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Ashton Torgerson Evolving into Championship Contender with Xtreme Outlaw Midgets

CONCORD, NC (April 19, 2024) – First wins are memorable. Especially when they make a statement like the one Ashton Torgerson’s did.

In only his ninth career start, the 17-year-old from Glendale, AZ, scored his first career Feature win with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota last Saturday at Farmer City Raceway. A performance that displayed the progress he’s made only one month into his rookie season on the national Midget scene, Torgerson led all but one lap and held off Keith Kunz Motorsports (KKM) teammates Cannon McIntosh and Ryan Timms to capture the checkered flag.

But that win did much more than just add another trophy to his collection – it established him as a serious contender in the national Midget ranks, and more prominently, took a big step in changing the way he’s viewed in the motorsports world.

In January 2023, Torgerson was competing in his first Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, OK. A 16-year-old newcomer to Midget racing at the time, he was involved in a rollover incident that ejected him from his car during a race event which sent him to the hospital to be treated for injuries. While he made a full recovery in the following weeks, the incident became increasingly more attached to his name over the next several months.

“It’s an incident that I don’t think anyone wants to ever witness and something I don’t want to go through again,” Torgerson said. “Everyone thinks they know what happened and everything, but I’ve just gotta keep my head [on straight], keep moving forward. That’s in the past.

“Racing is just racing for me, so I’m just going to keep chasing those wins and see what I can do.”

Now, he’s a two-time national Midget Feature winner. Less than 10 starts into his new partnership with KKM – the defending Xtreme Outlaw Series championship team from Columbus, IN – Torgerson has the win with Xtreme and one with the POWRi National Midget League, taking the checkers during the tour’s season-opening weekend in March.

All of this he’s done while the negative comments and speculation about the cause of his accident continue to fly around the internet. But Torgerson knows – the more times he goes to Victory Lane, the quieter those voices get.

“It really doesn’t bother me with the hate or the vulgar comments,” he said. “If it makes them feel good to talk about a 17-year-old – if that’s what they want to do, they can do it. It’s not gonna bother be or stop me from racing or anything. It just adds fuel to the fire.”

Standing behind him are some of the best mechanical talents on one of the most decorated teams in open-wheel dirt track racing history. KKM has built a modern-day dynasty of winning national Midget championships, taking some of the country’s most undiscovered racing talents and giving them a platform to develop and showcase their skills.

Torgerson is one of the next up-and-comers in the open-wheel world. He garnered the biggest win of his career in December at the Tulsa Shootout, winning the ‘A’ Class division Feature as part of the famed Micro Sprint event, and proved he was ready to jump up the ladder into Midgets where he now receives coaching from the best KKM has to offer.

“KKM, Keith and Beau [Binder, crew chief] – they’re just such a great team to work with and I’m beyond glad I’m with them,” Torgerson said. “The experience that I’m getting with them helps me out so much.”

With multiple Micro Sprint championships to his name but less than 15 Midget races in his career, Torgerson has leaned on his leaders for ways to improve and adapted quickly to his new motorsports discipline.

“Working with Beau, I’m able to learn how much more I can drive the car or where to set the car at,” Torgerson said. “I’ll say it’s different from a Micro, so the feeling of the car is kind of what I’ve been learning the most.”

Despite his rapid success, Torgerson’s road hasn’t been easy. He missed the first Feature of the season in March, falling short of a transfer spot in a Last Chance Showdown event. But in the five races since then, he’s ascended all the way from 29th in the points standings up to fourth, where he now sits 133 points behind the leader.

“I look back at that quite a bit and realized that if I could have done better that race, it could be different for the points standings,” Torgerson said. “Each time I get on the track, I learn more and more. After driving the first time, I knew I definitely had to step-up my game.”

The season is still early, but Torgerson is ready to step-up his game more than ever in pursuit of his first national Midget series championship.

His season continues with the next Xtreme Outlaw Series events – Friday, May 10 at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, KS, and Saturday, May 11 at 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS.

Tickets for both events will be on sale at the track on race day. If you can’t be there to watch in person, stream every lap live on DIRTVision.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through April 18

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 167; 3. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 149; 4. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, Daniel "D.J." Estes Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, and Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., each 139; 7. Herbert Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 135; 8. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 119; 9. Claud Estes, Godley, Texas, and Buddy Schweibinz, Petersburg, N.J., both 118; 11. Carson Bolden, Quinlan, Texas, 116; 12. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 115; 13. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, 110; 14. Conner Thomas, Post, Texas, 109; 15. Troy Betts, Middletown, Dela., 104; 16. Tim Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 101; 17. Trent Dixon, East Bernard, Texas, and Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, both 100; 19. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., and Chris Hinson, Hamshire, Texas, both 99.

State Point Standings

Georgia – 1. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 40; 2. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 39; 3. Cale Cozad, Summerville, S.C., 38; 4. Joshua Shantz, Salisbury, N.C., 37; 5. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 36; 6. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 35; 7. Tyler Lewis, Mooresville, N.C., 34; 8. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 33; 9. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 32; 10. Scott Hunter, Midland, N.C., 31.

Iowa – 1. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 2. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 39; 3. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 38; 4. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 37; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 36; 6. John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, Neb., 35; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 34; 8. Brandon Horton, Waterloo, Neb., 33; 9. Jacob Peterson, Hartford, S.D., 32; 10. Shayle Bade, Raymond, Neb., 31.

Kansas – 1. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 40; 2. Conner Thomas, Post, Texas, 39; 3. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 38; 4. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 36; 5. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 35; 6. Jeremy Campbell, Goddard, Kan., 34; 7. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 32; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 31; 9. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 30; 10. Jordan Knight, Spearville, Kan., 29.

Missouri – 1. Terry Easum, Broken Arrow, Okla., 40; 2. Randy Martin, California, Mo., 39; 3. Jack Thomas, Bates City, Mo., 38; 4. Roman Gephart, New Lebanon, Ohio, 37; 5. Kendall Weymuth, Sedalia, Mo., 36; 6. Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, Kan., 35; 7. Levi Hinck, Sweet Springs, Mo., 34; 8. Mitchell Moore, Peculiar, Mo., 32; 9. Brett Combs, Tipton, Mo., 31; 10. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 30.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Petersburg, N.J., 118; 2. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 115; 3. Troy Betts, Middletown, Dela., 104; 4. Tim Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 101; 5. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 99; 6. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 97; 7. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 92; 8. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 89; 9. Aidan Borden, Jackson, N.J., 88; 10. Jeffrey Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 85.

Ohio – 1. Jaylynn Montgomery, Jackson, Ohio, 76; 2. James Moore, Marysville, Ohio, 75; 3. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 74; 4. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, and Wyatt Justice, Stoutsville, Ohio, both 73; 6. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 69; 7. Lance Whaley, Morrow, Ohio, 67; 8. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 66; 9. Dave Pinkerton, Chillicothe, Ohio, 61; 10. Jason "Jay" Helton, Waverly, Ohio, 36.

Oklahoma – 1. Kayden Cole, Blanchard, Okla., 40; 2. Danny Smith, Sapulpa, Okla., 39; 3. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 38; 4. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 37; 5. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 36; 6. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 35; 7. Seth Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 34; 8. Conner Thomas, Post, Texas, 33; 9. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 32; 10. Philip Fessler, Yukon, Okla., 31.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Heffner, Watsontown, Pa., 66; 2. Zach Rhodes, Mc Veytown, Pa., 65; 3. Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., 64; 4. Nolan Groves, Sugar Grove, Pa., 63; 5. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 57; 6. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 56; 7. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 48; 8. Kasey Weaver, Everett, Pa., 45; 9. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 44; 10. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 42.

South Carolina – 1. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 40; 2. Cale Cozad, Summerville, S.C., 39; 3. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 38; 4. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 37; 5. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 36; 6. Edward Townsend, Statesville, N.C., 35; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 34; 8. Tyler Lewis, Mooresville, N.C., 33; 9. Tyler Orzechowski, Jacksonville, Fla., 32; 10. Scott Hunter, Midland, N.C., 31.

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 40; 2. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 39; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 38; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 37; 5. Dillon Bickett, Madison, S.D., 36; 6. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 35; 7. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 33; 8. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 32; 9. Dylan Waxdahl, Hartford, S.D., 31; 10. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 30.

Texas – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 167; 2. Daniel "D.J." Estes Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, 139; 3. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 137; 4. Herbert Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 135; 5. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 119; 6. Claud Estes, Godley, Texas, 118; 7. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 114; 8. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, 110; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 102; 10. Trent Dixon, East Bernard, Texas, and Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, both 100.

Virginia – 1. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 40; 2. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 39; 3. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 38; 4. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 37; 5. Matthew Leach, Newport News, Va., 36; 6. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 35; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 34; 8. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 33; 9. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., 32; 10. Mia Koponen, Ludlow, Vt., 31.

 

 

JJ Hickle Set to Debut with Sandvig Motorsports During 71st Annual Knoxville Opener
Knoxville, IA – April 18, 2024

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Sandvig Motorsports is set to embark on the 2024 racing season with JJ Hickle behind the wheel of their 410 Sprint Car this weekend at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

If Mother Nature plays nicely, Hickle will take part in a test and tune session on Friday at ‘The Sprint Car Capital of the World’, before kicking off the season on Saturday as part of their 71st Annual Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener.

“I went and put my seat in the car and got my belts fitted with Mike’s car and there’s nothing really left but to go and do it,” said Hickle. “It seems like I’ve just been watching it rain and be cold here lately, so hopefully we can get 2024 started together and I couldn’t be any more excited!”

While this will be the first scheduled event of the season for the Sandvig No. 7, Hickle already has several races under his belt as he’s competed in 410 Sprint Car competition for Cook Motorsports and 360 Sprint Car competition for Winged Down Racing.

While he’s grateful for the opportunity to stay sharp and compete for victories, he’s anxiously looking forward to the opportunity to pilot the Sandvig Motorsports Sprint Car and start gelling as a team. Tentatively, the team plans to race in close to 50 events this season at various tracks with different series.

“It’s great to go do these one-off deals and get opportunities to drive fast race cars, but I’m really looking for a home,” said Hickle. “I think we can do that with Mike’s team and I’m excited to just get going, learn, and be in a situation where we can be consistent and grow together throughout the year.”

Along with Hickle being new to the program, several sponsors have committed in support of Sandvig Motorsports 2024 racing season. Renown Earth Works, HPP Hertz Precision Parts, GRP Motorsports, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Rider Racing Engines, Kaiser Wheels, DeBerg Flooring, Eszlinger Electric LLC, A+ Power Washing and Boji Custom Metal Works, and Powder Coating will all be on the car. Hickle and Sandvig are grateful for all the support in chasing their season goals.

“Everybody knows Sprint Car racing isn’t a cheap sport and I’m appreciative of everyone who has come on board to make this deal happen,” Hickle said. “Mike has a bunch of supporters who have been with him for a while and I’m just looking forward to putting my best foot forward and representing them well on and off the track.”

With a team that has shown the ability to win over the years, with an eye toward the future, Hickle believes the pairing can lead to success. While he understands it might take time to get going, he believes he’s in a situation to succeed and compete for wins out of the gate.

“As a driver, all you can do is go out and make the best laps you can and see what happens,” said Hickle. “This deal takes work and I think both myself and Mike know if we work together toward the same goals, we can be fast and compete for wins. It might be a bit much to say we’re going to go out and win the first night out, but I think end of the night on Saturday we can have a good base of where we stand and hopefully, we’re running up front.”

UP NEXT

Friday, April 19th (Test) and Saturday, April 20th, at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

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Hartlaub Delivers Solid Performance at Lincoln Speedway, Struggles at BAPS
By mraddicted2dirt on Apr 18, 2024 04:10 pm

York Haven, PA – April 18, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Despite closing out the 2023 season with two top-ten finishes in his six 410 sprint car starts, Kody Hartlaub didn’t enter the 2024 season with any high expectations for his first full season in the division.

There is a lot of learning to be done and experience to be gained, and he knows that. He also knows he has the ability, the team, and the equipment to be competitive on the tough Central PA circuit, so while still being realistic that there will be good days and bad, he sets the bar high for himself to limit mistakes and shorten the learning curve.

That’s the kind of mentality you need behind the wheel if you’re going to succeed.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: April 7, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Stats: 31 cars, Qualifying 4th, Heat 4th (4), A-main 11th (6)

DATE: April 14, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway
City, State: York Haven, PA
Stats: 43 cars, Group 4 Qualifying 8th, Heat 8th (8), B-main 9th (12)

SOME DAYS YOU ARE THE WINDSHIELD

April opened with Lincoln Speedway pushing their Saturday show to Sunday to doge Mother Nature. Hartlaub and his Ninety Five Motorsports team were in the house for their fifth start of the season at the Abbottstown, PA oval.

With the move to Sunday, the event was changed to a time-trial show but that didn’t phase Hartlaub. He turned in the 4th quickest lap in the 31-car field.

Hartlaub started and finished 4th in his heat race, putting him on the outside of row three for the 30-lap A-main. The East Berlin, PA resident was eyeing his first top ten of the season and possibly a top five if things went well.

Things didn’t unfold that way though and Hartlaub slipped back a few spots in the early going. He held on to a top ten spot until the final lap, crossing the line 11th at the checkers.

“The car was pretty good. I just got out-driven by guys who have more experience running the top like that on a daytime track. Gained some experience today for next time.”, Hartlaub explained.

The end result clearly wasn’t what he was aiming for but overall it was a strong performance by the rookie against experienced quality competition.

SOME DAYS YOU ARE THE BUG

The following Sunday, April 14th, Hartlaub was back in action but this time the scene was BAPS Motor Speedway. It was to be a two-race weekend for the team but Saturday’s event at Lincoln Speedway was cancelled due to the weather.

The format for the BAPS show used group, timed hot laps to set the heat lineups. Hartlaub found himself digging out of a hole from the beginning after qualifying 8th quickest in his group. That put him 8th to take the green in his heat race and with only the top five transferring, he had a tall order on his hands.

Hartlaub did not transfer through the heat and was relegated to a 12th starting spot in the B-main, a 15-lap race with only the top four advancing to the main event. He only managed a 9th-place finish, ending his day.

“Not going to sugar-coat that one. We were terrible in time trials and it was tough to make up that lost ground with only one lane to race in during the heat.”, said Hartlaub of the uncharacteristic day.

UP NEXT

Kody will make his season debut at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, April 19th to compete in the $8,000-to-win Tommy Hinnershitz Classic.

The following night he will be back at his home stomping grounds, Lincoln Speedway, to race the $20,000-t0-win 20th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial.

SEASON STATS

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

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Kyle Reinhardt Overcomes Qualifying Setback to Secure 14th Place Finish
 

York Haven, PA – April 18, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt rolled into BAPS Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon aiming to continue the trend he set there in 2023 when he notched six top-ten finishes, including one victory, in his first eight appearances of that season at the York Haven, PA oval.

He would have to contest with a quality field of 43 teams to accomplish that goal.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: April 14, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway
City, State: York Haven, PA
Stats: 43 cars, Group 4 Qualifying 7th, Heat 7th (7), B-main 2nd (8), A-main 14th (23)

RALLY TIME

Reinhardt’s night kicked off with group, timed hot laps. His lap of 18.274 was only good enough for 7th best in the ten-car group. The Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, E-Z-GO Golf Cars, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 wasn’t far off though. He was only 0.103 seconds out of a top-five effort, which would have put him in a transfer spot to start his heat.

Instead, Reinhardt took the green from the 7th starting spot in his heat race. He wasn’t able to climb into a top-five transfer spot and was relegated to the B-main for another shot at making the show.

Reinhardt began to turn his night around quickly in the B-main. After starting 8th, he charged into the top five by lap two. He continued to reel in the leaders, claiming 4th on lap three and 3rd on lap seven of the 15-lap last-chance qualifier. The Neptune City, NJ native nearly wrestled 2nd away from Nash Ely but settled for a 3rd place finish and a starting spot in the A-main.

From his 23rd starting spot in the A-main, Reinhardt continued to rally, taking over the 13th spot at the midpoint of the race.

The forward progress came to a halt after Reinhardt suffered front wing damage as the result of contact. He managed to hold on for a 14th-place finish, turning a potentially bad night into a positive one.

Reinhardt will return to BAPS Motor Speedway on April 28th looking to restart his string of top-ten finishes.
UP NEXT

Reinhardt is slated to compete in his first two-race weekend of the season this Friday and Saturday.

Friday night April 19th he will be in attendance at Williams Grove Speedway for the $8,000 to win Tommy Hinnershitz Classic.

The following night he will make the short tow from his race shop to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown Speedway for the $20,000 to win Weldon Sterner Memorial.
SEASON STATS

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

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Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx
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Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

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Hagar Focusing on Improvement With High Limit Home Race on Horizon

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (April 17, 2024) - Derek Hagar is working to improve the Paul Hart No. 44 sprint car on heavy track conditions.

Hagar was hampered by a mechanical struggle last weekend during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Spring Classic hosted by Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

"The track was heavy and that was the first heavy track we've run with this motor combination," he said. "We talked to Scuba, who is (Donny) Schatz's crew chief. This was one of their old motors. He was like, 'This thing is made for a bigger track and not these smaller tracks.' We kept having to throw gear to it. I was like 25 more points of gear than I normally run at Pevely."

Hagar qualified 18 th quickest in his group on Friday before he hustled from ninth to seventh place in a heat race and from 10 th to fifth place in the Last Chance Showdown. That was tied for the most positions gained and was only one spot out of transferring into the main event.

"It played into our favor as the track slicked off later in the night so we could race," he said. "We had the car rolling pretty nice.

"On Saturday the track had more moisture in it and we just couldn't get going. Qualifying put us behind the eight ball. Having to start in the back of the heat race and deep in the LCS, it just wasn't our weekend."

Hagar timed in 36 th quickest overall and finished eighth in a heat race and 11 th in the Last Chance Showdown on Saturday.

"I'm going to A.G. Rains' today for the chassis dyno," he said. "We need to get more bottom end out of it to make this thing run on heavy tracks. It'll run good on a slick track. Pevely is the first track we've run that has had moisture and it really slowed us."

The team is going to forgo racing this weekend. Next up for Hagar will be a Kubota High Limit Racing event at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Tuesday.

"We're getting ready to race with guys that have raced 20 times already this year," he said. "It's my home track so I feel like I have somewhat of a home-field advantage, but these guys are on kill every time they unload. They have a good baseline and I'm trying to find a good baseline for this No. 44 car. I have high expectations as a home-town boy trying to compete with these guys."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 5 (10).

April 13 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 11 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Kubota High Limit Racing series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - West Tennessee Expediting, Inc.

West Tennessee Expediting, Inc., which was founded in 2000 in Ripley, Tennessee, offers transportation, brokerage and warehouse services within the hauling industry. For more information, visit http://www.westtnexpediting.com .

"West Tennessee Expediting, Inc., has come on board with Paul Hart's No. 44 sprint car team and is supporting us as we race in select marquee events," Hagar said. "We're grateful for the support of Jeff Buckner and everyone at West Tennessee Expediting, Inc."

Hagar would like to thank Sonic of Dyersburg, Keith Jones Promotions, Boat Warehouse, West Tennessee Expediting, Inc., Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

PASS     Back To Port Saturday
04-17-2024

The River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series batting average has dropped to .333 after a second postponement in three 2024 tries, so it’s up to Port Royal Speedway to successfully negotiate with Mother Nature and get things back on track this Saturday night, when the PASS teams are set to join 410 sprints and super late models for a sure-to-be-wild, hope-to-be-dry show.

This past Friday night’s “Spring Sprint Spectacular” at Williams Grove Speedway fell victim to soggy conditions and the likelihood of high winds. The PASS tour is scheduled to race at the Grove next on Friday, May 24.

In the meantime, Port Royal looms large, with two programs in the next three weeks. On Saturday, May 4, the same program of 410 sprints, super lates, and River Valley PASS IMCA/RaceSavers will bring out the cars and drivers again. Both the upcoming Port shows already have 40 or more teams preregistered.

Heading that list is Keystone RaceSaver Challenge winner Ken Duke of Selinsgrove, runner-up Roger Irvine of Irvona, and less fortunate Drew Young of Beaver Springs and Doug Dodson of Middletown, who were battling for the lead when they simultaneously suffered flat tires. Defending PASS Champion Logan Spahr of Lewisberry and always-consistent Austin Reed of Etters, who tangled in their heat race and missed the KRC, also are expected.

In between the two Port Royal races, Selinsgrove Speedway holds the first of its River Valley Builders PASS shows for the year on Saturday, April 27. That night features the limited late models running “topless,” plus the PASS sprinters and road runner stocks running fully dressed (sheet-metaled).

With a little improvement in the weather, the season will be up and running after these events.

For this weekend’s race, pit gates will open at 3:00 p.m. Saturday and grandstands at 4:00, with hot laps set to begin at 5:00 and racing at 6:00. Adult general admission is $20 ($10 for students 13-18, and kids 12 and under free), and pit admission is $35.

PASS is dedicated to the heritage of RaceSaver with stable and enforceable rules, consistent rules application and fair purse distribution paying 24th place one half of first place. Learn about our policy and how to support the series at pasprintseries.com and the heritage of RaceSaver at frenchgrimes.com. We're on social media at Facebook and X.

 

 

Quick Study: Kyle Keen Makes Mark with First 410 Sprint Car A-Main
York Haven, PA – April 17, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Keen has just begun his 410 sprint car career but if Sunday’s race at BAPS Motor Speedway is any indication, the learning curve may not be as long as you might expect for the Carlisle, Pennsylvania native.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: April 14, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway
City, State: York Haven, PA
Stats: 43 cars, Group 1 Qualifying 5th, Heat 5th (5), A-main 20th (17)

SEAT TIME

With a stout field of 43 sprint cars on hand on a summer-like April day in Pennsylvania, Kyle Keen needed to perform with little time to prepare. The format used timed group hot laps to set heat race lineups, giving him only a few laps to put himself in a good position for the day.

He delivered. Keen turned in a solid 5th-quickest lap in his 11-car qualifying group.

The job wasn’t done yet though. From the 5th starting spot in the heat race, he would have to remain in the top five to make his way to his first career A-main. Keen jumped into 4th at the start, then challenged for 3rd early in the ten-lap qualifier. He slid back to 5th just past the midpoint but held on to that spot to transfer to the main event.

Keen used the 25-lap feature as valuable seat time. He went the distance, officially finishing 20th and learning a lot in the process.

“Super proud of my team for the leaps and bounds we have made each time we have hit the track with the 410 this year. Tried some new stuff and it helped us for qualifying and the heat races, but we still have a lot to work on for the feature with both me and the car.”, Keen commented.

“I made a couple of mistakes in the heat race, otherwise we probably had a 3rd or 4th place car. We struggled with the feature setup and I need to learn how to approach 410 features from a driving perspective as well. I expected it would be a learning night and it was. We are going to keep plugging away, making laps, and getting better every week.”
UP NEXT

Looking to make his second 410 sprint car A-main, Keen will sign in at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night April 19th for the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial. The following night he will return to Port Royal Speedway for more 410 seat time.

SEASON STATS

358 SPRINT CAR: 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

410 SPRINT CAR: 2 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 0 top 15’s, 1 top 20

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COVINGTON SHIFTS FOCUS TO ASCS NATIONAL, AFTER MONTH OF EXPERIENCE WITH THE OUTLAWS

Matt Covington Racing, Glenpool, Ok (April 17th, 2024) After making it home from a stretch of racing with the Outlaws, Matt Covington and the team prepare for Super Bee Speedway to finally kick off the ASCS National Tour with the World Racing Group.

Covington is coming off a tough learning curve after taking advantage of a break in his 360 schedule to run with the Outlaws, allowing for some valuable seat time in the 410.

“Last weekend at I-55 was mixed with good and bad,” stated Covington. “Those Outlaw guys are fast, and the last couple of tracks we raced had speed and character. On both nights, we had decent speed, especially on Friday. I feel like we had a shot of making the dash after our great qualifying effort, but the right rear flat in the heat derailed those chances and the night. Saturday, we made it out of the heat with the transfer to the feature. We were able to get some laps in before a mechanical issue sent us pit-side. Over the last month, we have definitely gained some knowledge between qualifying, the balance of the car and lighter front ends, the fuel load, and just the pace of the 410, especially with the Outlaws. I am very confident this is going to translate well for us as the year goes on. I am glad we got that experience and laps in, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited and looking forward to getting back in the 360 to start the ASCS National Tour.”

Covington will look to start off strong with the ASCS National tour during the season opener this weekend at Super Bee Speedway on Friday and Saturday in Louisiana.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who are making this 2024 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Lawhon Solutions, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2024 STATS: Starts-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP:
4/19/24 Super Bee Speedway-Chatham, LA
4/20/24 Super Bee Speedway -Chatham, LA

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: This weekend's action will be live video streamed on DirtVision. You can also catch live scoring data and follow along on myracepass.com.

MERCHANDISE: Check out the New 2024 shirts that are now live on the website and pitside in the trailer. www.mattcovingtonracing/shopping/

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2024 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on X (formally known as twitter), @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing and Tik Tok at @mattcoivngtonracing

 

 

Mallett Elects Pick-and-Choose Racing Schedule in 2024 With Opening Weekend on Tap

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (April 17, 2024) - This year has brought new life into Jordon Mallett's world.

Mallett, who is coming off a strong season when he earned a career-best third-place finish in the ASCS National Tour championship standings, is shifting the racing plan this season as he and his wife, Madison, welcomed a daughter in late March.

"I am blessed to have a healthy child and wife, whom I'm in awe of after the way she's handled everything," he said. "It has certainly been an adjustment that I'm sure anyone who has had a newborn has undergone, but we're enjoying every moment."

The offseason following one of Mallett's best years in racing was busy as he worked to continue building his racing team as well as planned for his first child. Thrown into the mix was the tumultuous situation surrounding the 2023 points fund payout under previous ASCS ownership. All of those ingredients mixed together for Mallett to elect a pick-and-choose schedule for this season. He will race from mid-April through the fall.

"I'm grateful to have so many partners with our team who support me," he said. "We decided to begin racing a little later this season than usual and will select the best option of racing each week. We will run some ASCS National Tour shows and I'm eager to see how the series does with the new leadership."

Mallett is aiming to hit the track for the first time this Friday and Saturday at Super Bee Speedway in Chatham, La., during the ASCS National Tour's season-opening weekend.

"We're really excited to just get the season going and get back in a routine," he said. "It's a place close to home, but a place we haven't been to. We worked hard throughout the offseason and we are ready to get things started. We just want to run really well. I feel we have a really good package and we've constantly been refining it. I want to come out of the gate and qualify strong to put ourselves in a good position."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Super Bee Speedway in Chatham, La., with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

X: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

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Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Callies Performance Products named C-Main sponsor of 36th Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ATTICA, Ohio (April 17, 2024) - As tradition has it, the 36th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products is sure to attract the nation’s finest, all battling for an opportunity to not only take home the coveted Brad Doty Classic championship helmet and trophy, but a $15,000 payday - the richest award of the season at Attica Raceway Park.

The Brad Doty Classic championship trophy, a key element in the victory lane celebration, is as special as it is historic, featuring every prior winner of the Buckeye State blockbuster including the inaugural champion, “The King” Steve Kinser.

With a deep and talented World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series field comes a large preliminary card featuring qualifying time trials, heat races, C-Main, Toyota Dash presented by Racing Optics, and Last Chance Showdown. The 2024 C-Main, which gives competitors one last opportunity to transfer into the night’s Last Chance Showdown, will be sponsored by Callies Performance Products, the industry’s top producer of crankshafts, connecting rods, and camshafts.

“Callies Performance Products has been a leader in the manufacturing of crankshafts, connecting rods, and camshaft cores for many years and yet they still work hard every day to continue to improve their products,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products. “Their high quality engine parts are not only used by many of the top engine builders across numerous forms of motorsports, but also by hot rodders and racers who build their own engines. We are very fortunate and grateful that Callies has been a supporter of this event for several years and are back with us again in 2024.”

A name certainly synonymous with quality and reliability, Callies Performance Products has been in operation since 1989, rapidly evolving their Fostoria, Ohio, operation into a national leader. Utilizing state-of-the-art software and engineering techniques, Callies Performance Products has not only perfected their trade, but an efficient system and dedicated workforce has allowed for timely delivery. For more information, visit Callies Performance Products online today at www.callies.com.

Contested at the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing,” and once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the 36th Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products will stir up Attica Raceway Park headlines on Tuesday, July 16. As noted, the event will feature a full World of Outlaws program including qualifying time trials, heat races, Toyota Dash presented by Racing Optics, Callies Performance Products C-Main, Last Chance Showdown, and of course, a 40-lap main event awarding $15,000-to-win.

ABOUT CALLIES PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS:
Callies Performance Products began manufacturing high performance crankshafts in 1989. With many years of engineering and employee experience, Callies has grown to be the industry leader for innovative product design. We take pride in staying ahead of the competition with the latest high tech design and manufacturing advantages. By utilizing the latest in computer aided solid modeling and CNC machining centers, Callies is able to offer the highest quality crankshafts, connecting rods, and camshafts on the market today.

At the heart of Callies commitment to excellence is one of the most experienced sales teams in the industry. Up-to-date information on the latest products and innovations is available to Callies customers through our expert sales staff. Information shared between Sales, Engineering, and Manufacturing personnel on a daily basis creates company-wide continuity that ensures Callies maintains a focus on developing products to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers.

Callies crankshafts are produced in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Recent investments in the latest software and machinery upgrades, have enabled Callies to become much more efficient at crankshaft production. These technologies reduce the time involved in bringing design changes to production through the use of 3D modeling and computer aided tool path creation. Our engineering staff members regularly attend available training courses, so they can be up to speed with the latest versions of the software utilized at Callies.

With efficiency being a very important ingredient in timely delivery, Callies is constantly monitoring the workflow through our facility. Weekly meetings are held in an effort to bring shop floor employees and management together to discuss ideas to make production more efficient. Our goal is to make sure you have your crankshaft when you need it.

TICKETS:
Reserved seats for the 36th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, are now available and can be purchased online via www.atticaracewaypark.com or by clicking here.

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BRAD DOTY CLASSIC WINNERS:

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

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

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK
2016 - Donny Schatz (3)
2017 - David Gravel
2018 - Donny Schatz (4)
2019 - Brock Zearfoss
2020 - Kyle Larson
2021 - Spencer Bayston
2022 - Kyle Larson (2)
2023 - Kyle Larson (3)

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Opens 2024 In Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at 34 Raceway, Paul Nienhiser brought his 2024 season to life as he piloted Scott Bonar’s No. 50 entry to a win with the Sprint Invaders.

“We didn’t get off to a great start, as we struggled in hot laps and I didn’t feel very good,” Paul Nienhiser said. “Scott and I have some great chemistry after a racing the last few years together, and we made all the right changes for the rest of the night.”

Lining up eighth in his heat race aboard the Midland performance/Kinney Racing Engines backed No. 50 entry the Chapin, IL driver had his elbows up on the Burlington, IA bullring as he sliced and diced his way to the front.

Putting on a show early in the night, Nienhiser picked up a second-place finish which put him as the high point earner on the night heading into the Dash.

Pulling the two-pill in the Dash Draw, Nienhiser got the jump and left the field in his wake. Powering his way to the win, Nienhiser looked to keep a very strong night rolling as the win put him on the pole of the feature event.

When the race went green, Nienhiser mashed the throttle and powered his way out to the early lead aboard the Heartland Trailer MFG/Rockstar Wraps mount. Working his way to the cushion by the fifth circuit, Nienhiser would brush the wall but was for worse for wear.

Despite having damage to both his right rear and right front wheels, both held air, and Nienhiser continued to race on.

Putting on a clinic out front, Nienhiser was able to score the season opening victory with the Sprint Invaders for the second consecutive season and put himself in a tie for 4th with Terry McCarl on the Sprint Invaders All-Time Wins list, and is now tied for the most all-time Sprint Invaders wins at 34 Raceway.

“Brad, Jessi, and the 34 Raceway crew had the racing surface absolutely spectacular all night,” Nienhiser noted. “It was slick all the way around and led up to a razor thin cushion that was technical to run. Scott had our car so good, and I could put it anywhere I needed to go. I want to thank Scott, Travis, Lucas, and Zoom for their help all night long. Also thanks to Matt Kinney of Kinney Racing Engines for supplying us with engines that can win races on any given night.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Lubricants, Midland Performance Inc., MB Heating & Cooling Inc., Buffalo Wild Wings, T&K Tree Services, Morrow Brothers Ford Inc., American Rental Center, Signature Signs, Lanny Auringer, Matt Bradway, Wessler Bros. Agency Inc., Haverfield Construction-Concrete, Dropped Mobile, David Mason, AB&C Moving, Maxim Racing, Engler Machine and Tool, Rider Racing Engines, Simpson Race Products, and Super Shox for their support.

Nienhiser would also like to thank Heartland Trailer Manufacturing, Rockstar Wraps, Kinney Racing Engines, and Stronghurst Collision Center for their support of Scott Bonar’s No. 50 car.

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

ON TAP: Nienhiser will get right back to racing this Friday night as he will debut a new PNR No. 9x at Jacksonville Speedway.

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

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Caps New Zealand Season with Gold Cup Victory

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting one final race in for his current New Zealand season, Joel Myers Jr made the most of it as he powered his Daniel Anderson Racing No. 1NZ entry to a win at the New Zealand Gold Cup to net the $23,000Top Prize and close out a memorable season.

“It was a really great season for our team,” Joel Myers Jr said. “We won a lot of big race, ran up front in the ones we didn’t win, and had a lot of fun. To cap the season off with a big win is huge, and hopefully I can use all these races the last few weeks to my advantage when I kick my season off at home.”

Running an early evening show on Sunday after rain delayed the show from Saturday night, Myers Jr got the night started off by racing to a win in his first heat race and a fifth place finish in his second heat aboard his The Ranch Bar and Grill/Suck It Up/Carbon Safety backed entry.

Sitting fourth in event points heading into the feature event, Myers Jr rolled off of the starting grid from the outside of the second row as he looked to put an exclamation point on an already successful season.

Getting under Michael Pickens to overtake third when the race came to life, Myers Jr then worked to sneak under Daniel Thomas to take second as he then turned his attention to Jonathan Allard.

Running second to Allard, Myers Jr was careful not to show his fellow statesmen his hand to early as he stalked the former NZ Titlist. With Allard getting tripped up on the curb, Myers Jr took advantage of the misstep and shot to the race lead.

Once in the lead, Myers Jr never looked backed as he went on to claim the win and add it his impressive list of accolades for the season.

To go along with the Gold Cup Championship, Myers Jr also won the NZ Title, the King of Cromwell, the War of the Wings Series Championship, and ran second at the recently completed NZ Grand Prix.

“It’s a testament to everyone who supports this team and helps us get up and down the road,” Joel Myers Jr added. “Really cool to add my name to some of these trophies that are riddled with such rich history. Again, a very big thank you to Daniel Anderson and his family for all of their support and such a cool opportunity.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, Carbon Safety, System 1 Ignition, Weld, FK Rod Ends, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 12, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 9, Top-10’s-9

ON TAP: At this time, Joel Myers Jr isn’t sure when he will kick his season off in the USA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @joelmyersjr, Instagram @joelmyersjr_, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

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Arenz aims to run it back with IRA in 2024

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) April 16, 2024 – In his first full season of competition with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, Travis Arenz wasted no time entrenching himself among the top competitors in the series throughout a highly successful 2023 rookie campaign.

The 2021 and 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion put together a season packed with standout performances, including his first career IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A-main victory at his home track - The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on July 1, 2023.

Despite suffering motor problems in the final month of the 2023 season, the Sheboygan Falls, Wis. racer piled up a total of 12 top-five and 15 top-10 A-main showings, while also notching three heat race victories, seven dash appearances and two dash victories in a total of 28 410 Sprint Car events last year.

After earning an impressive third place showing in the final 2023 Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series point standings, Arenz picked up the Sage Fruit-Hepfner Racing Products Apple Cup Award for finishing as the second-highest point-earning IRA rookie driver last season.

“I learned a lot in my rookie season with the IRA,” Arenz said. “I’m proud of what we accomplished last season with the small budget we had compared to others that we race with.”

Arenz, who owns a total of 71 career A-main victories in four different divisions (410 Sprint Car, 360 Sprint Car, Sport Mod and 4-Clylinder) as well as the 2013 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Outlaw Compact 4-Cylinder title and 2016 141 Speedway Northern Sport Mod championship, is looking forward to returning to IRA competition in 2024.

“Our plan at this point is to run the IRA schedule again this year,” he said. “I want to thank all of the sponsors, as well as the new and returning crew members who have stepped up to give us the opportunity to run with the IRA.”

Arenz and the members of the Travis Arenz Motorsports Team are preparing to open the 2024 IRA campaign at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis. for the IRA Spring Sizzler Presented by Kickass Beef Jerky on Friday, April 19.

Also on the card are Modifieds, USRA B Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m., IRA qualifying at 7 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:15 p.m.

The following night, the team will compete in the IRA Spring Trifecta at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. with pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. and spectator gates opening at 3:30 p.m. with racing at 5:30 p.m.

The Dirt Kings Late Model Series and Badger Midgets will join the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series for the three-division program.

The 2024 Travis Arenz Motorsports sponsorship partners include Professional Plating Inc., Service One Transportation Inc., Don and Lynn Kiel, Oostburg Concrete, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Schoen’s Wildlife Removal, Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig, Pallet Works, Lake Auto Glass and Service, Roth’s Auto Restoration, Hair Fellers Barbershop, Fastenal of Plymouth, Jensen’s Sales and Service, Amy Bruechert Reality, Duehring's Tax Service, Everhope Show Cattle, Sonntag Plumbing Inc., Kriete Truck Center, Arenz Auto Detailing.

The 2024 Travis Arenz Motorsports team consists of pit crew members Jerrod Gamb, Cameron Fritz, Bobby Bonelli, Jake Van Engen, Keith Fellner and Emily Stadler.

All 2024 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and X (Twitter) pages.

Travis Arenz Motorsports Sponsor Showcase –
Service One Transportation

Located at N5761 County Road M in Plymouth, Wis., Service One Transportation has been a proud supporter of Travis Arenz Motorsports since the team moved into the 360 Sprint Car division in 2018.

Service One Transportation opened its doors in 1997 when Dan Flagstad, Sr. decided to venture out on his own, following a distinguished career in transportation sales. Starting with a single driver and truck, Dan grew the business by providing unsurpassed service to the customers and living by the creed of “doing whatever it takes to get the job done for the customer.”

The customer-first philosophy continues today with current President and Owner Dan Flagstad, Jr., along with his partner, Mike Myszewski, who serves as vice president of operations and logistics. Under Dan’s leadership, Service One Transportation has experienced the innovation of a new generation, while retaining the customer and family-first philosophy started by Dan Sr.

Today, Service One has grown into a full-service logistics and transportation company with a large portfolio of services, including a 53-foot dry van, dry bulk with rail car transport, blanket wrap transport and warehousing. Service One can handle all truckload, volume LTL and expedited shipments to 48 states and all Canadian provinces.

For a personalized transportation quote, contact Service One Transportation by phone at 1-888-988-3344 or 920-467-4793, email at dispatch@serviceonetrans.com or visit https://www.serviceonetransportation.com/.

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Travis Arenz Motorsports
2024 IRA Schedule

Friday, April 19 – Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, April 20 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, May 3 – Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn. (IRA)
Saturday, May 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 11 – Sycamore Speedway, Sycamore, Ill. (IRA)
Saturday, May 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 19 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 25 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 26 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, June 15 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Thursday, June 20 – Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, Ind. (IRA-Maverick)
Friday, June 21 – Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, Ind. (IRA-Maverick)
Saturday, June 22 – Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, Ind. (IRA-Maverick)
Sunday, June 23 – Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Ind. (IRA-Maverick)
Friday, June 28 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, June 29 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Thursday, July 18 – Norman County Raceway, Ada, Minn. (IRA-Red River SS)
Friday, July 19 – River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, N.D. (IRA-NOSA)
Saturday, July 20–River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, N.D. (IRA-NOSA)
Friday, July 26 – Dodge County Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, July 27 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Aug. 17 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, Aug. 18 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Aug. 24 – To Be Determined (IRA)
Saturday, Aug. 31 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, Sept. 1 – The Hill Raceway, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, Sept. 6 – Gondik Law Speedway, Superior, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 14 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 28 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)


Travis Arenz Motorsports
410 Sprint Car
Final 2023 Statistics

Total Events – 28
IRA Events – 27
All Star Events – 3
A Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 12
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 15
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 20
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 21
Heat Race Victories – 3
B Main Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 7
Dash Victories – 2
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0
Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Final Points Finish – 3rd

Travis Arenz Motorsports
Career Highlights
2008-2023

Total Career A Main Victories – 71
Outlaw Compact 4-Cylinder A Main Victories – 20
IMCA Northern Sport Mod/B Mod A Main Victories – 20
MSA/PDTR 360 Sprint Car A Main Victories – 30
IRA 410 Sprint Car A Main Victories – 1
2013 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Outlaw Compact 4-Cylinder Champion
2016 141 Speedway Northern Sport Mod Champion
2021 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Champion
2021 Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Champion
2022 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Champion
2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Champion
2023 Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Apple Cup Rookie Award


 

Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing Make the Best of Rainy Weekend with Best Career 410 Sprint Car Finish
York Haven, PA – April 16, 2024

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing continued to make strides in the 410 Sprint Car ranks as the Newville, PA native brought home a career-best 16th-place finish on Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Jackson and Hess initially planned to compete in three consecutive nights of racing in the 410 Sprint Car ranks, but rain again reared its ugly head and canceled planned action at Williams Grove on Friday and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday.

“We briefly considered running Port Royal on Saturday, but it just didn’t look like it would be a great time weather-wise and with the wind,” said Jackson. “In terms of BAPS, they watered the track and it was pretty top dominant. I was probably running a half lane lower than the guys in front of us and that’s a prime example of the learning curve and just where I need to grow.”

A total of 43 410 Sprint Cars attended BAPS on Sunday and Jackson kicked off the night by qualifying second quickest in his group during time trials. He then finished where he started – third – to lock himself into the A-main with the 12th starting position.

“We knew we had to be fast out the gate and we got a pretty good start to the heat race and was running second,” he said. “Ultimately, we slipped back to third and were able to get in the show which is obviously the goal each week.”

With a plan to continue to learn and make laps in mind, Jackson stayed steady inside of the top 15 for most of the 25-lap event. He narrowly missed out on his first career top-15 finish in the division after finishing 16th. However, with the high number of cars on hand, the team was happy to get in the show and bring the car home in one piece.

“Outside of a sanctioned event, I can’t really think of too many instances this early in the year to have 43 cars at the track,” said Jackson. “I didn’t expect that and I knew we had an uphill climb just to get in the show as a result. So ultimately to get in the show and run 16th is a pretty cool deal for us as a team and it’s something we can be proud of.”

Jackson will return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Friday to compete in 410 Sprint Car action before making his third start of the season at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA on Saturday.

“Mother Nature doesn’t look like it will do us any favors this weekend, but I’m excited to get back to the track and start contending for top 15 finishes and not just making shows,” said Jackson. “Lincoln is a track that I’ve kind of struggled at, but ultimately I think we’re learning there and hopefully we get in two A-main starts this weekend and some positive results.”

WEEKEND RESULTS

April 14 – BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA – Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 16 (12).

SEASON STATS

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

UP NEXT

Friday, April 19th, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday, April 20th, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

Follow news about Tony Jackson at A2DPR.com/latest-news

Follow the team on Facebook at Scott Hess Racing- Tony Jackson


Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

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Big Wheel aims for success in IRA Wisconsin double

Apr 16, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (April 16, 2024) – It’s been an up and down season for “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel, but in some respect, the season is just getting started, as the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is set to begin their 2024 campaign with a Wisconsin doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20.

Thiel, who will chase the IRA championship in 2024, will roll into the weekend fresh off of a Show-Me State campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt, highlighting the weekend with an A-Main appearance on Friday, April 12. The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native qualified for A-Main competition via fifth-place finish in his respective heat race.

The IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will visit Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City and Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam during the coming weekend. Friday’s Mississippi Thunder appearance will be a first for the Series since 2012, Bill Balog being the victor.

The 2024 IRA agenda was scheduled to begin at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, in early April, but Mother Nature had other plans.

“We’re ready to get the IRA schedule underway,” Thiel, ace of the Team 73, Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, No. 73 sprint car, stated. “It’s been a bumpy first part of the year. Qualifying has been a challenge, and anytime you fail to qualify well, you can find yourself in a pretty big hole. We’ve been evaluating our program and I think we’re ready to get a fresh start this weekend in Wisconsin.

“Hats off to this entire team. We have a lot of great partners who believe in us and that’s a great motivator.”

ON DECK:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2024 campaign with an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin, and Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, GRP Motorsports, Lake Home Retreats, Elliott Family, Diamond Pools, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Behling Racing Equipment, Winters Performance Products.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
High Limit Sprint Car Series: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvision.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
X: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64
Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

 

Starks Excited for Season Opener Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions – PUYALLUP, Wash. (April 16, 2024) – Trey Starks has anticipated the start of the 2024 racing season following two of the most successful years of his sprint car career.

Starks will start this season on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., where he earned a podium result during all three 360ci winged sprint car starts last year. Starks was victorious during the Prelude to the World of Outlaws, giving him at least one victory at the track each of the last three years. In fact, Starks has scored eight wins at Grays Harbor Raceway during that span.

“I think it’s a product of having a million laps,” he said. “I’ve raced there since 2010. We don’t run it as much, but it’s the closest to home so technically it’s my home track. It’s grown to be one of my favorite tracks to race on. We seem to have a lot of success there. It’s my type of track. It’s big for around here and it’s wide and usually has a lot of room to race.

“Right now my trailer is being worked on and it looks like it will be finished. We’re working on a backup plan as well. So one way or another I think we’re racing this weekend unless the weather becomes a problem.”

The racing plan for this year is similar to the last three years for Starks, who has amassed 24 feature triumphs in the Northwest since shifting his focus to racing part-time in the region while he and his family continue to grow a successful business. Starks will look to defend his back-to-back 410ci winged sprint car track championships at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., and he will fill in with 360 races when the schedule allows.

“We want to pick up where we left off the last couple of years,” he said. “We know we have speed at these tracks. I’d say our main focus this year is to maintain the consistency we’ve had, maintain the speed. I want to one way or another have better showings at the bigger shows and the main ones are Dirt Cup and the High Limit weekend. No matter how we’ve been performing throughout the year we always have something come up. Last year’s World of Outlaws weekend was a disaster as we hurt two cars in two nights. With that said, we’re not looking to change a lot. We have a good package at pretty much all the local tracks. We’ll do what we do and hope for some better luck.”

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

FATHER AND SON BRENT AND GRANT SEXTON TIED FOR 15TH IN USAC/CRA POINTS RACE AFTER MOHAVE VALLEY

(Lakeside, CA, April 13, 2024) After four rounds of the 2024 Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, the father and son team of Brent and Grant Sexton are tied for 15th place in the championship standings. In the always fun world of Sexton Gatlin Racing, Brent, who owns both of the cars he and Grant drive, is tied with himself for 12th in the car owner standings. Up next in the series will be an April 27th date at Perris Auto Speedway.

A tough field of 28 cars showed up at the Mohave Valley track that is promoted by Bill, Ron, and Misti Meyer. Brent, who is contesting his first full season in full-size sprint cars and who is second in the Rookie of the Year standings, was 17th fastest in qualifying with a time of 15.193. Grant, who is closing in on his 20th birthday, had the 22nd-best time of 15.540.

Brent was up first in heat race action. He had a cherry starting spot on the outside of the front row of the first 10-lapper. From there, the 50-year-old, who is looking more comfortable every race, led the first three laps before being passed by longtime NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley. Needing to finish in the top four to get one of the transfer spots into the main event, he stayed in the top three for the first nine laps. He slipped back to fourth on the final circuit and that is where he stayed and guaranteed himself a position in the night’s 30-lap finale.

Grant, last season’s USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year, was plagued by bad luck over the first three races of the 2024 campaign. With his qualifying time, it looked like his terrible fortune was going to continue. Just as his dad did a few minutes earlier, he started on the front row for heat two. Coming from the pole, he fought for the lead over the first two go-arounds. Trapped on the bottom, he slipped back to third on the fourth circuit. After the first two cars passed him he went to the top. From that point on he was unchallenged for third. Like his dad, he earned a ticket to go straight into the main event.

With an excited crowd looking on, the 22 cars for the main event pulled onto the track for 30 laps of 410 warfare. Tennessee-born Brent lined up inside the ninth row in 17th. Due to his qualifying time, Grant was two rows behind in 21st.

Once the race got started, Grant was one of the best shows in the main event. Finally, bad luck stayed away from him. He sliced and diced his way forward to 11th place at the end of the race. He passed more cars than any other driver and earned his first Jim and Chet Gardner Hard Charger Award of 2024. Brent finished in the same 17th spot he started. That kept his perfect record of being around at the finish of every main in 2024 intact.

While the Sexton’s next appearance in the USAC/CRA Series will be on April 27th, they will be on the track before then. This Saturday night, April 20th, they will be competing at the three-time rained-out inaugural race of the Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging, at the Bakersfield Speedway. Spectator gates at the track known as “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval” will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 6:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors 65+ and military get in for $18.00. For kids 6-12 it is $15.00 and children 5 and under are free. Parking is free. The track is located at 5001 North Chester Ext. Ave., Bakersfield (93308). The track website is http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (661) 393-3373.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2024 season possible. East County Electric Works, Keys Brothers, BR Motorsports, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a marketing partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2024, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Brent Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 16th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

4/6/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

Grant Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

4/6/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

 

 

EGAN SCORES NSW SERIES SPOILS

A second-place finish in the final NSW Wingless Sprint Series round at Goulburn Speedway recently was a pleasing way for John Egan and his team to clinch the NSW Series point standings.

Heading into the final NSW Country Series round, which for this season doubled as the NSW Club Championship, as the point standings leader, Egan was aiming to finish on a strong note to seal his points fate, and that’s exactly what he managed to do by scoring the fifth podium finish of his 2023-24 season campaign.

After qualifying on pole position for the feature race, due to the top-six highest point scorers’ inversion, after finishing both of his heat races in third place, Egan was outpaced on the opening lap by fellow front row starter Zac Pacchiarotta, and he had to settle into second place. Despite his best efforts over the rest of the 25-lap event, Egan was unable to move into the lead and went on to greet the chequered flag in second.

Egan has been a model of consistency throughout this season and winning the NSW Series was a great reward for that.

“The level of competition has always been very high in NSW and this season has certainly been no different, so to come away with the NSW Series win is a very satisfying achievement,” expressed Egan, who was also quick to thank his wife Alex for letting him go racing on their wedding anniversary.

“None of this season’s success would have been possible without the support of my family and every single one of the team’s sponsors, as they have all come together to support my racing and allow me to get out on the track each and every time.”

Egan and the team now turn their attention to the upcoming Australian Championship on April 26 and 27 at Lismore Speedway in northern NSW, where they are aiming finish their 2023-24 season campaign on a solid note.

John Egan Racing would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

Onecall Steel, Form & Hire

Murrell Distribution

Complex Co.

TriTech Lubricants

Priority One Plumbing & Electrical Group

Goodyear Autocare Fyshwick

Kelley Body Works

P1 Australia

Jetwave Group

Caxton Hat Racing

Melis & Melis Constructions

 

 

High Banks of Merced Speedway ready for SCCT Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Merced, CA…Merced Speedway has rapidly become one of the more popular tracks in the Golden State and this Saturday the Sprint Car Challenge Tour ventures to its high banks for a can’t miss night of racing.

The Merced bullring happens to be one of the more centrally located tracks in California, which should make for a solid field of cars from throughout the Northern and Central part of our state. The always action-packed quarter mile lies one hour and 45 minutes from Sacramento and just under an hour from Fresno.

“We are excited to host the Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Merced Speedway this Saturday,” commented track GM Doug Lockwood. “We don’t have that many Sprint Car shows in Merced, but when we do, it’s always a special time. It should be an outstanding field of competitors this weekend and it’s your only chance to catch a Winged Sprint Car event here until the Outlaws in September, so hopefully everyone can come out and fill these grandstands.”

All cars that competed at the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener on April 6th will be vying for $3,000-to-win this Saturday in Merced, thanks to the www.shopkylelarson.com bonus up for grabs. The 24-car feature, as always, pays a guaranteed $400-to-start.

Justin Sanders and owner Dale Miller picked up where they left off last year by recording a clean sweep at the SCCT opener in Stockton. The Aromas driver recorded his ninth career tour win, tying him with Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi for the second most all-time.

Sanders ran fourth at the Merced stop last season, while Scelzi raced to victory at the event, marking the first of his three SCCT triumphs in 2023. Both drivers will be tough to beat on Saturday but will be challenged by several of California’s top racers.

Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick, Oakley’s Dylan Bloomfield and Oregon driver Tyler Thompson rounded out the top-five on opening night with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour recently.

Other drivers among the top-10 on April 6th looking to move their way forward will include Chase Johnson, rookie driver Austin Wood, 2021 Merced Speedway winner Colby Copeland, Dustin Freitas and Mariah Ede. Freitas netted the PitStopUSA Hard Charger Award with his drive from 20th to ninth in Stockton.

Tickets and Details:

Adult tickets at Merced Speedway this Saturday April 20th cost just $25, juniors 11-17 will be $10, kids 6-10 are $5 and those five and under will be free. Tickets will be available at the gate on race day.

The pit gate will open at 3pm, with the front gate opening at 5pm and pit meeting at 5:15pm. Hot laps will occur at 5:45pm, with Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying and racing to follow.

The muffler rule will mirror what was utilized at the Stockton opener, which is Flowmaster, SpinTech, Schoenfeld 14272735-78 or Extreme mufflers.

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Sprint Car Challenge Tour event. The service also covers every championship point race at Placerville Speedway. Fans can purchase through a cost savings monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced, California 95431. For information on the speedway visit http://www.mercedspeedway.net/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Pacific Highway Rentals and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

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

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour 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 X/Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour events

Saturday April 20: Merced Speedway (360 Challenge on the High Banks)

Saturday May 25: Marysville Raceway (24th Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial)

Friday May 31: Placerville Speedway (Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Opening Night)

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Tackling High Limit Racing Mid-Week Race at Red Dirt Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (April 16, 2024) - Dominic Scelzi returns to the Midwest this week.

The action begins on Tuesday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., during the Red Dirt Rumble with the Kubota High Limit Racing series. He's made one start at the track in 2020 during an All Star Circuit of Champions event.

"I'm looking forward to this week's High Limit race at Red Dirt," he said. "We didn't have the best result there a few years ago so hopefully we can qualify well to set ourselves up for a good night this time around."

Scelzi will stay in the Midwest to compete this weekend either with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series or High Limit Racing.

The World of Outlaws races are Friday at Paducah International Speedway in Paducah, Ky., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. The High Limit Racing shows are Friday at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., and Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

"We're going to watch the weather throughout this week before we make a decision," Scelzi said. "It'll be great racing with a talented group of drivers competing whether we're racing with the World of Outlaws or High Limit."

Scelzi's lone scheduled race last weekend - the Peter Murphy Classic at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - was postponed until this summer because of inclement weather.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., for the Red Dirt Rumble with Kubota High Limit Racing

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Blackjack amped up for Knoxville Raceway season opener

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (April 16, 2024) - Things were on pace to be great for Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, and despite a sound preliminary effort that saw the Higginsville, Missouri, native record the third-fastest qualifying time and win his respective High Limit Racing heat race, things went sour quicker than expected.

Tough track conditions resulting in limited visibility, as well as mud-packed wheels, forced Brown to retire early; he was scored 22nd after starting eighth.

“We were excited to get back to Texas Motor Speedway…a first for us in a while,” Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, No. 21 sprint car, said. “Unique track conditions in some respect, but the guys were able to make some great adjustments to get us in a position to make the A-Main. Unfortunately, we drew the worst number possible. It ended up being a visibility and handling issue for us, so pulling off was the best option. Regardless, the guys worked hard and we were able to record some solid notes, just in case we end up going back there late in the year.”

A tough ending in the Lone Star State, nonetheless, but Brown is ready to move forward, setting aim on Knoxville Raceway’s season-opening weekend set for Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Friday’s portion of the weekend will consist of open practice sessions, followed by a full program on Saturday.

Brian Brown and Knoxville Raceway are certainly synonymous with one another. “Blackjack” is not only a five-time 410 sprint car track champion, but he is also the reigning 360 Knoxville Nationals champion.

“We’re definitely ready to get back to Knoxville Raceway,” Brown added. “It’s my favorite track…always has and always will be. This is our chance to settle in and get our program right for when the Outlaws visit the following weekend.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Friday’s event will consist of practice sessions followed by a full program on Saturday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, Hawk Hunting, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Everlast Welders, Walker Performance Filtration, System One, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

2024 BBR STATISTICS:
Wins: N/A
Top-Fives: 1
Top-Tens: 3

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2024 campaign with fourth and seventh-place finishes against World of Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals) on February 7-8. Finished eighth in the Jason Johnson Classic (World of Outlaws) at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
X: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

 

 

OVER 50 HISTORIC RACE CARS EXPECTED AT 3rd ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND RACERS REUNION MAY 4

LOUDON, NH: The annual New England Racers Reunion presented by Autopac Gallery is set to feature a variety of race cars and race motorcycles for outdoor display at the New England Racing Museum (922 NH Route 106, Loudon, NH) on Saturday May 4th. The event will showcase racing exhibits from the Ron Bouchard Museum, Fred Harbach Mobile Museum, Ollie Silva Mobile Museum and the Maine Vintage Race Car Association. ACOT, STAR and NEAR will have car corrals. New for this year will be a historic drag racing cackle. The event is the season opening fundraiser for the nonprofit museum.

For the second time the Jim Martel Best of Show Trophy supported by Seals-It will be presented by son Scott Martel. “Gentleman Jim” Martel raced across New England for four decades in cutdowns, supermodifieds, sprint cars and stock cars. He won feature races across the region from the quarter mile Hudson Speedway to the ultra-fast Thompson Speedway. We are pleased to name the best of show trophy in memory of hall of famer, restorer and former board member Jim Martel.

New for this year is the historic drag racing cackle. The cackle display will feature historic drag racing cars from multiple eras. The engine cackle is set to shake and rumble the earth at noon and again at 1pm. This display is supported by the Orientals Hot Rod Club, Ty-Rods Hot Rod Club and independent car owners.

Notable first time displays include Armand Boisvert’s big block supermodifieds, Jomar road racers owned by Tony Leeds and Alex Saidel, Ray Boissoneau’s 1948 Kurtis-Kraft KK2000 Indycar, Pat Wood modified owned by Jim Smith, Kevin LeCompte’s 1966 Dodge A 100 and Alex Kitzen’s X90 Fred Harbach Pinto Modified. Circle track race cars will roar to life at 12:30 with our annual start your engine command.

Best appearing awards sponsored by Autopac Gallery of Laconia, NH will be presented at 1:30pm. The awards will be the Jim Martel Trophy for best of show, Mary Lima best appearing modified, best appearing open wheel race car, best appearing stock car race car, best appearing drag race car, best appearing race motorcycle and best appearing road race car. Judging team will consist of Jim Lowrey Jr, Scott Martel and Tom Netishen. Vehicle owners may arrive starting at 7:30am with the show opening to the public at 9am. The cost to enter a race car or race motorcycle in the event is $20 per entrant, which also provides you two tickets to view the museum. The event is supported by Seals-It, The Martel Family and Hart’s Turkey Farm.

The museum will be open from 9am till 4pm the day of the event. The New England Racing Museum is the regions premier motor racing museum and displays 30+ historic race cars and motorcycles. Admission to view the outdoor fundraising event is $5 per adult. Admission to view the indoor museum is $15 for adults with kids under 12 free to view both outdoors and indoors. As always museum members view the museum for free. An onsite food truck will be available and a 50/50 raffle will take place. The event is a fundraiser for the 501(c)(3) nonprofit New England Racing Museum. A rain date is set for Sunday May 5th.

