCS Gulf South Region races this season. That is the most of any driver and has led to Tankersley leading the championship standings by 121 points as Saturday marks the midpoint of the season.

"I'm laid back and level headed as it is so I try not to get too overconfident," he said. "I just take it as it is and go out there and give 110 percent. If you have your stuff right and make good decisions then generally speaking you'll have pretty decent nights."

Following this weekend there are seven remaining ASCS Gulf South Region races. Four will be held at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, where Tankersley won four times last year. He also has single-day events at Texana Raceway in Edna, Texas, and at Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., before the season wraps up with one final visit to Thunder Valley Speedway.

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Intra Services

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

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

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

 

 

Hill Posts Season-Best Finish at Devil's Bowl During Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Kan. (June 11, 2019) - Alex Hill captured her season-best finish during a challenging Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek that was shortened from five to three races due to rain.

"We had a decent week," she said. "We could've done better. We just need to get better on some things."

Hill began the week a week ago Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where she posted her best finish of the year with a 14th-place run after qualifying through the B Main and starting 18 th.

"Devil's Bowl was probably the heaviest I've ever seen it," she said. "We had a decent night, but it was pretty much hammer-down all night and we had trouble getting anywhere."

The following night at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., brought a promising start in the feature. Hill started 11th after finishing third in her heat race.

"We were really good the first part of the feature at Lawton," she said. "We were able to pass some cars and got up to about eighth or ninth. But then it suddenly slicked off and the bottom went away. We weren't expecting it to change that much. We didn't have the car set up for that and it became really tight so we dropped back quite a bit and ended up finishing 17th."

Following a rainout at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Thursday, the Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek concluded on Saturday at Salina Speedway.

"Salina was slick right away in hot laps," Hill said. "That made it a challenging night for me since slick tracks are my most difficult.

"I started fourth in my heat and got passed by probably the two best drivers there and finished sixth. I started near the back of the feature and eventually pulled in to save my car since I really wasn't getting anywhere."

Hill placed 11th in the Speedweek standings, which marks her career-best finish during the grueling week.

She will join the rest of the ASCS National Tour as it begins its western swing this weekend in South Dakota at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen on Friday and at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 14 (18).

June 5 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 17 (11).

June 8 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. - Heat race: 6 (4); Feature: DNF (18).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Townline Variety

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

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

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

 

 

Dover Produces Victory at Jackson Motorplex and Top Five at Junction Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (June 11, 2019) - Jack Dover had an eventful weekend that resulted in a feature victory and a Hard Charger Award.

Dover opened the action on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., where he drove for Rick and Chris Bowers during the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series show. He maneuvered from seventh to third place in a heat race and won the dash from the pole position. Dover lined up on the outside of the front row for the A Main and he ran second for the first half of the race.

"At the beginning I was a little worried because Matt Juhl was pretty fast," he said. "I knew there'd be rubber coming. I had to search for it. I figured it'd come in around the bottom so I stuck around the bottom and it finally came in. We were able to sneak by and take the lead going into turn one.

"The main thing was once we got the lead we had to protect the bottom. I knew if we didn't get out of the groove we'd win the thing. I focused on hitting my line. It seemed like whenever we came to a lapped car they'd push out of the rubber and we'd get right by them."

Dover pulled away in traffic to garner his second triumph of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway, which hosted a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints event.

"We went out for hot laps and our car kept smoking," he said. "We came in and had an oil leak. We finally got it fixed."

Dover, who was in his No. 53, missed the heat race, forcing him to start 12 th in the A Main.

"We were moving pretty good, but with about 10 or 12 laps to go the track started taking rubber and was follow the leader," he said. "If it stayed the way it was at the beginning I think we had a shot at the win."

Dover earned a fourth-place finish, which also awarded him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. He continues to lead the championship standings.

Dover plans to drive for the Bowers Family this Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., during a ASCS Warrior Region event and he plans to return to his car on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 7 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 3 (7); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

June 8 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: DNS (-); Feature: 4 (12).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SSS Motorsports

As a life-long supporter of dirt track racing Luke Jay Cochran built the SSS Motorsports team to a leader in all aspects of the dirt track world. While sponsoring and mentoring drivers and teams in the area, Cochran built a team established on winning with multiple national titles, track championships and series championships.

