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WET WEATHER CLAIMS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S OSCS SHOW; ALL STAR'S READY TO RETURN SATURDAY

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, May 19, 2018

By Mike Swanger

The wet spring weather continues to plague race dates all around the country and that includes Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway as the track received light rain showers overnight and with the forecast and radar showing storms for Saturday afternoon and into the evening, promoters Jason and Kristin Flory called off the races for Saturday that was to feature the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) plus the Kar Connection Super Late Models, the CorBon Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks. The rained out features from May 12 for the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks will now be made up on Saturday, June 2nd.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will return to 'Orrville's Historic Oval' for the second time this season on Saturday, May 26 for a $5,000 to win event. Tim Shaffer posted his first ASCoC at WCS back on April 21st while Spencer Bayston set a new track record of 13.808 seconds around the 3/8 mile oval. Thirty six different drivers have scored wins in 62 All Star races over the years at Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway.

The CorBon Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks will continue their points battle as the Kar Connection Super Late Models will have the night off.

For the latest information about the track, fans can text wcsfan to 51660 and get updated immediately on the tracks status for the races or like us on facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

 

 

MSCS TO RACE THREE NIGHTS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Haubstadt, IN - May 18, 2018 - Preparation continues for a full
holiday weekend of sprint car racing across the Hoosier state. The
Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing on Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday nights beginning on May 25th. Racing on Friday will be held
at Bloomington Speedway, move on to Lincoln Park Speedway the next
night, and then wrap up three days of Memorial Weekend action at
Tri-State Speedway on Sunday.
The intense weekend schedule provides sprint car racing enthusiasts
the opportunity to follow the series and attend three tracks with a
minimal amount of travel. Non-wing 410 sprint car racing on the dirt
continues to provide very exciting events and is an enduring
tradition in Indiana. All three of these racing programs will be
capped off with features that pay $2,500 to win. With three winning
performances, a driver could collect $7,500. This is the one and
only weekend during the 2018 season that MSCS will conduct
consecutive days of back - to back - to back racing.
On Friday night MSCS will be sanctioning the 5th Annual “Josh Burton
Memorial Race.” The grandstands at Bloomington will admit fans at
5:30 P.M. Hot laps will be at 6:30 P.M. with racing to begin at 7:30
Eastern Time.
A special accommodation was made in an arrangement with the speedway
officials to use single car qualifying for this special event. Eddie
Gilstrap Motors in Salem, IN, has posted a $1,000 bonus at
Bloomington Speedway for the fastest qualifier in honor of the late
Calvin Gilstrap. In addition if the track record is broken in
qualifying, B & B Auto Brokers of Bedford has posted a $500 bonus.
Other bonus awards include $1,000 if the feature winner has a halo
bar welded to the cage. The fourth place finisher will receive an
additional $1,000 from B & B. The track and the Burton family have
been working to raise these additional awards for the drivers and to
provide many souvenirs and surprises for the fans in attendance.
At Saturday night’s MSCS “ Memorial Weekend Special” at Putnamville,
IN, the grandstands will open at 4:30 P.M. with warm ups and group
qualifying beginning at 6 P.M. Racing begins at 7 P.M. Eastern Time.
A.J. Hopkins won the 2017 Memorial Weekend Special. Thomas
Meseraull won the event at LPS in both 2016 and 2015.
On Sunday night MSCS will compete in the “Memorial Weekend Classic”
at Haubstadt, IN. Warm ups and group qualifying begin at 6 P.M. with
racing to follow at 7:30 P.M. Central Time. Chase Stockon won the
Classic at Tri-State in both 2017 and 2016. Brady Short was the
victor there in 2015.
Carson Short of Marion, IL, has assumed the lead in MSCS points as
the series heads to Bloomington. He took the points lead last year
at this point in the season and made a strong run in an effort to
capture the title won by Brady Short. Carson currently leads closest
rival Brandon Mattox by 24 points. Donny Brackett, Aric Gentry, and
Kevin Thomas Jr. make up the rest of the top five.
Kevin Thomas Jr. has two MSCS feature wins this season. Stephen
Schnapf won the other MSCS feature that has been held. Schnapf is
from Newburgh, IN. He is only in his second full year of sprint car
racing. He has a fast car and has been quick in making this
opportunity pay off! There are three great opportunities Memorial
Weekend. The race will be on as soon as the green flag drops every
night!

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

 

 

Breaking Out of the Gates Quickly – DCRP Championship Round Two on Saturday

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 18, 2018) – Bursting out of the gates quickly is a key component to putting together a championship season at Dodge City Raceway Park.

And after a rousing opening night on May 5, championship round two is set for Saturday night with the $750-to-win Sixth Annual Modified Stampede headlining the card that also includes Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Brian Herbert, Kevin Gray, Jeff Kaup, Troy Burkhart and Duane Wahrman broke out the quickest in their respective divisions with opening night wins just two weeks ago.

While an opening night win isn’t imperative on the road to the title, it certainly doesn’t hurt as two of last year’s eventual five champions won on opening night including Jeff Kaup and Angel Munoz.

And finishing among the top five in the opener seems to be a strong indicator as to potential championship contenders with 23 of 27 champions (85.2%) over the past six years finishing among the top five in the opening round of competition. Just one champion last year finished outside the top five with IMCA Modified champ Clay Sellard finishing sixth.

Tickets for Saturday’s Sixth Annual Modified Stampede are just $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. Racing action is set to get under way at 7:30 p.m.

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Brian Herbert picked off his second opening night over the last three years by topping the May 5 event after Tyler Knight surrendered the point when a left front tire went sailing. Herbert was seventh in points last year while two-time and defending champ Taylor Velasquez opened the season with a fourth-place run.

Feature Winners: Brian Herbert 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Brian Herbert 150, 2. Ray Seemann 145, 3. J.D. Johnson 141, 4. Taylor Velasquez 138, 5. Tracey Hill 135, 6. Ty Williams 132, 7. Luke Cranston 129, 8. Koby Walters 126, 9. Steven Richardson 123, 10. Jordan Knight 120.

IMCA Modifieds:

Fourth in last year’s points, Ulysses’ Kevin Gray opened the season in triumphant fashion ahead of R.C. Whitwell and Joel Lane. Gray looks to make it two in a row in Saturday’s Modified Stampede after notching his first DCRP score since August of 2015.

Feature Winners: Kevin Gray 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Kevin Gray 150, 2. R.C. Whitwell 145, 3. Joel Lane 141, 4. Kale Beavers 138, 5. Jack Kirchoff 135, 6. Nick Link 132, 7. William Nusser 129, 8. Mike Lunow 126, 9. Rick Taylor 123, 10. Travis Simmons 120.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Woodward’s Jeff Kaup opened last year with a win en route to his fourth DCRP championship over the last five years and picked up another opening night win on May 5. Kaup has 17 DCRP wins to his credit since the 2012 season.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup 150, 2. Toby Witthuhn 145, 3. Brian May 141, 4. Daylon Bergeron 138, 5. Bart Baker 135, 6. Kyle Wiens 132, 7. Brandon Wise 129, 8. Alex Wiens 126, 9. Kohl Ricke 123, 10. Joey Maupin 120.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Showing no rust from an extended stay away from the driver’s seat, Hays’ Troy Burkhart fought off Ron Hartman and Shannon Maughlin to win the May 5 opener.

Feature Winners: Troy Burkhart 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Troy Burkhart 150, 2. Ron Hartman 145, 3. Shannon Maughlin 141, 4. Dusty Witthuhn 138, 5. Travis Baird 135, 6. Ondre Rexford 132, 7. Steve Bunk 129, 8. Will Bauer 126, 9. Marlin Hogie 123, 10. Tyler Walker 120.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Duane Wahrman finished off the 2017 season in victory lane and opened up 2018 the same way by taking the checkered flag ahead of defending champ Reagan Sellard. Wahrman looks to climb one spot higher in the final tally after falling just ten points shy of Sellard in the 2017 chase.

Feature Winners: Duane Wahrman 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Duane Wahrman 150, 2. Reagan Sellard 145, 3. Dan Rogers 141, 4. Tathan Burkhart 138, 5. Matt O’Hair 135, 6. Chad Kelley 132, 7. Brett Copeland 129, 8. Mike Davis 126, 9. Tom Reed 123, 10. Garrett Hagar 120.

The complete Sixth Annual Modified Stampede feature payout is as follows: 1st - $750, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $500, 4th - $450, 5th - $400, 6th - $350, 7th - $300, 8th - $275, 9th - $250, 10th - $225, 11th - $200, 12th - $190, 13th - $180, 14th - $170, 15th - $150, 16th - $150, 17th - $150, 18th - $150, 19th - $150, 20th - $150.

In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday night, October 20.

The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series officials have announced a partnership with the Michigan Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, which will be featured at the tour’s two Owosso Speedway races this summer.

Must See Racing president Jim Hanks made the announcement on Friday, after extensive work on the partnership with Michigan VFW Sr. Vice Commander Phil Patterson.

The MSR and VFW partnership will encompass numerous facets in 2018, including VFW participation in the opening ceremonies of both Owosso events on June 30 and Aug. 4, VFW race team meet and greets, public address recognition of the VFW during both race night programs, photos in the MSR winner’s circle and a fan interactive display that will also allow for sign-ups for new members, as well.

VFW members will also have access to a two-for-one deal on pit passes for the two Owosso races.

In addition, a VFW logo will be displayed on the Must See Racing website and in the MSR souvenir program, while VFW officials will provide official decals that will be displayed on MSR-registered entries this summer.

For Hanks, the partnership with the VFW is a special one for both himself and the series as a whole.

“Partnering with the State of Michigan VFW on our Owosso Speedway Nights at the Races is a tremendous opportunity for Must See Racing to support their great organization, recognize and celebrate their contributions to our country and our freedom, while presenting their members special event entertainment,” said Hanks. “We look forward to their involvement in our racing action this summer.”

 

 

HAMILTON NAME RETURNS TO INDIANAPOLIS WITH DAVEY HAMILTON, JR. IN FREEDOM 100

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (May 18, 2018) – The Hamilton name returns to the world’s greatest race course next week, when third-generation driver Davey Hamilton, Jr. climbs aboard the bright yellow #2 Team Pelfrey Indy Lights car for the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25th. Hamilton will continue the legacy started by his grandfather and continued by his father Davey, Sr.

Davey Hamilton, Sr. made 12 starts in the Indianapolis 500, setting the stage for the career path that 21 year-old Hamilton, Jr. aims to follow. Hamilton, Jr. has had a varied career of national sprint car championships, USAC Silver Crown competition, and Stadium Super Trucks. The Freedom 100 will mark his third start in the Indy Lights after making his debut in 2016 at Laguna Seca for a double-header weekend.

“There hasn’t been a Hamilton here since 2011. To bring it back is really exciting and I’m looking forward to it,” Hamilton said. “I’ve been talking with Pelfrey since 2014 so now that we’re finally able to put something together it is exciting. I know they have a proper program and they can compete up front.”

Hamilton will embark on a busy month of May surrounding the Freedom 100. His week begins on Monday May 21st with the open test for the Indy Lights. The track will be hot from 10am to 11:30am and again at 4:30pm to 6pm

Wednesday he will practice his sprint car at the famed Little 500 at Anderson Speedway. Thursday will be practice and qualifying for the Freedom 100, followed by a trip via helicopter back to Anderson Speedway for Little 500 qualifying. Hamilton must qualify into the Little 500 via Thursday’s qualifying as he will be back at Indianapolis on Friday.

Friday May 25th marks the Freedom 100 as part of Carb Day festivities at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race airs live at 12:30pm Eastern on NBC Sports Network. Hamilton ends the busy week with the prestigious Little 500 on Saturday night.

You can learn more about Davey Hamilton, Jr. on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He will be available for media appearances throughout the month of May by contacting Steven Blakesley (916) 316-4854.

Davey Hamilton Jr. is sponsored by:

Ackerman - St. Louis, MO, Leavitt Machinery, MLG Attorneys at Law, Trench Shoring, Simpson Properties, Fritz of Fishers, Jonathan Byrds, Always Evolving, Ritmo Mundo, Impact, Hellbenders Motorcycles LLC, Gutswear/ Indy Screen Print

 

 

HOOSIER HUNDRED ENTRY LIST RELEASED

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Indianapolis, Indiana.........Thirty-nine drivers and cars have entered thus far for the 63rdrunning of the "Hoosier Hundred" on Thursday, May 24 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson leads the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car series standings as he goes for his fourth win in a row at the Hoosier Hundred. After capturing the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions, Swanson has a chance to equal what seemed like an untouchable record set by Al Unser from 1970 to 1973. The only thing that has stopped Swanson recently at the Indy Mile was Mother Nature in 2017. He won the most recent series race on May 4 at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.

Swanson is one of three past "Hoosier Hundred" winners entered for the event. All three happen to be multiple-time winners in the event. Jerry Coons, Jr. of Tucson, Arizona took the checkered in 2011 and 2012. Germantown, Tennessee's Jeff Swindell won twice, in 1991 and 1993. However, his first Indy Mile victory came 30 years ago at the 1987 "Hulman 100."

The series' lone race on the dirt this season was captured by Ione, California's Justin Grant in the "Sumar Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on April 29.

Swanson (2014-15 & 17) and Coons (2008) are also among four Silver Crown champs entered for the race, including Fenton, Missouri's Ken Schrader (1982) and Canton, Illinois native Chris Windom (2016).

The "Hoosier Hundred" presented by TBA Oil & Warehouse begins with the pits opening at noon, grandstands opening at 3pm, practice at 5pm and racing at 7pm. The 100-mile main event is scheduled for an 8pm start.

Tickets can be obtained by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200 or at the gate on raceday. A three-day special Superticket for the full Week of Indy including the "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute Action Track featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars on Wednesday, May 23, the "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 24 and the "Carb Night Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway on Friday, May 25 is also available at https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2018-week-of-indy.

The "Hulman Classic," "Hoosier Hundred" and the "Dave Steele Carb Night Classic" will all be streamed LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/. A day following each of the races, you can watch it again, on-demand, at http://www.Loudpedal.TV/.

"HOOSIER HUNDRED" ENTRY LIST:
04 (R) NEIL SHEPHERD/Warsaw, IN (Shepherd Racing)
07 JACOB WILSON/Crawfordsville, IN (Wilson Brothers Racing)
2 PATRICK LAWSON/Edwardsville, IL (Patrick Lawson)
4 JOE LIGUORI/Tampa, FL (Liguori Racing)
5 J.C. BLAND/Springfield, IL (Bland Brothers Enterprises)
6 BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK (Klatt Enterprises)
7 (R) KYLE ROBBINS/New Castle, IN (KR Racing)
8 (R) JOHNNY PETROZELLE/Denton, NC (Cornell-Petrozelle Racing)
9 (R) CHRIS DYSON/Pleasant Valley, NY (Chris Dyson Racing)
12 BRIAN TYLER/Mt. Pleasant, NC (Galas Motorsports)
14 KEN SCHRADER/Fenton, MO (Dennis & Dave McQuinn)
16 AUSTIN NEMIRE/Sylvania, OH (Nemire-Lesko Racing)
17 CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (Gene Nolen Racing)
18 KENNY GENTRY/Henderson, KY (Kenny Gentry)
20 JERRY COONS, JR./Tucson, AZ (Gene Nolen Racing)
21 JEFF SWINDELL/Germantown, TN (Swanson Racing)
26 AARON PIERCE/Muncie, IN (Sam Pierce)
30 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Leary Racing)
31 (R) DAVE BERKHEIMER/Mechanicsburg, PA (Berkheimer Racing)
39 MATT GOODNIGHT/Winchester, IN (Goodnight Racing)
40 DAVID BYRNE/Shullsburg, WI (Byrne Racing)
43 (R) DANIEL ROBINSON/Ewing, IL (Ricky Nix/A.J. Felker)
44 DANNY LONG/Bonne Terre, MO (Danny Long)
47 (R) AUSTIN MUNDIE/Dallas, TX (Les Butler)
51 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)
53 STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA (SET Racing)
55 CASEY SHUMAN/Tempe, AZ (Bateman Racing)
56 (R) KEVIN THOMAS, JR./Cullman, AL (Foxco Racing)
63 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA (DePalma Motorsports)
66 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose Racing)
71 SHANE COCKRUM/Benton, IL (Hardy Boys Motorsports)
81 SHANE COTTLE/Kokomo, IN (Curtis Williams)
88 CHRIS FETTER/Troy, MO (Fetter Racing)
91 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (Hemelgarn Racing)
97 TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Hans Lein)
99 (R) KOREY WEYANT/Springfield, IL (Scott Weyant)
114 COLEMAN GULICK/Binghamton, NY (Team Scorpion)
118 (R) TRAVIS WELPOTT/Pendleton, IN (Welpott Racing)
124 (R) MIKE HAGGENBOTTOM/Levittown, PA (Haggenbottom Racing)
(R) represents a USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series Rookie of the Year contender.

 

 

Blurton and Brown Produce Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 18, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions competitors Zach Blurton and Brian Brown each garnered a feature victory last Saturday.

Blurton scored his first triumph of the season during an event at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.

Brown captured his second straight trip to Victory Lane at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Other Team ILP drivers with a top-five finish include:

Sammy Swindell charged from 16th to a runner-up result on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event.

Derek Hagar led the first half of Saturday's ASCS National Tour show at I-30 Speedway before dropping to a fourth-place finish because of a part failure.

Zane Lawrence netted a fourth-place finish on Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

Mason Daniel earned his first career top-five result on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., where he placed fifth.

Marshall Skinner picked up a fifth-place finish on Saturday at I-30 Speedway with the ASCS National Tour.

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2018 FEATURE WINNERS -

Seth Bergman - 3 (Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on Feb. 24; Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 6 and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on May 10); Brian Brown - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 5 and May 12); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 14 and Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on April 28); Jamie Ball - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 13); Zach Blurton - 1 (Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.); and Jordon Mallett - 1 (I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., on April 21)

ON THE INTERNET -

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Rilat Takes Advantage of Good Heat Race Draw During ASCS National Tour Race at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 18, 2018) - Travis Rilat finally got a great heat race draw last Saturday during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event and he capitalized.

Rilat started on the pole position of a heat race at I-30 Speedway and he led the distance to score the victory in the BDS Motorsports No. 1.

"Everyone is so even these days it makes it difficult to pass a lot of cars in an eight-lap or 10-lap heat race," he said. "The draw is so crucial with the ASCS format. We were buried by it a week ago in Pennsylvania and it worked in our favor to start the night last Saturday at I-30 Speedway."

Rilat's heat race result - his third heat win of the season and first with the ASCS National Tour - earned enough points to advance into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, the redraw didn't go in his favor as Rilat pulled the second-highest number - seven - to start the A Main on the inside of the fourth row.

"The goal going into each night is to make the feature redraw and hope that luck is on your side to start in the first couple of rows of the A Main," he said. "The track was predominantly around the bottom in the main event so we did our best to maintain and then capitalize if someone in front of us had a mistake."

Rilat battled between the sixth and eighth positions for most of the race before a late-race restart, which cost him a handful of positions and resulted in an 11th-place result.

"Sometimes restarts go your way and sometimes they don't," he said. "That final one didn't go our way and cost us a top 10, but that's part of racing."

Rilat missed the first two ASCS National Tour races last week because of work commitments.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 11 (7).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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"Joe's Kleen Products makes a great hand cleaner that our team uses," Rilat said. "In racing it's hard to keep anything clean so it's great to have a top-notch product like Joe's Hand Cleaner to make sure we can all clean our hands quickly and effectively."

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

 

 

Taylor Eager to Return to Racing With POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series

Inside Line Promotions - GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (May 18, 2018) - It's been almost three months since Zac Taylor kicked off his season and he's itching to get back behind the wheel of a race car.

The next opportunity is this Saturday when the 2018 season gets underway for the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association. Taylor will drive the Todd Henry Racing machine during the Jim Barr Memorial at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.

"I've been itching to go racing and we are ready to go chase the RMMRA title," said Taylor, who finished fourth in the RMMRA championship standings last year.

Not only is Taylor eager to get back to racing, he's had tremendous success at I-76 Speedway, where he recorded his first-ever midget feature win in 2017.

"Two years ago I led all but seven laps before we had mag problems, too," he said.

Taylor and Henry will join the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series during Memorial Day Weekend for the 3rd annual Midget Round Up at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. The event is co-sanctioned with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series.

"That will be a huge weekend with POWRi as well," Taylor said. "MAVTV will be broadcasting the races. I'm excited to see how we stack up against a great field of cars."

Taylor said his family purchased a 360ci engine for their sprint car during the offseason and his 305ci engine has been freshened.

"We get the sprint car wrapped next week and will hopefully start racing the sprint car very soon," he said. "Our main focus this year is on the midget though."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. with the POWRi RMMRA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

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"I want to thank SuperClean for the great products that helped get our cars, shop and trailer cleaned up for the upcoming race season," Taylor said.

Taylor would also like to thank GatorStake, Open Season Construction, Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems, Pitt Stop Signs and Graphix, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 17

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 331; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 287; 3. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 265; 4. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 262; 5. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, and Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., both 247; 7. Monty Ferri­era, Fresno, Calif., and George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., both 242; 9. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 235; 10. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 232; 11. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 221; 12. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 216; 13. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 210; 14. Michael Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 205; 15. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 204; 16. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 202; 17. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 199; 18. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 197; 19. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 196; 20. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 194.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 265; 2. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 247; 3. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., and George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., both 242; 5. Brooklyn Hol­land, Fresno, Calif., 235; 6. Michael Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 205; 7. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 204; 8. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 197; 9. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 186; 10. Mauro F. Simone, Fresno, Calif., 157.

Colorado – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 36; 2. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 35; 3. Brad Was­son, Fort Morgan, Colo., 34; 4. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., 33; 5. Dave Wechsler, Lyons, Colo., 31.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 116; 2. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 112; 3. Tyler Thomp­son, Des Moines, Iowa, 108; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 103; 5. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 101; 6. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, both 98; 8. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 67; 9. Koddy Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 66; 10. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 65.

Louisiana – 1. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 40; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, Louisiana, 39; 3. Asa Williamson, Pineville, Louisiana, 38; 4. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 37; 5. Tyler Harris, Vi­dor, Texas, 36; 6. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 35; 7. Brandon Hightower, Natchez, Louisiana, 34; 8. Ty Johnson, Eunice, Louisiana, 33; 9. Mike Gabriel, Winnie, Texas, 31; 10. Christopher Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 28.

Minnesota – 1. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 37; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 36; 3. Jer­emy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 35; 4. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 34; 5. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 33; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 32; 7. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 31.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 150; 2. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 148; 3. Chad Jar­rett, Savannah, Mo., 130; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 75; 5. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 73; 6. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 64; 7. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 38; 8. Kade Hagans, La Crosse, Kan., 36; 9. Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa, and Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., both 35.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 146; 2. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 134; 3. Tre­vor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 133; 4. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 124; 5. Clint Benson, Papil­lion, Neb., 117; 6. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., and Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., both 114; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., and Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., both 108; 10. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 106.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 229; 2. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 179; 3. Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., 177; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 167; 5. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 152; 6. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 150; 8. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., 149; 9. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 125; 10. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 120.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 191; 2. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 181; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 179; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 148; 5. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 131; 6. Colton Hoover, Thompsontown, Pa., 123; 7. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 116; 8. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 114; 9. Darren Miller, Marietta, Pa., 113; 10. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 106.

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 111; 2. Nate Eakin, Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., both 109; 4. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 98; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 97; 6. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa, and Michael Stegenga, Sioux Falls, S.D., both 90; 8. J.D. Hommes, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 88; 9. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 80; 10. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 75.

Texas – 1. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 216; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 196; 3. Lu­cas Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 172; 4. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 171; 5. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 169; 6. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 160; 7. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, 157; 8. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 156; 9. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, and Austin Mundie, Car­rollton, Texas, both 154.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 111; 2. Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va., 109; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 102; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 101; 5. Michael Keeton, Doswell, Va., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 76; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 8. Tom Hum­phries, Waynesboro, Va., 68; 9. Neil Sandridge, Waynesboro, Va., 62; 10. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 40.

 

 

Bowden, Guy, Carpenter, Burns, Johnson, Glover, Lutz, Smith and Cochran Victorious With DHR Suspension

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (May 18, 2018) - Nine different DHR Suspension clients recorded a feature victory during the last three weekends.

Brad Bowden was one of a trio of the most recent winners last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where he garnered a 305ci sprint car win. Ben Guy was victorious in the stock car A Main and Kyle Carpenter claimed the 600cc mini sprint main event at the track.

Blake Burns won the modified feature on Friday at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark.

Wayne Johnson picked up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph of the season on May 9 at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan.

Justin Glover captured the super late models victory at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on May 5.

Eric Lutz pocketed $10,000 for winning the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on April 28.

Mason Smith scored a non-wing sprint car win at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Mike Cochran drove to Victory Lane during the factory stock A Main at Old No. 1 Speedway on April 28 as well.

To learn more about the benefits of partnering with DHR Suspension, message http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for approximately a decade.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

Top 10 Finishes Highlight Three Race Swing For Johnny Herrera

Bryan Hulbert - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 17, 2018) With a top finish of fourth this past week at Humboldt Speedway, New Mexico's Johnny Herrera kept his three-race swing consistent with all three nights landing inside the top-ten with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.
"We were okay. Had a few issues, but overall it was a good run," commented Herrera of the three-race swing.
Starting this off with a Heat Race win at Humboldt Speedway on Wednesday, May 9, Johnny drew the third starting spot for the A-Feature. Holding the show position, the first part of the race, Herrera ultimately ended up forth after Tony Stewart worked the inside line of turns three and four on Lap 5.

"It was hard to pass, and the driver just made a mistake. At the start it was around the top, but we had red early and once we got rolling again, Tony [Stewart] was making a run through the center of one and two, and I tried to shut him down into three and but just got in too hard. After that, the bottom started cleaning off and taking rubber, so I just rode."
A 10th place finish at Lakeside Speedway the following night, Johnny had to come from 16th after fighting back from a high pill-draw that put him seventh to fifth in the fourth Heat Race.
"I was really good at the start of the race on the top. I had passed Blake and was about to pass Terry, and all the sudden it just got loose to the point that I thought I was going to spin. It was everything I could do to maintain. I thought I had a left rear shock die, but once we got back to the pits, we figured out we had a tire issue where our Left Rear shrunk, and we ended up with almost 12 inches of stagger."
Rushing through the field from seventh to 3rd in Heat Race action at I-30 Speedway, the final result on the night was a 10th place finish.
"We were great in the Heat, but just made to many changes for the feature and got way to tight. We started eighth and ran 10th. Not much else to say about that, we just went too far and should have left it a little freer."
Off this weekend to attend a graduation in New Mexico, Johnny will be in the "Land of Enchantment" again for Memorial Day Weekend with the ASCS Southwest Region at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.
"I'm looking forward to going to Las Cruces and racing with Royal. He's supported me a lot and any chance I get to go down and support him, it's a good time."
The 2018 season marks the 34th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto to http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.
2018 Season To Date:
Races: 12; Wins: 0; Top 5's: 4; Top 10's: 9; Top 15's: 11; Top 20's: 12
Recent Results:
May 9, 2018 - Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan)
Heat Race: 1st [1st]
A-Feature: 4th [3rd]
May 10, 2018 - Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan)
Heat Race: 5th [7th]
A-Feature: 16th [10th]
May 12, 2018 - I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark)
Heat Race: 7th [3rd]
A-Feature: 10th [8th]
Coming Up:
May 26, 2018 - Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, N.M.)
May 27, 2018 - Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, N.M.)
Johnny Herrera Racing Online:
Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2
Apparel:
Online soon at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping and in the Pits at the team's trailer.
Sponsor Highlight: Mesilla Valley Transportation
Founded in 1982 by Royal Jones and Jimmy Ray, Mesilla Valley Transportation began as a small independent fleet in the Southwest. In the late 1980's MVT grew to encompass the 48 connected states and Canada. Today, Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest locally-owned Truck Load carriers in the U.S., specializing in time sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the U.S., Canada and Mexico borders.
Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage, Heidbreder Foundation Services and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

NEW LOU BLANEY "SHIRT OUT" PROMOTION PART OF 10TH ANNUAL "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" JULY 7 AT SHARON TO AWARD $1000 TO A LUCKY FAN WITH PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH May 18, 2018 Sharon Speedway will welcome in Tony Stewart's Arctic All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars presented by Mobile 1 and The Modified Tour for the 10th annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet on Saturday, July 7. The event benefits the Alzheimer's Association as annually thousands of dollars are sent to the organization through the Chinese auction, raffles, apparel sales, etc.

With this year's event being the 10th annual affair, the Blaney Family is thrilled to launch a new promotion. The Lou Blaney "Shirt Out" presented by Colonial Metal Products and Carpenter's Towing will award one lucky fan $1,000! Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite Lou Blaney or Lou Blaney Memorial t-shirts. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a shirt the day of the event. Each fan that has on a Lou Blaney shirt will go to a pre-determined area where they'll receive 10 tickets. Those wearing Lou Blaney shirts will also have the ability to purchase tickets as well. Later in the evening, a drawing will take place where one lucky fan will win $1,000! The remaining proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

"The way the fans turn out and support this event annually never ceases to amaze me," stated Kate Blaney. "The thousands we give to the Alzheimer's Association annually is because of the fans. With this being the 10th annual event, we wanted to do something different. Fans love their Lou Blaney gear and always turn out in full force anyways. Now we're giving them even additional incentive. We came up with the name 'Shirt Out' and it's only fitting that we give fans 10 tickets for wearing a shirt and award a lucky fan $1,000. This is just another way we can raise additional dollars for the Alzheimer's Association."

In addition, a silent auction of many varied baskets will be available for everyone to bid on, and then a live auction of race memorabilia and sports related items will be sold off to the highest bidders. Friends of Lou Blaney will again attend the Memorial event to help 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.

On the racing side, the All Star Sprints will be making their third and final appearance of the 2018 season for the "Lou Blaney Memorial". It'll be the fourth straight year that the All Stars have sanctioned the event. Amazingly there has yet to be a repeat winner; will there be a 10th different winner in 2018!? Past winners include Tony Stewart, Mike Lutz, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Brad Sweet, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Dave Blaney, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, and Christopher Bell.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds will compete in a Modified Tour event with $2,000 on the line. It took until the eighth annual event to get a repeat Modified winner with Jim Rasey doing the honors. Other winners include Jack Johnson, Rob Kristyak., Kevin Bolland, Dave Murdick, Rex King, Jr., Jim Weller, Jr., and Jeremiah Shingledecker.

Reserved tickets are on sale for the event by going to SharonSpeedway.com, clicking on the 'Buy Tickets' at the top left of the homepage, and selecting the "Lou Blaney Memorial" event. Tickets are $25 for grandstand admission, $30 for a patio seat or $45 for a fan suite.

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

 

 

BRODY ROA TO RACE PETER MURPHY CLASSIC SATURDAY IN TULARE!

(Buena Park, CA, May 18, 2018) After a week off spent in San Francisco at his sister Mallory’s graduation from college, Brody Roa will be back in action this Saturday, May 19th, at the “5th Annual Peter Murphy Classic” at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California.

This coming weekend was supposed to be an off weekend as well, but a call came from the Mike Phulps team with an offer of a ride in Saturday’s USAC West Coast Series race. Roa jumped at the opportunity to drive the famous #56 sprint car. Two years ago, at the opening night of the “Peter Murphy Classic” in Tulare, Roa finished second to the same #56 Phulps owned car in the main event.

It will be the Garden Grove, California drivers fourth appearance in the West Coast Series in 2018. In the previous three outings, he has wins at Las Vegas and Hanford. In his other attendance in the series, which also came at Las Vegas, he was running in second when a broken part forced him out of the main.

Saturday’s race in Tulare comes hot on the heels of Roa’s win in the USAC/CRA Series at the Ventura Raceway on May 5th. That victory brought him to within nine points of first place heading into the Memorial Day weekend “Salute to Indy” at Perris Auto Speedway on May 26th.

Brody Roa after his May 5th win at Ventura. Photo courtesy of Surf N' Sprint.

Fans wishing to watch Brody in the “Peter Murphy Classic” can find the Thunderbowl Raceway at 620 K Street in Tulare (93274). The track website is http://www.thunderbowlraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (559) 688-0909.

The Mike Phulps owned #56 Roa will be driving on Saturday is sponsored by Longcreek Ranch and Winery, North County Plastering, Metal Works, Keizer Wheels, PennGrade Motor Oil, EMI, CSI, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium, Tel Tac, King Racing Products, Hoosier Tires, Joe Hunt Magnetos, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, All American Powder Coating, Jamie Moyle Racing Engines and S&S Racing Engines.

This coming Sunday afternoon, Roa will be one of Dave Stall’s guests on the “Racer Radio Show.” The show airs from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. PDT. Fans can listen in live online at http://kcbq.com/ or 1170 AM on the radio dial if they are in the San Diego area.

The team has a brand-new website. Fans can visit the site and purchase 2018 shirts and caps at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping. You can see the new shirt design below. The shirts and caps will also be available in the pits at Tulare and Perris.

Roa is still looking for rides in the USAC National and West Coast Series’ when his USAC/CRA schedule (which is at the end of this release) permits. Car owners from those series interested in hiring Roa can call him at 714-932-7994.

For fans who would like to watch Roa’s 2018 racing exploits, they can do so via LoudPedal Productions pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

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

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

Date Venue Event Finish

2-28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main

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

3-3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

3-9 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4TH A Main

3-10 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

4-7 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1ST A Main

4-14 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

4-28 Ventura Raceway Ventura Racing Association 1st A Main

5-5 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

5-19 Thunderbowl Raceway UASC West Coast Sprint Cars

5-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

6-8 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

6-9 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars

6-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-7 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

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

7-21 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-22 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-25 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars

7-26 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-27 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-28 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

8-4 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-1 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-3 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-6 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-7 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-8 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-28 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-29 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

10-20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

11-2 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

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

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

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

11-21 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

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

 

 

Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals Rapidly Approaching

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 17, 2018) – The countdown is well under way.

The Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals is now less than one month away.

The $3,000-to-win event at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park is set for June 15-16. All Saturday, June 16, “A” Main starters will earn at least $600.

The event pits the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series with all variety of invaders from surrounding states such as Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado and more expected as well.

Last year, Fort Worth, Texas’ Kevin Ramey topped a stellar field of cars to win the inaugural edition of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals, edging Nebraska’s Trevor Grossenbacher and Colorado’s Jake Bubak in a fiercely contested event after Wright, KS, shoe Tyler Knight topped the Friday night preliminary event.

The IMCA Stock Cars will join in on both nights of Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals action with the IMCA Sport Modifieds on the Saturday, June 16, card as well.

Standard Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car rules will be in effect for the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, with the following items to be noted:

---Right rear tire may be either the Hoosier Racesaver or Hoosier 105x16.0-15 Medium or 105x18.0-15 Hard. Any tire is allowed on the other three corners.

---Top wing (maximum 5x5) must be totally flat to run a wicker bill up to two inches. No wicker bills permitted on dished wings. Sideboards on the top wing must be 90 degrees square to center foil. The leading edge of the nose wing can be no further forward than 20 inches of the leading edge of the front axle.

---Cockpit adjustable weight jacks, shocks or wings will not be permitted. Titanium brakes are okay.

Sprint Car teams have just two more opportunities to get dialed in for the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals including this Saturday night’s (May 19) card and then the DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car tilt on Saturday night, May 26. Brian Herbert topped the recent DCRP Sprint Car season opener on May 5.

In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action.

The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

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

 

 

Bellm Ready to Rebound after Tough Luck Races

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (May 17, 2018) – It wasn’t the three-race set that Kyle Bellm and crew had hoped for.

Bellm entered last week’s set of events with high hopes at tracks that he had conquered before. But an opening lap mishap at Humboldt Speedway on Wednesday night and then mechanical woes on Thursday night at Lakeside Speedway cut the weekend short, forcing the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded No. 14k Sprint Car team to sit out Saturday’s scheduled card at Lake Ozark Speedway.

“We hurt our second engine in three races,” Bellm explains. “It was two totally unrelated issues, just a random thing. For now, we’ll just have to pick and choose what we do until we get everything back in order.”

Tentative plans call for Bellm to possibly take in Saturday night’s Hooker Hood Classic at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR.

Bellm rolled into last Wednesday night’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event Kansas’ Humboldt Speedway, where he had finishes of first and second in his previous two outings.

And he was fast once again aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care entry, pulling off a crucial last-lap pass for second in heat race action that landed him in the redraw.

The redraw didn’t go well for the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision machine with Bellm drawing the eight.

Making a run towards the front once the green flag flew, another car cut down and forced Bellm into a turn three spin on the opening round of the 25-lapper.

“It was an aggressive move on my part,” Bellm commented. “But we knew the track was going to lock down with rubber pretty quick, so I knew I had to get to the front right away. And then that car cut down and I spun it rather than wad both of us up.”

Restarting at the tail, progress was minimal as the track locked down.

Fortunes didn’t improve as the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions/Schaeffers Racing Oil team shifted to Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway for more Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action on Thursday night.

After posting a fourth-place heat race finish, the team was forced to call it a weekend with engine issues.

A rebound at Saturday’s Hooker Hood Classis is what the Nixa, MO, racer is looking for.

2018 Quick Stats: 8 races, 2 top-fives, 3 top-tens.

Up Next: Tentatively at Saturday night’s Hooker Hood Classic at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

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

 

 

McIntosh Set for ASCS Red River Region Double

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (May 17, 2018) – A weekend of winged Sprint Car action is in store for Cannon McIntosh as he takes in a pair of ASCS Red River Region events.

The weekend begins at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa on Friday night before shifting southwest on the turnpike to Lawton Speedway on Saturday night.

The events will mark just the third and fourth nights of winged Sprint Car action aboard the RL Hudson No. 08 for the 15-year-old after posting a top-ten finish in his first start in a recent Regional event at Creek County Speedway.

“I felt like we had good speed there, I’m looking forward to getting back out there this weekend,” McIntosh commented.

It will be a return to action for McIntosh after his Midget was damaged just one night after scoring his first career POWRi National series podium. The team is hoping to have the Toyota-powered Midget back in action by next weekend’s POWRi West double at Garden City, Kansas’ Airport Raceway.

Along with RL Hudson and Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the ambitious 2018 slate of events possible includes American Discount, Complete Auto Care, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Sanders and Associates, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Car and Fleet and Infinity Shocks.

2018 Quick Stats: 9 races, 2 top-fives, 5 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Red River Region at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK) on Friday and Lawton (OK) Speedway on Saturday night.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

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

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

 

 

Courtney Continues USAC Title Chase after Strong Eldora Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 17, 2018) – The beat continues for Tyler Courtney and the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc Sprint Car team this weekend with another pair of USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car events.

Friday night finds “Sunshine” in action at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, before moving on to Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Saturday night.

Courtney enters the weekend double sitting a strong third in series points after an impressive #LetsRaceTwo weekend at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway that included finishes of sixth last Friday night and then second in the Saturday night finale.

“It was a good weekend for us, we had a good car again,” Courtney said of the weekend.

Courtney timed in fifth on Friday night before posting a fourth place finish in his heat race. He finished out the evening with a sixth-place run in the feature event.

“We struggled a little on Friday night,” Courtney commented. “But we just shook it off and did a lot better on Saturday.”

Indeed they did, stopping the clocks with the night’s second quickest time and then posting a third-place heat race finish to land the fifth starting position for the feature.

Courtney emerged from a wild battle for position to take command of second near the midway point and held the position the rest of the way for his tenth top-five finish of the year in 19 starts.

“Those guys were racing each other so hard that it took a while to get through them,” Courtney said of the battle for second.

Limited laps and no cautions didn’t give Courtney an opportunity to challenge for the win. “I think a caution could have made it interesting,” Courtney commented.

Friday’s outing at Tri-City Speedway will mark Sunshine’s first event there in several years while he got his first taste of Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway several weeks ago in Midget competition.

2018 Quick Stats: 19 races, 3 wins, 10 top-fives, 12 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) on Friday and Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway (Pevely, MO) on Saturday. Those unable to catch the action live can watch via PPV at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

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

 

 

Indy Native/USAC Car Owner Nolen After 4th Indy Mile Win

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff

May 16, 2018-Indianapolis, IN-Growing up in Indianapolis in the 1950’s, USAC Silver Crown car owner Gene Nolen had plenty of opportunity to be infected with the racing bug. The Indianapolis 500, the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and midget action at the old West 16th Street Speedway all served to give the 1961 Indianapolis Tech graduate a taste of the racing life.

Nine years after forming his own plastic injection molding company Nolen bought a midget race car and placed Wisconsin driver Paul Huntington behind the wheel. For the last 29 seasons Nolen has fielded one or more cars in the top tier USAC Silver Crown Series. The Whiteland, Indiana based team has won numerous events including the Little 500 at Anderson and employed a hall of fame stable of drivers including Tony Stewart, Johnny Parsons Jr., Jim Keeker and Tony Elliot.

Nolen nearly retired after the 2014 season, decided to return to the series and at times put three cars on track in USAC’s top division. This season the Hoosier son returns armed with two USAC national champions in his stable and a chance to capture his fourth win as a car owner in the Hoosier Hundred on the Indy Mile.

Gene’s first entry appeared in the first night time Hoosier Hundred at the fairgrounds in 1989 with Rocky Hodges at the wheel qualifying 17th and finishing in the same spot. It would take another ten years before a Nolen entry found victory lane on the Indy mile. Ironically, the late Tony Elliot would lead the last 20 miles in Gene’s familiar number 20 on the way to victory. Elliot repeated again in 2001 in similar fashion leading the last 17 miles. The third Hoosier Hundred win for a Nolen owned entry came with fellow Indianapolis native and second generation driver Shane Hollingsworth who captured a very emotional win on the home track.

Should Nolen win a fourth race he will probably break one of his own streaks. Each Hoosier Hundred win for the Indiana car owner has come with an Indiana driver at the wheel. This year Nolen has 2008 USAC Silver Crown champ Jerry Coons Jr. of Arizona behind the wheel of the yellow 20, Coons is also a two-time Hoosier Hundred winner. The other member of the Nolen stable is 2016 USAC Silver Crown champ Chris Windom who broke through and gained his first mile dirt track win at DuQuoin in 2016.

The Hoosier Hundred is the second of three events in USAC’s “Week of Indy” featuring the Hulman Classic at Terre Haute Wednesday May 23, the Hoosier Hundred at the fairgrounds May 24, and the Carb Day Classic at Raceway Park on May 25.

A great deal is available for those who don't want to miss a single lap of "The Week Of Indy". A Superticket is being sold for a savings of 25% off of the regular three day prices. For just $60, a savings of $20, a fan will receive general admission at Terre Haute and Lucas Oil Raceway as well as a reserved seat for the Hoosier Hundred. To purchase a Superticket, visit https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2018-week-of-indy or call 217-764-3200.

For more information on any of the events, visit www.trackenterprises.com, www.usacracing.com, or call the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

About Track Enterprises:

Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company that oversees popular events that feature top touring series like the ARCA Racing Series, USAC Racing, Dirtcar UMP, POWRi Racing, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, CRA, Southern Super Series, and more. The company also oversees all racing promotions at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Terre Haute Action Track.

For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, visit www.trackenterprises.com, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises, or call the office at 217-764-3200.

 

 

Brad Doty Classic takes flight with Priority Aviation Dash

 Thursday, May 17, 2018

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – The 30th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics will take flight at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 10. And not only will the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers fill the air with high flying action, but Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation LLC have come aboard as the title sponsor of one of the night’s dash races.

The Marshalls have jumped into dirt track racing in a huge way, becoming co-owners of the Clauson-Marshall Racing team which fields midgets; the Clauson-Marshall-Newman (Ryan) Racing sprint car team; Bacon Marshall Motorsports with Brady Bacon running winged sprint cars; and co-owners with NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse Jr. of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car driven by Sheldon Haudenschild. They also sponsor the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars driven by Logan Schuchart, Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu.

“To say Richard and Jennifer Marshall have become involved in dirt track racing is a huge understatement. Besides owning and sponsoring several race teams, they have spear-headed the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower Project at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. I’m very thankful for their involvement in our event,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the Brad Doty Classic.

“We are big fans of Brad Doty and are honored to be able to be a small part and happy to support the cause,” Jennifer Marshall said.

Featuring the best sprint car drivers in the world, the 2017 Brad Doty Classic had 58 drivers compete for the $10,000 top prize, the largest single day car count of the season for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

This year will mark the 14th consecutive season the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series have sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 22 different winners in the 27 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out).

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale at every event at Attica Raceway Park leading up to the event and are $35. You can also purchase advanced seating by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic link at the top of the main page or at the World of Outlaws site at www.woosprint.com/schedule/2018 and click on “buy tickets” to the right of the Brad Doty Classic date (July 10).

There is a rain date if needed of Wednesday, July 11.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

ABOUT PRIORITY AVIATION

Priority Aviation Services, LLC was founded in 2014 by Richard and Jennifer Marshall. The company provides aircraft management services to the private aviation industry.

Brad Doty Classic Winners

Started at Attica Raceway Park 1989 – Steve Kinser 1990 – Jack Hewitt 1991 – Bobby Allen 1992 – Rained Out 1993 – Mark Keegan 1994 – Danny Smith 1995 – Randy Kinser 1996 – Dale Blaney 1997 – Tyler Walker 1998 – Jeff Shepard 1999 – Butch Schroeder 2000 – Kelly Kinser 2001 – Danny Smith (2) 2002 – Alvin Roepke 2003 – Dean Jacobs 2004 – Greg Wilson 2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland Motorsports Park 2006 – Joey Saldana 2007 – Jac Haudenschild 2008 – Jason Meyers 2009 – Steve Kinser (2) 2010 – Dale Blaney (2) 2011 – Donny Schatz 2012 – Kerry Madsen 2013 – Donny Schatz (2) 2014 – Paul McMahan 2015 – Rained Out

Moved back to Attica Raceway Park 2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017- David Gravel

 

 

Bad Luck Ends Promising Night for Ferriera

Hanford , California

After a promising start to the evening, bad luck would relegate Precision Water Systems sprint car driver Monty Ferriera to an 18th place finish in Keller Auto Speedway.

Ferriera came into Hanford with momentum after a third place finish the week before in Tulare and would begin the night strong with a solid second place qualifying effort. He would then claim a conservative third place finish in his heat but problems in the main event would result in an 18th place finish. It was a tough end to what was shaping up to be another strong night. “You can’t have good races every weekend,” said Ferriera. “We were fortunate last week and got a podium when we maybe shouldn’t have but this week luck wasn’t on our side.”

The finish snaps Ferriera’s streak of five top-10 finishes to start the 2018 IMCA Western Racesaver Sprint Series season but Ferriera will look to bounce back when he heads to Marysville Raceway in Marysville, California for the 305 Western Racesavers Sprint Series event on May 19th. For more information visit http://www.marysvilleraceway.com

Ferriera would like to thank all of his sponsors supporting his 2018 campaign including Precision Water Systems, Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill, Precision Medical Products, Precision Brands Investments LLC, Eagle Powder Coating, Ano-tech Metal Finishing, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Circle Wheels and Goodguys Tire & Auto Repair.

 

 

Trenca Overcomes Tough Pill Draw During Debut at Lernerville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – SARVER, Pa. (May 17, 2018) – Joe Trenca rebounded from a tough pill draw last Friday night during his debut at Lernerville Speedway.

“We started last in the heat and literally the other drivers in my heat race were All Stars,” he said. “It was touch to make any passes.”

The Mucci Motorsports driver finished where he started – eighth – in the heat race. That relegated Trenca to the B Main, which he won after starting seventh.

“We got a couple of cars on the first lap and took the lead on Lap 2,” he said. “I ran the extreme bottom. I was happy with the speed we had in the B Main.”

Trenca lined up on the outside of the eighth row for the A Main.

“In the feature we were all over,” he said. “You have to move around a little bit. We made some gains and built some confidence. It was a good night. To never be there and see the place, we were happy with the way it turned out.”

Trenca maneuvered to a 10th-place finish, which was his second top 10 of the season and it marked the second-best 410 result of his career.

Saturday’s Patriot Sprint Tour event at Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y., rained out.

Trenca will join the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints this weekend for races on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Saturday at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y.

“We’re really excited,” he said. “We’ve ran well at both tracks. We changed our shock package from 410 to our 360 car so we’re excited for the opportunities to run well and up front this weekend.”

QUICK RESULTS –

May 11 – Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. – Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 1 (7); Feature: 10 (16).

SEASON STATS –

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

UP NEXT –

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Saturday at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Stars and Stripes Tool Inc.

Stars and Stripes Tool Inc. was founded in 2003 with the goal of providing its customers with quality tools at reasonable prices. For more information, visit http://www.SaSTool.com.

“Stars and Stripes Tool Inc. has pretty much every tool you could need,” Trenca said. “They are longtime friends of ours and we’re really happy to be partnered with them.”

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES –

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

 

 

Bergman Wins at Lakeside Speedway During Busy Week

Inside Line Promotions – LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 17, 2018) – Seth Bergman powered to his second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com feature triumph of the season last Thursday at Lakeside Speedway, where he led the final six laps to garner the victory.

“We’re out here to win races so it’s definitely a feeling of accomplishment to stand atop the podium at the end of the night,” he said. “However, this sport can be very humbling so you never want to get too excited with your highs or too bummed by your lows.”

The win highlighted a busy week for Bergman, who kicked off three Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races in four days a week ago Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. He advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race, which was one spot shy of making the feature redraw. Bergman started the A Main on the inside of the fifth row and gained one position to finish eighth.

“We had a good start to the night in the heat race and were close to getting second place, which would have put us into the feature redraw,” he said. “That turned out to be critical because it was difficult to pass in the A Main because the track took rubber. We tried to race a smart race and take what we could get without using up our tires.”

Bergman ventured to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday. He won a heat race from the pole position to earn a spot into the feature redraw. Bergman pulled the No. 4 during the random redraw to start the 25-lap main event on the outside of the second row.

“We had a great race going on with the first few cars,” he said. “Sometimes in racing it’s better to be running second or third because you’re able to search around the track to find speed. As the leader you don’t want to change what you’re doing if you’re out front. The track began to take rubber and we found it before (leader) Tony Stewart. That allowed us to get by him for the win.”

Bergman charged by Tony Stewart on Lap 20 and pulled away for his third overall win this year. He also became the first multi-race winner with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this season.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at I-30 Speedway, where Bergman maneuvered from fifth to second place during a heat race. That made him the high-points driver and garnered a spot into the feature redraw. He again got the No. 4 to start the main event fourth.

“We got right into third on the start and were racing for second when contact with another driver resulted in a DNF,” he said. “You never want to have a DNF, especially when you’re running toward the front and have a car capable of contending for a win.”

Bergman was unable to restart the race and he was credited with a 23rd-place finish. He is now tied a top the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region.

QUICK RESULTS –

May 9 – Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. – Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 8 (9).

May 10 – Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. – Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (4).

May 12 – I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. – Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 23 (4).

SEASON STATS –

22 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL –

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

“I’m glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools on board,” Bergman said. “He’s a great guy and is passionate about racing. He’s a good friend of mine and it’s nice to have him as part of the race team.”

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

 

 

Strong Group of Midget Racers Expected for 3rd annual Midget Round Up

Inside Line Promotions – OWASSO, Okla. (May 17, 2018) – The Midget Round Up took a huge leap forward last year and anticipation is high that growth will continue during the third edition of the marquee event.

The midget car count nearly doubled last year when 40 drivers competed during the two-day event at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. believes there will be a similar car count during this year’s event on May 26-27.

“A great group of POWRi West and POWRi RMMRA Series racers battled for the win last year and it sounds like we’ll have another top-notch crop of competitors invading the Midget Round Up last this month,” he said.

POWRi RMMRA Series Director Keith Rauch, who is a veteran driver also racing both nights, noted more than 20 racers from his group will compete, including: Bab Harr, Brent Reese, Robert Dalby, Troy Simpson, Lance Bennett, Blaze Bennett, Glenn Waterland, Chris Sheil, Tony Rossi, Carson Garrett, Ashley Oerter, Timothy Snelling, Michael Snelling, Ryan Oerter, Paul Babich, Zac Taylor, Zach Merritt, Mark Hamilton, Olivia Bennett, Dustin Weiland, Patrick Bourke, Greg Schaefer and Jesse Fernandez.

“Incredible,” Rauch said of the event. “This is one race everyone looks forward to. (Tony Bruce Jr.) does an incredible job.”

Rauch is the defending series champion and one of the top POWRi RMMRA Series competitors.

“We used to run in Garden City years ago for two, two-day shows,” he said. “Years ago we ran a couple of seconds. I’ve never been able to pull off a win.”

Rauch placed third and sixth, respectively, during the doubleheader last season.

In addition to the midgets, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass stock non-wing and winged ‘A’ class micro sprints will also compete both nights. The finale pays $1,000-to-win each class.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. each night.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin’s Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS –

TBJ Promotions is in its ninth year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event this year is the 3rd annual Midget Round Up, which is May 26-27 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

All Star’s Bob Hampshire Classic Less Than Two Weeks Away

Inside Line Promotions – WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (May 17, 2018) – Greg Shobe dove into the race track business 22 years ago when he built a go-kart track on his property.

“We ran it about five years and then built the quarter mile track right beside it,” he said. “We never would have been able to accomplish it without the help of other people that help us run the track. A lot of people had past knowledge of scoring, how to set up lineups, etc. It was a learning experience.”

Nearly two decades later Waynesfield Raceway Park has developed into one of the state’s wildest bullrings, featuring side-by-side, wheel-to-wheel action from the green flag to the checkered flag each night. In a little more than a week the oval will host the inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic, which features the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday, May 27.

“I think Bob is truly a professional second to none in his field,” Shobe said. “It’s quite an honor for Bob that other people would think so highly of him to want to put this race together in his honor. We’re anticipating some high-caliber drivers being there that will be a great plus for the crowd that comes to watch the race.”

Racing veteran Shane Helms is promoting the event during Memorial Day Weekend.

“It’s exciting as we’re getting closer to the event,” Helms said. “I think everybody wants to show their appreciation for Bob, who has been an integral part of the success of sprint car racing in Ohio. There’s going to be great racing on the track all night because of guys like Bob Hampshire who have paved the way.”

There is currently a tight battle atop the All Star championship standings as Aaron Reutzel holds a 10-point advantage over Jac Haudenschild. Parker Price-Miller is 30 points out of the lead with defending series champion Chad Kemenah 34 points behind Reutzel. Dave Blaney rounds out the top five and is only 44 points out of the top spot.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders is competing that night in addition to the All Stars.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 6 p.m. with racing set to begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $11 for children ages 11-years-old to 15-years-old. Children ages 10-years-old and younger get in free. Pit passes are $35 per person.

Following the Bob Hampshire Classic, Helms and his team will promote the $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic on Saturday, June 23, at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The event is the final night of All Star Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Additional information about that event will be released in the near future.

UP NEXT –

Sunday, May 27, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, hosts the inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

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

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

 

 

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group Covering all the Short-Track Racing Bases

Inside Line Promotions – KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 17, 2018) – PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group returns this Friday and Saturday to cover all the bases of short-track racing across the United States.

The free, live show that airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels offers instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races across the country.

The grass-roots racing focused show will touch on series and tracks from the West Coast to the East Coast, including World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races in Pennsylvania; Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events in Wisconsin; the ASCS Gulf South Region opener in Texas; USAC national sprint cars shows in Illinois and Missouri; and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Wisconsin and Minnesota to name a few this weekend.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

While the show is free to watch, RacinBoys will continue to operate its unique premium membership to its website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil NOW600 National Micro Series, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

The ASCS Red River Region event at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and the Northwest Focus Midget Series race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., are the next two audio broadcasts on the RacinBoys website this Saturday evening.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP –

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people’s lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS –

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

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING HOPING WEATHER CLEARS FOR BIG WEEKEND IN PENNSYLVANIA OUTLAWS VS. POSSE:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Pennsylvania this weekend for three nights of racing. Wednesday's Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown has been postponed to Thursday. Friday and Saturday Kyle Larson Racing heads to the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg for the Morgan Cup.

GETTYSBURG CLASH: As a result of rain on Wednesday, the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway was postponed until Thursday. KLR has competed at the semi-banked 3/8-mile four times with Shane Stewart. Their best finish came in 2015 with a fifth-place finish.

DEFENDING MORGAN CUP VICTOR: Stewart picked up his career-first win in last year's Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway. He started off the night by qualifying eighth and finished second in his heat to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. He started on the pole of the dash and led every lap to earn the pole for the 30-lap main event. He wasn't able to get the initial jump, but maintained the second spot for the first third of the feature. The Bixby, Okla., native stole the lead after a restart on Lap 11, survived two more restarts and possessed a two-second lead when he finally crossed the finish line.

RACE INFORMATION: Tickets for Thursday's Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln can be purchased at the track. Race information for Friday and Saturday's Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway can be found here and tickets can be purchased by calling 717-697-5000. If you are unable to make it to the track, all three races will be available to listen and watch live on DIRTVision.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will be competing at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., for this weekend's NMECS All-Star race.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., and crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, and Howard Johnson Lima for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Star-Studded Entries Expected for 2nd Annual Southern Illinois Shootout

Belleville, IL - This weekend the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League take to two high-banked bullrings for the 2nd Annual Southern Illinois Shootout. Friday night both divisions will be at Belle-Clair Speedway before heading to Southern Illinois Raceway on Saturday. Tackling the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, NASCAR stars Christopher Bell and Chase Briscoe are prepared to run both nights.

Both drivers originally got their starts in open wheel racing on dirt tracks throughout the Midwest before their rise to NASCAR. Christopher Bell, before rise to NASCAR stardom and his midget racing tenure with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, raced micro sprints throughout the country and won the Inaugural "Phillips 66" at Southern Illinois Raceway back in 2011 with the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League.

Chase Briscoe, a good friend of Christopher Bell's through iRacing, is the youngest driver to win a 410 sprint car race (age 13), beating Jeff Gordon's record by one year. Bell, looks to defend his 2017 win at Southern Illinois Raceway in the Inaugural Southern Illinois Shootout weekend and will again be piloting a midget for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports. Briscoe, and the long list of POWRi regulars and competitors, look to dethrone Bell and etch their names in the record books.

In POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League competition, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports' Ryan Robinson leads the standings over fellow teammate, Tucker Klaasmeyer. Robinson took his first win with the League at Jacksonville Speedway in the Midwest Season Opener on Friday night. Saturday night's winner Logan Seavey sits third, with Zach Daum in fourth. Joe B. Miller holds fifth with Andrew Felker in sixth. Jake Neuman rides in seventh, while leading Rookie candidate Karter Sarff holds eighth. Holly Shelton and Tanner Carrick round out the top ten.

In POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League competition, Joe B. Miller holds the top spot over Harley Hollan. Miller recently took his 32nd career victory with the League this past Saturday at Macon Speedway in the Midwest Season Opener weekend. Austin Schaeffer holds the third position, while Jordan Howell rides in fourth. Jackson Frisbie sits in the fifth position, while Riley Goodno holds sixth. Trevin Littleton is in seventh with Zac Taylor in eighth. Gunner Ramey and Blake Carrick round out the top ten.

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

 

 

Skylar Gee Continues Learning Through Three Race Lucas Oil ASCS Run

Bryan Hulbert - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 16, 2018) Taking in three nights of racing with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com this past week, Skylar Gee continues to learn and progress with BDS Motorsports.
"I definitely think we're better. Our draw is still no good, but I learned a bunch this weekend honestly," commented Gee of the overall three-race swing.
Taking the green from 15th at Humboldt Speedway, Gee moved forward to finish 13th at the Kansas quarter-mile.

"Humboldt was different. I watched a lot of video before I got there and noticed guys were really having to slow up down on entry, I just didn't realize you had to slow up that much. Early on, I thought the track was going to have more grip and I ended up hitting the wall in Hot Laps, then I did it again in the Heat Race, and that cost me. I really felt like I could have run at least second in the Heat, but with guys like Sam and Seth, you can't make mistakes like that and not expect them to pounce on it. In the feature, once it went to the bottom there wasn't much I could do."
Having to race out of the B-Feature on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway, Skylar again was able to move forward with a run from 18th to 13th.
"Ending up in that B-Main, I honestly didn't think the top was worth a look. I rolled up there on the parade lap and decided the bottom was the way to go. We got to third and suddenly someone passed me on the top, so I jumped up there and took a few runs at it, got to second, and almost got the lead coming to the checkered so that was a lesson. In the feature, I searched around a lot and moved forward."
Wrapping up at I-30 Speedway, Skylar was able to race through his Heat Race to grid the A-Feature 12th, but a misstep on the high side sent the No. 99 to the tail as the cause of the caution.
"I started following Tim Crawley around the top. Of anyone in front of me, I figured he knew best how to get around that place and we started really rolling good on the top when everyone else was on the bottom until I hooked a hole going into one. After that, we had nine to go and just couldn't get rolling again."
For this weekend, the weather will dictate where the Strongs Crane Service/BDS Motorsports No. 99 will land as the National Tour is off.
For continued updates on Skylar Gee and the Stongs Crane Service No. 99, follow Skylar on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/skylargeeracing.
2018 Season So Far
Season So Far: Races: 11; Wins: 0; Top Five: 2; Top Ten: 4; Top Twenty: 10;
Up Next:
TBA
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Blake Hahn Knocks Down Trio of Top 10's During Lucas Oil ASCS Run

Bryan Hulbert - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 16, 2018) Wrapping up a busy three-race swing across Kansas and Arkansas, Blake Hahn netted a trio of Top 10 finishes with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.
"We've finished well at all three tracks in the past so we had some good notes to work off of. I felt like we could have run better at Lakeside and I-30, but in the overall, we are in the hunt and the break after these races, it gives us time to go over everything and test at a few tracks we have coming up on the National Tour," commented Hahn.
Starting the run with his fifth podium finish of the season, Hahn finished second at Humboldt Speedway.

(Image Credit: Jimmy Jones)

"We've run well at Humboldt every time we've rolled through the gate. We ended up starting on the front row with Wayne [Johnson] and got a run on him at one point, but the cautions didn't really let us get into traffic and once the track worked to the bottom, I didn't really have anything at that point."
Rolling to Lakeside Speedway, the Griffith Truck and Equipment No. 52 moved from sixth to fourth in Heat Race competition, putting Blake 12th in the A-Feature where he was able to move forward to a sixth-place finish.
"The first few laps at Lakeside, I was searching around seeing where the car felt the best. Once I got the top rolling, I started moving forward and as the race went on the car was getting better. A few times I cheated the cushion and felt the middle starting to come in, so I just kept doing it until I really felt it bite and picked off several spots there at the end."
One of Blake's favorite tracks, I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. capped off the three-race swing with Blake starting the night off with a Heat Race win that put him ninth on the A-Feature lineup. When the dust settled, Blake rolled under the checkered flag eighth.
"Just made a couple mistakes that cost me. I got up to fourth, but just messed up with about 10 to go and fell back. I really felt like we had a car capable of finishing on the podium. Hopefully we can go back a few times before Short Track Nationals and work on the car a little bit more. That's a track I really enjoy racing at I-30."
For the coming weekend, Hahn will be in action with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products at Creek County Speedway on Friday, May 18 and Lawton Speedway on Saturday, May 19.
The 2018 season is Blake Hahn's 16th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2018 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 21; Wins -1 ; Top 5 - 7; Top 10 - 15; Top 15 -18; Top 20 -19;
Up Next:
May 18, 2018, at Creek County Speedway with ASCS Red River
May 19, 2018, at Lawton Speedway with ASCS Red River
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Wednesday's With Wayne: Victory At Humboldt

Bryan Hulbert - HUMBOLDT, Kan. (May 16, 2018) Wayne Johnson kicked off a three-race swing with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com with style as the Sebastian Sandblasting and Powder Coating No. 2c picked up the win at Humboldt Speedway on Wednesday, May 9.
"I'll tell you what, as bad as we were at Humboldt last year, I think we ended up 11th or something. I watched the video and at the start, I was third, and just backed up, but what' crazy is we rolled in with the same notes," said Johnson with a laugh. "We really didn't know what to do, and we just started from there and figured if it didn't feel good, we at least had a starting point to adjust from, and we didn't really have to change much. The car felt good all night."

