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MURCOTT, MORO LOCK-UP TITLES J&J Auto Racing Teams Capture Knoxville Raceway & Victorian Sprintcar Titles

McKENZIE, Tenn. (November 22, 2017) – Following a telling trend, J&J Auto Racing teams added to the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s already impressive stats for the 2017 season over the weekend as David Murcott and Matt Moro were celebrated as the Victorian Sprintcar Title and Knoxville Raceway champions, respectively.

Moro was honored in front of a crowd of more than 600 during the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway championship celebration banquet on Saturday, Nov. 18, for winning his second career 360ci Winged Sprint Car division title at the facility. His first track championship in the same division came in 2008. Moro and the No. 2M team will return to Knoxville Raceway action in 2018.

Murcott survived and conquered a crash-filled Victorian Sprint Car Title event at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia on the same night. The No. V88 team celebrated the hard-fought victory as Sprint Car racing action heats up overseas.

For a complete summary of current J&J Auto Racing team victories please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

11/18/17 Dave Murcott Premier Speedway/AUS Victorian Sprintcar Title

11/18/17 Matt Moro Knoxville Raceway/IA 360ci Championship

To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

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

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

-J&J-

About J&J Auto Racing For more than 40 years, J&J Auto Racing has been a leader in racecar chassis manufacturing. With intricate attention to detail and a willingness to provide chassis to the consumer’s specifications, J&J has taken its place as a leader in Sprint car racing innovation and safety. Founded and headed by Jack and Bonnie Elam, J&J Auto Racing is based in McKenzie, Tenn. For more information regarding J&J Auto Racing, please visit www.jandjautoracing.com or follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JJAutoRacing/.

 

 

POWRI CHAMPIONSHIP BANQUET SET FOR JANUARY 27, 2018

Belleville, IL (November 21, 2017) - The 2017 POWRi Championship Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the River City Casino & Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The evening will kick off at 6:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.

2017 was a breakthrough season for Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi), and to honor an outstanding year the League has announced that for the first time a collective banquet will feature six POWRi divisions to receive year-end awards, contingencies, and point funds.

Champions, along with the top ten in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets (Drivers & Owners), POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros, and POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints will be honored plus Rookies of the Year.

Notable honorees include POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Champion Grady Chandler plus the POWRi Lucas Oil D-II Midget Champion Tyler Vantoll and second place driver Jack Routson. The top five for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints will also be honored.

To receive an award, participants must be present. Tickets are now available for purchase at www.POWRi.com for $35 each. Click the RED "Buy Banquet Tickets" button in the upper-righthand corner. Tickets include a plated dinner. Tickets must be purchased by January 19, 2017. If you prefer to purchase by phone, please contact Brooke Rowden at (317) 345-5952.

Hotel Group Rate details are listed below. Guests who book rooms at the Holiday Inn, please note that a complimentary shuttle service will run from 4:00 PM - 12:30 AM between Holiday Inn and the River City Casino on Friday and Saturday night.

2017 POWRi Champions POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets - Logan Seavey (Sutter, California) POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Sprints - Joe B. Miller (Millersville, Missouri) POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets - Grady Chandler (Edmond, Oklahoma) POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints - Korey Weyant (Springfield, Illinois) POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints - Korey Weyant (Springfield, Illinois) POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midgets - Tyler Vantoll (Belleville, Illinois) POWRi Lucas Oil Allstar Midgets - Dustin Gilbert (Tonganoxie, Kansas) POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico 305 Wing Sprints - Wes Wofford (Alamogordo, New Mexico) POWRi Lonestar 600's Non-Winged - Mike Walling (Humble Texas) POWRi Lonestar 600's Restrictor - Maverick Elkins (Alvin, Texas) POWRi Mile High Micros - Christian Galicia (Falcon, Colorado)

2017 POWRi Rookies of the Year POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets Rookie of the Year - Logan Seavey (Sutter, California) POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Sprints Rookie of the Year - Craig Ronk (Warsaw, Indiana) POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints Rookie of the Year - Quinton Benson (Emma, Missouri)

River City Casino Info: Address - 777 River City Casino Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63125 Phone Number - (314) 388-7777 Website - www.rivercity.com Hotel Room Group Discount Rate - $159 plus tax MUST BOOK ROOMS BY FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2018 Guests may call (888) 578-7289 for reservations by 1/12/18. Please identify yourself as a member of the Group, POWR18A in order to receive the Group Rate. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed by credit card. Individual reservations that are not canceled twenty-four hours prior to arrival will be charged for the first night's room and tax.

Guests may also make reservations ONLINE by entering the Special Offer Code POWR18A where prompted on the Hotel Reservations Page or by following this link: https://www.rivercity.com/hotel/rooms

Holiday Inn South County Center Hotel Info: Address - 6921 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63125 Phone Number - (314) 892-3600 Website - www.holidayinn.com/stl-sothcnty Hotel Room Group Discount Rate - $99 plus tax MUST BOOK ROOMS BY MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 2018 Guests may call (314) 892-3600 for reservations by 1/5/18. Request "in-house" reservation and identify yourself as part of the POWRi group. Reservations must be received by 01/05/2018; thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space and rate available basis only.

Guests may also make reservations ONLINE by clicking HERE.

This link will direct you to the Holiday Inn website. Enter your arrival and departure dates at which time the Group Code POW will populate, then choose "Check Availability". The $99.00 rate will pop up and give guests an opportunity to choose a king or double queen room and make reservations.

If you have any questions, please call Brooke Rowden at (317) 345-5952.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Back to the Bridge

The JSR King of the River starts to take shape with Round 3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway with another solid field of 25 cars. 17 travelling All Star regulars are set to challenge the locals and see who can take out the honours.

USA’s Cory Eliason is making a surprise early appearance to the Series driving for Adam Currie Team 59 Motorsport. Eliason’s last visit saw him pick up a neat $10,000 at the All Star Challenge last January at Simpson Speedway. Landing in Australia only on Wednesday the team will set about fine tuning the car and mounting a Maxwill 360 power plant for the weekend.

Many of the All Stars will have to cross the border for the 8 hour drive from Victoria whilst others are lucky enough to have a short trip to the Bridge after putting in the miles over the past few weeks. Current Series Champ Chris Solomon also currently leads the points going into this weekend closely followed by his older brother Paul Solomon in the Hutchins Motorsport ART. Paul was the one to beat at Heartland Raceway last weekend and will want to back it up. Mark Caruso has run each round of the series this season and the number of laps he has done around the Bridge he would have to feel comfortable with a home track advantage. Farmer Phil Lock in the V4 Cool won the same round last year and would dearly love to repeat it. Renmark’s Dan Evans has been fast and always one to watch. The number 16’s have been battling it out between each other and putting on some exciting racing against each other with V16 James Wren and SA16 Jack Gartner both ready to repeat it again. Cody Atkins, Jarman Dalitz, Michael Tancredi, Brenten Farrer , Father and Son duo Corey and Colin Lincoln all series regulars all keen to lock in good results. South Aussie hard chargers Michael Lovegrove, Brendan Guerin and Jamie Hendry all have experience and perform well on their home track.

“3 States in 4 weekends shows that we have been clocking up the k’s and we are all excited about running back at Murray Bridge. The Bridge has always been a big supporter of 360’s and our Series and it’s a pleasure to go back there” Searle tell us.

Leading the JSR King of the River Mini Series is Chris Solomon, Dan Evans 2nd, Mark Caruso 3rd, James Wren 4th and Phil Lock in 5th.

 

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2018 EVENT CALENDAR

65th Season Pushes Off with Sprint Cars; Concludes with New “Last Call For Them All” Celebration

ROSSBURG, Ohio (November 22, 2017) – Eldora Speedway today announced its confirmed race dates for the 2018 calendar year. The high-banked clay oval will continue to offer a special event schedule hosting national racing series and the region’s local racers.

This will be the 65th consecutive year of operation for the storied half-mile oval located in northern Darke County (Ohio) founded by the late Earl Baltes and his wife Berneice. The speedway has been owned by motorsports entrepreneur and former NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC driving champion Tony Stewart since November 2004.

As previously announced in late May, the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend will be contested Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 7-8-9, while the 35th annual $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be held on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July 12-13-14. The sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, the only national NASCAR series race on dirt, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18. Tuesday Night’s practice night for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will have more of a local flair in 2018 with a full racing program for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stock division. The Modifieds and Stock Cars will also run Invitational Features during Wednesday’s program. And, keeping with tradition, another $1,000 has been added to the winner’s purse of the 48th annual World 100 Weekend on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, September 6-7-8. Dirt Late Model racing’s most prestigious event will award the champion a handsome $51,000 and the coveted globe trophy.

With the renewal period concluded and exclusive ‘Add & Exchange Days’ soon to begin for renewal customers, the public on-sale date for tickets and campsites to Eldora’s four largest ‘spectacle’ events, is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets and campsites will be available by phone at (937) 338-3815 and www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

The season opener will feature sprint cars as the scheduled headliner for the first-time in several years as the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders 360 cubic inch (c.i.) winged sprint cars make their first of three trips to Eldora on Saturday, April 21. They will be joined by the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stock cars.

The ‘Late Model LidLifter’ will represent Eldora’s full-bodied season opener the following Saturday, April 28, when the Sunoco American Late Model Series competes for $5,000-to-win. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will also race for their richest originally-scheduled early season race with a $3,000-to-win show.

Exceptionally popular since its introduction, the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend featuring both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and USAC National Championship Sprint Cars returns on Mother’s Day Weekend. The ‘Mother of All Sprint Car Races’ is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12.

Eldora has become well-known for spectacular fireworks shows and 2018 will be no different. The first of two dedicated programs will be Saturday, May 19 when Aaron’s presents $8 Family FIREWORKS Night. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Stock Cars will be on the card as is tradition and the high-speed NRA 360 c.i. Sprint Invaders have been added to give area children and families their first sprint car experience. Casey’s General Stores will present the second $8 Family FIREWORKS Night on Saturday, August 4, which played to a near capacity crowd in 2017.

The traditional Holiday weekend Sunday shows featuring the Sunoco American Late Model Series, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks always provide valuable track time for Late Model competitors preparing for the Dirt Late Model Dream and World 100. Memorial Day weekend’s Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite will be Sunday, May 27 while the Baltes Classic by Coors Lite on Labor Day weekend is penciled in for Sunday, September 2.

After nearly a month primarily focused on fenders, the wings return when Casey’s General Stores presents the second round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Saturday, June 16. The event is part of the kickoff weekend to the ultra-popular Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars barnstorming tour across the buckeye state.

The 37th running of the 4-Crown Nationals by NKT.tv will once again be a homecoming of all divisions open-wheel – for both the sport’s biggest stars and its youngest participants. Friday, September 21’s ‘BeFour The Crowns Showdown’ will once again showcase the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with the addition of the USAC Silver Crown division qualifying. Saturday, September 22 will once again add four names to the Johnny Vance Trophy under the headings of USAC National Midget Tour, USAC National Sprint Car Championship, USAC Silver Crown Championship and the Arctic Cat All Star Series of Champions sprint cars. Hundreds of young racers from the USAC .25 Midget program will also be in action all weekend long at ‘little e’ – Eldora’s kart and .25 midget track.

The 65th season will conclude with the new “Last Call For Them All” on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 which celebrates many of Eldora’s most popular divisions sees the return of late season Sunday racing for the first-time in several years. The Saturday show will consist of the Sunoco American Late Model Series, NRA 360 Sprint Invaders and traditional non-wing sprint cars while Sunday’s card will see the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds center stage.

New in 2018 will be ‘flex-scheduling’ for the events scheduled in April, the Saturday of the 4-Crown Nationals and the #LastCallForThemAll. In the interest of track conditions and fan comfort, Eldora officials will post the final gate, event and starting schedules via social media and on the speedway’s website the week of the event after consultation with our official meteorological service.

The full 2018 Schedule of Events, including ticket pricing, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com/events. Tickets and campsite renewals for those events just announced will be issued after the new year and the deadline will be Wednesday, February 7 at 11:59 p.m. Tickets to these events will go on sale Monday, February 12 at 10 a.m.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader and dance promoter Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC driving champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora will celebrate its 65th consecutive season of racing in 2018 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend on June 7th-8th-9th; the 35th annual $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend on July 12th-13th-14th; the sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, the only NASCAR race on dirt, Wednesday, July 18th; the 48th annual World 100 Weekend on September 6th-7th-8th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 21st and 22nd. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2018 season, including ticket and campsite information will be posted at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get off-season access from Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and adding to nearly 6-million views of exclusive video on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

Reutzel Finishes Strong with Three More Podiums

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 22, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team put the finishing touches on yet another banner season by posting a set of podium finishes in the recent Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on November 9-11.

After finishes of second and third in the Thursday and Friday preliminary features, Reutzel narrowly missed out on winning the season finale near Yuma for the second year in a row when a nozzle line limited him to a runner-up finish to close out the 2017 campaign.

The robust finish to the season secured a second-place finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points with Reutzel missing a second series title by just one position.

The three night Cocopah tilt started with strong heat and qualifying race runs to grid Reutzel fourth aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry for the Thursday night feature event.

“We had a really good run at the start and I thought that I could slide for second,” Reutzel recalls. “I got over the curb and packed the right rear with mud.”

That packed right rear proved problematic.

“The first half of the race it was shaking really bad,” Reutzel says. “I was debating whether or not to pull off, I was just hanging on.”

Reutzel’s saving grace proved to be an open red flag period midway through the race that allowed the crew to remove the mud from the right rear wheel.

After slipping back to sixth with twelve laps remaining, Reutzel took off on the restart.

“We drove to third with no problem and then had to settle for second,” Reutzel says. “We were just a lap or two away from taking the lead, we were so much faster.”

Reutzel opened Friday’s card with a heat race win and then a fourth place qualifying race finish aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine to grid the feature in sixth.

“We weren’t as good,” Reutzel relates. “It took a while to get going, we just didn’t run as well.”

Even though not running as well, Reutzel still worked his way forward to notch a third-place finish for the night and lock into the Saturday finale.

“We were able to get up to third,” Reutzel says. “Once it widened out, we got going better.”

Reutzel’s strong preliminary efforts put him in the second starting position for the Saturday night, November 11, feature event aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance entry.

“I didn’t get the jump I wanted,” Reutzel relates. “I just had to try to keep up with Seth (Bergman).”

Reutzel kept Bergman in sight and closed the gap as the race progressed.

“Seth got through traffic really well, so I really had to step it up,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel did just that, stepping it up and ultimately battling past Bergman for the point with a potential eighth win of the season within reach.

Lady luck intervened in the final handful of laps though, relegating Reutzel to a runner-up finish.

“With four laps to go, a nozzle line fell off,” Reutzel describes of the final laps of the season. “The motor wouldn’t run. Seth got back by and we were lucky to hold on for second.”

With the 2017 campaign in the books, Reutzel and crew are already busily preparing for the 2018 season with plans to be announced soon.

2017 Quick Stats: 79 races, 7 wins, 32 top-fives, 46 top-tens.

Up Next: To be determined.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Ian Madsen Wraps Up 2017; Looks Ahead To Action Packed 2018 on The Road

PETERSEN MEDIA- With racing completed for the 2017 season, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team were able to celebrate their successful season Saturday night during the Knoxville Raceway banquet, as the team will now set out for a massive effort on the road in 2018 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“Looking back at our season starting in Florida in February and concluding in Charlotte in November, I really feel like we were on our game all season long,” Ian Madsen said. “That comes down to having a great team in place, and a great group of partners, and for that I am extremely thankful.”

Running a grueling schedule in 2017 that saw the team crisscross the United States at times, Madsen and KCP Racing were fast at every track they checked into. Starting the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Florida, and making the long journey out West, Madsen and company showed they could run up front with the Greatest Show on dirt as the team sat third in the point standings when they broke away to begin the Knoxville Raceway scheduled in April.

Moving to Knoxville, Madsen and company proved to be the team to beat night in and night out as Madsen showed early he would be a threat for the track championship, as him and Brian Brown seemed to exchange wins weekly.

In the end, Madsen and KCP Racing would race 90 times in 2017, record 11 feature event wins, pocket their second Knoxville Raceway Championship in four years, pick up 36 Top-5 Finishes, and 58 Top-10 Finishes.

Saturday night, Madsen and his team assembled at the Knoxville Raceway Championship Banquet, and Madsen and team had the opportunity to share a relaxing night with many partners, just one week after their team banquet where they announced their plans of going on the road with the World of Outlaws in 2018.

“The last two weeks have been great,” Madsen said. “We have been able to really hang out with our partners and thank them for everything they have done for us over the years, and it has been nice to relax and have some fun away from the track after a busy season. I cant thank the Nehring family enough for getting on board with Matt Barbara and I a few years ago, and continuing to stick with KCP Racing and growing it to what it is today. This is truly one of the most fun teams to race for in the pits, and I am very thankful to be a part of it, and am very excited for 2018.”

Hear Ian’s Speech from Saturday’s banquet- https://www.facebook.com/knoxvilleraceway/videos/10159398509060417/

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-90, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 36, Top 10’s-58

ON TAP: The 2017 season has come to a close.

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.

 

 

Carrick Charges From 20th to 10th in Bakersfield, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Bakersfield, CA, Tanner Carrick would rebound from a slow start early in the night and charge from his 20th starting position to pocket a 10th place finish at the November Classic hosted by Bakersfield Speedway.

“We didn’t get timed in very well, but we bounced back and turned it into a pretty good night,” Tanner Carrick said. “I owe it all to the Keith Kunz Motorsports guys for all of their hard work.”

Timing the Spike/TRD/Curb Records backed No. 71K machine in 22nd quick in qualifying time trials, the Lincoln, CA native would record a fourth place finish in his heat race. On a cool November night, a fast racing surface would be presented to the driver’s, and Carrick’s heat race would actually set a New Track Record.

By way of his fourth place finish, Carrick would advance directly to the 30-lap feature event where he would find himself in the 20th starting spot amongst some of California’s best mixed with the star studded USAC National Midget drivers.

The first few laps of the race were a bit rough for some fellow competitors, and being deep in the field, Carrick did a very nice job of staying out of the fray, and keeping his night alive.

When the race got into a groove, Carrick did a nice job during his first visit to Bakersfield Speedway, as he was able to move around on the bullring, and pick up positions in his KKM mount.

As the track continued to change during the 30-lap affair, Carrick was able to adapt as he continued to work his way towards the Top-10. A couple more stoppages towards the end of the race gave Carrick a couple of restart opportunities to gain more ground, and he took full advantage as he was able to work his way into 10th when the checkered flag flew on the feature event.

“To move forward like we did was pretty cool,” Carrick added. “Looking forward to doing it again during my first Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank TRD, Curb Records, IPC, Walker Performance Filtration, Cemex, CVC, and Shell Shock for their support.

ON TAP: Carrick is now set for the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway this Wednesday and Thursday night. Carrick will compete in the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T non-wing sprint car as well as the Keith Kunz Motorpsorts No. 71k midget.

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

 

 

Justin Sanders Set For Copper Classic in Arizona This Weekend with Ream Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making some noise with the ASCS National Tour in Yuma, AZ a couple of weeks ago, Justin Sanders will make a return trip to Arizona as he will team with Bob Ream and Ream Racing for the Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

“I am really excited about the opportunity to get back to Arizona and run with Bob Ream, and his team,” Justin Sanders said. “My hope is to run the ASCS National Tour in a couple of seasons, so the more I can get to new tracks and run the ASCS format the better off I will be, and I am definitely excited to sneak another weekend of racing in.”

In his most recent action, Sanders piloted the F&W Racing entry at Cocopah Speedway during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s final event of the year. The opening night saw Sanders finish fourth in his heat race, win his qualifier before a 17th place finish in the feature event.

Friday night, the Watsonville, CA pilot would finish fifth in his heat race, finish second in his qualifier before finishing 15th in the feature event. The finale saw Sanders get off to a nice start as he won his qualifier and battled for a Top-10 in the feature event before settling 11th at the stripe.

While running well all weekend long, Sanders stood out to car owner Bob Ream who also fielded a car for the event, and shortly after returning to California, the wheels went in motion to put this weekend deal together.

“I was fortunate to meet Bob (Ream) on Wednesday night at Practice night, and he was a great guy,” Sanders said.

Making the return trip to Arizona, Sanders will have Ream, an Arizona stand out, in his corner, as well as Ream Racing’s Crew Chief Bryan Swinehart taking charge of Speed Sports Direct/RSS Performance backed Don Ott Powered GF1 No. 8 entry.

“I also have some great partners of my own that are helping me make this weekend possible, and I really want to thank North County Plastering, Sand Blast Services, Chandler Construction, and Andy’s Construction for their support,” Sanders added.

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Lufos’s Custom Design, STS Trucking, Don Chapin Construction Lancaster Locksmith, Sand Blast Services, G&N Construction, Danny Olmstead, Circle Racing Wheels, B.G. Tees and Labels, Roger’s Diner, Carmona’s BBQ, East Lake Village, RV Computer Technology, Pasilla’s Tire Service, Felton Pit Stop, Ernie’s Service Center, Jontee’s Trucing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Racing Oil, Bay City Automotive, Dan’s Upholstery and JonSan Racing, LLC for their continued support in 2017.

ON TAP: Justin Sanders will be at Arizona Speedway Friday and Saturday aboard the Ream Racing/#TeamOcho No. 8 for the Copper Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

NCRA Announces Dates for $10,000 to Win Sprint Car Season Opener!

Park City, Kansas – November 21, 2017 – Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products have officially announced the dates for the eighth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” for the series 360-ci sprint car division.

Dates are Friday and Saturday night, March 30-31, 2018 and will once again be held at 81 Speedway in Park City. This years’ event will pay $10,000 to win on championship Saturday night.

After three unsuccessful attempts, last years running was washed out by Mother Nature.

Past winners of the “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” are: Danny Lasoski (2011, 2015); Jason Johnson (2012, 2013); Kevin Swindell (2014) and Dereck Hagar (2016).

This annual event will open the 29th consecutive season for the series sprint car division and more information will be released in the coming months.

To keep up-to-date on all things NCRA, check out their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Any questions regarding this event or information concerning the series modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions can be answered by calling (316) 755-1781.

 

 

BRODY ROA CLOSES OUT 2017 SEASON AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!

(Buena Park, CA, November 15, 2017) Two weeks removed from the biggest win of his career at night number two of the Oval Nationals, Brody Roa will close out his 2017 racing season this Wednesday and Thursday, November 22nd and 23rd, at the 77th annual running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway. Roa will be racing in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series portion of the program.

Thanks to HD Industries, Roa will return to the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series for the show. It was only last year that the Garden Grove, California driver was champion of that series. In addition, a return to Ventura brings back many fond memories of the early portion of his career. In 2010, when he won the USAC California Ford Focus Midget Championship, most of the races were held at the track, which is adjacent to the beach on the Ventura County Fairgrounds. One year later, in his initial season racing sprint cars, he was named, “Rookie of the Year” in the resident track VRA Sprint Car Series. In addition to those two titles, he has won numerous races at the track that Jim Naylor has promoted since the 1970’s.

In May of this year, Roa placed third overall when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series made its only Ventura appearance of the season.

The titles and wins at Ventura look good on Roa’s racing history sheet. However, he is looking for some redemption at this year’s running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix.” In the two nights of the race last year he did not have his share of good luck and finished 18th and 16th respectively. Look for an upgrade to those numbers this week.

After the Oval Nationals, Roa took last week off from racing, but he was still busy as he and wife Tailor were moving into new digs in Garden Grove.

Fans will have one last chance to get one of the team’s good-looking shirts in person in the pits both nights at Ventura. They make great Christmas gifts and the Cost is $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts will still be available by mail for $20.00 each plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

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Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal and credit card orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

For fans wishing to attend the historic 77th Running of the ”Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway, the track is located at 10 West Harbor Boulevard in Ventura, CA (92571). The track website is available at the following link http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

For those who wish to relive Roa’s 2017 USAC appearances, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: 714-932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/ Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main

6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main

7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-14 Wheel2Wheel Raceway So Cal Oval Karters 2nd A Main

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

10-28 Ventura Raceway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

11-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

 

 

Starks Wins Three Races and Makes Knoxville Nationals A Main for First Time During Outstanding Season

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Trey Starks recorded a trio of feature victories this season, but it was a race he didn't win that stands out as a highlight.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver made his first career Knoxville Nationals A Main in August and he even advanced a half-dozen positions during the marquee event to finish 18th.

"Just to make the main event at the Knoxville Nationals is an accomplishment and to move forward a few positions was icing on the cake," he said. "It meant a lot for our team to do well at an event that has the best of the best racing. A performance like that will give us even more confidence when we go back."

The solid performance on the sport's biggest stage was one of many highlights this season for Starks, who earned multiple monumental wins. He produced his first career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions triumph, won his first race in Central Pennsylvania and claimed his first-ever PA Speedweek victory.

The first win of the season came on April 30 at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., where Starks put together a dominating performance en route to his first career trip to Victory Lane during an All Stars show.

"Winning an All Star race was a special moment and to do so the way we did was awesome," he said. "I had such a great car I didn't want to mess anything up. It was one of those races where everything clicked and worked in our favor."

A little more than two months later Starks captured his first-ever PA Speedweek win and his first victory in Central Pennsylvania while competing at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.

"It was a dream come true to win at Williams Grove and during a PA Speedweek event," he said. "It's the toughest region in the country and we have built a lot of knowledge and confidence the last couple of years racing with the Pennsylvania Posse. For it to come together at that big of a race was a huge moment for our team."

The final triumph of the season came earlier this month at a USCS Series event hosted by Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

In addition to the wins, Starks scored a podium finish at five other tracks and he produced numerous other stout performances this season, including career-best finishes at several tracks as well as setting quick time during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series qualifying at the World Finals.

"I can't thank Scott Gobrecht, Jeff McCall and everyone at Gobrecht Motorsports enough for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to drive for such a great team," he said. "Also, I want to thank all of our marketing partners for their support. We have a lot we can build on next year and I can't wait to get started."

SEASON STATS -

70 races, 3 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 53 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Textron Off Road

Textron Off Road makes ATV's and side-by-sides that are Driven by the Bold. For work, hunt or recreation, you can rely on Textron Off Road to take you there. For more information, visit http://www.TextronOffRoad.com.

"Textron Off Road has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team as well as racing in general."

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

 

 

White Proud of Progress Made During First Full Season on the Road

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Harli White accomplished a big feat this season when she tackled the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour full time for the first time in her career.

"Overall I had a wonderful time and I'm blessed to run the full Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour," she said. "The last few years I hadn't committed to points racing so it was nice to commit to something and to know we have to be there every weekend. Getting back into that groove of running for points was a little tough at first. We didn't have a good start to the season so we were behind all year. We just tried to focus on making our program a little better each week."

White, who became only the third female to complete a full season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, earned seven top 10s with the series. Her best finish was a sixth-place result in South Dakota, which was one of eight states she competed in for the first time. She also raced at 19 tracks for the first time in her career.

"I definitely grew as far as a driver and how I work with the crew chief," she said. "We've gained confidence in each other. Plus, we were way better at putting the team together than we've been in past years. We really didn't have the parts failures. That's a big thing when you're running for points. Knowing that moving forward is a confidence boost. We're going to work hard this offseason to better our program."

White produced five top fives this season, including a season-best runner-up result in Texas and in Tennessee.

"We weren't the best at every track, but we had our moments of being pretty fast," she said. "To know that we can race up front is a confidence booster.

"My job is to drive a race car for a living. I need to learn and grow as a driver being more aggressive and more consistent. It's one of those things where I can't let a weekend get me down. I need to forget about the bad, but learn what I can from my mistakes."

Another bright moment in 2017, which began with her first-ever trip to race in Australia, was making the Knoxville Nationals A Main on her preliminary night during her first appearance at the sport's biggest event.

"Making the A Main on our prelim night was huge," she said. "That's hard to do, especially when we only go to Knoxville once a year. To just get in a feature at those shows is hard to do. It's tough competition. That gave us a lot of confidence that we can race on big race tracks and at big shows."

White said she is planning on returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour next year with more experience and confidence.

"I want to sincerely thank all of our sponsors for helping us as well as my family, crew and the fans for their support," she said. "This was our first year on the road and we learned a ton. I can't wait to apply that next year and continue to progress in my career."

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 14 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

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

 

 

Hagar Records Nine Feature Victories During Stout Season

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Derek Hagar visited Victory Lane nine times during a season that was hampered by wet weather.

"It was a good year overall," he said. "We had way too many rainouts, but there's nothing we can do about that. We tried to make the most of the opportunities we got to race and I think we did that for the most part."

Hagar scored six USCS Series triumphs and he won an ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Mid-South Region co-sanctioned event and one with the ASCS Warrior Region. He was victorious in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Georgia.

"We take a lot of pride in being able to win at a lot of different tracks," he said. "All nine of our wins this season were at different tracks and I think it's a boost to know that you can contend for wins anywhere you go."

His final victory of the season came during his final night of sprint car competition on Oct. 21 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where he claimed the opening race of the Fall Nationals before charging from 22nd to fourth in the second A Main.

"It's always great to be able to close out the season with momentum," he said. "We've won during the final night of the season three of the last four years and it certainly is a boost going into the offseason."

Hagar had other special moments this season outside of the wins and championship. He earned a career-best seventh-place finish during the Short Track Nationals, he was the Race of Champions winner during the Ralph Henson Memorial and he recorded a runner-up result during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour show.

"It was a great year for our team and we owe a lot of gratitude to the sponsors and fans who support us," he said. "Thank you to everyone who has backed our team and to my family and crew for always being there. We'll take a little breather this offseason and prepare hard for 2018 because it'll be here before we know it."

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 9 wins, 28 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

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

 

 

Skinner Produces Pair of USCS Speedweek Wins to Highlight 2017

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Marshall Skinner scored a pair of USCS Speedweek victories to highlight his 2017 campaign.

"I felt like I had a pretty decent year," he said. "We had a couple of wins and a lot of top fives. We were a contender wherever we showed up."

Skinner was victorious on May 26 at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., during the opening round of the USCS Speedweek.

"Me and Derek (Hagar) were battling for the lead in traffic," he said. "We were side by side and lapped cars crashed in front of us at Hattiesburg. I made it through there and Derek didn't so we had luck on our side."

Six days later Skinner stood in Victory Lane at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.

"At Talladega I passed Derek on the first lap and followed Tim (Crawley) for a while," he said. "I think his left rear tire was going down and on a restart he bobbled. I drove under him and never saw anyone again. That was pretty cool because my truck broke down in Alabama about two hours from the track. My uncle drove to me and brought me his toterhome. We got to the track late and missed hot laps. That was pretty cool to overcome that and win."

Skinner finished the season with 16 top fives and 23 top 10s with a few more near misses of earning wins.

"There were a lot of races I should have won, but the cards didn't play in my favor," he said. "However, any time I can roll the race car in the box and do decent at the pay window it's a successful night."

Additionally, Skinner placed in the top five in the championship standings for the USCS Mid-South Region and at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and in the top 10 in the ASCS Mid-South Region and at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., despite missing races with both series and at both tracks.

"I want to thank my wife, Kristy, and all of our sponsors for their continued support," he said. "We appreciate everyone who helps out our team. We really enjoy racing and are looking forward to what 2018 entails."

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 2 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stinson's Industrial

Stinson's Industrial is based in Memphis, Tennessee and provides a wide array of mechanical, electrical, production, and installation services for various individuals and companies. For more information, visit http://www.StinsonsIndustrial.net .

"Johnny Stinson has been a friend for a long time," Skinner said. "I actually drove for him in 2009 and in 2012 and he's a big help for our team."

Skinner would also like to thank Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, J&J Auto Racing, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing, DHR Suspension, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints and Huntington's Disease Awareness for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Wrapping Up Season This Weekend at Copper Classic

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi is slated to conclude his highly successful sophomore season racing a sprint car this weekend at the Copper Classic.

Scelzi will drive for BDS Motorsports on Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., where he will make his debut during the ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader.

"I'm looking forward to going to a new place," he said. "I've watched some video and it looks like a racy race track. I watched the Western World race earlier this month and it looked awesome. Hopefully it slicks off and is pretty racy this weekend."

Scelzi has recorded one win, four podiums, five top fives and six top 10s in 10 races with BDS Motorsports this season.

"I felt like we've been in contention at every race we've been at," he said. "We've had speed everywhere. If you get yourself comfortable in a seat you're comfortable everywhere. All race tracks are round. They're all different, but they're the same in some aspects. I think we'll be pretty competitive."

Scelzi enters this weekend riding a five-race top-10 streak. He's produced 11 top 10s in 16 races since his last win.

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 5 wins, 19 top fives, 28 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 also like to thank Roth Motorsports, 3H Cattle, KPC Chassis, Weld Wheels, KW Suspension, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sparco, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

KRUSEMAN MOTORSPORTS ENTERS DARLAND, CLING AND WILLIAMS IN TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!

(Ventura, CA, November 20, 2017) Ventura, California’s Kruseman Motorsports has entered a trio of drivers for the sprint car portion of this Wednesday and Thursday’s historic 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway. Dave Darland, the USAC all-time leader in sprint car wins, off-road racing star Sterling Cling and recording artist Tyler Williams will comprise the three-car effort that is being sponsored by Lucas Oil, Sander Engineering, K&N, ARP Fasteners, KWIK Change and K1 Race Gear.

The two-night show will feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars along with the USAC National and Western Midgets on the beautiful 1/5 of a mile track located adjacent to the beach on the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Darland, who resides in Lincoln, Indiana, is no stranger to the “Turkey Night Grand Prix.” The popular driver, who is known as “The People’s Champ” to his legion of fans around the nation, has contested the race more than 20-times. He has won the midget portion of the show two-times and is one of only three drivers in the first 76-years of the race who has won it on both pavement and dirt. Darland’s first triumph in the “TNGP” came on the pavement at the Irwindale Speedway in 2007. He backed up that win when he won on the famous Perris Auto Speedway half-mile clay oval driving for Keith Ford Motorsports in 2013. This season Darland ended up 10th in USAC National Sprint Car points, 11th in the Silver Crown standings and is 15th in the USAC National Midget championship standings. In addition to driving for Kruseman this week, Darland will be seeking his third win in the midget portion of the program driving for the Ventura local Ford Motorsports team.

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Dave Darland after winning the 2013 Turkey Night Grand Prix with J.C. Agajanian Jr. (left) and Perris

Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian. Darland will be driving for Kruseman Motorsports in the Sprint

Car portion of this week’s “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway.

Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Unlike Darland, this week’s two night show will be the first ever “Turkey Night Grand Prix” for Tempe, Arizona’s Cling and one of the few times he has competed in a sprint car at the Ventura Raceway. Like Darland, the Tempe, Arizona racer owns a resume that is highlighted by gaudy statistics in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. In 2016, Cling ended up seventh in the Pro Buggy point standings. The accomplished off-road star upped the ante in 2017 by placing third in the class. In 13 rounds of the LOORS Series in 2017, Cling had two wins and only finished out of the top five two times. In addition to the wins, he finished second four times, ended up third twice, fourth one time and he placed fifth on two occasions. As well as leaning on Kruseman for advice at this week’s races, Cling can also call on his brother, who is an up can coming sprint car racer in Arizona.

Rounding out the Kruseman Motorsports trio of drivers will be Stone Mountain, Georgia native Tyler Williams. A recording artist and actor by trade, Williams is no stranger to the fairgrounds that first saw auto racing in 1924. He has been a regular at the Cory Kruseman Sprint Car Driving School and has turned in many laps under the watchful eye of multi-time racing champion Kruseman. Five weeks ago, Williams took one of Kruseman’s cars to an eighth place finish in the VRA Sprint Car main event at Ventura. A few days before the Ventura race, Williams released his new single, “Good for Me.” You can listen to the new tune at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZ12sQyJRY

Fans wishing to take in the 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” can find the Ventura Raceway on the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The address for the track is 10 West Harbor Boulevard, Ventura (93001). Spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. with racing at 5:30 each night. The track phone number, which is also the number to purchase advance tickets, is: (805) 648-RACE and the track website is available at the following link: http://venturaraceway.com/.

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 216-7768 or E-mail: sdaloisiosports@aol.com

 

 

Exclusive Opportunities Available To Students at PRI Show -- Student Breakfast expands to include Career Day program --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2017) — Students, faculty, and school administrators from across the country will get a unique opportunity to meet and connect with racing industry professionals during the 30th Anniversary Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 7-9, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Following a successful first Student Breakfast at last year’s PRI Show, the special event will return in 2017 and expand to include Career Day, where motorsports companies will connect with students to share what they do and give students insight on the vast variety of career paths in the automotive industry.

"The PRI Show is the perfect venue to highlight the diversity of career pathways in the racing and performance industry," said SEMA Senior Education Director Zane Clark. "Students and educators will be provided an exclusive opportunity to interact with leading companies and experience the excitement of the PRI Show."

The Student Breakfast & Career Day (https://pri2017.mapyourshow.com/7_0/sessions/session-details.cfm?ScheduleID=35 ), held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, December 8, in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center, will feature guest speaker Adrienne Peters, Performance Marketing Manager at General Motors, sharing her candid perspective on turning a passion into a career. Immediately following the breakfast presentation, students will have an exclusive chance to meet with performance aftermarket companies and learn about career opportunities in the racing and performance industry.

Student activities at PRI 2017 also include the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., December 7–9, in rooms 125-128 of the Indiana Convention Center. The competition is a culmination of a year-long battle in which schools competed at events across the United States to qualify for this year’s Dual Championship, which is held jointly at the SEMA and PRI shows, with the top four teams from the SEMA Show competing against the top four teams from the PRI Trade Show for the national title. For more information on this and other programs, visit https://pri2017.mapyourshow.com/sessions.

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,400 booths and showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology. Tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries will be on hand to conduct business, network, and discover innovative solutions to boost their bottom lines and racing programs for 2018 and beyond.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show, which have come to be known as Race Industry Week, will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 4. Numerous conferences, seminars and other special events will provide unlimited business opportunities and invaluable insights on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world.

To register for the 2017 PRI Trade Show, log on to www.pri2017.com/register.

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Bergman Puts Three Wins Atop Highlights List for 2017 Season

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Nov. 20, 2017) - Several memorable moments highlighted the 2017 season for Seth Bergman.

A trio of feature victories, including one with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the sixth consecutive season, top the list. Bergman was victorious on May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region and on July 21 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region before he capped the season with a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph on Nov. 11 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

"The goal is to win races," he said. "We wanted to win a lot more than three times this season, but we are grateful for the success we produced and we will be driven to improve on it in 2018."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory came during his final race of the season and it spring boarded him to fifth in the championship standings, which marked his second-best finish ever with the series and his seventh straight year with a top-10 result in the standings.

"We start each season with the focus on contending for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship," he said. "Each year we have learned things that help moving forward. We need to find more consistency and pick up more wins moving forward to put ourselves in a position to stand atop the podium as the champion."

Bergman also finished the season ranked in the top 10 of the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Red River Region championship standings despite missing multiple races with both regions.

Bergman had many standout performances that didn't result in a trip to Victory Lane this season. Most notably, he charged from 21st to ninth place during his 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night before posting a career-best 12th-place finish in the finale. He also finished a career-best 12th during the famed Short Track Nationals.

"We had some bright moments this season and we have momentum entering the offseason thanks to a strong finish," he said. "Our focus is to continue building our program to be a national-caliber contender night in and night out. We're already working toward the 2018 season.

"I also want to thank everyone who supports our race team. We have tremendous marketing partners in Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Young Tools, Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest. And I have a great family and crew who are dedicated. I'm very grateful for everyone's support."

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 3 wins, 30 top fives, 45 top 10s, 56 top 15s, 63 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Highlights Season With Top-10 Streak and Strong Knoxville Nationals Outing

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2017) - A nine-race top-10 streak from late March through April was the highlight of the 2017 season for Jason Sides.

"Consistency is something you strive for when you race on the road full time and we were as consistent as we've been in years during the month," he said. "It was a good month or so. Everything played together and went well. You want to win, but at the end of it all you have to be in the top 10 to make ends meet."

Sides finished the season with 24 top 10s, including 23 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Eight of those were top fives, including a season-best runner-up result on April 28 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind. - the final race of his nine-race top-10 streak, which is his best streak since capturing nine top 10s in a row in August and September of 2010.

Sides led 28 laps of the 35-lap main event, but he was passed for the lead with two laps remaining.

"When you look back you don't have many opportunities to be leading a race with two laps to go so that stings," he said. "That late in the race, in traffic and everything starting to slow down, we're trying not to run up on a lapped car that quick. (David) Gravel could see that and he made the most of it. I've won them like that in his position a few times. It's heartbreaking to lose."

Sides also returned to the Knoxville Nationals A Main for the first time since 2012 and he posted a 16th-place result, which tied his second-best finish at the marquee event.

"First you have to get in the race and then you worry about doing what you've got to do," he said. "It's a big deal just to get in that show. I hate that it didn't turn out better, but at the end of the day we made it in the show."

Additionally, Sides set quick time during World of Outlaws qualifying four times this season, which tied his career-best number set in 2009.

He ended the season 11th in the World of Outlaws championship standings and was only two points out of 10th place, which would have marked his seventh top 10 in the last nine years.

"We had some bright moments and some frustrating ones throughout the season, which you are bound to have on the road," he said. "It's a grueling season and it's tough to not have the budget and help that a lot of teams have, but I love racing so we keep finding a way to make it work. I've done it so long now I don't know what else to do. I enjoy it. The driving and the car washes sometimes gets old, but the race day itself, I enjoy the hell out of it.

"A huge thank you goes to all of our sponsors. A lot of people and businesses step up to help us get up and down the road and to race tracks across the country. Thank you to all of them as well as everyone who helps our team and the fans who support us."

SEASON STATS -

85 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 24 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 70 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - VRP Shocks

VRP Shocks are designed to have the latest advancement in racing shock technology. The company is constantly developing, testing and advancing its shocks, which are consistent with the ability to rebuild and revalve. For more information, visit http://www.VRPShocks.com.

"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

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

 

 

Herrera Nets Trio of Wins and Heads Into Offseason With Motivation

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2017) - Johnny Herrera has a lot of motivation entering the offseason after enduring one of the most frustrating seasons of his storied career.

"We had too many DNFs," he said. "This is by far the worst year points-wise and the most inconsistent. It's motivation to try to fix the issues we do have. The biggest thing is trying to get another motor in our program. If you have one hiccup with one or you get a bad streak it gets you in a bind. Then your scrambling and that's extra pressure. We've had an issue like that during the summer the last two years that has hurt us."

Herrera finished sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings, which was the first time he didn't place in the top four of the standings since joining the tour in 2011. Although he didn't score a feature victory with the series, he was tied for the second-most top 10s with 33.

"The top fives weren't there and that's where it's lacking," he said. "I feel like we were an eighth-place car this year, but the past few years we've been a top three, top-five car every night."

Herrera started the season strong by winning his season-opening race at Arizona Motorplex in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 4 when he drove for J.T. Imperial. Herrera then placed third during both shows of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season-opening doubleheader before he swept a two-day ASCS Southwest Region event at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.

"I thought we started off the year pretty good," he said. "It was great to get a win with J.T. That was cool to get a win in the roller I sold them. Then it's always good to go win at a sponsor's track like we did in Las Cruces. Royal Jones is a huge part of our program and he's from that area. That's one that is close to home for me as well."

While the middle of the season was up and down for Herrera, he capped the year by earning a top-10 finish in 14 of his final 16 races.

"We're motivated to work hard this offseason and get back to winning races," he said. "I want to thank all of our marketing partners for their continued support. Obviously we couldn't do this without their help and I'm extremely grateful to each and every one of them."

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 42 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 47 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for more than 58 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"I've been with Champion for several years and they have been one of my biggest supporters," Herrera said. "They are great people to work with and their products are second to none."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Competition Suspension Inc., Valley Transportation, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Earns Three Feature Victories to Extend Winning Streak to 23 Years

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Nov. 20, 2017) - Travis Rilat produced a trio of feature victories this season during one of the least-raced seasons of his career.

"Rain certainly cost us a lot of opportunities to race and my business kept me busy, but I think we made the most of our time racing," he said. "I want to thank Richard Saumure and Bryan Sundby for both giving me a ride this year."

Rilat earned a pair of NSA Series triumphs in Montana while driving for Saumure. The duo was victorious on May 20 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls before capturing a win on June 17 at BMP Speedway in Billings.

"I've been able to race in Montana a few times each season the last few years and it's always a blast up there," Rilat said. "We have had quite a bit of success at the tracks in Montana and to get two more wins up there this year was great."

Rilat capped his season by earning his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph since July 2013 on Nov. 9 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., where he drove for Sundby and BDS Motorsports.

"It had been a few years since we won a national race so that one was pretty big," Rilat said. "Bryan gave me a phenomenal car. It was one of those nights where you have to capitalize because everything doesn't align like it did for us very often. We took advantage and ended the year on a high note."

The three wins give Rilat at least one triumph each season dating back to 1995, which was his first year in a sprint car. His 26 races this season were his fewest since 2000.

"In racing it's important to stay in the seat and keep your skills honed," he said. "It makes it tough to take a couple of weeks or a month off here and there and then get back in the car to compete against drivers who race each week. I think this year was a success and I'm looking forward to trying to extend our winning streak to 24 years in a row next season.

"I also want to thank Richard and Lana for the opportunity to drive for them the last few years. We won a lot of races and had a ton of fun together."

Rilat is scheduled to kick off 2018 racing in Australia.

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

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 .

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race a few years ago," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shop The BOSS, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Scores First Win and Recovers From Injury During Wild Season

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Nov. 20, 2017) - The 2017 racing season was a year of highs and lows for Alex Hill as she embarked upon her first year of racing full time with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. The best and worst moments of her season occurred just one week apart.

The 17-year-old scored the first 360ci sprint car win of her career on May 19 at her home track of Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, during a weekend off from ASCS competition.

"That was definitely the highlight of the year for me," she said. "I felt that the time I had spent on the road with ASCS before that race really helped me and gave me the confidence I needed to win that race."

But it was just one week later that Hill was injured in a vicious crash at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. She suffered a concussion and was sidelined from racing for almost seven weeks.

"I realized then how much I enjoy racing and what a big impact it has on my life because I missed it so much when I couldn't race," said Hill, who began racing sprint cars when she was only 13-years-old. "I was really happy when the doctor said I could return to racing. The crash didn't have any effect on me. It only took me a few laps to get comfortable in the car again."

While the crash didn't have an effect on her after she returned to the track, it forced her to miss the bulk of her racing schedule and the needed experience she was planning on gaining while competing on the road with the ASCS National Tour.

"We missed a lot of races since it happened at one of the busiest times of the racing season," she said. "Once I was able to race again, we didn't race as much as we'd planned since we couldn't win Rookie of the Year and I was leaving for college in August. We just picked out a few big races to run the rest of the year.

"Overall, the season was a bit disappointing because of my crash. Racing with the ASCS National Tour is a huge learning curve. We learned a lot, but we could've learned a lot more if we didn't miss so many races."

Hill will be eligible to compete for the ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award next year and she is looking forward to racing with her new teammate, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

"I'm glad I can race for the rookie award again next year and I'm excited to be racing with Sam," she said. "He's a great guy and one of the smartest guys in racing I know. He knows a lot about almost everything in racing, including driving, engines and setting up the car. I'm looking forward to him being a mentor to me.

"I also think next year's schedule will be easier for me than last year when I was in high school," added Hill, who is a freshman at California State University in Los Angeles. "Next year I don't plan to have any classes on Fridays so it won't conflict with my racing. I'm also planning on staying on the road with the team once school is out instead of flying back and forth to the races."

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 9 top 20s

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 Craftsman Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

"Tony Stewart Racing provided our crew apparel," Hill said. "We're very proud to be associated with Tony Stewart."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Davis Fuels, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Captures One Win, Five Podiums and 11 Top Fives in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Nov. 20, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. produced a successful season despite limited racing action.

Bruce Jr., who piloted the Smith Family No. 86 winged sprint car, scored one feature victory, five podiums, 11 top fives and 18 top 10s in 27 races.

"We didn't end up with as many races as we thought and that makes it tough to show up to events against drivers who have a lot more seat time," he said. "We did a good job of adapting quickly and putting ourselves in a good position."

The highlight of the season came on Sept. 30 when Bruce Jr. scored his lone victory of the season during an ASCS Mid-South Region show at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"The car was phenomenal and I could do whatever I needed to get to the front and then through traffic," he said. "Those nights are hard to come by so you definitely savor them whenever the opportunity is presented."

An additional highlight also came at I-30 Speedway during the famed Short Track Nationals in October. Bruce Jr. made a last-lap pass during the opening preliminary night to score a podium finish and lock into the Saturday finale. He then ended the prestigious event with a fifth-place finish out of 70-plus competitors.

In addition to the two podiums at I-30 Speedway, Bruce Jr. netted two podiums at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and he added a top three at Double X Speedway in California, Mo.

Also, Bruce Jr. placed fourth in the ASCS Warrior Region championship standings thanks to seven top fives and 10 top 10s despite not attending many races.

"I want to thank everyone who is a part of the Smith Family No. 86 for the opportunity and their support," he said. "We had a fun season and I'm looking forward to what next year holds.

"Also, thank you to Mike Hayashi for having me race a few times with him. We had a good time."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past few years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Teaming Up With Van Lare Family for Copper Classic This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi will make his season debut with the Van Lare Family this weekend during his season finale at the Copper Classic, which is an ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader hosted by Arizona Speedway.

Scelzi and the team will compete at the 3/8-mile oval located in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Friday and Saturday. It will mark his second visit to the track after he scored a 15th-place finish there earlier this year during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show.

"I remember the track was wide and built a big cushion early," he said. "When you race with the World of Outlaws it's a lot of different than any other series. I think the one night of experience will help and running back-to-back nights this weekend will help."

Scelzi has made several starts in the Van Lare No. 5v, most recently during the 2016 Trophy Cup.

"I ran a handful of shows for them last year," he said. "I think we have three top fives together so we've had some success racing with each other.

"Being able to jump into different cars so much last year and running the No. 17 car this year helped me adapt to different race cars. The Van Lare's car is similar to our car. I'm looking forward to that because I know what to expect. It should be second nature jumping in the car with them. I'd love nothing more than to get the first win with them this weekend."

Scelzi has three feature wins this season, including during his most recent 360ci winged sprint car start.

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

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 - Brown and Miller Racing Solutions

Brown and 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.

"BMRS started helping us a couple of years ago," Scelzi said. "They build hands-down the best hoses and fuel lines. It's been a pleasure to have them part of our team."

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

 

 

Matt Covington
 

CG Motorsports- GLENPOOL, OK. (November 20, 2017) Matt Covington closed out a successful 2017 season at Cocopah with a 4th place finish in the ASCS National points that entailed a win, followed by many impressive top-5 runs.

“I’d say the best moment of this year was the win in Washington,” stated Covington. “We started off decent and made some points early with some good runs in the top-10. We were pretty consistent through most of the summer. We even had a stretch of fifteen top-10s at one point, I think. That, along with the win, really defined our year. The only real negative of the season was around the month of August and Knoxville where we didn’t do so well.”

The season started to turn back around for Covington when he picked up a top-5 run at Smokey Mountain Speedway to close out August. After some strong finishes during the next few months, Covington was back in the points hunt with a shot at third going into the final weekend of Cocopah. Despite a wing failure due to a huge mud clod, Covington battled hard to stay in contention but wound up few points short, coming home with 4th place in the 2017 ASCS National Tour points series.

Covington picked up his lone victory of the season aboard his Triple X/A-Rock Materials mount with the ASCS National Tour at Grey’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington.

“The Elma win at Grey’s Harbor was very special to me,” stated Matt. “We had gone so long without a win but had been so close a few times. For me and Tyler and all the hard work, along with the ups and downs, it was good to breakthrough during the Fred Brownfield Memorial. I feel like we should have won a few more races, but luck didn’t always go our way and I couldn’t capitalize on some of the opportunities I was given. But at least we got the one win, considering the stout competition with the National Tour. But next year I’d really like to get more than one. My main focus now is just concentrating on our weaknesses and building on our team strengths so we can perform better in the 2018 season. We had consistency this year, which is good. But now we need to take that to the next level with more wins and be consistently in the top-5 with podiums instead of just top-10’s. Our goal going into next year is to finish higher in the points and compete for the championship.

“I got to give a huge shout out and Thank you to Tyler Tessmaker. There is nobody out there on the tour that works harder, and the car was fast and well prepared every time we hit the track” “I would also personally like to say Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners this year. We couldn’t go up and down the road and do this without them. I’m very hopeful and dedicated to being more successful next year to show my appreciation. With the weeks ahead I’d like to wish all my friends, family, and sponsors a Happy Thanksgiving and Holidays.”

Sponsors who made the 2017 season a success: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, T&L Foundry, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto

Covington ended the season 4th in the ASCS National Tour Championship standings and with season stats of 56 races, 1 win, 17 top-5s, and 41 top-10s.

ON TAP: 2018 Schedule-TBA

MERCHANDISE: There are 2017 shirts now on sale for the winter Holidays and can be picked up and shipped from our website www.mattcovingtonracing.com.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the offseson, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Huge field to honour Victoria’s Beasley Speedcar family this weekend.

A huge 30 car field of top shelf racers has entered for the prestigious Beasley Memorial for Speedcars this Saturday at Avalon Raceway (Nov 25th).

Defending winner Matt Jackson in his new Victorian ride – Photo and Media Release by Pirate Media Group.

The field includes combatants from West and South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and of course a big contingent of local guns.

Heading the interstate challengers is defending winner Matt Jackson from New South Wales who won the event last season in his own car but is now occupying the seat of the Tim Fisher owned V23.

Two other intestate guns include Kaidon Brown (NSW) who will be having his last start in the family’s V97 machine before it heads off to New Zealand for some international events. Brown has already scored wins at the Lara venue in his short career and being a fourth generation racer understands the importance of family dynasties such as that of the Beasley family led by Arthur “Pop”, Alf, Stud, Clark and Leroy.

Bunbury speedster Dayne Kingshott is a welcome addition back to the east coast behind the wheel of the V21 MAC Chassis. Like Brown, this will be Kingshotts last drive before heading across the ditch for the International season. Kingshott doesn’t have many laps around the Lara Speedbowl but has proven he’s fast no matter where the venue.

The South Australian contingent is also a strong one both in numbers and quality including Brett Ireland, Todd Wigzell, Luke Bowey, Norm Moore and local ace Harley Bishop in the SA6 machine.

Commenting on the interstate racers which also includes Queenslander Scott Wilson, and New South Welshmen Robert McKay and young veteran Troy Jenkins, Tim Fisher, President of the Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association (VSDA) stated “We are extremely thankful to the travelling racers who’ve committed to contest this much sought after event.”

“We’ve got a strong list of fast and experienced intestate guns and a superb roster of locals which will all combine to make this one of the best Beasley’s ever.” Fisher continued. “And with Leroy Beasley and his family in attendance as well I’m sure they’ll be extremely proud of the quality and quantity of drivers keen to add their names to the list of previous winners.”

If the interstaters think they’ll roll into town however and take home the trophy they’ve got another think coming with Echuca’s Travis “Squizzy” Mills, a two-time winner of the event, in the midst of a stellar period of results and racing, including the season opening win at Avalon.

Ash Booker in the Power Racing V59 was a last start winner and is driving well as is Nick Parker, Justin McMinn, Glen Shaw, Matt Papa and the entire local brigade which also includes the three rookies, Dillon Ghent, Chris Nankiville and Daniel Timberlake.

Talk about speedway Dynasties - Brown, Power, Mills, Wigzell, Bishop, Nankiville, Ghent, Smith, Parker, Timberlake, Bowey and Jenkins – all competing for the Beasley Memorial.

The speedcar fraternity loves its history and never forgets those who helped forge its path.

In addition, courtesy of the Booker family of Ash and Renae Booker, the VSDA will be hosting a free BBQ for racers and fans alike. Just one more reason to make the Beasley memorial part of this Saturday night.

VSDA 2017/18 race calendar (subject to change)

November 25 Avalon – Beasley Memorial/Rd 2 Track Championship

December 9 Avalon - Round 3 Track Championship

16 Portland

28 Laang

January 7 Warrnambool – 73rd Victorian Speedcar Championship

13 Avalon - G-Town Rumble/Rd 4 Track Championship

February 9/10 Murray Bridge SA – Australian Speedcar Championship

24 Bairnsdale

March 17 Avalon – Skips Race/Rd 5 Track Championship.

24 Redline – Bill Evans Classic

April 7 Wangaratta

21 Avalon – Round 6 Track Championship.

Further details and a complete list of nominations can be found on the VSDA facebook page.

 

 

Andrews, Shiels, Weaver crowned Attica Champions

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park handed out $47,000 in point fund money and contingency awards at the season-ending banquet Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception Hall.

Besides handing out the awards, several announcements were made by track management. Promoter John Bores thanked all the business partners, the race teams and fans for their support and vowed to keep working hard to make improvements. Director of Operations Rex LeJeune noted there will be several events planned in 2018 to commemorate the track’s 30th anniversary season. LeJeune also thanked the track staff, push truck and wrecker operators and everyone who contributes to the success of Attica Raceway Park.

Also, Brad Doty, co-promoter of the Ohio Logistic Brad Doty Classic spoke to the crowd, announcing the event was the single largest car count of 2017 for a one-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race. He also thanked all the businesses that get involved with the race and asked fans to help spread the word for the July 2018 Brad Doty Classic.

During the awards ceremony, the top 10 in points in the Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints shared in point fund monies and contingency awards of $22,000 with champion Chris Andrews taking home $8,000. Devin Shiels earned $5,000 as the champion of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models with the top 10 in points sharing in $15,000 in point fund and contingency prizes. Fremont Fence 305 Sprints champion Paul Weaver took home $3,000 with the top 10 in points sharing in $10,000.

Following is a brief look at how the season went for the top 10 in points and rookies of the year in each division for 2017:

Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints

CHAMPION – Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. Andrews scored his second 410 Attica track championship, having earned the title in 2009. A 2006 Attica 305 champion, he competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the World of Outlaws event. Andrews scored five top five finishes including a season-best runner-up finish on mid-season championship night, June 9th. He recorded an 11 top 10 finishes. In fact, Andrews never finished worse than ninth through Aug. 25th!

2. DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. The 2010 Attica 305 track champion competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the World of Outlaws start. Foos, who also won the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics, recorded six top five finishes including his first ever 410 sprint victory at Attica on April 14 to go with four third place runs. Foos scored eight top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 10th.

3. Stuart Brubaker, Gibsonburg, Ohio. The 2008 Attica 305 track champion competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, missing only the World of Outlaws event and an All Star show. He recorded three top five finishes including a season-best third on July 28th. Brubaker also scored five top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 13th.

4. Travis Philo, Waterville, Ohio. Philo ran in 11 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, missing the May 26 All Star event, the June 2 FAST race and the World of Outlaw show. He scored three top five finishes including a season-best third on championship night, Aug. 25. Philo recorded seven top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of ninth.

5. Duane Zablocki, Tiffin, Ohio. Zablocki competed in 11 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, missing two All Star and the World of Outlaw starts. He recorded three top 10 finishes including a season best eighth on June 9. Zablocki’s average A-main finishing position was 14th.

6. Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. A former 410 rookie of the year, Valenti competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2017. He recorded a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best sixth on championship night, Aug. 25. He also earned two dirt truck wins at Attica in 2017. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

7. Jody Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 1999 305 track champion, Keegan competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, recording a season-best sixth on July 28th. He scored a pair of top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 15th.

8. Jordan Ryan, Castalia, Ohio. Ryan competed in 10 of the 14 A-mains in 2017. He scored a season-best fifth on Aug. 18 to go with his four top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9. Dan McCarron, Britton, Mich. Attica’s 2017 410 rookie of the year, McCarron competed in 5 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, earning a season-best 10th on season championship night, Aug. 25.

10. Jess Stiger, Nevada, Ohio. Stiger made 4 of the 14 A-mains in 2017 with a season best finish of 12th on July 21st.

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models

CHAMPION – Devin Shiels, Britton, Mich. Shiels was one of two drivers to compete in all 13 A-mains in 2017. He posted eight top five finishes including his third career feature win on July 28th. Shiels posted 12 straight top 10 finishes; his worse finish of the year was a 13th on the final night of racing. In fact going into the season finale Shiels hadn’t finished worse than eighth. His average A-main finishing position was fifth. Shiels also claimed the inaugural Attica Oakshade Raceway Challenge Series title.

2. Doug Drown, Wooster, Ohio. Drown, Attica’s 2015 champion, competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the opening night feature. He recorded nine top five finishes including wins on April 14, April 21 and season championship night, Aug. 25th to run his career total to 23 to sit atop the all-time win list, tied with Rusty Schlenk. Drown recorded 10 top 10 finishes for an average A-main finishing position of sixth. Drown also won the Attica-Wayne County Speedway Challenge Series title.

3. Mike Bores, Bellevue, Ohio. Bores was one of two drivers to compete in all 13 A-mains in 2017, recording seven top five finishes including wins on April 15 and June 2 to run his career total at four at Attica. He scored 11 top 10 finishes for an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

4. Ryan Markham, Ashland, Ohio. Markham competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the season-ending ALMS event. He recorded seven top five finishes including wins on March 24, May 26 and Aug. 18 to run his career total at the track to 13. Markham scored 11 top 10 finishes; in fact he never finished worse than eighth all season other than an 18th place finish after crashing in the June 16 make-up event. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

5. Cody Scott, Ontario, Ohio. Scott battled in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing the April 21 and season-sending ALMS events. He recorded three to five finishes including a season-best fourth on May 12. He scored six top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 11th.