"Luke Cochran has been a great family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said.

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Bacon Storms the East!

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (June 11, 2019) – USAC’s Eastern Storm. It’s been good for Brady Bacon in recent years. He’s hoping for more Eastern Storm success beginning on Tuesday night at Grandview Speedway.

Bacon and the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 will be in action over the five race USAC National Sprint Car swing through Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Bacon will also take the wheel of the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 USAC Silver Crown car for Friday’s card at Williams Grove Speedway.

Following Tuesday night’s Eastern Storm opener at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA, Eastern Storm action shifts to New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway on Wednesday, BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, PA, on Thursday, Central Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and New York’s Weedsport Speedway on Sunday.

“This is one of the highlights of year, I always look forward to going to these tracks,” Bacon commented. “Eastern Storm has been good for us before so we’re hoping to continue that this year.”

Bacon captured the Eastern Storm crown in 2014 and has claimed three wins during the swing.

The two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion enters Eastern Storm action sixth in points but only 75 points off the lead pace.

Bacon’s USAC Indiana Midget Week didn’t go entirely as planned last week, with electrical problems on Daryl Saucier’s No. 1st Midget hampering the team through three nights.

“We couldn’t diagnose exactly what the issue was, so we never really got the car running right,” Bacon said.

After opting to park it after three nights, Bacon rejoined forces with the FMR No. 76m for the Bloomington and Lawrenceburg rounds before the Kokomo final was rained out. Bacon made the most of it by racking up a pair of top-ten finishes with runs of sixth at Bloomington and eighth at Lawrenceburg.

Bacon mixed in three Non-Wing Sprint Car starts during the course of Midget Week as well aboard the Longworth No. 410, racing to finishes of fourth at Montpelier Motor Speedway and second at both Gas City and Lawrenceburg

“We probably should have won at Lawrenceburg, but we had an oil line loose it was blowing oil,” Bacon recalls. “I was trying to run it just hard enough to stay out front but not so hard that it would blow, then Thomas (Meseraull) got us in traffic.”

With one USAC Sprint Car win to his credit already this season, Bacon looks to add to that total this week while also going after a Silver Crown score.

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

2019 Quick Stats: 42 races, 2 wins, 17 top-fives, 25 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Eastern Storm. Those unable to attend can catch all the action live via PPV at www.floracing.tv.

Tuesday – USAC Sprint Cars at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)

Wednesday – USAC Sprint Cars at Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway

Thursday – USAC Sprint Cars at BAPS Motor Speedway (Newberrytown, PA)

Friday – USAC Silver Crown at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

Saturday – USAC Sprint Cars at Port Royal (PA) Speedway

Sunday – USAC Sprint Cars at Weedsport (NY) Speedway

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

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

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

 

 

Ryan Bernal Scores Third and Fourth Place Finishes in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to Tulare, CA over the weekend to make up the rain delayed Peter Murphy Classic with the KWS on Saturday night where he ran fourth, Ryan Bernal and Tarlton Motorsports also competed at the track on Friday night with USAC and scored a third place finish.

“It was a good weekend for the race team,” Bernal said. “We had another good non wing run on Friday night which was a blast, and on Saturday I finally got us timed in well and it made our night a little easier.”

Saturday night with the King of the West Series, Bernal timed the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed No. 21 machine in third quickest in time trials.

Running fourth in his heat race, the Hollister, CA driver would moved into the feature event where he would grid the field from the seventh position after just missing out on a spot in the Pole Shuffle.

On a racy Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Bernal was able to move forward and wage war for position inside the Top-Five. Fighting with the likes of Dominic Scelzi and DJ Netto, Bernal capped another strung run with the KWS out with a fourth place finish.

Friday night the team was also in action as they shed the wings, and battled with the USAC West Coast 360’s.

Timing in third quickest in qualifying time trials, Bernal would run fourth in his heat race. Jumping into second in the feature event, Bernal would chase after Tristan Guardino in what turned out to be a nonstop, 30-lap affair.

