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Basic 2018 Purse Announced for Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – February 23, 2018 - Officials with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest have released the basic purse for the 2018 race season.

Each event could be higher pending potential sponsors climbing aboard per event. Basic pay is $700 to win and $250 to start a twenty-car-field. Any added pay for an event will be announced on the official SSO facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma.

The third season for the SSO gets underway next Saturday night, May 3, at Red River Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma with a special start time of 4:00 PM. Gates will open at 11:00 PM. This event will pay $750.

Below is the basic 2018 purse for the SSO:

1) $700, 2) $500, 3) $400, 4) $375, 5) $350, 6) $325, 7) $300, 8) $295, 9) $290, 10) $285, 11) $280, 12) $275, 13) $270, 14) $265, 15) $260, 16) $255, 17-20) $250

As mentioned, this will be the third season for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Tires Southwest and currently has an eighteen-race schedule. For more information on the SSO check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma or call competition director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202.

Officials with the SSO would like to thank Smiley’s Racing Products for once again becoming series presenting partner and will again award the 2018 series point champion $1000 cash. Also, would like to welcome Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest as a series presenting partner as they will award a set of Hoosier Racing tires to one lucky driver at the year-end points banquet in a random draw. Drivers must finish in positions second through tenth in the final point standings to be eligible.

Contingency partners for 2018 include Rod End Supply; Saldana Racing Products; Pyrotech Fuel Cells, Keizer Wheels, Super Shox, Bishop Racing Components, Martens Machine, Pole Position, Young Tool Company, Carter-Maxwell Goodyear, David Grace and Lynda Maxwell.

 

 

MyRacePass Creates Track Website for Kokomo Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 23, 2018) - MyRacePass has produced a new track website for Kokomo Speedway.

The website - http://www.KokomoSpeedway.net - has pages showcasing the schedule and results, news, track history, photos, videos, points, rules, an online store and more.

Kokomo Speedway is a quarter-mile dirt oval located in Kokomo, Ind. The track was established in 1947 and will host its 71st season of action in 2018.

Kokomo Speedway will showcase many top-notch shows this year, including the USAC National Sprint Car Series on July 21 and Aug. 22-25, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Oct. 6 and many of the top midget drivers around the country during the famed Kokomo Klash on Oct. 19-20.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

MyRacePass (MRP), originally Driver Websites, contains much of the racing content people are looking for. Tens of thousands of drivers, more than a thousand race tracks and race series, and more than a million race fans are included in the MyRacePass network. There are communication tools, management tools and promotional tools available for anyone to use. Bottom line - they make promotion and management much easier!

DOWNLOAD THE MYRACEPASS APP -

Have you downloaded the new MyRacePass App yet? It's FREE! This is an all-in-one app for drivers, tracks, series and FANS! Our App provides information such as lineups and results, point standings, live timing, event tickets, apparel and so much more! You can find the App on Google Play or App Store today!

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our PRO website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com. For instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass .

 

 

Courtney Takes Two Winter Dirt Games Wins

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 23, 2018) – It was a near perfect start to the 2018 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car season for Tyler Courtney and the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc Sprint Car team.

Only slowed by a cut tire in the opening leg of last weekend’s “Winter Dirt Games” at Bubba Raceway Park, “Sunshine” stormed to victory lane on both Friday and Saturday night atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in Ocala, FL, to escape the Sunshine State among the top three in series points.

“It’s good for everyone on the team,” the driver of the Rider-powered Driven2SaveLives Spike-chassis explains. “It gives us a lot of confidence going into the rest of the season, it takes a lot of question marks out about whether this was the right move to make or not.”

There was little to question about the Schoenfeld Headers/Wilwood Brakes team in last weekend’s set of events.

“The only thing that could have been better would have been to win the opening night too,” Courtney comments. “I didn’t get the greatest of qualifying laps and put us behind the eight ball.”

After winning his heat race, Courtney was still on the move in Thursday’s opening round of the “Winter Dirt Games” before a cut tire interrupted his charge.

“We had passed seven cars in the first ten laps, the car was definitely good,” Courtney explained after his run from the 17th starting position.

Courtney went on to salvage an eleventh-place finish in the opener before literally owning the rest of the weekend on Friday and Saturday.

He timed in third aboard the CSI Shocks/Walker Filtration entry on Friday before winning his heat race and then making an impressive slide past two rivals into the lead on the third round of the feature. Courtney led the rest of the way in the 30-lapper for his first triumph of the young season after posting 15 wins last year.

“I knew I needed to get there,” Courtney explains. “I was running that next groove up from where they were and it stuck. I knew it was only a matter of time before they got there too. So, I knew I needed to get by them and get going.”

After timing in eighth on Saturday night, Courtney won his third heat race of the weekend and landed on the pole of the 30-lap “Winter Dirt Games” finale. He left little doubt from there, bursting into the lead at the outset and checking out on the field for a second win in as many nights.

“I think it handled even better tonight,” Courtney commented afterward. “We were able to go pretty much anywhere I put it.”

It was the season opening weekend that “Sunshine” and the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing team was seeking.

“We made our mark, was just have to keep digging,” Courtney says.

“I’m anxious to get to the next one at Lawrenceburg, I just wish it was sooner,” Courtney comments of the next race on the USAC National Sprint Car slate on March 31. “That will give the guys plenty of time to go through everything and be sure we’re ready.”

The opening weekend’s wins also came aboard a car that featured a throwback look to a past Bryan Clauson entry.

“That was a cool throwback to a car that Bryan drove for Chuck (Eberhardt) and Fred (Zirzow),” Courtney explains. “That meant a lot because Chuck and Fred were the first guys to take chance on me and put me in a car when nobody knew if could even race or not.”

“Sunshine” clearly carried the colors admirably.

After what will be a rare idle weekend, Courtney is back in action next Wednesday and Thursday with the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas for the Seventh Annual Sin City Showdown aboard Mike Phulps’ Metal Works No. 56 Sprint Car.

2018 Quick Stats: 5 races, 2 wins, 3 top-fives, 3 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC West Coast Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday and Thursday, February 28 and March 1. For those unable to catch the action in person, it is available via PPV on www.dirtvision.com.

Keep Track: Keep track of Tyler Courtney’s on-track action including schedule and results at www.tylercourtney.com.

If you would like Tyler Courtney Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com. Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

MARTOCCI’S AUTOMOTIVE RETURN TO QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT MARCH 4-10

The 2018 edition of the Quaker Steak and Lube Eleventh Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is into the final countdown stages of the event highlighting the past, present and future of auto racing all coming together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Another sponsor has joined the growing list of sponsors for the event and everything is pointing in the right direction for the fabulous week long gathering. The doors of the Phillipsburg Mall will swing open to the public on opening day set for Sunday, March 4th starting at 1 PM with an autograph and interview session of Nazareth Speedway driving legends honoring two time Nazareth Modified Champion Bill Tanzosh. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the Mall traffic and will run through March 10th

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

The latest sponsor signing on is Martocci's Automotive located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Owner Tommy Martocci has not only built himself a solid reputation as a solid competitor in the racing world but his twenty five plus years of mechanical excellence in the automotive field has been the foundation for his very successful auto repair business. Located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Martocci's Automotive is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and a one hundred percent guarantee for their expert services. Martocci's Automotive is a complete automotive repair facility offering new car warranty services, alignments, 30-60-90K services, air conditioning service and repair, exhaust repair, transmission service, diagnostics, electrical, suspension, engines, tune-ups, cooling systems, tire and also offer high performance engines and parts as well. Contact them at: 570-517-2777 with any questions or to make an appointment or log on to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com Shop hours are: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8 AM until 6 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM until 8 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM until 2 PM. Martocci's Automotive is the one stop complete auto repair facility in the Pocono Mountains.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. In place thus far is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. Contact IRCO at: 908-859-1811 and check out their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, can be reached at: 610-462-4302 orlog-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com Premio Foods offers a great line of Sausage Products. Visit their website at: www.premiofoods.com R&T International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and the phone number is: 570-476-2120. Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop is located at 102 Commerce Way in Stockertown and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or: www.alexstire.com

Adams Brother Used Auto Parts can be reached at: 610-264-4411.Hamlin Speedway kicks-off in April with7 divisions of great racing on Saturday nights. Contact the speedway today at: 570-420-5500 or their website at: www.hamlinspeed.com Try the S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts for some honest to goodness fun. Check out the website at: www.SSSpeedways.com Jeff's Automotive is located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton and the number to reach them is: 610-253-6565 or visit their website at: www.jeffsautomotive.com Gardner's Auto Service can be reached at: 484-896-8575 or check out their website at: www.gardnersautoservice.com Smitty's Collision Center can be reached at: 610-258-5297 or at: www.smittysofpalmer.com JPA Masonry has joined the show and contact them by phone at: 570-839-9656 or at: info@jpamasonry.com. Upstate Auto located in Germantown, New York is a new sponsor and can be reached at: 518-537-2237 or: www.upstateautoinc.com. APS Powder Coating Services can be contacted at: 610-863-0570 or: apspowdercoating@gmail.com. ARM Automotive can be reached at: 610-588-2761 or: www.armautomotive.com R&T International Muffler can be reached at: 570-476-2120 or: imbinc@verizon.net.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Cars, 270 and 600 Sprints, Midgets, All Sprint car divisions, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Accord and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

The announcing team of Ed and Steve Pados, Bobby Stull, Justin Beltrame and Alex Greenzweig are in place to handle the interview sessions for the 11th consecutive season.The show has also incorporated Drag Racing into the show and all drag strips in the area have been invited to take part in the show.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or at: steveswp@ptd.net through email. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2018

Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive, Upstate Auto Sales and Huston’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Bill Tanzosh with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting the Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop, Smitty’s Collision Center and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Drag Racing Night featuring current and past facilities

Tuesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Dean Auto Sport presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: West End, Keystone, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and more

Wednesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, JPA Masonry and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 8- (6:30)- Penn Jersey Supermarkets and Gardner’s Auto Service presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond, Mahoning and Evergreen Speedways

Friday - March 9 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – APS Powder coating, ARM Automotive and Ralph’s Radiator presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Bobby Rossell with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (7:00 PM)- Martocci Automotive, R&T International Muffler and Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, Vintage ¾ Midgets, Midgets, Action Track, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, 305, 358,360 and 410 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 10 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special Tribute to All Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & all Speedways with interview and autograph sessions and the Presentation of the “Tas” Awards (Ray Liss, Harry Dee, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Osmun)

IRCO is a nightly sponsor for all events. Charitable Organization is St John’s Angels

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour

This year’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour fast time award will be presented by Quick Time Mortgage and ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust. The fast qualifier each night will receive $100 cash courtesy of Quick Time Mortgage and a $100 certificate courtesy of ADCO Driveline.

Do you like racing towards your dreams at record speed? Quick Time Mortgage just launched by Union Mortgage of California (which has been in business for 27-years) provides cutting edge technology and service allowing for mortgage closings in as little as 10-21 days. Specializing in purchase, refinance debt consolidation, renovation and energy efficient upgrade financing, plus first-time home buyer programs, down payment assistance and 100% financing.

Quick Time Mortgage has earmarked funds to help support the racing community and will partner with SCCT, the C&H Hunt Wingless Tour and Placerville Speedway in 2018.

ADCO Driveline is located in Shingle Springs, CA and has been building and repairing drivelines for nearly 40 years. Founded in 1974, it was purchased in 1980 by Rich Lyman. Current owner Ken Short managed the shop for several years before purchasing it with his wife, Theresa, in 2007.

In 2016 ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust was voted best muffler shop in El Dorado County by the Mountain Democrat. Ken is heavily involved in the community, sponsoring both Ponderosa High School and El Dorado High School. His active involvement with the Placerville Speedway is carrying on the family tradition, as his grandfather painted sprint cars and race cars in the 60's and 70's.

To learn more about Quick Time Mortgage please visit them at www.quicktimemortgage.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/quicktimemortgage and follow on Twitter @quicktimemtg

To learn more about ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust log onto http://www.adcodriveline.com/ and visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/adcodriveline/

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Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards 2018 Schedule

Saturday March 31: Placerville Speedway
Saturday April 14: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Jimmy Sills Classic)
Saturday April 28: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 12: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday June 16: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA
Saturday June 30: Placerville Speedway (Salute to the Fans with King of the West-NARC)
Sunday July 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 7: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Friday September 21: Placerville Speedway (Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout)
Saturday September 22: Placerville Speedway (Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout)
Saturday October 13: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA (33rd annual Cotton Classic with King of the West-NARC)
Saturday November 3: Stockton Dirt Track (35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with King of the West-NARC)

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

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

 

 

TMAC Scores Big in the Sunshine State!

Des Moines, IA (February 23, 2018) – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team kicked off his 2018 American season with a bang, scoring his 3rd career Ronald Laney Memorial win. The veteran racer from Altoona, Iowa left the state of Florida with an extra $10k in his pocket after consistent runs in the preliminaries and holding off a stout field in the finale. TMAC will drop the 410 back in the car to compete with the Outlaws next week in Las Vegas.

It was a shorter swing than usual for TMAC in the Sunshine State, but the trip was a success. “We had a good run in Australia and we just weren’t quite ready to go for Volusia,” he says. “We got to East Bay and the chassis we have from Paul Silva was awesome. Paul is one of the best mechanics in the world and some of the advice he gave on setups was spot on. That combined with the support from Don Long and the 360 motors from Jamie Moyle were incredible. I really can’t thank Don and Jamie enough for everything they do.”

TMAC kicked off the weekend with a pair of 4th place finishes on the preliminary nights, before having the pole drawn for him in the Saturday night finale. He led all 40 laps and fended off a late slide job attempted by Tim Shaffer with three to go; picking up his third Laney Memorial win. “East Bay is one of my favorite tracks in the country. It’s such a tricky track to prepare for, which makes it a true driver and mechanic track,” he says. “We have so many friends down there that give us great support: Randy Burnett of Burnett’s Rock & Landscaping and Zac Creel at Dynasty Stucco make it possible for us to go down every year and they really take care of us. I also have to thank Bobby Myers and ‘Chubby’ from C&B for all of the help they provide.”

He spoke about how much making the trip to Florida and this event win means to him: “Dad would go down every year in the ‘70s and always came back with a tan, which was weird for February in Iowa, but now I get to go down with Austin and Carson. It’s become a great thing for all of the family. Also, I might be one of the few guys left out there that knew Ronald (Laney), so being able to support the event and keep his name alive is really special!”

TMAC noted that it was a great start to the season, but shared a bit of wisdom from one of the all-time greats in the sport. “Gary Wright once told me, ‘all the notes you can take in Florida are great, but once you cross the state line heading north, throw them out, because they won’t work anywhere else.”

TMAC Motorsports will be back in action next week, starting Wednesday, February 28th, in Sin City. “We’ll be putting Austin’s Simplot Grower Solutions #17A upstairs and have the SnowPlow.com #24 down below in the hauler to head west and run with the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas,” says TMAC. “It will be good to get Austin some seat time this early in the season and it’s always fun to race against the best.”

McCarl Family Websites!

Driverwebsites.com develops the websites for the McCarl boys. Check out www.TerryMcCarl.com, as well as www.AustinMcCarl.com and www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

"Tuesdays with TMAC" is an up close and personal look at colorful sprint car veteran Terry McCarl. To receive "Tuesdays with TMAC", send an e-mail to broegracewriting@gmail.com with "TMAC" in the subject line.

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors: SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, TW Vance Trucking, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Hoosier Tire, Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone, Octane Ink, Destiny Motorsports, Country Builders Construction, AL Drive Line, All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Aurora Rod Ends, Bell Helmets, Berryhill Racing, Bob and Beulah Elder, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Butlerbuilt, CM Rock, Crow Safety, DriverWebsites.com, Dynasty Stucco, Engler Injection, HRP, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Kilani Fender, Inc., KSE Steering, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Mote Fasteners, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, Phil and Vivian, Pro Shocks, Rens Trucking, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scribner Plastics, Silva Chassis, Simplot Grower Solutions, Snap On Tools, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Sposato Paint, Strange Performance, SuperFlow, Waterman Fuel Pumps, and Winters.

 

 

TICKETS GOING FAST for TMS TONY STEWART SPRINT CAR NATL'S - APRIL 6 & 7!

FT. WORTH, TX (2/23/18) by DarinShort.com. When the sun goes down, the dirt will fly at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track during O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR weekend, with the running of the 2nd annual Tony Stewart Texas Sprint Car Nationals. Last year’s event drew a near sell-out crowd – and reserved grandstand tickets and pit passes are now available for purchase.

Racing takes place nightly Friday April 6th and Saturday April 7th, featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series. Hot Laps are at 7pm, Opening Ceremonies take place at 7:30pm with racing action firing up thereafter. Tony Stewart and Kenny Wallace are just a few of the headliners that have already committed to competing in racing events nightly. Additional featured drivers will be announced as the event draws nearer.

Two-day, reserved, grandstand tickets are selling at a blistering pace - grab yours now before they sell out!

Visit www.darinshort.com/ts and there you will find links to purchase reserved tickets or pit passes, and within a few clicks you'll be all set for both nights of high speed, high intensity dirt track racing. The two-day advance reserved seat grandstand passes will save you a total of $11.

General Admission section grandstand tickets are also on sale. G.A. seats are located in corners 1 & 4 – while supplies last, at the above link.

Pit passes can be purchased online, or on race day. On race day, pit passes are available at the TMS Credentials Trailer, located at Mark Martin Drive, across the street from pit entrance (the back side of the dirt track entrance next to I-35W and the large marquee sign), or at the main grandstand ticket booth. No ATVs, UTVs or golf carts are allowed in pit area unless it is assigned to a race team competing in the event.

Nightly pit pass prices are $35 each, but on Friday night you can purchase a 2-day pit pass for $60, a savings of $10 (the 2-day pit pass is available online too). Note that pit passes do not include grandstand admission to this event.

You can upgrade your pit pass nightly at the ticket booth at the grandstand entrance on the west side of the track for $20 (if G.A. admission is still available).

Conversely, if you would like to upgrade any grandstand seat to include a pit pass, you can do so for $20 nightly using the same procedure at the grandstand ticket booth.

Both upgrade, or combo-ticket options are only available on race day.

'Race Fan Tip' from this writer: my suggestion is get your reserved G.A. tickets now. Then on race night if you decide "Hey, this is a great day to go take a selfie in the pits next to Tony Stewart's sprint car" (for example), then all you do is go to the grandstand ticket booth and upgrade to a pit pass at that point. That way you don't have to risk not having a grandstand seat while you're out having fun in the pit area.

If you've yet to get your NASCAR weekend tickets, you can click here. Then you'll have your weekend plate full of racing at both tracks...day and night!

Back to the ‘dirt' on Tony Stewart Texas Sprint Car Nationals events, joining the ASCS Sprint Cars will be the TMS Limited Modified Invitational, which features 40 of the best teams in the region. Each division will compete in heat races, B-features and Championship A-features nightly.

Entries are closed in the Limited Modified division as the 40-car field is set. The ASCS Sprint Cars will register upon arrival on race night, so there is no 'early driver registration' page for this event for either division.

At the race fan page www.darinshort.com/ts.html you will find complete Tony Stewart Texas Sprint Car Nationals information, such as directions, pictures, video clips, ticketing links, detailed schedule, event press releases and any urgent messages that the Speedway might wish to convey along the way and much more. Please save this web link as it will be updated frequently between now and through the race weekend.

THANK YOU to all the race fans that have already purchased tickets to the Tony Stewart Texas Sprint Car Nationals April 6th-7th at TMS's Dirt Track. Please click here to get yours if you've yet to do so...it's going to be another great weekend of racing to compliment your O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR weekend!

 

 

McKnight Planning Four Trips to Oswego in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (February 22, 2018) - Brampton, Ontario’s Dave McKnight has been as busy as any Supermodified driver out there the past four years. He’s spent that time with Morton Motorsports traveling to a variety of events between ISMA, MSA, and of course at Oswego Speedway. Approaching their fifth season together, McKnight and team owner Gary Morton are ready as ever to ‘right the ship’ following a challenging 2017 campaign.

Obviously, McKnight knows how to get around. He’s the 2001 ISMA champion and a winner with the series eighteen times over. He opened up last year with a third place finish in the Jack Murphy Memorial 60 with the top on followed by a runner-up effort in ISMA’s return to Lancaster Speedway, narrowly missing out on a huge win.

After being the class of the field in Upstate, NY, little did McKnight know that the remainder of the season would be a roller coaster. That roller coaster included losing at least four engines, beginning with what was only ISMA’s third race of the season at Stafford Speedway. The driver of the No. 70 was leading the points when the engine troubles started to begin.

“You just have to persevere and not give up. Never give up,” McKnight said. “Gary, me, Terry, Shawn and everyone involved with that race team have been in the sport a long time. Things don’t come easy in this sport and if you want to be victorious you have to give it 150% every day.”

As difficult as McKnight’s 2017 may have been, Gary and Dave like to ‘old school’ it. Their ‘never quit’ attitude allowed the Liftow Toyota sponsored car to hit the track for nearly every event the two picked out prior to the start of the season. Despite further engine casualties to set the team back, the two persevered and were able to at least finish out the season despite the tremendous obstacles.

“It’s easy to quit,” McKnight admitted. “Last year we lost four motors, maybe five motors, and said maybe we will just throw in the towel. There’s a cost there too and you have to wonder where the cut off point is, but Gary persevered and wanted to keep going. I’d say maybe not all of the decisions were quite right when you are trying to patch things together just to get through the season. He’s a harcore racer and he does whatever it takes just to put the car on the track. Old schooling, perseverance and never say never, or quit, is all part of a team.”

McKnight has been to victory lane quite a bit in a Supermodified. Over thirty times to be exact. But, he’d like to add some bigger accomplishments to his list as far as driving for Gary goes. The Canadian pair continues to search for their first ‘substantial’ win together and that is something that Dave hopes to get done this season. It’s all about learning and growing as a team.

“We’ve had a few wins with the car, but nothing substantial,” McKnight noted. “We have had some good runs, but I think after being together for now what will be our fifth year, learning to grow and work together as a team and learn what each other’s needs are is pretty important. It’s nice to know where everybody shines in different areas to try to make the car better and I think that is starting to show.”

Lancaster was perhaps one of the more disappointing runs of the entire 2017 season for Morton Motorsports. McKnight was literally the show in Western N.Y, as he charged through the field to come just short in a second place finish to eventual winner Trent Stephens.

“The Lancaster run should’ve been a win, not a second place,” quipped McKnight. “Due to driver error and having a couple little mishaps on the race track bumping and banging and taking out a nose wing kind of set us back, but I think growing as a team with the individuals around me over the last several years has made this group come together. We know the car has potential and we know the car can win.”

There’s no question that Gary Morton’s team is competitive in all facets. Wing, non-wing, ISMA, MSA and Oswego. Unfortunately though, the biggest downfall for the team is in fact non-wing Supermodified racing at the fast ⅝’ths. Many believe it’s simply a walk in the park to take the wing off and go racing, but McKnight of all people knows that is not the case. On the other hand, Dave is comfortable with the decision made by himself and Gary to accept the challenge of using one car for every event on their schedule.

“Our biggest downfall right now is Oswego without the kite (wing),” McKnight cited. “Everybody says to just put the wing on and take it right off, but there are just so many different circumstances between the cars today that its not that easy to do. We’ve been competitive on both sides of it, but usually the guys running up front are the ones that have the single car for each category. When you look at a guy like (Dave) Shullick, running one car with ISMA and another with Oswego, it is so difficult to keep up with those programs because you aren't using the same equipment day in and day out. You’ve got a car that's only running half the time, the rear end is only running half the time, and the car is totally setup for without having a kite on the roof so with today’s program it’s just tough. We are competitors though and we only have the one car. We chose to go down that road and that’s okay with me.”

McKnight has certainly been a lot more successful with the wing on at Oswego versus with it off, at least in recent years. He’s been on the podium for each of the past two Memorial Day Weekend shows while also finishing fifth in the 2016 running of the Bud Light ISMA Supernationals. He believes that had he kept the momentum the team carried early in 2017, that Morton Motorsports just might have won themselves an ISMA championship.

“Going into Lancaster we were actually leading the ISMA series,” McKnight recalled. “We were in good contention at Oswego also so there were a lot of positive notes there. We just needed to keep the rally going and unfortunately the motor slid us down and took us out of the running. I truly believe if we kept going all year with no engine failure that we probably would have won the ISMA points.”

Despite a good run on Classic Weekend of 2016 with ISMA, 2017 turned out to be very different. It was not engine problems sidelining McKnight this time, but a broken part sending him hard into the first turn foam midway through the feature. Of course, Morton Motorsports was pulling double duty that weekend and had the Budweiser International Classic 200 to compete in the following day. With the car heavily damaged, Morton and McKnight were forced to work around the clock for the next 24 hours with the help of some fellow competitors. The team was able to recover for a solid twelfth place effort in the Classic despite being involved in a first lap incident.

McKnight explained, “The Classic is another place we probably could have had a better run. I ended up in a little jingle on the first lap which pretty much took us out of the race because with the Classic you go down a lap when you’re stuck in the pits. In saying that, considering what we went through the night prior in the ISMA show pounding the wall and then putting a car back together to compete the next day says a lot about the whole team. I have to commend Jerry Curran, my team, Pat Strong, all of the people who were right there supporting us all night long to get the car back on the race track.”

There’s no question that McKnight has been a Classic contender before. Of the substantial victories Gary and Dave have their eyes on, the $15,000 to win International Classic 200 is certainly at the top of that list. This time, Dave wants to finish what he nearly accomplished with Syrell Racing several years earlier.

“The Classic is certainly our goal,” McKnight said of himself and Morton. “I’ve had some good runs in that race and just not been able to finish it off. I lead 180 laps in the Syrell car once and then lost it with twenty to go. Another race we lead 140 and got taken out by (Lou) Cicconi, so for Gary and I it would be a highlight of our careers to bring home a Classic victory.”

Although McKnight enjoys the fun that comes with traveling to every Supermodified race possible, its also challenging if you want to become a legit contender for the International Classic. You have to at least be at Oswego a few times during the season which is already the case, but the nine-time Oswego winner also realizes that he’s at a disadvantage not running the full season there. However, McKnight remains perfectly content with the old school mentality of going “race chasing.”

“The last few years has shown everyone that it’s of great importance to at least be at Oswego a few times during the season if you want to go after the Classic,” quipped McKnight. “DJ (Shullick) is a fantastic competitor in a stout operation no doubt, but it just shows you what being there all year like he was can accomplish for you, especially when you are switching back and forth with the kite on the car. Sometimes it’s just good not to travel every which way and change the car all over from point a to point b. It’s no easy task. Shullick put himself in that position and what he did is quite an accomplishment so kudos to him. We just want to run all over the place though. We like chasing everything old school style. That’s fine with me.”

So, what’s the plan for Morton Motorsports in 2018? McKnight and Morton haven’t set everything in stone yet, but he tabbed at least four ISMA shows he already knows he will be at for sure. The team also has the appearance of the Midwest Supermodified Series at Lucas Oil Raceway (IRP) on their radar for the last week in September.

“Gary and I haven’t completely done the math and pieced out our schedule yet, but we have a pretty good idea,” McKnight offered. “We know for sure that with the wing on we will be at Delaware, Jukasa, Lancaster. Those are all an hour from my house, so why wouldn’t we go to those ones. I definitely want to be at IRP too.”

Of course, McKnight will be back at Oswego on Labor Day Weekend going for a Classic victory, but it’s unclear at this time if the team will do the double due to the near-disaster last year that almost sidelined him from starting the 200.

“As far as Oswego goes for non-wing events, we haven’t gone through every week on the schedule to really break it down and decide what we want to do, but we know for sure we will be there for Classic Weekend,” McKnight stated. “I’m not sure what the plan will be Classic Weekend. Last year we had the mishap on Saturday which really set us back on Sunday. We might just focus on the 200 rather than putting ourselves in a potentially bad situation. That’s a decision we will have to make.”

Although not committing to switching over when he’s in town, McKnight did commit to at least three additional non-wing shows this coming season. He realizes the importance of logging laps and building a notebook throughout the season to have everything ready to go for Classic Friday’s time trials. The fastest lap is not McKnight’s concern. It is more so just about getting in the race.

“For sure we will be at Oswego for at least four non-wing shows in 2018 including the Classic, we are definite on that,” McKnight said. “We both know that you can’t just show up on Sunday afternoon or Friday night and lay down a lap if you haven’t been there once all year. You just can’t do it. Everybody that’s down there seems to pick up the pace for Labor Day and you’ve got everybody that lays down those qualifying laps not that they mean anything other than the pride of saying I got the fastest lap of the day and I’m sitting on the front row, but all you’ve really got to do is get in that race. That’s the only concern. It’s not about who has the fastest lap. Those laps don’t even happen in the race. All that is, is get up on the wheel and drive your balls off for two laps and hopefully you lay down something decent that will put you in the show. That’s all we want to do.”

Fans will be eager to hear that the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s may very well be in the cards for McKnight and Morton as well as the Twin 35’s a few weeks later before possibly stopping back in July for Mr. Novelis Supermodified, which will return to a 75-lap event this year. It’s all about getting the best ‘bang for their buck’ possible after making the long haul from Canada.

“Right now the shows we are looking at are the ones with the double features,” McKnight explained. “I’d like to be there for the Opening Night Twin 50’s in May, there’s no ISMA show that day and then there is the Twin 35’s also. That gives us two opportunities to come up and run some laps with the top off of the car. I’m thinking Twin 50’s, Twin 35’s, Mr Supermodified and the Classic. That’s not written in stone but that’s my guess.”

At 58 years-old, McKnight remains a Supermodified fan favorite, showing not even the slightest sign of slowing down. His Oswego career began in 1986 and thanks to the support of his car owners and fans over the years, McKnight is still very much a contender over thirty seasons later.

“It’s all about keeping the fans happy,” McKnight said. “I feel like the fan support is fantastic. On Facebook, at the track, everywhere. We want to be able to put on a great event and put the people in the seats. On the autograph nights at Oswego, when the little ones come up to me or Joe Gosek, or Otto Sitterly and ask for autographs, it’s about the smile you see on their face. We want to be their heroes. I just want to be competitive and as long as it stays that way, we are just going to keep racing.”

You can catch McKnight and Morton Motorsports in action this May as Oswego Speedway’s 68th consecutive season of racing begins with the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50's for the Novelis Supermodifieds on Saturday, May 26. A 35-lap Tony White Memorial main for the Pathfinder Bank SBS will be run alongside this can't miss, never before seen event for the Supers. To purchase tickets, please call (315)-342-0646.

Season tickets, camping packages, and more are all on sale as part of Oswego Speedway's 2018 schedule. Tickets and camping passes can be picked up in the speedway office from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays during winter hours. The box office will return to normal hours this April.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/Oswego Speedway.

 

 

Big Shows Still To Come At Sungold Stadium

After somewhat of a hiatus since Corey McCullagh’s thrilling South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic victory back in January, it won’t be long now until the Sprintcars return to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool with plenty going on the line!

Still to come are the Grand Final of the Eureka Sprintcar Series on Sunday March 11, as presented by local supporters Wheelie Waste on a program that will also feature the Victorian Title for Legend Cars.

Following on from that it will be all eyes on the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail when Cassign presents all the excitement and colour that is the final night of the traditional Easter Extravaganza, which as always will feature a massive Fireworks Display and the Super Rod Cup.

The season will then be wound up with the return of 360 Sprintcars to Premier Speedway for round 3 of the Triple Crown Series, along with a high-class field of Super Sedans and the Grand Final of the VMPA Modified Production Series on Saturday April 14, on a night where just $30 will admit two adults and two children 15 and Under to the venue!

As the business end of the season approaches, several drivers and teams have so much to play for.

The Grand Final of the Eureka Sprintcar Series will pay $5,000.00 to the winner on March 11, while many drivers remain in contention for the $10,000.00 Championship purse courtesy of Eureka Garages and Sheds.

With Heartland Raceway, Moama set to host Round 11 of the Series tomorrow night, a slender 213 points separates first from third in the points battle, with Rusty Hickman, who impressed many with his performance at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, leading the way with 2899 points.

Sitting in second, just 176 points adrift of Hickman is perennial contender and the defending Eureka Sprintcar Series Champion Brett Milburn. Milburn will be looking to bank another strong haul of points tomorrow night to set up his Championship defense in the run home to the Grand Final on March 11 at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

A sixth-place finish last weekend and the accompanying 333 points that came with it, has Tasmanian Native Tim Hutchins well and truly in the Championship Hunt and one thing is for certain, the hard charging Hutchins will leave no stone unturned in his quest to fill the top spot in the points standings.

For the March 11 season defining, $5,000.00 to win Series Grand Final event, an influx of drivers and teams from right around the country can again be expected, with the likes of Jamie Veal, Jake Tranter and Shaun Dobson having already signaled their intention to upstage the Eureka Sprintcar Series regulars.

With a posse of drivers all contending for a coveted top-ten finish in the Eureka Sprintcar Series, thus making them eligible for the random draw for the magnificent KTM 350 EXC Motorbike. These drivers include Jake Smith, Charles Hunter, Brayden Parr, Grant Stansfield, Peter Doukas, Dennis Jones and Jordyn Charge, while knocking on the door of the top ten are Sam Wren, Corey McCullagh and Word Series Sprintcars regulars Jamie Veal, Glen Sutherland and Jye O’Keeffe.

The format for March 11 will see Qualifying Time-Trials, Two Rounds of Heats and a C. B and A-Main with as mentioned the winner walking away with $5,000.00 courtesy of Wheelie Waste.

The Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail also offers a mountain of Cash and Prizes over the three nights of competition, with the early entries of Grant Anderson, Jamie Veal, Shaun Dobson, Peter Doukas and Ben Gartner being amongst those that will compete for $5,000 to win on each of the three nights, with a $10,000 cash bonus going to any driver who can sweep all three nights!

This is in addition to the magnificent Geelong Harley Davidson Street 500, which will go the way of the overall Easter Sprintcar Trail Champion!

Add to that the $10,000 prize that is on offer courtesy of Parr Motorsports and the Premier Speedway Club for the 2017-18 Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Champion and there is everything to play for over the next five or six weeks of competition.

Currently Jamie Veal holds a slender 2 point, or one racing position, lead over defending Track Champion Darren Mollenoyux, while just 118 points separates the top five of Veal, Mollenoyux, Peter Doukas, Glen Sutherland and Corey McCullagh.

There is certainly plenty to play for during the remaining events at Sungold Stadium.

Round 3 of the 2018 edition of the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail on Sunday April 1, will be proudly supported by Cassign of Warrnambool.

Copies of the 2018 Easter Sprintcar Trail entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

The final event of the year will see a great field of Super Sedans roll into Warrnambool on Saturday April 14, after they have contested their South Australian Title at Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier the night prior.

Joining the ground pounding Super Sedans will be the 360 Sprintcars, as they do battle in for the third and final round of the SRA of Victoria’s Triple Crown Series, while the Victorian Modified Production Association Series will wrap up as well for 2017-18 with the staging of the Di Watson Memorial as a part of their series finale.

So much going on, be sure to pencil in March 11, April 1 and April 14 as must see events at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool for what promises to be a thrilling finale to the 2017-18 season.

 

 

South West Conveyancing Tyson Perez Memorial bought to you by GT Bobcat.

A strong field of cars have nominated for this Saturday nights ‘Spud’ Show with entries from N.S.W, N.T, SA and Victoria with all the 360 hot shots wanting to be a part of this emotionally charged event.

“With the disappointment of a washout last year all the teams are keen to get a result this year. $3000 is on the line for winner and the honour of winning this very special memorial race. Tyson died at the age 30 and our feature is 31 laps, his age plus one for his memory. But his show isn’t about the money; it’s about holding a tribute to a good mate that is no longer with us.” Series Promoter Mandy Searle said.

SA22 Chad Ely was close mates with Tyson and will be there to be part of the night. Ely has been on the dais many times for this event and a win has been on his ‘bucket list ‘since the race was introduced but he hasn’t just quite managed it. Tony Bartlett has a history of winning this show as a car owner in the past and teamed up with a new driver for this season in Michael Tancredi’s V29, the team certainly has another good chance in repeating it. TB knew Tyson for many years and the show is extra special for him. Chris Solomon was the inaugural winner of the show back in 2011 and was also good mates with Tyson. He would dearly love to take out the honours again. Competition will be hard and fast with V7 Paul Solomon, V34 Brenten Farrer, SA44 Dan Evans, SA33 Mark Caruso, SA69 Cody Atkins, SA27 Daniel Pestka, NT 26 Tony Moule just to name a few of the stars rolling out for the event .

Be a part of this very special event. The emotion is sure to be raw and the racing fast. Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier Saturday night 24th February. On track action starts at 5.00.

 

 

BRODY ROA READY FOR THE 2018 SPRINT CAR SEASON!

(Buena Park, CA, February 21, 2018) Coming off the best year of his career, Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa is ready to open the 2018 racing campaign next week with two races at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and one at Perris Auto Speedway.

Roa, who turned 27-years-old last month, will kick off the 2018 season next Wednesday and Thursday, February 28th and March 1st, in the USAC West Coast Series at Las Vegas. A couple of days later on March 3rd, he will start the USAC/CRA season at Perris. The following week, he will journey to Peoria, Arizona for a pair of USAC/CRA races at Canyon Speedway Park.

Brody Roa and crew after last November’s win at Perris Auto Speedway.

All told for 2018, Roa has scheduled 39-races in seven different states. Of the 39, 21 will be with USAC/CRA, nine will be USAC National contests, five will be co sanctioned USAC National/CRA events and four will be in the USAC West Coast Series. As well as those, the racing star is open to additional dates in the West Coast, National and USAC Southwest Series. Car owners from those series interested in hiring Roa can call him: 714-932-7994.

Roa comes into 2018 fresh off the best season in his career. He made 36 starts (34 in a sprint car and two in a midget) and he qualified for the A main every night. He scored two wins. The first victory came at the Santa Maria Raceway in August and the second came in November at the USAC National/CRA Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway.

In addition to his wins, Roa had three second-place finishes and four times he placed third. He had 14 top 5’s total and 26 top 10’s.

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

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2018 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: 714-932-7994.

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

Date Venue Event Finish

2-28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

3-1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

3-3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

3-9 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

3-10 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

4-14 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

4-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

5-5 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

5-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

6-8 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

6-9 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars

6-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-7 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-20 Gas City I-69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-21 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-22 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-25 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars

7-26 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-27 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-28 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

8-4 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-1 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-3 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-6 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-7 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-8 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-28 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-29 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

10-20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

11-2 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-8 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-21 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

Release produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:sdaloisiosports@aol.com

 

 

Gardner's Auto Service Signs On For 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show

With the countdown entering the final two weeks, the Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show staff is hustling to place the finishing touches to the show. The management staff of the show has reached out to all race tracks and racing series with high hopes all will respond and be represented when the show begins on March 4th. The interest has been strong for the upcoming event and will bring the past, present and future of all auto racing ventures under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The successful show kicks off on Sunday, March 4th with the honoring of one of the top local Modified stars "Billy T" Billy Tanzosh, a two-time Modified champion at Nazareth Speedway. Each night of the show will focus on different venues and series with a two show day happening on March 9th with the honoring of New Jersey driving legend Bobby Rossell. The show concludes on March 10th with a huge autograph and interview session and the presentations of "The Tas Awards." presented by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society and Premio Foods.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2018 edition of the show will continue to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube signed on with the successful show in 2015 and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since joining forces with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by before or after the show when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

Coming on board as a first time show sponsor in 2018 is Kyle Gardner and his Gardner's Auto Service shop. Gardner's is located at 4588 South Delaware Drive in Easton, Pennsylvania and with a phone number to reach them at: 484-896-8575. Kyle is no stranger to the world of Motorsports as his Grandfather the renowned "Mr Horsepower" Gary Gardner was a top drag racer, engine builder and a partner when Leroy "Mau" Amy began his racing career. Kyle himself was a top dog on the Xcel Modified circuit before moving into the 358 Modifieds. For complete auto care and repair, look no further than Gardners as they have enjoyed a successful 47-year run with a business that has been satisfying customers with quality mechanical services that includes Engine and Computer Diagnostic Repair, Pennsylvania Emissions and Safety Inspections, Tires, Brakes, Wheel Alignments and Suspension work, Tune-ups and Oil Changes. Call them today at: 484-896-8575 or check out their website at: www.gardnersautoservice.com and make an appointment and allow the experts to get your hot rod back on the winning track. American Express and Visa are accepted and business hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has a great group of sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and they have been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, is back on board and for information on the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed is a returning sponsor and specializes in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com. Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways is on board and information can be reached at: 570-420-5500 at: www.hamlinspeed.com. Premio Foods is on board for the show and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com. Jeff's Automotive can be reached at: 610-253-6565 or at: www.jeffsautomotive.com Adam's Brothers Used Car Parts can be contacted at: 610-264-4411. Smitty's Collision Center can be reached at: 610-258-5297 or at: www.smittysofpalmer.com JPA Masonry has joined the show and contact them by phone at: 570-839-9656 or at: info@jpamasonry.com. Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York is a new sponsor and can be reached at: 518-537-2237 or: www.upstateautoinc.com. APS Powder Coating Services can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or: apspowdercoating@gmail.com. ARM Automotive can be reached at: 610-588-2761 or: www.armautomotive.com R&T International Muffler can be reached at: 570-476-2120 or: imbinc@verizon.net.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Cars, 270 and 600 Sprints, Midgets, All Sprint car divisions, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Accord and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or at: steveswp@ptd.net through email. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2018

Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive, Upstate Auto Sales and Huston’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Bill Tanzosh with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting the Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop, Smitty’s Collision Center and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Drag Racing Night featuring current and past facilities

Tuesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Dean Auto Sport presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: West End, Keystone, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and more

Wednesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, JPA Masonry and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 8- (6:30)- Penn Jersey Supermarkets and Gardner’s Auto Service presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond, Mahoning and Evergreen Speedways

Friday - March 9 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – APS Powder coating, ARM Automotive and Ralph’s Radiator presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Bobby Rossell with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (7:00 PM)- Martocci Automotive, R&T International Muffler and Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, Vintage ¾ Midgets, Midgets, Action Track, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, 305, 358,360 and 410 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 10 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special Tribute to All Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & all Speedways with interview and autograph sessions and the Presentation of the “Tas” Awards (Ray Liss, Harry Dee, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Osmun)

IRCO is a nightly sponsor for all events. Charitable Organization is St John’s Angels

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour

Thanks to the generous support from Matt Wood of Elk Grove Ford, David Abreu of Abreu Vineyards and the team at Hoosier Racing Tires, this year’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion will once again pocket $10,000 as part of an over $60,000 total point fund.

The top-15 drivers and teams at season’s end will participate in the hefty championship fund. The overall campaign will feature 13 events at six different venues, with the season opener taking place on March 31 at Placerville Speedway.

Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards Championship Point Fund

1. $10,000 2. $9,000 3. $8,000 4. $7,000 5. $6,000 6. $5,000 7. $4,000 8. $3,000 9. $2,000 10. $1,500 11. $1,250 12. $1,000 13. $1,000 14. $1,000 15. $1,000

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

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

 

 

J&J Auto Racing     Dealer Spotlight: Goodno Promotions, Inc.

A member of the J&J Auto Racing dealer community, Shawn Goodno has been offering a full product line of our products for nearly four years.

Goodno Promotions, Inc., offers J&J Auto Racing frames, full kits, front ends, steering components, fiberglass, panels and other Sprint Car elements to competitors in the Upper Midwest. States served include South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Goodno Promotions is always well-stocked and offers cost-effective shipping on all items, including large freight items such as rear bumpers, fiberglass parts, Etc., by way of Spee-Dee Delivery Service, Inc.

Pictured: J&J Auto Racing founder, Jack Elam, and Goodno Promotions owner, Shawn Goodno.

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Goodno Promotions, Inc. 1327 118th Place Knoxville, IA 50138

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Official Rules Announced for NCRA vs NCRA Sprint Car Bandit Events!

Park City, Kansas – February 21, 2018 - Drivers and fans of both series have inquired about official rules for the Kansas-based National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division and the Texas-based NCRA 360-ci Sprint Car Bandit Series presented by Blaine’s Motor Supply three co-sanctioned events and series officials have answered.

Both series will be joining forces on Saturday night, April 28, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore and over the Memorial Day Weekend; Saturday and Sunday night at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.

Rules are as follows for these three events:

1500# weight rule w/driver NO Mufflers Manuel wing sliders only Tires - 92 inch Left rear RD12 or harder Hoosier; Right rear ASCS Med or RaceSaver Med.

NO tire Bleeders

Any further questions concerning rules for these three co-sanctioned events can be answered by calling the series office (316) 755-1781. To learn more on the NCRA sprint car division, access their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

 

 

Official Payout Revealed for $13,000 to win NCRA Sprint Opener!

Park City, Kansas – February 21, 2018 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and 81 Speedway have released the official payout for the eighth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” that will once again open the season for the series 360-ci sprint car division.

This three-day event will take place on Thursday – Saturday night, March 29-31, 2018 with an open practice session for sprint cars only on Thursday night from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Grandstand admission will be free and pit passes will be $20.

Friday night will see gates open at 5:00 PM with race time slated for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission will be $25 for ages 12 and up; $10 for ages 6-11 while all pit passes just $35. Double heat races and features will be on the race card with the feature winner earning $1500. This night’s program will have no bearing on any event on Saturday night.

Saturday night will once again see gates open at 5:00 PM with race time set for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is again $25 for all ages 12 and up; $10 for ages 6-11 while all pit passes $35. Double heats, last chance qualifiers and the championship feature finale will be on the race card.

Drivers MUST compete both night’s to be eligible for full pay. Any driver competing Saturday night only can start no better than eleventh in the championship feature and run for half pay.

Driver information and payout posted below:

NCRA or ASCS rules

$100 entry fee

Friday night format: Drivers will draw for heat race positions and compete in double heat races.

Friday night payout: A Feature: 1) $1500, 2) $1000, 3) $800, 4) $700, 5) $600, 6) $500, 7) $400, 8) $300, 9) $250, 10) $275, 11-22) $200

Saturday night format: Drivers will draw for heat race positions and compete in double heat races, Last chance qualifiers and feature line-ups based on total points gathered in both heat races.

Saturday Night Championship Feature: 1) $13,000, 2) $7000, 3) $4000, 4) $3000, 5) $2000, 6) $1500, 7) $1400, 8) $1300, 9) $1200, 10) $1100, 11) $1050, 12) $1000, 13) $1000, 14) $950, 15) $900, 16) $850, 17) $800, 18) $750, 19) $700, 20) $650, 21-22) $600

Non-Qualifiers: $200 per car

Transponder rental is $10 for the weekend.

To keep up-to-date on all the happenings for the eighth annual “PCC/ACS,” keep viewed to the series official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. You can also log onto the series official website www.racencra.com where you will find the complete 2018 schedule, official rules and more. Any questions concerning the series sprint car division or this event can be answered by calling the series office (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Hagar Works Hard Throughout Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2018) - Derek Hagar battled through a roller coaster type of outing during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park.

"We had some issues leading into the weekend with the fuel tank so we had to put a new fuel tank on," he said. "We made practice on Wednesday and raced good on Thursday, but we were trying to figure out some handling issues all weekend. It was a totally different track. Anything you do there you can't do anywhere else. There are things you have to do to the car to work it out."

The three-day event began on Thursday with Hagar maneuvering the Witherspoon Racing entry from eighth to sixth place in a heat race. That earned enough points to lock directly into the 15th starting position for the 25-lap main event.

"We did a good job of locking into the A Main through the heat race after starting at the back of the field," he said. "We gained a few positions and I think we were ranked 10th in overall points after the first night."

Hagar, who ended 12th, returned to the oval on Friday. Unfortunately, the team fought mechanical problems all night. Hagar placed eighth in a heat race before a DNF in a B Main closed the night early.

"We were having an issue with the car cutting out at the end of the straightaways," he said. "We figured out the fuel filter we put on wasn't allowing fuel to keep flowing to keep the motor running on the high end. That hurt us in points."

The event wrapped up on Saturday, when Hagar powered from fourth to second place in a heat race to score a lock-in position into the 40-lap A Main.

"We transferred straight to the main through the heat race so that was good," he said. "We were good early in the main event. We tried some stuff we wouldn't normally try and it worked, but we sealed the tires up on the second caution. It felt like someone was pouring water under the tires when I would take off."

Hagar recorded a 16th-place finish.

"I would say it was a good weekend," he said. "From the time we got there until we left on Saturday we worked and worked on that car and we got it better."

Hagar is slated to return to action in his own sprint car on March 3 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 12 (15).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (3); B Main: DNF (9).

Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 3 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

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

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

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

 

 

Carney II and SawBlade.com Sponsored Cooper Motorsports Face Adversity in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2018) - The Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s event last weekend left John Carney II chomping at the bit for a redo behind the wheel of the SawBlade.com backed Cooper Motorsports sprint car.

The tripleheader, which was hosted by East Bay Raceway Park, offered the first opportunity for Carney II to pilot the machine. The event began on Thursday with Carney II advancing from ninth to seventh place in a heat race before he placed third in a B Main. That locked him into the A Main, in which the team ended 21st.

On Friday Carney II fell victim to another driver's error in his heat race.

"On the first lap of the heat a guy slid under me and right into the left side of the car and turned me over," he said. "It seemed minor, but when we got back to the pits the rear end and front end were busted up.

"On Thursday we had steering issues and we thought it was the pump, but Friday we found out it was the steering box. The guys worked all night to get the car fixed for Saturday."

Saturday's lineups were based on points accumulated from the two preliminary nights. Carney II and the Cooper Motorsports team rallied from eighth to sixth place in a heat race before once again placing third in a B Main to transfer into the main event.

"The car was great in the feature," he said. "In a couple laps we had worked from last up to 18th. I was passing a couple of cars every lap. Then a car spun in front of me and tried to keep it going and collected us. It was a pretty hard hit and ended the night.

"It was a disappointing weekend and I don't want it to end like that. We worked hard together to get me comfortable in the car, to get it where I liked it. We changed everything, but the motor. I feel we made great strides and if given another shot we would be a lot further ahead and I could get them the finishes that team deserves."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 21 (24).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: DNS (-).

Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 24 (24).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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.

Cooper Motorsports would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER ANNOUNCES NEW TRENCH SHORING SPONSORSHIP FOR 2018 USAC/CRA SEASON!

(February 20, 2018) Six-time USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series champion Damion Gardner is pleased to announce that Trench Shoring has come on board to sponsor Mark Alexander’s silver #4 for the 2018 season. The team will make it season debut on March 3rd at the “SoCal Showdown” at Perris Auto Speedway.

The USAC/CRA Series will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018. Amazingly, Gardner will be seeking his seventh series title as a driver and Alexander will be seeking the same as a car owner. Before reeling off the last five titles in a row together, Gardner won the second series championship driving for Ron Chaffin in 2005. Alexander’s other title came in 2007 with Tony Jones at the wheel.

“I am excited to announce that Trench Shoring has come on board and joined our efforts for 2018,” Gardner said from his home in Concord, California. “They have sponsored many open-wheel teams in the past and we hope to bring them some more success. They are coming on board as a premier, secondary sponsor and we may possibly expand that in the future. It is an honor to be associated with the Trench Shoring name and try to add to their storied history in racing.”

“I had never met Tom Malloy before,” the all-time leading USAC/CRA main event leader enthused. “I toured his race shop with an invite from Marc Hart. It is great. They had sponsored Mike Spencer and I did not want to call them when they had another driver in the series. When Mike announced his retirement, I gave them a call. Like I said, I am excited, and they are too. We are going hard after our sixth championship in a row and bringing Trench Shoring on board will give us a huge boost.”

2018 could be a history-making season for Gardner. He comes into the campaign with a series leading 75 USAC/CRA main event wins. The next closest driver on the list has 38. In the combined history of the original CRA, SCRA and now USAC/CRA dating back to 1946, Gardner has 88 wins. That is good for sixth all time. The total only leaves him four wins out of a tie for fifth, seven wins out of a tie for fourth and 10 wins out of a tie for third. If he wins his seventh USAC/CRA championship in 2018, he will be tied with National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Ron Shuman for all-time championships going back to 1946.

One of the nation’s premier sprint car series, USAC/CRA has 26 races scheduled in California and Arizona in 2018. Ten of the races will be at the famous Perris Auto Speedway in Riverside County. Arizona Speedway will host four races. Calistoga Speedway, the Santa Maria Raceway and Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park will host two races each. The Thunderbowl Raceway, Ventura Raceway, Petaluma Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, Ocean Speedway and Keller Auto Speedway at King’s Fairgrounds will each host one race.

In addition to Trench Shoring, Gardner and Alexander would also like to thank the following sponsors for being part of their 2018 racing effort. Garnica Trucking, Larry Murakami Contracting, Berdoo Auto Body, Lucas Oil, Weld Wheels, Willwood Brakes, Advanced Suspension, Simpson, FK Rod Ends, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, JD Performance, Flashburn, Deboer Trucking, Maas Powdercoat, Brown & Miller, DMI, Waterman, Indy Race Parts, Shaver Engines and Spike Chassis.

If you would like to be a part of Damion Gardner’s historic 2018 championship chase, please call or E-mail using the contact information at the top of this release.

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. mailto:sdaloisiosports@aol.com

 

 

Willmington Growing in Confidence

The 2017-18 season has seen youngster Braydan Willmington begin to make gains in 410 Sprintcars since joining the class at the beginning of last season, having last Saturday night achieved a new milestone.

Continuing to gain as much experience as possible throughout the season, Willmington’s dedication to perfecting his race craft to suit his Sprintcar is certainly starting to pay off, as evident in last Saturday night’s latest Development Series round at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, where he came away with the feature-race win.

Heading into the race meeting with confidence in their car setup, Willmington and his team’s focus was fixed firmly on his driving performance, which saw him earn the pole position start for the 20-lap feature race, by virtue of clean sweeping his two heat races, before taking the early lead after what was a disjointed start to the race and going on to claim a dominant victory.