6. Jeff Warnick, Republic, Ohio. Attica’s 2017 rookie of the year competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the July 22 and season-ending ALMS events. He recorded a season-best ninth place finish on May 26. Warnick’s average A-main finishing position was 13th.

7. Jim Gingery, Bucyrus, Ohio. Gingery competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing the April 14, July 22nd and the season-ending ALMS show. He recorded four top 10 finishes including a season-best seventh on May 26th. Gingery’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8. Nate Potts, Clyde, Ohio. Potts competed in eight of the 13 A-mains in 2017, recording a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best eighth on May 26th. His average A-main finishing position was 13th

9. Dave Hornikel, Mansfield, Ohio. Hornikel competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing the first three events of the season. He recorded five top 10 finishes including a season-best third on June 2nd. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

10. Matt Irey, Mansfield, Ohio. Irey, Attica’s 2016 track champion, competed in nine of the 13 A-mains in 2017. He recorded a pair of season-best fourth place finishes among his seven top 10 runs. Irey’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints

CHAMPION – Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Weaver earned his third 305 track championship and second straight title by competing in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the April 15th event. Weaver recorded an amazing eight feature wins in 2017 to run his career total to 43 for the division where he sits atop the all-time victory list. In fact, take out an 18th place finish on July 21 and a 21st place run on closing night, Weaver finished in the top two in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2017. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

2. Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. Capodice competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017, never finishing worse than ninth all season. He posted seven top five finishes including his third career track win on the season-ending show. He also recorded a pair of runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3. John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 1993 305 champion and 2000 410 sprint champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017. He posted five top five finishes including his 15th career win in the division on July 21st. In fact, other than a 17th place finish on May 26, Ivy never finished worse than ninth all season. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

4. Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2005 305 track champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the season finale. Miller posted 9 top five finishes including wins on May 26 and July 28th to run his career total to 17 at the track putting him sixth all time in the division. Miller also scored a pair of runner-up finishes and four third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

5. Seth Schneider, Fremont, Ohio. Schneider competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017. He compiled 10 top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up run on July 21st. His average A-main finishing position was 10th. Schneider incurred the most “hard charger” honors for the season, passing the most cars during the A-main.

6. Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the July 21st event. He posted five top five finishes including a season-best runner-up on the season finale. Rando scored nine top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of eighth.

7. Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio. Clark competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the June 9 and July 28 events. Clark posted six top five finishes including a season-best second on April 15th, and 10 top 10 finishes. In fact, if you take out the opening night 18th place run, Clark never finished worse than 9th the rest of the season. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

8. Ricky Peterson, Rawson, Ohio. Peterson competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017. He posted seven top five finishes including a season-best third on July 28th. He recorded 10 top 10 runs on route to an average A-main finishing position of ninth.

9. Jason Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Keckler competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the April 15th event. He posted seven top 10 finishes including a season-best third on June 3rd. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10. Jordan Ryan, Castalia, Ohio. Ryan, who finished eighth in the 410 points, competed in 11 A-mains in 2017, missing the April 14 and season-ending events. The track’s 2014 and 2015 305 champion posted five top 10 finishes including a season-best fifth on championship night, Aug. 25. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

Rookie of the year – Chase Dunham, Leipsic, Ohio. Dunham, whose father was also a former Attica 305 rookie of the year, finished 13th in points. He competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the May 26 event. Dunham posted three top 10 finishes including a season-best third on the season-ending event. His average A-main finishing position was 15th.

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.

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Hickman Bounces Back with Podium

Regaining his confidence in last Saturday night’s second 360 Sprintcar All Stars Series round at Moama’s Heartland Raceway, off the back of a challenging run in his 410 Sprintcar a fortnight prior, Rusty Hickman was rewarded with a pleasing runner-up result.

Attempting to utilise the high line during the feature race in the third Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and subsequently tagging the wall, which cost him a podium finish, Hickman certainly made amends on Saturday night when he managed to pull off the same strategy.

Lining up on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap feature race, by virtue of his Top-Six Shootout result, Hickman quickly made his way into third place in the opening stages, before eventually encountering lapped traffic, which he was able to use to his advantage.

Driving around the top of what was a dusty track, the 17-year-old racer managed to pip defending series champion Chris Solomon for second place on lap 12; a position he retained through to the fall of the chequered flag.

“We’re really happy with a second place result, particularly having utilised the high line to get there, which definitely gave me back my confidence after what was a difficult run in Warrnambool two weeks ago,” admitted Hickman.

“Heartland Raceway is a great track to learn on and I definitely picked up some more valuable experience, which I’ll continue to draw on throughout the rest of the 2017-18 season.

“I have to thank my entire crew for all of their amazing efforts on the night and for being able to give me such a great car for the feature race, after having sustained damage during the heat races.”

Earlier in the night, Hickman placed third in Time Trials, before coming home second in his opening heat race, after starting pole. Starting out of eighth in heat-race two, Hickman made his way up to fourth place, but was forced to spin in order to avoid a crash in front of him, consequently hitting his front wing and damaging it, which resulted in a complete restart. Unfortunately for Hickman, his front wing had sustained too much damage and flew off during the restart, with officials sending him to the rear of the field. He managed to salvage a sixth-place finish.

Beating out Mark Caruso in the Top-Six Shootout, Hickman then went up against Chris Solomon for third place, but unfortunately spun out, therefore securing a fourth-place start for the feature race.

For his next appearance, Hickman will head to Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway this Saturday night where he will contest round four of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series. Hickman is currently leading the series point standings, 33 points ahead of Jamie Veal in second place, and will be hoping to further consolidate his lead.

Hickman is proudly supported in the 2017-18 season by: Hickman’s Tree Maintenance, Beeps Auto Parts - Bendigo, Victory Lane Racegear, Tasco Petroleum, Mobil 1, Choice Graphics, Jackal Fencing, Peerless Products Pty Ltd, Advanced Engine Dynamics, Camden Signs, and J&J Auto Racing. Special thanks must go to Sandie and Darren (mum and dad), Amy and Olivia (sisters), and crew member Frog.

To find out more about Hickman and the Hickman Motorsport team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Hickman Motorsport Vic 40.

 

 

62nd Budweiser International Classic Weekend to Include ISMA Supernationals on Saturday, September 1

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) - For the 24th consecutive season, Saturday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway is set to include the always entertaining winged warriors of the International Supermodified Association on September 1.

While a second division for Classic Saturday 2018 is still to be announced, it is confirmed that Friday will once again include ‘Pole Day’ time trials for Supermodifieds and Small Block Supers while Sunday, September 2 will see the Budweiser International Classic 200 for the non-wing Supermodifieds plus the Bud Light Classic 75 for the SBS.

“We are looking forward to again having the ISMA Supernationals as part of our schedule for the 62nd running of Classic Weekend,” said speedway public relations director Camden Proud. “ISMA has become a very important part of our longstanding Classic tradition for the past 20 years and that is something we hope to continue for many seasons to come.”

All of ISMA’s biggest stars including 2017 champion Jon McKennedy, runner-up Tim Jedrzejek, teammates Trent Stephens and Moe Lilje and front runners Dan Bowes, Mike McVetta, Mark Sammut, Mike Lichty, Chris Perley, Dave Shullick Jr, Michael Muldoon, Dave McKnight, Mike Ordway Jr, Dave Danzer, Kyle Edwards, Tim Snyder, and more are expected to be in attendance this September for what is the only winged Supermodified event on Oswego’s 2018 schedule thus far.

The first ‘ISMA Supernationals’ 60 was contested back in the 1994 season, when one Bentley Warren went to victory lane to add to his illustrious list of checkered flags on Classic Weekend. Since then, there have been twelve different winners in the prestigious 60-lap contest including Lichty, Jedrzejek, and Shullick who have dominated the event in the past five seasons. Oswego’s all-time winged Super winner Perley has also won the Supernationals an impressive five times.

ISMA’s schedule for its 42nd season of competition, revealed over the weekend, will include 12 unique feature events in 2018, including its first trips to the Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire on May 19, as well as Jukasa Motor Speedway (formerly Cayuga) in Ontario on Saturday, July 14.

The tour will also have a return stop at Lancaster Speedway, just 2 hours from Oswego, on Saturday, June 2 with the speedway off that week to work in conjunction with the ISMA show.

Other familiar venues on the schedule include Delaware Speedway on June 1, Lee USA Speedway on August 10, New London Waterford Speedbowl on August 11, Delaware again on August 18, and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the World Series of Racing on October 13 and 14.

Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler and Star Speedway’s ‘Classic,’ the two other events in Supermodified racing’s Triple Crown, will once again take place on their regular dates of July 28 and September 8, respectively.

The 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend will commence from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2 of 2018.

Oswego Speedway’s full 2018 schedule has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Pricing, times and season ticket information will all be revealed in the coming weeks as well as rule books for the Supermodifieds and SBS.

For further updates on Oswego Speedway, you can FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Fans can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

BUD LIGHT WINGED SUPERNATIONALS CHAMPIONS (1994-2017):

1994 – Bentley Warren

1995 – Chris Perley

1996 – Chris Perley

1997 – Chris Perley

1998 – Joey Payne

1999 – Gary Albritain

2000 – Dave McKnight

2001 – Dave McKnight

2002 – Tim Jedrzejek

2003 – Greg Furlong

2004 – Bobby Santos III

2005 – Nokie Fonoro

2006 – Bentley Warren

2007 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2008 – Chris Perley

2009 – Tim Jedrzejek

2010 – Ben Seitz

2011 – Chris Perley

2012 – Tim Jedrzejek

2013 – Mike Lichty

2014 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2015 – Tim Jedrzejek

2016 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2017 – Mike Lichty

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative Renew Partnership for 2018 at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO NY - Following a career best campaign for 18 year-old Camden Proud behind the wheel of his Proud Motorsports Small Block Supermodified, Oswego based marketing firm Step One Creative has renewed its sponsorship with the family owned team for the fifth consecutive season of action at Oswego Speedway.

Proud, a former rookie of the year in the division, is Oswego Speedway's public relations director and an avid motorsports writer, who put together a third place finish in the driver standings for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodifieds in 2017.

Notably earning three runner-up efforts and seven top five finishes last season to accumulate 943 total points, Proud is ecstatic to continue to build his on track resume with the support of Step One Creative, a resume which includes 36 top ten finishes in 52 career starts. His No. 54 machine will be returning to Oswego's SBS class on a full-time basis next season.

"After our most successful season yet, I am very much looking forward to welcoming Shane (Stepien), Mark (Proud) and everyone at Step One Creative back for our 2018 effort," Proud said. "We are more confident than ever at our chances at the track championship and look forward to continuing our quest for my first feature win, something we've been so close to with now five second place finishes under our belt. Without Step One's loyalty and support, our successes to this point would not have been possible and I look forward to finally bringing them to victory lane this coming season."

Step One Creative, located at 317 West First Street in the Stevedore Lofts in Oswego, New York, offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copy writing, web design, and media planning/placement to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

Proud Motorsports is a Small Block Supermodified race team based in Oswego, NY and owned by Tim and Debbie Proud. Camden, an 18 year-old driver and former quarter midget champion, has grown into one of the top competitors in Oswego Speedway's SBS division in his first four seasons of racing action.

“We are very excited to be back onboard for another season of partnership with Camden after his best on track effort yet," said Shane Stepien, president at Step One Creative. "Cam, Tim, Debbie and everyone at Proud Motorsports have continued to exceed our expectations in a racing partnership both on and off the race track for the past four seasons. Camden’s growth, enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment to the sport and speedway continues to be very exciting to be a part of.
 Our Step One team is looking forward to designing a new look for the No. 54 over the offseason and hopefully seeing Camden put it in victory lane in 2018.”

For more information on Proud Motorsports, be sure to visit online at ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports.

For more information on Step One Creative, please phone (315) 342-2554 or visit their website online at www.steponecreative.com.

 

 

2017 Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc. Awards Banquet Set For This Saturday, November 25 at Vernon Downs Casino

(Vernon, NY) For the first time ever, three series champions will be crowned under one roof as competitors from the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour American and Canadian Series, as well as the Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprint Tour will gather for one night to celebrate their 2017 success.

Bradford PA’s Jared Zimbardi held off Steve Collins and Kyle Drum down the stretch of the season and will take his record breaking fifth PST-American Series Championship. Jordan Thomas will take home fourth place honors followed by Derek Jonathan, and Josh Azzi.

18-Year Old, Dylan Westbrook will accept his first career PST Canadian Championship by holding off Jared Zimbardi by one point in the five-race Canada series. Cory Turner came home in third followed by the Brown brothers of Mitch and Jake Brown completing the top five, respectively.

Jeff Trombley will grab the CRSA Sprint Tour Title for the first time in his career. The veteran of dirt modified racing from Altamont, New York took his Warren’s Auto Body 3A into the championship lead with only two races to go in the season. He was able to hold off Middletown, New York’s Thomas Radivoy in his Country Service Center 1Q in the final moments of the season. Radivoy won 4 A-Main events, including the finale at Orange County Fair Speedway in October. Jeff Trombley picked up one A-Main win at Utica Rome Speedway. The win and his consistency would be enough for Trombley to secure his first ever open-wheeled sprint car championship.

Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner set to start at 7:00 p.m. The presentations of awards for all three tours will begin at 8:30 p.m. beginning with opening remarks from M.E.M President, Mike Emhof. A & J Sounds DJ Service will conclude the night through the 12 O’ Clock Hour!

Be sure to continue to follow along on all PST and CRSA Media accounts for off-season announcements pertaining to the 2018 Season!

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

 

 

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series cproud@oswegospeedway.com / lighthouselanessbsseries@gmail.com

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Returning to Action in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) - After a successful debut this past September, the Lighthouse Lanes Small Block Supermodified Touring Series will return to action in Central New York for 2018 under continued leadership from series president and founder Mike Bruce along with promoter and media director Camden Proud.

Founded in March 2017 and derived from the idea to bring back the feel of the now defunct Northeast Organized Racer’s Association to Oswego Speedway’s Small Block Supermodified class, the tour made a successful debut with its first annual ‘Fall Brawl 50’ event at the Evans Mills Speedway this past September. Over 20 race cars showed up for the series’ inaugural event which was won by Oswego Speedway’s 2017 Pathfinder Bank SBS champ Dave Cliff.

After an impressive start, the series is set to return in 2018 with continued support from Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. Bruce has been busy over the past several weeks communicating with track owners regarding the 2018 schedule, while Proud has created a new website for the tour, LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.

“We are very excited about what lies ahead for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series for the 2018 season,” Bruce said. “Throughout the past several weeks, we’ve been communicating with the Evans Mills, Spencer and Adirondack Speedways to book events. When the tracks are ready to go, our tour schedule will be announced as well.”

Roughly five events are planned for the series in 2018, including two pre-Oswego races to tentatively be held at Evans Mills at the beginning of May. With Evans Mills making the notable switch to Friday night racing last month, this will also mark the first time the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series has run under the lights.

“A few weeks ago Evans Mills Speedway announced their switch to Friday nights for the 2018 season,” mentioned Proud. “With two events planned preseason along with the second annual Fall Brawl 50 tentatively set for mid-September, our series will see at least three events under the lights in 2018.”

Also being explored as part of the schedule are a mid-June event at the Spencer Speedway in Williamson along with an additional September show at the Adirondack Speedway located in Castorland, N.Y.

Frequent updates regarding series meetings, fundraising, purse and tow money, and of course the finalization of the 2018 schedule will all be made available at the new series website; LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.

“As a new organization it is important that we take advantage of the opportunities in front of us on the social media side,” Proud added. “Oswego Speedway has given us the green light to cross-promote between the tour and the track, which of course is the only weekly facility for these race cars. We are also the only Small Block Supermodified Touring Series of this kind in the country. Promoting our brand and having an active presence in the media is vital to our success. We ask that everyone refers to our online outlets for the latest updates.”

Series headlining sponsor Lighthouse Lanes was constructed in 2003 to provide Oswego, NY with a new home for bowling and entertainment. The project was spearheaded by Bob Hoefer and Nick Sereno and after some searching, the pair found the perfect home for their new plan on Jim Shampine Drive adjacent to the Oswego Speedway. With the help of experienced manager Dana Hollister, Lighthouse Lanes has become one of the premier bowling locations in the Central New York area hosting functions such as cosmic bowling, leagues, birthday and holiday parties, plus Chicken BBQ fundraisers for a wide variety of organizations including the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series. Also part of Lighthouse Lanes is the Hall of Fame Lounge and bar, a full-sized game room, meeting areas, and the bowling alley’s concession stand and restaurant which features it’s popular homemade chicken wings and sheet pizzas.

At least one fundraiser is planned for the series this offseason once again to be held at Lighthouse Lanes, with further details and information to be announced in the coming weeks on series social media.

Several drivers have already expressed interest in the 2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Tour including Bruce, Cliff, Tim and Chris Proud, Haynes / Pratt Racing, Jack Patrick, Missile Motorsports, Cameron Rowe, Rob Pullen, Barry Kingsley, Vern LaFave, Josh Sokolic, and many more.

Those intending to receive updates from the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series updates may visit online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com. You can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBS or FOLLOW on Twitter @LHLSBSupers.

2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Overview:

May - Evans Mills Speedway (2 events)

June - Spencer Speedway (1 event)

September - Evans Mills / Adirondack Speedway (1 event each)

About the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series: The Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, the country’s only Small Block Supermodified touring series, was formed in March 2017 by drivers Mike Bruce and Camden Proud in association with the Evans Mills and Spencer Speedways. A five race venture in 2018, the series is made possible from the support of Lighthouse Lanes, Route 37 Building Supply, Cam’s NY Pizzeria, as well as the dedicated team owners, drivers, and fans of Small Block Supermodified racing.

 

 

ANTHONY SESELY TO RACE ‘SAME OLD CAR’ IN SAMMONS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET EVENTS; ENTERS EAST COAST DIRT TRACK MICRO NATIONALS WITH NEW HYPER

ALLENTOWN, PA NOVEMBER 20, 2017 . . . Anthony Sesely is ready to return to the winners’ circle in the 2018 Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels events.

The winner of four Indoor races inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall - including three Gambler’s Classics (2013, 2014, 2016), Sesely is coming back to Indoor action this year with the car that won all three of the Classics.

“I’m running the same old car,” Sesely, 34, of Matawan, N.J. said. “It always excels in Atlantic City and the plan is to win the Gambler’s Classic again. Allentown and Albany are more question marks for us,” Sesely offered.

Sesely said his Indoor Three Quarter Micro sat for most of the past year in its trailer.

“That TQ is one of the original cars Mike Dicely made called the ‘Hyper Hugger,” Sesely said. “It’s just a really good car."

Unlike most of his fellow TQ Indoor rivals, Sesely has also entered the first ever East Coast Dirt Micro Nationals race, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, 2017. For this race, he has a new Hyper car.

The Hyper dirt car, which Sesely took delivery on recently, was outfitted with a Dave Orange-built motor. Orange is the same engine builder Sesely has been using for his Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ races.

On Sunday, Sesely and six other teams tested for the Trenton event at Delaware’s Airport Speedway. He worked out a few new car issues and left very happy with the results.

Though pavement has been Sesely’s specialty throughout his driving career - Sesely earned two Wall Stadium Modified titles and one Mahoning Valley Dirt/Asphalt Modified crown - he has some dirt track experience.

“I ran a 305 Sprint maybe a dozen times total over a couple of years, at New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview and Big Diamond,” Sesely related. “Had one second, a few thirds, never won one,” he recounted. Sesely subsequently sold the car.

Though Sesely is the highest profile driver who will be racing in the East Coast Dirt Micro Nationals and the three TQ Midget races of the Indoor Auto Racing Series, he is not alone. Other cross over entries are Micro Sprint veteran Pat Bealer, past TQ Midget outdoor circuit champion Matt Janisch, 2016 Wall Stadium TQ Turkey Derby winner Matt Roselli and Dirt Modified and past Indoor Auto Racing Series A-Main winner Mike Iles.

The 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series opens for the TQ Midgets on the concrete floor of the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6. Each night offers a complete show for the headline TQ Midgets.

For choice Allentown tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. The 2016 event was a sell-out.

The Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday with the Champ Karts as part of the program and 7 p.m. on Saturday with the Slingshots joining the TQ Midgets.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

The East Coast Dirt Track Micro Nationals precedes the three TQ Series events.

Tickets for both days of the December 1-2 East Coast Dirt Track Micro Nationals are available at the CURE Insurance Arena Box Office or by phone at 800-298-4200. Tickets will also be available at the box office the weekend of the event, but fans should arrive early so they don’t miss any of the action.­

Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

 

 

Triple Crown Championship Series Drivers, Teams Collect $27,000 at Championship Banquets

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) – Supermodified drivers and teams in the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear were recently recognized, collecting $27,000 in point fund money, between the Oswego Speedway and International Supermodified Association championship banquets.

On Saturday, November 4 at Oswego Speedway’s annual banquet, Bentley Warren Driver of the Year champion Dave Shullick Jr. as well as Jeff Abold, Otto Sitterly, Gary Morton, Joe Gosek, and Tim Snyder were all honored for their efforts with the TCCS in 2017, collecting a total of $16,000 in monies between them with both Shullick and Abold collecting $6,000 a piece

Over the weekend Mike & Michael Muldoon along with Tim Jedrzejek and Craig Danzer collected the remaining $11,000 at ISMA’s championship banquet, with the Muldoon’s claiming an impressive $10,000 as champions of the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year title and runners-up in the driver’s championship.

TCCS founder and promoter, Dan Kapuscinski, presented drivers and teams with their awards and championship checks at each banquet thanking sponsors Shea Concrete, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions as well as drivers, teams, and fans for their support of the series.

“The TCCS wouldn’t have been possible without the joint support of Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association,” said Kapuscinski. “With both the Oswego and ISMA schedules now available to the public, we can start to look forward to the possibility of TCCS II. Ed Shea of Shea Concrete has already pledged his support for a second installment of the series, and we greatly appreciate his support of the sport as a whole. Now we need to sit back, look at everything as a whole, and work toward making TCCS II mutually beneficial to both ISMA and Oswego in terms of support. We will announce our plans for 2018 as soon as we have everything finalized.”

Over the weekend ISMA announced their 2018 racing schedule with the year set to open on Saturday, May 19 at a new venue for the tour, Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire.

Oswego Speedway’s 68th consecutive season of racing will open on Saturday, May 26 with the running of the prestigious Jim Shampine Memorial 75.

For more information on ISMA, visit online at www.ismasupers.com. Oswego Speedway is also online at www.oswegospeedway.com.

For more details on the future of the TCCS, stay in touch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuperTCCS.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Dave Shullick Jr. – 918 ($6,000)
2. Michael Muldoon – 788 ($4,000)
3. Jeff Abold – 763 ($2,000)
4. Tim Jedrzejek – 742 ($1,000)
5. Otto Sitterly – 716 ($500)
6. Joe Gosek - 678
7. Joey Payne - 645
8. Dave Danzer - 639
9. Tim Snyder - 630
10. Dave McKnight - 617

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Muldoon Racing 15 – 788 ($6,000)
2. Abold Racing 05 – 763 ($4,000)
3. Morton Racing 70 – 684 ($2,000)
4. Gosek Racing 00 – 678 ($1,000)
5. Snyder Racing 0 – 630 ($500)
6. Penix Racing 14 - 582
7. Danzer Racing 52 - 527

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** - Dave Gruel
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) – Moe Lilje
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** - Mike Ordway Jr.
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** - Dave Shullick Jr.
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** - Dave Shullick Jr.
** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Racing Promotion Monthly

(PROMOTER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS UNDER WAY)

(Merrill, WI--November 19, 2017) Balloting that will lead to selection of the Forty-Second Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is under way. Readers of Racing Promotion Monthly, the national newsletter for auto racing promoters, received their ballots which they nominate six Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year during December. Nominees will be announced in early January and RPM readers will choose one of the six Regional Promoters of the year as the Forty-Second Auto Racing Promoter of the Year. The promoter chosen as the Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed February 11, 2018 during the RPM@Daytona Promoters Workshop, held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing’s most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was originated in 1976 by the editors of Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot in nominates candidates in six regions. The six nominees become Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on a second ballot for final voting.

Dan Robinson was selected as the 41st Auto Racing Promoter of the Year last year. Previous winners of the ARPY award are, Hugh Deery 1976 and 1984; J.C. Agajanian, 1977; D. Anthony Venditti, 1978; Jack Gunn, 1979; George Eisenhart, 1980; Dick O'Brien, 1981; Howard Tiedt, 1982; Don Martin, 1983; Glenn Donnelly, 1985; Cary Agajanian, 1986; Bud Lunsford, 1987; Bob Daniels, 1988; Howard Commander, 1989; Ray Wilkings, 1990; Paul Kuhl, 1991; Robert Lawton; 1992; Earl Baltes, 1993; Jody Deery, 1994, and Andy Vertrees, 1995, Charles Powell, 1996, C. Ray Hall in 1997, Larry Kemp in 1998, Charles Cathell in 1999, Charles Deery in 2000, and Ralph Capitani in 2001, and Lanny Edwards in 2002, Nadine & Bob Strauss, 2003, Tom Curley, 2004, Steve York, 2005; John Padjen, 2006; Lynn Phillips, 2007; Joe & Walt Doellefeld, 2008; the Nuckles family, 2009; the Queensland family, Deer Creek (MN) Speedway, 2010; and Robert Sargent, Track Enterprises, Macon (IL), Paducah (KY) Speedways, 2011; Ron Drager and Scott Schultz, Flat Rock (MI) and Toledo (OH) Speedways, 2012; Roger Hadan, Eagle (NE) Raceway, 2013, and Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo Speedway, 2014, Gray Garrison, Bowman Gray Stadium, 2015.

More information on the award or the award ceremonies is available from Racing Promotion Monthly, 715-536-1067

 

 

PINE BROOK SPEEDWAY REUNION TO BE A BIG ATTRACTION DURING PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA November 19, 2017 . . . From 1962 through its final race in 1989 Pine Book Speedway presented crowd pleasing Three Quarter Midget racing and during the three days of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance a Reunion will be presented. A showcase of TQs raced at the popular race track will part of the Reunion along drivers and others that were involved in the Friday night racing action at the Route 46 and Bloomfield location in Pine Brook, NJ.

The show takes place January 19-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

In addition to the TQs there will a display featuring the Pine Brook Micro-Stocks that were popular during the late 1970s through the 1980s.

Gary Mondschein, through his promotional company Classic Racing Times has been involved in a number of great motorsports displays over the years, will be creating a large and comprehensive display tracing the history of Pine Brook. Long-time Micro-Stock car owner and driver Al Puntasecca will be working with Mondschein.

“For a number of years I was a regular at Pine Brook. I got caught up in the excitement of the action packed racing,” said show public relations person Ernie Saxton. “Drivers like Doug Craig, Pete Mourad, Dick “Mr. Consistency” Peterman, Jack Duffy, Sheriff Larry Michaels, Bob Watkins, and Tony Romit along with many others made for an exciting show on the very short asphalt track.”

There will be Pine Brook memorabilia will be on display with show attendees bring advised to bring their scrapbooks for autographs.

There will be autograph sessions featuring drivers, car owners and officials throughout the show.

During the weeks leading up to the show there will be updates released to the media and at the show website listing who be part of the autograph sessions. Noted announcer Bob Marlow, son of the voice of Pine Brook for many years Dick Marlow, will be interviewing guest drivers and team members.

Earl Krause is the contact person for the Pine Brook Reunion and can be reached at 609.888.3618 or Earl@AARN.com.

Many area speedways and sanctioning organizations will be exhibiting and will feature top drivers along with announcements regarding their 2018 season.

Exhibitors and those planning to be exhibitors have all the information they need on the new website to plan their participation.

"The show floor is more than 75% full,” said show promoter Len Sammons. “Companies looking to exhibit are encouraged to contact show manager Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 for available show space before it's too late."

Information is also available by emailing motorsports@aarn.com. "Like" Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MotorsportsTradeShow.

 

Seavey Crowned POWRi National Midget Champion, Earns Rookie Honors

Belleville, IL - In what has been a banner year for the Sutter, California driver, Logan Seavey captured not only the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship, but also took Rookie of the Year honors with the League. Wrapping up the 2017 season with only two wins, it is clear that it was Seavey's consistency that brought home the championship for the rookie midget driver.

Piloting the Toyota-powered Factory Boss Performance, Rockwell Security/RAM's Racing-sponsored entry, Seavey's first victory of 2017 came in the final night of Illinois SPEED Week at Lincoln Speedway with a last lap pass over Michael Pickens for the win. Seavey again found victory lane, this time at Macon Speedway for the Third Annual Camfield Memorial. With 18 top tens, and nine top five finishes in 23 starts, Seavey was able to garnish 5300 points for the season over runner-up Tucker Klaasmeyer's 5130.

Klaasmeyer's nine top fives and 16 top tens bolstered the Paola, Kansas driver to the second position, but were not enough to overcome Seavey. Jake Neuman finished the season in third with 4730 overall points in 23 starts. Spencer Bayston, the driver with the most victories in 2017 (five) filled the fourth position with 4560 points. Zach Daum, the defending League champion finished fifth with 4490 after suffering a season-ending crash at Spoon River Speedway in the final phase of the season.

Andrew Felker took sixth with Ryan Robinson in seventh. Rookie Aidan RoosEvans finished eighth. Tanner Thorson and Tyler Thomas rounded out the top ten, each tallying four victories with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in 2017 while running a condensed schedule.

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Ball Tackling ASCS National Tour for First Time in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Nov. 18, 2017) - Jamie Ball is excited to announce that White Lightning Motorsports will be hitting the road in 2018 when he will tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in his career.

"I'm looking forward to going on the road and testing our team against some of the best in the sport," he said. "We enjoy our home track of Knoxville Raceway, but we want to get out and travel the country more. We have a renewed excitement as we're working toward the 2018 season."

Ball has traveled more in recent years, but has rarely left the Midwest. That will all change next season as he will venture to many new states across the country.

"We'll be going to a lot of new tracks that will be challenging," he said. "We have the right equipment and people behind us that I believe even on new tracks we can have success."

Ball added that White Lightning Motorsports recently purchased a 410ci engine and will compete in double duty at Knoxville Raceway when he has free Saturday nights.

"One of our biggest goals for next year is to contend for a 360 Knoxville Nationals title like we did last year," he said. "We've been improving at that event on the biggest stage and our goal is to keep moving forward."

Ball added that next year's opportunity to travel wouldn't be possible without the support of his family and sponsors.

"We've been working real hard with our business, L&J Enterprises, this winter to allow us to live our dreams that we've discussed in the past," he said. "All the stars have aligned to work for the one main goal that everyone has in mind. We can't wait for 2018."

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Publicist Bryan Hulbert had glowing things to say about Ball joining the circuit next season.

"Jamie has shown a lot of promise not only with his success at Knoxville, but racing with us on a part-time basis," he said. "He's shown a lot of speed and maturity that is required to go on the road and race. I think if he has all of the pieces together he'll have a shot at even more than just Rookie of the Year."

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.

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"Sara, Bryan, and Cooper have been great supporters of our race team for years," Ball said. "They have been providing our race team with custom made ear molds for our RACEceivers as well as providing Larry Ball Jr. with hearing aids the past few years. We love having The Hearing Clinic on board again this year with the White Lightning Motorsports. It's family owned companies like them that make our race team such a success."

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Phillipsburg Mall to Host. . . . . .

IRCO RETURNS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The dates for the popular eleventh edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2018 and the hard-working staff and historical groups and speedways are putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 4th and will run through March 10th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak and Lube has taken on the lead sponsor role for the fourth consecutive season.

For the eleventh consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in 1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. "IRCO Credit Union is pleased to continue its very successful relationship with the Dirt Track Heroes Show," stated IRCO Vice President Greg Collins. "The show has proven to be a very effective means of establishing the IRCO brand and promoting our various financial products in both the local and racing community. We look forward to another outstanding show at the Phillipsburg Mall in March 2018." IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg and Alpha as well as the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership us open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship or volunteer in any of those communities. As a community based financial institution, all loan decisions are promptly made in their offices by onsite lending personnel.

Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

The schedule of events for the eleventh edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The ten previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. Last year's event broke many of the existing records as 162 cars made their way into the Mall walkways. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide aisles of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming tenth edition of the show. This event is truly the Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing outstanding crowds and successful events promoter Bob Miller and his wife Donna spearhead the hard working staff of individuals responsible for the continued success of the show.

The restored and original race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of racing back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Nazareth, Harmony and Reading will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains FREE to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eleven years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Drag Racing cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Many speedways will be involved with the 2018 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eleventh consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Snydersville Speedway Announcer Alex Greezweig has also signed on for the event.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

 

 

Motorplex Welcomes Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on July 27

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex is pleased to welcome back the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018.

The series will tackle the recently renovated 4/10-mile oval on Friday, July 27, for a $10,000-to-win event during the ABDO Fair Race.

The race is exactly five years to the day since the most recent All Stars race at Jackson Motorplex. Travis Whitney was victorious on July 27, 2013, with Jac Haudenschild and Dale Blaney also on the podium. That race was also the most recent All Stars event in the state of Minnesota.

Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars will also compete during the ABDO Fair Race next season.

Stay tuned for more information about the event, including ways to purchase tickets, which will be released in the near future.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

MyRacePass Creates Driver Website for Parker Price-Miller

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 17, 2017) - MyRacePass has generated a new driver website for sprint car driver Parker Price-Miller.

The website - http://www.ParkerPriceMiller.com - has pages showcasing his schedule and results, news, biography, photos, videos, sponsors and more.

Price-Miller, who hails from Kokomo, Ind., drives for Destiny Motorsports on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit. He made his debut with the team in 2017 and is slated to tackle the tour full-time for the first time in his life next year.

Price-Miller, who was the POWRi Midgets Series Rookie of the Year in 2013 and the Chili Bowl Nationals Rookie of the Year in 2014, captured four feature victories, including his first career with the World of Outlaws, in 2017.

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Oswego Speedway Remembers Supermodified Icon Fred Graves

OSWEGO, NY (November 17, 2017) - The Oswego Speedway family has come together in the past 24 hours to remember and honor legendary Supermodified driver, car builder, and owner Fred Graves, who passed away Thursday morning at 71 years old.

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Fred Graves, one of the all-time great drivers, car owners, and an individual who dedicated much of his life to Oswego Speedway,” said track owner John Torrese. “His legacy will be carried on for many years to come and we extend our warmest thoughts to the Graves family and their friends at this difficult time.”

Graves, a mechanical engineer from Mexico, first made his mark on Oswego back in 1968, wheeling a car built and designed by himself and brother Ron. It didn’t take this new driver very long at all to show success. Graves finished 11th in one of his first events with his family owned No. 92.

After spending his first two seasons behind the wheel of the car he built alongside his brother, Graves returned to the track in 1970 and debuted what would be the Bill Marsh owned red and blue No. 39. Graves wheeled this ride from 1970 through 1972, and drove to his first of nine Oswego victories on July 17, 1971 before returning to victory lane once more with the same car on May 27, 1972.

It was one year after Graves’ second career win that he would do what he is most famous for. Graves set out on a venture to purchase a former Mario Andretti rear engine car. He did so successfully and the Graves team got to work in enough time to debut it during the 1973 season at Oswego with Harry Brandt serving as co-owner. That season, the Graves ride joined some half dozen rear engine cars ready for competition. While he never went to victory lane in ‘73, Graves did manage five top five finishes with the rear-engine ride and then turned to the Rainer No. 29 car for the 200, only to get in another mid-pack skirmish and drop out of the event on lap 185 to finish in the thirteenth position.

Graves returned to the seat in 1974, but in that season he drove several different rides. Midway through the year, the beautiful rear engine car was destroyed in a crash. Fred was then forced to the No. 39 car he drove for Marsh to get back on track while also wheeling the familiar Dick Dunnegan No. 90 in what was one of its final seasons of action at Oswego. It was during that time that he established a relationship with fellow engineer Bill Hite of Alabama, who later would make every other Supermodified obsolete with his four wheel drive creation.

1975 was without a doubt the most prolific season of Graves’ career, as he debuted his new No. 38 roadster on Opening Day of that season. On June 21, he went to victory lane with that car while on the very same night, he revealed one of the most famous Supermodifieds in history; practicing the Hite built rear engine 4WD Supermodified for the first time.

Although Graves and Hite debuted the car on June 21, Freddie did not race it until August 16, this coming after it appeared at the track once more in July as Graves and Hite wanted to ensure they perfected their craft.

Perfect is pretty close to what it turned out to be, as on that second weekend in August, Graves became the first driver in speedway history to win with a front and rear engine car. Fred started 14th and drove to victory in the first ever race for Hite’s masterpiece. Jim Shampine is the only other driver to win with both a front and rear engine in the same season.

A few weeks later, Graves returned with the Hite four wheel drive car for its first shake at the International Classic. Fred was also a car owner for the Classic that year, as fellow rear-engine mastermind Todd Gibson was tabbed as driver of his No. 38 roadster.

In time trials, it was Graves who shattered the track record with an 18.247 to sit on the pole for the 200. Unfortunately though, Fred was also the first car out of the race with gear issues on lap 14, only to be credited with 40th place.

The Hite and Graves combination returned to the Steel Palace for their final season together in 1976 and the success that began with the four wheel drive’s first race a season ago continued in June of 1976 when the first car of its kind in speedway history returned to victory lane once again. Impressively, Graves put the gray No. 39 in the winner’s circle five more times in ‘76 including sweeping the Twin 35s and beating an impressive list of names to do so. 1976 was clearly instrumental in giving Fred his career total (9) victories at Oswego coupled with 31 top five finishes.

After five more wins with the four wheel drive, Graves sat on the pole for the International Classic 200 for the second year in a row in 1976, but this time he broke his own track record, lowering it down to an 18.228. Despite sitting poleside for back to back International Classics, Graves was never able to put the Hite ride in victory lane. Fred battled with rising star Steve Gioia Jr. and defending champ Gary Allbritain in the top three before dropping out with mechanical issues on lap 165.

September 25 of that year was the last time anyone saw the four wheel drive car on the track, as it was banned from competition at Oswego at the conclusion of the 1976 season, but it went out a winner on that same day. This was also Graves final victory at the ‘Big O.’

With Hite’s prized-possession now useless, the rear engine mastermind gave it a shot again and he built Fred another car for 1977. This time, it was a ‘switch’ car, which had both two and four wheel drive. Graves and Hite did not see nearly as much success that season, only able to finish inside the top 15 on one occasion.

In 1978, Fred returned to the speedway with yet another different ride, this time piloting the offset CAM2 Oil 38 car. It was in this ride that Graves joined Shampine as one of only two active drivers to turn laps under 18-seconds. His best finish was only a 12th that season after battling frequent mechanical issues.

Ironically, Graves was back at the track in 1979 as well, this time as a crew chief of the same car he drove last season for another hall of fame driver; Bentley Warren. Warren’s longtime car owner Cindy Snyder fielded that ride for the duration of the season and numbered it 77. Bentley qualified fourth for the Classic with Fred as his chief mechanic.

1980 was Graves last appearance at the track; at least as a driver. In his final race, Fred drove the Shampine / Doug Heveron No. 01 while Heveron drove his newer No. 1 machine. Interestingly enough, Shampine won the race with Heveron finishing in 2nd while Graves finished 17th after a qualifying effort only good enough for mid-pack.

Around that time, the very first ‘Graves Chassis’ debuted, built by Fred and his aforementioned brother Ron. Supermodified campaigner Kevin Lyons got credit for taking one of the first ever Graves racers to the speedway racing surface and by the mid-1980s, business was booming for the Mexico brothers as batches and batches of Graves Chassis were distributed to Oswego and ISMA drivers alike. Many still exist and compete today, and can be credited with dozens upon dozens of Oswego victories.

After successfully building some of the first independent front suspension racers in Oswego history, Fred migrated south and made a name for himself in NASCAR, later going on to win the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship as a crew chief for Ron Hornaday. Graves stayed in North Carolina after winning his first NASCAR championship, working in the engineering department for Dale Earnhardt, Inc for a handful of seasons.

In recent years, Graves spent his time living in Vienna, Austria where he worked diligently in vineyards and wineries, very much enjoying his retirement from the sport he gave so much to throughout his versatile career.

With Fred out of the seat, it turned out that both of his brothers would compete in the Supermodified class, with Ron racing alongside him in many of the same events throughout the late 1970s before the duo gave the driving up to become car builders. However, 1980 was not the last time a Graves hit the track at Oswego, as younger brother Cliff also wheeled a Super, of course as No. 38. Cliff first appeared on track in 1988 and nearly won the 1991 Classic but finish third behind Pat Abold and first-time Classic winner Joe Gosek. He retired following the 1993 season with 21 career top five finishes, ten less than Fred had.

Fred’s son Andy is also very active in the sport. Andy won an Indianapolis 500 as team manager in 2001 for Chip Ganassi Racing and driver Juan Pablo Montoya. He’s also worked with Jeff Gordon, won a championship with Terry Labonte in 1996 as assistant crew chief, and spotted for Tony Stewart among many other of NASCAR’s biggest names. Andy worked for Ganassi until 2006, before becoming the Group Vice President and Technical Developer at Toyota Racing Development.

With Graves a key part of the operation, Toyota has recently won its first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with Kyle Busch, its first NHRA Funny Car championship with Del Worsham, and first Brickyard 400 also with Busch.

Graves’ career in the sport has also included serving as Vice President of Chassis Engineering and Program Manager for NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck Series for two years, during the time in which Toyota earned its first ‘manufacturer’ win in NASCAR. There’s no question that Andy and the rest of Fred’s family will be carrying on the ‘Graves’ name in the sport for many years to come.

Oswego Speedway will have information on Graves’ services when it becomes available. Please stay tuned to OswegoSpeedway.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. You can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency Latest to Join Missile Motorsports Racers Losurdo, Kapuscinski

OSWEGO, NY (November 17, 2017) – Mark Castiglia’s Missile Motorsports with drivers Anthony Losurdo and Dan Kapuscinski are happy to welcome the Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency to their lineup of partners for the upcoming Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super season at Oswego Speedway.

Located at 89 East First St. in Oswego, the Stephen Gioia Agency offers everything from auto and home insurance to life insurance, renters insurance, business insurance, and more.

Serving Oswego, Fulton, Pulaski, Hannibal, Central Square, and Sterling; the Stephen Gioia Agency is proud to help customers identify the insurance coverage that best fits their needs, with a straightforward and personalized approach to help make it happen.

“It has been great following Stephen’s journey in making this new venture possible and he is certainly motivated to bring the best coverages possible to his clients,” said Dan Kapuscinski. “Stephen and his family have been some of the greatest supporters of Oswego Speedway and its racers, and we are grateful to run the Framers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency colors on the Missile Motorsports No. 00M and No. 1 machines this season.”

For more information on the Stephen Gioia Agency, or to schedule a visit, call Stephen at (315) 293-3333 or visit on Facebook at Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency.

Missile Motorsports and the Stephen Gioia Agency will first hit Oswego Speedway at its open practice session scheduled for Saturday, May 19 before coming back for the Speedway’s 68th annual season opener on Saturday, May 26.

Missile Motorsports Partners: Cam’s Pizzeria, Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency, FFB Race Chassis, Performance Manufacturing, Slack Karts

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO RACING XTRAVAGANZA IS ON; BAPS RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR

By Brad Vores for Racing Xtravaganza

The countdown is on for Racing Xtravaganza!

Now that the auto racing season is over around Central Pennsylvania, race fans can now look forward to the big show that will take place at the Utz Arena at the York Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018.

In what will be the third annual event of the show, the show offers up a lot of many different activities for those that love auto racing.

And for the third straight year, BAPS Auto Paint and Supply will return as the title sponsor for Racing Xtravaganza.

“Racing Xtravaganza is excited to have BAPS Auto Paint and Supply back as our title sponsor,’ show owner Scott Gobrecht stated. “We opened car and vendor registration a few weeks ago and the response has been tremendous.”

That is a great thing for the race fan!

While many of the great show events from the past return, New for 2018 will be the BAPS Finishing First $1,000 to Win Corn Hole Challenge, Free RC Racing and an Exclusive Hotel Deal.

The BAPS Finishing First $1,000 Corn Hole Challenge will feature veteran stars and popular young guns from various racing divisions competing in a tournament style corn hole contest. The winner will receive a $1,000 BAPS Finishing sponsorship for the upcoming racing season and second place will receive a $500 sponsorship. Participants will have a chance to double their winnings if their race car is on display at Racing Xtravaganza.

‘Initial reactions to the BAPS Finishing First Corn Hole Challenge is that it will be a great addition to the show,” Gobrecht added. “The BAPS Challenge will bring out the stars of our sport to Racing Xtravaganza.”

Another new addition to the show will be all show attendees and racing fans can test their driving skills on a radio-controlled racing system that provides exciting 1/18 scale stock car racing.

“Racing Xtravaganza is proud to bring this new feature to fans for free,” Gobrecht added. “Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the RC Track area. We expect a crowd to gather for this as each race can have up to eight competitors of all ages.”

Those wishing to spend the weekend in York for the show are urged to take advantage of the Hotel Deal at the nearby Wyndham Garden is offering a $100 per night discounted rate for show attendees. Call the hotel to book now and mention Racing Xtravaganza to score the deal while room availability lasts. The phone to the hotel is 717-846-9500.

Back again in 2018 will be the always popular Kids Zone sponsored by Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center.

The Viper Risk Management Group Stage is the focal point of the show hosting Meet and Greets, Pageants and much more and the Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room will again host a variety of seminars and presentations all weekend long.

Vendor registration forms and race car registration forms are updated and available now on the website at www.racingxtravaganza.com.

Fans can also get the latest breaking news for the show and should check the website often during the next few months for schedule of events along, prices and so much more.

Be sure to visit www.racingxtravaganza.com often for all details and Like Racing Xtravaganza on Facebook for the latest news and details as well.


 

Jason Solwold: 2017 Season In Review

By Ben Deatherage

Burlington, Washington- The 2017 would be one a good one overall for Jason Solwold. Several trips to victory lane, another series championship to his credit, and some pretty successful trips outside of his native Washington state would all make it a very good year of racing. The Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned #18 entry would once again partner with the Burlington native and be one of the most successful racing teams in the Pacific Northwest.

“It was a great achievement to accomplish our points chasing goal by getting the Summer Thunder Sprint Series championship,” commented team owner Mike Anderson, “that series is getting better every and to have won it three years in a row is pretty cool. I can't thank everyone involved with this team from Jason to the crew and to all of the sponsors that make this all possible.”

Solwold's winning account would be opened up almost immediately after beginning the season when he would win the second night of the Summer Thunder Sprint Series sanctioned event at the Central Washington State Fair Raceway, in Yakima, on Saturday, April 1st. May would see two trips to victory lane at Alger's Skagit Speedway the first on May 6th, against the Summer Thunder Sprint Series, and the other on the 20th. He would close the month out with a runner-up finish on Sunday, the 28th, at Cottage Grove Speedway, in Oregon, for the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic.

Jason managed to put forth a consistent effort during the annual Dirt Cup at Skagit in late June. Going up against the regulars of the American Sprint Car Series-National Tour he recorded a fourth in the Thursday program, a fifth on Friday, and was fourth in the finale on Saturday. The following weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma for the Fred Brownfield Classic with the ASCS-National Tour, he would have a rough first night but bounced back to get seventh on the Saturday portion.

July 14th at Cottage Grove would be a night to remember for the team as Jason would record his second career Speedweek Northwest main event victory. It would come nearly ten years after his one and only triumph back in June of 1998, which ironically enough also took place at CGS. He would back up his performance the following evening with a second place result. The month would be closed out with a huge victory, on the 29th, to win his fourth career Bob's Burger & Brew 360 Nationals and would be the third time he would be victorious against the Summer Thunder Sprint Series in 2017.

September would begin with Sowold having to go up against the World Of Outlaw Sprint Series for four races in the states of Washington and Oregon over the span of six days. The best run would be a ninth on Labor Day at Grays Harbor Raceway. The end of the month witnessed the #18 team being crowned the 2017 Summer Thunder Sprint Series champions, at Yakima, making it their third consecutive title with the group.

October would have Jason make the trip to Tulare, California for the annual Trophy Cup. The team would make a big splash right off of the bat as they would win the Thursday night preliminary feature. On Saturday night they would end the weekend thirteenth. Solwold's season would conclude with three straight nights of racing in Somerton, Arizona, at Cocopah Speedway, with the ASCS-National Tour in November. After getting tenth on Thursday he would improve to sixth on Friday before ending the weekend, and the season, with a seventh place finish.

Overall Jason Solwold started forty-two features, posted six wins, twenty-two top fives, and thirty-one top tens. High points were winning the Summer Thunder Sprint Series championship, the Bob's Burgers & Brew Nationals at Skagit, the Speedweek Northwest feature at Cottage Grove, and the preliminary night at Trophy Cup. The team will take the winter time preparing for the 2018 season and will release their schedule in the coming months. Jason Solwold, along with car owners Mike Anderson and Monica Baca, would like to send a big special thanks to all of the sponsors, supporters, and fans for making 2017 such a memorable. We hope all of you reading this enjoy the holidays and a safe offseason. For the latest news and information be sure and visit the Shaylen Raye Motorsports page on Facebook.

2017 Sponsors:

Shaylen Raye Motorsports

Scottie's Plumbing and Repair

Northwest Team Excavating

Heavy D

Pops Entertainment

Al Parker Engines

Doyle Guffie's Rallye Auto Sales

Anderson Powerwashing

Meyer Sign & Advertising

KarMart Motorsports

Speedmart Inc.

Kevin Sharrah Designs

Triple X Race Co.

Slade Shock Technology

Pro Signs

Wings Unlimited

 

 

BRODY ROA SCORES BIGGEST WIN OF HIS CAREER IN USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE!

(Buena Park, CA, November 15, 2017) Brody Roa scored the biggest win of his career last Friday night when he won his first ever USAC National Sprint Car main over a tough field in the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event” at the 22nd annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. In addition to his Friday night triumph, the 26-year-old finished third on Thursday and sixth on Saturday making him the highest finishing USAC/CRA driver all three nights.

The Oval Nationals features both the USAC National Sprint Cars from the Midwest and the west coast’s USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. It is thus considered the strongest field of the year in the nation’s most prestigious non-wing sprint car race. That magnified Roa’s performance as he led every lap and won by a half-straightaway on Friday.

After qualifying ninth fastest in the star studded field, Roa finished fourth in his 10-lap heat and transferred straight into the 30-lap main event. He started the main event off the pole and that can be a bad omen at Perris Auto Speedway. Notoriously over the last decade, very few cars have won a PAS main event from the pole. After exchanging the lead back and forth on the first lap, Roa settled in to the lead before the lap was over and was never headed the rest of the way.

By the time the race was four-laps old, Roa had nearly a half-straightaway advantage. However, time and time again in the race, the lead would be wiped out by yellow flags. That did not matter! Every single time when the green would come back out, the competition would only stay close for a lap or two before the Garden Grove, California veteran would pull away. His only scare came on a lap-21 restart when he banged the cushion in turn three and bicycled the car. He quickly gathered it back in and went on his merry way. When the Kevin Winters’ checkered flag ended the 30-lapper, Roa was far clear of the competition and $5,000.00 richer.

On the slowdown lap, the excited driver had his left hand out of the car patting it like it was a Kentucky Derby winning horse.

“I can’t believe I just won a National Sprint Car race,” the excited driver told the crowd after climbing out of his green racecar. ”I don’t know what to say. This is the coolest thing I have done in my racing career so far. I did not like seeing all of those yellows and reds. I was waiting for a slider on a restart and I kept seeing Chad’s (Boespflug) nose a few times. I cannot say enough about this team. We are clicking right now and this thing runs like a banchee. We are going to celebrate a bit tonight, but not to much because we have got to get the job done tomorrow.”

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Brody Roa and his wife Tailor celebrate his first ever USAC National Sprint Car main event win during the Oval Nationals at Perris Auto

Speedway. Please give photo credit to Surf N’ Sprint.

The previous night, five days after being the highest finishing USAC/CRA regular with a sixth place at the “Western World Championships” at the Arizona Speedway, Roa got his “Oval Nationals” off to a fine start with a third place finish in the 30-lap main. That podium finish came after qualifying fourth fast in the 43-car field and finishing fourth in his heat race. Last Saturday night, Roa did not have to qualify as he had enough points to go directly into the main event. He finished sixth in the six-lap “Super Six Dash” and again was the highest finishing CRA regular when he placed sixth in the championship main.

In 32 sprint cars starts thus far in 2017, Roa has recorded 25 top-10 finishes, 14 top-5’s, 8 top-3’s and he has 2 wins.

Thanks to HD Industries, Roa has two nights of racing left in 2017. The prestigious running of the 77th Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway on Wednesday, November 22nd and Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, November 23rd. He will be driving the #91R in the sprint car portion of the show, but is still looking for a ride in the midget segment of the program. Any team with interest in contacting Roa with a midget ride and thus becoming eligible for the $50,000.00 bonus (if a driver wins both main events), can contact the fast rising racing star by calling 714-932-7994.

As always, the team will have its good-looking shirts in the pits at Ventura. Cost is $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts are available by mail for $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

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Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal and credit card orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

For fans wishing to attend the historic 77th Running of the ”Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway, the track is located at 10 West Harbor Boulevard in Ventura, CA (92571). The track website is available at the following link http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

For those who wish to relive Roa’s 2017 USAC appearances, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: 714-932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/ Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main

6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main

7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-14 Wheel2Wheel Raceway So Cal Oval Karters 2nd A Main

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

10-28 Ventura Raceway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

11-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

 

 

SPRINT CAR ACE RYAN SMITH GEARS UP FOR EAST COAST MICRO DIRT NATIONALS; CALIFORNIAN DANNY STRATTON ALSO FILES ENTRY

TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 16, 2017 . . . Ryan Smith, who ranked second in the 2017 All Star Circuit Of Champions 410 Sprint Car circuit, has filed an entry to compete in the first East Coast Dirt Nationals coming up in two weeks at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd.

The ‘Kunkletown Kid’ for his lifelong residency in the small Pennsylvania hamlet, Smith enjoyed a breakout season with the All Stars, winning three races and outpointing almost 300 other drivers from across the country except Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, the circuit champion.

As a third generation race driver - his father Randy and grandfather Roy preceded him in racing - Smith understands how important it is to be able to connect and communicate with his crew as well as his fans.

Smith’s Sprint Car prowess was recognized in consecutive years at Williams Grove Speedway where he earned Most Improved Driver accolades.

Indoor Auto Racing Series competition will be nothing new to Smith. In fact, he has one of the most consistent performance records of any driver in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Beginning in 2009 through 2013, Smith authored top five finishes in A-Main events, all the while driving a Micro 600cc Sprint against the heavily favored asphalt TQ Midgets.

Smith will be back in his element in the CURE Insurance Arena driving indoors once more in a Micro 600cc Sprint. Joel Smith (his cousin) owns the car which will carry the family’s iconic No. 555 on the tail.

Native Californian Danny Stratton, who has spent most of 2017 racing in the Midwest on the POWRi Midget circuit, has also entered the event.

Though Stratton has run Sprint Cars with considerable success, his forte has been in Midgets, He owns two career USAC National Midget wins and eight USAC Western States Midget checkereds.

In 2016, Stratton ran most of the USAC/ARDC circuit, finishing ninth in points with a top finish of second at Lebanon, Pa.’s Linda’s Speedway on July 1.

Several drivers have entered the East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals who are experienced in Len Sammons Motorsports Productions TQ Midget competition. The list includes multi-time Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Gamblers Classic winner Anthony Sesely, past ATQMRA driving champion Matt Janisch, Kutztown SpeedSTR reigning champion Tim Buckwalter, 2016 TQ Turkey Derby race winner Matt Roselli, and tested tough drivers Brandon Azzalina and Pat Bealer.

Smith, Stratton and the Indoor TQ crossover drivers join six time Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint champion Brian Montieth, noted Sprint Car driving brothers Michael and Brian Carber, past ARDC Midget car driving champions Alex Bright, Trevor Kobylarz, and the Buckwalter cousins, Steve and Tim, as racers with rich pedigrees in the ranks.

New York state 360 Sprint car drivers Scott Kreutter and Joe Trenca have also expressed their intention to compete.

The field also includes the best drivers and teams from Micro Sprint racing. In fact, one Micro Sprint car owner is so sure one of the division regulars will win the event, he’s willing to put his money on it. Should any non-regular of 600cc Micro Sprint racing win Saturday’s feature event the car owner will add a $500 bonus to the win total.

Though the East Coast Indoor Nationals is a new attraction, the CURE Insurance Arena (formerly Sun National Bank Center), has hosted TQ Midget racing for the past four years on the arena’s concrete floor.

The racing schedule will tentatively call for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday it will be “alphabet mains,” with racers having the opportunity to advance from twin F, E, D, C and B-mains to the 40 lap “A” feature.

The agenda calls for racing to start at 7 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Oliver Communication Group (OCG) of Bordentown, N.J. has signed on as an associate sponsor of the event. Other sponsorship packages remain.

Tickets for both days of the event are available at the CURE Insurance Arena Box Office or by phone at 800-298-4200. Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

The East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals is the first of four Indoor Auto Racing Series races planned for the busy off-season.

Three TQ Midget Indoor Auto Racing Series events held on the concrete floors at Allentown (PA), Atlantic City (NJ) and Albany (NY).

For more information visit indoorautoracing.com, e-mail motorsports@aarn.com or call 609-888-3618 during normal business hours

 

 

Champion Launches Multi-Viscosity PowerShield® Break-In Oils

(Clinton, MO / 11.16.17) Champion Oil with the help of top-tier engine builders has developed two new PowerShield® motor oils specially designed to reduce the potential of engine failure during hard break-in. These purpose-built “mineral based” lubricants are offered in SAE 10w-40 and 20w-50 viscosities.

The new formulations are based on the performance achievements of Champion’s current PowerShield® SAE 30 Break-In Oil and Engine Assembly Lube/Oil Booster products. This proprietary technology contains unique high levels of zinc thiophosphates, in combination with Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer), which extends oil film capacity for proper ring seating.

These multi-viscosity break-in oils also are formulated with polymer thickeners. This allows the use of a thinner viscosity base oil for easier cold starting and reduced friction. During break-in and heat cycles, as the oil heats up, the polymer thickener untangles and interacts with the base oil to allow the lubricant to behave like a more viscous oil at operating temperature.

Dispersants and other additives are put in the break-in motor oils to help keep the engine clean. Any wear particles generated by the piston rings, cylinder walls and other moving/sliding parts as the engine breaks in will be suspended and carried away by the oil to the oil filter.

Professional engine-builders that use Champion PowerShield® Break-In Motor Oil will experience the difference provided by numerous barriers of protection. These new products are field tested and suitable for use in all high performance and racing type engines that typically run an SAE 10w-40 or 20w-50 racing oil.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion Brands, LLC produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, racing, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing & Performance Lubricants contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-06231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

FOX TV PERSONALITY LARRY MCREYNOLDS TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA November 19, 2017 . . . Considered by many in the industry as one of the very best Crew Chiefs in the long history of NASCAR racing, Larry McReynolds will be appearing on Saturday, January 20th at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance. McReynolds will be appearing at the Jeff Hammond Store display located at the front entrance to the show.

Now a popular FOX Sports personality McReynolds guided the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. to his only Daytona 500 victory back in 1998. His teams also finished in the Top 10 close to 50% of the races in which they competed. Included were 23 Cup victories with two Daytona 500 wins along with 21 poles.

Over the years Larry has worked with such standout Cup talents as Earnhardt, Sr., Davey Allison, and Ernie Irvan.

McReynolds will be able to share stories of his career accomplishments, answer questions from the audience and sign autographs.

With the 33rd edition of the popular race car and trade show set to take place January 19-21, 2018, less than two months away, there will be much happening in regards to show activities and the new website (www.motorsportstradeshow.com), designed for easy use will be jam packed with the latest information as the show dates come closer.

The show again takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA and all 250,000 square feet show display space will be filled with just about everything imaginable in motorsports including over 200 race cars of all kinds.

“Exhibitors are encouraged to share their show plans, specials, and announcements with us beforehand so we can build some buzz leading into the event,” said show promoter Len Sammons.

With the Tony Stewart announcement that the three time NASCAR Cup Series champion will be meeting with fans and signing autographs on January 20th (12 noon to 2 p.m.), and now McReynolds, interest is running high and will continue to grow during the weeks leading up to the show.

Many area speedways and sanctioning organizations will be exhibiting and will feature top drivers along with announcements regarding their 2018 season.

Exhibitors and those planning to be exhibitors have all the information they need on the new website to plan their participation.

"The show floor is more than 75% full,” said Sammons. “Companies looking to exhibit are encouraged to contact show manager Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 for available show space before it's too late."

Information is also available by emailing motorsports@aarn.com. "Like" Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MotorsportsTradeShow.

 

 

Rilat, Starks, Bergman and Scelzi Earn Feature Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 16, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Travis Rilat, Trey Starks, Seth Bergman and Dominic Scelzi each recorded a feature victory last weekend.

Rilat picked up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win since July 2013 on Thursday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Starks was victorious on Friday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series. He also rallied from 14th to fifth place on Saturday at the track.

Bergman made a late-race pass to secure a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory at Cocopah Speedway on Saturday. It marked his sixth straight year earning a win with the series.