Wayne's 51st career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com, the win brings Wayne's overall podium finish total to 152 since 1993.
Bogged down in his Heat Race at Lakeside Speedway, Wayne was able to rebound to sixth in Thursday's A-Feature after starting 10th.
"We had a fast car at Lakeside. The Heat Race got us a little bit behind, but we ended up turning the fastest lap in that race by about three-tenths, so I knew we were good, just got too tight in the feature," explained Johnson.
"I just couldn't get off the corner without plowing the front end. Really, it felt like I was going to hit the fence, especially off turn two, but that's what I've struggled with. I made that commented on Wednesday that we're struggling on big tracks, and I really think I just have the car too tight, so we've made some changes and hopefully learned something because we have to get better before Knoxville."
In the hunt at I-30 Speedway, Wayne's night nearly ended with a tumble while running second on Lap 9. Rolling the top of the first and second turn the previous lap, Johnson made up tremendous ground on Derek Hagar. Taking it in just a little hard the next lap, the No. 2c suddenly shot skyward after hooking a hole entering turn one. Able to continue racing, Wayne held on to finish 17th.
"I probably made up half the distance on Derek the lap before, and when he got caught up on the bottom, I took it in a little to hard and hit that hole just right. Luckily the thing just bounced, but after that, I knew something wasn't right with the car and sure enough, the right rear shock blew up and actually, I have never seen a shock come apart like that, but anyway I just wasn't any good after that. I could pass a few guys at the back, but it got to where I just wanted to finish."
Despite the rough end to an otherwise solid run, Johnson is well in the hunt for the point's lead as he tails Seth Bergman and Sam Hafertepe, Jr, by only 22 markers. Looking to the weekend with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com off, the plan is Creek County Speedway on Friday, May 18 and Lawton Speedway on Saturday, May 19. The forecast, however, will make the final decision.
For continued updates on Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing, you can follow them on Facebook (http://bit.ly/2o5zneX and http://bit.ly/2BsrIja) and Twitter (@wjr77x).
Recent Results:
5/9/2018 - Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan)
Heat: 2nd [4th]
A-Feature: 1st [1st]
5/10/2018 - Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan)
Heat: 3rd [4th]
A-Feature: 6th [10th]
5/12/2018 - I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark)
Heat: 2nd [4th]
A-Feature: 17th [3rd]
Season To Date:
Races: 25; Wins: 3; Top-5: 11; Top-10: 17; Top-20: 22;
Up Next:
May 18, 2018, at Creek County Speedway with ASCS Red River
May 19, 2018, at Lawton Speedway with ASCS Red River
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Wayne would like to give special thanks to his sponsors who have helped keep him behind the wheel and on the road: Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powder Coating, DHR Suspension, Chalk Stix, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, ButlerBuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING TALLIES FIVE VICTORIES Schatz Sweeps Eldora Speedway #LetsRaceTwo Weekend

McKENZIE, Tenn. (May 16, 2018) – J&J Auto Racing teams picked up where they left off in the early days of May as four drivers captured wins in four states to bring the McKenzie, Tenn., manufacturer's win total to over 50 early in the 2018 season.

James Kinder found his way to victory lane for the first time this season on May 4 at Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway in the 305ci winged sprint car division to make it an all J&J Auto Racing winner's circle as Donny Schatz won the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series event the same evening.

Schatz continued his winning ways into the following week as he made simple work of the WoO #LetsRaceTwo weekend at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on May 11 – 12. The victories marked Schatz's 11th and 12th overall for the year and his seventh and eighth WoO victories of the season.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., followed suit on May 12 against a stout American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Series field at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR. Derek Hagar followed Hafertepe to the line in fourth place, Marshall Skinner finished fifth and Tyler Thomas took the checkered flag in seventh position.

Tyler Drueke picked up his third IMCA 305ci RaceSaver victory of the season at Eagle (NE) Raceway on May 12 to wrap up a stellar weekend of racing.

For a complete list of J&J Auto Racing winners, please visit http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=Winners.

The McKenzie, Tenn., based shop is currently taking orders for 2018. Teams can contact the shop by calling 1-800-526-5406 or by emailing jjautoracing@bellsouth.net, or by ordering from numerous J&J Auto Racing dealers in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

For a list of North American based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=usa

For a list of Australian based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=aus

For a list of New Zealand based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=nz

J&J Auto Racing will also expand its social media presence in 2018, as fans can now keep up with the manufacturer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow J&J Auto Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JJAutoRacing, on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and Instagram @jj_auto_racing. Announcements regarding promotional contests and new products will be released as plans come to fruition.

-J&J-

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

 

 

White Rallies at I-30 Speedway to End Busy Week on a Positive Note

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 16, 2018) - Harli White capped last week's busy schedule with a solid rebound during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event at I-30 Speedway.

"All weekend we had a goal just to finish every race," she said.

Saturday's event got off to a good start for White, who maneuvered from seventh to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the 13th starting position in the A Main.

"We went forward in the heat race, but we got spun out in the first corner of the first lap to start the main event," she said. "We had to go to the back. I was pushing it every lap. The car was working and we were doing good. I felt like we had a lot faster car than where we finished."

White rallied from the opening-lap incident to charge from last - 25 th - to a 13th-place result.

It was a great turnaround from how last week started on Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., where White placed seventh in a heat race before advancing a couple of positions to end 17th in the ASCS National Tour A Main.

"It was a struggle all night there," she said.

The team ventured to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for another ASCS National Tour race on Thursday. White opened the night by maneuvering from fourth to second place in a heat race. That earned a spot in the feature redraw. She pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We had a really good heat race and got a good starting spot in the A Main," she said. "Unfortunately, we broke a cam shaft in the motor, which caused us to have a DNF. It's really important not to have DNFs since we're racing for points.

"We had some problems with our generator and our trailer last weekend so it was just tough overall. I'm hoping we have all the bugs worked out of everything, the truck and trailer and race car."

White will race close to home this weekend when she tackles Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Friday and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on Saturday with the ASCS Red River Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 9 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: 7 (6); Feature: 17 (19).

May 10 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: DNF (6).

May 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 13 (13).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

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"You pray for a sponsor to come along that helps you out and become family with them and CatSpot has been that for us," White said. "My whole family and I have been praying for a moment like this to happen. We're all excited to get the season going and I think it's going to have bigger and better things to come."

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

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Sponsored Team Rebuilding Momentum

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 16, 2018) - Scott Bogucki will head into the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com Speedweek next month with a ton of confidence after producing solid results last week during a trio of series races.

"We made the A Main all three nights, got a heat race win and had a top-10 finish," he said. "My pill draw skills suck so we will have to work on that, but we are putting our Maxim car back together and building our spare inventory back up and getting ready for Speedweek."

Bogucki and the SawBlade.com backed team's week started a week ago Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., where he drew the No. 70 pill, which relegated him to starting last in his heat race. He passed three cars to end sixth, placing him 12th on the A Main starting grid. The track took rubber and Bogucki pulled in early to save equipment. He was credited with the 21st finishing position.

The next night Bogucki headed to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

"I had one of Johnny Herrera's crew draw my pill," he said. "He got me the No. 5 and that put me on the pole of the heat and we got the win."

Bogucki made the feature redraw thanks to the strong heat race performance. He pulled the No. 5 again to start the A Main on the inside of the third row. Bogucki got to third before falling back to fifth.

"I was coming forward again and we had a red," he said. "I went to the bottom on the restart and the other guys up front found the rubber and I lost a few spots before I could move up. I was upset with myself because I think we had a top-three car."

Bogucki closed the night with an eighth-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at I-30 Speedway, which hosted a big field of cars.

"I drew the No. 70 again," he said. "I'm done drawing. I'll let anyone else pull the pill from now on. We started last again in the heat with a bunch of good guys on a track that was difficult to pass on. We managed a sixth-place finish, which put us starting third in the B Main. I finished fourth to make the A Main, but I had to start at the rear with a bunch of really good drivers in the same boat. I just pulled in to save equipment."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com resumes competition next month with its annual Speedweek, which features six races over nine nights. The opening round is June 8 at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas.

"We will probably put our 410 engine in and race with the IRA (Interstate Racing Association) and maybe head to Jackson (Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota) in the near future," he said. "We will be busy getting everything ready for Speedweek. We're eighth in points and that stretch of racing could put you in great shape points-wise or kill you. We have another crew guy coming to help. Danny Heskins will join me and Dylan Poddock. That will allow all of us to get a little more sleep during that deal."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 9 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: 6 (9); Feature: 21 (12).

May 10 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (5).

May 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.- Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 25 (23).

SEASON STATS -

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

UPCOMING RACES -

LUCAS OIL ASCS NATIONAL TOUR SPEEDWEEK - June 8 at West Texas Speedway in Lubbock, Texas; June 9 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas; June 12 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; June 13 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; June 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; and June 16 at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan.

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Thanks to SawBlade and all our great partners we have the resources to restock and get ready for a tough stretch of races," Bogucki said.

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Jetco Electrical, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Lone Star Metal Werx, Momentum Suspension and Findley and Sons for their continued support.

 

 

Covington Caps off Rough Stretch with a 9th Place at I-30

CG Motorsports. Glenpool, Ok. (May 16th, 2018) Matt Covington rebounded from a rough couple of weeks on the road with a top-10, coming home 9th at I-30 Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this past Saturday.

“Going into last weekend at Little Rock I was pretty discouraged,” stated Matt. “We’ve been one of the fastest cars all year. But, besides the win, we have been bitten by horrible luck and circumstances, especially while running up front.”

Covington’s bad luck continued in Williams Grove when passing for the lead in the heat and got stuffed in the fence. That started him way back in the B feature, ruining his night points wise. He was unable to make a transfer and had to take a provisional into the feature. The next night at Selinsgrove, Matt was able to get up to 9th but lost the jacobs ladder, falling back to 14th.

“We did have a good run at Humboldt and got a solid top-5,” said Covington, “But then we blew a motor the next night at Lakeside passing for the lead in the heat. That ended our night. So with that stuff, on top of the rear-end issue and DNF at TMS, we’ve gotten ourselves into a pretty big hole that’s going to take some solid races to get out of. Years past a lot of the struggles have been brought on by myself or missed setups. But this year, it’s frustrating because it’s things I can’t control. But the good thing is that I have had the car and speed every night, now I just need the luck to go with it.”

Covington and team were pleased to have a decent run at I-30 Saturday night. He started 4th and finished 4th in a tough heat. Unfortunately, that put Matt into one of the two B-mains with an outside, front row starting spot. However, Covington was able to get out front and earn the B-main win and the 19th position for the A Feature. He was able to move forward for most of the feature as the track dried out, gaining 10 spots to acquire a top-10 and 9th place finish at the checkers.

“I was hoping for a top-5 at Little Rock,” stated Matt. “We were running in 6th late in the race when the last caution came out. Before the caution, I was getting held up. So, on that last restart I just tried too hard to make something happen and ended up losing a few spots and got in too hard trying to get a run. It was typical Little Rock, tacky off the turns early and then quickly went away, slicking up. We weren’t the greatest but I definitely felt like we had a top-5 car. But I’m still happy with the results considering the past several races, and I got some points back.”

With the national tour taking a break in the schedule, Covington will take on some regional races this coming weekend. “We were thinking about going to go to Knoxville this weekend and run the 410, but the weather doesn’t look great so we may end up at Creek and Lawton with the ASCS Red River region.”

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who have helped make this 2018 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Wilwood Brakes, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, and Brodix Cylinder Heads

2018 STATS: Starts-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: 5/18/2018 Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK 5/19/2018 Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: Leftover 2017 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer. 2018 apparel coming soon!

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2018 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @MattCovington95

 

 

Knoxville Raceway         Jr. Fan Club Party Time

Our first Jr. Fan Club party of the 2018 season is this Saturday, May 19! Join drivers Brooke Tatnell, McKenna Haase and Ryan Leavitt at Dyer-Hudson Hall starting at 5:30pm.

The party will include Casey's Pizza, sodas and waters, drawings for prizes and chances to win pace truck rides (for children 5 and up only). Parents must be present to sign a waiver for pace truck rides.

Be sure to wear your membership card and sign in to receive prize raffle tickets! RSVPs are appreciated, so please send them to kendraj@knoxvilleraceway.com. College Pride & Fundraising Continues

We've extended our College Pride week to include this Saturday, May 19! Thanks to drivers Brian Brown and McKenna Haase, Mizzou and Drake have been added to the mix.

Thanks to Kustom Race Parts, anyone who donates $20 to Iowa between Wednesday and the final heat race on Saturday, will be entered to win two tickets to the Sept. 15 Iowa vs. UNI football game.

Anyone who donates $20 or more to ISU will also be entered to win two football tickets to a TBD game this season.

All donations will go to the charity of each school's choice. Iowa has chosen the Stead Family Children's Hospital while ISU has chosen their general scholarship fund. Drake and Mizzou will choose later this week.

The school that raises the most money will have its flag wave over Knoxville Raceway the rest of the 2018 season! Iowa as a slim lead right now, but we're hearing Brown and Mizzou have a trick up their sleeve! Nationals Entry Forms have been Posted

Official entry forms for the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store AND the 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank have been posted online. Click here to download the PDF.

Pre-entries offer discounted pit passes for drivers and crew members.

Deadline for 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank is Monday, July 16.

Deadline for 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store is Wednesday, August 1. Checkered Flag Concessions - New Food Option Each Week!

This season our partners at Checkered Flag Concessions will be offering a new food option to fans. The tentative menu is as follows:

May 19 - Gyros

May 26 - Brats

June 2 - Shrimp BLT Po'boy

June 9- Roast Beef Poutine

June 19 - Bacon Cheeseburger with optional fried onions 2018 Knoxville Nationals Queen Entry Form

Entry forms are now available for the 2018 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store Queen contest!

The Knoxville Nationals Queen and her court preside over each night's races and partake in NASCAR driver charity events, interviews, concerts, pace truck rides and more!

 

 

Maria Cofer Looks To Ride Wave Of Success Into Future

PETERSEN MEDIA: For 18 year old Maria Cofer, racing has been in her blood since the day she was born. Finding success at each different level she has competed at, the Macdoel, CA native hopes continued success will lead her to a long career in motorsports.

“My racing adventure started the day I was born and my Dad, Johnny Coffer, was in the middle of his career,” Maria Coffer said. “It seemed like it took forever to finally get my chance, but the time did eventually come.”

When she was 11 years old Cofer’s racing career began competing in an Outlaw Kart in Red Bluff, CA, a common training ground and starting place for open wheel drivers in the Golden State. Working at the family ranch during the week and traveling Northern California on the weekends to race, Cofer would develop an impeccable work ethic that has led to success both on and off the track.

2014-2015 saw Cofer make the jump in to the 250cc 4 Stroke Outlaw Kart Class. With the help of her father, Cofer was able to grit it out week after week and become the first female to win the Red Bluff Outlaws Series Championship. That next season Cofer would make the jump to the Open Class in the Outlaw Kart ranks where she would continue to open eyes and turn heads as she ran a National schedule and was able to race at various tracks and on different types of surfaces from coast to coast.

With her Outlaw Kart roots, Cofer now competes with the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) in both a dirt and pavement Midget. Running a Midget, Cofer has been able to emulate the success from her past into the bigger car and that was apparent in 2017 when she became the first female to win the BCRA Dirt Midget Series Championship.

“Becoming the first female to win the BCRA title was a great accomplishment,” Cofer said. “Winning it in 2017 has us hungry to back it up in 2018 and I think we have the team to do it.”

So far in 2018 Cofer is on the right track to do so as he was able to pick up a win so far in BCRA action at Merced Speedway in Merced, CA.

While competing in CA, Cofer is hopeful and determined to further her career and make racing more than just her hobby. Though it is a male driven sport, the California native is determined to prove she is in this for the long haul and is hoping continued to success leads to further backing, or more opportunity to race.

“I think anyone who straps into a racecar has hopes of doing it for a long time,” Cofer added. “I know opportunities can be hard to come by, and I know finding adding support is tough but nobody said making it in motorsports was easy. I have been lucky with the opportunities and support I have had over my career, and hopefully we can continue to run well and big things will happen.”

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Maria Cofer and her 2018 season by following along with her on Twitter @MCofer57.

 

 

Eric Correia and Jacob Pacheco Pilot GWR Entries in Hanford, CA

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- Getting back to racing action on Saturday night in Hanford, CA Eric Correia and Jacob Pacheco would strap into GWR entries for the night.

Making his first ever start at Keller Auto Speedway, Jacob Pacheco would time the Speedway Motors/CS9/System1 backed No. 12 machine in 16th quickest in group qualifications, which would place him in the third row of his heat race.

On an extremely slick racing surface, Pacheco would run cautious in the heat as he adapted to the surface which would result in him finishing in the sixth position.

Going back to the pit area to make some changes for the feature event, the GWR crew would get to work and tighten Pacheco’s car up for the deteriorating racing surface. Lining up in the 16th starting position, Pacheco would get off to a nice start as he was able to work his way toward the Top-10.

At the race’s halfway point, Pacheco would find himself pushing hard as he continued to make up ground but it would result in him losing the handle and spinning to a stop. Able to restart, Pacheco would again find himself back on the attack but on the 19th lap he would lose the handle again and his night would come to a close.

“I am very happy to be learning a lot and working with this team to get things figured out,” Jacob Pacheco said. “I want to thank the GWR Team, friends, and family for their continued support. I also want to wish a couple friends- Jim Christian and Marcus Thomas a speedy recovery and let them know that we are thinking of them.”

Also in action with GWR on Saturday night was Eric Correia who was making his first start of the 2018 season.

Timing in on a very slick surface, Correia said he felt a little free as he timed the F&J Schott Trucking/Hoosier/Simpson backed No. 95 in 18th quickest in time trials.

Racing his way to a fifth place finish in his heat race, Correia would line the GWR entry up in the ninth row for the 25-lap feature event.

On the slick surface, Correia admitted to being conservative as it was just his first race of the season and being in a new car he still had some rust to shake off. Able to avoid the mayhem that took place in front of him, Correia would finish 13th in the feature event.

“I felt like we had a really fast car, but with it being slick and it being my first night in a car, I took it easy but I had a lot of fun,” Correia said. “Tim Williams and GWR has some excellent equipment and they were a pleasure to work with; I look forward to the next one.”

GWR would like to thank Speedway Motors, CS9, System1, F&J Schott Trucking, Hoosier, Simpson, ButlerBuilt, Capitol Renegade, David Williams Welding, Petersen Media, Fagundes Auto Body, Blanchard Dozing, and Willwood Brakes for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: GWR travels to Marysville, CA on Saturday night where young Anissa Curtis will be behind the wheel.

STAY CONNECTED: Follow along with GW Racing on Instagram by following @gwracing_95, Like GWRacing_95 on Facebook, and follow @GWR_95 on Twitter.

 

 

Wisconsin Weekend for Reutzel after another WoO Podium

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 16, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team will venture to another pair of tracks for the first time this weekend as All Star Circuit of Champions competition fires back into action.

It will be a Wisconsin weekend for the Clute, TX, racer as he takes the All Star points lead into Saturday’s card at the Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds before moving on to Sun Prairie’s Angell Park Speedway on Sunday night.

After capturing his first All Star win in the series most recent outing at Hartford, Ohio’s Sharon Speedway on May 5, Reutzel took in last weekend’s three-race set of World of Outlaws competition in Ohio and Indiana.

And, the Folkens Brothers Tucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car team made its presence known, leading a portion of Friday’s #LetRaceTwo event at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, before posting a podium finish on Saturday night and then rounding out the weekend at Haubstadt, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway on Sunday.

The #LetsRaceTwo weekend started with Reutzel timing in eighth among Friday’s 37-car field and then landing a spot in the Dash with a runner-up heat race finish.

“We drew late and were still able to lay down a good lap,” the driver of the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry says. “Then we were really good in the Dash and picked up a couple of positions after drawing the eight.”

Starting sixth in the feature, Reutzel was on the move as he looked for his second World of Outlaws win of the season aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine. Reutzel rallied past both Donny Schatz and early leader Jac Haudenschild to take command on the 12th round only to get into the turn one wall the next time around to bring an early end to the strong run.

“We got right up there in the feature, I kinda bounced off the wall once and it gave us a really good run,” Reutzel recalls. “Then I got the lead and got a little too confident one time, it sucked me in and there was no saving it.”

While Reutzel raced into the lead quickly, he knew there was little time to cruise atop the Eldora high-banked oval. “I felt like Donny was just cruising, I was trying to run off from him while I could and it didn’t work out,” Reutzel explains.

With a new car in place for Saturday’s #LetsRaceTwo finale at Eldora, Reutzel timed in fourth and then won his heat race before finishing fourth in the Dash.

Reutzel then raced to a solid third-place finish in the feature to finish off the Eldora portion of the weekend.

“Comparing the car we had Friday night to what we had on Saturday night, we just weren’t as good,” Reutzel explains. “We were just a third-place car. With the track smooth and dead slick, we were too loose.”

Reutzel and the BRM team wrapped up the weekend on Sunday night at Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway with a 24th-place feature finish.

Reutzel started the night strong by qualifying third among his group but a heat race infraction proved costly.

“They said I jumped the start and put us back a row, that pretty much ruined our night,” Reutzel said.

He went on to win the “B” Main before making an early exit in the feature.

“We were good in the B, but the motor got a little hot and we didn’t have much time to fix it,” Reutzel recalls. “It was still doing the same thing in the feature so we just pulled in.”

Points are back on the line in All Star action this weekend as Reutzel gets his first look at a pair of Wisconsin tracks.

2018 Quick Stats: 18 races, 2 wins, 7 top-fives, 9 top-tens.

Up Next: All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars at the Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track-Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on Saturday and then Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, WI) on Sunday.

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

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

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Making Improvements and Notching a Top Five!

Des Moines, IA (May 16, 2018) – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team put together their best run of the season thus far on Saturday, coming home 5th in the A-main at the Knoxville Raceway. It was a weekend of improvement for “The Professor” and will help to boost the confidence of the team heading into a busy Memorial Day weekend.

The night opened on a fast, heavy track due to the large amount of rain throughout the week, with the World of Wheels #49 heading out early in the qualifying order. While the pill draw was exceptional, the qualifying effort was lacking. “We’ve still been struggling in qualifying and putting ourselves in a bad spot for the remainder of the night,” said Josh. “Once we get to the actual racing we’ve been doing pretty well, so our focus is on making the car better for qualifying to put us in position to make the A-main invert.”

While Josh and the team are still searching for the answers to their qualifying woes, their success in heat races continued on Saturday night. Josh picked up his second heat win of the season to go along with two second place finishes. “In our heat, the car started feeling pretty good,” said Schneiderman. “It felt like we really got back into the groove of things with our heat and the A-main on Saturday. It took a bit longer than we would have liked it, but the car was great, and once we get qualifying worked out it should bring more strong finishes.”

Josh began the A-main on the outside of the fifth row, but was the beneficiary of some early attrition. “We were lucky to avoid the melee at the beginning of the feature,” said Josh. “That tore up a lot of good cars in front of us, which we definitely benefited from, however it still feels like we have things heading in the right direction.”

Schneiderman was able to complete the night with a solid finish of 5th, though he was happy for the opportunity to race at all. “Due to all the moisture in the track, it stayed pretty narrow and fast all night,” said Josh. “It’s incredible that Knoxville was able to get the track ready and the fans got to see some good racing; it makes it even better that we finished the night strong.”

Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team will be back in action this Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, before a big weekend of racing on Memorial Day weekend. The holiday weekend will see the #49 machine competing in two Sprint Invaders events, as well as the weekly show at Knoxville.

World of Wheels World of Wheels has proudly been servicing the Des Moines area for over 25 years, selling quality pre-owned vehicles. World of Wheels’ #1 priority is helping you find the vehicle of your choice. At the World of Wheels location in Ankeny, IA, you will find one of the nicest showrooms in town, in addition to a friendly, knowledgeable sales staff, backed with an exceptional service department. Please visit World of Wheels today for your next vehicle purchase or let them assist you with your automotive service and maintenance needs. Visit their website at www.worldofwheelsonline.com.

Universal Therapy Group Universal Therapy Group offers comprehensive therapeutic care and support service. They offer a variety of services including: pre and post-surgery rehab, work-related injury prevention and rehab, sports enhancement, and personal training. With locations in Burlington, IA; Chesterfield, MO; Fort Madison, IA; and a new location coming to North Liberty, IA, they are here to help you with your health care needs. Universal Therapy Group has also recently added a new fitness facility, Universal Fitness located in Burlington, IA. Universal Fitness features state of the art training equipment, along with a knowledge staff to help you train properly and efficiently. Visit them today and let them show you how they can assist you with your health care goals. Visit their website at www.universaltherapygroup.com.

Josh on Twitter and Facebook Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

Twitter: @JSRACING49 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

Josh’s Weekly Releases If you’d like to be added to Josh’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail broegracewriting@gmail.com with “Josh” in the Subject Line.

Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks and are honored to announce their partnerships with: World of Wheels, WOW Auto, Universal Therapy Group, Universal Fitness, Land Pride, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner Combines, Matteson Marine, J&J Auto Racing, Automotive Machine, Engler Injection, DMI, Weld Racing, Hoosier Tire, Mountain Dew Kick Start, SignTec Signs, Hepfner Racing Products.

 

 

‘Fast Friday’ Track Testing Returns to Oswego Speedway in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (May 16, 2018) - For yet another season, Oswego Speedway will again offer $200 Fast Friday testing as well as track rentals to all competitors and divisions on the track’s 2018 schedule.

Any Supermodified, Small Block Supermodified, ISMA Supermodified, 350 Supermodified, or Tour-Type Modified team may enter into any of the ten Fast Friday sessions scheduled between the months of May and August.

All Fast Friday sessions are scheduled to be ran from 4 to 8pm on Fridays prior to race weekends in 2018 and dates include May 25, June 8, June 15, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, August 3, August 10, and August 17.

The cost to join any of these ten Fast Friday dates is just $200 per car and includes unlimited track time within that four hours and free admission to the pit area for the driver and any crew members.

Track rentals will also be available for the 2018 season along with the return of special rentals during Bud Classic Week from August 27 to August 30.

For any regular season track rental, the price is $1,500 per car. Rentals may be set up on any given date or time per request.

Classic Week track rentals will be reduced to the Friday rate of $200. Slots include August 27, August 28, August 29, and August 30 all from 4 to 8pm.

A handful of drivers have already signed up for the first Fast Friday of the season including Dave Shullick Jr, Otto Sitterly, Michael Barnes, and Tim Glidden Jr.

To sign yourself or your team up for a testing session in 2018, please call the speedway at (315)-342-0646 or email oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

Oswego Speedway’s 68th season opens this Saturday, May 19 with the track’s annual open practice session set from 1-5pm. Grandstand admission will be FREE to the public.

Racing action at Oswego Speedway begins on Saturday, May 26 with Holiday Inn Express ‘Opening Day’ highlighted by the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at (315)-342-0646.

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

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

 

 

Bacon Set for USAC Sprint Car Double after Big E Triumph

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (May 16, 2018) – Brady Bacon was the lone driver that pulled double duty during last weekend’s #LetsRaceTwo event at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway featuring the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars and the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars.

So it was only fitting that Bacon pulled off a win during the double that was part of a fast-paced five-race weekend for the Broken Arrow, OK, native.

With his second triumph of the season in the books, action continues this weekend with a pair of USAC National Sprint Car events at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday and then Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Saturday night.

Last weekend’s action kicked off with the opening leg of #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora with Bacon winning his USAC Sprint Car heat race after timing in ninth. Gridding the feature field eighth, Bacon worked the top side to advance through the field and then made the low side of turn four work to his advantage as he powered into the lead by the 19th round before ultimately racing to the stipe with more than a five-second advantage.

“It was getting trickier to hit the bottom, but I just kept it in my back pocket,” Bacon explained. “I knew it was so treacherous up top and easy to lose your momentum. There really wasn’t much grip to gain your speed back.”

Bacon finished out the USAC portion of the weekend with another strong run on Saturday night, climbing from the tenth starting position to post a fourth-place finish for his 11th overall top-five showing of the year.

“Eldora is always good for us in the non-wing car,” Bacon said of the weekend. “We just need to get a little better in qualifying to put us in a better position to be up front each night.”

Bacon made his presence known in the World of Outlaws portion of #LetsRaceTwo as well, advancing a handful of positions in Friday night’s feature to finish 16th and then racing from 23rd to 13th in Saturday night’s feature.

“Finishes of 16th and 13th are nothing to hang our heads about with that competition,” Bacon explained. “There were at least 30 cars there probably capable of winning under the right circumstances, so to be that competitive on both nights is a positive for our team.”

Bacon rounded out the weekend with a Mother’s Day World of Outlaws tilt at Haubstadt, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway on Sunday.

After timing in eighth among his group, Bacon secured the 16th starting position in the feature with a fourth-place heat race finish. He then rallied through the field, climbing all the way to sixth and in contention for a podium finish when he was collected in a turn two incident on a lap 30 restart.

“It’s a love/hate relationship with Tri-State Speedway,” said of the Haubstadt oval that has teased a possible World of Outlaws win for Bacon on several occasions. “We had a top five car at worst, there just wasn’t anywhere to go when they got together.”

Bacon goes into this week’s pair of USAC Sprint Car events looking to climb the point charts. He has enjoyed success at Tri-City Speedway in both the winged and non-wing Sprint Car ranks in the past and got a recent look at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway in Midget action.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. and Indy Race Parts.

2018 Quick Stats: 25 races, 2 wins, 11 top-fives, 14 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) on Friday Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway (Pevely, MO) on Saturday.

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

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

 

 

Chaney Riding Momentum Into Fremont After Charging to Top-Five Finish During Last Race

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (May 16, 2018) - Rob Chaney has momentum on his side after charging from deep in the field to score a top-five finish for CH Motorsports during a race on May 5 at Fremont Speedway.

Chaney qualified 19th quickest out of 26 cars, starting him deep in his heat race and eventually placing him in the B Main.

"The track was pretty fast early," said Chaney, who started seventh and finished sixth in his heat race. "Our cars and the motor we run on smaller tracks are more designed toward when it's slicker so we struggled a little bit in qualifying and into the heat race."

Chaney won the B Main from the pole and lined up 16th in the 20-car A Main before rallying to a fifth-place finish.

"The track kind of slowed down enough during the feature for us," he said. "We made some adjustments and got to where we were going pretty good. We were battling for the next couple of spots at the end."

Chaney and CH Motorsports are planning to return to Fremont Speedway this Saturday.

"I feel like any time we go somewhere we have a chance," he said. "We've shown we can pass cars and if we start up front we can stay up front. I think we have things going in a good direction."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 5 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (16).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_robchaney

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

"J&J Auto Racing builds the nicest, highest-quality cars that are also the safest," Chaney said.

CH Motorsports would also like to thank KSE Racing Products, Wings Unlimited, Fisher Racing Engines, Winters Performance Products, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Slade Shock Technology, Astro Titanium, Simpson Race Products and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Excited for ASCS Gulf South Season Opener This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (May 16, 2018) - Channin Tankersley is heading to one of his most successful tracks this Saturday when Golden Triangle Raceway Park hosts the season-opening ASCS Gulf South Region race.

The first five ASCS Gulf South Region events have been rained out this season, setting the stage for the highly anticipated opener this Saturday at the bullring in Beaumont, Texas.

"We're really excited to finally get back to racing," he said. "We've had a lot of long breaks with the weather not cooperating."

Tankersley and the Bruce Griffith owned No. 17 raced a trio of times with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last month, including setting a career-best result for Tankersley.

"Our goal is to go out there and be competitive," Tankersley said. "A top five every night is always the main goal. If we can go out there and execute and not have any hiccups I think we'll have a good shot at running up front."

Tankersley has multiple wins at Golden Triangle Raceway Park, including trips to Victory Lane in 2016, 2011, 2009 and twice in 2008. He has also earned at least one top-10 finish at the track during the last nine seasons the oval was open (it was closed last year).

"We've always seemed to get around there pretty good," he said. "I have a lot of laps there."

Tankersley has earned four straight top-four finishes and 11 top 10s in his last 12 races dating back to 2013 at the track.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Griffith Trucking & Equipment

Griffith Trucking & Equipment is Houston's No. 1 specialized used truck dealer. For more information, visit http://www.GriffithTruck.com.

"Bruce Griffith has been a big supporter of mine for many years," Tankersley said. "We're grateful for the opportunities he's provided and look forward to many more wins together."

Tankersley would also like to thank Challenger Drilling, Griffith Sheet Metal, Blackfoot Electric, Day Motorsports and Shriner's Hospitals for Children for their continued support.

 

 

Interstate Sprint Car Series Set For First Two Rounds Of 2018 Season This Friday And Saturday; Format Officially Announced

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- The rebranded Interstate Sprint Car Series is excited to kick off their 2018 campaign this Friday, May 18th, and Saturday, the 19th. Things begin on Friday night at Cottage Grove Speedway before teams migrate south to Coos Bay Speedway on the Oregon Coast on Saturday. Some excellent car counts are expected for both evenings of competition. In other news the ISCS has released their official format and can be found at the bottom of this release.

The Friday night General Admission ticket price at Cottage Grove Speedway is just $5.00 for everyone to watch some enjoyable racing. Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM, Front Gates 5:00, Hot Laps 6:30, and Racing at 7:00. Saturday evening, at Coos Bay Speedway, $12.00 for Adults, Seniors/Kids (7-17) $10.00, Children (6 & Under) FREE, and the Family Pass (2 Adults and 3 Kids) $35.00. Front Gates open at 4:00 PM with Racing expected to get underway around 6:30.

2018 Interstate Sprint Car Series Schedule Friday, May 18th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, May 19th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon Saturday, June 23rd-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Friday, July 27th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon Saturday, July 28th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Monday, August 13th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon Tuesday, August 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Wednesday, August 15th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon Thursday, August 16th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon Friday, August 17th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington Saturday, August 18th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington Saturday, September 29th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon

2018 Interstate Sprint Car Series Format

Pill Draw:

Pill draw for heat race positioning, each heat race group will group qualify in order

Heats will be lined up with a 6 car invert, failure to run hot laps in you group will result in being lined up in rear of heat

Heats:

Heat races will run with the ASCS point system however bonus points will be given for qualifying as follows: 1st-15 2nd-12 3rd-8 4th-5

Points will be tallied after all heats top 16 directly to A main

Ties will be broken by hot lap speed

Top 8 will redraw for A main line up in the event of a tie for 8th point position all cars will draw for position that are tied

17th through remainder of field will line up buy points for B main (Top 4 transfer to A main)

Number Of Heats:

17 cars or less 2 heats

18-23 3 heats

24-32 4 heats

33 + 5 heats

Number Of B Mains:

17-32 cars single B Main, transfer 4

33 plus cars , 2 B- Mains transfer 2 each

 

 

Lawrence Logs Second Top Five in 305 Sprint Car at Kennedale Speedway Park

Inside Line Promotions - KENNEDALE, Texas (May 16, 2018) - Zane Lawrence had a busy weekend racing a mini sprint last Friday before he jumped back in a 305ci sprint car on Saturday.

The weekend began on Friday when Lawrence climbed behind the wheel of his crew man's, Morgan Roan, mini sprint at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas. Lawrence started on the outside of the front row for a heat race and he went on to pick up the win.

The feature inversion started Lawrence on the inside of the second row. He was running fifth before the chain broke, which ended his night early.

"It was pretty fun to get back behind the wheel of a mini sprint," he said. "I can't thank my buddy, Morgan, for letting me race it and have a little bit of fun. It's unfortunate that we ended up breaking a chain, but we will get it back out there sooner than later."

Lawrence strapped back into a 305ci sprint car on Saturday during a RaceSaver Sprint Car Series race at Kennedale Speedway Park, where he piloted a race car owned by Bob Odom.

"We started in the back of the heat race due to their points system like last time," he said. "But we made some ground and ended up making our way to fourth."

That lined Lawrence up on the inside of the fourth row for the feature event. He advanced three positions to finish fourth, logging his second top five of the year.

"We had a pretty decent run again this weekend," he said. "Again, I can't thank Bob enough for letting me race for him. I'm really enjoying it and having a lot of fun with it. Now hopefully we can pick up a couple wins."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (3).

May 12 - Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas - Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876/

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"B&B Automotive has always been a supporter of racing," Lawrence said. "It's cool to see how much they put into the sport and help out all these drivers. They actually sponsored my dad when he was racing, too, so it's cool to have them on board with us and my racing today."

Lawrence would also like to thank Lawrence Towing, WR Roofing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

NSRA Sprintcar Series Opens 2018 Campaign May 19th With Rick Brown Super Shoe; Practice On Friday

By Ben Deatherage

Roseburg, Oregon- The first leg to the 2018 NSRA Sprintcar Series begins on Saturday, May 19th at Douglas County Speedway. The Roseburg oval has the privilege of starting a new season for the tour for the second consecutive season. The race is also a sentimental one as it honors the late Rick Brown who was a regular with the series for several seasons.

Rick Brown was one of the most iconic drivers in the Pacific Northwest in the pavement Sprint Car scene. He is a five-time Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars champion, tied for the most with Matt Hein, and an eight-time Douglas County Speedway title holder. Rick was inducted into the Cottage Grove Speedway Wall Of Fame in 2014.

Aaron Willison looks to begin his title defense this weekend. He is hot off of a recent win at Western Speedway in local competition at the Langford, British Columbia oval.

The history of the Super Shoe event goes as far back as 2008 and has been ran every year, except for 2009. Six different drivers have won the race and all but three have won it twice. Matt Hein is a two-time winner while Sierra Giesler, and Rick Brown are the three other multi-time victors. Johnny Giesler, Andy Alberding, and defending-winner Kyle Alberding have recorded one apiece.

Douglas County Speedway will host a practice on Friday, May 19th from 3:00 PM to Dusk. For Saturday Pit Gates open at Noon, Front Gates 4:00 PM, Qualifying is expected to get started around 4:30, and Racing begins at 5:41. For more information log on to www.douglascountyspeedway.com.

Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

2018 NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series Schedule

May 18th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, Oregon-Test & Tune

May 19th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, Oregon-Rick Brown “Super Shoe”

June 8th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Diamond Cup

June 9th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup

July 6th-Mission Valley Speedway-Polson, Montana-Test & Tune

July 7th-Mission Valley Speedway-Polson, Montana-Mission Valley Sprint Shootout

August 4th-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, Washington-Rory Price Memorial

August 17th-Western Speedway-Victoria, British Columbia-Daffodil Cup

August 18th-Western Speedway-Victoria, British Columbia-Daffodil Cup

September 21st-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Tom Elliott Classic #

September 22nd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Championship Night #

#-Denotes events co-sanctioned with the King Of The Wing Sprint Series

Former Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Champions: 1991- Allen Goetz 1992- Allen Goetz 1993- Allen Goetz 1994- Myron Gemmer 1995- Rick Brown 1996- Rick Brown 1997- Trevor Montgomery 1998- Trevor Montgomery 1999- Trevor Montgomery 2000- Trevor Montgomery 2001- Craig Deaver 2002- Rick Brown 2003- Pat Bliss 2004- Rick Brown 2005- Rick Brown 2006- Jeff Montgomery 2007- Andy Alberding 2008- Matt Hein 2009- Matt Hein 2010- Andy Alberding 2011- Sierra Jackson 2012- Andy Alberding 2013- Andy Alberding 2014- Matt Hein 2015- Matt Hein 2016- Matt Hein

2017-Aaron Willison

Former Super Shoe Winners:

2008- Rick Brown

2009- No Race

2010- Sierra Jackson

2011- Johnny Giesler

2012- Andy Alberding

2013- Rick Brown

2014- Sierra Jackson

2015- Matt Hein

2016- Matt Hein

 

 

Wilson Working to Overcome Costly Crash Last Friday at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 16, 2018) - Greg Wilson is trying to overcome a tough blow he endured last Friday.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team hustled to build a new car prior to a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tripleheader, which began on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

Unfortunately, Wilson was caught up in an opening-lap crash during his heat race. He was unable to resume competition that night and the team was forced to go to a backup car for the remainder of the weekend.

"I'm thankful Maxim builds good race cars, Simpson makes great safety products and ButlerBuilt manufactures great seats," he said.

"We built the race car and thrashed all week. Even though we didn't get to run that car that much and we came back to Eldora with a different race car on Saturday, it was definitely a learning experience. What I feel like caused the wreck and what happened on Saturday, I'm hoping it told us some of our problems. The good thing about going to Eldora is that our setup is usually pretty good and we weren't good with either car. Eldora is so fast I think it magnified a problem. If things start getting better a huge part of it is because of the wreck."

Wilson made progress in the Last Chance Showdown on Saturday at Eldora Speedway, where he maneuvered from 13th to seventh place to finish only three positions shy of a transfer to the A Main.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway without much luck, which reinforced Wilson's belief a couple of changes need to be made.

"We're going to make some changes this week and hopefully that will help us move forward," he said.

Wilson and his team are working hard to revamp everything prior to another busy three-race week with the World of Outlaws, featuring an event on Thursday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Gettysburg Clash and races on Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., during the Morgan Cup.

"I'm a little pumped to see what will happen once we get going," he said. "Looking at the forecast we might have to wait a bit, but hopefully Mother Nature will work with us this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: DNS (9).

May 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 7 (13).

May 13 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 10 (9); C Main: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman 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

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"We've been affiliated with Saldana Racing Products for about three years now," Wilson said. "They make our oil tanks, radiators, fuel cells and some other components. They are innovative and make some really nice products.

"Simpson Racing Products has helped me for more than 20 years. I use their helmets, suits, shoes, gloves. I was thankful to have them involved after wrecking last weekend at Eldora."

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

 

 

Handicapping Procedures Announced for Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s

OSWEGO, NY (May 16, 2018) - Just over a week from Opening Day, Oswego Speedway officials have released the handicapping procedure for the inaugural running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Supermodifieds scheduled for next Saturday, May 26.

‘Twin’ feature events have a rich history at the ‘Steel Palace’ and the duel 50-lappers set for next weekend will mark the first ever event of its kind at Oswego since 1972.

The Twins began in 1970 as 50-lappers and remained as such through the ‘72 season before Triple 33’s and Twin 30’s were added to the schedule in 1973.

By 1975, the traditional Twin 35’s had taken over and were contested at least once a year until the completion of the 1998 season. The twins did not return in any form for 1999.

In 2002, the twins were back again, this time in 30-lap form and remained on the schedule until 2005.

For 2006 and 2007, once again, no twin shows were held, but the first ever edition of the ‘Twin 45’s’ got the green flag in 2008 just before the track returned with Twin 30’s only a mere handful of weeks later in August of that season.

2009 and 2010 each saw twin events on the schedule with Twin 30’s in ‘09 and then the return of the 45’s in 2010.

For three more years, the twins were not included on the schedule although a ‘Twin 50’ race was held in June of 2013 to makeup for a rained out feature earlier in the season.

By June of 2014, finally, the Twin 35’s had returned and remained intact on the speedway’s schedule for the past four seasons.

With Twin 50’s scheduled for May 26 and Twin 35’s on June 16, the 2018 schedule will mark the first time since ‘08 that two separate twin events have been contested in one season at Oswego Speedway.

It’s only fitting that the first Twin 50 show since 1972 receives the ‘Shampine’ name on its back, as the ‘8-Ball’ was dominant throughout twin events in Shampine’s career with 17 total twin victories.

The handicapping and race procedure for this year’s Twin 50’s is brand new and sure to excite Oswego fans and teams.

Oswego commitment cars will be guaranteed $1,400 minimum for the event while non-commitment cars will be guaranteed $1,100 minimum.

For both Twin 50’s, all cars must run the same three stenciled right front, left rear, and right rear tires for time trials, the heat race, and both feature events.

If you have a damaged tire, you must use a previously run tire and start last in both main events.

The handicapping procedure will begin just like any other race night on Oswego Speedway’s 2018 schedule.

All cars will time trial in open pit format for 15 minutes. Points will be awarded 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Heats will be inverted 18-24 based on car count.

The top four finishers in each heat will receive their time back. Fast time will draw one number from 1-12 and race directors will invert that number drawn for the first Twin 50.

For the second twin, the lineup will be based on the starting position of the first feature. Finishing positions 1-6 in the first feature will start 7-12 in the second feature. The winner of the first Twin 50 will start 12th and 6th place will start 7th.

Finishing positions 7-12 in the first feature will redraw positions 1-6 for the second feature. All six cars will draw for their positions.

13th place in the first feature will start 13th in the second feature with the remaining first feature finishers starting in their same position for the second feature. The winner of the second feature will start no better than 12th at the next event they attend.

The new handicapping procedure makes it just as good as “anyone’s guess” as to who will find victory lane in Jim Shampine’s honor next weekend.

Oswego Speedway’s 68th season opens this Saturday, May 19 with the track’s annual open practice session set from 1-5pm. Grandstand admission will be FREE to the public.

Racing action at Oswego Speedway begins on Saturday, May 26 with Holiday Inn Express ‘Opening Day’ highlighted by the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at (315)-342-0646.

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

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

All-Time Oswego Speedway ‘Twin’ Event History:

May 1970 (Twin 50’s): Jim Shampine - Both

May 1971 (Twin 50’s): Jim Shampine, Nolan Swift

May 1972 (Twin 50’s): Baldy Baker, Fred Graves

May 1973 (Triple 33’s): Jim Shampine – All 3

July 1973 (Twin 30’s): Baldy Baker, Bobby Stelter

May 1974 (Triple 33’s): Jim Shampine – All 3

June 1975 (Twin 30’s): Jim Shampine - Both

July 1975 (Twin 30’s): Kempton Dates, Gary Allbritain

June 1976 (Twin 35’s): Fred Graves – Both

July 1976 (Twin 35’s): Fred Graves, Ron Wallace

June 1977 (Twin 35’s): Warren Coniam, Kempton Dates

July 1977 (Twin 35’s): Kempton Dates – Both

June 1978 (Twin 35’s): Jim Shampine – Both

July 1978 (Twin 35’s): Jim Shampine – Both

June 1979 (Twin 35’s): Steve Gioia Jr, Jim Shampine

July 1979 (Twin 35’s): Jim Shampine, Chuck Ciprich

June 1980 (Twin 35’s): Warren Coniam, Steve Gioia Jr.

July 1980 (Twin 35’s): Warren Coniam, Doug Heveron

June 1981 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron – Both

July 1981 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron, Steve Gioia Jr.

June 1982 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron, Brian Herb

July 1982 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron, Mike McLaughlin

June 1983 (Twin 35’s): Warren Coniam, Steve Gioia Jr.

July 1983 (Twin 35’s): Eddie Bellinger Jr. – Both

June 1984 (Twin 35’s): Bentley Warren – Both

July 1984 (Twin 35’s): – Steve Gioia Jr, Dean Hoag

July 1985 (Twin 35’s): Eddie Bellinger Jr, Steve Gioia Jr.

August 1985 (Twin 35’s): Bentley Warren – Both

June 1986 (Twin 35’s): Joe Gosek, Steve Gioia Jr.

August 1986 (Twin 35’s): Bentley Warren – Both

June 1987 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron – Both

August 1987 (Twin 35’s): Gary Morton, Bentley Warren

August 1988 (Twin 35’s): Mike Ordway – Both

August 1989 (Twin 35’s): Bentley Warren, Eddie Bellinger Jr.

June 1990 (Twin 35’s): Eddie Bellinger Jr, Steve Gioia Jr.

August 1990 (Twin 35’s): Doug Didero, Joe Gosek

June 1991 (Twin 35’s): Joe Gosek, Mike Ordway

August 1991 (Twin 35’s): Mike Ordway, Pat Abold

June 1992 (Twin 35’s): Pat Abold – Both

August 1992 (Twin 35’s): Pat Abold – Both

June 1993 (Twin 35’s): Russ Wood, Bentley Warren

August 1993 (Twin 35’s): Steve Gioia Jr, Dave McKnight

June 1994 (Twin 35’s): Pat Abold, Russ Wood

August 1994 (Twin 35’s): Eddie Bellinger Jr., Doug Didero

June 1995 (Twin 35’s): Mike Muldoon – Both

August 1995 (Twin 35’s): Doug Didero – Both

June 1996 (Twin 35’s): Doug Didero, Mike Muldoon

August 1996 (Twin 35’s): Doug Didero, Pat Abold

June 1997 (Twin 35’s): Howard Page, Mike Muldoon

August 1997 (Twin 35’s): Pat Abold, Doug Didero

June 1998 (Twin 35’s): Mike Muldoon, Greg Furlong

August 2002 (Twin 30’s): Tim Gareau, Jeff Holbrook

August 2003 (Twin 30’s): Tim Snyder – Both

June 2004 (Twin 30’s): Tim Snyder, Gary Morton

August 2004 (Twin 30’s): Greg Furlong – Both

June 2005 (Twin 30’s): Greg Furlong – Both

August 2005 (Twin 30’s): Greg Furlong, Bob Goutermout

August 2008 (Twin 45’s): Tim Snyder, Craig Rayvals

August 2008 (Twin 30’s): Jerry Curran, Bobby Magner

August 2009 (Twin 30’s): Joe Gosek, Tim Snyder

July 2010 (Twin 45’s): Ray Graham, Jeff Holbrook

June 2013 (Twin 50’s): Pat Lavery, Kody Graham

June 2014 (Twin 35’s): Randy Ritskes, Michael Barnes

June 2015 (Twin 35’s): Otto Sitterly, Michael Muldoon/Sitterly - Dead Heat

June 2016 (Twin 35’s): Dave Danzer, Jeff Abold

June 2017 (Twin 35’s): Keith Shampine, Dave Shullick Jr.

All-Time Oswego ‘Twin’ Event Wins List:

Jim Shampine - 17

Steve Gioia Jr - 9

Bentley Warren - 9

Doug Heveron - 8

Pat Abold - 8

Eddie Bellinger Jr - 6

Doug Didero - 6

Greg Furlong - 6

Tim Snyder - 5

Fred Graves - 4

Kempton Dates - 4

Warren Coniam - 4

Joe Gosek - 4

Mike Ordway Sr - 4

Mike Muldoon Sr. - 4

Baldy Baker - 2

Gary Morton -2

Russ Wood - 2

Jeff Holbrook - 2

Otto Sitterly - 2*

Nolan Swift - 1

Bobby Stelter - 1

Gary Allbritain - 1

Ronnie Wallace - 1

Chuck Ciprich - 1

Brian Herb - 1

Mike McLaughlin - 1

Dean Hoag - 1

Dave McKnight - 1

Howard Page - 1

Tim Gareau - 1

Bob Goutermout - 1

Craig Ryavals - 1

Jerry Curran - 1

Bobby Magner - 1

Ray Graham - 1

Pat Lavery - 1

Kody Graham - 1

Randy Ritskes - 1

Michael Barnes - 1

Michael Muldoon - 1*

Dave Danzer - 1

Jeff Abold - 1

Keith Shampine - 1

Dave Shullick Jr. - 1

*Denotes Dead Heat Finish

All-Time Oswego Speedway Jim Shampine Memorial Champions:

1991 - Bentley Warren 1992 - Doug Didero 1993 - Pat Abold 1994 - Cliff Graves 1995 - Ed Bellinger Jr. 1996 - Doug Didero 1997 - Doug Didero 1998 - Ed Bellinger Jr. 1999 - Bob Goutermout 2000 - Greg Furlong 2001 - Mike Ordway 2002 - Mike Ordway 2003 - RAIN 2004 - Craig Rayvals 2005 - Greg Furlong 2006 - Otto Sitterly 2007 - Randy Ritskes 2008 - Greg Furlong 2009 - Otto Sitterly 2010 - Otto SItterly 2011 - Randy Ritskes 2012 - Otto Sitterly 2013 - Otto Sitterly 2014 - Otto Sitterly 2015 - Otto Sitterly 2016 - Dave Danzer 2017 - Keith Shampine

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Rain Soaked Top Five at Knoxville

Des Moines, IA (May 16, 2018) – Last Saturday morning, TKS Motorsports owners Troy and Tammy Renfro sat drinking their coffee and watching it rain, thinking that there was zero chance that racing was going to take place at the Knoxville Raceway… The night ended with the team rebounding well from a hard crash the previous week, as Austin McCarl wheeled the #2KS to a 4th-place finish in the A-main.

Troy and the TKS team were thrilled to have the opportunity to race on Saturday, as it had been a very long week. “When we surveyed the damage from the wreck a couple of Saturdays ago, there was absolutely nothing left,” said Troy. “We had to completely rebuild the car and everyone put in a lot of time to get us ready for Saturday night.”

It looked like the extra hours would be for not, as the majority of central Iowa was blanketed with rain Friday and Saturday. However, the Dunkins and all those involved with the Knoxville Raceway were able to pull off a small miracle and have the track and pit area ready to race. “I’m really not sure how they were able to pull it off,” said Austin. “If it were any other track, I don’t think that we would have been racing.”

The unsung heroes of Saturday night were the drivers that take the track every week without having their names read out. “You have to commend Knoxville, but specifically all of the push-truck drivers that were out there working their butts off,” said Troy. “It’s incredible what they were able to do, especially with the dirt sections of the pit area.”

All of the extra moisture in the track that was provided by Mother Nature led to a hammer-down, fast racetrack through the entirety of the night. A qualifying time of 15.004 would usually be atop the leaderboard, but on Saturday, left the Casey’s General Stores #2KS in eighth. “I need to qualify better,” said Austin. “With quite a bit of points being awarded for those at the top, we need to be a bit better early, but it was another night where the car felt better and better every time we hit the track.”

Austin was able to move up one position in his heat to take third, which left him starting on the inside of the fourth row in the A-main. Things got hectic fast when the green flag flew in the feature, with a multi-car accident down the frontstretch. “Austin did a great job of missing the wreck on the opening lap, which happened right in front of him,” said Troy. “From there, the race went pretty smooth, except for one close call right after the restart.”

When the race resumed, Austin banged wheels with Brooke Tatnell, but both drivers were able to race away. “Brooke got in over the cushion a bit, which allowed me to get a run, and we came back down the track we came together,” said Austin. “We both lifted and kept the cars straight, but that allowed Justin (Henderson) to get a run on the top to take away 4th.”

McCarl would settle in and gained a spot later in the race when AJ Moeller broke while running second, leaving the Renfro-owned #2KS with a 4th place finish. All things considered, it was a solid recovery for the team. “Austin did a great job,” said Troy. “Starting where we did on a track that was still super fast and narrow due to the rain, I’m really happy with a top five and being able to roll the car into the trailer in one piece.”

Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports #2KS will be back at the Knoxville Raceway this coming Saturday night, looking to make it back on the podium! Check out the new TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is thankful for the support from all of their loyal sponsors:

Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Midwest Basement Systems, Neumann Brothers Construction, AFA Wheels, AL Driveline, All Star Performance, AO Designs, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Billy Bell House Moving, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Fibreworks Composites, Gail Dielman, Hoosier, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Justice Brothers, KSE Racing Products, Liberty Ready Mix, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Parker Performance, PennGrade Motor Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Slade Shock Technology, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Top Flight Wings, Walker Filtration Systems, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Hafertepe Caps Off Three Race Lucas Oil ASCS Swing With Victory at I-30 Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 16, 2018) Getting back to form this past week, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. ended a three-race run with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com with his first National Tour triumph of the season at I-30 Speedway on Saturday night.
"That comes down to just clearing my head and focusing on driving," explained Hafertepe of the win.
"I was frustrated after Lakeside because nine times out of ten, we would have won the race starting where we did. We were good, but we didn't finish it. We didn't work on the car for the feature like we should have and Humboldt, we just struggled."

Sixth at Humboldt Speedway to start the three-race run, Sam rolled into Lakeside Speedway with plenty of speed. Putting the Hills Racing Team No. 15h on the front row, Sam slipped to a fifth-place finish.
"We left out of Humboldt and Lakeside, I just put my focus on driving the car and stopped worrying about everything else and that was the biggest thing for me, was the mental aspect of it. Just getting back to where I need to be in the car, so Saturday, my whole goal was to just drive the car."
Winning from the fifth starting spot ahead of Sammy Swindell and Tim Crawley, the win is Hafertepe's second overall triumph of the 2018 season.
"I went back to some notes and things that I was doing last year, and it paid off. We're still not where we need to be, but we're getting there. As soon as the race was done, I had notes on things we need to change and things to work on."
Rolling out of Little Rock tied for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com point's lead, Sam is taking the next few weeks to test and balance the car.
"No matter where we go, we're going to test and get laps. Where we go depends on the weather so this weekend, we may go to Knoxville or race with ASCS at Creek and Lawton. We have National Tour races coming up at both, but it all depends on which one looks like the best opportunity to race."
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 18; Wins -2 ; Top 5 - 7; Top 10 - 9; Top 15 -11; Top 20 -13;
Up Next:
Depends on the forecast
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Sprint Car Bandits ‘Air Performance 35 presented by BRODIX Inc.’ at Superbowl Speedway Sat. June 9th!

Mesquite, TX (05/16/18) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series is pleased to announce the Air Performance 35 presented by BRODIX Inc. at Superbowl Speedway near Greenville Texas on Saturday, June 9th.

This unique event will reward the winning driver a minimum of $2,000 to win, and possibly up to $2,800 to win. By the efforts of primary event sponsors Rodd Hanna’s Air Performance (Rockwall, TX) and BRODIX Inc. (Mena, AR), the feature race will be extended from 25 laps to 35.

At the time of writing, a minimum of $2,150 added cash will be paid out in bonus money on June 9th!

Rodd Hanna, owner of www.AirPerformanceDFW.com has a 20+ year friendship and business relationship with the Brotherton family, owners of www.BRODIX.com and between all of them they’ve been great supporters of sprint car racing throughout the years. They’ve also collaborated on R&D with Rodd’s sprint car, that has primarily been driven by Pete Butler.

Rodd and Pete picked up the Short Track Nationals championship at I-30 Speedway in 1996. Rodd’s car has been side-lined recently while Pete has been recovering from some racing, and non-racing related injuries. Rodd is unsure at the time of writing if his car will compete in this event…but we will keep you posted.

Here’s how the bonus money for the Air Performance 35 presented by BRODIX will work:

- After the completion of lap 25, there will be lap money paid out to the race leader in the amount of $50/lap for laps 26-28, and lap 30.
- Lap 29 will pay the feature race leader $200 from Air Performance (Rodd’s car number)
- Laps 31-34 will pay each lap leader $100/lap.
- Lap 35 will pay the final lap leader $200 (in addition to the $1,800/win) for a total of $2,000 to win.
- IN ADDITION, Rodd Hanna is sponsoring $250 in the AIR PERFORMANCE ‘KEEP IT COOL’ Bonus. The recipient(s) of that special prize money will go to the driver that is running in the last place on the lead lap for every lap 26-35 and will be paid in the amount of $25 per lap! (For example, let’s say that all 20 cars finish on the lead lap and you were in last the final 10 laps, you’ll receive $550 for 20th instead of $300.)

Translated, at this exact moment, if you lead laps 26 through 35 at the Air Performance 35 presented by BRODIX Inc., you’ll be taking home a cool $2,800 cash! We will post new lap sponsors or added awards as they become known.

The 35-lap feature pays down generously to $300 to start (see below for complete breakdown). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee.

If you would like to sponsor any of the laps, just email Darin at dssm93@msn.com with the lap(s) you would like to sponsor along with your contact/business information. Cash is due at the track by race day prior to the start of the event (give to Steve). Even if you're a driver or fan and you want to sponsor your car number's lap in the feature, that works too! Lap sponsors are $50 or $100/lap. It's your choice.

Sprint Car teams: you are highly encouraged to get involved by providing a lap award for the feature event…as it’s going all back to you, the racers – so let’s see how big, collectively, we can make it! And it doesn’t have to be for a leader, you can be creative.

For example, Steve Lang of the L&S Motorsports www.lang14.com sprint car is putting up $100 to the 14th place running car on lap 14 in the feature race. Again, sprint teams: please get involved! Let’s get this event really rocking!

There’s more?! Yes, the BRODIX BONUS: BRODIX Inc. will be giving the first 30 sprint teams that sign in at the SCB table on race night a BRODIX GIFT BAG…so make sure you’re in the pits and signed up in time to get one! What’s inside it?! You’ll just have to be one of the first 30 SCB teams signing in to find out!

Rodd Hanna's Air Performance opened in Rockwall, Texas in January 1993 with a goal to provide DFW residents with personalized, quality air conditioning and heating services - at a fair price. They have since served thousands of households, including many commercial accounts. They are also a proud sponsor of the Sprint Car Bandits series. Click www.AirPerformanceDFW.com to visit them online.

Paula and J.V. Brotherton started the business officially known as “BRODIX” in 1979. Along the way they had two sons, Jeff and Greg, and a daughter, Jennifer. Today Paula, Jeff, Greg, and Jennifer have evolved into the driving forces. BRODIX has enjoyed many successes over the years in every form of auto racing. Many, many records, championships and titles have been won with BRODIX products. With the blend of old and new ideas, the future looks bright. Continuous research and development is a way of life at BRODIX. Go to www.BRODIX.com for more details and product information.

Superbowl Speedway is located at 437 FM 1903 Greenville, TX and is quite easy to get to. Take the 'FM 1903' exit off of I-30 (exit 87, about 45 miles from downtown Dallas), then head east 3 miles and you will run into the track. The main entrance is first and is for race fans going to the stands. The second exit off of corner 4 is for the pit entrance.

On race day, the track phone number is (903) 883-2504 or click http://www.facebook.com/superbowlspeedway for the track Facebook page. The first green flag on Saturday June 9th is slated for 8pm. Superbowl Speedway divisions will round out the full night of racing.

35-lap SCB feature race base payback for Saturday, June 9th: $1,800 (includes $600 cash from BRODIX…plus $200 from Air Performance for leading lap 35, technically making it $2,000 to win), $1,000 (including $200 from Air Performance), $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee.

As a reminder, all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (maximum 360) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read/adhere to the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, BRODIX Inc., and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Mary Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the region, as thus far, 65 have competed with the series in the first five events of 2018. Series rules are posted at the link above and will be followed at each SCB event, so make sure your car is compliant before arriving at the track.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com or go to @SprintCarBandits on Facebook for the latest in series news - including the event flyer for Superbowl Speedway on June 9th.

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 05/15/18:

March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000)
March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000)
March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000)
April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR (Rained out, now July 14)
April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Rained out, now June 30)
April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings $2,000)
May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX (new track construction is still underway, and this event has been moved to Sept. 14)
May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Michelle Melton $1,200)
May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS ($2,000 to win)
May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS ($2,000 to win)
June 9 – Air Performance 35 presented by BRODIX Inc. Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX ($2,000+ to win)
June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX ($2,000 to win)
June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX ($2,000 to win)
June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX ($2,000 to win)
July 7 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Elite Non-Winged Sprints also on event card) ($2,000 to win)
July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR ($1,500 to win)
July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX
August 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX ($1,500 to win)
August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX ($2,000 to win)
August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX ($2,000 to win)
September 14 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX
September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX
September 29 – SCB Series Championship, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX ($2,000 to win)

Please make plans to join us at the Air Performance 35 presented by BRODIX Inc. Sprint Car Bandits series event at Superbowl Speedway on June 9th - it's going to be a great night of 360 C.I. winged Sprint Car racing atop the ¼ mile bullring!

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Get Busy this Weekend with Trips to Outlaw and Thunder Mountain!

SYRACUSE, NY – After a couple of weekends off, the 35th Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is ready to get busy! This weekend the stars and cars will be making the second appearance to the Outlaw Speedway followed by a return to the Thunder Mountain Speedway after a year off.

Both events will pay $2,000 to win and $300 to take the green. Outlaw will pay points for the overall Lucas Oil ESS title and the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour while Thunder Mountain will do the same as well as the first event of the E&V Energy I90/I81 Series.

Jason Barney is off to a fast start in his championship title defense with a win at Outlaw on April 21st and followed it up with a runner-up finish behind Paul Kinney at Fulton on the 27th. Kinney along with Matt Tanner, Coleman Gulick, Jonathan Preston, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath, Brett Wright and Matt Billings rounding out the top ten in points.

Other drivers also schedule to be in the field will be Paulie Colagiovanni, Mike Mahaney, Chad Miller, Dalton Herrick, Kelly Hebing, Parker Evans, Denny Peebles, Dave Axton, Alex Vigneault, Pete Richardson, Josh Flint, Jordan Thomas, Tim Schneider Jr and more. Making their debuts will be Dan Douville and Keith Prutzman.

E3 Spark Plugs will host the timed hot laps followed by the Car Mate Trailers Heats, the Cobra Coaches Dash and the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main. All that leads up to the 25 lap, $2,000 to win, $300 to start Mach 1 Chassis A-Mains. Parker Evans Racing Shocks have sponsored the dash at Thunder Mountain as well.

Coleman Gulick’s Nut Up and Out Ball’em Apparel is the night sponsor at Outlaw with Scorpion Security Products doing the same at Thunder Mountain.

The 35th Anniversary Season will now kick into high gear with two stops this weekend, Outlaw on Friday and Thunder Mountain on Saturday…It will be excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Outlaw Speedway:
Web: http://www.outlawspeedwayllc.com/

Twitter: @OutlawSpeedPR

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

Pit Gates – 3:30 PM, Hot Laps 6:00 PM, Racing 7:00 PM

For more Information on the Thunder Mountain Speedway:
Web: http://thundermtnspeedway.net/

Twitter: @thundermtnspeed

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

Pit Gates – 4:00 PM, Hot Laps 6:00 PM, Racing 7:00 PM

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

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

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Prestige Pool & Spa, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

One for the History Books: Dobmeier Captures Thrilling Win in First Race as Team Owner

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 15, 2018) – Mark Dobmeier has been a part of many season openers at River Cities Speedway, but none may be as memorable as this year’s. There were many emotions surrounding Dobmeier’s first race as a team owner. Relief that he had gotten to this point, excitement for the first race and, perhaps, nervousness with the race being his first laps in the new equipment.