As he chased after the leader, Bernal would feel pressure from Austin Liggett who ran just behind in the third position. Trying to fend Liggett off, Bernal would lose second at the finish line .003, and settle for a third place finish.

“The more we get to race together, the better we get,” Ryan Bernal said. “Thanks to the Tarlton family, Paul Baines, and everyone who works on this car.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 9, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 6, Top 10’s: 7.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports is back in action this Friday night at Ocean Speedway with Cole Macedo in the cockpit.

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

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

 

 

Brian Brown Sweeps Night at Knoxville for Third Triumph of Season

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 11, 2019) - Brian Brown is coming off a very successful week.

Brown recorded his fifth top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series a week ago Tuesday and he remained undefeated at Knoxville Raceway, where he won for the third time in three starts this season by sweeping the night on Saturday.

June 4 - Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Ill. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 7 (7); Feature: 10 (7).

"We started off really good," Brown said. "Chad had a real good package for our car and we unloaded fast, qualifying fifth and finishing second in a heat. We weren't very good in the dash. We went the wrong way with the car and we got a little off on our adjustments. We weren't as good as we needed to be in the feature either. We still got a top 10 though. Any time you get a top 10 with the Outlaws on a track that's not in our wheelhouse it's a good night."

June 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (4).

"We were the quickest in hot laps, set quick time, won the heat from sixth and won the feature from fourth," Brown said. "It was a really good night. My car is really, really good there right now. There is a good quality of drivers at Knoxville. Any time you can go and win every event you're in it's a real good feeling. Chad, Nate and dad got the car really good.

"I feel like I can run the top as good as anybody in the country there, but you're not going to win the Knoxville Nationals by running 50 laps around the top. You have to be diverse. Brad Sweet showed that last year. I've watched a lot of video of Danny (Lasoski) and Donny (Schatz) and Brad last year on how they ran it. In the feature (last Saturday) I ran 16 or 18 of the 20 laps on the bottom. I want to give our team the best opportunity to succeed. In order for us to do that I have to go to the bottom and run it. You have to be disciplined. You have to use the brake and the throttle and not miss your line. It takes a little to get used to, but every lap I get more comfortable and hopefully that will pay dividends later in the year."

UP NEXT - Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"The way we're looking at it is it's two nights at Knoxville that pay more," Brown said. "If we get our car good and I drive good we can beat anybody in the world. If we have our car bad and I drive bad we can get beat by anybody in the world. We're not going to put any pressure on ourselves this weekend. It's another opportunity for us to go in and try to put ourselves in position to win every night."

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 3 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 15 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat is one of the world's largest manufacturers of ATVs. For more information, visit http://www.ArcticCat.com.

"Arctic Cat has been a big supporter of racing for a long time," Brown said. "They're a great partner of ours. We've had an Arctic Cat four-wheeler for a long time and we wouldn't be able to push up to the track at each race without the support of Arctic Cat."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro will be part of a unique double bill this weekend as ‘The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars’ invade Lake Erie Speedway for the first time.

Must See Racing will team up with the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour for co-headlining features at the three-eighths-mile Pennsylvania oval on Saturday, June 15.

Originally slated to be deeper into the series’ championship sojourn, the Lake Erie stop will now be the second Must See Racing event of the year, after weather-related and other scheduling issues shuffled the look of the winged 410ci asphalt sprint car tour’s season calendar.

Saturday’s appearance by Must See Racing marks the first sprint car event at the facility since the mid-2000s, when the Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series took to Lake Erie for a mid-season stop.

“Jim (Hanks, Must See Racing president) and I worked together for quite a while to make this happen, and we’ve been very eager to get to this point and see this show play out,” said track operations manager A.J. Moore. “All of us with Lake Erie Speedway think this double-bill will definitely bring an extra level of excitement to the summer event that we’ve held with the Race of Champions modifieds which wasn’t there before. It’ll be one heck of a show and a very unique ticket for the fans.

“We’re extremely excited for our inaugural appearance at Lake Erie Speedway and we’re looking forward to adding Lake Erie to the list of venues we’ve competed at over the course of our 10 years,” added Hanks. “Our drivers are eager to compete there, and we hope to be able to put on both a show of speed and wheel-to-wheel racing for our fans.”

