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Weiler Night with the All-Star Circuit of Champions


We're kicking off three big weeks of racing this Saturday with Weiler Night with the FLORacing All-Star Circuit of Champions!

Last year, nearly 100 cars entered this event, between 410 and 360 winged competition!

Everything you need to know for Weiler Night with the FLORacing All-Star Circuit of Champions:

Pit Gates Open - 3pm, CT
Grandstand Gates Open: 6:00pm, CT
Sprint Car Hot Laps Begin: 6:45pm, CT
Ticket Prices: Adults - $20; Teens - $15; children 12 and under FREE
Pit Passes - $30
Classes: 410 and 360 winged sprint cars
Pits will be open following all on track racing
Small, collapsible soft-sided coolers are allowed
One UNOPENED, non-alcoholic beverage can be brought inside the gates.
Rubber or foam seat cushions are allowed and must be 20" wide or less.
Not allowed: firearms, pets, bottles, glass and metal stadium seats.
Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted. Designated smoking areas are under the grandstands.
If you can't make it to the track, watch live on FLORacing.com or the FLO Sports App.
Race line-ups, results and point standings are available on the free Knoxville Raceway app.

Remember, if you are NOT feeling well or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please choose another weekend to join us.
Jr. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood Party on Saturday


The third of four Jr. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood membership parties will be held this Saturday prior to the races.

Join drivers Tyler Courtney, McKenna Haase, Ryan Leavitt and more for Casey's pizza, games and prizes.

The party starts at 5pm in Dyer-Hudson Hall, located behind the frontstretch grandstands. Only Jr. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood members and their parents can attend. If your child, age 12 and under, has not yet signed up for the Jr. Fan Club, he or she can do so from 5-5:15pm at Dyer-Hudson Hall on Saturday.

Please be sure to RSVP, if you haven't already, here.
Up Next: 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank


The 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank are just one week away!

More than 70 cars have entered for the three-day event. The field is split into two qualifying days on Thursday, August 5 and Friday, August 6. Entry lists and qualifying nights can be seen here.

Tickets are available online, at the ticket office, or by calling 641-842-5431.

Thursday, August 5, is Busch Light First Responders Night. First responders night. Police, fire and EMTs will receive $15 off their ticket price with valid ID for Thursday's race night.
The Last Chance for 410s to Get on Track


The Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank is the final time for 410 teams to get on track before the Nationals!

A field of nearly 80 cars will take advantage of the opportunity and put on a show for the fans! Plus, it's the one time of year that the Pole Shuffle presented by T-Mobile sets the starting line-up for the feature's top-four rows.

Tickets are available online, at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431.

Plus, Fatheadz Eyewear is offering 40% off to all race fans on online orders! Just use code KNOXVILLE at Fatheadz.com!
Get Your Tickets Now for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's


We're less than two weeks away from the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's.

Tickets for Saturday's finale are selling quickly. Less than 2,500 tickets remain. This race WILL sell out! We strongly recommend that you do not wait until race day to purchase your tickets. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431.

If you rolled over your 2020 tickets or purchased tickets for the 2021 event and have NOT received them yet, please call the ticket office as soon as possible at 641-842-5431. A reminder that 2020 tickets are no longer valid.

Pit Passes are available for $50 per night and must be purchased at the track on the day of the event.

All camping at the track and at the North Campground is sold out.
KRCO Bus Ride Bar Crawl - Limited Seats Remain


Just 10 seats remain available for the 5th Annual KRCO Bus Ride!

Get on the bus and enjoy a bar crawl through Knoxville, Iowa! Join your fellow race fans for a crazy day riding a bus from bar to bar throughout Knoxville.

The Bus Ride begins at 4pm with registration and a free drink on the midway near the ticket office. Buses depart at 5pm and return to the track at approximately 11pm.

Other stops:

Knoxville VFW for drinks, live music and pool
Bryan Clauson Suite Tower Roof for free drinks courtesy of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
Knoxville American Legion for karaoke, drinks, horseshoes, cornhole and pizza provided by KRCO
While stopped for the Legion, bus riders can also stop by A&P Pub, Bottoms Up or Peace Tree Brewing Company
Slideways for a free shot, plus food, karts and mini golf

Registration is $70. E-mail Maureen Nichols to register.
"Welcome to NOSville" Official Kick-Off Party at Dingus Lounge


Kick-off the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's with the "Welcome to NOSville" Party at Dingus Lounge!

Tuesday, August 10th, Dingus Lounge will be GLOWING! It's a glow party to celebrate the start of the greatest week of the year.

Bring your neon and everything LED and party with your closest racing friends. The party starts at 9pm and ends when the bar closes at 2am. All attendees must be 21 or older.
How Much Do You Know About Sprint Car Racing?


Join KRCO for racing trivia on Sunday, August 8 to test your racing knowledge!

The annual KRCO Trivia contest will be held at the Peace Tree Brewing Company Beer Garden under the frontstretch grandstands from 2-4pm. Registration begins at 1:30pm. Cost to play is $10 per round per team. Teams can consist of one to four people.

All Peace Tree beers will be $2 off during trivia.

Prizes include tickets to the 2022 360 Knoxville Nationals and the 2022 Capitani Classic!
What's Next at Knoxville?


Saturday, July 31 - JR. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood party at 5pm in Dyer-Hudson Hall

Saturday, July 31 - Weiler Night with the FLORacing All-Star Circuit of Champions and 360s

Thursday, August 5 - Busch Light "First Responders" Night of the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. First Responders - police, fire and EMT - get $15 off ticket prices.

Friday, August 6 - My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Saturday, August 7 - Live music with Lucas Beebe at the Iowa Beer Bus from 4-6pm

Saturday, August 7 - My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank finale.

Sunday, August 8 - Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

 

 

Goldesberry has solid weekend with IRA

Springfield, IL (July 29, 2021) – Jordan Goldesberry and the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 showed some good speed last weekend taking on the IRA in Seymour, WI and Beaver Dam, WI.

Friday night the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 was in Seymour, WI during the Outagamie County Fair with a good crowd on hand. Goldesberry would qualify 10th with 20 cars on hand. This would earn the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim a front row starting spot in the first heat race and would go on to finish third.

“We struggled early with the race car. We have had good cars at Seymour in the past but last week was slicker than we have seen and we didn’t get the car tight enough early.” said Goldesberry.

The team went to work on the Rockstar Energy Drink car to try and fix the issues. Goldesberry would line up the feature 11th and got off to a great start. After a few cautions, Goldesberry would continue to drive his Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim towards the front passing cars on the top and bottom. He would cross the finish line third earning him another podium and the Hard Charger on the night.

“We hit on things just right for the feature and it was a fun car to drive. I wish there were a few more laps to see if we would have had anything for leader.” said Goldesberry.

Saturday night the action would move to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI where Goldesberry was fast from the start. With 23 cars on hand, he would qualify second quick. The Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim would start fourth in the second heat race and finish fourth earning a spot in one of the dashes. Goldesberry would draw the pole for the first dash and win it putting him on the pole for the feature. At the start of the feature, Goldesberry would settle into third and make his way into second place. After running second for few laps Goldesberry would close in on Blake Nimee and attempt a slide job for the lead. Having to get on the brakes hard, the Rockstar Energy Drink car would spin coming to a stop. Having to go to the back, Goldesberry would drive all the way back to seventh in the final 12 laps.

“We had such a good car at Beaver Dam. I hate it for everyone involved in this race team because we had a good shot at contending for the win. We will move on to this weekend.” said Goldesberry.

This weekend Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports will take the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim back north for another doubleheader in Wisconsin with the IRA. Friday night the action will be in Antigo, WI and Saturday the IRA is back in Plymouth, WI.

SEASON STATS- 19 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s

MEDIA LINKS- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65 Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMotorsports65

 

 

Ramey Looks to Rebound at Lake Ozark and Randolph County

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 29, 2021) - Gunner Ramey's first appearance in a winged 360ci sprint car at a pair of Arkansas ovals last weekend didn't yield the results he aimed to capture.

The No. 21 Terry Doogs Racing driver is eager to get back behind the wheel for two races this weekend following an eighth-place finish in the B Main at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville last Friday and an 11 th-place run at I-30 Speedway on Saturday.

Batesville Motor Speedway hosted the first leg of the ASCS Sprint Week with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Ramey placed sixth in a heat race before he started and finished in the eighth position in the consolation race to narrowly miss the final transfer spot by two positions.

"Friday was kind of a wash for us," he said. "We fought car troubles all night and I could tell during hot laps that the car wasn't acting right. It was falling hard on the right side and I thought it was a dead torsion bar. The car wasn't handling very good at all. It pushed like a dump truck through the corners. It turned out that we had a soft spot in the right rear shock that was causing us some issues."

Ramey took to I-30 Speedway on Saturday and he enjoyed better results than the previous night.

The team had good pace throughout the night, finishing third in a heat race and second in a qualifier to lock into the main event. Ramey started 16 th in the feature and clawed his way forward as far as the eighth position before finishing 11th.

"The track changed a ton throughout the night," he said. "It was really juiced up early on, then it slicked off and by the end of the night it was locked-down rubber. We were able to make some passes in traffic, making our way along the bottom of the track. I felt like we had a top-10 car, but we got hung up in some traffic unfortunately."

The Sedalia, Mo., driver is planning to return to action this Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., during a weekly series event prior to tackling a Sprint Invaders race on Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.

"This weekend it's all about getting more laps and having a clean race," he said. "I'd love to notch our first win at Lake Ozark Speedway. That's our goal there. We should be able to finish in the top five at Randolph County Raceway. I ran third most of the race the last time I was there."

Ramey has made five starts this season at Lake Ozark Speedway with a season-best finish of third on June 12. Sunday will mark his first appearance of the season at Randolph County Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark. - Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 8 (8).

July 24 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (1); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 11 (16).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Sprint Invaders

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - T.R. Welding

T.R. Welding is owned by Gunner Ramey's uncle, Tyler, who has used his passion for welding to create a welding business in Sedalia, Mo.

"T.R. Welding is my Uncle Tyler's side business and he's done a lot for me in the past when it comes to helping us repair damage and doing fabrication work," Ramey said.

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, STAX, Next LED, Starline Brass, Sure Coat Powder Coating, Retrieving Freedom, Embry Snow Removal, G&T Farms, Mid-Mo Equipment, Ostrich Racing Engines, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Driever Produces First Career Sprint Car Triumph During ASCS Frontier Region Event

Inside Line Promotions - SHERIDAN, Wyo. (July 29, 2021) - Tyler Driever accomplished one of his racing dreams last Saturday when he captured his first career feature victory behind the wheel of a sprint car.

Driever led the distance of the 25-lap Big Sky 360 Nationals presented by Kirkness Roofing at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. The win was sandwiched between a sixth-place finish and a third-place showing during the ASCS Frontier Region tripleheader weekend.

"Winning felt great," he said. "It felt like it's been forever racing sprint cars even though we haven't been. Winning against that competition with drivers who have a lot of experience there is definitely a confidence booster for me."

Driever kicked off the weekend on Friday at Big Sky Speedway, where he won a heat race from the pole position to advance into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 6 during the random redraw to start the A Main on the outside of the third row.

"When we started the feature the car was decent," he said. "There toward the end the motor started getting hot. We were up to fourth and it started laying down. It was stumbling really bad on restarts and we lost two spots on a late restart with a few laps to go."

Driever salvaged a sixth-place finish and the team changed radiators prior to Saturday's show. It paid off as Driever maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race to again make the feature redraw. This time he snagged the No. 1 to garner the pole position.

"I haven't started on the pole of a main event since probably a limited race," he said. "I knew I had a good shot at winning. I just thought, 'I'm going to give it my absolute all.' That's what I did. I never let up. I got bottled in traffic once in turns one and two, but it was pretty much smooth sailing the entire race."

Driever's triumph was capped with another great performance on Sunday at Sheridan Speedway. Driever finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race to earn the 10th starting position in the A Main.

"The heat race was a struggle," he said. "There wasn't any passing going on. It was follow the leader and putt around the bottom. In the main event the track rubbered down. I worked my way up to fourth and was coming to third when we blew a right rear tire on Lap 15. We got a tire on and had to restart at the back. I worked my way up to fourth again when they threw a yellow. They ended up throwing the checkered during that caution, but before they did that someone's car stopped on the track so we ended up third."

Driever's rally from 10th to third also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"If I went up high enough entering the corners I could hit it and apex off super straight and dive underneath cars," he said. "A lot of cars would get tight from the center off and scoot up the track. Most of the passing we did was on exit."

Driever will take this weekend off before heading to Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 6-7 for the Marvin Smith Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (6).

July 24 - Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

July 25 - Sheridan Speedway in Sheridan, Wyo. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 3 (10).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 6-7 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for the Marvin Smith Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TD33tracing

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tylerdriever33t/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Conrad & Bischoff

Conrad & Bischoff is a fuel distribution company with locations in Idaho Falls, Idaho; Nampa, Idaho; and Jackson, Wyo. For more information, visit https://www.conradbischoff.com/ .

"Josh and everyone at Conrad & Bischoff have been really helpful," Driever said. "We're glad to have an esteemed company like Conrad & Bischoff backing us as we push ourselves and grow our sprint car program."

Driever would also like to thank Project Filter Idaho Fights Tobacco, zMAX Race Products, Larson-Miller Medical Waste Disposal Service, Fokus Graphics & Design, Let's Ride Powersports, King Racing Products, PitStopUSA, K1 RaceGear, Shark Racing Engines and HRP Racing for their continued partnership and offers support to the Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

 

 

ALL-CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND UP NEXT FOR KOT AND AST
By Tommy Goudge (July 29, 2021) – The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder series and Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s are both set to race on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 at Humberstone Speedway’s All-Canadian Championship weekend. The two Sprint Car tours anchor the first two days of the 62nd edition of All-Canadian weekend at the 1/3 mile oval. The track is located on Highway 3 near Port Colborne, Ontario, and 15 minutes west of Fort Erie.

Jordan Poirier won the lone 360 Sprint Car race held at Humberstone in 2020 and leads the Knights of Thunder standings heading into the weekend. Jim Huppunen, Mack DeMan, Josh Hansen, and Cory Turner make up the remainder of the KoT top five thanks to strong starts to their seasons. All three Crate Sprint Car winners from Humberstone’s 2020 AST events – Jacob Dykstra, Josh Hansen, and Liam Martin – will be in the KoT 360 field this weekend, with Dykstra doing double duty. Dykstra leads the AST standings heading into the weekend, followed by Lucas Smith, Nick Sheridan, Jesse Costa, and Steven Beckett.

GUEST STARS IN STYRES CAR
Nick Sheridan made his 360 Sprint Car debut in the Glenn Styres Racing 0 car earlier this season, and two more drivers will have their chance behind the wheel of that notable ride this weekend. Big Block Modified star Mat Williamson will drive the car on Friday, while three-time Ohsweken Speedway Crate Sprint Car feature winner Lucas Smith will drive it on Saturday. Williamson, the only Canadian ever to claim the Super DIRTcar Series championship, is from nearby St. Catharines, Ontario and has plenty of laps at Humberstone – but none with a wing over his head. Smith too has Humberstone experience, and turned heads in the AST opener at Merrittville by driving from 14th to nearly steal a feature win from Jacob Dykstra.

EXTRA CASH FOR AST WINNERS
The winner’s share of the Action Sprint Tour purse will be upped to $1,500 for both Humberstone races this weekend thanks to Sundance Restaurant Services. Visit the Sundance website at www.sundancepressurecleaning.com

KNIGHTS OF THUNDER SCHEDULE UPDATE
Officials from the Knights of Thunder series and Brighton Speedway have worked to add a date for the 360 Sprint Cars at the Northumberland County oval following two July rainouts; the series will head to Brighton on Saturday, August 21 for a third try at getting Sprint Cars back on the Brighton track for the first time since 2019. The event will serve as a tune-up for Labour Day Classic weekend at Brighton when both the Knights of Thunder and Action Sprint Tour will be in action.

TICKETS
75% spectator capacity is permitted at this event under Step Three of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. Free camping is also available at the track all weekend, with live music following the races each night. Visit www.humberstonespeedway.ca for more information.

LIVE BROADCAST
GForceTV will have a free live broadcast from Humberstone on Friday night. Eight cameras will be in place to make sure that the broadcast is the next-best thing to being there! Visit www.gforcetv.net to catch all the action.

KNIGHTS OF THUNDER MEDIA
Website: www.knightsofthunder.com
Twitter: @KoTSprints
Facebook: KnightsofThunderSprintCars
Instagram: @knightsofthunder
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, the Knights of Thunder series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2021 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
Website: www.actionsprinttour.com
Facebook: ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints
Instagram: @actionsprinttour
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

JULY 24 EVENT INFO

WHAT:
“62nd All-Canadian Championship Weekend”
Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series – 2021 Season Rounds 2 & 3
Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series – 2021 Season Rounds 2 & 3

WHEN:
Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, 2021

WHERE:
Humberstone Speedway
1716 Main St E
Port Colborne ON L3K 5V3
www.humberstonespeedway.ca

 

 

Walter, Torque Racing display resiliency in IRA twinbill

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 28, 2021 – An up-and-down weekend of Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series action greeted Josh Walter and the Torque Racing as the team returned to action after a 22-day mid-season break at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis. on Friday, July 23 and Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, July 24.

Walter kicked off the first night of the IRA double dip by ripping off the fifth fastest qualifying lap in the 20-car field with a lap of 12.383 second around the wide and sweeping third-mile clay oval with the Outagamie County Fair providing a colorful backdrop.

After lining up third in the second eight-lap heat race, Walter came home fourth to secure a spot in the second four-lap IRA dash where he started and finished fourth to claim the eighth starting spot in the 30-lap A main.

Walter moved up two spots in the early going and was running sixth when Scotty Thiel pulled off a slide job on the 16th-year driver to drop him to seventh in the running order.

On lap 13, Jeremy Schultz spun leaving Walter with nowhere to go as he got collected. The resulting damage ended his night early.

“We started eighth and we were running sixth after almost getting in a wreck with Scotty Thiel when he threw a slide job at us, dropping us to seventh,” Walter said. “We were running down the top six until we got collected when Jeremy Schultz spun in front of us. All in all, it was just a bad way to end the night.”

After some quick work from the Torque Racing crew to repair the car, the team completed the IRA twinbill by competing in the IRA Scott Semmelmann Memorial event at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, July 24.

Walter opened the night by qualifying 10th in the 23-car field with a lap of 13.000 around the third-mile clay oval. After starting on the pole in the first IRA 10-lap heat race, Walter finished fourth to claim the 12th starting position in the 30-lap A main.

Walter ran a smooth and consistent race hovering around the top-10 throughout en route to an 11th-place showing in a race won by Blake Nimee.

“I want to thank all of our sponsors for their support, especially the top wing sponsors, which were not on the car at Beaver Dam after our mishap at Outagamie the night before,” Walter said. “It was good to bounce back with a clean night at Beaver Dam after the disappointment from the night before.”

Walter and the Torque Racing team will take part in another IRA doubleheader this weekend starting with the annual Langlade County Fair IRA event at the Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, Wis. on Friday, July 30.

Also on the card will be the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Modifieds. Grandstand gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps and qualifying at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

The team will return to its home track on Saturday, July 31 for an all open-wheel event at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. featuring the IRA Sprint Cars, Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Cars and Badger Midgets.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps and qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2021 season include Dlapa Construction, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, SCA Inc., Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete Products, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions

Stay tuned to the Torque Racing Facebook and Twitter pages for schedule changes and up-to-date information.
Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Full Throttle Ink
The Torque Racing team is pleased to have Full Throttle Ink in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. and Plymouth, Wis. on board as a sponsor for the 2021 season.

Full Throttle Ink is Sheboygan County's premier tattoo, piercing, and apparel shop, located at 501 North Main (Highway 32) in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Under the direction of owner Jeff Klug, Full Throttle Ink features a 1,100-square foot state-of-the-art tattoo and piercing parlor, as well as a complete line of 1940s and 1950s-themed high-end hot-rod style clothing.

Full Throttle Ink, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., also offers Motorcult Apparel, Lucky 13 Apparel and Klug's personal line of Sheboygan County-exclusive apparel.

In May 2021, Full Throttle Ink opened a second shop at 406 East Mill St. in downtown Plymouth.

To book a tattoo or piercing appointment, call the Sheboygan Falls location at 920-467-2215, call the Plymouth location at 920-449-5067 or email fullthrottleink@hotmail.com.

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

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

2021 Josh Walter-Torque Racing
By The Numbers
Total Events – 8
IRA events – 7
World of Outlaws events – 1
All Star events – 1
A-Main Victories – 0
B-Main Victories – 0
Top Five A-Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 2
Heat Race Victories – 1
Dash Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 2

2021 Josh Walter-Torque Racing
Tentative Upcoming Schedule
(Additional dates to be announced)
Friday, July 30 – Langlade County Speedway, Antigo, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, July 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)


 

 

Hoseheads.com PA Posse Bonus At 2021 Sage Fruit Frontrow Challenge

7/28/21

We threw a party and a race broke out. That's the Frontrow Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway.

This year the highest finishing Pennsylvania Posse driver at this years Sage Fruit Frontrow Challenge will receive a $500 bonus courtesy of Hoseheads Sprint Car News (www.hoseheads.com) in Drums PA. One PA Posse driver will make an extra $500, which could buy a lot of beer for Knoxville Nationals week or just help pay some expenses.

This years race takes place on Monday August 9th at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa IA. It will be a one day show with a rain date of Tuesday August 10th.

The race will consist of 410 outlaw Sprints $20,000 to win and Badger Steel Race Saver 305’s $1,000 to win.

Heat race win worth $1000 cash/prizes.

Jack Housby/ KSE Hard Charger $500 Cash plus KSE Power Steering pump

SeaFoam $500 Fast Time award

Mechanic of the race: Mark Stuchel, Snap-On 3/8 cordless impact.

Hoseheads.com PA Posse challenge: $500 to highest finishing PA Posse member.

Knoxville rules and format, Knoxville mufflers mandatory.

The pit gates and infield gates open at 3pm, and the front gates will open at 5pm.

Contact FRC Ent. LLC 515-957-0020 www.oskychallenges.com www.hoseheads.com

 

 

Haase, Haudenschild, Kendall Lead Standings for $20,000 Priority Aviation Nationals Sponsorship Ending Saturday!

Knoxville, IA, July 28, 2021 – Saturday, July 31 at 6 p.m. marks the deadline for the $20,000 Priority Aviation Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship! The contest, awarding $20,000 to the driver generating the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa ends next Saturday, July 31! The contest also awards $10,000 to the second-place earner, and $5,000 to third place.

Iowa’s McKenna Haase is the current leader, while Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild in the second spot. PA Posse member Robbie Kendall holds down third, ahead of Iowa’s Carson McCarl, California’s Dominic Scelzi, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease, Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart, Missouri’s Brian Brown and the Black Pearl #101 sprint car team from the Cincinnati, Ohio area recently driven by Lachlan McHugh.

All drivers and teams competing at either the Knoxville 360 Nationals or the Knoxville Nationals are eligible. Supporters of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are asked to participate.

Again, in addition to the $20,000 first place prize from Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation for the driver/team raising the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, the second-place earner will be awarded $10,000 and the third-place earner $5,000!

All that sprint car teams and fans need to do is have their prospective members or donors visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, or contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488 to make a donation in your favorite driver’s name.. If ordering online, specify your driver or race team in the “Notes” section on the final page.

The driver or team with the highest amount of total donations returned to the museum before July 31, at 6 p.m. C.S.T., will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. Second will be awarded $10,000 and third, $5,000. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

For more information or to make a donation on the Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship please call the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488.

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

Current Standings 7-28-21

McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA
Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
Robbie Kendall, Catonsville, MD
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA
Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA
Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO
Black Pearl #101 Sprint Car Team

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Limaland Motorsports Park to offer “Mr. Excitement” bonus, thanks to Indian Lake Sports Park

July 28, 2021

By Gerry Keysor

When Limaland Motorsports Park opens the gates on Friday July 30th, the competitors will have an even more “exciting” reason to compete for, thanks to Indian Lake Sports Park. The Indian Lake Sports Park, owned by the Kaser family, has offered up the “Mr. Excitement” Bonus, honoring the memory of “Mr. Excitement” Tim Allison.

The bonus will consist of a possible $1,100 reward, inspired by the #11 Sprint Car piloted by Allison. The polesitter of each of all 4 A Mains on Friday night will be offered the opportunity to race for the bonus by giving up the No. 1 starting position, and attempting to come from the tail to win the event. If they are successful, the driver would not only win the regular prize money, they would also receive $1,100 from Indian Lake Sports Park. If the polesitter turns down the offer, then the driver scheduled to start on the outside front row would be offered the same opportunity.

While Tim Allison was primarily a sprint car driver, he was a fixture at Limaland and an inspiration to many drivers in all classes. Indian Lake Sports Park recognizes this, and is pleased to offer this bonus to all 4 divisions racing this Friday night, including the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, the Non Wing Sprint Cars, the Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds, and the Budweiser Thunderstocks.

This is added on to an already thrilling event, which includes Family Fun Night with bounce houses and fun for the whole family, the addition of the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, and the final night of points racing for the 2021 season at Limaland Motorsports Park

Pit gates and Bounce Houses open at 4PM, Grandstands open at 5PM, Hot laps at 6:30PM, and Racing at 7:30PM

General Admission for ages 16 and older is $12, ages 11-15 is $6, and kids 10 and under are admitted FREE. Pit passes for all ages are $30

 

 

NEARLY $14,000 OF VALUABLE PRODUCTS DOLED OUT TO PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR RACERS FOR "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD PERFORMANCE AT LERNERVILLE ON JULY 23
By Mike Leone

(July 28, 2021) -


(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC held its fourth annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance on July 23 at Lernerville Speedway part of the "RUSH Summer Showcase" event. A record amount of nearly $14,000 of valuable products was awarded to the 22 competing racers.

Later that night, 2018 and 2019 champion, Chad Ruhlman, captured the feature win and would also win on Saturday night at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway to propel him into the points lead of the $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. In addition to his $600 victory each night, Ruhlman was the recipient of a drum of methanol from Insinger Performance, two Race Jugs from Precise Racing Products, and a $100 gift certificate from Benic Enterprises.

Brian Hartzell, who finished eighth in the feature, was the big winner of the night. Not only did the 49-year-old Oil City, Pa. racer win the grand prize of a Yamaha Generator from Alternative Power Sources, but was one of three lucky drivers to win multiple prize packages. In the second round, Hartzell captured the third top prize of TBM Brake calipers. His total products winnings totaled $2,225!

Rookie racer Kevin Kaserman of Middlefield, Ohio made the two-hour drive to Lernerville for his first appearance at the famed Sarver, Pa. oval. While Kaserman finished 20th in the feature, he was another driver lucky enough to win two product packages. Kaserman took home the second top prize of a Lincoln Electric Power Mid 140C welder and utility cart valued at $1,175 and also a Jones Racing Products SBC Radius Tooth Water Pump Belt Drive System worth $410! Kaserman's total take in products was $1,585!

Second year racer Brian Cressley, who leads the "Futures Cup" points was the other driver lucky enough to win two prizes. The 16-year-old from Corry, Pa. won a drivers suit from Velocita-USA and two Hoosier RUSH Sprint Car tires worth $1,085.

Included in the 22-car field were Jordan Hamilton of Collier Township, Pa. and Jeff Metsger of Lebanon, Pa., who both made their first ever RUSH Sprint Car start. Metsger finished 17th, while Hamilton came home 19th.

"We can't thank the more than 20 companies that participated in the Sprint Car Manufacturers Night," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "These tremendous marketing partners allowed each of the 22 competing racers to leave with a product package of a minimum of $345. Each year, the dollar value of the giveaways have increased and we look forward to that trend continuing in the future as these great partners continue to support our Series."

The following companies donated prize packages: Alternative Power Sources, Bazell Race Fuels, Benic Enterprises, Bilstein Shocks, CrateInsider.com, FK Rod Ends, Frankland Racing Supply, Holley Performance Products, Hoosier Tire, Insinger Performance, Jones Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Racers New & Used Parts Warehouse (Dietrichs), Precise Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Schoenfeld Headers, TBM Brakes, Triples X Race Components, Velocita-USA, and Wedge Motorsports.

RUSH Sprint Car "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance Giveaway Winners List:

1. Alternative Power Sources- Yamaha EF 2400ISHC 2400 Watt Inverter Generator ($1,380) - Brian Hartzell
2. Lincoln Electric- Power Mig 140C Multi Purpose Welder & Cart ($1,175) - Kevin Kaserman
3. TBM Brakes- 1 F1 Left Front Caliper and 1 F4 Rear Inboard Caliper/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($845) - Brian Hartzell
4. Holley- 1 4150HP 750 CFM Methanol Carburetor ($800) - Kevin Ruhlman
5. Velocita USA- One Team Drivers Suit ($700) - Brian Cressley
6. FK Rod Ends/TBM Brakes- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($545) - Jeff Metsger
7. FK Rod Ends/TBM Brakes- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($545) - John Mollick
8. FK Rod Ends/TBM Brakes- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($545) - Jordan Hamilton
9. FK Rod Ends/TBM Brakes- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($545) - Nolan Groves
10. 10. Frankland Racing Supply/Racing Electronics/Racers New & Used Parts Warehouse (Dietrichs)- $300 Frankland Gift Certificate For Parts or Service/Semi Custom Ear Molds/$100 Gift Certificate ($500) - Gale Ruth Jr
11. Frankland Racing Supply/Racing Electronics/Racers New & Used Parts Warehouse (Dietrichs)- $300 Frankland Gift Certificate For Parts or Service/Semi Custom Ear Molds/$100 Gift Certificate ($500) - Zach Morrow
12. MSD/Holley- 1 Set 8.55 Super Conductor Plug Wires/CT 8727 Ignition Box/Set of Vent Tube Roll Over Valves ($445) - Brad Church
13. MSD/Holley- 1 Set 8.55 Super Conductor Plug Wires/CT 8727 Ignition Box/Set of Vent Tube Roll Over Valves ($445) - Amelia Clay
14. Crate Insider/Racers New & Used Parts Warehouse (Dietrichs)- Sprint Car Air Filter Kit (Air Filter Base & Lid, Walker Air Filter & Joe's Air Cleaner Stud Kit)/$100 Gift Certificate ($424) - Jason Scoville
15. Insinger Performance/Precise/Benic Enterprises- 1 Drum of Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/$100 Gift Certificate ($410) - Chad Ruhlman
16. Insinger Performance/Precise/Benic Enterprises- 1 Drum of Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/$100 Gift Certificate ($410) - Joe Lockhart
17. Jones Racing Products- SBC Radius Tooth Water Pump Belt Drive System ($410) - Kevin Kaserman
18. Jones Racing Products- SBC Radius Tooth Water Pump Belt Drive System ($410) - Ryan Fraley
19. Schoenfeld Headers/Racing Electronics- One Complete Set Headers, Part #1022LCM2/Semi Custom Ear Molds ($406) - Tyler Newhart
20. Schoenfeld Headers/Racing Electronics- One Complete Set Headers, Part #1022LCM2/Semi Custom Ear Molds ($406) Bill Watson
21. Hoosier Tire- 2 Hoosier RUSH Sprint Car Tires ($385) AJ MacQuarrie
22. Hoosier Tire- 2 Hoosier RUSH Sprint Car Tires ($385) Brian Cressley
23. Bazell Race Fuels/TBM Brakes- 1 Drum of Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($370) Blaze Myers
24. Bilstein (Precise/Wedge)/TBM Brakes- 2 RUSH Bilstein Shocks/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($345) Rod George
25. Triple X Race Components/TBM Brakes- $300 Triple X Gift Certificate (Redeemable at Precise)/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($345) Gale Ruth Sr.

The next "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance will take place on Saturday, July 31 at Sharon Speedway for the Pace Performance RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, which will see approximately $21,000 of valuable contingencies given away.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Sprint Car Series website is www.rushsprintcars.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints.

 

 

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

ADVANCE TICKET HOLDERS MAY ENTER THE GRANDSTANDS AT 4:30 PM, GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 5 PM. . . .

NOS ENERGY USAC MIDGETS & MODIFIED DOUBLEHEADER TAKES TO THE HILL AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 3

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 28, 2021 . . . . . . Advance tickets are available for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, August 3. The stars and cars of the NOS ENERGY USAC National Eastern Midget Week will be on the Hill in the 30 lap Ken Brenn Midget Masters joined by the Modifieds, racing in a 30 lap feature paying $5,000 to any pre-entered first time Thunder winner and $3,500 for a repeat winner. Bonus money is posted by Pioneer Pole Buildings and GT Radiators. Additional bonus money for pre-entered drivers includes an extra $200 for the runner-up spot in the feature and $100 going to each Modified heat race winner. In addition, the USAC Midget fast time of the night will pocket $150 in cash plus a 3 pack of wine, courtesy of Clever Girl Winery in Bangor, PA. Race time is set for 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM.

Many race fans take advantage of the Thunder on the Hill Advance Ticket program. Fans with advance tickets may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM providing them with choice seating. There are no reserved seats. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night after 4 PM. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

A talented field of NOS Energy USAC Midget entries include point leader Buddy Kofoid, Chris Windom, Justin Grant (recent USAC Sprint winner at Grandview), Emerson Axsom, Tanner Thorson, Thomas Meseraull, Daison Pursley, Logan Seavey, Kevin Thomas Jr., Jason McDougal and Cannon McIntosh. We should expect some popular local midget stars to be in the field as well. The USAC Midgets will open the show with the Clever Girl Winery Time Trials followed by qualifying events all leading up to the 30 lap $4,000 to win NOS Energy USAC Ken Brenn Midget Masters.

The variety of bonus money for the modifieds makes this big payoff short distance event a thriller. Drivers looking for the Pioneer Pole Building $5,000 first times winners payoff include Kyle Weiss, Dylan Swinehart, Brian Hirthler, Dominick Buffalino, Davey Sammons, Mike Lisowski, Craig Whitmoyer, Mark Kratz, Justin Grim, Mike Tyson and Jack Butler to name a few. A sample of some of the pre-entries that were previous Thunder winners chasing the $3.500 prize include Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Watt, Kevin Hirthler, Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Brett Kressley and Kenny Gilmore. To be eligible for the posted bonus, drivers are asked to pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456. There is no entry fee.

Special thanks to the fine sponsors who support this event including NAPA Auto Parts, the season long series sponsor of Thunder on the Hill. Also, Pioneer Pole Buildings the premier builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY, with their business located on South Route 183 in Schuylkill Haven, PA. For more information, please call 888-448-2505. Also a big part of the Thunder Series is GT Radiator Repair, specializing in automotive radiators, including antique car radiators and commercial truck radiators. Reach out to GT Radiators for auto, truck or heavy equipment radiator needs, contact Harry or George Turner at GT Radiators in Ambler, PA And a new sponsor to this event, Clever Girl Winery offers wine tastings Friday through Sunday. Plan a visit to the Clever Girl Winery located at 15 Broadway in downtown Bangor, PA. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and visit their website at www.clevergirlwinery.com.

This special night of racing is dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview. Ken Brenn is an absolute "class act" and has been part of the local racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success in the midgets, also a modified car owner and a former promoter. Ken plans on attending this special event in his honor.

The Tuesday, August 3 event at Grandview Speedway opens the five race Eastern Swing of the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Speed Week. Track gates at Grandview will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Tuesday, August 3 USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Masters & 358* Modifieds 7:30 PM

Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple Roaring 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

Hagar Heading to Knoxville to Run Double Duty in Preparation for Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (July 28, 2021) - Derek Hagar is bound for Iowa this weekend to get some laps prior to the upcoming Knoxville Nationals.

Hagar will compete in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car divisions this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, where he will make his season debut and race for the first time since August 2019.

"We want to try to get as much seat time as possible," he said. "We will try to make as many laps as we can. We haven't been to Knoxville very much and really only for the Knoxville Nationals. You really don't get enough seat time during Nationals. This weekend will be a weekend everybody will try to do the same thing so it will be a full field. We need to make the best of the opportunity and try to stay on track as much as we can."

Hagar plans to tackle both the 360 Knoxville Nationals, which runs Aug. 5-7, as well as the 410 version the following weekend.

His family team is coming off a solid finish to a wild weekend with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions at Lake Ozark Speedway. It began last Friday with a vicious crash in a heat race that ended the night early for Hagar.

"We got upside down," he said. "It was my fault trying to stay in a transfer spot. I tried to plug a hole I should have waited on. I got above the cushion, got hit and started flipping. And then I got hit in the roll cage. J&J builds us a great, safe car. It's not very often you can flip like that and run the same car the next night."

Hagar and the team repaired the car before returning to the track on Saturday. He qualified 18th quickest overall and sixth in his group, which started him on the outside of the third row in a heat race.

"We started out struggling," he said. "I think the second lap of hot laps the motor started running flat. We thought we had a fuel issue and tried to address that, but it was doing the same thing in qualifying. Come to find out a rock got a spark plug so it was running on seven cylinders.

"In the heat race we got up to third fairly quick and ended up falling to fifth. We were good early in the heat, but started getting more free as the race went on."

Hagar lined up on the inside of the eighth row in the A Main.

"We fell back a couple of spots, but once our car came in we had a fast race car," he said. "I was having an issue with the brakes locking up from Lap 8 until I spun. With about 10 or 11 laps to go I was trying to get underneath Paul McMahan. He went to the bottom so I had to get on the brakes hard and it locked them up and I spun around. We were in the top 10 and I believe we had a top five. We went to the work area and came back out. I didn't use the brakes the rest of the race and we climbed back to 11 th. I was really frustrated because we had such a great car. If the brakes had worked there's no doubt we'd have been in the top five."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (-).

July 24 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 11 (15).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 16 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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

"Maria and the crew at FK Rod Ends are awesome to work with," Hagar said. "They take pride in their products and that's why we choose to run FK Rod Ends."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, Fragola Performance Systems, Summit Truck Group, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Record Top Fives at Knoxville Raceway and Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 28, 2021) - Justin Henderson picked up a pair of top-five finishes behind the wheel of the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 during two nights of racing last weekend at Knoxville Raceway and Huset's Speedway.

The top-five outings wrapped up another successful weekend of racing after Henderson earned a win in his family owned No. 83 sprint car a week ago Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

"We didn't do well qualifying both nights and that's a department where you have to be good in at these races," he said. "Coming off a few weeks of winning you want to maintain that standard and I guess we were due for something different. I can't be upset with top-five finishes, but history says we can do better and that's what we want to do weekly."

The team entered last weekend on a four-race winning streak. The action began on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Henderson timed in ninth quickest among 24 drivers during qualifying with a lap of 16.192 seconds. He then won a heat race from the fourth starting spot to lock into the A Main.

Henderson lined up fifth for the feature and by Lap 6 he'd advanced to third. He ultimately slipped back one position to finish fourth for his fifth top-five finish of the season at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.' Henderson continues to hold the points lead by 17 points with three points races remaining on the 2021 schedule.

"Where we went out in time trials affected us as after our laps it seemed everyone went to the bottom and that's where the track ended up being fastest," he said. "We managed to win our heat, but overall, it was just a night where I can't really explain it other than to say it wasn't our night."

Henderson and Sandvig headed to Huset's Speedway on Sunday. Henderson laid down a lap of 11.450 seconds in qualifying, which was eighth quickest out of 23 drivers. Henderson won a heat race to make the feature redraw, which ended up with him pulling the No. 7 to start on the inside of the fourth row in the main event.

He cracked the top five around the halfway mark of the 25-lap feature, but with the leader setting an extremely quick pace Henderson struggled to make up much ground and he settled for fifth. The top five was his ninth of the season at the track and he holds a 22-point advantage in the standings.

"Sunday was probably the worst we've been at Huset's this year and I was trying to do some different things to make up ground," he said. "I had a chance at third and I kind of dove in there really hard and it ended up costing us a spot and we ended up fifth instead."

Next up for the team will be another two-race weekend. They'll head to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday to compete for $7,000 with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions before traveling to Huset's Speedway on Sunday for the $10,000-to-win Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking.

"The money is definitely in the back of our mind and it's two tracks we clearly know very well," Henderson said. "We want to run well for the points deal, but you also want to win races and get rewarded that way. So, the goal is to just go in with the same mindset we have all season and try to take care of business."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 4 (5).

July 25 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Buildings

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

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

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Post Three Top 10s During Week in Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 28, 2021) - David Gravel produced a trio of top-10 finishes last week in Pennsylvania.

The Big Game Motorsports driver highlighted the three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races a week ago Tuesday when he placed fourth during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup hosted by Lernerville Speedway in Sarver.

Gravel opened the night by qualifying sixth quickest. A heat race win earned a spot into the dash. Gravel advanced a position to finish second, which started him on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"Lernerville was pretty good from the drop of the green," he said. "I felt like we qualified well for when we went out. We were able to do good in the heat race and we gained a spot in the dash. Starting in the front row was good. We had a good handle on the car and maybe got a little overconfident. We didn't make as many adjustments as we should have with a 35-lap feature and we were too free. The track got slicker and there wasn't much grip to be had. You just end up sliding around."

The fourth-place result was his 25th top five of the season.

Gravel ventured to Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals last weekend. He timed in eighth quickest, placed second in a heat race and rallied from eighth to fourth in the dash on Friday to start the A Main on the outside of the second row.

"We were pretty good all night long," he said. "The best car we had all night was in the dash. I think we were so good in the dash we got cold feet to do too much to the car. We got real loose and free a couple of laps in and just held on at the end."

Gravel placed sixth and returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday for the event finale. He nearly duplicated his results from the previous night, finishing sixth in qualifying, second in a heat race, fifth in the dash and eighth in the main event.

"The track was a lot wetter that night and was pretty dominant around the top," he said. "We had a pretty good car in the A Main, but you didn't want to start on the bottom. We lost a spot on the start. I got tied up with a lapped car and lost a spot there. I passed two guys on the last restart and they both passed me going into turn one and it messed me up. If we started sixth we probably would have been fourth on Lap 1 and been in a better situation. It was just circumstances with racing."

The team heads to New York this weekend for World of Outlaws races on Friday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville for The Big 'R' Shootout and Saturday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport for the Empire State Challenge.

"Ransomville is an interesting place," he said. "It's fairly fast. We haven't raced there in a couple of years so I'm interested to see what they've done to the track to improve it. And Weedsport is a beautiful facility. It's a short track that can get really slick. Typically New York is on the slicker side. We haven't been there in several years so it will even out the playing field."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (2).

July 23 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 4 (8); Feature: 6 (4).

July 24 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 8 (5).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 7 wins, 25 top fives, 41 top 10s, 49 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big 'R' Shootout and Saturday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Posts Podium Finish With MSTS Series at Rapid Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2021) - Kaleb Johnson raced to a third-place finish a week ago Tuesday during the Midwest Sprint Touring Series feature, which was part of the special Lyon County Fair race at Rapid Speedway.

It marked his second podium in as many starts this year at the track in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

"It was another good night for us there," said Johnson, who was runner up in May. "We usually seem to run well there."

Johnson began the night by grabbing the lead early in his heat race and going on to the win. The victory qualified him for the feature redraw. He drew the fourth starting position with a pair of stout competitors starting to his inside.

"I figured it would be tough to beat Justin (Henderson) and Jack (Dover) with them starting in the first two rows on the inside," he said. "Justin has been hot everywhere lately and it seems like Jack usually finishes first or second whenever we're at Rocky."

Henderson and Dover quickly pulled away from the field when the race started while Johnson found himself in fourth.

"I ran fourth for a few laps before getting by Nate Eakin for third," he said. "Then we had a couple of restarts that gave me a chance to pass them, but they were just too good. I was later able to close on them some in lapped traffic, but it was the same thing. They were really in a league of their own. You always want to win, but finishing third to those two isn't the worst."

Johnson and crew headed to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday without their regular Knoxville Raceway sprint car in the trailer.

"We have one car we race only at Knoxville," he said. "But we hurt the motor in that one the week before and it's being repaired so we brought our other car. It's the same make of car, but it's four years older and the motor isn't as strong."

Johnson's evening began better than anticipated.

"We qualified eighth (out of 31 drivers), which was better than I expected with that car," he said. "Then we went from fourth to third in the heat race. We probably could've finished second if I hadn't shown my nose to John Carney so early on the final lap."

Johnson rolled off eighth on the starting grid in the A Main.

"I didn't get a very good start and dropped back to around 12th or 13th after a few laps," he said. "I felt the most uncomfortable in the car than I've ever felt at Knoxville. With about four laps to go, I went into turn three and hit the cushion. The car snapped free and I couldn't save it. I restarted last and finished 17th. It wasn't a very good night. I guess the thing we learned was that different cars don't like different things."

Johnson will move on to MSTS and Midwest Power Series competition at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., this Friday before returning to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 20 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (4).

July 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 17 (8).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oddson Underground

Oddson Underground, Inc., of Windom, Minn., is a family-owned business established in 1998. The business is an underground utility contractor that handles the installation of fiber optic, water, sewer, power, geothermal and other underground services. For more information, visit http://www.oddsonunderground.com .

"We're excited to have Oddson Underground return to our team this year," Johnson said. "They came on board with us in a pretty big way a couple of years ago and we're looking forward to continuing our partnership with them."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Sea Foam, Snyder Tree Service, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, State Bank of Fairmont, Big Al's Diecast, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, JF Capital, Last Deck, Hepfner Racing Products, Schaeffer's Oil and TL Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Delivers Top Fives at Four Different Tracks

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 27, 2021) - Jack Dover earned two podiums, four top fives and five top 10s in a half-dozen races during a recent 10-day stretch.

The lone result outside of the top six kicked off the busy week and a half of racing on July 16 when a broken rear end resulted in a DNF during a Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series event at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

Dover followed that up by earning the Hard Charger Award with a run from 12 th to third on July 17 at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. He capped that weekend with a fifth-place showing at Huset's Speedway on July 18.

The strong results continued last week as he placed second during an MSTS event at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday before maneuvering from ninth to fourth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. The weekend concluded on Sunday with a sixth-place result at Huset's Speedway.

"I'm really pleased with how we ran at all of those races," he said. "I honestly believe if my rear end wouldn't have broke at Jackson we would have had a top-five finish there. I think I just hit on what this car likes and it's the opposite of what the car from last year liked. We've hit on something and it's pretty awesome going into the Knoxville Nationals."

Dover's two runs at Huset's Speedway came in the Chris and Rick Bowers' No. 81 sprint car and the team continues to rank third in the track's championship standings.

"We definitely want to win one before the season is over, but in order to win one you have to be willing to take a chance at wrecking a car," Dover said. "We can't do that right now with one car and one motor. We're trying our hardest without wrecking and about fifth place is where we're getting."

Dover has a trio of races on tap this weekend with a return to Jackson Motorplex on Friday, to I-90 Speedway on Saturday and to Huset's Speedway on Sunday.

"Every time I go out there I want to win and if I don't win I want to at least be on the podium," he said. "After the race at Rapid Speedway last Tuesday we pulled the motor out. The guys at Speedway Engines did some things and I think that's why we did so well at Knoxville on Saturday. They gave it a lot more power. I feel pretty good going into this weekend and the Knoxville Nationals coming up."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 21 (7).

July 17 - I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. - Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 3 (12).

July 18 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (8).

July 20 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 2 (3).

July 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 4 (9).

July 25 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 4 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Speedway Graphics

Speedway Graphics/Action Signs is a full-service sign and graphic shop specializing in vehicle graphics and commercial signs. The company has been in business since 1986 and is centrally located in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Speedway-Graphics-408360385887505/ .

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

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Sweeps Night at Thunderbowl to Boost Season Win Total to 15 Triumphs

Inside Line Promotions - SANTA MARIA, Calif. (July 27, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi celebrated his first winning night as a father in style last Friday.

Scelzi doubled up by capturing the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Kings of Thunder main events at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., only one week after his daughter was born.

The big night propelled Scelzi back into the KWS-NARC points lead and he backed it up with a runner-up performance on Saturday at Santa Maria Speedway.

"One thing I've noticed since becoming a dad is a lot of the pressure has kind of been off," he said. "I don't want to say I'm not taking the racing as serious as I was, but I see it in a different light. My priorities have changed. Now I'm enjoying driving the race car even more than before, which is very neat."

Scelzi opened the action on Friday during the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial. He qualified third quickest in his 410 group and placed fourth in a heat race, which earned enough points to advance into the dash. A sixth-place result in the dash lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"I felt really good," he said. "We went out early and I didn't feel like I put down a good qualifying lap so it felt good that we were able to stay toward the top of the qualifying times without our best showing. The track was fast in the heats and then we were pretty good in the dash, but the top was the dominant place to be. We ran sixth, but it wasn't anything to shake our heads about. In the feature the track was widening out pretty quick. The top was the fastest place, but I got into third by running the bottom early in the feature. I kept that in the back of my mind. (D.J.) Netto and (Shane) Golobic didn't go down there. When we got into traffic they were sliding guys. There were several times in open air when I'd try the bottom and it wasn't good enough. When we got into traffic I felt like it would work and it did. Once we got by them both we got right back to the fence and we were able to cruise onto our second NARC with there this year."

Scelzi's victory was his series-best third of the season.

He topped the night off by hustling from eighth to win the Kings of Thunder feature, making him undefeated in six races at Thunderbowl Raceway this year. It also marked his 15th trip to Victory Lane this year.

"Once we pulled the 410 one off your confidence carries you at that point," he said. "We got right to third I think in two laps. We got to second a lap or two after that. The leader had a good pace and was on the gas. I tried to maintain a little distance and bide my time. About halfway I started closing in and then he ended up getting into a crash with two lapped cars and we barely missed that. It paid off to be patience because we were able to miss that crash and lead the last 10 or 11 laps unchallenged."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Santa Maria Speedway, where Scelzi raced for the first time since 2019. He qualified eighth quickest and won a heat race to make the dash. Scelzi finished where he started - fifth - in the dash to put himself on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We've been really good there," he said. "I ran second there in 2016 to Kyle Hirst and we won there in 2019. The goal was to stay out of the work area."

Scelzi avoided early melee and methodically worked his way into second by the midpoint of the feature on the tricky track. He tracked down the leader in the closing laps, but was unable to make a bid for the lead.

"We bided our time and missed the wrecks," he said. "We closed on Bill (Aton) late, but couldn't get by him. I kept getting under him in turn three and then he closed up his entry. That was a big win. There's a lot of good guys in the NARC series so it's neat to see him get a win."

Scelzi plans on racing this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., before running a Sprint Car Challenge Tour event on Saturday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 1 (6).

July 23 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (8).

July 24 - Santa Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, Calif. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 15 wins, 29 top fives, 33 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Auto Meter

Since 1957, Auto Meter has been driven to provide performance enthusiasts with the information they need to win. They company has revolutionized the way that racers and vehicle builders think about instrumentation and vehicle electronics for more than 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.AutoMeter.com.

"Auto Meter is known for their quality products," Scelzi said. "It provides the best product on the market and we're thrilled to say Auto Meter is part of our team."

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

 

 

Alex Pokorski posts first MSA top-10 in PDTR Dave Deicher Tribute

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 27, 2021 – Second-year Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car driver Alex Pokorski continued his upward progression behind the wheel by notching is first career top-10 A-main showing in the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Dave Deicher Tribute Night main event at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 24.

Pokorski was one of 25 PDTR 360 Sprint Car drivers to sign in for the special event, which was held in honor of longtime racer and PDTR and MSA flagman Dave Deicher, who passed away in May.

The West Bend driver drew the eighth starting spot in the second 10-lap 360 Sprint Car heat race and quickly moved up to seventh by passing Preston Ruh in the third turn of the opening lap.

On lap 4, the red flag was displayed for a flip involving Ben Schmidt, which moved Pokorski up to sixth on the ensuing restart. Pokorski powered past rookie Katelyn Krebsbach on the restart to assume fifth before setting his sets on the fourth-place car of Cole Possi.

On lap 6, Pokorski worked past Possi to secure fourth, which is where he finished the race to lock himself into his seventh 360 Sprint Car A-main of the 2021 season in 11 starts and 10th overall main event in 20 career events.

Pokorski rolled off a career-best fifth in the special 26-lap Dave Deicher Tribute 360 Sprint Car A main and held his own at the front of the field in the early going on the wide, smooth and slick racing surface.

After Brandon McMullen and Travis Arenz passed the No. 4 Pokorski Motorsports machine, Pokorski found himself running eighth when the lone yellow flag of the race appeared for Tyler Brabant, who spun in turn two while running third.

Pokorski restarted in the seventh spot and worked the high and low grooves over the final 11 laps in search of the fast way around the third-mile clay oval. In the closing laps Justin Erickson and Chris Clayton worked past Pokorski before the checkered flag fell on his career-best ninth-place A-main finish in a race won by Brandon McMullen.

“We were unlucky with the heat race draw, but we were able to pass four cars and get into the invert for the A main,” Pokorski said. “The car felt good in both the heat and feature. It felt good to be in the top 10. That was a goal of mine. Next, we will aim for a top five.

“I would like to thank Goeden Auto Body and Pedal Down Promotions for stepping up to offer $200 in sponsor challenge money if we would have won a heat race, B main or A main on Saturday night,” he said. “Even though we didn’t get that done, we appreciate the support.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team is now set to compete in a Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader with Alex Pokorski in the driver’s seat both nights starting at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 31 in an all-open wheel event alongside the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Badger Midgets.

For those unable to attend, the race will be broadcast live on FloRacing.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 1, the team will make its second appearance of the season at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. with the MSA 360 Sprint Cars joined by the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Cars and Badger Midgets.

Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with racing to begin at 6 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for the 2021 Pokorski Motorsports team are Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Hopf Farms, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Pokorski Motorsports is pleased to welcome back Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a sponsor for the 2021 racing season. Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects. Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success. Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006. In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focused on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012. In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom. “We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2021,” Pokorski Motorsports team owner and co-driver Paul Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.” Pokorski Motorsports invites fans to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970. 2021 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 18 MSA events – 18 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2 Heat Race Victories – 1

2021 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule Saturday, July 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Sunday, Aug. 1 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. Saturday, Aug. 7 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, Aug. 14 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, Aug. 21 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

 

 

Brian Brown Amped for Three All Star Races This Week Following Triumph at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2021) - Brian Brown faces a trio of FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions races at familiar tracks this week on the heels of his fourth victory of the season.

Brown led all 25 laps last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he captured his 54th career 410ci winged sprint car win.

July 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

"It was a good, efficient night," Brown said. "It was the first time we've been back to Knoxville in a bit so it was good to get back there. We were third quick and went sixth to second in the heat. We got a good draw for a good starting spot in the A Main. Knoxville's competition is very good so we knew we needed a good start. We were able to try some stuff and put it on the car. It seemed to rip around there pretty good. We got through traffic decent and the race went 25 laps non-stop. Hats off to Danny, Nate, Tye and my dad. It was 100-degree heat, which isn't easy on anybody. Those guys keep knocking it out of the park."

UP NEXT - Tuesday at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo.; Thursday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.; and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions

"The All Stars are as tough as they get," Brown said. "They showed that at Eldora the other week. I feel like we're good, too. We ran well at I-70 when the Outlaws were there with a second and a sixth. It's a premier facility 15 minutes from our shop. Thursday will be a special one because of where it's at and who it's for. Ron Ditzfeld was my first-ever sponsor from Day 1 and his company, Ditzfeld Transfer, has been on my car from the start. It sucks to race a memorial race for him because he's not there, but I'd love nothing more than to bring a trophy back home in his honor. And Saturday at Knoxville, as we get closer to the Nationals every single lap counts. It will be a tough one this weekend because of the level of competition coming into town, but the level will amp up every single week. We feel like we're in a good spot right now. We're trying to learn as much as we can and be efficient and make good decisions. We want a car that is good enough to be in the hunt and I can make up the difference when it counts."

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 22 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 37 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company since 1954. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"I've raced for a long time and I've only ever put one brand of helmet on my head and that's Bell," Brown said. "I feel like it's the safest thing on the market. Their innovation is always great and they're always coming out with safer things."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, MSD Ignition, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

UMP MODS & RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD TOUR "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" TAKE CENTER STAGE SATURDAY AT SHARON PLUS RUSH SPRINTS & STOCKS

By Mike Leone

July 27, 2021

(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway will look to close out the month of July this Saturday night (July 31) for a "Steel Valley Thunder" program presented by A&MP Electric. As the 92nd anniversary season rolls on, Saturday's show will include the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply UMP Modifieds, the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in a Touring Series event part of their "Manufacturers Night", the Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars, and the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks. Race time is 7 p.m. Kids bike races will be held during intermission; helmets are required.

After two consecutive rainouts, the UMP Mods are set for their second appearance of the 2021 season on Saturday night. Back on April 24 at the season opener, Dave Hess, Jr. captured his fourth career win. Ty Rhoades charged from 13th to second and will be hungry for the $1,000 payday on Saturday. Joel Watson, who has 28 career Sharon wins, was fourth. The shows scheduled for May 26 and June 19 both fell victim to rain. The next appearance by the UMP Mods will be on August 28. Sharon is part of the East Region that offers $2,000 to the champion with the top 10 receiving point fund monies, while the national UMP champion will take home $20,000. The HTMA/Precise Racing RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will also share the top billing as they will be competing in a Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series event with $600 to-win in addition to a $100 to-win dash presented by Ohio Intra Express. It's also their annual "Manufacturers Night" as some $21,000 in valuable giveaways will be doled out to RUSH Mod racers. The top two prizes from TBM Brakes and Lincoln Electric are valued at well over $1,000. TBM will award two F1 Tornado Calipers and two F3 Tornado Calipers along with three Bottles of TBM Brake Fluid valued at $1420; meanwhile, Lincoln Electric will provide a Power MIG 140C Multi Purpose Welder & cart valued at $1,175! There will be a lot of points on the line Saturday for the RUSH Mods; not only Tour and Sharon points but also the $3,500 to-win Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Weekly Series and the $1,000 to-win Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championships! Eric Gabany won the most recent Tour race at the nearby Expo Speedway during the Trumbull County Fair. Thanks to his win at Lernerville and a runner-up last Saturday night, Chas Wolbert has taken over RUSH's Weekly Series points lead, and also leads the Sharon track points. Defending "Route 7 Rumble" Series Champion, Rob Kristyak, leads those standings.

The Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars were rained out at their last two scheduled events on July 11 and July 17, but are looking forward to returning for their fifth appearance of the season on Saturday night. Gale Ruth, Jr. leads the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series with five Series wins overall at four different tracks, but has yet to win at Sharon.

The 2018 and 2019 champion, Chad Ruhlman, is atop RUSH's $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship standings with four victories including a sweep of last weekend's events at Lernerville and Pittsburgh, and the most recent race at Sharon on June 26. Ruhlman also leads the all-time win list at Sharon with five victories. Seventeen-year-old Nolan Groves has been impressive at Sharon with two wins and a runner-up finish. Veteran Rod George won the May 22 show at Sharon. On June 5, an all-time record high RUSH Sprint Car count of 23 was established.

The Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks finally completed their fourth event of the season last Saturday night, but first since the June 12 "Steel Valley Nationals". 2018 track champion Chris McGuire topped the 24-car field for the $700 payday to become the third different winner in four races. The only repeat winner is 2019 champion Curt J. Bish, who won the first two races of the season. Chris Schneider is the other 2021 victor, who topped the $10,000 "Steel Valley Nationals". Bish has an eight-point lead on McGuire. Veteran Larry Kugel is hanging tough in third over 2016 and 2017 champ Paul Davis. Coleton Longwell has worked his way to fifth in points.

There is no Sharon registration fee for any division. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2021 season, please bring the registration form with you completed http://www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/RegistrationFormSharon2021.pdf

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone. The fan zone, which includes a concessions and restrooms, debuted in 2020 during the COVID-19 shortened season. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon with passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while general admission opens at 5. Pill draw will close at 6:15 p.m. Motor heat for the Sprints will be at 6:15 p.m. with heat races getting underway at 7 p.m.

Grandstand/fan zone admission for those 14 and over is $15. Senior citizen admission is $10. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be upgraded on race night at the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up next Saturday (August 7), the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprints are back in the "Bill Kirila Memorial" paying $3,000 to-win and will be joined by the HTMA/Precise Racing RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Whelen Econo Mods, and the Sportsman Dwarf Cars. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

RacinBoys Ready for Five Straight Nights of ASCS Sprint Week Racing With Live Video Streams

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 27, 2021) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has five straight nights of action on tap beginning Tuesday evening.

The final five rounds of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's ASCS Sprint Week will be aired via a live video stream to RacinBoys All Access subscribers.

Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., hosts the competition on Tuesday followed by events on Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; on Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; on Friday at The New Tulsa Speedway in Tulsa, Okla.; and on Saturday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla.

All live streamed events by the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network have improved quality and bonuses this year, including additional cameras, replays and new graphics packages. Each show features the action from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription entails all live video coverage, which includes nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event as well as numerous other series throughout the Midwest, including ASCS regional action, the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series and more.

RacinBoys offers a monthly package to view all of its video content - live and On-Demand - for only $29.99 monthly or $249.99 for an annual subscription.

Video content can also be accessed via the RacinBoys app on IOS, APPLE TV, ANDROID, ANDROID TV, ROKU and FIRESTICK TV.

The first three nights of the ASCS Sprint Week have featured spectacular competition with Dale Howard, Matt Covington and Ryan Timms each earning a victory.

It has also shaken up the ASCS National Tour championship standings as Covington leads Blake Hahn by 42 points with J.J. Hickle only 50 points out of the lead.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Setters Garners Three Top 10s During ASCS Frontier Region Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - SHERIDAN, Wyo. (July 27, 2021) - James Setters scored a trio of top-10 finishes last weekend with the ASCS Frontier Region.

Setters recorded results of seventh and eighth, respectively, at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., before he capped the weekend with a 10 th-place result during his debut at Sheridan Speedway.

"We didn't do as good as I wanted the first couple of nights," he said. "I was a little off and the car was a little off. But when we went to Sheridan I was running second and trying to pass Trever Kirkland when we blew a tire with six laps to go. That was our best night other than the blown tire."

Setters advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race and from ninth to seventh place in the A Main on Friday at Big Sky Speedway.

"I didn't choose the right line," he said. "The bottom was preferred and I was running the top. I made some passes, but lost some spots. I think if we had run the bottom like I should have we'd have made more progress."

A heat race win was followed by an eighth-place showing in the main event on Saturday.

"I did better with lane choice, but it was just an average night and we ran where we started," he said.

The biggest confidence boost came on Sunday at Sheridan Speedway, where Setters rallied from fourth to second place in both a heat race and dash. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"It was really fun and I really like that track," he said. "I enjoy the big tracks where you can get going fast. It went away in the main and rubbered up. I was trying to pass the leader so hard, which is why we blew the tire. I got next to him a couple of times, but I never had the run to get him down the straightaway. We ended up losing the tire at the end."

The blown tire relegated Setters to the 10th-place result.

He will take the next couple of weeks off before heading to Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 13-14.

"It'll be nice to take some rest," he said. "I've gained a lot of confidence racing with some of the best guys up here. I'm looking forward to seeing how that helps me once we get back to racing."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 7 (9).

July 24 - Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (7).

July 25 - Sheridan Speedway in Sheridan, Wyo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 10 (2).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 13-14 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

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

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

SPONSORS -

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

 

 

Amantea Earns Top 10 During USAC East Coast Sprint Cars Race at Georgetown

Inside Line Promotions - BRIDGEPORT, N.J. (July 27, 2021) - Joey Amantea scored a weekend-best seventh-place finish at Georgetown Speedway Friday night during the first of two nights of racing with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars.

Amantea also competed on Saturday at Bridgeport Motorsports Park, where he finished 18th following an accident.

"You could say we had the best of both worlds as we had two nights with two different sets of results," he said. "We're fast and we know we're gaining on things. We just need some luck to go our way and we'll be ok."

Amantea planned a full slate of wingless micro sprint racing early in the week, but engine troubles derailed his plans. He turned his focus toward the wingless 360ci sprint car and headed to Georgetown, Del., for a first-ever visit to Georgetown Speedway on Friday. Amantea kicked off the night by finishing fifth in a heat race and earning the 10th starting spot into the A Main. He gained three positions during the feature to score his sixth top-10 result of the season with the series.

"Georgetown is a pretty neat track and it was something I have yet to experience as a driver," he said. "I made a few driver mistakes in the heat race and was doing all right in the feature before we got lapped. It's unfortunate we got lapped as by that point the car was really good and the results don't show how fast we actually were."

Amantea then ventured to Bridgeport Motorsports Park - the site of his season-best effort of third place with the series in May. He started on the pole for a heat race, but a blown left-rear tire relegated him to a fourth-place finish and left him short of the feature redraw. He lined up 10th and was running as high as eighth when two cars made contact in front of him, which left him nowhere to go. The damage sustained ended his night early and he was credited with finishing 18th.

"Bridgeport is a track I really like and we were third quick in hot laps, but the blown tire killed us," he said. "I was running pretty good in the feature and it was just a wrong place, wrong time deal and that ended our night pretty quickly unfortunately."

The next Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars race is Saturday at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Va. He sits seventh in the standings and only trails fifth by 56 markers.

"We ran Winchester last year and I felt pretty good, but pill draw is going to be key early in the night and getting up front," he said. "We could use a good weekend and I'm looking forward to getting back on track. Every race is another opportunity and hopefully this weekend will be ours."

He also plans to race a micro sprint on Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 7 (10).

July 24 - Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Bridgeport, N.J. - Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 18 (10).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., and Saturday at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Va., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com .

"I'm very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Brake Issues Slow Andy Gregg at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of his first win of the year one week ago, Andy Gregg looked to build off that momentum on Saturday night as he kicks off the final four nights of action at Placerville Speedway as a car owner, but unfortunately mechanical issues in the feature event would plague his finish.

“We had a good car all night long, but we when we got out on the track for the feature, I knew we had an issue and it was pretty frustrated,” Andy Gregg said. “I did all I could and ended up going to the work area under the late red to see if it was something we could possibly fix for the final few laps.”

29 cars checked into the pit area for what was fan appreciation night, and the Diamond Springs, CA driver would time the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed sprinter in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Needing to win his heat for a berth in the redraw, Gregg would do just that as he out gunned Blake Carrick. Picking up the win, Gregg would move into the redraw where the eight pill placed him on the outside of the fourth row for the impending 25-lap feature event.

Getting down to the speedway following track work prior to the A, Gregg would feel something amiss with his brakes during the hot lap session. Able to get brakes by working the pedal, Gregg would do a great job of keeping his machine inside the Top-10.

As the problem worsened Gregg would slowly slip back through the field as he would find himself back in 10th late in the race. With the problem increasingly worse under red flag conditions, Gregg would give up his ninth position and head to the work area to let his team try and make any changes they could for the final three laps.

Rejoining the field, Gregg would close the night out with a 15th place finish.

“It was a bummer, because with the way the track was, I felt really confident heading into the ‘A’,’ Gregg added. “We had a little pedal and as that went away things got tough, and I made the decision to head up to the work area and see if we could do something. Thanks to my guys for a lot of hard work.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Nail it Roofing, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Aaron Dosh Attorney at Law, Ice House Resort, Classic Fence Co., Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, Sierra Ice, Ford’s Only, MF Inc., and Gilly’s Radiator for their support.

ON TAP: Gregg will idle this weekend before returning to action on August 7th for the Mark Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins- 1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

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Andy Forsberg Takes Placerville Speedway Points Lead with Three Races Left

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though 2021 hasn’t quite been the year many have been accustomed to for Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing, the team was able to inch ahead of the season long point standings at Placerville Speedway in Saturday night as Forsberg’s fifth place finish gives him a single digit advantage with three races to go.