“It’s been a fairly tough season so far, but everything came together for us on Saturday night, which allowed us to come away with the feature-race win and also gain some invaluable experience,” said the 19-year-old racer, who is based in the small town of Marulan in the Southern Tablelands of NSW.

“We had three complete restarts before the feature race got going, so I got some great practice in starting off pole, as well as having to navigate lapped traffic without hesitation and pass cars as quickly and cleanly as possible.

“Overall, it was a really great learning experience for us and we’re looking forward to building on this knowledge throughout the rest of the season.”

Also contesting selected Speedcar shows this season, Willmington has scored a number of competitive results, including a pleasing third-place finish in the NSW Title at Valvoline Raceway earlier this season and an 11th-place result in the recent Australian Championship at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia.

Having sold his Speedcar following the Australian Championship, Willmington is currently seeking a drive for the rest of the 2017-18 season. For interested parties, he can be contacted on 0400 222 811.

Throughout the remainder of the season, Willmington plans to get as many laps under his belt as possible and continue working on his driving style aboard his NSW # 89 Garrett-powered Spike car.

For his next appearance, Willmington will travel to Moama’s Heartland Raceway this Saturday night, before heading to Geelong’s Avalon Raceway the following weekend (March 3). He also hopes to make it to Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway for the final Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round on the Saturday night of March 10, before finishing off his season back at Valvoline Raceway.

Willmington would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors for their support: Castrol, Xtreme Auto Parts, Sledgehammers Apparel Australia, Spike Chassis, and Rixon Shaw. Special thanks go to his mum and dad (Natalie and Garry), Alan Shepard, Ashley Anthony, Paris Davies, and Craig Marshall.

To find out more about Willmington and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Braydan Willmington Motorsports.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (February 21, 2018) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is proud to announce that COMP Cams will be a primary heat race sponsor partner for the 2018 season.

COMP Cams’ partnership allows Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP to pay its competitors for winning heat races, something not very common in sprint car racing. SOD racers appreciate the opportunity to be rewarded for top performance in preliminary races, not just feature events.

For more than 35 years, the COMP Cams mission has never changed: to produce the highest-performing products possible, provide customers with superior service, and to lead the industry in technological development. While the COMP Performance Group has grown to multiple companies and hundreds of employees, COMP Cams still retains the competitive spirit and desire to be the very best that has positioned it as the absolute leader in valve train components. COMP Cams works with the best teams in sprint car racing and fits perfectly as a partner with SOD.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP appreciates its long partnership with COMP Cams and works tirelessly to keep the COMP Cams name out front. For more information about COMP Cams, go to www.compcams.com.

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow Sprints On Dirt at www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor)

Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Bonus Awards)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Metal Works to Sponsor Fastest Lap Award with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

Placerville, CA - February 21, 2018...The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards is happy to announce that Metal Works is returning as a contingency partner this season.

The Metal Works “Fastest Lap in the A-main Award” will be worth $100 cash at every event in 2018.

Company owner Mike Phulps will also field a full-time SCCT entry for the second straight season, with Watsonville’s Justin Sanders at the helm of the familiar 56 machine. To learn more about Metal Works visit them online at http://www.mtlwks.com/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will open the season on Saturday March 31 at Placerville Speedway.

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

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

 

 

Wednesday's With Wayne: Better Each Night At East Bay

Bryan Hulbert - TAMPA, Fla. (February 21, 2018) Three Top 10 finishes with one landing in the Top 5, Wayne Johnson's weekend at the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park can be marked a success as the team moved forward each night they hit the track.

Capping off the weekend with a fifth-place finish, Wayne's weekend started with a 10th place run on Thursday before improving by one position the following night.
"We unloaded on Wednesday for practice and felt good, and actually felt like we got better throughout the run, but Thursday we just weren't good at all and had to go to work on it," said Johnson.
Gridding Saturday's 40 lap affair ninth after two nights of accumulated event points, Wayne muscled the Outlaw Wings/Oil Medics No. 2c from ninth to fifth with the help of late-race restart that allowed Johnson pick off two positions in a shot.
"By Saturday, we had the car rolling pretty well, and was actually one of the fastest cars out there. On that restart, lapped cars were thick in the lineup so I just had to just throw a dive-bomb of a slide job. It worked out but they were everywhere. I feel like I could have picked up a few more spots, but with the traffic and the track being hard to pass on, it just let the leaders get away. Once I got clear, I was able to run down fourth at the end from over a half straightaway, so we had things going in the right direction."
With East Bay Raceway Park in the rearview mirror, the TwoC Racing camp is headed to Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. to take on USCS on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24. Plans are to also take on USCS at Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Miss.) on Friday, March 2 and Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) on Saturday, March 3.
For continued updates on Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing, you can follow them on Facebook (http://bit.ly/2o5zneX and http://bit.ly/2BsrIja) and Twitter (@wjr77x).
Recent Results:
East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.)
King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial
February 15, 2018 - 10th [13th] (360cid)
February 16, 2018 - 9th [15th] (360cid)
February 17, 2018 - 5th [9th] (360cid)
Season To Date:
Races: 8; Wins: 0; Top-5: 1; Top-10: 4; Top-20: 5
Up Next:
February 23-24, 2018 - Southern Raceway (Milton, Fla.) with USCS
Follow Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing
Facebook (Wayne): http://bit.ly/2o5zneX
Facebook (TwoC Racing): http://bit.ly/2BsrIja
Twitter (Wayne): @wjr77x
Twitter (TwoC Racing): @TwoCRacing
Online: https://www.myracepass.com/profile/?r=15868&rt=driver
Sponsors:
Wayne would like to give special thanks to his sponsors who have helped keep him behind the wheel and on the road: Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powder Coating, DHR Suspension, Chalk Stix, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, ButlerBuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Hoosier Tires Resigns with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

SYRACUSE, NY - The 35th Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) draws closer to the waving of the first green flag. With that comes the signing of Hoosier Racing Tire as the official tire for ESS for the next three years.

At the annual rules meeting held just prior to the awards banquet the membership voted unanimously to stay Hoosier with the same compounds as years previous.

"Having Hoosier Tire Canada and Bicknell Racing Products supporting us for so long has helped ESS greatly to where we are today," noted ESS President Chuck Miller. "Last year we paid out a record $55,000 cash point fund that was largely possible with the help of Lucas Oil and Hoosier Tire."

Hoosier not only will be adding to the already lucrative year end cash tally, but they will also give away nearly 30 free tires for this year open to any team that runs 2/3rds of the full point shows.

Donath Motorworx will again be bringing tires (and also fuel) to the events in 2018. Any team that visits an ESS event will be able to purchase the tires at the reduced costs.

The 35th Anniversary Tour is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the club's long history. Jason Barney will be back to defend his popular championship from last year.

Drivers looking to do all or most of the tour this season looks like a who's who.... Matt Tanner, Paul Kinney, Paulie Colagiovanni, Matt Billings, Jeff Cook, Coleman Gulick, Shawn Donath, Steve Poirier, Jonathan Preston, Chad Miller, Brett Wright, Dave Axton, Alex Vigneault.

They will also be joined by recently announced Mike Mahaney, Billy VanInwegen, the return of Parker Evans with Kelly Hebing, Denny Peebles, Pete Richardson, Dan Douville, Dalton Herrick, Chris Jones, Clay Dow and others hoping for the at magical 2/3rds.

Look for ESS to have a large display at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo on March 10 and 11 before teams hit the track for the first time on April 20th at the Outlaw Speedway.

Hoosier tire back for another three years with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints joining the tradition of excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Partners with Dan Kapuscinski, Missile Motorsports Ahead of Syracuse Motorsports Expo

OSWEGO, NY (February 21, 2018) – The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Oswego will be on the side of the Missile Motorsports No. 00M Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super, driven by Dan Kapuscinski, in time for the Syracuse Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY on March 10-11.

Located at 140 E. 13th Street in Oswego, just off of State Route 104, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Oswego is within walking distance of Oswego Speedway and is in close proximity to all major travel routes, sitting just 35 miles north of the city of Syracuse.

Both corporate and leisure travelers will find Holiday Inn Express & Suites well suited for any needs they may have. Guests can enjoy a heated pool area, fitness center, 24 hour business center, a free Smart Start Hot Continental Breakfast, as well as a large meeting space available to accommodate guests for gatherings and business meetings.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites is a standout in the area, offering access to a flourishing city while providing guests with all they need for a great getaway or work environment.

“We’re very excited to team with Holiday Inn Express & Suites,” said Kapuscinski. “Their team has already been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to continuing that partnership through the season. If you’re looking for a place to stay on an Oswego Speedway racing weekend, look no further than the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, just walking distance from the Speedway.”

To learn more about the Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Oswego call (315) 207-0100, e-mail sales@hieoswego.com, or visit www.hiexpress.com and search Oswego, NY.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Oswego can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/holidayinnoswego.

Missile Motorsports and Holiday Inn Express & Suites will first hit Oswego Speedway at its open practice session scheduled for Saturday, May 19 before coming back for the Speedway’s 68th annual season opening Tony White Memorial 35 on Saturday, May 26.

Fans can also visit the Missile Motorsports No. 00M at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo on the New York State Fairgrounds from March 10-11.

Missile Motorsports No. 00M Partners: Andres Bottled Gas, Cam’s Pizzeria, Castiglia Lawn Care, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency, FFB Race Chassis, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Lakeside Property Services, Mike Babcock Racing, Nice Price Auto Sales, Performance Manufacturing, Shell Shock Designs & Paint, Skip’s Fish Fry, Slack Karts, Weaver’s Custom Coatings, Weedsport Speedway

 

 

Tyler Thompson Scores Motorama Hat Trick in Pennsylvania

OSWEGO, NY (February 20, 2018) – Team Tapout Racing continued its hot streak in karting action over the weekend, as lead driver Tyler Thompson scored three main event victories on Championship Sunday at Motorama in Harrisburg, PA, including the prestigious Pro Clone finale.

In total, Team Tapout scored five main event wins over the course of the weekend as Thompson was victorious in the Saturday night Champ main event as well as Sunday’s Champ, Clone 375, and Pro Clone features.

Sean Simmons was also in action for Team Tapout, collecting the Jr. Unrestricted championship trophy on Saturday night.

“We love Motortama,” said Thompson. “We’ve been fortunate to win there quite a few times, but to win the Pro race on Sunday is really big for our team. It means a lot.”

Thompson not only won the Pro main event, but qualified on pole position and lead every lap to score the dominating win in his No. 98T Slack Karts machine.

“Everyone was on their game,” said Thompson. “Thanks again to all of our supporters and congratulations to Sean (Simmons) on his Jr. Unrestricted win. It was a great team effort all weekend.”

Team Tapout’s Motorama success comes on the heels of their victory in the Indoor Auto Racing Championship finale in Albany, NY with driver Tyler Brown.

Keep up with Tyler Thompson and Team Tapout through their all-new website at www.tylerthompson98.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/TeamTapoutRacing to follow Thompson and Team Tapout Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Team Tapout Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, CH Sealants, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, JCB, Liftech, Lakeside Property Services, Lindsey Aggregates, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Performance Manufacturing, Rolfe Schnur Motorsports Marketing, S&W Firewood, Slack Karts, Top Quality Construction

 

 

LONESTAR SPEEDWAY UPDATES

The highly anticipated World of Outlaws event at LoneStar set for this Sat. Feb. 24 is now RAINED OUT and series officials are researching possible alternative dates. Any confirmed new date will be posted when known. If you had tickets to the Feb. 24 event, go to www.WoOSprint.com for posted information on ticket refunds (as it is their ticketing system, not LoneStar's).

IN SUMMARY, NEXT UP at LONESTAR:

Fri/Sat. Feb. 23–24: no on track activity
 FRI. MARCH 2 - Open Practice/Reg'n 7-10pm, Pits $15.
SAT. MARCH 3, 6pm - SPRINT SMACKDOWN/SEASON OPENER

HERE'S THE WHOLE SCOOP.

FRIDAY MARCH 2, Open Practice, Registration, Reserved Pit Parking from 7pm-10pm. All pit passes $15. Free grandstands.

SATURDAY MARCH 3rd at 6pm, 4th LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN, (draw cutoff 5pm sharp), featuring the RaceSaver IMCA sanctioned winged Sprint Cars PLUS LSS Season Points Opener with $1,200/win OUTLAW MODIFIEDS, $500/win FACTORY STOCKS, $700/win LIMITED MODIFIEDS and $200/win FWD 4-CYLINDERS. Grandstand adults just $15, all pit passes $35; complete details below.

LIMITED MODIFIED TEAMS: there is a grace period for the new 2018 header rules. This will allow you through the February LSS events to make your car compliant in time for the March 31st event. Those rules are posted at the following link (if you missed them), as well as all division rules:

http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/rules/

HERE ARE COMPLETE MARCH 3rd SPRINT SMACKDOWN EVENT DETAILS:

Kilgore, TX (02/20/18) by DarinShort.com. The 70' wide expanses of LoneStar Speedway hosted several phenomenal racing events in 2017. Nightly there was side-by-side racing, drivers coming from the back to win, wild finishes - and the new 2018 season fires up NEXT WEEK (pushed back by inclement weather 2/17), Saturday night, MARCH 3rd at 6pm, when fans will be treated to a huge night of racing: the 4th Annual SPRINT SMACKDOWN and LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SEASON POINTS OPENER, featuring added purses in all divisions.

The 2017 edition of the event drew a fantastic crowd and a jammed pit area with 27 Winged Sprint Cars, 22 Outlaw Modifieds, 36 Factory Stocks, 22 Limited Modiifeds and 19 Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders.

Action fires off Saturday MARCH 3rd at 6PM. (The sun goes down at 6:14pm, which will coincide perfectly.)

The Pit Gate will open by 3pm, while the main grandstand area will open by 4:30pm. The driver's draw cut-off for heat races is 5:00pm, with a driver's meeting set for 5:30pm. Hot laps will fire off by 6pm with racing to follow immediately.

Adult grandstand general admission (ages 12-64) to this massive event is just $15! Ages 6-11 are $5, while ages 65+ and military will be $12. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

A JUMBO-SIZED competitor purse is slated in all racing divisions, and the breakdown is as follows, transponders are required for all divisions except FWD 4-Cyl, and a working RACEceiver is required for all divisions:

SPRINT CARS (note that we chose to add more purse in the middle of the field instead of putting it all on top, so it benefits more race teams): $1,200/win - $800 - $600 - $550 - $500 (5th) - $450 - $400 - $350 - $320 - $300 (10th) - $280 - $260 - $240 - $220 - $200 (to 24th...not 20th!). 25-lap feature.

All sprint car NQ's or Non-Starters will receive $100. Sprint Car heats will include passing points which will determine the feature lineups...straight up by points. No redraw. Rules at www.RaceSaver.com and www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for track general rules. This is a sanctioned RaceSaver IMCA event.

And for all LoneStar Speedway divisions, rules are posted at http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/rules/ as 2018 rules are posted are now available.

MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50.

LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30.

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20.

FWD 4-Cylinders: $200 - $150 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 - $40 - $30...to 20th.

If you've yet to order your transponder, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).

No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside main grandstand entrance; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.

REMINDER: A limited supply of reserved seat tickets (in the reserved bucket seat section) are available for the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, February 24th. Details are at the track website and the track Facebook page (that can be found by searching 'LoneStar Speedway'wink.

Open Practice will be held the night before the World of Outlaws on Friday February 23rd from 7-10pm and before the Sprint Smackdown (Saturday, March 2nd, 7-10pm). Any racing division is welcome on practice night, and all pit passes are $15. There is no charge for grandstand admission.

Teams can register their cars for the 2018 season, as well as purchase reserved pit spaces for the season at each of the practice dates.

Here is the revised 2018 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE - As of 2/20/18. Promoter reserves right to adjust schedule as need be. “GA” means adult General Admission ticket prices. Kids generally $5. Reserved Section (bucket seats) available, generally $5 add-on per ticket. Senior & Military pricing generally available, $2-3 off.

MARCH 2 (FRIDAY 7PM-10PM) OPEN PRACTICE & REGISTRATION: Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.

MARCH 3 (SAT 6PM) 4th ANNUAL SPRINT SMACKDOWN! Plus 2018 LSS Points opener $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders. RaceSaver national points/rules/sanction. ($15 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35).

MARCH 31 (SAT. 7PM) 5th Annual BUNNY HOP 40: $3,000/win COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES LATE MODELS; LSS points $1200/win Mods, $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win FS & $200/win FWD 4-Cyl. ($20 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35) Plus Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Prize Drawings!

APRIL 21 (SAT. 7PM) NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES 360 C.I. Sprint Cars! Plus LSS Points Night: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $200/win 4-Cylinders ($17 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35. Factory Stocks are off.).

MAY 12 (SAT. 7PM) "For the Love of Alex Don't Text and Drive” *SPECIAL INCREASED PURSE TBA. LSS Points Night Modifieds; Ltd. Mods, Factory Stocks & FWD 4-Cylinders ($15 GA, $5 Kids; All Pit Passes All Ages $35).

MAY 27 (SUNDAY 7PM) TEXAS WINGED MODIFIED ASSOCIATION, PLUS LONESTAR FWD 4CYL CHAMPIONSHIPS $500/win & $50/start! Plus $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds & $500/win Factory Stocks.(GA $15, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)

JUNE 9 LSS 9th Anniversary Special (SAT 8PM) LONESTAR MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIPS $3,000/win & $200/start! Plus Points Night $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win Factory Stock & $200/win 4-Cyl ($15 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35).

JUNE 30 (SAT 8PM) NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES 360 C.I. Sprint Cars & FIREWORKS! Plus $1,200/win Mods; $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders. (GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)

JULY 14 (SAT 8PM) LONESTAR LIMITED MODIFIEDS CHAMPIONSHIPS $2,000/win & $150/START! Southern Topless Modifieds Touring Series (STEM). Plus LSS Points Night: $1,200/win Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks & $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders ($15 GA and Pits $35).

AUGUST 18 (SAT 8PM) LONESTAR FACTORY STOCK CHAMPIONSHIPS $1,500/win & $100/start! Texas Winged Modified Assn. Plus $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, & $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders. (GA $15, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)

SEPTEMBER 8 (SAT 7PM) MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALS (Details TBA at www.MonsterTruckFallNationals.com)

SEPTEMBER 29 (SAT 7PM) NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 360 C.I. Sprint Cars! PLUS LSS Points: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win 4-Cylinders ($17 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35).

NOV. 3 (SAT. 6PM) ELITE NON-WINGED SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP Plus LSS Season Championships: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Ltd Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks & $200/win FWD 4CYL. $15 GA, $5 Kids, Pit passes, all ages $35.

NOVEMBER 24 (SAT 2PM) LONESTAR TURKEY NATIONALS $5,000/win, $500/start COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES LATE MODELS. Plus $1,500/win Modifieds, $750/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win FWD 4-Cyl.(GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)

Promoter has the right to change schedule and events at their discretion. Please visit the track website at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or on Facebook at ‘LoneStar Speedway’ for the latest event news, weather; etc. As in the past several seasons, to be eligible for post-season awards, registered LoneStar Speedway drivers must compete in a minimum of 75% of completed LoneStar Speedway events during the calendar year.

It's unfortunate that rainy weather has washed out our earlier scheduled events, but we'll keep trying and hope to see you at the 4th Annual Sprint Smackdown & LoneStar Season Points Opener coming Saturday, March 3rd at 6pm!

 

 

White Uses Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s as Learning Session

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2018) - Harli White is grateful she ventured to Florida last weekend to tackle the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

"Overall I was a bit rusty," she said. "The first race back you always hope for the best, but it shows getting a couple of races under your belt before you have to race for points is a good idea. It helps to be out there racing before points racing starts."

White will begin her second season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour next month and she wants to find a rhythm before going points racing. The first opportunity to knock the rust off came last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park, where the action kicked off Thursday with White placing fifth in a heat race before a runner-up result in a B Main garnered a transfer into the main event. She capped the night by advancing from 20th to 16th in the A Main.

"The track was so locked down," she said. "We just never got out and got going. You were always in a battle with other cars. We didn't move forward as much as we wanted, but it was good to get a bunch of laps in."

The team returned to the oval on Friday, when White ended sixth in a heat race and fifth in a B Main to miss a transfer into the main event by only one position.

"We struggled with that car on Thursday and Friday," she said. "It was the one we flipped at the 360 Knoxville Nationals last year. We were in the transfer spot in the B Main for a long time trying to hold on, but I just couldn't hold on long enough."

The team pulled a back-up car out for Saturday's finale.

"I noticed a big difference the way the car reacted to the race track," she said.

White maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race to garner a lock-in position into the 40-lap A Main. She started 16th, but an early crash ended the night with a 22nd-place finish.

"We definitely learned some stuff all weekend that we could use in races to come," she said. "Track conditions were more tricky this year so we learned as the weekend went on. It'd go from one dramatic to the other pretty quick. You had to keep on top of it for sure."

White is slated to make her debut at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series this Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 16 (20).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 5 (3).

Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 22 (16).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc.

Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., is an oilfield truck hauling business located in Lindsay, Okla.

"Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., which is owned by my dad, has been going for 20-plus years," Harli White said. "My dad works very hard. He is my main sponsor so I can't thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., enough for the enormous support."

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

 

 

Hill Improves Each Night During Season-Opening Tripleheader in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2018) - Alex Hill kicked off her 2018 racing season with a solid performance last weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s hosted by East Bay Raceway Park.

The 18-year-old qualified for all three A Mains during the three-night event, a significant improvement over her performances at the prestigious event the previous two years.

"It was a big improvement for us over the two years before when we never made the A Main so we were pretty pumped about that," she said.

Hill credited her new teammate, two-time defending Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Sam Hafertepe Jr., for playing a key role in her successful weekend.

"Sam helped a lot," she said. "We watched some of the races together and he talked to me about my corner entry and running different lines. He also explained how the micro sprints affected the track. There were a lot of other things we talked about, too. I know his help made a big difference."

The action began on Thursday with Hill placing fourth in a heat race and second in a B Main to transfer into the main event. However, she pulled into the infield early and was credited with a 24th-place finish.

"My car wasn't working real well in the feature and I decided to pull in once I got lapped," she said.

On Friday, a second-place finish in her heat race slotted her into the 12 th starting position for the night's 25-lap main event. Unfortunately, her race ended early with her car on the hook.

"That was my fault," she said. "I just got too low in the turn and clipped an infield tire and bent the front axle."

Hill, who was scored 23rd, opened Saturday's finale by advancing from fifth to third place in her heat race. That locked her directly into the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win main event.

"I ran the wrong line early in the race and dropped back a bit," she said. "But when I changed it I did better. The track was kind of difficult for me since it slicked off quite a bit."

She netted a 17th-place result, which was her best ever at the oval.

Hill's quest for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award will begin with her next race - March 16-17 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45th annual Spring Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 24 (19).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 23 (12).

Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 17 (15).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

March 16-17 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing is the title-winning World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

"We're very proud to be associated with Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing," Hill said.

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

 

 

Bergman Set for Debut at Southern Raceway This Weekend With USCS Series

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2018) - Seth Bergman will make his debut at Southern Raceway this weekend with the USCS Series.

Bergman is slated to tackle the 3/8-mile oval in Milton, Fla., on Friday and Saturday, and he's looking to top his best USCS Series finish of second place, which he recorded in Florida earlier this month.

"We pride ourselves on being able to adapt to new tracks quickly and be contenders out of the box," he said. "It will be a challenge, but one we're looking forward to facing."

Bergman competed last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. Unfortunately, a broken header hampered the team on Thursday during the opening round of the three-day event.

Bergman placed sixth in both a heat race and a B Main as his night ended early. He returned to the bullring on Friday, advancing from eighth to seventh place in a heat race before winning a B Main after starting third.

"We made some changes every time we went out and really hit on something in that B Main," he said. "That was probably the best the car we had all weekend."

Bergman claimed the consolation race by nearly half a lap and he carried that momentum into the 25-lap A Main. Bergman maneuvered toward the top 10, but a broken power steering line with four laps remaining resulted in a DNF.

The event finale on Saturday didn't start any better as a fellow competitor spun out in front of the field on the opening lap of a heat race. Bergman dove low to avoid the melee, but the driver made contact with Bergman, whose car flipped. He was unable to resume the race and was forced to scratch from the B Main.

"It's one of those weekends where you put it behind you and look forward," he said. "Our focus is on being a contender on Friday at Southern Raceway and then doing the same thing there on Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 6 (6).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 19 (18).

Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (5).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

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

"We're proud to have such a valued company in Lucas Oil Products, Inc., join our team this season," Bergman said. "They make top-of-the-line products that all the race teams use and their brand is known as quality so it's exciting to have the support of such an esteemed company."

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

 

 

Dancer Makes First Saturday A-Main Appearance at Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2018) - Shawn Dancer is no stranger to the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s at East Bay Raceway Park.

Dancer has made the trek to Florida for the marquee event for several years and last weekend he accomplished his main objective - to make the A Main during the finale - despite a tough start to the action.

"We rolled out the car on Wednesday for practice and had the same setup that we used back in Ohio," he said. "Somehow between that night and Thursday we got things a bit twisted."

After pulling a high pill on Thursday, Dancer started fifth in his heat race and finished sixth. That relegated him to a B Main, in which a fifth-place result missed a spot in the main event by only one position.

"We struggled on Thursday and we didn't get much better on Friday," he said. "We tried some different things, but an even worse pill draw didn't do us any good."

Dancer finished where he started - eighth - in a heat race to open Friday's action. He advanced from seventh to sixth place in a B Main, but fell two positions shy of a transfer.

"On Saturday, we lined up seventh in our heat race due to points," Dancer said. "They only took the top four from heat races and the track was pretty fast. If you didn't get them off the start, it basically went into single file."

Dancer finished seventh in his heat race, which placed him in a B Main. The team made some changes in an effort to get closer to the setup they arrived with on Wednesday.

"We started fourth in the B Main and we had a good battle going for the transfer spot," he said. "That was our last chance to make the Saturday A Main and we ended up second."

Dancer's runner-up result in the consolation race locked him into the 22 nd starting position for the 40-lap main event. He battled with a tight car throughout the race, but made progress and gained several positions before a broken front end resulted in a DNF.

"We got up to about 16th, but then the front end broke on Lap 26 and we finished 19th," he said. "We weren't thrilled about the week, but to be able to get through our adversity and make our first Saturday A Main at an event like this was definitely worth it."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 5 (4).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 6 (7).

Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat Race: 7 (7); B Main 2 (4); Feature: 19 (22).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com .

"Blake Robertson has been a partner of our team for six or seven years," Dancer said. "His products at King Racing Products are No. 1. He manufactures some of the best products available."

Dancer would also like to thank Dancer Logistics, Inc., Amshaw Service Center, Global Warehousing, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is excited to announce that the Kyle Larson Racing “A-main Bonus Award” will be returning this season. Full-time teams/owners (those who haven’t missed a race) that win a Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards A-main in 2018 will go home with a $500 bonus courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing.

With the extra money added in, it allows full-time SCCT competitors the opportunity to race for a minimum of $3,000-to-win each night.

“We really want to thank Kyle Larson Racing for the support once again this season,” commented SCCT President Scott Russell. “The unique thing about the bonus money is that it rewards the teams who show commitment and dedication to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Kyle is someone that of course grew up racing around here and no matter how far he has gone, he’s always remembered where he came from.”

If a tour regular doesn’t win the feature, that $500 will roll over into the winners share for the season-ending Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 3. The KLR bonus money will automatically be up for grabs at the opener in Placerville on March 31, meaning the A-main will pay $3,000-to-win.

Standard nightly payouts for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will once again be $2,500-to-win and $400-to-start the A-main.

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KYLE LARSON RACING BONUS MONEY ELIGIBILITY

1. Available to any car owner who is a full-time participant on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

2. Full-time participant is defined as a car owner who has not missed any Sprint Car Challenge Tour race up to that point of the schedule.

3. A car owner does not have to utilize the same driver at all events, nor does a driver have to utilize the same car owner in order to collect the bonus money. However, the A-Main winning car owner MUST BE a full-time participant on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. PLEASE NOTE: a full-time driver is not eligible for the bonus if that driver wins a Sprint Car Challenge Tour A-Main in a car whose owner is not a full-time participant.

4. Since ALL car owner and driver teams will be considered full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour participants at the first scheduled race the $500.00 bonus WILL be paid to the A-Main winner.

5. The first Sprint Car Challenge Tour event is defined as the first actual A-Main race to be completed, regardless of track location, as weather or other factors may affect the race schedule.

KYLE LARSON RACING BONUS MONEY ROLLOVER

1. If the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus money goes uncollected at any 2018 Sprint Car Challenge Tour event the $500.00 bonus money will roll over to the A-Main (see item #2) at the final 2018 SCCT event at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 3, 2018.

2. If there is unclaimed $500.00 Kyle Larson Racing Bonus money from any event(s), the total unclaimed bonus money rolling over to the above referenced Stockton Dirt Track race will be paid to the winner of the A-Main race, regardless if the car owner is a full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour participant. For this event only, the car owner DOES NOT need not be a full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour participant.

3. If, for any reason, the Stockton Dirt Track event is cancelled the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus Money will roll over to the first Sprint Car Challenge Tour event of 2019.

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Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards 2018 Schedule

Saturday March 31: Placerville Speedway
Saturday April 14: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Jimmy Sills Classic)
Saturday April 28: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 12: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday June 16: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA
Saturday June 30: Placerville Speedway (Salute to the Fans with King of the West-NARC)
Sunday July 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 7: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Friday September 21: Placerville Speedway (Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout)
Saturday September 22: Placerville Speedway (Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout)
Saturday October 13: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA (33rd annual Cotton Classic with King of the West-NARC)
Saturday November 3: Stockton Dirt Track (35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with King of the West-NARC)

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Excited for World of Outlaws Debut This Weekend in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi will make his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series debut this weekend in Texas.

Scelzi and his family owned No. 41s are slated to compete on Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and on Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"If I can get comfortable quickly and just make the show and then be on the pace I'll be pretty happy with it," he said. "This weekend is about seat time and trying to get acclimated to racing with the World of Outlaws before they come to the West Coast."

This weekend is an opportunity to turn laps at the highest level of 410ci winged sprint car competition before Scelzi joins veteran car owner and crew chief Paul Silva for five straight weeks of World of Outlaws competition. The team is sponsored by Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation Services for a 20-race schedule this season.

Scelzi made his 410 debut last year and it was a rousing success. He competed in 18 races and contended for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship down to the wire before finishing second - by only one point - in the championship standings.

Scelzi set quick time during qualifying five times and he timed in inside the top five 14 times during those 18 races. In fact, he's only qualified outside the top 10 once in the class.

"Last year we struggled because qualifying didn't put us in a good spot," he said. "With the World of Outlaws format and how much qualifying plays into it I think we'll be ok if I catch the trend of qualifying good."

Scelzi recorded a trio of 410 sprint car wins - all with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series - and he netted seven podiums, 11 top fives and 16 top 10s, including a current streak of 13 consecutive.

His first triumph, which came on a last-lap pass on May 13 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., made him the youngest winner in King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series history.

Scelzi was also recently named the 2017 North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year by a voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers.

MEDIA LINKS -

Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visithttp://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"They are by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

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

 

 

Sides Aiming for Smooth Weekend in Texas With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2018) - Jason Sides is seeking a smooth weekend as he returns to World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition this Friday and Saturday in Texas.

Sides will compete on Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and on Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout.

"Our debut at Cotton Bowl Speedway in 2016 was follow the leader without much passing and when we ran at LoneStar Speedway last year we were caught up in a crash," he said. "Hopefully we can have a couple of good nights this weekend and get back on the right track."

Sides was hampered by mechanical issues last weekend during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s at East Bay Raceway Park.

The tripleheader began on Thursday when Sides placed fifth in a heat race before he won a B Main to transfer into the 17th starting position for the 25-lap A Main.

"We were really good early in the feature," he said. "We picked up a few spots in the first couple of laps and were battling for a top 10 most of the race."

Unfortunately, a mechanical problem sent the team pitside with only four laps remaining while running 10th. Sides was credited with a 23 rd-place result.

The team changed engines prior to Friday's show to a 23-year-old engine Sides has relied on sparingly. Sides placed sixth in a heat race, second in a B main and 17th in the main event.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Sides finishing fifth in a heat race to miss locking into the A Main by only one position. However, late in the race the engine developed a problem that was unable to be fixed and Sides was forced to scratch from the remainder of the event.

"We certainly didn't get the results out of the weekend like we wanted, but it's always a great weekend to spend down there with Kimball Wetherington and some of the people from Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., as well as all of our fans and friends in that part of the country," he said. "Now we'll shift gears back to World of Outlaws competition in Texas before we head to the West Coast for a few weeks."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 23 (17).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 17 (20).

Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: DNS (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com .

"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

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

 

 

Rilat Scores Trio of Top-10 Results During Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2018) - Travis Rilat kicked off his 2018 campaign with BDS Motorsports by posting a trio of top-10 finishes last weekend during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

The results gives the duo seven top-10 finishes in eight sprint car races together.

"We've been in the top 10 almost every night together," Rilat said. "We just need to push it a little harder. We're fairly consistent now. We have to file away the edges and keep pushing."

The action at East Bay Raceway Park began on Thursday with Rilat winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the third starting position for the 25-lap main event.

Rilat battled between third and fifth for the first several laps before he spun in turn two trying to avoid a crash. While Rilat kept his car going, the caution came out so he was forced to restart the race last. He rallied from the back of the pack to record a ninth-place finish.

The following night opened with Rilat finishing where he started - second - in a heat race. That was good enough to lock into the 11th starting position in the main event. Rilat picked up a trio of positions to end eighth.

Once preliminary points were tabulated Rilat ranked eighth overall, which was two positions - and only a couple of points - shy of locking into Saturday's 40-lap A Main. It forced Rilat to run a heat race, which he won to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

Rilat competed inside the top 10 throughout the race before he settled for a seventh-place result, which marked his third straight night of improving his feature finish.

"All weekend we needed to find the right balance for me and the car," he said. "The more we work together the closer we'll get. I think we learned a lot from the weekend. We had some decent finishes, but it wasn't what we wanted. That gives us something to work on for the next race."

Rilat and BDS Motorsports will be off for the next few weeks before the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com season-opening event on March 16-17 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45 th annual Spring Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (3).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (11).

Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 16-17 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shop the BOSS

Located in Dallas, Shop the BOSS offers a large selection of hardwood flooring products below closeout prices for retail customers. For more information, visit http://www.ShoptheBOSS.com.

"Shop the BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Car Star Collision and Service (from Leduc, Alberta, Canada) Champion Brands Racing Oil, Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, Joe's Kleen Products, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Schoenfeld Headers, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Joshua Shipley Starts Season on a Positive Note With NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Inside Line Promotions - CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Feb. 19, 2018) - Joshua Shipley brushed off the offseason dust by competing last Saturday with the NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars at Central Arizona Speedway.

After winning a heat race to open the night and facing some adversity early in the A Main, Shipley charged from the rear of the field to finish fourth.

"We had a field of 20 cars, which is pretty good for that series," he said. "I started on the outside front row of the heat race and walked away with it."

While the heat race win lined him up on the outside of the second row in the A Main, Shipley quickly made his way to lead by turn one.

"It was rough in turns one and two so I kind of babied it to get through there smoothly," he said. "I went low and second place went around me on the top to take the lead on the back straightaway."

After almost regaining the lead, a caution came out on Lap 2 and gave Shipley some trouble.

"I started second on the restart, but I made a mistake that bounced me off the track," he said. "I brought out the yellow so I had to go to the tail."

Shipley was methodical as he was able to pick off cars and work his way up to fourth place before the checkered flag was waved.

"I definitely can't complain," he said. "I felt really good, the car was great and that race gave me a lot of confidence heading into the ASCS Southwest Region season in a couple of weeks."

Shipley will be rejoining the No. 01 Verville Motorsports team for the 2018 season to compete for the championship. The action begins March 3 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

"We rounded off the 2017 season with good finishes and we're feeling excited for this year," Shipley said. "A lot of the sponsors and partners that were with us last season are sticking around for this year, which is awesome. We couldn't do it without them and we appreciate their support."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 17 - Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

March 3 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Christie Grading & Paving

Christie Grading & Paving is a business located in Rainbow Valley, Ariz.

"Bob Christie, the owner of Christie Grading & Paving, came on board with me a couple of years ago when I was running my own car," Shipley said. "We were in a tight spot and he really came through and helped us out. Since then we've created a great partnership and friendship, and I'm thankful to have him on board."

Shipley would also like to thank The Race Shack, Up Front Signs, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Lifting Solutions, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Catalina Drywall and 488 Web Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Wrapping Up First Career Campaign With World Series Sprintcars This Weekend at Perth Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - BUNBURY, West Australia, Australia (Feb. 19, 2018) - The final weekend of Dominic Scelzi's trip to compete in Australia is here.

Scelzi and Wormall Motorsport will wrap up their World Series Sprintcars campaign this Saturday and Sunday at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, West Australia. Scelzi enters the weekend ranked 13th in the championship standing - only 100 points out of the top 10.

"Our goal is to finish the World Series Sprintcars season on a strong note," he said. "Perth Motorplex has probably been our best track in Australia so I'm looking forward to racing there."

Scelzi drove into the top five during his debut at the oval in December 2016 before a mechanical problem resulted in a DNF. However, he placed third, third and second, respectively, during three more races at the oval in late 2016 and early 2017.

This weekend will be Scelzi's first visit since his career-best second-place result in Australia on Jan. 1, 2017.

Scelzi had a promising run stymied by weather last Friday at Attwell Park Speedway in Albany, West Australia, Australia. He qualified ninth quickest and finished fourth in his first heat race after starting seventh. Scelzi then missed a crash in the second heat race that would have restarted him fourth, but rain washed out the remainder of the night.

"We had set ourselves up really well and if we had been able to just maintain in that second heat race we would have been in a great position for the A Main," he said. "Mother Nature had other plans and ended the night for us, which was frustrating with how well everything was going for us."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Quit Bunbury Speedway, where Scelzi timed in ninth quickest in qualifying, placed seventh and ninth, respectively, in heat races and ended 16th in the main event.

"Last weekend wasn't in our favor, but that's behind us and we're really excited about this weekend in Perth," he said. "The Wormall Motorsport team works so hard and deserves a great weekend so I hope we can all produce that this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 16 - Attwell Park Speedway in Albany, West Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (7); Heat race #2: RAIN OUT (8).

Feb. 17 - Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, West Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 9; Heat race #1: 7 (8); Heat race #2: 9 (7); Feature: 16 (14).

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, West Australia, Australia, with the World Series Sprintcars

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 - Red Line Oil

Since 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation has grown to manufacture more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives, and its popular WaterWetter cooling additive for the automotive, motorcycle, marine, and industrial markets. Based in Benicia, Calif., Red Line has a reputation with racers and enthusiasts alike for creating products that perform and protect better than any on the market, regardless of price. For more information, visithttp://www.RedLineOil.com.

"Red Line Oil is hands down the best oil in the racing industry," Scelzi said. "They have supported my family for as long as I can remember and have been a big part of my career."

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

 

 

Wilson Headed to Texas for World of Outlaws Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Feb. 19, 2018) - Greg Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team will venture to Texas this weekend for the first of two trips to the Lone Star State this year.

Wilson is slated to compete on Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"We always enjoy racing in Texas and seeing the great fans there," he said. "We don't have a lot of experience at Cotton Bowl Speedway or LoneStar Speedway so we're looking forward to turning more laps and building our notebook."

Wilson has one car start at each oval. He charged from 23rd to 15th in 2016 during his debut at Cotton Bowl Speedway before maneuvering to a 15th-place result at LoneStar Speedway last season.

"When you go to a track for the first time all you can hope for is to learn as much as you can and be moving forward by the end of the night," he said. "We were able to do that at both tracks so when we head back this weekend we have something to work off. Hopefully we can build on that and keep improving each time we return to those tracks."

This is the first of five consecutive weekends of action on the road as Wilson and the World of Outlaws head west with stops in Nevada and California before Easter Weekend, which is a weekend off.

First, Wilson has a Hercules Tires dealership visit this Wednesday at Eagle Tire in Milton, Fla., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Wednesday at Eagle Tire in Milton, Fla., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

DNC Hydraulics, which is headquartered in Rawson, Ohio, is a hydraulic cylinder rebuilder for heavy duty construction equipment, mill type, crane, scrap metal recycling and large bore and stroke factory cylinders for various applications and many other industries. For more than 20 years DNC Hydraulics has been dedicated to serving each customer with the best service and response to their specific hydraulic repair needs and timelines. DNC Hydraulics strives to continually add and update machinery and tools to speed up repairs reduce costs improve quality and minimize down times on customers equipment. Each job is treated the same and evaluated separately so no detail is missed and the root cause of the problem is identified and corrected. For more information, visit http://www.DNCHydraulics.com.

"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

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

 

 

Sunshine Is Bright In Florida

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With many drivers and teams escaping frigid winter weather in the Midwest, no was hotter than Sunshine, Tyler Courtney. Making his debut with the Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing team, Sunshine was able to pick up two wins during the Bubba Army Winternationals.

Thursday night opened the 2018 USAC National Sprint Car Series season, and it was Chase Stockon using KSE Racing Products to pocket the first win of the season for the storied series.

In Tampa, FL, it was a KSE Racing Products sweep during the three-night King of the 360’s Ronald Laney Memorial event. Opening the event up it was Thomas Kennedy scoring the win, as Mark Smith won Friday night’s preliminary night, before Terry McCarl picked up the 40-lap finale on Saturday night to earn the King of the 360’s crown.

While racing in America is getting underway, things are still going strong in Australia. During World Series Sprint Car action at Bunbury Speedway, it was Jamie Veal putting the Krikke No. 2 in victory lane.

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.

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Inaugural Sprint Car Asparagus Cup invades the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday April 21 Event held in conjunction with the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival

Stockton, CA – February 19, 2018…Noceti Group Inc. is excited to announce that for the first time ever motorsports will be coming to the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival in April, with the inaugural Asparagus Cup set to be held at the Stockton Dirt Track. The event on Saturday April 21 will showcase a $10,000-to-win feature for Winged 360 Sprint Cars, with a purse that will be upwards of $40,000.

The San Joaquin Asparagus Festival offers everything from food to fun and now adds racing to the mix. Bring your family and friends to enjoy Asparagus Alley with delicious asparagus dishes, live entertainment, Health & Wellness Fair, countless vendors, Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion, Cooking Demonstrations, Recipe Contest, Deep Fried Asparagus Eating Competition, Monster Truck rides, Kids Zone with carnival rides and games, country farm animals and much more.

“We’re thrilled to bring Sprint Car racing into the mix this year at the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival,” commented NGI President Tony Noceti. “The festival is a great opportunity to try and introduce a new demographic of fans to the sport we all love. We believe it will be a lot of fun for everyone to come early and enjoy the festival, before taking in the races later that night. Our hope is to grow this show into a premier event for sprint car racing in California.”

The non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car program will utilize Sprint Car Challenge Tour rules and is the only division competing at the Asparagus Cup on April 21. The main event winner will go home with a custom, one of a kind asparagus themed trophy, in addition to the $10,000 top prize. With the added racing event festival hours will be extended to 10pm that night.

All in all, Noceti Group Inc. has given back over $300,000 to non-profit groups that volunteered and to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds since 2015.

“Visitors to the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival have always been treated to a large variety of entertainment, cooking demonstrations, shopping, children’s activities, and arguably the best food offered at any festival around,” Noceti said. “Events such as these are very important to communities all around the country and the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival is definitely a staple in the San Joaquin valley.”

The Asparagus Festival was first created in 1985 by a small group of Stockton residents led by Gordon Medlin and Joe Travale, with the backing of Bank of Stockton President Robert Eberhardt. A year later, the first festival was held at Oak Grove Regional Park along Eight Mile Road.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. Be sure to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt & follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

For more info on the San Joaquin Asparagus visit www.SanJoaquinAsparagusFestival.net or contact 916-370-3647.

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Stockton Dirt Track 2018 Schedule

Saturday March 10: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Friday March 16: FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout- World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Dwarf Cars Saturday March 17: FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout- World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Dwarf Cars

Saturday April 14: Jimmy Sills Classic- Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards and Sport Mods

Saturday April 21: Asparagus Cup- $10,000-to-win Winged 360 Sprint Cars in conjunction with San Joaquin Asparagus Festival

Saturday May 26: Memorial Day Weekend Shootout- $5,000-to-win Winged 360 Sprint Cars, C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and BCRA Midgets

Friday June 15: West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls Saturday June 16: Lodi Motorcycle Club AMA Sanctioned Motorcycle Race

Saturday July 7: Salute to LeRoy Van Conett- Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Sport Mods

Saturday August 11: Lodi Motorcycle Club AMA Sanctioned Motorcycle Race

Saturday September 8: Harvest Classic Tractor Pulls

Friday September 21: West Coast Nationals- Dirt Modifieds and Sport Mods Saturday September 22: West Coast Nationals- Dirt Modifieds and Sport Mods

Friday October 5: Monster Truck Madness featuring Transformers Reptar vs. Galactron Saturday October 6: Monster Truck Madness featuring Transformers Reptar vs. Galactron

Friday November 2: 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson- Winged 360 Sprint Cars, C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Dwarf Cars Saturday November 3: 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson- Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards and King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Championship Finale

Saturday November 17: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

 

 

Marysville Raceway fires-off the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour season this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Marysville, CA – February 19, 2018…The Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial has grown to be the traditional Northern California Sprint Car kick-off and for the second consecutive year the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will be a part of the show this Saturday February 24 at Marysville Raceway.

This weekend’s event opens the second C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour season under the Glad Enterprises banner with promoter Rick Faeth at the helm. He spoke about opening the year on Saturday. “Having one of MRP's signature events such as the Toller Memorial for the second straight year is great for our wingless tour. I'd like to thank Dennis Gage for hosting us and look forward to kicking-off what should be a great season.”

The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour this season will once again pay a minimum of $1,200-to-win & $175-to-start the Pit Stop USA A-main each night. The middle portion of the purse has also been increased thanks to support from Transport Products Unlimited.

The tour champion will be awarded a solid $1,500 from a point fund that pays out the top-10 at season’s end. There will be no entry fees and no membership fees for competitors to run tour events. A solid contingency program is also in place with numerous companies lending their support each night.

Last season was dominated by Tracy’s Austin Liggett and car owner Brian Sperry, who picked off five wins en route to the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour title. Liggett however, will not be chasing points this year, leaving the championship battle wide open.

The top-five in the standings last year was filled out by Brent Steck, Klint Simpson, Casey McClain and Troy Degaton. Several other drivers will look to battle their way to the front of the field at the opener including reigning Toller Memorial winner Cody Spencer, along with Terry Schank Jr., Kalib Henry, Sparky Howard, Angelique Bell, Scott Hall, Barry Pries Jr., Trey Walters, Chris Kerr, Marcus Smith, Tim Sherman Jr. and many more.

The Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial honors the late husband and wife, who were part of the Marysville Raceway family for years. Sherm handled the infield reporting duties at the speedway, while Loree was a scorekeeper in the booth. Prior to that both also worked at the now defunct Ernie Purcell Speedway in Grass Valley. Also on the card this Saturday in Marysville to help open the Nor-Cal campaign will be Winged 360 Sprint Cars and the RaceSaver 305 Sprints.

Marysville Raceway Announcer and Public Relations Director Troy Hennig talked about having the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour as part of the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial on Saturday, “We are definitely excited to host the season-opener for the tour this weekend in Marysville. What has taken place the last year and half with the series has been all positive. Having the Hunt Wingless cars alongside the Winged 360’s and RaceSaver Sprints will make for a great show at the Toller Memorial and we hope all the fans will come out to support the event.”

All seating will be general admission this Saturday with adult tickets $17; juniors 12-15, seniors 62+ and military with ID will be $14; children 6-11 are $6 and five and under will be free. A family pack featuring two adults and two juniors (or three children) will be available for $50. The front gate will open at 5pm, with cars on track shortly after and racing to follow. A full program of West Coast Race Parts qualifying, heat races, the Santamauro Racing Products dash and Pit Stop USA A-main will all be on tap.

The Marysville Raceway is located in Marysville, California. From the Junction of HWY 70 and HWY 20 (12th Street), go a quarter-mile east on HWY 20. Turn south onto Ramirez Road for 1.5 miles. The physical address is 1468 Simpson Ln, Marysville, CA 95901. More info on the track can be viewed at www.marysvilleraceway.com

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, Transport Products Unlimited, West Coast Race Parts, SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

Information on the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc – After beginning in 2010 this season marks the ninth campaign for the traveling Wingless Spec Sprint tour.

If you’re interested in joining the 11-race tour as a marketing partner please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

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C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour 2018 Schedule

Saturday February 24: Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial- Marysville Raceway
Saturday March 3: Silver Cup- Silver Dollar Speedway
Saturday March 31: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday April 28: Placerville Speedway
Saturday May 26: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday June 16: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 7: Third annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett- Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday July 21: Placerville Speedway
Saturday August 25: Seventh annual Soares Classic- Petaluma Speedway
Wednesday September 5: Gold Cup- Silver Dollar Speedway
Friday November 2: Tribute to Gary Patterson- Stockton Dirt Track

 

 

Reidy and Mitchell Top Toowoomba 50 Lapper

After missing the previous round of the USC Qld at Toowoomba Mitchell Motorsports and their driver Danny Reidy returned to action in style as they were convincing winner in the latest round of the series that incorporated the Pit Stop 50 last Saturday night.

After qualifying third in his heat group, and seventh overall in the 34-car field, Reidy drove the #19 Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads / Penrite supported machine to a 3rd and a 2nd placed result in his heat races.

Therefore, Reidy started from the second row and he quickly moved into second, a position he would hold until the pit stop on lap 25.

“During the pit stop we were a little concerned about the tyre wear on the left rear but we elected not to change it. This was a decision that ultimately paid off as the guys who changed tyres in the break failed to fight their way back through” added Team Owner Peter Mitchell.

Once the race got back underway Reidy immediately went on the attack passing the race leader Robbie Farr on lap 29 and from that point Reidy wasn’t headed as he went on to win by over 4 seconds.

“Man, it’s been a long time between drinks, that’s for sure. I feel like I earned this one, getting past Robbie before he had his incident. A big thanks to the guys, Peter and Lindy Mitchell for letting me drive this car and to our major sponsors Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads, Penrite and Desert Palms in Alice Springs. This is brilliant!”

Team Owner Peter Mitchell was also ecstatic to have won the main event breaking a long winless streak for the Brisbane based team.

“I honestly can’t remember our last win. It was probably about 7 years ago at Lismore with my Son Ricky in the car. It is also fantastic to be involved in Danny’s first win for a couple years and his first USC Qld main event win” he added.

Mitchell Motorsports will return to Toowoomba Good Friday for the next round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Queensland.

The Mitchell Motorsport Team would like to thank the following corporate supporters: Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads, Penrite oils, Desert Palms Alice Springs, KRE Race Engines, Wesfil, Cooper, Primera, Thermal Edge Coatings, Locked Down Apparel and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

For further updates on Mitchell Motorsport please visit www.mitchellmotorsport.com or visit Mitchell Motorsport on Facebook.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY 2018 SEASON STARTS SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH; FOUR ALL STAR RACES PLUS WORLD OF OUTLAW LATE MODELS HEADLINE THE SCHEDULE

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

It is now less than two months to go until Wayne County Speedway opens up the gates for the 2018 racing season that will be filled with weekly race action highlighted by many specials. Weather permitting, there will be two test and tune dates before the season starts and those are Saturdays, March 31st and April 7th as both practices will start at noon.

The season opener will see the Fast Four Racing program, which is the Sprints, Super Late Models, Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks taking the green flag for the first time. The next week, Saturday, April 21st will see the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars in for the 1st of four visits with $5,000 to win. The Super Late Models will also be in action. On Saturday, April 28th, the Modifieds return for the 1st time in three seasons as they join the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks on the racing card as the Sprints take the night off at WCS.

The month of May starts with a Fast Four Racing programs on Saturday's May 5th, and May 12th, with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association paying $3,000 to win on the 12th and May 19th includes the Ohio Sprint Car Series giving the winner $2,500. The month of May will close out with the second appearance of the ASCoC for another $5,000 to win on Saturday, May 26th as the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks will be in action also.

A busy month of June is on tap for 'Orrville's Historic Oval' as 6 nights of action will take place in the month as it starts with a Fast Four Racing Program on Saturday, June 2nd with the 1st of three Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series and the start of the 'Summer Series' for both the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. The next week will be Mid Season Championship for the Fast Four Racing. Saturday, June 16th will be the $10,000 to win World of Outlaw Late Model show along with the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. Coming right back two nights later, Monday, June 18th will be the annual All Star Sprint Speedweek race for another $5,000 to win show. Only the Arctic Cat All Stars will be in action that night for the Duffy Smith Memorial. The cars will take the night off on Saturday, June 23rd as the National Tractor Pulling Association pulls into WCS for a night of high horsepower. The month of June will wrap up on the 30th with another Fast Four Racing night that will again feature the OVSCA and $3,000 to win event.

July starts out on the 7th with the Fast Four Racing program with round two of the Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series and the 'Summer Series' for the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. The Modifieds return for the second time this season and join the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks on Saturday, July 14th as the Sprints have the night off. On Saturday, July 21st, the OSCS has $2,500 to win as they join the Fast Four Racing program for the second time in 2018. The Late Model Dirt Week will be included for the Fast Four Racing program on Saturday, July 28th. That will be the Hans and Don Gross Memorial as the winner will pocket $3,000. This race will also be round three of the ARP/WCS Super Late Model Series.

Kid's Night and the Danny Gardner Memorial for the Super Stocks paying $1,000 to win kicks off the month of August Fast Four Racing night on the 4th. The Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and the Modifieds are scheduled in for the Saturday, August 11th program. Another $3,000 to win OVSCA plus round three of the 'Summer Series' for the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks on the August 18th card for the Fast Four Racing program. The racing month of August will end on 25th with Sprints, Super Stocks, Modifieds and the Mini Stocks as they race for the 1st Sam Huffman Memorial with $500 to win for the 4 cylinders.