About the New England Racing Museum

The museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and educate the public on the history of motor racing in New England. The 10,000 square foot museum opened in 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. Call 603-783-0183 or visit nemsmuseum.com to learn more.

 

 

Today Is The FINAL Day to Renew Seats for 29th Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge pres. by Your Life Iowa; Reserved Seats Go On Sale To General Public April 16th

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- For the past 28 years, the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA has played host to one of the most anticipated events of the year; the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge pres. by Your Life Iowa. Off and running again in 2024, the 29th installment of the event will go down on August 5th and if you attended last year’s event TODAY is the last day to renew your reserved seats.

“We are extremely proud of the team of partners that have continued to support this event, and continually help us see our vision through,” Front Row Challenge Promotors Lori and Terry McCarl said. “With their continued support we have truly been able to turn this into a can’t miss event before the Knoxville Nationals as last year we paid out over $80,000 in cash and prizes.”

Continuing to pack the main grandstands with reserved seating year after year, the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge pres. by Your Life Iowa gives previous year attendees the option to renew their seats and that deadline is here as TODAY is the final day for ticket renewals. To renew your tickets, call the office at 515-957-0020.

For those who were unable to attend last year’s event but are eager to attend the 29th running this August, Reserved Seating will be available to the public on Tuesday April 16th, and you too can snag yours by giving the office a call at 515-957-0020. If you would simply like to purchase general admission, you can do so now by clicking over to www.oskychallenges.com.

Priding itself on being a family friendly event, The Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge pres. by Your Life Iowa again offers the budget friendly Infield Pass option that allows families to walk or drive into the infield with their own food and beverage for the low cost of $25 if you purchase in advance, or $30 on the day of the event.

From the singing of the National Anthem to the waiving of the checkered flag, The Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge pres. by Your Life Iowa continues to pride itself on continually giving back to the fans as well as the competitors. From kid’s toys to 2000 hats, shirts and koozies, the team will continue to make the night memorable for fans of all ages. The Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge team also was able to obtain 50 Pizzas from Casey’s General Store to provide to each team that singed in at the pit gate.

The 2023 running of the race saw Australian standout, James McFadden race his Roth Motorsports entry to the win as he took home over $25,000 in cash and prizes.

Heat race wins were also lucrative as over $2000 was paid out in cash and prizes thanks in part to the good people at SmithTI, Ultra Shield, HRP, Elite Wings, SkinFusionFX, and Dingus Lounge.

Other prizes that were given away were courtesy of Sander Engineering, KSE, Chalk Stix, Pro Shocks, Snap On, Hoosier, Hoseheads, Sprint Car Unlimited, and the Rens Family.

As of now, the 29th Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge Presented by Your Life Iowa will offer the 410ci winner $21,000 to win, and $1000 to start the feature event. Along with winged 410 Sprint Cars, the Sea Foam Race Saver Sprint Cars will also be on the card.

With planning still on going for the 2024 event, fans and drivers can both look forward to another can’t miss event, and fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible as they are now on sale.

General Admission ticket prices are as follows and are currently available at www.oskychallenges.com, or by calling our office 515-957-0020- Adults $35 and Kids 12 and under $15.

Reserved Seating (top 5 rows of grandstand) is available for $40 a seat ($15 for kids 12 and under), and these can only be purchased by calling the office at 515-957-0020.

Infield Party Passes are $25 if purchased in advance or $30 on race day. To purchase the discounted pass, call 515-957-0020,

The Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge pres. by Your Life Iowa is also proud to be a part of the FloRacing family. As much as fans are encouraged to attend the event in person and attending a party and having a race break out, the FRC is happy to have a back up option for fans to view the event on FloRacing.

Front Row Challenge Ent. would like to thank Sage Fruit, Your Life Iowa, Sea Foam Motor Treatment, Dingus Lounge, Elite Wings, Chalk Stix, Country Builders Construction, Deberg Concrete, Priority Aviation, Smith Titanium, Housby Mack, Kraig Ford, Oskaloosa True Value, McKay Group, MyRacePass, Wilwood Brakes, HRP, Speedway Motors, KSE, Hoosier, Schoenfeld, Saldana Tanks, Hoseheads, Snap-On, Ultra Shield, Sprint Car Unlimited, Skin Fusion FX, Taso’s Steakhouse, JG, Octane Ink, and Pro Shocks for their support.

JOIN THE TEAM- Any marketing partners interested in getting involved with Front Row Challenge Enterprise, LLC, please reach out to 515-957-0020.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Wins Ocean Speedway’s 2024 Season Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: With more wet weather drenching Northern and Central California over the weekend, Friday night Ocean Speedway was finally able to bring their 2024 season to life and in the end it was Tanner Carrick scoring the feature event win at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds facility.

“We rolled out of the box very fast, and my team got us better as the night went along,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had some things go our way to help our cause, and in the end we were able to put this CVC/Cemex/California Waterfowl entry back in victory lane.”

With Saturday’s plans already washed out, Carrick and company made the trip to Ocean Speedway on Friday night to kick off the track’s 2024 season as they facility had been hit with rain hard over the last month.

With 18 cars checked in, Carrick got off to a quick start as he timed in fourth fastest amidst the multi-car qualifying session.

Lining up third in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver did not get the jump in his heat race that he had hoped for as he slipped back to fourth as the field stormed through turns one and two.

Running fourth in the heat, Carrick did have his qualifying efforts to fall back on as he locked into the Dash based on his time and lined up on the front row.

Finishing second in the Dash, Carrick moved into the 30-lap feature event where he took the green from the front row alongside Chase Johnson.

When the race went green, Carrick settled into second as he stalked Johnson he quickly reeled in the back of the pack. Getting into traffic in just a couple of laps, Johnson had a misstep on the 7th lap, and Carrick was there to take full advantage.

A couple of restarts throughout the rest of the race saw a couple of drivers attempt to hang with Carrick and take over the race’s top spot, but Carrick was having none of it.

Keeping the field at bay, Carrick raced on to score his second Sprint Car feature event win of the 2024 season.

“Luckily we had something to fall back on to get into the Dash, because that track position is so huge,” Carrick explained. “We had a great car in the feature, and it was a tough race. Very happy to get back into victory lane.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, California Waterfowl, Interstate Oil, D.R. Horton, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, TC Guide Service, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 9, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 6, Top 10’s: 9

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be back in action on Saturday night at Merced Speedway in Merced, CA on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Cashes in For First Career Xtreme Outlaws Midget Series Win at Farmer City Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- With each and every event he runs with Keith Kunz Motorsports, Ashton Torgerson gets more comfortable and gains more confidence. This past weekend at Farmer City Raceway it was very apparent as Torgerson ran second during Friday night’s opener, and backed it up with his first career series win on Saturday.

Kicking the double-header weekend off at Farmer City Raceway on Friday night, Torgerson showed speed early and often as he timed the Safety-Kleen/TRD backed No. 67K in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Glendale, AZ runner continued to flex his muscle as he made a couple of decisive moves to race his way into the lead and pick up the win which moved him into the feature event.

When the feature event came to life, Torgerson drifted back in the first few laps as he was back in fifth by the race’s fourth lap. Settling in, Torgerson was able to make a couple of passes as he was into fourth at the halfway point and then moved into third just four laps later.

Moving into second on a lap 19 restart, Torgerson chased after his KKM teammate, Ryan Timms who was setting a nice pace out front.

Unable to get to Timms in the final five laps, Torgerson capped his Friday night feature off with a second-place effort.

Back at the speedway on Saturday night, Torgerson again got off to a quick start as he timed in 2nd quick in his qualifying group before he again raced from third to first in heat race action.

With a little luck on his side, Torgerson found himself on the pole of the 30-lap finale as he sought after his first career series win.

As the race came to life, Torgerson jumped to the early lead but felt pressure in the likes of Chase McDermand. While McDermand officially led laps three and four, Torgerson was able to clear him for good on the fifth lap as he took command of the race.

Out in front, Torgerson raced like a season vet in his KKM prepared midget as he set a great pace.

Leading the way, Torgerson was able to score his second win of the year with KKM and his first career triumph with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-3, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson change directions this weekend as he returns home to run the family 360ci sprint car at Merced Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Rallies for Top 10 During Sprint Invaders Event at 34 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 15, 2024) - Kaleb Johnson captured a top-10 result during his season opener last Saturday at 34 Raceway.

"The main thing was to knock the rust off and get some laps and start feeling comfortable again," he said.

Johnson opened the Sprint Invaders show by advancing from sixth to third place in a heat race, which earned a spot into the dash in the third starting position.

"I got next to the leader on the start and he got crossed up and it got me crossed up, which lost me a few spots," he said. "That gave us an idea on what to do with dirty air in the feature."

A fifth-place result in the dash started Johnson on the inside of the third row in the A Main.

"I was able to get a good start and pass some cars right away," he said. "The track was slick and wide. I rolled the bottom and made my way to third. I felt a weird chatter in the rear end and the next thing I knew we blew a tire. We got it changed and I worked my way through the field using the top and bottom as I needed."

Johnson battled from the back to an eighth-place finish.

"It wasn't our greatest night, but sometimes in racing stuff happens," he said. "Overall, I'm pleased even though we had some misfortune."

Next up for Johnson will be the season opener at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday.

"Now that we've got a race in I'd like to get more consistent," he said. "When you race against guys who started in February it makes a huge difference. I need to clean up some mistakes here and there. I'm going in with the mindset of sharpening my skills and trying to get better."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 13 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (6); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 8 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

X: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Folkens Brothers Trucking

Folkens Brothers Trucking is a livestock hauling service with headquarters in Lester, Iowa. The company has been running since 1979. For more information, visit http://www.FolkensBros.com .

"I feel very honored to have the support of Folkens Brothers Trucking," Johnson said. "To look at a list of the drivers they've supported over the years, it's an honor to be aligned with them. We're very appreciative and looking forward to earning success together."

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Cressman Sanitation, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al's Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, Forged in Dirt and Team DGRD for their continued support.

 

 

Estenson Facing Weekend in Wisconsin With IRA Sprints to Start Season

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 15, 2024) - Tim Estenson kicks off the 2024 racing season this weekend with a Wisconsin doubleheader.

Estenson will join the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series on Friday at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City during the IRA 410 Spring Sizzler presented by Kickass Beef Jerky as well as Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam during The Spring Trifecta.

"The mindset is to try to win, which I think we can get the job done," he said. "I'd say a top five would be ideal. Hopefully we can qualify well and that will set us up well each night."

Friday will mark Estenson's debut at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. He put on a show at Beaver Dam Raceway last year, hustling from 13 th to second to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We raced at I-55 and the second night got rained out," he said. "We hustled to make it to Beaver Dam. We missed hot laps and qualifying so we had to start at the back of the heat race. We went from ninth to third in the heat. We started 13 th in the feature and ended up getting second.

"With racing there in the past in a legends car, which is like 900 horsepower less, it got me to adapt to it quickly in a sprint car. Jack (Dover) threw something at it quick and we were close right off the bat. We got it dialed in for the feature and I was able to move forward. We're really excited to go back there this weekend."

This weekend's action will begin a long season with Estenson mostly focusing on 410ci winged sprint cars with approximately a dozen 360ci winged sprint car races on tap.

"We'll run Huset's weekly," he said. "I've never really ran for points in a sprint car so we'll give that a shot. We have 90 races on the schedule right now. Hopefully we'll get around 80 in. It'll be mostly in the Midwest and up north a bit. We'll race with the World of Outlaws when they are around and with High Limit a few times. We're doing some POWRi stuff. The Midwest Sprint Touring Series has 410 races in the Midwest this year so we'll hit some of those, too."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis., for the IRA 410 Spring Sizzler presented by Kickass Beef Jerky and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., for The Spring Trifecta with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/estenson_tim

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100027702770390

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tim.estenson

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Truline Logistics

Truline Corporation was founded in 1962 as a single truck operator carrying produce from the West Coast to the Midwest and hauling beef and other agricultural products back to the West Coast. In more than six decades since, Truline has expanded and added facilities across the country as it continues to focus on tailoring service to meet the needs of customers while promoting a family culture and great quality of life for the people they work with. For more information, visit http://www.TrulineCorp.com .

"Truline is a very respected company that has focused on exceeding expectations both with its services as well as the way people are treated," Estenson said. "We're thrilled to have the support of Truline and we look forward to a successful year together."

Estenson would like to thank Estenson Racing, Truline Logistics, Yamalube, Arai Helmet, JDP Electric, JDP Automation and Backlund Plumbing for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Win World of Outlaws Weekend Opener in Pevely

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (April 15, 2024) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel added to his lead in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings following a second straight winning weekend.

Gravel won the opening round of the Spring Classic on Friday before placing fourth on Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. He currently leads the World of Outlaws standings by 48 points.

The first half of each night mirrored itself with Gravel qualifying second quickest and winning a heat race to advance into the dash both nights. On Friday, he pulled the No. 1 in the dash draw and finished second in the dash to line up on the outside of the front row in the main event.

"The car was good and we took advantage of a good dash draw," he said. "The track was pretty unique I felt. There were a couple of lane choices. We were able to get the car stuck and driving forward. Lapped traffic was interesting. I just tried to be patient and make the right moves and not make any mistakes."

Gravel led all 40 laps for his first victory at the high-banked track since 2016.

"It definitely feels good," he said. "We've been pretty fast there in the No. 2 car. I felt we were kinda due for a win and luckily it came through."

Gravel drew the No. 4 in the dash draw on Saturday and he ended sixth in the race to garner the sixth starting spot in the A Main.

"We tried to do what we did the night before in the dash and it didn't work," he said. "I lost a row there, which was a big deal. It took a while to get going in that feature. If we started fourth we could have potentially been third or second on the first lap. I think Donny (Schatz) started fourth and he won the race. I think at the end of the day we had a car capable of running second and we finished fourth."

The fourth-place result was Gravel's 11 th top five in 13 races this season.

This week's races are Friday at Paducah International Speedway in Paducah, Ky., during the Paducah Sprint Car Showdown and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., during the Haubs Town Showdown. Gravel last raced at Paducah International Speedway in April 2012 when he finished ninth.

"We haven't been to Paducah in a while so I'm looking forward to it and seeing what we can do," he said. "And Haubstadt is a track I've had success at so hopefully we can put together another strong night there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

April 13 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (4); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Paducah International Speedway in Paducah, Ky., for the Paducah Sprint Car Showdown and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., for the Haubs Town Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Swanson Is Fastest Qualifier and Finishes Second

In Doran Binks Racing’s Mission Foods No. 77

At Glen Niebel Classic 500 Sprint Car Tour Season Opener

ANDERSON, Ind., April 15 —Doran Binks Racing and driver Kody Swanson got the 2024 season off to a great start Sunday afternoon when Swanson was the fastest qualifier in the Mission Foods/Glenn Farms No. 77, led a third of the 100-lap Glen Niebel Classic, and finished a solid second in the 500 Sprint Car Tour season opener at Anderson Speedway.

After earning the pole when the inversion was a one, Swanson led the first 34 laps as the 21-car field sped around the quarter-mile paved oval. Dakoda Armstrong used lapped traffic to help him vault from third to first in Turn 2 on lap 35, and he went on to win the race with Swanson in hot pursuit. The winner’s cousin, Caleb Armstrong, placed third followed by the defending race winner, Kyle O’Gara, and Taylor Ferns.

It was the second year in a row that Swanson was the fastest qualifier for this particular event, which was its 24th edition. After running third and first in the two practice sessions Sunday afternoon, he topped the field in qualifying with a time of 11.274 seconds with the No. 77, which is powered by a Dan Binks-prepared Chevrolet V8 engine. Defending series champion Tyler Roahrig qualified second followed by Dakoda and Caleb Armstrong and Bobby Santos III.

Roahrig pressured Swanson incessantly right from the start, with Dakoda Armstrong right behind him. The top three broke away from the pack slightly in the early going, but they had their hands full with lapped traffic quickly.

Dakoda Armstrong used double-wide lapped traffic to help him pass both Swanson and Roahrig on lap 35, and Swanson chased him the rest of the way in pursuit of his third victory in this particular race, as he won it in 2018 and 2021.

There were only two cautions, and yellow-flag laps didn’t count. The first yellow flew with 67 laps down when Billy Wease spun low on the frontstretch while running seventh. That allowed Swanson to close up behind Dakoda Armstrong for the restart, but Armstrong was able to spurt away when the green waved again.

Roahrig experienced a mechanical issue shortly thereafter and fell back to sixth before retiring with 71 laps complete, which moved Caleb Armstrong into third. On the next lap the second and final yellow waved with 72 laps down when Shane Butler spun in Turn 4 while running tenth.

Dakoda Armstrong set the fastest lap of the race with a 11.525 on lap three. Roahrig was second in that category with a 11.538 on the same lap, and Swanson was third with a 11.541 on lap five.

The next 500 Sprint Car Tour race is its premier event, the 76th Little 500 at Anderson on Saturday, May 25, but before that the Doran Binks crew will turn its attention to the USAC Silver Crown season opener this coming Saturday, April 20, at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway. Last year Swanson won an unprecedented fifth straight USAC Silver Crown race at Toledo Speedway and his seventh there in all. The Kingsburg, Calif., native who now lives in Indianapolis also won the 500 Sprint Car Tour race there last year.

“Anderson is challenging; it’s always a little different every time, and this time it struggled to build up rubber and I got looser and looser all race,” Swanson said after Sunday’s race. “Dakoda had a little better handling car, which helped him in lapped traffic. We’ll work on that and try to be better next time.”

Swanson said that he had several close calls with lapped traffic, but added “that’s part of the challenge here; we’ll have even more when we come back here in May for the Little 500.

“To set quick time and finish second in the first race of the year, I think we’re off to a good start,” added Swanson, who suffered a broken left foot in a non-racing accident on Christmas Day. “My foot is OK; it didn’t affect me at all in the race,” he said.

“I want to thank the Doran Binks crew for their hard work, and Mission Foods and Glenn Farms for their support,” he concluded.

For more information see DoranRacing.com.


 


THE ONE AND ONLY: Bridgeport Motorsports Park and Danny Dietrich to host Dirty Jersey Finale November 1-2
 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SWEDESBORO, N.J. – It’s only April, but it’s never too early to plan ahead, as Bridgeport Motorsports Park, known to most in the open wheel world as the “Kingdom of Speed,” is happy to announce their season-ending Dirty Jersey Finale, which will headline the Swedesboro, New Jersey, oval on Friday and Saturday, November 1-2.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s own Danny Dietrich, driver of the all-too familiar Gary Kauffman Racing No. 48, will co-promote the Dirty Jersey Finale alongside Bridgeport Motorsports Park, working together to not only give New Jersey fans one last opportunity to witness some of the best open wheelers in the business, but simultaneously offer Pennsylvania Posse hopefuls one of the last major paydays of the season.

The Dirty Jersey Finale will kick into gear on Friday, November 1, with a full practice session, followed by a full program awarding $10,000-to-win on Saturday, November 2. The events are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

The USAC 360 non-wing sprints and 358 modifieds will join the 410 sprinters on the weekend card.

“I’m excited to team up with Bridgeport Motorsports Park in bringing the Dirty Jersey Finale to life. They are really passionate about the sport, as well as offer a great facility to host a program like this. It should be a home run for fans and racers alike,” Danny Dietrich expressed. “We have some details to iron out, but we want the fans to go ahead and mark their calendars now. It’s something nobody will want to miss.”

Those seeking additional information pertaining to Bridgeport Motorsports Park can do so online at www.bridgeportmotorsportspark.com, or by email (bridgeportspeedway@hotmail.com) and phone at 856-467-4407 | 856-467-4408.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
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Dirty Jersey Finale | $10,000-to-win
Bridgeport Motorsports Park
Swedesboro, New Jersey
Friday and Saturday, November 1-2

Bridgeport Speedway
83 Floodgate Rd
Swedesboro, NJ 08085


 

 

Eliason tenth at Texas Motor Speedway; $20K up for grabs Tuesday at Red Dirt Raceway
Apr 15, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 15, 2024) – It was a trying weekend in the Lone Star State for Cory Eliason and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR), ultimately concluding the two-race High Limit Racing swing with one top-ten appearance, doing so at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, April 13. Eliason, now with six top-ten performances thus far in 2024, commenced action from 11th on the grid, securing his A-Main starting position via runner-up finish during heat race competition.

Unfortunately, Eliason was unable to match his Saturday outcome in his Sunday visit to RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, ending all High Limit action with an 15th-place result after transferring through the evening’s B-Main. The Visalia, California, native will have his opportunity for High Limit Racing redemption in just over 24 hours, as Series action continues with a $20,000-to-win Midweek Money Series event at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, April 16.

“We have 20,000 reasons to shake off the weekend and worry about tomorrow,” Eliason, ace of the Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, No. 8 sprint car, stated. “Hats off to the team and to everyone involved. It was a trying weekend for us, but we’ll bounce back…we’re more than capable.”

ON DECK:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason [No. 8] will continue their 2024 campaign with a full High Limit Racing slate beginning with a $20,000-to-win Midweek Money Series event Tuesday, April 16, at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma. Action will continue with an Oklahoma double at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted “Battle at the Bay” at East Bay Raceway Park with 19th-place finish on Monday, February 12. Finished ninth (HL) at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, on Thursday, February 22. Finished ninth in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree (WoO) on Monday, March 4. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 22. Earned first victory of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 24. Finished sixth from 15th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished tenth at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, April 13.

Stats:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 2
Top-Tens: 6

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, Xpress Laundry, American Table, Rasmusson Service Center, Folkens Brothers Trucking, The P.O. Box, and The Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch High Limit Racing online at www.floracing.com.

 

Zearfoss rallies for top-ten at I-55; Kentucky and Indiana double on deck

Apr 15, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 15, 2024) – An elbows-up doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, produced another stat-filled effort for Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, ultimately securing their fourth top-ten finish of the season Friday night with a hard-fought rally from midpack. The “Jonestown Jet” secured his A-Main starting position via fourth-place finish during heat race competition.

Zearfoss, a former winner with the Greatest Show On Dirt, finished ninth to secure his top-ten achievement, advancing four spots from 13th on the A-Main grid. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native has certainly found some comfort in the Show-Me State, securing a top-ten just one weekend prior at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri.

Short of matching Friday’s result, Zearfoss ended his Pevely campaign with an 18th-place score on Saturday, April 13.

“The goal is to maintain momentum and we’re certainly putting ourselves in a great position to do so,” Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z sprint car, stated. “Hats off to the team and all of our partners. We have a lot of racing over the next few weeks…slowly making our way back east.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a doubleheader in Kentucky and Indiana on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. The Series will invade Kentucky’s Paducah International Raceway for the first time since 2012 on Friday, April 19, then it’s on to Haubstadt, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
X: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

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

STATS:
2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stats:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 4

2024 WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked off 2024 World of Outlaws season with DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park (February 7-10); finished 18th, 19th, 13th, and 16th, respectively. Finished tenth at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, March 16. Climbed from 22nd to eighth at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, March 30 – earned KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished tenth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5. Finished ninth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 12.


 


Danny Dietrich continues winning ways in Sunday visit to BAPS Motor Speedway
Apr 15, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 15, 2024) – It was one spot short of a weekend sweep for “Double-D” Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, commencing their three-race turned two-race weekend with a runner-up performance at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13, followed by a victory at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 14.

The win, Dietrich’s third of the season and first at the York Haven oval, was accomplished from row four, taking command from fellow Posse competitor Kyle Moody on lap 17 and never looking back. The triumph earned the Gettysburg native a $5,000 payday, simultaneously bumping his season’s top-five tally to an even dozen. Dietrich’s evening commenced with a heat race victory.

Adding to the stat column, Dietrich’s win chart now includes three tracks – Lincoln Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway.

As noted, Dietrich was one spot short of a Central Pennsylvania weekend sweep, ultimately losing Saturday’s Port Royal Speedway victory lane appearance to Devon Borden. An exciting finish, nonetheless, the pair battled wheel-to-wheel for the final few circuits with Dietrich pulling even with the Washington native down the backstretch on the white flag lap. Borden would eventually shut the door, maintaining the lead even when Dietrich attempted a final corner slider.

“Just a great weekend all around. We wanted that one bad at Port Royal, but we’ll take this and move forward. We’ll have plenty more chances to this season, and in some bigger race,” Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, stated. “Hats off to this steam. Everyone plays such an important role and I wouldn’t be in this position without them. Hats off to the fans, too. They continue to show up week in and week out and we appreciate it more than they could ever understand.”

COMING UP NEXT:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a full Central Pennsylvania slate on Friday through Sunday, April 19-21. The team will visit Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Selinsgrove Speedway in respective fashion. Lincoln’s Weldon Sterner Memorial will award a $20,000 payday.

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, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Blud Lubricants.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: 3
Top-Fives: 12
Top-Tens: 12

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished fifth in each of his USCS/Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout (Volusia Speedway Park) starts on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27. Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on Sunday, February 25. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway start on Sunday, March 3. Won first main event of the season at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Opening Day program on Sunday, March 17. Finished second and third in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway on Friday and Sunday, March 22 and 24. Earned second victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 6; started 11th. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Won third feature of the season in BAPS Motor Speedway visit on Sunday, April 14.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

Westfall 13th in USAC Lawrenceburg visit; Eldora’s #LetsRaceTwo ahead on USAC agenda

Apr 15, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (April 15, 2024) – It was a challenging night in the Hoosier State for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, but despite the team’s overall outcome being less than a top-ten, there were plenty of positives to document, eventually concluding Lawrenceburg Speedway’s Justin Owen Memorial with a 13th-place finish, commencing the 30-lapper from the exact same position.

Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, Wix Filters, Rod End Supply, Allstar Performance, No. 33M non-wing sprinter, kicked off the USAC National Sprint Cars program with the 13th-fastest qualifying time of 23 entries, racing on to finish fourth in his respective heat race.

Certainly no stranger to USAC competition, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports are recent winners with the nation’s best non-wing aces, notching a $10,000 payday at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas, on Saturday, September 9.

“It was a so-so night for us, but we were able to take some good notes, so we’ll take that as a home run and roll with it,” Westfall added. “I gotta thank Ray Marshall and the entire team for their hard work and dedication. It’s never easy racing with USAC. Those guys are always good, so we have to be better. We’ll be ready for Eldora.”

ON DECK:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall Racing will continue their 2024 USAC National Sprint Cars campaign with a two-day visit to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. Dubbed #LetsRaceTwo weekend, the two-day program will be accompanied by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, Wix Filters, Rod End Supply, Allstar Performance.

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

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/
Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/
News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 1

HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Ocala Speedway in Ocala, Florida, on Thursday, February 15.

 

 

Wilson almost perfect in Attica’s Spring Nationals; WoO Kentucky/Indiana double highlights coming weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (April 15, 2024) – In all, it was a sound night in the Buckeye State for Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing, not only concluding Attica Raceway Park’s one-night Spring Nationals program with a podium outcome, but perfecting a solid charge in the process. Wilson, ace of his own Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation, DNC Hydraulics, No. W20 sprint car, finished third in the $6,000-to-win 40-lapper, commencing the April 13 program from the outside of row four.

As noted, Wilson’s Spring Nationals effort was nearly flawless from start to finish, kicking things off with the eighth-fastest qualifying time of 42 entries, racing on to finish second in his respective heat race and fourth in his respective dash. Wilson’s dash outcome secured his row four starting position.

Attica Raceway Park’s annual Spring Nationals was intended to be a two-day program, but Mother Nature had other plans.

“We really needed that,” Wilson said excitedly. “Our season started in a bad way and that really put us behind the eight ball, but to come out here and put it all together, against a great field like we had, says so much about our mentality and our potential. Everyone at Hercules, DNC Hydraulics, and Ohio Logistics deserved an outcome like this, especially after what happened to us last time out.”

A great momentum shift, nonetheless, Wilson and his family-owned team will now look to the highway, anxious to join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in a two-day sprawl through Kentucky and Indiana on April 19-20.

ON DECK: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader in Kentucky and Indiana on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Wilson and the Series will invade Kentucky’s Paducah International Raceway for the first time since 2012 on Friday, April 19, then it’s on to Haubstadt, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

SPECIAL THANKS: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including:

Primary Partners: Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation, DNC Hydraulics

Associate Partners: SandRidge Custom, CJMM, Conkle Chiropractic

Product Sponsors: Winters Performance, Banshee Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Titan Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Nagy Equipment Sales, Ultra-Shield, BRS (Berryman Racing Shocks), All-Pro Cylinder Heads, AfterBurner Performance, TI22, King Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Sharp Advantage, KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Real Capz, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Burns Petroleum, Smith Titanium, Kistler Engines

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/ X: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Fremont Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2024 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 1 Top-tens: 1 Wins: 0


 


Loss shows promise in BAPS visit; Weldon Sterner Memorial on deck

Apr 15, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

HANOVER, Pa. (April 15, 2024) – The competition was stout Sunday evening at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, and despite the loaded field cresting the 40-car mark, Hanover’s own JJ Loss and JKL Racing held their own, racing on to not only qualify for the evening’s $5,000-to-win main event, but scoring a heat race victory in the process. “The Boss” would go on to start BAPS’ main event from the outside of row two.

Loss, ace of the family-owned Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, No. 67 sprint car, raced on to finish 19th in the 25-lapper, hanging tough despite miscalculating their night-ending set-up. Without saying, JKL Racing will clear their heads and reset, aiming their focus on the upcoming Weldon Sterner Memorial at LIncoln Speedway.

“We really weren’t expecting the track to do what it did, but regardless, I’m proud of what we accomplished,” Loss explained. “That was a tough field, and to get a heat race win to start the night really showed what we are capable of. There’s a lot of money on the line Saturday at Lincoln, so if we’re going to get some redemption, may as well do it then.”

ON DECK:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a return visit to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 20. The annual Weldon Sterner Memorial will award $20,000-to-win.

SPECIAL THANKS:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC

Product Support: Radical Race Gear, Competition Suspension Inc, Journey Transport, CR Helmet Graphics, Keizer Racing Wheels, Smith Titanium, Diversified Machine (DMI), DMY Performance, Moose Blocks, Randy’s Electrical

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Those seeking marketing opportunities with JJ Loss and JKL Racing can do so by contacting the team directly at jklracing67@gmail.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow JKL Racing online, as well as on social media:
Website: www.jklracing67.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JKLracing67
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Instagram: www.instagram.com/jklracing67
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jklracing67
News: www.fullyinjected.com

 

Aaron Reutzel and Ridge & Sons Racing rally big with Outlaws at I-55

Apr 15, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 15, 2024) – Despite Friday’s appearance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, ultimately cut short, pulling to a stop while battling within the top-ten, “A-Aron” Aaron Reutzel and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) certainly made up for the issue on Saturday, April 13, concluding the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series-sanctioned Spring Classic with a top-ten outcome, rallying from deep within the field to do so.

Reutzel, ace of Brian & Lisa Ridge’s Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, No. 87 sprint car, concluded Saturday’s $12,000-to-win Spring Classic finale with an eighth-place finish, advancing 11 positions from row ten to accomplish said feat. Although close, Reutzel’s eventual outcome was just shy of attaining the evening’s Hard Charger Award; Austin McCarl advanced 12 positions.

The Clute, Texas, native kicked off Saturday’s program with the 19th-fastest time of 37 entries, driving on to finish fifth in his respective heat race.

Reutzel finished second in Friday’s heat race and qualified for the evening’s dash. He went on to start eighth in the evening’s A-Main.

ON DECK:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel [No. 87] will continue their 2024 campaign with the Knoxville Raceway season opener on Saturday, April 20. An open practice session will be contested on Friday, April 19. RSR’s schedule also suggests an appearance with High Limit Racing at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, April 16. The Midweek Money Series program will award a $20,000 payday.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned a King of the 360s preliminary victory at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14; finished fifth in the $10,000-to-win finale (February 16). Finished fifth from 22nd (Hard Charger Award) in World of Outlaws visit to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Friday, March 15. Finished third in World of Outlaws start at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23. Rallied from 19th to finish eighth (WoO) at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13.

Stats:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 4
Top-Tens: 5

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, American Table, Commercial Edge, Rasmusson Service Center, The P.O. Box, and Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

BIG EFFORT = BIG REWARD

HEADING into their 2023-24 season, the Bohud Racing team had their plans turned upside down, due to their local speedway track in Sydney grinding to a halt; however, despite this, they pushed on and committed to hitting the road to compete at Toowoomba Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Queensland and were recently rewarded for their efforts throughout the season with a second-place finish in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship final point standings.

Making the 12-hour trip one-way from their Unanderra team base on the south coast of NSW to Toowoomba Speedway in Queensland on a total of seven occasions, the Bohud Racing team were a model of consistency with their driver Michael Stewart throughout the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship campaign with top-five finishes in all but one round, which was caused due to being innocently involved in a crash while running inside the top-five runners at the time, and it led to them finishing the final point standings in second behind winner and one of the country’s top 410 Sprintcar drivers Lachlan McHugh.

“The Ultimate Sprintcar Championship is one of the most competitive in the country, especially with two of the country’s top racers in Lachlan McHugh and Luke Oldfield in the field, so to be able to finish on the podium at season’s end was very pleasing and a fantastic reward for the whole Bohud Racing team,” expressed Bohud Racing team driver Michael Stewart.

“Toowoomba Speedway is one of the best tracks in the country and it was one of the main reasons we decided to hit the road and commit to the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, and being able to run consistently up against such tough competition has certainly played a massive part in my improvement as a driver and also us advancing further as a team.”

Although the first full season in 410 Sprintcar racing with Stewart has had its fair share of challenges throughout the season, Bohud Racing team owner Scott Jones is very proud of what they have achieved running in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship competition.

“It was unfortunate to have the Sydney scene stop so suddenly just before the start of the season, but with everything in place and ready to go with our team, we had to shift our schedule by committing to travelling up to Queensland to run at Toowoomba Speedway and it’s been a massive effort by everyone in the team,” he said.

“When you go from planning to travelling two hours up to road to having to travel to 12 hours to Queensland, it comes with massive logistical challenges, such as extra time off work for everyone within the team and also the travel costs, and it made being able to finish second in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship all the more rewarding.”

There is no rest for the Bohud Racing team now, as they are busy preparing their NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares supported Triple X car for this Saturday night’s 410 Sprintcar action back on home soil: Sydney International Speedway.

“It’s very exciting having racing back up and running in Sydney, and we are looking forward to getting back there and hopefully once again being in podium contention,” added Scott Jones.

In last month’s reopening of Sydney International Speedway, the Bohud Racing team performed strongly, where Stewart narrowly missed out on a podium finish after finishing in fourth. What made the performance even more impressive was the fact that he had started from deep in the field out of position 18.

Aside from this Saturday night’s action at Sydney International Speedway, the Bohud Racing team have two more race meetings remaining on their 2023-24 season schedule at the venue on May 11 and 25.

If you haven't already, be sure to grab your Bohud Racing / Michael Stewart merchandise. You can come and see us in the pits after a race meeting or you can visit our online merchandise store via www.bohudracing.com.au .

The Bohud Racing team is proudly supported by the following 2023-24 season sponsors:

• ARRMA Australia

• Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares

• Hills Truck Sales - Wollongong

• Inland Petroleum

• Sloanebuilt

• Suttons Trucks Arncliffe

• AEI Insurance Broking Group

• KRE Race Engines

• B&B Graphics

To find out more about Bohud Racing and their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Bohud Racing.

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE’S RESULTS FROM THE ASPARAGUS CUP AT STOCKTON AND UPCOMING EVENTS

(El Cajon, CA, April 11) Rising Southern California star Braden Chiaramonte made the long trek north for last week’s Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour “Asparagus Cup” at the newly configured Stockton Dirt Track. The young driver transferred directly from his heat race into the main event and finished 14th after having to restart at the back early in the going.

Located east of San Francisco on the San Joaquin Fairgrounds, it was the first race on the track that was reconfigured from a half-mile to a quarter mile over the off-season. For Chiaramonte, who never raced on the half-mile, it was not his first race on the fairgrounds that is located 471 miles from his El Cajon, California home. Last June, he competed in a two-night Outlaw Micro 600 race at the Delta Speedway which is on the fairgrounds and only a few hundred feet from the dirt track. His best finish of the two nights was a fifth on June 22nd.

Last week, the new track surface did present some challenges for the teams on hand starting with qualifying. Driving the well-known Tiner/Hirst Enterprises #94TH that is sponsored by Slade Precision Shocks/Larry Davis Farms/System 1 Pro Ignition, Chiaramonte timed in 11th fastest of the 16 cars in group B qualifying with a time of 14.809.

Chiaramonte’s first race of the night was the third heat. Eight cars lined up for the 10-lapper and only the top five would get an automatic ticket into the night’s 30-lap main event. All he had to do was move up one spot to get a transfer to the main. That is exactly what he did but it was not without working hard as he was battling for position a majority of the race.

By the time the finale rolled around, some portions of the track were taking on a lot of character. Especially turns three and four. Chiaramonte started 18th in the 24-car, 30 lapper, and nearly got bitten early in the race. A Talladega-style tangle in turn four that involved seven cars nearly blocked the entire track. It almost gathered Chiaramonte in. However, he alertly dove to the inside to narrowly escape the carnage that brought out a red flag.

For the restart after the “Big One,” Chiaramonte was 10th. However, on lap six two cars got together directly in front of the young star. With nowhere to go, he slid into them pushing the right-side nerf bar into the rear tire. That resulted in a trip to the work area where the Tiner/Hirst crew quickly straightened out the damage and sent him back out to battle.

Starting at the back, Chiaramonte worked his way forward and at one point was up to 12th. When the checkered signaled an end to the rough and tumble affair, the young driver came home with a hard-fought 14th-place finish.

“First wing race of the year is in the books and it was not a bad night,” Chiaramonte told his Facebook followers a few days after the race. “Didn’t qualify to good. Started sixth in the heat and finished fifth. Started 18th in the main and got up to 10th and two cars got together in front of me. Slid into them and the nerf bar was in the right rear tire. Got to the pits and they pulled it off. I went back and finished 14th. It was a good first night. I learned a lot and am ready for the next one.”

That next one was supposed to be at the Placerville Speedway on April 13th. However, like so many races in California early in the 2024 season, rain wiped that show out.

This week Chiaramonte and the team will head north to Kevin Lockwood’s racy Merced Speedway for the next round of the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour. In addition, the team is contemplating taking the micro along to race at the Delta Speedway in Stockton, which is 70-miles north of Merced, on Friday night.

Spectator gates at Merced will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first green flag will fly at 7:00. The track is located at 900 Martin Luther King Drive in Merced, California. The website is http://www.mercedspeedway.net/ and the office phone number is (209) 383-7799.

If things have not been busy enough, the team just rolled out its brand new DRC chassis to race with the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA 410 Sprint Car Series. They finished building the car on Saturday and tested it Sunday morning at Perris Auto Speedway.

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The brand new DRC car being tested at Perris Auto Speedway on Sunday morning.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tyner, and Keizer Wheels. If you would like to be a partner with one of America’s fastest-rising racing stars, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte via email at mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or by calling (619) 988-7563.

Braden Chiaramonte’s 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

4/6/24 Stockton Dirt Track Sprint Car Challenge Tour 14th A Main

 


 

Randall and TKS make big moves on I-55’s highbanks; All eyes on Knoxville

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (April 15, 2024) - Despite Friday’s appearance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, ending short of their end goal, ultimately failing to qualify for the Spring Classic opener with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Chase Randall and TKS Motorsports rebounded in one the best ways possible and eventually concluded the weekend with a top-ten outcome, rallying from deep to do so. The top-ten was the team’s second of the season, earning their first in another Outlaws charge at US 36 Raceway is Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5.

Randall, a Waco, Texas, native and driver of the Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, No. 2KS sprint car, finished tenth in the $12,000-to-win Spring Classic finale, commencing his charge from 16th on the grid. The “Quickest Chicken” put on a small charge in his heat race, as well, bumping a pair of spots from sixth to finish fourth.

With their Missouri slate now complete, TKS Motorsports will quickly revert their attention back to the Sprint Car Capital of the World, as Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, is set to kick off their 2024 season Saturday, April 20.

“Had some mechanical hiccups on Friday, but to rebound like we did on Saturday says so much about this team. Chase [Randall] never buckles under the pressure, so I’m confident in saying we have the potential to win from any starting position,” Troy Renfro, owner of TKS Motorsports, stated. “I think we’re excited to get back to Knoxville Raceway. A track title is the ultimate goal…it all starts Saturday.”

ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will continue their 2024 campaign with the Knoxville Raceway season opener on Saturday, April 20. An open practice session will be contested on Friday, April 19.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Online: www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online: www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at: www.dirtvision.com
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at: www.floracing.com

2024 STATS AND HIGHLIGHTS:

STATS:
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 2
Wins: 0

HIGHLIGHTS:
Rallied from 24th to finish sixth with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5; earned KSE Hard Charger Award for his efforts. Rallied from 16th to tenth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Serenity Custom Woodworking, Bush’s Chicken, Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, EZ Print, Norwalk Small Engines, Flying A Motorsports, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TKSMotorsports2KS
X: https://twitter.com/TKSMotorsports
News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

 

Schatz does the highbank hustle for I-55 triumph; Kentucky and Indiana ahead


2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 2nd | 1812 (-48)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 12th-13th
Event: Spring Classic
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: I-55 (Pevely, Missouri)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 8th (7th)
Saturday: 1st (4th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 15, 2024) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, put on a show Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, not only conquering the Show-Me State highbanks for a $12,000 payday, but accomplishing said feat in convincing fashion, taking command on lap 11 before stretching his legs to a near-six-second advantage over early race leader, Bill Balog. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo would eventually take over the runner-up spot and shrink Schatz’ command, but the damage was already done, as Schatz was well on his way to secure his 313th World of Outlaws triumph - his third at I-55.

Schatz’ winning move occurred when Balog found himself trapped behind a lapper, pulling a perfect slider between turns three and four.

“Sometimes it’s probably better to be in the position where you’re in that second row not knowing what the racetrack is going to do,” Schatz, ace of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, No. 15 sprint car, said. “And I think that was a huge thing tonight. The #41 there he was pretty good on the bottom early, and I couldn’t ever really get down there. I was worried about the hole off of (Turn) 2. Hats off to the whole Carquest team. It was actually a pretty fun race. Normally when we come here it’s up near the fence. And tonight, we could roll around on the fence, on the bottom, kind of anywhere. So that felt really good.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing opened their weekend at I-55 with a top-ten performance on Friday, April 12, finishing eighth after starting seventh on the A-Main grid. The Fargo, North Dakota, native is currently second in the World of Outlaws championship standings, trailing David Gravel by a mere-48 markers.

Impressive enough, Schatz’ stat card now includes 12 top-ten appearances in the first 13 World of Outlaws contests, six of which top-fives including a pair of victories.

“If you were near my trailer after qualifying, you probably heard some choice words, so I apologize for that,” Schatz added regarding Saturday, who was 20th quick after qualifying time trials. “It just shows the heart of this team. It’s such a double-edged razor blade some days. We dug out of a huge hole tonight and got a win at a racetrack we typically don’t run well on. We threw two kitchen sinks at it tonight. This place is demanding, and we haven’t been to Victory Lane here in a long time and didn’t really know what the track was going to do. I just went where everybody wasn’t, and it actually felt pretty good.”

ON DECK:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a doubleheader in Kentucky and Indiana on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. The Series will invade Kentucky’s Paducah International Raceway for the first time since 2012 on Friday, April 19, then it’s on to Haubstadt, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1

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

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

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

2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 13
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 12

 

 

FLORIDA INVASION SET FOR SANDUSKY MSR OPENER APRIL 27

April 14, 2024 – Must See Racing Sprint Series Presented by Perfit-Parts confirmed today that no less than four drivers who were either born in Florida, or reside in Florida, are expected to compete in the opener April 27.

The 2024 MSR season will kick off April 27 with a twin-bill of winged sprint car racing at the famed ― mile Sandusky Speedway in northern Ohio. In addition to the MSR National Series, the MSR Midwest Lights Series will be in action.

Joe Ligouri, Davey Hamilton Jr., Troy DeCaire, and Tommy Nichols will be the Florida representatives expected to compete.

Interestingly, all but DeCaire have found victory lane in the state of Florida already in 2024. Joe Liguori won the co-sanctioned MSR event with the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series event at Inverness, FL in early March. Ligouri’s win was worth $10,000.

Hamilton Jr. has won twice already in 2024 and was a three-time MSR feature winner in 2023. Nichols has a lone winged sprint car event victory at Showtime Speedway on March 9. He bested the event that also included Hamilton Jr. Decaire is a former two-time MSR champion and is no stranger to MSR victory lane. All four drivers are more than capable of staking claim to the MSR opener.

The MSR opener is expected to draw a strong contingent of cars and the complete list of entrants will be released as they are confirmed over the next week.

Defending MSR champion Jason Blonde is expected to defend his title in 2024 and is expected to participate in the opener. Blonde claimed his first series championship last season after have winning multiple championships with other series in the past. He claimed the 2023 MSR season opener at Berlin Raceway and never looked back.

An open practice is scheduled for Friday night April 26 at Sandusky which will allow most teams to shake their cars down for the first time in 2024. For more info on Must See Racing please like and follow us on Facebook or visit www.mustseeracing.com for up to the minute info.

 

 

BRODY ROA BOUNCED OUT OF ACTION BEFORE QUALIFYING AT MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY

(Cypress, CA, April 11, 2024) When Brody Roa first got started in racing, his father Brett told him to not get attached to a race car. Last Saturday night at the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car race at Mojave Valley Raceway, he found out exactly why. In qualifying, he sailed it into turn three and the car did not turn. Unfortunately, it did not stop either. It ended up clobbering the tractor tires that protect the pits. It signaled an end to his night before it had really started.

When it comes to luck, Brody Roa, the champion of the 2023 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, has had a lot of it in the two series races staged in Arizona this year. Unfortunately, all of that luck has been bad. For the second race in a row, the popular driver never saw a green flag in heat race action. A couple of weeks early at the Cocopah Speedway, which is about 190 miles south of Mohave, he gassed up the “Cactus Jack” Yeley #2 before his heat race and the drive shaft sheared off. Thus, two times in a row he made a long drive to get to the races only to be done before the heats.

Last Saturday, Roa was back in the seat of a beautiful, brand new Jayson May #8M. It was the first time the duo had teamed up in a year and a half. The venue was the fast 3/8 mile banked Mohave Valley oval that is located near the Colorado River where Roa has starred in the past. However, on this journey, he had no time to shine.

Heading into turn three in qualifying, the Garden Grove, California veteran’s steering wheel came off. In the blink of an eye, he went from being a race car driver to being a passenger about to embark on a wild ride. Roa shot across the track, and then over the large runoff area on the top of the corner. However, he did not stop there. He went on to violently clobber the tractor tires that protect the pit area. The car tipped over upon impact. Fortunately, Roa climbed out unhurt but the car was thrashed.

“This year has not been working out too great,” Roa confided about his two 2024 races in the “Grand Canyon State. “ Usually, Arizona is pretty good to me. I pissed off the racing gods or something this year. I need to figure out what I did and make it right with them.”

“We are not really sure yet on exactly what caused it,” the veteran lamented. “Getting into three, I would not say the car bounced, but got in and took a set. I was putting some steering wheel into it. Something caused the steering wheel to come off. Once that happened, I was kind of along for the ride.”

“That is the first time that has ever happened to me,” he continued. “I am pretty much, in lack of better words, kind of a “crackhead” about the steering wheel before I go out. I sit in staging and smack the thing up five seconds before I push off. We kind of have theories on what happened but not really sure. We know for sure it was not something coming loose or breaking or anything like that. I hope it is one of those one-in-a-million things.”

To make things even tougher to swallow is the fact that it was the first time the car was on the track.

“He kind of put together two DRCs over the off season,” Roa said of car owner May. “I know it had good speed before it happened. It completely destroyed it. Chassis is done and the front end is done. It broke the rear end and driveline. It hit so hard, it ripped the motor out of it. When I talked to Jayson yesterday, he was pulling the motor out and was going to look at it. Hopefully, the motor is fine. We will be ready again in two weeks.”

Roa will be in an identical car when he returns to action on April 20th at Bakersfield, April 27th at Perris, and at Kevin Harvick’s Kern County Raceway on May 4th.

“I really appreciate getting to drive for the May family,” Roa said. “They are a great group. Going through that after putting a nice, brand new car together and junking it with not even five laps on it is not easy on the heart.”

Roa’s next race will be in the three-time rained-out inaugural race of the Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging at the Bakersfield Speedway on April 20th. Spectator gates for the race on the famous track will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 6.00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors 65+ and military get in for $18.00. For kids 6-12 it is $15.00 and children 5 and under are free. Parking is free. The track is located at 5001 North Chester Ext. Ave., Bakersfield (93308). The track website is http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (661) 393-3373.

The May Motorsports entry is sponsored by Winfield’s Racing Engines, RDM Mechanics, Cooper’s Propane, TJM Distribution, TJM Distribution, Ten West Towing, Arctic Sea Mining, Wesco International, Elite Signs and Fastenal.

Roa would like to thank his own sponsors, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, Simpson Race Gear, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. If you would like to be a marketing partner in 2024, contact Roa using the information at the top of this release.

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Brody Roa’s 2024 Racing Results

03/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

03/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS – Broke

04/06/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS - Broke

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. FINISHES SEASON-BEST SIXTH IN MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE

(Chino, CA, April 11, 2024) After a rough start to his season in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, things finally went Eddie Tafoya Jr.’s way when he placed sixth in the main event at the Mohave Valley Raceway. It was the first time this season that the past series Rookie of the Year placed in the top 10.


Tafoya put his early season string of bad luck in the rearview mirror when he qualified second fastest in the tough 28-car field with a lap of 14.525. That was just .034 off the night’s fast time. A sixth to fourth-place run in his ten-lap heat race sent him straight into the A-main.

For the main, Tafoya started inside the third row in fifth and stayed around the top five all race long. When the checkers ended the 30-lapper, the Chino Hills, California driver flew past the flagstand in sixth.


The finish was his best at the track since he recorded a third there on April 24th, 2022. All told, he has now competed at the racy little joint located near the Colorado River five times and he has three top-10 finishes.

The results in Arizona saw Tafoya leapfrog from 15th in the USAC/CRA championship standings all the way up to 12th. Going into the next series race at Perris Auto Speedway, he could take another leap on the points table as he is only three points out of 11th and 15 points from 10th.

Tafoya's woes in the 2024 USAC/CRA Series began at the season opener at Perris on February 24th. While running in the lead pack, he was clobbered from behind and sent careening into the infield crash wall. The impact destroyed the front end and he finished 21st. On March 16th at Perris, he was lightning quick and was running in the top 10 when his steering box failed with only three laps to go. That resulted in a 16th-place finish. Two weeks before the Mohave race, he ended up 12th at the Cocopah Speedway on a wind-blistered track that saw the main end 10-laps early when rain moved in.

Tafoya’s next appearance in the USAC/CRA Series will come at Perris on April 27th.

Unfortunately for Tafoya and the other So Cal sprint car teams, the inaugural Ultimate Sprint Car Series race slated for this Saturday at the Ventura Raceway was canceled due to rain. However, good news is on the horizon. The series, which is presented by Inland Rigging, will kick off its schedule next Saturday, April 20th, at the Bakersfield Speedway. Tafoya will be in the Tom and Christy Dunkel owned Inland Rigging #17T for the historic first race for the new club.

Spectator gates for the race on the famous Bakersfield oval will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 6.:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors 65+ and military get in for $18.00. For kids 6-12 it is $15.00 and children 5 and under are free. Parking is free. The track is located at 5001 North Chester Ext. Ave., Bakersfield (93308). The track website is http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (661) 393-3373.

Tafoya is always happy to meet the fans in the pits after every race. He will be signing autographs, posing for photos, and will also have his beautiful 2024 team shirts for sale. For fans who cannot attend the races, the team shirts are available at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

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Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, Inland Rigging, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Gasper Transportation, CMI Precision Machining, Owen’s Insurance Services, Keen Concrete, DRC Chassis, and Rider Racing Engines for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2024 USAC National Results

January 11 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

January 14 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 7th D Main

February 24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

March 9 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 13th A Main

March 10 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 17th A Main

March 16 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

March 23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

April 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SPECIAL EVENT TICKET AND CAMPING RESERVATIONS START APRIL 15TH & 16TH

Tickets and camping reservations open Monday for major 2024 events

Article Credit: Adam Ross

April 10, 2024, OHSWEKEN, ON – Event tickets and camping reservations open for Ohsweken Speedway fans Monday, April 15th, and Tuesday, April 16th. The 2024 racing season is packed with excitement, and fans can confirm plans for major events next week.

“Returning customers can log in and buy tickets on Monday, April 15th, as they have in the past,” said Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “On Tuesday, April 16th, sales open to public.”

Ohsweken Speedway hosts two events in 2024 where camping reservations are available. Thunder on the Grand will rock the speedway from Thursday, July 11th, until Saturday, July 13th.

Freshstone Brands, Nitro 54 Variety and Sit ‘n Bull Tire bring the Nascar Canada Series presented by Pinty’s and Evirum to the track July 11th along with a $5,000-to-win 360 sprint car race, and the popular crate sprint cars. On the second night Nitro 54 Variety and Sit’n Bull Tire present a $10,000-to-win 360 sprint car race supported by the Northeast Late Model Alliance and the crate sprint cars.

The final night of Thunder on the Grand shifts to two-wheeled excitement when Nitro 54 Variety and Sit’n Bull Tire bring the Flat Track Canada Motorcycles along with the Northern Micro Sprint Nationals to the fans.

“All three nights of Thunder on the Grand will be amazing,” said Geoffrey. “We’ve tightened up the schedule from last year, and we’ve also moved the program from early in the week towards the weekend. We plan on packing the property for this one.”

Concluding the 2024 Ohsweken Speedway schedule is the speedway’s flagship event – the re-imagined three-day Northern Nationals Weekend.

Nitro 54 Variety, Arrow Express, and Sit’n Bull Tire present all three nights of the Nationals. The inaugural Northern Thunder Stock Nationals will take place Thursday, September 12th. The night traditionally reserved for 360 sprint car and crate sprint car practice will now include the most prestigious thunder stock event in Ohsweken Speedway’s history.

On Friday, September 13th the crate sprint car division takes center stage with the Northern Crate Nationals highlighting the show accompanied by 360 sprint cars, thunder stocks and mini stocks.

The year-ending extravaganza culminates Saturday, September 14th with the 20th running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals for 360 sprint cars. Crate sprint cars accompany the 360 sprint cars for Saturday’s card.

“We expect camping to sell out for both of these events,” said Geoffrey. “We have always managed to find a spot for everyone, but demand has never been higher.

“The 2024 major events are the greatest spectacles we have ever scheduled. We look forward to wowing our fans.”

For more information on Ohsweken Speedway please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com . Fans can use this link https://ohswekenspeedway.ca/tickets/ to make reservations next week.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights.

Ohsweken Speedway Media
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Facebook: OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
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ESS Set to Kick off 41st Season at Outlaw Speedway

By Curtis Berleue (Dundee, NY) | After a long off season, the stars and cars of the Empire Super Sprints are ready to kick off another season of action this weekend at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY. The tour’s 41st gets underway this Saturday, April 13, with one of the schedule’s highest paying events – the $4,220 to win Cal Lane Memorial.

Over the course of 40 years, 82 Empire Super Sprints events have been contested at the Dundee oval, producing 50 different winners. Most recently, Jared Zimbardi and Jordan Thomas visited victory lane in 2023, while mother nature intervened and cancelled the other two ESS events scheduled last season.

As always, a strong field is expected for this special non-points event to kick off the 2024 season. The evenings Cobra Coaches Dash will be presented by Lanes Yamaha of nearby Watkins Glen.

Friday night has been set aside as a practice night, and all teams are invited to shake down their rides ahead of Saturdays racing action.

For Friday’s practice session, pit gates are set to open at 5pm, with grandstands at 5:30pm and hot laps scheduled for 6:45pm. Pit admission is set at $30, and grandstand admission $15.

Saturday’s schedule sees pit gates opening at noon, grandstands at 1pm, hot laps at 2pm and racing at 3pm. Pit admission will be $45, and grandstand admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors 63+, and kids 12 & under admitted free of charge.

For weekend schedule updates, and a full order of events for each day, be sure to check both the tracks website (www.outlawspeedwayllc.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC) along with the official Empire Super Sprints Facebook page (www.facebook.com/EmpireSuperSprints).

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Saturday, April 13 – Outlaw Speedway - Dundee, NY ($4,220 to Win Cal Lane Memorial Spring Nationals)

Friday, April 26 – Fulton Speedway – Fulton, NY ($2,000 to Win)

Friday, May 24 – Brewerton Speedway – Brewerton, NY ($2,000 to Win Don Gillette Memorial)

 

 

Atomic’s East Coast Nationals double as Hyatt Memorial for Ohio RaceSaver Series

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (April 10, 2024) – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car teams and fans will remember one of their own when Atomic Speedway hosts the inaugural East Coast Nationals Chad Hyatt Memorial.

The Saturday, April 20 Ohio Thunder IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series main event at Chillicothe pays $3,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Ohio State and series points are also at stake.

Hyatt, a RaceSaver driver and race director for the Ohio Thunder series, died last August at the age of 54.

“Chad is the one who originally contacted me about bringing 305 Sprint Cars back to Atomic,” explained promoter Charlie Vest. “We thought it fitting that we hold a special race like this as a memorial for him.”

Local division sponsor Holdren Construction of Chillicothe adds to the purse for the evening.

Pit gates open at 1 p.m. on race day, with the front gate opening at 3 p.m., hot laps at 4 p.m. and racing at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Entry fee is $20 and pit passes are $35. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors ages 60 and over, $10 for students ages 11-16 and free for kids 10 and under.

More information is available from Vest at 740 703-9749.

 

 

Annual Show-Me-State Weekend Showdowns Approach for POWRi Leagues

Belleville, IL. (4/3/24) Highlighting the yearly tradition in a double-header weekend of premier Missouri Open-Wheel racing, a pair of leading Show-Me-State venues will welcome headlining POWRi League competitions on May 3-4.

Kicking off the weekend on Friday, May 3rd, Callaway Raceway will host the Prelude to the Showdown featuring the POWRi National & West Midget Leagues and the POWRi WAR Sprint League in addition to regular weekly classes for an intense night of dirt-track enjoyment.

Then, on Saturday, May 4th Lucas Oil Speedway will welcome the 13th Annual Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown with the POWRi National & West Midget Leagues, the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, as well as the emerging POWRi Ozark Region 360 Sprints for an all open-wheel evening of excitement at the ‘Diamond of the Dirt Tracks’.

Current Top-10 in POWRi National and West Midget League points as well as the 2023 Top-10 placements in the POWRi WAR points standings will receive one FREE pit pass for each night of entered competition on May 3-4.

May 3 | Prelude to the Showdown | Callaway Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 4:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:30 PM
Engine Heat: 6:45 PM
Hot Laps: 7:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.
Full event details including pricing can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/496362.

National & West Midget League Payout: 1. $4,000, 2. $2,000, 3. $1000, 4. $750, 5. $500, 6. $475, 7. $ 450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12. $315, 13. $305, 14-22: $300.

WAR Sprint League Payout: 1. $2,000, 2. $1,000, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $325, 7. $300, 8. $275, 9. $250, 10. $230, 11. $225, 12. $220, 13. $215, 14. $210, 15. $205, 16-22: $200.

May 4 | 13th Annual Open Wheel Showdown | Lucas Oil Speedway Details:
Pits Open: All Day
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Engine Heat: 6:00 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.
Full event details including pricing can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/490566.

National & West Midget League Payout: 1. $4,000, 2. $2,000, 3. $1000, 4. $750, 5. $500, 6. $475, 7. $ 450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12. $315, 13. $305, 14-22: $300.