“Our night got off to a pretty good start with qualifying and our heat race, but we kind of struggled to keep that speed up in the feature event,” Forsberg said. “We keep trying things hoping to hit on something when it gets slick like it does, but we aren’t quite there yet. The guys will keep plugging away, and we will see what we can do this weekend in Merced, CA.”

With 29 cars on hand at Placerville, CA’s Placerville Speedway, Forsberg would lay down a very strong lap after going out late in the time trial session as he stopped the clocks with the second fastest lap of the night aboard the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Forsberg would put himself in a good position as he worked into the lead. Picking up the win, Forsberg transferred directly into the feature event, but also earned a spot in the redraw where the five pill placed him in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

Placerville Speedway staff would touch the slick surface up prior to the feature event pushing off, and it would provide two distinct grooves for the finale.

Setting into fifth when the race came to life, Forsberg would find himself battling with the likes of Justyn Cox and Andy Gregg as they raced around the ¼ mile bullring.

Searching high and low aboard the F&F Racing mount, Forsberg would continue to keep his machine well inside the Top-5 as he would work his way into fourth on an early restart.

Just as he took fourth on a restart, Forsberg would lose fourth on a restart a few laps later as he fell back to fifth where he would continue to run.

Battling with Cox and Willie Croft late in the race, Forsberg would keep his mount solidly in the Top-5 as his fifth place finish now has him up front in the track standings.

“Points are cool, but we really want to be up front and contending for wins,” Forsberg said. “We got a motor back and things ran well, so hopefully we can keep tuning and get this thing up front.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, PitStopUSA, Geico Local Office, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: F&F Racing heads to Merced Speedway on Saturday night for Sprint Car Challenge Tour action.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-2, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-16.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Willie Croft Fourth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting in two races over this past weekend, Colfax, CA driver Willie Croft picked up a seventh-place finish with the King of the West Series on Friday night in Tulare, CA before finishing fourth at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

‘Friday night we king of fought some fuel pick up issues, but I think we got that sorted,” Croft said. “Saturday night, we had a really good car, but things just didn’t fall my way with cautions in the feature. We would get rolling and get into traffic and then a caution would fly and interrupt us.”

Checking in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Croft would flex his muscle early as he timed the Holey Smokes BBQ/Rudeen/Art’s Craft Beer Palace backed entry in fastest amongst the 29 cars checked into the pit area.

Simply needing to transfer out of his heat race to earn a spot in the redraw, Croft would do better than that as he would pick up the win and keep his strong night going.

Finding himself with the one pill, Croft would lead the field to green for the 25-lap feature event as he shared the front row with Tanner Carrick.

When the race came to life, Carrick would beat Croft into the first turn as ‘Double Down’ spun his tires and settled into the second spot. As Carrick set a strong pace early, Croft was patient and began to close in on the early leader as traffic came into play on the sixth lap.

Fighting through dense traffic on the tight confines of Placerville Speedway, Croft would pull up to Carrick’s rear bumper just before the race’s halfway point only to see the caution fly on the 13th lap.

Lining up in double file formation, Croft would slip back to third as he battled with the likes of Justyn Cox, Colby Johnson, and Andy Forsberg on the slick racing surface.

Again, closing in on the leaders as they battled in traffic, a late caution on the 23rd lap would halt Croft’s progress as the field would now line up in single file formation for the finale restart of the night.

Battling with Justyn Cox and Andy Forsberg over the final two laps, Croft would cap the night off with a fourth-place finish.

Friday night, Croft and company checked in at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for a night of racing against the King of the West Tour.

On a very slick surface during qualifying time trials, Croft would time in fifth fastest and find himself in the second row of the second heat race. On a completely reworked Thunderbowl Raceway surface, the track would now have a ton of moisture and create lightning-fast speed.

Finishing fourth in his heat, Croft would narrowly miss out on having enough points for the Dash and would roll off the starting grid from the 11th starting position.

With the surface in better shape for the feature event, Croft would turn in a nice run through the Top-10, though he continued to fight engine issues for most of the night.

Able to work his way forward, Croft would close the night off with a seventh-place finish at the Thunderbowl Raceway.

“We fought issues all night in Tulare, CA, and figured out it was a fuel pick up problem,” Croft said. “Other than that, pretty pleased with the weekend and looking forward to our next outing.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, Rudeen, Art’s Craft Beer Palace, Amerikote, ButlerBuilt , SCI, Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2021.

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Willie Croft is unsure of his next race at the time of press.

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

 

 

Justyn Cox Third in Return to Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports returned to Placerville Speedway Saturday night after missing last week and continued to not miss a beat. With 29 cars on hand, Cox was able to race his way to a third-place finish.

“We went out late in time trials, and really laid down a good lap going out as late as we did,” Cox said. “It didn’t look like it would put us in position to make the redraw later in the night, but things went out way a little.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Barry Lumber, Inc./Legacy Specialties backed No. 7c in eight fastest in time trials, Cox would either need to win his heat or have a lot of help to make the aforementioned redraw.

In what turned into a wild night for heat races, Cox finished fourth in his and as luck would have it enough things went his way to make him redraw eligible. Pulling the three pill, the Clarksburg, CA driver would roll off the starting grid from the inside of the second row on a freshly groomed racing surface.

When the action came to life, Cox spent much of the first half of the race running in the fourth position as he battled with the likes of Andy Forsberg and Colby Johnson as they waged war on each other around the ¼ mile bullring.

The first restart of the night came on the 13th lap, and it would see Cox slip back to fifth briefly, before re-claiming the fourth spot on the very next restart.

Cox would continue to run in the fourth position in the final green flag run of the night as he chased after Willie Croft who ran third ahead of him. A single file restart with three to go would allow Cox to make a move on Croft to get around him and claim the final spot on the podium.

“It felt great to get back up to Placerville, CA and re unite with C&M Motorsports after spending the previous week racing up in Oregon,” Cox added. “Cody and the guys really gave me a great car in the main, and I feel like we were even better than where we finished, but restarts killed me. Like I said, it was a fun night, and thanks to Cody and Mandi for continuing to want to go racing with my family and I.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports now return to Sprint Car Challenge Tour action on Saturday night as they head to Merced, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-17

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Mitchell Moles Fourth in Debut with Roth Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Friday night in Tulare, CA Mitchell Moles got the call to pilot the famed Roth Motorsports NO. 83jr machine at Thunderbowl Raceway. Amidst a very strong showing for the team, Moles would cap his night off with a fourth-place finish in the feature event.

“First off I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, as well as the entire Roth Motorsports team for having me in their car on Friday night,” Moles said. “I had a blast working with Brent, Jeff, and Todd and they did a really good job of getting me comfortable in a hurry.”

On very slick conditions early in the night, Moles would get off to a nice start aboard the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. backed entry as he timed in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race, the freshly groomed surface now had a ton of moisture in it which created lightning-fast speeds. Able to finish third, Moles would garner enough points to move into the Dash where he would take the green flag form the sixth starting position.

Getting up on the Thunderbowl Speedway cushion, Moles would get off to a very strong start in the Dash as he passed a couple of cars to get into the fourth position. Able to finish fourth, Moles would take the green flag from the outside of the second row for the 30-lap KWS feature event.

Continuing to confer with his Roth Motorsports crew as the night moved along, Moles would set out for the feature event with a similar game plan as he had in the Dash.

When the green flag was displayed, Moles would get squeezed into the wall on the exit of turn two, and it would see him lose all of his momentum as he fell back to 10th.

After a stoppage, Moles would restart from 10th, and this time he was able to get off to a better start as he got into seventh and started clicking off strong laps against the famed Thunderbowl wall.

Getting into fifth, another restart would see Moles grab another position as he was able to get back up to fourth where he would go on to finish.

“I am really happy with how our night went with it being my first night in their car, and not really having a ton of laps in a 410ci car,” Moles said. “I am a little mad at myself for putting myself in that position on the opening lap, but we had a really good car and I was able to make up the lost ground. It has always been a dream of mine to run for Roth Motorsports, so again I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, and the entire team for a great opportunity.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2021.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top-10’s-5

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports is TBD on their next event in CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports.

 

 

2ND ANNUAL EXTREME SPEED CHALLENGE UP NEXT FOR MUST SEE RACING

July 27, 2021 – The 2nd annual Extreme Speed Challenge at Lorain County Raceway Park August 13-14 is a little more than two weeks away, but preparations are already underway. The two-day event will see the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro, Midwest Supermodified Series, and Maxima Racing Oil’s Midwest Lights Series headline the event.

The event inaugurated last August and drew an excellent crowd and car count despite COVID-19 restrictions at the time. The event has quickly become one of the most popular events on the MSR schedule. Very few events across the country offer three open wheel divisions in a single weekend as this event does.

The Xtreme Speed Challenge will be highlighted by the MSR 410’s, which will be back in action after having a mid season break. Jimmy McCune picked up his second victory of the season with his win at M-40 Speedway in Jones, Michigan.

To date, the competitive MSR 410's and Lights series have seen 8 different feature winners in 2021. With the layoff allowing extra preparation time, a very strong field of sprint cars is expected.

The unique format for this event will see 410 sprint car teams competing for a purse of $22, 540 with the winner taking home $2,500 for the 30-lap feature on Saturday night. Friday night will see twin 20-lap qualifying races, the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash, heat races, and will also feature the Maxima Racing Oil’s Midwest Lights Series competing in a full program of racing action.

Saturday night will see the 401’s return for their 30-lap feature and B-main and a full racing program for the Midwest Supermodified Series. Modifieds and Chargers will also be in action both nights. Saturday’s finale for the 410’s will be the ‘Jerry Caryer Memorial’. The long-time MSR competitor from Ney, Ohio passed away one year ago on the day of this event. Caryer was preparing to head to Lorain County Raceway Park when he succumbed to a heart attack. Caryer was a very popular driver in the series, and it is only fitting that the event will take place in his home state of Ohio.

For more info on this event please log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Dominant in Third Consecutive Win at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: While he was missing in action last weekend at Placerville Speedway while he was competing in Watsonville, CA, Saturday night Tanner Carrick returned to his winning ways at the famed bullring as he picked up his third consecutive win at the track in convincing fashion.

“I keep saying it, but Placerville was a place that was so tough on me for some many years,” Tanner Carrick said. “To have the success this year really is a testament to how hard this team has worked, and how hard I’ve worked personally to figure the place out.”

With 29 cars on hand, Carrick would go out late in time trials. Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in 12th fastest in time trials, the Lincoln, CA product would find himself in a great spot as he would line up on the front row of his heat race.

Needing to pick up the win in heat race competition, Carrick would do just that as he looked very impressive on the slick surface. Moving into the redraw, Carrick would have lady luck riding with him as the ‘two’ pill placed him on the front row of the feature event alongside Willie Croft.

With the track undergoing a quick grooming session before the feature event, Carrick still had the game plan of using the high-side early in the feature on this night despite the bottom being good to him the last two races he was in attendance.

When the race came to life, Carrick got off to a great start as he launched ahead of Croft heading into turn one and put his right-rear up on the thick Placerville Speedway cushion that had built up around the speedway.

Setting a torrid pace out front, Carrick would reach the back of the field in just six laps and begin working through traffic and keeping the field at bay. The first half of the race would click off with the issues at all, but the yellow would finally fly on the 13th lap and put the field in double file formation.

Opting to the bottom on the double file restart, Carrick would continue to keep the field behind him as he rocketed away until another stoppage on the 15th lap. Again choosing the bottom, Carrick would motor away from the field as he had now began working the bottom groove of the speedway.

Using the moisture down low, Carrick would continue to create a sizeable gap until one final stoppage came on the 22nd circuit. With the field now in single file formation, Carrick would hit the bottom to perfection during the final three laps and safely secure his third consecutive win at the speedway.

“The last three times we have been here, I have been able to roll the bottom when need be, and pound the curb when I have to,” Carrick said. “Saturday night we needed to be good at both and Clark, Lucas, and the guys made sure we had a car that was. Big thanks to them, and thanks to all of the partners who allow us to do this.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 37, Wins: 6, Top 5’s: 21, Top 10’s: 29

ON TAP: Carrick will return to action on Saturday night in Merced, CA before making his way out to Knoxville, IA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Sean Becker Nets Pair of Tulare Top-5’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- A busy weekend for Sean Becker and Vertullo Motorsports saw Becker pick of two top finishes on Friday night in Tulare, CA before recording an eighth-place finish on Saturday in Santa Maria, CA.

“Tulare went really well,” Sean Becker said. “I am still working on finding that speed lap after lap as a driver that the leaders always have. Luckily the team gave me great cars on Friday, and we came away with two really good finishes.”

Taking part in King of the West action as well as Kings of Thunder 360i action on Friday night, Becker got the night opened up by timing the Starr Property Management/Morrison Concrete/A.R.T. backed No. 83v machine in eighth fastest in KWS action.

Timing in on an extremely slick surface, heat races would be run a freshly re vamped track that had a ton of moisture and grip. Able to race to the win, the Roseville, CA driver would qualify for the Dash where he would pocket a third-place finish.

Taking the green flag from the inside of the second row, Becker would find himself racing with the likes of Dominic Scelzi, DJ Netto, and Shane Golobic. Working all around the high banked speedway, Becker would take the checkered flag with a fifth-place finish.

360ci action saw ‘The Shark’ time the Vertullo Motorsports mount in sixth fastest in time trials and a second-place finish in heat race competition which then put him in the fifth row for the finale.

After running fifth in the 410ci race, Becker proved to be up to the task to charge his way through the field on the surface that was back to being extremely slick. Slicing and dicing his way around the Thunderbowl, Becker would work his way up to garner a podium finish as he ended up third.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Santa Maria Speedway for more King of the West action. Timing in fourth fastest on another very slick and abrasive racing surface, Becker would finish third in heat race competition.

Missing out on the Dash, the Roseville, CA driver would line up just behind the six Dash cars as he took the green flag from the seventh starting position.

A massive pile up on the start of the race would see Becker endure contact and head to the work area. Able to restart, Becker would do what he could with a beat up car as he was able to work his way back into the Top-10 and cap his night off with an eighth place finish.

“Saturday night we continued to have the same really good speed that we have had as of late, but a pile up on the opening lap left us with a pretty beat up car,” Becker said. “Luckily these guys built a resilient car and we somehow were able to limp our way to a Top-10.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 10, Top-10’s- 18

ON TAP: Becker is set for more King of the West action as he will be at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Friday night and Santa Maria Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Tough Lucks Slows Corey Day and Tarlton Motorsports During Double Header Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to racing action for two more nights over the weekend before a four-week hiatus, Corey Day and Tarlton Motorsports battled with the King of the West Series at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“Friday night I really made a mistake in the feature, and I got into the wall and got upside down,” Corey Day said. “Saturday, we were really good again in the ‘A’, but I got into a spinning car, and it brought our night to an early end. I really want to thank to Tarlton’s as well as Paul Baines for providing me really good equipment and a really cool opportunity.”

Kicking the weekend off at Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday night, Day would be the first car out for time trials on an extremely slick surface. Timing the Tarlton, and Son, Inc./EZ Haul/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 machine in 13th fastest in time trials.

Just narrowly missing the heat race inversion, the Clovis, CA driver would finish sixth in his heat race, which lined him up 15th for the 30-lap feature event.

When the feature event came to life, so did Day. Getting up on the famed Thunderbowl wall, Day was making moves through the field as he quickly found himself inside the Top-10.

Showing a ton of speed on the 1/3-mile oval, Day would work his way up into the sixth position. Continuing to look for more, a crucial mistake on lap 25 saw Day make hard contact with the wall which led to a series of flips. Though he was able to escape from the wreckage, Day’s night would come to an end.

Regrouping and heading to Santa Maria Speedway on Saturday night, Day would get his night off to a much better start as he was able to time in sixth quickest on a very slick surface.

Following an extensive track rework after time trials, a lighting fast surface in heat race competition would see Day power his way to a win and earn a spot in the Trophy Dash.

Lining up on the front row of the Dash, Day would finish fourth and take the green flag from outside of the second row.

After a wild start to the feature, Day would get to moving when things got going. As he jumped into third and chased after Billy Aton and Ryan Robinson. Moving into second, Day would find himself closing in on Aton rapidly until a spinning car would leave him with nowhere to go on the 14th lap and the ensuing contact would bring his night to an end.

“We were able to make some changes as the weekend moved along and we found some things that worked,” Day said. “Again, I just really want to thank the Tarlton family as well as Paul Baines for all they are doing for me.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 16, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 7.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports is now on an extended break before resuming KWS action on August 25th at Placerville Speedway to kick off Speedweek.

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

To keep up with Corey Day, follow him on Twitter @CDay4114, or on Instagram @Corey_Day_.

 

 

Blake Carrick Back in Placerville Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Having a nightmarish night at Placerville Speedway during his most recent outing back on July 4th, Blake Carrick put together a much better night on Saturday as he was able to notch his 23rd Top-10 finish of the season as he finished eighth.

“We had a pretty tough night the last time we ran Placerville, so it felt good to get back, and have some speed and get a decent finish,” Blake Carrick said. “Thanks to the guys for all they do for our team.”

With 29 cars checked into the pita area, Carrick would time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38b machine in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Carrick would battle with Andy Gregg for the top spot, which was pivotal as a win comes with a berth in the redraw. Unable to get back by Gregg, Carrick would finish second and still safely transfer into the feature event.

Gridding the field form the 10th starting position for the 25-lap feature event, the Lincoln, CA driver would settle into 10th during the opening stanzas before moving into ninth on the fifth lap.

Amidst a 13 lap non strop green flag run to open the race up, Carrick would continue to run in the ninth position when the race’s first caution flag was waved and brought up a double file restart.

Jumping into eighth on the restart, Carrick would then use a lap 15th restart to race his way into sixth. Finding himself in a hotly contested battle from sixth-tenth, Carrick would actually find himself in 10th when the final stoppage of the night came on the 22nd circuit.

Getting to ninth when the green flag was displayed, Carrick made a nice last lap move to net eighth coming to the checkered flag.

“It was a fast paced feature, and restarts were pretty good to us,” Carrick said. “Like I said, good to get back in the Top-10 at Placerville.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick return to action on Saturday night at Merced Speedway in Merced, CA for Sprint Car Challenge Tour action.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-38, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-23

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

McKenna Haase Leads Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship with Four Days to Go!

Knoxville, IA, July 27, 2021 – Just four days remain in the $20,000 Priority Aviation Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship! The contest, awarding $20,000 to the driver generating the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa ends next Saturday, July 31! The contest also awards $10,000 to the second-place earner, and $5,000 to third place.

Iowa’s McKenna Haase is the current leader, while Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild has taken over the second spot. PA Posse member Robbie Kendall holds down third, ahead of Iowa’s Austin McCarl, California’s Dominic Scelzi, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease, Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart, Missouri’s Brian Brown and the Black Pearl #101 sprint car team from the Cincinnati, Ohio area recently driven by Lachlan McHugh.

All drivers and teams competing at either the Knoxville 360 Nationals or the Knoxville Nationals are eligible. Supporters of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are asked to participate.

Again, in addition to the $20,000 first place prize from Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation for the driver/team raising the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, the second-place earner will be awarded $10,000 and the third-place earner $5,000!

All that sprint car teams and fans need to do is have their prospective members or donors visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, or contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488. If ordering online, specify your driver or race team in the “Notes” section on the final page.

The driver or team with the highest amount of total donations returned to the museum before July 31, at 6 p.m. C.S.T., will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. Second will be awarded $10,000 and third, $5,000. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

For more information on the Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship please call the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488.

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

Current Standings 7-27-21

McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH Robbie Kendall, Catonsville, MD Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO Black Pearl #101 Sprint Car Team

 

 

Bullring Nationals Slated for United Rebel Sprint Series at Rush County Speedway This Friday and Saturday

LACROSSE, Kansas (July 26, 2021) – Competitors with the Drive to Zero POWRI United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing are preparing for Rush County Speedway’s “Bullring Nationals.” The United Rebel Sprint Series will be in competition on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 atop the action-packed bullring located in LaCrosse, Kansas. This race is always a favorite amongst drivers and fans as the action is non stop on the ¼ mile Bullring.

On Friday, July 30, hot laps will begin at 6:30PM and the green flying over competition at 7:30PM. In attendance with the Sprint Cars are the Sport Mods, Modifieds, and Sport Compacts. General admission is $15 for adults, kids ages 5-10 $5, and kids under 5 free.

On Saturday, July 31, hot laps are again slated to begin at 6:30PM with racing at 7:30PM. In attendance with the Sprint Cars on Saturday are Sport Mods, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, and Cruisers. General admission will remain the same for Saturday’s event.

Ty Williams continues to edge ahead in the Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series points standings. Trailing by 76 points is defending champion, Zach Blurton, and Jeremy Huish by 108 points. Jordan Knight and Chad Salem continue to round out the top-five in standings.

The United Rebel Sprint Series partnered with Kansas’ Drive to Zero program to offer a $5,000 pay day to the 2021 Series Champion. The Drive to Zero program was designed with one goal in mind – to reduce fatalities and serious injuries that occur on Kansas highways – targeting child passenger safety, impaired driving, texting, and seat belt violations.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more visit the URSS official website, www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up to date, visit their FB page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Hosts Two Sprint Car Classes Friday During Fair Race Presented by New Fashion Pork

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 26, 2021) - The penultimate event of the season at Jackson Motorplex is this Friday evening.

The Fair Race presented by New Fashion Pork features the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series 360ci winged sprint cars as well as the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series.

Lee Grosz topped a field of 26 drivers on June 11 and Matt Juhl emerged victorious out of the 27 drivers invading the track on July 16 during the two previous MSTS and Midwest Power Series events.

Friday marks the final race of the season for the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series at the track. Brandon Bosma, Casey Friedrichsen and Michael Stien have each won with the division at Jackson Motorplex this season.

Tickets for this Friday's event are $17 for adults and $5 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

The pits open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps will start at 7:30 p.m.

UP NEXT -

Friday for the Fair Race presented by New Fashion Pork featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series 360 sprint cars as well as the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Williamson Highlights Week With Top Five at East Moline Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (July 26, 2021) - Garet Williamson earned his fifth top-five finish of the season last Wednesday during a Sprint Invaders show at East Moline Speedway.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race at the dirt oval in East Moline, Ill., which lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"I think we were really good," he said. "We just didn't pass enough cars in our heat race to make the feature redraw. We passed a lot of cars in the feature though. Once the race started we didn't have cautions to bunch us back up or else I think we could have passed more cars. Everyone rolled the bottom and we were on the top knocking the fence down. We were really good."

The six positions gained was tied for the second most in the feature.

Williamson ventured to Lake Ozark Speedway on Friday for the opening night of a FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader. He qualified 18 th quickest overall and finished sixth in a heat race to lock into the main event. Williamson battled for a top 15 early before he was involved in a race-ending crash.

"I went in there to pass someone and we banged tires going into the corner," he said. "We slid up the track and a car slid into me after we were stopped. It was just a racing deal, but it bent the frame."

That ended the weekend early for Williamson, who is returning to action this week with five 360ci sprint car races in six days. He will run the ASCS Sprint Week races with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Tuesday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; and Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. The team will then venture to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday before invading Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Sunday for a Sprint Invaders event.

"We're going to some familiar tracks so hopefully we can build some momentum and confidence rolling into the 360 Knoxville Nationals," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Ill. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (11).

July 23 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 23 (17).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; and Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Sprint Invaders

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tiger Towing

Tiger Towing is a professional towing company located in Columbia, Mo., that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company has been servicing the area for 16 years with expertise in safety and customer service. For more information, visit https://tigertowing.com/.

"They've supported me the last couple of years and they are a huge supporter of dirt track racing and racing in general," Williamson said. "People like that keep racing going."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Earns Eighth-Place Result at Attica Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (July 26, 2021) - Greg Wilson recorded his 19th top 10 of the season last Friday at Attica Raceway Park.

The Seeling Motorsports driver qualified fifth quickest in his group before finishing fifth in a heat race, which locked the Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed team into the 12th starting position in the A Main.

"Doing all of this in the last two and a half weeks, running though a big race weekend and progressing, we felt like we had a shot at winning rolling into Attica," he said. "The pill draw didn't go in my favor early and come feature-time we were okay. We're trying to get where we are gelling. Andy (Potter) has the feel of the car the way it needs to be, but we're just fine-tuning to go from eighth to fifth to winning. I feel we're close. It was another solid night. I think we had a car that could have battled for the top two or three spots if we started up there, but we weren't quite good enough to pass a bunch of cars to drive up there."

Wilson did advance a handful of positions to finish eighth.

Next up for is a trip east to race this Friday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., during The Big 'R' Shootout and Saturday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., during the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"Any time you race with the World of Outlaws it's a gauge to see if you're improving," he said. "You're racing with the best of the best. Every week we're making changes and I feel we're improving. This will be a great weekend to see if we're any better."

Wilson last raced at both tracks in July 2018 when he placed 11 th at Ransomville Speedway and 13th at Weedsport Speedway.

"I'm pretty excited," he said. "It seems like every time we've been to Ransomville we've battled weather. Hopefully when we get on the track we're not battling any weather because it's a cool place.

"Weedsport is an awesome facility and a fun race track. It's challenging and unique. Turns one and two are a lot different than turns three and four."

The weekend begins on Thursday with a Hercules Tires dealership visit at Finger Lakes Tires in Auburn, N.Y., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 19 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big 'R' Shootout and Saturday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Thursday at Finger Lakes Tires in Auburn, N.Y., 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 - Lubbock Wrecker Service

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"We're grateful for the partnership of Lubbock Wrecker Service, which has been a long-time supporter of racing," Wilson said. "The team at Lubbock Wrecker Service has been tremendous and we're looking forward to a successful season together."

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

 

 

Starks Nets Two Top 10s During Skagit Speedway Summer Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 26, 2021) - Trey Starks earned a pair of top-10 results last weekend during the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals hosted by Skagit Speedway.

Starks was strong throughout the weekend, which began on Friday when he qualified fourth quickest. A run from third to second place in a heat race advanced Starks into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 6 to line up on the outside of the third row for the A Main.

"In qualifying we tried something with the gear and it just didn't quite work," he said. "We were slightly off. We had a decent heat race knowing we just needed to finish in the top five.

"In the feature we were working our way up and had a decent car. We got to fourth and there was a restart about halfway. I got to third in turns one and two. I went to slide for second going into turn three when I hit a hole. The car bounced and all but got upside down. That shuffled us back to seventh or eighth. The top four locked in for Saturday. From that point I was focused on getting back to fourth. We worked our way back and got into fourth with two or three laps to go."

Starks' rebound for a fourth-place finish locked him into the feature redraw of Saturday's main event.

"We drew the six again for the feature and we didn't really get a good start," he said. "I think we fell back to seventh or eighth. We had a couple of cautions that didn't fall our way. Finally we started hitting our stride approaching the halfway point. We were into fourth and fighting for third. We had a lapped car basically spin in front of the third-place running car and myself. Although we didn't come to a stop, we got into the back of a car pretty hard and basically ripped the nose wing off. From there it was a handful. I just rolled around and tried to stay out of trouble. It was a pretty disappointing finish. We were really good in long runs on Saturday. I think we needed long green-flag runs to get cars strung out and get into traffic to start going to work, but it didn't go our way."

Starks was credited with an eighth-place result.

He will take this weekend off before heading to Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic on Aug. 6-7.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (6).

July 24 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Feature: 8 (6).

UP NEXT -

Aug. 6-7 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Huset's Speedway Offering $10,000-to-Win 410 Sprint Car Feature Sunday During Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 26, 2021) - Another marquee night of action at Huset's Speedway is on tap next Sunday when the high-banked oval hosts the Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking.

All three regular divisions - Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series - will compete with extra money on the line in the 410 sprint car division.

The main event pays $10,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

A pair of drivers have been hot at Huset's Speedway this summer as Austin McCarl, who is the most recent feature winner, and Justin Henderson have won a majority of the 410 features. McCarl is atop the win's list with five triumphs while Henderson's four victories have helped him build a 22-point lead in the championship standings entering this weekend's event.

Carson McCarl ranks second in the standings with Jack Dover (50 points), Matt Juhl (58 points) and Austin McCarl (66 points) rounding out the top five, respectively.

Cory Yeigh has been the driver to beat in the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks division all season. Yeigh leads the championship standings by 20 points thanks to a division-leading four triumphs, eight top fives and 10 top 10s in 10 starts this season.

The Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series continues to show the most parity with nine different race winners in 10 events. Dusty Ballenger became the most recent winner, which has helped him to an eight-point advantage over Shane Fick in the standings. Lee Goos Jr. (21 points), Brandon Bosma (30 points), Jared Jensen (33 points) and Jacob Hughes (50 points) are all within 50 points of Ballenger.

This Sunday the pits open at 3 p.m. and the main gates at 4:30 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years old and free to children 12-years-old and younger. Additionally, fans can upgrade tickets to the Turn One Suite for just $20.

2021 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Austin McCarl - 5 (May 9, May 30, June 13, June 20 and July 25); Justin Henderson - 4 (May 16, May 23, July 11 and July 18); David Gravel - 1 (June 6); and Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 31)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 4 (May 9, June 6, June 13 and June 20);Zach Olivier - 2 (May 23 and May 30);Billy Prouty - 1 (May 16);Jim Pruett - 1 (July 18);Matt Steuerwald - 1 (July 11); and Shaun Taylor - 1 (July 25)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Lee Goos Jr. - 2 (May 23 and June 6); Casey Abbas - 1 (July 18);Dusty Ballenger - 1 (July 25);John Lambertz - 1 (May 16); Jesse Lindberg - 1 (May 9);Mike Moore - 1 (May 30);Javen Ostermann - 1 (June 13);Taylor Ryan - 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy - 1 (June 20)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for the Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

Family, friends plan first-ever Guy Griffin Memorial Race

Mercer Raceway event to honor Greenville-area driver who died in October 2020

MERCER, PA -- While it has been four years since a dirt track race featured Guy Griffin in the number 11 car, his legacy carries on.
Michael’s Mercer Raceway Park, along with Griffin’s friends and family, will honor the late driver with the inaugural Guy Griffin Memorial Race.
The race, proposed by Mercer’s announcer Jim Balentine and Dan Horstman, who served as not only a friend of Griffin’s but also a member of his pit crew, is planned for Saturday, July 31, 2021. It comes four years after a race where Griffin was involved in a wreck, suffering a traumatic brain injury and broken neck.
For three years, Griffin recovered surrounded by family and friends, including wife Stacey, daughter Rachel and Horstman, but was moved to a nursing facility, where he resided for several months before recuring pneumonia weakened his body, and eventually died. Stacey still attends races at area tracks, making friends with people all over, partially because of her late husband’s connection.
“It was something we always did,” including
attending races to support other drivers and growing friendships. “From racing, I think I met a million people,” Stacey said. “So many people liked Guy, he had so many people who looked up to him.”
Griffin’s death occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting the number of people who could grieve with the Griffin family and close friends, including Dan Horstman and his sons Nelson and Michael, who all had been involved with Griffin’s racing career.
The older Horstman said he was approached by Balentine, an announcer at Mercer, about the idea of a memorial event on the local dirt track Griffin raced. “Guy was liked by so many people, and he was so happy to meet with fans, particularly kids,” including Hortsman’s children, his own daughter and stepdaughters plus grandchildren. “We want to see this continue on, growing each year and continuing Guy’s impact on people,” Horstman said.

Jim Balentine, who has known Griffin since the late 1980s, has records of Griffin’s involvement in dirt track racing, which has included Karts, Micros, 6 Cylinder mods, Big Block mods, 410s the 305, eventually 600 micros. Throughout his career, Griffin earned wins at area tracks, including Mercer -- 1997 modified track champ, 4 career wins; 2011 Outlaw sprint warrior champ 7 career wins; Sharon -- 3 big block modified wins; Hickory speedway 1993 micro sprint champ; Sharon --Green flag sprints 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 champ, 37 career wins.

He took a break from racing until 2015, when he earned the 600cc Sprint championship at Deerfield Raceway and 10 feature wins; then in 2016, finished third in points at the Deerfield Raceway, earning 7 feature wins, plus raced in Lebanon, Pa., Tennessee, Indiana and New York.

All of that changed July 2, 2017.
Of the spur-of-the-moment decision to attend the race at the Path Valley Speedway in Franklin County, Pa., where the accident occurred, Stacey said, “That weekend, that Fourth of July weekend, we got rained out at Deerfield,” Stacey said. “We made the decision to go, Guy got right on the phone and called everyone to tell them. We had a truck full. That day it was so hot, probably 90 degrees. And everything was
odd about that day,” Stacey said. “To this day, l don’t know exactly what happened,” Stacey said, but the injuries included a broken neck and trauma to the head.
Nephew Nathen McDowell is following in his Uncle Guy’s footsteps, as a driver himself, using the same number as Griffin. McDowell said his exposure to racing starting when he was very young, “I was a couple days old when I went to my first race to watch him. My favorite number has always been 11, which that was his number,” he said of the selection in racing under number 11.
Not getting started until July 2019, McDowell said, “I never got to be in the track with him, but the best memory was always getting to be in victory lane with him.”
McDowell is planning to race his 358 modified in the event honoring his uncle and plans to progress to the 410 for the 2022 season.

The race will take place Saturday, July 31, with gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. The evening’s events will include 410 Sprints, with a $2,500 top prize; Big block mods, 305 Sprints, Limited Mods, Junior sprints, kids’ Power Wheel Race, plus autograph night and meet the drivers.
In addition to the events at the racetrack, there will be 50/50 raffle with proceeds to be used to help pay down expenses related to Griffin’s care prior to this death, and commemorative T-shirts.
For information, visit michaelsmercerraceyway.com

If there are any additional questions, please reach out to Dan Horstman at 724-646-1364.
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Abreu enjoys off week after solid Kings Royal effort; Wild Child finds front row in final Kings Royal

Date: Tuesday, July 13th
Event: Brad Doty Classic
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): DNQ

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, July 14th-18th
Event: 37th and 38th Annual Kings Royal
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Wednesday Evening | Jokers Wild: 7th (14th)
Saturday Afternoon | 38th Annual Kings Royal: 8th (16th)
Saturday Evening | 37th Annual Kings Royal: 17th (15th)
Sunday Afternoon | Knight Before The Kings Royal: 6th (7th)

Dates: Wednesday through Saturday, July 14th-17th
Event: 37th and 38th Annual Kings Royal
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Jac Haudenschild A-Main Finishes (Start):
Wednesday Evening | Jokers Wild: DNQ
Saturday Afternoon | 38th Annual Kings Royal: DNQ
Saturday Evening | 37th Annual Kings Royal: 14th (2nd)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 26, 2021) - It was a special weekend for Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing, not only earning three top-ten finishes during Kings Royal competition at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, but the St. Helena, California-native had the privilege of witnessing his lifelong racing hero, and Rico Abreu Racing teammate, Jac Haudenschild start on the front row for his final Kings Royal appearance.

Aboard the iconic No. 22, resurrected specifically for his 2021 Farewell Tour, Haudenschild earned his front row starting position in Eldora’s 37th Kings Royal by way of heat race victory, scoring a win in heat race five to solidify the outside-pole. The “Wild Child” went on to finish 14th in the $175,000-to-win main event; it was Haudenchild’s only Kings Royal A-Main start of the double Kings Royal weekend.

Abreu, pilot of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made/Salty’s BBQ/No. 24 sprint car, qualified for each of the $175,000-to-win Kings Royals contested on Saturday, July 17, as well as the Jokers Wild preliminary main event that was contested on Wednesday, July 14, and the Knight Before The Kings Royal preliminary that was contested on Sunday, July 18. The former Eldora Speedway All Star Circuit of Champions winner highlighted the entire weekend with an eighth-place rally during the first of two Kings Royal A-Mains on Saturday, advancing from 16th to secure eighth at the line. Although missing the top-ten, Abreu finished 17th in the second $175,000-to-win Kings Royal later that evening.

Abreu finished seventh during the Jokers Wild main event on Wednesday, a product of row seven, and sixth during the Knight Before The Kings Royal A-Main on Sunday.

“It was a long and crazy weekend, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. To see Jac make the A-Main on Saturday evening is really, really special. He’s my racing hero and it was great to share his last Kings Royal with him,” Rico Abreu said, who owns 36 top-ten finishes in 58 attempts thus far in 2021. “Hats off to my entire team for making the Kings Royal weekend a success for everyone. I think we were aiming for some better results, but overall, it was a great experience and that’s the number one priority. We love Eldora; the fans, the atmosphere...everything about it is second to none. I’m ready to get back.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a trio of All Star Circuit of Champions starts across Missouri and Iowa. Abreu will follow the All Star campaign trail to Missouri State Fair Speedway on Thursday, July 29, followed by stops at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, July 30, and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 31.

Fans wanting to show support for Jac Haudenschild can do so by donating to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, Iowa. Call today and make a donation, or purchase a membership. A $20,000 sponsorship, made possible by Priority Aviation, will be given to the driver who has the most donations on his or her behalf. The sponsorship will be used to get the “Wild Child” to the Knoxville Nationals.

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

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

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 58
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 22
Total Top-10s: 36
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only


 

 

Schatz scores three consecutive top-fives in PA Outlaw starts; New York doubleheader bound


Date: Tuesday, July 20th
Event: Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (6th)

Dates: Friday through Saturday, July 23-24
Event: Summer Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 4th (6th)
Saturday: 3rd (2nd)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fourth | 6554 points [228 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 26, 2021) - Although not victorious, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and current title contender, Donny Schatz, was all over the top-five during the recent World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series stretch through the Keystone State, kicking things off with a runner-up score in Lernerville Speedway’s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 20, followed by fourth and third-place finishes, respectively, during Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, started sixth in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and advanced four spots in 40 laps, battling with Aaron Reutzel and David Gravel late before attempting to chase down Brad Sweet for the win. Unfortunately, Schatz’ time ran thin, forced to settle for second and missing an eighth Silver Cup crown.

After a two-spot jump from sixth to open Summer Nationals action on Friday, Schatz turned the corner and finished one spot better during the weekend finale on Saturday, leading the first 20 circuits of the $20,000-to-win program before losing command to eventual winner Brent Marks, then second to Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will return to the state of New York for the first time in three years during the coming weekend. The doubleheader takes The Greatest Show On Dirt to Ransomville Speedway on Friday, July 30, then to Weedsport Speedway on Saturday, July 31.

Donny Schatz will enter the New York double fourth in the World of Outlaws championship chase, padded by one victory and 35 top-ten finishes in 49 Series starts. Including the trio accomplished in Pennsylvania, the Fargo, North Dakota-native has finished inside the top-five on 26 separate occasions.

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

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics:
Races: 57
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 31
Top-10s: 43
**Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 49
World of Outlaws Wins: 1
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 26
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 35
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

Dubuque County Fair Wednesday for Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) July 26, 2021 – Ask drivers and fans of the Sprint Invaders about their favorite venues, and the Dubuque County Fair Speedway often comes to mind. The Sprint Invaders will make their annual trip to the Dubuque County Fair this Wednesday night, July 28, with $2,000 to win on the line.

This marks the sixth year in a row that the Sprint Invaders have braved the banked bullring. Invaders are common in Dubuque and have had their successes. Former series champion John Schulz won the inaugural event in 2016, before California’s Dominic Scelzi won the next two. Wayne Johnson claimed the 2019 event, before Seth Bergman won in 2020.

Last Wednesday night, Ayrton Gennetten topped the Sprint Invaders field assembled at East Moline Speedway in Illinois. Austin McCarl finished second, followed by Jonathan Cornell, Chris Martin and Garet Williamson.

Two-time Sprint Invaders champion, Chris Martin, leads the current point standings, ahead of Cody Wehrle, Josh Schneiderman, Jonathan Cornell and Tanner Gebhardt. Brayden Gaylord, Colton Fisher, Kaley Gharst, Josh Higday and Daniel Bergquist round out the top ten.

Scott Bonar’s #50 car leads the owner standings over Chris Martin (#44), Jimmy Davies (#99), Andy Houston (#40c) and Jarrod Schneiderman (#88).

Wednesday’s card will also include IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Admission to the Dubuque County Fair is $10, and includes your attendance at the races. Pit passes are $30 for adults, and $15 for ages 7-15 (includes fair admission).

Hot laps are scheduled are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Win a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill!

One lucky winner will take home a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill, Bags Green Mountain Pellets, and a whole processed hog thanks to the Mighty Miss Grill Company, Jamison Farms and 34 Raceway! The package, benefiting the Sprint Invaders Association, is valued at nearly $1,000. Tickets are just $10 each or three for $20. Get yours by visiting the beer window at 34 Raceway, a Sprint Invaders volunteer, member or driver! The drawing will be held Friday, August 20 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson.

Check out the brand new website for the Sprint Invaders located at www.SprintInvaders.com!

2021 Sprint Invaders Driver Points (Feature Wins)

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 629
Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 624
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 606
Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO, 604 (1)
Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 584
Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 574

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 574

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 566
Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 559
Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA, 556
Blaine Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 532
Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA, 524
Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA, 510

Tim Moore, Moline, IL, 502
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 434
Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 216
Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 210
Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL, 196
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 194
Rob Kubli, Milo, IA, 190

(tie) Braydn Greubel, Lacona, IA, 190

Other Feature Winners: Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO

2021 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Friday, May 28 – Lee County Speedway (Rain)
Sunday, May 30 – 34 Raceway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Friday, June 25 – Davenport Speedway (Rain)
Saturday, June 26 – 34 Raceway (Rain)
Sunday, July 4 – Benton County Speedway (Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO)
Friday, July 9 – Randolph County Raceway (Rain, PPD to August 1)
Wednesday, July 21 – East Moline Speedway (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)
Wednesday, July 28 – Dubuque Speedway (Dubuque, IA)
Sunday, August 1 – Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO)
Friday, August 20 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)
Saturday, August 21 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Friday, September 3 – Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO)
Saturday, September 11 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)
Saturday, September 25 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

 

A TRIO OF TOP-10's: McMahan and CJB Stout in Missouri and Kansas
Run through the Midwest continues for Pennsylvania based team

CARLISLE, PA. - July 26, 2021 - CJB Motorsports added three more top-10's to their 2021 tally as they contended three events in Missouri and Kansas.

Up first was a double header at Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Mo. on Friday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 24th. On Friday, CJB driver Paul McMahan timed in 7th, won his heat race, finished 6th in the dash and 8th in the feature. The following night, the Nashville, Tenn. resident timed in 2nd, finished 4th in his heat race, 5th in the dash and 6th in the feature.

McMahan and the CJB team took to Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway on Sunday, July 25th for another event. Car #5 timed in 12th, finished 2nd in the heat race and 10th in the feature.

The RE Pierson Constructions, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Marchant Cattle Co. and High Performance Lubricants #5 team will contest I-70 Speedway near Lake Odessa, Mo. on Tuesday, July 27th before taking on the Missouri State Fair Speedway near Sedalia, Mo. on Thursday, July 29th. Rounding out July will be stops in Iowa for the team with 34 Raceway near West Burlington on Friday, July 30th and Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 31st.
McMahan 2021 Stats:

Starts: 44
Wins: 1
Quick Times: 1
Top-5's: 8
Top-10's: 25
Heat Race Wins: 8
Dash Wins: 1
Laps Led: 1

Bayston 2021 Stats:

Starts: 2
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 0
Top-10's: 0
Heat Race Wins: 0
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 0

Kofoid 2021 Stats:

Starts: 8
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 1
Top-10's: 3
Heat Race Wins: 2
Dash Wins: 0
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. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

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

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

Partners: R.E. Pierson Construction Co. Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Marchant Cattle Co., Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

July 26, 2021
Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports victorious at Dirt’s Monster Half Mile

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (July 26, 2021) – A near-perfect weekend for the pilot of Ray Marshall’s “Bumblebee Express,” Matt Westfall turned a pair of Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) starts into back-to-back podium finishes, doing so during a Western Pennsylvania doubleheader at Lernerville Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24. Westfall, a former BOSS Series champion for Ray Marshall at Ray Marshall Motorsports, finished second and first, respectively, during the BOSS double, securing a $2,000 payday along the way.

Westfall’s win at Dirt’s Monster Half Mile commenced from the outside of row two, utilizing the bottom groove to track down the race lead by lap 20. Adding some hype to the overall outcome, the Pittsburgh victory snapped a five-race BOSS Series win streak for Isaac Chapple, simultaneously snapping Westfall’s personal win drought that dates back to April 9.

“This was a big weekend for our team. To come out with a pair of podium finishes is pretty significant,” Westfall said, driver of Ray Marshall’s Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “I just want to thank Ray Marshall and the entire team for everything that they do. If it wasn’t for Ray, we wouldn’t be out here doing this. We owed Ray a win, so this is for him. We’re hoping to do the same this week.”

“What a total team effort,” Ray Marshall added. “I’m proud of Matt and I’m proud of the entire team. I’m confident this is just one of many more wins to come during the second half of our season.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with a three-race sweep through Indiana and Ohio, set to join the USAC National Sprints for Indiana Sprint Speedweek starts at Terre Haute Action Track and Lincoln Park Speedway on July 28-29, followed by a Friday night visit to Limaland Motorsports Park on July 30.

Certainly no stranger to success at the tracks on the weekend schedule, Westfall’s most recent visit to Limaland resulted in a podium outcome, finishing third on Friday, June 4.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

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

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

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

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

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished seventh in BOSS Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27. Earned first victory of 2021 during Kokomo Speedway start on April 9. Rallied from 17th to finish tenth during Kokomo’s non-wing portion of Grand Prix finale. Finished ninth during Friday program of Eldora’s #LetRaceTwo on Saturday afternoon, May 8. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during BOSS Series starts at Gas City (5th) and Lawrenceburg (8th) on May 14-15. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 30. Finished third at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, June 4. Finished ninth from 18th during Gas City start on Friday, June 11. Finished tenth during USAC Eastern Storm start at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, June 15. Earned back-to-back top-fives in BOSS action at Ohio Valley Speedway and Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 2-3. Finished fifth during Gas City I-69 Speedway start on July 9. Finished third during BOSS Series start at Atomic Speedway on July 10. Earned back-to-back BOSS Series podiums on July 23-24; second at Lernerville Speedway on Friday and earned a win at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday.

2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)


Hobaugh continues consistent ways at Sharon; Port Royal’s Living Legends event next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CHICORA, Pa. (July 26, 2021) – Despite kicking-off the week with a frustrating outing at Lernerville Speedway, missing Silver Cup A-Main competition against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Chicora, Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh persevered and made up for his lackluster result with another impressive performance at Sharon Speedway, scoring yet another top-five result in the form of a fifth-place finish on Saturday, July 24.

Hobaugh, driver of the Hobaugh Motorsports, Krill Recycling, Laskowski Plumbing, Ridgeview Security, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Colliers Custom Kitchen and Bath, No. 40 sprint car, started third in the $3,000-to-win program before fading slightly to fifth.

The fifth spot has been a common denominator for Hobaugh at Sharon Speedway, finishing fifth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition against the All Star Circuit of Champions and finishing fifth again on June 26.

“I think we were a little disappointed with how our night at Lernerville unfolded, but to bounce back for a top-five at Sharon says a lot about our team,” Hobaugh said, a Sharon Speedway winner on May 15. “We’ve built a pretty solid program for Sharon and it’s been working really well. I think we’re more than capable of getting another win there soon.”

George Hobaugh will continue his 2021 campaign with a visit to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, July 31. Originally slated to be a solo $10,000-to-win showstopper, the annual Living Legends Dream Race will now feature a second $5000-to-win main event, which was added as a “thank you” to the fans and drivers for their support following the Greg Hodnett Classic rain out during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.” Krill Recycling, a proud supporter of Hobaugh Motorsports, helped bring the second Living Legends Dream Race main event to life.

SPECIAL THANKS:
George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Krill Recycling, Laskowski Plumbing, Ridgeview Security, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Colliers Custom Kitchen and Bath.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series live online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions live online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Lernerville Speedway live online at www.lernerville.tv.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports on Facebook: www.facebook.com/hobaughmotorsports

STATS:
2021 Wins: 1 (Sharon Speedway – May 15th)

2021 Highlights: Owns two podium finishes at Tri-City Raceway Park (second and third). Earned a Hard Charger Award at Port Royal Speedway and has finished as high as fourth during feature action. Finished 13th with the World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on May 22. Earned Hard Charger Award (22nd to 11th) during Sharon Speedway’s Western Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek visit on Saturday, June 5. Finished third at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, June 11. Finished fifth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek/All Star start at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Finished fifth at Sharon Speedway on June 26. Finished fifth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 24.


Dietrich victorious at Selinsgrove, earns top-ten in Summer Nationals opener

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 26, 2021) – Continuing a trend of success, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich turned his recent three-race stretch into a trio of positive outings, scoring a victory in the process, his third of 2021, while also solidifying a top-ten result with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Dietrich’s win, earning $5,075 for his efforts, occurred during Selinsgrove Speedway’s 75th Anniversary on Tuesday, July 20. Utilizing the evening’s pole position, Dietrich led all 25 circuits around the Selinsgrove half-mile; his first Selinsgrove win of 2021 and his second in two seasons.

Dietrich’s three-race stretch hit high gear with Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series, on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native finished 10th and 14th, respectively, during the summer showstopper, rallying a grand total of eight spots in two features highlighted with a five-spot jump on Friday.

“I don’t think it was the weekend we wanted, but to get the week rolling with a win at Selinsgrove feels pretty good. I just wish our results on Friday and Saturday would have matched that,” Dietrich said, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car. “Hats off to my guys. It’s been a very, very busy last few weeks, so for them to stick it through and keep working says a lot. I’m not sure what we have in line for Friday, but we plan to visit Port Royal on Saturday and get another mark in the win column.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a visit to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, July 31. Originally slated to be a solo $10,000-to-win showstopper, the annual Living Legends Dream Race will now feature a second $5000-to-win main event, which was added as a “thank you” to the fans and drivers for their support following the Greg Hodnett Classic rain out during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.

Dietrich’s plans for Friday, July 30, have yet to be determined.

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

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. Also, be sure to follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of his available social media outlets 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, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

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

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 27
Top-10s: 40
Wins: 3

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

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

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

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25. Finished fourth from tenth at Lincoln Speedway on May 1. Finished second during the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS on May 2. Finished tenth during Lincoln’s Outlaw Tune-Up on Saturday, May 8. Finished sixth during West Virginia Motor Speedway’s Mountaineer Nationals on Saturday, May 22. Finished second during the Yellow Breeches program at Williams Grove Speedway on May 21. Rallied from 17th to finish fourth in Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third and seventh during stops at Williams Grove and Lincoln on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Capped All Star Speedweek second in championship standings. Earned Speedweek victory at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Earned All Star Speedweek top-tens at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Portsmouth Raceway Park. Capped 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek campaign with seven top-fives in eight contested events; earned 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Charged from 13th to fourth in 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 10. Finished second in 38th Annual Kings Royal main event and finished tenth in 37th Annual Kings Royal main event; each $175,000-to-win. Victorious in Selinsgrove Speedway’s 75th Anniversary event on July 20.

2021 Wins: 3 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek


Zearfoss highlights Pennsylvania WoO stretch with 12th-place score at Lernerville; New York double ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 26, 2021) – It was a much anticipated homecoming for Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, as the “Jet” entered three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events in five days across his home state of Pennsylvania. Certainly familiar territory, the trio included a doubleheader at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24.

Kicking off the week with Lernerville Speedway’s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 20, Zearfoss translated his trio of Pennsylvania starts into a pair of A-Main finishes, scoring a 12th-place performance in Lernerville’s $25,000-to-win Silver Cup, followed by a 16th-place score in Williams Grove’s Summer Nationals preliminary. Unfortunately, the former World of Outlaws winner at Williams Grove, and current World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender, missed the A-Main grid for Saturday’s $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals finale.

“That’s just the way it goes sometimes. We’re pretty excited to be spending some time at home, but we wanted to have some better outcomes in front of our home fans,” Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work this season. It’s been an up and down ride for us, and if it hasn’t been for bad luck, we would have no luck at all. We have a lot of racing ahead. We’ll do what we can to get this ‘3Z’ up front in New York.”

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will return to the state of New York for the first time in three years during the coming weekend. The doubleheader takes The Greatest Show On Dirt to Ransomville Speedway on Friday, July 30, then to Weedsport Speedway on Saturday, July 31. Zearfoss will enter the Empire State swing tenth in the championship standings padded by 12 top-ten finishes.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 18
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 12

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Outlaws starts at Attica and Sharon on May 21-22. Finished tenth during Beaver Dam Raceway start on Saturday, June 19. Hard Charged from 19th to tenth during Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday, July 2. Finished ninth in Wilmot Raceway start on Saturday, July 10. Capped Eldora visit with eighth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal.


Whittall 19th in Summer Nationals finale; Central PA double next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (July 26, 2021) – Joining an ultra-competitive field of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Pennsylvania Posse contenders, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall made the tow to Williams Grove Speedway during the recent weekend and participated in the annual Summer Nationals, highlighted with a $20,000-to-win finale on Saturday, July 24.

Despite the weekend kicking-off without a bang, missing main event action during the Summer Nationals preliminary on July 23, Whittall rebounded in respectable fashion and earned a feature spot in Saturday’s 30-lap finale, lining-up 19th on the grid before finishing in the exact same position.

Whittall secured his place in the A-Main running order with a fifth-place score during heat race competition.

“We still have some work to do, but to get ourselves in the big show on Saturday night was a pretty solid confidence booster. We needed that,” Whittall said, driver of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, No. 67 sprint car. “I can’t thank my family and team enough for their support. We’ve hit a little bit of a rough patch since getting our first win, but that will change. We learn more and more every day and that’s most important.”

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with a visit to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, July 31. Originally slated to be a solo $10,000-to-win showstopper, the annual Living Legends Dream Race will now feature a second $5000-to-win main event, which was added as a “thank you” to the fans and drivers for their support following the Greg Hodnett Classic rain out during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.

Technically, Whittall will begin the weekend with a Friday night return visit to Williams Grove Speedway.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

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

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

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6. Finished third during the Open Wheel Madness event at Port Royal Speedway on April 24. Earned first-ever 410 sprint feature win during Williams Grove Speedway stop on Friday, June 4; $6,000 payday. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 12.

2021 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove Speedway | June 4)

 

 

Major Schedule Change: Outlaw Sprint Car Summer Nationals Moved to Friday, August 6th and will Pay $4,000 To Win. Sets Up a Major Sprint Car Weekend in the Finger Lakes

(Dundee, NY) In what was originally scheduled for this Friday, July 30, the Patriot Sprint Tour will wait one more weekend before rolling back into action after taking the entire month of July off.

The annual Outlaw Sprint Car Summer Nationals will now be held on August 6th which runs in conjunction with NASCAR weekend at nearby Watkins Glen International. The race will pay $4,000 to win and $300 just to qualify. The regularly scheduled Outlaw Summer Nationals that includes the visiting Super Late Models and their weekly classes will still run Friday, July 30.

The very next night, the series will head 35 miles north up the road and compete in a $3,000 to win show at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY.

The series opened their season at the famed Outlaw Speedway at the Spring Nationals where it was Davie Franek edging out Jordan Thomas for the win in a 30-lap thriller.

The 2021 season has been all about the championship battle between Thomas and Franek. The early season win certainly has paid dividends for Franek as he holds a slim four-point advantage over Thomas.

Thomas has no wins in PST competition but does have an A Main win at Outlaw in weekly competition.

For Land of Legends, Franek has a win back in 2019 where Thomas has a number of podiums finishes at the Ontario County Fairground Speedway.

With some of the highest paying purses so far in 2021 for 360 Sprint Cars in the Northeast, a strong competitive field is expected to join Franek and Thomas which includes Dave Axton, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jared Zimbardi, Steve Glover, and Chuck Hebing.

One driver could be taking home a nice $7,000 in a racing filled weekend in the heart of the Finger Lakes that also includes racing at Watkins Glen International.

For those who cannot make it both races will be streamed on each of the tracks streaming services. Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com and to connect with the tour on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @PatriotSprints.

2021 Patriot Sprint Tour Standings: 1) 28f- Davie Franek (853) 2) 79- Jordan Thomas (849) 3) 2- Dave Axton (738) 4) 67- Steve Glover (714) 5) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni (700) 6) 00- Danny Varin (532) 7) 45- Chuck Hebing (426) 8) 35- Jared Zimbardi (423) 9) M1- Mark Smith (420) 10) 42- Jesse Pruchnik (317)

 

 

Trackhouse Entertainment Group to Sponsor Shane Stewart in 60th Knoxville Nationals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2021) – Trackhouse Entertainment Group founder Justin Marks announced today his organization will sponsor Shane Stewart in the 60th annual Knoxville Nationals in Iowa on Aug 11-14.

The 45-year-old Stewart of Bixby Oklahoma will come out of retirement to seek his first victory in sprint car racing’s premier event that includes 100 drivers competing for a $1 million purse.

“To say that I am excited to get back behind the wheel of a sprint car is an understatement,” said Stewart. “I didn’t think it would happen this year due to my commitment and duties of running Port City Raceway.”

Stewart is the 2015 winner of the Kings Royal and owns 36 World of Outlaw victories in 790 starts.

He finished 16th in the World of Outlaws sprint car series point standings in 2020 starting 32 of the 54 races driving the majority of the season with the No. 71 team owned by Bernie Stuebgen.

Stewart won for the team at Williams Grove Speedway in the track's prestigious Summer Nationals, and then at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway in October, in the first of two races in which he was substituting for David Gravel for Jason Johnson Racing.

At the end of the 2020 season, Stewart announced his retirement from active competition, purchasing his home track, Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Bernie and Betsy (Stuebgen) have been so good to me and my family over the years I couldn’t think of a better team to go run the Nationals with,” Stewart said. “To have my good friend Justin Marks supporting the effort with his Trackhouse brand makes this even more exciting for me to get back behind the wheel!”

Bernie Stuebgen said he is as happy as Stewart with the reunion.

“Very excited to get to Knoxville this year with Shane coming back to take controls of the No. 71 and to work with the guys from Trackhouse makes it that much better,” he said.

Marks said he wanted to give Stewart one more chance at the Knoxville Nationals.

“Shane wants to win the most prestigious race in sprint car racing and I want to help him,” said Marks whose Trackhouse Racing teams fields the No. 99 Chevrolet for Daniel Suarez in the NASCAR Cup Series.

“I love nothing better than giving deserving drivers a chance and I think anyone who follows this sport knows Shane can win this race.”

Trackhouse Racing, a division of Trackhouse Entertainment Group, was founded in 2020 by Marks, who established the company’s headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. In October of 2020, Trackhouse announced it would field the No. 99 in the NASCAR Cup Series with Suárez. In January of 2021, Trackhouse announced Armando Christian Perez (a.k.a. Pitbull) as a co-owner and transcendent ambassador.

Marks announced in June that Trackhouse Entertainment Group had purchased Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR operation. The transfer of all of Ganassi’s NASCAR assets to Trackhouse Racing will be completed immediately following the final NASCAR Cup Series race on Nov. 7, 2021.

Marks also owned a World of Outlaws team, Larson Marks Racing with Kyle Larson before relinquishing his stake to Larson in 2018. Stewart also drove for the team.

For more information on the 60th Knoxville Nationals visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com, follow @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and like the track on Facebook and Instagram.

Tickets for each night of the event are still available for purchase online or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431.

 

 

STARWARS Continues Thursday at Missouri State Fair Speedway for POWRi WAR
Belleville, IL. (07/26/2021) Fresh off an outstanding two-day stay at Lake Ozark Speedway where Kory Schudy would shine with the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League weekend sweep. The Series will now shift gears to the historic half-mile in Sedalia Missouri at the Missouri State Fair Speedway on Thursday, July 29th for the Ron Ditzfeld Memorial.

Accompanying the docket of outstanding open-wheel action featuring the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League will be the Flo Racing All-Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil One.

Currently, in the 2021 Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League season standings Mario Clouser, of Auburn IL, has held on to a solid 90-point advantage over second-place contender and Rookie of the Year leader Xavier Doney, of Odessa Missouri. Three-time POWRi WAR champion Riley Kreisel, of Warsaw Missouri is well within striking distance only 250-points back sitting third in the season standings.

Thursday, July 29th Missouri State Fair Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Drivers Registration: 2:30-4:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:00 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing to follow.

Classes scheduled to compete: Tony Stewart’s Flo Racing All-Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil One, and the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League.

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

 

 

Brent Marks Wins $20,000 at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals Hosted by the World of Outlaws and Williams Grove Speedway

(Clinton, MO / 07.26.21) Champion Racing Oil, a recognized leader in racing lubricants, congratulates Brent Marks and his sixth-career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory Saturday night at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals.

The PA Posse race car driver gave fans one of the more exciting finishes in recent memory against fellow sprint car competitors representing the World of Outlaws at the Mechanicsburg 1/2-mile. A tricky and technical surface combined with challenging lap traffic situations created an intense fight for the lead late in the going during the 30-lap race.

Marks took the lead in the closing laps and officially scored his 11th career Williams Grove win with a 0.903-second margin of victory. “That was pretty intense,” stated Marks. “We had a lot of close calls out there, but we survived and pulled it off. The track really threw us for a curveball, it was drier than we expected. We made the right calls, though. That was a ton of fun racing.”

Over the final five laps, Marks maintained a steady pace on the cushion and walked away with his second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the 2021 season. The Myerstown, PA native called it a much-needed win for the PA Posse. “We broke the streak of the 4-0 Outlaws, so for tonight, I guess you can call us Posse,” Marks joked.

Champion Oil, celebrating over six decades as an industry leader, develops synthetic motor oils for racing. These multi-viscosity motor oils contain high zinc and phosphorous formulas designed to deliver the correct balance of chemistry to protect high performance engines, especially those using flat tappet roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs.

These “purpose-built” lubricant products contain Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) which extends oil film capacity for better protection at high temperatures. The Champion oils also contain special lubricity modifiers to reduce friction and unlock the full potential of any engine by providing increased compression, horsepower, and torque.

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BRODY ROA TAKES ANOTHER SECOND PLACE FINISH AND GAINS VALUABLE GROUND ON FIRST

(Cypress, CA, July 24, 2021) The fine season of Garden Grove, California sprint car racer Brody Roa continued last Saturday night when he finished second in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series main event before a large, enthusiastic crowd at Perris Auto Speedway. The podium finish allowed the veteran racer to close the deficit on first place from 62-points down to 36 heading into the “Bud Stanfield Memorial” at the Santa Maria Raceway on August 14th.

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Brody Roa with a young fan before the main event at Perris Auto Speedway. Charles Fawcett photo.

As per usual in July, the temperature was more than hot at the famous Riverside County speed plant. However, that did not deter the large crowd from coming out to see a night of exciting sprint car racing. Twenty-two cars signed into the pit area. Roa qualified fourth fastest of the 22 when he toured the half-mile clay oval in 16.600. He started fifth in the first 10-lap heat race and finished third earning him a start inside the second row for the 30-lap A main.

When the green light turned on to start the main event, Roa immediately jumped into second. By the end of the opening circuit, the 30-year-old slipped back to position three. He never ran farther back than third in the race and was in second a majority of the time. A restart with three laps to go saw him on the tail of the leader when the green flag flew. He steered the green #91R to the inside coming off turn four on the restart and started to pull alongside the leader prompting the fans to rise from their seats to catch a better glimpse of the battle for first. However, the leader had too much momentum and beat Roa back to turn one. From that point on, Roa maintained second and crossed the line seven car-lengths behind the winner.

“We just needed a little bit more to run with that #92 car (winner Austin Williams) tonight,” Roa told the crowd at the conclusion of the exciting race. “We were a little snug getting in and a little free getting off. We will take second and roll outta’ here and into Santa Maria in a couple of weeks and hopefully redeem ourselves there. I am going to get a win with my daughter one of these times. All of my wins have come without her here. I want to thank my family for putting up with this stuff all these years. Hopefully we are going to knock off some wins this year.”

Roa’s impressive 2021 record continues to roll on. Thus far he has made 15 starts in a sprint car and he has only finished out of the top three five times! In the last three months he has started seven races and has placed in the top three six times. The one race in that span that he finished worse than third was a fifth in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series on June 26th.

The new 2021 Brody Roa Racing shirts (graphics below) have arrived and are on sale now. To see the full line and to order products, including shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, jigsaw puzzles, stickers, mugs, and more, visit the team store at https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.

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Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

6-12 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder Bandits 2nd A Main

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

6-26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

 

 

KNIGHTS OF THUNDER WASHED OUT AGAIN AT BRIGHTON
BRIGHTON, Ont. (July 24, 2021) – The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series event scheduled for Saturday, July 24 at Brighton Speedway has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The next scheduled Knights of Thunder event at Brighton Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, September 4, however track and series officials are working to find a possible rescheduling date for the July 24 event. Visit www.brightonspeedway.ca and www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

Meanwhile, the Knights of Thunder series will be back in action on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 at Humberstone Speedway’s 62nd edition of the Pinty’s All Canadian Championships weekend. Visit www.humberstonespeedway.ca and www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

Make sure to visit the official website and social media pages of the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder for news and updates on Eastern Canada’s newest racing series.

KNIGHTS OF THUNDER MEDIA
Website: www.knightsofthunder.com
Twitter: @KoTSprints
Facebook: KnightsofThunderSprintCars
Instagram: @knightsofthunder
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, the Knights of Thunder series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2021 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

 

 

Doran Racing’s Swanson Sets Records

And Earns Podium Finish at Winchester;

Takes Lead in USAC Silver Crown Championship

WINCHESTER, Ind., July 24 — Doran Racing’s Kody Swanson set two track records, extended another series record, and earned a podium finish of second place in the Rich Vogler Classic USAC Silver Crown race Thursday night at Winchester Speedway. He almost came away with the victory, as he finished just 0.050 of a second behind Justin Grant in the 100-lap race on the fast but bumpy half-mile asphalt oval with 37-degree banked turns.

Although he’s only running a partial season in this series this year, with the excellent finish he took the point lead in the championship with 204 points to Grant’s 200.

In an intense effort to nip Grant at the line, Swanson set the fastest lap of the race on the last lap, lap 100, with a time of 15.240 seconds. Grant set the second-fastest lap of the race on the same lap with a time of 15.341 seconds.

The fastest race lap was one of two track records Swanson set Thursday in the Doran Racing Beast No. 77, which is powered by a Ford V8 engine prepped by Lanci Engines and sponsored by Glenn Farms, Lykins Energy Solutions and TJ Forged wheels.

The other record was earned during Fatheadz Eyewear qualifying, when Swanson won the pole with his first lap and then bettered that on his second lap with a time of 14.459 seconds, which went into the record books. He admitted afterwards that he held his breath on his last qualifying lap as he gave it his all. By topping the field Thursday in those two categories Swanson earned automatic track records, since this was the series’ first appearance at this track.

The pole was Swanson’s 32nd career pole in this series, which extends another record he holds, as no one has won more poles, more races, or more championships in this series than Swanson has.

Bobby Santos III was the second-fastest qualifier, 0.358 behind Swanson with a 14.817, and he went on to finish third in the race, 0.571 behind him. Aaron Pierce and Kyle O’Gara rounded out the top five in the event, which attracted a field of 19.

Besides the usual challenges of dicing with the top runners and weaving through the lapped traffic, the race was a high-speed chess match that was affected by the timing of late caution flags. There were four yellows during the race. The last one from laps 96-98, which was necessary after Austin Nemire spun in Turn 3, set up a green-white-checkered finish. It affected Swanson’s momentum, as he was just 0.226 behind Grant on lap 95 and appeared poised to strike until the field was forced to slow down.