“It was probably one of my proudest moments to pull a truck and trailer into River Cities Speedway on Friday,” said Dobmeier. “A month ago I never thought that would even be an option. I can’t thank my friends, family and fans enough for all their help to make this happen in such a short period of time.”

Once on track, it didn’t take Dobmeier long to find his groove.

“The car felt pretty good right away,” he said. “It’s a different chassis and motor than what I’m used to, but it’s still a Sprint Car. We threw a basic set up at it and got it rocking and rolling right away.”

After finishing third in the heat, Dobmeier and the crew went to work on the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13. “We made a few adjustments for the feature and definitely found some more speed,” said Dobmeier.

Dobmeier started fourth in the feature but quickly made his way up to second on the opening lap. The Grand Forks, N.D. driver followed Thomas Kennedy for the first four circuits until the race was halted for a red flag. On the ensuing restart, Dobmeier and Kennedy engaged in a spectacular battle for the lead.

“That was definitely one of the better races I’ve had at River Cities Speedway. It was just good, hard, clean racing,” said Dobmeier. The lead duo swapped the lead eight times in three laps before another caution slowed the field.

On the restart, Dobmeier finally got the better of Kennedy.

"Kennedy elected to take the top on the restart and I thought that was going to be the better lane, but there was just enough moisture on the bottom. The track around the top is a lot longer than it is around the bottom and where he was taking off actually gave me an advantage,” continued Dobmeier.

The driver of the Lustra Motorsports / Dahlstrom Motors machine took the lead on lap six and never looked back. Dobmeier cruised to his 131st career River Cities Speedway win by over four seconds.

This Friday, Dobmeier tentatively plans on running at River Cities Speedway with the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints.

Mark and the entire Team 13 Racing crew would like to thank all their sponsors for their support!

Buffalo Wilds Wings

Lunstra Motorsports

Dahlstrom Motors

K* Farms

Lean Packaging

Forx Radiator

2018 Stats:

Races: 1

Wins: 1

Top Fives: 1

Top Tens: 1

 

 

Masse Following ASCS Frontier Region For First Time in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - MAGRATH, Alberta, Canada (May 15, 2018) - Cody Masse is excited to announce his plans to follow the ASCS Frontier Region in 2018, a goal the 21-year-old has been building on the last several years.

"I'm really excited to have the opportunity to run full time with the ASCS Frontier Region," he said. "It's something I've wanted to do and something we've been working toward for the last few years. It's always been our goal.

"Unfortunately, the schedule the last couple of years got kind of split up with a lot of races in Wyoming and Idaho - places we weren't prepared to travel to. But now the schedule's come back around and there's really only two big weekends of travel for us to Rapid City, S.D. I think that given where our team is and our progress and where the series is now makes it the perfect time for us to make the move to try and run the full schedule this year."

Masse began racing sprint cars at the age of 14-years-old in 2011 near his home.

"We raced one year in the sportsman sprint car class and then the track closed," he said. "We sat out the following year because we weren't prepared to travel. In 2013 we began going to Great Falls (Mont.) and raced against the ASCS engines with our sportsman engine before we upgraded to an ASCS engine in 2015. That year we also raced in Belgrade and Billings and started to pick up some top 10s.

"We traveled more in 2016 and competed in 16 races last year with ASCS, NSA and special shows. Our highlight of the year was finishing fourth in a 410 race with our 360 engine in Saskatchewan. We also qualified for our first ASCS National Tour feature in Belgrade."

While Masse has no definite goals for 2018, there are some achievements he is striving toward.

"I'd like to make the show at the Grizzly Nationals again this year," he said. "I'd also like to finish at least in the top 10 in points in the Frontier Region, if not the top five. I'd like to become a consistent top-10 driver who can knock of a top five once in a while. I'm just looking for continued progress and showing more speed than we did last year."

Masse's season is scheduled to kick off this weekend with a two-day event at Electric City Speedway on Friday and Saturday. The event is co-sanctioned with the ASCS Frontier Region and NSA Series.

"I've raced every race there since 2013," he said. "It's a really fun, old-school track. It's 3/10-mile and unique in shape, which keeps you on your toes. It should draw a good car count. They always do a great job with the track prep and it's a great track to kick off the season."

As always in racing, there are many others who are integral for allowing Masse to accomplish his endeavor.

"I'm really thankful to my bosses, Jay Lachance and Allyssa Zoeteman, for allowing me the time off from work that I need to go racing," Masse said. "I really appreciate them. I also want to thank my crew - Ken Allen, Ann Allen, Ron Krausher, Murray Vickers and my father, George Masse. I really appreciate the hard work they put in over the winter to make this possible."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region and NSA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DaVinci Signs

DaVinci Signs, located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, designs, develops and manufactures in-house and maintains commercial signage in and around Southern Alberta. Their employees are committed to creating professional designs and producing a final product with quality materials. They understand and appreciate the many challenges their clients face regarding standing out among their competitors and as such, they stress quality aesthetics, materials and quick service at a value driven price.

By integrating new talent into the company, DaVinci Signs is able to stay on top of the current technologies in software and design techniques. Their employees understand the basics of the business from the design process to production which enables them to offer the most suitable product for our clients.

For more information, call 403-394-1277 or visit http://davincisigns.ca/info/.

"DaVinci Signs has been the title sponsor of our racing team for the past three seasons and we're excited to have them back again this year," Masse said. "They create great graphics for our car and are very accommodating to our needs and schedule."

Masse would also like to thank Canadian Tire Lethbridge South, RE/MAX - Gary Klassen, Dunlop Ford, DA Building Systems, Critical Hazard, Silver Automotive, Flaman Rentals, Royal Taxi, C.E.P. Automotive, Kustom Auto Body, AMSOIL, Kawneer Lethbridge and Kirk's Tirecraft for their continued support.

 

 

Hix Records Another USAC West Coast 360 Series Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Resuming action with the USAC West Coast 360 Series on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Steve Hix would record another Top-10 with the series as he came away with a seventh place finish.

“It was a slick surface on Saturday night, but we were able to move around a little and score another nice finish with the USAC West Coast 360 Series,” Steve Hix said. “I have some great help and some great partners that make this all possible and I appreciate all they do.”

Hix would kick his night off by timing the No Limit Powder Coating/Delano Roofing/Kitty Land Resort backed No. 57 machine in sixth quickest in qualifying time trials.

As the track continued to go slick in a hurry, Hix would race his way to a fourth place finish in his heat race which placed him in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event.

With the track extremely slick for the feature event, passing would prove to be tricky at times as drivers jockeyed around searching for grip. Hix would turn in smooth consistent laps as he kept his machine well inside the Top-10 on this night.

Racing with Koen Shaw and Ryan Timmons during the course of the feature event, he would take the checkered flag with a seventh place finish as he now looks forward to this weekend’s Peter Murphy Classic.

“It was a tricky surface, but it sure beats what we dealt with a couple weeks back,” Hix noted. “It was a decent night and we will look to see what we can do this week in Tulare.”

Steve Hix would like to thank No Limit Powder Coating, Delano Roofing, Kitty Land Resort, FK Rod Ends, Quality Inn, and Shady Rays for their continued support.

ON TAP: Hix will be back in action this Friday and Saturday in Tulare, CA>

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Blake Carrick Seventh at Macon with POWRi Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action with Keith Kunz Motorsports over the weekend for two more Lucas Oil POWRi Series events, Blake Carrick would continue to run well as he highlighted his weekend with a seventh place finish on Saturday night in Macon, IL.

“It was a good weekend, and I had a lot of run,” Blake Carrick said. “It’s been fun improving each and every time I hit the track.”

Jacksonville Speedway was first on the docket for the weekend and the youngster from Lincoln, CA would line up in the fourth row of his heat race aboard the Walker Performance/TRD powered Spike.

Picking up a couple of valuable passing points, Carrick would finish fifth in his heat race and would transfer directly to the feature event where he would grid the field from the 16th starting position.

On a track that was tough to make up ground on, Carrick would find himself working his way forward as he crept towards the Top-10. Running a very patient race and taking things as they came to him, Carrick would close his Friday night out with an 11th place finish.

Friday night also saw Carrick aboard a Micro. Finishing third in his heat race, Carrick would move into the feature event where he would line up in the seventh starting position.

Having the advantage of also competing in a midget on this night, Carrick was able to take some of what he had learned and use it in the Micro feature as he worked his way up to third. Late in the race, Carrick would have some bad luck as mechanical issues would end his night just two laps short of the checkered flag.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Macon, IL and Carrick would again do double duty in a Midget and a Micro.

Lining up in the third row of his Midget heat, Carrick would get a couple of positions on a tacky track as he finished third and again qualified for the feature directly out of his heat race.

Taking the green flag from the 12th starting spot in the ‘A’, Carrick would jump up top and rip off some good laps as he would find himself battling with older brother, Tanner during the duration of the race.

Able to win the battle, Carrick would take the checkered flag with a seventh place finish on this night.

In Micro action, Carrick would start and finish fifth in his heat race before winning the semi. In the feature he would line up in the 18th starting position and gain a few spots as he ended up finishing 15th.

“I really can’t thank the crew and my teammates enough for all of their help,” Carrick added. “I hope I can continue to improve mentally and physically each and every week and keep improving our finishes.”

Blake Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank Walker Performance Filtration, TRD, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

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

 

 

Price Learns While Visiting Three Tracks in Four Days Throughout Midwest

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 15, 2018) - Robbie Price had a learning week with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com, which raced at three tracks in two states during a four-day period.

The action got underway last Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., where Price was caught up in a crash during his heat race. That lined the BDS Motorsports driver up on the outside of the 10th row for the A Main.

"I got together with someone in the heat and didn't finish so that put me back pretty far," he said after ending 19th. "The track rubbered up pretty quick so we didn't have much opportunity to move forward. It could have been better, but it was a learning experience for sure."

Price ventured to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday. He advanced a position to finish fifth in a heat race before a sixth-place result in the B Main lined him up on the outside of the 11th row for the main event.

"It was a struggle to be honest," he said. "I ran okay in the heat race. I felt good and was comfortable, but there wasn't a whole lot of passing going on. That put me in the B Main. I tried running the bottom too long. By the time I got to the top I was too far behind."

Price was involved in an early incident in the main event, which ended his night with a 22nd-place result.

The week wrapped up on Saturday at I-30 Speedway, where Price maneuvered from sixth to third place during a heat race. That earned enough points to make the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 1 to start the main event on the pole.

"It was the most comfortable I've felt all year," he said. "The heat race went really well and then I drew the pole position. I dropped to second on the opening lap and was running there on Lap 2 when someone drove over the top of me in turns three and four."

The crash damaged enough to keep Price from restarting the race and he was credited with a 22nd-place run for the second straight race.

Price will venture to a pair of new tracks this weekend as he invades Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minn., on Friday during the 16 th annual Billy Anderson Memorial and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on Saturday with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 9 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: DNF (4); Feature: 19 (20).

May 10 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 6 (2); Feature: 22 (22).

May 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 22 (1).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minn., for the 16th annual Billy Anderson Memorial and Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wildlight Motorsports Photography

Wildlight Motorsports Photography takes images throughout events in Western Canada and on the West Coast. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Wildlight-Motorsport-Photography-260251824183578/ .

"Don is a really good guy who takes great photos," Price said. "I really appreciate his help throughout the last few years. He's turned into a good friend."

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

 

 

Carrick Comes Home With A Pair of POWRi Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: In action on a pair of occasions over the weekend with his Keith Kunz Motorsports team, Tanner Carrick would pick up a pair of ninth place finishes in Illinois.

“It was a decent weekend,” Tanner Carrick said. “Friday night we had to run the semi to get in the show, and Saturday we were able to transfer directly out of our heat. The tracks were both tough to make up ground on so it was good to get a couple of Top-10’s.”

Carrick’s weekend opened up on Friday night in Jacksonville, IL where he would line the CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis No. 71K up in the second row of his heat race. Finishing fourth in the heat, the Lincoln, CA driver would not earn enough points for the feature and would be forced into the semi.

Lining up on the front row of the ‘B’, Carrick would handle his business as he would jump out to the early lead and never look back as he would earn the win and make his way into the feature event.

Mired deep in the field after coming out of the ‘B’, the 2017 USAC National Midget Series Rookie of the Year would find himself 17th on the starting grid. With the track tough to make moves on, Carrick would do a great job of creating opportunity as he battled hard towards the Top-10.

In the final laps, Carrick would pick up a couple of positions as he worked his way up to a ninth place finish.

Regrouping overnight, Carrick and company returned to action on Saturday night in Macon, IL for more Lucas Oil POWRi Midget Series action.

Having a better draw on this night, Carrick would line up on the front row of his heat race where he would take advantage of the prime starting position and race his way to the heat race win and move directly into the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 11th starting position, the Illinois dirt would again prove to be tricky has passing would be a feat as well on this night. Battling around the Top-10 all race long, Carrick would take the checkered flag in the ninth position for the second consecutive night.

“My Keith Kunz Motorsports guys always work hard to give me a great car,” Carrick said. “It wasn’t the best weekend for me, but we rallied, we raced hard and we were able to move forward and finish with two Top-10’s. A big thanks to all these guys.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Carrick will be back in action with the Lucas Oil POWRi Series this weekend as they return to the state of IL on Friday and Saturday night with stops in Belleville, IL and Marion, IL on the docket.

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

 

 

Blurton Captures First Victory of Season at Phillips County Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - HOLYOKE, Colo. (May 15, 2018) - Zach Blurton turned in a dominating performance last Saturday at Phillips County Raceway, where he led from start to finish to net his first win of 2018.

"They called for rain throughout the day and it misted on us a couple of times," he said. "Right after we got done racing and were on our way home it rained so we were lucky to get that race in. We had a great car and our motor was on point. It's great to get that first win with the Colorado Sprint Series."

A brief altercation in the heat race resulted in a second-place finish for Blurton, who started on the pole. However, it didn't matter as he drew the pole position for the A Main.

"The guy on the outside of the front row of the heat got a jump and I let him go because my motor takes off so well," he said. "Coming down the frontstretch I had caught him and he banged wheels with me and shoved me down in the mud. There was no use tearing the car up in the heat so we settled for second.

"In the feature I got a good start and just cruised from there."

Blurton had planned to compete at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., this weekend, but due to the weather forecast the team will travel to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for a weekly 305ci sprint car show.

"We will use it as a tune-up for the United Rebel Sprint Series opener coming up in a couple of weeks," he said. "I'm still waiting on my new Pro Shocks and should have them in a week or so. I'm excited to see what we can do with newer technology. We will also have new shirts for the fans in the next week."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheat State Roofing

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"Kyler (Harms, who is the Wheat State Roofing owner) came on board as a new sponsor a couple of years ago and he has become a really good friend," Blurton said. "He's a blast to be around and I'm really happy to have him as part of the team."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., King Racing Products, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Brian Younker Farms, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines, Bad Habit Sports Bar & Grill and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Austin Liggett 4th at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing his quest for the 2018 USAC West Coast 360 Series Championship, Austin Liggett returned to action on Saturday night in Hanford, CA where he came away with him fifth Top-Five of the season as he finished fourth.

“We had a really good car on the bottom, but we had nothing for (race winner) Richard Vander Weerd,” Liggett said. “He was really good. Late in the race a tire ended up out on the track and it forced me to move up top where I wasn’t very good and we lost a couple of positions, but all in all a Top-Five is a good night.”

Timing the Excel Environmental Services/Lucas Oil/Hurst Fabrications entry in third quickest in qualifying time trials, Liggett would surge to the heat race win.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event, the slick surface on this night would create a nice two groove race track. Going to work on the low side of the speedway, the Tracy, CA pilot would make some swift moves to overtake the second position.

In second, Liggett would find himself chasing after race leader, Richard Vander Weerd who was earning his money on the Keller Auto Speedway cushion. Able to get alongside Vander Weerd on a couple of occasions, Vander Weerd’s momentum would keep him out front at Liggett continued the attack.

As the laps drew on, Ligget’s line would get interrupted by a stray infield barrier that had work its way on the part of the track. With the green lights staying on, Liggett would then be forced to venture to the top of the speedway where he would struggle al ittle.

Letting Jace Vander Weerd and Tristan Guardino by late, Liggett would close his Saturday night out with a fourth place finish.

“It felt good to be back racing, after a week off and now we will look forward to getting back to Tulare, CA this weekend and try to duplicate our success from the last few times we have been there,” Liggett said. “Big thanks to everyone that helped out on Saturday.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Lucas Oil, Hurst Fabrications, Infinity Shocks, 4 Alarm Promotions, Epic Fire Apparel, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Liggett will return to action on Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA with the USAC West Coast 360 Series.

 

 

Lucas Ashe Runs Well in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Friday night in Chico, CA, Lucas Ashe would have a very strong showing that would come to an end a little early after a mistake while running inside the Top-10 brought his night to an end.

“I thought Friday went well,” Lucas Ashe said. “Harley and Brandon gave me a great car and helped me with some things I struggled with last week making my own calls. I am happy with the feel of everything and am looking forward to our next one.”

Timing the Jester Auto Museum and Event Center/SALCO, Inc./Lucas Oil backed No. 33 machine in 10th quickest, Ashe would find himself in an entertaining battle with Tanner Thorson in heat race competition.

Getting the upper hand, Ashe would pick up the win and make himself eligible for the redraw where the three-pill put him in the second row to start the 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Ashe would do a great job of holding his own against some veteran aces as he made moves inside the Top-5. Slipping back to sixth and seventh near the race’s halfway point, Ashe continued to run well on the quarter mile speedway.

A late restart would see Ashe lose a couple of positions, as he would fall back to 10th. Working on the high side of the speedway, Ashe would hang his right rear over the cushion and he would get completely off the racing surface and get into foam on the 19th lap and it would bring his night to an end.

“I really felt good in the feature and we were really competitive,” Ashe added. “Unfortunately I got up over the racing surface and into the foam and it ended our night. I really have to thank Harley, Brandon, and my dad for all of their hard work.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, Triple X Race Co., DMI Components, VSR, Factory QRC, Shaver Racing Engines, Rod End Supply, Fat Cat Propane, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 10, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: Ashe is slated to be in action on Friday night in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook. You can also keep up with Lucas by clicking over to www.lucasasheracing.com.

 

 

Shane Call Eager to Make Sprint Car Debut for CH Motorsports This Friday

Inside Line Promotions - LYONS, Ohio (May 15, 2018) - Shane Call is looking forward to making his 305ci winged sprint car debut for CH Motorsports this Friday at Attica Raceway Park.

The bullring in Attica, Ohio, hosts the first competition in any type of racing for the 18-year-old son of Aaron Call, who is the co-owner of CH Motorsports with Janet Holbrook.

"This is something I've looked forward to for a long time and I'm glad that day is finally going to be here," said Shane Call, whose first laps on a race track came approximately a week ago during a special practice session at nearby Oakshade Raceway under the tutelage of his father, who is a former sprint car driver.

"The practice went pretty good. We got a lot of things figured out and I got pretty comfortable with the car."

Shane has been a crew member for the CH Motorsports 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car driven by Rob Chaney and Holbrook felt he deserved an opportunity to drive thanks in part to the strong effort he provides to the team.

"Janet is really the heart and soul behind this deal," Aaron Call said. "Janet and Shane had been talking about this last year and she thought he deserved a chance because he had been working hard on our 410 car.

"She asked me how I felt about giving Shane a shot at driving and I said I didn't have a problem with it as long as his mother is good with it, which she was. Janet has done this for many others throughout her life. She loves the sport and the people in it. It's unbelievable how many people she's helped."

The team will primarily race weekly at Attica Raceway Park for now.

"We'd like to race every week at Attica, although we'll miss the Friday after this one since Shane is graduating from high school that weekend," Aaron Call said. "Janet thought Attica would be the best place for him to learn. There's a lot of room to race there. We don't want to put him into an over-challenging situation right away. I think it's a friendly track to someone who is just starting out. If things progress well, we might consider other tracks.

"We were fortunate to get a number of local businesses on board with us. A lot of them helped me out when I started racing years ago. They're excited about a family member racing."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Janet Holbrook

Janet Holbrook is co-owner of CH Motorsports and has been a car owner in sprint car racing for approximately 30 years. She has fielded teams for many of the top drivers in the country and has owned a Knoxville Nationals winning sprint car.

"I'm extremely grateful for Janet's support," Shane Call said. "There is no way this could happen without her."

Call would also like to thank Iffland Farms, Ehrsam Excavating, Machacek Concrete, Jerry's Auto Repair, Deshler Lanes, Engler Machine, Gressman Powersports, All Pro, J&J Auto Racing, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, Wings Unlimited, Fisher Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Slade Shock Technology, Astro Titanium, Simpson Race Products and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Ohio Sprint Car Series Heading to Wayne County Speedway Saturday for Second Event

Inside Line Promotions - CLYDE, Ohio (May 15, 2018) - The revived Ohio Sprint Car Series will head to the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio, this Saturday for the second event of the 2018 season.

The OSCS was set to die off before Steven Pocock purchased the series during the offseason. He is attempting to rebuild it in 2018. The season opener was held at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 21 with Fairmont, Ind., resident Brandon Wimmer holding off National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver and former OSCS champion Danny Smith for the win.

"It was a good first race and I received a lot of positive feedback," Pocock said. "A lot of teams were grateful we are working to resurrect the series. We are looking forward to going to Wayne County. It's such a historical track and Jason and Kristin Flory have done a wonderful job of making improvements every year. They have a good group of weekly sprint teams so I'm expecting around 25 cars Saturday."

Pocock indicated there will be several bonuses available for teams at Wayne County Speedway. The teams of Frankie Nervo and Bryan Nuckles were drawn at random for three free pit passes. Also, the fast qualifier will get a $50 gift card to any Speedway Gas Station and the A Main hard charger - the driver who finishes ahead of his or her original starting position by the most spots - will receive $50 cash. Also, all heat race winners will get a $50 gift certificate to Rod End Supply.

"In order to be eligible for the bonuses the car must have an OSCS decal," Pocock said.

Pocock has also secured a Hoosier Tire deal for OSCS members, saving them between $10 and $13 per tire. He noted teams must have the OSCS decal on the car, complete the free registration on the series website ( http://www.OSCSRacing.com) and compete in at least 80 percent of the OSCS races to receive the tire discount.

"We will continue to work with parts suppliers and other businesses to secure deals for our members," he said. "I'm just asking for the teams to continue to support what we are trying to build and work with us. We are laying the foundation for a great 2019 Ohio Sprint Car Series season."

Saturday's event at Wayne County Speedway will pay the A Main feature winner $2,500. Gates will open at 3 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing getting underway at 7 p.m.

General admission tickets are $15 and pit passes are $30.

With his season-opening win, Wimmer leads the OSCS points over Bryan Nuckles, Smith, Nate Reeser, Chris Ferrall, Jimmy Stinson, Mark Imler, Josh Davis, Cruea and Bradley Ashford, respectively.

Danny Mumaw leads the Wayne County Speedway championship standings points over Trey Jacobs, Ryan Broughton, former track champion Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Ryan, Tyler Dunn, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, Reeser and Russ Sansosti, respectively.

Pocock noted the upcoming OSCS race at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will offer tow money for the top three in series points - $250 for the driver leading the points, $150 for the driver in second and $100 for the driver third in points. The driver fourth in points will receive a free "H" series right rear Hoosier tire and the driver fifth in points will get a "D" series Hoosier tire.

"The tow money and tire deal are contingent on running the OSCS sticker and it goes to the top five drivers in points following our event at Wayne County Speedway," he said.

2018 OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES FEATURE WINNERS -

Brandon Wimmer - 1 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 21)

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.oscsracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OhioSprintCar

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

OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES -

The Ohio Sprint Car Series began in 2016, visiting dirt ovals and showcasing 410ci winged sprint cars throughout Ohio. Those interested in developing a marketing partnership with the Ohio Sprint Car Series should contact Steven Pocock at 419-765-0088 or via email at webxdesign14@gmail.com.

MARKETING PARTNERS -

The Ohio Sprint Car Series would like to thank Pyrotect Racing Safety equipment (http://pyrotectstore.com ); Saldana Racing Products ( http://www.saldanaracingproducts.com ); Rod End Supply ( http://rodendsupply.com); Sandusky Speedway Graphics ( https://www.facebook.com/SanduskySpeedwayGraphics ); Rugged Radios ( https://www.ruggedradios.com); and Web X Design ( https://www.facebook.com/webxdesign.pocock )

 

 

Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Make Gains During Eldora Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 15, 2018) - Progress was made last weekend for Kevin Swindell Racing and driver Spencer Bayston, who tackled a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Eldora Speedway.

The Swindell Speed Lab backed team kicked off the action on Friday by qualifying fifth quickest around the half-mile oval. Bayston then finished fourth in a heat race to lock into the 13th starting position for the A Main.

"Our qualifying has been good," Swindell said. "Essentially, we've been there twice in the past and were in the B Main. Just getting in the race was good for us. The only time I've run a feature there it was with my dad and that was different overall.

"We just missed it with the setup in the main event. We were good until we filled it with fuel. Spencer got it going better at the end, but by that time we were too far behind."

Bayston finished the race 20th, but gained confidence on the tricky track.

"It's much more difficult than any other track we run," he said. "Everyone has good stuff and good setups. To compete with them you have to have your stuff on kill and the driver has to make good moves. If you make one hiccup you'll get eaten alive. Learning how to handle restarts and how to handle cars around you without making mistakes is crucial."

Bayston and the team made even more gains on Saturday, qualifying 16 th quickest overall and placing fourth in a heat race. That started him on the outside of the eighth row for the A Main.

"We missed by just a hair in qualifying trying to figure out how to get better," Swindell said. "The heat race was pretty good and probably halfway through the main event Spencer was comfortable at Eldora with running the wall and everything you need. That was what we were trying to get out of this weekend. The main goal was to try to do that and get our balance better."

Bayston was running in the top 15 for most of the race before a slight collision with the wall resulted in a DNF.

"Going into the weekend we didn't have a whole lot of expectations because we haven't ran it a whole lot," he said. "By the end of the weekend the results didn't show how I felt and how the team felt the weekend went. After that second night I was ready to restart the weekend because I got comfortable and confident. I could relay better information to Kevin and the car got better throughout the weekend.

"We have a little bit of a base to go off and I know what to expect going back there. I'd say confidence isn't at an all-time high, but I have more confidence going back there now."

The weekend wrapped up with a World of Outlaws event at Tri-State Speedway on Sunday. Unfortunately, a crash during qualifying ended the night early for Swindell and Bayston.

The team will likely take this weekend off before returning to action with a busy Memorial Day Weekend, featuring races on May 25 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; May 26 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; and May 27 at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and May 28 at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 20 (13).

May 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 22 (16).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 25 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; May 26 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; and May 27 at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and May 28 at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - High Performance Lubricants

High Performance Lubricants chooses the best base oils combined with the highest quality additives. The end result is a significant improvement in oil life and wear reductions compared to others. For more information, visit http://www.HPLubricants.com .

"They manufacture oil, rear end grease, glass cleaner, everything you can think of," Swindell said. "It's a one-stop business for all your chemical needs. That's what we baby oil the car at the track with. That's what we wash the car with. We have it in our engine and our rear end. We're able to go more nights on engine oil. High Performance Lubricants produces great products."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, DKW Transport, Rossie Feed & Grain, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, Premier Truck Group, High Performance Lubricants, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Scores Top-Five Finish During ASCS National Tour Race at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 15, 2018) - Despite little track time this season, Marshall Skinner earned an impressive top-five finish among a stout 38-car field with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com last Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

"I guess it's not too shabby for a part-time racer in his second race of the year," he said. "Like I told someone, if I could actually concentrate on driving a race car and working on it and arriving at the track being prepared, I might actually do pretty well."

A second-place finish following a fourth-place starting position in his heat race placed Skinner fifth in points following the heat races. That garnered a spot into the feature redraw.

"I was able to take third after the second turn of the first lap and then move into second a few laps later," he said. "We ran the fourth heat and after the fifth heat I was surprised when my wife, Kristy, told me I made the redraw."

Skinner drew the No. 6 for the A Main, placing him on the outside of the third row for the 30-lap main event. His lack of track time this season may have kept him from a higher finish as he chose a conservative setup, which proved to be a bit slower.

"I was timid about tightening my car up for the race because I haven't raced a lot this year," he said. "A couple of cars got by me early because my car was too free and I was just hanging on, holding my own. I eventually got to fourth at one time, but Sammy (Swindell) and (Tim) Crawley had their cars way better than I had mine."

Skinner placed fifth to give him a top five during each of his two starts this season.

The next racing action for Skinner will be this Saturday during the Hooker Hood Classic at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"I usually do pretty decent at Riverside, but I just haven't fared too well at the Hooker Hood race," he said. "I finished second there in 2014, but I haven't finished many of them before or after that. But I'm feeling pretty good about it this year with the way things have gone for us so far."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature 5 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

"I've been running J&J's for about 13 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 business with."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Tackling Peter Murphy Classic in Two Different Rides

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (May 15, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi is climbing aboard a famed Roth Motorsports No. 83 sprint car this Friday during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour event at the bullring in Tulare, Calif., will mark Scelzi's first time ever competing with Roth Motorsports, which has supported his family team for many years.

"I'm beyond excited," he said. "It's a childhood dream. I grew up in the Central Valley. It's one of the most famous cars. I got my first laps ever in it in 2011 when we rented the track and I did some testing for them a couple of years ago when Kyle (Hirst) was in Australia. I'm so thankful for the opportunity. I can't thank Dennis and Teresa Roth and Todd Ventura enough."

Scelzi will return to his family owned No. 41 on Saturday for the event finale with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

"We have a ridiculous amount of speed," he said. "Since the Outlaws have left the West Coast we've only had one finish outside the top 10 and only two outside the top five. We have a lot of confidence."

Scelzi earned a fourth-place finish during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show at Thunderbowl Raceway earlier this season. It gives him at least one top-five result at the track during five of the last six seasons.

"We were high point guy at Trophy Cup last season and coming off a top five with the Outlaws in March I have nothing but high expectations for this weekend," he said.

Scelzi is off to a career-best start during the first few months of the season with two wins, eight top fives and 10 top 10s in 14 races.

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carlucci Transport

Carlucci Transport is a premier leader in the transportation industry. With 200 tractors and more than 1,000 trailers, Carlucci Transport is able to provide endless transportation services with a specialization in agriculture and freight transportation. For more information, visit http://www.CarlucciTransport.com .

"I really would like to thank everyone at Carlucci Transport, especially Nick and his wife for all of the support," Scelzi said. "They have developed into great friends as well as partners."

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

 

 

Hagar Leads First Half of ASCS National Tour Race at I-30 Despite Part Failure

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 15, 2018) - Derek Hagar was on pace to capture his first win of the season last Saturday at I-30 Speedway before a part failure hampered him during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event.

Hagar won his heat race from the pole position to start the night.

"We started out pretty fast," he said. "We were quick in hot laps and the heat race. We were confident about the car. I didn't get many passing points in the heat since I started on the pole, but it was enough to make the feature redraw and I was lucky enough to draw the No. 2."

That was the extent of luck for Hagar, who started the 30-lap A Main on the outside of the front row.

"We took the lead on the start," he said. "After the red on the second lap I could tell something was wrong with the front end of the car. If I turned right I didn't feel a lot. It didn't feel like I had the steering wheel on. It kept getting worse and worse. Around Lap 15 it really started affecting the handle of the car. Come to find after the races the left front torsion stop broke in two. It made the car very ill handling. I had to enter the corners off the gas and straighter. It killed the momentum and the drive."

Hagar led the first 15 laps of the race before fading to a fourth-place finish, which was his 18th top five at the track since 2011.

"We had the winning car," he said. "I just had some stupid luck. We were able to salvage a fourth-place finish, but it was disappointing. It's one of those things we've never broke. I guess we'll have to start checking those closer."

Hagar will do double duty this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where he will drive his 360ci winged sprint car and will pilot a 305ci winged sprint car for Ricky Mendoza.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

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

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

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

 

 

Sides Taking on Pennsylvania Posse This Week as World of Outlaws Invade Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 15, 2018) - Jason Sides is Pennsylvania bound for a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races if Mother Nature allows.

Sides and the Outlaws will venture to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Wednesday for the Gettysburg Clash before invading Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg for the Morgan Cup. Sides claimed the prestigious Morgan Cup in 2011 and he's placed 10th during the famed National Open each of the last two years at Williams Grove Speedway.

"You know it's going to be a tough week of racing when you head to Central Pennsylvania," he said. "We've had some good runs and the key is getting qualified well, which is essentially the key everywhere. Everyone is so even and tough to pass these days you need to set yourself up for success by starting toward the front."

Sides is coming off a roller coaster weekend, which began last Friday when he hurt an engine during qualifying at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. He scratched from the remainder of the program.

A fresh engine was what was needed for Saturday when Sides qualified sixth quickest overall before he finished second in a heat race to advance into the dash.

"After the way Friday went we needed to have a solid night on Saturday," he said. "We got timed in well and did what we needed in the heat to make the dash."

Unfortunately, Sides drew the second-highest number during the dash draw to start on the inside of the last row. He finished eighth to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"The bottom was good and the top was good," he said. "It was a pretty racy track. We held our own on the bottom for most of the race."

A late-race restart cost Sides a couple of positions and he was narrowly edge at the line for a top-10 finish.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway, where Sides timed in 16th quickest in his group during qualifying. He ended ninth in a heat race before advancing from 11th to seventh in the Last Chance Showdown, which was only three positions shy of transferring into the main event.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 11 (8).

May 13 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 9 (8); B Main: 7 (11).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

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

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

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

 

 

Starks Welcoming World of Outlaws to Central Pennsylvania for Busy Week

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 15, 2018) - Trey Starks will attempt to defend his home away from home turf this week when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Central Pennsylvania.

The Washington native turned Pennsylvania transplant is slated to compete this Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown during the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg during the Morgan Cup.

"It's always exciting when you race with the World of Outlaws, especially in Central Pennsylvania," he said. "There will be a ton of great competitors each night so if you're able to put together a successful night it really means something."

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver was racing for a top 10 when he was involved in a race-ending crash during his lone start at Lincoln Speedway this season. Starks scored a fifth-place result to highlight his three visits to Williams Grove Speedway this year.

"We've had great runs at both tracks," he said. "I know qualifying will be very important and I feel like we've been able to qualify well at Lincoln and Williams Grove in the past. If we can do that this week we'll be in good shape."

The team raced with the World of Outlaws last weekend at Eldora Speedway, where Starks qualified 27th quickest, ended seventh in a heat race and finished 10th in the Last Chance Showdown on Friday. He timed in 10th quickest overall on Saturday before placing seventh in a heat race and fifth in the Last Chance Showdown to end one position shy of transferring into the A Main.

"It was a disappointing weekend," he said. "The results certainly weren't what we expected so it will be good to get back to a couple of our home tracks this week to get back on track."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 10 (7).

May 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 7 (3); B Main: 5 (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for 60 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"Champion Brands is a great company that is synonymous with racing," Starks said. "We use Champion oil and other Champion products and we are proud to be supported by such an esteemed company."

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

 

 

Daniel Earns First-Career Top-Five Finish After Late Charge at Lake Ozark

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (May 15, 2018) - Mason Daniel continues to progress each week during his rookie season behind the wheel of a 360ci winged sprint car.

Daniel, who netted his first career top-10 result two weeks ago during his sixth career sprint car start, took another leap forward last Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway, where he captured his first-ever top-five finish.

"We've been making progress, but the whole team has high expectations," he said. "A top five was good. Now we're trying to break into the top three and then get a win soon."

Daniel opened the night by advancing from fifth to fourth place during a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the A Main.

"For about the first 16 laps I wasn't running the fastest line," he said. "Then we moved to the bottom and were fast. I moved my wing down and then we had a yellow come out. I restarted ninth. Right after that I drove up to fifth and challenged for fourth place the last couple of laps."

The fifth-place finish gives Daniel a 51-point lead in the Lake Ozark Speedway championship standings.

He kicked off last week's action on Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., where Daniel placed sixth in a heat race before he advanced from 17th to 14th during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com main event.

"I couldn't really figure that small track out," he said. "The track was a bit small for sprint cars. We got around two cars before the rubber came in. Then it was follow the leader."

Daniel ventured to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., the ensuing night for another ASCS National Tour show.

"We were fourth in hot laps and won our heat from third," he said. "We had a great start to the night."

Daniel's first career ASCS National Tour heat race win locked him into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the A Main on the outside of the fourth row.

"On the start I wasn't aggressive enough and I went backwards," he said. "The last six laps rubber kicked in and I caught the guys in front of me. I caught Logan Seavey and Johnny Herrera running the top. Logan cut down in front of me and that was the first time I've been at a half mile where air has a huge effect. I fell back a few car lengths and couldn't really challenge them at the end."

Daniel finished 12th, which was his career-best result with the ASCS National Tour.

He is slated to return to action this Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 9 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 14 (17).

May 10 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 12 (8).

May 12 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fresno Truck Center

Fresno Truck Center is a truck dealership based in Fresno, Calif.

"They are a freightliner dealership that supply Young's Commercial Transfer with trucks," Daniel said. "They've always been interested in my racing and came on board this year to support us with the sprint car."

Daniel would also like to thank Young's Racing, Dillon Risk Management, Valley Pacific, Bell Helmets and Schoenfeld Headers for their continued support.

 

 

Blurton Captures First Victory of Season at Phillips County Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - HOLYOKE, Colo. (May 15, 2018) - Zach Blurton turned in a dominating performance last Saturday at Phillips County Raceway, where he led from start to finish to net his first win of 2018.

"They called for rain throughout the day and it misted on us a couple of times," he said. "Right after we got done racing and were on our way home it rained so we were lucky to get that race in. We had a great car and our motor was on point. It's great to get that first win with the Colorado Sprint Series."

A brief altercation in the heat race resulted in a second-place finish for Blurton, who started on the pole. However, it didn't matter as he drew the pole position for the A Main.

"The guy on the outside of the front row of the heat got a jump and I let him go because my motor takes off so well," he said. "Coming down the frontstretch I had caught him and he banged wheels with me and shoved me down in the mud. There was no use tearing the car up in the heat so we settled for second.

"In the feature I got a good start and just cruised from there."

Blurton had planned to compete at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., this weekend, but due to the weather forecast the team will travel to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for a weekly 305ci sprint car show.

"We will use it as a tune-up for the United Rebel Sprint Series opener coming up in a couple of weeks," he said. "I'm still waiting on my new Pro Shocks and should have them in a week or so. I'm excited to see what we can do with newer technology. We will also have new shirts for the fans in the next week."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheat State Roofing

Wheat State Roofing, which is located in Hutchinson, Kan., is a locally owned and operated contracting company that handles roofing, siding, windows and gutters. With their licensed and nationally certified team, not only is Wheat State Roofing trusted by thousands of your friends, family and neighbors, the company is professionally recommended by insurance companies. Wheat State Roofing will personally work with your insurance company on any roofing issue. For more information, visit http://www.WheatStateRoofing.com .

"Kyler (Harms, who is the Wheat State Roofing owner) came on board as a new sponsor a couple of years ago and he has become a really good friend," Blurton said. "He's a blast to be around and I'm really happy to have him as part of the team."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., King Racing Products, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Brian Younker Farms, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines, Bad Habit Sports Bar & Grill and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Taking Weekend Off for Long Drive Home Following a Challenging Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 15, 2018) - Alex Hill will take this weekend off from racing as she is busy moving from Los Angeles back to her home in Canada following three nights of challenging races with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com last week.

Hill's extended racing weekend got off to a rough start on Wednesday when her car sustained heavy damage after making contact with the first turn wall during a heat race crash at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. The impact ended her night early as she wasn't able to start the A Main.

"I'm not too sure what happened since I haven't seen any video," she said. "I didn't want to be up near the wall because my car was too tight, but I didn't have much of a choice after I was bumped on the straightway. It was definitely a tough way to start the weekend, especially for my crew."

Mechanical problems struck Hill the following night at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. She was unable to finish her heat race, forcing her to start deep in the B Main. Hill ended 11th in the consolation race.

"The fuel line backed out," she said. "That was a problem we had last year. I knew the top was the faster line in the B Main, but I didn't really want to risk running up there after my crew guys had just built a new car after the wreck the night before."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at I-30 Speedway, where Hill was able to advance a position in her heat race before losing the spot just before the checkered flag. That resulted in a seventh-place starting position in the B Main, from which she was unable to advance.

"I had a great start in the B and passed a couple of cars," she said. "But there was a caution and we had a complete restart. I didn't pass anyone on the second start and just stayed in that position through the race. I learned some things though and the last five laps of the race were probably the best ones of the weekend. But overall, it was a struggle."

Hill is looking forward to finishing her first year of college in Los Angeles this week before moving back home to Canada.

"My final test is on Thursday," she said. "My mom is flying out here and then we're going to take four or five days driving home. It will be nice to be back home and I'm looking forward to traveling with the team when they're on the road."

With no races scheduled for the ASCS National Tour the following weekend, Hill plans to race in Ohio with the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders on May 25 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima; May 26 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont; and May 27 at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 9 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: DNF (1); Feature: DNS (-).

May 10 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: DNF (1); B Main: 11 (11).

May 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 25 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; May 26 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio; and May 27 at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, with the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Vortex Racing Products

Vortex Racing Products, located in Prairie City, Iowa, is one of the nation's leading manufacturers and distributors of sprint car wings. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/VORTEXWINGS/ .

"Lynton Jeffrey is a great guy to work with," Hill said. "He builds an excellent product and I'm excited to be running his wings this year."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Slade Shock Technologies, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products, Strodes BBQ & Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Seeking First Win of Season This Weekend During Peter Murphy Classic

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (May 15, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi is climbing back into his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported No. 41 this weekend during the 5th annual Peter Murphy Classic.

Scelzi will invade Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Friday with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and on Saturday with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

"After racing at tracks I'm not familiar with the last few of weeks it feels like I'm coming home," he said. "Thunderbowl Raceway has always been a place I've been comfortable at for some reason."

Scelzi has competed at the bullring once this season. He set quick time during his group's qualifying session, even establishing the track record before another driver narrowly broke it, before placing 11th in the A Main during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event in March. It was his career-best World of Outlaws finish.

"Every night you learn something, especially when you race with the World of Outlaws and top drivers," he said. "I'm still new to 410 racing and am always learning with the car and on the race track."

Scelzi was victorious at Thunderbowl Raceway last year.

"I remember we were good all night," he said. "We got the lead right away and never looked back. Hopefully the track gets slick and wide this weekend. There will be a lot of cars and a lot of good drivers so it should be a great event."

Scelzi's best Sprint Car Challenge Tour finish this season is a third-place run and his season-best King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series result is eighth.

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 5 th annual Peter Murphy Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Todd Jorgensen

"Todd's a really good guy who has been a big help with our sprint car program the last few years," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Dover Produces Top Five With ASCS National Tour and Top 10 at Eagle Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (May 15, 2018) - Jack Dover extended his top-10 streak to six consecutive races thanks to a pair of top 10s last weekend.

Dover began the action on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., where he piloted a sprint car owned by Chris Bowers during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event.

A charge from seventh to fourth place during a heat race earned enough overall points to advance into the feature redraw.

"After that heat race I thought we weren't going to make it since we only got to fourth, but we were the last car to draw and ended up with the No. 1," he said. "In that situation you hate being on the pole because you don't know how to judge the track or where to run."

Dover drew the pole position for the main event and he led the first lap before dropping to second on Lap 2.

"I cruised around in second most of the race behind Tony Stewart," he said. "A red came out with a few laps to go. I looked down at my left rear tire and it was used up. The crew guys told me what to do and I told them we'd have to ride and hope for a top five because my left rear tire was toast."

Dover was conservative for the final stage of the race and he ended with a fourth-place result.

"Overall it was a good night," he said. "We fell back in positions, but considering the guys we were racing with and how little we race with them we were happy with a top five."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Eagle Raceway, where Dover drove his No. 53 race car with Chris Roseland's engine during the 305ci winged sprint car race.

"It seemed like nobody else around the Midwest raced," Dover said. "Roger worked the track as good as he could. It was heavy and rough. On those track conditions everyone is fast and we didn't pass enough cars in the heat race."

Dover advanced from ninth to seventh place during a heat race before he charged from 11th to third in the B Main to garner a transfer into the back of the main event. He capped the night by rallying from 19 th to a ninth-place finish.

"We freed the car up a lot more for the feature and the car was pretty good," he said. "I just didn't want to press the issue of wrecking my car."

Dover is scheduled to compete this Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 4 (1).

May 12 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 3 (11); Feature: 9 (19).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 86 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Beierle Welcomes Mr. Race Oil as New Sponsor as Season Opener Looms

Inside Line Promotions - AMES, Iowa (May 15, 2018) - Andee Beierle will kick off her 2018 racing season this Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series as she welcomes new team sponsor Mr. Race Oil.

"I'm happy to bring Mr. Race Oil on as a new partner with our race team," she said. "My dad was extremely helpful in getting them on board. Mr. Race Oil engineers oil for specific racing applications. They have designed products for IndyCar, NASCAR, drag racing, road course racing; just about every form of motor sports."

Mr. Race Oil produces professional lubricants designed for many different types of racing as well as a full range of engine assembly products for racing and street application, including its innovative Engine Assembly Gel and High Performance Roller Bearing Lube. Headquartered in Randolph, N.J., Mr. Race Oil and Cam-shield® Lubricant products are all engineered and manufactured in the United States and are sold globally.

Not only is Beierle planning to compete in 12-to-15 sprint car races in 2018, she is conducting research throughout the summer associated with her chemical engineering degree while also studying to take the entrance exam for medical school.

"Between research and studying for my medical entrance exam, I look forward to taking a little break to go racing," she said. "It will be great to strap in that sprint car and tune out the rest of the world for a night. I wouldn't be able to go racing without the help of Jody Rosenboom. He has the car ready to go and I can't thank him enough."

Beierle said her racing focus will be Midwest Sprint Touring Series events, including marquee races at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

"We will also hit a lot of the Iowa and South Dakota shows," she said.

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mr. Race Oil

Mr. Race Oil high performance lubricants are engineered to your specific type of racing. Mr. Race Oil's proprietary, leading edge technology provides you with proven performance advantages. Mr. Race Oil engineers racing oil for specific racing applications, has the capability to do custom formulating to address a specific problem or need and is constantly testing and refining in the lab on the dyno and at the track. For more information, visit http://www.MrRaceOil.com.

"One of the main engineers at Mr. Race Oil went to Iowa State, which is where I'm pursuing my chemical engineering degree," Beierle said. "It is really awesome. I'm excited to get them into sprint car racing."

Beierle would like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Harmony Stables and Hi-tech for their continued support.

 

 

MyRacePass Creates New Driver Website for Alex Hill

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (May 15, 2018) - MyRacePass has developed a new driver website for sprint car driver Alex Hill.

The website - http://www.AlexHill77x.com - has pages showcasing her schedule and results, news, biography, photos, videos, sponsors and more.

Hill is a full-time competitor on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com, which races from coast to coast. She is battling for the Rookie of the Year Award as the series ventures to many tracks and states where she's never competed.

Additionally, Hill, who scored her first career sprint car feature victory last season, is wrapping up her freshman year at California State University in Los Angeles this week.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

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

DOWNLOAD THE MYRACEPASS APP -

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

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

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

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

 

 

Cole Macedo Second at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway after a mechanical issue knocked him out of Civil War action one week ago, Cole Macedo continued a very impressive 2018 campaign as he would finish second in the feature event behind Bud Kaeding

“Friday night in Watsonville, CA we had an awesome car,” Cole Macedo said. “We were one of the fastest cars every time we hit the track, and we held our own in the feature event after Bud Kaeding got passed us. Paul Baines and my Dad gave me a car that was capable of winning, but I just made a couple of mistakes early while we were leading.”

Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Macedo would open his night up by timing the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Elite Landscape/Tarlton and Son, Inc. machine in second quickest in qualifications.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Macedo would finish in the fifth position but with his time trial effort he would find himself in the all-important Dash. Able to pick up the Dash win, Macedo would find himself on the pole of the feature event as he chases after that elusive first feature event win.

Lining up on the pole alongside Bud Kaeding, Macedo would hammer the throttle out of turn four and would jump into the early lead with Kaeding hot on his tail. Continuing to lead the way, Macedo would bobble out of turn two on the sixth lap and it would allow Kaeding to take over the race lead.

Chasing after Kaeding, the race would have its lone stoppage occur on the ninth lap. Back underway, Macedo would continue to chase after Kaeding but would feel pressure from Justin Sanders who was working for the second position.

After a nice battle with Sanders, Macedo was able to keep him at bay as he would go on to finish second on this night and make his way on to the podium.

“It feels good to get on the podium with drivers like Bud Kaeding and Justin Sanders,” Macedo added. “We have had a ton of speed the last three weeks and I am very excited to get back to Tulare this weekend for the Peter Murphy Classic.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Yokut Gash, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2018 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: Macedo will return to action on Friday night in Tulare, CA as he is set to take on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as part of the Peter Murphy Classic.

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

 

 

HAUBSTADT HAMMER: Indiana Bullring Yields Another Win for CJB & Gravel
Pennsylvania swing up next as the Outlaws tour marches through the month of May

CARLISLE, PA. - May 15, 2018 - Victories have been harder to come by in 2018 for David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team. However, after a strong showing over Mothers Day weekend, the team may be back to it's 2017 form.

A two-night stop at the famed Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio kicked off the latest race set for the #5 team. On the opening night at the half mile, Gravel timed in fourth, finished third in his heat race and started the feature 12th in the feature

"We finished 13th," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "Got caught up in an accident with nowhere to do. We rushed to get back out there and I want to say thank you to everyone that helped."

The team returned to the track the following night to round out the double header.


"Setting quick time was really cool," explained Gravel. "We finished second in our heat race. Didn't get the best draw in the dash and struggled in the feature. It was disappointing because we put a lot of effort into Eldora. We like running there. We just were a bit behind this time."

The third time was a charm as the tour returned to the Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Ind. to make up for a rained-out event. Gravel was off to a fast start by timing in 5th in the second flight of qualifiers. A second-place finish in the heat race sent the CJB machine into the Craftsman Club dash, where Gravel went from 6th to 1st.

"Starting on the pole is always huge," said Gravel. "I tried to race a smart race, the lapped cars got tricky. I saw Hunter Schuerenburg poke his nose there at the end, what a great run for him, I've known him for a long time and they've been good this year. With me in the middle, I knew it would be tough to go around me and I was still able to see who was on the bottom. I'm happy to get another win, it's been an up and down year so far, happy to get a win on Natalie's [Jackson] birthday and on Mother's Day. Winning four of the past five here is huge for CJB."

The team now heads to their home base for a trio of events that were very kind to them last year: The Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 16th and a two night show at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th. The team won two of the three events during the 2017 season.

"Some great memories from those races a year ago," said Gravel. A win really helped our team get our mojo back. We're heading into our home state with some momentum. It'll be nice to get back to the shop for a few days, enjoy it and race hard. The Pennsylvania guys are tough but we know we have the speed."

Check out the latest David Gravel themed gear and get it shipped to your front door!

2018 STATS:

Events: 21

Quick Times: 2

Wins: 2

Top-5's: 11

Top-10's: 16

Heat Race Wins: 14

Dash Wins: 1

Average Time Trial: 9

Average A-main finish: 7.7

Total Laps Led: 45

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

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB:
CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert's Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Textron Offroad, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Eyes Knoxville Raceway Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Paul Nienhiser is starting to feel like he has a bull’s-eye on his car. The start of the season has been hard on the Chapin, IL driver but he has been fast each night out and is hoping to turn his luck around this weekend in Knoxville, IA.

“It’s unfortunate our season has started like this, but my crew has really done a great job of putting a fast car on the track each and every night,’ Nienhiser said.

Taking on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Wednesday and Thursday night in Kansas, Nienhiser kicked the action off at Humboldt Speedway where he would line the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design entry up in the fourth row of his heat race.

On a very slick surface that was deceiving to the eye, Nienhiser would struggle to make grip in his heat though he was able to pick up two valuable positions as finish fifth. The passing point format would be kind to him on this night as he would sit 11th in points after heats and solidly in the feature event.

When the feature event went green, Nienhiser was able to quickly pick up a couple of positions and race his way inside the Top-10. Down the front stretch, Nienhiser would feel a fellow competitor run him up to the wall and his would force him to check up and lose momentum and lose several spots.

Back in 12th, Nienhiser would push the issue trying to race back up inside the Top-10, but as he continued to fight hard he would use his tires up and would end up finishing 12th on this night.

Traveling to Lakeside Speedway on Thursday night, Nienhiser would draw the front row of his heat race where he would slip back to fourth in the opening laps but was able to patiently work his way back up to finish second and again have enough points to transfer into the feature event.

Sitting ninth in the standings, Nienhiser would just miss out on the redraw and on this night he would take the green flag from the ninth starting position. In what was his first appearance at the track since he competed with the World of Outlaws back in 2014, Nienhiser and company would throw some radical changes at their car before taking the green flag.

Getting off to a great start, Nienhiser flexed his muscles early as he quickly raced his way up into the fifth position and closed in on third and fourth as the leaders battled through traffic.

A caution flag would erase all gaps that Nienhiser had and he would look to capitalize when the action resumed. With a slower car in the mix on the restart, Nienhiser would feel the wrath as an unexpected lane change would cause damage to his front end but somehow he was able to keep his machine fired and would again restart in fifth with a battered front end.

When the race came back to life, Nienhiser continued to run well despite having a bent up front end and soon took over fourth. Going into turns one and two a few laps later, Nienhiser’s front end would finally give way, and it was cause him to get into an infield tire and bring his night to and end.

“Thursday night was really good for my confidence because we showed some awesome speed against a great group of cars,” Nienhiser added. “We are planning on getting to Knoxville this weekend to run double-duty. Our 410 has been at Rider, so we are looking forward to getting that back and breaking it in.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timer, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Took, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Nienhiser is scheduled to be in action on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

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

 

 

Up and Down Weekend for Ian Madsen

PETERSEN MEDIA- A three-race weekend at two different tracks led to an up and down weekend for Ian Madsen and KCP Racing that was highlighted by Top-10 at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night after lining up in the 22nd starting position.

“It was a weekend of peaks and valleys,” Ian Madsen said. “We would have speed and then we would get involved in a wreck, or we would struggle early and have to dig out of hole, and that is not the easiest thing to do with these guys. I have to give credit to my team though, they never gave up and worked extremely hard.”

Friday night marked the first of the triple-header weekend, and Madsen would get off to a decent start as he timed the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry in 13th fastest.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Australian driver would race his way to a third place finish which placed him in the fifth row to start the feature event.

When the race got underway, Madsen would drop a couple of positions as the field sorted out. Running in the 12th position, a wreck would take place in front of him and getting involved in it, Madsen would still keep his machine under power and avoid going to the back of the pack.

Enduring some damage to the right-rear corner of his machine, the handling on his machine would become increasingly difficult as the race went on and he faded back to finish 18th.

Bouncing back on Saturday night, Madsen would time the Bobcat/Team Kline Electric/Ted’s Body Shop machine in 24th fastest in his flight, which would put the KCP Racing team in an early hole.

Finishing sixth in his heat race, Madsen found himself in the semi where his second place run moved him into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 11th row.

Driving with a bit of a chip on his shoulder with how the weekend had gone, Madsen was spectacular on the famed ½ mile. Running where the others were not the former Knoxville Track Champion would race his way inside the Top-10 as he took the checkered flag in ninth.

Sunday brought the final race of the weekend as the series checked in at Tri State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, a track that Madsen had never visited before.

Getting acclimated to the tricky bullring, Madsen would timed in 14th quickest in his qualifying group before working his way up to finish fifth in his heat race and transfer directly into the feature event.

Gridding the field from 19th, Madsen would continue to adapt and take a liking to the speedway as he would work his way up as high as 12th during the course of the race. As the case in short track racing, contact front another car would cause steering damage to Madsen’s entry and it would result in a spin.

Aboard a battered racecar, Madsen would fight from the tail end of the field and salvage his night with a 13th place finish.

“It was just really up and down,” Madsen said. “There was some good that came from it, for sure. With that in the past now we turn our attention to PA this week.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team will be in PA this week as they will be at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night and Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday night.

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

 

 

PPM Scores Two World of Outlaws Top-10’s During Triple Header Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: A break in the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule allowed Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports to take in three World of Outlaws events over the weekend and PPM would score a pair of Top-10’s with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’.

“Friday I didn’t show up for the feature event and it showed, but Saturday and Sunday went well,” Parker Price-Miller said. “It was nice to get back to a few World of Outlaws races to see how we would stack up after running with the All Stars this year, and it went well. We can still get better and I know my guys work every day to do so.”

Friday night the big weekend of racing kicked off at Eldora Speedway as part of #LetsRaceTwo weekend. Timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Townline Variety No. 4 in 15th fastest in time trials, the Kokomo, IN driver would finish fourth and punch his ticket into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the 15th starting position, Price-Miller admitted to making numerous mistakes as he trended the wrong direction and finished back in 23rd.

Looking for redemption on Saturday, the ASCoC Rookie of the Year contender would time in seventh quickest in time trials before hooking up in an entertaining battle with Donny Schatz in his heat race.

Going back and forth with Schatz, Price-Miller would finish second which would be good enough to earn him a spot in the Sears Craftsman Dash. From his front row starting position, Price-Miller and the nine-time series champion would again wage war on each other with PPM’s second place finish putting him on the front row for the feature event.

When the green flag dropped, PPM jumped on the fun button, and surged out to the early lead with Schatz riding in his wake. Leading the first five laps of the feature event, Price-Miller would look very strong running along the famed Eldora wall.

Seeing Schatz get by him running through the middle, Price-Miller would try to counter by continuing to stay up top but he would lose a couple of positions and change his game plan.

A couple of late restarts would not be too kind to Price-Miller but when the dust settled on the main event he would leave Eldora with a sixth place finish.

Sunday brought on an event that Price-Miller has had circled on his calendar; a return to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN where he won his first career World of Outlaws event back in 2017.

With time trials and heat race not going how the team had hoped, wholesale changes were made to the Agee Farms/CSI Shocks/Triple X entry prior to the B Main, and they would seem to be to ‘The Law Firm’s’ liking as he would finish second and keep his night going.

Moving into the feature event, Price-Miller would have his work cut out for him, as he would take the green flag from the 22nd starting position. An extremely racy surface allowed PPM to put on a show as he was able to slice and dice his way through the field.

Doing everything he could to gain positions, Price-Miller would end his weekend as the KSE Hard Charger by way or working his way forward to finish eighth.

“Saturday at Eldora was really good with how we had been there in the past,” Price-Miller said. “Sunday was disappointing for me personally with how well I had ran there in the past, but we did a really good job in the feature and passed a lot of good cars. I have to thank my crew for working so hard, as well as Rick and Barb Rogers and all of our partners for their continued support.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Townline Variety, Agee Farms, CSI Race Shocks, Triple X, Chalk Stix, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, PPM Titanium, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports will resume the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule this weekend, as they will be at Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday and Angell Park Speedway on Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Parker, you can follow him on Twitter @Parker_PM9

 

 

LUCAS OIL TEST AND TUNE POSTPONED AGAIN

By Clinton Geoffrey

OHSWEKEN, ON. – May 15, 2018 - This Wednesday’s Lucas Oil Test and Tune has been postponed until Thursday, May 17 due to wet grounds at Ohsweken Speedway.

“The wet weather has made things very difficult this spring,” said speedway owner Glenn Styres. “The rains overnight and early Tuesday morning have put the grounds underwater and the crews cannot get out there to put the final touches on the speedway.”

Practice has been rescheduled for Thursday May 17. All cars competing at Ohsweken in 2018 are welcome to test on the lightning-fast 3/8-mile clay oval, including the track’s four weekly divisions, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

The pit gate will open at 5:00pm for competitors at a cost of $25 per driver and $10 per crew member. Cars are scheduled to be on track beginning at6:00pm. Practice will alternate for divisions until 9:30pm.

Due to ongoing construction on the property, the main grandstand will be closed to spectators. Ohsweken fans can watch Lucas Oil Test and Tune night live online free of charge via the track’s Livestream on the Speedway’s website.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 2018 Friday Night Excitement schedule kicks off on Friday, May 18 with the Ackland Insurance 23rd annual season opener, featuring the inaugural race for the Action Sprint Tour, Ontario’s new travelling Crate Sprint Car Tour. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will all be in action for their season debut. Race time is 7:30pm for opening night and all season long. For the full 2018 schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. 2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s weekly Friday Night Excitement program includes Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. To view the full 2018 season schedule visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway’s wide and fast 3/8 mile clay oval track is Canada’s Home for Sprint Car Racing Action! The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Situated 20 minutes southeast of Brantford, 30 minutes southwest of Hamilton, just over 60 minutes from Niagara Falls, and 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, Ohsweken Speedway is easily accessible to fans from all over Southern Ontario and beyond. Ohsweken’s Friday Night Excitement program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while future stars start their careers racing in the track’s weekly Thursday Night Micro Sprint program. The season finishes each year with the track’s signature event; drivers and teams from all over North America converging on Ohsweken for the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Phone: 519-717-0023 e-mail: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: www.Twitter.com/OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

 

 

Fremont Speedway wants a sea of red-clad fans

FREMONT, Ohio – It will be a “red out” at Fremont Speedway Saturday, May 19, and hopefully not for anything that happens on the track but a sea of red clad fans in the stands.

On Level Performance-Gressman Powersports Armed Forces Night, fans are encouraged to wear RED – Remembering Everyone Deployed – to show support not only for those serving our country but for their families and friends as well.

“We are encouraging all military personnel whether active or retired to come out and enjoy a night of racing and to be recognized for what they do to protect our freedoms,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

All military personnel – retired or active – with proper military identification will get into the races for only $5.

The racing action will feature the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints; Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints; Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks; and the McCullough Industries Late Models.

Also HOOVES – Healing Of Our Veterans Equine Services – will have an information table set up where sprint car driver Tyler Gunn will be signing autographs prior to the night’s racing action.

HOOVES’ mission is to partner with horses to help service men and women return to the life they fought to protect. The vision of HOOVES is to run a nationwide horse rescue and equine assisted training and certification program that facilitates healing of veterans and their families, so they may reconnect and reestablish a sense of normalcy, allowing them to return to their community with a mission and strong sense of purpose.

HOOVES has a three day veterans’ retreat called “Take the REINS (Reintegrate, Empower, Inspire, Now Succeed).” This free retreat focuses on healing trauma and focuses on veterans who are struggling to manage emotions; feeling hopeless, isolated and disconnected; or tired of being “stuck,” anxious and depressed.

Veterans can register for an upcoming retreat or find more information at www.hooves.us. Check out more by watching this video – https://youtu.be/2qWvG2-9MT4.

Prior to the racing action, PCG Universal Recording Artist Ava Rowland will perform the National Anthem.

Tickets for Level Performance-Gressman Powersports Night, Saturday, May 18 are $15 for adults; $13 for senior citizens; $10 for teens; 10 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult; and pit passes are $30.

In related Fremont Speedway news, all students in Sandusky County schools who received the free ticket for the races that were rained out Saturday, May 12 can use their tickets on Saturday, June 9.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

About Level Performance

Located on Napoleon Road in Fremont, Ohio, Dennis Level and the staff at Level Performance have set a goal to provide dependable engines that fit each individual’s budget. Levels builds and rebuilds racing engines, marine engines, diesel engines, classic car engines, and passenger car and truck engines. From the competitive side of racing to the everyday use of an engine, Level’s uses only quality parts to make your engine the best it can be. Level Performance engines have won many track feature events as well as track championships. As a FAST sponsor Level’s strive to build quality engines that help put racers at the top of the points. Visit www.levelperformance.com for more information.

About Gressman Powersports

Located on Lime Street in Fremont, Ohio, Scott Gressman and the staff at Gressman Powersports have a winning tradition since 1997. Gressman Powersports is a full service engine shop specializing in cutting edge engine technology from servicing to complete engine builds. Gressman Powersports motors have won in all levels of racing from dirt trucks and modifieds to late models to 305 and 410 sprints. Check out their reviews and get contact information by searching for Gressman Powersports on Facebook.

 

 

Small Block Super Bud Light Classic 75 to Undergo Format Changes for 2018

OSWEGO, NY (May 15, 2018) - Oswego Speedway officials have announced format changes ahead of the 27th annual Bud Light Classic 75 for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 2.

The race will remain 75-laps in 2018, however the lineup and qualifying formats for the biggest Small Block Super show of the season will now change.

“We have changed the starting format for this year’s SBS Classic based on feedback from our competitors and fans,” stated track owner John Torrese. “There has not been as much passing as we’d like and our fans have expressed this to us. Changing that is the goal with these format adjustments.”

All 75-laps of the Bud Light Classic will be green flag laps, with the lineup still set from Friday night ‘Pole Day’ time trials and qualifiers. However, that is where the format will begin to change.

Rather than the top six, the top eight fastest Small Block Supers in time trials will now lock in to the Bud Light Classic 75 and not be required to run either of the the two 12-lap semi finals which will be contested later Friday evening.

Also new in 2018, the top two finishers of each semi on Friday will then receive their qualifying time back and join the top eight qualifiers to make up the top twelve starting positions for the Classic.