The $10,000 to win Pete Jacobs Memorial featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Sprints will take place on Sunday, September 2nd as the Super Stocks join the action.

The Ohio Dirt Blowout is set for Friday and Saturday, September 21st and 22nd as the final 'Summer Series' race for the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks will take place on Friday with additional racing news to be released. Then Saturday nights action will see the OVSCA, the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks race for the final time in 2018. More racing news will be released about the Ohio Dirt Blowout as the season progress'.

All of the OVSCA races for the Sprints will be 'Summer Series' races and all of the Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series and the Super Late Model portion of the Ohio Dirt Blowout will be 'Summer Series' races for them. The 'Summer Series' for all class' are separate points races with additional bonus money for the top three finishers in each class' points.

Watch the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or like us on facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway for the latest news and happenings about the speedway.

 

 

Krikke Boys Shootout Ride to Conquer Cancer

Next month, Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke is excited to announce that he will be completing a charity bicycle ride in order to raise money for cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research via the Krikke Boys Shootout Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Having been significantly affected by cancer in the past, with team owner and brother Shane Krikke having lost his 18-year battle with the disease in June of 2016, team manager Ryan Krikke and the rest of the Krikke Motorsport team were more than happy to throw their support behind the cause, after being approached by 360 Sprintcar racer and Ride To Conquer Cancer advocate Paul Peet.

The Krikke Boys Shootout Ride To Conquer Cancer is set to be held on the Friday of March 2, the day prior to the annual two-night Krikke Boys Shootout for Sprintcars at Bunbury Speedway, and will see participants ride 200 kilometres from Perth to Bunbury in a single day.

“We’re privileged to be involved in the Krikke Boys Shootout Ride To Conquer Cancer charity bike ride and we’re keen to get the speedway community involved in this brilliant cause,” commented Ryan Krikke.

“Cancer is something that either has, or will touch all of us in one way or another and the more awareness and funds we can raise to help with finding a cure the better. I have personally lost family members, work colleagues and friends to this terrible disease and one of my best friends is currently battling with.

“It’s going to be a long day in the saddle, probably seven to eight hours, but that is nothing compared to what a cancer patient has to deal with. The motivation to keep going will be easy to find.

“Finding a cure for this terrible disease isn’t possible without the support of generous people and we’re hoping that the speedway community will get behind us and donate whatever they can. No amount is too small.”

A number of developments are also underway to incorporate the Krikke Boys Ride into the Shootout at Bunbury Speedway throughout the weekend, giving fans and competitors a chance to show their support.

100% of the donated funds will go directly to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. To show your support and contribute to cancer research, you can donate by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/2nmJdJY

Donations can also be made via cash or credit card directly to Ryan Krikke at the team transporter during the two-night Krikke Boys Shootout at Bunbury Speedway.

Krikke Motorsport would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Gowans Performance, Orrcon Steel, Darby’s Paints, Bunbury Toyota, BR Motorsports, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, and Redline Media.

To find out more about the Krikke Motorsport team and to keep up to date with current news and results, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Max Stambaugh earns top-ten during Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park

TAMPA, Fla. (February 18, 2018) – The decision to return to the Sunshine State just one week after his five-race stint with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 proved to be a success story for “Mad Max” Stambaugh, not only qualifying for the $10,000-to-win, Ronald Laney Memorial/King of 360s at East Bay (Fla.) Raceway Park, but also scoring a top-ten performance for car owner, Terry Busche.

The 360 cubic inch sprint car program, taking shape during the 42nd Annual Winternationals, was comprised of two preliminary events on Thursday and Friday, February 15-16, followed by the $10,000 finale on Saturday, February 17. Stambaugh finished inside the top-ten during each of his preliminary attempts, ultimately locking himself into the finale on Saturday.

“That was a lot of fun. We were able to show some speed all week,” Max Stambaugh explained. “I can't thank Terry Busche enough for the opportunity, and David Diller for all of his hard work. This was more or less a last minute decision to come down to East Bay for this deal. I'm glad we did. Hopefully we have the opportunity to do it again next year.”

Stambaugh earned a pair of seventh place finishes during preliminary competition to open the Ronald Laney Memorial program, the result of a charge from the inside of row six, as well as a charge from the outside of row six, respectively. The back-to-back top-ten results were enough to lock Stambaugh into the finale on Saturday, eventually starting the 40-lapper from the outside of row three.

“We got distracted by the lapped cars, but all in all, it was a great effort,” Stambaugh continued. “This was a great way to build some momentum before the bulk of our season begins. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going and keep the top-ten streak alive.”

Max Stambaugh will return to his family-owned, Biggies Coast to Coast-backed, No. 5M sprinter and continue competition on Friday evening, March 23, when Attica Raceway Park opens its gates for the first time of 2018. The Elida, Ohio, native will focus on weekly competition at Attica Raceway Park before returning to All Star Circuit of Champions duties on Friday, April 6, at Atomic Speedway.

Those interested in developing a marketing partnership with Max Stambaugh should contact him immediately at mad.max5@hotmail.com.

SPECIAL THANKS: Max Stambaugh would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Lima Cadillac Chevrolet, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale's Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/max.stambaugh

STATS: 2015 Wins: 5 (2 – Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) – NRA 360s; 1 – Butler Speedway (MI) – 410ci; 1 – I-96 Speedway (MI) – 410ci; 1 – Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) – 360ci)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors. Earned 13 top-ten finishes in 40 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year fourth in All Star driver standings.

2018 Highlights: Qualified for three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during King of 360s action at East Bay (Fla.) Raceway Park from February 15-17.

2018 Wins: N/A

 

 

2nd Gale Patterson Memorial for UMSS Sprint Cars

Details:

The 2nd Gale Patterson Memorial race will take place on Saturday April 21st at Cedar Lake Speedway for the UMSS winged 360 sprint car series It was not my intent to organize another memorial race but Ron Bernhagen asked if I would consider it. I agreed because of my love for the UMSS winged series, desire to see the relationship between CLS and the UMSS continue to grow, and finally I want to keep my dad’s spirit alive. It has been nearly 2 ½ years since my dad passed away. His death still stings but I want the racing world to remember him and what he meant to me. For those that do not know, my dad and I raced with the UMSS series from 2011-2015. My dad was my crew chief. We watched races for the first 18 years of my life then we transitioned to racing cars for the next 12 years. We loved racing sprint cars together until he died of lung cancer in 2015.

Donations:

I am reaching out to solicit donations to raise the UMSS winged class’ purse My goal is to raise $2,175 which will allow us to pay $350 to start the A-main To show my commitment to the race, I will contribute $500 to get the ball rolling. Couple this with another $200 raised, and we are already at 32% of the goal! If you are interested in donating, please text, call, or email me. 100% of the donations will go directly to the drivers. My hope is the increased purse money will encourage more race teams to show up and put on a great show for the fans

Wrap-up:

My long-term goal is to get back into racing sprint cars again, but until that happens, it is my honor to contribute to the sport through the memorial race for my dad I sincerely appreciate your consideration and hope you can make it out to this great event The makeup date will be in July if necessary 2016 Gale Patterson Memorial race summary: http://winged.umsprints.com/news/?i=37817 2016 Gale Patterson Memorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfpzApVpVQY

Sincerely, Chad Patterson 612-408-6027 Chad.patterson@donaldson.com

 

 

Boespflug Rounds Out AMSOIL USAC Winter Dirt Games with a Podium Finish

Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug leaves Florida after the conclusion of the 9th Annual Winter Dirt Games at Bubba Raceway Park in the Top 5 in AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings. Averaging a 6th place finish in the opening 3 nights of the USAC National Schedule with a pair of 8th's and a 3rd place podium finish Boespflug currently sits 4th overall as the series heads to the Midwest.

Struggling early in qualifying put Boespflug behind right off the bat on Night 1, but he rallied back and earned the KSE Racing Products / ProSource Hard Charger award advancing 10 positions finishing 8th after starting 18th. As the weekend progressed so did Boespflug in the NineEight Motorsports Howard Law 98 Maxim. With each night qualifying runs improved which in return made for better starting positions in the mains. Boespflug raced his way to a transfer position each night through heat race competition including earning a heat race win. A 7th place qualifying run the final night of Winter Dirt Games IX put Boespflug in the invert for the main earning him a front row starting position. The initial start of the WDG finale showed the outside line was not the preferred groove on the start, as Boespflug shifted back to 5th. As the race progressed with minimal cautions Boespflug's car began to dig harder and came to him. The NineEight Motorsports 98 gained more speed in the last half of the race as he was able to hold off hard charging competition when pressured from behind to earn his first podium finish of the 2018 season, finishing 3rd.

"Thursday the cautions hurt my runs, but I could have used a few Saturday. Each night the car got better as the race went on and that will pay off throughout the season. Overall I am pleased with the way this Florida trip went, we made gains with the new maxim each time it hit the track. Thankful for all who made the trip to Florida possible. I am proud of what we accomplished and had fun doing it. Now we'll truck back to Indy to get things ready for the start of the Midwest season. " - Chad Boespflug

NineEight Motorsports Supporting Partners: Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

AMSOIL USAC Winter Dirt Games Results at Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida 2/15 31 Cars - Qualified 18th - Heat Race S: 2nd F: Won - AMain S:18th F: 8th 2/16 39 Cars - Qualified 14th - Heat Race S: 3rd F: 2nd - AMain S:12th F: 8th 2/17 28 Cars - Qualified 7th- Heat Race S: 5th F: 4th - AMain S: 2nd F: 3rd

 

 

 

 

An Advanced Look at Sprint Series of Oklahoma Season Opener!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – February 18, 2018 - Less than two weeks remain until the 2018 season opener as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Tires Southwest kicks off their third season at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma on Saturday evening, March 3, 2018 and the running of the “Pole Position Spring Nationals.”

The cast of regulars virtually remain the same while new drivers make their inaugural full-time appearance utilizing a a 305-ci motor.

Two-time and defending tour champion Andy Shouse of Oklahoma City will be looking for three championships in a row. The 2016 IMCA Sprint Car National champion leads the tour in career victories with seven and has two at the track formally known as Brill Motor Speedway.

Joe Wood, Jr. of Oklahoma will also return to the series and is tied for third in career series victories with three, one of which also came at Red Dirt Raceway.

Loyd Clevenger of Newalla returns to the quarter-mile clay oval in hopes of finally reaching victory lane after coming just five laps sort in his quest of the checkered flag last September as he led twenty-five laps before encounters with a lapped car.

Chris Kelly of Moore has one career series victory and will once again compete full-time with the series as well as Mike Scott (Midwest City), Cody Whitworth (Tuttle), Eric Matthews (Conway Springs, Kansas), Chad Koch (Wichita Falls, Texas), defending series rookie of the year Tristian Oakes (Sand Springs, OK), Jerry Jumper (Moore), Dillon Laden (Yukon), Josh Toho (Hinton), Blake Scott (Elmore City), Tanner Conn (OKC) and Justin Mowery (Mustang) are all expected to compete in most, if not all, the races in 2018.

Shane Sellers of Mustang will compete full-time with the series this year, taking over the reigns of the Pete Haskins owned #16s, last year driven by Steven Shebester (Mustang). Shebester has taking over the driving duties of the Lubbock Wrecker #11x for this season.

Shayla Waddell, a part-time series competitor the series first two years, will be on board full-time in 2018 as Brandon Jennings of Norman will also focus solely on 305-ci competition.

Veteran chassis repair man Duane Baker of Chickasha and Brian Harvey of Moore have purchased the 305-ci RaceSaver engines and will be in competition in 2018 while Cody Jarvis (Mustang) will be competing full-time and for rookie of the year honors after attending a select amount of shows last year. After taking a year off to return to the micro ranks, young Alison Slaton will be back with SSO as well in 2018.

Other Texas-state drivers expected to make the trek north into the “Sooner State” include Wolf City driver Robert Vetter, Wichita Falls driver Sterling Hoff and the brother-sister duo of Michelle and Justin Melton of Flower Mound, Texas.

Gates will open at noon on Saturday, March 3rd, with a special start time set for 4:00 PM. Grandstand general admission is $15 for adults; people 5’4” and lower admitted into the grandstands for free.

Red Dirt Raceway is located off I-40 to exit 186 then sixteen miles north on State Hwy 18.

If coming from the Tulsa area take the Turner Turnpike (I-44) to the Chandler exit, then ten miles south of Hwy 66 on State Hwy 18. More information on Brill Motor Speedway can be found on the tracks official website www.reddirtraceway.com or call (405) 318-0198.

As mentioned, this will be the third season for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Tires Southwest and currently has an eighteen-race schedule. For more information on the SSO check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma or call competition director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202.

Officials with the SSO would like to thank Smiley’s Racing Products for once again becoming series presenting partner and will again award the 2018 series point champion $1000 cash. Also, would like to welcome Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest as a series presenting partner as they will award a set of Hoosier Racing tires to one lucky driver at the year-end points banquet in a random draw. Drivers must finish in positions second through tenth in the final point standings to be eligible.

Contingency partners for 2018 include Rod End Supply; Saldana Racing Products; Pyrotech Fuel Cells, Keizer Wheels and Super Shox.

Career SSO victories: Shouse (7); Wood, Jr. and John Carney II (3); Chad Wilson (2); Brandon Long, Jake Martens, Chad Wilson, Luke Cranston, Marcus Thomas, Austin Mundie, Chad Koch, Chris Kelly, Michael Day, Steven Shebester, Michelle Melton, Robert Sellers and Kevin Ramey (1).

Brill Motor Speedway/Red Dirt Raceway SSO feature winners: Shouse (2), Martens, Wood and Robert Sellers (1)

 

 

2018 Speedweek Northwest Dates Officially Unveiled; Will Have A Points Fund

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Sprint Car fans in the Pacific Northwest will be happy to know that Speedweek Northwest will be returning in 2018. A summer tradition since 1998 the schedule will feature six races, in as many nights, at five different facilities covering the states of Oregon and California. A points fund will be returning to pay out the top drivers who make every race. Details for that will be released soon.

Just like in 2017 Siskiyou Motor Speedway will have the honor of opening up Speedweek Northwest on Monday, July 9th. It marks the only California stop and will be followed by a Tuesday, the 10th, date at Coos Bay Speedway. Lebanon’s Willamette Speedway hosts action on Wednesday, the 11th, at the historic 1/3-mile clay oval.

Thursday, the 12th, will have teams travel to the furthest northern location at Sunset Speedway Park, in Banks. Everything will wrap up with a doubleheader at Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday, the 13th, and Saturday, the 14th.

Justyn Cox would win his first career Speedweek Northwest title last year after a close battle with Mitchell Faccinto. As in the previous three Speedweeks it will be once again sanctioned by the Western Sprint Tour. For the latest news and information be sure and either visit the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page or the series website at sprints.nwextremeseries.com .

2018 Speedweek Northwest Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

Former Speedweek Northwest Champions: 2017-Justyn Cox 2016- Trey Starks 2015- Colby Copeland 2014- Kyle Hirst 2013- Roger Crockett 2012- Mitch Olson 2011- Kyle Larson 2010- Roger Crockett 2009- Jesse Hockett 2008- Roger Crockett 2007- Shane Stewart 2006- Steve Kent 2005- Brent Kaeding 2004- Brent Kaeding 2003- Roger Crockett 2002- Steve Kent 2001- Steve Kent 2000- Steve Kent 1999- Brad Furr 1998- Bud Kaeding

All-Time Speedweek Northwest Win List (1998-Present): Roger Crockett-23 Steve Kent-13 Brent Kaeding-10 Kyle Hirst-6 Shane Stewart Brad Furr-5 Travis Rilat Justyn Cox-4 Kyle Hirst Wayne Johnson Colby Copeland- 3 Jesse Hockett Rick Fauver-2 Danny Horner Jason Johnson Jason Solwold Shawna Wilskey Rico Abreu-1 Jonathon Allard Colin Baker Jayme Barnes Seth Bergman Jay Cole Cory Eliason Mitchell Faccinto Logan Forler Travis Jacobson Bud Kaeding Kasey Kahne Kyle Larson Danny Lasoski Mitch Olson Jason Sides Cam Smith Trey Starks Henry Van Dam

Former Western Sprint Tour Champions: 2015- Trey Starks 2016-Trey Starks 2017-Justyn Cox

 

 

R&T INTERNATIONAL MUFFLER & BRAKE JOIN LONG LIST OF SPONSORS. . . ..

QUAKE STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES TO RUN MARCH 4-10 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

Day by day the time inches closer to the start of the Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The management staff of the show continues to lock in the many components needed to produce a successful show and this year's edition of the show is once again reaching out to all of the local Drag Racing clubs and Dragways in the area to join together for one evening of the show to talk about the drag racing for the followers of the straight line racing. Drag Racing was featured for the past two years and has been a successful addition to the show. The interest has been strong for the event and will bring the past, present and future of all auto racing ventures under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The successful show kicks off on Sunday, March 4th with the honoring of one of the top local Modified stars "Billy T" Billy Tanzosh, a two-time Modified champion at Nazareth Speedway. The show concludes on March 10th.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2018 edition of the show will continue to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube signed on with the successful show in 2015 and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since joining forces with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by before or after the show when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

R&T International Muffler & Brake returns on board as a nightly sponsor for the event and Nick and Tee have been the owners of the full service auto repair facility for the past six years and define what complete car care means to the consumer. Offering a full line of brakes, mufflers, and tire services in the Monroe County area and beyond, the experts at R&T International Muffler do complete car maintenance offering Tune-ups, Oil Changes, Transmission service including rebuilds, Joints, Suspensions, Batteries, AC Units and Swing arms. The facility is an Official Pennsylvania Inspection Station. The state of the art shop is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and the phone number to reach them to schedule an appointment is: 570 476 2120. Business hours are from 8 AM through 6 PM Monday through Friday with Saturday hours being 8 AM until 3 PM. All major credit cards are accepted and the email address is: imbinc@verizon.net Touting, "The best exhaust at the best cost" defines the reasonable rates and services offered by R&T International Muffler & Brake and is proud to join the growing list of sponsors for the upcoming Dirt Track Heroes racing event

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has a great group of sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and they have been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, is back on board and for information on the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed is a returning sponsor and specializes in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com. Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways is on board and information can be reached at: 570-420-5500 at: www.hamlinspeed.com. Premio Foods is on board for the show and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com. Jeff's Automotive can be reached at: 610-253-6565 or at: www.jeffsautomotive.com Adam's Brothers Used Car Parts can be contacted at: 610-264-4411. Smitty's Collision Center can be reached at: 610-258-5297 or at: www.smittysofpalmer.com JPA Masonry has joined the show and contact them by phone at: 570-839-9656 or at: info@jpamasonry.com. Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York is a new sponsor and can be reached at: 518-537-2237 or: www.upstateautoinc.com. APS Powder Coating Services can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or: apspowdercoating@gmail.com. ARM Automotive can be reached at: 610-588-2761 or: www.armautomotive.com

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Cars, 270 and 600 Sprints, Midgets, All Sprint car divisions, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Accord and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or at: steveswp@ptd.net through email. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2018

Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive, Upstate Auto Sales and Huston’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Bill Tanzosh with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting the Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop, Smitty’s Collision Center and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Drag Racing Night featuring current and past facilities

Tuesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Dean Auto Sport presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: West End, Keystone, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and more

Wednesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, JPA Masonry and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 8- (6:30)- Penn Jersey Supermarkets and Gardner’s Auto Service presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond, Mahoning and Evergreen Speedways

Friday - March 9 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – APS Powder coating, ARM Automotive and Ralph’s Radiator presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Bobby Rossell with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (7:00 PM)- Martocci Automotive, R&T International Muffler and Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, Vintage ¾ Midgets, Midgets, Action Track, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, 305, 358,360 and 410 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 10 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special Tribute to All Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & all Speedways with interview and autograph sessions and the Presentation of the “Tas” Awards (Ray Liss, Harry Dee, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Osmun)

IRCO is a nightly sponsor for all events. Charitable Organization is St John’s Angels

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Thorson Guides SawBlade.com Sponsored Car to Top Five at Bubba Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2018) - Tanner Thorson turned his first-ever visit to Bubba Raceway Park into a solid weekend of results in his first outing in the SawBlade.com backed Cooper Motorsports 360ci winged sprint car.

Thorson, who is the 2016 USAC National Midget Champion, hooked up with the Cooper Motorsports team thanks to a friendship between team owner James Cooper and Joe Dooling, who owns a midget Thorson pilots.

"The Coopers wanted to bring their car to Florida and James and Joe talked and I got the opportunity," Thorson said. "We were fast all weekend, but battled with some brake issues and little miscues. It was a pretty good weekend though."

The sprint car action during the USCS Series doubleheader began last Friday at Bubba Raceway Park, where Thorson placed fifth in a heat race and fourth in a B Main to roll off 21st in the feature event. He then charged to a fourth-place result.

"For the first time in that car and my first time at that track I thought we did amazingly well," he said. "I have to hand it to my crew, they worked hard to get the issues fixed and gave me a great car."

The following night started well for the Cooper Motorsports team with a third-place result in the dash followed by a second-place heat race finish. Thorson started 11th in the A Main and quickly moved toward the front.

"By Lap 8 we were fifth and I was just settling in and letting laps click off before making a move," he said. "We cut a right rear tire on Lap 19. We changed it and got back out there and got back to 10th and then lost the brakes altogether."

Thorson was credited with a 15th-place finish.

"I want to thank the Coopers for the opportunity," Thorson said. "It's a shame we fought the brake issues because I think we had a top-three if not top-two car on Saturday."

The SawBlade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team is set to compete at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s this weekend at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., with John Carney II behind the wheel.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat: 5 (5); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (21).

Feb. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Dash: 3 (1); Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (11).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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.

Cooper Motorsports would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (February 15, 2018) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP welcomes Benic Enterprises as a SOD partner for 2018. Benic Enterprises will award the 3rd place finishers in each heat race a certificate for $25.00 off any purchase from them.

Benic Enterprises is certainly no stranger to SOD competitors. Many are already Benic customers and even more have benefitted from Scott Benic’s advice and expertise.

Benic Enterprises is synonymous with sprint car racing. Started in 1998, Benic is now in its 20th year in business. It offers a full line of new and used sprint car parts; shock sales, setup, and service; and sprint car assembly and set up. Founder and owner Scott Benic has long been recognized for his skill and success as a sprint car owner and mechanic.

Benic Enterprises takes pride in its second to none customer service. Benic’s customer-friendly shop has separate rooms for used and new inventory as well as a room for fabricating and building its race-winning shocks. Benic Enterprises is your one stop shop for all your racing needs!

Benic Enterprises is located at 5705 S Western Ave, Marion, Indiana. Click here to keep up with Benic Enterprises and here for Benic Shocks on Facebook, or call (765) 573-5199.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor)

Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

SOD contingency sponsor partners include:

Allstar Performance

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises

BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products

Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions

Racing Optics

Rod End Supply

Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products

Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Donny Schatz wins four out of five during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Claims first overall Gator Championship Title
Dates: February 7th-8th
Event: DIRTcar Nationals
Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Track: Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, Fla.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start):
February 7th: 1st (12th)
February 8th: 1st (1st)

Dates: February 9th-11th
Event: DIRTcar Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars
Track: Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, Fla.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start):
February 9th: 4th (14th)
February 10th: 1st (6th) – 250th career World of Outlaws win
February 11th: 1st (4th)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 2/12): 1st - 442 points (12-point margin over second place, Sheldon Haudenschild)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 15, 2018) - Nine-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, opened his 2018 campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt in fantastic fashion, not only scoring back-to-back World of Outlaws victories, but also claiming four out of the five contested sprint car main events during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals to score the overall Gator championship. It was a first-ever DIRTcar Nationals championship for the 40-year-old.

Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/ Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/No. 15, scored Florida victories on February 7, 8, 10 and 11; two against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and two against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, respectively. Impressively enough, Schatz's lone start at Volusia Speedway Park not resulting in a victory lane appearance equaled a fourth place run, charging ahead from 14th on the feature grid to open the 40th Anniversary Season of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday, February 9.

“This just goes to show what this team is capable of doing. We've been strong for a long time,” Donny Schatz explained. “To come out and be this successful right out of the gate feels great, especially considering how long of a season we have ahead of us. We had to do it early in the week without Rick [Warner], but he was able to come down later on and unify the team. Our job is to win, so we're going to keep working as hard as we can to make that happen.”

Before kicking-off the World of Outlaws season officially, Schatz joined the All Star Circuit of Champions for a pair of events at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7-8, each ending on top of the feature podium. The $5,000 victory on Wednesday, the first sprint car program of the 2018 DIRTcar Nationals, was the result of a “hard charge” from the outside of row six, ultimately claiming the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award in the process. Schatz's victory on Thursday came from the front row, securing his pole position after winning his respective heat race and dash. Despite making it look easy, Schatz's All Star victory on Thursday was a product of patience. The now 18-time All Star winner was forced to track down race leader, Chad Kemenah, in traffic, cutting down a near-two second advantage with just five laps remaining.

Schatz's World of Outlaws effort during the DIRTcar Nationals was nearly flawless, charging from the outside of row seven to finish fourth to open the 40th Anniversary Season of the World of Outlaws, followed by back-to-back victories worth $10,000 each. The pair of World of Outlaws victories attained on Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11, were enough to propel the Fargo, N.D., native above the 250-mark, now with 251-career victories with the Greatest Show On Dirt since joining the national touring series in 1997. Schatz now trails Steve Kinser (577) and Sammy Swindell (294) on the all-time World of Outlaws wins list.

In dramatic fashion, Schatz secured his first of two World of Outlaws victories, his 250th-career victory with the World of Outlaws, with just two circuits remaining in the 30-lap feature, driving around race leader, Jason Johnson, on lap 29 after starting sixth on the grid.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will return to World of Outlaws competition on Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, with a two-race stint in Texas, visiting Cotton Bowl Speedway and Lone Star Speedway, respectively. It has been two seasons since Donny Schatz last visited Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. The defending World of Outlaws champion finished fifth during main event action in late-February 2016, climbing forward from the inside of row seven.

Schatz is the defending World of Outlaws winner at Lone Star Speedway, scoring $10,000 on March
3, 2017, after starting from the pole position. It was Schatz's third feature victory of the season, just two weeks after scoring two victories in one day at Volusia Speedway Park.

Before returning to World of Outlaws competition in the Lone Star State, Donny Schatz will pilot his super late model during action at Volusia Speedway Park, entering a pair of UMP events, followed by four consecutive nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competition on February 12-17.

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

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

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

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics (thru 2/11/2018)

Total Races: 5
Total Wins: 4
Total Top-5s: 5
Total Top-10s: 5

World of Outlaws Races: 3
World of Outlaws Wins: 2
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 3
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 3

 

 

“Smoke” Tony Stewart earns four top-ten finishes in seven Florida starts Dates: February 1st-3rd Event: Winter Nationals Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): February 1st: 2nd (2nd) February 2nd: 9th (8th) February 3rd: 11th (11th)

Dates: February 7th-8th Event: DIRTcar Nationals Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): February 7th: 22nd (16th) February 8th: 18th (17th)

Dates: February 9th-10th Event: Winter Nationals Series: United Sprint Car Series Track: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): February 9th: 5th (19th) February 10th: 7th (17th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 15, 2018) - “Smoke” Tony Stewart kicked-off his 2018 winged sprint car campaign in a hurry, entering seven events in ten days at two of north Florida's well-known dirt ovals. During his ten-day visit, Stewart, aboard his Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/No. 14, accumulated four top-ten finishes, two within the top-five, highlighted with a runner-up performance during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition at Bubba Raceway Park on Thursday, February 1.

The Columbus, Ind., native earned his runner-up finish from the front row, solidifying a top-two starting positioning by finishing second during his respective heat race and winning the second of two dashes.

Stewart's runner-up performance was followed by a second consecutive top-ten finish on Friday evening, crossing under the final checkers ninth in the running order after starting on the outside of row four. The top-ten was set-up by a dash appearance, the result of recording the fastest time during his respective qualifying group and finishing third during heat race competition.

Stewart's success with the All Star Circuit of Champions is certainly nothing new to his racing resume, earning five top-five finishes in 20 main event starts in 2017 including a victory at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

“It was a solid start for our team,” Tony Stewart explained. “We still have some things we need to work on, but all in all, it was a solid start to the season. Jimmy and Marty worked their tails off this off-season to get us to this point. We'll keep plugging away and work to get this Rush Truck Centers, No. 14 up front.”

On the whole, Stewart joined the All Star Circuit of Champions for a total of five events in the Sunshine State, qualifying for all five programs contested at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park between February 1-8, scoring results equaling no worse than 22nd in the running order. After his pair of top-ten performances, “Smoke” finished 11th at Bubba Raceway Park on February 3; 22nd at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7; and 18th at Volusia Speedway Park on February 8.

Once the All Stars concluded competition at Volusia Speedway Park on February 8, Stewart switched focus and traveled back across Route 40, revisiting Bubba Raceway Park just north of Ocala for a pair of United Sprint Car Series Thunder Tour events on Friday and Saturday, February 9-10. In impressive fashion, the Tony Stewart Racing entry earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during the pair of 360ci sprint car programs, climbing a total of 24 positions in two days to finish fifth and seventh, respectively.

“We had a lot of fun in Ocala,” Stewart added. “We kinda had to dig ourselves out of a hole on both nights after not transferring through our heat races, but we recovered and had a lot of fun doing it. Hopefully next time we can get ourselves a little closer to the front and not have to work so hard.”

Stewart's plans for the next few weeks have not been finalized. News regarding an upcoming schedule will be posted when it becomes available.

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

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

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

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics (thru 2/10/2018): Total Races: 7 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 2 Total Top-10s: 4

 

 

3 states in 3 weekends

This Saturday the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series head to the Riverland region of South Australia for RD9 at Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. Competing in N.S.W. last weekend and Victoria the weekend before teams are certainly clocking up the KS and at the same time putting some additional pressure on everyone involved. Series Championship points are getting tighter with Mark Caruso’s SA33 holding a marginal 20 point lead from Current Series Champ Chris Solomon. Solomon’s confidence will be on a high after winning at Heartland last Saturday. Sitting in third is Paul Solomon who is only 7 points behind his brother. “All 3 guys have been series champions so it is really going to be exciting to see who will become the first ever two time champ.” Mandy Searle says.

Michael Tancredi’s V29 is showing a lot of speed and being under the wing of Crew Chief Guru Tony Bartlett will have his first run at Sunline. Tancredi picked up his first podium last weekend finishing second, but he would dearly love to move up one position and take out the win. “He has been knocking at the door and it will only be a matter of time before he gets a win”. Searle says. Hard charger Brendan Guerin’s SA96 makes a return to the series and is quite capable of winning. The same goes for SA90 Michael Lovegrove. 18 cars will test their skill around the small 360mtr track and with it being 12 months since they last raced their no one will have a home track advantage. James Wrens V16, Dan Evans SA77, Jarman Dalitz SA95, Cody Atkins SA69, young guns Jacko Gartner SA16 & Ben Gartner’s SA32 and West Australian Jamie Landrigan will compete in his third show with the series. The WA 30 picked up a 6 th place last weekend. All the stars will be there. This is the opening show for Sunline for the season and they can be assured that the All Stars will put on some close and exciting racing for the night.

Racing from 5.00pm Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. SA

 

 

Champion Oil Adds Airheart Sales Rep Agency

(Clinton, MO / Feb.15, 2018) Champion Oil, a globally recognized leader in top-tier performance lubricants and motor oils, announced this week that Airheart Sales is their newest rep agency covering the Western United States and Canada. http://www.airheartsales.com/

“Airheart Sales is a premier manufacturers’ rep agency specializing in outside sales of performance auto parts and aftermarket truck, jeep, race, and SUV accessories through traditional distribution and eCommerce,” stated Karl Dedolph, Champion Director of National Sales.

Dedolph added, “We are very excited to bring this team on board as our representation in Canada, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii. Their excellent reputation and tremendous work ethic are a natural fit that we know will help us take care of our customers.”

“This group has been in business over 25 years and is driven to succeed for companies like Champion utilizing their award-winning personnel and sales philosophy. They are active members of SEMA, PRI, CAN/PWA, and SEMA Data Co-op Certified. “

“Airheart Sales philosophy of listening to the needs of the manufacturer and being innovative and flexible enough to meet the needs of today’s marketplace is a very successful combination. Working with key engine builders, WDs, racers, and automotive based reseller and distribution businesses, gives the Champion Brands / Airheart Sales Team a strong and unique position in today’s demanding environment. Together they will combine cutting-edge technology in communication and software to support e-retailers such as Amazon, Auto Anything, US Auto Parts, JC Whitney, etc.”

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 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 about Champion Motor Oils and Lubricants contact your nearest Champion Distributor or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com


 

Curran Set for Oswego Return with Different Ride, Number in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (February 12, 2018) - Racing on and off as part of Oswego Speedway's Novelis Supermodified division since the year 1992, Jerry Curran has since established himself as a longtime Oswego fan favorite. Known for his impressive fabrication and workmanship, Curran has brought a beautiful car to the track each of those twenty seven years, and also become known as one of the top big block 'underdog' contenders behind the wheel of the 'Nuclear Banana' No. 24.

Last season, Curran explored a new endeavor. He was busy in his Scriba, N.Y. shop all spring and summer long working on updating a Hawk Chassis formerly owned by Mike Muldoon, which debuted as the Indy Performance Composites, Scriba Meats No. 1 last August with returning driver Jeff West behind the wheel.

Curran drove the car for one regular show as well, and it wasn't long before that sharp new ride found the 16 second bracket. For the 61st running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, Curran returned to the track with his familiar yellow No. 24, while West also qualified for his first 200 start since the millenium.

At the conclusion of 2017, Curran sold his longtime No. 24 seat to ISMA competitor Jamie Timmons. Timmons is busy preparing that car for the 2018 season, while the No. 1 ride remains in Curran's shop. That car is reserved for West's return to the speedway this year. So, that's when the idea of an additional car in the Curran shop came to fruition. Just two weeks ago, the 2-time Supermodified feature winner was rideless for this coming season, that was until Jerry started talking with longtime Oswego campaigner Jeff Holbrook.

It wasn't long before Curran agreed to purchase the former Holbrook No. 35, which was debuted as a brand new Brian Allegresso chassis in 2010. Holbrook drove that same racer to victory lane that season as well as a seventh place effort in the overall point standings. The blue and red 35 returned to the track on occasion in 2011, 2012 and 2013, before Jeff handed the controls to his former teammate from several years earlier; Bobby Magner.

Magner last drove the No. 35 in the 2016 Budweiser International Classic 200 and was rather fast in Classic testing that year as well, getting the sharp looking entry down to times as low as 16.5 seconds. Holbrook also qualified fifth with the car for the 2012 Budweiser International Classic 200 with another 16.5 second lap.

Curran is very excited about the opportunity to field one of the more unique looking Supermodifieds in the field this coming season which features Allegresso's exotic 'sideways rollcage.' With a completely different piece under him for what will now be his eighteenth year competing in Oswego's headlining division on at least a part time basis, it is a new beginning for the longtime Oswego driver, fan, and car builder.

"I'm excited to change it up," Curran said. "I would love to run the full season, but I just don't know how many races we're going to run at this point. It all depends on my schedule. This is a different car than anything I've driven before so I'm looking forward to trying it out and we'll see how it goes."

Although Curran will certainly be back on track for the 2018 season, one thing that won't return, much to the dismay of the fans who have always enjoyed the Nuclear Banana, is Jerry's signature bright yellow No. 24. The car will now be numbered 73, in observance of one of Curran's favorite Super drivers while he was growing up; Don Rammage.

Rammage owned and drove race cars for several years, beginning his driving days in 1980 with the red and black No. 73. A few of Oswego's greats have won features for Rammage as a car owner, including Steve Gioia Jr. as well as Doug Didero, who won the 1992 Jim Shampine Memorial 100 behind the wheel of a Rammage 73.

"We're done with that for now," mentioned Curran regarding the Nuclear Banana scheme. "Maybe a number and color change will change some of my luck too. It's kind of a fresh start for us. Don (Rammge) is not involved, but I was just a Rammage fan growing up anyway so its something different for us. We're looking forward to getting back out there. I'll let everyone know what exactly our plans are when we get closer to this season, I'm not exactly sure yet but am hoping to be there as much as I can."

With the addition of Curran, Jeff West, Roger Clark, Bob Bogwicz, and the potential return of Didero behind the wheel of a new car still up in the air, this season will see the addition of a number of veteran Supermodified drivers who intend to return to the seat for Oswego Speedway's 68th season of racing.

Season tickets, camping packages, and more are all on sale as part of Oswego Speedway's 2018 schedule. Tickets and camping passes can be picked up in the speedway office from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays during winter hours. The track will be closed on Saturday, February 17, but will re-open a week later on the 23rd. The box office will return to normal hours this April.

Oswego Speedway 68th consecutive season of racing begins with the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50's for the Novelis Supermodifieds on Saturday, May 26. A 35-lap Tony White Memorial main for the Pathfinder Bank SBS will be run alongside this can't miss, never before seen event for the Supers. To purchase tickets, please call (315)-342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/Oswego Speedway.

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

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING SWEEPS DIRTcar NATIONALS Campbell, Hickman, Haudenschild and Schatz Pick Up Wins

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) – The month of February has been unseasonably warm in Florida, but for J&J Auto Racing it’s been simply scorching hot.

Donny Schatz and Sheldon Haudenschild put the Sprint Car world on notice last week as they swept the prestigious DIRTcar Nationals five-night run at Volusia Speedway Park (VSP) in Barberville, Fla. Schatz kicked off the week with domination as he romped to two consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC) feature event wins on Feb. 7 – 8.

Schatz and the No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team took it’s first win at VSP without crew chief Ricky Warner at the helm. J&J Auto Racing wishes Warner a speedy recovery as he undergoes surgery to treat renal cancer later this week.

Haudenschild picked up his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at VSP in the season opener on Feb. 9th. Haudenschild and the No. 17 Stenhouse, Jr./Marshall Racing (SJM) team also put J&J Auto Racing in the winner’s circle in ASCoC competition on Feb. 3. The two wins marked Haudenschild’s first career triumphs in the sunshine state.

Schatz and the No. 15 team (Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti) romped to two additional victories at VSP as they laid claim to the final two nights of WoO racing action on Feb. 10 – 11. Schatz and co. went four-for-five to cap off a phenomenal week in Florida. Leading the WoO point standings as the series exits Florida, Schatz will return to racing action in Texas on Feb. 23. His year-to-date sits at six. The DIRTcar Nationals title marked Schatz’s first career triumph, seeing him take home the “Big Gator.”

Also winning in Florida in a J&J Auto Racing entry was Hayden Campbell. Taking top honors against the Top Gun Series at East Bay Raceway Park in Riverview, Fla. Campbell’s two victories Feb. 2 - 3 helped him to earn the Winter Nationals Championship title.

Rusty Hickman furthered J&J Auto Racing’s win streak down under on Feb. 3 as he won the Ninth Round of Eureka Sprint Car Series competition at Wangaratta Speedway in Australia. The win marked Hickman’s first of 2018. He was followed to the line by J&J Auto Racing driver Shannon Berry, who finished fifth.

For a list of J&J Auto Racing weekly winners, please see below:

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES 2/2/18 Hayden Campbell East Bay Raceway Park/FL Top Gun Series

2/3/18 Hayden Campbell East Bay Raceway Park/FL Top Gun Series

2/3/18 Rusty Hickman Wangaratta Speedway/AUS Eureka Sprint Car Series

2/3/18 Sheldon Haudenschild Bubba Raceway Park/FL Arctic Cat All Stars

2/7/18 Donny Schatz Volusia Speedway Park/FL Arctic Cat All Stars

2/8/18 Donny Schatz Volusia Speedway Park/FL Arctic Cat All Stars

2/9/18 Sheldon Haudenschild Volusia Speedway Park/FL World of Outlaws

2/10/18 Donny Schatz Volusia Speedway Park/FL World of Outlaws

2/11/18 Donny Schatz Volusia Speedway Park/FL World of Outlaws

For a complete list of J&J Auto Racing winners, please visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners.

The McKenzie, Tenn., based shop is currently taking orders for 2018. Teams can contact the shop by calling 1-800-526-5406 or by emailing jjautoracing@bellsouth.net, or by ordering from numerous J&J Auto Racing dealers in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

For a list of North American based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=usa

For a list of Australian based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=aus

For a list of New Zealand based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=nz

J&J Auto Racing will also expand its social media presence in 2018, as fans can now keep up with the manufacturer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow J&J Auto Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JJAutoRacing, on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and Instagram @jj_auto_racing. Announcements regarding promotional contests and new products will be released as plans come to fruition.

 

 

“Sunshine” Kicks Off USAC Sprint Car Title Pursuit in the Sunshine State

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 14, 2018) – An ambitious slate of events for the 2018 season gets under way for Tyler Courtney this weekend. And the Sunshine State is a fitting place for “Sunshine” and the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc Sprint Car team to kick off the chase for the USAC National Sprint Car title at this weekend’s season opening event at Bubba Raceway Park’s “Winter Dirt Games” in Ocala, FL.

Following Wednesday night’s practice session, Courtney will be in action aboard the Rider-powered Driven2SaveLives Spike-chassis over the next three nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday atop the 3/8-mile Bubba Raceway Park clay oval.

After racing his way into a second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationasl championship feature event in Tulsa, OK, last month, this weekend’s set of races launches a slate of approximately 80 events for the year that also includes aspirations of a USAC National Midget title aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives No. 7bc as well as the dirt portion of the USAC Silver Crown schedule in the Hans Lein No. 97.

Coming off of a strong 2017 campaign that included 15 overall wins (eight Sprint Car triumphs, seven Midget victories and one Silver Crown score), the expectations for the 2018 season are high.

“Hopefully we can get more wins and get at least one USAC National championship if not both,” Courtney commented.

The Indianapolis native understands the process after finishing fourth in USAC Sprint Car points and sixth in USAC Midget points last year.

“We just have to take it one race at a time,” Courtney explains. “We have to be able to capitalize on the good nights and make the best of the bad nights.”

It all begins for the driver of the Schoenfeld Headers/Wilwood Brakes entry in the form of a unique Bubba Raceway Park this weekend.

“It’s different. Some nights it can be really heavy and other nights it can really slick off,” Courtney explains. “You have to be prepared for whatever it turns out to be.”

The driver of the CSI Shocks/Walker Filtration machine goes on to say that early laps can be an indication of the weekend ahead at Bubba Raceway Park. “If you’re good early, you stay that way. But if you’re slow in practice, then you’re likely to struggle all weekend.”

Courtney will be looking for a strong start in this weekend’s USAC Sprint Car “Winter Dirt Games” at Bubba Raceway Park before getting back into action at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas aboard Mike Phulps’ No. 56 USAC West Coast Sprint Car on February 28 and March 1.

2018 Quick Stats: 2 races, 1 top-five, 1 top-ten.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL) on February 15-17. For those unable to catch the action in person, it is available via PPV on www.speedshifttv.com.

Keep Track: Keep track of Tyler Courtney’s on-track action including schedule and results at www.tylercourtney.com.

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

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

 

 

Rico Abreu battles for top-ten with World of Outlaws at Volusia, Consistent with All Stars in Ocala

Dates: February 1st-3rd Event: Winter Nationals Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): February 1st: 12th/DNF (5th) February 2nd: 11th (13th) February 3rd: 12th (12th)

Dates: February 7th-8th Event: DIRTcar Nationals Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, Fla.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): February 7th: 21st (14th) February 8th: DNQ (5th B-main)

Dates: February 9th-11th Event: DIRTcar Nationals Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, Fla.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): February 9th: 6th (19th) February 10th: DNQ (6th B-main) February 11th: 25th (7th)

DE LEON SPRINGS, Fla. (February 13, 2018) - St. Helena, California's Rico Abreu battled with the nation's best during his February trip to the Sunshine State, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for a total of eight events over an 11-day period.

When the dust settled at the end of his near-two-week campaign, Abreu found himself with speed and consistency, ultimately scoring a top-ten finish against the Greatest Show On Dirt at Volusia Speedway Park, also scoring a consistent trio of finishes just outside of the top-ten with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park.

“It wasn't a bad way to start our season. I think we were capable of performing better, but we'll shake this off and move forward,” Rico Abreu explained, pilot of the Abreu Vineyards/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Alpinestars No. 24. “It's always tough in Florida. The best teams in the country get their seasons started down there so you have to be on point every night.”

Consistency played a major role in Abreu's success during the early segment of his Florida visit on February 1-3. During three nights of Winter Nationals competition at Bubba Raceway Park, the California native finished no worse than third during all three All Star Circuit of Champions heat races, ultimately earning a dash appearance on Thursday, February 1; the result of scoring the quickest time during his respective group qualifying effort.

Abreu was scored 12th, 11th, and 12th, respectively, during his three-night campaign against the All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park. Unfortunately, Thursday's effort was cut short after being tangled in a late-race caution; he was battling for a top-five performance.

Abreu highlighted his trip to the Sunshine State with a top-ten finish against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the DIRTcar Nationals, finishing sixth, officially, on Friday night, February 9, to help the Greatest Show On Dirt launch their 40th Anniversary Season. Abreu started fourth on the main event grid, the result of a fourth place finish during the Craftsman Club Dash, all after finishing second during his respective heat race.

“That was our best night, for sure,” Abreu expressed, a former World of Outlaws winner and 15-time top-ten finisher with the Greatest Show On Dirt in 2017. “We were able to find speed early and take advantage of our heat race finish and dash finish. You can't find yourself in a hole during these World of Outlaws races. You have to stay patient and put the entire night together.”

“A trip like this is demanding and it wouldn't have been possible without my team and those who support my efforts,” Abreu continued. “My dad and Abreu Vineyards, Lucas Oil, Rhino Wipe, Alpinestars; they all play a huge role. I have 110 races on my schedule this year. The plan is to clear our heads, regroup and move on to the next one.”

Abreu's plans for the next few weeks have not been finalized. News regarding an upcoming schedule will be posted when it becomes available.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Rico Abreu: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/ Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2018 Rico Abreu Statistics (thru 2/11/2018) Total Races: 8 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 0 Total Top-10s: 1

 

 

FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout invades the Stockton Dirt Track on March 16 and 17

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – February 14, 2018…The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th anniversary season is officially underway and in just four weeks the “Greatest Show on Dirt” will make their annual visit to Stockton for the two-night FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout.

The March 16 and 17 double header kicks-off the sixth season of competition at the Stockton Dirt Track and marks the fourth straight year that the World of Outlaws will be on hand for both nights at the FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout.

“Everyone at the Stockton Dirt Track is really excited to open the season with the World of Outlaws and we hope all the fans are as well,” commented promoter Tony Noceti. “This year we are going to have a golf tournament on Friday morning, in addition to the breakfast, live band and car show that will take place on Saturday. We have a great thing going right now in California and have a pretty awesome fan base, so we want to sprinkle some new things in here and there to keep making this WOO weekend a true event.”

FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, returns as title sponsor for the annual spring weekend destination event at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility, where each night will be a separate points-paying race for the World of Outlaws Craftsmen Sprint Car Series. FVP products are engineered to provide their customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price.

Tickets continue to be on sale for Friday and Saturday March 16 and 17 and are a great value at just $60 for a two-night General Admission weekend pass and $70 for a two-night Reserved Grandstand weekend pass. Single-night tickets and box seats are also available. Children 10 and under are free in G.A. only. To reserve your seats simply visit https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=271 or call (844) 347-8849. Dwarf Cars will also be in action each night.

Camping is available during the FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout. To reserve your spot contact 916-370-9417. We will do our best to accommodate everyone as well as we can. There is a two-night minimum for camping at the event. Remember to bring extension cords, water hoses, water hose Y’s, & in-ground water spigots. For a map of the campground visit http://stocktondirttrack.com/rv_camping.pdf

Delta Speedway, also located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, will be running a special race on Thursday March 15, making it a three-night happening on the grounds. The Delta Speedway is just a short walk across the parking lot from where the camping area is behind the grandstands at the Dirt Track.

On Friday morning a new golf tournament will also be held, with a player form to join the tourney at http://stocktondirttrack.com/ncar_2018_golf_player.pdf

Come join us for a great time at the beautiful Oakmoore Golf Course. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams as well as closet to the pin and longest drive. You will also have a chance to win a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado for a hole in one on a par 3! We’ll also have great raffle prizes. All proceeds go to Northern California Auto Racing Inc. which is raising funds to build a West Coast Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.

On Saturday morning a breakfast will be held on the fairgrounds, followed by a live music to entertain the crowd in the midway.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. Be sure to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt & follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

Extra happenings at the FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout in Stockton

Thursday March 15: Delta Speedway WOO weekend kick-off Micro event on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds

Friday morning March 16: Golf Tournament at Oakmoore Golf Course

Saturday morning March 17: Pancake breakfast from 8am-11am on the Fairgrounds

Saturday afternoon: Live music and driver autographs in midway behind the Grandstands

 

 

NEWS FROM QUACKENBUSH MOTORSPORTS

Goshen, NY- "The Quack Attack" Ryan Quackenbush Finds Cool WayTo Focus On 2018 Season By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The 2017 racing season for Ryan Quackenbush was a frustrating one for the hard charging young racing talent based out of Goshen, New York. The low-budgeted family racing enterprise got off to late start in 2017 and then encountered mechanical woes towards the end of the season that would find the team sitting out the final five races of the season. The quick turn of events resulted in a disappointing 22nd place points finish at the Lincoln Speedway.

Undaunted, the team has re-grouped for the upcoming 2018 racing season and is prepped and ready to tackle the fledgling USAC East Coast Sprint Series with high hopes of coming away with the inaugural series title. The new ten race series will be a tops-off series and Ryan, with his solid history of running wingless, will loom as one of the front runners and a favorite with the fans with his aggressive take it to the limit style of driving. The team will also be competing with the URC Racing Series when the schedule permits.

Ryan began his racing career at the age of eight years. Prior to his initial racing Ryan was already jockeying Four Wheelers around at an impressive speed by the age of four so the move to competitive racing was a natural fit. Oakland Valley Speedway became Ryan's first challenge and he finished third in points and finished second in their big November-fest event in his first season of karting. In 2011, Ryan moved into two classes, champ kart and Jr-2 and was the runner-up in both divisions.

Ryan wanted a bigger challenge in 2012 and convinced his parents to purchase a Junior Slingshot for him. He responded with a Rookie of the Year title and a 4th place finish in points at Hamlin and a 3rd place run on the National Tour. The immaculate family owned race car also garnered top honors at the Orange County Race Car Show with a Best of Show award.

The 2013 racing season found Ryan back at Hamlin and he came away with a runner-up in the final points at the speedway. Ryan moved up to the All Star Slingshots in 2014 and a solid season of competition found him fourth in points and also his first foray into 600 Sprints as the family purchased a car late in the season for him to test the waters in a new division and Ryan finished tenth, sixth and fifth in three outings with the new car.

His initial starts in the 600 Sprint paved the way for the next step in Ryan's racing career. The 2015 found Ryan hard at work as he was determined to earn himself the Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint Championship at the Hamlin Speedway. Ryan captured the title with room to spare to outdistance his closest rival by 196 points. Ryan scored four wins over the course of the season and had an amazing 18 top fives and 20 top tens to reign supreme at Hamlin. He also captured six heat wins and scored three top times in an outstanding season behind the wheel.

Ryan moved in the regular 600 Sprint division for the 2016 racing season and even though some mechanical woes slowed the team at times, Ryan emerged with a solid 6th place run in the final points tallies.

With all of the 600 Sprint equipment now sold off, the Quackenbush racing Team will focus on the new season ahead with high hopes for a great season. Ryan goes to battle with a Maxim Chassied hot rod powered by a 360 A1 Powerplant. His Dad operates as the Crew Chief and Mom works hard at compiling the stats and keeping the book keeping and finances intact. Sponsorship comes in the form of longtime supporter Coolway Direct, Sienkwicz Contracting, ZiCar, JPK Environmental, Academy Transmission, Green Valley Onion, Free Flow Gutters and new sponsor in 2018 Delancy's Restaurant. The team is actively seeking additional sponsorship for the new season ahead.

"The Quack Attack" Ryan Quackenbush has set the bar high in his racing endeavors. He has shown he has what it takes to continue his transition to the top in racing and he is doing it the right way, one step at a time.

 

 

TKS Motorsports Brings Midwest Basement Systems Onboard for the 2018 Season

Des Moines, IA (February 13, 2018) – Troy and Tammy Renfro are happy to announce Midwest Basement Systems as a new sponsor on the TKS Motorsports #2KS for the 2018 season.

Midwest Basement Systems has been a staple of the greater Des Moines area since 1995 and has grown into Iowa’s premier and largest basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractor. The team at Midwest Basement Systems is ready for the season to get started and proud to be associated with TKS Motorsports.

“With it being our first time sponsoring a car, it will be really fun to see the Midwest Basement Systems name on the car next to big names in the sport like Casey’s General Stores,” said Tim Heady, President of Midwest Basement Systems. “It’s a unique sport to be a part of and we are very excited to be associated with TKS!”

Troy and Tammy are excited to bring along a new sponsor to the sport: “It’s great to add another sponsor that is new to the sport and Knoxville Raceway in Midwest Basement Systems. We’re happy to have the company name on the car and have it seen on a weekly basis by the fans at the track.”

Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports #2KS are preparing to start their season strong on April 7th, at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA, where they’ll compete with the stars of both the IRA Sprints and MOWA. Check out the new TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is pleased to add Midwest Basement Systems to their great and growing list of sponsors:

Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Neumann Brothers Construction, AL Driveline, All Star Performance, AO Designs, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Billy Bell House Moving, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Fibreworks Composites, Gail Dielman, Hoosier, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Justice Brothers, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Parker Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Slade Shock Technology, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Top Flight Wings, Walker Filtration Systems, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Wednesday's With Wayne - Weekend At Bubba's

Bryan Hulbert - OCALA, Fla. (February 14, 2018) Taking in the Florida sun with five nights of racing at Ocala's Bubba Raceway Park over the past couple weeks, Oklahoma's Wayne Johnson has spent most of his time at the egg-shaped oval testing new setups and tire combinations.