WAR Sprint League Payout: 1. $2,000, 2. $1,000, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $325, 7. $300, 8. $275, 9. $250, 10. $230, 11. $225, 12. $220, 13. $215, 14. $210, 15. $205, 16-22: $200.

Ozark Region 360 Sprint Payout: 1. $2,000, 2. $1,000, 3. $700, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400. 7. $380, 8. $360, 9. $340, 10. $320, 11-20: $300.

All POWRi participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

For more information on such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit https://www.callaway-raceway.com or on social media platforms | 7419 County Rte 405 Fulton, MO 65251 | 573-525-8453

More information including the yearly schedule, guest details, and driver dashboard can be found online at www.lucasoilspeedway.com | 18842 Speedway Drive Wheatland, MO 65779.

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

 

 

DYER MOTORSPORTS RAINED OUT AT MERCED – HOPING TO RACE AT BARONA ON SATURDAY

(Yucca Valley, CA, April 10, 2024) Weather permitting on Saturday, the father and son Dyer Motorsports Racing team comprised of Jeff and Seth Dyer will hopefully be making the 134-mile trek south from their Yucca Valley home to the SoCal Lightning Sprint Car race at the Barona Speedway. The original plan had the team travel 371 miles north to the Merced Speedway for the opening round of the California Lightning Sprint Cars vs Bay Cities Racing Association Civil War Series. However, due to the oncoming deluge in Saturday’s forecast, that race was canceled.

Mother Nature, who has been wielding a wicked spell over California racing the past month, could overrule Dyer Motorsports new plan for the weekend. The forecast for Barona, while not sunny without a cloud in the sky, is somewhat better than what was forecast for Merced. The chance of wet stuff falling in San Diego County runs from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday. Track officials are monitoring the situation and hoping the forecast will show the stormy weather missing the track.

If the family duo gets to compete at Barona, Jeff will come into the race off a season-best second-place finish at a CLS event at Bakersfield on March 9th. Having only competed at the two races at Imperial, Seth’s best result was a seventh in the season opener. Weather permitting, Seth will come into the race eighth in SCLS points and Jeff, who did not start in the main on March 1st, is 18th.

Last weekend, Jeff competed in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car race at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway. The last time he visited in October, he smoked the field and scored a runaway win in the lightning sprint car main. Things did not go quite as well at the fast 1/3 mile banked clay oval last week. After missing hot laps due to an engine issue, Jeff, a California Highway Patrol Officer by day, did not have the opportunity to make adjustments to the car. So, he ended up qualifying 25th of the 28 cars on hand.

Things were much better in the heat when he came from seventh to fifth and only missed a transfer spot to the A main by one position. That sent him to the B main where he started 12th and finished second to earn one of the four transfers to the 30-lap A.

Due to his qualifying time, Jeff began at the back of the main event field in the 22nd spot. He moved forward and was running around 15th when an electrical issue knocked him out of the competition with just a few laps remaining.

Weather permitting, gates at Barona will open at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with racing at 6:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. For kids 7 to 17, admission is $10.00. Seniors, Military, and EMTs also get in for $10.00. Children 6 and under are free. Family packs of two adults and two kids are $50.00. Parking is free. Barona Speedway is located at 1754 Wildcat Canyon Road, in Lakeside, California. The track website is at https://baronaspeedway.com/ and the phone number is (619) 994-6560.

In 2024, the following marketing partners will help keep the Dyers on track. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, Straight Time Stirrups, Justice Brothers, Fonseca Racing, Specialty Fasteners, and Blud Racing Lubricants. If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2024, call (760) 550-7237 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandparents, Glenn, and Beverly Sels, throughout the 2024 season.

Jeff Dyer’s 2024 Racing Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprints DNS

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

3/9/24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

4/6/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

Seth Dyer’s 2024 Racing Results

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprints 13th A Main

 

 

Mohrfeld Solar Sprint Invaders Jump Into Action Saturday at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) April 10, 2024 – This Saturday, April 13, the Mohrfeld Solar Sprint Invaders being their 23rd season at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The event will mark the 2024 opener for both the series and the 3/8-mile oval.

Defending champion, Ryan Bunton of Lincoln, Illinois leads the series into action Saturday. Chapin, Illinois’ Paul Nienhiser was the victor in last year’s season opener at 34 Raceway, and newcomer Zane DeVault won September’s “Fall Haul.”

Saturday marks the 75th feature event contested in Sprint Invaders’ history at 34 Raceway. Matt Rogerson and Jerrod Hull sit atop the all-time win list there with five apiece. John Schulz, Dustin Selvage, Josh Schneiderman and Nienhiser have garnered four each, and Bobby Mincer, Matt Sutton, Kaley Gharst, Ryan Jamison, and Jon Again have three. Two-time winners in West Burlington include Mike Houseman Jr., Joey Moughan, Chris Martin, Terry McCarl and Chase Randall.

Nienhiser’s five wins with the series gave him twelve in his career and catapulted him into the top five in victories with the Sprint Invaders, trailing only Gharst (22), Hull (18), Schulz (15) and McCarl (13).

Gates open Saturday at 5 p.m. Adult General Admission tickets are $18 with students and seniors admitted at $15. Kids 10 and under are FREE. IMCA Modifieds and Mini-Hauler Trucks will also be on the card.

For more information on the track, visit www.34Raceway.com.

Keep apprised of the latest on the Sprint Invaders by visiting our Facebook page, or our website at www.SprintInvaders.org.

2024 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Saturday, April 13 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, May 5 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)

Sunday, May 26 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, June 2 – Stuart Speedway (Stuart, IA)*

Friday, June 7 – Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, MO)

Sunday, June 9 – Adams County Speedway (IL) (Quincy, IL)

Friday, June 21 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)

Saturday, June 22 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, June 23 – East Moline Raceway (East Moline, IL)

Sunday, July 7 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)

Wednesday, July 10 – Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA)

Tuesday, July 16 – Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, IA)

Tuesday, July 30 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA)

Friday, August 16 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Saturday, August 17 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)

Friday, September 27 - TBD

Saturday, September 28 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) “Fall Haul”

*co-sanctioned with Malvern Bank 360 Sprint Series

2023 Sprint Invaders Top 20 Driver Points (Feature Wins)

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 2479
Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 2383
Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 2379
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 2334 (5)
Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2303
Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 2262 (1)
Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL, 2148
Chase Richards, Burlington, IA, 2107
Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA, 1869
McCain Richards, Burlington, IA, 1651
Dustin Clark, Agency, IA, 1551
Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 1543
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 1464 (1)
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 1255 (2)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 1209
Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 1166
Randy Martin, California, MO, 1132
Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 1093
Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA, 1003
Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA, 629

Series Sponsors

Title Sponsor – Mohrfeld Solar

A Main Sponsor – Shottenkirk Automotive

Shake-up Dash Sponsor – Agriland FS Winterset

Heat Sponsors – Randall’s Performance, Ameriprise: Josh Denning & Associates, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Golden Eagle Distributors

B Main Sponsor – Golden Eagle Distributing

$50 Draw Sponsor (for drivers drawing a 50) – Avis Rent A Car/Budget Car Rental

$75 Hard Charger Sponsor – In Honor of Christine Wahl-Levitt by Scott Donlan

Hard Charger Contingency – KSE Racing Products

Contingency Sponsors

Hoosier, Midland Performance, K-1 Racegear, Rocket Graphics, Bell Helmets, Stronghurst Collision Refinish (SCR), King Racing Products, DMI, BMRS, KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products

K-1 Race Gear Sponsors Champion and Rookie of the Year

K-1 Race Gear will award a custom fit uniform to not only this season’s Sprint Invaders Champion, but also the Rookie of the Year with the series.

From K-1 Race Gear: "K-1 Race Gear is proud to be partnered with the Sprint Invaders! More drivers trust K1 Race Gear with all of their safety product needs than any other brand on the market. Whether it is Premium custom suits, gloves or shoes, K1 Race Gear has you covered. Find out more at www.k1racegear.com and follow us along at @k1racegear on all social media platforms. K1 Race Gear. The racer's brand of safety gear and apparel."

K1 Race Gear was born in 2003 with the philosophy of offering products to our customers that we ourselves would be proud to use. At K1 Race Gear, we are racers ourselves, and we understand the value of buying quality racing products at a reasonable price. To meet the needs of our customers, we strive to provide quality racing equipment at K1 Race Gear - including racing shoes, suits, driving gloves, helmets, and more - to racers of all ages at a great value. Whether your son or daughter is just starting out in the sport or you have a life-long passion for racing, we have the products for you in our full line of K1 Race Gear. If you are interested in purchasing karting or racing equipment, including racing shoes, suits, and driving gloves, contact K1 Race Gear today!

 

 

Added money up for USL at Creek County Autism Awareness Night

By John Rittenoure

GLENPOOL, Oklahoma (April 9, 2024) - Round two of the Ortco Inc. United Sprint League presented by Same Day Auto Repair hits the track Saturday at Creek County Speedway and added money is on the line for what will be Autism Awareness Night.

Everyone is asked to wear blue to the races Saturday to show support for Autism Awareness.

Racer Kimberly Tyre has been quite passionate about spreading awareness for those on the spectrum for many years and thanks to her efforts, and those who have signed up to sponsor a lap in the 30-lap feature, lap money of $50 per lap will be paid to the leader in the main event. A total of $1,500 will be paid in addition to the $1,000 winners pay and a payout of $200 to start. In addition each heat race winner will earn $100 and the nights Hard Charger $100.

Also racing are Factory Stocks, USRA Modifieds, Mini Stocks, Junior Mini Stocks and USRA Tuners.

Pit gates will open for Turn Creek Blue Night at 4:30 p.m. Grandstands open at 5, hot laps at 7 followed by racing at 7:30. General admission is $15, youth 11-14 $6, kids 10 and under FREE.

About United Sprint League

Owned by Michael Tyre, the USL sanctions 360 two-barrel / 305 non-wing sprint car events throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states with goals of supporting sponsors and providing fans the the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of non-wing sprint car racing.

Website: https://www.myracepass.com/series/1794.

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

About Ortco Inc.

Ortco Inc. manufactures qualify oilfield parts from American made bar and shaped steel on computerized CNC machinery. Products are then Heat Treated, coated for rust prevention, and warehoused for shipments across the globe. Ortco also utilizes high quality investment castings for safety clamps and various tongs.

Website: http://OrtcoInc.com.

United Sprint League Marketing Partners

Ortco, Inc., Same Day Auto Repair, Speed Stix Shocks, D&G Contracting, DFR Discount Tire, Passing Points Podcast, Kent Fireworks, Hoss Media.

 

 

Hartmann pushes off 2024 campaign
with Farmington top 10

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) April 10, 2024 – After unfavorable weather conditions derailed their initial plans to start the 2024 campaign, Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing Team ventured to the state of Missouri for back-to-back events at US 36 Speedway in Osborn, Mo. on Friday, April 5 and Farmington Empire Speedway in Farmington, Mo. on Saturday, April 6 to fire off the team’s third full season of 410 Winged Sprint Car competition.

The team was slated to compete in the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA)-Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) doubleheader event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. However, uncooperative weather led to the cancellation of the event and sent Hartmann and the team seeking a Plan B racing option.

The 2024 lid lifter came at not only a new track for Hartmann, but also against the best drivers and teams in the Winged Sprint Car racing business as the Plymouth, Wis. competitor signed in for a NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Series event at US 36 Speedway.

With 41 cars on hand, Hartmann timed 21st in qualifying group A before starting 11th and moving up two spots to place ninth in his heat race. After starting on the pole of the C Main, Hartmann finished fourth to miss transferring to the Last Chance Showdown by two positions.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team moved on to Farmington Empire Speedway on Saturday, April 6 for a weekly 410 Sprint Car program, which featured a 24-car field.

After drawing the pole position, Hartmann placed second in the first 10-lap heat race. He then lined up fifth in the 25-lap A main and came home with a seventh-place finish to secure the eighth top-10 A-main showing of his 410 Sprint Car career.

“It was a hell of a weekend,” Hartmann said. “Not much went our way, from engine problems on Friday night to truck problems on Saturday morning. After dealing with those issues, it was good to finish the weekend with a top-10 finish at Farmington.

“With adding Ian Schultz to the team this year, along with Eric Bergschultz and myself, we’ve been gelling quick as a crew and looking forward to getting the IRA started,” he said.

The 87A Hartmann Racing Team will hold a brat fry fundraiser on Saturday, April 13 at Holler n Hills, located at 5837 South Business Drive in Sheboygan, Wis., starting at 11 a.m. with food and raffles available all day.

The team is scheduled to open its third full-time season of Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series competition on Friday, April 19 with the IRA Spring Sizzler Presented by Kickass Beef Jerky at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis.

Also on the card are Modifieds, USRA B Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m., IRA qualifying at 7 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:15 p.m.

The following night, the team will compete in the IRA Spring Trifecta at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. with pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. and spectator gates opening at 3:30 p.m. with racing at 5:30 p.m.

The Dirt Kings Late Model Series and Badger Midgets will join the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series for the three-division program.

All Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The sponsorship partners for the 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Quasius Construction Inc., TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Metalcraft, Rich’s Truck and Auto Repair, Fastenal of Plymouth, Waldo Oil, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Berryman Racing Shocks and My Race Pass.

The 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Eric Bergschultz, Ian Schultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s website www.team87a.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty

KRISTINE HARTMANN, REALTOR OF Pleasant View Realty, better known as “Every Race Fans Realtor,” has 25-plus years of experience selling real estate throughout Wisconsin.

Kristine’s passion for the sport of racing connects with her competitive drive and ambition as a Realtor in the community.

Contact Kristine Hartmann with all your real estate needs and ask her for the special Racing Rates!

You can find her on Facebook @ KRISTINE HARTMANN, REALTOR. Also, she can be found at the 87A trailer at any IRA race and would be happy to chat racing and real estate!

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PVRKRISTINE, call/text 920-980-5542 or email kristine@pleasantviewrealty.com.

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

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

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2024 Schedule

Saturday, April 13 – Brat Fry at Holler n Hills, Sheboygan, Wis., 11 a.m.
Friday, April 19 – Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, April 20 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, May 3 – Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn. (IRA)
Saturday, May 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 11 – Sycamore Speedway, Sycamore, Ill. (IRA)
Saturday, May 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 19 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 25 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 26 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, May 31 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (World of Outlaws)
Saturday, June 1 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (World of Outlaws)
Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, June 15 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Thursday, June 20 – Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, Ind. (IRA-Maverick)
Friday, June 21 – Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, Ind. (IRA-Maverick)
Saturday, June 22 – Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, Ind. (IRA-Maverick)
Sunday, June 23 – Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Ind. (IRA-Maverick)
Friday, June 28 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, June 29 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, July 12 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (World of Outlaws)
Saturday, July 13 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (World of Outlaws)
Thursday, July 18 – Norman County Raceway, Ada, Minn. (IRA-Red River SS)
Friday, July 19 – River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, N.D. (IRA-NOSA)
Saturday, July 20–River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, N.D. (IRA-NOSA)
Friday, July 26 – Dodge County Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, July 27 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Aug. 17 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, Aug. 18 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Aug. 24 – To Be Determined (IRA)
Saturday, Aug. 31 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, Sept. 1 – The Hill Raceway, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, Sept. 6 – Gondik Law Speedway, Superior, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 14 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 28 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, Oct. 18 – Dirt Oval at Route 66, Joliet, Ill. (World of Outlaws)
Saturday, Oct. 19 – Dirt Oval at Route 66, Joliet, Ill. (World of Outlaws)

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 2
IRA Events – 0
World of Outlaws Events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 1
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 0
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
Final 2023 Statistics

Total Events – 33
IRA Events – 27
World of Outlaws Events – 3
All Star Events – 4
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 6
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 12
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 23
Heat Race Victories – 2
Dash Appearances – 6
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0
Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Points Finish – 9th

 

 

MUST SEE RACING SET TO RETURN TO SANDUSKY FOR OPENER

April 9, 2024 – Holly, Michigan – The Must See Racing Sprint Series Presented by Perfit-Parts will join the Maxima Racing Oils MSR Midwest Lights Series for a winged sprint car double-header to open the 2024 season at Sandusky Speedway April 27.

Sandusky is no stranger to Must See Racing, but it will be the first time the 410 series has competed since August 25, 2019. Five-time series champion Jimmy McCune won that last event nearly five years agon. The MSR Lights Series last competed at Sandusky Speedway in October 2022.

Sandusky Speedway has long been known as the home of the Supermodifieds. But winged sprint cars have played an important part in the track’s history. In 1989 Jeff Gordon claimed an All Star Circuit of Champions 410 victory at the track before he found NASCAR fame. There have been multiple 305- and 602-winged sprint car events over the past three decades.

Sandusky Speedway started life as a ž mile dirt oval between 1950-1954. The track was extended to a ― and paved in1955 to its present configuration. The track played host to weekly Supermodifed racing for decades. Nearly every top Supermodified driver has competed at the track one time or another during its storied history. Sandusky Speedway is unfortunately the site of Nolan Johncock’s fatal Supermodified crash on October 3, 1971.

This will be the season opener for both the 410 National Series and the Midwest Lights Series. A huge turnout of fans and cars is expected due to the lengthy absence of winged 410 sprint cars at the track.

The entry process hasn’t opened yet, so no entries were released by the series at the time of this release. But, in addition to the MSR regulars, a huge contingent of Florida drivers is expected for this event. Entries will be released closer to the event once they have been received.

Defending MSR champion Jason Blonde is expected to be on hand to defend his MSR championship aboard the potent Tony Nosal owned #42 Diablo Chassis. The veteran Blonde captured his first career MSR championship last season. For more info on Must See Racing please like and follow us on Facebook or visit Web Page Under Construction

 

 

KRIKKE MOTORSPORT’S OH, WHAT A FEELING!

THE 2023-24 season concluded on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex for the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Dayne Kingshott, and they were able to finish it in the best possible fashion by wrapping up the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series crown.

Kingshott, aboard the WA # 2 Mobil 1 / Bunbury Toyota supported Maxim, was a model of consistency throughout the season and it rewarded the Krikke Motorsport team with their very first Maddington Toyota Series point standings victory. Throughout the Maddington Toyota Series, the duo picked up a total of four feature race wins, along with four minor podium finishes during the season, which included a second-place finish in last Saturday night’s Grand Final that sealed their Maddington Toyota Series winning fate.

In what was their fourth season together, the Krikke Motorsport team and Kingshott had in their three previous Maddington Toyota Series attempt finished second, third and fourth in the final point standings, but their 2023-24 season campaign resulted in it being a case of fourth time lucky.

“The goal at the beginning of the season was to contend for the Maddington Toyota Series, so to come away with a total of four round wins during the season on our way to taking out the series crown was a wonderful feeling,” expressed Kingshott.

“Since teaming up four seasons ago, we have been in contention for the Maddington Toyota Series, but we had for one reason or another fallen short; however, for this season, we improved our consistency during the season out on the track, where we picked up more wins and we were able to salvage something from our challenging nights, and that was one of the keys to this season’s Maddington Toyota Series crown.

“Another highlight to come out of this season’s campaign was being able to deliver the Krikke Motorsport team their very first Maddington Toyota Series win. Up until four seasons ago, the Krikke Motorsport had never contested a full season in Western Australia, so it’s a massive honour to be able to give them a Maddington Toyota Series crown to add to their long list of achievements over the years, such as World Series Championships, Australian Championships and a Grand Annual Classic.”

As one would expect, Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke was thrilled to have Kingshott capture their Maddington Toyota Series point standings after a pleasing season.

“I’m very proud of what the Krikke Motorsport team achieved throughout the season and naturally the highlight was being able to come away with the Maddington Toyota Series crown,” he said.

“It’s been a big season for the whole team and Dayne has really matured as a driver this season, and this has been evident with the success we have been able to enjoy together during the season. None of this would have been possible without the outstanding work

from the whole team, as they have gone above and beyond this season and it’s fantastic that they have been rewarded for all their efforts with capping the season by winning the Maddington Toyota Series.”

Apart from take out this season’s $24,000 to win Maddington Toyota Series, the Krikke Motorsport team and Kingshott have picked up their second Perth Motorplex 410 Sprintcar Track Championship win in three seasons and ran second in the Triple Crown Series.

Final Maddington Toyota Series Point Standings:

1 Dayne Kingshott - 2820 points

2 James Inglis - 2754

3 Brad Maiolo - 2650

4 Jamie Maiolo - 2584

5 Kaiden Manders - 2574

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

• Mobil 1

• Bunbury Toyota

• Maxwill Racing Engines

• PWR Advanced Cooling Technology

• Redline Media

• Hough Cabinets

• RPM Race Products

• Taralea Farm Macadamias

• Performance Racegear

• P1 Advanced Racewear Australia and New Zealand

• Number 4 Composites

• AFCO Shock Doctor

• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters

• Blackbeard Ltd

• JP Signs

• www.krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Tribute to Al Hinds initiates Placerville Speedway season on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Placerville Speedway is prepared to open its 59th season of action on Saturday by honoring a man that had a key role in making it all possible, with the 21st annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” taking to the red clay.

Divisions set to usher in the championship season will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks, the Mountain Democrat Mini Trucks and the High Sierra Industries Wingless Spec Sprints.

Saturday’s Winged Sprint Car main event will also hand out $2,000 to the winner.

The Tribute to Al Hinds began in 2004 following the passing of early track promoter and mentor, Al Hinds, a longtime Placerville resident and true race fan that touched the lives of many.

Hinds was the second promoter of Placerville Speedway. He took operation of the track with business partner Richard Hirst from its founder, Bruno Romani, in 1968, three years after it first opened when the facility was built around an existing community football field.

The operator of a local machine shop by trade, Hinds loved the community where he lived. In his final years of life, he enjoyed sitting with some of his best friends every night in the grandstands at Placerville Speedway and loved watching young talent make a name for themselves in the sport.

The inaugural Tribute to Al Hinds was captured by Roger Crockett, while last season saw Andy Forsberg claim his third triumph in the event. It was a special night for the nine-time Placerville Speedway titlist, as it marked his milestone 200th career victory.

Track champions last season with the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Mountain Democrat Mini Trucks included Hanford’s Michael Faccinto, Oakley’s Nick Baldwin and Placerville’s Mike Miller respectively.

The High Sierra Industries Wingless Sprints make their first of four visits to the Placerville bullring on Saturday. They’ll return for additional outings on Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night in June and both nights of the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout over Labor Day weekend.

Tickets and Details:

Grandstand seating is general admission this Saturday April 13th, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Adult tickets cost $18, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $16. Kids 6-11 cost $8 and those five and under are free.

Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/psr-041324 or at the gate on race day. Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or via the Pit Pay App to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:45pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

For those who can’t make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of every Placerville Speedway point race this season. The live streaming service also includes each event with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Fans can purchase through a cost savings monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 19,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2024 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on X/Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday April 13: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and High Sierra Wingless Spec Sprints | 21st annual Tribute to Al Hinds Saturday April 20: IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks | Tilford Tribute Saturday April 27: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars

 

 

Robert Ballou Records First Win of 2024 at Lawrenceburg Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the scheduled USAC National Series slate rained out, Robert Ballou and the Ballou Motorsports team made the decision to check out the reconfigured Lawrenceburg Speedway ahead of this weekend’s USAC National Series event. The trip paid off for Ballou as he raced his way to his first feature event win of the 2024 season.

“Last weekend I felt really good, we just had some bad luck get us, but luckily we maintained that speed this week and picked up a win,” Robert Ballou said. “Lawrenceburg Speedway underwent some off-season changes, so we wanted to take the opportunity to support the new group and get a look at the track before the USAC show this week.”

Ballou’s appearance paid off as the Rocklin, CA native got off to a quick start to his night and timed the Suburban Subaru/Deatons’s Waterfront Service backed No. 12 in 4th fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Ballou wasted no time jumping out to the lead as he worked around the famed high-banked facility. Picking up the win, Ballou transferred into the feature event where he ultimately took the green flag from the outside of the front row.

When the green lights flashed, Ballou slipped back to third officially, but the top-three ran nearly three-wide as they worked around the speedway.

Making a ton of grip in the middle of the speedway, Ballou was able to plant his right-rear and make traction as he sailed into the race lead on the fourth circuit.

Very good out front, Ballou was able to keep the field at bay as he led from the fourth lap on and claimed his first win of the 2024 season.

“We didn’t get off to a great start in Florida, but the last two weekends I have felt very good,” Ballou said. “A lot of people have been working very hard, and I am excited for our USAC season ahead.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., CORinstallation, Amy Gardner Roofing, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Walker Performance Filtration, Amsoil Inc, Murray’s Body Shop, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Inc., AO Designs, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Robert Ballou will be in action at Circle City Raceway on Friday night and with the USAC National Series at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 4, Top-10’s- 4

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.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Continues Marching Forward During World of Outlaws Features

Inside Line Promotions - COLCORD, Okla. (April 9, 2024) - Dominic Scelzi officially passed a combined 14 cars during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader last weekend.

Scelzi gained seven positions - tied for the fifth most - before finishing 16 th on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway and he hustled forward another seven positions - the second most - on Saturday at Arrowhead Speedway, where he placed 12th.

"Qualifying continues to be the thing that buries us," he said. "If we could just start in the first six rows I think we could race our way into the top five. Honestly, car-wise I don't think we've been better. If we could get ourselves to qualify better and start further forward I feel confident about running up front."

Scelzi opened Friday's Wildcat Showdown at the high-banked dirt oval near Osborn, Mo., by qualifying 13 th quickest in his group. He gained a spot in a heat race to end sixth and picked up a position for a third-place showing in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the back of the A Main. The night concluded with Scelzi maneuvering forward more than a half-dozen positions.

"For whatever reason I had to drive it different on the gas pedal because I couldn't get the RPMs," he said. "When I was in the grip I was bogging down. It'd almost make me tight because I couldn't get the tires spinning. I felt like I had a Knoxville gear in it. We found a couple of things on Saturday that helped."

Scelzi timed in 23 rd overall on Saturday to kick off the Jason Johnson Classic. He advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race before the solid performance in the main event on a track that took rubber, which made passing at a premium as the race went on.

"In the main event if it doesn't lay rubber or we got a few more laps I think we're running into the top 10," he said. "We were really, really good. Before it laid rubber I could pound the fence, run the bottom or drive through the middle. Once the rubber came in we still could get by guys. I felt a lot better in the car."

A change of scenery will take place this week when Scelzi will make his first start of the season in his home state of California on Saturday when he'll drive a car for Morrie Williams Motorsports during the Peter Murphy Classic at Kings Speedway in Hanford.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (23).

April 6 - Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 12 (19).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

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

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

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Returning as Crew Chief for Tim Estenson Motorsports and Aiming for 20-Plus Race Schedule Behind the Wheel

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 9, 2024) - The 2024 racing season will mirror last year for Jack Dover, who will spend another year as both a crew chief as well as a sprint car driver.

Dover returns as crew chief of Tim Estenson Motorsports a year after the team posted four feature triumphs - the first four of Tim Estenson's career. Additionally, Dover plans to pilot a winged sprint car for approximately 20-to-22 races.

"Just like last year, it's important for me to be able to still race," he said. "Last year I had a little more than two dozen starts and this year the plan is a few less races, but I'll be behind the wheel of my No. 53 for almost all of my races.

"Everything is staying the same with my program. I want to thank my sponsors for continuing to support me. One difference from last year to this year is we've talked about not having nights when both Timmy and I are racing. So for the 20-to-22 races I'll do my focus will be solely on racing that night."

Dover is hopeful to run a handful of races with the ASCS National Tour as well as make some 410ci winged sprint car shows. His season opener is slated for May 18 at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., during the 360 Sprints Special with the Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

"Every time I rolled my car out last year we were really strong," he said. "I've learned a lot from helping Timmy and I can relay that back to when I race. Any time we get the car out we'll be stronger than the last time we got it out."

Dover, who won twice last season, enters this year riding a winning streak of 19 consecutive seasons in winged sprint cars.

"I have the confidence we can at least win one or two to keep it going," he said. "I feel confident that even if I haven't raced in a month I can hop in the car and be competitive. We have a good program with great sponsors. I'm looking forward to when I do get the opportunity to race as well as helping Timmy's program."

UP NEXT -

May 18 at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., for the 360 Sprints Special with the Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

X: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Husker Diesel

Husker Diesel, which is based in Gretna, Neb., offers in-house fabrication and specialty TIG welding, general automotive diagnostics and repair, engine and transmission building, pulling and racing truck builds, custom exhaust, alignments for over-sized and custom off-road trucks, wheel and tire packages, suspension work, custom dyno tuning, performance parts and much more all under one roof. For more information, visit http://www.HuskerDiesel.com .

"Husker Diesel has been with our team for the last few years," Dover said. "I've known Jake, who is a head guy there for about 15 years, and I have built a friendship with Jess, the owner. We've all trbecome close friends and I'm grateful for the support of everyone at Husker Diesel."

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

 

 

Andy Forsberg Roughed Up At Asparagus Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking the 2024 Sprint Car Challenge Tour season off on Saturday night at the revamped Stockton Dirt Track, Andy Forsberg had a tough night as he failed to qualify for the night’s feature event.

“It was one of those nights you hope to forget very soon,” Andy Forsberg said. “Unfortunately, we seemed to have a bullseye on our car all night long, and we got turned a few times and it took us out of contention to qualify for the feature event.”

With 33 cars on hand to check out the newly configured Stockton Dirt Track and kick off the SCCT campaign, Forsberg’s night got off to a decent start as he timed the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in 10th fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Forsberg battled hard with Kaleb Montgomery as the duo struggled to find their footing as they exchanged the final transfer position a few times.

Getting up over the end of the final lap after mounting a serious bid for the fifth and final transfer position, Forsberg’s misstep saw Montgomery get away as he finished sixth and moved into the semi.

Lining up third in the semi, Forsberg’s adventures would continue. Working his way into second, contact ensued and sent Forsberg spinning in turn four, however the Auburn, CA driver was able to keep his machine fired as he drove out of trouble and still ran in third.

Two-laps later, more contact ensued and this time it resulted in Forsberg spinning to a stop in turns one and two, which relegated him to the back of the pack.

With just five laps left to race his way back into the Top-Four, Forsberg was able to pick up a pair of positions as he got into sixth, but as he pressured fourth and fifth on the final lap, he gave the sixth position up in turns three and four as he brought his night a close with a seventh-place finish.

“It was just one of those nights,” Forsberg said. “Luckily we didn’t get caught up in anything too major like some others did, but just frustrating.”

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, Western Traffic Supply, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Forsberg returns to action on Saturday night as he will head to Placerville Speedway and take part in the track’s first event of the season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Claims Xtreme Outlaw Midgets Top-10 at Sweet Springs

PETERSEN MEDIA- Resuming his rookie campaign with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series, Ashton Torgerson and his Keith Kunz Motorsports team picked up an 11th place finish on Friday night at US 36 Raceway before recording a Top-10 at the Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Saturday night.

Saturday night at Sweet Springs, Torgerson kicked the night off by timing his newly wrapped Safety-Kleen backed No. 67K entry in second fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Glendale, AZ driver picked up a third-place finish which put him in the fourth row to start the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Torgerson got off to a nice start as he quickly took over the sixth position, before making a bid for fifth on the third lap,

An exciting battle for a spot in the Top-Five saw Torgerson come up on the losing end as he settled into sixth where he ran for the sixth seven stanzas. Slipping back to seventh on the 13th lap, the youngster settled in, hit his marks, and capped his weekend off with a Top-10 by way of his seventh-place finish.

Checking in at US 36 Raceway in Cameron, MO on Friday night to open his weekend up, Torgerson got off to another good start as he timed in third fastest in his qualifying flight before pocketing a second-place finish in heat race competition.

Lining up seventh in the feature event, Torgerson didn’t quite have the run he had hoped for as he slipped back to 10th as the race came to life. Falling as far back as 12th at the halfway point of the feature, Torgerson was able to get right back into 11th where he went on to finish.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 19, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 7, Top 10’s- 10

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson will resume the Xtreme Outlaws schedule this week as he will be at Farmer City Raceway on Friday and Saturday, and both nights can be seen LIVE on DirtVision.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Austin Torgerson 15th at US 36 Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to get his feet wet in Midget action with Mounce-Stout Motorsports, Austin Torgerson scored a 15th place finish with the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets on Friday night before an opening lap wreck cut his night short at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Saturday.

Opening the double header weekend up on Friday night in Cameron, MO at the US 36 Raceway, Torgerson timed his entry in fifth quickest in his qualifying group.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, Torgerson’s fifth place finish was good enough to vault him into the feature event where he took the green flag from the 13th starting position.

When the race came to life, Torgerson spent much of the night holding his own as he raced in the Top-15. Getting into a few battles over the course of the night, Torgerson slipped back to 17th in the early goings of the race, and worked his way up to the 12th spot near the race’s halfway point.

Continuing close knit action on the bullring, Torgerson ran in 14th, until slipping back to 15th with just 10-laps left in the race. Continuing to gain confidence, Torgerson held the spot for the final laps, and accepted the checkered flag in 15th.

Traveling to Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Saturday night, Torgerson’s night was tough essentially from start to finish.

Timing in fifth fastest in his qualifying group, Torgerson lined up fifth in his heat race.

Running in fifth the opening trio of laps, Torgerson endured some contact from another competitors right rear which resulted in him falling back to last, before he rebounded to finish eighth.

Lining up 19th in the feature event, Torgerson’s 30-lapper was cut short in a hurry as he was collected in an opening lap accident that brought his night to a close.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson is scheduled to make his season debut in the family owned winged 360ci sprint car this Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Cole Macedo Stays Perfect With NARC; Wins Asparagus Cup


PETERSEN MEDIA- After outlasting the field to win a wild Mini Gold Cup during the Northern Auto Racing Club’s season opener back in March, Cole Macedo did more of the same on Saturday night to stay perfect with the series as he grabbed his second win in as many starts.

“It was another great night for the Tarlton Motorsports team,” Cole Macedo said. “We timed in well, and when you can do that it really sets the rest of your night up well, and we could then really focus on getting our car right.”

Earning quick time honors in his qualifying flight, Macedo then put on an entertaining show in his heat race on the newly reconfigured Stockton Dirt Track.

Working all over the ž mile, Macedo made a daring move on the final lap to secure the third spot coming to the checkered flag and that locked him into the Dash as well as the impending feature event.

Lining up on the pole of the Dash, Macedo got into an entertaining battle with DJ Netto for the top spot. With Netto ultimately getting the better of him, Macedo held on to finish second which did still put him on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

Going to work on the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/Executive Auto Sales entry before the feature event, Macedo felt comfortable as the race came to life.

The initial start was negated due to a caution, and when the second attempt went green, Macedo jumped to the early lead as he worked around the tricky track.

Unfortunately, this race played out like the Mini Gold Cup, with cautions and stoppages dominating much of the night. Able to keep his machine out front on numerous restarts, a red flag on the 28th lap brought the night to a close with the clock striking midnight locally.

Still out in front, Macedo successfully picked up his second consecutive win with the series.

“We ran second in the Dash, and Drew and the guys changed some stuff before the feature,” Macedo added. “We got the lead on the second start, and the raced played out in our favor. I knew traffic would be tricky after watching the 360ci race, but with how the flow ended up, we never really got into much traffic and it was essentially smooth sailing. I’m glad Tony and the staff at Stockton were able to get the race in, and I know they will work hard to get that place better for the next time we come back.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions, Executive Auto Sales, Durst, Tarlton Estate and Asset Management, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Willwood Brakes, Vortex Wings, and High Performance Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 3, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 3.

ON TAP: Cole Macedo returns to action on Saturday night in Hanford, CA 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.

 

 

Alex Pokorski plans full 2024 MSA slate, select 410 Sprint Car starts

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) April 10, 2024 – Coming off of a breakthrough 2023 Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car season, the Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team is gearing up to contest the full MSA schedule, while mixing in a handful of 410 Sprint Car events during the upcoming 2024 campaign.

The 2023 season saw Pokorski entrench himself as a top contender in the MSA and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car ranks in his fourth overall and second full-time season in the Sprint Car ranks.

Following a 2022 campaign that yielded a mixed bag of results, as well as a 15th place showing in the final MSA point standings and a 14th place finish in the PDTR points race, Pokorski took a big leap forward throughout the 2023 campaign displaying both speed and consistency in the seat of the Spyder Akright-owned Akright Auto Racing Team No. 4 360 Sprint Car.

Along with capturing his first career MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main victory at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, June 2, Pokorski tallied a total of 12 top-five, 21 top-10 and 23 top-15 A-main showings in 24 MSA events during his 2023 campaign. In addition, Pokorski collected four heat race victories and two fast qualifier awards in MSA 360 Sprint Car action.

After advancing from 14th in 2022 to fourth in the 2023 PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings and moving up from 15th to fourth in the final 2023 MSA 360 Sprint Car Series points race, Pokorski secured the 2023 Most Improved Driver Award in both PDTR and MSA competition.

In addition to another full season of MSA 360 Sprint Car action, Pokorski will dip his toes into the 410 Sprint Car waters by running 4-5 events in 2024.

The Akright Auto Racing Team’s first event of the 2024 season will mark Pokorski’s first career 410 Sprint Car start with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Series at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, April 20.

On Saturday, April 27, Pokorski will launch the 24-race 2024 MSA-PDTR campaign at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.

“The off-season has been a lot of work getting two cars together [360 and 410 Sprint Car], but we have been fortunate to have plenty of help,” Pokorski said. “We are planning to run the full MSA schedule as well as 4-to-5 IRA shows.

“My goals for the 2024 season are to improve on what we did last year, win a couple more races and get some experience in the 410,” he said.

In addition, Pokorski’s father, Paul, who wrapped up his stellar career as a regular full-time competitor at the conclusion of the 2021 season, is expected to make selected starts in the seat of Spyder Akright’s 53A PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car in 2024.

The 32-year veteran competed in 11 PDTR-MSA events during the 2023 campaign, posting one top-five, four top-10 and six top-15 A-main finishes to go along with one B main victory.

The highlight of Paul’s 2023 season was a third-place podium A-main finish at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Aug. 12. With Paul sharing driving duties with Spyder Akright, the 53A Akright Auto car finished 14th in the 2023 PDTR and MSA 360 Sprint Car point standings while competing in all 17 PDTR and 21 of 24 MSA events in 2023.

Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2024 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Countryside Designs, Goeden Auto Body, Petersen Septic Systems, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Professional Plating, Ace Hardware (Kiel and Sheboygan Falls locations), Cedar Valley Hunt Club, Real Estate Property Shop-Sue Erdmann, Bonafide Security Solutions, Novak’s Service Center, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

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With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on-site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

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Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
2024 Schedule
Saturday, April 20 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA 410)
Saturday, April 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, May 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, May 11 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, May 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, June 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Sunday, June 2 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (MSA 360)
Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, June 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, June 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, July 6 – Eagle River Speedway, Eagle River, Wis. (MSA 360)
Saturday, July 13 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Sunday, July 14 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (MSA 360)
Saturday, July 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Friday, July 26 – Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (MSA 360)
Saturday, July 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, August 3 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, August 10 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, August 17 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Friday, August 23 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, August 24 – To Be Determined (MSA 360)
Saturday, August 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Friday, September 20 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (MSA 360)
Saturday, September 28–Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)

Additional 410 Sprint Car races to be announced

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
Final 2023 Statistics

Total Events – 24
A Main Victories – 1
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 12
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 21
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 23
Heat Race Victories – 4
Fast Qualifier Awards – 2
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Points Finish – 4th
Midwest Sprint Car Association Points Finish – 4th

Paul Pokorski
Akright Auto 53A
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 11
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 4
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 6
Heat Race Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0
PDTR 360 Sprint Car Points Finish co-driving with Spyder Akright – 14th
MSA 360 Sprint Car Points Finish co-driving with Spyder Akright – 14th

 

 

Hagar Tackling Several World of Outlaws Races to Start Season

Inside Line Promotions - COLCORD, Okla. (April 8, 2024) - Derek Hagar is planning to pilot a Paul Hart owned sprint car, affectionately known as the Sonic Blaster, approximately 15 times this year with a variety of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Kubota High Limit Racing shows on the schedule.

The season began last Saturday at Arrowhead Speedway during the World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic.

"I felt like we were decent," Hagar said. "We're low on crew members so I was having to do everything myself. Being in a rush, I didn't have time to run air so we were rich on the motor so it wasn't running to the best of its ability in qualifying. It changed a bunch and we were way too rich."

Hagar qualified 30 th quickest and he finished where he started - eighth - in a heat race. He capped the night by advancing from 10 th to sixth place in the Last Chance Showdown, ending only two positions shy of transferring into the main event.

"We didn't qualify well or heat race well," he said. "We changed a bunch of stuff so the car would work and it was better in the LCS, but we didn't have the brakes to drive the car the way I wanted to.

"With these guys you have to be on top of your game from the time you unload. We'll regroup and get new brakes on the car this week. We got some things worked out and I feel confident going into Pevely."

The team returns to action with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., during the World of Outlaws Spring Classic. The tentative plan is to also race with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' the following weekend in Kentucky and Indiana.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 6 (10).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the World of Outlaws Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would like to thank Sonic of Dyersburg, Keith Jones Promotions, Boat Warehouse, West Tennessee Expediting, Inc., Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Venturing to 34 Raceway Saturday for Sprint Invaders Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 8, 2024) - Kaleb Johnson aims to get the 2024 season underway this Saturday during a Sprint Invaders show at 34 Raceway.

"It's exciting for sure," he said. "The plan was to go racing at the end of March and that didn't happen so that forced us to sit around for longer. The time off allowed us to prepare some things for the rest of the year though."

Saturday marks only the third career race at the dirt oval in West Burlington, Iowa, for Johnson.

"We raced there twice last year and didn't have the greatest results," he said. "We missed the show the first night and went backwards the second night. If anything that showed us things we shouldn't do there. I think we'll be more prepared and ready this time around."

The goal for Saturday is simply to knock the offseason rust off.

"We want to roll it into the trailer in one piece," Johnson said. "The first race of the year you just don't want to come home with a torn up race car. The biggest goal is to make it through the night without any issues."

Saturday will also be one of between one and two dozen 360ci winged sprint car starts this season as Johnson plans to spend approximately 75 percent of the 2024 campaign behind the wheel of his 410ci winged sprint car.

UP NEXT -

Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders

MEDIA LINKS -

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

X: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cressman Sanitation

Cressman Sanitation is a third-generation trash hauler in the Sioux Falls area now owned by Johnn Cressman. Cressman Sanitation's goals are to make each one of their customers happy and satisfied with their strong customer service, while taking care of their customer's garbage and recycling needs. For more information, visit http://www.cressmansanitationsf.com/ .

"Johnn has come on board to help us out tremendously," Johnson said. "It's pretty cool to see his business take off in recent years and he's giving back to racing. I feel blessed to have his support."

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Cressman Sanitation, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al's Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, Forged in Dirt and Team DGRD for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Victorious at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - COLCORD, Okla. (April 8, 2024) - Both Big Game Motorsports and David Gravel are inching closer to the coveted 100-victory mark with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Gravel captured his second triumph of the season last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo. Winning the Wildcat Showdown gave him his 90 th career World of Outlaws win, a feat only nine other drivers have accomplished. The victorious night marked the 96 th career trip into the World of Outlaws Winner's Circle for Big Game Motorsports.

"Things are rolling good," Gravel said. "It's hard to get things rolling when you race one time a week. Racing two times last weekend was good to get into the flow of things. It was a strong weekend."

The action on Friday began with Gravel qualifying fifth quickest. He advanced from third to second place in a heat race after another competitor in front of him was caught up in an incident. Gravel ended third in the dash to start the A Main on the inside of the second row.

"We had a little bit of luck in the heat race with (Bill) Balog getting into a lapped car to move us into a dash position," he said. "And then me falling to seventh on the start of the feature. It was a terrible start and I fell to seventh right away. Luckily there was a caution and we had a complete restart.

"I settled into fourth early before I picked off third and then I got second. A few laps later Sheldon (Haudenschild) got into the lapped car. I think we could have passed him without that incident. We were gaining on him and rolling good."

Gravel inherited the lead on Lap 21 and he held the point for the final 15 laps to score the victory.

The strong weekend continued on Saturday at Arrowhead Speedway, which hosted the World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic. Gravel established a new track record while setting quick time during qualifying. He then won a heat race before placing sixth in the dash.

"There wasn't any passing in the dash as it was top dominant," he said. "Luckily in the feature the bottom was the place to be in turns three and four. I got to fourth right away. There was a restart and I was able to get to third. Lapped traffic came about and I got to second. Then I paced Sheldon and tried to conserve my tires. I envisioned I was going to win that race, but I wasn't able get by him."

Gravel advanced for a runner-up result, which marked his fourth consecutive top-two performance and his sixth podium of the season to push his lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings to 40 points.

Next up for the team is the World of Outlaws Spring Classic this Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

"We have a lot of confidence going into the weekend," Gravel said. "I felt we were really fast last year at the Ironman and had a nose wing fall down on us. I'm excited to get back there. This weekend is usually a lot different than it is for the Ironman so you don't know what you'll get. Hopefully we can get two nights in."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

April 6 - Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the World of Outlaws Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

C&M Motorsports Brings 2024 To Life With Kaleb Montgomery at Asparagus Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making a couple of stars in the C&M Motorsports No. 7c over the last few seasons, Kaleb Montgomery got the nod to open the team’s season at the Asparagus Cup on Saturday night, and though the night didn’t go as planned, Montgomery was thankful for the opportunity.

“First and foremost, I am extremely grateful that Cody and Mandi gave me the opportunity to driver their car at the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s season opening event,” Montgomery said. “I didn’t do the team any favors in time trials, but Cody kept working hard to get me comfortable on the new track configuration all night.”

On the very slick confines of the newly shaped Stockton Dirt Track, Montgomery timed in 12th fastest in his qualifying group which lined him up in the third row of his heat race aboard the Lund Construction/Anrak/Sam Rhodes backed No. 7C.

With track work taking place after NARC time trials were completed, a tackier surface was offered up to the SCCT for heat races. Able to pick up one spot in his heat, the Templeton, CA driver finished fifth and transferred directly into the 30-lap feature event.

Lining up 19th on the starting grid, a lap two restart saw a mutli-car pile take place in turn four, and with nowhere to go to Montgomery was collected in the mess.

Able to restart, Montgomery went to work from the back of the pack and was able make some headway. Getting more and more comfortable with each lap, Montgomery pushed the limits a little too hard and blew the C&M Motorsports entry over the end of the speedway and opted to drive back to the pit area and call it a night.

“In the feature, we got rolling okay after the early wreck, and I started to get more and more comfortable,” Montgomery said. “I got a little too brave and got off the edge of the track and called it a night at that point. Very thankful to run with the C&M Motorsports team, and hopeful I can get another chance again soon.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Lund Construction, Anrak, Sam Rhodes, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, Kings Meats, American Paving Systems, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports will head to Placerville Speedway on Saturday to open the tracks’ 2024 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

 

 

Sean Becker 11th at Wild Asparagus Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Finally able to get back to racing action after unsettled weather in CA the last few weeks, Sean Becker and Bjork Motorsports battled with the NARC series on Saturday in Stockton, CA where ‘The Shark’ survived another wild feature event to tally an 11th place finish.

“I made a slight mistake in qualifying, but I thought we were going to pick up a heat race win and salvage the night but an untimely yellow kind of changed the complexion of the night,” Sean Becker said.

Timing the Bjork Motorsports backed No. 7B in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials, Becker lined up in the second row of his heat race. Jumping into third when the race went green, Becker figured the bottom groove out quickly and jumped into second and quickly began pressuring Willie Croft for the top spot. Getting under Croft on back to back laps, Becker looked to be ready to inch ahead and take the lead, but a caution flag paused the action and changed his night.

The double file restart put Becker on the outside and he slipped back to a fourth place finish which put him 16th on the starting grid in the feature event.

When the scheduled 30-lap feature event came to life, Becker tip-toed around the tight confines of the speedway as he looked to keep his nose clean and patiently work his way forward.

Slipping back to 16th early in the show as the chaos began, Becker was mired in traffic until a multi car wreck moved him into 12th on the 11th lap.

With a little more room to work now up in 12th, Becker was able to make a little progress as he worked his way into 10th, but another restart doomed him as he was on the outside and dropped back to 13th when the action resumed.

Running in 13th, Becker worked his way into 12th, and then 11th before the final red flag of the night flew on the 28th lap and the race was then deemed complete.

“After how I felt in our heat, I was confident heading into the feature, but we just struggled in the feature,” Becker said. “It was really tough to make anything happen, so we took what we could, and did our best to keep it in one piece.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 1, Top-10’s- 3

ON TAP: Becker at Bjork Motorsports will head to Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to give Sean a follow on Instagram at @BeckerRacing23.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Podiums with NARC and Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Asparagus Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Running double duty at the 2024 Asparagus Cup on Saturday night, Tanner Carrick showed out as he picked up third place finishes with both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the North Auto Racing Club.

“We had a really fast car in both divisions,” Tanner Carrick said. “Unfortunately I made a mistake in the 360ci feature that cost us some valuable track position late, and we were able to make some good headway and survive some chaos in the 410ci feature.”

Kicking the night off in 360ci action with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Carrick timed his CVC/Cemex/California Waterfowl backed No. 83T mount in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver did a nice job of maneuvering on the tight confines of the reconfigured Stockton Dirt Track as his second-place finish locked him into the Dash.

Pulling the five in the Dash, Carrick was able to make a couple swift moves in the six-lap shootout as he worked his way to a second-place finish and earned the right to start on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, Carrick settled into third as he chased after Justin and Sanders on the opening lap. As drivers worked to figure out the new layout, Carrick continued to run third as Dylan Bloomfield took advantage of cars getting out of shape and Carrick being forced to briefly check-up.

Still running in third, Carrick built his momentum back up and reclaimed the second position on the 19th lap. Chasing after Justin Sanders in the closing laps, Carrick would make a misstep on the 28th lap, and it allowed Shane Golobic to overtake him for the runner up position as he held on to the final spot on the podium.

In NARC 410ci action, Carrick was equally as strong as he timed in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials before his third-place finish in heat race action locked him into the feature event.

After a grueling 30-lap 360ci feature, Carrick hopped into his 410ci powered car and rolled off the starting grid from 12th. After the 360ci feature was on the lengthy side, the 410 feature dealt with the same fate with numerous stoppages plaguing the race’s flow.

Running mid-pack, Carrick was able to stay out of a couple multi car tangles in front of him and was able to race into third late in the feature event. One final red flag on the 28th lap did lead officials to calling the race at that time as Carrick was credited with a third place finish.

“Thanks to my guys for working so hard,” Carrick said. “Running two cars is never easy, and doing it on essentially a track we have never been to adds another element to it all. Happy to come away in one piece and with two podiums.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, California Waterfowl, Interstate Oil, D.R. Horton, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, TC Guide Service, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 8, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 8

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick returns to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

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

 


 

Justin Sanders Clean Sweeps the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Opener With Dale Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back in November, Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders closed out the Sprint Car Challenge Tour season in victory lane at Stockton Dirt Track. Fast forward to Saturday night, and the duo returned to a reconfigured Stockton Dirt Track to open the SCCT season and didn’t skip a beat as Sanders clean swept the night.

“Nobody really knew what to expect on a totally reshaped track, but it’s a testament to how hard Dale Miller works that we were so good all night long,” Justin Sanders said.

The Anrak/Thompson’s Family of Dealerships/North County Plastering backed entry didn’t miss a beat all night. After earning Sierra Foothills Wine Service Fast Time honors, Sanders charged from his second-row heat race starting spot to pick up the win which put him directly on the pole of the Dash with the new SCCT format unveiled in 2024.

Continuing to make adjustments for the revamped and considerably smaller Stockton Dirt Track, Sanders was stout in the High Sierra Industries Dash as he led all six laps and put his mount on the pole for the opening 30-lap feature event of the 2024 season.

Leading the field to green, Sanders biked up hard in turns one and two and gave the early lead to DJ Netto as he now found himself back in the second position.

Wasting no time getting the Triple X Race Co./Dale Miller Septic Inc./SmithTI backed entry wound back up, Sanders was able to race his way into the lead on the second lap, and never look back.

Stoppages did hamper the flow of the race, and when Sanders did get into traffic, conditions made it tough to navigate but it kept a buffer between himself and second.

A late restart did put the front runners back on Sanders’ rear bumper, but the Aromas, CA standout left no doubt as he raced his way on to the win, and secured a clean sweep of the night.

“It is good to get Dale and Tara Miller a big win like this,” Justin Sanders said. “We run a very limited schedule, so it is great that we are so strong when we are able to race together.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Anrak, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, North County Plastering, Triple X Race Co., Dale Miller Septic Inc., Smith Titanium, Frank’s Body Shop, Fisher Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Hair by Lovleen, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

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

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders will return to action in two weeks when the Sprint Car Challenge Tour heads to Merced Speedway.

 

Zearfoss adds to stat card with top ten in Osborn; Pevely double next up

Apr 8, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 8, 2024) – Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing padded their stat sheet yet again during the recent weekend, this time earning a top-ten performance at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5. Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z sprint car, finished tenth in his top-ten outcome, launching the Wildcat Showdown from 11th on the A-Main grid.

Although the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native was unable to repeat top-ten success the following evening at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, promise was still accomplished, timing in 18th-quick of 33 entries before locking into the $20,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic with fifth-place heat race outcome. The “Jonestown Jet” raced on to finish 17th from 18th on the grid.

Zeafoss finished third in his heat in Osborn; he was eighth-quick in his respective qualifying flight.

“We wanted to keep those top-ten results rolling into Saturday, but more are ahead..I’m sure of it,” Zearfoss expressed. “We’re excited to get back to Pevely. It’s tight and usually quick and anything can happen. We’d love to leave I-55 with some solid stats and even a win. This team deserves it.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
X: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

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

STATS:
2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stats:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 3

2024 WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked off 2024 World of Outlaws season with DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park (February 7-10); finished 18th, 19th, 13th, and 16th, respectively. Finished tenth at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, March 16. Climbed from 22nd to eighth at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, March 30 – earned KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished tenth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5.



 


Dietrich back on top at the Speed Palace; Tripleheader weekend in place
ByTyler Altmeyer
Apr 8, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 8, 2024) – It was an all-podium weekend in the Keystone State for “Double-D” Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, not only capping things with an impressive charge from 12th to third at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, but igniting the weekend with a victory at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, April 6. The win, a $6,000 triumph for the Gettysburg native, was accomplished from row six, utilizing a late race restart to steal command from Devon Borden.

As expressed, Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, earned his Port Royal victory with short time remaining, capitalizing on a caution with only three circuits left. A perfect restart ensued, sliding by Borden entering turn one.

It was Port Royal Speedway’s first 410 sprint car program of the season.

“Hats off to the tracks for adjusting start times and days to allow for two to be completed. We love to see it and it really worked out for everyone,” Dietrich was quick to express. “It was a great weekend for us. I think we were good enough to win at Lincoln on Sunday, but it’s always easy to assume. Hopefully the weather calms down and gives us the opportunity to race a full weekend without interruptions.”

COMING UP NEXT:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a full Central Pennsylvania slate on Friday through Sunday, April 12-14; Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway/Lincoln Speedway (TBD), and BAPS Motor Speedway.

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, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Blud Lubricants.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 10
Top-Tens: 10

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished fifth in each of his USCS/Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout (Volusia Speedway Park) starts on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27. Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on Sunday, February 25. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway start on Sunday, March 3. Won first main event of the season at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Opening Day program on Sunday, March 17. Finished second and third in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway on Friday and Sunday, March 22 and 24. Earned second victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 6; started 11th. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, April 7.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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X: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
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BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

Whittall earns top-ten in Sunday Lincoln visit; The Grove and Port Royal ahead
ByTyler Altmeyer
Apr 8, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (April 8, 2024) – A momentum shift, nonetheless, Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports ultimately turned their season around Sunday afternoon at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, doing so by not only earning a top-ten starting position in the $5,000-to-win main event, but finishing there, too. The Vincentown, New Jersey, native raced on to finish seventh from ninth; his first top-ten of the 2024 season.

Whittall, who finished 14th from 24th one day prior at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace,” kicked off Lincoln’s program with the 14th-fastest qualifying time of 31 entries, continuing preliminary competition with a runner-up finish in the second of four heat races.

“We needed that,” Whittall, driver of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, Milky Way Restaurant, No. 67 sprint car, expressed. “It’s been a pretty slow start to the year, but it doesn’t take much to kick up the momentum and turn things around. We’re hoping for an undisturbed weekend ahead…good weather and two, maybe three days of racing.”

ON DECK:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2024 campaign with upcoming starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, Milky Way Restaurant.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 1

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished seventh at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 7.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports
X: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.


 


Loss and JKL Racing work toward momentum shift in upcoming PA doubleheader
ByTyler Altmeyer
Apr 8, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

HANOVER, Pa. (April 8, 2024) – Despite having to wait an extra day to due Mother Nature’s inability to cooperate, the 2024 season continued as planned for Hanover, Pennsylvania’s JKL Racing and the “The Boss” JJ Loss, chipping another date off the schedule with a visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 7.

The team’s end result may have been outside of the top ten, but their overall effort was noteworthy, kicking off the $5,000-to-win program with the sixth-fastest time of 31 entries, driving on to finish fourth in their respective heat race. The Boss’ heat race effort was enough to automatically qualify for the early evening 30-lapper; he started 16th and finished 18th.

“It’s all about lap time,” Loss, ace of the Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, No. 67 sprint car, was quick to state. “We’re making progress and that all comes with lap time. I think the progress is only going to continue as the season really gets going. We’re already looking forward to Lincoln and BAPS this weekend, hopefully with no weather issues.”

ON DECK:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a Central Pennsylvania doubleheader, visiting Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14.

SPECIAL THANKS:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC

Product Support: Radical Race Gear, Competition Suspension Inc, Journey Transport, CR Helmet Graphics, Keizer Racing Wheels, Smith Titanium, Diversified Machine (DMI), DMY Performance, Moose Blocks, Randy’s Electrical

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Those seeking marketing opportunities with JJ Loss and JKL Racing can do so by contacting the team directly at jklracing67@gmail.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow JKL Racing online, as well as on social media:
Website: www.jklracing67.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JKLracing67
X: www.twitter.com/jklracing67
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jklracing67
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jklracing67
News: www.fullyinjected.com

 

Eliason and RSR prepped for High Limit Texas triple
ByTyler Altmeyer
Apr 8, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 8, 2024) – It was a one and done weekend for Cory Eliason and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR), and despite Mother Nature ultimately ruining their plans to join the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) at 34 Raceway on Saturday, April 6, their Friday agenda to battle the Greatest Show On Dirt went on as scheduled, eventually concluding the Wildcat Showdown at US 36 Raceway with an 11th-place score.

Eliason, driver of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, No. 8 sprint car, put on an impressive display to earn the aforementioned 11th-place outcome, improving eight positions from 19th on the grid. The Visalia, California, native is certainly no stranger to forward progress, perfecting a march from 15th to finish sixth at Williams Grove Speedway just one weekend prior.

“The weather hasn’t been helpful, but we were happy to get that one in at US 36 Raceway. We need to keep this momentum going before we get back to High Limit action in Texas,” Eliason explained. “Hats off to this entire team. We’ve been clicking really well and I’m sure that will transfer into the upcoming weekend.”

ON DECK:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason [No. 8] will continue their 2024 campaign with a High Limit Sprint Car Series Texas tripleheader on Friday through Sunday, April 12-14. The High Rollers will visit Texarkana 67 Speedway on Friday, April 12, Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 13, and RPM Speedway on Sunday, April 14.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted “Battle at the Bay” at East Bay Raceway Park with 19th-place finish on Monday, February 12. Finished ninth (HL) at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, on Thursday, February 22. Finished ninth in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree (WoO) on Monday, March 4. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 22. Earned first victory of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 24. Finished sixth from 15th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29.