The fast time award winner will then draw a number 6-8-12 to determine the inversion for the Bud Light Classic 75.

To allow the speedway to support the teams that have committed to the division for this season, the top six spots in the Classic will be reserve for a driver that has completed his commitment for t2018 by attending all shows with only one miss allowed.

If a driver is in the inversion, but has not competed in all events minus one event, he can start no better than seventh come race time on Sunday.

Thirteenth starting position on back will be decided straight up from the two semi final finishes. Third place in the first semi will start thirteenth in the Classic, third place in the second semi will start fourteenth, and so on.

Once again, the Bud Light Classic Consi will be run on Sunday afternoon prior to the start of the 75-lapper.

A total of 24 or 26 cars will start the Bud Light Classic 75 based on Friday’s car count.

Bud Classic Weekend 2018 will take place Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2 and feature four divisions including the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, the Bud Light Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s, the Bud Light ISMA Supernationals 60 for the winged Supermodifieds, and the all new 350 SMAC ‘Classic’ 35-lapper on Sunday. To purchase tickets, please call the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.

Oswego Speedway’s 68th season opens this Saturday, May 19 with the track’s annual open practice session set from 1-5pm. Grandstand admission will be FREE to the public.

Racing action at Oswego Speedway begins on Saturday, May 26 with Holiday Inn Express ‘Opening Day’ highlighted by the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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

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

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour set to open Peter Murphy Classic weekend this Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – May 15, 2018…The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards is amped up to head for Central California and kick-off the much-anticipated Peter Murphy Classic this Friday May 18 at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

The Peter Murphy Classic has become one of the biggest weekends of competition all season long in California. The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will kick-off the event this Friday, while the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series headlines Saturday’s finale. The USAC West Coast Wingless 360’s are also on hand both nights, making it a sprint car lover’s dream weekend.

The event is organized by now retired racer Peter Murphy, who suffered injuries during a racing crash at the Antioch Speedway on July 20, 2013. The accident ultimately forced him to step out of the seat, having suffered a traumatic brain injury, ligament damage in his neck, shoulder and knees, along with a compressed T-3 vertebra. The following year he organized the inaugural Peter Murphy Classic and received rave reviews for it. This season we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the event and it’s shaping up to be one of the best yet.

“I really want this weekend to be a memorable one for all the fans and teams once again,” said Murphy, who is originally from Australia and now resides in Clovis, CA. “I still can’t thank everyone enough for all they did after my accident. It was so humbling to have support from people all over the world. This is a way for me to continue giving back and show how much I appreciate the sport we all love. We’re excited to have the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards as part of the Peter Murphy Classic again this year on Friday night.”

Commemorative Peter Murphy Classic T-shirts and hats will be on sale at the event with proceeds going to the NARC Benevolent Fund, which aids injured drivers and assisted Murphy immensely following his accident.

“The Northern Auto Racing Club Benevolent Fund is something that I definitely hold close, because it really kept my family and business going after my accident,” Murphy commented. “We’re getting event shirts made once again, plus hats and all the proceeds will be going to the benevolent fund. I also want to encourage everyone to bring a friend to the races that hasn’t been before. The best thing we can do is bring new people into our sport and I hope the Classic is an event that can get them hooked.”

There will again be a victory podium made up with champagne to help celebrate the winners in style. It will surely be a victory presentation that fans want to witness and gather around for! Sprint Car ambassador Brad Doty will also be on hand at the event with throwback T-shirts for sale.

Adult reserved grandstand seats for the Peter Murphy Classic cost $25 each night, while general admission bleacher tickets are $20 both nights. Kids 6-12 are $13 in the grandstands and $10 in the bleachers each night. Senior grandstand seats will be $23 and senior bleacher tickets are $18 both nights. To reserve your seats, contact 559-688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm each night, with racing getting underway around 7. A seating chart, as well as hotel info is available online at www.tularethunderbowl.com

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is also available at the fairgrounds located off turns three and four.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Garner Heat Treat Inc., Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Light Up the World Beverages, Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Quick Time Mortgage, Race Punk, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration and Winters Performance.

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

Peter Murphy Classic Weekend Schedule at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway-

Friday May 18: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards / USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprinters

Saturday May 19: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series / USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprinters

Upcoming Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events:

Friday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday June 16: Keller Auto Speedway - Hanford, CA
Saturday June 30: Placerville Speedway (with KWS-NARC)
Sunday July 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 7: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

 

 

Skip's Fish Fry Reveals Concession Menu for Oswego Speedway; $2.50 Hofmann Hot Dogs, $2.00 French Fries and Much More Included

OSWEGO, NY (May 15, 2018) - Since opening in December, Oswego residents have fallen in love with Skip’s Fish Fry, a family owned local business providing the immediate area’s only authentic New England style fish fry.

Following the announcement that Oswego Speedway will lease out its concession stands to four local businesses this season including Skip’s, Dino’s House of Burgers, Cam’s NY Pizzeria and Barlow Concessions, Skip’s Fish Fry has revealed their menu for the 2018 season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

“For Oswego Speedway’s fans, we wanted to provide an affordable menu with the track’s classic options as well as some new items,” said Skip’s owner Shawn Cathcart. “Our selection will bring real haddock sandwiches, the fan favorite Hofmann Hot Dogs, as well as the speedway’s classic french fries to the concessions in 2018. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday nights this summer.”

Set to be available beginning with Saturday’s open practice. Skip’s Fish Fry’s menu will leave your taste buds “racing.”

Haddock Sandwiches, Hofmann hot dogs or coneys, grilled cheese, and fried shrimp will all be available along with a new option to add Texas Hot Sauce to any of your sandwiches.

Sides will be plentiful as well, including french fries, fried clams, cheese sticks, chicken fingers, and even deep fried Oreos.

The menu pricing is spectacular and features a Hofmann hot dog for only $2.50 or the speedway’s popular classic style french fries for $2.00. Haddock Sandwiches and Fried Shrimp are set at just $5.00.

Skip’s Fish Fry will be in the speedway’s concessions for the first time this Saturday, May 19 throughout open practice which will take place from 1-5pm. Grandstand admission will be FREE for testing while pit passes are available for $25. Skip’s Fish Fry will also be the official pit concession vendor in 2018.

Racing action at Oswego Speedway begins on Saturday, May 26 with Holiday Inn Express ‘Opening Day’ highlighted by the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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

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

2018 Skip’s Fish Fry Oswego Speedway Concession Menu:

Sandwiches & Etc.

Haddock Sandwich - $5.00

Hofmann Hot Dog or Coney - $2.50

Grilled Cheese - $2.50

Fried Shrimp - $5.00

***Add Texas Hot Sauce - $1.00***

Sides & Etc.

French Fries - $2.00

Fried Clams - $3.50

Cheese Sticks - $4.00

Chicken Fingers - $4.00

Deep Fried Oreos - $3.00

 

 

Cory Turner Eager to Kickoff New Season;
Welcomes New and Returning Sponsors for 2018

Cory Turner races his No.97 Sprint Car at Ohsweken Speedway during 2017 action. Turner will sport a similar look in 2018. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).
CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – May 15, 2018 – Following a long and cold off-season, Cory Turner is finally ready to hit the dirt and kickoff his 2018 season of 360 Sprint Car racing later this week with Ohsweken Speedway’s Test and Tune night on Wednesday, May 16th. It will be Turner’s first chance to buckle in, fire the engine and hit the throttle on his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97 Hill’s Racing ride since the calendar flipped to the New Year.

Entering the new season, Turner is excited to start the campaign alongside all of his returning marketing partners, including KT Tobacco, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca.

“I’d like to thank everybody for their support again this year,” Turner said. “KT Tobacco is our primary sponsor again this year, and we’re excited to welcome everybody back.”

Turner is also happy to welcome two new marketing partners for the upcoming season, adding to an extensive and loyal list for the upcoming campaign.

“We’d like to welcome Mobil 1 and Kings Wood Products of Paris for coming on board this year,” Turner said. “All of our marketing partners are the people that make it all possible.”

Turner will represent his marketing partners on the track during weekly Friday Night Excitement racing at Ohsweken Speedway, located on the Six Nations Reserve south of Brantford, Ont. After a successful 2017 season where Turner finished a career-best fourth in the championship standings, he hopes to take another leap forward in 2018.

“We’d like to win the Ohsweken championship, that’s our main goal,” Turner stated. “We had the consistency to do it last year, but we finished outside of the top-five too many times. You can’t have more than one or two nights outside of the top-five.”

Turner’s schedule is largely the same as last season. His Hill’s Racing No.97 team plans to run between 30 and 35 race nights this season, with the majority at Ohsweken on Friday nights. The team also plans to race with the Southern Ontario Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints as well as the NRA Sprint Invaders in Ohio.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to some of the places I’ve run well at in that past and we’re looking at doing a couple of trips,” Turner said. “We’re looking at going to Knoxville (Iowa) for the 360 Nationals. Outlaw Speedway has a big 360 show in July and we’ll try to have a bit more success in Central New York when we get down there.”

Turner is returning to action this year with a very similar program to last season and will compete once again with a Hill’s Racing-prepared Cool Chassis under him.

“The car that we had last year is our backup now and the car that Sam Hefertepe ran last year at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals in my primary car,” Turner explained. “I haven’t driven it yet, so I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel on Wednesday.”

In addition to his busy race schedule, Turner also plans to participate in several charity and community events that will take him across southwestern Ontario and the Niagara region throughout the summer.

“We’ll be doing a lot of charity events – we have a few booked already – as well as customer appreciation events for our marketing partners,” Turner said. “It’s how we give back. We’ll have more information on those events as the season rolls along.”

Fans and partners of Cory Turner can catch the No.97 Sprint Car on track for the first time this Wednesday, May 16 during Ohsweken Speedway’s Test and Tune night at 6:00pm via Ohsweken Speedway free live online broadcast on Facebook. Turner will also be in action for Ohsweken’s 23rd season opener on Friday, May 18 with race time scheduled for 7:30pm.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS
97 Cory Turner – 0 Starts: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 0 Top-10s
First Event: Ohsweken Speedway Test and Tune – Wed. May 16

CORY TURNER MEDIA
Website: coryturnermotorsports.com
Facebook: facebook.com/CoryTurnerMotorsports
Twitter: @CTMotorsports_
YouTube: YouTube.com/RacingTeamTurner

MAILING LIST
Join the Cory Turner Motorsports mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Cory Turner Motorsports” to be added to the list.

CORY’S CREW
Cory Turner is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2018 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Mobil 1, Kings Wood Products, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca.

 

 

SECOND ANNUAL EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS SET FOR DECEMBER 14TH AND 15TH IN TRENTON, NJ’s CURE INSURANCE ARENA

TRENTON, NJ May 15, 2018 . . . The second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals race dates have been set for Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th. The event will be returning to the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. where the successful race was held for the first time this past December.

“The Dirt Nationals was a race that was talked about all winter,” Len Sammons, Indoor Auto Racing Series promoter said.

“Everyone was thrilled by the track surface which offered three grooves of racing,” said Sammons. “The top drivers in the wingless 600cc Micro Sprints thrilled the fans running low, pounding the outside cushion or sneaking in between. The fast pace presentation of the event left the fans wanting more. This year’s race should be even better.”

In the inaugural running, 36 year old Staten Island, N.Y. resident Whitey Kidd, III made a late race pass on Alex Bright to win the thriller over Brian Carber, Tim Buckwalter and Austin Quick followed.

Aside from Staten Islander Kidd’s drive to victory, the big story of the first ‘Nationals’ was the meticulously prepared track.

Simply put, there was no dust.

“We worked very hard on the track, selecting the right clay, having the equipment we needed on hand to work the track, having the right people on hand to offer their expertise,” Sammons said. “Anyone who missed this race because of fears of dust or lack of competition missed out on a great event.”

Sammons envisions a schedule of 600cc Micro racing that will mimic last year’s racing program in which over 90 drivers competed in the one division program. That schedule called for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday Alphabet mains, with racers having the opportunity to advance from F, E, D, C, and B, will precede the 40 lap A-Main.

Entry blanks and rules information will be posted shortly.

“We expect there will be plenty of new interest from racers from many different states and entries will again be limited,” said Sammons. “To be loyal to the competitors who supported the inaugural race, 2017 competitors will receive entry blanks in advance in the coming weeks. After a pre-set deadline, entry blanks will then be posted for new competitors on our web-site.”

Ticket information, including those for luxury suites, host hotel room deals and sponsorship opportunities will be available shortly. Check the series website: www.indoorautoracing.com. for more information or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

Open Practice Kicks Off Oswego’s 68th Season this Saturday, May 19

OSWEGO, NY (May 14, 2018) – The wait for Oswego Speedway’s 68th season of racing is just about over as the track’s annual open practice session slated for May 19 will get the green flag from 1-5pm this Saturday afternoon.

Any and all divisions included on the speedway’s 2018 schedule are eligible to take part in the four hour long practice. Grandstand admission is free for testing while pit passes will be available for $25. Gates will open at 11:30am.

For the 2017 edition of open practice, which ended up taking place the night before Opening Day due to rain, a total of nearly 30 cars took to the track for testing.

Keith Shampine lead lap times in the Novelis Supermodified division behind the wheel of the Osetek Racing No. 55 with a blistering 16.369 second lap around the ⅝’ths while Mike Bond surprised no one as Pathfinder Bank SBS fast timer with an 18.802.

A strong field of cars is expected once again this weekend including Shampine, Otto Sitterly, Dave Shullick Jr, Michael Barnes, Dave Gruel, Brandon Bellinger, Joe Gosek, Aric Iosue, Dave Danzer, Jeff Abold, Dan Connors, Guard Nearbin, Lou LeVea Jr. and Lou LeVea Sr. in the Supermodifieds.

On the SBS side of the pits, Dave Cliff, Anthony Losurdo, David LaTulip, Dan Kapuscinski, Mike Bruce, Jack Patrick, Dalton Doyle, Camden Proud, Greg O’Connor, Cameron Rowe, Barry Kingsley, Cameron Black, James Babcock, and more are expected.

Several rookies also plan to get their first track time of 2018 Saturday including Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year contenders Tyler Thompson and Nathan Schultzkie as well as Pathfinder Bank SBS rookies Steve Flack, Josh Sokolic, and Tim Glidden Jr.

Official racing action at the speedway begins on Saturday, May 26 which will see Holiday Inn Express ‘Opening Day’ highlighted by the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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

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

 

 

Swindell Charges From 16th to Second During ASCS National Tour Race at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 14, 2018) - Sammy Swindell had quite an eventful day last Saturday when he and car owner A.G. Rains tackled a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event at I-30 Speedway.

"I didn't even know if we'd get there," he said. "Right after we got into Arkansas the interstate stopped. We got stuck there for probably an hour and a half. We had to make a big detour and then about three quarters of the way there you had to go over a railroad track. It was a big incline and about 10 trucks ahead of us one went over and something happened. It busted his fuel tank so they stopped everything. We were maybe two miles off the interstate then after going about 45 minutes down some narrow country road. We got back on the interstate and about six miles later it stopped again for another big wreck. We set there for a half hour and they started making us get off an exit. We went around and made another detour and finally got back on the road. I didn't get to the track until about 6:30 p.m. Something that takes two hours and 15 minutes took five and a half hours."

Swindell got to the track just in time to put heat in the sprint car's engine prior to hot lapping. He then started toward the back of a heat race and advanced from sixth to fourth place.

"The track wasn't real wide," he said. "I was faster than the guys in front, but we had to settle for fourth. That put us as the last car to get into the main event via points."

Swindell started the A Main on the outside of the eighth row, but he didn't stay there long.

"Our car seemed like it was quicker than everyone else's," he said. "We were able to drive by most everybody fairly easy. We didn't get held up a whole lot. We finally got to second and the leader was running the best place you could run on the track, which was down on the bottom. I could try something, drop back and catch back up. I thought we were going to be okay toward the end and they had a yellow when we were starting to get to some traffic. It just left him an open track. I tried everything I could, but he was in the best line."

Swindell charged from 16th to a runner-up result, which was the second-most cars passed during the race. It marked his fourth second-place finish of the season.

"Everything is as good as we can make it," he said. "The circumstances have kept us from winning. It's like the lottery. You draw your ticket and hope you win. Ours haven't been good picks so far."

Swindell and Rains are scheduled to compete this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., during the Hooker Hood Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (16).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

Swindell would also like to thank ACME Graphix & Design, Whitacre Glass, CP Pistons, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Garner Trio of Top 10s With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 14, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports posted a trio of top-10 finishes last weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The Muddy sponsored team ventured east after rain hampered plans in the Midwest. The action began on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, where driver Kerry Madsen overcame a 21st-place qualifying result by charging from sixth to second place in a heat race. That earned a spot into the dash, in which a fourth-place result started Madsen on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"The track slowed down a lot in qualifying so I wasn't really worried since we went out so late," he said. "We got a good start in the heat race and got into the dash, which was important.

"We weren't running too bad (in the main event). I feel like we were top-five material. On the last restart after the red we had a hole in a tire. We were lucky to finish with only four pounds of air in the right rear."

Madsen capped the night with a 10th-place finish.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday and was fast out of the box. Madsen qualified second quickest overall before he won a heat race to advance into the dash. A fifth-place finish started him on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We were around fifth or sixth the whole race trying to get a rhythm," he said. "There was a restart with five laps to go and I messed up. Instead of gaining a spot or two being aggressive I lost a spot or two. It's encouraging that we're close and we're right there. We have a lot of potential to unlock."

Madsen placed seventh.

The Muddy backed team wrapped up the weekend on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway, where Madsen timed in fourth quickest, won a heat race and ended seventh in the dash to start the 40-lap A Main on the inside of the fourth row.

"We were in a really good position," he said. "We were going forward. I misjudged the way a lapped car was going and ended up in a spin. It was our fault. We got back toward the top 10 and there was another big wreck up front. We were missing it and they called red. I got hit from behind as I was stopping and spun, but we didn't get our position back."

Madsen overcome both incidents as he rallied from the back of the pack to a 10th-place result.

"We were quick," he said. "It was disappointing not to have a better result, but that's short track racing sometimes."

The team is scheduled to compete this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"I'm excited to go up there to Jackson and check it all out," he said. "I'm confident it's going to be a great track. There's been a lot of effort put in there so it should be a great atmosphere. And we're looking forward to Knoxville as well."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 2 (6); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 10 (4).

May 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 7 (5).

May 13 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 7 (5); Feature: 10 (7).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 13 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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Jackson Motorplex Showcasing Great Lakes Shootout Presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing This Friday

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 14, 2018) - Jackson Motorplex will turn the race lights on this Friday night for the first time in 2018 when the recently reconfigured 4/10-mile track showcases the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing.

Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc are the featured classes with a stout payday up for grabs in all three divisions.

The winner of the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores main event will garner $5,000 and the A Main pays $700 to start. Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will compete in a $700-to-win, $150-to-start main event and the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc A Main pays $500 to win.

Additionally, all heat races pay $100 to win thanks to DeBerg Concrete.

The pits open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are slated to start at 7:30 p.m. followed by racing.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12-years-old and younger.

Camping is available at Jackson Motorplex, which also has two VIP suites available. Call 605-359-4955 for more information.

Jackson Motorplex will host a practice session for all sprint cars on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The pits will open at 4:30 p.m.

Pit passes for the practice session are $20 per person and admission to the grandstands is free.

UP NEXT -

Friday for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing featuring Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Offering Live Audio From Races in Oklahoma and Washington This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 14, 2018) - Races in Oklahoma and Washington will be featured with live audio this Saturday on the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network.

The ASCS Red River Region event at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and the Northwest Focus Midget Series race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., are the next two broadcasts on the RacinBoys website, where premium members are given access to listen to the races for free.

Those races are two of many that RacinBoys will cover during PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group , which airs on Friday and Saturday nights.

The mission of the free, live show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, is to provide instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos from races across the country.

In addition to the races in Oklahoma and Washington, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group will cover World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races in Pennsylvania; Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events in Wisconsin; ASCS regional races in Montana and Texas; USAC national sprint cars shows in Illinois and Missouri; the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series in Ohio; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as many other series and tracks from coast to coast this weekend.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

While the show is free to watch, RacinBoys will continue to operate its unique premium membership to its website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil NOW600 National Micro Series, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

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Mason Moore Fourth at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of the family owned Mason Moore Racing No. 22 entry on Friday night in Chico, CA, Mason Moore would leave his night pleased as he finished fourth in the feature event.

“It was a pretty good night, and we came away with another Top-Five finish,” Mason Moore said. “We have really been going well in Chico as of late in both cars and it makes it a lot of fun.”

Timing the Coors Light/LRB Race Products/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 22 entry in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials, Moore would line up in the second row of his heat race.

Putting on quite the show in his heat race with Jodie Robinson and Michael Ing, Moore would come away with the win, which put him directly into the feature event and also put him in the redraw.

Pulling the six pill, Moore would line up in the third row to start the 25-lap feature event on the extremely racy Silver Dollar Speedway surface. When the green lights flashed on, Moore would jump on the throttle and quickly find himself up in the fourth spot and chasing after the likes of Andy Forsberg and Tanner Thorson.

Working his way into third, Moore would continue to chase after the lead duo but in his pursuit he was admittedly make a couple of bad judgments and slipped back to sixth.

A late restart would see him climb back inside the Top-Five, and a late mistake by Andy Forsberg opened the door for Moore to sneak back into fourth at the checkered flag.

“I made a couple of bad choices on my line a couple times and it cost us a few positions,” Moore said. “We were able to get back up to fourth, so that was a good thing for sure. Like I said, we seem to be running well heading into some big races so that is good for confidence.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, ITC Service Group, Saureel, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Mason returns to action May 26th in Marysville, CA for the Tribute to Mel Hall at Marysville Raceway.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Mason Moore Racing- Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4.

Brian Cannon Motorsports- Starts-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Deerfield Speedway

The spring has been a wet one in Northeast Ohio! After seeing several weeks of race and practice cancellations, Deerfield Speedway was finally able to get some laps on the quarter-mile banked oval for practice night Friday, May 11th. With heavy rains just to the north of the speedway, it was very possible that the threat of bad weather would keep racers away from the test and tune session

Much to the surprise of new track owner Don Sharpless, there was a line of haulers sitting in his driveway by 3:10 PM as practice was to be held from 4 PM -8 PM. Sharpless and his staff got the track prepped, and classes rolling for hot laps by 4:30. Keeping the track open with turning the lights on and extending practice well past 9 PM. With an estimated 70+ cars in the paddock and a healthy contingency of non-winged sprints, it's a definite that these drivers want in on the TopLess Sprint Series money up for grabs several times throughout the season. TopLess Sprint Series is special only to Deerfield Speedway, with a $1000 to win and a nice payback on back into deep into the field.

New to the tracks 2018 schedule, additional to the TopLess Sprint Series, Deerfield Speedway has added two $2000 to win open Midget races. August 11th and again for a doubleheader weekend Oct 6 and 7

"The track is really coming along very well, new grandstands have arrived and will be up here very soon. that shouldn't take more than a few days during the week.' says an enthusiastic owner Don Sharpless. "Our goal is to build Deerfield Speedway into a place racers an fans can call home and be proud to call Deerfield Speedway home. Enhancements in racer safety and fan experience have been the main focus. The addition of the TopLess Sprints and the Midgets I think proves we are interested in accommodating a broader race program. This will also add value to our existing classes, which are the core of our weekly race program."

Deerfield Speedway has suffered the wrath of mother natures unkindness to dirt track racing. They certainly haven't allowed that to slow them down. As there are many improvements that are easily seen from the driveway that are the markings of bigger things to come for this little ring in Portage County, Ohio.

 

 

Ballou Pockets Two Top-Five’s at the ‘Big E’

PETERSEN MEDIA: Robert Ballou traveled to the famed Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday night with the USAC National Sprint Car Series and ran well as he finished second on Friday night and fifth during Saturday’s finale.

“We had some long nights putting a new car together for this weekend and it seemed to pay off in our first two nights with it,” Robert Ballou said. “We have made some leaps and bounds the last couple of weeks and I think we will continue to get better.”

The Rocklin, CA native opened the #LetsRaceTwo weekend up on Friday night by timing the Dickinson Farms/Lucas Oil Products/Abreu Vineyards backed No. 12 machine in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Running second in his heat race to Justin Grant, Ballou would move into the feature event where he would find himself on the pole of the 30-lap affair. When the race came to life, the ‘Mad Man’ would quickly take a liking to the cushion as he began opening up a comfortable lead.

As the race moved along, Ballou would continue to run to wall though he would soon feel pressure from Brady Bacon who was working the bottom of the speedway.

Continuing to lead the non-stop feature event in heavy traffic, Ballou would see Bacon get by with just 10-laps left in the race. Dropping low to try and mirror Bacon’s line, it would be to his liking as Bacon would check out and Ballou would finish second on this night.

Back on Saturday to try again, Ballou would time the Deaton’s Waterfront Service/Rossie Feed and Grain/Unique Breedz backed entry in eighth quickest in time trials for the second night in a row.

Chasing Chris Windom across the stripe in heat race action, Ballou would find himself in the eighth starting spot for the 30-lap feature event. From the fourth row, Ballou would battle with the likes of Brady Bacon, Kevin Thomas, Jr, and CJ Leary as they battled for position inside the Top-10.

Able to make some moves during the course of the race, Ballou would close a strong weekend with a fifth place finish.

“It was rewarding to run well after a long week, but we still want to be better,” Ballou said. “We are getting me more and more comfortable and that is a big deal in these cars. We are getting there, and I am confident we will get up on that top step on the podium very soon.”

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

ON TAP: Ballou will be back in action with the USAC National Sprint Car Series on Friday night in Granite City, IL and on Saturday in Pevely, MO.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 11, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 5, Top-10’s- 8

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.

 

 

Schatz Leads Big Weekend for KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy weekend in the United States was highlighted by a plethora of wins with KSE Racing Products lead by none other than Donny Schatz sweeping at Eldora.

A monster weekend dubbed as #LetsRaceTwo saw the stars and cars of both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the USAC National Sprint Car Series take to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway for two nights of action.

Donny Schatz was the show on both nights with the World of Outlaws sweeping the weekend, as Brady Bacon and Chris Windom each used KSE Racing Products to score thrilling wins.

The World of Outlaws were also in action on Sunday at the Tri State Speedway and David Gravel used his KSE Racing Products to score an exciting win.

McKenna Haase had a big weekend at Knoxville Raceway as she became the first female to win in 360ci competition, while Brian Brown was again victorious as the famed ½ mile speedway.

Logan Seavey and Ryan Robinson each took their Keith Kunz Motorsports entries to victory lane with the POWRi Series, as Bud Kaeding, Blake Robertson, Cale Conley, Mark Smith, Mark Dobmeier, and Tyler Drueke were also victorious with KSE Racing Products.

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KYLE LARSON RACING BATTLES THROUGH TOUGH WEEKEND AT ELDORA AND HAUBSTADT

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 14, 2018) - Kyle Larson Racing wrapped up a three-race weekend Sunday night. The World of Outlaws competed at the historic Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Friday and Saturday for #LetsRaceTwo, followed up by the rain-postponed event at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

Friday night at Eldora Speedway, Stewart was the second to last qualifier to make a lap in time trials and ended up 30th. He was able to gain two positions in in his heat race to finish sixth, coming up one spot shy of the final transfer spot to the main event. In the Last Chance Showdown, Stewart started 10th and gained five positions, narrowly missing the final transfer again, but the team used a provisional and started 25th in the 30-lap #LetsRaceTwo feature event. They went on to finish 22nd.

The following night the Bixby, Okla., native qualified 11th and finished fifth in his heat race. He started the main event from the inside of row 10. Stewart survived two cautions in the 30-lap finale and gained four positions to finish in 15th-place.

Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway, Stewart was the first car out in Flight 2 of qualifying and ended up with the 12th fastest lap. He started sixth in the fourth and final heat race and gained a spot to earn the final transfer into the 40-lap main event. Stewart started the feature from the outside of row 10 and the race went caution free until just after the halfway point. Stewart restarted in 20th and survived a multi-car accident off turn 2 late in the race to finish 16th.

Fresh off of his top-five finish at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday night, team owner, Kyle Larson, also competed at Tri-State Speedway on Sunday in the Silva Motorsports Brandt No. 57. He was the fastest qualifier in Flight 2 and the fastest overall, being the only driver to dip down into the 11 second bracket. He won his heat race and finished fifth in the Sears Craftsman Club Dash. The Elk Grove, Calif., native raced within the top five the entire main event and survived the multi-car accident on lap 30 to finish in third-place.

"It's definitely not the weekend we were hoping for," said Stewart. "I have been fighting a really bad vibration and lack of grip all weekend. My guys busted their butts at Eldora Friday night to change pretty much everything on our ENEOS No. 2 to fix it and hopefully when they get back to the shop this week, we can get it figured out. It's a bummer for everyone involved, but I know we will get it turned around soon."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action on Wednesday, May 16 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Penn., for the Gettysburg Clash. Purchase tickets for Wednesday's race here.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: May 11, 2018 QUALIFYING: 30th HEAT RACE: 6th LCS STARTING POSITION: 10th LCS FINISH: 5th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 25th FEATURE FINISH: 22nd

TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: May 12, 2018 QUALIFYING: 11th HEAT RACE: 5th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 19th FEATURE FINISH: 15th

TRACK: Tri-State Speedway DATE: May 13, 2018 QUALIFYING FLIGHT 2: 12th HEAT RACE: 5th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 20th FEATURE FINISH: 16th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 21 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVES: 6 TOP-10s: 13

 

 

Bud Kaeding Records Second Ocean Sprints Pres. by Taco Bravo Win of the Season at Ocean Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Friday night in Watsonville, CA, Bud Kaeding would grab the race lead on the sixth circuit and never look back as he went on to record his second Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo win of the season which marked his 14th career triumph at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds facility.

Pole sitter Cole Macedo led the field to green, and would set a nice pace during the race’s opening five laps as he kept some talented drivers at bay. On the race’s sixth lap, Macedo would get a little loose off of turn two and it would allow Kaeding to surge past him and over take command of the race.

Kaeding would quickly open up a sizeable lead until the race’s only stoppage came on the ninth circuit as a spin turned into a pile up and the red flag would be needed.

As field re-racked behind Kaeding, the Campbell, CA driver would jump on the loud pedal and open up a sizeable lead as the race for second would heat up behind him.

Macedo would continue to run in second but local standout, Justin Sanders was coming after the spot with a head of steam. The duo would wage war on each other for second, but Macedo would keep the spot as the leaders found themselves in traffic.

Race leader, Bud Kaeding, would have no issues in lapped traffic and would leave Macedo no wiggle room to make a bid for the top spot. Leading the field to the checkered flag, Kaeding would grab the win over Macedo, Sanders, Kyle Offill, and last week’s winner, Brad Furr.

Kaeding would open the night up by earning Ray Scheidts Electric Quick Time Honors with a lap of 11.633 seconds and Justin Sanders and Koen Shaw would each win heat races. As previously mentioned, Cole Macedo would be the pole sitter for the feature event by way of his Dash win.

Other awards handed out Friday night were the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award which went to Tucker Worth as he was an innocent bystander in the lap nine incident and it resulted in him getting upside down and ending his night, and Jeremy Chisum earned High Five Pizza Hard Chargers honors.

2018 Winners- Justin Sanders (March 30th), Bud Kaeding (April 13th), Justin Sanders (April 27th), Brad Furr (May 4th), Bud Kaeding (May 11th).

ON TAP- The Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo will take a couple of weeks off from racing action before returning on Friday, June 15th.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Ocean Speedway by visiting the website at www.racepmg.com, by following us on Twitter @Ocean_Speedway, or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Speedway-169905873046770/.

Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

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Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] May 14, 2018- Justin Miller had a great opening night at the Plymouth Dirt Track. The Arbor Green Contractors, Hopf Farms, Kristine Hartmann-Pleasant View Realty, Curve Inn, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, Treasures by Tiffany, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Hillside Fabricating, The Hub Studio Cafe, D & J Mechanical-Electrical Division, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, MC’s Pub & Grill, Bane Nelson, Custom Craft Trophy, L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL-Camisha Miller and R&H Enterprises, Maxim Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks and American Racer Tires, Miller Family Motorsports (MFM) #15M captured his first top 5 finish of the year by finishing 3rd in that night’s’ main event.

The team started the night strong with a 2nd place finish in the heat race which put Miller in the invert and started 9th in the main event to once again finish 3rd.

Miller stated, "Our team was able to pick-up where we left off at the end of 2017. The car worked great and after starting 9th in the main event, it felt great to be able to pick my way through the field.”

Teammate, Adam Miller was sidelined after motor problems ended his opening night early during his heat race. Miller commented, “After assessing the situation & working with Tiry Engines & fellow racer Bill Taylor, we will be-able to work with what was left & rebuild.”

The Miller Brothers got this past Saturday night off due to rain but they both will be ready for this week’s special program. This Saturday at the Plymouth Dirt Track the All Star Circuit of Champions owned/operated by NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart will be racing along with the Interstate Racing Association’s 410 Winged Outlaw Sprints (IRA) & the MSA 360’s! We hope you can join us.

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

 

 

Hahn Family Takes Over At Creek County Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (May 14, 2018) Creek County Speedway is under new management. Starting with this Friday's American Sprint Car Series Red River Region special, the track will be managed by the Hahn family for the first time in nearly 17 years.
Creek County Speedway had been leased and managed by Steve Gran for the past five years. A long-time friend of the Hahn family, Steve had been in talks with Creek County Speedway owner, Emmett Hahn, about stepping down for some time.

"Steve had spoken with me several times about things he had going on, and projects that he was needing to get done. This was going to be his last season, but it just got to where he was getting so far behind on his own work and projects that something had to give," explained Emmett.
"In no way are we upset with Steve or his decision to leave. He works with us at Shootout and Chili Bowl and is one of the smartest people I know. To put it bluntly, the man can fix just about anything. I understand completely needing to reprioritize to make sure you're able to take care of family and work obligations."
Creek County Speedway is located between Sapulpa and Kellyville on Hwy. 66. The track was first built by the Hahn family in 1985 as an eighth-mile Micro track, expanded to a fifth-mile in 1989, and set to its current quarter-mile configuration in 1992 as a lead up to the formation of the American Sprint Car Series.
Creek County Speedway will continue to operate weekly on Saturday nights with Champ Sprints, Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Factory Stocks, and Mini Stocks on the card. Normal hours of operation will see gates opening at 5:00 P.M, followed by Hot Laps at 6:30 P.M. Races get underway at 7:00 P.M. Normal admission prices are $10 for adults, $6 for kids 11-14, and free for under the age of 10.
Select special events will continue to take place, including this Friday's Sprint Car event with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products and USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars. Friday, May 18 will open at 5:00 P.M. with Hot Laps at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Admission is $20 with kids 10 and under free into the grandstands.
For more information on Creek County Speedway, including a complete lineup of events and directions, log onto http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co or call (918) 838-3777. The track can also be found on social media at https://www.facebook.com/CreekCountySpeedway/

 

 

Rain washes out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing event

All Stars featuring Tony Stewart on tap next Saturday, May 19

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 13, 2018 – Excessive rain and wet grounds forced the cancellation of the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program on Saturday, May 12 at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth.

This Saturday, May 19 will mark the return of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series to the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds for the first time since 1995 in a co-sanctioned event with the Interstate Racing Association Sprint Car Series.

Former NASCAR Cup champion and All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series owner Tony Stewart will be making his return to Sprint Car competition at Plymouth for the first time since he captured an IRA A-main victory at the third-mile facility in 2013.

In addition, the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Richards' Supper Club & Motel of Dunbar 360 Winged Sprint Cars will be on the card for the all-Sprint Car event.

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

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Brian Brown Produces Second Straight Victory at Knoxville to Highlight Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 13, 2018) - Brian Brown posted his second straight feature triumph at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday when he capped a productive weekend by visiting Victory Lane.

"We've always had a lot of confidence that we had fast race cars, but we were missing the luck," he said. "Now it seems like we're getting a little luck and more momentum. Any time you can combine those you can overcome anything."

Brown started Saturday's show at the half-mile oval by setting quick time during qualifying at a blistering speed. He then advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. That made him the high-points driver entering the 20-lap feature, which had a zero drawn for the inversion.

"We started off the night with the ninth fastest lap in Knoxville history," he said. "That was the fastest I've ever been there. Charlie Garrett Engines love when the air gets like that. Then we got lucky and got a good draw for the A Main. I was able to set sail from the start."

After a lengthy delay following an opening-lap crash, Brown led the distance of the race to pick up his 39th career 410ci winged sprint car win at the track.

"There was a pretty gruesome wreck on the first lap," he said. "You race against these guys and go toe to toe, but you never want to see anyone get hurt. It was good to hear everyone is going to be ok.

"It was a great win for our team and all of our partners. I appreciate Chad, Michael, my dad and everybody who works on the thing. Also, hats off to the Dunkin's and everyone at the track. They could have thrown in the towel and said the weather wasn't good enough, but they wanted to race and hopefully we put on a good show for the fans."

The weekend began last Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., where Brown advanced from fourth to third place during his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com heat race.

"In that ASCS format it's crucial to be on point in the heats to put yourself in position," he said. "We weren't that great in the heat. We don't run the 360 very often and we just missed it, but fortunately it was still good enough to put us starting 11th in the A Main.

"We took a big swing at it and made it a lot better for the feature. That gave us the forward drive and side bite we needed to go from 11 th to second. In the middle of the race we were pretty good. I passed Seth (Bergman) at least one or two times, but I couldn't solidify the spot. It could have played out where we won the race, but he did a good job to get back by and go on to win. Any time you can go 11th to second with those guys it's a good night."

Brown's rally to a runner-up result also garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing, which was postponed from last weekend because of bad weather, before competing at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 2 (11).

May 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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"They are a brand new partner for us this year," Brown said. "They maintain the landscaping at our shop and my house. They do the little things that give us the extra time to work on the race car. I recommend anyone looking for lawn and landscaping in mid-Missouri to give them a call."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

RAIN WASHES OUT INAUGURAL APPEARANCE BY FAST "410" SPRINT SERIES SATURDAY AT SHARON; FREE "FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT" THIS SATURDAY


by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH May 12, 2018 Saturday started off with sunshine and temps in the low 70s at Sharon Speedway. With a decreasing chance of rain, dry evening forecast, and storms staying north, management decided to go on with the show. Rain though formed south of the front mid-afternoon and took a direction path toward Sharon. With teams traveling from all over, management tried to wait out the showers, but after two hours of steady light rain and more rain forming in western Ohio the decision was made to cancel the Menards "Super Series" event featuring the inaugural appearance by the FAST "410" Sprint Car Series.

Coming up this Saturday night, May 19 is the annual "Fan Appreciation Night" presented by QuickLane with FREE grandstand admission for everyone. There will also be an on-track autograph session during intermission with all the drivers and their cars. This will now be the opener for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds, the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, and the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods will return for the second race of their season. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5 and 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. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

The Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Announced for 2018; Each Lucas Oil ESS A-Main to Pay at Least $300 to start!

SYRACUSE, NY – In a major sponsorship announcement, Mach 1 Chassis from Mechanicsburg, Pa. has come aboard as the title sponsor for each A-Main in 2018 for the 35th Anniversary Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). Each full point A-Main will now pay at least $300 to take the green.

It was announced just before the season took the initial green flag that each A-Main was to be $275 to start, now with Mach-1’s backing that has been increased to $300.

“We just have so many great sponsors that help all teams who come to an ESS event and Mach 1 has been a major force over the past few years,” noted ESS President Chuck Miller, “With their help it’s great to know that every team that makes the A-Main with ESS this season will take home at least $300. Racing always will be an expensive sport and we hope this helps just a little bit.”

The $2,000 to win, $300 to start A-Main’s will begin on May 18th and 19th at the Outlaw and Thunder Mountain Speedways. There are also several A-Main’s that will continue to pay more to take the green which includes all events in Quebec which are $500 to start and also the event at Cornwall that pays $325 to take the green.

Mach 1 has also been the title sponsor of Hard Luck Award since 2012 where the recipient receives a complete frame from Mach 1. ESS teams running Mach 1 sprint cars include Matt Tanner, Matt Billings, Jeff Cook, Coleman Gulick, Alex Vigneault, Parker Evans, Tommy Wickham, Dale Gosselin, Yan Bilodeau and more.

The Mach 1 shop in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was recently renovated and features all the latest manufacturing and welding equipment to build top-of-the-line race car chassis and parts. In addition to chassis, Mach 1 fabricates front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, front axles, wing posts, wing trees, as well as repairs chassis by other manufacturers. There’s also a state-of-the-art shock dyno and flow bench to test fuel pumps, fuel systems, and nosels. Please visit www.mach1chassis.com

Jason Barney and Paul Kinney have taken the first two checkered flags for 2018 with Tanner, Gulick, Jonathan Preston, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath, Brett Wright, Billings and several more having strong starts.

Thanks to Mach 1 Chassis, $300 to take the green which adds to the Lucas Oil ESS Tradition of excitement guaranteed!

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

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

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Pinnacle Employee Services, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Prestige Pool and Spa, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 RaceGear, Winters Performance, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

**IT'S SPRINT CAR BANDITS RACE DAY at GRAYSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY** SAT. MAY 12, 8pm. PERFECT WEATHER: 83 & DRY! JUST 35 minutes NE of McKinney TX!

Bells, TX (05/12/18) by DarinShort.com. The newly renovated Grayson County Speedway (GCS) near Bells, Texas (approximately 35 miles NE of McKinney) is a racy ¼ mile bullring, as evidenced by the exciting Sprint Car Bandits series event held there last September.

30-second 2017 SCB rewind: Michael Day would chip away at the feature lead held by Zane Lawrence, and the two would race side-by-side within the tight confines of GCS, with Day squeaking by for the well-deserved feature win that left the GCS fans cheering throughout the victory lane celebration.

Race fans and teams can look forward to reliving last year’s excitement *TONIGHT* Saturday, May 12th, when the winged 360 C.I. sprint cars of the Sprint Car Bandits return to GCS. As was the case in 2017, make sure to get there in time to grab the seat you want...as they will be going fast on race night. The first green flag is set to wave at 8pm.

Grayson County Speedway is located at 171 Busby Lane Bells, Texas 75414. Click www.GCSracing.com for complete track details. You can also email Mark@GCSracing.com or call (903) 892-3157 if you need additional information. Visit www.facebook.com/graysoncountyspeedway for the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

Gates open at 5pm *TONIGHT* Saturday May 12th, with racing at 8pm. Grayson County Speedway divisions will round out the full night of racing; including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, I-Stock, Factory and Economy classes. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out, as in 2017.

Standard SCB posted rules and purse structure are in effect. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee. Sprint car teams not familiar with SCB series rules or structures should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information.

All sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (360 or under) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All SCB legal teams will compete for the same posted purse regardless of C.I. displacement (360 or under).

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes. That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the region, as 70 competed with the series in 2017...and 63 have already raced with the SCB in 2018!

We also highly encourage drivers that have yet to compete in our series to visit with any of the teams that have. It takes just minutes to make a typical winged sprint car SCB rules compliant.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Mary Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 05/03/18:

March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000)

March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000)

March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000)

April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR (Rained out, now July 14)

April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Rained out, now June 30)

April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings $2,000)

May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX (new track construction is still underway, and this event has been moved to Sept. 14)

May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX

May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX

June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX

June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX

June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX

June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

July 7 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Elite Non-Winged Sprints also on event card)

July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR

July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX

August 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX

August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX

August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX

August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX

September 14 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX

September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX

September 29 – SCB Series Championship, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Please make plans to join us for this Sprint Car Bandits series event at Grayson County Speedway Speedway *TONIGHT* May 12th - it's certain to be another wild night of 360 C.I. winged Sprint Car racin’ on the ¼ mile bullring!

 

 

World of Outlaws Triple for Reutzel after Racking Up First All Star Win

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 11, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel had already picked up his first career World of Outlaws feature win to get the season under way.

It didn’t take much longer for Reutzel and Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team to snare a first career All Star Circuit of Champions feature win with a triumph in last Saturday night’s 30-lap feature at Hartford, Ohio’s Sharon Speedway.

Following a Friday night rainout at Lernerville Speedway, the Saturday score put Reutzel atop the All Star championship point charts.

“It’s nice to get these first wins out of the way early,” Reutzel says. “That way I don’t have to think about that any more when we get to the track.”

With the All Stars idle this weekend, Reutzel will take in three nights of World of Outlaws competition including both nights of the WoO portion of Eldora Speedway’s #letsracetwo event on Friday and Saturday before moving on to Haubstadt, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway on Sunday night.

While last Saturday resulted in Reutzel’s second win of the year, the evening started in uncharacteristic fashion for the driver of the Folkens Brothers Tucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car.

“The night started out different,” Reutzel recalls. “We usually start out fast, but we weren’t very good in hot laps and didn’t time all that well.”

In this case though, qualifying third among his group worked to the advantage of the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team.

“It put us on the front row of the heat and we were able to stay there,” Reutzel says. “Then Carson drew us the pole of the Dash.”

Reutzel took full advantage of his young son’s fortuitous draw despite a lack of brakes, winning the Dash to earn the pole position for the feature aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

“We were almost late for the Dash, I got in the car and had no brakes,” Reutzel explains. “There was a hole in a line. Since we started up front we were able to hold on and then get it fixed for the feature.”

Reutzel went on to lead all 30 laps of the feature, though he had to move around throughout the race to secure the $5,000 winner’s share and All Star points lead.

“I jumped out early and was rolling the bottom, but I could feel myself getting slower,” Reutzel says. “Just as I was thinking about moving up the track, I could hear someone out there. A caution came out then and I knew I had to jump up there to the top.”

The top didn’t last for the duration though.

“It only lasted about ten laps, then I moved to the middle of the track to finish it,” Reutzel explains of the winning laps.

“It feels really good to have some speed on these slow and slick tracks,” Reutzel says of the progression of the BRM No. 87 Sprint Car.

This weekend Reutzel makes a return to Eldora Speedway, where he picked up a 360-ci win in his only previous visit in 2016. Sunday’s card will also mark his second start at Tri-State Speedway.

2018 Quick Stats: 15 races, 2 wins, 6 top-fives, 8 top-tens.

Up Next: World of Outlaws Sprint Car at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) on Friday and Saturday and then Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN) on Sunday.

Those unable to catch the action in person can watch live via PPV on www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

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

 

 

Eldora Nights for Sunshine after Plymouth Runner-Up Run

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 11, 2018) – Tyler Courtney added another podium finish in Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car competition by racing to a runner-up finish in last Saturday night’s event at Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway.

“Sunshine” will look to add to not only the podium count but the win count as well as he and the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc Sprint Car team take in the USAC Sprint Car portion of this weekend’s #letsracetwo double at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway.

After timing in fourth at Plymouth Speedway last Saturday, Courtney climbed from fifth to second in heat race action to earn the third starting position in the feature grid.

Courtney gunned into the lead by the fourth round and held a commanding lead when a caution flew at the midway point. Courtney fell back to third soon after but rallied back on the final round to post a runner-up finish.

The second-place run was his third podium finish in six USAC Sprint Car events, keeping him a close third in points going into this weekend’s pair of events at Eldora Speedway.

“Sunshine” finished among the top ten in both nights of USAC action at last year’s #letsracetwo double with finishes of ninth and fifth before finishing out the USAC Silver Crown season later in the year with his first series win atop the high-speed Eldora oval.

2018 Quick Stats: 17 races, 3 wins, 9 top-fives, 10 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) on Friday and Saturday. Those unable to catch the action live can watch via PPV at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

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

 

 

McIntosh Scores First POWRi National Podium Finish

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (May 11, 2018) – It was a fist in what will most assuredly be a long line of many firsts for Cannon McIntosh.

The 15-year-old from Bixby, OK, raced to his first podium finish aboard the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 entry in Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget league competition in last Friday night’s feature event atop Grain Valley, Missouri’s Valley Speedway.

He rounded out the evening by posting an eighth-place finish in his initial non-wing Sprint Car start with the WAR series before finishing off the weekend with another night of Midget and winged Sprint Car action at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night.

McIntosh opened last Friday’s card at Valley Speedway with a heat race win to earn the seventh starting position in the POWRi Midget feature. With the low side the preferred line in the 30-lapper, McIntosh made a late charge to round out the podium in third.

“I found something at the end of the race and got around five cars in about two laps,” McIntosh says.

Making his non-wing Sprint Car debut on the same night, McIntosh climbed a pair of positions to finish fourth in his heat race and then advanced from 12th to eighth for a successful topless debut among a field of 35.

“It was really fun, it was a good way to get started,” McIntosh explains. “It definitely drives a lot different from a winged car.”

After climbing to second in POWRi West Midget League points following Friday’s podium run, things took a bad turn in Saturday’s POWRi Midget outing at Lucas Oil Speedway.

“I had a fast heat, I knew I had to go forward in a hurry,” McIntosh recalls. “I started seventh and was up to fourth on the second lap, I got in hard on the cushion and it dug in.”

The resulting flip caused extensive damage that ended the night and may have the team sidelined temporarily until frame repair allows action to continue.

McIntosh also gained valuable laps in his second winged Sprint Car start in ASCS Regional action.

“It was a learning deal, just getting the feel of how the air works with the car that fast,” McIntosh says. “About midway through the B, I found a good line and we were fast, we were turned the second fastest lap of the race.”

With the driver good to go after Saturday’s wild Lucas Oil Speedway ride but the Midget not is such great condition, McIntosh will likely miss out on Saturday’s scheduled POWRi West outing at Port City Raceway.

Along with RL Hudson and Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the ambitious 2018 slate of events possible includes American Discount, Complete Auto Care, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Sanders and Associates, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Car and Fleet and Infinity Shocks.

2018 Quick Stats: 9 races, 2 top-fives, 5 top-tens.

Up Next: To be determined.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

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

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

 

 

Devils Lake to Host 10 NOSA-Sanctioned Events in 2018

By Mike Spieker

CRARY, N.D. (May 11, 2018) – Devils Lake Speedway and the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints are proud to announce they have partnered to put on 10 NOSA Sprint Car shows at the Crary quarter-mile clay oval.

All events will be co-sanctioned with the Canadian-American Outlaw Sprint Series (CAOSS).

The first event will take place this Saturday, May 12th. Due to the short notice, however, it will not be a NOSA points race; just NOSA co-sanctioned. All remaining events will be NOSA points shows.

New to the 2018 Devils Lake schedule will be the addition of the June 16th date featuring the NOSA Sprints and CAOSS Sprints.

All events will be sponsors by Buffalo Wild Wings. The NOSA Sprints thanks Buffalo Wild Wings for their continued generous support!

Complete NOSA/Devils Lake Speedway Schedule:

May 12th

May 19th

May 26th

June 2nd

June 16th

July 14th

July 21st

August 4th

August 25th

September 1st

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 10

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 252; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 250; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 247; 4. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 227; 5. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 219; 6. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 215; 7. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 208; 8. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 196; 9. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 194; 10. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 192; 11. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, and Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., both 186; 13. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 182; 14. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 181; 16. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 179; 17. Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., 177; 18. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., and Michael Pombo, Fresno, Calif., both 174; 20. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 167.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 227; 2. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 219; 3. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 215; 4. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 208; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 196; 6. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., and Michael Pombo, Fresno, Calif., both 174; 8. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 162; 9. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., and Mauro F. Simone, Fresno, Calif., both 157.

Delaware ­– 1. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 39; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 38; 3. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 37; 4. Tyler Reinhardt, Elmer, N.J., 36; 5. Jon Haegele, Hatboro, Pa., 35; 6. C.J. Faison, Felton, Del., 34; 7. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 33; 8. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 32; 9. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 31; 10. Zachary Burd, Lumberton, N.J., 29.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, and Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, both 76; 3. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 70; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, and Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, each 69; 7. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 68; 8. Koddy Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 35; 9. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, and Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., both 33.

Louisiana – 1. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 40; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 39; 3. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 38; 4. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 37; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 36; 6. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 35; 7. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 33; 8. Mike Gabriel, Winnie, Texas, 31; 9. Christopher Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 28; 10. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 27.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 111; 2. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 108; 3. Chad Jarrett, Savannah, Mo., 94; 4. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 64; 5. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 38; 6. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 37; 7. Kade Hagans, LaCrosse, Kan., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 36; 9. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 35; 10. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 34.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 106; 2. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 99; 3. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 98; 4. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 97; 5. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 92; 6. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 91; 7. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., and Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., both 86; 9. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., and Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., both 85.

New Jersey – 1. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 39; 2. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 37; 3. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 36; 4. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 35; 5. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 34; 6. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 33; 7. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 32; 8. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 31; 9. C.J. Faison, Felton, Del., 30; 10. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 29.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 192; 2. Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., 177; 3. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 167; 4. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 152; 5. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 150; 6. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., 149; 7. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 147; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 125; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 124; 10. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 120.

Pennsylvania – 1. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 179; 2. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 154; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 148; 4. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 142; 5. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 131; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 114; 7. Darren Miller, Marietta, Pa., 113; 8. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 100; 9. Jonathon Jones, Irvona, Pa., 99; 10. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 98.

South Carolina – 1. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 40; 2. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 39; 3. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 38; 4. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 37; 5. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C, 36; 6. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 35; 7. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 34; 8. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 33; 9. George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., 32; 10. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 31.

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 111; 2. Nate Eakin, Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., both 109; 4. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 98; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 97; 6. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa, and Michael Stegenga, Sioux Falls, S.D., both 90; 8. J.D. Hommes, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 88; 9. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 80; 10. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 75.

Texas – 1. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 160; 2. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 153; 3. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, and Lucas Scherb, Decatur, Texas, both 139; 5. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 137; 6. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 127; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 122; 8. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 119; 9. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, and Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, both 118.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 73; 2. Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va., 69; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., and Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., both 67; 5. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 40; 6. Michael Keeton, Doswell, Va., 39; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 38; 8. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 37; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 36; 10. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 33.

 

 

MIDWEST MADNESS SATURDAY AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY

Haubstadt, IN - May 10, 2018 - Saturday night May 12th Tri-State Speedway will be presenting the 2018 ultra live edition of �Midwest Madness.� The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will share the billing with the Morrow Brothers Ford Midwest Open Wheel Association. The result can only be described as the ultimate in Sprint Car experience Midwestern style.

Fans will see a doubleheader program paying homage to the more traditional MSCS non-wing sprint cars and welcoming the high flying MOWA winged sprints. Both are powered by 410 cubic inch engines that will be turning the quarter mile Haubstadt, IN, track in the 12 or 13 seconds range.

MSCS and MOWA will compete in separate complete programs which includes preliminaries capped by the feature events. The MSCS feature will pay $2,500 to win! With some added preparation the more versatile drivers could consider racing with both racing series on Saturday. Another option would be to try their hand Sunday when the World of Outlaws are scheduled to return to Haubstadt to make-up their rained out April event. It should be an interesting weekend for fans and race teams!

Everyone is reminded that the racing both nights will follow a different time line than normal. The pit gate will open at 2 o�clock in the afternoon. The grandstands will open at 2:30 Central Daylight Time. Warm ups begin at 5 o�clock. The MSCS pill draw usually closes 45 minutes before group qualifying. Racing will follow at 6:30 P.M. Fans should plan to arrive extra early so as to not miss any of the action. The speedway management will be on target to get everyone out and on the way home early in the face of the work week ahead.

The MSCS Series has completed two of the three races scheduled this spring. There are still 16 races left on the 2018 schedule. There are 35 licensed drivers and a total of 40 drivers have seen action. This weekend could be the first opportunity for other drivers to compete. Temporary permits to race will be available. The opportunity to race and be competitive certainly exists! Carson Short was the winner at the �Midwest Madness� event last year.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series Points Title Chase is underway. The tip top of the standings has not changed this year. Kevin Thomas Jr. has won both features held and also his heat race both nights. Thus far he has been invincible. The next five drivers in the standings are Robert Ballou, Carson Short, Brandon Mattox, Donny Brackett, and Aric Gentry.

Racing is a sport of opportunity. Drivers have been frequenting Tri-State Speedway for over 60 years. The speedway will be hosting MSCS sprint car racing nine times this season. This is the first of the six races that are not also co-sanctioned. The welcome mat is out as usual and it promises to be checkered for someone!

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

 

 

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY GOING GREEN TWICE THE WEEKEND OF MAY 12 and 13

Haubstadt, IN - May 10, 2018 - Tri-State Speedway will be one active location this weekend. There will be racing at the track on both Saturday and Sunday night. The MSCS Sprints and MOWA Wing Sprints will circle the quarter mile Saturday the 12th in two separate programs. Then on Sunday the 13th the WoO Sprints will return to the track in a third attempt to get this annual appearance in. The Outlaws were rained out twice at Haubstadt on consecutive weekends in April. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will be racing on Sunday night�s program. Two divisions each night!

The �Midwest Madness� program Saturday night is designed to be the attraction of attractions for all sprint car fans. Each field of sprints assembled will provide the non- wing or winged excitement certain fans prefer and then kick in a bonus of additional racing based on the other style. The Tri-State Speedway dirt will be a battleground. It will be wheel to wheel and wing to wing all evening!

Then Sunday night the Outlaws will bring the �Greatest Show on Dirt� to the Class Track one more time. Campers can stay over to be joined by others incoming for the Sunday night�s big production. Racing is set to get underway earlier than usual each night. Check event times carefully in planning arrivals. Warm-ups are at 5 o�clock C.D.T. Thanks to Mother Nature race fans will have one exciting doubleheader weekend ahead.

A lot of different drivers will be at the track during the two days. With the right opportunity some may be able to race in more than one division the same night or race both nights. Having a winged sprint car might provide the best opportunity to pull double duty. For example Carson Short ran both features on Saturday last season and then raced Sunday too.

The point leader prior to this next weekend�s racing is Kevin Thomas Jr. in the Midwest Sprint Car Series. The other top five drivers include Robert Ballou, Carson Short, Brandon Mattox, and Donny Brackett. A busy Saturday night across the Midwest will have drivers looking for the best opportunities. The MSCS feature Saturday will pay $2,500 to win and $200 to start. Scotty Thiel was a recent feature winner in the MOWA series in Illinois. Parker-Price Miller won last year�s Tri-State MOWA Madness event over Brad Loyet.

Donny Schatz sits atop the World of Outlaw standings heading to Eldora Speedway for races this Friday and Saturday. Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, Shane Stewart, and David Gravel are next closest in the WoO points chase. Schatz�s 80 point lead has been boosted by 6 feature wins.

Veteran Dave Beck captured the only modified feature held so far at Tri-State Speedway this season. A good car count on a recent April Saturday could increase even more on a Sunday night. With the earlier starting times it will be early in and early out!

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

Brown and Bergman Capture Victories to Lead the Way for Team ILP During Last Week

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 11, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions clients Brian Brown and Seth Bergman recorded feature victories to highlight the last week of action for Team ILP.

Brown scored his first triumph of the season on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He also maneuvered from 11th to second place on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

Bergman garnered his third triumph of the season on Thursday when he made a late-race move to win the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event at Lakeside Speedway. He also registered a fifth-place finish last Saturday during the Battle of the Groves finale at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top-five finish include:

Dominic Scelzi maneuvered to a runner-up result on Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

Trey Starks earned his career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com finish with a second-place outing on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Big Game Motorsports pilot Kerry Madsen placed third on Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and fourth on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

Brandon Hanks netted his first podium finish of the season with a third-place run on Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo.

Jack Dover finished fourth on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints, fifth on Saturday at Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and fourth on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway with the ASCS National Tour.

Chris Andrews recorded a fourth-place result on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics.

CH Motorsports driver Rob Chaney charged from 16th to fifth on Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

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

2018 FEATURE WINNERS -

Seth Bergman - 3 (Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on Feb. 24; Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 6 and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on May 10); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 14 and Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on April 28); Jamie Ball - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 13); Brian Brown - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 5); and Jordon Mallett - 1 (I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., on April 21)

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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Vermeer Iowa vs. Iowa State Night

Join us for Vermeer Iowa vs. Iowa State Night this Saturday!

Wear your favorite school's colors and vote for which school - Iowa or Iowa State - should have its flag fly over Knoxville Raceway all season!

To vote, simply make a monetary donation - NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL - in any of the buckets around the track that have your school's logo on them. At the end of the night, the school with the most donations, WINS!

All donations made to Iowa will go to the Stead Family Children's Hospital. All donations made to Iowa State will go the school's general scholarship fund.

Drivers Brian Brown and McKenna Haase will also be raising money - and votes - for their schools of choice - Mizzou and Drake University, respectively. Vermeer is Hiring!

Our partners at Vermeer are HIRING!

The Vermeer Talent Team will be at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night to talk to you about how you can join their team.

Try out their simulator for a chance to win pace car rides, too! For more information visit: Vermeer Careers online. Kyle Larson Autograph Session for Nationals and Kansas Ticket Holders ONLY!

NASCAR star, Knoxville Raceway feature winner AND new Dad Kyle Larson is rewarding fans of both pavement AND dirt racing!

If you're attending the NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway this Saturday, May 12, show your Kansas Speedway NASCAR Cup Series ticket AND your Knoxville Nationals ticket at the Knoxville Raceway booth to get a wristband to attend an exclusive autograph session with Larson.

E-mail confirmation of your Knoxville Nationals ticket purchase can also be shown.

Wristband must be obtained at the Knoxville Raceway booth at Kansas Speedway prior to 3pm on Saturday, May 12. The autograph session will be held at the Knoxville Raceway booth at 3:40pm, Saturday May 12. The Knoxville Raceway booth is located behind the front grandstands near the Chevrolet display.

The Knoxville Raceway iRacing Simulator will also be there, so stop by and try your hand at racing the big, famous dirt 1/2-mile!

For any questions, please contact Kendra Jacobs at KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com. Checkered Flag Concessions - New Food Option Each Week!

For the rest of May, our partners at Checkered Flag Concessions will be offering a new food option to fans. The tentative menu is as follows:

May 12 - Brisket Sandwich

May 19 - Gyros

May 26 - Brats First JR Fan Club Event of 2018!

The first Jr. Fan Club Party of 2018 is next Saturday, May 19! The party starts at 5:30pm in Dyer-Hudson Hall behind the front grandstands. Check in for the party will begin at 5pm.

Join us for Casey's Pizza, pop, water, driver appearances and autograph sessions and more! Four members' names will be drawn to get a pace truck ride! And one lucky member's name will be drawn to join the winners in Victory Lane!

Members: Make sure to have your membership cards!

If your child hasn't yet signed up for the Jr. Fan Club, you can do so this Saturday at the KRCO booth under the grandstands.

 

 

Trenca Earns First Top-10 Result of the Season at Land of Legends Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (May 10, 2018) - Joe Trenca recorded his first top-10 finish of the season last Saturday during a Patriot Sprint Tour event at Land of Legends Raceway.

The Mucci Motorsports driver opened the night by advancing from seventh to fourth place in a heat race. A runner-up result in the dash lined Trenca up on the inside of the sixth row for the A Main.

"We got right into the top 10 and ran there the whole race," he said. "About fifth through ninth were right there close battling throughout the race. I'd have liked to see the feature be a few more laps because we all ran down cars in the top five in traffic. It was a lot of fun."

Trenca posted a ninth-place result, which was his best finish at the track since August 2016 when he ended eighth.

Last weekend began on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where Trenca soaked up as much as he could during the 410ci winged sprint car show. He placed sixth in a heat race before finishing 19 th in the main event.

"We learned a lot and that was the whole mission of racing at Williams Grove," he said. "It's a challenging track and we don't have a lot of laps there so it's important that we get more seat time and learn every time we hit the track."

Trenca is slated to race in the 410 class at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., this Friday before joining the Patriot Sprint Tour on Saturday at Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y. It will be his debut at Lernerville Speedway. Trenca placed a career-best seventh at Woodhull Raceway last season.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 19 (18).

May 5 - Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y. - Heat race: 4 (7); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., and Saturday at Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid Country Machinery

Mid Country Machinery has an extensive inventory of new equipment and also high-quality,late model used equipment. The company proudly represents the Kobelco, Kawasaki, JLG, Atlas Copco Powercrusher and SkyTrak lines of equipment. In addition, it also carries inventory from industry leading names such as Caterpillar, John Deere and many others.

Mid Country Machinery offers an extensive selection of equipment such as backhoes, dozers, excavators, manlifts, loaders, forklifts, crushing and screening equipment and much more. In addition, Mid Country Machinery specializes in and offers a wide variety of crushing, paving, and concrete equipment. For more information, visit http://www.MidCountry.com.

"I want to thank Mid Country Machinery for their partnership and what they've done for us," Trenca said. "I'm looking forward to growing mutually with them and taking Mid Country Machinery to Victory Lane."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic Coverage Kicks Off Weekend for RacinBoys

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 10, 2018) - The next event for the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is Thursday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com visits Lakeside Speedway for the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic.

RacinBoys offers free, live audio throughout the event with live video of the A Main to premium members of the RacinBoys website.

The marquee event leads into the weekend for RacinBoys, which hosts PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group on Friday and Saturday. The free, live show provides in-depth coverage of grass-roots racing.