Starting with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and the three-night Bubba Army Winter Nationals, the opening three days of the month saw two A-Feature appearances with a best finish of sixth on Friday, February 1.
"We're trying to figure out these 'H' tires. We ran 19th to sixth that first night, but it wasn't pretty. There were a lot of crashes we had to miss, but it worked out," commented Johnson. "After that, we tried too much stuff and just wasn't on our game, but that's why we're here is to test."
Missing the show the second night, Wayne made the cut again on night three but pulled off early. Swapping the 410cid engine for his ASCS style power plant, Wayne returned to Ocala for the two-night USCS event on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10 to again use the weekend to test and tune on the Outlaw Wings No. 2c,
On the overall weekend, Wayne stated, "We figured out a lot of things for when we do run the 'H' again, but this weekend we'll be back on our normal ASCS tire program at East Bay Raceway Park." One of Wayne's favorite facilities, having won the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial twice, Johnson is excited to return to the one-third mile oval.
"I love coming to this race because it is the Ronald Laney Memorial and Ronald was a friend of mine. Having won it twice, to win a third would be awesome, but East Bay is unlike anywhere else we go. Down here in the sand, it's really hard to get a hold of so if you get your car where it can get a hold of it, you can go to any slick track in the country and be fast with those notes."
The Ronald Laney Memorial and King of the 360's takes place February 15-17, 2018 and can be watched live on https://www.floracing.com. Racing beyond this weekend leading up to the 2018 season opener for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 16 and 17 will be determined on location and conditions.
For continued updates on Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing, you can follow them on Facebook (http://bit.ly/2o5zneX and http://bit.ly/2BsrIja) and Twitter (@wjr77x).
Recent Results:
Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.)
February 1, 2018 - 6th [19th] (A-Feature - ASCoC)
February 2, 2018 - 6th [8th] (B-Feature - ASCoC)
February 3, 2018 - 23rd [19th] (A-Feature - ASCoC)
February 9, 2018 - 16th [15th] (A-Feature - USCS)
February 10, 2018 - 23rd [16th] (A-Feature - USCS)
Season To Date:
Races: 5; Wins: 0; Top-5: 0; Top-10: 1; Top-20: 2
Up Next:
February 15-17, 2018 - East Bay Raceway Park
King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial
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Wayne would like to give special thanks to his sponsors who have helped keep him behind the wheel and on the road: Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powder Coating, DHR Suspension, Chalk Stix, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, ButlerBuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Madsen and Big Game Motorsports Produce Four Top 10s During DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2018) - Kerry Madsen continued to be a top-10 machine during the DIRTcar Nationals last week at Volusia Speedway Park.

Madsen and the Muddy sponsored Big Game Motorsports team scored four top-10 finishes in five races, including a trio of sixth-place results. It gives Madsen 17 top 10s in his last 23 main events at the track.

"Guy Forbrook and the team does a great job of giving me a fast race car night in and night out," Madsen said. "It's great to be consistent so early in the season. That consistency is what will lead us to winning races."

The first two nights, which were Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions shows, were nearly identical as Madsen qualified third quickest in his group, won a heat race, placed fourth in the dash and advanced from eighth to sixth in the main event on both Wednesday and Thursday.

"The track was fairly heavy and fast for most of the night so passing was at a premium, but on a positive note we were really fast at the end of the A Main both nights," he said.

Friday showcased the first of three straight World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at the oval. The Muddy backed team timed in 12 th quickest overall before a third-place finish in a heat race, which missed the dash by only one position, lined Madsen up 12th in the A Main. He gained a handful of positions to finish eighth.

Madsen was again on point on Saturday when he qualified second quickest, won a heat race for the third time in four nights and advanced from sixth to fourth place in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"We put ourselves in a good position to contend for the win," he said. "We had a great battle for third for a while, but ended up losing a couple of positions in traffic toward the end of the race."

A sixth-place result led the Muddy backed team into Sunday's finale with momentum. Unfortunately, a high pill draw to start the night sent Madsen out late in qualifying on a track that slowed down. He timed in 20 th quickest, which started him near the back of a heat race.

Madsen placed seventh in the heat before garnering a runner-up result in the Last Chance Showdown. That earned a transfer into the back of the main event and Madsen continued to move forward as he powered to a 16 th-place finish.

The team will be off the next couple of weeks as Madsen will return to Australia for one final weekend of the action before rejoining the Muddy sponsored team Feb. 28 and March 1 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 6 (8).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 6 (8).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (12).

Feb. 10 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 6 (4).

Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (20).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Feb. 28 and March 1 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

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Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid ™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2018.

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Brian Brown Caps DIRTcar Nationals With World of Outlaws Dash Victory and Top 10

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2018) - Brian Brown showcased elite speed throughout the first half of each race night during the sprint car portion of the DIRTcar Nationals last week at Volusia Speedway Park.

Brown qualified in the top three during each of the five nights at the unique fast oval that measures just less than a half mile.

"Our engine builder, Charlie Garrett, does a phenomenal job," he said. "When you go to places like Volusia that are speed domes your engines are very, very important. That really puts you in a position all night long to have a good night. Unfortunately, that was the highlight of the night every single night."

Brown set quick time last Wednesday during the first of two straight nights sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before placing third in a dash. The night ended with an 11th-place finish in the A Main.

The following night nearly mirrored the same results throughout the action before Friday night began the first of three straight World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races.

Brown timed in third quickest, finished third in a heat race to miss the dash - the only night he didn't make a dash - by only one position and settled for a 13th-place result in the main event.

"We didn't feel like we had a good grasp of what we needed to be doing come feature-time," he said. "We seemed to be off from when we went there last year to this year. The adjustments were different."

Saturday appeared to be back on track for Brown, who qualified third quickest, won a heat race and placed seventh in the dash. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem on the opening lap of the main event resulted in a DNF.

The busy week wrapped up on Sunday with Brown timing in second quickest in qualifying and recording a runner-up result in a heat race before he won the dash. That earned the pole position for the 30-lap A Main.

"At that point you didn't want to do anything to screw your night up by making big changes for the feature," he said. "We were really good the first four or five laps, but I knew we were going to be in trouble because we were too good too early. We backed up the last three, four, five laps."

Brown led the opening lap and Laps 7 and 8. He maintained a top-three position for most of the race before fading in the closing laps to a seventh-place result.

"What happens in Florida stays in Florida either good or bad," he said. "You never go down there and say you could use it all year long. It's a different kind of sand and different air conditions. We had some good quality runs though and I'm looking forward to getting back out there."

Brown will take the next two weeks off before returning to World of Outlaws competition on Feb. 28 and March 1 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 11 (6).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 11 (6).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 13 (11).

Feb. 10 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (8); Feature: 26 (7).

Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (1).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Feb. 28 and March 1 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

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Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV's, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit http://www.FVPparts.com! FVP … Verified. Proven.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps

Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps is a full-service provider of signs, awnings and wraps. The company, which was established in 1997 and has locations in Sedalia, Mo., and Columbia, Mo., has skilled craftsman utilize the latest technology and the highest quality products and components to ensure satisfied customers. For more information, visit http://www.Impact4800.com.

"Impact has been a valued partner of Brian Brown Racing since Day 1," Brown said. "They make sure our cars look top notch and they just redid the vinyl on our trailer. They always do an outstanding job on every project."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, MSD ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C and M Lawn and Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

Tyler Thompson, Team Tapout End Indoor Auto Racing Championship on a High Note

OSWEGO, NY (February 12, 2018) – Team Tapout Racing ended their first campaign on the Indoor Auto Racing Championship trail on a high note in Albany’s Times Union Center over the weekend as they not only battled up front in both TQ Midget mains, but also claimed victory in the Champ Kart portion of the program on Saturday evening.

Entering only his third TQ Midget event, Tyler Thompson showed stellar speed all weekend long in the No. 98T, qualifying for both main events on the weekend.

On Friday night Thompson again went to victory lane in the B-Main to move on to the feature, and before long was up front in a race for top five positioning. Unfortunately, a flat left front tire ended Thompson’s bid for victory in the opening night of action.

On Saturday Thompson rebounded, setting third fastest time in both warm-up sessions before charging from fifth to second in his heat race to earn his best qualifying position of the season for a 40-lap main, starting in seventh.

Come feature time, Thompson again moved forward, sliding into the fourth position early on. But again, trouble would strike, as the leaders jammed up on a double file restart resulting in Thompson getting turned from behind while riding fourth, which would force him to have to restart at the tail of the field.

On his way back to the front, Thompson could not avoid making contact with another spinning car, bending a front spindle and ending the night for the No. 98T in 15th position.

“The end results didn’t show it this weekend, but we were right there,” said Thompson. “This gives us a lot of confidence as we look forward to being a part of this championship again next season. Thanks to everyone for their support and hard work, we had fun and learned a lot.”

Tyler Brown was once again at the controls of the Team Tapout Champ Kart, wheeling the No. 220 machine to victory lane in Saturday night’s feature event.

Brown stopped Cale Ross, who finished in second and had been previously unbeatable in the series.

“We knew when we put Tyler (Brown) in the champ, that he could battle for wins,” said Thompson. “It didn’t work out in Atlantic City, but he made it happen in Albany. We’re proud of everyone’s effort. It’s a great way to end this series for our team.”

Thompson will return to the seat of a kart this weekend along with fellow Team Tapout racer Sean Simmons, as the duo takes on the 40th annual Motorama in Harrisburg, PA.

Kart action will take place February 17-18 as Thompson battles in both the Champ Kart division and the Pro Clone division while Simmons will compete in Jr. Blue Clone and Jr. Unrestricted.

Keep up with Thompson and Team Tapout through their all-new website at www.tylerthompson98.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/TeamTapoutRacing to follow Thompson and Team Tapout Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Team Tapout Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, CH Sealants, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, JCB, Liftech, Lakeside Property Services, Lindsey Aggregates, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Performance Manufacturing, Rolfe Schnur Motorsports Marketing, S&W Firewood, Slack Karts, Top Quality Construction

 

 

White Optimistic Entering Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Feb. 13, 2018) - Harli White will kick off her 2018 campaign this weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

White and her CatSpot backed team are slated to tackle the marquee event, which is hosted by East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., Thursday through Saturday, for the second straight season.

"This year is going to be huge with CatSpot jumping on board and my other sponsors supporting me," she said. "It's great to know I can just go out there and race. This winter we worked really hard on making our cars the best. That gives me full confidence. Now it's up to me to get to the front and race up there."

White won a pair of heat races and advanced from fourth to second place in the other heat during the three-day event last season. She placed eighth in the feature during Night 2 to highlight the weekend, which showcased a fast car all three nights. The opening night was hampered by a racing incident that damaged her race car and the finale was stymied by a mechanical failure while White was running in the top five with less than 10 laps remaining.

"Last year I had a really good chance at winning the final night," she said. "We had a motor lay down on us so that was a big bummer. It was a highlight in my career to race up front with those guys. That was a heartbreaking ending, but we took a lot of confidence from it. Hopefully we can have that same speed with a little better luck this weekend. We're bringing out that car again. It's an older one that we don't get to race very often. It's a super fast car that works. It's forgiving so I love racing it."

White is looking to build momentum heading into her second straight year on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, which begins next month.

"This is a huge year," she said. "We'll be traveling a lot and racing a lot. It's been a long offseason. I raced the Chili Bowl, but it seems like forever since I've been racing. I was able to go to the NHRA race in Pomona last weekend and support my CatSpot teammate, Scott Palmer. I got my racing fix there. I enjoyed a different feel of racing. It was a great experience. Being able to stand behind the top fuel car when it took off was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I feel blessed to be part of the CatSpot team and look forward to representing them on the track soon."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CatSpot

CatSpot is an organic cat litter delivery service. The litter is all natural, which is odor eliminating and hypoallergenic. The product is sold online at http://www.CatSpotLitter.com and is delivered with free shipping.

"You pray for a sponsor to come along that helps you out and become family with them and CatSpot has been that for us," White said. "My whole family and I have been praying for a moment like this to happen. We're all excited to get the season going and I think it's going to have bigger and better things to come."

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

 

 

Hagar Aiming for Redemption This Weekend at Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2018) - Derek Hagar can't wait to get back to the track this weekend when he and Witherspoon Racing will invade East Bay Raceway Park.

The duo teamed up last weekend for a USCS Series doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park.

"We learned some things," Hagar said. "We used it as a test session. We came back and made some changes for East Bay this weekend."

The action began last Friday with Hagar finishing where he started in the dash - fifth - before he won a heat race from the pole position. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"We were good early, but when the track slicked off we didn't have the bite or drivability in the engine," he said. "The motor is too good when the track slicks off. We're trying to tame it down so we can throttle through the slick and be competitive. We were running in that pack around where we started early. As the track got slicker I couldn't get on the throttle until I got the car straight off the corners. Then we had an issue with the throttle hanging."

Hagar placed 14th and returned to the oval on Saturday for the event finale. However, a fourth-place finish in a heat race relegated him to a B Main. Hagar finished second in the consolation race to transfer into the rear of the main event.

"We had the same issue on Saturday," he said. "The engine was so explosive off the corners it'd light up the tires. I was having to wait on it so long. It made it tough to gain on anybody in front of me."

Hagar was credited with a 17th-place finish.

He and the team will seek redemption this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. The duo teamed up for the first time last year at the event and posted a fourth-place finish during Night 2 of the tripleheader.

"We've made some changes this week," he said. "I moved the seat to get a little more comfortable. We're making a wing change and doing some minor setup changes. I'm excited to get to East Bay and see what we can improve from last weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Dash: 5 (5); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 14 (7).

Feb. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 17 (18).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Hill Set for Season Opener This Weekend at Marquee Event in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Feb. 13, 2018) - Alex Hill is looking forward to putting last year behind her as she begins her 2018 racing season this weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s hosted by East Bay Raceway Park.

She and her family owned team will tackle the bullring in Tampa, Fla., Thursday through Saturday. It will offer an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule, which begins next month.

Hill's pursuit for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year title last season was derailed when a racing accident sidelined her for almost two months. She's thankful for another shot at the award in 2018.

"I'm happy they're letting us run for the rookie award again," the 18-year-old said. "It was pretty disappointing when we couldn't race for it last year."

Hill is also excited to race with her new teammate, two-time defending ASCS National Tour champion Sam Hafertepe Jr.

"I think it's going to be great to have Sam around to help me," she said. "He's very good at so many things in racing. I still have a lot to learn in racing. I'm really looking forward to learning from him."

The journey starts this weekend at East Bay Raceway Park, a track across the country from where she attends college in Los Angeles. That means a 1 a.m. flight on Thursday morning to arrive in time to race.

"I've raced at East Bay a couple of times," she said. "The first time was in a 600cc micro. It's a fast track. I liked racing there. I'm just really excited to get behind the wheel again."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Townline Variety

Townline Variety is a gas station, variety store and country store located on the Six Nations Reserve. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/TownlineVarietyGasCountryStyle/ .

"Townline Variety is my dad's business and has been operating longer than I've been alive," Hill said. "It has always supported my career and I'm extremely grateful for that."

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

 

 

Hendricks Overcomes Challenges to Earn Pair of POWRi National Top 10s

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2018) - Zane Hendricks overcame a number of challenges to score a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during the Sunshine State Midget Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Bubba Raceway Park.

In his quest to run the full national tour this year, it was imperative for the Oklahoman to compete in the first point races in Florida. While a prior commitment prevented his father from hauling the car and being in attendance, arrangements were made to have veteran racer Brad Loyet transport the car to Florida and assist at the track. Those arrangements were scrapped the day before Loyet was scheduled to leave his shop near St. Louis.

"My dad called and told me that Brad had been injured in a shop accident and wouldn't be able to go to Florida," Zane Hendricks said. "He also told me that Chad Boat had an open car and that I'd be able to drive it."

Hendricks had never been to Bubba Raceway Park. He was going to drive a different car for a different owner and - for the first time in the 18-year-old's racing career - his father wouldn't be there to assist him.

After a few hot laps on Friday, Hendricks started last in his heat race and failed to move forward.

"The car took a little getting used to," he said. "And the track was difficult, too. It's a very unique and technical track."

Hendricks started last in the 19-car A Main.

"I didn't really have great expectations for the feature," he said. "But the track came in really good. The car handled great and I could run the top and bottom in both corners and we started picking them off a few at a time. I think we could have had a top three if we had a few more laps."

Hendricks charged from 19th to a fifth-place finish, which marked his career-best result in a POWRi National event.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday. Hendricks finished fifth in a heat race to line up 15th in the main event.

"I had a little trouble getting around some slower cars early in the feature," he said. "There weren't any cautions, so that dropped me back a ways behind the leader and I eventually got lapped about halfway through the race.

"I think there were about three cars ahead of me that got lapped. I eventually got by them, but then I was the first car a lap down and wasn't able to improve my position."

Hendricks maneuvered to a ninth-place result. His first visit to Florida resulted in a solid performance as well as a valuable learning experience.

"I usually do my own setups," he said. "It was great having three guys working on the car who obviously have way more experience working on these cars than I do. I was able to learn a lot. Chad, Billy and Corey were all great to me. I really enjoyed racing with them."

Hendricks is slated to return to action March 23-24 at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., for the Turnpike Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 5 (19).

Feb. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 9 (15).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 23-24 at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., for the Turnpike Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Momentum Racing Suspensions

Momentum Racing Suspensions is a racing suspension company that specializes in building and rebuilding shocks for the racing industry. The company is owned by Brad Benic, a leader in the industry that has been around racing his entire life and in the suspension business since 1995. For more information, visit http://www.MomentumRacingSuspensions.com .

"Brad Benic's customer service is one of the best out there," Hendricks said. "He's always open to any questions, trying something new, helping with setups. His turn-around times are great."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, CK Power, Shorty's Machine Shop, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Survives DIRTcar Nationals and Can Now Focus on Fine-Tuning

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2018) - Greg Wilson is pleased with the opening round of his 2018 season.

The Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels backed team made it through the grueling DIRTcar Nationals last weekend without a failure, which is often the biggest obstacle during the first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of the season because of the fast track and changing weather conditions.

"It was good to get on the track, knock the rust off and get back in the swing of things," Wilson said. "I want to thank Matt, Ed and Ricky for their hard work this weekend. We made a lot of changes during the winter and had to work through that. Everything we changed held up good. Now we can regroup and try to fine-tune and get better instead of worrying we'll have failures. That's huge to come out of Volusia and not have torn up engines or race cars."

Wilson and the team competed last Friday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park, which was the lone visit to Florida this season. Wilson progressed throughout each night and moved forward in the A Main all three nights to give the team momentum out of the gate.

"Volusia Speedway Park is probably the toughest track on engines so to come out of there unscathed is huge," he said. "We played it a little safe and that probably hurt our results, but the bigger picture is to make it through the weekend clean and we did that."

Wilson has a couple of upcoming Hercules Tires dealership visits in Florida this week before he returns to World of Outlaws competition Feb. 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Feb. 24 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 9 (10); Feature: 20 (26).

Feb. 10 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 9 (8); B Main: 9 (9); Feature: 22 (25).

Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 10 (10); B Main: 9 (12); Feature: 23 (26).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Feb. 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Feb. 24 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Tuesday at Coastal Tire in Edgewater, Fla., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday at Advantage Tire in Palm Harbor, Fla., 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 - Ohio Logistics

Ohio Logistics, which is based in Findlay, Ohio, is a world-class distribution facility. The company is in 20 locations in five states and has grown into one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Upper Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.OhioLogistics.com.

"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool."

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

 

 

Lubbock Wrecker Service Named Title Sponsor of DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 13, 2018) – With the 2018 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park rapidly approaching, Lubbock Wrecker Service has signed on as the title sponsor of the Second Annual DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals.

The $3,000-to-win Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals is set for June 15-16 atop the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in Southwest Kansas. All Saturday, June 16, “A” Main starters will earn at least $600.

The event pits the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series with all variety of invaders from surrounding states such as Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado and more expected as well.

“I want to see the 305 Sprint Car class continue to grow,” commented Lubbock Wrecker Service owner Scott Brown. “Dodge City Raceway Park is in the perfect central location to bring all the hotbeds in Texas and Nebraska and more together in one place. It’s a great event to see which area gets bragging rights for the year.”

Last year, Fort Worth, Texas’ Kevin Ramey topped a stellar field of cars to win the inaugural edition of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals, edging Nebraska’s Trevor Grossenbacher and Colorado’s Jake Bubak in a fiercely contested event after Wright, KS, shoe Tyler Knight topped the Friday night preliminary event.

The IMCA Stock Cars will join in on both nights of Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals action with the IMCA Sport Modifieds on the Saturday, June 16, card as well.

Standard Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car rules will be in effect for the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, with the following items to be noted:

---Right rear tire may be either the Hoosier Racesaver or Hoosier 105x16.0-15 Medium or 105x18.0-15 Hard. Any tire is allowed on the other three corners.

---Top wing (maximum 5x5) must be totally flat to run a wicker bill up to two inches. No wicker bills permitted on dished wings. Sideboards on the top wing must be 90 degrees square to center foil. The leading edge of the nose wing can be no further forward than 20 inches of the leading edge of the front axle.

---Cockpit adjustable weight jacks, shocks or wings will not be permitted. Titanium brakes are okay.

There will be a handful of opportunities for teams to get dialed in for the Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals including the season-opening event on March 31 with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars also in action on April 7, April 21, May 5 and May 26 before the big event on June 15-16.

In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action following on open practice session on Saturday, March 24.

The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://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.

 

 

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing

Perris Auto Speedway

http://perrisautospeedway.com/

WORLD OUT OUTLAWS UP NEXT AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY ON MARCH 3RD!

(Perris, CA, February 12, 2018) Perris Auto Speedway will be taking the next two weekends off but will return to action with the “SoCal Showdown,” featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, on March 3rd. The race, which will be the official 23rd season opener for the Riverside County speed plant, will be the only time fans will be able to see the Outlaws competing in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas in 2018.

The Outlaws, who crisscross the country several times throughout the year, opened their season last week in Florida. Before they arrive at The PAS in a little more than two weeks, they will already have contested three races in Florida, two in Texas and two in Nevada. By the end of their season in November, they will have competed in 24 different states.

Advance tickets for the “SoCal Showdown” are on sale now at the following link: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG&pid=8525909

Fans who purchase reserved seats in advance for March 3rd will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass.” The pit pass will allow fans access to the World of Outlaws pit area located outside of turn one throughout the night of action. Fans will be able to see the cars up close, watch the crews at work, meet the drivers, obtain autographs, take photos and purchase merchandise directly from the teams.

“The World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass puts the fans in the heat of the action,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “They can see the cars on the track and then watch the teams make necessary adjustments seconds later when they return to the pits. The pass also allows fans to interact with their favorite World of Outlaws drivers. There is nothing like it in the NBA, NHL, NFL or Major League Baseball.”



​Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars only appearance at Perris Auto Speedway are on sale now. World of Outlaws photo.

In addition to the headlining World of Outlaws and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, The PAS Young Gun and Senior Sprint Cars will also be in action on the quadruple header open wheel program.

Spectator gates will open at 4:00 P.M. on race day and the first race will be at 7:00.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2018 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

2018 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

March 3rd "OPENING NIGHT” “SO CAL SHOWDOWN” WORLD OF OUTLAWS Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN TICKETS ON SALE @ woosprint.com/schedule

March 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 17th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 14TH PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 21st "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 28th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 19th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 26th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars, California Lightning Sprint Cars AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

June 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 16th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

June 23rd USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

June 30th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 4th 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

July 21st PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 28th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

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

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

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

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

October 6th - 14th SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR

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

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

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

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

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

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

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

KNOCKIN' THE RUST OFF: Gravel & CJB Get Into the Swing of Things at Volusia Four top 10's in five nights has the Pennsylvania based team looking forward to going west

CARLISLE, PA. - February 13, 2018 - One of the most grueling racing seasons in all of motorsports begins each year in the state of Florida.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicked off it's 2018 campaign at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Fl. David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team arrived a few days early in order to contest two nights of action with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil One. On the first night, which was completed on Wednesday, February 7th, Gravel won his heat race, finished 5th in the dash and marched from 10th to 3rd in the feature.

The following night, the #5 machine finished 2nd in the heat race and fifth in the dash once again. For the feature, Gravel charged from 9th to 4th.

"Good car on a good night for us to get our bearings back," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "A podium finish is a great way to begin the year. The second night was very similar to that and we felt good that we drove forward. We just needed to get qualified better."

The following three nights of racing action represented the season lid lifter for the 'Greatest Show on Dirt.' Gravel's night was going well until a viscous accident knocked the #5 machine out of competition for the evening.

"That was a tough, tough wreck," Gravel explained. "The car protected me and I was pretty sore but I walked away and that is what I am the most grateful for. I really want to thank Barry (Jackson) for the cars he builds and the way he and the crew takes care of things."

The CJB team retooled and returned the following night and timed in 10th before finishing fifth in their heat race. In the feature, the #5 car sped to a top-5 finish after starting 18th.

"We had to make up a huge chunk of ground again so the car raced really well in the feature," said Gravel. "It's a testament to what Barry, Derek (Miller) and Zach (Holloway) give me each night. We just never give up."

The final night of action at Volusia took place on Sunday, February 11th. Gravel and the CJB team returned for action and rolled off in the 18th starting position for the second night in a row.

"We grabbed 9th so we ended the week with a top-10," said Gravel. "Outside of the night we wrecked, we had a top-5, top-10 car. We're very happy with our speed."

The tour now takes a weekend off before returning to action at the Cotton Bowl Speedway near Paige, Texas on Friday, February 23rd. The following night, the Outlaws make their way to Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas.

"Cotton Bowl is a great track" said Gravel, who finished third there in 2016. "Lonestar is another cool track so it'll be a good weekend of racing."

Check out the latest David Gravel themed gear and get it shipped to your front door!

2018 STATS:

Events: 5

Quick Times: 0

Wins: 0

Top-5's: 3

Top-10's: 4

Heat Race Wins: 1

Dash Wins: 0

Average Time Trial: 10.6

Average A-main finish: 9

Total Laps Led: 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.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Donny Schatz In Fine Form with KSE Racing Products To Open 2018

TSR Photo

PETERSEN MEDIA: 2018 is off and running in the open wheel racing world, and nine time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion, Donny Schatz put the world on notice after claiming four of five feature events during the DIRTcar Nationals in Barberville, FL.

Running under the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions pres. by Mobil1 the first two nights, Schatz kicked off the DIRTcar Nationals by using his KSE Racing parts to score two feature events.

Friday night, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series took over and on this night, it was Sheldon Haudenschild and his Stenhouse Jr/Marshall Racing team parking in victory lane with KSE Racing Products. The win for Haudenschild was his first career World of Outlaws triumph.

Saturday and Sunday night, it was again all about Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing. Grabbing the lead with two-to-go on Saturday night, Schatz was able to score his 250th career WoO win and on Sunday night he would claim his first career DIRTcar Nationals Title by winning his fourth race of the week.

While most dialed into the DIRTcar Nationals, racing commenced in Ocala, FL as well over the weekend. In a USCS Sprint Car, and Lucas Oil POWRi Series double header weekend, it was Mark Smith (USCS), and Kevin Thomas, Jr (POWRi) both using their KSE Racing Products to score weekend sweeps at Bubba Raceway Park.

Also at Bubba Raceway Park last weekend during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals, Haudenschild also scored an All Star Circuit of Champions win, as did Tim Shaffer and reining ASCoC champion, Chad Kemenah.

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 .

 

 

Ian Madsen Looking Forward to West Coast Swing After Turbulent Florida Speedweek

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the results didn’t quite stack up in Florida as Ian Madsen and KCP Racing hoped, the St. Marys, NSW driver is eager to continue to his first full season on the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series trail as the series now heads west.

“We had a really fast car in Florida, but unfortunately things just didn’t go our way,” Madsen said. “In Ocala, FL we were in the lead pack and contact got us upside down, and during the WoO opener we were really good, but I made a mistake and bounced through a rut and that also knocked us out of contention.”

After crashing in Ocala, FL back on February eighth, Madsen and company then decided to turn their attention to this past week’s DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

Recording 16th and 13th place finishes with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday to open a five night speedway in Barberville, FL, Madsen and KCP Racing came out swinging during the World of Outlaws season opener as Madsen timed the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring entry in fifth quickest in time trials.

Finishing second in his heat race, the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender would move into the Dash where a second place finish put him on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

When the green flag waived, Madsen settled into second as he chased after Paul McMahan who jumped out to the early lead. In the race’s opening laps, Madsen would keep the race leader in his crosshairs until the reached the back of the pack.

Erasing McMahan’s gap as they got into traffic, Madsen would challenge for the top spot until a caution flag impeded his progress. Feeling pressure from Sheldon Haudenschild as the action resumed, Madsen was able to fend him off, but McMahan was able to get away.

As the laps clicked on, Madsen continued to run in the second spot until he hooked a rut on the race’s 26th lap and his car shot up the track making contact with the wall and ultimately brought his night to an early end.

Having some struggles on Saturday night, Madsen’s night would start off rough as he timed in 28th quickest in time trials, and was unable to recover as he would end up finishing fifth in the semi and not making the feature event.

Sunday night’s finale saw Madsen time the Bobcat/Kline Electric/Ted’s Body Shop entry in 17th fastest before earning a fifth place finish in his heat race and transferring directly into the feature event.

Lining up 14th, Madsen would battle with the likes of older brother, Kerry, and Joey Saldana as they jockeyed for position on the half-mile.

When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Madsen would close his Florida trip out with a 14th place finish.

“It was a frustrating trip at times, but I have the utmost confidence in my guys,” Ian Madsen said. “We will take advantage of some ship time before we get ready to head West.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team will return to action on February 23rd with the World of Outlaws in Texas.

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

 

 

Bergman Earns Runner-Up Result During Season-Opening Event in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2018) - Seth Bergman nearly captured a pair of podium finishes during his opening event of the season last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park.

Bergman powered from seventh to fourth place on Friday in a heat race to start the USCS Series doubleheader. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We passed some cars in the heat race to put ourselves in a decent position for the A Main," he said. "We had a good car and moved forward in the main event, but unfortunately got caught up in a racing deal."

Bergman had charged into second place before he collided with another car that lost a tire in the closing laps. The contact knocked Bergman out of the race and he was credited with a 15th-place finish.

The team returned to the egg-shaped track on Saturday and Bergman continued to march forward. He advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before starting the A Main on the inside of the third row.

"We felt confident we had a good car after moving forward every time we'd been on the track all weekend," he said. "We had a solid outing in the main event and ended the weekend on the podium so that gives us momentum to start the year."

Bergman charged to a runner-up result, which was his career-best finish at the oval.

He is slated to return to action this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 15 (8).

Feb. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

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

 

 

Dancer Amped to Open Season This Weekend at East Bay Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - DELPHOS, Ohio (Feb. 12, 2018) - Shawn Dancer's offseason has finally concluded and he's looking forward to getting his sprint car back on the track.

"We had a productive offseason," he said. "Kent Karhoff will be joining us again this year, which is a great thing. Cole is also coming back this season and he's been working really hard in the shop to get everything ready."

Dancer will start the 2018 campaign this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

"We've had some bad luck before at the beginning of the season," he said. "It can be hard to get things going sometimes, but with the way we finished this past season we've got some confidence."

Dancer and his crew aren't making any major changes from last year and after running well last season they're hoping to continue that momentum into the start of the 2018 season.

"We haven't ever done super well down at East Bay," Dancer said. "I don't think we've made a Saturday A Main in the past few years that we've gone down, but we're feeling pretty positive heading into this year."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com .

"Everyone at Dancer Logistics is supportive and allows me to fulfil my dream of racing sprint cars and I'm very appreciative of their support," Dancer said.

Dancer would also like to thank Amshaw Service Center, Global Warehousing, King Racing Products, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their support.

 

 

Helms Leaves Florida With Bigger Notebook After Using DIRTcar Nationals as Test Session

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2018) - Caleb Helms used four nights during the DIRTcar Nationals as a test session to prepare his team for the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season.

"It always helps us during the All Star season when we head to Florida," he said. "It's a good time to knock the rust off and to learn what we can before the points season begins."

Helms and the team battled throughout the first four nights of the five-day event before a mechanical problem sidelined them for the finale on Sunday. The team headed home early, but expects to return to action in the next couple of weeks once racing begins in Central Pennsylvania.

"We're going to stay active as much as we can during the next couple of months before the All Star season starts in Ohio," he said. "I think that will benefit our team in the aspect that we'll get to try some things and it will help me get into a rhythm before races count for points."

The first All Star points show is April 6 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Helms is hopeful the team will find more speed on the heels of the DIRTcar Nationals, where being a couple of tenths off in qualifying hampered the team each night. Helms either maintained his starting position or moved forward in every race, but the qualifying results started him near the back of the pack almost every time out.

"It's pretty difficult to dig yourself out of a hole when you're racing with All Star and World of Outlaws drivers," he said. "We obviously wanted to leave Florida with better results, but the main objective was to learn and test. It's the same objective we'll have when we race in Central Pennsylvania in the next few weeks before we begin points racing."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 6 (7).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 7 (8).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 11 (13).

Feb. 10 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: DNF (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ferguson

Ferguson sells quality plumbing supplies, HVAC products and building supplies to professional contractors and homeowners. For more information, visit http://www.Ferguson.com.

"We use the Ferguson water works division for our pipe materials, fittings, water line stuff, etc., with our family business," Helms said. "We are very grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Helms would also like to thank Big Jerk Jerky, Helms Construction Inc., Leiber's Garage, Millstream Speedway and Helms and Sons Excavating for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Excited to Start Season and Honor Friend at Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Feb. 12, 2018) - Travis Rilat will make his sprint car season debut this weekend at one of his favorite events.

Rilat and BDS Motorsports are slated to compete Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. It's an event that is named after one of Rilat's friends who passed away in 2002.

"It's always special for me to participate in an event named in Ronald's honor," he said. "I'm close with the Laney Family so it's important to me to race this event. I've always seemed to do well at East Bay, too, so hopefully we'll continue that this weekend."

Rilat posted a pair of podium finishes, including a third-place result during the finale, last year. He also produced a trio of top 10s the previous season, highlighted by a podium finish on Night 2 and a sixth-place result in the finale.

Rilat has also been victorious at East Bay Raceway Park. In 2006 he won a Ronald Laney Memorial preliminary night when the event was sanctioned with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's a unique track that you have to stay on top of," he said. "It can slick off pretty quickly and catch you off guard. There's usually a lot of teams racing and some great competition so it's an event that will certainly get you excited."

This weekend marks the kickoff to the 2018 season for Rilat and BDS Motorsports. The two entities are teaming up to compete full time on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, which begins next month. It will mark Rilat's first time on the tour as a full-time racer since 2009.

Rilat and BDS Motorsports earned four top 10s in five sprint car starts together at the end of last season, including a feature victory.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BDS Motorsports

BDS Motorsports is a family owned sprint car team based in Newton, Iowa. The team, which was formed in 2011, is managed by Bryan Sundby. For more information, visit http://www.BDSMotorsportsLLC.com .

"Bryan and the Sundby Family have been a great team to drive for and I look forward to a successful 2018 in their race car," Rilat said. "BDS Motorsports is a top-notch team and will provide me the opportunity to win a lot of races."

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

 

 

Mallett Records Two Top 10s During USCS Series Season-Opening Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2018) - Jordon Mallett posted a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during the opening USCS Series doubleheader of the season.

"It seemed rough to us," he said. "We had a lot of issues Friday night. The brakes were dragging around the track. After hot laps we worked on it and thought we had it figured out. Then after the dash the body caught on fire and it burned up some lines."

Mallett advanced from fourth to second place in the dash, but his night was hampered moments later when his car caught on fire in the pits as he headed back to his trailer. The fire was quickly extinguished, but the damage forced the team to hustle prior to the heat race.

"It was quite a bit of thrashing to get it back together," he said. "The brakes was the least of our concern at that point. I am thankful for my Brown and Miller Racing Solutions hoses. The fire burned the outer jackets off, but the inner hose was not compromised."

The brake issue slowed the team in a heat race, in which Mallett finished fifth after starting fourth. That relegated the team to a B Main. Mallett ended seventh, which forced him to use a provisional for the first time in his career.

"We got the brakes fixed between the B Main and the A Main," he said. "We found a residual line was broken. We had a great car in the feature. If we didn't have all those issues early on I think we could have been a contender."

Mallett charged from 23rd to an eighth-place finish, which was the second-most cars passed.

He returned to the track on Saturday for the event finale. Mallett won a heat race after starting third, which lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"They reworked the track right before the A Main and it threw us a curveball," he said. "We just missed it with the setup. The car was too tight when it needed to be loose and too loose when it needed to be tight. There's no sugar coating it. We just missed it. I backed up to 14 th or so within the first 10 laps, but when the track started to come in we clawed back to 10th."

Mallett used a late rally to capture a 10th-place finish.

He is scheduled to return to action Feb. 23-24 at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Dash: 2 (4); Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 7 (6); Feature: 8 (23).

Feb. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 10 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 23-24 at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Porter Commercial Refrigeration

Porter Commercial Refrigeration, which was created in 1992 and is based in Greenbrier, Ark., provides the finest refrigeration equipment sales, quality service and installation for supermarkets, c-stores, restaurants, warehouses, processing plants and ice machines. For more information, visit http://www.PorterRefrigeration.com .

"Porter Commercial Refrigeration is a huge supporter of our team," Mallett said. "They are always stepping up to help us however they can and we really appreciate the partnership."

Mallett would also like to thank Water for Christ, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Callies Racing Products, DHR Suspension, Dynotech Race Engines, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe Systems, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Back in Action This Weekend With World Series Sprintcars

Inside Line Promotions - LATROBE, Tasmania, Australia (Feb. 12, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi is rejuvenated and excited to return to action this weekend during a World Series Sprintcars doubleheader.

Scelzi and the Wormall Motorsport team will tackle Attwell Park Speedway in Albany, West Australia, Australia, on Friday before wrapping up the weekend with a race on Saturday at Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, West Australia, Australia.

"I'm really excited for this weekend," he said. "I've never raced at Attwell Park Speedway so it's always fun to see a new track and we've had a couple of good runs at Quit Bunbury Speedway so we have confidence going there."

Scelzi advanced from 13th to an eighth-place result during his debut at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Dec. 26, 2016. Four days later he posted a fifth-place finish at the oval.

"It definitely helps returning to a track where you've been successful," he said. "It's been a little more than a year since we've been there, but hopefully we can pick up where we left off and be a contender."

Scelzi has been out of competition since enduring a wild crash on Feb. 2 while he was in contention for a top-five result.

"It's tough to sit out, but we had to rebuild a car and I needed a little time to heal," he said. "Thanks to the hard work by everyone at Wormall Motorsport we're good to go for this weekend and looking forward to the challenge."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attwell Park Speedway in Albany, West Australia, Australia, and Saturday at Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, West Australia, Australia, with the World Series Sprintcars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation, Inc.

Red Rose Transportation, Inc., has been a leading non-asset third party logistics provider since 1996. Because it started as a carrier, Red Rose Transportation understands the complex and diverse needs of both the carriers and shippers, and it provides comprehensive solutions that satisfy both parties. The team of logistics professionals are responsible for moving and facilitating thousands of nationwide truckload freight shipments annual. For more information, visit http://www.RedRoseTransportation.com .

"My mom and uncle started the business in 1996," Scelzi said. "It's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1. Everyone there has been a big part of the team."

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

 

 

Starks Soaks in First Career DIRTcar Nationals Experience

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2018) - Trey Starks is optimistic following his first-ever trip to the DIRTcar Nationals.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver ventured to Volusia Speedway Park to tackle five straight nights of competition at the fast oval last week. Starks advanced into the A Main during one of the two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions shows and during two of the three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races.

"It's a good place to try some new things and work on some stuff," he said. "At the same time you have such good competition if you're off by just a little bit you're going to know it. It was a tough week for us. It wasn't the results we wanted. However, we did play around and found some stuff out. We had speed at times."

Starks qualified sixth quickest in his group during the All Star shows on Wednesday and Thursday. He then finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race each night to miss locking into the main event by only one position. A fifth-place result in the B Main on Wednesday left him out of the main event, but Starks rebounded on Thursday by placing fourth in the B Main to transfer into the back of the A Main.

"You always want to get as many laps as you can, especially at a new track," he said. "Making the feature was definitely beneficial because of the extra laps."

Starks advanced from 24th to 21st in the main event.

Friday showcased the opening night of three straight World of Outlaws shows. Starks timed in 31st overall in qualifying, which is an area of emphasis for Gobrecht Motorsports.

"Qualifying was really tough for us," he said. "We have been pretty good qualifying, especially at big tracks. That made us scratch our heads a little bit. We were looking for something. We got closer toward the end of the week, but we didn't find the speed we've seen in the past."

Starks placed eighth in a heat race and 10th in the Last Chance Showdown to cap Friday's program. He returned to the oval on Saturday and qualified 21st quickest to show a lot of improvement. Starks then advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race to lock into the 17 th starting position in the main event.

Following a 21st-place finish in the feature, the event concluded on Sunday. Once again, Starks made a big move forward in qualifying by timing in 13th quickest. He ended 10th in a heat race before winning the Last Chance Showdown to garner a spot in the main event.

"You're always learning," he said. "You can tell it's the first race of the year because everyone is chomping at the bit. The racing is tighter than normal. We found speed in the main events. We had times we were really fast."

Starks made some headway in the main event before finishing 24th .

"A week like that can beat you up," he said. "Our main goal is to stay focused and keep looking ahead. We have a lot of races with good competition this year. The main thing is to learn what we did this weekend and apply it to wherever we can this season."

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports will return to competition March 10 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., before competing the next afternoon at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 5 (5).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 21 (24).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 10 (11).

Feb. 10 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 21 (17).

Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 10 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 24 (19).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 10 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and March 11 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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 - Golf Cart Services

Golf Cart Services is one of the largest E-Z-GO distributors in the country. The family owned business, which is located in New Oxford, Pa., and has been in business approximately 50 years, sells new and used golf carts. It also offers rentals and does repairs. For more information, visit http://www.GolfCartServices.com .

"I want to thank Golf Cart Services for its support of our team," Starks said. "They are a huge part of our program and I can't wait to get their logo in Victory Lane."

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

 

 

Sides Venturing to East Bay for Laid Back Event Supporting Long-Time Sponsor

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2018) - Jason Sides is looking forward to a relaxing weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s, which is hosted by East Bay Raceway Park this Thursday through Saturday.

"One of our biggest sponsors, Kimball Wetherington of Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., is based down there and supports the track and event so we always look forward to spending time with him," he said. "It's a laid back weekend where we go to have fun. Of course we want to win, too."

Sides, who was the event champion in 2002, won a preliminary night at the bullring near Tampa, Fla., in 2015 and 2016. He placed fourth and 18 th in preliminary competition last year before ending eight during the finale.

The event will be one of the rare 360ci winged sprint car races of the season for Sides, whose 2018 campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series began last weekend at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals.

Sides entered the week with at least one top-10 finish during the event for the last 11 years.

"We didn't qualify well and that put us behind to start each night," he said. "We raced our way into the show each night, but didn't put ourselves in a good enough position to capture a top 10. The track was heavy and fast the first two nights so it was tough to move forward."

Sides qualified 20th quickest and placed sixth in a heat race on Friday during the World of Outlaws season opener. That missed a lock-in position by only one spot and relegated Sides to the Last Chance Showdown. He placed third in the race to transfer into the 23rd starting position for the A Main.

"When you qualify back there you have to make up a lot of ground in the heat race," he said. "Otherwise you're buried in the Last Chance Showdown and then the main event if you make it in. We did what we could on a heavy, fast track."

Sides advanced a handful of positions to place 18th.

Similar circumstances played out on Saturday as Sides timed in 30 th quickest in qualifying, advanced from eighth to sixth in a heat race to again narrowly miss a lock-in position to the A Main. He charged from 10th to third place in the Last Chance Showdown and maneuvered from 23rd to 20th in the main event.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday with Sides qualifying 11th quickest. A sixth-place heat race finish locked him into the A Main since there were only three heats.

"All three nights was the same thing," he said. "When you're starting at the back like that it doesn't give you many options because you're constantly surrounded by a lot of cars. Dirty air makes it tough to maneuver and just when you get rolling someone can chop you on the bottom lane or slide up in front of you on the top. Once you lose a little momentum it really slows you for a couple of laps."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 18 (23).

Feb. 10 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 3 (10); Feature: 20 (23).

Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (4); Feature: 19 (17).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

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 - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com .

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

 

 

STEWART, KYLE LARSON RACING KICK OFF THE 2018 WORLD OF OUTLAWS' SEASON WITH THREE TOP-10 FINISHES

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 12, 2018) - The Kyle Larson Racing team wrapped up five nights of racing at the annual DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. Shane Stewart competed in each night of racing - Wednesday and Thursday with the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) and Friday through Sunday with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series - and team owner, Kyle Larson, raced in three of the five nights of competition.

On the opening night of DIRTcar Nationals with ASCoC, Stewart was the fastest qualifier in Group B and Larson was fourth fastest in the same group. Larson started on the pole and won Heat 2, while Stewart started and finished fourth in the same event. Stewart then lined up third in the first of two dashes and finished fourth, as Larson started first and finished runner up in the second dash. In the 30-lap main event, Larson slipped from fourth to finish ninth and Stewart ran 13th.

The following night, Larson was the fastest qualifier in Group A and advanced from fourth to second in the opening heat race, transferring him into the dash redraw. Stewart qualified sixth in Group C and finished seventh in Heat 3. Larson then started and finished fourth in the first of two dashes, earning him the seventh starting position for the main event. Stewart lined up seventh in the B-Main and pulled into the infield with a couple laps remaining to finish 10th. Larson was able to gain two positions aboard the BRANDT No. 1k during the 30-lap feature event to earn a top-five result.

During the opening night of Outlaw competition on Friday, Stewart qualified seventh out of 35 competitors and won his heat race from the outside of the front row. After finishing fifth in the Craftsman Club Dash, the Bixby, Okla., native carved his way forward in the main event to earn a spot on the podium with a solid third-place finish.

On Saturday, Stewart turned a blistering lap in qualifying to earn fast time and was the only driver to dip down into the 12 second bracket. He won the opening heat race and finished eighth in the Craftsman Club Dash. Stewart raced as high as sixth during the 30-lap main event, but struggled on restarts resulting in a 10th-place finish.

During the final night of DIRTcar Nationals, the pilot of the DC Solar No. 2 qualified fourth and won his heat race from the outside of the front row. As a result of being one of the later cars to make a lap time, Larson qualified 16th, but was able to climb two spots in Heat 1, finishing fourth and advancing to the main event. Stewart drew a six wrench during the Craftsman Club Dash draw, but was able to gain a position in the dash to start fifth for the 30-lap finale. Stewart slipped as far back as eighth, but was able to climb forward to finish sixth and Larson finished the race 18th-place.

"I thought our DC Solar car had good speed all week, which makes me very excited for the season," said Stewart. "Our team was able to make progress every night. Thanks to Kyle, DC Solar, BRANDT, ENEOS, Rider Engines and all of our partners, it was a pretty solid week for us down here and definitely our best results at Volusia as a team."

The KLR team will be back in action at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Friday, February 23. If you cannot make it to the track, all World of Outlaw events will have live streaming pay-per-view video and free audio available at www.dirtvision.com.

QUICK NOTES: SHANE STEWART RESULTS:

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 7, 2018 QUALIFYING GROUP B: 1st HEAT RACE: 4th DASH 1 STARTING POSITION: 3rd DASH FINISH: 4th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 7th FEATURE FINISH: 13th

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 8, 2018 QUALIFYING GROUP C: 6th HEAT RACE: 7th LCS STARTING POSITION: 7th DASH FINISH: 10th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: N/A FEATURE FINISH: N/A

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 9, 2018 QUALIFYING: 1st HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 5th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 3rd

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 10, 2018 QUALIFYING: 1st HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 7th DASH FINISH: 8th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 10th

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 11, 2018 QUALIFYING: 4th HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 6th DASH FINISH: 5th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

KYLE LARSON RESULTS:

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 7, 2018 QUALIFYING GROUP B: 4th HEAT RACE: 1st DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 1st DASH FINISH: 2nd FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 9th

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 8, 2018 QUALIFYING GROUP A: 1st HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH 1 STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISH: 4th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 7th FEATURE FINISH: 5th

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: February 11, 2018 QUALIFYING: 16th HEAT RACE: 4th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 10th FEATURE FINISH: 18th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 5 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVES: 1 TOP-10s: 3 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/KLRteam Twitter: @KLRteam Instagram: @klr_team

 

 

PPM Closes DIRTcar Nationals Out with a Top-10 Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA: Building off a strong start to the 2018 season at Bubba Raceway Park last weekend, Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports continued to run well at Volusia Speedway Park with the All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws. Despite having some bad luck hamper his results, PPM was able to end his DIRTcar Nationals with a 10th place finish on Sunday night.

“The DIRTcar Nationals is one of the toughest fields around, and to make two dashes and really have some good speed is a great way to start off this season,” Price-Miller said. “We definitely have the speed to contend, we just have to put full nights together.”

Wednesday and Thursday ran under All Star Circuit of Champions sanction and PPM would open his 2018 DIRTcar Nationals up by timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Townline Variety backed No. 4 machine in 5th in his group which would put him in the fifth starting spot in his heat race.

Finishing eighth in his heat, the Kokomo, IN driver would line up in the fifth row of the semi. As he was able to reel in the group of cars battling for the final transfer position into the feature event, PPM would see his night get cut short as he would take the checkered flag in the seventh position.

Thursday night saw the team get off to a much better start as Price-Miller jump started the night by timing the Agee Farms/CSI Race Shocks/Triple X machine in second quickest in his group before slipping back to finish sixth in his heat race.

Able to fight through the semi on this night, Price-Miller would pick up a third place finish which moved him into the 30-lap feature event where he would grid the field from the field from the 23rd starting position.

With the track slick and abrasive prior to the feature event, an extensive re work took place and really threw a curve ball at all competitors. Unsure if the track would blow the moisture off quickly or stay hooked up, some calculated risks would be imminent on feature set up.

As the race came to life, it was soon apparent that the moisture would hold and the track would stay extremely fast for the feature event. With everyone at the same speed, passing from the back would prove to be tough. Holding strong and picking up what he could, the Kokomo, IN driver would end the All Star portion of the DIRTcar Nationals with a 20th place finish.

Friday night brought on the season opener for the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and PPM would get off to another nice start as he would time the Chalk Stix/Champion Brand Lubricants/All Star Performance entry in sixth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Able to pick up the win in heat race action, Price-Miller advanced to the Dash where a seventh place finish put him in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, a wreck on the opening lap would result in some minimal damage to the left sideboard on the Destiny Motorsports machine.

At the high-speed Volusia Speedway Park, the damage would worsen lap after lap, and Price-Miller would see the sideboard collapse and become removed from the belly late in the race while running in the 10th spot.

Going to the work area, the Destiny Motorsports crew would quickly work to get a new wing atop the car, and PPM would restart from the tail end of the field and salvage a 17th place finish.

Timing in 11th quickest on Saturday night, PPM would finish fourth in his heat which placed him in the eight row for the impending 30-lap affair. Having one of those nights, PPM would be involved in a couple of cautions with the second one culminating with a flat tire.

Making repairs, PPM would again restart from the tail end of the field where he would finish 23rd on this night.

The DIRTcar Nationals finale would prove to be the best night for the youngster from Indiana and the Destiny Motorsports team.

Timing in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials, PPM would finish second in his heat race before a second place finish placed him on the front row of the 30-lap finale of a grueling Florida Speedweeks.

Battling in the top-five early in the race, Price-Miller would shuffle back as traffic came into play on the wicked fast ½ mile. Able to stay inside the Top-10, PPM closed the trip out with his fourth Top-10 finish of the young 2018 season.

“Leaving Florida, we are all pretty happy with what we learned and are eager to hit the track in Texas in a few weeks,” Price-Miller added. “I really have to thank Rick and Barb Rogers as well as all of our partners for allowing us to get out here and race with the best. I also have to thank Noisey, Junior, and Kevin for their hard work during a busy stretch in Florida.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Townline Variety, Agee Farms, CSI Race Shocks, Triple X, Chalk Stix, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, PPM Titanium, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports will be off this week before returning to World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action on February 23rd in Paige, TX and on February 24th in Kilgore, TX.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Parker, you can follow him on Twitter @Parker_PM9

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Fremont Speedway puts the FAN in fantastic during 67th season

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway will put FAN in fantastic during “The Track That Action Built’s” 67th anniversary in 2018. Nearly every Saturday there will be activities for the track’s great fans in addition to the entertaining racing featuring the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 winged sprints; Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 winged sprints; Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks; and the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models.

“Our schedule emphasizes fun for the entire family. There will be themes for families to get involved along with recognizing Fremont Speedway’s rich racing heritage,” said Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer.

“Of course we will still do the kids trophies each week and thanks to the Tackle Box 2 give away a bicycle each week. We will continue to offer low food prices and kids 10 and under still get in free each week. Racing is a fantastic family experience and much more affordable than most people think,” added Shelly Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Also new in 2018, the winged 410 sprints will compete weekly for $3,000 or more to win.

“We will have a few $5,000 to win events and the Jim Ford Classic weekend will have a special purse as well,” said Rich Farmer.

The track, which began racing in 1951 in the historic Sandusky County Fairgrounds in Fremont, Ohio, will kick off the season Saturday, April 14. Some of the season highlights are:

- 10 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistic events and 7 JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro races.

- 2 nights of nothing but open real racing. The first is Saturday, May 5 featuring the winged 410 sprints, the 305 verses 360 sprint challenge and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprints. The second Open Wheel Shootout is scheduled for Saturday, June 30 with the FAST 410 and FAST 305 sprints and the NRA 360 sprints.