Scelzi captured the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top five include:

Giovanni Scelzi placed fourth on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event to end second in the championship standings.

Inside Line Promotions currently has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the current PR specials:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

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

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

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Derek Hagar - 9 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 2; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 15; Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 23; Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., on Aug. 18; Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., on Aug. 19 and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Oct. 21); Jack Dover - 8 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27 and Aug. 25; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Kerry Madsen - 8 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12, June 2 and Sept. 2; Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7 and July 8; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 13 and Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Oct. 21); Sammy Swindell - 8 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9; Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on July 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on Aug. 26; Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22; El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on Oct. 7 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Oct. 12 and Oct. 14); Zac Taylor - 7 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13, Aug. 27 (twice) and Sept. 9 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3, June 17 and July 15); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 6 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22, June 17 and July 22; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26; Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3 and South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 19); Giovanni Scelzi - 5 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10 and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Chase Johnson - 4 (Lakeport Indoor Speedway in Lakeport, Calif., on Jan. 14, Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17 and Cycleland Speedway in Oroville, Calif., on July 22); Seth Bergman - 3 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6, Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 21 and Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Nov. 11); Zach Blurton - 3 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 28 and Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Kan., on Aug. 18); Caleb Helms - 3 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24; Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25 and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sept. 3); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Travis Rilat - 3 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20, BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17 and Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Nov. 9); Dominic Scelzi - 3 (Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on June 24,, Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 25 and Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on Nov. 11); Trey Starks - 3 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30, Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on July 7 and Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Nov. 10); Austen Wheatley - 3 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20 and Sept. 3); Tommy Bryant - 2 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Aug. 18); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Kevin Swindell Racing - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22); Josh Baughman - 1 (Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 9); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Aug. 25); Ryan Bowers - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on Sept. 9); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 30); Rob Chaney - 1 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on July 29); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Zane Hendricks - 1 (Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on July 28); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 24); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Joshua Shipley - 1 (Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Sept. 16); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

 

 

New X-1 Race Car Chassis Makes Debut at Parts Peddler Show in Syracuse

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Nov. 16, 2017) - X-1 Race Cars is adding a new type of chassis to its lineup.

"There's a material out there called Docol R8, which I came across a few years ago and we just built our first chassis out of it," X-1 Race Cars Founder Ryan Linder said. "It's definitely worth working with so when Jason Barney approached me about building a couple cars out of it I jumped at the opportunity. We're going to do some testing with it this summer, but we think there are some definite safety aspects to it."

Linder is confident about the material after testing some chassis on a pull-down rig a couple of weeks ago. He will soon test the new chassis and compare it to the others.

"I think it's going to be a safer material and possibly get a little bit more life out of the chassis with it," he said. "It's basically an equivalent to Chrome Moly, but from a strength stand point it has a lot better heat properties in the welding areas."

Linder said that Chrome Moly will get brittle around the weld and that's where you start to see failures on chassis when they crash. The Docol R8 will deform a lot more before the material yields.

"The Docol R8 will bend and stretch a little bit more before it breaks," he said. "From the destructive tests I've seen with this material, it will definitely take more in the weld joints before it fails compared to the Chrome Moly."

Linder and his new X-1 Race Cars chassis will be at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse, N.Y., Friday and Saturday. He has partnered with New York X-1 Race Car dealer Jason Barney and will have his chassis on display at the Speed 87 booth.

"We'll have the chassis on display and we'll be able to answer any questions," Linder said. "We'd love for people to come out and check out our new car."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

X-1 Race Cars is a custom sprint car chassis business that was established in 2010 by sprint car racer and master fabricator Ryan Linder. The company is relocating in 2017 to the Northeast to better serve a hotbed of sprint car racing in Central Pennsylvania and New York.

 

 

ANNUAL SWEENEY RUSH SERIES AUTHORIZED ENGINE REBUILDER SEMINAR FOR 2017-2018 A GREAT SUCCESS; ATTENDEES FROM 5 STATES & CANADA

November 15, 2017

(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance held its fourth annual Authorized Engine Rebuilder/Repair Facility Seminar on Saturday (November 11) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City (PA). Attendance to this meeting was "mandated" for those facilities authorized to rebuild engines for the RUSH Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and Asphalt Series. Nineteen different engine facilities were represented as attendees came from five states plus three rebuilders from Ontario, Canada.

The seminar started at 11 a.m. and continued until nearly 5 p.m. with a break for lunch. Sweeney RUSH Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone organized the meeting; however, a panel led the seminar including RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry, Sweeney/Pace Performance Circle Track Director Don Blackshear, and authorized engine rebuilder Mike Ingram.

Gene Jones of Maxima Racing Oils once again was a guest special. Maxima has been the "Official Oil of the RUSH Racing Series" for the past three seasons plus presents the "Maximum Performance" Award at each dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Touring Series event.

General topics included the rebuilders hand guide, sealing process, along with the teching and teardown procedures focusing around the mandated GM 604 and 602 crate engines. Other topics of discussion included awareness of responsibilities of the authorized rebuilders to the Series and its racers, the utilization of networking amongst their rebuilder peers and Series officials, the importance of understanding and staying true to the GM Technical Manual, and specifics related to the engine protest and Series confiscation procedure.

"There is no question that that the integrity of any healthy crate racing series lies in its teching and rebuild programs," stated Emig. "With that said, it's our belief to mandate attendance for those that are authorized to rebuild or repair GM crate engines that will be competing throughout our region under the RUSH banner. This meeting is an intricate part of the RUSH system that has helps us to keep the competition level as strong as it is throughout the Series. We have to thank all of our Authorized Rebuilders for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend; many traveled several hundred miles each way to attend."

"We're all a team, from the racers to the Series officials, to the Authorized Rebuild/Repair Facilities," said RUSH competition director Travis Harry. "It's great that we can all gather in one location annually to review things to ensure that everyone stays on the same page. Some of the newer authorized rebuilders and one that's interested in becoming a rebuilder had the opportunity to interact with some of those that have been involved for several years in a much more relaxed environment than at the race track. It also gives all of us the opportunity to speak face-to-face with those we that we talk to throughout the year via phone, e-mail or brief encounters at the speedway."

Engine facilities represented included the following: 955 Automotive, Brougher's Machine Shop, C.Smith Machineshop, C.J. Rombold Engine, Cams Racing Engines, Conklin Racing Engines, Empson Automotive, Hendren Racing Engines, Ingram Engines, Jennerstown Engine Technologies, Luke's Auto Machine, Marty Brown Race Engines, Race 1, and Workman Automotive Machine.

Two other rebuilders were excused for health related issues, while one other had a prior commitment. These rebuilders will be versed and caught up to speed by the Series and at another rebuilder that was in attendance in order to be re-authorized.

The next event for the Sweeney RUSH Series will be the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday, January 20, held at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. Ticket order forms will be available in December.

2017 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

2017 RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

2017 RUSH Pro Mod and Pro Stock marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com.

 

 

2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

The 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic has received an amazing boost with South West Conveyancing today announced as the Naming Rights partner for the 46th running of the event.

South West Conveyancing, who replace Lucas Oil as the events Naming Rights Partners are no strangers to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool having been major supporting sponsors of Max’s Race, a role they will again enjoy come December 16, for the past two seasons.

Owner Operator of South West Conveyancing Tania Jasper and husband Alistair McKean are Speedway tragics, aside from their support of Premier Speedway, they have also supported the likes of Tim Van Ginneken, Jack Bell, Luke Dillon and Matt Muir Motorsports to name but a few.

“We are extremely excited to have Tania and Alistair on board as the Naming Rights Partners of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, which is already shaping as being another huge three-day feast of Sprintcar Racing”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“South West Conveyancing are proving to be a real leader within their industry and to have a home grown Warrnambool based business elect to support our major event, the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is something we are all very, very excited about”, Mills added.

“Tania and Alistair are more than just another sponsor, they are already an integral part of the Premier Speedway family and we look forward with working with them to make the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic a success as well as hopefully introducing some prospective partners with an eye on 2019 and beyond”, Mills concluded.

South West Conveyancing’s Owner-Operator Tania Jasper was equally excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

“Alistair and I have a passion for motorsport and in-particular Sprintcar Racing, so the opportunity to offer some support to Australia’s biggest and best Sprintcar event, right here in our home town was simply too good to refuse”, Tania said.

“The Premier Speedway Club have enjoyed some great support from Lucas Oil and in-particular Jeff Pahlke, which obviously helped the Club grow the event from two-nights to a three-night event, so to be able to come on board now and continue to help the Classic grow again in 2018 is something all of us at South West Conveyancing are very proud of”, Tania concluded.

Tania’s passion for motorsport is something that is mirrored in the day-to-day business dealing of South West Conveyancing.

With offices not only in Warrnambool but also Portland and the Melbourne CBD, coupled with more than 30 years of industry experience, Tania and her team are passionate about delivering a satisfying and hassle-free Conveyancing experience.

Whether it be assisting with the purchase or selling of residential property from rural to inner city apartments, first home owner grant applications, general law conversions or stamp duty concessions, Tania and the South West Conveyancing team are the experts in the conveyancing world!

All services are provided in the same straight forward and uncomplicated manner to assist you, the client, allowing you to fully understand your obligations with-regard to any property transaction.

With the advent of Electronic conveyancing coming into effect at a fast rate, South West Conveyancing have continually led the way this year, not just in Victoria ,but nationally, continually in the top 5 electronic settlement transactors in Australia out of over 5000 Conveyancing and Legal firms. They have completed more electronic settlements in Victoria to date than any other firm in Victoria this year.

South West Conveyancing is located right here in Warrnambool at 92C Liebig Street, with offices also conveniently located in Melbourne, Level 27 Rialto Tower South at 525 Collins Street and also at 1c/111 Bentinck Street, Portland.

For all your Conveyancing needs and enquiries why not contact Tania today on (03) 5561 7223.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

ROUND UP: Weikert's Livestock Inc. Joins CJB Motorsports for 2018 Outlaw Season Legendary Pennsylvania based company joins car #5 and driver David Gravel

CARLISLE, PA. - November 15, 2017 - Sprint car racing is drenched in tradition. On any given weekend, fans and competitors alike can recall famous drivers, crewman, owners and partners. In the racing hotbed of Central Pennsylvania, the logo of Weikert's Livestock Inc. conjures up memories of legends.

That tradition will continue in 2018 as the company will join CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel as they pursue a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title.

"We are extremely honored to welcome Todd Weikert and Weikert's Livestock to the CJB family," said Chad & Jenn Clemens, owners of the CJB Motorsports #5. "Being from Pennsylvania, we've seen many legends behind the wheel of Weikert sponsored machines. Guys like Doug Wolfgang, Kenny Jacobs, Jac Haundenschild and many more all have carried this famous name. It is an honor that we get to be a part of that legacy now. We really do believe that we can be a valuable asset as they look to build their business across the nation. Racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series allows any organization to be in more media markets than any other form of motorsports. We're seeing more and more businesses that are recognizing the value of this series and, in particular, what this team can do for their bottom line."

The 2018 regular paint scheme for CJB Motorsports.

For his part, Weikert's Livestock Inc. President and CEO, Todd Weikert, saw similar opportunities evolve over the course of the 2017 season after meeting Clemens during the DIRTcar Nationals in February 2017.

"First off, we are all big sprint car fans here," mentioned Weikert. "David Gravel is a driver that my dad, Bob, probably would have had to have, based on his demeanor and his driving style. Dad loved hard charging racers that drive smart and didn't take the back seat to anyone. It's also nice to be back on a team with Barry & Natalie Jackson. I have the utmost respect for those two and have worked with them in the past and loved it. Chad has also been very nice and pleasure to get to know. We're cattle brokers and about 50% of our business takes place in Illinois to Kansas. Being a part of the CJB team allows us to get our name out there into those markets to hopefully enhance our business. We're hoping that potential customers see our name at the races and that sparks up the idea to do some business together. Overall though, I'm just extremely excited about this deal and 2018. I'm really looking forward to it."

Everyone at CJB Motorsports would like to welcome Weikert's Livestock to the team and we look forward to continued success in 2018, both on and off the track.



Click above to watch the 2017 season recap for CJB Motorsports.

Check out the latest David Gravel themed gear and get it shipped to your front door!

2017 FINAL STATS:

Events: 86

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 20

Top-5's: 47

Top-10's: 72

Heat Race Wins: 23

Dash Wins: 9

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 421

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Points Standings: 3rd

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

The river runs to Moama.

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is at Heartland Raceway, Moama this Saturday night for RD2 of the JSR King of the Rivers. “So far we have crossed the Murray river at Mildura and this weekend at Echuca. Both towns are picturesque and special and we love visiting them. Especially when we have the chance to throw in a race meeting” Searle tells us. The River Run is over the first 4 shows which are all based along the Murray & Ovens Rivers and has $2000 to win purse.

Even though defending Series Champ Chris Solomon V83 machine was on the podium at RD1 he will be looking for another strong finish with vital points going towards the both the Series and the river run. V7 Paul Solomon driving for Ken & Benisa Hutchins always has good results at the big Heartland track and after a strong start to the Series picking up the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award at Mildura will be one to watch on the night.

South Aussie’s making the long haul to Moama are Trigga Gates SA5, SA69 Cody Atkins, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA77 Dan Evans & SA33 Mark Caruso. Gates loves the big Heartland track and is keen to do well after struggling with engine gremlins at Mildura. Young Gun member this season is Jack Gartner in the SA16, this is Gartner’s 3rdd season in Sprintcars. Ben Gartner’s SA32 is another youngster who has locked in the series after running selected shows last season. Ben is a cousin to Jack and both teams travel out of Penola SA. Rusty Hickman’s V40 J&J is making a return to the Series after competing in the Northern Territory during the off season as running several 410 events. The young charger will be keen to kick of his return to 360’s on a high note. Farrer, Lock, Wren, Tancredi, Corey Lincoln, Campbell will be also trying to secure points for the King of the Rivers and the $2000 purse going along with it.

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.30pm. November 18th Heartland Raceway, Moama.

Thanks to Signarama Signs Melrose Park SA for the freshly wrapped All Star Pace Car

 

 

Saturday ‘Super Sales’ Underway on Oswego Speedway Merchandise

OSWEGO, NY (November 15, 2017) - With the holiday season just about here, Oswego Speedway is offering fans a ‘Super Sale’ on 2017 merchandise which can serve as the perfect Christmas gift for a friend or loved one.

Most Monday mornings throughout the offseason, the speedway will announce the sale of a particular item on social media. This sale will be one time, one week only, as an effort to help peak interest in remaining speedway merchandise.

“Almost every week we will reveal a new item for sale on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. These items will see largely significant discounts,” said speedway PR director Camden Proud. “Hopefully we can use this new incentive as a way to help provide the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family who enjoy the racing at Oswego Speedway.”

Sales may be available on items including but not limited to; speedway t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, Hall of Fame Legends shirts, and much more. The initial ‘Super Sale,’ announced today, will be on the speedway’s ‘Home of Champions’ series t-shirt, which can be purchased for $5 through Saturday, November 18, only.

The ‘Home of Champions’ t-shirt, or any item posted on speedway social media as part of the track’s upcoming sales may be pre-ordered by emailing Jenn Reebel at jreebel@oswegospeedway.com. Same day shipping will also be offered for an extra charge. Any pre-ordered items can be picked up on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Note that these hours and sales exclude holidays.

Be on the lookout for future sales in the coming days by visiting Oswego Speedway online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway has been announced with its annual open practice session set to be held on Saturday, May 19 before a Memorial Day Weekend spectacular officially kicks off the season one week later on Saturday, May 26. About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of

 

 

Queenslanders Aiming Big At The 2018 Classic

A pair of Queenslanders with decidedly different levels of experience are the latest drivers to nominate for the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Evergreen hard charger Brent Kratzmann will make the journey south from his Queensland base to take in the Classic before heading slightly west for the Australian Sprintcar Championship at Mt. Gambier’s Borderline Speedway.

Kratzmann will pilot the Q2 entry with the support of B.K Trading Australia, Vortex Express, BHR Fabrication and Dryden Signs.

Having not contested the 2017 version of the Classic, Kratzmann will be looking to put his name up in lights for all the right reasons come January 19-21.

Joining the experienced Kratzmann in the field will be a 19 year-old by the name of Lachlan McHugh.

McHugh impressed many with his strong performances on the countries biggest stages during the 2016-17 season, with many good judges referencing his ability to the equal of a young James McFadden!

Those wraps were backed up by an 11th place finish in the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, which came on the back of an 11th place finish on his Friday night qualifying feature event as well.

For 2018, the World Series Sprintcars contracted McHugh will be aiming to repeat and better those results for his supporters Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Castrol Edge, Global Lubricants, Right Price Auto parts and Sedl Contractors.

The 2018 46th edition of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Vander Weerd’s Oval Nationals Ends On A Sour Note

PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting together a strong Oval Nationals against the USAC National Sprint Car Series, Saturday night’s feature event would be hard on the Visalia, CA as he would see contact with end his night early as he was credited with a 26th place finish.

“We did some good things over the weekend, but Saturday night when it counted I got into the wall and stayed out hoping for a red, but it didn’t work out and I ended up pulling off,” Richard Vander Weerd said.

Kicking the famed event off on Thursday night, Vander Weerd would get off to a nice start as he timed the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 10 machine in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials.

On a narrow surface for heat race action, Vander Weerd would be one of the many top qualifiers to fail to transfer to the feature event and would find himself in the ‘B’ Main.

In a very challenging semi, Vander Weerd would hold his own, and flex his muscle a little as his third place finish moved him into the Thursday night feature event. Lining up in the fifth row, the track would prove to be a bit challenging to go forward, and Vander Weerd would take home a 12th place finish.

Admittedly not turning in two great laps in time trials on Friday night, Vander Weerd would get off to a sluggish start as he timed in 20th quickest. Finishing third in his heat race, Vander Weerd would avoid the semi on this night as he moved into the feature event where he took the green flag from the 16th starting position.

Friday night’s track surface would see much of the field rum the high scary side on a curb that ate up some cars. Able to make clean laps, Vander Weerd would pick up a few spots to attrition and would find himself up inside the Top-10. Getting better as the race clicked off laps, Vander Weerd would bring home his best finish of the weekend as he was able to charged from 16th to seventh.

The final night of the Oval Nationals saw Vander Weerd time in 11th quickest in time trials, and race his way to a heat race win to solidify his position in the Oval Nationals feature event.

Lining up ninth in the finale, Vander Weerd would make it a couple of laps before his machine biked and caused him to make hard contact with the wall. Causing extensive damage to the right front and right rear corners of his car, Vander Weerd would stay out for a few laps hoping for a red flag, but the opportunity never came up and he eventually pulled off and went to the pit area.

“It was a bummer way to end our season, but we have a lot to look forward to this winter,” Vander Weerd said. “I am looking forward to my wedding here in a few weeks, and looking forward to working towards 2018.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-16.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd has wrapped up his 2017 season.

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

 

 

White Becomes Only Third Woman to Run Full Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 15, 2017) - Harli White recently became only the third woman to complete a full season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It means a lot that I could finish the tour and not have too many complications throughout the year," she said. "You have to forget about the hard times and keep going. It feels good to accomplish something as big as running the full national tour. I feel blessed to have the support of sponsors, fans, family and everyone who helped us."

White improved throughout the final tripleheader of the season last weekend at Cocopah Speedway, where the action began on Thursday with White placing sixth in a heat race, seventh in a qualifier and third in a B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. She then charged from 22 nd to a 12th-place finish, which was tied for the most cars passed.

"I think we got faster as the night progressed and I got more comfortable," she said. "We were able to race hard and race toward the front. You always hope to do better, but passing cars is where it begins."

White returned to the oval on Friday for Round 2, which she began by maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. She then placed seventh in a qualifier before dominating a B Main by winning by more than 10 seconds. White continued that speed in the A Main as she powered from 17 th to 11th, which was the second-most cars passed.

"It was the same situation on Thursday and Friday," she said. "We started at the back of a heat and didn't get many passing points in that or the qualifier so we had to go to a B Main. As the track widened out throughout the night we were able to make moves and move forward."

Saturday's finale opened with White winning a last chance qualifier, which locked her into the ninth starting position for the $5,000-to-win main event.

"Overall, it was a good end to the year," she said. "We went forward all weekend long and didn't tear up anything. On Saturday we got to focus on the track better than on Thursday and Friday and we got the car in position to be as fast as we could be. We did get faster all weekend. Every time we were on the track we got quicker and that's something we can build on."

White closed the night with an eighth-place finish, which marked her seventh top 10 of the season with the series.

She finished ninth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings and second in the Rookie of the Year chase.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (7); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 12 (22).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 7 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (17).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - LCQ: 1 (2); Feature: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 14 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc.

Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., is an oilfield truck hauling business located in Lindsay, Okla.

"Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., which is owned by my dad, has been going for 20-plus years," Harli White said. "My dad works very hard. He is my main sponsor so I can't thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., enough for the enormous support."

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

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING HAS BOTH COASTS COVERED

 Hafertepe, Jr., Thomas Lock Up Titles, Starks Wins In Florida

McKENZIE, Tenn. (November 15, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing teams added two Sprint Car titles to it’s 2017 records and a win in Florida to wrap up another busy weekend of racing in the United States.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., locked up the 2017 American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Series championship at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ, to put a cherry on the top of a stellar racing season. Hafertepe, Jr., has won 16 feature events across the country in J&J Auto Racing entries to wrap-up his second straight ASCS Series triumph.

Michael Thomas took home the hardware in the 358ci Winged Sprint Car division at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway to end a solid season in an always tough Pennsylvania racing environment.

Trey Starks drove to victory lane at Bubba Raceway Park (BRP) in Ocala, FL, on November 11 to pick-up his third win the season behind the wheel of a J&J Auto Racing machine this season. Starks held off a stout field of United Sprint Car Series (USCS) entries to take the checkered flag. Morgan Turpen followed Starks to the line at BRP as she crossed the finish line in third position.

For a complete summary of current J&J Auto Racing team victories please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

11/10/17 Trey Starks Bubba Raceway Park/FL USCS

11/11/17 Michael Thomas Selinsgrove Speedway/PA 358ci Division Champion

11/11/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Cocopah Speedway/AZ ASCS National Series Champion

To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

On a note of sadness, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Richard Gabor. A long-time and loyal J&J Auto Racing customer, Gabor owned Eagle Jet International in Miami, FL. Near and dear to our hearts, Gabor was also the car owner and friend of Keith Butler.

In honor of his back-to-back ASCS National Championship, Hafertepe, Jr., was selected as the winner of the October #WinWithJ&J Twitter photo contest this week, as J&J Auto Racing selected his tagged photo from the collection. Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

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

 

 

NEW LAFLER CAR ENERGIZES ERICK RUDOLPH’S INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES ASPIRATIONS; THREE TIME PAST SERIES CHAMP TO CONTEND FOR ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY AND ALBANY VICTORIES

ALLENTOWN, PA November 15, 2017 . . . Erick Rudolph’s standard-setting winning ways on the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels races are a matter of fact.

The Ransomville, N.Y., driver is an eight time A-Main winner and three time Indoor Racing Series champion. Rudolph was a close second to Ryan Flores in last year’s title chase after winning the series finale in Atlantic City, N.J.

Heading into the 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series events Rudolph will be coming off a career best outdoor season on dirt that produced 17 wins and the BRP big-block Modified Tour championship.

But there’s more: Rudolph, who has won all of his indoor races and titles driving cars designed and built by Ransomville neighbor Mark Lafler, will be charging through the field in an all new chassis this season.

Rudolph’s on-track TQ Midget indoor heroics are legendary.

“It’s not easy driving these things,” Rudolph said after winning his most recent Indoor Auto Racing Series championship in 2016. He makes it look that way, however, with a smooth driving style that always finds him near the front at the end.

The 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series opens at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6. Each night offers a complete show for the headline TQ Midgets.

The Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday with the Champ Karts as part of the program and 7 p.m. on Saturday with the Slingshots joining the TQ Midgets.

The NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend follows in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 26 and 27. And the first ever Indoor Series race event in New York State, set for February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y.

Though many would consider Rudolph to be a favorite, as many as 60 competitors have decidedly different ideas.

Two Connecticut champion drivers Keith Rocco, and Ryan Preece are in the field. Rocco has entered for the first time in a car formerly driven by Preece. Preece in turn, is driving the car formerly driven by the late Ted Christopher.

New Jersey native Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., will be racing the same No. 15 Lafler he drove to two wins and the championship last year.

Also expected to be a contender for victories and the championship is Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., recently crowned Wall Stadium 2017 Modified champion.

Driving a TQ Midget on the Indoor Series is a perfect off-season workout for the drivers. The TQs are open wheel race cars, specifically adapted for racing in the tight indoor speedway confines.

Powered by a 750cc motorcycle engine, the car and driver weigh only 825 pounds allowing them to ignite to speeds up to 75 mph. The unbelievable racing, with lap times under eight seconds, has produced huge fan attendance.

These are not cookie cutter race cars held in a box by a large rule book. The suspension and car design are open to the team, making it a throwback style of racing.

For choice Allentown tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. The 2016 event was a sell-out.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MICHIGAN (November 14, 2017) – The curtain came down on the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2017 season with the 38th Annual Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Battle Creek (MI) Saturday night with the last of the season’s $76,535 points money and awards handed out.

The top 12 drivers in season points were led by Steve Irwin, now a two-time SOD champion.  Irwin’s share of 2017 points money and awards was $7,609.  Irwin and wife/car owner Adrianna looked ready for to appear at a celebrity awards show in their vintage 50s-style attire.

2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Championship final points

 

Driver

Total

Trophy sponsor

1

Steve Irwin

1899

Hartford Speedway

2

Thomas Schinderle

1826

Noisee1 Motorsports

3

Gregg Dalman

1770

Crystal Motor Speedway

4

Chris Jones

1426

The Perfit Corporation

5

Ryan Ruhl

1409

Roger & Pat Holzinger

6

Jay Steinebach

1385

Lane Automotive

7

Robert Bulloch

1366

Ruiz Tree & Landscape Services

8

Andrew Scheid

1342

Merritt Speedway

9

Andy Chehowski

1342

Pell’s Tire Service

10

Mark Aldrich

1132

Engine Pro

11

Joe Swanson

1114

John & Kathie Naida

12

Tony Bures

1106

Butler Speedway

Championship points awards

Allstar Performance products compliments of Sprints On Dirt:
 
 
Aluminum radiator
 
Front axle
Knee guard
 
Wing tree
 
Aero tank cover
 
Heating pad
 
Front bumper
 
Rock screen
 
Gear totes (10)
 
Tool tray
 
Top wing cap
 
Drain pan
 
Pitman arm
 
Water temperature gauge
 
Oil pressure gauge
 
Mud scrapers
 
Drag link tether

Distributed among top 12 in championship points

Allstar Performance crew gloves compliments of Sprints On Dirt

Each driver

ATL Racing Fuel Cells product certificate

Ryan Ruhl

Driven Racing Oil Extreme Pressure Grease

Joe Swanson, Tony Bures

Hepfner Racing Products product certificate

Jay Steinebach

Hoosier Racing Tire SOD tire set

Steve Irwin

J & J Auto Racing product certificates

Ryan Ruhl, Tony Bures

Keizer Aluminum Wheels product certificates

Robert Bulloch, Joe Swanson

Maxim Racing product certificates

Gregg Dalman, Chris Jones, Andrew Scheid, Andy Chehowski, Mark Aldrich

Racing Optics tear off sleeve

Andrew Scheid

RockAuto.com product certificates

Mark Aldrich, Tony Bures

Rod End Supply product certificates

Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Chris Jones, Robert Bulloch, Andrew Scheid, Andy Chehowski, Tony Bures

Schoenfeld Headers

Gregg Dalman, Joe Swanson

Simpson driver gloves

Andrew Scheid, Andy Chehowski

Walker Performance sprint car filter system certificates

Steve Irwin (100%), Thomas Schinderle (50%), Chris Jones (20%)

Walker Performance filter cleaning kits

Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Chris Jones

 

 

Hoosier Racing Tire jackets

Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Gregg Dalman

 

 

Allstar Performance mud scrapers compliments of Sprints On Dirt

Driver draw

Driven Racing Oil Brake Cleaner

Driver draw

Driven Racing Oil Extreme Pressure Grease

Driver draw

Driven Racing Oil Foaming Degreaser

Driver draw


2017 Sprints On Dirt mini-series final standings
    The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge

1

Steve Irwin

2

Thomas Schinderle

3

Gregg Dalman

4

Chris Jones

5

Robert Bulloch

   
    The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan

1

Chad Blonde

2

Steve Irwin

3

Gregg Dalman

4

Thomas Schinderle

5

Ryan Ruhl


    The Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash

1

Thomas Schinderle

2

Joe Swanson

3

Chad Blonde

4

Jay Steinebach

5

Steve Irwin

2017 Performance Leaders

Most Lane Aurtomotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters

Ryan Ruhl

6

Most Engler Machine & Tool heat race wins

Gregg Dalman

Ryan Ruhl

3

Most COMP Cams heat race wins

Ryan Ruhl

3

Most RockAuto.com heat race wins

Steve Irwin

3

Most feature wins

Chad Blonde

5

Season Achievement Awards

Sprint Car Rookie of the Year

Andrew Scheid

Noizee1 Motorsports

Series Rookie of the Year

Thomas Schinderle

Noizee1 Motorsports

Crew Chief of the Year

Lisa Lukowski

XYZ Machining

Sportsman of the Year

Robert Bulloch

XYZ Machining

Special Recognition Awards

Engine Pro

Series title sponsor

ARP

Series title sponsor

Hoosier Racing Tire

Series tire provider

Roger & Pat Holzinger

13 years as SOD officials

Appreciation Awards

Alexis Adgate

Banquet awards presenter

XYZ Maching, Inc.

Awards sponsorships

Noizee 1 Motorsports

Awards sponsorships

Dan McCarron

Promotional representative

Motor City Racing Promotions

Race officiating personnel

Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating

Race sponsorships

Thank you Kathie Naida, Scott Menlen, Julie Beebe, Tim Beebe, Audra Hart, and Pat Holzinger for banquet preparation and services.  Thank you to Jim DeHamer, DenHamer Photo, for his photo documentation of the banquet activities.  All photos are online at www.denhamerphoto.smugmug.com.

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  All Sprints on Dirt information can be found at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP expresses its sincere thank you to our 2017 season sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor), Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating.  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

 

Brock Zearfoss will officially be crowned Port Royal Speedway champion on Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PORT ROYAL, PA (November 14, 2017) - Ending his 2017 campaign with five victories at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will officially be crowned Port Royal Speedway Track Champion during the season-ending banquet on Saturday, November 18. The title, a first-ever for the Jonestown native, was solidified during Tuscarora 50 weekend by a mere-five markers, placing Zearfoss on a list that includes Keith Kauffman, Lance Dewease, Todd Shaffer, and Larry “Smokey” Snellbaker.

“We’ve been waiting for this since the beginning of the season,” Brock Zearfoss explained, who drove his familiar Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 3Z to a track title. “It was important to us to earn a track championship at one point or another. Now that we have that under our belts, we can aim a little bit higher and attempt to earn some bigger things.”

Brock Zearfoss Racing will announce their upcoming schedule sometime during the next few weeks. The team will attempt to travel as often as possible in 2018, hitting and missing regional headliners alongside the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

On a special note, Brock Zearfoss/Port Royal Speedway track championship apparel is now available. Please visit Brock Zearfoss Racing on Facebook to learn more.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished second during the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Earned seventh win of the season during Port Royal Speedway’s finale, Open Wheel Madness. Rallied from ninth to finish fourth during Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown. Ended 2017 season with a pair of WoO main event starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (NC).

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.

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

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

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Dumesny’s Set to Vie for Vic Title Father-Son Honors

The field for this Saturday nights Victorian Sprintcar Title at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool has swelled to 50 entrants with both Matthew and Marcus Dumesny now attempting to add their names to the record books with thanks to event partner Go Traffic.

The original list of entrants included both Jamie Veal and Grant Anderson, whose fathers both secured Victorian Sprintcar Title wins during their illustrious careers, with Ken Veal winning the event in 1991, while Anderson’s father David recorded a hat-trick of wins from 1996 to 1998.

Now two young stars of the sport who carry one of the most famous Sprintcar pedigrees will aim to emulate their father Max Dumesny, who is the most crowned Victorian Champion with nine career wins in the event.

With a high-quality field of entrants for the 2017 Victorian Sprintcar Title this Saturday nights promises to be another high-class night of Speedway entertainment with the coveted Jack Willsher Cup also on offer in the Formula 500 division.

All drivers in the Victorian Sprintcar Title will be vying for the Graeme McCubbin Trophy which is named in honor of the highly respected two-time Victorian Champion.

Public gates will open at 4.00pm with cars on-track from 5.00pm.

Admission is: Adults $27.00; Concession $22.00 (Aged, Disability and VA only), Children 10-15 $10.00; Children 9 and Under are Free.

Sprintcar Entries: D2 Ben Atkinson NT2 Damian Throne S4 Lisa Walker T7 Tim Hutchins V8 Bobby Daly V9 Rod Matthews S13 Brock Hallett V14 Chris Rodda S14 Brendan Quinn S15 Aidan Hall V17 Dennis Jones VA18 Scott Reilly S19 Brad Keller S20 Glen Sutherland V22 Terry Rankin W25 Taylor Milling S27 Daniel Pestka V28 Andrew Hughes V32 Stephen Spark V35 Jamie Veal V36 Tim Van Ginneken V37 Grant Anderson V42 Jye O'Keeffe V45 Mike Van Bremen S45 Jake Tranter N47 Marcus Dumesny V47 Tim Rankin V48 Adam King V52 Darren Mollenoyux N57 Matthew Dumesny V58 Rhiannon Burleigh V59 Chris Heard V60 Jordyn Charge V61 Robert Nicholas S63 Ryan Jones V67 Luke Walker V68 Brett Milburn S71 Sam Putland S72 Chad Ely V72 Jacob Smith V73 Charles Hunter V75 Nigel Harding V77 Brayden Parr VA81 Rhys Baxter V81 Robbie Paton V88 David Murcott VA88 Grant Stansfield V90 Corey McCullagh W96 Aldo DePaoli V98 Peter Doukas

Formula 500 Entries:

A1 Liam Williams V2 Angus Hollis V4 Jack Bell V6 Mark Lincoln T7 Jock Goodyer G9 Steve Caunt V9 Jordan Rae V11 Jamie Waters V12 Ashlee Aranyosi V15 Leigh Van Ginneken V16 Michael Pearson V17 Phil Micallef V19 Marcus Gibbins Q21 Graham Williams V21 Lee Hardess V22 Dion Bellman V23 Jake Hose V28 Jason Loft V31 Chris Bellman V32 Matthew Turner SA33 Bradley Stell V33 Justin Bowen V36 Daniel Burleigh SA44 Steph Munn V48 Ryan O'Keefe V49 Josh Buckingham V52 Shane VanDuynhoven V58 Jarrod Bampfield V59 Dale Walsh SA64 Patrick Merrett V66 Kevin Freeman V68 Ben Clements V83 Adam Turner V96 Andrew Rae V97 Stewart Grant-Campbell

 

 

Bergman Bounces Back to Win Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2017) - The streak is alive!

Seth Bergman captured a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature victory for the sixth straight season last Saturday during the season finale at Cocopah Speedway.

"It's a sigh of relief to get back to Victory Lane," he said. "That's our focus week in and week out and we hadn't been able to accomplish that goal all year so to get one during the final race of the season is huge. It helps us end 2017 on the right foot and spring boards us into 2018."

Bergman kicked off the three-race finale on Thursday by advancing from third to second place during a heat race. He then maneuvered from fourth to second place in a qualifier and ranked third in overall points to garner the third starting position for the 25-lap A Main.

"We ran third for a while before passing for second midway through the race," he said. "I felt like I was running Travis Rilat down for the lead, but traffic didn't go our way in the final laps and we ended up losing a spot."

Bergman placed third and returned to the track on Friday for Round 2. He finished second in a heat race after starting third and charged from fourth to win a qualifier. That earned him the pole position for the main event.

"We got a great start and took off to the lead," he said. "I went to the top in turn one, but Joey Saldana had a great start as well and his momentum on the bottom put him in front of us down the backstretch."

Bergman ran second the entire race and once points were calculated from the two preliminary nights he was on top of the charts. That gave him the pole for Saturday's $5,000-to-win main event.

"I knew getting the lead right away would be important and we were able to do that," he said. "I was setting a good pace, but with the competition around me I couldn't just ride. I had to be aggressive and that cost me. I tried to slide Justin Sanders to lap him and had to get on the brakes to avoid contact. That opened the door for Aaron Reutzel."

Bergman fell to second with approximately 10 laps remaining after the near miss in traffic, but he rebounded in the closing circuits and retook the lead with three laps remaining.

The victory also boosted Bergman into fifth place in the championship standings, which was his second-best points finish with the series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (3).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (1).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 3 wins, 30 top fives, 45 top 10s, 56 top 15s, 63 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Baughman Taking Lessons Learned in 2017 to Focus on 410 Competition in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Nov. 14, 2017) - This season was a transition year for Josh Baughman, who is focusing on 410ci winged sprint car competition in 2018.

"It's tough," he said. "I haven't been in a 410 very long. After getting comfortable in a 360 and now it's like starting over. It's like going from a 305 to a 360. You have to build your team up. Those were some of our headaches this year."

Exactly half of Baughman's 54 races this season were in the 410 ranks with a career-best result of eighth, which he recorded on April 30 at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Baughman also posted his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result during a Knoxville Nationals preliminary night in which he rallied from 20th to a 12th-place finish.

"We had some positive moments, but we got beat up a bit this year," he said. "We'll learn a lot and get beat a lot next year, too. The main thing is to stay positive."

Baughman said his team intends to be based closer to the Northeast to tackle more All Star and World of Outlaws races. It will also give him the ability to make more trips to Central Pennsylvania and Ohio.

"Focusing on 410s is about being able to get out more and race different places," he said. "We enjoy racing over there. We enjoy the tracks and we enjoy the people."

Baughman's biggest 360ci winged sprint car highlight of this season came on July 9 at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., where he won an ASCS Warrior Region event.

"Any time you get a win, no matter where you're at the country, it's great," he said. "It's hard to get wins so you have to take them when you get them. It was something for our team to build on."

Baughman also posted podium finishes at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas; at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; and at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

He said the team will compete in a handful of 360 shows in 2018.

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PPG

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

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

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

 

 

Hill Shows Speed Throughout ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2017) - Alex Hill was fast and gained experience as she closed out her racing season during the three-day Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finale at Cocopah Speedway last weekend.

Hill got off to a solid start on Thursday when she achieved her goal of making the A Main out of the stout 36-car field.

"We finished second in our heat and fifth in our qualifier, which put us starting 13th in the A," she said. "Unfortunately, we missed the setup in the feature and dropped back to finish 20th."

Friday night also began well for Hill as she placed third in her heat, which lined her up third on the starting grid in a qualifier.

"I had a bad start in the qualifier and dropped back a bit," she said. "I was racing for fifth and made contact with another car, breaking my front end and putting us out of the race."

Hill's crew worked feverishly and was able to repair her car in time for the B Main, which she was slated to start fifth.

"My crew worked really hard and got the car fixed just in time for the B," she said. "But they didn't have time to change the setup from the heat race. The car didn't handle as well as it could have and I dropped back a bit and finished eighth. I was really happy that we were even able to start the race."

Saturday night saw Hill start third in a Last Chance Qualifier.

"I fell back and lost some spots on the start again," she said. "That's something I need to work on. I was racing for fourth most of the race until the guy I was racing with came down on me and we got together and I got sideways. I didn't spin out, but I lost a lot of momentum. I was catching back up to him, but ran out of time since it was only an eight-lap race."

A fifth-place finish relegated her to the B Main, in which she advanced from 11th to ninth place.

"We had a good car in the B," she said. "I lost some positions at the start again, but I was able to make them back up plus gain a couple more. Not passing that car in the qualifier was really big. If I had passed him, I would've started seventh in the B. That would have given me a good chance at making the A since they took the top six.

"Our goal was to make the A and we did that on the first night. I wish we could have qualified for it the other nights, but that didn't happen. We were fast most of the weekend and made some good laps. I'd say it was a good weekend overall."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 5 (3); Feature: 20 (13).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: DNF (3); B Main: 8 (5).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - LCQ: 5 (3); B Main: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 9 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BearPaw Gas and Convenience

BearPaw Gas and Convenience is a full-scale gas and tobacco convenience store. Founded in 1992, BearPaw now has two locations on the Six Nations Reserve after adding a second store last December.

"BearPaw is my dad's convenience store," Hill said. "It's also where I work and has been a major part of our race team."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, Tony Stewart Racing, Davis Fuels, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Looking to Continue Winning Streak at Talladega Short Track

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 14, 2017) - Derek Hagar is scheduled to wrap up his sprint car season this Saturday at Talladega Short Track with the USCS Series.

Hagar enters the event needing a victory to extend his winning streak at the oval in Eastaboga, Ala., to three straight seasons.

"We have a good track record at Talladega so hopefully we can end our season in Victory Lane," he said.

Hagar placed fourth at the track earlier this season during a USCS Series Speedweek event.

"I remember we didn't have the car tight enough and that hurt us," he said. "We anticipated some rubber and it didn't lay down. We backed up to fifth or sixth and worked back up to fourth. Our car got better as the race went on, but it was too little too late."

Hagar has earned six wins with the USCS Series this season, which is tied for the second most.

Additionally, he has closed his season with a victory during two of the last three years.

"It's a huge boost going into the offseason to have won your final race," he said. "You have a good taste in your mouth all offseason long while preparing for the next year. It's everyone's goal to win the season finale, but only one person achieves that goal and gets to have that smile on his or her face throughout the offseason."

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 9 wins, 28 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Starks Scores Victory and Charges to Top Five During Final Weekend of Season

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2017) - Trey Starks produced a pair of stout performances last weekend during a USCS Series doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park.

Starks led the Gobrecht Motorsports team to its third win of the season on Friday during the opening round before charging from 14th to fifth to cap Saturday's finale.

"It was a very successful weekend and is a good way to end our 2017 season," Starks said. "We had a fast race car and we showed it. There were a lot of great drivers down there including Terry McCarl, Greg Wilson, Mark Smith and Danny Smith along with the regular top USCS drivers so for us to win and earn a top five during the two nights was an accomplishment."

The weekend began on Friday with Starks advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race. That put him in a good position in points going into the main event, which landed with the inversion lining Starks up on the pole.

"We caught a break with getting the pole position because the track was predominately around the bottom," he said. "We took advantage and got the lead right away. I knew I couldn't miss my marks and get off the bottom so I tried to be patient. Getting through traffic can be tricky when the track is like that, but everything worked in our favor."

Starks led the distance to score the triumph.

The team returned to the oval on Saturday and kicked off the season finale by finishing where they started - fourth - in a dash. Starks then advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"There were a couple of early crashes we made our way through and then I just tried to pick my way through the field as best I could," he said. "We ended up working our way into the top five by the checkered flag, which was a good finish for the team and our season."

Starks maneuvered from 14th to fifth place to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

Nov. 11 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Dash: 4 (4); Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (14).

SEASON STATS -

70 races, 3 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 53 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

"I've been working with J&J Auto Racing for several years and they build the best product around," Starks said.

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

 

 

Austin Liggett Thankful For Opportunity To Compete at Oval Nationals with Phulps Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Austin Liggett had high hopes heading into the 2017 Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. Having his best season to date, Liggett teamed with Phulps Motorsports for the weekend, but the end result wasn’t quite what either party had hoped for.

“I am extremely thankful to have had the opportunity to compete with Phulps entry at Oval Nationals,” Austin Liggett said. “It is tough to learn each other in a short period of time, and that translated into our results.”

Bother Thursday and Friday night saw the Tracy, CA driver time in poorly, but he was able to take advantage of prime starting positions in his heat race to make both preliminary night feature events.

Thursday night the 2017 Hunt Series Champion recorded a 20th place finish and Friday night he would score an 18th place finish after getting into the wall and bringing out a caution during the feature event.

Saturday night’s finale saw Liggett time the famed No. 56 machine in 12th quickest in qualifying time trials, but a fourth place finish in his heat would place him in the night’s B Main.

Unable to make the transfer through the semi, Liggett would be credited with a 10th place finish.

“Mike Phulps, Kerry Fasig, and Ryan Riley are a great group of guys to work with,” Liggett added. “It was a great opportunity, and I can’t thank them all enough for thinking of me.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Lucas Oil, Tool Technology, Infinity Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-39, Wins-11, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-32

ON TAP: Liggett is tentative on his next date, but is hoping to be in action during the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

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

 

 

Tanner Carrick Takes In Three Nights of Action with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking advantage of an open weekend in his busy USAC National Midget schedule, Tanner Carrick and his Tanner Carrick racing team would make the trip to Yuma, AZ and take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during their final event of the 2017 season at Cocopah Speedway.

“It was a good experience,” Carrick said. “It was the first time I have been able to run a winged car on a big track, and I feel like I learned a lot each night.”

The three-day event got underway on Thursday night with Carrick lining the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine up in the third row of his first heat race of the night.

With a loaded field of veterans on hand, Carrick would go to school over the weekend as he kicked things off with an eighth place finish in his heat race. Moving into a qualifier, the Lincoln, CA pilot would grid the field in the fifth and final row.

Continuing to acclimate to the large Cocopah Speedway, Carrick would finish ninth and move into the 12-lap ‘B’ Main where he would line up in the second row. Battling with the likes of Harli White and Lucas Wolfe, Carrick’s fifth place finish would bring his night to an end.

Back in action on Friday night, Carrick would line up in the fourth row of his heat race, and pick up a position as he finished sixth in heat race competition. Gridding the field from the fourth row of his qualifier, the youngster would battle Sprint Car veterans JJ Hickle and Logan Forler as a ninth place finish would place him in the third row of ‘B’ Main No. 2.

Battling with the likes of Cam Smith and Josh Shipley, Carrick would gain valuable laps as he would close his night with a ninth place finish.

The three-day event would come to a close on Saturday night with Carrick lining up in the third row of his last chance qualifier. Finishing fifth, the youngster would have one final shot at transferring into the feature event via the ‘B’ Main.

Lining up ninth in the semi, Carrick would go to work with Northwest drivers Cam Smith and Greg Hamilton as they jockeyed for position inside the Top-10. When the race concluded, Carrick would close his weekend out with an eighth place finish in the semi.

“I have to thank everyone who made it possible to get out to Arizona and run for three days,” Carrick said. “We had a couple of big midget races on the horizon now, and I am looking forward to getting back to work with the Keith Kunz Motorsports guys.”

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

ON TAP: Carrick will be in action at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night with the USAC National Midget Series.

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

 

 

World of Outlaws return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri next season for first time since 2007

ELDON, Missouri — November 14, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri in 2018 on Friday, May 4, which marks the first time since 2007 that the series has visited the track. The event will be the third time overall that the Outlaws will compete at Lake Ozark Speedway.

The 2018 season will mark the second year that Tim Trimble has been the owner of Lake Ozark Speedway, which is a one-third-mile, located in Eldon, Mo. The track ran 360-winged sprint cars this past season and will be transitioning to a RaceSaver rules package for 2018.

“I remember the previous two World of Outlaws events here and the ‘Lake area’ really supported them,” said Trimble. “The folks in Central Missouri are really looking forward to the World of Outlaws coming back. The sprint car races we have on a weekly basis have a lot of side-by-side racing and the track really lends itself to good racing. We had a good first year owning the track and are really looking forward to everything 2018 has in store.”

A total of four drivers, who competed full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this past season, raced in that event in 2007 at Lake Ozark Speedway. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion was fifth, while now nine-time series titlist Donny Schatz ran sixth. Jason Sides and Jac Haudenschild also competed in that event.

Jason Johnson, who now calls Rocky Mount, Mo., home, which is about 10 miles from Lake Ozark Speedway, is a past winner at the third-mile in 360-sprint car competition. He won at the track for the first time in 2008 and visited victory lane again at Lake Ozark Speedway in 2009. Johnson, the 2016 Knoxville Nationals winner, also raced a 410-sprint car at Lake Ozark Speedway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2004.

“The track is in a fantastic location and produces a lot of good racing,” said Johnson. “We actually moved to the ‘Lake area, because it’s a beautiful place to visit and a beautiful place to live and there is the race track. I think it’s comparable to Willamette Speedway in Oregon. It’s a reddish clay and is known for producing two significant grooves, one on the bottom and definitely a cushion on the top. It makes for a lot of fun racing.”

Craig Dollansky won the most recent World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Lake Ozark Speedway in 2007 over Tim Shaffer and Joey Saldana. Shaffer, who won a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events this past season, was victorious in the inaugural Outlaws race at Lake Ozark Speedway in 2005.

The 2017 campaign was another historic one for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as 20 drivers picked up wins. Leading the way was Schatz, who scored his ninth series championship and became the first driver in series history to win 20 or more A-Feature events in five consecutive seasons. David Gravel had a career-year, earning 18 A-Feature wins, which was second only to Schatz. Gravel finished third in points for the second consecutive year.

Brad Sweet was nearly as consistent as Schatz, picking up 72 top-10 finishes just two less than the champion, with 56 of those being top-fives. Sweet visited victory lane five times in 2017 en route to finishing a career-best second in points. Pittman ended up fourth in the standings, while picking up three wins, with Shane Stewart, who reached victory lane eight times, rounding out the top-five in points.

Johnson, who won four races finished sixth in points, followed by Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Sheldon Haudenschild in seventh. Kraig Kinser, who had a win, was eighth in points, with Logan Schuchart who earned a career-high four victories ninth in the standings and rookie Brent Marks rounded out the top-10.

Information on tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri on Friday, May 4 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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Brian Sperry Racing Wraps Up 2017 Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series pres. by C&H Veteran Enterprises Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: The dominant car with the Hunt Magnetos Wingess Tour pres. by C&H Veteran Enterprises all season long, the Brian Sperry Racing No. 51 and Austin Liggett claimed the 2017 championship on Friday night in Stockton, CA at the series’ season finale.

Though Liggett was not in action due to the race being rescheduled, the body of work was good enough for the team to claim the series title on the strength of five series wins and 11 Top-Five finishes.

“I am really proud of what we accomplished in 2017 with Austin Liggett and Sean Becker,” Brian Sperry said. “Austin was extremely good night in and night out, and it was great to rack up the wins as the consistent finishes we did.”

With Liggett out last Saturday night, winged sharp shooter, Sean Becker made his second start of the year in the potent Brian Sperry No. 51 machine during the series’ season finale.

Earning quick time honors, Becker had a very strong hot rod in the feature event. Battling for the second position, Becker would be involved in a very hard wreck that still has him in the hospital recovering.

“I hate to see racecar drivers get hurt, and it’s even more unsettling when it happens in your own car,” Sperry added. “I hate it for Sean, and his entire family and I send him, Lisa, Allison, and Travis my well wishes that he bounces back quickly.”

“It was a tough deal on Friday night, but in the big picture it was a great season, and again, I have to thank Austin and Sean for strapping in for me, as well as all of the great people who supported us as well as the series.”

Brian Sperry Racing would like to thank C&H Veteran Enterprises, Excel Environmental Services, Benic Enterprise, Santomauro Racing Products, Jarrett Soares Racing, and Bailey Bros. Racing Engines for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-8, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Brian Sperry Racing has concluded the 2017 season.

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

 

 

Forsberg Fills In For Becker at King of the West Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- After Sean Becker was involved in a hard crash on Friday night in Stockton, CA, Menne Motorsports made the call to have Andy Forsberg fill in for the King of the West finale, and Forsberg would be the first to tell you it didn’t go as hoped.

“First off I want to wish Sean Becker well, and hope he has a speedy recovery,” Andy Forsberg said. “Secondly, I want to thank the Menne family for the opportunity to fill in. It’s the second time I have driven in place of Sean this year, and it is crazy to me how different we like our cars.”

Timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay, Inc. backed No. 75 in 13th quickest in qualifying time trials, the 2017 Civil War Series Champion was able to race his way into a dash spot by way of his third place finish in his heat race.

Finishing ninth in the Dash, the Auburn, CA driver was set to take the green flag for the 30-lap feature event from the fifth row. Running inside the Top-10 for the first handful of laps, Forsberg would lose the handle in turns three and four on lap nine.

After the mishap, Forsberg would opt to call it a night and return the Menne Motorsports machine to the trailer in one piece and allow the team the opportunity to get ready for 2018.

“I couldn’t believe I spun out like a total rookie,” Forsberg said. “I was hoping to put together a good run for the Shark and the Menne’s but the smartest thing I did was pull of early while the car was in one piece. Again, huge thanks to the Menne family, and again sending well wishes to the Becker family.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-38, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 21, Top 10’s- 26

ON TAP: The Menne Motorsports team has concluded their 2017 season.

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

 

 

Kyle Offill Claim’s Garth E. Moore Insurance Services Rookie of the Year with the SCCT

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Kyle Offill capped his rookie season in a winged sprint car by finishing 12th with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and netting the Garth E. Moore Insurance Services Rookie of the Year away.

“We got off to a great start to the night, and things were going well until I biked pretty good at the start of the feature and lost a ton of track position,” Kyle Offill said. “Luckily Brad, Alex, and my Dad gave me a really good car and we were able to rebound.”

Timing in seventh overall with 41 cars in the pit area, Kyle Offill would race through his heat race and pick up a third place finish and transfer the Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber backed No. 2K machine directly into the final 35-lap feature event of the season.

Lining up 12th in the starting grid, the wicked fast Stockton Dirt Track would bite Offill a little as his machine would bicycle and it would result in him fall back to the tail end of the field.

Though frustrated with how things began to play out, Offill stayed poised inside the helmet and began working his way back forward. When the race’s first caution flew on the 16th lap, the Tracy, CA wheelman had already managed to work his way up to 14th in the running order.

Once the first caution flew, the pace of the race would change with a myriad of cautions hampering the final half of the season finale. Working into 13th, Offill would run there for much of the second half of the race until he was able to move in 12th on the 31st lap where he would go on to finish.

“I really have to thank Brad Goebel and Alex Johnson for all their hard work especially since we brought out a second car for Ryan Bernal,” Offill added. “I also need to thank Shane Maibes for all of his help, as well as all of our partners for their continued support. I am looking forward to this winter and getting ready for 2018 starting with the Chili Bowl in the RAYPRO owned car again.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, Taco Bravo, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 34, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 7

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing are set to end their season on November 4th in Stockton, CA as Offill looks to earn Rookie of the Year honors with the SCCT.

 

 

Early Contact Ends Cody Lamar’s 2017 Season Early

PETERSEN MEDIA- Strapping into the family owned No. 9L for one final time in 2017 on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Cody Lamar would race his way into the Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event, only to see early contact end his night early.

“It was kind of a bummer way to end our season,” Cody Lamar said. “We timed in well, and didn’t get out of our heat but we raced into the ‘A’ from the semi. We were making some good laps, but we had some help getting knocked off the back stretch and it ended our night early.”

With 41 cars checked into the pit area for the final SCCT event of the 2017 season, Lamar would time the A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9L machine in 11th quickest overall and fifth fastest in his qualifying group.

Battling for a transfer position in his heat race, Lamar would end up on the outside looking in as his seventh place finish would place him in the 15-lap ‘B’ Main event for one final attempt at qualifying for the feature event.

Leading laps early in the semi, Lamar would settle for a second place finish which was still good enough to move him into the final 35-lap feature event of the 2017 season.

Lining up 13th in the feature event, Lamar would slip back to 15th when the race came to life where he would run until contact with another driver would push him off the racing surface and ultimately bring his night to an early end.

“It is a little frustrating to end our season like that, but you always have good nights and bad nights in this deal,” Lamar added. “I have to thank everyone who helped us out all year long, and made all of this possible to do.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Cody’s 2017 season has concluded.

 

 

BRIAN “THE EDGE” MONTIETH, CENTRAL PA 410 SPRINT RACING SUPERSTAR, IS LATEST TRENTON EAST COAST MICRO DIRT NATIONALS DECEMBER 1-2 ENTRANT

TRENTON, NJ November 14, 2017 . . . Brian Montieth, affectionately known as ‘The Edge’ for his penchant of getting the most out of his Premier Auto Works No. 21 410 Sprint Cars, will be putting Indoor Auto Racing Series fans on the edges of their seats this December 1-2, 2017.

Montieth is the latest entry for the first East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals, coming up at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J.

The Phoenixville, Pa., native will be driving a wingless dirt 600cc Micro Sprint in the much anticipated race that is owned by Tom Fraschetta.

“It’s a new challenge for sure,” Montieth said. “I’ll be looking to find the fast way around the track like I do at Williams Grove and Lincoln.”

Montieth, 43, won two feature events and his sixth career Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint championship in the last ten years this season. He ended 2017 fifth in points at Williams Grove Speedway.

The veteran wheelman learned his racing skills in Quarter Midgets where he carved 500 notches in his victory belt. He was an eight-time Pennsylvania state champion and a national Quarter Midget champion.

Rich black clay has been ordered and the track crew is preparing to make it banked, smooth, tacky and fast. Race teams have responded with nearly 100 600cc Micro Sprints entered for top drivers from eight different states.

Though Montieth could well be classified as a pre-race favorite, he’ll be a rookie at the new venue as will everyone else.

Fellow Sprint Car driver Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pa., who finished second in Tony Stewart’s All Star 410 Sprint Car series this year, and top Pa. Posse driver Steve Buckwalter have also announced their attentions to compete. New York state 360 Sprint car drivers Scott Kreutter and Joe Trenca are also planning an assault of the East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals ranks.

New Egypt Speedway dirt Modified champion Billy Pauch Jr. and Kutztown’s SpeedSTR king pin Tim Buckwalter enter the race with plenty of 600cc Micro Sprint Experience. The two versatile drives finished one-two this season in Kutztown’s 600cc Micro Sprint points.

The stakes are high: a $5,000 first place prize awaits the winner of the Saturday night A-Main if they enter the Gambler’s Bonus program.

Though the East Coast Indoor Nationals is a new attraction, the CURE Insurance Arena (formerly Sun National Bank Center), has hosted TQ Midget racing for the past four years on the arena’s concrete floor.

The racing schedule will tentatively call for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday it will be “alphabet mains,” with racers having the opportunity to advance from double F, E, D, C and B-mains to the 40 lap “A” feature.

 

 

Cam’s Pizzeria, Missile Motorsports Partner at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (November 14, 2017) – Missile Motorsports is proud to welcome Cam’s Pizzeria of Oswego as a supporter of both of their Pathfinder Bank Small Supermodifieds, driven in 2018 by Anthony Losurdo and Dan Kapuscinski.

Cam’s Pizzeria is the official pizzeria of Oswego Speedway, providing hot and ready pizzas to heat race winners throughout the season.

“Cam’s has been a great supporter of Oswego Speedway the last several years,” said Kapuscinski. “Anthony (Master) and his team are a great group, and we look forward to working with them in 2018.”

Located at 31 W. Bridge St. in Oswego, Cam’s Pizzeria provides the very best products, maintaining an unwavering commitment to quality.

Offering a wide variety of pizzas, chicken wings, appetizers, subs & wraps, salads, pasta dinners and even desserts, Cam’s Pizzeria has it all.

Coupled with an online catering menu, Cam’s Pizzeria can cover your every need.

For more information on Cam’s Pizzeria of Oswego, be sure to visit their pizza booth under the main grandstand at Oswego Speedway on Saturday nights during the racing season as well as online at www.camspizzeria.com.

Missile Motorsports and Cam’s Pizzeria will first hit Oswego Speedway at its open practice session scheduled for Saturday, May 19 before coming back for the Speedway’s 68th annual season opener on Saturday, May 26.

Missile Motorsports Partners: Cam’s Pizzeria, FFB Race Chassis, Performance Manufacturing, Slack Karts

 

 

DJ Netto Takes Two Top-10’s Home From Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking on both the King of the West Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night during one big season finale event in Stockton, CA, DJ Netto would finish eighth with the King of the West Series, which wrapped up fourth place in the 2017 standings, and finished seventh in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event.

“To come away with two Top-10 finishes against two pretty tough fields of cars is a good feeling,” DJ Netto said. “It was nice to cap off my season with Tri-C Motorsports with a good run, and like I said earlier this week, I am very thankful for the opportunity Clyde and Marion Lamar provided me.”

In King of the West action, Netto would time the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 3C machine in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials before picking up a second place finish in his heat race.

By way of his heat race run, the Hanford, CA product would move into the KWS Dash where an eighth place finish would line him up in the fourth row for the final 30-lap KWS feature event of the 2017 season.

A cool night in Stockton, CA saw the track hold up very nicely and hold a lot of moisture that made for some high-speed racing. Running inside the Top-10 during the duration of the race that was mired with cautions and stoppages, Netto would battle with the likes of Bill Balog and Bud Kaeding for much of the feature.

When the final KWS checkered flag of the year flew following a late restart, Netto would come across the line with an eighth place finish which would net him fourth in the final series standings.

Piloting the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 88n in SCCT 360 action, Netto would get off to a nice start in that program as well as he timed in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Netto would finish in the third position and move into the 35-lap SCCT finale where he lined up in the 11th starting position.

The first 16-laps of the feature would go non-stop and Netto would work his way up to the eighth position when the race’s first caution flag flew. Once the first caution flew the flow of the race changed dramatically. Under yellow, Netto would have a left rear tire go down and he would be forced into the work area giving up his position inside the Top-10.

From the tail end of the field, Netto would take advantage of the handful of cautions sprinkled throughout the second half of the race as he was able to fight his way back up to finish seventh when it was all said and done.