The focus of the show, which airs on RacinBoys's website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, is to provide instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos from races across the country.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group will cover the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., this Saturday along with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and USAC national sprint car races in Ohio as well as other marquee series and track events from coast to coast this weekend.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

While the show is free to watch, RacinBoys will continue to operate its unique premium membership to its website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil NOW600 National Micro Series, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Final Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA Showdown for 2018 is at 81 Speedway’s SPRINT CAR MAYNIA – May 26th & 27th!

Don’t forget: our next SCB event is THIS SATURDAY at Grayson County Speedway! Details are posted on our website and Facebook pages.

Mesquite, TX (05/10/18) by DarinShort.com. The Texas-based 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) makes its series debut in Kansas at the prestigious 3/8-mile oval of 81 Speedway on Saturday, May 26th and May 27th during SPRINT CAR MAYNIA. Each event will pay $2,000 to the feature winners and pays down generously to $300 to start each event. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no driver entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee.

The Sprint Car Bandits will co-sanction this event with the NCRA Sprint Car Series, forming the final Showdown between the two series in 2018. On April 28th the two series squared off at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in exciting event, that left fans commenting for days how much they enjoyed the racing program.

Blended rules are again in effect for the Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA Sprints at the Sprint Car Maynia event at 81 Speedway. Note that these are the same car rules that were in effect at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on April 28th:

No tire bleeders, 1,500# weight rule, manual wing slider. RR tire Hoosier 105 ASCS medium or 104 Racesaver. LR, Hoosier 92 stamped tire size. Must be Racesaver/RD12 or harder. Tire grooving/siping is ok. No front tire rule. No top wing angle rule in effect for this event. Mufflers are optional. Teams choose dzus or bolted wheel covers. Must run same tires in the feature that were run in the heat race. Note this rule may be adjusted if an extreme tire wear issue develops (which is a standard SBC rule as it is). 150 SCB bonus points per team for this event will be awarded, plus, the regular SCB points you end up earning nightly. This points doesn’t apply to NCRA series points, this is regarding SCB points only. All other Sprint Car Bandits Rules in effect see www.SprintCarBandits.com and for any other questions or call Steve at 469-474-8234.

81 Speedway is located at 7700 N. Broadway in Park City, KS 67219 (which is a northern suburb of Wichita). The track phone number is 316-755-1781. Visit www.race81speedway.com for the track website and all details, such as ticket pricing and start times.

Besides a complete racing program of heats and features for the Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA Sprint Series nightly, Saturday May 26th will also include the NCRA Modified series and Mod Lite series. Sunday May 27th will conclude Sprint Car Maynia with the OCRS Sprint Car Series and the URSS Sprint Series…making for a triple-header of sprint car features!

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Mary Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and visit www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits where you can connect with SCB on Facebook. Go to www.raceNCRA.com and you can get up to speed on all the happenings with the National Championship Racing Association.

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 05/03/18:

March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000)

March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000)

March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000)

April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR (Rained out, now July 14)

April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Rained out, now June 30)

April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings $2,000)

May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX (new track construction is still underway, and this event has been moved to Sept. 14)

May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX

May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX

June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX

June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX

June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX

June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

July 7 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Elite Non-Winged Sprints also on event card)

July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR

July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX

August 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX

August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX

August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX

August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX

September 14 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX

September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX

September 29 – SCB Series Championship, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Top 20 in Sprint Car Bandits points, as of 5/10/18:

Points: Driver: City: Car#:

659 Michael Day Greenville, TX 2

605 Michael Lang Mesquite, TX 14

575 Colby Estes Mansfield, TX 72

522 Dalton Stevens Scurry, TX 99X

374 Chance McCrary Farmersville, TX 13M

344 Dale Wester Ovilla, TX 12W

340 DJ Estes Burleson, TX 74

314 Tyson Hall Diana, TX 5X

300 Danny Jennings Norman, OK 1J

300 Josh McCord Bossier City, LA 9

292 Jeremy Campbell Goddard, KS 10C

285 Don Droud, Jr Liberal, KS 1X

279 Junior Jenkins Greenville, TX 23J

275 JD Johnson Wichita, KS 98

269 Fred Mattox Drumright, OK 26M

266 Jake Greider Haysville, KS 20G

263 Jeff Stasa Kingman, KS 91

260 JR Topper St Joseph, MO 92J

258 Ray Seemann Jetmore, KS 88

258 Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA 23

Please make plans to join us for this special Memorial Day weekend of racing with the Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA Sprint Series – at one of the premier racing facilities of the Midwest, 81 Speedway in Park City, KS!

 

 

GWR Sends Well Wishes and Support to House Driver Marcus Thomas

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- Those times when the reality of racing being a dangerous sport simply can’t be described than anything else besides numbing. When one of your own goes down the world seems to stop and your heart seems to skip a beat.

Saturday night in Louisiana, Marcus Thomas was involved in a mild heat race flip that turned ugly and left Thomas severely injured in his racecar. Air lifted Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA, Thomas underwent surgery that went extremely well repairing a broken C6 Vertebrae, and got him back home in Texas where he now has a long road of recovery in front of him.

In just his third year behind the wheel of a full sized sprint car, the 28-year-old from Texas who has dreams of racing fulltime spends his weeks running his own Wildlife Taxidermy business.

Finding success in Texas, as well as with GWR in California, Thomas was hot winning two races in a row. While racing is passion of his and everyone that surrounds him the focus is now on getting Thomas back to 100% and help him down the road to recovery.

In just a few short days the racing community as stepped up in big ways with both emotional and financial support including CSI Shocks donating a percentage of their sales to Thomas.

Another unique way to support Thomas is to take part in the raffle for the GWR House Car that Thomas recently won in at Bakersfield Speedway. The car will come as a roller as well as with some other goodies. For those looking to get involved with the raffle, or to help in another way please reach out to GWR owner, Tim Williams at 916-910-5064.

GWR would like to thank Speedway Motors, CS9, System1, F&J Schott Trucking, Hoosier, Simpson, ButlerBuilt, Capitol Renegade, David Williams Welding, Petersen Media, Fagundes Auto Body, Blanchard Dozing, and Willwood Brakes for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: GWR will return to racing on Saturday night in Hanford, CA with Jacob Pacheco and Eric Correia in action.

STAY CONNECTED: Follow along with GW Racing on Instagram by following @gwracing_95, Like GWRacing_95 on Facebook, and follow @GWR_95 on Twitter.

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING SET FOR THREE BIG NIGHTS OF RACING IN THE MIDWEST

TRIPLE DUTY WEEKEND: The Kyle Larson Racing team rolls into the Midwest this week for three nights of competition with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Shane Stewart will compete in the #LetsRaceTwo two-day event at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Friday and Saturday, followed by the previously twice rain delayed event at Tri-State State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday.

NEW COLORS: The KLR No. 2 will have a new look when it hits the track Friday at Eldora Speedway. Now featured will be long-time KLR partner, ENEOS. In addition to the new colors, the team is now running ENEOS RACING PRO 10W-50 Motor Oil in all of their engines.

ENEOS PRO 10W-50: ENEOS RACING PRO Motor Oil was developed for extreme racing conditions, providing high oxidation and temperature stability while preventing sludge build-up. The unique formulation unlocks superior horsepower at higher temperatures while protecting critical engine components. Unique Mo-DTC and ZDDP additives optimally blended help offer superior lubrication, power and protection at a wider range of temperatures than most racing oils. With RACING PRO 10W-50, the 50:50 Ester mix provides exceptional wear protection, extra high horsepower, and further anti-oxidation stability.

#LETSRACETWO: The World of Outlaws make their first of four visits this season to Eldora Speedway for two huge nights of racing and will be joined by the USAC National Sprint Cars. Stewart and KLR have been very successful at the historic high-banked half-mile since the team's inception in 2014. They've amassed 14 top-10s, 10 top-five finishes and four wins including a sweep of the 2015 Kings Royal and earning the team's very first win in May of 2014.

HAUBSTADT HISTORY: In three starts at Tri-State Speedway with Kyle Larson Racing, Stewart has earned one quick-time, two top-10s and one top-five finish. The team's best result came last May, when the pilot of the No. 2 started 12th in the 40-lap feature and charged forward to finish in fourth-place, earning the KSE Hard Charger Award. Stewart also has one win at the quarter-mile with MOWA in June of 2013.

RACE INFORMATION: Tickets and information for Friday and Saturday's #LetsRaceTwo events at Eldora Speedway are available here and information on Sunday's race at Tri-State Speedway is available here. All three races are available with live audio and video on DIRTVision.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson. The 25-year-old welcomed his second child with fiancée, Katelyn Sweet, daughter Audrey Layne Larson early Monday morning. He will be competing at Kansas Speedway for the KC Masterpiece 400 Saturday night. The Elk Grove, Calif., native has two top-five finishes at the 1.5-mile track, with a runner-up score in 2014.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., and crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, and Howard Johnson Lima for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

PST Weekly Roundup: Barney Victorious at LoLR, Woodhull Up Next

By Curtis Berleue (Sodus, NY) | Last weekend saw the first competitive laps of the 2018 season for the Patriot Sprint Tour, with 39 cars signed in at the Land of Legends Raceway (formerly Canandaigua Motorsports Park). Racin’ Jason Barney took home top honors over Bryan Howland and Chuck Hebing.

As only one event has been contested thus far in 2018, the point standings mirror the results from the Land of Legends Raceway – Jason Barney leads Howland, Hebing, Steve Poirier and Dylan Westbrook to round out the top 5.

This weekend, the Patriot Sprint Tour will travel to the highbanks of the Woodhull Raceway for the first of two visits scheduled for 2018. There have been 19 Patriot Sprint Tour events held at the Steuben county oval, dating back to September 1st of 2007 where Chuck Hebing picked up the win.

Hebing also holds the most wins in Patriot Sprint Tour competition at Woodhull with 6 victories, though his most recent triumph was nearly four years ago coming on July 26th of 2014. The most recent A-Main held went to Bryan Howland, who was followed across the line by Kyle Drum and Steve Collins.

Pit gates will open on Saturday at 3:30pm, with grandstands opening to the public at 4:30pm and racing action starting promptly at 6:30pm. Adult general admission will be $18 for ages 13 and up, seniors and students aged 8-12 will be admitted for just $10 and children under 8 are free. Pit admission is set at $40.

A special PST driver autograph session will be held from 4:30 until just after 5pm at the PST merchandise trailer behind the grandstands.

For the latest news and information on the Patriot Sprint Tour, and for more information on this weekends event, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com and www.WoodhullRaceway.com.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

 

 

Grand season for worlds’ oldest Speedcar/Midget club.

The Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association (VSDA) is the worlds’ oldest Speedcar (midget) racing club and the 2017/2018 season was another highly successful season for the octagonerian organisation.

Members of the storied club had highly successful seasons and the club can rightly lay claim to its members winning many of the country’s biggest titles.

Second generation racer Travis “Squizzy” Mills despite cutting back on his racing in recent seasons, brought home the bacon by winning the keenly contested Diamond Air Speedcar Super Series contested across numerous states.

“Obviously it feels really good to achieve what we set out to do – and that was to win the series. We were happy we had a consistent run all the way through,” Travis explained.

Mills added his name alongside 5 time series champion Victorian Mark Brown amongst others.

Speaking of the Brown family, Marks’ 17 year old son Kaidon pulled off a stunning result becoming the youngest ever winner of the Australian Speedcar Championship and finally securing the crown for a family that goes four generations deep in Speedcar and Speedway racing. Brown was driving the V97 machine fettled by his Grandfather, Victorian Ace from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s, Rob Brown.

Another 2nd generation Victorian racer in Joe Lostitch won his second consecutive 6 Crown Series after traversing this large brown continent successfully.

The 73rd Victorian Speedcar Championship, which dates back to the 1934/35 season at Melbourne’s Olympic Park was taken out for the 2nd time by Travis Mills. Mills’ win placed him as a two time winner alongside his legendary father John.

Another of the Nation’s premier Speedcar events is the Beasley memorial and this years’ event fell to Dayne Kingshott in the V21.

Locally the club continued to grow and shine with a swathe of multigenerational racers making their speedcar debuts with some awesome results.

Dillon Ghent headed the list of impressive newcomers by winning the 2nd annual Skips race and also the club’s driver’s championship. Never before in the long history of the club has a rookie racer achieved this feat. Ghent also nearly snagged the Avalon track Championship and would have on the final night except for an engine that would intermittently decide not to run cleanly.

Chris Nankiville and Toby “Sparkles” Smith, both 3rd generation racers, had solid rookie seasons with top 5 results.

Locally, it was a very even season with Ash Booker, Justin McMinn, Nick Parker and multi-generational racers in Andy Pearce and Harley Bishop also scoring wins.

Additional highlights included McMinn winning the Avalon track championship as well as qualifying into the Sydney City 50 lapper A-Main at Valvoline Raceway with young Brown and Mills. What is impressive about this is that there were over 60 drivers contesting the event including 2 top rated Americans and a dozen hot Kiwi’s and out of the Victorian trio McMinn had absolutely no previous experience at the Sydney track – a track that massively favours local knowledge and experience.

And finally 2 Victorian cars, the V97 of Kaidon Brown and the V21 of Dayne Kingshott were both invited over to the land of the long white cloud and super competitive Speedcars to be part of the annual Tri-Nations series – New Zealand’s biggest speedway series of the year.

“This season has been brilliant in the quality of our drivers, teams and events and also the depth and promise shown by the new drivers and the trio of 2nd or 3rd generation drivers that joined us as standout rookies,” stated hard working club president Tim Fisher.

“So many of our racers had a shot at making victory lane, some did, some didn’t, but it was all great racing and it all looks really promising for the future,” Fisher continued enthusiastically and proudly.

The VSDA also wish to sincerely thank all of its sponsors, teams, supporters and fans for another great season with the worlds’ oldest speedcar club.

 

 

NOSA’s 25th Season Kicks Off Friday at River Cities

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 10, 2018) – This Friday night the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association will open its 25th anniversary season. It’s only fitting that the season kicks off at the track that has been the Friday night home of the series since its inception in 1994; River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

There is always excitement and anticipation surrounding each opening night, but the anxiousness seems to be at a new level this year.

NEWS & NOTES:

Mark Dobmeier, the series’ all-time wins leader, will be aboard a family-owned No. 13 for the first time in over a decade. He seems to have all the pieces in place with backing from Buffalo Wild Wings and Lustra Motorsports, but will that translate to speed their first night out?

Wade Nygaard, entering his 28th year behind the wheel of a Sprint Car, has turned the most laps out of any other NOSA driver so far this year. Nygaard is coming off a top 10 finish at the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals at Park Jefferson Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. The Nygaard/Mullen Motorsports team will look to continue that momentum in their first race of 2018 with a 410 powerplant under the hood.

In 2017, Austin Pierce racked up an impressive 14 podium finishes at River Cities en route to his second career River Cities and NOSA series championships. Pierce, along with Jordan Adams, turned some heads a couple weeks ago at the Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. The No. 2A crew will look for a solid start on Friday to begin their title defense.

Fresh off a feature win with the MSTS 360s last Saturday night at Wagner (SD) Speedway, Thomas Kennedy will look to go back-to-back on Friday. Kennedy, who will also be sporting Buffalo Wild Wings colors this season, has been fast in a 360 all year to this point. Friday will also mark Kennedy’s first run of the season with a 410.

The youth movement of the NOSA Sprints continues. Fifteen-year-old Brendan Mullen will be making his NOSA debut this Friday night. Mullen, of Grand Forks, will be fielding a second Nygaard/Mullen Motorsports entry in the One-Hour Heating & Cooling No. 11M. Mullen ran with the Northern Lightning Sprint Association in 2017, claiming four wins with the series.

Everyone with the NOSA Sprints would like to congratulate Todd Mack and Doug Howells on being inducted to the Jackson Racing Hall of Fame this Saturday! Mack drove the Howells-owned No. 4 to a Jackson Unlimited Sprint Car championship in 1985.

Racing on Friday night kicks off at 7pm. For more information, visit rivercitiesspeedway.com.

NOSA NOTEBOOK:

Previous NOSA Season Opener Winners:

May 6, 1994: Donny Schatz - Grand Forks Speedway (Now River Cities Speedway)

May 5, 1995: Todd Mack Grand Forks Speedway

May 24, 1996: Donny Schatz Grand Forks Speedway

May 30, 1997: Lou Kennedy Jr. Grand Forks Speedway

May 1, 1998: Brad Pake Grand Forks Speedway

May 1, 1999: Wade Nygaard Victory Lane Speedway (Now Red River Co-op Speedway)

April 28, 2000: Lou Kennedy Jr. River Cities Speedway

April 27, 2001: Bob Martin River Cities Speedway

May 10, 2002: Wade Nygaard River Cities Speedway

April 25, 2003: Mark Dobmeier River Cities Speedway

May 7, 2004: Mark Dobmeier River Cities Speedway

May 6, 2005: Mark Dobmeier River Cities Speedway

May 7, 2006: Mark Domeier River Cities Speedway

May 4, 2007: Lou Kennedy Jr. River Cities Speedway

May 16, 2008: Mark Dobmeier River Cities Speedway

May 17, 2009: Mark Dobmeier Nodak Speedway

April 23, 2010: Mark Dobmeier River Cities Speedway

May 6, 2011: Casey Mack River Cities Speedway

May 4, 2012: Mark Dobmeier River Cities Speedway

May 17, 2013: Mark Dobmeier River Cities Speedway

May 16, 2014: Mark Dobmeier River Cities Speedway

May 8, 2015: Wade Nygaard River Cities Speedway

April 29, 2016: Wade Nygaard River Cities Speedway

May 5, 2017: Mark Dobmeier River Cities Speedway


 

 

J&J AUTO RACING LOCKS UP EIGHT VICTORIES Schatz, Grosz, Drueke, Mead, Seavey, Vandervere, Houseman, Jr., & Gaylord Post Wins

McKENZIE, Tenn. (May 10, 2018) – The first weekend in May proved to be fruitful for J&J Auto Racing's winged sprint car contingent as eight drivers found their way to victory lane. With nearly 50 wins in just four months of racing, the McKenzie, Tenn., chassis manufacturer is off to a fast start.

Nine-time and defending World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion, Donny Schatz, set the tone for the weekend with a win at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 4 in the series first return to the track in 11 years. The win was Schatz's tenth of the 2018 season and his sixth with the WoO Series for the year.

Lee Grosz bested the field in Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) competition at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on May 4 to put his name on the J&J Auto Racing winner's board. Grosz's victory in the 360ci winged sprint car series was his first of the year. He was followed to the line by fellow J&J Auto Racing driver Eric Lutz who finished fifth.

Tyler Drueke earned his second victory of the year in 305ci IMCA RaceSaver winged sprint car competition at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on May 4. Drueke swept the evening as he won both his heat race and the feature event in commanding fashion.

Mike Houseman, Jr., also scored a IMCA 305ci RaceSaver win over the weekend as he picked up the victory at Boone (Iowa) Speedway on May 5.

Boston Mead won his first career 410ci winged sprint car race at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on May 5. Mead bided his time in a caution-filled feature event and avoided several mishaps en route to the win.

Logan Seavey picked up a 360ci winged sprint car win in ASCS Red River Series competition on May 5 at the series' flagship track, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., to post his first victory of the season.

Matt Vandervere drove past a stout Interstate Racing Association (IRA) series field at Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway on May 5 to round out Saturday's win streak for J&J Auto Racing.

On Sunday, May 6, Brayden Gaylord put an exclamation point on the weekend with a 305ci winged sprint car victory at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways to cap-off a stellar week of racing. The win was Gaylord's second of the 2018 season.

For a complete list of J&J Auto Racing winners, please visit http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=Winners.

The McKenzie, Tenn., based shop is currently taking orders for 2018. Teams can contact the shop by calling 1-800-526-5406 or by emailing jjautoracing@bellsouth.net, or by ordering from numerous J&J Auto Racing dealers in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

For a list of North American based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=usa

For a list of Australian based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=aus

For a list of New Zealand based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=nz

J&J Auto Racing will also expand its social media presence in 2018, as fans can now keep up with the manufacturer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow J&J Auto Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JJAutoRacing, on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and Instagram @jj_auto_racing. Announcements regarding promotional contests and new products will be released as plans come to fruition.

 

 

Pierce Returns to Action with NOSA Sprints After Strong Run in Ohio

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 9, 2018) – After having the last two weeks off, the Austin Pierce Racing team will return to the track this Friday night at River Cities Speedway with the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA).

Austin comes into the local season as the defending NOSA and River Cities Speedway champion after picking up both titles for the second time in his career. Despite that, points might be the last thing on Austin’s mind this early in the season. The driver of the Opp Construction / Lithia Ford No. 2A is focused on racking up wins in 2018, rather than points.

Friday will serve as the season opener for both River Cities Speedway and the NOSA tour. Austin had a solid record at the three-tenths mile clay oval last year, picking up three wins and an impressive 14 podium finishes.

After competing at one of the biggest Sprint Car events of the year, Austin and the crew feel confident entering the weekend.

RECAP: Austin made his season debut at Mansfield Motor Speedway’s inaugural Sprint Car World Championship on April 27th and 28th. The weekend got off to a weird start on Friday night. Rain delayed the start of the program by over two hours. When it came time for time trials, Austin went out early, and felt as though he laid down two solid laps. He was later notified, however, that his transponder did not record his lap times even though it was working during hot laps.

He was forced to requalify after a total of about 40 cars had hit the track on a much slicker racing surface, hurting his lap time.

Once the racing got underway, though, everything returned to normal. Austin advanced into the fourth and final transfer spot from the sixth starting position in his heat.

“In the A-main, we started 14th and got up to 10th,” said Austin. “I hit a pretty big rut and it stood the front end straight in the air and I thought we broke something when it came back down. It took me a lap or so to figure out the car was still in working order, but by then we had fallen towards the back again. It was still a pretty good night for our team.”

On Saturday, Austin finished sixth in his heat, where just the winner advanced. From there, he went on to finish sixth in the B-main, with only the top two going to the A-main.

“It was a fun weekend, overall,” continued Austin. “I have to thank my crew guys, Lee and Kyle Kozel and Matt Bakken for taking the time off work to make the trip to Ohio.”

The entire APR crew would like to thank their sponsors for their continued support!

Opp Construction
Lithia Ford Lincoln of Grand Forks
Highland Excavating
Dahlstrom Motors Inc.
Bun Lounge
Invision Ag
Auggie’s Flying Service
AJ’s Sandblasting & Painting
Solem Farms
Vollrath Farms
Hillesland Farms
Elite Pole Buildings LLP
Grand Forks Abstract & Title (GFabstract.com)
Adams Marketing Promotions
1st Realty
Ostrich Racing Engines
EMi - Eagle Motorsports, Schnee, Henchcraft, Stallard

 

 

Kennedy Races to Second Win of 2018 at Wagner Speedway

By Spieker Promotions

WAGNER, South Dakota (May 8, 2018) – After a somewhat disappointing South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals two weekends ago, Thomas Kennedy bounced back this past weekend in a big way. The driver of the Kennedy Floorings / Buffalo Wild Wings No. 21K picked up two podium finishes over the weekend, including a feature win.

Kennedy picked up his second win of the season Saturday night at Wagner Speedway with the MSTS 360s.

After starting fourth, Kennedy and Jody Rosenboom battled for the lead in the early going of the 25-lap main event. Kennedy eventually bested the Rock Rapids, Iowa driver to take the point.

A caution with eight laps to go put Rosenboom and Lee Grosz right on Kennedy’s rear bumper for the restart, but Kennedy was able to fend both drivers off to take the win.

The victory marks his third overall with the MSTS series.

On Friday, Kennedy was in action at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints. After finishing third in his heat and fourth in the dash, Kennedy lined up seventh for the 25-lap feature.

Kennedy battled nearly all race long with Jack Dover for the third position. Kennedy was running fourth on the grid when the caution was displayed with three laps to go. On the ensuing restart, Kennedy got by Dover for the final podium position and set his sights on Jake Bubak for second.

Kennedy wasn’t able to get around Bubak in the closing laps, however, and took the checkers in the third position.

This weekend, Kennedy will be in action at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. with the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints. It will be Kennedy’s first event this year with the 410 powerplant under the hood.

Kennedy picked up two wins last year with the NOSA Sprints at the Grand Forks three-tenths mile clay oval.

The Kennedy Racing Team would like to thank all of their sponsors for their continued support!

Kennedy Floorings, Buffalo Wild Wings, General Signs, Speedway Shots, Forks Finest Auto Body, Mach1 Chassis, and Moyle Racing Engines.

2018 Stats:

Races: 8

Wins: 2

Top Fives: 6

Top Tens: 6

Heat Wins: 1

 

 

Wilson Ready for Return to Eldora Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (May 9, 2018) - Greg Wilson will make his season debut in his home state this weekend when he ventures to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday for a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"It's always great to race closer to home," he said. "Not only because it allows our friends and family to see us, but we have a lot more confidence and comfort knowing we're racing at a track we've had a lot of experience at."

Eldora Speedway is one of Wilson's best tracks. He captured a World of Outlaws victory at the half-mile oval in 2015 to go with three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions triumphs and nine 360ci winged sprint car wins.

"It is a confidence boost going to a track where you've won and had a lot of successful nights," he said. "We're really excited about this weekend."

Wilson has recorded at least one top-five finish at Eldora Speedway during five of the last eight seasons, including some impressive charges through the field.

This weekend will conclude on Sunday with a World of Outlaws show at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., where rain has postponed the first two attempts to complete the event.

Wilson had a solid outing last weekend during a pair of World of Outlaws races in the Midwest. He opened the weekend on Friday by maneuvering from 22nd to 15th in the A Main at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. The performance was tied for the second-most cars passed.

"It was good to be able to move forward late in the night," he said. "It's tough to start in the back and make a lot of progress because of how fast and even everyone is these days. Any time you can move forward several positions it's a positive and something we can build on."

Wilson capped the weekend on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway with a top-20 outing.

"The track took rubber pretty early on so you had to get what you could in the first couple of laps," he said. "Once it becomes rubber down you try to ride around and not risk blowing a tire and damaging your equipment."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 4 (6); Feature: 15 (22).

May 5 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 19 (17).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and Sunday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Tuesday, May 15, at Ron's Tires Sales in Johnstown, Pa., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ohio Logistics and Banshee Graphics

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"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool.

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

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

 

 

White Tackling Trio of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Races This Week

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 9, 2018) - Harli White has a trio of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races on this week's schedule.

White will venture to Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on Wednesday before visiting Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday. She made her debut at both tracks last year.

The weekend will wrap up on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., where her career-best finish of seventh came in 2016.

"I'm excited to get to all three tracks," she said. "We have notes for all three tracks and hopefully will be on our 'A' game at the start of each night. We don't have as much experience at the two Kansas tracks, but it's always exciting to go to I-30. I love that track. It's always tough going there because it's always very competitive."

White made her debut in Central Pennsylvania last weekend during the Battle of the Groves doubleheader, which was co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and United Racing Club.

The action began on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, where she placed second in a heat race, eighth in a qualifier and sixth in a B Main.

"We had a good heat race," she said. "We started on the pole in the qualifier and we got ran over and spun out. It put us in a real bad position. We could have been straight to the A Main if that hadn't happened. In the B Main I ran third most of the race before Seth Bergman passed me on the outside. I moved up to where he was running and I wasn't quite comfortable up there and got passed by a couple of cars."

Selinsgrove Speedway hosted the weekend finale on Saturday. White ended eighth in both a heat race and a B Main.

"It was really hard to pass at both tracks last weekend," she said. "If you can start up front you're well off and it's easier to hold your own than to move forward.

"I enjoyed all the PA fans. They are awesome. I hope we get to go back there again in the near future."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (1); Qualifier: 8 (1); B Main: 6 (3).

May 5 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

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

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

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

 

 

Andrews Scores Top Five at Attica Before Loose Nozzle Stops Fremont Run

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (May 9, 2018) - Chris Andrews looked to be on his way to a pair of top-five finishes in All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics action last weekend before a loose fuel nozzle ended his run on Saturday at Fremont Speedway.

The weekend began on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where he is the defending 410ci sprint car track champion. He qualified third fastest overall and placed third in his heat race, making him eligible for the redraw for the 30-lap A Main.

"We started fifth and battled with cars the entire 30 laps," he said. "These guys that race Attica and Fremont weekly don't roll over. They fight for every position every lap. It's as tough a group of weekly racers as you will find anywhere."

Andrews scored a fourth-place finish to earn valuable FAST Series points heading into the following night of racing at Fremont Speedway, where he scored a runner-up result two weeks prior.

Once again, Andrews had a great qualifying effort, placing him fourth overall. He started fourth in his heat race and battled with defending FAST Series champion D.J. Foos throughout the race before finishing fourth and missing the inversion for the feature by one position. That started Andrews on the outside of the fifth row in the main event.

"We had the car too tight in the heat and the feature," he said. "Then a fuel nozzle fell off and I had to pull in, but there were guys that started behind me that finished fifth, sixth and seventh so it's frustrating knowing we could have had another solid run."

Andrews, who was credited with a 19th-place finish, will travel to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, this Saturday when the FAST Series competes there for the first time.

"We ran there a couple of years ago late in the year and did pretty well," he said. "We just have to concentrate on each week making ourselves better by seeing what our mistakes are and fixing them."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (5).

May 5 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 19 (10).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dave Story Equipment & Repair

Dave Story Equipment and Repair has been in business for 25 years, repairing construction equipment and other services. The company, which is based in Wayne, Ohio, can be reached at 419-288-2752.

"Dave lost his business in a fire last fall and is working hard to rebuild," Andrews said. "He has helped a lot of people in racing and I'm proud to have his name on this race car."

Andrews would also like to thank Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, ML Graphics, DKW Transport, Edwards Agriculture, Channel Seeds, Lucas Oil, Dave Story Equipment Repair and Burmeister Trophy for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Sponsored Team Post Top 10 in Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 9, 2018) - Scott Bogucki got to check off a bucket list item last weekend when he made his racing debut in Central Pennsylvania.

The results were very encouraging for Bogucki and the SawBlade.com backed team as they competed last Friday at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg before venturing to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday.

"I've always wanted to race in Central Pennsylvania," he said. "Williams Grove was a huge learning experience with the tight corners and long straights. We screwed up on the setup for the heat and that pretty much ruined the night. We did go a lot better in the B Main and missed the A Main by three positions. I learned a lot about this J&J car.

"Selinsgrove was a great track and we were able to qualify for the A Main out of the heat and move forward from 12th to eighth. If I would have had another handful of laps I know I could have gotten a few more spots because we were running them down. The Pennsylvania guys are as tough as you hear about."

The weekend propelled Bogucki, who is in his rookie year with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com, to eighth in the championship standings.

He is hoping to move up further during a three-race week that begins Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., before Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., hosts a show on Thursday. I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., wraps up the weekend on Saturday.

"These are all smaller tracks, which I do better at," he said. "I've been to I-30 once a couple of years ago for the Short Track Nationals and I didn't have a very good time."

Following this weekend, the ASCS teams will get ready for Speedweek next month when the tour takes them to six tracks in eight days.

"We need three good races and to finish each of them this weekend for points heading into Speedweek," Bogucki said. "I should get my Maxim car back from the repair shop next week. We might do some 410 racing over the next three weeks as well."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 7 (4); B Main: 6 (9).

May 5 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 4 (2); Feature: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UPCOMING RACES -

Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

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.

"Thanks to all our great sponsors, including SawBlade, I was able to check off a bucket list item and compete against some of the best sprint car drivers around last weekend in Central Pennsylvania," Bogucki said.

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Jetco Electrical, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Lone Star Metal Werx, Momentum Suspension and Findley and Sons for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Facing ASCS National Tour on Home Turf Saturday at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (May 9, 2018) - Derek Hagar will attempt to defend his home turf this Saturday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com invades I-30 Speedway.

The quarter-mile oval in Little Rock, Ark., is a short two-hour drive from Hagar's shop and it's a bullring where he has plenty of experience.

"I'm pretty confident," he said. "We haven't been there this year. In previous years we'd have been there a couple of times by now. I'm looking forward to getting back to I-30 and seeing how we stack up with the national guys. The local competition versus the national competition is pretty stiff. It's probably the most competitive combination that you'd see anywhere in the country. You have to be on your game and hopefully everything works out for us."

Hagar has been one of the top contenders at I-30 Speedway, where he has won main events in five of the last seven seasons. Hagar has 11 podiums, 17 top fives and 33 top 10s in 43 races since 2011.

"We have a lot of experience there and I think it's a track that benefits drivers with experience," he said. "The goal is to be standing in Victory Lane at the end of the night and I think we have a team capable of accomplishing that."

Hagar has recorded two career ASCS National Tour triumphs and his goal is to earn No. 3 this Saturday.

"That'd be a big confidence boost and a big financial help, too," he said. "We haven't raced near as much this year as in past years. It'd be nice to get things flowing in our racing account."

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Robert Ballou Thrills at Plymouth Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Following a so-so night at Gas City I69 Speedway on Friday night, Robert Ballou caused some fireworks on Saturday night in Plymouth, IN as he charged form his 11th starting position and came oh-so-close to pulling off a thrilling win only to end up with a third place finish.

“We went for it there at the end, and we almost came out with the win,” Robert Ballou said. “We are getting better and better each nigh, and I am looking forward to these races we have coming up.”

Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway, Ballou opened the night up by timing the Dickinson Farms/Lucas Oil Products/Abreu Vineyards backed No. 12 entry in 12th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Racing to a second place finish in heat race action, the Rocklin, CA native would grid the field from the sixth row for the 30-lap feature event. On the racy surface, Ballou lived up to his ‘Mad Man’ mantra and began working his way forward.

Continuing to get better as the race moved along, Ballou would find himself up in the second spot and chasing after Kevin Thomas, Jr with the white flag in the air. As the duo ran hard into turns one and two incidental contact would see Ballou exit turn two with the race lead but in three and four Thomas would have an answer as he slid up in front of Ballou to fight for the lead.

As Ballou tried to turn under Thomas, his entry would break free and he would nearly spin out but was able to hang on and gather himself back up to take the checkered flag in the third spot.

Ballou and company were also in action on Friday in Gas City, IN. After struggling in hot lap/time trials, Ballou would line up in the third row of his heat race. Seemingly getting a handle on his Ballou Motorsports machine, Ballou would race his way up to a third place finish at the stripe.

Late to the staging area, Ballou would forfeit his scheduled starting position of ninth and would then line up in the 11th starting position. Driving a good race, Ballou would race his way up into sixth with a few laps to go and on the final lap he would look to make a big move to fourth.

With contact nearly getting Ballou upside-down he was able to save it, and hang on to finish seventh on this night.

“Friday night we definitely missed it a little, but we bounced back and ran well Saturday,” Ballou noted. “We are continuing to work hard and will give it all we have at Eldora this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: Ballou will be in action on Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 9, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 3, Top-10’s- 6

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.

 

 

POWRi West, POWRi RMMRA and NOW600 Series Tabbed for 3rd annual Midget Round Up

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (May 9, 2018) - Some of the Midwest's rising stars will invade Airport Raceway later this month during the 3rd annual Midget Round Up.

The TBJ Promotions event, which is held May 26-27 at the bullring in Garden City, Kan., will showcase two nights of POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series midgets along with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass stock non-wing and winged 'A' class micro sprints.

"We're excited to welcome back the POWRi West and POWRi RMMRA Series along with welcoming the NOW600 Series to the event," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "This event had a great foundation in 2016 and took a huge leap forward last year. We're aiming to continue that growth to make this a marquee event that teams and fans circle on the calendar."

The midget car count nearly doubled from the first-ever event, which welcomed a little more than 20 competitors to last year when 40 midgets competed. Daniel Robinson and Steven Shebester were the winners during the inaugural event in 2016 before Matt Moore and Kory Schudy claimed triumphs last year.

This is the first year of involvement for the Lucas Oil NOW600 National Series, which pays $1,000 to win the stock non-wing and winged 'A' class A Mains during the event finale.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. each night.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its ninth year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event this year is the 3rd annual Midget Round Up, which is May 26-27 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Blake Carrick 12th at Lucas Oil Speedway after Wild Ride at Valley Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Blake Carrick continues to run a Keith Kunz Motorsports Midget with the Lucas Oil POWRi series, and over the weekend the Lincoln, CA native would finish 12th on Saturday night following a tough roll over on Friday.

“It was a fun weekend and I learned a ton,” Blake Carrick said. “Unfortunately we flipped running fourth on Friday but the guys got it back together and we were able to get more laps on Saturday night.”

Carrick kicked his weekend off in Grain Valley, MO on Friday night where he lined the Walker Performance Filtration/TRD/Spike Chassis entry up on the front row of his heat race.

Racing his way to the win, Carrick would move into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the sixth starting position. Getting off to a nice start, the youngster would quickly work up into the Top-Five where he would find himself running against a start studded top-five.

Continuing to work and look for away onto the podium, Carrick would make a mistake that resulted in him getting his machine upside down and ultimately ending his night.

With his crew working to get his machine repaired and put back together, Carrick would try again on Saturday night at the Lucas Oil POWRi Series traveled to Wheatland, MO to take to the Lucas Oil Speedway.

Looking to build off the positives from Friday night, Carrick would find himself in the fourth row of his heat race. When the green flag waived, Carrick jumped on the throttle and began earning passing points as he worked his way forward.

Racing his way to a fourth place finish, Carrick would again transfer into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the fifth row on the starting grid.

Battling for position inside the Top-10 for much of the race, Carrick would find himself battling with Jonathan Beason and Andrew Felker. Falling out of the Top-10, Carrick would close his weekend out with a 12th place finish.

“After getting two more races in with the KKM guys, I am really looking forward to this weekend,” Blake Carrick added. “I really have to thank Keith Kunz and his team for this incredible opportunity.”

Blake Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank Walker Performance Filtration, TRD, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Pockets World of Outlaws Top-10 at Lake Ozark

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing his Rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Ian Madsen would record a Top-10 on Friday night at Lake Ozark before a 12th place run Saturday night at Salina Highbanks.

“Friday was a decent night for our team,” Madsen said. “It is good to start picking up Top-10’s. Saturday night we were okay, but it took rubber and we kind of got stuck back in 12th.”

A two-race weekend for ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ kicked off with Ian Madsen timing the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry in 12th fastest in time trials.

Running fourth in his heat race, the two-time Knoxville Raceway Champion would find himself 12th on the starting grid for the first World of Outlaws feature at the speedway in 11 years.

Quickly jumping into the Top-10, Madsen would find himself racing with Sheldon Haudneschild, Brad Sweet, and Logan Schcuchart at times as they fought hard for position. Continuing to fight inside the Top-10, Madsen would close Friday night out with ninth place finish, marking his fourth Top-10 of the season.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Salina Highbanks in Salina, OK and Madsen would time in 12th fastest for the second night in-a-row. Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Madsen would maintain and finish fourth putting him 12th on the starting grid.

A slick surface on the high-banked speedway would soon turn abrasive and ultimately take rubber. As the rubber would go down, Madsen would be forced to get in line and parade around in the rubber as he was outside the Top-10 and looking in.

Trying to make a couple of sneaky moves, Madsen would find no avail as he would take the checkered flag with a 12th place finish on this night.

“Its frustrating to get on some of these tracks and have them take rubber, but we all have to deal with it,” Madsen added. “Looking forward to getting to Eldora this weekend and getting to a place we are a little more familiar with.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-19, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team are back at it Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway and then at Tri State Speedway on Sunday night.

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

 

 

Late Race Pile Up Knocks Copeland Out of Bradway Memorial Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Colby Copeland and Antaya Motorsports returned to action over the weekend in Chico, CA. Finishing seventh during the Bill Brownell Memorial on Friday night, a late pile up left Copeland with nowhere to go and ended his night while running inside the Top-10 during the Bradway Memorial.

“We seem to be getting better each race, but luck just doesn’t seem to be on our side currently,” Colby Copeland said.

Friday night saw the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fule Curve/Fire Protection Management No. 16A check in at Silver Dollar Speedway for the Bill Brownell Memorial and Copeland would open his weekend up by timing in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Slipping back to a fifth place finish in his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver would be forced into the ‘B Main’ where the win would move him into the feature event. Lining up behind the redraw cars, Copeland would spend the duration of the 30-lap affair battling for position inside the Top-10.

As the race came to a close, Copeland would pick up his fourth Top-10 finish of the season in the Antaya Motorsports entry in what was his eighth start as he finished eighth on this night.

Saturday night saw the King of the West Series take over for the annual Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial. Timing in 13th quickest in qualifying time trials, Copeland would finish third in his heat race and transfer directly into the 40-lap Bradway Memorial feature event.

Jumping into the Top-10 on an early restart, Copeland would take advantage of a few more early restarts as he was up into the seventh position on the race’s 10th lap.

Continuing to work his way forward, Copeland’s machine would appear to get better as the laps clicked off in the feature event. Working up into fifth at the race’s halfway point, Copeland would continue to look extremely strong during the home half of the race.

Slipping back to sixth in a tight pack of cars battling it out, a car would get out of shape in front of Copeland an with nowhere to go Copeland would endure contact and it would bring his night to an end.

“Saturday night I felt really good in the feature,” Copeland added. “The way the race was going who knows what could have happened. I want to thank Larry and the guys who keep working at it for me night in and night out.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., and Kaeding Performance for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 9, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 4

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

Sean Watts 14th Friday Night in Chico, CA Before Early Tangle Takes Him Out of Bradway Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting two nights of racing action in over the weekend in Chico, CA, Sean Watts would pick up a 14th place finish Friday night during the Bill Brownell Memorial before a very eventful Saturday night saw an early tangle knock him out of the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial feature event.

“Friday night was an okay night, but Saturday was pretty eventful,” Sean Watts said. “We blew an engine in time trials, got it swapped for the heat and transferred to the feature. In the feature we got caught up in a couple early tangles that eventually ended our night.”

Kicking a busy weekend off on Friday night, Watts timed the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction backed No. 98 machine in 24th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, the Atwater, CA driver would be forced into the semi where he would take the green flag from the seventh starting position. Getting his elbows up, Watts would turn in some nice laps and race his way to a third place finish which transferred him into the feature event.

Lining up 17th on the starting grid, Watts would continue to work his way forward against a pretty stout field. Making up some ground during the 30-lap affair he would close his night out with a 14th place finish.

Saturday night saw the WRS team return to Silver Dollar Speedway for KWS action in what was the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial. Having an engine expire in time trials, Watts would just narrowly miss the heat race inversion as he ended up 17th quickest aboard the Billet America/Darrel Varni Electric/Kaeding Performance entry.

Thrashing to get his engine swapped, Watts would make the call for the heat race where he would race his way to a fourth place finish and punch his ticket into the 40-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Watts would get involved in an early yellow on the fourth lap that saw him come to a stop and go to the tail end of the field. Coming back to life, another incident on the ninth lap would see near contact cause Watts to spin and that being his second yellow, Watts’ night would come to an early end.

“I really have to thank everyone that stepped in and helped us change our engine in a hurry,” Watts said. “It was and up and down weekend and I really have to thank my guys for working so hard. Our results don’t show it yet but I really feel like we are getting there.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet America, Darrel Varni Electric, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

MERCH: Make sure to click over to www.billetamericaproducts.com or visit the No. 98 hauler in the pit area to grab a new Sean Watts T Shirt.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Watts will be back in action on May 19th during the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Jarrett Soares Fifth with Civil War Series in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night, Jarrett Soares followed the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster to Tulare, CA for the series’ third event of the 2018 season. Putting together a solid night, Soares would finish fifth in the 30-lap feature event.

“I had hoped it would go a little better, but we turned some good laps at the Thunderbowl, and we were able to roll it back in the trailer which is sometimes as good a win there.”

Soares kicked the night off by timing his American Tool & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating backed No. 12 machine in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Gilroy, CA pilot would battle with Landon Hurst for position until he finally settled for a fourth place finish. Moving into the nightly redraw, the three-pill would put Soares in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, Soares would run inside the Top-Five as he battled with the likes of Steven Kent and Tanner Boul as they raced hard around the tricky high-banked 1/3 mile oval nestled in the Central Valley.

Continuing to race hard, Soares would briefly fall out of the Top-Five but was able to sneak by Boul to take over fifth late in the race. A couple of restarts would give Soares an opportunity to better his track position, but he would be able to around the likes of Kent or Matthew Moles.

Moving into fourth late, Soares would find himself under pressure from youngster, Cory Elliot. Battling with Elliot in the race’s final laps Soares would give up the position as he came home with a fifth place finish.

“Brian Sperry and I have really been working well together,’ Soares added. “He is pushing me to be better with my preparation through the night and reading the track better so its been a good past couple of weeks for us.”

Jarrett and his Jarrett Soares Racing team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Dickens Cider, and Walker Performance Filtration for their support.

ON TAP: The Jarrett Soares Racing team returns to action May 18th and 19th in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

 

 

Shane Golobic Takes Fourth and Fifth Place Finishes Home From Chico, CA with Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though their streak of three consecutive podium finishes came to an end over the weekend in Chico, CA, Shane Golobic and Tarlton Motorsports continued to be extremely consistent together as Golobic finished fourth on Friday night and Fifth on Saturday night during two nights of action at Silver Dollar Speedway.

“Overall it was a pretty decent weekend for the Tarlton Motorsports team,” Shane Golobic said. “Paul and Tyrone worked hard all weekend and I can’t thank them enough for that. Racing back to back nights allowed us to learn some things that I believe will make us better heading into the Murphy.”

Golobic kicked off a two race weekend in Chico, CA on Friday night by timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed No. 21x machine in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a win during heat race action, the Fremont, CA native would find himself in the redraw where the three-pill placed him in the second row for the 30-lap Bill Brownell Memorial feature event.

Finding himself in fourth when the race went green, Golobic would find himself under fire on the seventh lap. Slipping back to fifth on the ninth circuit, Golobic would have a quick answer as he took fourth back over on the 12th lap.

In a tight back battling for position inside the Top-Five, Golobic fall as far back as seventh with 10-laps to go in the feature event. Rallying in the closing laps, Golobic would make a couple of moves in the closing laps as he took the checkered flag in fourth.

Saturday night saw the team resume action with the King of the West Series as the stakes were raised a little bit for the annual Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial.

Timing in ninth quickest on this night, the two-time and defending Trophy Cup Champion would again race his way to a heat race win and find himself in the Dash where a fourth place finish put him in the second row for the 40-lap finale.

A rocky start to the feature event would see Golobic fall back as far as the seventh position as the race struggled to get going with a plethora of stoppages and incidents.

Taking advantage of some early restarts, Golobic would surge back into the third position on the fifth lap and would be a fixture inside the Top-Five for the duration of the race.

Battling for third for a few more laps, Golobic would find himself back in fourth. Continuing to grind, Golobic would continue to fight for fourth as the pressure picked up.

Falling to fifth just past the race’s halfway point, Golobic would stay in fifth for the remainder of the race as he picked up his fifth Top-Five of the season with the team.

“Looking back at the weekend I think we found some things to make our car faster, and as a driver I found some things I can work on to make us better as well. As long as we can continue to make steps forward we can turn these Top-5’s into wins.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 5, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 5.

ON TAP: Golobic and Tarlton Motorsports reunite in Tulare, CA on May 19th for the Peter Murphy Classic.

 

 

Mason Moore 4th at Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial with Brian Cannon Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his weekend aboard the Brian Cannon Motorsports No. 47 machine competing at Silver Dollar Speedway for the Bill Brownell Memorial and the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial, Mason Moore would have a great finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday night that saw him finish fourth.

“It was a pretty good weekend for the BCM team,” Mason Moore said. “We timed in well both nights, put ourselves in a good position both nights, and Saturday we brought home a good finish.”

Saturday night’s Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial saw Moore timed the Mike’s Harder Lemonade/Garth Moore Insurance/FK Rod Ends backed No. 47 entry in third quickest in qualifying time trials before finishing third in his heat race.

Taking his heat race finish combined with his qualifying effort, Moore would have enough points to qualify for the Dash and he would take full advantage of being in the Dash as the win put him on the pole for the 40-lap Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial feature event.

When the race came to life, Moore would get the early jump on Willie Croft and led the first three laps before a spirited battle with Croft saw him fall to second on the fourth lap.

Battling hard with Tanner Thorson, Moore would fall back to third but would continue to run inside the Top-Three despite a myriad of stoppages and restarts. With the race struggling to get into a flow at times, Moore would continue to run in third until a charging Kyle Hirst knocked him back to fourth with 15 to go.

As Hirst and Thorson battled in front of him, Moore would close in on the duo as he looked to regain a spot on the podium, but on this night he would take the fourth place finish.

Friday night also saw Moore and the BCM team check into Silver Dollar Speedway as they were geared up for the Bill Brownell Memorial. Timing in ninth quickest in time trials, Moore would win his heat race and earn a spot in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the six pill, Moore would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap finale. Admittedly having his fair share of struggles in the feature event, Moore would do what he could as he fought to stay inside the Top-10.

Losing a couple of positions late in the feature, Moore would take the checkered flag with an 11th place finish.

“Friday night we just missed it in the feature and went backwards,” Moore noted. “Saturday night we were right there, we just got a little free as the race went on, but to run Top-Four is still a good accomplishment and something we will look to build on.”

Brian Cannon Motorsports would like to thank Mike’s Harder Lemonade, Garth Moore Insurance, FK Rod Ends, and Mountain Mikes Pizza for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 1, Top 10’s- 1

ON TAP: Mason Moore will be in the MMR No. 22 on Friday night in Chico, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Brian Cannon Motorsports by following @MasonMoreRacin on Twitter, or becoming a fan of BCM on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrianCannonMotorsports/.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports 4th with ASCoC at Sharon Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though Friday night’s event was rained out, Saturday’s All Star Circuit of Champions event at Sharon Speedway was all systems go and Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports had a very strong showing that culminated with PPM finishing fourth.

Timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Townline Variety backed No. 4 machine in 23rd fastest overall in time trials, PPM would end up third quickest in his time trial group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, PPM would need to run inside the Top-Two to move into the Dash. Making a mistake, Price-Miller would fall back to finish third which would be good enough to transfer him into the feature event, though he would have his hands full coming from the 14th starting position.

When the race came to life, Parker Price-Miller would go to the top shelf and would be one of the few up there and he would make it work very well. Picking off cars left and right, Price-Miller would burst into the top-five as he looked to become a factor for the win late in the race.

An untimely red flag would allow crews to let their drivers know Price-Miller’s line, and when the action resumed the front runners joined PPM up top and things became a little more difficult for the Kokomo, IN driver.

Racing his way into fourth, Price-Miller would cap his night with an impressive run from 14th to fourth as he now sits third in the series standings heading into an off week with the series.

“I messed up in the heat race, but my guys gave me an awesome racecar in the feature and I thought we might make it interesting at the end,” Price-Miller said. “Unfortunately a late red opened the opportunity for crew guys to let their drivers where to go and they all moved up too and made it tough at the end. These guys keep working hard and we have a really good car right now and I am looking forward to this weekend.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Townline Variety, Agee Farms, CSI Race Shocks, Triple X, Chalk Stix, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, PPM Titanium, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports are set for three World of Outlaws races this weekend kicking off Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway before closing the weekend on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Parker, you can follow him on Twitter @Parker_PM9

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Building Momentum and New Apparel!

Des Moines, IA (May 9, 2018) – The Deuce Motorsports #49 team and driver Josh Schneiderman didn’t start last Saturday night the way they wanted at the Knoxville Raceway, but were able to make improvements throughout the night and end up with a solid top ten. Josh and the team will look to carry that momentum through the next couple of weeks at Knoxville, before a big Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday night at Knoxville opened with the World of Wheels #49 machine lacking some speed, as Josh took the car onto the track for qualifying. “We’ve really been struggling to find speed and get the setup right in qualifying so far this season,” said Josh. “It’s been something we’ve been focusing a lot on improving over the past few seasons, but we just haven’t quite hit on it yet. One of these days we’ll get it down!”

While Josh struggled in qualifying, the team had the car hooked up when it came time to take the green flag in his heat race. “I started on the outside of the front row and the car just felt badass from the moment we took the green,” said Josh. “It was like night and day from qualifying to the heat and, luckily, the car was just as good during the A-main.”

Due to the qualifying struggles, Josh was stuck rolling off 14th in the feature, but was able to make a great run through the field to secure a seventh-place finish. “We started pretty deep in the A, but were able to pick guys off throughout the race,” said Josh. “I really felt like we had the car to get up into the top five, but a late caution with four laps to go kind of allowed everyone to catch their breath and we stayed put in 7th.”

Though it still isn’t quite where Josh and the Deuce Motorsports team want to be, Saturday night will help build some positive momentum after a couple of rough outings to start the Knoxville season. “Our heat and the feature on Saturday night were definitely a step in the right direction for us; if can get better at the beginning of the night for qualifying, the rest of the season will be pretty fun,” said Josh.

Josh had been hoping to make his way down to Lake Ozark Speedway to run with the World of Outlaws last Friday, but the real world had its own plans. “It would have been fun to race with the Outlaws, but a busy work schedule kept me from being able to make it down there,” said Josh. “We’re just focused on continuing to improve the car for Knoxville and getting better every week.”

It will be a quiet couple of weeks for the Deuce Motorsports team, as Knoxville Raceway is the only track on their schedule, but things will heat up for Memorial Day weekend, as Josh will be hitting three shows in the same number of nights. Josh will be at Knoxville on Saturday, May 26th, but drop in the 360 motor for Sprint Invaders events on Friday, May 25th at Lee County Speedway and Sunday, May 27th at 34 Raceway.

Fans of “The Professor” should also be sure to stop by his hauler after the races at his next event, as Josh has new shirt designs available. T-shirts are priced at $20, while the sweatshirts are $40.

World of Wheels
World of Wheels has proudly been servicing the Des Moines area for over 25 years, selling quality pre-owned vehicles. World of Wheels’ #1 priority is helping you find the vehicle of your choice. At the World of Wheels location in Ankeny, IA, you will find one of the nicest showrooms in town, in addition to a friendly, knowledgeable sales staff, backed with an exceptional service department. Please visit World of Wheels today for your next vehicle purchase or let them assist you with your automotive service and maintenance needs. Visit their website at www.worldofwheelsonline.com.

Universal Therapy Group
Universal Therapy Group offers comprehensive therapeutic care and support service. They offer a variety of services including: pre and post-surgery rehab, work-related injury prevention and rehab, sports enhancement, and personal training. With locations in Burlington, IA; Chesterfield, MO; Fort Madison, IA; and a new location coming to North Liberty, IA, they are here to help you with your health care needs. Universal Therapy Group has also recently added a new fitness facility, Universal Fitness located in Burlington, IA. Universal Fitness features state of the art training equipment, along with a knowledge staff to help you train properly and efficiently. Visit them today and let them show you how they can assist you with your health care goals. Visit their website at www.universaltherapygroup.com.

Josh on Twitter and Facebook
Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

Twitter: @JSRACING49
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

Josh’s Weekly Releases
If you’d like to be added to Josh’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail broegracewriting@gmail.com with “Josh” in the Subject Line.

Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks and are honored to announce their partnerships with: World of Wheels, WOW Auto, Universal Therapy Group, Universal Fitness, Land Pride, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner Combines, Matteson Marine, J&J Auto Racing, Automotive Machine, Engler Injection, DMI, Weld Racing, Hoosier Tire, Mountain Dew Kick Start, SignTec Signs, Hepfner Racing Products.

 

 

POWRi West Midgets Storm Port City on Saturday Night

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (May 9, 2018) – The action will be intense on Saturday night as the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA storms into Tulsa’s Port City Raceway.

Saturday’s card will mark the lone appearance of the year for the mighty Midgets of the POWRi West Midget league atop the cozy confines of the racy, 1/8-mile Port City Raceway clay oval.

It will also be the first Midget competition at Port City Raceway since Caney, KS, shoe Andrew Deal scored a POWRi West win on July 30, 2016. Matt Sherrell and Jason McDougal also earned POWRi wins at Port City in 2016.

Thus far, five different drivers have reached victory lane in a half dozen POWRi West Midget League events in 2018 including Christopher Bell, Ace McCarthy, Jonathan Beason, Logan Seavey and Tanner Carrick.

The series goes into Saturday’s card after a weekend in tandem with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League in Missouri where Seavey and Carrick were victorious.

Fifteen-year-old Cannon McIntosh led the POWRi West Midget League ranks in Friday’s outing at Valley Speedway with a third-place finish with recent Red Dirt Raceway series winner McCarthy and Wesley Smith also among the top ten while April 28 I-44 Riverside Speedway victor Beason led the way with a tenth-place finish at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night.

Nixa, Missouri’s Kory Schudy carried the series points lead into last weekend’s action with defending series champion Grady Chandler a close second in points.

Saturday’s event also marks the fifth round of action for the POWRi West Sooner Series, a league within a league. In total, more than $12,000 in points fund money is up for grabs in the POWRi West Midget League and POWRi West Sooner Series action for 2018.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine.

Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti (Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products (Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI “Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st), $150 (2nd) and $50.

Saturday’s racing action at Port City Raceway gets under way at 7:00 p.m.

Port City Raceway is located east of Tulsa, OK, on I-44, then north one mile on E 161st Avenue then 0.3 miles west on Pine, then north. For information, contact the track at 918-697-2081 or check http://www.portcityraceway.net/.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 29 nights of competition at 13 different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the state of Oklahoma.

More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League is available at http://www.powri.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PowRiWest/.

 

 

Tripleheader this Week for Bellm

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (May 9, 2018) – A big weekend of action is in store for Nixa, Missouri’s Kyle Bellm and the No. 14k Sprint Car team with three events throughout Kansas and Missouri on the docket.

The action begins with a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events at Humboldt Speedway and Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway in Kansas on Wednesday and Thursday before a return to Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night.

Bellm and the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded team have posted past wins at two of this week’s three scheduled tracks.

“It’s been a good track for us the past couple of years, so hopefully we can continue that,” Bellm said of Wednesday’s venue at Humboldt.

Bellm scored a runner-up finish in ASCS National Tour action at Humboldt last year after posting a Regional triumph one year prior.

Bellm has put the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care entry into Lakeside feature competition over each of the past two years while Lake Ozark Speedway has been a site of much success including a podium finish in the recent season opener.

Bellm will be looking to bounce back after a tough weekend of ASCS Red River vs. ASCS Warrior Region competition aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision machine. Friday’s first visit to Heartland Park Topeka netted a 12th-place finish after challenging for a top-five position and then a lost cylinder while gridding for Saturday night’s feature at Lucas Oil Speedway.

“I felt like we were the fastest car in hot laps,” Bellm said of Friday’s early going at Topeka. “We didn’t get a good start in the heat and had to start 12th in the feature.”

Bellm worked his way forward in the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions/Schaeffers Racing Oil machine, challenging for fourth when the car got loose and spun.

Restarting 19th, Bellm worked his way back to 12th in the closing laps. “I wish we would have had a few more laps, we could have got back to the top five easily,” Bellm recalls.

After drawing a stacked heat at Wheatland’s Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night, Bellm raced his way into the main event through “B” Main action. But this one was over before it started when his machine lost a cylinder before the green flag flew.

Bellm looks to be back on the podium as action resumes this week on a Wednesday night.

2018 Quick Stats: 6 races, 2 top-five, 3 top-tens.

Up Next:

Wednesday – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Humboldt (KS) Speedway

Thursday – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS)

Saturday – Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO)

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

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

 

 

ATLANTIC CITY ‘NAPA KNOW HOW’ INDOOR AUTO RACES 2019 DATES SET FOR JANUARY 25-26

TRENTON, NJ May 8, 2018 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels events promoter Len Sammons has set Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 2019 as the dates for the 17th running of the NAPA Know How Weekend inside historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

Indoor auto racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall dates back to the late 1930s. Indoor racing was revived for the first time in 1965 and continued through 1981 when, with the advent of casino gambling, racing ceased. Sammons brought the event back to life in 2003.

The lightning fast TQ Midgets will again headline the program which is highlighted by Saturday night’s traditional 40 lap Gambler’s Classic feature event. The quick and agile Champ Karts and the unpredictable and rugged Slingshots will once again be part of the triple header.

“The last weekend in January has been the traditional date for the running of Gambler’s Classic and we are pleased to schedule it there once again for next year,” Sammons said. “It’s the date our drivers and fans have told us year after year that they like.”

Ryan Flores won the 2018 Gambler’s Classic for TQ Midgets. Cale Ross won the Champ Kart main event and Brett Bieber the Slingshot headliner.

“Atlantic City is the anchor for the Indoor Auto Racing Series,” Sammons stated. “We are working on dates for the other events for next season, including the second annual East Coast Dirt Nationals. Look for announcements in the coming weeks as building contracts are finalized.”

Indoor Auto Racing Series 2018 champions were Justin Bonsignore in the TQs, Ross in Champ Karts and Cody Kline in Slingshots.

Past Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget feature race winners in addition to 2018 race victor Flores include three time winners Erick Rudolph (2012, 2015, 2017) and Anthony Sesely (2013, 2014, 2016), the late Ted Christopher (2009, 2011), Lou Cicconi, Jr. (2006, 2010), Joe Payne, Sr. (2004, 2007), Andy Mackereth (2003), Jeff Heotzler (2005) and Mike Tidaback (2008).

For more information visit www.indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Wednesday's With Wayne: A Tale of Two Groves

Bryan Hulbert - MECHANICSBURG, Penn. (May 9, 2018) Traveling east to Pennsylvania with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com, Wayne Johnson's weekend was a mix of results with a weekend high fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, followed by a 16th place finish at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Rolling fifth to third in Friday's opening Heat Race, the move netted Johnson the third starting spot in the final Qualifier where the result was a second-place finish.
"Friday night, I really thought the draw as going to kill us, but we rebounded and passed some cars so that put us on the second row in the Qualifier, and on the start of that, Alex [Hill] spun so that moved us to the front row and I had that won, but that late caution I entered turn one trying not to miss the bottom and just gave up to much speed and let Hodnett get by me on the outside, but we were still good."

Rolling to the grid sixth, Wayne moved to fifth quickly. Battling several laps with Lucas Wolfe, the No. 5w finally gained the position only to have his top-wing come apart. Moving Johnson back to fifth, the Outlaw Wings No. 2c was able to hold off any challenges from there despite some uncertainty in the tires as the race went on.
"The feature playout out kind of follow the leader. At one point I thought I needed to move up and keep my momentum and that's when Wolfe got by me, but we got back to fifth when his wing blew off but there at the end, we got really loose to where I was just hanging on. We were running out of tire there at the end, but I had a tire shake at the beginning where I couldn't run the car as hard as I needed to so that let those guys get away from me. I just kept thinking I was going to be in trouble, so I didn't want to push it and not finish."
Starting his night at Selinsgrove Speedway with a fifth-place finish in the fourth Heat Race, a sixth in the Qualifier put Johnson in the final transfer spot for the A-Feature.
"Our biggest problem at Selinsgrove is we just didn't have enough gear in the car. I think the track just looked bigger than we thought it was and it raced differently so that's where I think we screwed up. I probably could have had 20 points higher in gear, but we went forward every time we hit the track except the feature. We just didn't have any speed like those other guys did but no more passing than we did, I felt pretty fortunate to get into the feature without having to run a B-Main but I left there upset with the way I had the car," explained Johnson.
"We've been really good with big tacks over the years and kind of struggled with our short track program, and now it's swapped. We've got our short track program working, but it's just one of those deals where we need to work at it."
Getting a chance to work on his short track setup, the No. 2c will follow the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com into a three-race swing that starts Wednesday, May 9 at Humboldt Speedway. Following that will be Lakeside Speedway on Thursday, May 10 and I-30 Speedway on Saturday, May 12.
"Lakeside and I-30 have been pretty good to me. We ran Humboldt last year at that Regional show and we were good at the start, then faded so we're going to try some things there, but I need to thank my buddy, Vern. He came down with us and helped me drive this Pennsylvania trip. He'd never been there, so it was nice for him to come out. He helped me get Wayne Johnson Racing started so it's nice when he can get on the road with us."
For continued updates on Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing, you can follow them on Facebook (http://bit.ly/2o5zneX and http://bit.ly/2BsrIja) and Twitter (@wjr77x).
Recent Results:
5/4/2018 - Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Penn.)
Heat: 3rd [5th]
Qualifier: 2nd [3rd]
A-Feature: 5th [6th]
5/5/2018 - Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, Penn.)
Heat: 5th [7th]
Qualifier: 6th [7th]
A-Feature: 16th [16th]
Season To Date:
Races: 22; Wins: 2; Top-5: 10; Top-10: 15; Top-20: 19;
Up Next:
May 9, 2018 - Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
May 10, 2018 - Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
May 12, 2018 - I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
Follow Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing
Facebook (Wayne): http://bit.ly/2o5zneX
Facebook (TwoC Racing): http://bit.ly/2BsrIja
Twitter (Wayne): @wjr77x
Twitter (TwoC Racing): @TwoCRacing
Online: https://www.myracepass.com/profile/?r=15868&rt=driver
Sponsors:
Wayne would like to give special thanks to his sponsors who have helped keep him behind the wheel and on the road: Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powder Coating, DHR Suspension, Chalk Stix, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, ButlerBuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

OHIO'S FAST "410" SPRINT CAR SERIES TO MAKE 1ST EVER VISIT TO SHARON ON SATURDAY FOR MENARDS "SUPER SERIES" PLUS SEASON DEBUT FOR STOCKS & RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS; ECONO MODS RETURN

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH May 9, 2018 After a successful opener last Saturday night for Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, Sharon Speedway looks to resume action this Saturday night (May 12) with the first Menards "Super Series" event. The FAST "410" Sprint Car Series, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods will complete the program on Miller Industries Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

With Sunday being Mother's Day, all mothers in attendance will receive a complimentary sundae at the ice cream stand. It's also Scout and Youth Sports Night with free attendance for those in uniform.