- The American Ethanol Late Model Series will make it’s first ever Fremont Speedway appearance on Saturday, May 12.

- The Annual Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame Night will be Saturday, June 2. Prior to the night’s racing the Class of 2018 will be inducted into the hall of fame. Free camping is also available this night.

- Boss comes back for the second visit to Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 16. Fans will also get the opportunity meet many of the drivers during an autograph session.

- The popular King of the Hill challenges will take place on Saturday, July 28.

- Once again sprint cars will compete during the Sandusky County Fair. The FAST 305 series will compete Tuesday, Aug. 21.

- The 11th Annual Jim Ford Classic will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15. Friday will be the FAST 410 championship night and Saturday will be the FAST 305 championship battle. The weekend will include free music in the campground, a tournament of games to raise money for area charities and the queen’s contest. The weekend will be co-sanctioned by the new BOSS winged sprint car series.

Fremont Speedway 2018 Schedule

Saturday, April 14 - NAPA Auto Parts Night: 410 sprints; 305 sprints, trucks, late models. Community Night – if fans bring in a receipt from one of the track’s marketing partners (billboard sponsors, night sponsors) showing a purchase within a week of opening night they will get $2 off general admission ticket to the night’s races. Also, all first responders – police, firefighters, EMTs, etc. – will get into the races free.

Saturday, April 21 – Smith Family Food Night: FAST 410 sprints; 305 sprints; trucks, late models. Mascot Night with area business mascots in attendance.

Saturday, May 5 – Amerigas Propane Open Wheel Shootout Night: FAST 410 sprints; FAST 305 sprints/360 sprint challenge; BOSS non-wing sprints; Fan with a Can Night – fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank

Saturday, May 12 – Fremont Federal Credit Union Night: American Ethanol Late Model Series; 305 sprints; trucks. Race Into Summer Night – all students in grades K-12 in Sandusky County school receive a free admission.

Saturday, May 19 – Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Night: 410 sprints; 305 sprints, trucks, late models; Armed Forces Night – any military member past or present with proper military ID gets in free gets into the night’s racing for just $5.

Saturday, May 26 – American Power Sports Night: FAST 410 sprints ($5,000 to win); FAST 305 sprints; trucks; late models

Saturday, June 2 – Vision Quest Night: Hall of Fame inductions prior to the night’s racing; FAST 410 sprints; 305 sprints; trucks; late models; vintage cars; Free camping

Saturday, June 9 – Kistler Engines Night: 410 sprints; 305 sprints; trucks; late models; Fan Favorite Night – fans will vote on their favorite driver with the winner taking home a pickup truck load of racing products

Saturday, June 16 – Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night: BOSS non-wing sprints; FAST 305 sprints; trucks; late models; Meet the Drivers Night autograph session

Saturday, June 30 – Willies Sales and Service Open Wheel Shootout Night: FAST 410 sprints; FAST 305 sprints; NRA 360 sprints

Saturday, July 7 – Crown Battery Night: FAST 410 sprints; 305 sprints; trucks, late models; Dash for Cash presented by Crown Battery

Saturday, July 21 – Kear’s Speed Shop Night: FAST 410 sprints; 305 sprints; trucks; late models; Throw Back Night – fans are encouraged to wear their oldest racing t-shirts.

Saturday, July 28 – Baumann Auto Group Night: 410 sprints; FAST 305 sprints; trucks; late models. King of the Hill match races

Saturday, Aug. 4 – Finish Line Fuels Night; FAST 410 sprints; 305 sprints; trucks; late models; Family Fun Night – special family admission/food packages

Tuesday, Aug. 21 – Roots Poultry Night: FAST 305 sprints and vintage cars

Saturday, Aug. 25 – Redline Equipment Night: NTPA Tractor Pull

Saturday, Sept. 8 – Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night: FAST 410 sprints; 305 sprints; trucks; late models; Salute to Champions – all former track champions invited back to the speedway.

Sunday, Sept. 9 – Johnny Auxter Days with vintage racing

Friday, Sept. 14 – 11th Annual Jim Ford Classic presented by All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads: FAST 410 championship; 305 sprints; late models. Camper party after the races

Saturday, Sept. 15 – 11th Annual Jim Ford Classic presented by JLH General Contractor: 410 sprints; FAST 305 championship; trucks; Charity game tournament in the morning along with auctions; 2019 Fremont Speedway queens contest; live music following racing.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

 

 

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY & S&S SPEEDWAYS JOIN 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT

The event staff of the Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to add the finishing touches on what will be another great event coming together as the past, present and future of auto racing joins forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready to go when the doors of the Phillipsburg Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show on opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue its week long run through Saturday night, March 10th.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The week long show continues to be FREE of charge to the Mall traffic and the 2018 edition of the show will be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Along with lead sponsor Quaker Steak & Lube, the newest edition to the list of great sponsors for the popular show is the Denise and Randy Smith promoted Hamlin Speedway. Located in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the Hamlin Speedway was resurrected from a dormant state thirteen years ago by the Smith Family and with a solid working staff have transformed the facility into a show place for seven divisions of racing every Saturday night that features a solid roster of some of the most talented driving stars who are beginning to make their mark in the world of motorsports. The excitement and wheel to wheel racing action at Hamlin has made the speedway one of the top entertainment values in the country today for small car division racing. The Hamlin Speedway is a must see and do for great family fun and all at affordable pricing at the "Pearl of the Poconos."

The new schedule for the upcoming season is now in place and offers a well-rounded cross section for all of the speedway divisions to be highlighted during the 2018 racing season. Contact the speedway today at: 570 420 5500 or check out their newly designed website at: www.hamlinspeed.com Don't forget when you are looking for something fun and exciting to do, try the S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts for some honest to goodness fender to fender and paint trading fun with a gang of your friends. Party rentals are available and the excitement of stomping the throttle and dicing it out with your friends will have you coming back time and again for more of the intense racing action. Check it out on the web at: www.SSSpeedways.com

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. In place thus far is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. Contact IRCO at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, home of the Stage One Modifieds, can be reached at: 610-462-4302 or at: www.smithfabrications.com Premio Foods offer a great line of Sausage Products. Visit their website at: www.premiofoods.com. Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop is located at 102 Commerce Way in Stockertown and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or: www.alexstire.com. Adams Brother Used Auto Parts can be reached at: 610-264-4411. Jeff's Automotive is located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton and the number to reach them is: 610-253-6565 or visit their website at: www.jeffsautomotive.com JPA Masonry can be reached at: 570-839-9656 or: info@jpamasonry.com Upstate Auto based in New York can be reached at: 518-537-2277 or: www.upstateautoinc.com

APS Powder Coating can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or apspowdercoating@gmail.com

Smitty's Collision Center can be reached at: 610-258-5297 or: www.smittyofpalmer.com

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. MiBest Collectibles, Friends of Nazareth, Snyder Photos and Snyder Videos and Greg Collins will have photos and collectibles for purchase.

Entries are now accepted to display at the Eleventh Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or at: steveswp@ptd.net Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2018 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive, Upstate Auto Sales and Huston’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Bill Tanzosh with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting the Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop, Smitty’s Collision Center and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Drag Racing Night featuring current and past facilities

Tuesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Dean Auto Sport presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: West End, Keystone, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and more

Wednesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, JPA Masonry and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 8- (6:30)- Penn Jersey Supermarkets and Gardner’s Auto Service presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond, Mahoning and Evergreen Speedways

Friday - March 9 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – APS Powder coating, ARM Automotive and Ralph’s Radiator presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Bobby Rossell with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (7:00 PM)- Martocci Automotive, R&T International Muffler and Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, Vintage ¾ Midgets, Midgets, Action Track, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, 305, 358,360 and 410 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 10 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special Tribute to All Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & all Speedways with interview and autograph sessions and the Presentation of the “Tas” Awards (Ray Liss, Harry Dee, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Osmun)

IRCO is a nightly sponsor for all events. Charitable Organization is St John’s Angels

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

GW Racing Ready To Embark on Full Slate in 2018

(Petersen Media)- Debuting at the end of the 2017 season in a couple of 305ci and 360ci races, GW Racing is set for a busy 2018 schedule that will see the team work with a handful of drivers competing up and down California with the Western States Race Saver 305’s.

“As a team owner it is really exciting to see all the hard work come to life,” GW Racing’s Tim Williams said. “The 305 class in California has really made leaps and bounds over the last few years, and I am excited to be a big part of the series in 2018 with drivers like 2017 IMCA Race Saver National Champion, Marcus Thomas, Jacob Pacheco, and Eric Correia, just to name a few. It’s a nice mix of veterans and new comers, so it should be a fun season.”

Getting a good chunk of races with GW Racing in 2018 will be Jacob Pacheco. Running a bit of Ultra 4 Series Off Road Racing the last six years, and having immense success, Pacheco has teamed up with Williams to get back to his roots on dirt ovals.

“I have never had the chance to run a sprint car, but I have ran Micro’s and Karts in the past and I am really looking forward to a new challenge in 2018,” Pacheco noted. “We have put together an eight race schedule so far and I cannot be more excited. I have to thank Tim Williams for this opportunity as well as all of my friends and family for their continued support.”

GW Racing will kick the season off on February 24th in Marysville, CA during the annual Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial, and it will be Pachecho behind the wheel that night. The team is also expected to make stops in Bakersfield, CA, Hanford, CA, Tulare, CA, Watsonville, CA, and Santa Maria, CA periodically through the 2018 season.

A big event that has GW Racing as the entire 305 division excited in 2018 is a date at Las Vegas Dirt Track in Las Vegas, NV on September 13th as the series will share the spotlight with the K&N West Series on the dirt half mile.

GW Racing is geared up to have both Thomas and Pacheco in attendance for the marquee event.

“I really cannot wait to get going,” Williams added. “The way it worked last year, we got going just as the season came to an end, so this offseason has been long. A good thing about the offseason though is we were fortunate to pick up a couple additional partners that will help with our 2018 plans.”

Taking part in the GW Racing debut back in October of 2017, Marcus Thomas will once again compete with GW Racing in 2018 as he is tentatively scheduled to return to Keller Auto Speedway on two occasions in October, as well as compete in the aforementioned event in Las Vegas, NV.

“Last year I was fortunate enough to get to know Tim Williams, and had the opportunity to run his car in California in October,” Marcus Thomas said. “It is some of the nicest equipment I have ever had the chance to drive, and I am looking forward to working with him again this year. It looks like we will be in Hanford, CA a couple of times, and in Las Vegas, NV as well and I can’t wait to give it another go.”

With a few open weekends still available to run the GWR No. 95 machine, interested parties can reach Tim Williams at 916-910-5064 or via email at gwracing95@gmail.com.

ON TAP: GWR will kick of the 2018 season on February 24th in Marysville, CA with Jacob Pacheco behind the wheel.

STAY CONNECTED: Follow along with GW Racing on Instagram by following @gwracing_95.

 

 

Max Stambaugh will return to Florida for Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, Ohio (February 12, 2018) - Despite already making the trek to Florida once from his Elida, Ohio, home, “Mad Max” Stambaugh is about to do it again, this time joining a field of 360 cubic inch sprint cars for the 42nd Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park just outside of Tampa. Stambaugh will pilot the Terry Busche-owned, No. 16 sprinter during his East Bay visit.

Sprint car action at East Bay Raceway Park will begin on Wednesday evening, February 14, with an open practice session, followed by three consecutive nights of competition on Thursday through Saturday, February 15-17. Preliminary action on Thursday and Friday will award $2,000 top prizes, all capped off with the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, February 17 - the Ronald Laney Memorial.

Stambaugh will enter his first-ever Winternationals campaign fresh off of five starts with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park between February 1-8. The 2017 All Star Circuit of Champions “Rookie of the Year” highlighted his five race stretch with a 14th place performance at Bubba Raceway Park. Stambaugh earned main event starts during three of the five contested events.

“I’m proud of what my team was able to accomplish with the All Stars in Florida. I have a few people in line to help me here and there, but for the most part it’s only going to be David Diller and I,” Stambaugh explained, pilot of the Biggies Coast to Coast/No. 5M. “This is my own deal. We were up against some loaded fields in Florida. We were smart with our equipment and qualified for all three nights at Bubba Raceway Park. I think we were a little underpowered at Volusia, but we still had fun. I’m excited to get back to Florida this weekend.”

Those interested in developing a marketing partnership with Max Stambaugh should contact him immediately at mad.max5@hotmail.com.

SPECIAL THANKS:

Max Stambaugh would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Lima Cadillac Chevrolet, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook.

STATS:

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors. Earned 13 top-ten finishes in 40 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year fourth in All Star driver standings.

2018 Highlights: Qualified for three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

 

 

Danny Dietrich records trio of All Star top-tens during action in Florida

Lincoln “Icebreaker” on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 12, 2018) - Like many of the nation’s elite, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich kicked-off his 2018 campaign with a trip to the Sunshine State, entering a mixed schedule of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park between February 1-11.

Despite his schedule cut short due to motor issues, Dietrich entered six events during his Florida campaign - five with the All Stars and one with the World of Outlaws - earning a trio of top-ten performances against the All Star Circuit of Champions. The 2017 Central PA Sprint Series presented by Hoseheads.com champion highlighted his trip with a seventh place finish on Wednesday, February 7, at Volusia Speedway Park, earning his spot in the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win, All Star program by finishing second during his respective heat race.

“Despite a motor issue at the end of the second week, I think we had a really good trip,” Danny Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48, explained. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication to make this trip successful. It’s not easy going to Florida and racing with that level of competition. It’s always a tough group of cars. To leave Florida with three top-tens says a lot. Maybe we were in position to do a little bit better, but we’ll take this and run with it.”

Danny Dietrich will continue his 2018 campaign with the annual Pennsylvania lidlifter; the “Icebreaker 30” at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday, February 24. The afternoon program will award a $4,000 top prize, officially kicking-off the Pennsylvania sprint car season. If weather becomes a factor, the event will move to Sunday, February 25.

Dietrich is the defending “Icebreaker 30” champion at Lincoln Speedway, his first of seven victories in the Pigeon Hills.

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, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

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

STATS:

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway x7 including Icebreaker 30, Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900, Fallen Firefighters Night worth $5,000, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity Race worth $4,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Lebanon Valley Speedway worth $7,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Williams Grove Speedway; Labor Day Classic victory worth $4,000 on September 4; Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21; “Run What You Brung” at Williams Grove Speedway)

2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, highlighted by a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park.

2018 Wins: N/A

 

 

Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports debut 2018 schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (February 12, 2018) - It will be “business as usual” for Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports in 2018, debuting a racing schedule comprised of 76 events stretched throughout much of Central Pennsylvania. Kicking-off the season with the annual “Icebreaker 30” at Lincoln Speedway, Haas and car owner, John Trone, molded their upcoming plans around regular action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, all while mixing in occasional visits to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” and BAPS Motor Speedway.

“We’re pretty excited about the new year,” Haas explained, pilot of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports, Eagle Steel and Trone Outdoor Advertising-backed, No. 39. “It’s pretty much ‘business as usual’ for us this year, but we went ahead and mixed in some visits to Port Royal Speedway - more than last year. Things have been pretty busy in the shop. The ‘Icebreaker 30’ at Lincoln [Speedway] is pretty good at sneaking up on us. We’ll be ready.”

In addition, Haas, who finished tenth in the final Central PA Sprint Series presented by Hoseheads.com championship standings in 2017, will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for a combined 16 starts in 2018. The York native earned top-five performances against each of the traveling series in 2017, all highlighted with a podium run against Tony Stewart’s All Stars at Lincoln Speedway, and a fifth place finish against the Greatest Show On Dirt during one of two National Open preliminaries at Williams Grove Speedway.

“We have the potential to make a lot of noise, and we’ve proved that. John Trone gives us the equipment necessary to be competitive. We just have to put it all together,” Haas continued. “I can’t thank my team and my family enough for their hard work and support over the years. We’re due for a few wins so I think that’s number one on our agenda.”

Trone Outdoor Motorsports 2018 Calendar:

Date

Track

Description

Feb. 24

Lincoln

Icebreaker

March 3rd

Lincoln


 

10th

Lincoln


 

11th

Williams Grove


 

16th

Williams Grove


 

17th

Lincoln


 

23rd

Williams Grove


 

24th

Lincoln


 

30th

Williams Grove

YB

31st

Lincoln

Sp. Championship

April 6th

Williams Grove

YB

7th

Lincoln


 

8th

BAPS


 

13th

Williams Grove

All Stars

14th

Port Royal

All Stars

20th

Williams Grove


 

21st

Port Royal

(Reg Show)

27th

Williams Grove

YB

28th

Lincoln

Weldon Sterner

May 4th

Williams Grove


 

5th

Lincoln


 

6th

BAPS


 

11th

Williams Grove

Woo Tuneup

12th

Lincoln


 

16th  Wed.

Lincoln

Woo

18th

Williams Grove

Woo

19th

Williams Grove

Woo

25th

Williams Grove

Walt Dyer

26th

Port Royal

Weikert Memorial

27th

Port Royal

Weikert Memorial

June 1st

Williams Grove

YB

2nd

Lincoln


 

7th Thur.

BAPS


 

8th

Williams Grove


 

9th

Lincoln


 

15th

Williams Grove


 

16th

Lincoln


 

22nd

Williams Grove


 

23rd

Lincoln


 

29th

Williams Grove

Speedweek

30th

Lincoln

Speedweek

July 2nd Mon.

Lincoln

Speedweek

4th

Port Royal

Speedweek

6th

Williams Grove

Speedweek

7th

Port Royal

Speedweek

13th

Williams Grove

Woo Tuneup

14th

Lincoln


 

15th

BAPS


 

20th

Williams Grove

Woo

21st

Williams Grove

Woo

27th

Williams Grove


 

28th

Port Royal

Dream Race

Aug. 3rd

Williams Grove

YB

4th

Lincoln


 

17th

Williams Grove


 

18th

Lincoln


 

24th

Williams Grove

All Stars/Twin 20's

25th

Lincoln

All Stars

26th

BAPS

All Stars

31st

Williams Grove

Hamilton Tribute

Sep. 1st

Lincoln


 

2nd  Sun.

Williams Grove

Kimmel Mem.

7th

Port Royal

Tusc. 50

8h

Port Royal

Tusc. 50

14th

Williams Grove

Dirt Classic Qualifier

20th

BAPS


 

21st

Williams Grove

Woo Tuneup

22nd

Lincoln

Dirt Classic

28th

Williams Grove

Woo

29th

Williams Grove

Woo

Oct. 5th

Williams Grove


 

6th

Lincoln


 

13th

BAPS


 

20th

Port Royal


 

26th

Port Royal

Woo

27th

Port Royal

Woo


 

SPECIAL THANKS:

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

SOCIAL MEDIA:

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

STATS:

2018 Highlights: N/A

2018 Wins: N/A

 

 

Brent Marks hard charges to a top-ten during opening weekend with World of Outlaws

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (February 12, 2018) - Kicking-off his second, full season on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks joined the Greatest Show On Dirt at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park for the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals on February 9-11.

During three nights of competition, Marks accumulated one top-ten finish, hard charging 15 positions from the inside of row 13 to finish tenth, officially. The other two nights of competition resulted in a 14th place finish and an unfortunate DNF; the result of a hard crash during Sunday night’s Last Chance Showdown. Marks walked away unharmed.

Before beginning his second World of Outlaws season, Marks joined the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 at Volusia Speedway Park, also during the 47th running of the DIRTcar Nationals. In two All Star starts, Marks finished eighth and 15th.

“Not the ideal way to start the season, but we’ll take these results and move forward,” Brent Marks said, who pilots the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19. “We showed everyone our ability to pass cars on several occasions last year, so it’s nice to back that up this year and get a hard charge during our first weekend out. All we need to do now and capitalize and earn some starting positions closer to the front. We have a long season ahead of us. We’ll use the DIRTcar Nationals as a shake-down weekend and move forward.”

Brent Marks will continue his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with a pair of events in Texas. The Myerstown, Pa., native will invade the Cotton Bowl Speedway near Paige, Texas, on Friday, February 23, followed by a stop at the LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Saturday, February 24.

SPECIAL THANKS:

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

SOCIAL MEDIA:

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

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing. 2018 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.

STATS:

2015 Wins: 3

2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park)

2017: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway, non-sanctioned) 2017 WoO Top-10s: 23 2017 WoO Top-5s: 1

2018 Wins: N/A 2018 WoO Top-Tens: 1 2018 Highlights: Earned one top-ten finish with the All Stars, as well as one top-ten with the World of Outlaws, each during DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park.

 

 

Fun in the Sun to Start 2018

Plainfield, IN Sunday February 11th, 2018- What's better than a little fun in the sun? Chad Boespflug is looking to do just that, have "fun" in the sun as he has his sights set on making his 4th consecutive AMSOIL USAC Winter Dirt Games appearance at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida February 15th - 17th. Boespflug will return to the NineEight Motorsports #98 MAXIM Chassis to begin the AMSOIL USAC National tour in Florida. Howard Law has come on board as the primary sponsor of the NineEight Motorsports #98 for the Florida USAC Winter Dirt Games events.

When asked Boespflug commented on the newly dressed MAXIM chassis that dawns the Howard Law logo on the side of the hood. - "I have grown my relationship with Marty Howard of Howard Law over the past few seasons. I am thrilled he is returning again this season as a supporting partner and happy to have Howard Law as the primary partner for the USAC Winter Dirt Games. Having spent my off season trying to regroup and rebuild for 2018 sponsorship has been one of the tougher parts of the rebuild process. Howard Law continuing their partnership and expanding is what is making this Florida trip possible, and I am thankful for the opportunity to return to Bubba Raceway Park."

Boespflug will compete in three nights of AMSOIL USAC National competition beginning Thursday February 15th. As for what is to come for him when returning to the Midwest that is still to be determined. Boespflug commented earlier this week via twitter that there are plans to run full time, but there is still a lot of planning and sponsorship to secure for him to be able to race the full USAC National schedule.

NineEight Motorsports Supporting Partners: Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

AMSOIL USAC Winter Dirt Games Schedule February 14th Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida Practice February 15th Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida Night 1 February 16th Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida Night 2 February 17th Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida Night

 

 

Placerville Speedway

Season tickets for Placerville Speedway continue to be on sale! Keep in mind a season-pass allows fans to select a reserved seat for the year and features roughly a 20% discount as opposed to buying each night separate. To allow for processing, the deadline to purchase with a reserved seat is March 1.

A season-pass is good for all races except the World of Outlaws event. If you would like to become a Placerville Speedway season ticket holder fill out the form https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/33a199_712d893668d94b99ac89af37755f04fa.pdf and mail in. A seating chart is available at www.placervillespeedway.com

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Placerville Speedway 2018 Schedule

March 17, 2018 - Test and Tune
March 21, 2018 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC Western Midgets | Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown
March 24, 2018 - Points Race #1: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | Student Night
March 31, 2018 - Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, Midget Lites | SCCT Opener

April 7, 2018 - Points Race #2: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Trucks | First Responders Night
April 21, 2018 - Points Race #3: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites, Vintage Hardtops | 15th Annual Tribute to Al Hinds
April 28, 2018 - Points Race #4: C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars

May 5, 2018 - Points Race #5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Law Enforcement - Big Trophy Night
May 12, 2018 - Mother’s Day Weekend (NO RACES)
May 19, 2018 - Points Race #6: IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Vintage Hardtops | Tilford Tribute

June 2, 2018 - Points Race #7: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Dads & Grads Night
June 9, 2018 - Points Race #8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night
June 17, 2018 - El Dorado County Fair (NO RACES)
June 23, 2018 - Points Race #9: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks | The Carnett Clash
June 30, 2018 - King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards | Salute to the Fans

July 4, 2018 - Points Race #10: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks
July 14, 2018 - Points Race #11: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | Mtn. Democrat Bike Night
July 21, 2018 - Points Race #12: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks
July 28, 2018 - King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Midget Lites, Vintage Hardtops | Summer Nationals

August 4, 2018 - Points Race #13: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints, Midget lites | Military Night
August 11, 2018 - Points Race #14: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Wingless Spec Sprints | Vintage T-shirt Night
August 18, 2018 - Points Race #15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | 13th Annual Mark Forni Classic
August 25, 2018- Points Race 16: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midgets, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Trucks

September 15, 2018 - Points Race #17: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Ladies Night
September 21, 2018 –Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout
September 22, 2018 –Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout
September 29, 2018 - MLM Motorsports Tractor-Truck Pulls

November 17, 2018 - Night of Champions Awards Banquet

December 15, 2018 - Annual Racers Swap Meet

 

 

Wingless Sprint Series Hosts Thirteen Races In 2018

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy Of Ann Hill Photography) Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Winlgess Sprint Series enters it’s third year of competition in 2018. The last two seasons Rob Lindsey has managed to best the field in the points table and is seeking his third straight championship. The upcoming schedule will feature thirteen races, over the months of April to September, at six different facilities in Oregon and Washington.

Cottage Grove Speedway will see the lion’s share of the events with four visits including the July 7th Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals. Grays Harbor Raceway, the only Washington track for the tour this year, will have three shows at the mighty 3/8-mile clay oval.

Both Willamette Speedway and Madras Speedway feature a pair of trips to each respectable track while Sunset Speedway Park and Coos Bay Speedway have just one race each. The September 1st date at Coos Bay will be the final race of the schedule and is sure to be a thriller.

Be sure and visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories, news, points, and more regarding the Wingless Sprint Series. Also, check out the series on Facebook by visiting “Wingless Sprint Series” or “Northwest Wingless Tour” and clicking “Like”.

2018 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule: April 21st-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon May 5th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon May 19th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon May 26th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington June 9th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington June 16th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon June 23rd-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon July 7th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals July 21st-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon August 4th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington August 11th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Open Wheel Frenzy August 18th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon-Open Wheel Spectacular September 1st-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Ironman Challenge

2018 Wingless Sprint Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners: Walker Racing Development (Fast Time Award) Lynch Pro-Formance Products Speedmart Inc. (Hardcharger Award) Herz Precision Parts

Wingless Sprint Series All-Time Win List: Rob Lindsey-7 Lance Hallmark-4 Kyle Miller Lindsay Barney-3 Gary Lynch-2 Cooper Desbiens- 1 Wayne Van Raden

Former Wingless Sprint Series Champions: 2016- Rob Lindsey 2017- Rob Lindsey

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing officials have confirmed that long-time sponsor 1-800-RADIATOR & AC will continue to support the series during the 2018 season.

1-800-Radiator & AC, one of the largest franchised automotive parts distributors in North America, will join the Must See Racing / Speed Sport MAVTV national television programming package as an in-car camera and driver showcase sponsor at select events in 2018.

Additionally, event announcer recognition and brand showcasing on MSR race cars, winner’s circle board, website and souvenir program are a part of the marketing partnership.

1-800-Radiator & A/C has more than 200 franchisee-owned locations across the U.S. and Canada. The company distributes radiators, condensers, air conditioning parts, fan assemblies and fuel pumps -- and related parts -- with same-day delivery in-stock rates higher than 90 percent across most part categories and 99 percent fill rates on most parts one day away.

The company was acquired by Driven Brands, based in Charlotte, N.C., in June of 2015 and is one of several automotive brand names under the Driven umbrella, including MAACO, Meineke Car Care Centers, Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops, Econo Lube & Tune, Pro Oil, AutoQual, Aero-Colours and Drive N Style.

Marvin Beasley, who operates the 1-800-Radiator & AC franchise at 3190 Old Farm Lane in Walled Lake, Mich., is also the car owner and crew chief for his son, long-time Must See Racing driver Ike Beasley.

Beasley is excited to see the company extend and grow their support of the series for 2018.

“The synergy between the missions of 1-800-Radiator & A/C and Must See Racing is amazing," said Beasley. "We both believe in providing value that cannot be duplicated by our competition and we are passionate about serving our customers and stake holders. Jim and Nancy Hanks commitment to providing race fans the best value for their entertainment dollar matches the commitment that 1-800-Radiator & A/C brings to serving our auto parts customers."

"We are proud to be associated with such great people and the opportunity to share some excitement with our fantastic customers.”

“We share business values and customer service principles with the leaders and management at 1-800 Radiator & AC,” added Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “We are proud to represent and showcase their successful history, outstanding service record and first class national identity in the automotive industry supplying parts for cars across the country. Our brand of entertainment is a perfect match with their delivery rates -- fast. We look forward to growing this partnership with them throughout the upcoming season.”

For more information on 1-800 Radiator & AC, visit them on the web at www.1800radiator.com.

For more information on Must See Racing, including additional sponsor announcements, team and driver news and series information, visit the series website at www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (February 9, 2018) - Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Dirt will make a much-anticipated return to Berlin Raceway on Saturday, September 29th.

Last year, Berlin Raceway hosted the SOD season finale, the COMP Cams Great Lakes Sprint Car Classic. Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry drove his Lane Racing #4 to the win over Ryan Ruhl and Jordan Ryan before a huge, enthusiastic crowd.

This year’s race will once again bring the curtain down on the SOD season and will be its fourth race at the storied raceway. Besides last year’s event, SOD also raced at Berlin in 2013 and 2014.

Berlin Raceway, renown and respected in the pavement racing world, has proven that it has mastered the challenge of creating a temporary dirt track; last year’s surface produced competitive racing, withstanding the assault of a large field of sprint cars, late models, and modifieds. SOD has used its “beyond limits” format to become the most recognized and respected regional sprint car series anywhere. Together, the two oval track leaders promise to make this year’s race an event fans won’t want to miss.

Read about Berlin Raceway at www.berlinraceway.com and follow Berlin Raceway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wherespeedbelongs.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor)

Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

SOD contingency sponsor partners include:

Allstar Performance

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises

BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products

Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions

Racing Optics

Rod End Supply

Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products

Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Stars head back to Heartland

As the hectic month of February continues the All Star Series heads back to Heartland Raceway for RD8 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Saturday 10th February. Holding the second round their back in November drivers are keen to get back to the big almost half mile complex. The wide open track is always popular amongst the teams and this weekend will be no exception.

“We have a fantastic car count with nearly 30 cars nominated. Paul Solomon took out the feature last November and wants to double up again this weekend, and with the points getting really serious now it is even more important to all the top teams. Caruso still holds a marginal lead of 43 points from Paul Solomon and Chris Solomon in 3rd only 3 points behind his brother. ” Mandy Searle said.

It is the last long drive for all the South Australian teams before they get to run closer to home for the next 3 shows. Crossing the Victorian border again will be Mark Caruso’s SA33, Dan Evans SA77, Jarman Dalitz SA95, Cody Atkins SA69, young guns Jacko Gartner SA16 & Ben Gartner’s SA32, newcomer SA38 Lachlan McDonough and young female racer Cheian Perrett’s SA98. An impressive effort from the South Aussie teams.

Brenten Farrer’s V34 is back in form after winning at Horsham last weekend. Farrer is another that loves the Heartland track and would love to make this his third A Main win for the season. Locky picked up a podium last weekend finishing 2nd and would dearly love to get another A Main win and in doing so he would tie with Tony Moule as the driver to win the most A mains in the history of the Series. Hard charging Brayden Parr’s V77 is back with the series as is V6 Eddie Lumbar & V64 ‘Buzzard’ Aldersley. Throw in Tancredi, Moule, Campbell and all the series regulars the racing will be hard and fast as always.

Racing from 6.00pm Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW

 

 

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SET FOR MARCH 4-10 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL SCHEDULE CONFIRMED, ST JOHN'S ANGLES ADDED

The tentative schedule for the popular eleventh edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is now confirmed for 2018. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set or Sunday, March 4th with a salute to all of the racetracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway and the Dorney Park Speedway. Highlighting opening day will be a special tribute to Two time Modified Champion Bill Tanzosh, a bonafide hometown hero who also captured two Sportsman titles at Nazareth along with one title at Orange County.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. In announcing the tentative schedule, show organizer Bob Miller stated, "We have enjoyed a great run in Phillipsburg with this show and the schedule features each day of the show focusing on another segment of the local racing community. We have worked out an exciting and diverse schedule aimed at being fan, driver, sponsor and organization friendly and once again look forward to a great show in Phillipsburg." Miller further added, "With this being our eleventh year of doing this show, the solid support from the sponsors, fans, all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways has made the event a special occasion for all of us involved with the production of this great show."

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the annual event. The Lube's signature dish is now its fabulous chicken wings and the wide variety of sauces used to season them. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is pleased to announce its support of Saint John's Angels, a Phillipsburg based American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team. Team members will be present throughout the duration of the week long show selling baked goods and purple ribbon-branded Relay for Life merchandise in support of their participation in the Phillipsburg area's Relay for Life event to be held Saturday, May 19th. This annual event will be held at the Phillipsburg Athletic Complex located on Stateliner Boulevard at the new Phillipsburg High School. The Saint John's Angels team has participated in this long-standing event since 2003.

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The ten previous shows have brought race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space and highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming eleventh edition of the show.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Nazareth, Reading and Harmony will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. The show has remained FREE to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eleven years ago.

The Dirst Track Heroes Show will once again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via the website at TOTHILL98@aol.com or you may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2018 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at 1:00) - Jeff's Automotive, Upstate Auto Sales and Huston's Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Bill Tanzosh with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting the Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 5 - (6:30 PM) - Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop, Smitty's Collision Center and Murante's Auto Repair presents Drag Racing Night featuring current and past facilities

Tuesday- March 6 - (6:30 PM) Adam's Brothers Used Auto Parts and Dean Auto Sport presents the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: West End, Keystone, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and more.

Wednesday- March 7 - (6:30 PM) - Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, JPA Masonry and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway.

Thursday- March 8- (6:30)- Penn Jersey Supermarkets and Gardner's Auto Service presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond, Mahoning and Evergreen Speedways

Friday - March 9 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - APS Powder coating, ARM Automotive and Ralph's Radiator presents Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" honoring Grand Marshal Bobby Rossell with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (7:00 PM)- Martocci Automotive, R&T International Muffler and Carl's Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, Vintage ¾ Midgets, Midgets, Action Track, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, 305, 358,360 and 410 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 10 - (1:00) --Premio Foods and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special Tribute to All Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & all Speedways with interview and autograph sessions and the Presentation of the "Tas" Awards (Ray Liss, Harry Dee, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Osmun)

IRCO is a nightly sponsor for all events. Charitable Organization is St John's Angels Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. *Schedule subject to change

 

 

Wilson Eyeing Successful DIRTcar Nationals to Open Third Straight Season With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Feb. 8, 2018) - Greg Wilson is embarking upon his third consecutive season on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour when it kicks off the 2018 campaign this week in Florida.

The Hercules Tires backed team will race Friday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville during the famed DIRTcar Nationals.

"Volusia Speedway Park is a fast, half-mile oval that requires two things to be successful," he said. "First, your car has to be setup right and you can't have any failures. And second, it's a momentum track so you have to make good decisions because one hiccup will cost you a lot of ground."

Wilson's best performance at the track came in 2006 when he placed seventh and 10th, respectively, during a pair of races. After several seasons of mixed results, Wilson has gained on his program at Volusia Speedway Park the last two years.

"Qualifying is key to setting yourself up for success at every World of Outlaws show so we'll need to time in well this week," he said. "Our team has worked extremely hard this offseason to prepare for a grueling season on the road. There aren't many off nights and there isn't much downtime. Getting off to a strong start with three good nights of racing at Volusia would be a big boost for our team."

Wilson has been knocking on the door of finishing in the top 10 of the World of Outlaws championship standings each of the last two years. He has increased his number of top fives per season each of the last four years and his top 10s earned each season for three straight years.

"We're proud to continue to build our team with Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels as primary partners," he said. "Our team continues to get better each year and I feel confident that 2018 will be our best season yet. I'm grateful for all of our marketing partners and fans who support us. We work diligently toward consistent success and our marketing partners, fans and families are an integral part."

UP NEXT -

Friday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hercules Tires

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

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

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

 

 

South West Conveyancing Tyson Perez Memorial supported by GT Bobcat.

With the 8th annual Spud Show running at the end of February we are very pleased to announce that South West Conveyancing have come on board as a corporate sponsor. “Tania Jasper & Alistair McKean are new sponsors to the All Stars and we are very happy to have them join us. Their generosity towards speedway racing is amazing with the number of race teams they support and recently as naming rights sponsor for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. With the withdrawal of Lucas Oil from Australia mid last year it left us looking for another company to support the Spud show and South West Conveyancing has helped out with this.” Promoter Mandy Searle said. “Long time sponsor GT Bobcat has supported this show for many years now and we couldn’t be happier to have them back again this year also. GT & Tracy Douglass have been with us since we moved the Spud show to the Mount and again we cannot thank them enough for the support.”

The date is later in February this year being the 24th. “With Mt.Gambier holding the Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at the end of January they asked if we could move our normally early February show till later in the month. The work load on all the volunteers of the club was enormous so a couple of weeks off suited them better. We were only too happy to work with them. Searle also says.

With $3000 on offer again for the win this show is a must attend for 360 teams so make sure you lock it in your calendar. February 24th, Tyson Perez Memorial, Mt Gambier Speedway.

 

 

DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE JOINS THE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES AS THE HEADLINE SPONSOR FOR THE 2018 SEASON

FELTON, DE

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

With an exciting and diverse schedule on tap for the 2018 season, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series is excited to announce that the Delaware Auto Exchange has signed on to be the title sponsor for the upcoming season.

“When I went to MASS’ last race at Georgetown Speedway late last October, I was impressed with the positive atmosphere and family-like vibe that I experienced walking through the pits that night,” President of DEA, CJ Faison explained. “Looking to get into racing again myself, I decided that night that I wanted to be a part of this group not only as a driver, but as a sponsor as well”.

Very into Social Media marketing himself, Faison said he was “impressed” with the marketing strategies that the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series utilized, and found that he operated the Delaware Auto Exchange on a similar basis, stating that “social media is the present and will continue into the future,” and that he saw the potential to not only grow the Delaware Auto Exchange’s business by teaming up with MASS, but with his experience and background, he wants to help make the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series the “premier division that it deserves to be recognized as”.

The Delaware Auto Exchange is a household name in the Delmarva area, as they are acknowledged as one of largest auto auctions on the Eastern Shore. This public and dealer auto auction has been independently owned since 1996, and recently after twenty years of hard work and leadership, CEO Ron Faison named his twenty-four-year-old son, CJ Faison, President of the company.

“I hope to grow the fan-base of this division,” CJ stated. “After doing my research and after meeting people at the Motorsports Expo last month, I see great potential in bringing MASS to the next level, while promoting our company as well”.

“We are very excited to be working with the Faisons and the Delaware Auto Exchange this year,” Regional Director Eddie Wagner said. “CJ’s marketing ideas go along great with what we would like to accomplish in bringing the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series to the next level. We got a chance to spend a few days with CJ and his crew at Motorsports, and not only are we excited to have him on board as a sponsor, but we are happy to have him join us on the track as well”.

“Racing is supposed to be 110% fun to me, and I think after everything that I have ever raced in my life, that racing with MASS will definitely accomplish this for me,” Faison said. “I have always wanted to run a Sprint Car, but my family wouldn’t allow it. But now I’m able to afford it myself, so I’m going for it!”

The Delaware Auto Exchange has auctions open to the public & dealers every Thursday nights, beginning at 6:30PM. To contact DEA, call them at 1-800-608-2727, visit their website at www.delawareautoexchange.com, or check out their Facebook page Delaware Auto Exchange!

The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series presented by the Delaware Auto Exchange will kick off their season at New Egypt Speedway on Saturday, April 14th. This will be the first time the IMCA/Racesaver sanctioned 305 Sprint Cars will return to the Central New Jersey D-shaped oval since 2016, when the division was run under the Tri-State Racesaver Sprint Series (TSRS) banner.

For more information on upcoming events, race day LIVE coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and our website www.masprintseries.com.

 

 

Brian Brown – Season Kicks Off at Volusia This Week!

February 7, 2018 – The Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 kicks the season off this week at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. Tonight and tomorrow, Brian will compete with the All Star Circuit of Champions, before the World of Outlaws kick off 2018 with events Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

You haven’t always run in Florida to start the season. Why this year?

We came down last year and had a few issues. But overall, we ran really well. We were looking forward to getting back down here.

It sounded like things went well last night in your warm-up.

Our practice session went well. We were quickest in one of the sessions, so that was good. Chad (Morgan), Michael (Williams) and Dad have worked really hard all winter long. This will give us a test to see how ready we are for the season.

It has to be good to leave your Missouri winter for a while!

Any time we can leave home where it is zero degrees and come to where it’s 80, we’ll take it. We get to race too.

What does your schedule look like the next couple of months?0

We’re running this week at Volusia and then we’ll pick up with the Outlaws again in Las Vegas in March.

Brian Brown Racing Welcomes New Marketing Partners

BBR has added four new partners for 2018. “We’re really happy to announce that we’ve added some new partners,” says Brian. “Rams Racing, Fischer Body Shop, C and M Lawn and Landscaping and Clem’s Helmets are joining us and we’re really excited. We’re looking forward to letting fans know all about them!”

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com!

Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

FVP Racing - http://www.facebook.com/FVPRacing?ref=ts&fref=ts

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brian’s Bits

Brian last won his season opener on March 14, 2009 at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri. The event was actually the “Turkey Bowl” postponed from the previous November. On a daytime surface, he ran from ninth to first in his heat race. After another weather postponement, he dueled with Sean McClelland for several laps before taking command.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com

Brian says – “David and Julie Goodson have a great family there. They also make sure our trailer looks great with the graphics they provide. We’re proud to represent them.”

The goal at Impact Sign and Lighting is to make selecting the right sign and lighting for your business a simple process for you. Impact can design, create, and install virtually any type of sign on awnings, poles, buildings and much more including racecars, of course! They will work with you from conception to completion and make sure you are completely satisfied. We'll give you personalized service, expert consultation, quick turnarounds, and reasonable pricing. Impact Sign and Lighting are responsible for the graphics on the Brian Brown Racing #21. Visit them on the web at www.Impact4800.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and have a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Visit them online at www.LincolnElectric.com!

Impact Signs - Custom Signs & Vehicle Wraps for Columbia ... www.impact4800.com Custom Signs, Awnings, & Vehicle Wraps. Impact Signs proudly serves Columbia & Sedalia MO

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C and M lawn and landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem’s Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway kicks-off season with a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series two-step on March 9 and 10

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – February 7, 2018…It’s become an annual tradition to open the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and that is once again the case this year, with the “Greatest Show on Dirt” set for a double dose of action on March 9 and 10.

This season marks the 15th overall year that Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare hosts the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The inaugural event occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana scored the victory over Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and local favorite Jason Meyers of Clovis. Last season saw Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel and Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz pick off wins respectively.

Also competing both nights in March will be the Wingless Sprints of the USAC West Coast 360 Series. Along with the March weekend the tour is also set to compete at the Thunderbowl during both nights of the Peter Murphy Classic in May, as well as the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial on June 2. Last season Jake Swanson earned a pair of wins en route to his first career USAC West Coast Series title. A full field of wingless warriors will be on hand alongside the World of Outlaws giving fans the best of both worlds.

Something new this season at the Thunderbowl will be the annual Peter Murphy Classic moving to May, with it once again held as a double header weekend. Friday May 18 will feature the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, while Saturday May 19 showcases the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series. The season-ending 25th annual Trophy Cup in October is also geared up to be the biggest weekend of racing in the history of Thunderbowl Raceway.

“We’re really excited to have the World of Outlaws return to Thunderbowl Raceway once again in March,” said track promoter Steve Faria. “When you add in the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars to the Outlaw weekend I think it gives everyone the best show possible. If you’re a Sprint Car fan it’s a weekend you want to check out. It should be a great season in Tulare and we look forward to having some major events once again with the Peter Murphy Classic moving to May and of course the 25th Trophy Cup in October.”

Tickets are on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series/ USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series weekend on March 9 and 10 and can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. All seating in the house is reserved, with grandstand tickets $45 on Friday and $50 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $40 on Friday and $45 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 and under are free.

Other highlights on the schedule this season include the USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Car Series and USAC Western Midgets on April 14, the Spring Nationals featuring KWS-NARC and the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster on April 21, plus a stand-alone event for Civil War and the All Star Modifieds on May 5. As previously noted the annual Chris and Brian Faria Memorial moves to June 2 this year and showcases KWS-NARC, the USAC West Coast Sprints and Western RaceSaver’s.

Special thanks to all our partners for making things happen at the Thunderbowl Raceway including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal Company, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more on Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway visit our brand new website www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds.

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Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway 2018 Schedule

Friday March 9: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and USAC West Coast 360 Sprints

Saturday March 10: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast 360 Sprints and Legends of Kearney Bowl

Saturday April 14: USAC-CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, Light Up the World USAC Western Midgets and Western RaceSaver Sprints

Saturday April 21: Spring Nationals- King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster and Legends of Kearney Bowl

Saturday May 5: Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, All Star Modified Tour and Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars

Friday May 18: Fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic- Elk Grove Ford 360 Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, USAC West Coast 360 Sprints and Legends of Kearney Bowl

Saturday May 19: Fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic- King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast 360 Sprints and Legends of Kearney Bowl

Saturday June 2: Chris and Brian Faria Memorial- King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast 360 Sprints and Western RaceSaver Sprints

Thursday October 18: 25th annual Trophy Cup - Winged 360 Sprint Cars Friday October 19: 25th annual Trophy Cup - Winged 360 Sprint Cars Saturday October 20: 25th annual Trophy Cup - Winged 360 Sprint Cars

 

 

SMITTY’S COLLISION CENTER SIGNS ON FOR 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

Behind the scenes, the defining details and prep work continue as the energetic Dirt Track Heroes management staff place the many pieces together for another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is edging closer to the opening day of the event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2018 with Sunday, March 4th chosen to be the lid lifter to the week long show. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track racing scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special event.

The show will once again offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube signed on with the successful show in 2015 and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since partnering with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

Joining the Dirt Track Heroes Show this year are the experts from Smitty's Collision Center and they are located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania. Smitty's has been the preferred choice of many satisfied customers throughout his many years of offering quality bodywork and expert repair work on cars and trucks. The phone number to reach them is: 610-258-5297. Collision repairs, Auto Body Repair and Painting, Air Bag Service, Alignments, Aluminum and Metal work, Anti Lock Brake Service and Repair, PPG and Dupont Paints and 24 hour towing are just a part of the many services offered at Smitty's. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 until 5 with Saturday hours of 8 until 4. Check out their website at: www.smittysofpalmer.com

Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811. The IRCO website is: www.ircocu.com Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, can be reached at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop specializes in tires for truck and cars and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or at their website: www.alexstire.com. Premio Foods will once again partner with the show for 2018 and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com.

JPA Masonry has joined the show and contact them by phone at: 570-839-9656 or through email at: info@jpamasonry.com. UpstateAuto in Germantown, New York is a new sponsor and can be reached at: 518-537-2237 or: www.upstateautoinc.com. APS Powder Coating Services has signed on for the show and can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or: apspowdercoating@gmail.com. Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts is another returning sponsor and can be reached at: 610-264-4411 or: www.adamsbrothersusedcarparts.com. Jeff's Automotive returns and can be reached at: 610-253-6565 or: www.jeffsautomotive.com. Alex's Tire is back on board and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or: www.alexstire.com

All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Reading and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Snyder Photography and Dale Snyder Video, Mike Ritter, Greg Collins Harmony and Archie Myers Harmony are back on board for the show. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Racers, 600 and 270 Sprints, Midgets, Mid-Atlantic, NEWS, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Accord, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport and Snydersville will be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display for the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or steveswp@ptd.net Space is available for race cars of all divisions, drag cars, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

 

ERIE, MI (February 7, 2018) – Lane Automotive and MSD Ignition have announced their return as the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Fast Master Award sponsors for 2018.

The popular award program was initiated last year by SOD. Track conditions typically determine when fastest qualifying times are achieved, so in an effort to “spread the wealth”, SOD decided to pay the fastest qualifier in each heat race instead of just the overall fast qualifier. Lane Automotive and MSD Ignition have teamed up to recognize these speedsters once again.

Lane Automotive is an amazing speed equipment industry phenomenon comprised of four separate divisions including Motor State Distributing, Allstar Performance, Lane Collectables, and the Lane Automotive Showroom. Lane Automotive is known the world over as a premier supplier of performance parts and accessories for racers, hot rodders, truck and off-road enthusiasts. Founded in 1964 by George Lane, the company serves customers around the world from its ultra-modern 275,000-square-foot distribution center and office complex in Watervliet, Michigan. Visit http://laneautomotive.com/ to get to know Lane Automotive.

MSD, founded forty-eight years ago, is recognized as a leading name in ignition system products, EFI products and high performance parts. MSD designs, develops, tests and assembles its entire line of ignition boxes, crank triggers, distributors, EFI systems, transmission controllers, spark plugs, coils, spark plug wires, and other performance parts from its 150,000+ square feet headquarters in El Paso, Texas, where it employs over 400 people. Read more about MSD at www.msdperformance.com.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor)

Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor)

SOD contingency sponsor partners include:

Allstar Performance

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises

BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products

Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions

Racing Optics

Rod End Supply

Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products

Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

TKS Motorsports Welcomes Neumann Brothers to Sponsorship Team

Des Moines, IA (February 7, 2018) – The TKS Motorsports #2KS is excited to announce Neumann Brothers Construction to their roster of sponsors for the 2018 season. The Troy and Tammy Renfro owned team is eager for the second full season with Austin McCarl behind the wheel, as they look to better on last season’s 3rd place finish in the Knoxville Championship Cup standings.

While this is not the first time that Neumann Brothers has been involved in sprint car racing, it is the first time that they have directly sponsored a race team. In business since 1912, Neumann Brothers is now in the third generation of family leadership and has provided quality construction services throughout their 100+ years of operations. Last year saw the company donate money and become the builder of the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower addition to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum at Knoxville Raceway and led to a partnership with TKS Motorsports.

“The superintendent of the construction of the Bryan Clauson tower is Scott Parker, who wrenches on the TKS team and through him we’ve built a relationship with Troy over the last few years,” said Chad Bunner of Neumann Brothers. “It’s such a unique sport to be a part of and you can tell that Troy and the team have their heart in the car and the track and we’re very excited to be more involved.”

Chad also stated how great it was to be joining a team with such strong sponsors; “With it being our first-time sponsoring a car, it will be really fun to see the Neumann Brothers name on the car next to a great group of companies, especially Casey’s General Stores and Don Lamberti. It’s been great working with Don and Bob Baker at the Museum to get everything together for the Clauson addition.”

Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports #2KS will kickoff their season on April 7th, at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA. Check out the new TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is thrilled to add Neumann Brothers Construction to their great and growing list of sponsors:

Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), AL Driveline, AO Designs, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Fibreworks Composites, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Butlerbuilt, Aurora Rod Ends, HRP, Parker Performance, Top Flight Wings, Slade Shock Technology, Walker Filtration Systems, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Justice Brothers, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products, Billy Bell House Moving and Gail Dielman.

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to welcome back Security Race Products/ Chris Kenner Racing Specialties as a contingency partner this season. The company will be handing out a $100 product certificate to the final finisher in the A-main at each event. To learn more about them visit http://securityrace.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Kenner-Racing-Specialties-132211796799695/

Auto Meter Inc. is also returning as a contingency partner this season with the tour. The company will be awarding a $100 product certificate at 10 events in 2018. To learn more about Auto Meter visit them online at http://www.autometer.com/

As always, to receive contingency awards with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, teams must display the individual companies decal on their car each night. Contingency sponsor packs will be available at the SCCT command center. Displaying the decals is very important to sustaining these partnerships, so we thank everyone for their support!

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

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

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards 2018 Schedule

Saturday March 31: Placerville Speedway
Saturday April 14: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Jimmy Sills Classic)
Saturday April 28: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 12: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday June 16: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA
Saturday June 30: Placerville Speedway (Salute to the Fans with King of the West-NARC)
Sunday July 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 7: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Friday September 21: Placerville Speedway (Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout)
Saturday September 22: Placerville Speedway (Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout)
Saturday October 13: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA (33rd annual Cotton Classic with King of the West-NARC)
Saturday November 3: Stockton Dirt Track (35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with King of the West-NARC)

 

 

Tyler Clem Battles Ups-And-Downs with All Stars at BRP Looks Ahead to LOLMDS Competition

St. Petersburg, Florida (02/06/18) – 15-year-old, Tyler Clem battled ups-and-downs throughout the three-day stand over the weekend with the Arctic Cat All Star Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park.

“Those guys are so tough, and you can’t give them a head start at all,” Clem noted. “I think we had a chance to get a win on Friday night, but luck wasn’t on our side with that lapped car. Despite the bad luck it was still a really good weekend for us, and we were able to show a lot of speed.”

Tyler Clem kicked off the 2018 season on Friday night at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) competing with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. In a field of 35 cars, Clem qualified second fastest in his qualifying group before placing eighth in his heat race. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Tyler scored a fourth-place finish, positioning him 24th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Moving up seven spots in the 30-lap affair, Tyler Clem reeled in a 17th-place outing.

On Friday after starting the night off with a heat race victory, Clem streaked to a 4-lap Dash win earning him the pole position for the main event. Bad luck struck for Clem, while battling for the lead in the early stages of the event. He and front runner Sheldon Haudenschild were collected by a slowing lapped car on lap 9. After restarting on the tail of the field Tyler rebounded to finish 15th.

Wrapping up the Bubba Army Winter Nationals on Saturday, Clem secured his spot into the Dash with a heat race victory. Finishing second behind Sheldon Haudenschild, Tyler earned the third-starting position for the A-Main. Hanging on to a Top-10 finish, Tyler Clem posted a seventh-place effort in the 30-lapper.

For full results from these events, please visit www.AllStarSprint.com.

This Sunday, February 11 Tyler is slated to return to action behind the wheel of his Dirt Late Model with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida).

For more information on the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .

Tyler Clem and Clem Racing Inc. would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Rent ‘N Roll, Hedman Hedders, Stanton Race Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Vahlco Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Fuels, Braille Battery, JE Pistons, Ferrea Valves, Whelen Engineering, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Tony Stewart Racing, Elder Ford, Leaf Race Wear, Winters Racing Products, Bell Helmets, Aurora, Dan Olson Racing Products, Race Optics, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Stepp’s Towing, BR Motorsports, AR Bodies, DB Plugs, Jones Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Callies Performance Products, Willy’s Carburetors, Toyo Tires, Durst Motorsports, Gates Belts, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, Zero Error Racing, Superior Bearing & Supply, NGK Spark Plugs, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

For more information on Tyler Clem, please visit his official website at www.TylerClem.com .

 

 

Bergman Starting 2018 Campaign at Bubba Raceway Park With USCS Series

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Feb. 6, 2018) - Seth Bergman is Florida bound to kick off the 2018 season.

Bergman will compete this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series. It will mark the first time he's competed at the unique track since making his debut there in February 2015.

"We're excited to get the season started and spend some time in Florida," he said. "It's been a while since we've competed at Bubba Raceway Park, but I have raced in Florida in February a few times and I feel like it's an advantage to get as many laps as possible prior to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season beginning next month."

After charging from eighth to fourth place in a heat race, Bergman maneuvered from 14th to a 12th-place result in the main event during his lone start at Bubba Raceway Park nearly three years ago.

"It's a unique track that can really slick off," he said. "I think momentum is important there so if you have to check up or miss your marks you can lose a lot of positions in a hurry. Even though we haven't been there in a couple of years I feel confident going into this weekend."

Bergman captured his most recent race - the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale last year. The triumph gave him a trip to Victory Lane at least once each season for six straight years with the series.

"We measure our success in wins and our goal is to win a lot of races in 2018," he said. "That win to close last year was a huge boost for our team and we've been able to carry that throughout the offseason. Hopefully we can keep that rolling and earn a win or two this weekend."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

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

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

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

 

 

Starks Eager for Five Straight Nights of Action During DIRTcar Nationals Debut

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2018) - Trey Starks is excited to compete five straight nights at the same track this week when the Gobrecht Motorsports team invades Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals.

It will mark his debut at the half-mile oval, which features Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races on Wednesday and Thursday before a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series shows Friday through Sunday.

"It's great for our team to be at the same track five straight nights," Starks said. "Most times in racing you don't get many opportunities to try multiple things and use what you learned at a track right away. A lot of times an event is only one night or two, but five nights in a row gives us plenty of opportunity to learn."

It also is an opportunity to erase a sour taste created during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park. Starks opened the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader on Thursday by qualifying fifth quickest in his group. A fifth-place result in a heat race locked him into the 18th starting position in the A Main.

"We worked our way into the top 10, but got caught up in a crash during the second half of the race so we had a DNF," he said. "I felt like we made a lot of progress throughout the night despite not getting the result we were aiming for."

Starks was credited with a 15th-place finish.

He returned to the unique track the following night and timed in fourth quickest in his group before placing fourth in a heat race. Once again, that locked him into the main event, but the team struggled on the tricky track and finished 20th.

The event wrapped up on Saturday with Starks qualifying seventh quickest in his group. He ended seventh in a heat race and sixth in the B Main to miss a transfer into the main event by only two positions.

"We're looking forward to putting last weekend behind us and moving on to Volusia," he said. "Everyone on this team works extremely hard so I know we'll have a better time this week. Hopefully we can progress each night and build momentum."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 1 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (18).

Feb. 2 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 20 (15).

Feb. 3 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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.

"FK Rod Ends produces the best product available and are awesome people to work with," Starks said. "We've been with them for a long time and are grateful for their support."

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

 

 

Top Quality Construction Backs Tyler Thompson Ahead of Indoor Auto Racing Championship Finale in Albany

OSWEGO, NY (February 6, 2018) – Team Tapout Racing and driver Tyler Thompson are proud to announce a partnership with Top Quality Construction ahead of this weekend’s Indoor Auto Racing Championship finale in Albany, NY.

Owned and operated by Mike Barbera of Oswego, NY, Top Quality Construction specializes in new home construction, renovations, garages, windows & doors, kitchens & baths, excavating, and more.

From start to finish, Top Quality Construction does it all.

“We want to thank Mike Barbera and Top Quality Construction for joining our team this season,” said driver Tyler Thompson. “We hope to give Mike and all of our supporters a good showing this weekend in Albany.”

Thompson will conclude his first season as a contender in the TQ Midget portion of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship on February 9-10 inside the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.

To learn more about how you can attend the series finale and watch Tyler in action, visit online at www.indoorautoracing.com.

Keep up with Thompson and Team Tapout through their all-new website at www.tylerthompson98.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/TeamTapoutRacing to follow Thompson and Team Tapout Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Team Tapout Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, CH Sealants, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, JCB, Liftech, Lakeside Property Services, Lindsey Aggregates, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Performance Manufacturing, Rolfe Schnur Motorsports Marketing, S&W Firewood, Slack Karts, Top Quality Construction

 

 

Roger Clark Plans Return to Supermodified Competition for First Time Since 2000 Season

OSWEGO, NY (February 4, 2018) - Oswego Speedway has been an important part of Roger Clark’s weekends for the past several decades. He made his Supermodified racing debut in 1990 with his self-built blue No. 55 and competed in the big block ranks for some ten years. Out of the action since 2000, but still at the track as a crew member for Tim Snyder for just about every race since, Clark is looking forward to a return to the driver’s seat in 2018.

Registered for the commitment program for the speedway’s 68th season of racing, the car Clark will have on the track each week this season was built many years earlier. Some modifications and updates have been made to this particular chassis which has sat in Clark’s race shop for the past 18 years. It’s now just about ready to go for action.

“I decided to come back for the 2018 season because I was able to get my motor rebuilt and it is now done,” Clark said. “We’ve been working on this project for awhile now. The car I will be bringing out is a 1994 Snyder and Snyder wide body. It has had some slight modifications made by myself.”

Clark, a division veteran, has had an up and down career at Oswego. In his second year of racing, Clark qualified for his first Budweiser International Classic 200 in 1992, but was sidelined early with a 27th place finish.

One year later, after putting together what had so far appeared to be his best season yet in 1993, a scary turn three crash with Dave McKnight crumbled Clark’s No. 55 and put that car out of commission permanently. Roger was forced to finish the season with his brother Ralph’s No. 65 Graves car and he competed with that ride on and off from 1993 to 1997.

By 1997, Clark’s same Snyder and Snyder wide body car that he will bring to the track this season was finally readied for action and Roger again ran part time for four straight seasons between the years of 1997 and 2000 although he was never able to best his career best 11th place finish in 1993. That will certainly be one of his goal this year.

“I’d say my biggest career accomplishments would be qualifying for the Classic and then finishing top ten in points with the Empire Super Series,” mentioned Clark. “My plans this year are to hopefully run all of the Oswego shows. I want to run consistently and just finish all of the races we enter.”

Clark’s extensive crew experience with Snyder Racing began after his driving days came to a temporary close in 2000. He was a part of Snyder’s popular victory in the 2001 Budweiser International Classic 200, plus nine additional wins and over seventy top five finishes over the course of Snyder’s career. Clark will now compete alongside the ‘Zero Hero’ full-time in 2018.

Oswego Speedway kicks off its 68th consecutive season of action on Saturday, May 26 when the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds take place alongside the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. The track’s annual Open Practice session will be held a week earlier on Saturday, May 19.

Season tickets, camping stickers, VIP packages and more are available for Oswego’s 2018 campaign. To purchase any of these items, stop in the speedway box office during winter hours of 11am to 4pm on Saturdays, or call (315)-342-0646. You can also contact Jenn at jreebel@oswegospeedwayl.com with any further questions or information.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Helms Earns Top-10 Finish During All Star Season-Opening Race

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2018) - The opening weekend of the season gave Caleb Helms and his race team a list of things to focus on improving.

"We had some good moments and some forgettable moments," he said. "I think qualifying is so critical and if you get behind then you'll likely be behind the remainder of the night."

Helms qualified well last Thursday during the opening night of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, which hosted the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader. He timed in third quickest in his group, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for a heat race.

"We got a good start and took off into the lead, but the car felt worse as the race went on," he said. "We dropped to second about midway through the race and then to third a couple of laps later."

Helms placed third to miss a spot in the dash by only one position. It lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"The track was super slick and we struggled in the main event," he said. "We actually backed up quite a bit, but I tried to race smart. We were able to avoid a lot of messes on the track and thanks to some attrition worked into the top 10."

Helms scored a 10th-place finish to cap the opening race of the season.

He returned to the oval the ensuing night and timed in eighth quickest in his group. Helms advanced from eighth to seventh in a heat race before he finished 10th in the B Main.

"We made a car change following the first two nights," he said. "We were running a car we had some good results in last year, but it was a real struggle. When the track had moisture and grip we were ok, but once it slicked off we were in trouble. So we brought down our spare, which was a new car."

The event wrapped up on Saturday with the team facing another new obstacle after making the car change. A driveline problem in hot laps had the team scrambling prior to qualifying, when Helms timed in seventh in his group. He then placed sixth in a heat race and third in the B Main to transfer into the back of the A Main. Helms rallied from 23rd to 15 th in the feature as he passed the second-most cars.

"If you look strictly at the results from the weekend it wasn't anything to brag about, but if you look at our progress throughout the weekend I think we can smile," he said. "Bubba Raceway Park is a really challenging track and while we didn't get the results we wanted, we gained on some areas and learned a couple of things that should help the next time we race there."

Helms is scheduled to return to action this Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Helms recorded his career-best DIRTcar Nationals result of 13th last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 1 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 10 (11).

Feb. 2 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 10 (7).

Feb. 3 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: 15 (23).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

Helms Construction Inc. is a general construction company based in Findlay, Ohio.

"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

Helms would also like to thank Big Jerk Jerky, Ferguson, Leiber's Garage and Helms and Sons Excavating for their continued support.

 

 

Hendricks Tackling POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Event in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - STILLWATER, Okla. (Feb. 6, 2018) - Zane Hendricks is looking forward to his first visit to Florida this weekend as he is planning to engage in a full season of competition with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

Hendricks will compete on Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala for the inaugural Sunshine State Midget Challenge, which kicks off the season.

"I'm really looking forward to going to Florida," he said. "I've never been there before and it will be nice to get away from the weather here."

Unfortunately, it will also mark the first time that the high school senior's father won't be there to assist him.

"My dad isn't able to make the trip so Brad Loyet is hauling my car there and he'll be my crew chief," Zane Hendricks said. "I'm really looking forward to racing there. It sounds like it will be a fun track to drive with its unique shape. Although I haven't seen the track, Brad has raced there so that will help."

After finishing fifth in the POWRi West championship standings last year, Hendricks is stepping up to follow the POWRi National tour this year.

"It's not 100 percent certain yet, but we're planning on running the National schedule," he said. "We still have to take care of some sponsorship yet for it to happen, but that's what we're preparing for now."

A disappointing Chili Bowl Midget Nationals last month led to a busy time last weekend in preparation for the trip to Florida.

"We damaged our engine at the Chili Bowl and shipped it back to the builder the Sunday after we raced there," he said. "We just got it back last Friday. We put it in the car on Friday, then hauled the car to Brad's in St. Louis and turned around and drove home. It was a busy weekend, but well worth it because I'm excited to get to Florida to start the season."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., for the Sunshine State Midget Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Vacuworx

Vacuworx, which is based in Tulsa, Okla., has been engineering and manufacturing the highest quality heavy-duty lifting equipment for the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries since 1999. For more information, visit http://www.Vacuworx.com.

"Vacuworx has been helping us since I started racing," Hendricks said. "Their support has been incredible and without them I wouldn't have the opportunities I do."

Hendricks would also like to thank CK Power, Shorty's Machine Shop, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Persistence Pays Off For Farrer

The 2017/18 Sprintcar season has been a frustrating one for Kilmore’s Brenten Farrer but despite the dramas he still managed to chalk up his second A-Main victory of the season last Saturday night in Round 7 of the 360ci Allstars Series at the Blue Ribbon Raceway at Horsham in Victoria. The former Allstars Series Champ has had a tough run this year with Brenten only managing to finish 3 A-Main events this season, but when the #34 Porkers Transport / Frijtek Maxim crosses the line it is always near the front as his three finishes include 2 wins and a second.

“We got the win and I can't thank everyone enough that one sponsors the car and secondly works on it. A massive thanks to Porkers Transport for the opportunity to drive such great equipment & Frijtek Industrial refrigeration for their continued and loyal support” added Brenten following his victory.

On a night that Brenten almost performed a complete sweep of all four of his events the only time he was defeated was in his second heat, when the field was inverted.

“We went out late in Time Trials and we're lucky enough to put down a great first lap (14.017) to just pip my mate Phil (Lock). My first heat took a few goes to get underway and the track had blown off considerably so I just did what I had to do to get the win”.

After starting from position 10 in his next heat he struggled to make many passes having missed the set up slightly, but he still moved forward to finish sixth.

His qualifying and heat performances put Brenten on the pole and he didn’t relinquish the lead for the entire journey.

“Starting from the pole gave me open air we're I could really stretch the legs of my awesome Maxwill power plant. Lap traffic was thin and fast. There was a restart with about 11 or 12 to go and I just knew that if I could hit my marks and get through the lapped cars smoothly that no one would blow round the top. That’s how it panned out and we were thrilled to get another win”.

Brenten Farrer will be back in action again this Saturday night in Round 8 of the Allstars Series at the Heartland Raceway at Moama.

Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2017/18 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Porkers Transport, B&G Clancy Farm Contracting, Remote Tree Services, Ayross Racing, B.A.T Training and Assessments, BNR Race Engines, Kouda Signs, PRP Engineering, JB Speedway Spares and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

Mallett Venturing to Florida This Weekend as Defending USCS National Champion

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (Feb. 5, 2018) - Jordon Mallett took a huge leap of faith a little more than a year ago when he became both a sprint car driver and team owner.

"My wife and I bought my parents out and went from a partnership and their driver to now we own everything," he said. "It was a lot of new responsibilities, trying to figure out the logistics and the financial side."

The hard work paid off as Mallett earned a career-best six feature victories - he had six wins during the previous six years combined - en route to claiming his first career USCS National and USCS Southern Thunder championships.

"It was a huge deal to us to be able to accomplish that," he said. "To run almost 50 races and to be able to win the championships was the cherry on top. It was the first year I've traveled nationally and completed a season on the road. It was a really big deal."

Mallett is looking to replicate that success in 2018 when he will return to the USCS National trail to defend his title. However, his focus won't be on points.

"We want to win races," he said. "We did what we wanted to do last year. This year we're looking to win as many races as we can and not let the points play a factor into our mind. If we're doing our job points will take care of itself. I don't like having to play the points game."

The season begins this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., for the opening weekend of the USCS Series campaign.

"I've felt like we've had a car that could have won there a couple of times," he said. "We've run in the top five two of the four times we've been there and we've been in the top 10 three of those times with a mechanical failure the fourth time. We have really high expectations."

Those expectations for not only this weekend but the season in whole are driven thanks to the support surrounding Mallett.

"The driver gets most of the love and credit, but I can't do this without God, my wife, my family and all of the people who support this deal," he said. "It's a huge effort by a lot of people."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Water for Christ

Water for Christ was established from the joint passions of sharing the Gospel of Christ and supplying clean water to villages in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.WaterForChrist.com.

"Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water," Mallett said. "We're trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale."

Mallett would also like to thank Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Callies Racing Products, DHR Suspension, Dynotech Race Engines, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe Systems, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smileys Racing Products and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Set to Make World of Outlaws Debut During Texas Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2018) - January was a special month for Giovanni Scelzi.

He was named the 2017 North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year by a voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers before he captured the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Rookie of the Year Award.

Two weeks later Scelzi announced that he is joining forces with veteran car owner and crew chief Paul Silva and Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation Services for a 20-race schedule. The emphasis of that partnership will be on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series swings along the West Coast in the spring and the fall.

The team's first event is slated for Feb. 28 and March 1 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas during the FVP Outlaw Showdown.

"I'm really excited for the opportunity that Paul, Richard and Jennifer have put together," Scelzi said. "Last year I wasn't old enough to race with the World of Outlaws and seat time is everything in racing so we're going to Texas the week before Las Vegas to soak in as much as we can."

Scelzi is scheduled to make his World of Outlaws debut in his family owned No. 41s on Feb. 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, before venturing to LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, the following night for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout.

"We've been busy this offseason building cars and preparing our family team car for my brother, Dominic, for the 2018 campaign so the two nights in Texas will also be a great opportunity to break everything in before he returns from racing in Australia," Scelzi said. "I'm glad we have an opportunity like the two races in Texas to help prepare myself for the opportunity with Paul, Richard and Jennifer as well as make sure Dominic's team is running well when he returns to the states the following week."

Giovanni Scelzi made his 410ci winged sprint car debut last year. He scored a trio of King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series feature victories, including his first ever on May 13 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., thanks to a last-lap pass. The triumph made him the youngest winner in the series history.

Scelzi finished second in the series championship standings - only one point out of the lead.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

In 1979, brothers Mike, James and Gary Scelzi began manufacturing their line of flatbeds out of their company's 4,500-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif. They added truck service bodies and crane bodies to their line in 1990. Today, Scelzi Enterprises is the Valley's largest manufacturer and supplier of truck bodies and parts. The operation includes 16 acres with more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Fresno alone. Scelzi Enterprises creates custom truck bodies for a wide range of customers, from single vehicles for individuals to entire fleets for some of California's largest companies and utilities. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years. They owned a sand dragster when my dad was young and started racing, and my uncle owned a very famous hard top years ago with many famous California drivers behind the wheel, including the one and only Al Pombo."

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

 

 

Madsen Guides Big Game Motorsports to Two Straight Podiums at Bubba Raceway Park With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2018) - Kerry Madsen posted a pair of runner-up results during his opening weekend of the season with Big Game Motorsports.

The Muddy backed team rebounded from a DNF during the first round of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals last Thursday at Bubba Raceway Park to record back-to-back podium finishes to cap the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader.

"The first night we missed it a bit, but the second two nights were right where we were left off last year," he said. "I'm pretty excited about it."

The three-race weekend began on Thursday with Madsen qualifying fifth quickest overall and second fastest in his group. He advanced from third to second place in a heat race to lock into a dash. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - five - to start the dash last.

Madsen gained a position to finish fourth and start the A Main on the inside of the fourth row.

"We just weren't very good," he said. "I'm not sure why. We ran around where we started and last in the race I made contact with another driver and got a flat right rear."

Madsen was unable to resume the race and he was credited with a 13 th-place finish.

The following two nights were smoother as Madsen kicked off Friday's program by setting quick time during qualifying. He advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race and from fifth to third place in a dash to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"The first five laps I wasn't on the right part of the track," he said. "After that I got a rhythm going and started marking progress through the field. A couple of times I was right behind (Tim) Shaffer for the lead, but it just never quite opened up."

Madsen powered to a second-place finish and the Muddy sponsored team continued the momentum on Saturday during the event finale.

Madsen established quick time during qualifying, placed third in a heat race and rallied from fifth to third place in a dash. It marked the third straight night he started last in a dash.

"You can't let it worry you," he said. "You just have to try to get a row. You'd like to get at least one car and go forward."

Madsen moved forward in every heat race and dash all weekend, and he continued to charge toward the front in Saturday's A Main.

"I found a really good line in turns one and two," he said. "It was working really well. We finally got to second, but we had a bleeder issue at the end. The left rear tire went up (in air pressure) so we couldn't contend for the win. No excuses though. It was still a good night."

Madsen scored his second straight second-place result to close the weekend.

The Muddy backed team is slated to return to action this Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Madsen has earned four top fives and 13 top 10s in his last 18 main events at the event since 2014.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 1 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 13 (7).

Feb. 2 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (5).

Feb. 3 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

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Hagar Bound for Bubba Raceway Park Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Feb. 5, 2018) - Derek Hagar will kick off his sprint car season this weekend in Florida.

Hagar is piloting a race car for Witherspoon Racing on Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to start the season in Florida and return to Witherspoon Racing," he said. "I think we really improved during our short time together last year so I'm looking forward to see how we run this year."

Hagar earned a top-five finish during a trio of races driving for Witherspoon Racing last season while competing with approximately 60 other drivers at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s event at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa.

"To get a top five out of about 60 drivers was great for everyone," Hagar said. "We barely missed making the Saturday finale and I think we pinpointed a couple of areas to improve on so I can't wait to get to Bubba Raceway Park this week to compete."

Hagar maneuvered from ninth to a sixth-place result during his lone visit to the track in February 2015.

"It's certainly a unique track," he said. "It was pretty tricky. You had to make smart decisions and if you messed up or a car in front of you did you'd lose a lot of ground in a hurry. I'm glad we have some notes from our debut there to help us going into this weekend."

Hagar is no stranger to success during USCS Series events. He recorded six wins with the series last year, nine in 2016 and seven in 2015.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series

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

 

 

Sides Seeking to Extend Top-10 Streak at DIRTcar Nationals to 12 Straight Years

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2018) - Jason Sides will once again start his season in sunny Florida.

Sides is slated to compete this Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville for the DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights are sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the final three nights open the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.

"You're always itching to go racing by this time of the year," he said. "We'll use Wednesday night as a test session and depending on that night we'll see if we race Thursday. The ultimate focus is to be prepared for the World of Outlaws opener on Friday."

Sides has earned a lot of success at the half-mile oval, where he has produced at least one top-10 finish each year during the DIRTcar Nationals since 2007.

"Volusia is a big, fast track where momentum is important," he said. "If you can set yourself up to start on the front row of a heat race, dash and/or the A Main you're in the best position because of clean air."

Sides qualified third quickest, fourth quickest and 12th quickest during the three World of Outlaws races at Volusia Speedway Park last season. He won his heat race during two of the three nights. Unfortunately, a broken nose wing on the opening night and a violent crash during the finale hampered his results.

"We set ourselves up well last year, but luck wasn't on our side," he said. "We had a top-five car both of those nights when circumstances happened that changed our fate. But we know how to get around that track and if we have that same level of speed this year I'm excited to see how well we can do."

Sides was victorious at the track in 2011.

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - VRP Shocks

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

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

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

 

 

  Premier Speedway

This Saturday, February 10, Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will again come alive with three classes all in action with the program being headlined by Round 5 of the Wingless Sprint Super Series, while the prestigious Neville Pike Cup for Junior Sedans will also be decided.

With 66 entries in the Wingless Sprints along with 26 Juniors across two divisions and 13 Super Rods the action is sure to be non-stop!

Public gates will open at 4.00pm with racing underway from 5.00pm. Admission is Adults $25.00; Concession (Aged, VA and Disability) $20.00; Children 10-15 $10.00; Children 9 and Under are Free.

The full list of entries are as follows:

Wingless Sprints:

V2 Travis Millar
VX2 Robert Whiteside
V4 Carly Walsh
VX4 Jaidyn Job
V7 David Alford
V9 Dane Bentvelzen
S10 William Caruso
V10 Peter Merrett
V11 Matthew Symons
VX11 Graham Payne
V14 Alex Ross
VX14 Shaun Lyness
VX15 Greg Bishop
S16 Joel Heinrich
V16 Wayne Logue
VX17 Warren Sell
V18 Mitchell Smith
S19 Michael Spoljaric
VX21 Ricky Mills
V23 Matthew Balcombe
V26 Luke Schneider
V28 Luke Weel
V31 Mick Rigby
V33 Luke Storer
S35 Mitchell Broome
V35 Glenn Watts
V36 David Cook
V39 Tyson Benson
W42 Mitchell White
V43 Daniel Storer
V44 Michael Parry
V45 Bhoe Paterson
S46 Spencer Taylor
V46 Jordan Abbott
VX46 Michael McDonald
V47 Gavin Fitzpatrick
V48 Michael Skene
V49 Ross Jared
V50 Robert Stevenson
V52 Scott Irons
V54 Jeremy Beddison
V55 Luke Tuckett
V60 Scott Hateley
V61 Marcus Green
V62 Trevor Bullock
V66 Marc Evans
V68 Rikki Stewart
V70 Aron Lawrence
V72 Tyson Bartlett
V77 Alex Thomson
W77 Daniel Hartigan
VX78 Luke Stanley
V79 Clint McLaren
V81 Matt Bartlett
V83 Todd Hobson
S85 Trent Gravestock
V86 Brony Van Ginneken
VX89 Christopher Temby
VX90 Daniel Kelly
V91 Bianca Klemm
VX91 Ben Pollansky
V92 Ray Klemm
V95 Geoff Cook
VX98 Ben Doukas
V98 Peter Logue
VX99 Graham McDonald

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Recovering Following Vicious Crash During Debut in Tasmania

Inside Line Promotions - LATROBE, Tasmania, Australia (Feb. 5, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi took a wild ride last Friday during his debut in Tasmania.

Scelzi was competing for his first top five of the World Series Sprintcars season when he got upside down during the main event. The incident not only hampered his result, it sidelined him for the remainder of the weekend as well as next weekend's show.

"We had a really strong run going and I got into the wall in turn four," he said. "We flipped pretty hard."

The Wormall Motorsport driver was stout during his first career appearance at

Gulf Western Independent Oils Raceway. Scelzi qualified fifth quickest before he advanced from ninth to sixth place in his first heat race and powered from seventh to fifth place in his second heat.

"I think that was as good of a start to a night that we've had over here this season," he said. "We set ourselves up really well and were moving forward in the A Main. I was looking forward to at least earning our first top five, but unfortunately the night ended with the wreck."

Scelzi, who was credited with a 17th-place finish, elected to take Saturday's event off to rest his body. The team will also skip this Saturday's race at Solo Hobart Speedway in New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, with the World Series Sprintcars to build a new car for the final four series races.

Scelzi is scheduled to return to action on Feb. 16 at Attwell Park Speedway in Albany, West Australia, Australia, before he wraps up the weekend the following night at Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, West Australia, Australia, with the World Series Sprintcars.

"Thanks to everyone at Wormall Motorsport for continuing to work hard," he said. "We had a setback last weekend, but we're focusing on finishing the World Series Sprintcars season strong."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 2 - Gulf Western Independent Oils Raceway in Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia - Qualifying: 5; Heat race #1: 6 (9); Heat race #2: 5 (7); Feature: 17 (7).

UP NEXT -

Feb. 16 at Attwell Park Speedway in Albany, West Australia, Australia, and Feb. 17 at Quit Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, West Australia, Australia, with the World Series Sprintcars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carlucci Transport

Formed in 2001, Carlucci Transport has grown into a leader in the transport business, ranging from agricultural commodities to freight. With more than 200 power units servicing California, Carlucci Transport not only continues to meet, but stay ahead of the State of California's CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliance laws. For more information, visit http://www.CarlucciTransport.com .

"I really would like to thank everyone at Carlucci Transport, especially Nick and his wife for all of the support the past few years," Scelzi said. "I really enjoy having them as friends as well as sponsors."

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

 

 

Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports Open 2018 Up With Pair of Top-Five Finishes

(PC- Dave Olson Speed Graphics)

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the off season seemingly coming and going in the blink of an eye, Parker Price-Miller kicked his first full season off with Destiny Motorsports in Ocala, FL with the All Star Circuit of Champions over the weekend and got off to a nice start as he recorded a pair of Top-Five finishes.

“We definitely had some really good speed in Ocala, FL and it is a testament to how hard everyone worked this winter,” Parker Price-Miller said. “I made some mistakes on my end, but overall it was a great start to the season and it has us all excited to get going at Volusia this week.”

Thursday night the curtain went up on the 2018 season, and PPM kicked started things by timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Townline Variety backed No. 4 machine in second quickest in his qualifying group and seventh quickest overall.

Racing his way to a second place finish in his heat race coming from his fourth starting position, Price-Miller would move into the Dash where the win put him on the pole for the 30-lap feature event.

Getting off to a nice start, Price-Miller was able to fend off challenges from Tony Stewart as he continued to lead the way. On this night, the caution flag would be needed on several occasions and it never allowed the race to get into a flow and led to several restarts.

Continuing to lead the way, Price-Miller would soon feel pressure from a surging Chad Kemenah late in the race. Losing the lead following a late restart, Price-Miller would then drop low to try and reclaim the top spot but it would result in a couple of more positions lost.

Falling back as far as sixth, PPM would work his way forward to end up finishing fourth.

Back in action again on Friday night at Bubba Raceway Park, the Kokomo, IN driver would again get off to another strong start as he again would time in second quickest in his qualifying group and seventh fastest overall.

Finishing second in his heat race, PPM would again move into the Dash where he would line up on the outside front row. Pushing out for the race, trouble would arise and issues would keep the team off the track and relegate them to a fifth place finish would lined them up ninth in the feature event.

On an extremely slick and abrasive surface, the track would take rubber early and Price-Miller would settle into the 10th spot aboard the Agee Farms/CSI Shocks/Triple X backed entry. With passing quickly becoming non-existent, PPM would continue to hit his marks as he took the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

Saturday night would cap the initial race weekend of the season, and Price-Miller and the Destiny Motorsports team continued a strong start to the season as PPM would time in second fastest overall and second quickest in his qualifying group.

On a fast surface early in the evening, PPM would finish fourth in his heat race but based on being second quickest overall he would move into the Dash where a win would put him on the outside front row of the 30-lap feature event.

Settling into the third spot when the green flag was displayed to the field, PPM kept up a nice pace as he chased after Sheldon Haudenschild and Tyler Clem as the leaders quickly found the rear of the field.

Running in dense traffic, the battle inside the Top-Five would become action packed as PPM would actually fall as far bask as seventh at one point during the race.

Staying patient, PPM would come to life in the race’s waning laps as he was able to make the top side work and pick up a couple of positions as he closed his weekend out with a fifth place finish, his second Top-Five of the weekend.”

“Starting on the front row a couple of times you definitely hope you can capitalize and grab a win or two, but these races are always so hard to win,” PPM added. “I really have to thank Rick and Barb Rogers, Noisey, Kevin, and Joe, as well as all of our great partners for their continued support and hard work.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Townline Variety, Agee Farms, CSI Race Shocks, Triple X, Chalk Stix, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, PPM Titanium, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports will be back in action in Barberville, FL Wednesday through Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Parker, you can follow him on Twitter @Parker_PM9

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BOESPFLUG BACK TO BASICS FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT CAR CAMPAIGN

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Chad Boespflug's 2017 season began with an extreme dose of optimism. Coming off a career year in 2016 in which he won six USAC-sanctioned features, Boespflug combined his team's resources with those of the previous year's championship winning entry, and winningest team in the history of the series, the legendary Hoffman/Dynamics, Inc. No. 69.

After a seemingly strong start which included an instant classic triumph on the red clay of Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway last April, success became harder to find as the combination found more valleys than peaks on its way through a trying season.

Like barbecue and ice cream - both great in their own right - sometimes the mixture of two entities at the top of their game just doesn't jell. And for the 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, the two have decided to part ways.

For Hanford, California's Boespflug, call 2018 the year of getting back to the basics. Call it a year of rejuvenation. For one, Boespflug's ride has been renumbered to 98, the same numerals he sported in his magical 2016 season. With plans to attack the full USAC schedule once again this season, the 29-year-old driver is aiming to return to that form.

"This year, we're going to have fun," Boespflug point blanked. "Last year was honestly the most non-fun year I've had in racing. I'm going back to what we did in 2016 and we're just going to have fun and race. No pressure, but obviously, without having any major sponsors, we must make every night count as far as being able to go onto the next night. I'll be working on the cars every night throughout the week and taking care of it all on my own. There's no plans for a crew chief or anything like that right now. We're going to take it one night at a time and just have fun again."

Obviously, winning is the remedy that cures all of a racer's ails, at least most of the time. Boespflug reached the pinnacle a total of seven times in a 41-race span in USAC-sanctioned Sprint Car races between 2016 and early 2017, but is currently under a 34-race winless spell. Sometimes, though, the pressure one is applied from within in certain situations to perform up to an expected standard. When that occurs, the fun factor can dissipate in a single heartbeat.

"The fun part of racing is not being under a lot of pressure," Boespflug said. "I did this deal on my own in 2016, and last year was pretty much on my own as well, but under completely different circumstances. The workload was the same in both years, but I guess you could call it pressure and the significance of everything that was going on that added to the pressure of performing and making sure everything was right. You carry on a corporate sponsor, then everyone thinks you get everything handed to you and it's not that way at all. This year, it will be operated the same, but under a different format in a sense, but everything is the same more or less. I don't really have an answer as to why last year wasn't fun. I always try to make it as fun as possible, but it just didn't work out."

Right now, Boespflug is in the midst of wrapping the body of his Maxim/Claxton-powered sprinter with new vinyl to get ready for the season-openers at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida for "Winter Dirt Games IX" on Feb. 15-16-17. The preparation for a USAC Sprint Car operation to tackle the full schedule does not simply start a week before the car is rolled off the trailer for the first race. It basically started at the end of last year. With a full-time job and a full-time race team to tend to, Boespflug has to be on the proverbial ball in order to not get caught behind.

"When I got home from out west (last November), I took a week off, then started tearing the cars apart, cleaning parts, getting things prepped, calling sponsors and getting all the pieces back together again for the next season," Boespflug explained. "It's a lot to do. Throughout the year, I tried to get as much done in the offseason, so I didn't have as much work to do during the season. It's a little less hectic Monday through Friday than it is during the race season to keep up with everything. Doing that stuff at night, plus working a full-time job from 7am to 5pm, there's not enough time to do it all, but that's why you've got to start early."

Start early, indeed. Boespflug intends to begin the early part of the season just as he did last year when he was second in series points a quarter of the way through the schedule before slipping back to sixth by season's end.

"We go out there to race and run as good as possible, but some nights you do and some nights you don't," Boespflug acknowledged. "Last year, we started out great, then fell off. Justin Grant started out great, then fell off too. Chris Windom started out rough and got stronger as the year went on and won the championship. Sometimes that's the way the cookie crumbles. It's all about jelling with your team and being able to keep everything together. It's a juggling act. I'm not just a show-up-and-drive type of driver. I work on the cars, assemble the team and keep everything together to compete and perform and somehow manage everything under one hat. It's a lot to carry for sure."

Boespflug returns to USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car action Feb. 15-16-17, 2018 for "Winter Dirt Games IX" at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. An open practice begins the festivities Feb. 14 on the 3/8-mile D-Shaped dirt track in the Sunshine State.

Watch "Winter Dirt Games IX" LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/. Watch each race a day later on-demand at http://www.Loudpedal.TV/.

 

 

CRSA Sprint Tour and Land of Legends Raceway to Hold Meeting for 305 Sprint Car Competitors

Sodus, New York: The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour will be looking to make history in 2018. Along with a schedule filled with loyal Mike Emhof Motorsports supporting speedways, this will be the first season ever that the CRSA Tour will be making appearances at Land of Legends Raceway. The Canandaigua New York facility will also have its own weekly 305 sprint car division. An informational meeting for teams interested in competing with the CRSA Sprint Tour and Land of Legends Raceway will be held on Sunday February 11th. The CRSA Sprint Tour and Land of Legends Raceway invite all northeast 305 sprint car teams to this important event. Here are the vital details for the teams and marketing partners that are interested:

Location: Tom Cavallo's Restaurant (40 Genesee St. New Hartford, NY 13413)

Time: 11AM-1PM

Discussions:

· Technical Rules (Engine, Chassis, Wings, Tires, etc.)

· Schedule (Shows, Races, etc.)

· Format (Tour versus LoL Raceway)

· Purse (Tour, Specials and LoL Raceway)

· Point Fund (Minimum offerings)

· Membership (Car Registration, Drivers, Owners, etc.)

Food & Beverage: CRSA will provide Pizza & Wings

The CRSA Sprint Tour is the only sprint car organization aligned with the New York State Stock Car Association. Teams, fans and marketing partners can find more information on the 2018 CRSA Sprint Tour Schedule by going to crsasprints.com, searching for CRSA Sprints on Facebook, as well as finding them on twitter at @CRSAsprints.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Hickman’s Maiden 410 Win

In what was his first ever visit to Wangaratta City Speedway, Rusty Hickman proved that lack of track experience wasn’t an issue, with the youngster collecting his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race victory in what was the ninth Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round.

Riding a wave of confidence heading into Saturday night’s event, off the back of a pleasing performance during the recent Grand Annual Classic and the Australian Title where he was leading the B main before hitting an infield tyre in the closing stages and bringing his night to a premature end, Hickman managed to back up his recent form to achieve the new milestone.

With qualifying being vital in terms of experiencing a strong feature-race result, the 18-year-old racer put himself in prime position for the 30-lap feature race, after his first, seventh and second-place finishes in his heat races earned him pole position.

Electing to start on the outside of the front row, having found some moisture in the middle of the track during his heat races, Hickman was disappointed to find that the moisture had disappeared come the feature race, causing him to slip back to second at the drop of the green flag, as fellow front-row started Tim Hutchins took control of the early race lead.

Dropping to the pole line, Hickman followed Hutchins for the next 10 laps, before an opportunity appeared when Hutchins ran high to avoid lapped traffic, opening the door for Hickman to slip underneath him and take over first place.

Going on to survive an ensuing restart, Hickman utilised his karting background to manage the track conditions, controlling the pace out in front for the remainder of the distance, before claiming what was a well-deserved and awaited victory, having previously finished in minor positions on the podium in numerous 410 Sprintcar events.

“To have come away with our first feature-race win after having such an encouraging run in the Grand Annual Classic and Australian Title is an amazing feeling and it’s great to see that we’re continuing the improve as the season progresses,” commented Hickman, who has won multiple 360 Sprintcar feature races.

“It’s always a huge team effort, so I have to thank my crew, my family and our sponsors for all of their amazing support. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without them. Hopefully we can continue this momentum throughout the rest of the season.”

Hickman’s victory has once again consolidated his lead in the current Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point score, 200 points ahead of his nearest rival.

Taking a weekend off, Hickman’s next appearance will be on the Saturday night of February 17 at Hamilton’s Western Speedway for the 10th Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round.

Hickman and his team have their range of 2017-18 season merchandise available, with t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies for sale. Team merchandise is available for purchase at the track during race meetings.

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

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

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

KMS Open WSS Winning Account

It might’ve have taken a bit longer than anticipated, but in last Saturday night’s ninth World Series Sprintcar Championship round at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway in Tasmania, Jamie Veal and the Krikke Motorsport team opened their 2017-18 season WSS winning account.

In what was the duo’s third feature-race win of the season, which includes the Western Australian Title and the Australian Championship preliminary feature race, Veal, steering the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim, impressively qualified on pole position and then went on to dominate the entire 30-lap feature-race journey.

With a previous season best WSS round finish of second in round five at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, Veal, the 2016 WSS Champion, was rapt to get into victory lane, not only for himself but the entire Krikke Motorsport team.

“It’s been a tough season for us so far, but we have never been lacking car speed and not once have we dropped our heads and all of our continued hard work and persistence is paying off,” expressed a jubilant Veal, who now sits second (2244) in the WSS Championship point standings behind leader James McFadden (2525).

“This win is a big relief for our whole team and hopefully this is the beginning of a strong finish to the season as we chase to wrestle the World Series point standings lead from James (McFadden).”

The previous night’s eighth WSS Championship round at Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway was a tough night for Veal. He crashed out in his second heat race in the extremely tough track conditions, but the team managed to hastily repair the car and then had to qualify for the feature race via the B main. In the feature race, he went on to finish in ninth place.

Veal and the team remain in Tasmania for this Saturday night’s 10th WSS round at Hobart Solo Speedway.

The Krikke Motorsport team’s 2017-18 season team merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies and hats which are available in a range of sizes, can be purchased through the team’s online store via the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store. Fans can also purchase merchandise at the track with cash or directly from the Bunbury Subaru dealership. Krikke Motorsport would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Gowans Performance, Orrcon Steel, Darby’s Paints, Bunbury Toyota, BR Motorsports, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, and Redline Media.

To find out more about the Krikke Motorsport team and to keep up to date with current news and results, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is excited to announce that Transport Products Unlimited Inc. has come on board as a marketing partner for the 2018 season.

With support from TPU the middle portion of the nightly purse will be beefed up this year. The standard purse will again be $1,200-to-win and $175-to-start each night. The tour champion will be awarded $1,500 from a point fund that pays out the top-10 at season’s end.

Transport Products Unlimited is a cargo container modification company located in Benicia, California. They offer container sales and rentals, refrigerated container sales and rentals, customer modifications for residential or retail use, mobile onsite modifications and repair, as well as container roll off trucking.

The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is set to open the season on Saturday February 24 at the Marysville Raceway.

Information on the tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc

If you’re interested in joining the 11-race tour as a marketing partner please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

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C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour 2018 Schedule

Saturday February 24: Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial- Marysville Raceway Saturday March 3: Silver Cup- Silver Dollar Speedway Saturday March 31: Petaluma Speedway Saturday April 28: Placerville Speedway Saturday May 26: Stockton Dirt Track Saturday June 16: Petaluma Speedway Saturday July 7: Third annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett- Stockton Dirt Track Saturday July 21: Placerville Speedway Saturday August 25: Seventh annual Soares Classic- Petaluma Speedway Wednesday September 5: Gold Cup- Silver Dollar Speedway Friday November 2: Tribute to Gary Patterson- Stockton Dirt Track

 

 

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - Accord Speedway Confirms 2018 Racing Schedule By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The off-season at the Accord Speedway has the speedway silent for a couple of months, however, behind the scenes at Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer have quickly jumped right into the new plans they have set forth for the upcoming 2018 racing season. The Palmer Family is busily preparing the finishing touches to their pristine quarter mile speedway facility with an aggressive racing schedule sure to please the loyal Accord fans for the new season ahead.

The Palmer Family will visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show at some point during the show's seven day run from March 4th until the 10th. The following week they will host their annual banquet and awards gala as the event moves back to the Hudson Valley Resort on March 18th. Tickets remain available and drivers and teams should make a concentrated effort to purchase the tickets in advance for the ceremony.

The following week Accord Speedway will take part in the annual OCFS Motorsports Show scheduled for March 24th and 25th. Once again for Accord it will be highlighting the continued growth of the NEWS Sprint Cars and the welcoming of the USAC Wingless Series on June 1st. Heading up the list of anticipated returnees to the speedway in 2018 will be the defending track champion Eric Jennings. Hot on his heels will be Bordentown, New Jersey ace Larry McVay and Doylestown, Pennsylvania hot shoe Heidi Hedin. Hedin took to the Accord facility quickly in 2016 and reeled off three wins in limited appearances and was a top five performer last season in points while McVay charged in for runner-up honors. Another gentleman with aspirations towards a title is Bobby Tersillo who has made his intentions known he will return to the speedway in 2018 as has open wheeler Thomas Radivoy and the highly anticipated arrival of Mick D'Agostino who will be making the transition into the Wingless sprints after securing a 600 sprint title last season at the Hamlin Speedway.

A week off for Easter and then the speedway will roar to life with two scheduled practice sessions on April 6th and the 13th to give the racers and newcomers an opportunity to shake down their equipment and learn the landscape of the Accord facility. The racers will be given a series of hot lap sessions throughout the evening to test and tune their equipment and the sessions will be open to all divisions, in what is destined to be another great season at the "Gem in the Catskills" facility built back in 1962. The Palmer Family is coming off an excellent 2017 racing season.

The successful promotional team at Accord is quite enthusiastic about the new racing season ahead that is tentatively slated to kick-off on April 20th opening sponsored by Fast Signs. The 2018 racing season will mark the eighteenth season the Palmer Family has been at the controls of the Accord facility.

The all-important task of manicuring and grooming of the raceway track surface and grounds falls into the very capable hands of Promoter Gary Palmer. Palmer spent a tremendous amount of time over the winter months to improve the facility and basically balance the speedway surface all around to give all of the competitors an equal surface to race on. Fresh paint, newly landscaped parking areas and new lighting (not yet completed)will greet the drivers and fans as they make their way onto the speedway grounds. Admission to the grandstand area for the fans is free for the practice sessions.

The 2018 Memberships, Parking Permits and Season and Indoor Seating Tickets will be available during the practice sessions and drivers will be able to fill out their Driver Profile Forms for use at the speedway during the season to network their sponsors with the speedway's announcing and media correspondent Steve Pados. The culinary talents of the Accord Speedway Chefs will once again be offering some great entrees to the menu as well as specialty items for the fans as the speedway concession staff offers up an abundant variety of hand-crafted sandwiches and promises to "kick it up a notch" throughout the season.

Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. The Palmer Family in keeping true to their racing fans, will show no increase in admission at the gate with admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors $12.00 (65+); Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00). Special Shows will have an increase in admission prices.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their very well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. At the Accord Speedway............................................

2018 RACE SCHEDULE

4/6/2018 Practice-all divisions Spectators Free Rain date 4/7 4/13/2018 Practice-all divisions Spectators Free Rain date 4/14 4/20/2018 Opening Night sponsored by FastSigns- All Divisions 4/27/2018 Mombaccus Night -All Divisions 5/4/2018 All Divisions 5/11/2018 Arkel Motors Night All Divisions 5/18/2018 PowderTech Night -All Divisions+ Enduro 5/25/2018 WRWD SALUTE TO VETS NIGHT All Divisions 6/1/2018 All Divisions + USAC WINGLESS SPRINTS 6/8/2018 Rapid Tire Night- All Divisions 6/13/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 6/15/2018 Dig Safely Night-All Divisions + Enduro 6/20/18 TBA WEDNESDAY 6/22/2018 All Divisions 6/27/18 TBA WEDNESDAY 6/29/2018 Emmanuel's Marketplace Night*-All Divisions FIREWORKS & CHICKEN BBQ 7/3/2018 BATTLE OF THE BULL RING* 7/4/2018 RAIN DATE BATTLE OF THE BULL RING -WEDNESDAY 7/6/2018 Mid Hudson Concrete Night All Divisions 7/11/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 7/13/2018 Pine Bush Equipment Night-All Divisions + Enduro 7/18/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 7/20/2018 All Divisions 7/25/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 7/27/2018 All Divisions + Camera & Autograph Night 8/1/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/3/2018 All Divisions 8/8/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/10/2018 Racers Reunion Nostalgia Night All divisions & Vintage Modified 8/15/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/17/2018 Escape RV Night-All Divisions + Enduro 8/22/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/24/2018 Shakelton Auto Night All Divisions 8/29/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/31/2018 All Divisions 9/7/2018 Upstate Auto FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT FIREWORKS All Divisions 9/14/2018 OCFS & Taylor Rental Night Eastern States Qualifier - All Divisions CHAMPIONS NIGHT 9/21/2018 Rain date 9/28/2018 Practice and safety tech for King of the Catskills 9/29/2018 King of the Catskills+Enduro 10/27/2018 Halloween Havoc sponsored by Liggan Insurance-Pure Stock Sportsman Wingless Sprints Enduro Trailer Races Rain date 11/3 Gates open at 12 noon Racing at 1:30 11/24/2017 *The Gobbler Modifed Crate vs Open Sportsman Ron Wright Memorial Street Stock Enduro

Schedule subject to change

* Special Show prices will be announced

SPECTATOR GATE OPENS AT 5:30 PIT GATE OPENS AT 5:00

HOT LAPS AT 7:00 RACING AT 7:30

Weekly Divisions

Modified Sportsman Rookie Sportsman Pure Stock 4 Cylinder Jr 4 Cylinder Wingless Sprints

WEDNESDAY RACING DIVISIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED

4 cylinder Enduro Race Schedule

5/18 6/15 7/13 8/17 9/29 10/27 11/24

$40 Enduro Registration Fee Includes Driver Pit Pass

Regular Race Night Admission Prices Adults $14 Seniors (65+) $12 Children (11 and under) $3 Outdoor Reserved $16 Indoor Reserved $20

Family 4-Pack $44 (2 Adult, 2 Children Admissions plus $20 in Accord Bucks for the Concession Stand)\

Small coolers are allowed in the grandstand area

No Alcoholic Beverages and No Glass Containers

NO PETS are allowed on speedway grounds

All bags/coolers are subject to search

Pit Admission $35 Age 5 to adult

Age 4 & under no charge

Minor release form required for anyone under 18 years of age entering the pit area.

The minor release form can be found in the "FORM" section.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (February 2, 2018) - Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce that the popular MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge is once again on the SOD schedule for 2018.

The challenge, known as the Short Track Challenge before 2016, was the first SOD mini-series and has been a fan favorite since its inception. It offers drivers the opportunity to compete in a mini-championship within the full Sprints on Dirt series for an additional, separate point fund.

The 2018 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge will consist of five races; the dates and tracks for each race of this exciting mini-series will be announced later.

The BLC point fund will be paid out to the top five finishers at the 2018 Sprints On Dirt Awards Banquet. In addition, the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge champion will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Mike Olrich Memorial Race at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 1st.

MAHLE Original is the "Global Star" within the MAHLE Aftermarket brand portfolio. The brand MAHLE stands for engine parts, filters, thermo management and mechatronics of uncompromising quality - in original equipment and aftermarket.

Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as construction and agricultural equipment applications.

Competitors may debate who is the best on the track, but under the hood, there is no debate that Clevite and MAHLE are the one constant of winning teams throughout American grass roots racing.

For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, click here. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The latest 2018 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, and current news are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor)

Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor)

SOD contingency sponsor partners include:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

BR Motorsports Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) J & J Auto Racing

Keizer Aluminum Wheels King Racing Products

Maxim Racing Motor City Racing Promotions

Racing Optics Rod End Supply

Schoenfeld Headers Simpson Racing Products

Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

FAST Series have bigger paying events in 2018; new tracks

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

Contact: Rich Farmer

fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

FREMONT, Ohio – The 10th season of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the eighth season of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will feature high paying events and some new tracks in 2018.

The All Pro 410 FAST series will have 25 dates at six different tracks. The 410 series races will pay a minimum of $3,000 to win at least five event paying $5,000 or more to the feature winner. The majority of the events will be contested at the series home tracks of Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio (9 dates) and Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio (10 dates).

“We’re excited for the 410 FAST teams to get to race not only at Attica and Fremont for a majority of their point events but for the first time compete at Millstream Speedway in Findlay and two events at Sharon Speedway. We are also excited to be a part of the growth of the Summer Sizzler in July at Waynesfield Raceway Park,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series Owner.

“I want to thank all of the great marketing partners that help keep FAST growing and all the track promoters who work with us to keep winged sprint car racing strong in Ohio. Honestly we had to turn down some tracks but we will revisit their ideas next year,” Farmer added.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will compete in 23 events at six different tracks in 2018.

“The exciting thing about the FAST 305 series this year is over half the shows will pay a minimum of $1,000 to win. Again that is thanks to the support of the marketing partners and the cooperation and backing of the tracks,” Farmer noted.

The All Pro FAST 410 series kicks off Friday, April 6 as the opening night of the Core & Main Spring Nationals and will pay $5,000 to the feature winner. FAST will make 9 appearances at Attica in 2018 with 10 shows scheduled at Fremont Speedway.

The series makes it’s first ever appearance at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio on Sunday, May 6 as part of a triple-header weekend that includes Friday, May 4 at Attica and Saturday, May 5 at Fremont.

“Shane (Helms, Millstream promoter) called and wanted to have a type of Ohio state championship event. Teams from other tracks around the state will be invited to this FAST sanctioned event and it should be a lot of fun to see who comes out on top,” Farmer said.

The series travels to Hartford, Ohio to the historic Sharon Speedway for the first time on Friday, May 11th to take on the tough Western Pennsylvania competitors. FAST returns to Sharon on Saturday, Aug. 18.

FAST will once again be the headliner at the Summer Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio on Tuesday, July 3. The race not only has the 410 and 305 winged sprints but the winged NRA Sprint Invader 360 sprints and winged mini-sprints.

“There were nearly 100 open wheel race cars in the pits last year for this before it rained out. Greg (Shobe, owner), Danny (Kelly, general manager) and Ron (Hammons, Sizzler promoter) have worked hard to make this one of the most exciting events in Ohio. Our FAST teams have a lot of fun competing on that track,” Farmer said.

For the second year the FAST 410 series heads to the rejuvenated Mansfield Motor Speedway for the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Nationals Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11. Last year the big-paying event was limited to a one-day affair because of rain and it drew 140 sprint cars for the three divisions.

“FAST is honored to be a part of the growth and rebirth of Mansfield and I look forward to continue to work with Cody (Sommers, Mansfield owner),” Farmer said.

Another twist for the FAST 410 series in 2018 is the addition of a couple of co-sanctioned races with the new winged Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS). BOSS began and has continued as a non-wing series but is adding a hand full of winged events in 2018.

The first BOSS/FAST race will be Saturday, May 26 at Fremont Speedway and will pay $5,000 to win. BOSS winged sprints return to Fremont as part of the 11th Annual Jim Ford Classic the weekend of Sept. 14 and 15. The Friday, Sept. 14 show will be the series championship night.

“Aaron Fry and the BOSS series have been a pleasure to work with on the non-wing side. Like the FAST series, BOSS is a ‘working man’s series’ and we are happy to be a part of their growth into winged racing,” Farmer said.

The chase for the JLH General Contractor 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro begins Friday, May 4 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The 305 FAST teams will travel to Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio for their first ever series race at that facility on Sunday, May 6. The FAST 305 teams will return to Millstream on Saturday, June 23 as part of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale.

The fans at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio have been treated to the exciting FAST 305 races for a couple of years and in 2018 the series will compete at the high banked bull ring three times – Friday, June 15, Friday, July 13 and Friday, Aug. 3.

“I want to thank our dedicated FAST 305 teams. They have supported our efforts to grow the series tremendously. Limaland has been very impressed with the racing the teams have put on and that is why we have two shows there,” Farmer said.

The JLH FAST 305 teams will once again be a part of the Summer Sizzler on July 3 at Waynesfield and both days of the Great Lakes Nationals at Mansfield in August. Championship night for the FAST 305 series will be Saturday, Sept. 15 at Fremont Speedway as part of the Jim Ford Classic weekend.