Although Swanson, a native of Kingsburg, Calif., who now lives in the Indianapolis area, gave it his all, Grant was about a half a car length ahead at the checkered.

Swanson led the first four laps, but then Santos got under him in Turn 3 to push him to second. The top pair remained close, as Swanson was 0.1 or 0.2 behind Santos from lap five through lap 15, when the first caution flew after Patrick Lawson stopped in Turn 3.

Swanson was only 0.159 behind Santos on lap 22, but on lap 23 Pierce came from third to pass both Swanson and Santos, which pushed Swanson to third. Pierce led until lap 58. Meanwhile, Grant passed Swanson for third on lap 24, and the Doran No. 77 dropped to sixth on lap 27 as Swanson kept close while trying to save his equipment for what was to come.

He passed Santos for fifth on lap 34, and he moved into fourth on the next lap when both he and Santos passed O’Gara. Swanson then took third from David Byrne on lap 37.

Swanson was the fastest driver in the first half of the race, as he ran a 15.773 on lap 47 while third to Grant’s 15.858 on lap 44 while he was second. But then the second yellow flew on lap 48 after Nathan Byrd slowed and his car leaked fluid onto to the track. So at the halfway point the field was under yellow, and the top five were Pierce, Grant, Swanson, Santos and O’Gara.

Following the restart on lap 52 the intensity of the race increased, with the top four drivers running nose to tail. It all came to a head on lap 58 when both Grant and Swanson passed Pierce to take over first and second, respectively. Santos got by Pierce on the next lap but he couldn’t pass Swanson, who was only 0.3 behind Grant.

Grant and Swanson were then able to pull away from the others. Swanson kept the pressure up on Grant and was only 0.2 behind him until lap 74, when lapped traffic allowed Grant to edge ahead by 0.432.

Grant was able to increase his advantage after that because Swanson got held up in lapped traffic. Grant was 2 seconds ahead of Swanson when the third yellow waved on lap 85 after Shane Cottle had mechanical difficulties and spun in Turn 4 while running eighth.

The green flew again on lap 92, and Swanson was ready. Two laps later Swanson was only 0.199 behind Grant and looking for a way by. He was still very close, only 0.226 behind Grant, when the fourth and final yellow flew on lap 96, setting up the wild dash to the finish.

“I really hate to lose any of these races, but I have to congratulate Justin Grant for running a great race and getting the win,” Swanson said afterwards.

“When I dropped back to sixth I was just trying to take care of the car for the last run. Our car wasn’t as good as I was hoping later in the race, and the timing of those last cautions didn’t go our way. On the last lap I tried my best, and we just came up a bit short, and felt like I had run myself out of laps to finish the job.

"I want to thank the Doran Racing team for all of their hard work. They gave me a good car, good enough to win, and I'm just disappointed that I didn't finish it for them. I certainly appreciate their effort, and look forward to trying again at Lucas Oil Raceway next month.”

The team’s next event is the big-paying Hoosier Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind., on Aug. 13-14. Doran Racing will field a car for Swanson in the sprint car race that Friday night and the USAC Silver Crown race there that Saturday night.

For more information see DoranRacing.com.

 

Nygaard looks to extend his NOSA points lead!
 

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 22, 2021) – Only one race was on the schedule for Wade Nygaard and the Auto Finance Super Center No. 9N last week, as he scored another top five to keep the NOSA point lead.

Nygaard started Friday night at River Cities Speedway, which was also hosting the World of Outlaws Late Model series, with an eighth place start in his heat race due to the series running the passing points format.

Nygaard finished fourth in the heat race, which gave him enough points to make it into the inversion draw. With ten cars inverted, Nygaard was slated to start in the sixth spot in the 25 lap main event.

Nygaard spent the majority of the race running for position against his teammate Brendan Mullen and Mark Dobmeier. After a called back initial start, the race went caution-free for the following 15 laps.

Two cautions followed, but by that point, Nygaard was solidly inside the top five after sliding back to as low as tenth early on in the race.

On the final restart, Nygaard traded fourth and fifth with Mullen, finishing in the fourth spot.

Nygaard will continue his pursuit of an 11th NOSA championship Friday night at River Cities, and Saturday at the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND. Nygaard has two previous NOSA wins at the quarter-mile bullring in Jamestown, with wins coming in 2013 and 2018.

Nygaard will carry a ten point lead over Jade Hastings in the NOSA standings into the weekend.

Thanks to our great sponsors for their continued support!

Auto Finance Super Center

Your Vision Construction

Dahlstrom Motors Inc.

Ground Round Grill & Bar-Grand Forks, ND

Forks Finest Auto Body

Northland Custom Woodworking

Valvoline Tire One Auto Center

GRP Motorsports

Tammy Howard, Greenberg Realty

Burggraf’s Ace Hardware

Bosh Enterprises

J.M.S Motorsports

2021 Stats:

Races: 26

Wins: 1

Top Fives: 14

Top Tens: 19

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING RETURNS TO VENTURA RACEWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT

WATSONVILLE, CALIF­. (July 23, 2021) – The third Ventura Raceway stop of 2021 awaits the Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction series, serving as the 13th round of the championship. The stock production-powered Midgets are competing in more than 20 events this season with the best 12 finishes counting towards the title.

Brentwood’s Blake Bower and Fresno’s David Prickett have split the Ventura rounds thus far, each with an 18-car field in attendance. Arizona’s Cory Brown has finished fourth in both Ventura features this year while 2019 Ventura WMR champion Randi Pankratz has a best finish of third at her home race track. Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse has earned a best finish of seventh at Ventura while Santa Paula’s Megan Moorhead has scored one of her eight top-fives this year at the dirt track situated next to the Pacific Ocean.

Prickett leads the championship chase but Bower enjoys the best per-race average through his nine starts. They have combined for nine victories through the 12 races of the season, with wins for Brown, Darren Brent of Lakeside, and French Camp’s Sage Bordenave as well.

Saturday’s action will be televised live on FloRacing.com or tickets can be secured at the gate. The Western Midget Racing series then rolls onto Ocean Speedway on July 30 and Petaluma Speedway on July 31 as well.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, and FTK.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 22

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 781; 2. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, both 764; 4. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 763; 5. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 727; 6. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 717; 7. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 696; 8. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 691; 9. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 677; 10. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 639; 11. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 628; 12. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 614; 13. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 596; 14. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 589; 15. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 583; 16. Dennis Engelhaupt, Page, Neb., 566; 17. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 559; 18. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 558; 19. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 556; 20. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 541.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 345; 2. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 343; 3. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 303; 4. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 261; 5. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 255; 6. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 248; 7. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., and Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., both 233; 9. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 227; 10. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Wash., 221.

Indiana – 1. Jeff Wimmenauer, Indianapolis, Indiana, 189; 2. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 181; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Indiana, 148; 4. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Indiana, 144; 5. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Indiana, 141; 6. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Indiana, 136; 7. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Indiana, 133; 8. Roderick Henning, Monrovia, Indiana, 132; 9. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Indiana, 117; 10. Josh Cunningham, Spencer, Indiana, 102.

Iowa – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 425; 2. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 412; 3. Steve Hurst, Fremont, Neb., 355; 4. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 348; 5. Bret Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, Neb., 287; 6. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., 284; 7. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 278; 8. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 236; 9. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 216; 10. Christopher Helget, Lincoln, Neb., 195.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 466; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 454; 3. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 435; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 361; 5. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 351; 6. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 348; 7. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 339; 8. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 331; 9. Raymond Seemann, Jetmore, Kan., 278; 10. Connor Atkinson, Piedmont, Okla., 266.

Louisiana – 1. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 113; 2. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 109; 3. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, 102; 4. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 100; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 89; 6. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 77; 7. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 72; 8. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, 62; 9. Steve Leggio Jr., Cypress, Texas, 57; 10. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 39.

Maryland – 1. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 74; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 73; 3. Bradley Mellott, Needmore, Pa., 61; 4. Devin Brenneman, Hesston, Pa., 58; 5. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 55; 6. Steven Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., and Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., both 53; 8. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 49; 9. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 48; 10. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 47.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 539; 2. Matt Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 470; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 453; 4. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 447; 5. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 384; 6. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 345; 7. Zachary Foesch, Bird Island, Minn., 344; 8. Andrew Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 338; 9. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 301; 10. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 300.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 212; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 148; 3. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., 142; 4. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 137; 5. Kevin Dye, Agency, Mo., 120; 6. Randy Martin, California, Mo., 119; 7. Mike Trent, Rocheport, Mo., 112; 8. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 109; 9. J. R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., 101; 10. Dean Hathman, Harrisburg, Mo., 98.

Nebraska – 1. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 538; 2. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 396; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 387; 4. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 365; 5. Dennis Engelhaupt, Page, Neb., 338; 6. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 312; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 304; 8. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 302; 9. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 290; 10. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 284.

New Jersey – 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 257; 2. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 234; 3. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 218; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 215; 5. Joseph Kay, Perkasie, Pa., 204; 6. Cody West, Boyertown, Pa., 190; 7. Dale Eggert, Tuckerton, N.J., 180; 8. Aiden Borden, Jackson, N.J., 177; 9. Buddy Schweibinz, Petersburg, N.J., and Phillip Meisner, Chesterfield, N.J., both 176.

North Carolina – 1. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 194; 2. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 179; 3. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 170; 4. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 155; 5. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 154; 6. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 137; 7. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 134; 8. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 115; 9. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 114; 10. Lance Christie, Fayetteville, N.C., 106.

North Dakota – 1. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 269; 2. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 261; 3. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 230; 4. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 193; 5. Brett Geldner, St. Peter, Minn., 39; 6. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 38; 7. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 35; 8. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 34; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 33; 10. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 32.

Ohio – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 273; 2. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 261; 3. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 259; 4. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 232; 5. Scott D. Richards, Amanda, Ohio, 228; 6. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 189; 7. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 179; 8. David Seitz, Londonderry, Ohio, 169; 9. Chase Baker, Waynesville, Ohio, 164; 10. Dylan Troyer, Urbana, Ohio, 145.

Oklahoma – 1. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 529; 2. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 434; 3. Danny Wood (55W), Norman, Okla., 405; 4. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 352; 5. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 320; 6. Steven Shebester, Tuttle, Okla., 312; 7. Terry Easum, Tulsa, Okla., 302; 8. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 290; 9. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 278; 10. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 270.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 774; 2. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 589; 3. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 516; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 505; 5. Mikell McGee, Doylesburg, Pa., 464; 6. Derek Hauck, Allenwood, Pa., 456; 7. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 447; 8. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 445; 9. Jarrett Cavalet, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 436; 10. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 411.

South Carolina – 1. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 158; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 131; 3. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., and Connor Otten, Rockwell, N.C., both 125; 5. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 112; 6. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 104; 7. John Frutchey, Huger, S.C., 100; 8. Gray Leadbetter, Morganton, N.C., and Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., both 99; 10. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 96.

South Dakota – 1. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 695; 2. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 620; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 583; 4. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 545; 5. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., and Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., both 528; 7. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 524; 8. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 424; 9. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 405; 10. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 368.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 794; 2. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 531; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 484; 4. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 431; 5. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 390; 6. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, 372; 7. Blake Mallory, Joshua, Texas, 365; 8. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 364; 9. Michael Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 330; 10. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 324.

Virginia – 1. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 112; 2. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 111; 3. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 110; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., and Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., both 98; 6. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 92; 7. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 80; 8. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 77; 9. Christopher Humblet, Shiloh, N.C., 70; 10. Bill Mullis, Seaford, Va., 68.

 

 

24th Annual Championship Night / Family Fun Night Expanded to 4 Classes. K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints added to honor Tim Allison.

Lima OH

July 23, 2021

By Gerry Keysor

When Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life next Friday night, July 30th for the 24th Annual Championship Night / Family Fun Night presented by Alexander and Bebout, the fans will get an extra treat in the form of the K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprint Invaders being added to the already exciting program featuring the Non Wing Sprint Cars, Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds, and Budweiser Thunderstocks.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders were originally scheduled to race in the K&L Ready Mix Clash honoring TIm Allison on Friday July 23rd, however, heavy rains hit the Allentown, Ohio clay oval hard at mid day, leaving the track crew no choice but to pull the plug.

Limaland Motorsports Park management and officials from the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders immediately started the wheels in motion to reschedule the $3,111 to win race to the following Friday.

“Tim Allison has been a very important part of Limaland Motorsports Park, even before the university became involved.”, said Dr. Jeff Jarvis, president of the University of Northwestern Ohio, which owns Limaland Motorsports Park. “So, it only makes sense that we do everything we can do to get this race in, and honor the memory of one of the greatest ever at Limaland.”

General Admission prices will remain the same, despite the added division of racing, with adult general admission being $12 for ages 16 and older, $6 for ages 11-15, and kids 10 years of age and younger admitted FREE. Pit passes for all ages are $30.

Pit gates will open at 4PM, Grandstand gates will open at 5, with Hot Laps beginning at 6:30, and Racing at 7:30.

 

 

KNIGHTS OF THUNDER 360 SPRINT CARS HEAD BACK TO BRIGHTON
Teams and fans ready for first Sprint Car action at Brighton since 2019
By Tommy Goudge (July 23, 2021) – The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series season is set to continue this Saturday, July 24 at Brighton Speedway!

Plenty of action is expected at the racy one-third mile track as drivers are ready to kick off a busy stretch of the schedule which will see them competing in five events in the next three weeks. The track is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, approximately 90 minutes east of Toronto and 30 minutes west of Belleville. Anticipation is high among teams and fans alike; Brighton hasn’t hosted a Sprint Car event in nearly two years, and fans were in the stands for the first time since 2019 when rain arrived and washed out the July 3 KoT event.

Jordan Poirier enters the weekend as the championship points leader, while Jim Huppunen, Mack DeMan, Josh Hansen, and Cory Turner are in the top five thanks to strong starts to their seasons two weeks ago. Three drivers have Brighton wins on their resumes; local favourite Chris Jones has six wins at Brighton, while Cory Turner has four, and Ryan Turner has one.

THEY SAID IT
Jordan Poirier will be racing at Brighton for the first time on Saturday. The driver from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec won the opening round of the Knights of Thunder season on July 10 at Merrittville Speedway. Meanwhile, Chris Jones will make a much shorter trip to Brighton from Picton, Ontario and has many races under his belt at the Northumberland County oval, including six wins. Here are their thoughts heading into Saturday’s race:

Poirier – “When we got rained out last time it was the first time I was seeing the track at all. I’m excited and anxious at the same time. We put the bar high last week, and we want to do good again Saturday.”

Jones – “Brighton is a fun little place. It’s really nice to race at a place that’s only 35 minutes from home rather than three to four hours, and it’s always nice to recognize most of the faces in the crowd and to have plenty of them cheering me on.”

TICKETS
75% spectator capacity is permitted at this event under Step Three of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. Visit www.brightonspeedway.ca for more information.

LIVE BROADCAST
GForceTV will have a free live broadcast from Brighton if you can’t make it to the track. Eight cameras will be in place to make sure that the broadcast is the next-best thing to being there! Visit www.gforcetv.net to catch all the action.

Make sure to visit the official website and social media pages of the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder for news and updates on Eastern Canada’s newest racing series.

KNIGHTS OF THUNDER MEDIA
Website: www.knightsofthunder.com
Twitter: @KoTSprints
Facebook: KnightsofThunderSprintCars
Instagram: @knightsofthunder
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, the Knights of Thunder series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2021 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

JULY 24 EVENT INFO

WHAT:
Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series – 2021 Season Round #2

WHEN:
Saturday, July 24, 2021 – Racing begins at 7:00 pm

WHERE:
Brighton Speedway
775 County Rd 64
Brighton ON K0K 1H0
www.brightonspeedway.ca

WATCH:
https://www.youtube.com/GforceTV

2021 KNIGHTS OF THUNDER SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
* indicates live broadcast on GForceTV
Sat Jul 10 – Merrittville Speedway* (w/AST) – Winner: Jordan Poirier
Sat Jul 24 – Brighton Speedway*
Fri Jul 30 – Humberstone Speedway* (w/AST)
Sat Jul 31 – Humberstone Speedway (w/AST)
Fri Aug 6 – Merrittville Speedway (w/AST)
Sat Aug 7 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway*
Fri Aug 13 – Merrittville Speedway (w/AST)
Sat Sept 4 – Brighton Speedway (w/AST)
Sun Sept 5 – Brighton Speedway* (w/AST)
Fri Sept 10 – Humberstone Speedway* (w/AST)
Sat Sept 11 – Merrittville Speedway
Fri Sept 17 – Merrittville Speedway* (w/AST)
Fri Oct 1 – Humberstone Speedway* (w/AST)
Sat Oct 9 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway* (w/AST)

 

 

Hurry to Help Your Favorite Driver! $20,000 Priority Aviation Nationals Sponsorship Ends July 31!

Knoxville, IA, July 23, 2021 – Those wishing to cash in on the $20,000 Priority Aviation Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship are running out of time! The contest, awarding $20,000 to the driver generating the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa ends next Saturday, July 31! The contest also awards $10,000 to the second-place earner, and $5,000 to third place.

Updated standings see Iowa’s McKenna Haase with the current edge, ahead of Central PA competitor Robbie Kendall, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild, Iowa’s Carson McCarl, California’s Dominic Scelzi, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease, Missouri’s Brian Brown, Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart and the Black Pearl #101 sprint car team from the Cincinnati, Ohio area recently driven by Aussie Lachlan McHugh.

All drivers and teams competing at either the Knoxville 360 Nationals or the Knoxville Nationals are eligible. Supporters of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are asked to participate.

Again, in addition to the $20,000 first place prize from Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation for the driver/team raising the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, the second-place earner will be awarded $10,000 and the third place earner $5,000!

All that sprint car teams and fans need to do is have their prospective members or donors visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, or contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. If ordering online, specify your driver or race team in the “Notes” section on the final page.

The driver or team with the highest amount of total donations returned to the museum before July 31, at 6 p.m. C.S.T., will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. Second will be awarded $10,000 and third, $5,000. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

For more information on the Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship please call the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488.

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

Current Standings 7-23-21

McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA
Robbie Kendall, Catonsville, MD
Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA
Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO
Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pennsylvania
Black Pearl #101 Sprint Car Team

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Three Races This Weekend!

The PA Sprint Series will run a rare tripleheader this weekend with three races on the schedule, including stops at the series’ oldest track and its newest.

On Friday night, PASS will join the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) for a co-sanctioned event at Big Diamond Speedway.

On Saturday, the IMCA/RaceSaver sprinters will visit the quarter-mile Path Valley Speedway bullring, now in its 22nd season of hosting PASS racing.

Then on Sunday, the new Bloomsburg Fair Raceway will host the PASS and MASS sprinters for the first time ever.

At Big Diamond, the sprints will join modifieds, 602 crates, open sportsman cars and roadrunner stocks for an action-packed program. Pit gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and grandstands at 5:30, with warm-ups starting at 7:15 and racing at 7:45. Adult general admission is $22 ($20 for seniors; kids under 16 and active duty military with ID free). Pit admission is $40 ($30 for PASS and MASS members).

This is the first PASS race at Big Diamond since 2015, and it will produce a new winner for the series, since no previous PASS winner is still active in RaceSaver sprints.

Path Valley will be running its fourth PASS event of 2021 (the last scheduled event was rained out), and former winners Garrett Bard and Mikell McGee will be among the entrants. Bard also is the defending IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion and PASS Champ, and his predecessor for both of those titles, Ken Duke Jr., also is expected, as are former track winners Ryan Lynn (6 wins), Mike Alleman and Jeffrey Weaver, plus 2020 track champ John Walp. Walp has never picked up a win at Path Valley and is hoping to make some history with a win Saturday. In the track’s long history of PASS racing, a new winner Saturday would be the 75th different one.

With Laurel Highlands open Saturday some LHSS teams are expected to visit Path Valley as they can continue to their final scheduled race of the season Sunday at Bedford.

Besides the regular sprint car purse, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic will award a tire to the Hard Charger for the race (the driver who improves his/her starting position the most), and VP Racing Fuels will award a case of oil to the top-finishing car displaying their sticker.

Also scheduled to run Saturday are the wingless super sportsman cars, 270 and 600 micro sprints, 4-cylinder thundercars and 4-cylinder strictly stocks. The super sportsman will be running the 47-lap Clarence “Bud” Snyder Memorial, in memory of the former car owner who was instrumental in starting the series at Path Valley.

Adult general admission Saturday is $10 ($3 for kids 10 and under). Pit admission is $30 (plus $5 for first-time competitors). Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with warm-ups starting at 6:00.

On Sunday, the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway will present only its second show ever, with PASS and MASS sprints joining the ULMS late models. Gates for this program open at 4:00 p.m., with racing set to begin at 7:00.

Adult general admission for Bloomsburg is $20 ($10 for students 13-18; kids 12 and under free).

The Bloomsburg Fair track, built for horse racing, was one of Pennsylvania’s most storied facilities for auto racing, but that stopped more than 30 years ago. This year the fair has built a new track strictly for motorsports inside the old horse track, utilizing the same grandstands.

Much of the original track’s revered history involved sprint car racing (or “big car” racing, as the earlier Indy-type open-wheeled racers were once called), and this will be the first sprint car race on the new track.

PASS has its first scheduled open weekend July 30-August 1, then the series returns to action Saturday, August 7, at Port Royal Speedway.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

 

 

Less Than Ten Days Left in $20,000 Priority Aviation Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship!

Knoxville, IA, July 22, 2021 – Drivers wishing to cash in on the $20,000 Priority Aviation Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship are running out of time! The contest, awarding $20,000 to the driver generating the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa ends next Saturday, July 31! The contest also awards $10,000 to the second-place earner, and $5,000 to third place.

Iowa’s McKenna Haase has the current edge, ahead of Central PA competitor Robbie Kendall, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild, California’s Dominic Scelzi, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease, Iowa’s Carson McCarl, Missouri’s Brian Brown, Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart and the Black Pearl #101 sprint car team from the Cincinnati, Ohio area recently driven by Aussie Lachlan McHugh.

All drivers and teams competing at either the Knoxville 360 Nationals or the Knoxville Nationals are eligible. Supporters of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are asked to participate.

Again, in addition to the $20,000 first place prize from Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation for the driver/team raising the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, the second-place earner will be awarded $10,000 and the third place earner $5,000!

All that sprint car teams and fans need to do is have their prospective members or donors visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, or contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum directly at 1-800-874-4488. If ordering online, specify your driver or race team in the “Notes” section on the final page.

The driver or team with the highest amount of total donations returned to the museum before July 31, at 6 p.m. C.S.T., will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. Second will be awarded $10,000 and third, $5,000. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

For more information on the Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship please call the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488.

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

Current Standings

McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA
Robbie Kendall, Catonsville, MD
Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA
Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO
Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pennsylvania
Black Pearl #101 Sprint Car Team

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

2021 SCHEDULE FINALIZED FOR KNIGHTS OF THUNDER
July 24 event at Brighton next up for Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars; doubleheader weekend at Humberstone to follow
By Tommy Goudge (July 22, 2021) – The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series has now finalized the 2021 schedule, which is set to continue this Saturday, July 24 at Brighton Speedway.

The finalized schedule now has 14 full-points events, including the July 10 season opener won by Jordan Poirier. Ten more events will feature Sprint Car doubleheaders with the Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars, and live broadcasts are slated from eight more events on www.gforcetv.net

The postponement of Ohsweken Speedway’s 25th season created several openings in the Knights of Thunder schedule; several Friday night events were added at the Merrittville and Humberstone Speedways as a result.

“We appreciate the teams, track operators, sponsors, and officials working alongside us through these unprecedented times,” stated KoT Series Director Clinton Geoffrey. “We are especially grateful for the speedway promoters who have worked through the challenges presented by inclement weather and the province’s reopening restrictions.”

Make sure to visit the official website and social media pages of the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder for news and updates on Eastern Canada’s newest racing series.

2021 KNIGHTS OF THUNDER SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
* indicates live broadcast on GForceTV
(Updated July 22, 2021)
Sat Jul 10 – Merrittville Speedway* (w/AST) – Winner: Jordan Poirier
Sat Jul 24 – Brighton Speedway*
Fri Jul 30 – Humberstone Speedway* (w/AST)
Sat Jul 31 – Humberstone Speedway (w/AST)
Fri Aug 6 – Merrittville Speedway (w/AST)
Sat Aug 7 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway*
Fri Aug 13 – Merrittville Speedway (w/AST)
Sat Sept 4 – Brighton Speedway (w/AST)
Sun Sept 5 – Brighton Speedway* (w/AST)
Fri Sept 10 – Humberstone Speedway* (w/AST)
Sat Sept 11 – Merrittville Speedway
Fri Sept 17 – Merrittville Speedway* (w/AST)
Fri Oct 1 – Humberstone Speedway* (w/AST)
Sat Oct 9 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway* (w/AST)

 

 

Ramey Eyes ASCS Sprint Week Races in Arkansas This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 22, 2021) - Gunner Ramey is eager to climb back into the Terry Doogs Racing No. 21 winged sprint car this weekend during the first two rounds of the ASCS Sprint Week.

The Sedalia, Mo., driver is looking for a bounce-back weekend following a pair of 19th-place finishes last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Ramey started 10th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway. He battled for a top 10 throughout the majority of the race before tangling with another driver attempting to complete a slide job.

"In the feature we hung around 10th and could've finished there," he said. "I got caught up with another driver attempting a slider going into turn three. I had a good run on the bottom and he was running the top when he started to come down the track as I was going up and we got together. It was just one of those deals where we got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time."

The incident resulted in a DNF for Ramey.

The following night the team invaded Knoxville Raceway. Ramey didn't have the qualifying effort he had hoped for, laying down the 23rd -fastest overall time.

"We didn't qualify like we should have," he said. "I made a few mistakes that put us behind the eight ball early and it's tough to dig out of a hole at Knoxville Raceway where the competition is so good every week."

After finishing fifth in his heat race, Ramey lined up 20th to start the feature. He made it as high as 14th in the running order, but ultimately placed 19th.

"It's tough and a little frustrating, but ultimately, we still made laps and got to learn things to add to our notebook," he said. "It will be really nice to get back in the car for two races this week."

Ramey is slated to run Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. He was also scheduled to race on Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., but the event was postponed because of weather.

Ramey has raced a micro sprint at I-30 Speedway, but he has yet to turn any laps in his 360ci winged sprint car at any one of the tracks he will run at this week.

"It's exciting to go to new tracks and figure them out," he said. "I'd love to have clean, solid and consistent nights and hopefully top 10s in each race."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 19 (10).

July 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 5 (1); Feature: 19 (20).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for ASCS Sprint Week with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ostrich Racing Engines

Ostrich Racing Engines out of Des Moines, Iowa, offers performance engines for 305, 360 and 410 sprint car engine needs. Along with being a dealer for many of the top product manufacturers, they also offer a complete machine shop service and dyno facility for the do-it-yourself racers. For more information, visit http://www.ostrichracingengines.com .

"Lee at Ostrich Racing Engines has been building Terry's engines forever and they have always had top-notch customer service," Ramey said. "Not only that, but their craftsmanship is great. I feel like we can compete any time and any place with an Ostrich Racing Engine under the hood."

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, STAX, Next LED, Starline Brass, Sure Coat Powder Coating, Retrieving Freedom, Embry Snow Removal, G&T Farms, Mid-Mo Equipment, T.R. Welding, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

3M Night at Knoxville Raceway


3M Night returns to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday night, featuring winged 410, 360 and Pace Performance Pro Sprints!

3M WILL be passing out the popular "goody bags" tp the first 1500 fans with a paid adult ticket. Bag distribution will begin at 5:30pm. Please be patient in line.

Everything you need to know for 3M Race Night:

Pit Gates Open - 4pm, CT
Grandstand Gates Open: 6:00pm, CT
Sprint Car Hot Laps Begin: 7pm, CT
Ticket Prices: Adults - $15; Teens - $10; children 12 and under FREE
Pit Passes - $30
Classes: 410, 360 and Pace Performance Pro Sprints
Pits will be open following all on track racing
Small, collapsible soft-sided coolers are allowed
One UNOPENED, non-alcoholic beverage can be brought inside the gates.
Rubber or foam seat cushions are allowed and must be 20" wide or less.
Not allowed: firearms, pets, bottles, glass and metal stadium seats.
Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted. Designated smoking areas are under the grandstands.
If you can't make it to the track, watch live on DIRTVision.com or on the DIRTVision streaming app.
Race line-ups, results and point standings are available on the free Knoxville Raceway app.

Remember, if you are NOT feeling well or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please choose another weekend to join us.
Get Your Tickets Now for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's


We're less than three weeks away from the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's.

Tickets for Saturday's finale are selling quickly. This race WILL sell out! We strongly recommend that you do not wait until race day to purchase your tickets. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431.

If you rolled over your 2020 tickets or purchased tickets for the 2021 event and have NOT received them yet, please call the ticket office as soon as possible at 641-842-5431. A reminder that 2020 tickets are no longer valid.

Pit Passes are available for $50 per night and must be purchased at the track on the day of the event.

All camping at the track and at the North Campground is sold out.
4.10 Dash "Early Bird" Registration Ends Saturday


The 4.10 Dash and Kids Fun Run hosted by the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Foundation is set for Saturday, August 14!

The Kids Fun Run, featuring a one-lap run around Knoxville Raceway, will begin at 8:45am. The 4.10-mile run around the track and to downtown Knoxville will begin at 9am. This year, the run ends at Peace Tree Brewing Company! And stick around after the race for the annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's parade.

Early bird registration pricing of $25 for the 4.10 Dash is available through Friday, July 23. Starting Saturday, the price increases to $40. The Kids Fun Run entry fee is $10. Registration is available online here.

All proceeds from the 4.10 Dash benefit the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Foundation's campaign for the Emergency Room renovation and Clinic expansion.
Drive for 5 Slideways Showcase With Kyle Larson


Just announced this week, Kyle Larson will host the inaugural Drive for 5 Slideways Showcase presented by Priority Aviation at Slideways from Noon-2pm on Wednesday, August 11.

Fans can race go karts against Kyle Larson, Tyler "Sunshine" Courtney and other guests to be announced. All participants will also receive a limited edition participant t-shirt and goody bag.

Registration is available online here. A voluntary entry donation of $5 per person or $20 per car is encouraged. Proceeds benefit the Kyle Larson Foundation and its initiatives.

Follow the event's Facebook page and Twitter account for updated information and driver announcements.
There's Something for Everyone at the Knoxville Nationals


Four nights of the best racing action in the country await for the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's.

Drivers, teams, sponsors and the track are preparing for an epic week you won't forget.

Off-the-track, we have events for fans of all ages. From trivia, to parties, post-race concerts, Great Southern Bank Kid Zone, the annual parade and more, there's always something to do at Knoxville!

See the full schedule of off-track events plus the latest entry list here.
How Much Do You Know About Sprint Car Racing?


Join KRCO for racing trivia on Sunday, August 8 to test your racing knowledge!

The annual KRCO Trivia contest will be held at the Peace Tree Brewing Company Beer Garden under the frontstretch grandstands from 2-4pm. Registration begins at 1:30pm. Cost to play is $10 per round per team. Teams can consist of one to four people.

All Peace Tree beers will be $2 off during trivia.

Prizes include tickets to the 2022 360 Knoxville Nationals and the 2022 Capitani Classic!
Pre-Order Your 60th Knoxville Nationals Apparel


Merchandise and apparel for the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's is now available online!

Check out our 2021 event tees, including the A-Main line-up shirts. We also have polos, hoodies, baseball tees, jackets, vests, keychains, coozies and more!

The full collection can be seen online, including our 2021 Knoxville Raceway merchandise and apparel.
What's Next at Knoxville?


Saturday, July 24 - 3M Night

Saturday, July 31 - JR. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood party at 5pm in Dyer-Hudson Hall

Saturday, July 31 - Weiler Night with the FLORacing All-Star Circuit of Champions and 360s

Thursday, August 5 - Busch Light "First Responders" Night of the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. First Responders - police, fire and EMT - get $15 off ticket prices.

Friday, August 6 - My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Saturday, August 7 - Live music with Lucas Beebe at the Iowa Beer Bus from 4-6pm

 

 

2021 SCHEDULE FINALIZED FOR ACTION SPRINT TOUR
Doubleheader weekend at Humberstone July 30 & 31 next on AST schedule

By Tommy Goudge (July 22, 2021) – The Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s Crate Sprint Car series has now finalized the 2021 schedule, which is set to continue Friday, July 30 at Humberstone Speedway.

The finalized schedule now has 17 full-points events, including the July 10 season opener won by Jacob Dykstra. Ten more events feature Sprint Car doubleheaders with the Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Cars, and live broadcasts are slated from six more events on www.gforcetv.net

The postponement of Ohsweken Speedway’s 25th season created several openings in the Knights of Thunder schedule; several Friday night events were added at the Merrittville and Humberstone Speedways as a result.

“We appreciate the teams, track operators, sponsors, and officials working alongside us through these unprecedented times,” stated AST Series Director Clinton Geoffrey. “We are especially grateful for the speedway promoters who have worked through the challenges presented by inclement weather and the province’s reopening restrictions.”

Make sure to visit the official website and social media pages of the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s for news and updates.

FINALIZED 2021 ACTION SPRINT TOUR CRATE SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
* indicates live broadcast on GForceTV
(Updated July 22, 2021)
Sat Jul 10 – Merrittville Speedway* (w/KoT) – Winner: Jacob Dykstra
Fri Jul 30 – Humberstone Speedway* (w/KoT)
Sat Jul 31 – Humberstone Speedway (w/KoT)
Fri Aug 6 – Merrittville Speedway (w/KoT)
Fri Aug 13 – Merrittville Speedway (w/KoT)
Sat Aug 14 – Merrittville Speedway
Sat Aug 21 – Brockville Ontario Speedway
Sun Aug 22 – Cornwall Motor Speedway
Sat Sept 4 – Brighton Speedway (w/KoT)
Sun Sept 5 – Brighton Speedway* (w/KoT)
Fri Sept 10 – Humberstone Speedway* (w/KoT)
Sat Sept 11 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway
Fri Sept 17 – Merrittville Speedway* (w/KoT)
Fri Oct 1 – Humberstone Speedway* (w/KoT)
Sat Oct 9 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway* (w/KoT)
Fri Oct 15 – Brockville Ontario Speedway*
Sat Oct 16 – Brockville Ontario Speedway

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. GETS CAREER BEST USAC/CRA FINISH – INDIANA SPRINT WEEK STARTS FRIDAY

(Chino Hills, CA, July 21, 2021) The impressive 2021 season for Eddie Tafoya Jr. continued last Saturday night when he recorded a USAC/CRA career best finish when he placed third at Perris Auto Speedway. In addition, he also received the race “Hard Charger Award” for passing nine cars after starting 12th. The up-and-coming driver and his crew did not have a lot of time to rest on their laurels as hours later, they hopped into the Specialty Fasteners #51T race hauler for the long drive to the Midwest for Indiana Sprint Week.

 

In only his second full season in the USAC/CRA Series, the Chino Hills, California based driver journeyed back to Indiana in April to pick up a new DRC Chassis. Since getting that car, he has become one of the most watched drivers in the series scoring four top 10 finishes in five races. Two of the four, including last Saturday, were top five finishes. In his last four races, he has climbed from 29th in the championship standings all the way up to 13th.

Saturday’s race saw Tafoya open the night qualifying 12th in the 22-car field. He followed that up with a third-place result in his heat race. For the main event, he had to start outside the sixth row in 12th. Things started slow in the 30-lapper as he moved forward two spots to 10th in the first five laps. Ten laps later, he had only progressed one more position. However, he found a great line down low and by the 21st circuit, he was up to sixth. A red flag necessitated a restart on lap 28 and at that point, the 24-year-old took the final green flag of the race in fourth. He did not stay there for long. A picture-perfect pass on the back straight with two laps to go earned him the right to step on the podium at a USAC/CRA race for the first of what will be many times in his career.

“Tonight started out pretty slow,” Tafoya told the crowd after the race. “We had a little trouble in qualifying. We had to start the main event farther back than we like to. It feels good to comeback like that, and it definitely builds some confidence going into Sprint Week (in Indiana). I started out slow and I found a line in one and two. Everyone was following each other on the top and I had grip down low. It would slingshot me down the back chute and set me up perfect for sliders in turn three and four.”

Tafoya and crew arrived in Indiana early Wednesday morning, and they are getting ready for the busiest week of the year with seven races in nine nights. The action will kick off this Friday night at the Gas City I69 Speedway. It will be followed up by races Saturday and Sunday at the Kokomo and Lawrenceburg Speedways. Next Monday and Tuesday will be nights off for rest and car repairs before going four straight nights at the Terre Haute Action Track, Lincoln Park, Bloomington, and Tri-State Speedways. Last year his best “Sprint Week” finish came at Lawrenceburg when he placed 19th.

For Midwest fans, the great looking 2021 Team Tafoya shirts will be available during “Sprint Week.” For those who cannot make it to the track, contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. on his Instagram or Facebook page and he will be able to take your order and ship a shirt to you.

Indiana Sprint Week Track Directory

Gas City I69 Speedway – 5871 East, 500 South, Gas City, IN 46933 – (765) 677-RACE - http://www.gascityi69speedway.com/

Kokomo Speedway – 2455 N. Davis Road, Kokomo, IN 46901 – (765) 459-3877 - http://www.kokomospeedway.net/

Lawrenceburg Speedway – 351 East Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 – (812) 539-4700 - https://www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com/

Terre Haute Action Track – 3901 S. US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802 – (217) 764-3200 - https://terrehauteactiontrack.net/

Lincoln Park Speedway – 1051 W. US Hwy 40, Greencastle, IN 46135 – (765) 653-3485 - https://www.lincolnparkspeedway.com/

Bloomington Speedway – 5186 South Fairfax Road, Bloomington, IN 47401 – (812) 824-7400 - https://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonSpeedway/

Tri State Speedway – 9981 South U.S. Highway 41, Haubstadt, IN 47639 – (812) 768-5995 - https://www.tristatespeedway.com/index.php

Fans who cannot get away to watch Tafoya live, can see all the races on the Flo Racing website. For details, please click on the following link. https://www.floracing.com/

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell. If you or your company would like to become a part of the team in 2021, please give them a call or send an Email to the contact information at the top of this press release.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2021 Race Results

1/12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th B Main

1/16 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 8th H Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

4-16 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th C Main

4-17 Paragon Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

6-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

7-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

This release produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 


 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

COUNTDOWN CONTINUES FOR USAC MIDGET & MODIFIED DOUBLEHEADER AT GRANDVIEW. . . .

CLEVER GIRL WINERY JOINS NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES TO SPONSOR NOS ENERGY USAC MIDGET TIME TRIALS TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 22, 2021 . . . . . . A big night of racing is planned as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, August 3. The NOS Energy USAC National Eastern Midget Week kicks off at Grandview for the first of five consecutive nights of racing. The USAC National Midget Series event will offer time trials, heat race qualifying and the 30 lap $4,000 to win Ken Brenn Midget Masters. Also on the program will be the Modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events leading up to the 30 lap feature that will pay $5,000 to any first time Thunder feature winner and $3,500 to any previous Thunder winner. Pioneer Pole Buildings has posted the first time winners bonus as GT Radiators added $500 for any repeat modified winner, an extra $200 to finish second and $100 to win each modified heat. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

A new sponsor has joined the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and we welcome Clever Girl Winery of Bangor, PA to this big night of racing. Clever Girl Winery owner Don Andreas is no stranger to victory lane at Grandview Speedway. Not because he was a winning driver, but because he worked behind the scenes as a member of the Thunder on the Hill promotional team during the mid-1990’s.

“I used to bring the fastest qualifier down to victory lane in a push truck for his cash bonus”, Andreas remembers. “I heled out with all kinds of stuff; arranging autograph sessions, writing press releases, you name it. I even organized one of the first versions of the Thunder Girls”.

Twenty-five years later, Andreas finds himself as the winemaker and owner of Clever Girl Winery; a small, urban winery he and his wife Pamela opened last year in Bangor, PA. In addition to 13 of their wines, Clever Girl’s tasting room offers signature sangrias and a nice selection of Pennsylvania produced beers on draft and in bottles.

A life-long fan of racing, Andreas got his daughter Chloe into small car racing at the age of 10. She spent 8 years racing slingshots, micro sprints, and eventually 305 sprint cars until college came calling in 2018. In addition to numerous visits to Grandview Speedway to watch racing, they made a stop on the Hill in 2014 for Chloe to race in a Junior National Slingshot race where she finished 4th in an 18-car field that included such future Grandview regulars as Alex Yankowski and Dylan Swinehart. Chloe is spending this summer working with her dad at the winery tasting room in Bangor, PA.

During the August 3rd USAC Midget race, Clever Girl Winery will present the USAC Midget fast time qualifier with a $150 cash bonus along with a 3-pack of Clever Girl wines. Andres added, “We love coming here to enjoy the great racing, and we couldn’t think of a better time to get the Clever Girl brand in front the fans of Thunder on the Hill”.

Clever Girl Winery offers wine tastings Friday through Sunday. Plan a visit to the Clever Girl Winery located at 15 Broadway in downtown Bangor, PA. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and visit their website at www.clevergirlwinery.com.

Modified drivers hungry for that first win and the $5,000 include pre-race entries Kyle Weiss, Dylan Swinehart, Brian Hirthler, Dominick Buffalino, Davey Sammons, Mike Lisowski, Craig Whitmoyer and Mark Kratz to name a few. The attractive $3,500 payday in the30 lap modified feature is of interest to past Thunder winners to include Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Watt, Kevin Hirthler, Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Brett Kressley and Kenny Gilmore. To be eligible for the posted bonus, drivers are asked to pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456. There is no entry fee.

The Tuesday, August 3 event at Grandview Speedway opens the five race Eastern Swing of the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Speed Week. Track gates at Grandview will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Some expected USAC Midget entries include point leader Buddy Kofoid, Chris Windom, Justin Grant (recent USAC Sprint winner at Grandview), Emerson Axsom, Tanner Thorson, Thomas Meseraull, Daison Pursley, Logan Seavey, Kevin Thomas Jr., Jason McDougal and Cannon McIntosh. We should expect some popular local midget stars to be in the field as well.

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Tuesday, August 3 USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Masters & 358* Modifieds 7:30 PM

Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple Roaring 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

Goldesberry has successful night at Knoxville

Springfield, IL (July 21, 2021)- Jordan Goldesberry and his Rockstar Energy Drink team got their final laps before the Knoxville Nationals this past weekend. Before the team hit the track, they had a Rockstar event at Hy-Vee in Winsdor Heights, IA. With the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 on display and the grill going, customers had a great time interacting with the team and grabbing a complimentary Rockstar.

“We want to thank Hy-Vee for having us and giving our team the opportunity to show our Rockstar Energy Drink car.” said Goldesberry. “Pepsi was able to have some of their employees out so it was nice to meet everyone.”

The team then headed to Knoxville to get their final laps before Knoxville Nationals. With 26 410 sprint cars on hand, Goldesberry timed in the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 15th. This would put him in the invert and start outside the first row. Leading the first six laps of the heat race, Davey Heskin would make a pass for the lead and Goldesberry would finish second. For the feature Goldesberry would line up 11th. After battling with several cars for position, the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim would cross the finish line 14th.

“We led our first laps at Knoxville and had a good heat race overall. We still fought some of the same issues we did a few weeks ago in the feature so we will keep working with our set up” said Goldesberry. “It was nice to make improvements from two weeks ago and we are getting better there.”

This weekend Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports will be back in action with the IRA series. Friday night the team will be at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, WI where Goldesberry holds the track record. Saturday night the action moves to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI.

SEASON STATS-
17 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 4 top 10’s

MEDIA LINKS-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMotorsports65

 

WILL THERE BE AN 8TH DIFFERENT WINNER IN AS MANY RACES AS THE "410" SPRINTS RETURN TO SHARON ON SATURDAY NIGHT FOR $3000 TO-WIN; STOCKS, RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS & ECONO MODS ALSO ON THE CARD

By Mike Leone

July 21, 2021
(Hartford, OH)…After two consecutive rainouts, Sharon Speedway is hoping Mother Nature cooperates this Saturday night (July 24) for the resumption of the 92nd anniversary season. The "Super Series" program presented by C&R Tire and Hovis Auto & Truck Supply will feature the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars racing for $3,000 to-win along with the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Whelen Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

Sharon has hosted seven successful "410" Sprint Car events with seven different winners in 2021! Justin Peck won the May 1 All Star show over a stellar 41-car field for his first career Sharon win. George Hobaugh returned to victory lane on May 15 over the 30-car field nearly three years after his first career Sprint win. Dave Blaney thrilled the hometown capacity crowd on May 22 winning his first World of Outlaws show in 24 years. Invader Ryan Smith won the Western PA Speedweek show over a 38-car field on June 5. Central Pa. star Danny Dietrich captured his first career Sharon and Ohio Speedweek victory over a huge 53-car field in the All Star-sanctioned event on June 15. Dale Blaney made a winning 2021 debut on June 26 driving Rich Farmer's #29 to victory. And most recently, Spencer Bayston became the latest new "Lou Blaney Memorial" winner topping a 43-car field for the All Star show on July 10.

Will there be an eighth different Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Car winner on Saturday night? The "410" Sprint shows have averaged nearly 38 cars per night in 2021 at Sharon! A lot of top local talent are still looking for their first Sharon wins in 2021 including A.J. Flick, Carl Bowser, Sye Lynch, Brandon Spithaler, Brandon Matus, Michael Bauer, Adam Kekich, Dan Kuriger, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Dan Shetler and others.

Due to rain and some scheduled nights off, the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks have completed just three events this season and haven't raced since the June 12 "Steel Valley Nationals". Chris Schneider's victory in the $10,000 event denied Curt J. Bish of starting the season off with three straight victories and his bid for two straight $10,000 "Steel Valley Nationals" wins. Bish, the 2019 track champion, has a nine-point edge on 2018 champion Chris McGuire, who appeared headed to victory on Saturday before tagging the fence and suffering a flat tire 10 laps from the finish. Chase Lambert, veteran Larry Kugel, and Coleton Longwell are third through fifth in points. The Stocks will race for the $700 to-win payoff on Saturday night if 24 or more cars are present.

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds return on Saturday night for their fifth show of the 2021 season. Drivers will not only be battling for Sharon points, but also the $3,500 to-win Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Weekly Series and the $1,000 to-win Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship. Chas Wolbert has won two features to date to lead the Sharon points by 10 over Justin Shea, who leads both the Weekly Series and "Route 7 Rumble" Series points. Tony Tatgenhorst, 14-year-old Ben Easler, and two-time champion Kole Holden complete the top five. At the most recent show on June 26, Jacob Wolfe captured his first career win and earned $500 with a full field of cars on hand.

Like the Sportsman Mods, the Whelen Econo have completed just four events in 2021. The Econo Mods were part of the opener on April 24 when Dennis Lunger, Jr. made his first ever start in the division a successful one winning over 17th starting Jeremy Double. Then on May 15 it was Will Thomas III capturing the win his first ever Econo Mod start. After a pair of runner-up finishes, Doubled cracked victory lane on June 5 for his 15th career win, which is tops amongst active drivers. Thomas returned to victory lane the last time the Econo Mods ran on June 26. That victory closed him to within 31 points of Double despite missing one event. Travis Creech, Nate Young, and rookie Vinnie DePizzo complete the top five in points.

There is no Sharon registration fee for any division. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2021 season, please bring the registration form with you completed: http://www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/RegistrationFormSharon2021.pdf

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone. The fan zone, which includes a concessions and restrooms, debuted in 2020 during the COVID-19 shortened season. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon with passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while general admission opens at 5. Pill draw for the "410" Sprints will close at 6 p.m. with the other divisions at 6:15. Motor heat for the Sprints will be at 6:15 p.m. with "410" Sprint group qualifying at 6:30. Heat races will begin at 7 p.m.

Grandstand/fan zone admission for those 14 and over is $15. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be upgraded on race night at the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on Saturday, July 31 will be a "Steel Valley Thunder" program featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply UMP Modifieds in a $1,000 to-win event plus the RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars, and the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

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


 

Hagar Makes Progress on 410 Sprint Car Program After Busy Week at Eldora

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 21, 2021) - Derek Hagar is working on building his 410ci winged sprint car program and last week was a step forward.

Hagar ventured to Eldora Speedway for the first time in six years as the famed half-mile oval featured a pair of $175,000-to-win Kings Royal races as well as two regular World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series shows.

"It was a learning curve for us," he said. "We had a brand new race car and a lot of things going against us. It took us a minute to get things underneath us. We finally got a good balance on the car for the C Main on Saturday during the day show. We went back to the basics of what we know works and it felt like we had the car underneath us. Our biggest thing is we have to get better at qualifying."

Hagar noted the best he felt in the car all week was on Saturday when he rallied from 10th to win the C Main during the first Kings Royal, which had been postponed from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon. He then maneuvered from 17th to 12th in the B Main, but the track took rubber to halt his opportunity to continue to move forward.

"You learn every time you hit the track with these guys," he said. "Part of the learning curve is getting your butt whooped. We learned a lot and got some good notes. I'm looking forward to running some more with them. The more we run with them the better it will make our racing program. And if we get better with the 410 deal it will help our 360 performances as well."

Hagar capped the week by making the World of Outlaws A Main on Sunday afternoon. He secured the final transfer into the feature through the Last Chance Showdown and maneuvered from 24th toward the top 10 before exiting the track early because of an overheating engine.

"Finally making an A Main was a highlight," he said. "We got up to 13 th and the motor started running warm. It was missing on the top end so I made the decision to pull in and save the motor. We had a caution and it cooled back down to 180 degrees. Once I got back to the top it still was missing a little with wide open throttle. I had to start running three-quarter throttle. Once I went down a lap I decided to pull in and it was a smart decision not to push our luck with the engine."

Hagar plans to return to action on Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for ASCS Sprint Week opener with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour before invading Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Friday and Saturday for a FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 21; Non-qualifier race: 2 (1); Heat race: 11 (11); C Main: 3 (7).

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 8 (5); C Main: 1 (10); B Main: 12 (17).

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 50; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: DNS (8).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 6 (2); Feature: 22 (24).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for ASCS Sprint Week with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Friday and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing and Recovery

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

Hagar would like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, Fragola Performance Systems, FK Rod Ends, Summit Truck Group, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Posts Podium Performance During First Race at Cottage Grove Since 2017

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 21, 2021) - Trey Starks highlighted a Western Sprint Tour doubleheader at Cottage Grove Speedway by earning a podium result last Friday.

Starks was solid during his first time at the track since April 2017, qualifying fourth quickest and placing fifth in a heat race to lock into the 12th starting position in the A Main.

"It was good to get back to Cottage Grove," he said. "We had a decent qualifying effort, but we didn't gain spots like we needed to in the heat race. That didn't give us the best points so we missed the dash.

"In the feature we worked our way up until the rubber came about halfway. We were fifth or sixth and then took what we could get in the rubber and ended up getting to third. It was a solid night. We just needed to start further up toward the front and I think we'd have had a good chance to win."

Starks returned to the quarter-mile track on Saturday. He timed in second quickest and maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race, which earned enough points to advance into the dash.

"We had a good qualifying effort and we picked off a couple of spots in the heat to get us in the dash," he said. "We drew the third starting spot and got to second on the white-flag lap. That put us starting outside front row for the feature.

"We got out to the lead on the start. About 10 laps in we cut a right rear tire. We came into the work area and changed the tire. We restarted 18 th or 19th and got back to fifth with six laps to go when we blew another right rear. That was it for us. We were really fast in the feature, but just had no luck."

Starks was credited with a 17th-place result.

Next up is a return to Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., this Friday and Saturday for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 3 (12).

July 17 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (6); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 17 (2).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

Delivering Thrills, Speed And
The Ultimate Adrenaline Rush
Sooner Sprint Series return to Enid Speedway Saturday

by John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (July 21, 2021) - Sheldon Barksdale will be hoping to repeat his performance from June 5 when the Sooner Sprint Series rolls into Enid Speedway for the second time this season on Saturday.

Barksdale passed Brandon Jennings early in the feature and raced to his first victory of the season.

Last week Whit Gastineau won at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada to become the fifth different winner this season. Danny Smith, Loyd Clevenger, Dean Drake, Jr. have also logged victories along with Gastineau and Barksdale.

Saturday’s show will pay $1,000 to the winner of the nights feature on the Enid 3/8’s mile oval.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Grandstands at 5 and racing begins at 7:30. A fireworks show will top off the evening.

 

 

Daniel Retires From Full-Time Racing Because of Lasting Effects From Concussions

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGVILLE, Calif. (July 21, 2021) - Mason Daniel is making an investment in his long-term health by deciding to end his racing career.

Daniel has been trying to recover from a concussion sustained during a crash on April 30, but the lingering effects combined with advice from specialists have led to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver hanging up the helmet.

"After seven concussions and talking to multiple doctors, including a specialist at UCLA, it is in my best interest to stop racing," he said. "I am having lasting effects from the most recent concussion and we need to place my health as the top priority.

"It's really a tough decision to make. I have been goal-driven to get to the top of sprint car racing for the past five years. I know I did not come close to the competitiveness that I wanted and that hurts the most about hanging up the helmet. This is not an easy decision to make. I wish I could be climbing into the car one last time, but with the recommendations from doctors and the lasting effects from seven concussions, it is the right decision. I'd like to thank our gracious sponsors as well as every fan, crew member and driver who I have gotten to know and who has helped me over the years. Everyone was like family to me on the road and I appreciate them so much for everything."

Daniel climbed the racing ranks, rising from micro sprints to full-size sprint cars, and he won a pair of races in 2018 during his first full season behind the wheel of a winged sprint car. That earned the North American 360 Rookie of the Year Award from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. The 2019 season showcased a transition to more 410ci winged sprint car competition and last year marked his first year as a full-time World of Outlaws driver.

"I have enjoyed my time racing around the country and will always look back on these last few years with happiness," he said. "I have been able to live a dream to race with the World of Outlaws and while it was for a much shorter time than I hoped, I am still proud of accomplishing that goal."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSORS -

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, Dillon Risk Management, BTC Bank, Valley Pacific, Extreme Brand Products, Razzle Dazzle, Black Mask Divers, Move My Mass, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp and Fresno Truck Center for their continued support.

 

 

Covington Picks Up the Win at U.S. 36 Raceway

CG Motorsports. (July 21st, 2021) Matt Covington and team closed out the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Northwest swing with a win and trip to Victory Lane abord his Shark Racing Engine/Loose Change mount at U.S. 36 Raceway this past weekend.

Covington started the night off with a 3rd place in the heat, after starting from the sixth position in his South Plains Towing/Huggins Cam machine. The result would net a re-draw that gave Matt the pole position for the feature.

With the drop of the green, Matt would follow in second as Garet Williamson paced the field. Approaching lap traffic on lap 8, Matt would hustle his way passed to take the lead. Working through traffic the race would get interesting among the top-5 with the laps winding down as Covington, Williamson, Hickel, and Hahn all diced back and forth through the lappers. A late restart with Matt pacing the field, would restack the top-5 nose to tail for a dash to the finish with a handful of laps to go. When the checkers flew the A-Rock Materials/Triple X chassis would cross first and claim his second national tour victory of the season.

"We drew the pole for the feature, but the top was the preferred line”, stated Matt. “I was able to get the jump into one, but he had the speed off the top lane to get the run down the backstretch and pace the field the first handful of laps till we hit traffic. It got pretty hairy in traffic. Having to be very aggressive at times because nobody was going to give an inch, so I felt like I had to earn everything once I got the lead. A few times, Garet could have easily forced me off the top of the backstretch, but he left me room, and I appreciate that. A few guys wouldn’t do that, but that’s what a clean racer does. He did me right and raced me. Luckily, we were able to hold off the charges and stay out front to the checkers. I was glad to get another win and keep improving upon the season we have going so far. We got a busy stretch of racing coming up and like to use this momentum to make the most of Sprint Week to keep battling for the championship. Again, I need to say thank you to Matt Howard for his work and dedication this season, he has done an amazing job. Also need to give a shout out to Mike, aka Big Scoop. He has been doing a lot back at the shop week to week and also been a big asset this week in preparation for Sprint Week.”

Next up for Matt and the team will be the start of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Week presented by Smiliey’s.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2021 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Loose Change, South Plains Towing, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, and T&L Foundry.

2021 STATS: Starts-22, Wins-2, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: 7/22/21 Riverside International Speedway - West Memphis, AR 7/23/21 Batesville Motor Speedway - Batesville, AR 7/24/21 I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.flosports.tv and http://www.RacinBoys.com for paid, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2021 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2021 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Setters Positive Following Successful Western Sprint Tour Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 21, 2021) - James Setters nearly doubled his season race total last week when he tackled the Western Sprint Tour Speedweek.

Setters powered his family owned sprint car to one top 10 and five top 15s during the five-race series that tackled four tracks in the state of Oregon. He finished in the top 10 in the event standings.

"I think it went pretty good," he said. "We definitely learned a lot about racing on small tracks that are less wide. It was definitely a lot different. You're not getting into the corners on the wing and you're racing closer to people than I'm used to. I liked it."

The best result came during the opening round on July 12 when Setters placed 10th during his debut at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay. He followed that up with a 13th-place result the ensuing night at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon and a 12th-place showing on July 14 at Sunset Speedway in Banks.

"We had some car trouble after Coos Bay and didn't figure it out until Banks," he said. "We bent the torque tube. We got that fixed and I think we ran better at Cottage Grove."

Cottage Grove Speedway hosted the final two Speedweek rounds last weekend. Setters finished 12th on Friday and 15th on Saturday.

"The car was better and we learned things with the setup throughout the week," he said. "I think we're definitely better after experiencing Speedweek. I have more control under the car."

Setters plans on returning to action this Friday and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region. He charged from 22nd to 12th last year during his most recent ASCS Frontier Region start at the track.

"We're hoping for a podium both nights," he said. "We learned some things throughout the Western Sprint Tour Speedweek that I think will help us and the more we race the better we get."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 12 - Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore. - Feature: 10.

July 13 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Feature: 13.

July 14 - Sunset Speedway in Banks, Ore. - Feature: 12.

July 16 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Feature: 12.

July 17 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Feature: 15.

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

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

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

SPONSORS -

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

 

 

Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night on deck for Placerville Speedway Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…After not being able to accommodate fans in the stands last year the Placerville Speedway faithful has shown full support so far this season. As our thank you and with valued track partner the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, this Saturday is “Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night,” highlighted by $5 grandstand tickets.

Divisions ready to thrill the crowd on Fan Appreciation Night include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. As always, Placerville Speedway will offer Coors Light/ Coors Banquet Happy Hour and Live Music from 4-6pm prior to the races. Arrive with your appetite to enjoy some of the highest rated racetrack food in Northern California at the speedway café.

As noted, grandstand tickets cost just $5 this Saturday night. Kids five and under will be admitted free. Tickets are available online at https://www.universe.com/embed2/events/2021-placerville-speedway-pts-race-13-thompsons-fan-appreciation-night-tickets-placerville-RVPY64 or at the gate on race day. Grandstand seating is general admission, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Please note if patrons sit in a reserved seat, they may be asked to move.

“Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night is always an event we look forward to each season at Placerville Speedway,” said RMI President Scott Russell. “With grandstand tickets just $5 we encourage everyone to bring a friend and if they can, please introduce someone new to the races on Saturday. We’ve had an exciting year and are hoping to continue that this weekend. The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships have been long-time partners with not only the track, but it even goes back to 2001 when I first started running Sprint Cars. We can’t thank them enough for their continued support.”

The Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars will be vying for $2,000-to-win thanks to extra money from the Dent Family in memory of Tom Schirle, who was an avid fan of Placerville Speedway and passed away recently. Fan Appreciation Night marks the start of four point races to go, as 15-year-old Joel Myers Jr. continues to lead the way in search of the Winged Sprint Car championship. The Sebastopol racer holds a 31-point advantage over last week’s runner up Andy Forsberg.

Diamond Springs driver Dan Jinkerson goes into the night holding a 14-point lead over Tyler Lightfoot in the Ltd. Late Model standings. Auburn’s Ray Trimble is still withing striking distance, 22-markers back in third. On the Pure Stock side of things five-time winner this year Nick Baldwin continues to posses a 45-point lead over last week’s winner Kevin Jinkerson. The win last Saturday marked season win number three for K. Jinkerson.

The colorful coupes of the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association are always a welcome part of the program, as they get set for another Placerville appearance on Saturday. The winner of the main event will also receive an extra $100 from the Dent Family in memory of Tim Schirle.

Thompson’s Family of Dealerships include Toyota, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM. Their local car dealers provide a choice of affordable cars and luxury cars for sale with the best prices in Placerville, near Auburn, Rocklin, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Sacramento, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Shingle Springs and Roseville. Auto dealership incentives and special offers are often available on new car sales and leasing, plus service, parts and repair at their nearby dealer locations. To learn more simply visit http://www.thompsonsauto.com/

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered from 4-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

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

Join over 14,300 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2021 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday July 24: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday August 7: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars| 16th annual Mark Forni Classic

Saturday August 14: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Legends Night
 

 

 

MARYSVILLE RACEWAY

(July 20, 2021)

Hot Summer Nights

As we continue to move through hot summer nights, the action at Marysville Raceway continues to be fast and furious. Point race No. 12 will feature three divisions led by the popular winged 360 sprint cars, the hustling Hobby Stocks and Crate Sprints. Fans can experience the thrills and spills of grass roots dirt track racing this Saturday night, July 24th.

Pit gate for the competitors will open at 3 PM. Front grandstand gate will open at 5 PM. Cars will hit the action-packed quarter-mile oval dirt track around 6 PM.

Tickets can be purchased at the front gate. Adults are $15.00, juniors and seniors $13.00. Kids ranging from 6-11 are $6.00. Children 5 and under are free. Fans can also buy their tickets online by visiting our website www.marysvilleraceway.com. Please be advised, there is a $2.00 fee associated with each purchase on-line.
This Saturday night will mark the seventh championship point show for the Hobby Stocks. As of now, Jacob Johnson is the leader of this group. Johnson holds a 13-point edge over second spot Jesse Van Roekel. Two grizzled veterans are tied for third. Jerry Bartlett and Howard Law sit just 19 markers behind Johnson. Law leads the win total with three triumphs this year. Johnson and Bartlett each have one win. Devin Koranda rounds out the top five in points. An unprecedented 14 drivers have attended all six shows up to this point.

Billy Wallace continues to sit atop the winged 360 sprint car point standings. Wallace holds a 51-point advantage over Korey Lovell. Right behind Korey is brother Kevin, who is just six-points out of second. Pat Harvey continues to hold down the fourth spot. With his win last Saturday night, Steel Powell has worked his way into the fifth spot.

Cameron Haney Jr. ended Brett Youngman’s streak of four main event wins in a row last time these warriors hit the track. Will Youngman start a new win streak this Saturday? Can Haney Jr. make it two in a row, or will we see a new winner? We all get to see how it unfolds this Saturday.

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series Hosts Missouri Double-Header on Friday and Saturday

OBERLIN, Kansas (July 20, 2021) – The POWRi Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing has two Missouri events on the schedule Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24. Both races will pay $1000 to win with $200 to start the A features

On Friday, July 23, competition will take place atop the 3/8-mile high banked resurfaced facility of US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri. The enhancements on the track have given fans and drivers excitement, with close, action-packed racing. Hot laps are slated to begin at 7:30PM, with racing at 8PM.

The United Rebel Sprint Series last visited US 36 Raceway in June for their first appearance in URSS history. Kansas native, Jay Russell, walked away with the victor, but it wasn’t without a fierce battle from Stu Snyder, Kenny Potter, Mike Houseman, Jr., and Ty Williams.

On Saturday, July 24, drivers and their teams will head 45 minutes northwest to the 3/8-mile semi banked facility of Bethany Speedway in Bethany, Missouri for the second night of competition of the weekend.

The debut of the United Rebel Sprint Series at Bethany that also took place in June was a heated battle between Lincoln, Nebraska’s Stu Snyder and series point leader, Ty Williams. Snyder went on to claim the win.

Ty Williams continues to edge ahead with the Drive to Zero $5,000 to win point lead, with Zach Blurton, Jeremy Huish, and Jordan Knight trailing. The United Rebel Sprint Series partnered with Kansas’ Drive to Zero program to offer a $5,000 pay day to the 2021 Series Champion. The Drive to Zero program was designed with one goal in mind – to reduce fatalities and serious injuries that occur on Kansas highways – targeting child passenger safety, impaired driving, texting, and seat belt violations.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more visit the URSS official website, www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up to date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

 

 

Shawn Jones Storms to Third Hunt Wingless Series Win of the Year

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- Sean Jones put on quite a show on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway as he rode the cushion around the ¼ mile bullring and claimed his third win of the 2021 season.

Leading the field to green was Daniel Whitley who jumped out to the early lead and worked the bottom of the speedway with Cody Fendley and Tim Sherman, Jr in tow.

The race’s third lap saw second running Fendley slip off the edge of the racing surface and surrender the second position to Sherman as the yellow flag flew.

As Whitley and Sherman used the bottom of the speedway, behind them Sean Jones was working the thick Placerville Speedway cushion to perfection as he would jump into second on the fifth lap.

While Whitley continued to work the low side of the speedway, Jones continued to pound the top and it worked out as he raced into the lead on the 16th lap.

With Jones out front and pulling away, Whitley would continue to run second with Sherman running third as the battle behind the lead trio heated up with the likes of Dylan Bloomfield, Shawn Arriaga, and Shane Hopkins.

When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, it was Jones racing to the win over Whitley, Sherman, Jr, 18th starting Bloomfield, and Arriaga rounding out the Top-5.

A total of 33-cars checked in to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, and it was Jones getting the night kicked off in style by earning the Ashely Van Den Berg Home Loans Fast Time Award.

Jake Morgan was victorious in Benic Enterprises Heat Race No.1, Fendley won Brown and Miller Heat Race No. 2, Whitley took top honors in King Racing Products Heat No.3, and Kevin Box won Santomauro Racing Products Heat No. 4.

Marcus Hardina won the ‘B’ Main event and transferred to the A along with Bloomfield, Jarrett Soares, and Dylan Newberry.

Dylan Bloomfield was the Santomauro Racing Products Hard Charger by way of his 18th-4th effort, as Braidon Moniz was the TDS Hard Luck Award Winner.

Finishing 15th in the feature event and earning the BR Motorsports Award was Bob Newberry.

A MAIN RESULTS


1. Shawn Jones #14
2. Daniel Whitley #6K
3. Tim Sherman Jr. #1JR
4. Dylan Bloomfield #32
5. Shawn Arriaga #56
6. Heath Holdsclaw #33
7. Cody Fendley #9
8. Shane Hopkins #51
9. Marcus Hardina #21X
10. Nathan Schank #1S
11. Kevin Box #2
12. Cameron Martin #11
13. Brent Steck #2STX
14. Dylan Newberry #63
15. Bob Newberry #36
16. Jarrett Soares #12
17. Scott Clough #60
18. Bradley Terrell #3T
19. Jake Morgan #17
20. Braidon Moniz #22JR

ON TAP: The Hunt Wingless Series gets right back to action this Saturday night at Merced Speedway.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 3rd Placerville Speedway), Shawn Jones (April 17th Petaluma Speedway), Bradley Terrell (May 15th Merced Speedway), Jake Morgan (May 22nd Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 3rd Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn jones (July 17th Placerville Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 saw Gleeson come back aboard. 2021 the series will be in action on 13 occasions as they visit five different Northern California venues.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Surges to Second at HK Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his weekend at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA Tanner Carrick would record a seventh-place finish in 360ci action on Friday night, before picking up a second-place finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday night during the Howard Kaeding Classic.