The FAST Series for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars will make their first of two appearances during the 2018 season on Saturday night highlighted by a 30-lap $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start feature (see complete payoff below). FAST has completed three events to date this season with Craig Mintz winning both Fremont races, while Byron Reed won last Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. FAST has 15 member racers in 2018 with Mintz leading the points over Cap Henry, Stuart Brubaker, Chris Andrews, DJ Foos, Broc Martin, Tyler Gunn, T.J. Michael, Jess Stiger, Adam Kekich, Duane Zablocki, Kelsey Ivy, Byron Reed, Brian Lay, and Max Stambaugh.

Saturday's event will use Attica Raceway Park's hot lap/group qualifying format that was used at last August's "410" event with two to three cars qualifying at a time only amongst their heat race group. The fastest four in each heat will be inverted with the top three redrawing plus the fastest transferring non-top three finisher if there are three heats or the top two plus the two fastest transferring non-top two finishers if there are four heats. Heat and B main finish(es) will complete the 24-car starting lineup.

Saturday will mark the second of 10 "410" Sprint Car events scheduled for the 2018 season. Last Saturday night, Aaron Reutzel topped a 43-car field for his first career All Star win and first ever at Sharon. The "410" Sprints next appearance will be on Saturday, June 2 for a $3,000 to-win Menards "Super Series" event that will also include the new non-wing RUSH Sprint Car Series. FAST will meanwhile return to Sharon on August 18 for another $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start event. For more information on FAST, check out their website at www.fastondirt.com, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FASTonDIRT, and follow them on Twitter @FASTseries.

After a rainout on April 28, the Stock Cars will attempt to get their season underway on Saturday night. After Mike Clark won three consecutive Gibson Insurance Agency titles (2013-2015), veteran Paul Davis not only put a stop to the streak in 2016 but repeated the feat in 2017. Davis is now up to 22 career Stock Car wins at the track, while Davis has 17; however, it's still Steve D'Apolito leading the active win list. D'Apolito owns 32 career wins and four track championships at the Hartford, Ohio oval, and in recent years has been competing with a GM 604 crate engine. The Stock Cars should have strong fields of cars weekly getting tuned up for the $10,000 to-win Penn-Ohio "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals" on June 16.

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will attempt for the third time to kick-off their season as they begin their fifth year of competition at Sharon and fourth as a weekly division. Car counts have grown each year with an average count of 24 last year. Only on one night in each of the last two seasons has there been less than 20 cars. Greg Martin, Brandon Ritchey, and Kole Holden are past track champions. Top racers Alan Dellinger, Garrett Krummert, and Rob Kristyak will be new weekly competitors in 2018 along with several other newcomers like Tony Tatgenhorst, who raced at Sharon in Mod Lites, RUSH Late Models, and E-Mods.

The Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods opened their season last Saturday night as Brad Blackshear took the $500 top honors. Blackshear was the inaugural champion back in 2010 and then ended a near six-year winless drought at Sharon with his fifth career win on Saturday night. Defending two-time champion, Steve Haefke, was battling for the victory when he spun on the final lap.

FAST "410" Sprint Car Payoff: 1. $3,000 2. $1,300 3. $1,000 4. $775 5. $650 6. $550 7. $500 8. $450 9. $425 10. $410 11. $390 12. $375 13. $350 14. $325 15. $325 16. $320 17. $315 18. $310 19-24. $300. Non-Qualifiers/Tow $100.

Race teams can enter the pit area throughout the day. Pits will be cleared before 4 p.m. with pit passes going on sale at 4. Main grandstands open at 5 p.m. Drivers meeting will be at 6 p.m. Pill draw will close at 6:20 p.m. with warm-ups at 6:30 followed by racing at 7.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $15. Senior citizens 62 and over are $10. Discounted general admission tickets are available through the Warren and Massillon Menards stores. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be purchased by calling the track office at 330-772-5481. As always, children under 14, parking, and camping is always FREE! Pit passes are $30. Pit passes for children 12 and under are $20. Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 19 for the annual FREE "Fan Appreciation Night" presented by Quick Lane with free grandstand admission for everyone. This will now be the opener for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds. The Stock Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods will also be on the card.

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

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Runner Up at Wilmot

5/9/2018

Saturday night brought the Scott Thiel Motorsports team to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI with the IRA Sprint Car Series. After coming off a decent run at Beaver Dam the week before, Thiel continued on his charge early in the night with a quick lap time in qualifying and followed that up with a heat race win. Thiel would go on to start the night in the second position and gave a solid run at the lead but fell short at the end to complete the night with a second place finish.

28 cars signed into Wilmot Raceway Saturday night with the IRA. Scotty drew a number six pill which placed him to go out fifth in the qualifying order. He put down a 12.940 lap time which was Quick Time for the night and the only driver to enter into the 12 second bracket that night. That placed him to start fourth in the heat race event after the inversion. The fourth place starting position didn’t hold Thiel back at all as he would charge up to the second position early on in the heat race and charge after the leader. With only three laps to go, Scotty slid his way into the lead out of turn four and never look back, capturing the heat race victory and a spot in the top ten redraw. This week the redraw went a lot better as Scotty would draw the number two starting spot for the nights 30 lap A-main event. The field took the green flag for the A-main. Thiel settled into the second spot early in the race and would slide for the lead on lap six. He held the lead for a couple of laps and would lose it after jumping the cushion in turn one. He fought back all race long but would get held up by some lap traffic that gave the leader some distance from Thiel. With a late race charge, Scotty would close the gap on the leader but was unable to make a pass for the lead and would settle at the finish line in the second position. “I’m just a little bummed out at myself for not driving good in traffic. My guys gave me a great race car all night. We were the fastest car out here all night long. We gave it a good effort at the end but fell short. Lap traffic was tough tonight and made it tough to get by. Just frustrating when you know you have a winning car but messed up in some spots that ultimately gave it away. We’ll regroup and get after it next week.” Stated Thiel after the night.

Next up on tap was originally Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN but heavy rains and more rain scheduled in the forecast has cancelled that event for Friday. The team will now take off this weekend and prepare for the upcoming Arctic Cat Allstar Circuit of Champions events that will take place on May 19th at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, WI and on May 20th at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI.

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2018 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

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SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

Hepfner Racing Products:

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Keizer Wheels/K2W Precision Inc:

We at K2W Precision Inc have dedicated ourselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as our engineering focal points, we produce many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Our Keizer wheel parts are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Our double spun, cold, drawn parts in combination with our unique and protected heat treat processes give us our perfect part. All wheel components are made from 6061 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs. Our magnesium components are cast by experienced US aircraft casting suppliers, before in house CNC work begins. Lastly, we feel we have the finest service a custom racing shop can offer. All questions are welcome. We invite you to be our satisfied customer. We are the “Keizer” of the racing wheel world.

QTM Brakes:

Innovations in braking since 1999 has led QTM to be one of the top brake companies in the business. >From open wheel, off road, late model racing and street vehicles, QTM provides a wide range of brakes and accessories for all applications. Their innovated technology allows the brakes to be the best in the business and the stopping power is incredibly noticeable to drivers in all platforms. Check out www.qtmi.com for more information!

Triple X Race Co:

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

Torsion Bar Rate:

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Super Shox:

Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

Ferriera Scores Podium at Tulare

Tulare, California

Precision Water Systems sprint car driver Monty Ferriera would continue his top-ten streak in the IMCA Western Racesaver Sprint Series with a third place finish at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Ferriera began the day with a ninth place qualifying effort and would steadily improve as the night went on. He would take the Precision Water Systems sprint car to a fourth place finish in his heat, setting him up for another great main event. In the feature, Ferriera was able to pick his way through the field and as the race went on he seemed get faster, setting his fastest time just 4 laps from the checker flag. After a hard-fought battle, would go on to score a solid third place finish. The finish was Ferriera’s fifth-straight top-10 and he now sits fifth in the points standings despite missing a race earlier in the season.

“Honestly, it was a pretty uneventful night but I would rather be lucky than good,” said Ferriera. “Tonight we just weren't good enough but the fact that we were able to battle back and still get a third on a bad night is a testament to our team.”

Ferriera's next race will be in Hanford, California when the IMCA Western Racesaver Sprint Series heads to Keller Auto Speedway on May 12th. For more information visit http://www.westernracesaver.com

Ferriera would like to thank all of his sponsors supporting his 2018 campaign including Precision Water Systems, Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill, Precision Medical Products, Precision Brands Investments LLC, Eagle Powder Coating, Ano-tech Metal Finishing, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Circle Wheels and Goodguys Tire & Auto Repair.

 

 

Shane Golobic Takes Fourth and Fifth Place Finishes Home From Chico, CA with Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though their streak of three consecutive podium finishes came to an end over the weekend in Chico, CA, Shane Golobic and Tarlton Motorsports continued to be extremely consistent together as Golobic finished fourth on Friday night and Fifth on Saturday night during two nights of action at Silver Dollar Speedway.

“Overall it was a pretty decent weekend for the Tarlton Motorsports team,” Shane Golobic said. “Paul and Tyrone worked hard all weekend and I can’t thank them enough for that. Racing back to back nights allowed us to learn some things that I believe will make us better heading into the Murphy.”

Golobic kicked off a two race weekend in Chico, CA on Friday night by timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed No. 21x machine in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a win during heat race action, the Fremont, CA native would find himself in the redraw where the three-pill placed him in the second row for the 30-lap Bill Brownell Memorial feature event.

Finding himself in fourth when the race went green, Golobic would find himself under fire on the seventh lap. Slipping back to fifth on the ninth circuit, Golobic would have a quick answer as he took fourth back over on the 12th lap.

In a tight back battling for position inside the Top-Five, Golobic fall as far back as seventh with 10-laps to go in the feature event. Rallying in the closing laps, Golobic would make a couple of moves in the closing laps as he took the checkered flag in fourth.

Saturday night saw the team resume action with the King of the West Series as the stakes were raised a little bit for the annual Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial.

Timing in ninth quickest on this night, the two-time and defending Trophy Cup Champion would again race his way to a heat race win and find himself in the Dash where a fourth place finish put him in the second row for the 40-lap finale.

A rocky start to the feature event would see Golobic fall back as far as the seventh position as the race struggled to get going with a plethora of stoppages and incidents.

Taking advantage of some early restarts, Golobic would surge back into the third position on the fifth lap and would be a fixture inside the Top-Five for the duration of the race.

Battling for third for a few more laps, Golobic would find himself back in fourth. Continuing to grind, Golobic would continue to fight for fourth as the pressure picked up.

Falling to fifth just past the race’s halfway point, Golobic would stay in fifth for the remainder of the race as he picked up his fifth Top-Five of the season with the team.

“Looking back at the weekend I think we found some things to make our car faster, and as a driver I found some things I can work on to make us better as well. As long as we can continue to make steps forward we can turn these Top-5’s into wins.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 5, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 5.

ON TAP: Golobic and Tarlton Motorsports reunite in Tulare, CA on May 19th for the Peter Murphy 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.

 

 

Weller Competes with some of the Nation’s Best

Josh Weller and the Schearers VW & Audi Specialists 63 URC sprint car headed to Williams Grove and Selinsgrove this past weekend. In town was the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series. The Lucas Oil Series is a 360-sprint car traveling series that travels from coast to coast. This was the first time the Lucas Oil National Series was in town.

Friday night a total if 48 360-sprint cars descended onto the Williams Grove Speedway grounds. Weller started 8th in heat race 2 and brought home an 8th place finish. The heat race read more like a feature event with Lucas Wolfe, Gino Scelzi, Mark Smith, Trey Starks and Greg Hodnett all battling for points.

Weller than started 10th in the first B-Main and with only 3 cars transferring, the 63 team had their work cut out for them. Weller unfortunately was not able to advance to the feature event and was done for the evening after the B-Main.

On Saturday night, Weller headed up to the Selinsgrove Speedway for night 2 of the ASCS vs. URC weekend. With 41 cars in the pit area, Weller started outside pole for heat race 1 and after locking into the qualifiers, Weller started 8th in qualifier 2. Weller then started 5th in B Main 1 and again with only 3 cars transferring into the feature event, Weller and the team were left on the sidelines as the A-Main started.

This weekend Weller and team will tow west to the Fabulous Bedford Speedway. Weller who has always run well at the fast ½-mile speedway will be looking to pick up win 2 on the year. Weller who is also the current point’s leader will be looking to build upon his lead as he chases his first URC Championship.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports posts top-10 finish in PDTR opener

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 8, 2018 – One week after turning in a solid run with the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series at the Beaver Dam Raceway, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team fired up the 2018 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing/Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car season Saturday, May 5, at the Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Pokorski was among a strong field of 30 PDTR/MSA Sprint Car competitors who signed in to do battle for the first time in 2018 at the third-mile Plymouth Dirt Track facility.

After lining up sixth in the second 10-lap Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski put on an impressive driving display working his way past Anthony Knierim, Spyder Akright, Bill Taylor and Chris Clayton en route to a strong second-place finish to earn a transfer spot to the evening’s A-main event.

“The car was great in the heat race,” Pokorski said. “I was really happy with how it handled and was looking forward to having a strong run in the A main.”

Pokorski, who opened the season with a 15th-place finish in the season-opening IRA event at the Beaver Dam Raceway on April 29, began the 22-car Sprint Car A-main from the seventh starting spot.

Sticking to the preferred low line, Pokorski advanced two positions in the early going before settling into the fifth spot on lap 3. On lap 8, Jim Melis slipped past to gain the fifth position. However, Pokorski would regain the position when Melis stopped in turn three on lap 15 to bring out the first caution of the event.

After restarting in fifth place on lap 15, Pokorski struggled over the final 10 laps as he searched for the fast line around the dry, slick track surface. At the finish line, Pokorski was scored in 10th place as polesitter Danny Schlafer notched the flag-to-flag victory.

“We were okay at the beginning of the A main, but I think the moved the wing back too much and tightened it up too far, which kind of killed the car on the bottom,” Pokorski said. “I compounded the problem by getting frustrated and moving to the top to try and make something happen, which didn’t work.

“After 25 full years in this sport, it’s amazing that we still seem to keep learning new things,” he said. “I’d say we’re in a good spot right now and I’m confident we’ll get better each and every week going forward.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team will be in action again this Saturday, May 12 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth.

The grandstand will open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing set to begin at 6 p.m.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2018 season include: Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a new sponsor for the 2018 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 2018,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

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

2018 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, May 12 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 19 – Plymouth, Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2018 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 2
MSA events – 1
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Another Top Five at Knoxville!

Des Moines, IA (May 8, 2018) – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team had a busy weekend, with a fan event on Thursday, racing with the Outlaws in Missouri on Friday, and making the tow back home to run Knoxville on Saturday. Terry and the team are set to go on Saturday for night number four at the Knoxville Raceway and are still keeping their options open for Thursday or Friday night, if the weather allows it.

The weekend kicked off with a great event at the Port Arrowhead Lodge in Lake Ozark, Missouri on Thursday night, where both Terry and Austin had the chance to join a number of the Outlaw regulars for a fan event. “It was awesome to join a group of the Outlaws and spend time with a lot of fans on Thursday,” said TMAC. “It was a really great turnout for the event and, with the Outlaws in town, it’s really important to promote the track, as it’s only in its second full year since it reopened.”

TMAC was excited to have the opportunity to race at Lake Ozark Speedway and be with one of his sons as they gained some experience on a new track. “Lake Ozark is such a fun racetrack and I’ve really wanted the boys to have a chance to race there,” said Terry. “Austin wasn’t racing in the TKS car on Friday, so we were able to head down there together and have him run his own car, the Simplot Grower Solutions #17A. He has great support from Simplot, TW Vance Trucking, and A+ Powder Coating out of Australia that allows him to hit some extra shows each year.”

While being dealt a bad hand to start the night, Terry was proud of what he was able to make of it against stout competition. “We didn’t draw very well and had to go out real late in the qualifying lineup, but we were able to lay down a time that was quicker than most of the group of guys that went out around the same time,” said TMAC. “One of those was Brad Sweet, who’s always fast, so I still felt that it was a solid effort.”

Terry was able to move up one spot in his heat to finish fifth and was making moves through the field in the feature after starting 15th, before being forced to end the night early due to an issue. “We started on the inside of the eighth row in the A-main and were moving forward, but I could feel the brakes going away and on a track that size you can’t get away with that the same way you could at Knoxville,” said Terry. “I took that as my cue to exit stage left and save the car for Saturday.”

Saturday night began in a much better fashion, as TMAC was able to score his first quick time in quite a while at the Knoxville Raceway. “It’s been three years since we’ve had a fast time at Knoxville, so I was really happy to start the night off with that kind of speed,” said McCarl. “Brian (Brown) went out right before us and he has one of the strongest engines in the country and that was my 12th race on our HP engine, so that goes to show how strong that thing still is.”

While Terry wasn’t able to make his way forward on a track that was still pretty narrow and a bit rough in his heat, the strong qualifying time maintained his spot in the invert and TMAC was lucky enough to be starting on the outside of the front row. “We didn’t have a great heat and we missed on the setup for the A-main, which is too bad, because we were able to have a front row starting spot,” said Terry. “I could tell we didn’t get it right on the warm up lap, but I was happy we were able to hang on for 4th, so it still ended up being an alright night overall.”

While Terry was happy to hold on to another top five finish, he was much happier that son Austin was able to walk away from a nasty wreck. “Austin took a pretty hard hit in the feature, but those things happen and it was great to see him walk away healthy,” said TMAC.

TMAC will be back on the track this Saturday night for the fourth race in the Knoxville Championship Cup, while other race plans for the weekend will be based off the weather. “We’ll definitely be at Knoxville on Saturday, but Thursday and Friday night are up in the air right now,” said Terry. “We’ll be keeping an eye on the forecast and make a call later in the week about where else we might be heading.”

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"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank their great list of partners for the 2018 season: SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, KC Breweries, Bosma Poultry, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, TW Vance Trucking, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Simplot Grower Solutions, Rens Trucking, Hoosier Tire, Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone, Octane Ink, Destiny Motorsports, Country Builders Construction, 212 The Boiling Point, AL Drive Line, All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Aurora Rod Ends, Bell Helmets, Berryhill Racing, Bob and Beulah Elder, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Butlerbuilt, CM Rock, Crow Safety, DriverWebsites.com, Dynasty Stucco, Engler Injection, HRP, JLT Ent., Kilani Fender, Inc., KSE Steering, Mote Fasteners, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, Phil and Vivian, Pro Shocks, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scribner Plastics, Silva Chassis, Snap On Tools, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Sposato Paint, Strange Performance, and Winters.

 

 

Wet Weather Forces Jackson Motorplex Officials to Postpone Great Lakes Shootout to May 18

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 8, 2018) - Inclement weather throughout Tuesday and the forecast for additional rain later this week has forced Jackson Motorplex officials to postpone this weekend's season opener.

The Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing, which was scheduled for this Friday, will utilize the rain date on Friday, May 18.

"We were finally able to get equipment on the track on Monday, but today was a huge setback," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "Scattered showers were predicted and we've got just shy of two inches of rain. With more rain predicted on Thursday there's no way we can race this weekend so we have to push everything back one week."

Everything about the event stays the same with the only change being the race date.

The featured classes are Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

The Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores A Main pays $5,000 to win and $700 to start. Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will compete in a $700-to-win, $150-to-start main event and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc are battling for $500 to win.

Additionally, all heat races pay $100 to win thanks to DeBerg Concrete.

Jackson Motorplex is also pushing back a practice session for all sprint cars to Thursday, May 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The pits will open at 4:30 p.m.

Pit passes for the practice session are $20 per person and admission to the grandstands is free.

UP NEXT -

May 18 for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing featuring Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Seeking a Little Luck After Tough Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 8, 2018) - Spencer Bayston was on pace to earn his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result last Friday before a crash ended his night prematurely.

Bayston and car owner Kevin Swindell were fast out of the gate at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., where they established a new track record during qualifying. A fourth-place finish in a heat race lined the Swindell Speed Lab sponsored car up on the outside of the fifth row for the A Main.

"We've had a ton of speed in the car and it showed," Bayston said. "I was up to fourth when we had a caution and we restarted on the bottom. I got to the top and made a lot speed on the exit of turn two. I got to another driver really quick. At that point he was down on the straightaway. I assumed he was going to the bottom. He moved up as my run stalled out. We met halfway down the back straightaway and we met in a bad spot."

Bayston was sandwiched between the other driver and the wall, which damaged the front end too much to return to action.

"It was very unfortunate," he said. "I was so disappointed. It was exciting we were that good with those guys. It was such a good opportunity to have a good run with the best drivers in the country."

The team was credited with a 19th-place result.

"We were going to run third at worst," Swindell said. "To start 10 th and drive through those guys like we did was really good. It was a shame we couldn't finish."

Similar misfortune hampered the team on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Bayston qualified fifth quickest and ended sixth in a heat race to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"We were running around eighth with about eight laps to go when a guy went in on the bottom in front of us and half spun," Swindell said. "Spencer had to move up a lane to avoid him and when he went up it was pretty narrow. Another driver's momentum was bringing him back to us. It spun us out and someone clobbered us. It was just a cluster, but it wasn't anyone's true fault."

The night ended early with a 19th-place finish for the second straight race.

The team will join the World of Outlaws for a trio of races this weekend. The action includes a doubleheader at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday before a show on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

"Coming into this weekend I'd say Eldora is a place I've had success in the midget, but in a winged sprint car it's a new place for me even though I've been there before," Bayston said. "The car has been good and we have a fresh motor going in. Everything should be right. I'm hoping we can carry on the success we've had in qualifying and make the night easier for ourselves."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 19 (10).

May 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 19 (7).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and Sunday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tim Walker Real Estate

Tim Walker is a real estate agent who is a big racing fan. For more information, visit http://www.TWRentToOwn.com.

"Tim Walker came on board with us this year," Swindell said. "He's a big fan of racing and we're excited to have him as part of our team."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, DKW Transport, Rossie Feed & Grain, TWRentToOwn.com, Premier Truck Group, High Performance Lubricants, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Excited to Return to Eldora Speedway and Tri-State Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (May 8, 2018) - Jason Sides is heading to a track where he's won a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events during his career.

Sides and the series will compete at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, this Friday and Saturday. Sides scored feature victories at the oval in 2004 and 2009, including capturing the famed Kings Royal during that first win.

"I like racing there," he said. "We've had some good runs. We need to have a good qualifying effort and that is what will set us up for success."

Sides has posted at least one top-10 result at the half-mile oval during three of the last four seasons.

He will wrap up this weekend on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., where Mother Nature has forced the first two attempts to be postponed. He has earned a top-10 finish during three of his last six races at the bullring.

"Hats off to them for trying to get it in," he said. "We had so many rainouts early in the season we need to try to get as many of these races in."

Sides competed twice in the Midwest last weekend with the World of Outlaws. The action began on Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., where Sides qualified 11th quickest, placed fifth in a heat race after being involved in a crash and ended 14th in the A Main.

"We weren't too bad in the heat race, but Kraig (Kinser) had a good run and got by Shane (Stewart) and myself going into turns one and two," he said. "It was a little drier in turns three and four and he spun around and collected us. We restarted at the back and got back by another car to make the A Main. Then the feature wasn't bad, but we needed to start further up front."

Sides ventured to Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday. He timed in 14 th quickest in qualifying, finished fifth in a heat race and closed the night with a 15th-place run in the main event.

"The track was already getting shiny so we left some used tires on there," he said. "It took rubber around Lap 5 or Lap 6. Once it starts laying rubber you can't really run it much harder because you worry about it blowing out. The used tire made it 28 and ¾ laps before it blew out."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 14 (14).

May 5 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (14).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and Sunday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

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

 

 

Price Leaves Central Pennsylvania Debut Grateful for Experience

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 8, 2018) - Robbie Price had an eye-opening experience during his first-ever trip to compete in Central Pennsylvania last weekend.

Price and BDS Motorsports tackled the Battle of the Groves - a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com and United Racing Club doubleheader that started on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.

Unfortunately, a high pill draw and a lack of passing on the track resulted in Price finishing eighth in a heat race and 11th in a B Main.

The following night went smoother at Selinsgrove Speedway, where Price finished second in a heat race and third in a qualifier to lock himself into the A Main.

"The draw was way better and the track was a little better as far as racing-wise," he said. "In the heat I didn't get the jump. I got to the top as soon as I could and we ran second in it. Then in the qualifier I ran second most of the time, but the motor stumbled on a restart and that let a guy get a run on me so I fell to third."

Price lined up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"The first few laps I couldn't decide where to run and got shuffled back," he said. "I didn't start hustling the car soon enough. At the end of the race I felt comfortable and learned some things."

Price ended with a 17th-place result.

"It was an experience to say the least," he said. "It was different, but it was fun. I felt pretty good and we had good speed."

Price and BDS Motorsports have a trio of ASCS National Tour races on this week's schedule. Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., hosts a race on Wednesday before Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., has an event on Thursday. The weekend will wrap up on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"I'm excited to get on some little tracks," he said. "Growing up racing on the West Coast you don't run a lot big tracks. I'm looking forward to some bullrings this weekend like I'm used to."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 11 (10).

May 5 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (1); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 17 (9).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scotty Fishing Products

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"We're excited to have Scotty Fishing Products as part of our team," Price said. "It's great to know a well-known brand like Scotty Fishing Products is willing to team up with an up-and-coming driver such as myself."

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

 

 

Bergman Produces Top-Five Finish During First-Ever Trip to Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 8, 2018) - Seth Bergman had a successful debut in Central Pennsylvania last weekend during the Battle of the Groves to maintain the points lead in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com championship standings.

Bergman opened the weekend on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, where he placed seventh in a heat race before charging from 11th to win a B Main.

"We were way off in the heat race and it showed," he said. "We didn't panic and start throwing a bunch of stuff at the race car. We kept our cool and made minimal changes to the car. I made sure I stayed as calm as I could. We had a lot of adversity to overcome. We focused on getting our car as close as we could. I got going good on the top and we slid a couple of cars. We kept making speed up top."

That earned the 18th starting position in the A Main. Unfortunately, the track took rubber early and passing was difficult. Bergman picked up a trio of positions to finish 15th.

"We tightened up from the B Main to the A Main and I didn't feel as good," he said. "Shortly in it took rubber and everyone fell in line."

Bergman continued to move forward on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway, where he powered from sixth to win a heat race. He then advanced from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier, which made him the high-points driver entering the main event.

"I felt really good," he said. "I was leaning on it pretty hard and driving hard."

Bergman started the feature on the pole, but dropped to second on the opening lap. He maintained a top-three position for most of the race before settling for a fifth-place finish, which marked his ninth top five of the season.

"The track slicked off," he said. "I thought the bottom was taking rubber in turns one and two so I went down to run it. That let the outside car get around me. I rode in third most of the race and late in the race when the fuel load came off we were getting freer and freer and lost two more spots in the final few laps."

Bergman returns to the Midwest for a trio of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races this week. The action begins on Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., before shifting to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday. The weekend wraps up on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 1 (11); Feature: 15 (18).

May 5 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (6); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

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

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

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Enjoys First-Career Race in Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 8, 2018) - Although Mother Nature didn't cooperate, Giovanni Scelzi was pleased with how his debut in Central Pennsylvania went last weekend.

Two of his three races rained out, leaving Friday's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com and United Racing Club event at Williams Grove Speedway as the lone opportunity to compete.

"It was cool," he said. "It was one of the most unique places I've been to by far. It was neat to see the bridge and Beer Hill and how everything is laid out. I wish I could have walked around and seen more of it."

Scelzi, who was driving the Indy Race Parts No. 71 for Bernie Stuebgen, kicked off the Battle of the Groves opener by finishing fourth in a heat race on the half-mile oval.

"We hot lapped good, but missed it a bit in the heat race," he said. "We changed some bars and moved some wheels. We made quite a few changes that helped tighten the car up. That saved our night."

Scelzi rallied from seventh to third place in a qualifier to earn enough overall points to lock into the A Main.

"I was in sixth on the start of the qualifier and slid a couple of guys," he said. "I could go wherever I wanted. At that point the track was the best it was all night."

Scelzi started the main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"The track got cleaned off early in the race," he said. "I was trying to make something happen on the top. I never got a restart where cars opened up for me. I kept getting held up on entrance and couldn't run where I wanted to. The first half I was on the top going where the cars weren't. By the end the rubber got so bad you had to be down there."

Scelzi battled just outside the top 10 throughout the entire race before finishing 13th. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/g2os9pYOo0Y.

Races on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., and on Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., rained out.

Scelzi is taking this weekend off before returning to his family owned team for the Peter Murphy Classic on May 18-19 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 4 (3); Qualifier: 3 (7); Feature: 13 (11).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 18-19 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blast Tech

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"Blast Tech is a huge part of our race team and has been since Day 1," Scelzi said. "They are also a big part of our family business and we couldn't do it without them."

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

 

 

Hendricks Shows Speed During Rough Weekend in Missouri

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (May 8, 2018) - Zane Hendricks endured a tough weekend of racing in Missouri that saw a pair of promising nights in competition with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League both end in crashes for the Tucker-Boat Motorsports driver.

"It was a really rough weekend," he said. "Both crashes were my fault. I apologize to the others involved and to my team. They've given me a great opportunity and work hard to give me a fast car every time I'm on the track. I've let them down, but I'll learn from my mistakes."

Hendricks's weekend began on Friday at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., where he started last in his eight-car heat race.

"I got up to fifth and then had to go to the back again," he said. "Then I got back up to third when I went into the corner a little too hard and spun the car right in front of another car. Then a third car came in and hit us and sent all three of us flipping. Unfortunately, the initial damage went from a bent axle and maybe a shock to a complete frame.

"I definitely had a fast car. If I would have finished in third I most likely would have started on the front row of the feature."

Saturday evening at Lucas Oil Speedway also began with a fast car for Hendricks.

"That was the best car I've ever had on a big track like that," he said. "We were fourth quickest in hot laps behind three of the Kunz cars."

Hendricks started seventh in his heat race and was running well until a misjudged slider a few laps into the race ended his night.

"We don't run as many big tracks and they're a larger learning curve," he said. "I just completely misjudged how far back I was. I thought I was close enough to complete the slider, but I came up about a foot-and-a-half short and ended up destroying our car and someone else's. On a smaller track, that move probably wouldn't have been that big of a deal. But on a big track like that at such a high speed, a little bit of contact can go a long way.

"I felt especially bad for Grady and Eric. We've raced with them ever since I started racing a midget. If it had to be anyone involved, I really didn't want it to be one of the POWRi West guys."

Other than having a fast car both nights, another positive item about the weekend was its timing.

"At least this happened just before a break in our schedule," Hendricks said. "We don't race again until USAC Speed Week, which is after Memorial Day. We need that time to get two more cars together."

His next race is scheduled for May 29 at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Ind., with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. - Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: DNS (-).

May 5 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

May 29 at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Ind., with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Momentum Racing Suspensions

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"Brad Benic's customer service is one of the best out there," Hendricks said. "He's always open to any questions, trying something new, helping with setups. His turn-around times are great."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, CK Power, Shorty's Machine Shop, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Rallies to Record Top-10 Result During Debut at Heartland Park Topeka

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (May 8, 2018) - Mason Daniel rebounded from an early incident to capture his second straight top-10 result last Friday during an ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Warrior Region race at Heartland Park Topeka.

Daniel finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race during his debut at the track in Topeka, Kan. That lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the A Main.

"I was running 11th when I went into turns three and four harder than I should have," he said. "I got in there a little hot and spun out so we restarted 20th. We were able to drive back into the top 10 and probably would have got a few more positions, but we had a right rear tire with a hole in it the last few laps so we were hanging on."

Daniel's rally to overcome the early spin and outlast the flat tire resulted in a 10th-place finish.

He was on pace to improve his results the ensuing night at Lucas Oil Speedway, where Daniel advanced from eighth to fifth place in a heat race before a runner-up result in the B Main started him 18th in the main event.

"We got up to 11th in six laps," he said. "On the first corner we passed three or four cars. We had a really fast car and I was able to run where they weren't and pick them off. I got a little high on entry in turns three and four. The chassis caught the cushion and we ended up flipping over. There was a hole on entry. I thought if I could go above the hole my corner would be better. As I did that the cushion caught our bottom right side of the chassis. Once I came down I ended up turning over. We sat there for what seemed like a year when someone came in full throttle and ran into us."

The crash marked Daniel's first sprint car flip and unfortunately ended his night early with an 18th-place result.

He is slated to compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com this Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., and Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kan. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 10 (13).

May 5 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 18 (18).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., and Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Valley Pacific

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"Every step of the way from micros to midgets to sprint cars they've helped us," Daniel said. "We're grateful to have a long-term relationship with everyone at Valley Pacific."

Daniel would also like to thank Young's Racing, Dillon Risk Management, Bell Helmets and Schoenfeld Headers for their continued support.

 

 

Helms Looking Forward to Next Opportunity to Learn This Weekend With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, Ohio (May 8, 2018) - Caleb Helms has a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader on tap this weekend at Eldora Speedway.

Helms is looking forward to the half-mile oval near Rossburg, Ohio, which offers the next opportunity to test and learn this Friday and Saturday.

"We've been struggling with the car lately so I'm looking forward to going somewhere different and that doesn't count for points," he said. "We can try a couple of different things with the setup and it isn't risky."

Helms said his team has struggled to find a good balance with his sprint car during the last few races, which was evident last Saturday at Sharon Speedway during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event.

Helms qualified second quickest in his group, which lined him up on the inside of the second row for a heat race.

"I caught a rut on the bottom and lost some speed coming off the corner," he said. "I got passed by the fourth and fifth-place drivers going into turn three. We never recovered that and ended up in the B Main."

Helms finished fifth in the heat race, which was one spot shy of locking into the A Main. He was relegated to the B Main, but a seventh-place result forced the team to use a provisional to start at the back of the main event.

"In the feature we went the other way and started to make some ground the first five laps," he said. "I felt like I had something to move forward with. We had an open red and made a couple of changes to the car hoping to get it even better, but after that I couldn't find a good spot in the track."

Helms ended with a 22nd-place result.

Last Friday's All Star show at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., rained out and was postponed to June 1.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 5 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 7 (5); Feature: 22 (26).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ferguson

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"We use the Ferguson water works division for our pipe materials, fittings, water line stuff, etc., with our family business," Helms said. "We are very grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Helms would also like to thank Big Jerk Jerky, Helms Construction Inc., Leiber's Garage, Helms and Sons Excavating, CnB Chubby and Ted's Market in Pandora for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Posts First Podium Finish of the Season at Double X Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (May 8, 2018) - Brandon Hanks earned a much-needed podium finish last Sunday at Double X Speedway.

"I was glad to go there and work some kinks out with things we've had issues with lately," he said. "We started the season out so strong. Normally that's hard for me to do, but I got going pretty strong. It's like we lost some speed there. We've been working on a couple of things to find our speed again and that's why we went to Double X."

Hanks maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race before advancing from fifth to third in the A Main.

"The A Main went well," he said. "I was a little snug in the center of the corner. The stock cars wore out the middle of the track. There was a good cushion going in and hardly anything in the center and it comes back at you exiting the corner. Whenever I'd get to the center of the corner I'd push. I got up to second, but ended up losing one spot in traffic."

The third-place result was a great finish to the weekend, which began the previous night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., with the ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Warrior Region.

"We had a bad draw and passing was pretty hard, but there were some who could make it work," he said.

Hanks advanced from ninth to seventh in the heat race, which relegated him to the fifth starting position in the B Main. However, the bottom row got a bad start and Hanks fought to claw back to a sixth-place ending.

"I lost a few spots at the beginning so it was good just to get back near where we started, but that didn't earn a transfer into the main event," he said. "We weren't happy with Wheatland so we made the decision to go to Double X and see what our issues are. We still fought a couple of issues, but it was a much better car."

Hanks is scheduled to compete this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 5 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 6 (5).

May 6 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandonhanksmotorsports/?ref=bookmarks

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank Penske Racing Shocks, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Records Two Top Fives While Learning New Engine

Inside Line Promotions - WAGNER, S.D. (May 8, 2018) - Jack Dover earned a pair of top-five finishes last weekend while trying to dial in a new opportunity.

"Rick Bowers put together a deal with Speedway Engines so I want to thank him," he said. "This was an opportunity that came along so I'm going to run the motor some along with our Ford engine through Moss Racing Engines."

Last Friday was Dover's first time with the new engine and he was efficient throughout the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints show at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. He finished second in both a heat race and a dash before starting the A Main on the outside of the front row.

"We're still trying to figure out the new car," he said. "Everything is 180 degrees different than last year. We have a different chassis, torsion bars, etc., and now engine. We're trying to figure out the fuel system on this motor. I think this is close, but we have some fine-tuning to do."

Dover finished fourth during the main event, but more importantly learned about his new engine.

That learning continued on Saturday at Wagner Speedway during a Midwest Sprint Touring Series event. Dover won a heat race before he recorded a fifth-place finish in the A Main.

"I felt like the weekend went good," he said. "We never hardly go back and are normally going forward. We just have to figure out what to do to get a little better. The car felt good. We're just trying to fine-tune that motor. I think that's part of the reason we didn't win because we didn't gear it right or fuel it right. I feel like we're getting closer and a win is coming soon."

Dover will return to action this Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com before competing at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 2 (5); Feature: 4 (2).

May 5 - Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com and Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Certified Transmission

Certified Transmission is one of the largest independent manufactured transmission repair and remanufacturing facilities in the country. Established in 1979, Certified Transmission has 13 retail stores in four states. For more information, visit http://www.CertifiedTransmission.com .

"Certified Transmission has been a great sponsor the last few years in helping build Jack Dover Racing," Dover said. "On top of their support for the race team, Certified Transmission put a transmission in my personal truck a few years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Dancer Uses Attica Outing as Problem Solver for Upcoming World of Outlaws Event

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (May 8, 2018) - Shawn Dancer ventured to Attica Raceway Park last Friday for the first time this season.

Although the result wasn't what his team hoped to achieve, a problem was solved.

"The past two weekends have been a struggle for us," Dancer said. "At Attica last weekend we qualified 24th and started and finished seventh in our heat race."

Dancer had to run the B Main, in which he started fourth and finished seventh.

"We figured out that we've been struggling so bad because our shocks weren't correct," he said. "When we went out for the B Main the other night, the car felt a lot better after we fixed the shocks. We didn't go anywhere in the B Main, but that was because of some other mechanical issues."

Dancer and the team will head to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, this weekend to run with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and they hope that having their shock problem fixed will be a big help.

"Though we might lack a bit of motor on a big track like Eldora, we're aiming to at least make one A Main this weekend," Dancer said. "We've had some decent luck with the Outlaws at Eldora before so we're hoping to run pretty well and have some fun."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 7 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kistler Engines

For more than 20 years, Kistler Engines has been providing top of the line engines to sprint car drivers. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines is the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the US. For more information, visit https://kistlerracing.com.

"Paul has been great to us for a long time," Dancer said. "He does our motors and he always helps us out a lot. We really appreciate having him and Kistler Engines as a partner."

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

 

 

Joshua Shipley Charges Through Field at Arizona Speedway to Earn Another Top-10 Finish

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (May 8, 2018) - Joshua Shipley had another solid performance with the ASCS Southwest Region last Saturday when he gained six positions to earn a top-10 finish at Arizona Speedway.

"We had a solid run overall," he said. "We got our Shaver engine back and it did not disappoint. We had a lot of power and it helped us maneuver through the field."

Shipley didn't draw a great pill so he started eighth out of nine cars in the heat race. He advanced one position on a track that was difficult to make passes.

"We didn't make the redraw so that lined us up 12th for the feature," Shipley said. "We went for 21 laps without a caution and we had made our way up to sixth by then."

After a couple of late-race restarts, the team brought home a sixth-place finish. It marked Shipley's seventh top-10 result of the season.

"Track position has been really important these last couple of races," he said. "We didn't have that so we just had to use our Shaver engine power and drive it to the front. The track was really heavy and we were hammer down the entire time."

Shipley also noted how great the setup on the car was last Saturday.

"Alan (Verville) absolutely nailed it," he said. "The car was so good and I could have put it anywhere. He made the perfect call."

The Verville Motorsports team remains in third place in the 2018 ASCS Southwest Region championship standings entering the next race, which is this Saturday at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 5 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (8); Feature: 6 (12).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz., with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shaver Racing Engines

Ron Shaver has been building winning engines over the past 30 years. From World of Outlaws, USAC, NHRA and CRA, Shaver Racing Engines have been helping teams win championships across all spectrums of racing. For more information, visit http://shaverengines.org/

"Ron Shaver has been absolutely great to us," Shipley said. "His engines are a huge key to our success. We love the consistent performance Shaver Racing Engines brings to the table."

Shipley would also like to thank Up Front Signs, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Lifting Solutions, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Minks Motorsports, Border Tire and Catalina Drywall for their continued support.

 

 

DeCaires Father/Son Duo Compete at Placerville Speedway with Dale Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, fans were treated to a special night of racing that included the first ever race featuring Greg and Bubba DeCaires as both were in action aboard Dale Miller Motorsports entries. The elder DeCaires would finish third while Bubba DeCaires finished 16th.

“It was a great night of racing, and I certainly had some butterflies racing with my son, as well as racing a brand new showroom type piece that Dale Miller put together,” Greg DeCaires said. “There is a ton of young talent at Placerville Speedway now and it was fun to get out there.”

After stepping away from full time competition at the end of last season, DeCaires made his return to racing on Saturday night as he timed the Thompson’s Auto/RedHawk Casino/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No. 4SA JR in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race action, the Elk Grove, CA driver would race his way to a second place finish which would be good enough to get him into the redraw where the three pill would put him in the second row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the green lights flashed, DeCaires would fall back to the fifth position on the opening lap before quickly getting into fourth. Battling with former veteran Jimmy Trulli, DeCaires would then overtake the third position on the third lap as he chased after Justyn Cox and Tony Gualda.

Amidst a wild race that saw several stoppages and restarts, DeCaires would do a great job in his first night back as he claimed the final spot on the podium.

Also in action on this night was Bubba DeCaires who was making his fourth career Winged 360 start with Dale Miller Motorsports.

Timing the El Dorado Hills Landscaping/Anrak Corporation/Frank’s Auto Body backed No.4SA machine in 19th quickest after admittedly making a few mistakes, the youngster would finish sixth in his heat race.

Lining up in the 19th position for the feature event, DeCaires would turn in some nice laps as he continues to hone his craft in the full size sprint car. Able to pick up a couple of positions, DeCaires would earn a 16th place finish on this night.

“I struggled to get comfortable in the feature event, but I think that is part of the learning curve,” DeCaires added. “I am really happy and grateful to be making laps in the 4SA for Dale Miller and to do it and be a teammate with my Dad on Saturday was pretty cool.”

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Auto, RedHawk Casino, Dale Miller Septic, Inc, El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Fabrication, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 5, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports is scheduled to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night May 5th with Greg and Bubba DeCaires both slated to be in action.

 

 

Steven Tiner Puts On Hard Charge at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: 2017 Placerville Speedway Champion, Steven Tiner, persevered on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway as he overcame a tough qualifying effort to charge from 14th to finish seventh during the track’s second points event of the season.

“We had a really fast car in the feature, it just got a little narrow at the end of the race and we ran out of time,” Steven Tiner said. “We went out early to time in and had a stumble, so that was tough, but my guys did a great job of giving me a really racy STR No. 94”

Timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Fisher Racing Engines backed No. 94 entry in 14th quickest in qualifying time trials, Tiner would have his work cut out for himself in his heat race.

Lining up in the third row, Tiner would battle with Andy Forsberg much of the race. Finishing fourth, the Visalia, CA pilot would move into the feature event where he would find himself back in the 14th starting position.

When the race came to life, Tiner was very sporty from the back of the pack. Quickly working his way forward, Tiner would also take advantage of several double file restarts to gain track position.

Finding himself well inside the Top-10, Tiner would again find himself chasing after And Forsberg for the sixth position as he was now up into seventh. Continuing to battle with a fellow track champion, Tiner would be unable to get the position as he closed his Saturday night out with a Top-10 finish by way of his seventh place effort.

“Looking at the results we were one of the few cars that was able to make up a ton of ground so that was a good thing,” Tiner said. “Not being in the redraw and qualifying poorly really makes these shows tough. Thanks to my guys and my backers for all of their help.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Tiner will return to action on Friday May 18th in Tulare, CA during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic.

 

 

Lucas Ashe Seventh at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his return to the track where he kicked off his racing career on Friday night, Ocean Speedway, Lucas Ashe would have a good night overall that saw him come home with a seventh place finish.

“It was a good first night of making my own calls on my car,” Lucas Ashe said. “I really think it was the most I have learned in one night so that is a good feeling. I have some learning to do on shocks, but I am really excited for the rest of the season.”

Ashe made the trip to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA to take on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. Timing the Jester Auto Museum and Event Center/SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil backed No. 33 entry in eighth quickest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Cottonwood, CA driver would pick up the win, which would be important to his night, as it would put him in the six-lap dash.

Running third in the Dash behind Brad Furr and Jake Haulot, Ashe would find himself in the second row for the 30-lap feature event. When the race came to life, Ashe would jump into second as he chased after early leader, Brad Furr.

Running in the second position for the first handful of laps, Ashe would make a slight mistake on a lap four restart and would fall back to the fourth position. Able to work his way back up into third, the youngster would lose the handle on the 10th lap and bring his machine to a stop.

Able to restart, Ashe would make up a little bit of his lost ground as he was able to come home with a seventh place finish.

“It was a good start to the night, but we could have been better in the feature,” Ashe said. “It is definitely going to be a new challenge doing this on our own, but it is a challenge I am looking forward to.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, Triple X Race Co., DMI Components, VSR, Factory QRC, Shaver Racing Engines, Rod End Supply, Fat Cat Propane, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 9, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: Ashe will pick the Sprint Car Challenge Tour up on Saturday night when the series heads to Fernley, NV.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook. You can also keep up with Lucas by clicking over to www.lucasasheracing.com.

 

 

Green to Drop On URSS 2018 Season this Saturday

This Saturday night, May 12th, the United Rebel Sprint Series will begin their 13th season of competition as they visit the state of Colorado for the Colorado Spring Showdown at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Co. This is a rescheduled race after their first attempt was snowed out on April 14th.

Leading the Rebels into the state of Colorado will be last years Myer’s Engines National Champion, Zach Blurton from Quinter, KS, who has already competed in several events this year in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Missouri. Also planning on the tow all the way from the state of Oklahoma will be Ty Williams who has also competed in several races in Oklahoma. Along with these will be a large contingency of drivers including Liberal KS hotshoes, Steven Richardson, Tracey Hill, Koby Walters and 2 time DCRP Champion Taylor Velasquez. With the URSS and Dodge City Raceway Park working together this year on scheduling, a great contingent of Dodge City Cars will be also be attending including 2 time URSS Champion Brian Herbert, Tyler and Jordan Knight and several others who will chase the full URSS Schedule this season. Kansas will be well represented with a host of other drivers also planning to make the tow. Drivers from the state of Nebraska with intent to compete will be McCooks, Darren Berry and North Plattes John Webster and Tom Belsky.

Waiting for all the out of state drivers and chomping at the bit to get some racing started and defend their turf will also be a huge group from the state of Colorado including veteran drivers Nick Haygood, Todd Plemons, Coby Pearce and Lonnie Cox along with young guns, Austin Mclean, Buddy Tubbs, Nick Nichols and many others.

Look for this to be one of the biggest and best Sprint Car shows Colorado has had for many years as the winner will take home the $1000 winners share with $200 to start the Myers Engines URSS National A feature.

Along with the URSS Rebel Sprints will be IMCA Stock Cars, Modifieds, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, Compacts and Dwarfs. Races start at 6pm Mountain Time.

If you can’t attend in person be sure listen to all the action live on racinboys.com

 

 

SIMPSON NAMED LITTLE 500 HALL OF FAME HELMET SPONSOR

Anderson, IN – May 08, 2018 – The Little 500 Hall of Fame today announced that Simpson Performance Products will be the official helmet sponsor of the Little 500 Hall of Fame in 2018.

Simpson will provide helmets to the Little 500 Hall of Fame for its benefit raffle and future permanent display. Each year the entire Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM starting field autographs each helmet. One helmet is raffled off while the other is saved for a future permanent display the Little 500 Hall of Fame is working towards.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity Simpson Performance Products has shown with its support of the Little 500 Hall of Fame this year” explained Little 500 Hall of Fame President David Sink. “We are a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting the Little 500 and honoring individuals for past accomplishments in the race. In reality, if it wasn’t for businesses like Simpson and what they do for us, the Little 500 Hall of Fame wouldn’t be able to do what we do. I would encourage anybody in the racing industry needing top-of-the-line safety equipment to support Simpson since they give back to the sport in several capacities” concluded Sink.

Simpson Performance Products was founded in 1959 with the introduction of the first drag racing parachute. In 1964 the first Firesuit was introduced and was a major advancement in safety history at the time. The first RX-1 Helmet was introduced in 1979. Today Simpson manufactures a wide variety of safety equipment that includes Helmets, Racing Suits, Head and Neck Restraints, Harnesses, Gloves, Shoes, Apparel, and Bags among other products.

Simpson is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX with more than 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Many of their restraints, helmets and flagship parachutes are manufactured and tested there. Simpson firesuits and crew uniforms are manufactured outside of Los Angeles, CA in their 52,000 sq. foot facility. Simpson also employs the largest customer service and sales team devoted solely to servicing NASCAR customers of any racing safety supplier, based in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, NC. Simpson World Indy has been servicing the Midwest and the open wheel racing division in Brownsburg, IN for over 10 years.

Some of the most talented drivers in racing today use Simpson products including: Tony Stewart, Donny Schatz, John Force, Brittany Force, Courtney Force, Robert Hight, Miguel Paludo, Justin Allgaier, and Timothy Peters among others.

The 70th Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM will be held at Anderson Speedway on Saturday May 26. The 500-lap asphalt sprint car race is one of the most popular short-track events in the entire country as evidence of record crowds the past few seasons. This year’s event will feature the return of nine-time Little 500 champion Eric Gordon after a five year hiatus.

The REV-X 29th Little 500 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony / Indiana Racing Memorial Association Dedication will take place at Anderson Speedway on Saturday afternoon May 26. Seating is limited at this year’s luncheon, so advance tickets will be the only way to guarantee a seat. Please order your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased by sending a check or money order to: Little 500 Hall of Fame, 5027 Pearl St., Anderson, IN 46013. Tickets can also be purchased at the Anderson Speedway Box office. For more information please call (765) 642-0206 or (765) 278-8231.

For more information on Simpson Race Products and its various products please visit www.simpsonraceproducts.com or call 1-800-654-RACE

 


 

FAST makes first ever appearance at Sharon; 15 to chase FAST 305 title

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

FREMONT, Ohio – For the first time in the 10 year history of the All Pro Aluminum FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics, the competitors will head to the historic Sharon Speedway near Hartford, Ohio to take on the tough Western Pennsylvania teams Saturday, May 12.

It will be the first of two appearances at Sharon Speedway for the FAST 410 series in 2018, the other happening Saturday, Aug. 18.

“We have had several of the teams that compete in the Western Pennsylvania area come over and race with our FAST series and now our teams get a chance to battle them on their home turf. It’s a great opportunity to showcase the tremendous talent we have in Ohio,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.

Pit gates at Sharon will open at 4 p.m. with general admission gates swinging open at 5 p.m. and racing getting under way at 7 p.m. Adult general admission tickets are $15 with senior citizens tickets at $10 and kids 13 and under get in free. Pit passes are $30. For more information to www.sharonspeedway.com

With three races recorded in the 2018 FAST 410 season, two-time series champion Craig Mintz sits atop the point standings thanks to back-to-back wins at Fremont Speedway. Cap Henry is only 24 points back with former 305 FAST champion Stuart Brubaker third just 29 markers behind. Last year’s FAST runner-up Chris Andrews is fourth in points followed by defending series champion DJ Foos, Broc Martin, Tyler Gunn, TJ Michael, Jess Stiger, Adam Kekich, Duane Zablocki, Kelsey Ivy, four time series champion Byron Reed, Brian Lay and Max Stambaugh.

Fifteen teams have signed up to chase the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro title in 2018. They are:

- Bryan Sebetto of Fremont, Ohio. Sebetto was the 2011 Fremont Speedway 410 track champion and the 2011 and 2012 FAST 410 champion.

- John Ivy of Fremont, Ohio. Ivy is a former Fremont Speedway 410, 305 and dirt truck champion and a former Attica Raceway Park 410 and 305 track champion.

- Paul Weaver of Fremont, Ohio. Weaver has won the past two straight FAST 305 championships and is the defending Attica Raceway Park 305 track champion and is a past Fremont Speedway 305 track champion.

-Bobby Clark of Fremont, Ohio. Clark was the 2015 FAST 305 champion and is past Fremont Speedway 305 and 360 track champion.

-Jamie Miller of Fremont, Ohio. Miller is a former Attica Raceway Park track champion.

-Matt Foos of Fremont, Ohio. Foos is a former Attica Raceway Park dirt truck track champion.

-Kyle Peters of Mansfield, Ohio. Peters is in his fourth year of racing.

-Dustin Rall of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Rall is in his third year of racing.

-Chase Dunham of Liepsic, Ohio. Dunham is in his second year of sprint car racing. He was the 2017 FAST 305 rookie of the year and the 2017 Attica rookie of the year.

- Brandon Moore of Clyde, Ohio. Moore scored his first feature win in 2017 at Fremont Speedway.

-Matt Lucius of Tiffin, Ohio. Lucius has been racing 11 years and has wins in dirt trucks and 410 sprints.

-Kyle Capodice of Sandusky, Ohio. Capodice is in his third year of racing and has wins at Attica Raceway Park.

-Seth Schneider Fremont, Ohio. Schneider has been racing seven years and was the 2011 Attica 305 rookie of the year. He recorded his first career win at Fremont in 2017.

-Tyler Street of Ashland, Ohio. Street is in his third year of racing and was the 305 rookie of the year in 2015 at Attica.

- Kevin Mingus of Huron, Ohio. Mingus is in his second year of racing sprints on dirt. He was the 2014 Buckeye Super Sprint Champion on asphalt and the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Late Model Rookie of the Year at Columbus Motor Speedway.

With the first weekend of competition completed this May 4 and 5 (Fremont’s event was show-up points only) Moore leads the FAST 305 championship series points by just 7 markers over Ivy. Miller is only 11 points back in third followed by Clark who scored the win this past Saturday at Fremont and Peters, who led much of the feature at Attica Friday.

The rest of the FAST 305 standings are 6. Capodice; 7. Weaver; 8. Street; 9. Schneider; 10. Foos; 11. Lucius; 12. Sebetto; 13. Rall; 14. Dunham; and 15. Mingus.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will be back in action Friday, May 18 at Attica Raceway Park.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, based in Johnstown, Ohio, is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads, as well as the new Generation 3 and Mopar W9RP, catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro. Visit www.allproheads.com for more information.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont , Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. Visit www.jlhcompany.com for more information

About Ohio Logistics:

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LUCAS OIL TEST AND TUNE NIGHT POSTPONED

By Clinton Geoffrey

OHSWEKEN, ON. – May 8, 2018 - This Friday’s Lucas Oil Test and Tune night scheduled for Friday, May 11 has been postponed until next Wednesday, May 16.

“Unfortunately the weather has put us behind schedule,” said speedway owner Glenn Styres. “Last week’s violent wind storm damaged the new catch fencing that was being built, and we need a few more days to get back on track.”

Practice has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, May 16. All cars competing at Ohsweken in 2018 are welcome to test on the lightning-fast 3/8-mile clay oval, including the track’s four weekly divisions, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

The pit gate will open at 5:00pm for competitors at a cost of $25 per driver and $10 per crew member. Cars are scheduled to be on track beginning at 6:00pm.Practice will alternate for divisions

Due to ongoing construction on the property, the main grandstand will be closed to spectators. Ohsweken fans can watch Lucas Oil Test and Tune night live online free of charge via the track’s Livestream on the Speedway’s website.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 2018 Friday Night Excitement schedule kicks off on Friday, May 18 with the Ackland Insurance 23rd annual season opener, featuring the inaugural race for the Action Sprint Tour, Ontario’s new travelling Crate Sprint Car Tour. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will all be in action for their season debut. Race time is 7:30pm for opening night and all season long. For the full 2018 schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
2018 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s weekly Friday Night Excitement program includes Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. To view the full 2018 season schedule visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while 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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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Rahmer Leads Cup Entries by Ron Rodda

Freddie Rahmer Jr. was the first driver to be entered for the highest paying winged 360 sprint race ever presented. Now known as the Rico Abreu Racing 25th Annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing, a $200,000+ purse will be paid during the three day event on October 18-20. Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway has been the home track since 2005 and will host the event for the 14th time.

Trophy Cup founder, Dave Pusateri, mailed 97 entry forms to the invitation only race. That total includes the cars that raced last year plus an additional few that were unable to race due to injury or being effected by the Santa Rosa fire.

To secure their eligibility to race this year’s event, entries should be postmarked by May 31. Forty entries have been received as of May 8th.

Entries: Freddie Rahmer, Jr., Mason Moore, Sean Becker, Kalib Henry, Colby Copeland, Jarrett Soares, Craig Stidham, Willie Croft, Pat Harvey, Mark Herz, Jason Meyers, John Carney, Danny Faria Jr., Matthew Moles, Kaleb Montgomery, Jason Solwold, Dominic Scelzi, Giovanni Scelzi, Zane Blanchard.

Colton Heath, Dustin Freitas, Jason Statler, Collin Markley, Bud Kaeding, Vaughn Schott, Tanner Boul, Carson Macedo, Jake Morgan, Kyle Offill, Tanner Thorson, Dustin Golobic, Colton Hardy, plus an additional 8 entries without a listed driver.

 

 

Experience Delivers Fourth Place Finish For Hafertepe At Williams Grove

Bryan Hulbert - MECHANICSBURG, Penn. (May 8, 2018) With the notes and the laps to work with, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. kicked off his return trip to Pennsylvania with a fourth-place finish Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.
"Friday we were good. It helped that I've raced there quite a bit, and we used some stuff that had worked for me in the past. The track was tough to pass on. I wasn't locked down, but you had to hit the bottom without losing to much speed, so it helped that we were able to start near the front," explained Hafertepe who rolled out of Williams Grove as the series point's leader.


Looking to carry that momentum into Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night, the evening ended far from what Sam was looking to accomplish.
"Saturday we were just off and what made it more frustrating, is normally if we do start off slow, we get better as the night goes and that wasn't the case. That's probably the most frustrated I've been at a race in a long time."
Dropping to fourth in tour standings, Hafertepe and the Hills Racing Team No. 15h will look to rebound with three nights of competition this week at Humboldt Speedway on Wednesday, May 9, then Lakeside Speedway on Thursday, May 10, and finally I-30 Speedway on Saturday, May 12.
"We've run well at all three tracks were going to this week so we're looking forward to it. We ran third at Humboldt last year at the Regional show and had a good battle with Aaron before I ran out of tear-offs at Lakeside and of course I-30, we won there last year so it should be a good week for us."
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 15; Wins -1 ; Top 5 - 5; Top 10 - 6; Top 15 -8; Top 20 -10;
Up Next:
May 9, 2018 - Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
May 10, 2018 - Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
May 12, 2018 - I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
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Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, Cool Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

Hahn Finish Pennsylvania Swing With A Top-10 at Selinsgrove Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - SELINSGROVE, Penn. (May 8, 2018) Making his first starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com, Blake Hahn ended his weekend with a tenth-place finish at Selinsgrove Speedway.
"The whole weekend was a huge learning experience. We struggled to get going at Williams Grove and finally did hit on something in the feature, but the track just got to where if you missed the bottom, you were going to get passed. Selinsgrove we were better. We weren't great, but we found a better balance in the car and really, with the level of competition we had, I was happy to come out with a tenth-place finish," commented Hahn of the overall experience at the two Pennsylvania half-miles.


Through Heats and Qualifiers on Friday night, Blake was unable to race through the B-Feature. Forced to utilize a provisional, the Griffith Truck and Equipment No. 52 took off from the 23rd starting spot where he was able to maneuver to a 16th place finish.
"I wish we would have run better at Williams Grove. It just seemed like no matter what we did to the car, it just wouldn't grab the track. After the B-Main, we threw anything we could think of at it and it got a little better, but I really hope we get to race there again. It such a unique layout with the long straightaways and tight corners that it really challenges you."
Racing directly to the A-Feature at Selinsgrove Speedway, Hahn qualified for the 14th position through the Heat and Qualifier efforts.
"We were better at Selinsgrove. Getting to 10th and being able to hold onto it was big for us to be able to improve on the weekend and stay close in the points."
Sitting fifth, only 67 points back from point's leader Seth Bergman, Hahn will have a busy week with Humboldt Speedway on Wednesday, May 9, then Lakeside Speedway on Thursday, May 10, and finally I-30 Speedway on Saturday, May 12.
"I feel really good going into these next three races. We won at Humboldt last year with the Red River Region, and we should have won at Lakeside a couple years ago. I-30 has been good to us in the past, so I feel like we should be in contention all week."
The 2018 season is Blake Hahn's 16th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2018 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 18; Wins -1 ; Top 5 - 6; Top 10 - 13; Top 15 -15; Top 20 -16;
Up Next:
May 9, 2018 - Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
May 10, 2018 - Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
May 12, 2018 - I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
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TOP-5's IN MID SOUTH: CJB #5 Continues Climb in Standings with Solid Outings Action packed weekend at Eldora and Tri-State Speedway on tap for 'Greatest Show on Dirt'

CARLISLE, PA. - May 8, 2018 - David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team appear to be finding their groove as the calendar flips over from April to May. After grabbing their first win of the season at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Texas, the team added two more top-5's to their season tally at Lake Ozark Speedway near Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and the Salina High Banks Speedway near Salina, Oklahoma.

The event at Lake of the Ozarks Speedway was contested on Friday, May 4th and marked the first visit for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to the facility in 11 years. Gravel timed in 7th, finished second in his heat race and 4th in the Craftsman Club dash.

"Running at a new track is a lot of fun for me and this team," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We timed in in the top 10, made it to the dash and finished second. We had a good car. Just wasn't enough to get past Donny (Schatz.)"

The Salina Highanks Speedway is a favorite of Gravel's on the tour and another impressive finished backed that up. The #5 machine timed in 9th quick, finished 3rd in the heat race and lined up for the feature in 9th.

"Another good run for us," explained the driver of car #5. "We've gotten our car dialed in a bit more. We need to time in better. Once we do that, we feel like we'll be in contention, night in and night out."

A potentially blockbuster weekend is on tap as Gravel and co. travel to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio for the #LetsRaceTwo weekend that pairs the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with the USAC National Sprint Car Series. Following Friday and Saturday nights racing action, the tour then heads to Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Indiana for a Mothers Day make up event.

"Eldora will always be a special place for any sprint car driver," said Gravel. "We've been lucky enough to win there in the past and we would really like to add another one. Tri-State has also been a good track to us so we're looking forward to getting back there for sure."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 18

Quick Times: 1

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 10

Top-10's: 15

Heat Race Wins: 14

Dash Wins: 1

Average Time Trial: 9.9

Average A-main finish: 7.4

Total Laps Led: 0

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

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert's Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Textron Offroad, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Northern Nevada showdown up next for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour this Saturday in Fernley

By Gary Thomas

Fernley, NV – May 8, 2018…One of the biggest two-week stretches of the season for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards is set to fire-off this Saturday May 12 with the only visit of 2018 to the Fernley 95A Speedway in Fernley, Nevada.

The facility is located just 35-miles from Reno and is geared up to host a traveling Winged 360 Sprint Car series race for the second time in its existence. Last year the Sprint Car Challenge Tour made its debut at the Fernley 95A Speedway and raced in front of the largest crowd ever for a motorsports event at the track.

This Saturday’s event marks the fourth round of the season in the battle for the $10,000-to-win Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship. The top-15 drivers/teams at seasons end will take part in the hefty $60,000 total fund. Going into Fernley just six-points separate the top-four drivers in the standings, making the next two weeks a critical stretch. Following Fernley, the tour then heads south to Thunderbowl Raceway for night one of the Peter Murphy Classic on Friday May 18.

The hottest driver in California at the moment will lead the way into Northern Nevada, with that being Roseville’s Willie Croft. The veteran wheel-man captured the most recent Sprint Car Challenge Tour event on April 28 in Petaluma and backed that up by winning last weekend’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial in Chico. Hot on his heels however, is San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, who is only three-markers back in second. The driver known simply as TK picked up a Fernley 95A Speedway victory in 2013 with the King of the West-NARC Series.