“It was kind of a wild night of racing, and we were lucky to survive,” Netto added. “It was tough running two cars, so I really have to thank everyone who pitched it and helped, and made it possible. It was a fun winged season in 2017, and I am eager to see what the future holds.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-62, Wins-3, Top 5’s-24, Top 10’s-38

ON TAP: DJ Netto is scheduled to be in action with the USAC National Midget Series at Bakersfield Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Gualda Battles Hard at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard the C&M Motorsports No. 7C for one final time in 2017, Tony Gualda would fight hard during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s season finale until a part failure late in the feature event ended his season a few laps early.

“It didn’t quite go as we all had hoped,” Tony Gualda said. “I didn’t get our night started very well in time trials and I had to play catch up the rest of the night. Luckily Cody and the guys gave me a really good car and we were able to work our way into the feature.”

Timing the Moorefield Construction/PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness backed No. 7c in fifth quickest in his time trials group, Gualda would line up in the third row of his heat race.

Battling for the final heat race transfer position, Gualda would finish in the fifth spot which would force him into the 15-lap ‘B’ main. Lining up seventh in the semi, Gualda would need to pick up a few positions as just the Top-Six finishers would continue on with their nights.

Fighting hard in the semi, Gualda would show a never give up attitude as he worked his way into a transfer position. On a fast racing surface, the Hollister, CA driver would finish fifth and make his way into the final SCCT feature event of the 2017 season.

Lining up 21st on the starting grid for the feature event, Gualda would do a nice job of making headway on a relatively narrow racing surface. In a fast paced opening 16 laps, the young gasser would work his way up to the 16th position when the race’s first caution flew.

On a restart, Gualda would have some help getting up off the racing surface and as he was shuffled to the back he would have a rear end failure on the 25th lap and it would bring his night to an early end.

“I really have to thank Cody and Mandi for the opportunity to driver for them this year,” Gualda added. “Looking forward to regrouping this off season and coming back strong for next year.”

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

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team’s 2017 season has concluded.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-39, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-16.

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

 

 

World of Outlaws return to Farley Speedway in Iowa next season for first time since 1994

FARLEY, Iowa — November 14, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Farley Speedway in Iowa in 2018 on Friday, June 22, which marks the first time since 1994 that the series has visited the track. The event will be the fourth overall for the series at the now-three-eights-mile. The Outlaws were scheduled to race at Farley Speedway in 2004, but that event fell to rain.

“It’s been a long time since the World of Outlaws have been at Farley Speedway, so the fans will be excited to have them back,” said Jason Rauen of Farley Speedway Promotions, Inc., the group that owns Farley Speedway. “It definitely will be a fast-paced, exciting night of racing. We are very excited to be able to put this event on and showcase Farley Speedway to a lot of new fans.”

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, was victorious in the series last visit to Farley Speedway in 1994. Kinser also won in 1993 at the track, while three-time series titlist and fellow Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell was victorious in the inaugural Outlaws race at Farley in 1992. Those three events were contested on the original half-mile configuration of the track. The Outlaws will be seeing the track in its current three-eighths-mile layout for the first time.

“With the smaller configuration of the track, it makes things tighter and faster-paced,” noted Rauen. “On a smaller track, a lot more is going on. We put some new dirt on the track toward the end of this past season and the surface was really, really good. Some of our best races were at the end of the year. We can’t wait for the 2018 season to get here.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competed at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa for the first time this past season, which is about 75 miles away from Farley Speedway and also owned by Farley Speedway Promotions, Inc. Shane Stewart won that 25-lap event over Brad Sweet and Jason Johnson.

The 2017 season saw 20 drivers pick up wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Donny Schatz led the way, en route to earning his ninth series championship. The North Dakota native also became the first driver in series history to win 20 or more A-Feature events in five consecutive seasons. David Gravel had a career-year, earning 18 A-Feature wins and 19 victories overall with the Outlaws, which was second only to Schatz. Gravel finished third in points for the second consecutive year.

Brad Sweet was nearly as consistent as Schatz, picking up 72 top-10 finishes, just two less than the champion, with 56 of those being top-fives. Sweet visited victory lane five times in 2017 en route to finishing a career-best second in points. Daryn Pittman ended up fourth in the standings, while picking up three wins, with Shane Stewart, who reached victory lane eight times, rounding out the top-five in points.

Jason Johnson, who won four races, finished sixth in points, followed by Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Sheldon Haudenschild in seventh. Kraig Kinser, who had a win, was eighth in points, with Logan Schuchart who earned a career-high four victories ninth in the standings and rookie Brent Marks rounded out the top-10.

Information on tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Farley Speedway in Iowa on Friday, June 22, 2018 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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Dominic Scelzi Highlights Strong Performance at Stockton With Victory

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi loves racing at Stockton Dirt Track and last Saturday was a great indicator why.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the Tribute to Gary Patterson event and was in contention to capture the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event as well until a late-race crash.

"I was extremely happy with how everything went," he said. "To be second and third quickest in qualifying and make the dashes, let alone win the dashes in both classes, was huge. That was big. I think it put an exclamation point on how fast we've been. It was an all around good night."

Scelzi had nearly mirror performances in both classes. He qualified third quickest, advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race and won the dash from the pole position in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour division. That gave him the pole for the 35-lap A Main.

"I wasn't getting the starts I needed to be getting in the main event," he said. "I just couldn't get going. We lost the lead on the initial start, but I ran Cory (Eliason) down and passed him in traffic. Unfortunately, a yellow came out and we went back behind him for the restart. Within two or three laps we were over him again. We were passing him on the inside of turns three and four when something broke on his car. I think there was about 15 laps to go then and we went unchallenged the rest of the way.

"That was a great feeling to know we could knock off another win. We've been so close the two months we've been at home. When you finally have a night go your way and you can knock off a big win like that with so many good cars there is huge. It's great to be able to end the season that way."

The triumph paid $5,000 plus Scelzi added $1,000 for winning the dash. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/kWMGDBJYVLE.

The team was eager to duplicate the success in King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series competition. Scelzi timed in second quickest in qualifying, placed third in a heat race and won the dash from the pole position. Here is a link to watch the dash win and here his post-race thoughts: https://youtu.be/HOTIwz-1wXA.

Scelzi started the main event on the inside of the front row for the second time that night.

"It went really similar as Cory won the start," he said. "We chased him down and were racing him for the lead. A yellow came out and I had a bad restart. We fell to third and then to fourth. However, with a couple of laps to go Cory, Tim Kaeding, Kyle Hirst and I were bumper to bumper in traffic. I split two lapped cars. The guy on the outside turned down and his left front tire clipped my right rear and off we went."

Scelzi was in contention for the win when the late-race contact led him to flipping. He was unable to resume the race and was credited with a 12th-place finish. Here is a link to watch the A Main: https://youtu.be/d6az9HHdATM.

Scelzi has one remaining event on tap this season. He will drive for Van Lare Racing Nov. 24-25 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 11 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (410 sprint) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (1).

Nov. 11 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (360 sprint) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 24-25 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

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

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"When you look around the pits almost every car has Weld Wheels," Scelzi said. "The majority of people run their product because of its strength and durability. Last weekend we were banging up against the cushion and the wheels held up great."

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

 

 

Late Race Contact Dashes Steven Tiner’s Potential Top Five Run at SCCT Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Looking to close his 2017 campaign out on a high note with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Stockotn, CA, late race contact would dash Steven Tiner’s top five run with the tour as he would be relegated to a 13th place finish.

“We had a really good car in the feature event, and I think we had a good shot at getting on the podium,” Steven Tiner said. “Unfortunately on a restart someone got into the back of us and pushed me through the infield and we had a bit of an adventure and ended up finishing 13th.”

Timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Fisher Racing Engines backed No. 94 machine in quickest in his qualifying group, the Sacramento, CA native turned Visalia, CA resident would work his way to a second place finish in his heat race and earn a spot in both the Dash and the feature event.

Finishing sixth in the Dash, the 2017 Placerville Speedway Track Champion would grid the field from the third row for one final feature event of the year. On the hooked up and fast Stockton Dirt Track, Tiner got off to a nice start as he ran in the fifth spot during the first 16 laps of the race that clicked off with no stoppages.

Continuing to run in fifth, Tiner would move into fourth on a lap 19 restart as he chased after Dominic Scelzi, Shane Golobic, and Willie Croft. Finding himself in a battle with Kyle Hirst, Tiner would slip back to the fifth spot just before the caution flew on lap 26.

The ensuring restart would see Tiner feel contact to the rear of his car and it would force him to take a wile ride through the field before being able to get back on the racing surface in turns one and two.

Falling back to 12th, Tiner would eventually lose another position, as he would come home with a 13th place finish.

“It definitely was not the way we wanted to end our year, but at least we ended it having a lot of speed,” Tiner said. “Great to win the Placerville Track Championship, great to go back to Little Rock, AR and make the show, and great to have a good Trophy Cup for the most part. I want to thank all of the people who work hard and support our team, and hopefully we can find some more help this winter and come out strong in 2018.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-43, Wins-3, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Steven Tiner’s 2017 has come to a close.

 

 

Lucas Ashe 15th in 2017 Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a smooth Trophy Cup under the guidance of Jim Van Lare, the duo teamed back up to close out the 2017 season on Saturday night in Stockton, CA as Ashe recorded a 15th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“It’s been kind of tough not racing that much since July, so it felt really good to be back in the seat on Saturday,” Lucas Ashe said. “It was our second weekend working with Jim Van Lare, and we are happy with how it went.”

Timing the SALCO, Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 33 machine in sixth quickest in his time trial group, the Cottonwood, CA driver got the job done in his heat race as he worked up to the fourth position at the finish line which was good enough to transfer him directly into the feature event.

Finding himself in the ninth row for the 35-lap finale, Ashe had his work cut out for him on a wicked fast racing surface against a start studded starting line up. When the race came to life, Ashe would get off to a bit of a sluggish start as a jumble of cars would see him fall back to 21st.

With the first 16-laps moving along with no stoppages, Ashe would find himself back in the 19th position when the race’s first yellow finally flew. When the race picked back up, Ashe was able to take advantage of a few double file restarts as he worked his way up to 13th at one point.

While restarts helped him out on a couple of occasions, a late one would see him give up a couple of positions on the speedway as he would fall back to 15th on the 27th lap.

Continuing to try and fight his way forward, Ashe would go on to close his 2017 season out with a 15th place finish with the SCCT in it’s first season of existence.

“I am thankful we had the opportunity to come out and work with Jim Van Lare and his guys again in one final race,” Lucas Ashe said. “We will go to work over this winter and hopefully finalize our 2018 plans in the coming weeks.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components, Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 31, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Ashe’s 2017 winged sprint car season has come to a close.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

Justyn Cox 5th with SCCT in Series’ Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the season ending event on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Cox would have a very strong showing that ended with him going home with a fifth place finish.

“I felt pretty solid all night long,” Cox said. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start in time trials, but we had a car that raced very well and we were able to bring it home with a fifth place finish.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in third quickest in his time trial group, the Clarksburg, CA driver would pick up the win in his heat race and move into the feature event with a guaranteed Top-10 starting spot.

With his time trial effort keeping him out of the Dash, Cox would take the green flag from the 10th starting position alongside series Champion, Kyle Hirst. On a fast racing surface, the first 16-laps would click off in rapid fire fashion and Cox would find himself in the ninth spot when that happened after getting over the cushion on the race’s opening lap.

When the action resumed, Cox was able to pick up another position as he took over eighth before the slew of cautions took over the flow of the race.

A red on lap 21 allowed crews to get to their cars, and Cox and company would make some changes to the Cox Racing entry in an effort to get the car a little better for the race’s final 14-laps.

Admittedly going in the wrong direction, Cox would have his hands full though was still able to pick up some key positions in the closing laps. Getting into fifth on the 27th lap, Cox would chase after Willie Croft and Hirst who ran just ahead of him, but would not quite get to them as he finished the race with a fifth place finish.

“We tried to make something happen under the red, but we ended up getting too free, and I just held on to what I could,” Cox said. “We also had our 410 out on Saturday night, but we had issues all night and really didn’t get a chance to run. I have to thank everyone who makes this all possible for us to run so much, and be competitive.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-50, Wins-6, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-29

ON TAP: Cox will shed the wings again and take part in the Sprint Car portion of Turkey Night in Ventura, CA on November 22nd and 23rd.

 

 

Bittersweet Season Finale for Andy Gregg

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making some changes to his engine program before Saturday night’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour season finale in Stockton, CA, Andy Gregg was extremely pleased with the results, but unfortunately a suspension failure during the ‘B’ main event would end the Placerville, CA driver’s night early.

“We have been fighting this one engine all year, and we made some changes to it leading up to Stockton and it came alive,” Andy Gregg said. “We were on our way to transferring out of the semi, but a rear arm failed with a few laps to go and I did everything I could to stay in the top six, but we slipped back to eighth.”

Checking the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol Ace Hardware backed No. 16 in at Stockton Dirt Track Saturday night, Gregg would time his machine in seventh quickest in his time trial group.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, the Placerville, CA driver would pick up one position and finish sixth, which would force him into the 15-lap ‘B’ Main event for one last chance to advance into the 35-lap feature event.

Gregg would get off to a great start in the semi as he would jump up into the second spot and turn in some really nice laps. Battling with Cody Lamar for the top spot, Gregg would lead the seventh lap but would fall back to second as he and Lamar diced it up.

With five laps to go, Gregg’s entry would noticeably have something wrong with it as the car was laid over the right rear corner would a suspension issue. Holding on as long as he could, Gregg would fall out of a transfer position on the final lap as he would lose several spots and end his night with an eighth place finish.

“I tried everything I could the last few laps,” Gregg said. “Unfortunately I could not hold on long enough and we fell out of a transfer spot. I have to thank everyone who aided me this year in one way or another. It was a total team effort all season long, and I appreciate all who stuck with me. We will go to work this winter and see what we can put together for 2018.”

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

ON TAP: Gregg’s 2017 season has come to a close.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-26, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-7

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

 

 

Willie Croft Fourth at SCCT Finale; 2nd in Final Points

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft capped a very strong 2017 Sprint Car Challenge Tour season with a fourth place finish at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night. With his finish, Croft also solidified a very strong second place finish in the series standings in its inaugural season.

“We would have liked to have been a few spots better on Saturday night, but it was a really tough field of cars, so to come away with a Top-Five and finish second in the final point standings really made for a nice Saturday night,” Willie Croft said.

Timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 in second fastest overall and second fastest in his qualifying group, Croft would line up in the second row of his heat race.

Finishing fourth in his heat, Croft would move directly into the 35-lap feature event, but do to a very good qualifying effort he would also earn a berth into the six-lap dash.

Finishing fourth in the Dash, Croft would grid the field from the second row for the final 35-lap SCCT feature event of the 2017 season. On an extremely fast racing surface, Croft would move into third right away as he chased after Cory Eliason and Dominic Scelzi who ran ahead of him.

With cars turning in extremely fast lap times, Croft would fall in line as the first 16 laps reeled off in non stop fashion. Once the first caution flew, the flow of the race was slowed drastically and the field would see a handful of double file restarts in the second half of the race.

Continuing to run in the lead pack, Croft would see Shane Golobic get by him and put back to fourth briefly before the leader ran into issues on the 18th lap, and Croft moved back up into the third position.

As the race moved along, the leaders would find themselves in traffic in the home stretch of the race, and this would allow Kyle Hirst to battle with Croft for the final spot on the podium.

In the race’s closing laps, Croft would see his brother-in-law sneak by him and Croft would close his 2017 SCCT campaign with a fourth place finish.

“I have to thank all of the people who made this entire year possible,” Croft said. “We had a string of some bad luck, but nobody got down, and we continued to battle. A good night to end our 2017 SCCT season.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-49, Wins-1, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-22.

ON TAP: Croft will take a couple weeks off before bringing his 2017 season to a close at Arizona Speedway for the 2nd Annual Copper Classic November 24th and 25th.

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

 

 

Sean Watts Closes 2017 With an Eventful Top-10 at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting behind the wheel of the WRS No. 98 for one final time in 2017 on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Sean Watts would endure a chaotic night but would come home with a 10th place finish when the dust settled.

“It was a pretty crazy night, and I am happy we survived and came home with a Top-10 finish,” Sean Watts said. “We made a couple trips to the work area, and my guys did a great job of getting me back on the track time and time again.”

Timing the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction backed No. 98 machine in 11th quickest in qualifying time trials, Watts would line up on the front row of his heat race.

Racing with the likes of Bud Kaeding, Shane Golobic, and Dominic Scelzi, Watts would slip back and finish in the fourth position. Moving into the feature event, the Atwater, CA driver would grid the field from the 13th starting spot for the final 30-lap feature event of the 2017 season.

On a wicked fast racing surface, Watts would have his hands full early. Opting to duck in the work area on the fourth lap under yellow, Watts had his guys go to work on his car trying to make it more drivable with 26 laps still to be ran.

Making some quick changes, Watts would tag the field from the back of the pack, but within a few laps would find his nose wing askew creating more problems for the young racer.

Adapting the best he could, Watts would stay focused and he slowly worked his way back forward. Late in the race, contact would force Watts back into the work area with just two laps to go, and again his team would get him back on the racing surface.

Able to restart, Watts would bring his 2017 to a close with a 10th place finish.

“The hardest part about the last couple months of the season was just not racing much,” Watts said. “Hopefully we can figure something out for more races in the fall for us, but other than that it was a decent year for the team with some ups and some downs. I am thankful to everyone who works hard to make it possible.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet America, Darrel Varni Electric, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

MERCH: Make sure to click over to www.billetamericaproducts.com or visit the No. 98 hauler in the pit area to grab a new Sean Watts T Shirt.

ON TAP: The 2017 season as concluded.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports Close KWS Season Out in Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports team ended their 2017 King of the West campaign the exact same way it started, and that was in victory lane as Eliason claimed the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

“To win the season opener, and season finale in the same year is pretty cool, and I owe it all to these guys who work on this car,” Cory Eliason said. “We definitely would have loved to be in the Championship battle but unfortunately it didn’t play out but we still ended up third overall.”

Timing the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve/Fire Protection Management No. 20 car in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials, the Kingsburg, CA driver would race his way to a win in his heat race and earn a spot into the nightly dash.

Running second in the Dash to Dominic Scelzi, Eliason would line up on the front row for the final 30-lap feature of the season on wicked fast Stockton Dirt Track alongside Dominic Scelzi.

Getting the early jump, Eliason would lead the way in a race that would be hampered by stoppages every few laps. Not letting the stoppages mess with his rhythm, Eliason would continue to nail his restarts and keep the likes of Scelzi and Tim Kaeding at bay.

The longest green flag run of the night would go from lap 18-28, and during this 10-lap run, Eliason put on an exhibition through traffic as he left his challengers behind until the red lights flashed with just two to go.

One finale restart stood between Eliason and victory lane, though he would have Tim Kaeding on his rear bumper coming to the green. Just as he had done all night, Eliason had a flawless restart as he drove away from the pack and parked the Antaya Motorsports machine in victory lane for the fifth time in 2017.

“It was a great year for our team,” Eliason said. “I can’t thank everyone enough who made it possible. We were really fast night in and night out, and to end the year with a win is a great feeling.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., and Kaeding Performance for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 30, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 14, Top 10’s: 20

ON TAP: The 2017 season has concluded for Antaya Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

Swindell Earns Eight Wins in Five Different States With Four Racing Series

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is only three winning seasons away from producing at least one victory per season for 50 consecutive years.

Swindell earned eight wins this season to push his streak to 47 straight winning seasons.

"I'm 62-years-old and most people say I shouldn't be doing this or I can't do it," he said. "For someone that is my age to be able to compete and do it the way I've done it with different series, different teams, different cars, makes it even more of an accomplishment for me."

Swindell posted an ASCS Mid-South Region best three victories, including sweeping the Short Track Nationals for the second straight year. The win also marked his fifth career triumph in the event, which is the most of any driver in the storied history of the race.

"Winning Short Track Nationals back to back and all the good runs we had late in the year stand out," he said. "It's pretty neat to be part time and race at different places and be so successful. The first part of the year didn't go right, but we know what happened and some of it was out of our control. To be able to get it back on track was pretty amazing."

The Short Track Nationals win was his final of the season and it marked his fifth victory in a six-race span, including three with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Seven of the season wins came with car owner A.G. Rains while the other was in New York while driving for Jared Zimbardi during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race.

"Going into New York and winning with the Zimbardi's and running the Mark Coldren car in Central Pennsylvania with a second-place finish at Williams Grove was neat," Swindell said. "It's not easy going and getting in a different program and competing for wins.

"I want to thank all of the different car owners and teams for asking me to drive for them this year. Hopefully we can build on this year and expand in 2018."

Swindell also claimed a USCS Series event win and he was victorious in five states - Arkansas, New York, Tennessee, Missouri and Colorado.

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 8 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, CP Pistons, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Rossie Feed & Grain, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Trio of South Aussies Adds Class to Vic Title Field

South Australian duo Brad Keller and Ryan Jones have added their names to the entry list for this Saturday nights Victorian Sprintcar Title at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as presented by Go Traffic.

Keller, who will pilot his familiar James Rosenberg Racing / Brad Keller Racing, Shadetec S19, in what will prove to be yet another invaluable hit out for the 2017-18 World Series Sprintcars contracted driver.

Four-time Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion, Jones, needs no introduction to Victorian Race Fans, having himself been a contracted World Series Sprintcars Driver and a regular visitor to Premier Speedway.

Chad Ely who will be at the wheel of the Jamie Stark owned S72 car, is another former Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion and will be most determined to add some more silverware to his trophy cabinet this weekend.

Since Ron Clark claimed the first Victorian Sprintcar Title back in 1968, there have only 25 different drivers who have claimed the right to be crowned as Victorian Champion.

Since claiming his first Title in 1984, the legendary Max Dumesny has claimed nine wins, the most recent being in 2002. Ron Smith is next on the list after he too enjoyed a golden run during the 1970’s where he tasted success with a hat-trick of victories from 1970-72, before returning to the top step of the podium again in 1974 and 1975.

David Anderson and Garry Brazier both secured a hat-trick of wins as well, with Anderson saluting in 1996, 97 and 98, while Brazier enjoyed his golden run from 1993 to 1995.

This weekend, five drivers will try to add their names to the record books for a second time, with David Murcott (2006), Tim Rankin (2011), Darren Mollenoyux (2013), Daniel Pestka (2015) and last years winner Aidan Hall all aiming to collect a second Victorian Title.

Of the entrants for this weekend, both Grant Anderson and Jamie Veal will be trying to emulate the deeds of their fathers, in becoming Victorian Champions, with David Anderson as mentioned above being a three-time winner, while Ken Veal was able to claim his maiden Victorian Title back in 1991.

This weekend’s entry list is a star-studded line-up with Keller, Jones and Ely set to be joined by Veal, Anderson, Mollenoyux, Murcott, Rankin, Hall, Pestka, while Ben Atkinson, Brett Milburn, Corey McCullagh, Jye O’Keeffe and current Western Australian and Northern Territory State Champ Tim Van Ginneken will be in the field which is rapidly approaching 50 cars.

All drivers in the Victorian Sprintcar Title will be vying for the Graeme McCubbin Trophy which is named in honor of the highly respected two-time Victorian Champion.

Public gates will open at 4.00pm with cars on-track from 5.00pm. The Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup will run in conjunction with the Victorian Sprintcar Title, with more than 30 entries, including the defending Jack Willsher Cup winner and current Aussie Champion Liam Williams headlining an impressive entry list.

Admission is: Adults $27.00; Concession $22.00 (Aged, Disability and VA only), Children 10-15 $10.00; Children 9 and Under are Free.

Victorian Sprintcar Champions:

1968 Ron Clark 1969 Bill Willis 1970 Ron Smith 1971 Ron Smith 1972 Ron Smith 1973 Dave Conlin 1974 Ron Smith 1975 Ron Smith 1976-77 Les Harrower 1977-78 Bill Wigzell 1978-79 Graeme McCubbin 1979-80 Graeme McCubbin 1981 Daryl Jago 1982 Garry Rush 1983 Bill Barrows 1984 Max Dumesny

1985 Danny Smith 1986 Ian Lewis 1987 Max Dumesny 1988 Brett Lacey 1989 Max Dumesny 1990 Max Dumesny 1991 Ken Veal 1992 Max Dumesny 1993 Garry Brazier 1994 Garry Brazier 1995 Garry Brazier 1996 David Anderson 1997 David Anderson 1998 David Anderson 1999 Max Dumesny 2000 Max Dumesny 2001 Max Dumesny 2002 Max Dumesny 2003 Kurt Winker 2004 Ken Satori 2005 Robbie Farr 2006 David Murcott 2007 Matthew Reed 2008 John Vogels 2009 Matthew Reed 2010 Stephen Bell 2011 Tim Rankin 2012 Stephen Bell & Robbie Farr (Dead Heat) 2013 Darren Mollenoyux 2014 Kyle Hirst 2015 Daniel Pestka 2016 John Vogels 2017 Aidan Hall

2017 Victorian Sprintcar Title Entry List:

D2 Ben Atkinson NT2 Damian Throne S4 Lisa Walker T7 Tim Hutchins V8 Bobby Daly V9 Rod Matthews S13 Brock Hallett V14 Chris Rodda S14 Brendan Quinn S15 Aidan Hall

V17 Dennis Jones VA18 Scott Reilly S19 Brad Keller S20 Glen Sutherland V22 Terry Rankin W25 Taylor Milling S27 Daniel Pestka V28 Andrew Hughes V32 Stephen Spark V35 Jamie Veal V36 Tim Van Ginneken V37 Grant Anderson V42 Jye O'Keeffe V45 Mike Van Bremen S45 Jake Tranter V47 Tim Rankin V48 Adam King V52 Darren Mollenoyux V58 Rhiannon Burleigh V59 Chris Heard V60 Jordyn Charge V61 Robert Nicholas S63 Ryan Jones V67 Luke Walker V68 Brett Milburn S71 Sam Putland S72 Chad Ely V72 Jacob Smith V73 Charles Hunter V75 Nigel Harding V77 Brayden Parr VA81 Rhys Baxter V81 Robbie Paton V88 David Murcott VA88 Grant Stansfield V90 Corey McCullagh W96 Aldo DePaoli V98 Peter Doukas

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Ride Fast Car and Consistency to Standout Season

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2017) - A fast race car and consistent performances led Big Game Motorsports to a successful season in 2017.

The Muddy sponsored team earned eight wins, 34 top fives and 51 top 10s in 59 races. That consistency shined bright when driver Kerry Madsen competed on the biggest stage.

"We won five races in about 30 races with the World of Outlaws," Madsen said. "That's a good percentage. Another highlight was our podium at the Knoxville Nationals. I was disappointed with third, but it was still a good run."

Madsen's five wins with the World of Outlaws was tied for fourth best in the series and his 18 top fives ranks seventh best despite the team competing in approximately one third of the races. He also scored three consecutive Outlaws wins for the first time in his career.

"It gives you confidence," he said. "It frees you up because you're confident to try a few things or different lines. You're not chasing speed so you're working on ways to be better."

That speed and consistency guided Madsen to a third-place finish in the sport's biggest event - the Knoxville Nationals. It marked his third podium in the last four years at the marquee race.

"The biggest thing I'll remember about this year is every time we hit the track, if we weren't the fastest car we were the second fastest car," he said. "The whole speed of the operation is probably my biggest memory."

Madsen set quick time during qualifying a staggering 21 times and the team made the dash an astounding 28 times.

In fact, Big Game Motorsports was relegated to the B Main only twice all season - June 10 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where a mechanical problem didn't allow for a qualifying time and the team elected to scratch from the remainder of the night following the heat race and June 24 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., where Madsen won the consolation race before charging from 21st to second place in the World of Outlaws main event to garner the Hard Charger Award.

"For our first season together I think it was very successful and we'll only improve the more we race together," Madsen said. "I wish the season wasn't over and we were still racing. I can't wait to get to Florida in February to start the 2018 season."

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 34 top fives, 51 top 10s, 54 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Bruce Jr. Ends Sprint Car Season With Three Main Event Starts in the Desert

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. wrapped up the 2017 season last weekend in the desert, where he made the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour A Main during all three nights at Cocopah Speedway.

"I want to thank Mike Hayashi for the opportunity to drive for him and the rest of the guys for working hard all weekend," he said. "We didn't have the results we were looking for, but we had really good speed in the race car."

The action began on Thursday when Bruce Jr. maneuvered from ninth to fourth place in a heat race. Unfortunately, he was unable to finish a qualifier and was relegated to a B Main, which he won to transfer into the main event.

Misfortune struck the team in the A Main and Bruce Jr. was involved in a race-ending crash.

The team returned to the 3/8-mile oval on Friday and advanced from eighth to seventh place in a heat race before a DNF in a qualifier sent them to a B Main. Bruce Jr. rallied from sixth to second place to earn a transfer into the A Main. He finished with a 20th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Bruce Jr. advancing from fourth to third place in a last chance qualifier and from third to second place in the B Main to lock into the main event. He picked up a position in the A Main to end 17th.

"In the A Main I felt like we had a good car toward the end of the race and I was able to move around and find a different line that worked for me," he said. "There wasn't a lot of passing. Everyone was pretty fast and it was one lane around the top so we took what we could."

While his sprint car season is finished, Bruce Jr. will compete in the Junior Knepper 55 on Dec. 16 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., with the USAC National Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (9); Qualifier: DNF (6); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 22 (17).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (8); Qualifier: 9 (9); B Main: 2 (6); Feature: 20 (19).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - LCQ: 3 (4); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 17 (18).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Places Fourth During KWS-NARC Season Finale at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi recorded his 19th top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season finale.

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team kicked off the Tribute to Gary Patterson race by qualifying ninth quickest overall after being the last car out for qualifying. Scelzi then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row to earn a spot in the dash, in which he advanced from seventh to sixth place to start the A Main on the outside of the third row.

"On the initial start I got by Bud Kaeding before I drove by Shane Golobic for fourth," he said. "I slid Tim Kaeding on a restart and got up to third. He got back by me and then Kyle Hirst got around me so that put me back to fifth."

Scelzi gained a position late in the race when his brother, Dominic, was involved in a crash. Giovanni Scelzi restarted fourth and finished in that position.

"I never really got into a rhythm," he said. "The track was wide open around the cushion, but there was some grip toward the bottom. There was enough real estate to win it. We just didn't capitalize on it."

Scelzi finished second in the championship standings - only one point out of the title. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/HOTIwz-1wXA.

"Looking at the big picture, we weren't thinking we were going to run a full schedule at the start of the year," he said. "It went from running a few races to the full schedule. It was a big learning curve this year and I'm grateful for Dennis and Teresa Roth providing me the opportunity to race.

"We won a few races and were competitive every time we hit the track. To think we would battle for the championship until the final race of the year and come up only one point short is pretty remarkable. This year was a big confidence boost for me and I owe a lot of gratitude to everyone at Roth Motorsports for their support."

Scelzi will wrap up the season Nov. 24-25 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region. He will pilot an entry for BDS Motorsports during the doubleheader.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 11 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (7); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 5 wins, 19 top fives, 28 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 24-25 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for the opportunity they have provided me," Scelzi said. "It's great to drive for a team that gives me a chance to win every time I hit the track."

Scelzi would also like to thank 3H Cattle, KPC Chassis, Weld Wheels, KW Suspension, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sparco, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Records First ASCS National Win Since July 2013 During Final Weekend of Season

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Travis Rilat saved his best for last during the 2017 season.

Rilat scored his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph since July 2013 and he earned three top 10s during a tripleheader hosted by Cocopah Speedway last weekend when he piloted a sprint car for BDS Motorsports for the second time this season.

"It was a really good weekend," he said. "Bryan Sundby's got good equipment and has been needing the win as well. He and I just seemed to hit it off."

The eventful weekend began on Thursday with Rilat charging from fourth to win a heat race and from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier. That gave the team the most overall points, which earned the pole position for the 25-lap A Main.

"It was as good as it could get," he said. "We drew a good heat, which made a lot of the difference, too. Everything fell our way. The car was perfect. It'd stick wherever we could put it. We had cautions at the right time. I guess you could say the stars aligned."

Rilat led the distance to record his first career win with BDS Motorsports and his third overall triumph of the season.

The team returned to the oval on Friday for Round 2, which got off to a strong start. Rilat won a heat race from the pole position before advancing from fifth to fourth place in a qualifier. He capped the night by placing ninth in the main event.

"We had the car really good in the heat again and were ok in the qualifier," he said. "The balance was a little off in the A Main. Although you want to win, we just needed to get a solid finish to build points for Saturday."

Rilat ranked third in overall event points following the two preliminary nights. That locked him into the third starting position for Saturday's A Main.

"The car was really good, but starting on the inside lane wasn't the spot to start," he said. "You had to get on the top of turns one and two on the start. The top two cars got up there and the whole outside row had an advantage. We fell to sixth on the opening lap and ran there the rest of the race."

Rilat closed the weekend with a sixth-place result, which marked his fourth consecutive top 10 with BDS Motorsports.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (4); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (8).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Feature: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shop the BOSS

Located in Dallas, Shop the BOSS offers a large selection of hardwood flooring products below closeout prices for retail customers. For more information, visit http://www.ShoptheBOSS.com.

"Shop the BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team."

Rilat would also like to thank Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

NEW 12-RACE "SUPER SERIES" TO DEBUT IN 2018 AT SHARON FEATURING SIX $3000 TO-WIN "410" SPRINT EVENTS & SIX $2000 TO-WIN BIG-BLOCK MOD TOUR EVENTS

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH November 13, 2017 While the 2018 season is more than five months away with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series opener on April 20, Sharon Speedway management has been hard at work crafting an exciting new program to the premiere "410" Sprint Car and Big-Block Modified divisions. The 89th anniversary season will feature a new 12-race program titled the "Super Series", which will include six events each for the "410" Sprint Cars ($3,000 to-win) and for the Big-Block Modifieds ($2,000 to-win) under the Mod Tour, Inc. banner.

Ever since the "410" Sprints ran weekly in 2010, Sharon has traditionally held Sprint shows as part of Ohio Speedweek and the "Lou Blaney Memorial". In recent years, some non-sanctioned events were added, which proved successful. Last year, Danny Holtgraver and Sye Lynch won these events, while NASCAR's Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell won the Ohio Speedweek and "Lou Blaney Memorial" shows respectively.

In effort to expand the "410" Sprint Cars presence at Sharon in 2018, the "Super Series" will feature an additional six $3,000 to-win increased purse events on May 12, June 2, June 30, August 4, August 11, and August 18.

Meanwhile, the headlining Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds will also have their share of special events in 2018. The ground-pounders will battle for increased purses six times as $2,000 will be on the line for their April 28 opener along with May 26, June 23, July 7 for the "Lou Blaney Memorial", July 21, and August 25. After a year's hiatus, the Mod Tour will return to Sharon and will sanction these events.

"We're really looking forward to bringing these events to Sharon in 2018," expressed General Manager Dave Willoughby. "The Sprint Cars have always been an important part of our program. The drivers and fans have really supported our events well in recent years so we're excited to give them some additional higher paying events. Big-Block Modified racers have been clamoring for more higher paying races in the area so this will give them the opportunity to race for more money as well. Along with these events, we're excited about Lucas Oil Late Models returning, three All Star Sprint events, the $10,000 to-win Penn-Ohio Stock event on June 16, and more for 2018."

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, and Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods will continue to make up the balance of the weekly program in 2018. These divisions are coming off a strong 2017 season that saw an average of 32 Stocks, 24 RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and 21 Econo Mods per night.

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

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Announces Ambitious 2018 Race Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex will feature three classes of sprint cars - Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints - on Friday nights throughout the 2018 season.

The recently renovated 4/10-mile oval welcomes MSTS sprint cars nine times with four of those dates under the Midwest Power Series banner, which will pay $2,500 to win and $400 to start on May 25, June 22, July 13 and Aug. 17. All MSTS shows at Jackson Motorplex will pay $400 to start in 2018.

There will be numerous 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars events highlighted by the 40 th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, which showcases the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series June 7-9 and pays $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start the finale.

The Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series makes its first-ever visit to Jackson Motorplex on Wednesday, July 18. The 50-lap main event pays $10,000 to win.

The Fall Classic will be a three-day event on Labor Day Weekend - Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 - that will showcase the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour all three nights, NSL non-wing sprint cars the opening night and 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars the final two nights.

RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints will be showcased with a special season finale event on Sept. 21-22.

The season-opening Iowa Great Lakes Shootout is slated for May 11 and will feature 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints.

In other news, the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints track champion will receive $1,000.

Visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com/schedule for the full tentative schedule and stay tuned to the Jackson Motorplex social media accounts for other special events to be announced soon.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Macedo 6th in SCCT Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- With Mother Nature delaying the SCCT season finale a week, plans were shifted and Cole Macedo found himself back in the seat of the potent Tarton Motorsports No. 21x on Saturday night in Stockton, CA where he would score a sixth place finish.

“I have never really ran well at Stockton, so I didn’t go into Saturday’s event with a ton of confidence,” Cole Macedo said. “Fortunately Paul Baines, and my dad gave me a great car and we were fast all night long, and came away with a great finish.”

Timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed No. 21x machine in fastest in his qualifying group, the Lemoore, CA youngster would finish second in his heat race and punch his ticket to both the Dash and the feature event.

Finishing seventh in the Dash, Macedo would line up for the 35-lap feature event in the fourth row on a racing surface that stayed really good, and fast, all night long. When the action came to life, Macedo found himself in the seventh position in the initial laps until moved into sixth on the race’s 10th lap.

Sitting in sixth when the race’s first caution flew, the ensuing restart would see him jump up to fourth only to see the caution flag waive and negate his strong move. When the green was displayed again, he would slip back to the seventh position until another caution flag was needed.

This restart would see the young gasser again get a good jump as he worked into the fifth spot but a slight mistake saw him give up the track position as he fell back to seventh.

Slipping as far back as the ninth position, Macedo would use a few double file restarts to make up some lost ground as he surged back up to sixth on the 27th lap where he would go on to close out his 2017 season.

“It was nice having my brother Carson there coaching me as well,” Macedo said. “We definitely had a strong car, but I just made some mistakes like getting my wing to bar and getting the car too tight. I am extremely thankful to the Tarlton’s for giving me this chance, and I am looking forward to hitting the gym this winter and getting ready for 2018.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports has completed its 2017 season.

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

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. -- Must See Racing has announced the continuation of their partnership with Rev-X Products Inc. for the 2018 racing season.

A manufacturer and distributor of high performance oil and fuel additives, designed to reduce internal engine corrosion, Rev-X became the Official Product Supplier of Must See Racing this year.

Located in Grand Rapids, Mich., Rev-X Products has a decade-long record of success in the automotive and motorsports industries, creating, distributing and selling additives for oil, gasoline and diesel fuel applications.

“Rev-X Products are made by racers, for racers and have a long history of success in motorsports,” said Rick Beebe, National Sales Manager, Racing Development for Rev-X Products. “After a very successful 2017 racing season, we are pleased to continue our sponsorship with Must See Racing for the upcoming 2018 season." "Jim Hanks and his very talented crew have gone far and above in our partnership between Rev X and Must See Racing bringing some new twists to promotions and brand awareness for our company. We at Rev-X would also like to congratulate Jimmy McCune on his championship season. Lets make 2018 an even better adventure for all involved by bringing some new faces to the races!" “Our valued relationship with Rev-X Products extends our history of partnerships with first class companies that are committed to pursuing excellence both on and off the race track,” added Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Rick and all the staff at Rev-X have been outstanding to work with and their products have produced spectacular results. We are pleased to build our partnership and brands at events, in the media, and on national television as we provide performance entertainment for racing fans everywhere.” “Must See Racing is built on and recognized for high performance and Rev-X Products deliver exactly that … performance. There is no better place than with the record setting World’s Fastest Short Track Cars to display their outstanding products and we are looking forward to the 2018 season and working with Rev-X once again.” Must See Racing’s North and South divisions conclude the 2017 season this weekend at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway, competing as part of the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltDown on Nov. 17-18. For more information on Rev-X Products, visit www.revxoil.com, and for more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Krikke Motorsport Launch New Livery

It’s been a season of change for the Krikke Motorsport team leading into the 2017-18 season, which is set to continue with the team revealing the brand-new livery for their WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire (TEH) supported 410 Sprintcar, along with a range of new team merchandise.

Off the back of the introduction of new team driver Jamie Veal for this season, along with the launch of their new fully-responsive website, the Krikke Motorsport team have opted to give their car a makeover, replacing last season’s livery with a slick red, black and white design.

In addition to this, the team is also pleased to release a brand-new range of Veal merchandise, available for purchase via the online store on their website.

“It’s been quite a busy off season for us, with the addition of a new driver, the launch of a new website and range of merchandise, and brand-new car livery,” commented Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“We’ve made some great steps towards improving a number of aspects within the team for this season and we’re very happy with how things are going so far. The team has really hit the ground running and we’re looking forward to carrying this momentum on the track for this season.”

Krikke Motorsport’s new Veal merchandise includes t-shirts and hoodies, which are available in a range of sizes and can be purchased through the team’s online store via the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.com.au/online-store.

The season debut for Veal and the Krikke Motorsport team will be the running of the Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title, which will be held at the Perth Motorplex on the Saturday night of December 9.

Krikke Motorsport would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, BR Motorsports, Pumpa Manufacturing, Vortex Racing Products, Orrcon Steel, Darby’s Paints, Valvoline, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, and Redline Media.

To find out more about the Krikke Motorsport team and to keep up to date with current news and results, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

A SEASON FOR THE AGES: Gravel and CJB Post Their Best Showing Ever 20 wins highlight dream season as attention turns to the 2018 campaign

CARLISLE, PA. - November 12, 2017 - Nine wins and a top-5 finish in the final series points standings during the 2016 campaign set the stage for both David Gravel and CJB Motorsports to experience a career year in 2017

"2016 was really cool," Gravel said. "We won quite a few races and so forth but we knew there were some areas we needed to improve upon. Barry (Jackson) went to work hard in the off season and we came out this year with an even better package. It was very impressive."

Gravel and the CJB team scored their first of twenty wins at the annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, FL. It was their only Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win on the season. Their overall performance from the five nights of racing also meant that the team was the champion of the event.

From there, the season kicked into high gear as the team scored three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victories on the tours' first west coast swing. The team also did well on the east coast in May as they went three for four during one particular stretch in May.

"All of the Outlaw wins were special," Gravel said. "The wins in Pennsylvania at Lincoln (Speedway) and Williams Grove (Speedway) were very special since they were so close to where our shop is. New Eypgt (Speedway) meant a lot to me because it is pretty close to where I grew up so we had a lot of family and friends there."

Gravel and the team kept up their winning ways as June and July took over the calendar. A win in the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11th, opened a very strong "Month of Money" for the CJB organization that culminated in a dominating performance at the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals. Car #5 timed in quickest overall on Thursday's qualifying night. Gravel then went on to win his heat race and the feature to score a perfect, 500 points on the night. He became the first driver in 25 years to accomplish such a feat.

The GoMuddy.com machine started on the pole for the $150,000-to-win event and had victory in hand before a mechanical failure ended their night.

"Losing the Nationals was pretty heart breaking, for sure," Gravel explained. "We really did have an amazing machine there. It does give us confidence for when we go back there next year."

The team didn't let the setback stop them as the continued to grab race wins throughout the months of August and September. The team slightly avenged their Knoxville Nationals loss by winning the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in the fall.

Click above to watch the 2017 season recap for CJB Motorsports.

"That one was very special for Barry & the Clemens family," said Gravel. "I've won a National Open before but this was the first one for them and it meant a lot. It means a lot to me too. It's a huge race. We're very proud and grateful that we won it."

Gravel and the team put an exclamation point on their season by winning the final race of the year at the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. The win locked the team into third place in the Outlaws final points standings.

"Getting to twenty wins on the year was something that means a lot to us," Gravel said. "We wanted to get into double digits, but this was far and away something else entirely. It makes us proud as a team that we were in position that much to win races. That is how you win championships."

For now, Gravel and the team will head home to prepare for 2018.

"We obviously still have the goals of winning an Outlaws championship, a Knoxville Nationals title and a Kings Royal. That never really changes for a lot of teams I don't think. We have identified some areas where we can get better. Some stretches of the season where we need to improve on. We'll get there. It is also really key that we'll have our whole crew back together next season. That'll give us a leg up in some aspects. We're really thankful for the faith that Tod and GoMuddy.com have shown in us. We want to bring home all of those event wins for them. We're really looking forward to next season. Hopefully we'll be just a little bit better and accomplish some more of those goals."

Check out the latest David Gravel themed gear and get it shipped to your front door!

2017 FINAL STATS:

Events: 86

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 20

Top-5's: 47

Top-10's: 72

Heat Race Wins: 23

Dash Wins: 9

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 421

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Points Standings: 3rd

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

DRIVERS COLLECT AWARDS AT 2017 NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY BANQUET

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

The 2017 NAPA Wayne County Speedway awards banquet took place Saturday night at the Pines Golf Course Banquet room with 225 people in attendance to honor the top 10 drivers in the four class' pick up their awards. Following a delicious meal by the staff at the Pines Golf Course and a highlight video of the season, the awards were passed out.

In the Fisher Performance Sprints, Andrew Palker collected his third track championship (2012 & 2013) as he posted ten top 10's that included 3 wins and 2 seconds and a total of 464 points. Palker also had a 8th and 9th place finish in Arctic Cat All Star of Champions competition at NAPA WCS. Jordan Ryan was runner up with 447 points as he finished the season with eight top 10's with a second place finish being his best finish. Coming in third was Danny Mumaw with 388 points as he had six top 10's with a feature win and one 8th place finish against the All Stars. Competing on the dirt for the second year, Tyler Dunn took 4th in the points race with 381 points as he had four top 10's with a third being his best finish of the season. Rounding out the top 5 was Brad Haudenschild who accumulated 377 points with seven top 10's with one win and the 2014 and 2015 track champion also had the most heat wins with four. Scoring points in every race earned Steve Butler 6th place with 313 points with a highest feature finish of 7th. Jason Dolick's five top 10's put him at 7th in the points battle with 310 markers. Nick Patterson scored his sixth straight finish in the top ten as he totaled 308 points thanks to three top 10's. for 8th. Finishing 9th was Troy Kingan with 292 points as he had a 8th place feature finish as his best. Squeezing into the 10th place on the last points night was Clay Riney as he collected 285 points with four top 10's. The 17 year old seized his first feature win during the Blow Out by winning the Never Ever Won (NEW) feature.

Doug Drown racked up 597 points thanks to 6 wins and ten top 10's along with 8 heat race wins to claim the Kar Connection Super Late Model Crown, his third track championship (2005 & 2015) Drown also won the Attica Raceway Park/NAPA Wayne County Speedway Series for the second time by finishing second four times in the 5 race series. For the 6th year in a row, J R Gentry made the top ten as this season he finished second with 543 points thanks to nine top 10's that included 2 feature wins and two seconds. Ryan Markham also finished in the top ten for the 6th consecutive season with 540 points and 2 wins in his ten top 10's for third. Fourth place was claimed by Larry Bellman as he totaled 473 points behind his nine top 10's. Bellman's best finish was second in the Don Gross Memorial. Filling out the top five was Brett Bee, who ran a 604 Crate motor all year and accumulated 440 points on the strength of seven top 10's and a highest finish of 6th in feature action. Sixth place went to Charlie Duncan as he and Cody Scott both had 438 points as Duncan 2nd place in feature action earned him the higher position with eight tops tens with 7th going to Scott who had nine top 10's with four 3rd place feature results. Jim Nicely finished in the 8th position with 346 markers with six top 10's and 2nd being his best finish. Blaine Aber ended the season in ninth with 340 points as the three time track champion had three top 10's and a best finish of 5th. Taking 10th place with four top 10's and 307 points was Jerry Aber, who had a best finish of 6th in race action.

Bob Daugherty claimed the Lowes Super Stock crown with 658 points as he outdistanced the field with thirteen top 10's that had 7 feature wins and also nine heat wins. Daugherty won back to back features 3 time during the season that gave him his second track championship. Paul Holmes finished 2nd with 592 points with fifteen top 10's highlighted by 3 wins and 3 second place finishes. Ten top 10's with a feature win gave Jordan James 578 points which secured him third place. James also won the Mini Stock feature on the same night as he won the Super Stock feature to become the only driver to win in two class' on the same night at 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. Gary Hensel Jr.'s thirteen top 10's with four 2nd place feature finishes gave him 565 points and propelled him to 4th place. Chris Albright rounded out the top five with 531 points powered by 15 top 10's with a best finish of 4th. Another driver making it into the top ten for 6 years in a row was Tyler Nicely as he racked up eleven top 10's with a second place feature finish that was good for 530 points and 6th place. Taking 7th place was Jamie Gibbs as she collected 440 points by having eleven top 10's and finished 6th twice during the season. T A Perrine captured 8th place with 417 markers and six top 10's and a best finish of 2nd. With five top 10's and a third place finish helping him to score 384 points, Tod Bevilaqua was the ninth place finisher. Brandon Craver secured 10th place on the final points night as the 2012 track champion had six top 10's that included a 3rd place best finish for 333 points.

Although he never won a feature, Cory Staley led the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks with eleven top 10's that include second twice and third 3 times to score 516 points to pocket his 1st NAPA WCS Track Championship. Two time champ, Brad Hensel piled up 494 markers with ten top 10' and 5 wins for second. Dustin Bedlion came in 3rd with 458 points on the strength of eight top 10's and two third place finishes. With 2 wins and six top 10's for 453 points, former track champ Doug Hensel took home 4th place awards. Filling out the top five was Wes Staley as he chalked up 411 points thanks to 1 feature win and 6 top 10's. Michael Stewart totaled 401 points for 6th as he had five top 10's with a second place finish to highlight his season. In his 1st year of racing, Taylor Mazzoleni posted three top 10's and a 5th place as a best finish for 373 points for 7th. Eighth place went to Randy Gibson who also had three top 10's and a 6th place best finish for 371 points. Brianna Hensel finished 9th with 361 markers with four top 10's and a feature win that made her the 1st lady driver to win a regular feature at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Using six top tens for 347 chips, Brent Boreman grabbed 10th in the points as he finished 6th twice during the year.

Awards were also handed out for the 'Summer Series' for both the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks. Paul Holmes topped the Super Stock Series with 179 points as Gary Hensel Jr. (170) and Bob Daugherty (168) was second and third. Wes Staley won the final race of the Series for the Mini Stocks to win the crown with 171 points. Matt Miller (147) and Brad Hensel (143) followed.

The Schedule for 2018 is still being put together for another exciting season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Watch the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and like us on Facebook/waynecountyspeedway for the latest information.



 

 

World of Outlaw Sprints Return To Jacksonville Speedway Friday April 13th

Tickets Available Now

The biggest event in the history of Jacksonville Speedway is now set for Friday April 13th as the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Jacksonville Speedway for an event paying $10,000 to the winner.

The past two Outlaw events in 2014 (won by Christopher Bell) and 2016 (won by Joey Saldana) were mid-week events with a $6,000 to win payout.  For 2018 we are stepping it up with a weekend event on our normal Friday race night and a $10,000 payout to the event winner - and the largest overall purse in the history of the Speedway.

As in past years we are selling tickets in advance and plan to have the grandstand sold-out well in advance of the event.  Even though the event has gotten bigger, ticket prices are the same as in prior years.

We have to ticket levels for adults:

$100 VIP Ticket - Includes a reserved seat of your choice, pre-race party featuring complimentary food and beverage until 6:30, complimentary pit pass and event souvenir.

$50 General Admission Ticket - General grandstand seating.

(Teen tickets are $25 and kids 10 and under are $10 for either a VIP or Grandstand ticket with an accompanying adult ticket purchase)

We will only sell 1,400 total tickets to ensure plenty of room in the grandstands for our guests.  Tickets are moving quick, so be sure to purchase yours soon.

HOW TO ORDER

1. Simply text us at 217-371-3653 or email us at jacksonvillespeedway@gmail.com indicating how many tickets you wish to purchase and whether you prefer to pay by check or credit card.  We will reply with instructions regarding payment.

2. Download This Form and return it with your desired ticket order and include payment or credit card information.

3. Stop by Barney's Pizza and Pub in Jacksonville and ask for a ticket order form to complete.  You can leave it at Barney's with payment info or return it by mail.

Thank you for your support of this event and your continued support of Jacksonville Speedway.   

Ken Dobson
Jacksonville Speedway
217-371-3653

PS - Later this week we plan to begin selling our season passes at our Thanksgiving sale prices.  Please contact me if you wish to be contacted regarding a season pass.

 

 

2017 SEASON AWARDS WEEK HONORS DRIVERS
IN THE HOOSIER TIRE MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES

Haubstadt, IN - November 10, 2017 - The top drivers participating with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series this season will be receiving awards being distributed to finalize the 2017 season. This year the week beginning November 6th will serve as the annual MSCS Awards Week.
Post season awards include sending point fund checks to all eligible top 10 drivers. Rosewood plaques were provided to drivers placing second to fifth in points. An additional special award plaque served to honor the MSCS Hard Charger of the Year. And there are various other contingency prizes.
Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, won a fourth MSCS crown. His lead over runner-up Carson Short of Marion, IL, as the season ended was 129 points. In route to the season title, Brady Short was ever consistent in finishing in the top 10 in all 15 feature events held. He also remains as the All Time MSCS Feature Wins leader with 22 victories! The
22nd win was at Brownstown Speedway in June. A third place feature finish in the
Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Haubstadt on August 5th propelled him into the points lead. Carson Short had led the standings the previous seven stops on the tour.
Brady Short was presented with the driver championship trophy prior to the Harvest Cup in October at Tri-State Speedway. Cam Pottorff was the Championship Car Owner. The Champion’s portion of the Hoosier Tire sponsored MSCS Points Fund was $3,000. The point fund which is sponsored by Hoosier Tire MIdwest was increased this year with the complete payout totaling $8,950. Embroidered award jackets from Hoosier Tire were also provided to honor the Champions and Rookie of the Year.
Kendall Ruble of Vincennes, IN, was awarded the MSCS Rookie of the Year trophy trackside following the feature at the last race. Ruble finished in seventh place in overall series points. The two awards resulted in the driver receiving two checks. In addition to the point fund check he received a check for $750 as the Rookie of the Year. Ruble also received a valuable certificate towards the purchase of a custom driver’s uniform from Hinchman Indy Racing Uniforms. Each season Hinchman sponsors this award in support of the MSCS driver development program..
Brandon Mattox finished third in season points. The Centerpoint, IN, sprint car driver moved up to third in the standings to begin July and protected that spot the second half of the season. In addition to Carson Short and Brandon Mattox, Kyle Cummins and Kent Schmidt received top five plaques. The remainder of the top ten drivers included Robert Ballou, rookies Kendall Ruble and Ben Knight, Donny Brackett, and Chase Stockon.
Chet Williams finished eleventh, just outside of the top ten.
Champion Brady Short received the plaque from MSCS for being the 2017 Hard Charger of the Year. The special plaque is awarded each year to the driver who is the Hard Charger of the Race the most times. Brady Short accomplished that feat 5 times during the season. Kevin Thomas Jr., recorded the most MSCS feature wins with three.
Merchandise certificates from AFCO totaling over $500 were awarded to the top drivers from those who signed up with MSCS for their racing shocks program. Two awards went to Kendall Ruble. Brady Short and Donny Brackett were also recipients. Three of the top ten MSCS drivers participated in the program this past season.
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, also contributes three membership packets each season. They are provided for the Champion, Points Runner- up, and Rookie of the Year.
The Midwest Sprint Car Series wishes to thank all the series sponsors, drivers, car owners, track promoters, officials, journalists, photographers, and all those enthusiastic race fans for their involvement and support in 2017.
Sponsors who provided awards associated with each racing event held include Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, and Wilwood Brakes.
This was the 17th season of racing for MSCS. The schedule of 17 events was 88%
completed. Only 2 events fell victim to weather. Over one hundred drivers participated in the MSCS races. They arrived to race at an average of 28 cars per event. The two highest car counts for the season belonged to Lincoln Park Speedway with 40 registered twice.
Management will be working with track promoters in the weeks ahead to complete an equally challenging schedule of MSCS non-wing sprint car races for 2018.

H o o s i e r T i r e MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINTS : TOP 21 DRIVERS

1) 11p Brady Short 929
2) 21 Carson Short 800
3) 28 Brandon Mattox 727
4) 3R Kyle Cummins 697
5) 5k Kent Schmidt 623
6) 12 Robert Ballou 614
7) 17 Kendall Ruble 559 R
8) 45k Ben Knight 538 R
9) 4b Donny Brackett 533
10) 32 Chase Stockon 487
11) 38 Chet Williams 453
12) 18 Jarett Andretti 412
13) 3 Dakota Jackson 404
14) 14 Jadon Rogers 401
15) 10 Aric Gentry 393
16) 17m Max McGhee 390
17) 24 Nate McMillin 373
18) 61M Stephen Schnapf 354 R
19) 11 James Lyerla 353
20) 77 Jon Stanbrough 352
21) 98 Brandon Morin 351

R - Rookie Driver

 

Provided as News & Information for MSCS

 

 

PRI 2017 Includes Top-Rated Motorsports Conferences, Attractions -- Added features helps race professionals discover newest products, stay up-to-date on emerging trends and discover cutting-edge technology –

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2017) — The 30th Anniversary Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 7-9, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, will feature special attractions and exclusive conferences that make PRI the must-attend trade show for racing professionals. Race industry professionals who sign up to attend the PRI Show at (www.pri2017.com ) are able to participate in these special attractions that offer unlimited business opportunities and invaluable industry insights.

"Through our exclusive conferences, seminars, and attractions at the PRI Show, attendees can meet industry leaders face-to-face and learn about emerging technologies and new products during the three biggest business days in racing," said PRI General Manger Bill Miller. "No other trade show in the world offers these special features, which makes PRI the only trade show where racing professionals can remain at the forefront of the motorsports industry."

New this year, the exciting Featured Products Showcase ( www.pri2017.com/featuredproduct) enables exhibitors to highlight their products, making it even easier for buyers to find relevant exhibitors. Also new is the exclusive Tribute to AJ Foyt Exhibit, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Foyt’s record-setting fourth Indianapolis 500 win. Finally, the all-new PRI Simulator Challenge offers attendees an opportunity to race on some of the world’s most challenging tracks against amateur and professional competitors in high-end race simulators.

The Grand Opening Breakfast, the traditional morning kickoff event that takes place immediately before the PRI Show opens, offers showgoers a unique opportunity to witness MAVTV’s Dave Despain interview motorsports legend Chip Ganassi in a casual and intimate stage setting.

"Chip Ganassi is one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking team owners in racing today," said Miller. "Only at the PRI Show can you see Ganassi take part in an intimate and highly entertaining program led by the one and only Dave Despain."

Exclusive conferences like the Race Track Business Conference (RTBC), which offers cutting-edge presentations from leading industry professionals on the current status of motorsports, and the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) Annual Congress, a top-level forum for professionals in the field of motorsports safety and science, are among highlights of this year’s lineup. Other popular PRI Show attractions such as the PRI Happy Hour at Lucas Oil Stadium, Day at the Speedway at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), International Motorsports Trade Seminar, and Machinery Row add to the value of attending the 2017 PRI Show.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show, which have come to be known as Race Industry Week, will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 4. Numerous conferences, seminars and other special events will provide unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insights on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world. For more information, visit https://pri2017.mapyourshow.com/sessions.

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,400 booths and showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology. Tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries will be on hand to conduct business, network, and discover innovative solutions to boost their bottom lines and racing programs for 2018 and beyond.

To register for the 2017 PRI Trade Show, log on to www.pri2017.com.

About Performance Racing Industry Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit www.performanceracing.com.

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING CONTINUES WIN STREAK Schatz Steals the Show, Wins the War in Charlotte

McKENZIE, Tenn. (November 10, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing teams continued to harvest wins last week as the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer saw four drivers earn wins in three states and two countries including Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina and Australia.

For the fifth consecutive year, Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team broke through the 20-win barrier with a victory at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte on November 3rd. The win put Schatz at 23 victories thus far in 2017. The Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Curb/Ford Performance/J&J team also claimed the 2017 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series title to wrap up the traditional racing season. They were honored at the WoO series banquet on Sunday, Nov. 5 in Concord, NC.

J&J Auto Racing was also named as the 2017 WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series “Chassis Builder of the Year” at the awards banquet.

Highlights from the banquet can be found here: http://woosprint.com/news/latest-news/4819-open-red-ep-71-championship-banquet

Lucas Wolfe drove to another victory in the Northeast over the weekend, posting a win against the United Racing Club (URC) at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. The triumph marked Wolfe’s fourth win in a J&J Auto Racing entry this season. Hayden Campbell picked up a win at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL, on Oct. 28 against the Top Gun Sprint Series to earn his second win behind the wheel of a J&J Auto Racing entry this year in back-to-back weekends.

Dave Murcott won the Australian Sprintcar Allstar event at Maxi Moves Timmis Speedway in Mildura, Vic., Australia on Nov. 4 as the sprint car racing action overseas heats up. In addition, Jamie Oldfield took the winning international on Nov. 3 as he drove to victory lane at the Perth Motorplex in Australia.