Four-time defending Must See Racing champion Jimmy McCune leads the series’ cast of characters into Lake Erie, sitting atop the point standing by six markers over his nephew, Anthony McCune.

Charlie Schultz is chasing the two McCunes, ranked third in points despite a rough opening race at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway in May, with Tom Jewell and Joe Liguori filling out the top five.

All five of those drivers are expected to be in attendance at Lake Erie, as well as National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom, Michigan Motorsports Hall of Famer Jason Blonde, NASCAR modified ace Bobby Santos III, Canadian title contender Ryan Litt, as well as rookies Bobby Komisarski and Brenden Torok.

In addition to the Must See Racing sprint cars and the Race of Champions modifieds, the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series and Race of Champions TQ midgets will also be on the racing card.

Pit gates open at Lake Erie on Saturday at 11 a.m., with hot laps kicking off at 3:30 p.m., qualifying at 5 p.m., heat races at 6 p.m. and features rolling off at 7 p.m. following opening ceremonies.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series on the web at www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Team Turner Racing Takes Top-10 Finishes To Start June at Ohsweken

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (June 11, 2019) – The 2019 race season took a while to get underway, but Team Turner Racing is up to full speed through three weeks of competition at Ohsweken Speedway. Last Friday night, Team Turner Racing scored a pair of top-10 finishes, with Cory Turner earning a fifth-place finish while Ryan Turner tallied a sixth-place result. Jamie Turner was 23rd after a challenging night.

The night started with a second-place finish for Cory in heat one before Jamie finished sixth in heat two. Ryan earned a second-place result in the third and final qualifying heat.

“The car was very fast for the heat race, but I should have listen to my crew more on my choice of line,” Ryan said. “The bottom was not the place to be. The crew made minor changes for the feature and gave me the best car I’ve had all season.”

“In the heat race it was crazy slick and I don’t think I got over half throttle the whole time,” Cory explained. “The car was good though. We started third, got to second quickly and was running down Mitch Brown for the lead late in the race.”

In the Feature, Ryan lined-up on the pole while Cory started fifth and Jamie rolled off from 18th. Ryan held the second spot until lap 10 when he slipped to third. Then on a lap 12 restart, Turner fell back to sixth.

“The crew made minor changes for the feature and gave me the best car I’ve had all season,” Ryan said. “It felt like the tires sealed up during the caution and I couldn’t get the forward drive we needed to get by the lapped cars on the restart.”

For Cory, he fell back initially, but found more speed through the middle of race and was as far forward as fourth before settling for fifth.

“We were pretty decent in the Feature,” Cory said. “I was really good in the middle of the race. I was running down the guys in front of me. I got by Mitch Brown, I got by my brother and then Jimmy Huppunen got by me. I got back by him and then he got by me again with two laps to go.”

Jamie Turner couldn’t get comfortable behind the wheel of his Charlie Bee Honey.Mudcat Entertainment Centre No.11 and ended the night with a 23rd-place finish after ending the night early.

“I wasn’t very good this week. I came in once so the guys could make some adjustments and still felt terrible,” Jamie said. “The car is running well mechanically. We’re working on the setup now.”

While it’s been a solid start to the season, all three drivers are eagerly pushing the envelope to improve their cars as they head into the busiest portion of the 2019 season.

“I worked with the boys Monday night and we have some new stuff coming this week, so I think we’ll be better,” Jamie said. “We’re always optimistic.”

“We are always trying to find more speed as a race team,” Ryan said. “I don’t think we are far off. The last two weeks has been all minor changes and we have done the same this week. As a driver I am always trying to better myself. I learned a lot last week after watching myself that I can take forward this year.”

“We’ve made some changes for this week and I think we’re going to be better,” Cory said. We just have to keep working at it. We’re trying to fine tune it. We’re consistently a top-five car, but we also want to consistently be a podium car. We’re there, we just need to be a little better.”

Team Turner Racing will be back in action on Friday, June 14 at Ohsweken Speedway for Wall of Fame night before travelling east to Brighton Speedway for the Southern Ontario Sprints season opener on Saturday, June 15. For additional event information, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and www.BrightonSpeedway.ca.