In 2017, Fremont, Ohio’s DJ Foos put a stop to four time FAST Champion Byron Reed’s streak of three straight titles in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics. Foos also became the first driver to win both the FAST 305 and FAST 410 titles in the history of the series.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver had another dominating summer in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro to claim his second straight title.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym to stand for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, based in Johnstown, Ohio, is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads, as well as the new Generation 3 and Mopar W9RP, catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro. Visit www.allproheads.com for more information.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont, Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. Visit www.jlhcompany.com for more information

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Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics 2018 Schedule

*Tracks highlighted are a minimum of $5,000-to-win feature events

Night 1: Friday, April 6th Attica Raceway Park Night 2: Saturday, April 21st Fremont Speedway

Night 3: Friday, May 4th Attica Raceway Park Night 4: Saturday, May 5th Fremont Speedway

Night 5: Sunday, May 6th Millstream Speedway

Night 6: Friday, May 11th Sharon Speedway

Night 7: Friday, May 18th Attica Raceway Park

Night 8: Saturday, May 26th Fremont Speedway Co-BOSS Winged Sprints

Night 9: Friday, June 1st Attica Raceway Park

Night 10: Saturday, June 2nd Fremont Speedway

Night 11: Friday, June 8th Attica Raceway Park

Night 12: Friday, June 29th Attica Raceway Park

Night 13: Friday, June 30th Fremont Speedway

Night 14: Tuesday, July 3rd Waynesfield Raceway Park

Night 15: Saturday, July 7th Fremont Speedway

Night 16: Friday, July 20th Attica Raceway Park

Night 17: Saturday, July 21st Fremont Speedway

Night 18: Friday, July 27th Attica Raceway Park

Night 19: Saturday, August 4th Fremont Speedway

Night 20: Friday, August 10th Mansfield Motor Speedway

Night 21: Saturday, August 11th Mansfield Motor Speedway

Night 22: Friday, August 17th Attica Raceway Park Night 23: Saturday, August 18th Sharon Speedway

Night 24: Saturday, Sept 8th Fremont Speedway

Night 25: Friday, Sept 14th Fremont Speedway Co-BOSS Winged Sprints

Championship Night

JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series

presented by Engine Pro 2018 Schedule

*Tracks highlighted are a minimum of $1,000-to-win feature events

Night 1: Friday, May 4th Attica Raceway Park Night 2: Saturday, May 5th Fremont Speedway

Night 3: Sunday, May 6th Millstream Speedway

Night 4: Saturday, May 18th Attica Raceway Park

Night 5: Saturday, May 26th Fremont Speedway

Night 6: Friday, June 8th Attica Raceway Park

Night 7: Friday, June 15th Limaland Motorsports Park

Night 8: Saturday, June 16th Fremont Speedway

Night 9: Saturday, June 23rd Millstream Speedway

Night 10: Friday, June 29th Attica Raceway Park

Night 11: Friday, June 30th Fremont Speedway

Night 12: Tuesday, July 3rd Waynesfield Raceway Park

Night 13: Friday, July 6th Attica Raceway Park

Night 14: Friday, July 13th Limaland Motorsports Park

Night 15: Friday, July 20th Attica Raceway Park

Night 16: Friday, July 27th Attica Raceway Park

Night 17: Saturday, July 28th Fremont Speedway

Night 18: Friday, August 3rd Limaland Motorsports Park

Night 19: Friday, August 10th Mansfield Motorsports Park

Night 20: Saturday, August 11th Mansfield Motorsports Park

Night 21: Friday, August 17th Attica Raceway Park

Night 22: Tuesday, August 21st Fremont Speedway

Night 23: Saturday, September 15th Fremont Speedway

Championship Night

 

 

Engler Machine and Tool Sponsoring the Halfway Award in 2018 for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, NY – As the 35th Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is getting closer to the first green flag of 2018 we like to welcome back Engler Machine and Tool as the sponsor of the nightly halfway award for the fifth consecutive year!

The leader of each full point A-Main on lap 13 will take home extra cash thanks to the Princeton, Indiana based company. Engler products which include top of the line fuel injection stacks are found on many of the ESS tour regulars.

Engler Machine was started in 1980 by Tim Engler, his main line of business at that time was plastic injection molds. Over the years he has diversified very widely leaning more towards "high performance products." He now builds fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, gears, shafts, specialty CNC products, and some custom machining.

For more information, please log on to www.englermachine.com or you can call (812) 386-6254

Engler is a part of a long list of nightly sponsors that add to the already lucrative payoff at each point event which is the back bone of the annual Lucas Oil backed series. So far 28 full point events are on the docket for the upcoming season.

Jason Barney will be back to defend his 2017 championship, But the list of challengers will be stiff with the names like Tanner, Kinney, Colagiovanni, Billings, Cook, Gulick, Donath, Miller, Wright, Axton, Preston, Vigneault and some names to be announced shortly looking for their first ever ESS title!

Opening night and the start of the run for the championship will begin at the Outlaw Speedway on Friday night April 20th followed by a trip to the Fulton Speedway seven days later before the tour kicks into full gear.

Engler Machine and Tool and the Empire Super Sprints, a paring for five years now ready to bring in 2018 where it will be tradition of excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Chase Johnson and Vanlare Racing Join Forces to Tackle SCCT Season

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2018) - Chase Johnson is teaming up with Vanlare Racing for an approximate 20-race schedule this season.

"When Jim (Vanlare) called me about this year I was very excited," Johnson said. "Jim always has great equipment and is a very smart guy when it comes to these cars. I've been wanting to drive the No. 5v for a long time so it's pretty cool to get the chance to do it."

The team will compete for the championship with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, which features a dozen races at six tracks throughout California. Additionally, the team is considering racing the Fall Nationals, Trophy Cup and the Copper Classic in Arizona to end the season.

"My car has been a rent-a-ride for the past few years and it's been ok, but this year we're looking to do something different," Jim Vanlare said. "I was thinking of a driver that would be good at all the tracks that the Sprint Car Challenge Tour runs and a good driver in general. I've been wanting to run with Chase for a long time. I didn't know if he'd want to race with us, but when I made the phone call he was excited. It's a good change for us. He's both a good race car driver and a good person."

The first race of the season is March 31 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener.

"I want to thank Jim and Annette for giving me an opportunity," Johnson said. "They've had a great team for a long time and I'm thrilled to be a part of it."

Johnson currently has more than 75 races on his 2018 racing schedule. The majority of events will be in the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned No. 68 sprint car. Johnson also has a handful of midget races with Morris Motorsports and he will pilot his Chase Johnson Racing No. 24 at several races, including his outdoor season-opening event March 2-3 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

"I feel blessed to have the opportunities and support that I have," he said. "We are all setting ourselves up for a successful season so I'm excited to see what 2018 has in store for us."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

"Pit Stop USA has been a huge supporter of mine since the beginning of my sprint car career in 2010," Johnson said. "Pit Stop USA not only makes sure that I have the correct safety equipment needed, but offers only the best products we bolt onto our race cars. They have made race shopping easy with their great customer service and a top of the line website. I couldn't be happier to represent the online motor sports superstore."

Johnson and Vanlare Racing would also like to thank Bianchi Farms, CCI and Vanlare Steering Repair for their continued support.

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING READY TO KICK OFF THE SEASON AT DIRTCAR NATIONALS IN FLORIDA NEW YEAR:

The Kyle Larson Racing team and Shane Stewart have been anxiously awaiting the start of the season since the drop of the checkered flag in Charlotte. After three long months, they will be back on track Wednesday, February 7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for five nights of racing during the DIRTcar Nationals.

NEW NAME: During the off season, Kyle Larson shifted into sole ownership of Larson Marks Racing, with the sprint car team now running under the Kyle Larson Racing banner. Justin Marks is still involved with KLR in an advisory role.

NEW COLORS: When the No. 2 rolls out of the trailer at Volusia, fans will notice that the car will be sporting a different look. KLR welcomes DC Solar Solutions, BRANDT, and GoPro Motorplex to the team. DC Solar and BRANDT were previously partnered with Larson in NASCAR and have now both expanded to his dirt racing endeavors. ENEOS and Howard Johnson of Lima, Ohio return to KLR, extending their partnership with the team.

SAME GOAL: Despite all the changes, Kyle Larson Racing will compete with the same goals as Larson Marks Racing - win races and bring home the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship in 2018.

#FLinFEB: KLR's 2018 season kicks off Wednesday at Volusia Speedway Park with two nights of All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) racing, which leads into three nights of competition with the World of Outlaws starting on Friday. Not only will Shane Stewart be piloting the No. 2 DC Solar machine, Larson will make his 2018 sprint car debut at Volusia in the No. 1k BRANDT sprint car. The NASCAR star will compete in the first two nights with the All Stars and hopes to race with the World of Outlaws Sunday, depending on results in The Clash at Daytona International Speedway, which will be held earlier in the day. The entire DIRTcar Nationals will have live video and audio available at www.DIRTVision.com.

READY TO COMPETE FOR A TITLE: "I am excited to get the season started," said Stewart. "So much has changed over the last three months. There have been a lot of late nights that Lee, Heath and Jakob have had to put in to make these changes happen in time for the season to start next week. I am also thrilled that we get to bring new sponsors into the sport and I would like to welcome DC Solar and BRANDT, I think they will be a great fit to our team."

READY TO WIN: "I have to second Shane's sentiments," said Larson. "Everyone worked so hard this off season to be ready to hit the track in Florida. I'm also very grateful that BRANDT and DC Solar have expanded their partnerships with me to the KLR sprint car team. Hopefully between Shane and myself, we can start this season off with some wins and be fast right out of the box."

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. In addition to Larson competing a couple nights at Volusia Speedway Park, he will also be on track at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., for the Advanced Auto Parts Clash on Sunday, February 11.

KLR TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., and crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, and Howard Johnson Lima for being a part of our team.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Sunday night's race, the KLR team will head back to the team shop in Mooresville, N.C., for about a week before traveling to Texas for two nights of competition.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Revised NCRA Sprint Car Schedule

Park City, Kansas – February 2, 2018 - On the heels of releasing the 2018 schedule for their sprint car division, officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas has changed the dates to one of their long-standing events.

The dates for the 62nd Annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals in Hutchinson, Kansas has been changed to Friday and Saturday night, August 3-4.

Below are the current revised dates for the 2018 and remember, you can view all-things NCRA by accessing their official website www.racencra.com. 2018 schedules for all four NCRA divisions have been posted.

March 30 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

March 31 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

April 28 Southern Oklahoma Speedway Ardmore, Ok

May 26 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

May 27 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

June 9 Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, Ne

June 17 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

July 13 Humboldt Speedway Humboldt, Ks

July 14 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

Aug 3 Hutchinson Grand Nationals Hutchinson, Ks

Aug 4 Hutchinson Grand Nationals Hutchinson, Ks

Sept 1 Thunder Hill Speedway Mayetta, Ks

Sept 8 Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, Ne

Oct 6 Salina Speedway Salina, Ks

Oct 13 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

 

 

JPA Masonry Signs On To 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show

As the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show takes shape behind the scenes, the telephones are ringing and the internet is busy as another new sponsor has been added to the show in recent days. In what has proved to be a very successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing all under one roof, together they will all join forces in Phillipsburg, New Jersey for the Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2018 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a very popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, has been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since signing on with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

Joining the Dirt Track Heroes ever growing list of sponsors are the construction experts at JPA Masonry. JPA Masonry is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos and surrounding areas. Established in 2001, contractor and owner Joe Amantea has twenty plus years of experience in the masonry field which includes custom stone and design. Exceeding the customer's expectations is the normal standard for the experts at JPA Masonry. They are a family oriented business and not only building the Poconos but giving opportunities to the community by employing their workers and subcontractors.

JPA Masonry is located at 469 Industrial Park Road in Mount Pocono and is a full service, fully insured masonry company specializing in residential, commercial and industrial projects and applications. JPA Masonry will take care of your home as if it was their own as they take pride in all of the details and focus on craftsmanship. Their commercial projects facilitate the conduction of business and commerce and includes construction for retail shops, medical buildings, industrial and manufacturing facilities, professional office buildings, restaurants, hotels and just about every structure application one can think of. They have all of the resources to get your major project completed from start to finish.

Some examples of the superior work and craftsmanship completed by JPA Masonry includes the Pocono Medical Center in Bartonsville, Kalahari Resort in Mount Pocono, Pet Smart Store in the Lehigh Shopping Center, Dick's Sporting Goods in Bartonsville, Desaki Restaurant in Swiftwater and the Camelback Resort in Tannersville. For further information regarding JPA Masonry, contact them by phone at: 570-839-9656 or through email at: info@jpamasonry.com

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on contributing sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. IRCO has been a strong sponsor to the show since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, is back on board and for information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, visit their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Premio Foods is back on board for the show and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com. Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York is a new sponsor and can be reached at: 518-537-2237 or: www.upstateautoinc.com. APS Powder Coating Services has signed on for the show and can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or: apspowdercoating@gmail.com. Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts is another returning sponsor and can be reached at: 610-264-4411 or: www.adamsbrothersusedcarparts.com. Jeff's Automotive returns and can be reached at: 610-253-6565 or: www.jeffsautomotive.com. Alex's Tire is back on board and can be reached at: 610-759-8743 or: www.alexstire.com

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, 600 and 270 Sprints, Midgets, Mid Atlantic, NEWS, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Drag Racers, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Accord, New Egypt, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond, Evergreen and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net. Follow the simple instructions posted on the website to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and apparel. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

 

 

2018 TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY SEASON BEGINS APRIL 14th WORLD OF OUTLAWS FIRST UP ON THE SCHEDULE!

Haubstadt, IN - February 2, 2018. Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN, will hold this year�s season opener for the track on Saturday April 14th. The winged sprint cars of the World of Outlaws will headline the show that evening. This appearance is the only time the outlaws will race at Haubstadt during the season. It will be one great start to a varied and promising schedule consisting of twelve special events. The non-wing sprint cars will make a first appearance at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday April 28th. Spectators will witness the action as the United States Auto Club Sprints and the Midwest Sprint Car Series Sprints compete in the co-sanctioned �Spring Showdown� paying $5,000 to win. There will be two races during May. The annual �Midwest Madness� event will be followed by the �Memorial Weekend Classic.� The MOWA Wing Sprints will share the race card with MSCS on May 12th. Then on Sunday May 27th MMSA Mini Sprints will appear along with the MSCS 410 Sprints. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will continue to anchor the programs at the track. The class will make 11 appearances during the season. Plus the feature winners will receive $1,000 on April 14, July 28th, September 2nd, and October 13th. Then at the Summit Modified show on Sunday June 24th the feature will pay $1,500. That is on the date for the annual Late Model Summernationals event. Earlier that month on June 9th the MSCS Sprints will compete in a co-sanctioned event with the POWRi WAR Sprints. The winner for this �Summer Showdown� will receive $5,000. The race will mark the first time these two organizations will meet. The MOWA Wing Sprints will return to race on July 14th. It is the �Sprint Stampede� with a triple header including the MSCS Sprints and the MMSA Mini Sprints. It will be an all sprint car tripleheader! MMSA will also return to race at the �Harvest Cup� The MSCS Sprints will make 9 appearances at the track during 2018. In addition to the events already mentioned MSCS will compete in the �Hoosier Sprint Nationals� on August 11th and the �Harvest Cup� which will conclude the season on October 13th. Both of these MSCS features pay $5,000 to win. The IMCA Racesaver Sprints will be added as an additional class for the �Hoosier Sprint Nationals� this season. The �Labor Day Weekend Challenge� for MSCS on Sunday September 2nd has a $3,000 to win purse. On July 28th the speedway will host the finale of the USAC �Indiana Sprint Week.� The USAC Sprints will also return on September 15th for the one and only �Haubstadt Hustler.� This will be the biggest race of the season for non-wing sprint competitors. USAC & MSCS will both take up the challenge in this co-sanctioned event. The top prize is $10,000. The Saturday September 15th and October 13th events will have rain dates set for Sunday of that weekend. Ticket information is available by calling 812-768-5995. Ticket prices do vary for different events on the schedule The speedway also offers reserved seating. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws event will be on sale starting February 19th. Further details on each event are also available at www.tristatespeedway.com . The speedway also posts updates on face book!

For Release: Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

All-New Tyler Thompson Website is Live at TylerThompson98.com

OSWEGO, NY (February 2, 2018) – Those interested in keeping track of the progress of up and coming northeast short track racer, Tyler Thompson, can now do so through his all-new website at www.TylerThompson98.com.

The winner of last year’s DIRTcar Sportsman Invitational at the World Short Track Championships in Charlotte, NC, Thompson has spent his winter dueling with the best in TQ Midget racing as a part of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship fueled by VP Racing Fuels.

Now you can learn more about Thompson, get up to date news and results, and see where he will be racing next, all in one location at www.TylerThompson98.com.

The finale of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship fueled by VP Racing Fuels will take place at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY on February 9-10.

To learn more about how you can attend the series finale and watch Tyler in action, visit online at www.indoorautoracing.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/TeamTapoutRacing to follow Thompson and Team Tapout Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Team Tapout Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, JCB, Liftech, Lindsey Aggregates, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Performance Manufacturing, Rolfe Schnur Motorsports Marketing, S&W Firewood, Slack Karts

 

 

STRONG DEALER NETWORK PROPELS J&J AUTO RACING 14 Dealers Located Across Three Countries

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2018) – The saying goes you’re only as strong as your weakest link, and in the case of J&J Auto Racing weakness doesn’t exist.

The McKenzie, Tenn., based Sprint Car chassis manufacturer has more than 40 years of experience in putting some of the safest racecars available in the hands of dedicated and competitive race teams. Amassing over 200 wins across the globe in 2017, J&J Auto Racing will see its dealer network expand to 14 as the 2018 racing season begins.

With eleven dealers located within the continental United States, J&J Auto Racing’s reach also extends to Australia, which boasts two authorized dealers, as well as one located in New Zealand. Race teams from across the world also have direct access to both Jack & Bonnie Elam, giving the buyer a more personalized feel and understanding of their J&J Auto Racing custom-built chassis.

For a complete list of authorized J&J Auto Racing dealers, please see the list below.

DEALER NAME COUNTRY CITY/STATE/PROVINCE Camden Neon Signs Australia Tullamarine/Melbourne Maxwill Motors Australia St. Peters/South Australia JM Mechanical/Johnathon Martin New Zealand Auckland/New Zealand Behling Racing Equipment United States Butler, WI Car & Fleet Auto Parts United States Tulsa, OK Forks Finest Auto Body United States Grand Forks, ND Glenn Hepfner, Inc. United States Hartford, WI Goodno Promotions, LLC United States Knoxville, IA Highline Performance Racing United States Sedro Woolley, WA Miller Brothers Racing, LLC United States Lebanon, PA Smiley’s Racing Products of KS United States Wichita, KS Smiley’s United States Mesquite, TX Speedway Motors United States Lincoln, NE Stellar Racing Products Unites States Tulare, CA

The McKenzie, Tenn., based shop is currently taking orders for 2018. Teams can contact the shop by calling 1-800-526-5406 or by emailing jjautoracing@bellsouth.net, or by ordering from numerous J&J Auto Racing dealers in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

For a list of North American based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=usa

For a list of Australian based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=aus

For a list of New Zealand based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=nz

J&J Auto Racing will also expand its social media presence in 2018, as fans can now keep up with the manufacturer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow J&J Auto Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JJAutoRacing, on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and Instagram @jj_auto_racing. Announcements regarding promotional contests and new products will be released as plans come to fruition.

 

 

Big Plans for Up and Coming Driver James Andrichuk

by: Troy Hennig

 Granite Bay, CA – (January 31, 2018) … While the name James Andrichuk might not be a household name yet, this nine-year old driving sensation is carving out an impressive resume that will only get better. Currently enrolled in the fourth grade, Andrichuk has already earned three racing point championships, numerous main event wins and countless fast time awards in the popular and competitive quarter-midget divisions. However, the real test of his driving ability will be on display in 2018 as Andrichuk is set to compete in 15 quarter midget races across the country at venues such as Daytona, Phoenix, Chicago, Texas and the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Andrichuk is no stranger to racing. This upcoming season, James is entering his fifth season of competition behind the wheel of a racecar. As with most young drivers, Andrichuk started in the Junior Novice quarter midgets before progressing on a regular basis into higher divisions. He won the 2015 and 2016 AQMA Junior Honda points championship along with the 2016 Junior Animal points championship. Big wins have come at the 2017 Winter Nationals Lite 160 and Mini-Indy Senior Honda events. He also set a New Track Record in the Senior Honda division at the Easter Grand Nationals. This year James will also get a chance to race a handful of 600 ¾ restricted Micro Sprints.

Andrichuk is already being hailed for his smooth and calculated driving style. He admits that passing other competitors is his favorite thing about racing. “I like the longer races,” said Andrichuk. “It allows me the time to advance my positions on the track.” Obviously with any success story there are good people that surround a winner. “I want to thank my dad, Vladimir, Garrett Andrews with Competitive Suspension and Johnny Rodriguez,” said Andrichuk.

While racing takes up most of his time, James still enjoys being a kid. “I like swimming, football and playing with my friends at school,” said Andrichuk. “In fact, I want to thank my friend Collin Mitchell, and fellow racing competitor, for my new-found passion of Football.”

The Andrichuk Racing season begins February 7th in Daytona, Florida with the USAC .25 National event. To follow James Andrichuk please like his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Jrockracing/

 

 

Hectic month of February

The month ahead is hectic for the All Stars with racing at 5 different tracks in 3 different states over a 5 weekend period. Hundreds of kilometres will be clocked up and many hours of mid-week work in the shed to make it all happen. To kick off this period RD 7 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will be run this Saturday night at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham. The Series heads to their 6th race track in 7 shows. “So many different tracks challenge’s every driver and keeps everyone on even ground – no home track favourites for our guys!” Searle tells us. “We love to take our show to so many different tracks & fans and show off our talented drivers. Blue Ribbon Raceway is an awesome track to visit. The Committee have done so much work there over the past couple of seasons.”

Series champ Chris Solomon’s V83 currently sits in 2nd place in the Championship and wants to secure top points for Saturday night. Mark Caruso’s SA33 is leading the series but only has a 30 point buffer over Solomon. Elder brother Paul Solomon’s V7 sits in 3rd place. All of the top 3 are past Series Champions and you can guarantee there will be a battle between them all to become the first two time winner of the Series.

Newcomer to the All Stars is WA30 Jamie Landrigan. Landrigan is making the long haul from Port Headland in West Australia – yep that’s only 4500ks. Landrigan is a regular on the scene in WA running both 360 and 410’s and getting some good results for his short racing career. The team plan on catching about 3 shows before heading back home.

Young cousins Jack and Ben Gartner are both improving each time they hit the track and with Jack’s SA16 Cool sitting in 4th place is proof. V29 Michael Tancredi has had Crew Chief guru Tony Bartlett on the spanners for the past couple of shows and is really getting confidence in the car. Brenten Farrer’s V34 will also be working towards a podium after having a mixed season so far with mechanical issues dampening his season. SA95 Jarman Dalitz and SA69 Cody Atkins are a couple more that are making the trip across the South Australian border. Throw in hard charger SA44 Dan Evans and Mr. Consistency James Wren’s V16, V78 Chris Campbell who has run nearly every weekend this season in either a 410 or 360 and racing is guaranteed to be exciting.

Give aways for the kids, Driver autograph signing and exciting racing – what else can you wish for on a Saturday night. February 3rd Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham , 1650 Blue Ribbon Rd, Kalkee – 18k north of Horsham. Hot Laps start from 6.30pm.

 

 

ALEX’S TIRE/BREIDINGER’S SPEED SHOP RETURNS TO BE PART OF . . . .

11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT MARCH 4TH TO 10TH

As the Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues towards the opening day of the event, the management staff has been putting the many pieces in place for what will be another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 4th and run through March 10th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place.

The upcoming show is continuing to sign on sponsors to help showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show last February and were extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they received from their initial venture with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

In 2016, the show added one night (Monday, March 5th) dedicated to Drag Racing aficionados. Straight Line fever fans are in for a real treat as drag racing enthusiasts are assisting in contacting drivers who currently compete at the Island Dragway and Atco and the forgotten drag strips of Old Bridge, Harmony, Vargo, Mountain View and Flemington. Good stories are sure to abound when the rubber burning drag racing stars arrive in Phillipsburg. Dedicated Drag Racer Alex Cortezzo and his businesses, Alex's Tire and Breidingers Speed Shop, have signed on to sponsor the Monday night endeavor, March 5th. Alex has a full stable of drag racing cars he will bring out to the show.

Alex’s Tire is located at 102 Commerce Way in Stockertown, Pennsylvania and offers a full compliment of Firestone and Bridgestone passenger and truck tire sales and service. He also offers a full automotive center with alignments, state inspections and mechanical repairs. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM until 5 PM and Saturday from 9 until noon. The phone number to reach them is: 610-759-8743. One can also check out their website at: www.alexstire.com

Building on to the great reputation of Alex's Tire, Alex purchased Breidinger's Speed Shop in 2015 and has relocated the speed shop to Alex's Tire. Offering a complete array of speed and dress-up applications for passenger cars and trucks, Alex encourages everyone to stop in and browse through their extensive inventory for ideas on how to trick-up your hot rod or truck.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will assist in sponsoring this year's edition of the show. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, go to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union remains an original and strong supporter of the show and can be reached at: 908-859-1811, or at their website: www.iroccu.com

Premio Foods also returns to sponsor the show. Premio Foods, a traditional and family run business, is one of the nation's largest sausage producers. Premio's fine products are available at your local grocery store, supercenters and warehouse clubs. Crafted fresh and authentically Italian, "THE WAY SAUSAGE SHOULD BE." The Premio Foods website is: www.premiofoods.com.

Additional sponsors include Upstate Auto located in Germantown, New York with a phone number to reach them at: 518-537-2277 or at: www.upstateautoinc.com. APS Powder Coating Services has joined the fold and can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or through email at: apspowdercoating@gmail.com. Adams Brothers Used Car Parts returns to the show and can be reached at: 610-264-4411 or at: www.adamsbrothersusedautoparts.com. Jeff's Automotive returns to the show and can be reached at: 610-253-6565 or: www.jeffsautomotive.com

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or steveswp@ptd.net for additional information.

The show is open to all divisions of racing as well as drag racers, hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizeable crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Eleventh Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt.

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Busy 2018 Starts with All Stars This Weekend!

(Bill W) January 31, 2018 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team will start a busy new year with their sprint car team this weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The team, owned by Todd Carlile will try to fill their schedule with plenty of races this season.

Wayne, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is ready for a busy 2018. “We’re going to run way more 360 stuff than we will 410, but we’ll also be racing a lot more than we have the past couple years,” he says. “Todd has given us the green light to race and pick and choose.”

The team will spend at least the next three weekends in the “Sunshine State”. “We’re heading to Ocala to run the All Star deal this weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday),” says Wayne. “We’re going to stay busy in Florida. We’ll come back the next weekend at Ocala and run with USCS there. The USCS route would give us more races. Then the East Bay King of the 360’s is the following weekend.”

The schedule is TBD after East Bay. “Right now, we’re up in the air whether we’ll stick around and run some USCS shows, or we head to south Texas to run with the Outlaws,” says Wayne. “We’re just really looking forward to getting back to the track. We’ve been working hard to prepare and we’re ready to get going!”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for

Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

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Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne won the 2010 “Ronald Laney King of the 360’s” at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida. The win came aboard Glenn Styres #0x and marked the fourth consecutive year that Wayne registered a feature win in Florida. The win paid $14,500. The four wins were evenly split between 410 and 360 competition. In 2007, he won with USCS at the North Florida Speedway in Lake City. He beat the All Stars (with plenty of WoO in the house) at Volusia Speedway Park in 2008, beat the All Stars again at East Bay in 2009, before winning the “King of the 360’s” in 2010. He would return to East Bay and win the “King of the 360’s” again in 2014.

Partner of the Week – Xtreme Accu-tach

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Starts the display cycle of highest RPM, average low RPM, average high RPM and ramp time Resets any stored information if held for more than five seconds Displays the engine's current RPM for fifteen seconds while engine is running

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's with Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, City Vending and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Chalk Stix, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

STRADA TO RUN GALLAGHER WINGLESS #5G WITH USAC EAST COAST By: Jenna Shotz for BBJG Racing

LAKE ARIEL, PENNSYLVANIA (January 31st, 2018)-

Eddie Strada of Lake Ariel, PA will be piloting the BBJG Racing #5g wingless 360 sprint car with the USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series for the 2018 season.

Owner Bill Gallagher has put together a successful winged sprint car team for the last 28 years. His team has won 5 United Racing Club championships. Curt Michael has driven for Gallagher since 2008, taking many trips to victory lane together. The pair are going onto their 11th season together.

The team has had great success in the 360 ranks with wings on their cars, but they have decided to add the ten USAC-EC races to their schedule. When it came time to decide who to put in their car, Gallagher and Michael sat down and talked about their options.

Ultimately, Eddie Strada was chosen as the best fit for their team. Strada is a standout in small cars, with an impressive resume in the 600cc micro sprint division as well as the 305 class. Strada has two championships at the Hamlin Speedway and one at the Championship Energy Action Track USA in the 600cc class. Strada also gained multiple wins in the CRSA and TSRS 305 sprint series in the last three years. Eddie says, “In all my years of racing I never thought I’d be able to have the opportunity to race wingless sprint cars. That’s like, the dream.”

When asked about his decision, Curt Michael explains, “Bill and I look forward to working on our USAC East Coast Sprint Car team. Eddie is a great young person and driver. He runs a bunch of winged and wingless micro sprints, and we feel that he fits into what the USAC-EC series is all about. As a team, we will try our best to get him as comfortable in a wingless sprint car as he is in his wingless 600.”

Strada is excited about the transition and feels as though he can take what he knows about wingless micro sprint racing and translate it into a wingless sprint car. “I know it is going to be different. It is probably going to be a big learning curve, but I’m really excited for this season. I am looking forward to building a strong bond with this team and win races and have fun doing it. It’s going to be a big swing backing it into the corner instead of trying to keep the car straight with a wing on. I am just really grateful to have a supportive team behind me.”

Catch Eddie Strada and other stand-out drivers in the USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series in 2018.

Check out the schedule here: http://usaceastcoastsprintcars.myracepass.com/schedule/

Sponsor Highlights:

GEI Enterprises- http://www.mygeient.com

Valley Forge Inc.- http://www.valleyforgeinc.net

Triple X Race Co- http://www.xxxraceco.com

Kruger Trailers- https://www.krugertrailers.com

Rider Racing Engines- http://www.riderracingengines.com

K&N Air Filters- https://www.knfilters.com

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Lands Premier Ride With Silva Motorsports and Priority Aviation Services

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi is jumping on a top-notch opportunity for the 2018 season.

Scelzi will team up with veteran car owner and crew chief Paul Silva and Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation Services for a 20-race schedule, mostly encompassing the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series swings along the West Coast in the spring and the fall.

"It's probably the biggest step in my career," Scelzi said. "Working with a guy like Paul is incredible. Whatever car he's touched has been a superstar with Shane Stewart, Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu to name a few. Hopefully I can continue that trend.

"Richard and Jennifer have taken a lot of teams to the next level. I've been fortunate to get to know them and become friends with them. I appreciate their support and the opportunity they are helping provide."

The first event for the Silva Motorsports Inc. No. 57 is the World of Outlaws doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Feb. 28 and March 1.

"I definitely think he has a lot of talent and a lot of ability," Silva said. "He will be racing with the World of Outlaws, which he has yet to do. It's totally different. It's something I'm looking forward to."

The Priority Aviation Services backed team is slated to tackle approximately 17 World of Outlaws shows in Nevada, California, Washington and Oregon with the season potentially wrapping up at the famed Trophy Cup in October.

"Gio is obviously a very talented kid," Richard Marshall said. "I was looking to fill a seat for the Chili Bowl when I was hanging out with Kyle Larson a few months back. Jennifer and I have tried to give a young kid a shot the last few years. I asked Kyle to give me a name. He said Gio. He didn't even hesitate. I've got to know Gio and his family. Every time I sit down with him I feel like I'm talking to a 40-year-old man, not a 16-year-old. He's a great kid."

More information about the team, including the full schedule, will be released in the near future.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Priority Aviation Services

Priority Aviation Services, which is based in San Antonio, Texas, focuses on three areas in aviation - managing planes, providing pilots for private plane owners and brokerage.

"Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation Services have quickly become much more than a sponsor," Scelzi said. "I appreciate their friendship and support, and I can't wait to take advantage of the opportunity they have helped provide."

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

 

 

Champion Oil Now Available at Keystone Automotive

(Clinton, MO / 02.01.18) Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., based in Exeter, Pennsylvania now offers the complete line of Champion Racing and Performance Motor Oils, Chemicals, Additives, and Lubricants. http://www.keystoneautomotive.com/

Keystone is the leading distributor and marketer of specialty automotive equipment and accessories in North America, serving the diverse interests and needs of auto enthusiasts and their installers across the US and Canada. During Keystone’s 45+ year history, they have grown from a single auto parts store to become a critical link between a highly fragmented group of suppliers and an even more fragmented base of customers.

The company operates 7 distribution centers and 47 cross-docks in the United States and Canada. Their distribution network utilizes over 350 trucks/trailers to provide next-day or two-day delivery to customers in 48 states and 9 provinces in Canada. They also export to more than 70 countries. http://www.keystoneautomotive.com/

“It has always been extremely important for Champion to identify businesses that shares the same goals and has the ability to provide first class service and product support,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of National Sales for Champion. “Keystone clearly fits the stringent criteria we have identified to distribute our products.”

Champion Brands, LLC is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 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 call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.Championbrands.com

 

 

Red Hawk Casino returns as Placerville Speedway title sponsor in 2018

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 31, 2018…With the 2018 season in sight the Placerville Speedway is pleased to announce that Red Hawk Casino has returned as title sponsor for the upcoming campaign at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile.

The Placerville Speedway is entering its 53rd season of competition and the third under the leadership of promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold of Russell Motorsports Inc. Since opening in 1965 the high-banked, red-clay bullring has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California and is just a short drive up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

After recently being named Winged 360 Sprint Car Promoter of the Year, Russell is anticipating a strong 2018 slate and spoke about the return of Red Hawk Casino as title sponsor of the venue, “We are definitely excited to continue the long standing partnership with Red Hawk Casino and appreciate their support of Placerville Speedway and the surrounding community,” said Russell. “We are looking forward to a great season and Red Hawk is a big part of that, so we couldn’t be happier.”

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) is deeply committed to sustaining and improving the quality of life in El Dorado County. The Tribe and its Red Hawk Casino are honored to make a substantial economic and social impact in the county.

Chairman of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Nicholas Fonseca said, “The Tribe and its Red Hawk Casino are proud of our long-term partnership with Placerville Speedway. Placerville Speedway offers great family fun for our community.”

Voted Sacramento’s Best Casino, Red Hawk boasts magnificent views and a natural setting and provides a first-class gaming experience. Located on a beautiful hilltop less than 20 minutes east of Sacramento on Highway 50, Red Hawk is the gamblers oasis with more than 2,500 slots, a variety of table games and award-winning dining. Prior to the races and afterwards be sure to make Red Hawk your destination for fun! To learn more about Red Hawk Casino visit their official website https://www.redhawkcasino.com/

To learn more about the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, visit www.shinglespringsrancheria.com

The Placerville Speedway will open the racing season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Wednesday March 21. To purchase tickets for Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Showdown presented by NAPA Auto Parts visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG&eventId=29581

The first of 17 Red Hawk Casino championship point races then kicks-off with “Student Night” on Saturday March 24. Weekly divisions this season will be comprised of the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models & Pure Stocks. Several traveling divisions will also be a part of weekly events at various points of the year including the BCRA Midgets, BCRA Midget Lites, the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association, Mini Trucks and IMCA Sport Mods.

Visits by the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series and the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour also dot the schedule throughout the season.

The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office by calling 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Join over 9600 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 season. You can also find us on Twitter by following at https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, we are also on Instagram @PvilleSpeedway

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. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com/

 

 

Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint League Added to Ultimate ASCS Challenge Night!

(Bill W) January 30, 2018 – Two great nights of racing just got greater! For the first time since 2013, non-wing sprints return to the Osky Challenges. The Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint League will join the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series to comprise the Searsboro Telephone Ultimate ASCS Challenge on Tuesday, August 7!

On Monday, August 6, the Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge will again pay $20,000 to win to the 410 sprint cars headlining the event! The IMCA Racesaver division will again be in action on Monday night. Hot laps will be at 7 p.m. both nights.

With 410, 360 and 305 winged sprint cars, and now non-wing sprinters tackling the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, there is something for every open wheel fan!

“The WAR is on!” says promoter Terry McCarl. “I’m really happy to have the non-wing sprints. Casey Shuman, Brooke Rowden and their gang are doing a great job with the WAR series and we want to help them grow. We want to see the Ultimate Challenge continue to grow and get back to where it was as well. I love non-wing cars. When Jesse Hockett won the Ultimate Challenge back in 2009. That night was the most exciting sprint car event top to bottom that I’ve been a part of in my life!”

“We’re really excited about Tuesday,” continued McCarl. “WAR will be a great compliment to the ASCS National tour, and we think it’s a great bargain for $25. Of course, if fans buy early, they will save a bit as well.”

Of course, in addition to the purses, great contingencies will be a part of both night’s events as well. “I think that’s one of the things that draws competitors,” says Terry. “We always have giveaways for every race, for hard-charger, etc. We’d love for companies to join us and get involved. We think it’s great exposure for them as well, and everything goes to the racers. Just give us a call!”

Changes in Ticket Sales

The top three rows in every section will be reserved. Previously, all seats were reserved in the grandstands. If you had tickets in 2017, you can renew starting Tuesday, February 6 by calling 515 957-0020. Those fans have until Tuesday, April 17 to reserve their tickets.

“It was turning into a real mess at the ticket office with all reserved seats the day of the show,” says Terry. “This will help everything flow smoother in the ticket line on race day, and give fans the option of where they’d like to sit.”

Tickets will be $30 for Monday and $25 for Tuesday. Children’s tickets will be $15.

Infield Party Passes will be $25, with children admitted for $5 there. No vehicles over eight feet tall are admitted in the infield. Production vehicles only are allowed, and there is no scaffolding allowed.

If tickets for both days are purchased by Monday, July 30, grandstand tickets will be $50 for both days.

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

 

 

Helms Heading to Florida for All Star Events at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Jan. 30, 2018) - Caleb Helms knows the importance of qualifying as he invades Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., this Thursday through Saturday for the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

The tripleheader will open his season and it's at a unique track that takes time to master.

"Bubba Raceway Park is egg-shaped and can be really tricky," he said. "I think it's one of the those tracks that just takes lots of laps to lead to success of winning races and earning podium finishes. We've had some good runs there, but in all honesty if we expect to compete for wins or podiums this weekend we'll need to be on our 'A' game in qualifying."

Helms raced at the track three times last season and his best result of 15 th came the night he qualified in the top 10. That led to a heat race win and a spot in the dash, which started him in the front half of the field for the A Main.

"We didn't come home with the best results at Bubba Raceway Park last year, but I really feel confident returning there this year based on what we learned," he said. "I'm excited for the challenge this weekend and to see how we progress.

"I think we will start the season off strong because this is the first winter our crew chief Andy Potter has been with the team. Winter preparation is key. Andy came on board early last year, but we didn't have him the previous winter. Now with a full year under our belt together I think we can really take off."

His best result at the track was a ninth-place finish in 2014.

Helms will also compete in Florida the following week - Feb. 7-11 - during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville. The first two nights are All Star events and the final three nights are sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"The DIRTcar Nationals is a fun event because you have five straight nights of racing at the same track," he said. "You can learn a lot when you race at the same track multiple days in a row. I always feel like racing down there to start the season is an advantage before the season begins in Ohio, Pennsylvania and the East, where we race most of the time."

Helms posted his career-best DIRTcar Nationals result of 13th last year.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., for the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Big Jerk: Premium, Gourmet Jerky With Attitude

Big Jerk has gourmet jerky flavors for all tastes, from bacon pork jerky to beef jerky with face-kicking heat. For more information, visit http://www.BigJerk.com.

"We're excited to have Big Jerk jerky as part of our team this year," Helms said. "Their jerky is second to none."

Helms would also like to thank Helms Construction Inc., Ferguson, Leiber's Garage and Helms and Sons Excavating for their continued support.

 

 

Sponsors Gathering for the Syracuse Motorsports Expo

SYRACUSE, NY – Just a few weeks after the official announcement of the 32nd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo under the promotion of Jeremie Corcoran, sponsors have been forming to make the show the largest and most successful to date.

The Expo would like to announce FX Caprara Car Companies, Ferris Mowers and VP Racing Fuels as presenting sponsors along with Super Gen Products/Champion Generators sponsoring the best appearing display.

Charlie Caprara has been a major backer of all forms of motorsports in the Central and Upstate NY area for years and is continuing with a new partnership with the Expo. Look for a FX Caprara display at the show and also the FX name flanked on many cars that will be on hand. For more information, please visit http://www.fxchevy.com/

Ferris® has been providing its customers with high quality products and solutions for more than 100 years. The first and only commercial mowing brand to offer suspension on its mower via a patented suspension system, Ferris remains on the cutting edge by blending technology with innovative mowing designs. They have also been backing all forms of motorsports from coast to coast for many years as well. Please visit https://www.ferrismowers.com/na/en_us/home.html

VP Fuels returns as a major backer for Corcoran’s promotions coming off the very successful Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show. The Expo in March located at the New York State Fairgrounds will be powered by VP Racing Fuels. For more information, take a look at https://vpracingfuels.com/

Paul Cole and Super Gen Products just recently signed on as the title sponsor for the best appearing display. A panel of judges will have their hands full picking out the overall best display from a wide array of booths that will be on hand. The display picked will take home a brand new Champion Generator valued at over $1,000. To see the fine line of products by Super Gen you can visit https://www.supergenproducts.com/

The show is already 65% filled and for all your information please click on https://www.syracusemotorsportsexpo.com/ . Track and Vendor booth space and car entry forms are all ready to look at and space registrations are being taken. The Facebook page has also been launched and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Syracuse-Motorsports-Expo-1658774524179697/

Several other sponsorship programs are still available and for more details you can contact Corcoran at NortheastRacingProducts@yahoo.com or call 315.374.2839

The show is set for Saturday and Sunday March 10 and 11. For over 32 years, the Syracuse Motorsports Expo has annually kicked off the racing season on the Northeast and Canada and the 2018 version will be no different.

 

 

Performance Racegear and KRE offer Classic Support

With the dust barely settled following Corey McCullagh’s stunning 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic victory, the Premier Speedway Club is excited to announce the continuation of two fantastic Classic relationships.

Having experienced the Classic as a major supporting partner of the event for the first time in 2018, Mike Nairn from Performance Racegear, was quick to offer a continuation of his amazing support for a second time ahead of the 2019 Classic, which as previously announced will enjoy the Naming Rights support of South West Conveyancing.

Performance Racegear, who provide race suits and equipment for some of Sprintcar Racing’s biggest names including James McFadden, Corey McCullagh, Marcus Dumesny, Lisa walker, Shaun Bradford, Luke Dillon, Jason Johnson and Kerry Madsen to name but a few, have invested heavily not only in the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, but also the sport in general having relocated from Western Australia, to a new Warehouse in Koroit (just west of Warrnambool), from which they can service all-of their valued clients in a professional and efficient manner.

The Performance Racegear Product is no stranger to victory lane either, with their suits having now adorned the last two Classic Champions as well as assisting Kerry Madsen to his past two Australian Championship triumph’s.

Joining Performance Racegear, and the previously signed Lady Bay Resort as supporting sponsors of the Classic for 2019 is Ken and Wendy McNamara from KRE Race Engines.

KRE have been supporting the Classic for many years now and again will be an integral part of the event in 2019.

“To have Mike and his team at Performance Racegear back on board for 2019 as well as Ken and Wendy from KRE Race Engines is just fantastic for the Classic as an event leading into the 47th running of the Classic next January”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“With South West Conveyancing having also re-committed as the Naming Rights Partner of the event, along with the Lady Bay Resort, it provides us with a terrific springboard to work with over essentially the next 12 months, we honestly couldn’t be more pleased to have these great companies and more importantly great people offering their support”, he added.

Performance Racegear joins the Lady Bay Resort and KRE Race Engines as returning supporters of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic which will be held from Friday January 18 through to Sunday January 20, 2019.

About Performance Racegear:

Performance Racegear was founded in June 2013 by Mike Nairn and Business partner Peter Rullo and was based in Perth WA to bring the best in world leading Motorsport brands to Australia, Performance Racegear travel interstate regularly to various meetings to visit their growing customer base and visit expos globally to bring back the best in Motorsport Apparel to Australia.

The Business and Mike Nairn relocated to Koroit Victoria in May 2017 to give a better access to more customers and to many Melbourne based teams plus putting themselves in the heart of Speedway country.

Performance Racegear have been chosen by European Suppliers as Australian Importers for P1 Advanced Racewear, Schroth Frontal Head Restraints and Harnesses, SPA Fire Systems, Turn One Products from Oreca Store.

About KRE Race Engines: The adage the harder you work, the luckier you get is an apt description of the team at KRE Race Engines. Ken and Wendy McNamara have progressed from essentially what was a backyard business to an ultra-successful fully dedicated workshop in the southern Brisbane suburb of Capalaba. Renowned not only as a winning Speedway engine builder but also providing the V8 motivation behind the Red Bull Racing Australia and Tekno Autosports Supercar teams to name a couple. Ken started KRE 20 years ago and the company evolved into building predominantly Sprintcar engines, before taking on the challenge of V8 Supercars. Last year KRE built over 100 Sprintcar / Speedway race engines not including their V8 Supercars program. Ken still enjoys Dynoing all the Engines so he can keep an eye on how they perform. KRE Race Engines have a full parts inventory system so they can keep track of stock and what parts each engine has in it. KRE Race Engines also work closely with their parts suppliers in the USA and here in Australia, to enable them to stock custom parts suited specifically to KRE Engines.

 

 

RACING XTRAVANGZA READY TO TAKE CENTER STAGE
By Brad Vores for Racing Xtravaganza

Race fans have been counting down the days for winter to be history and ready for dirt to be flying around Central Pennsylvania.

But before we see dirt, the annual Racing Xtravaganza presented by BAPS Auto Paints show is first up and will take center stage this Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4 at the Utz Arena at the York Expo Center.

Like in years past, Racing Xtravaganza will have a lot to offer all weekend long.

But perhaps the highlight of the 2018 show will be the BAPS Auto Paints $2K to win Cornhole Drivers Challenge.

The Cornhole Challenge will feature 32 drivers that have signed up to compete for BAPS Auto Paints sponsorship. Drivers will compete for $1K to win, however, can win $2K if their race car is on display at the show.

“Each year we try to add new elements to the show for the fans,” stated show owner Scott Gobrecht. “We are really excited to have over 32 drivers competing in the BAPS Auto Paints Cornhole Challenge. We feel this is a feature that will only continue to grow.”

Another new feature to this years show, will be Free RC Racing for fans. Fans can test their driving skills on a radio-controlled racing system that provides exciting 1/18 scale stock car racing.

Back again this year will be the always popular Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center “Kids Zone” where the future of the sport will be able to spend time entertaining themselves during the show.

“There is no age limit to being a race fan,” Gobrecht added. “That is why we try to have something for kids, teens, parents, and of course our seniors. “Our hope is for race fans of all ages to build strong relationships through the sport of racing. Racing Xtravaganza is a great place to start making those connections.”

Over 130 race vehicles will be on display for fans to get an up close look and two of those vehicles will be on display for the first time ever.

Two newly restored Weikert Livestock Sprint Cars will be on display to bring some nostalgia to the show, of course the cars formerly owned by one of the most decorated sprint car owners in the history of the sport-Bob Weikert.

“The opportunity to showcase not one, but two Weikert Livestock Cars came about through talks with Ike Weikert late last year,” stated Gobrecht. “They worked hard to have the cars ready and we feel extremely honored to have fans view these cars at the show for the first time.”

Driver Meet and Greets and the always popular Miss Racing Xtravaganza Pageant presented by Bricker’s Famous French Fries will take place on the Viper Risk Management Group Main Stage.

Kylie Glatfelter, Miss Racing Xtravaganza 2017 will pass on her crown to a new queen Saturday night to close the show.

Many drivers have signed up for the Meet and Greets all weekend long including Michelle Devilbiss, Joe Moss, Scott Dellinger, Kenny Edkin, Garrett Williamson, Ronnie Grinestaff, Bobby Beard, Chase Billet, Austin Quick, Jim Randy, Brian Carber, Brock Zearfoss, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Adrian Shaffer, Kyle Craker, Billy Nye and John Scarborough along with crew chiefs Scott Zellers, Aaron Long and Jake Hinkle. There will also be a special Meet and Greet with Walt Kline, the original founder of Racing Xtravaganza.

Numerous seminars during the weekend are likely to be standing room only as years past and some of the featured seminars in the Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room will be York County Racing Club, Sponsorship for your Race Team, PASS/IMCA Sprints, BAPS Motor Speedway, Tour Four Chapel Service, Track Safety and Making Drag Racing Great Again and Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

The Central PA Blood Mobile will be on hand Sunday with a $10 gift certificate to BAPS Motor Speedway for donors.

Show times are 10am until 9pm on Saturday, February 3 and 10am until 4pm on Sunday, February 4.

Admission will be $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $10 for Youth on Saturday but Free on Sunday and Kids 10 and Under admitted Free both days.

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

 

RACING XTRAVANGANZA SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 3, 2018

10 a.m. Doors open to public
10:30 a.m. BAPS “Finishing First” Cornhole Challenge Kick Off – UTZ Arena
11 a.m. York County Racing Club Seminar – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Kid Zone open – Sponsored by Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center
11:30 a.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Drag Car Drivers Michelle Devilbliss and Joe Moss – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
1 p.m. Sponsorship Seminar presented by Jeremy Elliott and Kolten Gouse – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
1:30 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Super Sportsman Drivers Scott Dellinger, Kenny Edkin and Garrett Williamson – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
3 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Late Model Drivers Ronnie Grinestaff, Bobby Beard and Chase Billet – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
3:30 p.m. PASS/IMCA Sprints Seminar – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
4:30 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Micro Drivers Austin Quick, Jim Randy and Brian Carber
5 p.m. BAPS Motor Speedway Seminar presented by Kolten Gouse – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
5:30 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with 410 Sprint Car Drivers Brock Zearfoss, Gerard McIntyre Jr. and Adrian Shaffer – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
6 p.m. Meeting for all Miss Racing Xtravaganza contestants – Green Room
6:15 p.m. Meet & Greet with Walt Kline, the original founder of Racing Xtravaganza – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
7:30 p.m. Miss Racing Xtravaganza Pageant presented by Bricker’s Famous French Fries – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
9 p.m. Doors Close

Sunday, February 4, 2018

10 a.m. Doors open to public
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Central PA Blood Mobile – $10 gift certificate to BAPS Motor Speedway
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Turn Four Chapel Service by Pastor Dave Miller – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kid Zone open – Sponsored by Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center
11 a.m. Track Safety and Making Drag Racing Great Again Seminar – presented by South Mountain Raceway – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
11:30 a.m. Driver Meet & Greet with PASS/IMCA Drivers Kyle Kraker, Billy Nye, John Scarborough – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
12:30 p.m. Meeting for all Jr. Miss Racing Xtravaganza contestants – Green Room
1 p.m. Jr. Miss Racing Xtravaganza Pageant presented by Bricker’s Famous French Fries – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
1:30 p.m. Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Seminar presented by Lynn Paxton – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
2:30 p.m. BAPS “Finishing First” Cornhole Finals – UTZ Arena
2:30 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Crew Chiefs Scott Zellers, Aaron Long and Jake Hinkle – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
3:15 p.m. Awards Presentation and Closing Ceremonies – People’s Choice Award presented by ServiceMaster Clean
4 p.m. Show Closes

 

Northern California native Ryan Robinson ready for another busy season of racing from coast to coast

Foresthill, CA – January 30, 2018…Fresh off a strong outing at the Chili Bowl a few weeks back Foresthill, California’s Ryan Robinson now turns his attention towards an aggressive schedule of events in 2018, set to compete primarily once again with Keith Kunz Motorsports in the Midwest.

The 17-year-old was part of an impressive contingent of Californian’s that had success at the annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After finishing sixth on his preliminary night, Robinson backed that up by transferring out of a B-main and then drove from 19th to 11th in the 55-lap championship finale on Saturday.

“It was pretty special to have such a great run at the Chili Bowl this year,” Robinson commented. “When you have over 300 cars in the building and some of the best drivers on the planet competing, just making the main event is a feat, so to finish 11th after transferring out the semi was awesome. It was also pretty cool to be one of 11 drivers from California in the feature as well.”

With confidence under his belt Robinson is now eager to open the season in Florida with the POWRI National Midget League at Bubba Raceway Park on February 9 and 10. He will continue to compete out of the Keith Kunz Motorsports stable this season, running with both the USAC National Midget Series and POWRI. He also plans to run around 15 events in the family owned Winged 360 Sprint Car back home in California with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, as well as weekly events at Silver Dollar Speedway and Placerville Speedway.

Robinson is coming off a season that saw him have a great run at the prestigious Pepsi Midget Nationals in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, where he finished second in the feature after starting from the fifth row. At one point he overtook veteran Zach Daum for the lead, only to have a late-race caution allow Daum the opportunity to get back around on a restart.

Shortly after that event however, Robinson then suffered a concussion and a detached retina during an accident at the Belleville Nationals while running fourth in the A-main, which left him on the sidelines for two months. He was able to come back though and finished the season with a strong run from 25th to eighth at the Turkey Night Grand Prix in Ventura.

“Last season I was knocking on the door constantly and came close, but couldn’t quite seal the deal,” he said. “Our performance at the Pepsi Nationals gave us lots of momentum and then I had the accident at Belleville that caused me to miss some time. This year we’re going to mainly run the midget once again thanks to the support of Abreu Vineyards. After everything that went on last year and the great run at Chili Bowl I’m really fired up for 2018. I definitely feel that I’m the most prepared and confident I’ve ever been going into a season.”