For a complete summary of current J&J Auto Racing team victories please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

10/28/17 Hayden Campbell East Bay Raceway Park/FL Top Gun Sprint Series

11/3/17 Lucas Wolfe Bridgeport Speedway/NJ URC

11/3/17 Donny Schatz The Dirt Track @ Charlotte/NC WoO

11/3/17 Jamie Oldfield Perth Motorplex/AUS 360ci Division

11/4/17 Dave Murcott Timmis Speedway/AUS Australian Sprintcar Allstars

11/4/17 Donny Schatz 2017 Champion WoO

To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

 

 

40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Paying $40,000 to Win and $3,000 to Start

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 10, 2017) - The AGCO Jackson Nationals is developing into one of the marquee sprint car events in the country and next year's 40th edition of the three-day spectacle is taking another huge leap forward.

Jackson Motorplex will host the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series June 7-9 with the Saturday night finale paying $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start. The total payout is more than $300,000.

"We're thrilled to have AGCO back on board as the title sponsor of the AGCO Jackson Nationals," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "Our goal is to improve the event each year for the fans and competitors and I know the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals will be a must-see event."

Tickets for the event, which featured a reserved three-day combination deal for only $99, go on sale on Jan. 1, 2018, at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com or by calling 507-822-7314.

More information about the 2018 event, including the support classes, will be announced throughout the offseason. Stay tuned to the Jackson Motorplex social media accounts for the latest news.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Brian Brown – World Finals Podium Rounds Out Season!

(Bill W) November 9, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team rounded out a great season with a podium finish at Saturday night’s World Finals for the World of Outlaws at the Dirt Track in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver had driven from row ten to finish twelfth on Friday.

On Thursday, you qualified 11th quick for Friday’s event and sixth quick for Saturday’s finale.

We were a little disappointed to be honest, especially with our qualifying for Friday. It was below our expectations for sure. It’s really important to put yourself on the front row of that heat to have a good shot at finishing in the top two and getting to the Dash.

You started fourth in Friday’s heat, and had a good battle with Donny Schatz early on.

We were able to pass (Donny) Schatz and get into second there for a while. He ended up getting back by. On the double-file restart, I should have been lined up on the outside, but I was on the inside. That hurt, and Shane (Stewart) got us at the end and we were fourth.

That put you in row two of the B, but you were able to win that.

We had trouble getting going. The first start didn’t go, and then Sam (Hafertepe) and Paige (Polyak) got together. I actually was taking it a little easier than I should have been. I thought something might happen between them there, and we got lucky to get up there. Unfortunately, Paige had some damage to her car. We were able to win it, and at that point, we were confident, but we were buried in the back.

You were able to charge through the field and did a nice job.

We had a really good car. We got into the top ten there, but with five or six to go, we got into an infield tire. That broke our left front shock and we lost a couple spots and ended up twelfth. Still, we felt good about a car that was capable of running about eighth after starting in row ten.

Being sixth quick for Saturday’s program helped your position and you started outside row one for your heat. That put you in good position.

We started in a good spot, but we had Greg Wilson and Brad Sweet behind us. We had to work to finish second there and get in the Dash. We got lucky with the pill draw and won the Dash from the front row.

What did you think of your chances starting from the pole? You won this race three years ago.

We felt like we had a good opportunity to win. We had a good race with Ryan Smith there for a couple laps. We were able to get to the lead. We had a double-file restart on lap four. Hindsight is 20/20, but maybe I should have picked a different line. Donny got by us there and we had a good race for a couple of laps sliding back and forth. That was fun.

You ended up in a three-way battle for the lead at that point.

We had another restart and it was (Donny’s) turn to pick a line. He picked the outside and set a good pace. I felt we were right there with him. We had a couple opportunities, but they weren’t quite good enough to make a pass. (David) Gravel got a run at us on another restart and we were third. I still felt we had a car capable of winning. We were within three or four car lengths at the end. Gravel was in my line and we were on him. He got by Donny and we were within three feet of Donny. We were right there and finished third.

You ended the year on a strong note.

It was a good finish to the season. We’re looking forward to next year. We have all the same partners back, and Chad (Morgan) and Michael (Williams) are back to. All our equipment will be the same, so we’re really looking forward to continuing with our momentum.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brian’s Bits

Brian competed in 55 feature events in 2007. He registered 14 (25%) wins, 29 (53%) top fives and 35 (64%) top tens.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Wormall Civil

Wormall Contracting commenced operations in 1984, primarily as a specialist underground services installation contractor. A period of sustained growth saw the company transform into Wormall Civil, a main contractor now for over ten years, providing quality civil engineering construction services to both private developers and government clients.

Wormall Civil operates throughout the greater Perth metropolitan area and regional WA, having undertaken a number of major projects along the northern coastal strip between Perth and Geraldton and mining/resource developments in the Pilbara, the Mid and North West.

The company's standard of work and positive outcomes for its valued clients has seen it attain preferred contractor status with leading land developers throughout this region. Wormall Civil is also a Tier 1 civil contractor for the state government land agency LandCorp.

Wormall Civil is a third party accredited company to AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality Management System, AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

This proud WA family-owned and operated company is backed by a strong and stable management team with extensive ground up experience, together with a committed team of qualified civil engineering and project management professionals and dedicated field staff. Visit them online at www.WormallCivil.com.au!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Arctic Cat

For over 40 years, World Class Snowmobiles™ have been wearing the Arctic Cat name. Arctic Cat is equally proud to make Arctic Cat ATVs, too. They represent dedication and commitment to advanced manufacturing techniques, engineering innovation and industry leadership. Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. The Company markets its products through a network of independent dealers located throughout the contiguous United States and Canada, and through distributors representing dealers in Alaska, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other international markets. The Arctic Cat brand name is among the most widely recognized and respected names in the snowmobile and ATV industry.

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Classic Noms Continue To Roll In, Hughes and Smith Sign Up!

Having grown up in the shadows of Sungold Stadium, Allansford’s Jacob Smith will again contest the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic when the 46th edition of the prestigious event hits the Sungold Stadium circuit from January 19 to 21.

Joining Smith in the field will be Traralgon’s Andrew Hughes who has been on somewhat of a steady up=curve with his racing in the past 12 months, culminating in a heat race win and a confidence building A-Main appearance in last Saturday night’s third round of the Eureka Sprintcar Series.

Smith who finished his 2017 Classic campaign with a 16th place in C-Main 2 is capable of a far stronger result, and will be looking to put his best foot forward come Classic time for his sponsors Mepunga Grains, Goodyear Warrnambool, Dairytech and Warrnambool Truck and Trailer.

For Hughes the Maxwill Race Engines powered Cool, will be backed by Linx Finance, Adroit, M&K Insurance, Hughes Plant and Tyrell Partners Accountants.

Having also found himself with a C-Main 1 finish in 2017, Hughes will be looking to add an improved result to his racing resume in January.

The 2018 46th edition of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Madsen Returning to Big Game Motorsports for 2018 Season

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 9, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports and veteran Kerry Madsen are teaming up again in 2018.

"We are thrilled to announce that Kerry will be back with Big Game Motorsports again in 2018," Big Game Motorsports Representative Luke Lundt said. "Since Day 1 Kerry has been a true professional and a team-oriented driver. You could not find someone better to work with over the last 12 months.

"The car was fast everywhere we went in 2017. That only happens when you have an outstanding team. We want to thank Guy, Nate and Chris, along with Kerry, on their dedication, commitment and resilience. Our team performed at an extremely high level on and off the track. We had a great year in 2017 and are looking forward to building upon that in 2018."

Big Game Motorsports recorded eight feature victories, including five with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The Muddy backed team produced 34 top fives and an astounding 51 top 10s in 59 races.

"The level of consistency we had is usually something that takes years with a crew chief and a driver," Madsen said. "That takes a bit of time. That's not easy to find. Some of those tracks Guy hadn't been to and there were a lot of tracks that Guy hadn't had a lot of time at. Our package is so good we saw good results."

With crew chief Guy Forbrook and Madsen returning to their roles, the 2018 plan will be a similar schedule to this year with slightly more traveling.

"I can't wait to get to Florida (in February)," Madsen said. "I know the car is going to be fast and I think we can get better. It's pretty exciting."

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 34 top fives, 51 top 10s, 54 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series finale at Hickory Motor Speedway will be featured on Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT and televised on MAVTV.

HOLLY, Mich. -- A national audience will have eyes on the Must See Racing Championships this year, as the Nov. 17-18 event at Hickory Motor Speedway will be taped for a future airing of Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT on the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The two-day spectacle of speed will crown Jimmy McCune as a three-time champion of the 410ci asphalt winged sprint car series, as well as close the book on what has been a record-setting season for the tour.

"We couldn't be happier than to have our friends with SPEED SPORT working with us again to deliver 'The World's Fastest Short Track Cars' to a national television audience," said Must See Racing founder and president Jim Hanks. "This is going to be a huge event for our fans and drivers, and the addition of the Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT television broadcast will certainly make this season's finale one to remember."

The upcoming Hickory race continues the Must See Racing television partnership with SPEED SPORT Productions this season, following on from broadcasts of the Mother's Day Classic and Engine Pro Fast Car Slash at Berlin Raceway, as well as the 69th annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM at Anderson Speedway.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Must See Racing and bring this exciting form of sprint car racing to Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV,” said SPEED SPORT president Ralph Sheheen. “We couldn’t ask for a better setting for Must See Racing’s season finale than the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, where many legends of motorsports have refined their skills on the track.”

Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio will anchor the broadcast from the booth, with Dillon Welch serving as pit reporter.

Eight different states will be represented by the drivers in the field for the MSR Championships, which will feature a full slate of Abe's Auto Parts Time Trials, two 25-lap qualifying races and the 50-lap championship feature, all under the glimmer of the SPEED SPORT cameras.

Rev-X Products, which stepped up this season as the Official Product Supplier of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro, will serve as the presenting sponsor for the television package.

"It's been a great year for all of us at Rev-X, from supporting a great group of officials and racers to our involvement with Jimmy and Anthony McCune, as well as Jeff Bloom," said Rick Beebe, National Sales Manager, Racing Development for Rev-X Products. "As far as we're concerned, our partnership has been a total success and we are happy to continue our relationship with Jim Hanks and everyone at Must See Racing by supporting their upcoming television package at Hickory Motor Speedway. We look forward to being a part of it and to a successful finale to the season."

The Pro All Stars Series South will be racing alongside the Must See Racing sprint cars during the event weekend at Hickory, with the $15,000-to-win Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 marking one of the biggest super late model races in the Southeastern United States.

For more information on the MSR Championships at Hickory Motor Speedway, as well as all the latest news from the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Racing Produces Numerous Proud Moments During 2017 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2017) - Kevin Swindell Racing had a breakout season in its first full year as a winged sprint car team.

Spencer Bayston drove to a pair of feature victories and Sammy Swindell led the Swindell Speed Lab backed team into the Kings Royal A Main.

"It was probably better than we expected," Kevin Swindell said. "We put ourselves in position to win races a fair amount of time. Whether it was the car, yellows or just circumstances that hurt us, I think we could have won five or six races this year. I'm excited and happy we were able to put as much speed into it. We'll go into next year with some notes for a lot of tracks that we saw for the first time as well."

Bayston captured the biggest win of the season on April 15 when he scored an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

"It was a great start to the year," he said. "I remember right out of qualifying we were fast. I started seventh in the A Main and it took me a minute to get rolling. All of a sudden we hit our stride mid-race. I was able to work in the middle in turns one and two where everyone else was around the top. We got the lead and cruised home. It was a shocking night, but a moment of knowing that we were a competitor."

Bayston backed up the impressive triumph on June 22 at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, with the All Stars.

"We were so good," he said. "That track was in my comfort zone. I think every time we took the green I was able to drive away from the field. It showed we didn't get lucky at Attica and that we can contend for wins. That was a sigh of relief to know we were able to do it again."

Sammy Swindell also had a special summer moment after a last-minute decision to tackle the Kings Royal finale in July, when he made his debut driving for his son's team.

"Getting in the Kings Royal with dad on a short notice and not our best foot forward was special," Kevin Swindell said. "That was cool for me to do that with him as tough as that deal can be to get in."

The Swindell Speed Lab sponsored team produced numerous other strong results and will carry momentum into 2018, when Bayston will drive in approximately 40 races.

"Overall it was a really good year," he said. "It was a learning year for sure. Going into it knowing it was a new team and new program with a rookie driver and a rookie crew chief, we had a lot to work on and build and I think we did a good job. We were able to work off each other and gain knowledge on the driving and setup side as well. We were in position to win many, many more races. That is a confidence boost to carry into next year."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 13 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Racing Optics

Racing Optics is the world's largest manufacturer of laminated tearoffs for auto racing helmets, motorcycle racing helmets and helmet shield protectors. For more information, visit http://www.RacingOptics.com.

"I really appreciate all of the support from everyone at Racing Optics," Swindell said.

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Johnny Herrera Racing Offering Top-Notch Ride for Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Nov. 9, 2017) - Johnny Herrera has one remaining ride open for the 2018 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

The midget is a 2016 Spike with a new Esslinger engine. The car is all titanium with a carbon body and was driven by Ryan Bernal in the 2017 Chili Bowl.

"This is a top-notch midget," Herrera said. "Everything is in great shape and it will give anyone an opportunity to be a contender at the Chili Bowl."

Serious inquires can message Herrera on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2 ) or via the contact page on his website at http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com .

Bricen James, who finished eighth in a C Main to narrowly miss a transfer into a B Main during his Chili Bowl debut last year, is slated to return to the Johnny Herrera Racing stable and will be joined by Scottie McDonald.

Herrera will not be racing in the Chili Bowl this year and will work solely on his three midgets throughout the event.

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 39 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Excavating

Morton Excavating is an excavating business located in Coweta, Okla.

"Morton Excavating came on board early last year and has developed into a great friendship as well as a partnership," Herrera said. "It started out as me asking them to move some dirt for me and has turned into a friendship and at the same time Blaine and Kim came on board as a big supporter of our program."

Herrera would also like to thank Competition Suspension Inc., Champion Brands, Mesilla Valley Transportation, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Date Set for 2018 World of Outlaws Boot Hill Showdown at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (November 9, 2017) – It’s time for Sprint Car racing fans to break out those 2018 calendars. And the date can be circled for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series return to Dodge City Raceway Park.

The 2018 World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval is set for Saturday night, October 20.

With this year’s “Boot Hill Showdown” following victim to frigid temperatures, next October’s return marks the first World of Outlaws Sprint Car event at Dodge City Raceway Park since July of 2015 when nine-time and reigning series champ Donny Schatz and Memphis shoe Jason Sides split victory honors.

While Sides and Schatz are the most recent series winners at DCRP, it’s Oklahoma native and 2013 WoO champion Daryn Pittman that has enjoyed the most success in recent years with three triumphs in the most recent five events including a two-night sweep of the 2014 “Boot Hill Showdown”.

While Pittman has enjoyed recent success, Joey Saldana tops the overall win charts with five victories. Saldana’s last win at DCRP came in June of 2010.

The balance of the 2018 Dodge City Raceway Park is near completion and will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Past World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” winners at Dodge City Raceway Park:

7/4/15 – Donny Schatz

7/3/15 – Jason Sides

7/5/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/4/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/6/13 – Daryn Pittman

7/5/13 – Donny Schatz

6/23/12 – Kraig Kinser

6/22/12 – Steve Kinser

7/2/11 – Jason Sides

7/1/11 – Craig Dollansky

6/14/10 – Joey Saldana

6/12/10 – Sammy Swindell

6/13/09 – Joey Saldana

6/12/09 – Joey Saldana

6/21/08 – Donny Schatz

6/20/08 – Joey Saldana

6/23/07 – Daryn Pittman

6/22/07 – Jason Meyers

7/1/06 – Joey Saldana

10/8/05 – Danny Lasoski

6/22/04 – Steve Kinser

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.

 

 

Dancer Caps Season With First Appearance at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 9, 2017) - Shawn Dancer wrapped up the 2017 season last weekend at the Textron Off Road World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

"It's a tough deal for someone that's never been there before," he said. "You get three laps of practice and then you go into qualifying for both of your nights. You have to be spot on from the get-go."

Dancer said his car felt good, but the engine seemed to be lagging a bit. It hindered his qualifying efforts - 22nd in his group for Friday's show and 24th in his group for Saturday - which set him up for a tough weekend.

"Friday night, we started eighth and made our way up to fifth (in a heat race)," he said. "I was sleeping on the last restart or I think we could have gotten up and battled for a transfer spot."

Starting ninth in the C Main didn't discourage Dancer. After hitting a tire on the start and falling to 12th, he made his way up to second to transfer to the Last Chance Showdown.

"We had to start in the back of the LCS and the track slicked up a lot," he said. "That was ok, but the air was so dirty back there that you just couldn't go anywhere."

Dancer advanced from 18th to 15th in the consolation race.

"We started eighth in the heat race on Saturday and we finished seventh," he said. "In the C Main, we started ninth and we just weren't as good so we finished sixth."

Dancer enjoyed his debut at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and is planning a return trip in the future.

"Overall, it was a really good season," he said. "We got better toward the end of the year so hopefully that will continue into next season."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 5 (8); C Main: 2 (9); B Main: 15 (18).

Nov. 4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); C Main: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amshaw Service Center

Amshaw Service Center, which is based in Delphos, Ohio, is a service center for semi trucks and trailers.

"Amshaw Service Center offers complete services and road service calls," Dancer said. "The company and its employees do great work and are a big supporter of our race team."

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

 

 

Reutzel Closes out Season at Cocopah

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 9, 2017) – It all began at Florida in February. Now, a quick nine months later, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team will finish out the 2017 season with a three-day weekend in far southwest Arizona.

And it’s a place that Reutzel has found to his liking in the past.

Sitting a solid second in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, Reutzel looks to finish out the season strong aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ. Action begins on Thursday night with two more rounds of competition on Friday and Saturday.

Reutzel topped last year’s season finale at Cocopah. He also enjoyed his first 410-ci Sprint Car win at Cocopah at the outset of the 2015 season.

“We always have good speed there,” the driver of the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine said.

Reutzel enters the Cocopah weekend coming off a Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals triumph that ran his season total to seven wins among more than 40 overall top-tens in another stellar season for the Clute, TX, racer.

As always in ASCS competition, heat race success in this weekend’s Cocopah triple will be paramount. “Hopefully we can get through our heat in good shape and go from there,” Reutzel comments. “As long as we don’t get buried too far back, we usually have good enough speed at Cocopah to finish strong.”

In a season that has included nearly 80 race nights for the driver of the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance entry, another victory lane trip or two would be the ideal way to transition into a quick off-season.

2017 Quick Stats: 76 races, 7 wins, 29 top-fives, 43 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on November 9-11.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

CHAMPIONS KRUSEMAN AND GARDNER TEAM UP FOR OVAL NATIONALS

(Ventura, CA, November 9, 2017) In a late deal, two Southern California racing champions, Cory Kruseman of Ventura and Ronnie Gardner of Riverside, have teamed up for this week’s 22nd Annual “Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction” at Perris Auto Speedway. The three-day race, which begins on Thursday, November 9th, will culminate with a $25,000.00 to win 40-lap main event on Saturday, November 11th.

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Ronnie Gardner practicing for the first time in the Cory Kruseman #7K at Perris Auto Speedway

on Wednesday night. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The last second pairing came about when Arizona’s Landon Cling, who was slated to drive for Kruseman at the Ovals, flipped and suffered a concussion during the running of the “Western World Championships” at the Arizona Speedway last Saturday night. With Cling unable to compete this weekend, there was only one driver that Kruseman wanted to call and that was Gardner, who is close to sewing up his fifth consecutive USAC Western Midget Championship.

“It was a no brainer (to call Gardner) as he does a good job at Perris and always tries real hard,” said Kruseman, who won the Oval Nationals driving for Tony Stewart in 2003 and 2004. “He almost won a main event there earlier this year and he respects the equipment he drives. I am looking forward to working with him this weekend.”

Gardner, a 29-year-old who got engaged two months ago, was not looking forward to missing the Oval Nationals for the second year in a row. Last year the team he was driving for was forced to scratch just before the race and this year the team did not enter a car. Seeing he did not have a ride, Perris Auto Speedway officials approached him last Thursday and asked if he would like to be one of the infield announcers for the race. He eagerly jumped at the opportunity, but it came with one condition. If he received a phone call offering up a ride, he would have to accept it. That call came Monday night.

“I was looking forward to being on the mic, but when the ride in one of Cory’s cars came up, I had to take it,” Gardner said. “I am excited. He called me Monday night and asked if I wanted to drive his car. Growing up, my uncle owned cars with Rickie Gaunt and Troy Rutherford driving for him. But, Cory was always my racing hero.”

Having never driven one of Kruseman’s cars before, Gardner, whose racing roots run deep as his grandfather on his mom’s side, Ronnie Duman, finished sixth in the 1968 Indianapolis 500 and the Gardner’s on his father’s side of the family have been racing for nearly 100-years, got a handful of laps in the car on Wednesday night at the Oval Nationals practice.

“I want to do good for him (Kruseman), but it is hard getting into a car you have never driven before and competing against the best in the country,” Gardner said. “I plan on making the main every night and have hopes of finishing in the top ten in all three races.”

In addition to Kruseman’s guidance in the #7K car for the Oval Nationals, Gardner will also have Harlan Willis, who was Kruseman’s car owner when they combined to win the 2001 SCRA championship, and longtime Kruseman crew chief Mike Nigh, calling the shots in the pits for the big weekend.

In addition to wearing his hat as car owner at the “Oval Nationals,” Kruseman, who is one of the most decorated open wheel drivers in the last half century, will also be the “Grand Marshal” of the event and will compete in the inaugural demonstration race for the Yamaha R1 DT cars.

This week’s Gardner/Kruseman effort in the Oval Nationals is being sponsored by Lucas Oil, Sander Engineering, K&N and K1 Race Gear.

Spectator gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with racing at 7:00 for the Thursday and Friday portions of the Oval Nationals. On Saturday, gates will open at 3:00 and racing will commence at 6:45. Fans wishing to attend can find Perris Auto Speedway at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track website is available at the following link http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

 

 

Gosek Emerges as Oswego’s New All-Time Points Leader; Snyder Moves Inside Top Twelve

OSWEGO, NY - It had been since 2011 since the all-time points system for Oswego Speedway’s Supermodifieds had been updated, but that changed earlier this week and the new top five provided an interesting shift as well as a new all-time points leader for the first time since the mid-1990s.

Joe Gosek, a full-time Oswego campaigner for the past 35-plus seasons, has now surpassed Eddie Bellinger Jr. as the all-time Supermodified points leader through the 2017 season. Gosek was 4th at the conclusion of 2011, but has since passed three all-time greats in Jim Shampine, Steve Gioia Jr, and Bellinger to take the lead with an astounding 32,606 career points, besting Bellinger’s 32,405.

Gosek has 44 career wins at Oswego including three Budweiser International Classic 200s, plus two track championships and several ‘Mr. Supermodified crowns’ to boot with his legendary No. 00. As of right now, it appears Gosek’s 32,600 point mark may never be broken and Joe will only add to that in 2018.

At almost 62 years-old, Gosek is still very much winning, taking his 44th win at Oswego in the 45-lap ‘Retro Night’ feature this year and he shows no signs of slowing down. “I still think I have a few more good years in me,” he said.

Seven time track champion Otto Sitterly, first a champ in 2006 and Supermodified rookie back in 2004, was the big mover and shaker overall thus far. Sitterly, of Canajoharie, moved from the 31st spot with 9,400 points prior to 2012 right up to 13th with nearly 15,000 career points collected. Since 2012, Sitterly scored three more track championships to add to his total with car owner John Nicotra.

The ‘Zero Hero,’ Tim Snyder, an Oswego rookie in 1996, also gained a considerable amount of points and while the Northfield, N.H. driver only moved up one spot, it was to crack the top twelve. Snyder was 13th with some 13,400 points after 2011 and the 2001 Budweiser International Classic champion has competed just about full-time in every season since with Snyder now moving into 12th all-time with 16,732 points, blowing him past Mark Letcher. With Snyder planning to compete full-time in 2018, he is on pace to best Ron Wallace, Mike Muldoon Sr. and Nolan Swift to move into tenth all-time just behind Norm Mackereth, who he may have the chance to pass next season as well.

While Sitterly and Snyder made notable gains already, there are other drivers further back in the top 100 such as Bob Bond, Hal LaTulip, Bill Sharkey, and Ray Graham that will all see considerate point increases as well.

With Gosek officially emerging as the new all-time leader, the remainder of the list, which will now include roughly 600 unique names since 1962, continues to be updated and will be posted in its entirety at OswegoSpeedway.com in the near future.

“We are happy to finally begin the tedious process of updating our all-time stats for Supermodified fans to see,” said speedway public relations director Camden Proud. “Our all-time points system is calculated using a different system than the current one implicated at the track, so this tends to take a considerable amount of time. Soon you will be able to see more statistics than ever at OswegoSpeedway.com including this full-Supermodified all-time points list, which will see some major shifts when it is all said and done. Until then, all of us at the speedway congratulate Joe Gosek on his accomplishment.”

New lists contributed by Dave Rice of Oswego such as All-Time SBS Car Owner Wins, Feature Only Points and Chassis Wins have all been added to the track’s website while Supermodified, SBS and Super Stock all-time wins and top fives have been updated as well. Several more stats will be added throughout the offseason.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway has been announced with its annual open practice session set to be held on Saturday, May 19 before a Memorial Day Weekend spectacular officially kicks off the season one week later on Saturday, May 26.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Top 20 All-Time Oswego Speedway Supermodified Point Standings (1962-2017):

Joe Gosek - 32,606

Eddie Bellinger Jr - 32,405

Steve Gioia Jr - 29,806

Jim Shampine - 28,317

Bentley Warren - 25,993

Warren Coniam - 21,792

Jamie Moore - 18,575

Norm Mackereth - 17,548

Nolan Swift - 17,213

Mike Muldoon - 17,147

Ron Wallace Sr - 16,958

Tim Snyder - 16,732

Otto Sitterly - 14,912

Mark Letcher - 13,687

Doug Didero - 13,156

Bobby Stelter - 12,805

Danny Soule - 11,858

Todd Stowell - 11,752

Brian Herb - 11,345

Kempton Dates - 11,146

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

ROA 6TH AT ARIZONA’S WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - THIS WEEKEND OVAL NATIONALS AT PERRIS!

(Buena Park, CA, November 8, 2017) Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa came home sixth in the historic 50th annual “Western World Championships” at Arizona Speedway last Saturday night. The finish was the best for any of the USAC/CRA regulars in the 24-car field that also included the USAC National Sprint Cars. This Saturday, the BR Performance team will be at Perris Auto Speedway for the 22nd annual Oval Nationals.

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Photo courtesy of Jeff Taylor.

Last week’s race in the “Copper State” was actually a two night affair with preliminaries on Friday and the finale on Saturday.

On Friday, the 26-year-old timed in 12th fast in the 31-car field and then placed second in his heat race. That put him on the inside of the seventh row for the main event. Fighting and clawing all race long, he basically held the position and finished 12th in the 30-lapper.

Saturday was a different story. Roa qualified the brilliant green #91R ninth fastest among the 31-cars on hand and placed fourth in his heat race. That positioned him on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap championship main event. Once the green flag sent the field on its way, Roa was second in turn two, but used the crossover move that has served him so well to sweep into the lead and cross the line first at the end of the opening circuit. While leading on lap two, the second place car threw a big slider on Roa and it went bad. The slider clipped Roa’s left front causing him to take evasive action and drop back to fourth.

For most of the main event Roa ran fourth, before ending up sixth at the finish. That outcome propelled him back into second in the USAC/CRA championship standings with three races to go in the 2017 season. Those three races will be contested at Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway at the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. As always at Perris, Roa will be one of the favorites in the field and he still has hopes of taking the 2017 series championship. Each of the races will be full points paying races for both the USAC National and CRA Series and will culminate with the $25,000.00 to win main event on Saturday.

The prestigious running of the 77th Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura is two weeks away. With thanks to HD Industries, the team has entered the #91R in the sprint car portion of the show. Roa is still looking for a ride in the midget portion of the program. Any team with interest in contacting Roa with a ride and thus becoming eligible for the $50,000.00 bonus (if a driver wins both main events), can contact the 26-year-old star by using the contact information at the top of this release.

As always, the team will have its good-looking shirts in the pits at the Oval Nationals. Cost is $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts are available by mail for $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

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Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal and credit card orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

For fans wishing to attend the “Oval Nationals”, Perris Auto Speedway is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA (92571). The track website is available at the following link http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

For those who wish to relive Roa’s 2017 USAC appearances, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: 714-932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/ Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main

6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main

7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-14 Wheel2Wheel Raceway So Cal Oval Karters 2nd A Main

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

10-28 Ventura Raceway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

 

 

SEASON ENDER: Gravel Takes Last Lap Thriller to Close Out Outlaw Season Team finishes 3rd in the overall Outlaw points standings as 2017 wraps up

CARLISLE, PA. - November 7, 2017 - In some ways, it was the fitting end to David Gravel and CJB Motorsports 2017 season. The hard charging driver being given a world class race car to pull off a thrilling victory. As they had done many times before, Gravel and his team brought the fans to their feet with as a last lap pass to score another win.

"We've been lucky to be the guys that steal victories this year," Gravel said. "It's a lot easier than being the guys that have victories stolen from them, for sure. It was just a great way to cap off a very good year. We qualified where we wanted to on Thursday night. We wanted to make sure we put ourselves on the front row of the heat races and we did that."

Gravel and the CJB team had traveled to the Dirt Track at Charlotte in North Carolina to wrap up the 2017 season at the Textron Offroad World Finals. On Thursday, November 2nd, the team, along with other sprint cars, big block modifieds and late models, took to the 4/10th's of a mile oval for qualifying. In the first session, which set the field for Friday nights event, Gravel timed in quickest overall. For Saturdays event, the #5 car timed in 3rd in Group A.

On Friday night, Gravel won his heat race, finished fourth in the dash and lined up to start the feature in 7th.

"We were running really well," Gravel said. "We were up to third and I felt like we had a car that was capeable of running in the top two. We cut a tire and that sent us back so we had quite a bit of ground to make up. It was tough."

Back in action the following night, Gravel won his heat race again, finished third in the dash and started the feature in 5th.

Click here to watch Gravel's last lap pass.

"Another amazing car from Barry, Derek and Zach," said Gravel. "Donny (Schatz) didn't really move his line and I was really able to close in fast on him in turns three and four. We got there and I had some chances to pass him. We just made the most of it and got it done."

With the season officially closed, Gravel and the team will head back to Pennsylvania to began preparations for the 2018 season. A comprehensive season recap will be coming in the following weeks.

Check out the latest David Gravel themed gear and get it shipped to your front door!

BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 11/3/2017 Charlotte 1 1 1 6 4 7 17 0 11/4/2017 Charlotte 3 1 1 4 3 5 1 1

2017 STATS:

Events: 86

Quick Times: 11

Wins: 20

Top-5's: 47

Top-10's: 72

Heat Race Wins: 23

Dash Wins: 9

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 421

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

KEITH ROCCO TO MAKE FIRST INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET AUTO RACING SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS STARTS IN ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY AND ALBANY; ACQUIRES TOP SHELF RYAN PREECE CAR FOR ALL OUT ASSAULT

ALLENTOWN, PA November 8, 2017 . . . New England Asphalt Modified specialist Keith Rocco has plans to run in the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels trio of races to be held this coming winter. Len Sammons Motorsports Productions received confirmation from Rocco declaring his intentions to race in the Allentown (PA), Atlantic City (NJ) and Albany (NY) races.

Rocco, who has never driven a Three Quarter Midget nor raced indoors, has acquired the car Ryan Preece has raced in recent Indoor races with considerable success.

Preece recently announced that he will drive the car now solely owned by Donnie Preece, Ryan's uncle, in the three-race Indoor Auto Racing Series. Donnie Preece acquired sole ownership of the car from the late Ted Christopher's wife Quinn shortly after the racing legend's death in a private plane crash.

With a top car underneath him, Rocco, of Wallingford, CT, who won track championships this season at Waterford Speedbowl, Thompson Motorsports Park and Stafford Motor Speedway, is certain to rank among the pre-race favorites.

Rocco will be in the field when the series opens for 2018 at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6. He will return to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City, NJ, on January 26 and 27. Then, Rocco will then square off in neutral territory in the first ever Indoor race event in New York State, set for February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y.

To succeed, Rocco will have to go up against experienced indoor TQ Midget drivers in what is a very specialized racing discipline.

New Jersey native Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., will be racing his No. 15 Lafler TQ Midget at Wall Stadium’s Turkey Derby in the TQ Midget feature over Thanksgiving Day weekend in preparation for the indoor opener.

Flores has spent his working life in NASCAR’s upper tier series. He currently works on the Woods Brothers No. 21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team driven by Ryan Blaney.

When Blaney moves from the Wood Brothers Ford to a third team owned by Roger Penske in 2018, Flores and the rest of the team will move with Blaney to the No. 12 car.

Also a contender for victories and the championship is Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., recently crowned Wall Stadium 2017 Modified champion. Blewett has been a contender for Indoor Auto Racing Series victory for five years but has yet take the checkered flag.

You never can rule out Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY. An eight time winner and three time Indoor Racing Series champion, Rudolph was a close second to Flores in last year’s title chase. He will be coming off a career best outdoor season on dirt that produced 17 wins and the BRP Modified Tour championship.

Driving a TQ Midget on the Indoor Series is a perfect off-season workout for the drivers. The TQs are open wheel race cars, specifically adapted for racing in the tight indoor speedway confines. Powered by a 750cc motorcycle engine, the car and driver weigh only 825 pounds allowing them to ignite to speeds up to 75 mph. The unbelievable racing, with lap times under eight seconds, has produced huge fan attendance.

These are not cookie cutter race cars held in a box by a large rule book. The suspension and car design are open to the team, making it a throwback style of racing.

The Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets will run a full program of racing with feature events both nights. Champ Karts will be racing in a complete show on Friday night, with the Slingshots on Saturday night.

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. The 2016 event was a sell-out.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

 

 

WEST COAST SPRINT CARS #1 SUPPORTER “BIG MIKE” GROSSWENDT!

(Perris, CA, November 7, 2017) One could use a lot of words when describing what “Big Mike” Grosswendt is in the sprint car world. He could be described as a supporter or a fan. Others could be sponsor, photographer or writer. He is indeed all of those, but perhaps the best description could be “sprint car lover.” Grosswendt’s company, All Coast Construction, is the presenting sponsor of this week’s 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway.

Grosswendt was not born into a racing family and thus he is not a lifelong fan. In fact, he only saw his first sprint car race a decade ago. Before that, he had no interest in racing or cars and had never even changed his own oil. However, he had been surfing at C Street in Ventura for years and he heard the cars racing at the Ventura Raceway. An employee first dragged him to the races and he was not that impressed. Then his brother “dragged” him up there and he saw Chris Wakim win a main event from the back and he has been hooked since.

Mike Grosswendt on the right and Don Kazarian at the 2015 Budweiser Oval

Nationals. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Grosswendt’s early pilgrimages to races were at the 360 sprint car races at Ventura. Somehow, he eventually made the trek from his home north of Los Angeles to Perris Auto Speedway and he was hooked even deeper.

“I have no idea,” Grosswendt laughed when queried as to what fueled his passion for 410 sprint car racing. “I started watching 360’s one night at Ventura and I was hooked. I started coming down to Perris to check it out. To me, Perris with the 410 version of sprint car racing, is just the “Cadillac” version of sprint car racing. I just love it to death. I fell in love with the sound, the smell and the people. The amount of teamwork that goes into what appears to be a single participant sport is amazing. It is not a single participant sport. It is a team sport. Seeing how a car is set up affects its performance and it takes a whole team to get it right. It is not just the driver.”

A humble and relatively quiet person, talk of sprint car racing brings an excitement and seems to be pure joy for Grosswendt. And, talk of the Oval Nationals reveals his love affair with not only the sport, but for one of its biggest races.

“If you are into 410 sprint car racing on the West Coast, the Oval Nationals has a long history and it is a prestigious race,” Grosswendt said with a smile while attending the October 21st race at The PAS. “The Oval Nationals is a hard race to win and luck has a lot to do with it. The thing I like about the three-night format is you can have bad luck one night and you are not out. There is a lot of pressure and they (the drivers) can have an off night and still get to the front of the main. A lot of the guys have told me how important that is.”

One of the many people who Grosswendt has impressed during his association with the sport is long time Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian. Kazarian has been involved with racing and mostly sprint cars since he was a youngster. He has seen a lot of people involved in the sport since day one, but he has seen few like Grosswendt.

“A lot of people are very passionate about sprint car racing, but I do not think there is anyone more passionate than “Big Mike,” Kazarian said. “You can feel it when you talk to him. He has such a desire to help the sport and support the racers. He always comes up with ideas on how we can better the sport. As far as the Oval Nationals are concerned, he came aboard with his company All Coast Construction a few years ago and injected a lot of extra enthusiasm into the event. It makes a huge difference. It is big things like adding to the purse, little things like making swag bags for the media and lot of other stuff in between. He is an amazing man and a tremendous asset to the sport. On top of everything else, he is a super nice person.”

The Oval Nationals, which pays $25,000.00 to win on the final night, is three nights of full points paying races for the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series. Each night will include qualifying, heat races and main events. Advance tickets for the most prestigious non-wing sprint car race in the nation are available at the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

As well as the USAC portion of the show, Saturday’s program also includes a special invitational debut of the Yamaha R1 DT race car. Drivers from several different racing disciplines including Natalie Decker, Cory Kruseman, Sammy Halbert, Donnie Moran, Josh Hays, C.J. Greaves, Kenshiro Gushi, Dustin Nelson and others, will be involved in the historic race.

In addition to the three nights of racing, there will be a practice session for Oval Nationals entered cars on Wednesday, November 8th. The practice will be free for fans in the grandstands and there will be $2.00 pizza, soda and beer. The practice will commence at 5:00 P.M.

Past Oval Nationals Champions

1996 Jimmy Sills

1997 Rip Williams

1998 Rodney Argo

1999 Rickie Gaunt

2000 Tony Jones

2001 Bud Kaeding

2002 Bud Kaeding

2003 Cory Kruseman

2004 Cory Kruseman

2005 Dave Darland

2006 Dave Darland

2007 Bud Kaeding

2008 Jesse Hockett

2009 Damion Gardner

2010 Chris Windom

2011 Damion Gardner

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Dave Darland

2014 Robert Ballou

2015 Bryan Clauson

2016 Damion Gardner

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

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 open wheel racing 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

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Baughman Taking Positive From World Finals Debut

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2017) - Although Josh Baughman wasn't fond of his results last weekend during his debut at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Textron Off Road World Finals, he likes the direction his team is headed.

"Charlotte was cool," he said. "The track is a different shape. It wasn't a bad weekend, but we didn't have a good weekend. It's not the way you want to finish the year, but it gives us something we can work on and shows us where we need to spend our time."

Baughman kicked off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event on Thursday when he qualified 17th quickest in his group for Friday's show and 18th quickest in his group for Saturday's program.

"Qualifying is everything," he said. "If you look at our times we're a tenth or hundredth out of a good starting spot. Those hundredths mean everything."

Baughman ended seventh in a heat race and fifth in the C Main on Friday before he placed sixth in a heat race and 15th in the Last Chance Showdown on Saturday.

"I feel like we raced decent," he said. "We have to qualify better. You can't bury yourself in qualifying and expect to dig yourself out of a big hole like that."

Baughman said his team has finished racing this season and will focus on 410ci winged sprint car action in 2018.

"There's not one thing I can pinpoint for us to improve on that will have us contending for 410 wins," he said. "We need to work on our whole program and we're going to spend the offseason doing that."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); C Main: 5 (2).

Nov. 4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 15 (15).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hollywood Blasting & Coating

Hollywood Blasting & Coating, which is based in Midland, Texas, is renowned as the most affordable and reliable show in town for their industrial coatings, industrial painting and oilfield sandblasting. For more information, visit http://www.HollywoodCoating.com .

"I want to thank the employees at Hollywood Blasting & Coating for their support of our race team," Baughman said.

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

 

 

Sides Passes 22 Cars During World Finals Main Events

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2017) - Jason Sides passed 22 cars during the two Textron Off Road World Finals main events last weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Unfortunately, both nights of charging forward during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series marquee event came on the heels of sour qualifying results. Sides opened the weekend on Thursday by qualifying 16th quickest in his group for Friday's program and 14 th quickest in his group for Saturday's show.

"I thought we'd be decent," he said. "It seemed like the later it went the better the track got. The second time it was the same thing. When we went out it was sixth quick. And then the top got cleaned off and had more grip because they got faster and faster."

Sides placed sixth in a heat race and rallied from 13th to seventh in the Last Chance Showdown to miss a transfer by only one position. That forced him to use a provisional to start 28th in the main event.

"We were pretty good," he said. "I drove up to 13th before the last restart. We had worn the tires out and a couple of cars got back by us at the end."

Sides ended with a 15th-place result.

Saturday's season finale played out similar as Sides finished fourth in a heat race to miss a lock-in position to the A Main by only one spot. He then placed 14th in the Last Chance Showdown and used a provisional to start the main event 26th.

"It was like the tires sealed over and got cleaned off," he said. "We moved forward early and then went backwards for a while. Then the last four or five laps it got really good again. We passed a few cars back, but it wasn't enough."

Sides maneuvered to a 17th-place finish. He finished the season 11th in the championship standings - only two points (one position) behind 10th place.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 7 (13); Feature: 15 (28).

Nov. 4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 14 (12); Feature: 17 (26).

SEASON STATS -

85 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 24 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 70 top 20s

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 - Clean Seal, Inc.

Clean Seal, Inc. has supplied extruded rubber products to the transportation industry since 1978. The company, which is based in South Bend, Ind., is a full-line, full-service source for standard and custom-designed seals and gaskets. For more information, visit http://www.CleanSeal.com.

"Clean Seal came on board a couple years ago and we're excited to have them as part of our program," Sides said. "I want to say thanks to Bill Dawson and the entire team at Clean Seal. We look forward to future success together."

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

 

 

Joshua Shipley's Season Continues at Cocopah Speedway Thanks to Generosity

Inside Line Promotions - YOUNGTOWN, Ariz. (Nov. 7, 2017) - Joshua Shipley will be able to continue his hunt for a podium points finish in his rookie year with the ASCS Southwest Region thanks to the help from many different people.

"We have great equipment that allows us to run well, but we put all of our funds into continuously keeping up the car," Shipley said. "These out of town races are tough for us to go to, but thankfully some really generous people are helping us out."

Shipley is heading into a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Southwest Region tripleheader this Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., which he wouldn't be able to attend without the help of the many great people.

"It was really important for us to go to Cocopah to have a shot at a top-three points finish," Shipley said. "I can't thank everyone enough."

Mark Clark of Speed Sports, which is a high-performance auto service shop, stepped up and bought some sponsorship on the side boards for the last five races of the year.

"It's an honor to have Mark on our car for the rest of the year," Shipley said. "I also have to thank Tony Smiley with Smiley Lifting Solutions. He's been a long-time marketing partner with Verville Motorsports and he's helped us a great deal."

Bob Hendrickson with Hendrickson Construction has also volunteered to give some help to Shipley and Verville Motorsports.

"He really pushed us to the next level to get us to Cocopah because he knew how important it was to us," Shipley said. "Casey Minks, who let us run his 305ci engine in New Mexico, has continued his partnership with us, which is awesome."

Shipley and Verville Motorsports extend their greatest gratitude to these people and their year-long sponsors who are helping to make their chase for a podium points finish with the ASCS Southwest Region a reality.

"I can't express how thankful we are for everyone's help," Shipley said. "We're excited to get to Cocopah Speedway and give it our best shot."

Shipley enters this weekend ranked fourth in the ASCS Southwest Region standings - only 40 points out of third place.

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Race Shack

The Race Shack, which is located in Peoria, Ariz., provides dirt track racing parts and safety equipment. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/racersare1 .

"Kaylene Verville, who I drive for, runs The Race Shack," Shipley said. "It has everything you could need as a racer and I'm very grateful for the support from The Race Shack."

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

 

 

Hill Hoping to End Her Season on High Note at Cocopah Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Nov. 7, 2017) - Alex Hill is looking to close the 2017 racing season on a positive note this weekend when she competes with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

While the 17-year-old has visited Cocopah Speedway before, the action Thursday through Saturday will be her first time in competition there.

"I've been there two or three times to watch," she said. "It's a cool track. It's big and it usually seems to slick off. I don't really care for slick tracks so that will be a challenge for me. But I need to get better on slick tracks, so if that's what it is it will be good experience for me."

Hill has a goal in mind for the weekend with regards to the high competition level of the ASCS National Tour regulars who will be joined by other competitors from the region.

"Things haven't really gone our way this year so it would be nice to end it with a good weekend," she said. "It sounds like there could be quite a few cars there. It would be nice if we could make the A Feature. That's something we haven't been able to do recently."

This weekend will mark the longest tow for her racing team from its shop in Canada, although it will be a relatively short trip for Hill.

"I think it's about a 39-hour trip from our shop to Cocopah, but it's a lot closer for me this time, maybe about four-and-a-half hours," said Hill, who is currently attending college in Los Angeles.

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., 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 - Strodes BBQ and Deli

Strodes BBQ & Deli has been serving Brantford, Ontario, Canada, with the highest quality meats and meat products since 1937. For more information, visit http://www.Strodes.ca.

"Strodes BBQ and Deli has catered events for our race team and has done a tremendous job," Hill said. "We're excited to have them as supporters of our team."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Davis Fuels, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines and Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman in Close Points Battle Entering Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Nov. 7, 2017) - Seth Bergman is only 65 points out of fifth place in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings entering the season finale this weekend in the desert.

Bergman will compete Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., where he was victorious in November 2016.

"I enjoy racing at Cocopah Speedway so it will be good to be back," he said. "We've had a few good runs there throughout the years and we're looking to end this season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on a positive note."

Bergman also finished fifth at the track last year and he netted a fifth-place result there in 2013. He also ended 10th twice in 2012 as well as in 2014. Additionally, Bergman posted an eighth-place finish during the 2015 edition of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"That's usually a wide race track that can be pretty racy," he said. "If you have your car right and can put yourself in the first few rows to start the main event you will have an opportunity to be a contender. It'd be huge for our team to pick up a win this weekend."

Bergman is seeking his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph of the year, which would give him a win in six straight seasons.

While Bergman has locked up a top-10 finish in the championship standings for the seventh consecutive year, if he can make up the 65 points this weekend and finish fifth in the standings it will mark his second career top-five result in the standings.

"We have a lot to race for this weekend," he said. "We'll go in there with the same mindset we take into every race. The goal is to win and I know our team is capable of accomplishing that feat."

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 2 wins, 27 top fives, 42 top 10s, 53 top 15s, 60 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Strong During World Finals Finale as Bubba Doubleheader Looms

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2017) - Trey Starks posted his career-best 410ci winged sprint car finish at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and his season-best result with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Saturday during the final night of the Textron Off Road World Finals.

The marquee event opened on Thursday when Starks guided the Gobrecht Motorsports team to the fourth quickest qualifying time in their group for Friday's show before he set quick time overall for Saturday's event.

"Qualifying was definitely good," he said. "We have that part of the night figured out. We seem to be ok no matter where we go. We just have to make sure we're better later in the night."

Starks placed third in a heat race to kick off Friday's action, which narrowly missed a spot into a dash. It lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the A Main.

"I didn't get a good start in the heat race and we lost a spot so that put us out of a dash, which is huge," he said. "Then we flat out didn't do well in the feature. We knew we had some things to work on."

The team ended Friday's main event 23rd, but bounced back on Saturday by winning a heat race to advance into a dash. Unfortunately, the highest number - six - was drawn for the dash inversion and that lined Starks up last in the short race. He finished where he started to line up 12th for the main event.

"I think if we could have started up front we would have been one of the cars to beat," he said. "Our clean air package is really good. Clean air is everything. We worked our way up to eighth or ninth and then on a couple of late restarts I got shuffled back so we ended up finishing where we started. It wasn't quite what we wanted, but was better than the night before."

Starks capped the event with a 12th-place finish.

He and Gobrecht Motorsports will wrap up the season this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series. Starks finished second during his debut at the track before winning the following night in October 2015.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 23 (13).

Nov. 4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 12 (12).

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS 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 - ServiceMaster Clean

ServiceMaster Clean provides specialty cleaning services to residential homeowners and commercial businesses through franchises worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ServiceMasterClean.com .

"I want to thank ServiceMaster Clean for supporting our race team," Starks said. "Their service is top notch and I'd recommend looking into it whether you want some housework done or a commercial business cleaned."

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

 

 

White Wrapping Up First Season on Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Nov. 7, 2017) - Harli White is scheduled to wrap up the 2017 season this weekend when she competes in the desert with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

White enters the tripleheader, which is Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., ranked ninth in the championship standings and once the weekend is complete she will be one of the first females to have ever spent a full season racing on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour trail.

"We have a fresh motor going in for this weekend," she said. "It's good to have that in the back of our mind, just to know everything is right. We need to try to capitalize on that."

White competed at the track in 2013 and 2014 with a best result of 23 rd place during her most recent outing.

"I like the race track," she said. "It's a nice facility and has some good racing. It's usually pretty racy. I think the last time I went there we battled engine problems the whole time. We didn't get to race much because of electrical problems. In the past I haven't had the best luck there."

White is hoping that turns around this weekend.

"We haven't had consistent top fives or top 10s this year like we wanted," she said. "We're hoping for a good pill draw. We haven't had much luck on draws this year. Hopefully we'll get a little lucky and get a good starting spot and then we can compete for top fives and top 10s."

White will participate in the Fan Fest on Wednesday at the bowling alley located across the street from the race track prior to the practice night.

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., 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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"It is an honor to have Royal Jones and MVT be a part of our team for several years," White said. "He's helped my career tremendously. He's a great guy who loves racing. I'm very honored to have him as a sponsor."

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

 

 

Tankersley's ASCS Gulf South Region Win Highlights 2017 Season

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) - This season was a rather quiet one for Channin Tankersley, who was focused on business and only able to compete in 20 races.

"I was hurt one year and only got seven races in, otherwise I think this season was the fewest I've done in a year," he said. "We had an ok year. I think a lot of our problem was me not racing enough. Seat time is everything in this sport. We did have some really good runs. We won a race and were in contention in several others."

Tankersley captured an ASCS Gulf South Region victory on June 16 at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, to give him at least one win with the series for seven straight seasons. He also produced third-place finishes with the series on May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, and on May 26 at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas.

Tankersley finished eighth in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings despite missing multiple events. It marked the fifth straight season and sixth time in the last seven years he has placed in the top 10 of the standings.

Additionally, Tankersley posted a season-best fifth-place result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on June 14 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and he recorded an eighth-place finish during his first-ever weekend of racing in Ohio on July 2 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe.

"I want to thank Bruce Griffith and Kyle Turner Motorsports for the opportunities to race this season," Tankersley said. "We're planning on hitting more races and being better prepared next year. We know we want to run a lot, we just don't know how much."

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 14 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

Based in Tomball, Texas, Challenger Drilling specializes in providing quality Horizontal Directional Drilling services to a variety of markets, including Oil and Gas Transmission, Cathodic Protection, Water and Sewer. For more information, visit http://www.ChallengerDrilling.com .

"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

Tankersley would also like to thank Kyle Turner Motorsports, Blackfoot Electric and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Donny Schatz Adds to World of Outlaws Legacy

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Driver Races Textron Off Road/Ford Performance Sprint Car to Ninth World of Outlaws Championship

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 7, 2017) – During the final days of the 2017 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series season, Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz reflected on just how incredible his 21st season of competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” had been. It was only appropriate for the now nine-time WoO champion to conclude the season making daily headlines during the season-ending Textron World Finals this past weekend after starting the campaign dominating the news.

Schatz clinched the 2017 WoO championship at The Dirt Track and Charlotte Motor Speedway by completing a qualifying lap Thursday night, won his 20th WoO A-Feature of the season Friday night, was part of an epic season-finale 30-lap A-Feature Saturday night, and Sunday night was celebrated amongst his peers during the WoO’s “Night of Champions” banquet.

With the 2018 WoO season opener less than three months away, the time to celebrate what has been another remarkable season for Schatz and TSR might not carry on for too long. But the accomplishments from 2017, the 10th season for Schatz as driver at TSR, add to what continues to be a historic run for the team across all forms of motorsports. TSR now has eight WoO championships and 22 overall when including the organization’s 14 United States Auto Club (USAC) titles.

“It’s been a great year,” Schatz said. “This race team is phenomenal. Tony Stewart has built an incredible team and we are top-three finishers seemingly every night. The car does not drop out of races. That’s a testament to the three guys who live, breath and sleep Sprint-car racing. Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti have a passion for winning that words cannot describe. I know I’m hard on them, at times, but I appreciate so much how hard they work. We couldn’t be out here without marketing partners like we have in Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Ford Performance and Mike Curb. This is a total team effort and it all has to work together to have the results we aspire to reach. We’ll all enjoy this for a little while, but then it’s back to work.”

The bar continues to rise for Schatz and the TSR team and he is quick to credit his owner, three-time NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, for providing the foundation for him and the team to achieve such greatness. With his victory Friday night, the Fargo, North Dakota driver became the only WoO driver in the series’ 40-year history to win at least 20 WoO A-Features in five consecutive seasons.

“I’m so proud of Donny, Ricky, Scuba and Brad”, team owner, Tony Stewart said. “To do what this team has done these past four years (win the Outlaws championship) is truly remarkable. Donny is hands down the best Sprint-car driver of his generation and I’m lucky to be a part of it. It’s extremely difficult to stay on top year in and year out and this team has proven they are up to the task every year. I have to thank Arctic Cat, Textron Off Road, Ford and Ford Performance, Mike Curb, Mobil 1, Rusty Rush and all of our other partners that make it possible to compete at a championship level every year.”

The final stats from the 2017 campaign underscore the consistency that carried the team to its fourth consecutive WoO championship and eighth overall for TSR. In 81 nights of WoO competition, Schatz won 20 A-Features and finished on the podium 46 times. He finished inside the top-five 66 nights and collected 74 top-10 finishes. Six of his seven finishes outside the top-10 occurred during the first 39 races, including his only DNF (Did Not Finish) of the season. His 11th-place finish Sept. 9 in the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California was the single finish outside the top-10 in his final 42 starts of the year. Streaks were also prevalent as Schatz posted a season-high five-race winning streak starting at the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida and concluding with the FVP Outlaw Showdown in Las Vegas. He earned 28 consecutive top-10 finishes between his victory June 27 in the Route 66 Rumble in Chicago and his run from 25th to ninth in the Gold Cup opener Sept. 8. He closed the season with 14 consecutive top-five finishes.

“Staying on top in this sport is not easy, by any means,” Schatz said. “Some days, I ask myself how we do it. And then I realize it’s everybody who makes it possible, starting with those three guys on the team and the sacrifices they make being away from their families, the dedication they give to the performance of the car and all the travel that’s involved. Really, it’s all the things they do. It’s a group effort. They are the best there is. You know, it might be easy for them to get lazy after winning a championship, but they have as much drive to win the next one. That says a lot about their character, and a lot about who they are as people. It’s fun to be around those guys and fun to be able to race with them and have success with them, but also getting to experience the tough nights together. That’s where the championships are won. Those guys excel at trying to figure out how we get better.”

The championship campaign started with a bang as Schatz hit the track at full speed behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J. Winning his first night out in the black-and-green number No. 15 competing with the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Schatz would win three of the first five All-Star main events in Florida before taking five of the first six WoO A-Features of 2017, including winning twice in the same day at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and sweeping two nights of action at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the first week of March. He made it six wins in eight starts two weeks later by passing Daryn Pittman late in the race at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California.

A weekend sweep in Missouri and Kansas and a dominant run one week later at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway highlighted the month of May before three triumphs in June, which included wins at Knoxville Raceway, River Cities Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, had the team prepared for a run in the season’s “Month of Money.”

In a four-week stretch from mid-July through mid-August, the team once again flexed its muscle with Schatz debuting the new Textron Off Road-branded TSR No. 15 and becoming the first driver in Kings Royal history to win the $50,000 prize in consecutive seasons. Three nights later, he picked up his fifth $25,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and, three weeks later, Schatz scored his 10th Knoxville Nationals crown. Victories in the Harvest Classic at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway in September and Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway in October fueled the late-season push to wrap up the championship.

The team closed the campaign impressively in Charlotte by first qualifying second in the 52-car field for both Friday and Saturday night’s programs. Schatz won the opener to earn his 10th career triumph at The Dirt Track and 249th WoO A-Feature of his career, then led 25 laps in the season finale before finishing second.

Schatz earned 11,410 points and finished 210 points ahead of Brad Sweet in the final championship standings. The championship is the team’s fifth in the last six seasons and Schatz has finished first or second in the WoO championship standings all 10 seasons he has driven for TSR.

Donny Schatz Driver of the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J in the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Date of Birth: Aug. 10, 1977

Hometown: Minot, North Dakota.

Residence: Fargo, North Dakota

Marital Status: Married, Erica

Children: Daughter, Savanna

Highlights: 2017 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion (his ninth title 2006-2009, 2012, 2014-2017)… 2017 Kings Royal Winner (his fourth win in the event 2007, 2009, 2016, 2017) … Third all-time winningest WoO driver with 249 career WoO A-Feature victories ….10-time Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals winner (2006-2009, 2011-15, 2017) … Nine-time $50,000 Sprintcar International winner in Sydney, Australia … Winner of every major Sprint Car race during his 21-year World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series career … 1997 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year … 1996 WISSOTA National 360 Sprint Car Champion … Made his debut in Sprint car in 1993 as a 15-year-old at State Fairgrounds Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Aiming for KWS-NARC Championship Saturday at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi enters his final race of the season in the hunt for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship.

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team are only three points out of the lead heading into Saturday's Tribute to Gary Patterson at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

"We have the same goal as always, which is to win the race and that will win the championship," he said.

Scelzi leads the series with three feature victories, 57 A Main laps led and four quick times set during qualifying. He is also tied for the most dash wins with two.

"We've had a lot of quick times and wins, most of which came early this year," he said. "We're in contention for the championship going into the final race and that's all you can ask for."

It will be Scelzi's second race of the year at the track. He was involved in an opening lap crash in early July during a 360ci winged sprint car race there. Scelzi netted a 10th-place finish during his debut at the oval last year.

"It's a bigger place and I feel like we've been better on the big tracks," he said. "We strive on slick tracks that are smooth. We have to do well in qualifying, get in the dash and see where we stack up. There will be some good cars and good competition so we'll have to work for it."

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 5 wins, 18 top fives, 27 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Tribute to Gary Patterson with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 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://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

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 also like to thank Roth Motorsports, 3H Cattle, KPC Chassis, Weld Wheels, KW Suspension, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

 

 

Kyle Hirst looks to lock up inaugural Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards crown this Saturday at the Stockton Dirt Track

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA - November 7, 2017...Paradise, California's Kyle Hirst became a father for the first time earlier this year, got married recently and now looks to wrap up the inaugural $10,000-to-win Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards crown this Saturday November 11 in Stockton.

The 29-year-old leads his brother-in-law Willie Croft of Roseville by 74-markers at the top of the standings. Hirst is still looking for his first tour win of the year, but has been a mark of consistency, having claimed nine podium finishes in the 12 races held.

Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal and Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid round out the top-five in points. With unclaimed season-long Kyle Larson Racing Bonus Money, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour A-main will award $5,000-to-win.

Also in competition on Saturday at the 34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson will be the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series, which brings in a thrilling championship point battle between veteran Bud Kaeding and young star Gio Scelzi. It marks only the second time all season that both of California's premier Winged Sprint Car Series' compete on the same night at the same track.

Thanks to the gracious support from Chase Chevrolet and Kleen Blast, the Dashes for both King of the West-NARC and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will each pay a stout $1000-to-win.

Cars will be on track at 4:30pm and prior to that a car show with live band will be held behind the grandstands starting around noon. Drivers scheduled to sign autographs from 3-4 will include Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Tony Gualda, Buddy Kofoid, Dominic Scelzi and Justyn Cox.

Will call and ticket booth opens at 2pm, front gate opens at 3pm. The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California at 1658 S Airport Way. Reserve your seats at www.stocktondirttrack.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the fifth season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

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

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

 

 

Eagles Fan Club to Return to Oswego Speedway in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (November 7, 2017) – The Oswego Speedway Eagles Fan Club, a volunteer non-profit organization formed several years ago with the sole purpose and intent of supporting drivers and owners that compete at Oswego Speedway, will return in 2018 with a new cast of officers and assistants.

Longtime Oswego Speedway supporter and Supermodified car owner, Eric Syrell, will join the Eagles this coming season as President with another Supermodified car owner, Marion Naramore, as Vice President.

A fan of many years, Samantha Todd, will join as Secretary with Syrell Racing co-owner, Brenda Syrell, serving as treasurer.

Former Eagles members Trina Helmke and Jason Kingsley will assist the organization as well as Oswego Speedway’s Assistant Race Director, Craig Tyrell, who will serve as a liaison between the Eagles Fan Club and the Speedway.

“The Eagles Fan Club has a long-term history that needs to be carried on,” said President, Eric Syrell. “It is a crucial connection between the fans, competitors, and the Speedway. Our goal is to bring a positivity back to supermodified racing at the Speedway and in the community. We look forward to working with any fan who is willing to help boost the relationship between the Speedway and its fans.”

More information on the resurrected Eagles Fan Club will be available in the coming weeks.