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Cory Turner Builds Momentum With Another Top-Five at Ohsweken
Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media
CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (June 11, 2019) – Three weeks into the 2019 Ohsweken Speedway season, Cory Turner is quite pleased with the performance of his new Burger Barn/Ace 1 Construction/Mobil 1 No.13 ride. Driving for the Burger Barn Racing team, Turner rattled off a fifth-place finish last Friday night to make it two top-five finishes and a sixth-place result so far this year.

“I think we have podium capable cars, we’ve just started a bit further back for the Features,” Cory said. “There’s nothing you can do about that other than continue to get in a redraw spot and hope for a better draw.”

Last Friday, after mechanical troubles in Hot Laps, Turner was able to have a strong heat race where he earned a second-place finish and a spot in the redraw for the main event.

“In the heat race it was crazy slick and I don’t think I got over half throttle the whole time,” Cory explained. “The car was good though. We started third, got to second quickly and we were running down Mitch Brown for the lead. We had probably the second or third-fastest time overall in the heat race, so I was pretty happy with that.”

Come Feature time, Turner lined-up fifth for the main event. He fell back as far as seventh before finding his groove in the second half of the race. He raced as far forward as fourth before Jim Huppunen got past him with two laps to go.

“We were pretty decent in the Feature,” Turner said. “I was really good in the middle of the race. I was running down the guys in front of me. I got by Mitch Brown, I got by my brother and then Jimmy Huppunen got by me. I got back by him and then he got by me again with two laps to go.”

“There’s some guys you see a lot of some years, and I’ve seen a lot of Jimmy so far this year,” laughed Turner.

Overall, Turner has been largely satisfied with his car this year, but is far from complacent. He admits the transition to his new team along with a new chassis and motor combination is ongoing, but feels as though the group is trending in the right direction.

“The car is really free. It will turn in the corner nice, but I don’t have the same side bite as some other guys so far,” Turner explained. “I think our car is working well. We’ve made some changes for this week and I think we’re going to be better. We just have to keep working at it. We’re trying to fine tune it.”

The challenge, Turner says, is to make incremental changes and not overreact to any one race night or a certain set of track conditions.

“We don’t want to go chasing too far and dial ourselves out of the mix, “Turner said. “We’re consistently a top-five car, but we also want to consistently be a podium car. We’re there, we just need to be a little better.”

Turner will be back in action at Ohsweken for Wall of Fame night on Friday, June 14. Then, he plans to travel east to Brighton Speedway on Saturday, June 15 to begin the 2019 season with the Southern Ontario Sprints.

“We’re eager to defend the SOS Championship,” Turner said. “We’ll be at Brighton Saturday as long as all goes well Friday. We’re definitely trending upward. We’re consistently a top-five car and we just need to find a little more speed to get us on the podium every week.”

Race time at Ohsweken Speedway is 7:30pm on June 14 while the green flag drops at 7:00pm on June 15 at Brigghton Speedway. For additional event information, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and www.BrightonSpeedway.ca.

CORY TURNER 2019 SEASON STATS
13 Cory Turner – 8 Starts: 0 Wins, 2 Top-5s, 3 Top-10s

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Sprint Car Challenge Tour ventures to the Central Valley for Saturday event at Keller Auto Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA – June 11, 2019…After a few weeks off the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards is set for a return to action with a visit to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, California this Saturday June 15th.

The evening of racing will be the first of two season appearances at the Kings County Fairgrounds based venue, with the other coming on October 12th as part of the annual Cotton Classic. It also marks the second co-sanctioned event of the season with the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series, which should make for a stellar field of race cars this weekend. The Keller Auto Speedway has long been one of the Golden State’s top dirt tracks and the two events last year provided no shortage of thrills. A couple off-seasons ago the surface saw a total re-haul with numerous loads of clay brought in to help rejuvenate the “King of the Dirt Tracks.” It was also widened immensely and allows for three-wide racing with ease.

As always, the SCCT Kids Dash for Cash will take place this Saturday for children 4-10 and will feature extra money for grabs.

This Saturday’s event marks the sixth overall race for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour after suffering a rain out on May 18th in Tulare. Following this weekend there are just six nights of competition left in 2019 for the tour.

