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Ralph Quarterson memorial Western Pennsylvania sprint car championship memorial for 410 sprints and Big block modifieds set for Saturday July 18 2020.

By Jim Balentine (Mercer,Pa)

After nearly 3 months of inactivity due to COVID-19 , Michaels Mercer Raceway roars into action on Saturday, July 18 with the first annual Ralph Quarterson Memorial Night featuring an unsanctioned 410 sprint show and big block modified show both running twin 33 lap feature for $3300 to win each. Both numbers represent Ralph’s most successful tenure in his career running the number 66 sprint car for many many years. Also on the card will be the Racesaver 305 sprints ,Fastrak Modifieds, mod lites, mini stocks and the junior sprints.

There will also be fireworks by Jeff Gibson from Gibson fireworks who has always put on a tremendous show with his aerial assault.

Hall of Famer Ralph Quarterson who recently passed away, has been nicknamed the “master of Mercer” Because of his successful career at the three eights mile bent egg oval. From the time that Ralph started in 1959 until his retirement in the mid 80s he amassed an amazing 149 career wins at Mercer in three different classes: 97 Sprint, 48 Modified and 4 late model. Even more impressive is his success in the points battle as he was the sprint champion in 1965 1966 1967 1968 1975 1979 and 1980 and also was the modified champion 4 years in a row from 1977 to 1980!! He was also the winner of the famous western Pennsylvania sprint car championship five times winning in 1966 1967 1968 1969 and 1979!! His wins are so incredible that in the history of Mercer from records going back to 1966 the closest driver to him in sprint wins is the great Lou Blaney with 45!! In the modifieds he is still third all time with 48 wins and only Lou Blaney and Tommy Kristyak have more!!

The Ralph Quarterson memorial 410 sprint western pa sprint car championship will be unsanctioned with $300 to start.

There will also be a $200 410 sprint hard charger awards by John Bates mobile bail bondsman

The Big block Modifieds have been a staple at Mercer since 1951 with originally the coupe bodies from the 1930s competing each week and with the New York tracks which normally run the modifieds not racing there also could be some New York invaders traveling south to take on our tough local drivers!!

This will be a cant miss show for the history books as we honor the life and career of one of the greatest drivers ever to compete in this area!!!

Prices for the historic show will be Pits $35 seniors $30 kids 10 and under are $30 Grandstands $20 Senior Grandstands $17 13 and under free

Raceivers are mandatory and the Red AMBIT transponders are used. The yellow Westinghouse ones will not work at our track. There will be a one time $25 registration fee for all drivers competing. Mercer does use the MyRacePass app so you can register to follow along as the evening progresses with lineups and results.

Pits open at 3:00 pm Stands 4:00 pm Hot laps for sprints and big block modifieds only at 5:00 pm Racing at 6 pm

There will be a practice held Wednesday July 15 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Pits only will be $25 per person. The grandstands will be closed.

If any businesses or race fans would like to contribute any prizes or monetary awards for the evening please contact the track via our Facebook page or messenger. You can also call the track at 724-662-1310 and leave a message.

 

 

Bethany Speedway to Race Three Straight Saturday's

Bethany Speedway will begin a three week run of racing on Saturday night. Starting this Saturday, July 18. Then the following two Saturday's, July 25 and August 1. Scheduled classes are all six of our regular classes.

The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars has seen four different heat winners in 4 different heats. And in two features, two different winners. One winner is the current National IMCA Sprint Car points leader, while the other winner was from the state of Ohio.

The IMCA Modified class has had three different winners in seven heats with two of those winners having won their heat every week so far this year. In three weeks of racing there have been two different feature winners and the same driver finished second all three features. The local modified drivers have struggled but are getting faster.

The IMCA Stock Cars have had five different heat winners in 8 different heats on the year. One local name has won his heat every week so far. In the features, the same driver won the first two races, then that same local driver broke that streak and picked up the third race feature.

In the IMCA Sportmod class, seven different heat races has produced six different winners. The features have been the same with a different winner in all three weeks.

The Pure Stock class has had five different winners in six heat races ran. Only two different winners in the features with one of them being a local driver who currently sets second in the points.

And the Emod class is our biggest class every week and continues to grow. Eight heat races have had six different winners with two different feature winners in three features. There are several local drivers in the Emods who are getting faster.

There are many local drivers spread throughout the classes. Some rookies and some veterans who have come out of retirement that raced at Bethany weekly in the '90's. And still cars being bought and completed by more local drivers.

Bethany Speedway has averaged the highest car counts per class than other tracks in the area and south. And fans have come from everywhere to watch the best side by side racing.

Covered grandstands that will give fans some shade. Many bathroom stalls that are clean. Box seats for the fans comfort of sitting in their own chair. Fewer yellow flags with more racing. Races are usually over by 11pm on a regular night. And don't forget, Sweet Baby B's Food truck supplying some of the best food you can get at any race track around.

Come see us at Bethany Speedway the next three Saturday's, July 18, July 25 and August 1.

 

 

CRSA Roars Into Opener This Saturday At Land of Legends

July 12th, 2020
CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series has endured a long off season due to government regulations. That extended off season comes to and end this Saturday night when the series will take the green at the Land of Legends Raceway.

Paul Cole’s big half-mile oval located in Canandaigua, New York will host the season opener for the second consecutive season. The event will be the tenth in the series history at the Finger Lakes oval.

The season opener will pay $750 to win and will kick off what will no doubt be an exciting two week span with races at the Penn Can Speedway on Friday July 24th and the Fonda Speedway on Saturday July 25th.

One year ago defending and now three time series champion Jeff Trombley picked up the season opening win over Justin Mills, Jason Whipple, Johnny Kolosek and Jesse Pruchnik. Overall, five different drivers have won CRSA Sprint Car Series events at the Land of Legends Raceway with Darryl Ruggles claiming the most wins with three. Trombley and Alysha Bay each have two wins while Eric Karlsen and Kolosek each bringing home one win.

Please stay tuned to the CRSA website and social media pages for further updates on the 2020 season.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals Shaping Up Quickly!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 10, 2020) – Just six weeks away, the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are rapidly taking shape.

Taking shape in a wide variety of special award sponsors and lap sponsors the event set for August 20-22 atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas.

The three-day tilt pitting the Hambelton Racing DCRP versus the United Rebel Sprint Series with a number of other invaders from throughout gets under way with two full nights of heat races and features on Thursday and Friday that will set the stage for Saturday’s $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start 30-lap finale.

The top six in combined points from Thursday and Friday’s preliminary lock into Saturday’s Mel Hambelton Racing Dash for Cash that will set the front three rows of Saturday’s championship event.

The balance of the field will contest another set of heat races based upon points from the first two nights with more points on the line to set the balance of Saturday’s feature lineups.

Once the Friday night portion is completed, the Jones-Richardson Racing Pit Party will take place with pizza and beverages while supplies last.

Steve Hilker Trucking, Inc., is offering a Hard Charger Award for Saturday night’s 30-lap finale with lap money in play for each of the 30 laps. While laps are available for $100 per lap with a distribution of $50, $30 and $20 for the top three runners on each circuit, Adams Roofing has put up a $500 Midway Bonus that presents $250, $150 and $100 for the top three on the 15th lap.

Those interested in sponsoring a lap need to contact Tommie Estes or Lonnie Wheatley.

Additionally, Adams Roof Tech will present $250 to the Best Appearing Car.

The detailed format and purse for the event is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/.

Entry forms for the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2020-Entry-Form.pdf.

Entries submitted by August 13 are just $100 with a driver pit pass of $20 per night. Entries submitted after August 13 are $150 with driver pit pass at $30 per night.

While the posted winner’s share in the Saturday, August 22 finale is $3,000, it can climb to $4,500 with lap money in the mix as well.

Jake Bubak collected more than $6,000 in winnings last year after sweeping through the entire weekend. Bubak battled through the pack to win both preliminary features and then topped Saturday’s Dash for Cash to earn the pole position and then held off a host of contenders all 30 laps to complete a perfect weekend.

It made amends for a last-lap slider that fell short and allowed Jake Martens to pocket more than $4,000 in the 2018 edition of the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals after Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural edition in 2017.

This year’s DCRP Sprint Car Nationals will be accompanied by the Seventh Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel. Thursday practice for the Sport Modifieds will be followed by heat races and qualifying race action on Friday and then the $1,500-to-win main event on Saturday. The Kansas Antique Racers will be on hand each night as well.

Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 9

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 607; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 445; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 414; 4. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 413; 5. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 402; 6. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 394; 7. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 375; 8. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 360; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 356; 10. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 318; 11. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., and Larry McVay, Borden­town, N.J., both 317; 13. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 305; 14. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 304; 15. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 291; 16. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 289; 17. J.D. John­son, Maize, Kan., 273; 18. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 271; 19. Douglas Dodson, Mid­dletown, Pa., 266; 20. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 265.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 77; 2. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 71; 3. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 69; 4. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 67; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 66; 6. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 63; 7. Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., 61; 8. Blaine Fa­gundes, Hanford, Calif., 59; 9. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., 55; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Ca­lif., and Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., both 48.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 80; 2. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 77; 3. Brad­ley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 75; 4. Bradley Galedrige, Greenwood, Ind., 71; 5. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., and Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., both 69; 7. Danny Clark, Plain­field, Ind., 66; 8. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 61; 9. Jackson Slone, Noblesville, Ind., 60; 10. Cody Trammell, Smithville, Ind., 59.

Iowa – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 73; 2. Matt Fredericksen, Aurelia, Iowa, 65; 3. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa, 61; 4. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 60; 5. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 54; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 7. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 39; 8. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., and Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, both 38; 10. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 37.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 245; 2. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 242; 3. J.D. John­son, Maize, Kan., 236; 4. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 221; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., both 211; 7. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 206; 8. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 190; 9. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 188; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 176.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 153; 2. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 149; 3. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 144; 4. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 142; 5. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 135; 6. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., and Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., both 105; 8. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 103; 9. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 97; 10. Nolan Herd, Arlington, Minn., 87.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 191; 2. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 173; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 144; 4. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 106; 5. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 6. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 92; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 77; 8. Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., both 74; 10. Bradley Sterrett, Blooming­ton, Ind., 71.

Nebraska – 1. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 224; 2. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., and Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., both 220; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 214; 5. Jason Danley, Lin­coln, Neb., 189; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 186; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 178; 8. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 170; 9. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 150; 10. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 146.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 110; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 105; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Benja­min McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., both 101; 6. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., and Daniel Oliver, Jefferson, Ga., both 96; 8. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., and Michael Jackson, Summerville, S.C., both 95; 10. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 88.

Oklahoma – 1. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 255; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 231; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., and Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., both 208; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 198; 6. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 192; 7. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 187; 8. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 185; 9. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 163; 10. Ché Hawkins, Bethany, Okla., 158.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 375; 2. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 356; 3. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 317; 4. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 305; 5. Douglas Dodson, Mid­dletown, Pa., 266; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 251; 7. Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., 238; 8. Derek Hauck, Allenwood, Pa., and Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., both 228; 10. Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., 221.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 301; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 279; 3. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 256; 4. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 233; 5. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 231; 6. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 222; 7. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 205; 8. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 198; 9. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 193; 10. Bryan Park, Colman, S.D., 176.

Texas – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 241; 2. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas, both 214; 4. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 210; 5. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 190; 6. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 178; 7. Casey Merrell, Springtown, Texas, 174; 8. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 170; 9. Austin Burkham, Fort Worth, Texas, 165; 10. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 163.

Virginia – 1. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 40; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 39; 3. Mike Leraas, Kerners­ville, N.C., 38; 4. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 37; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 36; 6. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 35; 7. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 33; 8. Chris Ware, Williams­burg, Va., 32; 9. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 31; 10. Jack Rice, Charlottesville, Va., 30.

 

 

 

Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MICHIGAN (July 10, 2020) – Just as the legendary Phoenix rose from the ashes, Sprints On Dirt is poised to do the same. Denny Donaldson with Bob and Karen Garrett have partnered to acquire Sprints On Dirt. They are already partners in Butler Motor Speedway. The long-time supporters of Sprints On Dirt are determined to help sprint car racing thrive in Michigan, not only with their weekly sprint program, but with the opportunity for racers and fans to enjoy SOD’s “beyond limits” traveling series in their area.

Denny Donaldson followed in the footsteps of his very successful father Ralph into racing, winning six Butler championships in three different divisions. Both Ralph and Denny are members of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.

Bob Garrett is also a 2nd generation driver, picking up seven track championships. As if that isn’t enough, Garrett also has over thirty-five championships as a car owner. His teams are still winning today.

Butler and SOD have worked towards common rules for the benefit of sprint car racing in Michigan. The new acquisition will make the cooperative efforts even more beneficial for Michigan racers. The partners have a strong drive to keep sprint car racing in Michigan alive and well.

Communication has begun with promoters and potential marketing partners in preparation for the 2021 season. SOD’s prominence in Michigan sprint car racing took a nose dive in 2019, but is emerging from its near-death experience like the Phoenix and will be stronger, smarter and more powerful.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for racing in general, there is a silver lining for Sprints On Dirt. Speedways and organizations have struggled to finalize schedules, but since SOD’s plans were to sit out 2020 anyway, it has given SOD more time to finalize its plans. Sprints On Dirt will return to its values that made it so successful before.

Sprints On Dirt contact information:

Website: www.sprintsondirt.com

Email: director@sprintsondirt.com.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/SprintsOnDirt.

 

 

$2,000 to win & $300 to start TONIGHT at the Sprint Car Bandits “Muscling in the Dirt” MDA Night at Heart O’ Texas Speedway – Friday July 10th, 8pm! ADULT G.A. JUST $15!!

ADDED PURSE from Fred Summers at Faith, Family & Fast, plus Monarch Motor Speedway's MONSTERS AT MONARCH and Davis's Drug & Alcohol Testing! (please THANK THEM for their support!)

DON'T MISS our final series event before Summer Break! Forecast is dry and warm at race time. Complete details:

Elm Mott, TX (07/10/20) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2020 tour continues at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco *TONIGHT* Friday, July 10th with the running of the Muscular Dystrophy Association ‘Muscling in the Dirt’ night.

This is the final event before the scheduled Summer Break for the Sprint Car Bandits series, so don’t miss it! This season has been filled with thrilling events and great turnouts, and we expect another night of fun *TONIGHT* July 10th at HOT Speedway!

TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on July 10th.

RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm.

Here's the purse breakdown for the 7/10/20 'Muscling in the Dirt' Sprint Car Bandits event at HOT Speedway: $2,000 - 1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300...to 20th. SPECIAL THANKS once again to Fred Summers of Faith, Family & Fast for kicking this all off by adding funds to the winners share so it became $2,000 to win! And thank you to Monarch Motor Speedway's MONSTERS AT MONARCH for adding money to the 2nd place finisher, so now we are racing for our full '$2,000 to win purse structure!' Adult tickets are just $15, so it's a heck of a deal! And Davis's Drug & Alcohol Testing has added $100 to the feature event Hard Charger! All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in 2019, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

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. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has saved racers thousands of dollars over the past four seasons.

All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you *TONIGHT* Friday July 10th when the Sprint Car Bandits tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2020!

Sprint Car Bandits POINTS after 7/4/20:

2 Michael Day 524
74e Claud Estes III 472
20 Chad Wilson 459
45b Casey Burkham 442
17 Channin Tankersley 427
7 Jerrad Warhurst 422
82c Christian Kinnison 365
23 Junior Jenkins 346
41j Joshua Harner 334
12w Dale Wester 325
13m Chance McCrary 320
74 DJ Estes 288
47 Chipper Wood 281
16 Koty Adams 280
71 Colby Estes 269
41b Lucas Boxwell 261
41 Casey Merrell 253
83 Jett Hays 252
6m Blake Mallory 210
b52 Brayden Voigt 196
5 Richard Reynolds 192
99b John Ricketts 184
16 Blake Baccus 178
55 Brad Queen 161
64 Mark Zoeller 161
72 Daniel Estes 155
5 Kyle McCutcheon 142
01j Jeb Sessums 142
74b Jake Bubak 135
j2 John Carney II 130
42p Preston Perlmutter 130
35 Jeff Emerson 125
17w Harli White 119
15 Randolph Jase 116
80 Josh Hawkins 116
88 Terry Easum 113
9$ Kyle Clark 110
9 Chase Randall 108
35k Dylan McCann 108
45 David Luckie 106
76 Zane Lawrence 106
4 Austin Mundie 104
4x Caleb Padgett 102
33 Michael Merrell 102
10 Ronnie Henderson 100
v8 Robert Vetter 96
41m Steve McMackin 90
32 Corby Scherb 90
86 Jordan Rupe 90
25 Mason Smith 86
55b Brandon Anderson 65
1s Brandon Long 65
187 Landon Crawley 65
1x Tim Crawley 65
5$ Danny Smith 65
32k Chris Kelly 65
33k JT Kelly 65
04 Kyle Jones 65
1 Mark Huddleston 65
82 Austin Saunders 65


 

 

POWRi Leagues July-August Schedule Alterations

Belleville, IL. (7/9/2020) Due to ongoing coronavirus constraints, Performance Open Wheel Racing Incorporated have updated league schedules through August in effort to adhere to ongoing public gathering restrictions and special limitations on a state by state basis.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League scheduling changes include the cancelation of Jacksonville Speedway-July 24th, Tri-City Speedway-July 25th, and Belle-Clair Speedway-July 31st, August 21st, September 5th, September 6th, and October 3rd.

The POWRi National and West Midget Leagues, as well as the POWRi Engler Machine and Tool 600cc Outlaw Micro League, will still see plenty of racing as the Illinois Speedweek(end) roars to back with three-straight nights of action. First, on Friday, July 31st both POWRi Midget and Micro Leagues will battle for supremacy at Jacksonville Speedway, followed by a trip to Macon Speedway on Saturday, August 1st, then wrapping up the 2020 Illinois Speedweek(end) in style at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, August 2nd.

Racing action continues as planned at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Speedway for a two-day stay on August 7th and 8th with the annual running of the Ironman 55. Mighty Macon Speedway will again host the POWRi Midget and Micro Leagues on Saturday, August 22nd with a return to the fast-paced action of Jacksonville Speedway on Sunday, August 23rd.

Hard 8 Racing is proud and excited to announce in collaboration with the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Port City Raceway, and the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League to bring the Inaugural “Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55”. Thursday, October 15th Port City Raceway will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues for feature racing events with a twist. The A-Feature will be a 55-lap action-packed racing spectacle with $5,550 going to the winner. More details will be coming soon, making this a great way to lead into the Season Championship at Creek County Speedway for all POWRi Leagues on October 16th-17th.

As for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, the continuation of $2000 to win shows at Valley Speedway (7/18) and Monett Motor Speedway (7/25) are still scheduled as planned. The “Osky-Challenges” at Southern Iowa Speedway has altered the date of the annual running of the $3000 to win Sage Fruit Ultimate Front Row Challenge, now set for Sunday, August 9th. Valley Speedway on Saturday, August 18th has been removed from the POWRi WAR schedule with the “King of Kansas City” now racing on Saturday, July 18th. Central Missouri Speedway (8/22), Missouri State Fair (8/23), and Tri-City Speedway (8/28) have all been confirmed as originally scheduled.

The weekend of Labor Day the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will now head to “The Lake” on Saturday, September 5th, and Sunday, September 6th. With the cancelation of 34 Raceway (9/5) and Bethany Speedway (9/6), Lake Ozark Speedway has decided to bring back the “LOS Non-Wing Nationals."

Valley Speedway scheduled for September 12th and September 26th have been removed from the POWRi WAR schedule, with the Helm Family Memorial at Valley Speedway now slated for Saturday, August 29th. All other originally scheduled race-dates remaining on the POWRi website are confirmed.

POWRi Midget League Season Changes: http://www.powri.com/schedule/?i=16153

Canceled: Jacksonville Speedway (7/24), Tri-City Speedway (7/25), Belle-Clair Speedway(7/31, 8/21, 9/5, 9/6, 10/3)

Added: Jacksonville Speedway (7/31, 8/23), Macon Speedway (8/1, 8/22) Lincoln Speedway (8/2), Port City Speedway (10/15).

POWRi WAR Sprint League Season Updates: http://www.powri.com/schedule/?i=16152

Canceled: Valley Speedway (8/15, 9/12, 9/26), 34 Raceway (9/5), Bethany Speedway (9/6)

Added or Changed: Southern Iowa Speedway “Osky Challenges” (8/9),
Valley Speedway-“King of Kansas City” (7/18)-Helm Family Memorial (8/29), Lake Ozark Speedway-Non-Wing Nationals (9/5, 9/6).

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

 

 

Bacon Set to Defend Corn Belt Nationals Title after Sprintacular USAC Triumph

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (July 9, 2020) – Saturday’s USAC Sprint Car “Bill Gardner Sprintacular” triumph at Putnamville, Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway was a much needed boost for Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Auto Racing Fatheadz Eyewear No. 69 Sprint Car team.

Now, “The Macho Man” looks to carry that momentum over into this weekend’s Second Annual Corn Belt Nationals at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, where he swept his way to victory lane during both nights of last year’s inaugural edition.

“It’s always big when you can win at Knoxville and we’ve always been good there in a non-wing car,” Bacon says.

Bacon is hopeful that Saturday’s triumph at Lincoln Park Speedway, his fourth of the year in USAC Sprint Car action, will stem the tide of recent misfortune.

“Hopefully our bad luck is out of the way,” Bacon explains. “The car has been fast every night, we just haven’t had any luck to go with it.”

The Saturday win came after mechanical issues derailed a sure podium finish and possible win at Terre Haute on July 1 and then more issues popped up before Friday night’s feature event that altered Bacon’s role for the feature to that of spectator.

And it was the same culprit in both situations. A bad magneto in both cases wiped out what could have been.

“I haven’t had two mags go bad in my entire career,” Bacon explains. “We completely changed it, and the second one went bad. And when we ran the local show at Lawrenceburg, we were having mag issues there too. So that’s three and in different cars with different engines.”

Saturday’s card may have just turned that around though, with Bacon besting a field of 57 entries for his 32nd career USAC Sprint Car triumph.

But, after battling into the lead at the midway point, it still took some work.

“When I got the lead, I think that’s when our tire started going down,” Bacon recalled of the deflation on the right rear. “I wasn’t able to make the speed I was able to make to get to the lead. I was kind of having to play defense and use the lapped cars as blockers.”

Bacon emerged from a late-race battle to secure the win and hold on to third in USAC National points.

Bacon looks to add to that win total this weekend at Knoxville Raceway’s Corn Belt Nationals.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

2020 Quick Stats: 35 races, 5 wins, 13 top-fives, 17 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Sprint Cars at Knoxville Raceway’s “Corn Belt Nationals”, in Knoxville, Iowa on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

 

 

Brown, Setters, Amantea, Bogucki and Henderson Capture Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 9, 2020) - Inside Line Promotions surpassed the 25-win mark last weekend when five drivers combined to earn six feature triumphs.

Brian Brown posted a pair of victories on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he claimed the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car main events.

James Setters earned his third straight Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series win at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Friday.

Joey Amantea picked up a micro sprint triumph on Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.

SawBlade.com sponsored Scott Bogucki jetted to his first career victory at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

Justin Henderson led the Mike Sandvig owned team to their first career 410ci feature win on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

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

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2020 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 4 (New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on May 17; Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., on May 23; and I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on May 30 and June 6); Brian Brown - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 6 and July 3 [twice]); John Carney II - 3 (Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 6 and June 13; and West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, on June 19); Derek Hagar - 3 (Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on May 31; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 12; and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 13); James Setters - 3 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on June 19, June 26 and July 3); Dylan Cisney - 2 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 1 and June 6); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 24 and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on June 14); Garet Williamson - 2 (KC Raceway in Independence, Mo., on May 15 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on June 6); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on July 4); Seth Bergman - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on May 29); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Trey Burke - 1 (NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., on June 14); Brenham Crouch - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14); Justin Henderson - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., on Feb. 9); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 9).

ON THE INTERNET -

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DCRP Adds Labor Day Weekend Double!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 9, 2020) – Dodge City Raceway Park has added a pair of events to its 2020 slate with a two-day event set for Labor Day Weekend.

The pair of events will take place on Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6.

Both nights will consist of full cards of championship chase action for the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

More details will be available as the event draws nearer.

The added events brings the 2020 DCRP slate to a dozen events along with six Sunday cards on the Little DCRP clay oval after several early season events fell victim to COVID-19 restrictions.

The 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas has already hosted a pair of events with Tathan Burkhart topping the headlining Hobby Stock Roundup on June 20 and then Odessa, Texas’ Brett Becker winning the DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash on July 2.

With two nights of action in the books, early point leaders include Zach Blurton in DCRP Sprint Cars, Kale Beavers in IMCA Modifieds, Luke Stallbaumer in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Troy Burkhart in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

While idle this weekend, DCRP kicks into high gear with racing action over five of the next six weekends beginning with the Saturday, July 18, Stock Car Shootout and ultimately culminating with the much-anticipated Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on August 20-22.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

6th at 141 Speedway Highlights Busy Weekend for Paul Nienhiser and Ozzie Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hooking up with Ozzie Motorsports and competing against the World of Outlaws and the IRA over the weekend, Paul Nienhiser would cap a very busy weekend for the team with a sixth-place finish during a wild feature on Sunday night at 141 Speedway.

“It was a really grueling weekend for our team with just Ozzie and Fran, me and Jake, and our two girlfriends in the pit area for four really tough nights of racing,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We had a lot of fun, and hopefully we can all do it again.”

Thursday night at Cedar Lake Speedway Nienhiser would qualify for Friday and Saturday’s event with the World of Outlaws, as well as take part in the Knockout race that was also on the docket.

Adapting to the new car quickly, Nienhiser would time in 10th fastest for Friday night’s program before timing in 13th fastest for Saturday’s finale.

Following time trials, Nienhiser would take part in the Knockout race where he rolled off the starting grid from the third position. Making it all the way to the race’s final round, Nienhiser would shred a left rear on the last lap and take away from what looked to be a positive finish.

Despite the late race bad luck, Nienhiser and company felt good heading into the next two nights with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Taking advantage of that Friday night qualifying effort, Nienhiser would transfer directly into the feature event out of his heat race. Lining up 10th, the track would be extremely fast after some pre race prep, and it would make passing a bit difficult.

Lining up on the outside groove, the bottom would be the preferred line and after dropping a few spots Nienhiser would settle into the 14th spot. Hanging out, the Chapin, IL driver closed the night out with a 14th place finish.

Saturday night saw Nienhiser take the green flag for his heat race from the third row. Falling out of a transfer position, Nienhiser would be forced into the ‘B’ though he would find himself up on the front row.

Winning the semi, Nienhiser moved into the feature event, which was aired on CBS Sports Network on this night, but had his work cut out as he took the green from the 19th starting position.

Losing a lap early, Nienhiser would still show speed as he battled with some of the best in the business. Though he would race his way back up to 12th during green flag action, he would officially be scored 18th due to going down a lap early.

Heading to 141 Speedway on Sunday night with the IRA, Nienhiser and the Ozzie Motorsports team did some extra work going through the car after not being as strong as they had hoped at Cedar Lake on Saturday and Sunday.

The checkup seemed to work, as Nienhiser was able to time in sixth fastest in time trials despite the track slowing down and him going out nearly last.

From his second row starting position in his heat race, Nienhiser would flex his muscle early as he powered to the win and made his way into the Dash.

Winning Dash #2, Nienhiser would line up on the front row of the feature event alongside Ozzie Motorsports teammate, Jake Blackhurst.

With Blackhurst getting out to the early lead, Nienhiser would take a couple shots at the top spot but played it safe to ensure he didn’t wreck his teammate. As the leaders but got into traffic, the two-headed battle for the lead became a three headed monster as Bill Balog tracked the duo down.

Battling through traffic, and making a couple more bids for the lead, damage to Nienhiser’s right rear would cause a flat and force him to make a stop in the work area.

Able to restart from the tail end of the field, Nienhiser continued to show a ton of speed as he raced his way back to sixth, where he would finish, just narrowly missing out on a Top-5 despite making a trip to the work area with 13 laps left in the race.

“I had a great time running a couple of really cool tracks up in Wisconsin and hope I can get an opportunity to do some racing up there in the future,” Nienhiser added. “Big thanks to Ozzie and his team for the opportunity.”

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

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will travel to Burlington, IA on Friday night with the World of Outlaws in his PNR No. 9x machine, with the possibility of heading to Wimot on Saturday.

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

 

 

Gold Cup Race of Champions Rescheduled

(Chico, CA 7/9/20) The Silver Dollar Fair and Silver Dollar Speedway have rescheduled the 67th running of the Gold Cup Race or Champions to September 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th 2021. The race was scheduled for September of 2020, ongoing Covid-19 virus concerns have caused the postponement to next year.

“This race began in 1950 and had a short break in the late 50’s, but has been held every year since then”, explained track manager Dennis Gage. “And it has been an important part of the Chico community since 1980” he continued. “But we are very aware of the challenges the Covid virus has presented, and we must respond”, he concluded.

The postponement falls in line with other major Sprint car events in Knoxville, Iowa and Rossburg, Ohio. The Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, and the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway have also been moved to 2021.

The Gold Cup has long been recognized as the largest most prestigious West Coast Sprint Car event with four straight days of racing. This year a new Platinum Cup format for winged sprint cars was planned for Wednesday and Thursday followed by the World of Outlaw sprint cars on Friday and Saturday.

All tickets and reserved camping purchased for the 2020 Gold Cup Race of Champions will be automatically roller over to the 2021 event. All advance tickets and camping passes for the 67th Gold Cup will be honored for the rescheduled dates In September of 2021. Those who wish to forfeit their seats must return the tickets to the Speedway office at 2343 Fair Street in Chico, CA 95928 by August 14TH 2020. A refund will be made for the full ticket value. Those premium reserved seats forfeited will be resold immediately at the Speedway office beginning on August 15, 2020.

Reserved 4-day tickets will continue to be sold for the new dates of September 8, 9, 10, and 11 2021. Online general admission tickets are currently suspended until January of 2021. Reserved camping will also remain on sale for the entire week at $300. Reserved seats are $150 for the four days. Reserved seats remain the entire main grandstand and row J and above in both the south and north bleacher sections. Row I and below in the bleachers are general admission. Both reserved and general admission tickets will be sold up to and including the event in 2021.

Details on event and ticket information is available from the track website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com or by calling the track office at 530-350-7275. The track office has limited hours of noon to 4 pm Monday to Thursday, and all messages will receive a return call. Email messages can be directed to info@silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

All Star Points Leader Reutzel Closing in on First Ohio Speedweek Title

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 9, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team retain their position atop the All Star Circuit of Champions point charts as they vie for a third consecutive series championship.

And, not only does the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team reside atop the season point charts, Reutzel and crew are closing on a potential first “Ohio Sprint Speedweek” championship.

With the initial half of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in the books, Reutzel carries a 16-point advantage into the final four races of the hectic slate of Ohio events that includes nine races in ten days.

The final half gets under way Thursday night at Zanesville’s Muskingum County Speedway before moving on to Portsmouth Motor Speedway on Friday and then Hartford’s Sharon Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

“We just have to keep putting together strong finishes and the points will take care of themselves,” Reutzel surmises.

It’s a habit that Reutzel is in the habit of aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry as of late.

Reutzel has reeled off 13 consecutive top-ten finishes including 11 among the top five. Among those are four wins and ten podium runs including his latest pair of triumphs in All Star action at Volunteer Speedway on June 27 and then Sunday’s Speedweek score at Fremont that brought his season win total to ten triumphs.

After a fourth-place showing at Port Royal Speedway and the Volunteer Speedway win three nights later, Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension team took in three nights of Pennsylvania Speedway with another pair of podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway.

“It would have been nice to win one of those, but the competition there is really tough,” Reutzel said after finishes of second, eighth and third. “We were also trying a few different things, so hopefully that will pay off when we go back to those tracks later in the season.”

After an off day, Ohio Sprint Speedweek began in earnest last Friday with Reutzel racing to third at Attica Raceway Park. Shifting to a Fremont Speedway double, Reutzel improved one position to second and then climbed one more step up the podium after racing the Fischer Body Shop machine to victory lane on Sunday night for his tenth win of the season.

“Rough and heavy, slick; we just seem to adapt to anything and it’s pretty cool when you can do stuff like that,” Reutzel explained after taking the win on a slick track. “I couldn’t be more proud of my guys.”

After a rare finish outside the top-five on Monday at Wayne County Speedway, Reutzel rebounded from potential disastrous engine issues in the Dash to capture another podium finish of third on Wednesday night at Peeble’s Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.

Reutzel will be looking for more visits to victory lane and a potential Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship beginning on Thursday nigh at Muskingum County Speedway.

2020 Quick Stats: 45 races, 10 wins, 27 top-fives, 35 top-tens.

Quick Results:

June 24, Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA) – 4th in A Feature

June 27, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) – 1st in A Feature

June 28, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) – Rained Out

June 29, Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA – PA Speedweek) – 2nd in A Feature

June 30, Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA – PA Speedweek) – 8th in A Feature

July 1, Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA – PA Speedweek) – 3rd in A Feature

July 3, Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH) – 3rd in A Feature

July 4, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 2nd in A Feature

July 5, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 1st in A Feature

July 6, Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH) – 8th in A Feature

July 8, Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Peebles, OH) – 3rd in A Feature

Next Up: Final half of All Stars “Ohio Sprint Speedweek”:

July 9 – Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, OH)

July 10 – Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, OH)

July 11 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

July 12 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

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.

 

 

Baughman Climbing All Star Point Charts – Holds Down Top Ten in Speedweek Points

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Texas (July 9, 2020) – In his rookie campaign with the All Star Circuit of Champions, Josh Baughman continues to climb the point charts abord the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 17 Sprint Car.

One of just a handful of drivers along with BRM teammate Aaron Reutzel to start all 17 series “A” Feature events this season, Baughman has climbed to sixth in overall season points.

And, midway though the series “Ohio Sprint Speedweek”, Baughman holds down a top-ten position in Speedweek points at ninth with the final half of the week looming.

The final half gets under way Thursday night at Zanesville’s Muskingum County Speedway before moving on to Portsmouth Motor Speedway on Friday and then Hartford’s Sharon Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

After a seventh-place run at Volunteer Speedway leading into Speedweek, Baughman has added another pair of top-tens already during the spate of Ohio events including a fifth-place run at Fremont Speedway last Saturday and then a ninth-place showing at Wayne County Speedway on Monday night.

Baughman will look to continue to climb the point charts beginning with Thursday night’s card at Muskingum County Speedway.

2020 Quick Stats: 18 races, 2 top-fives, 6 top-tens.

Quick Results:

June 24, Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA) – 14th in A Feature

June 25, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) – 7th in A Feature

June 26, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) – Rained Out

July 3, Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH) – 14th in A Feature

July 4, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 5th in A Feature

July 5, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – 22nd in A Feature

July 6, Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH) – 9th in A Feature

July 8, Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Peebles, OH) – 20th in A Feature

Next Up: Final half of All Stars “Ohio Sprint Speedweek”:

July 9 – Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, OH)

July 10 – Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, OH)

July 11 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

July 12 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Keep Track: Keep track of Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports online at http://www.baughmanreutzelmotorsports.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Baughmanreutzelmotorsports-136754450449692/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BaughmanReutzel.

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

 

 

Champion Now Offers Private Label Hand Sanitizer to Help Combat COVID-19

(Clinton, Mo 04.10.20) Champion Brands, LLC, a global leader in blending and packaging chemicals and lubricants, announced this week that the company is now bottling, labeling and packaging Private Label Alcohol Hand Sanitizer for the racing and performance aftermarket industry.

“Champion has recently added additional production lines to meet the demands of critically needed health and safety products during this pandemic,” said Karl Dedolph, Director at Champion Brands, LLC. “We are now offering these private label products to racing and performance manufacturers and warehouse distributors.”

“Previously our hand sanitizer production was prioritized for organizations on the frontlines responding to COVID-19; such as first responders, hospitals, and local municipalities. We are pleased at this time to quote a top-tier private label hand sanitizer to the racing, automotive, powersports, and heavy-duty aftermarkets.”

“When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like the Corona-Virus nothing beats good old-fashioned handwashing with hot water and soap for 20 seconds or more. But if not available, your next best option, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. This is the minimum amount needed to kill most germs, according to the CDC,” added Dedolph.

Champion can formulate and custom package private label products for customers including mineral, semi-synthetic and full-synthetic engine and motor oils, fuel treatments, brake fluids, hydraulic fluids, automotive additives and chemicals, and more. Their product portfolio is one of the largest in the industry.

Champion’s state-of-the-art chemical lab and talented R&D team can formulate the world’s most advanced, engineering-approved fluids that exceed API, ILSAC, ACEA, JASO and other industry and OEM standards plus maximize your business segment growth and experience.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 64 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Brady Bacon and Tyler Courtney Visit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Saturday!

Knoxville, IA, July 9, 2020 – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Patrick Sullivan will be the host this Saturday for a special event on the Second Floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in conjunction with the Second Running of the Corn Belt Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway. The event begins at 2 p.m.

Two-time USAC National Sprint Car Champion and defending Corn Belt Nationals titlist “The Macho Man” Brady Bacon will join Sullivan, along with USAC National Sprint Car and Midget champion, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney.

Bacon, a native of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, won championships with USAC in the famous Hoffman #69 in both 2014 and 2016. His win last Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana was the 32nd sprint car win in his USAC career, tying him with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Rollie Beale for twelfth on the series all-time list.

Courtney, of Indianapolis, is both a USAC National Sprint Car (2018) and USAC National Midget (2019) champion. Though he is running the midget series this season, he is also running an expanded “wing” schedule. He has 26 USAC National Sprint Car wins to his credit.

Pat Sullivan is a five-time Non-wing Media Member of the Year with the North American Sprint Car Poll. He was a 2017 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee.

Seating will be available on the second floor, with social distancing practices in mind.

Admission to the museum is just $5 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 and $4 for veterans and seniors (over 60 years old). While you are here, check out our “Salute to Champion Greg Hodnett” and our other exhibits in the museum!

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Weekly Racing Series Continues On at US 36 this Friday, July 10

OSBORN, Mo. – The weekly racing championship chase continues this Friday, July 10 at US 36 Raceway. The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, E-Modifieds and Pure Stocks all on the race night program.

For this Friday, US 36 Raceway has improved the payout for the IMCA Sprint Cars. The winner earns $600, second $500 and third $400. The full payout for Sprint Cars on July 10 is below.

The pit gates open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, $12 for senior and military and children 12 and younger are free.

US 36 Raceway is also looking ahead to two big nights of racing on July 17 and July 24. On Friday, July 17, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series makes their only trip of 2020 to US 36 Raceway. The IMCA Modifieds and E-Modifieds are also racing.

Then on Friday, July 24, it is the 4th Annual Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout. The IMCA Stock Cars are racing for $1,262 to win and $125 to start. Other bonuses up for grabs are $62 for a heat race win, $162 for the longest haul, $62 for drawing the 62 chip and a $62 hard luck award.

More information on these two events will be released soon.

July 10 IMCA Sprint Car Payout: 1) $600 2) 500 3) 400 4) 300 5) 250 6) 225 7) 210 8) 200 9) 190 10) 180 11) 170 12) 160 13) 155 14-20) 150

 

 

 

Dover Powers to 10th Top-Five Finish of the Season During Weekend Finale at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 8, 2020) - Jack Dover recorded his best result at Knoxville Raceway in nearly two years last Saturday when he finished fourth.

It was a strong run to cap a two-day weekend at the half-mile oval, where Dover wanted to get laps prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals next month.

"We went to dial in for the 360 Nationals and it was two good paying nights," he said. "It was totally worth it. But at the end of the day it wasn't about the money, it was about getting that place figured out.

"Every time we went on the track we moved forward. From what we learned the final night I think we should be pretty good the next time we go back there."

The weekend started on Friday with Dover qualifying 20th quickest. He then won a heat race to garner the 13th starting position in the main event.

"We rode around there in 15th or so and the last couple of laps the car got better," he said. "We have to figure out how to make the car good from the start to the end, not just from midway through the race to the end."

Dover ended 12th, which snapped his streak of 10 straight top 10s to start the season.

However, Saturday featured a rebound as Dover qualified ninth quickest. He then charged from fourth to win a heat race. Dover spent the feature duking it out for a top five before a late-race move gave him fourth place.

"I think we rode around sixth or seventh most of the race," he said. "We got up to fourth with about five or six laps to go. Harli White was in front of us by a straightaway and we reeled her in. Our car really came on there at the end. I wish we had a yellow with a couple of laps to go because I think we had something for those guys up front."

Dover plans on returning to action this Friday with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Also of note, Dover is gearing up to make his debut during the 305 Sprint Nationals at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., on July 31 and Aug. 1. He will pilot his No. 53 during the marquee 305ci winged sprint car event.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (13).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Backlund Plumbing

Backlund Plumbing started in Omaha, Neb., in 1932, and over the years has grown to be one of the largest and most respected plumbing companies in Nebraska. The business has a full staff of professional licensed plumbers and customer service representatives as well as a fleet of fully equipped residential and commercial plumbing trucks and a 10,000 square foot warehouse. The one thing that has stayed consistent is customer satisfaction. Backlund is known for honesty, quality and reliability, and is one of the few companies that still stands behind its work with a full "customer satisfaction guarantee." For more information, visit http://www.BacklundPlumbing.com .

"Chris Roseland with Backlund Plumbing has been a great friend of mine for the last few years," Dover said. "He's always there for me and puts me in his race car several times each season. We really appreciate his support and friendship."

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

 

 

Wilson Garners Top Five and Two Hard Charger Awards During First Half of All Star Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (July 8, 2020) - Greg Wilson has passed a lot of race cars during the first half of the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires.

Wilson has guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road backed team to one top-five run, a trio of top-10 finishes and two Hard Charger Awards for passing the most cars during the first four nights of the nine-race spectacle with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

"We have spent more time in our shop the last two weeks and even yesterday on our day off, dynoing shocks and sorting out a game plan when we get to the track, than in recent history," he said. "I feel like it has showed."

Speedweek began last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Wilson qualified 24th quickest before advancing from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from fourth to third place in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. He then rallied from 23 rd to seventh to close the night with the Hard Charger Award.

"It sure doesn't hurt being back home," he said. "Attica and Fremont, we've done well there and it's in our backyard. You have a pretty good idea of what your car needs to do. It's just crazy that we're going about it a different way, whether it's things getting changed on us like tires or whatever. By feature-time on Friday night we had a pretty darn good car. When you can pass that many cars and you're still coming at the end of the race it's a confidence booster."

Wilson produced his most complete night of the season on Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. He timed in 24th quickest in qualifying, won a heat race and placed fifth in a dash before maneuvering from ninth to fourth place in the A Main.

"We timed decent in our group, won our heat race and used the dash to try stuff for the A Main," he said. "We were mediocre in the dash, which was great. It gave us a really good car in the feature and it showed. You have to put those full nights together to put yourself in position to win races."

Wilson returned to Fremont Speedway on Sunday. He qualified 28th quickest before advancing from ninth to eighth in a heat race and from 10 th to fifth place in the B Main to narrowly miss locking into the feature. Wilson used a provisional to start last in the main event.

"That was frustrating," he said. "I've felt like you use a provisional when you have a really good race car and have to use it because of whatever happened. I felt like realistically we were a top-five car, but we started 25th. You feel like you've given an opportunity away that you have a shot at winning or getting a better finish than you had. But the end result for our team, going from 25th to 10th, was a good points night and we put on a show for our sponsors that were there."

Wilson scored his second Hard Charger Award of Speedweek after gaining 15 positions.

The team ventured to Wayne County Speedway on Monday. Wilson overcame a 20 th-place qualifying run by picking up five positions in a heat race to finish fourth. That locked him into the main event, which he capped with an 18th-place outing.

"I don't race there a lot and we did things different than what we had been doing," he said. "We got lucky in the heat and some cars wrecked. Sometimes it's better to be lucky that good. We got it in the feature, but we were average all night and couldn't make up spots. We were pretty lucky to come out of there with an okay finish and unscathed."

Speedweek resumes on Wednesday at Bushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio. The remaining races are Thursday at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio; Friday at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio; and Saturday and Sunday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (23).

July 4 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 4 (9).

July 5 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (10); Feature: 10 (25).

July 6 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 4 (9); Feature: 18 (15).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK: Wednesday at Bushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio; Thursday at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio; Friday at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio; and Saturday and Sunday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Banshee Graphics

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

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

 

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY’S NASCAR EVENT OFF REVISED 2020 SCHEDULE

ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 8, 2020) – Eldora Speedway’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series event is not a part of the newly revised 2020 NASCAR series schedules. The eighth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, the only NASCAR national series event held on dirt, was to be held July 29-30.

The Ohio Department of Health’s robust response to the COVID-19 health crisis includes orders restricting mass gatherings and prohibiting spectators from grandstands at large venues. Given current conditions, state officials have withheld approval of Eldora’s proposal to host reduced capacity events in a responsible and safe manner.

Without certainty as to when Eldora might be able to host spectators, and if those dates would coincide with available dates on the NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series schedule, Eldora and NASCAR officials jointly agreed to remove the event from the 2020 calendar.

“Since we started working on this event in September 2012, it has been a collective team effort,” said Roger Slack, general manager of Eldora Speedway. “When we held the first NASCAR race on dirt in almost 43 years, nobody knew what would happen, what to expect, if it would work, or if there would be a second one. We all took a giant leap of faith and placed a lot of trust in each other – Eldora, NASCAR, the teams and, most importantly, the race fans – that we would all deliver a successful event.

“Eight years later, Eldora remains a highlight of the NASCAR season. The atmosphere in the grandstands is electric, and you can always count on someone having a big career moment that night. This year’s lineup of dirt racers who planned to battle the Truck Series regulars was going to produce one of our strongest fields ever. Losing this event is a gut punch for everyone who is a part of it.

“We’ve now lost races for every single local and national division that competes at Eldora. We cannot hold events without healthy race fans and racers. It’s that simple. The fastest way for us all to be back together again at Eldora, with full grandstands and full campgrounds, and $2 beers, is another collective team effort.

“As a community, racers and race fans need to heed the advice of our local doctors and nurses: practice social distancing; wear a cloth face covering, bandana or mask; wash your hands; and keep sanitizer at the ready. The virus knows no county line or state border and it’s on all of us to do our part to stop the spread. Until we do so, Eldora and a lot of speedways are going to sit empty.”

While the State of Ohio continues to develop reopening guidance for Large Venues as part of its Responsible RestartOhio program, approval for spectators to attend Ohio’s premier events and venues, including Eldora Speedway, is currently on pause.

The Memorial Tournament, founded by Jack Nicklaus and held at Dublin’s Muirfield Village Golf Club, was rescheduled from June to July 16-19. The event’s proposal to host spectators at a reduced capacity had been the only one approved to date by Responsible RestartOhio. However, officials from the state, tournament and PGA announced Monday that spectators would no longer be able to attend the event.

Fans who have purchased reserved seats, general admission tickets and campsites for the eighth annual Eldora Dirt Derby should retain their tickets, camping credentials and receipts at this time. With 2020 marking the conclusion of Eldora’s five-year sanction agreement with NASCAR, and the ever-changing dynamics associated with the coronavirus outbreak, discussions are ongoing between Eldora and NASCAR for 2021. The Eldora Speedway box office will communicate updates direct to the original patron account holder as they become available.

Answers to frequently asked questions, are posted at https://www.eldoraspeedway.com/dirt-derby-covid/

Eldora officials are using a “When We Know, You’ll Know” policy to share event-related information with fans as soon as possible. Updates will be posted on www.EldoraSpeedway.com, directly to the patron accounts of fans who have purchased ticket and campsites, the Eldora Speedway email newsletter, and to the official Eldora Speedway accounts on social channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

About Eldora Speedway:
Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader 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 champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora celebrates its 67th consecutive season of racing in 2020 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing. Eldora’s 2020 calendar, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has over seven million views. Eldora’s official live stream video partner is FloRacing.

 

 

Walter rebounds to go top-15 at 141 Speedway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 8, 2020 – After a month-long break from competition, Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team returned to the track for the team’s 2020 debut outing the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Sprint Car Series at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on Sunday, July 5.

Walter opened the evening’s competition by timing in 12th in the 26-car field with a lap of 12.695 seconds around the third-mile semi-banked egg-shaped clay oval.

After lining up on the pole of the third 10-lap IRA heat race, Walter slipped to second when third starter Paul Nienhiser powered into the lead on the opening circuit. The 15th-year Plymouth racer held on to second place throughout the race to earn a spot in the dash redraw.

After drawing third starting spot in the second IRA four-lap dash to determine the top 10 starters in the A main, Walter fell to fourth when Scotty Neitzel got past on the opening lap. Walter held on to fourth at the finish to secure the eighth starting spot in the 30-lap A IRA main.

“I feel like we found some speed and really have the engine dialed in,” Walter said. “I wasn't very excited about the qualifying laps that I put in because it just felt like I left something out on the table to be gained. I was pleasantly surprised to still end up being in the top 12 for the invert. It was nice to run the dash and work on the car a little bit more before the A and turn a few more laps.”

Walter held strong inside the top 10 in eighth during the opening two laps of the main event before the first of three caution flags was displayed on lap 2 when Austin DeBlauw spun to a stop in turn four.

On the restart, Walter got high in turn one and brushed against the wall before returning to the racing groove in 11th place. After closing on the 10th place car of Robbie Pribnow, the red flag came out on lap 10 when Danny Schlafer and Jeremy Schultz tangled hard in turn two just in front of Walter, who also got caught up in the incident.

Walter then retreated to the work area to replace a broken steering assembly before returning to the track at the rear of the field.

“The A main was frustrating for us as a team,” Walter said. “We really started off well and I felt like I was getting a rhythm before the first caution. On the restart, I was hit in the helmet by a rock and it flipped open the shield of my helmet, and I was blasted with dust and dirt. I ended up riding up the wall and was able to stay in the throttle and drive off of it.

“I started to find a rhythm again then a few laps later I was making up what we had lost position wise when I drove into turn one and did my best to slow down for two cars that were stopped in the middle of the corner,” he said. “However, there wasn't much I could do to turn off the cushion and avoid the incident. We went to the work area and had to change the drag link for the steering.”

Walter wasted no time in battling back along the high groove to pass Chris Flick and Hunter Custer on lap 11 before moving around Kris Spitz and Jereme Schroeder on lap 15 and lap 16.

Two laps later, Jack Blackhurst ran into the back of Walter’s car and spun along the frontstretch to bring out the third caution of the race.

Walter then moved to the low grove over the final 12 laps to work past Kris Spitz, Jereme Schroeder, Robbie Pribnow and Jack Routson during the closing circuits to finish the eventful race, which was won by Bill Balog, in 15th place.

“After all the excitement early on, I had some work to do restarting in the back of the field,” Walter said. “On a smaller track like that and starting single file, you know it's not going to take long for the leaders to catch you so you got to make as many moves as fast as you can. We passed a bunch of cars early and were working our way through the field as the leaders started lapping us.

“Every car the leader puts a lap down you try to pass to gain another position,” he said. “I was running the high side the entire race and when leaders are coming through you just do your best to run your line and allow them to do what they need to, to get by. Unfortunately, we were caught up in the middle of the final caution when the second place car slid us in turns 3 and 4 and bounced off the wall I slowed to avoid any issue to not get collected in another incident and the third-place car ran into the back of me when I slowed. In my opinion, it was a racing deal, and sucks for everyone involved. After that the car still handled well, but as a driver I had enough issues for one night, so I decided to go to the bottom of the track and just ride out the rest of the race. We still passed some cars, but because of where we were on the track and laps down, we were only able to pick up a few positions.”

The next race for Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team will be the fourth annual Harry Neitzel Tribute Race with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series on Friday, July 10 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with engine warm ups at 5:30 p.m. and hot laps and qualifying to follow. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2020 season included JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Services, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Sheboygan by Owner, Home Transitions Sheboygan by Owner was created in 2003 to give sellers of real estate in Sheboygan, Calumet and Manitowoc Counites an avenue to sell their own home, while having a presence on the internet and access to real estate partners at a low flat fee rate, which allows them to keep more money in their own pockets.

Sheboygan by Owner also gives buyers a quick glance at “for sale by owner” properties at the convenience of their homes/phones without having to call on every home they drive by or hear about.

“Homebuyers can search the web to see what the homes have to offer, and then call on only the ones they have an interest in, saving them both time and money,” said Allison Smith of Sheboygan by Owner.

Smith is thrilled to be involved with sponsoring Josh Walter and Torque Racing for the 2020 racing season.

“This a great opportunity to both help Josh and his racing team and to have another avenue to promote our business,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Sheboygan by Owner properties, visit www.sheboyganbyowner.com

Home Transitions began in 2002 as a referral and buyer-only real estate company. By 2008, it blossomed into a full-service real estate company serving customers located mainly in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties, while reaching out to other outlying areas upon request.

“Home Transitions works best on referrals and the goal is to make the home buying and selling transition go smoothly for all parties,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Home Transitions properties, visit www.hometransitions.us

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

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

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule Friday, July 10 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 3 IRA events – 1 A-Main Victories – 0 B-Main Victories – 0 Top Five A-Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 0 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Carney II Produces Back-to-Back Sixth-Place Runs at West Texas Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (July 8, 2020) - John Carney II posted a pair of sixth-place finishes last weekend during the 2020 Scooter Matthews Memorial/Firecracker Shootout.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade and Burkham Contracting backed competitor piloted a 305ci winged sprint car for Scott Brown during the two-day event at West Texas Raceway.

The weekend began on a sour note as a DNS in a heat race on Friday relegated Carney II to the back of the main event. However, the team used a different car in the feature and Carney II hustled from 23rd to sixth. The performance earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We did have some mechanical problem and couldn't start the heat race," he said. "We didn't make a green flag lap until the feature. We ran back to the shop, which was down the street from the track, and grabbed another car.

"My transponder wasn't working properly both nights so the scoring was off. I had got to fifth, but there were some cautions that I got shuffled back. Every yellow I lost spots because they'd put me behind cars I was ahead of. I think I would have finished third or fourth the first night and that would have locked me into the next night starting in the top four. It could have been two top fives instead of having to pass as many cars as we did."

Carney II was on the move again on Saturday, advancing from fifth to third place in a heat race before rallying from 11th to sixth in the A Main.

"We were up to fifth at one point, but because I wasn't being scored right I got moved back to ninth on a caution, which turned into a red. I was behind some cars I hadn't been behind all night. Given the circumstances, to finish sixth both nights was a success."

Carney II will take this weekend off before resuming competition on July 18 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: DNS (1); Feature: 6 (23).

July 4 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 6 (11).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 3 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 18 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Burkham Contracting

"David and Jeff Burkham from Burkham Contracting bought a car from me last year and we've been friends since then," Carney II said. "They wanted to be a part of the team and we're grateful for their support."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, South Plains Towing, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

ALL STAR SPRINTS TO CONCLUDE OHIO SPEEDWEEK AT SHARON WITH "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" SATURDAY & JUSTIN SNYDER'S "SALUTE TO THE TROOPS" SUNDAY

 By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 8, 2020 For the first time since the 2001 Sharon Nationals, the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will be coming to Sharon Speedway for a two-day show. This Saturday and Sunday (July 11-12), Tony Stewart's travelling band will conclude the 38th annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Speedweek with a pair of $6,000 to-win races for the "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Premier Pallet & Recycling followed by Justin Snyder's "Salute to the Troops. Saturday's event will include the BRP Modified Tour, while the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will be part of Sunday's show. Fans are encouraged to experience the new Infield Fan Zone and take advantage of racing from this unique perspective for just the cost of general admission. Gates open at 3 p.m. each day with racing at 7.

Saturday's "Lou Blaney Memorial" will celebrate the life and accomplishments of the Hall of Fame driver, who won more than 600 feature victories during a five-decade career. The legend has at least 121 Modified wins and another 11 documented in a Sprint Car at Sharon alone. Blaney passed away in 2009 after battling Alzheimer's.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no friends and family dinner this year. There will still be the Chinese Auction with approximately 40 baskets, Lou Blaney Memorial T-Shirts will be on sale, and there will also be the live auction starting at 5 p.m. under the pavilion in the fan zone (see current items posted below). All of these proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

For the sixth straight year, Saturday's "Lou Blaney Memorial" will be under the All Stars' sanction, but first ever as part of Ohio Speedweek. It took 10 years, but there was finally a repeat winner for the Sprint Car portion of the "Lou Blaney Memorial" in 2018, and it was none other than track owner, Dave Blaney. Ironically, last season saw younger brother Dale Blaney capture his first event win to become the 10th different winner in 11 years!

Series owner, Tony Stewart, won the inaugural event in 2009. Mike Lutz was the first local winner taking the 2010 version. Texan Sam Hafertepe, Jr. won in 2011, while Californian Brad Sweet, who was the 2019 World of Outlaws champion, was victorious in 2012. Jack Sodeman, Jr. became the second local driver to win the prestigious event in 2013, while Dave Blaney won his father's memorial for the first time in 2014. Sheldon Haudenschild, who is in his fourth season with the WoO, won the 2015 event. Pittsburgh's Danny Holtgraver won the biggest race of his career in 2016. Christopher Bell, who has went on to NASCAR glory, won his first race at the track in 2017.

While rain washed out both scheduled All Star appearances in 2019 leading up to the "Lou Blaney Memorial", the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled both scheduled appearances by the Series before the "Lou Blaney Memorial" in 2020. Only one race has been completed during the 91st anniversary season at Sharon with Dave Blaney capturing his 32nd career "410" win at his home track on June 27, worth $3,000.

Justin Snyder's "Salute to the Troops" event, which honors one of open wheel racing's most loyal and dedicated supporters - the late Justin Snyder - as well as a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, will uproot from central Pennsylvania and move to Sharon for the first time on Sunday. The event will conclude Ohio Speedweek, which offers an $11,000 point fund with $4,000 going to the champion.

Snyder was a retired Army combat veteran who did two tours in Afghanistan as a proud member of the US Army 10th Mountain Division. Once retired, he moved to central Pa. before his passing on April 19, 2016. Remembered by those closest to him as a loyal friend and by anybody who met him, for his compassionate smile and wholehearted laugh.

The Wounded Warrior Project was founded by veterans and positions itself with veterans to support those in need including their families. It provides help through independent, peer, and family support including combat stress recovery services to help those struggling both physically and/or emotionally as they strive to adjust and integrate back into civilian life. As we salute Justin and the countless others who have struggled once separated from military life, let's all consider what we could to assist those who have selflessly served our nation.

"After four successful years in central Pa. at BAPS Motor Speedway, we are extremely excited to bring Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops race back home to Sharon Speedway," Derek Snyder explained, older brother of the late Justin Snyder and the Executive Manager & Partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. "My family's passion for racing began at Sharon. My earliest memories are my brother and I attending our father's company picnic hosted at Sharon Speedway during the Sharon Nationals, then camping out with our aunts, uncles, and cousins in the parking lot. Our father supported the track with pace cars and sponsorships clear back to the mid 80s. Snyder Pontiac Buick GMC Cadillac also sponsored Lou Blaney for several years. So, having the privilege to host Justin's race the same weekend as the Lou Blaney Memorial is an incredible honor."

"It just seemed very fitting for me to keep this going by bringing the race to Sharon," added Derek Snyder. "This is something I believe my brother would be incredibly proud of. I'm so grateful for our family's relationship with Lou and Kate Blaney over the years. I wanted to be certain that I had Kate's blessing prior to even considering this move and date. Thankfully, she obliged and here we are. I want to thank Jared of the All Stars for the Series' support, as well. This race has really taken on a life of its own, especially when you look at the past winners including Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Tony Stewart, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. I encourage all of our friends and family, including our central Pa. racing family, to join us in keeping Justin's memory alive as we honor our nation's bravest!"

Lee Jenson of Dragon Slayer Industries created a beautiful trophy for Sunday's All Star winner. The fastest qualifier will receive $500 in memory of Richard Murcko, provided by his brother Reggie Murcko. Richard was a devout race fan who attended his first races with his brother and continued to do so for many years at Sharon.

After four events of Ohio Speedweek, Cap Henry won the Attica Raceway Park opener followed by Monday's show at Wayne County, while Buddy Kofoid and Aaron Reutzel captured wins on Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway. Reutzel, the defending and two-time All Star Champion, leads both the Speedweek and Series points. Reutzel also leads the Series with five victories. After a night off on Tuesday, Speedweek is set to resume on Wednesday night at Brush Creek.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds make their first and only scheduled appearance of the 2020 season on Saturday night as they will round out the two-division show in a $2,000 to-win BRP Mod Tour event. Thus far this season, BRP has completed three events with Garrett Krummert winning the first ever event at Bedford, while last weekend saw New York's Erick Rudolph sweep the Lernerville-Tyler County shows, worth $5,000.

There have been nine different winners in 11 "Lou Blaney Memorial" Modified events. New York legend Jack Johnson captured the inaugural 2009 race, while local Ohio drivers Jim Rasey and Rob Kristyak stole the thunder in 2010 and 2011. Kevin Bolland won the prestigious event in 2012 and fellow western Pa. racer Dave Murdick joined him in 2013. In 2014, Rex King, Jr. won the event part of his dream season, while in 2015 Jim Weller, Jr. added his name to the win list. Rasey became the first repeat winner in 2016. Jeremiah Shingledecker got his first event win in 2017, while New York's Mike Maresca ended the locals' run of eight straight event wins thanks to his victory in 2019. Five years after his first win, King, Jr. added his second event win last season.

The third year RUSH Sprint Cars will complete Sunday's program in a $600 to-win event. The non-wing division was part of the June 27 program as Jeremy Weaver captured his first RUSH Sprint win at the track; Weaver is a former RUSH Sportsman Modified winner at Sharon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RUSH Sprint Cars have only raced one other show in the region with Zach Morrow winning at Pittsburgh. Chad Ruhlman is the defending two-time $5,000 Weekly Series Champion, but is not competing in 2020 to focus on his son Kevin's RUSH Sprint efforts.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon each day with pit passes and general admission ticket sales opening at 3 p.m. The All Star drivers meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts, warm-ups at 6 with qualifying and racing to follow.

Adult admission is $25 each day. On Sunday, veterans of war receive a $10 discount off general admission. Advanced and reserved tickets are on sale by visiting https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com/. Pit passes are $35. Children under 14, parking, and camping are FREE! Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

Saturday's "Lou Blaney Memorial" live auction items: * One of a Kind Corn Hole Boards * 4 Tickets to Richmond, VA NASCAR Xfinity & Cup races Sept 11-12, 2020 * 2 Tickets to the Indianapolis 500 - August 23, 2020 (Paddock Penthouse Section), along with 2 shirts and a signed Roger Penske photo * Ryan Blaney signed Menards helmet * Nick Bosa signed Ohio State Jersey * Cole Swindell signed guitar, photo and shirts * Dale Earnhardt, Sr. box of special books, die casts, magazines and other memorabilia * Large Signed Bobby Allison photo * Sprint Car Hall of Fame crystal decanter and glasses * VIP Suite for 8 to the WoO Late Model race at Sharon on August 22, 2020 * Men's watch courtesy of Thom Duma's * Harley Davidson stadium chairs, portable grill, wagon * Side board nose wing off of Dave Blaney's Sprint Car signed by Dave, Dale & Ryan * Tony Stewart signed items * Jimmie Johnson signed Lowe's die cast also signed by Rick Hendrick and Chad Knaus * Best Buddies Funko Pop's of Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Bubba Wallace (each signed) * William Byron signed die cast car, hat and t-shirt * Garage art signed by various NASCAR drivers including Hall of Famer Red Farmer * Richard Petty Print and Book * Signed NASCAR trading cards including one with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Richard Petty

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.