Stats:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 2
Top-Tens: 5

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, Xpress Laundry, American Table, Rasmusson Service Center, Folkens Brothers Trucking, The P.O. Box, and The Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

Brown with speed in Jason Johnson Classic; Texas sweep on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (April 8, 2024) - In all, a sound evening in the Sooner State for “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing, continuing their 2024 agenda with the World of Outlaws-sanctioned Jason Johnson Classic at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6.

A top-ten starting position ultimately resulted in a top-ten outcome for the Higginsville, Missouri, native, commencing the $20,000-to-win program from the outside of two before finishing eighth at the final checkers. The multi-time Knoxville Raceway track champion and reigning 360 Knoxville Nationals champion earned his way onto row two by way of heat race victory, racing on to finish fourth in the evening’s dash. Brown kicked off the Jason Johnson Classic with the eighth-fastest qualifying time of 33 entries.

Despite slipping outside of the top five, the eighth-place result was a surefire momentum kick for Brian Brown Racing, already aiming big in an upcoming swing through the Lone Star State with the High Limit Sprint Car Series.

“A very productive night for our Caseys | FVP team,” Brown noted. “We felt well out of the box, and after making some great adjustments for qualifying, we got ourselves into the invert. The heat race win was big and it locked us into the dash. Our balance was just a touch off in the A-Main. Regardless, I’m very proud of a top-eight finish with the World of Outlaws. We have a big weekend ahead with three High Limit events in Texas. Definitely excited to see all the Andy’s Frozen Custard franchisees, and all their great people, Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a High Limit Sprint Car Series Texas tripleheader on Friday through Sunday, April 12-14. Brown will join the High Rollers at Texarkana 67 Speedway on Friday, April 12, Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 13, and RPM Speedway on Sunday, April 14.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, Hawk Hunting, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Everlast Welders, Walker Performance Filtration, System One, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

2024 BBR STATISTICS:
Wins: N/A
Top-Fives: 1
Top-Tens: 3

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2024 campaign with fourth and seventh-place finishes against World of Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals) on February 7-8. Finished eighth in the Jason Johnson Classic (World of Outlaws) at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
X: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

ABOUT CASEY’S:
Casey’s is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,300 convenience stores. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com, or in the mobile app.

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

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

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

ABOUT BRIAN BROWN RACING:
Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed 200+ total feature victories, as well as six track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.brianbrownracing.com.

 

 

Randall impressive in 2024 TKS debut; WoO double on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (April 8, 2024) - It was an impressive evening in the Show-Me State for Chase Randall and Mitchellville, Iowa’s TKS Motorsports, not only capping their evening at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, with a top-ten outcome, but doing so against the Greatest Show On Dirt - an effort that commenced from row 12. Head-turning, nonetheless, the start was TKS Motorsports’ first of the season.

Randall, ace of Troy and Tammy Renfro’s Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, No. 2KS sprint car, finished sixth the team’s 2024 World of Outlaws debut, battling ahead 18 positions to simultaneously lock down the program’s KSE Hard Charger Award. As noted, the “Quickest Chicken” started from row 12, earning his way into the Wildcat Showdown main event by way of Last Chance Showdown; he started ninth before finishing fourth - the final transfer position.

Randall and TKS Motorsports will return to the Show-Me State in less than a week, rejoining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in an I-55 doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13.

“We’re very proud of Chase [Randall] and what he was able to accomplish at US 36 Raceway,” Troy Renfro stated. “He never gave up and was able to make a great result out of a not-so-great situation. We’re confident only big things are ahead for this TKS Motorsports team. We’re going to roll into Pevely with a ton of confidence.”

ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will continue their 2024 campaign with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Online: www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online: www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at: www.dirtvision.com
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at: www.floracing.com

2024 STATS AND HIGHLIGHTS:

STATS:
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 1
Wins: 0

HIGHLIGHTS:
Rallied from 24th to finish sixth with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5; earned KSE Hard Charger Award for his efforts.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Serenity Custom Woodworking, Bush’s Chicken, Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, EZ Print, Norwalk Small Engines, Flying A Motorsports, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TKSMotorsports2KS
X: https://twitter.com/TKSMotorsports
News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

 

 

Schatz notches fifth top-five of WoO season at US 36; I-55’s Spring Classic commences Friday

2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 2nd | 1528 (-40)

Date: Friday, April 5th Event: Wildcat Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: US 36 Raceway (Osborn, Missouri) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (7th)

Date: Saturday, April 6th Event: Jason Johnson Classic Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Arrowhead Speedway (Colcord, Oklahoma) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (15th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 8, 2024) - Donny Schatz has been on a statistical tear thus far in 2024, and that proved to be the case yet again Friday night at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, where the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion finished second in the Wildcat Showdown, commencing the program from the inside of row four.

Although just shy of attaining the ultimate goal, Schatz, ace of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, No. 15 sprint car, certainly made things interesting, getting one last shot at eventual winner, David Gravel, in a restart with four circuits remaining. Gravel ultimately withstood Schatz’ last-ditch effort, outrunning the Fargo, North Dakota, native by just over a second.

Arguably, Schatz may have been in a better position to win if it was not for an A-Main open red.

“My guys did a great job,” Schatz said. “I felt like we were coming there in traffic, and that momentum kind of went away on the open red. We had to make an adjustment. That’s what you have to do. You have to go for it. We went for it, and it helped me in one corner and hurt me in the other.”

Unfortunately, Donny Schatz’ 2024 World of Outlaws top-ten streak came to an end Saturday at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, finishing 11th in the $20,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic. He advanced four positions after starting 15th, ending the program just short of an 11th consecutive top ten.

ON DECK: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1

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

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

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

2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: Races: 11 Wins: 1 Top-5s: 5 Top-10s: 10

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. BACK ON TRACK THIS SATURDAY AT MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY

(Chino, CA, April 5, 2024) For only the fifth time in his career, Eddie Tafoya Jr. will be competing at the Mohave Valley Raceway this Saturday, April 6th, when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series visits the fast 3/8 of a mile banked oval. It will be the first of two series appearances at the track that is located five minutes from the Colorado River and 20 minutes from downtown Laughlin, Nevada.

Saturday’s race will be the sixth for the series at the track promoted by second-generation racers Ron & Bill Meyer along with their families. Tafoya, who lives 240 miles southwest of the facility in Chino Hills, California, has competed there four times. The only series race he missed at MVR was 11 months ago when he was away competing at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway. His best finish of the four came in his initial outing at the track when he placed third on April 23rd, 2022. Six months later he came back to “Arizona’s Baddest Bull Ring,” and finished eighth.

In 2023 when Tafoya was back and forth between the Midwest and West Coast and was competing with the USAC National Sprint Car Series and USAC/CRA, he raced at the track on April 1st and October 13th. The now-veteran racer finished 12th and 13th. Neither finish was indicative of how the nights went. At the April 1st race, the 2019 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year turned in the third fastest time in qualifying in the 30-car field. He started sixth in his 10-lap heat and finished third. For the main, the pretty #51T started on the inside of row three and stayed in the top five in the early laps of the race. However, he slid to a stop in turn one and had to restart at the back.

After going to the rear for causing the yellow, Tafoya put on a show. Over the final 25 laps he passed more cars than any other driver in the race and ended up 12th.

When he returned last October he was quick again. After qualifying 10th fastest, he steered his eye-catching car to the win in his heat race. In the main, Tafoya drove to second three separate times. However, each time a yellow came out, the scoring reverted to the last completed lap and he went back to third. He was still third when a red flag halted the action. When the race restarted, Tafoya’s engine started to lay down and he wisely rolled it back to the pits to avoid damaging the bullet. He was credited with a 13th-place finish.

Tafoya looks to get his season righted this week at Mohave. Through the first three series races of 2024, he has been plagued by bad luck and his best finish has been a 12th. Thus, he is ranked 15th in points. Despite that, he has an excellent chance to climb several spots in the standings at this week’s race.

Gates at the popular track, which is located less than a half hour from downtown Laughlin, will open at 5:00 p.m. The first green flag of the night will wave at 7:00. Adult tickets are $25.00. For active military with proper id, it is $20.00. Kids 6-12 get in for just $15.00 and children five and under are free. It is cash only for tickets (no ATMs on site). Concessions, souvenirs, and the beer garden take cash or cards. For more information, the track website is https://www.mohavevalleyraceway.com/ and the office phone is (928) 346-6000.

After Saturday’s race, Tafoya will be in one of the Inland Rigging Cars for the season opener for the Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging at the Ventura Raceway on April 13th. He will follow that up with a USCS race the following week at the Bakersfield Speedway and will close the month in the USAC/CRA race at Perris Auto Speedway on April 27th.

Tafoya is always happy to meet the fans in the pits after every race. He will be signing autographs, posing for photos, and will also have his beautiful 2024 team shirts for sale. For fans who cannot attend the races, the team shirts are available at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE RETURNS TO ACTION SATURDAY AT STOCKTON – LEAVES FOR TEXAS ON SUNDAY

(El Cajon, CA, April 4, 2024) After a couple of weeks off, things are about to get busy for teen racing star Braden Chiaramonte. This Saturday he heads north for the opening round of the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Series at the Asparagus Cup on the recently renovated Stockton Dirt Track. Sunday morning he plans to catch a flight back to So Cal and then drive straight to Texas for Monday’s practice for the Third Annual TMS Micro Mania KKM Motorsports Challenge at Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway. However, potential rainy weather in the “Lone Star State” may force postponement of the important outlaw micro race.

If the schedule sounds busy, it was even busier until Thursday afternoon. Chiaramonte had planned on racing with the winged 360 sprint cars at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night. However, the famous track was pummeled by rain on Thursday. Mother Nature’s tear drops left the facility completely saturated. Combined with a sunless forecast and cold temperatures, there was no chance to get the facility dried out for Friday night and promoters were forced to pull the plug.

Last week’s rainout at Placerville means Saturday’s race at Stockton will be the first of the year for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. It will also be the first appearance at Stockton for Chiaramonte. While it will be his initial time at the facility, he will be on level footing with all of the other drivers as the track underwent a major renovation over the winter. Formerly a 4/10 of a mile track, the size has been reduced to a quarter mile with 9-degree banking in the turns. The reduction in size should make the racing much tighter and thus, more exciting for the fans. In addition, the racing surface has been brought closer to the grandstands giving spectators a much better view of the action.

The plan as of now is for Chiaramonte to fly home early Sunday morning after Stockton. The team will then head out with their car for the Micro Mania in Texas. Practice is scheduled for Monday with preliminaries taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The finals are slated for Thursday. However, predictions of possible thunderstorms and rain starting late Monday afternoon and lasting until the early morning hours of Thursday are putting the event in jeopardy. A decision should be made on Friday on whether the race will take place next week or be moved to a date later in the year.

Last season Chiaramonte shined at the Micro Mania race that is sanctioned by POWRi. Held in September, he dominated opening night by scoring a clean sweep being fastest in time trials, winning his heat, qualifier, and the main event. Going into the finale 24 hours later, he was the highest point driver of the 86 competitors on hand. That put him in the King of Texas Trophy Pool Shootout. The personable racer kept his perfect batting average intact when he started the night off by winning that short race to earn the right to start on the pole for the main.

Chiaramonte led the first six laps before slipping to second. From there he hounded the eventual winner all the way to the checkered flag. Thus, in six events (including qualifying) over the two days, he had five wins and a single second place.

On Saturday in Stockton, the gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and racing will begin at 6:00. Tickets for those aged 18-64 are $30.00. It is $25.00 for those from 5-17, seniors and military with i.d. It is free for kids 4 and under, and parking is free, too. The track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds at 1658 S. Airport Way in Stockton. The track's website is [StocktonDirtTrack.com]StocktonDirtTrack.com and the office phone is (916) 370-9417.

For full details on next week’s Micro Mania, please visit the event website at https://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/events/micro-mania/.

Good news from the Chiaramonte team is the fact that it has purchased a 410 engine from Sterling Cling Racing. The bullet, which should arrive on Friday, replaces the one that was damaged in the crash at Perris Auto Speedway on March 16th. The engine will be installed and ready when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Series races at Perris on April 27th.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tyner, and Keizer Wheels. If you would like to be a partner with one of America’s fastest-rising racing stars, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte via email at mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or by calling (619) 988-7563.

Braden Chiaramonte’s 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

 

 

LOGAN WILLIAMS IS UP TO THIRD IN THE USAC/CRA STANDINGS GOING INTO MOHAVE VALLEY

(Ontario, CA, April 2, 2024) Logan Williams, the youngest son of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rip Williams, continued his impressive early season form when he placed sixth in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series rain-shortened main event at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. The finish saw the softspoken Flowdynamics driver move from sixth to third in the series championship standings. This week Williams is headed back to the “Grand Canyon State” for round four in the series at the Mohave Valley Raceway.

Williams, who lives in Yorba Linda, California, went into the race on the banked 3/8 mile Cocopah oval fresh off a fifth place finish the previous week at Perris Auto Speedway. The Perris race also netted him the “In Memory of Jim and Chet Gardner Hard Charger Award” after starting 15th. Before that at the season opener, he finished seventh at Perris in February.

Williams, who has been driving the gorgeous Flowdynamics #5w since April of 2021, started the night off with his best qualifying effort of the young 2024 campaign when he went second fastest at 16.868. He followed that up with a sixth to second run in the second 10-lap heat race of the night.

With winds howling and rain fast approaching, Williams lined up on the outside of the third row for the 30-lap main event. Early on, he methodically worked his way forward and drove up to fourth. Running there for several laps, he challenged for the third place spot before eventually slipping back to sixth.

While he was still in the hunt for a top-five, the rain took over with 10 laps remaining. A red flag came out and the race was subsequently called complete with Williams sixth. The result gave him three top-seven finishes in the first three races of the year. Also, he has yet to finish in a worse position than he started in all three races.

As mentioned, going into Saturday’s race at Mohave Valley, Williams is third (tied for third) in the championship standings. He is a mere three-points out of second and only 10 markers behind the point leader.

Gates at the popular track, which is located less than a half hour from downtown Laughlin, will open at 5:00 p.m. The first green flag of the night will wave at 7:00. Adult tickets are $25.00. For active military with proper id, it is $20.00. Kids 6-12 get in for $15.00 and children five and under are free. It is cash only for tickets (no ATMs on site). Concessions, souvenirs, and the beer garden take cash or cards. For more information, the track website is https://www.mohavevalleyraceway.com/ and the office phone is (928) 346-6000.

Whenever you get the chance to meet the Flowdynamics drivers in person, be sure to visit them in the pits. They will be glad to sign autographs for you and each will have their fine-looking team shirts available.

If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West Coast’s most prominent sprint car teams in the 2024 season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., PurgePlugs.com, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, JFK Design Build, So Cal Racing Fuel, and Full Throttle Lift.

Matt McCarthy 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th B Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

Logan Williams 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through April 3

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 139; 2. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 128; 3. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 111; 4. Daniel "D.J." Estes Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, 104; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 96; 6. Robert Byrom, Benbrook, Texas, 89; 7. Carson Bolden, Quinlan, Texas, 84; 8. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 79; 9. Claud Estes, Godley, Texas, 78; 10. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, 73; 11. Trent Dixon, East Bernard, Texas, 72; 12. Conner Thomas, Post, Texas, 70; 13. Herbert Wood, Kennedale, Texas, and Philip Fessler, Yukon, Okla., both 66; 15. Chris Hinson, Hamshire, Texas, 65; 16. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, and Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 64; 18. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, 62; 19. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, and Randy Waller, Montgomery, Texas, both 61.

State Point Standings

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Petersburg, N.J., 39; 2. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 38; 3. Troy Betts, Middletown, Dela., 36; 4. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 35; 5. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 34; 6. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 33; 7. Darren Cox, Jackson, N.J., 32; 8. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 31; 9. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 30; 10. Tim Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 29.

Ohio – 1. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 40; 2. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 39; 3. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 38; 4. James Moore, Marysville, Ohio, 37; 5. Jaylynn Montgomery, Jackson, Ohio, 36; 6. Caleb Coffman, Proctorville, Ohio, 35; 7. Wyatt Justice, Stoutsville, Ohio, 34; 8. Blayne Ridgley, Bruceville, Ind., 33; 9. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 32; 10. Dave Pinkerton, Chillicothe, Ohio, 31

Oklahoma – 1. Danny Smith, Sapulpa, Okla., 39; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 38; 3. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 37; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 36; 5. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 35; 6. Seth Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 34; 7. Conner Thomas, Post, Texas, 33; 8. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 32; 9. Philip Fessler, Yukon, Okla., 31; 10. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 30.

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 40; 2. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 39; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 38; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 37; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 35; 6. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 33; 7. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 32; 8. Dylan Waxdahl, Hartford, S.D., 31; 9. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 30; 10. Brandon Bosma, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 29.

Texas – 1. Daniel "D.J." Estes Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, 104; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 102; 3. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 98; 4. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 96; 5. Robert Byrom, Benbrook, Texas, 89; 6. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 79; 7. Claud Estes, Godley, Texas, 78; 8. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 76; 9. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, 73; 10. Trent Dixon, East Bernard, Texas, 72.

 

 

Griffith Plumbing Services Bolsters Kody Hartlaub Racing
Team Turns In Another Late Rally in Latest Race at BAPS Motor Speedway

Abbottstown, PA – April 4, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kody Hartlaub built a successful 358 sprint car program in just a few years with a steady approach that included improvements both on and off the track, adding support and improving performance.

He is already on the same path building his 410 sprint car program.
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QUICK RESULTS

DATE: March 24, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Stats: 34 cars, Qualifying Heat 6th (6), B-main 2nd (2), A-main 14th (21)

BAPS RECAP

Sunday’s sprint car season opener at BAPS Motor Speedway was a story of survival for Hartlaub. A stay in the game, it’s not over til it’s over kind of day.

Hartlaub started 6th in his heat race, which was lined up based on timed hot laps. He claimed the 5th and final transfer spot on the opening lap and held onto it for three laps before Justin Peck battled by him to take it away.

A 6th place finish in the heat race put the Ninety Five Motorsports team in the B-main. Hartlaub raced a steady 2nd throughout that 10-lap event to earn the 21st starting spot in the 30-lap A-main.

Hartlaub made early ground in the feature race, cracking the top fifteen on lap six. He peaked on lap twenty-four in the 13th spot but settled for a 14th-place finish at the checkers.

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

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Ryan Robinson Steps Away From Racing; Jodie Robinson To Replace Him at Weiher Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Sitting out nearly all of the 2023 racing season to spend time with his new and growing family, Ryan Robinson was poised to reunite with Todd Weiher and run a limited local scheduled in 2024. Unfortunately, after enduring a hard wreck at Silver Dollar Speedway in mid-March, Robinson has made the decision to fully step away from racing after aggravating a previous injury.

“After the wreck in Chico, CA, I have made the decision to step away from driving,” Ryan Robinson said. “The most important things to me in my life are my family and my work, and with how susceptible I am to concussions and vision issues, its simply not worth it for me to continue racing. I always have and will always love racing. It has shaped me into the person I am today and has created many great memories and relationships. While it is a little hard to say this aloud, it’s also an easy decision to look out for myself and my wellbeing at the same time.”

Ryan Robinson was a driver to watch anytime he checked into the pit area from his time in Outlaw Karts, USAC Midgets, and into Sprint Cars. Growing up under Champion racer, David Robinson Jr, Robinson became a champion himself as he was the 2021 titlist with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour while driving for longtime friend, Todd Weiher.

During his younger days, Robinson had too hard crashed in a Midget that resulted in a pair of concussions, that also included temporary vision impairment. Following his wreck in Chico, CA, Robinson again was diagnosed with a concussion and had vision issues that lasted for nearly an hour, all of which led to him to make that decision.

“The impact from these crashed caused the retina to detach from the wall of my eye, and the gap it creates fills with fluid and leads to the vision issues,” Robinson added. “It always heals itself, but the scar tissue it creates does cause lasting issues that ultimately could lose to severe vision issues,” Robinson explained.

While he was excited for the idea of racing close to home in front of his new wife and 18-month-old daughter, Robinson is extremely thankful for all of the people who helped his career along the way.

“I have been extremely grateful to work with some amazing people in my career, and I am thankful for all of them,” Robinson added. “Some of these people include my wife Kylie, and our daughter, my parents, Guy and Cindy Morrison, Dave and Sandy Robinson, Judy Robinson, Papa Chuck, Barbera and Randy Bergem, Joedy Woodcock, Billy Bob, Devin, Dave, Greg, and Rico Abreu, Gonzalo Avecedo, Cheto, Factory QRC, Vern Morrison, John Boy, Bryan Bullard, Chad Ede, Pete Willoughby, Keith Kunz, Big Al, MOTI Coaching, Rod Tiner, Todd and Deawn Weiher, Leroy Stanton, Timmy McPeak, Dave Harvey, Alan Bradway, Tooch, Mike Phulps, Larry Antaya, Ryan Riley, and Rick.”

For Todd Weiher, racing with Ryan Robinson was something he relished and a stint in his time as a car owner that he will forever be thankful for.

“I’m not shy about it, but I love Ryan Robinson,” Weiher said. “I respect the heck out of his decision to sit out this past year to be with his growing family, and I respect his decision to put himself first and focus on staying healthy at this time. He is a ton of fun to race with, and we have some fond memories together that I will forever cherish, and with our new driver, I know he won’t be too far away.”

With Robinson vacating the seat, Weiher won’t have to change too many decals on his 14W machine, as he will turn to Ryan Robinson’s sister, Jodie Robinson to take over driving duties as 2024 will mark her return to racing.

“What can I say, there is something about the Robinson family,’ Todd Weiher said with a laugh. “I worked with David Robinson Jr back when, then obviously with Ryan, and now I have the chance to work with Jodie. She was extremely fast when she ran regularly, and I look forward to having some fun in 2024.”

The new dynamic will make their debut together on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, which marks the first of a 14-race schedule they have put together.

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Grossie Electric Inc., Pettibone Builders, Vintage Car Wash, Sipes CC, The Holman Family, Square Tires, Papa Chuck, Dave Harvey Trucking, and Morrison Concrete for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Weiher Racing and Jodie Robinson will be in action Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track.

 

 

Drivers-to-Watch: Wildcard Shuffle on April 5th & 6th at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

Dallas, TX. (4/2/24) Kick-starting an adventurous early season swing of action-packed headlining events, the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track will open 2024 with the excitements of high-octane wing sprint racing in the Wildcard Shuffle presented by Start2Finish TV on April 5-6 for fans of on-track adrenaline rushes.

An all-star lineup of drivers committed to compete at Texas Motor Speedway on April 5-6 is set include Danny Jennings, Brett Becker, Claud Estes, Wayne Johnson, Brent Marks, and Ryder Laplante all making the assurance of on-track action.

Additionally, a who’s-who tangent of top-notch talent also threw their names into the growing list of potential entries including John Carney II, Blaine Baxter, Colby Stubblefield, Austin Mundie, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Jeb Sessums, Marcus Thomas, Michelle Parson, Harley White, Noah Gass, Matt Etzemiller, Jeff Day Jr, Emilio Hoover, Chris Windom, and Austyn Gossel.

Opening 2024 with the “Wildcard Shuffle” on April 5-6, Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track will welcome the fast-paced 410-Wing rumblings of the POWRi & Elite Outlaw Sprints running in conjunction, the thrills of the Oil Capital Racing Series, as well as the USRA Factory Stocks in exhilarating support division, on both Friday and Saturday night for high-octane on-track excitement.

Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6 | Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
Drivers Registration: 2:00-5:30 PM
General Admission: 5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Engine Heat: 6:00 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing to Follow

General Admission: $35.00
Pit Passes: $45.00

All-encompassing exclusive content, LIVE and ON-Demand Streaming, and original programming on a growing network is just a click away with Start2Finish | www.s2ftv.com.

Details about Texas Motor Speedway including the Dirt Track can be found online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Facebook at POWRi.

For more information about the Oil Capital Racing Series, including schedule, rules, and driver information, please visit www.ocrsracing.net and follow along on major social media platforms.

 

 

2024 SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS SCHEDULE, PURSE INCREASES REVEALED

ST. MARYS, Ont. (April 3, 2024) – Southern Ontario Sprints officials are pleased to announce the 2024 series schedule, along with the championship points fund, and increased event purses.

2024 SCHEDULE
The 27th SOS season will bring the series to five tracks; Merrittville Speedway, Southern Ontario Motor Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, and Humberstone Speedway in Ontario, and Ransomville Speedway in New York.

Merrittville will host four SOS events, including the season-opening Spring Sizzler on April 20, and the Gary Cunningham Memorial in June. Extra cash will again be on the line in the Cunningham Memorial, with lap sponsors and various other extras. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details!

Three visits to Southern Ontario Motor Speedway (South Buxton) are highlighted by a co-sanctioned event with the Great Lakes Super Sprints in July, and a Sprint Car doubleheaders with the Ontario Traditional Sprints series in June and September.

The July SOMS event is preceded by two big Thunder on the Grand events at Ohsweken, while the SOS will again be a part of Northern Sprint Car Nationals weekend in September. The Southern Ontario Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, Empire Super Sprints, and Ohsweken's 360 Sprint Car division are all involved as co-sanctions for the Ohsweken events.

The lone trip across the border for the SOS will occur at Ransomville in August, and the trip will be a lucrative one with the purse being paid in US funds. Many drivers and teams from Western New York have supported the SOS series from day one, making the trip an opportunity to reminisce with old friends as well.

The season is scheduled to conclude with a pair of events at Humberstone in October for another edition of The Fall Classic.

2024 PURSE INCREASES
Thanks to the generosity of Nitro 54 Variety and Tammy Ten Media, the standard Southern Ontario Sprints race night purse is set for a significant boost. Each A-Main starter will earn at least $350, and the winner will earn at least $2,500.

The Gary Cunningham Memorial at Merrittville will pay $3,000 to the winner, with other bonuses yet to be announced. Nitro 54 also has a hand in some big paydays at Ohsweken, including $20,000-to-win for the 20th running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals.

2024 POINTS FUND
The top ten finishers in the SOS championship standings will each earn a share of the $7,000 points fund thanks to Hoosier Tire Canada. The 2024 SOS champion will be awarded $1,100, while each top ten finisher will take home at least $500. Drivers must compete in at least 80% of the SOS schedule to be eligible.

2024 SCHEDULE - Nitro 54 Variety Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Tammy Ten Media
(Subject to Change)
Saturday, April 20 - Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, ON) - Spring Sizzler
Saturday, June 15 - Southern Ontario Motor Speedway (Merlin, ON) - w/OTS
Saturday, June 22 - Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, ON) - $3,000-to-win Gary Cunningham Memorial
Thursday, July 11 - Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, ON) - $5,000-to-win Thunder on the Grand
Friday, July 12 - Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, ON) - $10,000-to-win Thunder on the Grand
Saturday, July 13 - Southern Ontario Motor Speedway (Merlin, ON) - w/GLSS
Saturday, July 20 - Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, ON)
Friday, August 16 - Ransomville Speedway (Ransomville, NY)
Saturday, September 7 - Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, ON)
Friday, September 13 - Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, ON)
Saturday, September 14 - Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, ON) - $20,000-to-win Northern Sprint Car Nationals
Saturday, September 28 - Southern Ontario Motor Speedway (Merlin, ON) - w/OTS
Friday, October 4 - Humberstone Speedway (Port Colborne, ON)
Saturday, October 5 - Humberstone Speedway (Port Colborne, ON

About: The Southern Ontario Sprints series sanctioned its first race in 1996, making it one of Canada's longest-running motorsports sanctioning bodies. The Nitro 54 Variety Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Tammy Ten Media 2024 schedule will see the organization competing at five racing facilities in Canada and the United States. Visit www.southernontariosprints.ca for more information and news for the traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada

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The Numbers Add Up: PASS Is Rocking In 2024

The River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series isn’t usually like NASCAR, starting the season with its biggest race, but thanks to last weekend’s rainout at Path Valley Speedway and last October’s weather issues at Port Royal Speedway, that’s what’s happening in 2024.

The new season gets underway Saturday at Port Royal with the 12th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, postponed from 2023 to become the ultimate season opener in 2024. The race has received a significant sponsorship boost from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and the division is sponsored at Port Royal by Penns Valley Meat Market.

With nearly a week before the green flag, the preregistration (entry) list has topped 50 and may be headed toward one of its highest totals ever. With 410 sprint car racing also on tap, plus that many IMCA/RaceSaver sprinters fighting for a spot in the KRC starting field, this is a day of racing not to be missed.

Even if this wasn’t the Keystone, though, all signs point to this beginning a banner season for IMCA/RaceSaver racing with River Valley Builders PASS.

As of the end of March, 65 teams had registered as “active” for the year and put forward a prospective schedule (even if that schedule includes only the KRC or another race for travelers), and the quality is high in those numbers. Last season, 109 teams took part in at least one PASS program. Of those, 26 ran 10 or more races, and 24 of those teams are already registered to return this season, including the entire top 20 in 2023 points. Of 48 teams that ran five or more races, 40 have indicated they will return. In both cases, more may follow.

55 of the 65 registered teams ran at least one PASS race last season. Of the remainder, four are rookies (there is a fifth rookie who ran a single race in 2023), and six are veterans who have raced with PASS before but didn’t do so last year. Half of those are former PASS regulars, with the others being travelers from other IMCA/RaceSaver regional groups.

Many of the occasional PASS entrants are regulars in those other series, particularly the Laurel Highlands Spring Series (the western part of Central Pennsylvania), the Mid Atlantic Sprint Series (New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Pennsylvania), the Virginia Sprint Series (which also runs in Maryland and North Carolina), and the Allegheny Sprint Tour (far Western Pennsylvania). Since IMCA/RaceSaver rules are pretty standard, drivers have also come from Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, Georgia, and even Texas.

PASS events are all by invitation and travelers are always welcome to register, but the loyal RaceSaver regulars are the core of PASS’s success, which makes this season’s high team return race so meaningful.

“This shows that our drivers understand that River Valley Builders PASS has a formula that works for them,” said Series Director Rod Ort. “The common-sense rules and fair enforcement, and the equitable purse structure have kept RaceSaver healthy while others might be struggling.

“The Pennsylvania Game Commission involvement is a good example. They added significantly to the purse for the KRC, but instead of putting it all in the winner’s payoff, we divided in up through the entire field. The winner of this race gets $1000, and last place gets $500, so everybody benefits.The non qualifiers feaure pays $300 to win and $150 to start giving 50 teams a meaningful feature event.

“It keeps competition close, and it keeps teams coming out, for big races like the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, and for every other show on our schedule,”

(Schedule note: Because this weekend’s Keystone RaceSaver Challenge is a make-up date from last year’s postponement, it is one of two KRC events to be run this season. The 2024 edition of River Valley PASS’s biggest race will be run at Port Royal on Saturday, June 29.)

PASS is dedicated to the heritage of RaceSaver with stable and enforceable rules, consistent rules application and fair purse distribution paying 24th place one half of first place. Learn about our policy and how to support the series at pasprintseries.com and the heritage of RaceSaver at frenchgrimes.com. We're on social media at Facebook and X.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2024

Twenty five teams have nominated for the Grand Final of the 2023-24 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series – at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night.

The list is headed by series championship leader Dayne Kingshott and defending series champion James Inglis.

Kingshott heads into the final round with a 64-point buffer over Inglis, putting him in the box seat for his maiden championship win.

Given the way the championship points work, all he has to do is qualify and start the car in the 30-lap feature race – no matter where Inglis finishes in the final – and the championship is his.

However given the nature of sprintcar racing, assumptions will not be made, as all drivers and teams look to end the massive season of racing with a bang.

Drivers who finish in the top 20 for the overall series will share in $87,000 in bonuses at the May awards night – including $24,000 to the championship winner.

Second place receives $11,000, with $7000 to third, $6000 to fourth and $5500 to fifth.

On top of that another $6000 is on offer for the top three in a mini-series that rounds out season – the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown – that kicked off with the first two rounds at Bunbury Speedway and the Perth Motorplex last weekend.

The leading pointscorer in the triple crown, which also concludes this Saturday night, will receive $3000, with $2000 to the runner up and $1000 for third.

Just two points separates Jason Kendrick and Kingshott after the first two rounds of the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown were contested last weekend.

Kendrick, thanks to his win at Bunbury Speedway on Friday night and sixth at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, has 288 points heading into this Saturday night’s final round.

Kingshott, who was seventh on Friday night and then took the win on Saturday night, is only two points back on 286.

Third place is occupied by Kaiden Manders who has sixth on Friday night and then second on Saturday, for 284 points.

James Inglis, thanks to a second and a ninth is fourth on 278 points, just ahead of Andrew Priolo who was fourth on Friday night and eighth on Saturday, for 276 points.

Round 18 nominations: Dayne Kingshott, Callum Williamson, Cameron McKenzie, Todd Davis, Rod Howe, Andrew Priolo, AJ Nash, Jason Kendrick, Myles Bolger, Jason Pryde, Jamie Veal, Daniel Harding, Trent Pigdon, Jack Williamson, Taylor Milling, James Inglis, Aaron Chircop, Tim King, Kaiden Manders, Jaydee Dack, Brad Maiolo, Kris Coyle, Brock Francis, Matthew Cross and Jamie Maiolo.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series top 20 after 17 of 18 rounds: Dayne Kingshott 2674, James Inglis 2610, Brad Maiolo 2514, Jamie Maiolo 2464, Kris Coyle 2428, Kaiden Manders 2424, Jason Kendrick 2400, Taylor Milling 2344, Andrew Priolo 2292, Jason Pryde 2278, Callum Williamson 2166, Trent Pigdon 2084, Ryan Lancaster 2004, Jaydee Dack 1910, Cameron McKenzie 1790, Jack Williamson 1408, AJ Nash 1402, Kye Scroop 1309, Ken Sartori 1248, Brock Kenny 1214.

Triple crown points after two of three rounds: Jason Kendrick 288, Dayne Kingshott 286, Kaiden Manders 284, James Inglis 278, Andrew Priolo 276, Taylor Milling 264, Kris Coyle 256, Cameron McKenzie 254, Brad Maiolo 254, Jamie Veal 254, Jason Pryde 252, AJ Nash 250, Jamie Maiolo 242, Jarrin Bielby 242, Trent Pigdon 190, Ryan Lancaster 144, Callum Williamson 144, Myles Bolger 124, Brock Francis 122, Jaydee Dack 120, Dylan Menz 120, Daniel Harding 118, Todd Davis 116.

 

 

TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall to commence 2024 season with IRA/MOWA double at 34 Raceway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (April 3, 2024) - Despite much of their March agenda getting ran off by Mother Nature, TKS Motorsports and Waco, Texas, wheelman Chase Randall will finally have an opportunity to commence their 2024 campaign, set to join the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series (IRA) and Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) in a 34 Raceway doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

Dubbed the 410 Sprint Car Challenge, the two-day West Burlington, Iowa, invasion will not only activate TKS Motorsports’ 2024 slate, but it will also open the IRA season, as well as the MOWA season; the only place to be for Iowa’s diehard open wheel enthusiasts.

“We’re ready to get this season going,” Troy Renfro, owner of the TKS Motorsports, Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, No. 2KS sprint car, stated. “We had a lot planned for March, but with the weather so iffy on many of those occasions, we felt it was better just to stay home and get things ready for April. Two days at 34 Raceway will give us the shakedown we need.”

Following their visit to 34 Raceway, TKS Motorsports and Randall will head south into the Show-Me State, anxious to tackle the highbanks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, for back-to-back nights of World of Outlaws competition. The two-day Spring Classic will award $12,000-to-win each.

Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will commence their 2024 schedule the following weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 19-20.

ON DECK: TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will commence their 2024 campaign with an IRA/MOWA doubleheader at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Online: www.floracing.com Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online: www.dirtvision.com Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at: www.dirtvision.com Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at: www.floracing.com

2024 STATS AND HIGHLIGHTS:

STATS: Top-Fives: N/A Top-Tens: N/A Wins: N/A

HIGHLIGHTS: N/A

SPECIAL THANKS: Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Serenity Custom Woodworking, Bush’s Chicken, Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, EZ Print, Norwalk Small Engines, Flying A Motorsports, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

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Racing Optics named Dash Presenting Sponsor for 36th Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ATTICA, Ohio (April 2, 2024) - Racing Optics, an optics industry leader that specializes in multi-layer laminated tearoffs, will continue its affiliation with the 36th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products as the official presenting sponsor of the evening’s Toyota Dash. Padding a longstanding tradition, Racing Optics’ affiliation with the Brad Doty Classic spans nearly two decades, celebrating 17 years as a major partner in 2024.

Contested at the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing,” and once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the 36th Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products will stir up Attica Raceway Park headlines on Tuesday, July 16. The event will feature a full World of Outlaws program including qualifying time trials, heat races, Toyota Dash presented by Racing Optics, Last Chance Showdown, and of course, a 40-lap main event awarding $15,000-to-win.

“As racers, Bart Wilson and his family knew there was a need for a better tearoff, and what they developed was, and is by far, the best tearoff in the world,” said Brad Doty, co-promoter of the Brad Doty Classic. “Not only are they used in all forms of short track racing, but they are also utilized in NASCAR and IndyCar, as well as an array of other industries. I just wish Racing Optics tearoffs were available when I was racing…it must be nice to be able to see what is in front of you, especially in heavy traffic when the mud and dirt is blasting your face shield.”

Stemming from Orange County, California, before making the move to Las Vegas, Nevada, Racing Optics has been a fixture in the motorsports industry since 1999, continuously expanding its market reach while quickly becoming the country’s top developer and provider of multi-layered laminated tearoffs. Boasting a strong pedigree of safety, performance, and productivity, all of which influenced by company founders Bart, Steve, and Seth Wilson, Racing Optics eventually expanded their reach into the military and medical industries, utilizing diversification to develop multiple divisions including RO Tactical, RO Medical, RO Industrial, RO Windshield, and RO Protective.

Today, Racing Optics stands out as a necessity at all levels of motorsports, providing protection and visibility to competitors ranging from the local weekend warrior to NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula 1.

“We are very fortunate that Racing Optics has been a faithful partner and has chosen to have their name and logo associated with this event for 17 years,” Doty added. “They help make this event a reality.”

The newest edition of the Brad Doty Classic will feature the Greatest Show On Dirt for the 19th time in the event’s history. With Mother Nature only interfering twice, 33 Brad Doty Classics have been contested with 25 different winners crowned, most recently NASCAR Cup Series champion, “Yung Money” Kyle Larson, who secured his third Brad Doty Classic championship with a perfect 40-lap performance on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. Impressive enough, Larson’s 2023 Brad Doty Classic triumph was a second consecutive - a feat no driver, not even “The King” Steve Kinser, has ever achieved.

ABOUT RACING OPTICS:
Racing Optics Inc was founded in 1999 in Orange County California and is now located in Las Vegas Nevada. The company has continued to expand into other markets building on the legacy of the Wilson Family in racing.

The Wilsons have deep motorsports roots, going back to the 1940s when Dempsey Wilson, Bart and Steve’s father, began building and racing roadsters. Dempsey progressed to compete in the Indy 500, alongside many of the greats like AJ Foyt and Parnelli Jones. Dempsey was also a founding member of SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association). With the family’s competitive spirit driving their success, the Wilson brothers combined their expertise in optics with their racing heritage to revolutionize the way motorsports racers maintain clear vision.

Racing Optics multi-layer laminated-tearoffs have become a fixture in professional and competitive racing alike, championed by legends like Tony Stewart, Ricky Carmichael and countless other winners.

For more information, visit Racing Optics online at www.racingoptics.com.

TICKETS:
Reserved seats for the 36th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, are now available and can be purchased online via www.atticaracewaypark.com or by clicking here.

ADDITIONAL RACING OPTICS MEDIA:
X: https://twitter.com/RacingOptics
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/racingoptics/
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ADDITIONAL BRAD DOTY CLASSIC MEDIA:
X: www.twitter.com/braddoty18
Facebook: www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark
X: www.twitter.com/atticaracewyprk
Instagram: www.instagram.com/attica_raceway_park

BRAD DOTY CLASSIC WINNERS:

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

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

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK
2016 - Donny Schatz (3)
2017 - David Gravel
2018 - Donny Schatz (4)
2019 - Brock Zearfoss
2020 - Kyle Larson
2021 - Spencer Bayston
2022 - Kyle Larson (2)
2023 - Kyle Larson (3)

 

 

Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing Score Career Best Finish in 410 Sprint Car Action
 

Mechanicsburg, PA – April 2, 2024

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing took a major step forward in their rise to the 410 Sprint Car ranks as the Newville, PA native brought home a career best 17th-place finish on Friday at Williams Gove Speedway.

A planned doubleheader in the winged and wingless sportsman on Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway ended up cancelled because of inclement weather.

“We were at the Grove on opening day, but with a tough pill draw and tougher track conditions I felt like this was a first real crack at the track,” said Jackson. “This time around was a much better experience and while the finish could have been better, we made another show and we’re continuing to learn and grow.”

A total of 27 410 Sprint Cars attended the famed Mechanicsburg track on Friday and Jackson kicked off the night by finishing third in a heat race. As a result, he was able to lock into the night’s A-main event with the eighth starting position.

“There were a lot of good drivers in the heat race, and we were able to run in second for quite a bit and we did more than hold our own,” he said. “I think lack of experience cost us a little bit, but of course I’m still learning, and we need nights like that to move forward as a team.”

Jackson ran consistently in between the ninth and 12th position for a majority of the feature event. However, several frequent cautions early in the event didn’t allow for the opportunity to make consistent laps or to get in a rhythm. As a result, he settled for a 17th place finish, which earned him his first career top 20 finish in the 410 Sprint Car ranks.

“I think we had maybe a 12th place car honestly, but the cautions really hurt our ability to get in a rhythm and it was just tough,” said Jackson. “I think one of the biggest obstacles I have to overcome is restarts and being in dirty air. Inexperience played a part in us maybe not showing all that we could, but overall, it was a decent night.”

Jackson will return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa on Friday to compete in 410 Sprint Car action before making his second start of the season at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA on Saturday.

With tough weather conditions playing spoiler for much of the early season in Central Pennsylvania, Jackson and Hess are optimistically looking forward to the opportunity of a two-race weekend to help continue to speed up the learning curve of taking on a new division of Sprint Car racing.

“We found a few small issues with the car since the last time we raced at Lincoln, but we feel like we’re better prepared this time around,” said Jackson. “Obviously Mother Nature hasn’t been anyone’s friend in the area so far, but just having multiple options in the area is a plus and was a huge selling point in us moving to the 410 ranks. The best way to learn is to keep making laps and I’m optimistic and excited for what’s to come!”

WEEKEND RESULTS

March 29 – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA – Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 17 (8).

SEASON STATS

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

UP NEXT

Friday, April 5th, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday, April 6th, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

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Dominic Scelzi Gains Dozen Positions During World of Outlaws Show in Kansas

Inside Line Promotions - PARK CITY, Kan. (April 2, 2024) - Dominic Scelzi tied for the second-most positions gained during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event last Saturday at 81 Speedway.

Scelzi charged from 23 rd to 11 th in the World of Outlaws Wichita Sprint Car Showdown feature during the lone World of Outlaws race of the weekend after Friday's race at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Okla., was cancelled because of high winds.

Scelzi opened Saturday's program by qualifying 14 th quickest in his group. He then finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race to line up in the fourth row in the Last Chance Showdown. Scelzi quickly advanced to sixth before using a strong restart to power into a transfer position as he finished third, moving himself into the back of the main event.

"We've been working really hard, but we don't seem to have the mile per hour until the track slicks off," he said. "I feel really good in the car. We have a good balance and we've been racing strong. We're way better than our results have shown."

Scelzi gained a few positions early before bringing out a caution, which forced him to restart at the back of the pack.

"We got into an infield tire early and that bent the front axle back," he said. "We were able to recover and get through the field. I could run the top or the bottom. I felt really maneuverable. Whenever the car in front of me went to the bottom I went to the top and vice versa. We have a great balance."

Scelzi overcame the incident by hustling to an 11th-place showing, which tied his season-best run with the World of Outlaws.

Another weekend in the Midwest is on tap featuring World of Outlaws races this Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., during the World of Outlaws Wildcat Showdown and Saturday at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla., during the World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic.

Scelzi placed 14 th during his only appearance at U.S. 36 Raceway in August 2020. Saturday will mark his debut at Arrowhead Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 30 - 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 3 (8); Feature: 11 (23).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., for the World of Outlaws Wildcat Showdown and Saturday at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla., for the World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Post Podium Performance at 81 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PARK CITY, Kan. (April 2, 2024) - David Gravel guided Big Game Motorsports to its second straight runner-up result last Saturday during the World of Outlaws Wichita Sprint Car Showdown at 81 Speedway.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series weekend was cut in half after Friday's show at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Okla., was cancelled because of high winds.

Gravel was efficient throughout Saturday's event as he qualified second quickest in his group and won a heat race to advance into the dash. A fourth-place showing in the dash lined him up on the outside of the second row in the main event.

"I thought we were pretty good every time we hit the track," he said. "I was happy with our qualifying lap and I felt I showed the guys where to run a fast lap. In the heat race we ran really well and we dashed pretty well. I wasn't able to gain any spots, but I was really close to third.

"In the feature I was able to get to third right away. From there it was kind of hard for me to get to second. When I did the caution came out and I lost second on the restart to Donny (Schatz). I could pace him good. He got off the top with one lap to go and I was able to get a run on him and pass him on the last lap."

The second-place outing was the team's fourth podium and seventh top five of the season.

"I didn't put myself in position to challenge for the win," he said. "The week before I was a little bit too late. On Saturday when I did get to second I had a bad restart and should have done something different. Sometimes you'll have that. Overall, it was a good night."

Gravel leads the World of Outlaws championship standings by 18 points heading into two more races in the Midwest.

U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., hosts the World of Outlaws Wildcat Showdown on Friday with Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla., showcasing the World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic on Saturday. Gravel placed third at U.S. 36 Raceway last year. Saturday's event marks his debut at Arrowhead Speedway.

"I'm eager to get back to U.S. 36 and get some redemption, and I hear good things about Arrowhead," he said. "I'm excited to go to a new track and see what it brings."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 30 - 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., for the World of Outlaws Wildcat Showdown and Saturday at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla., for the World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Blackjack advances ten positions at 81 Speedway; Jason Johnson Classic ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (April 2, 2024) - Saturday’s visit to 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, was complete with not only persistence, but perseverance, as “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing were forced to turn a poor situation into a good one, climbing ten positions to do so before eventually concluding the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series appearance with a 14th-place score from row 12.

Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, was forced to start 24th after missing a transfer position in his respective heat race. The Higginsville, Missouri, native drove on to finish fourth in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown, ultimately qualifying for the 30-lap finale.

Although a double planned, Brown’s weekend was actually cut short, as World of Outlaws competition was canceled at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on Friday, March 29 - windy conditions being the culprit.

“Just so very proud of my whole Casey’s | FVP team,” Brian Brown stated. “We were off to start the night, but we kept our heads down and made some great adjustments after the heat. We got the car where it needed to be for the A-Main.

“We were charging through there and got up to ninth from 24th. Unfortunately, I got greedy and tried to get closer to the big tractor tires on the inside of the track and hit one. That did damage to the drag link and front axle…we were lucky to finish 14th after the contact.”

ON DECK: Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series appearance at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6. Saturday’s Jason Johnson Classic will award a $20,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, Hawk Hunting, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Everlast Welders, Walker Performance Filtration, System One, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

2024 BBR STATISTICS: Wins: N/A Top-Fives: 1 Top-Tens: 2

2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Opened 2024 campaign with fourth and seventh-place finishes against World of Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals) on February 7-8.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/ X: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Wins Turnpike Challenge Finale at Port City Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- A change in his schedule saw Ashton Torgerson head to Oklahoma for a three-night swing with Keith Kunz Motorsports. It was a successful trip for the Glendale, AZ driver as he picked up two fourth place finishes before parking his Eibach/TRD/Keith Kunz Motorsports backed in victory lane on Saturday night.

Showing speed at both Creek County Speedway and Port City Raceway all week long, Torgerson was in the mix each night as he took care of business in all three heat races he ran.

Thursday night at Creek County Speedway, Torgerson drew the second row of his heat race, and making a couple of swift moves was able to accrue good points as he finished second.

Transferring into the opening night feature event of the Turnpike Challenge, Torgerson rolled off the starting grid from the seventh position.

Slipping back to ninth when the race came to fruition, Torgerson rebounded quickly as he was back into fifth on the race’s second lap. Amidst a hornets nest or cars fighting to position, Torgerson bounced between 5th and 9th as cars jockeyed for five laps.

Setting into sixth, the 2024 Tulsa Shootout A Main winner was able to make a couple of moves in the closing laps to tally a fourth place finish when the race came to a close.

Friday night the scene shifted to Shane Stewart’s Port City Raceway, and Torgerson continued to flex his muscles in a Keith Kunz prepared entry as he went from third to first in his heat race, and was the high point earner heading into the feature event.

Leading the first lap of the race, Torgerson slipped back to third as he battled with the likes of Tanner Thorson, Ryan Timms, and Cannon McIntosh. Racing wheel to wheel with some of the top midget drivers in the country, the youngster settled in as capped Friday’s feature off with a fourth place finish.

The final night of action saw Torgerson again race to a heat race win from his pole starting position and it put him on the front row of the 30-lpa feature event as he started alongside Tanner Thorson.

After losing the top spot to Thorson on Friday night, Torgerson reversed roles on Saturday night as he jumped out to the early lead over Thorson and never looked back.

Setting a torrid pace out front, Torgerson went on to wire the field as he led all 30-laps and scored his first win with Keith Kunz Motorsports.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 17, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 7, Top 10’s- 9

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson will resume the Xtreme Outlaws schedule this week as he will be at US-36 Raceway on Friday night, and Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Saturday night. Both events can be seen LIVE on DirtVision.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Continues Reign as King of Cromwell

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading back to New Zealand to take part in their Speedweek, Joel Myers Jr got off to a great start as he retained his crown and won the King of the Cromwell event for the second year in a row.

“It was fun to get back down to New Zealand and show off some new livery with the 1NZ,” Joel Myers Jr said. “Running locally at Cromwell, we were fast all weekend and I am excited to hold the title ‘King of Cromwell’ for another year.”

Friday night marked the Easter Champs event which saw Myers Jr take part in three heat races, as points were used to set the lineup for the feature event. Getting relegated two spots after the completion of his final heat race, Myers Jr was tied in points with Jamie Duff.

Due to time constraints, the feature was unable to be ran and the night ended with the duo tied in the points, as they turned their attention to Sunday’s event.

Returning to the speedway on Sunday for the King of Cromwell event, Joel Myers Jr continued to run well at the facility as he raced to a win in his first heat race before tallying a second place run in his second heat race.

After sitting tied in the points during Friday’s event, Sunday’s feature saw Duff and Myers Jr put on a show as they battled hard at the front of the field for the feature event win.

Waging war on each other as they chased after the Cromwell crown, in the end it was Myers Jr picking up the win and successfully defending his 2023 win.

“Sunday night went great,” Myers Jr added. “It is great to have success for the Anderson family, and I am hoping we can run well at the Grand Prix this weekend before I head back home to start my 2024 season.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, Carbon Safety, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 10, Wins-6, Top-5’s- 7, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Myers Jr will be back at Ruapuna Speedway this Friday and Saturday for the NZ Grand Prix before he caps his NZ swing off on Sunday at Ellesmere Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @joelmyersjr, Instagram @joelmyersjr_, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

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Learning Officially Begins for Keen With 410 Sprint Car Debut
York Haven, PA – April 1, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Keen had a stellar season debut going just over a week ago in his 358 sprint car until a small mistake cost him a win. Unfortunately, it also cost him a few weeks of being able to race that particular frame.

Given the team’s situation and the upcoming schedule options, Kyle Keen Motorsports decided to jump into the 410 sprint car earlier than expected. They rolled into Williams Grove Speedway last Friday night ready and willing to get their collective rookie season started in the division.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: March 29, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Stats: 28 cars, Heat 9th (9), B-main 9th (9)

IT'S A PROCESS

Keen’s first night out in the 410 was a learning experience on a hammer-down surface at ‘The Grove’.

There were no unrealistic expectations in his pit. The family and team have been around racing long enough to understand Keen’s development in a 410 sprint car will take some time, especially given he only has a handful of seasons in the seat at any level of sprint car racing. The learning curve might get accelerated quicker than expected as the laps accumulate, but whatever the timetable, the result will be worth it.

Keen started near the back of both his heat and B-main, just looking to make laps and get comfortable in the car. At the end of the night, he shared some mental notes he had made during the night.

“Dirty air and how it plays with the car was a new experience. There is a massive amount of dirty air when starting in the back of the field and it definitely plays with the balance of the car. Throttle control also took a few laps to get figured out.”, Keen commented.

“With as hard as you can drive these cars, I felt like I have to somewhat re-learn how to enter the corners, which is something I sort of expected. You carry lots of speed and can really drive in (to the corner) pretty deep.”

“Now it’s just a matter of getting laps. I felt extremely comfortable in the car and with the speed, but there are nuances with these cars that will just take some time to learn. Laps laps laps. That’s the only answer. Thank you to everyone who came out last night to my very first 410 race. I appreciate all of the support!”
UP NEXT

With his 358 sprint car in the midst of some minor frame repairs, Keen will focus on his 410 program for the next few weeks. Next up will be another trip to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 5th.

SEASON STATS

358 SPRINT CAR: 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15

410 SPRINT CAR: 1 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 0 top 15’s

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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AFTER A WEEK OFF, SEXTON GATLIN RACING IS AT MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY THIS SATURDAY

(Lakeside, CA, March 31, 2024) After a week off, Sexton Gatlin Racing team drivers Brent Sexton and his 19-year-old son Grant will be back in action this Saturday night, April 6th, when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series races at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway. The race will be the first of two in 2024 at the track that is located minutes from the Colorado River.

Going into the race on the high-speed all-action banked 1/3 mile oval, 50-year-old Brent, sits 14th in the series championship standings. In addition, he is second in the Rookie of the Year chase driving his Triple X chassis powered by a past Rico Abreu 360 Shaver Racing Engine. In three USAC/CRA races this season, his best finish was a 13th on March 16th at Perris Auto Speedway. In addition to competing in USAC/CRA’s 20th season, the Tennessee native contested two open comp sprint car races and two So Cal Lightning Sprint Car events during the California Mid-Winter at the Imperial Valley Raceway. A three-time lightning sprint car champion (1999 & 2008 California Lightning Series and 2022 POWRi Southwest Lightning Series), he placed second and fourth at the two lightning races at Imperial. A week later he was 14th and 16th in the open comp sprints.

Grant, who won the coveted USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year award in 2023, has been the victim of bad luck in the first three series races of the year. At the season opener at Perris on March 24th, the 2021 POWRi Lightning Sprint champion was forced out of the action early with overheating issues. Three weeks later after turning a career-best third fastest time in qualifying, he was battling in the top five in the main event when contact with another car sent him catapulting wildly into the catch fence. The frightening crash left the competitive driver with a destroyed race car and a not-so-happy disposition.

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Grant Sexton qualifying at Perris Auto Speedway on March 16th. Doug Allen photo.

Last week on the Lakeside, California team's first 2024 trip to Arizona to compete at the Cocopah Speedway, Grant turned in another good qualifying effort being seventh fastest of the 17 cars on hand. Brent qualified 14th.

The father and son were matched up in the first 10-lap heat race at the track known as “The Diamond in the Desert.” Grant earned the family bragging rights in that one placing sixth with Brent one spot behind in seventh.

For the main event, Grant started in eighth and was hoping the prevalent heavy winds would blow away the bad luck he was plagued by in the first two USAC/CRA races of the year. Unfortunately, that was not to be. When the green flag waved he immediately went to the high side to fight with the Cocopah cushion. The talented teen got as far up as seventh before racing bad luck struck again. His pretty #22 car overheated and he wisely pulled it off the track to try and limit the possibility of damage to it. The culprit of the problem was a faulty water pump and the early departure saddled him with a very frustrating 15th-place finish.

Brent started the main in 14th and was in the same spot when rain took over the track on lap 20 forcing a premature end to the race.

This Saturday night the action swings to the racy Mohave Valley Raceway and both SGR drivers are familiar with the facility. Brent has enjoyed tremendous success on the speedy oval while racing lightning sprints taking three wins on the Meyer family-owned track since 2021. Saturday will be his first time attacking the track in a full-size sprint car.

Grant’s best outing at Mohave Valley came when he placed third in a POWRi Southwest Lightning main early in his championship season of 2021. Last year he ran three 410 races on the Arizona clay with USAC/CRA and made the A main at two of the three appearances. His best outing of the three happened when he came home sixth on May 6th.

Gates at the popular track, which is located less than a half hour from downtown Laughlin, will open at 5:00 p.m. The first green flag of the night will wave at 7:00. Adult tickets are $25.00. For active military with proper id, it is $20.00. Kids 6-12 get in for just $15.00 and children five and under are free. It is cash only for tickets (no ATMs on site). Concessions, souvenirs, and the beer garden take cash or cards. For more information, the track website is https://www.mohavevalleyraceway.com/ and the office phone is (928) 346-6000.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2024 season possible. East County Electric Works, Keys Brothers, BR Motorsports, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a marketing partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2024, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Brent Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 16th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

Grant Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY TO INTRODUCE WEST COAST XTREME SPRINT CAR RACING LATE IN 2024

(Perris, CA, April 1, 2024) Longtime Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced that the track is set to introduce West Coast Xtreme Sprint Car Racing to the track’s schedule near the end of the 2024 season. The class will be open to all winged and non-wing sprint cars. Besides safety, the new series will feature a limited rules package. All of the races will be run in conjunction with the track’s popular Nights of Destruction and all of the WCXSCR races will take place on the tracks Figure 8 course.

Kazarian has been pondering about something on these lines for quite some time. After watching wrecked sprint cars get tossed in the trash bins for years, the 1983 and 1984 CRA Sprint Car Series championship car owner, thinks this will be a good deal for race teams whose cars are not total losses.

“I have been thinking about this for quite some time,” Kazarian said. “Then it hit me one night when I was in bed staring at the ceiling. Sprint Cars on a Figure 8 track. What could be more exciting than that? After all, when you see Figure 8 racing these days, a lot of drivers are virtually using late models. Especially at the big events like the three-hour world championship in Indiana. That is exciting for sure, but just imagine it with sprint cars on dirt.”

Recently, Kazarian offered his idea to some of the local sprint car drivers and he got mixed reviews. Some liked it and others were not on board with potentially being involved in the history-making move.

“I talked to a few drivers about it,” Kazarian continued. “Some looked at me like I was crazy when I explained what I was planning on doing. Others are ready to jump in big time. Heck, if it works well, we could expand into some sprint car demolition derbies. I just got the demolition derby idea when we were talking. Sounds pretty intriguing to me.”

One driver who is on board with the idea is veteran West Coast open wheel racer Jeff Dyer of Yucca Valley, California. Dyer, who races 410 sprint cars and lightning sprints along with his son Seth, enjoys a big racing schedule. In fact, he is one of the busiest open wheel racers in California.

“I love the idea,” Dyer said over the phone while not racing on Saturday due to the rain in the “Golden State.” “It gives me an option on nights when I do not have another race scheduled. On top of everything else, I think I may be pretty good at it. I mean, I have torn up a lot of stuff over the years. I may be a natural for this new division. I do hope my partner on the car does not hear about it, though. He may be upset.”

Kazarian acknowledges that the idea may be controversial. However, with minimal rules besides safety, he thinks the races should be well accepted.

“Drivers can run winged or nonwing cars,” Kazarian stated. “410s, 360s, 305s, aluminum or cast iron blocks. They will be legal. Electric engines, too. If teams want to dump a little nitro into the fuel? No problem but they had better be careful as that stuff is hard on engines. No tire rules. Simply good old fashioned run what ya’ brung racing.”

Another driver who may be interested in doing some of the events is longtime veteran Brody Roa. This year the friendly driver has cut back his racing endeavors to have more time with his family.

“Heck, if there is a weekend when I do not have a race scheduled and I am not away doing something with my family, I might give it a shot,” he said from his Garden Grove, California home. “I have some equipment sitting around that I could get together if I decided to try it. Sounds fun.”