“Friday night we were good, I just made a few mistakes that hurt our finish,” Carrick said. “Luckily we were good again on Saturday night and I was able to miss some of the wildness and work up to second.”

Checking in at Ocean Speedway to kick the doubleheader weekend off on Friday night, Carrick timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83t machine in 12th fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race alongside younger brother, Blake, Tanner would race his way to the win and punch his ticket into the Dash where his eighth-place finish put him in the fourth row for the feature event.

When the race went green, Carrick would spend much of his time battling for position inside the Top-10 as he climbed up into seventh on the ninth lap.

Continuing to look for more, Carrick would actually slip all the way back to 11th with just nine laps left in Friday night’s feature event. Settling back in, and getting back into a rhythm, the Lincoln, CA driver would race his way back up to seventh when the checked flag was displayed to the field.

Saturday night the Carrick Motorsports team would bolt a 410ci power plant into Carrick’s entry as he would do battle with the King of the West Series on this night.

Timing in sixth fastest in time trials, Carrick’s fourth place finish in heat race action would safely transfer him into the $6900-to-win HK Classic feature event but would leave him out of the Dash.

Taking the green flag from the ninth starting position, Carrick would slowly work his way towards the Top-5. On a lap eight restart mass chaos would ensue in front of Carrick and would sneak through the incident and find himself up in fifth when the race resumed.

Following a stoppage on the next restart, Carrick would then go to work as he drove into second at the race’s halfway point as he set his sights on Sean Becker.

While Becker had raced his way to a sizeable lead, traffic in the closing laps would allow Carrick to erase the gap lap after lap.

While he would close in on Becker, Carrick would settle for a second-place finish on this night.

“Saturday night we were really good start to finish, and it is great to get on the podium with the King of the West Series,” Carrick added.

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 36, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 20, Top 10’s: 28

ON TAP: Carrick is slated to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Becker Bags HK Classic Win with Vertullo Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2021 has been a work in progress for Sean Becker and Vertullo Motorsports, and on Saturday night they were rewarded for their efforts as ‘The Shark’ picked up the coveted Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway with the King of the West Series.

“We had really good speed Friday and Saturday night,” Sean Becker said. “Friday night we couldn’t seem to catch a break, but on Saturday night everything fell right into place.”

Saturday night, Becker would check in for King of the West action with the Vertullo Motorsports team and they got they got off to a very strong start as Becker timed the Morrison Concrete/Starr Property Management backed No. 83v machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Becker would pick up a third-place finish which moved him into the 30-lap feature event, but also gave him enough points to earn a spot in the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash.

Finishing fourth in the Dash, Becker would find himself in the second row for the $6900-to-win, HK Classic feature event on a very slick Ocean Speedway racing surface.

Jumping into second when the race came to life, Becker would chase after early leader, Jessie Attard until the caution flag flew on the sixth lap. The next restart would see Becker fall back to third as Shane Golobic was able to make a move until the caution was again needed on the eighth lap.

The ensuing restart would result in quite a melee in turns one and two, but Becker was able to squeak past and assume the race lead. Once in front, Becker would open up a sizeable lead in between a couple of more stoppages that hampered the race.

During an extended green flag run to close the race out, Becker would see his strong lead start to shrink as he worked through traffic, but on this night ‘The Shark’ would not be denied as he raced to his first win of the season.

“I am so proud to get a win for this team,” Becker said. “It is all thanks to their hard work, and dedication, as well as our faith in each other.”

Becker and company were also in action to open the HK Classic up on Friday night during a 360ci event.

Timing in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials, Becker would power his way to an impressive heat race win and transfer into the Dash.

Finishing seventh in the Dash, Becker would grid the field from the fourth row for the first 30-lap feature event of the weekend.

Running inside the Top-10, Becker would narrowly escape a big pile up, but as he looked the clear the accident a car with nowhere to go made contact with the Vertullo Motorsports entry, resulting in Becker coming to a stop.

Able to work his way back forward, Becker would close the opener out with a 10th place finish.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 8, Top-10’s- 15

ON TAP: Becker is set for more King of the West action as he will be at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Friday night and Santa Maria Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

RacinBoys Live Streaming First Three ASCS National Tour Speedweek Races and ASCS Frontier Region Tripleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 20, 2021) - One of the busiest weekends of the season for the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has arrived and RacinBoys All Access subscribers will reap the rewards.

Six races are on the broadcast schedule this weekend featuring the first three nights of the ASCS Sprint Week for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as well as an ASCS Frontier Region tripleheader.

ASCS Sprint Week showcases eight races in 10 days beginning on Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. The action shifts to Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on Friday before I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., hosts Round 3 on Saturday.

The ASCS Frontier Region visits Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on Friday and Saturday before Sheridan Speedway in Sheridan, Wyo., welcomes a show on Sunday.

All live streamed events by the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network have improved quality and bonuses this year, including additional cameras, replays and new graphics packages. Each show features the action from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription entails all live video coverage, which includes nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event as well as numerous other series throughout the Midwest, including ASCS regional action, the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series and more.

RacinBoys offers a monthly package to view all of its video content - live and On-Demand - for only $29.99 monthly or $249.99 for an annual subscription.

Also, don't forget to download the RacinBoys app on IOS, APPLE TV, ANDROID, ANDROID TV, ROKU and FIRESTICK TV to have access to the video content.

The ASCS National Tour championship standings is tight as Blake Hahn leads the most recent race winner, Matt Covington, by only 18 points with J.J. Hickle 44 points out of first place. Those three drivers lead the way in top fives and top 10s this season and have separated themselves from Dylan Westbrook and Scott Bogucki, who rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in the standings.

Logan Forler is atop the ASCS Frontier Region standings thanks to three top fives and four top 10s in four races this season. Kory Wermling ranks second - 49 points back - with Tyler Driever only 58 points behind Forler.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Amantea has Full Slate of Racing Upcoming Between Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek and USAC East Coast Sprint Cars Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - MT. POCONO, Pa. (July 20, 2021) - Joey Amantea is set to compete in five races during five consecutive days in two separate divisions this week.

The first three days of racing will be in a wingless micro sprint as part of the 12th annual Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek followed by two nights with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars.

"It's going to be a fun week and I'm looking forward to the challenge," he said. "We want to have a good week and make as many features as possible. If things go our way, hopefully we can contend for a few wins along the way. I'm really just looking forward to doing a lot of racing and making as many laps as possible."

Amantea will make stops at Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on Tuesday, at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on Wednesday and at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on Thursday as part of the annual micro sprint speedweek.

Last season saw Amantea finish a career-best 10th in the series standings on the strength of two top-10 finishes. While he won't compete for the series title as a result of a commitment to the 360 sprint car series, he's hoping to use last year's experience as a springboard to possible success this season.

"We have a great 600 program and I feel like we can compete with the very best of them and this deal definitely represents the very best," he said. "We have not had the best season in the micro and that's been a result of multiple things. But this is as good of a time as any time to turn it around and hopefully we can turn a few heads along the way."

He'll close out the week with the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars series with stops at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., on Friday and at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J., on Saturday. He enters the two-race tilt currently seventh in the series standings and only trails fifth place by 67 points.

Amantea scored an eighth-place finish at Action Track USA and he earned the night's Hard Charger Award in his last event with the series. He's hoping to parlay that success into a positive weekend and is looking forward to the chance to add to his five top-10 finishes he's earned with the series in 2021.

"We really want to have some good results for these two shows and I think we turned a corner setup-wise during the Action Track show," he said. "We just need to keep making gains and keep learning and as long as we do that we'll be okay. Hopefully that will lead to some positive results and maybe we can beat some of those guys in front of us and crack into the top five points-wise."

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.; Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.; and Thursday at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., with the Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek; and Friday at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., and Saturday at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

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

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

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

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Double Down With Wins at Knoxville and Huset's

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 20, 2021) - Justin Henderson went a perfect 2-for-2 behind the wheel of the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 sprint car last weekend as he picked up wins at Knoxville Raceway and at Huset's Speedway on consecutive nights.

Henderson has won the last four events he's competed in behind the wheel of Sandvig's sprint car. He also earned the victory in his family owned No. 83 during the 360ci sprint car portion of the event on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

"It was a great weekend for everybody involved and honestly I don't know if it would have been much better," he said. "I'm just trying to kind of soak everything in and enjoy what we're accomplishing right now. The crazy thing is I think we can even be better."

Henderson kicked of the weekend on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he timed in second quickest among 26 drivers with a lap of 15.577 seconds. He then won a heat race from the outside third row and garnered the eighth starting spot in the A Main courtesy of a feature redraw.

He captured the 360 portion of the night from the fourth starting spot and headed into the 410 feature looking to sweep the evening for the third time in his career at Knoxville Raceway. Henderson jumped to the top of the track right away and by the completion of Lap 1 he was already in fifth. Two laps later he moved into the fourth position and he settled in over the next six laps.

A restart with nine laps completed grouped the field back together and Henderson capitalized by going from fourth to second. Two laps later he powered by the leader to grab the point by a narrow margin at the flag stand. He went unrivaled the rest of the way to score the victory.

The $4,000 win was the 13th of his career at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World' and came with a half beef as a result of it being Van Wall Equipment/Marion County Fair Night. With his clean sweep of the night, he earned $7,000 total and he also skyrocketed to the top of the track's point standings. He currently holds a 54-point advantage over second.

"We were fast right out the box and we only missed quick time by a few hundredths of a second," he said. "I had a feeling from the get-go that we were going to win the 360 race and once that happened I knew it was our race to lose and something drastic was going to have to happen to not get the 410 win as well. Everything fell our way. It's just nice to finally win one without breaking something on the car for once."

Henderson and Sandvig headed to Huset's Speedway on Sunday and for the second consecutive night the team timed in second quickest out of 23 drivers with a lap of 11.160 seconds. Henderson won a heat race from fourth and he earned the sixth starting spot for the feature after the feature redraw.

He moved into the fourth position early in the A Main and he inherited the second position following a wreck on Lap 10 by two drivers in front of him. Henderson capitalized on the restart and dove to the bottom to power into the lead exiting turn two. Besides a caution on Lap 15 that bunched the field back up, he went untouched to capture his fourth checkered flag of the season at the track by a margin of 2.428 seconds. The win extended his points lead at Huset's Speeway to 25 points.

"I had a ton of confidence pulling into Huset's and it just seems like we have a program that is good no matter what the track gives us at that place," he said. "A few of the tougher cars got together in front of us and from there I felt like we were the car to beat. We just barely missed a perfect night by timing in second in time trials and lost out on a bonus there, but overall, it's hard to be upset when you're in Victory Lane at the end of the night."

Next up for Henderson and Sandvig will be another two-race weekend. They'll head to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for 3M Race Night and Huset's Speedway on Sunday for Nordstrom's Automotive Night.

"We're running extremely well right now and we are as good of a program as we've ever been in all areas," he said. "Unfortunately, when you are running so well sometimes you can put unrealistic expectations on yourself as a result. Up to this point the mindset has been to just hit our marks and do our best and the results will come. It's up to me to not change that and just keep driving the way I can. If I can do that, I expect to keep finding my way up front at the end of the night."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (8).

July 18 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 6 wins, 12 top fives, 16 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - GRP Motorsports

GRP Motorsports, owned and managed by sprint car racing super fan Greg Parent, supports cars, drivers and racing events throughout the Midwest.

"Greg has been a long-time supporter of mine in my own deal for years and he's come on board to help with Mike's deal as well," Henderson said. "He's done a lot for the sport and my career and that makes it even more special when we can run well together."

Sandvig would also like to thank Powersports.com, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Emory Transmission, Eszlinger Electric, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, Morton Buildings, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rider Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Posts Career-Best ASCS National Tour Finish at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2021) - Alex Hill continued her recent run of solid results when she finished fourth in the feature at U.S. 36 Raceway last Friday, marking her career-best result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We had a great start and hit the bottom perfect in turns one and two and went from seventh to third," said Hill, who posted her previous career-best finish just a couple of weeks prior. "We stayed in third for about 12 laps until J.J. Hickle got by and we eventually finished fourth. Daryl, Pete and Nick gave me a great car."

The outing at the high-banked oval near Osborn, Mo., also marked Hill's third consecutive top-10 finish and her seventh of the season with the ASCS National Tour.

"We've been fast for a while, but it seemed the things we couldn't control usually went the wrong way," she said. "This time we got a break when a couple of cars dropped out of our heat race and we took advantage of that."

Unfortunately, misfortune returned for Hill the following night at Knoxville Raceway shortly after the beginning of her heat race, which she started second.

"Right after we took the green flag the guy inside me squeezed me toward the wall on the frontstretch," she said. "I had to brake or else I would've hit the wall and that dropped me back to third. A couple of laps later, he spun on the bottom of the track when I was running the top. His car washed up in front of me and I had nowhere to go. I hit him at close to full speed. That ended our night.

"Although we had a lot of damage, I was happy the frame was okay. I really like this car, especially after the changes we made to it recently."

Hill expects to return to the track on July 28 at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., after taking a few nights off from racing to celebrate an important moment in her life with family.

"I'm graduating from California State University Los Angeles with a degree in criminal justice on July 26," she said. "My mom and sister are coming from Canada for it. I haven't seen them in four months so I'm taking a little time off from racing to be with them. It will be especially nice to have my mom sticking around and going to my races again. She used to go to all my races, but she hasn't seen me race since March of 2020 due to COVID restrictions.

"Greg Hamilton is going to fill in for me for the first four ASCS Sprint Week races. Greg is a good friend of ours and we stay at his shop when we are racing in Washington. We wanted to give him a chance to drive our car."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (7).

July 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 01 top five, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 28 at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Valley, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Creative Edge Signs and Graphics

Located in Kitchener, Ontario, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics has been in business for more than 20 years. Co-founder Steve Lyons started in vehicle graphics as a teenager, lettering race cars at the local race track. Back then, the tools of the trade were brushes and a steady hand. Today, computer technology allows its team of artists to go far beyond the capabilities of the paint brush. From computer-cut vinyl to digital imaging, Creative Edge has the tools to design eye-catching signs and vehicle graphics from start to finish. For more information, visit http://www.CreativeEdgeInc.ca.

"Creative Edge provides us with great quality wraps for our car," Hill said. "They are the best."

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

 

 

Sides Scores Best Kings Royal Run Since 2014 With 13th -Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 20, 2021) - The highlight of a hectic week in Ohio was a 13th-place result in a Kings Royal for Jason Sides.

It marked his 10th career Kings Royal A Main appearance and his best outing during the crown jewel event since 2014.

"It was a step forward," he said. "We had gotten up to ninth before a caution came out. I felt our car was better before the caution. It was almost like we were too good too early. On the restart a couple got by us and we struggled to get going again. We spun our tires and didn't get going as well. There was a gaggle of cars around us. I had been hoping for a caution to gather us up, but after that I wished we hadn't had a caution."

Sides opened the busy World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series week by almost overcoming a slow qualifying lap last Tuesday during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park in Attica. He charged from 12th to seventh in a heat race and from eighth to fifth place in the Last Chance Showdown, which was only one position out of transferring into the main event.

"We were late in qualifying and the top got so far around," he said. "I thought we'd try something and run the bottom and across the track. There wasn't much at all there. I slid and really it put ourselves in a position where we were starting in the back. To get back going and make the progress was good, but to be one spot out of making the feature, you hate that."

Sides parked his car early during the opening night at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday followed by two rainy nights, which sidelined Sides until Saturday when the half-mile track featured a pair of $175,000-to-win Kings Royal races.

Sides transferred from the C Main and advanced from 22nd to 16 th in the B Main during the afternoon show before a charge from sixth to third place in a heat race locked him into the evening's Kings Royal A Main. He maneuvered from 18th into the top 10 before settling for a 13th-place result.

"The track had some moisture in it and the top and the bottom were kind of equal," he said. "You could run in really hard on the bottom and it'd stick you coming off. We made some wholesale type changes on the car and it seemed to work. That caution probably cost us a top 10, but we were glad to make the show and move forward."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday, but a lack of grip on the tricky track ended with Sides finishing 10th in the Last Chance Showdown.

Next up is a trip to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on Tuesday for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup followed by a visit to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 13 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (12); B Main: 5 (8).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 25; C Main: DNS (-).

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 34; Heat race: 7 (6); C Main: 6 (4); B Main: 16 (22).

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 13 (18).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 10 (6).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

Wetherington Tractor Service is a state certified contractor specializing in site development, utilities, demolition and trucking. For more information, visit http://www.WTSinc.us .

"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 15 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Earn Top 10s at Brad Doty Classic and Pair of Races at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 20, 2021) - David Gravel guided Big Game Motorsports to a trio of top-10 outings last week in Ohio, where the team ran five races in a six-day span.

Gravel finished 10th at the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic hosted by Attica Raceway Park in Attica last Tuesday during an event that at that time drew the most drivers in a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event this season.

"The week started off okay," he said. "We almost got to the dash in the heat race and then just kind of missed it in the feature. It was our first night in the car and we just didn't quite have a handle on it."

The action then shifted to Eldora Speedway for four races, including a pair of $175,000-to-win Kings Royal events.

Gravel started on a strong note last Wednesday, qualifying fourth quickest in his group before placing second in a heat race. He then advanced from eighth to fifth place in the dash and from fifth to third in the A Main.

"We were good every time we hit the track," he said. "I felt like we had one of the best cars at the end."

Rain wreaked havoc the next couple of days, forcing both Kings Royal races to be run on Saturday. Gravel timed in 22nd quickest and won a heat race to garner the third starting position into the afternoon show.

"I was able to win the heat and put ourselves in position to win the first Kings Royal," he said. "We came up a little short finishing second. Being light at the scales was devastating. It still stings. We probably burned off at least 25 pounds of tread. We had 20 pounds bolted on the car. We did an extra 10 for that reason and it still wasn't enough."

Gravel ended up four pounds light at the scales and was disqualified, dropping him to 24th in the results.

The night program started off with Gravel qualifying 10th quickest out of the 58 drivers. He gained a position in a heat race to finish second, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the second 40-lap, $175,000-to-win A Main of the day.

"In the other A Mains we hit it pretty good and this time we kind of missed it," he said. "We were pretty much just hanging on. The track was way different than it was during the day. We had the car too tight and I couldn't run down on the race track. I had to only run the outside and it's tough to do that when you're not in clean air. Everything is magnified when you're mid-pack."

Gravel was credited with a 16th-place result.

The weekend concluded on a positive note on Sunday when Gravel was eighth quickest in qualifying. A fourth-place result in a heat race was followed by a seventh-place showing in the main event.

"Pill draw was real important," he said. "I thought qualifying eighth for when we went out was a good effort. We just missed it in the heat race and we ran fourth. We pretty much maintained in the feature. The rubber came in and a couple of guys blew some tires and we ran seventh because we didn't blow a tire."

The big events continue for the team as the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup is Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., and the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals runs Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 13 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 10 (10).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (8); Feature: 3 (5).

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 24 (3).

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 16 (10).

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 7 wins, 24 top fives, 38 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Victorious On and Off the Race Track Recently

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 20, 2021) - The last couple of weeks have been fruitful for Dominic Scelzi both at the track and away from it.

Scelzi welcomed his first child - a daughter - last weekend, which helped erase the sour taste from a frustrating outing during the 11th annual Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway. on Saturday.

"I think at the end of the day it's more of the big picture," he said. "We're still not going to be happy with anything but a win, but it's one of those things you have the big picture. At the end of the day you get to go home to an amazing family and beautiful baby girl."

Scelzi qualified 13th quickest and finished third in a heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the eighth row for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event. He was then caught up in an early crash that resulted in his car getting upside down. However, his team repaired enough damage to send Scelzi back onto the track and he hustled from the rear of the field to salvage the night with an 11th -place result.

"We went out late in qualifying and didn't qualify very good," he said. "In the heat we were third by the flagstand. In the feature we were up to 10 th or 11th a few laps in. There was a big crash in turns one and two. We had nowhere to go and got into it. We blew the front end out of it and I sat on my side for 20 minutes and watched the oil drain out of it. My guys worked their butts off in the work area and we were able to get back out there. That was huge because every guy involved in the points battle was involved in a crash."

The rally helped Scelzi close to within one point of the leader in the championship standings.

Scelzi posted his 13th win of the season during a weekly 360ci winged sprint car show at Ocean Speedway on July 9. He charged from eighth to garner the victory, which was his first of the season at the track.

"We qualified fifth and were really, really good," he said. "We started third and ran third in the heat race, but were right with first and second. I felt extremely confident going into the feature. The race car was perfect and we got a little better as the race went on. The track slicked off and slowed down. I was the only guy who could make the bottom in turns one and two work. When we got into traffic and started sliding guys I started rolling the bottom and got Justin Sanders coming to the white flag. It was awesome that we were as fast as we were and could pass Justin, who is the guy to beat at Ocean."

The next night Scelzi timed in seventh quickest, won a heat race, placed second in the dash and finished fourth in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series A Main at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., during the Salute to Baylands Raceway Park.

"We qualified seventh and won a heat race to make the dash," he said. "We were leading the dash and had a caution with one lap to go. The NARC officials made a mistake and went double file instead of single file for the restart. It went lights out as half the field was waving off the start. I was stuck on the outside and not able to get lane choice. We lost the restart and ran second so we had to start second in the main event. The officials acknowledged the mistake after, but we were locked into the outside front row for the feature. We went green in the feature and went with the leader, but the officials decided I jumped the start. I had to restart fourth and kind of just ran there. We ended up gaining two positions and lost two positions to guys who could maneuver better."

Scelzi enters a pair of series shows this weekend - Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial and Saturday at Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif. - hungry to reclaim the points lead.

"We've won the last NARC races at both tracks," he said. "We're extremely confident. Tulare is one of my best tracks and we've been really good there. I feel we have a really good package there. We're running the 360 and the 410 that night. And I think we've run at Santa Maria three or four times over the years. You never know what to expect. I'm excited to get there for the first time with Jimmy (Carr)."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 1 (8).

July 10 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 4 (2).

July 17 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 11 (15).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 13 wins, 26 top fives, 30 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial and Saturday at Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the world's largest manufacturer of circle-track headers. The company also specializes in a variety of high-quality exhaust parts, including turn-downs, extensions, tubing bends and elbows, race mufflers, insert mufflers and mandrel bends. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com .

"Schoenfeld produces the best headers in the business," Scelzi said. "We have been very happy with their craftsmanship as well as the customer service we receive."

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

 

 

VIP Motorhome Pit Parking Is Available
At Gas City for Indiana Sprint Week

GAS CITY, Ind., July 20 — For the first time in track history Gas City I-69 Speedway will offer a minimum of six VIP pitside motorhome parking packages for Friday night’s opening round of the NOS Energy Drink USAC Indiana Sprint Week opener.

A designated area in the pits will be set aside for motorhome parking. The package, priced at $500, includes motorhome parking (a 25-feet by 40-feet space), four pit passes, four $20 vouchers for the track gift shop, and four $20 vouchers for the pit concession stand.

“This is truly a backstage-pass opportunity where fans or sponsors have full access to the cars and stars of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series plus other amenities,“ said track promoter Jerry Gappens. “It’s a great opportunity to host a hospitality area for friends and clients.”

Motorhomes will be allowed entry after noon on Thursday and may stay through Sunday morning.

Purchases, on a first-call, first-served basis, must be made in advance by calling the track office at (765) 677-7223.

 

 

Millbridge Speedway Weekly Racing, Major Events Join DIRTVision LIVE Broadcast Lineup

Rising stars, new big shows to be featured in coverage at leading Outlaw Kart and Micro-Sprint track

CONCORD, NC – July 20, 2021 – From The Greatest Show on Dirt to standout weekly racers, DIRTVision is the home to elite dirt racing drivers around the world and now it’ll be home for the sport’s young rising stars.

Millbridge Speedway, in Salisbury, NC — the premier dirt track in the country for Outlaw Karts and Micro-Sprints — will have its weekly racing broadcast live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene. The speedway’s Tuesday and Wednesday night programs, 10 Saturday shows, and special Micro-Sprint and Midget events presented by DIRTVision will all be included in the annual and monthly FAST PASS subscriptions.

“I’m excited for this new platform to showcase the young talent at Millbridge,” said Ashly Burnett, Millbridge Speedway co-owner. “Not only are we in the racing business, we’re race fans. I’m really excited to be on the same platform as series like DIRTcar and the World of Outlaws. I think that will bring us in a new spotlight and put us in front of new fans.”

The partnership kicks off with the Tuesday, July 27, and Wednesday, July 28, shows at the track — featuring the Cadet, Beginner, Box Stock and Open divisions on Tuesday, and the Jr. Wing, Intermediate and Wing 600 classes on Wednesday.

To showcase the excitement and level of talent you can expect on a weekly basis at Millbridge, the July 27 and July 28 shows will be free to watch on DIRTVision.com and DIRTVision’s Facebook page.

“DIRTVision was started with the goal of showing the greatest races and drivers on dirt, from all levels and divisions,” said Brian Dunlap, director of broadcast for DIRTVision. “It’s exciting to bring that full circle with the addition of Millbridge Speedway to DIRTVision’s extensive lineup of top-tier events. You’ll not only see a consistency of great racing from Millbridge, you’ll be watching where future stars of the sport get their start.”

One of those rising stars is 13-year-old Gavan Boschele. Backed by Drydene and teamed with Swindell Speedlab, the young racer has collected more than 20 championships and 300 wins between his time racing Outlaw Karts, Micro Sprints, Quarter Midgets and Sprint Karts.

“Millbridge is a really fun track and we always put on exciting races,” Boschele said. “Along with myself, there’s a lot of good young talent at the track so it is really exciting to have our races showcased on DIRTVision along with the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar.

“I’ve watched my heroes on DIRTVision and strive to be where they are. It’s a great opportunity to get to be on the same platform as them.”

Along with showcasing Millbridge’s weekly racing, the partnership includes two high-profile events. The first is the two-day Carolina Midget Showdown presented by DIRTVision, Oct. 25-26, with $2,500-to-win and $7,500-to-win races – one of the top-paying Midget events in the country. The other is the $10,000-to-win Carolina Micro Showdown presented by DIRTVision, Nov. 2-3, which attracted more than 100 Micro-Sprint drivers from around the nation last November.

Both the Carolina Midget Showdown and Carolina Micro Showdown bring the superstars and rising stars of racing together in one place. It’s where fans can see the likes of Christopher Bell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. compete against those still looking to make a name for themselves. With these events also being shown live on DIRTVision, Burnett said it will allow the track to further grow the events and potentially do more in the future.

“I want to be able to put the kids in a spotlight,” Burnett said. “Our Micro races put on a show of their own and bring a lot of fans into that environment, but to bring the spotlight to the kids is what I’m excited about. Their racing is just as exciting as the Micro-Sprints even at their young ages.”

Millbridge joins an unmatchable lineup of events on DIRTVision which include the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Summer Nationals, weekly racing from Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, Huset’s Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway and the biggest dirt events from Australia.

 

 

BILL BALOG CLAIMS FOURTH PLACE AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY’S 38th KING'S ROYAL WITH THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES

Hartland, Wisconsin (July 20th, 2021) – Bill Balog piloted the B Squared Motorsports, Anders’s Maple Syrup #17B to back-to-back World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature events, each contested on Saturday, July 17th at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, earning a career best fourth place finish in the running of the 38th annual King’s Royal. The 38th edition of the race took place in the afternoon and the 37th annual later that evening, creating a spectacular doubleheader with two $175,000 to win features, due to the postponed 2020 event and Mother Nature postponing events earlier in the week with rain.

Bill and the team bounced back from a challenging $10,000-to-win Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, July 14th where the CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Wisecup Siding #17B failed to qualify for the A-Main through the Last Chance Showdown after a slew of issues that finally forced Bill to retire from the race after a chunk of mud damaged the top wing.

Thursday, July 15th the team qualified 15th out of 61 of the Nations top sprint cars for the 38th running of the Kings Royal before rain postponed that evening and the following Friday evening’s events. The rain delays created the 38th and 37th back to back double header in front of a record setting crowd in a single day.

The 38th Kings Royal resumed on July 17th with Balog claiming second place to Brad Sweet in the Drydene Heat #3 after fending off challenges from Spencer Bayston and Carson Macedo and securing a ninth place starting spot in the 40 lap A-Main.

“If you look at the line up of that heat race and wonder who the odd man out would be from qualifying for the Kings Royal, the majority of people had to think it was us. The engine stumbled early in the week but we were able to get it going and despite a tough Jokers Wild and then Thursday’s rain, we had a lot of confidence with the slick and dry conditions of the afternoon show.” said Bill Balog, the 10x IRA Sprint Champ.

Balog battled the best in sprint car racing through the 40 lap 38th Kings Royal feature event, staying out of trouble and ultimately moving up five positions to secure his career best fourth place finish in the Eldora Speedway’s crown jewel sprint car event.

“We’ve never been able to run the fence like that at Eldora. We haven’t raced a full schedule like we are this year with the All Star Circuit of Champions and we have really gelled as a team. We keep getting better and I’m getting better as a driver. We’ll keep battling and keep getting better, we continue to gain confidence in what we are doing each night.” Said Balog, driver of the Howard Law, Lein Acres, Rocky Rococo's Pizza of Sheboygan, Turn It Up Media sprint car.

After routine maintenance and cleaning the team saddled up for that evening’s running of the 37th Kings Royal. After qualifying 41st and missing the heat race invert, Bill found himself in 9th place at one point of Drydene heat race #5 with the top three transferring to the A-Main. Balog was able to pick off a few cars before the red flag flew for an accident involving Ian and Kerry Madsen with one lap remaining. The accident positioned Bill for a fourth place restarting position where he was able one-better his position and finish third, transferring to the second Kings Royal feature event of the day.

Balog said “During the Red Flag, crew chief Joe Taylor came down off the trailer and ran to turn two to let me know I would restart 4th. Swear words aside, the engine was making a different tone and he told me to run it in there and blow it up if it’s going to blow up. Now’s the time, do what you need to do to put us in the show, and we were able to get it done”.

The North Pole Nightmare and B Squared Motorsports would wrap up the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series weekend with a 19th place finish in the 40 lap, $175,000 to win, 37th Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.

“What a weekend. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping us get here. To put the Forest Brook Farms LLC/Forest Brook Trucking LLC, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar #17B in the show for both Kings Royal events and run top five is special. Thanks to Wayne Corini (CPA) and Jimi Bradford for buying a couple of tires and to Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, M3 Custom Creations, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, FK Rod Ends, Outerwears Inc., Dirty Slide Jobs, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, XYZ Machining, BLZ and everyone who makes this all possible.” said Balog, a five time 2021 All Star and IRA winner.

Photo Credit: Chad Warner Photography

Upcoming Racing Schedule

The FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will resume racing with seven races in nine days starting July 23rd with two nights of the Inaugural Beach Brawl at Lake Ozark Speedway and then Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, KS before a night off. Racing will resume on July 27th at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, MO, before a trio of races on July 29th at Missouri State Fair Speedway for the $10,000 to win Ron Ditzfield Memorial, finishing up the nine day run with back to back nights at 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA, and the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA.

Bill and the team currently sit in 5th place in ASCoC season points standings.

For those who can not witness the Bumper to Bumper IRA or All Star Circuit of Champions live and in person, FloRacing.com, the official media partner and broadcast provider of the All Stars, has you covered. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit FloRacing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber.

Sponsors:

Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Wisecup Siding, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Lein Acres, Rocky Rococo's Pizza, Forest Brook Farms LLC/Forest Brook Trucking LLC, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, Turn It Up Media, M3 Custom Creations, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, FK Rod Ends, Outerwears Inc., Dirty Slide Jobs, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, XYZ Machining, BLZ

Social Media:

For up-to date information please follow Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Website: http://www.billbalog.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsqdmotorsports

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

Merchandise:

Those seeking the latest merchandise should visit http://www.billbalog.com/shopping/

Press Release:

Chad Melis

Turn It Up Media

www.turnitup.marketing

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About Bill Balog

Hometown North Pole, AK

Nickname The North Pole Nightmare

Racing Since 2000

Children Dylan & Cole

Bill grew up in North Pole, AK racing dirt bikes and snowmobiles. It was apparent from a young age he had a need for speed. His sprint car career started later than most, getting into his first car at age 20. Bill quickly fell in love with the sport and moved down to Washington to pursue his passion further. Bill would eventually end up in Wisconsin where he joined the IRA Sprint car series and has become the winningest feature winner to date.

Career Highlights

10 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series Championships

2016 - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Win, Beaver Dam Raceway

2015 - National Sprint League, 4th place season championship

2015 - National Sprint League, two victories

About B2 Motorsports

B Squared Motorsports is the combined efforts of driver Bill Balog and Ryan Buesser to form a team to compete at the highest level of winged sprint car racing. In 2015, Hans Lein joined the duo to further expand the capabilities of the #17b racing program.

Bill Balog “The North Pole Nightmare”, hailing from North Pole, Alaska, and B Squared Motorsports have dominated the 410 Bumper to Bumper IRA sprint car series with 10 championships (2008-2014, 2016-2017, 19-20) since being named rookie of the year in 2005. Balog is a 127-time IRA main event winner, which is the most all-time. In comparison, Joe Roe is second on the all-time list with 61. In 2016, Bill bested the World of Outlaws and scored his first series victory at the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway.

The championship winning team, based out of Hartland, WI, partnered with Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup to compete full time with Tony Stewart’s FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for the 2021 season.

 

 

Alex Pokorski gains golden A-main
experience at Plymouth Dirt Track

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 20, 2021 – One week after notching his first career heat race victory, second-year Pokorski Motorsports 360 Sprint Car competitor Alex Pokorski continued his progression as he found himself in the mix for a possible career-best A-main showing in his sixth Plymouth Dirt Track Racing main event of the 2021 season at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Pokorski was among 30 PDTR 360 Sprint Car drivers to sign in for the 12th event of the 2021 season at The Plymouth Dirt Track and his 19th overall career event behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car.

After lining up fifth in the third 10-lap heat race, Pokorski passed Scott Conger on the opening lap to move up to fourth. On lap 2, Adam Miller ducked under Pokorski, following a bobble in turn two, which dropped the West Bend driver back to fifth in the running order. However, Pokorski recovered to slip underneath Miller on lap 9 en route to a fourth-place finish and a berth in his sixth 25-lap A main of the 2021 PDTR season in 10 starts.

After rolling off 15th, Pokorski worked the high and low grooves of the wide, smooth and slick track surface to move past Blake Wondra into 11th place on lap 9. Following a series of three consecutive caution flags on lap 13 and 14, Pokorski continued to hold down the 11th spot, while taking aim at a career-best top-10 showing.

However, Pokorski found the going rough in the closing five laps as he fell back to finish 16th in his ninth career 360 Sprint Car A-main event, which won by Brandon McMullen.

“The car felt really good for the heat race and we were fast,” Pokorski said. “I made a couple of mistakes early on, but I was able to race back into fourth on the last lap. The A main went fairly well until the last few laps. Early on I was lucky to miss a couple of pile ups and I was able to move forward a few spots. For the last couple laps, I probably should’ve moved back to the top, but I tried to make the bottom work and ended up losing some spots.

“Moving forward, my focus is eliminating mistakes because even one or two mistakes in a race usually end up costing you a few spots,” he said.

The Pokorski Motorsports team will be in action The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 24 with Alex Pokorski scheduled to be in the driver’s seat for PDTR’s Dave Deicher Tribute Night program, which will feature 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals B Mods and a special appearance from the Vintage Modifieds.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for the 2021 Pokorski Motorsports team are Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Hopf Farms, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering
Pokorski Motorsports is pleased to welcome back Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a sponsor for the 2021 racing season.
Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects.
Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success.
Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006.
In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focused on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012.
In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom.
“We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2021,” Pokorski Motorsports team owner and co-driver Paul Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites fans to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.
2021 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 17
MSA events – 17
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 1

2021 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, July 24 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, Aug. 1 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, Aug. 7 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, Aug. 14 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

 

 

A ROYAL (AND RICH) WEEKEND AT ELDORA FOR CJB
Run through the Midwest up next for car #5 in All Star title chase

CARLISLE, PA. - July 20, 2021 - CJB Motorsports headed to Western Ohio for what was one of the richest weekends on sprint car racing history.

With COVID-19 delaying the 37th Kings Royal, both the 37th and 38th editions of the event were to be run during the same weekend. Mother nature foced them to run on the same day (Saturday, July 17th.)

McMahan started the weekend on Wednesday, July 14th by timing in 2nd, winning his heat race, finishing second in the dash and 9th in the feature.

For the first race on Saturday, McMahan timed in 7th, finished 4th in his heat race and 16th in the feature. Later that night, car #5 timed in 2nd , finished 4th in his heat race and 24th in the feature. McMahan also became only the 4th driver to compete in 20 Kings Royal events.

McMahan and the RE Pierson Constructions, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Marchant Cattle Co. and High Performance Lubricants #5 will take to Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Mo. on July 23rd and 24th. Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway is on tap for 7/25 and I-70 Speedway near Lake Odessa, Mo. closes out a midwestern swing on 7/27.
McMahan 2021 Stats:

Starts: 41
Wins: 1
Quick Times: 1
Top-5's: 8
Top-10's: 22
Heat Race Wins: 7
Dash Wins: 1
Laps Led: 1

Bayston 2021 Stats:

Starts: 2
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 0
Top-10's: 0
Heat Race Wins: 0
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 0

Kofoid 2021 Stats:

Starts: 8
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 1
Top-10's: 3
Heat Race Wins: 2
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 0

 

 

NASCAR’s Bowman Coming to Tri-City Raceway Park
(Franklin, PA July 20, 2021): While much of the planning for this Sunday’s racing at Tri-City Raceway Park focused upon the annual Ray’s Race for the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship, an unexpected announcement came from the NASCAR world on Monday. Star driver Alex Bowman, a member of the powerful Hendrick Motorsports team, revealed that he will be churning the dirt at the Venango County oval in his beautiful, purple 410 Sprint Car. The machine will carry Bowman’s familiar number 55 with primary sponsorship from Ally, which backs his number 48 in the NASCAR ranks.
Bowman will compete against the Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprint Cars this week and next while NASCAR has an extended vacation for the Summer Olympics.
Brandon Matus will be ready for Bowman and anybody else who may venture to Tri-City Raceway Park. Matus is riding a wave of top finishes that has carried him to the point lead over defending track champion, Jack Sodeman, Jr. Last week’s winner, A.J. Flick, is also expected, along with nearly two dozen other racers.
The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks will be challenged by all of the regional stars in a special race that will pay $3,500 to the winner! The Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship attracts the best racers and cars and this Sunday will be no different! Winning Ray’s Race is a special honor in the Pro Stock realm, as the late Ray Virgile was a loyal supporter of the class at Tri-City Raceway Park and other area tracks.
The 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks will be on the card, and there is a new leader of the pack in that class as well. Justin Bailey finished second to Chad Greeley last week, but that was more than enough to leap frog him over Dalton Speer, who led the chase from the start of the racing season.
Returning to action will be the Krill Recycling LLC 358 Modifieds. Jeremiah Shingledecker has won three in a row and now he must start last in the field under track rules. Can he come from the back for another victory? You will need to be there to see it for yourself.
The pit gates will swing open at 2 p.m., and the spectator gates will open at 4 p.m. Racing will start at 6 p.m. Come out early to get your favorite seats because a big crowd is expected.
This event will have regular ticket pricing even though these extra attractions are included. So, adults (ages 16 to 62) will be admitted for $15, and seniors (ages 62 and up) will enjoy the show for just $13. Student admission (for those ages 10 to 16) will be $10. Children (ages 10 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be available for $45 and that will apply to two adults of any age and two students. Pit Passes will be $30.
Further information about Tri-City Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing the office at tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Or, you can check the web at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com, or the Facebook page at Tri City Raceway Park. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township.



Whittall to face-off against Outlaws in Williams Grove Summer Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (July 19, 2021) – With the intent to represent his New Jersey fanbase in a big way, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall will join the Great Show On Dirt on two separate occasions during the coming weekend, set to take part in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24. The two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series showcase will be highlighted with a $20,000-to-win main event on Saturday, kicking off with a $10,000-to-win preliminary on Friday.

Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, No. 67 sprint car, is a former Williams Grove Speedway winner, accomplishing his first-ever feat at the world-famous paperclip on Friday, June 4.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join the Outlaws this weekend. The atmosphere at Outlaw events is second to none and we’re ready to throw our hat in the ring,” Whittall said. “I can’t thank my family, my team, and all of my supporters enough for their dedication this season. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs, but everyone stays motivated and I’m thankful for that. I’m hoping to turn some heads this weekend. It’s not going to be easy, and it all starts with qualifying.”

Whittall’s aforementioned Williams Grove Speedway win, a wire-to-wire victory from the front row, scored the Vincentown, New Jersey-native a $6,000 payday, holding back fellow front row starter, Kyle Moody, and a quick moving Danny Dietrich in the process.

Whittall finished 12th in his most recent Williams Grove start on July 16.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

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

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

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6. Finished third during the Open Wheel Madness event at Port Royal Speedway on April 24. Earned first-ever 410 sprint feature win during Williams Grove Speedway stop on Friday, June 4; $6,000 payday. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 12.

2021 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove Speedway | June 4)


Zearfoss caps Eldora visit with top-ten in Knight Before The Kings Royal; Pennsylvania trio ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 19, 2021) – A great momentum kick heading into a three-race stint in his home state of Pennsylvania, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss concluded his recent stretch in the Buckeye State with a top-ten performance at Eldora Speedway, doing so with an eighth-place score in the Knight Before The Kings Royal – the day after the Kings Royal – on Sunday, July 18. The $12,000-to-win showcase was contested on Sunday afternoon after its original date, Friday, July 16, was washed away by Mother Nature.

Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car, commenced his top-ten performance from the inside of row seven. The five-spot rally ultimately bumped Zearfoss’ top-ten count to 12 with the Greatest Show On Dirt this season, maintaining tenth in the Series standings.

Although Zearfoss’ four prior starts did not result in top-ten outcomes, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native was impressive in his own right, qualifying for not only the Brad Doty Classic A-Main at Attica Raceway Park on July 13, but also the Jokers Wild feature on July 14, and each of the $175,000-to-win Kings Royals on Saturday, July 17. Zearfoss highlighted the four-race campaign with a ten-spot rally during the 38th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday afternoon, capping the 40-lapper in the 14th spot after starting 24th. The former Port Royal Speedway track champion went on to finish 22nd in the 37th Annual Kings Royal later that evening, earning an automatic bid via fastest qualifying time overall.

Each of Eldora’s Kings Royals were contested on Saturday, the 38th annual in the afternoon and the 37th annual later that evening, due to Mother Nature interfering earlier in the week.

“It was a long week, but to end things on a high note is pretty special. Anytime you can get a little boost of momentum before having the opportunity to race close to home is really important. We want to represent our fans and partners well this week, and to have a little extra confidence on our side is really important,” Brock Zearfoss said, a former World of Outlaws winner at Williams Grove Speedway. “I can’t thank my team, my family, and all of our partners enough for their dedication and support in 2021. It takes a lot of time and hard work to be a full-time Outlaw team, but with a great support network behind you, it’s all the easier.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year campaign with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday, July 20, followed by Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24. The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup will award a $25,000 top prize, while the two-day blockbuster at Williams Grove will feature two, complete programs headlined with a $20,000-to-win main event on Saturday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 18
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 12

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Outlaws starts at Attica and Sharon on May 21-22. Finished tenth during Beaver Dam Raceway start on Saturday, June 19. Hard Charged from 19th to tenth during Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday, July 2. Finished ninth in Wilmot Raceway start on Saturday, July 10. Capped Eldora visit with eighth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal


Dietrich second and tenth in Kings Royal doubleheader; Williams Grove Summer Nationals highlights upcoming agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 19, 2021) – Danny Dietrich’s last minute decision to join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the annual Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, and the double Kings Royal program at Eldora Speedway, certainly paid off, ultimately translating four main event starts into a pair of top-ten finishes, each of which taking shape during Kings Royal main event action. Needless to say, it was a career weekend for the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native, ready to use his momentum boost for the annual Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24.

After a 13th-place score during Attica’s Brad Doty Classic on July 13, earning his way into the $10,000-to-win dance via third-place finish during his respective heat race, Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car, kicked-off Eldora Speedway competition with the $10,000-to-win Jokers Wild on Wednesday, July 14. Unfortunately, Dietrich would miss main event action, forced to surrender after failing to transfer through the evening’s C-Main.

Despite his poor start at The Big E, Dietrich persevered and represented his Pennsylvania Posse fanbase proudly, eventually earning A-Main starting positions in each of the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal main events on Saturday afternoon and evening (each contested on Saturday due to Mother Nature interference). “Double-D” went on to finish second in the 38th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday afternoon, followed by a tenth-place score during the 37th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday evening. Dietrich earned his way into each of the 40-lappers via heat race transfer positions, finishing second and third, respectively.

Technically, Dietrich finished third in the first $175,000-to-win Kings Royal, but David Gravel, who finished second, was light at the scales giving Dietrich the position.

“What a weekend. I just can’t thank everyone enough for the opportunity to be there. It wasn’t even on our schedule, but a change of heart led us there and it paid off,” Dietrich said, who owns two victories thus far in 2021, as well as a Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek championship. “I can’t thank everyone enough..Gary Kauffman, my crew, my dad and brother, all of our partners. We’re pretty fortunate to be in this position and we’re proud to give our fans back home something to be excited about. We get to battle the Outlaws on our home turf next, so we’ll aim to get one spot better this weekend.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24. The two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series blockbuster will feature two, complete shows headlined with a $20,000-to-win main event on Saturday.

If plans fall into place, Dietrich will activate the week with a visit to Selinsgrove Speedway on Tuesday, July 20.

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

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. Also, be sure to follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of his available social media outlets 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, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

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

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 26
Top-10s: 38
Wins: 2

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

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

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

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25. Finished fourth from tenth at Lincoln Speedway on May 1. Finished second during the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS on May 2. Finished tenth during Lincoln’s Outlaw Tune-Up on Saturday, May 8. Finished sixth during West Virginia Motor Speedway’s Mountaineer Nationals on Saturday, May 22. Finished second during the Yellow Breeches program at Williams Grove Speedway on May 21. Rallied from 17th to finish fourth in Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third and seventh during stops at Williams Grove and Lincoln on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Capped All Star Speedweek second in championship standings. Earned Speedweek victory at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Earned All Star Speedweek top-tens at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Portsmouth Raceway Park. Capped 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek campaign with seven top-fives in eight contested events; earned 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Charged from 13th to fourth in 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 10. Finished second in 38th Annual Kings Royal main event and finished tenth in 37th Annual Kings Royal main event; each $175,000-to-win.

2021 Wins: 2 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

 

 

Friday Nights Race Cancelled Due to Dixie Fire

(July 19, 2021)… A vigorous night of burning by the Dixie Fire prompted new evacuation orders in certain parts of Butte County. As of Monday morning, it was reported by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection that the wildfire’s area is 30,074 acres, or 47 square miles. That was up from 18,702 acres on Sunday evening. Burning to the southeast, the fire has jumped Highway 70 south of Belden.

With this Fire only 15 percent contained, the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds has been hosting hundreds of fire fighters, so they get some much-needed rest and food. The Fairgrounds is also used as a spot to bring/store all the heavy equipment needed to fight this on-going fire. The safety of those in need and the use of the entire fairgrounds is the most important thing going forward.

With that said, and consulting with the Fairgrounds, the July 23rd race scheduled for this Friday night, called Summer Nationals a tribute to Chico, is going to be cancelled. “Our thoughts are with the people effected by this fire and the brave men and women who are on the front lines trying to get this under control,” said track manager Dennis Gage.

For those fans who already purchased tickets online, eventsprout does not have a refund option, but you can use those tickets at full value for any future event at Silver Dollar Speedway.

As of today, the next motorsports event is two individual nights of Monster Trucks on August 13 and 14. Tickets and event information are on our website or Facebook pages.

The next scheduled auto race at Silver Dollar Speedway is on Aug 20th and in tribute to Tyler Wolf.

 

 

Wednesday is Rock Island County Fair’s East Moline Speedway for Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) July 19, 2021 – The Sprint Invaders return to the East Moline Speedway for the first time in twelve years this Wednesday night, July 21. The event paying $2,000 to win on the banked quarter-mile bullring will be a part of the festivities surrounding this year’s Rock Island County Fair in East Moline, Illinois.

Formerly named the Quad City Raceway, East Moline Speedway has been host to three Sprint Invaders events. All-time series leading feature winner, Kaley Gharst, won stops there in 2007 and 2009, while John Schulz took the honors in 2008. In the last event in 2009, Gharst’s win came over Russ Hall and Jack Dover.

2018 Sprint Invaders titlist Cody Wehrle leads the current driver point race heading into East Moline, followed by two-time champs Chris Martin and Gharst, Josh Schneiderman and Colton Fisher. Jonathan Cornell, Brayden Gaylord, Josh Higday, Tanner Gebhardt and Blaine Jamison round out the top ten.

Wednesday’s card will also include IMCA Modifieds featuring Kenny Schrader, and $500 to win IMCA Sport Compacts.

Admission to the Rock Island County Fair is free before 8 p.m. Grandstand tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for 12 and under. Hot laps are scheduled for 6 p.m.

Moberly Rescheduled

The postponed Sprint Invaders event July 9 at Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri has been rescheduled for Friday, August 1.

Win a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill!

One lucky winner will take home a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill, Bags Green Mountain Pellets, and a whole processed hog thanks to the Mighty Miss Grill Company, Jamison Farms and 34 Raceway! The package, benefiting the Sprint Invaders Association, is valued at nearly $1,000. Tickets are just $10 each or three for $20. Get yours by visiting the beer window at 34 Raceway, a Sprint Invaders volunteer, member or driver! The drawing will be held Friday, August 20 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson.

Check out the brand new website for the Sprint Invaders located at www.SprintInvaders.com!

2021 Sprint Invaders Driver Points (Feature Wins)

Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 447
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 414
Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 413
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 404
Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 396
Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO, 385 (1)
Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 383.5
Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 379
Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 371.5
Blaine Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 366
Tim Moore, Moline, IL, 352
Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA, 351
Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL, 335
Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA, 311
Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA, 279
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 221
Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 216
Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 201.5
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 194
Braydn Greubel, Lacona, IA, 122.5

Other Feature Winners: Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL

2021 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Friday, May 28 – Lee County Speedway (Rain)

Sunday, May 30 – 34 Raceway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Friday, June 25 – Davenport Speedway (Rain)

Saturday, June 26 – 34 Raceway (Rain)

Sunday, July 4 – Benton County Speedway (Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO)

Friday, July 9 – Randolph County Raceway (Rain, PPD to August 1)

Wednesday, July 21 – East Moline Speedway (East Moline, IL)

Wednesday, July 28 – Dubuque Speedway (Dubuque, IA)

Sunday, August 1 – Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO)

Friday, August 20 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Saturday, August 21 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Friday, September 3 – Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO)

Saturday, September 11 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Saturday, September 25 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

 

 

Schatz quick in Ohio with top-tens in Brad Doty Classic, 38th Kings Royal, and Knight Before The Kings Royal

Date: Tuesday, July 13th Event: Brad Doty Classic Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 4th (22nd)

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, July 14th-18th Event: 37th and 38th Annual Kings Royal Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Wednesday Evening | Jokers Wild: 13th (15th) Saturday Afternoon | 38th Annual Kings Royal: 7th (5th) Saturday Evening | 37th Annual Kings Royal: 18th (6th) Sunday Afternoon | Knight Before The Kings Royal: 5th (8th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fourth | 6122 points [248 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 19, 2021) - It was a long week in the Buckeye State for Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz, as the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion participated in five major programs across six days, two of which - on behalf of Mother Nature’s inability to cooperate - contested on the same day. In all, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, left Ohio with a trio of top-ten finishes; a perfect momentum kick for a long stretch of big money races in July and August.

Schatz kicked-off his Ohio stretch with a top-five outcome in the annual Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 13th. Forced to do things the hard way, Schatz’ eventual top-five performance was the product of row 11, eventually climbing 18 spots to finish fourth after starting 22nd on the feature grid, simultaneously solidifying the evening’s Hard Charger Award. A sixth-place finish during heat race competition forced Schatz to participate in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown. Schatz would ultimately transfer, resulting in his eleventh-row A-Main starting position.

As mentioned, Mother Nature put a twist in Eldora Speedway’s double Kings Royals schedule forcing Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing to compete in a pair of $175,000-to-win main events in a single day. Originally slated to be contested on Thursday, July 15, and Saturday, July 17, the 38th Annual Kings Royal and the 37th Annual Kings Royal were contested on Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening, respectively. Despite his attempt on Saturday evening resulting in an 18th-place score, Schatz’ performance during Saturday afternoon’s 38th Annual Kings Royal ended seventh in the running order, earning his way into the big dance by way of heat race victory.

The $10,000-to-win Jokers Wild, the 38th Annual Kings Royal preliminary program, was contested on Wednesday, July 14, as originally scheduled, but the $12,000-to-win Knight Before The Kings Royal, the 37th Annual Kings Royal preliminary program, was moved to Sunday, also due to Mother Nature. Schatz would go on to finish 13th and fifth, respectively, highlighting the preliminary events with a three-spot jump on Sunday.

The “Month of Money” for the Greatest Show On Dirt will continue on Tuesday evening, July 20, with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The midweek program will award a $25,000 top prize; Schatz is the defending Silver Cup champion, as well as the owner of seven Silver Cup titles since accomplishing his first in 2006.

Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals will take over headlines on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24. The champion will receive a $20,000 payday.

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

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics: Races: 54 Wins: 3 Top-5s: 28 Top-10s: 40 **Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: 46 World of Outlaws Wins: 1 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 23 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 32 **Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

Kerry Madsen guides Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 14 to a top-five in Eldora’s Jokers Wild

Dates: Wednesday through Saturday, July 14th-17th Event: 37th and 38th Annual Kings Royal Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) Kerry Madsen A-Main Finishes (Start): Wednesday Evening | Jokers Wild: 4th (4th) Saturday Afternoon | 38th Annual Kings Royal: 22nd (12th) Saturday Evening | 37th Annual Kings Royal: DNF | Scratch

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 19, 2021) - Despite suffering from some bad luck in each of the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal programs at Eldora Speedway, both of which contested on the same day - Saturday, July 17 - due to Mother Nature’s wrath on Thursday and Friday, the “Madman” Kerry Madsen showed a lot of promise in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car and kicked-off his Elorda visit with a top-five score on Wednesday, July 14.

Madsen, who has been substituting for three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, Tony Stewart, for the last several weeks, earned his top-five during Eldora Speedway’s Jokers Wild, starting fourth on the grid before finishing in the exact same position. The Knoxville, Iowa, local via New South Wales, Australia, earned his way into the Jokers Wild A-Main via heat race victory, launching the program with the fastest time during his respective group qualifying time trials.

Unfortunately, Madsen’s momentum on Wednesday did not transfer into Saturday’s Kings Royal doubleheader, forced to end both programs on the hook; scored 22nd during the 38th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday afternoon after contact with another competitor, followed by another case of incidental contact during Saturday evening’s 37th Annual Kings Royal heat race. Regardless, there was a silver lining in Madsen’s string of bad luck, as the recent World of Outlaws winner aboard the TSR No. 14 timed sixth-quick overall for Saturday afternoon’s program, finishing second during his respective heat to make the big dance.

An upcoming schedule for Kerry Madsen and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing has yet to be determined. Fans are encouraged to keep alert online, as well as on social media, for continuing updates regarding Madsen’s Tony Stewart Racing schedule.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

Tony Stewart: Web: www.tonystewart.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsrsmoke/

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: Total Races: 10 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 3 Total Top-10s: 7 **Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

 

 

Andy Forsberg Second at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing put together a solid night on the famous red clay that the team come away with a second-place finish.

“It was a good night for us at Placerville Speedway, and this season I don’t know that I have been able to say that much up there which is a little odd,” Andy Forsberg said. “The F&F guys have been working hard, and we are trying things and getting better, but I still think we have a little more speed to find somewhere.”

Timing the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 entry in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials, the Auburn, CA driver would race his way to a third-place finish in heat race competition.

Based on his qualifying efforts, Forsberg would also garner a berth in the nightly redraw where Jimmy Wall would pull the three pill and place the seven-time track champion in the second row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the feature event went green on a freshly manicured racing surface, Forsberg would jump into second and chase after Andy Gregg until the caution flew on the fourth lap.

Following a red flag stoppage on the ninth lap, the next 12-laps would click off stoppage free and it would allow the leaders to get into traffic. While Forsberg was able to close in on Gregg as he negotiated with slower cars, Gregg would ultimately make the move and open his lead up until the red flag was again needed on the 21st lap.

The final restart of the night saw Forsberg try to make the bottom groove work as Gregg railed the cushion, but on this night Forsberg would settle for second.

“It was fun battling with Andy Gregg there in that feature,” Forsberg said. “When you race with him you know what you’re going to get, and I can appreciate that. It was a good night, and hopefully we can build on this and be a little better this weekend.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, PitStopUSA, Geico Local Office, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will be idle this weekend before returning to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-15.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Andy Gregg Rides the Rim to Placerville Speedway Victory

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the regular season rapidly winds down at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg may have picked up the biggest win of his career as he was able to dominate the 25-lap feature event and pick up the win in what is his final season as a car owner.

“Man, this win feels really special and is really emotional,” Gregg said to the packed crowd following his win. “With only four races left now, this may be the last one we ever get, but boy am I glad we were able to get one. I owe it to my guys, all of my partners, and all of the fans for their continued support.”

Getting his night underway by timing the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16a in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials, the Diamond Springs, CA driver would pick up a second-place finish in heat race competition.

Earning a spot in the redraw based on his qualifying time, lady luck would be with the driver simply known as ‘Guts’ as the one pill would put Gregg on the pole for the 25-lap feature event.

Following a quick track grooming session prior to the feature event firing off, Gregg would hammer the throttle as he took a liking to the high-side of the speedway.

Leading the first four laps of the race, Gregg would find himself in traffic until the yellow flag flew and gave him clear track with Andy Forsberg now on his rear bumper.

Back to green, Gregg would get right back on the cushion as he continued to set a torrid pace for another five laps until the red flag was needed. The next restart would see the race get into an extended green flag run, and Gregg would get into traffic and work it to perfection.

Though Forsberg would close up on him briefly, Gregg would clear a couple of slower cars and have four lapped cars between himself and second running Forsberg until the race’s final stoppage came on the 21st lap.

The final four lap dash to the finish saw Gregg keep his competitors at bay as he picked up his first win at the track since 2015 and celebrated with victory donuts and then saluted the crowd with a popular wing dance.

“I dedicate this win to Bill Strauss,” Andy Gregg added. “He has done so much for me over the years, and he is in the hospital fighting and I want to dedicate this one to him. We have four races left, and I would love nothing more than to get another one of these before it is all said and done.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Nail it Roofing, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Aaron Dosh Attorney at Law, Ice House Resort, Classic Fence Co., Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, Sierra Ice, Ford’s Only, MF Inc., and Gilly’s Radiator for their support.

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-11, Wins- 1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Justyn Cox Picks Up Win at Sunset Speedway and Second Overall in Speedweek Northwest Points

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox spent the last week racing with Doug Rutz during Western Sprint Tour Speedweek. During the Five race slate, Cox picked up one win, and three second place finishes en route to a second-place finish in the overall Speedweek points.

“It was great to get the chance to work with Doug Rutz and his team for the first time in over a year with all of the mandates and closures we dealt with,” Justyn Cox said. “We picked up pretty quick and had a lot of speed all week long. It was a really fun week of racing, and I have to thank Doug and everyone who made it possible.”

Last Monday night the weeklong festivities kicked off with Coos Bay Speedway playing host to the opener. Timing the Richmond Engines backed entry in second fastest in time trials, Cox would charge from sixth to finish second in his heat race.

Moving into the Dash based on nightly points, Cox would power his way from third to pick up the win and put himself on the pole for the first feature of the week.

Using the low side of the speedway, Cox would pace the field for the first six laps until the caution would wave and bunch the field back up. While Cox used the bottom behind him drivers were making the high side work, and Cox wouldn’t learn that until the race resumed and he got passed for the lead.

Getting to the top, Cox would chase after Corey Day before settling for his first second place finish of the week.

Tuesday night the series traveled to Lebanon, OR where Willamette Speedway took center stage for the second of five stops. Picking up fast time honors for the second night in a row, Cox would finish fourth in his heat race before finishing fourth in the Dash.

Taking the green flag from the fourth spot in the feature, Cox would quickly jump into second as he chased after Colby Copeland. As rubber would start to go down on the speedway, Cox would continue to flank Copeland as he waited for an opening, but Copeland would hit all of his marks on this night and Cox would bring home another second-place finish.

Traveling to Banks, OR on Wednesday night, Cox would time the Rutz Racing machine in eighth fastest at Sunset Speedway and find himself in the second row of his heat race.

Racing his way to the win, Cox would line up on the pole of the Dash where he would go on to win that as well. Leading the field to green, Cox would not be denied on this night. Keeping the No. 8r machine glued to the bottom, Cox would super smooth as led all 30-laps and picked up his first win of the week with Thursday night being a scheduled off day.

Cottage Grove Speedway would be the sight of the two-night finale to Speedweek Northwest, and on Friday night, Cox would time in third quickest in his qualifying flight which put him sixth overall.

Going from fifth to first in his heat, Cox would again move into the Dash where a fifth-place finish lined him up in the third row of the feature event.

Getting off to a bit of a sluggish start in the feature, Cox quickly knew his car was a little off on this night. Getting out of shape while running in the Top-Five, Cox would hang on to finish ninth, which set him back in points heading into Saturday night’s finale.

Earning quick time honors to get the fifth and final night underway, Cox’s fourth place finish would again lock him into his fifth Dash of the week. Finishing third, Cox would line up in the second row of the final 30-lap feature of Speedweek Northwest.

On the slick Cottage Grove Speedway surface, Cox would make his way into second as he again found himself chasing after Colby Copeland. As laps clicked off, rubber would again start to go down on the speedway.

With passing becoming difficult with the rubber down, Cox would cap his night off with a second place finish which also netted him second overall in Speedweek points.

“Big thanks to Doug and Kathy Rutz, Jim Richmond, Rodney Tiner, Jr, and my fiancé for all of their help and support,” Cox said. “It is a fun week, but it is also a lot of work, and I am really thankful for the opportunity to work with some great people.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their support in 2021!

ON TAP: Cox will be back in the C&M Motorsports entry on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Corey Day Off and Running with Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- While they didn’t garner the results they were hoping for in their first weekend together, Corey Day and Tarlton Motorsports showed a lot of speed and opened some eyes during the Howard Kaeding Classic. At Ocean Speedway.

“I really want to thank the Tarlton family for a great opportunity to run with them,” Corey Day said. “I also have to thank Paul Baines for working hard all weekend and really giving me a quick car with both the 360ci and 410ci engine.”

Friday night, Day made his debut with Tarlton Motorsports as he timed the Tarlton and Son, Inc./EZ Haul/Executive Auto Sales No. 21 machine in fourth quickest in time trials.

Hooking up in an entertaining battle with Blake Carrick in heat race competition, the Clovis, CA driver would finish in third, and transfer into the feature event as well as the Dash.

Lining up fourth in the main by way of his Dash finish, Day would essentially find himself on the front row after the first attempted start was negated. The second start would be good for Day as he powered his way out front and took the early lead.

Looking very strong aboard the Paul Baines prepared entry, Day would lead the first eight laps of the race. A restart on the ninth lap would see contact ensue between Day and another competitor making a bid for the lead and it would result in more contact to Day’s entry that ultimately brought his night to an early end.

Bolting the 410ci powerplant in for Saturday night’s action, Day and company were sent for the HK Classic finale as they competed with the King of the West Series.

Getting off to another strong start on this night, Day would time in third fastest in time trials before finishing fourth in his heat race. Garnering enough points for the Dash, Day would pick up the win in the six-lap shootout and lead the field to green for the $6900 to win feature event.

When the race went green, Day would slip back a few spots as he went to work on the slick Ocean Speedway surface.

Continuing to battle with some of the best in the West, Day would actually bring out of a caution on the 14th lap.

Able to restart, Day would pick up a couple of positions and cap his weekend off with a 14th place finish.

“Friday night we were really in a good position until the lap nine restart issue which ended our night,” Day explained. “Saturday night we got off to a really good start I just fought some issues and we struggled in the feature. All in all, really excited to get back in the Tarlton car this weekend.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 14, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 7.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will be back in action with Corey Day on Friday night in Tulare, CA and on Saturday night in Santa Maria, CA.

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

To keep up with Corey Day, follow him on Twitter @CDay4114, or on Instagram @Corey_Day_.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Welcomes Five Divisions Tuesday During Final Bank Midwest IMCA Series Event of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 19, 2021) - Jackson Motorplex hosts the third-and-final round of the Bank Midwest IMCA Series this Tuesday.

The five-division event features a-modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, sport mods and sport compacts.

None of the divisions have showcased a repeat winner during the two previous rounds. Kelly Shryock and Brandon Beckendorf split the a-modifieds events. Shryock and Jeff Larson have won the stock cars features. Malik Sampson and Cory Probst picked up hobby stocks victories. Jared Boumeester and Colby Fett posted sport mods triumphs. Nate Coopman and Marschall Robinson were the sport compacts victors.

Probst has driven the furthest - 10th - to win a feature. Meanwhile, four of the 10 features have been won by a driver starting in the third row or deeper.

Four of the five divisions have averaged 20-plus drivers during the two events with stock cars leading the way at an average of 26 drivers per show.

Tuesday's tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

The pits open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5:15 p.m. Hot laps begin at 7:15 p.m.

UP NEXT -

Tuesday for the Bank Midwest IMCA Series featuring a-modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, sport mods and sport compacts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Finishes Sixth at Jackson and Displays Speed at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 19, 2021) - Kaleb Johnson advanced to a sixth-place finish in 360ci sprint car competition at Jackson Motorplex on Friday before seeing a potential podium finish go away in the final laps at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

After qualifying fifth quickest in his group during the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event at Jackson Motorplex, Johnson's heat race did not go as well as he hoped after starting on the outside of the front row.

"I knew I had to finish in the top two to qualify for the redraw and to have much of a chance of winning the feature," he said. "I made a mistake going into turn one at the start. I got behind Cody Ledger and let Matt Juhl get by me on the outside. After that, there wasn't much passing and I finished third."

Johnson started 11th in the feature after narrowly missing the feature redraw.

"The feature went all right," he said. "I got up to fifth at one point then lost a spot and wound up finishing sixth. The track was kind of tricky. The bottom held moisture so you had to wait for someone to make a mistake to pass."

It marked Johnson's 10th top 10 of the season.

Johnson's night began well the following evening at Knoxville Raceway, where he qualified sixth quickest out of 33 drivers and advanced from fifth to second in his heat race.

"For when we went out (21st) I felt we qualified well," he said. "We also had a good run from the back in our heat race. It was shaping up to be a good night."

Johnson rolled off third on the starting grid for the A Main.

"We were running well," he said. "After dropping back to fourth, we were able to get by Ryan Giles for third and were gaining on Jamie Ball for second late in the race. I had to run the top in turns one and two because that was the faster line since my car was too free to run the bottom. With five laps to go I drove it in a little too hard, got over the cushion and into the wall, ending our night.