 

 

Added Money for Non Qualifiers and $1,000 Bounty Set for URSS Belleville Nationals

BELLEVILLE, Kansas (July 7, 2020) - The POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is in full preparation for the Belleville Nationals at the historic Belleville High Banks. The event is slated to take place on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st at the famed ½-mile dirt track.

A purse of more than $65,000 has been set, and drivers have a little extra incentive with an added money to many non qualifiers and a bounty to beat the two-time and defending champion, Jake Bubak.

On Friday, July 31st, the feature winner will take home a $2,500 pay day. Should the feature winner be other than the defending champion, an added $1,000 will be granted. Second place will pay $1,500, third-place $1,200, fourth-place $1,100, and fifth-place $1,000. The feature will pay $350 to start on Friday night. B-Feature non-transfers from 5th to 10th place will receive between $125 and $250 dependent upon finish, and all other non-qualifiers will receive $100 for their efforts.

Saturday, August 1st will begin a complete new show, however if a driver does not participate in Friday’s show they will not start any further forward than 11th place in the feature event. The feature winner of Saturday’s show will seize a $7,000 pay day, with yet another $1,000 in bounty money added should the feature winner be other than Jake Bubak. Second place will take home $3,500, third-place $3,000, fourth-place $2,500, and fifth-place $2,000. The feature event will pay $1,000 to start on Saturday night. B-Feature non-transfers from 5th to 10th place will receive between $300 and $425 dependent upon finish, with all other non-qualifiers receiving $250 for their efforts.

More than 30 drivers have pre-registered for the event to date from states across the Midwest, including Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more please visit the URSS official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up-to-date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS). Additional information about the Belleville Nationals can also be found on the Belleville High Banks official website, www.bellevillehighbanks.org.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway   The Wings Are Coming Off!


Join us this weekend for the sole non-wing sprint car event of the season at Knoxville Raceway: the second annual BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals.

The country's greatest non-wing sprint car drivers will take to the 1/2 mile of zook clay both Friday and Saturday for the $20,000 top prize. See full list of pre-entered drivers here. 360 winged sprints will also race on Friday and 410 winged sprints will race on Saturday.

Tickets are available online or at the ticket office on race day. All seats are general admission. Please sit in even-numbered rows only and leave three empty seats between groups in a row. Adult tickets are $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Teens are $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday. Children 12 and under are $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday. Hot laps start at 6:45pm each night.
Can't Be Here? Watch LIVE on DIRTVision.com


Can't make the trip to Knoxville Raceway this weekend? We've got you covered!

Tune-in to DIRTVision.com for full coverage on Friday AND Saturday.

Friday's coverage is $19.99. Saturday's show is $24.99. Or, buy the whole weekend for $24.99. Fast Pass subscriptions will not apply for this event.

For more information, visit www.dirtvision.com.
Happy Hour Drink Specials and Live Music Saturday


Before you head into the grandstands Saturday, join us for live music and beer specials on the midway!

Acoustic singer Jordan Beem will be playing from 4-6pm just outside the walk-in gates. Peace Tree Brewing Company Blonde Fatale and Berry Seltzer drafts will be $1 off. Domestic cans are $3 and Checkered Flag Concessions will also be open on the midway.
Stop by Peace Tree Brewing Company Downtown for 20% Off


Stop by Peace Tree Brewing Company, located in downtown Knoxville, for a special just for race fans!

Show your BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals tickets for 20% off your order on Friday and Saturday.

Plus, on Friday, the Caribbean Kitchen food truck will be serving dinner from 5 - 8pm.

Peace Tree Brewing Company is open from 2-11pm on Friday and 11am - 11pm on Saturday and offers indoor seating and an outdoor patio area.
First Jr. Fan Club Party of the 2020 Season this Friday


This Friday, Knoxville Raceway will host the first Jr. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood party from 5-6pm. The party will be held at the far east end of the midway under the grandstands.

Bring your young fans ages 12 and under to join us for ice cream, popsicles, games and prizes. We'll also have driver appearances by USAC stars Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Brady Bacon and Justin Grant. Knoxville drivers Jamie Ball, Matthew Johnson, Chris Martin and Matt Allen will also be in attendance.

All children who have signed up for the Jr. Fan Club are invited to attend. Children may also sign up from 5-5:15pm at the party. RSVPs ARE required so we can ensure proper social distancing. RSVP to KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com.
Weiler Night with the All Stars Tickets Go On Sale Monday


Tickets for the Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will go on sale starting Monday, July 13.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for teens and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available online or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets will be available at the ticket office on race day as well.

All tickets will be general admission. Seating will be in even-numbered rows only and three empty seats must be left between groups in the same row.

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will also host their annual induction ceremony on Saturday, August 1. For more information on the event and how to purchase tickets, click here.
Upcoming Events


July 10 - Jr. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood party 5-6pm

July 11 - Live music by Jordan Beem with $1 off Peace Tree Brewing Company Drafts

July 10 & 11 - BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals with USAC and WAR non-wing sprints, plus 360 winged cars on Friday and 410 winged cars on Saturday

July 18 - Van Wall Night - 410s, 360s and Pace Pro Sprints

 

 

HITTING THEIR STRIDE: Marks & CJB Score Four Top-5's to Close Out Speedweek
Team plans to catch last four events of Ohio Speedweek to keep rolling

CARLISLE, PA. - July 8, 2020 - As the temperature rises, CJB Motorsports and driver Brent Marks continue to field better results.

On Monday, June 29th, the team competed at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. as apart of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Marks timed in 5th, finished 2nd in his heat race and 4th in the feature. The following night, the schedule took car #5 to Grandview (Pa.) Speedway. Marks timed in 22nd, finished 5th in his heat race and 13th in the feature.

On July 2nd, the team took on Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway and timed in 15th, finished 4th in the heat race and 8th in the feature. The Mitch Smith Memorial was held at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on July 3rd. Marks timed in 10th, won his heat race and was involved in the battle for the lead before finishing 2nd.

The final night of Speedweek was held at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. Marks timed in 11th, won his heat race for the second straight night and finished 3rd in the feature.

For the week, Marks and the CJB team finished with three top-5's and seven top-10's in eight events. For their efforts, the team finished 5th in the overall Speedweek points standings.


Photo by Ashlee Book

"It was great to be competitive all week long and to run top-three in the last three races shows how good Barry and the guys have been," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "I tried like crazy to get us a couple there at the end but unfortunately I just could not get it done. It was a lot of fun to able to race like that."

With recent event postponements of the Kings Royal and Knoxville Nationals, the CJB team will be evaluating schedule options as they go. Up next will be the following events with Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions as apart of the Ohio Speedweek -

July 9th - Muskingum County Speedway - Dresden, OH
July, 10th - Portsmouth Raceway Park - Portsmouth, OH
July 11th - Sharon Speedway - Hartford, OH
July 12th - Sharon Speedway - Hartford, OH

"We'll carry that momentum into future races here and get us a few wins along the way," said Marks. "It will be nice to keep racing and get into a groove."

2020 STATS:
Events: 29
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 0
Top-5's: 8
Top-10's: 14
Heat Race Wins: 6
Dash Wins: 0

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

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

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

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Amantea Captures First Feature Win of the Season at Hamlin Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (July 7, 2020) - Joey Amantea highlighted a four-race week with his first feature victory of the 2020 season behind the wheel of a wingless micro sprint last Saturday at Hamlin Speedway.

Amantea also scored a 14th-place finish in wingless micro sprint car action at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Thursday, while continuing to gain experience behind the wheel of a 360ci sprint car during two nights of racing at Port Royal Speedway and at Bridgeport Speedway.

"We kind of had the best of both worlds as we finally got that win that I've been working for and I also learned a ton about racing bigger sprint cars," he said. "I'm aware on the sprint car side of things it's going to be a steep learning curve, so to get some laps in and still get a win in the micro sprint made for a great week."

Amantea kicked off the busy week with his first-ever visit to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Wednesday to compete with the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars as part of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek.

He started seventh in a heat race and advanced two position to finish fifth to lock himself into the feature in the 15th starting spot. In only his second career 360ci sprint car start in the Burke Racing No. 54, Amantea dropped to the 20th position before rebounding late to finish 18th.

"I made some rookie mistakes in the feature, but just to get to run on a track that size and experience that was so cool," he said. "Those first few laps in warmups was one of the best moments of my life. I learned a lot and we left in one piece so it was a good day."

Switching gears, Amantea returned behind the wheel of his family owned No. 88j wingless micro sprint and headed to Clyde Martin Speedway in Schaefferstown, Pa., on Thursday. He timed in 13th quickest among 39 drivers in attendance with a fastest lap of 11.210 seconds.

Amantea fell from fourth to seventh in a heat race after suffering power steering problems before he advanced from fifth to third in the B Main to qualify for the feature with the 21st starting position. He drove his way up to the ninth position before getting involved in an accident, knocking the left rear shock off the car and ending his night. He was credited with a 14th-place finish.

"The night started out tough and we didn't put ourselves in a great position really," he said. "But we rebounded quickly and had a super-fast car and bad luck just got in the way. That is just the way it goes sometimes."

Saturday was another night of micro sprint competition as Amantea headed to Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., for the first time this season. He showed speed early by advancing three positions in a heat race to finish third and secure the fifth starting position for the feature.

Amantea ran in third for most of the feature, but a caution with three laps to go allowed the Mt. Pocono, Pa., native a shot at the leaders and he capitalized by taking the lead just beyond the white flag to capture the win for the first time this season.

"That was by far the hardest fought win of my entire life as the track was really tough to pass on," he said. "I saw the top was coming in there late and figured I'd give it a shot on that restart and we only led one lap, but it was the most important lap and that's what matters."

Amantea wrapped up the week back in a 360ci sprint car at Bridgeport Speedway on Sunday. He began the night with a DNF in his heat race after starting sixth, forcing him to run the B Main. Amantea gained one position to finish fifth and secure the 23rd starting spot in the feature.

Continuing to get used to the feel behind the wheel of the much larger and powerful sprint car, Amantea advanced as high as 15th before using up his tires and in the end finishing 21st.

"We got wrecked in the heat race and it really was just another learning experience," he said. "We were doing okay in the feature, but the rookie in me came out and the tires went away. That's something I need to get better at is conserving tires."

Amantea will compete in three races this week as he plans to run his wingless micro sprint at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on Wednesday before jumping back into the 360ci sprint car for United Racing Club races at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 1 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. (Sprint car) - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 18 (15).

July 2 - Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Schaefferstown, Pa. (Wingless micro sprint) - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (4); B-Main: 3 (5); Feature: 14 (21).

June 4 - Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa. (Wingless micro sprint) -Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (5)

July 5 - Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. (Sprint car) - Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 5 (6); Feature: 21 (23).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com.

"JPA Masonry drives our race team," Amantea said. "Without their support I wouldn't be able to race. I'm very appreciative of all they do for me."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

Alex Pokorski hangs tough in MSA Gravity Park debut

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 7, 2020 – Competing at his third different track in his first three nights behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car, Alex Pokorski of West Bend displayed plenty of speed and resiliency, during the Midwest Sprint Car Association’s debut appearance at Gravity Park Speedway in Chilton, Wis. for the Firecracker 30 on Saturday, July 4.

Pokorski opened the evening by timing in 27th out of 33 cars with a lap of 14.347 seconds on the tight quarter-mile clay oval. After starting seventh in the third MSA 10-lap heat race, Pokorski moved up to fifth on the ensuing complete restart following a spin by Tyler Davis. The 21-year-old MSA rookie then slipped back to eighth as Justin Miller, Chris Clayton and Tyler Davis made their way by the No. 4 machine over the next five laps. Pokorski held on to finish eighth on the ultra dry slick racing surface.

“The car was good in the heat race and qualifying,” Pokorski said. “I felt fairly comfortable running both the top and bottom.”

Pokorski then lined up 15th in the MSA B main, which was slowed by six yellow and red flag sessions. On lap 4, Pokorski used the low groove to pass Kevin Seidler for 14th before Anthony Knierim brought out the second caution flag of the race on lap 6 when he stalled in turn four.

After restarting 13th, Pokorski worked hard along the high groove to move into 11th on lap 8. Following two more caution flags for spins involving Ken Schmick and Justin Miller, Pokorski found himself running 10th on the ensuing restart.

However, Pokorski spun on the following restart after tangling with Knierim in turn two. Pokorski recovered to restart 13th before a red flag was displayed on lap 14 when Josh Teunissen flipped after contacting the turn three wall.

Pokorski restarted ninth and held the position during a green-white-checkered finish to end the lengthy B main race in ninth.

“The B main was a lot of fun,” Pokorski said. “The only hiccup was the spin later in the race. The car felt good. The reason I spun was actually because my arm restraints got caught on the seats and stopped me from counter steering. Besides that hiccup, I was able to race with people on the inside and outside and I felt fairly competitive. I liked the restarts. They were nice because they helped bunch up the field and created closer racing. I am scheduled to be back in the car on July 18th at Plymouth. I’m just looking forward to getting more seat time.”

Paul Pokorski, who scored his 11th career 360 Sprint Car A-main victory in his last outing at The Plymouth Dirt Track on June 6, will return to the seat of the No. 4 360 Sprint Car for an MSA event at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. in conjunction with the Interstate Racing Association on Friday, July 10.

Paul is also scheduled to compete at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis. on Friday, July 17 for the second annual Dave “Hagar” Nelson Memorial Race.

Sponsors for the 2020 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports would like to welcome back Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a sponsor for the 2020 racing season.
Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects.
Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success.
Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006.
In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focused on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012.
In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom.
“Quest Engineering came on board with Pokorski Motorsports in 2018 and we are excited to have them back for their third season with us,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.
2020 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule.
Friday, July 10 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Friday, July 17 – Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing, Seymour, Wis.
Saturday, July 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2020 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 5
MSA events – 4
IRA events - 0
A Main Victories – 1
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Hill Posts Career-Best Knoxville Raceway Finish

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Alex Hill enjoyed her career-best Knoxville Raceway result among a large and strong field of cars last Saturday night during the second night of a doubleheader at the track.

"Daryl gave me a really fast car," said Hill, who ran in the top 10 for much of the race before eventually finishing 16th. "James Fisher, Charlie's son, also gave me a little driving advice and that seemed to help, too."

Hill began her night by qualifying 10th quickest in the 38-car field.

"We were happy with our qualifying run, especially since it's so important to qualify well at Knoxville," she said. "We race quite a bit, but we rarely do time trials anywhere other than Knoxville so we're especially happy to qualify in the top 10."

Hill started third in her heat race.

"I actually dropped back to sixth early in the race, but the car was awesome on the bottom of the track and I was able to pass some cars and finish third," she said.

Hill rolled off ninth in the 24-car A Main.

"Our car was great and I was able to run in the top 10 for most of the race," she said. "Unfortunately, we had several restarts late in the race. They seemed to take me out of my rhythm and kind of messed with my head a bit. Looking back, I was also probably entering the corners too hard later in the race when the track slowed down."

Hill's evening on Friday didn't begin as well as Saturday and placed her in a hole she was unable to climb from the rest of the evening.

"Friday was disappointing because we felt we had a really good car in hot laps," she said. "We were 10th quickest. But the car was a little off in qualifying and I made some mistakes, too. We timed in 29 th (of 41) and missed the invert for the heat races.

"We went from eighth to sixth in our heat race. We started ninth in the B Main and that's where we finished. We just started too deep in each race to be able to do much."

Next up, Hill will return to competition with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with her first-ever visit to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 9 (9).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., 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 - Lettrage Pixel

With nine years of designing experience, Lettrage Pixel has and continues to give its customers the best looking logos, fleet designs, race cars and everything in between. For more information, visit http://www.LettragePixel.com.

"Lettrage Pixel does the graphics for our car," Hill said. "They also designed my helmets. We're really happy with their work."

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

 

 

Crockett Scores Best 410 Result at Knoxville Raceway in Nearly Seven Years

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Roger Crockett posted his best 410ci winged sprint car feature finish at Knoxville Raceway since August 2013 last Friday.

Crockett ventured to 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World' for a rare doubleheader in the division.

"It was up and down," he said. "Our motor runs really good. We had good speed at times. We tried different things and we learned a lot."

The weekend began on Friday when Crockett was fast from the time he unloaded.

"We were fastest in our group of hot laps and ended up fourth overall," he said. "That doesn't mean much, but it was satisfying for the amount of laps we have there. In qualifying we missed a little in one corner. Everybody is so close in qualifying. One tenth of a second was the difference of being seventh quickest."

Crockett qualified 14th quickest and he won a heat race to lock into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"We ran inside the top 10 most of the race and were battling with the seventh and eighth-place cars," he said. "On the last restart with three laps to go, I knew better, but I followed somebody and they got fouled up. I got caught behind them and we lost a couple of spots."

Crockett finished 12th, which was his best outing in nearly seven years during select starts at the half-mile oval.

"We were somewhat happy because I feel like our car was good enough to run in the top five," he said. "That was encouraging.

"On Saturday we tried some little different things with gearing and stuff. Our car felt pretty good in qualifying, but the couple things we tried hurt our speed a little bit and again about one tenth would have put us in the top 10."

Crockett kicked off Saturday's show by timing in 14th quickest. He won a heat race for the second straight night to garner the 11 th starting position for the A Main.

"In the heat race we changed just a couple little things and we were perfect," he said. "(Davey) Heskin got the jump on us and got away from us. We reeled him in, got by him and pulled away. We were really, really good. I was pretty happy and thought I found something. We changed nothing for the feature. We started in the sixth row and didn't get a good start and just didn't go anywhere. It didn't feel horrible, but we didn't have any speed. It was a good learning experience because the track slowed down a lot. We didn't make enough changes to accommodate the speed change in the track."

Crockett will resume Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action this Saturday when he visits Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the first time since his debut in June 2005. He placed fifth during that race.

"I remember it being dry at one end and really wet at the other end of the track," he said. "I remember it being kind of tricky."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (11).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (11).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Maxim Chassis and Indy Race Parts

Maxim Racing is one of the world's leading sprint car chassis design and engineering companies. For more information, visit http://www.RaceMaxims.com.

Indy Race Parts specializes in new and used sprint car, midget and mini sprint parts. For more information, visit https://indyraceparts.com.

"We're extremely happy with what Maxim Chassis and Indy Race Parts have done for us," Crockett said. "They've helped our race program out a lot and got us back on track. The cars have been really consistent."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Venturing to Riverside International Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (July 7, 2020) - Danny Sams III is slated to run the longest stretch of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action beginning this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.

The series visits the bullring in West Memphis, Ark., marking the first of five straight weekends with at least one currently scheduled race. It will also be the sixth time the Sams LaMountain Racing driver has competed at the oval, where he last raced in October 2017.

"It's a unique place and it's fun," he said. "We've been going to so many tracks for the first time this year it will be nice to return somewhere we have laps. Racing on small tracks makes it more racy and about the driver. When you get it right you definitely get it right. If we can get it right I'm going to really enjoy it."

Sams III was in contention to win a race at the oval in 2016.

"I led almost the whole race when I was 14-years-old before me and Sammy Swindell got together with three laps to go," he said. "A couple of other times we've been there we either got caught up in a wreck or didn't run well."

The team's best result at the track is a 19th-place finish.

"Hopefully we can get off to a strong start in our heat race and can set ourselves up for success," Sams III said.

He enters the race ranked 15th in the championship standings - only 46 points out of the top 10.

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Secures Pair of Top-10 Finishes During USCS Series Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (July 7, 2020) - A pair of top-10 results highlighted a busy week of racing for Marshall Skinner.

"Since I'm waiting for parts to repair my good motor, I'm down to a small, home-built engine that my uncle is letting me use," he said. "It runs good, but it doesn't have the power I'm used to so I'm happy with any decent finishes I get."

Skinner's best run of the week was a sixth-place finish during a USCS Series show at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., last Thursday.

"Fortunately, the track at Riverside blew off and was slick," he said. "That was a lot of fun since you don't need a lot of motor on a track like that.

"I started second in my heat. I led most of the race until Mark Smith slid by me. I was able to slide him back and get the win."

Skinner's heat race victory placed him third on the A Main starting grid.

"I was actually able to get by Terry Gray, who started on the pole, at the beginning," he said. "But the fast line was against the wall and I kind of got pinned down low since I started on the inside row. I eventually got to the outside, but lost a few spots before then. Once I got to the outside, about the only one who passed me was Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) and he passed a lot of cars."

The track surfaces at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday and at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday weren't as kind to Skinner's under-powered sprint car.

"Little Rock was okay, but it was like taking a knife to a gunfight," said Skinner, who transferred from the B Main to finish 17th in the main event. "The track was really heavy and there was a stellar field there. I was just happy to make the show."

Similar track conditions welcomed him during a USCS Series event at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday.

"Lexington was a track where you hold it to the floor and run it against the cushion without lifting," said Skinner, who finished 10th in the A Main after starting 11th. "It was another horsepower track and I just don't have the power. My motor is mainly a get-you-in-the-show motor."

Next up for Skinner will be a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race at Riverside International Speedway this Saturday.

"I'm hoping the track will blow off again so that I can be competitive," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 1 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 17 (20).

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

July 3 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - West Tennessee Expediting

West Tennessee Expediting is a trucking company based in Ripley, Tenn.

"West Tennessee Expediting is a great expediting service for someone who needs something in a hurry," Skinner said. "I've known Jeff Bruckner, who owns the company, for about 20 years. Jeff is a big supporter of racing. He's a former racer and we're good friends. I really appreciate his assistance this year."

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

 

 

Starks Nearly Nabs Two Top 10s During Doubleheader at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Trey Starks kicked off a two-race weekend at Knoxville Raceway by posting his third straight top-10 performance at the oval last Friday.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver was on pace to top that result the following night before a late-race crash resulted in a DNF.

"We got a big chunk of dirt through the right side and it hung the throttle open," he said. "I got into the cushion a little bit in turns three and four. It caved the panel in and hung the throttle. We crashed going into turn one. That was pretty wild. I got the engine shut off in the middle of flipping."

Starks noticeably improved his qualifying result at the track each night, timing in fourth quickest on Friday and second quickest on Saturday. He placed sixth in a heat race both nights and made the feature inversion, starting sixth on Friday and fourth on Saturday.

"We're definitely getting some speed," he said. "Our qualifying is getting better, which is something we were missing and struggled to figure out. We're constantly making changes to the car and learning every week. It was good to get speed back.

"We were just off a little bit in the feature on Friday. The track was slightly different than we anticipated. It got a little bit slicker and the cushion was pretty big. We maintained pretty well throughout the duration, but we faded a couple of spots on the last restart."

Starks' 10th-place outing was his sixth top 10 of the season.

It looked like he'd add to that total throughout much of the feature on Saturday as he was running in sixth place with four laps remaining when the hung throttle resulted in the car hitting the wall in turns one and two.

"I was battling for a top five pretty much the whole race," he said. "We had a good race going before we got into trouble late in the race and got upside down. I was happy with our speed overall last weekend."

Starks, who ranks 10th in the championship standings, will return to Knoxville Raceway this weekend. He'll compete in the 360ci winged sprint car division on Friday and the 410ci winged sprint car class on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 10 (6).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 23 (4).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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 - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"Brown & Miller Racing Solutions has worked with members of our team for a long time," Starks said. "They are a trusted company that produces top-notch products so we are thrilled to have them support our team."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, 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, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Borrowing Engine From Stenhouse Jr. to Run ASCS National Tour Event at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (July 7, 2020) - Patience is key both on and off the track for a veteran race car driver.

Derek Hagar elected to take last week off from competition in an effort to make sure his new engine is 100 percent perfect before he hits the track.

"We could have rushed it, but we're putting a brand new power plant together," he said. "We decided we didn't want to miss something important and have a bigger issue. We took a step back to take the week off. Our plan was to run Saturday, but weather wasn't on our side."

Hagar will borrow an engine from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to compete this Saturday during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"It's been a tough year for sure with everything going on in the world," he said. "We haven't got to drive our stuff. When we get in other peoples' cars we've been contenders. We know what we're capable of. We'll have a good Dynotech engine under the hood this weekend."

Hagar has enjoyed a lot of success at Riverside International Speedway, where he was last victorious in October 2017. He also scored multiple wins at the oval in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

"I consider that track home," he said. "I've taken the opportunity since we haven't gotten to race to spend as much time there as I can helping with track prep and the night program whether I'm a push truck driver or whatever. I've made laps there this year, just not many in a race car."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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 .

"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

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

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Racing Find Victory Lane at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2020) - Justin Henderson had a premonition last Saturday as 'God Bless America' played through the loudspeakers at Knoxville Raceway during our nation's holiday. He pictured himself taking the checkered flag and making the right turn into Victory Lane.

Then, just before the feature, he was walking back to his car when he spotted something shiny in the Iowa dirt that was calling out to him. He went over and picked up the item - a heads up quarter. He decided to tape it to the back of his seat for good luck.

With a storybook ending in his mind and a good luck charm along for the ride, Henderson's feeling turned to reality as he wheeled the Mike Sandvig Racing sprint car into the Winner's Circle to cap off a weekend doubleheader at the famed half-mile oval.

The win was worth $4,000 and backed up a solid ninth-place finish during Friday night's opener. It also served as the first 410 sprint car win for Sandvig as a car owner.

"Call me crazy, but from the very beginning of the night I just had this feeling that it was going to be something special and just couldn't shake that feeling," Henderson said. "Right before we went out, Mike asked me what I thought and I told him we were going to win that race. It was like we were supposed to win."

The successful weekend began Friday night with Henderson laying down a fastest lap of 16.368 seconds in time trials, which was good enough for eighth quickest among the 29 cars in attendance. He then finished fifth in a heat race.

Henderson lined up from the 12th starting position in the feature and ran comfortably around 10th before finishing in the ninth position. The top-10 result was the fifth of the season for the Tea, S.D., native.

"I tried the top of the track and I didn't like the way the car felt so I moved to the bottom as it was really where we had to be," he said. "I wasn't bad, but really the only thing I could do was wait for someone to make a mistake and capitalize."

The team made a few minor adjustments to the car for Saturday's finale, which started off with Henderson timing in at 16.714 seconds. That was seventh quickest and he followed with a fifth-place run in a heat race.

The feature inversion put Henderson on the pole for the main event. He quickly raced out to a sizeable lead and was working his way through lap traffic by Lap 7. With four laps to go, Austin McCarl pulled alongside of him in a bid to take the lead, but the red flag flew just in time to negate the effort.

Using the bottom of the race track, Henderson took off on the restart and he briefly lost the lead with two laps to go, only to cross back under McCarl heading to the white flag. Fighting a wing cylinder issue, Henderson moved to the top of the track to protect the lead and it almost cost him as Brian Brown made a last-turn effort to overtake him on the bottom. The two cars drag raced out of turn four and Henderson took the checkered flag by less than seven tenths of a second to earn the win for the first time at the track since 2015.

"I didn't know what it was, but I could feel there was something wrong and I just tried to hold on that last lap," he said. "I was doing my best to just stay off the wall and hold off Austin and Brian came out of nowhere to give me a fight. I honestly don't know how we held on other then it was just meant to be."

While the win broke a five-year drought at the track for Henderson, he was more happy for Sandvig and to be able to celebrate with his son in Victory Lane.

"Mike and his guys have worked so hard to make this deal happen and I honestly think I'm happier for him then myself," he said. "And then to get to take my son up on the wing and to do it on the Fourth of July, it's like all the stars aligned. Hopefully it's the first of many more wins for us together."

Henderson will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for another regular weekly show. He enters the race ranked seventh in season standings - only 67 points out of second.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 9 (12).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Buildings

Morton Buildings builds the finest, pole barns, equestrian buildings, steel buildings and more. For more information, visit http://www.MortonBuildings.com .

"We've had a relationship with Morton Buildings for more than four years and they've really grown in the racing scene," Sandvig said. "We're thrilled to have such a reputable sponsor as part of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank Boji Custom Metal Works, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Eszlinger Electric, Blud Lubricants, GRP Motorsports and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Heading to Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana for World of Outlaws Races

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 6, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi is joining the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series during a trio of races this weekend.

The action begins on Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, before shifting to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., on Saturday for the Badger 40. Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., hosts the weekend finale on Sunday.

Scelzi has limited laps at 34 Raceway - he placed seventh in 2017 during his lone appearance - and at Wilmot Raceway - a 12th-place result highlights two career starts in 2016. This weekend will be his debut at Terre Haute Action Track.

"I'm looking forward to three races at three tracks, which are all different sizes," he said. "It will be a good challenge to go to a different track with a different shape three nights in a row."

Scelzi competed with the World of Outlaws last weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway, which hosted the Independence Day Shootout. It began on Thursday with qualifying for the Friday and Saturday programs.

"Every year you go there it's all about your pill draw," he said. "If you pill draw bad you won't qualify well. That's exactly what happened. We were one of the last to go out in both sessions. We qualified where you expect someone to going out that late in qualifying."

Scelzi timed in 18th quickest for Friday's program and 20 th quickest for Saturday's event.

He then advanced a position to finish fifth in a heat race to open Friday's competition. That locked him into the 15th starting position for the main event.

"I felt decent in the heat race," he said. "Then in the main event the track was really wet around the bottom. We were tight and lost a couple of spots to finish 17th."

Scelzi again gained a position to place sixth in a heat race on Saturday. He lined up 16th and drove into the top 10 during the A Main.

"In the main event I think I was ninth or 10th when a red flag came out," he said. "The three cars in front of me, I was right there with them prior to the red flag. I thought we'd be able to at least get another position or two. We pushed back off after the red flag and I had no brakes. The cushion was against the wall so you had to use the brake to rotate the car up top and on the bottom you had to really slow down. With no brakes I wasn't able to do that. I felt like we had a good recovery to be running in the top 10 so it was frustrating to run into that problem."

Scelzi salvaged a 15th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (15).

July 4 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 15 (16).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the Badger 40; and Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

Panella Trucking is one of the largest agriculture carriers in California. For more than 80 years Panella Trucking has been servicing farmers, packers and processors by hauling agricultural goods and providing quality trucking services. For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com .

"The Panella Family has been one of our longest supporters," Scelzi said. "They helped when my dad was racing in the 1990s and possibly in the 1980s. I've known their family my entire life and they've supported both my brother and I. It's great to have a friendship and racing relationship with such great people like the Panella Family."

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

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Online Auction Set to Start Saturday at 8 a.m.!

Knoxville, IA, July 8, 2020 – The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is planning a week long online auction beginning Saturday, July 11 at 8 a.m. CST and ending Saturday July 18 at 3 p.m. CST. The auction will showcase over 40 items donated to the museum for auction purposes.

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, normally holds up to seven live auctions a year, but this year, has elected to go online as big racing events have been either postponed or canceled for the season.

“The pandemic has affected everything in society, and in racing as well,” says National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director, Bob Baker. “Our museum has been in the same boat, and we thought maybe an online auction would be good for race fans who don’t normally get to see us, or can’t this year. Unfortunately, it’s a year where we won’t get to see as many of our supporters, so we thought this would be a good idea. We’d like to thank the folks from Steffes Group for helping us out with this.”

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. A large assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia will be a part of the auction, including: an autographed and framed display including autographs from all participants in the 1997 Winston 500 in Talladega, Albama (Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Bill Elliott, Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip and many more; lighted Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum signs; Kasey Kahne framed and autographed gloves; autographed Kyle Larson glove; signed visors, prints, and much, much more!

The following link will give you the Lot Listing, and the information you need to register!

https://steffesgroup.com/Auction/AuctionDetails?Name=national-sprint-car-hall-of-fame-museum-aucti-32806

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN IN ACTION ON JULY 11, URC SPRINTS JOIN THE ACTION JULY 18TH

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 7, 2020 . . . Veteran Modified stock car racing talent Doug Manmiller tops the standings in the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Modified point standings at Grandview Speedway with 576 tallies. Manmiller is looking for his first championship at the Berks County clay oval where he has visited victory lane 28 times.

Brian Hirthler, Sportsman champion in 2017, is looking to add a second title as he leads the early season T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman standings with 477 counters.

Both Manmiller and Hirthler will be looking to improve on their record as they take part in the Saturday, July 11th doubleheader featuring the Modifieds and Sportsman.

Second in the Modified standings is 10-time champion Craig Von Dohren who has racked up 108 career wins at his home track. The last time Von Dohren won a title was in 2017. Von Dohren is just six points behind Manmiller. Jared Umbenhauer holds down third with 566 points. Defending Modified champion Duane Howard sits fourth in the early season point battle with 548 points and Brett Kressley is fifth with 489 counters.

Sitting second in the Sportsman standings is Jack Butler, the winner of the first point race of the season, with 446 points. Mark Kemmerer is third having earned 443 points. Fourth spot is held by veteran Ryan Beltz with 423 tallies followed by defending Sportsman titleholder Brad Brightbill who has earned 399 points in the first two point events of the season.

Saturday’s doubleheader of Modifieds and Sportsman will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free.

The United Racing Club Sprinters will top the program on Saturday, July 18th, for their only appearance of the season. Making it a tripleheader show will be the Modifieds and Sportsman, part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. Adult admission will be $25 with youngsters 6 through 11 paying just $5. Kids under 6 are admitted free. As is the norm for Saturday night racing action will get underway at 7:30 p.m.

Fans attending events at Grandview are reminded to practice social distancing. Masks are recommended but not mandatory and if you are not feeling well please consider staying home.

Additional information on racing at Grandview Speedway can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook, or telephone 610.754.7688

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series Takes to RPM Speedway for Wheatshocker Nationals This Weekend


HAYS, Kansas (July 6, 2020) – The Mel Hambelton Ford Racing POWRi United Rebel Series will gear up for 12th Annual the Wheatshocker Nationals at Rolling Plains Motor Speedway in Hays, Kansas on July 11th and 12th. This race has been a long standing staple on the URSS schedule since 2008 and for many years the highest paying race to win in 305 competition.


On Saturday, July 11th with the URSS Sprint Cars will be the IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Compacts. General admission is $5 for ages 6 and up, children ages 5 & under will be free admission.


Sunday, July 12th the POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing Wheatshocker Nationals feature winner will net an outstanding $2,000 pay day. The Sunday portion of the event will pay competitors $200 to start. In attendance with the Sprint Cars will be the IMCA Modifieds and Stock Cars. General admission is $5 for ages 6 and up, kids 5 & under free.


On Saturday and Sunday, gates will open at 4PM with hot laps slated to begin shortly after 6PM and green flag action starting at 7PM each night. Both nights will have live audio via RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Remaining July Events Lost to COVID-19 Pandemic

OSWEGO, NY (July 7, 2020) - Over the weekend, the New York State Governor’s office issued its latest update to the executive order regarding race tracks operating with fans in attendance, now barring entry for spectators through Sunday, August 2. This information has forced Oswego Speedway to cancel racing for this Saturday, July 11, and next Saturday, July 18.

“Making these announcements has truly been increasingly difficult with each event we have cancelled,“ said track owner, John Torrese. “We are still talking with elected officials every day, and thank our local government for all of their support in getting us up and running as soon as possible. The Speedway is taking a very close look at the legal, financial, and health related risks associated with re-opening and assures everyone that as soon as it is possible to welcome fans back, the gates will open, but it is in our best interest to continue to follow State guidance at this time.”

Racing for the next two weeks would have included a regular show for Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the J&S Paving 350 Supermodifieds this Saturday, with the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified plus a full program for SBS and 350’s next weekend. These two shows were to be presented by J&S Paving, and C’s Beverage Center, respectively.

If the Speedway is permitted to re-open with fans, the brief 2020 slate would see at least three special events through the month of August, including the potential rescheduling of the Jim Shampine Memorial, and Mr. Supermodified. Classic Weekend remains unaffected at this time.

Closed track testing continues this Friday, July 10. Teams are welcome to sign up by emailing oswegospeedway@gmail.com. Registration forms or other paperwork may still be mailed to the track office.

For the latest updates from Oswego Speedway, visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or Instagram @OfficialOswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The 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 the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 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, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Sprintcar All Stars 2020-21 Schedule

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series are pleased to announce their schedule for their upcoming 14th season. “We realise that the Covid-19 virus is still having an impact especially for those of us that live in Victoria but we still have to stay positive and plan as if the season will go ahead as normal because we have to, and then just hope as the next couple of months pass we will see a dramatic improvement and life will hopefully go back to almost normal.” Promoter Searle tells us.

Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers have also come back on board as naming rights sponsor. “Again we
have to thank Andrew Elder and the team at Mainline for their continued support of our Series.” Searle said.

Dates & venues have been mixed up a bit this season. With an earlier than usual start the tradition continues by holding the opening round and the Final at Timmis Speedway, Mildura. We are pleased to announce Western Speedway, Hamilton have locked in a round. Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier has gone back to their old date in November. Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham and Heartland Raceway, Moama have also secured 2 rounds each. The All Star Challenge date is again locked in for January at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway.

Dates are –

October 24 – Col Beasley Memorial, Timmis Speedway, Mildura VIC November 14 – Borderline Speedway, Mt.Gambier. SA
November 21 - Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW

November 28 -- Murray Bridge Speedway, Murray Bridge, SA December 5 – Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham VIC December 12 – Western Raceway, Hamilton VIC
January 9 - Timmis Speedway, Mildura VIC

January 16 - $10K All Star Challenge, Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway, VIC February 6 - Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham, Vic
February 20 - Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW February 27 – Timmis Speedway, Mildura. VIC



 

 

Rico Abreu highlights nine-race PA Speedweek campaign with Lincoln Speedway win; Third with All Stars at Wayne County Speedway

Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Event: Keith Kauffman Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 23rd (12th)

Dates: Friday, June 26th – Saturday, July 4th
Event: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek
Series: Open Event
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Williams Grove Speedway – June 26th: 20th (6th)
Lincoln Speedway – June 27th: 5th (6th)
Selinsgrove Speedway – June 28th: 2nd (2nd)
Lincoln Speedway – June 29th : 1st (1st)
Grandview Speedway – June 30th : 23rd (21st)
Port Royal Speedway – July 1st: 11th (10th)
Hagerstown Speedway – July 2nd: 4th (6th)
Williams Grove Speedway – July 3rd: 4th (5th)
Port Royal Speedway- July 4th: 3rd (3rd)

Date: Monday, July 6th
Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish: 3rd (4th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 7, 2020) – The months of June and July have been full steam ahead for Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing, most recently completing the 2020 edition of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek in the heart of Pennsylvania Posse Country.

Despite an intense schedule complete with nine races conducted over a nine-day span, Abreu persevered and put together an impressive stat sheet that included six top-five performances highlighted with a victory at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway. The Monday night triumph, leading every lap of the 30-lap contest, secured Abreu a $7,000 payday, as well as his first win of the 2020 season.

In addition to his victory in the Pigeon Hills, Abreu secured top-five results at Selinsgrove Speedway (second), Hagerstown Speedway (fourth), Port Royal Speedway (third), Williams Grove (fourth), and once more at Lincoln Speedway (fifth).

When the dust finally settled, Abreu was sixth in the final Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek championship standings.

“That was a lot of fun. We love racing in Pennsylvania. There aren’t very many places like it,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/Salty’s BBQ/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car. “Racing that much can be strenuous, but my team never gave up. We kept working and working and the results definitely followed. I can’t say how proud I am enough.”

After an off-day on Sunday, July 5, Rico Abreu returned to competition on Monday, July 6, but this time in the Buckeye State, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions at Wayne County Speedway for a round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Picking up right where he left off, Abreu scored a top-five in his first Ohio Sprint Speedweek outing, finishing third after starting fourth on the feature grid.

Rico Abreu’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign will continue later in the week. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online for continuing details regarding his final schedule.

Don’t forget, Rico Abreu will be visiting Sweeney Buick GMC on Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m, prior to Sharon Speedway’s Lou Blaney Memorial. Fans attending the appearance can expect to see his car on display, as well as the hauler and all-new merchandise.

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

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

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ricosvan
2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 23
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 8
Total Top-10s: 10
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Donny Schatz highlights Cedar Lake visit with 11th-place finish on Friday

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, July 2nd – July 4th
Event: Independence Day Spectacular
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Thursday: 2nd (2nd)
Friday: 11th (11th)
Saturday: 14th (10th)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 2454-points | third (116-points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 7, 2020) – Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing put together a consistent weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, and capped their three-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series outing with a second, 11th and 14th-place finish, respectively.

Although not accumulating points toward the season-ending title, the ten-time Series champion opened Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular with a runner-up finish during ‘Elimination Feature’ action on Thursday, July 2.

Schatz’ 11th-place run on Friday commenced from the exact same position, while his 14th-place outcome on Saturday resulted from row five. All stats considered, Donny Schatz is now third in the World of Outlaws championship standings, trailing point-leader, Brad Sweet, by 116 markers.

Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 team will continue their quest toward the 2020 World of Outlaws championship with a tripleheader weekend on Friday through Sunday, July 10-12. The Greatest Show On Dirt will visit 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Friday, Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, and Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Sunday.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

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

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg
2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 19
World of Outlaws Wins: 2
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 7
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 13

 

 

The Jonestown Jet ends 2020 PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten performances; Ohio ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 7, 2020) – A surefire contender during all nine nights of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek competition, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss put together a strong contingent of results during the 2020 edition of Speedweek, ultimately ending the nine-race stretch with six top-ten finishes, highlighting all results with a fourth-place outcome at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 4. The former Port Royal Speedway track champion earned a top-ten finish during each of his Speedweek visits to the ‘Speed Palace.’

In addition, Zearfoss earned top-ten outcomes during Speedweek action at Lincoln Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway, and Grandview Speedway. Zearfoss capped the week seventh in the final PA Sprint Speedweek championship standings.

“It was a solid week for our team. It feels good to be racing in our own backyard again. It’s a win for everyone involved, especially our partners. They have the opportunity to come to the track and be a part of everything,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/J.P. Adamsky Trucking/Bruce’s Speed Shop/No. 3Z sprint car. “I can’t thank Tye and Shane enough for their relentlessness during Speedweek. They are the hardest working crew in the pit area and the amount of dedication they put forward is second to none.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with a trio of starts with the All Star Circuit of Champions, rejoining the ‘America’s Series’ for a three-pack of Ohio Sprint Speedweek events on Friday through Sunday, July 10-12. The multi-time All Star winner will visit Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, followed by back-to-back Sharon Speedway visits on Saturday and Sunday.

Portsmouth’s Dean Knittel Memorial will award a $15,554 top prize, while Sharon’s doubleheader will award $6,000 each.

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 12
Top-10s: 24

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Rallied from 18th to tenth to open PA Sprint Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26. Earned six top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek including fourth-place finish during Port Royal Speedway finale.

 

 

Dietrich caps PA Sprint Speedweek with two victories, second in final standings; All Star starts loom

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 7, 2020) – Danny Dietrich’s 2020 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek performance was nothing short of stellar. The nine-race campaign, contested over nine straight days, brought ‘Double-D’ a pair of victories, as well as four top-five finishes, finishing no worse than eighth during the first eight nights of action. Occurring in consecutive fashion, Dietrich’s victories were earned during action at Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28.

Other Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek highlights for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing include a fourth-place run at Williams Grove Speedway on opening night, as well as a fifth-place performance at Grandview Speedway during night five.

Adding some extra flare to his Lincoln Speedway Speedweek victory, Dietrich earned the $9,200 Kevin Gobrecht Memorial payday over open wheel hotshot, Kyle Larson, clearing the California-native with two circuits remaining.

“It felt great to put a week like that together. I feel like we had a car that could win every night,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out and supporting Pennsylvania Speedweek. It’s pretty awesome to be out on the race track and look over and see so many people packing the stands. If it wasn’t for that, stretches like Speedweek wouldn’t be possible, and we all greatly appreciate the support.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with select Ohio Sprint Speedweek starts including a doubleheader at Sharon Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12. The Lou Blaney Memorial and Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops programs will each award $6,000 top prizes.

Don’t forget, Danny Dietrich will be visiting Sweeney Buick GMC prior to Sharon Speedway’s Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Fans attending the appearance can expect to see his car on display, as well as the hauler and merchandise.

SPECIAL THANKS: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards, Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance, Bollinger Construction.

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

STATS: 2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 16 Top-10s: 21 Wins: 4

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

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

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

2020 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15. Finished 12th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway (48 cars) on Friday, May 8. Finished third with All Stars during first-ever visit to Park Jefferson on May 30th. Earned first All Star victory of season during Monarch Motor Speedway visit on June 12. Earned four top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains campaign. Raced from 17th to third during Lincoln Speedway feature on June 20. Capped PA Sprint Speedweek with wins at Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. Earned four top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek.

 

 

Westfall scores back-to-back top-ten finishes during busy holiday agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (July 7, 2020) – Far from a relaxing vacation, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports took advantage of an extended holiday weekend and entered three events in four days, joining two of non-wing sprint car racing’s finer sanctioning bodies while visiting a trio of facilities scattered throughout Indiana and Ohio.

Although an average start, finishing 11th on Wednesday during USAC National Sprint Car Series competition at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports hit a higher gear two nights later and secured a top-ten performance at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Friday, July 3. The top-ten result, finishing seventh in the running order, officially, was the product of row seven.

Outdoing his Friday night rally in a big way, Westfall capped his weekend with a bounce from 14th to third during Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) action at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, July 4. Certainly no stranger to BOSS non-wing action, Westfall was the 2019 Series champion and earned four victories along the way, two at Atomic.

“It was an awesome weekend for our team. We didn’t achieve the ultimate goal, but to put on a show like that two nights in a row says a lot about what this team is capable of doing. Passing can be a premium, but we made it happen,” Matt Westfall said, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “I can’t thank Ray enough for this opportunity. We’re having a lot of fun right now. Winning would be more fun, but it’s tough to be disappointed over results like these.”

“I’m proud of this entire team,” Ray Marshall explained, “Matt (Westfall) and the guys are doing a great job and I’m proud of their results. I’m confident that our first win of the year is right around the corner.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will return to competition during the coming weekend. A final schedule of events will be determined at a later time.

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2019 Highlights: Earned the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led the first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway. Finished fourth during Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg Speedway on August 17. Earned BOSS Series victory during Kokomo Speedway’s Smackdown finale on Saturday, August 24. Finished fifth at Gas City Speedway on Friday, September 6. Earned Gas City Speedway victory on Friday, September 13. Finished fourth during action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, September 14. Advanced from 20th to 12th during USAC start at Gas City on September 26. Hard Charged twice during Sprint Car and Silver Crown starts at Eldora Speedway on September 28; 16th to seventh and 27th to seventh, respectively. Won BOSS main event at Atomic Speedway on October 5, clinched BOSS championship. Closed season with an eighth place finish at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 12.

2020 Wins: N/A

2020 Highlights: Kicked-off season with USAC action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Earned five consecutive top-ten finishes during sprint car action at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway (twice), Lawrenceburg Speedway, and Kokomo Speedway on June 17-21. Finished third during feature action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 27. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (seventh & third) during action at Kokomo Speedway and Atomic Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 3-4.

 

 

Thunder in the Valley

Belleville, IL. (07/06/2020) This weekend the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Engler Machine & Tool 600cc Outlaw Micros, and the POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprints will be on tap for a two day show at the famous Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri. The inaugural appearance for the Leagues, Valley Speedway presents the opportunity for two nights of back-to-back racing. Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th all three POWRi Series will be competing for the Thunder in the Valley Spectacular.

Michael "Buddy" Kofoid of Penngrove, Calif enters with the hot hand of having won three out of his six appearances this year with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Kofoid, driver of the Keith Kunz- Curb Agajanian Motorsports #67 enters this weekend's race coming off of two back-to-back wins, one coming at Lake Ozark Speedway June 13th, and Charleston Speedway June 26th.

The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League points battle is still heating up between the driver of the #44s, Andrew Felker, who recently took over the points lead, and #3N of Jake Neuman. #00 Trey Gropp, is also in the chase with a close third place in points with 10 races already being ran this year. This 3-day race weekend will be very crucial in points, with half of the race season left.

While the POWRi National & West Midgets will be in action both nights at Valley Speedway this weekend, the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros will also be in attendance in both Friday and Saturday's program. Harley Hollan will lead the series into action Friday and Saturday as the points leader. Only 90 points separate Hollan, and the second place, Joe B. Miller. The last time the POWRi Outlaw Micros visited Valley Speedway for Thunder in the Valley, Joe B. Miller swept the night on July 13, 2019.

POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprints will be alongside both, POWRi Midgets and Micros for Saturday's program. Coming off of a win at I-35 Speedway June 27 and also the POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprints Points leader, Stanley Kreisel out of Warsaw MO will be in attendance for Saturdays show. With only 12 races left in the season, the points battle is heating up. Stanley Kreisel leads, Brandon Smith follows in second and Chase Fischer rounds out the top three.

Information on Saturday 7/11 & Sunday 7/12 POWRi National, West Midget League & 600cc Outlaw Micro's Pits Open - All Day Driver Registration - 3:30pm to 5:30pm Drivers Meeting - 5:45pm Hot Laps - 6:00pm

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

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY POSTPONES JULY 18th AND 25th RACES

(Perris, CA, July 6, 2020) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian regrets to announce that the PASSCAR/IMCA Modified show scheduled for July 18th and the July 25th USAC/CRA Sprint Car race have both been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Except for the season-opening Night of Destruction on March 7th, all events on the track’s historic 25th season calendar have been postponed.

“I hate to have to make another announcement postponing races,” the longtime promoter said on Monday. “It is as frustrating on us as it is everyone else. We want to race. However, we will not be able to stage any events until we are cleared to allow fans in the grandstands. As soon as we get the green light that we can accommodate fans, we will be ready to go. I hope that will be sometime in August.”

While races have been postponed, the famous half-mile clay oval is still available for private testing and practice. For more information or to make a reservation, please E-mail kazariandon@gmail.com.

Fans can stay up to date on schedule developments, track and driver news on The PAS Facebook page or website.

Don Kazarian and the entire PAS staff are urging everyone to please take all necessary steps to stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the track as soon as it is possible.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Members to Receive Live Video of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Visit to Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 6, 2020) - A live video stream for the lone Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race this weekend will be broadcast via RacinBoys.

RacinBoys All Access members can tune into the event on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where the top national 360ci winged sprint car drivers will face off against the stout regional competition at the bullring.

It will mark the second of back-to-back nights with live video as RacinBoys All Access members will be able to watch the ASCS Sooner Region show at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Friday.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

Additionally, RacinBoys All Access members can listen to a live audio broadcast of the United Rebel Sprint Series' Wheatshocker Nationals hosted by RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., on Saturday and Sunday as well as the weekly program at Creek County Speedway on Saturday.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast returns to RacinBoys on Saturday night as well.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country.

Featured action this Saturday includes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo.; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Florence Speedway in Union, Ky.; and ASCS regional competition at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont.; at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; and at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., among other events across the country.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Skagit Speedway Hosting $1,000-to-Win Sportsman Sprint Showdown This Thursday

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 6, 2020) - Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars will be the featured division at Skagit Speedway this Thursday during the next round of Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

Funtime Promotions presents the Sportsman Sprint Showdown, which will pay $1,000 to win and $200 to start. Northwest Focus Midgets and Outlaw Tuners are also part of the program that will be aired live via Pay-Per-View at http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

Since racing is currently participant only in the state of Washington, Skagit Speedway has been dedicated to producing weekly races and bringing the action live to fans around the world.

The price for the Pay-Per-View is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

Bill Rude and Jesse Schlotfeldt have split the two previous Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars main events this year.

Evan Margeson is undefeated in two Northwest Focus Midget starts at Skagit Speedway this season.

James Bundy and Andrew Schukar each have an Outlaw Tuners win.

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

UP NEXT -

Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation featuring Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars, Northwest Focus Midgets and Outlaw Tuners

WATCH LIVE -

Skagit Speedway features a live video stream of its racing competition from hot laps through the checkered flag of the final race of the night. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skagitspeedway

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

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

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY -

Skagit Speedway is a premier 3/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval located in Alger, Wash. The season traditionally runs from April through September with featured divisions including Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners. The track also hosts special events each year, including a visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Setters Scores Third Straight Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Victory

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (July 6, 2020) - James Setters has finished first in each of the last five races he has been on the track at Electric City Speedway, where he swept the night last Friday during a Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series event.

Setters guided the Mike Quigley owned sprint car to heat race and feature triumphs for the second straight week. In fact, the only time Setters hasn't won while competing this year was during the heat race of the season opener when he placed second.

"We put all Slade Shock Technology shocks on last Friday and it was much more consistent," he said.

Setters won his heat race from the pole position to earn a spot into the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"It started raining after my heat and soaked the track," he said. "Mike brought the track back in and made it runnable. It was throttle down.

"I was running the middle to top. (Tim McCune) peaked his nose in going through traffic. He almost got by me, right up to the side of me. I had the moisture and he was in the slime so I got the run down the straightaway."

Setters survived the one close call and led the distance to remain undefeated in three feature races this year.

"I adjusted my line to figure out how to get through traffic," he said. "It was so fast that if you didn't really trust your car you'd be slower."

Setters will take the next two weeks off before returning to Electric City Speedway on July 24.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

July 24 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.setters.188

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

SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Produces Career-Best Weekend at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 6, 2020) - Kaleb Johnson enjoyed a pair of solid runs at Knoxville Raceway, including the best finish of his career at the track, during a doubleheader last weekend.

Johnson battled approximately 40 drivers each night to finish fifth on Friday and sixth on Saturday in the 360ci sprint car A Mains.

"We were really happy with our weekend in general," said Johnson, who posted similar results in qualifying, heat and feature competition each night. "It would've been even better if I didn't fade a bit at the end of each feature. But considering the number of laps we've raced at Knoxville compared to most of our competitors, I was really pleased. It's satisfying to know that we can race with them.

"I wasn't really expecting to do that well on Friday, considering the number and the quality of the cars that were there and my lack of experience. We qualified okay (14th of 41 drivers), but nothing great. We were able to move up a spot in our heat race after starting third and that put us in the 10th starting spot for the feature.

"We planned to try some different stuff for the feature, instead of running the bottom like we did the first two weeks. But the top wasn't the place to be and our car still handled well on the bottom. I was able to pick off a few cars and eventually got by Carson (McCarl) for fourth. But then I took a little too long getting around some lapped cars toward the end of the race and he was able to sneak back past me and I finished fifth."

Saturday night began with a similar qualifying effort - 12th quickest of 38 cars.

"I was a little disappointed with my qualifying on Saturday," he said. "I feel if I had watched the track a little closer, I could've done better. That's on me."

Johnson started fourth in his heat race.

"It's a bit hard to move up in your heat when you start fourth and have Carson McCarl and Davey Heskin on the front row," he said. "But I was able to move to third and finish there."

That placed Johnson in the 10th starting spot in the A Main for the second consecutive night.

"We had a really good car early in the race and were able to move up to fourth," he said. "I was about to pass Jamie Ball for third when the red came out. When the race restarted, I lost a couple of spots. Looking back, I should've searched around the track a little bit when the bottom went away in turns one and two. I think that's something that will come with more laps."

Johnson will return to competition at Knoxville Raceway this Friday.

"We're looking forward to going back there," he said. "I think we're really coming together as a team now. We're having a lot of fun."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 5 (10).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (10).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - State Bank of Fairmont

The State Bank of Faimont is a long-time supporter of local auto racing. The Minnesota bank offers full-service banking on a local and personal level. For more information, visit http://www.SBOF.com.

"It's exciting for me to have the support of the State Bank of Fairmont," Johnson said. "They've sponsored some pretty big-name drivers over the years and it's an honor for me to be included in that group."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecasts, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawncare, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki Guides SawBlade.com Sponsored Team to Feature Victory at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 6, 2020) - Scott Bogucki earned his first career feature triumph at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday to cap a stout weekend at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World' for the SawBlade.com sponsored competitor.

"When I left home a few years ago the only place I ever wanted to win a race was at Knoxville Raceway," the Australian said. "The other races, yeah that's the goal to win. But if I never won a race at Knoxville it would have really bothered me. I'm glad we got that out of the way."

Bogucki kicked off the weekend by qualifying seventh quickest on Friday before he charged from fifth to win a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"The first night in the feature I got the car way too tight," he said. "I fell back real fast. I was maybe 10th. I was trying to hang onto it. I searched and searched. I was too tight to run anywhere."

Bogucki hustled to a seventh-place outing.

Saturday began with Bogucki posting the fifth quickest time in qualifying. He then finished sixth in a heat race, but damage sustained during the race forced the team to work extra hard prior to Bogucki starting on the pole in the feature.

"I made a mistake in the heat race and knocked the rear end out of it," he said. "We thrashed to get it ready for the feature. We made half the adjustments that we did on Friday because I was not going to let myself get too tight again."

Bogucki led throughout the feature before slipping to second in the closing laps.

"I led one of these two years ago and Clint Garner got me with two laps to go," he said. "I was thinking, 'Not again.' I let it rip."

Bogucki stuck the bottom groove entering turn one on the final lap and edged into the lead exiting turn two. The battle for the win was nearly even in turns three and four with Bogucki using the bottom lane to propel him to the victory.

"It's the best race car I've ever had come feature-time at Knoxville," he said. "I've never had it where I could run it that hard and deep.

"I was looking at this weekend as a two-day test. I'm pretty happy with it."

Bogucki returns to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 7 (3).

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

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Additionally, SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour main event as well as the Victory Lane sponsor.

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

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Daniel Earns Career-Best World of Outlaws Result at Cedar Lake Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 6, 2020) - Mason Daniel produced his best weekend of the season during the Independence Day Shootout hosted by Cedar Lake Speedway.

Daniel made the most of his debut at the track, tying his second-best result of the season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last Friday before establishing a new career-best Outlaws finish on Saturday.

"It was a good weekend," he said. "We've had these flashes of good runs and then some bad runs follow. I think we're definitely improving. I am more consistent than I was at the beginning of the year."

Daniel qualified 19th quickest for Friday's show. He placed seventh in a heat race before winning the Last Chance Showdown, which earned a transfer into the back of the A Main.

"They reworked the track before the main event," he said. "It seemed like you could run wherever and maintain the same speed. I couldn't figure out where to run to be fastest and ended up on the bottom. I didn't really make any progress as we battled around 20th the whole race."

The 20th-place result was followed by a stout run on Saturday. Daniel, who had qualified 23rd quickest, finished eighth in a heat race before advancing from fourth to second place in the Last Chance Showdown. He then maneuvered from 20th to 13th in the main event.

"Saturday was a really good night in the main event," he said. "I think the track was in a different state starting earlier and it slicked off more. They reworked it for the A Main and it was a really racy track. I started off running the middle. Then I started moving up the track. I worked up to 11th or 12th. I destroyed the wall in turn four in the middle of the race and wasn't sure if I had a bent wheel. I was running pretty hard against it and thought there was a small cushion out of turn four. I went in harder than I had been to get a run on Dominic Scelzi and Daryn Pittman. Jacob Allen got by us when that happened. Then we had a red flag and I went to the bottom and lost a couple spots. I pulled my wing back and was able to run along the right rear of the cars running the bottom and made up ground in the closing laps."

Daniel's seven positions gained were the second most of the drivers in the field.

"It was a big confidence boost that we can start in the back and run toward the top 10," he said. "Thanks to my guys for the hard work. It's great to see our results improving."

Daniel has a trio of Outlaws shows on tap this weekend beginning on Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. He will then make his debut at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., on Saturday during the Badger 40. The weekend concludes on Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., where Daniel made his World of Outlaws debut in 2018.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (19).

July 4 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 13 (20).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the Badger 40; and Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Extreme Brand Products

Extreme Brand Products, which is based in House Springs, Mo., aims to be the leader in research, selling and marketing high quality race oil, race fuels and performance lubricants. For more information, visit http://www.ExtremeBrandProducts.com .

"This is the first time that Extreme Brand Products is getting into the sprint car world," Daniel said. "We're very excited to work with them with engine oil, rear end oil and brake cleaner along with degreasers. Their products are tremendous and will help us on our way to a successful season."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, Valley Pacific, BTC Bank, Dillon Risk Management, Razzle Dazzle, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Tackling Trio of Different Sized Tracks This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 6, 2020) - Next on the radar for Sides Motorsports is a tripleheader with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Team owner Jason Sides will compete on Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., during the Badger 40; and on Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. Tim Kaeding will be in a second car for the races at 34 Raceway and Wilmot Raceway.

"We have a trio of sizes of tracks to go to this weekend," Sides said. "It'll be nice to get into a normal routine of racing and then traveling and racing."

Sides and Kaeding both competed at Cedar Lake Speedway last weekend during the Independence Day Shootout.

Sides qualified 17th quickest, placed sixth in a heat race and advanced two positions in the main event to finish 15th on Friday. He followed that up on Saturday by timing in 14th quickest, ending seventh in a heat race, placing third in the Last Chance Showdown and gaining four spots in the feature to finish 17th.

Kaeding had similar results, ending Friday night 18th in the A Main and Saturday with a DNF.

"Hot was the key word," Sides said. "It was so hot. We struggled all weekend. We had a few little problems, minor things that were happening. On the final night TK said it felt like it was shaking so he pulled in. For me, the last 10 laps after I got lapped I passed six or seven cars, but it doesn't show it because you're a lap down. With a full load of fuel the balance wasn't very happy, but it felt great at the end of the night.

"Hopefully we can get rolling better this weekend and earn some better results."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

July 3 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 15 (17).

July 4 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 17 (21).

Tim Kaeding:

July 3 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 18 (16).

July 4 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 22 (11).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the Badger 40; and Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R.E. Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Records Two Top Fives During World of Outlaws Event at Cedar Lake

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 6, 2020) - Kerry Madsen manufactured the best weekend of his season during the Independence Day Shootout.

The Big Game Motorsports driver guided the Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored sprint car to a podium finish on Friday before finishing fifth on Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway, which hosted a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

The action began on Thursday when preliminary competition featured qualifying for both the Friday and Saturday programs. Madsen set quick time for Friday's show and he was third quickest for Saturday's event. The night concluded with an elimination race, which inverted the top 12 from Friday's qualifying session.

"Qualifying night went well," he said. "We had to start 12th in the race because of the invert. We went forward and moved ahead every time they had those five-lap runs. We figured we'd mess around a little bit. It was good to try something and get track time."

Madsen advanced to place sixth in the special race.

Friday's competition featured a runner-up result in a heat race and a fifth-place outing in the dash to give Madsen the fifth starting position for the main event.

"We were real strong at the end of the race around the bottom," he said. "If I picked up that line a little earlier we could have had a better result. Who knows. Once I found that line it came to us. I was moving around and got caught in traffic and lost a couple of spots. I moved to the bottom and got it all back and then some. It was great to get a podium. We were catching the leader so it was a great boost."

Madsen's second-place showing was his best result with the World of Outlaws this season.

It gave the team added momentum entering Saturday's finale. Madsen won a heat race and finished fourth in the dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We got up to second right away and were running really strong in the A Main," he said. "I felt we could challenge for the lead when we got into traffic. We were pushing pretty hard. The last restart with eight or nine laps to go we were running out of fuel and I had abused the tires by that point. I tried to hang on as best as I could."