Going into Keller Auto Speedway Fremont’s Shane Golobic sits atop the standings. The driver of the Matt Wood Racing No. 17w is not scheduled to be in action however, which will hand the point lead over to two-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion Kyle Hirst. The 31-year-old from Paradise heads into Hanford sitting 14-points behind Golobic and 25-markers ahead of Tim Kaeding. Both Hirst and Kaeding are sure to be front runners this weekend on the wide confines of the 3/8-mile clay oval.

Hollister’s Tony Gualda and Roseville’s Sean Becker round out the top-five in points and are separated by just one-digit going into Saturday. Completing the top-10 in the standings with five races in the record books are Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Roseville’s Willie Croft, Tracy’s Kyle Offill, Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign and Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox.

Last year’s June appearance for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards was snagged by Hanford’s own DJ Netto. Netto will be one of the many drivers looking to bring home the $2,500 top prize this weekend. Also expected on hand will be Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto and Zane Blanchard, Lemoore’s Cole Macedo, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Mather’s Kalib Henry, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Lincoln’s Blake Carrick, Tipton’s Danny Faria Jr., Fresno’s Steven Kent and Craig Stidham, Riverdale’s Grant Duinkerken and more.

Adult tickets will cost $20 this Saturday June 15th, while juniors 6-18 will be $12, seniors 55 and over will be $17, kids five and under are free. All seating is general admission. The front gate will open at 4pm and heat races will get underway around 7. Prior to the races a Happy Hour will take place in the grandstand area.

The Keller Auto Speedway is a 3/8-mile clay oval and is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230. More info can be found at www.kellerautospeedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Bullet Impressions Inc., Chris Kenner Racing Specialties, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, High Sierra Industries, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Moto Wear, Metal Works, PT Shocks, Quick Time Mortgage and Solar, SprintCarUnlimited.com, Ti 22 Performance and Walker Performance Filtration.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360. --------------

Upcoming Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events

Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway at Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford

Saturday June 29: Placerville Speedway (Marcel Cassulo Classic- Summertime Sprint Salute w/ KWS-NARC) Sunday June 30: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday July 6: Stockton Dirt Track (Fourth annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

 

 

Erick Rudolph Will Join SpeedSTR Field This Wednesday, June 12, At Action Track USA In Kutztown

KUTZTOWN, PA (June 10, 2019) – Fresh off a victory in the most recent Super DIRTCar Series event at Weedsport Speedway, Erick Rudolph will strap into the John Stehman-owned Treyco Manufacturing No. 17 USAC All-Pro SpeedSTR this Wednesday, June 12 at Championship Energy Action Track USA.

One of the most versatile drivers on the east coast, Rudolph has scored wins in the Big-Block Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, 600cc Sprint Cars, and TQ Midgets – where he’s accumulated a total of four Indoor Auto Racing series championships.

The first Wednesday Night event of the season, June 12 is Glick Fire Equipment First Responders Night presented by BELFOR Property Restoration. In action will be the USAC All-Pro SpeedSTRs, Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprint Cars, All-Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots.

General Adult Admission is $14, Senior Citizens are $12, Children 6-12 are $5, and Kids Under 6 are Free of charge. In celebration of First Responders Night, First Responders showing a valid ID will receive free grandstand admission.

Pit Gates open at 4 PM, Grandstand gates at 5 PM, with Hot Laps beginning at 6:15 PM.

 

 

Core-Mark Presents Wall of Fame and Kids Race Night This Friday at Ohsweken

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 11, 2019) – Three weeks into the 2019 season, Ohsweken Speedway has seen plenty of fantastic racing with more than 120 cars signing into the pits each night. This Friday, the track is eager to combine its current high-octane excitement while celebrating part of its storied history on Core-Mark Wall of Fame and Kids Race night on Friday, June 14. The Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame will welcome its five new inductees including, John and Wendy Brush, Ryan Hunsinger, Rob Pietz and Zeger Van Thuyl for their storied contributions to the race track. To learn more about the involvement of each of our Wall of Fame inductees, click here.

It’s also Kids Race night. The Kids Race organization was formed in 2010 to help raise autism awareness and research to benefit the Canadian National Autism Foundation (CNAF) through the racing community.