Kazarian is looking for the first West Coast Extreme Sprint Car Figure 8 race to take place in conjunction with the Night of Destruction on September 7th or October 26th. If things work well, he would like to have a big show in mid-November after the country's major sprint car series have concluded their schedules. That would allow the big national stars to make the show. If things go as planned, he would like to have the WCXSCR Sprint Car Figure 8’s at all N.O.D.’s in 2025.

“It sounds crazy, but I think it will work,” he said before adding with a wink and a smile, “tell everyone to have a very Happy April Fool’s Day.”

Advance tickets for all races through June 30 are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. You can also order advance tickets by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to purchase tickets advance tickets, we will have plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each night.

The Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, GAS Chassis Young Guns, Senior Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Street Stocks, and American Factory Stocks will return on March 16th. One week prior, LKQ Pick Your Part will present the first Night of Destruction of 2024 on March 9th.

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

USAC/CRA races from Perris Auto Speedway are not streamed online.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Battery Systems, Bud’s Tire, Tire Choice Auto Service, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, GAS Chassis, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

For information on 2024 billboard advertising at The PAS, please call 951-940-0134 and ask for Charlie Watson.

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

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2024 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

April 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

April 27th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

May 4th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

May 25th "SALUTE TO INDY" AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

June 22nd AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

July 4th “FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AND SKY CONCERT” (TENTATIVE)

LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

July 13th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES, AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

August 10th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

August 17th CALIFORNIA RACER’S HALL OF FAME NIGHT, AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

September 7th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

September 21st AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

October 26th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

November 8th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

November 9th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES – JERRY DODD CHAMPIONS NIGHT, PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

KRIKKE MOTORSPORT’S MASSIVE WIN

DAYNE Kingshott delivered the Krikke Motorsport team their fourth 2023-24 season victory on last Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex, and it not only helped the team move closer to securing the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series but rewarded the whole team for their massive 24-hour effort following a crash the previous night.

After crashing in the feature race on Friday night’s Maddington Toyota Series round at Bunbury Speedway, which the team were able to hastily patch up the car during the delayed stoppage and they went on to restart and finish in seventh, the Krikke Motorsport team had to build a fresh car for the following night’s round at the Perth Motorplex, and it saw them come away with the best possible result.

“Saturday night’s win was a very special occasion for the whole team, especially after the effort the team went to build up the spare car,” expressed the driver of the WA # 2 Mobil 1 / Bunbury Toyota supported Maxim, who was quick to thank the several rival teams for their help in repairing the car during the stoppage of Friday night’s feature race.

“The whole team was working on pretty much three hours sleep after Friday night to make it out for the next night, and I’m so grateful I was happy to keep up my end of the bargain and bring home the win – as it certainly made that long night worthwhile and at the same time it moved us one step closer to wrapping up this season’s Maddington Toyota Series.”

The Krikke Motorsport team’s fourth win of the season came about on Saturday night, after Kingshott started on pole position by virtue of winning the A Dash, and then he was able to benefit from a vital front row starting position on a hooked up track and lead the entire 30-lap distance and pick up his seventh 410 Sprintcar career feature-race victory.

“With Saturday night’s track being so fast, the key was qualifying towards the front for the feature race, and that’s what we managed to do, and it was one of the keys to the win,” Kingshott noted.

“Despite the track being fast, I still had to go out there and drive well, which was made easier due to my Krikke Motorsport team giving me a great car to get the job done.”

Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke couldn’t have been happier with how Saturday night turned out, as the team is now very close to clinching its very first Maddington Toyota Series crown.

“This was one of the most satisfying wins I’ve been involved with over the years, as the whole team put in a massive effort to even get to the track on Saturday night and to come away with the win was the perfect reward,” he said.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the whole team for all of their efforts to get this win, and I’d also like to thank the fellow teams who pitched in to help us on Friday night repair the car, as it’s

very much appreciated, and although we all race each other hard out on the track, the sportsmanship within Sprintcar racing is one of the big reasons I love this sport.”

Now with a solid point standings lead, the Krikke Motorsport team heads into this Saturday night’s Maddington Toyota Series Grand Final at the Perth Motorplex looking to secure the series in style. For the Krikke Motorsport team to secure the Maddington Toyota Series for the 2023-24 season, Kingshott needs to qualify into the feature race.

Latest Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series Point Standings (after 17 of 18 completed rounds):

1 Dayne Kingshott - 2674 points

2 James Inglis - 2610

3 Brad Maiolo - 2514

4 Jamie Maiolo - 2464

5 Kris Coyle - 2428

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

• Mobil 1

• Bunbury Toyota

• Maxwill Racing Engines

• PWR Advanced Cooling Technology

• Redline Media

• Hough Cabinets

• RPM Race Products

• Taralea Farm Macadamias

• Performance Racegear

• P1 Advanced Racewear Australia and New Zealand

• Number 4 Composites

• AFCO Shock Doctor

• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters

• Blackbeard Custom Designs

• JP Signs

• www.krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 


 

Back At It: USAC East Coast Sprints, Modifieds Headline April 5 Georgetown Program

GEORGETOWN, DE – Back at it.

After a successful Mark ‘Coot’ Williams on March 29 with 123 race cars in the pit area, Georgetown Speedway returns to action this Friday, April 5 with another double-headline program topped by the 2024 Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car opener and $3,000-to-win Millman’s NAPA Auto Parts Modifieds.

The wild, on-the-gas action of the USAC East Coast wingless Sprint Cars visits the First State for the first time in 2024 as the series kicks off its championship battle. Briggs Danner of Allentown, Pa., is the defending USAC East Coast Sprint Car champion.

Two Millman’s NAPA Auto Parts Modified events have been contested in ’24, with defending track champion Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., atop the point standings. Godown was the winner last Friday night at Georgetown, his first at the Sussex County oval in more than a year.

Godown and Stewart Friesen (Sprakers, N.Y.) have each taken a Sunoco checkered flag this season.

$3,000 is on the line for a 25-lap Modified feature this Friday.

Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman also completed a pair of races in March. Gibbstown, N.J.’s Matt Peck is the point leader. Adam White of Laurel, Del., and Logan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., each have one victory.

The Crate 602 Sportsman contingent competes for a $1,000 payday this Friday.

Also on the card: Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks and Feebs Distilling Delmarva Chargers.

For the March 29 event, pit gates open at 4 p.m., with the grandstands unlocking at 5 p.m. Hot laps are slated for 6:20 p.m. with racing to follow at 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors (ages 65 & up) and Students (ages 13-17). Kids (ages 9-12) are admitted for $10 and Children 8 & under are FREE.

Pit admission is $40 (ages 13 & up). Kids (ages 6-12) are admitted for $10 and Children ages 5 & under are $2.

The entire night of racing will be broadcast live on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv) via the annual subscription.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

A website is live for the speedway at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

 

 

Illini 100 Looms for POWRi National Midget League & Xtreme Outlaw Midgets

Belleville, IL. (4/11/24) Visiting an iconic event in the Land of Lincoln, the fast-paced excitement of the POWRi National Midgets will look to Farmer City Raceway in two nights of outstanding battling action on Friday, April 12th, and Saturday, April 13th in support of the Illini 100.

Competing in conjunction, the POWRi National Midget League and the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota Racing competitors will test their quick times against the historic quarter mile of Farmer City Raceway. Other divisions scheduled for competition include the World of Outlaw Late Models and the DIRTcar Late Models with an open-practice date slated for Thursday, April 11th.

Friday, April 12th | Farmer City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 2:00 PM
Grandstand Ticket Sales Begin: 1:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.

Saturday, April 13th | Farmer City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps: 5:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.

Fans unable to attend the 2024 Illini 100 can catch every lap LIVE at https://www.dirtvision.com.

More details for the Illini 100 and Farmer City Raceway including track location and camping details can be found online at www.farmercityracing.com.

More information about the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota can be found online at www.xtremeoutlawseries.com
Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on X & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing, or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

POWRi 305 Sprint Series Prepares for April 20 Season Opening

Belleville, IL. (4/1/24) Opening a fresh year of open-wheel racing throughout the region, the POWRi 305 Sprint Series, running in conjunction with the Oil Capital Racing Series, will see its second season debut on Saturday, April 20th with the Second Annual Open Wheel Classic at I-70 Speedway with $ 1,200 to win on the line.

Returning by popular demand, the POWRi 305 Sprint Series season campaign begins at I-70 Speedway for the Second Annual Rod End Supply Open Wheel Classic also featuring the headlining action of the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League running in conjunction with the Western Iowa Non-Wing Sprints as well as the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association.

Saturday, April 20 | POWRi 305 Sprint Series & OCRS | I-70 Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 2:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:00 PM
Engine Heat: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.

POWRi 305 Sprint Series 2024 Schedule:
4/20/2024 | I-70 Speedway | Odessa, MO
5/25/2024 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
5/26/2024 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
8/17/2024 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO
8/31/2024 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
9/1/2024 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
9/28/2024 | I-70 Speedway | Odessa, MO
11/1/2024 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
11/2/2024 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
Running in conjunction with the OCRS

The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed. To be eligible for the point fund, members must participate in at least 80% of the completed events during the season. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/.

Rules and guidelines are available online at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=786421. All entrants are required to present a valid hard card/identification of a sealed engine to assist in tech inspection.

Tracks and competitors that want more information about the growth of the POWRi 305 Sprint Series can reach POWRi for details about sanctioning, memberships, schedules, and more at www.powri.com/contact.

All-encompassing exclusive content, LIVE and ON-Demand Streaming, and original programming all on a growing network is just a click away with Start2Finish | www.s2ftv.com.

For additional track information including the full 2024 season schedule, facility information, and ticket purchases visit www.I-70motorsportspark.com

For more information about the newly sanctioned POWRi Oil Capital Racing Series, including schedule, rules, and driver information, please visit www.ocrsracing.net and follow along on major social media platforms.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, and on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

POWRi WAR Readies for April 20th Open Wheel Classic at I-70 Speedway

Belleville, IL. (4/1/24) Adding excitement and high-paying intrigue to the start of the season, the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will first see racing action in 2024 in the Second Annual Rod End Supply Open Wheel Classic at I-70 Speedway on Saturday, April 20th; running in conjunction with the Western Iowa Non-Wing Sprints as well as the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association.

Classes scheduled for competition at I-70 Speedway on Saturday, April 20th is set to include the headlining POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League battling in conjunction with the Western Iowa Non-Wing Sprints and the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association battling for $3,000 to Win, as well as the supporting POWRi 305 Sprint Series racing for $1,200 to win.

Saturday, April 20 | I-70 Speedway Details | Open Wheel Classic:
Pits Open: 2:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:00 PM
Engine Heat: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.

The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed. To be eligible for the point fund, members must participate in at least 80% of the completed events during the season. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/.

All-encompassing exclusive content, LIVE and ON-Demand Streaming, and original programming all on a growing network is just a click away with Start2Finish | www.s2ftv.com.

Tickets are available for purchase online at https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1718/tickets/1370244. Track details for I-70 Speedway including location and facility details can be found online at www.i70motorsportspark.com | 12773 Outer Road Odessa, MO 64076.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, and on Facebook at POWRi.

 

Zearfoss earns Hard Charger Award in impressive 81 Speedway display; US 36 and Arrowhead next
ByTyler Altmeyer
Apr 1, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 1, 2024) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing put on a show Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, not only solidifying the evening’s KSE Hard Charger Award for advancing the most feature positions, but climbing 14 positions to do so, an act that commenced from row 11.

An impressive act, nonetheless, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native actually did it twice, climbing his way to a top ten battle before being caught up in an incident just before halfway. Without saying, Zearfoss returned, eventually concluding the 30-lapper in the eighth position.

Zearfoss’ top-ten outcome was his second of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season, earning his first at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, March 16.

“That’s a great way to roll into April,” Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z sprint car, stated. “Hats off to this team for never giving up. Starting that far back is never an easy task, especially with a loaded field like the World of Outlaws. This is a great momentum shift before our busy April slate gets going.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a Missouri and Oklahoma doubleheader, first visiting US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5, followed by a stop at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6. Saturday’s Jason Johnson Classic will award a $20,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
X: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

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

STATS:
2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stats:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 2

2024 WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked off 2024 World of Outlaws season with DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park (February 7-10); finished 18th, 19th, 13th, and 16th, respectively. Finished tenth at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, March 16. Climbed from 22nd to eighth at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, March 30 – earned KSE Hard Charger Award.


 


Whittall eager for Pennsylvania/New Jersey triple
Apr 1, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (April 1, 2024) – April showers may bring May flowers, but April also brings action, as Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports prepare for a busy, three-race stretch through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, all of which activating at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 5. The weekend will continue at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, April 6, followed by a Sunday visit to Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on April 7. Sunday’s appearance carries a $7,500 potential.

Whittall, ace of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, Milky Way Restaurant, No. 67 sprint car, will roll into the weekend fresh off of an eight-position rally at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29, climbing from 23rd to finish 15th.

“We’re eager for a fresh start in April,” Whittall, a former winner at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway, explained. “We didn’t have the start we wanted to this year, but there’s always room for a new beginning, especially with an opportunity to compete right down the road in our home state of New Jersey. A win there would make things all the better.”

ON DECK:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2024 campaign with a Central Pennsylvania/New Jersey tripleheader, visiting Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and Bridgeport Motorsports Park in consecutive fashion on Friday through Sunday, April 5-7.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, Milky Way Restaurant.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports
X: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

Thiel and Team 73 ready for IRA opener at 34 Raceway
Apr 1, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (April 1, 2024) – Scotty Thiel’s busy March agenda may be complete, but his April agenda is just as busy, activating officially with an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

Thiel, who spent his most recent weekend in the Sunflower State battling the Greatest Show On Dirt at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, will roll into the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series season opener – dubbed the 410 Sprint Car Challenge – with high hopes and big goals, working to conclude the two-race stint with not only his first victory of the season, but ultimately the IRA points lead.

“We’re really looking forward to getting to 34 Raceway,” Thiel, ace of the Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, No. 73 sprint car, stated. “We wanted our March results to be a little bit better than what they were, but we’re going to treat this weekend as a new start to our season. Our IRA title chase starts now, so it’s important that we come out with big results.”

As noted, Thiel’s most recent weekend of competition led the “Big Wheel” to Wichita, Kansas, joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in a one night stay at 81 Speedway. Unfortunately, Thiel’s evening ended short of main event competition; he was scored eighth in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown.

ON DECK:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2024 campaign with an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Behling Racing Equipment, Winters Performance Products.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
High Limit Sprint Car Series: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvision.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
X: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64
Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports


 


Andrews’ season commences; First Attica/Fremont double of year ahead

Apr 1, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SANDUSKY, Ohio (April 1, 2024) – It was a tough start to the season for Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing, but despite the disappointing outcome, ultimately failing to qualify for Attica Raceway Park’s first main event of the season, there were plenty of significant points to document, one of which the sixth-fastest qualifying time of 39 entries.

Although a great start to the evening, Andrews, ace of the Ohio Truck Sales, OTS Truck Centers, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com, No. 15C sprint car, went on to find trouble, eventually losing a throttle pedal bolt during his respective heat race. That, unfortunately, was the beginning of the end.

“We’ll shake that off and move forward. That’s all anyone can do,” Andrews stated. “Better to get the hiccups out of the way early than have to deal with them throughout the season.

“Hats off to my team,” Andrews continued. “They work hard and they deserve positive results. I’m confident we’ll achieve those results this weekend at Attica and Fremont.”

ON DECK:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with their first doubleheader of the season, returning to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 5, before making the short trip to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, April 6.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales, OTS Truck Centers, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisAndrewsRacin
X: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews15C
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChrisAndrews15C/
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.chrisandrewsracing.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Fremont Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: n/a
Top-Fives: n/a
Top-Tens: n/a


 


Loss continues shake down period; Lincoln Speedway ahead
Apr 1, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

HANOVER, Pa. (April 1, 2024) – Another weekend resulted in another Mother Nature shake up, but “The Boss” JJ Loss and JKL Racing still managed to continue their early season schedule, joining the Pennsylvania Posse in a last minute visit to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 29.

Although Loss was unable to transfer into the evening’s main event, notes were written and progress was achieved, already aiming big in their upcoming visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 6 – if Mother Nature can cooperate.

“It was a last minute decision, but I’m glad we decided to go to Williams Grove. With the weather so iffy this time of year, we need the track time when we can get it,” Loss, ace of the JKL Racing, Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, No. 67 sprint car, said. “We’re always learning and we’re always making progress. Hopefully Mother Nature can cooperate and finally allow us to make our Lincoln debut. We’ve had success there in the past, so we’re ready to get back and repeat that success.”

ON DECK:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 6.

SPECIAL THANKS:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC

Product Support: Radical Race Gear, Competition Suspension Inc, Journey Transport, CR Helmet Graphics, Keizer Racing Wheels, Smith Titanium, Diversified Machine (DMI), DMY Performance, Moose Blocks, Randy’s Electrical

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Those seeking marketing opportunities with JJ Loss and JKL Racing can do so by contacting the team directly at jklracing67@gmail.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow JKL Racing online, as well as on social media:
Website: www.jklracing67.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JKLracing67
X: www.twitter.com/jklracing67
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jklracing67
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jklracing67
News: www.fullyinjected.com

 

Eliason drives forward at The Grove; Missouri/Iowa double on tap
ByTyler Altmeyer
Apr 1, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 1, 2024) – Despite Mother Nature stepping in and ruining the second half of Cory Eliason’s weekend in Pennsylvania Posse Country, Friday’s visit to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, went forward as planned, racing on to secure his second top ten performance in as many tries.

Eliason, who earned his first victory of the season just one weekend prior at BAPS Motor Speedway, finished sixth in his visit to the world famous halfmile, doing so from the inside of row eight. The Visalia, California, native is now three-for-three in the top ten category with crew chief Jim Shuttlesworth, finishing third at Williams Grove Speedway on March 22 before the aforementioned triumph at BAPS Motor Speedway two days later.

“We’re starting to hit our stride and it feels good. Teaming up with a new crew chief can be a challenge, but Jim [Shuttlesworth] and I have transitioned well together. We’re confident this will only continue,” Eliason, ace of the Ridge & Sons Racing, Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, No. 8 sprint car, explained. “Hats off to this entire team. Brian and Lisa Ridge really pride themselves in providing the equipment necessary to be successful and they’ve certainly proved that. We’re going to keep our eyes on the weather, but the plan is to venture back to the Midwest this weekend.”

ON DECK:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason [No. 8] will continue their 2024 campaign with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series start at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5, followed by an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series visit to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Saturday, April 6.

The team’s High Limit Sprint Car Series schedule will not resume until Tuesday, April 9, when the High Rollers visit Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas, for a $20,000-to-win Midweek Money Series event.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted “Battle at the Bay” at East Bay Raceway Park with 19th-place finish on Monday, February 12. Finished ninth (HL) at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, on Thursday, February 22. Finished ninth in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree (WoO) on Monday, March 4. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 22. Earned first victory of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 24. Finished sixth from 15th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29.

Stats:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 2
Top-Tens: 5
MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, Xpress Laundry, American Table, Rasmusson Service Center, Folkens Brothers Trucking, The P.O. Box, and The Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

Schatz rallies from row six for podium at 81 Speedway


2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 2nd | 1254 (-18)

Date: Saturday, March 30th
Event: World of Outlaws Return to 81 Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: 81 Speedway (Wichita, Kansas)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (12th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 1, 2024) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz put on another championship-caliber performance Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, not only concluding the 30-lap contest with another podium outcome, but doing so from midfield, ultimately securing his ninth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-ten performance in just as many attempts.

Schatz, who finished third in the Sunflower State visit, commenced action from the outside of row six, blasting his way to sixth by halfway before taking over fifth prior to lap 18. An eventual caution gave Schatz the opportunity he needed, using the bottom groove to scoot all the way to second. Although doing everything he could to maintain the runner-up spot, David Gravel stole the position on the final lap, sliding Schatz as the pair battled into turn one.

The podium performance was Schatz’ third in his last five World of Outlaws starts. The Fargo, North Dakota, native is currently second in the World of Outlaws standings.

“When you’re trying to win, you’re not really thinking about second or third,” Schatz said. “It’s all the same. All in all, a good night. We salvaged not getting Hot Laps. We ended up qualifying well and just kind of battled a few gremlins all night long. My guys got a new race car built, so you’re going to have that. But past that, they did a great job.”

ON DECK:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a Missouri and Oklahoma doubleheader, first visiting US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5, followed by a stop at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6. Saturday’s Jason Johnson Classic will award a $20,000 top prize.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1

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

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

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

2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 9
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 4
Top-10s: 9

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

 SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2024

Despite finishing seventh to James Inglis’ second at Bunbury Speedway on Friday night, Dayne Kingshott is still the points leader in the 2023-24 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship with two rounds remaining.

Heading into the penultimate round of the series at the Perth Motorplex tonight, Saturday, March 30, Kingshott holds down a commanding 46 point lead over Inglis – and while it is still mathematically possible for Inglis to defend his crown, he would require a lot of variables go his way.

Brad Maiolo, after his fifth on Friday night, is still comfortably in third ahead of older brother Jamie in fourth, after his latest-round ninth.

Kris Coyle is still fifth but his DNF means the gap between him and sixth-placed Kaiden Manders has reduced.

Jason Kenddrick, Taylor Milling, Andrew Priolo and Jason Pryde round out the top 10.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after 16 of 18 rounds: Dayne Kingshott 2524, James Inglis 2478, Brad Maiolo 2400, Jamie Maiolo 2354, Kris Coyle 2298, Kaiden Manders 2278, Jason Kendrick 2262, Taylor Milling 2202, Andrew Priolo 2158, Jason Pryde 2150, Callum Williamson 2022, Ryan Lancaster 2004, Trent Pigdon 1944, Jaydee Dack 1790, Cameron McKenzie 1664, Jack Williamson 1408, Kye Scroop 1308, AJ Nash 1286, Ken Sartori 1248, Brock Kenny 1214, Mitchell Wormall 1150, Rico Abreu 936, Brock Zearfoss 930, Luke Oldfield 882, Brenten Farrer 882, Brad Sweet 852, Cory Eliason 778, Nathan Swan 712, Kyle Francis 696, Matthew Cross 694, Aaron Chircop 684, Todd Davis 670, Jamie Veal 660, Tim King 604, Tim Boujous 574, Brock Francis 570, Myles Bolger 526, Rod Howe 410, Dylan Menz 376, Daniel Harding 362, Jock Goodyer 300, Lachlan McHugh 290, Lynton Jeffrey 280, Jordyn Charge 264, Marcus Dumesny 256, Jarrin Bielby 252, Jy Corbet 250, Shaun Bradford 238, Glen Sutherland 236, David Priolo 232, Matt Egel 226, Ryan Newton 212, James McFadden 150, Michael Pickens 142, Tom Payet 50.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2024

Dayne Kingshott moved one step closer to being officially crowned the 2023-24 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship after another convincing win at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Kingshott claimed the Asphalt Recyclers Australia Sprintcar Gold Cup from Kaiden Manders and Callum Williamson in what was the penultimate round of the series.

The grand final will be contested at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night.

Heading into the round 17 clash Kingshott had a 46 point lead over defending series champion James Inglis, but after taking the win, and Inglis finishing in ninth, the margin has blown out to 64 points.

Basically, it means if Kingshott starts the feature race next week – no matter where he or Inglis finishes, he will be crowned the new champion.

The Krikke Motorsport racer was second in his qualifying group and fourth in his heat race, before starting from p4 for the A Dash.

Contact between Daniel Harding and Trent Pigdon who both started on the front row, gifted Kingshott the lead and he went on to win the race, giving him pole position for the final.

Manders started from p2 after being fourth quickest in his qualifying group, before taking a win in both his heat race and the B Dash.

The feature race didn’t get out of the first turn before the first red light, when Monte Motorsport’s Jamie Veal flipped on the main straight and resumed from the rear.

Jamie Maiolo was crossed up in turn one a few moments later and was hit by Williamson, which also forced Jaydee Dack to spin.

Maiolo’s car was too damaged to be repaired in time in the work area.

Not even a handful of laps later, Brad Maiolo was also headed infield with front-end damage after contact with Dack.

Jarrin Bielby triggered the next red light when he flipped in the first turns.

With only eight laps in the books, Daniel Harding spun around on the main straight after contact with Veal, putting him out of the show.

It was a tough end for Harding who earlier in the night set the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time.

Williamson was able to move forward through the race after starting from p16 and by the end of the journey he had passed 13 cars to be the latest Kincrome Hard Charger.

Taylor Milling, who started from p8 after getting stronger in the latter part of the race, was fourth.

Trent Pigdon also finished strong, taking fifth after starting from p9.

Previous round winner Jason Kendrick, who started from p4 and momentarily was in third, crossed the line in sixth.

Veal, despite being in the wars on the night, progressed from 14th to seventh, while Andrew Priolo took eight after starting from p6, Inglis took ninth after starting from p17 and Kris Coyle moved up two spots to finish 10th.

Results

Qualifying group 1: Trent Pigdon 13.193, Jamie Maiolo 13.288, AJ Nash 13.323, Kaiden Manders 13.340, Kris Coyle 13.416, Andrew Priolo 13.431, Callum Williamson 13.663, Jarrin Bielby 13.675, Jamie Veal 13.689, Myles Bolger 14.204.

Qualifying group 2: Daniel Harding 12.890, Dayne Kingshott 12.974, Taylor Milling 13.122, Jason Kendrick 13.130, Jason Pryde 13.249, Cameron McKenzie 13.323, Brad Maiolo 13.341, Jaydee Dack 13.373, James Inglis 13.3788, Brock Francis 14.100.

Heat 1: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Trent Pigdon, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Jamie Veal, 7th Kris Coyle, 8th Jarrin Bielby, 9th Myles Bolger.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Taylor Milling, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Jaydee Dack, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th James Inglis, 10th Brock Francis.

A Dash: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Cameron McKenzie, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Trent Pigdon. DNS Daniel Harding.

B Dash: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th AJ Nash, 6th Kris Coyle.

Midlack: 1st Jaydee Dack, 2nd Jamie Veal, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th James Inglis, 6th Jarrin Bielby, 7th Myles Bolger, 8th Brock Francis.

Feature race: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Trent Pigdon, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Jamie Veal, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th James Inglis, 10th Kris Coyle, 11th Jason Pryde, 12th Cameron McKenzie, 13th Myles Bolger, 14th Brock Francis. DNF: Daniel Harding, AJ Nash, Brad Maiolo, Jarrin Bielby, Jamie Maiolo.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series top 20 after 17 of 18 rounds: Dayne Kingshott 2674, James Inglis 2610, Brad Maiolo 2514, Jamie Maiolo 2464, Kris Coyle 2428, Kaiden Manders 2424, Jason Kendrick 2400, Taylor Milling 2344, Andrew Priolo 2292, Jason Pryde 2278, Callum Williamson 2166, Trent Pigdon 2084, Ryan Lancaster 2004, Jaydee Dack 1910, Cameron McKenzie 1790, Jack Williamson 1408, AJ Nash 1402, Kye Scroop 1309, Ken Sartori 1248, Brock Kenny 1214.

Coming up:

Grand Final - Perth Motorplex - Saturday, April 6

Hoosier tyre draw: Taylor Milling. Todd Davis for Rd 16.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Callum Williamson. Dayne Kingshott for Rd 16

Wilsons Brewing Company Best Presented: Cameron McKenzie Racing.

 

 

Zach Newlin’s Strong Showing Nets 2nd Place Finish at Williams Grove Speedway

Mechanicsburg, PA – March 30, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Zach Newlin has been waiting patiently to kick off his 2024 sprint car season. On a chilly and very windy Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, his season finally got rolling, and he made it worth the wait.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE: March 29, 2024

Class: 358 Sprint Cars Track: Williams Grove Speedway City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA Quick Stats: 27 cars, Heat 3rd (1), A-main 2nd (6)

A BATTLE FROM BEGINNING TO END

Newlin’s evening got off on the right foot with a pill draw that put him on the pole for the 3rd heat. The top six from each of the three heats would transfer, with the top four from each going to the redraw.

The start of the heat race appeared to be a bit uneven but race officials let it stand. Newlin slipped back two spots on the opening lap. He held on to that spot to the end to put the Mansberger Motorsports team into the redraw.

The redraw put Newlin outside row three for the start of the 20-lap A-main. On the drop of the green, the Millerstown (PA) native charged to the outside off of turn four and carried the momentum into 3rd place by the end of the opening lap.

On lap six 2nd place Justin Foster suffered mechanical issues and dropped out of contention, handing the runner-up spot to Newlin.

Newlin hounded leader Matt Findley for the next five laps before powering by, once again using the high side of the speedway off turn four. Findley fought back, sliding back into the top spot one lap later.

With five laps remaining, Dylan Norris entered the fray making it a three-car battle for the top spot. Newlin was briefly shuffled back to 3rd but when the checkered flag fell he was the runner-up behind Norris in the highly competitive and entertaining season-opening feature for the 358 sprint cars.

“For our first night out this year, we weren’t terrible. A couple of small mistakes cost me.”, Newlin commented after the good showing. “Once we get the car dialed in a little, we should only get better.”

UP NEXT

The next race for Newlin hasn’t been nailed down just yet. He hopes to make his season 410 debut in his family-owned 11z in April. Follow Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook or Zach Daddy Racing on X (formerly Twitter) for the latest schedule updates when the decisions are made! Marketing partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season!

Zach Newlin Racing can be contacted at ZachNewlin@gmail.com.

Learn more about Zach Newlin at: A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

Follow Zach Newlin’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/ZachNewlinRacing

Zach Newlin Racing on Twitter: Twitter.com/ZachDaddyRacing

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com THANKS TO ZACH’S PARTNERS! Ron’s RV Sales Butler Hill Maple Farm Tuscarora Roofing Co. Dillman Hauling Precision Auto Repair Services Christine Booher, Realtor Safety-Kleen Strange Oval Walker Performance Filtration Newlin Bar Service The Podium Awards Nesbit Innovations Deimler Chiropractic

 

 

Super late models back at Michaels Mercer raceway along with 410 sprints for season opening “chiller thriller.”

By Jim Balentine
(Mercer,Pa)

After a long absence since 2017 the high powered super late models will make their highly anticipated return to Michaels Mercer raceway at the annual kickoff for the tracks 73rd season at the “chiller thriller” slated for Saturday April 6 2024. The 410 sprints will make their debut for the “chiller thriller” in an unsanctioned $3000 to win event. And the mini stocks will compete for $500 to win.

The super late models will be unsanctioned with an open tire rule and will follow the general guidelines of the local area late model tracks. The minimum weight will be 2300 lbs with driver. It will pay $2500 to win and $250 to start.

The high horsepower full bodied machines have always put on a great show at the tricky Mercer oval with 3 abreast racing and with the new red clay put down last year the drivers will be racing top to bottom all around the speedway…and with no “home track advantage” it should be an exciting show to see who can be victorious in the event. A lot of buzz has already generated regarding this event with drivers showing interest from stateline, Eriez, Marion Center, and Wayne county and Attica in Ohio as well as some drivers from Central Pennsylvania.

The super late models were at one time the class that opened the season at the “chiller thriller” for many years. Dave Hess Jr. won the last super lm feature in April of 2017. Russell King took the win in 2016. Gregg Satterlee-‘14, Rob Blair-‘13, and Mike Knight have been the more recent winners.
Other late model drivers capturing wins at Mercer since 1994 are Dave Scott-3; Keith Barbara -2; Alan Dellinger -2; Dick Barton -1; John mollick -1; Nick Jones-1. The division also ran weekly for one season in 1974 when both Canfield and Butler Speedway closed with Ralph Quarterson the lone champion.

The fire breathing 410 sprint cars will make their first ever appearance at the chiller thriller in an unsanctioned $3000 to win event. 2 time defending track champion Adam Kekich should be on hand, as well as four-time track champion Jack Sodeman Jr., Hall of Fame driver and multi time track champ Bob Felmlee, Brandon Spithaler and the leading feature winner over the past couple seasons in the division, AJ Flick.

The mini stocks will be in competition for a $500 to win event and with the new rule package for 2024 it should bring some different drivers to the historic speedway. 4 time track champion Andy Thompson, Randy and Carl Ealy, Josh Eakman and others will be ready to take on the outside invaders trying to defend their home turf. A large turn out is expected for the event.

General admission
$20 Seniors $18
Pit passes $35 seniors $30

Hot laps 6 pm
racing at 7 pm
pits open 4pm
grandstands 5pm

410 sprint payoff

1 3000
2 1300
3 1000
4 750
5 650
6 550
7 500
8 450
9 425
10 400
11 375
12 375
13 375
14 350
15 350
16 350
17 300
18 300
19 300
20 300
21 300
22 300
23 300
24 300
$100 Tow/Non-Qualifiers

Super Lm payoff 4.6.24 24 cars
1.$2500
2.$1500
3.$1000
4.$800
5.$650
6.$550
7.$500
8.$450
9.$400
10.$375
11.$350
12.$300
13.$275
14.-24. $250

For more information on Mercer or potential sponsorship opportunities please visit our Facebook page or our website: www.MichaelsMercerracewaydotcom You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook messenger.

 

 

MINIMUM $4000 TO-WIN, $400 TO-START FOR ALL "410" SPRINT CAR SHOWS IN 2024 AT SHARON AS "SUPER SERIES" EVENTS TO BE PRESENTED BY BALA MANAGEMENT

 March 29, 2024

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway is thrilled to announce that all Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Car events in 2024 will pay a minimum of $4,000 to-win, $400 to-start as marketing partner Bala Management of Masury, Ohio has come on board to present the "Super Series" slate of events! The first Hovis "410" Sprint Car event of 2024 part of the Bala Management "Super Series" will take place on Saturday, May 11 part of the 95th anniversary season opener.

The remaining $4,000 to-win, $400 to-start "Super Series" events presented by Bala Management will include June 1 for Western PA Sprint Speedweek, June 29, July 27 for the "Bill Kirila Memorial", and September 7 for the "Apple Festival Nationals".

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars will also be in action on May 18 and September 28 for the $12,000 to-win World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car events, Wednesday, June 12 for Ohio Sprint Speedweek, and August 17 for the $12,000 to-win, $1,200 to-start "Lou Blaney Memorial"!

"We're very excited about Bala Management increasing their marketing presence at the speedway which has allowed us to boast the minimum of '410' Sprint Car purse to $4,000 to-win, $400 to-start," expressed Sharon General Manager Dave Willoughby. "Several years ago we were the first track in the region to guarantee $3,000 to-win for our '410' Sprint Car events and just two years added $2,400 into positions 2-20. This latest increase is another $3,260 spread throughout the entire purse! We can't thank Scott Thompson of Bala Management enough for his backing of this increase to our Sprint Car division payoff."

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars presented by Bala Management minimum feature purse: 1. $4,000 2. $1,500 3. $1,100 4. $800 5. $650 6. $625 7. $600 8. $575 9. $550 10. $500 11. $475 12. $450 13. $425 14. $410 15-24. $400.

For over four years, Bala Management has been providing compassionate care to clients with a wide variety of needs. Direct Support Professionals work with individuals with mental or developmental disabilities by creating behavior plans, teaching self-care skills, cooking meals and doing laundry, and much more. Adult Day Support (sometimes called “Day Hab” or “Adult Day Array”) helps a person build connections in their community. For additional information on Bala Management, check out their website at www.balamgnt.com or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063668286224

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 27

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 111; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 99; 3. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 96; 4. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 91; 5. Carson Bolden, Quinlan, Texas, 84; 6. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 79; 7. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, 73; 8. Chris Hinson, Hamshire, Texas, and Daniel "D.J." Estes Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, both 65; 10. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, 64; 11. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, 62; 12. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, and Randy Waller, Montgomery, Texas, both 61; 14. Michael Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 60; 15. Bobby Wisdom, Spring, Texas, 59; 16. Sean Jordan, Lumberton, Texas, 58; 17. Robert Byrom, Benbrook, Texas, 55; 18. Claud Estes, Godley, Texas, Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, and Shane Morgan, Biloxi, Miss., each 40.

State Point Standings

Ohio – 1. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 40; 2. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 39; 3. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 38; 4. James Moore, Marysville, Ohio, 37; 5. Caleb Coffman, Proctorville, Ohio, 35; 6. Wyatt Justice, Stoutsville, Ohio, 34; 7. Blayne Ridgley, Bruceville, Ind., 33; 8. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 32; 9. Dave Pinkerton, Chillicothe, Ohio, 31; 10. Lance Whaley, Morrow, Ohio, 30.

Oklahoma – 1. Danny Smith, Sapulpa, Okla., 39; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 38; 3. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 37; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 36; 5. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 35; 6. Seth Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 34; 7. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 32; 8. Philip Fessler, Yukon, Okla., 31; 9. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 30; 10. Carson Bolden, Quinlan, Texas, 29.

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 40; 2. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 39; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 38; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 37; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 35; 6. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 33; 7. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 32; 8. Dylan Waxdahl, Hartford, S.D., 31; 9. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 30; 10. Brandon Bosma, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 29.

Texas – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 96; 2. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 79; 3. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 76; 4. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, 73; 5. Daniel "D.J." Estes Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, and Chris Hinson, Hamshire, Texas, both 65; 7. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, 64; 8. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, and Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, both 62; 10. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, Randy Waller, Montgomery, Texas, and Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, each 61.

 

 

THE RETURN: Greg Wilson eager to kick-off season at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (March 28, 2024) – It has been a long wait, but the wait is finally over, as Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing are set to make their 2024 debut Friday night, March 29, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Wilson, who was forced to forfeit any Florida plans due to trailer repairs, will roll into the new year with not only a fresh mindset, but a new look, backed by a dedicated and long lasting support team padded by Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, and DNC Hydraulics.

Incidentally, although Wilson’s season is off to a relatively delayed start, so is Attica Raceway Park, losing multiple opening night attempts due to Mother Nature.

“The weather kinda did us a favor, especially in our area…we really haven’t missed anything,” Wilson, a two-time All Star Circuit of Champions champion, expressed. “Hats off to everyone involved here at Greg Wilson Racing. Our partners, supporters, and most of all, my family…everyone plays a key role in making this team a reality and I’m so proud to be a part of it. Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics…they are more than just partners, they are family, and I’m not sure any of this would be possible without their support and dedication. Here’s to a fresh start and a new year.”

Similar to their 2023 plan of attack, Greg Wilson’s 2024 agenda will be determined month-to-month and sometimes week-by-week, taking travel, purse structure, and, perhaps most importantly, weather all into consideration.

“We’re just taking things week by week for the most part,” Wilson added. “We’re going to do what makes sense for our team and partners. We have a lot of major events highlighted, but we’ll fill the gaps with what makes the most sense.”

ON DECK: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing will activate their 2024 campaign with a visit to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, March 29.

SPECIAL THANKS: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including:

Primary Partners: Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation, DNC Hydraulics

Associate Partners: SandRidge Custom, CJMM, Conkle Chiropractic

Product Sponsors: Winters Performance, Banshee Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Titan Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Nagy Equipment Sales, Ultra-Shield, BRS (Berryman Racing Shocks), All-Pro Cylinder Heads, AfterBurner Performance, TI22, King Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Sharp Advantage, KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Real Capz, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Burns Petroleum, Smith Titanium, Kistler Engines

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/ X: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Fremont Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2024 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 0 Top-tens: 0 Wins: 0

 

 

Brock Zearfoss eager for Oklahoma and Kansas pair

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 28, 2024) – With their Texas stint officially complete, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will now aim their focus north, set to invade a pair of ovals in the heart of the Great Plains on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30. Zearfoss, who is currently tenth in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series standings, will roll into the weekend on the back of a recent top-ten performance, finishing tenth at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, March 16.

The Oklahoma/Kansas pair will activate at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on Friday, March 29, followed by a stop at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, March 30. Each evening will award a $12,000 payday.

“Excited for Thunderbird and 81 Speedway. It’s never easy racing out on the road, but I have a great team and a lot of great support from our partners, fans and friends, so it makes the trips a lot easier,” Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, No. 3Z sprint car, said. “The season is really starting to hit high gear and we’re looking forward to it. The more we race, the better we are going to get.”

Despite only one Kansas visit for the World of Outlaws this season, Oklahoma will host the Series twice in two weekends, returning to The Sooner State with a visit to Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6. Dubbed the Jason Johnson Classic, the premier program will award a $20,000 payday.

ON DECK: Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a Great Plains double, this time visiting Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Press: www.fullyinjected.com Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com X: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

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

STATS: 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stats: Wins: 0 Top-Fives: 0 Top-Tens: 1

2024 WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIGHLIGHTS: Kicked off 2024 World of Outlaws season with DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park (February 7-10); finished 18th, 19th, 13th, and 16th, respectively. Finished tenth at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, March 16.

 

 

BRODY ROA BACK WITH CAR OWNER JASON MAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2022

(Cypress, CA, March 27, 2024) Weather permitting, for the first time since 2022, veteran sprint car racer Brody Roa will team up with Taft, California car owner Jason May at this Saturday’s Dave Calderwood Memorial at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway. It will be the inaugural race for the Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging.

Roa made several starts in May’s gorgeous #8M prior to 2023 and to say the duo was impressive whenever they showed up at the track is an understatement. Their most memorable win came on August 8, 2022, in the USAC/CRA race at the Santa Maria Raceway. Wheeling May’s 360 car against a full field of 410s, Roa qualified seventh fastest and started the main event on the pole. After leading the first 14 circuits on a track that was rougher than a volcanic lava field, the Garden Grove, California racing star lost the lead on the 15th go around. Not to be denied, he hung close to the new leader and snatched the top spot back on lap 21. From there, he led the final nine laps for a very exciting win.

Eight months later, Roa and May swept a racing weekend in California’s Central Valley. They kicked things off on Friday night in an open comp 360 race on the same Kern County oval he hopes he will be racing on this weekend if Mother Nature cooperates. Twenty-four hours later they made the short 64-mile drive to Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway and triumphed once again.

Tulare not being his best track, the victory surprised Roa. After the race, he told infield announcer Bobby Gerald and the excited crowd, ““If you would have told me I would have won a race at Tulare I would have told you that you were crazy. On an average night, a shopping kart could beat me around here.”

Roa’s first triumph for May was a surprise as well. A week before Labor Day Weekend in 2020, Roa received a call from May offering him a ride in the #8M for the first ever Central Arizona Speedway Sprint Car Series races. Roa gladly accepted the offer and won the main event on the Casa Grande oval. One night later, he started the main in 13th and despite losing his brakes around the halfway mark, he came home in sixth place.

“I did not drive for him at all last year,” Roa said on Tuesday night. “2022 was the last time I ran for him. He did not run many races last year. One car is brand new. A new DRC. Similar to my package that I have here, so, I am looking forward to that. He spent a lot of time and effort getting engines back together last year. Part of the reason that he did not race a lot I think. He was collecting all of his eggs to put a good package together. I think we are both optimistic on how it is going to go if we get this weekend in.”

“I couldn’t even tell you,” Roa exclaimed when asked how many races he and May won together. “ I was talking about it with my dad the other day. It seems like almost every time we went out we won.”

Last Saturday Roa drove a car for longtime racer and car owner Jack Yeley in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. Unfortunately, that night ended a lot earlier than he hoped. After qualifying 12th in the 17-car field, the crew made some alterations to the car before the heat race.

“It was a bummer for sure,” Roa recalled about the short night. “We started off a little slow. We started tuning some things in and made some big changes for the heat race. We rolled around for a few laps. Right before we got lined up I went to hot lap out of turn two. About 150 feet on the gas, it let go. I do not know exactly what broke but it spit the driveshaft out of it. That was the end of our night.”

The May Motorsports entry is sponsored by Winfield’s Racing Engines, RDM Mechanics, Cooper’s Propane, TJM Distribution, TJM Distribution, Ten West Towing, Arctic Sea Mining, Wesco International, Elite Signs and Fastenal.

Roa would like to thank his own sponsors, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. If you would like to be a marketing partner in 2024, contact Roa using the information at the top of this release.

@inlandrigging, @dunkelfarms @roygamityanauctioneer @burris_racing_usa @mikeburrisoc @csishocks @theoriginalloosebruce @alrvirtualservices @k1racegear @moleculesports @rodendsupply @baldwinfilters @ngkracing @originalngksparkplugs @usacnation @usac_cra @perrisautospeedway @b_roa91 @tai_xoxo_roa @zacboz35 @joegibb83, @caltrolinc @narc410 @drivenracingoil

Brody Roa’s 2024 Racing Results

03/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

03/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS - Broke

 

 

WET WEATHER DOWNS DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND FOR WMR AT OCEAN AND MARYSVILLE

The scheduled doubleheader Western Midget Racing weekend this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville and Saturday at Marysville Raceway has been canceled due to forecasted rain.

Western Midget Racing will return to action on April 20 at Bakersfield Speedway along with USCS Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars, and California Lightning Sprints.

For more information visit www.WesternMidgetRacing.com

2024 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

March 16 Ventura Raceway – WINNER: Anthony Bruno

March 29 Ocean Speedway RAIN OUT

March 30 Marysville Raceway RAIN OUT

April 20 Bakersfield Speedway

May 4 Ventura Raceway

May 17 Ocean Speedway

May 18 Petaluma Speedway

June 7 Ocean Speedway

June 8 Petaluma Speedway

June 22 Ventura Raceway

July 12 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 13 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 26 Ocean Speedway

July 27 Antioch Speedway

August 9 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic

August 10 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic

September 21 Bakersfield Speedway

October 25 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway October Classic

October 26 Ventura Raceway

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Closes World of Outlaws Texas Swing With Rally at Kennedale Speedway Park
 

Inside Line Promotions – KENNEDALE, Texas (March 27, 2024) – Dominic Scelzi passed a lot of cars as he faced some adversity the last couple of weeks while racing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in Texas.

Scelzi qualified 14th quickest, placed fifth in a heat race and hustled from 14th to sixth early on during the March 15 feature at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige. However, he lost a few positions in the waning laps to end 11th.

He returned to the bullring the ensuing night and improved by timing in 12th quickest and gaining a position to finish third in a heat race. Scelzi was running just outside the top five during the A Main when he got upside down after contact with the backstretch wall with only a couple of laps remaining. He was credited with a 19th-place result.

“Cotton Bowl has to be one of the best tracks in the country,” he said. “It was outstanding racing. If both features were a few laps shorter we’d have had nearly a couple of top fives, but it didn’t work out that way. I was bummed with our results, but pleased that we raced well both nights.”

The action shifted to Kennedale Speedway Park last Saturday after Friday’s weekend opener rained out. Scelzi was 15th quickest in his group during qualifying. He picked up a spot in a heat race to place seventh before advancing from sixth to third place in the Last Chance Showdown. Scelzi continued to move forward in the feature as he charged from 23rd to 12th – the second-most positions gained.

“We got ourselves a bit behind to start the night so it was good to show the progress we did,” he said. “It’s almost impossible to run up front or get a top five when you’re starting so far back. To come through the B Main and end up just outside the top 10 in the main event was a good rebound from how the night began.”

Next up will be World of Outlaws races this Friday at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Okla., during the World of Outlaws Thunderbird Showdown and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., during the World of Outlaws Wichita Sprint Car Showdown. Scelzi has never competed at Thunderbird Speedway and he placed fourth during his most recent race at 81 Speedway in 2020.

QUICK RESULTS –

March 15 – Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas – Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 11 (14).

March 16 – Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 19 (9).

March 23 – Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas – Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 12 (23).

SEASON STATS –

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Okla., for the World of Outlaws Thunderbird Showdown and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the World of Outlaws Wichita Sprint Car Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Red Rose Transportation, Inc.

Red Rose Transportation, Inc., is a full-service transportation provider that partners with its clients to understand their business and develop creative, cost effective and efficient logistics solutions that will help the clients stay competitive. For more information, visit http://www.RedRoseTransportation.com .

“My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it’s been a huge part of our race program since Day 1,” Scelzi said. “Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we’re grateful for their support.”

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny’s Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

PASS   We’re Ready To Start Racing

The 26th annual season of IMCA/RaceSaver competition with the River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series will take the green flag Saturday at everybody’s favorite bullring, Path Valley Speedway.

The economy sprints will join 270 and 600 micro sprints, limited late models, 4-cylinder thunder cars, and modifieds. For a cooler-weather date, times are earlier: gates open at 2:00 p.m. with warm-ups at 4:00. The first heat race will start after warm-ups. PASS competitors will run qualifying heats, a consolation race if needed, and a 25-lap feature.

Adult general admission is just $10 ($3 for kids 10 and under). Pit admission is $30, plus a $5 membership fee for first-time visitors.

2023 PASS Champion Logan Spahr of Lewisberry will be among nine of last season’s top ten drivers expected to be on hand for a full field. Spahr, points runner-up Zach Rhodes of McVeytown, and Kruz Kepner of Kreamer, who finished ninth in the standings, were three of last year’s four winners at Path Valley.

Built in 1987, Path Valley is not the oldest track PASS runs by any means, but it has run the sanctioning body longer than any other speedway, having missed only PASS’s first year, 1999. More than 200 IMCA/RaceSaver races have been run at the track.

Next week, River Valley Builders PASS will make up October’s Keystone RaceSaver Challenge (The Blue Collar Classic) at Port Royal Speedway. This year the 410 sprints also will be part of the program.

PASS is dedicated to the heritage of RaceSaver with stable and enforceable rules, consistent rules application, and fair purse distribution, paying 24th place one half of first place. Learn about our policy and how to support the series at pasprintseries.com and the heritage of RaceSaver at frenchgrimes.com. We're on social media at Facebook and X.

 

 

USCS SPRINT CARS AND USAC WESTERN MIDGETS OPEN KERN DIRT SEASON THIS SATURDAY

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (March 30, 2024) – Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway Dirt Track will open two new eras when USCS Sprint Cars, USAC/BCRA Western Midgets, and Western Racing Association fires off on March 30th for the Dave Calderwood Memorial. The Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging will make its highly anticipated debut with a large field of non-wing 360 and 410 Sprint Cars from across the southwest, while the Kevin Harvick name graces the dirt track for the first time.

Tickets are on sale now at: https://tickets.thefoat.com/kernraceway//tickets/id-3Ly-k4RVx4sj/ Adult tickets are $25 while kids 6-12 are just $10. Kids five and under are free. Hot laps are scheduled for approx. 4:45pm followed by time trials for both divisions. Opening ceremonies will be at approx. 6:30pm. The night concludes with 30-lap features for both the Sprint Cars and Mighty Midgets.

2023 George Snider Classic West Coast 360 winner Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Calif. comes into Bakersfield with a target on his back, competing for the win in both divisions. He will be teamed with Hollister’s Ryan Bernal in another double duty effort. Bernal is a winner of 35 USAC West Coast 360 features, 10 USAC/CRA races, and four triumphs in the USAC Western Midgets.

Johnson and Bernal are part of at least half a dozen drivers who will compete for the Jimmy Sills Double Duty Bonus. Sills owed much of his career success to racing for car owner Dave Calderwood across USAC’s divisions. The Calderwood Family and Sills will award the highest combined finishing double duty driver with a $1000 bonus.

Bakersfield-area racers are ready to do battle for the checkered flags. 2023 USAC Western Midget champion Brody Fuson, age 19, is a nine-time winner on the Midget trail and a three-time USAC 360 winner. His lone Kern win came in 2022 during the Snider Classic. 17-year-old Cade Lewis of Bakersfield, son of baseball star Colby Lewis, has two career USAC Western Midget wins - including one at Kern. He finished runner-up to Fuson in the 2023 standings. Chris Ennis is an additional Bakersfield pilot who will challenge for the USCS Sprint Car win.

Race winners and champions will converge at Kern for the Dave Calderwood Memorial with former USAC/CRA champ Brody Roa, USAC West Coast 360 champ Ryan Timmons, the nation’s winningest non-wing driver in 2023 Ricky Lewis, and many more in action.

Western Racing Association brings its racing museum to the track as well for exciting exhibitions of days gone by.

For more information, visit www.KernRaceway.com Tickets are available online at the track website or on www.TheFOAT.com


 

POWRi Racing Announces Partnership with Meru Safety with Enhanced Protection Program

Belleville, IL.(3/25/24) POWRi Racing, a prominent sanctioning organization in grassroots motorsports, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Meru Safety, a pioneering provider of safety solutions, aimed at further enhancing safety measures across all POWRi Racing events.

Signifying a significant step forward for both organizations as safety remains a top priority in the world of motorsports, this partnership ensures progress towards the well-being of drivers, teams, and spectators alike.

"We are proud to collaborate with POWRi Racing and contribute our knowledge in safety technology to support their commitment to advancing safety measures," said AJ Burns, Operating Partner of Meru Safety. "As a former POWRi competitor myself, we wanted to find ways to give back while also showcasing our innovative safety solutions at premier events throughout the season. This allows both as the open-wheel feature hard charger award sponsor."

Meru Safety brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the partnership, offering cutting-edge safety products such as a new neck restraint with a hydraulic shock absorber to reduce concussion causing forces designed to mitigate risks and enhance overall safety on the track.

"We are excited to partner with Meru Safety to elevate our standards and continue prioritizing the well-being of everyone involved in POWRi Racing events," said Talin Turner, Series Director of POWRi Racing. Adding "Meru Safety's commitment to excellence and their expertise in developing innovative technologies and solutions, POWRi Racing will benefit from the advanced safety protocols and equipment tailored specifically to our unique demands of dirt track racing."

The partnership between POWRi Racing and Meru Safety underscores the shared dedication to advancing safety initiatives within the motorsports community, by combining their resources and expertise both organizations are poised to set new benchmarks for safety excellence in dirt track racing.
For more information about Meru Safety and their range of safety solutions, visit https://meru-safety.com/.

Follow along for more information on POWRi items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Hustle for Second-Place Result at Kennedale Speedway Park

Inside Line Promotions - KENNEDALE, Texas (March 26, 2024) - Big Game Motorsports pilot David Gravel captured his third podium result of the season last Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park.

Gravel set quick time in his group during qualifying before he placed second in a heat race, which earned a spot into the dash. A run from sixth to fourth place in the dash lined Gravel up on the outside of the second row in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event.

"We qualified good from the get-go and finished in the top two in the heat race," he said. "We didn't get a good dash draw, but we were able to gain a row, which put us in a solid position to have a good run in the feature.

"There was a lot of banging wheels early on. We had a couple of cautions and red flags. At the end of the race the track started opening up and was getting slick in turns three and four and getting trickier and trickier. It's a tight race track with not a lot of space. We had to be careful early and we were able to turn up the wick at the end."

Gravel dropped just out of the top five early before climbing into a podium position in the waning laps. He rapidly reeled in the top two competitors on the last lap, hitting the bottom lane in turns one and two to advance into the runner-up position. The leader went to the bottom in turns three and four and Gravel hustled the top groove to end only a couple of car lengths back as the checkered flag was waved.

"You're just pushing and the car was getting better," he said. "I had to be patient in getting that fuel burned off and then I was able to be more aggressive at the end."

The strong run moved Gravel into a tie for the lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings.

Friday's weekend opener rained out, marking the fourth rainout in March.

Next up will be Gravel's debut at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Okla., this Friday during the World of Outlaws Thunderbird Showdown. The weekend concludes on Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., with the World of Outlaws Wichita Sprint Car Showdown. He placed third at the track last season.

"There's several tracks coming up we haven't been to," he said. "We'll see what it's like and react from there. We've been to 81 (Speedway) a few times and I've felt good there so I'm looking forward to going back."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Okla., for the World of Outlaws Thunderbird Showdown and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the World of Outlaws Wichita Sprint Car Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Sprint Invaders Welcome Mohrfeld Solar as Title Sponsor; 23rd Season Kicks Off April 13 at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) March 26, 2024 – The Sprint Invaders 17-race season will kick off April 13 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The series welcomes Mohrfeld Solar as a title sponsor in 2024.

Headquartered in southeast Iowa, Mohrfeld Solar combines a team of quality, licensed electricians with an underground division, lighting division, and energy specialists to provide efficient solar installations for customers. From the energy audit to design, installation, and system monitoring, everything is done in-house with Mohrfeld Solar. Their team is knowledgeable about local utility companies and tax incentives, ensuring a quick return on your investment.

Shottenkirk Automotive Group returns as the A main sponsor for the Sprint Invaders, as do Randall’s Performance, Josh Denning & Associates and Golden Eagle Distributors (heat and B sponsors). Scott Donlan will again award $75 to the night’s hard-charger in honor of Christine Wahl-Levitt, and KSE returns as the Hard-Charger Contingency Sponsor. K-1 Race Gear will again supply a uniform to both the Sprint Invaders champion and Rookie of the Year.

Agriland FS of Winterset comes on as the new Shake-up Dash Sponsor, Morning Sun Farm Implement will sponsor heat three, and Avis Rent A Car/Budget Car Rental of Burlington will serve as the $50 Draw Sponsor (for any driver drawing a 50 for the heat races).

The race schedule encompasses 17 events at eleven different venues. Stuart Speedway will host the series for the first time in its history on June 2. That event will be co-sanctioned with the Malvern Bank 360 Sprint Series.

The series returns to three tracks after lengthy absences. Those tracks are the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Missouri (June 7), the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa (July 10), the Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa (July 16) and the Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa (July 30).

Keep apprised of the latest on the Sprint Invaders by visiting our Facebook page, or our website at www.SprintInvaders.org.

2024 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Saturday, April 13 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, May 5 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)

Sunday, May 26 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, June 2 – Stuart Speedway (Stuart, IA)*

Friday, June 7 – Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, MO)

Sunday, June 9 – Adams County Speedway (IL) (Quincy, IL)

Friday, June 21 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)

Saturday, June 22 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, June 23 – East Moline Raceway (East Moline, IL)

Sunday, July 7 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)

Wednesday, July 10 – Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA)

Tuesday, July 16 – Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, IA)

Tuesday, July 30 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA)

Friday, August 16 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Saturday, August 17 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)

Friday, September 27 - TBD

Saturday, September 28 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) “Fall Haul”

*co-sanctioned with Malvern Bank 360 Sprint Series

2023 Sprint Invaders Top 20 Driver Points (Feature Wins)

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 2479
Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 2383
Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 2379
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 2334 (5)
Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2303
Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 2262 (1)
Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL, 2148
Chase Richards, Burlington, IA, 2107
Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA, 1869
McCain Richards, Burlington, IA, 1651
Dustin Clark, Agency, IA, 1551
Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 1543
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 1464 (1)
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 1255 (2)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 1209
Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 1166
Randy Martin, California, MO, 1132
Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 1093
Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA, 1003
Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA, 629

Series Sponsors

Title Sponsor – Mohrfeld Solar

A Main Sponsor – Shottenkirk Automotive

Shake-up Dash Sponsor – Agriland FS Winterset

Heat Sponsors – Randall’s Performance, Ameriprise: Josh Denning & Associates, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Golden Eagle Distributors

B Main Sponsor – Golden Eagle Distributing

$50 Draw Sponsor (for drivers drawing a 50) – Avis Rent A Car/Budget Car Rental

$75 Hard Charger Sponsor – In Honor of Christine Wahl-Levitt by Scott Donlan

Hard Charger Contingency – KSE Racing Products

Contingency Sponsors

Hoosier, Midland Performance, K-1 Racegear, Rocket Graphics, Bell Helmets, Stronghurst Collision Refinish (SCR), King Racing Products, DMI, BMRS, KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products

K-1 Race Gear Sponsors Champion and Rookie of the Year

K-1 Race Gear will award a custom fit uniform to not only this season’s Sprint Invaders Champion, but also the Rookie of the Year with the series.

From K-1 Race Gear: "K-1 Race Gear is proud to be partnered with the Sprint Invaders! More drivers trust K1 Race Gear with all of their safety product needs than any other brand on the market. Whether it is Premium custom suits, gloves or shoes, K1 Race Gear has you covered. Find out more at www.k1racegear.com and follow us along at @k1racegear on all social media platforms. K1 Race Gear. The racer's brand of safety gear and apparel."