Be sure to LIKE Oswego Eagles Fan Club on Facebook and FOLLOW the Eagles Fan Club on Twitter @OswegoEaglesFC.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway has been announced with its annual open practice session set to be held on Saturday, May 19 followed by the Speedway’s 68th annual season opener on Saturday, May 26.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

-Inaugural Trenton Race On Clay Set For Dec. 1-2-

BROTHERS MICHAEL AND BRIAN CARBER ENTER INAUGURAL EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS WEEKEND

TRENTON, NJ November 7, 2017 . . . A pair of dirt track racing brothers, Michael and Brian Carber have each filed entries for the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Fueled By VP Racing Fuels which will be held at CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd.

Get your tickets now, don’t risk standing in line. This one is going to be huge!

The event, the only indoor dirt oval track race in the northeast, has drawn tremendous competitor and race fan interest.

Rich black clay has been ordered and the track crew is preparing to make it banked, smooth, tacky and fast. Race teams have responded by entering their 600cc Micro Sprints for top drivers in big numbers making this a must see event.

The Carber brothers, Michael, 30 and Brian, 23, come into the event with considerable Dirt Track Micro Sprint racing on their side, an advantage that could be huge. The Carbers are natives of the Pipersville, PA area.

Michael Carber will be driving a car owned by Jason Higdalski.

“This actually started out as kind of a gag between me and Ryan Flores,” Carber said. “He said he was trying to hook up a Micro ride so I decided to find one too. I got mine, he had to back out on his, but I'm going ahead with it.”

Flores has entered the three TQ Midget Indoor Auto Racing Series events held on the concrete floors at Allentown (PA), Atlantic City (NJ) and Albany (NY). Flores is the defending Series champion in those events.

Both Carber and Flores are involved as crewmen on NASCAR's top tier series teams owned by Roger Penske and live near one another in Mooresville, N.C.

Carber has won races in every type of racing he has competed in, including Quarter Midgets, Micro Sprints, and 305, 360 and 410 Sprint Cars.

When Brian Carber learned of his older brother's intentions, the Micro Sprint and URC Sprint ace decided to put together a deal for himself too. The younger Carber will strap into a Hyper Chassis owned by Eric Gable. The younger Carber has been racing Micros and Sprint Cars.

Ability and experience aside, the Carber brothers will be facing some formidable competition at the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Weekend.

Four ARDC Midget car driving champions, Alex Bright, Trevor Kobylarz, and the Buckwalter cousins, Steve and Tim, all have eyes on contending for the $5,000 first place prize. Each could be expected to have an edge over the competitors who do not have their background.

Entries have already been received from competitors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The field includes the best of Micro Sprint racing, plus top drivers from many other forms or racing that have landed rides for the event. The list includes three top Sprint Car drivers.

Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pa., who finished second in Tony Stewart’s All Star 410 Sprint Car series this year, has announced his attentions to compete. So has New York state 360 Sprint car drivers Scott Kreutter and Joe Trenca.

In response to the all-new nature of the event and the wide array of drivers who have entered, Sammons has added a Thursday night practice session to the schedule. The session will take place on Thursday, November 30.

Though the East Coast Indoor Nationals is a brand new event, the CURE Insurance Arena (formerly Sun National Bank Center), has hosted TQ Midget racing for the past four years on the arena’s concrete floor.

The racing schedule will tentatively call for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday it will be “alphabet mains,” with racers having the opportunity to advance from F, E, D, C and B-mains to the 40 lap “A” feature.

The agenda calls for racing to start at 7 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Oliver Communication Group (OCG) of Bordentown, N.J. has signed on as an associate sponsor of the event. Other sponsorship packages remain.

Tickets for both days of the event are available at the CURE Insurance Arena Box Office or by phone at 800-298-4200. Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

For more information visit indoorautoracing.com, e-mail motorsports@aarn.com or call 609-888-3618 during normal business hours.

 

 

Brent Marks concludes Outlaw campaign tenth in final standings

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (November 7, 2017) - Finishing tenth in the final championship standings, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks completed his first-ever World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign during the recent weekend, qualifying for each of the contested A-mains during the Textron Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Highlighting his weekend in the Tar Heel State, the former Pennsylvania Posse competitor finished ninth on Saturday, November 4, to help close out the World of Outlaws season; his 23rd top-ten finish of 2017 against the Greatest Show On Dirt.

“I owe this all to my family, my supporters, and my crew. It wasn’t easy, and sure there were times where we asked ourselves ‘why are we doing this,’ but now that I look back, I wouldn’t trade any of these experiences for the world,” an emotional Brent Marks explained, pilot of the M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 19. “I want to take a minute to thank everyone involved. It was a career-year for myself and my team. I’m confident the 2018 season will be bigger and better.”

As recently announced during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series banquet in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brent Marks and Brent Marks Racing will reunite with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2018. Like the season prior, the “Myerstown Missile” will begin his second, full tour with the World of Outlaws in the Sunshine State; the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

“To be in a position where I can continue my career by rejoining the World of Outlaws is extremely humbling. This was an experience of a lifetime. I’m ready to keep that dream going,” Marks continued.

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

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16. Drove from 15th to eighth at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23; KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished 10th at Dakota State Fair (SD) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. Finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11. Earned pair of KSE Hard Charger awards at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend (July 13,14). Finished 23rd during $50,000-to-win Kings Royal A-Main on July 15. Finished fourth after starting 15th at Hartford (MI) Speedway on Friday, July 28. Finished tenth at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Qualified for the 2017 Knoxville Nationals B-main. Scored 15th top-ten finish of the season Sunday, August 20, at the Nodak (ND) Speedway. KSE Hard Charger at the Black Hills Speedway (SD) on August 25. Moved forward from 23rd to finish eighth at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15. Charged from 22nd to finish eighth at Eldora Speedway during Four Crown Nationals weekend (September 22). Finished sixth at Fulton (NY) Speedway on Saturday, October 7; Marks’ 20th top-ten finish of the season. Captured 21st top-ten finish (8th place) at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, New York, on Monday, October 16. Earned top-ten finish (eighth) at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma, on October 21. Ended season tenth in the final World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings. Finished ninth after starting 14th during World of Outlaws finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway, non-sanctioned) WoO Top-10s: 23 WoO Top-5s: 1

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels – VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA.

 

 

Ryan Smith ends season inside the top-ten at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (November 7, 2017) - The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith wrapped up his 2017 campaign officially during the recent weekend, joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the annual World Finals. Qualifying for each of the contested main events, Smith earned one top-ten finish during his three-day campaign in North Carolina; his second top-ten finish of the season against the Greatest Show On Dirt.

“It was a great effort by our entire team. The amount of talent at the World Finals was exceptional. To be up front during all of that is exciting,” Smith said, who finished tenth during the World of Outlaws finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. “We had one hell of a season. To think it’s over is kinda tough to fathom. We have a lot of work to do and a lot of plans to iron out. We’ll announce our game plan down the road.”

Ryan Smith will enter the off-season as a three-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in 2017, two of which at the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. Plans for the new year will be announced in the coming weeks.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for their support and commitment,” said Ryan Smith. “Tom and Sherry Leidig, Warko Group, Specialty Rigging, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Rick’s Auto Body, Trent Gower, and so many more. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. It takes a lot of time, dedication and hard work to keep a team out on the road, as well as competitive. It was an amazing year. I’m already looking forward to the next.”

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Earned pair of All Star top five finishes at Outlaw Speedway (first) and Orange County Fair Speedway (ninth) on July 28-29. Finished 11th during inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. Finished second during All Star action at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Ohio on September 2-3; eighth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up event at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a seventh place finish during Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. Earned two top-ten finishes during Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway; 10th on Friday and second during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 finale. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on September 16-17 including an eighth place finish during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway/ninth place finish at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Finished ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Swept Double Down at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on Friday, October 13; won both features. Finished seventh during #LastCallForMethanol at Eldora Speedway. Finished 10th during World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to end 2017 season.

2017 All Star Wins: 3 (1 at Outlaw [NY] Speedway; 2 at Mansfield [OH] Motor Speedway) 2017 Stats: Earned 29 top-ten finishes in 46 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year second in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos

 

 

Zearfoss caps year with pair of World Finals A-main starts

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (November 7, 2017) - A year for the record books, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss capped off his 2017 campaign with a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Qualifying for each of the contested A-mains, Zearfoss finished 19th and 13th during his campaign in North Carolina, charging from the outside of row ten to earn his 13th place finish on Saturday, November 4.

Zearfoss is a frequent flyer with the Greatest Show On Dirt, earning a pair of top-ten finishes in 2017 including a victory at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The World of Outlaws victory was a first-ever for the Jonestown native.

“We had a lot of fun in Charlotte. I can’t think of a better way to end a season,” Zearfoss explained, who piloted his own Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 3Z at The Dirt Track. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and support this season. It takes a lot of time and effort to win races. I most definitely wouldn’t be where I am now without my family, team and supporters.”

Zearfoss will announce his plans for the 2018 season during the coming weeks. A tentative schedule will be released at that time.

“Nothing is set in stone, but we’ll have everything planned out sooner than later,” said Zearfoss. “I also want to take a minute to thank Aaron and Lisa Long for their support in 2017. We beat the best in the world at one of the most historic tracks in the country. Not much more to say. We’ll be back.”

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.

Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise, as well as LA Competition merchandise, is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished second during the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Earned seventh win of the season during Port Royal Speedway’s finale, Open Wheel Madness. Rallied from ninth to finish fourth during Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown. Ended 2017 season with a pair of WoO main event starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

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.

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

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

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Dietrich and Buch to tackle Florida in 2018

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (November 7, 2017) - After a tough weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, missing A-main competition against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the annual World Finals, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich is already regrouping and rebuilding, planning to kick start 2018 with action in sunny, north-central Florida.

“Not the World Finals we wanted, but oh well. We’ll put that behind us and move ahead. I’m already thinking about February when we head to Florida,” Danny Dietrich explained, who piloted the Tom Buch-owned/Apex/DKW Transport/No. 13 during the Textron Off Road World Finals. “The plan right now is to start the year with Tom [Buch] in Florida racing with the All Stars and World of Outlaws.”

Danny Dietrich’s three-day visit to The Dirt Track at Charlotte capped off a season that included 13 victories during sprint car competition, four more than the year prior. Twelve of Dietrich’s 13 triumphs occurred during action with the Pennsylvania Posse. Two of the 13 occurred during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

“I have a lot of great people who stand behind me and support what I do. I entered 95 events in 2017. That wouldn’t have been possible without Tom Buch and Gary Kauffman,” Dietrich added. “We have a lot of work to do during the off-season. We are going to get started as soon as possible.”

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/

Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15. Earned Weldon Sterner Memorial victory at Lincoln Speedway on April 29 worth $6,900. Finished third during Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway with World of Outlaws on May 17. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity event. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 29. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary on Saturday, May 27. Finished second on back-to-back nights at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Scored fifth win of the season on June 10 during Fallen Firefighters Night at Lincoln Speedway. Scored sixth win of the season on June 24 at Lincoln Speedway. Finished second against Arctic Cat All Stars at Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park on Wednesday, June 21. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Dietrich earned a victory at Lincoln Speedway, as well as seven other top-ten finishes including a runner-up performance at Selinsgrove Speedway. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Charged from 16th to ninth during WoO sanctioned Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway. Scored pair of top-five finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Outlaw Speedway (fourth) and Lebanon Valley Speedway (first). Finished eighth during Capitani Classic at Knoxville (IA) Raceway. Scored top-ten during Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event (eighth), as well as Knoxville Nationals finale B-main (ninth). Earned ninth victory of the 2017 season on August 18 at Williams Grove Speedway against the Arctic Cat All Stars. Earned 10th victory of the season at Lincoln Speedway on August 26, followed by a runner-up finish at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Earned second consecutive Labor Day Classic victory on Monday, September 4. Earned pair of top-ten finishes (sixth, seventh) during Van May Tribute and Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Earned a pair of sixth place finishes during Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and Tuscarora 50. Rallied from 12th to finish seventh during Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Saturday, September 16. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes from September 21 to September 23; a victory at Susquehanna Speedway, tenth place finish at Williams Grove Speedway, and runner-up finish during Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic. Earned victory during “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway’s season finale on Saturday, October 7. Finished seventh during World of Outlaws appearance at Port Royal Speedway on October 14. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s 2017 finale, Open Wheel Madness, on October 21.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway x7 including Icebreaker 30, Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900, Fallen Firefighters Night worth $5,000, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity Race worth $4,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Lebanon Valley Speedway worth $7,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Williams Grove Speedway; Labor Day Classic victory worth $4,000 on September 4; Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21; “Run What You Brung” at Williams Grove Speedway)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

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

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

DJ Netto Changing Direction in 2018

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Stockton, CA DJ Netto will make his final start aboard Clyde and Marion Lamar’s famed No. 3c entry. In 2018, Netto will pilot the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 88n to contest the King of the West Schedule and is actively looking for other opportunities to fill his schedule.

“I really have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar for the opportunity they presented me the last year and a half,” DJ Netto said. “To drive such an iconic car is really special and I will forever be thankful for the opportunity. All good things do come to an end, and Saturday night will be my final start in the 3C.”

Currently sitting third in King of the West Standings, Netto has three wins to his credit in 2017, and will look to end his relationship with Tri-C Motorsports on a high note Saturday night in Stockton, CA during the series finale.

“Lee Lindgren also played a huge role in my career during my tenure in the 3C, and I have to thank him for all of his efforts and teaching me a ton,” Netto added. “I had a blast racing with him, and I am happy that we can go our separate directions and still have a great friendship.”

2018 will see the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain backed No. 88n return to racing with Netto’s main commitment being to the King of the West Series. As of now, the Hanford, CA driver is looking for opportunity to add to his schedule.

“As of now we are going to commit to the King of the West schedule with the 88n,” Netto said. “I would love to run a lot more than that and am hoping I can find an opportunity to add to our schedule. Again, I am really thankful to everyone who supported our team the last year and a half, and am looking forward to one more night of racing to close the season out.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-60, Wins-3, Top 5’s-24, Top 10’s-36

ON TAP: DJ Netto will pilot the Tri-C Motorsports No. 3C with the King of the West Series on Saturday night, and will take on the SCCT aboard the Netto Ag No. 88n.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Farrer Charges From The Back To The Podium

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

The opening round of the 2017/18 Australian 360ci All Stars Sprintcars Series got off to a great start for Brenten Farrer as he surged from position 19 on the starting grid to secure a runner-up finish at the Timmis Speedway at Mildura on Saturday night.

After starting the night with the fourth fastest lap in time trials Brenten recorded a second-place finish in his opening heat before failing to finish his second preliminary due to an engine issue sending him to the B-Main. After scraping through in fifth position Brenten took his spot on the back row of the final and after 30 laps he just fell one spot short of an improbable race victory.

“The feature took 3 or 4 goes to get going as I think everyone was keen to win it in turn one. I knew I had to be patient starting that far back. Once we got going I just tried to pick one off a car per lap. After making pretty good progress there was a restart with about 12 to go and from that point I wasn't really sure where I was as there was cars going left right and centre” added Brenten following the feature race.

“With 3 laps to go I caught the second placed car and I just used a couple of lap cars to my advantage and took the spot coming of 4. It was as good as a win for me, to run second to a two-time Australian champion (410ci) is as good as it gets. We battled motor issues all night so hopefully we can sort it before Moama”.

Unfortunately, despite his runner-up result in the A-Main Brenten is still well down in the overall points chase after the opening round as the Championship incorporates heat results and after dropping heat he is currently in 19th overall. But on the positive side there are still a further 10 rounds in the Championship and Brenten has proven he has the car speed required to make a charge up the leader board.

The next round of the Australian 360ci All Stars Sprintcar Series will be at the Heartland Raceway at Moama on November 18, 2017.

Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2017/18 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Porkers Transport, B&G Clancy Farm Contracting, Remote Tree Services, Ayross Racing, B.A.T Training and Assessments, BNR Race Engines, Kouda Signs, PRP Engineering, JB Speedway Spares and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing

Perris Auto Speedway

THE FACTS ON THE 22ND ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS PRESENTED BY ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION!

(Perris, CA, November 6, 2017)

NAME: Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction
WHERE: "Southern California's Home to Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571)
TRACK: 1/2-mile clay oval.
WHEN: Thursday November 9, Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11.
PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.
PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 6:00 PM Wednesday, November 9. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.
WHO: The Amsoil USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars and debut of the Yamaha R1 DT cars
SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC)
TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM on Thursday & Friday with racing at 7:00. Gates will open and 3:00 PM Saturday with racing at 6:45.
PURSE: Over $100,000.00. $5,000.00 to win the A mains on Thursday and Friday. $25,000.00 to win the A main on Saturday.
GRAND MARSHAL: Two-time Oval Nationals Champion Cory Kruseman
TONY JONES HARD CHARGER AWARD: $500.00 to the driver who passes the most cars in each main event (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and $500.00 to the driver who passes the most cars combined.
RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins.
DEAN THOMPSON HIGH POINTS AWARD: Named after the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer. The awards goes to the driver who accumulates the most total points on the two preliminary nights.
BILL AND EVELYN PRATT MAIN EVENTS: Named after longtime car owners and officials Bill and Evelyn Pratt. Thursday’s main will be the “Bill Pratt Main Event” and Friday’s main will be the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event.”
TICKETS: Advance tickets available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights. We will not sell out.
ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 45 cars had been pre-entered (complete list at the end of this release). More expected at race time.
2016 WINNER: Damion Gardner
PAST CHAMPIONS PRE-ENTERED: Mike Spencer (2012), Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016), Chris Windom (2010) and Dave Darland (2005, 2006, 2013). Complete list of past winners below.
WHO IS DRIVING THE YAMAHA R1 DT CARS: Cory Kruseman, Natalie Decker, Sammy Halbert, Donnie Moran, Kenshiro Gushi, C.J. Greaves, Dustin Nelson and more.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: 3:00 - 3:45 PM Saturday on the front straightaway.
CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night (no reservations required)
TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134
TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/index.html
TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy, Instagram: perrisautospeedway; Youtube: Perris Auto Speedway

2017 Budweiser Oval Nationals Pre-Entered Cars

2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4D TBA Gansen Engineering

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Hgts, CA Gansen Engineering

4S Mike Spencer Temecula, CA Gansen Engineering

5 Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

5 Chris Windom Canton, IL Baldwin Brothers, LLC

5M Max Adams Loomis, CA Max Adams

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7K Sterling Cling Tempe, AZ Kruseman Enterprises

8 TBA Jim Richardson

9K Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Kevin Thomas Jr.

10V Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing

12 Robert Ballou Rocklin, CA Ballou Motorsports

11 Justin Grant Ion, CA Sam McGhee

17GP Danny Faria Jr. Tipton, CA Michael Dutcher Motorsports

19 Thomas Meseraull San Jose, CA Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

21 Alec Bender Ramona, CA Rich Bender

21K Landon Cling Tempe, AZ Kruseman Enterprises

23 Tyler Courtney Noblesville, IN Topp Motorsports

28M Matt McCarthy Moreno Valley, CA John McCarthy

30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Chuck and Tammi Leary

32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon

39 Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards

42 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Bobby Martin

51 Eddie Tafoya Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya

51V Trent Williams Victorville, CA Ron Williams

52 Isaac Chapple New Castle, IN Isaac Chapple Racing

56 Ryan Bernal Hollister, CA Mike Phulps

69 Chad Boespflug Hanford, CA Dynamics. Inc.

73 Dave Darland Lincoln, IN Keith Ford

73T Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA Carrie Terry

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

81 Michael Pickens Auckland, New Zealand Steve Watt Enterprises

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing

90 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

91 Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Tom & Laurie Sertich

92M TBA Tom & Laurie Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracey

98 Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson

Oval Nationals Champions

1996 Jimmy Sills

1997 Rip Williams

1998 Rodney Argo

1999 Rickie Gaunt

2000 Tony Jones

2001 Bud Kaeding

2002 Bud Kaeding

2003 Cory Kruseman

2004 Cory Kruseman

2005 Dave Darland

2006 Dave Darland

2007 Bud Kaeding

2008 Jesse Hockett

2009 Damion Gardner

2010 Chris Windom

2011 Damion Gardner

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Dave Darland

2014 Robert Ballou

2015 Bryan Clauson

2016 Damion Gardner

Advanced tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale now at: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Video and DVD productions of all racing 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 web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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

Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

January 13th Winter Heat – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks

January 14th Winter Heat – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks

February 10th IMCA Modifieds, PASSCAR Street Stocks, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks

February 11th IMCA Modifieds, PASSCAR Street Stocks, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Justin Sanders Pointed Towards Yuma, AZ with F&W Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: A familiar combination will team up and take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ this Thursday- Saturday night. After immense success over the years together, Justin Sanders and F&W Racing will team back up this weekend.

“I am very much looking forward to racing with F&W Racing this weekend and taking on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Cocopah Speedway,” Sanders said. “It should be a tough few nights of racing, but I am confident going to battle with these guys.”

Sanders and F&W Racing were quite the team during the 2015 season where they picked up the Marysville Raceway Track Championship and won 14 feature events including the prestigious Howard Kaeding Classic Civil War event at Ocean Speedway, and the year before that the team was able to pick up five feature event wins at Placerville Speedway.

The team has teamed up off and on when schedules allowed since that magical 2015 season that saw Sanders win total of 20 feature events, and are set to take center stage against some stiff competition in Arizona this weekend.

The action will kick off with a practice night on Wednesday night at the speedway, before three nights of action follow Thursday – Saturday.

“I am just really excited about this opportunity, and I am hoping we can put a good showing together.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Lufos’s Custom Design, STS Trucking, Don Chapin Construction Lancaster Locksmith, Sand Blast Services, G&N Construction, Danny Olmstead, Circle Racing Wheels, B.G. Tees and Labels, Roger’s Diner, Carmona’s BBQ, East Lake Village, RV Computer Technology, Pasilla’s Tire Service, Felton Pit Stop, Ernie’s Service Center, Jontee’s Trucing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Racing Oil, Bay City Automotive, Dan’s Upholstery and JonSan Racing, LLC for their continued support in 2017.

ON TAP: Justin Sanders will be in action this Thursday-Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway with F&W Racing.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

STEWART AND LARSON MARKS RACING CAP YEAR WITH TOP-FIVE FINISH IN WORLD OF OUTLAWS POINT STANDINGS

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) - The Larson Marks Racing team and Shane Stewart wrapped up the 2017 season this past weekend at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Stewart earned a pair of 14th place finishes and ultimately finished fifth in the World of Outlaws Championship point standings.

The prestigious World Finals kicked off Thursday at the Dirt Track with two qualifying sessions for Friday and Saturday night's events. Stewart was the 22nd car to make his qualifying lap in Flight A of time trials and earned the eighth-fastest lap time for Friday night's show. He followed that up with the seventh-fastest qualifying lap in Flight A for Saturday night's event after being the second car on track.

The Bixby, Okla., native started and finished third in the second heat race of the night on Friday, earning the final transfer spot into the main event. Stewart then started 15th on the grid for the 30-lap feature. He slipped back as far as 19th just before the halfway point of the race, but was able to regain five spots in the second half of the race to finish in 14th-place.

Going into Saturday night's event, Stewart had closed the points gap between himself and Daryn Pittman, which now stood at only two digits. He started third in the opening heat race of the night, but finished fourth, sending him to the Last Chance Showdown, where he started on the pole. Stewart settled into second until the caution was displayed on lap 4. He was able to steal the lead on the restart and hold on to win the Last Chance Showdown, transferring him into the final main event of the season.

Stewart started 19th for Saturday night's finale, but unfortunately got caught up with a spinning car on the front stretch on lap 4. The ENEOS/ParkerStore No. 2 was taken to the work area and repairs were made. Stewart restarted 27th with 26 laps remaining, but one lap later he was involved in another accident after several cars got upside down and Stewart had nowhere to go. Once the accident site was cleaned up and repairs were again made to the LMR No. 2, he returned to the track. In the final 25 laps, Stewart was able to climb 13 positions and finish 14th.

"Unfortunately, it wasn't the best weekend we've ever had," said Stewart. "But the team rallied and made repairs to our car multiple times when they could have just thrown in the towel. Despite several changes throughout the season, we were able to finish in the top-five in the championship and definitely have good things to build on for next year. I've got to thank Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] for giving me this opportunity and all of our sponsors and fans for the support throughout the season and I am really looking forward to 2018."

The Larson Marks Racing team hopes everyone has a great off season and we will see everyone at Volusia in February.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 3, 2017 QUALIFYING FLIGHT A: 8th HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 15th FEATURE FINISH: 14th

TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 4, 2017 QUALIFYING FLIGHT A: 7th HEAT RACE: 4th LCS STARTING POSITION: 1st DASH FINISH: 1st FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 19th FEATURE FINISH: 14th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 86 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVES: 32 TOP-10s: 58 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Ian Madsen Second at World Finals Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team got one final weekend of racing in for the 2017 season and that was during the World Finals in Charlotte, NC where Madsen had a very strong Friday night that saw him finish second.

“It was a good weekend to end our year on ,” Ian Madsen said. “We timed in really well for both night during time trials on Thursday night, and Friday night we had a car that was capable of winning, we just had a caution fly at an inopportune time.”

The weekend of racing kicked off with time trials on Thursday night. Madsen would get his weekend off to a very nice start as he would time the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine in ninth quickest in his flight for Friday’s program and fifth quickest in his flight for Saturday’s show.

Friday night things got off to a great start for the team as Madsen was able to advance from his second row starting spot in his heat race to claim a second place finish and punch his ticket into the all important Dash.

With the draw going his way, Madsen would line up on the pole, pick up the win, and lead the field to green for the 30-lap World Finals opening night feature event. When the race came alive, Madsen would fall back as Bill Balog jumped out to the early lead.

On a very slick and racy surface, Madsen would find himself battling with brother Kerry, and Donny Schatz as they chased after Balog. As the lead pack navigated through slower traffic, Madsen would soon find himself in the second spot as he now chased after Schatz.

Schatz would set a torrid pace but as the laps clicked down Madsen seemed to be a little better as he closed in on the leader lap after lap. In front of a near capacity crowd, Madsen would approach the rear bumper of Schatz with seven to go and as it looked like things would get interesting the yellow flag flew on the 25th lap.

The final five laps would see Madsen chase after Schatz but his night would end with a second place finish.

Back in action for one final race in the US for the season on Saturday night, Madsen would take advantage of his front row starting position in his heat race as he raced his way to the win and again earned a spot in the Dash.

Not being as fortunate in the dash draw, Madsen would pull the five and end up finishing sixth which placed him in the sixth row of the final feature event of the 2017 season.

On the fifth lap of the race, Madsen would get involved in a tangle in turns three and four and it would force him to the back of the pack that was made up of 28 cars on this night.

From the back of the pack, Madsen would stay calm and patient as he still had 25-laps to move forward.

Racing wheel to wheel with a stout field of cars, Madsen would end the 2017 season with a 20th place finish.

“Saturday wasn’t the way we wanted to end the year, but we just were in the wrong place at the wrong time battling for a spot up front,” Madsen added. “I just want to thank all of the guys, and all of our sponsors for all of their hard work and support this year.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-90, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 36, Top 10’s-58

ON TAP: The 2017 season has come to a close.

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.

 

 

Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports Bring Curtain Down on 2017 Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the 2017 World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports would bring their 2017 season to a close.

“Our weekend got off to a bit of a rough start with qualifying night, and that put us in a hole from the get go,” Price-Miller said. “Luckily we were able to make a lot of laps and work on some stuff so we will take that and look to build on it for 2018.”

Timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Townline Variety backed No. 4 machine in 19th in his flight for Friday’s race and 15th for Saturday’s program, PPM and the team knew they had their work cut out for them.

Lining up in the fourth row of his Friday night heat, the Kokomo, IN driver would not be able to work his way into a direct transfer on the slick surface as his seventh place finish put him in the third row of the ‘C’ Main.

Getting off to a slow start in the ‘C’, PPM would use a late restart and race his way up to third as he chased after Shawn Dancer for the final transfer position. Unable to get Dancer, Price-Miller would be forced to take a provisional into the feature event.

Lining up 30th in the ‘A’ on this night, Destiny Motorsports and Price-Miller would not have their best night as the youngster couldn’t seem to get going on the extremely slick surface. Finishing 28th, PPM would look to get better on Saturday night.

Taking the green flag from the fifth starting spot, a fifth place finish would put PPM in the ‘B’ Main where his eighth place finish would again force him to take a provisional into the feature event.

Gridding the field from 28th, Price-Miller would get of to a nice start until trouble in front of him on lap four would see him endure front end damage and force him to the work area.

With the Destiny Motorsports team going to work with the aid of members from numerous other teams, the four car emerged from the work area with a new front end and was able to restart the race.

From the back of the pack, Price-Miller would continue to run well as he was able to pick up some spots against the stout field assembled on this night. When the race came to an end, Price-Miller would end his season with a 21st place finish.

“I have to thank Rick and Barb Rogers and everyone involved for this opportunity,” Price-Miller added. “We got together at a tough point in the year but we always worked hard and we will continue to do so this winter as we prepare for FL.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Townline Variety, Agee Farms, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, CSI Race Shocks, HRP, Triple X, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-93, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: the 2017 season has come to a close.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Parker, you can follow him on Twitter @Parker_PM9

 

 

BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS TONY JONES HARD CHARGER AWARD DOUBLES IN SIZE!

(Perris, CA, November 3, 2017) Drivers in next week’s 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway will have 1,000 extra reasons to smile. It was announced today that the annual “Tony Jones Hard Charger Award” has doubled in size from $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 and it will be distributed via a brand new format.

In seasons gone by the award, named after the 2000 Oval Nationals winner and 2007 USAC/CRA Champion, went to the driver who passed the most cars in the Saturday finale. That driver also got all of the money. This year Jones wanted to spread the money out a bit and Mike Grosswendt, owner of All Coast Construction, gave him a more money to reward the drivers with.

“Tony wanted to change things up and “Big Mike” (Grosswendt) liked the idea he came up with,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said. “In the past the award paid $1,000.00 to the driver who earned it. This year, “Big Mike” has doubled the amount of the award and it is being spread over all three night as per Tony’s idea. The driver who passes the most cars in each A main event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will earn an extra $500.00. Then after Saturday’s main event, Freddie Sachs will total up who passed the most cars total in all three main events combined and that driver will earn an extra $500.00 bonus. The winning driver will also receive a Tony Jones Award framed wall photo designed by National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Mike Arthur (seen below). If there is a tie, the bonus money will be split up evenly between the deadlocked drivers.”

The Oval Nationals, which pays $25,000.00 to win on the final night, is three nights of full points paying races for the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series. Each night will include qualifying, heat races and main events. Advance tickets for the most prestigious non-wing sprint car race in the nation are available at the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

As well as the USAC portion of the show, Saturday’s program also includes a special invitational debut of the Yamaha R1 DT race car. Drivers from several different racing diciplines, including Cory Kruseman, Donnie Moran, Natalie Decker, Sammy Halbert, Kenshiro Gushi and Dustin Nelson, will all be taking part in the inagural race.

In addition to the three nights of racing, there will be a practice session for Oval Nationals entered cars on Wednesday, November 8th. The practice will be free for fans in the grandstands and there will be $2.00 pizza, soda and beer. The practice will commence at 5:00 P.M.

Past Oval Nationals Champions

1996 Jimmy Sills

1997 Rip Williams

1998 Rodney Argo

1999 Rickie Gaunt

2000 Tony Jones

2001 Bud Kaeding

2002 Bud Kaeding

2003 Cory Kruseman

2004 Cory Kruseman

2005 Dave Darland

2006 Dave Darland

2007 Bud Kaeding

2008 Jesse Hockett

2009 Damion Gardner

2010 Chris Windom

2011 Damion Gardner

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Dave Darland

2014 Robert Ballou

2015 Bryan Clauson

2016 Damion Gardner

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

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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Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of open wheel racing 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

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Earn Two Top Fives at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen posted his career-best result at The Dirt Track at Charlotte twice last weekend during the Textron Off Road World Finals.

Madsen finished fourth during both World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series main events, giving the Muddy sponsored team 18 top fives in 33 races with the series this season. That ranks seventh best despite only competing in approximately 40 percent of the Outlaws races.

"It would have been fantastic to finish with a win, but I think that shows where the team has been all year," he said. "We've had a lot of top fives with the Outlaws. That's been there all year."

The World Finals began on Thursday when Madsen qualified fifth quickest in his group for Friday's program before he set quick time in his group for Saturday's show.

Madsen finished second in both a heat race and a dash to open Friday and start the A Main on the outside of the second row.

"We probably had a chance to win on Friday," he said. "I tried a little too hard too early and burned the tires off it. We weren't as good after that. You're going for the win and you have to try hard. I should have settled down and ran the bottom or middle in turns three and four. I was trying a little too hard too early."

Madsen took the lead briefly on Lap 10 during a three-car battle for the top spot. He remained in striking distance for the victory during the remainder of the race before ending fourth.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Madsen placing second in a heat race and fourth in a dash to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"We had a car that could have won," he said. "Every time we'd pass a car a yellow would come out. We didn't catch the breaks, but we were battling until the end."

Madsen maneuvered from seventh to fourth place, which marked the Muddy backed team's 34th total top five this season. It was also their 11th straight top-10 finish with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 4 (4).

Nov. 4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 34 top fives, 51 top 10s, 54 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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Dominic Scelzi Confident Entering Tribute to Gary Patterson Saturday at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi is taking a suitcase full of confidence into his final event of the season.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team will compete in both the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour classes this Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

"I have a lot of confidence and comfort at that track," he said. "I feel like I'll be pretty strong on Saturday night. It seems like every race lately we've been in contention to win. That's huge for me. I don't think I've ever been this strong in my career. We're hitting our stride."

Scelzi has earned five top fives and six top 10s in his last seven races, including a pair of runner-up results.

"The mindset is to get after it," he said. "Second place is nothing right now. I'm going all out. The goal is to win both classes and I know we can do it."

Scelzi has two career KWS-NARC feature victories at the track and his best 360ci winged sprint car finish there is a second-place result.

"I've been fast there," he said. "It's a place that has always been good to me."

Scelzi has recorded at least one top-five finish at the track during each of the last four years.

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Tribute to Gary Patterson with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Line Oil

Since 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation has grown to manufacture more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives, and its popular WaterWetter cooling additive for the automotive, motorcycle, marine, and industrial markets. Based in Benicia, Calif., Red Line has a reputation with racers and enthusiasts alike for creating products that perform and protect better than any on the market, regardless of price. For more information, visithttp://www.RedLineOil.com.

"Red Line Oil is hands down the best oil in the racing industry," Scelzi said. "They have supported my family for as long as I can remember and have been a big part of my career."

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

 

 

Rilat Teaming Up With BDS Motorsports for ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Nov. 6, 2017) - Travis Rilat is returning to the desert this weekend for the first time in four years.

Rilat will drive for BDS Motorsports this Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale. It will mark his first time at the track since his debut in November 2013.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "Bryan (Sundby) has a fast car and he knows what he's doing. If we can get a couple of good draws and get the cars close I'm confident we can be a contender."

Rilat made his debut with BDS Motorsports last month at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. The team charged from 21st to 11 th on the opening night before capping the doubleheader with an eighth-place finish.

"I think it's just getting together with Bryan, getting to know one another," Rilat said of the benefit the team will have this weekend with two races under their belt. "We'll go into this weekend with me knowing his cars and him knowing how I like the car. I'm excited to see how it will play out."

It's been almost exactly four years since Rilat competed at Cocopah Speedway, where he placed 14th on Night 1 before ending the 2013 season with a ninth-place result on Nov. 9.

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - MDS Boring & Drilling

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"We are excited to have MDS Boring & Drilling as part of the team," Rilat said. "I look forward to visiting Victory Lane several times this year with MDS Boring & Drilling."

Rilat would also like to thank Frio Chevrolet, Shop the BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Set for Cocopah Debut With ASCS National Tour Following World Finals Frustration

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2017) - Sammy Swindell will make his debut at Cocopah Speedway this weekend during the final event of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Swindell is slated to drive for Terry Steward and Scott Brown Thursday through Saturday at the 3/8-mile oval in Somerton, Ariz., where he missed the lone World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event in 1991 because he was competing in NASCAR and was unable to compete in January 2016 during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown because of a last-minute team decision.

"It's a new car and new team, but I've done that several times this year and most of them we've either won races or had good finishes," Swindell said. "I'm hoping that will continue. Those guys have a good car and have won some races this year. I'm hoping my job will be pretty easy and we can come away with wins."

Swindell has eight victories this season, including during three of his last four starts with the ASCS National Tour.

He is coming off his final event of the season driving for A.G. Rains, which was last weekend during the Textron Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The duo kicked off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event on Thursday by qualifying 20th quickest in their group for Friday's show and eighth quickest in their group for Saturday's program.

"Not running that car with a 410 that much, the little bit we'd run at Lakeside Speedway and the few laps at Salina Highbanks Speedway, we unloaded the car and it was close to being spot on," he said. "We were just working on the motor side of it. We got that better, but unfortunately we had a parts failure. It ended what could have been a strong weekend."

It was an up and down weekend for the team, which was slowed by a master cylinder issue that had the brakes on during the qualifying session for Friday. The team overcame that problem in the heat race by maneuvering from seventh to third place to earn a spot in the A Main. However, a bleeder problem in the left rear tire hampered the team in the main event.

"Where you plug the bleeder into the wheel got plugged up with some dirt," he said. "It was fine on the long run. On the restart at the end it got us way off. We had over nine pounds of air in the left rear when we came in. It didn't quite work out in what could have been a good finish."

Swindell dropped to an 18th-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Swindell running in the third-and-final lock-in position to the main event throughout his heat race before a mechanical problem on the final lap ended the weekend early.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 18 (16).

Nov. 4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 9 (3); B Main: DNS (4).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 8 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CP Pistons

CP Pistons specializes in developing and manufacturing pistons and rods for high performance race vehicles and the aftermarket. For more information, visit http://www.CP-Carillo.com.

"CP Pistons made us some special pistons and the motor has really responded to that," Swindell said. "They have been great to work with and we have more improvements coming this summer so I look forward to continuing to work with everyone at CP Pistons."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Rossie Feed & Grain, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Bound for ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Nov. 6, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. will return to Cocopah Speedway this weekend for the first time since 2014.

Bruce Jr. is piloting a sprint car for Mike Hayashi this Thursday through Saturday at the 3/8-mile oval in Somerton, Ariz., which hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale.

"I'm looking forward to getting back out there," Bruce Jr. said. "It's a great facility and great track. We've ran fairly decent and have had some success there."

Bruce Jr. placed fifth in 2014, a career-best third in 2013 and ninth in 2012.

"There's a fine balance of keeping your car able to rotate, but still have forward drive down the straightaways," he said. "The turns are fairly tight and the straightaways are long. It's definitely tricky."

This weekend will mark the second time Bruce Jr. has driven for Hayashi. The duo competed together last month at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where they placed eighth and 15th, respectively.

"We definitely learned some stuff about the car at Devil's Bowl," Bruce Jr. said. "Every time you get in a different car you haven't driven it takes a few nights to work out the kinks. We have a good game plan going into this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

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"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Reveals Dates for 68th Season of Action

OSWEGO, NY (November 6, 2017) - With Oswego Speedway’s 2017 campaign officially in the history books as of last Saturday night’s championship banquet at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego, officials are pleased to announce dates for the track’s 2018 campaign, which will be the 68th annual season of action at the ‘Steel Palace.’

The 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway is set to include a total of 10 regular weekends of championship action for the Supermodifieds and SBS divisions, plus the 62nd annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend which will be held from August 31 to September 2.

“We are very excited to reveal our dates for the 68th season of racing at the Oswego Speedway,” said track owner John Torrese. “This coming season, fan interaction and involvement is something we are really trying to focus on. Each week will consist of a big show, and each race will also include a special activity or event for fans of all ages to enjoy.”

Although the schedule does not yet officially include touring series very familiar to Oswego fans such as the ISMA Supermodifieds and Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour among others, track management is working diligently with officials from various sanctioning bodies to put race dates together for 2018. With schedules not yet announced for some of these series, Oswego is forced to hold off as well. Race laps are also expected to be announced by Saturday, December 1.

“Right now, we are working with ISMA, the Triple Crown Series, and all of the visiting sanctions our fans are familiar with to put together events for this coming season,” Torrese mentioned. “We’ve also been busy working on rule books, adding event sponsors and banging out details for some of the special race night events we plan on holding. All of that is coming soon. We are looking forward to a fantastic season.”

The speedway will officially open its doors for the first time of 2018 on Saturday, May 19 when open test sessions will hit the track. This test session will run from 1-5pm and include all 2018 divisions on the schedule.

A week later, the 68th annual Opening Day will commence on Saturday, May 26, which right now is set to include the Jim Shampine Memorial for the Supermodifieds and the Tony White Memorial for the SBS division. More details on what is expected to be a huge Memorial Day Weekend of racing action will be revealed in the coming weeks.

With one event in May to kick off the season, championship hopefuls in the Supermodified and SBS divisions will then turn their attention to the month of June which will now see three ‘Road to the Championship’ events in 2018, although the track will go quiet on June 23 for High School Graduation.

With Independence Day falling on a Thursday next year, the Independence Weekend Special will now be contested on Saturday, June 30 and is set to include the Supermodifieds, SBS, plus the fan favorite fireworks display which will serve as the nightcap to an eventful evening of racing.

As done the past several years, teams will then prepare for the grueling month of July with two more regular events scheduled for July 7 and July 14, before the 32nd annual $10,000 to win Mr. Supermodified and the 27th annual $1,500 to win Mr. SBS closes out the month of racing on Saturday, July 21.

Following Mr. Supermodified, the track will again be off the final week in July for Harborfest festivities as well as the Sandusky Speedway ‘Hy-Miler’ for the ISMA Supermodifieds, before returning with three more championship events in August.

The month of August will see a plethora of fan favorite events this season, including the return of ‘Retro Night,’ which this year is tentatively tabbed for Saturday, August 4 to work in conjunction with the ‘Old Timer’s Reunion’ to be held at Lighthouse Lanes that same morning.

One more regular ‘Road to the Championship’ show will be held on August 11 before the points race comes to an end on Saturday, August 18 for the popular $5 Admission Track Championship which will return in 2018.

Despite the points season ending in August, race fans know this is not the end of Oswego’s schedule as the headlining 62nd annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend will close the season from August 31-September 2.

As always, Classic Weekend will include the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds plus the Bud Light Classic 75 for Small Block Supers, which will both be contested on Sunday, September 2. Friday, August 31 will once again serve as ‘Pole Day’ for the Supermodifieds and SBS with at least two more divisions set to be added to the already jam-packed weekend on Saturday, September 1.

With race dates officially public, the speedway will now shift attention to the aforementioned race laps, event sponsors, special race night events and festivities, plus pricing and season ticket options throughout the coming weeks.

“Our team is eager to continue the hard work over the winter months in order to tab additional divisions, continue putting together race night festivities, plus finalize weekly and season ticket pricing for 2018,” said speedway public relations director Camden Proud. “Those following Oswego Speedway online will have a whole lot to look forward to throughout the offseason and we are very much anticipating seeing our fans back in the seats for Open Practice on Saturday, May 19.”

Once available, additional divisions, pricing, season ticket, and further event information will be added to the ‘Schedule’ page at OswegoSpeedway.com which is now updated to include 2018 events.

For the latest news regarding Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

To speak to a track representative, please call the box office at (315)-342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

2018 68th Annual TENTATIVE Oswego Speedway Schedule of Events (Subject to Change):

Saturday, May 19 - Open Practice Session (All 2018 Divisions)

Saturday, May 26th - 68th Annual Opening Day (Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial, SBS Tony White Memorial) - More info TBA!

Saturday, June 9th - Supermodified and SBS ‘Road to the Championship’

Saturday, June 16th - Supermodified and SBS ‘Road to the Championship’

Saturday, June 23rd - OFF / High School Graduation

Saturday, June 30th - Supermodified and SBS ‘Road to the Championship’ - Independence Weekend Special

Saturday, July 7 - Supermodified and SBS ‘Road to the Championship’

Saturday, July 14 - Supermodified and SBS ‘Road to the Championship’

Saturday, July 21 - $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS

Saturday, July 28 - OFF / Harborfest Weekend

Saturday, August 4 - Supermodified and SBS ‘Road to the Championship’ - Retro Night

Saturday, August 11 - Supermodified and SBS ‘Road to the Championship’

Saturday, August 18 - $5 Track Championship Night - Supermodifieds, SBS

Saturday, August 25 - OFF / Classic Week Begins!

CLASSIC WEEKEND

Thursday, August 30 - Oswego Kartway Classic

Friday, August 31 - Classic Friday ‘POLE DAY’ - Supermodified and SBS Time Trials, SBS Heats, Party in the Pits

Saturday, September 1 - Classic Saturday - More Info TBA!

Sunday, September 2 - Classic Sunday - 62nd annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds, 27th annual Bud Light Classic 75 for Small Block Supermodifieds

Monday, September 3 - Classic Weekend Rain Date

 

 

Championship night hits the Stockton Dirt Track this Friday for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – November 6, 2017…What started in late-February officially ends this Friday November 10th when the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour invades the Stockton Dirt Track for championship night.

Friday’s event helps open Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds and marks the third appearance of the season at the track for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour.

The following night will see the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series in action. Camping for the weekend is available on the grounds.

The $1,000 bonus courtesy of American Tool and Mfg. will also be up for grabs on Friday if a driver can win their heat race, the dash and the main event. If a driver can do so they’d walk away with a stellar $2,200 for the night.

Going into the final night of the season Tracy’s Austin Liggett holds a commanding lead at the top of the standings in search of his first career tour title and the $1,500 grand prize. He and car owner Brian Sperry have picked off five wins this season, including the two previous appearances at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Citrus Height’s Kalib Henry claimed the most recent C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour event held and will be gunning to make it back-to-back on Friday night. Henry’s victory on opening night of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout marked his first ever wingless triumph.

More drivers expected will include round six winner Casey McClain, Brent Steck, Terry Schank Jr., Sparky Howard, Troy Degaton, Angelique Bell, Barry Pries Jr., Trey Walters, Scott Hall, Marcus Smith, Paul Vandenberg, Dan Hays and others.

The front gate will open at 4pm this Friday November 10th, with racing slated for around 6pm. All seating is general admission with adult tickets $15, kids 6 to 12 will be $5 and those under five are free. Pit gate opens at 1pm and pit passes cost $40.

A full program of West Coast Race Parts qualifying, heat races, the Santamauro Racing Products dash and Pit Stop USA A-main will all be on tap. Mufflers are optional during the night. Also on the card are Dwarf Cars, Bombers, B4 and Vintage.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the fifth season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

Pit Stop USA A-main winners in 2017: Cody Spencer (February 25 Marysville Raceway), Austin Liggett (March 11 Silver Dollar Speedway), Klint Simpson (April 1 Petaluma Speedway), Klint Simpson (Placerville Speedway April 15), Austin Liggett (Stockton Dirt Track May 27), Casey McClain (Petaluma Speedway June 10), Austin Liggett (Stockton Dirt Track July 2), Klint Simpson (Petaluma Speedway August 12), Austin Liggett (Placerville Speedway August 25), Austin Liggett (Silver Dollar Speedway September 6), Kalib Henry (Placerville Speedway September 21)

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, West Coast Race Parts, LRB Inc., SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

Information on the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc

If you’re interested in joining the 12-race tour as a marketing partner please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series has confirmed a pair of additional dates for its 2018 North division schedule, with Berlin Raceway slated to host the tour twice next season.

The seven-sixteenths-mile paved oval in Marne, Michigan will welcome ‘The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars’ on May 12 and Aug. 18, continuing traditional dates for the track which has been on the Must See Racing schedule in six of the series’ eight prior seasons.

In all, Berlin has hosted eight Must See Racing events since 2011.

Jason Blonde (spring) and Brian Gerster (fall) split the two MSR victories at Berlin last season, with Troy DeCaire, JoJo Helberg and Gerster each boasting a series-best two wins at the Marne facility.

The Berlin announcement brings the 2018 Must See Racing schedule to a total of 13 confirmed race dates at 10 different facilities, with additional scheduling announcements coming in the near future.

“We’re delighted to confirm that Berlin Raceway will return to the Must See Racing schedule for its two traditional dates next season,” said Must See Racing Founder and President Jim Hanks. “Berlin has long been a staple track on our calendar and a facility that is much loved by our drivers, crews and fans. We thank Don DeWitt and all the staff at Berlin for agreeing to have us back and look forward to showcasing the speed and excitement that Must See Racing is known for twice over in 2018.”

For more information on the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, including race results, driver and team news, schedule information and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Mitchell's Speedway Press Hall of Fame Banquet Concludes Oswego Speedway’s 2017 Season

OSWEGO, NY (November 5, 2017) - The Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center once again remained the host location for the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet held on Saturday, November 4 and this season it was time to crown a first-time track champion in Dave Shullick Jr. in the Supermodified division and now ‘three-time’ Dave Cliff in the Pathfinder Bank SBS class.

Following dinner and cocktail hour which began at 6pm, master of ceremonies Dan Kapuscinski kicked off the evening’s festivities with special award presentations which included the Ed Clark Spirit Award, Oswego Speedway Recognition Award, and the Lois Matczak Woman of the Year Award.

The Ed Clark Spirit Award was awarded to ‘the boss’ Paul Conzone of the Oswego Speedway Track Safety Crew for his dedication to Oswego Speedway. Last year’s recipient Mark Kapuscinski announced the award for Conzone, who is the leader of the dedicated team of safety crew members.

Longtime employee and avid speedway fan Bernie Finnigan was declared the winner of the Oswego Speedway Recognition Award, and the Lois Matczak Woman of the Year Award was given to the members of the Oswego Speedway 50/50 team.

Next up were the Car Owner and Crew of the Year Awards for the Supermodified and SBS divisions which were given to Chris Osetek, owner of the No. 55 Supermodified driven by Keith Shampine and Tom Aserud, owner of the Crow Motorsports No. 18 Small Block Super piloted by Andrew Schartner. The Proud Motorsports No. 54 team and Snyder Racing No. 0 crew were awarded ‘Crew of the Year’ awards courtesy of Jake’s Automotive for their efforts in 2017 for drivers Camden Proud and Tim Snyder.

Following the distribution of special awards, it was time to induct the Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Class of 2017 which features five new members, all of which were present at the banquet on Saturday evening.

First up was Russ Wood, a New Hampshire native who made his first Oswego appearance in the early 1980s. It was when Wood stormed onto the Supermodified scene as the pilot of the Jimmy Timmons No. 27 machine; which would soon become the familiar Shea Concrete Supermodified, that he really began to make a name for himself. It took several years of trying but it was in 1993 when Wood went to victory lane for the first of five times in his career. A multi-time ISMA champion and perhaps one of the most prolific winged Super drivers in history, Wood garnered eight ISMA championships throughout the course of his career and is one of only nine drivers to have wins in both the winged and non-winged Supers at Oswego.

Next up was Modified legend Jan Leaty who joined Richie Evans, Maynard Troyer, and Geoff Bodine as just a few of some of the biggest asphalt Modified names in Oswego’s Hall of Fame. Leaty first raced at the Big O in 1983, thirty one years to his final race at the ‘Steel Palace’ back in 2012. Most recently winning with the Race of Champions Tour in 2009, Leaty has seven Oswego wins and was also the first Richie Evans Memorial winner at the track in 1990. Leaty can still be found in the pits today, wrenching on his son Mike’s No. 25 car or working on the Patrick Emerling No. 07.

BIll Abold and family have been around Oswego Speedway for as long as anyone can remember and that is a big reason why he was the third inductee into the Hall of Fame Class of 2017. An Oswego pioneer, Abold first appeared on the grounds in 1958 in a partnership with John Pawlicki to run one of the vintage ‘Class B’ Modifieds. Since then his son Pat Abold, and grandsons Jeff Abold and Dave Gruel have all seen competition at the fast ⅝ mile. He’s ‘retired’ many times, but Abold has been around Oswego for 59 years and the soon to be 80 year-old can still be found in the pit area each and every Saturday night. Both generations of Abold, as well as Gruel, are multi-time victors in the Supermodified division and son Pat is known for his famous ‘outside groove.’ Jeff did something his father had never done in 2016, winning the 60th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200.

Final inductees Don Forbes and Jerry Kritzman are two of only six regular starters in Oswego Speedway history. Forbes was offered his first job at the Steel Palace back in 1977 by then track owner George Caruso. He has worked the first turn, third turn, and the safety trucks and when his predecessor Kritzman left to flag full-time with ISMA, the poles were handed over to Forbes. Since then, the Mexico native has never stopped. Despite missing a few nights here and there since taking his original position in the late 1970s, Forbes has over forty nonstop seasons of dedication at Oswego, something you just don’t see anymore.

Massachusetts born Kritzman moved to Oswego with his wife in 1971. He was in the US Coast Guard at the time, and Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway were their source of entertainment on the weekends. For the past 25 years, that has not changed one bit. Kritzman was offered a job from George Caruso Sr. shortly after he moved to New York thanks to a connection his father had with the family. Kritzman started as the second cornerman, moved to the first turn, and then found his way to the flagger’s stand after longtime starter Bruce Lee stepped away from his position. Kritzman kept that spot for six years, and he since has flagged for ISMA, while also serving as race director for the Supermodified touring series. Kritzman retired from that position in 2014, but if there is a Supermodified event nearby, you will almost certainly find Jerry in the pit area.

Forbes and Kritzman join Lee, Willy Hackett, Clyde Rowlee and Norm Bacon as the six full-time flaggers in Oswego history.

When hall of fame inductions concluded, before the top ten in Road to the Championship standings could be officially announced, there were two more special awards to be handed out in the Tony White Memorial Award courtesy of the White Family as well as the Joe Paeno Memorial Award.

SBS car owner Tim Proud was the recipient of the Tony White Memorial Award for his dedication to the sport and willingness to help others, while Otto Sitterly was declared winner of the Joe Paeno Memorial Award for his efforts both as a mechanic and driver in the Nicotra Racing Supermodified stable. Sitterly’s sportsmanship was also emphasized as a deciding factor in winning the award.

To conclude the ceremony, 2017 Novelis Supermodified Champion Dave Shullick Jr. and Pathfinder Bank SBS Champion Dave Cliff were officially awarded their honors. The top three drivers in the Road to the Championship standings for both divisions were also recognized with special plaques and season recap videos courtesy of Thomas Video Productions. Otto Sitterly and Keith Shampine were second and third in points for the Supermodifieds while Andrew Schartner and Camden Proud completed the top three for the SBS class.

Other top ten drivers were Jack Patrick, Dalton Doyle, Jesse Bearup, Kreig Heroth, Mike Bond, Greg O’Connor (Most Improved Driver) and Cameron Rowe in the SBS division as well as Michael Barnes, Joe Gosek, Jeff Abold, Brandon Bellinger, Dave Gruel, Tim Snyder, and Dan Connors Jr. in the Supermodifieds.

As seen in year’s past, the sound of Ron Gray’s Millennium Music capped off the evening’s festivities, which traditionally serve as a celebration of yet another successful season for Oswego Speedway.

Novelis Supermodified Top 10 Points: Dave Shullick Jr, Otto Sitterly, Keith Shampine, Michael Barnes, Joe Gosek, Jeff Abold, Brandon Bellinger, Dave Gruel, Tim Snyder, and Dan Connors Jr.

Pathfinder Bank SBS Top 10 Points: Dave Cliff, Andrew Schartner, Camden Proud, Jack Patrick, Dalton Doyle, Jesse Bearup, Kreig Heroth, Mike Bond, Greg O’Connor, and Cameron Rowe.

Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Class of 2017: Russ Wood Sr, Jan Leaty, Bill Abold, Don Forbes, Jerry Kritzman

Ed Clark Spirit Award: Paul Conzone

Oswego Speedway Recognition Award: Bernie Finnegan

Lois Matczak Woman of the Year Award: 50/50 Girls

Tony White Memorial Award: Tim Proud

Total Seal Joe Paeno Memorial Award: Otto Sitterly

Pathfinder Bank SBS Rookie of the Year: Tony Pisa

Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year: Logan Rayvals

Jake’s Automotive SBS Car Owner of the Year: Tom Aserud

Jake’s Automotive Supermodified Car Owner of the Year: Chris Osetek

Jake’s Automotive SBS Crew of the Year: Proud Motorsports

Jake’s Automotive Supermodified Crew of the Year: Snyder Racing

Pathfinder Bank SBS Most Improved Driver: Greg O’Connor

The schedule for the speedway’s 2018 campaign, which will serve as Oswego Speedway’s 68th consecutive season in operation, will be announced on Monday morning. Updated rule books for both divisions are also expected throughout the coming days. Full race night details and ticketing information will be announced in the weeks following the release of the schedule.

Opening Day at Oswego has already been slated for Saturday, May 26, 2018.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

To contact Oswego Speedway via phone, please call (315) 342-0646.

 

 

34 Raceway Banquet Honors Driver's, Also Brings a End to One Era And Usher's in a New Era

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, November 4, 2017) - On Saturday, November 4th 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa honored their 2017 track champions during the awards banquet bash held at the Comfort Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, Iowa. Along with the track champions being honored, those drivers who finished in the top 10 in points were also handed plaques and points fund checks for the efforts. In order to be eligible to receive their awards for 2017 the drivers must have competed in 75% of the points racing events. That would consist of 59 drivers in the 8 classes that competed and earned points during the season.

The night would start off with Amy Laue introducing the crowd to the 2017 34 Raceway track champions, which consisted of Jarrod Schneiderman in the WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Dennis LaVeine in the Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, John Oliver Jr. in the Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Austen Becerra in the Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, Adam Taylor in the Deery Brothers IMRA Midgets, Jason Masengarb in the Sunoco Fuels Mod Lites, Brandon Lambert in the Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders, and Drake Fenton in the Coyote Crazy Mini Hauler Trucks. That was followed up with Amy thanking the many sponsors, fans, track crew workers, drivers and their crews for the support they have given to them during the 11 years they have owned and promoted 34 Raceway. Amy went on to tell the crowd that more then $500,000 in prize money was paid out during the 2017 racing season, along with more then $12,000 paid out to the drivers at this years banquet.

First to be honored was Jarrod Schneiderman, who earned his second consecutive WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprint track title. Also earning plaques and points fund checks in the class included Ben Wagoner who was 2nd in points, third place points finisher Nick Guernsey, Daniel Bergquist who was 4th in points, and Dave Getchell who was 5th in points. Finishing out the top 10 that were honored included Tanner Gebhardt who was 6th in points, seventh place in points Colton Fisher, Shane Quam who was 8th in points, ninth place points getter Wyatt Wilkerson, and Andy Krieger who was 10th in points.

Dennis LaVeine, who earned the Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modified track champion was the next to receive his awards. Those finishing 2nd thru 9th were also awarded their plaques and checks. They included Dugan Thye who was 2nd in points, Bill Roberts Jr. who was 3rd in points, fourth place in points Dustin Smith, and Chadwick Giberson who was 5th in points. Finishing out the top 9 was Darrow Lillie in 6th, seventh in points Dean McGee, Brandon Rothzen who was 8th in points, and Rich Smith who was ninth in points.

Up next to be honored was Austen Becerra, who won the Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod track title. Following him in points who earned awards were Kyle Hill who was 2nd in points, third place finisher in points Sean Wyett, John Oliver Jr. who was 4th in points, and Daniel Keltner who was 5th in points. Finishing out those who raced 75% of the races were Jacob Whittington who was 6th in points, and Tom Lathrop who was 7th in points.

The next to be honored was John Oliver Jr., who earned the Pepsi IMCA Stock Car track title. Also earning plaques and points fund checks in the class included Tom Bowling Jr. who was 2nd in points, third place points finisher Ray Raker, Chad Krogmeier who was 4th in points, and Jake Wenig who was 5th in points. Finishing out the top 8 that were honored included Derek Schwandt who was 6th in points, seventh place in points Mark Bowman, and Cody Washburne who was 8th in points.

Adam Taylor, who earned the Deery Brothers IMRA Midget track champion was the next to receive his awards. Those finishing 2nd thru 5th were also awarded their plaques and checks. They included Dillon Morley who was 2nd in points, Jacob Sollenberger who was 3rd in points, fourth place in points Chase McDermand, and Jeremy Hull who was 5th in points.

Up next to be honored was Darke Fenton, who won the Coyote Crazy Mini Hauler Truck track title. Following him in points who earned awards were Dylan Reverend who was 2nd in points, and third place finisher in points Lance Applegarth.

Next to be honored was Jason Masengarb, who earned the Sunoco Fuels Mod Lite track title. Also earning plaques and points fund checks in the class included Devon Rouse who was 2nd in points, third place points finisher Mike Morrill, Michael Dominguez who was 4th in points, and Brian Tipps who was 5th in points. Finishing out the top 7 that were honored included Austin Bowling who was 6th in points, and seventh place in points Scott Sappington Jr.

The final drivers to earn their awards was Brandon Lambert, who earned the Sonny's Market 4-Cylinder track championship. Those finishing 2nd thru 10th were also awarded their plaques and checks. They included Larry Miller who was 2nd in points, Kimberly Abbott who was 3rd in points, fourth place in points Eric Eye, and Jerrod Nichols who was 5th in points. Finishing out the top 10 was David Prim in 6th, seventh in points Ashton Blain, Wesley Talley who was 8th in points, ninth place finisher Cody Bowman, and Wayne Chamblee who was ninth in points.

Following all the drivers being honored, Amy would recognize Micheil and Danica Farr, Dennis Krieger, and John Vass for their photo contribution to many media outlines. Also being honored for the media contribution was Dana Royer of Louisa Publishing Company, Matt Levins of the Burlington Hawkeye, and Brian Neal, who wrote all the tracks press releases for 2017.