Madsen salvaged a fifth-place finish, which was his fourth top five of the year.

The team plans to compete with the World of Outlaws this Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. Saturday's race will either be at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., with the World of Outlaws or at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 2 (5).

July 4 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 5 (4).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 14 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series; Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the Badger 40 with the World of Outlaws or Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., with the World of Outlaws

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Brian Brown Victorious in Both 410 and 360 Sprint Car Action at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 6, 2020) - Brian Brown highlighted a doubleheader at Knoxville Raceway with a pair of feature triumphs last weekend when his team competed in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car divisions.

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

"We were able to set quick time and I think we ran third in our heat," Brown said. "For the feature we got lucky with the draw to be on the front row. It was the same thing as the (360 feature). We ripped around there until we saw Lynton (Jeffrey). We moved down and did what we needed to do to win that one. It's awesome for our partners to be in the limelight at the end of the night."

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 1 (1).

"We like to run our 360 a couple of times prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals so with Knoxville Raceway putting up the bonus for sweeping both 360 races last weekend it was a good opportunity to run the 360," Brown said. "For me, the most important thing is to stay hydrated. It's a lot of work for Chad, Nate and dad. We had Mike come along and help this weekend. Thanks for their hard work that go into running two cars, washing two cars and maintaining two cars.

"We qualified pretty decent and went fifth to fourth in the heat. I was able to start on the front row and get the lead in the feature. I ran around until I saw Jamie (Ball). Then I was able to hit the bottom, run my lines and get through traffic. You don't have an opportunity at the bonus if you don't win the first one and we did that."

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (6).

"We got into third pretty decent in the feature," Brown said. "We ran Austin (McCarl) down and then ran Justin (Henderson) down. We got into traffic and I felt like it'd play into our hands. I tried to lap a car and go off their right rear. I got over the cushion and almost crashed it and almost killed my engine. That let Kasey (Kahne) back by. At that point I figured my race would be over. We were able to have that red flag with four laps to go. I was disappointed with myself for making a mistake in the heat of the battle. I told myself either I'm going to try to win this thing or run seventh and not just settle for fourth. We were able to get by Kasey and I ran as hard as I could the last three laps. We got by Austin and then came up a nose short of winning. Congrats to Justin and his team. They are good guys and I know how hard they work."

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 24 (8).

"We had quick time and went sixth to second in the heat," Brown said. "With the 360 it used to be I'd run 15 or 20 360 races per year and when it'd come to the 360 Knoxville Nationals I'd have a good idea what to do. The last couple of years I've only run three or four 360 shows per year. Those cars are different to setup than the 410s. We were more in tune with what the car needed and it showed by setting quick time and going sixth to second in the heat. We got a really good start in the feature and it got called back. On the second start we got to fourth before something happened with the rear end. We're not sure what happened internally. It was unfortunate. I felt like I had a good shot at winning and getting that bonus."

UP NEXT - Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., with the World of Outlaws

"We're excited to join the World of Outlaws for a couple of races along with returning to Knoxville this weekend," Brown said.

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 18 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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POWRi RaceSaver 305 Sprints Geared Up for Action at Lake Ozark Speedway

Belleville, IL. (7/6/2020) Quickly becoming a fan-favorite division at “The Lake” the POWRi RaceSaver 305 Sprint’s continue to alternate weekends of competition as Saturday, July, 11th marks their third feature for 2020 at the fast one-third mile oval on the outskirts of Eldon, Mo.

Weekly racing resumes Saturday, July 11th at Lake Ozark Speedway with Missouri State Penitentiary Night at the Races. In the eighth event of the shortened season, feature racing has been highly contested nearly every week in all classes of competition. Due to the cancelation of last week’s program kids and parents alike can now enjoy the Lake Ozark Speedway Independence Day Blowout with one of the largest fireworks displays in the area lighting up “The Lake” sky after the close racing action this week.

Pit’s open at 3 pm with general admission tickets available at 5 pm for the Missouri State Penitentiary Night at the Races. Hot Laps kick-off at 6:30, with racing to follow. Classes scheduled to compete include POWRi RaceSaver 305 Sprints, LOS Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stock, and the always entertaining ASCS Warrior Region 360 Sprints.

The POWRi RaceSaver 305 Sprints at Lake Ozark Speedway have had tremendous races with Jordan Welch #23J out of Clayton Indiana, remaining atop the standings with one feature victory on the season. Kenny Potter #55 and John Paynter Jr. #23 remain close and in the hunt for the championship inside the top three of points. Danny Clark #14C and Austin Crane #02 have stayed within the top-five in the season standings with two events contested. Will Justin Clark #78 return to “The Lake” to defend his feature win from the last time the POWRi RaceSaver 305 Sprints ran, or will another driver rise to the occasion on Saturday, July 11th?

More information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data can be found at www.lakeozarkspeedway.net online or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms.

For full rules and guidelines visit www.powri.com/rules or under the Info tab on the POWRi Homepage. Follow along with everything POWRi online with race recaps, live updates, full results, and press releases @POWRi_Racing on Twitter, like “POWRi” on Facebook.

Tentative 2020 Lake Ozark Speedway POWRi RaceSaver Sprint Schedule
July 11: Weekly Show
July 25: Weekly Show
Aug. 29: Weekly Show
Sept. 5: Don Parkes Memorial
Sept. 12: Weekly Show

 

 

Missouri State Fair Race Confirmed with POWRi WAR Sprints to Compete Views: 120 0 Missouri State Fair Race Confirmed with POWRi WAR Sprints to Compete

Belleville, IL. (7/6/2020) The Missouri State Fair Championship at the historic half-mile in Sedalia, Missouri, scheduled for Sunday, August 23rd, has been confirmed by Missouri State Fair Board and POWRi officials.

Customarily marking the closing events of the Missouri State Fair, the racing action at the fairgrounds makes the rare occurrence for drivers the compete around the iconic Sedalia Speedway. Last year in traditional sprint car competition Braydon Cromwell #4 would cowboy-up, leading nearly all the laps in the feature on his way to claiming the victory. Will Cromwell repeat or perhaps POWRi WAR point’s leader and three-time feature winner in 2020 Riley Kreisel will claim the glory. As racing action heats the Sunday Sedalia sky with the fairgrounds as a back-drop, drivers from all over will try to become the Missouri State Fair Champion.

Pits will open at 3:00 pm as Hot Laps are scheduled for 6:00 pm with racing action to follow.

Slotted for racing on Sunday, August 23rd at the Missouri State Fair: POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League - $2000 to win - $200 to start.-Hard Charger money.

Late Models- $2000 to win - Hard Charger money on the line. (Cash Saver/ULMA/ Lake Ozark are legal to race). CMR Winged 360 Sprint Cars for $3000 to win and Hard Charger prizes.

More information will follow as the race-date draws near, for further details and updates visit the Missouri State Fair Speedway on Facebook via MC Promotions or Larry McCown.

POWRi is currently working on revising July and August events with updates upcoming. Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway Takes Center Stage for POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Leagues Views: 43 0 Knoxville Raceway Takes Center Stage for POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Leagues

Belleville, IL. (7/6/2020) For the second time in as many years, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will take on “The Sprint Car Capital of the World” for the Brandt Agricultural Corn Belt Nationals. Co-Sanctioned with USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship all the top names of traditional sprinters will head to Knoxville Iowa for this one-of-a-kind two-day show. Friday, July 10th the main event will pay $5,000-to-win as the Saturday, July 11th finale has a top pay-day of $20,000-to-win.

In the inaugural running of the Corn Belt Nationals last season, Brady Bacon #69 would be the cream of the crop by winning everything in dominating fashion. Banking both night’s top prizes in last year’s competition, Bacon heads into this season’s event in hopes of repeating his performance. History would be made at Knoxville in 2019 with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League as last season’s POWRi WAR Rookie of the Year Kory Schudy #28, would set a track record for the fastest C-Main Time. Braydon Cromwell #4 would also record his own history-making run, becoming the youngest traditional sprinter to ever take to the iconic racing surface. Gaining starting positions in both events at Knoxville last year, Riley Kreisel #91 rides a hot streak into Iowa, having won the last three races in 2020. With Wesley Smith #12 gaining a heat race victory, Anthony Nicholson #16, and Wyatt Burks #11w all making their marks, notching starting spots in the main events of both nights.

Gates open each night at Knoxville at 5:30 pm Central with hot laps set for 6:45 pm. POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League members will receive show-up points only for both nights of competition. All drivers and teams competing in this event that possess a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car license will be awarded 50 appearance points each night of the Corn Belt Nationals, which will go toward the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship standings.

Spectator tickets for the Second Annual Brandt Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals are available at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?ag...ePackages=true or by calling the Knoxville Raceway ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets start at $25 for adults on Thursday and $30 for Saturday.

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

 

 

Howard Moore Bags Back-To-Back Weekend USCS Wins Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Riverside Up Next

Memphis, Tennessee (07/06/20) – Howard Moore won not once, but twice over the weekend in his Rains Motorsports / CP Carrillo No. 3 High Performance Lubricants / River City Hydraulics Sprint Car. Howard’s first two victories of the season were recorded at Riverside International Speedway and Lexington 104 Speedway.

“The weekend might’ve started a little rough at I-30 Speedway, but after that our team was hitting on all cylinders. The win at Riverside especially gives us a lot of confidence heading into this Saturday’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event there,” Moore shared. “I appreciate all of the fans support of the racetracks and teams. It’s more important than ever.

“I especially enjoyed everyone that came by my trailer and getting to talk to all of you. I am not sure I got to shake everyone’s hand, and if I didn’t, next time please just stop me from what I am doing. Without the fans support we wouldn’t have a track to race at each week.”

Howard Moore kicked off a busy, holiday weekend of racing action with a trip to Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) on Wednesday night. With 30 Sprint Cars in the pits for the inaugural Hammer Hill Twin Bill, Howard’s night got to a rough start with a broken shock stud on the right-rear of his Sprinter.

The mechanical failure forced Howard to retire early from his heat race, which pinned him deep in the grid for the B-Main. Despite starting near the back of the pack he advanced to a third-place finish, which locked him into the 19th-starting spot for the 25-lap, $2,000-to-win finale. He would go on to pass nine cars to finish 10th in the main event.

On Thursday night, the action shifted east to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for the opening round of the three-day Summer Shootout with the K&N Filters United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour.

Thirty-two Sprint Cars filled the pit area and after winning his heat race, Howard earned the outside-front-row starting spot for the night’s 30-lap finale. Moore grabbed the lead as the race went green and never looked back in the caution-free affair. In fact, he lapped all the way up to the eighth-place finisher en route to the $2,000 win, which marked his first of the 2020 campaign. Hayden Martin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Eddie Gallagher, and Dale Howard completed the Top 5.

Friday night brought the team to Lexington 104 Speedway (Lexington, Tennessee) for the second round of weekend USCS competition. With 22 Sprinters on hand, Howard won his heat race from the second starting position, which earned him the fourth-starting spot for the feature. Charging to the lead on the second circuit, Howard wired the field for the remainder of the feature to pick up his second win in as many nights. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Mark Smith, Connor Leoffler, and Morgan Turpen rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

The team had hopes of pulling off the hat trick on Saturday evening at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi), but Mother Nature had different ideas. Late afternoon showers nixed the program at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.I-30Speedway.com and www.USCSRacing.com .

The upcoming weekend has Howard Moore and the A.G. Rains Motorsports team focused on Saturday’s Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Tour event at Riverside International Speedway. Howard will be looking to win at the historic- 1/4-mile oval for the second-straight week. For more information on the event, please visit www.ASCSracing.com .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including Stinson’s Industrial, Mr. Mike Ward, Mr. Chris Chappue, Mr. Ricky Holder, Senter Farms, River City Hydraulics, Mr. Gary Wright, Engler Machine and Tool, Pro Lite Performance, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, CP Carrillo, Felpro, Auto Meter, All-Star Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Spankys Hot Rods,, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mr. David Berryman, Mr. Roy Young, Lightning Wings, HRP, Momentum Racing Suspensions, McCarver Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Mr. Mike Bellows, my friends, KDN Promotions, Ethan Barrow, Swindell Bleeders, Mr. Charlie Davidson and Mr. Daryl Scoggins of DGS Motorsports, Xtreme Race Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

 

 

 

Adams Hauls $2,000 Back to Louisiana After Sprint Car Bandits Win at 82 Speedway; Heart O’ Texas Set for This Friday

Garland TX (07/06/20) by DarinShort.com. Fireworks, a full moon and a wide-open racetrack greeted fans and teams on the 4th of July, 2nd Annual Flags & Fireworks 25 at 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas. And when all the wild and highly unpredictable action atop the wide expanses of 82 Speedway had come to a conclusion, 4th place starter, Haughton Louisiana’s Kody Adams, would find his way to the Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series victory lane for the first time in his career. It was also the 22nd different driver to pick up a Sprint Car Bandits victory in the past 36 events.

Race Rewind: In the first heat race, an advancing Chipper Woods would make hard impact with the wall coming out of corner four and flipped coming to a rest with a mangled car – and Chipper a left shoulder injury. We checked in with Chipper yesterday and he was in good spirits, but still in a lot of pain. Everyone at the Sprint Car Bandits family of teams, fans and series officials wish him a speedy recovery.

Resuming with heat race #1, Dale Wester would make a huge power move on the top shelf of corner 4 from his 4th place starting position and would take an impressive heat race win.

Heat race #2 featured Casey Burkham (starting 2nd) and Koty Adams (starting 4th) finishing first and second – and would also find themselves eventually battling for the lead in the feature later on in the evening. Chad Wilson (May 30th SCB feature winner at 82 Speedway) would fire off in 7th position and drive his way up to 3rd, amassing enough passing points to become the second highest qualifier for the feature event.

Louisiana racer Richard Reynolds would take command of heat race #3 and never looked back taking the win. Slated to start 4th was Chance McCrary, who would encounter engine woes earlier in the evening and scratched for the event.

During intermission, several Sprint Car Bandits teams dawned flags on their cars and participated in the ‘Flags & Fireworks’ special program along with a huge fireworks display and lots of patriotic music. We’d like to thank those drivers for their participation – as the fans totally enjoyed it.

Dale Wester would earn the top points getter honors for the championship feature event, with Chad Wilson, Casey Burkham and Koty Adams rounding out the top 4 starters.

After a spectacular 4-wide parade lap with fireworks ablaze in the sky, North Richland Hills Texas sprint pilot Chad Wilson would set his own blazing trail on the top shelf of the ‘Land of the XL’ and quickly finding himself with lapped traffic on lap 5.

Then disaster struck. Wilson entered corner #1 with Daniel Estes on the high side, the pair would make contact sending the #20 of Wilson spinning and the #72 of Estes flipping wildly outside the racing surface. Estes would emerge from the crash unscathed – but his car wasn’t as lucky. Wilson would find himself relegated to resume the event in 20th.

When the event resumed, fans had one eye focused on the new battle at the front of the field between Burkham and Adams, and their other eye watching Wilson slice and dice his way through the field.

It was then that Richard Reynolds would find his black #5 spinning at the bottom of corner #1, right at the same time as a thundering herd of ‘Bandits drivers were battling side-by-side resulting in a big pileup, and Wilson and Jordan Rupe would find their night coming to an end. This was Rupe’s first-ever SCB event, and it was an unfortunate end to both of those driver’s night.

But this event was far from over at that point. The race would resume and the battle up front raged with Koty Adams leading for several laps and Casey Burkham, Michael Day and Claud Estes III stalking through lapped traffic.

Burkham would blast by Adams to take the lead around lap 17 when a car spun into the infield of corner #4 bringing out the yellow.

The final laps were contested without stoppage and Koty Adams would find himself in SCB victory lane for the first time, with Michael Day finishing a solid 2nd, Claud Estes III in 3rd and Casey Burkham in 4th.

Feature Results – Flags and Fireworks 25 at 82 Speedway 7/4/20:

16 – Koty Adams (started 4th)

2 – Michael Day (started 7th)

74e – Claud Estes III (started 5th)

45b – Casey Burkham

35 – Jeff Emerson

23 – Junior Jenkins

12w – Dale Wester

82c – Christian Kinnison

16b – Blake Baccus

6m – Blake Mallory

35k – Dylan McCann

7 – Jarrod Warhurst

b52 – Brayden Voigt

33 – Michael Merrell

41 – Casey Merrell

41b – Lucas Boxwell

41j – Joshua Harner

20 – Chad Wilson

5 – Richard Reynolds

86 – Jordan Rupe

72 – Daniel Estes

47 – Chipper Wood (DNS)

13m – Chance McCrary (DNS)

Thank you to all the fans, staff, teams, sponsors and 82 Speedway for hosting such a fun and exciting 4th of July event!

Next up for the Sprint Car Bandits is the Muscular Dystrophy Association ‘Muscling in the Dirt 25’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Elm Mott, TX (just north of Waco directly on I-35) this coming Friday, July 10th.

This is the final event before the scheduled Summer Break for the Sprint Car Bandits series, so don’t miss it! This season has been filled with thrilling events and great turnouts, and we expect another night of fun on July 10th at HOT!

TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on July 10th.

RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm.

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in 2019, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

We look forward to seeing you Friday July 10th when the Sprint Car Bandits tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2020!

 

 

TMAC Takes Home Two Top-5 Finishes Over Independence Day Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Two nights action took place at Knoxville Raceway over the Independence Day holiday weekend, and it went well for Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports as the team finished second on Friday night before capping the weekend off with a fifth-place run.

“It was a pretty good weekend for us at Knoxville Raceway,” Terry McCarl said. “We were really good late in both features, we just needed to be a little better than we were earlier.”

Friday night McCarl got the night kicked off the by timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine in third fastest in time trials.

Running fourth in his heat race, TMAC moved into the feature event where he would start on the front row alongside Brian Brow. With Brown getting the jump, TMAC would hold down the second position in the early laps.

Slipping back to third on the race’s fourth lap, McCarl would fall back as far as the fourth spot before a late race caution bunched the field back up with just three markers left in the race.

The ensuing restart would be extremely kind to McCarl. Getting the Destiny Motorsports machine wound up, McCarl would race his way past Lynton Jeffrey of the third position, and kept the momentum up top rolling as he would get by Davey Heskin on the final lap to record a second place finish.

Looking to build off a very strong finish to Friday night, TMAC and company were back in action on Saturday night as McCarl got the night kicked off by timing the STC/Real-Geese/TH Custom Mfg. machine timed in seventh fastest in qualifications.

Recording a fourth-place finish in his heat, McCarl would move directly into the feature event we he gridded the field from the seventh starting position.

From the fourth row, McCarl would put together another strong 20-lap feature event as he patently raced his way into the top-five. Taking advantage of another late restart, McCarl would again get by Jeffrey as he took over the fifth spot before recording a fifth-place finish.

“We will take our Top-5’s from this weekend, and look to build on them and be even better coming as we return to Knoxville for two more nights this weekend,” McCarl noted.

MERCH ALERT- New Terry McCarl “Made America Race Again” shirts are now available for purchase! Check out his website, or visit his merchandise trailer when it is available.

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Real-Geese, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Bosma Poultry, Inc., Rob-See-Co., Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, T.H. Custom Manufacturing, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 26, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: TMAC and Destiny Motorsports will be back at Knoxville Raceway this Friday night with the 360ci division, and on Saturday night with the 410ci division.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Madsen and KCP Racing Record Two Top-10’s During July 4th Spectacular at Cedar Lake Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- While they picked up a pair of Top-10’s with the World of Outlaws over the weekend, Ian Madsen was a bit frustrated with his weekend results.

“These World of Outlaws races are definitely tough and while Top-10’s are not anything to hang your head about, I know we should be better,” Madsen said. “We are all a little frustrated, but that frustration fuels us to really go to work and get better for our next race weekend.”

Qualifying on Thursday night for Friday and Saturday’s events Madsen would time the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine in fourth fastest for Friday’s program and eighth fastest for Saturday’s event.

Picking up a win in his heat race on Friday night, Madsen would make his way into the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash, where he would line up on the front row. Battling with Carson Macedo, Madsen would finish second and roll off the front row for the feature event.

From his front row starting position Madsen would settle into second during the opening stanza’s of the race. Falling back to third, Madsen would soon fall back to fifth.

Working hard at the helm of his KCP Racing entry, Madsen would slowly fade back through the Top-10 before capping Friday night off with a ninth-place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night, Madsen would line up in the second row of his heat race based on his qualifying effort on Thursday night.

Finishing third in his heat, Madsen would transfer into the 35-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the eighth starting position.

Battling inside the Top-10 for the duration of the finale that was aired live on CBS Sports Network, Madsen would battle for position with Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart.

When the checkered flag flew on the busy weekend, Madsen closed his night out with a 10th place finish.

“It was a challenging weekend, and we can’t dwell on it too long,” Madsen said. “This week brings on three more challenges, and I can’t wait to get back after it.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, , Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Cox Design and Fabrication, Armor Electric Company, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 8, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Ian and KCP Racing are geared up for another busy weekend that will seem thin in action in Burlington, IA on Friday, Knoxville, IA on Saturday, and Terre Haute, IN on Sunday.

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 website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Forsberg 10th During Placerville Speedway’s July 4th Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- Keeping tradition alive and continuing to race on the 4th of July, Andy Forsberg and the F&F Racing team finished 10th on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

“It was just one of those nights where we couldn’t really get going forward,” Forsberg said. “In the feature we couldn’t get going so I decided to try some weird lines and other things to see if that would work, it typically doesn’t, and I proved that on Saturday.”

With 38 cars checked in, Forsberg timed the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/Huggins Cams backed No. x1 machine in fastest overall in time trials, and naturally fastest in his qualifying group.

From the second row of his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would record a fourth-place finish which would transfer him into the both the 30-lap feature event as well as the Dash.

Pulling the eight pill in the redraw, Forsberg would line up eighth in the Dash before a seventh place finish put him inside the fourth row to start the 30-lap feature event.

Following a couple of early stoppages, a 24-lap green flag run would commence and Forsberg would go to work. Mired in traffic and unable to make any moves, Forsberg would start to get creative aboard the Lucas Oil/PHR/Autism Awareness machine.

Getting his wing all the way back and trying to make grip in the middle, Forsberg would still be stuck just inside the Top-10.

Hanging around the Top-10 in the race’s closing laps, Forsberg capped his 4th of July with a 10th place finish.

“Obviously with the lack of races, and with us trying some new things in 2020, we are still in early season mode as we play with different things on the car,” Forsberg said. “This week I am back in action on Wednesday night in the family car on Wednesday.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, Huggins Cams, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will return to action at Placerville Speedway on July 18th for the Mark Forni Classic.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6.

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

 

 

The Shark 7th at Placerville Speedway on July 4th

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending the 4th of July in action at Placerville Speedway, Sean Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would cap their holiday off with a seventh-place finish.

“We had good car speed all night,” Sean Becker said. “Unfortunately, the format did not play into our favor this time, and we started mid pack for the feature.”

With 38 cars checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Becker would be the first car out for time trials and would end up second fastest in his group aboard the Pro Aggregate/All About Fire Protection/Bianchi Farms backed No. 5v machine.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Becker would need to win to make himself eligible for the Dash and would need to hang in the Top-five to transfer directly into the feature.

Racing with Andy Forsberg and Michael Faccinto, Becker would end up third at the line, and it would ultimately place him in the 12th starting spot for the 30-lap feature event.

On a racy Placerville Speedway, Becker would go to work once the race settled into a nice rhythm. With a couple stoppages early slowing the pace, laps 6-30 would go off without a hitch and it would let Becker work his way into the Top-10.

In a fast paced, non-stop 24 lap green flag run, Becker was able to pick up a handful of positions as he closed out the 4th of July holiday with a seventh-place finish.

“We were able to end with a decent finish, but I needed to make some better moves to try and battle closer to the front,” Becker added.

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-2, Top 5’s- 8, Top-10’s- 10

ON TAP: Becker will climb aboard the Monhoff Racing No. 88n on Wednesday night before returning to the Van Lare Motorsports entry on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

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

 

 

Tanner Carrick 12th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to race in his home state over the weekend, Tanner Carrick and his Carrick Motorsports team spent the holiday at Placerville Speedway where he would pick up a 12th place finish.

“It wasn’t too bad of a night on Saturday,” Tanner Carrick said. “I kind of hurt myself in time trials, and it forced us to have to win our heat to get a dash spot or start kind of deep in the field, and I wasn’t able to get the job done in our heat.”

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in second fastest in his time trial group, Carrick would line up in the third starting position in the night’s final heat race.

Getting into second, Carrick would mount a charge on race leader, Tony Gualda as they encountered traffic in the 10-lap race. Unable to get by, Carrick’s second place finish would put him in the sixth row of the 30-lap feature event.

On the slick surface, Carrick would spend the entirety of the night jockeying for position between the 11th and 12th spots.

Battling with the likes of Andy Forsberg and Michael Sellers, Carrick just could not make his way inside the Top-10 as he searched all over the famous Northern California bullring.

When the 30-lap feature event came to an end, Carrick would take the checkered flag in the 12th spot, as he now sets his sights on Marysville Raceway this Wednesday night.

“One of those nights where it was really hard to get going in the feature,” Carrick said. “If I get us into the Dash, we probably finish up there because we were good, we just couldn’t get going.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 12, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 7

ON TAP: Carrick will be back in action on Wednesday night at Marysville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

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WESTERN MIDGET RACING FIRES OFF FOR THREE RACES IN EIGHT DAYS

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA (July 6, 2020) – Western Midget Racing makes its long-awaited return to the dirt bullrings of California, with three races over eight days for the Ecotec-powered Midget cars. The WMR will invade one of its home race tracks with events at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. on Friday July 10th and Friday July 17th, followed by the series’ inaugural jaunt at Petaluma Speedway on July 18th.

All three events will be open to WMR-legal competitors only and have attracted a strong roster of drivers ready to battle for victory. WMR utilizes affordable General Motors-powered Midgets, using production engines from 2006-2012. The events will be streamed by Speed Shift TV and Flo Racing as all three are closed to spectators due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Fresno’s David Prickett led the WMR contingent with five victories in 2019, split across three wins at Ocean Speedway and two wins at Ventura Raceway. His chief competition came from Randi Pankratz, who was denied victory lane throughout the season but won the Ventura points and finished second to Prickett in the Ocean points. She podiumed on nearly ten occasions during the season.

The remaining dates for the 2020 Western Midget Racing season are still unconfirmed, as most tracks in California are taking their programs on a week-to-week basis. WMR will make all attempts to complete a full 2020 season and have made contacts with new venues to aid in that effort.

Part of the motivating factor for series officials to get 2020 underway is the series’ tremendous growth. Friday’s event is expected to attract a strong contingent of drivers. The Neverlift Motorsports/David Prickett outfit will field entries for David Prickett, Clovis’ Jackson Dukes, and Jon Santibanes. Chris Slay will field at least two cars with 2019 Ventura Raceway fourth in points Tyler Slay and 2019 Dixon Speedway champion Norman Harley Rose at the controls.

Brentwood’s Blake Bower is another Micro Sprint graduate aiming at the WMR ranks. Tyler Dolacki, Pacific Grove’s Greg Edenholm, and BCRA Hall of Famer Cameron Beard are expected to compete. Newcomers to the series include Joey Bishop and Paul Sanders.

Pit gates open at 1:00 pm on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, located at the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds. The drivers meeting will be at 4:45 pm with hot laps to follow. WMR will join the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Four Bangers, Police-N-Pursuit, and South Bay Dwarf Cars on a packed card. The events can be streamed live at either SpeedShiftTV.com or FloRacing.com

For more information about the Western Midget Racing series, visit www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow the series on Facebook.

 

 

Starting off a 3 Day Race Weekend the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and West Midgets Return to Humboldt Speedway

Belleville, IL. (07/06/2020) Humboldt Speedway welcomes back POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League along with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League. Friday, July 10th will be both POWRi Midget Leagues only second visit to Humboldt Speedway.

Both POWRi Midget Leagues will go head to head, to start off a three-day race weekend. Starting off night one at the 3/8 mile, high-banked clay oval, Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas. Followed by a two day show at the famous Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri.

The last time the POWRi Midget Leagues visited the speedway, 23 Midgets were in attendance. Jessie Colwell, driver of the #71 for the Keith Kunz Motorsports stable, who was also crowned the 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Champion, captured the win from the 7th position and found himself to the checkered flag first. Who will capture the win and take themselves to victory lane at Humboldt Speedway, Friday, July 10th?

Information on Friday nights event: Pits will be open at 2:00 P.M. Driver Registration - 4:30pm to 6:30pm Drivers Meeting - 6:30pm Hot Laps - 7:15pm

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

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits “Muscling in the Dirt” at Heart O’ Texas Speedway – Friday July 10th!

Elm Mott, TX (07/03/20) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series 2020 tour continues at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco on Friday, July 10th with the running of the Muscular Dystrophy Association ‘Muscling in the Dirt’ night.

This is the final event before the scheduled Summer Break for the Sprint Car Bandits series, so don’t miss it! This season has been filled with thrilling events and great turnouts, and we expect another night of fun on July 10th at HOT!

TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on July 10th.

RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm.

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in 2019, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

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. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has saved racers thousands of dollars over the past four seasons.

All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015.

And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working.

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as in the past 35 series events there have been 21 different feature winners!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday July 10th when the Sprint Car Bandits tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2020!

 

 

32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic set for July 14 at Attica Raceway Park

Thursday, July 2, 2020

ATTICA, Ohio – There’s no doubt we are living in strange times. But one thing remains constant – the Brad Doty Classic. The 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics will take place at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 14 featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. This will be the first Ohio appearance of the year for the World of Outlaws.

And, the event – at least for 2020 – has a rain date – Wednesday, July 15. The BDC will pay the feature winner $10,000 and it will be a full World of Outlaws purse.

“We are so blessed to have all our marketing partners like Ohio Logistics, Racing Optics, JEGS Performance, Priority Aviation, Callie’s Performance Products and joining us this year is Gill Construction of Port Clinton, Ohio. Without them it would be very difficult to make this event successful, especially in these strange times,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the BDC.

Those fans who already purchased reserved seats for the 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics will get their seats. However, no more reserved seats will be sold. There will be a limited number of pre-sale general admission tickets available through the World of Outlaws at www.worldofoutlaws.com or go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic banner. Tickets are $35 for those 11 years of age and up with kids 10 and under getting in free. Also, anyone can purchase a pit pass on race day starting at 3 p.m.

Those attending are being asked to adhere to the state’s social distancing guidelines including not bringing those with underlying health issues, immunocompromised individuals and those the Center of Disease Control say are most at risk. If you have a fever or other symptoms please stay home and it is highly suggested fans and race team members wear masks.

Rain claimed the original date for the Brad Doty Classic in 2019. However, Doty and Attica officials worked with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and the event was rescheduled for the second night of the Attica Ambush on Aug. 31.

Jonestown, Pennsylvania driver Brock Zearfoss took advantage when leader Aaron Reutzel suffered mechanical issues with 12 laps to go to take the $10,000 Brad Doty Classic Payday.

This year will mark the 15th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 23 different winners in the 29 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out).

Keep tabs on the ongoing race schedule at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park. For those who can’t attend the races, DirtVision.com carries all the action on pay per view.

Brad Doty Classic Winners

1989 – Steve Kinser 1990 – Jack Hewitt 1991 – Bobby Allen 1992 – Rained Out 1993 – Mark Keegan 1994 – Danny Smith 1995 – Randy Kinser 1996 – Dale Blaney 1997 – Tyler Walker 1998 – Jeff Shepard 1999 – Butch Schroeder 2000 – Kelly Kinser 2001 – Danny Smith (2) 2002 – Alvin Roepke 2003 – Dean Jacobs 2004 – Greg Wilson 2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland 2006 – Joey Saldana 2007 – Jac Haudenschild 2008 – Jason Meyers 2009 – Steve Kinser (2) 2010 – Dale Blaney (2) 2011 – Donny Schatz 2012 – Kerry Madsen 2013 – Donny Schatz (2) 2014 – Paul McMahan 2015 – Rained Out

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 - Donny Schatz (4)

2019-Brock Zearfoss

 

 

Updated guidelines ahead of July 4th event this Saturday

Placerville, CA…Racing returns to Placerville Speedway on Independence Day with four divisions tackling the familiar red clay this Saturday including Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. The Fourth of July show will unfortunately have no fireworks this year and the grandstands will be closed.

An important change to the guidelines is the fact that the parking tiers WILL NOW BE CLOSED to all personal vehicles. To assist with needed room in the pit area, no personal vehicles will be allowed to park in the pits. Also, per the state of California mandate, face masks/coverings are mandatory for those attending the event. All other procedures remain in place and are listed at the bottom of this release.

All four divisions will be competing for full weekly purses thanks to the generosity of several sponsors including High Sierra Industries, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Weldon Offill of Country Builders Construction, Murphy’s Concrete and All About Fire Protection. The fastest qualifier with the Winged 360 Sprint Cars will go home with $100 courtesy of Ken Short with ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust.

All the action this Saturday can be seen from the comfort of your home, while camping, or even at the lake via pay-per-view on either Flo Racing or your existing Speed Shift TV account. Flo Racing also offers an exceptional smart phone app that can be downloaded so you can watch everything from one click away. https://www.floracing.com/events/6753085-2020-weekly-racing-at-placerville-speedway

Those entering the pit area this weekend will be required to sign the standard waiver/release as well as download/print and fill out the COVID-19 waiver/release. Do NOT exit your vehicle to walk up to the Pit Booth, until you reach the gate. This form needs to be downloaded, filled out, signed & dated and presented at the Temperature Screening Station by each person attending our event(s) during the pandemic. By doing it this way, we hope to expedite the process of getting through pit gate protocol. The form is available at www.placervillespeedway.com/forms

Even if you attended the previous events held, everyone is required to print out the COVID form once again.

The pit area snack bar will also be open again with delicious racetrack cuisine available for teams.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the pit meeting scheduled for 4:30pm and cars on track shortly after. To promote social distancing, we will be using the MyRacePass app, where teams can find the order of events, lineups and results. Please visit www.myracepass.com to claim or create your driver profile, which will also help with scoring and administration procedures.

The following guidelines/ requirements have been approved by the county for this weekend’s event.

Preparation:

• In order to continue keeping our county safe, please clean and disinfect all equipment prior to arrival at the facility.

• It is highly recommended that all trucks, trailers, motorhomes, personal vehicles be actively disinfected through a wipe-down process by individual attendees prior to arrival to Placerville Speedway.

Travel to:

• All team members (referred to as Participants) should travel and attend with household contacts only if possible.

Pre-Event:

• If a participant or team member is sick or displays symptoms of COVID19- STAY HOME! Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, cough, headache, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, chills or repeated shaking with chills.

• Participants should wash hands with soap and water after being in a public place, after blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing, preparing and/or consuming food.

• Participants should avoid touching their faces.

Upon arrival at Placerville Speedway:

• Participants will be required to sign the standard waiver/release as well as download/print and fill out the COVID19 waiver/release. Do NOT exit your vehicle to walk up to the Pit Booth, until you reach the gate. This form needs to be downloaded, filled out, signed & dated and presented at the Temperature Screening Station by each person attending our event(s) during the pandemic. By doing it this way, we hope to help expedite the process of getting through the pit gate protocol

• Participants will have their temperature taken at time of check in.

• All teams will pit 10’ apart

• Participants will remain in their designated pit area and will adhere to the 6’ Social Distancing requirement from other participants.

• Participants will be allowed in the spectator area to watch their respective team car when it is on the track, but will need to vacate the area when their car exits the track

Event:

• Officials will communicate with Participants over the PA system.

• Line-ups and order of events can be found at the pit board or on the My Race Pass app.

Parking tiers are closed to all personal vehicles and there will be no personal vehicles in the pit area.

Special Considerations:

• If YOU are or live with someone over the age of 65 or WITH underlying medical conditions, please consider staying home or be prepared to self quarantine upon your return.

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

 

 

Lawrence Captures Handful of Top 10s During Sporadic Start to 2020 Season

Inside Line Promotions - KENNEDALE, Texas (July 2, 2020) - Zane Lawrence has been back in the saddle of both his own 360ci sprint car and Bob Odom's 305ci sprint car since racing resumed a few weeks ago.

Lawrence has raced for Odom in several starts with the Texas Sprint Series at various tracks since late May, earning top 10s at Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on May 26; at Kennedale Speedway Park on June 6; at Grayson County Speedway in Bells, Texas, on June 13; and at 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on June 20.

"We've definitely showed a lot of speed this year in Bob's car," he said. "We've been consistent in our heat races and features, and we continue to gain speed throughout the season. I think we will be in contention for some wins this season."

Lawrence also has plans to compete in his own sprint car at various events this season. He was credited with a 13th-place finish last Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park during a Sprint Car Bandits show.

"That was the first time this year that I've been able to bring my sprint car out and we have speed in that, too," he said. "We were up to eighth, but the transponder died so we were scored in 13th by the end of the night. "

Lawrence's next race is this Friday at Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, with the Texas Sprint Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 26 - Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (7).

June 6 - Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 9 (6).

June 13 - Grayson County Speedway in Bells, Texas - Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 6 (9).

June 20 - 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 5 (7).

June 27 - Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas - Heat race: 6 (9); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 13 (19).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Boyd Racweay in Boyd, Texas, with the Texas Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - WR Roofing

Lawrence Towing, which is located in Lillian, Texas, is family owned and operated since 1996. The experienced drivers at Lawrence Towing can help drivers when stranded and also help businesses deal with illegally parked vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.LawrenceTowingTX.com .

"Lawrence Towing is our family business that tows all around the Dallas-Fort Worth area," Lawrence said. "It's owned by my parents and really if it wasn't for them and the business I wouldn't be racing. I have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to that."

Lawrence would also like to thank Pediatric Eye Specialist, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Astro Titanium, Velocita Premium Motorsports Apparel and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Two Nights of Racing this Weekend at US 36 Raceway

OSBORN, Mo. –Two big nights of racing are set for this weekend at US 36 Raceway.

This Friday, July 3, is the Budweiser Shootout. After two postponements, US 36 has remained persistent in completing the Bud Shootout. The Sprint Series of Nebraska are once again prepared to make their first appearance at US 36 in 2020. Along with the SSN, the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association will also make their first appearance in 2020.

As part of the special event, special heat race bonuses are on the line. Heat race winners in both classes of sprint cars will receive a $75 bonus. Second in the heats earn a $50 bonus with third picking up a $25 bonus.

To complete the show, the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Mods will also battle it out on the high banks. The pits gates open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the Bud Shootout are $20 for general admission, $18 for senior and military and children 12 and younger are free. Pit passes are $35. Online tickets for the Bud Shootout are available at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1212582&store=17636.

Saturday, July 4, the IMCA Modifieds headline a second night of racing with a $1,000 to win event. The IMCA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds and Pure Stocks are also racing.

Pit gates for the July 4 special open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m. with hot laps ay 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, $12 for senior and military and children 12 and younger are free. Pit passes are $35. Online tickets for the July 4 special are available online at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1212756&store=17636.

 

 

The Texas Sprint Series SIZZLING SUMMER SPRINT CLASSIC Heats Up Abilene Speedway – Saturday, July 11th at 8pm!

Eligible TSS Drivers: Pre-entry closes Wednesday night 7/8/20! Go to www.raceTSS.com to get your team pre-entered! Thanks!

Abilene, TX (07/01/20) by DarinShort.com. Next week the Texas Sprint Series (TSS) RaceSaver IMCA sanctioned sprint cars travel to West Texas with the running of the Sizzling Summer Sprint Classic being held at Abilene Speedway in Abilene Texas. TSS driver pre-entry to the event is now open.

TSS drivers planning on competing in the TSS portion of the Abilene event must pre-enter at www.raceTSS.com (on the ‘rules’ page) by Wednesday, July 8th.

A complete program of Abilene Speedway classes will round out the 7-division racing card. Sprint teams make sure you’ve read all the information under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which will make your evening more enjoyable. The first green flag is slated for 8pm.

Abilene Speedway is a ¼ mile dirt oval track and is located at 6825 US Highway 80W, Abilene, TX 79605. Click www.AbileneSpeedway.com for complete track details. You can also interact with the track on Facebook Abilene Speedway page managed by Rob and Libby Poor., There you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our 2020 marketing partners:

All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page, Velocita-USA, IM Racing Fuels LLC, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull. If you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of July 1, 2020:

SAT 3/07 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Casey Burkham)
FRI 3/27 TSS - Boyd Raceway (postponed until 5/29)
FRI 4/10 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway (postponed until 7/24)
SAT 4/11 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (postponed until 6/6)
FRI 4/17 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed until 5/22)
SAT 5/2 TSS - Abilene Speedway (postponed until 7/11)
FRI 5/22 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed, date TBA)
FRI 5/29 TSS - Boyd Raceway (winner Chad Wilson)
SAT 6/6 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Chad Wilson)
SAT 6/13 TSS - Grayson County Speedway (winner Jesse Mack)
SAT 6/20 TSS - 82 Speedway (winner Chad Wilson)
FRI 7/3 TSS - Boyd Raceway
SAT 7/11 TSS - Abilene Speedway
FRI 7/24 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway
SAT 8/1 TSS - Abilene Speedway
SAT 8/29 TSS - Southern Oklahoma Speedway
SAT 9/12 TSS - Grayson County Speedway
SAT 9/19 TSS - 82 Speedway

In 2020, the Texas Sprint Series has coordinated our schedule with the Sprint Car Bandits series and would like to thank them for handling the scheduling process between all the tracks in the area so race fans and teams don't have to pick or choose 'which' winged sprint car series to watch - as on any given night in 2020, there are no overlapping Texas Sprint Series or Sprint Car Bandits series events. This way race fans, teams, sponsors and tracks ALL WIN! We'd also like to thank our series marketing partners, as with their help we're able to bring teams, fans and tracks this awesome series!

Please make plans to join us Saturday July 11th at 8pm for a great night of family fun, featuring the ‘Sizzling Summer Sprint Classic’ for the RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series plus six exciting Abilene Speedway racing divisions!

 

 

1ST OF 3 PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR RACES FOR 2020 AT PITTSBURGH ON TAP SATURDAY FOR "HERB SCOTT MEMORIAL"; RUSH TRIPLEHEADER TO ALSO INCLUDE SPORTSMAN MODS & SPRINTS

July 1, 2020 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Imperial, PA)...After finally opening the 2020 season last weekend at Lernerville Speedway as part of the "Firecracker 100" with the World of Outlaws Late Models, the Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is set to resume action this Saturday night (July 4) at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for the annual "Herb Scott Memorial". Saturday will be the first of three appearances for the Tour at the "Monster Half-Mile" in 2020 and will be a RUSH tripleheader as Pace Performance Weekly Series events will be on tap for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modifieds and the Equipment Rental Options Sprint Cars. Warm-ups begin at 6 p.m. with heat races at 7.

"The Pittsburgh Tour events are always some of our best and most exciting races of the year," acknowledged RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We're looking forward to getting back in the groove as this will be the second of our four Tour races in four weeks. Pittsburgh has been a great partner over the years not only on our Late Model side by running them weekly and typically scheduling three Tour events, but also runs our Sportsman Mods and Sprint Cars any chance they get. Saturday will be one of our many RUSH tripleheaders this season in the region. The weather looks good so hopefully everyone comes out and supports Pittsburgh on Independence Day."

Saturday's 30-lap "Herb Scott Memorial" feature will pay $2,000 to-win, $225 to-start with a $200 to-win non-qualifier. Currently, the "Jook George Steel City Classic" on August 8 (rain date August 9) and the "Bill Hendren Memorial" on October 2-3 will each pay a minimum of $5,010 to-win, $325 to-start for the Pace Touring Series.

Herb Scott is one of the most well-known and respected driver who ever raced in western Pa. His side-by-side battles with Joe Mihalic were nothing short of legendary. Ten times during his hall of fame career, Scott won the track championship at Heidelberg (1956-1960, 1962-1965, and 1967). His first win came in his first year of racing at New Kensington Speedway in 1948. His 500th win came at Lernerville Speedway, and his final feature win came at Schmucker's Speedway in September of 1979. He would go on to win a total of 520 career features!

Last year, Kyle Lukon swept the three Pittsburgh RUSH Late Model Tour events, which nearly propelled him to the Series title as he came up just one-point shy of Jeremy Wonderling. Those three wins were worth a staggering $18,800 much in part thanks to the efforts of "Jook George Steel City Classic" event coordinator Branden Lockwich and Steve Hendren for his father Bill's memorial. Ironically, Lukon's win last year on July 20 at Pittsburgh ended his six-year winless drought with the Series.

Lukon's three wins last year propelled him to the top of the all-time Tour win list at Pittsburgh with four. Other Tour winners at Pittsburgh include Ryan Montgomery with three, Daryl Charlier two, and single victories to Colton Flinner, John Mollick, Mike Pegher, Jr., and Jacob Hawkins.

RUSH was of course part of the "Firecracker 100" for the second straight year featuring the "Bill Emig Memorial" presented by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply. And for the second straight year it was Max Blair taking home the $10,000 top honors. Last year, Blair made only eight Tour starts, but collected $25,500 in those races! Blair is the five-time National Weekly Series Champion.

With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the start of the season, Pittsburgh has completed only one event this season. On June 20, Christian Schneider picked up a Pace Weekly Series victory over a 20-car field. Also on that night, Chas Wolbert and Zach Morrow won the opening weekly series events for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and the Equipment Rental Options RUSH Sprint Cars respectively. Pittsburgh was off last weekend due to the "Firecracker 100" at Lernerville.

The Pace RUSH Sprint Cars also raced last Saturday night at Sharon with Jeremy Weaver winning his first ever there. After two Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series races, Weaver leads morrow by four points heading into Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Pace RUSH Sportsman Modifieds have logged three events. Defending two-time champion, Garrett Krummert won last Friday night at Raceway 7, while Wolbert won his second of the year taking the Sharon opener on Saturday night. Wolbert leads Krummert by four points entering this weekend's Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series events.

FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying and $25 heat races will take place on Saturday night for the Late Models. Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature. The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase. Series Officials will also determine the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" to the driver that best defended his position throughout the event, and will receive a $40 product package. The feature winner will receive a Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jugs. Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a $150 spoiler to the second place finisher on Saturday.

30-Lap Late Model Feature Payoff: 1. $2,000 2. $1,000 3. $650 4. $550 5. $470 6. $435 7. $410 8. $370 9. $340 10. $310 11. $280 12. $270 13. $260 14. $250 15. $240 16. $235 17. $230 18-24 $225.

Late Model Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $200 2. $190 3. $185 4. $180 5. $175 6. $170 7. $165 8. $160 9. $155 10-24. $150. Tow $125.

The pits will be open all afternoon on Saturday with the drivers meeting scheduled for 5:35 p.m., warm-ups at 6 followed by qualifying and then racing at 7. You do not have to be a member of RUSH to compete only to receive Weekly and/or Tour points. The entry fee for the event is $100. AMB/MyLaps transponders will be used. Units are available to rent. Driver radio will be channel 454.000.

Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway is a ½-mile dirt track with a GPS address of 170 Kelso Rd, Imperial PA 15126, which is located just off the Noblestown exit on Routes 22/30. For more information, check out their website at www.ppms.com or call 412-279-7223. The track number on race day is 724-695-3363 or 724-695-0393. As for their social media outlets, you can like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PittsburghsPennsylvaniaMotorSpeedway or follow them on Twitter @PAMotorSpeedway.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Equipment Rental Options, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Accu-Force Dynos & Testers, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

DIRTRACKR Weekly 7/1/20

DIRTRACKR.com's weekly email newsletter! Each week, we'll share cool videos, stories, podcast episodes, and more! If you have suggestions or questions about this newsletter, the site, or the DIRTRACKR Daily podcast, email us at info@dirtrackr.com

Speedweeks
Pennsylvania Speedweek is ongoing right now, and Ohio Speedweek starts Friday night. Kyle Larson currently leads the PA Speedweek points over Danny Dietrich, while Dale Blaney was the Ohio Speedweek champion in 2019. If you'd like to keep up, make sure your following @PASpeedweek and @ASCoC on Twitter, and you can watch all the racing live on FloRacing.

Big Sprint Car Races Lost
We found out this week that there will be no Kings Royal or Knoxville Nationals this season, but plenty of other racing is happening. The Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway has been rescheduled for the Kings Royal weekend, July 18th and 19th. And Knoxville is filling the Nationals hole with a three day show culminating in the $50,000 to win Capitani Classic August 13th-15th.

World of Outlaws Live on CBS Sports Network
Don't forget, both the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models will be live on CBS Sports Network this Saturday night at 9PM ET from Cedar Lake Speedway. Make sure to tune in and tell a friend!

All Stars at Bulls Gap
Did you see the Friday night show for the All Stars at Volunteer Speedway? The Tennessee race track is known for it's high banks, and it was wild watching 410 sprint cars haul the mail around it. Check out the highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUggjIMaYntcW2S0Oz-VMDxA&v=rmAJKfgxKXY

See you next week!

 

Bailey Battles Back From Problems During Second Start at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (July 1, 2020) - Rich Bailey scored his second top five in a row during a Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series show at Electric City Speedway last Friday.

Bailey, who was driving for Mike Quigley, had to overcome a couple of problems during the night to secure a fourth-place finish for the second straight week.

"We got to the lead in the heat race and a rock came up and hit a spark plug and broke it," he said. "I lost quite a bit of power and we fell to third."

That lined Bailey up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"The track slicked off pretty good and slowed down quite a bit," he said. "I needed to do a gear change to accommodate to the track, but I didn't have the adjustment to do it.

"We have everything we need to make adjustments to whatever track conditions are. We have a good grip on the handling so that's good. We'll have the adjustments and know how the car will react so that will give us a better chance to get closer."

Bailey advanced two positions in the feature to place fourth and earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The team will venture to Electric City Speedway this Friday for the third straight weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

SPONSORS -

Bailey would also like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, 406 Electric, Bad Attitude Racing and Pit Stop USA for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Posts Runner-Up Result at I-80 Speedway and Top 10 at Shelby County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HARLAN, Iowa (July 1, 2020) - Mechanical woes kept Jack Dover from likely winning a pair of Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints races last weekend.

Dover was leading two features when he was stymied by the trouble, which dropped him to a runner-up result on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and a 10th-place outing on Saturday at Shelby County Speedway.

"This is literally the only time I've had any mechanical problems in the two or three years we've been with Speedway Racing Engines," he said. "I want to say thank you to Zach Woods and the team at Speedway for working hard to get everything repaired and back to me quickly. They do a phenomenal job."

Last weekend began on Friday with Dover winning a heat race from the pole at I-80 Speedway. He then redrew the No. 2 to start the feature on the outside of the front row.

"We had a good weekend of drawing good numbers so that made it easier," he said. "The track was pretty heavy and locked down in the heat race. I knew it would be important to get a good start and take the lead.

"The track was good come feature-time. I was running above the cushion where everybody else was entering in the middle. With 12 laps to go my motor started missing in the corners and wasn't running correctly. Lee Grosz got me in turns three and four coming to the white flag."

Dover's second-place finish marked his ninth straight top five to start the season.

"We checked it and put new spark plugs in before the race on Saturday at Shelby County Speedway," he said. "We started third in the heat race and we got to second right away. About three laps in were able to get around Lee around the top to take the lead. On the last lap of the heat the motor started doing the same thing as the night before where it was missing in the corners."

Dover won the heat race - his sixth straight event with a heat win - before drawing the No. 3 for the main event lineup.

"We switched the fuel pump, mag, mag box, everything we could," he said. "We got up to the lead right away and had a big distance on them in three laps. Then we broke a rocker arm and that ended our night early."

Dover was credited with a 10th-place outing, which gives him a top 10 in every race this year.

He plans on heading to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, to race this Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (2).

June 27 - Saturday at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 10 (3).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SSS Motorsports

As a life-long supporter of dirt track racing Luke Jay Cochran built the SSS Motorsports team to a leader in all aspects of the dirt track world. While sponsoring and mentoring drivers and teams in the area, Cochran built a team established on winning with multiple national titles, track championships and series championships.

"Luke Cochran has been a great family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said.

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

 


 

Tickets Are on Sale Now for Opening Round

Of USAC Indiana Sprint Week

On Friday, July 24 at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., July 1 – Tickets are now on sale for the opening round of the 33rd annual NOS Energy Drink USAC Indiana Sprint Week, which will be held at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 24.

Advance ticket demand is expected to be at an all-time high for the biggest week of non-wing sprint car racing in the country, especially with crowd limitations due to COVID-19. Fans are urged to get their tickets as soon as possible online at www.usactickets.com. There is no guarantee of ticket sales at the gate for this show, which will feature the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series and non-wing 600cc micro-sprints.

To help facilitate the purchase of tickets and pit pass upgrades and comply with state requirements, fans are urged to purchase tickets at www.usactickets.com immediately. Tickets are $25 each, with children 12 and under admitted free. Pit pass upgrades are an additional $5 for adult ticket purchases.

Fans purchasing online tickets will be admitted starting at 3 p.m., one hour prior to those who buy any “walk-up” tickets that might remain available on race day. To purchase tickets, go to www.usactickets.com and select the Gas City I-69 Speedway event.

Early entry will give fans the chance to put their blankets or seat cushions on their seats and then visit the pit area for a $5 pit pass upgrade.

Hot laps are slated for 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

The speedway offers free on-site camping (no hookups) and parking for those attending the event.

At last year’s Indiana Sprint Week race at Gas City popular veteran Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. took the lead on the last lap and nipped eventual 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Champion C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. at the finish line in one of the closest finishes in USAC sprint car history. Cottle’s margin of victory was 0.002 of a second over Leary, who went on to win the 2019 Indiana Sprint Week title.

Devan Myers of Delphi, Ind. won last year’s micro-sprint feature that night.

The Indiana Sprint Week show is just one event in an action-packed month at Gas City I-69 Speedway, which is an easy drive from either Indianapolis or Fort Wayne.

The track will be dark over the Fourth of July holiday, but Friday, July 10 is the “Mid-Season Championship,” which will award double points. Non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, street stocks and hornets will provide the action when hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. and the races start an hour later.

Friday, July 17 will be the popular “Beach Night Bash” featuring modifieds, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions TQ midgets, hornets, and the Dirt Track Truck Series.

The complete schedule is on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow it on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259.


Owner, Restart Communications, RestartCommunications.com

 

 

Williamson Captures Career-Best ASCS National Tour Result in Kansas and Arkansas

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 1, 2020) - Good finishes breed confidence and lead to more positive results.

Since Garet Williamson recorded his first career sprint car win in early June, the Missouri driver has showcased speed and logged consistent runs. That continued last week when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour continued its 2020 season after more than a three-month delay.

Williamson kicked off the week with a career-best ASCS National Tour finish last Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., where he produced a sixth-place run. He followed it up with another sixth-place finish on Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

"I'm definitely pumped, especially getting two top 10s with the national guys this weekend to help out in points," he said. "I think it's a confidence thing.

"Getting to run around home at some local shows and get our confidence boosted, it's helped us figure some things out and get comfortable. It's helped us get better on the ASCS National Tour."

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver started off his night at Caney Valley Speedway by advancing from fourth to second in his heat race. He started sixth in the feature and maintained that spot throughout the 30-lap affair.

More impressive was Williamson's run two days later at I-30 Speedway. After finishing third in his heat race and fourth in a qualifier, the 20-year-old upstart charged from 12th to sixth in the main event.

"It was super important," Williamson said. "It shows it wasn't a fluke or that we got lucky. We're there because we are a good car and we can run consistently."

Williamson will take a weekend off from 360 competition and return to his roots in a micro sprint this Thursday through Saturday at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, Mo., during the $20,000-to-win John Hinck Championship.

"I'm super pumped," he said. "We grew up running a micro and it's always fun to get back in one. Hopefully, we don't have too many sprint car habits and we should be pretty good.

"With the sprint car being so much faster and having so much power, it will make everything feel so much slower. It's totally different cars so we will adjust and hopefully do well."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 6 (6).

June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 4 (3); Feature: 6 (12).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, Mo., for the John Hinck Championship

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSORS -

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Mo State Construction, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Crouch Excited to Make Debut at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (July 1, 2020) - Brenham Crouch will shift gears back to his micro sprint this weekend as a marquee event awaits.

Crouch is slated to make his debut at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, Mo., this Thursday through Saturday during the John Hinck Championship. The winged outlaw event pays a whopping $20,000 to win and will draw many of the top competitors from around the country.

"I think it will be a lot like the Tulsa Shootout with a lot of talented drivers competing wheel to wheel," he said. "I'm looking to capitalize on the opportunity and be competitive every time we hit the track."

Crouch scored his first career winged outlaw feature triumph during his most recent start on June 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

"It's definitely something to boost our confidence," he said. "When you have a car that good that you can depend on, even if you are buried in the field you believe you still have a shot to drive up through there."

Crouch is coming off a midget event with Keith Kunz Motorsports last Friday at Charleston Speedway in Charleston, Ill., where he made his debut at the track during the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League race. He advanced from eighth to seventh place in a heat race and was moving forward in the B Main before a late-race incident ended the night early.

"The track slicked off real fast," he said. "We got real aggressive to start the heat race and passed three cars. Then I battled with one for a while and that allowed one back by us. I ended up only passing one car so that buried us in the B Main. Keith made some changes to the car and it felt more balanced. We were up to eighth or ninth with the top six transferring to the main event. A car in front of us almost spun out. I lifted and someone got us from behind, giving us a flat left rear tire. It was just part of racing."

A POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League race on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - Charleston Speedway in Charleston, Ill. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: DNF (11).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, Mo., for the John Hinck Championship

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"I've always worn Simpson driver suits," Crouch said. "They are the best in the business and no other suit compares. We also use their belts, hybrids, gloves and shoes because of their superior products. Desire Burkle always takes care of us at Simpson Indy."

Crouch would also like to thank Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Wilson Wrecker Service, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, Driven Performance, Driven Midwest, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Produces Top 10 in Tennessee to Prepare for All Star's Ohio Sprint Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - BULLS GAP, Tenn. (July 1, 2020) - Greg Wilson captured his fourth top-10 outing of the season during Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions competition last Saturday at Volunteer Speedway.

It marked the first since October 2010 that Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road sponsored team visited the high-banked oval, where he qualified 11th quickest overall and placed second in a heat race to garner the 10th starting position for the main event.

"I feel like we had a good night," he said. "I wish we got a second night there because of the gains we made, but it rained out on Sunday."

Wilson battled for a top 10 throughout the feature before ending 10 th. It was his 11th top 10 of the season overall.

He also raced with the All Stars last Wednesday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., where the previous night got off to a rough start before he capped the race night with a rally from 13th to eighth in the B Main.

"Not to make excuses, but we got ready to leave for Port Royal and the door on our trailer broke about 8 at night," he said. "I went to Port Royal with three and a half hours of sleep. I literally slept through the drivers meeting. That was how the whole deal played out. By the end of the night we made a lot of changes and showed good speed, but we chased things a little bit."

Next up is Ohio Sprint Speedweek, which features nine All Star races in a 10-day span beginning this Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

"Ohio Speedweek, other than the cancelled Kings Royal, is probably my second favorite time," he said. "It's in our backyard and ever since I was a little kid Speedweek has been one of our vacations. To be a part of that and do it after all these years, I look forward to it. It's a pretty cool time to race sprint cars in the state of Ohio."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 24 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 35; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 8 (13).

June 27 - Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK: Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio; Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; July 8 at Bushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio; July 9 at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio; July 10 at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio; and July 11-12 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

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

"Simpson Race Products has helped me for more than 20 years. I use their helmets, suits, shoes, gloves. I was thankful to have them involved after wrecking last weekend at Eldora."

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

 

 

Brian Brown Eager for Return to Knoxville Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 1, 2020) - Brian Brown is invading Knoxville Raceway on Friday and Saturday in search of two strong runs after misfortune ended the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series' 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals early last weekend.

June 25 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 13 (14).

"We were able to qualify 10th quickest, which was good when you're at events where every time you hit the track it's worth points," Brown said. "There were 44 good cars. We started fourth in our heat race, fell back to fifth and were able to get back to fourth to lock into the main event. The track was pretty top dominant in the feature. You had to get in line and make your runs count. It was a solid start to the weekend."

June 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 12 (11).

"It mirrored the first night in a way," Brown said. "In the heat race we got the lead and then Ian (Madsen) snuck by us. On the last lap I decided wrong and got caught behind a lapped car and we ended third. If I make the right decision, that would have put us in a dash position and we could have been starting on the front row of the dash. Instead we're starting 11 th in the feature and we ran around that position all race."

June 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 22 (11).

"We finished where we started in the qualifier to put us in a decent spot going into the feature," Brown said. "I had a decent run going and we broke a throttle, which ended our Jackson Nationals early."

UP NEXT - Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

"I'm looking forward to getting back to Knoxville for two nights with good pay," Brown said. "There's some really fast cars right now that have been on the path for a while. If you get off the path a little bit it takes a while to catch up. I feel like we're moving in the right direction."

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 15 top 20s

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Waldinger Corporation

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

 

Catching up with Rookie of the Year Contender Trey Gropp

Belleville, IL. (07/01/2020) Lincoln, Nebraska-native, Trey Gropp, is making a valiant effort to capture POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Rookie of the Year honors.

The 16-year-old, driver of Jay Mounce's MSW #00, Trey Gropp and team have their goals set in hopes to capture the Rookie of the Year title for the 2020 race season. Gropp ran multiple races in a Non-Wing 410 sprint car in 2019 with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League, along with many micro races across the country. Gropp brings solid momentum with multiple top 10 finishes in both divisions and a win in Fairbury, Nebraska in the 600cc Non-winged micro division.

In July 2019, Gropp stepped into a midget for the first time, piloting a ride out of Jay Mounce's MSW stable at Valley Speedway in Grain valley, Missouri. Results showed a promising heat race win and a 20th place finish in the feature. Building on a handful of respectable runs in 2019, Mounce tagged Gropp to join his MSW team in January at the 2020 Chili Bowl Nationals. Producing solid finishes together in their handful of racing opportunities together in 2020, Mounce, Gropp, and the MSW team have their sights set on clinching the POWRi Lucas Oil Midget League Rookie of the Year title.

"I plan to run for rookie of the year and ultimately just learn a lot" stated Gropp. "I like traveling to new tracks, meeting new people and having fun. I still plan to get back in a sprint car and race when the midgets have a night off, it'll just be a hit and miss, here and there."

Gropps' 2020 season has been off to a good start thus far. He is standing 9th in points with 1 top five and 2 top tens. With seven feature events already in the books, his highest finish with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets came at Lake Ozark Speedway with a solid 4th place finish.

Catch the Rookie of the Year contender Trey Gropp at the track this weekend, July 3rd & 4th in Garden City Kansas with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series for the 5th Annual Midget Roundup.

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IT'S JUST 3 DAYS til the FLAGS & FIREWORKS 25 at 82 Speedway! $2,000/win & $300/start for Sprint Car Bandits!

FORECAST: Dry/Warm at Race Time!

- $1,000 to win each: FACTORY STOCKS & ECO MODS! 😮🤯

- $500/win each Limited Modifieds &Texas Stocks! Plus $300/win Eco Stocks & $150/win Tuners. (Note the USRA Mods will be OFF 7/4.) PLUS the Texas Wing Modified Association will be racing a complete show!