K1 Race Gear was born in 2003 with the philosophy of offering products to our customers that we ourselves would be proud to use. At K1 Race Gear, we are racers ourselves, and we understand the value of buying quality racing products at a reasonable price. To meet the needs of our customers, we strive to provide quality racing equipment at K1 Race Gear - including racing shoes, suits, driving gloves, helmets, and more - to racers of all ages at a great value. Whether your son or daughter is just starting out in the sport or you have a life-long passion for racing, we have the products for you in our full line of K1 Race Gear. If you are interested in purchasing karting or racing equipment, including racing shoes, suits, and driving gloves, contact K1 Race Gear today!

 

 

HERITAGE WINE CELLARS BECOMES "OFFICIAL WINERY" OF HOVIS RUSH RACING SERIES

By Mike Leone

March 26, 2024 -

(Pulaski, PA)...As the 2024 racing season draws near, the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants is proud to announce Heritage Wine Cellars of North East, Pa. as the "Official Winery" of the Series. Located in one of the largest grape growing regions east of the Rockies and the fourth largest Concord grape growing region in the United States, Heritage offers a variety of 45 wines, ports, and sparkling wines- the largest selection in the state of Pennsylvania.

As an added touch, the podium finishers at all 2024 RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series events will receive a three-pack of Heritage Wine Cellars premier products. The three-pack will include Winter Pear, a double gold award winner at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show, which is their best seller with over 2000 cases sold per year; Concord, made with 100% Concord grapes, the same type of grape utilized by Welch's and that have been grown on the family farm for seven generations; and Heritage Wine, similar to an UnOaked Chardonnay, with a soft smooth flavor and finish.

Heritage Wine Cellars, established in 1974, is celebrating 50 years in the wine making industry, and believe that great wine making starts with a true passion for a quality product. Heritage takes pride in selecting the best ingredients and uses a traditional hands on approach to wine making that is guided by their talented winemaker every step of the way. Their dedication to both quality and process results in outstanding wines that can be enjoyed by all.

Heritage Wine Cellars goal is to provide customers, old and new, with their delicious, hand crafted, award-winning wines. Heritage is proud to provide the largest selection in Pennsylvania, offering something to satisfy every palate from unique fruit infused to their traditional red, whites and more.

Each classic and new wine carries the “Bostwick Family” tradition and commitment to the wine and grape industry, and with each bottle their attention to detail can be seen! Their tradition of quality viticulture originated more than 150 years ago with Harvey Hall and the original 100-acre fruit farm in 1805. Today, the tradition of fine wines is carried on by the seventh Generation of Viticulture and third Generation of Vintners and current owners, Joshua Bostwick.

First in 2009, then in 2018 and 2019, Heritage Wine Cellars was awarded the Best of Show Governor’s Cup Award in the Fruit Wine Category! Heritage Wine Cellars is the only winery in North East to receive this prestigious award consecutively.

"It's great to see yet another non-industry related company join RUSH as an important corporate marketing partner," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Over the years, numerous nationally recognized companies and manufacturers directly involved with the racing industry have helped us set a strong foundation for RUSH. Today, we are seeing more and more other types of businesses, such as Heritage Wine Cellars, align with RUSH to capture the numerous marketing opportunities we offer as well as the loyalty of our fan base."

"From a personal perspective I can honestly tell you Heritage Wine Cellars is my favorite winery," added Emig. "I'm really looking forward to helping them increase their brand awareness throughout the entire RUSH footprint; I know for those that enjoy a nice glass of wine on various occasions will not be disappointed with Heritage's selections!"

Heritage Wine Cellars is located at 12160 East Main Street, North East, PA 16428. For additional information, check out their website at www.heritagewine.biz or call 814-725-8015. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Heritagewinecellar.

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Gunter's Honey, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Landrum Performance Springs, TBM Brakes, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Heritage Wine Cellars, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, and Terry Bowser Excavating.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our various Facebook and Twitter pages by searching for the appropriate RUSH Series.

 

Reinhardt Welcomes E-Z-GO for 2024; Coors, Capitol and Henry’s Return
Season To Kick Off April 7th at Bridgeport Motorsports Park

New Oxford, PA – March 27, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Coming off his most successful 410 sprint car season thus far in his career that saw him record over 30 top ten finishes and 3 wins, Kyle Reinhardt will approach 2024 with a quality over quantity mindset. He will focus on a Central Pennsylvania schedule, with a couple of high-profile national events sprinkled in.
WELCOME TO THE TEAM

New to Reinhardt’s program in 2024 is E-Z-GO Golf Cars.

E-Z-GO is a trusted name in the golf industry, known for its reliability and innovation. They offer a wide range of high-quality golf cars with excellent battery life. Plus you can customize your golf car with a wide range of accessories, including storage solutions, windshields, and more.

Golf Cart Services in New Oxford, PA is your place to get the E-Z-GO golf car products and services you need! Whether you are looking for new, used, rentals, or wholesale for your business, they can help!

“I am excited to have E-Z-GO Golf Cars join us. Adding another large company whose products are a natural tie-in with the racing community is a great fit. There are always golf cars in the campground at the tracks.”, Reinhardt commented.

“We are happy to see their involvement in racing continue through their relationship with Scott (Gobrecht) and Golf Cart Services in New Oxford (PA).”
STICKING WITH IT

Returning for a second season with Reinhardt is Coors Banquet Beer. After joining the No.91 team early in the 2023 season, the long-time popular beverage, which turned 150 years old last year, is back and has increased its involvement.

Reinhardt and Coors, through Ace Distributing, are planning multiple appearances this year where fans will be able to come out to meet Reinhardt, take photos, get autographs, and see the No.91 machine close up.

“We had a great partnership last year and I’m really happy they decided to stay with us. They even increased their involvement, so they felt the same way. That means a lot.”, Reinhardt said.

“I’m looking forward to meeting fans at the appearances we are planning for this summer, and we will look forward to raising a few more Coors in victory lane again this season!”

Ace Distributing, which coordinates Reinhardt’s partnership with Coors, is a leading beverage wholesaler in South Central Pennsylvania, right in the heart of the racing community. When you head to your favorite dirt track, you want your favorite ice-cold beer to enjoy, right? Ace services over 1,400 direct retail partners across Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Mifflin, and Juniata counties. That means you can pick up some Coors Banquet beer from your local distributor on the way to your favorite track!

The long-time cornerstone of the team, Capitol Custom Trailers and Coaches, returns as well. Many teams in pit areas across the country trust Capitol as the premiere custom, high-quality trailer dealer. As racers themselves, they understand what their customers want and need.

Also back is Henry’s Wrecker Service, another perennial supporter and integral part of the No.91 program. Covering the Greater Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland areas, Henry’s is always at the ready! They operate 24/7/365 to help keep the roads clear by operating the largest fleet of tow trucks, including many large wreckers that are on constant standby for when accidents happen. Their experienced professional drivers are experts in recovery and accident cleanup. For swift and efficient roadside assistance and towing services, call Henry’s Wrecker Service at 703-698-8900!
THE 2024 PLAN

Reinhardt will get his 2024 season rolling at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in his home state of New Jersey on Sunday, April 7th. He will of course be piloting his familiar Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, E-Z-GO Golf Cars, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91.

“We are looking to continue building on our successful 2023 season, which was my best so far. We are going to have to race a little less to enable the program to grow. That might sound odd but it’s kind of a quality over quantity approach. I’ve only got two engines, so I need to focus on using the available resources in a way that best benefits our team and our marketing partners.”, Reinhardt said of his approach to the 2024 season.

There are approximately 50 races on Reinhardt’s tentative schedule for this season. Follow Kyle’s social media and Addicted2DirtPR to keep up with the latest updates and information all season long.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Elevate Your Golf Game with E-Z-GO Golf Cars!

Looking for the perfect golf car to enhance your game? Look no further! E-Z-GO offers a wide range of high-quality golf cars designed to take your golfing experience to the next level.

Smooth Performance: Our golf cars are engineered for performance, providing a smooth and comfortable ride on the course.

Long-lasting Battery: With our efficient battery technology, you can enjoy a long-lasting ride without worrying about running out of power.

Convenient Accessories: Customize your golf car with our range of accessories, including storage solutions, windshields, and more.

Trusted Brand: E-Z-GO is a trusted name in the golf industry, known for its reliability and innovation.

Perfect for Any Course: Whether you’re playing on a challenging course or a leisurely one, E-Z-GO golf cars are designed to perform.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enhance your golfing experience with E-Z-GO golf cars. Visit our website, EZGO.TXTSV.COM, to explore our range of products and accessories.
Golf Cart Services in New Oxford, PA is your place to get the E-Z-GO golf car products and services you need! Whether you are looking for new, used, rentals or wholesale for your business, they can help!

Address: 4296 York Rd #9114, New Oxford, PA 17350

Hours:

Monday 7 AM–4 PM
Tuesday 7 AM–4 PM
Wednesday 7 AM–4 PM
Thursday 7 AM–4 PM
Friday 7 AM–4 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Phone: (717) 624-2900

Website: GolfCartServices.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2024 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook: Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Twitter: Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21

Instagram: Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers
Capitol Renegade
Coors Banquet Beer
E-Z-GO Golf Cars
Henry’s Wrecker Service

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

Titan Wings

Simpson Race Products

 

 

JEFF DYER EXPERIENCED MIXED RESULTS IN LAST TWO RACES – WEATHER MAY AFFECT WHERE HE RACES SATURDAY

(Yucca Valley, CA, March 20, 2024) For veteran open-wheel racer Jeff Dyer, the past two weeks have produced vastly different results in two separate disciplines of open-wheel competition. On March 9th, the racing California Highway Patrol Officer finished second in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series main event at the Bakersfield Speedway. One week later, he ended up 19th in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series main event at Perris Auto Speedway.

Dyer, who turned 41 last week, hopped into his son Seth’s car for the impressive performance at Bakersfield. The unselfish teen offered Dyer the ride after the latter lost an engine during the California Mid-Winter Fair races at the Imperial Valley Raceway. The CLS has a throwaway rule where each driver throws out a race throughout the year. The elder Dyer used his throwaway when mechanical ills plagued him at the season-opening race. Thus, he could not afford to sit out the Bakersfield event. However, he was prepared to do so until Seth approached him with an idea. The teen would sit out and use his throwaway and his father would not lose a race. The move paid great dividends for both. Jeff got to race and in doing so, he got seat time in Seth’s car and adjusted it for the teen’s future races.

After qualifying fourth fastest in the 14-car field with a lap of 13.062, the Yucca Valley, California racer placed fourth in his eight-lap heat race.

For the main at Bakersfield, Dyer, who won a main event at the track last June, was starting on the inside of row three. After initially slipping back to sixth, the veteran racer moved back to fifth on lap four. Two laps later he executed a daring pass going into turn one. He passed two cars at one time and found himself in third.

From laps six through 19, Dyer became mixed up in one of the best scraps for position the CLS has seen in quite some time. It was initially a seesaw battle with Aiden Lange that had them fighting for third place. Simultaneously, they sandwiched the second-place car and suddenly the battle between the two was for the number two spot. Dyer finally took control of that position on lap 19. He set his sights on the race-long leader, but victory was not his to be and he raced home second.

When the CLS next hits the track in April, Dyer will be sixth in points.

While things went well at Bakersfield, the same could not be said for the March 16th race in the USAC/CRA Series at Perris Auto Speedway. After qualifying with a lap of 17.117, things spiraled downhill in a hurry. In his heat race, lap seven contact with another car knocked him out of the 10-lapper. The tangle destroyed the front shocks, a wheel, and a few other bolt-on parts.

Dyer and his crew got the car repaired for the main event and he started the 30-lapper in 19th. Things were going better until lap 22 when disaster struck. As Dyer sped into turn four, a car was stopped on the cushion. With no time to miss the car, Dyer threw it sideways and hit it. The contact saw Dyer get airborne and head back across the track where he landed on top of another car before settling right side up. This time the yellow #39 sustained too much damage and was towed back to the pit area to be loaded back into the trailer.

“We hit sideways,” he commented about the main event tangle. “It was no man's land at that point in time as I had already committed. We hit Ricky Lewis bounced down the track and then Cody Williams hit us. We were ready to flip and when Cody hit us it brought us back down to earth. Cody had nowhere to go. It (the crash) ripped the rear end out of the car and it destroyed the header and some other bolt-on pieces. Actually, it was not as bad as we thought. The chassis is okay. I thought it was going to be bent for sure. It is all fixable. Unfortunately, I was gone last week and we could not get it fixed for Cocopah.”

“I really did not expect the track to be that good and I completely missed the setup in qualifying,” the CHP Officer nicknamed “Ponch” lamented. “We were way too tight. In the heat, we were doing pretty good and then we got in that tangle. We were pretty good in the main, too. We need to do a little bit more to the car. I called Spike ( the Spike Chassis company) and got some notes from them. Actually, the notes they gave me, we were quite a bit off from where we should be. With the changes they told us, we should be a lot better.”

Last week Dyer was doing some training at the CHP facility in Sacramento, California. Being there for the week meant he did not have time to fix his car for last Saturday’s USAC/CRA race at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. Weather permitting, he will return to the track for the first race in the new Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging at the Kevin Harvick Kern Raceway this Saturday, March 30th. In case of inclement weather, Dyer and his teenage son will head south to the Barona Raceway for the So Cal Lightning Sprint Car race.

If the race happens at Kern, hot laps will begin at 4:45 p.m. and opening ceremonies will be at approximately 6:30. Adult tickets are $25.00. Kids five and under are free. The track is located at 13500 Raceway Boulevard Interstate 5 and South Enos Lane in Bakersfield. The track website is https://www.kernraceway.com/ and the office phone is (661) 835-1264.

If the weather gets the best of Kern and Dyer heads to Barona, the track is located at 1754 Wildcat Canyon Road, in Lakeside, California. Gates will open at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with racing at 6:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. For kids 7 to 17, admission is $10.00. Seniors, Military, and EMTs also get in for $10.00. Children 6 and under and parking are free. Family packs of two adults and two kids are $50.00. The track website https://baronaspeedway.com/ and the phone number is (619) 994-6560.

Upcoming on Dyer’s schedule is a date at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway on April 6 for round #4 of the USAC/CRA Series. On April 13th he and Seth will make the long drive north to the Merced Speedway for the opening battle in the annual California Lightning Sprint Cars vs Bay Cities Racing Association Civil War Series.

In 2024, the following marketing partners will help keep the Dyers on track. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, Straight Time Stirrups, Justice Brothers, Fonseca Racing, Specialty Fasteners, and Blud Racing Lubricants. If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2024, call (760) 550-7237 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandparents, Glenn, and Beverly Sels, throughout the 2024 season.

Jeff Dyer’s 2024 Racing Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprints DNS

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

3/9/24 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

Seth Dyer’s 2024 Racing Results

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway California Lightning Sprints 13th A Main

 

 

dac’sŪ Pet Products offer help for pet owners and Attica's Brad Doty Classic

Monday, March 25, 2024

ATTICA, Ohio – It’s no secret most race fans are huge pet lovers. So it made perfect sense for Direct Action Co., Inc., - otherwise known as dacŪ – to step up and have their dac@ Pet Products line become the presenting marketing partner of the 36 Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic set for Tuesday, July 16 at Attica Raceway Park featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

“It Makes a World of Difference.” That is what dacŪ adheres to with all their

products that help pets, horses and other livestock. It’s that same commitment that dac’sŪ Pet

Products will bring to the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dac’sŪ Pet

Products.

“This is a company that Attica Raceway Park and the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products can not only help with brand recognition, but this partnership will promote their products directly to the race fans, many of whom have pets,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the race.

Doty said his family has been using dacŪ horse products for years.

“We’ve always had a lot of dogs in our household too and we definitely use the dacŪ Pet

Products’ line of canine shampoos, conditioners, vitamins and supplements,” Doty added.

“Just like dacŪ Pet Products’ commitment to help animals perform better and live healthier lives,

their commitment to our race helps elevate the event and make it bigger and better as well,”

added Doty

Randy Jacobs, owner and president of dacŪ, and his family have a long history in

racing. Randy’s grandfather Pete Jacobs built Wayne County Speedway and Randy’s sons, Garrett and RJ raced a sprint car at one time as well. Randy is also the cousin to Kenny and Dean Jacobs which means he has deep roots in racing as well as in the horse business.

To purchase any of dacŪ’s great products go to www.feeddac.com. For pet products

click on canine and you can also search their website for a dealer near you.

Direct Action Co., Inc. (aka dacŪ Vitamins and Minerals) began in 1983 with a single product

called Direct Action. It was based on a “new” feed technology called chelation, where a mineral

is wrapped with an enzyme to naturally enhance the utilization of the mineral. Today,

biotechnology in the feed business has gone from an obscure area of research and technology to

give dacŪ customers products that will enhance the performance of their horses, pets and

livestock whether they are working in the fields, showing in the ring, or simply being loving

pets.

Currently, dacŪ offers over 75 products. By working with biotech firms and

research specialists, dacŪ is able to offer products that are geared to meet the unique needs of the

animal and its owner.

When the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series comes to Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 16 for the 36th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products, the competitors will be battling for the $15,000 payday and the special trophy and hardware that go to the winner.

This year will mark the 19th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products. There

have been 25 different winners in the 33 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been

rained out). NASCAR champion Kyle Larson claimed his third Brad Doty Classic in 2023. It

was his third Doty win in the last four years.

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dacŪ Pet Products are on

sale by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic link at the top

of the main page.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter

@atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at

attica_raceway_park.

Follow Brad Doty on Twitter @braddoty18 and on Instagram @braddoty18

Brad Doty Classic Winners

1989 – Steve Kinser

1990 – Jack Hewitt

1991 – Bobby Allen

1992 – Rained Out

1993 – Mark Keegan

1994 – Danny Smith

1995 – Randy Kinser

1996 – Dale Blaney

1997 – Tyler Walker

1998 – Jeff Shepard

1999 – Butch Schroeder

2000 – Kelly Kinser

2001 – Danny Smith (2)

2002 – Alvin Roepke

2003 – Dean Jacobs

2004 – Greg Wilson

2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland

2006 – Joey Saldana

2007 – Jac Haudenschild

2008 – Jason Meyers

2009 – Steve Kinser (2)

2010 – Dale Blaney (2)

2011 – Donny Schatz

2012 – Kerry Madsen

2013 – Donny Schatz (2)

2014 – Paul McMahan

2015 – Rained Out

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 – Donny Schatz (4)

2019 – Brock Zearfoss

2020 – Kyle Larson

2021- Spencer Bayston

2022- Kyle Larson (2)

2023- Kyle Larson (3)

 

 

Mid-Race Issue Derails Ashton Torgerson at KKM Giveback Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to his micro roots over the weekend to take part in the Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback Classic event at Plaza Park in Visalia, CA, Ashton Torgerson picked up a fifth-place finish during his Wednesday night prelim before a mid-race issue took him out of Friday night’s finale.

Kicking his weekend off on Wednesday night piloting the Torgerson Racing No.02 entry, the Glendale AZ driver timed in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials, which put him on the front row of his heat race.

Needing to take advantage of the prime starting position to accrue max points, Torgerson did just that as the win moved him into a qualifier where he ultimately lined up in the second row.

When the qualifier went green, Torgerson was able to move forward as he picked up a position and accepted the checkered flag with a second place finish and transferred directly into the opening night feature event.

Lining up third in the 25-lapper, Torgerson looked to finish inside the Top-4 to lock directly into Friday night’s Championship feature event.

Settling into fourth when the feature came to life, Torgerson was able to jump into third on the fourth lap, but he was amidst a furious battle for the final lock in position and bounced between fourth and sixth for the next four stanzas.

Settle back into fourth on the ninth lap as he got some separation from fifth, a late restart changed the look of Torgerson’s night. The ensuring restart saw the battle for the final lock in spot heat up, and Torgerson slipped back to fifth with just three laps to go in the race.

Doing all he could to race back into the lock in spot, he came up short and found himself on the front row of a Friday night ‘B’ Main.

Spending Thursday night as a Torgerson Racing crew member, he returned to the track himself on Friday night, looking to lock into the feature and put on a run in the feature.

Making quick work of the field in his ‘B’, Torgerson raced to the win and found himself in the ninth spot for the 35-lap Championship finale.

When the feature went green, Torgerson dropped a few positions in the early going as he fell back to 11th where he ran much of the race. After dropping to 12th for a lap, Torgerson was able to make a big move to get into 10th, but he found himself in a tight battle.

A misstep saw him slip back to 14th on the 19th lap, and the 20th lap issues arose and brought his feature event to an end.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 14, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s- 6

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson is slated to remain in CA this week and make his season debut in the Torgerson Racing Winged 360ci Sprint Car on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Austin Torgerson Wins KKM Giveback Prelim at Plaza Park

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the first ever Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback event in California last weekend, Austin Torgerson picked up a win during his Thursday night prelim event, before a tangle in the Friday night finale ended his night early.

Hitting the Plaza Park Speedway on Thursday night for his preliminary night, Torgerson got his night off to a quick start as he was quick time in the Torgerson Racing No. 88 entry.

Going from fourth to third in his heat race, Torgerson moved into a qualifier where he again lined up in the second row for the 10-lap race. Picking up a couple of key positions, Torgerson finished second and locked into the feature event where he found himself on the front row.

Lining up on the outside of the front row alongside Gavin Miller, Torgerson got the jump as he paced the field into turns one and two. Looking very strong out front, Torgerson kept the field at bay despite a couple of stoppages putting the field back on his rear bumper.

Nailing his restarts, Torgerson was not to be denied on this night as he raced his way to the feature event win and successfully locked into the Friday night KKM Giveback feature event.

Checking back in at the revamped Visalia, CA facility on Friday night for the 35-lap feature event, Torgerson rolled off the starting grid from the outside of the second row as he chased after the $10,000 top prize that was up for grabs.

When the green was displayed to the field, Torgerson jumped into third as he continued to look very stout at the central California facility. Running hard against some of the top names in the country, Torgerson surrendered the third position on lap 20 as he slipped back to fourth.

As the laps clicked off, Torgerson continued to run well inside the Top-5 until trouble struck with just six laps to go. As the second-place runner challenged for the lead he half spun and got our shape.

Attempting to correct, he forced Torgerson and Gavin Miller to make contact and it brought Austin’s weekend to a disappointing end.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson is scheduled to make his season debut in the family owned winged 360ci sprint car this Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.


 

Super late models back at Michaels Mercer raceway along with 410 sprints for season opening “chiller thriller.”

By Jim Balentine
(Mercer,Pa)

After a long absence since 2017 the high powered super late models will make their highly anticipated return to Michaels Mercer raceway at the annual kickoff for the tracks 73rd season at the “chiller thriller” slated for Saturday April 6 2024. The 410 sprints will make their debut for the “chiller thriller” in an unsanctioned $3000 to win event. And the mini stocks will compete for $500 to win.

The super late models will be unsanctioned with an open tire rule and will follow the general guidelines of the local area late model tracks. The minimum weight will be 2300 lbs with driver. It will pay $2500 to win and $250 to start.

The high horsepower full bodied machines have always put on a great show at the tricky Mercer oval with 3 abreast racing and with the new red clay put down last year the drivers will be racing top to bottom all around the speedway…and with no “home track advantage” it should be an exciting show to see who can be victorious in the event. A lot of buzz has already generated regarding this event with drivers showing interest from stateline, Eriez, Marion Center, and Wayne county and Attica in Ohio as well as some drivers from Central Pennsylvania.

The super late models were at one time the class that opened the season at the “chiller thriller” for many years. Dave Hess Jr. won the last super lm feature in April of 2017. Russell King took the win in 2016. Gregg Satterlee-‘14, Rob Blair-‘13, and Mike Knight have been the more recent winners.
Other late model drivers capturing wins at Mercer since 1994 are Dave Scott-3; Keith Barbara -2; Alan Dellinger -2; Dick Barton -1; John mollick -1; Nick Jones-1. The division also ran weekly for one season in 1974 when both Canfield and Butler Speedway closed with Ralph Quarterson the lone champion.

The fire breathing 410 sprint cars will make their first ever appearance at the chiller thriller in an unsanctioned $3000 to win event. 2 time defending track champion Adam Kekich should be on hand, as well as four-time track champion Jack Sodeman Jr., Hall of Fame driver and multi time track champ Bob Felmlee, Brandon Spithaler and the leading feature winner over the past couple seasons in the division, AJ Flick.

The mini stocks will be in competition for a $500 to win event and with the new rule package for 2024 it should bring some different drivers to the historic speedway. 4 time track champion Andy Thompson, Randy and Carl Ealy, Josh Eakman and others will be ready to take on the outside invaders trying to defend their home turf. A large turn out is expected for the event.

General admission
$20 Seniors $18
Pit passes $35 seniors $30

Hot laps 6 pm
racing at 7 pm
pits open 4pm
grandstands 5pm

410 sprint payoff

1 3000
2 1300
3 1000
4 750
5 650
6 550
7 500
8 450
9 425
10 400
11 375
12 375
13 375
14 350
15 350
16 350
17 300
18 300
19 300
20 300
21 300
22 300
23 300
24 300
$100 Tow/Non-Qualifiers

Super Lm payoff 4.6.24 24 cars
1.$2500
2.$1500
3.$1000
4.$800
5.$650
6.$550
7.$500
8.$450
9.$400
10.$375
11.$350
12.$300
13.$275
14.-24. $250

For more information on Mercer or potential sponsorship opportunities please visit our Facebook page or our website: www.MichaelsMercerracewaydotcom You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook messenger.

 

Kyle Keen’s Dominant Performance Ends in Heartbreak at BAPS Motor Speedway
 

York Haven, PA – March 26, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Keen spent the offseason working relentlessly on every aspect of his program. He, his father Shawn and other team members put together a complete 358 sprint car and a complete 410 sprint car, making sure every detail was how they wanted it.

On top of that, he invested significant time and effort on the marketing side of his program, bringing in a new partner, Hess Auctioneering, to continue building his resources. He also participated in multiple testing sessions in the weeks leading up to his season opening race.

To say Keen couldn’t wait to hit the track for competitive action to reap some rewards would be a huge understatement.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: March 24, 2024

Division: 358 Sprint Cars
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Stats: 20 cars, Heat 5th (5), A-main 13th (4)

POSITIVES TO BUILD ON

Keen’s day kicked off with a respectable 5th place run in his heat race. The car was good but passing was difficult on the still narrow racing surface early in the show.

It was good enough to make the redraw though and that paid off nicely.

Keen started 4th in the 20-lap A-main and showed his dominance from the drop of the green. He charged to the front to lead the opening lap. He remained out in front and began to stretch his lead to a very comfortable margin.

The opening half of the main event was solid proof that Keen and his team had certainly put in the work during the offseason. He was fast.

Keen led the first 12 laps of the 20-lap feature but the potential victory slipped away with one mistake and a tough lesson learned.

“That was a tough one to swallow.”, a disappointed Keen said. “We were really good. I felt like the win was ours but I made a mistake running the top and it cost us a win. Lesson learned.”

Despite falling short of the result Keen felt his car was capable of, he was very encouraged by the speed and balance the car had.

“Can’t thank my wife, my dad and mom, my crew, and my sponsors for sticking with me through learning curves like this. I will be better next time and hopefully we can get that first 358 win this year.”, Keen said.
UP NEXT

Williams Grove Speedway will kick off their 358 sprint car schedule Friday night, March 29th and Kyle Keen will be in attendance.

SEASON STATS

358 SPRINT CAR: 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15

410 SPRINT CAR: 0 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 0 top 15’s

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$17,000 on the line for USL Hero 100 Saturday at Red Dirt Raceway

by John Rittenoure

GLENPOOL, Okla. (March 25, 2024) - The 2024 Ortco Inc. United Sprint League presented by Same Day Auto Repair season finally gets underway this Saturday with the Salute to Fairgrounds Speedway Hero 100 at Red Dirt Raceway.

The season opener for non-wing champ sprint / 305 sprint cars will be like no other event on the schedule this season. Drivers will draw to determine the order of qualifying which will consist of single car qualifying runs against the clock. The top 16 in time trials will lock in to a 100-lap main event paying $3,000-to-win and $500-to-start. The balance of the field will run in one or two Last-Chance races (depending on car count) with the top eight advancing to the rear of the 100-lap A main. If two last-chance races are run four will advance from each race to make eight.

A fan pill draw will determine if there is an inversion of (0, 4, 6, 8) in the A-Main.

The first 80 laps of the feature will count yellow flag laps. Between laps 40-60 a red flag will be thrown. Crews will have 10 minutes to add fuel, make adjustments to the cars, and the race will be restarted and run to completion.

Lap money ($100 per lap) for the 100-lap feature is being accepted with all money going to the drivers purse. Contact promoter Cody Brewer at 405-823-8095 if you would like to contribute.

Due to the format of this race only USL show points will be awarded to all drivers entered.

Factory Stocks, Sport Mods / B-Mods, Tuners and Vintage Open Wheel cars will also be on the program.

Pits open at 2 p.m., and grandstands at 3 along with a vintage race car show in the tailgate area. Drivers meeting takes place at 4:11 followed by racing at 5.

About United Sprint League

Owned by Michael Tyre, the USL sanctions 360 two-barrel / 305 non-wing sprint car events throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states with goals of supporting sponsors and providing fans the the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of non-wing sprint car racing.

Website: https://www.myracepass.com/series/1794.

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

About Ortco Inc.

Ortco Inc. manufactures qualify oilfield parts from American made bar and shaped steel on computerized CNC machinery. Products are then Heat Treated, coated for rust prevention, and warehoused for shipments across the globe. Ortco also utilizes high quality investment castings for safety clamps and various tongs.

Website: http://OrtcoInc.com.

United Sprint League Marketing Partners

Ortco, Inc., Same Day Auto Repair, Speed Stix Shocks, D&G Contracting, DFR Discount Tire, Passing Points Podcast, Kent Fireworks, Hoss Media.


 

GET YOUR EASTER TREAT AT SUNGOLD STADIUM

Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway will fire up for the final time this season on Easter Sunday, March 31 for the annual Easter Sprintcar Trail presented by the Flying Horse Bar & Brewery.
Super Rods and Late Models will complete the program which will feature a HUGE Fireworks show.
Total nominations are currently at 60 across the three divisions. Twenty-five Sprintcars have nominated including former Australian Champion Jock Goodyer and former Classic Champion Brock Hallet. Goodyer has been in scintillating form this season wherever he goes, also winning the last Sprintcar feature at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway.
Local Jamie Veal will contest the final round of the Easter Trail, looking for a win not only of the round but also the Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship which he currently leads.
Albury’s Grant Anderson, winner of Max’s Race in December is always a strong performer at Premier Speedway. Tasmanian Tate Frost has shown he can mix it with the best when it counts and veteran Brett Milburn will be looking to cap off his return to form with a win at Premier Speedway.
Late Models and Super Rods will be vying for their respective inaugural Track Championships presented by Australian Racing Products and JD Race Parts respectively.
Tasmanian Callum Harper is the points leader of the Late Model Championship however, is closely followed by Peter Nicola with Chevy Edwards only twenty points off the lead setting up for a great final round this weekend.
Freshly crowned Victorian Super Rod Champion Jacob Pitcher leads the JD Race Parts Championship. Recent form would show Pitcher will be hard to defeat for the Track Championship.

The event will include a pit walk for the public prior to the event program commencing. Entry will be via the internal public to pit gate only.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase now from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Public gates open at 3.00pm
Pit Walk from 3.15pm – 4.00pm
On-track action from 5.00pm

Nominations; https://premierspeedway.com.au/race-night/

Please stay tuned for further event information during the week.

We thank Flying Horse Bar & Brewery for their support and encourage you to drop in and have a meal and beverage across the weekend to return the support they have given to our sport.

 

Schatz continues top-ten streak at Kennedale; Thunderbird and 81 ahead
ByTyler Altmeyer
Mar 25, 2024

Date: Saturday, March 23rd
Event: Inaugural Visit
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, Texas)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 9th (9th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 25, 2024) – Another World of Outlaws start resulted in another World of Outlaws top ten for Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, accomplishing the feat at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23. Schatz, who is now eight for eight this season in the top-ten category, finished ninth at the Kennedale oval, starting the 35-lapper from the exact same position.

The ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion kicked off the inaugural Kennedale, Texas, visit with the fifth-fastest qualifying time, followed by a third-place finish during his respective heat race.

Schatz’s Texas streak, consisting of a pair of starts at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and the recent visit to Kennedale, will conclude with finishes no worse than ninth, launching the trip with ninth and third-place finishes at Cotton Bowl, respectively.

ON DECK:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a Great Plains double, this time visiting Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1

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

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

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
X: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg
2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 8
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 8


 


Dietrich with an all podium weekend at The Grove and BAPS Motor Speedway
Mar 25, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 25, 2024) – Two Posse starts resulted in two podium finishes for “Double-D” Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, kicking things off with a runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 22, followed by a third-place finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 24. Impressive enough, Dietrich’s Friday night performance nearly resulted in a $5,500 victory, leading most of the evening’s 25-lap contest before losing the top spot to Freddie Rahmer with eight circuits remaining.

Adding more to the weekend stat card, Sunday’s podium was the product of an impressive rally from row seven, battling ahead ten positions before pressuring Cory Eliason and Troy Wagaman Jr for the race lead.

“We’re going to keep racking them up,” Danny Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, said. “Hats off to this team. We’re having a lot of fun right now and our results play a big part of that. Everything is clicking really well and I’m confident more wins are coming.”

With Dietrich’s recent weekend included, the Gettysburg native now owns eight top-five finishes on the season, one of which a victory at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway.

COMING UP NEXT:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30.

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, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Blud Lubricants.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 8
Top-Tens: 8

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished fifth in each of his USCS/Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout (Volusia Speedway Park) starts on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27. Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on Sunday, February 25. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway start on Sunday, March 3. Won first main event of the season at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Opening Day program on Sunday, March 17. Finished second and third in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway on Friday and Sunday, March 22 and 24.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
X: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

Thiel 13th in Outlaws start at Kennedale; Oklahoma and Kansas on deck
ByTyler Altmeyer
Mar 25, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (March 25, 2024) – It was a return trip to the Lone Star State for Scotty Thiel and Team 73, continuing their 2024 campaign with a one night visit to Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23. Joining the Greatest Show On Dirt, Thiel concluded the 35-lap contest in the 13th position, kicking things off from row six after earning his way into the big dance via third-place finish during heat race competition.

Although just shy of attaining his first top-ten performance of the season, Thiel’s drive was sound, battling ahead as far as ninth before fading to 13th in the late stages of the program.

“I was pretty confident that we had a top ten car, maybe even more,” Thiel, ace of the Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, No. 73 sprint car, noted. “It was getting tough to turn after the feature’s last restart…I think our front end was packed with mud. Regardless, a pretty solid trip. Still working out the kinks, but we’re getting closer.

“A special thanks to Diamond Pools for their support and hospitality while in Texas,” Thiel added. “They really helped us make this trip possible and we’re grateful.”

ON DECK:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2024 campaign with another World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series double, this time visiting Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Behling Racing Equipment, Winters Performance Products.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
High Limit Sprint Car Series: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvision.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
X: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64
Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports


 


The Boss shakes off the rust; Lincoln on coming agenda
ByTyler Altmeyer
Mar 25, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

HANOVER, Pa. (March 25, 2024) – In all, it was a sound return to the seat for JJ Loss and JKL Racing, finally activating their 2024 season with an afternoon visit to BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 24. Loss, ace of the Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, No. 67 sprinter, finished 16th in the $5,000-to-win program, commencing the 30-lapper from the inside of row six.

Loss qualified for BAPS’ first 410 sprint car feature of the season by finishing third in his respective heat race, kicking things off officially with the second-fastest time in his qualifying group.

“It feels good to be back behind the wheel. We have some work to do, but progress will come with starts,” Loss explained. “Hats off to the team for getting us to this point. It’s a lot of work to maintain a competitive sprint car team, especially in Pennsylvania, but I know the potential to do great things is there.”

ON DECK:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 30.

SPECIAL THANKS:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC

Product Support: Radical Race Gear, Competition Suspension Inc, Journey Transport, CR Helmet Graphics, Keizer Racing Wheels, Smith Titanium, Diversified Machine (DMI), DMY Performance, Moose Blocks, Randy’s Electrical

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Those seeking marketing opportunities with JJ Loss and JKL Racing can do so by contacting the team directly at jklracing67@gmail.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow JKL Racing online, as well as on social media:
Website: www.jklracing67.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JKLracing67
X: www.twitter.com/jklracing67
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jklracing67
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jklracing67
News: www.fullyinjected.com


 

 

Eliason bests Posse in Sunday visit to BAPS Motor Speedway
Mar 25, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (March 25, 2024) – It took just two starts for Cory Eliason and crew chief Jim Shuttlesworth to find victory lane, scoring their first triumph of the 2024 season at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 24. The win, worth $5,000 to the Knoxville, Iowa-based Ridge & Sons Racing outfit, was accomplished in fantastic fashion, barely outrunning Troy Wagaman Jr. in a drag race to the finish – the final margin of victory was 0.040 seconds.

A caution with two laps remaining helped create the aforementioned photo finish. Eliason led barely at the white, but a move by Wagaman down the backstretch gave him a run to the inside. The pair raced side-by-side off of turn four.

Eliason started fifth on the 30-lap grid.

“It feels great to finally get that first win with RSR. We’ve been working so hard, so for that hard work to finally pay off is really satisfying,” Eliason, driver of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, No. 8 sprint car, said. “Jim [Shuttlesworth] and I connected rather quickly, and that showed Friday at Williams Grove. The plan is to spend another weekend in Pennsylvania and continue to build that connection.”

Eliason’s weekend ended on a high note, but it commenced on a high note, as well, launching his trip to Pennsylvania Posse Country with a podium score, finishing third, officially, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, March 22.

“Can’t thank Brian and Lisa Ridge enough for this opportunity,” Eliason continued. “I’m confident this is just the first of many wins this season. Things are clicking and we’re excited about it.”

ON DECK:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason [No. 8] will continue their 2024 campaign with another stacked weekend in the Keystone State, this time visiting Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30.

The team’s High Limit Sprint Car Series schedule will not resume until Tuesday, April 9, when the High Rollers visit Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas, for a $20,000-to-win Midweek Money Series event.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted “Battle at the Bay” at East Bay Raceway Park with 19th-place finish on Monday, February 12. Finished ninth (HL) at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, on Thursday, February 22. Finished ninth in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree (WoO) on Monday, March 4. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 22. Earned first victory of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 24.

Stats:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 2
Top-Tens: 4

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, Xpress Laundry, American Table, Rasmusson Service Center, Folkens Brothers Trucking, The P.O. Box, and The Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

Reutzel races to a WoO podium in exciting finish at Kennedale
Mar 25, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (March 25, 2024) – The Lone Star State has certainly been kind to Aaron Reutzel and Ridge & Sons Racing, topping their recent Hard Charge at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with a podium performance on Saturday, March 23, doing so at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas. Reutzel, who calls Clute, Texas, home, started fifth in his podium run, securing third for the first time on lap 17 before creating a three-car battle for the lead.

Already up to second, Reutzel pressured hard with two to go, actually driving to the back bumper of Carson Macedo – the main event’s eventual winner – as the pair raced under the white flag. As the Texan navigated turn one and two, David Gravel entered the picture and attempted to use the low line to drive under Reutzel. Gravel’s move incidentally forced Reutzel up the track, only to make slight contact with a slower lapped car. The momentum kick allowed Gravel to get by forcing Reutzel back to third; that is where he finished.

“We had a shot. We had a phenomenal car that came in really good at the end there when I found the top and Carson didn’t know it was there yet,” Reutzel, ace of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, American Table, Commercial Edge, No. 87 sprint car, said. “It feels good to be in contention to win. It’s just a huge team effort.”

ON DECK:
Tentatively, Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel [No. 87] will continue their 2024 campaign with another World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series double, this time visiting Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned a King of the 360s preliminary victory at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14; finished fifth in the $10,000-to-win finale (February 16). Finished fifth from 22nd (Hard Charger Award) in World of Outlaws visit to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Friday, March 15. Finished third in World of Outlaws start at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23.

Stats:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 4
Top-Tens: 4

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, American Table, Commercial Edge, Rasmusson Service Center, The P.O. Box, and Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

Tickets on sale for High Limit Racing event at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA...With tickets going on sale this past week, that also included the much-anticipated stop for the Kubota High Limit Racing 410 Sprint Cars on Saturday August 17th.

All seating in the stands is reserved at the annual 49er Gold Rush Classic. As is the case during all major events at Placerville Speedway, the grandstands are expected to be packed full, so make sure to lock up your seats today by visiting https://www.eventsprout.com/event/psr-081724

A collection of the top names in Winged Sprint Car racing are set to battle the best Nor-Cal has to offer for one can’t miss night of action at the 49er Gold Rush Classic.

Thus far in the early season multi-time All Star champion “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney leads the standings over Placerville resident Brad Sweet; Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks; Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston and California youngster Corey Day.

The Kubota High Limit Racing Series was founded by former NASCAR Cup Series champion and reigning Hangtown 100 winner, Kyle Larson, along with co-promoter Brad Sweet, the five-time Outlaw champion.

“When Kyle Larson and I started the High Limit National Series we wanted to grow events and visit tracks that produce great racing across the United States,” Sweet commented. “Placerville Speedway is always action packed and I’m excited to compete aboard my NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car in front of my hometown crowd. The 49er Gold Rush Classic is an event I’ve won before, and I look forward to trying to do so again on August 17th.”

The Placerville Speedway appearance is part of a fully loaded West Coast Swing for Kubota High Limit Racing and will dish out $12,000-to-win/ $1,200-to-start the feature.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Join over 19,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2024 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on X/Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

 

 

Must See Racing
 

BIRCH RUN, Mich. (March 23, 2024) – Must See Racing recognized its top drivers and teams from the 2023 season during the sanctioning body’s rescheduled Night of Champions celebration Saturday at Birch Run Speedway and Event Center.

The banquet, originally planned for January, was rescheduled to March due to a winter storm that swept across the state of Michigan during the initial event weekend. Despite that, there was still snow on the ground Saturday evening during the festivities.

Chief among the banquet’s honored guests were first-time Must See Racing National Sprint Car Series champion Jason Blonde and back-to-back Must See Racing Midwest Lights titlist Cody Gallogly.

Blonde never trailed during the season-long points battle, winning last year’s opener at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway and holding court atop the standings throughout the 12-race calendar.

“If I have to come up and talk, so does my car owner,” joked Blonde, referencing longtime car owner Tony Nosal. “We’ve been together for a lot of years, and he keeps wanting me back, for some reason.

“This year was rewarding, challenging at times, but special because of the group that I get to race with. We’ve wanted a Must See title for a long time; it just seemed like things never quite worked for us to be able to chase it, but this past year everything finally fell into place,” Blonde added.

“The drivers here are some of the best in the country, and it’s an honor to be part of that history.”

Gallogly dominated the Midwest Lights season for a second consecutive year, leading the crate sprint car tour in nearly every statistical category over the course of the year.

“Yes, my wife did help me with my speech again,” tipped Gallogly to laughter from the crowd.

“In all seriousness, I can’t thank you my family enough for supporting me and allowing me to run up the electric bill in the race shop every month,” he added. “I also can’t say enough about my three kids for their love and support, though I’m not sure I’ll ever quite be able to replace (title rival) J.J. Henes as their favorite driver. This year was challenging, not having my dad around, but my mom has always believed in me and helped to keep this race team going.

“We earned another championship as a team, and now the goal is to go for the three-peat this year.”

Among the other Must See Racing national honorees Saturday was Gene Fogle, crew chief for Bobby Komisarski, who received Crew Chief of the Year honors. Blonde was named Driver of the Year for the first time, while Nosal secured Car Owner of the Year laurels for Blonde’s championship run.

Additional Midwest Lights award recipients included Matt Double (Rookie of the Year) and Terry Bogusz (Crew Chief of the Year), while an emotional moment for all involved saw the late Steve Sexton recognized posthumously as the Midwest Lights’ Car Owner of the Year.

“I was really nervous about coming here, but I was really happy once I did,” said Sexton’s widow, Dana, in accepting the award. “This was Steve’s element, and I can’t say enough how much he cared and loved everyone in this series. He was the ultimate car guy and a great person, husband, and friend.

“I’m glad that Josh (Steve’s son) is going to continue driving in his dad’s honor, and we know Steve will be looking down with pride on everything that Must See Racing continues to do going forward.”

The night’s highest honor, the Jerry Caryer Ironman Award for commitment to Must See Racing, was presented to Ryan Litt as the driver who both exemplified loyalty to pavement sprint car racing as a whole and for his comeback from a vicious supermodified crash last summer to continue racing.

Litt joined Tom Jewell (2021) and Charlie Schultz (2022) as the third recipient of the perpetual honor, which is housed at Must See Racing’s series headquarters in Holly, Mich.

With the 2023 season officially in the books, Must See Racing will kick off its 2024 points campaigns for both the Maxima Racing Oil Midwest Lights and the Must See Racing Perfit Sprint Car Series at Sandusky (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, April 27.

For more news and information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

Must See Racing National Awards

Perseverance Award: Tommy Nichols
Sportsmanship Award: Dave Koyan/Joe Speakman
Rising Star Award: Rick Holley
Most Improved Driver: Bobby Komisarski
Best Appearing Car: Davey Hamilton Jr.
Fast Qualifier of the Year: Charlie Schultz
Hard Charger of the Year: Bobby Komisarski (+33)
Crew Chief of the Year: Gene Fogle
Car Owner of the Year: Tony Nosal
Driver of the Year: Jason Blonde
Jerry Caryer Ironman: Ryan Litt

Must See Racing Midwest Lights Awards

Perseverance Award: Steve Sexton/S&S Racing
Rising Star Award: Sawyer Stout
Sportsmanship Award: Steve Sexton/S&S Racing
Most Improved Driver: Charlie Baur
Best Appearing Car: Joshua Sexton/S&S Racing
Fast Qualifier of the Year: Cody Gallogly
Hard Charger of the Year: Cody Gallogly
Rookie of the Year: Matt Double
Crew Chief of the Year: Terry Bogusz
Car Owner of the Year: Steve Sexton/S&S Racing
Driver of the Year: J.J. Henes

 

 

Shop Kyle Larson Bonus Award returning to SCCT this season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…The fast-approaching season opener for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will hand out $3,000-to-win to the feature, with the announcement of the Shop Kyle Larson Bonus Award returning in 2024.

“We want to thank Kyle Larson and www.shopkylelarson.com for their continued support,” commented SCCT President Scott Russell. “The unique thing about this bonus money is that it rewards the teams who show commitment and dedication to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour throughout the year. We are looking forward to a solid 2024 and can’t wait to get it started at Placerville Speedway next Saturday.”

Full-time teams/owners who win an Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour A-main this season will go home with a $500 bonus courtesy of www.shopkylelarson.com which is the official place to shop for merchandise from the 2021 NASCAR Cup champion.

Since ALL car owner and driver teams will be considered full-time SCCT participants at the first race, the $500 perk will be paid to the A-Main winner on March 30th at Placerville Speedway.

With the sponsorship, it allows full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour competitors the opportunity to race for a minimum of $3,000-to-win each night. If a tour regular doesn’t win the feature on a certain night, that $500 will roll over to be used at a later date.

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

Shop Kyle Larson BONUS MONEY ELIGIBILITY

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

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

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

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

Season Opener Info:

Grandstand seating for the season opening Spring Fever Frenzy at Placerville Speedway is Reserved on Saturday March 30th. Adult tickets cost $25, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $22. Kids 6-11 cost $10 and those five and under are free.

Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/psr-033024 or at the gate on race day.

 

 

Chase Briscoe re-opens Sprint Car Operation

Current NASCAR Cup Series driver and third generation sprint car driver Chase Briscoe is reopening a 410 sprint car team under the Chase Briscoe Racing banner for the upcoming season.

In a partnership with Mahindra Tractors and Dorsett Automotive as well as many other key partners Chase Briscoe Racing will contest in a 35 race schedule across the country with Chase Briscoe running nearly half the races and up and coming midget standout Karter Sarff filling the remainder of the schedule.

Former driver and crew chief Kevin Briscoe will crew chief the Chase Briscoe Racing #5 entry for the season as well as manage daily operations.

Sprint car racing has always been a passion to Briscoe and when asked about restarting the team he had this to say, “Sprint car racing was really my first love, my grandpa (Richard Briscoe) started owning them in 1976 and had many legends in the sport drive his #5 car and then my dad (Kevin Briscoe) took over and raced for 22 years until I jumped in at the age of 13, so it’s really been there for me since the beginning. Once I started the NASCAR journey I always knew I wanted to stay a part of the sport as an owner give back to drivers I felt like deserved opportunities because I wouldn’t be where I am today without the same thing so I’m super excited this year to have Karter Sarff try wing sprint car racing, he did an amazing job in our midget at Chili Bowl and he has a bright future ahead. It will be a lot of fun for me to be able to race a few races this year with my dad again and then watch him and Karter go run as well.”

A full schedule will be released at a later date.

 

Chris Andrews excited to unveil new look, schedule; 2024 agenda activates at Attica Raceway Park
Mar 24, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SANDUSKY, Ohio (March 24, 2024) – Mother Nature has not been kind to Ohio race fans, but the extra time in the shop was not wasted, as Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing (CAR) are pleased unveil not only an updated look, but a highly-competitive campaign, all of which activating at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, March 29.

Andrews, back in charge of his own Ohio Truck Sales, OTS Truck Centers, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com, No. 15c sprinter, will spend much of his 2024 agenda in northwest Ohio, competing at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on a regular basis. In addition, Andrews, a former two-time Attica champion, will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek in its entirety, also making the journey to the historic Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for four days of action on July 17 through July 20.

Sanctioned by the High Limit Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the four day schedule at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track will feature the $12,000-to-win x2 Double Down Duels (July 17 | High Limit), $100,000-to-win Joker’s Jackpot (July 18 | High Limit), $25,000-to-win The Knight Before (July 19 | World of Outlaws), and the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal (July 20 | World of Outlaws).

“It’s going to be an exciting season,” Chris Andrews said. “We faced a number of challenges last year in getting this new team up and running, but we’re fortunate to be in a better position this year. We’re also fortunate to be in a location where there’s a lot of great racing right down the road. Our main emphasis is going to be on Attica and Fremont, but the plan is to follow all of Speedweek and head to Eldora for Kings Royal week.”

Attica Raceway Park may help commence CAR’s 2024 campaign, but Fremont Speedway will help end it, concluding northwest Ohio’s entire slate with the annual Jim Ford Classic and Fremont Speedway Championship Night in consecutive weekends.

“Can’t thank my team for all of their hard work this off season,” Andrews continued. “They do a tremendous job and I wouldn’t be in this position without them. We want to get that first win as a new team sooner than later…it’s coming.”

2024 Chris Andrews Racing Schedule:

MARCH
3/29 | Attica Raceway Park

APRIL
4/5 | Attica Raceway Park
4/6 | Fremont Speedway
4/12 | Attica Raceway Park (Spring Nationals)
4/13 | Attica Raceway Park (Spring Nationals)
4/19 | Attica Raceway Park
4/20 | Fremont Speedway
4/26 | Attica Raceway Park
4/27 | Fremont Speedway

MAY
5/10 | Attica Raceway Park
5/11 | Fremont Speedway
5/17 | Attica Raceway Park (World of Outlaws)
5/24 | Attica Raceway Park
5/25 | Fremont Speedway
5/27 | Fremont Speedway (World of Outlaws)
5/31 | Attica Raceway Park

JUNE
6/1 | Fremont Speedway
6/7 | Attica Raceway Park
6/8 | Fremont Speedway
6/9 | Waynesfield Raceway Park
6/10 | Wayne County Speedway
6/11 | Hilltop Speedway
6/12 | Sharon Speedway
6/13 | Muskingum County Speedway
6/14 | Millstream Speedway
6/15 | Atomic Speedway
6/21 | Attica Raceway Park
6/22 | Fremont Speedway
6/28 | Attica Raceway Park
6/29 | Fremont Speedway

JULY
7/5 | Attica Raceway Park
7/6 | Fremont Speedway
7/13 | Fremont Speedway
7/16 | Attica Raceway Park (Brad Doty Classic)
7/17 | Eldora Speedway (Double Down Duels)
7/18 | Eldora Speedway (Joker’s Jackpot)
7/19 | Eldora Speedway (Knight Before the Kings Royal)
7/20 | Eldora Speedway (Kings Royal)
7/26 | Attica Raceway Park
7/27 | Fremont Speedway

AUGUST
8/3 | Fremont Speedway
8/16 | Attica Raceway Park
8/23 | Attica Raceway Park
8/30 | Attica Raceway Park (Attica Ambush)
8/31 | Attica Raceway Park (Attica Ambush)

SEPTEMBER
9/6 | Attica Raceway Park (Mark Keegan Classic)
9/7 | Fremont Speedway
9/13 | Fremont Speedway (Jim Ford Classic)
9/14 | Fremont Speedway (Jim Ford Classic)
9/21 | Fremont Speedway (Championship Night)

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales, OTS Truck Centers, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisAndrewsRacin
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2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: n/a
Top-Fives: n/a
Top-Tens: n/a

 

 

POWRi 410 Wing & Non-Wing Sprints to Headline 2024 Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Belleville, IL. (3/22/2024) Ushering in a new era of excitement and exhilaration at the ‘Diamond of the Dirt Track’, POWRi 410 Outlaw Sprint League and Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will now headline one of the most prestigious and premier open-wheel events in the country with the 14th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 12-14.

“We’re honored to continue the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with POWRi, I think we should see the car counts continue to grow with even more chances at drivers doing double duty with both Wing and Non-Wing 410” noted industry icon and event patriarch Jack Hockett.

Forming an all-POWRi 410-Sprint double-docket of on-track action, Lucas Oil Speedway will witness both Wing and Traditional varieties the same weekend for the first time in venue history; while also honoring a pair of the Show-Me-State’s greatest talents both behind the wheel and on the wrenches, in Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillin.

“This event not only serves as a tribute to the remarkable careers and contributions of Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillin but also carries on their passion and dedication to sprint car racing, as the Memorial continues to draw race fans and drivers from across the nation” commented General Manager of Lucas Oil Speedway Danny Lorton.

“The Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial continues to hold a special place in the hearts of fans and competitors alike, we are thrilled to be a part of top-tier racing action and paying tribute to the legacies of Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillin," said Talin Turner, Series Director at POWRi.

Future details and information will be released once finalized, continue to monitor the track and series websites and social media accounts for further developments.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews, and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting

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Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

LOGAN WILLIAMS GETS HARD CHARGER AWARD AT PERRIS – RACES AT COCOPAH THIS SATURDAY

(Ontario, CA, March 21, 2024) Flowdynamics team driver Logan Williams came from the 15th place starting spot to finish fifth in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. The determined effort earned the veteran driver the night’s Jim and Chet Gardner Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars in the 30-lap main event. Combined with his sixth-place finish in the season opener in February, Williams enters this Saturday’s race at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway tied for fifth in the 2024 championship standings.

Williams, the 2014 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year, was joined by Flowdynamics teammate Matt McCarthy, the 2017 series Rookie of the Year, at the famous Southern California half-mile clay oval. Kicking off the night, McCarthy, who lives in nearby Riverside, California, was fourth fastest in hot laps at 16.816. Williams, who calls Yorba Linda, California home, was 14th at 17.217.

By the time qualifying rolled around, the racing surface, which was juiced up from recent rains, along with cloudy, and cool temperatures, produced the fastest qualifying session in several seasons at the famous speed plant. McCarthy was 13th quickest in the top-notch 24-car field when he stopped the clocks at 16.568. Williams was only two spots behind at 16.603. That was good enough for the 15th best time of the night.

McCarthy, who was knocked out of the season opener with a faulty steering box, dazzled the competition by snaring his initial heat race win of the year after starting on the outside of row #1 in the first 10-lapper. A few minutes later, Williams started in the same position in his heat and drove to a second-place finish.

Due to their qualifying times, the gorgeous #28M McCarthy car and the equally beautiful #5W of Williams started 13th and 15th respectively in the main. Both cars proved to be rocket ships in the race. Once the green flag flew, they headed toward the front of the pack and began passing cars.

With two laps to go, Williams was fourth and McCarthy was directly behind him. However, soon after the green light flashed back on, McCarthy clipped the wall out of turn two. Unfortunately, his car suffered enough damage that it had to be towed off and he finished 10th.

After McCarthy’s bad luck, Williams was fourth going into the last lap of the race. However, another car got past him on the final circuit putting him fifth at Steve Russell’s checkered flag.

While Williams is headed to Arizona for Saturday’s race, McCarthy, who is 20th in points, will be taking this week off.

The front gate will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at Cocopah with the first race at 6:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors and military with id get in for $18.00. For students 13-17 it is only $10.00 and children 12 & under are free. The track is located at 3450 W. County 15th Street in Somerton, Arizona (85350). The track website is http://www.racecocopahspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is 602-292-7607.

Whenever you get the chance to meet the Flowdynamics drivers in person, be sure to visit them in the pits. They will be glad to sign autographs for you and each will have their fine-looking team shirts available.

If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West Coast’s most prominent sprint car teams in the 2024 season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., PurgePlugs.com, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, JFK Design Build, So Cal Racing Fuel, and Full Throttle Lift.

Matt McCarthy 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th B Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

Logan Williams 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

316/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

 

 

AFTER AN INTERESTING NIGHT AT PERRIS, SEXTON GATLIN RACING HEADS TO COCOPAH SATURDAY

(Lakeside, CA, March 21, 2024) After what was a very interesting night when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars visited Perris Auto Speedway last weekend, Sexton Gatlin Racing drivers Brent and Grant Sexton are headed to Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway Saturday night, March 23rd. The race will be round number three of the 2024 campaign for the top traditional sprint car series west of the Mississippi.

Last Saturday had a dream start for 2023 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year Grant Sexton. The 19-year-old, who was the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series champion in 2021, flashed some of his talent on several occasions in 2023. However, last Saturday, he seemed to put it all together in one night. He was the first car on the track to qualify. A lightning-quick surface greeted the 24 cars on hand and produced the best times for several drivers including a nearly new track record. Grant led off the session with a career-best 16.258. That ended up being the third fastest time of the night. In addition, it was his fastest-ever qualifying lap at The PAS.

Brent qualified later in the order. Like his offspring, the 50-year-old had his best qualifying lap on the famous track, a 17.575. It was his first time in the 17s at the track that is located 72 miles east of Los Angeles.

Brent started eighth in the second heat and finished fifth. Grant started sixth in his heat, and like his dad, he finished better than where he started when he came home in fourth. That was important for Grant as the finish put him in the inversion and he started fourth in the 30-lap main. It was his best starting position in a USAC/CRA main event. Had he finished fifth or farther back in the heat, he would have started seventh in the feature.

Once the race began, Grant was giving a good account of himself early on by trading sliders to stay in the top five. The key word was early on. To be precise, the first three laps. In turn four on the third circuit, contact with another car launched him into orbit and a resulting thud high on the catch fence. The incident destroyed his beautiful #22 car.

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Grant Sexton after his launch last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. P1 Racing Images.

When the car came back down to earth, Grant climbed out under his own power. The young driver was uninjured but let his feelings be known that he was not happy with the incident.

Once the crash scene was cleaned up, the race resumed and Brent was still in it. In fact, he was in it 28 laps later when the checkered flag flew. In between lap 2 and 30, the race was plagued by yellow and red flags due to numerous crashes. Even though he was one of three rookies in the race, he managed to avoid the chaos and finished 13th after starting 21st.

The morning after the race at the team’s Lakeside, California headquarters, the crew was busy building a new car for this Saturday’s show at Cocopah.

“Highs and lows,” Brent Sexton commented when asked how last Saturday went for him. “Obviously, it was great sitting in the car and watching Grant go out first for qualifying and setting the third fastest time of the night. It was his best qualifying effort in USAC. So, we were stoked about that. And then I qualified faster than I ever had at Perris getting into the 17s. All around it was our best qualifying effort as a team.”