Defending Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion Kyle Hirst goes into Fernley sitting just five-points out of the lead and will be searching to earn that elusive first SCCT win. The Paradise racer claimed a Fernley 95A win for Roth Motorsports at the 2013 Cherry Bomb Classic. Reigning Fernley winner Shane Golobic is also right there within striking distance of the lead going into Saturday. The Fremont driver ranks fourth in points but is only six-markers behind Croft for the top-spot.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg rounds out the top-five in the standings and will be gunning for a strong night to help close the gap between himself and the front runners. The numerous-time Nor-Cal champion sits 22-digits out of the lead. Completing the top-10 going into round four are Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid and Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox.

More drivers looking for good things on Saturday will include Roseville’s Sean Becker, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson, Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe, Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins, Foresthill’s Jodie Robinson, Fairfield’s Zack Lynskey, Marysville’s Ryan Souza, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Placerville’s Andy Gregg, Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar, Reno’s Adam Walters and others.

The front gate of the Fernley 95A Speedway will open at 2pm this Saturday May 12. The drivers meeting is tentatively scheduled for 4pm with racing at 6. Adult tickets cost $15 in lower bleachers and $20 in the upper bleacher area, while sky box seating is $30. Tickets can be purchased online at https://fernley95aspeedway.com/event-calendar/2018-sprint-car-challenge-tour/

From Sacramento take I-80 East to exit 46 towards West Fernley, Nevada. Follow the road to Highway 95A and then make a right turn into the Fernley 95A Motor Sports Complex. The physical address is 1965 US 95a Fernley, Nevada 89408.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Garner Heat Treat Inc., Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Light Up the World Beverages, Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Quick Time Mortgage, Race Punk, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration and Winters Performance.

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

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

Upcoming Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events:

Saturday May 12: Fernley 95A Speedway - Fernley, NV
Friday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday June 16: Keller Auto Speedway - Hanford, CA
Saturday June 30: Placerville Speedway (with KWS-NARC)
Sunday July 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 7: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

 

 

Willie Croft Leads KSE Podium Sweep at Dave Bradway Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: From coast to coast racing action took center stage and KSE Racing Products continued to help lead drivers to victory lane.

In California it was a KSE Racing Products podium sweep with the King of the West Series. Willie Croft was able to win the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial and he would share the podium with fellow KSE Racing Product drivers, Tanner Thorson, and Friday night feature event winner, Kyle Hirst.

The World of Outlaws had a pair of races over the weekend and it was a couple of KSE drivers grabbing wins. Friday night Donny Schatz was victorious as Lake of Ozarks, and on Saturday night Brad Sweet picked up his first win of the season at Salina Highbanks.

Pennsylvania had a busy weekend though the weather hampered a few tracks. Greg Hodnett won with the ASCS National Series at Williams Grove as Aaron Ott was able to score the 410 win on this night while Danny Dietrich picked up the win at Port Royal Speedway.

Craig Mintz and Chase Briscoe won at Fremont Speedway, Brian Brown returned to victory lane at Knoxville Raceway, Aaron Reutzel bested the All Stars at Sharon Speedway, while Tanner Carrick won with the POWRi Series and Logan Seavey with the ASCS Region at Lucas Oil Speedway. Steven Kent won with the Civil War Series in Tulare, CA while Jonathan Cornell and Landon Simon were each victorious.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

STEWART EARNS TOP-FIVE FINISH AT LAKE OZARK; REBOUNDS FOR TOP-10 AT SALINA

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 8, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series took on two tracks in two different states this past weekend. Friday night at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., Shane Stewart and Kyle Larson Racing earned a top-five finish and then scored a top-10 the following night at Salina (Okla.,) Highbanks Speedway.

KLR kicked off the weekend with the team's first visit to Lake Ozark Speedway on Friday and began the night by qualifying eighth. After starting third in his heat race, Stewart was caught up in an early multi-car spin. After restarting fifth, he climbed his way back up to third, earning the eighth starting spot for the main event. The pilot of the DC Solar No. 2 quickly jumped up to seventh on the start of the 40-lap feature and survived two cautions after the halfway mark of the race to earn a solid fourth-place finish.

The following night, the nearby Bixby, Okla., native qualified fifth at Salina Highbanks Speedway and finished second in his heat race. He drew the 1 pill to start on the pole of the Craftsman Club Dash and went on to lead the entire way, earning the pole starting position for the 30-lap Twister Showdown.

On the opening lap of the main event, Stewart got high in turn four and over the cushion, hitting the tires on the exit of the turn. After making repairs to the DC Solar No. 2, Stewart tagged the tail end of the field and was back up to 11th by lap 10. In the closing laps of the Twister Showdown, he was able to steal one more position to earn a top-10 finish.

"It started out as a decent weekend for us," said Stewart. "But then the driver misjudged the corner in Saturday night's main event on the opening lap. I love coming back to Oklahoma to compete, it's a race I look forward to every season and my guys gave me such a fast DC Solar car all weekend and I hate that's how it ended up for us. Still, finishing fourth Friday and coming back up to 10th on Saturday isn't a bad weekend. We're still up in the points and hopefully we can start racking up the wins here soon."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back on track this weekend for the #LetsRaceTwo event at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. For ticket information, click here.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Lake Ozark Speedway DATE: May 4, 2018 QUALIFYING: 8th HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 4th

TRACK: Salina Highbanks Speedway DATE: May 5, 2018 QUALIFYING: 5th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 1st DASH FINISH: 1st FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 10th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 18 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVES: 6 TOP-10s: 13

 

 

World of Outlaws tickets on sale for return to Farley Speedway on June 22

FARLEY, Iowa — May 8, 2018 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Farley Speedway in Iowa on Friday, June 22. Tickets can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. SLS Promotions slspromotions.ticketforce.com Buy tickets online. SLS Promotions ticket reservation system. Book your tickets instantly.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last visited Farley Speedway in 1994, with 20-time series champion Steve Kinser picking up the win. Kinser also won in 1993 at the track, while three-time series titlist and fellow Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell was victorious in the inaugural Outlaws race at Farley Speedway in 1992. Those three events were contested on the original half-mile configuration of the track. The track is now a three-eighths-mile.

Leading the way this year is nine-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who has six wins and sits atop the standings. Sheldon Haudenschild, who is having a breakout year, with three wins already this season is third in the standing. Brad Sweet, who recently picked up his first victory of the season is second in the standings.

Battling Schatz, Haudenschild and Sweet in 2018 is stout group of full-time competitors, including David Gravel, who won a career-high 18 A-Feature events last year, 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, along with fellow veteran drivers Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides and Greg Wilson.

Young drivers Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp and Brent Marks are all back on the road full-time in 2018. Ian Madsen and Dane Lorenc are on the road with the Outlaws for the first time in 2018.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Farley Speedway in Iowa on Friday, June 22 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. SLS Promotions slspromotions.ticketforce.com Buy tickets online. SLS Promotions ticket reservation system. Book your tickets instantly.

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KNOXVILLE RACEWAY TO HOST VERMEER IOWA VS. IOWA STATE NIGHT ON MAY 12

Annual Event Raises Money for Each School's Charity of Choice KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 8, 2018) -- The time tested battle of which school is better - University of Iowa or Iowa or Iowa State University - will take center stage at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 12.

Vermeer Iowa vs. Iowa State Night will feature three classes of action-packed sprint car racing but also host a contest asking fans to "vote" for which school they like better. To vote, fans are asked to make a donation of any amount throughout the night to the school of their choice. At the end of the night, the school that raised the most money will have its flag flown over the historical racing venue throughout the rest of the 2018 racing season. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite school's apparel as well.

The University of Iowa has chosen the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital as their charity of choice to receive all funds raised for their school.

"We are so grateful for the support our patients and families receive from community partners like Knoxville Raceway," said Alexandra Westlund, Assistant Director of Corporate and Community Development for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. "Funds raised through Iowa vs Iowa State Night will be used for the most urgent needs at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Though the needs are always changing, donations allow UI Stead Family Children's Hospital to offer programs and amenities that enhance the emotional well-being of patients and their families, purchase advanced medical technology that can more easily diagnose or treat childhood conditions, and seek more knowledge about childhood disorders through medical research."

All "votes" and funds raised for Iowa State University will benefit the school's general scholarship fund.

"More students from Iowa attend Iowa State than any other four-year institution in the state. So gifts to Iowa State through the Knoxville Raceway challenge mean these students get the opportunity to reach their full potential - and return to their towns and cities able to contribute to their growth," says Steve Biever, Vice President for Development at the Iowa State University Foundation.

In the 2017 inaugural Iowa vs. Iowa State Night, Iowa received more than $800 in donations, besting Iowa State supporters by nearly $500. The University of Iowa Hawkeyes flag has presided over the raceway ever since. The flag will be taken down at the start of Vermeer Iowa vs. Iowa State Night on May 12, with the winning school's flag raised at the end of the night.

"The races at Knoxville Raceway provide a fun, competitive activity in our community and Vermeer is proud to be a part of it," said Mark Core, Executive Vice-President and CMO at Vermeer. "At the same time, we're excited for our community to have the opportunity to meet our talent acquisition team and learn more about Vermeer as a top, local employer."

Vermeer will have a large display set up at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, complete with a simulator. Race fans who try their hand at the simulator will be entered to win pace truck rides in the Kraig Ford Raptor throughout the night. Vermeer staff will also be on hand to discuss employment opportunities at the Pella, Iowa based corporation.

Tickets for Vermeer Iowa vs. Iowa State Night can be purchased at the ticket office on the day of the event. Hot laps will begin at 6:30pm with 410, 360 and 305 sprint car racing to follow. Adult tickets are $15; teens $10 and children 12 and under are free. For more information on Knoxville Raceway, including a season schedule and information on the world famous 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, please visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com and follow the track on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also call the ticket office at 641-842-5431 or email KendraJ@knoxvilleraceway.com.

ABOUT VERMEER: Vermeer Corporation delivers a real impact in a progressing world through the design, manufacture and support of high-quality industrial and agricultural equipment that helps connect people to the necessities of life, manage natural resources and feed and fuel communities. With a reputation for durability and reliability, that equipment is backed by localized customer service and support provided by independent dealers around the world. To learn about Vermeer Corporation, products, the dealer network and financing options, visit vermeer.com.

 

 

Prestige Pool and Spa Will Have one Lucky ESS Fan win a Spa!!

SYRACUSE, NY – As the 2018, 35th Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints gets ready to get busy, Prestige Pool and Spa from Vernon, NY has added to the fun for the fans in a big way! For just $5 a lucky fan, crew member or even driver can go home with a Plug & Play Spa from Fantasy Spa valued at over $3,000.

Raffle tickets will be available at each event and you will have many areas to purchase. They will be at the ESS merchandise trailer, ESS pit utility trailer and also at many teams on the ESS trail. The winner will be drawn during the annual awards banquet on December 1st at the Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel (winner doesn’t need to be present).

Prestige Poll and Spa offers full service on all makes of pool and spas as well sales and installations of the best brands of pool and spas. Their state of the are showroom is located right on State Route 5 in Vernon which is just a short drive from the Utica-Rome Speedway. Prestige is also a sponsor on the Pete Richardson #67R sprint car seen at many ESS events.

Not only will a lucky fan win a great prize on December 1st but Prestige is also a point fund contributor for the 2018 ESS Tour. For more information log on to www.facebook.com/Prestigepoolspa or call (315) 363-5529

With two events in the books, defending champion Jason Barney is off to a fast start with a win and a runner-up tally so far. Canadian Dylan Westbrook leads Fulton winner Paul Kinney by a narrow margin with Matt Tanner and Coleman Gulick following.

Its still early in the season with Jonathan Preston, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath, Brett Wright and Matt Billings off to fast starts. The next two stops come on May 18 and 19 with a return to the Outlaw Speedway on that Friday and then the next night the Thunder Mountain Speedway will host the winged warriors. Both events will pay $2,000 to win, $275 to start.

The Lucas Oil ESS Sponsorship Family welcomes another new sponsor in Prestige Pool and Spa adding to making the 35th Anniversary Tour the continued tradition of excitement guaranteed!

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

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

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Pinnacle Employee Services, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Prestige Pool and Spa, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 RaceGear, Winters Performance, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Williams Grove Top 10 Highlights Weekend For Johnny Herrera

Bryan Hulbert -MECHANICSBURG, Penn. (May 8, 2018) Racing in Pennsylvania for the first time in 15-years, Johnny Herrera took on Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, followed by Selinsgrove Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com with a weekend high ninth-place finish.
"We had good speed. We drew good, but it was an up and down weekend. For the most part, we held our own," commented Herrera who sits second to Seth Bergman in tour standings following the two-race swing.
Winning the opening Heat Race at Williams Grove Speedway, Herrera followed that with a fourth-place finish in the Qualifier to position the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x tenth in the A-Feature lineup.


(Image Credit: Bill McIntyre and Central PA Racing Scene)
"We drew decent and won the Heat so that put us in a good position for the Qualifier. We ended up starting 10th and just kind of rode around. It was hard to pass once we got to the feature. The track wasn't locked down, but it started getting abrasive more so than anything. There was spotty rubber, so you definitely didn't want to miss the bottom."
Racing to beat the rain more than anything the following night at Selinsgrove Speedway, Johnny struggled to find speed all night, resulting in a 19th place finish.
"The car just wasn't happy all night. I don't know what we missed if we should have gone with a different bar combination, but we just weren't good with the racecar. That's a wing speed track, and the car has to be balanced."
From eighth to sixth in the second Heat, followed by a ninth-place finish in the opening Qualifier, Johnny was forced to race his way into the show through the second B-Feature. Lining up fifth, Herrera raced through to a second-place finish.
"We really thought we found something in the B-Main. Chris [Stivers] made quite a few changes to the car before we went out and we actually fell back on the start, but the longer that race went the faster we got and I felt like we had found something, but with the rain coming and rushing around, we just didn't get to make all the changes we wanted for the feature and got behind."
Back in the Midwest this week, Johnny will be in action at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. on Wednesday, May 9, followed by Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. on Thursday, May 10, then finally I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, May 12.
"I'm looking forward to this week. We ran Humboldt last year and really enjoyed it. Going to Lakeside, you know it's still a bigger track but we've typically run decent there then going down to Little Rock; we just want to improve over last weekend."
The 2018 season marks the 34th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto to http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.
2018 Season To Date:
Races: 9; Wins: 0; Top 5's: 3; Top 10's: 6; Top 15's: 8; Top 20's: 9
Recent Results:
May 4, 2018 - Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Penn.)
Heat: 1st [2nd]
Qualifier: 4th [4th]
A-Feature: 9th [10th]
May 5, 2018 - Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, Penn.)
Heat: 6th [8th]
Qualifier: 9th [9th]
B-Feature: 2nd [5th]
A-Feature: 19th [20th]
Coming Up:
May 9, 2018 - Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
May 10, 2018 - Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
May 12, 2018 - I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
Johnny Herrera Racing Online:
Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2
Apparel:
Online soon at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping and in the Pits at the team's trailer.
Sponsor Highlight: Mesilla Valley Transportation
Founded in 1982 by Royal Jones and Jimmy Ray, Mesilla Valley Transportation began as a small independent fleet in the Southwest. In the late 1980's MVT grew to encompass the 48 connected states and Canada. Today, Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest locally-owned Truck Load carriers in the U.S., specializing in time sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the U.S., Canada and Mexico borders.
Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage, Heidbreder Foundation Services and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Midco Sports Network Returns to River Cities for LIVE Broadcast in 2018

​ By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, ND (May 7, 2018) - In 2017, Midco Sports Network put on the first-ever live cable television broadcast from River Cities Speedway (RCS). The reaction from race fans, drivers and sponsors was overwhelming. In 2018, MidcoSN is coming back for more.

River Cities Speedway and MidcoSN are proud to announce they have teamed up once again to broadcast the June 29 races at the legendary three-tenths mile clay oval. The evening will feature the Premier Racing Series, including the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA 410 Sprints, Performance Auto Late Models, Happy Harrys Midwest Modifieds and Wells Concrete Street Stocks.

MidcoSN is the leader for high school and collegiate sports coverage in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, as well as motorsports coverage with their weekly Midco Motorsports program.

“MidcoSN is excited to televise live local racing from River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. This will be a fun addition to our Midco Motorsports weekly show and brings live racing to fans across our region,” said Mark Powell, Vice President of MidcoSN.

“Having Midco come in and broadcast from River Cities is great,” added the winningest Sprint Car driver in RCS history, Mark Dobmeier. “We have an excellent show here each week with great car counts and a high level of competition so it’s going to be great to be able to share that with everybody a little too far away to make it here on a regular night.”

From North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, race fans all across the upper Midwest will be able to tune in to some of the best dirt track racing in the country, provided by an Emmy-award winning production crew.

“Any extra media or attention is great for the sport as a whole. There might be some people out there that haven’t been to the races in a while, but if they’re sitting at home and see it on TV, they’ll probably tune in and hopefully they’ll want to come out to the races in person the next week.” continued Dobmeier.

The commentators for the broadcast bring in a lot of experience themselves as long-time race fan and host Brian Shawn, will be joined by color analyst and three-time NOSA Sprint Car champion, Chris Shirek.

To find MidcoSN, visit their channel finder: https://www.midcosn.com/schedule/channel-finder/

 

 

Shane Hopkins Rebounds To Finish 12th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Overcoming a wild flip on lap 15, Shane Hopkins and his Moxie Motorsports team would fight back and come home with an 12th place finish after thrashing in the work area at Placerville Speedway.

“I really have to thank everyone who jumped in and helped make repairs after our flip,” Shane Hopkins said. “We got caught up in a big mess and fortunately we were able to rally and nearly come home with a Top-10.”

Checking into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Hopkins would open his night up by timing the Moxie Mechanical/Morrison Concrete/TNT Powdercoat backed No. 97 machine in 10th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Running third in his heat race, the Cameron Park, CA native would grid the field from the 11th starting position. When the race came to life, Hopkins would settle in as he worked inside the Top-10 until an early caution slowed the race on the fifth lap.

Continuing to work his way forward, a yellow on lap-15 would change the complexion of Hopkins’ night. When the race came back to life, cars around him would get a little erratic and it would result in contact getting his machine upside down in turns three and four.

Going to the work area, Hopkins’ crew and an onslaught of others would get to work and would get the Rookie of the Year hopeful back on to the racing surface before the green flag was shown to the field.

From the back, Hopkins was able to take a battered racecar and race his way forward. Working his was through the field, Hopkins would salvage his night with a 12th place finish.

“It was certainly not the way we wanted it to happen, but we came home with a good finish, considering,” Shane Hopkins added. “Luckily we were able to get a lot of the bolt on stuff fixed and made it back out. Again, thanks to everyone for working so hard.”

Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports would like to thank Moxie Mechanical, Morrison Concrete, TNT Powdercoat, LRB Ent., ADCO Driveline, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Capital Ace Hardware, Johnson Motorsports, American River Overhead, Americote Painting, Gary Morgan Graphics, and ART Enterprises for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-5, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP- Shane and Moxie Motorsports return to action on Saturday night as they will travel to Fernley, NV with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21, or by following Moxie Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moxie97.

 

 

Forsberg and F&F Racing Sixth in Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing are still looking for that big run at Placerville Speedway. Returning to the track that saw the team have immense success at during their first stint together on Saturday night, Forsberg would finish sixth in the feature event.

“We just are in a funk and we can’t seem to put our finger on it,” Andy Forsberg said. “The track was really racy, we just were not and we started where we finished and that’s not where any of us want to be.”

During the track’s second point event of the season, the Auburn, CA driver kicked his night off by timing the Econo Lube-n-Tube and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed entry in second quickest in qualifying time trials.

With the fastest four cars in each heat race inverted, Forsberg would grid the field from the second row. Working his way into third when the race came to life, Forsberg would hang on to the position, which put him safely in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the six, Forsberg would take the green flag from the third row on the racy ¼ mile speedway. As the race came to life, Forsberg would lose a few positions though he would continue to run inside the Top-10.

After an early caution, Forsberg would fight his way back forward as he would get back up into sixth and race with the likes of Steven Tiner and Sean Becker. Staying in the sixth position, Forsberg would be unable to get more as he would take the checkered flag in that position.

“We definitely need to get better, and I think we can all agree with that,” Andy Forsberg said. “We are definitely not giving up, so the boys will go to work this week and we will see what we can do it Nevada this week. Thanks to the guys who bust their butts on this car, and to our partners for keeping us out here racing.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing return to action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Fernley, NC.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-2, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Tony Gualda Second at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night looking to bounce back from a near win two weeks ago, Tony Gualda would continue to show speed and confidence at the tricky ¼ mile bullring as he came home with a second place finish.

“We have been really fast at Placerville Speedway this year, and it feels good to finish up front,” Tony Gualda said. “We would have liked to have been one position better, but it is pretty cool to run second to a good friend in Justyn Cox.”

Gualda would kick the track’s second points paying event off by timing the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No.7C entry in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Hollister, CA native would finish fourth which is just what he needed to move into the nightly redraw to set the first four rows of the 25-lap feature event.

Starting next to Justyn Cox, Gualda would drop back to second when the race came to life as the top would be the better line at the start of the race. Chasing after Cox, the caution would fly on lap five just as the leaders got to traffic.

When the race came back to life, Gualda would continue to stock Cox as they again got into traffic. Closing in on the leader, another untimely stoppage would negate Gualda’s process and give the leaders clear track.

A late restart would set up a two-lap sprint to the finish and though Gualda would look to make a move, a slight bobble would see Cox get away but he would still take the checkered flag in second.

“We didn’t get a great start, but we had a really good car and made it a fun and exciting race,” Gualda added. “Again, I really want to thank Cody and Mandi for everything to do for me, and all the guys for working so hard and putting a fast car on the track.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports and Tony Gualda are now set for SCCT action in Fernley, NV on Saturday night.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Scores First Midget Win at Lucas Oil Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick and his Keith Kunz Motorsports team have been extremely fast this year and the Lincoln, CA driver has been knocking on the door for his first win. Saturday night that changed, as Carrick was able to pick up the Lucas Oil POWRi Series Feature Event win at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event alongside KKM teammate, Ryan Robinson, Carrick would stomp on the throttle when the green flag dropped and jumped out to the early lead.

Taking a liking to the high, scary side of the speedway, Carrick would continue to lead the way though he would feel pressure from veteran shoe, Jerry Coons, Jr and teammate, Logan Seavey.

Staying poised and under control while running the ragged edge, Carrick would keep the top spot while he kept his challengers at bay. Putting together a flawless race, Carrick would breakthrough and score his first career Midget win aboard the potent CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis entry.

Carrick’s Saturday night start off with the Lincoln, CA driver picking up the heat race win which put him in position to line up on the front row of the feature event.

Friday night also saw Carrick and company in action with the Lucas Oil POWRi Series as they checked into Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO.

Finishing third in his heat race, Carrick would move into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 15th starting position. With a well prepared Keith Kunz Motorsports machine under him, Carrick would have his elbows up as he worked his way forward.

Racing his way inside the Top-10 quickly, Carrick would continue to battle as he looked for more. With time running out on the USAC National Midget Series Rookie of the Year, Carrick would close Friday night out with a seventh place finish.

“We have been so close to getting our first win, it feels great to finally get it done,” Tanner Carrick said. “Keith and Big Al always give me a great car but bad luck or mistakes have held us back. Saturday night I kept telling everyone it was going to be the night, and I was fortunate enough to put it all together. This feels pretty cool.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Carrick will be back in action with the Lucas Oil POWRi Series this weekend as he will be in Jacksonville, IL on Friday night and Macon, IL on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Cox Cashes In at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Coming within a mere handful of laps from his first win of the season two weeks ago in Placerville, CA, Justyn Cox returned to the speedway on Saturday night and found redemption as he scored his first win of the season during the track’s second point paying race of the year.

“It is great to get back into victory lane at Placerville Speedway,” Justyn Cox said. “It feels good to win, but it feels even better to get to victory lane with my wife, my son, and all my hard working teammates.”

Cox would kick Saturday night off by timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c entry in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials with 21 cars checked in the pit area.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Cox would finish fourth though it would be good enough to get him in the redraw for the 25-lap feature event. With Lady Luck behind him, Cox would pull the two pill and put the PM Truck Repair/Justice Brothers/K&N backed entry on front row.

When the race went green, Cox jumped on the loud pedal and led the first five laps until the caution flag waived and lined the field up in double file formation. The next two restarts would see incidents negate them, but when the race finally went green again, Cox looked extremely strong out front.

Keeping Gualda at bay during a couple of more restarts, Cox would successfully find redemption on this night as he parked the Cox Family Racing mount back in victory lane.

Also in action on Friday night in Chico, CA taking part in one of Silver Dollar Speedway’s rare 410ci events in 2018, Cox would get his night kicked off by timing his machine in

Having power steering issues in his heat race, Cox would hang on to pick up the win which was what he needed to make the nightly redraw.

Pulling the four pill, Cox would grid the field from the second row for the 30-lap feature event. At the start of the race, Cox would get off to a nice start as he made quick work of Shane Golobic and Michael Kofoid as he took the second position and began chasing after Andy Forsberg.

Battling with Forsberg on an early restart, Cox would get tight on a couple of occasions and pop wheelies allowing Forsberg to get away.

What he thinks was a broken shock as a result of some wheelies would send Cox off the track on the 15th lap and brought his night to an end.

“Friday night it was good to get back in a 410ci,” Cox added. “We seemed to have got some issues with the engine from last year fixed, which is good and led to us having speed which was also really good. Unfortunately I think we broke a shock at the halfway point and it went us off the track and ended our night. Not a great result, but it was some good stuff up until that point.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2018!

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Cox will return to action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night when the series heads to Fernley, NV.

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Willie Croft Wins Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Chico, CA, Willie Croft was finally able to cross of a bucket list race that he wanted to win. Coming so close to winning the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial on so many occasions, Croft turned in a dominant performance on Saturday night to win one that has often eluded him.

“It feels great to finally win this race,” Willie Croft said. “It means a lot to myself, my wife, and my family to so to pull it off after being so close in the past feels great. I can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work all year. We have been very fast lately.”

Croft would open things up in fine form as he earned the Carwash Mike Quick Time award amongst the 35 cars checked in for the marquee event.

Lining the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 entry up in the second row of his heat race, ‘Double Down’ would pick up valuable points in his heat race as a second place finish would be good enough to put him in the Dash where a second place finish there placed him on the front row of the 40-lap feature event.

When the green flag was displayed to the field for the Bradway Memorial feature event, Croft would find himself in second as he chased after Mason Moore. With cautions playing a huge role in this race, Croft would look strong out front as he was able to take over command of the race on the third lap as him and Moore battled.

Moore would get back by Croft on a lap four restart, but the Roseville, CA pilot would have none of it as he stormed back by to grab the lead on the race’s fifth lap.

Out front, the only thing that could slow Croft was the onslaught of stoppages. With several restarts needed on this night, Croft would be extremely tough on all of them as he continued to lead the field in his wake.

A late restart would see the battle for second intensify and it would allow Croft to check out and pick up the win in convincing fashion as his advantage would be over five seconds.

Also in action at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Croft would set the tone for the weekend as he timed in second quick on this night before picking up a second place finish in his heat race.

Moving into the redraw, Croft would pull the seven pill which put him in the fourth row for the Bill Brownell Memorial Feature Event.

When the race came to life, Croft would jump up into sixth in the opening laps before slipping back to eighth on the eighth circuit.

Battling in the eighth position most of the race, Croft would come alive in the race’s final 10 circuits. Turning in his best lap on lap 21, Croft would find himself up in the fifth with five to go.

In the closing laps, a hard fought battle would see him finish sixth.

“It was a really fun weekend, and to come home with the Bradway Trophy and check is huge,” Croft added. “Again, I really want to thank everyone that makes this possible.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Simpson Race Products, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Willie Croft heads to Fernley, NV Saturday night to battle the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as he will look for his second win of the season with the series.

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

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Swindell Scores First Top-10 Finish of Season With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (May 7, 2018) - Sammy Swindell recorded his first top-10 finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway.

Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains elected to tackle the weekend with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' beginning on Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. Swindell qualified 13th quickest before he placed sixth in a heat race, which locked him into the 16th starting position for the A Main.

"We probably didn't run enough gear and what we were doing wasn't quite right for what we wanted (in qualifying)," he said. "We made some changes for the heat and it was a bit better. We gained a lot of rear grip and side bite, but it was picking the front wheels up too much.

"In the main event I was up to 11th or 12th when we had a rear brake caliper bracket break. I tried to run a few laps without the brakes, but for where we were at it wasn't worth the risk of tearing the car up. But we learned some things and were able to get more time on the motor so that was a positive."

Swindell was unable to finish the race and he was credited with a 21 st-place result.

Saturday night went much smoother at Salina Highbanks Speedway, where Swindell timed in eighth quickest during qualifying. He placed fourth in a heat race to start the main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"I changed some shocks around and changed the setup on the car a bit," he said. "We were a lot closer. When we went out in the first set (of hot laps) the track was a little greasy so I didn't get a good feel. We were a little off on the gear and a couple of things to have the car really roll around there nice in qualifying. It seemed like there were a lot of guys in the 12.1s and I was on the end of that. We were sixth tenths off last year and this time we were two tenths off. You have to be able to qualify good. Tenths or hundredths of a second can make a big difference.

"I felt like the car was as good as it's been with the car and the motor working together. The stock cars cleaned everything off (before the sprint car A Main) and we were back running around the top. I felt faster than the car ahead of me, but being able to pass was difficult. Sometimes a car in front of you would make a mistake and it'd bottle us up, then the guys behind you would get a run and slide you. I was able to pass most of them back."

The track took rubber midway through the race and Swindell ran in the ninth position until the checkered flag was waved. Swindell ran the fastest lap of the race out of all the competitors and was the only driver to have a lap in the 12-second bracket.

"It all went good," he said. "We learned a lot being out there. Every time we gain a lot. I found some things that helped the rear of the car, but it did change the rest of the setup. We're just putting everything together race by race."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 21 (16).

May 5 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Acme Graphix & Design

Acme Graphix & Design is a graphic and design company owned by sprint car driver A.G. Rains. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Acmegraphixanddesign/ .

"Acme Graphix has been doing all my graphic stuff, decals, banners for the trailers, etc., for a long time," Swindell said. "A.G. has race cars and knows how things should go together. I can call him up and say I need something and he gets it done."

Swindell would also like to thank Whitacre Glass, CP Pistons, High Performance Lubricants, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Nets Runner-Up Result at Selinsgrove and Hard Charger Award at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 7, 2018) - Trey Starks earned his career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com result last Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway, where he moved forward every time he was on the track to cap the night with a runner-up result.

"It's nice to run the 410 at these tracks and then jump in the 360," he said. "It slows it down and the 410 experience gave us laps, which was an advantage over some of the ASCS drivers. I felt pretty good going into the weekend knowing we had a handful of laps at both tracks and it seemed to pay off."

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver maneuvered from fifth to third place in a heat race and from fourth to second place in a qualifier to rank fourth in overall points out of more than 40 competitors during the ASCS National Tour and United Racing Club co-sanctioned event titled the Battle of the Groves.

"We kept plugging away all night and moving forward," he said. "It was a nice and racy track all through the night. In the heat race it seemed like we could be anywhere from sixth to second at any point in time."

Starks started the A Main on the outside of the second row, but quickly advanced into the runner-up position. He stalked the leader throughout the duration of the 25-lap main event before finishing second, which was his season-best result.

"We got a spot on the start and then got into second in the first couple of laps," he said. "I tried to chase down (Blane Heimbach) all race. He's one of the best guys there. He has a ton of laps there. When we first hit lapped traffic I pulled right up on him. He started putting cars down a lap and I struggled with a couple so he got away from us."

The weekend began on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where Starks overcame a sixth-place heat race result by charging from 10th to fourth place in a qualifier. That ranked him 15 th in overall points to lock into the ASCS National Tour and United Racing Club main event.

"After the heat we found a bad left rear shock," he said. "When we got that fixed it seemed to tighten everything up. We got a good start to the qualifier and picked up a handful of cars, which gave us a lot of points.

"I felt really confident in my car going into the A Main. We didn't get a good start. I think we fell back to almost 20th. The inside lane just didn't get going and there was a car that almost stopped in front of us. We had some work to do. Fortunately we had a good enough car to move forward."

Starks rallied from 15th to an eighth-place finish, which also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Sunday's show at BAPS Motor Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa., was postponed because of rain.

Starks will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: 4 (10); Feature: 8 (15).

May 5 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

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"I've been working with J&J Auto Racing for several years and they build the best product around," Starks said.

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

 

 

Hill Returning to Familiar Tracks Following Challenging Weekend in Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 7, 2018) - Alex Hill will return to a trio of familiar tracks this week after a challenging maiden visit to Pennsylvania for a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com and United Racing Club doubleheader last weekend.

The Battle of the Groves event got off to a rough start for Hill, who was involved in a hard crash during her qualifier on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.

"It was a tough weekend with both tracks being new to me and a strong field of competitors," said Hill, who placed third in her heat race before the DNF in the qualifier ended the night early. "We were pretty fast at Williams Grove. I just made a driver error and got into the wall in the qualifier and wrecked the car. I felt especially bad for my crew because they had to work really hard to build a new car for the next night at Selinsgrove. I really appreciate their hard work."

Hill lined up fourth in a heat race to open Saturday's weekend finale at Selinsgrove Speedway.

"I had pulled away a bit and was running third when there was a caution," she said. "I lost a couple of spots on the restart and finished fifth. It was really difficult to pass. It seemed like most of the passing was done on the starts and restarts."

Her finish placed her 10th on the starting grid for a qualifier, which was where she finished.

"I passed a couple of cars at the start, but they got me back in turns one and two on the first lap and that's where I ran the rest of the race," she said. "We hurt our big track motor in the crash at Williams Grove so we had to use our backup motor, which is built for short tracks. That kind of hurt us at Selinsgrove."

Hill started seventh in a B Main and was unable to advance her position after sustaining wing damage.

"Someone in front of me came to almost a complete stop and I hit them, damaging my nose wing," she said. "That hurt the handling of the car a bit and I stayed in seventh to the finish."

In spite of her issues, Hill enjoyed her time in Pennsylvania.

"I enjoyed the tracks and had fun," she said. "It was just hard to be racy. Starting position was really important. I'm looking forward to racing at tracks I've been to before this week."

Hill will continue in competition with the ASCS National Tour this week with races on Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan.; on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; and on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (2); Qualifier: DNF (1); B Main: DNS (-).

May 5 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 5 (4); Qualifier: 10 (10); B Main: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"Lettrage Pixel does the graphics for our car," Hill said. "They also designed my helmet and they are doing two more for me. We're really happy with their work."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge, Slade Shock Technologies, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products, Strodes BBQ & Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Wings, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Madsen and Big Game Motorsports Produce Pair of Top Fives With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (May 7, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen earned a pair of top-five finishes last weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during a doubleheader in the Midwest.

"I was hoping for a solid weekend and I was really pleased with how the weekend went," he said. "We were fast every time we hit the track."

The Muddy sponsored team started the weekend on Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., where Madsen qualified 10th despite going out to qualify late.

"I was disappointed at the result, but everyone around us was slower," he said. "I was pleased the speed was there."

Madsen advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race before he maneuvered from seventh to third place in the main event.

"We got some good restarts and got up to third in the A Main," he said. "The key was that I got a good restart one time and then found a better line."

The speed continued on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway, where Madsen was victorious last season with the World of Outlaws. He kicked off Saturday's program by timing in second quickest during qualifying before winning a heat race. A fourth-place result in the dash lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We got a good start, but it got called back and then we had to criss cross and I didn't get as good of a start on the inside," he said. "We got hurt by yellows, too. That's just racing though. I was up to third, but lost a spot when I didn't find the rubber quickly enough. We had a car that could have won, but the circumstances didn't quite roll our way."

Madsen capped the night with a fourth-place finish, which was the Muddy backed team's fourth top five of the season.

Big Game Motorsports will compete this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing and on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"I'm excited to race at Jackson, especially with the new configuration," Madsen said. "I'm also excited about getting back to Knoxville to see what we've got. Both tracks have been good for us."

Madsen won three races at Jackson Motorplex last season. He finished second at Knoxville Raceway five times last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (7).

May 5 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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Rilat Battles High Pill Draw During ASCS National Tour Doubleheader in Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 7, 2018) - Sometimes a pill draw format works in a driver's favor and other times it's an obstacle too large to overcome, which was the case for Travis Rilat last weekend.

Rilat and his BDS Motorsports machine started last in a heat race both nights during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com and United Racing Club doubleheader in Central Pennsylvania.

"Everybody was fast," he said. "Sometimes you can draw a good heat and pass a bunch of cars starting at the back, which gives you a ton of points. Other times everyone is so even and there's no passing so you're doomed for the rest of the night."

Rilat advanced from ninth to seventh place in a heat race on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg to kick off the Battle of the Groves weekend. He then maneuvered from 10th to seventh in a qualifier before a runner-up result in a B Main earned a spot in the main event.

Rilat powered from 20th to a 14th-place finish, which was the third-most cars passed in the A Main.

"We had a decent car all night," he said. "It was just tough sledding starting at the back so much."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway, where once again Rilat started ninth. This time he finished in that position, which relegated him to the back of a B Main. He advanced from 10th to seventh place, but missed a transfer position.

Rilat has a trio of ASCS National Tour races on the schedule this week beginning on Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., where he will make his debut. Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., hosts an event on Thursday before I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., showcases a race on Saturday.

"We'll be at three pretty racy tracks," he said. "We just need to keep moving forward and hopefully draw a little better."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 7 (9); Qualifier: 7 (10); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 14 (20).

May 5 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 7 (10).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for 60 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"Champion is a well-known name in auto racing," Rilat said. "We're grateful for their support of BDS Motorsports."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Garners Podium Finish for Sixth Time This Season

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (May 8, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi captured a podium finish last Friday to give him at least one top-three result during four of the last five weekends.

Additionally, Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team have earned at least one top-five finish in five straight weeks and during six of the last eight race weekends.

"Everyone on this team has worked hard to provide fast race cars this season and we've been rolling," he said. "The car was awesome again last Friday."

Scelzi set quick time during qualifying before he advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to make the feature redraw at Silver Dollar Speedway. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the A Main on the outside of the fourth row.

"We were extremely fast," he said. "It took me 20-some laps to get to second. By the time I got to second Kyle (Hirst) had half a race track on me. I ran him down, but at the end of it he was still half a straightaway in front of me. We did all we could, but had to settle for second."

The runner-up result was Scelzi's third straight podium finish and sixth podium of the season. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/9x0mbO4Q1dk.

"I felt like I had the fastest race car all night," he said. "Whenever you have a car that good it's tough to swallow when you don't win. We just ran out of laps. It's another great finish and great run, but at the end of the day we want to win these races."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

"We were the first car out in the second group and set quick time," he said. "The track still had some grease on it and it ended up getting quite a bit faster."

Scelzi ended 12th in qualifying before he won a heat race to lock into the 12th starting position for the A Main.

"On Lap 2 I got into the cushion in turns three and four, biked up and went over the edge," he said. "I went to the back and we came up to around 12 th to 14th and did the same thing in turns one and two. It was a frustrating night. It was our worst performance since the World of Outlaws left California last month. We've had so much speed, but some nights you just don't have great results."

Scelzi exited the race just before the midpoint and he was credited with a 20th-place result.

He will take this weekend off before resuming competition on May 18-19 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., during the Peter Murphy Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (8).

May 5 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 20 (12).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 18-19 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"FK Rod Ends makes the best rod ends in the business," Scelzi said. "They help us out with the sprint cars and the micros. We really appreciate the support and we wouldn't run anything else."

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

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Opens 2018 Season This Friday With Great Lakes Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 7, 2018) - Hopefully the third time is the charm for Jackson Motorplex, which will attempt to kick off the 2018 season this Friday night for the third straight weekend.

The newly reconfigured 4/10-mile oval hosts the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing. The featured classes will be Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

Friday will be the first of seven races for the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores division at Jackson Motorplex this season and the only race prior to the AGCO Jackson Nationals in June. This weekend's show pays $5,000 to win and $700 to start the A Main.

Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will compete in a $700-to-win, $150-to-start main event and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc are battling for $500 to win.

Additionally, all heat races pay $100 to win thanks to DeBerg Concrete.

The pits open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are slated to start at 7:30 p.m. followed by racing.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12-years-old and younger.

Camping is available at Jackson Motorplex, which also has two VIP suites available. Call 605-359-4955 for more information.

Jackson Motorplex will host a practice session for all sprint cars on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The pits will open at 4:30 p.m.

Pit passes for the practice session are $20 per person and admission to the grandstands is free.

UP NEXT -

Friday for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing featuring Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Reutzel Wins While Macedo and Starks Net Podiums to Highlight Weekend for Vaportrail Clothing Athletes

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (May 7, 2018) - Vaportrail Clothing athletes continue to rack up impressive performances week after week.

Last weekend was no exception as Texas native Aaron Reutzel captured his first career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory on Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, during the inaugural Buckeye Cup.

Reutzel won his heat race and a dash before leading all 30 laps of the main event to earn the triumph. The strong performance also propelled him into the lead in the All Star championship standings.

Californian Carson Macedo also produced a stout night at Sharon Speedway, where he set quick time in his group's qualifying session before moving forward in a heat race, a dash and the A Main to end the night in the runner-up position.

Washington resident Trey Starks posted his career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com finish on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. He garnered a runner-up result a night after earning the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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RacinBoys Providing Four Live Audio Broadcasts This Week

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 7, 2018) - This is a busy week for RacinBoys, which has four live audio broadcasts at four tracks in three states on tap.

RacinBoys covers all Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com events throughout the season and this week will venture to Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on Wednesday; Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday for series races.

Additionally, RacinBoys will have live audio of the United Rebel Sprint Series event at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on Saturday.

Both of the Saturday shows will be part of PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group , which enters the second month of providing instant updates and unique access to grass-roots racing events, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos from races across the country, each Friday and Saturday night.

The free, live show airs on RacinBoys's website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group will also cover other events around the United States, including World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races in Ohio, USAC national sprint cars in Ohio, the season opener at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and other marquee series and track events from coast to coast this weekend.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

While the show is free to watch, RacinBoys will continue to operate its unique premium membership to its website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil NOW600 National Micro Series, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

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McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

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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. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Brock Zearfoss looks forward to a Central Pennsylvania tripleheader

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 7, 2018) - With his recent weekend cut short due to Mother Nature, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will try again this Friday through Sunday, May 11-13, and enter a trio of Central Pennsylvania programs at Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway, respectively.

Sunday's Kevin Gobrecht Classic program at BAPS Motor Speedway, originally slated for Sunday, May 6, but was postponed due to wet weather, will award a $4,900 top prize.

“Our weekend was cut short, but that comes with the territory,” Zearfoss explained, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley's Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Creekside Roofing and Siding/Bargain Barn/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./No. 3Z sprint car. “We struggled some this past weekend, but we'll get it figured out before we head back to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday. We have a lot going on in May. The goal is to build our momentum and consistency back up before the Outlaws get here the following week.”

Zearfoss will enter the upcoming tripleheader with one recent top-ten performance to his credit, finishing seventh at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, May 5. Other recent starts include joining the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 4.

With over 40 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour entries making the call, Zearfoss earned enough passing points during the preliminary portion of the program to qualify for the evening's $4,000-to-win main event. Lining up mid-pack on an abrasive surface, Zearfoss still managed to advance three positions for an 11th place finish.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley's Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Roofing and Siding, Bargain Barn, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, K1 RaceGear, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

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

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

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

2018 Top-5s: 6 2018 Top-10s: 10 2018 Wins: 2

2018 Highlights: Brock Zearfoss finished fifth during the 2018 Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 11. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway (10th) and Port Royal Speedway (6th) on March 30 & 31. Charged from 22nd to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished second during All Star sanctioned Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on April 13. Charged from 26th to 15th during All Star sanctioned Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on April 14. Earned victories at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Finished fifth with URC Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished fourth during Sprint Car World Championship last chance feature on Saturday, April 28. Finished 11th with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4.

 

 

Whittall learns lessons with ASCS; URC Bedford appearance ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (May 7, 2018) - Although Justin Whittall's weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour was somewhat disheartening, failing to qualify for each of the contested A-mains during action at Williams Grove (Pa.) Speedway and Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway, a lot of information was documented, already planning redemption during his next start against the nation's best 360c.i. open wheel racers, if the opportunity should arise.

“It wasn't the best weekend, that is for sure, but we learned a lot. That's the most important part,” Justin Whittall said, pilot of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car. “Like any other sport, you learn the most when things don't go your way. Not too often we have an opportunity to race against that level of competition this close to home, so we have to take advantage of every lap we get in hopes of learning sometime new. It was a great experience. We'll put this weekend behind us and move forward.”

Justin Whittall will reset his focus and begin preparations for another round of United Racing Club (URC) competition this Friday night at Bedford (Pa.) Speedway. If things go well on Friday night, Whittall may return to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, May 12. The Vincentown, N.J., native will enter the weekend with a pair of recent top-ten finishes to his credit, one of which occurring inside the top-five.

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

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

STATS:
2018 JW Motorsports Statistics: (thru May 7, 2018)
Top-5s: 1
Top-10s: 2
Wins: 0

2018 Highlights: Finished third during 2018 United Racing Club (URC) opener at Carolina (N.C.) Speedway. Finished 11th during URC competition at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished eighth during 360c.i. action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, April 28.

 

 

Trevor Baker pleased with Sharon performance; Eldora with Outlaws on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (May 7, 2018) - Although just short of attaining his first top-ten finish of the 2018 season, Shreve, Ohio's Trevor Baker put on an impressive performance during his visit to Sharon Speedway on Saturday evening, rebounding from a heat race spin to finish 14th with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

Baker, driver of the T-Rev Performance/Baker's Mobile Home Transport/Exodus Cycle/Coblentz Trucking/H&S Concrete/Mid Ohio Diesel/No. 45 sprint car, earned his way into the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win program by finishing third during the evening's B-main.

Starting 20th on the feature grid by way of B-main result, Baker practiced patience and gradually improved seven positions during the inaugural “Buckeye Cup,” crossing under the final checkers in the 14th position.

There were 43 All Star Circuit of Champions entered for action at Sharon Speedway.

“I'm pretty proud of what we were able to do at Sharon,” Trevor Baker explained. “We had to dig ourselves out of a hole, but sometimes you have to do that. To rebound like that and make the show against that level of talent is really motivating. Hopefully we can put our momentum and confidence to good use this weekend when we travel to Eldora Speedway.”

Trevor Baker will continue his 2018 campaign with a pair of stops at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on May 11-12. Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Baker will take part in #LetsRaceTwo weekend, battling the best sprint car teams in the world for a pair of $10,000 top prizes.

“Our goal is to qualify well and put ourselves in both shows,” Baker continued regarding the upcoming weekend. “Our overall goal has always been to race as much as we can. Racing with talented fields like the World of Outlaws, and even the All Stars, is only going to make us better as a team, and me better as a driver. I'm excited to get there.”

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

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

STATS: 2018 T-Rev Performance Statistics: (thru May 7, 2018) Top-5s: 0 Top-10s: 0 Wins: 0

2018 Highlights: Qualified for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 dash at Bubba (Fla.) Raceway Park. Recorded fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials at Atomic Speedway on March 31. Charged seven spots to finish 14th against All Stars at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 5.

 

 

Brent Marks finishes seventh at Salina Highbanks; Eldora Speedway ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (May 7, 2018) - Brent Marks and Brent Marks Racing continued their sophomore campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt with a pair of visits to Missouri and Oklahoma, joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during starts at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway and Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5.

After finishing 13th during A-main competition at Lake Ozark Speedway on Friday night, the result of a forward charge from the outside of row ten, the “Myerstown Missile” locked down his sixth top-ten finish of the 2018 season by finishing seventh during main event action at Salina Highbanks. The Myerstown, Pa., native started tenth on the feature grid, earning his way into the $10,000-to-win Twister Showdown by finishing fourth during his respective heat race.

Up next on the agenda, Brent Marks will follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo weekend on May 11-12. Eldora Speedway will ignite a stretch of “local” action for Marks, as the World of Outlaws are scheduled to visit Lincoln (Pa.) Speedway and Williams Grove (Pa.) Speedway during the next two weeks.

“It's a good feeling knowing that we have a top-ten finish under our belts heading into Eldora's doubleheader,” Brent Marks said, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car. “There is not a lot to say about Eldora. It's a place where everyone wants to win, including us. We are starting to get things rolling in the right direction. I have a wonderful group of people who support my race team. Hopefully we can keep the positive momentum going for them. We're going to do whatever we can to get up front at The Big E.”

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

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

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

2018 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.

STATS: 2018 Brent Marks Racing Statistics: (thru May 7, 2018) WoO Top-5s: 0 WoO Top-10s: 6 WoO Wins: 0 Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2018 Highlights: Earned one top-ten finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, as well as one top-ten finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, each during DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Charged from 25th to finish ninth at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws on February 28 - KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished tenth with the World of Outlaws at Arizona (Ariz.) Speedway on April 7. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, April 21. I-55 finish earned Marks KSE Hard Charger Award (+12 positions). Advanced from 13th to finish ninth during Texas Outlaw Nationals finale at Devil's Bowl Speedway (Texas). Finished seventh at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Saturday, May 5.

 

 

Danny Dietrich gets fourth win of 2018 during visit to Port Royal Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 7, 2018) - Danny Dietrich was one position shy of a perfect weekend in Central Pennsylvania.

After finishing second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, the result of an impressive charge from the outside of row five, the Gettysburg native did one better on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway and earned a main event victory. The win, his fourth of the 2018 season and first at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” was accomplished in dominate fashion, taking the top spot officially on lap three and running away to a near-four second lead.

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing now own victories at three tracks in 2018, adding their Port Royal Speedway triumph to a list that already includes Lincoln Speedway (two wins) and BAPS Motor Speedway.

“Traveling to Port Royal wasn't really on our weekend plan, but I'm sure glad it worked out,” Danny Dietrich explained, pilot of the Weikert's Livestock/Sandoe's Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell's Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car . “Things were clicking for us all weekend. Putting together a pair of finishes like that says a lot, especially when it includes a charge from tenth at Williams Grove Speedway. May is pretty loaded. If we are going to get hot, this is a great time to do it. We'll see how things go.”

Danny Dietrich will continue his 2018 campaign with a trio of starts in Central Pennsylvania, first returning to the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening, May 11, followed by the $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 12, all capped off with the $4,900-to-win Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 13.

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

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

STATS: 2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: (thru May 7 2018) Top-5s: 8 Top-10s: 16 Wins: 4

2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Finished fifth during World Championship preliminary feature on Friday, April 27. Earned runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned fourth win of season on Saturday, May 5, at Port Royal Speedway.

2018 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5)

 

 

Donny Schatz gets sixth Outlaw victory of the season during visit to Lake Ozark Speedway

Date: Friday, May 4th
Event: Outlaws at Lake Ozark Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Lake Ozark Speedway (Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (3rd)

Date: Saturday, May 5th
Event: Twister Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Okla.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (2nd)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 5/7): 1st - 2292 points (80-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 7, 2018) - A pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts resulted in a pair of podium performances for Fargo, North Dakota's Donny Schatz, now boosting the nine-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion to an impressive 12 top-five finishes in 16 Series starts. The driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car highlighted his weekend swing with a victory at Lake Ozark Speedway in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., on Friday, May 4. It was a first-ever victory at Lake Ozark Speedway for Schatz, now with six World of Outlaws victories on the season.

“It's awesome to win with the World of Outlaws, let alone for the first time at a track,” said Donny Schatz in Lake Ozark Speedway victory lane. “I don't remember being here in 2007, but I remember being here tonight. Hats off to this race team. It's a lot of fun to race with guys that you have a special bond with. They work hard and it shows. I definitely wouldn't be in the position that I am without them.”

Schatz started third on the feature grid at Lake Ozark Speedway, powering underneath Logan Schuchart to take second by the completion of lap five. Less than two circuits later, Schatz was in control, working his way around race-long leader, Jacob Allen, to officially lead lap seven. Despite persistent pressure by Allen, Schuchart, and eventually David Gravel, Schatz held strong, driving on to score the $10,000 payday.

Schatz solidified his main event starting position by finishing third during the evening's dash, just after finishing second during heat race competition.

Schatz concluded his Missouri/Oklahoma road trip with a runner-up finish at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Saturday, May 5. Starting second on the feature grid by way of dash result, Schatz led the first four circuits of the 30-lap Twister Showdown before giving up the top spot to eventual winner, Brad Sweet.

Schatz kicked-off his evening in Salina by recording the third fastest qualifying time, winning the third of three heat races soon thereafter.

Up next, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will press on and continue their 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title chase with #LetsRaceTwo weekend at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12. Schatz is the defending #LetsRaceTwo weekend finale winner, fending off challenges by Chad Kemenah and Rico Abreu for a $10,000 payday.

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

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

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

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru May 7, 2018)
Total Races: 18
Total Wins: 8
Total Top-5s: 14
Total Top-10s: 17

World of Outlaws Races: 16
World of Outlaws Wins: 6
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 12
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 15

 

 

Smoke finishes fifth with All Stars during inaugural Buckeye Cup at Sharon Speedway

Date: Saturday, May 5th Event: Inaugural Buckeye Cup Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (3rd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 7, 2018) - Tony Stewart's decision to join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during the inaugural “Buckeye Cup” at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 5, proved to be well worth the travel, bettering most of the 43 entries signed-in to do battle at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile dirt oval by finishing fifth during the 30-lap main event. For Stewart, the top-five performance increased his season total to nine, also bumping his season top-ten total to 12.

Tony Stewart kicked-off his evening at Sharon Speedway by recording the fourth fastest time during his respective group of qualifying time trials. Smoke's qualifying effort placed the Columbus, Ind., native on the pole of a heat race, ultimately dominating all eight laps. By way of dash result, finishing second during the first of two All Star dashes, Stewart was able start on the inside of row two for the inaugural “Buckeye Cup” main event.

After fading slightly due to contact with the turn two guardrail, Stewart recovered in a hurry, working his way back inside the top-five before crossing under the final checkers behind Parker Price-Miller, Jac Haudenschild, Carson Macedo, and winner, Aaron Reutzel.

“It ended up being a pretty good night for our team,” Stewart said, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car. “I'm not sure if anyone was going to catch Aaron (Reutzel). Congrats to those guys. They were close a few times this year, so I'm happy to see them get an All Star win. The All Stars have a talented group of drivers following the schedule this year. Earning a top-five against that level of talent is always a good result.”

Tony Stewart's upcoming schedule will be determined in the coming days. Please stay tuned for further details.

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

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

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

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru May 7, 2018) Total Races: 20 Total Wins: 1 Total Top-5s: 9 Total Top-10s: 12

 

 

Abreu earns top-ten with All Stars during Sharon Speedway visit; #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora ahead

Date: Saturday, May 5th
Event: Inaugural Buckeye Cup
Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Track: Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 8th (8th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (May 7, 2018) - St. Helena, California's Rico Abreu cruised to his sixth top-ten finish of the 2018 season on Saturday night at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for the inaugural “Buckeye Cup” worth $5,000.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Alpinestars/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, finished eighth during his visit to the Hartford, 3/8-mile oval, starting in the exact same position after finishing fourth during the second of two All Star dashes.

The former Chili Bowl Nationals champion kicked-off his evening at Sharon Speedway by finishing second during heat race competition, automatically qualifying for the evening's dashes, as well as the 30-lap main event.

The overall result was Abreu's first top-ten finish of the 2018 season against Tony Stewart's All Stars, a solid momentum boost as he prepares for an upcoming World of Outlaws doubleheader at The Big E.

“I thought we were a little better than where we finished, but a top-ten feels good. We've been working hard this season trying to find a sweet spot within our program. I think we are getting close,” Rico Abreu explained. “We are starting to get into a very busy stretch of the season. I think once we get to race more often, we'll be able to build some momentum and get where we need to be. We are heading to Eldora this weekend. I'm pretty pumped to get there.”

Rico Abreu will continue his 2018 campaign with a pair of starts at the world-famous Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12. Dubbed #LetsRaceTwo weekend, Abreu will hunt for back-to-back $10,000 top prizes during his visit to The Big E, working to crack into the win column for the first time in 2018.

Abreu highlighted his 2017 #LetsRaceTwo campaign with a podium run during the weekend finale, ultimately finishing third behind eventual All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, and eventual World of Outlaws champion, Donny Schatz.

The Rico Abreu Racing merchandise van will be parked at Eldora Speedway during the entire #LetsRaceTwo program. Rico Abreu fans are encouraged to visit Meagan at the merchandise van and check out all of the new Rico Abreu Racing apparel options.

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

Rico Abreu: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru May 7, 2018)
Total Races: 21
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 1
Total Top-10s: 6

 

 

Butler Motor Speedway/Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Hog Creek Showdown

ERIE, MI (May 7, 2018) – The much anticipated four-race Butler Motor Speedway/Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Hog Creek Showdown kicks off this Saturday. Many SOD drivers will get their first laps on the reduced banking of the storied 3/8 speedway, the home of weekly sprint car racing in Michigan.

The 2018 Hog Creek Showdown will include two major annual races at Butler, WWIII and the two-day Butler Bash. Hog Creek Showdown dates are:

Saturday, May 12
Saturday, June 16 – WWIII
Friday, August 3 – Butler Bash 1
Saturday, August 4 – Butler Bash 2

Plymouth. Indiana’s Zane DeVault holds the early SOD points lead over Litchfield, Michigan’s Chad Blonde. Fremont, Ohio’s Matt Foos currently sits 3rd in points, but is a regular competitor in the Fremont (OH) Speedway 305 division. Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, Michigan, is 4th in points, and two-time SOD champion Gregg Dalman, Bellevue, Michigan, is 5th in points.

In last year’s Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash between Butler and SOD racers, Chad Blonde picked up the win on June 17 over Ryan Ruhl and Thomas Schinderle. On July 22, Joe Swanson took the lead with two laps to go and won over Jay Steinebach and Ryan Ruhl. On August 12th, Thomas Schinderle won his first SOD feature after passing early leader Joe Swanson. Swanson held on for 2nd and Butler’s 2017 Rookie of the Year Boston Mead finished 3rd.

The partnership between Butler Motor Speedway and Sprints On Dirt focuses on ensuring a strong future for sprint car racing in Michigan. In a move that is sure to benefit fans and competitors alike, Butler has reduced the track banking by about one-third and widened the racing surface over the offseason.

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

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

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

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

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

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

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Brian Brown Earns First Win of Season at Knoxville Raceway After Hitting Reset Button

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 6, 2018) - Brian Brown captured his first feature victory of the season on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where his team hit the reset button.

"It's May so you really want to have won by now," he said. "We've had good car speed all year long, but we don't have the results to show how fast we've been. On Saturday my crew chief, Chad Morgan, said, 'Let's hit the reset button and act like this is Race 1.' We went into Knoxville with the mindset this was the first race of the year. It was exactly what the doctor ordered."

Brown was fast throughout his season debut at the half-mile oval, where he ranks seventh in career 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car wins. He qualified second quickest before powering from sixth to second place in a heat race. That made him the high-points driver and lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 20-lap A Main following a four-car inversion.

"Traveling as much as we have this year against the level of competition we've raced you can get beat down confidence-wise and you can get thinking outside the box," he said. "We've been racing at Knoxville so long we know what works. It takes the thinking of the car piece out of it. We just have to do what we have every single year. Our engines are so strong with Charlie Garrett Engines it takes care of itself.

"With Justin Henderson on the pole, Terry McCarl starting second and Davey Heskin third we knew we had our work cut out for us to win. We got a good start and drove right into second. We knew we had to be aggressive when we got to traffic. We were able to sneak by and lead the rest of the way."

Brown took the lead on Lap 8 en route to his 38th career 410 feature win at Knoxville Raceway. The victory also gives Brown at least one triumph each season since 2000 when he made his sprint car debut.

"It's good to get Casey's General Stores, FVP and all of our partners to Victory Lane," he said. "They stick with us whether we're 18th with the Outlaws or winning races."

Last weekend began on Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., where Brown qualified 19th quickest after being the last driver out. He was unable to finish a heat race because of a mechanical problem, but rebounded to win the Last Chance Showdown to earn a spot in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A Main.

"We drew the last pill and the track slowed down quite a bit for qualifying," he said. "Then we hurt an engine in a heat race. We got that changed before winning the LCS. We were stuck in the back of the main and I got myself spun around on one of the yellows, which was my fault. It wasn't the result we were hoping for, but if you qualify bad it's tough to get caught back up throughout the night. Especially when you have to change an engine midway through the night."

Brown didn't finish the main event and he was credited with an 18 th-place result.

The team has a trio of races on tap this weekend beginning on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com. Brown will tackle the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 18 (19).

May 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com; Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing; and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV's, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit http://www.FVPparts.com! FVP … Verified. Proven.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Factory Kahne Shocks

Factory Kahne Shocks was founded in 2009 and has developed into one of the leading shock companies in short track racing. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/factorykahne/ .

"We've been with them for three or four years," Brown said. "The consistency, reliability and the grip they give you night in and night out is second to none. I feel like they have the best product on the market. If you look at the results on Monday morning Factory Kahne Shocks is usually part of 75 or 80 percent of the wins across the country."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, C and M Lawn and Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

USAC Championship Leader Swanson Looking for 4th Consecutive Hoosier Hundred

By Jay Hardin, Track Enterprises Staff

May 4, 2018-Indianapolis, IN-Kingsburg, California’s Kody Swanson is atop the 2018 USAC Silver Crown standings and enters the enters the prestigious Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds with an opportunity to tie a record once thought to be as hard to reach as any in auto racing. In September of 1973, Al Unser and the Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing team captured its fourth consecutive victory in the annual race at the Indy Mile – the only occasion of a driver winning four straight events at one of the three traditional dirt miles the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars annually compete on.

During the USAC Week of Indy on Thursday night, May 24, Swanson and the DePalma Motorsports team have an opportunity to join that exclusive club exemplified by brilliant dominance, especially in this modern era in which the equipment and speed throughout the field are so equal. In fact, Kody has accomplished the three-peat feat in the very same car during his wins in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The legendary “Arizona Cowboy” Jimmy Bryan won three consecutive Hoosier Hundred events in 1954, 1955 and 1956 driving the famed Dean Van Lines Kuzma dirt car for another legend, chief mechanic Clint Brawner. All four of Unser’s Hoosier wins were in the same Grant King car owned by Vel Miletch and Parnelli Jones with two coming in Johnny Lightning livery for chief wrench George Bignotti and the other two in the Viceroy colors.

Swanson’s three victories on the flat, tricky one-mile dirt track were near copies of each other. Swanson let others lead in 2014 before taking the top spot and leading the last 23 circuits; he was perhaps less patient in 2015 taking the lead for the last 33 circuits before pulling into victory lane. He also led the last 33 circuits in 2016 after starting third. The majority of Swanson’s success has come at the wheel of a car with familiar livery. Swanson’s chief mechanic is the legendary Bob Hampshire who won three Hoosier Hundred races and two national championships with Jack Hewitt at the wheel of the red and white number 63, a scheme currently piloted by Swanson.

Swanson, Bryan and Unser are among a select group of fourteen drivers who have won 100-mile championship dirt car races on the three remaining active one mile dirt tracks in the United States, Indianapolis, Springfield and DuQuoin. While Bryan (55 & 56) and Unser (1970) swept the three in the same season, Swanson accomplished the feat over a four year period. He first won at DuQuoin in 2010, placed the Indiana mile on the list in May of 2014 and completed the tri-fecta by winning at Springfield in August of the same year.

Swanson won the most recent event on the pavement at Toledo, while Bobby Santons won the season opener at Phoenix and Justin Grant captured the Sumar Classic at Terre Haute. Practice for the 2018 Hoosier Hundred is slated for 5 p.m. EDT, with qualifications at approximately 6:30 and the 2018 Hoosier Hundred beginning around 8 p.m.

About Track Enterprises:

Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company that oversees popular events that feature top touring series like the ARCA Racing Series, USAC Racing, Dirtcar UMP, POWRi Racing, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, CRA, Southern Super Series, and more. The company also oversees all racing promotions at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Terre Haute Action Track.

For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, visit www.trackenterprises.com, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises, or call the office at 217-764-3200.

 

 

Lucas Oil Test and Tune Night Less Than One Week Away; Cars Hit Ohsweken Track May 11
Sprint Cars will be back on track at Ohsweken Speedway for Lucas Oil Test and Tune night on Friday, May 11. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).
By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – May 5, 2018 – Ohsweken Speedway drivers, crew members, fans and officials will finally be able to put an end to a long off-season when cars hit the track for the first time for Lucas Oil Test and Tune night on Friday, May 11. All cars competing at Ohsweken in 2018 are welcome to test on the lightning-fast 3/8-mile clay oval, including the track’s four weekly divisions, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

The pit gate will open at 5:00pm for competitors at a cost of $25 per driver and $10 per crew member. Cars are scheduled to be on track beginning at 6:00pm. Practice will alternate for divisions.