"I felt like we had a second-place car. We've been getting better at Knoxville every week and it was the best I have ever felt there. I hate that it happened, but it's a learning experience and we'll move forward."

Johnson plans to return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday after competing with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series on Tuesday night at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, in conjunction with the Lyon County Fair.

"I enjoy the fair race," he said. "It's just three classes of cars and usually gets done earlier. We had a good run (second) there earlier this year and hopefully our notes from then will help us to do well again. They've added extra money to the purse so there should be some good competition."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 6 (11).

July 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Merle Johnson Farm Toys

Merle Johnson Farm Toys in Jackson, Minn., has been a buyer and seller of new and used toy tractors and diecasts around the Upper Midwest for more than 30 years. They also ship nationally and internationally. For more information, call 507-847-2798.

"Merle Johnson Farm Toys is owned by my grandpa and grandma," Johnson said. "They've been a supporter of my racing since I began in go-karts when I was 5-years-old. I'm really grateful for all of the support they've given me throughout my racing career."

Johnson would also like to thank Oddson Underground, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Sea Foam, Snyder Tree Service, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, State Bank of Fairmont, Big Al's Diecast, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, JF Capital, Last Deck, Hepfner Racing Products, Schaeffer's Oil and TL Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Earns Career-Best ASCS National Result Followed by Best-Ever Knoxville Run

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 19, 2021) - Garet Williamson enjoyed a career-best type of weekend with a pair of stout performances.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver captured a career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour result of second on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway before he posted a career-best 11th-place finish at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"We've had speed all year, but we just have had some unfortunate circumstances," he said. "It was nice to put together good nights."

Williamson was strong at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., where he won a heat race on Friday after lining up fourth. That earned a spot into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 2 to start the A Main on the outside of the front row.

"We were really good," he said. "We went in there knowing we'd have a fast car. We moved forward and won the heat race. Then we led some laps early in the feature. We were a little too tight in traffic. We got to battle with (Matt) Covington, Blake (Hahn) and (J.J.) Hickle. We were throwing some sliders."

Williamson led the first seven laps before falling to second. However, he remained in contention for his first career ASCS National Tour win until a late-race caution removed traffic and gave the leader a clear track.

"We had a green-white-checkered finish," he said. "Prior to that I had pulled up to Covington's rear bumper. Another lap and I probably would have thrown a slider. The caution wasn't what I needed, but it was nice to get a podium with them and be that fast."

Williamson continued to show speed on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he qualified 20th quickest before winning a heat race from the second starting position. That lined him up on the outside of the seventh row in the main event.

"I didn't qualify very well," he said. "I probably should have tried hitting the bottom. However, we were really good the rest of the night. It was the best I felt all year there. We passed some cars and were into the top 10 at one point. I probably needed to move around a little bit more. We had a restart and we all got bunched up. I ended up losing a couple of positions so we finished 11th.

"We want to try to get there a couple more times before the 360 Knoxville Nationals if we can."

The racing plan for this week is a Sprint Invaders race on Wednesday at East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Ill., before returning to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

July 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (14).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Ill., with the Sprint Invaders and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts

Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts has been serving Mid-Missouri for over 50 years. Established by Walter Sorrels in 1954, the salvage yard is still owned and operated by the Sorrels family three generations later. The business is located in Columbia, Mo., and specializes in foreign and domestic cars and truck parts. Additionally, it carries rebuilders, new and aftermarket parts, and has a standard 90-day warranty. For more information, visit http://www.SorrelsAutoandTruck.com .

"Sorrels Auto has been a sponsor for a while and the Sorrels Family has supported me for several years," Williamson said. "Mitchell and Corrie Sorrels have developed into friends throughout the years and I'm grateful for their support."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Tiger Towing, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki Leads SawBlade.com Sponsored Team Into ASCS Sprint Week

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 19, 2021) - Scott Bogucki is focused on arguably the busiest stretch of his season.

ASCS Sprint Week arrives this week for the SawBlade.com sponsored driver, who joins the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during eight races in a 10-day stretch. The action begins this weekend with a trio of shows in Arkansas - Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock.

"I don't know if it's excitement or the lack of sleep you'll get that we're thinking about," he joked. "You have to make sure that you keep on top of everything. If you get behind a little bit you're in trouble."

Bogucki is optimistic he will produce a successful ASCS Sprint Week and is hopeful the next two weeks will yield good luck following a frustrating weekend in the Midwest.

Bogucki ran into mechanical woes that kept him from finishing his heat race and starting the main event last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo.

Saturday started out better as Bogucki qualified eighth quickest and advanced from fifth to third place during a heat race at Knoxville Raceway. However, an ill-handling car forced Bogucki to the pits early in the feature.

"We weren't good with our balance," he said. "We've been so good there all year so I don't know what was up. We're going to go back through everything, go through the shocks, to see if there was an obvious reason why we struggled."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: DNF (3); Feature: DNS (23).

July 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 24 (7).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

ASCS Sprint Week: Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; July 27 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; July 28 at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; July 29 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; July 30 at The New Tulsa Speedway in Tulsa, Okla.; and July 31 at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Additionally, SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour main event as well as the Victory Lane sponsor.

"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Bryant Paver Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.

 

 

Brian Brown Hustles to Two Second-Place Finishes and Best Kings Royal Run Since 2016 During Stellar Week at Eldora

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2021) - Brian Brown is firing on all eight cylinders following a successful week in Ohio, where the veteran racer scored his second-best result during the Kings Royal and his top outing at the crown jewel event since 2016.

Brown also posted a pair of season-best runner-up results during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races that sandwiched the Kings Royal.

July 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (1).

"We've been good at times in the past, but not consistently good at Eldora," Brown said. "We really knocked it out of the park the first night. We qualified well and won the heat. We started fourth in the dash and won it. We started on the front row of the feature and ran second to Carson (Macedo). We had a really good car all night. It was a really solid night. Also, it was the first night Danny (Lasoski) was with us full time. It was an awesome job by Nate, Tye and my dad. Those guys worked really hard at the shop to make sure we were prepared.

"We parted ways with Chad (Morgan) and brought Danny on board. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Chad. He gave me 13 years of his life and was 100 percent dedicated to BBR. He wasn't just an employee; he is a close friend to everyone here."

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 10 (13).

"Our Garrett engine ran well all week," Brown said. "We were able to set quick time, which is awesome in a 60-car field. In the heat race (on Thursday) they were trying to push through with weather. I don't feel like the track conditions were ideal, but it was the same for everybody. We were able to go fourth to third to lock into the Kings Royal. To finish up on Saturday we didn't have a lot of track time. We got to hot lap before the heats and then for the feature we didn't make the right adjustments overall. I think we were okay, but not good. We cut a right rear tire and came back to get 10th."

July 17 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 5 (7).

"We qualified ninth, but we were the worst we were all weekend on Saturday in the heat and we had a really tough heat," Brown said. "We just missed it. We really went to work to come up with a good package in the B Main. I was able to go seventh to third, but the driver made some bad laps and we missed it by one. That was a little disappointing. What made me happy was we got done at the car wash at 3:30 in the morning and everybody was up at 7:30 ready to rip for Sunday's program."

July 18 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (1).

"We qualified well and won a heat and the dash," Brown said. "We raced with Carson for the lead in the A Main. It was two totally different track conditions Wednesday versus Sunday and I feel we had a car capable of winning both nights. I'm very excited because on Sunday it was conditions we normally would really struggle with.

"Hats off to the fans for sticking around on Sunday. Also, if this is any indication of what the Knoxville Nationals will be, what a crowd we had on Saturday. And seeing the Pennzoil No. 22 win a heat race at the Kings Royal was awesome. What he's meant to the sport, to have that happen was great. For me growing up a Jac Haudenschild Pennzoil fan it doesn't get any cooler in my eyes.

"Overall, me and Danny gelled really well all week. The guys worked really hard. I'm very, very excited for the next month."

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

"My confidence is where it needs to be," Brown said. "I feel like I can drive these race cars if my car is good and we had a good car all week long. Our communication as a team was great. We learned things that will carry over and a good attitude will go a long way."

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 21 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 36 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ATL Tanks

For over 40 years, Aero Tec Laboratories has produced a wide variety of collapsible fabric tanks, also known as Flex-Tanks™ and Pillow Bladders. These reinforced rubber tanks hold fuels (even JP-8), chemicals, dielectric oil, gases, water, effluents and slurries. Capacities from 25 gallons (100 liters) to 100,000 gallons (400,000 liters) are available in both industrial and defense specification. Whether it be the scorching temperatures of the desert or the bone-chill of the arctic, ATL Flex-Tanks withstand most any environmental extreme. For more information, visit http://www.ATLinc.com.

"We've run ATL Tanks for a few years now," Brown said. "The quality and the design are a benefit to our race team. We're proud to be affiliated with ATL Tanks."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, MSD Ignition, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

Close Points Battles Highlight Action at Huset's Speedway Entering Nordstrom's Automotive Night This Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 19, 2021) - All three championship battles at Huset's Speedway are within 25 points heading into Nordstrom's Automotive Night this Sunday.

Justin Henderson, who is tied for the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig lead with four feature victories, owns a 25-point advantage over Carson McCarl in the championship standings. While Henderson won his second straight race last Sunday, McCarl salvaged the night by charging from 22 nd to eighth in the A Main after getting upside down in his heat race.

Cory Yeigh has a 24-point advantage over Matt Steuerwald in the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks standings thanks to a division-leading four wins and eight top fives in nine races.

The closest race is in the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series division as Dusty Ballenger holds onto the top spot by only six points over Shane Fick. Brandon Bosma is 10 points behind Ballenger and Lee Goos Jr. is 17 points out of the top spot.

The Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series division has also welcomed the most feature winners into Victory Lane this season with eight drivers in nine races. Goos Jr. is the only racer to post multiple victories.

This Sunday the pits open at 3 p.m. and the main gates at 4:30 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years old and free to children 12-years-old and younger. Additionally, fans can upgrade tickets to the Turn One Suite for just $20.

2021 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Justin Henderson - 4 (May 16, May 23, July 11 and July 18); Austin McCarl - 4 (May 9, May 30, June 13 and June 20); David Gravel - 1 (June 6); and Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 31)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 4 (May 9, June 6, June 13 and June 20);Zach Olivier - 2 (May 23 and May 30);Billy Prouty - 1 (May 16);Jim Pruett - 1 (July 18); and Matt Steuerwald - 1 (July 11)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Lee Goos Jr. - 2 (May 23 and June 6); Casey Abbas - 1 (July 18); John Lambertz - 1 (May 16); Jesse Lindberg - 1 (May 9);Mike Moore - 1 (May 30);Javen Ostermann - 1 (June 13);Taylor Ryan - 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy - 1 (June 20)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for Nordstrom's Automotive Night featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

STARWARS Weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway Approaching for POWRi WAR
Belleville, IL. (07/19/2021) Rapidly approaching the season-standings crunch-time for drivers within the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League, Lake Ozark Speedway’s two-day STARWARS event on July 23-24 will mark the end of season push with less than ten points races remaining in the year.

Currently, in the 2021 Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League season standings Mario Clouser, of Auburn IL, has stretched out a solid 220-point advantage over second-place contender Wesley Smith, of Nixa MO. Rookie of the Year leader Xavier Doney, of Odessa Missouri, continues to impress with great showings sitting third in the points battle as three-time WAR champion Riley Kreisel, of Warsaw Missouri, with Bartlett, TN wheelman Anthony Nicholson remaining in a heated battle rounding out the top-five in the season standings.

Friday, July 23rd Lake Ozark Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Drivers Registration: 3:30-5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:00 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing to follow.

Classes scheduled to compete: Tony Stewart’s Flo Racing All-Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil One, Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, Lucas Oil POWRi RaceSaver Super Sprints.

Saturday, July 24th Lake Ozark Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Drivers Registration: 3:30-5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:00 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing to follow.

Classes scheduled to compete: Tony Stewart’s Flo Racing All-Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil One, Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, Lucas Oil POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprints, and Midwest Mods.

Full speedway details can be found online at www.lakeozarkspeedway.net. For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms.

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

 

 

McKenna Haase Edges Ahead in $20,000 Priority Aviation Nationals Sponsorship Standings!

Knoxville, IA, July 17, 2021 – Drivers wishing to cash in on the $20,000 Priority Aviation Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship are running out of time! The contest, awarding $20,000 to the driver generating the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa ends in two weeks, on July 31! The contest also awards $10,000 to the second place earner, and $5,000 to third place.

Iowa’s McKenna Haase has the current edge, ahead of Central PA competitor Robbie Kendall, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild, California’s Dominic Scelzi, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease, Iowa’s Carson McCarl, Missouri’s Brian Brown and the Black Pearl #101 sprint car team from the Cincinnati, Ohio area recently driven by Aussie Lachlan McHugh.

All drivers and teams competing at either the Knoxville 360 Nationals or the Knoxville Nationals are eligible. Supporters of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are asked to participate.

Again, in addition to the $20,000 first place prize from Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation for the driver/team raising the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, the second place earner will be awarded $10,000 and the third place earner $5,000!

All that sprint car teams and fans need to do is have their prospective members or donors visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, or contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. If ordering online, specify your driver or race team in the “Notes” section on the final page.

The driver or team with the highest amount of total donations returned to the museum before July 31, at 6 p.m. C.S.T., will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. Second will be awarded $10,000 and third, $5,000. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

For more information on the Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship please call the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488.

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

Current Standings

McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA Robbie Kendall, Catonsville, MD Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO Black Pearl #101 Sprint Car Team

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com


 

NOON TIME RAIN SHOWER STOPS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S NIGHT OF RACING

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 17, 2021

By Mike Swanger

Although most of the state of Ohio received a lot of rain that started on Friday and continued into Saturday, it took a heavy shower just past noon to stop the planned racing action scheduled at Wayne County Speedway Saturday night. The Don and Hans Gross Memorial was the main event for the night and that race will now take place on Saturday, August 7 with the Renegades of Dirt Late Model Series coming in for the $3,000 to win show. The other class' of cars for that night will be determined sometime this week.

The next two weeks, July 24th and 31st, will be Fast Five Shows featuring the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models, the CORBON Ammunition Modifieds, the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks as they will all be chasing after more O'Reilly Auto Parts 'Race to the Championship' points and more awards and prizes from the Contingency Connection 'Racer's Rewards' program.

With only six more scheduled points nights left at 'Orrville's Historic Oval', the race to become the 2021 track champion and to make the final top ten in all five class', each race will important. The Season Championship with double points on August 28th may be the deciding race for the Championship and the top ten that will be recognized at the banquet in November.

For more information about the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com or to the tracks Facebook page.

 

RAIN CONTINUES TO PLAY HAVOC WITH SHARON WASHING OUT SATURDAY'S "BILL FORNEY MEMORIAL" FOR RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR; EVENT POSTPONED TO AUGUST 28

By Mike Leone

July 17, 2021


(Hartford, OH)…For the second time in seven days, Mother Nature has claimed a special race event at Sharon Speedway. Heavy rains throughout the week have flooded the facility and with more rain forecasted throughout the day, track management was forced pull the plug on Saturday night's scheduled "Bill Forney Memorial". In coordination with the RUSH Racing Series, the event has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 28. The rain out marked the third in the past five scheduled nights of racing at Sharon and the fifth overall of the 92nd anniversary season.

The inaugural "Bill Forney Memorial" featuring the return of the RUSH Late Model Touring Series to Sharon for the first time since 2016 was scheduled to take place one year ago; however, COVID-19 restrictions forced the event to be postponed to 2021. In addition to the $3,199 to-win event, the Canfield/Sharon Drivers Reunion (1949-1973) has also been rescheduled to August 28. That night will also include the already scheduled Hovis Auto & Truck Supply UMP Mods, Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars, the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks, and the HTMA/Precise Racing RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.

Coming up next Saturday (July 24) will be the return of the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars racing for $3,000 to-win plus the Pro Stocks, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Whelen Econo Mods. General admission is $15. Kids 13 and under are free. Pit passes are $30. Pits open at 4 p.m. with general admission gates at 5. Group qualifying for the Sprints will take place at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7.

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

 

 

MOTHER NATURE SHUFFLES THE DECK AT ELDORA’S KINGS ROYAL WEEK RAIN PUSHES BALANCE OF THURSDAY TO SATURDAY AFTERNOON; FRIDAY NIGHT SLIDES TO SUNDAY

ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 16, 2021) – With sprint car fans from across the country reunited at Eldora Speedway for the first Kings Royal Weekend in 727 days, Mother Nature made her presence known with authority at the legendary high-banked oval on Thursday night and again Friday.

Storms first interrupted Thursday’s 38th Kings Royal, the first of two $175,000-to-win Kings Royals scheduled for the weekend, as qualifying time trials were completed.

Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown was the fastest of 61 cars taking time, touring the half-mile in 13.326 seconds. Two-time Kings Royal champion, Dave Blaney, of Hartford Township, Ohio guaranteed himself another shot at a third crown with a lap of 13.345 seconds. Californian Carson Macedo, the winner of Wednesday’s Jokers Wild, used the privilege awarded to the preliminary night winner to jump ahead in the qualifying order and earned the third fastest time of the night.

Following a delay of nearly three hours, the Eldora Speedway track crew and World-Famous Push Trucks had the track surface back in shape in anticipation of completing the full event.

Owasso, Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman won Heat Race #1 to secure the sixth starting position for the Swindell SpeedLab #39. Cory Eliason, of Visalia, California, finished second, locking the Rudeen #26 into the seventh starting position, and Brown’s third place run places him in the 13th position for the 38th Kings Royal.

As Heat Race #2 pushed onto the speedway, the rains returned and World of Outlaws NOS@ Energy Drink Sprint Car Series officials, after consulting with Eldora’s weather provider, BAM Weather, made the difficult decision to reschedule the remainder of Thursday’s event for Saturday afternoon.

The Saturday matinee, slated for a 1 p.m. start, sets up a historic doubleheader with two $175,000-to-win Kings Royal events on the same day.

With a dire forecast, Eldora and WoO officials reconvened Friday morning to consult with BAM Weather with regards to Friday night’s traditional “The Knight Before” program. With no possible window, the decision was made to reschedule the event to Sunday afternoon, also using a start-time of 1 p.m.

The revised weekend schedule is available online and on Eldora’s official social channels: https://www.eldoraspeedway.com/kings-royal-schedule-update/

Reserved seats, general admission tickets, and pit passes remain available for all events. Get your mobile or print at home tickets now at www.eldoraspeedway.com

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004.

Eldora celebrates its 68th season of racing in 2021 and the full event calendar, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Race fans can join a community of over 1,000,000 people from around the world who enjoy behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has nearly eight million views.

Longtime a favorite of broadcasters, dating back to ABC Wide World of Sports broadcasts called by the inimitable Keith Jackson, every event at Eldora Speedway is now available live. Race fans can tune into the World 100, the Dirt Late Model Dream, the 4-Crown Nationals and more on Eldora’s official livestream partner, FloRacing.com, or on their favorite screen via the FloSports app. The live CBS broadcast of the Camping World SRX Series race from Eldora, also streamed on Paramount+, was the highest-rated event during the series’ inaugural campaign. While all of Eldora’s World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events, including the Kings Royal, can be seen exclusively on DIRTVision.com and via the DIRTVision app.

 

 

Van Wall Night at Knoxville Raceway

We return to our weekly Knoxville Championship Series tomorrow night, featuring winged 410, 360 and Pace Performance Pro Sprints!

Plus, Greg Parent with the Midwest Power Series is putting up a $3,000 bonus if the same driver can win the $3,000-to-win 360 event at Jackson Motorplex on Friday AND the $3,000-to-win 360 event at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

Everything you need to know for Van Wall Race Night:

Pit Gates Open - 4pm, CT Grandstand Gates Open: 6:00pm, CT Sprint Car Hot Laps Begin: 6:45pm, CT Ticket Prices: Adults - $15; Teens - $10; children 12 and under FREE Pit Passes - $30 Classes: 410, 360 and Pace Performance Pro Sprints Pits will be open following all on track racing Small, collapsible soft-sided coolers are allowed One UNOPENED, non-alcoholic beverage can be brought inside the gates. Rubber or foam seat cushions are allowed and must be 20" wide or less. Not allowed: firearms, pets, bottles, glass and metal stadium seats. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted. Designated smoking areas are under the grandstands. If you can't make it to the track, watch live on DIRTVision.com or on the DIRTVision streaming app. Race line-ups, results and point standings are available on the free Knoxville Raceway app.

Remember, if you are NOT feeling well or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please choose another weekend to join us. Marion County Fair Concert TONIGHT

Tonight we kick off the 2021 Marion County Fair with the annual concert!

Join us in the infield for Lonestar and Craig Morgan live on stage.

Concert starts at 8pm. Gates open at 6:30pm. Bring lawn chairs for seating.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online, at the ticket office or by phone at 641-842-5431. Bonus Prizes for Saturday's Winners

The Marion County Fair race night tradition will continue tomorrow night.

The winner of the 410 feature event will receive a 1/2 a beef. 360 class feature winner will receive 1/2 a hog. Pace Performance Pro Sprint winner will receive 1/4 a hog.

All bonuses are courtesy of the Marion County Fair Association. Checkered Flag Concessions Special of the Week

This Saturday, try Checkered Flag Concessions special of the week: The loaded Chili Cheese Frito Dog!

A hot dog loaded with onions, chili, sour cream, jalapenos and chili cheese Fritos!

Available ONLY at the Checkered Flag Concessions stands. Get Your Run On at the Knoxville Nationals!

Make your plans now to run in the annual 4.10 Dash sponsored by the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Foundation!

The 4.10 Dash will be held on Saturday, August 14. It all starts at 8:45am with the Kids Fun Run around the track!

Then, it's the 4.10 Dash which starts at the Turn 4 Crossover Gate and ends at Peace Tree Brewing Company in downtown Knoxville.

Registration is just $25 for the 4.10 dash through July 23. After that, registration goes up to $40. The Kids Fun Run registration is $10. Register online here.

Packets will be available for pickup on Friday, August 13 from 4-6pm and on Saturday, August 14 from 7:30-8:30 before the run.

All proceeds from the 4.10 Dash benefit the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Foundation's campaign for the Emergency Room renovation and Clinic expansion. Jump on the Bus and Join a Bar Crawl Through Knoxville

The KRCO Bus Ride/Bar Crawl is BACK in 2021!

Join your fellow race fans for a crazy day riding a bus from bar to bar throughout Knoxville.

The Bus Ride begins at 4pm with registration and a free drink on the midway near the ticket office. Buses depart at 5pm and return to the track at approximately 11pm.

Other stops:

Knoxville VFW for drinks, live music and pool Bryan Clauson Suite Tower Roof for free drinks courtesy of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Knoxville American Legion for karaoke, drinks, horseshoes, cornhole and pizza provided by KRCO While stopped for the Legion, bus riders can also stop by A&P Pub, Bottoms Up or Peace Tree Brewing Company Slideways for a free shot, plus food, karts and mini golf

Registration is $60 and includes a limited edition KRCO Bus Ride t-shirt! After July 25th, registration increases to $70. Register online here. Register online here. Pre-Order Your 60th Knoxville Nationals Apparel

Merchandise and apparel for the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's is now available online!

Check out our 2021 event tees, including the A-Main line-up shirts. We also have polos, hoodies, baseball tees, jackets, vests, keychains, coozies and more!

The full collection can be seen online, including our 2021 Knoxville Raceway merchandise and apparel. What's Next at Knoxville?

Friday, July 16 - Lonestar and Craig Morgan Concert in the Infield

Saturday, July 17 - Van Wall Marion County Fair race night

Saturday, July 23 - 3M race night

Saturday, July 31 - JR. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood Pre-Race Party

Saturday, July 31 - Weiler Night with the FLO Racing All-Star Circuit of Champions

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 15

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 771; 2. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 764; 3. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 763; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 757; 5. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 714; 6. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 685; 7. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 677; 8. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 673; 9. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 665; 10. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 639; 11. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 589; 12. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 559; 13. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 558; 14. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 550; 15. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Dennis Engelhaupt, Page, Neb., both 540; 17. Derek Hauck, Allenwood, Pa., 527; 18. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 520; 19. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 514; 20. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 512.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 343; 2. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 311; 3. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 270; 4. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 261; 5. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 248; 6. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., and Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., both 233; 8. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 227; 9. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 224; 10. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Washington, 221.

Indiana – 1. Jeff Wimmenauer, Indianapolis, Indiana, 189; 2. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 181; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Indiana, 148; 4. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Indiana, 144; 5. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Indiana, 141; 6. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Indiana, 136; 7. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Indiana, 133; 8. Roderick Henning, Monrovia, Indiana, 132; 9. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Indiana, 117; 10. Josh Cunningham, Spencer, Indiana, 102.

Iowa – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 386; 2. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 374; 3. Steve Hurst, Fremont, Neb., 324; 4. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 311; 5. Bret Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, Neb., 259; 6. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., 255; 7. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 245; 8. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 236; 9. Christopher Helget, Lincoln, Neb., 195; 10. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 186.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 410; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 388; 3. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 374; 4. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 316; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 283; 6. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 274; 7. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 272; 8. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 271; 9. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 213; 10. Raymond Seemann, Jetmore, Kan., 209.

Louisiana – 1. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 74; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 72; 3. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 71; 4. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, and Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, both 66; 6. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 54; 7. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 40; 8. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 39; 9. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, Louisiana, 38; 10. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 36.

Maryland – 1. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 74; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 73; 3. Bradley Mellott, Needmore, Pa., 61; 4. Devin Brenneman, Hesston, Pa., 58; 5. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 55; 6. Steven Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., and Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., both 53; 8. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 49; 9. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 48; 10. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 47.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 423; 2. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 380; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 374; 4. Matt Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 360; 5. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., and Zachary Foesch, Bird Island, Minn., both 320; 7. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 311; 8. Andrew Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 309; 9. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 274; 10. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 273.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 212; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 148; 3. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., 142; 4. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 137; 5. Kevin Dye, Agency, Mo., 120; 6. Randy Martin, California, Mo., 119; 7. Mike Trent, Rocheport, Mo., 112; 8. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 109; 9. J. R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., 101; 10. Dean Hathman, Harrisburg, Mo., 98.

Nebraska – 1. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 502; 2. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 396; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 387; 4. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 365; 5. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 312; 6. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 304; 7. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 302; 8. Dennis Engelhaupt, Page, Neb., 301; 9. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 290; 10. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 284.

New Jersey – 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 257; 2. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 234; 3. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 218; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 215; 5. Joseph Kay, Perkasie, Pa., 204; 6. Cody West, Boyertown, Pa., 190; 7. Dale Eggert, Tuckerton, N.J., 180; 8. Aiden Borden, Jackson, N.J., 177; 9. Buddy Schweibinz, Petersburg, N.J., and Phillip Meisner, Chesterfield, N.J., both 176.

North Carolina – 1. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 194; 2. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 179; 3. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 170; 4. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 155; 5. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 154; 6. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 137; 7. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 134; 8. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 115; 9. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 114; 10. Lance Christie, Fayetteville, N.C., 106.

North Dakota – 1. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 269; 2. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 261; 3. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 230; 4. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 193; 5. Brett Geldner, St. Peter, Minn., 39; 6. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 38; 7. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 35; 8. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 34; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 33; 10. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 32.

Ohio – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 273; 2. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 261; 3. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 259; 4. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 232; 5. Scott D. Richards, Amanda, Ohio, 228; 6. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 189; 7. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 179; 8. David Seitz, Londonderry, Ohio, 169; 9. Chase Baker, Waynesville, Ohio, 164; 10. Dylan Troyer, Urbana, Ohio, 145.

Oklahoma – 1. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 529; 2. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 434; 3. Danny Wood (55W), Norman, Okla., 405; 4. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 352; 5. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 320; 6. Steven Shebester, Tuttle, Okla., 312; 7. Terry Easum, Tulsa, Okla., 302; 8. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 290; 9. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 278; 10. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 270.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 774; 2. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 589; 3. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 516; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 505; 5. Mikell McGee, Doylesburg, Pa., 464; 6. Derek Hauck, Allenwood, Pa., 456; 7. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 447; 8. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 445; 9. Jarrett Cavalet, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 436; 10. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 411.

South Carolina – 1. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 158; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 131; 3. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., and Connor Otten, Rockwell, N.C., both 125; 5. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 112; 6. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 104; 7. John Frutchey, Huger, S.C., 100; 8. Gray Leadbetter, Morganton, N.C., and Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., both 99; 10. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 96.

South Dakota – 1. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 627; 2. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 588; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 507; 4. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 481; 5. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 472; 6. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 460; 7. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 459; 8. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 381; 9. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 370; 10. Lincoln Drewis, Tripoli, Iowa, 356.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 714; 2. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 495; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 449; 4. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 407; 5. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 353; 6. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, 335; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 334; 8. Blake Mallory, Joshua, Texas, 327; 9. Michael Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 304; 10. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 296.

Virginia – 1. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 112; 2. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 111; 3. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 110; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., and Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., both 98; 6. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 92; 7. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 80; 8. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 77; 9. Christopher Humblet, Shiloh, N.C., 70; 10. Bill Mullis, Seaford, Va., 68.

 

 

Rain Forces Clinton County Officials to Cancel – Big Events on Tap Including 410 Sprints

Mill Hall, PA – Clinton County Speedway officials had to cancel the Friday, July 16th racing event as a storm came across the fairgrounds soaking the speedway surface. Rain check will be honored for the next three races. The speedway will be closed on Friday, July 23rd for a “racers summer vacation.” During this time, crews will continue to make improvements to the speedway including the installation of new fencing.

The next event schedule will be on July 30th with a five division show featuring the Laurel Highlands RaceSaver Sprint cars, the Pro Stocks, the 270 Micro Sprints, the 600 Micro Sprints, and the Four Cylinders. The Four-Cylinders will also run the remainder of an event that was curfewed out a few weeks ago with 2 laps complete. In addition, there will be a pre-race concert featuring the popular duo of Mike + Cass.

The Speedway is also preparing for major events in the month of August. The annual Clinton County Fair will feature 2 race events. On Wednesday, August 4th the 270 and 600 Micro Sprints will compete in $500 to win events. In addition, the Pro Stock and Four Cylinders will be in action. On Friday

August 6th Century 21 and Real Estate agent Bob Boob will present a kids night featuring a $500 cash and candy scramble for kids 12 and under. Racing will be the Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints and the 4 Cylinders.

The Laurel Highlands RaceSaver Sprint cars will be back for racing on Friday, August 13th with the Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, and Four Cylinders. This is the first race of a two race weekend.

On Saturday, August 14th the 410 Sprint cars will make their first appearance in over a decade. NAPA Auto Parts and Toner Auto Parts will present the $4,000 to win - $400 to start event. Several drivers from Central and Western Pennsylvania as well as New York have expressed an interest in this special event that will also include the Pro Stocks and Four Cylinders. “This is the first time that the 410 Sprint Cars have been at Clinton County for more than 10 years,” says Race Promoter Jason McCahan. “The fans are excited for this show, and we hope to make it an annual event.” Clinton County has held some big races for the 410s since it opened in 1989, including some events sanctioned by the All Stars, but this is the first time a race of this caliber has been held under the lights.

For the latest speedway information, visit the speedway website at www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or visit the speedways social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

 

Friday’s Thunder in the Valley Canceled with Saturday and Sunday Still Running Friday’s Thunder in the Valley Canceled with Saturday and Sunday Still Running

Belleville, IL. (07/15/2021) Due to persistent overnight rain saturating the grounds of Valley Speedway with more forecasted precipitation. Thunder in the Valley’s program on Friday has been canceled with Saturday and Sunday’s event still scheduled as planned.

Next up for the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues as well as the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will be Saturday, July 17th for night two of the three-day Thunder in the Valley program. Then, on Sunday, July 18th POWRi National and West Midget Leagues travel to Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex with the POWRi 600cc Outlaw Non-Wing Micro’s and the Junior Sprint Division.

Valley Speedway | “Thunder in the Valley” | Saturday, July 17th: Pits Open: 1:00 PM Drivers Registration: 3:30-5:30PM Drivers Meeting: 5:45 PM Engine Heat: 6:00 PM Hot Laps: 6:30 PM Racing to Follow.

Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | “Thunder in the Valley” | Sunday, July 18th: Pits Open – 12:00 PM Drivers Registration – 3:00-5:00 PM Drivers Meeting – 5:30 PM Hot Laps – 6:00 PM Racing to Follow. General Admission is $20 with children twelve and under free, pit passes for $35.

Valley Speedway information such as weekly divisional standings, full 2021 schedule, and race day details can be found online at www.valleyspeedway.com or on all leading social media platforms.

Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex was constructed and opened for racing in 1995, operated by the Mid Missouri Modified Midget Racing Association. The Complex features a challenging one-sixth-mile clay-oval that produces outstanding racing action, for more information visit www.sweetspringsraceway.com.

Can’t make it out to the track and don’t want to miss any of the action in the racing program? Subscribe today at MAVTV Plus to catch all the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND. From both live and archived race events to automotive restoration shows, www.mavtvplus.com provides nothing but the best motorsports content.

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

 

 

BRODY ROA SEEKS SECOND USAC/CRA WIN OF THE SEASON SATURDAY AT PERRIS – NEW SHIRTS AVAILABLE

(Cypress, CA, July 14, 2021) Fresh off a second-place finish two weeks ago at the Santa Maria Raceway, Brody Roa will be seeking his second USAC/CRA win of 2021 when the series visits Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, July 17th. In addition to racing, Roa will debut his brand-new team shirts and he will have them for sale in the pits after the last event of the night.

Roa’s first win of the year came at Perris on May 22nd in the historical “Salute to Indy.” It was a memorable victory as he had to come from the back of the pack after a lap eight restart. Two weeks ago at the Santa Maria Raceway, he had to go to the back twice in the main event before finishing a close second in the 30-lapper. In addition to those two dashes from the rear of the pack, he came from last to finish third at the Bakersfield Speedway on May 8th.

“We started the year off saying we could win a lot of races if we did not have to go to the work area,” Roa laughed when talking with Dave Stall on “The Racer Radio Show” this past Sunday. “Now we are saying if we can just go to the work area one time, we can win a lot of races. We are keeping the work area in business.”

Fans who would like to listen to Roa’s interview from last Sunday can do so at the following link http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/radio21/RACERRADIO210711.mp3

Going into Saturday’s race the 30-year-old has placed no worse than fifth in his last six starts. Included is the “Salute to Indy” triumph and a third at Perris, the second at Santa Maria, the third at Bakersfield, a second at Keller Auto Speedway (in the King of Thunder Bandit Series), and a fifth at Ventura (in the USAC West Coast Series). The last time “The Pride of Garden Grove” finished outside of the top five was nearly three months ago on April 24th when he was knocked out of competition early at Perris while running second.

Roa comes into Saturday’s competition second in the USAC/CRA Series point standings, 62-points out of the lead.

In addition to getting to race on Saturday, Roa and the BR Performance team are pleased to say that their new 2021 racing shirts (design below) have arrived and will be on sale at the track. Fans can purchase them during the on-track autograph session and kids candy giveaway at intermission on Saturday or in the pits after the final race. For fans who cannot make it to the track, ordering t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, jigsaw puzzles, stickers, mugs, and more is easy from the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.

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Spectator gates will swing open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window. For fans who prefer to order advance tickets online, they can do so at the following link www.tix.com. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The office phone number is (951) 940-0134 and the track website is www.perrisautospeedway.com.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5-8 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

6-12 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder Bandits 2nd A Main

6-19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

6-26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 5th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL SERIES CONTINES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. . . ..

BIG PAYOFF, SHORT DISTANCE, PPB $5,000 TO WIN 30 LAPS FOR FIRST TIME THUNDER MOD WINNER TUESDAY, AUG 3, USAC KEN BRENN MIDGET MASTERS ON SHOW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 15, 2021 . . . . . . . Big Payoff, Short distance is the storyline for a first time Thunder on the Hill Modified feature winner on Tuesday night, August 3 at Grandview Speedway. Thanks to Pioneer Pole Buildings a hefty $5,000 will go to a first time modified winner under the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series banner. For all other drivers, an extra $500 was added to the winners share courtesy of GT Radiators, offering $3,500 to win the 30 lap main event. The GT Radiator bonus payoff continues with second paying an extra $200 plus, GT Radiators will offer $100 to win each of the modified heat race events. All this attention is going to the modifieds who will be joined by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets in the Ken Brenn Midget Masters. This spectacular Modified & USAC Midget Doubleheader will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM.

Modified drivers hungry for that first win and the $5,000 include pre-race entries Kyle Weiss, Dylan Swinehart, Brian Hirthler, Dominick Buffalino, Davey Sammons, Mike Lisowski, Craig Whitmoyer and Mark Kratz to name a few. The attractive $3,500 payday in the30 lap modified feature is of interest to past Thunder winners to include Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Watt, Kevin Hirthler, Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Brett Kressley and Kenny Gilmore. To be eligible for the posted bonus, drivers are asked to pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456. There is no entry fee.

Pioneer Pole Buildings is the premier builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY. Pioneer was founded in 1998, and has since built their business and quality reputation on providing customers with top quality buildings at very competitive prices. Pioneer Pole Buildings is located on South Route 183 in Schuylkill Haven, PA. For more information, please call 888-448-2505.

GT Radiator Repair specializes in automotive radiators, including antique car radiators and commercial truck radiators. GT Radiators is also your source for farm radiator service, industrial radiator repair, oil coolers, and any other heat exchange units. For auto, truck or heavy equipment radiator needs, contact Harry or George Turner at GT Radiators.

This special night of racing is dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview. Ken Brenn is an absolute "class act" and has been part of the local racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success in the midgets, also a modified car owner and a former promoter of the Bridgeport Speedway. Ken plans on attending this special event in his honor.

The Tuesday, August 3 event at Grandview Speedway opens the five race Eastern Swing of the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Speed Week. Track gates at Grandview will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Time trials and qualifying events will lead up to the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30-lap feature event paying $4,000 to the winner.

Some expected USAC Midget entries include point leader Buddy Kofoid, Chris Windom, Justin Grant (recent USAC Sprint winner at Grandview), Emerson Axsom, Tanner Thorson, Thomas Meseraull, Daison Pursley, Logan Seavey, Kevin Thomas Jr., Jason McDougal and Cannon McIntosh. We should expect some popular local midget stars to be in the field as well.

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Tuesday, August 3 USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Masters & 358* Modifieds 7:30 PM

Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple Roaring 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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


 

 

FRED RANNARD, SR. OPEN WHEEL CLASSIC ONLY TWO MONTHS AWAY
The fifth annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic will take place as usual, the weekend after Labor Day, September 10 and 11, at Agassiz Speedway in Agassiz, British Columbia.
Once again it will be Agassiz's only two day event of the year and the only one featuring just open wheel cars.
"We're really looking forward to this year's race," says Fred Rannard, Jr. "Everyone did a great job last year to make it happen but with everything going on in the world we were under so many restrictions it just wasn't quite the same. We're expecting lots of cars, big crowds and plenty of fun both nights this year."
The three classes competing this year will again be the Sprint Car and Super Modified division, Dwarf Cars and Midgets.
Agassiz Speedway is a 1/4 mile paved oval located about 90 minutes east of Vancouver. The track will be open for practice on Thursday, September 9 followed by a barbecue for drivers and crews.
The Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic is brought to you by Brian's Auto Glass in Abbotsford, Leslie McKellar Photography of Peachland, Bulldog Transport in Keremeos and Tron Fabrication of Langley. Contingency awards will again be provided by our friends at Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products, Harding Motorsport Supply and Star West Petroleum.
Sponsorship packages and $50 lap sponsors are still available by contacting Fred Rannard, Jr. at fredr1553@hotmail.com.

 

Nygaard consistent over four-race stretch
 

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 14, 2021) – Wade Nygaard followed up his first win of the season at Red River Valley Speedway one week prior with four more top 10s in four consecutive nights with the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints in his Auto Finance Super Center No. 9N.

Nygaard started his week with a pair of races at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The event was named the Wayne Anderson Cup in honor of Nygaard’s former car owner. The pair won 32 NOSA features and Nygaard’s first 2 series titles, as Nygaard was Anderson’s final driver of the famous Budweiser No. 9 from 1996-98.

Nygaard started Thursday night’s program with the fifth fastest qualifying lap and a heat win, sending him to the redraw.

Starting third in the first 30-lap main event of the week, Nygaard spent the first 10 laps fending off his teammate Brendan Mullen and Nick Omdahl, using the top of the quarter-mile Bullring.

Midway through the race, it was Jack Croaker and Austin Pierce that Nygaard battled for the third through fifth spots. In the final 10 laps it was Pierce that Nygaard swapped fourth and fifth with nearly every lap. Nygaard never fell out of the top five, and finished fourth.

Night two of the Anderson Cup started with the third fastest lap and fourth place run in his heat, making his second redraw of the week.

Starting fifth in the final 30 lapper of the week, Nygaard fell back to as low as ninth near the midway point of the race, but rebounded in the second half.

With 13 to go, Nygaard used the outside on a restart to pass Croaker, then a slider on Lee Grosz put Nygaard up to fourth, where he finished the race.

On Saturday, the 9N team headed west to the Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, ND again with the NOSA Sprints.

Eighth quick in time trials, and second in his heat put Nygaard in front of the grandstand for the third night in a row, where he redrew the third starting spot for the 25 lap main event.

Nygaard, looking for his 17th Devils Lake win, ran fourth early, then third through a pair of cautions and a red with seven laps completed.

Nygaard and his teammate spent the middle portion of the race moving into the final spots on the podium, while a late restart saw Mullen take the win and Nygaard finish fourth of the third night in a row.

Nygaard returned to Huset’s for the final race of the weekend. The eighth fastest lap and a runner-up in the heat race saw Nygaard go four-for-four on the weekend making the redraw.

Starting third in the final feature of the week, Nygaard spent most of the race in and around the top five, but ended the night with his fourth top 10 of the week, ending the week in ninth.

It was also a good points week for Nygaard. He will continue his quest for an 11th NOSA title on Friday night at River Cities with a 14 point lead.

Thanks to our great sponsors for their continued support!

Auto Finance Super Center

Your Vision Construction

Dahlstrom Motors Inc.

Ground Round Grill & Bar-Grand Forks, ND

Forks Finest Auto Body

Northland Custom Woodworking

Valvoline Tire One Auto Center

GRP Motorsports

Tammy Howard, Greenberg Realty

Burggraf’s Ace Hardware

Bosh Enterprises

J.M.S Motorsports

2021 Stats:

Races: 25

Wins: 1

Top Fives: 13

Top Tens: 18

 

 

Ramey Prepares for Pair of Races Following Rainy Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (July 15, 2021) - Mother Nature won out last weekend and kept Gunner Ramey at home instead of a race track.

"It's unfortunate that we weren't able to get out there over the weekend, but it's just one of those things you can't control," he said.

The Terry Doogs Racing driver had intended to run a local show at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Saturday night before rain washed out the night of competition.

Ramey used the time away from the track in the race shop, preparing for a busy upcoming weekend when he will battle on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Warrior Region before heading to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

"U.S. 36 Raceway is where I turned my first-ever laps in a winged sprint car so it's always special to go back there," he said. "It's a super fun place to race and I've always enjoyed going there. The track is fun and fast and we're looking to get a top 10 there on Friday night."

Ramey has made one career start at the high-banked track, which came in 2020 when he finished 12th in the feature.

As for Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, Ramey said he is looking to carry over positive results from Friday.

"The key is going to be a good qualifying effort to set us up for a good night," he said. "It all starts in qualifying. If we can do a good job there and start off strong, it makes it a little bit easier to start near the front of the field for the feature."

Ramey has a best finish of 10th during four starts at Knoxville Raceway this season.

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Embry Snow Removal

Embry Snow Removal is a commercial and residential snow removal company located in Sedalia, Mo. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/EmbrySnowRemoval .

"I'm so happy to have Embry Snow Removal on board with us this year," Ramey said. "They're like family to me and I love that they're excited to be a part of our program."

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, STAX, Next LED, Starline Brass, Sure Coat Powder Coating, Retrieving Freedom, G&T Farms, Ostrich Racing Engines, Mid-Mo Equipment, T.R. Welding, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Climbs to Third in Huset's Speedway Standings After Another Top-10 Performance

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 15, 2021) - Jack Dover moved into third place in the championship standings at Huset's Speedway last Sunday thanks to his seventh top 10 of the season at the track.

Dover, who was driving for Rick and Chris Bowers, qualified ninth quickest and won a heat race to make the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 6 to start the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association feature on the outside of the third row. Dover battled near that position throughout the race before finishing seventh.

"It was an efficient night," he said. "We'd have liked to qualify better, but that still put us on the front row of a heat race and we won that to make the feature redraw so that's the main objective. We needed to make a couple of changes to have a car that could move forward in the feature, but we were able to maintain against a pretty stout field so it was a positive night."

The result moved Dover up one position in the Huset's Speedway standings. He is only 38 points out of the lead.

Dover plans to return to his car for a pair of races this weekend. It begins on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series before shifting to I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on Saturday for an MSTS Series show. The weekend wraps up with another trip to Huset's Speedway on Sunday in the Bowers' No. 81 sprint car.

"We've had successful trips to each track this season so we have high expectations going into this weekend," he said. "Our goal is get back into Victory Lane and I feel confident we will have a shot at doing that all three nights."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (6).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Speedway Engines

Speedway Engines builds and repairs racing engines for a variety of racing divisions. For more information, visit https://www.speedwaymotors.com/ .

"Speedway builds reliable engines with great horsepower," Dover said. "I've had a long friendship with Zach Woods, who is a head guy of the engine shop. Zach and the team have helped my racing program reach new heights. They do modified motors, late model motors, really any type of motors so they don't just specialize in sprint car stuff."

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

 

 

Pair of Top-5s for Covington at Grizzly Nationals

CG Motorsports- Glenpool, Ok. (July 15th, 2021) Matt Covington ended last weekend’s Grizzly Nationals with 5th and 4th place finishes aboard his Triple X/Shark Racing Engines mount with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Gallatin Speedway.

Matt began Friday night with a 4th place effort in the heat after starting 6th. These results sat Matt in the 10th starting position for the feature. Covington broke into the top 5 within the first few laps. He was able to battle into 3rd at one point, but was shuffled back to 5th again by the race’s end.

“We would have liked to had the podium, but we made the most of the night after starting 10th,” Matt commented. “I don’t think we had anything for the leaders, but I made a small mistake there that cost me 3rd to Westbrook. Once the track got abrasive, I didn’t have many opportunities to get it back.”

Saturday night had the A-Rock Materials/Loose Change machine starting from the pole in the heat race. Using it to his advantage, Matt jumped out front early and grabbed the win. This effort granted Covington the 6th starting position in the feature. During the A, Matt moved around the top 5, but ultimately crossed the finish line in 4th.

“Saturday, we were fast in the heat race, just didn’t get any passing points from the pole,” said Matt. “We were decent in the feature. But again, just a bit off speed wise to contend for the win and found myself battling with Hickel most of the race for 3rd. Unfortunately, he got back by me and we were stuck in 4th when the rubber arrived. But we’ve got good consistency, we just need to find that extra speed to get the wins.”

Next up for Matt and the team will be US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this coming weekend.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2021 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Loose Change, South Plains Towing, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, and T&L Foundry.

2021 STATS: Starts-21, Wins-1, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP:
7/09/21 US 36 Raceway - Osborn, Mo

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.flosports.tv and http://www.RacinBoys.com for paid, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2021 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2021 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Austin Liggett Parks in Placerville Speedway Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though the double header weekend got off to a rough start on Friday night, it nearly ended it perfect fashion for Austin Liggett as he picked up the win in Midget action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, and was in position to contend for the Sprint Car win on a late restart.

“Friday night was about as brutal of a night as you could have,” Austin Liggett said. “We blew up our Midget motor, and we got taken out while running third in the Sprint Car. On top that it was in 110-degree heat, and it made for a really tough night.”

On very little sleep, Liggett and his team were busy on Saturday morning installing a backup bullet in the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology Midget before making the tow up to Placerville Speedway.

With help from Matt Wood Racing, the finishes touches were competed in the pit area, and Liggett was ready for the night ahead amidst another night of brutal temperatures.

Timing in seventh fastest in Midget time trials, Liggett and team would make some adjustments with the backup engine being a tick off from their primary piece. Finishing fourth in heat race action, the Tracy, CA driver would find himself on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

On a very hooked up and fast surface when the race went green, Liggett would flex his muscle as he worked around the ¼ mile bullring. Turning in lighting fast laps as the track quickly started to slick off and widen out, Liggett would soon find himself in traffic as Shane Golobic slowly erased the gap.

Getting through traffic with no hiccups at all, Liggett would go on to pick up his third win of the season in dominating fashion.

Sprint Car action saw Liggett get off to a better start as he would time in fifth fastest on this night. The start of his heat race would be a wild one, as cars would tangle in front of him and leave him with nowhere to go.

Enduring damage to his front end, Liggett would be forced to retire from the heat as he made repairs for the feature event.

Lining up ninth on the starting grid, the track would continue to widen out as the laps clicked off and the cushion built up on both ends of the speedway.

Slowly working his way forward, Liggett would find himself well inside the Top-5 in the race’s closing laps as he would battle for a spot on the podium.

The last lap would feature some fireworks that saw the two leaders get themselves into trouble, which would set up a green-white-checkered finish where Liggett would restart in second.

Looking to make a move on the restart, Liggett would charge into turns one and two up on the cushion but he would trip the cushion on exit and it would see him get his machine sideways and bring out the yellow.

Though he was able to restart, Liggett would pick up a couple positions on the next green-white-checkered and garner a 10th place finish.

“I really want to send a huge thank you to my entire team for working so hard in what was an incredibly exhausting weekend,” Liggett added. “With the weather and running two cars on back to back nights really is insane. If it wasn’t for y parents, Matt, Landon, Angela, Alie, and Bret, I wouldn’t have been able to do any of it.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, ZMAX Racing Oil, and Transport Products Unlimited for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-3, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Liggett will return to action on July 24th at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for another night of USAC West Coast 360 and USAC Western States Midget action.

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

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USAC “Mid-America Midget Week” to Wrap up at Jefferson County Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 15, 2021) – The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget series “Mid-America Midget Week” will come to a rousing conclusion on Friday and Saturday with the Fourth Annual Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway

Two full nights of competition will conclude with Saturday night’s 40-lap feature winner pocketing $10,000 as more than $40,000 in winnings will be distributed over the course of the two-day tilt thanks to the support of the community.

After a Sweet Springs rainout on Sunday, USAC Mid-America Midget Week officially kicked off with Daison Pursley blasting past Zach Daum and then Kevin Thomas, Jr., to capture his first career National win at Red Dirt Raceway’s “Tuesday Night Thunder” in Meeker, OK.

Wednesday’s Tenth Chad McDaniel Memorial at Beloit, Kansas’s was plagued by lingering showers and will be contested on Thursday night, shifting the scheduled Shrimp Boil at Jefferson County Speedway from Thursday to Saturday afternoon from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the north side of the track with everyone welcome to join in.

The Friday night card will utilize the standard USAC Midget format of qualifying, heat races and feature events with the Friday night outcome seeding the field for Saturday night with the Friday finish essentially used as the qualifying order for Saturday night heat races to be followed by the championship feature events.

The event co-sanctioned with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association will be accompanied on both nights by the NOW 600/Jay-Husker Non-Wing and Restricted “A” Class Micro Sprints.

After Justin Grant topped the inaugural USAC Midwest Midget Championship in 2018, Tyler Courtney has topped the finale over each of the past two years with Jason McDougal and reigning USAC Midget champion Chris Windom snaring preliminary feature wins.

California’s Buddy Kofoid leads the charge to Nebraska ahead of defending series champion Chris Windom with Emerson Axsom, Justin Grant and Tuesday night winner Daison Pursley filling out the current top five in series points as a stellar field of competitors is expected for the weekend.

Past USAC National Midget Winners at Jefferson County Speedway:

8/2/16 – Chad Boat

8/1/17 – Tanner Thorson

7/14/18 – Justin Grant

7/12/19 – Jason McDougal

7/13/19 – Tyler Courtney

7/17/20 – Chris Windom

7/18/20 – Tyler Courtney

General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults on Friday night and $25 on Saturday with High School students and younger just $5 each night. Reserved seating is $25 per night (available in two-day packages only) and are available online at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab.

Unlimited general admission tickets will be sold day of show beginning at 5:00 p.m. with reserved seating only presale as described above.

All-access pit passes will be unlimited and available at the pit gate on day of show only.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with Qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m. with a free concert each night after the races at the beer garden.

Camping with electric and water hookups is available just a few hundred feet from the track by reserving online at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab. Additional camping and area information is available at https://www.visitoregontrail.org/ or http://fairburychamber.org/.

For more information, follow the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MidwestMidgetChampionship or call 405-823-8095.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. IS BACK IN ACTION CLOSE TO HOME ON SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Chino Hills, CA, July 14, 2021) One of the hottest drivers in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Eddie Tafoya Jr., will return to action this Saturday night, July 17th, when the series returns to its home track, Perris Auto Speedway. The famous Riverside County half mile clay oval is located 30 minutes east of Tafoya’s home in Chino Hills, California.

In only his second full season racing powerful 410 sprint cars, Tafoya has suddenly caught the attention of fellow competitors and fans alike. Racing the sleek Specialty Fasteners #51T, the young driver has reeled off three top 10 finishes in his last four races. Three of the races have taken place at Perris and the handsome driver has placed fourth, eighth and 18th in them. The 18th place finish is very deceiving as he had a series best second-place locked up when he ran out of fuel with a handful of laps to go. While frustrated with that finish, he received some redemption a month later when he crossed under the checkered flag in fourth which is his best outing thus far in the series.

Two weeks ago, Tafoya took a hard fought sixth-place finish at the Santa Maria Speedway.

Tafoya’s recent prowess in main events has ties to his qualifying efforts each night. In the last four races he has qualified in the upper portion of the field each time. At Perris, he has timed in fourth, fifth and tenth at the last three races. Two weeks ago at Santa Maria, he was sixth fastest. Those top qualifying times are extremely important as it allows the 24-year-old to start closer to the front, and away from much of the mid-pack, and back of the field chaos in the main events.

Tafoya hopes to continue his recent meteoric rise in the series championship point standings on Saturday. Coming into the event three races ago, he was ranked 29th. Going into this Saturday’s race, he is tied for 14th and is a mere 15-points out of 13th and 26-points out of 12th.

Fans coming to the Perris race will have an extra chance to meet the personable young driver and the #51T crew at the on-track autograph session during intermission. In addition to the autographs and photos, there will be free candy for all children.

The 2021 Team Tafoya shirts are proving to be extremely popular with fans. You can meet the driver and his crew in the pits after any of the upcoming USAC/CRA races and pick up a shirt while you are down there. For those who cannot make it to the track, contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. on his Instagram or Facebook page and he will be able to take your order and ship a shirt to you.

For fans who would like to attend Saturday’s show featuring the best 410 non-wing sprint car drivers west of the Mississippi, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. Tickets are available at the gate on Saturday or online 24-hours a day at www.tix.com. The track is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The office phone number is 951 940-0134 and the website is www.perrisautospeedway.com.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell. If you or your company would like to become a part of the team in 2021, please give them a call or send an Email to the contact information at the top of this press release.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2021 Race Results

1/12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th B Main

1/16 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 8th H Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

4-16 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th C Main

4-17 Paragon Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

6-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

This release produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 

 

RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR RETURNS TO SHARON SATURDAY AFTER A 5-YEAR ABSENCE FOR "BILL FORNEY MEMORIAL" FOR $3,199 TO-WIN PLUS RUSH SPRINTS, STOCKS & RUSH MODS

By Mike Leone

July 14, 2021

(Hartford, OH)…After a successful "Lou Blaney Memorial" last Saturday, Sharon Speedway will honor and remember another local racing legend this Saturday night (July 17) in the inaugural "Bill Forney Memorial". The program will feature the Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series racing for $3,199 to-win along with the Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars, Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks, and HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Race time is 7 p.m.

Bill Forney, one of, if not the greatest racer to ever wheel a Late Model in the region, passed away on August 10, 2019 at the age of 92. Forney made famous the candy-striped #199 Late Model, thus the additional $199 added in Memory of Bill from Bill's children, Mike Forney and Anita Carson. The inaugural event was scheduled for last year; however, was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Forney was a fixture at both Canfield and Sharon Speedways. Forney's racing prowess earned him the Late Model track championship at Sharon in 1964, and an unprecedented seven championships at Canfield (1959-1960, '61, '63, '65-66, '68) - a track that had a national reputation for tough as nails competition. All totaled, Forney had hundreds of feature wins, many at these two tracks. Forney was inducted into the inaugural Twin State Auto Racing Club's Hall of Fame in 2010, and is also a member of the Cloverleaf Speedway (Cleveland) Hall of Fame.

The RUSH Late Model Tour last appeared at Sharon in 2016 with Will Thomas III taking the victory. That was prior to the new red clay surface that has produced tremendous racing in recent years. The RUSH Late Models ran weekly at Sharon from 2011-2014. After a four-year hiatus, Sharon hosted a RUSH Weekly Series special last year that saw Max Blair top a 22-car field. Thomas is the division's all-time winner with 13 victories. The RUSH Late Model Tour will return September 10-11 during the "Apple Festival Nationals" racing for $4,000 to-win in an event presented by Zarin Truck & Auto.

In conjunction with the "Bill Forney Memorial" will be the Sharon/Canfield Speedways Drivers Reunion. Drivers that competed on the dirt at these speedways from 1949-1973 were invited to the event free of charge and will enjoy a complimentary dinner in the pavilion prior to the event. Special thanks to Jeff Teeters, Jeff Johnson, Steve Haefke, Joe Gabrielson, John Sandquist, Jr., and Wayne Tessean for their generous contributions to cover the cost of complimentary meals for the retired drivers. The fathers of all these racers competed during this era.

Drivers/car owners that have confirmed their attendance include John Czoka, Tom Czoka, Skip Evans, Mike Forney, Butch Haefke, Tim Henrich, Jeep Iacubucci , Tom Jarrett, Bobby Johnson, Dan Lewis, Sr., Terry May, Ed McGarry, Clair Mizner, Ron Novak, Jerry Postlethwait, Jerry Rydarowicz, John Sandquist, Michael Saverko, Tubby Tessean, Bob Williams, Wally Yeager, and Dave Yobe.

Virginia racer Kyle Hardy leads the way with five wins as he also sits atop the standings of both the $12,000 to-win RUSH Late Model Tour and the $5,000 to-win Weekly Series Championships. Hardy's Tour points lead is 51 over defending three-time champion Jeremy Wonderling. Joe Martin trails Wonderling by 10 points as he's strung together six top five Tour finishes in the last seven shows. Michael Duritsky, Jr., J.J. Mazur, Bud Watson, Kyle Lukon, Ryan Frazee, John Waters, and Cory Sines complete the top 10 in points.

The Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars will make their fifth appearance of the season on Saturday night. Gale Ruth, Jr. leads the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series with four Series wins overall at four different tracks, but has yet to win at Sharon. Seventeen-year-old Nolan Groves has been impressive at Sharon with two wins and a runner-up finish. The 2018 and 2019 champion, Chad Ruhlman, is atop RUSH's $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship standings with two victories including the most recent on June 26 at Sharon, and also leads the all-time win list at the track with five victories. Veteran Rod George won the May 22 show at Sharon. On June 5, an all-time record high RUSH Sprint Car count of 23 was established.

Due to rain and some scheduled nights off, the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks have completed just three events this season and haven't raced since the June 12 "Steel Valley Nationals". Chris Schneider's victory in the $10,000 event denied Curt J. Bish of starting the season off with three straight victories and his bid for two straight $10,000 "Steel Valley Nationals" wins. Bish, the 2019 track champion, has a nine-point edge on 2018 champion Chris McGuire, who appeared headed to victory on Saturday before tagging the fence and suffering a flat tire 10 laps from the finish. Chase Lambert, Larry Kugel, and Coleton Walters are third through fifth in points. The Stocks will race for the $700 to-win payoff on Saturday night if 24 or more cars are present.

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds return on Saturday night for their fifth show of the 2021 season. Drivers will not only be battling for Sharon points, but also the $3,500 to-win Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Weekly Series and the $1,000 to-win Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship. Chas Wolbert has won two features to date to lead the Sharon points by 10 over Justin Shea, who leads both the Weekly Series and "Route 7 Rumble" Series points. Tony Tatgenhorst, 14-year-old Ben Easler, and two-time champion Kole Holden complete the top five. At the most recent show on June 26, Jacob Wolfe captured his first career win and earned $500 with a full field of cars on hand.

There is no Sharon registration fee. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2021 season, please bring the registration form with you completed http://www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/RegistrationFormSharon2021.pdf

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone. The fan zone, which includes a concessions and restrooms, debuted in 2020 during the COVID-19 shortened season. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon. All gates this Saturday will open at 4 p.m. Warm-ups for the RUSH Late Models will be at approximately 6:15 followed by group qualifying and heat races at 7.

Grandstand/fan zone admission for those 14 and over is $15. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be upgraded on race night at the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $35. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted. Coming up next Saturday (July 24) will be the return of the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars racing for $3,000 to-win plus Pro Stocks, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

RacinBoys Airing ASCS National Tour Event and ASCS Regional Show This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 14, 2021) - A pair of winged sprint car shows fill this weekend's schedule of live video broadcasts for the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers will be shown the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., as well as the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Lone Star Region race at Revolution Park in Monroe, La., on Saturday.

The live streamed events have improved quality and bonuses this year, including additional cameras, replays and new graphics packages.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription entails all live video coverage, which includes nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event as well as numerous other series throughout the Midwest, including ASCS regional action, the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series and more.

RacinBoys offers a monthly package to view all of its video content - live and On-Demand - for only $29.99 monthly or $249.99 for an annual subscription.

Also, don't forget to download the RacinBoys app on IOS, APPLE TV, ANDROID, ANDROID TV, ROKU and FIRESTICK TV to have access to the video content.

A trio of drivers are within 33 points of each other in the battle for the top spot in the ASCS National Tour championship standings entering this Friday's show. Blake Hahn has a 25-point advantage over J.J. Hickle with Matt Covington only eight points back.

Hahn leads the series with four wins. Hickle and Scott Bogucki, who ranks fifth in the standings, rank second with three wins each.

Paxton Gregory is atop the ASCS Mid-South Region standings and Casey Burkham in the ASCS Lone Star Region standings heading into this weekend's regional show at Revolution Park.

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Driever Enjoys Career-Best Weekend With ASCS National Tour at Gallatin Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BELGRADE, Mont. (July 14, 2021) - Tyler Driever captured his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour top-10 result last Saturday during the Grizzly Nationals finale at Gallatin Speedway.

The doubleheader featured a pair of career-best outings for Driever, who also garnered an 11th-place result during the opener last Friday.

"We've had a struggle with pill draws," he said. "The first night we pulled the No. 2 so we were pretty excited about that. I started pole of the heat race with Logan Forler to the outside of me. He got me on the start and we ran second."

The runner-up result advanced Driever into the feature redraw. He pulled the highest number - eight - to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I struggled really bad on the start," he said. "I'd never been in an A Main with the national caliber drivers. Once the green flag dropped they went and it was like four wide on the start. I was overdriving the car and spun out. I went all the way to the back. Then I drove from around 22 nd to 11th. We got a grasp of what to do and who we are racing against."

The strong rebound added confidence for Driever heading into the finale on Saturday.

"I drew the No. 6, which was great, so I started pole again in our heat race," he said. "The outside guy got me on the start. The bottom was definitely not where you wanted to be. The top was really fast."

Driever placed third in his heat race to earn the 12th starting spot in the main event. He continued to move forward en route to an eighth-place outing.

"The track rubbered up super quick, but it was fun," he said. "It was a good experience racing against those drivers and seeing how aggressive they are. It's a pretty good confidence booster. A top 10 with the national guys makes us feel good."

Driever will take this weekend off before resuming competition July 23-24 at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region.

"I think the aggressiveness that those national drivers showed me will help me," he said. "They go on the first lap. There's no hanging around. It's about passing as many cars as you can. I think seeing that aggressiveness will help me later on in the ASCS Frontier Region races."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 11 (8).

July 10 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 23-24 at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TD33tracing

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tylerdriever33t/

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"Fokus Graphics & Design has been with our team for six years," Driever said. "Jason Mora, who owns the company, is a racer himself and has been involved in dirt bikes and snowmobiles throughout his life. Jason has always been awesome to us and I'm glad to be a part of the Fokus family."

Driever would also like to thank Project Filter Idaho Fights Tobacco, Conrad & Bischoff, zMAX Race Products, Larson-Miller Medical Waste Disposal Service, Let's Ride Powersports, King Racing Products, PitStopUSA, K1 RaceGear, Shark Racing Engines and HRP Racing for their continued partnership and offers support to the Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

 

 

Rustad Garners Hard Charger Award During Solid Night at Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 14, 2021) - Tony Rustad continued to gain experience and show improvement last Sunday at Huset's Speedway.

The 410ci sprint car rookie overcame a heat race incident midway through the night to finish 16th in the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association main event after starting 24th. That earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"It wasn't too bad of a night," he said. "We made almost all of our laps, except for a few in the heat race. That's one of our goals each night as we continue to learn.

"We were the Hard Charger in the feature. Granted, that was mainly due to cars dropping out. But we avoided crashes to finish and toward the end of the race we were running lap times within a tenth or two of the top five, so that was reassuring."

Rustad began the night by timing in 13th quickest out of 25 drivers.

"We missed the heat race invert by one spot," he said. "If we were 12 th, we would've started on the pole of our heat race. I felt pretty good about our time, since the car pushed in the middle of the turn and I had to get on the brakes. I think we learned why the car was doing that and we should be better next time."

Rustad's heat race ended early after contact with the wall.

"We made some changes to the car and it hooked up a little too much," he said. "It wheelied coming out of turn four and went up to the frontstretch wall before I could get the tires back on the ground to steer it. The right rear tire smacked the wall. I pulled in and the Jacob's Ladder was twisted into a pretzel. We replaced it before the feature."

Rustad's heat race DNF relegated him to the 24th starting position in the A Main.

"The race started out well," he said. "We passed five cars on the outside in the first lap. But I gave them up later as the bottom line was faster once everyone got going.

"I felt better in the car as the race went on. Most of the others had their fastest laps early in the race. Mine was on Lap 23. It was good to run the entire race and get more laps for experience."

Rustad is looking forward to returning to Huset's Speedway this Sunday.

"We learned some more things that I think will make us faster moving forward," he said. "Also, we're going to run our nice shocks for the first time. We've just been running standard shocks so far this year. I'm excited to see how the new ones perform."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: DNF (5); Feature: 16 (24).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyRustad

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2Xtreme-Racing-243238039097395

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"Bang Energy Drink is distributed by Pepsi and Tim Haubrich of Pepsi has been with us since we first started racing over 20 years ago," Rustad said. "It's difficult to find a long-term sponsor you can rely on every year. They've made a huge difference to our racing operation and we greatly appreciate their support."

Rustad would also like to thank Olsen Electric, Tim Rustad Construction, Christoffels Hair Restoration, Bill Habben Construction, KISD 98.7 FM and The Barrel House for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Hustle at Huset's to Score Fourth Win of Season

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 14, 2021) - Justin Henderson continued his winning ways behind the wheel of the Mike Sandvig owned No. 7 Sunday night for his third win of the season at Huset's Speedway and fourth overall.