All four Ohsweken weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Race time for Core-Mark Wall of Fame and Kids Race night is 7:30pm. The pit gates open at 5:00pm before the main grandstand opens at 6:00pm. For the full schedule of Ohsweken Speedway events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

So far in 2019, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division has been the Dylan Westbrook show. The Scotland, Ont. pilot is undefeated in three Ohsweken starts this year. Even when it looked like he had run out of time last Friday night, Westbrook stormed past Mack DeMan in the final corner to steal the win. Entering week four action, Westbrook’s advantage over second-place DeMan is just 18 points with the latter finishing on the podium each night this year. In third, just nine points back of DeMan, is Jim Huppunen. The Fenwick, Ont. native has had a strong start and is the only other driver to finish all three races in the top-five so far this season. Rounding out the top-five are Caistor Centre, Ont. brothers Cory and Ryan Turner. Cory has two top-fives and a sixth-place finish to his credit while Ryan sits fifth three consecutive top-10s to begin the campaign. Scott Kreutter, Mitch Brown and rookie-of-the-year contender Josh Hansen hold positions six through eight while Holly Porter and Shane Ross round out the top-10.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Unlike the 360 Sprint Cars, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars have seen three different winners in as many weeks so far this year. The division’s current point leader, Liam Martin, scored the opening night win before a second-place finish and then earned a seventh-place result last week. He leads Fonthill, Ont. driver Steven Beckett and Beamsville’s Paul Klager by 28 points as they sit tied for second. Beckett’s substantial improvement to start the year has been nothing short of impressive while Klager has been remarkably consistent to start his second season of Sprint Car action. Tied for fourth are Port Colborne’s Jacob Dykstra and Brantford’s Lucas Smith. Dykstra has a pair of top-fives to his credit while Smith has managed two top-10s despite battling motor issues. Seventh-place Jesse Costa and 13th-place Jordan Hill also have wins this season.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division has proved to be as competitive as its ever been this year with three different drivers stopping in Mister Transmission Victory Lane so far this year. Defending champion Dave Bailey anchors the top spot again this week with a 15-point lead over Trevor DeBoer. Both drivers have a win, but Bailey’s three top-fives to DeBoer’s one are the difference so far. Jerseyville’s Logan Shwedyk is third, just eight points back of DeBoer while Caistor Centre pilot Jim Lampman is only five notches pack of third. Rounding out the top-five is Guelph driver Chris Hale who has three top-10s, including a top-five, to his name this year. Eighth-place Ryan Beagle is the most recent winner. He trails Ken Sargent and Ryan Dinning to get into the top-five in the championship standings. Rob Hoskins and Mark Fawcett round out the current top-10.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks have also seen three winners thus far. The triple-deuce of Nick Masi sits at the top of the pile right now on the strength of a win, two top-fives and three top-10s. Tim DeBoer has been Mr. Consistent thus far and has a pair of top-fives to put him just 11 points back of the lead. Jonathan Ayrton of Dundas, Ont. is currently third while Kyle Wert, who has a win this season, and Tristan Da Silva sit knotted for the fourth spot to round out the top-five. Opening night winner ‘Cheeseburger’ Sean Iftody sits sixth and just 10 points back of fourth. Jeremy May, Dusty DeBoer, Mike Sarantakos and Ryan Hillar round out the current top-10. ___________________________________________ About Core-Mark International: From its humble beginnings in 1888 as Glaser Bros., a single tobacco storefront in San Francisco, Core-Mark has grown into one of the largest distributors and marketers of consumer goods in North America. While the past century has brought incredible changes to the business and the world in which we operate, Core Mark’s goal is the same today as it was over 120 years ago — to provide customers with the best possible service and to help them grow their sales and profits. For more information, visit www.core-mark.com.