-RACERS (ALL Divisions): Bring your FLAG (American, Checkered, Texas or Military/First Responder) with you and be a part of the FLAGS and FIREWORKS race car parade during intermission! (ALL drivers must be fully suited/belted up, no passengers allowed.)

-CURRENT FORECAST is DRY, around 90° at RACE TIME.

-Pits Open 5pm, Grandstands 6:30pm

-Sprint Pit Meeting & Draw Cutoff 7pm

-‘82 Draw Cutoff & Pit Meeting 7:15pm

-Track Packing and Hot Laps 7:30pm (unless sun is baking track, then it may be 15-30 minutes later & Racing to Follow immediately).

-Adult G.A. to this huge event is just $20!!! Kids 6-11 $5, Seniors/Military $15. Pits $35 (Pits Ages 5 & Under $15). Sprint Cars will race 3rd out in running order.

-TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on www.Facebook.com/82Speedway

Here is the complete event press release:

2nd Annual Sprint Car Bandits "Flags & Fireworks 25" to Light Up 82 Speedway!

Petty, TX (07/01/20) by DarinShort.com. Last year the Sprint Car Bandits® series and 82 Speedway came up with a unique program to commemorate the 4th of July called the ‘Flags and Fireworks 25’ and it ended up being a huge hit with the fans and race teams. The event returns to 82 Speedway on Saturday July 4th at 8pm. The track is located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 Petty Texas. The event will pay $2,000 to win and down to $300/start for the Sprint Car Bandits feature.

During intermission, we'll bring out all the cars* on the track (all divisions) after the heats with their flags waving from the cockpits to parade around the track while we play 4th of July music through the stands while we BLOW UP a bunch of fireworks from the infield! *Note that there are no passengers allowed in the cars during the Flag Parade and drivers must be fully suited up and belted in ALL cars.

In addition to the Winged 360C.I. SCB Sprint Cars, the Texas Wing Modified Association will have a complete program. Plus there will be a full night of racing in the 82 Speedway divisions: USRA Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks ($1,000 to win) and Tuners; plus Texas Stocks, Eco Stocks and Eco Mods ($1,000 to win). (Note USRA Mods will be OFF 7/4.)

Adult G.A. to this huge event is just $20!!! Kids 6-11 $5, Seniors/Military $15. Pits $35 (Pits ages 5 & Under $15). Sprint Cars will race 3rd out in running order.

If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes.

TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on www.Facebook.com/82Speedway . Please do not rely on GPS to get you to the track doorstep: go exactly 1 mile east of the Petty Texas turnoff on Hwy 82, and look to the right and you will see the track, and the entrance is right at the huge shop building with the checkered flag roof.

I like to refer to 82 Speedway as ‘The Land of the XL.’ Translated, everything is XL size, such as the 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) then in the groove right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Over-sized grandstands that each have 0% obstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Oh ya, then there’s the track owners, Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across.

Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance on Saturday July 4th!

Depending on the heat of the sun that day, the first green flag is set for around 8pm. Click www.82Speedway.com for more details, and interact on Facebook at 82 Speedway

Here’s the purse structure for the SCB championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. Mufflers are not required at this event.

Factory Stock 4th of July Special - 20 laps: $1,000 - 500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. See details below. We WILL be teching cars, so make sure to read our division rules posted at www.82speedway.com

Econo-Mod 4th of July Special: $1,000 - 500 - 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. See details below. IF your local track's Eco-Mod rules slightly vary from ours posted at www.82speedway.com please bring your local track rules with you for tech. We WILL be teching cars!

Texas Stocks & Limited Modifieds (same purse structure, each division): $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. See details below.

Econo-Stocks: $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. See details below.

Tuners: $150 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 30…to start. The Tuners are new and payback is guaranteed regardless of car count. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. Details immediately below.

Texas Wing Modified Association: Go to www.TexasWingModifiedAssociation.com for complete rules, procedures and purse structure.

All cars in all divisions must be registered with the track for the season. Annual driver registration is $40 (not for touring/series teams) and can be done ahead of time at www.82Speedway.com by clicking the 'driver registration' button on the top left of the homepage. 82 Speedway non-qualifiers or non-starters will receive $30 each in all divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a division are signed in (except Modifieds which are 14, and Tuners which have no minimum), the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on.

Rain out policy. If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race of same ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). The exact same procedure will be in effect regarding pit passes. If the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive start money for their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races. Westhold transponders and RaceCeivers required in all racing divisions. Track rentals are available.

Click www.82Speedway.com or www.Facebook.com/82Speedway for more track details, schedules and news. Thanks to Shelley and Tracy Peters & staff for bringing us all such a FANtastic place to enjoy quality dirt track racing events!

Let's all get REVVED UP for what's going to be a GREAT WEEKEND of racing action on the 4th of July Holiday at 82 Speedway - just 15 minutes west of Paris, Texas right on Hwy 82!

 

 

Hafertepe Goes Back To Back With Lucas Oil ASCS At Caney and I-30

Bryan Hulbert - SUNNYVALE, Texas (July 1, 2020) Bringing his win total to four on the 2020 season, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was the class of the field twice over this past weekend with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with wins at Caney Valley Speedway and I-30 Speedway.
A result the team was very much in need of, there was a lot of unknown going into the weekend, "We have speed with our ASCS program, but didn't really know what to expect coming back because it's been a while since we've run and we're on our J&J Chassis which reacts differently than the Cool Chassis we've been running... I'm really big on right rear stick and grip, and that's what we've struggled with getting the car to last as the track changes."
Pursing Scott Bogucki at Caney Valley Speedway on Thursday night, Sam finally garnered the run for the lead as the field clicked off the 25th lap.
"I was surprised with the track on the wall the way it was; that's a track where normally Bogucki does his best work, so it was shocking that he ran the bottom. I don't know if he didn't think I would go to the top or just hadn't been challenged, but with him leaving that open I knew I couldn't just park around the bottom and follow him, so I just had to start trying different things to get the job done," stated Hafertepe of the Caney Valley Speedway win.
Winning every time he hit the track Saturday at I-30 Speedway, Sam went on to lead every lap of the 30-lap A-Feature, despite nearly ending his night early on Lap 26 after contact with an infield tire flattened his left-front tire.
"That was pretty major. I didn't know what kind of damage I'd done to it. Going into one, it surprised me, and I just about spun out," commented Sam on the damage. "After that, it was just bringing it home and hitting my marks, but I was mad at myself for doing that. In position to win and being out front like that, you don't know what kind of advantage you have and just tried too hard, but thankfully it wasn't bad enough to take us out."
Looking ahead on his 2020 schedule, Hafertepe will return to I-30 Speedway on Wednesday, July 1, in 360cid competition before going to Knoxville Raceway this Friday, 3 and Saturday, July 4 to get laps in 410cid competition.
The team is still looking for another crew member. Inquiries can be made to sammy15@sbcglobal.net.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 27; Wins -4; Top 5 - 6; Top 10 - 13; Top 20 - 17;
Coming Up:
July 1 - I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) w/360cid
July 3 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) w/410cid
July 4 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) w/410cid
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
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PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY MOURNS THE PASSINGS OF SPRINT CAR FAN SHAWN McDONALD AND PASSCAR DRIVER BRYAN McWILLIAMS

(Perris, CA, June 30, 2020) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian and the entire PAS staff is mourning the deaths of the “World’s #1 Sprint Car Fan,” Shawn McDonald, and past PASSCAR driver Bryan McWilliams. McDonald passed away early Monday morning and McWilliams passed away late last week.

McDonald was a longtime fan who sat upfront in his wheelchair just to the turn four side of the start-finish line. McWilliams had a brief career racing PASSCAR Factory Stocks. Afterward, he was a fixture at the track cheering on his nephew Ken McWilliams and niece Alyssa Smith from the grandstands or helping them in the pits.

“We lost one of the world’s greatest sprint car fans today,” a somber Don Kazarian said on Monday. “Everybody at the track knew and loved Shawn. Fans came by to greet him at every sprint car race in the section of the grandstand that is named after him. It was a yearly tradition for fans to serenade him on his birthday. Once the races were over, he would visit the pits and win or lose, the drivers would stop what they were doing to go over and talk to him. They loved him and likewise, he loved them back.”

Here is a video of the Perris Auto Speedway fans singing “Happy Birthday” to Shawn McDonald in 2008. https://bit.ly/3ge0RJ5

In 2013, Kazarian named McDonald “Grand Marshal” for the Oval Nationals, which is the most prestigious traditional sprint car race in the nation. Normally the selection process for that honor takes some time and some arguing. That was not the case the season McDonald was honored.

“Every year we sit around a table in the meeting room in the office and everyone throws out names on who they think the Grand Marshal should be,” Kazarian said. “We go back and forth explaining why this person or that person should be the choice. It usually takes a couple of weeks before the final decision is made. In 2013, we were having the discussion, and somebody threw Shawn’s name into the mix. The decision-making process ended right there and then. Everyone agreed that he would be the Grand Marshal that year.”

On May 30, 1996, McDonald had surgery to insert a pacemaker. During the surgery, his heart stopped beating and it took doctors 45-minutes to get it restarted. The lack of oxygen caused a brain injury that left him unable to walk, talk or eat. And doctors initially said he would not last the night. He not only made it through the night, but he tacked on another amazing 24-years.

Chris Kearns, the USAC West Coast Competition Director and a friend of McDonald’s, perhaps summed it up best when talking about him on Facebook last week.

“Before anyone complains about ANYTHING, think of this guy,” Kearns posted. “He is an absolute inspiration, and honestly I feel he is the true meaning of a hero. I have never in my life seen someone that has endured and lost SO MUCH yet have such an incredible spirit. He has a better attitude, personality, and sense of humor than anyone I've ever met. I'm sure Rickie Gaunt and everyone else would admit, Shawn McDonald is the real Superman. I have to confess, when I saw him at the races, the first thing I thought is, ‘Oh shit, Shawn has his computer screen’. For those that don't know, he is also the best shit talker I have ever encountered!”

“Bryan McWilliams did not race a lot,” Kazarian said of the PASSCAR racer. “However, before he started and after he quit racing, he was always there to support his family in any way he could. We would see him in the pits helping with their cars. At other times in the press box, we would look down and he would be cheering them on from the stands. He was easy to find as he always had a big smile on his face and was always laughing. Just a really good guy.”

“Nothing ever seemed to get Bryan down,” longtime Perris Auto Speedway announcer Scott Daloisio said. “He was always very upbeat and loved being at the track. He always had a friendly hello and a big handshake. After you got past the greetings the laughs would start. It was fun seeing him before the races because he was always so happy. Racing was a natural thing for him to try with the racing heritage of his family. Whether it was competing, helping, or watching, he always had a good time. A lot of people on both sides of the crashwall are going to miss Bryan in a big way.”

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

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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

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

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

 

 

Lindsay Barney Opens Up 2020 Winning Account In First Start; Conquers WSS At Grays Harbor

Eagle Creek, Oregon- After nearly nine months off of racing Lindsay Barney and the JAB Motorsports team headed to Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday, June 20th. The team took on the Wingless Sprint Series at the Elma, Washington 3/8-mile clay oval. It marked the first non-wing Sprint Car race in the Pacific Northwest of 2020.

In heat race action the Eagle Creek native, of Barney, finished first and ended up starting eighth in the feature lineup. Despite Lindsay having to come from so deep in the field, she did not fear the handicap.

Through patience and persistence, the #57 entry managed to get to the front with just a few laps left. Lindsay Barney went on to lead the rest of the distance to capture the victory. It boosts her up to second on the all-time win list with the Wingless Sprint Series group.

“It was so nice to get back in the car after so much time off,” said Lindsay, “I had to work pretty hard to catch up and get around the leader but I managed to snag the lead with three laps to go.”

Lindsay Barney will be back in action on Saturday, July 11th as the WSS return to Grays Harbor Raceway. For the latest news and information regarding Lindsay be sure and “Like” their Facebook page JAB Motorsports.

2020 Sponsors JAB Motorsports Herz Precision Parts Lynch Pro-Formance Products Eagle Creek Saloon Bitterroot Barber Shop Weston KIA Clackamas Auto Parts

 

 

Ralph Quarterson memorial Western Pennsylvania sprint car championship memorial for 410 sprints and Big block modifieds set for Saturday July 18 2020.

By Jim Balentine (Mercer,Pa)

After nearly 3 months of inactivity due to COVID-19 , Michaels Mercer Raceway roars into action on Saturday, July 18 with the first annual Ralph Quarterson Memorial Night featuring an unsanctioned 410 sprint show and big block modified show both running twin 33 lap feature for $3300 to win each. Both numbers represent Ralph’s most successful tenure in his career running the number 66 sprint car for many many years. Also on the card will be the Fastrak Modifieds, mod lites, mini stocks and the junior sprints.

There will also be fireworks by Jeff Gibson from Gibson fireworks who has always put on a tremendous show with his aerial assault.

Hall of Famer Ralph Quarterson who recently passed away, has been nicknamed the “master of Mercer” Because of his successful career at the three eights mile bent egg oval. From the time that Ralph started in 1959 until his retirement in the mid 80s he amassed an amazing 149 career wins at Mercer in three different classes: 97 Sprint, 48 Modified and 4 late model. Even more impressive is his success in the points battle as he was the sprint champion in 1965 1966 1967 1968 1975 1979 and 1980 and also was the modified champion 4 years in a row from 1977 to 1980!! He was also the winner of the famous western Pennsylvania sprint car championship five times winning in 1966 1967 1968 1969 and 1979!! His wins are so incredible that in the history of Mercer from records going back to 1966 the closest driver to him in sprint wins is the great Lou Blaney with 45!! In the modifieds he is still third all time with 48 wins and only Lou Blaney and Tommy Kristyak have more!!

The Ralph Quarterson memorial 410 sprint western pa sprint car championship will be unsanctioned with $300 to start and with no other track running 410 sprint cars that night there should be a great field present and with the cancellation of the Kings royal at Eldora maybe even some surprise visitors may attend the historical night.

There will also be a $200 410 sprint hard charger awards by John Bates mobile bail bondsman

The Big block Modifieds have been a staple at Mercer since 1951 with originally the coupe bodies from the 1930s competing each week and with the New York tracks which normally run the modifieds not racing there also could be some New York invaders traveling south to take on our tough local drivers!!

This will be a cant miss show for the history books as we honor the life and career of one of the greatest drivers ever to compete in this area!!!

Prices for the historic show will be Pits $35 seniors $30 kids 10 and under are $30 Grandstands $20 Senior Grandstands $17 13 and under free

Raceivers are mandatory and the Red AMBIT transponders are used. The yellow Westinghouse ones will not work at our track. There will be a one time $25 registration fee for all drivers competing. Mercer does use the MyRacePass app so you can register to follow along as the evening progresses with lineups and results.

Pits open at 3:00 pm Stands 4:00 pm Hot laps for sprints and big block modifieds only at 5:00 pm Racing at 6 pm

There will be a practice held Wednesday July 15 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Pits only will be $25 per person. The grandstands will be closed.

If any businesses or race fans would like to contribute any prizes or monetary awards for the evening please contact the track via our Facebook page or messenger. You can also call the track at 724-662-1310 and leave a message.

 

 

Two-Day 4th of July Weekend on Deck for United Rebel Sprint Series

The POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing has an action-packed holiday weekend ahead with events scheduled for July 2nd and 4th.

On Thursday, July 2nd the United Rebel Sprint Series will head to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas for the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car Showdown paying $1000 to win and $200 to start. In attendance with the Sprint Cars will be IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, and Hobby Stocks. Hot laps are slated to begin at 7PM with racing at 7:30PM. General admission is $12 with kids 11 and under free.

Independence Day will lead competitors of the POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series to Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Nebraska for the FireCracker Nationals. The event paying another $1000 to win will be the first time Sprint Cars have ever competed at Jefferson County Speedway, and it is guaranteed to be a good one! With the Sprint Cars will be JayHusker Racing Micro Sprints and Sportsman Micros. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:30PM with racing to follow at 7PM. General admission is $20, kids 18 and under are $5.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more please visit the URSS official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up-to-date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

 

 

John Walp dominates at BAPS

All John Walp wants is a little improvement – from his second-place finish in BAPS Motor Speedway’s standings for PA Sprint Series IMCA/RaceSaver sprints in 2019 to first in 2020. He’s off to a solid start toward that goal.

Walp wired the field to win the 20-lap PASS feature Saturday night at BAPS, placing himself atop the track’s standings for RaceSavers after a COVID-19-delayed season opener for the division at the track. The Wapwallopen driver has now scored two of his three career PASS victories at BAPS in his LaSalle Racing Engines/Defebo Graphics/Dotzel Trucking & Topsoil/Whitebread’s Racing Products/Racers New & Used Parts Warehouse/Newlin Bar Service/John & Karen Matrafalio #5 sprinter.

Walp gave credit to LaSalle in particular for the engine in his car, and in victory lane, he noted that he was able to keep the car low on the track and thwart efforts by IMCA/RaceSaver 2019 national champion Ken Duke to move up. The track was slick and tricky, with drivers having to “slow down to go fast,” Walp was able to extend his lead after every caution during the feature.

Duke ran second the whole race and clearly had a strong car, but he couldn’t get by Walp. Still, the second was his best PASS finish of the young season, and coming at a track where he has not enjoyed his most consistent top results, that’s encouragement.

Doug Dodson had another strong run, coming home third, as did fourth-finishing Dave Grube and fifth-place Landon Price.

Dylan Smith had his first PASS top-10 finish, coming home sixth, and Kyle Keen, Dave Brown, Devin Adams and Jake Frye completed the top 10.

Heats for the 34 RaceSaver sprints on hand went to Johnny Scarborough, Price, Brown and Duke, with Ian Detweiler capturing the B-Main. Detweiler, who was making his first run of 2020, also took home the Auto Core Recycling Hard Charger Award, coming from 21st starting position to finish 13th. “Nitro Nick” Sweigart also put on a notable charge from 23rd to 16th.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway Saturday, June 27

HEAT 1 – 1. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 17K-Kyle Keen; 4. 56-Jake Frye; 5. 55-Domenic Melair; 6. 18-Ian Detweiler; 7. 8-Nick Sweigart; 8. 1H-Rowdy Heffner; 9. 19-Kruz Kepner (DNF).

HEAT 2. 1. 69-Landon Price; 2. 11-Dylan Smith; 3. 25D-Dustin Young; 4. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 5. 50-Jay Krout; 6. 03-Branstin Shue; 7. D57-Jeff Miller; 8. 1-Tom Carberry (DNF); 9. 83-Billy Ney (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. 44-Dave Brown; 2. 99-Devin Adams; 3. 3D-Dave Grube II; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 92-Alex Potosky; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 77T-Troy Ale; 8. 83L-Larry McVay.

HEAT 4 – 1. 67-Ken Duke; 2. 8A-Andy Best; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 51-Dave Graber; 5. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 6. M1-Mike Potts; 7. 77Z-Zak Vickers; 8. 38-Marie McVay.

B-MAIN – 1. 18-Ian Detweiler; 2. 2-Erin Statler; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4. 83L-Larry McVay; 5. 1-Tom Carberry; 6. 19-Kruz Kepner; 7. 38-Marie McVay; 8. D57-Jeff Miller; 9. 77Z-Zak Vickers; 10. 1H-Rowdy Heffner; 11. M1-Mike Potts; 12. 77T-Troy Ale; 13. 03-Branstin Shue (DNF); 14. 83-Billy Ney (DNF).

FEATURE – 1. 5-John Walp; 2. 67-Ken Duke; 3. 20-Doug Dodson; 4. 3D-Dave Grube; 5. 69-Landon Price; 6. 11-Dylan Smith; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 44-Dave Brown; 9. 99-Devin Adams; 10. 56-Jake Frye; 11. 8A-Andy Best; 12. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 13. 18-Ian Detweiler; 14. 55-Domenic Melair; 15. 51-Dave Graber; 16. 8-Nick Sweigart; 17. 2-Erin Statler; 18. 25D-Dustin Young; 19. 83L-Larry McVay; 20. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 21. 92-Alex Potosky; 22. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 23. 50-Jay Krout (DNF); 24. 36-Jaremi Hanson (DNF). DNQ – 1-Tom Carberry; 19-Kruz Kepner; 38-Marie McVay; D57-Jeff Miller; 77Z-Zak Vickers; 1H-Rowdy Heffner; M1-Mike Potts; 77T-Troy Ale; 03-Branstin Shue; 83-Billy Ney.

 

 

Sweigart adds win #2 at Selinsgrove

“Nitro Nick” Sweigart of Myerstown became a multiple 2020 PA Sprint Series winner Sunday when he captured the 20-lap feature run as part of PA Sprint Speedweek at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Sweigart, who started fourth and took the lead from Ron Aurand on lap five, was never seriously challenged after that, working lapped traffic perfectly in his A.H. Moyer/Buckwalter Trucking/Gator Truck Sales #8. The win was his second of the year, coming after last weekend’s victory at Port Royal Speedway, and his seventh overall with PASS.

“I didn’t really know where I needed to be, top or bottom,” Sweigart said in victory lane of the lapped traffic situation, “so I was kind of floating back and forth, and I figured I’d run the top until I felt pressure, and I really didn’t feel any pressure – I guess it was more mental pressure at that point, so I just decided to go to the bottom and commit there.

“I didn’t feel like I wanted to push too hard the last couple of laps with the lapped traffic, I didn’t want to get myself into an incident there, so I just kind of eased up a little bit, and we’re here – it all played out.”

While Sweigart was all but cruising out front, a torrid battle was going on for second place, where Kassidy Kreitz held off IMCA/RaceSaver national champion Ken Duke to notch a career-best finish (although she had won the Founders Cup for Keystone RaceSaver Challenge non-qualifiers twice). Duke’s third, combined with a second the night before at BAPS Motor Speedway, gave him the best overall weekend showing.

Landon Price, the only other driver who finished in the top five both nights, was fourth, and Aurand took his first PASS top five in nearly two years with fifth.

Dominic Melair, Erin Statler, Devin Adams, Derek Hauck and Johnny Scarborough rounded out the top 10. Melair’s sixth was his best showing in nearly a year, and Statler had her third top 10 in the last four races. Adams was the evening’s Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Hard Charger, coming from 17th starting position to eighth. Hauck had his fourth straight top 10, and Scarborough had his third straight top 10 at Selinsgrove.

Heats for the 31 PASS/IMCA/RaceSaver sprints on hand were won by Hauck, Statler (her third weekend in a row with a heat win) and Duke, with Kyle Keen taking the B-Mail (and then charging from 19th to 11th in the feature).

The B-Main saw the worst incident of the night, when Cassandra Minium lost the steering on her #21M, made contact with other cars and crashed hard into the infield wall. A water barrel positioned for just such a crash lessened the impact, but after she was checked out by the track safety crew, family members transported Minium to a local hospital for a possible knee injury.

This Saturday night, PASS makes its first appearance of 2020 at Lincoln Speedway, joining the 358 sprints, who are running a Summer Series event. The 600 Xcel modifieds and extreme stocks also will be on the program, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

For the latest schedule and other updates – or to listen to the PASS podcast – go to www.pasprintseries.com or visit the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Selinsgrove Speedway Sunday, June 28

HEAT 1 – 1. 2H-Derek Hauck; 2. 11-Dylan Smith; 3. 95-Garrett Bard; 4. 86-Ron Aurand; 5. 80-Dave Wickham; 6. 19-Kruz Kepner; 7. 19K-Chris Kreider; 8. R6-Reed Thompson; 9. 21-Andrew Boyer; 10. 55B-Rick Romig; 11. 03-Branstin Shue.

HEAT 2 – 1. 2-Erin Statler; 2. 8-Nick Sweigart; 3. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 4. 69-Landon Price; 5. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 6. 99A-Devin Adams 7. 51-Dave Graber; 8. 23-Nathan Gramley; 9. 56-Jake Frye; 10. 5-John Walp.

HEAT 3 – 1. 67-Ken Duke; 2. 61J-Johnny Scarborough; 3. 97-Kenny Heffner; 4. 55-Domenic Melair; 5. 20-Doug Dodson; 6. 8B-Will Brunson; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 9. 46-Mike Alleman. DNS - 25D-Dustin Young.

B-MAIN – 1. 17K-Kyle Keen; 2. 56-Jake Frye; 3. 51-Dave Graber; 4. 46-Mike Alleman; 5. 5-John Walp; 6. 21-Andrew Boyer; 7. 19K-Chris Kreider; 8. 03-Branstin Shue; 9. R6-Reed Thompson; 10. 23-Nathan Gramley (DNF); 11. 21M-Cassandra Minium. DNS – 55B-Rick Romig; 25D-Dustin Young. (Note: Reed Thompson’s finish was affected by what later was determined to be a scoring error, and he was added as an extra starter to the feature.)

FEATURE – 1. 8-Nick Sweigart; 2. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 3. 67-Ken Duke; 4. 69-Landon Price; 5. 86-Ron Aurand; 6. 55-Dominic Melair; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. 99A-Devin Adams; 9. 2H-Derek Hauck; 10. 61J-Johnny Scarborough; 11. 17K-Kyle Keen; 12. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 13. 95-Garrett Bard; 14. 56-Jake Frye; 15. 20-Doug Dodson; 16. 51-Dave Graber; 17. 5-John Walp; 18. R6-Reed Thompson; 19. 46-Mike Alleman; 20. 80-Dave Wickham; 21. 21-Andrew Boyer; 22. 11-Dylan Smith; 23. 97-Kenny Heffner (DNF); 24. 19-Kruz Kepner (DNF); 25. 8B-Will Brunson (DNF). DNS – 19K-Chris Kreider; 03-Branstin Shue; 23-Nathan Gramley; 21M-Cassandra Minium; 55B-Rick Romig; 25D-Dustin Young.

 

 

Changes Made to World of Outlaws Event at Wilmot Raceway on July 11

WILMOT, Wisc. — (June 30, 2020) — Changes have been made to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, July 11. The race will now be a limited-seating, general admission event.

The World of Outlaws/World Racing Group will be leasing the track on July 11 for the event and handling all of the ticketing and operations.

Those who purchased tickets through SLS Promotions online or over the phone for the original July 11 event, will automatically receive a refund to the credit card/debit card that was used to purchase the tickets.​ Allow one (1) full billing cycle on your credit card to apply.

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Due to the limited seating structure, 1,500 general admission grandstand tickets will be available for purchase, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, June 30. An extra 200 pit passes will also be available. Tickets and pit passes can only be purchased online through the World of Outlaws website.

​For more information on future World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events this season, visit www.SLSPromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions
Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC
Website: www.SLSPromotions.com

 

 

Sean Becker Wins Nor*Cal Posse Shootout Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of his first win of the season with Monhoff Racing, Sean Becker wasted no time putting the No. 88n back in victory lane as he made it 14 consecutive years winning at Placerville Speedway as he won Friday night’s Nor*Cal Posse Shootout opener.

“Overall it was a really great weekend,” Sean Becker said. “Dan Monhoff had the car on point every time we hit the track, and it was extremely exciting to get the win on Friday night.”

Earning quick time honors in his qualifying group, the Roseville, CA driver would finish fourth in his heat race. Transferring into the feature event, ‘The Shark’ would also make a stop in the Dash based on his qualifying effort.

Finishing fourth, the stage was now set for the feature event as he would roll off the starting grid from the outside of the second row.

On a very racy Placerville Speedway, Becker would move into third on the race’s fifth lap as he chased after Colby Copeland and Shane Golobic who led the way early in the 30-lapper.

With a couple of early stoppages slowing the pace, things would heat up and intensify as the race got into a rhythm.

Moving into second on the 18th lap, Becker would then set his sights on Shane Golobic who had worked his way out to a sizeable lead. In true ‘Shark’ fashion, Becker would be on the prowl and made his race winning move on the race’s 28th lap.

Getting by Golobic, ‘The Shark’ would be mistake free during the final two stanzas as he extended his annual streak at Placerville Speedway to 14 consecutive years.

Looking to claim his second career Nor*Cal Posse Shootout Championship on Saturday night, Becker got off to another good start as he timed in fourth quickest in his time trial group, which put him on the front row of his heat race.

Racing his way to a heat race win despite a close call on the race’s final lap, Becker would move into the Dash where the win put him on the pole of the 40-lap feature event.

Slipping back to second when the race came to life, Becker would soon get himself into trouble as he got into the cushion too hard and nearly took a wild ride. Able to keep the rubber side down on the Monhoff Racing mount, Becker would slip back to the fifth position.

Battling with the likes of Andy Forsberg and Shane Hopkins, Becker would come up short on his quest for a weekend sweep as he capped the weekend with a fifth-place finish.

“Unfortunately, I made too many mistakes throughout Saturday night to capitalize on a great opportunity to get another win,” Becker added. “We had a lot of people pitch in both nights, offering spare parts and helping replace them. We wouldn’t have had such great results if it wasn’t for a community effort.”

Becker and Monhoff Racing would like to thank LRB, Triple X Race Co, and Alpine Pacific Drywall for their continued support.

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-2, Top 5’s- 8, Top-10’s- 9

ON TAP: Becker will reunite with Van Lare Motorsports on Saturday night as they hit the red dirt at Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Cox Fifth at Nor*Cal Posse Shootout Opener Before Saturday Contact Ends Night Early

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to Placerville Speedway over the weekend to take part in the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout, Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports would finish fifth during Friday night’s opener, before contact very early in Saturday’s feature ended their night.

“Friday night I made a mistake in the heat and it cost us a spot in the Dash,” Cox said. “We were good in the feature, I just did not driver a very clean race and it cost us a couple spots overall.”

Timing the Moorefield Construction/Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber backed No. 7c machine in fourth fastest in his qualifying group, Cox would put the C&M Motorsports machine on the front row of his heat race.

Slipping back to a second-place finish in his heat, Cox would transfer into the 30-lap feature event but would miss out on a Dash berth.

Lining up 11th in the feature, Cox would move forward on the racy Placerville Speedway surface. On a track that offered multiple grooves on both ends, Cox would work his way forward and soon find himself inside the Top-5.

Getting as high as fourth, a couple mistakes while working the cushion would see Cox cap his night with a fifth-place finish.

Back for more action on Saturday night, Cox would again get his night started by timing in fourth fastest in his qualifying group. Taking care of business on this night from the front row of his heat race, Cox would race his way to a win and safely qualify for both the Dash and the feature event.

Finishing fifth in the Dash, Cox would grid the field from the third row to start the 40-lap Nor*Cal Posse feature event.

Cox’s night would get cut short however, as contact on the third lap would leave his machine damaged and he would be done for the remainder of the event.

“We made some changes after qualifying on Saturday night, and they made the world of difference,” Cox said. “We got through our heat, had a decent Dash and I was excited for us heading into the feature. Unfortunately contact very early in the race left us with some damage that ended our night. Thanks to all the great people involved with C&M Motorsports for their help and support, and another thank you to Cody and Mandi for continuing to have me drive for them.”

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

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports returns to Placerville Speedway with Justyn Cox on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5.

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

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Picks Up First Win with Scott Bonar

PETERSEN MEDIA: Flirting with that elusive win aboard Scott Bonar’s No. 50 machine, Paul Nienhiser finally broke through and scored a win for the team as he was victorious with the Sprint Invaders on Saturday night at 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA.

“It feels great to finally get our first win with Scott Bonar and his team,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We have always been fast together and have a lot of second place finishes, so hopefully this is a sign on things to come for us.”

Following a late afternoon rain shower, that facility did a great job of getting the track and pits back in racing shape. Drawing the outside pole for his heat race, Nienhiser was hard on the throttle and jumped out to the early lead. Going flag to flag, the Chapin, IL driver picked up the win and sat third in nightly points.

Based on his point total Nienhiser would take the green flag from the inside of the second row for the Dash. Finishing third, the feature event invert would put him on the outside of the second row to take the green flag.

When the race came to life, Nienhiser made a couple of swift moves that saw him overtake the second position. Getting into traffic, Nienhiser would use the bottom of the track to slip by on lap nine and take over command of the race.

With the track continuing to change during the feature, Nienhiser would use the top in turns three and four, but was wary of someone poking their nose under him once the bottom came in.

A red on lap 16 gave Nienhiser a quick breather, and he would go on to pick up the race win once the racing action resumed.

“I kept my eyes peeled in three and four, because I knew if the bottom came in, someone would surely be able to get under me,” he added. “Just before the red flew nobody had tried yet, so I figured we were pretty good. We had a good restart, and finished the deal off.”

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

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will pilot the Ozzie Motorsports No. 73 machine Thursday-Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway with the World of Outlaws before meeting up with the IRA at 141 Speedway on Sunday.

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Seventh at Jackson Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Aside form a tough go during the rain delayed Thursday night feature event, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing would have a nice showing at the Jackson Nationals that saw them finish sixth on Friday night and seventh during Saturday’s finale.

“It was a pretty decent weekend for us aside from Thursday’s feature that got pushed to late Friday afternoon,” Madsen said. “My guys did a great job, and we had a really good car and we are looking forward to three more nights with the Outlaws this weekend.”

Finishing 17th during Thursday night’s rain delayed feature event, Friday night saw Ian Madsen time the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine in 11th fastest in time trials.

Powering to a heat race win from his second row starting position, the St Marys, NSW driver would make his way into the Dash where a seventh-place finish put him in the fourth row for the feature event.

With passing a bit tricky after half of Thursday’s show being ran prior to Friday night going green, Madsen was able to keep his mount well inside the Top-10 as a good points night saw him finish sixth.

Saturday’s finale saw Madsen take care of business from the front row of his heat race as he would pick up the win and earn a ticket into the King of the Hill event. Finishing seventh, Madsen would grid the field from the seventh starting position for the 35-lap Jackson Nationals feature event.

During the 35-lap affair, Madsen would battle the likes of older brother, Kerry, Donny Schatz, and David Gravel as they all jockeyed for position inside the Top-10.

Putting together another strong run, Madsen capped his Jackson Nationals with a seventh-place finish.

“It was good to end our weekend with a couple of Top-10’s, but we want to be even better,” Madsen added. “Excited to try and do that this weekend.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, , Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Cox Design and Fabrication, Armor Electric Company, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 8, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Ian and KCP Racing are back in action starting Thursday night at the Cedar Lake Speedway for the three-day Independence Day Spectacular.

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 website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Up and Down Jackson Nationals for Tim Kaeding

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard the Lunstra Motorsports No. 3 machine for the Jackson Nationals, Tim Kaeding and team would have an up and down weekend that saw them battle through some adversity.

“Our Jackson Nationals started off really well, then things started to go wrong,” Tim Kaeding said. “We were able to fight through most of it, but unfortunately we got snake bit again during Saturday’s ‘B’.”

Starting the three-day show on Thursday night, Kaeding would get off to a great start as he timed the East River LLP/First National Bank/Custom Outfitters backed No. 3 machine in 18th fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Kaeding would finish in the second spot which locked him into both the feature event as well as the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash.

With rain moving in following heat races, Kaeding would check back in on Friday night to complete Thursday’s program before getting into Friday’s regularly scheduled event.

Finishing fifth in the Dash, TK would grid the field from the fifth starting spot during the first feature of the night on Friday.

Keeping the Lunstra Motorsports machine well inside the Top-10 during the opening feature event of the weekend, TK would have a good points run as he capped the race with a sixth place finish, and quickly turned his attention to the Friday night show.

Having issues with a plug wire during time trials, Kaeding would be credited with the 41st fastest lap of the night and would start at the rear of his heat race.

Lining up scratch on the field in his heat, TK would have the elbows up as he sliced and diced his way forward and into the fifth and final transfer position. Moving into the ‘A’, TK would grid the field from the 17th starting position.

Looking to continue to make up for early troubles, Kaeding would get what he could in the Friday night finale as he took the checkered flag with a 13th place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night, TK would line up in the fourth starting position during his heat race. Making a bit of a mistake in his heat race, Kaeding would fall back to finish seventh, and with points lining up the ‘A’, he would find himself in the ‘B’.

With only four drivers moving into the ‘A’, Kaeding had some work to do as he would line up in the 13th starting position. Getting all he could out of the Lunstra Motorsports entry, a part failure would ultimately end the team’s night as Kaeding would be credited with a 17th place finish in the semi.

“Thanks to Dave Lunstra and his team for all of their hard work over the weekend,” Kaeding said. “We had a really good car, just had some bad luck that set us back. Looking forward to doing it again.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank East River LLP, First National Bank, Custom Outfitters, Virg’s Welding and Repair, Aherndt Designs, and Valley Springs Body Shop for their support.

ON TAP: Kaeding will now head to Sides Motorsports for this weekend’s World of Outlaws triple-header at Cedar Lake Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

Justin Sanders Powers to Seventh Place Finish with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting in another weekend of racing in the Midwest, Justin Sanders and Antaya Motorsports would go to battle with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Friday night Sanders would charge to seventh before enduring a wild crash on Saturday night.

“Friday night I made a mistake and missed the scales after winning our heat,” Sanders said. “Saturday night we were pretty good, but I hung my right rear off the edge and took a pretty wild ride.”

Friday night at Caney Valley Speedway, Sanders would line the Fire Protection Management/Alkaline 88/North County Plastering backed No. 16a machine up in the second row for his heat race.

Putting on a nice run, Sanders would race his way to the win and put himself in the feature. After taking the checkered flag, Sanders missed the scales and was then disqualified and found himself in the back of the night’s ‘B’ Main.

From his eighth starting position, Sanders would flex the same muscle he did in the heat race as he powered his way to the win and transferred into the feature.

Lining up 18th in the ‘A’, Sanders would go to work on the high side of the speedway and pick off cars seemingly at will. Working his way forward, Sanders capped a very hard-fought hard charging night with a seventh-place finish.

Heading to Little Rock, AR on Saturday night to compete at I-30 Speedway, Sanders would pick up a second-place finish in his heat race and find himself in the third row to start the ‘A’.

Running in the fifth position, Sanders would get a lesson in running the top at the high banked I-30 Speedway as he would hang his right rear off the edge of the racing surface and it would result in a wild ride.

Able to walk away from the wreck, Sanders’ weekend would come to an end.

“It was good to have really good speed at some track’s that I have never been to,” Sanders said. “It is never fun to destroy a car, but I am thankful for all of my safety equipment for doing its job. Thanks to Larry Antaya, and all of our partners who made this trip possible.”

Justin and Larry Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Fire Protection Management, Alkaline 88, North County Plastering, Roadside 24 Hour Service, Wicked Cushion, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Triple X Race Co., Walker Filtration, FK Shocks, and Wings Unlimited for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 12, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 4, Top-10’s- 6

ON TAP: Justin Sanders and Antaya Motorsports are unsure where they will be next at the time of press.

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

 

 

60TH RUNNING OF THE NOS ENERGY DRINK KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY CASEY’S POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 2021
KNOXVILLE, IA (June 30, 2020) -- The Marion County Fair Board and Knoxville Raceway have postponed the 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s until August 11-14, 2021.

In lieu of the Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Raceway will partner with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for three nights of racing, August 13-15, culminating with the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, previously scheduled on Sunday, August 9. The 2020 Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will pay $50,000 to win and $3,000 to start. Due to COVID restrictions, only 7,000 spectators will be permitted to attend each night. Further information for this race will be announced at a later date.

“This is devastating for all of us on the fair board and at the track, as we know it is for all our fans, competitors, sponsors, employees and everyone in the racing community,” said Brian Bailey, president of the Marion County Fair Board. “A year without the Knoxville Nationals just feels surreal. This is not the outcome any of us wanted. We can promise everyone, that when the 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s happens, it will be our biggest event yet. We’ll be eager and ready to welcome all 23,000-plus fans back to Knoxville.”

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Knoxville Raceway officials have worked diligently with local government and Iowa state officials to craft a safe plan to host the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s. Unfortunately, as case numbers continue to rise in the country and mass gatherings continue to be discouraged, the track’s latest and most viable event plan was not approved.

“Since March, we have collaborated on several different plans with state and local officials to make the Knoxville Nationals happen,” Bailey said. “In the end, we were just up against too many obstacles to make the event happen safely and at the level expected of the Knoxville Nationals. We’re grateful for all of the time, effort and understanding we’ve received throughout the process. Collectively, everyone is disappointed with this outcome.”

Ticketing and camping information is listed below. For all inquiries concerning the postponement of the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s, please call the ticket office at 641-842-5431.

Information on Tickets and Camping:
Tickets: All tickets purchased for the 2020 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s will be automatically rolled over to the 2021 event. If fans prefer to forfeit their 2021 tickets and receive a refund, they are encouraged to call the Knoxville Raceway ticket office at 641-842-5431.
Existing 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s tickets will not be valid for the 2021 event. New tickets will be issued.

Tickets for the 2020 Knoxville Nationals will not be transferable to the aforementioned three-day World of Outlaws event this August.

Previously purchased tickets for the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will be refunded. Information on purchasing tickets for the re-scheduled Capitani Classic on August 15 will be announced soon.

Camping: If you have a camping reservation at the race track or at the North Campgrounds during the dates of August 6 – August 15, 2020 and your plans have changed and reservation needs to be modified, please call the ticket office to request a roll over to the 2021 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s or a refund no later than Wednesday, July 15.

2020 Season: Barring any unforeseen changes, all other events on the 2020 Knoxville Raceway schedule are on as scheduled. All events, as of now, have a maximum capacity of 7,000 spectators.

 

 

Stout Field Expected to Tackle TBJ Promotions' Midget Round Up This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (June 30, 2020) - Approximately three dozen elite midget racers will converge upon Airport Raceway this weekend for the 5th annual Midget Round Up presented by Burtis Motor Company.

The dirt oval in Garden City, Kan., hosts the marquee TBJ Promotions event on Friday and Saturday with two divisions of winged micro sprints also competing both nights.

"We're excited to showcase a great field of midget and micro sprint drivers this weekend," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "The Midget Round Up has built on its success each year and we anticipate another stellar event featuring great racing this weekend."

The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association are sanctioning the midget competition with NOW600 Series Winged 'A' Class micro sprints battling to win the Brandon Barbo Memorial. NOW600 Series Restricted 'A Class micro sprints round out the program.

Tickets for the 5th annual Midget Round Up are $15 for adults on July 3 and $20 on July 4. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Direct Fireworks, Maupin's Truck Service and Rapid Cost for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 11th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2020 is the 5th annual Midget Round Up, which is July 3-4 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Setters Sweeps Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Show at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (June 30, 2020) - James Setters is undefeated on the young season after winning his second straight Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series race last Friday at Electric City Speedway.

Setters, who was driving for Mike Quigley, swept the night by winning both his heat race and the main event.

"We started off in the heat and I didn't get too good of a start," he said. "I got to fourth right away and then got passed by a guy in the middle. I was running the top and switched to the bottom. I passed two guys and a couple of laps later I got the other two guys."

The heat race win earned a spot into the feature redraw. Setters pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"I ran the top again in the main event," he said. "I saw a nose peak under me so I moved to the bottom. I heard them once and then I looked down the next lap and saw them. I figured I better protect the bottom. It felt faster. I had started second guessing myself when I got traffic and wasn't passing them as fast as I wanted to. I'm glad I moved down the track.

"We fixed up the motor before this race and it was running better than it did the first night. It's all coming together."

Setters will return to Electric City Speedway this Friday for his third straight race at the track.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.setters.188

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

SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Picks Up Two More Top Fives in Wingless Micro Sprint Competition Before Turning Focus to 360 Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - ORANGEVILLE, Pa. (June 30, 2020) - Joey Amantea piloted his wingless micro sprint at three different Pennsylvania tracks last week.

His best result came Friday at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, where he finished third. He followed that up with a fifth-place outing at Greenwood Valley Action Tracks on Saturday to bring his top-five count to six on the season.

"It wasn't a bad week, but I think my expectations were to do a little better," he said. "Considering how well we've been running, I was just hoping for some better finishes than what we ultimately got."

Amantea began his week last Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, where he won a heat race form the pole position. He then started seventh in the feature and was running just inside the top 10 when he slowed to a stop to miss a wreck. That forced Amantea to restart at the rear of the field. On a track that proved tough to pass on he settled for a 17th -place finish.

"The night started off great with getting the pole in the heat race and winning," he said. "We were okay in the feature, but we just couldn't get moving forward early. The wreck set us back and from there we just did whatever we could and managed a 17th."

Amantea headed to Linda's Speedway on Friday, where he advanced forward one position in a heat race to finish third. The redraw proved favorable as he drew the sixth starting position in the feature. Amantea was battling for second when he made contact with another car and lost handling as a result. He was able to hold onto the third position for the remainder of the race.

"It was a pretty good night, but the track was really one lane and it made it tough to pass cars," he said. "I think we had at least a second-place car, but overall it wasn't a bad night and made up for the disappointment of Kutztown."

Amantea wrapped up the trio of races on Saturday at Greenwood Valley Action Tracks, where he went from fourth to second in a heat race and earned the seventh starting position in the feature. He struggled with the setup on his car in the feature, but was still able to advance two positions to finish fifth.

"I was really disappointed in myself as I think we had the car to win, but I chose the wrong gear for the feature," he said. "We were not really losing any ground in the feature, but we also were not gaining any. That is definitely one I wish I could get back."

Next up for Amantea will be a first-ever trip to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Wednesday for his second career winged 360ci sprint car start with the United Racing Club as part of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek. He will follow that up with a pair of starts in wingless micro sprint competition with visits to Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa., on Thursday and Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on Saturday. Amantea will return behind the wheel of the 360 sprint car on Sunday with a trip to Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., to compete with United Racing Club.

"I'm extremely excited to get out to a track like Port Royal and be surrounded by not only a great field of 360 drivers, but some of the best in the 410 division," he said. "We've got a lot of racing on tap and if we can just learn a few things and continue to grow this weekend will be a success."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 24 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 17 (7).

June 26 - Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (6).

June 27 - Greenwood Valley Action Tracks in Orangeville, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; Thursday at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa.; Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.; and Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com .

"I'm very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank JPA Masonry, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Records Second-Best ASCS National Tour Result During Debut at Caney Valley Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 30, 2020) - Danny Sams III posted his second-best career result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Thursday during his debut at Caney Valley Speedway.

The oval in Caney, Kan., hosted the first series event since early March and the Sams LaMountain Racing driver was eager for the challenge. He placed second in a heat race to lock into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"We did really well," he said. "I was able to hold onto that 11 th spot for quite a while until a car spun out in front of me. It collected me and tore up the nose wing. We restarted at the back and passed some cars to get back to 13th."

The 13th-place result was one position shy of tying his career-best finish with the series. It marked his top outing of the year.

"It felt good to show up and be right on pace with everyone," he said. "It felt really good to be running up there. We've learned a lot during the little coronavirus offseason and we're trying to put it to good use."

Two days later Sams III ventured to I-30 Speedway for another ASCS National Tour event. He finished where he started in both a heat race - fourth - and a qualifier - seventh.

"We started off the night pretty fast and we made a qualifier," he said. "On the start a car flipped onto me. I was able to salvage a seventh-place finish. That lined me up fourth in a B Main. We were racing for the transfer spot when I was able to get in front of the third-place car. A caution came out before we could complete the lap. On the restart that driver got into the berm and pushed high. I went under him and as I did he went low to block. There was contact going into turn one and I was able to keep going. We ran third for a while before slipping to fourth. Then coming to the white flag I shredded the right rear tire."

Sams III was unable to finish the race after the blown tire.

The team is taking this weekend off before resuming ASCS National Tour action on July 11 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 13 (11).

June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (4); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: DNF (4).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 11 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Enjoys ASCS National Tour's Return to Racing

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 30, 2020) - Alex Hill made her long-awaited return to racing last weekend with a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races following a layoff from the track since March 8 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

"It was really great to be back racing," she said. "I felt pretty good behind the wheel for being off for so long. I felt like I was still pretty aggressive, like I was the last time we raced in California. We had a fast car."

Hill competed against solid fields of approximately 40 drivers each night, but fortune didn't smile upon her as she fell just one spot short of her goal of making the A Main at both events.

Her first race since March got off to a frustrating start as she lined up for a heat race on Thursday night at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.

"I was scheduled to start fifth in my heat race," she said. "But another car ahead of me didn't make it and I was told to move to fourth. But when I went to the outside, another car took the fourth spot and I was behind him in sixth. That was the way they started the race and that's where I finished."

Hill's heat race finish slotted her fourth in a B Main, which transferred the top three finishers to the A Main.

"I got up to third in the B Main and ran there for every lap except the last one, when my teammate, Dylan Westbrook, got by me," she said.

Hill took a provisional to start and park the main event.

She enjoyed a better beginning to the night at I-30 Speedway on Saturday when she raced from third to second in her heat race, placing her in the fourth starting position of a qualifier. Unfortunately, a spin in that race sent her to the rear of the 10-car field. Hill eventually finished eighth, which put her second on the starting grid for a B Main.

"We had our car setup to run the bottom," she said. "It was really working well and I was running in second. But the track was weird all night. The faster groove kept moving between the top and bottom. It switched from the bottom to the top during the B Main and a couple of cars got by me and I finished fourth. I should've switched to the top after I was passed for second. That one was on me."

Next up for Hill is a doubleheader at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Friday and Saturday.

"Knoxville is one of my favorite tracks and I'm really looking forward to racing there two nights this week," she said.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 25 (24).

June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 8 (4); B Main: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Creative Edge Signs and Graphics

Located in Kitchener, Ontario, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics has been in business for more than 20 years. Co-founder Steve Lyons started in vehicle graphics as a teenager, lettering race cars at the local race track. Back then, the tools of the trade were brushes and a steady hand. Today, computer technology allows its team of artists to go far beyond the capabilities of the paint brush. From computer-cut vinyl to digital imaging, Creative Edge has the tools to design eye-catching signs and vehicle graphics from start to finish. For more information, visit http://www.CreativeEdgeInc.ca.

"Creative Edge provides us with great quality wraps for our car," Hill said. "They are the best."

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

 

 

Carney II Strong Early Before Misfortune Strikes at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 30, 2020) - John Carney II set himself up to secure a season-best outing in his SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade and Mesilla Valley Transportation backed sprint car last Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

Carney II won a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race after starting on the outside of the front row before he maneuvered from fifth to third place in a qualifier. That ranked him fourth in points out of the 40-plus competitors.

"I think we were half a second quicker than anyone in the heats," he said. "We made an adjustment for the qualifier. We were three wide for the lead going to the stripe. That track is about two wide, not three wide. If the two guys in front of us weren't racing side by side I think we could have got another position or two. We left the car alone for the feature. I don't know if it was the first lap or the second lap, but someone right reared me. I made it three or four more laps before the drag link broke. When I spun out I got hit and it bent the front axle."

Carney II started fourth and was battling for a top five during the opening laps before the incident ended his night early. It was a typical result during what has been a tough start to the ASCS National Tour season.

The series resumed action last Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., after being dormant for more than three months. Carney II struggled to find a balance in his race car all night, finishing fifth in both a heat race and a B Main.

"I think last year I missed one ASCS National Tour race," he said. "That was the first one I remember missing other than when I first started racing. The deal the other night marked three in a row. Just weird stuff going on. I was so mad about Thursday. To start up front and not be able to maintain was terrible. Backing up is not something I'm okay with. We ran a lot better at I-30 Speedway, but just ran into misfortune."

Carney II will team up with Scott Brown to tackle the 2020 Scooter Matthews Memorial/Firecracker Shootout this Friday and Saturday at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas. The duo has three feature victories together this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - Heat race: 5 (2); B Main: 5 (3).

June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 3 (5); Feature: 24 (4).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 3 wins, 6 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, for the 2020 Scooter Matthews Memorial/Firecracker Shootout

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

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.

"I've been friends with Royal for basically my whole life," Carney II said. "He's been the promoter for both of my hometown tracks. He's been a big supporter of my racing. He's a real racer who helps racers, has a race track, has race cars and runs a great trucking company."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Austin McCarl Posts Career Best World of Outlaws Finish During Jackson Nationals Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the Jackson Nationals over the weekend, Austin McCarl would get his weekend started off with a bang as he went toe-to-toe with defending World of Outlaws champion, Brad Sweet, and recorded his career best finish with the series by way of a second-place finish.

“The weekend started off pretty well for us, winning my first Outlaw Dash, and scoring my best ever finish with the series,” Austin McCarl said. “Friday and Saturday were a little rough on us, but overall really happy with how we performed during the opener.”

Going out near the tail end of the field on Thursday night in time trials, McCarl would time in 14th fastest, and find himself in the second row of his heat race. Getting a good jump, McCarl would finish second which put him into the Dash draw where the one pill put him on the pole.

Picking up his first career DirtVision Fast Pass Dash win, McCarl would find himself on the pole of the feature event alongside Brad Sweet. Getting the early jump, a red flag would negate the start and McCarl would look to try again.

The next start saw Sweet make a daring move on the outside of McCarl and it would pay off and drop ‘The Big Unit’ back to second. Keeping pace with Sweet for the duration of the feature, McCarl would admit that Sweet drove a near perfect race and left him no opportunity to get back to the front.

Holding down the second position, McCarl would pocket his career best finish with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” as he readied for the Friday night program.

Again, timing in 14th for the Friday night program, McCarl would not get such a great start in his heat race on this night as he slipped back to a sixth-place finish and would be forced into the night’s Last Chance Showdown.

Working his way into a transfer position, a car would get crossed up in front of the Altoona, IA driver and it would result in him losing a transfer position and he would bring his Friday night to an early end with a fifth-place finish.

Saturday’s finale saw McCarl battle engine gremlins in his heat race and it would result in his point total moving him into the Last Chance Showdown again. Getting his engine figured out, McCarl would race to the win and successfully punch his ticket in the Jackson Nationals feature event.

Lining up 21st in the feature event, McCarl would do what he could from the back of the pack. Though he was unable to mount a big charge, he picked up a handful of positions and closed his weekend out with a 17th place finish.

“It is pretty gratifying to go into a multi-day event like that with just one car and a older engine and run with the best and contend for a win,” McCarl said. “Being a pretty small team, and doing a lot of the work myself, I take pride in what we accomplished. I thank everyone who lends a hand so much, and also really thank the companies that are able to support our racing efforts. I really need to thank Rider Racing Engines for all of their continued support as well. Looking forward to getting to Knoxville Raceway this weekend for two more days of racing.

McCarl would like to thank Kolthoff Electric, VanBalle/Oldham, Knoxville Hospital and Clinics, Cycle Liquors, HRP, Rider Racing Engines, and Maxim Chassis for their support.

ON TAP: McCarl will be back in action on Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Make sure to follow Austin McCarl on Twitter @AustinMcCarl17a.

 

 

Crockett Earns Podium at Caney Valley and Top Five at I-30 During ASCS National Tour Return

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 30, 2020) - Roger Crockett has climbed to second in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings after a strong return to series competition last weekend.

Crockett posted a pair of top-five runs, giving him a series-leading five top 10s in six races this season.

The action began last Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., where Crockett hustled from eighth to third in a heat race.

"We got a decent start and had our car free enough," he said. "We got up to fourth and then had a little luck with someone missing the scales, which gave us third in the heat. That put us in the first four feature redraw rather than being eighth or ninth or wherever it'd put us in points."

Crockett redrew the No. 4 to line up on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"We got up to second and ran the top," he said. "A couple laps later it got marbly up there. I lost three spots in one lap. I worked past a couple of guys to get to third and rode it out.

"I wasn't that happy with finishing third because I was disappointed with how I had the car. We went to the shop on Friday and I measured everything, dynoed my shocks, checked my weight and ride heights. I was dumbfounded why the car wasn't better. We decided to go with a little different game plan on Saturday and we were really happy how it worked."

Crockett ventured to I-30 Speedway on Saturday. He advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race before winning a qualifier. That ranked him sixth in overall points to garner the sixth starting position for the A Main.

"I went to some things we did last year that worked for us," he said. "I could run through the middle in the slick and the car would do exactly what we needed it to do. I felt like our car could have competed for a win. It was extremely hard to get by a guy while competing for second. I finally got the position, but pushed up the track and lost two spots. When we took the white flag I was side by side for third on the top, but going into turn three a lapped car didn't give me any room so we finished fourth.

"They had the race track really, really good. It was nice and wide and racy."

Crockett was credited with a fourth-place finish, which was his third top five of the season.

He plans on racing at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 3 (4).

June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Racing Oil

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"Since we've used Champion Racing Oil we haven't had any bearing problems and everything looks great in the motors," Crockett said.

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Alex Pokorski makes strides in MSA Beaver Dam event

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 30, 2020 – Fresh off of a solid effort in his 360 Sprint Car debut at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 13, 21-year-old rookie Alex Pokorski of West Bend, Wis. made some strong gains in his learning progression behind the wheel of the Pokorski Motorsports machine in a Midwest Sprint Car Association event at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam. Wis. on Saturday, June 27.

With a huge field of 42 MSA Sprint Cars on hand, Pokorski qualified 29th out of 41 cars timing in during a group qualifying format. Despite his qualifying effort, Pokorski had to start in the rear of the heat race line up as a rookie, which put him in the ninth starting spot in the fourth 10-lap MSA heat race.

Pokorski held his position throughout the heat race event on the ultra dry slick track surface en route to a ninth-place finish.

“The first few laps of qualifying were a little rough because I didn’t know where I should be entering the corner,” Pokorski said. “Once I figured out the entry, the car handled very well and I was able to put a good lap in. The heat race was similar to qualifying. The track had changed from qualifying, so I had to figure out a new line again. Once I found the line and got a rhythm going, I was able to reel in Shane Wenninger, who was ahead of me, over last three laps or so.”

After lining up 10th in the first 12-lap MSA B main, Pokorski found himself running sixth following a two-car incident on lap two involving Scott Conger and Tyler Tischendorf.

On the restart, Conger, Mike Decker and Tischendorf slipped past Pokorski, who fell back to ninth on lap 3. Pokorski regrouped to reel in Tischendorf over the next four laps before executing a pass to secure eighth place in turn four on lap 7.

Pokorski continued to find his groove in the closing circuits as he dove under Will Gerrits in turn four on the final lap to finish seventh.

“The beginning of the B main went a lot better than I was expecting,” Pokorski said. “I was able to pass a few cars in the first corner and the first caution also gave me a spot or two. The first lap after the restart, I didn’t put down a good lap. That cost me two or three spots I think. Once I got into a rhythm again, I was feeling better and I was happy to make a pass in the last corner coming to the checkered flag.”

After his first two events in a 360 Sprint Car, Pokorski is pleased with his progress so far.

“In my first week at Plymouth, it seemed like everything was happening very fast and I hardly had time to take a tear off,” Pokorski said. “This week I feel like I got more comfortable in the car and things seemed to slow down a bit for me. I also was able to make some more passes than I did in my first night. I definitely felt a little faster, but I still have a lot to learn.”

The team was scheduled to be in action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth Wis. as part of the Russ Scheffler Tribute race program on Friday, June 26. However, heavy rain hit the track in the late afternoon hours to force the event to be postponed until Thursday, Aug. 27.

Pokorski Motorsports will return to action this Saturday, July 4 for the Midwest Sprint Car Association’s debut appearance at Gravity Park Speedway in Chilton, Wis. with Alex Pokorski in the driver’s seat. The Firecracker 30 MSA points event will begin with qualifying at 5 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m.

“I did run some laps at Gravity Park in a practice once,” Pokorski said. “I believe they have changed the track since I drove on it though. It is very small, but I think it will be a good place to learn at. You really have to be aware of who is around you and be able to control your car in order to do well on a small track like that.”

An originally scheduled MSA event at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. in conjunction with the Interstate Racing Association on Friday, July 3 has been moved back to Friday, July 10. Paul Pokorski will return to wheel the No. 4 Pokorski Motorsports machine on that night for the MSA’s first appearance of the 2020 season at the horsepower half mile.

Sponsors for the 2020 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports would like to welcome back Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a sponsor for the 2020 racing season.
Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects.
Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success.
Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006.
In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focused on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012.
In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom.
“Quest Engineering came on board with Pokorski Motorsports in 2018 and we are excited to have them back for their third season with us,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
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2020 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule.
Saturday, July 4 – Gravity Park Speedway, Chilton, Wis.
Friday, July 10 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Friday, July 17 – Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing, Seymour, Wis.
Saturday, July 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2020 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 4
MSA events – 3
IRA events - 0
A Main Victories – 1
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Caps Challenging Weekend With Strong Run During AGCO Jackson Nationals Finale

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 30, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi rallied throughout the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, where he overcame mechanical woes early in the weekend to tie for the most cars passed during the marquee event's finale at Jackson Motorplex.

"It was a hell of a recovery from a tough weekend," he said. "We made the show and moved forward in the race. I feel like from the moment we drove through the gate it was a struggle, but the guys kept working hard and we rebounded well by the end of it."

Scelzi battled mechanical problems throughout the two preliminary nights of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event. He finished seventh in the Last Chance Showdown during the opener and maneuvered from 14th to eighth in the LCS during Round 2 - both times being only a handful of positions shy of making the main event.

However, that changed on Saturday when Scelzi advanced from seventh to sixth place in a qualifier and from seventh to fourth place in the Last Chance Showdown.

"Before we went out they reworked the bottom," he said. "Everyone moved to the top so I was able to sneak into the show by running the bottom. I felt like the car was all right and we rolled around the track decent.

"In the main event I felt really good and racy. There were a couple of yellows that didn't fall my way. I passed a couple of guys when the yellow would come out and they'd get back in front of me. It didn't go my way, but we still were able to pass a lot of cars."

Scelzi charged from 24th to 15th and he was tied for the most positions gained during the race.

Next up is a trip to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., this Thursday through Saturday for the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

"I really like Cedar Lake," he said. "It's a place I enjoy going to. I've had good speed there. Usually that place gets really, really slick, which makes the racing fun. I'm hoping it gets slick and we can be contenders."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 37; Heat race: 7 (10); B Main: 7 (6).

June 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 9 (7); C Main: 2 (1); B Main: 8 (14).

June 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifier: 6 (7); B Main: 4 (7); Feature: 15 (24).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a championship winning sprint car team formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"Growing up in California the Roth car has always been the pinnacle of racing with their accomplishments in not only California but throughout the country," Scelzi said. "The friendship we have with Dennis and Teresa Roth and Todd Ventura is special. Any time we've needed anything they've gone above and beyond. It's a lot more than a motor sports partnership. It's a true and special friendship."

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

 

 

Mallett Runs Top-Five Streak to Eight as ASCS National Tour Season Resumes

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 30, 2020) - Following a week off from competition, Jordon Mallett picked up two top-five finishes with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in the series' first action since early March due to the effects of COVID-19.

The results marked eight straight top-five finishes for the Greenbrier, Ark., native, continuing a positive trend of success since switching to a Triple X chassis for the 2020 season.

"We're really starting to get things where we want and we have a really nice balance," he said. "We'll keep plugging away at things and I'm happy with the direction we're headed."

Mallett kicked off the weekend last Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., where he advanced forward six positions to finish second in a heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the A Main.

Mallett battled back from a tough start that dropped him to fourth to challenge for the top spot. He led Lap 9 by a nose at the line before slipping to second the following circuit. After a restart on Lap 15, Mallett had to get on the brakes to avoid wrecking and fell to the fourth position. With the rest of the race going non-stop, Mallett maintained the spot to finish fourth.