"It's too bad we didn't get to race Knoxville as well as our car is as good as it's ever been and I'm very confident every time we hit the track," Henderson said. "To be winning like we are and running up front, it's makes it easy to smile and have fun at the track each week."

Henderson was scheduled to compete on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, but persistent rain showers cancelled the evening's Corn Belt Clash. The team turned its focus to Sunday's jaunt with the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and made the five-hour trip north to Huset's Speedway.

Henderson, who sat second in the track standings entering the night, showed speed early by timing in quickest overall among 25 drivers with a lap of 10.793 seconds. He then advanced two positions in a heat race to finish second.

"We obviously were fast out the gate as we got quick time and it put us in a good spot to begin the night," he said. "We were able to pass some cars in the heat and when things click like that you know you've got a shot to win come feature-time."

Henderson earned the second starting spot for the A Main thanks to the feature redraw and he rocketed off the outside front row, using the high side to take the lead on the opening circuit. However, it wasn't smooth sailing as he was suffering from a bent radius rod and nearly crashed as he tagged the wall in turn one trying to avoid a sideways car on Lap 10.

"We hit a rut on like Lap 4 and that bent the radius rod to a point that the wheels were pretty much pointed in the wrong direction and I was fighting it pretty good just to keep the car straight," he said. "I really had to keep the car wound up on the top to be able to drive the thing the way it needed and it took everything I had to miss that car. And the contact certainly didn't help the car drive any easier."

Henderson was able to regroup, but lost the lead briefly on Lap 16 in traffic. He powered back into the lead one lap later on the outside and never looked back during the final nine circuits as he took the checkered flag by 0.435 of a second for his second NOSA Series triumph of the season. The win also moved him back into the lead in the Huset's Speedway standings.

"I wasn't trying to slow down, but I had to be careful with the race car given the circumstances with the damage," he said. "When you are up front and kind of babying the car you don't really know how fast you need to be going to stay out front. They caught up to me and once I saw that I knew I had to get going. From there out I just went as hard as the car would let me and we were lucky enough to get another win."

Next up for Henderson and Sandvig will be a two-race weekend as they'll return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for Van Wall Equipment Night during the Marion County Fair and Huset's Speedway on Sunday night. While Henderson and Sandvig are focused on championships at both tracks and being consistent, their recent speed and boost in confidence has them looking forward to the 60th annual Knoxville Nationals next month.

"As long we don't beat ourselves we're going to be pretty good this weekend and going forward," he said. "We've got a few weekends left before the Knoxville Nationals and we're just focused on doing our job each weekend and continuing to get faster as we go. However, you work all season to get to a point where you are competitive and have a shot come Knoxville Nationals time and I think we're at a point to where we can start dreaming a little bit and preparing for that, too."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Huset's Raceway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

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"Eszlinger Electric has been a great friend of the team and we're grateful for their support for the past two seasons," Team Owner Mike Sandvig said. "We could not do this without supporters like them and I'm glad to have them apart of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank Powersports.com, Morton Buildings, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Emory Transmission, Heartland Kitchen Solutions DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Rider Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Backed Bogucki Resolves Fueling Problem to Capture Grizzly Nationals Finale

Inside Line Promotions - BELGRADE, Mont. (July 14, 2021) - Scott Bogucki wrapped up the annual Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour trip to the West on a good note.

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver battled two frustrating weekends in Washington before rebounding in a big way last weekend when he placed fourth on Friday before winning the Grizzly Nationals finale on Saturday at Gallatin Speedway.

"We finally had a good run," he said. "We had been struggling and faced fueling issues on Friday. Luckily we got that sorted out."

Bogucki ran strong on Friday despite the fuel frustration. He won a heat race from the pole and battled for a podium throughout the main event before ending fourth.

"We just had such bad fueling issues," he said. "I couldn't roll out of the throttle. I'd get tight and slip off the bottom. It was quite difficult. We almost hung onto a podium, but lost it on the last lap."

Saturday was a better day for the team as Bogucki advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. That earned a spot into the feature redraw for the second straight night and this time he pulled the No. 1 to garner the pole position for the 25-lap feature.

"Logan Forler took the lead right away and I knew you had to be in the lead when the rubber comes because it always comes there," he said. "I was able to slide Logan a couple of times. We had a really good race. Once I got in front I had to stay there. As I slid a lapped car I felt the rubber. I knew I had to ease into it slowly. The left rears rubber up and then rubber comes down the track."

Bogucki took the lead on Lap 10 and said he felt rubber soon after. He held on for his third triumph of the season.

Up next is a trip to U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., this Friday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (3).

July 10 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Bryant Paver Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.


 

Placerville Speedway hosts a diverse four-division extravaganza this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…The championship battle resumes this Saturday at Placerville Speedway with Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour all set to converge at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile.

Following a week off for the special USAC event last Saturday, local drivers and teams are chomping at the bit to get things back underway, as we continue a hectic Summer of action in Old Hangtown. As always, Placerville Speedway will offer Coors Light/ Coors Banquet Happy Hour and Live Music from 4-6pm prior to the races. Arrive with your appetite to enjoy some of the highest rated racetrack food in Northern California at the Speedway Café.

The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars will contest their 10th event of the season on Saturday. Sebastopol youngster Joel Myers Jr. continues to maintain a healthy 34-point lead in the standings over Andy Forsberg with five events remaining. The hottest driver as of late however, has certainly been Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick. The 19-year-old has captured the last two races and has earned six top-five finishes in his eight starts.

Last time out with the Winged 360s it was rookie driver Landon Brooks who turned some heads, leading laps in the feature and ultimately finishing fifth at the checkered. The Yuba City driver will be gunning for another solid performance on Saturday. Additional competitors looking to put their names towards the front of the field will include Andy Gregg, Shane Hopkins, Justin Bradway, CJ Humphreys, Jimmie Trulli and others.

The Pure Stock division has been all about Nick Baldwin this season, who looks to continue his epic campaign on Saturday. The Oakley competitor is fresh off his fifth victory of the year during the recent 4th of July show and has extended his point lead to 50-markers over Kevin Jinkerson. Jonny Walsh, Ryan Peter and Stephanie Hanson complete the top-five. This weekend’s event will be the 11th outing of 2021 for the Pure Stocks.

The Mini Trucks are geared up for a return to the red clay and showcase a tight championship battle at the front. Rancho Cordova’s Mike Miller maintains a slim two-point lead over Thomas Jensen going into Saturday. Rookie racer Wyatt Lakin has battled through some adversity but still finds himself only six-points behind Jensen for the top-spot. It’ll be an exciting time with the truckers finally back in action for the first time in over a month.

The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will bring the electrifying competition of Non-Wing Sprint Cars back to Placerville for the second consecutive weekend. The back ‘em in sideways action of the Hunt Tour is always fun to watch on the bullring and will be a great part of the night on Saturday. Fair Oaks Jake Morgan, who suffered heartbreak on the final lap last week, claimed victory during the first appearance of the season for the tour back in April.

Adult tickets this Saturday July 17th cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13. Kids 6-11 cost $6 and those five and under are free. Grandstand seating is general admission, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Please note if patrons sit in a reserved seat, they may be asked to move.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at https://www.universe.com/embed2/events/2021-placerville-speedway-pts-race-12-tickets-placerville-HP04S6

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered from 4-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

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

Join over 14,300 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2021 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday July 17: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

Saturday July 24: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday August 7: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars| 16th annual Mark Forni Classic

 

Corey Day Opens Up Speedweek Northwest 2021 With Victory At Coos Bay Speedway
By Stephanie Deatherage

Coos Bay, Oregon- After being dormant in 2020 due to COVID-19, Speedweek Northwest presented by the Western Sprint Tour made a triumphant return to Coos Bay Speedway on Monday, July 12th. It was the first Speedweek bout since July 13th, 2019, at Cottage Grove Speedway. Eighteen teams made the journey representing the American states of Oregon, California, and Idaho, and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

At the drop of the green flag of the thirty-lap feature, Justyn Cox stormed to the front. The West Sacramento, California racer of Cox and in the Doug and Kathy Rutz owned entry set a rapid pace but would slow down due to a caution on lap six. On the ensuing restart, Cox would be overtaken by the completion of the seventh circuit.

Fifth starting Corey Day was the one to pass Cox for the coveted first place position. The Clovis, California teenager continually worked the top side of the track constructing a sizable lead in the process. However, lapped traffic became a factor as the race remained green for several laps. Nevertheless, over time Corey would methodically work his way around the slower cars and maintain first place.

Despite never being to Coos Bay Speedway, Corey Day was master class. Leading the rest of the distance, he became the twenty-fourth different winner in one-hundred-twenty-one features with Speedweek Northwest. For Coos Bay Speedway, it is nine winners in nine years in series history at the facility.

Justyn Cox was a solid second while Rocklin, California’s Colby Copeland, who started ninth in the Jim and Annette Van Lare machine, rallied to a third-place finish. The rest of the top five consisted of Jacksonville teenager Tanner Holmes and Tyler Thompson, from Harrisburg, in fourth and fifth.

Earlier in the program, Sebastopol, California chauffeur Joel Myers Jr. shattered the track record lowering it to an impressive 11.667 seconds. The old mark was 12.212, set by D.J. Netto on July 10th, 2018. Heat race winners were Tyler Thompson, Roseville, California racer Jodie Robinson, and Yuba City youngster Drake Standley. Justyn Cox was the trophy dash winner, which earned him the inside front row starting position.

The second round of Speedweek Northwest takes the tour to Willamette Speedway on Tuesday, July 13th. For the latest news and information, be sure and follow along on the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page.

Race Results:
Speedweek Northwest Round #1
Monday, July 12th, 2021
Coos Bay Speedway
Coos Bay, Oregon

A-Feature: 1. Corey Day; 2. Justyn Cox; 3. Colby Copeland; 4. Tanner Holmes; 5. Tyler Thompson; 6. Jodie Robinson; 7. John Clark; 8. Matt Hein; 9. Steven Snawder; 10. James Setters; 11. Brian Boswell; 12. Patrick Desbiens; 13. Brad Bumgarner; 14. Austin Sause; 15. Joel Myers Jr.; 16. T.J. Richman; DNS Kinzer Cox; DNS Drake Standley

 

 

Big Ohio Week ahead for Reutzel after Pair of Wisconsin Top-Fives!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 13, 2021) – From the Badger State to Buckeye, a potentially lucrative week of racing in Ohio lies ahead for Aaron Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports No. 83 Sprint Car team.

Five consecutive nights of World of Outlaws competition in Ohio begins at Attica Raceway Park with Tuesday night’s “Brad Doty Classic”. From there, the action shifts to Eldora Speedway for the 38th Kings Royal on Wednesday and Thursday and then a makeup of last year’s 37th Kings Royal on Friday and Saturday. The Thursday and Saturday feature events both offer up a $175,000 winner’s share.

Reutzel and crew race into Ohio on a high note after picking off a pair of top-fives in three Wisconsin races over the past two weekends. And it would have been three-for-three if not for a faulty nose wing mount in the other feature event.

The three-race swing through Wisconsin began with the “Independence Day Spectacular” at New Richmond’s Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 2 and 3.

Reutzel found the Cedar Lake Speedway oval to his liking in his first visit, timing in third-quickest among his group and then winning his heat race en route to starting fifth in the feature event.

The Clute, TX, native raced on to a podium finish aboard the potent No. 83 machine.

“We were pretty decent all night, the curb went to the fence and that’s usually when I’m okay,” Reutzel says. “We made the right adjustments all night to stay with the track. I wish I would have gotten to the wing a little quicker, I wasted about ten laps. But when I got to it, I thought we were right there with those guys.”

It looked to be more of the same the following night with another strong qualifying effort of second and another heat race win before securing the front row outside starting position for the feature. Reutzel battled among the lead pack for the opening half of the 35-lapper until a faulty nose-wing brace created an ill-handling machine that Reutzel wrestled to a 13th-place finish on the night.

Staying in Wisconsin for this past Saturday’s “Badger 40”, Reutzel clocked in fourth and landed another Dash position with a runner-up finish in heat race action.

After starting the feature in fourth, Reutzel again raced amongst the lead handful of cars throughout the 40-lapper before finishing out the night with a strong fifth-place finish.

Reutzel has found his way to victory lane in past efforts at both of the tracks on the docket for this week.

He raced to a pair of Attica wins en route to his second of three All Star Circuit of Champions titles in 2019 and finished off both the 2018 and 2019 All Star championship campaigns with triumphs in the Eldora finale.

Most recently, Reutzel finished on the Attica podium a pair of times last year and also raced to his second career World of Outlaws Eldora runner-up finish earlier this season.

2021 Quick Stats: 52 races, 4 wins, 15 top-fives, 36 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and Eldora Speedway on Wednesday through Saturday. Those unable to attend can watch all the action live on www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

 

 

Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville, Iowa With three weeks remaining for sprint car drivers and teams to rally their fan’s support,

the Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship fundraiser for the National Sprint Car Hall of

Fame & Museum is heating up.

Currently Robbie Kendall holds the top spot by a slim margin of donations over both second place drivers

Jac Haudenschild and Dominic Scelzi, who are tied for second place. The biggest climb up the ladder to claim

the $20,000 first-place prize is McKenna Haase, who moved into fourth place over the weekend. Lance DeWease,

Carson McCarl, Brian Brown and the Black Pearl Race Team round out the top eight drivers and teams in the

running at this time.

The driver or team who has rallied their supporters to donate the largest amount of donations to the

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum before 6:00 PM Central on Saturday, July 31st, will be

awarded the $20,000 Priority Aviation Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship to help their team compete

in either this year’s 360 Knoxville Nationals or the 410 Knoxville Nationals this August. The driver or

team with the second amount of donations will receive $10,000, and the third place team will collect

$5,000.

Richard Marshall of Priority Aviation said, “My wife, Jennifer’s, and my idea from the start was to help a team

travel to Knoxville for the Nationals, and hopefully help a team that just needed a little extra help with the

travel and racing expenses”. “With the addition of $10,000 for second place in donations, and $5,000 for

third place in donations, we’re hoping to help two additional drivers or teams make their way to Knoxville

and help the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum along the way”, he said.

Race fans, sponsors, and supporters are encouraged to make their donations by calling the non-profit

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488 and letting the museum know which driver

or team you would like your donation to go towards before the contest ends on Saturday, July 31st. Likewise,

supporters can receive a museum membership through this donation by visiting SprintCarStuff.com and

entering their favorite drivers name on the last page after completing the membership form. Either way,

you’ll be helping your favorite driver and team make their way to this year’s Knoxville Nationals and also

be supporting the National Sprint Car Hall of fame & Museum.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the Priority Aviation $20,000

Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship fundraiser visit the museum’s website at www.sprintcarhof.com. And for

more information on this year’s 360 Knoxville Nationals and the 410 Knoxville Nationals visit knoxvilleraceway.com.

 

 

JEFF DYER HEADS TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY FOR SATURDAY’S USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE

(July 12, 2021, Yucca Valley, CA) Yucca Valley, California open wheel racer Jeff Dyer will return to action this Saturday night when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00.

Saturday will be Dyer’s fourth appearance in the USAC/CRA Series in 2021. In March on the Dirt Track At The Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, he placed 14th in the main event despite using a 360 against a field of 410s. His last appearance came at Perris in the prestigious “Salute to Indy” on May 22nd. On that night Dyer came from deep in the field in the B main to finish sixth and earn his spot in the 30-lap A Main. In the main that night, he came from starting last (22nd) to finish 17th. His best finish in the series this year was a 13th after starting 16th at the Santa Maria Raceway.

Dyer will be driving for longtime friend and car owner Cal Smith on Saturday. It will be the final time the combo competes with Smith’s Shaver Engine and Stinger Chassis. For future events, the duo will continue to race the same Shaver Engine, but they will switch to Dyers ITI Chassis.

Fans can get an up-close look at the #39 and meet Dyer at the intermission on track autograph session and free candy giveaway for kids.

On July 24th Dyer will switch back to his California Lightning Sprint Car to run in the “California Lightning Series Summer Classic” at the Santa Maria Raceway. The event will be part of “Winged Madness #1.” Dyer will enter that event fifth in CLS Series points.

For fans who would like to see Dyer race Saturday at Perris, tickets are available at the gate or online 24-hours a day at www.tix.com. The track is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The office phone number is 951 940-0134 and the website is www.perrisautospeedway.com.

Throughout the 2021 campaign, Dyer will be racing in memory of his grandfather, Glenn Sels.

Dyer Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2021 racing season possible. John Springstead Racing, T Shirts By Timeless, LDS Investigations, Hair Cuts by Susie, Amsoil, Dependable Machines, JC Auto and Repair, Schweitzer Racing and Crutchfield Race Engines. If you would like to be a part of the team in 2021, call or send an Email to the contact information at the top of this page.

Jeff Dyer’s 2021 Racing Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

3-13 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 15th A Main

3-26 Mojave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

3-27 Mojave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

4-3 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

4-10 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 20th A Main

4-17 Merced Speedway California Lightning/BCRA Civil War 7th A Main

5-15 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

5-29 Central Missouri Speedway POWRi Lightning Sprint Car Nationals 4th A Main

5-30 Central Missouri Speedway POWRi Lightning Sprint Car Nationals 12th A Main

6-5 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

 

 

Amdahl Produces Pair of Top-Five Finishes in South Dakota

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 13, 2021) - Elliot Amdahl charged to a pair of top-five finishes in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car action last weekend, placing fifth at I-90 Speedway on Saturday night before notching a fourth-place result at Huset's Speedway on Sunday.

"It wasn't exactly the weekend we were hoping for, but it went okay," said Amdahl, who moved forward in each race he competed in. "We tried a lot of different things with the car and felt we learned some things. We changed some things with the fueling of the motor and it felt like it had more power - more like what it was last year.

"We had the fastest lap in the feature at both tracks so we know we have speed, we just didn't show it in the results."

Amdahl advanced from sixth to third place in his heat race at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on Saturday before charging from 10th to fifth in the feature.

"I hit some ruts early in the feature and fell back to 12th," he said. "But then we were able to come back and finish fifth. The car tightened up a bit more than we wanted it to and that may have kept us from doing better."

Amdahl started third and finished second in his heat race at Huset's Speedway before rolling off sixth in the A Main starting grid.

"We were able to get from sixth to third rather quickly," he said. "We were hanging right with first and second when I tried running the top while the others were on the bottom. That didn't really work out and we wound up finishing fourth.

"The car was still a little too tight. The track didn't get as racy as we thought it would and the fast line stayed around the bottom. But it was still a good learning weekend and I got a familiar feel back with the car. Now we just need to fine-tune some things a bit and maybe be a little bit better on our setup."

Amdahl has a busy racing schedule ahead.

"I'm planning to race Steve Ziebarth's 360 with the MSTS Friday at Jackson, Saturday at I-90 and Tuesday at Rock Rapids," he said. "We're planning to run our 305 at Huset's on Sunday and possibly at I-90 on Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 5 (10).

July 11 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EARracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hughes Racing

Hughes Racing is a sprint car racing team owned by Chad Hughes and located in Hartford, S.D.

"I'm good friends with Hughes Racing and they've been great supporters of mine for the last three years," Amdahl said. "They've helped us out a lot over that time and we greatly appreciate all they've done for us."

Amdahl would also like to thank Dells Auto, REA Hybirds, Amdahl Beef, Cressman Sanitation, Sea Foam, B&B RV Storage & Service, Last Deck, Rockstar, Flandreau Vet Clinic and 212 The Boiling Point for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Hustles to Top 10 During Inaugural Iron Cowboy Classic at Action Track USA

Inside Line Promotions - JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 13, 2021) - Joey Amantea rebounded from a frustrating start to the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars Speedweek presented by Valley Forge Inc. that was littered with cancellations and bad luck to pick up an eighth-place finish last Wednesday during the finale hosted by Action Track USA.

Amantea also scored a 12th-place result at the track later in the night behind the wheel of his family owned wingless micro sprint. He then competed in the division on Friday at Linda's Speedway, but suffered a DNF as a result of a mechanical failure after starting on the pole.

"The Speedweek deal just didn't really go our way at all and luckily we were able to salvage something good to close it out," he said. "Racing has a funny way of knocking you down and you've just got to be able to pick yourself up and move on quickly."

Amantea kicked off the week on Wednesday at the oval in Kutztown, Pa., which hosted the inaugural Iron Cowboy Classic. He began the night by moving forward two positions in a heat race to finish seventh and earn the 13th starting position in the A Main. On a track that featured slide jobs and aggressive racing, Amantea powered forward five positions to finish eighth for his 12th top 10 of the season. He also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"The track was really tricky in the heat race and we didn't have much luck in the heat race," he said. "In the feature we made up some ground and got the Hard Charger Award and it went better than I expected. I think track position was really key and we just needed to be better early in the night."

Amantea again moved forward two positions in a heat race to finish second in his micro sprint. He lined up eighth for the feature, but struggled with track conditions and the car setup to finish 12th for his 19 th top-15 outing of the year.

"We just missed the boat badly setup-wise and we just were not very good at all," he said. "We tried something and it just wasn't a good call, so we'll chalk it up to a learning experience."

Amantea closed out the weekend on Friday at Linda's Speedway, where he started off the night by winning a heat race from the pole position. A fortunate feature redraw lined him up on the pole for the feature. Amantea led the first half of the race before engine woes ended his night early.

"We struggled with overheating issues early in the night, but the pill draw was my friend for once and we ended up winning a heat and getting the pole," he said. "We had a really fast car and we were going to win that race, but ultimately bad luck came into play. It really stinks losing races like that, but we'll get the car fixed up and move on to the next one."

Next up for Amantea will be a trip to Action Track USA on Wednesday in the wingless micro sprint followed by a first-ever visit to the newly constructed Bloomsburg Fair Raceway in Bloomsburg, Pa., on Saturday with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars.

"Bloomsburg will be a bit of an unknown as they have not really done a lot of racing there, so there isn't a whole lot to base things off of coming into it," Amantea said. "However, it could really even the playing field and we're going into it with no expectations and an open mind."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 7 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. (Non-Wing Sprint Car) - Heat race: 7 (9); Feature: 8 (13).

July 7 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. (Wingless Micro Sprint) - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 12 (8).

July 9 - Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: DNF (1).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., and Saturday at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway in Bloomsburg, Pa., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stinger Race Fuel Products

Stinger Race Fuel Products is exclusive to Insinger Performance and offers a broad range of performance fuels that include Leaded, Unleaded, Ethanol-focused, Methanol/Racing Alcohol and Non-Ethanol choices to meet the needs of those within the racing community. To contact a Stinger Race Fuel Products technical expert, call (302) 273-3982 or visit https://insingerperformanceinc.com/stinger-race-fuel/ .

"To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

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

 

 

Brian Brown Eyeing Double Kings Royal Week After Successful NASCAR Truck Series Debut

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 13, 2021) - A busy summer continues as Brian Brown heads to Ohio to tackle a pair of $175,000-to-win Kings Royal events this week.

The sprint car spectacle comes on the heels of Brown making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut last Friday with Kyle Busch Motorsports at his home track of Knoxville Raceway.

July 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (NASCAR Truck Series) - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (15).

"Going into it my crew chief and I talked and we felt if we could get a top-15 finish that'd be a great night," Brown said. "I felt like I got shuffled every single double file and got myself a little behind. I charged my way back to where I started. I didn't listen to my spotter enough. He was yelling 'inside' and I kept coming down and there was a guy there and spun out. I lost all my track position. By that point we were halfway through or three quarters through the race. We were two laps down and were able to get those back by racing smart. Without all the wrecks we'd probably be around that top-15 mark. After all the wrecks we ended up eighth.

"I'm thankful for everybody at KBM for giving me that opportunity. The team was professional in every sense of the word. Thanks to Casey's and Rowdy Energy for their support and to Whisps Snacks and FVP for coming on board also. It was an awesome experience and one I'll never forget."

UP NEXT - Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"It's really unheard of," Brown said. "It's awesome for a track to pay $175,000 to win, but it's even more unbelievable and exciting that it pays $175,000 to win twice in one week. Eldora has always been known when Earl (Baltes) had it that 'We're going to do crazy stuff and be cutting edge.' Since Tony (Stewart) bought it its been the same thing. I think it will be well received by the fans and will be four days of great racing. After the year we had last year with COVID it's awesome to see the fans supporting sprint car racing.

"I felt we were really good there in May. We qualified well. We got spun at the beginning of Night 1 and still came back to 10th. The second night we started 10th or 11th and ran it up to sixth. I don't feel I'm one of the elite cars there, but I feel I'm on the cusp of being in contention."

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ti64

Ti64 Produces top-of-the-line titanium bolts and accessories. For more information, visit http://www.Ti64.com.

"Ti64 has been a long-time partner of our team," Brown said. "They provide all the bolts for our cars. They build the lightest and strongest titanium bolts on the market."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, MSD Ignition, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, FSR Racing Products, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .


 

July 12, 2021
Westfall and Ray Marshall score consecutive top-fives in Gas City and Atomic starts

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (July 12, 2021) – A productive weekend for the Ray Marshall Motorsports stable, primary wheelman, Matt Westfall, took advantage of his two-race sweep and rattled off back-to-back top-five performances aboard the “Bumblebee Express” No. 33M, visiting familiar territory in Gas City I-69 Speedway and Atomic Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 9-10.

Westfall, a one-time winner thus far in 2021, kicked-off his weekend with Gas City’s Beach Night Bash on Friday, ending the contest fifth in the running order after starting sixth on the evening grid; a runner-up finish during heat race competition allowed Westfall to automatically qualify for the 25-lap finale.

Westfall’s Saturday night top-five at Atomic Speedway occurred during Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) competition, utilizing the pole position to lead the first two circuits before fading slightly to third. The pilot of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/non-wing sprinter ignited his evening at the Atomic highbanks with the fastest qualifying time during his respective group, followed by a fourth-place finish during his respective heat race; Westfall earned the pole via redraw.

“It was a pretty solid weekend for our team. I’m proud of everyone involved,” Matt Westfall expressed, a former BOSS Series champion for Ray Marshall Motorsports. “We owe it all to Ray Marshall. He loves everything about this sport and it’s his love and passion that allows us to do what we do. We’re going to take a much needed weekend break, but we’ll be back in action with BOSS in a few weeks.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will enjoy a weekend away from competition before returning to duty with another round of BOSS Series action, this time visiting Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania, on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

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

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

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

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

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished seventh in BOSS Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27. Earned first victory of 2021 during Kokomo Speedway start on April 9. Rallied from 17th to finish tenth during Kokomo’s non-wing portion of Grand Prix finale. Finished ninth during Friday program of Eldora’s #LetRaceTwo on Saturday afternoon, May 8. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during BOSS Series starts at Gas City (5th) and Lawrenceburg (8th) on May 14-15. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 30. Finished third at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, June 4. Finished ninth from 18th during Gas City start on Friday, June 11. Finished tenth during USAC Eastern Storm start at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, June 15. Earned back-to-back top-fives in BOSS action at Ohio Valley Speedway and Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 2-3. Finished fifth during Gas City I-69 Speedway start on July 9. Finished third during BOSS Series start at Atomic Speedway on July 10.

2021 Wins: 1 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9)


Hobaugh’s Lou Blaney Memorial effort cut short; Lernerville and Port Royal stand next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CHICORA, Pa. (July 12, 2021) – Chicora, Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh was well on his way to another impressive All Star Circuit of Champions finish at Sharon Speedway on Saturday evening, only to be denied by accidental contact with an infield tire on lap 17. The recent Sharon Speedway winner was battling in the runner-up position at the time of the incident, leading the first 12 circuits of the $8,000-to-win Lou Blaney Memorial before losing the top spot to eventual winner and full-time All Star, Spencer Bayston. Unfortunately, the incident left Hobaugh’s car unrepairable; he was scored 23rd.

Hobaugh, driver of the Hobaugh Motorsports, Krill Recycling, Laskowski Plumbing, Ridgeview Security, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Colliers Custom Kitchen and Bath, No. 40 sprint car, started from the outside-pole position for the Blaney 30-lapper, earning the front row by way of heat race victory, as well as dash victory; there were 43 cars entered for action.

“That wasn’t the end result we wanted, but we were right there, so it feels good to know where we stand,” Hobaugh said, who finished fifth against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Sharon Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. “We have a pretty solid notebook built for Sharon right now. Every time we’ve raced there, we’ve been fast. I think if we get lady luck on our side, we’ll get a win against the All Stars at that place.”

George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports will continue their 2021 season with another doubleheader in the Keystone State, set to visit Lernerville Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 16-17. Hobaugh’s visit to Lernerville will act as a primary test session for upcoming World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition, as the Greatest Show On Dirt will invade Sarver, Pennsylvania, for the annual $25,000-to-win Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 20.

SPECIAL THANKS:
George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Krill Recycling, Laskowski Plumbing, Ridgeview Security, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Colliers Custom Kitchen and Bath.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series live online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions live online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Lernerville Speedway live online at www.lernerville.tv.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports on Facebook: www.facebook.com/hobaughmotorsports

STATS:
2021 Wins: 1 (Sharon Speedway – May 15th)

2021 Highlights: Owns two podium finishes at Tri-City Raceway Park (second and third). Earned a Hard Charger Award at Port Royal Speedway and has finished as high as fourth during feature action. Finished 13th with the World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on May 22. Earned Hard Charger Award (22nd to 11th) during Sharon Speedway’s Western Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek visit on Saturday, June 5. Finished third at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, June 11. Finished fifth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek/All Star start at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Finished fifth during sprint car event at Sharon Speedway on June 26.


Dietrich 13th to fourth in Lou Blaney Memorial; Brad Doty Classic and Kings Royal ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 12, 2021) – “Double-D” Danny Dietrich has certainly found his rhythm in the Buckeye State, once again translating an All Star Circuit of Champions start into a top-five outcome, this time during Sharon Speedway’s 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 10. To make matters more impressive, Dietrich’s top-five commenced from row seven, using the 30-lap contest to power ahead from 13th to finish fourth; there were 43 cars on hand for the $8,000-to-win program.

Certainly no stranger to the area, Dietrich is a recent All Star Circuit of Champions winner at the Sharon Speedway short track, leading every circuit of the 30-lap Ohio Sprint Speedweek contest to score a $6,000 payday. Although it was a first-ever Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory for the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native, a first-ever Series triumph in Ohio, period, the win bumped Dietrich’s career total to 14 with America’s Series, many of which occurring in the Empire State.

“We really do love racing in Ohio, and we’ve decided to stay a little while longer,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car. “It was a last minute decision, for the most part, but we’re going to stick around and race the Brad Doty Classic at Attica, followed by all four nights of the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. I’m excited for the opportunity and I certainly wouldn’t be in this position without my crew, and of course, Gary Kauffman. He gives us what we need to be competitive and I am very much grateful for that.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with five World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts in five days, all of which activating with the $10,000-to-win Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 13.

A short, two-hour jaunt south out of Attica will lead Dietrich to his next destination, set to spend four days at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Wednesday through Saturday, July 14-17.

Highlighted with a pair of six-figure paydays, Eldora Speedway’s four-day blockbuster will feature two, separate $175,000-to-win Kings Royals, the 38th Annual Kings Royal on Thursday and the 37th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday, with a pair of preliminary events, Jokers Wild on Wednesday and the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, stacked in between. Each of the preliminary programs will award $10,000 paydays, creating a $380,000 potential for the five-day World of Outlaws stretch.

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

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. Also, be sure to follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of his available social media outlets 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, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

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

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 25
Top-10s: 36
Wins: 2

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

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

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

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25. Finished fourth from tenth at Lincoln Speedway on May 1. Finished second during the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS on May 2. Finished tenth during Lincoln’s Outlaw Tune-Up on Saturday, May 8. Finished sixth during West Virginia Motor Speedway’s Mountaineer Nationals on Saturday, May 22. Finished second during the Yellow Breeches program at Williams Grove Speedway on May 21. Rallied from 17th to finish fourth in Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third and seventh during stops at Williams Grove and Lincoln on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Capped All Star Speedweek second in championship standings. Earned Speedweek victory at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Earned All Star Speedweek top-tens at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Portsmouth Raceway Park. Capped 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek campaign with seven top-fives in eight contested events; earned 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Charged from 13th to fourth in 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 10.

2021 Wins: 2 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek


Zearfoss ninth in Wilmot visit; Attica and Eldora packs upcoming schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 12, 2021) – For the second time in as many weekends, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss powered his Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car to a top-ten outcome during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition, this time at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 10. Increasing his top-ten total to 11 with the Greatest Show On Dirt, Zearfoss finished ninth in his Badger State visit, bumping ahead one spot after starting tenth on the grid.

The Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native kicked-off his evening at Wilmot with the seventh-fastest time during qualifying time trials, finishing fourth during his respective heat race shortly thereafter.

“Things are clicking right now and we’re hoping to keep this momentum going, especially with such a big week ahead at Attica and Eldora,” Zearfoss said, who is currently tenth in the World of Outlaws driver standings. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work this year. It’s been an up and down season for us, but we refuse to settle. We know our potential and we plan to take full advantage of our speed this week. There’s so much money on the line over the next few weeks of our schedule. If we’re going to get hot, this is the time to do it.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year campaign with five Series starts in five days, all of which activating with the $10,000-to-win Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 13. Zearfoss is a former Brad Doty Classic champion, scoring what was an All Star sanctioned victory for a $10,000 payday on August 31, 2019.

A short, two-hour jaunt south out of Attica will lead Zearfoss to his next destination, set to spend four days at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Wednesday through Saturday, July 14-17.

Highlighted with a pair of six-figure paydays, Eldora Speedway’s four-day blockbuster will feature two, separate $175,000-to-win Kings Royals, the 38th Annual Kings Royal on Thursday and the 37th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday, with a pair of preliminary events, Jokers Wild on Wednesday and the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, stacked in between. Each of the preliminary programs will award $10,000 paydays, creating a $380,000 potential for the five-day World of Outlaws stretch.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 17
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 11

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Outlaws starts at Attica and Sharon on May 21-22. Finished tenth during Beaver Dam Raceway start on Saturday, June 19. Hard Charged from 19th to tenth during Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday, July 2. Finished ninth in Wilmot Raceway start on Saturday, July 10.

 

Justin Whittall hopes to recreate winning ways during upcoming visits to Williams Grove and Port Royal

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (July 12, 2021) – It has not been an easy stretch for Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall, highlighting his most recent attempt with a 19th-place score at the Port Royal “Speed Palace” on Saturday, July 10, but despite the frustration and poor luck, the recent Williams Grove Speedway main event winner is still plenty hungry for victory number two, aiming to return to his winning ways this Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal.

Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, No. 67 sprint car, scored his aforementioned Williams Grove Speedway win, a $6,000 triumph at that, on Friday, June 4. The victory was Whittall’s first-ever at the Mechanicsburg paperclip and his first-ever aboard a 410 sprint car.

“We’re always hungry for more. It just hasn’t been a real great few weeks for us,” Whittall said, a former URC competitor before turning to the 410 ranks full-time. “We know we have the speed and the potential to win with the Pennsylvania Posse. We just need to put it all together and get ourselves back to the front. I can’t say enough about my team. I have an incredible support group behind me and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Here’s to a few more wins this season.”

Williams Grove Speedway will host a World of Outlaws tune-up on Friday, July 16. The Greatest Show On Dirt will invade The Grove for the annual Summer Nationals doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

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

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

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6. Finished third during the Open Wheel Madness event at Port Royal Speedway on April 24. Earned first-ever 410 sprint feature win during Williams Grove Speedway stop on Friday, June 4; $6,000 payday. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 12.

2021 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove Speedway | June 4)

 

PACE RUSH SPRINT CARS AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

(Perris, CA, July 13, 2021) The Pace RUSH Sprint Car Series scheduled to launch in the West Coast Region at Perris Auto Speedway on July 17, 2021, has been postponed until the 2022 racing season.

Both RUSH Directors and the Perris Auto Speedway were anticipating a successful launch of the series from their announcement on March 24, 2021. With the impacts of coming out of the pandemic and vendor supply issues, the Series will have to wait until next year according to Don Kazarian the longtime promoter at the Perris Auto Speedway.

The RUSH Sprint Cars were launched in 2018 as a true "cost containment" non-wing division featuring the Chevrolet Performance RUSH 602 sealed crate engine sold direct from Pace Performance. RUSH directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone plan to visit Southern California in November to meet with the prospective Promoters interested in the new Series along with interested participants. For anyone interested in participating in the Q&A with the RUSH directors, please follow our Social Media for further information.

Even though the Rush Series has been postponed, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints will still be in action this Saturday night, July 17th. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first race will be at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. Kids aged 6-12 get in for $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the track ticket window on Saturday. For those who wish to purchase online tickets for this Saturday night and all other 2021 Perris Auto Speedway races, please visit tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

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

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

July 17th - AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

July 24th - PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 31st - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

August 14th - PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 21st - CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

August 28th - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 11th - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 18th - PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 25th - "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

October 2nd - PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 16th - PASSCAR SERIES – “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 23rd - AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

October 30th - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th - PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 LEVELS AND MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED REOPENING.

 

Delivering Thrills, Speed And
The Ultimate Adrenaline Rush
Sooner Sprints return to Oklahoma Sports Park on Saturday

by John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (July 13, 2021) - The Sooner Sprint Series returns to Oklahoma Sports Park on Saturday.

On April 10 veteran Loyd Clevenger outran Gary Owens of Pauls Valley and Norman’s Sheldon Barksdale to win the Sooner Series A-Main on the Oklahoma Sports Park 4/10 mile oval.

Saturday night the winged champ/305 sprinters will again do battle with $1,000 on the line for the feature winner.

What you need to know…….
What: Sooner Sprint Series.
Where: Oklahoma Sports Park, Ada, Okla.
When: Saturday, July 17.
Times: Pit gates open at 5 p.m., drivers meeting 6:30, hot laps 7, racing starts at 7:30.
Additional Info: Mufflers are required.
Website: SoonerSprintSeries.com, OklahomaSportsPark.com

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Excited for Big Week in Ohio

Inside Line Promotions - WILMOT, Wis. (July 13, 2021) - A five-race week with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is on deck for Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel.

The Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic is Tuesday evening at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, followed by four straight nights at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. The half-mile oval hosts the 38th annual $175,000-to-win Kings Royal on Wednesday and Thursday followed by the makeup version from last year on Friday and Saturday. The finale also pays $175,000 to the winner.

"It's one of our biggest weeks of the year," he said. "It's the biggest this week has ever been with having five races in five days. It's going to be an electric week with a lot of race cars and a lot money up for grabs. It's exciting to have a chance to race for that type of money. You have to put yourself in position. You have to be on your game every time you hit the track."

Gravel has enjoyed success at both tracks. He's earned a pair of World of Outlaws wins at Eldora Speedway as well as a FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions victory and a 360ci winged sprint car triumph there. His best-ever result at the Kings Royal is a third-place showing in 2014.

Gravel was victorious at Attica Raceway Park in May when he scored his second career World of Outlaws win at the oval.

The busy week follows the worst night of the season for Big Game Motorsports last Saturday at Wilmot Raceway, where Gravel qualified 14th quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and ended up 19 th in the Badger 40 A Main following a DNF.

"It started off by not qualifying good," he said. "I raced my butt off to gain a spot in the heat race. We gained a couple of spots early in the feature. I got into the corner and it biked up and I flipped all by myself. We fixed it back up and were able to rebound into the top 10. I thought we were going to salvage the night with a top 10, but I just clipped the infield berm the wrong way and had no chance to save it. It was a night to forget."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 19 (11).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 7 wins, 23 top fives, 35 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Alex Pokorski scores first heat race win
in up, down night with PDTR

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 13, 2021 – Second-year Pokorski Motorsports 360 Sprint Car driver Alex Pokorski experienced the high of earning his first career heat race victory and the low of having a potential career-best A-main run spoiled by early contact with another car, during a Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program at The Plymouth Dirt Tack at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 10.

Pokorski was among 31 PDTR 360 Sprint Car drivers to sign in for the 11th racing program of the 2021 season at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

The West Bend driver shook off a season-long streak of poor heat race pill draws by drawing the pole position of the fourth 10-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race.

Pokorski took advantage of his opportunity to start at the front of a heat race for the first time this season by outpowering outside front row starter Doug Wondra to grab the lead on the opening lap.

Pokorski survived one caution flag restart for a spin involving Adam Miller on lap 3 to pull away over the final seven laps to collect his first career 360 Sprint Car heat race victory.

The heat race win allowed Pokorski to earn his best career A-main starting spot as he rolled off seventh in the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car main event.

However, the promise of a strong A-main finish was dashed on lap 2 when Matt Rechek collided with Pokorski along the backstretch to bring out of the lone caution flag of the race. After retreating to the work area, Pokorski returned to restart the race from the 21st spot.

Pokorski rode the low line on the smooth and black slick track surface throughout the final 23 laps en route to a 20th-place finish in a race won by Will Gerrits.

“It was really nice to finally start on the front row of a heat race and I was able to be smooth and get the win,” Pokorski said. “The feature was a bit of a bummer because I felt we could’ve had a sixth- or seventh-place finish if we didn’t have the incident on lap 2. Luckily, we didn’t have major damage and we were able to finish the race.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team is scheduled to return to action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 17 with Alex Pokorski scheduled to be in the driver’s seat for a PDTR program, which will featured 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for the 2021 Pokorski Motorsports team are Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Hopf Farms, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering
Pokorski Motorsports is pleased to welcome back Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a sponsor for the 2021 racing season.
Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects.
Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success.
Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006.
In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focused on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012.
In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom.
“We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2021,” Pokorski Motorsports team owner and co-driver Paul Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites fans to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
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2021 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 16
MSA events – 16
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 1

2021 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, July 17 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 24 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, Aug. 1 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, Aug. 7 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

 

 

TRADITIONS RETURN TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY AT THIS SATURDAY’S USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE

(Perris, CA, July 12, 2021) When the popular USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, July 17th, fans will not only be greeted by the best in short track racing, but by one old and one relatively new tradition that will return to the track located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Camping will return to the grassy area outside of turn four and there will be an on-track autograph and photo session where drivers will be passing out free candy to children in attendance. Spectator gates for the night of racing and clean family fun will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00.

The candy giveaway started at the track on Halloween four or five years ago and it proved to be an immediate success. It was made a regular part of the PASSCAR Stock Car and IMCA Modified events at intermissions and LKQ Pick Your Part Night of Destructions in 2018. In 2019, promoter Don Kazarian then introduced the candy giveaway at the USAC/CRA Sprint Car programs. Needless to say it was a hit with the open wheel fans as well.

“When we were allowed to reopen in April, we still did not have the giveaways due to social distancing,” Kazarian said. “One thing we have noticed since reopening is the age of the fans in the grandstands. In particular our sprint car crowd. A lot more younger adults are coming to the races and many of them are bringing children. With all the young faces in the stands it is important that they get to meet their heroes. Hopefully meeting them will make them fans for life. I think it is incredibly special that a kid can walk up to a driver, get an autograph, take a photo, get a piece of candy, shake hands with the driver and then 10 minutes later watch him race in a main event. The value of that interaction is priceless for our sport.”

“It goes both ways,” Kazarian continued. “The drivers enjoy meeting the fans, especially the children, just as much as the kids enjoy meeting them. We are going to keep making these personal interactions possible so the fans can become more familiar with the drivers and the drivers with the fans. It can also help with sponsorships. Current sponsors enjoy the increased exposure they get from the interactions. Over the decades, many sponsorships have been born when people came down to meet drivers in the pits after the races. This may increase that possibility as some people leave the races as soon as the event is over. This way they can meet the teams and still leave at their normal time.”

80518543_2534436363467884_2192989578120396800_o.jpg Veteran driver Verne Sweeney takes time to meet a couple young fans at a candy giveaway at The PAS in 2019. Charles Fawcett photo.

Fans coming to the races and camping on the fairgrounds began over 20-years ago. For the most part, they were on the grassy area outside of turn four, but that changed a couple of years ago when they were moved to another part of the fairgrounds that was paved. This weekend, they return to the popular grassy area for the first time.

“Big thank you to the fair board for allowing our campers to go back to the spot they like the best,” Kazarian stated. “Many of our campers come out on Friday and stay through Sunday. It is a tradition for them. Like always, the campgrounds will open at noon on Friday. Trash cans will be placed in the area, and we ask all the campers to please put all their refuse in them. All of the campers have to leave by noon on Sunday.”

The cost to camp is $25.00 per night. The fairgrounds asks that no one park under the agricultural structures as they have vehicles parked there. The fairgrounds also reminds that there is no tailgating in the spectator parking lot before the races.

Saturday’s race will be the fourth for the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at The PAS in 2021. The first three races have been won by archrivals Damion Gardner of Concord, California, and Brody Roa of Garden Grove. Gardner won the first race in April and Roa followed that up by winning the prestigious “Salute to Indy” on May 22nd. Last month, Gardner, who currently leads the series championship point standings, returned to victory circle again. The two drivers are ranked first and second in points. Gardner carries a two-race win streak into Saturday’s show. Roa has finished second and third in those events. In victory circle after the race at Santa Maria two weeks ago, tensions between the two teams nearly reached the boiling point. That makes things a little more interesting coming into Saturday’s showdown at The PAS.

In addition to the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, The PAS Senior Sprints, for drivers 40 and over, will also be in action. El Segundo’s Tyler Hatzikian, who drives a car that is a tribute to the famous Morales Brothers Tamale Wagon, is the current Senior point leader. Ed Schwarz of Santa Fe Springs is second and trails Hatzikian by 18-points. Anaheim’s Dale Gamer is third with restaurateur Greg Badgwell of Orange fourth. Ageless Hall of Famer Wally Pankratz of Orange rounds out the top five.

There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the track ticket window on Saturday. For those who wish, online tickets for this Saturday night and all other 2021 Perris Auto Speedway races are on sale at tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. Kids aged 6-12 get in for $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

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

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

July 17th - AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

July 24th - PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 31st - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

August 14th - PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 21st - CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

August 28th - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 11th - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 18th - PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, and RUSH Western Sprint Cars

September 25th - "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

October 2nd - PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 16th - PASSCAR SERIES – “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 23rd - AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

October 30th - LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th - 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th - PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 LEVELS AND MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED REOPENING.

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Axsom Finishes Sixth

In Niebel Classic Saturday at Anderson

ANDERSON, Ind., July 12 — Emerson Axsom is a quick learner.

The 16-year-old driver from Franklin, Ind., drove a Nolen Racing asphalt sprint car to a sixth-place finish in the 20th annual CB Fabricating Glen Niebel Classic Saturday night at Anderson Speedway.

He also set the third-fastest lap of the race with a time of 11.486 seconds on lap five of 125. Only the race’s initial leader, Billy Wease, and its winner, Kody Swanson, posted a faster lap than Axsom did during the race.

The event was Axsom’s first in a pavement sprint car, and he’d only driven a dirt sprint car once in the past. It was also his first time to compete on Anderson Speedway’s quarter-mile, high-banked paved oval.

He drove the team’s Beast chassis, No. 4, which is sponsored by KECO Coating and has a V6 Tranter-prepared Chevy engine.

Axsom, the son of another Nolen Racing driver, Joe Axsom, qualified seventh with a time of 11.373, which was just 0.257 off the time posted by the fastest qualifier, Swanson.

Derek Bischak passed Axsom at the start and Axsom ran in eighth place, holding off veteran Bobby Santos III, for the first 35 laps. Santos finally got the position on lap 36 to push Axsom to ninth, but he regained eighth on lap 64 when the early leader, Wease, dropped out with a mechanical issue.

Shortly thereafter Axsom was the meat in a three-car sandwich consisting of Chris Neuenschwander, Axsom and Kyle O’Gara. The trio ran nose-to-tail for many laps, just inches apart, with lap times in the mid-11-second and low-12-second range.

Axsom passed Neuenschwander for seventh on lap 83, and O’Gara passed Neuenschwander shortly thereafter. Axsom took sixth from Bischak on lap 108.

Around lap 122 O’Gara finally got around Axsom but Axsom remained in sixth because the driver who had been fifth, Dakota Armstrong, dropped out.

At the checkered flag Axsom was just 1.142 seconds behind the fifth-place driver, O’Gara, and a lap ahead of seventh place, Neuenschwander.

“It was a lot of fun,” Axsom said afterwards. “I have a lot of learning to do, but I was surprised that we were this close for my first pavement sprint car race. We were fast, but I have some learning to do to be able to beat Kody Swanson.

“You have to be really patient,” he continued. “The closing rate is a lot different than what I’m used to with dirt midgets. It was fast. I expected that; watching the races here helped a lot. The only time I ever raced on pavement before was in quarter midgets.

“I want to thank everyone on the Nolen Racing team for their hard work, and to Greg Nolen for the experience!”

“Emerson did a great job,” said team owner Greg Nolen. “He showed much maturity for a young driver.”

The race was broadcast live on MAVTV Plus.

For more information on Nolen Racing, please see NolenRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Robert Ballou Surges to 2nd at Gas City I-69 Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: After struggling at a pair of Indiana bullrings last weekend with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series, Robert Ballou decided to check in at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday night to try a few things to better his bullring program, and he would proceed to charge from 14th to finish second.

“It was a good night for us to shake some things down on a short track,” Robert Ballou said. “I really felt like we had a car to win, but I made a couple mistakes chasing after Scotty Weir, and he did a really good job.”

After having success on bigger venues thus far in 2021, Ballou made the decision to check in at Gas City late on Friday afternoon as the team had finished preparing for the scheduled event in Knoxville, IA on Saturday night.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Rocklin, CA native turned Tipton, IN resident would grid the field from the 14th starting position aboard the Suburban Subaru/Deaton’s Waterfront Service/Rossie Feed and Grain machine.

When the action went green, the ‘Madman’ lived up to his nickname as he went to work on the field passing cars at both ends of the speedway lap after lap.

Able to put his mount on both the bottom groove as well as on the Gas City I-69 Speedway cushion, Ballou was able to make headway as he wasted to time getting into the Top-Five.

As Ballou gave chase to Scotty Weir, a late caution would put him on the leaders rear bumper. Keeping pace with Weir, a couple of bobbles would see Ballou get his right rear over the edge of the speedway on a couple of occasions just slightly enough to allow Weir to get away.

When the race ended, Ballou capped off a very nice charge through the field with a second-place finish.

“We definitely learned some things about our car, and that was the main reason to race on Friday night,” Ballou said. “We definitely wanted to get the win, and that is on me for making a couple of mistakes. I want to thank everyone who continues to support our race team and help us get better week by week.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Inc., JE Pistons, AO Designs, Abreu Vineyards, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Ballou’s next event will be back at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, IN on Friday July 23rd as Indiana Sprint Week comes to life.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 10, Top-10’s- 21

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

 

 

Justin Sanders Picks Up Two Top-5’s as He Readies for HK Classic Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting in two nights of racing before a big two night event takes place at him home track this weekend, Justin Sanders came oh so close to picking up his 16th win of the season as he settled for second on Friday night at Ocean Speedway before tallying a fifth place run with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway.

“We weren’t able to pick up any wins over the weekend, but we had two pretty good cars,” Justin Sanders said. “Friday night I kind of made a mistake in traffic late in the race, and Saturday night we were right in the thick of things.”

Checking in at Ocean Speedway on Friday night for a bit of HK Classic Tune Up, Sanders would time the JSR No. 17 in second fastest in qualifying time trials before picking up a fourth-place finish in his heat race aboard the North County Plastering/Andy’s Construction/Roadside 24Hr Service backed machine.

Moving into the Dash, the Aromas, CA pilot would finish second and find himself on the front row of the feature event as he looked to pocket his 16th win of the 2021 season.

When the green flag was displayed to the field, Sanders was hard on the throttle as he jumped out to the early lead. Setting a torrid pace, the only thing that could slow Sanders was a couple of stoppages that were forced at the race’s halfway point.

Following a pause in the action on the 18th lap, Sanders would continue to lead the way, but an extended green flag run would see him get into traffic and allow Dominic Scelzi to close in on him.

Working in traffic, Scelzi would drop Sanders back to the second position with two to go, and a late yellow would give Sanders one final opportunity to make a late race move.

The ensuring restart would see Sanders get close to Scelzi, but on this night he would come up short as he picked up a second-place finish.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Petaluma Speedway where Sanders returned to the seat of the Antaya Motorsports No. 16a machine for more King of the West action.

Timing in third fastest in qualifying time trials, Sanders would finish fourth in his heat race. Not having enough points to make his way into the Dash, Sanders would take the green flag from the eighth starting position.

As the feature event came to life, Sanders would hold strong inside the Top-10 as he was able to run in the seventh position for much of the event.

Though he would slip back to eighth at the race’s halfway point, Sanders continued to work around the black gumbo as he fought for position. Abel to jump into fifth during a furious charge with 10-to-go, Sanders would again find himself battling with Dominic Scelzi as well as Bud Kaeding.

When the checkered flag flew, Sanders capped the weekend off with a fifth-place finish to give himself two on the weekend.

“I’s a little bummed we ended up second on Friday night, but the car felt good and I am looking forward to this weekend at Ocean Speedway in the 17 as well as the 16A cars,” Sanders added.

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2021.

ON TAP: Sanders will be back in action on Friday and Saturday night at Ocean Speedway as he is set for the Howard Kaeding Classic.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-37, Wins-15, Top 5’s-23, Top-10’s-27

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

 

 

Doran Racing’s Swanson Wins

Glen Niebel Classic After Cat-and-Mouse Duel

Saturday at Anderson Speedway

ANDERSON, Ind., July 12 — Doran Racing added the Glen Niebel Classic to its long list of races won after Kody Swanson drove the team’s Glenn Farms No. 77 Beast/Binks asphalt sprint car to a hard-fought victory Saturday night at Anderson Speedway in the 20th edition of the CB Fabricating-sponsored race.

The final 61 laps of the 125-lap event on the quarter-mile, high-banked asphalt oval were a showcase of the talents of both Swanson and Tyler Roahrig, who finished second after winning this race the last three years. Lap after lap the pair ran 11-second laps inches apart, with Roahrig glued to the rear of Swanson’s car in a display of both drivers’ finesse, intense concentration, and ability to respond to changing conditions as their fuel loads lightened, the rubber wore off their tires, and the track conditions changed.

Weather was one of the factors that affected the changing track conditions. The start of the race was moved up due to intermittent sprinkles. The thunder roadsters race and the midget race supporting the Niebel Classic got in afterwards, although the midget race was shortened, and the Kenyon midget race that was supposed to end the night was canceled due to rain.

Roahrig tried high and low to pass Swanson to no avail, trying to pressure Swanson into making a mistake so he could get by. Swanson not only hit his marks and held off all of Roahrig’s challenges, but he did so while they weaved in and out of lapped traffic. Swanson had a 0.262-second advantage at the checkered flag for his second victory in this particular marquee event, as he won it in 2018 for the late Gene Nolen, Niebel’s best friend.

Swanson won the pole earlier in the evening with a time of 11.116 seconds, but he ran in fifth place from laps one through 18 because the invert gave the lead to Billy Wease. The top five early in the race were Wease, Chris Neuenschwander, Dakota Armstrong, Roahrig and Swanson.

Swanson, who is based in Indianapolis, passed Roahrig for fourth place on lap 19. He held fourth through lap 30, but then reverted back to fifth for two laps when Roahrig passed him back.

Roahrig got around Dakota Armstrong around the same time for third, and Swanson passed Armstrong on lap 33 for fourth. At that point the top five were Wease, Neuenschwander, Roahrig, Swanson and Dakota Armstrong.

Roahrig passed Neuenschwander for second on lap 35. Swanson dipped under Neuenschwander in Turn 3 for third on lap 48, and held third for the next 10 laps.

Swanson passed Roahrig for second place on lap 59 after a restart after the race’s second caution flag, which was needed after Travis Welpott stopped in Turn 3. Swanson made this critical pass by dipping under Roahrig in Turn 1.

Swanson took the lead five laps later, on lap 64, when Wease dropped out with a reported issue with his car’s suspension.

The rest of the race was the high-speed chess match between Swanson and Roahrig, with Swanson only one or two-tenths of a second ahead of Roahrig until the checkered. Although the top two positions remained constant there were changes to the remainder of the top five later, and trailing the top pair at the end were Caleb Armstrong, Bobby Santos III and Kyle O’Gara.

Swanson set the second-fastest lap of the race on lap 4 with a time of 11.470 seconds. Wease had the fastest race lap, which was a 11.448 on the same lap.

There were only three yellows: one on lap 41 that turned into a red flag due to rain, one from laps 56 through 58, and a final one on laps 95-97.

“The handling on our car was not good for the first 10 laps, but it got better,” Swanson said afterwards. “The beauty of a long race is eventually everyone has something to deal with. You must manage what you have to make the most of opportunities to pass.

“It was very difficult to hold Tyler off, but it was really incredible to be able to race that hard and that clean. I admire him a lot for how he raced us. It was hard, but he didn’t move us.

“Everyone was so close. Santos is always going to be there at the end, and Dakota and Caleb Armstrong ran really well. There were a bunch of good cars in this race. There was hard racing even early on. It was all nose-to-tail and fast. It was hard to get through without making a mistake. Honestly, this race might have been as hard as running the Little 500.

“It was an odd night though,” he added. “After the red, the track was very different. I’m not sure why. It was hard to get a hold of, for sure.”

Swanson also was the fastest qualifier for the midget race that supported the Niebel Classic. It was the first full-size pavement midget race at the track in 10 years. That race was shortened from 75 to 50 laps due to the weather forecast, and was called complete on lap 38 due to rain with Swanson in second position.

Driving a Beast/Binks midget new to the team and in pieces just 48 hours earlier, Swanson started fifth in that race, again representing Glenn Farms. He passed Derek Bischak to move into fourth place on lap two and got around Nick Hamilton on lap 10 for third. He took second on lap 26 from Dalton Armstrong to trail only the leader, O’Gara.

By lap 30 it was raining. The rain began to increase and the weather radar was not promising, so after four laps under caution the event was called complete on lap. 38. The top five were O’Gara, Swanson, Dalton Armstrong, Nick Hamilton and Bischak.

O’Gara set the fastest lap of that race on lap 24 with a time of 11.767 seconds. Swanson was second-fastest with a 11.818 on lap 11.

The races were broadcast live on MAVTV Plus.

The next races for Doran Racing, which is based in Lebanon, Ohio, are a pavement USAC Silver Crown event at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway on Thursday, July 22, and an asphalt sprint car race at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., on Saturday, July 24.

For more information please see DoranRacing.com.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Featuring Two Sprint Car Classes Friday During MSTS/MPS 360 Sprints Presented by Holiday Inn Fairmont

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 12, 2021) - A pair of winged sprint car divisions invade Jackson Motorplex this Friday for the MSTS/MPS 360 Sprints presented by Holiday Inn Fairmont event.

The Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series are co-sanctioning the 360ci winged sprint cars division while the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series is also in action.

It marks the second MSTS Series and Midwest Power Series event at the track this season. Lee Grosz bested a field of 26 drivers to win the opener last month.

Friday will be the third Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series race at Jackson Motorplex this season. Brandon Bosma and Casey Friedrichsen each have a win entering the penultimate race for the division at the track this season.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

The pits open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps will start at 7:30 p.m.

UP NEXT -

Friday for MSTS/MPS 360 Sprints presented by Holiday Inn Fairmont featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series 360 sprint cars and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Setters Earns Career-Best ASCS National Tour Result During Grizzly Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BELGRADE, Mont. (July 12, 2021) - James Setters produced his career-best result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Friday during the opening round of the Grizzly Nationals hosted by Gallatin Speedway.

Setters started his season opener behind the wheel of his family owned sprint car by winning a heat race from the pole position.

"We drew good and started strong in the heat race," he said. "I maintained the lead to pick up the win."

Another good draw in the feature redraw placed Setters on the pole for the main event. Although he lost a handful of positions to finish sixth, Setters was pleased with the performance against some of the top drivers in the country.

"I think it played out pretty good considering it was the first race back in our family car," he said. "It's definitely a confidence booster. During the race I was getting passed and falling behind. Then I looked at the guys in front of me and it was national champions and guys leading the national points so I thought it wasn't that bad."

A third-place result in a heat race on Saturday locked Setters into the 11 th starting position in the main event.

"I went in with confidence," he said. "In the main event the track went rubber down and we needed to save tires so we pulled off. I had been running the bottom. I sailed it into the middle and it stuck. I felt it took rubber and so I pulled off.

"I was pretty happy with the weekend because I started running better with the national guys."

Setters, who was credited with a 20th-place result, has a busy week on tap. He is joining the Western Sprint Tour for its Speedweek, which features races on Monday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore.; on Tuesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.; on Wednesday at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Ore.; and on Friday and Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. This week will be Setters' first time competing at the first three Speedweek tracks.

"I'd like to come out of it with a win, but rolling the car back into the trailer with decent finishes each night is the goal," he said. "I've raced with these drivers and have done some Western Sprint Tour races, but this is my first Speedweek. I'm looking forward to it."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (1).

July 10 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 20 (11).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Monday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore.; Tuesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.; Wednesday at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Ore.; and Friday and Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., with the Western Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

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

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

SPONSORS -

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

 

 

Chase Johnson Enjoys Successful Start to July With USAC Western States Midget Win and Top 10s in New Sprint Car Ride

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (July 12, 2021) - Chase Johnson earned his third victory of the season last Friday during a USAC Western States midget event at Merced Speedway.

It marked his second triumph of the year with the series and first career with Josh Ford Motorsports.

"We were fast right out of the box," he said. "We did a little bit of tweaking and we were able to be even faster. I felt great in the car."

Johnson qualified second quickest before he advanced from sixth to third place in a heat race and from fifth to win the A Main.

"We got to a great position early on and then we were able to take the lead about a third of the way through the race," he said. "I felt like we were in a strong position and I was comfortable. I just had to hit my marks and stay clear of traffic. It played out perfectly."

The team then ventured to Placerville Speedway on Saturday. Johnson timed in fourth quickest and he placed fourth in a heat race before capping the night with a third-place showing in the main event.

"Placerville went well," he said. "We weren't as fast as we were in Merced, but we definitely had a great car. We were just lacking a tiny bit, but we were still one if not the fastest car there.

"In the main event we had a little bit of trouble with lapped cars and then had a little trouble with the engine taking off on the exit of the corner. But it was a good weekend, especially with a first and a third with those guys in my first time running a midget for them."

Johnson enjoyed a strong start to the month of July by scoring a pair of stout results in 360ci winged sprint car action during his debut with MC Motorsports. He placed sixth at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during a Sprint Car Challenge Tour event on July 3 before recording a runner-up result the following night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

"We really meshed well together and had a strong weekend right out of the box," he said. "I felt excellent in the car and I think the results show that with 360 winged sprint car stuff being so competitive in California. That was a pretty good weekend for our first weekend together."

Johnson will be in the MC Motorsports sprint car this weekend, but the schedule is to be determined.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

July 10 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (4).

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

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

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

 

 

Williamson Planning on Trip to U.S. 36 Raceway and Knoxville Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 12, 2021) - It has been nearly a month since Garet Williamson has been able to race.

Mother Nature has washed out the racing plans for the Bryant Paver Motorsports driver during each of the last three weekends. Williamson is hopeful for a reprieve this weekend when he invades U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., on Friday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

"I'm just ready to get back racing again," he said. "It seems like it has rained a ton this summer."

Williamson is eager to return to U.S. 36 Raceway, where he was a contender until a late flat tire during a race last summer.

"Last year we were running third and there was a red flag," he said. "We had the left rear go flat with a couple of laps to go. I'm looking forward to returning to that track. It's high banked, small and on the fence. I felt like we got around there pretty good."

A return to Knoxville Raceway also offers another opportunity to learn at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

"I've struggled there," Williamson said. "The other half miles we've raced at we've been decent, but Knoxville is a different place. I'm getting more and more comfortable though. It starts in qualifying. You have to be nearly perfect there to set yourself up. We're making gains and can hopefully take another step forward on Saturday."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Housby

Housby has been a single source provider of products and services for companies in the ready mix, waste, forestry, heavy equipment, and highway industries for more than 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.Housby.com.

"We do a lot of business with Housby and that has translated to our racing team," Williamson said. "We're thrilled to welcome them on board in 2021 and we look forward to seeing them in Victory Lane."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Royal Power Sports, Tiger Towing, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Records Pair of Top-10 Finishes at Grizzly Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BELGRADE, Mont. (July 12, 2021) - Alex Hill produced a solid weekend at the Grizzly Nationals, garnering a pair of top-10 runs at Gallatin Speedway during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

"We had a pretty good weekend," she said. "We finished in the top 10 both nights and moved forward most of the time, so that was good."

The Hill's Racing Team driver opened the action on Friday with a runner-up result in her heat race after starting third.

"We got a good start in the heat race and actually challenged for the lead a bit before settling for second," she said. "That gave us a good starting spot (seventh) in the feature.

"We tried a new setup on Friday and it worked well in the heat race, but we were a little tight in the feature. I lost a couple of spots during the first part of the race before just kind of settling into ninth, which was where we finished."

The following night Hill was able to once again advance in her heat race, driving from fifth to fourth, which secured her a 10th-place starting position into the main event.

"We actually had a bad start in the heat race when the car in front of us didn't take off at the start," she said. "That dropped us back a spot or two, but we were able to get that back later and then move up another position to finish fourth."

Hill was able to move forward in the main event and eventually finished ninth for the second consecutive night. It was her sixth top 10 of the season, which is the most she's ever recorded in a sprint car season on the road.

"We had a good car in the feature," she said. "We were able to get up to eighth until there was a caution with about 10 laps to go. I lost a spot on the restart and then the track took rubber, so everyone ran single file around the bottom after that."

Up next for Hill will be a visit to U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., on Friday for an ASCS National Tour show before competition at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 9 (7).

July 10 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (10).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ackland Insurance

Nathan Ackland is a State Farm Insurance agent in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, offering auto, home, business, property, and life insurance. For more information, visit http://www.AcklandInsurance.com .

"Nathan is part of our racing team and he also sponsors us," Hill said. "He insures all of our vehicles. We appreciate his partnership and value his friendship."

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

 

 

Hagar Tackling the Kings Royal for the First Time Since 2015

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (July 12, 2021) - Derek Hagar is primed to make his second and third career starts at the famed Kings Royal this week.

Hagar will pilot his No. 9jr throughout the pair of prestigious $175,000-to-win World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events, which run Wednesday and Thursday for the 38th edition as well as Friday and Saturday for the 37th annual race at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. It marks the first time since July 2015 that Hagar has competed at the half-mile oval.

"I did a Kings Royal the year that it rained and we didn't get out of there until like 6 in the morning," he said. "I think I missed the show by a few spots in the B Main. I remember it was a long night. We had a good car, but we didn't qualify very well. I don't know if we got the heat races in before the storm came in. Then we didn't get back on the track until 2 or 2:30 in the morning. We didn't make the show and had to start deep in the B Main. We just didn't get far enough."

Hagar missed making the preliminary night A Main by only one position the previous night.

The veteran racer has experience in four different types of race cars at Eldora Speedway, including a non-wing sprint car, a midget, a silver crown car and a 410ci winged sprint car.

"I've probably raced a winged car there five nights," he said. "We've always been behind the eight ball. Every time we get close to figuring it out the night is over. I'm looking forward to running four consecutive nights there. Hopefully we learn something and can carry the high-speed track info into the Knoxville Nationals."

Hagar said his goal this week is to simply make the A Main each night.

"I want to get in the show and race," he said. "Once you get in the show anything is possible. There will be a lot of good cars there. You have to qualify good and get through your heat race. We have to make sure we qualify, which is something we don't get to do a lot of in our normal racing schedule."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Summit Truck Group

Summit Truck Group is a heavy truck dealership with locations in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas. For more information, visit http://www.SummitTruckGroup.com .