Unfortunately, due to ongoing construction on the property, the main grandstand will be closed to spectators. Ohsweken fans can watch Lucas Oil Test and Tune night live online free of charge via the track’s Livestream on the Speedway’s website.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 2018 Friday Night Excitement schedule kicks off on Friday, May 18 with the Ackland Insurance 23rd annual season opener, featuring the inaugural race for the Action Sprint Tour, Ontario’s new travelling Crate Sprint Car Tour. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will all be in action for their season debut. Race time is 7:30pm for opening night and all season long. For the full 2018 schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

2018 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of racing begins on Friday, May 18. The weekly Friday Night Excitement program includes Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway’s 2018 season, and visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.
About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

WSS To Make First 2018 Trip To Madras Speedway This Saturday, May 5th

By Ben Deatherage Madras, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series will make their first journey to Madras Speedway this year on Saturday, May 5th. It will be the first of two visits in 2018 at the central Oregon ¼-mile clay oval. It also marks the second race of the current campaign for the WSS.

Rob Lindsey has the only victory thus far in 2018 when he would conquer the field at Cottage Grove on April 21st. Lindsey has the most wins at Madras with the Wingless Sprint Series, with two, while Lindsay Barney and Gary Lynch each have one apiece.

Tickets are $10.00 for Adults, Seniors/Military $6.00, Children (6-11) $5.00 while Children (5 & Under ) are FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:30 PM, and Racing is scheduled to get started around 6:30 PM. For more information log on to www.madrasspeedway.com .

The Wingless Sprint Series heads next to Madras Speedway, in central Oregon, on Saturday, May 5th. It will be the first of several trips to the ¼-mile clay oval facility. For the latest news and information log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com .

Points Championship (as of 4-21-18): Rob Lindsey (71), Ricky Ashley (65), Tim Alberding (59), Mark Herz (52), Lindsay Barney (52), Brad Rhodes (51), Kady Aldeman (48), Ryan Cully (46), L. Hallmark (45), Cooper Desbiens (45), Tyrel Mead (41), Gene Cannon (40), Tim Kennedy (36), Darren Rothe (35), Orion Redmond (28), Kevin Pendergrass (7)

2018 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule: April 21st-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Rob Lindsey May 5th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon May 19th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon May 26th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington June 9th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington June 16th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon June 23rd-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon July 7th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals July 21st-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon August 4th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington August 11th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Open Wheel Frenzy August 18th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon-Open Wheel Spectacular September 1st-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Ironman Challenge

2018 Wingless Sprint Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners: Walker Racing Development (Fast Time Award) Lynch Pro-Formance Products Speedmart Inc. (Hardcharger Award) Herz Precision Parts

Wingless Sprint Series All-Time Win List: Rob Lindsey-9 Lance Hallmark-4 Kyle Miller Lindsay Barney-3 Gary Lynch-2 Pat Canfield-1 Cooper Desbiens Wayne Van Raden

Former Wingless Sprint Series Champions: 2016- Rob Lindsey 2017- Rob Lindsey

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – Following the excitement of a historic opening weekend last month, the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series is primed to begin the northern portion of its schedule with a Michigan doubleheader.

The winged asphalt 410ci sprint car series will make stops at Birch Run Speedway and Berlin Raceway during a two-day weekend on May 11-12, hoping to build on the pair of Southern Shootout races in North and South Carolina that saw three-time series champion Jimmy McCune and second-year fan favorite Bronzie Lawson IV pick up important victories.

McCune’s win at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway was the milestone 25th of his MSR career, while Lawson’s triumph at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway marked his first 410 sprint car victory of any kind.

For Lawson, the start to the northern half of the MSR schedule means it’s time to get down to business, knowing that he can’t rely on any sort of home track advantage going forward.

“Man, we had the benefit of being in front of a home crowd and having that excitement ramp up in our favor when we won at Hickory, but there’s none of that when you get to the tracks that these northern guys frequent,” said Lawson. “I’m going to have my work cut out for me. We never expected to win this soon, so we’ve kind of blown our goals out of the water, but now it’s time to settle in and focus on being consistent for the next few months.”

Lawson added that his set goals coming into the year are still the same as they were before, despite the fact that he scored the biggest win of his career and his confidence is as high as it has ever been.

“We’re not changing our outlook or what we hope to accomplish,” he noted. “We still have a lot of learning to go out and do at a lot of these tracks this year and we know that. Our focus is on finishing races and bringing the car back in one piece every night. If we do that, the results will start to follow.

“If I can score a few top-fives and challenge for a top-five spot in points, I’ll be really happy with that.”

Lawson and McCune will have a host of challengers to deal with heading into Birch Run and Berlin, however, led by National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom and former Berlin winner Jason Blonde.

NASCAR Modified ace Bobby Santos III, two-time Little 500 winner Jacob Wilson, Aaron Pierce and home-state favorites Ryan Gillenwater and Tom Jewell are also expected to throw their hats into the ring and challenge for victory both nights.

Ontario’s Ryan Litt plans to add Canadian flavor to the field and Ohio supermodified ace Charlie Schultz will also return, as Schultz seeks his long-awaited first MSR win for car owner John Reiser.

Birch Run’s four-tenths-mile oval makes its return to the MSR schedule this season after holding a non-points special event last August. McCune took the win in the American Racer Invitational for his seventh of eight series wins in 2017.

Berlin has long been a staple of MSR competition and welcomes the series for the ninth time since debuting on the calendar in 2011. Blonde and Brian Gerster split the MSR stops at Berlin last year.

Saturday’s race at Berlin will also mark the first race utilizing the new Engine Pro Fast Car Dash format, which will see the fastest eight cars from time trials racing in a fully-inverted, six-lap sprint race that helps to determine their feature starting position.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series on the web at www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 3

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 221; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 192; 3. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 187; 4. Austin Mundie, Carroll­ton, Texas, 186; 5. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 184; 6. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 182; 7. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 181; 8. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 179; 9. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 178; 10. Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., 177; 11. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 174; 12. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 169; 13. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 167; 14. Brook­lyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 166; 15. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 160; 16. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 155; 17. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 154; 18. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 153; 19. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 152; 20. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 150.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 187; 2. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 181; 3. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 178; 4. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 174; 5. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 169; 6. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 166; 7. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 131; 8. Mauro F. Simone, Fresno, Calif., 123; 9. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 121; 10. Jacob Tuttle, Oakley, Calif., 120.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 40; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 39; 3. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 37; 4. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 36; 5. Koddy Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 35; 6. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 34; 7. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 33; 8. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 32; 9. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 31; 10. Frank Rodgers, Lucas, Iowa, 30.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 76; 2. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 74; 3. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 38; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 37; 5. Kade Hagans, La Crosse, Kan., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 36; 7. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 35; 8. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 34; 9. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., and Boyd Peterson, Ithaca, Neb., both 33.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 74; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 73; 3. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 71; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 64; 5. Trey Gropp, Lincoln, Neb., Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., and Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., each 62; 8. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., and Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., each 59.

New Jersey – 1. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 39; 2. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 37; 3. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 36; 4. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 35; 5. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 34; 6. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 33; 7. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 32; 8. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 31; 9. C.J. Faison, Felton, Del., 30; 10. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 29.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 192; 2. Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., 177; 3. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 167; 4. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 152; 5. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 150; 6. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., 149; 7. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 147; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 125; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 124; 10. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 120.

Pennsylvania – 1. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 179; 2. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 154; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 148; 4. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 142; 5. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 131; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 114; 7. Darren Miller, Marietta, Pa., 113; 8. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 100; 9. Jonathon Jones, Irvona, Pa., 99; 10. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 98.

South Carolina – 1. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 40; 2. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 39; 3. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 38; 4. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 37; 5. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 36; 6. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 35; 7. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 34; 8. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 33; 9. George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., 32; 10. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 31.

South Dakota – 1. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 80; 2. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 75; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 73; 4. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., and Jacob Hughes, Hartford, S.D., both 72; 6. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 70; 7. Nate Eakin, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 69; 8. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 64; 9. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 61; 10. Jamie Turpin, Bassett, Neb., 60.

Texas – 1. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 160; 2. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 153; 3. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, and Lucas Scherb, Decatur, Texas, both 139; 5. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 137; 6. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 127; 7. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 119; 8. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, and Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, both 118; 10. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 116.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 73; 2. Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va., 69; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., and Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., both 67; 5. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 40; 6. Michael Keeton, Doswell, Va., 39; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 38; 8. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 37; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 36; 10. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 33.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Leads Team ILP Weekend With Trip to Victory Lane

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 4, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions driver Dominic Scelzi recorded a feature victory last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., a night after charging from 14th to third at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

Other Team ILP clients with a top-five result include:

Zach Blurton picked up a second-place result on Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Brian Brown earned a season-best runner-up finish on Friday during the Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio.

Jack Dover garnered a third-place result on Saturday during the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D.

Derek Hagar scored a third-place finish on Saturday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., with the USCS Series.

Giovanni Scelzi maneuvered from 12th to third place on Friday at Mansfield Motor Speedway during the Sprint Car World Championship.

Seth Bergman charged from 13th to fourth on Friday at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Ky., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

Marshall Skinner netted a fourth-place result on Saturday at Lexington 104 Speedway.

Dylan Cisney earned another fifth-place finish at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Saturday.

Zane Lawrence pocketed a fifth-place result on Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

Travis Rilat rallied for a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

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Ferriera Notches Top-10 in Bakersfield

Precision Water Systems sprint car driver Monty Ferriera continued his strong IMCA Western Racesaver Sprint Series campaign by recording his fourth straight top-6 finish of the season at Bakersfield Speedway.

Ferriera came into Bakersfield looking to follow up his stunning victory from Santa Maria and began the weekend with an eighth place qualifying effort. He would finish second in his heat to secure a 7th place starting position in the main event where he put in a solid drive to bring the Precision Water Systems sprint car home in sixth.

"I put us behind by qualifying in eighth and finishing second in the heat," said Ferriera. "We missed the inversion so we started seventh in the main and just couldn't make anything happen so we had to settle for sixth in the main."

While Ferriera was subdued at missing the top-5, he was happy to be a part of the Second Star to the Right event that was held in conjunction with the race. "The Second Star to the Right is a special event for me. I have a friend that lost her daughter to cancer and their family started this foundation in memory of her. I wanted to help support the foundation so for the past three years we've put this race on to get the kids out to the races to have fun, forget their problems for a night and collect donations to help their families with medical bills. It's a modest amount but every little bit helps."

Ferriera's next stop will be in Tulare, California when the IMCA Western Racesaver Sprint Series heads back to Thunderbowl Raceway for their sixth race of the season on May 5th. For more information visit http://www.westernracesaver.com

Ferriera would like to thank all of his sponsors supporting his 2018 campaign including Precision Water Systems, Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill, Precision Medical Products, Precision Brands Investments LLC, Eagle Powder Coating, Ano-tech Metal Finishing, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Circle Wheels and Goodguys Tire & Auto Repair.

 

 

DALTON HILL TO RACE FOR LACAZE RACING AT TROPHY CUP

MADERA RANCHOS, CALIFORNIA (May 4, 2018) – Madera Ranchos’ Dalton Hill has teamed with Anthony LaCaze to compete in the 2018 Trophy Cup, October 18-20 at the Tulare Thunderbowl. Hill will climb aboard the LaCaze Racing #19 GF1, Panella Racing Engines entry for the largest 360 race on the West Coast.

Hill races both wing and non-wing 360 Sprint Cars. His 2018 season opened impressively when he finished third in the USAC West Coast 360 season opener in March at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Engine woes have sidelined the driver from Sprint Car competition with a renewed focus on Micro Sprints. Hill is pursuing additional opportunities in Sprint Cars and will race his Non-Wing Micro Sprint at Delta Speedway and in the California Speedweek in 2018.

“I can’t thank Anthony, Tucker and Paris LaCaze enough for this opportunity,” Hill said. “Racing in the Trophy Cup is a dream for any driver in California. I’m glad to have a great shot at a piece of the $200,000 purse.”

LaCaze Racing is a graduate of Micro Sprint competition at Delta Speedway where young Tucker LaCaze of Rocklin, CA was a multi-time feature winner. Engine builder Bob Panella also serves as the promoter of Delta Speedway along with his wife Tiffanie. The Micro Sprint-based effort in the Trophy Cup will give a lot of supporters something to cheer for.

LaCaze Racing thanks its sponsors: Reliable Tire (West Sacramento), Freedom Industrial Coatings (Loomis), Sidelifter (West Sacramento), and Motion Media Wraps (Roseville).

Race fans can keep up on all of the action for Dalton Hill Racing on Facebook or by visiting www.DaltonHillRacing.com Dalton Hill will race in both May races at Delta Speedway on May 5th and May 19th

Dalton Hill thanks Double D's Motorsports, Totlcom Voice & Data Systems, West Hills Farm Services, KW Suspensions, MPD Racing, King Racing Products, and Blakesley Sports Media for their support.

 

 

Skylar Gee Grabs Top-Five Finish At Knoxville Raceway

Bryan Hulbert - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 4, 2018) Skylar Gee continues to improve at the famed Knoxville Raceway, scoring a fourth-place finish this past Saturday night following a 16th place showing at Paducah International Raceway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.
"One of my biggest goals this season was getting better at Knoxville. I picked up my qualifying and timed sixth. We ran fourth to second in the Heat Race, and I thought I was going to get Matt Moro at the checkered flag."


(Image Credit: Mark Funderburk)

Backing up a day to Friday, April 27, Skylar made his debut at the Paducah International Raceway. While the run didn't pan out the way he had hoped, Skylar walked away with a sense of what to do to make things better.
"One day, we're going to get a good draw," chuckled Skylar.
"We had a good car all night, and honestly the car wasn't bad in the feature. It was just a learning night for me. Bryan [Sundby] pointed out some things that I needed to do differently after the B-Main, and I just didn't apply for the feature. I need to learn to be more of a student when I'm given information."
Shifting his attention to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, the goal is always to run up front, but more than that, it's to be smooth.
"Talking to my Dad about running these big tracks, he says basically every time you twitch your hands, you're losing a tenth of a second so running Knoxville, it really teaches you to slow your hands down and be smooth. That's what I'm focused on this weekend is just being smooth in the car. I think I've watched every video I can find just trying to study these tracks."
For continued updates on Skylar Gee and the Stongs Crane Service No. 99, follow Skylar on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/skylargeeracing.
2018 Season So Far
Season So Far: Races: 6; Wins: 0; Top Five: 2; Top Ten: 4; Top Twenty: 6;
Up Next:
May 4 at Williams Grove Speedway with Lucas Oil ASCS and URC
May 5 at Selinsgrove Speedway with Lucas Oil ASCS and URC
Stay in Contact.:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkylarGee99
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skylargeeracing/
Online: http://www.sprintsource.com/profile/?r=29011&rt=driver
Sponsors:
Carlan Services, Lanktree Holdings, Boychuk Ventures Inc., Strongs Crane Service, Maple Leaf Metals, Shark Racing Engines, EMI Chassis, Pat Beck Motorsports, Gee and Gee Racing, Impact Coatings, Clark Construction, Global Power Services, Napa Auto Parts Fox Creek, Carstar Collision and Glass Service, Shane Liebig, Hoosier Racing Tire, Ace Manufacturing, Driven Racing Oil, Dale Richards.

 

 

Hafertepe Looking For Victory Lane In Pennsylvania With Lucas Oil ASCS

Bryan Hulbert - MECHANICSBURG, Penn. (May 3, 2018) While things in Kentucky didn't go the way Sam Hafertepe, Jr. had hoped, the Sunnyvale, Texas driver is geared up and ready for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com debut at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 4 and Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, May 5.
"I'm looking forward to getting down to Pennsylvania this weekend. With the experience we have, especially at Williams Grove, I think it's going to help us tremendously. I've been to Selinsgrove, I think twice, and it's a big joint, which both tracks are bigger than what we normally race on."
With that experience to work with, Sam will use the weekend to hopefully take over the top spot in the 2018 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver standings, "Having traveled as much as we have, when we do go to these place, we're able to capitalize because it might catch some of these guys off guard, and honestly, these will be the two hardest races on the schedule all year, just because the guys we're racing with run these tracks so much."
While the Hill's Racing Team eyes Victory Lane this weekend, the team had to bring out a new car before making the trip to the "Keystone State" after colliding with Roger Crockett off the fourth turn at Paducah International Raceway.
"I really don't know what happened at Paducah, all the sudden Roger was there and we hit so hard, it bent the back of my car over, but it is what it is," commented Sam of the crash that landed him with an 18th place DNF. "I was riding around and letting things iron out and finally started getting into a good rhythm and then that deal happened, and I never did get a chance to go talk to Roger. Just tough having to get another car put together."
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 13; Wins -1 ; Top 5 - 4; Top 10 - 5; Top 15 -7; Top 20 -9;
Up Next:
May 4 at Williams Grove Speedway with Lucas Oil ASCS and URC
May 5 at Selinsgrove Speedway with Lucas Oil ASCS and URC
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, Cool Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Sets Weekly Time Schedules for 2018 Season

OSWEGO, NY (May 2, 2018) - Less than a month away from the track’s 68th season opener, Oswego Speedway officials have released the time schedules for all weekly ‘Road to the Championship’ events in 2018 featuring the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions.

Beginning on Memorial Day Weekend, each division will embark on a ten race championship series which kicks off on Saturday, May 26 when the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s will be held for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with a 35-lap Tony White Memorial main for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Weekly time schedules for this season will remain nearly identical to 2017, with the exception of Opening Day as well as the two events that include driver autograph sessions on both June 16 and August 11.

On May 26, racing will get off to an early start. Pit gates will open at 11:30am, grandstands will open with the start of hot laps at 1:30pm, and heat races will get underway at 4:00pm.

Supermodified heats will be first on Opening Night, followed by Small Block Super heats, the first Jim Shampine Memorial 50-lap feature, the Tony White Memorial 35, and the second Jim Shampine Memorial 50-lap feature.

Two weeks later, June 9 will see a regular program that includes a 50-lap main event for the Novelis Supermodifieds and 30-lap feature for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

All regular 50 and 30-lap programs that do not include the addition of an autograph session will see pit gates open at 3:00pm, grandstands open at 4:30pm, and racing getting the green flag at 6:15pm.

Race dates with the standard time schedule include the 9th of June, the Independence Weekend Special on June 30, July 7 and July 14, and also for the 32nd running of the $10,000 win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS on July 21.

As part of ‘Retro Night’ on August 4th along with Track Championship Night on August 18, racing will again get underway promptly at 6:15pm and follow the same time schedule as June 9, June 30, July 7, July 14, and July 21.

On autograph shows in 2018, which will be held on Novelis Supermodified Twin 35 night June 16, as well as the speedway’s first ‘Family Night’ special on August 11, pits will open at 2:30pm, practice will begin at 4pm, autographs will take place on the frontstraightaway at 5:15pm, and the first heat will take the green at 6:30pm.

Similar to years past, on regular race nights, 10-lap heats for the Small Blocks will be first followed by the 12-lap heats for the Supermodifieds, the Small Block Super main event, and the Supermodified main event.

Back for a second year in 2018 are the speedway’s group time trial sessions which will take place at the conclusion of hot laps. On each regular race week, time trials will begin 45 minutes prior to the start of heat races. Small Block Supers will go first for their 15-minute time trial session at 5:30pm, followed by the Supermodifieds immediately at 5:45pm. Heat races will start 15 minutes after Supermodified time trials get the checkered flag.

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

 

 

SATURDAY'S PLYMOUTH USAC SPRINT RACE LIVE ON SPEED SHIFT TV

Plymouth, Indiana.........This Saturday night, Speed Shift TV will have exclusive coverage of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car stop at Plymouth Speedway.

The series' second ever visit to the northern Indiana comes just one year after the initial appearance at the track won by Ione, California's Justin Grant. Interestingly, Grant won the most recent USAC event streamed by Speed Shift TV, last Sunday's "Sumar Classic" Silver Crown race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

The Plymouth race will also feature Tyler Courtney, the lone driver to have won in at least two USAC National series thus far in 2018; 2015 Plymouth USAC Midget winner Kevin Thomas, Jr.; reigning USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion Chris Windom; the winningest USAC Sprint Car driver of all-time, Dave Darland; 2017 Plymouth Fast Qualifier Chase Stockon; 2017 Plymouth third-place finisher Chad Boespflug; plus C.J. Leary, a five-time USAC Sprint winner a year ago, plus past series champs Brady Bacon (2014 & 2016) and Robert Ballou (2015).

The drivers meeting for Saturday's race begins at 5:30pm while cars hit the track at 6pm.

You can watch the race live on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/ or listen live on the USAC app. A day later, on-demand, you can re-watch all of the evening's race with flag-to-flag coverage on http://www.Loudpedal.TV/.

USAC LINKS

Visit USAC's official website at www.USACracing.com

Follow USAC on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usacnation

Like USAC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usacracing

Be sure to like the USAC page on Instagram at www.instagram.com/usacnation

Subscribe to www.loudpedal.tv to view replays of this year's races as well as historical USAC action from the past.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Top 5 Run during IRA opener after long haul back from South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals

This past weekend the #64 team put their travelling skills to the test after trucking out to Jefferson, South Dakota for the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals at Park Jefferson Speedway on Friday and Saturday. Following that event, the team made the 7.5 hour haul back to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI on Sunday to compete at the 2018 IRA Season Opener. After making the $10,000 to win Show in South Dakota but pulled off in the feature, Scotty charged his way to a solid top 5 performance at Beaver Dam.

37 cars were signed into the $10,000 to win South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals at Park Jefferson Speedway. This was a 360 event which the STM was fortunate to borrow an engine from Broty Racing Engines for this event. A passing point format was utilized on Friday night for the heat race events which then would determine the lineup for Saturday’s big $10,000 to win event. Scotty drew a 65 pill which placed him to start sixth in the first round of heat race action. When he took the green flag he charged forward and never stopped as he went on to claim the heat race victory. The second round of heat races would be lined up by inverting the first round finish. That would place Scotty to start last in the heat race which was in the 7th position. The track took rubber early in the night so that made passing very difficult during round two. Thiel took the green and had a good run up through the field before he checked up due to a car spinning and was collected in the mayhem. The field lined back up and Scotty was only able to pass one car in that heat race and ended up with a sixth place finish. After all the heat races were finished, Scotty would end up being 12th in overall passing points which locked him into the Saturday night A-main event. The crew prepared hard to give Scotty a car to win on Saturday night but track conditions made that very difficult from the 12th starting position. The 24 car field took the green flag for the 30 lap, $10,000 to win, A-main event. After only two laps of green flag action, the track began to take rubber which made for hardly any passing. Thiel made his way up to the 10th position before pulling into the infield with only a few laps to go. The tires were completely burned off and there was no more incentive to running as the payout stayed the same for the back half of the field. Scotty was officially scored in the 18th position. “These last two nights were just really hard on equipment. We burned through eight tires over the course of two heat races and a feature. Starting 12th I knew it would be hard to move forward especially with the rubber coming in so soon. I need to thank GRP Motorsports for helping us out this weekend along with Broty Racing Engines for allowing us to run this motor.”

The team pulled down the 410 car, dismounted some tires, loaded up and heading east bound to Beaver Dam Raceway. They trucked 7.5 hours over night and pulled into Beaver Dam, WI at 8:00AM. They got a hotel and took a little nap before getting up and preparing for the IRA season opener at Beaver Dam Raceway. Scotty drew a six pill which placed him to go out fourth in qualifying. He was able to put down the quickest time of the night which was a confidence booster for the team. He went on to start the heat race event in the fourth position since they invert the top four cars based on qualifying times. Thiel would go on to take the heat race win by over six seconds on the field. That would allow him to be in the redraw for the nights 30 lap A-main event. During the redraw segment, Scotty drew the #10 starting position. That was clearly not what he wanted to see and would have his work cut out for him starting tenth in the 30 lap main event. The field took the green flag and Scotty began to work the top side of the track. He moved up into the eighth spot early on and held that position for a majority of the race. After the last restart with only ten laps to go, Thiel worked the high side again and charged his way up to the fifth position when the checkered flag flew. “It was a pretty solid night for our team after having a disappointing trip to South Dakota. We went quick time and won the heat but got set back a little with that redraw. Tonight was better for the guys starting up front. We managed a top five so that was decent for us. I cannot thank all of our sponsors enough and these crew guys for busting their tails all weekend long.”

Next on tap the Scott Thiel Motorsports team is this coming Saturday night at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI with the IRA Series.

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2018 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

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LAKE OZARK SPEEDWAY AND SALINA HIGHBANKS ON TAP FOR KYLE LARSON RACING READY DOUBLE DUTY WEEKEND:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Friday for the first time since 2007, followed up by Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Saturday.

LAKE OZARK: Friday the World of Outlaws return to Lake Ozark Speedway for the first time since 2007. Although it will be the first visit to the semi-banked third-mile circuit for Kyle Larson Racing, Shane Stewart competed at the track with the Outlaws in 2007 and finished eighth. He also swept the inaugural Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals in 2004 with the American Sprint Car Series.

TWISTER SHOWDOWN: Saturday will be the fourth visit to Salina Highbanks Speedway for KLR. The Bixby, Okla., native has earned one quick-time, won every heat race, and finished every feature event within the top-five, including a win in 2015, at the .375-mile track.

RACE INFORMATION: Tickets for Friday's event at Lake Ozark Speedway are available here and tickets for Saturday's Twister Showdown at Salina Highbanks Speedway are available here. If you are unable to make it to these races, both will be streamed with live audio and video on DIRTvision.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson. This weekend, he will be competing at Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism. The Elk Grove, Calif., native has six top-10s and four top-fives, including two runner-up scores in the NMECS as well as top-10 finishes in every NASCAR XFINIFY Series start and a win last June.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., and crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, and Howard Johnson Lima for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] May 3. 2018- Justin is ready to pilot the the Arbor Green Contractors, Hopf Farms, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, Treasures by Tiffany, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, MC’s Pub & Grill, Bane Nelson, L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL-Camisha Miller and R&H Enterprises, Maxim Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks and American Racer Tires, Miller Family Motorsports (MFM) #15M this weekend at the Plymouth Dirt Track!

It is opening night for the 2018 season and Miller stated, "It was a long off-season with the weather we have in WI and after you run well like we did last year, I was ready to be back in the car months ago! I am looking forward to kicking off the season strong on Saturday, and I would not be able to do that without everyone's continued support."

**Please note** If you were planning to attend the races this Saturday at the Plymouth Dirt Track the start time is 4pm not its usual scheduled time of 6pm.

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-HFMS Justin Miller visit: www.millerfamilymotorsports.com

 

 

Trenca Tackling Williams Grove Speedway and Land of Legends Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (May 3, 2018) - Joe Trenca is hopeful the weather forecast is better in Central Pennsylvania this weekend than last.

"We had planned on racing down there, but with a six-hour drive and the weather not looking very good we decided not to make the trip," he said. "Hopefully everything is great this weekend and we can get back down there."

Trenca plans on competing in the 410ci sprint car division at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday before returning to his home state of New York for a Patriot Sprint Tour show at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua on Saturday.

"It's been a while since we have been able to race at Williams Grove so we can't wait to get more laps there," he said. "That track is tough so the more laps we can run the better we'll get."

Trenca has 10 career starts at Land of Legends Raceway with a career-best result of seventh place.

"We usually do decent there," he said. "It's a track that's close to home so I'm excited to go back there. Also, my brother is starting to race 305s so this will be the first time we'll be racing sprint cars at the same track on the same night."

The main goal for the weekend is to make the A Main each night and maximize laps on the track.

"Every time we run the 410 we're learning more and more so it's important that we soak up as much as we can," he said. "We also want to have a good showing at Land of Legends Raceway. It's more or less a home race for us so it will be fun to race in front of family and friends."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fast Axle

Located in Bristol, Conn., Fast Axle distributes axles and other racing parts for a variety of race cars. For more information, visit http://www.FastAxle.com.

"Eric with Fast Axle has been a long time member of Mucci Motorsports," Trenca said. "We're really happy to use his products and very thankful for the support."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Andrews Anticipating Big Weekend of FAST Series Competition

Inside Line Promotions - MANSFIELD, Ohio (May 3, 2018) - Chris Andrews left the Sprint Car World Championship last weekend at Mansfield Motor Speedway scratching his head. However, he and the Burmeister Racing team are excited for this weekend when they will get back to familiar tracks.

"Honestly, we don't run the bigger tracks enough to have a handle on setups," Andrews said. "We just didn't get the car where I was comfortable all weekend."

The Sprint Car World Championship began on Friday with Andrews qualifying 40th out of 72 cars, which narrowly missed the heat race inversion. He finished eighth in a heat race and seventh in a B Main to cap the night.

Andrews wrapped up the event on Saturday by placing eighth in both a heat race and a B Main.

"We found some things with the car from a few weeks ago that didn't really show up the last time we raced," he said. "Thankfully we got them fixed so I'm pumped to get back to our home tracks this weekend."

Andrews will compete in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics event this Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. He is the defending track champion and is currently seventh in the track's championship standings after one regular season event and an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race.

"We hurt a motor two weeks ago at Attica for the All Star race," he said. "We were consistently good there last year."

The Burmeister team will head to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday for another FAST Series race. Andrews is currently leading the points at Fremont Speedway thanks to setting quick time during qualifying and posting a runner-up result during the feature on opening night two weeks ago.

"It was a little surprising how good we were at Fremont on a slick track," he said. "Usually we struggle when the track gets like that, but we ran consistently in the top five the whole feature. We're second in FAST points so this is a big weekend.

"I have some changes I want to make to the car after Mikey (Sommers, the crew chief) and I talked and I'm excited to see how it unfolds."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 27 - Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 35; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 7 (7).

April 28 - Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 8 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kistler Engines

Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. The company pride itself in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410ci, 360ci and 305ci) as well as late models and midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for its service among professional race teams due to a quick turnaround time on engine rebuilds.

Kistler Engines uses of state-of-the art equipment, the highest standard quality parts and invest in constant research and development. Kistler Engines is setting the standard in the ultra competitive field of dirt track racing today. Customers powered by Kistler engines have set numerous quick times and track records. They have also won on the local level as well as on national traveling series such as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC. For more information, visit http://www.KistlerEngines.com.

"We hurt a motor at Attica a few weeks ago and put the spare engine in and it's very healthy," Andrews said. "Paul and the guys at Kistler are always there to help at a moment's notice. They build the best sprint car engines out there."

Andrews would also like to thank Kistler Racing Products, ML Graphics, DKW Transport, Edwards Agriculture, Channel Seeds, Lucas Oil, Dave Story Equipment Repair and Burmeister Trophy for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Sponsored Team Shake Off Crash in Kentucky

Inside Line Promotions - PADUCAH, Ky. (May 3, 2018) - Every racer has a night where they would like a do-over. Such is the case for Scott Bogucki after competing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com last Friday at Paducah International Raceway.

Bogucki, who is in his rookie season on the ASCS National Tour, started on the front row of the A Main, but caught a rut entering turns one and two on Lap 2 while he was leading. He went for a wild ride, which resulted in a bent race car and a 24th-place finish for the SawBlade.com backed team.

"That was my style of track, smaller and a little rough," said Bogucki, who advanced from sixth to third place during a heat race to open the night. "That was my golden opportunity for a win. This is the one that got away. I just got into the corner too hot and caught a rut and I was just a passenger after that."

Bogucki said the Maxim chassis will be sent in for repairs and a back-up J&J chassis is being assembled for this weekend of racing in Pennsylvania.

"I really liked that Maxim and hopefully Kenny Woodruff will get it good as new and we can put it back together when we get back west," he said. "For now I'm down to one car so I have to keep that in the back of my mind."

Following Friday's crash, Bogucki headed to Lima, Ohio, where Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions contender Aaron Reutzel has a shop.

"We went through the motor and it appears okay," he said.

Bogucki and the SawBlade.com sponsored team will head to the tough Central Pennsylvania territory this weekend, competing on Friday at the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove during the Battle of the Groves.

"We ASCS teams will certainly have our hands full," he said. "I expect a lot of the Pennsylvania Posse will have 360 engines in like Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe. My goal is to first make the show and then gain some momentum and gain valuable points."

Bogucki currently sits 10th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

"I know we only have four shows in, but I feel we should be in the top five," he said. "We just need to put an entire night together and build on it. Everything seems to knock us down lately, but we will keep working hard and get this turned around."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 27 - Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Ky. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 24 (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UPCOMING RACES -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., for the Battle of the Groves with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

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.

"We will keep working hard to show what this team is made of," Bogucki said. "The results haven't been what we expected, but it will turn around thanks to the support from our great sponsors like SawBlade.com."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Jetco Electrical, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Lone Star Metal Werx, Momentum Suspension and Findley and Sons for their continued support.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway

$1 Busch Light Night

It's BACK! The first $1 Busch Light Night is this Saturday, May 5! Come out and celebrate the 80 degree weather and sunshine with your friends, $1 beers and great racing!

Saturday is also Cinco De Mayo, which means the beer stands at Knoxville Raceway will be offering Coronas for $4!

Hot lap start at 6:30pm.

Thanks to our partners at Budweiser and Doll Distributing for their support of Knoxville Raceway and $1 Busch Light Nights! Vermeer Iowa vs. Iowa State Night

Next Saturday, May 12, is our annual Iowa vs. Iowa State night, sponsored by our new partner Vermeer!

Wear your favorite school's colors and vote for which school - Iowa or Iowa State - should have its flag fly over Knoxville Raceway all season!

To vote, simply make a monetary donation - NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL - in any of the buckets around the track that have your school's logo on them. At the end of the night, the school with the most donations, WINS!

All donations made to Iowa will go to the Stead Family Children's Hospital. All donations made to Iowa State will go the school's general scholarship fund. Get Rewarded for Going to the Knoxville Nationals AND Kansas Speedway!

NASCAR star and Knoxville Raceway feature winner Kyle Larson is rewarding fans of both pavement AND dirt racing!

If you're attending the NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 12, show your Kansas Speedway NASCAR Cup Series ticket AND your Knoxville Nationals ticket at the Knoxville Raceway booth to get a wristband to attend an exclusive autograph session with Larson.

E-mail confirmation of your Knoxville Nationals ticket purchase can also be shown.

Wristband must be obtained at the Knoxville Raceway booth at Kansas Speedway prior to 3pm on Saturday, May 12. The autograph session will be held at the Knoxville Raceway booth at 3:40pm, Saturday May 12.

For any questions, please contact Kendra Jacobs at KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com. Checkered Flag Concessions - New Food Option Each Week!

For the first six weeks of the 2018 season, our partners at Checkered Flag Concessions will be offering a new food option to fans. The tentative menu is as follows:

May 5 - Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

May 12 - Brisket Sandwich

May 19 - Gyros

May 26 - Brats SprintCarUnlimited.com Pole Award Returns

Jeremy Elliott's SprintCarUnlimited.com is returning as the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store pole award partner.

The $2,000 SprintCarUnlimited.com pole award goes to the driver who earns the most points over the two qualifying nights and therefore starts from the pole position of Saturday's A-Main.

Visit our partners webpage at www.SprintCarUnlimited.com and sign up for a subscription for in-depth, daily sprint car news! KRCO - Continued Support for our Drivers

Through the support of racing fans, companies, fundraisers and more, the amazing group of women with KRCO continue to provide safety equipment and support for our drivers at Knoxville Raceway.

On each race date in May, KRCO will give away three $100 gift certificates to Jockos. Each class will have a random number drawn. The driver who finishes in that position will win the gift certificate.

 

 

Hagar Nets Podium Finish at Lexington 104 Speedway With USCS Series

Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (May 3, 2018) - Derek Hagar tied his season-best result last Saturday at Lexington 104 Speedway, where he garnered a third-place finish during the USCS Series event.

The night began with Hagar advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the A Main.

"My car really came in the last quarter of the race and we got up to third," he said. "I believe we were faster than the guys in front of us at the end. I'm not saying if we had a caution we would have won, but we would have been in the hunt. To pass good cars and get a podium finish was really nice."

The third-place result was Hagar's second podium finish and third top five of the season.

Last weekend began on Friday at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Ky., which hosted the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com. Hagar finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race before maneuvering from seventh to third place in the B Main on the challenging track.

"You had to go in there and run it through the ruts," he said. "We were able to work our way forward to get a good transfer spot."

Hagar started the A Main on the inside of the 10th row.

"I planned on just starting and parking, but as a race car driver it's hard to do that," he said. "I wasn't really in harm's way so I stayed out there and rode around, passed a couple of cars here and there. It was sure hard on the car. Turns three and four were pretty rough. Turns one and two were slick, but it had a big hole getting into turn one. If you didn't miss it it was nasty. It ate up a couple of cars."

Hagar drove a conservative race and he worked his way to a 12th -place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 27 - Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Ky. - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 3 (7); Feature: 12 (19).

April 28 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (10).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

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

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

 

 

Skinner Overcomes Late Arrival to Score Top-Five Finish During Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (May 3, 2018) - A late arrival to the track failed to slow Marshall Skinner during his 2018 sprint car debut with the USCS Series last Saturday at Lexington 104 Speedway.

Skinner led most of the 30-lap feature before finishing fourth despite missing hot laps to open the night. He finished second in his heat race, which marked his first time on a track this year.

"We got kind of a late start and then the interstate was closed due to a bad wreck, which really made us late," he said. "I was pretty happy with the way things went since the heat race was our first time on the track this year."

A second-place finish from his pole starting position in the heat race placed Skinner sixth in points following the heat races. An inversion of six put him on the pole for the night's main event.

"I was able to get the lead at the start and held it through a couple of restarts for about 25 laps," he said. "But then my hands started getting numb and tired because I had to grip the steering wheel so tight since the track was really rough.

"I was running a line that felt good to me and I didn't see or hear any other cars close to me. All of a sudden, someone blasted by me running a different line and then a couple more went by. I moved down to that line and found rubber and realized how they got by me."

Despite losing the lead late in the race, Skinner was satisfied with a fourth-place finish during his season debut.

"I'm pretty sure my hands wouldn't have been an issue if I had already raced several times this year like the others have," he said. "And since it was my first race, I didn't put a new right rear tire on like the others did. It was a pretty solid field of drivers - Tim Crawley, Tony Stewart, Derek Hagar and Jeff Swindell in addition to the USCS regulars. I'm pretty happy with the way it went after getting there late."

A recent change in the USCS schedule has altered Skinner's racing plans for this weekend.

"I'd planned to race the two races in Alabama this weekend until they cancelled them," he said. "I think we'll probably go to the new race they scheduled at ECM Speedway in Bremen, Ala., this Saturday if the weather looks good."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 28 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature 4 (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at ECM Speedway in Bremen, Ala., with the USCS Mid-South and Deep South Regions

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BB&T Racing

BB&T Racing of Southaven, Miss., was founded in 1994 by Derrick and Dennis Bailey. They offer machine shop services and performance parts. Visit http://bbandtracing.com/ for more information.

"I assemble my own engines and BB&T does all of my machine work," Skinner said. "They're super good guys and do excellent work. If I need something done in a hurry, they get it done. I also buy my racing fuel from them. I really appreciate their support."

Skinner would also like to thank Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, J&J Auto Racing, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing, DHR Suspension, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints, Huntington's Disease Awareness and OMP America for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Kicking Off Season May 11 With Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 3, 2018) - The 2018 season will get underway a week from Friday at Jackson Motorplex, which has had its season opener postponed twice this year because of poor weather.

The IMCA Frostbuster and Ben Nothdurft Memorial was originally scheduled for April 28 before it was pushed by a week. Continued inclement weather forced the event to be postponed to this summer. The five IMCA classes slated to race during the IMCA Frostbuster will compete on Saturday, June 16, while the Ben Nothdurft Memorial will be contested on Wednesday, July 25, as part of the 150th annual Jackson County Fair event.

Fortunately, the weather has recently improved and all signs are positive for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing, which is the new season opener set for Friday, May 11. The featured classes will be Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

Hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Jackson Motorplex will host a practice session for all sprint cars next Thursday, May 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The pits will open at 4:30 p.m.

Pit passes for the practice session are $20 per person and admission to the grandstands is free.

UP NEXT -

Friday, May 11, for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting and Harvey's Five Star Roofing featuring Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group Highlighting Big Events This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 3, 2018) - PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group will provide comprehensive coverage of this weekend's return to Central Pennsylvania for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

The series makes its first visit to the area since 2007 with races on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove. The Battle of the Groves doubleheader is co-sanctioned with the Capital Renegade United Racing Club.

The two marquee events aren't the only races PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group will cover during its free, live show that airs each Friday and Saturday night on RacinBoys's website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will hold races in Missouri and Oklahoma, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions has a pair of races in Ohio, ASCS regional events are being held in Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Arizona, USAC national sprint cars are in Indiana, the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series competes in California, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series is in South Carolina and Georgia and the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series ventures to Tennessee and Kentucky to name a few of the many races the grass-roots racing show will cover.

The focus for PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is to provide instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos from races across the country.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

While the show is free to watch, RacinBoys will continue to operate its unique premium membership to its website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil NOW600 National Micro Series, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Sunshine Set for USAC Sprint Cars at Plymouth after Silver Crown Podium Highlights Weekend Triple

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 3, 2018) – Tyler Courtney continues his pursuit of the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car championship aboard the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc Sprint Car as the series takes to Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway on Saturday night.

It’s a 3/8-mile clay oval that “Sunshine” has found to his liking in the past.

“I’ve always run pretty good there,” Courtney says. “I won a local race there in 2015 and then ran second with USAC there last year.”

Saturday’s Plymouth card will mark the sixth round of USAC National Sprint Car action after a pair of events last weekend at Bloomington and Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway.

Courtney climbed a pair of positions from 12th to tenth in Friday’s Bloomington event before advancing from 15th to 12th at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday. “Sunshine” went on to round out the weekend with a third-place run aboard Hans Leins’ No. 97 USAC Silver Crown entry at the Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday.

“We want to run better than that obviously,” Courtney said of last weekend’s pair of USAC Sprint Car events. “We tried some things and they didn’t really pan out. Everyone is going to have those kind of nights over the course of the season, I’d rather get them out of the way early than have them later.”

Sitting a strong fourth in USAC National Sprint Car points, Courtney is optimistic going into Saturday’s event at Plymouth.

“We have got back to some of the things that were working earlier, I feel like we’re in a good spot,” Courtney explains.

Sunday’s USAC Silver Crown action that round out last weekend started off with Courtney establishing the day’s quickest time in qualifying. “Sunshine” soon had his work cut out though after contact sent him spinning before the 100-lapper had reached the tenth round.

Courtney rallied from the tail of the field, climbing all the way to third by race’s end to finish off the weekend in strong fashion.

“Some nights it’s your night and some nights it’s not,” Courtney said of the Sunday card. “We restarted 24th and got back up to third, that’s a good way to finish the weekend. That car has been fast each time out, it’s going to be fun to drive in the dirt races the rest of the year.”

Silver Crown action will resume at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on May 24. Until then, the focus will be on the USAC National Sprint Car scene with a half-dozen events over the course of May beginning with Saturday’s Plymouth action.

2018 Quick Stats: 16 races, 3 wins, 8 top-fives, 9 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at Plymouth (IN) Speedway on Saturday night.

Saturday’s event is available on https://www.speedshifttv.com/ for those unable to take in the action live.

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

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

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

 

 

Bellm Set for ASCS Regional Double after Podium Run at the Lake

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (May 3, 2018) – Kyle Bellm and the Nixa, Missouri based No. 14k Sprint Car team continued a strong start to the 2018 season with a podium finish in last Saturday night’s season-opening event at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway.

Bellm and the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded team are set for a pair of ASCS Warrior vs. ASCS Red River Region events this weekend, beginning with Kansas’ Heartland Park Topeka on Friday before moving on to Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night.

Friday will be Bellm’s first Heartland Park Topeka outing while Saturday brings familiar surrounding at Lucas Oil Speedway where he has posted a pair of podium finishes in past ASCS National Tour action.

“Topeka will be a new one,” Bellm says. “We’ve run well at Lucas Oil before, hopefully we can put it all together and win one there.”

Bellm enters the weekend after a strong Lake Ozark Speedway run that netted a third-place finish aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care entry.

“We had a good car, I felt like any of the top four cars were capable of winning,” Bellm said of the racy feature event atop Lake Ozark Speedway clay.

Bellm raced from fourth to second in the early going aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision machine.

“I felt like we were good in traffic early on running second behind Randy (Martin) and a caution came out,” Bellm relates.

The leaders were back in traffic soon after, with it not working to Bellm’s favor this time around.

“I got bottled in behind two lapped cars and (Roger) Crockett got by,” Bellm recalls. “It just didn’t play out the way I would have liked. Traffic was going to determine the outcome of that one, I just ended up in the wrong line at the wrong time.”

It was Bellm’s second consecutive top-five finish and third top-ten in four starts this season aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions/Schaeffers Racing Oil machine.

“We’ll take it, the car was fast and the track was in great shape,” Bellm explains. “If we can keep putting together top-five finishes, the wins will come. Hopefully it’ll all come together and we can get at least one this weekend.”

This weekend’s double kicks off a busy month of May that includes ten schedule events including three more next week.

2018 Quick Stats: 4 races, 2 top-five, 3 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Red River vs. ASCS Warrior Region at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas on Friday and Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO) on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

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

 

 

All Star Double for Reutzel after Runner-Up Finish in Sprint Car World Championship

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 3, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team were so tantalizingly close to the $100,000 winner’s share in last weekend’s Sprint Car World Championship at Ohio’s Mansfield Motorsports Park.

But, after settling for a lucrative $20,000 runner-up share among the stellar field of more than 70 entries, it’s back to All Star Circuit of Champions action for the Folkens Brothers Tucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car team this weekend with events at Sarver, Pennsylvania’s Lernerville Speedway on Friday and then Hartford, Ohio’s Sharon Speedway on Saturday.

Both tracks will be new territory for Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment crew that enters the weekend just six points out of the All Star points lead in second.

Last weekend’s Sprint Car World Championship had Reutzel in the mix throughout, racing to a second-place finish in his preliminary feature on Friday night and then making a last-gasp bid for the $100,000 winner’s share in Saturday night’s finale that fell just short.

“Tim (Shaffer) was fast, there’s no two ways about it,” Reutzel explains. “He was the guy to beat all weekend, he set the tone in Thursday night’s practice.”

Reutzel started his weekend in strong fashion as well aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry, timing in second among his group on Friday and then earning the ninth starting position for the feature after a third-place heat race run.

“We got to fifth pretty quick, so I started taking it kinda easy thinking that we could get in the top four without any problem,” Reutzel relates. “Some guys got to racing us so I had to pick it up and got to second right away.”

Reutzel held second the rest of the way to lock into the Saturday finale, though it wasn’t without some tense moments in the final rounds.

“With two laps to go, it started to run out of fuel,” Reutzel says. “It was completely out at the end, we coasted across the line. We just barely finished it.”

Reutzel drew the front row for Saturday’s Dash and finished second to earn the front row outside starting position.

“We tried a couple of things in the Dash and liked it,” Reutzel says. “But, it still took all I had just to keep up with Shaffer.”

Reutzel took a conservative approach over the early portion of the 50-lapper to save the best for last.

“I cruised the first 25 laps to save my tires, I tried to not spin them and stayed away from the cushion that was hurting some tires,” Reutzel explains. “I waited until about 20 laps to go to push him and try to make a move for the lead.”

Cautions didn’t exactly play into Reutzel’s plans.

“I would get to him, then there would be a caution,” Reutzel recalls. “It would take about five or six laps to get going again.”

One final caution set up the dramatic finish.

“I got a really good start, I got right to him and he blocked my slider, not even knowing I was there,” Reutzel relates.

“Then I got another run coming to the checkered,” Reutzel says of the final circuit. “I bonzaied it with everything I had, it almost worked but I got into the fence. All in all, it was still a good weekend to come away with $20,000.”

It was a memorable effort that left fans wanting more. They’ll get more with this weekend’s pair of All Star events.

2018 Quick Stats: 14 races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 7 top-tens.

Up Next: All Star Circuit of Champions at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) on Friday night and Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) on Saturday night.

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

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

 


 

Double-Double on Tap for McIntosh after Hard Charging Top-Five Effort in OKC

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (May 3, 2018) – A rare double-double Sprint Car and Midget racing opportunity is in store for 15-year-old Cannon McIntosh and the RL Hudson No. 08 team this weekend in Missouri after rallying from the final row to land a fourth-place finish in last Saturday night’s POWRi West Midget feature at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Coming off a second consecutive top-ten finish in POWRi West Midget competition, McIntosh and the Toyota-TRD team tackle the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget vs. POWRi West Midget series events at Grain Valley, Missouri’s Valley Speedway on Friday night and then Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night.

McIntosh will be pulling double duty on both nights, joining in on Friday’s non-wing WAR Sprint Car action at Valley Speedway and then putting the wing up top for Saturday’s ASCS Warrior Region card at Lucas Oil Speedway.

It will mark McIntosh’s first wingless Sprint Car outing and his second in the winged 360-ci Sprint Car after posting a top-ten run in his debut at Creek County Speedway two weeks ago. He is currently ranked fourth in POWRi West Midget points.

“It will be a fun deal racing both cars on both nights,” McIntosh comments. “Valley is a cool place, it always has a nice top to race on. I didn’t have a great experience last time at Lucas Oil Speedway so hopefully we can turn that around.”

Last weekend’s POWRi West Midget event at I-44 Riverside Speedway began much the way the previous weekend ended for McIntosh with fueling issues preventing him from wheeling his Midget around the 1/5-mile clay oval in both hot laps and his heat race.

By the end of the night though, McIntosh and the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 Midget team rallied back to a fourth-place finish from the 19th starting position in the 25-lap feature event.

“We thought we had our problem from Pevely fixed, but we had only found part of the problem,” McIntosh says. “After about three hours of thrashing, we got it figured out.”

After transferring from “B” Main action, McIntosh had his work cut out for him, gridding the 20-car field in the 19th starting position.

McIntosh charged through the field atop a choppy surface to snare a fourth-place finish at the stripe.

“It was tough the way the track was, it was a workout,” McIntosh recalls. “I knew we had a chance to get near the front though, I just had to get out there and gas it up.”

With top tens in each of his last three starts, McIntosh looks to gas it up for some additional strong runs in both Midget and Sprint Car action this weekend.

Along with RL Hudson and Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the ambitious 2018 slate of events possible includes American Discount, Complete Auto Care, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Sanders and Associates, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Car and Fleet and Infinity Shocks.

2018 Quick Stats: 5 races, 1 top-five, 3 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – POWRi Midgets and WAR non-wing Sprint Cars at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO.

Saturday – POWRi Midgets and ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

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

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

 

Double the Fun this Racing Weekend with a General Admission Wristband from US 36 Raceway!!!!!
US 36 Raceway roars back into action this Friday Night 5/4/2018 with IMCA Winged Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Pure Stocks and E-Modifieds with action second to none!!! Last Friday we witnessed repeat winners, new winners, three and four wide racing action and a photo finish closer than cat hair!!! Make those plans now to not miss one second of the heart pounding action as Pit Gates open at 5 pm, Grandstands at 6 pm, Hot Laps at 7:30 pm and all the great racing action at 8 pm!!!!!!
Be sure and save those General Admission Wristbands from Friday Night 5/4/2018 at US 36 as they will get you in FREE Saturday Night at Bethany Speedway!! You read it correct, two great nights of racing action for the price of one!!!!!!!
Concessions priced to feed the family, Beer ice cold and refreshing in our new Wagon, Programs and Pictures of your favorites, “Let’s Make a Deal” for prizes during our very short Intermission and the very best racing action all for your entertainment!!!
Putting the fun in Racing!!!!
See yall there!!!

 

Covington Uses the High Line to Score the Victory at Paducah

CG Motorsports. Glenpool, OK (May 2nd 2018) The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour debut at Paducah International Raceway was a success for Matt Covington and his A-Rock Materials/Triple X mount as he was able to find Victory Lane in his inaugural visit.

Covington started off the night on the pole of the 4th heat race. He was able to get the win, ending where he started. That gave him the 3rd place starting position for the A-feature. Covington was able to jump into 2nd early on, setting his sights on the leader, Mark Smith. Working into traffic on lap 6, Matt was able to rail the top and get a run on Smith, making the pass going into turn 3. Covington and Smith raced hard before Matt started perfecting his line on the high side and began putting distance on the field while maneuvering through lap traffic. The final caution of the feature waved on lap 17, resetting the field and closing the gap between Matt and Tony Stewart, who now moved into 2nd, putting Mark Smith in 3rd. With the green back out, Covington resumed his charge on the top and drove away again to cross the checkers, earning his first win of the 2018 season.

“I had a great time racing here and we had a really good car. This is my kind of track with the high banks and the wall all the way around. I like to get up there and lean on that wall and tonight we just had really good speed. We’ve had good speed all year. We knew if we just kept doing what we were doing, it would pay off and it is,” stated Covington after the race.

The team has been plagued with bad luck so far involving uncontrollable circumstances. He is really happy to have a good run with a good car. Covington is relieved to get the first win of the season out of the way and hopes to carry this speed and momentum into the coming months. “Another special part of tonight was having Josh Hegwood with us,” said Matt. “We’ve been friends and a part of his Chick Magnet Motorsports for about 5 years now, but this is the first time he was able to get in victory lane with us. And I’d like to give a shout out to Mike Davenport for all his hard work this year, and I really appreciate all my sponsors, friends and family. They all play a role in our successes and, without their support, following the National tour wouldn’t be possible. “

Matt Covington is looking forward to going to Pennsylvania this weekend to run on some historic tracks.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who have helped make this 2018 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Wilwood Brakes, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, and Brodix Cylinder Heads

2018 STATS: Starts-11, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP:
5/4/2018 Williams Grove Speedway - Mechanicsburg, PA
5/5/2018 Selinsgrove Speedway - Selinsgrove, PA

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: Leftover 2017 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer. 2018 apparel coming soon!

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2018 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

"RACIN' GRAYSON" ALL SET for SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES RETURN on MAY 12th!

Bells, TX (05/03/18) by DarinShort.com. The newly renovated Grayson County Speedway (GCS) near Bells, Texas (approximately 35 miles NE of McKinney) is a racy ¼ mile bullring, as evidenced by the exciting Sprint Car Bandits series event held there last September.

30-second 2017 SCB rewind: Michael Day would chip away at the feature lead held by Zane Lawrence, and the two would race side-by-side within the tight confines of GCS, with Day squeaking by for the well-deserved feature win that left the GCS fans cheering throughout the victory lane celebration.

Race fans and teams can look forward to reliving last year’s excitement on Saturday, May 12th, when the winged 360 C.I. sprint cars of the Sprint Car Bandits return to GCS. As was the case in 2017, make sure to get there in time to grab the seat you want...as they will be going fast on race night. The first green flag is set to wave at 8pm.

Grayson County Speedway is located at 171 Busby Lane Bells, Texas 75414. Click www.GCSracing.com for complete track details. You can also email Mark@GCSracing.com or call (903) 892-3157 if you need additional information. Visit www.facebook.com/graysoncountyspeedway for the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

Gates open at 5pm on race day, Saturday May 12th, with racing at 8pm. Grayson County Speedway divisions will round out the full night of racing; including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, I-Stock, Factory and Economy classes. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out, as in 2017.

Standard SCB posted rules and purse structure are in effect. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee. Sprint car teams not familiar with SCB series rules or structures should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information.

Note all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (360 or under) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All SCB legal teams will compete for the same posted purse regardless of C.I. displacement (360 or under).

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes. That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the region, as 70 competed with the series in 2017!

We also highly encourage drivers that have yet to compete in our series to visit with any of the teams that have. It takes just minutes to make a typical winged sprint car SCB rules compliant.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Mary Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 05/03/18:

March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000)

March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000)

March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000)

April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR (Rained out, now July 14)

April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Rained out, now June 30)

April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings $2,000)

May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX (new track construction is still underway, and this event has been moved to Sept. 14)

May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX

May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX

June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX

June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX

June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX

June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

July 7 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Elite Non-Winged Sprints also on event card)

July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR

July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX

August 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX

August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX

August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX

August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX

September 14 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX

September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX

September 29 – SCB Series Championship, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Please make plans to join us for this Sprint Car Bandits series event at Grayson County Speedway Speedway on May 12th - it's certain to be another wild night of 360 C.I. winged Sprint Car racin’ on the ¼ mile bullring!

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2019 SET FOR JANUARY 18-20, 2019, EXHIBIT AND HOTEL INFORMATION AVAILABLE

OAKS, PA May 3, 2018 . . . The 34th annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Presented by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for a tenth year on Friday through Sunday, January 18-20th. While the show is still nine months away, important exhibitor and host hotel room information is now available.

Exhibitors from the highly successful January, 2018 show recently received by mail a 2019 show guide. They are invited to renew last year’s space, enlarge or move to a new location by May 31st. After that date all remaining available space in the 250,000 square feet of show space will become available on a first come, first serve basis. Those interested in receiving one of the new colorful show brochures can simply drop an email to motorsports@aarn.com with name, address and phone number or calling Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618. Information is also available at the show web-site, www.motorsportstradeshow.com.

The Radisson at the Valley Forge Casino, less than five miles from the Expo Center, has been named the new host hotel for the show. This is the location of the former Valley Forge Convention Center where the Motorsports show got its start back in 1984. Low room rates are being offered, just $89 per night, and the popular resort offers expanded entertainment and food services. Slots and table games plus 24 hour food service is available at the Casino plus nightly music. A hotel Sports Bar is open late with great food available. Dueling Pianos are featured in another hotel lounge on Saturday night. A Comedy Club is a featured attraction on Friday night at a cover charge.

The special PPB Motorsports hotel rate is available through a link off the show web-site or by calling the Radisson at 800-333-3333 and asking for the “Motorsports Show” room block special rate which is limited in number or available only until December 31, 2018.

Again in 2019 the three day PPB Motorsports 2019 show will feature just about everything imaginable. The 2018 edition of the show drew large crowds with much attention given to appearances of three time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and World of Outlaws sprint car legend Steve Kinser. The crowning of Leslie Donegan as the Oliver Construction Equipment sponsored Ms. Motorsports was also a huge hit. As Ms. Motorsports 2018, she has already begun a busy year of representing the show at many racing events.

One of the most successful short track speedways from the past will be remembered when the Reading Fairgrounds Reunion is presented as a major part of PPB Motorsports 2019. The reunion will bring back memories of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway that closed in 1978 after many successful years of operation. The 1/2 mile dirt track was replaced by the Fairgrounds Mall which is now scheduled to be demolished. With this being the 40th anniversary of the track closing, the Reading Historical Society will be working with the show staff to feature a huge presentation of cars that competed there along with special memorabilia from the once popular speedway. Motorsports fans can expect to see some of the top drivers from the Reading era to be on hand to sign autographs.

The Expo Center is a very popular location with show attendees and exhibitors as it is easy to get to from area highways and offers free parking.

Check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com for further information.

 

 

CRSA Set To Open 2018 Season At Middletown

For Immediate Release May 3rd, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – After losing the season opener at the Fonda Speedway one week prior due to rain, the stars and cars of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series will kick off the 2018 season Saturday night at the House of Power, the Orange County Fair Speedway.

The 2017 CRSA Schedule would see five events scheduled on the Hard Clay with one (May 13th) being lost to Mother Nature. Thomas Radivoy picked up the A-Main win on April 29th over Emily VanInwegen and Eddie Strada. Radivoy repeated on June 24th, this time over Sydney Prince and Christian Rumsey. Rumsey bested Dan Hennessy and Tyler Jashembowski on July 15th. Radivoy secured the Hard Clay Challenge Mini Series title with a win during Eastern States Weekend on October 21st. Bobby Hackel, IV and 2017 CRSA Champion Jeff Trombley followed the Circleville, New York driver.

In 2016 three of the five scheduled events were held with Eddie Strada (May 7th), Tyler Jashembowski (June 11th) and Brian Krummel (August 6th) all picking up A-Main victories.

The Orange County Fair Speedway is located at 239 Wisner Ave in Middletown, New York. It is located in Eastern Orange County, near the intersection of Interstate 84 and NY 17 (the future Interstate 86). For more information on the Orange County Fair Speedway log on to their website at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

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

 

 

Non Wing Double Down This Weekend!

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (5/03/18) – Following a weekend of rain and cold, Limaland Motorsports Park and Waynesfield Raceway Park are set for the first of two non wing double down events this coming weekend. Proceeding after a full show at Limaland Friday night, the famed 1/3rd mile of Waynesfield Raceway Park will host the finale of the double down weekend. A $500 bonus will be awarded to any driver that can win both Friday and Saturday night feature events! Both events will be an open tire rule.

In addition to the Quest Federal Credit Union non-wing sprints, the Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds will have their opening night of the 2018 season, and the Performance Powder Coating AMSA mini sprints return back to action.

Adult general admission is just $12. Kids aged 11-15 are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for FREE. Pit access is available to anyone for $25.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information anytime online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park, or on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Austin McCarl Goes Back-to-Back at Knoxville!

Des Moines, IA (May 3, 2018) – The TKS Motorsports team and driver Austin McCarl decided that one win just wasn’t enough to kickoff the season at the Knoxville Raceway, as they parked the #2KS in victory lane again last Saturday. The Troy & Tammy Renfro-owned team will carry the momentum from the opening weeks to the track on Saturday, as Austin will go for three in a row.

Saturday night began with Austin being able to time in 5th quick in qualifying, but it was due to some very well-timed bad luck. “We had a chance to get on the track Friday night, as Matt Moro had rented the track for a practice session and we were able to join in,” said Troy Renfro. “We ended up having an issue after our first few laps and were able to get it fixed when that would have happened on Saturday night had we not had the practice opportunity.”

Both Troy and Austin were much happier with the qualifying effort in week two. “Not having to go out last this week definitely helped, but I was able to lay down a much better time and set the TKS team up well for the rest of the night,” said Austin. Troy noted that having the team’s second motor back was also a big plus. “We have two great motors, but only one available on opening night, so I had to play it safe,” said Troy. “Week one, we had our HP Engine from Tim Supplee and this week we had our Parker engine back in the car and Al does a great job; both are great motors and can obviously get the job done.”

Austin rolled off inside of the third row in his heat and didn’t get out to the best start, but was able to move up to 4th when the checkered flew and ran a smart race. “Heats at Knoxville are a tricky deal with the rule that you have to run the same right rear the whole night, so you really have to be careful,” said Troy. “Austin did a great job of that on Saturday; got up to fourth and didn’t push it too hard to try and gain another spot when he didn’t have many laps left anyway.”

The A-main got off to a great start for the TKS Motorsports #2KS, as Austin was able to jump into the lead on lap one. “Chris (Martin) did a great job on the start, but he left me a hole going into turn one and I was able to slide up in front,” said Austin. “We got out to a big lead before the caution and I honestly had no idea how far out in front I was, but the Dunkins did an awesome job and you could really run anywhere on the track.”

There was one close call a few laps past the halfway mark of the feature where Austin thought he might have some explaining to do. “I really don’t know what happened, but on lap 13 I felt like the right front had fallen off going into turn three,” said Austin. “There couldn’t have been more than an inch between the bumper and the wall and I was already thinking about how I was going to explain to Troy that I wrecked it while leading.”

However, Austin was able to keep the car off the wall and in the lead to earn back-to-back wins to start the year at Knoxville. “It’s been a great way to start the year and it was awesome to have a lot of our sponsors there to celebrate with,” said Troy. “Austin has done a great job so far and we had Tim Heady and his wife from Midwest Basement Systems, as well as Chad Bunner and more from Neumann Brothers Construction at the track Saturday.”

The team is currently sitting 2nd in the points after two weeks, as Brooke Tatnell has been hot on the heels of the TKS car each week in the A-main, and just a bit faster earlier in the night. “Brooke has been great so far and Knoxville has a great system that really pushes drivers to give it their all every time they’re on the track,” said Troy. “Knoxville goes above and beyond to put on a great show for the fans and if we keep doing what we have been, the points will work out well in the end.”

While Austin and the TKS Motorsports team will be back on the track at the usual stomping grounds this Saturday, Austin will be taking a shot at a new track on Friday night. “I’m heading down to Lake Ozark Speedway to race with Outlaws on Friday in the family-owned #17A,” said Austin. “Hopefully I can learn as much as I can running with them on a new track and be able to come back on Saturday to go for the three-peat.”

Austin McCarl and the Casey’s General Stores #2KS will be back at the Knoxville Raceway this Saturday night looking for the hat trick! Check out the new TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is thankful for the support from all of their loyal sponsors:

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Thursday's with Mo...............

Morgan Turpen took on the best of the ASCS National this past Friday Night and also with the USCS Sprint Series on Saturday Night.....Morgan On Friday Night had a tenth place finish on Friday after getting a 3rd in her Heat Race...On Saturday at Lexington 104 Speedway she would have to deal with a rubber down track that was one groove and fast and came home 9th....here's Morgan in her owns words explaining this weekend....."Friday night at Paducah, it was the roughest race track I have ever been on in my life. We were most definitely better than 10th place, but my 130 lbs cannot hold on to it for 25 laps when it is like that, but it was good to get a top 10 with the ASCS National tour.

Saturday night at Lexington, I had a terrible heat race, so I had to start 14th in the feature. I was ON THE MOVE until it rubbered down 10 laps in and then everyone was fast. Ended up 9th.

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