"I almost got turned around on that last restart and it made me enter the turn pretty hot and it really just messed us up," he said. "I really think we had a winning car so as much as I was pleased, I was disappointed as well. We definitely can't hang our heads though."

He then headed to a home state race at I-30 Speedway on Saturday. Mallett advanced two positions in a heat race to finish fifth. He then maneuvered from seventh to fourth in a qualifier to garner the 11th starting position in the main event.

Mallett steadily marched forward throughout the feature and he was able to sneak into the top five with a last-lap pass. The six positions gained were the second most among any driver in the field and guided him to his eighth top five of the season.

"I told the guys that it was going to be hard to pass cars on Saturday night and luckily we were able to make a few moves to get ourselves through the qualifier and into the feature," he said. "Track position is the name of the game in this sport and we just needed a better starting spot. I'm so proud of my team and the effort we put forth."

Mallett will take this week off to celebrate the Fourth of July with his family and friends before returning the following weekend with another home state race on July 11 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis. He will enter the race ranked third in the ASCS National Tour championship standings, trailing first by only 72 points.

"I honestly don't know the last time I got to enjoy the July 4th holiday without some sort of racing, so we're going to soak this one up and try and relax," he said. "We've got a lot to be thankful about right now and this is the perfect time to embrace that. We'll look to come back next week with another good run and just try to keep the momentum rolling."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (8); Feature: 4 (2).

June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 4 (7); Feature: 5 (11).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 11 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dynotech Race Engines

Dynotech Race Engines is an engine building and performance shop, based in Memphis, Tenn., operated by Ricky Stenhouse Sr.

"Ever since I have started working with Ricky (Stenhouse Sr.) he has really helped us step our program up," Mallett said. "He builds extremely good and reliable engines, which speak for themselves. Ricky has helped me get a good grasp on how to keep up with my engine program and the maintenance program. He's become a really good friend and mentor. He always has our back."

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

 

 

Henderson Scores Top-10 Finish During AGCO Jackson Nationals Preliminary Night

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 30, 2020) - Justin Henderson led Mike Sandvig Racing to its best result during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition last Friday when Jackson Motorplex hosted the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

The team qualified for the feature during each of the three nights, highlighting the event with a seventh-place result during the opening preliminary race.

"There were guys who definitely had a worse weekend than us, but it wasn't really where we wanted to be," Henderson said. "We made all three features, so it says we can definitely compete with the best and we'll keep digging."

Thursday night's opener began with Henderson laying down a lap of 13.154 seconds in time trials, good enough for 17th quickest among the 44 competitors. He then started second in a heat race and finished third to lock himself into the feature with a ninth-place starting spot.

Persistent rain showers delayed the feature event until Friday evening. Henderson returned to the track and advanced forward two spots to place seventh. The top-10 finish was the third of the season for the team.

"We were pretty good early on and I thought we maybe had a top-five car," Henderson said. "To finish seventh against a field like that is pretty cool, but ultimately we want to be challenging for wins and not just top 10s."

Henderson and his team decided not to make any changes to the car for the regularly scheduled program Friday night. He timed in 13th quickest with a lap of 13.277 second, but he got over the berm during the start in his heat race. That dropped him to a sixth-place finish and a spot in the Last Chance Showdown. Henderson gained one one position to finish second, which qualified him for the feature.

Henderson capped the night by ending 22nd in the A Main.

"I really hurt us in that heat race by jumping the marbles up top and it set the tone for the entire night," he said. "We fought back to make the show, which says a lot about our team's strength, but ultimately it was just a disappointing night."

Henderson ranked 16th in preliminary points and a third-place finish in a qualifier on Saturday locked him into the 16th starting position for the 35-lap main event. He struggled in traffic and ultimately lost one spot to finish in 17th.

"We had a really fun race with Jason Sides in the qualifier and I actually thought we were pretty good," he said. "But once the feature rolled around it just seemed like we didn't really have anything for them and we just kind of raced around where we started."

Next up for the team is a return to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Friday and Saturday.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back to Knoxville and I'm hopeful that we can be sitting up front at the end of the night," Henderson said. "Mike gives me great equipment and I really want to get him a win. The story of our season has been that we are good, but not spectacular. We want to be spectacular and I think we're on our way to getting there."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 7 (9).

June 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 23 (22).

June 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 17 (16).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DeBerg Concrete

DeBerg Concrete Inc. is located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes in Spirit Lake and Okoboji. With more than 25 years of experience and a great crew, DeBerg Concrete Inc. is known for its quality work, both residential and commercial in Iowa and Minnesota.

"DeBerg Concrete has been a long-time sponsor of mine and I believe they are the best in concrete finish from driveways to light foam basements," Sandvig said. "They do it all. Contact Kevin at (712) 330-3676."

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

 

 

Ohio Valley Speedway to Welcome Back Race Fans Once Again

Steel Block Late Model Series Added to Friday Night Card

(Washington, WV) After an ideal weather forecast all week leading up to the fans returning and the running of the OVSCA Sprint Cars, mother nature would quickly change those plans. A late afternoon thunderstorm would roll through Lubeck just about six o' clock washing out the nights action and rescheduling the OVSCA Sprint Cars. An early and eager fanbase would have to wait one more week to get their 'Valley' fix.

Race teams and race fans are encouraged to keep hold of your armbands from Friday's rainout which can be used anytime during the next three weeks. The OVSCA Sprint Cars will return in three weeks on Friday Night, July 17th as to not reschedule on top of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek during the next two weeks.

This Friday Night, July 3rd we will once again welcome back fans for the first time in 2020 and fans will be treated to double the Late Model action. Not only is Ohio Valley Speedway's best Super Late contingent on the card but so is a special $1,000 to win Steel Block Late Model Series event on tap. Also in action will be the UMP Modifieds, Sportmods, 4 Cylinders and Mini Wedges.

Gates will open at 4, with Wedges beginning at 6:15, Drivers Meeting taking place at 6:30, Hotlaps/Qualifying getting underway at 6:45 with racing taking the green at 7:30. General admission is $15 with children 10 and under FREE while pit prices are $30 with kids 5 and under FREE. A full concession stand will be available for fans dining pleasure, featuring your favorite racetrack staples including Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs w/Sauce, Cheesesticks, Fries, Nachos and much more! Plus quench your thirst with your favorite Pepsi products along with our 'famous' Sweet Tea!

About OVS: Ohio Valley Speedway is a fast 3/8 mile dirt track located just south of Lubeck, WV on Rt. 68 south and Wadesville Road and races every Friday Night April thru September. Opened in 1958, and known by most as the 'Valley', the Mountain State gem has played host to some of the biggest names in open wheel and short track racing history over the years and parlays it quintessential paperclip configuration into terrific racing action nightly. For more information give us a call at 304-771-5661 or 304-771-5051 or on Raceday at 304-861-0299. Be sure to follow us at https://www.facebook.com/ohiovalleyspeedway for all the latest news and events.

 

 

37TH KINGS ROYAL WEEKEND RESCHEDULED TO JULY 2021

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 29, 2020) – Eldora Speedway has rescheduled the 37th annual Kings Royal Weekend to July 2021.

The legendary half-mile dirt oval’s marquee sprint car event was originally slated for July 15-18, but the Ohio Department of Health’s orders restricting mass gatherings and spectator events at large venues remains in effect as a part of the state’s overall response to the COVID-19 health crisis.

“Governor Mike DeWine text me to deliver the unfortunate news,” said Roger Slack, general manager of Eldora Speedway. “While acknowledging the importance of our events, especially for Darke County, he stated the orders in place continue to prohibit spectators from motorsports events.

“As we’ve said all along, the fastest way for our race fans to return to the track is for each of us to practice social distancing, wear our masks or cloth face coverings, and practice good hygiene – especially by frequently washing our hands.

“We remain in constant communication with state officials regarding other upcoming events at Eldora as we work to bring fans back to our facility as soon and as safely as possible, all while adhering to the mandates issued by the Ohio Department of Health.”

Eldora officials, who have been working with local and state officials since April to establish re-opening guidance, submitted a detailed proposal to Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Darke County General Health District, for the return of spectator events at 50 percent capacity during the months of July and August.

The proposal included key learnings from Eldora’s lone race of the 2020 season, a restricted-access competitor-only contest, “The Dirt Late Model Stream Live on FloRacing,” held June 4-6. The non-spectator event operated in accordance with a strict Event Protocol developed by Eldora in concert with the world’s top motorsports sanctioning bodies which was reviewed and approved by both the Darke County General Health District and the Ohio Department of Health.

With the encouragement of state officials, Eldora extended its self-imposed deadline to announce a decision on the Kings Royal from June 19 to June 24. When the date passed without approval from state officials, Eldora submitted a “Restart/Reseat Reserved Seat Map” further reducing capacity to just 17.76 percent and submitted it to Governor DeWine Thursday morning.

However, with the Ohio Department of Health’s current orders and with reopening guidance yet to be established by Responsible RestartOhio, spectators remain prohibited from grandstands at Ohio’s large venues – including Eldora Speedway.

The Large Venue Advisory Group, announced by Governor DeWine on May 12, is chaired by Paul Dolan, CEO of the Cleveland Indians. It includes representatives from Ohio’s teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MiLB, ECHL, MLS, The Memorial PGA Tournament, the Ohio State University, the Mid America Conference, and concert promoter Live Nation. The full membership can be found here: Responsible RestartOhio - Large Venues

Race fans should retain all tickets, credentials, passes and receipts they have received to date for the 37th Kings Royal Weekend. All advance tickets, pit passes, campsites and suite admissions for the 37th Kings Royal will be honored for the rescheduled date in July 2021.

Information, including frequently asked questions with answers, is available at https://www.eldoraspeedway.com/kings-royal-covid/

Eldora officials will continue to use the “When We Know, You’ll Know” policy regarding event information and will communicate updates direct to patron accounts as it becomes available, on www.EldoraSpeedway.com and via Eldora’s official social channels.

 

 

Colby Copeland and Canales Racing put together strong weekend at the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 29, 2020…The Nor*Cal Posse Shootout presented the most lucrative Winged 360 Sprint Car event since action returned in California and Canales Racing driver Colby Copeland did not disappoint, claiming back-to-back runner up finishes at the Placerville Speedway two-step.

The Canales Racing team once again brought out a pair of cars this past weekend, with both Copeland and Trent Canales taking on the double-header. “We had a great time at Placerville Speedway and you could definitely chalk it up as a successful outing for the both of us,” Copeland commented. “It was nice to have a couple of nights at the same track and to continue running well there feels really good.”

Copeland kicked-off the event in strong fashion on Friday by qualifying third in his group, before winning his heat race and then running second in the Dash. It placed the Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes/ Eagle Companies Inc./ Geico Insurance No. 5C on the front row of the feature alongside Willie Croft. At the waving of the Ron Stahl green flag he jumped into the lead and held command through several caution periods early on.

On lap 12 he would lose the lead to Shane Golobic and then get locked in a good battle with Sean Becker, who eventually took over the top-spot with three laps to go. Copeland spent the closing laps going to work on Golobic for the second position and proceeded to make a great move with two circuits left to snag the runner up spot that he did not relinquish.

Coming back on Saturday the 26-year-old continued to show speed aboard the Trevor Canales wrenched machine by qualifying second in his group and then bringing home a third place effort in his heat. Starting 12th on the grid in the 40-lap finale he methodically worked his way towards the front. With cars racing high and low Copeland positioned himself in fourth during a green-white-checkered restart. When things got back underway he blasted to the high-side, driving by Blake Carrick and Andy Forsberg, before setting his sights on leader Shane Golobic.

Copeland closed in and gave it one final shot on the final corner, but came up just short, settling for his third consecutive runner up finish to open the Placerville Speedway season. “We obviously want to win one of these races but to finish second in three straight events is nothing to hang your head at,” said Copeland on the front stretch. “We have new cars this season and Trevor is doing an amazing job with them, as he gets me more and more comfortable. We’ll take this momentum and hopefully improve one position on the Fourth of July here next week.”

Trent Canales also had a solid weekend at the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout by putting the No. 5T Sprint Car in the show both nights, which featured stout fields of 36 cars on Friday and 38 entrants on Saturday. He qualified fourth and third in his group each night respectively and did an impressive job his heat race to transfer directly out both nights. He crossed the stripe in 17th during the opening night feature, before running 15th in the finale.

Canales Racing now returns to the Placerville bullring this Saturday July 4th for a special Independence Day showcase, where they will once again field a pair of cars.

Canales Racing and the No. 5C of Colby Copeland would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Eagle Companies Inc., Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing and the No. 5T of Trent Canales would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing Placerville Speedway Quick Recap-

Colby Copeland: Friday- Qualified (3rd in group one), Heat Race (1st), Dash (2nd), A-main (2nd) Saturday- Qualified (2nd in group four), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (2nd)

Trent Canales: Friday- Qualified (4th in group four), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (17th) Saturday- Qualified (3rd in group four), Heat Race (4th), A-main (15th)

Upcoming Races-

Colby Copeland: Placerville Speedway - Fourth of July Spectacular Trent Canales: Placerville Speedway - Fourth of July Spectacular

Social Spotlight-

To follow along with Colby Copeland and Canales Racing be sure to like the No. 5C team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Canales-Racing-115829665102935/

 

 

 

IT'S FLAGS & FIREWORKS RACE WEEK!🏁 $2,000/win & $300/start 2nd Annual “FLAGS & FIREWORKS 25” Up Next for Sprint Car Bandits at 82 Speedway! FORECAST: Dry/Upper 80's at Race Time!

- $1,000 to win each: FACTORY STOCKS & ECO MODS! 🤯

- $500/win each Limited Modifieds &Texas Stocks! Plus $300/win Eco Stocks & $150/win Tuners. (Note the USRA Mods will be OFF 7/4.) PLUS the Texas Wing Modified Association will be racing a complete show!

-RACERS (ALL Divisions): Bring your FLAG (American, Checkered, Texas or Military/First Responder) with you and be a part of the FLAGS and FIREWORKS race car parade during intermission! (ALL drivers must be fully suited/belted up, no passengers allowed.)

-CURRENT FORECAST is DRY, upper 80's at RACE TIME.

-Pits Open 5pm, Grandstands 6:30pm

-Sprint Pit Meeting & Draw Cutoff 7pm

-‘82 Draw Cutoff & Pit Meeting 7:15pm

-Track Packing and Hot Laps 7:30pm (unless sun is baking track, then it may be 15-30 minutes later & Racing to Follow immediately).

-Adult G.A. to this huge event is just $20!!! Kids 6-11 $5, Seniors/Military $15. Pits $35 (Pits Ages 5 & Under $15). Sprint Cars will race 3rd out in running order.

-TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on www.Facebook.com/82Speedway

Here is the complete event press release:

2nd Annual Sprint Car Bandits "Flags & Fireworks 25" to Light Up 82 Speedway!

Petty, TX (6/29/20) by DarinShort.com. Last year the Sprint Car Bandits® series and 82 Speedway came up with a unique program to commemorate the 4th of July called the ‘Flags and Fireworks 25’ and it ended up being a huge hit with the fans and race teams. The event returns to 82 Speedway on Saturday July 4th at 8pm. The track is located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 Petty Texas. The event will pay $2,000 to win and down to $300/start for the Sprint Car Bandits feature.

During intermission, we'll bring out all the cars* on the track (all divisions) after the heats with their flags waving from the cockpits to parade around the track while we play 4th of July music through the stands while we BLOW UP a bunch of fireworks from the infield! *Note that there are no passengers allowed in the cars during the Flag Parade and drivers must be fully suited up and belted in ALL cars.

In addition to the Winged 360C.I. SCB Sprint Cars, the Texas Wing Modified Association will have a complete program. Plus there will be a full night of racing in the 82 Speedway divisions: USRA Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks ($1,000 to win) and Tuners; plus Texas Stocks, Eco Stocks and Eco Mods ($1,000 to win). (Note USRA Mods will be OFF 7/4.)

Adult G.A. to this huge event is just $20!!! Kids 6-11 $5, Seniors/Military $15. Pits $35 (Pits ages 5 & Under $15). Sprint Cars will race 3rd out in running order.

If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes.

TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on www.Facebook.com/82Speedway . Please do not rely on GPS to get you to the track doorstep: go exactly 1 mile east of the Petty Texas turnoff on Hwy 82, and look to the right and you will see the track, and the entrance is right at the huge shop building with the checkered flag roof.

I like to refer to 82 Speedway as ‘The Land of the XL.’ Translated, everything is XL size, such as the 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) then in the groove right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Over-sized grandstands that each have 0% obstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Oh ya, then there’s the track owners, Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across.

Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance on Saturday July 4th!

Depending on the heat of the sun that day, the first green flag is set for around 8pm. Click www.82Speedway.com for more details, and interact on Facebook at 82 Speedway

Here’s the purse structure for the SCB championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. Mufflers are not required at this event.

Factory Stock 4th of July Special - 20 laps: $1,000 - 500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. See details below.

Econo-Mod 4th of July Special: $1,000 - 500 - 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. See details below.

Texas Stocks & Limited Modifieds (same purse structure, each division): $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. See details below.

Econo-Stocks: $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. See details below.

Tuners: $150 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 30…to start. The Tuners are new and payback is guaranteed regardless of car count. Transponders & RaceCeivers are required. Track transponder rentals are $15 nightly. No muffler rule. Details immediately below.

All cars in all divisions must be registered with the track for the season. Annual driver registration is $40 (not for touring/series teams) and can be done ahead of time at www.82Speedway.com by clicking the 'driver registration' button on the top left of the homepage. 82 Speedway non-qualifiers or non-starters will receive $30 each in all divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a division are signed in (except Modifieds which are 14, and Tuners which have no minimum), the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on.

Rain out policy. If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race of same ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). The exact same procedure will be in effect regarding pit passes. If the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive start money for their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races. Westhold transponders and RaceCeivers required in all racing divisions. Track rentals are available.

Click www.82Speedway.com or www.Facebook.com/82Speedway for more track details, schedules and news. Thanks to Shelley and Tracy Peters & staff for bringing us all such a FANtastic place to enjoy quality dirt track racing events!

Let's all get REVVED UP for what's going to be a GREAT WEEKEND of racing action on the 4th of July Holiday at 82 Speedway - just 15 minutes west of Paris, Texas right on Hwy 82!

 

 

2nd Place Run at Marysville Raceway Highlights Busy Week for Shane Hopkins

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting in three races over the last week, Shane Hopkins would sandwich a tough Friday night in between a second place run at Marysville Raceway on Wednesday night and a seventh place run on Saturday night at the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout.

“It was a really busy week for us, and I have to thank all my guys for working really hard,” Hopkins said. “Friday night we had engine issues and I have to thank the Van Dyke Motorsports team for letting us use their trailer to make a swap before the ‘B’.”

Kicking the busy stretch off on Wednesday night at Marysville Raceway, Hopkins would time the High Sierra Industries/Interstate Oil Company/C&H Motor Parts backed No. 21 machine in 12th fastest in time trials.

Racing to a win in his heat race, Hopkins would advance into the redraw where the two-pill put him on the front row of the 25-lap feature event.

Getting the jump on the initial start, the yellow would fly and his early advantage would be wiped away. Slipping to second during the second start, Hopkins would hold his own as he kept pace with Shane Golobic before hooking up in an intense battle with Andy Forsberg.

Exchanging position with Forsberg numerous times, Hopkins would ultimately get the advantage and would mount a charge on Golobic in heavy traffic before a brake issue made things tricky for him.

A late caution would give the leaders clear track, and this would allow Golobic to get away, as Hopkins would hold the second spot at the checkered.

Returning to Placerville Speedway on Friday night for the first of two nights at the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout, engine issues during time trials would see the team go to work.

Missing their heat race as they continued to figure out the issue, the team opted to switch out their power plant. Able to make the switch with ample time left for the semi, Hopkins would line up at the tail end of the field as he took the green from the 15th starting position.

Working his way forward, Hopkins would need a yellow or two to help his cause but that didn’t happen as he capped his night with an eighth place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night, Hopkins would time in second fastest in his qualifying group before picking gup a second place finish in his heat race.

Just narrowly missing out on a spot in the Dash, Hopkins would take the green flag from the ninth starting position for the 40-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Hopkins would continue to have a strong night as he began working his way forward.

Racing his way up to fifth, Hopkins would actually make a nice move to overtake the third position, but a caution would negate his move.

Slipping back to sixth on the restart, Hopkins would continue to hold down the sixth position, until Kyle Hirst was able to sneak past him on the race’s final lap.

“We had a great night on Saturday, and I think we had a Top-5 car,” Hopkins said. “A couple of mistakes, and an untimely yellow hurt, but still very thankful to be surrounded by great people.”

Hopkins would like to thank High Sierra Industries, Interstate Oil Company, C&H Motor Parts, ARP, ADCO, Anrak, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, Capitol ACE Hardware, King’s Meats, LRB, Gary Morgan Graphics, Jake Morgan Racing, Johnson Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Image Salon and Spa, PT Shocks, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kyle Johnson Racing, and Petersen Media for their support in 2020.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-10, Wins-1, Top-5’s-4, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP- Hopkins will be back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21.

 

 

Blake Carrick Records Trio of Top-5 Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA: Blake Carrick continued his strong 2020 campaign as he picked up a trio of Top-5 finishes during a busy stretch of action in Northern California.

“Big thanks to my guys for always working hard and continuing to give me a really good car each and every night,” Blake Carrick said. “It was good to have a stretch of good finishes, and hopefully we can keep them up and get another win soon.”

Wednesday night, Carrick kicked his week of racing off at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA. Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up third in is heat, Carrick would pick up a position and finish second which proved to be good enough to earn himself a berth in the nightly redraw. Pulling the six, the Lincoln, CA driver would grid the field from third row for the 25-lap affair.

Putting together a nice run in the feature, Carrick would keep his machine inside the Top-5 as he chased after, and battled, the likes of Andy Forsberg and Shane Hopkins. In a torrid battle, Carrick would cap his night with a nice fourth place finish to start the busy week.

Taking part in the two-day Nor*Cal Posse Shootout in Placerville, CA, Friday night saw Carrick kick the weekend off by timing in fourth fastest in this time trial group as the SCCT format was in use.

Racing his way to the important heat race win, Carrick moved into the Dash where he would find himself on the front row. Getting called for a false start, Carrick would drop back to the second row where he then admittedly drove a little too hard and cost himself a few rows in the feature.

Slipping back to a seventh-place finish, Carrick would take the green flag from the fourth row of the 30-lap feature event.

On a fantastic surface that saw slick patches mixed with some moisture, Carrick was patient as he worked his way forward and back into the Top-5. When the Friday night opener came to a close, Carrick capped his night with a fourth-place finish.

Saturday night saw Carrick time his machine in third quickest in his time trial group which put him on the front row of his heat race. Picking up the win, Carrick was able to again move into the Dash where he would pull the four pill.

Able to pick up two positions, Carrick’s second place finish put him on the front row of the 40-lap feature event.

On the very slick surface, Carrick would get the early jump as he paced the star-studded field early. Leading the way for nearly the first half of the feature, Shane Golobic would soon track him down and drop the youngster back to second.

Slipping back to third on a restart, Carrick would get his mount back up on the Placerville Speedway cushion and he reclaimed the second position and began to reel in Golobic as the leaders ran through traffic until an untimely yellow halted the action as the checkered flag was about to fly.

The final restart would see Carrick lose the second position to Colby Copeland as he capped a very strong week with a third place finish.

“Another really good week for us, and I am excited to get back to Placerville Speedway on the 4th.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick returns to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-11

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

 

 

Andy Forsberg Fourth at Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a tough Friday night at the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout, Andy Forsberg and the F&F Racing team came back strong on Saturday night and picked up a fourth place finish.

“Friday night we kind of got stuck in no-man’s land in our qualifying group and ended up starting towards the back of the feature and got caught up in ‘the big one’,” Forsberg said. “Saturday night we came back, set fast time overall and had a really good night.”

Timing in second in his group on Friday and running third in his heat race, Forsberg would take the green flag from the 14th starting position. While trying to work his way forward, a big wreck would take place in front of him and he would find himself involved and in need of a trip to the work area.

Able to make repairs and restart, Forsberg would pick up a few of the positions he lost as he took the checkered with a 16th place finish.

Saturday night Forsberg got the night started off well by timing the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/Huggins Cams backed machine in fastest in his group as well as fastest overall.

Running second in his heat race, Forsberg would move into the Dash where the eight-pill put him in the fourth row. Picking up a couple of positions in the Dash, Forsberg’s sixth place finish put him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

A great start saw Forsberg quickly work his way up to third before a restart saw him overtake Blake Carrick for the second position.

Carrick would get back by the veteran, though he would continue to hold down the third position. Looking to be well on his way to a third place finish, the caution flew on the race’s last lap, setting up one final restart.

Losing a spot on the restart, AF would cap his weekend with a fourth place finish.

“I knew better on that last restart, but still gave away a spot on the podium,” Forsberg said. “Big thanks to F&F Racing for working their butt’s off. Not only were they working on the x1, but they also had Justin Bradway out in the No. 80n throwback car.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, Huggins Cams, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will be back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6.

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

 

 

Sixth Place Run on Friday Highlights Tanner Carrick’s Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of Indiana Midget Week, Tanner Carrick made his return to California with his family car this past weekend and picked up sixth and 12th place finishes during the two-night Nor*Cal Posse Shootout at Placerville Speedway.

“We had good speed both nights, and Saturday I made a mistake in time trials that set us back, and Friday I made contact with another car and had to nurse it home for 11 laps,” Tanner Carrick said.

Kicking the two-night event off on Friday night, Carrick would time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in third fastest in his qualifying group.

Picking up the heat race win, Carrick moved into the Dash where his sixth-place finishing lined him up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

On the racy Placerville Speedway surface, Carrick would find himself up front and battling with the likes of Colby Copeland, Shane Golobic and Sean Becker at various times. Battling hard in traffic once traffic came into play, incidental contact with Colby Copeland would leave Carrick with a punctured left front tire and made handling tricky on his machine.

Hanging on as well as he could for the final 11-laps, Carrick would close Friday night out with a sixth-place finish.

Timing in seventh fastest in his group on Saturday night, Carrick’s seventh place finish in his heat race would force him into the ‘B’ Main event. Able to secure one of just four transfer positions into the 40-lap feature event, Carrick would finish in the fourth position.

Lining up shotgun on the field, Carrick would be very patient on the slick and hard Placerville Speedway surface.

Slowly working his way forward, Carrick would methodically work his way towards the Top-10. Taking what he was given from the back of the pack, Carrick capped the weekend with a nice charge forward to finish 12th.

“Friday night I think we had a shot to battle for the lead, but that flat really hurt,” Carrick said. “Thanks to all the guys for working hard during a busy week, and giving Blake and I both good cars.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 11, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 7

ON TAP: Carrick is slated to return to Placerville Speedway on July 4th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Andy Gregg Comes Up Just Short of Making Nor*Cal Posse Shootout Feature

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout, Andy Gregg would make a costly mistake in his heat race and he would come up just short of racing his way out of the ‘B’.

“Our results do not show it at all, but I felt like my car was as good as it has been in quite some time on Saturday night, and I just made a costly mistake in our heat,” Andy Gregg said. “Thanks to my guys for their hard work, and thanks to all of the great companies who back our race team and our racing efforts.”

Timing the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x machine in 2nd fastest in his group, and fifth quickest overall in time trials, the Placerville, CA driver would line up in the second row of his heat race.

Battling up front in his heat race, and well inside a transfer position, Gregg would make a costly mistake that saw him loop his machine before finishing in eighth.

Based on his eighth-place heat race finish, Gregg would make his way into the ‘B’ Main event where he would chase after one of just four transfer positions into the feature event.

Lining up ninth in the 15-lap ‘B’ Main, Gregg would have his work cut out for him in a loaded semi.

On the hard and slick Placerville Speedway surface, Gregg would begin working his way forward as he raced his way through the Top-10, and towards the Top-5.

Getting up to the sixth position, Gregg would be unable to get Brent Bjork and Tanner Carrick who ran just ahead of him. Finishing sixth, Gregg’s night would come to an early end.

“It was disappointing, but the positive was the fact that I felt really good in the car, and that is something that has me excited about our next race; whenever that may be,” Gregg added.

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: Gregg is unsure when his next race will be at the time of press.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Jesse Schlotfeldt Wins Sportsman Sprints Race At Skagit; First Career Sprint Car Victory

Arlington, Washington- Hot off the heels of a triumph at Deming Speedway on June 19th the JRS Motorsports team ventured to Skagit Speedway, in Alger to take on the regulars of the Sportsman Sprints. Racing for the first time in 2020 young Jesse Schlotfeldt hopped back into the cockpit of a Sprint Car against some stiff competition.

The night kicked off with the Arlington teenager timing in fifth out of eighteen entries. In heat race action Schlotfeldt managed to post a third-place result. In the feature, Jesse lined up in the second row outside in fourth place.

Schlotfeldt spent the whole entire race in the top five and really began to make progress around lap ten. Advancing from positions five to two in a matter of a handful of laps Jesse did his best to keep the leader within his sites. Then with the last roll of the dice on the final circuit, the #21 threw caution to the wind and obtained the lead on the final circuit to win his first career Sprint Car feature.

Next on the docket for the team is Thursday, July 2nd at Skagit Speedway before venturing south on Independence Day at Cottage Grove Speedway Saturday, the 4th. For the latest news and information regarding Jesse Schlotfeldt and JRS Motorsports be sure to log on to Facebook and click “Like” on the JRS Motorsports fan page.

2020 Sponsors: Service Pro Ridge Runner Wings Pacific Performance Coatings

 

 

RacinBoys Showcasing Live Video and Audio of Several Events This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 29, 2020) - RacinBoys All Access members currently have four live broadcasts on the docket this weekend.

It begins on Thursday with live audio of a United Rebel Sprint Series show at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

The lone video option is Saturday when the ASCS Warrior Region invades Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. A URSS event at Jefferson County Raceway in Fairbury, Neb., and a weekly program at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., will also be featured via live audio on Saturday.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

In addition to the live broadcasts, RacinBoys will operate PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast on Saturday night.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country.

Featured action this Saturday includes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio; the Pennsylvania Speedweek finale at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Cedar Lake Speedway; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio; and ASCS regional competition at 105 Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, among other events across the country.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Skagit Speedway Showcasing $2,000-to-Win Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars Event Via Pay-Per-View This Thursday

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 29, 2020) - Skagit Speedway is offering its biggest payout of the season this Thursday when Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars will battle for a $2,000-to-win, $400-to-start event.

The 360 Sprint Car Independence Open marks the fifth straight week that the division has invaded the oval as part of Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation. Skagit Aggregates Modifieds, racing for $1,000 to win thanks to support from Highline Performance, and Outlaw Tuners are also on this week's program promoted by Funtime Promotions.

Racing continues to be participant only because of COVID-19, but Skagit Speedway is offering a live video stream to watch all of the action. The race can be viewed by visiting http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

The price for the Pay-Per-View is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

Devon Borden used a late-race pass last Thursday to become the fourth winner in as many Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars races at Skagit Speedway this season. Eric Fisher, Brock Lemley and Colton Heath also have victories.

Craig Moore and Tyson Blood have split the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds races this year while James Bundy and Andrew Schukar each have an Outlaw Tuners triumph.

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) this Thursday with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

UP NEXT -

Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation featuring Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners

WATCH LIVE -

Skagit Speedway features a live video stream of its racing competition from hot laps through the checkered flag of the final race of the night. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

MEDIA LINKS -

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SKAGIT SPEEDWAY -

Skagit Speedway is a premier 3/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval located in Alger, Wash. The season traditionally runs from April through September with featured divisions including Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners. The track also hosts special events each year, including a visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Starks Venturing to Knoxville Raceway for Weekend Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 29, 2020) - Trey Starks returns to Knoxville Raceway this weekend with confidence that the Gobrecht Motorsports sprint car is getting closer to finding the proper balance.

The team will compete at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday. Starks has posted a top-10 finish during two weekly races at the track in 2020.

"Having two days in a row will be a big help for us," he said. "I'm looking forward to two big learning days."

The team has been working hard throughout this season to gain the comfort needed to be a contender. The 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals hosted by Jackson Motorplex was a step in the right direction last weekend.

"I felt like we struggled at first, but had some speed throughout," he said. "We're getting some things figured out and gaining more speed in the car. We're trying to get the balance correct because this is a different car than last year."

Starks showed a big improvement between the two preliminary nights. He ended the opening round 12th in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series' Last Chance Showdown before winning a heat race and placing sixth in the dash on Friday. That started Starks on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We ran sixth for about half the race, but we had a tire going down and got into the wall on a restart," he said. "We lost a bunch of spots there and then maintained the rest of the race."

Starks held on for a 16th-place finish. It was his best result of the season with the World of Outlaws.

"We made some significant changes to pretty much the whole race car between Thursday night's show and Friday's show," he said. "It balanced the car out pretty good. It was a lot more stable and we tried to build on that for the rest of the weekend."

Starks finished seventh in a qualifier on Saturday before ending his weekend by rallying from 11th to seventh in the Last Chance Showdown - only three positions shy of making the main event.

"We ran out of time," he said. "It was a good building weekend. I think we're on to something. Hopefully that will pay dividends this weekend at Knoxville."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 12 (10).

June 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 16 (6).

June 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifier: 7 (5); B Main: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

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"Fibreworks Composites makes custom seats and bodies for our race team," Starks said. "I never realized there was a difference in a seat until I used Fibreworks Composites and I'll never switch."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, J&J Auto Racing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, 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, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Hitting Four Straight Sprint Car Races This Week

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (June 29, 2020) - Derek Hagar will nearly double his number of 360ci winged sprint car starts this season when he tackles four straight races this week.

Hagar plans to compete on Wednesday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., before facing USCS Series races on Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; on Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.; and on Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.

"My goal is to hit the ground running," he said. "The perfect outcome is to sweep all four races. That'd help get our race team back where it needs to be. We need the attitude of racing back in our shop and to get everyone involved. We've had too much downtime. I know we have a good team and good people behind us. I don't think it'll take us long to get going."

Hagar made four sprint car starts in February, but has only raced in the division once since then. He picked up a triumph on May 31 while driving for long-time friend Marshall Skinner after sitting idle for 15 weeks.

"It's very weird," Hagar said. "It almost got to the point it wasn't fun. It just didn't feel right. It feels good to finally get back in our car and try to contend for some wins."

Despite not racing often, Hagar does have three wins in three official starts during the last month. Two came in his midget.

"It hasn't hurt us as far as success, but from a financial standpoint it hurts," he said in reference to the lack of racing this year. "This is what I do for a living. There's nothing like driving your own car. I've been fortunate to get in some people's cars where I know what it is so we've been able to be successful.

"I'd say our schedule the rest of this year will be hit or miss. We'll see how these four races go and go from there. We need to make it through this and then plan the rest of our year. We still have some of our bigger races like the Hockett Memorial and Short Track Nationals in the fall. We'll see what the schedule brings and go from there."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.; and Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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

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

 

 

SawBlade.com's Bogucki Garners Season-Best Finish During ASCS National Tour Return to Competition

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 29, 2020) - Scott Bogucki recorded a season-best runner-up result last Thursday during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's return to racing.

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver charged from fifth to win a heat race at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - site of the first series event since early March. Bogucki made the feature redraw and pulled the No. 1 to line up on the pole.

"We were just too free," he said. "I knew about five laps in I was in trouble. I wasn't going to be good for all 30 laps. It sucks to lead that long and fade, but when they came on the radio and said there were 17 laps to go I knew I'd be lucky to hold on."

Bogucki led 23 of the first 24 laps before falling to second. The runner-up result was his third podium this year.

Two days later the team ventured to I-30 Speedway, where Bogucki maneuvered from fifth to third place in a heat race. He started third in a qualifier, but contact with another driver - twice - relegated him to the pits early.

"I got wiped out twice in the qualifier," he said. "In the B Main someone hit an infield tire and pushed up the track to hit the wall. I had to swerve to miss him. I went through the transponder line first and I was penalized two spots after the checkered flag. I know the rule. It's just really frustrating."

Bogucki placed second in the race to earn a transfer into the main event, but he was credited with a fourth-place finish because of the penalty.

Next up is a doubleheader at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Friday and Saturday.

"We'll get some laps before the Knoxville Nationals," he said. "I came in last year with zero laps and I know it hurt me."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 2 (1).

June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: DNF (3); B Main: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

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

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Daniel Finishes One Spot Shy of Making AGCO Jackson Nationals Main Event

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 29, 2020) - Mason Daniel was only one position away from making the main event during one of winged sprint car racing's crown jewel events last weekend at Jackson Motorplex.

Daniel placed fifth in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series' Last Chance Showdown on Saturday to narrowly miss advancing into the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals feature.

"Ever since the Saturday show at Haubstadt a week ago we've been running a lot better," he said. "I think we've figured something out. My confidence and what we have with the car are starting to work well. I want to thank my guys for continuing to work so hard."

Daniel started the Jackson Nationals off last Thursday by qualifying 13 th quickest. He then placed sixth in a heat race. The remainder of the program was postponed to Friday evening because of rain.

"Qualifying is so critical and sets up your whole night," he said. "We got rained out and came back the next day. That was different. It was like one race night was over, but you still have to run stuff from that night the next day. Everything was really good for the car when we came back to the track. I fell back at the start, but was able to get back to a transfer spot in the Last Chance Showdown."

Daniel rallied in the second half of the consolation race to climb back into a transfer position, finishing fourth to line up last in the A Main. He carried that momentum into the feature by gaining four position to place 20th - tied for his second-best result of the season.

Daniel started off the Friday preliminary night by qualifying 19 th quickest. Unfortunately, he was involved in an opening-lap crash in a heat race that sidelined him for the remainder of the night.

The event finale on Saturday featured a fifth-place finish in both a qualifier and the Last Chance Showdown.

"They worked the track on the bottom before the Last Chance Showdown," he said. "I had a good start, but by following someone you aren't going to pass them. I tried running the top. The bottom was better and it made the top dirty. I stayed side by side with Dominic (Scelzi) for the final transfer spot for two or three laps. I realized it was getting too dirty and by the time I moved down the track I lost a couple of spots. I drove back to fifth, which was just one position away from making the main event."

This weekend Daniel will make his debut at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., Thursday through Saturday during the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 20 (24).

June 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: DNF (2); C Main: DNS (11).

June 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifier: 5 (6); B Main: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

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"Dillon Risk Management has been a big part of our program the last couple of years," Daniel said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, Valley Pacific, BTC Bank, Extreme Brand Products, Razzle Dazzle, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Produces Best Run of Season During AGCO Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 29, 2020) - Jason Sides scored his best result of the season last Friday at Jackson Motorplex during the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

Sides won his first dash of the season and ran in the top five throughout most of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature before finishing eighth. He is the third different driver to post a top 10 for Sides Motorsports this season.

"It was good, but at the same time you hate to lose spots," he said. "I was looking for a strong top five and ended up eighth."

Sides was efficient throughout the night, qualifying 16th quickest and advancing from third to second place in a heat race to lock into the dash.

"We got the lucky No. 1 for the dash and we won that," he said. "We were fine when we were out front by ourselves. Other than that we'd get a little tight behind other cars. They had worked the track before the feature. It had some wetness around the bottom with crumbs around the middle. When I started the race it hit some looser stuff and slid. (Daryn) Pittman got by and Logan (Schuchart) got by right away. I ran third and then (Brad) Sweet did a slider so I was fourth for the longest time until we got to traffic. The next thing you know I slowed down too much for the lapped cars and that's when Parker Price-Miller and Donny (Schatz) went by. I was running too hard and blew through the cushion on the next end and let two more go by."

The outing was an improvement from the opener, which began on Thursday with Sides qualifying seventh quickest and advancing a position to finish fourth in a heat race. Rain postponed the feature until Friday evening.

"We went down into the corner and got to the bottom to start the feature," he said. "Jacob Allen's car cut off. I checked up, (David) Gravel got in the back of me, (Mark) Dobmeier hit him and we all crashed. We had to restart at the tail end. We weren't good that far back in dirty air. It wanted to bike and try to flip on the first lap. I went to the bottom and once I got some speed up I moved back to the top."

Sides ended 21st.

Saturday's event finale began with Sides placing second in a qualifier to lock into the 12th starting position for the main event.

"On the start and restart I was in the wrong lane and I'd lose a couple of spots," he said. "By midpoint it started laying rubber and that was that."

Sides finished 18th.

He is heading to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., this Thursday through Saturday for the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws. Tim Kaeding will also be in a Sides Motorsports sprint car during the event.

"I do like that place," Sides said. "It's been good to us in the past. It will be a good event and we have TK with us in the second car so that should be fun."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 21 (15).

June 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (1).

June 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 18 (12).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

27 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Nets Sixth-Place Finish During AGCO Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 29, 2020) - Kerry Madsen earned his best result during the AGCO Jackson Nationals since 2017 last Saturday when Jackson Motorplex hosted the 42nd edition of the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

Madsen guided the Killer Instinct Crossbows backed Big Game Motorsports sprint car to a sixth-place outing during the finale of the tripleheader, marking his top run on the final night of the event since placing second three years ago.

"I'm a little disappointed because the team is getting real strong," he said. "The car was good every time it hit the track. I felt like overall we were better than sixth place, but it was still a good run."

Madsen qualified sixth quickest before placing sixth in a heat race during Thursday's opener.

"We drew a late pill Thursday night and qualified well," he said. "With the format they did an invert of six for the heat races. We got a bad heat and didn't get a good start. We didn't make the transfer and had to run the Last Chance Showdown."

Rain postponed the second half of the show to Friday evening. Madsen placed second in the consolation race to transfer into the back of the main event. He then rallied from 22nd to 12th to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"It was an overall points system so it was all about getting points," he said. "We did a good job of getting what we could."

Madsen timed in fourth quickest before he maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race to start Friday's program. That lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the main event.

"We qualified well and got through the heat," he said. "We were coming on strong in the feature and were really, really good. I think I was running ninth or 10th. I was trying to pass someone and should have been more patient. I crashed and it broke a drag link. We had to go to the work area. We came back out and got a few spots, but we left some points on the table there."

Madsen battled back to place 19th.

He then finished where he started - second - in a qualifier to kick off Saturday's finale.

"We nearly got Parker Price-Miller to win the qualifier, which would have got us in the dash," he said. "That still put us starting ninth in the feature. We got a great start and were running fifth the majority of the race. Then I got a bad restart and lost two spots. We got one back and ended sixth. We had a really strong race car."

Next up for the team is a trip to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., this Thursday through Saturday for the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 12 (22).

June 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 19 (16).

June 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 12 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Tony Stewart fourth in Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals start at Volunteer Speedway


Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Event: Keith Kauffman Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 16th (21st)

Date: Saturday, June 27th
Event: Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 4th (3rd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 29, 2020) - Despite kicking-off his week with a 16th-place finish during Keith Kauffman Classic action at Port Royal Speedway, Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart redeemed his team well on Saturday night at Volunteer Speedway, concluding his visit to the Bulls Gap, Tennessee, highbanks with a top-five performance against the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Lining up third on the evening’s Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals grid by way of dash result, the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion powered home to a fourth-place outcome, forced to do battle with Paul McMahan, Sye Lynch and Aaron Reutzel along the way.

Stewart earned his way into the evening’s dash after recording the second-fastest time during qualifying time trials, followed-up with a third-place run during his respective heat race.

Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic event, hosted on Wednesday, June 24, welcomed a mix of 35 Pennsylvania Posse and All Star representatives. Smoke earned his way into the 30-lap/$6,000-to-win main event by way of B-Main victory, forced to compete in the consolation after finishing sixth during his respective heat race.

Upcoming plans for Tony Stewart and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 team remain uncertain. Fans are encouraged to keep up on social media for continuing updates regarding Tony Stewart’s racing agenda.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Tony Stewart:
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2020 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 19
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 8
Total Top-10s: 12
**Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only


 

Donny Schatz eighth in Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex; Cedar Lake mega-weekend ahead


Dates: Thursday through Saturday, June 25th-27th
Event: Jackson Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Minnesota)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Thursday: 18th (23rd)
Friday: 5th (12th)
Saturday: 8th (10th)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 2204-points | second (66-points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 29, 2020) - Although a tough start to his weekend at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, finishing 18th during Thursday’s preliminary main event after working his way through the evening’s Last Chance Showdown, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, earned back-to-back top-ten finishes to close-out his visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, first finishing fifth during Friday’s preliminary main event, then capping the entire weekend with an eighth-place finish during the $30,000-to-win Jackson Nationals finale.

Schatz started tenth during the weekend headliner and earned his way into the big dance by way of runner-up finish during his respective qualifier.

Despite Saturday’s outcome packing an extra punch in terms of prestige, Donny Schatz’s preliminary result on Friday was most impressive, advancing seven spots to earn his top-five after starting 12th on the starting grid. The former Jackson Nationals champion was forced to do battle with the likes of Parker Price-Miller, Ian Madsen and David Gravel during his drive forward.

Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 team will continue their quest toward the 2020 World of Outlaws championship with a three-day stay at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Thursday through Saturday, July 2-4.

The Independence Day Spectacular, co-headlined with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, will feature three nights of racing complete with a pair of 20-lap/$3,000-to-win main events on Thursday, followed by back-to-back $20,000-to-win main events on Friday and Saturday. In addition, portions of Saturday’s finale will be broadcast live on CBS Sports.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

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

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

2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 17
World of Outlaws Wins: 2
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 7
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 13

 

Michael opens FAST Series season with podium finish at Wayne County Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (June 29, 2020) – Finishing just one position shy of perfect, the ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael did everything he could to earn a second-ever FAST Series feature win on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway, but Buckeye veteran and local favorite Dean Jacobs beat him to the stripe.

Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car, finished second on Saturday night at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval,’ squaring-off for the FAST Series season-opener from the pole position and leading the first 13 circuits.

A great night for the stat book, the runner-up result was Michael’s top performance of the season, thus far, kicking-off the evening with a second-place finish during his respective heat race.

“It was a great night for our team. We certainly needed that one,” Michael said, who owns one FAST Series win while in action at Waynesfield Raceway Park. “I can’t thank everyone who is a part of this team enough. We have the equipment and the ability to win races and that’s what we are working toward. Finishing second can leave a sour taste at times, but it’s tough to be mad about getting beat by Dean (Jacobs). He knows his way around Wayne County. Hopefully we can put this momentum to use and get that extra spot during Wayne County’s speedweek race.”

Other recent results for T.J. Michael includes finishing 18th at Attica Raceway Park one night prior to his Wayne County visit. The Plano, Texas-native opened his evening at Attica with the sixth-fastest time during qualifying time trials, eventually finishing fourth during his respective heat race.

Michael and Michael Motorsports will continue their 2020 campaign with a busy slate of Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael’s speedweek agenda will feature upwards of seven starts beginning with Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 3, followed by a Fremont Speedway doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5. Other Speedweek events on Michael’s schedule include Wayne County Speedway on Monday, July 6, Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10, and finally, Sharon Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12.

SPECIAL THANKS:
TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Big D’s Pizza.

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

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

2020 Highlights: Driving for Clayton Snow Racing, rallied from 11th to fourth during Marysville Raceway start on Saturday, May 9. Finished second during FAST Series action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 27.

 



Westfall highlights weekend with podium finish at Lawrenceburg

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (June 29, 2020) – Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports continued their 2020 campaign with another doubleheader in the Hoosier State, this time joining the USAC National Sprint Cars at Plymouth Speedway on Friday, June 26, followed by a weekly program on the highbanks of Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 27.

Although kicking-off the weekend outside of the top-ten, finishing 13th at Plymouth after starting 17th on the USAC grid, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports persevered and rallied for a podium finish on Saturday night, concluding their visit to Lawrenceburg with a third-place finish after starting from the pole.

Westfall set an early tone at Lawrenceburg and captured a victory during heat race competition.

“It wasn’t a bad weekend for us. We’re always working for ways to improve,” Matt Westfall said, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for this opportunity. We’ve been in high gear the last few weeks, but we’re having fun and enjoying our time. We’re creeping up on that first win of the year. If we keep doing what we’ve been doing, it will happen soon.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2020 campaign with a busy agenda in and around the holiday beginning with midweek USAC National Sprint Cars action at Terre Haute on Wednesday, July 1. Independence Day weekend will continue with a stop at Kokomo Speedway on Friday, followed by BOSS Series competition at Atomic Speedway on Saturday.

Certainly no stranger to BOSS non-wing action, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports are the reigning Series champions, earning four victories along the way.

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2019 Highlights: Earned the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway. Finished fourth during Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg Speedway on August 17. Earned BOSS Series victory during Kokomo Speedway’s Smackdown finale on Saturday, August 24. Finished fifth at Gas City Speedway on Friday, September 6. Earned Gas City Speedway victory on Friday, September 13. Finished fourth during action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, September 14. Advanced from 20th to 12th during USAC start at Gas City on September 26. Hard Charged twice during Sprint Car and Silver Crown starts at Eldora Speedway on September 28; 16th to seventh and 27th to seventh, respectively. Won BOSS main event at Atomic Speedway on October 5, clinched BOSS championship. Closed season with an eighth place finish at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 12.

2020 Wins: N/A

2020 Highlights: Kicked-off season with USAC action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Earned five consecutive top-ten finishes during sprint car action at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway (twice), Lawrenceburg Speedway, and Kokomo Speedway on June 17-21. Finished third during feature action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 27.

 

 

DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash Thursday at Dodge City Raceway Park!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 29, 2020) – The battle lines have been drawn.

And it all goes down Thursday night atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas when the top Sprint Car drivers throughout the region face off to vie for a boosted winner’s share of $1,000.

Thursday’s tilt pits the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series. It is also a full night of championship chase action for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In total, the Sprint Car Clash purse has been boosted by $1,000. While the winner receives $1,000, the runner-up will pocket $700 with start money at $125.

Thursday’s racing action will go green at 7:30 p.m.

It marks the second round of action for the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars after past track champion Taylor Velasquez of Turpin, OK, dominated the June 20 season opener. Velasquez took the checkered flag ahead of Great Bend’s Zach Blurton, who battled past Jordan Knight in the closing rounds for runner-up honors with defending track champion Luke Cranston and Ty Williams filling out the initial top five.

Velasquez stands as the winningest driver in the DCRP Sprint Car ranks with 13 triumphs since the 2012 season.

Meanwhile, Blurton has the hot hand among the URSS forces. Blurton swept through this past weekend’s pair of events to run his season total to three victories as he took over the series points lead. Other URSS winners this season include 16-year-old Kyler Johnson, Jed Werner and Koby Walters.

Graduating from the Sport Modifieds, Dakota Sproul made the most of his first IMCA Modified start at DCRP by racing to victory lane on June 20 with Brandon Kenny jumping atop the early IMCA Sport Modified point charts and the father-son duo of Troy and Tathan Burkhart both triumphant in the opening leg of IMCA Stock Car and IMCA Hobby Stok action, respectively.

General admission tickets for Thursday’s Sprint Car Clash are just $12 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

After a delayed start to the 2020 season, the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 10 nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets head to Airport Speedway for the 5th Annual Midget Roundup

Belleville, IL. (06/29/2020) POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets travel to Garden City, KS. Which will be co-sanctioned with RMMA for a two day show on tap for the 5th Annual Midget Roundup, July 3rd and 4th.

Taking on what is said to be the fastest 1/6- mile dirt oval in Kansas, you won't want to miss this action-packed weekend. With very limited races having happened this season due to the devastating circumstances happening in our world today, the points battle is very crucial this late in the year.

The POWRi West Midget League points battle has continued to heat up between the driver of the #3N, Jake Neuman and #44 Andrew Felker. Felker took the top position in last weekend's race, which pushed Neuman back to 2nd in season points standings. Felker has a chance to capitalize and repeat as points champion this year. Felker is 160 points ahead of runner up, Jake Neuman. Trey Marcham has now taken over the third position in season points standings.

Alongside the RMMA and POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, the NOW600 Desert Region and NOW600 Mile High Region will be in attendance with the Winged 'A' Class and Restricted 'A' Class Micro Sprints during both nights, July 3rd and 4th.

Information on the 5th Annual Midget Roundup: Front gates: 4:00 P.M. Pits Open: 1:00 P.M. Driver Registration: 3:30 - 6:00 P.M. Drivers Meeting: 6:30 P.M.

Airport Raceway tickets are $15 for adults on Friday, July 3rd, and $20 on Saturday, July 4th. Children ages 12- years-old and younger get in free both nights.

Can't make it out to the track and don't want to miss any of the action on the racing program? POWRi.TV has you covered with a subscription or stand-alone bundles available today. Catch all the racing action LIVE and only at POWRi.TV.

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

 

 

LUCKY 7'S: Brent Marks & CJB Score Three Straight Seventh Place Finishes
30th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek rolls on for team

CARLISLE, PA. - June 29, 2020 - Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek is in full swing and the CJB Motorsports team has strung together three consecutive seventh place finishes to open the event.

Before speedweek began, the team and driver Brent Marks contested an Ollie's Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions event at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway on Wednesday, June 24th. Marks timed in 7th, won his heat race and finished 3rd in the dash. A 5th place finish in the feature propelled them into the throws of Speedweek.

The 30th edition of the annual endurance test began at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, June 26th. Marks timed in 15th, finished 3rd in his heat race and 7th in the feature.

The following night was at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. Marks timed in 11th, finished 4th in the heat race and 7th in the feature. Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway held its' speedweek event on Sunday, June 28th. Again, Marks was stout by timing in 20th, charging from 5th to 2nd in his heat race and botching another 7th place finish. With his finishes, Marks sits 7th in the speedweek points.

Photo by Ashlee Book

"I've been doing a bad job qualifying and need to fix that," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "I'm hoping we can start a streak of top three finishes here the rest of the week."

The remaining schedule for speed week is as follows -

Monday, June 29 - Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, Pa.
Tuesday, June 30 - Grandview (Pa.) Speedway
Wednesday, July 1 - Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway
Thursday, July 2 - Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway
Friday, July 3 - Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Saturday, July 4 - Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway

"Our car is capable of winning every one of these races which is exciting," said Marks. "I just have to get it done."

2020 STATS:
Events: 24
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 0
Top-5's: 5
Top-10's: 10
Heat Race Wins: 4
Dash Wins: 0

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

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

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

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

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

🏁IT'S RACE WEEK!! 🏁 Texas Sprint Series “STARS & STRIPES SPRINT CLASSIC” to Light Up Boyd Raceway – Friday, July 3rd!

FORECAST: DRY & WARM!

Eligible TSS Drivers: Pre-entry closes Tuesday night! Go to www.raceTSS.com to get your team pre-entered! Thanks!

Boyd, TX (06/29/20) by DarinShort.com. The next event in the pipeline for the Texas Sprint Series (TSS) RaceSaver IMCA sanctioned sprint cars will be on *THIS FRIDAY* July 3rd, with the running of the Stars & Stripes Sprint Classic presented by Smiley's Racing Products being held at Boyd Raceway in Boyd Texas. TSS driver pre-entry to the event is now open.

TSS drivers planning on competing in the TSS portion of the Boyd event must pre-enter at www.raceTSS.com (on the ‘rules’ page) by Tuesday, June 30th. A complete program of Boyd Raceway divisions will round out the 6-division racing card. Sprint teams, make sure you’ve read all the information under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which will make your evening more enjoyable. The draw-cutoff/drivers meeting on July 3rd is slated for 7:15pm, with hot laps at 8pm and racing at 8:30pm.

Boyd Raceway is located at 376 Raceway Lane in Boyd, Texas 76023. Click www.BoydRaceway.com for complete track details. By searching ‘Boyd Raceway’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

Note that this event is part of a two-day 4th of July racing weekend at Boyd Raceway. The track is also hosting the Red River Modified tour finale on Sunday July 5th featuring veteran NASCAR/ARCA driver Ken Schrader. Event details are posted on Facebook @BoydRaceway.

JULY 3rd TSS EVENT SPECIFICS:

- AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN! Adult G.A. (ages 12-54) JUST $15! Kids 6-11 are $5. Pit passes $35.

- Gates open at 6pm. First green flag slated for 8:30pm. Texas Sprint Series rules and purse are in effect. Click www.BoydRaceway.com for all track information.

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our 2020 marketing partners:

All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page, Velocita-USA, IM Racing Fuels LLC, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull. If you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of June 25, 2020:

SAT 3/07 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Casey Burkham)
FRI 3/27 TSS - Boyd Raceway (postponed until 5/29)
FRI 4/10 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway (postponed until 7/24)
SAT 4/11 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (postponed until 6/6)
FRI 4/17 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed until 5/22)
SAT 5/2 TSS - Abilene Speedway (postponed until 7/11)
FRI 5/22 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed, date TBA)
FRI 5/29 TSS - Boyd Raceway (winner Chad Wilson)
SAT 6/6 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Chad Wilson)
SAT 6/13 TSS - Grayson County Speedway (winner Jesse Mack)
SAT 6/20 TSS - 82 Speedway (winner Chad Wilson)
FRI 7/3 TSS - Boyd Raceway
SAT 7/11 TSS - Abilene Speedway
FRI 7/24 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway
SAT 8/1 TSS - Abilene Speedway
SAT 8/29 TSS - Southern Oklahoma Speedway
SAT 9/12 TSS - Grayson County Speedway
SAT 9/19 TSS - 82 Speedway

In 2020, the Texas Sprint Series has coordinated our schedule with the Sprint Car Bandits series and would like to thank them for handling the scheduling process between all the tracks in the area so race fans and teams don't have to pick or choose 'which' winged sprint car series to watch - as on any given night in 2020, there are no overlapping Texas Sprint Series or Sprint Car Bandits series events. This way race fans, teams, sponsors and tracks ALL WIN! We'd also like to thank our series marketing partners, as with their help we're able to bring teams, fans and tracks this awesome series! Please click their links below & be sure to thank them for their support!

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series throughout the years, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our marketing partners at this point going into the 2020 season:

All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, IM Racing Fuels LLC, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull – and if you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

>Note: Boyd Raceway is also hosting the Red River Modified Tour Finale on Sunday, July 5th featuring Ken Schrader Racing Inc. - so if you're in the area, make plans to take in that fun night of racing too!

Join *THIS FRIDAY* July 3rd at 8:30pm for a great night of family fun, featuring the ‘Stars and Stripes Sprint Classic’ for the RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series; along the IMCA SportMods, Stock Cars & Sport Compacts; plus the Factory Stocks at Boyd Raceway located south of Boyd Texas!


 

IT'S RACE DAY 🏁 The Sprint Car Bandits​ are at KSP and will be RIDIN' THE RAIL AT K-DALE! SATURDAY June 27th – 7pm! FORECAST: DRY and 90° at race time with a southern breeze! Sprint Cars run 2nd division out all night.

Note: this event kicks off a 3-pack of SCB events: June 27 KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK​, July 4 82 Speedway, July 10 HOT Speedway.

Pit Gates open at 4pm, Saturday June 27th, with racing at 7pm. Grandstands open at 5pm. Adult GA to this huge event is just $16! Kids are $5, Seniors just $10, and all pit passes are $35.

Kennedale, TX (06/27/20) by DarinShort.com. The best 360C.I. powered Sprint Car teams of the region will be assembled to figuratively and literally shred the black dirt of the ¼ mile KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK *TODAY* Saturday June 27th at 7pm, when the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series presents the running of "Ridin' the Rail at K-dale".

For those of you that were at this event last year, you already know what it means, as eventual race winner Chad Wilson Motorsports would ride the top rail around KSP and pass by the front row starters in the non-stop 25-lap championship feature event.

Track Promoter Tony Dycus comments: “Last year the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series brought a great group of cars to Kennedale Speedway Park, with a huge crowd attending the event, and a non-stop 25-lapper that featured Chad Wilson blasting his way by the lead pair of Jeb Sessums and eventually Marcus Thomas to put on a convincing win - which was popular with our fans as he's raced at KSP many times. This year we’re giving fans more of what they want, so we’d added a second date for the SCB in 2020, which will be on Saturday, September 26th. And we’re holding the line on ticket pricing. Adults can get in to see these events for just $16 so more families can afford to take it in.”

Pit Gates open at 4pm on race day, Saturday June 27th, with racing at 7pm. Grandstands open at 5pm. Adult GA to this huge event is just $16! Kids are $5, Seniors just $10, and all pit passes are $35. KSP divisions will round out the very full night of racing, including IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars & Sport Compact divisions; plus the Factory Stocks and Junior Mini Stocks. The SCB are slated to run 2nd division out for the feature event (determined by when optimum track conditions for sprint cars exist, as all SCB events.).

Note that Tarrant County is currently requiring face masks be worn at events such as this (same as Dallas County). The track will have them available if you forget yours for a small fee.

Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) is located at 6727 Hudson Village Creek Kennedale, TX 76060. Click www.raceKSP.com for complete track details. You can email raceKSP@yahoo.com or Track Promoter Tony Dycus at Tony.Dycus@yahoo.com if you need additional information. By searching ‘Kennedale Speedway Park’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

SPRINT CAR TEAMS: Standard SCB posted rules are in effect. All eligible sprint car teams of 360C.I. or lower must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information, so their car is ready for action when they arrive at the track on race day. Eligibility rules are also posted on the rules page, contact the series with any questions. No entry fee or series membership fee is required; just a $20 draw-in fee. Draw-in and pit meeting at 5:30pm. Draw closes at 5:45pm. Mufflers ARE required for SCB teams at this event.

All sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect (which is posted under 'rules' on the Series website). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you *TONIGHT* Saturday June 27th when the Sprint Car Bandits series electrifies the ¼ mile oval of Kennedale Speedway Park for the first of two 2020 events!


 

 

Brock Zearfoss terminates All Star commitments; PA Speedweek continues Saturday at Lincoln

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (June 27, 2020) – Effectively immediately, Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss will no longer compete full-time with the All Star Circuit of Champions, switching focus to a ‘true outlaw’ schedule complete with all major programs within Pennsylvania, as well as a full slate of World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions events throughout the region.

The ‘Jonestown Jet,’ who accumulated four All Star triumphs during full-time competition over the last 12 months, will resume his 2020 campaign with PA Sprint Speedweek action at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 27.

“It was a tough decision to make, but we’ve decided to take a step back from being full-time with the All Stars and focus on our own schedule. It’s in the best interest for our team, as well as our partners, to chase the bigger events close to home,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/J.P. Adamsky Trucking/X-1 Race Cars/No. 3Z sprint car. “We still plan to venture out and race on the road when it makes sense. But for now, this new plan makes the most sense for us. There is a lot of money to be made in our own backyard.”

In addition to the entire Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing plan to visit the Buckeye State for the $15,554-to-win Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10, followed by back-to-back $6,000-to-win visits to Sharon Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12. Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal is also on the upcoming agenda.

Zearfoss kicked-off the 2020 edition of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with a top-ten performance last evening, Friday, June 26, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The former Outlaw winner at the world-famous paperclip rallied from 18th to tenth in 30 laps.

“We’re excited to see what the rest of the year brings,” Zearfoss continued. “I have the hardest working team in the pit area and I’m privileged to have their hard work and dedication. Great things are ahead for us.”