"Summit Truck Group jumped on board with us a couple of years ago," Hagar said. "We appreciate the support of such a reputable company. They sell a great quality truck and provide a great service."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, Fragola Performance Systems, FK Rod Ends, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Aiming for First Win of Season This Weekend During First Visit to Cottage Grove Since 2017

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (July 12, 2021) - Trey Starks is heading to one of his favorite tracks this weekend when the Western Sprint Tour Speedweek wraps up with a doubleheader at Cottage Grove Speedway.

The two-day show on Friday and Saturday marks the first time since April 2017 that Starks will compete at the high-banked oval in Cottage Grove, Ore.

"I'm definitely excited to get back there," he said. "It's one of my favorite tracks to race on and we haven't been there in a long time. The last time we were there in our car we were really fast. It should be a really good race. There's decent money on the line and there should be a good car count."

Starks enters the race with 10 top-10 finishes in 11 races this season, including a top 10 last Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway where he drove for Doug Rutz.

Starks set quick time during qualifying and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. He lined up on the pole of the main event.

"We didn't get the jump on the start and were running second," he said. "There was a caution around Lap 5. On the restart I threw a slider on the leader. They had watered the track before a stock car feature. Those guys never worked in the top. Once I got a little over the cushion it turned to straight grease. It just four-tire slid right into the wall and we were done."

Starks was credited with a seventh-place result despite the DNF.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (1).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., with the Western Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Wilson Ready to Make the Most of New Partnership With Seeling Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, Ohio (July 12, 2021) - Greg Wilson has enjoyed a successful start to a new partnership with Seeling Motorsports.

The Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored team has earned a top-10 result during each of its three weekends of racing together, including a ninth-place showing with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions last Friday at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y.

"It's exciting because it takes so much pressure off of me," Wilson said. "All of my sponsors went with me and have continued to support me. Hopefully we can form a good, competitive team that benefits us all. That's the goal."

Last weekend's highlight came on Friday with Wilson qualifying 13 th quickest overall before he advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and from 13th to ninth in the feature. The weekend concluded with a 10th-place result in the B Main on Saturday at Sharon Speedway.

"We've ran five or six nights and in all but one of them we've been really competitive," he said. "We had one off night and we know what happened there.

"Between the driving side of it and being able to do more once we get going with sponsor stuff and keeping all of our people happy it's a great opportunity. From my standpoint, showing up at the track and helping a little with the car but not worrying about the setup has been huge already. I feel we've been more competitive."

Wilson and the team have a busy five-race slate with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on tap this week. It begins on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic prior to back-to-back Kings Royal events running Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

"It's not exactly where either of us wants to be because it's hard to do something like this in the middle of the season, but I feel like we're as good as we're going to be at the moment," Wilson said. "If we can get into the races and catch some breaks, I feel we can be competitive at all five races. With Andy (Potter) working on it, the more we race together and understand each other the better we will get. From the start of the night to the finish of the night we've gotten better in all but one night so far and we know what happened there."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (13).

July 10 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 18 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Off Road

Gear Off Road, which is based in Southern California, is dedicated toward building wheels for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit http://www.GearOffRoad.com.

"Gear Off Road has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Off Road and look forward to success together for many years."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder and Benson Marketing for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Produces Top-10 Run at Badger 40 to Build Momentum Entering Busy Week

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 12, 2021) - Jason Sides has found a renewed sense of confidence entering a busy week in Ohio.

Sides scored his third top 10 in the last five World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races last Saturday during the Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway.

The night began with Sides qualifying second quickest before a runner-up result in a heat race advanced him into the dash.

"We had a good lap in qualifying," he said. "When I got out of the car I thought it probably wouldn't last. It did until the last car came out when (Brad) Sweet beat us. It still got us on the front row of the heat race.

"It was slimy down low and I spun the tires on the start of the heat. (Scotty) Theil got away from me. I didn't want to press it since we were still in the dash running second so I just maintained."

A sixth-place finish in the dash garnered the sixth starting position in the main event.

"We were a little tight early," he said. "About halfway through we were decent and then got a little free toward the end. We hung on for 10 th. You always think you could have made it better after the race. Where I was running around the bottom it got real thin. The top was so far around I committed myself to the bottom."

The 10th-place result was Sides' fourth top 10 of the season.

Next up is five straight nights of racing in The Buckeye State with action on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg for a pair of Kings Royal spectacles.

"I feel pretty damn good," he said. "We've been having some good runs and consistency. The motors are running well. I'm looking forward to the Ohio speedweek we have. I think you race it night by night and don't think about the money on the line. If you have a bad night there's always the next night. We're not trying to look ahead. We're just looking to the Brad Doty Classic and then we'll go from there."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 10 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 10 (6).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - TORA TORA

TORA TORA is a blues-based hard rock band formed in Memphis, Tenn., in the late 1980s. Band members include Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, John Patterson and Anthony Corder. TORA has two major releases Surprise Attack/Wild America through A&M Records that promoted five singles and videos (Walkin' Shoes, Guilty, Phantom Rider, Amnesia and Faith Healer). The band recently released a new album titled 'Bastards of Beale.' For more information, visit http://www.TORATORAMusic.com.

"It's an exciting relationship," Sides said. "They are from Memphis and we're from Memphis. A lot of good bands and a lot of good racers come from Memphis. I used to race dirt bikes with guys that were on their setup crew years ago. I've been to several concerts and listened to their music for 20-plus years. We're excited to have them as part of the team."

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

 

 

Huset's Speedway Showcasing Hall of Fame Night Presented by Spartan ER This Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 12, 2021) - The second half of the season is underway at Huset's Speedway, which hosts Hall of Fame Night presented by Spartan ER this Sunday.

The Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series will all be in action and the five Huset's Speedway Hall of Fame inductees - Rick Dump, Mike Haugan, Jim Lindberg, John Miller and Junior Brunick - will be acknowledged during intermission.

All three divisions feature a good battle to be atop the championship standings.

Justin Henderson used his third victory of the season last weekend to propel himself back into the lead in the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig standings by seven points over Carson McCarl. Jack Dover ranks third - 38 points behind Henderson.

Cory Yeigh leads the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks standings thanks to a division-leading four victories. Yeigh owns a 16-point advantage over Matt Steuerwald, who captured his first win of the season last weekend. Zach Olivier is 27 points out of the top spot.

The Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series division has featured the most parity this season with seven winners in eight races. Dusty Ballenger holds a four-point lead in the standings over Brandon Bosma with Shane Fick only seven points back.

The pits open at 3 p.m. and the main gates at 4:30 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years old each night and free to children 12-years-old and younger each night. Additionally, fans can upgrade tickets to the Turn One Suite for just $20.

2021 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Austin McCarl - 4 (May 9, May 30, June 13 and June 20); Justin Henderson - 3 (May 16, May 23 and July 11); David Gravel - 1 (June 6); and Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 31)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 4 (May 9, June 6, June 13 and June 20);Zach Olivier - 2 (May 23 and May 30);Billy Prouty - 1 (May 16); and Matt Steuerwald - 1 (July 11)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Lee Goos Jr. - 2 (May 23 and June 6); John Lambertz - 1 (May 16); Jesse Lindberg - 1 (May 9);Mike Moore - 1 (May 30);Javen Ostermann - 1 (June 13);Taylor Ryan - 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy - 1 (June 20)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for Hall of Fame Night presented by Spartan ER featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 


 

Corey Day To Take Over Driving Duties For Tarlton Motorsports To Close Out July

PETERSEN MEDIA- With two big weekends of action coming up to close out the month of July, Tarlton Motorsports is pleased to announce that 15-year-old Corey Day will take over driving duties for this weekend’s Howard Kaeding Classic, as well as during next weekend’s King of the West Double Header in Tulare, CA and Santa Maria, CA.

“First off, our entire organization wants to wish Austin McCarl the very best moving forward,” Tarlton Motorsports said. “As we move forward, we are excited to have a young talent like Corey Day pilot our car the next couple of weeks and look forward working with him.”

2021 has seen 15-year-old Corey Day burst onto the Open Wheel scene after a storied career in the Micro Sprint ranks. Making some noise during January’s Wild West Shootout in Arizona, Day has quickly turned into fan favorite in the Golden State with his exciting driving style.

Aside from Winged Sprint Car success this season, Day also took part in USAC Indiana Midget Week, and was able to score a National Midget win and become the series’ youngest ever winner in doing so.

“Getting the opportunity to run for Tarlton Motorsports is super cool and it isn’t something I ever thought would happen,” Corey Day said. “Growing up, my dad raced with Tommy for years and it has turned it a very close friendship between our families and to now race with them is going to be a little surreal. I have watched the Tarlton Motorsports car go around the track with so many legendary names aboard it, and I am really excited, and thankful, to add my name to the list.”

Day will run the next two weekends aboard the Tarlton and Son, Inc./EZ Haul/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 machine before the King of the West Series takes an extended break for the Knoxville Nationals.

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 12, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 7.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports and Corey Day will be in action on Friday and Saturday night at Ocean Speedway for the annual Howard Kaeding Classic.

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

To keep up with Corey Day, follow him on Twitter @CDay4114, or on Instagram @Corey_Day_.

 

ALL STAR WEEKEND IN OHIO AND NY: McMahan Adds Top-5
King Royal weekend on tap with life changing money a possibility

CARLISLE, PA. - July 12, 2021 - CJB driver Paul McMahan returned to Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions racing this past weekend as the tour descended upon New York and Ohio.

Up first was a stop at State Line Speedway near Busti, N.Y. on Friday, July 9th. McMahan timed in 10th, won his heat race and finished 5th in the dash. The driver from Nashville, Tenn. started the feature in 5th and finished 4th.

Sharon (Ohio) Speedway was next on the list for CJB Motorsports on Saturday, July 10th. McMahan timed in 3rd, finished 2nd in his heat race and 14th in the feature. Another night of racing was scheduled for July 11st at Sharon Speedway but was canceled due to rain.

McMahan and the RE Pierson Constructions, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Marchant Cattle Co. and High Performance Lubricants #5 will be back in action as the team heads to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio for a truly spectacular event. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 edition of the Kings Royal will be contested as well as the 2021 edition. Both events feature a pay out of $175,000 to the winner and the two nights are apart of a four day racing event.
McMahan 2021 Stats:

Starts: 38
Wins: 1
Quick Times: 1
Top-5's: 8
Top-10's: 21
Heat Race Wins: 6
Dash Wins: 1
Laps Led: 1

Bayston 2021 Stats:

Starts: 2
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 0
Top-10's: 0
Heat Race Wins: 0
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 0

Kofoid 2021 Stats:

Starts: 8
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 1
Top-10's: 3
Heat Race Wins: 2
Dash Wins: 0
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. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

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

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

Partners: R.E. Pierson Construction Co. Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Marchant Cattle Co., Ecynbro Trucking

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


 

Howard Moore Wins Third-Straight Feature Emerges Victorious at I-30 Speedway

Memphis, Tennessee (07/12/21) – Howard Moore piloted the Rains Motorsports/ Mike's Pool Care No. 3 High-Performance Lubricants Sprint Car to his third-straight win of the year over the weekend.

His latest conquest came on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.), where Howard outran a field of 24 entries, and a hard-charging Dale Howard for his sixth overall victory of the season.

"I led the whole race, but I thought I had given the race up trying to get around a lap car, but thankfully I was able to gain my spot back in the next corner," Moore said. "My team gave me a great car once again and busted their tails all night. Someone I don’t always think to thank publicly is Mr. Gene Rains. He does so much for us and is never in the spotlight. He means a lot to our program, and I am grateful for him and his time.

"Last but not least, we are grateful for the extra $750 that KNP Painting put into the race last night. It helps us get a little further down the road."

Moore began his night in the Rains Motorsports/ Mike's Pool Care No. 3 High-Performance Lubricants Sprint Car by advancing from the fifth-starting position to claim his heat race win.

Via passing points he earned the pole position for the feature. While Howard Moore led every lap of the feature, he briefly relinquished the top spot to Dale Howard late in the race, before battling back to the top spot in the next corner. Moore went on to register the victory, which marked his sixth of the 2021 campaign.

Dale Howard, Cody Gardner, Ernie Ainsworth, and Brandon Hanks rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from the event are available at www.I-30Speedway.com.

Howard Moore and Rains Motorsports have a single event scheduled for the upcoming weekend. On Friday night they will trek south to Greenville (Miss.) Speedway for the United Speed Contest Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Sprint Car event.

For more information on the program, please visit www.USCSracing.com .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including CP Carrillo, High Performance Lubricants, JR-1 Chassis, TL Forge Wheels, Mike’s Pool Care, Smith Titanium, Jim Ruddy, Felpro Gaskets, Auto Meter, Total Seal, River City Hydraulics, Stinson’s Industrial Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Spankies Hot Rods, Pro-Lite Performance, Hoosier Race Tire, Downtown Deliveries, DMI, Huggins Cams, DHR Suspension, Sweet Manufacturing, BMRS, Auto Meter, Schoenfeld Headers, HRP, XRG Graphix, Penske Shocks, Mr. David Berryman, ACME Race Engines, All Star Performance, Engler Machine & Tool, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mike Ward, Chris Chappue, Chad Jones, Kayle Stewart, Taylor Newman, my Dad, My Mom, Christie, Roy Young, Charlie Davidson, Beth Gaines Williford, Daryl Scoggins, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

 

 

Ralph Quarterson memorial Western Pennsylvania sprint car championship memorial for 410 sprints and Big block modifieds set for Saturday July 17 2021.

By Jim Balentine
(Mercer,Pa)

Michaels Mercer Raceway roars back into action on Saturday, July 17 with the 2nd annual Ralph Quarterson Memorial Night featuring an unsanctioned 410 sprint show and big block modified show both running twin 33 lap feature for $3300 to win each. Both numbers represent Ralph’s most successful tenure in his career running the number 66 sprint car for many many years. Also on the card will be the Fastrak Modifieds, and mini stocks and both will run for points.

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

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

The Ralph Quarterson memorial 410 sprint western pa sprint car championship will be unsanctioned, but will follow All Star sprint series rules including weight.

There will also be a 10 lap dash for the top 8 qualifiers that will pay $1000 cash to the winner on the front stretch.

The Big block Modifieds have been a staple at Mercer since 1951 with originally the coupe bodies from the 1930s competing each week and there also could be some New York invaders traveling south to take on our tough local drivers!

There will be commemorative Ralph Quarterson memorial tshirts for sale as well.

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

Prices for the historic show will be Pits $35 seniors $30 kids 10 and under are $30
Grandstands $17
Senior Grandstands $15
13 and under free

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

Pits open at 3:00 pm
Stands 4:00 pm
Hot laps for sprints and big block modifieds only at 6:00 pm
Qualifying for the 410 sprints only at 6:30
Racing at 7 pm

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

 

 

Abreu rallies big in Lou Blaney Memorial; Doty Classic and double Kings Royals next

Date: Saturday, July 10th
Event: 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 13th (23rd)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 12, 2021) - Despite missing a transfer position during his respective heat race, perhaps the toughest heat race lineup on the evening schedule, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu persevered to the best of his ability on Saturday evening during Sharon Speedway’s 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial, eventually capping the 30-lap contest with an impressive rally from 23rd to finish 13th. Failure to transfer directly out of his heat race led Abreu to the 12-lap consolation. Abreu went on to finish third, ultimately qualifying for the $8,000-to-win Lou Blaney Memorial finale.

Abreu kicked-off his Lou Blaney Memorial campaign with the third-fastest time during qualifying time trials. It was that qualifying effort that led Abreu to the front row of the consolation B-Main; he was the second fastest entry to not transfer through his respective heat race.

“It was a stacked heat, for sure, but I think we were more than capable of transferring. You have to take the bad with the good and move on. That’s all you can do,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made Racing/Salty’s BBQ/No. 24 sprint car. “Hats off to this entire Rowdy Energy team. The guys work hard and never give up. It wasn’t the end result we were looking for, but to recover ten spots against a field like that says a lot about our potential. I’m ready to get back at it.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with five World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts in five days, all of which activating with the $10,000-to-win Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 13. Abreu is a former big money winner at the Attica highbanks, scoring the $10,000 Attica Ambush finale triumph over the All Star Circuit of Champions on September 5, 2020.

A short, two-hour jaunt south out of Attica will lead Abreu to his next destination, set to spend four days at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Wednesday through Saturday, July 14-17.

Highlighted with a pair of six-figure paydays, Eldora Speedway’s four-day blockbuster will feature two, separate $175,000-to-win Kings Royals, the 38th Annual Kings Royal on Thursday and the 37th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday, with a pair of preliminary events, Jokers Wild on Wednesday and the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, stacked in between. Each of the preliminary programs will award $10,000 paydays, creating a $380,000 potential for the five-day World of Outlaws stretch.

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

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

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 53
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 22
Total Top-10s: 33
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

Schatz finds podium at Wilmot; Big money week ahead in the Buckeye State


Date: Saturday, July 10th
Event: Badger 40
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, Wisconsin)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (7th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Sixth | 5536 points [236 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 12, 2021) - After back-to-back seventh-place finishes during Independence Day Spectacular action at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, found some redemption in the Badger State and cashed in a Wilmot Raceway start for a podium finish, climbing ahead from seventh to third during Wilmot’s Badger 40 on Saturday, July 10.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, kicked-off his evening at Wilmot with a third-place run during his respective heat race, all after setting the tenth-fastest time during qualifying time trials; there were 26 cars entered for action.

“We were decent, you know we could stick with them,” Schatz said, a one-time Series winner thus far in 2021. “We just needed some more traffic. That one restart we went from sixth-to-third, but the caution killed us. We’re starting to get things going the right way, though. This is a good time to find some of that momentum.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with five World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts in five days, all of which activating with the $10,000-to-win Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 13. Schatz is a four-time Brad Doty Classic champion, the most recent accomplished in 2018.

A short, two-hour jaunt south out of Attica will lead the Fargo, North Dakota-native to his next destination, set to spend four days at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Wednesday through Saturday, July 14-17.

Highlighted with a pair of six-figure paydays, Eldora Speedway’s four-day blockbuster will feature two, separate $175,000-to-win Kings Royals, the 38th Annual Kings Royal on Thursday and the 37th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday, with a pair of preliminary events, Jokers Wild on Wednesday and the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, stacked in between. Each of the preliminary programs will award $10,000 paydays, creating a $380,000 potential for the five-day World of Outlaws stretch.

Schatz is a five-time Kings Royal champion, last earning the crown, robe, and scepter in 2018.

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

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics:
Races: 49
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 26
Top-10s: 37
**Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 41
World of Outlaws Wins: 1
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 21
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 29
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

KNIGHTS OF THUNDER AND ACTION SPRINT TOUR SET TO KICK OFF 2021 SEASON
Sold Out Event Will Be Live on GForceTV

By Tommy Goudge (July 9, 2021) – The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder series and Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s are both set to kick off the 2021 season on Saturday, July 10 at Merrittville Speedway!

The tricky one-third mile track in the Niagara Region will pose a challenge to both the Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car competitors and Crate Sprint Car teams of the Action Sprint Tour. More than 50 drivers are entered between the two divisions, and they’re all anxious to get on track after several delays in starting the season.

Quebec driver Jordan Poirier claimed two 360 Sprint Car wins at Merrittville last season, while Aaron Turkey also visited Merrittville’s victory lane in September for his first 360 Sprint Car win. Jim Huppunen also has a 360 win under his belt at the D-shaped oval.

Jacob Dykstra won the opening AST race at Merrittville last season, and is one of several drivers planning to race in both Sprint Car divisions on Saturday. Allan Downey also claimed an AST win at Merrittville in September, his first in a Sprint Car. Josh Hansen and Shone Evans both have AST wins to their credit at Merrittville, and both will compete in the KoT portion of the event on Saturday.

FANS IN THE STANDS!
Step 2 of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen plan allow 25% spectator capacity at auto racing facilities and tickets are SOLD OUT for Saturday’s event.

LIVE BROADCAST
GForceTV will have a free live broadcast from Merrittville if you can’t make it to the track. Eight cameras will be in place to make sure that the broadcast is the next-best thing to being there! Visit www.gforcetv.net to catch all the action.

Website: www.knightsofthunder.com
Twitter: @KoTSprints
Facebook: KnightsofThunderSprintCars
Instagram: @knightsofthunder
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, Knights of Thunder is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2021 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The 2021 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
Website: www.actionsprinttour.com
Facebook: ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints
Instagram: @actionsprinttour
YouTube: GForceTV

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 8

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 760; 2. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 753; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 742; 4. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 718; 5. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 708; 6. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 677; 7. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 645; 8. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 641; 9. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 639; 10. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 623; 11. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 520; 12. Dennis Engelhaupt, Page, Neb., 515; 13. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 514; 14. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 494; 15. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 490; 16. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., and John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., both 485; 18. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., and Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, each 481.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 343; 2. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 311; 3. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 270; 4. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 261; 5. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 248; 6. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., and Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., both 233; 8. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 227; 9. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 224; 10. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Washington, 221.

Indiana – 1. Jeff Wimmenauer, Indianapolis, Indiana, 189; 2. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 181; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Indiana, 148; 4. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Indiana, 144; 5. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Indiana, 141; 6. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Indiana, 136; 7. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Indiana, 133; 8. Roderick Henning, Monrovia, Indiana, 132; 9. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Indiana, 117; 10. Josh Cunningham, Spencer, Indiana, 102.

Iowa – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 347; 2. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 340; 3. Steve Hurst, Fremont, Neb., 291; 4. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 274; 5. Bret Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, Neb., 259; 6. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., 224; 7. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 210; 8. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 198; 9. Christopher Helget, Lincoln, Neb., 195; 10. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 186.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 335; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 315; 3. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 309; 4. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 266; 5. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 213; 6. Raymond Seemann, Jetmore, Kan., 209; 7. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 207; 8. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 206; 9. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 195; 10. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 164.

Louisiana – 1. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 74; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 72; 3. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 71; 4. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, and Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, both 66; 6. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 54; 7. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 40; 8. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 39; 9. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, Louisiana, 38; 10. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 36.

Maryland – 1. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 74; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 73; 3. Bradley Mellott, Needmore, Pa., 61; 4. Devin Brenneman, Hesston, Pa., 58; 5. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 55; 6. Steven Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., and Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., both 53; 8. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 49; 9. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 48; 10. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 47.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 392; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., and Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., both 348; 4. Matt Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 322; 5. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 290; 6. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 284; 7. Zachary Foesch, Bird Island, Minn., 280; 8. Andrew Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 274; 9. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 237; 10. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 235.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 111; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 110; 3. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., and J. R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., both 101; 5. Kevin Dye, Agency, Mo., 88; 6. Dakota Osborn, Savannah, Mo., 85; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 79; 8. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 78; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 75; 10. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 73.

Nebraska – 1. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 502; 2. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 396; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 387; 4. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 365; 5. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 312; 6. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 304; 7. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 302; 8. Dennis Engelhaupt, Page, Neb., 301; 9. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 290; 10. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 284.

New Jersey – 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 257; 2. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 234; 3. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 218; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 215; 5. Joseph Kay, Perkasie, Pa., 204; 6. Cody West, Boyertown, Pa., 190; 7. Dale Eggert, Tuckerton, N.J., 180; 8. Aiden Borden, Jackson, N.J., 177; 9. Buddy Schweibinz, Petersburg, N.J., and Phillip Meisner, Chesterfield, N.J., both 176.

North Carolina – 1. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 194; 2. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 179; 3. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 170; 4. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 155; 5. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 154; 6. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 137; 7. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 134; 8. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 115; 9. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 114; 10. Lance Christie, Fayetteville, N.C., 106.

North Dakota – 1. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 269; 2. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 261; 3. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 230; 4. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 193; 5. Brett Geldner, St. Peter, Minn., 39; 6. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 38; 7. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 35; 8. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 34; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 33; 10. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 32.

Ohio – 1. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 238; 2. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 233; 3. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 232; 4. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 201; 5. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 188; 6. Scott D. Richards, Amanda, Ohio, 181; 7. David Seitz, Londonderry, Ohio, 168; 8. Chase Baker, Waynesville, Ohio, 163; 9. Dylan Troyer, Urbana, Ohio, 145; 10. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 142.

Oklahoma – 1. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 455; 2. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 374; 3. Danny Wood (55W), Norman, Okla., 335; 4. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 315; 5. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 286; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 270; 7. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., and Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., both 252; 9. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 237; 10. Steven Shebester, Tuttle, Okla., 233.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 734; 2. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 557; 3. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 447; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 441; 5. Mikell McGee, Doylesburg, Pa., 435; 6. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 429; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 411; 8. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 392; 9. Derek Hauck, Allenwood, Pa., 380; 10. Jarrett Cavalet, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 379.

South Carolina – 1. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 158; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 131; 3. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., and Connor Otten, Rockwell, N.C., both 125; 5. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 112; 6. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 104; 7. John Frutchey, Huger, S.C., 100; 8. Gray Leadbetter, Morganton, N.C., and Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., both 99; 10. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 96.

South Dakota – 1. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 564; 2. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 527; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 445; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 427; 5. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 416; 6. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 405; 7. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 401; 8. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 340; 9. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 318; 10. Lincoln Drewis, Tripoli, Iowa, 317.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 674; 2. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 456; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 418; 4. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 377; 5. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 319; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 303; 7. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, and Blake Mallory, Joshua, Texas, both 295; 9. Michael Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 284; 10. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 258.

Virginia – 1. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 112; 2. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 111; 3. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 110; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., and Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., both 98; 6. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 92; 7. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 80; 8. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 77; 9. Christopher Humblet, Shiloh, N.C., 70; 10. Bill Mullis, Seaford, Va., 68.

 

 

Hangtown 100 registration is open for November event at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 9, 2021…With the Elk Grove Ford “Hangtown 100” coming up in November at Placerville Speedway we wanted to remind everyone that event registration is open for the much-anticipated show.

Simply visit https://www.hangtown100.com/register-online and fill out the online registration form. The form allows teams to register multiple entries, which also helps with hauler parking at the event. A parking plan is being put in place and a map is being formulated, therefore the sooner event officials can plan the better.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 18th, 19th and 20th marks the second ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. Along with the National Midgets we'll also welcome in the Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints all three-nights.

Three-night Reserved ticket packages for the Hangtown 100 cost $120, while three-night General Admission packages are available for $90. Reserved seating will make up rows J-T and General Admission will be comprised of rows A-I. Pit pass combo upgrades are also available for $20 each day. To purchase your tickets visit https://happsnow.com/event/Placerville-Speedway

The expanded three-night event will utilize a modified Trophy Cup style format, featuring larger than normal inverts. All the biggest names in USAC National Midget racing will be in action, as well as special guest appearances by some of racing’s biggest stars.

With the show now moving to a weekend date, it is sure to be even bigger and better in 2021. Camping is available on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and can be reserved by calling 530-621-5860.

To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

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

Join over 14,100 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates regarding the track. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.


 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY POSTPONES 25TH SEASON TO 2022
(July 9, 2021) OHSWEKEN, Ont. – The Ohsweken Speedway management team has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the track’s 25th season of racing to 2022. While disappointing, the decision was made with the best interests of the local community and long-term health of the speedway in mind.

The decision was not easy for track owner Glenn Styres and his team of officials, however the Six Nations of the Grand River community has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions have not yet eased locally as they have in other regions. Several major events have already been cancelled in the area, including the internationally-renowned Grand River Powwow.

“This decision hurts right now, but when we can fully open in May 2022 we promise it will be well worth the wait,” Styres said. “We realize this news will be disappointing to many, but our relationship with the local community is vital to our success, and this is the right thing to do to support our neighbours, friends, and family.”

Ohsweken Speedway attracts fans and race teams from all over Eastern Canada and the United States, and it was important to track management to provide certainty and allow stakeholders to plan for the remainder of the year. Concerns with large numbers of travellers entering the area also contributed to the decision to postpone, along with the continued uncertainty of border crossing restrictions.

The facility has not sat idle despite the lack of racing action, and plenty of work is still ongoing at the track. Fans and racers will be greeted with a new VIP tower in turn three, new front and back stretch walls, paved walkways, vastly improved parking areas, and several other upgrades when the track opens in the spring of 2022.

“We are full speed head planning for 2022 when we can safely have everyone back,” said Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We don’t do things halfway at Ohsweken Speedway, and we are using this downtime wisely so that our fans and race teams will be wowed when they come back in 2022. We are as committed as ever to providing the biggest and best short track racing events in the country.”

Fans and racers can look forward to several blockbuster events in 2022, including the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. Stay tuned to www.ohswekenspeedway.com over the coming months for announcements regarding the 2022 season.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

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Racing at Ohsweken Speedway is made possible by these valued partners: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Ohsweken Speedway Racesource, Halifax Thunderbirds, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Strickland’s GMC, Club 54 Racing, Oakwood Transport, and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Returns With Annual Kids Night Celebration Featuring Three Division Show

By Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA- This one is for the kids! Bring the little ones to the Port Royal Speedway for Kids Night this Saturday and a three-division show featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, River Valley Builders Super Late Models and Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models.

Along with a lot of great racing, there will be 300-plus toys to give away to the kids with gift bags, games, drinks and more. There will also be race cars on display along with a painting activity and Bicycle and Power Wheels races.

Gates open at 4:00 pm and at that time kids will be able to get their prize tickets and complete all bike registration under the pavilion. Prizes will be in the commercial building on a first come, first serve basis and YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET and be with a parent/guardian.

Bike races ages are as follows:

0-4 Power Wheels, 0-4 Bikes, 5-6 Bikes, 7-8 Bikes, 9-10 Bikes and 11-12 Bikes. All participants are REQUIRED to wear a helmet.

Gates open at 4pm while Racing is scheduled to kick off at 7pm. GA- $20, Students- $10, Pits- $30

Most recently in Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car action, Kyle Larson picked up the win during Pennsylvania Speedweek in a barn-burner over Lance Dewease and Danny Dietrich. Logan Wagner currently sits on top of the series points standings with a 245-point advantage over his father, Mike Wagner. Dylan Cisney (-265), Jeff Halligan (-315) and Gerrard McIntyre (-910) complete the top-five.

In River Valley Builders Super Late Model action, Austin Berry enters as the most recent winner in the division. Dylan Yoder sits at the top of the point standings by a narrow 5-point margin over Gary Stuhler. Ross Robinson (-35), Colton Flinner (-90) and Tyler Bare (-145) completes the top-five.

Finally in Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model competition, Devin Hart holds a commanding 160-point advantage over Shawn Shoemaker. Derick Garman (-180), Andrew Yoder (-315) and Kenny Yoder (-375) in the standings. Shoemaker and Hart are the most recent winners as they both earned victories in early June during a double-feature night.

For fans unable to attend, racing will again be available for viewing via FloRacing and more information can be found at http://www.Floracing.COM.

For all the latest news and information, be sure to visit www.portroyalspeedway.com and stay connected via Twitter@portroyalspdway and facebook @ portroyalspeedway.

 

 

High Stakes for Next Weekend’s USAC Midwest Midget Championship at Jefferson County Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 9, 2021) – The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget series “Mid-America Midget Week” wraps up in a big way at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway on July 15-17 with the Fourth Annual Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation.

After weaving the way through the Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Missouri on Sunday night, July 11, Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway for “Tuesday Night Thunder on July 13 and then Beloit, Kansas’ Solomon Valley Raceway for the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” on July 14, USAC’s Mid-America Midget Week comes to a grand conclusion at Jefferson County Speedway.

The week culminates with a 40-lap, $10,000-win main event on Saturday night, July 17.

It will wrap up a full weekend of racing atop the 1/5-mile clay oval that includes two full racing cards of qualifying, heats and feature events on Friday and Saturday following a Thursday night practice sessions as the USAC Midgets invade Nebraska for the only time in 2021.

And the community has stepped up to support the marquee event with more than $40,000 in purse money to be distributed during the event made possible a number of community members eager to ensure that the event continues to grow in Fairbury, NE, over the coming years.

And while the racing will be intense, there will be time to decompress and socialize as well with a shrimp boil and bar-b-que to follow the Thursday night practice from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for all race teams, crews and fans at the campground north of the track with a free concert in the beer garden following each night of racing action as well.

The event co-sanctioned with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association will be accompanied on both nights by the NOW 600/Jay-Husker Non-Wing and Restricted “A” Class Micro Sprints.

After Justin Grant topped the inaugural USAC Midwest Midget Championship in 2018, Tyler Courtney has topped the finale over each of the past two years with Jason McDougal and reigning USAC Midget champion Chris Windom snaring preliminary feature wins.

Windom of Canton, IL, will be one of several past USAC Midget champions in competition at the Midwest Midget Championship along with Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey (2018) and Minden Nevada’s Tanner Thorson (2016).

Penngrove, California’s Michael “Buddy” Kofoid currently holds the upper hand in the USAC Midget title chase aboard one of the potent Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports entries that has cracked victory lane at Jefferson County Speedway just once with a Thorson win in 2017.

After winning the “Indiana Midget Week” crown in June, Kofoid’s advantage in the overall title chase stands at 47 points over Windom entering “Mid-America Midget Week” with others among the current top five including Emerson Axsom (Franklin, IN), Justin Grant (Ione, CA) and Thorson.

Other leading USAC contenders include the likes of Thomas Meseraull, Daison Pursley, Seavey, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Jason McDougal and Cannon McIntosh among others as Wyoming’s Zac Taylor and Colorado’s Keith Rauch lead the way among the RMMRA ranks.

Past USAC National Midget Winners at Jefferson County Speedway:

8/2/16 – Chad Boat

8/1/17 – Tanner Thorson

7/14/18 – Justin Grant

7/12/19 – Jason McDougal

7/13/19 – Tyler Courtney

7/17/20 – Chris Windom

7/18/20 – Tyler Courtney

General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults on Friday night and $25 on Saturday with High School students and younger just $5 each night. Reserved seating is $25 per night (available in two-day packages only) and are available online at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab.

Unlimited general admission tickets will be sold day of show beginning at 5:00 p.m. with reserved seating only presale as described above.

All-access pit passes will be unlimited and available at the pit gate on day of show only.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with Qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m. with a free concert each night after the races at the beer garden.

Camping with electric and water hookups is available just a few hundred feet from the track by reserving online at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab. Additional camping and area information is available at https://www.visitoregontrail.org/ or http://fairburychamber.org/.

For more information, follow the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MidwestMidgetChampionship or call 405-823-8095.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. TAKES SIXTH IN DOUG FORT MEMORIAL AT THE SANTA MARIA RACEWAY

(Chino Hills, CA, July 8, 2021) 2019 USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year Eddie Tafoya Jr., took home a hard earned sixth-place finish last Saturday in the “12th Annual Doug Fort Memorial” at the Santa Maria Raceway. The finish came hot on the heels of a career best fourth place finish in the series two weeks earlier at Perris Auto Speedway.

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Eddie Tafoya Jr. photo courtesy of Charles Fawcett.

Saturday’s track had a lot of character and proved to be a challenge for the 22-teams on hand. Twenty-one of the cars turned in qualifying laps. Tafoya flew around the 1/3-mile banked clay oval with a time of 14.739. That was good for sixth quickest on the night and his third best qualifying effort of the year. The two times he ended up with better qualifying results came at Perris Auto Speedway in May and June.

Tafoya followed up qualifying by starting fifth on a track that was proving hard to pass on in his 10-lap heat. When the checkered flag ended that race, he was sixth.

The key for the main event for all the competitors was not to get consumed by the ruts in turns one and two. That is just what Tafoya did in the yellow flag plagued race. Starting on the inside of the fifth row in ninth, he advanced one spot forward by the end of the first circuit and he was up to sixth on lap five. The Chino Hills, California driver patiently worked his way up to fifth by the end of the ninth lap and stayed there through the middle portion of the race.

With about five laps to go, Tafoya slipped back to seventh, but a last lap pass netted him sixth place and his best finish on the San Luis Obispo County track. That result gives him three top-10 finishes in his last four starts in the tough USAC/CRA Series. The only time he did not finish in the top 10 in that stretch was at the May 22nd race at Perris when he ran out of fuel while in second during the closing laps.

The recent string of good runs is not only evident on the track, but it also shows in the USAC/CRA championship standings. In the last three races, Tafoya has hurdled 15 drivers to move up from 29th to a tie for 14th.

Things are about to get busy for the Specialty Fasteners #51T team. Beginning with the July 17th race at Perris, there will be 14 races in the next four months. Up to this point in the year, there were only eight races scheduled in the four months leading up to July.

The 2021 Team Tafoya shirts are proving to be very popular with fans. You can meet the driver and his crew in the pits after any of the upcoming USAC/CRA races and pick up a shirt while you are down there. For those who cannot make it to the track, contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. on his Instagram or Facebook page and he will be able to take your order and ship a shirt to you.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell. If you or your company would like to become a part of the team in 2021, please give them a call or send an Email to the contact information at the top of this press release.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2021 Race Results

1/12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th B Main

1/16 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 8th H Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

4-16 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th C Main

4-17 Paragon Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

6-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-3 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

 

 

RAY LOVE MAKES A WINNING 2021 PACE RUSH LATE MODEL DEBUT AT WINCHESTER; MAX BLAIR SWEEPS STATELINE-ERIEZ CIRCUIT FOR 1ST RUSH WINS OF 2021; GALE RUTH JR CONTINUES WINNING WAYS CAPTURING 1ST EVER RUSH SPRINT RACE AT DOG HOLLOW
By Marcie Barlow

(July 8, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...There was plenty of Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC action over the Fourth of July holiday as the Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Pro Mods, Stock Cars, and Karting Series were all in action. Ray Love made his first ever visit to Winchester Speedway a profitable one as he picked up the victory in RUSH Late Model action, while Max Blair got off the schneid sweeping the Stateline-Eriez circuit for his first RUSH victories of the season.

The Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series for the Late Models made its first ever appearance at Dog Hollow Speedway last Friday night for the "Jim Burns Tribute". Mother Nature may have interfered with the event, but the speedway’s new promotional team was not deterred, and the event was completed following a three-hour rain delay. Jeremy Wonderling led the first 10 laps before a caution slowed the field. Virginia driver Kyle Hardy powered by Wonderling when the racing action resumed and went on to claim his fifth victory in Touring Series action in 2021, worth $3,000. Sixth place starter Chub Frank came home in the runner-up position as he passed both Joe Martin and Wonderling on a lap 22 restart. Max Blair, who scored the $2,500 Super Late Model victory earlier in the evening, came home in fifth.

The Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Cars were also in competition at Dog Hollow for the first time ever with Gale Ruth, Jr. adding his name to the Dog Hollow record book. Ruth has now won four races at four different speedways in 2021! The 20-lap caution free main event was completed in just over six minutes. Pole-sitter Kevin Ruhlman came home in the second spot after dropping to fourth early on with Chad Ruhlman, Arnie Kent and Blaze Myers rounding out the top five. The RUSH Sprints will return to Dog Hollow on August 20 for another Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series event, but this time for $800 to-win, $160 to-start.

The Late Model Touring Series continued on to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway the next night for the "Herb Scott Memorial". Jeremy Wonderling may have been the bridesmaid the previous night at Dog Hollow, but the New York driver was determined to be in the winner’s circle at “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile” and he did just that. Super Late Model ace Michael Norris led the first five laps until he was slowed by mechanical woes at which time Wonderling, who had started fourth, inherited the top spot. Wonderling weathered four cautions in the early stages of the event before the final 17 circuits went green-to-checkered to score a very well deserved $2,000 victory. Hardy took home the second spot over Joe Martin. Zach Gunn was a career best Tour effort in forth as Garret Paugh rounding out the top five in his first start of the season with RUSH.

The lone Pace RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series event of the weekend took place Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Preston Cope and Justin Shea tangled on the opening lap of the main event. Shea did a 360-spon in front of the field and fortunately was able to continue without any damage, while several others weren't as lucky. Tony Tatgenhorst took over the top spot when the action resumed and led the first 11 circuits before Shea took over. Shea then went on to lead the final four laps and score his second PPMS win of the season and third of his career at the "Monster Half-Mile". Tatgenhorst, Ayden Cipriano, Dave Price and Cope completed the top five- all with their season best finishes.

Ray Love made his first visit to Winchester Speedway a profitable one as he scored the victory in the Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Weekly Series special. Love’s heat race win earned him the pole position for the main event. Love, Megan Mann, Devin Brannon, and later Levi Crowl battled for the entire distance of the main event with Love, “the Maryland Invader”, defeating the speedway’s regulars to score a $1,000 payday. Brannon and Crowl were able to get by Mann for the second and third positions. Mann held on for fourth as the female racer continues to impress in 2021. Daniel Brown, Jr. came home fifth.

With Woodhull Raceway raining out, Jason Knowles headed northwest and claimed his second win of the season at Genesee Speedway Saturday evening. Knowles, who started in the second spot, weathered several tricky moments in lapped traffic to lead the entire distance of the 25-lap main event. Doug Ricotta, who started in the eighth position, finished in second followed by Austin Hauser, Austyn Fugle and Paul Grigsby. A solid field of 23 cars were on hand.

Max Blair may no longer be a regular competitor in Pace Performance RUSH Late Model action, but the Centerville, Pa. driver is always a threat any time he is in action. Saturday evening at Stateline Speedway, Blair started on the pole and would weather several cautions in route to scoring the win in his first RUSH start of 2021 at the Busti, New York oval. Believe it or not, it was Blair's first RUSH win of 2021. Veterans Scott Garda and Darrell Bossard finished second and third respectively with David Parker and Jason Genco rounding out the top five.

On Sunday evening Blair travelled to Eriez Speedway. After scoring the win in the Super Late Model portion of the "Mike Farr Memorial", Blair climbed behind the wheel of his RUSH Late Model to pick up his second victory of the night. Matthew Sipes led the first six circuits before Jeremy Wonderling took over the lead. Wonderling built up a half straightaway lead by lap 12. Cautions on laps 14 and 17 slowed the field and provided Blair with the opportunity he needed to challenge Wonderling. Blair wrestled the lead from Wonderling on lap 18 to garner his second RUSH win in as many night. Wonderling completed his three race weekend with another podium finish in the second spot. Sipes followed in third with Genco and Breyton Santee in fourth and fifth respectively.

Pace Performance RUSH Pro Mod action at Stateline Speedway saw Greg Johnson visit victory lane for the second time this season as he bested the 18-car field. Veterans Al Brewer, Scott Gurdak, Mike Eschrich and Dennis Lunger, Jr. completed the top five. RUSH Pro Mod racing at Bradford Speedway Sunday evening saw Steve Dixon score his second consecutive victory and third overall of 2021. Eschrich, Brewer, Adam Peterson, and Tim Schram completed the first five.

Jeremy Zufall picked up his third victory in the RUSH Stock Car division at Dog Hollow on Friday and his fourth overall of 2021 in Pace Weekly Series Competition. Mikael Beaver traveled down to Dog Hollow on Friday night and was unable to start the feature; however, they got their gremlins worked out as he won on Sunday at Eriez to maintain the points lead.

Winners in RUSH Karting action at the Stateline Speedway were Emmie Bush (Amateur), Ethan Arnone (JR-1), Cody Rickard (JR-2), and Jay Groves (Adult).

Rain scored the win in Pace Performance RUSH weekly racing action at Raceway 7, The Hill Speedway, Delaware International Speedway and Woodhull Raceway. The RUSH Late Models had the week off at both Potomac Speedway and Fulton Speedway.

RUSH Sprint Car action will take place this Sunday at Sharon Speedway as part of the Justin Snyder “Salute to the Troops” racing that includes the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars as the event will be live on FloRacing.

The Pace Performance RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will be in action Friday at Raceway 7 for a Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series event then back to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday. Expo Speedway will host a $800 to-win Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series event next Thursday night, which will kickoff three straight nights of racing with Lernerville on Friday and Sharon on Saturday. The RUSH Mods will have five events in nine days starting this Friday night!

Weekly Pace Performance RUSH Late Model action is scheduled at Raceway 7, Dog Hollow Speedway, and the Hill Speedway this Friday. Saturday RUSH Late Model action will take place at Delaware International Speedway, Fulton Speedway, and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. RUSH Late Model action is also scheduled for Eriez Speedway on Sunday. There will be no RUSH Late Model action at Potomac, Genesee, Stateline, Woodhull, Winchester or Bradford Speedways this weekend.

Flynn’s Tire and Born2Run Lubricants RUSH Late Model Touring Series action resumes on Saturday, July 17th at Sharon Speedway for the Bill Forney Memorial event that pays $3,199 to win.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our various Facebook page and Twitter accounts by searching for the appropriate divisions.

 

 

Sprint Invaders Hit the High Banks of Moberly on Friday!

(Bill W) July 8, 2021 – The Sprint Invaders first of two appearances this year at the Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri, occurs this Friday, July 9. The event will pay $2,000 to win, and $300 to start.

Last Sunday, Jonathan Cornell bested the Sprint Invaders field on the bullring at Benton County Speedway in Vinton, Iowa. The Sedalia, Missouri native hopes to make it two in a row nearer to his hometown, but the competition will be stiff. Gravois Mills, Missouri’s Ayrton Gennetten won two of the three Sprint Invaders visits to the high banks of Moberly in 2020. Gennetten returns Friday aboard the Scott Bonar #50. Veteran Randy Martin won the other event at RCR last year.

USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, and 4-cylinders will also be in action. Pits open at 4 p.m., with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $20, with kids 13 and under FREE! Senior and Military are $15. Pits passes are $40, ages 7-14 $20 and ages 3-6 $10.

Win a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill!

One lucky winner will take home a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill, Bags Green Mountain Pellets, and a whole processed hog thanks to the Mighty Miss Grill Company, Jamison Farms and 34 Raceway! The package, benefiting the Sprint Invaders Association, is valued at nearly $1,000. Tickets are just $10 each or three for $20. Get yours by visiting the beer window at 34 Raceway, a Sprint Invaders volunteer, member or driver! The drawing will be held Friday, August 20 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson.

Check out the brand new website for the Sprint Invaders located at www.SprintInvaders.com!

2021 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Friday, May 28 – Lee County Speedway (Rain)

Sunday, May 30 – 34 Raceway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Friday, June 25 – Davenport Speedway (Rain)

Saturday, June 26 – 34 Raceway (Rain)

Sunday, July 4 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)

Friday, July 9 – Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO)

Wednesday, July 21 – East Moline Speedway (East Moline, IL)

Wednesday, July 28 – Dubuque Speedway (Dubuque, IA)

Friday, August 20 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Saturday, August 21 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Friday, September 3 – Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO)

Saturday, September 11 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Saturday, September 25 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

 


 

Gold Dust Fever brings a night of traditional Wingless racing to Placerville Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…The Placerville Speedway will present something a little different for race fans this Saturday when the inaugural “Gold Dust Fever” showcases an evening of Wingless Sprint Car and Midget competition on the bullring.

An event featuring the same divisions was held last season without fans in the stands, but now the loyal Placerville faithful can catch the back ‘em in sideways action live and in person. Set to invade the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile on Saturday will include the USAC West Coast 360 Sprinters, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Lightning Sprints.

“Throughout the season we enjoy offering diversity with our schedule and this Saturday is definitely part of that,” commented Promoter Scott Russell. “Placerville Speedway is a great venue for Wingless Sprint Cars and Midgets. It has been a solid year so far here and we hope everyone will come check out the USAC West Coast 360s, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Lightning Sprints this weekend.”

Gold Dust Fever on Saturday will be just the second injected Wingless 360 Sprint Car event at the Placerville Speedway since 2017. Last October’s USAC West Coast 360 appearance was captured by Ryan Timmons, who goes into this weekend ranking third in points behind DJ Johnson and Austin Liggett. Brody Roa and Tanner Boul round out the top-five.

The USAC Western States Midgets portion of the event will be the first of two races at the track prior to the running of the Elk Grove Ford “Hangtown 100” in November. Liggett goes into Saturday leading the standings over Shannon McQueen, Blake Bower, Brody Fuson and David Prickett.

The BCRA Lightning Sprints will make their fifth appearance of the year but first without the wings. Craig Holsted, Eric Greco and Terry Bergstrom have scooped up wins so far on the red clay.

Adult tickets this Saturday July 10th cost $22, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18. Kids 6-11 cost $10 and those five and under are free. Grandstand seating is general admission, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Please note if patrons sit in a reserved seat, they may be asked to move.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at https://www.universe.com/embed2/events/2021-usac-west-coast-midgets-360s-gold-dust-fever-tickets-placerville-0S1597

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered from 4-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm with cars on track at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

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

Join over 14,300 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2021 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday July 10: USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Lightning Sprints | Gold Dust Fever

Saturday July 17: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

Saturday July 24: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

 

Sprint Pay-Out Boosted at Tri-City Raceway Park for Sprint Spectacular
(Franklin, PA July 7, 2021): Merle Black has upped the stakes for the Shawgo Real Estate LLC portion of the Sprint Spectacular that will be held at his Tri-City Raceway Park when action resumes on July 18. The winner of the 410 Sprint feature that night will take home $2,500!
The increase in the winner’s share could not have come at a better time for third-generation racer Brandon Matus. With a win and a second place finish in his last two outings, Matus, who is known as “the Wheelman,” has closed to within one point in his quest for a first championship at Tri-City Raceway Park. Jack Sodeman, Jr. is struggling to hold on to his lead and he knows how difficult that may be. You see, Sodeman is down to one car and one wing after destroying two cars. One crash came at Tri-City, while he was leading the Western PA Speedweek event a few weeks ago. The other came more recently at a track in eastern Ohio.
Recent top finishes by Bob Felmlee has propelled him into third in the Shawgo Real Estate LLC point standings. But Brent Matus has moved to fourth, just seven out of the third spot.
Holding down fifth is Kyle Colwell, who competes weekly with a 360 cubic inch powerplant under the hood of his Sprint Car, while almost all others have 410 engines in theirs.
Other top drivers expected for the Sprint Spectacular are Brandon Spithaler, Carl Bowser, Darin Gallagher, Leyton Wagner, and Bob McMillin.
With the extra money on the line, some outsiders may drop in as well.
One driver who will not be on hand is Sye Lynch, the winner in last week’s Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprint race. Lynch is hitting the road. He will be racing in the Midwest against tough national competition. We wish him well and we look forward to his return to the fold later in the season at Tri-City Raceway Park.
Also on the card will be the RUSH Sprint Cars, presented by Gary Glass Automotive and Washington House. In two previous contests at Tri-City Raceway Park, Chad Ruhlman and Gale Ruth Jr. were victorious in this back ‘em in style of racing. Ruth became the third member of his family who scored a win at Tri-City. More than a dozen other racers are expected to challenge for the win, including former 410 track champion Rod George, and popular Arnie Kent.
The next generation of racers will get their chance to compete at Tri-City Raceway Park on the 18th of July. The Junior Sprints will tackle the big half mile. Most of the drivers in this class are youngsters just getting their feet wet in the sport. The division has already graduated some racers into the big car ranks, including Chase Metheny, a racer in the Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprint Cars, and Ayden Cipriano, who recently brought his 358 Modified to the track to take on the Krill Recycling LLC competitors.
The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks and the 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks will complete the program on the 18th of July. The Pro Stocks will be getting ready for the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship that will be coming up on the 25th of July.
Further information about Tri-City Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing the office at tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Or, you can check the web at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com, or the Facebook page at Tri City Raceway Park. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township.

 

Knoxville Raceway

$1 Busch Light Night


We kick off the inaugural Corn Belt Weekend with $1 Busch Light cans night!

From the time the gates open at 4:30pm for Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers practice we'll be serving $1 Busch Light cans.

Bring your friends, enjoy the first-ever NASCAR laps at Knoxville Raceway and drink some ice cold Busch Lights.

Remember to drink responsibly and have a designated driver.
Downtown Knoxville Block Party on Friday


Come to Knoxville early on Saturday and explore everything our community has to offer!

Check out the Downtown Block Party starting at 11am. Local businesses are ready to entertain race fans with specials and featured items. Listen to the live music by Jackson St. Edition on the square. Grab lunch grilled by the Knoxville Rotary. And try your hand at Axe Throwing.

There will also be games and activities for the younger fans, too!

Downtown Knoxville is located just one mile from Knoxville Raceway.
Get to Know the Drivers


Join MRN broadcasters Steve Post and Dillon Welch for a live Question and Answer session on the Cemen Tech Entertainment Stage Friday, starting at 2pm.

Guest line-up includes Chase Briscoe, John Hunter Nemechek, Tyler Ankrum, Ben Rhodes, Stewart Friesen and Jessica Friesen.

Stick around AFTER the Q&A for live music by local singer Lucas Beebe.

And come back after the races for a concert by Des Moines' Punching Pandas.

The Cemen Tech Entertainment Stage is located at the far east end of the the Fan Zone behind the frontstretch grandstands.
Our Featured Drink - The Truckila Sunset


Knoxville Raceway is known for it's sunsets behind Turns 3 & 4. Take a few pics while you're here and share them with your friends who made the wrong decision not to join you at the track!

And, while you're here, stop by our liquor stands under the grandstands and try our featured drink, the Truckila Sunset, made with tequila, orange juice, grenadine and soda water. Just $5 for a single or $8 for a double.
If Craft Beer is Your Drink of Choice


Check our our friends at the Peace Tree Brewing Company in downtown Knoxville this weekend.

Peace Tree Brewing Company offers award-winning craft beers brewed right here in Knoxville. Plus, this weekend they'll have food trucks every day, race-themed drinks and a bocce ball court on the patio! Peace Tree Brewing Company is open from 2pm - 10pm on Thursday, 11am-11pm on Friday and Saturday and 1pm-5pm on Sunday.

And, we have a Peace Tree Brewing Company Craft Beer Garden on site at Knoxville Raceway! Under the frontstretch grandstands, we offer eight different Peace Tree beers and seltzers. Plus we have seating and TVs showing the race, so you'll never miss a lap!
What to Do on Saturday


Prior to Saturday's BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Clash, head back to the Cemen Tech Entertainment Stage for another driver Q&A, this time with our non-wing and winged sprint car drivers.

at 4pm, Hosts Steve Post and Tony Bokhoven will be interviewing our open wheel drivers, including Brady Bacon, Justin Grant, Kevin Thomas Jr., Justin Henderson and Terry McCarl.

Stick around after the bench-racing session for live music from local band Jackson St. Edition.
Don't Leave the Track Without Your Corn Belt Weekend Apparel


The only place to get officially licensed Knoxville Raceway gear is at Dennison Racing Tee's, located just outside of the main walk-in gates on the frontstretch and under the backstretch grandstands.

Dennison Racing Tee's will be selling inaugural Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers t-shirts and hats. They'll also have BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Clash tees, too!

While you're there, check out the full line of Knoxville Raceway, apparel. Dennison Racing Tee's merchandise can also be purchased online.
Win A Yeti from Our Friends at Cemen Tech


Our friends and sponsors of the entertainment stage this weekend, Cemen Tech, are giving away a Yeti Cooler!

Simply text "races" to 515-375-0663 for a chance to win!

And, while you're at the track this weekend, stop by the Cemen Tech display area next to the stage to talk to them about all of their career opportunities. If you're looking to join a great company, earn great pay and work with great people, Cemen Tech wants to talk with you! Check out their open positions and apply online.
More Iowans Drive Chevys


Thank you to our partners at Premier Chevy Dealers for supporting the first-ever NASCAR event at Knoxville Raceway!

The Premier Chevrolet Dealers are made up of 13 Central Iowa Chevy Dealers. These dealers employ hundreds of Iowans in the areas of sales, service, marketing and operations. Chevrolet has been the #1 selling brand for over 10 years in the state of Iowa. This group has been a long time sponsor of college athletics; motor sports, Making Strides against Breast Cancer and instrumental in Pay it Forward campaigns for local first responders, teachers and our military. They are focused on making sure More Iowans continue to drive Chevrolet, more than any other brand of vehicle on the road today.

Be sure to use #MoreIowansDriveChevy in your social posts this weekend to show your support!
Tickets Still Available
Tickets for all three nights of the Inaugural Corn Belt Weekend at Knoxville Raceway are still available.

Thursday, July 8 - Practice Night for the Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers. Tickets- $10. All seating is general admission. Children 12 and under are free, but still must obtain a ticket to enter.

Friday, July 9 - Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Reserved seating - $40. Children 12 and under free. (Reserved seating on front stretch is sold out. Reserved seats in row 11 or higher is available on the back stretch.) General admission seating is $35 and is available on both the front and back stretches. Children 12 and under are free in general admission, but will still need to obtain a ticket to enter.

Saturday, July 10 - BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Clash. Reserved seating is $35. Children 12 and under are $10 in reserved sections. General admission tickets are $30. Children 12 and under are free in general admission but still need to obtain a ticket to enter.

Tickets are available online here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets will also be sold at the event in the ticket office.
Tickets for all three nights of the Inaugural Corn Belt Weekend at Knoxville Raceway are still available.

Thursday, July 8 - Practice Night for the Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers. Tickets- $10. All seating is general admission. Children 12 and under are free, but still must obtain a ticket to enter.

Friday, July 9 - Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Reserved seating - $40. Children 12 and under free. (Reserved seating on front stretch is sold out. Reserved seats in row 11 or higher is available on the back stretch.) General admission seating is $35 and is available on both the front and back stretches. Children 12 and under are free in general admission, but will still need to obtain a ticket to enter.

Saturday, July 10 - BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Clash. Reserved seating is $35. Children 12 and under are $10 in reserved sections. General admission tickets are $30. Children 12 and under are free in general admission but still need to obtain a ticket to enter.

Tickets are available online here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets will also be sold at the event in the ticket office.

 

 

ALL STAR SPRINTS RETURN TO SHARON FOR A 2-NIGHT STAND THIS WEEKEND; “LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL” SATURDAY & JUSTIN SNYDER’S “SALUTE TO THE TROOPS” SUNDAY

By Mike Leone

July 7, 2021

(Hartford, OH)…After a weekend off, Sharon Speedway is gearing up for a big two-race weekend featuring the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars this Saturday and Sunday (July 10-11). Tony Stewart’s travelling band will compete in the 13th annual “Lou Blaney Memorial” presented by Premier Pallet and the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation for $8,000 to-win on Saturday night followed by Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops" presented by Self Made Racing LLC for $6,000 to-win on Sunday night. Saturday’s event will include the BRP Modified Tour, while the non-wing Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars will be part of Sunday’s show. Warm-ups are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. each night.

Saturday’s "Lou Blaney Memorial" will celebrate the life and accomplishments of the Hall of Fame driver, who won more than 600 feature victories during a five-decade career. The legend has at least 121 Modified wins and another 11 documented in a Sprint Car at Sharon alone. Blaney passed away in 2009 after battling Alzheimer’s. There will also be a Chinese Auction along with the live auction (see current items posted below) that starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Lou Blaney Memorial event t-shirts and Ryan Blaney Family Foundation apparel will be on sale. Information will also be available on the Alzheimer's Association.

For the seventh straight year, the “Lou Blaney Memorial” will be under the All Stars’ sanction. It took 10 years, but there was finally a repeat winner for the Sprint Car portion of the “Lou Blaney Memorial” in 2018, and it was none other than track owner, Dave Blaney. In 2019, Dave's younger brother Dale captured his first event, while last year it was Dave's son-in-law, Cale Conley, winning his first to become the 11th different winner in 12 years!

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

Derek Snyder, owner and founder of Self Made Racing LLC, as well as the executive manager and partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Ohio, will honor his brother with the Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops” event, which is also a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project. This is the second straight year the event has been held at Sharon and once again Lee Jenson of Dragonslayer Industries has created a beautiful trophy for Sunday's All Star winner.

Justin was one of open wheel racing’s most loyal and dedicated supporters, and was a retired Army combat veteran who did two tours in Afghanistan as a proud member of the US Army 10th Mountain Division. Once retired, he moved to central Pa. before his passing on April 19, 2016. Remembered by those closest to him as a loyal friend and by anybody who met him, for his compassionate smile and whole-hearted laugh.

The Wounded Warrior Project was founded by veterans and positions itself with veterans to support those in need including their families. It provides help through independent, peer, and family support including combat stress recovery services to help those struggling both physically and/or emotionally as they strive to adjust and integrate back into civilian life.

Sharon has hosted six successful "410" Sprint Car events with six different winners in 2021! Justin Peck won the May 1 All Star show over a stellar 41-car field worth $6,000 for his first career Sharon win. George Hobaugh returned to victory lane on May 15 over the 30-car field nearly three years after his first career Sprint win. Dave Blaney thrilled the hometown capacity crowd on May 22 winning his first World of Outlaws show in 24 years. Invader Ryan Smith won the Western PA Speedweek show over a 38-car field on June 5. Central Pa. star Danny Dietrich captured his first career Sharon and Ohio Speedweek victory over a huge 53-car field in the All Star-sanctioned event on June 15. Andy most recently, Dale Blaney made a winning 2021 debut on June 26 driving Rich Farmer's #29 to victory.

Five-time 2021 All Star winner, Tyler Courtney, currently leads the Series points. Other full-time All Star drivers include Peck, Spencer Bayston, Hunter Schurenberg, Cory Eliason, Paul McMahan, Zeb Wise, Bill Balog, Cap Henry, Kyle Reinhardt, T.J. Michael, and Skylar Gee. Standouts Rico Abreu, Danny Dietrich, and Brent Marks are three of the outsiders that will be competing at Sharon this weekend.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds will make their first and only scheduled appearance of the 2021 season on Saturday night as they will round out the two-division show in a $2,000 to-win BRP Mod Tour event. Thus far this season, BRP has completed three events with Rex King, Jr., Chad Brachmann, and Garrett Krummert victorious. Krummert has a six-point lead on Rex King, Jr. with Brachmann, Rex King, and Brad Rapp completing the top five in points.

There have been 10 different winners in 12 “Lou Blaney Memorial” Modified events. New York legend Jack Johnson captured the inaugural 2009 race, while local Ohio drivers Jim Rasey and Rob Kristyak stole the thunder in 2010 and 2011. Kevin Bolland won the prestigious event in 2012 and fellow western Pa. racer Dave Murdick joined him in 2013. In 2014, Rex King, Jr. won the event part of his dream season, while in 2015 Jim Weller, Jr. added his name to the win list. Rasey became the first repeat winner in 2016. Jeremiah Shingledecker got his first event win in 2017, while New York’s Mike Maresca ended the locals’ run of eight straight event wins thanks to his victory in 2019. Five years after his first win, King, Jr. added his second event win in 2019. Last year, Erick Rudolph became the third Empire State racer to be victorious in the event.

The Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars will make their fifth appearance of the season on Sunday night. Gale Ruth, Jr. leads the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series with four Series wins overall at four different tracks, but has yet to win at Sharon. Seventeen-year-old Nolan Groves has been impressive at Sharon with two wins and a runner-up finish. The 2018 and 2019 champion, Chad Ruhlman, is atop RUSH's $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship standings with two victories including the most recent on June 26 at Sharon, and also leads the all-time win list at the track with five victories. Veteran Rod George won the May 22 show at Sharon. On June 5, an all-time record high RUSH Sprint Car count of 23 was established.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon each day with pit pass ticket sales beginning at 3 p.m. and general admission sales at 4. The All Stars drivers meeting is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts at 6 with warm-ups, qualifying and racing to follow.

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

Saturday's "Lou Blaney Memorial" live auction items: *Ryan Blaney Signed NASCAR Windshield *Dave Blaney signed Busch Series Fire suit *William Byron signed replica helmet *Chase Elliott signed die cast and Funko Pop *Coral Yeti Cooler with accessories *Donny Schatz signed sideboard *One of a kind Corn Hole Boards *Battery operated Children’s Bike *Thom Duma necklace and earrings *2 Season Pit Passes to Sharon Speedway *Collectibles from Eastern Museum of Motor Racing *Lou Blaney 2001 Mercer Raceway Champion’s Jacket

 

 

USAC Midgets “Chad McDaniel Memorial” Returns to Solomon Valley Raceway on Wednesday, July 14!

Lonnie Wheatley, BELOIT, Kan. (July 7, 2021) – After an absence of two years, the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget series storms back into the Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas for the tenth edition of the Chad McDaniel Memorial on Wednesday night, July 14.

It marks the third leg of the USAC’s Mid-America Midget Week that fires off Sunday night, July 11, before moving on to Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway on Tuesday, July 13, and then wrapping up with the Midwest Midget Championship event at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway on July 15-17.

The event also marks the return of the USAC Midgets to Solomon Valley Raceway after being a staple of the series swing through the heartland from 2013 to 2018.

California’s Michael “Buddy” Kofoid leads the series to Solomon Valley with four feature win in his pocket already as well as the recent “Indiana Midget Week” championship.

But, it’s ninth-ranked Kevin Thomas, Jr., a Cullman, AL, native, that ranks as the most recent USAC Midget winner at Solomon Valley Raceway.

Thomas, Jr., beat Logan Seavey and Justin Grant to the line in 2018 for his second “Chad McDaniel Memorial” win after first topping the event in 2015. He joined Christopher Bell (2013 and 2017) and Bryan Clauson (2014 and 2016) as the only two-time winners of the event.

Kofoid and Thomas, Jr., are among a strong contingent of drivers expected to converge upon the ¼-mile Solomon Valley Raceway with others including the likes of top series contenders including reigning champion Chris Windom, Emerson Axsom, Justin Grant, Tanner Thorson, Thomas Meseraull, Daison Pursley, Logan Seavey, Cannon McIntosh and more.

Wednesday’s lone stop of the year in Kansas for the USAC Midget series culminates with a 40-lap, $4,000-to-win feature event and will also include the NOW 600 vs. Jayhusker Racing Association Non-Wing and Restricted Micro Sprints.

Past “Chad McDaniel Memorial” Winners:

2010 – Brad Kuhn

2011 – Rain prior to feature

2012 – Scott Hatton

7/30/13 – Christopher Bell

7/29/14 – Bryan Clauson

7/28/15 – Kevin Thomas, Jr.

8/3/16 – Bryan Clauson

8/2/17 – Christopher Bell

7/11/18 – Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday with qualifying at 7:00 p.m. and then racing to follow at 7:30 p.m.

General admission is just $20 with high school students and younger just $5. All access passes are available as well for $35 and available at the pit gate on the day of the show only.

Beloit, Kansas’ Solomon Valley Raceway is located a half mile east of SR 14 on US 24 and then a half mile south on Walnut Street. For more information, call 785-275-2908 or 405-823-8095.

 

 

Setters Returns to Winner's Circle During Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Show at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (July 7, 2021) - James Setters didn't wait long to return to the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Victory Lane.

Setters won both a heat race and the main event last Saturday in a Mike Quigley owned sprint car at Electric City Speedway during Setters' first race since his lone non-win of the year.

"I really wanted to work on lapped traffic since that's where we got passed the last time out," he said. "I worked on making quicker work in traffic and it worked out."

Setters powered from second to win a heat race, which advanced him into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"On the start I got into the moisture," he said. "The guy who started on the outside of the front row ran the top so we got into second off turn two. Then I got underneath the leader in turns three and four to take the lead."

Setters led the distance for his third win in four races this year.

"I stayed on the bottom until about halfway and then I moved to the top," he said. "I think traffic went well. My lap times didn't differ that much when I was in traffic."

The next test is this weekend when Setters brings out his family owned 360ci winged sprint car for the first time this year to tackle the Grizzly Nationals. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader is Friday and Saturday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont.

"We want to go out and race as hard as we can," he said. "Hopefully we can contend for a win, but having a complete car at the end of this weekend would make it successful."