To end the night Amy would introduce those in attendance to Brad Stevens, who is the new owner of 34 Raceway. After 11 years of owning and promoting Southeast Iowa's premiere track, Jeff and Amy Laue, Tom and Sue Bowling, and Scott and Lorrie Parish announced at the last race in September that they had sold the track. Brad will be assisted by girlfriend Jessi Mynatt in the promoting of the track for many years to come. Brad told the crowd that there would be a few changes for 2018, but for the most part everything would remain the same. To keep up with all the information about 34 Raceway for 2018 be sure to like them on Facebook, or keep an eye on the tracks website at www.34raceway.com.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series
 

HOLLY, Mich. – It all comes down to one final race weekend on Nov. 17-18, as the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series concludes its season and crowns a champion during the MSR Championships at Hickory Motor Speedway.

The season-closing, two-day weekend will see the Must See Racing cars and stars compete as part of the Pro All Stars Series South’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 spectacular, with two of the premier asphalt short track series in the nation completing their seasons at the same track on the same day.

For the MSR sprint car portion of the event, Jimmy McCune will officially claim his third-straight series title, a record for the series since its inception in 2010.

McCune enters the MSR Championships carrying an unassailable 97-point lead over nephew Anthony, with a maximum of 91 points on offer for a perfect weekend, including fast time, a qualifying race win and the feature victory on Saturday night.

But despite knowing that the big trophy is already on ice, McCune has his sights set on claiming a final race win to cap off what he calls “a career season.”

“Listen, just because we know we’re going to win another championship doesn’t mean the goal’s not still the same,” said McCune. “We come into each race with the goal of going to victory lane, and that’s just what we plan to do at Hickory. We’ve won the last two years there in the spring, so hopefully we can keep our roll going and win our third-straight at the end of the weekend.”

“It’s been one heck of a year for this team. We’ve been able to perform every time we hit the race track and I don’t expect anything different in this last race.”

Among the contingent of drivers hoping to stop McCune from winning yet another race this season is Lorain, Ohio’s Charlie Schultz, who is wrapping up his rookie year on tour and sits eighth in points with one race to go.

A former MSA Supermodified regular, Schultz has had a solid season as he acclimates to racing winged sprint cars, and says he’d like nothing more than to cap off the year challenging for a victory.

“Man, we’ve had a lot of fun this season,” said Schultz. “As a racer, you’re never happy not going to victory lane, but (car owner) John (Reiser) and I knew coming into this deal that we’d have a bit of a learning curve. It’s taken a little time, but we’re getting comfortable now and I think you’ll see us contend for a strong finish at Hickory.”

Other drivers planning to compete in the MSR Championships at Hickory include two-time series champion Brian Gerster, Schultz’s teammate Adam Biltz, former series Rookie of the Year Anthony McCune and long-time pavement sprint car veteran Tom Jewell.

The format for the MSR Championships will see a full slate of Abe’s Auto Parts Time Trials and two 25-lap qualifying races on Friday evening, followed by the 50-lap season finale feature on Saturday afternoon.

Pit gates open at 8 a.m. on Friday for Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown weekend, with practice rolling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the MSR qualifying races beginning promptly at 4 p.m.

On Saturday for championship day, pit gates open at 7:30 a.m., with sprint car practice set for 10 a.m. If needed, a B-Main will roll off at 12 noon and the 50-lap championship feature will begin at 1:45 p.m.

For more information on the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, including race results, driver and team news, schedule information and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

Tentative 2018 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule finds major events on dirt, water and off road facilities

WHEATLAND, Missouri (November 3, 2017) - Lucas Oil Speedway's tentative 2018 schedule was announced on Friday with major events again set for all three of the venue's racing facilities.

"We're excited about what's in store for our fans and drivers in 2018 with a schedule that again has variety," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "The foundation is our 13 Weekly Racing Series schedule, but we also tried to space out our specials throughout the schedule.

"Once again, we'll have the big Late Model specials, the Open-Wheel shows, Drag Boats, Pro Pulling, Monster Trucks and, of course, the return of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series for the second time."

There's even a big Bull Riding event during the summer at the Off Road track - the Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com on June 29-30.

Robinson also said there will be purse increases for the featured classes each week during the Weekly Racing Series in 2018. Late Model and Modifieds will take home $1,000 for feature wins when they are featured with Street Stocks and B-Mods increasing to $750 on nights those respective classes are featured.

Engines will fire up for the first time on March 31 with an open test and tune. The season gets going on April 7 with the Weekly Championship Series Spring Opener as the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and USRA B-Mods hold the first of 13 weekly points programs.

The first special of the season is set for April 13-14 with the 5th annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com. Modifieds and Street Stocks will join in the action.

May 5 will find the 7th annual Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown, featuring the ASCS Warrior/Red River Region Sprints, POWRi Midgets and WAR Sprints.

The month of May wraps up with the 26th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, May 24-26. The crown jewel Late Model event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA. Modifieds also are on the schedule.

June is book-ended by two major events, beginning at "Lake Lucas" with the 7th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic, June 8-9. Then on June 22-24, it the 2nd annual Off Road Shootout on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series returns to the Off Road track. The popular inaugural event was held in late July last year.

"The fan support for the first Off Road Shootout was amazing and we think it will only be even more popular a month earlier, when the weather is a bit cooler," Robinson said.

The Off Road facility also will play host to four Level 5 Off Road UTV/Side by Side programs during the season and two Kansas City Off Road Racing Association Sportsman Off Road events.

Stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA return to the oval track on July 14 for the 12th annual CMH Diamond Nationals. Modifieds also are on the schedule for a full program.

August fires up with national-touring Modifieds taking the spotlight, with the USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment on Aug. 4.

Labor Day Weekend is an annual speed festival on water and dirt. The 8th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 with the MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial making Sept. 1 a big doubleheader day.

The popular Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals return on Sept. 14-15 before one of the nation's premier open-wheel events, the 8th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on Sept. 20-22.

The 5th annual Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt, paying $10,000 to win the final-night feature, expands to three nights in 2018, Oct. 4-6, with the ULMA Late Models joining as co-headliner. Meanwhile, the 5th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals, previously held in conjunction with the Big Buck 50, is set for Oct. 12-13 with the support class to be determined.

The season will wrap up with the Monster Truck Nationals-Eve of Destruction on Oct. 20.

"The 2017 season was outstanding, with tremendous competition and great fan support," Robinson said, noting a record 113,000 fans who came through the gates. "But now we're focused on making 2018 event better, with the revealing of the tentative schedule the first step."

Season passes, along with Show-Me 100 three-day passes, will go on sale later this winter. Look for that information at LucasOilSpeedway.com and on Lucas Oil Speedway's Facebook page.

2018 LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

March 14 - Rich Nichols Memorial Media Luncheon
March 31 - Open Test & Tune

April 7 - Weekly Show No. 1 - Weekly Championship Series Spring Opener (ULMA LM, Mod, B-Mod, SS with $1,000 to win Late Models)
April 13-14 - 5th annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com
April 21 - Weekly Show No. 2 - $uper $aver $pecial Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win B-Mod)
April 27-28 (Off Road track) - Level 5 Off Road UTV/Side by Side Racing
April 28 - Weekly Show No. 3 - $5 Dollar Admission Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win Street Stocks)

May 5 - 7th annual Impact Signs, Awning & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown (ASCS Warrior/Red River Region Sprints, POWRi Midgets, WAR Sprints)
May 11-12 (Off Road) - Level 5 Off Road UTV/Side by Side Racing
May 12 - Weekly Show No. 4 - NMI Night at the Races Presented by Wild Animal Safari, FREE admission to Moms courtesy of NMI/VMG Marketing (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Mods)
May 19 (Off Road) - Kansas City Off Road Racing Association Sportsman Off Road Racing
May 19 - Weekly Show No. 5 - Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Night at the Races (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Late Models)
May 24-26 - 26th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com (Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/MLRA plus Modifieds)

June 2 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
June 8-9 - 7th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic (Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series)
June 9 - Weekly Show No. 6 (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win B-Mod)
June 16 - Weekly Show No. 7 - Bolivar Herald-Free Press Mid-Season Championship (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win Street Stocks)
June 22-24 (Off Road) - 2nd annual Off Road Shootout (Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series)
June 23 - Weekly Show No. 8 - National Wild Turkey Federation Race to Save the Hunt (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Modifieds)
June 29-30 (Off Road) - Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com
June 30 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled

July 5 - Weekly Show No. 9 - Casey's General Store Thursday Night Thunder, plus fireworks (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Late Models)
July 7 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
July 14 - 12th annual CMH Diamond Nationals (Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/MLRA plus Modifieds)
July 20-21 (Off Road) - Level 5 Off Road UTV/Side by Side Racing
July 21 - Weekly Show No. 10 - Veterans and Military Appreciation Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with $750 to win B-Mods)
July 28 (Off Road) - Kansas City Off Road Racing Association Sportsman Off Road Racing
July 28 - Weekly Show No. 11 - Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with $750 to win Street Stocks)

Aug. 4 - 9th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment)
Aug. 11 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Aug. 17-18 (Off Road) - Level 5 Off Road/Side by Side Racing
Aug. 18 - Weekly Show No. 12 - TA-Petro Fan Appreciation Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with $1,000 to win Modifieds)
Aug. 25 - Weekly Show No. 13 - Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick Season Championship Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with class champions crowned)

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 - 8th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals (Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series)
Sept. 1 - MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial (MLRA Late Models plus $750 to win B-Mods)
Sept. 8 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Sept. 14-15 - Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League
Sept. 20-22 - 8th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial (ASCS Sprint Cars, WAR Sprints)
Sept. 29 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled

Oct. 4-6 - 5th annual Street Stocks Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt (Street Stocks, ULMA Late Models)
Oct. 12-13 - 5th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals (MLRA, TBD)
Oct. 20 - Monster Truck Nationals-Eve of Destruction

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

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

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

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

 

 

Hendricks Earns Top Five in POWRi West Standings During Rookie Season in Midget

Inside Line Promotions - STILLWATER, Okla. (Nov. 2, 2017) - Zane Hendricks produced a successful rookie season racing a midget by scoring a top-five finish in the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series championship standings along with earning his first career midget win.

"I think we did well for our first season," he said. "I felt like we exceeded some of my expectations while falling a bit short on others. We showed a lot of improvement and were getting really good toward the end of the year."

Hendricks ended just shy of his goal of winning the Rookie of the Year Award with the series as his fifth-place finish in the final standings was only one position and 160 points behind the top rookie. Hendricks was looking forward to possibly closing the gap and taking the Rookie of the Year lead during the final races of the season, but the last three events were canceled due to weather.

"We had some mechanical problems at the beginning of the year and didn't even get to race a few nights so that put us behind in points right away," he said. "We were so much better at the end of the year and thought we had a good chance of moving up, but didn't get the opportunity because of the weather. It is what it is."

Hendricks's season was highlighted by his first midget feature win at Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Okla., on July 28.

"That was definitely the highlight of our season," he said. "It was a big confidence booster for me. I knew then that I wasn't just fast, but I could finish the job, too."

The switch from micro sprints to midgets was a huge change for Hendricks, who had only driven a midget twice before this year.

"To say we learned a lot is an understatement," he said. "It's a big learning curve - not just driving, but also setting them up. My biggest challenge was on slick tracks since midgets have so much more power than micros. It's not always easy for my brain to remember that sometimes slower is quicker.

"There is also a big difference in the competitiveness. About two thirds of the field can win a midget race while maybe only about five or six in a micro. And we did a lot more traveling and it was to a lot of tracks we had never visited before. It was a lot of work, but it was fun."

Hendricks expects a similar racing schedule for his team next year.

"More than likely we'll run with the POWRi West again," he said. "We've talked about running for points again or just trying to hit as many shows as possible, whether it's POWRi West, POWRi National or USAC or whatever. We'll probably wait until the schedules are posted before we decide.

"I'm really looking forward to next year. I expect us to pick up where we left off with good speed and being even more competitive."

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 17 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

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Farrer Begins His Quest For Championship #2

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

After finishing a heartbreaking 1 point short of becoming the first ever back to back Champion in last season’s series, Brenten Farrer will begin his quest to regain his 360ci Sprintcar Allstars Series Championship crown this Saturday night at Mildura’s Timmis Speedway. The opening event on Brenten’s season schedule will also represent the first night out for a new partnership that Brenten struck during the off season with the Porkers Transport team owned by Rob Porker.

“I’m hungrier than ever and I am really ready for a massive season behind the wheel of the Porkers Transport / Frijtek supported V34 Maxim. The entire team has been preparing really hard and we are all set for Saturday night” added Brenten with great enthusiasm.

“I am really looking forward to this new deal. Rob Porker has really good gear and yjey are really professional so hopefully we can get some good results this season”.

Last season Brenten finished the year with a total of 6 podium results including a feature race win at the Heartland Raceway at Moama in round 5 of the Allstars series. In fact, one of those podium results came at the opening round of 2016/17 series at the Timmis Speedway where he ran second so he will go into this weekend knowing that he has been fast at the Mildura venue in the past.

Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2017/18 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Porkers Transport, B&G Clancy Farm Contracting, Remote Tree Services, Ayross Racing, B.A.T Training and Assessments, BNR Race Engines, Kouda Signs, PRP Engineering, JB Speedway Spares and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

Premier Speedway Season Starts Tomorrow As Big Names Enter For Classic

Round 3 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series will headline the opening night of action at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool tomorrow night (November 4) as a part of the Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Premiership.

The Yeoman Williams Memorial for Junior Sedans will also be a part of what promises to be an action-packed program of racing, with a field of nearly 50 Sprintcars set to sign on for duty.

Several Big-Name drivers and teams have also this week indicated that they are preparing for a tilt at Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic glory later in the season (January 19-21).

Headlining the list is a driver who boasts an impressive Classic CV. Altoona Iowa’s Terry McCarl will once again return to Australian shores to contest the Classic, teaming up again with Darley, Victoria based car owner Ken Hutchins.

McCarl and Hutchins teamed together successfully last summer where McCarl managed a 14th place finish from the 100 plus car field in the Classic. There 2018 assault on the Classic will see Hutchins unveil a unique paint scheme with the team to be supported by Laiken Transport.

Darwin’s Ben Atkinson is another of the big-name drivers to commit to Classic duties early.

Having finished 22nd in the 2017 Classic finale, Atkinson will be aboard the Aeroflow Performance Products, Rocket Industries, System Homes, Mass Drill and Blast 2D entry.

Another driver who in recent seasons has enjoyed considerably good results at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool is Albury’s Grant Anderson.

Anderson qualified for the B-Main in 2017, starting from position 15 before almost making the transfer to the A-Main, eventually falling just two spots shy of a transfer with his sixth-place finish.

The second-generation hard charger will have gained some invaluable experience from his recent sojourn to the United States where he impressed amongst the tough Californian Sprint Car scene.

For his 2018 campaign Grant will enjoy some strong support from long time partners Latrobe Valley Bandag, WASP Steering and Suspension, D&F Racing Products, Bockman Batteries and Townsend Service Centre.

Shaun Dobson is another of the relative young guns with his eye on the prize come Classic weekend.

Splitting his time during the 2017-18 season between his family backed number 21 and the David Dickson backed V3 teams, Dobson will partner Dickson for a tilt at the 2018 Classic.

Having finished 18th in B-main 2 during 2017, Dobson will fancy his chances of putting the V3 in the Classic final come January 21 for popular car owner David Dickson.

The team will have all the go-fast parts with thanks to Big Wheels Truck Alignments and Road and River Motorcycles.

Western Australia’s Scott Reilly, may hail from Gidgegannup, but it his friendship and partnership with Camperdown Victoria’s Gerard and Marlin Walsh that will se him base a majority of his racing out of the Garden State again for the 2017-18 season.

A hard charging throttle stomper in every sense, Reilly will again campaign his own W18 entry with thanks to Komcat Electro. Dieselcraft, Pipe Craft and Butchers Cut Cobden.

The 2018 46th edition of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Gates will open at 4.00pm tomorrow with cars on track at 5.00pm. For more information please see the Calendar Tab of the Premier Speedway website.

 

 

Chaney and CH Motorsports Enjoy Success Despite Limited Number of Races

Inside Line Promotions - WOOSTER, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2017) - Rob Chaney and CH Motorsports enjoyed success during their first season together in 2017 even though their already limited schedule was nearly cut in half due to weather.

With Chaney behind the wheel of the Aaron Call and Janet Holbrook owned No. 83 sprint car, the team managed a win along with top-five finishes in more than half of their races, which was pared from a preseason schedule of approximately 25 events by cancellations. Their efforts came against stout competition as the team primarily raced with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the F.A.S.T. Series.

"Overall, I think we had a pretty successful year, especially since we were a new team and for the amount of races we ran," Chaney said. "Winning at Fremont was an obvious highlight. Anytime you can win, that's big. But I also felt that knowing we had a car to contend for a top three everywhere we went was probably the biggest highlight.

"I've always put high expectations on myself. I guess when you run 13 races and win one - and probably could've won a couple more - you can't consider that bad. But I always want to do better and going into this I felt I was going to have a good opportunity with Janet and Aaron with the equipment they have. I definitely had a good opportunity. We just didn't win as many races as I'd hoped."

Unfamiliarity between the driver and his new team didn't appear to be a hindrance, although the number of rainouts may have kept them from enjoying even more success.

"I've known Janet for a long time, but I just met Aaron when I went up to put my seat in the car," Chaney said. "I feel like he and I worked really well together for not having any history. I feel like we were consistent, which is a difficult thing to be in these cars with the tough competition and especially with us not racing a lot.

"Janet and Aaron brought a lot of success to this team. There aren't a lot of car owners who've won the Knoxville Nationals. They're very humble for all of their accomplishments. They really understand the sport and what it takes to compete in it. There were nights when I felt like I could have probably done a better job. I think I made mistakes that I probably shouldn't have made, due in part to not running that many nights."

For now, the 2018 plan for Chaney and CH Motorsports is to run similar events to this year while bumping up the number of races on their schedule.

"We've talked a little bit about doing similar to what we did this year, but trying to hit some more races," Chaney said. "By putting more races on our schedule initially, the rainouts wouldn't have as big of an effect."

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_robchaney

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

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

 

 

32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pre-Entry Now Open

TULSA, Okla. (November 1, 2017) The list of teams are already starting to pour in as the entry blank for the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire went online in the early hours of November 1, 2017.

Some of the earliest entries received include car owner Brian Dunlap, who fields a pair of cars with Arizona's Casey Shuman among the team's drivers.

Entries can be downloaded at http://www.chilibowl.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=72453 and returned via Fax to (918) 836-5517, called in to (918) 838-3777, or mailed to 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112.

Early entry is $150 through December 14, 2017. After that, teams will pay an additional $50 per entry. Entry forms can be mailed to the Chili Bowl office at 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112. Payment is accepted in the form of Check, Visa, MasterCard, or Cash.

Entry Blanks are also going out to teams via USPS and will hit the mail by the close of the week.

Teams do need to note that the upcoming Chili Bowl will enforce a Muffler rule that will not allow inserts. All cars must run a Muffler. An update in the wording of the appearance rules states that the car's number and letter combination must be legible from the scorers stand. While the races are scored electronically, the races are also hand-scored.

The 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 9-13, 2018 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

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

Quick Notes:

What: 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
When: January 9-13, 2018
Where: River Spirt Expo Center - Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Entry Information:

Discounted Early Entry ($150): November 1, 2017 - December 14, 2017
Late Entry ($200): December 15, 2017 - January 12, 2018
Entry Blank: http://www.chilibowl.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=72453

Return Entries Via:

Phone: (918) 838-3777
Fax: (918) 836-5517
Mail: 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112

Entries will not be accepted via Social Media.

Chili Bowl Online:

Website: http://www.chilibowl.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals
Twitter: (@cbnationals)
Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2018
Instagram: cbnationals
Snap Chat: TheChiliBowl

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:

Year - Driver (Owner)

2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records)
2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler)
2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports)
2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith)
2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak)
2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz)
2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz)
2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby)
1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson)
1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie)
1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports)
1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kuntz / Rusty Kunz)
1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter)
1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis)
1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio)
1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley)
1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon)
1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton)
1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe)

VIROC Champions: Tanner Thorson (2016), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kyle Larson (2014 and 2017), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010)

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

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Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. More information about the products available from Lucas Oil can be found at http://www.lucasoil.com.

General Tire is the presenting sponsor of the Chili Bowl. A complete inventory of tires offered by General Tire can be found at http://www.generaltire.com.

Vacuworx Global is the title sponsor of the VIROC which brings past Chili Bowl Champions as well as champions from around the world together for a single 20 lap race to see who is the best of the best. For more information about Vacuworx log onto www.vacuworx.com. For more information on past champions of the VIROC, log onto www.theviroc.com.

For more information on the Chili Bowl log onto http://www.chilibowl.com or call 918-838-3777.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – TKS Motorsports/Austin McCarl Looking Forward to 2018!

(Bill W) November 1, 2017 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and Austin McCarl are looking to build on their successful 2017 campaign next season. The team finished the season standings in the 410 class at the Knoxville Raceway third in points, and qualified for the finale at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals in August.

The Troy and Tammy Renfro family makes up TKS Motorsports. "We were happy with Austin and his performance over our first season together,” says Troy. “We felt that he needed to be given an opportunity and throughout the season he was able to show his potential. We are excited and looking forward to the 2018 racing season with Austin behind the wheel again!"

Austin is looking forward to working with the team again next season. “I’m super-excited to come back next season with the team,” he says. “The longer you work together as a team the better you’re going to get. I’m really looking forward to that, and maybe getting some more races in.”

The team came together nicely in their first season. “I think we had a really successful season,” says Austin. “For the first year, we didn’t get the win we wanted, but we were close, and that win is coming. We had good speed every night out there. Knoxville has the toughest competition in the country.”

Austin is well aware of what his competition is night in and night out. “There are a number of guys who have won Outlaw races like Ian (Madsen) and (Brian) Brown,” he says. “It was a tough year, but to finish behind those two was nothing to hang our heads about. We had a lot of tough drivers and teams behind us in the standings too.”

Troy added, "As we prepare for the 2018 racing season, TKS Motorsports is always looking for additional prospective sponsorship!".

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, “All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Fibreworks Composites, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Butlerbuilt, Aurora Rod Ends, HRP, Volcano Joe’s Coffee, Walker Filtration Systems, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Justice Brothers, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products, www.BillyBellHouseMoving.com and Gail Dielman.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports reflects on silver anniversary season

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 1, 2017 – Aided by a strong surge of consistent showings over the second half of the 2017 racing campaign, the silver anniversary season for Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team was filled several memorable performances.

The team’s 25th season of racing competition got off to an inauspicious start on May 6, as an opening-lap accident in the first Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car A main of the season relegated Pokorski to a 22nd-place finish.
The incident also knocked the team’s primary 2016 Maxim out of commission for the next two races, prompting Pokorski to turn to his trusty 2011 J&J backup car.
“Crashing on opening night was rough for us,” Pokorski said. “We had to take the rear end of the car apart to get the frame fixed.”
After notching a third-place A-main showing at Plymouth on May 13, Pokorski notched his 10th career 360 Sprint Car A-main victory in flag-to-flag fashion on Pedal Down Promotions Night at The Plymouth Dirt Track on May 27.
It was also Pokorski’s first A-main victory since Aug. 14, 2015 at the now defunct Manitowoc Expo Speedway, as well as the 45th overall A-main victory of his 25-year open-wheel racing career (35 Winged Super Modified, 10 360 Sprint Car).
“Winning the A-main at Plymouth on Pedal Down Promotions Night, which is one of our key supporters, was a big highlight for us,” Pokorski said.
The team returned to Plymouth for the Brian Portschy Memorial Race on June 10 with its newly repaired Maxim and promptly racked up an impressive fourth-place finish in the A main, after an early incident forced Pokorski to restart the race 19th on lap 6.
The following night at Angell Park in Sun Prairie saw the team encounter a magneto issue, which kept it from competing in the A main.
“We had mag trouble during our first visit to Sun Prairie, which forced us to miss running the A main,” Pokorski said. “The troubles we had on opening night at Plymouth and in the first race at Angell Park really hurt our overall points result for the season.”
The mag issue lingered into the following Saturday at Plymouth, which forced the team to scratch from the entire program after hot laps.
Another highlight of the season came in the team’s next event at Spring Lake Speedway in Unity on June 23, which drew a standing-room-only crowd and a stellar field of 27 cars for the first Midwest Sprint Car Association event at the track since 2004.
Pokorski turned in an 11th place showing with the team’s J&J backup car at Spring Lake before more bad luck plagued the team the following night at Plymouth when an incident in the A-main ended the team’s night with a 20th-place finish.
After searching for a consistent setup during most of the month of July, Pokorski racked up a second-place A-main showing at Plymouth on July 29 to ignite a string of strong finishes to close out the season.

Pokorski closed out a streak of five consecutive top-10 A-main showings with a 10th place finish at Angell Park on Aug. 13. Misfortune struck again at Plymouth on Aug. 19 when Pokorski got caught up in a five-car incident just yards front the finish line while dueling for position just outside of the top five. The accident relegated the 2014 MSA Masters Series champion to a 17th-place finish.

Pokorski came back to tally an eighth-place showing in A-main action at Plymouth on Sept. 9 and capped the 2017 campaign with a strong fourth-place finish in the PDTR and MSA season finale at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Sept. 30.
In 21 PDTR/MSA events, Pokorski posted one A-main victory (May 27), two heat race wins, six top-five A-main finishes and 12 top-10 A-main showings.
Pokorski also placed seventh overall in the Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) standings and wound up ninth in the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car points race.
“Getting at least one A-main win is always a goal and we got that pretty early on,” Pokorski said. “That was good, but I would have liked to have gotten at least one more. Overall, our season points finish was a little disappointing.”
Even in his 25th season of competition, Pokorski said he still found himself learning new things at the track.
“Shock technology has really changed a lot over the last 10 years or so and we are always learning,” Pokorski said. “Scotty Neitzel at R&H racing helped us take another step forward with that this year. I think our dry slick set ups have come a long way because of it. The change is so significant that I’ve had to change my driving style a bit, which I'm still working on.”

With 2017 now in the rearview mirror, Pokorski and his crew are firmly focused on 2018 with the off-season maintenance program already well under way.

“It took some effort to repair things and some expense to replace what couldn't be fixed this season,” Pokorski said. “We will spend the off season making sure we are better prepared in some weak spots. It's a never-ending process of learning from mistakes.

“I felt we were getting better at the end of the year,” he said. “Everyone else seems to be improving as well, so we'll have to keep working and not settle. We are hoping to build off what we learned near the end of 2017 and start strong instead of behind the 8 ball like we did this year.”

Pokorski acknowledged the efforts of his 2017 Pokorski Motorspotrs pit crew, including crew chief Dave Schultz, Randy Leamer, Dan Hoerig, Ian Schultz, Aaron Pederson, Alex Pokorski, Lynn Pokorski, Heather Pokorski, Sheila Leamer, Chuck Tuschl, Karin Tuschl and Melissa Schultz.

“I want to thank Dave Schultz, who’s always there to help,” Pokorski said. “Ian Schultz and Aaron Pederson have been fun to work with. They are two young men who will hopefully stay involved in the sport for a long time. I also want to thank by mom [Karin Tuschl] and stepdad [Chuck Tuschl] for their never-ending support, as well as Randy and Sheila Leamer for their help in the pits. I really have to thank my wife, Lynn, and my kids, Alex and Heather, for their help in the pits and throughout the year to support me in what I love to do.”

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.

“I really appreciate the support of our sponsors again this year,” Pokorski said. “Several of of our sponsors have been with us for many years and their support is greatly appreciated. I also want to give a special ‘thank you’ to Acme Armature Works, who just joined us this year.”

Pokorski Motorsports is currently seeking sponsors for the 2018 season. For more information, on how to become involved in Pokorski Motorsports, contact Paul Pokorski at Pokorski4@gmail.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Novak’s Service Center
Pokorski Motorsports will like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak’s Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 45th year in business in 2017.
Novak’s Service Center is a locally-owned, two-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972.
Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak’s Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.
2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 22
MSA events – 21
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 6
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 12
Heat Race Victories – 2

 

 

Dancer Heading to World Finals This Weekend to Wrap Up Season

Inside Line Promotions - DELPHOS, Ohio (Nov. 1, 2017) - Shawn Dancer is traveling to the famed Textron Off Road World Finals this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., to finish off the 2017 season.

Dancer has never raced at the track before and is looking forward to getting a taste of a new place.

"I'm excited for Charlotte," he said. "I enjoy racing new tracks. Plus, it's the last race of the season and I get to see some friends one last time this year."

Dancer is hoping to end the year on a positive note by making at least one feature during the three-day weekend that begins on Thursday, when qualifying will be held for the Friday and Saturday programs.

"Charlotte usually draws a lot of cars and the competition can be tough," he said. "Hopefully we can put something together and make an A Main. If not, there's always a good party afterwards."

Dancer likes his chances to do well thanks to his success and comfort in his last few races.

"I feel like we've had something going on these last few races and we've been pretty happy with the car," he said. "We just need the driver to step on the gas."

Without help from sponsors, crew guys and many other people, Dancer said he wouldn't be able to do what he loves all season long.

"I want to thank everyone that has helped us this year," he said. "I couldn't have done it without you all and I appreciate it."

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pitsenbarger Supply

Pitsenbarger Supply is a Carquest auto parts dealer located in Delphos, Ohio.

"Pitsenbarger Supply has been helping us out for a few years now," Dancer said. "They have great deals and great parts. They're awesome people and they've always been there when we needed them."

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

 

 

Wheatley Nets Career-Best Three Wins to Highlight 2017 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Nov. 1, 2017) - Austen Wheatley scored a career-best three feature victories to highlight the 2017 season.

Wheatley opened the year by recording his first career triumph at Central Washington State Fair Speedway in Yakima, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series. He added his first-ever win at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., in May before returning to Victory Lane at the track in September.

"It was great to get my first wins in Yakima and in Elma," he said. "Now I've won at all three major dirt sprint car tracks in my home state of Washington. That was something I've wanted to accomplish for a while."

Another highlight came during Wheatley's final race of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. He advanced from 22 nd to a 14th-place finish to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars on Sept. 16 at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif.

"We're at the level where we aren't happy with a 14th-place result, but it was a good way to wrap up the handful of races we ran with the Outlaws this season," he said.

Wheatley finished a career-best eighth in the Grays Harbor Raceway championship standings and ninth in the Summer Thunder Sprint Series standings despite not attending multiple races at both the track and with the series.

He also set quick time during qualifying in four races this season.

"I want to thank Doug Rutz, my dad and Willie Kahne for the opportunities to race this season," he said. "We had some fun moments and have something to build on for the future."

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen's father, Shannon Wheatley.

"Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn't be able to race," Austen Wheatley said. "It is the heart and soul of this team."

Wheatley would also like to thank Downforce Designs, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb Team Looks To Put Exclamation Point on WoO Championship Season in Charlotte

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 1 2017) – Winning a championship is the annual goal for Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz, but the competition in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes it tougher to accomplish every season.

Schatz opened his 21st season of competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” by winning five of the first six races aboard the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J, setting the stage for another historic season. This weekend, Schatz and the TSR team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti will capture their fourth consecutive WoO championship and look to bookend the campaign by racing to victory in the season’s final two races at the 11th annual Textron Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Schatz, the series Rookie of the Year in 1997, leads the Outlaws back to Charlotte needing only to sign in Thursday to officially clinch his ninth career series championship. The Fargo, North Dakota racer has a 172-point advantage in the championship standings and is the Outlaws’ leader in 2017 with 19 victories, 62 top-five finishes and 72 top-10s. He’ll close his 10th season driving for TSR racing in WoO A-Feature numbers 83 and 84 of the year, and 1,509 and 1,510 of his career.

And, for the fourth consecutive season, he will be pulling double duty in the season finale for both WoO series on site this weekend by competing in the Late Model division driving his family owned No. 15 Fastlane Car Wash/Schatz Crossroads/DKW Transport/K3 Farms/Petro Rocket.

“Winning races” has been the mantra for Schatz over the past decade, and the results over the past five years rival some of the best ever posted in the WoO’s 40-year history. Since he started the 2013 campaign, Schatz has won more than a quarter of the races he’s competed in – 123 of 400 – to give him 248 career triumphs, trailing only Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell in all-time WoO wins. The run to the 2017 WoO championship started with wins in Florida and, if Schatz can come out on top in either of the final two races in North Carolina, he will become the only driver in series history to post 20 or more A-Feature wins in five consecutive seasons. Consistent win totals and a fifth Outlaw championship in six years underscores the determination and strength of the TSR organization.

Schatz opened the campaign by making history at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, becoming the first driver since Jeff Swindell in 1999 to win two WoO races in the same day. A clean sweep at LoneStar Speedway in Texas, followed by a two-night sweep in Las Vegas and last-lap pass at Thunderbowl Raceway in California cemented the team’s early season momentum. A weekend sweep in Missouri and Kansas and a dominant run one week later at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway highlighted the month of May before three triumphs in June, which included wins at Knoxville Raceway, River Cities Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, had the team prepared for a run in the season’s “Month of Money.” In a four-week stretch from mid-July through mid-August, the team once again flexed its muscle with Schatz becoming the first driver in Kings Royal history to win the $50,000 prize in consecutive seasons. Three nights later, he picked up his fifth $25,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and, three weeks later, Schatz scored his 10th Knoxville Nationals crown. Victories in the Harvest Classic at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway in September and Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway in October fueled a late-season push to wrap up the championship.

Finishing with a flurry has been a part of Schatz’s legacy during his illustrious WoO career. In 1999, he closed the season with three wins in the final four races, including the Western World Championship at Manzanita Speedway and season finale at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He wrapped up the 2004 schedule with another Las Vegas triumph before capping his first WoO championship season in 2006 with his third victory in Las Vegas. Schatz concluded his first season driving for TSR by claiming the final checkered flag at the 2008 World Finals, and he also swept both nights of the 2011 World Finals. Last fall, he capped the campaign by winning his 25th A-Feature of the season and ninth career triumph at The Dirt Track.

Racing at The Dirt Track at Charlotte has been a welcome occurrance for Schatz since the track opened in May 2000. Schatz is the all-time winningest driver on the 4/10-mile dirt oval that is situated between the zMAX Dragway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. From his first victory in October 2000 to his run from 10th to first in May 2007, Schatz has always had a flair for the dramatic in Charlotte. He put on a show in 2014, charging from 23rd to third after being involved in an early race accident with Kerry Madsen. That same year, he became the first driver to qualify for the A-Feature in both WoO classes – Sprint cars and Late Models.

This week, he’ll look to duplicate that feet by attempting to transfer through heat races each night and earn a position in both main events, which would be another historic accomplishment, considering the abundance of quality cars entered in this year’s World Finals.

RACE NOTES

World Finals competition begins with a pair of qualifying sessions Thursday night to set the lineups for Friday and Saturday’s complete race programs. Each night of action includes heat races and a dash and will conclude with a 30-lap feature.

Thursday, the pit gates will open at 11 a.m. with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. For the programs Friday and Saturday, the pit gates will open at noon with the grandstands opening at 3 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Contact Charlotte Motor Speedway at (800) 455-3267 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com to learn more about the Textron Off Road World Finals.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video coverage is available on a pay-per-view basis and audio coverage is available for free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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

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

Textron Off Road: Facebook atwww.facebook.com/TextronOffRoad/ or on Twitter and Instagram @TextronOffRoad

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

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

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

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

You started the season winning three of five All-Star races in Florida, and then five of the first six WoO races. How important to the big picture was getting off to start like that? Was it a factor in success you had later in the season and ultimately played a big factor in winning the championship?

“All wins play into the championship. Nothing feels better than leaving Florida after winning races, but you also have to remember that racing in Florida is not like anyplace else we go. We left there, we were good. Got off to a torrid pace, probably as good as you could ask for. It told everyone else that you are going to have to get up on the wheel, try different things, do different things, and I think that made for a pretty competitive year.”

There were several highlights during the season, but the “Month of Money” stretch where you won your second consecutive Kings Royal, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and your 10th Knoxville Nationals has to be something you are really proud of?

“With the format we race with the World of Outlaws, you have to qualify well to start up front and, when you do that all season, you kind of get used to that. When you go to races like the Kings Royal and the Knoxville Nationals, where they invert the heat, you wonder if that’s going to affect you in a negative way. But, fortunately, it didn’t. We qualified well at both and were able to make it up through there and put ourselves in a position to win. That’s part of the experience from 21 years of being on the road with the Outlaws. You can overcome a lot of things when needed. Hopefully, we can continue to build on it and make it better in the future.”

This is your 10th season driving for Tony Stewart Racing. Did you have any idea when you joined the organization that you would win seven championships, eight Knoxville Nationals, three Kings Royals and reach milestones of 100 and 200 WoO wins?

“You can dream about it, but it’s not reality that those things are going to happen. You can think about things maybe a year or two down the road, but it’s not possible to think of what might happen over a 10-year span. Especially in this sport, you never know what might happen. It’s been a great 10 years – hard to believe that’s it gone by so quickly. I guess that means we were having a lot of fun along the way. I just hope we can have another 10 years together and be just as successful as the first 10, if not even more successful.”

You are on the verge of winning your 9th WoO championship in the last 12 seasons. Those are historic accomplishments in a sport that is one of the most demanding in all of motorsports. How have you and your team been able to stay at or near the top for so long?

“It’s not easy by any means. Some days I ask myself how we do it. And then I realize it’s everybody who makes it possible, starting with those three guys on the team. And the sacrifices they make being away from their family. The dedication they give to the performance of the car and all the travel that’s involved. Really, it’s all the things they do. It’s a group effort. They are the best there is. You know it might be easy for them to get lazy after winning a championship, but they have as much drive to win the next one. That says a lot about their character, and a lot about who they are as people. It’s fun to be around those guys and fun to be able to race with them and have success with them, but also getting to experience the tough nights together. That’s where the championships are won. Those guys excel at trying to figure out how we get better.”

The World Finals has become a marquee event on the WoO schedule. What does winning the final race of the year do for a team?

“It doesn’t really do much more than, you are only as good as your last race. Traveling down the road after a win makes everyone feel pretty good. The guys will leave Charlotte and head back to Indy and, if we win the last race, they can savor it a little longer. It might give them a little bit of a boost over the winter. We’ve been in the position where we haven’t won the last race of the year and it might have motivated the guys, as well. It’s not really something you think too much about. We are out here to win races and we have two left. If we can put ourselves in a good position and win that race, there is nothing better. But, if you come up short, you don’t dwell on it for too long. You know the platform you have under you is incredible because of how hard the guys will work to be ready for the first race of next year. It’s something you take a lot of pride in, you definitely do everything you can to close the season out with a victory. We are going to have a lot of our partners there from Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat and Ford to celebrate a championship with us. To close out the season strong is something that gives you a great sense of pride and hopefully gives everybody a lot of motivation for the upcoming season.”

And why have you and your team been so consistent at The Dirt Track ?

“It’s a fast place. It’s such an incredible facility. It seems like, at those tracks where there is a lot of speed, Rick and the guys seem to find a way to get the car to roll around there and get it qualified well no matter what the conditions are – slick, wet or whatever. That’s attributed to them. They are able to read those track conditions and make the right adjustments. For me, it’s been a place I’ve always enjoyed. I was there for the first WoO race back in 2000 and that’s pretty neat to be able to say I was there when it first opened. Maybe that has a lot to do with our success, the experience of being there that many times. You’ve seen it in so many ways. And you have seen the changes and been able to adapt to them. It’s definitely an incredible place to race and a great spot to finish up our season.”

 

 

A record $55,000 Cash Point Fund to be Handed out at the

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Banquet.

by Dean Reynolds.

SYRACUSE, NY - On November 11th at the Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel it will be a special night for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). Along with the crowning of the first time ESS champion Jason Barney, over $55,000 in cash will be handed out to 27 different drivers.

For Barney, it is the championship he has sought after for many years and he did it in style. Along with the six wins total he collected on the year, he also had 16 top five's and 23 top ten's in 26 point shows held. His remarkable consistency saw him clinch the title three point shows before season's end.

However, the awards don't stop there with many other champions to be crowned. Barney also won the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour, the 1000 Islands RV Centre Canada Tour, the Insinger Performance Fuels Hard Charger title and the Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader crown.

Other champions were Danny Varin claiming the Donath Motorworx Speedweek and the SUNY Canton Series Crowns. Steve Poirier won the Fondations 4 Saisons title with Dave Axton narrowly winning the Cobra Coaches Dash Series Title.

The Lane's Yamaha Rookie of the Year, the Empire Super Sprint Outstanding New Comer, Northeast Racing Products Trade Show and Auction Most Improved and Lucas Oil ESS Mechanic of the Year awards will also be handed out. As well as the prestigious John Zentner Memorial Award.

Tom Taber and Bobby Parrow will be inducted into the ESS Hall of Fame as the class of 2017. Both drivers who collected 22 career wins with ESS will be on hand to receive their well earned accolades.

Recognition for the teams that traveled the entire tour and also each A-Main winner will get a special trophy cup for thanks to SWL Awards.

Preceding the banquet will be the annual rules meeting where the Lucky Giveaway Program winners will be announced. So far over $18,000 in product will be awarded to the 15 teams that ran 2/3rds of the tour.

Those same teams that ran 2/3rds of the tour will also share from over $3,000 in Lucas Oil Products.

Cocktail hour starts at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30, Awards start at 8:00 with entertainment capping off the night from 9:30 to 2!

Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel is the site, Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints is the event….Over $55,000 in cash is the prize and it will be excitement guaranteed!!

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410 SPRINTCARS

Consistency Key for Gee in 2017-18 Season

Currently undergoing his third full season in 410 Sprintcars, youngster Mitchell Gee has been a model of consistency thus far in the 2017-18 season, having already collected numerous encouraging results.

Off the back of a disjointed 2016-17 season, which was interrupted in the latter stages due to work-related injuries, Gee is enjoying his second season driving for the Queensland-based Titan Racing team, owned by Reeve Kruck, and has displayed solid pace aboard the Qld # 36 Titan Garages & Sheds / ARD supported Cool, which is currently housed in the McComb family’s workshop.

Opening the season with a podium result, placing third at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, Gee was quick to back up his form with a pleasing eighth-place finish at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (NSW) amongst a formidable field or drivers, before once again returning to the Brisbane venue one week later, where the 20-year-old racer came away with a fourth-place finish.

A great performance at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway that saw him running strongly in podium contention in the feature race was unfortunately cut short when Gee experienced a right-rear tyre blowout, causing him to pick up his first DNF of the season. Undeterred by this course of events, Gee most recently achieved his best result yet in the 2017-18 season, coming home runner-up behind Allan Woods in last Saturday night’s fourth East Coast Logistics Series round at Archerfield Speedway.

“I’m really loving being a part of the Titan Racing team and it’s great to be able to reward them some strong results,” commented the Caloundra, Queensland-based racer, who scored his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race victory at Archerfield Speedway on Boxing night last season.

“Reeve and the rest of the team have really embraced me and we’re all working great together, which is allowing us to qualify well and consistently run towards the front of the feature-race field.

“We’re also doing better with handling difficult track conditions, particularly with slick tracks, with last Saturday night’s second-place finish being our best result on a slick track so far. Hopefully we can maintain our consistency throughout the season and challenge for feature-race wins.”

Gee and the Titan Racing team plan to complete over 40 race meetings throughout the 2017-18 season, contesting the entire Queensland calendar and sporadic shows at Valvoline Raceway, while also participating in the prestigious Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and the Australian Title at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway in the New Year.

Titan Racing team is proudly supported in the 2017-18 season by the following sponsors: Titan Garages & Sheds, ARD, Stick It Signs, Ovenu Oven Cleaning, and Torco.

Gee would like to thank his personal 2017-18 season sponsors: Revolution Racegear – Sunshine Coast, GP Racegear, Adidas, Dave of All Trades, and Down Under Graphics. Special thanks go to his dad and crew chief Michael, his uncle and Titan team manager Dean McComb, Barty, Scotty, John, Reeve, and the entire Titan Racing team.

To find out more about Gee or the Titan Racing team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Mitchell Gee Motorsport or Titan Racing.

 

 

Buddy Kofoid set for what could be final start in the Dan Simpson Racing 4s on November 11 at the Stockton Dirt Track Penngrove, CA driver in search of opportunities for 2018

By Gary Thomas

Penngrove, CA – November 1, 2017…After putting together a fantastic season in 2017 Penngrove, California’s Michael “Buddy” Kofoid has announced that next weekend’s Northern California championship finale at the Stockton Dirt Track could potentially to be his final start with Dan Simpson Racing.

The 15-year-old driver has piloted the Dan Simpson Racing/ Gary Silva Ranches No. 4s sprint car to seven victories this year at five different tracks throughout the Golden State. Dan Simpson, who Kofoid began driving for at the age of 11 in 2013, is not planning to field a car next season, which leaves “Buddy” open for opportunities in 2018 and beyond.

“I really want to thank Dan Simpson for taking a chance on me at a young age and everything that he has done for me in my career up to this point, if it weren’t for Dan I wouldn’t be where I am today” Kofoid commented. “I can’t thank my crew chief Bryan Schaffner enough for the hundreds of hours he puts into this race team, and for the support of Roy VanConett, Bill Cannon and my Grandpa Gary for all of their hard work. I would also like to send a special thank you to Gary Silva for all of his support and believing in me.”

Among his big wins this season have included the annual Howard Kaeding Classic and Johnny Key Classic, both held at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway, as well as the traditional Gold Cup Race of Champions Wednesday night opener at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway. Along with his seven wins Kofoid also has seven runner-up finishes, 18 podiums, 28 top-five’s and 49 top-10 finishes. Kofoid currently ranks fifth in the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards standings and even despite missing two races, still stands eighth in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series points going into the Stockton Dirt Track finale on November 11.

All this coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him earn Rookie of the Year honors at Ocean Speedway and Placerville Speedway, along the way becoming the youngest main event winner in the storied history of each track. Last season he also picked off a memorable preliminary night victory during the prestigious Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway, which also made him the youngest winner ever at the famed Tulare based facility.

“Right now I’m open to new opportunities for the 2018 season,” Kofoid said. “Along with the winged sprint car this year we also ran some wingless stuff and I would certainly like to do more of that, as well as get more midget experience. The last two years have been a lot of fun and I’ve learned a lot. I look forward to working with another team that wants to take a chance on a young driver for next season. Before that of course, I’m focused on having a great night in Stockton next weekend at the Tribute to Gary Patterson. Once again I’d like to thank Dan for everything that he has done for me.”

Upcoming Races-

Saturday November 11: Stockton Dirt Track – 34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson

Social Spotlight-

Follow Buddy Kofoid on Twitter https://twitter.com/MichaelKofoid

 

 

Kevin Swindell Racing and Spencer Bayston Continue Partnership in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2017) - Kevin Swindell Racing is pleased to announce that Spencer Bayston will return as the team's primary driver in 2018.

Bayston has driven for the Swindell Speed Lab backed team since its inception in the fall of 2016. The team has earned two wins, 14 top fives and 18 top 10s in 35 races together.

"Spencer has done a great job driving for our team and we're thrilled to have him back in the seat in 2018," Kevin Swindell said. "We've been competitive since Day 1 and have been in contention for many wins. The more we race together the better we'll become so it's good to know that what we've been working on will continue to grow next year."

Bayston produced winged sprint car wins at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22 this season.

"We've only won two races, but we seem to put ourselves in contention to compete for a win week in and week out," he said. "It's a good feeling knowing every time I go to the track I don't have to worry we'll have a mechanical problem or a setup issue. Just to know the car is good and Kevin is able to make me comfortable is important in our success."

The duo plans to compete in approximately 40 sprint car races next season.

"We're looking to travel more and hit some bigger events," Bayston said. "We'd like to go to some of the premier events with the World of Outlaws and All Stars. I feel our equipment is capable at being competitive at events like that."

The team will wrap up the 2017 season this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 13 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

Based in Concord, N.C., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems manufactures custom seats and distributes a variety of racing accessories, including seat mounts, padding, belts and restraints, steering wheels and helmets. For additional information, visit http://www.ButlerBuilt.net.

"ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems has some of the safest and most comfortable safety equipment available," Swindell said. "I encourage everyone to give the ButlerBuilt team a call to learn more about being safe and comfortable in a race car."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, MPI Steering Wheels, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Focusing on 410 Competition Following Solid 2017 Season

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Oct. 31, 2017) - Joe Trenca is transitioning to a 410ci winged sprint car heavy schedule in 2018.

The Mucci Motorsports driver has increased his 410 races each of the last two seasons and will shift his focus to 410s next season.

"We'll run 410s about 90 percent of the time," he said. "I'll run about five to seven 360 shows next year."

Trenca said he plans to compete in approximately two dozen Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races, 15 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, parts of the Ohio Speedweek and Pennsylvania Speedweek as well as local events in Central Pennsylvania.

"I think it will help to focus on our 410 program," he said. "We need to race it more and get more accustomed to it. We learned a lot this season and are going to work hard on that over the winter.

"I feel like every year we're learning more. The biggest thing is we need to run it. We'd run it a week and then take three weeks off or run it a couple of weekends in a row and then take a month off. If you're going to do it you need to jump in with both feet."

Trenca produced his career-best 410 result this season with a ninth-place finish on July 28 at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., with the All Stars.

He also scored a career-best runner-up result in 360 action at McKean County Speedway in Smethport, Pa., on June 29 and at Outlaw Speedway on Sept. 22.

Trenca finished the season with a career-best 11 top 10s.

"We had some good runs in the 360 this year and we're ready to move into 410s," he said. "We're going to work hard this offseason to get our program ready to start the season earlier than we normally do. I'm excited to focus on 410s and see how much we can progress in 2018.

"I want to say a big thanks to my family as well as our marketing partners and the fans for their continued support."

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 11 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems specializing in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com .

"Doug Schoenfeld and my grandfather have known each other for a really long time," Trenca said. "Doug has been a huge supporter and is a really good sponsor."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Baughman Set for World Finals Debut This Weekend With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2017) - Josh Baughman has a new paint scheme as he invades the Textron Off Road World Finals this weekend for the first time in his career.

Baughman will compete this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season finale.

"I really don't know what to expect," he said. "It's a tough deal. I want to finish races and make max laps. I want to finish strong in our 410 program since we're running more 410 stuff next year."

Baughman said his team will use this weekend's competition to experiment with a couple of setup options.

"We're taking a new car and a couple of things to test for next year," he said. "It will be a test session to end the year. Results aren't as important as what we can learn."

Baughman produced his career-best World of Outlaws result this summer when he charged from 20th to a 12th-place finish during a preliminary night at the Knoxville Nationals.

"I think we're around 30 410 races ever," he said. "We have a lot to learn being in a 360 for so long. We're getting our engine program better. Racing more 410 races will help us learn a lot."

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Precision Catalyst

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"Precision Catalyst is a fast growing business and a great partnership for our team," Baughman said. "We look forward to achieving success together."

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

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Proven Speed in Woods-Built Chassis

In what is a testament to the craftsmanship of Allan Woods’s range of Sprintcar chassis, last Saturday night saw both Woods and fellow 410 Sprintcar racer James Thompson taste victory aboard two of the former’s machines.

Commencing collaboration 18 months ago with Australian 410 Sprintcar driver Lynton Jeffrey, who is now permanently based in America, the Woods and Jeffrey duo were pleased to release a newer model of Wood’s original QT Chassis earlier this year, with the machine dubbed ‘Speed Chassis’ having hit the ground running.

Debuting a brand new HP engine aboard his Qld # 28 Dirt Wheels / Vortex Wings backed Speed Chassis in the fourth East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, Woods displayed great pace, powering forward from position 10 in the 30-lap feature race to claim a hard-fought victory; his second at the Brisbane track.

His car, which is the first of its kind to be run in Australia, was also equipped with Vortex Wings, manufactured by Jeffrey, and Dirt Wheels, which were the product of Woods and Jeffrey’s first collaboration together.

“Saturday night’s win is an absolute testament to the quality of the Speed Chassis, which has been 18 months in the making, and is without a doubt a result of the chassis, engine, wings and wheel package that we were running,” commented Woods, whose fitness has greatly improved over the last two years, with the driver having lost over 60 kilograms.

“It’s very exciting to have been able to continue my work with manufacturing chassis, as well as having the opportunity to collaborate with Lynton again. To see it all come together in a feature race and prove that the chassis is competitive enough to win is very rewarding.”

It was a double celebration on the East Coast over the weekend, with James Thompson also winning his second career 410 Sprintcar feature race at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway behind the wheel of his NSW # 22 QT Chassis, after he had started from position three. Thompson, a former Valvoline Raceway Track Champion, managed to gain the lead in the latter stages by managing his fuel best and clinched what was the third Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW Round.

Currently running the Development Sprintcar Series at Archerfield Speedway, Woods’s daughter Aleesha is currently piloting the Qld # 28 QT Chassis and has already achieved some pleasing results, placing third in the feature race during her second appearance with the class, further demonstrating that Woods’s original chassis is still just as competitive as ever.

Woods would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Speed Chassis, Dirt Wheels, Vortex Wings, HP Engines, Boss Hogg’s Steakhouse, Ipswich Truck Sales, FK Shocks, Down Under Graphics and Fleet Imaging Yatala. Special thanks go to his wife Karen, Paul Gislingham, Travis Woods, Aleesha Woods, Karliah Woods, Ben Ward, Daniel Helmore, Jake Hawkins, Lachie Robertson, Nev Robertson and Tom Robertson.

To find out more about Woods and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Woods Motorsport Racing.

 

 

Scorgie’s Strong Start

It’s been a competitive start to the 2017-18 season for 410 Sprintcar racer Brendan Scorgie, and he is quick to credit a lot of that to the addition of experienced crew chief Dwayne Lawrence to his team.

The decision to partner up with Lawrence in what is Scorgie’s third full season in 410 Sprintcars has proven to be a good one, with the 31-year-old racer achieving his maiden top-10 result with the class at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway in last Saturday night’s third Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round.

Qualifying directly into the feature race at Valvoline Raceway for the first time, Scorgie started from position 13 for the 30-lap feature race and was then able to manage the challenging track conditions in what was a turbulent feature race to come home in a pleasing ninth place aboard his NS # 57 Yass Valley Tyre Service / EFI Spares supported Maxim car.

While pleased with his performance on the track, Scorgie admits that he wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of his new Sydney-based crew chief, whose assistance both at the track and away from it allows Scorgie to spend more time thinking about his racing.

“There’s no doubt that our strong start to the season and last Saturday night’s result is in no small part due to the help and advice that Dwayne has been giving me,” commented Scorgie, whose opening 2017-18 season appearance at Valvoline Raceway saw him strongly leading the B main until his header broke, causing him to be black flagged.

“Not only does it allow me to keep my mind on the racing when I’m at the track, but being based over three hours apart, Dwayne has passed on a lot of his knowledge to help me with my maintenance between race meetings.

“I also think I'm both mentally and physically at the fittest that I've ever been, which also gives me plenty of confidence coming into the season

“On Saturday night, I was racing in memory of my nan (Lola), who passed away recently, so there was certainly extra emotion on the night and to come away with a good result was extra special.”

Scorgie, who resides in Yass, which is in the Southern Tablelands region of NSW, is looking forward to completing the majority of this season’s Valvoline Raceway schedule, while also planning to travel down to the southern states later in the New Year to contest the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic) and the Australian Title at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA). He also plans to participate in the Queensland Easter Trail in late March.

Scorgie would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Yass Valley Tyre Service, EFI Spares, Wells Transport, and Yass Firewood Supplies. Special thanks must go to Terry Scorgie (dad), Dwayne Lawrence and Jay Waugh.

To find out more about Scorgie and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Scorgie Motorsports.

 

 

BALLOU AND JOHNSON HEAD LATEST ENTRIES FOR NEXT WEEKS BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, October 31, 2017) Robert Ballou, the 2014 winner, was among the latest entries received for next week’s 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. Ballou will be back after missing the 2016 Oval Nationals due to an injury suffered at the Calistoga Speedway on Labor Day Weekend. The race on the Riverside County half-mile clay oval will take place on November 9th, 10th and 11th.

Ballou, a Rocklin, California native, missed the first part of the 2017 season due to the Calistoga injuries. He heads into this week’s races in Arizona ninth in USAC National Sprint Car Series points with two main event wins on the season.

Laveen, Arizona’s R.J. Johnson, who won three USAC/CRA races in a row at The PAS from June through August, has also submitted his entry for the most prestigious event in non wing sprint car racing. In addition to his prowess in the USAC/CRA Series in the middle of the season, Johnson has scored seven wins in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series and should sew up his fifth straight title this weekend in Arizona.

The other entry to come in this week came from Trent Williams of Victorville, the 2014 PAS Young Guns Sprint Car champion.

There has been one driver change. Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, California, who was originally entered in his own #17V, will now replace Tyler Thomas in the Michael Dutcher Motorsports #17GP.

Robert Ballou, show at the Oval Nationals in 2014, is one of the latest entries for next weeks Budweiser Oval Nationals. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

As this piece went to press, a strong field of 45 sprint cars have entered the prestigious race. The field includes drivers from six different states and New Zealand.

Car # Driver Residence Car Owner

2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4D TBA Gansen Engineering

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Hgts, CA Gansen Engineering

4S Mike Spencer Temecula, CA Gansen Engineering

5 Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

5 Chris Windom Canton, IL Baldwin Brothers, LLC

5M Max Adams Loomis, CA Max Adams

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7K Sterling Cling Tempe, AZ Kruseman Enterprises

8 TBA Jim Richardson

9K Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Kevin Thomas Jr.

10V Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing

11 Justin Grant Ion, CA Sam McGhee

12 Robert Ballou Rocklin, CA Ballou Motorsports

17GP Danny Faria Jr. Tipton, CA Michael Dutcher Motorsports

19 Thomas Meseraull San Jose, CA Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

21 Alec Bender Ramona, CA Rich Bender

21K Landon Cling Tempe, AZ Kruseman Enterprises

23 Tyler Courtney Noblesville, IN Topp Motorsports

28M Matt McCarthy Moreno Valley, CA John McCarthy

30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Chuck and Tammi Leary

32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon

39 Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards

42 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory

51 Eddie Tafoya Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Bobby Martin

52V Trent Williams Victorville, CA Ron Williams

52 Isaac Chapple New Castle, IN Isaac Chapple Racing

56 Ryan Bernal Hollister, CA Mike Phulps

69 Chad Boespflug Hanford, CA Dynamics. Inc.

73 Dave Darland Lincoln, IN Keith Ford

73T Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA Carrie Terry

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

81 Michael Pickens Auckland, New Zealand Steve Watt Enterprises

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing

90 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

91 Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Tom & Laurie Sertich

92M TBA Tom & Laurie Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracey

98 Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson

The Oval Nationals, which pays $25,000.00 to win on the final night, is three nights of full points paying races for the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series. Each night will include qualifying, heat races and main events. Advance tickets for the most prestigious non-wing sprint car race in the nation are available at the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

As well as the USAC portion of the show, Saturday’s program also includes a special invitational debut of the Yamaha R1 DT race car. Drivers from several different racing diciplines

In addition to the three nights of racing, there will be a practice session for Oval Nationals entered cars on Wednesday, November 8th. The practice will be free for fans in the grandstands and there will be $2.00 pizza, soda and beer. The practice will commence at 5:00 P.M.

Past Oval Nationals Champions

1996 Jimmy Sills

1997 Rip Williams

1998 Rodney Argo

1999 Rickie Gaunt

2000 Tony Jones

2001 Bud Kaeding

2002 Bud Kaeding

2003 Cory Kruseman

2004 Cory Kruseman

2005 Dave Darland

2006 Dave Darland

2007 Bud Kaeding

2008 Jesse Hockett

2009 Damion Gardner

2010 Chris Windom

2011 Damion Gardner

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Dave Darland

2014 Robert Ballou

2015 Bryan Clauson

2016 Damion Gardner

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

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 open wheel racing 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

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

White Capitalizing on Free Time to Begin Preparing for 2018 Season

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2017) - Harli White is getting a head start on 2018.

White has used some downtime this month to prepare for next season. She has sent one engine in to be rebuilt and is going through her parts inventory.

"We had a very busy season on the road this year and we want to make sure we're on top of our game," she said. "I'm going to be conferring with our current marketing partners and we're looking to add additional marketing partners to the team."

White is down to one final weekend of racing this season, which will wrap up Nov. 9-11 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Once the weekend has concluded White will likely finish ninth in the championship standings and become one of the first women to ever race a full season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We're excited to get back to Cocopah and hopefully end the season on a positive note," she said. "This year has been a huge learning experience with it being my first time on the road full time. I've learned so much in terms of driving along with how to operate a team on the road at the national level.

"Preparation is key to your success and that's a big reason why we've used some downtime to focus on getting ready for the 2018 season. We want to be as prepared as we can when we kick off next season, which will be here before we know it."

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 9-11 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., 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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Body Works

The Body Works, which is located in Las Cruces, N.M., has provided professional collision repair, paint and restoration services since 1997. For more information, visit http://www.TheBodyWorkslc.com.

"They are great people who hung out with us and helped at the Chili Bowl last year," White said. "I met them while racing in Las Cruces in 2015 and I told my story to their employees. We hit it off and have become great friends."