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 10
Top-10s: 18

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Rallied from 18th to tenth to open PA Sprint Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway’s Triple Crown Showdown Postponed to 2021

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 25, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway officials, along with the Super DIRTcar Series, have announced the 2020 Rev’s Full Throttle Triple Crown Showdown scheduled for July 6 has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing closure of the Canada-USA border. “With the ever-changing restrictions due to COVID-19, the Super DIRTcar Series schedule has been quite the juggling act,” Super DIRTcar Series Director Dean Reynolds said. “First with the extension of the Canadian border closing, and now with the uncertainty of executive orders in New York, we have to make some changes.” The event was slated to be a $10,000 USD-to-win showdown for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds along with the Action Sprint Tour and Ohsweken’s Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, but will now move to next season. Any fans who purchased tickets online through Ohsweken’s ticketing partner, Showpass, will be automatically refunded in the coming days. For the most up to date information regarding Ohsweken Speedway’s 2020 season, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca. ------ Tickets Available Now For All 2020 Major Events Advanced reserved tickets and camping for all Ohsweken Speedway major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on July 6, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on dirt and Northern Summer Nationals August 17-18, and 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 17-19, are available online at https://www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/. About RevTV’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s

Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Excitement racing program is the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on RevTV called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing visits Ohsweken for seven live broadcasts in 2020 that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The RevTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 29, June 19, July 10, August 17, September 11, September 18 and September 19. These broadcasts include the first night of the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring a $5,000 USD-to-win 360 Sprint Car Showdown, as well as the 16th Annual Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

2020 Season Ohswken Speedway’s 25th season will be one of its biggest years yet. The 2020 season will feature every event broadcast live via Ohsweken Speedway’s Live Stream network. That includes all the major events, including the 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and weekly Friday Night Excitement events featuring four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information.

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

Ohsweken Speedway RaceSource: Ohsweken Speedway Racesource is Canada's Choice for Sprint Car parts, accessories and consumables. Located in the heart of the fastest growing sprint car market in North America, at Southern Ontario’s Ohsweken Speedway. Let our experts lead you to Victory Lane. For pricing and additional information, visit www.osrparts.com.

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

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

 

 

Bacon Back in USAC Sprint Car Action at Plymouth

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (June 26, 2020) – After a fast-paced week of Midget racing action, Brady Bacon is back in the seat of the Hoffman Auto Racing Fatheadz Eyewear No. 69 Sprint Car for Friday night’s USAC National Sprint Car event at Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway.

In his quest for a third USAC National Sprint Car championship, Bacon enters the night sitting a close third in points after the opening handful of events.

“The Macho Man” kicked off the season with a sweep of the pair of events at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park in February and has posted three more top-tens with finishes of fourth, seventh and eighth throughout Illinois, Missouri and Indiana.

Bacon gets back to his primary goal of winning another USAC Sprint Car title after a busy Indiana Midget Week that featured six consecutive nights of racing including double duty in the Longworth No. 410 Sprint Car on five of those nights as well.

Bacon raced his way into four of the Midget Week features against stout fields aboard the Klatt Enterprises No. 4 entry and found even more success aboard the Longworth No. 410 Sprint Car.

Bacon picked off a Sprint Car win at Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway on Friday, June 19, to go along with runner-up finishes as Gas City on June 17 and Kokomo in the week’s finale on June 21.

With four wins already recorded this season, Bacon looks for more at Plymouth Speedway.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

2020 Quick Stats: 30 races, 4 wins, 11 top-fives, 14 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Sprint Cars at Plymouth (IN) Speedway on Friday night.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 25

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 460; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 308; 3. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 268; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 266; 5. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 253; 6. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 248; 7. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 247; 8. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 241; 9. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 225; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., and Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., each 220; 13. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 218; 14. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 214; 15. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 211; 16. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 209; 17. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 201; 18. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 195; 19. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 189; 20. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 185.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 77; 2. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 71; 3. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 69; 4. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 67; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 66; 6. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 63; 7. Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., 61; 8. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 59; 9. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., 55; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., and Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., both 48.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 40; 2. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 39; 3. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 38; 4. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 37; 5. Bradley Galedrige, Greenwood, Ind., 36; 6. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 35; 7. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 34; 8. Danny Clark, Plainfield, Ind., 33; 9. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 32; 10. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 31.

Iowa – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 39; 3. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 38; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 37; 5. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 36; 6. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 35; 7. Rich Cerveny, Omaha, Neb., 34; 8. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 33; 9. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 32; 10. D. J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 31.

Kansas – 1. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 148; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 146; 3. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 140; 4. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., and Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., both 131; 6. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 119; 7. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., and Cale Cozad, Wichita, Kan., both 115; 9. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 112; 10. Howard L. Van Dyke, Clay Center, Kan., 104.

Maryland – 1. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 40; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 38; 3. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 37; 4. Bradley Mellott, Needmore, Pa., 36; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 35; 6. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 34; 7. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 33; 8. Todd Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 32; 9. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 31; 10. Kurt Knepper, Chambersburg, Pa., 30.

Minnesota – 1. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 77; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 74; 3. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 71; 4. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 70; 5. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 64; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 7. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 39; 8. Jacob Hughes, Hartford, S.D., 38; 9. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 36; 10. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 35.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 152; 2. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 144; 3. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 137; 4. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 5. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 92; 6. Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, 74; 7. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 72; 8. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 71; 9. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 67; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Mark Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., both 65.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 110; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 105; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., both 101; 6. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., and Daniel Oliver, Jefferson, Ga., both 96; 8. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 95; 9. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 88; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 67.

Nebraska – 1. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 112; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 111; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 106; 4. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 102; 5. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 99; 6. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 95; 7. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., and Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., both 87; 9. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 83; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 79.

Oklahoma – 1. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 161; 2. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 148; 3. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 142; 4. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., and Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., both 138; 6. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 134; 7. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 126; 8. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 117; 9. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 114; 10. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., and Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 108.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 253; 2. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 214; 3. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 201; 4. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 185; 5. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 163; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 155; 7. Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., 153; 8. Christian Rumsey, Slate Hill, N.Y., 145; 9. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 139; 10. Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., 130.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 233; 2. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 209; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 202; 4. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 184; 5. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 183; 6. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 164; 7. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 160; 8. John Otte, Ravinia, S.D., 130; 9. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 125; 10. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 120.

Texas – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 220; 2. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 174; 3. Austin Burkham, Fort Worth, Texas, 165; 4. Zane Lawrence, Lillian, Texas, 158; 5. Lucas Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 156; 6. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 154; 7. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 153; 8. Jerrad Warhurst, Joshua, Texas, 146; 9. Jeb Sessums, Cleburne, Texas, 136; 10. Casey Merrell, Springtown, Texas, 135.

 

 

Entry Forms Available for Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 26, 2020) – It’s less than two months away. On August 20-22, Dodge City Raceway Park is the scene of the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals.

Entry forms for the $3,000-to-win event are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2020-Entry-Form.pdf.

Entries submitted by August 13 are just $100 with a driver pit pass of $20 per night. Entries submitted after August 13 are $150 with driver pit pass at $30 per night.

While the posted winner’s share in the Saturday, August 22 finale is $3,000, it can climb to $4,500 with lap money in the mix as well.

Just ask Jake Bubak, who collected more than $6,000 in winnings last year after sweeping through the entire weekend. Bubak battled through the pack to win both preliminary features and then topped Saturday’s Dash for Cash to earn the pole position and then held off a host of contenders all 30 laps to complete a perfect weekend.

It made amends for a last-lap slider that fell short and allowed Jake Martens to pocket more than $4,000 in the 2018 edition of the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals after Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural edition in 2017.

This year’s event fires off with the first of two preliminary events on Thursday, August 20, with a second round of preliminary action on Friday before culminating with Saturday’s championship finale.

This year’s DCRP Sprint Car Nationals will be accompanied by the Seventh Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel. Thursday practice for the Sport Modifieds will be followed by heat races and qualifying race action on Friday and then the $1,500-to-win main event on Saturday. The Kansas Antique Racers will be on hand each night as well.

Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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

 

 

Champion Classic & Muscle Motor Oils are Purpose-Built for Older Vehicles

http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/champion-classic-and-muscle-motor-oils-are-purpose-built-for-older-vehicles-1295230.htm

(Clinton, MO / 06.26.20) Champion’s Classic & Muscle Motor Oils are “Purpose-Built” to address the potential of flat tappet camshaft failures found in older gasoline motors. The problem started years ago when oil companies began producing oils with a reduction in the anti-wear additive packages and noticed flat tappet camshaft and lifter failures. https://www.championbrands.com/classic-muscle-motor-oils/

“Most engine builders were quick to blame camshaft or lifter hardness, however they found that the majority of the failures were, in part, due to a reduction of anti-wear additives in motor oils. These failures coincided with an EPA mandate calling for the reduction of the Zinc additive and a longer life of the catalytic converters,” stated Karl Dedolph, Director of Champion Racing and Performance.

“This is not a problem in late model engines using roller lifters and newer camshafts because they do not need the anti-scuffing additive packages to protect the sliding action of flat tappet camshaft and lifter surfaces,” added Dedolph.

The main anti-wear additive in Champion’s Classic and Muscle Motor Oil is Zinc dialkyldithiophosphates (ZDDP). There are other anti-wear additives but Zinc is the may be the most well-known oil additives found in any “purpose-built” oil. In much the same way that aspirin cures many ailments, ZDDPs provide many benefits to lubricating oils, especially engine oils.

This class of additives delivers the anti-wear film necessary to protect metal parts under mixed lubrication where metal-to metal contact can occur. They function by adhering to the metal in the engine and are activated as metal-to-metal contact causes temperatures and pressures to rise.

The result is a smooth, glass-like surface that provides excellent protection of metal components. This sacrificial coating prevents metal to metal contact, which reduces friction and wear. All key protection properties for cams, lifters, push rods, wrist pins, distributor gears, bearings, etc. ZDDP is also provides an excellent anti-oxidant and work synergistically with other additives found in engine oils. Along with its stability it activates at differing temperatures and pressures.

Champion’s Classic and Muscle Motor Oils are recommended for typically all non-catalytic converter equipped vehicles. This non-API family of oil provides a higher level of Zinc not found in the current API certified oils for newer OEMs.

In addition, this robust formulation includes proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology delivering unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases the foot-pounds of torque in most engines. These oils also contain special lubricity modifiers to reduce friction which unlock the full potential of any engine.

Engine builders, and enthusiasts can now feel assured of using the right oil for their hot rods muscle cars, antique cars, trucks and boats to protect the flat tappet camshafts. It is important to choose a viscosity range that will work with your older, high compression engine and its bigger clearances.

“Forget the 0W-20 and 5W-20 used in today’s motors; they run tighter clearances and they are specifically designed to work with these new, thinner oils. Older engine designs and platforms use heavier viscosity oils such as 10W-30, 20W-50 and 15W-50,” stated Dedolph.

Champion’s 10w30 and 20w50 synthetic blend motor oils contain high levels of premium ZDDP anti- wear protection required in hot rod, muscle, vintage, and classic cars. Especially those using flat tappet or roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure (stiff) valve springs. https://www.championbrands.com/classic-muscle-motor-oils/ Champion’s 15w50 full synthetic motor oil is built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of high-performance hot rod, street rod, classic, and muscle car motors operating under extreme conditions and producing higher horse-power.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 64 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Classic and Muscle Motor Oils, contact Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

AFCS Sprint Series

After much uncertainty earlier this season, the AFCS Sprint Series is proud to announce over $45,000 worth of cash and prizes will be up for grabs during the 2020 season. The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/ Kistler Racing Products Presented by Baumann Auto Group AFCS 410 Sprint Series will fight for a $24,000 points fund during its 10 race campaign with $7,500 going to the 2020 series champion. The Napa Auto Parts of Bryan Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales AFCS 305 Sprint Series will see a $7,500 points fund up for grabs during their 10 race schedule with $1,500 going to the series champion. With current commitments, $31,500 in points fund money, product certificates from Hoosier Tire Midwest, Diversified Racing Inc (DMI), Berryman Racing Shock, and Speed Shark Graphics of Arkon, plus other bonuses, we exceed the $45,000 mark for the 2020 season under the current situation. If the current situation changes during the Covid 19 pandemic and commitments can’t be met, we will adjust accordingly. The two series will kick off its sophomore season this weekend. Friday the series hits Attica Raceway Park and Saturday moves over to the Fremont Speedway for a pair of $4000 to win 410 and $1000 to win 305 events this weekend. In all, the 410 Series currently has (4) $4000 to win and (1) $5000 to win A Main. The 305 Series has (4) $1000 to win A Mains so far in 2020. We never give up and are looking to add more as we did last year throughout the season. We are EXTREMELY THANKFUL for our 2020 series partners. PLEASE SUPPORT those who support our series! If anyone would like more information on the 2020 season or become a partner with the series, please contact series director Duane Hancock at 419-553-6746. MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE is due by the end of the 2nd night!! $125 for 410 Series and $100 for the 305 Series made payable to AFCS Sprint Series.

 

JULY 2020 SCHEDULE AT THE OUTLAW SPEEDWAY STILL UP IN THE AIR

Kenny Shupp Jr. PR Director

(Dundee, NY) With the month of June now all but a distant memory, Outlaw Speedway owner, Tyler Siri and his girlfriend, Jordan Lynch are now shifting their attention to the July 2020 schedule.

Outlaw Speedway, along with virtually every other race venue in New York State completely lost the entire months of April and May due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. As the Finger Lakes Region of New York, where Outlaw Speedway is located moves thru Phases 1, 2 and 3 the track now is readying for Phase 4 which can happen at any time depending on how the scientific date and numbers shake out, but it appears as though everything is on point for most venues like Outlaw to re-open with race fans.

For the past several weeks the popular Yates County oval has been open, but only to pit admission with no fans in the stands as per Governor Cuomo’s directive. Thousands of others have stayed home and enjoyed televised broadcasts from the track on DIRT TRACK DIGEST TV. This has worked out well for those that could not attend or did not want to view from the pit area. For the most part the reviews have made the pay per view effort worthwhile and it keeps loyal fans in touch with the race action.

Entering July Siri and Lynch have some decisions to make as there are no less than two huge events on the horizon the first of which is the annual Fireworks Extravaganza tentatively set to go on Friday, July 3. The other big event is the Annual Summer Nationals scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25.

With the track having lost numerous high profile events including the Lucas Nationals, the First Annual Cindy Lane Memorial Spring Nationals, the Brett Deyo Short Track Super Series, The Tony Stewart Ollies Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series as well as the First Annual Gene Dupuy Memorial, all in the months of April, May and June due to the Coronavirus. Some of those events “may” have a second chance should re-scheduling become an option; however, most are gone for the season.

According to track owner, Tyler Siri, “We have been at the mercy of Governor Cuomo and the NYS Health Department for months and continue to follow their guidance. We understand the importance of following along with the protocol and to provide a safe environment for all our racers, fans and staff. Actually, we opened much earlier than we previously thought we would be able to and everyone that has been involved with the events we have run thus far have done a great job in keeping things safe.”

Siri is still not sure what will happen in the coming weeks.

“We can’t even begin to guess what is up next or when we fill be able to open the main gates for race fans. We have been keeping things simple by just running Regular Super 7 Shows with no special events. The pit attendance has been consistent and the pay per view has worked out very well, but for us to put on any high-profile event we need those butts in the bleachers.”

Rumors abound as to what directive Cuomo will go with entering the 4th and final Phase.

“Jordan and I are hearing all kinds of numbers flying around. Everything from 25% to 100% capacity. If we are limited to let us say 50% that will certainly help, but again if we can’t open with a larger capacity it will make a difference in what kind of program we run.”

It will also be difficult in policing the 6’ social distancing protocol when fans are allowed back into the grandstand seating area, however there Is ample seating area the entire front straight away and if need be there are other options to get people in the facility.

“The track needs to play by the book. We have permits to operate the facility that are issued by the State of New York and if we screw up it could potentially mean loss of our liquor or health department certificates which would shut us down. This has already happened across the state in other private sector businesses and we don’t want it happening at Outlaw Speedway.”

With all this in mind the track will continue to take baby steps for the foreseeable future and take it one week at a time.

“That’s still about all we can do at this point. If I could look into a crystal ball and predict what will happen over the next month, we could plan and go with it, but there is still a lot of uncertainty as we move forward.”

Siri and Lynch do have a well thought plan in effect when the track can re-open to race fans. The staff members that work on the main grandstand side of the facility have been on alert that they could be called to work on a day’s notice. The track has been stockpiling food and other supplies and several food and beverage vendors are onboard with the fact that they could receive a call on Thursday to make deliveries on Friday.

“We have been in constant communication with our suppliers and they totally understand the situation that we are dealing with. It could very well be an eleventh-hour decision to open for fans and our vendors are ready to roll whenever we say go.”

The same holds true with the Annual Fireworks Extravaganza scheduled for July 3.

“The pyrotechnic company we use for our fireworks program knows that we may decide the day before the event that we have the go ahead to re-open and we will still have fireworks as planned. We are trying extremely hard to not leave any stones unturned so that when we get the go ahead from the state, we can swing the gates for fans.”

With all this in mind Tyler Siri and Jordan Lynch of the Outlaw Speedway will continue to race every Friday night for the duration focusing on their seven weekly classes plus the youth Bandit Division in hopes that the number of Coronavirus cases continues to drop and the remaining schedule can get back on track.

As news continues to unfold racers and fans are encouraged to keep an eye on the tracks Facebook account as developments will be posted as they happed. Simply go to www.Facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC/.

Other valuable information including points, rules, a list of track personnel, directions to the facility, contact information and much more log on at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.

 

 

Weldon Offill of Country Builders Construction lends support to Nor*Cal Posse Shootout and Fourth of July event at Placerville Speedway

Placerville, CA - June 25, 2020...With Placerville Speedway geared up to host two big nights of racing we are pleased to welcome legendary car owner Weldon Offill of Country Builders Construction on board as a partner of not only this weekend’s “Nor*Cal Posse Shootout,” but also for the annual Fourth of July showcase next week!

Thanks to the gracious support from Weldon and Country Builders, this Friday night’s purse at the shootout has been raised to a minimum of $300-to-start the feature. Additional sponsorship will also carry over to the Saturday July 4th event that has just been confirmed. The track is still working on additional sponsorship and partners for the Independence Day spectacular.

The Fourth of July race this season will be held with no fireworks and unfortunately the grandstands will again be closed. Divisions competing will include Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks.

Another update for teams on the schedule front, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car and Midget event on July 11th has been canceled due to a livestock function on the fairgrounds. Additional updates on the schedule will be out when available.

Race teams are encouraged to purchase a two-day pit pass this weekend at the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout, which allows them to present the COVID-19 form on just one night. Temperature checks will be taken each night regardless. Even if you attended the opener, everyone is required to print out the COVID form once again. The form is available at http://placervillespeedway.com/forms

Overnight camping will be allowed in the pit area however, you must be towing a race car trailer. If you have a separate camper, please contact the fairgrounds for camping availability at 530-621-5860.

The pit area snack bar will also be open again with delicious racetrack cuisine available for teams.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the pit meeting scheduled for 4:30pm both nights and cars on track shortly after. To promote social distancing, we will be using the MyRacePass app, where teams can find the order of events, lineups and results. Please visit www.myracepass.com to claim or create your driver profile, which will also help with scoring and administration procedures.
The grandstands will be closed to spectators this weekend. Those not in attendance can check out all of the action via pay-per-view by visiting www.speedshifttv.com and purchasing your preferred VIP subscription. If you already purchased a monthly membership during the first Placerville Speedway event recently you are set for both days.

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

Join over 13,500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Receives 'No Go' from Elected Officials; July 4 Event Cancelled Due to COVID-19

OSWEGO, NY (June 25, 2020) - After high optimism for the potential re-opening of the Oswego Speedway with a three division card slated for Saturday, July 4, track management has received word from state and local officials that the Speedway will not be permitted to open with fans next weekend.

“Over the last several weeks, we have been meeting with elected officials, and presented our plan to re-open,” said track owner John Torrese. “Our hopes were high, but we have learned that race tracks in New York will still not be able to open with fans for the time being. It is very disappointing to lose yet another event on our 2020 schedule.”

With the cancellation of next week’s Independence Special presented by Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Dig Safely NY, the championship events scheduled for July 11, July 18, August 1, August 8, August 15, and August 22, plus Budweiser International Classic Weekend are what remains.

“Unfortunately, we do not have an official timetable on when we will be able to open, and there is no confirmation on whether we will or won’t be able to race July 11,” Torrese continued. “We are still hoping to go as soon as possible. As more information comes to us, we will continue to share frequent updates on the remainder of our events.”

The cancellation of the July 4 event will not affect the closed test sessions on June 26, June 27, and July 3. All of the practices remain on as scheduled, with the possibility of more being added based on demand. To sign up, please contact Paul at oswegospeedway@gmail.com. Fans can follow social media for frequent updates on these practices.

For the latest information from Oswego Speedway, visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or Instagram @OfficialOswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Rauch Leads '20ish' Midget Drivers From RMMRA Into TBJ Promotions' Midget Round Up

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (June 25, 2020) - Another stellar field of midgets is expected to converge upon Airport Raceway next week during the 5th annual Midget Round Up presented by Burtis Motor Company.

The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association are co-sanctioning the midget portion of the TBJ Promotions' doubleheader at the oval in Garden City, Kan., on July 3-4.

Keith Rauch headlines a list of "20ish" drivers making the trip from the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association. Rauch is the defending series champion and he has claimed a whopping 11 career titles with the series.

However, a win during the Midget Round Up has evaded him. Rauch has earned multiple podium finishes at the bullring and his highlight last year was a seventh-place showing.

"It's huge," said Rauch, who is also the vice president of the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association. "It's grown over the years. It's definitely turned into a big event. Tony (Bruce Jr.) has done a hell of a job."

Rauch will be one of approximately 30-plus total midget racers hungry for a triumph.

NOW600 Series Winged 'A' Class and Restricted 'A Class micro sprints will also be competing both days. It was recently announced that the Winged 'A' Class main event is named in honor of the late Brandon Barbo.

Tickets for the 5th annual Midget Round Up are $15 for adults on July 3 and $20 on July 4. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Direct Fireworks, Maupin's Truck Service and Rapid Cost for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 11th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2020 is the 5th annual Midget Round Up, which is July 3-4 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Trenca Ties Career-Best Result at Land of Legends With Fourth-Place Run During Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (June 25, 2020) - Joe Trenca earned a fourth-place finish during his season opener a week ago Wednesday at Land of Legends Raceway.

The Mucci Motorsports driver, whose season had been delayed approximately two months because of COVID-19, was efficient during the Patriot Sprint Tour event. He maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race to garner the outside front row starting position in the A Main.

"We were good in the heat race," he said. "We had some brake issues early in the night and we were fighting that until the feature, but we got it fixed. We were trying something all night and didn't adjust to what we needed to do for the feature. The track got real slick and real wide. I was too loose and couldn't keep speed through the corners like the other guys.

"It was a really good race. I'd lose a spot on a restart and then in traffic I'd get it back. At one point we fell to sixth and got back to fourth. The restarts were tough because the bottom was the preferred line and we'd get hung on the top. Restarts didn't help us until the last one when we snuck by two guys to come home fourth."

Trenca's fourth-place outing tied his career-best result at the track.

"Any time you go backwards it's not good, but we didn't tear anything up and learned what we wanted to about what we changed over the winter," he said. "That's always a plus to learn and see how it reacts. I think we know what to do going forward. We'll move on to the next one, whenever the next one is.

"I want to thank Mike Emhof Motorsports and the Patriot Sprint Tour along with Land of Legends Raceway for putting on a show for us and letting us finally get out to race even with no fans. I know that's tough to do, but I appreciate their effort."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Don Ott Racing Engines

Don Ott Racing Engines builds engines for sprint car teams across the country. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DonOttRacing/ .

"We've been with Don Ott Racing Engines since Day 1," Trenca said. "We're pleased with their engines and look forward to continue doing business with them."

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

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.

 

 

Carney II and Setters Post Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (June 25, 2020) - John Carney II and James Setters guided Inside Line Promotions into the Winner's Circle last Friday.

Carney II picked up a sprint car win at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas. It was his third straight weekend with a triumph.

Setters captured the season opener for the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.

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

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2020 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 4 (New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on May 17; Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., on May 23; and I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on May 30 and June 6); John Carney II - 3 (Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 6 and June 13; and West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, on June 19); Derek Hagar - 3 (Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on May 31; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 12; and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 13); Dylan Cisney - 2 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 1 and June 6); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 24 and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on June 14); Garet Williamson - 2 (KC Raceway in Independence, Mo., on May 15 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on June 6); Seth Bergman - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on May 29); Brian Brown - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 6); Trey Burke - 1 (NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., on June 14); Brenham Crouch - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., on Feb. 9); James Setters - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 19); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 9).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets Travel to I-44 Riverside Speedway

Belleville, IL. (06/24/2020) In the first stand-alone event of the 2020 racing season, the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League will travel to I-44 Riverside Speedway on Saturday, June 27th, 2020.

For the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, seven edge-of-your-seat co-sanctioned events have been completed with the POWRi National Midgets. Having already competed at I-44 Riverside twice this season in the Seventh Annual Turnpike Challenge, where Logan Seavey and Michael “Buddy” Kofoid would both claim feature wins at the ultra-fast Oklahoma racetrack.

The POWRi West Midget League point’s battle wages on with Jake Neuman #3n continuing to lead the West Midget League as well as the National Midget League with outstanding consistent showings. Andrew Felker #44s has mounted a charge for a chance to repeat as point’s champion setting in the runner-up spot, as the front-running push of rookie-of-the-year contender Trey Gropp #00 rounds out the podium for the POWRi West season standings.

Slated on the docket of fast racing excitement to also compete are the always exciting POWRi Micro’s with Jr. Sprint, Restricted, A-Class Wing, and Non-Wing Micros all scheduled for side-by-side action this Saturday, June 27th. I-44 Riverside Speedway pits will be open at 4:30 pm with driver’s meeting scheduled for 5:45 pm. Wheel Pack Begins at 6 pm with hot-laps and racing action to follow.

Purchase your tickets in advance at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1212006&rkey=1093&store=18666 or at the front-gate on race-day.

All POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League standalone events are double points. POWRi West will follow up this Saturday’s event with a two-day show, co-sanctioned with RMMA at Airport Speedway in Garden City, KS on July 3rd and 4th.

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

 

 

Baughman Continues All Star Rookie of the Year Campaign with Set of Events this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Texas (June 24, 2020) – Josh Baughman continues his pursuit of All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year honors aboard the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 17 with this week’s set of events.

It begins in Central Pennsylvania on Wednesday before shifting far eastern Tennessee’s high-banked Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap on Saturday and Sunday.

Baughman enters the set of events sitting tenth in points after the series recent run of eight “Thunder Through the Plains” events throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Louisiana.

Posting three heat race wins and racing into five Dashes along the way, Baughman’s best run of the week came at southwest Oklahoma’s Lawton Speedway where he battled to a fourth-place feature finish after starting alongside BRM teammate Aaron Reutzel in the 40-lapper.

That fourth-place showing for Baughma on June 8 was sandwiched by a pair of tenth-place showings at Wichita’s 81 Speedway on June 7 and then the storied Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Dallas on June 10.

After a busy spate of events that included 11 consecutive nights at a racetrack with three negated by inclement weather, Baughman and the BRM No. 17 team gear up for another busy slate that will include nine races in ten nights following this weekend’s set of three events.

2020 Quick Stats: 11 races, 1 top-five, 3 top-tens.

Quick Results:

June 5, Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, OK) – 22nd in A Feature

June 7, 81 Speedway (Park City, KS) – 10th in A Feature

June 8, Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK) – 4th in A Feature

June 10, Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) – 10th in A Feature

June 11, Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, OK) – 23rd in A Feature

June 12, Monarch Motor Speedway (Wichita Falls, TX) – 15th in A Feature

June 13, Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, TX) – 13th in A Feature

June 14, Chatham Speedway (Chatham, LA) – 16th in A Feature

Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway (PA) and Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) on Saturday and Sunday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports online at http://www.baughmanreutzelmotorsports.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Baughmanreutzelmotorsports-136754450449692/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BaughmanReutzel.

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

 

 

Madsen Nets Podium at Tri-State Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Haubstadt, IN over the weekend to battle with the World of Outlaws, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing would endure a Friday night mechanical failure, before rallying on Saturday night and finshing third with the CBS Sports Network cameras covering the event.

“We hit a bit of a rough patch, and it felt good to get back on the podium with the World of Outlaws,” Ian Madsen said. “To do it when we had some extra coverage for our partners made the night that much better.”

Pulling off the racing surface early in Friday night’s feature with issues, Madsen and company came back strong on Saturday night.

Timing the Logan’s Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials, the St. Marys, NSW native would pick up a Dash berth by way of his second place run in his heat.

Running third in the Dash, Madsen would roll off the starting grid from the second row for the 40-lap feature event on the popular bullring.

A very racy surface saw Madsen mix it up inside the Top-10 as he raced with the likes of Carson Macedo, Brad Sweet, as well as Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart.

With plenty of racing lines to choose from, the action was intense within the Top-5 as drivers changed position seemingly lap by lap. A late restart saw Madsen take the third position for good as he went on to capture his eight Top-5 finish of this shortened season to date.

“It feels good to get back on the podium for all of our great partners,” Madsen said. “Tyler Swank and Adam Clark continue to work hard for this team, and hopefully we can keep this up heading into the Jackson Nationals.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, , Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Cox Design and Fabrication, Armor Electric Company, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 8, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Ian and KCP Racing are back in action starting Thursday night at the Jackson Motorplex for the three-day Jackson Nationals.

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 website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Wilson Bound for Port Royal Speedway and Volunteer Speedway This Week

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (June 24, 2020) - Greg Wilson has a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races on tap this week.

The Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road sponsored team is scheduled to race on Wednesday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and on Saturday and Sunday at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn.

"We didn't race last weekend so we regrouped and are trying to make things simplified," he said. "I think we have that accomplished. If we can get through these three nights okay I think we'll be in good shape for Speedweek next week."

The race at Port Royal Speedway will provide a good base for Wilson to tell whether some of the tweaks he recently made to his program are for the better.

"Port Royal should be interesting because of everything we've worked on the last week," he said. "Hopefully we accomplished what we wanted to. With the fact we've raced there more often it should help."

This weekend's doubleheader at Volunteer Speedway marks Wilson's first time at the track since October 2010.

"I've only been there once for a two-day World of Outlaws show," he said. "It's a unique place with big, big banking. When we were there it was wetter than they say it is normally. I'm interested to see what we get this weekend. It's a late model track so typically those slick off."

Wilson will also have a Hercules Tires dealership visit on Friday at Fannon Brothers Tire Co. in Pennington Gap, Va., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and Saturday and Sunday at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Friday at Fannon Brothers Tire Co. in Pennington Gap, Va., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kinsler Fuel Injection and All Pro Cylinder

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"Greg at Kinsler has spent a lot of time helping me fine-tune my engines and Bob and Sue Williams at All Pro Cylinder treat us like family," Wilson said. "We're grateful to have partners like Kinsler Fuel Injection and All Pro Cylinder as part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, MagTech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Spencer Bayston Makes First KWS Start Memorable as He Clean Sweeps with Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Slated to run the full King of the West schedule with Tarlton Motorsports in 2020, circumstances delayed the start of the season to Saturday night where Spencer Bayston made the most of his debut and clean swept the event.

“It felt really good to get back in the 21 and build on our first weekend of running,” Spencer Bayston said. “We ran the 360 on Friday in Watsonville, CA and that led to a few more troubles throughout the night, but it gave Paul Baines and I the chance to narrow down where I felt we needed to be for my comfort inside the car.”

After pulling off early during Friday night’s feature event, Bayston and Tarlton Motorsports dropped the 410 powerplant in and headed to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA for the opening event of the King of the West season.

Never seeing the place before, or even taking a lap with the series, Bayston got off to a hot start as he earned quick time honors aboard the Tarlton and Son. Inc/Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed No. 21 machine.

Moving into heat race action, the Lebanon, IN native continued to flex his muscle as he carved his way forward on the slick surface and scored the win and gave him enough points to earn a spot in the Dash.

With confidence and momentum on his side, Bayston would win the Dash and put the famed Tarlton Motorsports machine on the pole for the 30-lap feature event.

As the track continued to slick off, Bayston would not falter as he continued his dominant first night with the series. Leading the way from start to finish, Bayston rode to victory and capped off a perfect first night with the series.

“After finding those changes we needed on Friday, it carried over to Saturday where we had just about as good of a night that you could ask for,” Bayston added. “Having the feel inside the car gave me the confidence to run a hard race and to be aggressive in traffic and stay in front of Bud Kaeding. Having a night like that gets me more excited to jump back in their car again. Thank you to everyone involved.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 3, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports’ next event is TBA.

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

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

 

 

TMAC Picks Up Pair of Top-10’s in Preparation for Jackson Nationals

PC- Ken’s Racing Pix

PETERSEN MEDIA: Two nights of action in the Midwest were on the docket for Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports over the weekend, and when it was all said and done TMAC would pick up two Top-10 finishes, though he would overcome some issues to accomplish these results.

“We put a new Maxim together for the weekend, and on Friday night we had fuel issues that essentially didn’t allow us to time in,” Terry McCarl said. “We were in for quite the uphill battle, but the guys stayed the course and we really turned our night around.”

Officially getting credited with the 32nd fastest lap in time trials at the Jackson Motorplex, TMAC would go to work in his heat race aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine.

Lining up eighth, the Altoona, IA driver would get his elbows up and make his new Maxim work hard. Racing his way to a fifth-place finish, he would transfer to the feature event where he took the green flag from the 18th spot.

Working his way forward on the racy Jackson Motorplex surface, a slowing car would cause TMAC to lose all of his momentum and he would fall all the way back to nearly last on the field.

Despite the yellow flag only flying one time during the race, McCarl would put on a fine charge through the field. Hitting on all cylinders heading into this weekend’s Jackson Nationals event, TMAC capped his night with a charge all the way up to ninth.

Heading to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, McCarl continued to show the speed he put on display Friday night by timing the STC/Real-Geese/T.H. Custom Mfg. machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a second-place finish in heat race competition, McCarl moved into the feature event where he took the green flag from the seventh spot. On the historic half mile, TMAC would note they were a bit loose on car set up and it made moving forward tricky.

Holding pace in the seventh spot for the duration of the race, McCarl capped his weekend with a seventh-place fun, giving him a pair of Top-10’s for the weekend.

“The new car felt great, and worked well all weekend long,” McCarl said. “We missed it a little in the feature Saturday night, but feeling good about heading into this weekend’s Jackson Nationals.”

MERCH ALERT- New Terry McCarl “Made America Race Again” shirts are now available for purchase, and will be on sale this weekend at the McCarl Racing T-Shirt trailer along with Carson and Austin McCarl apparel.

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Real-Geese, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Bosma Poultry, Inc., Rob-See-Co., Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, T.H. Custom Manufacturing, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7.

ON TAP: TMAC and Destiny Motorsports are now set to resume racing action with the World of Outlaws when the invade Texas March 13th and 14th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Bailey Earns Top Five During Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Event

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (June 24, 2020) - Rich Bailey achieved his goal last Friday during his first time racing a sprint car in more than a decade.

Bailey and car owner Mike Quigley scored a heat race win and a fourth-place finish in the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series main event at Electric City Speedway.

"It went pretty good," Bailey said. "It was a little hectic at the start. We were thrashing stuff for hot laps. By the heat race I felt pretty comfortable. I started on the pole and it's pretty easy when you don't have to pass anybody."

Bailey lined up on the inside of the second row for the feature, which was cut short just after the midpoint because of rain.

"Starting the A Main I was a little rusty in traffic," he said. "I got bottled up and fell to fifth. It took me a couple of laps to get going. Once I got to the outside I got my momentum up and got to fourth. I was keeping up with second and third, but I missed my line a couple of times and they'd spread back out. We learned a lot about the car and I felt pretty comfortable by the end of the night. I'd call it a successful night."

Bailey will return to the bullring this Friday for another Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series event.

"I know what to expect, which is big for me," he said. "We had the car close so we know what to expect. That gives you more confidence as far as tuning it and driving it."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

SPONSORS -

Bailey would also like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, 406 Electric, Bad Attitude Racing and Pit Stop USA for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Records Podium at Skagit Speedway and Top 10 at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 24, 2020) - Trey Starks captured a pair of top-10 finishes last week.

Starks powered his family owned 360ci sprint car to a season-best runner-up result on Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., before he pocketed a 10th-place finish on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway while driving the Gobrecht Motorsports 410ci sprint car.

"It was a good weekend," he said. "I'm not sure when I'll get to run again at Skagit, but it was nice to have speed."

Starks qualified third quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap A Main. He led the first half of the race before the eventual winner was credited with taking the lead prior to a red flag being waved. Starks ran second for the remainder of the race.

"I tried to slide him in the last corner and just couldn't quite get there," he said after finishing second by less than half a second. "We definitely had speed. Hopefully we can continue that the next time we get back to Skagit."

Starks then traveled to Knoxville Raceway for a weekly show on Saturday. He timed in 18th quickest before a heat race win lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the feature.

"We're still not there in qualifying," he said. "We tried some different things and we quickly went away from them after qualifying. We got the heat win, but still had to start midpack in the feature. We picked up a handful of positions throughout the race. We're still making progress and moving forward, which is good. We just need to start a little closer to the front."

Starks placed 10th, which was his second top 10 of the season at the track. He ranks 10th in the championship standings, but is only 27 points out of fifth place.

Next up for Starks is a trip to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., this Thursday through Saturday for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I had a lot of fun racing the 360 there last year and we've had some good runs in the 410 as well," he said. "We barely missed the show last time we were there with the IRA Series in May. It's a place I'm getting more and more familiar with running."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 18 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

June 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 E-Z-GO, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, 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, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Flashes Speed During Sprint Car and Midget Starts

Inside Line Promotions - GAS CITY, Ind. (June 24, 2020) - Giovanni Scelzi showcased speed in both a winged sprint car and a midget throughout four races in a six-day span.

Scelzi made his debut behind the wheel of Guy Forbrook's sprint car on June 12 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, which hosted the two-day Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Scelzi qualified fifth quickest out of 26 drivers in his group, placed sixth in a heat race and won the Last Chance Showdown to lock into the main event. He then charged from 21st to 14th in the feature to be tied for the third-most cars passed.

"Knoxville was about getting comfortable in the race car," he said. "I think it takes time. It's a new car so everything is different. We'll get more comfortable the more we race. We had awesome speed though."

Scelzi continued to be fast the following day as he timed in third quickest out of 26 drivers in his group. He was running second in a heat race when an incident ended the night early.

"I was in a spot to make the dash when I got into the infield and spun," he said. "I tried to run the bottom lane and clipped the infield drain. It just bounced and backed me up into the fence."

Scelzi was off for two days before joining Tucker Boat Motorsports for a pair of Indiana Midget Week races with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets beginning a week ago Tuesday at Paragon Speedway in Paragon, Ind.

Scelzi qualified eighth quickest out of 46 drivers before he maneuvered from fifth to third place in a heat race. That locked him into the main event and the feature inversion placed him on the pole for the 30-lap feature. Scelzi led the first 10 laps before losing a pair of positions in traffic. He was maintaining third place until he caught the cushion wrong with nine laps to go.

"We were really fast at Paragon," he said. "I was pushing too hard and hit the cushion and flipped. It's easy to do in those cars. I think we could have had a third-place run. We regrouped for a good finish on Tuesday."

Scelzi also drove for the team the following night at Gas City I-69 Speedway, where he timed in 17th quickest and won a heat race to garner the eighth starting position for the A Main. He continued to progress throughout the feature and posted a fifth-place finish, which was his sixth top five of the season.

"I'm glad we were able to have a good run," he said. "I struggled to get off turn two. That's where I think I got beat. I felt better in turns three and four. It was a lot of fun racing the midget again.

"I want to thank Toyota and Tucker Boat Motorsports as well as Guy Forbrook for the opportunities."

Scelzi returns to pavement competition the next two weekends. He will race this Saturday at Utah Motorsports Campus in Erda, Utah, during the ENEOS/Sunrise Ford Twins presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame with the ARCA Menards Series West.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 14 (21).

June 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: DNS (2).

June 16 - Paragon Speedway in Paragon, Ind. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 20 (1).

June 17 - Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Utah Motorsports Campus in Erda, Utah, for the ENEOS/Sunrise Ford Twins presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame with the ARCA Menards Series West

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

Panella Trucking is one of the largest agriculture carriers in California. For more than 80 years Panella Trucking has been servicing farmers, packers and processors by hauling agricultural goods and providing quality trucking services. For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com .

"The Panella Family has been close friends with my family since before I was born," Scelzi said. "Their support for our racing has been monumental and the work their business does is important for our part of the country."

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

 

 

Ohio Valley Speedway Set to Welcome Back Race Fans....OVSCA 410 Sprint Cars on the Card!

After a tumultuous three months fighting the Corona Virus and wondering what the 2020 race season would look like, the new ownership group of the Ohio Valley Speedway is extremely excited to finally be able to welcome race fans back to the 'Valley' and kickstart the 2020 campaign.

After two shows were put in the books, with limited pit only entrance allowed per State and Local Covid guidelines, it just wasn't the same without the many dedicated and cheering fans that call the Ohio Valley Speedway home on Friday Nights.

The Ohio Valley Management Group are ecstatic to open the gates on the 'Official' Opening this Friday Night, June 26th as the speedway welcomes the OVSCA 410 Sprint Cars to an already stellar Friday Night card. Promoter Randy Fink will roll his group of open wheel warriors back to the Ohio Valley for the first of three 2020 visits. Along with the super fast Sprint Cars will be a regular night of racing action in the Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Sportmods, 4 Cylinders and Mini Wedges.

After two events in the Super Late Model division a healthy and talented field has assembled each week with Tyler and Freddy Carpenter keeping a stranglehold on the Mister Bee Victory Lane. In the UMP Modified division its been a steady diet of the KC44 machine of KC Burdette as the talented Parkersburg wheelman has claimed both shows. A pair of hotshots have shared victory in the Sportmod division with Cruz Vandall and Kendall Hodge gracing victory lane. Its been all 'J-Money' in the 4 Cylinder class as Justin Carpenter has looked unstoppable so far. In the youth league of auto racing its been all Aiden Powell in the Mini Wedge class.

Gates will open at 4, with Wedges beginning at 6:15, Drivers Meeting taking place at 6:30, Hotlaps/Qualifying getting underway at 6:45 with racing taking the green at 7:30. General admission is $15 with children 10 and under FREE while pit prices are $30 with kids 5 and under FREE. A full concession stand will be available for fans dining pleasure, featuring your favorite racetrack staples including Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs w/Sauce, Cheesesticks, Fries, Nachos and much more! Plus quench your thirst with your favorite Pepsi products along with our 'famous' Sweet Tea!

About OVS: Ohio Valley Speedway is a fast 3/8 mile dirt track located just south of Lubeck, WV on Rt. 68 south and Wadesville Road and races every Friday Night April thru September. Opened in 1958, and known by most as the 'Valley', the Mountain State gem has played host to some of the biggest names in open wheel and short track racing history over the years and parlays it quintessential paperclip configuration into terrific racing action nightly. For more information give us a call at 304-771-5661 or 304-771-5051 or on Raceday at 304-861-0299. Be sure to follow us at https://www.facebook.com/ohiovalleyspeedway for all the latest news and events.

 

 

THE LONG RUN: Brent Marks & CJB Set for Huge Week of Racing
30th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek on tap; team competed at Port

CARLISLE, PA. - June 24, 2020 - Mother Nature ruined a schedule night of racing for CJB Motorsports and driver Brent Marks.

Racing action scheduled for Friday, June 19th at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. was washed away and the team competed the following night at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. The team won their heat race and finished the feature in 16th.

"Port Royal was going good." said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We had a good car all night long just needed a little bit more for the feature but Barry and the guys have this thing on the right track! At the end we had a switch go bad caused the motor to shut off."

The Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will swing into Port Royal Speedway on Wednesday, June 24th. The CJB team will be in attendance before taking on the 30th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Red Robin. The schedule for the eight consecutive nights of racing are as follows -

Friday, June 26 - Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Saturday, June 27 - Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, Pa.
Sunday, June 28 - Selinsgrove Speedway, Penn Township, Pa.
Monday, June 29 - Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, Pa.
Tuesday, June 30 - Grandview (Pa.) Speedway
Wednesday, July 1 - Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway
Thursday, July 2 - Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway
Friday, July 3 - Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Saturday, July 4 - Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway

"It's been awhile since I have run the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek but I'm looking forward to it," said Marks. "I'm excited for speed week. I feel like we're going to have a lot of speed all nine races."

2020 STATS:
Events: 21
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 0
Top-5's: 4
Top-10's: 6
Heat Race Wins: 3
Dash Wins: 0

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

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

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

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

COMING UP NEXT AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY...

Saturday, June 27, BAPS Motor Speedway will host Tyson Fence & RE Fink & Sons Hometown Heroes Night.

The BAPS Auto Paints & Supply Super Sportsman highlight the program which will also feature the Creekside Auto Sales Late Models, PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars and the Mike's Towing & Recovery/Frankie's Used Auto Parts Street Stocks.

As is customary with BAPS Motor Speedway's Hometown Heroes Nights, BAPS invites fans from a specific area to attend the races for free. This week, any fan with a Hanover, Spring Grove or Gettysburg license/ID card will receive FREE general admission.

Pre-race Fun: Starting at 4:00 PM, check out Kenny Edkin's Super Sportsman, Ben Whitaker's Late Model and the Dietz/Diehl #80D Street Stock in the common area.

The kid's toilet paper toss makes it's return, this Saturday! Kids are welcome to play as they enter the grandstands. Pixie dust toilet candies will be handed out, compliments of RE Fink & Sons.

Intermission Fun: Our lovely BAPS ladies will toss a few RE Fink & Sons shirts and koozies.

There will be a toilet paper toss on the frontstretch between two random drivers!

Three kid's tickets will be pulled for three goodie bags, compliments of RE Fink & Sons.

Saturday, June 27, 2020 Super Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks, 305 Sprint Cars Gates: 4PM, Grandstands: 5PM, Racing: 7PM General Admission: $15 Seniors: $15, Students: $5 12 & Under: FREE! Pit Admission: $30

 

 

Tickets go on sale for Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio - Tickets for the 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics are on sale. The race, scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 features the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. This will be the first Ohio appearance of the year for the World of Outlaws.

Those fans who purchased reserved seats already will get their seats. However, no more reserved seats will be sold. There will be a limited number of pre-sale general admission tickets available through the World of Outlaws at www.worldofoutlaws.com or go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic banner. Tickets are $35 for those 11 years of age and up with kids 10 and under getting in free.

Also, anyone can purchase a pitpass on race day starting at 3 p.m.

Those attending are being asked to adhere to the state’s social distancing guidelines including not bringing those with underlying health issues, immunocompromised individuals and those the Center of Disease Control say are most at risk. If you have a fever or other symptoms please stay home and it is highly suggested fans and race team members wear masks.

Keep tabs on the ongoing race schedule at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park. For those who can't attend the races, DirtVision.com carries all the action on pay per view.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park to pay full point fund for 2020 and teams' World of Outlaws membership for Brad Doty Classic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Contact: Rex LeJeune 419-680-5606

ATTICA, Ohio - Because of the support shown by the race teams and great marketing partners, Attica Raceway Park will pay out the full $47,000 point fund for the 2020 season to the top 10 in season-ending points in the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints, Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast DIRTcar Late Models and the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints.

The 410 sprint champion will take home $8,000, the late model champion $5,000 and the 305 champion $3,000.

The 2020 Attica point fund marketing partners are Hoosier Tire, Callie's Performance Products in Fostoria, Ohio, Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast, Fremont Fence, Rocket Chassis, Underground Utilities Inc. and the Tiffin community sponsors of Burns Electric, PNC Bank, Nationwide Insurance, the Reineke Family Dealerships, UIS Insurance and Investments and Clouse Construction.

"The support we've gotten from the teams these first three events has been unbelievable. All the great marketing partners have stepped up to support the season once again," said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

Continuing to show gratitude to the race teams, the track will once again pay for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series memberships for the top 20 in points through July 10 for the 410 sprints for the 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14.

"It's our way of showing our appreciation for the support for our weekly racing," said LeJeune.

Also, Attica Raceway Park will award any driver in the top 20 in the track's points a $2,000 bonus if they can defeat the Outlaws and win the Brad Doty Classic feature. The highest finisher in the feature among Attica's top 20 in points will receive a $500 bonus.

Attica Raceway Park and Brad Doty would like to thank Ohio Logistics, Racing Optics, Callie's Performance Products, JEGS Performance, DKW Transport, Gill Construction and Underground Utilities Inc. for their support of the Brad Doty Classic.

Keep tabs on the ongoing race schedule at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park. For those who can't attend the races, DirtVision.com carries all the action on pay per view.

 

 

2nd annual Rene Hughes Tribute Race

In his own words, Jori Hughes explains what the second annual Rene Tribute Event will
look like. Please support this event however you can.
“Good and bad news with the 2nd annual Rene Hughes Tribute Race. Unfortunately,
with the restrictions and the Hibbing Raceway schedule still up in the air we weren’t able
to get the June 27th date at Hibbing Raceway locked in. We are sure in for a cool venue
change though as we will be having the 2nd annual Rene Hughes Tribute Race on
August 29th at the famed Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. It will be
part of the Traditional Sprint Car Challenge weekend and we are excited to have it
there. Cedar Lake Speedway was one of my Dad’s favorite tracks and it will be a great
weekend to host the race. We are thankful to the Hibbing Raceway for allowing us to
hold the race there last season and for the date we had planned to have it this season.
Also a big thank you to Cedar Lake Speedway, the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series,
and the Northern Renegades for helping put together this event to honor my Dad.
As we did last season, we will be accepting donations to boost the traditional purse. But
something cool for this year and hopefully continuing into the future is that 50% of the
money raised to boost the purse will be donated to the American Cancer Society Hope
Lodge in Minneapolis. So, whether we raise $20 or $2000 half will be donated to the
Hope Lodge. The Hope Lodge gives patients and their caretakers a free place to stay
while receiving cancer treatment. They make sure you have a comfortable place to stay
without having to worry about lodging or hotels and allow you to focus on getting better.
My Dad spent quite a bit of time there during his treatments and Caley Emerson from
the Northern Renegades knows, first hand, what a great asset the Hope Lodge is also.
It is a win win situation as we are not only giving back to the teams supporting the event
but also to a great cause. If you are interested in donating you can email me
at jorihughes@gmail.com or find Ron or Caley at the track and they will put you in
contact with me. Thank you all and see everyone at the 2nd annual Rene Hughes
Tribute Race!”

 

Nor*Cal Posse Shootout pertinent info for this weekend at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 23, 2020…The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway is set to host the fourth annual “Nor*Cal Posse Shootout” this Friday and Saturday for Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars.

The Winged 360 Sprint Car portion of the event will offer a standard weekly purse of $1,500 to win/ $200 to start on Friday, while Saturday’s finale will award $2,500 to win/ $200 to start the feature. The “Nor*Cal Posse Shootout” will be separate shows both nights with the format determined by car count.

The Placerville Speedway and Russell Motorsports Inc. would like to give a special thanks to Abreu Vineyards, High Sierra Industries, Anrak Corp., Speed Shift TV, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Hoosier Tires and ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust for making this weekend possible.

Overnight camping will be allowed in the pit area however, you must be towing a race car trailer. If you have a separate camper, please contact the fairgrounds for camping availability at 530-621-5860.

Those entering the pit area this weekend will be required to sign the standard waiver/release as well as download/print and fill out the COVID-19 waiver/release. Do NOT exit your vehicle to walk up to the Pit Booth, until you reach the gate. This form needs to be downloaded, filled out, signed & dated and presented at the Temperature Screening Station by each person attending our event(s) during the pandemic. By doing it this way, we hope to expedite the process of getting through pit gate protocol. The form is available at www.placervillespeedway.com/forms

Race teams are encouraged to purchase a two-day pit pass, which allows them to present the COVID-19 form on just one night. Temperature checks will be taken each night regardless. Even if you attended the opener, everyone is required to print out the COVID form once again.

The pit area snack bar will also be open again with delicious racetrack cuisine available for teams.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the pit meeting scheduled for 4:30pm both nights and cars on track shortly after. To promote social distancing, we will be using the MyRacePass app, where teams can find the order of events, lineups and results. Please visit www.myracepass.com to claim or create your driver profile, which will also help with scoring and administration procedures.

The grandstands will be closed to spectators this weekend. Those not in attendance can check out all of the action via pay-per-view by visiting www.speedshifttv.com and purchasing your preferred VIP subscription. If you already purchased a monthly membership during the first Placerville Speedway event recently you are set for both days.

To assist with needed room in the pit area, no personal vehicles will be allowed in the pits.

The following guidelines/ requirements have been approved by the county for this weekend’s event.

Preparation:

• In order to continue keeping our county safe, please clean and disinfect all equipment prior to arrival at the facility.

• It is highly recommended that all trucks, trailers, motorhomes, personal vehicles be actively disinfected through a wipe-down process by individual attendees prior to arrival to Placerville Speedway.

Travel to:

• All team members (referred to as Participants) should travel and attend with household contacts only if possible.

Pre-Event:

• If a participant or team member is sick or displays symptoms of COVID19- STAY HOME! Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, cough, headache, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, chills or repeated shaking with chills.

• Participants should wash hands with soap and water after being in a public place, after blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing, preparing and/or consuming food.

• Participants should avoid touching their faces.

Upon arrival at Placerville Speedway:

• Participants will be required to sign the standard waiver/release as well as download/print and fill out the COVID19 waiver/release. Do NOT exit your vehicle to walk up to the Pit Booth, until you reach the gate. This form needs to be downloaded, filled out, signed & dated and presented at the Temperature Screening Station by each person attending our event(s) during the pandemic. By doing it this way, we hope to help expedite the process of getting through the pit gate protocol

• Participants will have their temperature taken at time of check in.

• All teams will pit 10’ apart

• Participants will remain in their designated pit area and will adhere to the 6’ Social Distancing requirement from other participants.

• Participants will be allowed in the spectator area to watch their respective team car when it is on the track, but will need to vacate the area when their car exits the track

• Face masks are not required in El Dorado County but are encouraged.

Event:

• Officials will communicate with Participants over the PA system.

• Line-ups and order of events can be found at the pit board or on the My Race Pass app.

Special Considerations:

• If YOU are or live with someone over the age of 65 or WITH underlying medical conditions, please consider staying home or be prepared to self quarantine upon your return.

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

 

 

Williamson Logs Laps and Gains Experience in First Trip to Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 23, 2020) - Pulling into Knoxville Raceway for the first time can be intimidating for any competitor.

Imagine being a 20-year-old driver in his first year of racing 360ci winged sprint cars like Garet Williamson. The task of trying to compete at a high level while gaining experience just got tougher.

Williamson didn't get overwhelmed last Saturday. Instead, he completed each event against a stout field and left sprint car racing hallowed ground with a respectable 14th-place finish.

"It was awesome and there is nothing really like it," Williamson said of running at Knoxville Raceway. "Obviously, we always want to get in the top 10 or top five, but for our first time there and starting deep, we did all right.

"We learned a ton. Our main reason we wanted to go there was to learn as much as we can before the Nationals to see what we needed to be better and go from there."

Driving the Bryant Paver Motorsports machine, Williamson qualified 21 st in the 33-car field. That put him on the pole for the first heat race.

It didn't take long for the Columbia, Mo., driver to adjust to conditions. Williamson was able to hold off Knoxville Raceway regular Matt Moro to take the heat race win. That locked Williamson into the 14th starting spot on the feature grid. He maintained his position and completed every lap to gain valuable track time.

"It's such a momentum deal," he said. "You talk to other drivers and take in as much as you can about what to do and what not to do. You try to be as smooth as you can and try not to make mistakes.

"Our next race there will be during the Nationals. I wish we could get back there sooner, but I'm pumped to go back."

Williamson is also excited for the upcoming week. After a little more than three months of sitting idle, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour will be back in action with races at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Thursday and at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday.

"We haven't been able to run since we ran out west, so we are itching to get out there with the national guys," Williamson said. "We got a bunch of momentum around here going into it and we need to get back in the top 10 in points.

"It's mostly California guys in the top 20 so we need the races, especially before we go back out to Washington. We need to get up in the points and see what we can do."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 14 (14).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JBC Transport Group, LLC

JBC Transport Group, LLC, is a trucking a freight brokerage company based in Warrenton, Mo. The company specializes in flatbeds, step decks, and RGNs through the lower 48 and Canada. For more information, visit http://jbctransportgroup.com/.

"They are our fuel sponsor, so they pick up the majority of our fuel getting up and down the road and that's huge for us," Williamson said. "We haven't been traveling much lately, but going back out west it's huge for us having someone pick up that bill. It's one less thing to worry about when we are picking up the tire bill and whatever other expenses we have on the road."

Williamson would also like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Royal Power Sports, Mo State Construction, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

‘Nitro Nick’ nails Port Royal feature

"Nitro Nick” Sweigart made up for a couple of early season disappointments with a dominating wire-to-wire win in the 20-lap PA Sprint Series feature Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

The Myerstown racer took advantage of drawing the pole starting position and put his A.H. Moyer/Buckwalter Trucking/Gator Truck Sales #8 in victory lane for the first time in the late-starting 2020 season. Sweigart had looked headed for victory in the season opener at Selinsgrove before engine troubles spoiled that outing, and an early race accident sidelined him last week at the Port. A third place at Selinsgrove in between was the year’s highlight before Saturday.

The win was hardly a gimme, though. Last week’s Port Royal winner, Garrett Bard, started 10th, got all the way to fourth on the opening lap, then took the runner-up spot on lap 11 and began to pressure Sweigart in lapped traffic during the caution-free race. Sweigart responded, though, and was 1.5 seconds ahead at the checkered flag. Bard’s finish gave the Wells Tannery driver two wins and two seconds in five PASS starts, plus another IMCA/RaceSaver win outside the region.

Dave Grube matched Bard’s charge, advancing from 11th starting spot to finish third, ahead of Larry McVay and Derek Hauck, but the Penns Valley Meat Market Hard Charger Award went to sixth-finishing Doug Dodson, who came all the way from 18th.

Jake Frye, Christian Rumsey, Erin Statler and Tom Carberry rounded out the top 10. Frye, whose sponsor Valley Supply also sponsored the evening’s program, was fighting for third on the final lap when he made contact with the outside wall and limped to the finish.

Devin Adams also mounted a notable charge, coming from 23rd at the start to 13th after racing from 11th to third in the B-Main.

The somewhat slick track surface required different tactics than for the previous week, and in particular, drivers had to finesse the top line. Passing was still the order of the day; Rumsey having shown that emphatically by coming from 10th to third in his heat. The season-opening Selinsgrove winner also had the fastest car in warm-ups.

With 41 PASS sprinters on hand, qualifying was intense, yet incident-free. McVay, Grube, Statler (her second heat win in two weeks) and Carberry claimed the heat races, while Jared Zionkowski won the B-Main, where 17 cars scrambled for six starting positions.

Next week PASS racers have two events scheduled. On Saturday, BAPS Motor Speedway hosts the RaceSaver sprinters for the first time in 2020. Super sportsman cars, late models and street stocks also are on the program. General admission is $15, but anyone from Hanover, Spring Grove or Gettysburg will be admitted free to the grandstands with ID. Students are $5 and kids 12 and under free. Pit passes are $30. Pits will open at 4:00 p.m. and grandstands at 5:00, with racing set to begin at 7:00.

On Sunday, PASS returns to Selinsgrove Speedway to join the 410 sprints for a special program there. Racing is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

Port Royal Speedway Results, June 20, 2020

HEAT 1 – 1. 83-Larry McVay; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4. 88D-Greg Dobrosky; 5. 69K- Kreitz; 6. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 7. 71-Josh Spicer; 8. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 9. 23M-Tom Wise; 10. 4C-Cody Hackenberry; 11. 92-Dylan Proctor (DNF).

HEAT 2 – 1. 3D-Dave Grube; 2. 56-Jake Frye; 3. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 20-Doug Dodson; 6. 56D-Peter Dance; 7. 19-Kruz Kepner; 8-25D-Dustin Young; 9. 80-Dave Wickham; 10. 10-Jake Waters (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. 2-Erin Statler; 2. 5-John Walp; 3. 2H-Derek Hauck; 4. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 5. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 6. 11X-Bob Garvey; 7. 69P-Landon Price; 8. 99A-Devin Adams; 9. 17K-Kyle Keen. DNS – 19M-Brody Adamsky

HEAT 4 – 1. 1-Tom Carberry; 2. 86-Ron Aurand; 3. 55-Dominic Melair; 4. 00-Josh Roush; 5. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 6. 23-Nathan Gramley; 7. 46-Mike Alleman; 8. 88-Fred Arnold; 9. M1-Mike Potts; 10. 53W-Jimmy White.

B-Main – 1. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 2. 23-Nathan Gramley; 3. 99A-Devin Adams; 4. 19-Kruz Kepner; 5. 69P-Landon Price; 6. 56D-Peter Dance; 7. 71-Josh Spicer; 8. 11X-Robert Garvey; 9. 46-Mike Alleman; 10. 17K-Kyle Keen; 11. 88-Fred Arnold; 12. 25D-Dustin Young; 13. 4C-Cody Hackenberry; 14. 80-Dave Wickham; 15. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 16. M1-Michael Potts; 17. 53W-Jimmy White. DNS – 23M-Tom Wise; 10-Jake Waters; 92-Dylan Proctor; 19M-Brody Adamsky.

FEATURE – 1. 8-Nick Sweigart; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 3D-Dave Grube; 4. 83-Larry McVay; 5. 2H-Derek Hauck; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 56-Jake Frye; 8. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 9. 2-Erin Statler; 10. 1-Tom Carberry; 11. 5-John Walp; 12. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 13. 99A-Devin Adams; 14. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 15. 88D-Greg Dobrosky; 16. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 17. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 18. 86-Ron Aurand; 19. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 20. 69P-Landon Price; 21. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 22. 55-Dominic Melair; 23. 00-Josh Roush; 24. 19-Kruz Kepner; 25. 23-Nathan Gramley; 26. 56D-Peter Dance. DNQ – 71-Josh Spicer; 11X-Robert Garvey; 46-Mike Alleman; 17K-Kyle Keen; 88-Fred Arnold; 25D-Dustin Young; 4C-Cody Hackenberry; 80-Dave Wickham; 83K-Kristina Pratt; M1-Michael Potts; 53W-Jimmy White; 23M-Tom Wise; 10-Jake Waters; 92-Dylan Proctor; 19M-Brody Adamsky.

 

 

The Shark Shines at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker put together quite the weekend in Northern California as he ran third with Van Lare Motorsports on Friday night at Ocean Speedway and picked up a win on Sunday night at Petaluma Speedway with Monhoff Racing.

“I am extremely grateful that Petaluma got to hold a sprint car race again,” Sean Becker said. “Monhoff and I have become a lethal combination at that track, so confidence is always high when we go there. I have to thank my kids for the awesome draw. Getting our first win of the year, having it be on Father’s Day, and being able to share it with whole family made it a very special night.”

Timing the M&M Structures/LRB backed No. 88n machine second fastest in qualifying time trials, Becker would flex his muscle in heat race competition.

Racing his way to the heat race win, Becker would earn a spot in the redraw and the four-pill placed him in the second row to start the 25-lap feature event.