“Watching our buddy Braden (rookie Braden Chiaramonte who went to the hospital after a crash, but who is doing fine) being carted out in his heat race was kind of disheartening. The same with Grant being one of the first ones out in the main in the crash. I did not see it as they were too far ahead of me. I was at the tail end.”

The front gate will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at Cocopah with the first race at 6:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors and military with id get in for $18.00. For students 13-17 it is only $10.00 and children 12 & under are free. The track is located at 3450 W. County 15th Street in Somerton, Arizona (85350). The track website is http://www.racecocopahspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is 602-292-7607.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2024 season possible. East County Electric Works, Keys Brothers, BR Motorsports, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a marketing partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2024, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Brent Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 16th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

Grant Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE PLANS TO RETURN TO ACTION MARCH 30TH AT PLACERVILLE

(El Cajon, CA, March 21, 2024) After escaping serious injury in a nasty crash during last Saturday's Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race at Perris Auto Speedway, Braden Chiaramonte hopes to be back in action when the Sprint Car Challenge Tour kicks off its 2024 season in the 8th Annual Sprint Frenzy at the Placerville Speedway on March 30th.

Coming off an impressive win during the California Mid-Winter Fair at the Imperial Valley Raceway the previous week, the 17-year-old racer was hoping for another good run at Perris on Saturday night. Three weeks earlier he started 16th in the USAC/CRA main event at Perris and finished eighth. That had him eighth in points and second in the Rookie of the Year chase going into last Saturday’s race.

Chiaramonte qualified at 16.995 on the lightning-quick surface. That sent him to the second 10-lap heat race. The El Cajon, California driver turned his fastest lap of the heat on lap six. A lap and a half later, disaster struck. Contact with another car on the backstretch sent him into a long series of frightening flips. The young driver climbed out of the car and the track safety crew placed him in the ambulance for observation. A few minutes later they determined that he should take a ride to the hospital.

After a short visit to the hospital, Chiaramonte was on the way back home. He was “pretty sore and swollen” according to his father Daniel but was already itching to get back into a race car. One he would not be getting back into is the one from Perris. That car was destroyed in the terrifying crash. Unfortunately, that included the engine. Daniel tried to find a 410 to get him on the track for Saturday’s USAC/CRA race at Cocopah, but the search proved to be fruitless and he is sitting out this weekend.

“Well, got my first big one out of the way,” Chiaramonte posted to all of his Facebook followers. “Didn’t have the night we wanted but that’s part of racing. Big thanks to all the officials for the help getting me out of the car and everyone else that helped out. And big thanks to everyone for checking in on me and making sure I was all good. I’m ready to get back in the car and wishing we had a motor for this weekend.”

Look for Chiaramonte to return to action next Saturday, March 30th, at Placerville. It will be his first full-size winged sprint car start since last August at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tyner, and Keizer Wheels. If you would like to be a partner with one of America’s fastest rising racing stars, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte via email at mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or by calling (619) 988-7563.

Braden Chiaramonte’s 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024

The following statement has been issued by the Sprintcar Entrants Group (SEG), as the convener of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

On Saturday, March 9, round 14 of the 2023-24 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series was held at the Perth Motorplex.

The original results showed car 26 as registering a DNF after it was involved with an incident with another car on the last lap of the 30-lap feature race.

The SEG then received correspondence from the 26 team, questioning the result.

This information was forwarded to the chief steward for clarification.

After an investigation by the steward, the decision was given to classify the 26 car as a finisher of the race.

Since then the SEG has received advice from the Sprintcar Association of Western Australia and the chief steward, that the original decision of a DNF for the 26 car will remain.

SAWA and the Sprintcar Control Council of Australia has confirmed this following the provision of additional information and investigation.

The series points will be adjusted accordingly.

SAWA/SCCA advises the decision was based on the following reasons:

Racing results or penalties can only be appealed under the rule book on the night and must be accompanied by the protest paperwork and the fee

This did not occur

Whilst there is the section in the SEG booklet re: point discrepancies, this is based on incorrect points being allocated vs results. This does not entitle people to protest or contest the declared race results as by the chief steward at the event.

Ie if someone was declared 1st, but the points total reflected the points for finishing 2nd, then that needs to fixed to match the declared results

This is not applicable in this scenario – they aren’t contesting the points allocated vs finishing spot, they are trying to change the finishing spot all together

There is clear evidence available that the 26 car would not have been given a restart due to the damage incurred in the crash and the safety of the vehicle to participate any further

Given this, it is SAWA and the SCCA’s decision that this should never have gone back for a review following the conclusion of the event. Under the rule book it is not possible in this manner.

Sprintcar Entrants Group chairman Geoff Kendrick said it was important to clarify the role the SEG plays.

“While we have provisions in our series terms and conditions for teams to address points anomalies in championship points, the SEG does not have the authority to interfere with the processes as part of the SAWA/SCCA rule book,” Mr Kendrick said.

“As has always been the case with stewards’ decisions, teams should make contact with the chief steward and lodge the appropriate paperwork.

“The SEG is always looking for ways to better promote the sport and liaise with drivers and team owners.

“As part of the regular off-season reviews, the SEG will consider all learnings from the season to help with driver/team owner education, but everyone also needs to familiarise themselves with the sprintcar rule book that we all race under.”

 

 

Jeff Halligan Has Eyes Set on 2024, Key Partners Return
Ephrata, PA – March 22, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Jeff Halligan has won at least one race each year since he entered full-time 410 sprint car competition, but the Ephrata, Pennsylvania driver isn’t satisfied with that stat.

Halligan knows his team is capable of more. They will be searching for more victories with a more consistent production of top-five finishes.

He’s not alone. New marketing partners, Fleet Reps and J&S Classics have stepped forward for the team’s 2024 campaign, plus long-time supporters have returned. The common denominator? They all believe this team is on the cusp of reaching the next level of performance.

BACK FOR MORE

Risser Motorsports has been the foundation for Halligan’s team since 2019, providing the key support and resources that have enabled Jeff to find success. As the pair enters their 6th season together, they are maturing into one of the most competitive teams in Central Pennsylvania.

TheTreeCenter.com will once again adorn the top wing of the Risser Motorsports No.45. TheTreeCenter.com is the new way to shop for your landscape! You can choose from hundreds of varieties of trees and shrubs not available at your local nursery – all from the comfort of your couch. Skip the trip and plan your landscape like it’s 2024! And they ship crazy fast. So sit back, relax, have a cocktail, and wait for your landscape to arrive via FedEx Ground. Almost everything about this can be done in your pajamas. TheTreeCenter.com does everything except plant the tree! With decades of combined knowledge, they provide you with the resources for your landscape to thrive!

EMM Sales and Service is also back with Halligan once again. EMM Sales and Service offers the agricultural industry’s best trailers for feed and livestock transportation! If you’re looking for an established East Coast trailer dealer that offers an extensive inventory of new and used trailers for sale, along with a service department for all your repair and maintenance needs, then look no further than the professionals at EMM Sales & Service. They have been selling and servicing agribusiness trailers for over 50 years and have built a reputation as the go-to trailer dealer that countless customers have come to know. Whether you’re in the market for a new trailer or need repair work, EMM Sales & Service is ready to help! Visit them at EMMSales.com to learn more and call them today at 800-288-2081 or 717-859-3660!

Jake’s Custom Golf Carts will continue their long-time backing of Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team as well. Jake’s Golf Carts is Pennsylvania’s premiere Club Car Authorized Dealer. Jake’s stocks and services hundreds of carts and personal vehicles for your personal and commercial needs and are manufactured by the biggest, best, and most reliable name in the industry. Jake’s is a small-town company with a nationwide reach! Jake’s Golf Carts is located in McVeytown, Pennsylvania. But they have happy customers across the country. Jake’s offers Carts, Lift Kits, Wheels & Tires, and Accessories, not to mention sales, service, and rentals.

Jim Haller’s Maple Syrup returns as well. Their locally made, pure maple syrup is produced by hand, on a wood-fired arch, in small batches to ensure the quality and taste is the best they can offer. No additives, preservatives, or RO technology are used. They tap their trees and collect the sap in buckets by hand to carefully create maple syrup the old-fashioned way!

In addition to all of these fine partners, Halligan will continue to receive support from other businesses and product sponsors. Keystone Ag Spraying, HighDef Suspension, Newlin Bar Service, Alloy Wheel Repair, AL Driveline, Panther Frameworx, Scheaffer’s Racing Oil, Roach Wings, and HP Engines all will continue with the team in 2024!

THE PLAN

Since the 2023 season wrapped up, Halligan and his team have spent a lot of time and energy in the shop. There haven’t been big changes, just fine-tuning the equipment on hand.

“The off-season went fast. The team worked hard all winter to improve what we have.”, Halligan shared.

“We have been good. We know we aren’t far off. We felt we could improve by putting some effort into the small things and by making sure our stuff is fresh. We believe that will help make us more consistent week in and week out.”

Halligan and the team have decided to focus on Port Royal Speedway in 2024. While the door is open to potentially adding a few more races, it won’t be many if they do.

“Our goal is to be extremely consistent night in and night out and to contend for wins every time we hit the track.”, Halligan stated.

‘The Speed Palace’ has several very lucrative potential paydays on the schedule this season, so the team’s goal could pay off in a big way. A marquee event victory is high on the team’s to-do list.

Halligan will kick off his 2024 season at Port Royal Speedway at their sprint car opener on Saturday, March 23rd.

Partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season.

Jeff can be contacted at jhalligan45@gmail.com.

JEFF HALLIGAN RACING

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Jeff Halligan Racing’s Online Store: JeffHalliganRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2024 racing season!

Risser Motorsports
TheTreeCenter.com
J&S Classics
Fleet Reps
EMM Sales & Service, Inc.
Jake’s Golf Carts
Jim’s Maple Syrup
Keystone Ag Spraying
HighDef Suspension
Newlin Bar Service
Alloy Wheel Repair
AL Driveline
Panther Framworx
Scheaffer’s Racing Oil
Roach Wings
HP Engines

 

 

CURRAN SET TO TAKE ON 360 SPRINT CARS FULL-TIME IN 2024
Article Credit: Tommy Goudge (TGoudge Communications)

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (March 23, 2024) - Dale Curran got his feet wet in the 360 Sprint Car division last year, and the 20-year-old from Bowmanville, Ontario is ready to dive in head-first in 2024.

Curran first gained notoriety in Karts, claiming multiple Canadian national championships between 2015 and 2020. The young driver has represented Canada in Karting events internationally as well, and was the Ron Fellows Karting Challenge champion in 2018. Curran began the transition to full-size cars in 2020, and was the highest-finishing rookie in the 2021 Action Sprint Tour standings with a tenth place finish.

2022 was a year of learning for Curran, as he spent six months racing wingless Sprint Cars and Midgets in California for open wheel racing legend Cory Kruseman, owner of Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car and Midget Driving School. Curran claimed a pair of wins out west before heading back to Canada in September; his abbreviated fall season in Ontario resulted in his first Crate Sprint Car win, four top-fives, and nine top-tens.

The 2023 season began with Curran's first attempt at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Oklahoma. Despite a part-time Crate Sprint Car schedule in Ontario due to engine trouble, he claimed another win along with seven top-fives.

Curran will drive for a pair of notable car owners in 2024 as he takes the wheel of the No. 70M&M for Gary Morton and Dave McKnight. The pair has fielded cars in both the 360 and Crate Sprint divisions in recent years with McKnight doing the driving. Both Morton and McKnight are best-known for their exploits in the Supermodified division, especially McKnight, who has two dozen Supermodified wins and the 2001 International SuperModified Association (ISMA) championship on his resume.

Curran competed in the Morton-McKnight car in both the Northern Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway and The Fall Classic at Humberstone Speedway at the end of the 2023 season, claiming a top ten finish in his fourth night out.

"The last couple seasons in Crate Sprints have gone great," Curran commented. "I couldn't have asked for better. We got a couple of wins, a bunch of podiums, and had a lot of fun."

The team is planning to compete full time in the Southern Ontario Sprints series in 2024, and will likely pick and choose other 360 Sprint Car events in the region. While confident in his abilities and encouraged by his top-ten run at Humberstone in September, Curran is taking a measured approach.

"My goals for this year in 360 Sprints are to get better progressively throughout the season to become a top-ten to top-five car every night," Curran said of his outlook on the upcoming challenge.

The team consists of driver Dale Curran Jr., and crew members Gary Morton, Dave Morton, Dave McKnight Jr., Dale Curran Sr., and Tracy Curran. Dale and the team would like to thank all of their sponsors for their support, including Morton Motorsports, Liftow Toyota, East Penn Batteries, T.O. Auto Body, Newton's Electric, Southwood Graphics, Aztec Hydraulic, Taylor Brothers Truck Wreckers, CN Produce, Veggie Shack, and Ackland Insurance. Please visit www.DaleCurranRacing.com if you are interested in supporting the team, and to follow along with their progress during the 2024 season.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. HOPES FOR A CHANGE OF LUCK THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE COCOPAH SPEEDWAY

(Chino, CA, March 21, 2024) Eddie Tafoya Jr. hopes to turn around what has so far been a bad luck-plagued season when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars visit Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway this Saturday night, March 23rd. The track could turn out to be a slump buster for the popular driver as two years ago this past January, he notched his first second-place finish in the series. The runner-up result combined with seventh and ninth-place finishes on the same weekend kick-started a season where he finished third in series points.

Last Saturday night at the USAC/CRA Series race on its home track, Perris Auto Speedway, Tafoya timed in 14th fastest in the 24-car field with a lap of 16.574. He followed that up with a third-place finish in his 10-lap heat. For the main, the 26-year-old started in 14th. Alertly dipping and diving to stay out of the early crashes that plagued many in the field, he was in the top 10 in the second half of the 30-lapper. The now veteran driver was fast in the race as only seven drivers recorded faster laps than his 18.356 on the sixth circuit. However, his effort was short-circuited when his steering box broke on lap 27 sending him into the turn three crash wall. Tafoya was not injured, but his car had to be towed back to the pits and he was credited with a 16th place finish.

The race came three weeks after the Chino Hills, California resident was breaking into the top five in the main event when he was clobbered from behind and knocked out of the season-opening feature at Perris.

Even though he has had a rough start to the 2024 season, Tafoya is still tied for 16th in the championship standings going into Saturday’s race in the “Grand Canyon State.” A top finish, which he is more than capable of, should catapult him into the top 10 going into the next series event at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway on April 6th. Sandwiched in between will be the inaugural race of the Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway on March 30th.

Tafoya, the 2018 Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns Champion and 2019 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year, made his debut at Cocopah at the January 2022 races. Since that weekend, he has raced at the track three more times. They included the 2022 Western World Championship which featured the USAC National Sprint Cars along with USAC/CRA. He qualified for the A main each night recording 16th and 19th place finishes. Last year in the Western World, Tafoya lost two engines. The second came in the B main when he had third place and a trip to the A main locked up.

The front gate will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at Cocopah with the first race at 6:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors and military with id get in for $18.00. For students 13-17 it is only $10.00 and children 12 & under are free. The track is located at 3450 W. County 15th Street in Somerton, Arizona (85350). The track website is http://www.racecocopahspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is 602-292-7607.

Tafoya is always happy to meet the fans in the pits after every race. He will be signing autographs, posing for photos, and will also have his beautiful 2023 team shirts (pictured below) for sale. For those out of town or who cannot make it to the races, the shirts are also available online at specialty-fasteners.com.

 

 

 

THREE TO LITTLE 500 HALL OF FAME IN 2024

Anderson, IN – March 19, 2024 – One former Little 500 driver, current official, and current car owner are slated for induction into the Little 500 Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 25 as part of the 76th Annual Little 500 presented by U.A.W. Week. The Class of 2024 will be formally inducted at an official Induction Ceremony at Anderson Speedway the afternoon of the Little 500.

The “Class of 2024” includes Rob Hoffman, Sandy Jones, and Gary Schlafer.

Rob Hoffman (Cincinnati, OH) Current car owner from 2002-2023 who has fielded cars for drivers Tracy Hines, Bryan Clausen, Kody Swanson, Tony Stewart, Eric Gordon, and Brady Bacon; 9 entries; 1 win (2016) with Kody Swanson; 1 pole (2014) with Bryan Clauson; 1 3rd place (2017) with Tony Stewart; 109 total laps led; 3 top ten finishes; 3,437 total laps completed.

Sandy Jones (Muncie, IN) Current Little 500 chief scorer; began scoring and assisting with Little 500 in 1986; became chief scorer in 1996 when Anderson Speedway went to an electronic scoring system. Daughter of longtime Anderson Speedway Pit Stewart Fred Jones.

Gary Schlafer (Anderson, IN) Driver, owner, builder, and race sponsor from 1981-1990; finished third in 1986; completed 1,839 laps in 9 starts; race sponsor in 1987 (Broadway Sales Corp.) and last race sponsor prior to Pay Less in 1988; built cars specifically for this race which were not legal anywhere but the Little 500. One of a select few to design, build, and race in a Little 500. After retiring from Little 500 competition after the 1990 event, built Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin and successfully ran the speedway from 1993-98 before selling and retiring from racing endeavors.

The 35th annual Little 500 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Anderson Speedway on Saturday afternoon May 25. In previous years the Induction Ceremony has been a luncheon style event. Due to rising food costs this year’s Induction Ceremony will not be a luncheon. The event will be a public event open to anyone who would like to attend the Induction Ceremony free of charge. The actual time of the event has not been released yet, but it is anticipated it will be later in the day to give early arriving race fans the opportunity to witness it in person. Full details will be released in the coming weeks. The Little 500 Hall of Fame is dedicated to promoting the history and heritage of the Little 500. Your support has helped us honor the wonderful people and traditions of the greatest sprint car race in the world. We are also grateful to our friends at Anderson Speedway, Star Bullets Visual Marketing, Simpson Performance Products, Little 500 Festival, Sam Pierce Chevrolet, Richard Golardi, and “Irish” Jim McCune Memorial Little 500 Hall of Fame Induction Plaque sponsor Jim McCune.

 

 

 

COVINGTON GAINS EXPERIENCE WITH THE OUTLAWS

Matt Covington Racing, Glenpool, Ok (March 20th, 2024) – With the ASCS National Tour opener rained out, Matt Covington and team swapped out the 360 for a 410 to run with the NOS Energy World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last weekend during the Texas Two-Step at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

"It was a big learning experience," Matt said. "For running with the Outlaws, I feel like we had a good weekend and gained a lot of knowledge moving forward. I haven’t run a 410 car but a handful of times over the last couple years."

Covington qualified 17th on Friday to kick off the doubleheader. He then finished 4th in the heat race to lock into the night’s A-main.

In the feature, the track was very racy, and Covington battled, fighting in and out of the top 10, eventually coming home 13th aboard his Triple X Chassis/Reece Construction mount.

"We struggled a little bit with racing in dirty air and fighting the car," he said. "We fought a little motor temp issue that was causing it to cool down under yellow and bogged it down some after restarts. When I was running the cushion, I started trying to enter the corner a little lower so we didn’t turn the thing over or get too tight with the loss of torque. It cost us some corner speed when I moved down. We lost a few positions late but came home with a respectable 13th finish with all things considered.

With the threat of rain holding out, Covington returned to the Cotton Bowl oval on Saturday, where he timed in 8th quickest, earned a 4th place finish in the heat and unfortunately, a DNF in the feature.

"In the heat we were good, but had three great cars in front of us. These outlaw guys are tough and go 110% every lap," Covington said. “I was looking forward to the feature and getting another full race in, but, unfortunately, we got caught up in a crash in front of us. Two cars got together, and there wasn't much room for me to go anywhere but between the top car and the wall. That ended our night. We got everything rebuilt and ready to go again with the Outlaws this weekend.”

Covington will try his hand again with the 410 when he takes on the World of Outlaws at the Big O Speedway Friday and Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday in Texas.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who are making this 2024 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Lawhon Solutions, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2024 STATS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP:
3/22/24 Hunt County Raceway - Ennis, TX
3/23/24 Kennedale Speedway Park - Kennedale, TX

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: This weekend's action will be live video streamed on DirtVision. You can also catch live scoring data and follow along on myracepass.com.

MERCHANDISE: Check out the New 2024 shirts that are now live on the website along with pitside in the trailer. www.mattcovingtonracing/shopping/

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2024 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on X (formally known as twitter), @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing and Tik Tok at @mattcoivngtonracing

 

 

Hartlaub Striving for Results That Match Team’s Speed
 

Abbottstown, PA – March 21, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Nobody expects more of Kody Hartlaub than he does of himself.

The 28 year old knows he has the resources and knowledge to be successful thanks to numerous staunch supporters who believe wholeheartedly in his abilities. Hartlaub also knows the competition in the 410 sprint car ranks is tough and leaves little room for mistakes.

All of that is driving the East Berlin, PA resident, who is in his first full season in the division, to work hard on and off the track to get the results the team deserves.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: February 25, 2024

Event: The Icebreaker
Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Stats: 25 cars, Heat 9th (8), A-main 13th (25)

DATE: March 3, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Stats: 31 cars, Heat 2nd (3), A-main 22nd (6)

DATE: March 16, 2023

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Stats: 30 cars, Heat 8th (2), B-main 4th (5), A-main 13th (22)

SEASON OPENER

The annual Northeastern U.S. kickoff sprint car race, known as The Icebreaker at Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania served as the 2024 season debut for Hartlaub and the J Fuels, Brewer Home Improvements, Moose Blocks, Bigham Appraisals, Griffith Plumbing Services, T&N Solutions, Smith Titanium, Herr Electric, Siegel Racing, Pretzel Boy, Barbie Miller – Realtor, KH Suspension, Don Ott Racing Engines, Pruitt Innovation & Technologies, AL Driveline, DMI Performance, SpeedComm, Ninety Five Motorsports No.95.

The February 25th event was also the kickoff of Hartlaub’s first full season in a 410 sprint car. He started 8th in the first heat race, hoping to somehow find a way to a top three redraw spot on the tricky daytime surface. An early bobble cost Hartlaub track position, dropping him to the tail of the field. He was unable to recover any spots by the end of the 10-lap qualifier.

Hartlaub and his team learned from that seat time and made adjustments for the 30-lap A-main. From the 25th starting spot he turned in a performance that was a combination of battling and surviving.

When the checkered flag fell, Hartlaub was up to 13th, enough to earn the Hard Charger Award for his efforts.

IT'S A MYSTERY

One week later the day got off to a much better start for Hartlaub. He was 4th quick overall in hot laps in a 31-car field, then he drove to a runner up finish from the 3rd starting spot in his heat race to earn the 6th starting spot in the 30-lap A-main.

The early March show was once again conducted on an afternoon racing surface. Hartlaub grabbed a top five spot in the early going, then settled into 6th for ten circuits.

Just past the midpoint of the race, Hartlaub entered turn three just as he had done sixteen times already in the main event but this time he found himself upside down a split second later. The Littlestown, PA native took a hard tumble on the wall and came to rest in the high groove of the speedway.

“That was the biggest hit I’ve ever taken. I’m alright but the frame and shocks are junk.”, Hartlaub shared.

“I have no idea what happened. That’s actually the most frustrating part. It’s tough losing a car this early in the year.”

BOUNCE BACK

Weather claimed Hartlaub’s plans to race Lincoln Speedway again over the March 9th weekend but he returned March 16th to get back to business. After starting outside the front row of his heat race, he dropped to the low side of the track.

Hartlaub got just a little too low and made contact with the inside guard rail. He continued to fight but the impact had affected the steering, causing him to slide backwards to an 8th place finish.

The Ninety Five Motorsports team went to work to make repairs in time for the B-main. Others jumped in to help and the team made the call. Hartlaub proceeded to make it worth everyone’s time. He finished 4th, putting the team in the main event.

For the second time in three feature events, Hartlaub showed he knew how to pass cars. He put on a steady run toward the top ten, reaching 12th by lap nineteen. When the dust finally settled he was officially 13th in the final rundown, another solid recovery.

“I think my first three races of my 410 rook season can be summed up by one word…mistakes.”, Hartlaub posted on social media. “The run in the feature was good but it still doesn’t show the speed this car and team have. Thank you to Tyler Ross for jumping in and helping us get things buttoned up in time for the B-main Saturday. I will get better and be better.”

Responses from many in the racing community were highly supportive of Hartlaub and offered encouraging sentiments.

“I can’t think my partners and all the fans enough for their continuing support. I am going to learn something every week I’m sure the team will too. We worked through it together in the 358’s and we kept digging until we reached the top. I have every bit of confidence we are capable of doing that in a 410 too. It’s just going to take a little time.”, Hartlaub said.

UP NEXT

This Saturday and Sunday will deliver Hartlaub’s first two-race weekend of the 2024 season. He will be back at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA March 23rd and the following evening he will compete at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA.
SEASON STATS

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 2 top 15’s

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

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Pat Brewer and Kevin Hartlaub make final adjustments before action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)
Kody Hartlaub listens intently during Saturday's driver's meeting at Lincoln Speedway (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx)

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!

J Fuels

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

MooseBlocks.com

Bigham Appraisal

Griffith Plumbing Services

T and N Solutions

Smith Titanium

Herr Electric

Siegel Racing

Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Pretzel Boy

Barbie Miller, Realtor

KH Suspension

Don Ott Racing Engines

Pruitt Innovation & Technologies

AL Driveline

DMI Performance

SpeedComm

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 20

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, and Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., both 40; 3. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 39; 4. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., and Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, each 38; 7. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Whit Gastineau, Oklahoma City, Okla., each 37; 10. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, and Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, both 36; 12. Sean Jordan, Lumberton, Texas, Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, each 35; 15. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, 34; 16. Michael Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., and Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, each 33; 19. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, and Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., both 32.

State Point Standings

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 40; 2. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 39; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 38; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 37; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 35; 6. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 33; 7. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 32; 8. Dylan Waxdahl, Hartford, S.D., 31; 9. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 30; 10. Brandon Bosma, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 29.

Texas – 1. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 40; 2. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, and Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, both 38; 4. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, and Whit Gastineau, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 37; 6. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, and Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, both 36; 8. Sean Jordan, Lumberton, Texas, and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, both 35; 10. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, 34.


 

POWRi Turnpike Challenge Approaches on March 28-30

Belleville, IL. (3/18/24) Featuring the fast-paced open-wheel excitement of the POWRi National Midget League joining forces with the POWRi West Midget League for three days of Tulsa-area speed, the Eleventh Annual Turnpike Challenge returns in a pair of Sooner-State speed venue showdowns on March 28-30.

Beginning at Creek County Speedway on Thursday, March 28th, as a T2 Promotion, the POWRi National and West Midget Leagues will invade Sapulpa Oklahoma with support classes including the Oil Capital Racing Series Sprints battling for season points as well as the always entertaining Factory Stocks.

Heading north through Tulsa for a pair of action-packed nights at Port City Raceway on Friday, March 29th, and Saturday, March 30th, the POWRi National and West Midget Leagues will headline the star-studded affair with additional classes including Jr. Sprints, A-Class, Restrictor, Wing and Non-Wing Outlaw.

Hoosier Tire – POWRi National and West Midget League 2024 Tire Rule: Competitors are required to have Hoosier tires on all four corners; the right rear must be an SP3. The left rear must be a D-12 or harder.

Thursday, March 28th | Turnpike Challenge | Creek County Speedway Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 4:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:30 PM
Hot Laps: 7:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps

National & West Midget League Payout: 1. $3,000, 2. $1,000, 3. $700, 4. $600, 5. $550, 6. $500, 7. $ 450, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $325, 11. $315, 12. $305, 13. $305, 14. $275, 15-22: $225.

Friday, March 29th | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 9:00 AM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps

National & West Midget League Payout: 1. $3,000, 2. $1,000, 3. $700, 4. $600, 5. $550, 6. $500, 7. $ 450, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $325, 11. $315, 12. $305, 13. $305, 14. $275, 15-22: $225.

Saturday, March 30th | Turnpike Challenge | Port City Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps

National & West Midget League Payout: 1. $4,000, 2. $2,000, 3. $1000, 4. $750, 5. $500, 6. $475, 7. $ 450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12. $315, 13. $305, 14-22: $300.

POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

For additional information on Start2Finish or to sign up for a subscription and catch all the excitement LIVE & ON-DEMAND, visit www.s2ftv.com.

For more information about the Oil Capital Racing Series, including schedule, rules, and driver information, please visit www.ocrsracing.net and follow along on major social media platforms.

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


 

Open Practice Scheduled for Creek County Speedway on Wednesday, March 27th

Bristow, OK. (3/20/34) Competitors looking to lock in their skills before the 2024 season starts with the 11th Annual Turnpike Challenge presented by S2F TV on March 28-30 will have a chance to make the most of a test-and-tune open-practice date at Creek County Speedway on Wednesday, March 27th in attempts to double-check the off-season adjustments.

Then, the following day headlining at Creek County Speedway on Thursday, March 28th, as a T2 Promotion, the POWRi National and West Midget Leagues will invade Sapulpa Oklahoma with support classes including the Oil Capital Racing Series Sprints as well as the always entertaining Factory Stocks.

Wednesday, March 27th | Creek County Speedway Raceway Practice Details:
Pits Open: 4:00 PM
Open Practice: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Pit Pass: $30.00

Thursday, March 28th | Turnpike Challenge | Creek County Speedway Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 4:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:30 PM
Hot Laps: 7:00 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps

For additional information on Start2Finish or to sign up for a subscription and catch all the excitement LIVE & ON-DEMAND, visit www.s2ftv.com.

For more information about the Oil Capital Racing Series, including schedule, rules, and driver information, please visit www.ocrsracing.net and follow along on major social media platforms.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Facebook at POWRi.

Creek County Speedway is located at 18450 West Hwy 66 between Sapulpa and Kellyville. For more information on Creek County Speedway, including a complete lineup of events and directions, log onto http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co, call (918) 417-0624, or follow on X (@CreekSpeedway), and https://www.facebook.com/CreekCountySpeedway.

 

Cory Eliason and Jim Shuttlesworth to make debut in Pennsylvania Posse Country

Mar 19, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (March 19, 2024) – Jim Shuttlesworth has officially taken the reins as crew chief for the Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) No. 8, and with Cory Eliason’s High Limit Sprint Car Series commitments on hold until Series action resumes at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas, on Tuesday, April 9, there’s plenty of time to become acquainted. The team will begin their new chapter in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, joining the infamous Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway on March 22-24.

“We’re pleased to have Jim Shuttlesworth join our efforts at Ridge & Sons Racing. He carries a winning tradition and we aim to have that translate well at RSR,” Brian Ridge, owner of RSR, explained. “We have some time before our High Limit schedule gets back underway, so we’re going to take advantage of the next few weeks and get our program situated.”

Shuttlesworth’s wrenching resume runs deep in Posse Country, most recently finding notable successes with driver Devon Borden under the Shuttlesworth-Stehman Racing banner, and Anthony Macri at Macri Motorsports.

“We’re confident Jim’s experience will propel us to the next level,” Ridge added. “We’re ready to get started.”

As noted, although the new duo has their aim set on a full slate in the Keystone State, Cory Eliason, Jim Shuttlesworth, and all of RSR will remain focused on their High Limit Sprint Car Series goals – continuing their quest for a Series championship.

ON DECK:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason [No. 8] will continue their 2024 campaign with a tripleheader in the Keystone State; Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway on Friday through Sunday, March 22-24.

The team’s High Limit Sprint Car Series schedule will not resume until Tuesday, April 9, when the High Rollers visit Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas, for a $20,000-to-win Midweek Money Series event.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted “Battle at the Bay” at East Bay Raceway Park with 19th-place finish on Monday, February 12. Finished ninth (HL) at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, on Thursday, February 22. Finished ninth in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree (WoO) on Monday, March 4.

Stats:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 2

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, Xpress Laundry, American Table, Rasmusson Service Center, Folkens Brothers Trucking, The P.O. Box, and The Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

Placerville Speedway christens another championship season this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Placerville Speedway is eager to begin another championship season with the exhilarating sound of engines returning to the red clay this Saturday March 23rd.

The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based quarter mile will present an exciting program of grass roots dirt track racing, including the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Anrak Ltd. Late Models, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and the BCRA Lightning Sprints.

Live music will be performed in the grandstand entertainment zone from 4-6pm by Ed Wilson. Thirst quenching drinks and some of the finest racetrack cuisine in California is set to be offered at the Speedway Café, as we kick-off season 59 at the Placerville bullring.

Hanford’s Michael Faccinto pocketed the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged Sprint Car championship last season, giving owners F&F Racing yet another title. Faccinto put together an extremely consistent campaign last season and returns in 2024 looking for even more.

After claiming three wins during the Hoosier Tires championship season last year Modesto’s Tony Gomes hopes to secure another victory on Saturday. Gomes showed immense speed with C&M Motorsports and more of the same is expected this year. Rounding out the top-five in points last season were Shane Hopkins, Ashlyn Rodriguez and Rookie of the Year, Luke Hayes.

Track legend Dan Jinkerson brought home his third consecutive Anrak Ltd. Late Model title last season after tallying three wins and seven top-five finishes. From a consistency standpoint Auburn’s Ray Trimble was even with Jinkerson but missed out on the championship by just 20-points. Tyler Lightfoot, Rod Oliver and Dan Brown Jr. completed the top-five. The ground pounders will contest nine events this season in Placerville.

Last season saw Nick Baldwin put together another stout campaign with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks. The Oakley, CA driver accumulated six wins and finished among the top-five all but once, on way to his fifth career track championship over Kevin Jinkerson. The Pure Stocks will see 13 total nights of racing.

Waterford’s Dakota Albright picked up four wins last season with the Bay Cities Racing Association Lightning Sprints at Placerville Speedway. Albright this year, however, will be competing with the Thompson’s Winged Sprint Cars for Spencer Motorsports. The BCRA Lightning Sprints are keen to make several appearances, both with and without the wings.

Tickets and Details:

Grandstand seating is general admission this Saturday March 23rd, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Adult tickets cost $18, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $16. Kids 6-11 cost $8 and those five and under are free.

Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/psr-032324 or at the gate on race day. Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or via the Pit Pay App to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:45pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

For those who can’t make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of every Placerville Speedway point race this season. The live streaming service also includes each event with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Fans can purchase through a cost savings monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Join over 19,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2024 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on X/Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 23: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Championship Opener
Saturday March 30: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Spring Fever Frenzy
Saturday April 13: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and High Sierra Wingless Spec Sprints | 21st annual Tribute to Al Hinds

 

 

Tanner Carrick Picks Up Pair of Sixth Place Finishes at Mini Gold Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking the 410ci portion of his schedule off over the weekend in Chico, CA during the Mini Gold Cup, Tanner Carrick ran well as he pocketed a pair of sixth place finishes.

“It was nice to get the 410ci out and get to work with that package,” Tanner Carrick said. “We plan on being a little more 410ci heavy this year, so to have two good finishes is a good start, for sure.”

Friday night opened the 2024 season up at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and Carrick flexed his muscle early as he timed in third fastest in his qualifying group before putting together a very dominant heat race win.

Qualifying for the nightly redraw, Carrick pulled the four and took the green flag from the second row on a very hooked up a rough racing surface after heavy rains fell at the track earlier in the week.

Running fifth for much of the race, Carrick held on as the rough surface tossed much of the field around lap after lap, but everyone did a great job of keeping their cars pointed in the right direction as the first 27 laps went nonstop until the red flag flew on a pair of occasions.

The two restarts were not kind to the Lincoln, CA driver as he lost a spot on the race’s final lap and closed Friday night out with a sixth-place finish aboard the California Waterfowl/TC Guide Service/CVC backed entry.

Saturday night, Carrick and company reassembled at Silver Dollar Speedway for the conclusion of the Mini Gold Cup, but it also served as the opening round of NARC action in the 2024 season.

Timing in eighth fastest in his qualifying flight, Carrick lined up in the second row for his heat race. Finishing fourth, he was locked into the 40-lap finale as he rolled off the starting grid from the 17th starting spot.

Nearly the first half of the race was event free, and Carrick was able to pick up a few positions as he was 13th by the 15th lap.

Once the race hit the 15 lap marker, the flow of the race took a turn as cautions and stoppages were the name of the game. While Carrick was able to keep his nose clean he was also able to slowly work his way even further forward on the tricky conditions.

Withstanding and avoiding the chaos, Carrick capped his night off with another sixth place finish.

“It got a little wild on Saturday night, and luckily we were able to void the trouble,” Carrick said. “Thanks to my team for their hard work all weekend long, and giving me a fast car each time we rolled out onto the track.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, California Waterfowl, Interstate Oil, D.R. Horton, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, TC Guide Service, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 6, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 6

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be back in action on Saturday night in Merced, CA.

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY CONGRATULATES LEONARD ON ENORMOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT

New Race Director named for 2024

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 18, 2024) – Longtime Ohsweken Speedway Race Director Doug Leonard is taking his talents on the road. Leonard was recently named Race Director for the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, and the role forces him to vacate his role at Ohsweken.

“We couldn’t be more proud and excited for Doug,” said Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We’ve always said we have the best Race Director in the business, and this appointment backs up our claim.”

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is arguably the most prestigious oval track series in the world sanctioning more than 80 races per year across the United States. The Race Director position is a full time role that will keep Leonard on the road for much of the year.

Leonard began his career at Ohsweken Speedway after his father Brock Leonard retired due to health reasons. It didn’t take long for him to climb the official ranks earning the top job of Race Director.

Under Leonard’s leadership Ohsweken Speedway has become famous for tightly-run programs and a no-nonsense approach to maintaining organization.

“Doug has been instrumental in the growth of the speedway,” said Geoffrey. “He will be difficult to replace, but we are more focused on how proud we are to have been a part of his development.”

Leonard ventured away from Ohsweken Speedway directing races at Merrittville Speedway, Humberstone Speedway, Flamboro Speedway, and eventually the popular Super DIRTcar Series for dirt modifieds. His proficiency with the Super DIRTcar Series is largely responsible for earning him the opportunity with the World of Outlaws.

The vacant Race Director position at Ohsweken Speedway will be filled by former flagman Dave Hunsinger. Hunsinger is a longtime race official whose grandfather Bob Slack owned legendary Cayuga Speedway. Hunsinger brings a calm and fair demeanour to the role.

Carter Long will move to the flagstand from his turn four officiating position to take on the flagman role vacated by Hunsinger.

“Thankfully we are always developing officials,” said Geoffrey. “From the karting program on Thursday nights to various positions in our Friday program we are able to shuffle people where we need them.

“This will be new for all of us when Doug’s voice isn’t on the one-way radio to our drivers barking instructions.”

For more information on Ohsweken Speedway including the 2024 racing schedule please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com

 

NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES SET TO INVADE MERCED SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY!
(6/18/24 - Ben Deatherage) Merced, California ... The Central Valley is about to hear the roar of the 900+ horsepower powerplants of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday, March 23rd, when the tour returns to Merced Speedway! The high-banked ž-mile clay oval will host the cars and stars of the NARC organization for the first time since August of 2021 and will be the lone visit to the facility in 2024.

This marks the second stop on NARC's 65th Anniversary 25-race campaign, which is slated to visit 17-different dirt oval tracks in California, Oregon, and Washington.

"I'm super excited to get to Merced," said Lemoore driver Cole Macedo, hot off a big win at the Mini-Gold Cup in the Tarlton Motorsports #21 sprint car. "I know (promoter) Doug Lockwood has put in a lot of effort to make that place what it is today. I think Drew Warner (crew chief) will give me a fast race car, and if I do my job, we should come out with a good finish."

Macedo is the current NARC championship point leader after scoring his second NARC feature win of his career in Chico.

Many of the NARC sprint cars stars will be competing on the action-packed bullring for the first time, including a strong class of rookie drivers. This year's rookie field includes Lemoore's Caeden Steele, who finished third in Chico, Fresno's Gauge Garcia, Dominic Gorden from Clovis, Chico's Michael Ing and Wilton's Ashlyn Rodriguez.

Who to Watch

Aromas' Justin Sanders, expected to be a strong challenger for the 2024 NARC title, will be looking to rebound after a crash took him out of contention in Chico. Sanders hit pay dirt in the series' last visit to the track in August 2021 and knows that a victory gets him right back into the title hunt.

Shane Golobic, who finished second in the NARC season opener in Chico, is looking to put the Matt Wood Racing #17W car in NARC victory lane for the first time at Merced Speedway. Golobic placed fifth in 2021 and was 16th when the World Of Outlaws visited in March 2022.

Bud Kaeding, who claimed the series title in 2017, still doesn't have a Merced victory on this impressive resume. He came across the line in sixth when NARC was in Merced last time. With a retro look for the #29 team, the Campbell racer is looking to check off Merced on his win list.

Tim Kaeding, from San Jose, will no doubt wow the crowd in the famed Williams Motorsports #0 entry. The "Governor of Good Times" was fourth in the last NARC trip to Merced. Kaeding is hitting the NARC trail heavy this spring and the 2002 and 2011 series champion is hungry to revisit victory lane. He has 72 NARC victories to his credit.

Chase Johnson of Penngrove has a lot of laps and wins at Merced in many different types of cars, but the pilot of the #24 has yet to win in the 410 ranks. Johnson was third in a USAC-CRA race in September of 2019 and is in search of his fourth career NARC win.

Other NARC 410 Series stars expected to compete include Justyn Cox from Clarksburg, Oakley's Dylan Bloomfield, Billy Aton of Benicia, Gilroy 's Jarrett Soares, Kaleb Montgomery of Templeton, Michael Faccinto and DJ Netto from Hanford and many more!

Fan & Competitor Info

The companion divisions for the evening include the Hobby Stocks, Mini Late Models, and IMCA Northern SportMods.

Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Merced, California. Tickets are $25.00 for Adults, Juniors (11-17) $10.00, Kids (6-10) $5.00, and 5 and Under are FREE.

Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM and the Front Gates at 5:00. Hot Laps are expected to begin around 6:00, with racing kicking off at 7:00. Additional information can be found at www.mercedspeedway.net.

The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four eight-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event.

The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

The event at Merced Speedway can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES
CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
(AFTER ONE EVENT IN 25-RACE SERIES)

Cole Macedo, Lemoore - 142
Shane Golobic, Fremont - 139
Caeden Steele, Fresno (R) - 138
Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 137
Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 136
Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 135
Sean Becker, Roseville - 134
Nick Parker, Chico - 133
Justyn Cox, Clarksburg - 132
Gauge Garcia, Lemoore (R) - 131
Ryan Robinson, Roseville - 130
Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 129
Justin Sanders, Aromas - 128
DJ Netto, Hanford - 127
Andy Forsberg, Auburn - 127
Jayson Bright, Antioch (R) - 125
Kalib Henry, Sacramento - 125
Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 123
Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, B.C. - 122
Max Mittry, Redding - 121

UPCOMING EVENTS:
April 6 - Stockton Dirt Track - Asparagus Cup with SCCT
April 13 - Kings Speedway (Hanford) - $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic
April 27 - Stockton Dirt Track - Salute to NARC champ Leroy Van Conett
May 4 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - Chris & Brian Faria Memorial
May 11 - Antioch Speedway - Contra Costa County Clash
May 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - KRC Night at the Races
June 1 - Placerville Speedway - Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial

 

 

Tanner Carrick Picks Up Pair of Sixth Place Finishes at Mini Gold Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking the 410ci portion of his schedule off over the weekend in Chico, CA during the Mini Gold Cup, Tanner Carrick ran well as he pocketed a pair of sixth place finishes.

“It was nice to get the 410ci out and get to work with that package,” Tanner Carrick said. “We plan on being a little more 410ci heavy this year, so to have two good finishes is a good start, for sure.”

Friday night opened the 2024 season up at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and Carrick flexed his muscle early as he timed in third fastest in his qualifying group before putting together a very dominant heat race win.

Qualifying for the nightly redraw, Carrick pulled the four and took the green flag from the second row on a very hooked up a rough racing surface after heavy rains fell at the track earlier in the week.

Running fifth for much of the race, Carrick held on as the rough surface tossed much of the field around lap after lap, but everyone did a great job of keeping their cars pointed in the right direction as the first 27 laps went nonstop until the red flag flew on a pair of occasions.

The two restarts were not kind to the Lincoln, CA driver as he lost a spot on the race’s final lap and closed Friday night out with a sixth-place finish aboard the California Waterfowl/TC Guide Service/CVC backed entry.

Saturday night, Carrick and company reassembled at Silver Dollar Speedway for the conclusion of the Mini Gold Cup, but it also served as the opening round of NARC action in the 2024 season.

Timing in eighth fastest in his qualifying flight, Carrick lined up in the second row for his heat race. Finishing fourth, he was locked into the 40-lap finale as he rolled off the starting grid from the 17th starting spot.

Nearly the first half of the race was event free, and Carrick was able to pick up a few positions as he was 13th by the 15th lap.

Once the race hit the 15 lap marker, the flow of the race took a turn as cautions and stoppages were the name of the game. While Carrick was able to keep his nose clean he was also able to slowly work his way even further forward on the tricky conditions.

Withstanding and avoiding the chaos, Carrick capped his night off with another sixth place finish.

“It got a little wild on Saturday night, and luckily we were able to void the trouble,” Carrick said. “Thanks to my team for their hard work all weekend long, and giving me a fast car each time we rolled out onto the track.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, California Waterfowl, Interstate Oil, D.R. Horton, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, TC Guide Service, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 6, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 6

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be back in action on Saturday night in Merced, CA.

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

 

 

Over $10,000 in added money to be paid out at USL events in 2024

by John Rittenoure

GLENPOOL, Okla. (March 18, 2024) - Over $10,000 in added money will be paid out to Ortco Inc. United Sprint League presented by Same Day Auto Repair competitors in 2024 according to information released today by series owner Michael Tyre.

Tow money will be paid to the top 10 drivers with perfect attendance starting with the third race of the season. The top five in points will receive $100 each, while 6-10 will earn $50 apiece. The May 4 event at Caney Valley Speedway will be the first event paying tow money due to the fact the season opening Hero 100 is a show up points only event and the first regular points races is April 13 at Creek County Speedway.

The tow money program will be paid out in lieu of a traditional end of season points fund. Tyre feels this is a way to better support racers financially at each race rather than waiting until the winter to pay out a points fund. The cost of traveling to the track continues to rise and this tow money program exceeds the amount of money paid out previously for a points fund with the series.

In addition to tow money, heat race winners will earn $100 at each event while the A-Feature Hard Charger also earns $100. With tow money, heat race pay, and hard charger pay, driver could potentially earn up to $300 in extra money during most races this season.

About United Sprint League

Owned by Michael Tyre, the USL sanctions 360 two-barrel / 305 non-wing sprint car events throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states with goals of supporting sponsors and providing fans the the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of non-wing sprint car racing.

Website: https://www.myracepass.com/series/1794.

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

About Ortco Inc.

Ortco Inc. manufactures qualify oilfield parts from American made bar and shaped steel on computerized CNC machinery. Products are then Heat Treated, coated for rust prevention, and warehoused for shipments across the globe. Ortco also utilizes high quality investment castings for safety clamps and various tongs.

Website: http://OrtcoInc.com.

United Sprint League Marketing Partners

Ortco, Inc., Same Day Auto Repair, Speed Stix Shocks, D&G Contracting, DFR Discount Tire, Passing Points Podcast, Kent Fireworks, Hoss Media.

 

 

Cole Macedo Wins Wild Mini Gold Cup Feature


PETERSEN MEDIA- While Cole Macedo had a busy February running some National races in Florida, this past weekend marked his opener with Tarlton Motorsports and it was a memorable one as he picked up the NARC season opener in Chico, CA during a wild Mini Gold Cup feature event.

“Overall, it was a great weekend for us to start our 2024 season,” Cole Macedo said. “Friday night we struggled to get our car free enough with how the track was, and Saturday night Drew Warner and the guys got us better each time we hit the track and it paid off in the feature.”

Following an eighth place run on Friday night during an unsanctioned 410ci event, Saturday’s NARC season opener saw Macedo time the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 in seventh in his qualifying flight.

Lining up third in his heat race, Macedo’s third place finish moved him into the 40-lap feature event. Macedo wasted no time getting to the front as he worked his way through the field and was in second by the 9th lap.

A myriad of yellows and reds hindered the flow of the race, but Macedo was able to stick with leader Chase Johnson when the green was out as he waited for his opportunity to strike.

Getting the jump on one restart, officials called it back and Macedo continued to run in second.

Moving into the lead on the 31st lap, Macedo and Ryan Robinson then battled for the top spot with Robinson getting the better of him on the 35th lap. Running in second, it appeared that Macedo would finish second on this night but a last lap miscue for Robinson, put Macedo in the lead for one final restart.

Nailing the restart with Shane Golobic right behind him, Macedo was able to fend off the veteran and race to his first win of the 2024 season.

“I am super thankful to be back with this team for a second season, and I feel like Drew Warner and I have a chance to have an even better year with one full season together under our belts,” Macedo added. “Saturday’s track was demanding so I want to give a shoutout to Burnett Performance for helping me train all winter long and allowing me to really push myself during the 40-lapper. I also want to thank Tommy and Melissa Tarlton, my Uncle Tom and Aunt Martha, as well as Sean and Felicity Dyson for the support and the great equipment.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions, Executive Auto Sales, Durst, Tarlton Estate and Asset Management, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Willwood Brakes, Vortex Wings, and High Performance Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 2, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 2.

ON TAP: Cole Macedo is scheduled to return to action Saturday night in Merced, CA.

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

 

 

Sean Becker Picks Up Pair of 7th Place Finishes During Opening Weekend with Bjork Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Checking in at Silver Dollar Speedway for the first Mini Gold Cup since the 2019 season, Sean Becker and the Bjork Motorsports team had good car speed during both nights of action as Becker picked up a pair of seventh place finishes, including a charge from 22nd on Saturday night.

“Friday I was really happy with our car speed all day,” Sean Becker said. “I made a couple of costly mistakes in our heat that kept us out of the redraw and put us mid-pack on a really tough track in the feature.”

With the curtain raising on Silver Dollar Speedway’s 2024 season on Friday night, Becker kicked the Mini Gold Cup of by timing the Bjork Motorsports entry in second fastest in his qualifying flight.

Taking the green flag for his heat race from the front row, the Roseville, CA driver needed to finish inside the Top-Two to earn a spot in the redraw. Settling into second as he took the green flag, Becker hooked a rut in turns three and four that upset his car enough to slip back to third.

Doing all he could to get back into second, once the field strung out heat race passes were ultimately non existent. Finishing third, Becker was locked into the 30-lap feature event where he found himself 11th on the starting grid.

When the feature came to life on a very tricky surface, much of the field settled into the bottom groove of the speedway that was much smoother than the top and clicked off the first 27-laps in rapid fire fashion.

A couple of late issues set up a couple of restarts and they allowed Becker to pick up a few positions late in the race as he capped the night off with a seventh place finish.

Returning to the speedway on Saturday night for the NARC season opener that offered a $10,000 top prize, Becker timed in ninth in his qualifying session on this night and lined up in the third row of his heat race.

Falling out of the transfer when the race went green, Becker’s sixth place finish put him in the 12-lap ‘B’, but a second place finish in the semi moved him into what turned out to be a very wild 40-lap feature event.

Before things really got wild, Becker had a great start that saw him surge his way forward and into 14th within the first couple of laps. Then yellows and reds took over havoc ensued.

Working his way through the field and staying out of trouble, ‘The Shark’ found himself up in third late in the race. However, a misstep on his part on the 35th lap saw him come to a stop in turns one and two, as he was able to restart with 5-to-go.

With how wild the race had been up until this point, the back of the pack was only 11th, so Becker still had plenty of time to a solid finish.

Picking up a few spots in the final stanzas, Becker capped his night off with a seventh place finish as well as the Hard Charger award.

“Saturday we didn’t quite have the same speed early in the day, but Brad Bumgarner did a great job of making some great adjustment,” Becker added. “It was a little disappointing to have to run the ‘B’, but it gave Brad another opportunity to tune on the car and it paid major dividends in the feature. I was heartbroken that I made another mistake late in the feature that cost us a podium, but it was a good start for our season with that much speed.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 1, Top-10’s- 3

ON TAP: Becker’s next event is TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to give Sean a follow on Instagram at @BeckerRacing23.

 

 

Austin Torgerson 13th with Mounce/Stout Motorsports in Illinois

PETERSEN MEDIA- A schedule shake up within the Torgerson household led Austin Torgerson to teaming up with Mounce/Stout Motorsports in 2024, and their season came to life over the weekend in DuQuoin, IL with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series.

Friday night, the season kicked off at the Southern Illinois Center as Torgerson timed his Mounce/Stout Motorsports backed No. 88A entry in third quickest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up second in his heat race, Torgerson pocketed a third-place finish as nightly points are at stake with this series. Though finishing third, Torgerson was forced into one of the three ‘B’ Mains on this night, but his front row starting position put him in a great position with only two transfer berths up for grabs.

Front the pole, the elder Torgerson brother got the jump and grabbed the early lead. Carefully working around the Southern Illinois Center’s speedway, he was able to keep the field at bay and pick up the win and keep his night alive.

Moving into the opening night feature event, Torgerson took the green flag for the 30-lap feature event from the 17th starting spot. Mired deep in the field, Torgerson was able to keep his nose clean as he picked up a handful of positions and closed the night out with a 13th place finish.

Back in action on Saturday to close out the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series’ opening weekend, Torgerson opened the night up by timing the Mounce/Stout Motorsports entry in sixth fastest in his qualifying group.

Finishing seventh in his heat race, the Glendale, AZ runner moved into a ‘B’ Main where he lined up in the eighth starting position.

Needing to finish inside the Top-2 to again transfer into the feature, Torgerson’s seventh place finish brought his weekend to an end.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson will turn his attention to Micro Sprint action this weekend as he will be in Visalia, CA for the KKM Giveback event.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Sixth in DuQuoin, IL During First Weekend with Keith Kunz Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking off his rookie campaign with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series, Ashton Torgerson made his first two starts with the Keith Kunz Motorsports and finished sixth in Saturday night’s finale.

Spending his weekend at the Southern Illinois Center, Torgerson kicked his 2024 midget season of by timing in fourth fastest in his qualifying group. The qualifying effort put him on the front row of his heat race, and he quickly went to work battling with his KKM teammate, Gavin Miller.

Slipping back to finish fourth, Torgerson was forced into one of the night’s Last Chance Qualifiers where he lined up in the fourth starting position and needed to finish inside the Top-Two to keep his night alive.

Starting and finishing fourth in his heat, Torgerson’s opener came to a bit of an early end, but the Glendale, AZ driver didn’t let that ruin the rest of his weekend.

Bouncing right back and returning to action on Saturday night, Torgerson again time din fourth in time trials, which put him on the pole of his heat race for the second consecutive night.

Not wasting the prime starting position this time, Torgerson was able to wire the field and race his way to the heat race win and move directly into the 40-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the seventh starting position, Torgerson slipped back to eighth in the opening laps, but was able to race into sixth by the race’s seventh circuit.

Battling hard on the tight confines of the indoor facility, Torgerson did slip back to eighth momentarily just past the race’s halfway point but was able to work his way into the Top-5 in the closing stanzas of the race.

Taking the white flag in fifth, a last lap battle saw him lose the spot as he capped the weekend off with a hard fought sixth place finish.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 12, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 3, Top 10’s- 5

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson is now set to return to Micro Sprint action this weekend as he will take part in the KKM Giveback Challenge at Plaza Park Speedway in Visalia, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.


 

Turbulent Trip to Chico, CA for Andy Forsberg

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in Silver Dollar Speedway’s season opening Mini Gold Cup over the weekend, Andy Forsberg had a turbulent weekend. Having some struggles on Friday night, Forsberg showcased some serious speed on Saturday until a lap one miscue took him off of the front row of the 40-lap feature event.

“Friday night it was old school Chico. It was heavy, it was rough, and it was a cool track in my opinion, and I really thought we made good changes to be racy in the feature but we weren’t going anywhere so I pulled it back to the trailer at the halfway point,” Andy Forsberg said.

Kicking the Silver Dollar Speedway season off on Friday night at the Mini Gold Cup opener, Forsberg timed the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in fourth fastest in his qualifying group, which was also fourth fastest overall.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver battled for position in an attempt to make the redraw but his fifth-place finish put him in the ninth row of the 30-lap feature event.

With the track very gnarly heading into the ‘A’, Forsberg and company went to work to ‘free up’ his car to maneuver on the heavy and rough speedway, but the changes didn’t quite work how they had hoped.

Bouncing around for a few laps, Forsberg made a business decision at the race’s halfway point and headed back to the pit area.

Back in action on Saturday night for the NARC season opener, Forsberg got off to a great start as he earned fast time honors amongst the 32 cars that checked into the pits.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Forsberg simply needed to finish inside the Top-Five to earn a berth into the Dash. A ragged start to the heat saw Forsberg slip back to sixth, but a couple of nice moves saw him work his way back into fifth, where he finished, as he transferred into the Dash.

Having good fortune in the redraw, Forsberg found himself on the front row of the Dash alongside Justyn Cox. With Cox getting the jump, Forsberg settled in and finished second, which put him on the front row of the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win Mini Gold Cup feature event.

When the race went green, Forsberg ran hard into turn one and the tricky surface saw his right-rear tire get up over the edge of the speedway and he got out of shape and spun to a stop.

“We changed a couple things on the engine before the feature, and it didn’t quite take off how I thought it would, but then when I got to the flag stand it went full turbo mode and led to quite the escapade into turn one,” Forsberg added. “In retrospect, it turned out to be the theme of the night, I was just the first bonehead to do it.”

Restarting from the back of the pack with 40-laps still to be ran, Forsberg was able to work his way back forward in what was a wild feature event. Getting back near the top-10, a restart issue saw Forsberg again come to a stop in turns three and four, and with it being his second offense, he was done for the night.

“We were slowly working our way forward from the back, and it was just a wild feature event,” Forsberg said. “Cautions breed cautions, and we had quite a few of them. On one of the restarts things didn’t go our way and ended up causing me to spin again, and it ended our night.”

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, Western Traffic Supply, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Forsberg will now turn his attention to Placerville Speedway’s season opening event on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.

 

 

Dawson Hammes 5th at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Checking in at Marysville Raceway on Saturday night one week removed from an early incident, things were much smoother for Dawson Hammes as he picked up a fifth place finish in the feature event.

“It was definitely a smoother night than the opener,” Hammes explained. “We worked hard all week to put a car together after all the equipment we tore up last week, so to have a good night makes it worth it.”

Hammes kicked his night off by timing the Movement Brewing/STS Farming/All About Fire Protection backed No. 55D in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Hammes was able to outduel is younger brother, Carson, as he jumped out to the early lead and never looked back. Moving into the nightly redraw based on the heat race win.

Pulling the three, the Marysville, CA driver lined up in the second row of the 25-lap feature event as he was in search of his first win of the 2024 season.

When the race went green, Hammes settled into the fourth position as he worked around the Marysville Raceway surface. Battling the likes of Drake Standley and Bobby Butler.

With stoppages slowing the pace of the feature event at times, Hammes continued to stay strong inside the Top-Five as he nailed each and every restart.

In the waning laps of the feature event, the cautions caught up to Hammes and he began to stumble as he ran low on fuel. Hanging on as best he could, Hammes slipped back to fifth on the race’s final lap as he capped his night off with a fifth place finish.

“Big thanks to my parents, Carson, and Ally for all pitching in all week to get us back to the track,’ Hammes added. “I also want to thank Nick, my uncle Tony, Jeremiah, and Samuel for there help at the track. Everyone’s support is appreciated, and we can’t wait to do it again this weekend.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Hammes will return to action this Saturday night back at Marysville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a media company that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing persevere for top-10 at NARC opener

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA…Opening the season this past weekend in Chico, Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing were able to lead laps in the feature, before finishing ninth during the initial event of the NARC 410 Sprint Car campaign.

“Chico was a tough one but with it being our first race it was nice to have speed right away with NARC,” Cox said. “Even though the result wasn’t exactly what we all wanted, I found a lot of positives for the night.”

Cox began things in solid fashion on Saturday by ripping around the Silver Dollar Speedway quarter mile with a lap of 11.450 in qualifying, narrowly missing out on fast time.