QUICK RESULTS -

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

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., for the Grizzly Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

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

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

SPONSORS -

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

 

 

Amdahl Enjoys Successful Night of Double Duty at I-90 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, S.D. (July 7, 2021) - Elliot Amdahl produced an efficient night last Saturday when he was occupied with double-duty action at I-90 Speedway, where he followed up a charge from 13 th to third in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature with a seventh-place run in the Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360ci sprint car main event.

"I was happy with our night," he said. "We passed a lot of cars in the 305 feature. It would've been nice to get a top five in the 360 feature, but the track took rubber before it was half over and there wasn't much passing after that."

Amdahl raced from eighth to fifth in his heat race to grab the final transfer spot into the 305 A Main. He then earned the Hard Charger Award after passing 10 cars for the podium finish.

"My goal in the 305 is usually to make the top three in the feature," he said. "With the IMCA points deal, we usually start in the back of our heat and toward the back of the feature, so it's not easy to do.

"I was able to get by some cars pretty early in the feature and got to third about halfway. There was a good race for first going on in front of us. I was able to catch them when we were in lapped traffic. But once there was a caution and the track opened for them, our car was a little too loose to keep up. We needed lapped traffic in order to have a chance to challenge for the win, but the cautions didn't fall our way."

A poor draw hampered Amdahl in 360 competition in the Ziebarth No. 86.

"We started fifth in our heat race and were able to move up to fourth, but we were two spots short in points to make the invert for the A Main and we started 10th," he said. "I was up to sixth kind of early in the race and we were all racing around the top, which was going away pretty quickly. A guy slid me with about 12 laps to go and I was going to slide him back when I noticed his right rear got stuck in the rubber.

"It was pretty much one lane after that. I think they shortened the race by a few laps. It was a hot and windy night."

Next up for Amdahl will be 305 competition this Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

"We're still waiting for a part for our 410 engine," he said. "We're hoping we'll be able to race it in a couple of weeks, but it's not for sure."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. (305 sprint car) - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 3 (13).

July 3 - I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. (360 sprint car) - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 7 (10).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s; 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EARracing

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

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"B&B RV Storage and Service joined our team last year and we're happy to have them back again this year," said Amdahl said. "We've been friends with them for a long time and we're proud to represent locally owned and operated business. We greatly appreciate their support."

Amdahl would also like to thank Dells Auto, REA Hybirds, Amdahl Beef, Cressman Sanitation, Sea Foam, Last Deck, Rockstar, Flandreau Vet Clinic and 212 The Boiling Point for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Posts Pair of Runner-Up Results With USCS Series

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBUS, Miss. (July 7, 2021) - Marshall Skinner scored a pair of second-place finishes in USCS Series competition last weekend at Old No. 1 Speedway on Friday and at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Sunday.

"I really should've won both of them," he said. "I led each race, but lapped traffic got me both nights."

A run from third to first in his heat race at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark., made Skinner the high-point driver on Friday. When the zero pill was drawn for the feature inversion it placed him on the pole for the night's main event.

"I led the first 21 of 25 laps and raced side by side with Derek Hagar for about 15 of them," he said. "Then I had trouble getting around a lapped car. I tried to pass him at exactly the wrong moment. I zigged when I should have zagged and that let Derek by. Derek told me after the race he couldn't have passed me if it wasn't for the other car."

Two days later Skinner once again qualified for the feature inversion after advancing from fifth to third in his heat race. Ranked fourth in points, he found himself starting on the front row again when the four-car inversion was drawn.

"I led about the first 10 or 12 laps before a lapped car slowed me," he said. "Columbus is a high-momentum track and I lost that momentum when I tried to slide him and didn't quite make it, leaving me in the slick. That was when Derek got around me on the high side.

"Then, for some reason, the car I was trying to lap decided to follow Derek right in his tire tracks. So while I was still working to get around him, Howard Moore got by me. Howard ended up getting the win after Derek broke."

The finishes extended Skinner's streak to four consecutive runs of first or second place.

"I'm really happy with the way things are going now," he said. "I feel like I have a lot of momentum now. My car is really comfortable. The motor is running good and the shock package I have really fits me."

Skinner's successful weekend came despite being without the aid of his regular crew member.

"The guy who's been helping me was gone so my pit crew was my wife, who has an injured foot in a boot, and my two 8-year-old boys," he said. "We didn't race Saturday because we spent 14 hours at the go-kart races with them. They did really well. They both finished in the top three in both of their classes."

Up next for Skinner will be a visit to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 2 - Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 2 (1).

July 4 - Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 13 top 10s, 16` top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

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

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"I've been running J&J's for about 16 years now," Skinner said. "Their craftsmanship and quality are the best, bar none. Bonnie and Jack are super good people and are our friends. They help us out tremendously. If we go over there to do some business, they want to take us out to dinner, and we do the same when they're around here. They're just wonderful people who are great to do work with."

Skinner would also like to thank Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspension, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, KDN Promotions, Deatherage Opticians, Custom Heat & Air, Hedger Brothers Concrete, Quality Flooring and Cleaning and Commercial Equipment Co. for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Racing Ride Heads-Up Penny to First Win of 2021 at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2021) - Following a week that saw him compete in six races in eight days, Justin Henderson relished an opportunity to slow down a bit and refocus heading into the second half of the 2021 season with only one night of racing last weekend.

Henderson and the Mike Sandvig owned No. 7 team took full advantage of the breather and came back last Saturday refreshed, ready to rock as they led all 25 laps during Budweiser Salutes America Night at Knoxville Raceway for their first win of the season at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

"To go back into Knoxville after that stretch of racing, it was just nice to get back to Knoxville and apply what we learned with a clear mind," Henderson said. "We found a few things at Jackson we wanted to try and this was really the first time we were back on the same page in our half-mile program and man were we ever good."

Henderson kicked the Fourth of July Weekend event off with fireworks by besting 25 other competitors in qualifying to earn the night's Quick Time Award with a lap of 15.902 seconds. He then advanced three positions in a heat race to finish third.

It was then that Henderson had a premonition that a victory was in the cards. During the redraw he spotted a heads-up penny laying in the dirt of a fellow competitor's pit stall and he went over and picked it up. He placed the penny in his pocket for good luck and it just so happened that the driver drew the zero for the feature inversion, which placed Henderson on the pole for the night's A Main.

"We came out of the box quick time and I can honestly say I was surprised as we traditionally have struggled a bit in time trials at Knoxville," he said. "We advanced forward in a tough heat and I just kind of felt like it was our race to lose. I saw that penny laying there and I just knew that the zero was coming out of the pill draw before it was ever drawn and we were going to win that race."

Capitalizing on the front row starting spot, Henderson blasted out to the lead early on the high side of the track. Traffic came into play on Lap 9 and one lap later Henderson briefly relinquished the lead before the caution flew to put him back into the top spot. Not only did the caution give him back the lead, but it allowed Henderson to change lines on the track in clean air as the bottom was now the fast way around.

"I honestly think if we'd lost the lead there it was going to be tough to get back by him," he said. "That caution flew at just the right time and allowed me to get in a better position and was a lifesaver for sure."

With 15 laps to go, Henderson stayed glued to the bottom on the restart, but the win wouldn't come with ease as the front nose wing broke a few laps later. However, nothing was going to prevent Henderson from ending the night in Victory Lane as he held on for his third victory of the season and his 12th career win at Knoxville Raceway.

"The nose wing was folded back and we had about half the race left and I was just trying to stay focused on the task ahead," he said. "I pulled the top wing forward a bit and just tried to stay glued to the bottom. I was surprised nobody passed us, but that just shows how fast we were and that it was our night to shine."

Next up for Henderson and Sandvig will be a two-race weekend as they'll return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for another weekly show before joining the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday night. Henderson and Sandvig enter the weekend ranked second in the championship standings at both tracks.

"The goal is to capitalize on the speed and results and stay consistent with our program and being fast week in and week out," he said. "We want to win both championships and this an opportunity to further hone in on those goals. I expect to be up front all weekend and if we do our part I feel confident in our chances at both tracks."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. with the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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

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"We can't do this without great partners and Shure Built Suspensions provides us the absolute best in terms of FK Skocks," Henderson said. "I'm grateful for their support and would recommend them to anybody looking."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Powersports.com, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Emory Transmission, Eszlinger Electric, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, GRP Motorsports, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rider Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Walter notches career-best IRA showing
at Plymouth Dirt Track

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 7, 2021 – With the largest crowd of the season on hand at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis., 16th-year Plymouth, Wis. driver Josh Walter raced his 12W Torque Racing 410 Sprint Car to a strong sixth-place showing in a special 30-lap Road America NASCAR Weekend Kickoff Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association A main at the team’s hometown track on Thursday, July 1.

Walter was among a solid field of 24 IRA Sprint drivers to sign in for the event. After qualifying 14th with a lap of 11.978 seconds around the third-mile clay oval, the former 360 Sprint Car standout lined up fifth in the second 10-lap IRA heat race and moved up to fourth after passing Dave Uttech on lap 2. Walter held the spot over the final eight laps to secure a fourth-place finish.

Walter started 12th in the IRA A main and moved up to 10th on lap 6. The main event was slowed by eight yellow and red flag periods as several drivers struggled to get a handle on the ultra-fast and undulating racing surface.

The second caution flag of the race appeared on lap 8 when visiting NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Briscoe and Scotty Thiel made contact in turn three. Walter restarted eighth before dropping to 11th on lap 10. Walter battled back on the following lap to work past Russel Borland to secure 10th in the running order.

A string of five yellow and red flags over the final 14 laps saw Walter move up to seventh on a lap 24 restart. Walter advanced to sixth when Dave Uttech got loose and flipped to bring out the final red flag on lap 25.

Following an open red period to allow crews to refuel the cars, Walter powered past Josh Schneiderman on the final restart to work his way into fifth on lap 17. However, Schneiderman regained the position on the final lap as Walter came home sixth to record his second top-10 A-main showing of the 2021 IRA season in a race won by Bill Balog. The sixth-place showing was also Walter’s best 410 Sprint Car A-main finish at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

“It was a really good night for us and we were fortunately to survive all the cautions and reds and get a strong sixth in the A main,” Walter said. “Sixth is our best finish in a 410 Sprint Car at Plymouth. Our previous best 410 finish at Plymouth was an eighth in the final race of the 2020 IRA season last September.”

Walter and the Torque Racing team will take two weeks off before returning to action with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series at the Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis. on Friday, July 23 and Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, July 24.

Stay tuned to the Torque Racing Facebook and Twitter pages for schedule changes and up-to-date information.
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2021 Josh Walter-Torque Racing
By The Numbers
Total Events – 6
IRA events – 5
World of Outlaws events – 1
All Star events – 1
A-Main Victories – 0
B-Main Victories – 0
Top Five A-Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 2
Heat Race Victories – 1
Dash Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 1

2021 Josh Walter-Torque Racing
Tentative Upcoming Schedule
(Additional dates to be announced)
Friday, July 23 – Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing, Seymour, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, July 24 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)


 

 

Goldesberry scores another Top 5

Springfield, IL (July 7, 2021) –Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports ran a pair of races last week. The Rockstar Energy Drink team took on the IRA in Plymouth, WI on Thursday and made the trip to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. Included in part of the Knoxville trip was a Rockstar Energy Drink appearance at the Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh convenience store in Altoona.

Thursday night in Plymouth there were 24 cars in attendance as part of the NASCAR Kick Off Weekend. Goldesberry would time in his Rockstar Energy Drink machine 8th quick which would give him a outside front row starting spot in his heat race. On a very rough and heavy racetrack, Goldesberry would go on to win his heat and qualify for the dashes. Drawing the fifth starting spot in Dash #2, Goldesberry would finish fourth. The racetrack would remain narrow and heavy for the feature which would find the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 starting outside row four. Goldesberry would methodically pass cars and stay out of trouble throughout the 30 lap race. When the checkered flag dropped, Goldesberry crossed the line fourth and picking up another Top 5.

“We were as good as we could be at Plymouth. We couldn’t get the car free enough on that track. The key was staying out of trouble and missing the ruts.” said Goldesberry. “It was nice to have a solid finish.”

The Rockstar Energy Drink team would make the almost seven hour tow on Friday to Knoxville Raceway to gain some valuable laps. Goldesberry would be in the first qualifying group and go on to time in 22nd quick. Starting 8th in his heat race he would go on to finish 8th. The Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim started outside row 11 for the feature and would go on to finish 17th in the 25 lap main event.

“We definitely learned some things at Knoxville on what the car didn’t like. We are building our notebook there so we can get better.” said Goldesberry. “I’m getting more comfortable there in the car as Knoxville drives different than most other tracks we race.”

This weekend the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 will compete with the Midwest Open Wheel Association in Canton, IL on Saturday night.

SEASON STATS-
16 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5, 4 top 10’s

MEDIA LINKS-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMotorsports65

 

 

Inaugural Wayne Anderson Cup to highlight four nights on River Cities schedule

 By Mike Spieker

​GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Wayne Anderson was one of the biggest supporters of dirt track racing in the upper Midwest. He owned race teams, supported other competing race teams, sponsored events, drivers and race tracks, founded the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and was a River Cities Speedway partner – just to list a few of his numerous contributions to the sport. This season, River Cities will honor Anderson with a four-race mini sprint car series, dubbed the Wayne Anderson Cup.

Those four races, July 8th, July 9th, Aug. 6th and Sept. 10th, will boast an increased payout for the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints and drivers will be accumulating points for the overall Wayne Anderson Cup championship.

A strong point fund will be up for grabs with support from Hudsun Wellness Center and River Cities Speedway.

“Honestly, without Wayne Anderson, I wouldn’t be racing and I would think there wouldn’t be a NOSA series either,” said 10-time NOSA champion, Wade Nygaard. “The Wayne Anderson Cup means a lot to all of us involved with NOSA. It means a lot to me to do the best I can at those races and I would sure like to come home the winner of that deal.”

River Cities Speedway partner and four-time NLRA Late Model series champion, Brad Seng echoed Nygaard’s statements.

“Let’s face it, there wouldn’t be sprint car racing around here let alone NOSA without Wayne’s vision. He wanted to get guys building 410 motors that were basically laying around in garages… something the average person could put together and go sprint car racing,” said Seng, who was a nephew to Anderson. “It’s evolved to another level now, but Wayne was the pioneer.”

Nygaard drove for Anderson for eight seasons from the mid-1990s through the early-2000s. Nygaard started his racing career driving his family-owned car with the No. 6N, but has donned the No. 9 on the sideboards of his NOSA Sprint Car since teaming up with Anderson.

“It was a lot of fun driving for Wayne. We had such a great team back then and a lot of fun,” Nygaard added. “So many people are still involved in racing because of Wayne. He touched a lot of people. It really does mean a lot to me that we do well at these events this year.”

If you can’t make it to River Cities Speedway for the Wayne Anderson Cup events, you can watch live on RiverCitiesSpeedway.TV.

 

 

Wingless Sprints to Debut at Famed Hutchinson Grand Nationals!

Hutchinson, Kansas – July 6, 2021 - For the first time in the illustrious history of the event, wingless sprint cars will make their debut as part of the 65th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Mel Hambelton Ford on Friday night, July 16, 2021, atop the famed Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas.

This $1000 to-win, $200-to start event will be sanctioned by the USAC Wingless Sprints of Oklahoma and will bring drivers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri to try and tackle the famed half-mile oval. Hampered by rainouts during this 2021 season, only three events have been held for the series thus far this season with Brett Wilson of Coweta, Oklahoma will come into the event with a 57-point lead over Ty Hulsey of Owasso. Craig Carroll of Collinsville, Harlan Hulsey of Owasso and Tim Kent of Bristow are the top five in the series point standings. Wilson, Wyatt Burks of Topkea and Wesley Smith of Nixa, Missouri have one victory a piece.

The payout for the inaugural appearance of wingless sprint cars at the Hutch Grand Nationals are as follows: ($25 entry fee) A Feature: 1) $1000, 2) $800, 3) $600, 4) $500, 5) $450, 6) $400, 7) $375, 8) $350, 9) $325, 10) $300, 11) $275, 12) $250, 13) $225, 14-20) $200…USAC WSO rules apply.

Grandstand tickets are just $20 for adults while children ages 11 and under are free into the grandstands. Pit passes are $35. Pit gates open at 4:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 5:00 PM. Race time is set for a 7:30 PM start time.

For more information on this event and all-things Hutchinson Grand Nationals, visit the event facebook page: Hutchinson Grand National Auto Races or call (316) 364-3093.

 

 

NCRA 305 Sprint Cars of Kansas to Debut at Hutch Nationals!

Hutchinson, Kansas – July 6, 2021 – The National Championship Racing Association 305 Sprint Cars of Kansas will be making their debut during the famed O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Mel Hambelton Ford on Thursday night, July 15, 2021, to open the three-nights of racing atop the Kansas State Fairgrounds half-mile oval.

This $1000 to-win, $400-to start event will be sanctioned by the NCRA Racing Series and will bring drivers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska to try and itch their name in the record books and claim-fame as Hutch Nationals champion.

The payout for the 305 Racesavor sprints are as follows: ($25 entry fee) A Feature: 1) $1000, 2) $900, 3) $800, 4) $700, 5) $600, 6) $500, 7) $475, 8) $450, 9) $425, 10-20) $400…IMCA Racesaver rules apply.

Grandstand tickets are just $20 for adults while children ages 11 and under are free into the grandstands. Pit passes are $35. Pit gates open at 4:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 5:00 PM. Race time is set for a 7:30 PM start time.

For more information on this event and all-things Hutchinson Grand Nationals, visit the event facebook page: Hutchinson Grand National Auto Races or call (316) 364-3093.

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONTINUES. . . .

PPB POSTS BONUS, $5,000 POSSIBLE TO WIN 30 LAP MODIFIED FEATURE, USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK NATIONAL MIDGETS AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 7, 2021 . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, August 3 with the Modified & USAC NOS Energy Drink Ken Brenn MIDGET MASTERS Doubleheader all getting underway at 7:30 PM. The USAC Midgets will be chasing a $4,000 first place

prize in their 30 lap feature. Special thanks to GT Radiators of Ambler, PA, who added money to the top two modified feature positions with the winner earning $3,500. Pioneer Pole Buildings just made it all very interesting for the 30 lap Modified feature. PPB has posted a $1,500 bonus to any first time Thunder on the Hill Modified feature winner. The first time Thunder on the Hill Modified winner will pocket $5,000 just to win the 30 lap main event. In addition, GT Radiators is also paying $100 to each modified heat race winner.

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The Midgets have a long and rich history at Grandview, and many say, the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA is the perfect track to run these race cars. The winningest driver in the Midgets at Grandview is Morgantown, PA's Leigh Earnshaw, with 22 wins. Earnshaw is expected to be on hand for the Ken Brenn Midget Masters to honor this respected car owner.

This special night is dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview. Ken Brenn is an absolute "class act" and has been part of the local racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success as a modified car owner and a former promoter of the Bridgeport Speedway. Ken plans on attending this special event in his honor.

The Tuesday, August 3 event at Grandview Speedway opens the five race Eastern Swing of the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Speed Week. Track gates at Grandview will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Time trials and qualifying events will lead up to the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30-lap feature event paying $4,000 to the winner.

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will pay $3,500 to the winner and possibly $5,000 to a first time Thunder on the Hill winner. Brett Kressley, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Doug Manmiller, Kevin Hirthler and Kyle Weiss are expected modified entries.

Some expected USAC Midget entries include point leader Buddy Kofoid, Chris Windom, Justin Grant (recent USAC Sprint winner at Grandview), Emerson Axsom, Tanner Thorson, Thomas Meseraull, Daison Pursley, Logan Seavey, Kevin Thomas Jr., Jason McDougal and Cannon McIntosh. We should expect some popular local midget stars to be in the field as well.

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Tuesday, August 3 USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Masters & 358* Modifieds 7:30 PM

Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple Roaring 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

Premier Speedway 2021-22 Race Dates

The Premier Speedway Club has released its proposed 2021-22 Race Calendar, with the Club planning for a return to a full season of racing despite the continued COVID -19 Pandemic situation.

All dates are subject to and dependent on change or lack thereof with regards to restrictions within Victoria.

Competitors, Officials and Race Fans alike are asked to keep an eye on future updates via our website and Social Media platforms.

“Everyone here at Premier Speedway is excited that we now have a full calendar of events locked away for the 2021-22 season”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“We have put this calendar together, sound in the knowledge that certain changes to the COVID landscape may or may not impact on us and we are fully aware that we will need to comply with whatever restrictions are placed upon us should those changes occur. We are however planning for and aiming for a full season of events including all of our traditional Blue-Ribbon events”, he added.

“The support of our Race Night Partners has been nothing short of phenomenal and we look forward to re-connecting with all of our Premier Club partners in the very near future as well. Our Reserved seating options are also currently available for purchase on a seasonal basis, while on-line ticketing will commence for all events later in the year”, Mills concluded.

The proposed calendar will see the season commence on Saturday November 6, 2021. This meeting will feature the Eureka Sprintcar Series and the Opening Night of the Sprintcar Track Premiership along with Modified Production Sedans and V8 Dirt Modifieds.

The Victorian Sprintcar Title as well as the Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup is then set down for decision at the second meeting of the new season on Saturday November 20.

The third of three meetings as scheduled prior to Christmas is set down for Saturday December 18, 2021, which will be Max’s Race for Sprintcars. Other divisions to showcase their talents will be the Junior Formula 500’s and Late Models as they continue preparations for their Australian Title in 2022.

World Series Sprintcars is back in season 2021-22 and will return to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday January 1, along with the Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup.

Sunday January 9, will again feature the Open Wheel Mayhem Night featuring the Beasley Family Memorial for Speedcars, Wingless Sprints and Formula 500’s.

The 49th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, was postponed last January and is now scheduled for the Friday January 21, Saturday January 22 and Sunday January 23, 2022. Super Rods will also be a part of the action on Classic weekend.

The Australian Late Model Championship is currently locked in for Friday February 25 and Saturday February 26, 2022 with a Practice night and Calcutta also scheduled for Thursday February 24.

Saturday March 19, 2022 will see the Eureka Sprintcar Series return to Premier Speedway along with the popular Street Stocks before the 360 Sprintcars, Wingless Sprints and the ever popular Super Rod Cup hit Sungold Stadium on Saturday April 2.

The Easter Sprintcar Trail, Super Rods and the Traditional Easter Fireworks display well then round out the season on Easter Sunday April 17, 2022.

Anyone interested in purchasing a reserved Terrace Seat for the entire 2021-22 season, a Club Membership or a Season Pass is asked to contact the Club directly.

Once again, we ask that everyone please take into consideration, that the dates listed above are what the Premier Speedway Club currently has scheduled subject to Government Restrictions and Conditions including but not limited to Crowd Number Restrictions, changing at any time.


 

 

Thunder in the Valley Looms for
Premier POWRi League Racing

Belleville, IL (07/6/2021) Missouri will get a double-shot of open-wheel excitement with the “Thunder in the Valley” on July 16-17 at Valley Speedway. Featuring the edge of the seat adrenaline rushes of the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues as well as the Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League for two nights of non-stop racing action in Grain Valley Missouri on Friday and Saturday.

Classes scheduled to compete July 16-17 at Valley Speedway’s “Thunder in the Valley” include the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues and the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League for two fun-filled nights of racing excitement with the Show-Me Vintage Racers reliving the thrill of competition as a bonus for Saturday’s racing program.

Valley Speedway | “Thunder in the Valley” | July 16-17:
Pits Open: 1:00 PM
Drivers Registration: 3:30-5:30PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:45 PM
Engine Heat: 6:00 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing to Follow.

Valley Speedway information such as weekly divisional standings, full 2021 schedule, and race day details can be found online at www.valleyspeedway.com or on all leading social media platforms.

Can’t make it out to the track and don’t want to miss any of the action in the racing program? Subscribe today at MAVTV Plus to catch all the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND. From both live and archived race events to automotive restoration shows, www.mavtvplus.com provides nothing but the best motorsports content.

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

 

 

Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex Concludes POWRi Thunder in the Valley Weekend
Belleville, IL. (07/6/2021) Pairing two of the most exciting Show-Me State racing venues for a three-day sweep of Missouri speed will see the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues head to Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday, July 18th after the two nights of Thunder in the Valley at Valley Speedway July 16-17.

Sweet Springs Missouri’s picturesque facility will host the nation’s top open-wheel competitors as the non-stop adrenaline rushes of the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues search for the quickest routes around the iconic one-sixth mile oval. Accompanying the POWRi National and West Midgets will be the uniquely sensational POWRi Non-Wing Outlaw 600cc Micros solidifying a weekend of can’t miss open-wheel racing elation.

Sunday, July 18th – Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex:
Pits Open – 12:00 PM
Drivers Registration – 3:00-5:00 PM
Drivers Meeting – 5:30 PM
Hot Laps – 6:00 PM
Racing to Follow. General Admission is $20 with children twelve and under free, pit passes for $35.

Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex was constructed and opened for racing in 1995, operated by the Mid Missouri Modified Midget Racing Association. The Complex features a challenging one-sixth-mile clay-oval that produces outstanding racing action, for more information visit www.sweetspringsraceway.com.

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Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.
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USAC Midgets Return to Red Dirt Raceway for “Tuesday Night Thunder” on July 13!

Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (July 6, 2021) – It’s just one week away!

The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series makes its lone Sooner State appearance at Meeker’s Red Dirt Raceway next Tuesday, July 13.

The top Midget racers in the nation will battle it out atop the ¼-mile red clay oval in the second leg of the Mid-America Midget Week that kicks off Sunday at Sweet Springs, MO, before moving on to Beloit, Kansas’ Solomon Valley Raceway on Wednesday night (July 14) for the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” and then wrapping up at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway for the Midwest Midget Championship on July 15-17.

The Tuesday, July 13, card at Red Dirt Raceway will mark the fourth consecutive year for the mighty Midgets to tackle the racy Red Dirt Raceway oval with previous winners including homestate standout Christopher Bell in 2018 with fellow past series champions Logan Seavey and Tanner Thorson victorious in the last two years.

This year, California’s Michael “Buddy” Kofoid leads the USAC Midget title chase into Oklahoma with the advantage over defending series champion Chris Windom with young gun Emerson Axsom, Justin Grant and Thorson among other leading contenders.

Another pair of Sooner State racers currently rank among the top ten in USAC Midget points including Locust Grove’s Daison Pursley in seventh and Broken Arrow’s Jason McDougal in tenth with Bixby’s Cannon McIntosh just one point outside of the top ten in eleventh.

The USAC National Midgets will be joined on “Tuesday Night Thunder” by the NOW 600 Non-Wing Micro Sprints.

Past USAC Midget Winners at Red Dirt Raceway’s “Tuesday Night Thunder”:

7/10/2018 – Christopher Bell

7/9/2019 – Logan Seavey

7/21/2020 – Tanner Thorson

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

General admission is just $25 with high school students and younger just $5 and children under five are admitted for free. Tickets are available online at www.reddirtraceway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab and will be sold the day of the show as well. All access passes are available as well for $35 and available at the pit gate on the day of the show only.

The tailgate area is available as well for the first 24 cars at $120 per car (limit of eight people per car). You may bring your own grill and one 54 quart cooler. Tailgate spots can be reserved as well online at www.reddirtraceway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab.

Camping is available with no hookups.

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

 

 

World of Outlaws Visit Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 10 for Badger 40

WILMOT, Wisc. — July 6, 2021 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series make their annual visit to Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, July 10 for the running of the Badger 40.

David Gravel won last year at Wilmot, which marked the fourth win of his career at the track, which leads all World of Outlaws drivers. The native of Watertown, Conn., has finished fourth or better in all six of his previous starts at the third-mile. Gravel is currently second in points this season on the strength of six wins.

Brad Sweet, the two-time and defending series champion, has four top-five finishes in five starts at Wilmot as he chases his first victory at the track. The Californian won last weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway in Western Wisconsin to bring his career-total wins in the state to 10, which is the most of any state he has raced in with the series. Sweet leads the Outlaws with 12 victories thus far in 2021.

Donny Schatz, the 10-time series champion, won the Badger 40 for the first time in 2019. The North Dakota native is the only driver who has competed in each of the previous eight Outlaws race at Wilmot, picking up top-10 finishes in each and every one of those races.

Carson Macedo, who is third in point, finished second last year at Wilmot to notch his best-career run at the venue. In his Wilmot debut in 2019, the Californian ran sixth. Macedo has five wins already this year as he continues his first season aboard the No. 41 for Jason Johnson Racing.

Sheldon Haudenschild, who is fourth in points, has finished in the top-10 in each of his previous four Outlaws starts at Wilmot. The Ohio native has four wins this season as he continues to build on a career year in 2020.

Logan Schuchart has five top-10 finishes in six-career Wilmot starts. The Pennsylvania native sits fifth in points and has three wins this season, including a $50,000 triumph in the finale of the Jackson Nationals. Schuchart’s teammate at Shark Racing, Jacob Allen, has also raced six times at Wilmot.

Jason Sides has raced in seven of the eight Outlaws events at Wilmot, earning three top-10 finishes along the way. The veteran driver finished a season-best fifth last weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway. Kraig Kinser has raced at Wilmot on six occasions, picking up a pair of top-10 finishes.

Aaron Reutzel, James McFadden and Brock Zearfoss are all battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award. Reutzel leads the trio with three wins and is seventh in points. McFadden has one victory this season, while Zearfoss is chasing his first victory of 2021.

Wayne Johnson, who is in his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws, will make his second start with the series at Wilmot. Mason Daniel, who was a rookie on the Outlaw trail last year, is currently on the mend from an injury suffered earlier this season.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series first competed at Wilmot in 2006, when Mark Dobmeier, filling in for Brooke Tatnell, picked up a thrilling win in a three-car battle with Daryn Pittman and Jeremy Campbell.

Tickets for the Badger 40 at Wilmot Racing, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, along with the AutoMeter Wisconsin wingless Sprint Series and IRA Lightning Sprints, can be purchased online at sls.showare.com or by calling 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

ASCS National Tour's Grizzly Nationals Highlights RacinBoys All Access Live Video Content This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 6, 2021) - RacinBoys All Access subscribers will be able to watch a live video stream from a trio of races this weekend.

It begins on Friday with the opening round of the Grizzly Nationals hosted by Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. The two-day Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event concludes on Saturday.

Both nights of action along with the Oil Capital Racing Series show on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., will be shown live.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription entails all live video coverage, which includes nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event as well as numerous other series throughout the Midwest, including ASCS regional action, the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series and more.

All live streamed events have improved quality and bonuses this year, including additional cameras, replays and new graphics packages.

RacinBoys offers a monthly package to view all of its video content - live and On-Demand - for only $29.99 monthly or $249.99 for an annual subscription.

Additionally, RacinBoys has launched an app on IOS, APPLE TV, ANDROID, ANDROID TV, ROKU and FIRESTICK TV.

This weekend's doubleheader marks the only visit to Montana this season for the ASCS National Tour. Blake Hahn holds a 16-point lead over Matt Covington in the championship standings entering the action. J.J. Hickle, who is the leading Rookie of the Year contender, ranks third and is only 30 points behind Hahn.

Hahn swept the Grizzly Nationals during its inaugural season in 2016. Covington has also visited Victory Lane at Gallatin Speedway, winning the opener in 2018.

Danny Wood leads the OCRS standings by 76 points over Casey Wills with Joe Bob Lee six points behind Wills. Wood has the most top fives - six - and top 10s - 10 - in series competition this year.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Hagar Captures USCS Series Triumph at Old No. 1 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBUS, Miss. (July 6, 2021) - Derek Hagar highlighted a three-race weekend with the USCS Series by earning his third victory of the season.

Hagar won a heat race from second and the feature from third on Friday at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark. It marked his first career win at the track.

"We had a good night," he said. "We ran second behind Marshall (Skinner) most of the race. He had a really good car. He was running the top and I was on the bottom in turns one and two. I stayed with him, but couldn't get a good enough run to pass him going into turn three. We got into traffic with six or seven laps to go. He got hung up trying to lap someone and that killed his momentum. I turned back underneath him off turn four and we led the rest of the way.

"It sucks passing your best friend for the lead, but you have to take it when you can get it. The wins are getting harder to come by. That adds a new track to our wins record, too."

Hagar was also effective on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where he placed second in the dash and third in a heat race to garner the 11th starting position into the feature.

"It took us a good hour and 15 minutes to get the track packed in," he said. "It was slimy, greasy and there was nothing to grab a hold of the whole night. The track didn't get good until the last five laps of the feature. We salvaged a sixth-place finish and loaded it into the trailer in one piece."

Hagar's sixth-place result was his 16th top 10 of the season.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Hagar advanced from fourth to third place in the dash and from second to win a heat race. He lined up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We were the high-points driver and I drew the No. 4 for the feature inversion," he said. "I got up to second on the first lap behind Marshall. He had the car to beat again. We got to traffic and he went to slide a lapped car. I went to the top and got by him and the lapped car going into turn one. We took the lead and lapped up to sixth. Going into turn three on the last lap my left rear tire blew out. I still would have finished second, but they threw the caution so it was a green-white-checkered finish. I just pulled into the infield because the blown tire did some damage."

Hagar was credited with a 14th-place result following the near win.

He will take this weekend off to prepare for running both Kings Royal events at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, next week.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 2 - Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (3).

July 3 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Dash: 2 (1); Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (11).

July 4 - Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss. - Dash: 3 (4); Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 14 (4).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 14-17 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dynotech Performance

Dynotech Performance is an engine building and performance shop based in Memphis, Tenn., and operated by Ricky Stenhouse Sr.

"Ricky has been doing our engines since the beginning," Hagar said. "We've had great success. Every time we get something from him it's reliable. It makes it easy on the pocket book knowing you have something that will last."

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

 

 

Dover Scores Fourth Win of the Season During Visit to I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 6, 2021) - Jack Dover swept the night last Friday at I-80 Speedway, where he captured both a heat race and the main event.

Dover took advantage of a good draw by winning his heat race from the pole position. He duplicated the success in the feature by recording the victory after starting on the inside of the front row.

"We actually drew good for once," he said. "We started on the pole of the heat and took advantage. We got into clean air and I was able to win by about four seconds.

"We drew the pole again for the feature, but I fell back to third on the first lap. We rode around until about 12 laps in when the second-place car spun. On the restart I went to the bottom and was able to get by the leader. I had been running the top. I moved to the bottom the rest of the race and we pulled away."

It marked his fourth triumph of the season and the third at I-80 Speedway.

Next up for Dover is a trip to Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, on Friday before a return to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., this Sunday to drive for Chris and Rick Bowers. Dover is ranked fourth in the 410ci winged sprint car championship standings at the track thanks to four top fives and six top 10s.

"I'm really excited to go back to Harlan," he said. "It's one of those tracks that has a fun atmosphere. It's a fairgrounds race track. The locals are great and it's a big, racy track. It's always a lot of fun.

"I'm also excited to go back to Huset's. After running with the World of Outlaws and trying a bunch of new things a couple of weeks ago, I think we gained on some stuff and learned what not to do and what to do. I think we'll continue to improve there."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 2 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thorpe's Body Shop

Thorpe's Body Shop has been offering collision repair and automobile painting services to customers in Papillion, Neb., and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://ThorpesBodyShop.com.

"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Husker Diesel, True Trucking, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Engines, Speedway Graphics, SSS Motorsports, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Joining Sprint Invaders and USAC National Midgets This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 6, 2021) - Garet Williamson will pilot a pair of different race cars this weekend.

Williamson is heading to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., for a winged sprint car event with the Sprint Invaders on Friday before he climbs into a midget on Sunday for a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series show at Sweet Springs Motorsports Park in Sweet Springs, Mo.

The weekend begins on Friday for the Bryant Paver Motorsports driver at one of his favorite tracks.

"I love racing in Moberly," he said. "It's one of my favorites even though we don't get to race there very often. We've ran second, third and had some really good runs there. We let one get away from us last year.

"The goal for this weekend is definitely a top five. It'd be nice to get our first win of the year. I think that's very possible."

Williamson will then make his debut with Dave Mac Motorsports at a familiar track on Sunday.

"I haven't been in a midget in a long time and have probably only raced one four times," he said. "It's the first time in a national midget in a good car. I haven't been in this nice of equipment so I'm excited. Also, it's at my home town track where I grew up racing."

Williamson was a regular at the dirt oval for a decade when he raced micro sprints, earning a pair of track championships and numerous feature victories at Sweet Springs Motorsports Park.

"I want to make the show and have some fun," he said. "We'd like to get more experience in a midget this year so the first goal is to make the A Main and go from there."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Sprint Invaders and Sunday at Sweet Springs Motorsports Park in Sweet Sprints, Mo., with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid-Mo Equipment

Mid-Mo Equipment, which is based in Columbia, Mo., buys and sells large equipment, including trucks and trailers, construction equipment and agriculture equipment. For more information, visit http://www.Mid-MoEquipment.com .

"I lived by Bryant Paver, who owns Mid-Mo Equipment, when I was a little kid and we kept in touch," Williamson said. "I worked with him throughout high school and he sponsored me. It's turned into me driving for him and I'm very grateful for the support throughout the years."

Williamson would like to thank Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Royal Power Sports, Tiger Towing, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Driever Set for ASCS National Tour Event at Gallatin Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MERIDIAN, Idaho (July 6, 2021) - Tyler Driever will tackle his final Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event of the season this weekend.

Driever is slated to invade Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., on Friday and Saturday for the Grizzly Nationals. It will be his third straight event with the series.

"We want to go into it with a positive mindset," he said. "The biggest thing when racing with the national drivers is learning. A lot of it is gaining seat time and experience, seeing how they drive and racing around them. That will help me pick things up to become a better driver."

Driever improved throughout the Fred Brownfield Classic and the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup during his two starts with the series thus far. This weekend he wants to take another step forward by making the main event each night.

Driever has enjoyed success at Gallatin Speedway, where he earned a heat race win and a third-place result in the feature during the ASCS Frontier Region season opener last month. He noted that he did learn something that could pay dividends this weekend.

"Find the rubber first," he said. "It's known to take rubber and there's not much passing when that happens so it's important to be in the rubber quickly to find the fastest line."

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TD33tracing

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tylerdriever33t/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Larson-Miller Medical Waste Disposal Service

Larson-Miller Medical Waste Disposal Service was founded by Vern Larson and Mark Miller in 1985, making it the oldest family owned medical waste disposal service in the United States. Vern and Mark both started their careers in the medical industry as medical/surgical supply salesman. It was then that they realized a void in their community.

At that time, most major hospitals used an incinerator to dispose of their own waste. Smaller clinics, nursing homes, doctors, and dentists did not produce enough waste to justify owning and operating an incinerator or an alternate treatment system. Consequently, bio-hazard and infectious waste commonly ended up in the municipal waste stream. This was a major issue that affected the general population as well as the environment.

The goal at Larson-Miller Medical Waste Disposal Service is to protect healthcare workers, our communities and the environment by disposing of medical waste in the safest, most environmentally friendly way possible. To ensure this, we treat all bio-hazardous and infectious waste with an industrial autoclave here in the Northwest at our processing facility. We also properly sanitize our reusable medical waste containers after every use, making sure that we deliver the safest product to your business. For more information, visit http://www.LarsonMiller.com.

"We're grateful for the support of everyone at Larson Miller Medical Waste Disposal Service and we look forward to continued success together," Driever said.

Driever would also like to thank Project Filter Idaho Fights Tobacco, Conrad & Bischoff, zMAX Race Products, Let's Ride Powersports, King Racing Products, PitStopUSA, K1 RaceGear, Shark Racing Engines, Fokus Graphics & Design and HRP Racing for their continued partnership and offers support to the Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

 

 

Hill Eager to Compete at Gallatin Speedway During This Weekend's Grizzly Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (July 6, 2021) - Alex Hill is looking forward to returning to racing this weekend after an idle weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Hill will join the traveling series at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., for the Grizzly Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

"I'm looking forward to returning to Montana," she said. "This is a big event and it's always fun to race in front of a lot of fans. Unfortunately, the track has taken rubber the last couple of times we've been there so I hope that doesn't happen again this time."

Hill is coming off a successful run during the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup hosted by Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., and she is looking to build on that momentum this weekend.

"We had a good weekend at Dirt Cup and we hope to continue that this weekend," she said. "We're getting close to a busy time of year for us. Speedweek is just a couple of weeks away and then 360 Knoxville Nationals is right after that, so we'd like to be doing well going into those races."

While Hill has shown speed often this year, it's been frequently overshadowed by the luck of the draw.

"We've had a really fast car lately, but our results just don't show it," she said. "Our results seem to depend on how we draw each night. The draw often seems to make or break our night.

"I'm hoping we draw well this weekend and don't start out in a hole."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., for the Grizzly Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing is the title-winning World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. For more information, visit http://www.TonyStewartRacing.com .

"We're very proud to be associated with Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing and for what they provide for our team," Hill said.

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

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Posts Top-Five Finish at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 6, 2021) - A solid night resulted in a top-five finish in the 360ci sprint car feature for Kaleb Johnson last Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

"I thought we had a pretty good night," said Johnson, whose evening culminated in a fifth-place feature run. "I was a little disappointed with the way our feature ended. I felt we had a top-three car and we would've finished there if it hadn't been for a caution with two laps to go. But we'll take a top five and move forward."

Johnson's evening got off to a good start when he qualified fourth quickest out of 25 drivers at the half-mile oval.

"We went out kind of late in qualifying (17th) so we were pretty happy with our time," he said. "We tried a couple different things which we hope can help us in the next few weeks there. We're always working at trying to improve our qualifying at Knoxville since it plays such a big part in the rest of your night."

Johnson's qualifying effort placed him fifth in a heat race behind some stout drivers.

"It was difficult to pass in the heat race because the track still had quite a bit of moisture," he said. "I ran fifth the entire race. I could get close to Ryan Giles and Cory Eliason, but I didn't have enough momentum to pass them."

The feature inversion worked in Johnson's favor as he started second in the main event.

"I ran second most of the race before I had a good battle with Cory Eliason for a couple of laps and he got by me," he said. "I stayed about five to six car lengths back of him as we raced through traffic until there was a caution with two laps to go. On the restart, I drove into the bottom of turns one and two a little too hard and slipped up the track a bit, which allowed a couple of cars to get by me exiting turn two.

"I'm pretty sure we would've finished third without the caution. But that happens when you race against the level of competition that Knoxville has."

Johnson will take this weekend off from racing since his class will not compete at Knoxville Raceway. He plans to race the following weekend with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series on July 16 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., before returning to Knoxville Raceway on July 17.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 5 (2).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 16 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series and July 17 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schaeffer's Oil

Schaeffer's Oil manufactures hundreds of industrial lubricants, fuel additives, and synthetic engine oils to meet the individual needs of their customers. Their products are used by a variety of industries, from large national refineries and trucking companies to local jobbers, individual farmers and racers. For more information, visit https://www.schaefferoil.com/.

"We're happy to have Schaeffer's Oil back with us again this year," Johnson said. "We enjoy using their high-quality products and we look forward to using them in the future."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Sea Foam, Snyder Tree Service, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, State Bank of Fairmont, Big Al's Diecast, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, JF Capital, Last Deck, Hepfner Racing Products and TL Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Gravel Guides Big Game Motorsports to Top Five During Independence Day Spectacular

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 6, 2021) - David Gravel posted his 20th top-five finish of the season during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition last Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway to cap the Independence Day Spectacular.

The Big Game Motorsports driver rebounded from a late flat tire to score a 12th-place result on Friday during a frustrating finish to an otherwise stout night.

Gravel set quick time during qualifying and won a heat race before a third-place finish in the dash lined him up on the inside of the second row for the A Main. He battled for a top five throughout the race before the late-race flat tire.

"We were going to have a solid night for sure, but it just got ripped away from us," he said. "It was an odd deal to get a flat tire. We had plenty of tire tread left. That's two in the last couple of weeks that's out of our control, but that's part of racing.

"All things considered to finish 12th and make something good out of the bad, it could have been a lot worse."

The team changed the tire and Gravel returned to the track as the last driver on the lead lap. He gained a handful of positions in the final two laps to finish 12th.

Saturday was a work in progress for Gravel, who qualified 13th quickest. A rally from fifth to third place in a heat race placed him seventh on the starting grid for the main event.

"We went out later in qualifying and we lacked a little bit of speed," he said. "It doesn't take much to be out of the ball game in qualifying. We put our heads down in the heat race. We passed a car and had a little bit of luck with someone falling out so that put us starting further up in the feature."

Gravel battled for a top five throughout most the race before ending fifth.

"We were struggling on our balance and didn't feel good for the first 10 or 15 laps," he said. "There was a restart and we were eighth. We got a good jump to get by a couple of guys. We got into some clean air and when the fuel burned off we felt better. I was up to fourth and lost a spot on the last lap when I missed the bottom."

Gravel returns to action this Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the Badger 40. He is the winningest driver in World of Outlaws history at the track, capturing four triumphs during eight career series races at the oval.

"Wilmot has been a great place for me," he said. "I've been able to win there in three different race cars. Hopefully we will continue that trend."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 2 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: 12 (3).

July 3 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 7 wins, 23 top fives, 35 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the Badger 40 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Ryan Robinson Records Pair of 4th Place Finishes; Takes SCCT Points Lead

PETERSEN MEDIA: Ryan Robinson and the Weiher Racing team put together a very strong and consistent 4th of July Weekend that saw Robinson pick up two fourth place finishes and take over the Sprint Car Challenge Tour points lead for the first time in his career.

“We had a really fast racecar both nights, and it is great to get a couple of Top-5’s and be up front,” Ryan Robinson said. “Big thanks to Todd and all of these guys for their hard work. We will add to our notebook and keep plugging away.”

Saturday night Robinson and the Weiher Racing team checked in at the Stockton Dirt Track for round No. 8 of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action. Timing the Mako Farms, Inc./LP Holdings/RPI backed No. 14w machine in third fastest in his qualifying group, Robinson was able to race his way to the win and garner a spot in the Dash.

Pulling the one pill in the Dash draw, Robinson would race to the win and earn the pole position for the 30-lap feature event.

With track conditions extremely slick and abrasive, a complete track rework prior to the ‘A’ created a fast surface for the first half of the race. With the track a bit heavier than anticipated, Robinson and company missed their set up a little and lost a few spots over the duration of the race.

Still able to have a strong Top-5 run, Robinson’s fourth place finish now puts him atop the Sprint Car Challenge Tour point standings.

Sunday night Placerville Speedway played host for their annual 4th of July Showdown. Timing in sixth quickest in qualifying time trials amongst the 32 cars packed into the pit area, Robinson would end up with a third-place finish in heat race competition.

Earning a spot in the redraw by way of his qualifying effort, Robinson would end up pulling the four and lining up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap 4th of July feature event.

On the slick surface, Robinson would find himself battling the likes of Tanner Carrick and Ryan Timms as they raced inside the Top-Five battling for position on the thick Placerville Speedway cushion.

Able to settle into third, Robinson would then give chase to Landon Brooks and Tanner Carrick as they battled in front of him.

Remaining in third, a late restart would see Robinson slip up on the last lap in turns three and four and it would allow Sean Becker to knock him off the podium as he capped the weekend off with a fourth-place finish.

“It was a really fun weekend,” Robinson said. “Thanks to Todd and everyone for all their hard work, and looking forward to getting back to Placerville on the 17th.”

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms, Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision, Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Papa Chuck, Dave Harvey Trucking, and Morrison Concrete for their support in 2021!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Robinson will be back at Placerville Speedway on the 17th.

 

 

Weather Looking Promising for the POWRi West Two-Day Show

Belleville, IL. (07/06/2021) Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League goes back to their roots this weekend in Oklahoma and will hit a two-day race weekend. Friday, July 9th event will be held at the new Tulsa Speedway in Tulsa, OK. Saturday, July 10th event will be held at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, OK.

Friday nights event at Tulsa Speedway will be the first time the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League drivers will make their debut at the new and improved Tulsa Speedway. They ran their first race on the new track back on June 18th. Alongside the POWRi West Midgets, the Dwarf’s, B-mods, and Factory Stock cars will be in attendance.

Saturday, July 10th teams and driver will go down the road to finish off their two-day race weekend at Port City Raceway. The last driver to prevail at the track was none other than Jake Neuman, who also leads season championship points. Junior Sprints, A-Class, Restricted, Non-Wing, Sportsman, Outlaw, and the POWRi Midgets will be on the docket for Saturday’s event.

Event Information for Friday July 9th and Saturday July 10th:
Pits open at 1:00pm
Drivers Registration 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Drivers Meeting 5:45pm
Hot Laps - 6:00pm

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

 

 

Howard Moore Races to Back-To-Back USCS Sprint Car Victories Increases Win Total to Five with Riverside and Magnolia Triumphs

Memphis, Tennessee (07/06/21) – Holiday weekend action found Howard Moore twice topping United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder action in his Rains Motorsports/ Mike's Pool Care No. 3 High-Performance Lubricants Sprint Car.

The Tennessee throttle masher bested the competition on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway before winning Sunday night’s go at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

“We carried last week’s momentum into this weekend’s events, and we were able to ‘park it’ on Saturday and Sunday,” Moore noted. “A.G. (Rains) and Mike (Ward) have got this car absolutely dialed in right now, and I’m having a blast in the driver’s seat.”

After seeing Thursday night's scheduled action at I-30 Speedway claimed by Mother Nature, Howard Moore and Rains Motorsports kicked off their holiday weekend of action on Friday night at Old No. 1 Speedway (Harrisburg, Ark.) with the United Speed Contest Series (USCS) Sprint Car Tour presented by K&N Filters.

In a field of 26 Sprinters, Howard earned the sixth-starting spot for the feature. He would run in the Top 10 throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in sixth.

Saturday evening found the action shifting to the historic Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Ark.) for another USCS program. A sixth-to-third run in his heat race positioned Moore fifth on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature.

In the finale, Howard bided his time before working into the lead in the closing laps. He went on to score the victory, which marked his fourth of the 2021 campaign.

Dale Howard, Terry Gray, Brad Bowden, and Cody Gardner completed the Top-5 finishers.

Howard brought his busy weekend of racing to a close on Sunday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) as the USCS Sprint Cars drew 19 entries to the track known as "The Mag." Beginning the night with a victory in the Hoosier Speed Dash, Moore backed it up with a heat race win to earn the third-starting spot for the feature.

Howard ran in a podium position throughout the feature and looked to be on his way to a runner-up finish before race leader, Derek Hagar, had a tire go flat on the final circuit. Moore inherited the lead and powered away from the field on the green-white checkered restart to pick up his second-straight win and fifth overall of the season.

"Man that's a heartbreaking way for Derek (Hagar) to lose the race. I hate it for him, but we were in position to capitalize if anything went wrong for the leader, and that's what we did," Moore said. "What a great weekend for our team. I just can't thank everyone, enough who supports this program. I'm just the lucky guy who gets to drive the car."

Marshall Skinner, Dale Howard, Brent Crews, and Landon Crawley rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at USCSRacing.com .

This Saturday the team will trek to Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway for a Weekly Racing Series Event. Howard currently holds a two-point advantage atop the latest track standings for the Sprint Car division.

For more information on the event, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including CP Carrillo, High Performance Lubricants, JR-1 Chassis, TL Forge Wheels, Mike’s Pool Care, Smith Titanium, Jim Ruddy, Felpro Gaskets, Auto Meter, Total Seal, River City Hydraulics, Stinson’s Industrial Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Spankies Hot Rods, Pro-Lite Performance, Hoosier Race Tire, Downtown Deliveries, DMI, Huggins Cams, DHR Suspension, Sweet Manufacturing, BMRS, Auto Meter, Schoenfeld Headers, HRP, XRG Graphix, Penske Shocks, Mr. David Berryman, ACME Race Engines, All Star Performance, Engler Machine & Tool, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mike Ward, Chris Chappue, Chad Jones, Kayle Stewart, Taylor Newman, my Dad, My Mom, Christie, Roy Young, Charlie Davidson, Beth Gaines Williford, Daryl Scoggins, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .


 

 

WOLFE EYE CLINIC TO SPONSOR THURSDAY QUALIFYING NIGHT OF 60TH NOS ENERGY DRINK KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY CASEY’S

OFFICIAL START LINE TO BE WOLFE EYE CLINIC START LINE THROUGHOUT SEASON

KNOXVILLE, IA (July 6, 2021) – Wolfe Eye Clinic has partnered with Knoxville Raceway to sponsor the qualifying night of the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s on Thursday, August 12th, 2021. The 102 year-old Iowa-born medical and surgical eye care entity will also sponsor the Wolfe Eye Clinic Start Line throughout the season.

As part of Wolfe Eye Clinic’s presence at Knoxville Raceway, they will be offering a chance for race fans to win free LASIK laser eye surgery by entering to win at their sponsorship booth in the fan zone throughout the Knoxville Nationals.

”We are looking forward to spending time this summer with our patients and staff at one of Iowa’s most iconic venues. This sponsorship has been in the making for some time and what better year than 2021 to make it happen,” said Kassandra Trenary, Director of Marketing at Wolfe Eye Clinic. “We love supporting good things happening in Iowa, and Knoxville Raceway is a perfect place for that.“

Wolfe Eye Clinic Qualifying Night will, along with Wednesday’s qualifying results, determine the starting 16 cars in the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s finale. The Wolfe Eye Clinic Start Line, where the leader can accelerate and officially start the race, will be utilized for every sprint car race held at Knoxville Raceway in 2021, including the Knoxville Nationals.

“We’re excited to have a new partner in Wolfe Eye Clinic, not only for sprint car racing’s most prestigious event, but throughout the entire 2021 season as the official start line sponsor,” said Kendra Jacobs, Marketing Director at Knoxville Raceway. “Wolfe Eye Clinic is the absolute best at what they do and, appropriately, they’re teaming up with us to put a spotlight on sprint car drivers who are the absolute best at what they do.”

Wolfe Eye Clinic Qualifying Night will consist of half of the total cars entered in the 2021 Knoxville Nationals. The night will see each team trying to earn a perfect 500 score through their qualifying, heat race and feature event efforts. The top 16 teams in points, between both Wolfe Eye Clinic Qualifying Night and BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night on Wednesday, August 11, will be locked-in to Saturday’s potentially $200,000-to-win finale.

Teams competing on Thursday’s Wolfe Eye Clinic Qualifying Night include defending Knoxville Raceway track champion, and Wolfe Eye Clinic sponsored driver Brian Brown. Knoxville Raceway will continue to update entries and which night each team qualifies here.

The four-day NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s also boasts a festival-like atmosphere off the track. With live music, charity events, live stage shows, a kids-only fun zone, fitness activities, a bar crawl and the annual parade, there are events at all times of the day for fans of all age groups.

For more information on the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s, visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com, follow @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and like the track on Facebook and Instagram. Tickets for each night of the event are still available for purchase online or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431.
About Wolfe Eye Clinic:
In medical practice since 1919, Wolfe Eye Clinic is a specialty medical eye care and surgical treatment center with main locations across Iowa in Ames, Cedar Falls, Fort Dodge, Hiawatha (Cedar Rapids), Iowa City, Marshalltown, Ottumwa, Pleasant Hill, Spencer, Waterloo and West Des Moines. Wolfe Eye Clinic ophthalmologists have specialized training in the areas of cataract and refractive surgery including LASIK, corneal disease, glaucoma, pediatric eye disease and adult strabismus, oculofacial plastics and retinal disease and surgery. For over 100 years, Wolfe Eye Clinic has continuously innovated a higher standard of medical and surgical eye care for Iowans, providing patients with Better Vision for a Better Life®.
About Knoxville Raceway:
Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged CT525, 360 and 410 sprint car racing nearly every Saturday night from April to September. The “Sprint Car Capital of the World” also hosts the Knoxville Nationals, sprint car racing’s most prestigious event, every August, as well as the Late Model Knoxville Nationals, 360 Knoxville Nationals and Corn Belt Clash featuring non-wing sprint cars. In 2021, Knoxville Raceway also will host the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Superstar Racing Experience. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 20,322 seats and 33 luxury suites.

 

 

Early Miscue Ends Andy Gregg’s 4th of July Early

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in 4th of July festivities at Placerville Speedway on Sunday night, an early miscue in the feature event would bring Andy Gregg’s night to an early end.

“I just put myself in a bad position, and ended our night early,” Andy Gregg said. “It was my fault, and I hate it for my guys and my sponsors. We had a great run last week and gained some valuable points, but unfortunately we gave them all back on Sunday night.”

Checking in at the annual 4th of July Extravaganza at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg got his night underway by timing the GUTS Racing/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x entry in 15th fastest in time trials, with 32 cars packed into the pit area.

Just narrowly making the inversion, Gregg would line up on the front row of his heat race, and his third-place finish transferred him directly into the feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 13th starting position.

When the feature event rolled out, an extremely slick surface with a thick cushion greeted all 20 competitors for the 25-lap feature event. When the race came to life, Gregg would take a liking to the middle of the speedway as he was able to keep his momentum built up without pounding on the cushion.

Continuing to work the middle in the early stages of the race, Gregg would endure slight contact with another car and with no grip to grab on to, it would result in Gregg spinning his machine out with more contact ultimately being endured on the race’s third lap.

With the damage too severe, Gregg’s night would come to a disappointing end.

“I was in a bad spot, and some light contact sent us spinning,” Gregg said. “It was my fault. We will go to work and be ready to go again on the 17th. Again, big thanks to my guys.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Nail it Roofing, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Aaron Dosh Attorney at Law, Ice House Resort, Classic Fence Co., Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, Sierra Ice, Ford’s Only, MF Inc., and Gilly’s Radiator for their support.

ON TAP: Gregg will be back in action on Saturday, July 17th at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Alex Pokorski mounts stirring charge
to equal career-best Plymouth 360 Sprint car run

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 6, 2021 – Two weeks after storming from 21st to 11th in recording his career-best 360 Sprint Car main-event finish at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis, second-year driver Alex Pokorski did one better by advancing 11 spots in PDTR 360 Sprint Car action to equal a personal-record 11th place A-main effort as part of a special Road America NASCAR Weekend Kickoff event on Thursday, July 1.

Pokorski was among 30 PDTR 360 Sprint Car drivers to sign in for the all-Sprint Car program, which also included the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and was contested before the largest crowd of the 2021 season at Plymouth.

After lining up sixth in the first PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski dropped to seventh on the opening lap on the lighting fast and tricky track surface, which is where he finished the race.

Pokorski then rolled off ninth in the 15-lap B main needing to finish in the top six to earn a berth in the A-main field. After a red flag on the opening lap for a flip involving Katelyn Krebsbach, Pokorski started eighth following a complete restart.

The West Bend driver used the outside groove to power around Chris Clayton and Bill Taylor to take the sixth-place A-main transfer position on lap 3. Over the final 12 laps, Pokorski engaged in a heated duel with Kevin Karnitz as he tried both the high and low groove to gain the spot.

However, Karnitz turned back each of Pokorski’s challenges as he crossed the finish line sixth to gain a transfer spot to the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main.

After starting 22nd in the main event, Pokorski rode the outside groove to 18th on lap 3. Following a caution flag on lap 18 for a spin involving Will Gerrits, Pokorski restarted 16th.

By lap 20, Pokorski moved up to 15th before another red flag appeared on lap 24 for a flip involving Austin Hartmann. Pokorski restarted 13th and powered around two more cars on the final green, white, checkered flag restart to cross the finish line with a career-best 11th-place A-main finish in a race won by Travis Arenz.

While heat races have proved to be challenging for the sophomore 360 Sprint Car driver, Pokorski has been on a roll in his last two nights in the No. 4 car passing a grand total of 31 cars in B main and A main competition on Saturday, June 19 and Thursday, July 1.

“We had a very similar night to last time I was in the car at Plymouth,” Pokorski said. “It always feels good to be passing cars and moving forward. Hopefully, we can crack that top 10 soon. We still have to figure out our car for the heat races, but our adjustments for the B main and A main worked well.

“The car felt much better and I had much more freedom to run where I wanted to on the racing surface in both the B main and A main,” he said.
“The track was heavy and had lots of rough spots. I had fun racing on it because it requires you to have a high level of control and trust in your car.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team is scheduled to return to action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 10 with Alex Pokorski scheduled to be in the driver’s seat for a PDTR program, which will featured 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for the 2021 Pokorski Motorsports team are Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Hopf Farms, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering
Pokorski Motorsports is pleased to welcome back Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a sponsor for the 2021 racing season.

Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects.
Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success.
Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006.
In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focused on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012.
In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom.
“We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2021,” Pokorski Motorsports team owner and co-driver Paul Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites fans to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.
2021 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 15
MSA events – 15
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0

2021 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, July 10 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 17 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 24 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, Aug. 1 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.

 

 

Late Roll Over Ends Justin Sanders’ Top Five Bid During 4th of July Action at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his return to Placerville Speedway for the first time since late May, Justin Sanders and the Dale Miller Motorsports team had a strong night going until a lap 23 roll over ended their night early.

“It was fun to get back to Placerville with Dale Miller and the No. 4SA car,” Justin Sanders said. “We had a pretty good night going, I just hit the cushion wrong, and it sent us upside down.”

With a total of 32 cars checked in to spend their holiday at Placerville Speedway, Sanders would time the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic backed entry in eighth fastest in time trials.

Moving into heat race action, the Aromas, CA driver would make a mid-race move that gave him the top spot. Needing to pick up the win to make the redraw, Sanders would hang on to the lead as he picked up the win and ended up pulling the seven pill.

On a very slick surface that had built up a thick cushion on both ends of the speedway, Sanders would take the green flag from the seventh starting position.

A great jump when the action came to life would see him jump into the fifth position. Running fifth for much of the race, Sanders would get up to fourth just before the halfway point and would actually slip back to sixth amidst some close quarters racing.

Able to get back to fifth, Sanders looking poised to capture his ninth Top-Five finish with Dale Miller in 2021, however, on lap 23 he would hit the cushion wrong in turns one and two and it would see him machine get upside down and end his night.

“I have to thank Dale and his team for unloading a fast car again,” Sanders said. “We have kind of had a couple of tough endings to our nights the last two times we have been here, so hopefully we when get back up to Placerville things go a little more smoothly.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Nail-It Roofing, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Black Out Fight Gear, and 24 Hour Road Side Service for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 11, Wins- 6, Top-5’s-8, Top-10’s-8

ON TAP: While Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports’ next event is TBD, Sanders will be in action at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Nienhiser Nets USAC Top-10 at Plymouth Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to work with the KO Motorsports team and resuming the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series schedule, Paul Nienhiser would have a nice weekend in Indiana that was highlighted by an eighth place run on Thursday night at Plymouth Speedway.

“It was good to get back to Indiana and have some success after that tough trip to Pennsylvania,” Nienhiser said. “Still figuring some of these places out, and this week brings another new challenge as we head to Knoxville Raceway.”

The three-night swing kicked off on Thursday night as the series, and Nienhiser, checked in at Plymouth Speedway. Timing the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Roadwork/Peterbilt backed No. 5n machine in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the Chapin, IL driver would work his way into fourth which would transfer him directly into the feature event and keep him inside the Top-Six inversion which would ultimately put him on the pole of the feature event.

On an extremely slick surface, Nienhiser would have his hands full in the feature event as the car was just a little off. With the top being the dominant line, the Rookie of the Year contender would lose a few spots as the race moved along and he would end up with an eighth-place finish.

Friday night the scene shifted to Lincoln Park Speedway int Putnamville, IN. Timing in third fastest in his qualifying group, Nienhiser would have a close call in heat race action as he would get into the cushion to hard and bicycle his machine. Though he avoided disaster, he would fade to fifth, and be forced into the ‘B’ with only four cars transferring out of each heat.

Lining up on the pole of the ‘B’, Nienhiser knew he had to get the jump with only two cars making the transfer into the ‘A’. Doing just that, Nienhiser would wire the field as he picked up the win and moved into the 21st starting position in the feature event.

With a very strong showing in the semi, Nienhiser and company made modest changes prior to the feature, and Nienhiser was able to make a nice charge through a loaded field.

Able to put his car anywhere he needed on the Lincoln Park Speedway surface, Nienhiser would have a nice charge through the field that culminated with an 11th place finish.

Saturday night again saw the series in action at Lincoln Park Speedway, where Nienhiser would get off to another good start as he was sixth fastest in his qualifying flight on this night.

Lining up fourth in his heat, Nienhiser would make an early run for second but ultimately settled for a fourth-place finish.

Able to avoid the ‘B’ by way of his heat race finish, Nienhiser would take the green flag from the 13th starting position on this night.

When the race went green, Nienhiser was able to pick up a few positions early as he looked for a spot inside the Top-10. Battling for position, a late restart would not work in Nienhiser’s favor as he slipped back and capped the weekend off with a 15th place finish.

“It was awesome to have speed all weekend,” Nienhiser said. “These KO Motorsports guys continue to work with me and put a fast car underneath me and it makes it fun. Really excited to get to Knoxville this weekend and see what we can do>”

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

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-32, Wins-3, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Nienhiser and KO Motorsports will be in action at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Blake Carrick Works His Way Through Field at Stockton and Marysville

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though it was a weekend he would soon like to forget; Blake Carrick was able to over some adversity on Friday and Saturday night and earn fourth and eighth place finishes after starting back in the 18th spot both nights.

“It was a pretty tough weekend,” Blake Carrick said. “We had early issues on Friday and Saturday night that put us in deep holes for the rest of the night, and then on Sunday I got upside down twice.”

Carrick kicked his busy weekend off on Friday night at Marysville Raceway, where a throttle issue would relegate him to 28th overall on the speed charts in time trials.

A very racy surface during heat race action would see Carrick thrill the crowd as he worked his way forward form the rear of the field. With a very stout CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil machine underneath him, Carrick would work up to finish second and transfer directly into the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 18th starting position, Carrick would put on a masterful performance on the bottom side of the speedway. Carving his way through the field, Carrick would seemingly pick off cars at will.

When the dust settled on the feature event, the Lincoln, CA driver had picked up 14 positions as he capped the night off with a fourth-place finish.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Stockton, CA for the 8th round of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action. Again, getting off to a rough start with a nose wing collapsing during time trials, Carrick would end up seventh fastest in his group.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, Carrick would go to work on the slick Stockton Dirt Track, as he would have his elbows up just as he did the night before. Working his way up to a fourth-place finish, the Lincoln, CA driver would move into the feature event where he would again find himself lining up 18th.

Following an extensive track re-work prior to the feature event, some added moisture would create a very fast racing surface in the early goings of the 30-lap feature.

Patiently working his way forward, Carrick would begin to make up more ground as the surface started to widen out.

Putting on another strong charge, Carrick would pick up another 10 positions on this night as he closed his night out with an eighth-place finish.

Sunday night marked the end of a busy three-race stretch for Carrick and his Carrick Motorsports team as they checked back in at Placerville Speedway.

Timing in 26th on this night, Carrick’s night would take a turn for the worse as he would get upside down in heat race action. Moving into the ‘B’, Carrick would have another tough go as he would get upside down for a second time and bring his night, and weekend, to an end.

“I have to thank my guys for their hard work,” Blake Carrick said. “Hopefully we can shake some of this bad luck and get back to fighting for wins.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick’s next race is TBD.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-35, Wins-2, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-21

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

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Forsberg Fights Back to Finish 8th During 4th of July Extravaganza

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though it was a very rough start for Andy Forsberg and the F&F Racing team on Sunday night at Placerville Speedway, the team fought through some major adversity and recorded an eighth-place finish in the 25-lap feature event.

“Sunday night got off to a pretty tough start with a fuel issue keeping us from qualifying,” Andy Forsberg said. “Some things went our way in the heat race, and we transferred into the ‘A’, and we got to working on