On the hooked-up Petaluma Speedway surface, Becker would jump into second position on the race’s second lap where he began his pursuit of Shane Hopkins.

A lap-10 restart would be just what he needed as he powered his way into the race lead and never looked back. Leading the final 14-laps, Becker would power his way to his first win of the season.

Friday night ‘The Shark’ and Van Lare Motorsports took part in Ocean Speedway’s opening event of the 2020 season and continued their strong campaign together.

With 33 cars checking into the scenic ¼ mile bullring for action, Becker timed the Pro Aggregate/All About Fire Protection/Bianchi Farms backed entry in 10th fastest in time trials.

Racing his way to a heat race win, Becker would make his way into the Dash where his fifth place finish placed him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

On the slick surface, Becker would be on the prowl as the slick surface would soon take rubber. Running in fourth, the rubber would start to go down on the speedway and it would make passing extremely tough.

Able to steal the final spot on the podium with just two laps to go in the feature, he would hang on to the position as he picked up another podium finish with Van Lare Motorsports.

“I don’t usually get to make it out to Watsonville to often, but I am always excited when I do,” Becker said. “We got faster every time we hit the track. Unfortunately, as we were moving forward in the “A” rubber began to lay down and we were only able to salvage a decent finish.”

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 6, Top-10’s- 7

ON TAP: Becker may possibly make a return trip to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Thursday night with Van Lare Motorsports before returning to the seat of the Monhoff Racing entry Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

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

 

 

"410" SPRINTS HIGHLIGHT RETURN TO RACING IN 91ST ANNIVERSARY SEASON OPENER ON SATURDAY NIGHT; NEW INFIELD FAN ZONE TO DEBUT & ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL SOCIAL DISTANCING
By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 23, 2020 All systems are a go for Sharon Speedway to finally kickoff the 2020 season this Saturday night (June 27) with fans! The 91st anniversary season will get underway with the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars for $3,000 to-win, RUSH Sprint Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Elite Econo Mod Series on Kams Electric Night. Race time is 7 p.m. All general admission grandstand areas will be open including the front and backstretch grandstands as well as the new infield fan zone!

The infield fan zone was the major offseason project. For no additional cost, fans will have the opportunity to witness racing from the infield. Sharon will become the first track in the western Pennsylvania/eastern Ohio area to offer this unique vantage point. In addition to the grassy infield viewing area, concrete pads have been added in turn four and on the backstretch of the infield, which are perfectly suited for lawn chair viewing. An infield concession area has also been added to the already existing multiple frontstretch concessions and backstretch concession. There will be designated times throughout the program when fans will be able to cross back and forth.

"While we're certainly proud of our facility, we're always looking at ways to improve the experience for our attendees," added Willoughby. "The infield viewing is popular at a lot of tracks outside the area so we're really looking forward to being able to add this new and unique viewing option for our fans. The racing has greatly improved since the new red clay surface put down in 2017, and not only did we add to that base again, but fans will now be able to see it up close and from a vantage point that probably most have never experienced before. And little did we know that when we announced this endeavor, social distancing would become the norm in 2020."

Online advanced tickets are highly encouraged to be purchased to avoid lines and minimize in person transactions. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on 'buy tickets' at the top of the website or directly here https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com. Those that purchase tickets can skip the ticket line and proceed directly to the gate with either the printed ticket(s) or have them on your handheld devices.

Drivers that have yet to register for the 2020 season, are asked to bring the completed registration form with them. There is no fee to register in 2020. The form is available here http://www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/RegistrationFormSharon2020.pdf.

All attendees are encouraged to print out the COVID-19 waiver and bring it with them completed on their first visit to the Speedway. The waiver is posted on the website on the Drivers tab under Forms or directly here http://www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/COVID-Waiver.pdf.

The "410" Sprint Car events have been tremendous in recent years. Last year saw seven different winners in nine races with an average car count of 31+, while in 2018 there were eight different winners in eight races with an average car count of 36+. Saturday night will be the only tune-up for the July 11 and 12 All Star Circuit of Champions events.

The hot lap/group qualifying format that has been used at all "Super Series" Sprint Car events the last two years will be utilized. Two to three cars will qualify at a time only amongst their heat race group. The fastest four in each heat will be inverted with the top three redrawing plus the fastest transferring non-top three finisher if there are three heats or the top two plus the two fastest transferring non-top two finishers if there are four heats. The B main will be lined up heads up on heat race finishes. Heat and B main finish(es) will complete the 24-car starting lineup that will offer $250 to-start. Mufflers are not required.

The non-wing RUSH Sprint Car division will be beginning its third year of competition featuring the Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine, sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, spec Hoosier Tire, and RUSH Visual Methanol. Car counts grew in 2019 and averaged 18 per event at Sharon. Brian Woodhall and Andy Feil won their first career RUSH races last year. Several new competitors will be joining the field in 2020.

Sharon has been the home of the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds since the class debuted in 2014 featuring the Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine, sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, RUSH 91 gas, and spec Hoosier Tires. The class has had average car counts of 24-28 each of the last three years. Only four nights over the past four years has the count dipped below 20 cars! Kole Holden became the first repeat HTMA/Precise Racing Products Champion last season. Chas Wolbert is the division's all-time Sharon winner with 13 victories.

The Econo Mods will be under the weekly sanctioning of the Elite Series in 2020. This will be the 11th consecutive year the division has been part of the track's weekly program. The Econo Mods have averaged around 24 cars per night each of the past two seasons. There have been eight different champions in 10 years with second year racer Dustin DeMattia being the most recent in 2019.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no track point funds in 2020; however, as stated above there will be no registration fee for any division this season. Drivers are encouraged to become a member of each division's sanction to take part in their point funds.

Pits will be open throughout the afternoon with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m. The main grandstands will open one hour earlier than normal at 4 p.m. as well. Drivers meeting will be at approximately 6:00 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts at 6:15 and group qualifying for Sprints at 6:30. Heat races are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13, while senior citizens are $10. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be reserved on race night in the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on July 11-12 will be the conclusion of Ohio Speedweek for the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars competing in a full show each night for $6,000 to-win. Saturday the 11th will be the "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Premier Pallet & Recycling and will also include the BRP Modified Tour, while Sunday the 12th will be the Justin Snyder "Salute to the Troops" and will also include the RUSH Sprint Cars. Tickets are on sale https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com


Spectator & Attendee Guidelines

PRE-EVENT - notice to attendees before arrival

● HEALTH
○ If the attendee is sick or displays symptoms of COVID-19, STAY HOME.
● PERSONAL HYGIENE
○ Attendee should wash hands with soap and water every 20-minutes throughout the day.
○ Attendee should avoid touching their face. (CLEAN-COVER)
● PREPARATION
○ Tickets will be highly encouraged to be bought online in advance of race event to help eliminate lines
○ Attendee will be encouraged to use credit or debit cards at all point of sale areas
○ Attendee should bring a cloth face cover and encouraged to wear throughout the event
○ Covid-19 release forms will be required to be signed by anyone attending and we strongly encourage all the print at home and bring to help eliminate lines.
● CONSIDERATIONS
○ If you live with someone over the age of 65 or with underlying medical conditions, you should consider staying home or be prepared to self-quarantine upon your return if you become sick or show COVID-19 symptoms (CONFINE)
● TRAVEL
○ Attendee should travel and attend with household contacts if possible

EVENT EXPERIENCE

● KEY TIMES
○ 4pm: Gates Open
○ 7pm: Racing
○ ALL must exit immediately after conclusion of racing events

● ARRIVAL
○ Spectators will not be allowed to enter the facility before opening.
○ Spectators are encouraged to leave at least one (1) parking space in between ALL vehicles. There will be NO Tailgating allowed in any Parking Area (CONFINE)
○ Upon arrival into the facility you should be prepared for a COVID-19 Screening Temperature Test. Any attendee with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed into the facility.
● SOCIAL DISTANCING
○ Attendees should practice Social Distancing at ALL times. When lining up to enter the Facility, or for Tickets or Concession, Attendees should observe the pre-marked lines and signs indicating six-feet
spacing. (CONFINE)
● GROUPS
○ Attendees should NOT congregate in groups larger than ten (10) and when/if doing so they should practice Social Distancing and wear face covers. (COVER-CONFINE)
● PERSONAL HYGIENE
○ There will be hand-washing stations located throughout the Facility in addition to three floors of bathroom sinks. Attendees should wash hands with soap and water every 20 minutes.
○ Separate hand sanitizing stations are located in high traffic areas such as entrance to facility, concession stands and outside restroom facilities. ○ It is recommended that attendees should wear face coverings.
○ Attendees should avoid touching their face (CLEAN-COVER)
○ Attendees should cover all coughs and sneezing.
● ACCESSIBLE AREAS
○ Sharon Speedway has plenty of areas for spectators to watch. Three separate Grandstands on the front stretch, two separate Grandstands on the backstretch, Enclosed Suites, Giant infield area, Three cement platform areas for standing room, and pit area for competitors.
● SEATING
○ Seating is general admission in the five (5)
Grandstands.
○ Infield area is for standing and/or lawn chairs. Attendees will be encouraged to bring their own chairs in an effort to utilize other areas for viewing in addition to the grandstand
○ Attendees should sit 6 feet from other spectators unless they are household contacts (CONFINE).
● CONCESSIONS
○ All concessions will be open with social distancing signs and markings to help maintain distance.
○ All areas will have a dedicated person to clean and sanitize through the evening.
● RESTROOMS
○ Sharon Speedway has 3 levels of restrooms with over 86 individual stalls.
○ Easy to maintain social distancing with signs and markings.
○ Restrooms will have a dedicated person to clean and sanitize throughout the evening.

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.

 

 

Austin Liggett Kicks 2020 Off with Podium Run in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Unique circumstances in 2020 have delayed Austin Liggett’s 2020 racing plans, but the Tracy, CA driver was finally able to hit the dirt on Saturday night and picked up a third-place finish at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

“It was good to get back in the car and shake the rust off a little bit,” Austin Liggett said. “To open your season up on a 104-degree day is pretty rough, and I owe it to all my guys for busting their butts on a pretty grueling day.”

Taking part in Keller Auto Speedway’s Kings of Thunder Bandit Non-Wing season opening event, Liggett would get off to a quick start aboard the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/ZMAX backed No. 83 as he timed in second fastest in time trials.

On the slick surface, Liggett would look to be in midseason form in his heat race as he was able to put on quite a charge. Lining up sixth based on his qualifying time, Liggett would carve his way forward to a third-place finish and safely keep himself in the feature event inversion.

Following track prep prior to the feature event with track conditions going extremely slick, Liggett would line up in the third for the 20-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, he would keep his mount inside the Top-5 as he battled with the likes of Tyler Smith, Tristan Guardino, and Ryan Timmons.

A couple of stoppages would halt the race’s flow, but Liggett would continue to flex his muscle on this night as he worked his way into third. Getting stronger in the race’s final laps, Liggett would track down the lead duo but ran out of time during the 20-lap affair as he capped the night with a third-place finish.

“Getting back in a car for the first time since Turkey Night back in November felt really good,” Liggett said. “We had a blast, we ran well, and hopefully we can get back to it sooner than later.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, ZMAX Racing Oil, and Transport Products Unlimited for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: At this time, Liggett is unsure when his next race will be.

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

 

 

Kyle Larson’s Strong Midget Week Headlines Successful Run for KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: More and more racing continues to start taking place from coast to coast, but this past week the spotlight was on Indiana as the annual Indiana Midget Week took place, and it was a familiar name taking home a lot of hardware.

Teaming up with Tucker-Boat Motorsports for Midget Week, Kyle Larson would shine bright as he used KSE Racing Products to win 4 of the six races, and run second in the other two. By way of his near flawless week, Larson scored his first ever Indiana Midget Week Championship.

The other two USAC Midget races that Larson didn’t win also went to driver’s using KSE Racing Products making it a complete sweep as Chris Windom won at Lincoln Park Speedway, and Tanner Thorson won a thriller at Kokomo Speedway to cap the week.

The World of Outlaws were in action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN over the weekend and on Friday night Carson Short used KSE Racing Products to win his first ever tour win.

Saturday night with CBS Sports Network covering the event, it was Carson Macedo stealing the show. A late restart set up a thrilling finish, and it was Macedo using his KSE Racing Products to park the Kyle Larson Racing entry in victory lane.

The King of the West Series ran their first race of the season on Saturday night and it was Indiana’s Spencer Bayston picking up his first series win during his first series start aboard the Tarlton Motorsports entry, as Aaron Reutzel scored his first Knoxville 410 win, and shared victory lane with Jamie Ball who took 360 honors.

Matt Juhl won at the Jackson Motorplex, Anthony Macri mastered Port Royal, Freddie Rahmer parked it at Lincoln Speedway, while Jack Soderman, Jr won Lernerville. Robbie Stillwagon was a URC winner, Tim Shaffer won at Attica Raceway Park, John Carney scored at West Texas Raceway as Tim Shaffer won at ‘The Ditch”, and Tyler Drueke soared at Eagle Raceway.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Setters Captures Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Season Opener at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (June 23, 2020) - James Setters kicked off the 2020 season by visiting Victory Lane last Friday at Electric City Speedway.

Setters guided the Mike Quigley owned sprint car to the rain-shortened Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series feature victory, backing up a successful campaign that resulted in the series championship in 2019.

"It was sprinkling when we started the race," he said. "I didn't even notice it. They threw the yellow at Lap 14. Then I noticed it was raining."

Setters advanced from third to second place in a heat race to earn a spot into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 4 to line up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"I got up to second on the first lap," he said. "The guy who started on the front row outside went to the middle. I went around him and fell in behind the leader. The next lap I made the pass for the lead on the outside of turn two and dove to the bottom of turn three to take his line. From there I continued to run the top."

Once the rain picked up and the caution came out the race was deemed official with Setters named the victor since the halfway point was reached.

The team plans on returning to Electric City Speedway this Friday for another Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series race.

"We learned a little bit about setup on the cushion with our new shock package from Slade Shock Technology and we figured out that we needed to switch gears," Setters said. "Friday was a successful night."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.setters.188

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

SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Solid During Debut in 360 Sprint Car at Big Diamond Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ORANGEVILLE, Pa. (June 23, 2020) - Joey Amantea competed in his first career winged 360ci sprint car event last Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., where he brought home a 14th-place finish with the United Racing Club.

Amantea followed that up with a top-five result in wingless micro sprint competition at Greenwood Valley Action Tracks on Saturday night to finish out the two-race weekend. The top-five was his fourth of the 2020 season.

"There was a huge learning curve to getting behind the wheel of a sprint car and the night was filled with a lot of rookie mistakes," he said. "As a competitor you always want to run better, but I had reasonable expectations about what to expect and I think we met our goals."

Amantea began Friday night's sprint car event by finishing fourth in a heat race. He then lined up 10th in the feature and he was running in the 12th position when contact with another car on a restart spun him out. Amantea rejoined the tail of the field with six laps to go and was able to advance to the 14th spot at the checkered flag.

"I lost a few spots to begin the feature trying to avoid a wreck and we ended up getting involved in a wreck on a restart," he said. "We bent a torsion bar, but the car was still all right. We came back from 20 th to finish 14th and I got some great experience along the way."

Saturday marked a return to familiarity as Amantea headed to Greenwood Valley Action Tracks for wingless micro sprint action. He won his heat race from the fourth starting position, which placed him fifth on the feature starting grid.

Unfortunately, bad luck reared its head when Amantea stalled out on the second lap, sending him to the rear of the field. He was able to race his way back to the front and when the checkered flag was waved Amantea was in the fifth position.

"The car was a rocket ship all night and we just had some bad luck go our way," he said. "I think we maybe set the car up a little too tight for the A Main, but we had a heck of a battle going on there at the end and I ended up fifth."

Next up for Amantea will be three days of wingless micro sprint racing. He will begin the week on Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., followed by a trip to Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on Friday. He will then head back to Greenwood Valley Action Tracks on Saturday.

"In looking at the schedule, this might be the last time we get in the micro sprint for a little bit as we shift our focus a little bit," he said, "But I love racing in the micros and our program has been too good to start the year to not find Victory Lane. We've got three chances to do it this weekend and I'm looking forward to visiting each track."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. (Sprint Car) - Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 14 (10).

June 20 - Greenwood Valley Action Tracks in Orangeville, Pa. (Micro Sprint) - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.; Friday at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa.; and Saturday at Greenwood Valley Action Tracks in Orangeville, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com.

"JPA Masonry drives our race team," Amantea said. "Without their support I wouldn't be able to race. I'm very appreciative of all they do for me."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Scores First Top Five of the Season Leading Into ASCS National Tour Return

Inside Line Promotions - QUINCY, Mich. (June 23, 2020) - Danny Sams III earned his first top-five outing of the season last Saturday when he made his debut at Butler Motor Speedway.

Even more impressive is that the Sams LaMountain Racing driver was competing in a 410ci winged sprint car event while driving his 360ci sprint car.

"It was a good confidence boost," Sams III said. "We were up to pace with the 410s."

The night began with a wild heat race as Sams III advanced two positions early before he had to overcome a miscue and rebound to gain five more spots.

"We went from fourth to second right away and passed a couple of 410s," he said. "I bounced off the track because it was really rough. Then I came back from eighth to third in three laps."

Sams III ranked seventh in points and he narrowly missed the feature inversion, which was the top six drivers. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I drove up to sixth on the first start and then a caution came out, but we did that again on the next attempt," he said. "I eventually got up to fifth. Me and another driver were going at it for fifth on the last lap when a car spun in front of us. We split the difference and had a drag race to the finish line. I went low and he went high. We were within half a car length, but he barely got us for fourth."

The fifth-place result provides momentum as Sams III returns to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this week for the first time since March 8. He will make his debut at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Thursday and at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday.

"We've been finding more speed in our cars and have been learning more," he said. "We're hoping to take this to the ASCS National Tour to run smoother and do better. I want to get in the show right away and contend for top 10s. We feel a lot more comfortable with our cars and I feel more comfortable as a driver. We're more prepared.

"A special thanks goes to Steve and Karen LaMountain for their continued support. It means a lot."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 20 - Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Mich. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Cox Nets Ocean Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing aboard the family owned Cox Racing No. 31c machine on Friday night, Justyn Cox would travel to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and pocket an eighth-place finish during the track’s season opening event.

“Friday night was okay for us,” Justyn Cox said. “We tried some different things on our car early in the night and it set us back in qualifying a little bit and we had to dig ourselves out of a bit of a hole.”

Just narrowly missing out on the heat race inversion, Cox would time the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Michael David Winery backed No. 31c machine in 17th fastest in time trials.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the Clarksburg, CA pilot would pick up one important position in his heat race, as his fourth-place finish would transfer him directly into the 30-lap feature event.

On a very slick Ocean Speedway surface, patches of rubber would start to go down early in the race and rubber would continue to go down more predominantly as the laps clicked off.

From his 16th starting position, Cox would get what he could early as he worked his way towards the Top-10. Jumping into 10th by the sixth lap, Cox would continue to run there as passing would come to halt.

Just passed the halfway point, the Cox would jump up into eighth. Staying in the rubber, Cox would run a patient final 14 laps as he looked for any opening to gain more track position.

Unable to grab any more spots, Cox would cap his Friday night off with an eighth-place finish.

“Unfortunately, it took rubber pretty early, and really made it hard to pass,” Cox said. “I thought our car felt really good, we just put ourselves in a bad spot for the rest of the night with our time trial.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Richmond Engines for their support in 2020!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Cox is back in action this Friday and Saturday night in Placerville, CA with C&M Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Dover Produces Eighth Straight Top Five for Third Year in a Row

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 23, 2020) - Jack Dover hustled to his eighth consecutive top-five finish to start the season last Friday at Jackson Motorplex.

Dover, who drove for Rick and Chris Bowers for the first time this year, picked up a fourth-place result during the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports event.

It marked his eighth straight top five, which is a feat Dover has accomplished each of the last three years. Dover's streak of top fives is his best since recording 13 in a row during the summer of 2015.

"My main goal was to keep the top fives alive," he said. "Our worst finish this year in eight races is fourth. It's a great start to the season and I think we'll keep building from there."

The night began on a rough note.

"We missed hot laps because the car came out of gear," he said. "We fixed it before qualifying, but we didn't have a chance to watch the track to see what it was doing. We winged it in qualifying."

Dover qualified 13th quickest out of the 34 drivers, which put him on a pole of a heat race. He won that to lock into the main event.

"We got a feel for the track in time trials and adjusted the car," he said. "We were pretty good in the heat race. All night long the track was around the bottom because they had a lot of rain the night before.

"Come feature-time we started seventh and got up to fifth right away on the first lap. We battled with Carson McCarl the rest of the race for fourth place. I got by him with seven or eight laps to go. Eric Lutz had some distance on us and we were able to reel him in, but with the bottom being the best groove there wasn't an opportunity to pass and we finished fourth."

Dover will return to his sprint car for a pair of Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints races this Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa.

"I'm pretty excited," he said. "We've won a lot of races at I-80. I feel confident from our past there and with the way our season is going. We've been to Shelby County once and we finished second there last year. That gives me confidence going back this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carpet Land

Carpet Land has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years and has two convenient locations in Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb. Carpet Land's goal is to provide the largest selection of in-stock flooring at discounted prices for its customers. Along with Nebraska's largest in-stock carpet inventory, the company also carries large amounts of vinyl, tile, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, area rugs and room size remnants. For more information, visit http://www.CarpetLandonline.com .

"We are really excited to have Carpet Land back as part of our team," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot this year."

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

 

 

Crouch Joining Keith Kunz Motorsports for POWRi National Midget Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (June 23, 2020) - Brenham Crouch is ready to take another step forward in his progression behind the wheel of a midget this weekend.

Crouch will drive for Keith Kunz Motorsports this Friday at Charleston Speedway in Charleston, Ill., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., during a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League doubleheader. It will mark his debut at both tracks.

"I'm beginning to feel more comfortable in the car," Crouch said. "I need to focus on hitting my marks and being a little more aggressive. It'll come with seat time."

Crouch is coming off his career-best midget result of 15th during a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League race at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on June 13.

"I've always learned fast and I'm a visual learner," he said. "A lot of it comes with watching other people. I'll try to get behind a fast driver in hot laps and watch them. It took me a while to get used to the car. Now I have the confidence to push the car harder."

Crouch, who has five career starts in a midget, said he wants to continue to build confidence and momentum this weekend.

"My main goal is to make the main events and move forward," he said. "If we could get a top 10 out of this weekend that'd be the ultimate goal."

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Charleston Speedway in Charleston, Ill., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Keizer Aluminum Wheels has provided custom aluminum racing wheels for any type of racing application for several decades. For more information, visit http://www.KeizerWheels.com.

"Wade is great and always gets us what we need when we need it," Crouch said. "We're very happy with their products and the support from those guys."

Crouch would also like to thank Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Wilson Wrecker Service, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Simpson Race Products, Bell Helmets, Driven Performance, Driven Midwest, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Carney II Wins for Third Straight Weekend as Return to ASCS National Tour Action Nears

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (June 23, 2020) - John Carney II has momentum on his side heading into a return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this week.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade and Danny Sander Construction backed sprint car driver has won a 305ci winged sprint car race while driving for Scott Brown each of the last three weekends, capped with a triumph last Friday at West Texas Raceway.

"We were up until four in the morning putting the car together and we rolled out with a new Helix chassis," he said. "There were some bugs that needed to be worked out so we finished fourth in the heat. I lined up fourth in the feature and the guy on the outside of the front row spun out so we moved up a row. The track was slick, which is what I like, and we led the whole thing.

"It definitely helps confidence and building momentum to be winning races. I'm really looking forward to this weekend and having a good time."

Carney II returns to his sprint car this week for a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races - the first since March 8. It begins on Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., before the action shifts to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday.

"We're having to borrow a trailer to run this week so I'm hoping to have everything I need transferred over so we can leave tomorrow," he said. "It will be my debut at Caney Valley Speedway. I've been to I-30 Speedway I don't know how many times. I've always had good speed, but the weirdest things happen there during the Short Track Nationals. I've been leading heat races and qualifiers and had parts break. Finally the last two times I've been it's been pretty good. Last year I ran second on the prelim and then ran third on the final night so I'm really looking forward to going back."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 3 wins, 6 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Danny Sander Construction

Danny Sander Construction specializes in underground utility work. The company, which is based in El Paso, Texas, has been a locally owned and family run business for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.DannySander.com.

"I've been friends with the Sander Family for 25 years," Carney II said. "We raced against each other and have been great friends for a long time. When I started the team three years ago he was one of the first people who wanted to help. It's been a lot of fun."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Records Best Qualifying Result and Second-Best Feature Finish of Season

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (June 23, 2020) - Mason Daniel earned his second-best result of the season last Saturday during the final night of a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Tri-State Speedway.

The improvement was noticeable during his second trip to the tricky track. Daniel made his debut at the oval last year and he made big gains from the opener to the finale last weekend.

"Learning how to run that track and run that surface is key," he said. "It's tricky because it has wood chips, which hold a lot of moisture. But it's the same track for everybody. The car was good both nights. I did better the second night compared to the first."

Daniel improved his qualifying, heat race and feature results from Friday to Saturday. The finale began with a season-best qualifying run of 10 th place.

"Qualifying is everything," he said. "We've been working on it. We had a good qualifying night and that makes it a lot easier the rest of the night. I wasn't where I needed to be on the track in the heat race and that set us back. We were the best in the Last Chance Showdown when the track was against the wall. I felt more comfortable then."

Daniel placed sixth in a heat race before he won the Last Chance Showdown to lock into the main event. He lined up on the inside of the 11 th row and battled around that position for the 40-lap feature before ending 20th.

"It's hard when you start that far back on a short track like that," he said. "The leaders are going into turn one when you're in turn four on the start. With no air it makes it tough. We just tried to run all the laps and focus on building on each lap. I felt good and the car came out in one piece so it was a good night."

Next up for Daniel is the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals this Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the World of Outlaws.

"I really like Jackson," he said. "It's a good track and I'm excited to get back up there. We ran some 410 stuff there last year and had some good runs. We learned a lot when we raced there last month, too. We'll start back with that and hopefully we will qualify well again, which would set us up for a successful night.

"My guys, Garrett and Dalton, have been working hard every night and that helps to know that everything is spot on."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 9 (7).

June 20 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 20 (21).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Valley Pacific

Valley Pacific has supplied high-quality, competitively priced fuels and lubricants throughout California since 1947. For more information, visit http://www.VPPS.net.

"Every step of the way from micros to midgets to sprint cars they've helped us," Daniel said. "We're grateful to have a long-term relationship with everyone at Valley Pacific."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, Dillon Risk Management, BTC Bank, Extreme Brand Products, Razzle Dazzle, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.


 

Henderson Garners Top-10 Finish During Weekly Knoxville Competition

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 23, 2020) - Justin Henderson led Mike Sandvig Racing to a ninth-place outing during weekly competition at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday night.

It marked the second top 10 of the season for the team and moved Henderson into sixth place in the Knoxville Raceway championship standings after two events.

"We worked at it all night trying to get the car dialed in, but just never quite got there," he said. "We have to figure out how to be better in dirty air and if we can we'll have the speed we need to run up front consistently."

Saturday night began in time trials as Henderson laid down a lap of 15.980 seconds, good enough for sixth quickest out of 22 cars in attendance. Henderson lined up fifth in a heat race and he advanced two positions to place third, locking the team into the main event.

"We have not really been too good all year in time trials so to be sixth quick felt good," he said. "We made a few changes after the heat to see if we could be a little more consistent."

An eight-car inversion started Henderson on the inside of the third row in the feature and he struggled on the initial start at the bottom of the track. With the feature going caution free and the front runners setting a quick pace, Henderson never could make up any ground as he hung on for a ninth-place result.

"I ran seventh almost the entire the race as the leaders were gone at the drop of the green," he said. "We have to figure out something about our late-race program as we just seem to lose speed toward the end of the night."

Henderson and Sandvig will next head to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., this Thursday through Saturday for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Henderson competed at the track Friday night in his own 360ci sprint car and he advanced from 24th to finish sixth in the feature. With his car using the same equipment as the Sandvig Racing 410ci sprint car, Henderson believes he learned a lot that he can hopefully utilize for the upcoming weekend's competition.

"We did a bar change at the end of the night and my car was like night and day in terms of better," he said. "I think we'll start off there in Mike's car and hopefully we hit on something that will pay off this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 9 (5).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eszlinger Electric

Eszlinger Electric, founded in 1984, provides residential electrical services in the Sioux Falls, S.D. area. They offer free estimates, accept credit cards and are a licensed, bonded and insured company. To find out more information, call 605-271-8488 or 605-941-5087.

"Eszlinger Electric has been a great friend of the team and we're grateful for their support for the past two seasons," Team Owner Mike Sandvig said. "We could not do this without supporters like them and I'm glad to have them apart of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Boji Custom Metal Works, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Blud Lubricants, GRP Motorsports and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

"Deuces are Wild" as POWRi Leagues Unite at Charleston Speedway

Belleville, IL. (06/22/2020) Friday, June 26th, Charleston Speedway in Charleston, Illinois will host "Deuces are Wild" as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League rev-up the racing excitement.

With $2000 to the winner and $200 to all feature starters. Also running that night for the spectator's enjoyment will be the always exciting "Charleston Limited Late Models" setting the stage for multiple classes of speed.

To purchase tickets in advance for this one-of-a-kind show visit: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1210614&store=11903. Online ticket sales will stop at 8 am on race-day with remaining tickets available at the front gate.

Pits open at 2pm Saturday with driver's registration scheduled between 3-5:30pm. Drivers meeting at 5:45pm, engine heat 6pm. Hot-Laps start at 6:30pm with racing to follow. Front Gates for spectators will open 4pm.

While the points battle for this year is already in to play, this weekend will be crucial for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League drivers who will be trying to capitalize and clinch the 2020 championship. Current point leader, with 1170 points, Jake Neuman finished 3rd in championship points last year and will be attending this weekend's race in hopes of extending his overall points lead. Cannon McIntosh is 60 points behind Neuman, and is on a hot streak this year, he has won two of the last seven POWRi races he has attended along with five top-fives. McIntosh is ready to take on Charleston Speedway for his first time this weekend, along with Haubstadt. Charleston Speedway is going to be a new track to a lot of our drivers.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League's championship quest continues to heat up with five features in the history-books for the 2020 season. Currently, defending champion #91 Riley Kreisel, from Warsaw, MO. appears to have momentum, separating himself from the field with back-to-back feature victories and gaining the top spot in the season standings. Jack Wagner #77 of Lone Jack, MO., stays close to the top of the leaderboard, only twenty points back from Kreisel. Wagner has proven consistency with two straight runner-up placings and continually running within the top-ten. Race-one winner and Auburn, IL. Resident, Mario Clouser #6 rounds out the podium placement for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, heading into a two-day point weekend of racing.

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POWRi is currently working on revising July and August events with updates upcoming. Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

POWRi Leagues Head to Haubstadt for "The Class Track Mania"

Belleville, IL. (06/22/2020) One of the most physically demanding and technical tracks the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League attends and track that brings in the most fans with high flying racing, Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana will host an open-wheel spectacle with "The Class Track Mania".

With drivers rolling the bottom along the infield tires and others taking to the razor-thin cushion up top, side-by-side action is prevalent at the high-banked Tri-State Speedway always thrills. Saturday, June 27 the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League as well as the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will head to Indiana with a visit to "The Class Track" Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League co-sanctioned with MSCS Sprints will battle for the $5,000 winning payday, with top-tier talents from all over the traditional sprint car world trying to take home the heavy payload. In the lone appearance at Tri-State Speedway for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League back in 2018, it was CJ Leary earning the win. With four various drivers in five POWRi WAR events claiming feature victories in 2020, will a different driver check into victory lane at the Class Track or will a familiar face rise to the occasion?

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League has not visited Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana since 2014 when Darren Hagen took home the last Hut Hundred win in a co-sanctioned event with USAC. Find out Saturday, June 27th to see who can conquer the unusual track and on to victory lane.

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Saturday, June 27th, The Class Track Mania, MSCS /POWRi WAR Sprints plus POWRi Midgets. Adults $25, Students (13-18) $20, ages 12 & under Free. Limited tickets available in the east and west side grandstands - to pre-order call 812-768-6025. Times: Pits open at 2 pm with grandstands opening at 4:30, Driver's Registration 3-5:30. Engine Heat at 6, Hot-Laps at 6:30, races to follow. Sponsored by J Wilderman Autoplex & Patriot Automotive. For more information on Tri-State Speedway visit online at https://www.tristatespeedway.com/ or on all social media @TSS_Haubstadt

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

 

 

Blake Hahn Ready For Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Return This Weekend

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (June 23, 2020) While Blake Hahn has been able to get behind the wheel several times as tracks begin to open across the United States, the driver of the DriveWFX.com No. 52 is ready to get back on tour with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network this week.

In action at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. on Thursday, June 25, the second stop on the weekend lands the team at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, June 27.
"I'm looking forward to this weekend. We're going to two tracks that I enjoy racing at, especially I-30 Speedway. That's hands down one of my favorite places to race," explained Hahn.
Able to get some laps in since the world went into lockdown over COVID-19 in both Sprint Car and Midget competition, Hahn has used his time to test and tune, and in doing so, revealed an issue with the car he'd been running to start the National Tour.
"The time off the tour ended up being a big help because we figured out the car was bound up, even though everything squared and was free. Once we got the other car built after Park Jefferson, I felt like we had the right package again, and getting to run some of the 410 shows this month showed us some different things we can do setup wise."
Going into rounds five and six on the 2020 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports lineup of events, Hahn currently sits fourth in tour standings. A career-best runner-up at the close of the 2019 season, Hahn is determined to clinch his first career National Tour Championship.
"We were close last year, so we know we have what it takes to be a championship-winning team. We just need to put everything together and not make mistakes. That's what hurt us last year, and with the group, we race with, you don't get many chances to make up ground."
Thursday, June 25 at Caney Valley Speedway opens at 5:00 P.M. with racing getting underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT). Admission is $20 for adults and Kids 12 and under get into the grandstand for free. Caney Valley Speedway is located at CR 1300 in Caney, Kan. More info on the Speedway can be found at http://www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net or by calling Terry Mattox at (918) 417-0624.
Opening at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 27, the action at I-30 Speedway is slated to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT) and includes IMCA Modifieds, Dixon Road U-Pull-It Factory Stocks, NOW600 Micros, and, Mod-Lites. The event is co-sanctioned with the ASCS Mid-South Region. Admission is $20 for adults with Kids 12 and under free thanks to Camron's Upholstery. I-30 Speedway is located on the I-30 Frontage Road, eastbound at Exit 126. More information on the Speedway can be found at https://www.i-30speedway.com or by calling (501) 455-4567.
Live coverage is available for those who cannot make the trip on http://www.racinboys.com.
The 2020 season is Blake Hahn's 18th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 24; Wins -1; Top 5 - 5; Top 10 - 6; Top 20 - 16;
Coming Up:
June 25, 2020 - Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, Kan.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
June 27, 2020 - I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
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Brian Brown Entering AGCO Jackson Nationals on Heels of Podium at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 22, 2020) - Brian Brown garnered his third podium finish of the season last Saturday during a weekly show at Knoxville Raceway.

June 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 2 (8).

"It was a pretty good night," Brown said. "We did everything but win the feature, which was the one that paid the most money. We set quick time during qualifying and won our heat race sixth. We got going pretty decent in the feature. I got pinned behind some cars and (Aaron Reutzel) got too far out. The lanes were blocked for me a couple of times. A couple of laps my times were two seconds off the pace because there was no place to go. At one point I think he was six seconds ahead and we shortened it to three and a half seconds by the finish. I think we were as good toward the end. He just did a better job early of getting through there.

"My car hasn't felt like I have in the past, but every week that goes by it feels more like my car. That's a good sign."

UP NEXT - Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"It's a place we've ran well before," Brown said. "We have been off the last couple of times we've been there. Me, Chad, Nate and dad have been through our notes. It's a big track, but it races small sometimes. I'm looking forward to getting back up there. I'm looking for a huge crowd for a great event at one of the premier facilities in the country."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

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Kerry Madsen Showing Strength Heading Into AGCO Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (June 22, 2020) - Kerry Madsen is riding momentum and confidence entering the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

The Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports driver has recorded six straight top-10 finishes with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heading into the crown jewel event at Jackson Motorplex this Thursday through Saturday.

"I'm confident and I think we can run well," he said. "It'd be nice to put it on the podium at the boss's track. I feel like we have some confidence within the team. We're getting to know each other and the car, which is showing. We've been aiming to get the consistency. Then it's working on the little things and hopefully that will transition to the next level."

Madsen scored a pair of top 10s with the World of Outlaws last weekend at Tri-State Speedway.

The two-day event began on Friday with Madsen setting quick time during qualifying.

"Qualifying went well and then we were in the first heat race," he said. "It was really greasy and unfortunately we ran third. That put us starting ninth in the feature. We lost a spot early in the grease and then a couple more spots, but we were better in the later stage and got back up to ninth."

The weekend concluded on Saturday. Madsen qualified fifth quickest to start the program.

"We qualified well for when we went out," he said. "We won the heat and were pretty good in the dash."

A heat race victory put Madsen into the dash. He then gained a position to finish fifth, which lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We were running fifth and got a bad restart," he said. "We gave up some spots and had to battle back to end eighth. Just like on Friday we were really good toward the end, but it was too little too late."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 9 (9).

June 20 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 8 (5).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Blake Carrick Breaks Through For First Career Sprint Car Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Flirting with his first career win last Sunday night at Marysville Raceway, Blake Carrick would not be denied on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA as he parked in victory lane.

“It feels great to finally get the job done, and get a win for this team,” Blake Carrick said. “My parents, and a lot of great partners do a ton for us, and I am happy to finally get this one out of the way.”

Taking part in Ocean Speedway’s season opener, Carrick got his night started by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed entry in 13th fastest in time trials as he raced against the clock with brake issues.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA product would get the jump and never look back. Racing his way to the win, Carrick stamped his ticket into the Dash where the seven-pill put him in the fourth row.

On a slick Ocean Speedway with a tricky cushion built up, Carrick would show his patience as he worked the bottom groove, and methodically worked his way up to a second-place finish, which put him on the front row of the feature event.

Racing side by side with Montgomery for the first lap, Carrick would get the edge at the flag stand as he officially led lap one. Out in front, Carrick would do a great job as traffic would come into play.

Not flinching, Carrick would continue to hit his marks for all 30-laps as he would go on to pick up the win and score his first ever winged 360 feature event win.

Needing to put Friday’s success away quickly, Carrick would drop the 410ci engine in and make his way to Hanford, CA for Saturday night’s KWS season opener event at Keller Auto Speedway.

Against a loaded field of 29 cars, Carrick timed in 22nd fastest, and put himself in a bit of an early hole.

Racing to a fifth-place finish in his heat, Carrick moved into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 20th starting position. On a tricky surface that was extremely slick due to central valley summer temps, Carrick would again work his way forward methodically.

Able to work his way into the Top-10, Carrick capped the night with a great charge and took the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

“The guys have really been on their game and have given me a really good car every night out this year, and it has been fun,” Carrick said. “To finally win, and then to back it up with a pretty good hard charge with KWS is good, and we will try to keep it rolling this week.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be in action on Wednesday night at Marysville Raceway, before making the trip to Placerville Speedway Friday and Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-8

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

 

 

Hopkins Lands on Petaluma Speedway Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Building off of a Top-5 at Marysville Raceway on June 14th, Shane Hopkins bettered himself on Sunday night at Petaluma Speedway and finished third behind Sean Becker and Andy Forsberg.

“Petaluma has been one of those places that I have been pretty fast at early in the night, and ended up having pretty bad luck, so to lead laps, and run third to Becker and Forsberg is a pretty good night for our team,” Shane Hopkins said.

With the track hosting its first winged sprint car race of the season, Hopkins would spend Father’s Day with his dad at the track. Timing the High Sierra Industries/Interstate Oil Company/C&H Motor Parts backed No. 21 machine in seventh fastest in time trials, the Placerville, CA driver would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Pulling the one pill in the redraw, Hopkins would lead the field to green on the hooked-up Petaluma Speedway ‘Gumbo’. Looking strong out front, Hopkins would lead the way for the first 10-laps before Sean Becker used a restart to wrestle the lead away from him.

Running in second, Hopkins would then feel pressure from Andy Forsberg, before falling back to third on the 14th circuit.

Trailing two of the winningest non-regulars at Petaluma Speedway, Hopkins would keep pace with them as traffic would seemingly be the only way to slow the leaders.

With a light car count on hand, traffic would ultimately be non-existent, and Hopkins would cap his night off with a third-place finish.

“It was a little different than I’m used to, but I was pleased with the decisions that we made,” Hopkins said. “Looking forward to getting a few races in this week and hoping we can continue this trend.”

Hopkins would like to thank High Sierra Industries, Interstate Oil Company, C&H Motor Parts, ARP, ADCO, Anrak, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, Capitol ACE Hardware, King’s Meats, LRB, Gary Morgan Graphics, Jake Morgan Racing, Johnson Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Image Salon and Spa, PT Shocks, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kyle Johnson Racing, and Petersen Media for their support in 2020.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-7, Wins-1, Top-5’s-3, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP- Hopkins will be in action on Wednesday night in Marysville, CA before a two-day show at Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

 

 

Carrick 6th in Final Midget Week Standings

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in his first Indiana Midget Week with Petry Motorsports, Tanner Carrick would wind up sixth in the final standings despite suffering a mechanical failure at the start of Sunday night’s finale.

“I was really happy with our week and felt like we got better and better each night,” Tanner Carrick said. “We were all kind of bummed to have a part failure at the start of the feature on Sunday, but that was really the only blemish of the week.”

Kicking the grueling week off in Paragon, IN, Carrick would get off to a nice start as he picked up a sixth-place finish in the Arai/K1Race Gear/Mobil1 backed No. 35 mount.

Heading to Gas City I-69 Speedway, Carrick would time in sixth fastest which lined him up in the second row of the feature. Losing a few spots in the ‘A’, Carrick would keep his entry in the Top-10 as he took his ninth-place finish and readied himself for two nights at Lincoln Park Speedway, a track that traditionally has not been nice to him.

Timing in 16th fastest the first night t LPS, Carrick would run third in his heat race. Lining up 17th in the feature, the Lincoln, CA driver picked up a 13th place finish in the ‘A” and would look to improve during the return visit.

Friday night saw the Lincoln, CA driver get off to a better start as he timed in eighth fastest in time trials before working his way to a second-place finish in his heat.

Lining up ninth in the ‘A’, Carrick would do a great job of working his way forward as he picked up a very strong finish as he took the checkered flag in fifth, setting himself up for the final two nights of the week.

Getting Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway opened up by timing in 16th in time trials, the former series Rookie of the Year finished third in his heat race before another impressive charge in the feature culminated with a 10th place finish.

One of the most anticipated stops of the week comes during the finale as the series invades the vastly popular Kokomo Speedway on Sunday night.

Timing in 10th fastest in time trials, Carrick would flex some muscle in heat race action as he used a last lap pass to score the win.

Moving into the feature, a part failure as the green flag dropped knocked him out of competition, and he would find himself sixth in the final point standings.

“It is a hard week for everyone, and I have to thank the Petry Motorsports guys for all of their hard work,” Carrick added. “Also a big thanks to all of our partners who support our efforts.”

Tanner Carrick at Petry Motorsports would like to thank Arai, K1 Race Gear, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, ZMax, DR Horton, Toyota TRD, CVC, Cemex, BK Titanium, Interstate Oil Company, Emerald, and Harris & Sloan for their support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-17, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Carrick will now head back to CA as he reunites with his family sprint car team. He will be in action on Wednesday night at Marysville Raceway before two nights at Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

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

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Swanson Uses a V6

To Beat the V8s at Lucas Oil Raceway

BROWNSBURG, Ind., June 22 — It was sort of like David versus Goliath.

Nolen Racing’s Kody Swanson drove the only V6-powered car in the field to victory Saturday night in the inaugural Indy Summer Nationals for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro on the 0.686-mile asphalt oval at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.

And it had a made-for-the-movies finish.

Since the coronavirus postponed the start of the 2020 season, it was the team’s first race since the death of its founder, Gene Nolen of Greenwood, Ind., on April 8, and he dearly loved his Tranter-prepared Chevrolet V6 engines. The Whiteland, Ind.-based team, now led by Nolen’s son, Greg, is racing this year in his memory.

And Gene would have loved both the challenge and the outcome.

The No. 22A of Bobby Santos III of Franklin, Mass., who is often Swanson’s key rival, was a few milliseconds faster than Swanson’s yellow No. 4 in every session of the two-day show. Saturday’s 30-lap feature ended up being a battle of two titans, as each sought for the fastest line around the track in their particular car, and each had its strong points. Strategy definitely was important.

The top four of the 26 starters were inverted for the start, so Swanson, of Zionsville, Ind., started third and Santos fourth. Swanson thought it would be better to make his rivals pass him if possible, and he was able to charge under the two drivers ahead of him and take the lead going into Turn 1 on the first lap.

Santos was right behind him by lap two, and he stayed about 0.2 of a second behind Swanson for the first 13 laps. Swanson and Santos both set their fastest laps of the race on lap four, with Santos clocked in 21.532 seconds and Swanson 0.060 slower in 21.592.

They were already lapping the back of the field by lap seven.

Swanson’s skilled handling of lapped traffic allowed him to extend his lead to 0.412 of a second by lap 14, 0.678 of a second by lap 15, and 0.972 of a second by lap 16. He put a whole second between he and Santos on lap 17, 1.328 seconds to be exact, only to lose that advantage immediately when a yellow waved with 17 laps complete after Nick Hamilton and Caleb Armstrong crashed in Turn 2. They were both surveying the damage to their cars when the polesitter, Russ Gamester, who had been third, pitted with mechanical difficulties.

The restart was double file, and Swanson chose the inside groove. Santos went around him on the frontstretch for the lead on the restart, although Swanson was able to keep close. He was just 0.256 behind Santos on lap 20, with 10 laps remaining.

The pair was side by side on lap 22, and Swanson was only 0.097 behind Santos on lap 23. Swanson’s hard work paid off once again when he was able to take the lead working lap 24 in Turn 2, but again it was all for naught when the driver who was tenth, Ronnie Wuerdeman, spun to bring out a second yellow flag and Swanson had to give the position back. Before another lap could be recorded there was a third yellow when Bobby Komasarski spun on the backstretch.

The delay built the anticipation up even more.

This time the restart was single file. Santos was 0.090 of a second ahead of Swanson when lap 24 was finally completed. Swanson kept the pressure up, and on lap 26 he took the lead once again, this time getting under Santos in Turn 2. Remarkably he was able to not only stretch that to over a second by lap 29, he had a 1.859-second margin of victory over Santos at the checkered. Kyle O’Gara, Tyler Roahrig and Chris Neuenschwander rounded out the top five.

“This win is for Gene,” Swanson said in victory lane. “Gene loved these V6s. This team is like the little engine that could. They said, “I think we can win.’ And we did! I want to thank Bobby Santos for being a good competitor and running me so clean. I ran him really hard, but I really wanted this one. We raced hard but we didn’t touch.

“This team never quits,” he continued. “I didn’t know how this was going to turn out, but I didn’t have any doubt about this team, because they don’t give up! We made changes after every session just trying our best to get the car as good as possible. I’m just so glad we were able to get a victory for Gene; we all miss him very much. I know he would have loved this one!”

The race was broadcast live on MustSeeRacing.TV.

Earlier in the day Swanson won the second sprint heat. He started sixth in the eight-lap race, but he was fourth by the end of lap one, third by the end of lap two, and second by the end of lap three. He took the lead by slipping under Nick Hamilton in Turn 3 on lap four, right before a yellow waved when Bobby Komasarski did a 360-degree spin and continued. Swanson set the fastest lap of anyone in the race on lap seven with a time of 22.073 seconds, and he had a 2.740-second margin of victory over Hamilton at the checkered.

In qualifying he placed second to Santos with a lap in 21.501 seconds, just 0.300 off Santos’s best lap. Billy Wease was third fastest with a 21.612.

For more information see NolenRacing.com and follow it on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Howard Moore Surges to Podium Finish in Greg Hodnett Memorial Lucas Oil ASCS Stop at I-30 Speedway Next on Tap

Memphis, Tennessee (06/22/20) – Starting deep in the field, Howard Moore piloted the Rains Motorsports / CP Carrillo No. 3 High Performance Lubricants Sprint Car to a podium finish on Saturday night during the second annual Greg Hodnett Memorial at Clayton Allen’s Riverside International Speedway.

Twenty-seven Sprint Cars entered the $2,700-to-win event, which honored the late Greg Hodnett. Heat race action found Howard started seventh. Unfortunately, he was only able to manage a fifth-place finish, which pinned him deep in the starting grid for the feature.

After starting 14th in the caution-laden finale, Moore clawed his way to a third-place finish behind Tim Crawley and Dale Howard.

“The night started a little slower than we would’ve liked, but we ended up with a great run in the feature. We had a great time with family, friends, and fans. I appreciate all of the fans support of the racetracks and teams. It’s more important than ever,” Moore commented. “I especially enjoyed everyone that came by my trailer and getting to talk to all of you. This Saturday, I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of great friends at I-30 Speedway.”

Full results from the event are available at www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

This Saturday, June 27 the team will invade Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway for a Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) event.

For more information on the event, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors including Stinson’s Industrial, Mr. Mike Ward, Mr. Chris Chappue, Mr. Ricky Holder, Senter Farms, Mr. Gary Wright, Engler Machine and Tool, Pro Lite Performance, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, CP Carrillo, Felpro, Auto Meter, All-Star Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Spankys Hot Rods,, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mr. David Berryman, Mr. Roy Young, Lightning Wings, HRP, Momentum Racing Suspensions, McCarver Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Mr. Mike Bellows, my friends, KDN Promotions, Ethan Barrow, Swindell Bleeders, Mr. Charlie Davidson and Mr. Daryl Scoggins of DGS Motorsports, Xtreme Race Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

Ben Shelton, Owner

MSR Mafia Marketing Services – www.MSRmafia.com

Midsouth Racing Scene – www.MidSouthRacing.com

 

 

Robert Ballou Preps for PA Speedweek with Stop at Port Royal

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to reacclimate himself to a winged car in 2020 by competing with the PA Posse, Robert Ballou got one final pre Speedweek test session in on Saturday night as he visited Port Royal Speedway.

“We continue to work at it, and I am continuing to get comfortable with Don Ott,” Robert Ballou said. “We struggled early in the night, got it really good for the ‘B’, then missed it in the ‘A’, but we were able to learn from it.”

Checking in at ‘The Speed Palace’ on Saturday following Friday rain at Williams Grove, Ballou would pick up a seventh-place finish in heat race action as he would be forced into the ‘B’.

Making some wholesale changes following heat race competition, Ballou would have a very comfortable car underneath him in the semi, and it showed as he went on to pick up the win going away and punched his ticket into the feature event.

Continuing to fine tune the Abreu Vineyards/Don Ott Racing Engines/JE Pistons backed No. 12 machine, Ballou admitted they went a little too far and it made things tricky in the feature event.

On the slick surface, Ballou would struggle to make grip as he spent much of the race in the back of the pack. Staying at it and getting more seat time heading into upcoming PA Speedweek, Ballou would finish 23rd.

“I am looking forward to this upcoming stretch,” Ballou said. “I think it will be good for our team to race a lot and get really acclimated with each other. It’ll be tough, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

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

ON TAP: Ballou is now set for PA Speedweek. The schedule is as follows.

Friday- Williams Grove

Saturday- Lincoln Speedway

Sunday- Selinsgrove Speedway

Monday- Lincoln Speedway

Tuesday- Grandview Speedway

Wednesday- Port Royal Speedway

Thursday- Hagerstown Speedway

Friday- Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday- Port Royal Speedway

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 7, Wins- 0 Top 5’s- 2, Top-10’s- 3

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

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Airing Two Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Events This Week

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 22, 2020) - The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour returns this week following a three-month hiatus because of COVID-19.

The series ventures to Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Thursday for the first series race since March 8 before visiting I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday.

RacinBoys All Access members can watch all of the action from both nights from hot laps to the Victory Lane interviews. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

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

RacinBoys All Access members will also be able to listen to live audio of the POWRi Lucas Oil United Rebel Sprint Series event at Thomas County Speedway in Colby, Kan., and the weekly program featuring sprint cars, modifieds and stock cars at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Saturday.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast resumes on Saturday night.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country.

Featured action this Saturday includes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn.; the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.; and ASCS regional competition at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., and at Aztec Speedway in Aztec, N.M.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Sprint Cars and Midgets Invade Skagit Speedway This Thursday for Thursday Night Thunder Event Airing Online

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 22, 2020) - Round 4 of Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation is set for this Thursday at Skagit Speedway.

The bullring has hosted a trio of epic nights thus far with the common theme being a stellar race in the Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars division. Funtime Promotions has added that class to the existing program of Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars and Northwest Focus Midgets for the race this Thursday evening thanks to additional support from the Rayce Rudeen Foundation as well as Jim and Therise Kirkham of K Pro Auto Inc.

Skagit Speedway continues to abide by state regulations in place because of COVID-19 so the event is participant only. However, a live video stream at http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV will air the race from hot laps through the checkered flag on the final event.

The price for the Pay-Per-View is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

Colton Heath has been in the mix to win each of the three Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars main events this season. Eric Fisher topped him by 0.061 of a second on June 4 and Brock Lemley nipped Heath by 0.048 of a second on June 11. Heath broke through last Thursday by edging Trey Starks for the triumph by 0.471 of a second.

Bill Rude won the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars feature and Evan Margeson claimed the Northwest Focus Midgets race on June 11 during the lone race for each division this season.

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) this Thursday with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

UP NEXT -

Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation featuring Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars and Northwest Focus Midgets

WATCH LIVE -

Skagit Speedway features a live video stream of its racing competition from hot laps through the checkered flag of the final race of the night. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skagitspeedway

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

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

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY -

Skagit Speedway is a premier 3/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval located in Alger, Wash. The season traditionally runs from April through September with featured divisions including Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners. The track also hosts special events each year, including a visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Big Money and Several Bonuses Up for Grabs at AGCO Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 22, 2020) - The AGCO Jackson Nationals returns to Jackson Motorplex this weekend for the 42nd time.

The marquee event will be held at the 4/10-mile, dirt oval from Thursday through Saturday with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series finale paying $30,000 to win and $1,000 to start. The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and GRP Motorsports will be the support class on Thursday for a $1,000-to-win feature and the Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series is the support class on Friday and Saturday.

This year will be the fourth consecutive season the World of Outlaws will partake in the event. Brad Sweet has been the leader of the pack, winning the finale last year and in 2017. He also captured a preliminary night triumph last year and was the 410ci feature winner on May 15 during the lone event for the division this season at Jackson Motorplex. Donny Schatz was the AGCO Jackson Nationals champion in 2018.

Along with a stout payout, several bonuses are on tap this weekend.

Equality Die Cast Inc. is putting up $2,500 for the "Best Appearing Car" of the AGCO Jackson Nationals. There will be a fan vote on the Jackson Motorplex Facebook page with the contest ending at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

The King of the Hill champion on Saturday will receive a $1,000 bonus from Todd's Beer Cave in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Wayne and Norma Van Wyhe are putting up $500 for Saturday night's Hard Charger.

The event format for the World of Outlaws is the same as last year. Each driver will add to his or her point total each time they enter the track for a race the first two nights. The finale will be lined up based on accumulated preliminary point totals.

A limited number of fans will be allowed into the grandstands. Remaining tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.jacksonmotorplex.com/Jackson-Nationals .

For those unable to attend, all three nights will be broadcast via a live video stream at http://www.DIRTVision.com.

The pits open at 2 p.m. (Central) with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. and hot laps at 7 p.m. each day.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids (Thursday only) and Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series (Friday and Saturday only)

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Hill Eager to Return to Racing This Week With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (June 22, 2020) - Alex Hill is more than ready to return to racing this week with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour after a three-and-a-half month absence from the track due to COVID-19 restrictions.

"I'm excited to go back racing," said Hill, whose last competition was on March 8 in California. "I don't think I've ever been away from the track for this long. It's been like another offseason in the middle of the racing season."

Hill's team faced obstacles since March unique to teams in Canada. While other teams were able to resume racing as early as April, her team has sat idle because of border restrictions.

"I've been able to cross the border because I'm a dual-citizen," she said. "But my crew chief, Darryl, hasn't been able to return to the U.S. It was recently announced that they aren't opening the border until at least the end of July. But we also learned that while you can't cross the border in a vehicle, you can cross it on an airline flight.

"Fortunately, Daryl left our hauler and everything at Sam (Hafertepe Jr.'s) shop in Texas before the restrictions. He was able to fly there a week ago and that's why we can race now. Our other teammate, Dylan Westbrook, isn't as fortunate. They drove their toter back home to Canada and now they can't get it across the border."

Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., will welcome her back to racing on Thursday before the tour moves on to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday. Thursday will mark her debut at Caney Valley Speedway.

"It will be a challenge coming back to race a new track after being off for so long," she said. "But it will be nice to return to Little Rock, which is a track where we've run a lot of laps."

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hill expects to remain on the road for most of the season rather than occasionally returning home to Canada as she has done in previous years.

"If I return to Canada I have to quarantine for 14 days, so I'll just stay in the U.S. since that doesn't work for racing," she said. "My mom usually goes to the races, but she's staying in Canada for that reason until we race in Washington."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., 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 - Cool Chassis

Cool Chassis is Australia's leading sprint car chassis manufacturer. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CoolChassis/ .

"Cool Chassis makes great race cars that are safe and comfortable," Hill said. "We enjoy working with them."

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

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Earns First Career Top-10 Finish at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 22, 2020) - Kaleb Johnson continues to show improvement at Knoxville Raceway as he scored his first top-10 result in a 360ci sprint car at the track on Saturday night.

"Our night went pretty well," said Johnson, who began the evening by qualifying seventh quickest out of 33 drivers. "It definitely helped that we stepped up our qualifying a bit. It also helped that we went out a littler earlier."

Johnson's qualifying effort placed him in the fifth starting spot in his heat race.

"The heat race was the one time on the track during the night that was a little disappointing," he said. "We dropped back a spot and finished sixth. But we still got a decent starting spot in the feature due to our qualifying time."

Johnson lined up in the 11th starting spot in the 24-car A Main field.

"I was a little too aggressive the first couple of laps and missed the bottom a couple of times," he said. "But after that I was able to get into a rhythm and run the bottom pretty well. I was able to pick off a couple of cars and was happy to finish 10th.

"We had actually gotten up to ninth at the white flag when there was a red. After the restart I lost a spot when the car in front of me got crossed up a bit. I had to get on the brakes and hit the infield berm. The good thing was that I only lost one spot."

The prior evening at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., didn't go as well for Johnson as a mechanical problem at the beginning of the night put him in a hole that was difficult to overcome.

"The car was cutting out a lot in hot laps," he said. "We changed a few things, but when we pushed off for qualifying it wouldn't fire. We figured out it was the fuel pump and got it changed, but we were in the first heat race and we weren't able to have it ready in time. That put us starting last in the (13-car) B Main. We had to guess at the setup since we didn't run the heat race. We were able to pass a few cars, but the race went non-stop and we finished a couple of spots from the final transfer in sixth."

Johnson will take this weekend off before returning to Knoxville Raceway for a doubleheader on July 3-4.

"We're certainly looking forward to returning to Knoxville since we've been improving there," he said. "Our goal now is to put together a complete night there with good runs in qualifying, the heat race and the feature."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: No Time; Heat race: DNS (9); B Main: 13 (6).

June 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 3-4 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Snyder Tree Service

Located in Jackson, Minn., Snyder Logging and Tree Service is a full tree care and removal service for southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. They offer tree pruning and removal, stump grinding and removal, and land clearing. They are insured and bonded and provide 24-hour emergency service. For more information, call (507) 236-1870 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Snyder-Logging-Tree-Service-453938338304762/ .

"It's great to have Alec supporting us again this year," Johnson said. "It's been exciting to watch his business grow. We appreciate his help."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecasts, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawncare, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Heading to Caney Valley and I-30 This Week With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (June 22, 2020) - Roger Crockett will pick back up with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this week when the series has its first race in more than 15 weeks.

Crockett is slated to compete on Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., and on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"I've never been to Caney Valley and I've only been to I-30 a few times," he said. "We've had some good runs there and some not so good runs there. The first time I raced there I did really good when I drove Paul Silva's car a long time ago. The last couple of times I've been there we had problems with our car. I think it's also a track where a good draw is important. Having a smooth night isn't the easiest thing."

Crockett's best result at I-30 Speedway came in 2005 when he earned a second-place finish. He also added a third-place run in 2004.

Crockett enters this week's competition third in the ASCS National Tour standings and is one of only two drivers to score a top-10 finish during three of the first four races this year.

"I feel more confident than when we started the year," he said. "We've learned a lot about our car and ran some 410 races. I think we've got some things figured out that will make us better. Any time you go from a 410 to a 360 it'll slow things down, too."

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Newlin Bar Service

Newlin Bar Service carries a full line of new and used torsion bars for sprint cars, midgets and micro sprints. For more information, visit http://newlinbarservice.com/.

"Newlin Bar Service prides itself in giving you a good product that you know what it is," Crockett said. "Their front arms are really, really nice and we've been really happy with them. They also dyno torsion bars and give you a bar that's been twisted. Basically they pre-twist based on which corner you're going to put the bar on. I've been really happy with their suspension products."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Maxim Chassis, AL Driveline, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Produces Top-10 Outing During Race for Roth Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (June 22, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi recorded a top-10 result during a one-off race with Roth Motorsports last Saturday.

Scelzi was efficient throughout the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener at Keller Auto Speedway, where he climbed behind the wheel of the No. 83jr sprint car for the first time since last November.

"I think we started back up where we left off," said Scelzi, who guided the team to a third-place finish in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings last year. "We timed in good for going out late in qualifying. We did what we needed to do in the heat race. And we gained a spot in the dash."

Scelzi qualified sixth quickest. He then advanced from third to second place in a heat race. The accumulated point total earned a spot into the dash. Scelzi maneuvered from fifth to fourth place in the dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"We moved forward to second a few laps in," he said. "I was plugged against the cushion in turns one and two. Someone slid up and his right rear tire made contact with my left rear, which shoved me off the track. That put me back to 10th or 11th.

"It was so hard to make up ground that by the time we lost those positions we were out of contention. I think we had a top-three car. Our lap times were very, very good."

Scelzi rallied back from the incident to score a seventh-place result, which was his 12th top 10 of the year.

Scelzi returns to his family car this weekend when the team ventures to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., Thursday through Saturday for the 42 nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 20 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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

"Maria with FK Rod Ends started helping us out in 2012 and from the beginning has been an all-hands-on-deck supporter of our race team. She's been great and FK Rod Ends as a company is stellar. I wrecked a lot when I first started and their great product held up to the test."

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

 

 

Sides Aiming for Continued Success at AGCO Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (June 22, 2020) - Jason Sides heads to a beloved track this weekend when Jackson Motorplex hosts the 42 nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

Sides earned a pair of top 10s during the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at the 4/10-mile oval in Jackson, Minn., in 2017 and in 2018. He also won an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions event at the track in 2012.