He further spoke about the support he receives from the Abreu family, “What David Abreu, the Abreu family and all the Abreu Vineyards employees have done for not only me, but also for the sport of racing within the last decade is incredible. They really have a huge passion for racing. They have also inspired me to become a better person and dig deep to accomplish life goals. I couldn’t be more grateful with the relationship I have with them.”

Ryan Robinson would like to thank Dave and Rico Abreu of Abreu Vineyards, Bullard Construction, M and L Plumbing, Papa Chuck, Steve and Sharon Katonis, Keith Kunz Motorsports, Joes Racing Products, Brown Eagle Racing, JB Enterprise, Rodney Tiner Racing, Kaeding Performance, Morrison Concrete, Gary Morgan Graphics, Joe VonSchriltz and Walker Performance Filtration for their support in 2018.

Upcoming Races-

Friday February 9: Bubba Raceway Park - POWRI National Midgets Saturday February 10: Bubba Raceway Park - POWRI National Midgets

Social Spotlight-

Follow Ryan Robinson on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RyanRobinsonRcn , Instagram @ryanrobinsonrcn and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ryan.robinson.9406417?ref=br_rs

GT Promotions-

GT Promotions is a media company focusing on public relations & social media managing for motorsports venues, series, race teams and more. Since 2006 we have worked with numerous clients to boost exposure through our various channels. To inquire about becoming a part of the GT Promotions team simply email gary7n@sbcglobal.net & to keep up with our work follow https://twitter.com/garythomasGT

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (January 30, 2018) – Merritt Speedway has announced that Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will return to Merritt Speedway on Saturday, August 25.

Sprints On Dirt, in its first year of competition, 1980, raced at Merritt Speedway. The late Jerry Carmen won there on Sunday, August 3. The speedway has been a regular stop throughout most of SOD’s history since then.

Britton, Michigan’s Dan McCarron has found Merritt Speedway to be one of his favorite tracks. He drove to his second win at the speedway last August. McCarron was the class of the field as he took the lead on lap nine and fought off all challengers to win over 2017 SOD champion Steve Irwin and Ryan Ruhl.

“Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track” erected new aluminum bleachers and impressive Musco lighting a year ago, making the speedway a showplace. New clay helped make 2017 SOD races among the best ever at the speedway.

Check out Merritt Speedway at www.merrittspeedwaymi.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MerrittSpeedwayMI. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Veal’s Strong Australian Title

Despite missing out on a podium in last weekend’s Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway in South Australia, Jamie Veal still managed to come away with a pleasing top-five finish.

The Krikke Motorsport team driver had qualified on the outside of the front row for Saturday night’s Australian Championship-deciding feature race and sat in second place for the first half of the 40-lap distance, before the track changed when the rubber came in, which saw Veal lose a spot to eventual winner Kerry Madsen. From there, Veal stayed in third place for the bulk of the second half of the race, before losing third place to Matt Egel in the closing stages and having to settle for fourth place.

Apart from a top-five finish in the Australian Championship decider, the team’s weekend highlight was Veal’s dominant preliminary feature-race win on the Friday night ahead of Kerry Madsen and Brooke Tatnell.

Veal had qualified in pole position for the preliminary feature race, but he had opted to start from the outside of the front row. From the drop of the green flag, he powered to the lead and came away with a comfortable win at the completion of the 25-lap distance.

For Veal and the team, it was their second feature-race win of the season and it provided them with a confidence boost.

“It was good to bounce back from the previous weekend’s disappointment at the Grand Annual Classic,” commented the driver of the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing backed Maxim.

“Although it was tough to miss out on a podium at the Australian Championship, we had a really strong weekend and the goal for the rest of the season is to build on that as we chase the World Series Sprintcars Championship.”

This Friday and Saturday night, the WSS Championship resumes after a three-week break in Tasmania at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway for rounds eight and nine. The last time Veal visited the state was back when he contested the 2014 Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship.

Heading down to Tasmania, Veal currently sits third in the standings, behind leader Kerry Madsen (2147) and defending WSS Champion James McFadden (2027), with a total of 1707 points.

The Krikke Motorsport team’s 2017-18 season team merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies and hats which are available in a range of sizes, can be purchased through the team’s online store via the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store. Fans can also purchase merchandise at the track with cash or directly from the Bunbury Subaru dealership.

Krikke Motorsport would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Orrcon Steel, Darby’s Paints, Bunbury Toyota, BR Motorsports, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, and Redline Media.

To find out more about the Krikke Motorsport team and to keep up to date with current news and results, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Family First for Keens

The Keens Race Team had twice the reason to celebrate last Saturday night at Esperance Speedway, when team drivers and brothers Daniel and Michael achieved the team’s first 1-2 finish in the 360 Sprintcars class in what was the final 360 Power Series round.

Taking a lot of confidence out of Friday night’s Power Series round at Kalgoorlie International Speedway, where Daniel placed third in the feature race ahead of Michael in fourth, the brothers knew that they had what it took to challenge at the pointy end in Saturday night’s event.

With Daniel lining up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap feature race and Michael starting out of position five, having determined their starting positions in the pole dash, it wasn’t long before they found themselves both occupying the front row, after some carnage on the opening lap resulted in a full restart and a number of rivals sidelined.

Getting the jump on his younger brother at the drop of the green flag, Daniel was too good for the remainder of the feature race, while Michael also went unchallenged throughout the distance, with the pair coming away with what was a convincing 1-2 result.

“First and second is a great result for the team and a real testament to the work we continue to put in for each race meeting,” commented Daniel, who, along with his brother, has struggled to find speed in his car since returning from his American campaign earlier this season due to his reduced schedule.

“We’re definitely still getting up to speed with our car setups this season, after having experienced so much time away from the track, but Saturday night’s result shows that we’re moving in the right direction.”

Earlier in the night, Daniel was the highest point scorer heading into the pole dash, by virtue of a third and first-place result in his heat races, while Michael came away with a second and third-place finish in his heat races.

Daniel and Michael are hoping to participate in the final two World Series Sprintcars Championship rounds at the Perth Motorplex on February 24 and 25, so that they can gain as much experience as possible at the track before returning there on March 17-18 for the Australian 360 Sprintcar Title.

Daniel and Michael are proudly supported by the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Dynamite Dan’s Cleaning Services, Keens Driver Training, Keenquip Race Gear, Mainfreight, Quick Smart Products, Diesel Force, and D&R Machining. Special thanks: John, Heather, Rachel, Kenedy and crew.

To find out more about Keen and the Keens Race Team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Keens Race Team.

 

 

Oswego’s 2018 Season, Classic Weekend Ticket Packages Announced

OSWEGO, NY (January 29, 2018) - Oswego Speedway has released ticket pricing and packages for the regular season as well as the 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend which is set to take place this September.

Season tickets are in the process of being printed and will go on sale shortly. Tickets will be available for pick up in the speedway office at 300 East Albany Street in Oswego on Saturdays throughout the winter months.

Both general admission and reserved seating packages are available for the speedway’s main grandstand along with year long VIP tower suite packages plus pit passes for the speedway’s regular season. In addition, passes will also carry into Budweiser International Classic Weekend set to take place August 31-September 2.

Regular season grandstands packages for 2018 are priced at $135 for general admission seating and $185 for reserved seating. This package includes all regular season racing events with the exception of Classic Weekend. For those aged 60 and up, a $30 senior citizen discount will again be available as done in years past.

Season pit passes will also be split between the regular season and Classic Weekend. Regular season passes will be $300 and passes that include all three days of Classic Weekend will be marked at $425.

Yearlong admission to Oswego’s VIP area, which includes the sky deck, suites, and more in the tower located above the grandstands, is set at just $600 for regular season events. This price also includes all you can eat food and beverage, air conditioned seating, HD television coverage of the on track action, and much more.

Oswego Speedway will kick off the 2018 season on Saturday, May 26 with the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Tickets for Oswego Speedway’s 68th consecutive season of action are now on sale for regular shows as well as the 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend. To purchase tickets or pick up a camping sticker, stop in the office during winter hours of 11am to 4pm on Saturdays. For more information, call (315) 342-0646 or email jreebel@oswegospeedway.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at www.OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

2018 Season Ticket Options

Season without Classic:

GA - $135

Res - $185

Pit - $300

Tower - $600

Season with Classic:

GA - $215

Res - $265

Pits - $425

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Start Season This Weekend in Florida With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Jan. 29, 2018) - Kerry Madsen will kick off his second season with Big Game Motorsports this weekend in Florida.

Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team are slated to compete Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala for the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

"I'm excited to get back with the Big Game team and start our season," he said. "We had a great season last year. We gelled really quickly and that led to a lot of success so I can't wait to see how we can build on that this year."

Madsen set quick time twice, made the dash all three nights and netted a pair of top-five feature finishes, including a win, during an All Star tripleheader at Bubba Raceway Park last year.

"It's a unique track that I've adapted to fairly well," he said. "Turns one and two are sweeping and turns three and four are like the top of an egg. I feel pretty comfortable there and I think that's an important part of being successful."

Madsen has five feature victories in the last four seasons at the oval, which offers him plenty of confidence. He also enters this weekend fresh off his third straight Australian championship.

"It was a great, great time in Australia," said Madsen, who earned a handful of wins in Australia in the last few weeks. "I think that helps being able to race during the winter in Australia and then come back to the United States without any layoff. It helped us get off to a fast start in the Big Game car last year and I think it will do the same this year."

The Muddy backed team produced eight wins, 34 top fives and 51 top 10s in 59 races last season.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., for the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid ™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2018.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Thrilled to Tackle Tasmania the Next Two Weekends With World Series Sprintcars

Inside Line Promotions - WARRNAMBOOL, Victoria, Australia (Jan. 29, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi is excited to venture to a new track in a new state this week.

Scelzi and the Wormall Motorsport team will tackle Gulf Western Independent Oils Raceway in Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia, with the World Series Sprintcars on Friday and Saturday.

"It's always fun to be able to explore Australia and see different parts of the country," he said. "This will certainly be a new challenge for us and one I'm looking forward to."

Tasmania is Australia's only island state and will host back-to-back weekends as the World Series Sprintcars will compete on Feb. 10 at Solo Hobart Speedway in New Norfolk following the doubleheader in Latrobe.

Scelzi has earned a trio of top-10 finishes during the last month in Australia. His best result of seventh place came twice and the goal for this weekend is to continue improvement.

"We've had some really good runs over here," he said. "We want to get our first top five, our first podium, our first win. I'm so grateful for the opportunity Wormall Motorsport has given me and we're working hard to earn our first victory together."

Scelzi ranks 10th in overall points out of at least 100 competitors halfway through the 14-race World Series Sprintcars schedule. He is only 17 points behind seventh place in the standings entering this weekend's action.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Gulf Western Independent Oils Raceway in Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia, with the World Series Sprintcars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

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"When you look around the pits almost every car has Weld Wheels," Scelzi said. "The majority of people run their product because of its strength and durability. Last weekend we were banging up against the cushion and the wheels held up great."

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

 

 

Millstream Speedway Paying $10,000-to-Win Rick Ferkel Classic on Final Night of All Star Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Jan. 29, 2018) - Millstream Speedway is gearing up for a spectacle this summer when it hosts the final night of the famed Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The half-mile oval welcomes 'America's Series' on Sunday, June 23, for its second of three All Star shows this season. The event pays $10,000 to win and is titled the Rick Ferkel Classic in honor of the racing veteran.

"I was pretty honored to have that happen," he said. "It's really neat when people remember. It makes you feel good inside.

"I think Millstream Speedway is a sleeping giant. They have restaurants and motels around them. It's all convenient. The key is getting (the fans) in and out. Three hours is about the length of their attention span. If they can get them in and out it will be real successful. I think it will happen."

Ferkel began racing sprint cars in the early 1970s and Findlay was his hometown for approximately a decade during the early portion of his career.

"We had some really good times there," he said. "We won several features and we set some track records there."

Kear's Speed Shop, which is only about a 40-minute drive from Millstream Speedway, sponsored Ferkel since the early 1970s.

"I think it's beautiful and I'm tickled to death Millstream would come back for three shows," Kear's Speed Shop Co-Founder Shirley Kear said. "Rick cut his teeth over there and he loved that track. It was a good race track and everyone loved it. It had a lot of great races there."

Ferkel will serve as the crew chief for Trevor Baker this season. Helping young drivers has become a second career for Ferkel since he hung up his helmet following a hall of fame driving career.

"I feel you should give back," he said. "I think guys need to give back to the sport."

Shane and Larry Helms, who took over running Millstream Speedway this season, are trying to do that as well. Their first All Star show - named the Bob Hampshire Classic in honor of another local legend - is slated for May 27, which is the Sunday during Memorial Day Weekend.

Following the Rick Ferkel Classic, Millstream Speedway will host the All Stars on Monday, Sept. 3, during Labor Day Weekend.

"We're thrilled to honor greats like Rick Ferkel and Bob Hampshire," Shane Helms said. "Rick had a lot of success in our area and continued that when he went racing on the road. In my opinion at one time these two were as good as anyone at their craft. When Rick was running at his best he'd beat anyone. We're proud to be able to host a Rick Ferkel Classic and have it wrap up the Ohio Sprint Speedweek, which is a marquee week-long event that takes hard work and dedication to get through."

Start times, ticket prices and information about support classes for all three races will be released in the near future.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MillstreamSpeedway.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Millstream.Speedway

MILLSTREAM SPEEDWAY -

Millstream Speedway is a semi-banked, half-mile oval located in Findlay, Ohio. The track will reopen in 2018 and will feature three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races on May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend), June 23 (Ohio Speedweek) and Sept. 3 (Labor Day Weekend).

 

 

NCRA Releases Fifteen-Race Sprint Car Slate!

Park City, Kansas – January 29, 2018 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products released their 2018 360-ci sprint car schedule at the series year - end banquet this past Saturday. The schedule consists of a fifteen-race schedule competing of seven different tracks and two new venues.

The 29th consecutive season for the series sprint car division will once again kick off at 81 Speedway in Park City with the eighth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” on Friday and Saturday night, March 30-31. Saturday night’s championship feature finale champion will take home $13,000 - the highest paying winners share in the series 48 - year history.

Almost one month later the tour will make their first appearance in the state of Oklahoma since 2008 when they make their inaugural appearance at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore in a combined event with the Texas – based Sprint Car Bandits.

A two–day Memorial Day weekend double-header will take place on May 26-27 at 81 Speedway with both events again a co-sanctioned with the Sprint Car Bandits. Both nights are separate events with Sunday night’s (27th) version the headline event for the second annual “Sprint Car Maynia,” which will also see the Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series 305-ci sprints and the Oklahoma-based Oil Capital Racing Series 360-ci two-barrel sprints on the racing card.

Saturday night, June 9 will see the first of two scheduled events at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska in a combined effort with the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car series.

The annual Father’s Day appearance at 81 Speedway will take place on Sunday night, June 17 in an event that will also see the series modified, crate late model and mod lite divisions also competing.

A double-header weekend will away the tour in mid-July as the series will make their inaugural appearance at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas on Friday night, July 13, in a combined effort with the American Sprint Car Series Red-River region. Both series will then load up and head to 81 Speedway for a Saturday night encounter.

What looked to be a dim and gloom possibility during the winter months, the 62nd annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals will once again be on the schedule and is set for another two nights of racing action – July 20-21.

A Labor Day weekend Saturday night is slated at the series first and only appearance of the season at Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas on September 1. One week later it will be back up to Nebraska and Junction Motor Speedway on Saturday night, September 8, in another encounter with the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series. Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas will host their only NCRA sprint event on Saturday night, October 6, and the season will come-to-a-close one week later at 81 Speedway.

As mentioned, this 2018 race season will be the 29th consecutive for the Kansas-based series. More information including complete schedule, point standings, official rules and more can be found on their official website www.racencra.com; updates as they happen on their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Any further questions or sponsorship/partnership opportunities with the series, please contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781.

2018 NCRA Sprint Car Schedule

March 30 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

March 31 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

April 28 Southern Oklahoma Speedway Ardmore, Ok

May 26 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

May 27 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

June 9 Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, Ne

June 17 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

July 13 Humboldt Speedway Humboldt, Ks

July 14 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

July 20 Hutchinson Grand Nationals Hutchinson, Ks

July 21 Hutchinson Grand Nationals Hutchinson, Ks

Sept 1 Thunder Hill Speedway Mayetta, Ks

Sept 8 Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, Ne

Oct 6 Salina Speedway Salina, Ks

Oct 13 81 Speedway Park City, Ks

 

 

Attica Raceway Park celebrates 30th anniversary season

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will celebrate the track’s 30th anniversary season in a big way in 2018, awarding over $550,000 in A-main prize money. It all kicks off Friday, March 23.

“While we still have the marquee events like five appearances of Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, the 30th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, 9 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series events, and the Third Annual Dirt Classic Ohio, we still have the best weekly Friday night racing around,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

“We are also bringing the American Ethanol Late Model Series to Attica for the first time ever to go along with the Wayne County and Oakshade Raceway challenge series events,” added LeJeune.

The 2018 Attica Raceway Park highlights include:

- 28th Annual Core & Main Spring Nationals, Friday and Saturday April 6 and 7. April 6 will feature the FAST 410 sprints battling for $5,000 to win along with the UMP Late Models and 305 Sprints on Friday. Saturday will see the All Stars come to Attica for the first of five appearances along with the UMP Late Models and 305 Sprints.

- The All Stars return to Attica on Friday, May 25.

- Attica will kick off the Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the All Stars on Friday, June 15. It will be a double points night for the late models as well. This will be the 28th Speedweek event at Attica, the longest consecutive speedweek track in Ohio.

- The annual Attica Ambush is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. On Friday the All Star sprints will battle for $5,000. It will also be championship night for the UMP late models with double points as they vie for $2,000 to win. Saturday features the Dirt Classic Ohio and the All Star sprints going for $5,000 to win.

- The Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will take place Tuesday, July 10 (rain date of July 11).

- The first ever appearance of the American Ethanol Late Models Series will be Friday, May 11 in a $4,000-to-win affair.

- There will be seven JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Championship series at Attica in 2018 with the May 18 event paying the feature winner $1,000 as part of the Eric Phillips 30th Anniversary event thanks to Gressman Powersports. The July 20 305 sprint race will also pay $1,000 to the winner thanks to Griff’s Engines.

- As part of the Mid-Season Championship Night, the mini sprints will compete at Attica along with the FAST 410 sprints and FAST 305 sprints. The mini-sprints will return on season championship night Aug. 24.

LeJeune noted for the first two weeks of the racing season at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant, there are rain dates for Saturday and, if needed, gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

“Thanks to all our great marketing partners who have billboards, night sponsorship, point fund contributions and more we have another fantastic schedule for 2018. We continue to be able to put together exciting shows because of the support from them, our great fans and race teams and our dedicated staff. I’m excited to celebrate the 30th season at Attica,” said John Bores, Attica Raceway Park Promoter.

“We also want to thank Callies Performance Products of Fostoria for coming on board as the division sponsor for our weekly 410 sprints along with Summit Racing Equipment and the Fremont Fence Company coming back as the sponsors for the UMP Late Models and 305 Sprint divisions respectively,” added LeJeune.

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

Attica Raceway Park 2018 Schedule

Friday, March 23 – Construction Equipment & Supply Night – 410 sprints; UMP late models, 305 sprints (Rain Date of Saturday, March 24)

Friday, March 30 – Merrill Lynch Night – 410 sprints; UMP late models; 305 sprints (Rain Date of Saturday, March 31)

Friday, April 6 – Core & Main Spring Nationals – FAST 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win); UMP late models; 305 sprints

Saturday, April 7 – Core & Main Spring Nationals – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; UMP late models; 305 sprints

Friday, April 13 – Bazell Race Fuels Night – 410 sprints; UMP late models; 305 sprints

Friday, April 20 – Fisher Performance Night – 410 sprints; UMP late models; 305 sprints (NOTE: rain date for Saturday, April 7 All Star Sprints)

Friday, May 4 – The Adkins Group/AmeriGas Night – FAST 410 sprints; Attica/Oakshade Late Model Series; FAST 305 sprints

Friday, May 11 – UUI Night – American Ethanol Late Model Series ($4,000 to win); 305 sprints; dirt trucks; vintage cars

Friday, May 18 – Eric Phillips 30th Anniversary Classic – American Powersports of Findlay and Sandusky Night – FAST 410 sprints; UMP late models; FAST 305 sprints ($1,000 to win presented by Gressman Powersports)

Friday, May 25 – Foster Auto Body/Steinle Chevrolet Buick in Clyde Night – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; UMP late models; 305 sprints

Friday, June 1 – Burns Electric/Sutton Bank Night – FAST 410 sprints; Attica/Wayne County Late Model Series; 305 sprints. Scout Night and $1 hot dog night

Friday, June 8 – Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor/Gordon Lumber Mid-Season Championship Night – FAST 410 sprints; FAST 305 sprints (double points for both); mini sprints

Friday, June 15 – Kistler Engines/Ohio CAT Night - Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; UMP late models (double points)

Friday, June 29 – Baumann Auto Group/Kear’s Speed Shop Fan Appreciation Night – FAST 410 sprints; Attica/Oakshade Late Models; FAST 305 sprints. $10 general admission, open pit area for the fans to meet the race teams, $1 hot dogs and 50 cent popcorn

Friday, July 6 – Croghan Colonial Bank Night – Attica/Wayne County late model series; FAST 305 sprints; dirt trucks

Tuesday, July 10 – Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series (rain date of Wednesday, July 11)

Friday, July 20 – Central Ohio Farmers/Smith Family Foods Night – FAST 410 sprints; Attica/Oakshade late model series; 305 sprints ($1,000 to win presented by Griff’s Engines)

Friday, July 27 – Columbus Equipment/Morgan Stanley Night – FAST 410 sprints; Attica/Wayne County late model series; FAST 305 sprints

Fridays, Aug. 3 and 10 – No Racing due to Attica Fair

Friday, Aug. 17 – UBS Financial Services Night – FAST 410 sprints; FAST 305 sprints; UMP late models

Friday, Aug. 24 – Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night – 410 sprints, 305 sprints (double points for each division); mini sprints

Friday, Aug. 31 – Attica Ambush – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion sprints ($5,000 to win); UMP late models, season championship, double points ($2,000 to win)

Saturday, Sept. 1 – Attica Ambush – All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night – the Dirt Classic Ohio with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion sprints ($5,000 to win); 305 sprints

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:45 p.m. on Friday regular events; Saturday rain date events gates open at 3 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

 

 

JEFF’S AUTOMOTIVE RETURNS TO 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The operative words to best describe the behind the scenes work leading up to the 11th Annual Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show would be "fully engaged." The telephones are ringing and the internet is very much up to speed with another sponsor signing on for what will be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2018 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a very popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, has been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since signing on with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

Returning as a show sponsor in 2018 is Jeff's Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jeff's Automotive was an original sponsor of the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers and has enjoyed supporting the Dirt Track Heroes Show as a sponsor. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for over 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff's Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff's Automotive is: 610-253-6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the complete confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is: www.jeffsautomotive.com

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on contributing sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. IRCO has been a strong sponsor to the show since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, is back on board and for information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, visit their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Premio Foods is back on board for the show and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com. Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York is a new sponsor and can be reached at: 518-537-2237 or: www.upstateautoinc.com. APS Powder Coating Services has signed on for the show and can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or: apspowdercoating@gmail.com. Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts is another returning sponsor and can be reached at: 610-264-4411 or: www.adamsbrothersusedcarparts.com

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, 600 and 270 Sprints, Midgets, Mid Atlantic, NEWS, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Drag Racers, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Accord, New Egypt, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond, Evergreen and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net. Follow the simple instructions posted on the website to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and apparel. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

 

 

DCRP Set for Big 2018 Season with Awards Banquet in the Books

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (January 29, 2018) – Setting the stage for a stellar 2018 racing season, Dodge City Raceway Park competitors and fans celebrated the recently-completed 2017 season with Saturday night’s annual Awards Banquet.

More than 200 attendees took in Saturday night’s festivities at the Western State Bank Expo adjacent to the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval with the top contenders in each of the track’s five championship chase divisions recognized during the evening.

Taking top accolades in each division were Taylor Velasquez in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

“People like to think this stuff is easy, but it’s not. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment,” Velasquez of Turpin, OK, said after collecting championship honors for the second year in a row. “I’ve been in a racecar since I was eight years old and there’s no other place I would rather race, it’s a true honor to win a second championship at Dodge City Raceway Park.”

While others among the top ten and each champion also picked up their hardware and point fund monies, Stock Car champ Angel Munoz picked up an extra $100 and the 2017 DCRP Feature Winner board for racking up the most feature wins over the course of the 2016 season. Munoz racked up six wins to top the overall win charts that included 28 different winners in 44 overall championship points chase feature events.

Additionally, each of the top ten in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars was awarded an SFI-approved front axle tether that becomes mandatory at the track in 2018 while the top five in each of the IMCA-sanctioned classes (Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks) received a complimentary IMCA license for the 2018 season.

Check http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/media/photos/2017-dcrp-awards-banquet-january-27-2018/ for images from the 2017 DCRP Awards Banquet.

With the 2017 Awards Banquet completed, attention turns to the 2018 season that begins in a few short weeks with opening night set for Saturday, March 31, after an open practice session one week earlier on March 24.

The 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is loaded with a number of big events including the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series “Boot Hill Showdown” that wraps up the DCRP season on October 20, the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on June 15-16, the inaugural USMTS event at DCRP on June 8, the Sixth Annual Modified Stampede on April 21, the Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem on August 18, the popular Driver’s Appreciation Night on July 27 and the Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on September 15 along with the introduction of a Coaches Race on August 25 and an Enduro event on September 22.

The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

 

EGEL SWOOPS ON PODIUM
By Jeff Pistola.
Matt Egel and Downing Brothers Racing recorded a brilliant third placing at the 2018 Australian Sprintcar Championship conducted over the weekend at Mt Gambier’s Borderline Speedway in South Australia.
In a career-high result at an Australian title event, Egel made the most of his home State hosting the 56th edition of the prestigious 40-lap race to pilot the distinctive #S97 orange Cool to a spot on the podium behind defending champion Kerry Madsen and James McFadden.
Penfield resident Egel had previously registered fourth place at the 2010 title staged in Darwin.
“I was sitting third on that occasion but tagged the wall in the closing stages and I dropped a place, so it was great to finally get on a national title podium,” remarked Egel post-race.
“It does feel good, particularly having started in P10 and we actually dropped back a couple of spots in the opening few laps.
“We went to the bottom for a while and then switched up to the top.
“The car certainly had plenty of speed up there and we moved up to chase down Kerry and J Mac.
“I showed my nose a couple of times but couldn’t quite get past Kerry.
“It was a great race and I reckon any one of the first three cars could have won.
“You obviously go out there to win but in the end, I can’t complain to finish third, particularly given the stature of our team compared to the two that finished ahead of us.
“Mike and Darryl Downing have given me such a great car to drive, at times in recent meetings it has been like running on rails.
“I must thank them and all the people involved in supplying a great team package.”
A past SA titleholder, Egel has enjoyed a superb run aboard the ‘orange chariot’ in the past month or so.
He won a WSS round at Avalon, just missed a top 10 finish at the gruelling Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool, and recorded third place in both last Thursday night’s preliminary A-main and Saturday’s title finale within a field of some 80 cars.
Having fulfilled a dream to race in the US at the famed Knoxville track in the off-season, Egel was also full of praise for the Borderline event.
“The club and all involved must be congratulated on what was a fantastic 2018 championship, even with some pretty oppressive heat on a couple of days,” he noted.
“To see such a great crowd over the three days was just brilliant, and perhaps Mt Gambier has set a bit of a standard for the next few title hosts.”
Now ranked number three in Australia, Egel will be back in action this Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway for Round 5 USC SA.
Downing Brothers Racing acknowledge the support of Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers, Moore Mechanical, Vin’s Buses and Coaches, Hoolagators, Regency Showerscreens and Wardrobes, Infinity Signs, Whyalla Earthworks, Ultra Tune and Cool Chassis over the 2017-18 campaign.

 

IT'S JUST 3 WEEKS UNTIL the 4th LoneStar Speedway SPRINT SMACKDOWN & Big SEASON POINTS OPENER: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17th at 6PM!

SEVERAL UPDATES:

An OPEN PRACTICE has been added on SATURDAY, FEB. 10 from 2pm-5pm for any dirt track racing division. Plus you can register your car and purchase reserved pit parking for the season. All pit passes are $15, no charge for grandstand.

LIMITED MODIFIED TEAMS: there will be a grace period for the new 2018 header rules. This will allow you through the February LSS events to make your car compliant in time for the March 31st event. Those rules are posted at the following link (if you missed them), as well as all division rules: http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/rules/

WORLD of OUTLAWS TICKET SALES are ongoing for the FEB. 24 LoneStar Speedway event at the following link: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase…

HERE ARE COMPLETE FEB. 17 EVENT DETAILS:

Kilgore, TX (01/27/18) by DarinShort.com. The 70' wide expanses of LoneStar Speedway hosted several phenomenal racing events in 2017. Nightly there was side-by-side racing, drivers coming from the back to win, wild finishes - and the new 2018 season fires up NEXT MONTH, Saturday night, February 17th at 6pm, when fans will be treated to a huge night of racing: the 4th Annual SPRINT SMACKDOWN and LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SEASON POINTS OPENER, featuring added purses in all divisions.

The 2017 edition of the event drew a fantastic crowd and a jammed pit area with 27 Winged Sprint Cars, 22 Outlaw Modifieds, 36 Factory Stocks, 22 Limited Modiifeds and 19 Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders.

Action fires off Saturday February 17th at 6PM. (The sun goes down at 6:07pm, which will coincide perfectly.)

The Pit Gate will open by 3pm, while the main grandstand area will open by 4:30pm. The driver's draw cut-off for heat races is 5:00pm, with a driver's meeting set for 5:30pm. Hot laps will fire off by 6pm with racing to follow immediately.

Adult grandstand general admission (ages 12-64) to this massive event is just $15! Ages 6-11 are $5, while ages 65+ and military will be $12. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

A JUMBO-SIZED competitor purse is slated in all racing divisions, and the breakdown is as follows, transponders are required for all divisions except FWD 4-Cyl, and a working RACEceiver is required for all divisions:

SPRINT CARS (note that we chose to add more purse in the middle of the field instead of putting it all on top, so it benefits more race teams): $1,200/win - $800 - $600 - $550 - $500 (5th) - $450 - $400 - $350 - $320 - $300 (10th) - $280 - $260 - $240 - $220 - $200 (to 24th...not 20th!). 25-lap feature.

All sprint car NQ's or Non-Starters will receive $100. Sprint Car heats will include passing points which will determine the feature lineups...straight up by points. No redraw. Rules at www.RaceSaver.com and www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for track general rules. This is a sanctioned RaceSaver IMCA event.

And for all LoneStar Speedway divisions, rules are posted at http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/rules/ as 2018 rules are posted are now available.

MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50.

LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30.

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20.

FWD 4-Cylinders: $200 - $150 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 - $40 - $30...to 20th.

If you've yet to order your transponder, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).

No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside main grandstand entrance; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.

REMINDER: A limited supply of reserved seat tickets (in the reserved bucket seat section) are available for the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at LoneStar Speedway on the following Saturday, February 24th. Details are at the track website and the track Facebook page (that can be found by searching 'LoneStar Speedway'wink.

Open Practice will be held the night before the Sprint Smackdown (February 16th, 7-10pm). Any racing division is welcome on practice night, and all pit passes are $15. There is no charge for grandstand admission.

Another Open Practice has been added on Saturday, February 10th from 2pm-5pm. Any racing division is welcome on practice night, and all pit passes are $15. There is no charge for grandstand admission.

Teams can register their cars for the 2018 season, as well as purchase reserved pit spaces for the season at each of the practice dates.

In case you missed it, here is the 2018 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE - As of 1/27/18. Promoter reserves right to adjust schedule as need be. “GA” means adult General Admission ticket prices. Kids generally $5. Reserved Section (bucket seats) available, generally $5 add-on per ticket. Senior & Military pricing generally available, $2-3 off.

FEB 10 (SATURDAY 2PM-5PM) OPEN PRACTICE & REGISTRATION: Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.

FEB 16 (FRIDAY 7PM-10PM) OPEN PRACTICE & REGISTRATION: Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.

FEB. 17 (SAT 6PM) 4th ANNUAL SPRINT SMACKDOWN! Plus 2018 LSS Points opener $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders. RaceSaver national points/rules/sanction. ($15 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35).

FEB 24 (SAT. 6PM) WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES! Plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks. Tickets/info at track website.

MARCH 31 (SAT. 7PM) 5th Annual BUNNY HOP 40: $3,000/win COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES LATE MODELS; LSS points $1200/win Mods, $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win FS & $200/win FWD 4-Cyl. ($20 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35) Plus Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Prize Drawings!

APRIL 21 (SAT. 7PM) NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES 360 C.I. Sprint Cars! Plus LSS Points Night: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $200/win 4-Cylinders ($17 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35. Factory Stocks are off.).

MAY 12 (SAT. 7PM) "For the Love of Alex Don't Text and Drive” *SPECIAL INCREASED PURSE TBA. LSS Points Night Modifieds; Ltd. Mods, Factory Stocks & FWD 4-Cylinders ($15 GA, $5 Kids; All Pit Passes All Ages $35).

MAY 27 (SUNDAY 7PM) TEXAS WINGED MODIFIED ASSOCIATION, PLUS LONESTAR FWD 4CYL CHAMPIONSHIPS $500/win & $50/start! Plus $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds & $500/win Factory Stocks.(GA $15, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)

JUNE 9 LSS 9th Anniversary Special (SAT 8PM) LONESTAR MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIPS $3,000/win & $200/start! Plus Points Night $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win Factory Stock & $200/win 4-Cyl ($15 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35).

JUNE 30 (SAT 8PM) NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES 360 C.I. Sprint Cars & FIREWORKS! Plus $1,200/win Mods; $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders. (GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)

JULY 14 (SAT 8PM) LONESTAR LIMITED MODIFIEDS CHAMPIONSHIPS $2,000/win & $150/START! Southern Topless Modifieds Touring Series (STEM). Plus LSS Points Night: $1,200/win Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks & $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders ($15 GA and Pits $35).

AUGUST 18 (SAT 8PM) LONESTAR FACTORY STOCK CHAMPIONSHIPS $1,500/win & $100/start! Texas Winged Modified Assn. Plus $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, & $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders. (GA $15, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)

SEPTEMBER 8 (SAT 7PM) MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALS (Details TBA at www.MonsterTruckFallNationals.com)

SEPTEMBER 29 (SAT 7PM) NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 360 C.I. Sprint Cars! PLUS LSS Points: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win 4-Cylinders ($17 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35).

NOV. 3 (SAT. 6PM) ELITE NON-WINGED SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP Plus LSS Season Championships: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Ltd Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks & $200/win FWD 4CYL. $15 GA, $5 Kids, Pit passes, all ages $35.

NOVEMBER 24 (SAT 2PM) LONESTAR TURKEY NATIONALS $5,000/win, $500/start COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES LATE MODELS. Plus $1,500/win Modifieds, $750/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win FWD 4-Cyl.(GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)

Promoter has the right to change schedule and events at their discretion. Please visit the track website at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or on Facebook at ‘LoneStar Speedway’ for the latest event news, weather; etc. As in the past several seasons, to be eligible for post-season awards, registered LoneStar Speedway drivers must compete in a minimum of 75% of completed LoneStar Speedway events during the calendar year.

We hope all of this news gets you FIRED UP for these great LoneStar Speedway racing events as the 2018 season kicks off – with the 4th Annual Sprint Smackdown & LoneStar Season Points Opener coming Saturday, February 17th at 6pm!

 

 

Brock Zearfoss debuts 93-race schedule; Will begin season at Port Royal on March 10

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (January 28, 2018) - With a track championship in Central Pennsylvania to his credit, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will now set his aim higher, ready to tackle a schedule consisting of nearly 100 events across areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, and Iowa.

Molding his 2018 plans around many of the major events in Central Pennsylvania including Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Tuscarora 50 weekend, and all of the scheduled World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series programs, Zearfoss will also make appearances at some of the nation’s premier events such as the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway and the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. The Jonestown, Pa., native will begin his 2018 campaign during the Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 10.

“We’ve been working on this schedule for a while and I think this is a perfect fit for us this year,” Zearfoss said, who earned a Port Royal Speedway title in 2017. “We wanted to hit the road a little bit more and this allows us to do that. I’m pretty psyched to visit Eldora [Speedway] for the Kings Royal, as well as Knoxville [Raceway] for the Nationals. If we want to put our team in the national spotlight, we need to be at these events. I’m confident we have what it takes to be competitive.”

In addition to his planned appearances at Eldora’s Kings Royal and Knoxville’s coveted Knoxville Nationals, Brock Zearfoss will also enter Mansfield Motor Speedway’s Sprint Car World Championship worth $100,000, a trio of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 events in New York on June 8-10, and the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

If things go according to plan, Zearfoss will also perform double-duty during select ASCS and URC events in Central Pennsylvania.

“We want to race as much as possible,” Zearfoss added. “I wouldn’t be in this position without my dedicated supporters. We have so many people to thank. Their hard work and dedication allows us to have the equipment necessary to be a winning combination. We proved our potential in Central Pennsylvania, now we’ll attempt to prove it out on the road.”

2018 Racing Schedule:

10-Mar

Port Royal


 

11-Mar

Williams Grove


 

16-Mar

Williams Grove


 

17-Mar

Port Royal


 

23-Mar

Williams Grove


 

24-Mar

Port Royal


 

30-Mar

Williams Grove


 

31-Mar

Port Royal


 

6-Apr

Williams Grove


 

7-Apr

Port Royal


 

8-Apr

BAPS Motor Speedway


 

13-Apr

Williams Grove

All Stars

14-Apr

Port Royal

All Stars

20-Apr

Williams Grove


 

21-Apr

Port Royal

URC/410

22-Apr

Selinsgrove

Tilley Classic

27-Apr

Mansfield

World Champ

28-Apr

Mansfield

World Champ

4-May

Williams Grove

ASCS/410

5-May

Port Royal


 

6-May

BAPS Motor Speedway

Gobrecht

11-May

Williams Grove


 

12-May

Port Royal


 

16-May

Lincoln

Outlaws

18-May

Williams Grove

Outlaws

19-May

Williams Grove

Outlaws

25-May

Williams Grove

Walt Dyer

26-May

Port Royal

Weikert

27-May

Port Royal

Weikert

1-Jun

Williams Grove


 

2-Jun

Port Royal


 

7-Jun

BAPS Motor Speedway


 

8-Jun

Outlaw Speedway

All Stars

9-Jun

Stateline Speedway

All Stars

10-Jun

Weedsport Speedway

All Stars

15-Jun

Williams Grove


 

16-Jun

Port Royal


 

17-Jun

BAPS Motor Speedway

URC

22-Jun

Williams Grove


 

23-Jun

Port Royal


 

29-Jun

Williams Grove

Speedweek

30-Jun

Lincoln

Speedweek

1-Jul

Path Valley

Speedweek

2-Jul

Lincoln

Speedweek

3-Jul

Grandview

Speedweek

4-Jul

Port Royal

Speedweek / URC

5-Jul

Hagerstown

Speedweek

6-Jul

Williams Grove

Speedweek

7-Jul

Port Royal

Speedweek

8-Jul

Selinsgrove

Speedweek

12-Jul

Eldora

Outlaws

13-Jul

Eldora

Outlaws

14-Jul

Eldora

Outlaws

20-Jul

Williams Grove

Outlaws

21-Jul

Williams Grove

Outlaws

27-Jul

Williams Grove


 

28-Jul

Port Royal

Dream

3-Aug

Williams Grove


 

4-Aug

Port Royal


 

8-Aug

Knoxville

Nationals

9-Aug

Knoxville

Nationals

10-Aug

Knoxville

Nationals

11-Aug

Knoxville

Nationals

17-Aug

Williams Grove


 

18-Aug

Port Royal


 

23-Aug

Grandview

All Stars

24-Aug

Williams Grove

All Stars

25-Aug

Lincoln

All Stars

26-Aug

BAPS Motor Speedway

All Stars

31-Aug

Williams Grove

Double Duty

1-Sep

Port Royal


 

2-Sep

Williams Grove

Billy Kimmel

3-Sep

Port Royal

Labor Day

7-Sep

Port Royal

Tuscarora 50

8-Sep

Port Royal

Tuscarora 50

14-Sep

Williams Grove

DC Qual

15-Sep

Selinsgrove

All Stars

20-Sep

BAPS Motor Speedway


 

21-Sep

Williams Grove


 

22-Sep

Lincoln

Dirt Classic

28-Sep

Williams Grove

Outlaws

29-Sep

Williams Grove

Outlaws

5-Oct

Williams Grove


 

6-Oct

Lincoln


 

12-Oct

Port Royal


 

13-Oct

BAPS Motor Speedway


 

14-Oct

Selinsgrove

World Series

20-Oct

Port Royal

URC/410

26-Oct

Port Royal

Outlaws

27-Oct

Port Royal

Outlaws

1-Nov

Charlotte

Outlaws

2-Nov

Charlotte

Outlaws

3-Nov

Charlotte

Outlaws


 

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

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Roofing and Siding, Invisible Glass, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished second during the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Earned seventh win of the season during Port Royal Speedway’s finale, Open Wheel Madness. Rallied from ninth to finish fourth during Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown. Ended 2017 season with a pair of WoO main event starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (NC).

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

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

2018 Wins: N/A

 

Novelis Returns for 14th Season as Headlining Sponsor of Oswego's Supermodifieds

OSWEGO, NY (January 26, 2018) - For the fourteenth consecutive season, Novelis Aluminum has returned as the main sponsor of Oswego Speedway’s trademark non-wing Supermodified division.

The worldwide leader of rolled aluminum products which delivers unique solutions for the most demanding global applications such as beverage cans, automobiles, architecture, and consumer electronics, Novelis brings several special events and added privileges to Oswego Speedway and its fan base, including the Novelis Fan Chase, which will return in 2018.

“We are proud to be on board for the 14th consecutive season as the title sponsor of the Novelis Supermodifieds at the Oswego Speedway,” said Kevin Shutt, Plant Manager at the Novelis Oswego Works. “The partnership with the speedway has helped us get out our message on the benefits of aluminum products and the importance of recycling. We look forward to the 2018 season and building on the 1.3 million recycled can total we’ve amassed since 2005.”

Novelis’ Oswego plant has also allowed the company to be the regional leader in aluminum products across Oswego County and beyond. Operating alongside its customers to provide innovative solutions to the beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets, Novelis operates an integrated network of technically advanced rolling and recycling facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Novelis continues to leverage its global manufacturing and recycling footprint to deliver consistent, high-quality products around the world.

Oswego’s Novelis Supermodifieds will kick off the 2018 season on Saturday, May 26 with the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s before a regular 50-lap main and Twin 35’s lead the division’s ‘Road to the Championship’ into the month of June.

Tickets for Oswego Speedway’s 68th consecutive season of action are now on sale for regular shows as well as the 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, with season ticket and camping packages to be announced.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY AS NEW SPRINT CAR SPONSOR FOR 2018 SEASON; BIG RACE DATES SET

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

Although the 2018 racing season is a little less than three months away, promoters Jason and Kristin Flory have been working hard at all aspects of Wayne County Speedway and one of those is coming to terms with Pine Tree Towing & Recovery to become the sponsor of the Sprint Car class for 2018. A big thanks to Jamie and Chris Myers, both sprint car racers for several years at Wayne County Speedway, as they help to grow the Sprint Car class at 'Orrville's Historic Oval. Pine Tree Towing & Recovery is the premier provider in Eastern Ohio with heavy truck towing, recovery road assistance and a repair facility. Reaching from Parkersburg to Canton and from east of Columbus to the Pennsylvania state line, they have multiple heavy duty service trucks with 24 hour towing and recovery plus their extensive heavy truck and trailer repair services along with mobile truck repair services. The 24 hour service is also available for cars and light trucks with a fleet of trucks dedicated to auto towing and roadside assistance. If your on the road and need vehicle assistance, their 24 hour dispatch number is 740-439-0000.

Some of the race dates are still in the process of being finalized as the 2018 season will get underway on Saturday, April 14th with a Fast Four Racing Program that has the Sprints, Super Late Models, Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks in action. The next week will see the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions making their 1st of four appearances at WCS. The other dates for the ASCoC will be on Saturday, May 26th, Monday, June 18th for the Duffy Smith Memorial Speed week show and then on Sunday, September 2nd for the $10,000 to win Pete Jacobs Memorial.

The Craftsman World of Outlaw Late Models will roll into Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 16th for a $10,000 to win event and with the ASCoC speed week show two days later, it will be one of the biggest weekend ever at WCS.

New this year for the fans and drivers of Wayne County Speedway is that fans can text wcsfan to 51660 and be able to receive a $2.00 discount to a Fast Four Racing night and also receive weekly updates about the track while drivers can text wcsdriver to receive updated information to your phone.

Season Passes are available with general admission passes going for $200 and Season Pit Passes are $400. Make checks or money orders out to Wayne County Speedway and send them to 209 Pine Street, Creston, Ohio 44217

The complete schedule for the 2018 Wayne County Speedway will be released in the days to come and check the website out at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or on our facebook/waynecountyspeedway page for more information.

 

 

Jeff's Automotive Returns To 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show

The operative words to best describe the behind the scenes work leading up to the 11th Annual Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show would be "fully engaged." The telephones are ringing and the internet is very much up to speed with another sponsor signing on for what will be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2018 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a very popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 10th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, has been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since signing on with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

Returning as a show sponsor in 2018 is Jeff's Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jeff's Automotive was an original sponsor of the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers and has enjoyed supporting the Dirt Track Heroes Show as a sponsor. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for over 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff's Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff's Automotive is: 610-253-6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the complete confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is: www.jeffsautomotive.com

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on contributing sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. IRCO has been a strong sponsor to the show since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, is back on board and for information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, visit their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Premio Foods is back on board for the show and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com. Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York is a new sponsor and can be reached at: 518-537-2237 or: www.upstateautoinc.com. APS Powder Coating Services has signed on for the show and can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or: apspowdercoating@gmail.com. Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts is another returning sponsor and can be reached at: 610-264-4411 or: www.adamsbrothersusedcarparts.com

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, 600 and 270 Sprints, Midgets, Mid Atlantic, NEWS, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Drag Racers, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Accord, New Egypt, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond, Evergreen and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net. Follow the simple instructions posted on the website to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and apparel. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

 

 

HoserVille Ohio and STIDA to give away 1.5 MILLION Dollars worth of medical insurance coverage at 15th annual HoserVille Ohio Auction!!!

HoseVille Ohio and STIDA have created an unprecedented partnership for the 15th annual HoserVille Ohio Injured Drivers Benefit Auction. The event will take place on Saturday March 10th from 3 PM to 5 PM during the Woodland Mall Race Cars On Display car show in Bowling Green Ohio. The partnership will give away 3 Checkered Membership packages that will provide each driver with $500,000 of medical insurance coverage for the 2018 racing season (Coverage Expires December 27th 2018). Woodland Mall is located at 1234 North Main Street Bowling Green Ohio.
ANY driver that donates (must meet policy requirements) an item to the 15th annual HoserVille Ohio auction, attends the 15th annual HoserVille Ohio auction, or donates a helmet or driver's uniform to the 15th annual HoserVille Ohio auction will be the drivers in the drawings for the 3 packages that equal 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS worth of medical insurance coverage! YES, each category listed is a separate drawing! So, a driver doing ALL 3 will have 3 chances! You can ONLY win once, no repeat winners! The coverage (policy requirements) does not include go- karts, cycles, snowmobiles, or 4 wheelers. MUST HAVE rollover protection and seat belts to be covered under the policy.
This is HoserVille Ohio's way of giving back to the drivers who have supported the auction through out the years and to those who will participate in the 15th anniversary event. Without the help from STIDA, this drawing would not be possible.
STIDA has been serving safety needs for drivers since 1998. Drivers such as Christopher Bell, Dave Darland, and Kody Swanson are members of the STIDA program. Green ($100,000 coverage), White ($250,000 coverage), and Checkered ($500,000 coverage) Memberships can be purchased for $279 Green, $349 White, and $429 Checkered at www.stida.com
To donate items for the HoserVille Ohio Auction, contact Duane Hancock at 419-553-6746, Greg Smith at 419-957-4025 or HoserVille Ohio's Facebook page or mail items to 716 Noble Drive Bryan Ohio 43506

 

 

Want to view Lucas Oil Speedway races in style? Some VIP Suites available for 2018 season

WHEATLAND, Missouri (January 26, 2018) - One of the best and most-comfortable ways to take in the Lucas Oil Speedway experience is spending a night of race-viewing from one of the speedway's nearly two dozen VIP Suites.

Located on the second and third floors of the main tower complex overlooking the front straightaway, the suites provide private, outdoor box seating along with indoor, climate-controlled comfort with all the amenities.

Twenty-one suites can hold anywhere from 12-27 guests and two more can accommodate up to 50 people. The inside portion of the suites include leather furniture and tall barstool style seating with a refrigerator, kitchen sink, counter top and cabinets, plus cable television.

Each suite for each event receives one complimentary food tray and two six-packs of choice - Coca-Cola products, water or beer. There is a menu with a selection of nine different food platters to choose from with each platter enough to feed 10-12 people. The suite hostess is happy to serve items from the bar and concessions upon request, including more food platters and drink items.

"Our suites have proven to be a big hit over the years with businesses and corporate customers who use a night at the races as a great way to entertain clients, customers and employees," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said.

"While a group of race fans often get together and rent a suite for a night, we're seeing more and more businesses rent the suites on an annual basis," Robinson added. "As the 2018 season approaches, we have a limited number of suites remaining and this would be an excellent time for anyone who's interested to explore the suite experience."

Various price levels are available for both season-long and per-event. Prices start at $7,500 for annual suite rental, which includes all Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series events plus all the marquee races throughout the dirt-track season. Weekly Racing Series prices start at $300 for any one of the 13 events.

Call Lucas Oil Speedway Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 for more pricing information, or to even arrange a tour of the suites.

The Lucas Oil Speedway 2018 season begins April 7 with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opener.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket information and tentative 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

 

 

Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo Geared Up For 16 Race Schedule in 2018

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- As racing season rapidly approaches in Northern California, the 2018 Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo schedule has been finalized with a total of 16 events on the docket starting with opening night on March 30th, culminating with the championship finale on October 5th all at the scenic Ocean Speedway located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

Friday night racing action will once again return to Santa Cruz County starting on March 30th, and running three straight weekends with races also coming on April 16th and 13th.

After a week break Special Olympics night takes place on the 27th of April before the first Police-N-Pursuit Fundraiser night takes place on May 4th, and action returns on May 11th before a break in the action.

With a month off, the fire breathing Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo 360’s return for a lone appearance in June on the 15th, before a couple more weeks away leading up to a very busy month of July.

July sees action take place every Friday night of the month with regular action going green on the 6th and the 13th, before the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster takes on the series on Jul 20th to open the annual Howard Kaeding Classic weekend. The busy stretch will close out on the 27th as part of another Police and Pursuit Fundraiser night at the speedway.

Racing returns on August 10th and 17th, before the biggest race of the season takes place on August 25th, thanks in part to Thunderbowl Raceway opening up the date. August 25th will see the Civil War Series again return to Ocean Speedway to take on the Ocean Sprints during the 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic; an event that will offer $5,000 up to the winner. August 24th will again see the weekend kick off with the annual Kick Off Part at Taco Bravo.

Following the Key, the final two point races will take place September 21st and the 2018 champion will be crowned on October 5th.

Other sprint car races that are slated for Ocean Speedway in 2018 include the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday March 23rd, a pair of King of the West – NARC events on April 20th, and July 21st, and a visit by the USAC/CRA Non Wing Sprint Cars on September 7th.

To see a complete Ocean Speedway schedule, please click over to www.racepmg.com.

2018 Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo Schedule

March 30 - Race #1 OPENING NIGHT

April 6 - Race #2

April 13 - Race #3 April 27- Race #4 (Special Olympics Night)

May 4 - Race #5 (Police-n-Pursuit Fund Raiser) May 11 – Race #6

June 15 – Race #7

July 6 – Race #8 July 13 - Race #9 July 20 - Race #10 July 27 – Race #11 (Police-n-Pursuit Fund Raiser)

August 10 - Race #12

August 17 - Race #13

August 25 - Race#14 58th Johnny Key Classic (Saturday Race)

September 21- Race #15

October 5 - Race #16 Championship Night

ON TAP- The Ocean Speedway will open up with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday March 23rd.

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Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

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Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports Opening Season in Florida With All Stars and World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Jan. 26, 2018) - Trey Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team will kick off an ambitious schedule next week during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season-opening tripleheader.

Starks, who is coming off back-to-back stellar seasons that saw him reach new heights, is slated to compete Feb. 1-3 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals before making his debut at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., Feb. 7-11 with both the All Stars and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"I've been excited for the season to start since we wrapped up last season," he said. "Scott Gobrecht, Jeff McCall and everyone with Gobrecht Motorsports works hard to put winning cars on the track. I think our growth has been really strong since we teamed up and I'm looking forward to the Florida events as well as the 2018 season."

Starks wrapped up last season at Bubba Raceway Park, where he won the opening night of a USCS Series doubleheader before earning the Hard Charger Award for maneuvering from 14th to fifth place during the finale. He also placed second and won, respectively, during his first-ever visit to the oval in 2015.

"It's a unique track, but one we've ran well at," he said. "We've won two of our four races there and have finished in the top five all four times so that is a big confidence booster moving forward."

The Gobrecht Motorsports team will venture to Volusia Speedway Park the following week for five straight nights of racing. The first two are under the All Stars banner with the final three races sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

Starks captured his first career All Star feature victory last season and he is seeking his first career World of Outlaws win.

"Both weekends in Florida will be tough," he said. "The competition will be as challenging as it gets, but this is a great opportunity for our team. It's also the earliest I've started a season so I think that will help tremendously."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 1-3 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., for the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

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

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

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

 

 

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