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

Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

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

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

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

 


 

Smoke earns All Star podium at Stateline Speedway

Date: Friday, June 7th
Event: All Stars at Outlaw Speedway
Series: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Track: Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, N.Y.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 22nd (18th)

Date: Saturday, June 8th
Event: All Stars at Stateline Speedway
Series: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Track: Stateline Speedway (Busti, N.Y.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (3rd)

Date: Sunday, June 9th
Event: 2019 All Star Showcase
Series: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Track: Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, N.Y.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 8th (12th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 10, 2019) - It was a busy weekend for three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart, as the Columbus, Indiana-native participated in three consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions events across much of southern New York. When the dust settled on Sunday night, Stewart accomplished a pair of top-ten performances, one of which a podium run during action at Stateline Speedway in Busti on Saturday, June 8.

Not only did Stewart, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, attain a podium run at the Busti short track, but he also threw his hat into the ring for the win, nearly pulling even with eventual winner, Dale Blaney, as the pair raced for the lead during the early portions of the 30-lap contest.

Despite kicking off his weekend in the Empire State with a ‘DNF’ at Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 7 - the result of issues within the front-end - Stewart rebounded in a big way, first earning the aforementioned podium finish on Saturday, then climbing ahead from 12th to finish eighth at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, June 9.

“It was a fun weekend for our team. Things didn’t start off too well for us on Friday, but we kept our heads on straight and stayed focused. That’s the key. I have a great team that works endless hours in keeping my equipment race-ready and competitive. I appreciate all that they do,” Tony Stewart said. “All we can do now is look ahead and get ready for the next chapter of our schedule.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming sprint car plans have yet to be determined. Fans should stay alert online, as well as on social media, for continuing updates.


 

Rico Abreu claims 2019 Peter Murphy Classic; Ohio Sprint Speedweek ahead

Date: Friday, June 7th Event: Chris and Brian Faria Memorial Series: Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars Track: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (4th)

Date: Saturday, June 8th Event: Peter Murphy Classic Series: Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars & King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars Track: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Kings of Thunder: 2nd (1st) King of the West-NARC: 1st (6th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (June 10, 2019) - It was a weekend to remember for Rico Abreu, as the St. Helena, California-native secured three consecutive podium finishes in two days, highlighting his three-race, two-day stint at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with a Peter Murphy Classic victory on Saturday, June 8.

The King of the West-NARC Series triumph, awarding an $11,000 top prize, was the result of a combination of speed and being in the right place at the right time. Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, was actually racing in the runner-up spot during the Peter Murphy Classic finale when caution flags waved on the final circuit. Fortunately enough, the caution involved the race leader, ultimately surrendering the top spot to sixth-starting Abreu.

A green-white-checkered finish was all that Abreu needed to endure to clinch the five-figure payday.

In addition to his victory during King of the West-NARC competition, Abreu earned a pair of podium finishes during Kings of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars action at Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday and Saturday, June 7 & 8. Abreu finished third during the Faria Memorial on Friday night, followed by a runner-up finish during the Kings of Thunder portion of the Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday.

“What a weekend,” Rico Abreu explained regarding his two-day visit to Thunderbowl Raceway. “I really can’t say enough about this team. They are an amazing group to work with and they never give up. We were in a position to win all three nights and that’s really exciting. We have a lot on our plate over the next few weeks. I know the guys are ready and so am I.”

Up next on the schedule, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will tackle Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the All Star Circuit of Champions; nine races in nine days across much of the Buckeye State, visiting eight tracks in the process: Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Mansfield Motor Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, and Wayne County Speedway, respectively. The nine-day campaign will activate on Friday, June 14, at Attica Raceway Park.

Helping Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing chase the All Star Circuit of Champions up and down the Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign trail is Derek Snyder, founder of Self Made Racing, as well as the Executive Manager and Partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC and Pace Performance.

Creating an added level of support that will ultimately push Abreu to the peak of his potential, the St. Helena, California-native will fly the Self Made colors for the duration of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, working for not only his first All Star victory of the season, but the ultimate goal of attaining an Ohio Sprint Speedweek title.

“We are very excited to have Derek Snyder of Self Made Racing join our team for Ohio Sprint Speedweek,” Rico Abreu said. “Derek is a proud supporter of sprint car racing, as well as a devoted fan. His love for the sport is unmatched in a lot of ways and we are more than proud to represent his mission.”

“Rico Abreu is a class act and a fierce competitor,” Derek Snyder said, who also helps promote the Salute to the Troops progr