"The size and shape and everything about it is conducive to me," he said. "The older guys like Steve (Kinser), Jac (Haudenschild), all the ones who came from the big track era, they complained when they started changing the schedule from bigger tracks to smaller tracks. I now see it. There's a lot of action on the smaller tracks, but there's a lot of stuff that gets torn up. Bigger tracks give you room to move around.

"We've run good at Jackson so you go in there with the mindset you know how to run it and what to do with the car. The track seems pretty consistent as well. It gives you something to base everything off of."

Sides raced with the World of Outlaws during a doubleheader at Tri-State Speedway last weekend. He improved his qualifying and feature result from Friday to Saturday, ending the weekend with a 17th-place finish in the A Main.

"They farmed it and watered it all night, which is fine," he said. "When it came time to race on it there was no grip. Halfway through the races, until that stuff gets blown off, it's like riding on snot. You can't get the car tight enough. It's definitely a different track. It makes for a difficult read. If you try to start and stop around the bottom it's so much wheelspin. If you can keep momentum around the corner it's better.

"We made changes from the first night to the second night and it helped a ton. I think we were trying to keep up with it knowing we don't need to be as free and loose as we were on Friday."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 21 (18).

June 20 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (20).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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"Deuces are Wild" as POWRi Leagues Unite at Charleston Speedway

Belleville, IL. (06/22/2020) Friday, June 26th, Charleston Speedway in Charleston, Illinois will host "Deuces are Wild" as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League rev-up the racing excitement.

With $2000 to the winner and $200 to all feature starters. Also running that night for the spectator's enjoyment will be the always exciting "Charleston Limited Late Models" setting the stage for multiple classes of speed.

To purchase tickets in advance for this one-of-a-kind show visit: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1210614&store=11903. Online ticket sales will stop at 8 am on race-day with remaining tickets available at the front gate.

Pits open at 2pm Saturday with driver's registration scheduled between 3-5:30pm. Drivers meeting at 5:45pm, engine heat 6pm. Hot-Laps start at 6:30pm with racing to follow. Front Gates for spectators will open 4pm.

While the points battle for this year is already in to play, this weekend will be crucial for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League drivers who will be trying to capitalize and clinch the 2020 championship. Current point leader, with 1170 points, Jake Neuman finished 3rd in championship points last year and will be attending this weekend's race in hopes of extending his overall points lead. Cannon McIntosh is 60 points behind Neuman, and is on a hot streak this year, he has won two of the last seven POWRi races he has attended along with five top-fives. McIntosh is ready to take on Charleston Speedway for his first time this weekend, along with Haubstadt. Charleston Speedway is going to be a new track to a lot of our drivers.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League's championship quest continues to heat up with five features in the history-books for the 2020 season. Currently, defending champion #91 Riley Kreisel, from Warsaw, MO. appears to have momentum, separating himself from the field with back-to-back feature victories and gaining the top spot in the season standings. Jack Wagner #77 of Lone Jack, MO., stays close to the top of the leaderboard, only twenty points back from Kreisel. Wagner has proven consistency with two straight runner-up placings and continually running within the top-ten. Race-one winner and Auburn, IL. Resident, Mario Clouser #6 rounds out the podium placement for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, heading into a two-day point weekend of racing.

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POWRi is currently working on revising July and August events with updates upcoming. Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.


 

 

Michalski shows speed at Lincoln; Six PA Sprint Speedweek races ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (June 22, 2020) – Despite an end result outside of the top-ten, finishing 18th after 30 laps of feature competition, the ‘Penndel Pistol’ Brett Michalski put together a sound performance at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday evening and kicked-off the $4,000-to-win program with a heat race victory. Although a lackluster outcome on paper, Michalski’s trip to the Pigeon Hills served as a perfect test session for his upcoming Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek agenda that activates, officially, on Friday, June 26, at Williams Grove Speedway.

Michalski, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy/No. 73B sprint car, will participate in six of the nine Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek races, missing the Port Royal double and a trip to Selinsgrove.

“We’re working on ways to improve every time we are on the track. We set ourselves up for a good result on Saturday, but unfortunately, we kinda slipped back. Regardless, it was a great way to kick-off a busy stretch. We have a lot of racing ahead so I’m excited to head into Speedweek with some momentum and confidence,” Michalski stated. “All we can do is keep working and the wins will come.”

After his visit to Williams Grove Speedway, Michalski will continue the 2020 edition of PA Sprint Speedweek with a return visit to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 27; the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial will award $9,200-to-win.

Michalski is a former winner at Lincoln Speedway, scoring his first-ever 410 victory on June 8, 2019.

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

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

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

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Finished tenth at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. Rallied from 21st to 12th during Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway.

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

2020 Highlights: Scored top-ten during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 7; finished eighth after starting fifth. Won heat races at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 & 15. Won heat race at Lincoln Speedway on June 20.


Dietrich rallies for podium finish at Lincoln, welcomes Bollinger Construction in time for busy PA schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (June 22, 2020) – Despite being dealt a ninth-row starting position, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich made the most of his Saturday night visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway and rallied 14 spots in 30 circuits, ultimately clinching his 11th top-five result of the 2020 season.

Crossing under the final checkers third in the running order, Dietrich was on the move right from the start, battling his way from 17th to eighth in 17 laps, eventually powering his way to third just before the two-to-go signal was given to the field.

For Dietrich, the Lincoln hard charge was a perfect test session, as well as momentum boost, as the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native will resume his 2020 campaign with Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic, an All Star Circuit of Champions event, on Wednesday, June 24.

“That was a lot of fun,” Danny Dietrich said of his Lincoln performance, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/Graver’s Garage/Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse/El Vista Orchards/Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance/Bollinger Construction/No. 48 sprint car. “We felt really good. It would have been nice to have a few more laps, but we’ll take that result and move forward.”

Just in time for a busy stretch of competition in the Keystone State, including the 2020 edition of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Bollinger Construction, one of the largest and most respected wood framing companies in the Mid-Atlantic-area, has joined Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing and will be a valued partner for the remainder of the 2020 season.

For 27 years, Bollinger Construction, Inc. has led the wood framing industry with unparalleled quality, professionalism and attention to detail. Their one-stop Turnkey Solutions provides customers with everything they need to complete the framing portion of any project. From lumber, to transport trucks and heavy machinery, to highly trained installation teams and mechanics, Bollinger Construction is your one-source turnkey provider for quality wood framing.

“We are pleased to have Bollinger Construction join our efforts for the rest of 2020,” Dietrich continued. “They are at the top of their trade, so to have the opportunity to represent their company is pretty special. They are passionate people and they care about sprint car racing. We’re going to work as hard as we can to win them some races.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards, Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance, Bollinger Construction.

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

STATS:
2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 11
Top-10s: 12
Wins: 2

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

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

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

2020 Wins: 2 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15. Finished 12th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway (48 cars) on Friday, May 8. Finished third with All Stars during first-ever visit to Park Jefferson on May 30th. Earned first All Star victory of season during Monarch Motor Speedway visit on June 12. Earned four top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains campaign. Raced from 17th to third during Lincoln Speedway feature on June 20.


Zearfoss climbs to tenth at Port Royal; Keith Kauffman Classic ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (June 22, 2020) – After spending nearly two months out on the road competing head-to-head with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and All Star Circuit of Champions, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss returned home to Central Pennsylvania and made an appearance at familiar stomping grounds, joining the weekly field at Port Royal Speedway for Open Wheel Madness action on Saturday, June 20.

Although forced to start 15th on the feature grid, the former Port Royal Speedway track champion charged to tenth by the time the final checkers were given, not only adding one more mark in the top-ten column, but giving the team an entire test session for the upcoming Keith Kauffman Classic featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday evening, June 24.

Certainly no stranger to All Star Circuit of Champions competition, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ is a recent winner with America’s Series and secured $5,000 during a visit to Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Thursday, June 11.

“It was good to get back to Port Royal. We were gone a long time, racing at tracks we’ve never seen before, so it was nice to get back to familiar territory,” Brock Zearfoss explained, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/J.P. Adamsky Trucking/X-1 Race Cars/No. 3Z sprint car. “With the All Stars coming to Port Royal on Wednesday, it made sense to get there and turn some laps. Shane and Tye have been busting their butts and I’m confident we’ll be ready to represent our fans and partners in a big way during the Keith Kauffman Classic.”

Brock Zearfoss Racing will enter the midweek showcase with two victories on the season, also claiming Open Wheel Nationals top honors at Park Jefferson International Speedway on April 25.

Additional plans for Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing have yet to be determined. Fans are encouraged to stay alert on social media for continuing updates.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 10
Top-10s: 17

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20.


Justin Whittall earns podium finish at Port Royal Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (June 22, 2020) – Ending the evening with their first podium result of the 2020 season, Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports put together an impressive performance on Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ and finished third during Open Wheel Madness feature competition, starting the $5,000-to-win program from the pole position.

The Vincentown, New Jersey-native kicked-off his evening at the Juniata County Fairgrounds with a third-place finish during heat race action. There were just over 30 cars in attendance.

“We needed that one,” Justin Whittall said, driver of the JW Motorsports/Brotherton Brewing Company/Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC/Pioneer Auto Body/Mid-Atlantic Transport/Worldwide Bearings/FK Rod Ends/Stilo Helmets/JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry/Keizer Aluminum Wheels/Enterprise/Ground Blind Boys/No. 67 sprint car. “This is the breakout result that we needed, especially with PA Sprint Speedweek getting started this weekend. Momentum is important in this sport and this is exactly the momentum shift that we needed.

“I can’t thank all of our partners enough for standing behind this team,” Whittall continued. “They continue to believe in us even if things aren’t going well for the team. Hopefully this podium finish is one of many during Speedweek. We’re hungry for that first 410 win.”

Justin Whittall’s 2020 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign will ignite, officially, on Friday evening, June 26, at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The team will participate in seven of the nine scheduled Speedweek programs, all of which awarding no less than $5,000-to-win.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

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

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20.

 

 

 

Bethany Speedway With An Encore Presentation

Bethany Speedway has had the best start to any season in the history of the 3/8th mile dirt track. The first two races were record setting with car counts. Last race the Non Wing Sprint Cars made their first appearance of the 2020 season. It was such a success, we will have an encore appearance of the Non Wing Sprint Cars this Saturday, June 27. Along with the IMCA RaceSaver Wing Sprint Cars, IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Sportmod and our always exciting Pure Stocks and quickly growing Emod classes.

Last race saw 115 cars put on the best racing you'll see anywhere on Saturday. 16 heat races, one B feature and 7 full features with door to door action every lap. Winners from Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and of course Missouri. And more local guys show up in a race car every week.

The covered grandstands provide some shade, box seating areas allow you to bring your own comfortable chair to sit in with plenty of room to move around, clean bathrooms, huge spectator parking area and a Sweet Baby B's food truck supplying some of the best food around provides the best entertainment for the whole family.

Come check out the racing at Bethany Speedway this Saturday night, June 27, with two different sprint car classes on hand with our three modified and two stock classes.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESETS JULY SCHEDULE

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

After a week off from racing, action picks back up this Saturday night, June 27th at Wayne County Speedway as the FAST series will headline the action with a $3,000 to win feature for the Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Sprint Cars. The Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models, the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks, the JoyRide Transport Mini Stocks plus the Modifieds will fill out the rest of the racing card on Saturday with gates opening at 3 pm and racing starting at 7 pm.

Some changes have been made to the July portion of the schedule at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' with no racing on Saturday, July 4th because of the change in the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule. Wayne County Speedway's portion of Speedweek will take place on Monday, July 6th for the Duffy Smith Memorial. It will be a $5,000 to win feature and the Sprints will be the only class racing. The Speedweek races was postponed from the middle of June because of the pandemic and the uncertainty of the CDC and health rules would allow for.

Racing will continue at WCS on July 11th with Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks for sure with a couple of other class' to be determined including Sprints, Modifieds and Mod Lites. Then on Saturday July 18th it will be Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Modifieds and Mod Lites with NO Sprints.

The month of July racing will end on Saturday the 25th with the Buckeye Dirt Late Model week taking the spotlight as the Sprints will be on the racing docket along with the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks. Times will all be the same for all events with gates open at 3 pm, hot laps at 6 pm and first race at 7 pm.

 

 

Abreu earns top-ten with World of Outlaws at Tri-State Speedway

Dates: Friday and Saturday, June 19th & 20th Event: World of Outlaws at Tri-State Speedway Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, Indiana) Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 10th (7th) Saturday: 21st (22nd)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (June 22, 2020) - Back-to-back starts with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series resulted in one top-ten finish for Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing, highlighting the Tri-State Speedway doubleheader in Haubstadt, Indiana, with a tenth-place performance on Friday night, June 19. Abreu started seventh on the feature grid, earning his way into a fourth-row starting spot by way of dash result. The St. Helena, California-native kicked-off the evening by recording the seventh-fastest time during qualifying time trials, following that effort with a runner-up finish during heat race action.

Although missing the top-ten on Saturday, Abreu earned his way into the televised World of Outlaws main event and was scored 21st after starting 22nd, solidifying a place in the 40-lap program by way of runner-up finish during the evening’s Last Chance Showdown.

Abreu’s tenth-place outcome on Friday bumped his season top-ten total to three, two of which against the Greatest Show On Dirt.

“If we keep plugging away, sooner or later the momentum will shift and we’ll find what we’ve been looking for,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Fatheadz Eyewear/ShopRico.com/Self Made Racing/Salty’s BBQ/Dancer Logistics/The Wiser Agency/No. 24 sprint car. “It felt good to get a top-ten on Friday, but we are out here to win races. I don’t think we’ll ever be satisfied until that happens. Regardless, I’m proud of my team and I’m proud to represent all of our great partners. We have a great family built around this team and that’s most important to us.”

Although all upcoming plans have yet to be determined, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing have confirmed Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek stops at Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, Grandview Speedway, and Hagerstown Speedway. Additional news and notes pertaining to Rico Abreu’s schedule will be unveiled in the coming days. Fans should also note that Rico’s Van, the official merchandise automobile of Rico Abreu Racing, will be on the road to Pennsylvania.

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

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

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ricosvan 2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 12 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 1 Total Top-10s: 3 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Schatz opens doubleheader at Tri-State Speedway with 11th-place finish

Dates: Friday and Saturday, June 19th & 20th Event: World of Outlaws at Tri-State Speedway Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, Indiana) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 11th (13th) Saturday: 16th (14th)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 1934-points - second (66-points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 22, 2020) - Despite missing the top-ten during each of their weekend outings, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing managed to put together a pair of feature starts during their recent trip to the Hoosier State, highlighting the Tri-State Speedway doubleheader in Haubstadt, Indiana, with an 11-place finish on Friday evening, June 19. The Fargo, North Dakota-native started 13th on the feature grid and climbed two spots in 30 circuits.

Although falling short of matching his Friday night result, Schatz, driver of the Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No 15 sprint car, capped the two-day visit to the Tri-State highbanks with a 16th-place finish on Saturday, June 20, earning enough points to maintain second in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship chase, trailing defending Series champion, Brad Sweet, by 66 markers.

A pair of fourth-place finishes during heat race action allowed for Schatz’ main event starts.

Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws championship with a tripleheader at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27. The three-day Jackson Nationals showcase will be headlined with a $30,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

Schatz is a former Jackson Nationals champion, claiming high honors in 2018 and scoring $40,000 in the process.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

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

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

2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: 14 World of Outlaws Wins: 2 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 6 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 11

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 18

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 420; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 308; 3. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 247; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 226; 5. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 225; 6. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 200; 7. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 190; 8. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 189; 9. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 186; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 180; 11. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., and Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 177; 13. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 174; 14. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 170; 15. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 169; 16. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., and Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., both 168; 18. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 162; 19. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 160; 20. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 159.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 40; 2. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 39; 3. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 38; 4. Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Washington, 37; 5. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 36; 6. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 35; 7. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 34; 8. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 33; 9. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 32; 10. Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., 31.

Iowa – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 39; 3. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 38; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 37; 5. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 36; 6. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 35; 7. Rich Cerveny, Omaha, Neb., 34; 8. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 33; 9. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 32; 10. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 31.

Kansas – 1. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 148; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 146; 3. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 140; 4. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., and Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., both 131; 6. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 119; 7. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., and Cale Cozad, Wichita, Kan., both 115; 9. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 112; 10. Howard L. Van Dyke, Clay Center, Kan., 104.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 152; 2. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 144; 3. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 137; 4. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 5. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 92; 6. Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, 74; 7. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 72; 8. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Indiana, 71; 9. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 67; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Mark Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., both 65.

Nebraska – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 76; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 75; 3. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 74; 4. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 68; 5. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 66; 6. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., and Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., both 63; 8. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 56; 9. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 54; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 53.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 77; 2. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 69; 3. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 67; 4. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., and Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., both 40; 6. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 38; 7. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., and Jeffrey Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., both 37; 9. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 36; 10. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 35.

Oklahoma – 1. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 161; 2. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 148; 3. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 142; 4. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., and Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., both 138; 6. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 134; 7. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 126; 8. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 117; 9. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 114; 10. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., and Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 108.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 177; 2. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 150; 3. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 139; 4. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 133; 5. Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., and John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., both 132; 7. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 128; 8. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 116; 9. Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., 113; 10. Christian Rumsey, Slate Hill, N.Y., 112.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 200; 2. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 174; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 162; 4. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 159; 5. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 156; 6. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 125; 7. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 122; 8. Jeff Reiman, Fort Worth, Texas, 116; 9. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 115; 10. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 113.

Texas – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 180; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 153; 3. Lucas Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 144; 4. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 138; 5. Austin Burkham, Fort Worth, Texas, 135; 6. Zane Lawrence, Lillian, Texas, 123; 7. Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas, 121; 8. Jerrad Warhurst, Joshua, Texas, 120; 9. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 115; 10. Jeb Sessums, Cleburne, Texas, 109.

 

 

34 SPRINT CARS SET FOR BATTLE at 82 Speedway *THIS SATURDAY JUNE 20th* in the Texas Sprint Series​!

For those fans unfamiliar with the Texas Sprint Series for RaceSaver IMCA Winged Sprint Cars, the teams are required to pre-enter each event. Pre-entry closed to this event on Wednesday night.

Please make plans now to grab the family, your neighbors, in-laws, outlaws - - - or anyone else that you can and come out to 82 Speedway THIS SATURDAY for a night of great winged sprint car racing...plus a full program for all of the 82 Speedway divisions. The TSS running order is third-out all night long.

Here's complete event details ICYMI:

RACE NIGHT is THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 20th at 82 Speedway for the Texas Sprint Series (TSS), as teams will invade 'The Land of the XL' for the first time in two years! Joining the TSS will be a complete program for the USRA Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds and Tuners; plus the EcoStocks, EcoMods and Texas Stocks. The TSS will be 3rd in running order all night long.

Online pre-entry for TSS teams is now open (and mandatory) to eligible drivers at www.raceTSS.com - and continues through Wednesday night of race week.

I like to call 82 Speedway the ‘Land of the XL’ because it features a super-wide multi-groove progressive banking surface that is .26 miles in distance on the pole and exactly a 3/10 mile on the top groove of the speedway. There is even a run-off area around the entire racing surface which helps assist drivers that might develop a problem during a race.

Pit Gates open at 5pm on race day (82 Speedway teams - please arrive early to get registered if you haven’t already at www.82speedway.com), hot laps are slated at 8pm (the sun is very high and hot at 7:30, so we are shifting it to 8) with racing immediately after. Grandstands open at 6:30pm.

TSS drivers meeting and draw cutoff will be at 7pm. 82 Speedway divisions Draw Cutoff/Pit Meeting at 7:15pm (all cars will draw for heat race starting position, all heats earn finishing and passing points, features are straight up), Track Packing will be around 7:55pm & then Hot Laps with Racing to follow immediately.

Grandstand admission Adults $16 (ages 12-64), Kids ages 6-11 $5, Seniors/Military $13. Any outside food/drink cooler brought into main grandstand area (size of 12-pack, no glass containers) are $5 (same as 2019). Pits are $35. Pit access for ages 5 and under is $15. Anyone under the age of 18 entering the pit area must complete an annual minor's release form prior to entering.

If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes. 82 Speedway is about 15 minutes WEST of PARIS, located on Hwy 82 on the east edge of Petty, TX. The address is 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470.

Here's the purse structure for Saturday June 13th at 82 Speedway. Working RaceCeivers and transponders are required in ALL racing divisions:

Texas Sprint Series - ALL www.raceTSS.com rules, procedures and purse structures are in effect. Pre-entry is required by all eligible drivers at the TSS site by Wednesday night.

USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Modifieds & Texas Stock Features: $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Purse is guaranteed for each division that has 12 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 11 or fewer cars in these divisions, their feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there (as was the case in 2019). Mufflers not required. RaceCeivers and Transponders (Westhold yellow) required. Draw cutoff 7pm.

USRA Modified feature race: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100…to start. There is a $25 draw-in fee for the USRA Modifieds. Purse is guaranteed with 14 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 13 or fewer cars in the division, the feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there.

Eco Mods & Eco Stocks (same purse structure each division: $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. Purse is guaranteed for each division that has 12 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 11 or fewer cars in these divisions, the feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there (as was the case in 2019). Mufflers not required. RaceCeivers and Transponders (Westhold yellow) required. Draw cutoff 7pm.

Front Wheel Drive Tuner Division feature: $150 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 30…to start. USRA Tuner car rules are in effect for this division. Mufflers not required. RaceCeivers and Transponders (Westhold yellow) required. Draw cutoff 7pm.

Drivers competing in USRA divisions must be licensed. Go to www.USRAracing.com to get your Modified, Factory Stock or Limited Modified licensed, as the track can no longer sell USRA licenses on race night – you can only purchase a temporary license at the track on race night.

Transponder rentals are $15 (with ID, any damage done to transponders is drivers liability). Annual car registration is $40. RaceCeivers are not available as a rental...but they are required, as are transponders. Reserved pit spaces are available for the season, which can be purchased (along with car registration) at www.82Speedway.com then click the ‘driver registration’ button on the upper left of the home page. Click www.82Speedway.com for all division rules.

In 2020, the Texas Sprint Series has coordinated our schedule with the Sprint Car Bandits​ series and would like to thank them for handling the scheduling process between all of the tracks in the area so race fans and teams don't have to pick or choose 'which' winged sprint car series to watch - as on any given night in 2020, there are no overlapping Texas Sprint Series or Sprint Car Bandits series events. This way race fans, teams, sponsors and tracks ALL WIN! We'd also like to thank our series marketing partners, as with their help we're able to bring teams, fans and tracks this awesome series! Please click their links below & be sure to thank them for their support!

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series throughout the years, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our marketing partners at this point going into the 2020 season:

All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page, Velocita-USA, Sunoco Race Fuels, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull – and if you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

Make plans to visit The Land of the XL - 82 Speedway - on Saturday June 20th at 8pm featuring the Texas Sprint Series!

 

 

Covington Picks Up a Regional Win at Legit Speedway Park
6/19/2020

CG Motorsports- Glenpool, OK (June 18th, 2020) With the National Tour still idle this past weekend, Matt Covington and the team decided to join the ASCS Warrior Region in Missouri. Friday’s event at Lake Ozark resulted in an early exit from the feature after an unfortunate mechanical failure. However, he rebounded on Saturday at Legit Speedway Park by picking up win number 2 of the season aboard his Shark/Triple X chassis mount.

“It ended up being a good weekend for us,” stated Matt. “Lake Ozark didn’t turn out like planned. We were good in the heat and were able to get from 7th to 3rd, which gave us enough points to make the redraw. That started us 7th in the feature. I was able to drive up towards the front, and was working on 3rd, when a mechanical failure sidelined us for the rest of the feature. Not sure if we could have won the race or not, but we had great speed in the car and wanted to see what we could do.”

Covington and team then drove south a few hours to Legit Speedway Park on Saturday for a chance at redemption.

After moving up from 8th to 4th in the heat race, Covington capitalized on the outside pole starting position he gained from the redraw. Taking the lead from Brandon Anderson on the first lap, Covington soon stretched the gap between 2nd place significantly. Unchallenged for the remainder of the race, he stayed out front until the checkers waved, putting him in victory lane.

“That was a fun track to race and great win for us,” Matt commented. “Friday night had me a little frustrated and I wasn’t looking for anything other than a win on Saturday. We haven’t run a ton of races this year due to Covid, but we’ve definitely been fast and need to be on point when the National Tour picks back up next week. I have to say “Thank you” to Mike for all his hard work, and to all of our sponsors and partners that continue to support us and keep us out here, especially with the trying times as of late. We are going to do our best to carry this momentum into the re-start of the National Tour.”

Matt and team will be staying close to home and run an ASCS Sooner Regional show this Saturday at Lawton Speedway, in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2020 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, and T&L Foundry.

2020 STATS: Starts-9, Wins-2, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP:
6/20/20 Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2019/2020 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2020 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Bradley Terrell Picks Up Where He Left Off and Wins 2020 Hunt Series Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Antioch, CA)- The 2020 Wingless Series pres. By Hunt Magnetos came to life on Saturday night at Antioch Speedway, and 2020 began just how 2019 ended and that is with Bradley Terrell in victory lane.

When the race came to life DJ Johnson and Matt Streeter battled up front during the opening stanza, but sixth starting Bradley Terrell was on his way to join the party from his sixth starting position.

Working his way up into third after the first set of turns, Terrell would work up into second just a lap later as he then chased after Johnson, who had opened up a slight advantage.

An early restart would see Terrell put a big move on Johnson as they raced through turns one and two, and as Johnson answered on the following lap the yellow flag would fly and give Terrell back the position.

The next restart would see Terrell protect to low groove entering one and two, and this would allow him to keep the lead and open a slight advantage over Johnson as Josh Young ran in third and the battle for fourth picked up between Jake Morgan and Streeter.

Johnson would soon erase the gap, and the battle for the top spot would be on, as the duo would exchange the lead over the next few laps with a series of dazzling moves.

With Terrell back out front, he would take a liking to the cushion in the race’s waning laps and pull away from Johnson as he raced his way to the win.

While Johnson crossed the stripe in second, he would be disqualified during post race tech inspection, and Josh Young would end up second followed by an impressive run by youngster Dylan Bloomfield, who was the race’s hard charger, Streeter and Jarrett Soares rounding out the Top-5.

Saturday night’s season opener saw 28 cars check in at Antioch Speedway.

RESULTS

1. Bradley Terrell #11BT

2. Josh Young #7EJ

3. Dylan Bloomfield #33D

4. Matt Streeter #3F

5. Jarrett Soares #12

6. Terry Schank Jr. #1

7. Nick Robfogel #3

8. Jake Morgan #1Jake

9. Jimmy Christian #32

10.Cameron Martin #11

11.Ron LaPlant #69

12.Kevin Box #2

13.Bryan Grier #35

14.Paul Van Den Berg #9V

15.Alan Miranda #11B

16.Daniel Dekeyser #3T

17.Matt Stewart #33

18.Cody Spencer #51

19.Bob Newberry #36

Heat Race Winners

Benic Enterprises Heat 1 – Jake Morgan

BMRS Professional Hose & Fittings Heat 2 – Jarrett Soares

King Racing Products Heat 3 – Bradley Terrell

Santomauro Racing Products Heat 4 – Josh Young

Hard Charger- Dylan Bloomfield

BR Motorsports P15- Alan Miranda

ON TAP: The next race for the series is TBD.

WINNERS: Bradley Terrell (June 13th, Antioch Speedway)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

 

 

Nor*Cal Posse Shootout coming to Placerville Speedway on June 26-27

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 19, 2020…The Placerville Speedway is pleased to announce that it will be moving forward and hosting the fourth annual “Nor*Cal Posse Shootout” weekend on Friday and Saturday June 26th and 27th, with both nights featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars.

The event is scheduled to be held utilizing a modified purse and at this point no fans will be allowed to attend. If anything changes between now and then an announcement will be made.

Those that can’t be in attendance can check out all of the action via pay-per-view by visiting www.speedshifttv.com and purchasing your preferred VIP subscription. If you already purchased a monthly membership during the first Placerville Speedway event recently you are set for both days.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to hold the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout on June 26th and 27th,” said track Promoter Scott Russell. “I know that we’ve attempted to build this event as a two-day happening over the last few years, which makes it tough not having fans in the stands. This is another step however, in getting closer to that becoming a reality. Speed Shift TV has done an outstanding job with the pay-per-view across the state though, so we hope everyone will tune in. We anticipate having strong fields with both the Winged 360 Sprint Cars and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.”

The pit meeting is scheduled for 4:30pm both nights with cars on track shortly after. To promote social distancing, we will be using the MyRacePass app, where teams can find the order of events, lineups and results. Please visit www.myracepass.com to claim or create your driver profile, which will also help with scoring and administration procedures.

Pit passes will be $40 for registered members and $45 for non-members each night. The pit gate will open at noon, while the Grandstands and Concessions will be CLOSED. The pit area food stand, however, will be open once again with food available for race teams.

The “Nor*Cal Posse Shootout” is entering its fourth edition at the high-banked quarter-mile clay oval this season. Previous winners of the event include Visalia’s Cory Eliason, Roseville’s Sean Becker and most recently, Rutherford’s Rico Abreu this past year. The 2020 campaign however, marks the first time that it will be held during the Summer.

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

Join over 13,500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

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

Upcoming events:

Friday June 26: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Fourth annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout
Saturday June 27: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Fourth annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

 

 

Rain Postpones Bud Shootout at US 36 Raceway, No Racing for June 19

OSBORN, Mo. – Due to late morning rain, US 36 Raceway officials have canceled racing for June 19.

With the threat for more storms later today and driver’s traveling from several different states, US 36 made the decision to cancel for tonight.

The Bud Shootout featuring the Sprint Series of Nebraska and Midwest Wingless Racing Association is postponed to Friday, July 3.

The Doyle Lance Remembrance Race for the IMCA Stock Cars is postponed to next Friday, June 26. The race pays $700 to win and $100 to start.

In addition to the Doyle Lance Remembrance Race, up next at US 36 Raceway, Friday June 26, is the Weekly Racing Series featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, E-Modifieds and Pure Stocks.

 

 

Hammer Hill Twin Bill Set for July 1 at I-30 Speedway
CCSDS Super Late Models and 360 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars Take Center Stage

Little Rock, Arkansas (June 19, 2020) – A brand-new, special event is coming to Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway on Wednesday, July 1. Tabbed as the “Hammer Hill Twin Bill,” the night’s ground-pounding program includes a $4,000-to-win program for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Super Late Models and a $2,000-to-win event for 360 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars.

“We had hoped to have this event back in May, but we had a few hurdles that we couldn’t clear in time, so we decided to put it on the backburner until the time was right,” track promoter Tracey Clay said. “It’s been several years since we had such a big mid-week show at I-30 Speedway, and I’m excited to have an event where both Super Late Models and Sprint Cars take center stage on the same night.”

The CCSDS Super Late Models are slated to compete in a $4,000-to-win / $400-to-start, complete program. Tour regulars including Timothy Culp, Jesse Stovall, Logan Martin, Spencer Hughes, Rick Rickman, B.J. Robinson, Robert Baker, Neil Baggett, Kyle Beard, Morgan Bagley, Brian Rickman, Hunter Rasdon, Drew Armstrong, Jon Mitchell, Joe Godsey, Kaeden Cornell, David Payne, Chad Mallett and more are expected.

The night’s events will likely draw several invaders as well.

The program on Wednesday, July 1 marks the first of a four-race swing through Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana for the CCSDS contingent. Additionally, the event marks the opening round of the Mark Martin Automotive Challenge, which posts a $10,000 bonus for winning all four weekend races or a $5,000 bonus for topping three of the four events. If a driver can win all of the events, his take will be over $26,000 for the weekend.

“The way I see it, the pursuit of the big money starts right here at I-30 Speedway. It’s really cool to be the first race of such a big weekend,” Clay continued. “Throw in what will likely be a great field of Sprint Car racers, and this show is a must-see for fans.”

Joining the CCSDS Super Late Models on the night’s card are 360 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars, which will be battling in a complete $2,000-to-win / $300-to-start event.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing action at 7:30 p.m. cst

Adult grandstand admission is $20 with kids (ages 12-and-under) free compliments of Olivia Poe. Pit passes are $35.

Race fans, who can’t attend, will be able to watch the broadcast live at www.FloRacing.com and www.DirtOnDirt.com, if they are subscribers to either of the sites.

For more information on the event, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

 

 

Limited Tickets Remain for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Banquet August 1!

(National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Knoxville, IA) June 18, 2020 – It’s time to reserve your tickets for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on August 1! Tickets must be ordered in advance, and are limited. NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE BANQUET. Previous National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees will soon be receiving their invitation letter.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a limited number of tickets are available. They are $30 and can be ordered by contacting Lori DeMoss at 1-800-874-4488 or by e-mail at LDeMoss@SprintCarHoF.com. The banquet will be held at Noon on Saturday, August 1, in the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. Banquet festivities will get underway with a catered lunch from Rib Shack, followed by the induction ceremony.

One of the highlights of the weekend includes the attendance of previous National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees on Friday, July 31. Friday night at the museum is a “must attend” event. This year, light snacks and soft drinks will get things underway at 6 p.m.

Following refreshments, at 7 p.m., our annual salute to our inductees on the museum’s second floor will commence! The roundtable of previous inductees always includes an open mic discussion with plenty of storytelling and fun times!

The Friday reception is FREE and open to the public. We will again be treated to a night of stories from some of the greats of the sport!

Saturday, August 1, will mark the 31st Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction banquet. Those individuals being inducted for their career achievements include: Drivers – Greg Hodnett, Tim Shaffer and Jeff Swindell; Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors – Walt Dyer and Paul Leffler; Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors – Don Lamberti and Spencer Riggs; and Pre-1945 Era – Bill Cummings. Hall of Famers Dave Argabright and Pat Sullivan will emcee the event. Following Saturday’s induction, inductees’ families and friends are invited back to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s second floor for the unveiling of the new inductees’ plaques.

Saturday night’s events at the Knoxville Raceway include racing with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions plus the 360 sprint cars.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum One Sprint Capital Place Knoxville, IA 50138 Phone: 641-842-6176 Fax: 641-842-6177

 

 

Dodge City Raceway Park Returns to Racing this Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 17, 2020) – At long last, the roar of high horsepower racecars will again fill the air at Dodge City Raceway Park as the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas fires back into action for the first time in 2020 this Saturday night.

After being put on hold for several weeks due to COVID-19 restrictions, the track is now back in action and expecting a large crowd for Saturday night’s opener that gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s tilt is headlined by the Hobby Stock Roundup that offers up a $750 winner’s share in the IMCA Hobby Stock ranks with $75 to start the feature.

The event also includes the opening round of championship chase action for the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars.

Buckliln’s Reagan Sellard leads DCRP’s Hobby Stock ranks into the Roundup after capturing the track championship over each of the last three seasons.

Sellard has picked off nine wins atop the DCRP clay oval over those three seasons including four wins in 11 outings last season. While Sellard scored four wins last year, Hays’ Tathan Burkhart actually topped the Hobby Stock win charts with six triumphs while Duane Wahrman made a trip to victory lane as well.

Sellard claimed last year’s track championship by a healthy 199-point margin over Skeets Salazar with Sheri Berger, Brett Copeland and Tom Reed also among the top five.

A number of invaders from throughout are expected to vie for the $750 winner’s share as well.

Others kicking off title defenses include Luke Cranston in the DCRP Sprint Car ranks, William Nusser in the IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in the IMCA Sport Modifieds and Angel Munoz in the IMCA Stock Cars.

The weekend will be rounded out by the initial round of Micro Sprint and Kart competition atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Admission to Saturday’s Hobby Stock Roundup is just $12 for adults with children ages 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

TBJ Promotions Names Winged 'A' Class Main Events During Midget Round Up in Honor of Brandon Barbo

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (June 18, 2020) - TBJ Promotions is pleased to announce that the NOW600 Series Winged 'A' Class portion of the upcoming 5th annual Midget Round Up presented by Burtis Motor Company will be named in honor of the late Brandon Barbo.

The main event for the division on July 3-4 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., will be titled the Brandon Barbo Memorial.

"We're honored to have Brandon's name on the event," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "His father, Ben, has been a long-time supporter of Airport Raceway and the events we have going on. What better way than Fourth of July Weekend to represent his company - Direct Fireworks - and to honor his son."

NOW600 Series Restricted 'A' Class micro sprints will also be on the program both nights along with midgets sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

Additionally, TBJ Promotions is excited to add Randy Washburn and Rapid Cost to the list of event supporters.

Tickets for the 5th annual Midget Round Up are $15 for adults on July 3 and $20 on July 4. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Direct Fireworks, Maupin's Truck Service and Rapid Cost for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 11th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2020 is the 5th annual Midget Round Up, which is July 3-4 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Bailey Set for First Start in More Than a Decade on Friday at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HELENA, Mont. (June 18, 2020) - Rich Bailey will make his first sprint car start in approximately a dozen years on Friday.

Bailey is driving for Mike Quigley during a Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series event at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.

"I used to race back in California," he said. "This is my first time getting back in a car in 12 years. It's something I've always liked doing. My family built race engines my whole life and I raced when I was younger in Northern California. Now I'm in a position to get back into it."

Bailey has recently served as a crew member for Montana driver Trever Kirkland.

"I hopped in a 360 to hot lap last year and it went pretty good," Bailey said. "I was running pretty hard by the end of it. I think it'll take a little bit to get used to on Friday. Running by yourself is fine. Getting used to running in traffic will be the biggest hurdle. Hopefully we can get the car balanced. If we have the car close I want to get a top five."

The event can be watched via a live video stream at http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.TV .

UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

SPONSORS -

Bailey would also like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, 406 Electric, Bad Attitude Racing and Pit Stop USA for their continued support.

 

 

Setters Heading to Electric City Speedway in Search of Another Win

Inside Line Promotions - SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho (June 18, 2020) - James Setters kicks off the 2020 season this weekend in defense of a championship.

Setters won four of the five Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series races last year as well as the Xtreme Cup for car owner Mike Quigley. The four Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series victories led Setters to the championship and all came at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., where the season begins on Friday.

"It's like the go-kart track that was my home track in Missoula," the 17-year-old said. "That's the track I raced at growing up.

"We have some new valve springs in and freshened the car so I'm hoping all the new stuff will help us start the year with a win."

Setters noted that he practiced at Electric City Speedway last weekend in his family 360ci sprint car, but he is unsure when his season debut will occur in that car. For now the success last year combined with practice laps last weekend give Setters confidence entering this weekend.

Friday's race can be watched via a live video stream at http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.TV .

UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.setters.188

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

SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Pockets Two More Podiums, Including Charge From 24th to Second Place

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (June 18, 2020) - Jack Dover nearly accomplished the unthinkable last Saturday at I-90 Speedway after taking a back-row challenge.

Dover won a heat race from second and was slated to start the Midwest Sprint Touring Series main event on the inside of the second row, but he was challenged to keep his four-race winning streak alive by starting last.

Dover lined up 24th and maneuvered through the field on a challenging track before he finished in the runner-up position by less than one tenth of a second.

"It sucks because we don't keep our winning streak going, but to do what we did on a rubber track was awesome," he said. "If I wouldn't have committed to doing it earlier in the week I probably would have started where I was supposed to in third because of the track conditions. It started rubbering down in the 305 race before us.

"I waited for people to slip out of the rubber or I'd hit the corner right to get underneath them. I took it easy on my tires and waited for other people's tires to go bad. I was patient and waited it out until things happened to other people. Once I got to fifth I started taking it easy because I knew my tires were bad."

Dover had resigned himself to finishing third before a wild last lap nearly led to another win.

"We were coming to the checkered and I was running third," he said. "Entering turn three the second-place car's tire popped and I snuck underneath him. Then the leader's tire popped out of turn four. At the finish line I didn't know who won. He ended up winning by 0.088 of a second. When I was entering turn three after taking the checkered flag one of my tires popped. We got the right amount of laps on it.

"I want to thank Cressman Sanitation. They gave me a bonus for accomplishing what we did."

Dover wrapped up the weekend by tackling a Sprint Series of Nebraska race at The New Raceway Park on Sunday. He won a heat race from fourth and finished the night by guiding Chris Roseland's 305ci sprint car to a third-place outing in the A Main.

"We were supposed to start eighth, but got out on the track late and were penalized to 10th," Dover said. "We missed the setup big time. I don't do that very often. I didn't have the car tight enough. I was way too free. I started hitting the bottom good and that's when I started passing cars. Once I got to third we were pretty even with the first two cars.

"Any time I go to a race I'm hoping for a podium finish. Considering we've been in the top five in all of our seven races this year that's a pretty good start to the season."

Dover, who now has six podium finishes in a row, plans to pilot a 360ci sprint car owned by Chris Bowers this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (24).

June 14 - The New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 3 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Liquid Trucking

Founded in 1989, family owned Liquid Trucking has grown to one of the 30 largest tank trucking companies in the United States. Liquid Trucking prides itself on providing the highest quality liquid transport services out of the Midwest and servicing the continental United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.LiquidTrucking.com.

"I'm really excited to have a big, local company I can represent," Dover said. "When we travel around the Midwest we see their trucks everywhere. It's great to have a company like that want to be part of Jack Dover Racing."

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

 

 

Hagar, Carney II, Burke, Crouch and Dominic Scelzi Guide Team ILP to Wins

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (June 18, 2020) - Five Inside Line Promotions drivers reached Victory Lane last weekend.

Derek Hagar led the way with a pair of victories. Hagar earned his first two career midget triumphs on Friday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., and on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Single-race weekend winners include:

SawBlade.com sponsored John Carney II won his second straight at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on Saturday.

Trey Burke was victorious on Sunday at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., during the Road to Indy development program for the Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series.

Brenham Crouch scored his first career outlaw micro sprint win on Sunday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

Dominic Scelzi recorded his first-ever Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions victory on Sunday at Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La.

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

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2020 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 4 (New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on May 17; Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., on May 23; and I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on May 30 and June 6); Derek Hagar - 3 (Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on May 31; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 12; and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 13); John Carney II - 2 (Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 6 and June 13); Dylan Cisney - 2 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 1 and June 6); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 24 and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on June 14); Garet Williamson - 2 (KC Raceway in Independence, Mo., on May 15 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on June 6); Seth Bergman - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on May 29); Brian Brown - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 6); Trey Burke - 1 (NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., on June 14); Brenham Crouch - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., on Feb. 9); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 9).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

Offill Ready To Return To Racing in California

PETERSEN MEDIA: Capping his stint in the Midwest off at Lake Ozark Speedway and Randolph County Raceway, Kyle Offill is looking forward to getting back to racing in his native California starting this Friday and Saturday night.

“I had a great time racing in the Midwest, and really have to thank everyone that made it possible, and give the McCarl family a special shout out for housing us the last few weeks,” Kyle Offill said. “We are back home in California now, and I am excited to take what I learned the last few weeks and put it to use this weekend at Ocean Speedway and Keller Auto Speedway.”

During his final season weekend of action in the Midwest, Offill kicked things off on Friday night at Lake Ozark Speedway where he would charge from sixth to finish second in his heat race aboard the Country Builders/Ochoco West/Brown and Miller backed No. 88 entry.

Drawing the four pill in the redraw, Offill would find himself running inside the Top-5 as things came to fruition. Continuing to hold down the fifth position, Offill would run into a bit of misfortune as a car would get sideway in front of him.

Making light contact with the out of shape car, Offill would keep his machine under power but lost several positions from the incident. Trying to make something happen on the high side of the speedway to make up the lost ground, Offill would finish the feature event in the 12th position.

Sneaking in one final race on Sunday night in Moberly, MO before making the trip back west, Offill would again have a tough heat race draw as he would lien up in the seventh position.

Picking up one position, Offill’s sixth place finish would place him in the 16th starting position for the feature event.

When the race came to life, Offill would to go work looking to work his way forward. On the second lap, he would have a run of momentum built up but he misjudged his window and contact left him with a damaged front end.

With no allotted time allowed in the work area per Sprint Invader rules, Offill would fire his entry back up, but made the decision to pull off as it was simply too risky on a track with that much speed.

“It was a bummer to end our trip like that, but we had a ton of fun and I really feel like I grew a lot as a driver,” Offill said. “Dillon and the guys really did a great job on my car all trip, and I am looking forward to getting to some familiar soil in California to see what we can do.”

Kyle Offill would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West, Brown and Miller, Maas Bros., Reliable Lumber, Boise Cascade, Offill Family Farms, Weld Wheels, HRP, FK Shocks, Arai America Helmets, Hinchman Racewear, Maxim Chassis, and B. Scadden Design for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 11, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 5

ON TAP: Offill is set to take on Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday night before traveling to Hanford, CA on Saturday night for the KWS season opener.

 

 

NORTH EAST MOTOR SPORTS MUSEUM TO REOPEN WITH MIDGET CAR EXHIBIT

LOUDON, NH: After an unprecedented temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic the North East Motor Sports Museum (922 NH Route 106, Loudon, NH) is ready to reopen to the public on Saturday June 20th for the first time since March 7th. The museum will reopen on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm for the remainder of June with possibly adding Fridays starting in July. New Hampshire museums have been given the approval to reopen by Governor Sununu with guidelines from the state.

While the museum was closed to the public for 104 days the team has been updating exhibits. The museums 2020 feature exhibit “The Mighty Midgets” presented by late board member Frank Manafort opens on June 20th and will feature seven historically significant New England midget cars. In addition to the cars, you will see rare midget photography and artifacts. Other new cars to arrive include “Jungle Jim” Liberman’s Lindblad Funny Car, Richie Evans Ghost Rider Modified, Joey Logano’s 2018 NASCAR Cup Car and Alan Darrah’s 1930 Ford Ice Racer.

Hundreds of rare New England auto racing photos have been added to our one of a kind photo books and 25 new large format photos are now hanging on our walls. Also now on display is the original Catamount Stadium street sign from Vermont.

The museum will be open for extended days and hours during the rescheduled NASCAR Cup weekend on August 2nd. Our annual car show fundraiser has been re-branded and revamped as “Hot Rods, Muscle and More” and will take place on August 15th. The car show will be co-promoted with the popular NH Muscle Cars Club.

Visiting the museum will be a bit different. We are asking visitors to please wear masks while inside the museum and practice social distancing from others as we protect our volunteers and guests. If you do not have a mask one will be provided for you. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum. Our interactive exhibits such as our slot car track and iRacing Simulator will be temporarily closed per state guidelines.

About the North East Motor Sports Museum:

The museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a 501-c-3 educational non-profit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and share the history of motorsports in the Northeast. The 10,000 square foot museum opened in 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. Call 603-783-0183 or visit nemsmuseum.com to learn more.

 

 

ISMA Cancels July 11 Appearance at Jukasa Motor Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (June 17, 2020) - Due to the extension of the border closure between the United States and Canada, ISMA has been forced to cancel its Jukasa Motor Speedway apperance until 2021. The race was scheduled for Saturday, July 11.

While the border closure is tentatively scheduled to remain in effect through July 21, ISMA’s only other event in Canada; August 15 at Delaware Speedway, already received the axe. That show will also wait until the 2021 season.

At this time, ISMA is not releasing any further information or updates regarding the Hy-Miler at Sandusky Speedway, or any other remaining events this season. The Hy-Miler Nationals does remain on as scheduled for July 24 and 25.

Up to date information on the International Supermodified Association can be found using the series website www.ISMASupers.com. You can also LIKE ISMA Supermodifieds on Facebook at Facebook.com/ISMASupers or FOLLOW on Twitter and Instagram @ISMASupers.

About the International Supermodified Association: ISMA was founded in 1974 by multi-time Oswego Speedway champions Jim Shampine and Nolan Swift to ensure the future and longevity of Supermodified racing. Powered by their earth shaking 900 horsepower engines, the winged Supermodified is one of the fastest short track race cars in the world capable of reaching speeds up to 160mph. Through 45 seasons of operation, ISMA continues to be one of the most popular, well recognized touring series in short track racing.

 

 

INDY SUMMER NATIONALS TO RECEIVE UNPARALLELED STREAMING COVERAGE

Brownsburg, Indiana – June 17, 2020 – Must See Racing and Revsracing LLC today announced streaming details of this weekends “Indy Summer Nationals” at Lucas Oil Raceway. For those fans who are unable to attend the event it will be available as a per-per-view on www.mustseeracing.tv this Saturday June 20.

The event will feature the return of non-winged sprint cars to LOR for the first time in nearly nine seasons. The current expected entry list for the Must See Racing non-wing event currently stands at over thirty cars headlined by standout drivers Bobby Santos III, Kody Swanson, Tyler Roahrig, Dakoda Armstrong, Caleb Armstrong, Jimmy McCune, Chris Neuenschwander, Kyle O'Gara, and Brian Gerster among others.

The Midwest Supermodified Series and Midwest Compact Touring Series Presented by Rev X Oil will also be competing in this block buster event. 1978 USAC Sprint Car champion Tom Bigelow will serve as grand marshal.

There are nearly twenty MSS Supermodifieds currently entered that includes Otto Sitterly, Bobby Santos III, Greg Furlong, Mike McVetta, and Trent Stephens among others.

The Must See Racing / Speed Sport Production will feature an all-star production cast and will deliver high quality content into the homes of those not able to attend the event in person, particularly Canadian race fans, who cannot attend due to the still-closed US/Canada border.

Derek Pernisiglio and Jacob Seelman will handle co-announcing duties while Michael McIntyre of Road Trip Productions will be the on-site technical director.

The event is scheduled to go live at 3:00 PM EST and will cover everything from hot laps, qualifying, heat races, and all feature events. Officials do not plan to have any downtime during the telecast and will keep the viewer updated with news and interviews when there is no live action on the track.

Purchasing this event is an easy and quick process that can be done prior to the event by going to www.mustseeracing.tv.

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Members Offered Live Streaming Options This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2020) - RacinBoys is producing a trio of events this weekend.

First up is a live video stream of the USAC Wholesale Batteries Inc. Midwest Wingless Racing Association as the non-wing sprints visit U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., Friday evening. RacinBoys All Access members will be able to view the event live.

Hot laps through Victory Lane will be streamed with the coverage brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

RacinBoys All Access members will also be able to listen to live audio from the racing program at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Saturday. Classes include Champ 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Mini Stocks and Junior Mini Stocks.

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

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast continues on Saturday evening.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country.

Featured action this Saturday includes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.; the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind.; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.; and ASCS regional competition at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz.; at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.; and at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Sams III Makes Bid for Top Five During First Race Since Early March

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (June 16, 2020) - Danny Sams III nearly picked up a top five last Friday at I-96 Speedway when he made his first start in more than three months.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver rallied from midpack to contend for fifth place before a late incident relegated him to an 18th-place finish during the Great Lakes Super Sprints event.

"We put a 180 degree different setup on it," he said. "It was completely new to us. We were fast in hot laps, but we qualified bad. In the heat we found more speed and passed one car."

Sams III qualified 18th quickest. He then advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race to lock into the 15th starting spot in the main event.

"We found speed and I got up to sixth," he said. "I went into turn three and lost all steering with three or four laps to go. I spun the car out on purpose so I wouldn't hurt the car. Then another car ended up coming around and got into me, which broke the Jacob's Ladder."

Sams III was unable to finish the race after the incident.

"We were very happy we had so much speed in the car," he said. "It was tough to pass and we drove through the field. It wasn't a points deal; it was more of a learning experience for us."

This Saturday offers another opportunity to learn as Sams III is scheduled to make his debut at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Mich. The team is pulling his backup 360ci winged sprint car down to compete in the 410ci sprint car division.

"We want to go to a new track and try a new setup," he said. "It'll shake down the backup car to make sure everything is where we want it to be. We want to run decent. If we can move forward it'll be a successful night.

"I also want to thank Jim Mann for letting us stay at his shop."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 12 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 18 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Mich.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Boulton Earns First Top-Five Finish of Season at Crowley's Ridge and Adds Top 10 at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (June 17, 2020) - Tucker Boulton needs laps to regain the comfortable feeling he had in a sprint car.

Boulton, who was out for two months because of burns to 70 percent of his legs, recently returned, but he battled engines woes during his first night out and spent another week on the shelf waiting to get it back.

Boulton got his powerplant last Thursday and went to work getting it back in his 305ci winged sprint car to run the next two nights at a pair of Arkansas tracks.

That work was rewarded. Not only did the 17-year-old get some valuable track time, he led laps and landed his first top-five finish of the season on Friday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould. Boulton added a top-10 run the next night at Riverside International Speedway.

"We're still working on getting my legs under me and getting used to the car," he said. "It's going a little smoother than we expected, except for the motor problems. It's feeling like it did last year at this point.

"It's important getting all of these laps. That's why we are entering all of the sprint car classes when we go to a race. We want to get as many laps as possible and prepare through seat time and experience."

Boulton started on the pole of his heat race Friday night and he hung on for the win. In the feature, he started fourth on the grid and got to the lead before a lapped car crossed him up and dropped him to a third-place finish.

Boulton again had a solid effort on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway. He moved forward in his heat race, starting fourth and finishing second. Unfortunately, Boulton got caught in a chain-reaction incident and spun in the feature. He battled back to record a respectable 10 th-place result.

"I've been competing with myself on being more comfortable passing cars and throwing slide jobs," he said. "This week was very important. I'm so much more confident now."

Boulton will take that confidence to Riverside International Speedway this Saturday for the Greg Hodnett Memorial, which features a bigger purse for the 305 sprint car division.

"I'm extremely excited," said Boulton, who has one top five and two top-10 finishes in three starts this season. "It's a big race with a lot of cars and I'm looking forward to dicing it up."

QUICK RESULTS

June 12 - Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (4).

June 13 - Riverside International Raceway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 10 (6).

SEASON STATS

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Raceway in West Memphis, Ark., for the 2nd annual Greg Hodnett Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - NAPA Auto Parts in Millington, Tenn.

The American retailer distributes automotive replacement parts, accessories and service items in North America. NAPA also stocks tools, equipment and many other items for heavy duty trucks and marine and farming equipment. For more information, visit https://www.napaonline.com/en/tn/millington/store/28337 .

"We're excited to welcome NAPA Auto Parts in Millington, Tenn., aboard," Boulton said. "We went in to look for some oil and just got talking about racing, and the guy used to race. He hooked us up with oil and oil filters and is going to help us out for the season. We really appreciate the support."

Boulton would also like to thank DHR Suspension, Henderson Recovery and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Earns First Career Top 10 With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - CHATHAM, La. (June 17, 2020) - Channin Tankersley won a heat race, made the dash and scored a top-10 finish last Sunday during his third career start with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

The Old School Racing competitor improved throughout a trio of races with the series during the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through the Plains presented by Hercules Tires. Tankersley, who has limited 410ci winged sprint car experience, improved his qualifying, heat race and feature result during each of the three nights.

"We learned a lot," he said. "We're still trying to figure out everything. We're getting more comfortable. It is significantly different as far as the adjustments you make toward the car. We're starting from scratch. The tires were a struggle to get a feel for. In general we were trying to get more comfortable."

It began on June 5 at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., where Tankersley qualified 25th quickest. He gained two positions in a heat race to place seventh before a sixth-place outing in the B Main earned a transfer into the back of the main event. Tankersley picked up four spots to place 20th.

He resumed competition with the series last Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas. Tankersley timed in 15th quickest overall before finishing fifth in a heat race. He capped the night by advancing from 16th to 14th in the A Main.

The action concluded on Sunday at Chatham Speedway. Tankersley qualified 12 th quickest to kick off the race, which put him on the pole of a heat race.

"Thankfully we did well enough in qualifying to catch the heat race inversion and start on the pole," he said. "My whole goal was to win it so we could get in the dash. The biggest thing was to get a good start and get going. The way the track was if I didn't make any mistakes I'd have a good shot at holding them off."

Tankersley did just that, winning his first career All Star heat race to make the dash for the first time. He then placed eighth in the dash before ending the night 10th in the main event.

"I feel like we made a lot of improvements," he said. "We gained on it throughout the three nights and will be in a better position when we go racing again. We're going to take the next couple of weeks off before trying to find a race on July 4 Weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 5 - Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 6 (5); Feature: 20 (24).

June 13 - LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 14 (16).

June 14 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (5); Feature: 10 (8).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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.

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

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

 

 

Henderson Picks Up Top-20 Finish Against World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 17, 2020) - Justin Henderson and Mike Sandvig Racing competed in back-to-back nights with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

Henderson highlighted the Brownells Big Guns Bash doubleheader with a 17 th-place finish on Saturday after he finished in the Last Chance Showdown on Friday against a field of 50-plus drivers.

"It was really a tale of two nights as we struggled with something mechanical on Night 1 and never really got going," he said. "But on Saturday we had the car going really well. We're not far off from where we want to be."

Friday night began in time trials as Henderson laid down a lap of 15.727 seconds - good enough for 19th in his group. This earned him the 10th starting spot in a heat race. He advanced one position to finish ninth before capping the night by placing 10th in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We had some issues with the car and we were unaware of what it was until afterwards," he said. "It was a bummer. We tried just about everything and we couldn't get it figured out. But those nights happen and we got her fixed up and ready for Saturday."

Looking for redemption during the Saturday night finale, Henderson showed improvement as he laid down a lap of 15.960 seconds in time trials - good enough for seventh fastest in his group. He then finished where he started in a heat race - fourth - to lock himself directly into the 14th starting spot in the A Main.

Henderson was on the move early and he advanced as high as 10th place. However, after a late caution the car struggled in terms of handling and dropped to 17th. The top 20 was Henderson's fourth in seven races this season.

"We were running second in the heat and that would've put us in a really good position for the feature and we dropped two spots there late, which hurt our feature starting spot," he said. "But we were actually really good in the feature and were moving forward and the car just went away after that last caution. I think maybe the tires sealed over, but we had a better car than the results suggest."

Henderson and Sandvig will remain at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday as the track runs its second weekly program of the 2020 season. He will also compete on Friday night in 360ci sprint car competition in his own car at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

"Mike and I worked together to make our cars identical so any time I can get seat time it's benefiting what we do together," Henderson said. "We've had some really promising moments together this year and some disappointing ones as well. However, I think we're well on our way to ripping off great runs and we'll be in contention this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 9 (10); B Main: 10 (13).

June 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 17 (14).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

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"We're happy to have Boji Custom Metal Works on board as a sponsor for 2020," team owner Mike Sandvig said. "They do great work and provide a fast service. I'd recommend them to anybody who asks."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Eszlinger Electric, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Blud Lubricants, GRP Motorsports and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Claims 15th annual USCS Speedweek Championship After String of Podium Finishes

Inside Line Promotions - BYRAM, Miss. (June 17, 2020) - Jordon Mallett scored three podium finishes last weekend en route to capturing the 15 th annual USCS Series Speedweek championship.

Dating back to the first three races two weeks ago, Mallett was the only driver to finish on the podium in each of the six races. He was also the hard charger during the Speedweek finale on Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway.

"We were not really planning on running the whole deal, but after the first three races we saw we were up front and my wife really pushed me to try and win the thing," he said. "The plan was just to try and further tune these new Triple X chassis and build a notebook. We did that and then some by winning the championship."

Entering Speedweek Round 4 on Thursday at North Alabama Speedweek in Tuscumbia, Ala., with a 24-point advantage in the standings, Mallett began the night by placing fifth in the dash before winning a heat race from the pole position.

Mallett lined up for the feature on the inside of the third row and he quickly moved into fourth on the initial start. After settling into the third position, Mallett tracked down the leaders in traffic before a caution came out with five laps to go. The clean air allowed the leaders to pull away and Mallett settled for a third-place finish.

"We were pretty good, but we just needed to be in a better position for the feature," he said. "Some of these races it's so important to get on the front row at the start and ultimately the track was just tough to really do too much on."

Mallett headed to Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., the following night. He placed fourth in the dash and third in a heat race. For the second consecutive night Mallett lined up fifth in the A Main and he struggled on the initial start, dropping to seventh. Following another late-race caution, Mallett utilized the bottom of the track to advance to third.

"I wasn't really where I wanted to be early in the night and it took us a little while to get to where I felt good," he said. "You really have to take every opportunity you get to pass cars on these tracks and we just were not quite as good as the leaders."

Mallett traveled 85 miles north to the Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday. He finished fourth in both the dash and a heat race.

Mallett started 11th in the feature and knowing he could wrap up a championship with a solid effort, he planned to be cautious with his approach. Using an extremely fast race car, Mallett quickly diced his way up to third place and once there he decided not to push the envelope to secure the title.

"It really started to creep into my mind that we could wrap up the title if we ran well on the last night, so that was definitely in the back of my mind all night," he said. "I was going back and forth on if I should push it and go for the win or just stay steady in third. My mind said go and the car said go, but ultimately I wanted the title and I didn't want to cost myself it trying to get a win. It was just really a bittersweet night as in different circumstances we might win the race."

Mallett will take this weekend off to prepare for the return of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour the following week. In its first races since March due to the effects of COVID-19, the series will head to Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on June 25 and to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on June 27.

"I'm looking forward to a return to ASCS racing and I feel like we've used the time off wisely to kind of fine-tune our program," he said. "We knew coming into this season that it would take some time to learn how the Triple X chassis would run and in a way, this was a blessing as we've got ourselves dialed in without sacrificing points on the tour."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 11 - North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala. - Dash: 5 (6); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (5).

June 12 - Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss. - Dash: 4 (5); Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (5).

June 13 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Dash: 4 (4); Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (11).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

June 25 at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., and June 27 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

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

 

 

Hagar Captures First Two Career Midget Victories During Arkansas Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (June 16, 2020) - Derek Hagar has won a lot of races in many different types of cars, but a triumph had eluded him in his limited time behind the wheel of a midget.

That changed last weekend when Hagar swept the weekend, guiding Hagar Proctor Racing to a heat race and main event victory on Friday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., and on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.

"It was a good weekend," he beamed. "Midget racing is definitely different than what we're used to doing. It was a weekend we put on just to have something to do to where we get to race and it worked out. We had a good car both nights and we were able to come out on top."

Hagar claimed a heat race from the pole position on Friday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway. He lined up on the outside of the front row for the A Main.

"I tried to run the top the first couple of laps, but I couldn't get anything done," he said. "I was noticing second place was staying with me on the bottom so I went down to the bottom. About five laps in it started taking patchy rubber. We led every lap and were able to get our first midget victory."

Momentum continued on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway, where Hagar advanced from second to win a heat race and the main event.

"It was slide job after slide job for the lead in the feature," he said. "We got a good start and then it was called back for a caution. On the third start we got going, but we fell back to second. Howard Moore put a half straightaway on me. We rode there until we got to traffic. Sometimes it pays to run second. Everything happens so quickly and the outcome can change quickly. He got checked up by a car and I was able to keep my momentum up and do a slide job on him. We did that for three or four laps. It made the racing so much fun. I was able to clear him and three lapped cars at the same time. I think I led the last six laps."

The two wins give Hagar three trips to Victory Lane in only seven races this season.

Hagar plans to drive a 360ci sprint car for Jerry Caldwell this Saturday at Riverside International Raceway during the 2nd annual Greg Hodnett Memorial.

"I ran a 305 sprint car for him once two or three years ago," Hagar said. "Hopefully we can contend for another win this weekend. I ran third during the inaugural Greg Hodnett Memorial last year so it'd mean a lot if we could come out on top this