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

 

 

Canadian Logan Rayvals Earns Oswego Supermodified Rookie of the Year Honors

OSWEGO, NY (October 31, 2017) – Logan Rayvals, a third-generation driver from north of the border in Brockville, Ontario, put together a stellar rookie campaign at Oswego Speedway in 2017, becoming this year’s Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year.

Driving the familiar Rayvals No. 94, driven for so many years by his father Craig, young Logan, who recently turned 21-years old, says this season was all about learning.

“This year was a big learning curve,” said Rayvals. “We had some ups and downs but overall I’m happy with how things went and I am looking forward to coming back next year and learning even more.”

Rayvals, who started his career in go-kart and midget racing, raced to an impressive five top ten finishes this season in Novelis Supermodified competition with his first career top five finish coming in the second Twin 35 event on June 10.

Finishing the season 12th in the overall standings, Rayvals also qualified for his first career start in the Budweiser International Classic 200. Unfortunately, that start ended in a lap one crash in the third turn, but Rayvals is ready to get back at it next season.

“I plan on racing next season, whether I’m racing at Oswego weekly or in the Triple Crown Series is yet to be determined,” said Rayvals. “But, I am very excited to get back behind the wheel. I’ve learned a lot about Supermodifieds over the years and I consider Oswego Speedway as my home.”

Continuing the tradition of Canadian driving talent at Oswego Speedway, Logan Rayvals is an up and coming star in the Supermodified ranks at the Steel Palace.

Rayvals will be awarded Rookie of the Year honors on Saturday, November 4 during the Speedway’s annual Hall of Fame and Championship Awards Banquet at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego, beginning at 6 p.m.

To book a room at the Best Western, phone a hotel representative at (315)-342-4040 or visit online at www.bestwestern.com.

Banquet tickets are available in the Speedway box office, located at 300 E. Albany St. in Oswego, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Tickets for the night’s festivities and dinner are $45.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

To contact Oswego Speedway via phone, please call (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Anderson Completes American Debut

Recently returning home to Australia, Grant Anderson is very thankful for having had the opportunity to make his American racing debut aboard the Steve and Karen Watt-owned Maxwell Industries # 81 CS9 Sprintcar.

Commencing his American campaign at Santa Maria Raceway on the California coast, Anderson exceeded even his own expectations in what was his first ever drive in a Non-wing Sprintcar, lining up seventh for the feature race, after a third-place finish in his heat race, before bringing home a fifth-place finish.

Travelling 145 miles inland to contest the Cotton Classic at Kings Speedway in Hanford, California the following weekend, Anderson displayed solid pace from the outset, finishing runner-up from pole position in his opening heat race, before experiencing an unfortunate engine failure, which brought his night to a premature end.

Off the back of this disappointing event, Anderson managed to renew his excitement, as he made his way to Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway to take part in one of the biggest 360 Sprintcar events on the West Coast over two nights: The Trophy Cup. The event also marked the first time that Anderson had piloted a 360 Sprintcar since his debut season in 2000-01, when he ran the ACT # 4 car owned by Jim Williamson.

Timing 41st in his group, before transferring from the D main into the C main, where he finished 10th on the opening night of competition, Anderson managed to find more speed on night two, timing 32nd and placing eighth in his heat race.

Starting out of position eight for the C main, Anderson attempted to make the best of the tricky track conditions; however, struggling to find speed, he narrowly missed out on a B-main transfer spot, coming home in fifth place.

“Despite having had some mixed results, being able to race in America was a wonderful opportunity for me and one that I won’t forget any time soon,” Anderson commented.

“I can’t thank Steve and Karen (Watt) enough for their hospitality and for allowing me the opportunity to race their car. This campaign was a huge team effort and I’m very grateful for the support I received. Having made some great connections and friendships during my time in America, hopefully this experience is something I can look at repeating next year.”

Anderson’s next hit out will be this Saturday night’s third Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria.

Anderson would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Latrobe Valley Bandag, WASP Steering & Suspension, D&F Racing Products, Foster Chassis, Fuchs Lubricants, Bockman Batteries, KRE Race Engines, Middy’s Data & Electrical, Maxwell Industries, and Townsend Service Centre.

To find out more about Anderson and his team, visit their website at www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

NO RACING SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY – BUDWEISER OVALS NEXT!

(Perris, CA, October 30, 2017) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, November 4th.

Racing will return with the running of the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction for the Amsoil USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars on November 9th, 10th and 11th. The race will be proceeded by a special practice session for Oval Nationals entered cars only on November 8th. The practice is free for fans in the grandstands beginning at 5:00 P.M. and there will be $2.00 pizza, soda and beer.

Oval Nationals advance tickets are available 24-hours a day at the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For those who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window every night.

In addition to the sprint cars, the Yamaha R1 DT cars will be staging their first exhibition race on the final night of the Oval Nationals. Famous racers from several different racing disciplines will be driving the brand-new racing machines.

Promoter Don Kazarian announced on Saturday that the 2018 season will commence with a pair of races on Saturday and Sunday January 13th and 14th. The double header will include Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and points paying races for the IMCA Modifieds each day. That show will be followed by shows on February 10th and 11th with points paying races both days for the PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and the IMCA Modifieds. The 23rd regular season opener at the famous Riverside County racing facility will be on March 3rd and will be headlined by the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. The full schedule is waiting on one more date to be confirmed and should be released later this week.

The complete 2017 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

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

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 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 web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice (free for fans in the grandstands)

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

All Stars about to invade Mildura.

“We are about to kick off season No. 11 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, this Sat night – Nov 4th. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura again for our opening night. With a star-studded field of top 360 competitors we open with a fantastic car count and with the running of the Col Beasley 410 Classic on Sunday night effectively having a double header it will be a top weekend of racing” says Mandy Searle Series Promoter.

Back by popular demand is the JSR ‘King of the Rivers’. This will be Round 1 of the 4-round mini- series. The River Run is over the first 4 shows which are all based along the Murray & Ovens Rivers and has $2000 to win purse.

13 teams have contracted to the series with the top 10 locked into the End of Season Awards. Teams committing are V7 Paul Solomon, V29 Michael Tancredi, V4 Phil Lock, V83 Chris Solomon, SA5 Trigga Gates, V34 Brenten Farrer, VA55 Georgia McLeod, SA69 Cody Atkins, V16 James Wren, SA77 Dan Evans, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, NSW 46 Stacey Galliford, SA32 Ben Gartner.

Current Series Champ Chris Solomon is back in the FMG family owned V83 mount. Solomon competed under the Tony Bartlett banner last year and the pair were a very successful match. This season however Bartlett is taking on less rounds after spending the month of August competing in the States. Young Rookie Brayden Cooley will be driving for Bartlett when they are prepped but unfortunately will miss the first one or two shows. V7 Paul ‘Cyclone’ Solomon has teamed up with car owner Ken Hutchins. Hutchins is renowned for putting different drivers in the family owned race team.

Making his debut with the All Stars is Dave Murcott. Murcott is driving the V88 Victory Lane Racegear for Mat Eastham. The team have contracted to World Series this season but beforehand are slotting a 360 in for this show. Hard charging SA44 Daniel Evans likes the Mildura track as does V34 Brenten Farrer. SA33 Mark Caruso makes a return after running 410s, with both being past Series Champs their talent is an asset to the field. Another hard charger making a return after sitting out the majority of last season is veteran Tony Moule in the NT26. Moule’s experience always puts him at the ‘pointy end of the field’ and he will certainly be looking to lock in another A Mai n win. V4 Phil Lock, SA5 Trigga Gates, V11 Brad Foster, S96 Brenden Guerin, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA69 Cody Atkins, VA55 young Georgia McLeod- the list goes on, it really is an All Star-studded field of racers to kick of the season.

Make a weekend of it with the emotionally charged 2nd Col Beasley 410 Classic being held the night after turning this effectively into a 2-night show to kick off our season.

On track action starts from .00pm. November 5th Timmis Speedway, Mildura

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING

SHANE STEWART, DRIVER NO. 2 LARSON MARKS RACING SPRINT CAR

THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE (CONCORD, NC)

NOVEMBER 2-4, 2017

RACE 85-86 OF 2017 SEASON

LARSON MARKS RACING WRAPS UP SEASON THIS WEEKEND AT THE WORLD FINALS ALL DIRT ROADS LEAD TO CHARLOTTE: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will conclude its long and grueling 2017 season this weekend with three nights of action at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. The Textron Off Road World Finals kicks off this Thursday with all three premier dirt track organizations - the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Lake Model Series and Super DIRTCar Series Big Block Modifieds - going through time trials that will carry over to Friday and Saturday's shows.

THE DIRT TRACK HISTORY: In ten starts at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks team have earned two runner-up finishes, six top-10 results, three heat race wins, and two quick times. At last year's World Finals, the Bixby, Okla., native qualified second and won his heat race on Friday before finishing seventh in the main event. The following night, Stewart was quick time, won his heat race and finished seventh in the feature.

POINTS BATTLE: Going into the final weekend of the season, Stewart and Daryn Pittman have been jockeying for the fourth spot in the championship point standings for the several past weeks. After strong runs at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway, Stewart cut Pittman's lead in half and currently trails the Kasey Kahne Racing driver by just 18 markers.

STEWART ON THE SEASON: "Despite our team going through several changes throughout the season, we've still been able to run strong," said Stewart. "We've earned nine wins, our first coming at Williams Grove Speedway [in Mechanicsburg, Penn.] - a track I have always struggled at. Back-to-back wins at West Liberty (Iowa) Speedway and Beaver Dam (Wisc.) Raceway, the first two races with crew chief Lee Stauffer. A big win during the Month of Money with the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway [in Oskaloosa, Iowa] and the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway [in Chico, Calif.] - a race I have always wanted to win. I can't thank my guys enough for all they do throughout the season. I know it's grueling and they always work so hard to provide fast racecars. I hope I can finish out the season strong for them this weekend."

STEWART SIGHTINGS: During the week, fans will have two opportunities to see Stewart off of the race track. He will be at the World Finals Kick Off Party Wednesday night at 26 Acres brewery located at 7285 W. Winds Boulevard NW, Concord, N.C. Stewart will be on stage with Lenny Batycki at 7:35pm local time. On Friday, Stewart will be on stage at The Dirt Track with MRN's Winged Nation at 2:10pm local time.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. After making an appearance at the ENEOS booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., on Wednesday, Larson be at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend to compete in the eighth NMECS race of the post season. Marks will be competing with The Trans Am Series at The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will head into the offseason to prepare for 2018.

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

STATS: RACES: 84 FAST TIME: 12 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 32 TOP-10 FINISHES: 58

 

 

Thomas Jr Rakes in Win at Casa Grande

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2017) – For the 19th time this season, and in the 5th different race car, Alabama native, Kevin Thomas Jr visited victory lane. This time it was aboard the Bill and Leland Michael No.77M at Central Arizona Speedway, during USAC South West sprint car competition.

“This season has been incredible so far, and it’s not over yet,” said Thomas. “I’m truly blessed to have such a great group of people who support me. This is my 4th year in a row with 10 or more wins, and that just seems crazy. I’m so thankful for all the people who believed in me.”

Thomas, who started fifth in the feature event, took the lead on lap 25. He was able to get by USAC Southwest series stand-out’s, RJ Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. in heavy lap traffic to take the checkered during the 30-lap A-main.

In addition to piloting his own KT Motorsports No.9k entry at USAC’s 50th Annual Western World event, Thomas will also be aboard the Michael’s No.77M machine for the 360 portion. The two-night event begins Friday, November 3rd at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Arizona.

“I have to thank Bill and Leland Michael for asking me to drive this car,” commented Thomas. “It was incredibly fast, and I’m looking forward to running it again at Western World next weekend. Hopefully we can double up on some wins.”

Thomas is slated to compete in the final five USAC National Sprint Car events at Arizona Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway. He is currently third in national points; 115 points behind of leader Justin Grant.

Kevin Thomas Jr. would like to thank the following sponsors; Abreu Vineyards, KT Construction Services, Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage, DRC Chassis, Speedway Engines, CSI Shocks, Bell Helmets, Indy Metal Finishings, Mobil1, BOSCH, Hinchman Racing Uniforms, Gridsport, High Side Design, and MPI.

Contact: Whitney Thomas Owner Dub Publications & Media (901) 237-5652 Whitney@DubPubMedia.com www.dubpubmedia.com

 

 

Macedo Scores Midget Win at Ventura

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2017) – In his first midget start this season, Carson Macedo scored his first midget victory of the 2017 season. Piloting the Josh Ford Motorsports No.73x entry, Macedo took the lead early, fell back to third mid-race, and regained the lead once again, claiming his 12th victory of the year.

“It’s pretty cool to jump in a midget for the first time this year and immediately get a win,” explained Macedo. “I got the lead pretty quick, but about halfway through the race I jumped the cushion getting into turn one and fell back to third. I calmed down, and started hitting the bottom really well. We had some good late race restarts, and I was able to get the lead back.”

The 2016 USAC National Series Midget Rookie of the Year, timed the JFM entry in the third position. Macedo won the heat race from the 4th starting position, after a last lap pass to get by Frankie Guerrrini. With an invert of zero, Macedo would start second row inside. He then fended off David Prickett and Ronnie Gardner to take the win.

“I enjoy running for the Ford’s and Jimmy May,” state Macedo. “Jimmy always gives me a good car. I guess this was a good test for Turkey Night at the end of November. I’m thankful JFM is giving me the opportunity. There’s a $50,000 bonus on the line for winning both divisions, so that definitely makes it more interesting.”

Macedo and Josh Ford Motorsports plan to team up once again this year during the USAC National Turkey Night Grand Prix, where he will be piloting the JFM No.73x in both the midget and non-wing sprint car portions of the event.

Carson Macedo would like to thank the following personal sponsors: Shifty Illusions, Vaportail Clothing, Fiberworks Composites, Port of Subs Sandwiches, and Tarlton and Son Incorporated.

Contact: Whitney Thomas Owner Dub Publications & Media (901) 237-5652 Whitney@DubPubMedia.com www.dubpubmedia.com

 

 

Bernal Reflects on Marquee Win at Trophy Cup

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2017) – Now that the dust has settled, and he’s had a chance to catch his breath, Hollister, California’s, Ryan Bernal, claims the victory at Trophy Cup to be “the biggest win” of his career to date.

“Winning a wing race at Tulare has always been a goal for me, but winning the Trophy Cup main event was something I didn’t think would come as soon as it did,” expressed Bernal. “Thank you, Ryan, Kerry, and Mike for their hard work all week. They made my job easy.”

The event that has raised over $1.5 million, benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, draws drivers and teams from all over the country. The Mike Phulps Motorsports No.56 entry kicked off the event with a disappointing showing, missing Thursday night’s A-main. With the unique format put in place, Bernal and team we able to make a huge comeback on Friday night, charging form 24th to 9th, and scoring enough points to be locked into a qualifying heat race on Saturday.

A 4th to 2nd finish, and a 12-car points inversion, put the Phulps Motorsports entry starting 3rd in Saturday’s 50-lap main event at the famed Tulare Thunderbowl. Bernal exchanged the lead several times with fellow Californian, Bud Kaeding, before sealing the deal, and taking home the 24th Annual Trophy Cup Feature Winner honors.

The Southwest Contractor’s 24th Annual Trophy Cup raised $150,000 to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tickets for the 25th showing of the event are already on sale at trophycup.org.

Ryan Bernal would like to thank the following sponsors: 4 Alarm Promotions, Smith Precision, DMI, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Breaks, STIDA.com, Keizer Wheels, and Bell Helmets

Phulps Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors: Metal Works, Nor Cal Powder Coating, Skyline Steel Erectors, Keizer Wheels, DMI, CSI Shocks, CAM2 Motor Oil, King Racing Products, Tel Tach, Joe Hunt Magneto, Hoosier Racing Tires, ART Ent, Outlaw Graphics, and All American Powder Coating.

Contact: Whitney Thomas Owner Dub Publications & Media (901) 237-5652 Whitney@DubPubMedia.com www.dubpubmedia.com

 

 

Rudeen Racing to Run Two-Car Team in 2018;
Saldana and Malsam Named Drivers

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2017) – The Washington state based, Rudeen Racing has expanded to a two-car team for the upcoming 2018 season. Veteran driver, Joey Saldana, will pilot the No.26 Rudeen Racing machine, alongside Tayler Malsam, in the Rudeen Racing No.26R entry.

“I’m very excited to have Joey on board with Rudeen Racing for the upcoming season,” explained Kevin Rudeen, owner. “A driver as talented as him can elevate our team on and off the track. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Joey and Tayler can do out on the road next year.”

Saldana and team are scheduled to compete in roughly 60 events over the course of the year, starting with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series during their West Coast swing. Saldana is slated to compete primarily with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series, in conjunction with several Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events, as well as other venues throughout the season. Rob Hart, who has previously worked with Rudeen Racing, will kick off the season as the highly experienced crew chief for the No.26 car.

“I’m looking forward to running for Kevin Rudeen and the Rudeen Racing No.26 next season,” commented Joey Saldana. “I’ve known Kevin for over 12 years now. We talked about racing together back in 2005, and it just wasn’t meant to be at the time. He and I stayed in touch over the years, and I eventually got to drive for him during the Winter Heat Series in 2015. This is great opportunity to run the schedule we want to as a team, and get some solid wins along the way.”

Malsam is also slated to fulfill a 60-plus race schedule for the 2018 season. The former NASCAR driver, has been with Rudeen Racing since 2005, piloting the No.26 throughout the years, whenever time away from his pavement career allowed. Malsam will be aboard the Rudeen Racing No.26R car, which will pay tribute to the late son of owner Kevin Rudeen. The Rayce Rudeen Foundation will be a large part of the No.26R team over the course of the season. Malsam plans to run a more fluid schedule, but will compete in the Midwest and on the West Coast. The crew chief for the No.26R team will be named at a later date.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back on the road next year,” explained Malsam. “The goal is to compete for wins every time we show up, and continue to gain as much experience as possible, night in, and night out. It will be great to have a vet like Joey to bounce stuff off of throughout the season.”

Follow along with Rudeen Racing (@RudeenRacing) on social media for schedule updates, results, highlights, news and more. Also, be on the lookout for a new and improved RudeenRacing.com in the coming weeks.

Rudeen Racing would like to thank the following: Hager Realty, Kaeding Performance, Moto Transportation, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, XYZ Machining, BMRS Hose and Fittings, Fire-Down Graphics, Smith Titanium, Speedmart, Factory Kahne Shocks, Rod End Supply, Wilwood Brakes, JOES Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Vortex Wings, ODS Carbon, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Shell Shock Paint, and Aero Construction.

 

 

Swindell Wrapping Up Season This Weekend at World Finals With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2017) - Sammy Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains have made big gains on their 410ci winged sprint car program this season.

Despite only competing in a handful of 410 events, the team has closed the gap on the competition after not making a 410 start until July.

"We went from being a good eight tenths (of a second) off to down to about a quarter of a second off the last race," Swindell said. "In our heat we were even closer than that before we had the driveline failure. I think we've come a long way."

That's a good sign as Swindell and Rains are slated to wrap up the 2017 season this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"We're making some changes on the motor and we definitely made a big improvement on it the last time we ran it," Swindell said. "Hopefully we take another step forward. If everything is a positive I'm looking to have a good run over there."

Swindell won the World Finals finale in 2012 and he's posted podium finishes during the marquee event in 2011 and 2010.

"It's a place where you have to carry a lot of momentum and be on a fine line," he said. "You have to be real smooth because the track is almost a circle. If you can get your car to roll around there where you don't have to do much with the throttle or steering input you can make up some time there."

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 8 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rossie Feed & Grain

"Jon Black, who owns Rossie Feed & Grain, is a race fan we got to know and who has turned into a friend," Swindell said. "Rossie Feed & Grain has been with me since I went to the Big Game car and has been a part of our Chili Bowl team. We are very appreciative of Jon's support."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CP Pistons, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Eye Success at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 30, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen has had a season to remember.

Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team have captured eight victories, including five with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. That is tied for the fourth-most wins with the World of Outlaws entering the final event of the season - the Textron Off Road World Finals this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"You're looking forward to Charlotte because it's a marquee event, but disappointed it's the last race of the season," Madsen said. "It's bittersweet I guess you can say."

Madsen enters the event with nine straight top-10 finishes in World of Outlaws competition. He has 25 top 10s, which ranks 10th in the series, in 30 starts with the Outlaws this season. Additionally, Madsen's 16 top fives ranks seventh best.

"When you have a bigger schedule you're looking forward to the season being over (at this point of the year), but if this was the middle of the season I'd be happy," he said.

Madsen has seven career top 10s at the track, including a career-best fifth-place result during the World Finals in 2014.

"It's a long weekend," he said. "You'll get a bit of everything because of all the divisions and all the cars. You have to be on point and pay attention to track conditions and what's happening. It's a lot more than a usual sprint car race."

The event begins on Thursday, when qualifying is held for both the Friday and Saturday programs.

"The Thursday format is pretty intense," Madsen said. "You have to have a good Thursday to set up the rest of the weekend. If your car is fast it's not bad. If you're not 100 percent on speed it's a struggle. A little off in Charlotte and you're a long way off. I have 100 percent confidence the car will be on point. I feel confident going into this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 8 wins, 32 top fives, 49 top 10s, 52 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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Sides Enters World Finals in Tight Battle for Top 10 in World of Outlaws Standings

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2017) - Jason Sides is in a tight points battle entering the final World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of the season.

Sides is only four points out of 10th place in the championship standings entering the Textron Off Road World Finals, which is this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. He's placed in the top 10 of the standings in six of the last eight seasons.

"You go in there knowing it's the last race and you need to do well," he said. "I have to run really good, but at least be in front of Brent (Marks) both nights."

The event features a unique format as Thursday is qualifying night, when time trials are run for the shows on Friday and Saturday.

"Qualifying is more important than anything because you have so many cars," he said. "When you qualify it's for each night, which is two different nights. You'll qualify on a night when the track is hard, dry and slick. With us qualifying early in the night the first session is usually ok. By the second time we go out the track is hard and slick. You really need to be on your game to get the best qualifying effort you can.

"They've done a good job of keeping the track together all weekend. Usually they have a good top and a bottom and it's pretty racey. We've run decent there before. We were leading once and got jacked up by a lapped car and Paul McMahan got by. Hopefully we can put together a good weekend with solid results that will move us back into the top 10 of the standings."

Sides earned a career-best runner-up result during the event in 2013. He's also placed second at the track in 2009 and he has five top fives and 15 top 10s there dating back to 2007.

SEASON STATS -

83 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 24 top 10s, 49 top 15s, 68 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a couple of years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy and has helped me when I've needed it the most."

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

 

 

Starks Looking for Redemption at World Finals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Oct. 30, 2017) - Trey Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team will tackle the Textron Off Road World Finals this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"It's a special event to me and a special track to go to," Starks said. "That's where Jeff McCall and I originated and started racing together at the end of 2015. We almost won a prelim night."

Starks won the dash and he led the first 12 laps of the 25-lap A Main during the 2015 preliminary night of the World Finals before a tie rod broke midway through the race.

"This is a race I feel got away from me," he said. "I've got a chip on my shoulder when I go to Charlotte."

His best World of Outlaws result at the track was a 13th-place finish in the spring of 2016 and he placed 17th at the oval earlier this year.

Starks captured a 360ci winged sprint car triumph at the track in October 2016 when he set quick time, won a heat race, claimed the scramble and dominated the A Main during the USCS Series portion of the World Short Track Championships.

"We won a 360 race there last year, which was awesome," he said. "It'd be really cool to win a 410 race. The World Finals is a huge race and to win on that stage would be great for our team."

The team's best result with the World of Outlaws this season is a 13 th-place finish, which has happened three times.

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman 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 - Champion Brands

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

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

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

 

 

Mingus Teams Up With The Mason Jar in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (Oct. 30, 2017) - Kevin Mingus recently added another marketing partner to his growing list as he builds his own 305ci winged sprint car team.

The Mason Jar, which is a bar and grill located in Sandusky, Ohio, has come on board with Mingus Motorsports in 2018.

"Jim and Chris Roberts are building a great bar and grill that has a fantastic family atmosphere," Mingus said. "The Mason Jar has good food and cold beer. You can watch sports and they have entertainment every now and then. The Mason Jar is an excellent fit in our family oriented race team. I also recommend going to The Mason Jar on Wednesdays for their burger night."

The Roberts owned a tavern in Sandusky, Ohio, called Bud's Place for nearly 10 years and they sponsored race teams that competed at nearby Sandusky Speedway - a half-mile asphalt track. This will be their first sponsorship of a dirt racing team.

"We're excited to help Kevin this year," Chris Roberts said. "When we sponsored the team at Sandusky it was a lot of fun, especially when they would bring the car out to the bar and the fans got to meet the team. Sponsoring a race team is a good way to spend your advertising money."

Mingus said his team plans to compete weekly at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, as well as with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series in 2018.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Mason Jar

The Mason Jar has been a long-standing country bar that is located in Sandusky, Ohio. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Mason-Jar-253499524770 .

"Check out the Mason Jar on Facebook for their specials and entertainment fun," Mingus said. "During the summer head out for burger nights on Wednesdays. We are out there a lot enjoying their outside patio."

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

 

 

Early Tangle Dashes Justyn Cox’s Hopes at Spooktacular

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night to take part in the Spooktacular and shake down his engine after a tough Trophy Cup, Justyn Cox would get collected in an early tangle that would bring his Saturday night to an early end.

“We had good speed, and we accomplished what we set out to do, so that was good,” Justyn Cox said. “Unfortunately early in the race I got stuck with no where to go and it brought our night to an early end.”

22 cars would check into Marysville Raceway on Saturday night for the track’s final event of the year, and Cox would open his night up by timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31C in 10th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Clarksburg, CA driver would take advantage of the prime starting position and fend off Andy Forsberg to score the important win. By way of his win, Cox would move into the redraw where the six pill put him in the third row for the feature event.

On a racy Marysville Raceway surface, Cox would work his way up into the fourth position when he began battling with Michael Kofoid for the third spot. In a few short laps the leaders were in lapped traffic and things would start to get dodgy.

On the sixth lap a slower car would make contact with Kofoid who would get up into Cox and would cause the 31c to spin and nearly get up and over. Under caution, Cox would opt to pull in the pit area where he would go back to his trailer and bring his night to an end.

“It was good to be up and battling in the lead pack, but our great luck continued,” Cox said. “A positive was we didn’t have any mechanical issues so we should be all good to go for Stockton in a couple weeks.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-48, Wins-6, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP: Cox will be off this weekend before returning to action on November 11th in Stockton, CA.

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Blurton Records URSS National Championship During Banner Season

Inside Line Promotions - QUINTER, Kan. (Oct. 30, 2017) - The 2017 racing season was one of the best Zach Blurton has ever produced.

Blurton recently wrapped up the United Rebel Sprint Series national championship and the Kansas State International Motor Contest Association title. He also finished ninth in the IMCA national standings.

"It was definitely the best year yet as far as points," he said. "We got three wins this year and two of them were at tracks we've never won at."

Blurton, who finished in the top five in 15 of the 35 races he competed in, scored wins at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., in April; at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., in July; and at Rooks County Speedway in Stockton, Kan., in August.

"The biggest win was at Columbus because of the stout competition that was there," Blurton said. "The coolest win was at Dodge City. It was Fan Appreciation Night and they had over 5,600 fans come through the gates."

Blurton is already working on equipment for next season. He said the team is putting together a completely new car.

"We will probably do the same thing as we did this year," he said. "There are some things that might open up for us such as WaKeeney Speedway (in WaKeeney, Kan.) possibly re-opening and that would help us with IMCA points. I don't have enough races around me to challenge for the IMCA national championship. I really want to step up our game at Eagle (Raceway in Eagle, Neb.). That is the toughest 305 racing in the region.

"With the new car I doubt we race in March like we did this year. I want to search around and find some practice dates to figure the car out. The good news is we can put this old car in the trailer for a backup. We will work hard on our motor program, too. We have a great engine guy who really takes good care of us. I'd still like to find a 360ci motor or a ride to go to Wichita early in the year."

The offseason will be filled with talking to potential sponsors and stock-piling spares for 2018 as Blurton prepares to chase more wins and championships.

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 3 wins, 15 top fives, 26 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ally Blurton

"My wife puts up with a lot throughout the year," Zach Blurton said. "She doesn't complain and she loves going to the races. She's my biggest supporter and my biggest critiquer. I couldn't do this without her support."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Wheat State Roofing, King Racing Products, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Double D Family Mat Shop, Younker Brother Farms, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Park Liquor, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

MyRacePass Establishes Driver Website for Tyler Courtney

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 30, 2017) - MyRacePass has created a new driver website for versatile racer Tyler Courtney.

The website - http://www.TylerCourtney.com - has pages showcasing his schedule and results, news, biography, photos, videos, sponsors, merchandise and more.

Courtney is a midget, non-wing sprint car and winged sprint car competitor who hails from Indianapolis. He produced a career-best season in 2017 when he captured 13 victories with four different series. Several highlights this season include winning a Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary night, claiming the Kokomo Speedway Sprint Car Smackdown and garnering the Silver Crown portion of the 4 Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway.

Courtney plans on contending for the USAC National sprint car and midget championships in 2018. He will also compete in all of the USAC Silver Crown races on dirt and will fill in his schedule with winged sprint car events.

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For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com. For instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass .

 

 

Smiley’s Racing Products Joins NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Sponsors; Series Points Fund Established

Mesquite, TX (10/30/17) by DarinShort.com. Two weeks back, the 2018 NCRA 360 C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series presented by Blaine’s Motor Supply first-look schedule was released. A lot of great things have transpired since – including Smiley’s Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest joining the Series sponsor roster, and a $1,200 to win no-membership-required guaranteed Series points fund has been established.

70 different racers competed with the SCB series in 2017. As announced in the previous press release, the vast majority of the top 20 SCB points drivers plan to return in 2018.

Here is the current list of drivers that have indicated they plan to run most, or all, of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series events:

Gary Floyd, Dalton Stevens, Michelle Melton, Justin Melton, Michael Day, Chance McCrary, Junior Jenkins, Claud Estes III, Colby Estes, DJ Estes, Cody Stacy, Tucker Doughty, Austin Mundie, Michael Lang, Brandie Jass, Dale Wester, Steve McMackin, Zane Lawrence, Brad Welborn, Johnny Miller, Dustin Gates and Pete Butler.

New drivers that have indicated they are planning to run the Sprint Car Bandits series in 2018: John Ricketts, Dalton Steed, Royce Steed, Daniel Estes, Justin Zimmerman, Michael Kostic; and car owner Montana Hayashi plans to host various drivers in his car.

If you are a team or driver that plans to compete in the 2018 SCB series, please contact us (below) to get your name added to the list. Click www.sprintcarbandits.com/results.html to see the complete 70-car 2017 SCB competitor list and final points standings.

One of the primary goals of the Sprint Car Bandits series is to help make sprint car racing less costly for race teams, race tracks and fans – without diminishing the quality of the racing.

The Series achieves this with one primary and revolutionary action: the sponsor money we obtain for the series gets redirected back to each nightly event purses and brought to the race track; which decreases the total cost to the race track – yet keeps racer purses at a very solid level. There was no event on the 2017 SCB schedule that paid less than $2,000 to win and $300 to start.

And by reducing the track’s cost to book SCB events, it also allows them in many cases to reduce fan ticket prices – which allows more families to take in the great racing action.

With the help of Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest and company owner Tom Lorenz, the SCB will have guaranteed points fund in 2018 for top performing drivers that support the Series.

The 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series points fund is a no fuss, no muss arrangement, with no hoops and hurdles for teams to become eligible.

There are no license or association fees involved. There is no minimum attendance requirement. Drivers simply show up and compete in SCB events, earn points, and the top points getters at the end of the season will receive the following cash awards:

1st - $1,200
2nd - $1,000
3rd - $800
4th - $600
5th - $500
6th - $400
7th - $300
8th - $200

We could not have accomplished what we have as a series in such a short period of time without the help of our highly supportive sponsors.

Thank you once again to our 2017 SCB sponsors, including: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply, Spellbound Boutiques of Rockwall and DarinShort.com.

Again, we welcome Smiley’s Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest to the Sprint Car Bandits series sponsor roster in 2018.

Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest has been in the racing business since 1968 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. All employees at Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest are directly involved with race teams either as owners, drivers, pit crew members; etc... What this means to customers, is racing advice that has been tested on the track first, then they pass those findings on to you.

From race parts to tires, Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest are ready to help racers get to the checkered flag first. At www.SmileysRacing.com, click on "Request a Catalog" and they will send you a catalog free of charge.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series in 2018, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to helping bring back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

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

For the third season in a row, there are no new significant rules changes to the Series; as we feel we have developed a formula that works great for everyone, from fans, to teams, the race tracks and sponsors.

25+year veteran sprint car driver, Claud Estes III comments: "The Sprint Car Bandits rules have kept the competitiveness level much more in check between sprint teams of nearly all budgets. Plus, it has made 360C.I. racing much more affordable, and that's why our family supports the series. I think it's been fantastic, and we get to compete for excellent purses at every event. Guys feel like they have a fighting chance at a good performance from track to track because they're not being out-budgeted thanks to the Sprint Car Bandits series rear tire rules and wing angle rules. We saved a lot of money just in tires competing with the Series the past two season."

Estes continues: "As a matter of fact we recently picked up two more 360C.I. engines, as even my brother Daniel plans to resume racing sprint cars because of what he's seen in the Series. So, there will be nights when there will be four Estes cars in the pits at Sprint Car Bandits events in 2018."

Sprint car teams in the area are quickly figuring out that between the Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) restricted wing angle rule and rear tire rules that they are more in control of 'driving' their cars - while saving a lot of money on tire expense.

2016 SCB runner-up in series points, Junior Jenkins comments: "We are a budget conscious team, and since we started racing with the Sprint Car Bandits two years ago, we have noticed a sizable difference in our net nightly cost vs. earnings, and it has helped keep us on the track. Plus, I feel it has substantially closed the gap in the competition, giving more drivers a fighting chance."

2018 NCRA 360 C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Schedule, as of 10/30/17:

March 2 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX
March 3 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX
March 23 - Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
March 24 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
April 14 - 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR
April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
April 28 - Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK
May 5 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX
May 26-27 South Texas Speedway, Corpus Christi, TX
June 8 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX
June 9 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX
June 22 - Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
June 23 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
June 30 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
July 14 - 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR
July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX
August 10 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX
August 11 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX
August 24 - Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
August 25 - Gator Motorplex, Willis, TX
September 8 - TBA
September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX
September 29 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. More race dates are being negotiated at the time of writing, as area speedways are still formulating their 2018 racing schedules. New dates will be published when they become available.

Tracks wishing to book a 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series event, or businesses looking to get involved as marketing partners, are urged to contact Steve Lang ASAP, at SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. Remaining available event dates are quickly running out of supply.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com or @SprintCarBandits on Facebook to catch up on the latest Series news and happenings. Until then, have a safe and enjoyable upcoming Holiday season and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018!

 

 

Zearfoss to conclude season with Textron Off Road World Finals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (October 30, 2017) - Brock Zearfoss’ career year will come to a close in less than a week. In repeat fashion, the “Jonestown Jet” will close down his year by taking on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte near Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Textron Off Road World Finals will headline competition at the state-of-the-art facility and will feature back-to-back World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series programs on Friday and Saturday, November 3-4. The weekend will ignite officially with two rounds of qualifying on Thursday, November 2.

Brock Zearfoss entered the 2016 World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte but missed main event competition, ending his weekend with an appearance in Saturday night’s Last Chance Showdown.

“We have some additional momentum on our side this year, so I’m confident our World Finals trip will be a little more successful,” Zearfoss said, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 3Z. “I think Charlotte is the place we need to be. All eyes will be on the World Finals this weekend. Our team deserves the exposure that event brings.”

Zearfoss will enter the weekend with a recent top-five performance to his credit, rallying from ninth to finish fourth during Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown on Saturday, October 28; Pennsylvania’s final sprint car event of the 2017 season. For Zearfoss, the top-five finish was his sixth consecutive at the York Haven facility, finishing no worse than fifth and as high as third. With seven victories accounted for, a single season-high for the “Jonestown Jet,” Zearfoss will enter the Pennsylvania off-season fifth in the final Central PA Sprint Series presented by Hoseheads.com point standings, just three markers behind 12-time winner, Lance Dewease.

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.

Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise, as well as LA Competition merchandise, is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished second during the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Earned seventh win of the season during Port Royal Speedway’s finale, Open Wheel Madness. Rallied from ninth to finish fourth during Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown. Ended year fifth in the final Central PA Sprint Series point standings.

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

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

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

 

 

Haas ends season with top-ten during Susquehanna’s Final Showdown

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA (October 30, 2017) - Cory Haas and the Trone Outdoor Motorsports team capped off their productive 2017 campaign back inside the top-ten, this time during Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown on Saturday, October 28. Haas finished eighth during his final start of the season, a result high enough to keep the York native inside the top-ten of the final Central PA Sprint Series presented by Hoseheads.com standings.

Despite ending the year without a trip to victory lane, Haas proved his competitiveness in 2017 by scoring a combined 20 top-ten finishes between the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, two of which resulting in top-five performances against the invading World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; fifth and third, respectively.

“I’d say we had a pretty consistent season,” Haas explained, pilot of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Eagle Evergreens/No. 39. “We were close to getting a win on a few different occasions, just short of where we needed to be. Regardless, I’m proud of the entire team. We showed a lot of speed this season at a few different tracks. We have a lot to build on, so hopefully we can put the next few months to good use and get a jump start on 2018.”

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

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

 

 

Dietrich will join the Greatest Show On Dirt at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (October 30, 2017) - With his 2017 Central Pennsylvania campaign officially in the books, ending the year as Pennsylvania’s finest by claiming the Central PA Sprint Series presented by Hoseheads.com point championship, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will now switch focus, as well as race teams, and prep for his final appearance of the 2017 season, period.

Dietrich, who will pilot Tom Buch’s familiar No. 13 during his trip south of the Mason-Dixon line, will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday through Saturday, November 2-4. The Textron Off Road World Finals will highlight action at the Charlotte-area facility, complete with a full night of qualifying time trials, following by back-to-back nights of action.

“We are all excited to get back to Charlotte. I think we are more than capable of putting together two solid nights down there. The speed and the ability to win is there. We just need to lay down four good laps on Thursday and get ourselves in position early during the heat races. That sets the entire tone for the whole weekend,” Danny Dietrich explained. “I can’t thank Tom Buch enough for this opportunity. We got him an All Star win earlier this year. I think we can get it done again this weekend.”

“Double-D” will enter the weekend with 13 victories on the season, 12 within the confines of Central Pennsylvania. Dietrich’s Central PA Sprint Series presented by Hosheads.com championship will pay $6,000; a first-ever feat for the Gettysburg native.

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/

Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15. Earned Weldon Sterner Memorial victory at Lincoln Speedway on April 29 worth $6,900. Finished third during Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway with World of Outlaws on May 17. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity event. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 29. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary on Saturday, May 27. Finished second on back-to-back nights at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Scored fifth win of the season on June 10 during Fallen Firefighters Night at Lincoln Speedway. Scored sixth win of the season on June 24 at Lincoln Speedway. Finished second against Arctic Cat All Stars at Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park on Wednesday, June 21. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Dietrich earned a victory at Lincoln Speedway, as well as seven other top-ten finishes including a runner-up performance at Selinsgrove Speedway. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Charged from 16th to ninth during WoO sanctioned Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway. Scored pair of top-five finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Outlaw Speedway (fourth) and Lebanon Valley Speedway (first). Finished eighth during Capitani Classic at Knoxville (IA) Raceway. Scored top-ten during Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event (eighth), as well as Knoxville Nationals finale B-main (ninth). Earned ninth victory of the 2017 season on August 18 at Williams Grove Speedway against the Arctic Cat All Stars. Earned 10th victory of the season at Lincoln Speedway on August 26, followed by a runner-up finish at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Earned second consecutive Labor Day Classic victory on Monday, September 4. Earned pair of top-ten finishes (sixth, seventh) during Van May Tribute and Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Earned a pair of sixth place finishes during Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and Tuscarora 50. Rallied from 12th to finish seventh during Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Saturday, September 16. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes from September 21 to September 23; a victory at Susquehanna Speedway, tenth place finish at Williams Grove Speedway, and runner-up finish during Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic. Earned victory during “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway’s season finale on Saturday, October 7. Finished seventh during World of Outlaws appearance at Port Royal Speedway on October 14. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s 2017 finale, Open Wheel Madness, on October 21.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway x7 including Icebreaker 30, Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900, Fallen Firefighters Night worth $5,000, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity Race worth $4,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Lebanon Valley Speedway worth $7,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Williams Grove Speedway; Labor Day Classic victory worth $4,000 on September 4; Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21; “Run What You Brung” at Williams Grove Speedway)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

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

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Charlotte ahead for Ryan Smith

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (October 30, 2017) - In hopes of ending his 2017 campaign on an even higher note, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith will conclude his season officially with a journey to the Tar Heel State, set to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the annual Textron Off Road World Finals.

The three-day program, complete with two rounds of qualifying time trials followed by back-to-back nights of competition, will launch on Thursday evening, November 2. The World of Outlaws finale will feature the best in the business with nearly 50 drivers making the call in 2016. Smith made the trip to Charlotte in 2016, but did not qualify for main event action.

“The World Finals is a huge deal. I’m privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of it again. Last year we ended our trip a little short. I think we’ll outdo that performance this year, ” Ryan Smith said, who will pilot the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Rick’s Auto Body/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Specialty Rigging/No. 59 during his visit to North Carolina. “I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish in 2017. We have quite the combination put together and it works. We proved our potential a few weeks back at Mansfield, so I think we are more than capable of putting on a show at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.”

The three-time Arctic Cat All Star winner in 2017, ending his campaign second in the championship standings, will enter the Textron Off Road World Finals with an impressive string of recent success that includes two victories in one night. The “Kunkletown Kid” swept the Double Down at Mansfield Motor Speedway program featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in early October, earning a grand total of $10,000 in less than four hours.

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Earned pair of All Star top five finishes at Outlaw Speedway (first) and Orange County Fair Speedway (ninth) on July 28-29. Finished 11th during inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. Finished second during All Star action at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Ohio on September 2-3; eighth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up event at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a seventh place finish during Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. Earned two top-ten finishes during Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway; 10th on Friday and second during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 finale. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on September 16-17 including an eighth place finish during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway/ninth place finish at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Finished ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Swept Double Down at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on Friday, October 13; won both features. Finished seventh during #LastCallForMethanol at Eldora Speedway.

2017 All Star Wins: 3 (1 at Outlaw [NY] Speedway; 2 at Mansfield [OH] Motor Speedway) 2017 Stats: Earned 29 top-ten finishes in 46 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year second in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos

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

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Marks will end rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (October 30, 2017) - A campaign that started in mid-February, Brent Marks will conclude his rookie season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with a three-day visit to The Dirt Track at Charlotte near Charlotte, North Carolina. An event that has grown into a short track blockbuster, the Textron Off Road World Finals will headline action at The Dirt Track, complete with two rounds of qualifying time trials, followed by back-to-back nights of World of Outlaws competition on Thursday through Saturday, November 2-4.

Although no stranger to the state-of-the-art complex, this will be Marks’ first World Finals as a full-time World of Outlaws competitor.

“It’s crazy to think we are already preparing for the World Finals,” Brent Marks said, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19. “What a year. I can’t even begin to explain how it feels to complete a full season with the World of Outlaws. This is something I’ve been working toward since I first started racing and now we are here. To accomplish that goal says a lot about my team’s potential. We certainly aren’t done yet. We still have a lot of work to do.”

Brent Marks will enter World Finals competition tenth in the current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings, as well as second in the Rookie of the Year chase. To date, Marks has earned 22 top-ten finishes, one of which inside the top-five.

“We learned a lot this year,” Marks continued. “I’ll carry the experiences and the knowledge I gathered for the rest of my career.”

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

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

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

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com. Apparel is also available on the road and can be found in the David Gravel/Muddy merchandise trailer.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16. Drove from 15th to eighth at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23; KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished 10th at Dakota State Fair (SD) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. Finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11. Earned pair of KSE Hard Charger awards at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend (July 13,14). Finished 23rd during $50,000-to-win Kings Royal A-Main on July 15. Finished fourth after starting 15th at Hartford (MI) Speedway on Friday, July 28. Finished tenth at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Qualified for the 2017 Knoxville Nationals B-main. Scored 15th top-ten finish of the season Sunday, August 20, at the Nodak (ND) Speedway. KSE Hard Charger at the Black Hills Speedway (SD) on August 25. Moved forward from 23rd to finish eighth at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15. Charged from 22nd to finish eighth at Eldora Speedway during Four Crown Nationals weekend (September 22). Finished sixth at Fulton (NY) Speedway on Saturday, October 7; Marks’ 20th top-ten finish of the season. Captured 21st top-ten finish (8th place) at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, New York, on Monday, October 16. Earned top-ten finish (eighth) at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma, on October 21.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway, non-sanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 22 WoO Top-5s: 1

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels – VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA.

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

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Sage Fruit Partners with TSR Beginning in 2018

Pacific Northwest Tree Fruit Company Aligns with TSR’s Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2017) – The Sage Fruit Company, a Pacific Northwest sales and marketing organization, in the tree fruit industry, announced today an agreement with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) beginning with the 2018 season.

The partnership includes an associate sponsorship on the TSR No. 15 driven by Donny Schatz and the TSR No. 14 driven by Tony Stewart. Schatz will embark on his 22nd season competing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2018 while Stewart is planning to compete in Sprint car races all across the United States.

“The Sage Fruit Company is very excited to be joining Tony Stewart Racing,” said Chuck Sinks, President, Sales and Marketing, Sage Fruit Company. “We are all big fans of auto racing, but Sprint cars have been our passion. We have been in the sport for the last 14 years, and to be able to partner with such a strong professional winning organization like TSR is only adding to our passion. We have admired Tony his entire racing career, whether it has been in the IRL, USAC, NASCAR or Sprint cars. Now, to be able to team with him and Donny Schatz is something that we look forward to. Donny is an outstanding driver and he obviously has a great crew behind him to be able to win nine championships. 2018 will be a great year.”

The announcement comes in advance of the Outlaws’ 2017 season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Schatz will be looking to capture a series-best 20th WoO A-Feature victory in the Textron World Finals and wrap up his ninth WoO championship and eighth WoO title for TSR. The championship would be the team’s 22nd short-track-racing title overall.

“Having been involved in racing for most of my life, I have learned that the importance of relationships in this sport goes unmatched,” Stewart said. “Through their interest in and dedication to supporting Winged Sprint car racing, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Chuck and his team at Sage Fruit. I’m very proud to welcome them to Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and to have them as part of our team. It’s exciting to have an opportunity to build on our friendship through our racing program and for Donny Schatz and I to carry their brand on our cars next season. We’re looking forward to working with Chuck and his entire Sage Fruit team.”

The partnership continues Sage Fruits’ involvement in short-track racing and commitment to Winged Sprint car racing. TSR has fielded a WoO team for 16 seasons and will look to continue leading the way in short-track racing both on the track and off in 2018. Both race schedules for 2018 and car schemes for the TSR Nos. 14 and 15 racecars will be released at a later date.

More information about Sage Fruit Company is available on their website at www.sagefruit.com and TSR can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com. Be sure to follow both Sage and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian on their social media outlets.

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

About Sage Fruit Company®

Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Sage Fruit Company is a sales and marketing organization specializing in tree fruit. The growers of Sage Fruit Company have been serving customers with apples, pears, cherries and apricots for multiple generations. The company takes great pride in its commitment to quality, innovation, and service. Sage Fruit growers farm several thousand acres of conventional and organic orchards throughout the state of Washington, as well as parts of Oregon. By using the most efficient growing methods available, it delivers high-quality product to consumers year-round.

For more information visit: www.sagefruit.com/. Follow Sage Fruit on Facebook and Twitter at @SageFruit.

About Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) is the title-winning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. The organization has captured 21 short-track racing titles (14 in the United States Auto Club and seven World of Outlaws) since its inception in 2001. In 2017, TSR fielded Sprint car teams for eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and also Stewart. Based in Brownsburg, Indiana, TSR operates out of a 25,000-square-foot facility. For more information please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Instagram at @TonyStewart_rcg and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_rcg.

 

 

(RPM@RENO AGENDA SET, 22 SESSIONS, 12 BREAKOUT SESSIONS)

(MERRILL, WI, OCTOBER 30, 2017) Twenty-two sessions, including 12 break out sessions, comprise the recently announced confirmed agenda for the RPM@Reno Promoters Workshop, November 30 and December 1. The Workshop, produced by Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, will mark the gatherings’ 45th year upon the return to the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Reno. The Workshop kicks off with the RPM@Reno Reunion social hour the evening of Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Featured presenters include: 41st Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Dan Robinson, marketing consultant and promoter Mike Lysakowski, Chris Blair, GM at Gateway (IL) Motorsports Park, 39th Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Joe Doellefeld, and legal experts Cary Agajanian and Paul Tretreault. Robinson will share what he has learned as he evolved Lucas Oil Speedway from a typical weekly dirt track to a multi-venue, multi-purpose facility. Lysakowski will revisit his popular “Marketing to the Thin Slice,” with a new deeper examination of where short track advertising and communications goes wrong. Blair will show promoters how they he applied the big event marketing blueprint used for the Bommarito 500 for Indycars at Gateway, and new trends in advertising/promotion to their events increasing attendance and sponsorship. And, Doellefeld will reflect on the evolution of the short track business with an informal “The more things change, the more they stay the same” theme. Agajanian and Tetreault will report in the racing legal environment and anchor the Workshop’s annual risk management forum.

Breakout session discussions on Thursday will cover: dirt track preparation, sealed engine technology, mobile social media live streaming, race track human resources management, emergency incident management, and the mobilization of race track websites. Friday sessions include: roundtable discussions for promoters of dirt and paved tracks, ticketing and admissions, the streaming of digital video and timing and scoring, sponsorship, and a special roundtable for promotional newcomers.

The Workshop Series will continue when the Fifth Annual RPM@Indy Workshop convenes Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in the Media Center, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The one-day RPM@Indy features a half dozen sessions taken from the RPM@Reno agenda. It’s schedule will be confirmed and announced soon. Special RPM@Reno lodging rates remain available and promoters may take advantage of discounted credentials until November 17, 2017.

The RPM@Reno Workshop is the 119th produced by Racing Promotion Monthly since 1974. Racing Promotion Monthly, is published year-round and Workshops are produced annually courtesy of K&K Insurance Group and Hoosier Racing Tire.

The Workshops are produced with additional support from Chevrolet Performance, Moffett Productions, Simes Graphic Designs, Lucas Oil, Raceceiver, Firethorn Marketing, Sunoco Race Fuels, and IMCA. Promotional newcomers are invited to subscribe to Racing Promotion Monthly at no cost through the RPM website. More information is available by phone at 715.536.1067, or on the World Wide Web at www.racingpromotionmonthly.com.

 

 

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

The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Begins Winter Schedule

York Springs, Pa. – The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing begins its winter schedule commencing with the month of November. Beginning with the first weekend of November, the museum will not be open on Saturday and Sunday unless there is a special event. The museum will remain open on Fridays through the winter.

The first special winter event will be Sunday, November 5. The Stan Lobitz Movie Party and Eastern Museum of Motor Racing auction will occur on November 5. The Stan Lobitz Movie Party was a long-running racing history event that was held at Lobitz’s facility outside of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. This year, for the first time, the event will move to the museum.

The Lobitz party will start at 9 am and will proceed through the day. There will be an auction to raise money for the museum. Some of the auction items include a checkered flag signed by many of racing’s greats from the past, plus several rare road racing posters. Food will be available during the party.

The monthly racing roundtable will be on Sunday, November 19. The November discussion will be on local racing great Gary Wolford. Ken Leiphart and members of Wolford’s pit crew will lead the discussion.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues to attract visitors from across the globe. During the history of EMMR, visitors from all 50 states toured the facility. Recently a young man from Bosnia visited the museum and he represented the 38th country to tour EMMR.

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

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

 

 

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE SHOWCASES DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW, MARCH 4-10, 2018 AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show set to take place at the Phillipsburg, NJ Mall, Route 22 East from March 4th to March 10th, 2018. Quaker Steak Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show for the past three years and are extremely pleased to once again lend their full support to the popular annual racing oriented show.

The original Quaker Steak restaurant was built in 1974 in an abandoned gas station, decorated with antique license plates and old muscle cars. Originally a "cook-your-own-steak" establishment, The Lube's signature dish is now its fabulous chicken wings and the wide variety of signature sauces used to season them. The name is a play on that of the motor oil company Quaker State. There are more than 55 restaurant locations, operating in eastern Ohio, New Jersey, NewYork, Colorado, Louisiana and Florida as well as western and central Pennsylvania.

The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to get re-charged and re-fueled. The excitement for the returning show is already gaining momentum as General Manager Nick Graf from Quaker Steak & Lube stated, "We are once again excited to sponsor and play a part in the upcoming Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The event is extremely popular and even though the show is a few months away, some of our customers are already talking about it when they come to dine at the Quaker Steak & Lube." Graf further added, "Our involvement with a show of this magnitude has been a natural fit for us as our restaurants recognize and salute the racing heroes of the past, present and future and we have assisted some up and coming racers in the local area. We look forward to showcasing our Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant at the 2018 event and becoming more involved with the show and local racing action in the future."

The 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a busy seven days planned with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. Race cars and show cars from all divisions of racing will be on display with a full week of nightly special events and interviews. The 2017 edition of the show produced more than 300 interviews throughout the week and a record setting 162 entries took part in the show. The popular round table discussions return and expanded as many of the legendary drivers reunite to share special and unique stories that took place on and off the track. With this being the eleventh year of the event, the management and staff of the event are reaching out to all avenues of the racing community to become involved with the show.

The show offers a large display of racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos from all of the racing historical groups for race fans to reflect back on their favorite moments of their love for racing. The show is and remains absolutely FREE to the public.

For more information regarding Quaker Steak & Lube, please visit www.quakersteakandlube.com<http://www.quakersteakandlube.comhttp://www.quakersteakandlube.com%3chttp:/www.quakersteakandlube.com Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at: http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will once again offer a tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and apparel.

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11AM to 6 PM and Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For additional information regarding this great event, please contact Donna Miller at: 443-513-4456 or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

 

 

FOUR PAST AMERICAN RACING DRIVERS CLUB MIDGET CAR SERIES CHAMPIONS PART OF EVER-INCREASING EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS FIELD; INAUGURAL TRENTON RACE SET FOR DEC. 1-2

TRENTON, NJ October 28, 2017 . . . Get your tickets now, don’t risk standing in line, the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Fueled By VP Racing Fuels is going to be huge! The event, the only indoor dirt oval track race in the northeast, will be held at CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd and race fans can’t wait to see the action.

Rich black clay has been ordered and the track crew is preparing to make it banked, smooth, tacky and fast. Race teams have responded by entering their 600cc Micro Sprints for top drivers in big numbers making this a must see event.

Four ARDC Midget car driving championship: Alex Bright, Trevor Kobylarz, Steve and Tim Buckwalter all have eyes on contending for the $5,000 first place prize.

Bright, of Collegeville, PA., the 2016 ARDC driving champion, has entered as the driver for the No. 20 car owned by Greg Stevens of Phillipsburg, N.J. Bright wrapped up the 2017 season ranked second on ARDC series standings.

Kobylarz, of Birdsboro, PA., won the 2013 ARDC title. He will be driving a car owned by Ian Borden of Lakewood, N.J. Kobylarz was eighth in 2017 ARDC standings.

All four drivers bring a wealth of experience in 600 Micro racing, having refined their talents in Micros. Each could be expected to have an edge over the competitors who do not have their background.

Steve Buckwalter from Royersford, PA. is a full-time 410 Sprint Car driver with a winning background in both Midgets and Micro Sprints. The 2010 ARDC Midget Car series champion will be driving the Royalton Recycling / BDB Graphics No. 74 in Trenton.

Steve’s cousin, Tim is coming off an outstanding championship season at Pa.’s Kutztown Speedway in SpeedSTR and 600c Micro Sprint competition. Timmy, the 2012 ARDC champion, is one of racing’s more versatile drivers. He won a dirt Modified feature this season as well and is a regular competitor in TQ Midget competition on the Indoor Auto Racing series.

Tim will be competing at the dirt event and the three Indoor series races held in three states on concrete floors driving for Lou Cicconi, a three time ARDC Midget driver champion in 1991, 93, 94.

Entries have already been received from competitors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The field includes the best of Micro Sprint racing, plus top drivers from many other forms or racing that have landed rides for the event. The list includes three top Sprint Car drivers.

Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pa., who finished second in Tony Stewart’s All Star 410 Sprint Car series this year, has announced his attentions to compete. So has New York state 360 Sprint car drivers Scott Kreuetter and Joe Trenca.

In response to the all-new nature of the event and the wide array of drivers who have entered, Sammons has added a Thursday night practice session to the schedule. The session will take place on Thursday, November 30.

Though the East Coast Indoor Nationals is a brand new event, the CURE Insurance Arena (formerly Sun National Bank Center), has hosted TQ Midget racing for the past four years on the arena’s concrete floor.

The race, the first of its kind in New Jersey, is being produced by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions as one of four Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels events. It will be the only race of the events held being run on a clay surface and it will not count towards the overall series point championship.

The racing schedule will tentatively call for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday it will be “alphabet mains,” with racers having the opportunity to advance from F, E, D, C and B-mains to the 40 lap “A” feature.

The agenda calls for racing to start at 7 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday’s A-main will pay its winner $5,000 to win (for those enrolled in the Gamblers program). Fifth place pays $1,000. Twenty four starters will take the green flag in the A-main, with $200 offered to start the event.

Oliver Communication Group (OCG) of Bordentown, N.J. has signed on as an associate sponsor of the event. Other sponsorship packages remain.

Tickets for both days of the event are available at the CURE Insurance Arena Box Office or by phone at 800-298-4200. Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

For more information visit indoorautoracing.com, e-mail motorsports@aarn.com or call 609-888-3618 during normal business hours.

 

 

BRODY ROA HAS TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX RIDE – ON COVER OF SPRINT CAR & MIDGET MAGAZINE!

(Buena Park, CA, October 26, 2017) After what turned out to be a bit of a tough Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, good things have happened for Brody Roa and the BR Performance USAC/CRA Sprint Car team since. Early in the week, the latest issue of “Sprint Car & Midget” magazine hit the newsstands with Roa on the cover and featured inside. On Thursday, it was announced that he will be contesting the sprint car portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving and on Friday morning an announcement came that he has a ride for the USAC/Western Midget race this Saturday at Ventura.

The good news regarding Turkey Night came from Roa’s father Brett.

“Thanks to the good folks at HD Industries, it looks like Brody will be in his own #91R for the sprint car portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix,” Brett Roa said. “In addition, he has had some discussions, but he has not confirmed a midget ride to complete his shot at the $50K bonus (for a driver who wins both the sprint car and midget main events at Turkey Night).”

The Sprint Car portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix is a USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series sanctioned race. In 2016, Roa was champion of that series and with his prowess this year in the USAC/CRA series, would be one of the immediate favorites to win that main event on Thanksgiving night.

The Garden Grove, California racer has had some preliminary talks with some teams regarding the midget portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix, but nothing has been finalized yet. Any team with interest in contacting Roa with a ride and thus becoming eligible for the $50,000.00 bonus, can contact the 26-year-old star by using the contact information at the top of this release.

A day before the announcement regarding Turkey Night was made, the November issue of “Sprint Car & Midget” magazine came out with Roa on the cover. In addition to the cover, he is featured inside in an article penned by National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Pat Sullivan.

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Last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, Roa was a key figure in not only the best main event at the track this year, but one of the best in the track’s 22 season history. Starting on the outside of the front row, Roa led the first circuit and battled for the lead early on. However, he dropped back to fourth by lap eight, but that was when the charge began. He moved up to third on lap 11 and two laps later he was in second. On the 16th lap, he was trading the lead back and forth with USAC National Championship Series point leader Justin Grant when a red flag halted the action due to a crash.

For the restart, Roa was second and the next three laps provided some of the best action ever seen on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. Roa and Grant swapped the lead back and forth an amazing seven times! Things took a turn for the worse when Roa again used a slider to take the lead back in turn one and slid to a stop. Forced to restart at the back and with few laps remaining, he drove his bright green sprint car back to finish 14th despite having a flat rear tire at the end.

“It was shame Brody spun there when he was trying to slide me,” gracious winner Grant told the crowd after the race. “It made my job easier (for the win), but I was having a blast racing with him. Hated to see that happen to him.”

Earlier in the night, Roa qualified fifth fastest in the 21-car field and finished second in his heat race.

The likable racer and the crew have this week off from sprint car competition, but they are hard at work getting the cars ready for two nights of action at next week’s 50th Annual Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway. That will be followed up by three straight nights of racing at the 22nd Annual Oval Nationals on November 9th, 10th and 11th at Perris Auto Speedway.

This late news just in! Brody has secured the ride in the #3F Ted Finkenbinder midget for this Saturday’s USAC Western Midget race at the Ventura Raceway. Gates will open at 3:00 P.M. with racing at 5:30.

The team will have its good-looking shirts in the pits at both the Western World and the Oval Nationals. Cost is $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts are available by mail for $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

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Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal and credit card orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

For fans wishing to attend Saturday’s race, Perris Auto Speedway is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92751) at the base of the Lake Perris Dam. The track website is available at the following link http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

For those who wish to relive Roa’s 2017 USAC appearances, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join Performance’s championship contending team, please call: (714) 932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main

6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main

7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-4 Arizona Speedway USA