He then finished fourth in the night’s final heat race, which moved the Lippert Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ VinylTech PVC Pipe No. 42x into the Dash.

Starting from the outside of the front row he blasted into the lead at the waving of the green flag and picked up the victory, earning the pole for the main event.

The 29-year-old proceeded to then lead the first seven circuits in the 40-lap finale. Early on however, he caught a rut and cracked a couple of ribs, forcing him to race wounded over the remainder of a wild contest. When all was said and done, he crossed the stripe in ninth to cap the opening race with the NARC 410s.

“I was happy to get back to qualifying well and leading laps in the main event was also a positive,” Cox commented. “I just hit a hole wrong early in the race and unfortunately cracked a couple of ribs. After that I pretty much just had to hang on with how rough the track was.”

Next up for Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing will be a visit to the Merced Speedway on Saturday for the second round of competition with the NARC 410 Sprint Cars.

Last season saw the Clarksburg, CA driver charge from 19th to 10th during his lone appearance at the track. Cox also secured a runner up finish at the Merced bullring in 2019 with the SCCT 360s.

“I’m working to heel up and be 100% for Merced this Saturday,” he stated. “I’ve never had the opportunity to run a 410 at Merced Speedway so it should be a fun experience.”

 would like to thank Lippert Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Mozingo Construction, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Racing, Sellers Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Rod Tiner Racing, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, Vanlare Steering Repair, Arbo-Tec, Performance Powder Coating, Warehouse Paint, Justice Brothers, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets and Bullet Impressions for their support this season.

 Silver Dollar Speedway Mini Gold Cup Quick Recap-

Friday March 15: Qualified (6th), Heat Race (6th), B-main (1st), A-main (18th) Saturday March 16: Qualified (2nd), Heat Race (4th), Dash (1st), A-main (9th)

Saturday March 23: Merced Speedway – NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

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To learn more about the company simply visit https://www.lippertconstruction.com/

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PASS Ready to Kick off 2024 season at Path Valley March 30!
03-13-2024

With more than 200 events Path Valley is the longevity leader!

The River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series kicks off its 26th season of economy sprint competition in appropriate fashion on Saturday, March 30, racing at the active track where it has competed more often than anywhere else, the quarter-mile, high-banked “bullring” that is Path Valley Speedway.

Located near Spring Run in far northern Franklin County, Path Valley was built and opened in 1987 to take advantage of the blossoming popularity of micro sprint racing, but in 2000, then-new promoters Jack and Vicki Flowers and John Winsett decided to try out a new division of full-sized economy sprint cars that also were running at nearby Hesston Speedway. On August 4, 2000, the PA Sprint Series made its first Path Valley appearance, with Roger Fickett taking the checkered flag over a 17-car field.

Since that night, more than 200 PASS races have been run at Path Valley, by far the most at any track. At least 80 different drivers have taken the checkered flag, with Scott Ellerman of Landisburg holding the “winningest” title with 11 victories. Ryan Lynn of Hollidaysburg, with six wins, leads all active drivers, with his brother Todd, Doug Dodson, and Ken Duke Jr. all counting three victories in their totals.

Path Valley has six River Valley Builders PASS races scheduled for 2024, including a supporting role in Dr. Crouse’s Night of Power on July 19. Last year, rain reduced the track’s PASS schedule to four races, with Zach Rhodes, Logan Spahr, Kruz Kepner, and Aiden Borden each taking a win. Rhodes, the McVeytown driver who had previously raced micro sprints at Path, earned the track championship.

 


Donny Schatz with success in Texas; Another Lone Star State double on deck

2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 3rd | 978 Points (-18)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 15th & 16th
Event: Texas Two Step
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Cotton Bowl Speedway | Paige, Texas
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 9th (10th)
Saturday: 3rd (1st)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 18, 2024) - Donny Schatz’ 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-ten streak continued during the recent weekend, concluding the two-day Texas Two Step at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with a pair of results no worse than ninth. In fact, Schatz, ace of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, No. 15 sprint car, highlighted the pair with a podium on Saturday night, finishing third after starting from the pole position.

“I would’ve liked to have won that, but I guess third is better than fourth,” Schatz said. “You’ve got to think about the big picture. All in all a decent night. This isn’t one of my best places. I think everybody that has a cell phone could see that all weekend it didn’t look like we were going to get to race, and we got two great nights of racing.”

Despite backing up two spots in the Cotton Bowl finale, the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion was in the hunt the entire distance, forced to surrender the top spot to eventual winner, Gio Scelzi, at the initial start.

Friday night winner, Brent Marks, who snuck by Schatz on lap 13, finished second in the Texas Two Step nightcap. A caution with two laps remaining gave Schatz the opportunity to overtake the runner-up position, but Marks proved too strong.

Speaking of Friday, Schatz raced on to finish ninth in the Texas Two Step opener, but not without some challenges. A “nowhere to go” tangle with 18 laps recorded forced the Fargo, North Dakota, native to the work area. The team was able to make the necessary changes, and although Schatz was forced to restart at the tail of the field, he battled back to earn the aforementioned top ten.

ON DECK:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with another double in the Lone Star State, this time visiting Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, on Friday, March 22, and Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1

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

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

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

2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 7
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 7

 

Reutzel rallies in two-day Cotton Bowl visit; Big O, Kennedale next
Mar 18, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (March 18, 2024) – Clute, Texas’ own Aaron Reutzel and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) put on a show in their two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, rallying forward in each of their weekend starts while highlighting the pair with a Hard Charging Performance on Friday, March 15.

Impressive enough, Reutzel, ace of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, No. 87 sprint car, battled ahead 17 positions to secure the aforementioned Hard Charger Award, concluding the evening in the fifth position after starting from row 11.

Reutzel’s Texas Two Step weekend concluded in similar fashion, capping action with a five-spot run from 16th to finish 11th on Saturday, March 16.

Adding to RSR’s weekend highlight reel, the team launched Cotton Bowl’s Texas Two Step with a Quick Time Award on Friday, March 15 – the ninth of Aaron Reutzel’s career with the World of Outlaws. Despite his qualifying effort, it was a poor heat race outcome that forced Reutzel to start from row 11; this is what set up his eventual hard charge.

Aaron Reutzel’s top-five count now stands at three on the year, one of which a victory during High Limit action at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida.

ON DECK:
Tentatively, Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel [No. 87] will continue their 2024 campaign with another World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series double in the Lone Star State, this time visiting Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, on Friday, March 22, and Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned a King of the 360s preliminary victory at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14; finished fifth in the $10,000-to-win finale (February 16). Finished fifth from 22nd (Hard Charger Award) in World of Outlaws visit to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Friday, March 15.

Stats:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 3
Top-Tens: 3

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, American Table, Commercial Edge, Rasmusson Service Center, The P.O. Box, and Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.


 


Danny Dietrich on top in the Pigeon Hills; Central PA triple ahead
ByTyler Altmeyer
Mar 18, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 18, 2024) – Two Lincoln Speedway starts resulted in two podium finishes for “Double-D” Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, but the team’s 2024 highlight reel can now include a victory, winning in their third Lincoln start of the season on Saturday, March 16 – a wire-to-wire triumph, at that.

Dietrich, a former track champion who is closing in on 70-career triumphs at the Abbottstown oval, started from the pole in Saturday’s main event, racing on hiccup free before being forced to hold off New York invader Paulie Colagiovanni in the closing laps. A caution with a few circuits remaining was no stir for Dietrich, driving on to claim the $4,000 payday.

The Williams Grove Speedway Season Opener followed Dietrich’s visit to Lincoln on Sunday, March 17, and although he was short of attaining a weekend sweep, another podium was accomplished, this time finishing second to eventual winner, Anthony Macri. Double-D started fourth on The Grove’s grid, scheduled to start second but a jump during the initial start forced the Gettysburg native back one row.

“Another great weekend for Gary Kauffman Racing. I think we were in a position to sweep the weekend, but we all know how that went,” Dietrich, ace of the Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, said. “Happy for my team. We were close two weekends in a row at Lincoln, but we finally got that first win of the season. Three races on tap this weekend, as long as the weather plays nice. You can never tell this time of year.”

COMING UP NEXT:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with their first Central Pennsylvania tripleheader of the season, visiting Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway in consecutive fashion on Friday through Sunday, March 22-24.

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, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Blud Lubricants.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 6
Top-Tens: 6

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished fifth in each of his USCS/Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout (Volusia Speedway Park) starts on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27. Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on Sunday, February 25. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway start on Sunday, March 3. Won first main event of the season at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Opening Day program on Sunday, March 17.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
X: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

Zearfoss two-steps to a top ten at Cotton Bowl; Big O and Kennedale ahead

Mar 18, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 18, 2024) – A slow start to the weekend ended in a positive manner for Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, ultimately capturing their first World of Outlaws top-ten score of the season in a Saturday night stay at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.

Zearfoss, who finished tenth in his top-ten appearance, put together a sound preliminary effort to set-up his eventual accomplishment, qualifying fourth overall before winning his respective heat race. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native raced on to finish sixth in the evening’s Dash.

As noted, Zearfoss’ weekend at Cotton Bowl Speedway started off a touch slow, concluding Friday’s A-Main in the 17th position after starting 15th on the evening’s grid.

“This is a big step for us,” Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z sprint car, explained. “It takes some time to build a comfort zone, but I think we’re where we need to be. A lot of gratitude for my team. They never stop working and it shows. We’ll work to close out Texas with a pair of top-tens this weekend.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with another double in the Lone Star State, this time visiting Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, on Friday, March 22, and Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
X: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

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

STATS:
2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stats:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 1

2024 WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked off 2024 World of Outlaws season with DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park (February 7-10); finished 18th, 19th, 13th, and 16th, respectively. Finished tenth at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, March 16.

 

 

RAIN WINS LISMORE CITY SPRINTCAR SMACKDOWN

THE Lismore City Sprintcar Smackdown last night at Castrol Lismore Speedway may have been brought to a premature end due to the wet weather, but prior to that, the on-track action was thick and fast.

In what was the third appearance of the 410 Sprintcars at Castrol Lismore Speedway this season, the Lismore City Sprintcar Smackdown event saw crowd favourite and Queensland visitor Luke Oldfield, who had earlier this season won the Lil Aussie Open at the venue, and fellow Queenslander Cody Maroske as the form drivers. Oldfield and Maroske were the standout drivers during heat race action, and they were to occupy the front row for the feature race; however, the wet weather had arrived just prior to the 410 Sprintcar feature race and the meeting was unfortunately forced to be cancelled.

For the qualifying heat races for the 410 Sprintcars, the wins were shared between Oldfield, Maroske, Harry Stewart and Bradi Owen. Prior to the heat races, Oldfield and Maroske topped the time sheets in qualifying groups. While both Oldfield and Maroske are experienced Sprintcar racers and they showed their pace throughout the night, Stewart and Owen are Sprintcar newcomers, so it was great to see them amongst the heat race winners and enjoy confidence boosting performances.

The Pro Sprints (360 Sprintcars) action saw Dan Murray and youngster Kye Jensen as the highest point scorers heading into their feature race. Leading up to the feature race, the heat-race wins were shared between Noah Ball, Kye Jensen, Luke Manttan and Dan Murray.

In what was their final appearance at Castrol Lismore Speedway before next month’s Australian Championship, there was a solid field of Wingless Sprints in action. The heat races resulted in wins going to Andrew Seery, Mark Blyton, Jason Bates, Ian O’Toole, local Jacob Jolley and Ben Manson. The B main was picked up by Errol Campbell, while the highest point scorer heading into the feature race was Seery.

Current Queensland Champion Andrew Parkes was the form driver in the Compact Speedcars by winning two out of the three heat races. Jeremy Ennever had won the other heat race.

 

 

Same Day Auto Repair headlines list of sponsors joining USL for 2024

by John Rittenoure

GLENPOOL, Okla. (March 17, 2024) - Since acquiring the United Sprint League earlier this year Michael Tyre has been working non-stop to take the non-wing sprint series to new heights. On January 20 Tyre announced Ortco, Inc. as the series title sponsor for the 2024 season. Today Tyre is pleased to announce seven more sponsors joining the series family.

Leading the list is Same Day Auto Repair as the series presenting sponsor. Owned by veteran racer Danny Smith, Same Day Auto has seven locations in and round the Tulsa area offering tires and complete auto repair services for you vehicles. Smith has raced sprint cars around Tulsa for many years and has offered his support at many racing events over the years. The USL welcomes Same Day Auto Repair to the USL family.

Speed Stix Shocks, owned by Noah Harris, has come on board as the first heat race sponsor and in addition will give a brand new set of adjustable Big Body twin tube shocks, with double adjustable Right rear, to the 2024 USL season champion.

Speed Stix is the fastest growing shock company not only in the state of Oklahoma, but the country offering the highest quality of parts and customer service.

Kent Fireworks has signed on to sponsor the second heat, Michael Tyre’s Passing Points Podcast will sponsor the fourth heat race, Andrew Deal’s DFR Discount Tire in Dewey will pick up the B feature, and Kerry Gorby of D&G Contracting will award the Hard Charger $100 at each event.

Hoss Media will be providing signage and banners to the series and will sponsor Junior Fan of the Week.

Please patronize these sponsors and thank them for supporting the United Sprint League.

Watch for more announcements prior to the March 30 Hero 100 season opener at Red Dirt Raceway.

 

 

AFTER TWO NIGHTS OF ACTION AT IMPERIAL VALLEY, SEXTON GATLIN RACING RETURNS TO USAC/CRA COMPETITION SATURDAY AT PERRIS

(Lakeside, CA, March 15, 2024) After a weekend of racing during the California Mid-Winter Fair at the Imperial Valley Raceway, Sexton Gatlin Racing drivers Brent and Grant Sexton will return to the home track of the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Perris Auto Speedway, this Saturday Night, March 16th. The event will be round #2 of the 2024 USAC/CRA campaign.

Brent, 50, comes into Saturday’s race on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval 16th in the USAC/CRA championship point standings. In addition, he is third in the Rookie of the Year chase. He placed 15th at the season opener on the same track three weeks ago. Grant, 19, battled overheating problems all night long and pulled out of the main early at the opener. He ended up getting credit for 17th and enters Saturday’s fray 19th in points.

Last Friday and Saturday the father and son duo contested both nights of the Imperial Valley Raceway 360/410 Sprint Car Series. Journeying 127 miles from their El Cajon, California home, the two were close together in qualifying on the first night. Grant was seventh quick with a 12.662. Brent was only a blink slower at 12.882. However, in a tight qualifying group, he was four spots behind in 11th.

Matched together in the first heat of the night, Brent earned bragging rights in the SGR pits by placing second in the first 10-lapper. Grant ended up sixth. In the 20-lap A, Grant came home ninth with Brent 12th.

Night two saw Grant turn in the seventh fastest lap again with a time of 13.091. Brent’s 13.277 was good enough for 10th best in the 18-car field. Once again they were matched in the same heat and this time youth prevailed when Grant came home third with Brent fifth.

In the Saturday finale, Grant picked up his first top-five of the early season when he placed fifth. His dad ended up 16th.

“My qualifying effort was better for me,” Brent Sexton said. “I think I was 10th and 11th both nights. I was pretty stoked with it. It was nothing spectacular but I am still learning the car. I felt a lot more comfortable on the quarter mile and was getting racy with those guys. The more seat time I get, the more comfortable I will be.”

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first race will get the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing and clean family fun are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

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

After this week at Perris, the team will head to Cocopah Speedway, which is located near Yuma, Arizona, for round #3 of the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Series on March 23rd.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2024 season possible. East County Electric Works, Keys Brothers, BR Motorsports, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a marketing partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2024, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Brent Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 16th A Main

Grant Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

 

 

2024 OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE REVEALED

Article Credit: Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 16, 2024) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are excited to announce an action-packed 2024 schedule. The track’s 27th season of racing features the return of the NASCAR Canada Series, plus the 20th Running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals and much more.

The schedule is anchored by the track’s four Friday Night Excitement divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

The 20th Running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals is set for Saturday, September 14, with Ohsweken’s tough weekly 360 Sprint Car contingent defending home turf against teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, Southern Ontario Sprints, and more. The winner’s share of the lucrative purse will be at least $20,000, while every A-Main starter will receive at least $2,000. The Nationals weekend will include three days of racing in 2024, as the Inaugural Northern Thunder Stock Nationals is set for Thursday, September 12, while the 3rd Running of the Northern Crate Nationals will headline the show on Friday, September 13.

The return of the NASCAR Canada Series stock cars is sure to draw plenty of attention on the 2024 schedule. Day one of Thunder on the Grand will feature the Freshstone Dirt Classic for the NASCAR Canada Series, a $5,000-to-win event for 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Crate Sprint Cars on Thursday, July 11. The 360 Sprint Cars take centre stage on day two with a $10,000-to-win event on Friday, July 12, plus the Northeast Late Model Alliance tour and Crate Sprint Cars. The diverse weekend concludes on Saturday, July 13 with Flat Track Canada Motorcycles and the Northern Micro Sprint Nationals. A large contingent of 360 Sprint Cars is expected for these events, as the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, and Southern Ontario Sprints tours have all included the weekend on their schedules.

Another date to circle on the calendar is Memorial Night on Friday, July 19. This night of remembrance will feature the Noelle Teal Twin 14’s for the Crate Sprint Cars, the Brock Leonard 50 for the Thunder Stocks, and the Art Hill 42 for the Mini Stocks; both Stock Car races will also serve as Duel on the Dirt combined series races.

The UMP Modifieds vs Canadian Modifieds featuring Ken Schrader has become an annual tradition, as has the Late Model Open. Visits from the Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds for the Sportsman Shootout, Duel on the Dirt Thunder Stock and Mini Stock series, Mod Lites, and Vintage Cars will add to the fun throughout the season. Other highlights on the schedule include the Thunder Stock Cash Blast 50, Halloween in July, Christmas in August, Drive Safe Ride Safe Bicycle Night, Back to School Backpack Night, Truckers Night, Six Nations Community Night, Touch-a-Truck & Tractor Night, and Agriculture Night.

Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com or scroll down to view the full schedule, and stay tuned to Ohsweken Speedway’s website and social media pages for more exciting announcements in the weeks to come.

2024 Ohsweken Speedway Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Friday, May 3 – Test & Tune Practice Night 1 (No Racing)
(All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2024)

Friday, May 10 – Test & Tune Practice Night 2 (No Racing)
(All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2024)

Friday, May 17 – 27th Season Opener
-360 Sprint Cars
-UMP Modifieds vs. CDN Modifieds ft. Ken Schrader
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, May 24 – Truckers Night
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks (Duel on the Dirt home track points night 1)
-Mini Stocks (Duel on the Dirt home track points night 1)

Friday, May 31 – Six Nations Community Night
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks (Duel on the Dirt home track points night 2)
-Mini Stocks (Duel on the Dirt home track points night 2)

Friday, June 7 – Touch-a-Truck & Tractor Night
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, June 14 – Sportsman Shootout
-360 Sprint Cars
-Sportsman Modifieds (Race of Champions Dirt 602 Series)
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, June 21 – Late Model Open
-Late Models
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, June 28 – Agriculture Night
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks
-Vintage Modifieds

Friday, July 5 – Drive Safe Ride Safe Race Safe Bicycle Night!
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Thursday, July 11 – Thunder on the Grand Day 1
-NASCAR Canada Series
-360 Sprint Cars ($5,000-to-win)
-Crate Sprint Cars

Friday, July 12 – Thunder on the Grand Day 2
-360 Sprint Cars ($10,000-to-win – ESS/GLSS/OHS/SOS)
-Crate Late Models (Northeast Late Model Alliance)
-Crate Sprint Cars

Saturday, July 13 – Thunder on the Grand Day 3
-Flat Track Canada Motorcycles
-Northern Micro Sprint Nationals

Friday, July 19 – Memorial Night
-Crate Sprint Cars (Noelle Teal Twin 14’s)
-Thunder Stocks (Brock Leonard 50 – Duel on the Dirt series)
-Mini Stocks (Art Hill 42 – Duel on the Dirt series)
-Mod Lites

Friday, July 26 – Grand River Champion of Champions Powwow
-NO RACING

Friday, August 2 – Sportsman Shootout
-360 Sprint Cars
-Sportsman Modifieds
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, August 9 – Halloween in August
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, August 16 – Late Model Open & Gale’s Cash Blast
-Late Models
-UMP Modifieds vs. CDN Modifieds
-Thunder Stocks (Cash Blast 50)
-Mini Stocks

Friday, August 23 – Christmas in August
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, August 30 – Back to School Backpack Night
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Friday, September 6 – Championship Friday
-360 Sprint Cars
-Crate Sprint Cars
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Thursday, September 12 – Inaugural Northern Thunder Stock Nationals
-Thunder Stocks ($5,000-to-win)
-Test & Tune Practice Night for Sprint Cars

Friday, September 13 – 3rd Running of the Northern Crate Nationals
-Crate Sprint Cars ($5,000-to-win)
-360 Sprint Cars (Twin 15’s)
-Thunder Stocks
-Mini Stocks

Saturday, September 14 – 20th Running of the Northern Sprint Car Nationals
-360 Sprint Cars ($20,000-to-win – ESS/GLSS/OHS/SOS)
-Crate Sprint Cars

Sunday, September 15 – Rain Date

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES SET F0R 35TH SEASON AT GRANDVIEW

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT THE RICH MAR FLORIST HIGH LIMIT 410 SPRINTS TUESDAY NIGHT, MAY 28

BECHTELSVILLE, PA MARCH 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . The thirty-fifth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Tuesday night, May 28 when Levan Machine & Truck Equipment present the Rich Mar Florist High Limit 410 Sprints at Grandview Speedway. The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is the long- time trend setter for presenting mid-week, high profile special events and It was the Thunder Series who was first to bring the High Limit Racing Series to Pennsylvania and the Northeast in 2023.

Thunder on the Hill is once again on the High Limit Racing schedule and defending race winner, Rico Abreu of St Helena, California will again be in the field on Tuesday night, May 28 to chase the $20,000 first prize to win the 35 lap 410 sprint feature. Abreu won his last two starts at the one-third mile high -bank Grandview Speedway.

On race night, Tuesday, May 28 gates will open at 4:00 PM at the first turn gate for advance ticket holders and general admission tickets will go on sale at 4:30 PM. Qualifying begins at 7:30 PM. In the event of rain, Wednesday night, May 29 will be the rain date with a starting time of 7:30 PM.

Advance tickets are now available at: www.tickethoss.com. General admission tickets on race night are $40, children 6-11 are $20, children 5 and under will be admitted for free. The Pit Fee is $45 and a license is not required. (Pit tickets are not available on Ticket Hoss).

As an added incentive for the local drivers, Pioneer Pole Buildings posted a $2,000 bonus for any Pennsylvania Sprint Driver that takes the win in the 35 lap High Limit 410 Sprint event. One of the winningest drivers in sprint car racing is Pennsylvania driver Brent Marks who remains shutout of a visit to the Thunder on the Hill victory lane. Marks plans to change all that Tuesday night, May 28.

The PPB $2,000 bonus is an added eye catcher to lure the best of Pennsylvania to the Hill. Just a few of the local drivers with their eye on the bonus include Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, TJ Stutts, Tim Buckwalter, Kyle Reinhardt, Lance Dewease, Tyler Ross, Kyle Moody, Ryan Taylor, Tyler Esh and Ryan Smith just to name a few.

After the High Limit event, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continues on Tuesday night, June 11 when Pioneer Pole Buildings present the opening night of the seventeenth annual AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars Eastern Storm joined by the 358 Modifieds. It was Thunder on the Hill and Grandview Speedway that were instrumental in starting the USAC Eastern Storm and brought about the ever growing interest in USAC non-wing racing here in the East.

The USAC traveling tour of non-wing sprints will go 40 laps in the Jesse Hockett Classic paying $6,000 to the winner. For the 358 Modifieds, they will run a series of qualifying events leading up to their 30 lap feature that will pay $3,000 to the winner. For a first time Thunder Winner, Pioneer Pole Buildings will offer a $2,000 bonus making it a $5,000 payday for a first time winner and, for just 30 laps. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Race three of the Thunder Series is set for Tuesday night, July 2 when HVAC Partners for Success presents the 34th Annual Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week event joined by the 358 Modifieds.

The 410 Sprints will chase a $10,000 to win payday in the 35 lap Hodnett Cup, a race honoring sprint car great Greg Hodnett. The 358 Modifieds will be on this program as well, taking part in heat race qualifying leading up to a $3,000 to win, 30 lap main event. Once again, Pioneer Pole Buildings will offer a $2,000 bonus to any first time Thunder Modified feature winner. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 2024

Tuesday, May 28 7:30 PM (rain date: Wednesday, May 29 7:30 PM)

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment present:

The Rich Mar Florist

High Limits 410 Sprints 40 laps

$20,000 To Win Plus $2,000 PPB Bonus to any PA driver that wins

Advance tickets on sale NOW at www.TicketHoss.com

Tuesday, June 11 7:30 PM

Pioneer Pole Buildings Night

17th Annual Eastern Storm USAC Non-Wing National Tour

The Jesse Hockett Classic 40 laps $6,000 to Win!

Plus 358 Modifieds* PPB $2,000 first time Modified Winners Bonus

Tuesday, July 2 7:30 PM

HVAC Distributors Partners for Success Night

Red Robin PA 410 Sprint Speed Week

The Hodnett Cup $10,000 to win 35 laps

Plus 358 Modifieds* PPB $2,000 first time Modified Winners Bonus

*NASCAR points

Grandview Speedway Contact Information Track Phone: 610-754-7688

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

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

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

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

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

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

THUNDER ON THE HILL 2024 SPONSORS

NAPA Auto Parts and NAPA Auto Care Centers are returning for their 32nd year as proud sponsors of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. NAPA Auto Parts Stores and Auto Care Centers are proud to be associated with Bob Miller, the Rogers Family and the Thunder on the Hill Series at Grandview Speedway. We realize the local race tracks are the heart of racing in the community and we are thrilled to be a small part of it.

NAPA Auto Store locations which support the Thunder Series include:

Ambler Kutztown Reading

Collegeville Auto Parts Lansdale Southampton

Downingtown Norristown Strafford

Gilbertsville Auto Body Pottstown Auto Parts Telford Auto Body

Glenside Pennsburg Auto Parts

Frazer Phoenixville Auto Parts

Horsham Quakertown

Rich Mar Florists are proud to be your award-winning in-person and online floral gifting company that makes sending as enjoyable as receiving. Rich Mar has always been a family business with the intent of giving back to the community that has us who they are today. We have created a seamless shopping experience to help you make anyone’s day better…in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Rich Mar Florist Owner Jonathan Morrissey commented, "It is great to bring Kyle Larson and the High Limit Series back to our area once again. My family and I are excited to see Kyle in Rich Mar Racing colors and hope to be celebrating an Indy 500 win and a win at Grandview all in the same week. I know fans packed the house last year and we look forward to seeing a full grandstand again this year in May. Our brand gets to do so many amazing events in athletics and motorsports but it always means more when its right in our backyard and we can showcase our brand to the local area. Kyle is one of the main reasons Rich Mar Racing has been so successful and has been able to sponsor great names in NASCAR and Indy Car, bring us another win Kyle." Rich Mar Florists is located in Allentown, PA and services the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Visit: https://richmarflorist.com Call: 610-437-5588

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment is a full-service CNC machine shop and work truck upfitter located just outside Reading, PA. Check out our full line of truck bodies, truck, van and trailer equipment and learn more about our machining, welding and driveline capabilities at and trailer equipment, including snowplows, and salt spreaders. Or, to learn about our capabilities, at: www.levanmachine.com. Call: 610-944-7455

Pioneer Pole Buildings is the premier builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY. Founded in 1998, Pioneer Pole Buildings has established a solid reputation for providing customers with top-quality buildings at very affordable prices. They also place a high priority on creating a superior building experience for our customers, BEFORE …DURING …and AFTER construction.

Visit: www.pioneerpolebuildings.com, Call 1-888-448-2505

Pioneer Metal Roofing: Upgrade to the future of roofing with Pioneer Metal Roofing! Our sleek and durable metal roofs not only enhance your home’s curb appeal but also provides unmatched protection against the elements! Call 888-448-2505 now to get a free estimate! Don’t settle for ordinary- elevate your roof, elevate your home with Pioneer Metal Roofing! Visit us at P M R ROOF dot com for more information!

Penn Star: Transform your home into a timeless masterpiece with Penn Star Stone Veneer and Concrete Supply’s exquisite stone veneer! Elevate your home’s style and make a lasting impression. Our high quality stone veneer is not only an upgrade- it is a statement! Call 888-448-2505 today and let us bring the beauty of nature to your doorstep!

F&L Doors: Open the door to a new level of convenience and style with F&L Doors! Our overhead garage doors redefine security and elegance for your home. Imagine seamless access with a touch of a button and a design that compliments your property. Ready for an upgrade? Call us at 800-344-DOOR or visit us online and F and L Doors dot com.

Ondeck Concrete: Build your dreams on a solid foundation with Ondeck Concrete’s premium concrete solutions! We craft excellence in every pour. Elevate your property’s resilience and aesthetic appeal. Call 888-448-2505 to discuss your project with our concrete experts. Choose Ondeck Concrete for concrete that stands the test of time!

Alpine Building Supply: Revolutionize your construction projects with Alpine Building Supply! Your one stop shop destination for premium building materials! From study lumber to top notch tools- we’ve got everything you need under one roof. Quality meets convenience at Alpine! Visit us at 696 S Route 183 in Schuylkill Haven or call us at 570-739-0076! Build smarter, build stronger with Alpine Building Supply!

Ark Rentals: Empower your projects without breaking the bank! Ark Rentals is your go-to destination for top-notch equipment rentals. Whether it is construction, landscaping, DIY or party rentals, we’ve got what you need to get the job done! Call us at 570-366-1071 or visit us online at ark rentals dot com.

Family of Companies: “Unleash the power of a comprehensive solution with Pioneer Pole Buildings and our Family of Companies! From buildings to metal roofing, to building materials to equipment rentals, to overhead doors to stone veneer and concrete, we are your all in one family of experts! Discover the difference a united approach can make! Call 888-448-2505 or visit us online at P P B 1 dot com to connect with us. Your vision, our family’s expertise- let’s build together!”

HVAC Distributors is a full-service wholesale distributor and manufacturers representative of residential and light commercial heating and air-conditioning equipment and accessories. We serve the residential new construction, residential replacement and light commercial segments of the HVAC industry in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia and Western New York.

HVAC Distributors serves the residential new construction, residential replacement and light commercial segments of the HVAC industry in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western New York. HVAC Partners for Success may be reached at: www.hvacdist.com, Call: 1-800-228-4822

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE PICKS UP HIS FIRST WIN OF 2024 AT IMPERIAL VALLEY – HEADED TO PERRIS THIS SATURDAY

(El Cajon, CA, March 12, 2024) In only his third start of 2024, newly turned 17-year-old Braden Chiaramonte outdistanced the field in the Imperial Valley Raceway 360/410 Sprint Cars main event last Saturday night. The triumph was the first of his young career in a 410 sprint car. Riding the crest of his victory wave, the talented teen driver will be back at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, March 16th.

Saturday’s victory came on the second straight night of racing during the California Mid-Winter Fair. Eighteen cars showed up for the race at the track that is located just north of the USA/Mexico border. Chiaramonte, debuting a bright red #73B paint scheme on the weekend, was the fourth-fastest car in hot laps. He followed that up by qualifying second fastest with a time of 12.594 in the 18 car field. That placed him in the second heat where he finished fifth.

By the time the cars came onto the track for the 30-lap Saturday main event, blustery winds and cool temperatures had taken over. Still, the track was very racy. Chiaramonte had some veteran heavy hitters from California, Arizona, and Ohio starting in front and behind him in the stacked finale. In his typical confident style that belies the fact that he is only 17, he showed all of the savvy of a longtime pro and steered his way to the front for the first 410 sprint car win of his career.

Last week’s victory came on the second weekend of racing during the annual fair. Before his Saturday win, he also competed Friday on the same track. Thirteen sprint cars were in the pits for the Friday show. As usual, Chiaramonte was fast from the first time he wheeled his #73B onto the racing surface. He was the fastest in hot laps with a time of 12.248. Moments later, he turned in the fastest qualifying time of the night at 12.335.

Later in the evening, he came home eighth in his heat and fifth in the 20-lap main.

Dating back to October of last year, Chiaramonte has competed in his 410 sprint car five times. Amazingly he has never finished worse than eighth. And, the night he finished eighth, he started 16th. The other finishes include a win, a fourth-place finish, and two fifth-place results.

This Saturday night Chiaramonte will return to Perris Auto Speedway for round #2 of the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA 410 Sprint Car Series. At the season opener three weeks ago, he qualified 17th fastest on the famous half-mile clay oval with a lap of 17.343. A sixth-place finish in his heat forced him into the 12-lap B main where he came home second. That was followed by another impressive performance when he came from 16th to eighth in the main. In that finale, only one of the 22 other drivers bettered his sizzling lap of 17.072.

Chiaramonte enters Saturday’s Perris race eighth in the USAC/CRA championship point standings. In addition, he is second in the series Rookie of the Year chase.

For fans who would like to see the rising young star take on the best non-wing drivers west of the Mississippi on Saturday, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing and clean family fun are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

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

After this week’s race at Perris, Chiaramonte and his team will head east to Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on March 23rd for the third USAC/CRA race of the 2024 campaign.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tyner, and Keizer Wheels. If you would like to be a partner with one of America’s fastest rising racing stars, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte via email at mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or by calling (619) 988-7563.

Braden Chiaramonte’s 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

 

 

“SHUGAH’” SHANE SEXTON BACK AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

(Warner Springs, CA, March 13, 2024) This Saturday night when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series returns to its home track, Perris Auto Speedway, “Shugah” Shane Sexton will be back in the beautiful family-owned GAS Chassis #74. While he was there for the season opener three weeks ago, an engine problem cut his night short unceremoniously after qualifying. He and the team hope to get in more racing this time around with their #1 engine in the car.

Brimming with confidence to start his third season racing with USAC/CRA, things looked bright when Sexton and the crew arrived at the Riverside County half-mile clay oval. However, his high hopes received a kick in the teeth before the racing started due to the unexpected engine gremlins.

“In hot laps, the car ran good,” the genial driver said. “Trent Williams and Mark Henry worked on it. We got it pretty good and we felt good on the first lap (in qualifying). Went into turn three on the second lap and it blew the head gasket.”

“We were told it may have been a head gasket and told it may not be,” “Shugah” said. “So, we changed a whole bunch of stuff on the car motor-wise. As soon as I bumped off for the heat race, I knew right away (that it was a blown head gasket). So I just putted around till I could turn into the pits. That was the end of our night.”

As soon as the issues arose at the track, Sexton, his father Stan, and the crew were making plans to be ready for this Saturday’s race.

“We had the motor out the next morning,” the young driver said. “As we were talking a few weeks ago, the actual primary motor was being put together. The one we had the issue with was our #2 engine. So we will be there with our primary and our fingers crossed on Saturday.”

Spectator gates to see “Shugah” and the other drivers in action on Saturday will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are available 24 hours a day online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For those who do not want to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris. The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

Sexton’s father Stan and grandmother Nita Gatlin own GAS Chassis, which is sponsoring the Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun Sprint Car Series in 2024. It will reward the champion with a brand-new GAS Chassis at the end of the season. For more information or to order a GAS Sprint Car Chassis, call Stan Sexton at (619) 252-7686 or visit the GAS Chassis Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556527387746.

Sexton and the #74 team wish to extend their thanks to the following 2022 racing season partners. Gas Chassis, MPRE, Reel Technologies, Keys Brothers Racing, Sexton Fire Protection, Elite Powder Coating, Bill’s Jerky, Hot Dog Kustoms, Savage Racing, AG Sandcars, and Ron’s Tire and Brake. If you would like to be a part of this fun, upcoming team and gain exposure in 2024, please contact Shane Sexton at mailto:Shanesexton7@gmail.com or (619) 362-5921.

Shane Sexton’s 2023 Race Results

2/23/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. BACK IN ACTION AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

(Chino, CA, March 14, 2024) When the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series returns to Perris Auto Speedway for round #2 of the 2024 season this Saturday night, March 16th, Eddie Tafoya Jr. hopes for a better result than he experienced at the season opener in February. Through no fault of his own, he was knocked out of the 30-lap main event and the tangle cost him a top finish.

After a month and a half off following January’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, Tafoya got into his gorgeous #51T for the first time this year on February 24th. He then had a week off before last Friday and Saturday’s Imperial Valley Raceway 360/410 Sprint Cars show during the California Mid-Winter Fair. After this week at Perris, he will journey to Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway for the third round of the USAC/CRA Series. He will wrap up the busy month when he drives one of the Tom & Christy Dunkel-owned Inland Rigging Specials in the first race of the new Ultimate Sprint Car Series at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway on March 30th. It is the first full month of racing in what promises to be an extremely busy 2024.

At last month’s race at Perris, Tafoya, 26, was headed toward the front of the pack in the 30-lap main event when he was clobbered from behind by another car at nearly 100 mph. The bash sent him careening into the inside crash wall on the front straightaway. One look at the car and the crew knew he was done for the night as the front end was torn out.

Last weekend at Imperial, Tafoya raced on Friday and Saturday. Rear-end problems forced him to miss qualifying on the opening night. With repairs made, he started at the back of the eight-lap heat race and advanced forward to finish fifth. In the 20-lap feature, he again started at the back and finished 13th.

Twenty-four hours later, things started much better when the affable Chino Hills, California resident qualified sixth fastest of the 18 cars on hand with a lap of 12.784. A third-place finish in his eight-lap heat race earned him the sixth place starting spot, outside row three, in the 30-lap A main. The friendly racer stayed within the top eight for the first two-thirds of the event. However, a spin necessitated by someone else’s mess late in the going forced him to restart at the back and he finished a frustrating 17th.

Fans can see Tafoya and the remainder of the stars from the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Series this Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first race will get the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing and clean family fun are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit at the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Tafoya is always happy to meet the fans in the pits after every race. He will be signing autographs, posing for photos, and will also have his beautiful team shirts for sale.

If you would like to hear the friendly driver on his 2023 Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks Podcast, please visit the following link https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Hox9dg0iRGXo0szabeqDy

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, Inland Rigging, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Gasper Transportation, CMI Precision Machining, Owen’s Insurance Services, Keen Concrete, DRC Chassis, and Rider Racing Engines for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2024 USAC National Results

January 11 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

January 14 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 7th D Main

February 24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

March 9 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 13th A Main

March 10 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 17th A Main

 

 

SPRINT CAR YOUTH MOVEMENT HITS PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Perris, CA, March 15, 2024) Even though the frequency is nothing like the changing of the guard at London’s Buckingham Palace, changing of the guard happens periodically in all forms of motorsports. That includes short track racing and in this case, the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series that will be making its second appearance of 2024 at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, March 16th.

The changing of the guard has happened several times since Perris Auto Speedway opened in 1996. At that time some of the stars previously raced at legendary Ascot Park in Gardena which closed its doors in 1990. Ascot heroes like Rip Williams, Ron Shuman, and Leland McSpadden were part of the show. Joining them were up-and-comers like JJ Yeley, “The Gas Man” Richard Griffin, “Super” Ricke Gaunt, Cory Kruseman, and Tony Jones. As the racing progressed through the years, along came new heroes like “The Demon” Damion Gardner, Mike Spencer, Matt Mitchell, Brody Roa, the Williams brothers, and Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm. These are just a few of the stars who have graced the clay at Perris Auto Speedway.

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17-year-old Braden Chiaramonte went from 16th to 8th and had the second-fastest lap in the
season-opening main event. P1 Racing Image.

Could there be a new group of young stars emerging on the scene today? From the looks of the field on opening night for the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the answer is yes. A strong bevy of young drivers showed up for the opener and two of them gave the veteran drivers all they could handle.

“The season opener was a great night of racing,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “There is a lot of young talent coming into the series and they shined on opening night. Especially David Gasper and Braden Chiaramonte. Gasper charged all the way up to second and he was closing on winner Matt Mitchell late in the race. Chiaramonte came from deep in the pack and finished eighth. It is safe to say that each of them will win a series main this year.”

For the record, Santa Barbara, California’s Gasper, the 2021 and 2022 California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion, started ninth and drove up to second. Chiaramonte, who lives in El Cajon, California, and who turned 17 the day after the race, started 16th and weaved his way through the pack to finish eighth. Perhaps as impressive as their finishes was the fact that amongst a field of veterans, they were the two fastest drivers in the main event. Gasper was the only driver to break the 17-second barrier when he recorded a 16.965 on the last lap while trying to chase down Mitchell. One lap earlier, Chiaramonte’s 17.072 made him the second-fastest driver in the 30-lapper.

“The confidence, speed, and car control those two guys showed in the main event, was amazing,” Kazarian raved. “They looked like they had been out there for years. Their combined total of 410 starts at Perris now stands at three. I am excited to see more of them and the other up and coming youngsters in the series as they get in more laps.”

Another teen to be reckoned with this season is Lakeside, California’s Grant Sexton. Last year was the 2022 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series champion’s first full-season racing 410 sprint cars. The 19-year-old won the USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year Award. In addition, he placed seventh in the championship point standings. This season his 50-year-old father Brent is trying to emulate him by winning the Rookie of the Year title.

Among the other youngsters on hand were Goodyear, Arizona’s Logan Calderwood. The ASCA 2022 Southwest Series champion finished 12th in the standings in his first full USAC/CRA season in 2023. He won one of the heat races on opening night three weeks ago and finished 13th in the main event. Two teens who graduated from the PAS Young Gun series also made their USAC/CRA debuts at the opener. 2023 Young Gun champion Blake Hendricks from Simi Valley, California, and New Cayama’s Elexa Herrera. Throw in “Shugah” Shane Sexton, who has raced limited schedules in the series the last two years, and the future looks bright.

“Those kids all looked good,” Kazarian concluded. “And there are some more youngsters on the way that will make their presence known in USAC/CRA this year. The future looks bright.”

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first race will get the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing and clean family fun are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Bud’s Tire, Tire Choice Auto Service, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, GAS Chassis, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

For information on 2024 billboard advertising at The PAS, please call 951-940-0134 and ask for Charlie Watson.

USAC/CRA races from Perris Auto Speedway are not streamed online.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

2024 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

March 16th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR STREET AND FACTORY STOCK CARS

April 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

April 27th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

May 4th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

May 25th "SALUTE TO INDY" AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

June 22nd AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

July 4th “FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AND SKY CONCERT” (TENTATIVE)

LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

July 13th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES, AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

August 10th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

August 17th CALIFORNIA RACER’S HALL OF FAME NIGHT, AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

September 7th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

September 21st AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

October 26th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

DOUBLE DECKERS

November 8th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

November 9th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES – JERRY DODD CHAMPIONS NIGHT, PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Bud’s Tire, Tire Choice Auto Service, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, GAS Chassis, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

For information on 2024 billboard advertising at The PAS, please call 951-940-0134 and ask for Charlie Watson.

USAC/CRA races from Perris Auto Speedway are not streamed online.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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


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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 14

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, and Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., both 40; 3. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 39; 4. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., and Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, each 38; 7. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Whit Gastineau, Oklahoma City, Okla., each 37; 10. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, and Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, both 36; 12. Sean Jordan, Lumberton, Texas, Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, each 35; 15. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, 34; 16. Michael Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., and Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, each 33; 19. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, and Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., both 32.

State Point Standings

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 40; 2. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 39; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 38; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 37; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 35; 6. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 33; 7. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 32; 8. Dylan Waxdahl, Hartford, S.D., 31; 9. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 30; 10. Brandon Bosma, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 29.

Texas – 1. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 40; 2. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, and Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, both 38; 4. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, and Whit Gastineau, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 37; 6. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, and Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, both 36; 8. Sean Jordan, Lumberton, Texas, and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, both 35; 10. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, 34.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING 2024 SEASON RACES INTO VENTURA RACEWAY THIS SATURDAY

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (March 13, 2024) – Western Midget Racing kicks off a busy season full of marquee events and competitive dirt midget racing this Saturday night at Ventura Raceway. The Ventura round fires off a 2024 schedule with 19 races, with the championship journey concluding at Ventura on October 26 as well. All told, WMR’s competitors will battle at seven events including their first series appearance at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway in October.

Ventura Raceway has hosted two dozen Western Midget Racing events since the series inception. VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Sport Compacts, and Ventura Junior Classes will also be competing on Saturday night. General admission is $18 while seniors, military and students are $15. Grandstands open at 3pm with racing at 5:30pm

The sixth season of WMR continues the exciting battles between series stalwarts and new faces from all over the west coast.

The 2023 championship battle was one for the ages with Oakley’s Bryant Bell topping Santa Cruz’ Logan Mitchell by just four-markers after 15 rounds of points-paying racing. Mitchell had his career-best season but lacked a breakthrough victory. Bell returns in the Boscacci Racing No. 09 for sponsor Toyota Walnut Creek. Mitchell will continue his drive for wins and a championship in a new No. 96x Spike for sponsor Larsens Inc.

Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas in the No. 20 Sunland Wood Products Triple-X and Todd Hawse of Moorpark in the No. 18 Hawse Abbey Carpet Triple-X return in 2024. The Hawses have combined for 90 WMR starts over the last three seasons of competition.

Adam Weisberg of Santa Clarita competed in nine rounds last season and will compete in the entire Western Midget Racing schedule this year. Weisberg drives the No. 15 Stealth chassis for One 11 Ink.

The top-five of the 2023 series were Bell, Mitchell, Rookie of the Year Darin Horton of Lindley, New York, Lodi’s Nate “Gator” Wait, and two-time champion Blake Bower of Brentwood.

Surprise, Arizona’s Drake Edwards scored six points paying wins to finish sixth in the championship ahead of Livermore’s Greg Dennett, San Jose’s Anthony Bruno, Kyle Hawse, and Todd Hawse. Adrianna DeMartini of Brentwood, Weisberg, and the ageless veteran driver Marvin Mitchell of Madera, Calif. also ran at least half of the series races in the most competitive season in series history.

For more information visit www.WesternMidgetRacing.com

2024 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

March 16 Ventura Raceway

March 29 Ocean Speedway

March 30 Marysville Raceway

April 20 Bakersfield Speedway

May 4 Ventura Raceway

May 17 Ocean Speedway

May 18 Petaluma Speedway

June 7 Ocean Speedway

June 8 Petaluma Speedway

June 22 Ventura Raceway

July 12 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 13 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 26 Ocean Speedway

July 27 Antioch Speedway

August 9 Ocean Speedway

August 10 Ocean Speedway

September 21 Bakersfield Speedway

October 25 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway

October 26 Ventura Raceway

 

 

FAST On Dirt Set to Open 2024 Tour at Pittsburgh

The Ti22 Performance Inc. FAST On Dirt tour will begin its 2024 season this Saturday, March 16th on the "Monster Half Mile" at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. FAST will be joining the ULMS late models and the SCDRA compacts in the Pot of Gold 75. The $4,000 to win / $400 to start main event for the sprint cars will be a true "sprint" at a distance of 20 laps.

Defending tour champion, Brandon Spithaler from nearby Evans City, will be back, hoping to pick up where he left off a year ago. Runner-up, Ricky Peterson from Rawson, Ohio, will be looking to start the season strong, like he did a year ago, holding the point lead through the early part of the tour. Other returning tour drivers include Danny Sams III, Jeremy Weaver, Jack Sodeman Jr, and Mitch Harble, along with several new contenders in search of the title.

Saturday's show will see an early start time, with pit gates opening at 9 am while general admission gates will open at 11 am. Adult general admission will be $30 with seniors (60+) admitted for $28. Kids 5 and under are free.

For competing teams, pit passes will be $40. Kids 5 and under may get pit passes for $15. The driver meeting will be at 11:30 am with engine heat immediately following. Tires and fuel will be available at the track. No mufflers are required for this race. We will be using the AMB (MyLaps) transponders and we will have them for rent for $10. There is no membership or entry fee. Drivers wanting to avoid paperwork on Saturday can fill out their 2024 registration on the website at www.bossfastsprints.com

All competing cars must be on 4 corner Hoosier Racing Tires. The right rear must be a D15A, H15 or Medium. Left rears must be D12A or H12. We do not mark tires. Wings must be flat top with a maximum 2" wicker bill. Drivers must have a working raceceiver radio on at all times their car is under power.

The format for Saturday, cars will draw into hot lap groups. If 30 cars or less, there will be 3 heats and qualifying will be done in heat race groups, 2 cars at a time, for 2 laps. More than 30 entries will divide the field into two flights for time trials with flight A staggered into heats 1 and 2 and flight B staggering into heats 3 and 4. Fast qualifier in each heat will start 4th with the rest of the heat straight up. Heat winner and fastest transfer car will go to the redraw from each heat. B-Main will see the 2 fastest non transfers on the front row, followed by balance of the field from heat finishes.

The main event purse for this event is the standard 2024 FAST payout as follows: 4000, 2000, 1500, 1200, 1000, 800, 700, 600, 550, 500, 480, 460, 440, 420, 410, 400, 400, 400, 400, 400. Heat races will pay cash money to the top 4 finishers in each heat: 40, 30, 20, 10 provided by the following great tour supporters: NAPA of Fremont, Ohio, All-Mobility of Dayton, All Pro Aluminum Heads of Johnstown and Victory Fuel. Two bonus awards of $50 each for "hard luck" and "hard charger" will be supplied by Helms Construction of Findlay, Ohio.

The new owners of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway have made great strides in reviving the track. Please reward them with your attendance, if possible, and see the changes happening for yourself. This is a very early opening in our area and if supported well, could become an annual event. If you are not able to be at the track, you will be able to watch LIVE on www.thecushion.com which now offers new subscription packages.

For more information, you can check the track website at www.ppms.com or the series site at www.bossfastsprints.com The FAST On Dirt Facebook and Twitter will be up to date on race day for weather bulletins, news and highlights.

 

 

Ridge & Sons Racing and crew chief Tyler Swank part ways

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (March 14, 2024) - Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) and team crew chief Tyler Swank have parted ways.

The split follows an early season campaign that witnessed Swank and RSR capture a pair of top-ten finishes, one of which during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, and the second during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

“We wish Tyler the best in all future endeavors,” Brian Ridge, owner of RSR, stated. “He’s been an asset to our operation from day one. Not only in helping us build our program from a local team to the national level, but he’s played a pivotal role in all of our successes. His hard work and passion is nearly unmatched and we wish him nothing but success moving forward.”

RSR’s High Limit Sprint Car Series schedule will not resume until Tuesday, April 9, when the High Rollers visit Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas, for a $20,000-to-win Midweek Money Series event.

 

 

TAMMY 10 MEDIA AND SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP IN 2024

ST. MARYS, Ont. (March 13, 2024) - Southern Ontario Sprints management is very pleased to announce the return of Tammy 10 Media as a series sponsor.

After being the points fund sponsor in 2023, the company is shifting its role to that of race sponsor for the series’ 2024 events at Merrittville Speedway. Four SOS races are currently scheduled at Merrittville in 2024, including the Spring Sizzler on Saturday, April 20 and the Gary Cunningham Memorial on Saturday, June 22, plus events on Saturday, July 20 and Saturday, September 7.

Tammy 10 Media’s support will see increases throughout most of the the field at both the top and bottom of the purse; all of the Merrittville races will now pay $300-to-start, while positions 9-14 will see an increase as well. First place will now pay an additional $200 to increase to $2,200, and second place will be bumped an additional $100 to $1,100. The biggest impact will be for the Gary Cunningham Memorial on June 22; that event will see the purse bumped to $3000-to-win, along with second place again bumped to $1200, and third bumped by $100 to go from $800 to $900.

“We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of Tammy 10 Media, both for our series and its teams,” stated SOS President Peter Turford. "It is a real bonus to have a company on board named after my favorite driver and car from the 60’s - Harvey Lennox and Tammy 10."

Tammy 10 Media is owned by John and Wendy Brush, and located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Tammy 10 Media is a multi-faceted design firm known for logos, trade show banners and displays, and various other design solutions. Stalwarts of the Ontario and New York state racing scene, Tammy 10 Media and its sister company Corr/Pak Merchandising have supported many series, tracks, and teams including, but not limited to, Oswego Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, and Merrittville Speedway, and drivers such as Jessica Zemken, Doug Didero, Mike Kruchka, and Travis Cunningham.

The Southern Ontario Sprints sanctioned its first race in 1996. The traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada is one of the country's longest-running motorsports sanctioning bodies. The 2024 SOS schedule will see the organization competing at four racing facilities in Canada and the United States. Visit www.southernontariosprints.ca for more announcements about the 2024 SOS season in the coming weeks.

SOS Media
Website: www.southernontariosprints.com
Twitter: @SOSsprints
Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints
Instagram: southernontariosprints

 

 

Texas Motor Speedway Wildcard Shuffle Slated for April 5th & 6th

Dallas, TX. (3/11/24) Embarking on an adventurous early season of action-packed headlining attractions, the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track will welcome the thrills of high-octane wing sprint racing for fans of on-track adrenaline rushes in the Wildcard Shuffle presented by S2F TV on April 5-6.

Beginning the “Wildcard Shuffle” on April 5-6, Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track will welcome the fast-paced 410 rumblings of the POWRi & Elite 410 Outlaw Sprints, the thrilling 305s of the Oil Capital Racing Series, as well as the Factory Stocks in exhilarating support division, on both Friday and Saturday night for high-octane excitement.

“We are excited about going back to Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with the Elite Sprints,” said series owner Nathan Moore. Adding “Leading into NASCAR Weekend gives the race even more of a big event feeling with drivers already asking about it.”

Wildcard Shuffle presented by S2F TV proposes to present top talents in the sprint racing world all converging on the Dallas-Fort Worth area for a pair of throttle-filled thrilling nights with outstanding competitors ranging from the Midwest, South, and Desert regions.

Driver registration is open for competitors at $50.00 per night which includes parking available at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/9460?fbclid=IwAR2TXJl8UcQHd-YU5ilSvJyhvEhfkANJyaJwV3Tr0ANKQ4NnpQoIqaTtSSo. Competitors can gain a $25.00 discount through early entry before Monday, April 1st.

Friday-Saturday | April 5-6 | Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway

Pits Open: 12:00 PM

Drivers Registration: 2:00-5:30 PM

General Admission: 5:30 PM

Drivers Meeting: 5:30 PM

Engine Heat: 6:00 PM

Hot Laps: 6:30 PM

Racing to Follow.

The Payout for the 410 Outlaw Sprints on Friday, April 5th will be 1. $4,000, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,000, 4. $900, 5. $850, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $575, 12. $550, 13. $525, 14. $500, 15-20: $400; Non-Qualifiers: $100.

The payout for the 410 Outlaw Sprints on Saturday, April 6th will be 1.$5,000, 2. $2,500, 3. $1,250, 4. $1,000, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $675, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12. $600, 13. $575, 14. $550, 15. $525, 16-20:$500.

All Non-Qualifiers: $100.

The Payout for the OCRS on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th will be 1. $1,500, 2. $750, 3.$600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $375, 7. $350, 8. $325, 9. $310, 10-20: $300. All Non-Qualifiers: $100.

The payout for the Factory Stocks on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th will be 1. $400, 2. $200, 3. $100, 4. $90, 5. $80, 6. $75, 7. $70, 8. $65, 9. $60, 10-20: $50.

All-encompassing exclusive content, LIVE and ON-Demand Streaming, and original programming on a growing network is just a click away with Start2Finish | www.s2ftv.com.

Details about Texas Motor Speedway including the Dirt Track can be found online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Facebook at POWRi.

For more information about the Oil Capital Racing Series, including schedule, rules, and driver information, please visit www.ocrsracing.net and follow along on major social media platforms.

 

 

Huset's Speedway Gearing Up for Multiple Marquee World of Outlaws Events This Summer

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (March 12, 2024) - The largest payout to a feature winner in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history returns to Huset's Speedway this summer.

The dirt oval hosts the $250,000-to-win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals during a four-day event showcasing the World of Outlaws June 19-22. The first two nights encompass the newly created Huset's Hustle, which pays the feature winner on June 20 a whopping $100,000. Two nights later, the drivers will duke it out for a quarter million dollar payout to the winner - tied for the most a World of Outlaws main event has ever paid, which occurred last year during the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals.

The preliminary night for the Huset's Hustle on June 19 and the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals on June 21 each pay $20,000 to win.

More than $800,000 in prize money is in the purse for the crown jewel week of competition.

Drivers need to register online via the Huset's Speedway website under the 'Quick Links' section by June 1. The $250 entry fee will include a driver pit pass for all four nights of the event.

The fun for the week kicks off on Tuesday, June 18, with the High Bank Classic Golf Tournament. A link for team registration can be found at the Huset's Speedway website. A Fan Fest will be hosted by the track featuring a live band starting at 6:30 p.m. that night. Additionally, there will be live music after the races each of the following four nights.

Race tickets are on sale online with individual nights as well as multiple-day passes available. Fans can purchase one-day, two-day, three-day or four-day tickets as well as camping passes by visiting https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

The four nights during the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals are part of six total days of World of Outlaws competition at the track this season. 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' also visits on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 during the Huset's Shootout with the event finale paying $40,000 to win.

The Huset's Shootout is part of a tripleheader with action beginning on Friday, Aug. 30, when the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars kicks off the weekend with the Bull Haulers Brawl Season Championship presented by Folkens Bros. Trucking.

Tickets for the Labor Day Weekend spectacle can also be purchased at the link above or by visiting the Huset's Speedway website.

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

X: http://www.twitter.com/HusetsSpeedway

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

 

 

Hess Auctioneers Joins Forces With Kyle Keen Motorsports for 2024
Carlisle, PA – March 12, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Keen Motorsports is excited to announce the addition of the mid-Atlantic region’s premier truck, trailer, and equipment auction company, Hess Auctioneers, to their team and racing family.

“We believe the racing community will be a great audience for us to connect with and we believe Kyle (Keen) is the right guy to help us do it. He puts a lot of care and effort into his marketing relationships to make sure it’s a win-win for everyone involved.”, said Hess Auctioneers General Manager Bill Troop.
THE HESS EXPERIENCE

Hess Auctioneers offers consignment and specialty auctions at their convenient, outdoor open-air venue, which is conveniently located close to Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York. Hess Auctioneers also offers commercial fleet liquidations. Hess makes it simple: You call them, and they sell it.

A key reason the Hess customer experience is different is the four days of preview availability, more than any competitor. Their auction site is secure and allows consignors to bring their equipment to the site in advance of the auctions so buyers can thoroughly preview the inventory.

The in-person auction experience with Hess is second to none. The company has introduced “Hess Report”, inspection by a certified mechanic, onsite detailing service and transport of trucks, trailers and equipment. The company has added sales and office staff to help consignors through the process of selling at auction.

“Our success is due in part to our focus on personal customer service and continually improving the auction experience,” stated Troop.

“We work with our consignors individually to set them up for success. We are passionate about getting our/their inventory exposed to the correct audience.”

The company has grown from five one-ring auctions to six multi-ring auctions, which attract over one thousand cataloged items and hundreds of skid lot items including transportation, construction, and commercial-related tools, parts, and excess inventory.

Hess Auctioneers also offer ‘Hess Bid’, an online bidding option. You can expose your items to a World Wide Market! Online purchasing has become a standard in the industry and Hess is preparing to launch a new website for their custom experience very soon. Hess has had buyers from all over the world participating in their auctions. Online bidding is currently offered through www.hessbid.com, www.EquipmentFacts.com, and www.proxibid.com.

Auction dates for 2024 at Hess Auctioneers are April 12th, June 14th, August 9th, October 11th and December 6th. Regardless of whether you may be a seller, a buyer, or both, give them a call to get started with the best equipment auction experience you’ll ever have.
BUILDING A PARTNERSHIP

Keen will represent Hess Auctioneers with both 358 and 410 sprint car schedules for his team in 2024.

“We are thrilled that Hess has chosen to work with our team to promote their great company. We have already had a few meetings with Bill, Hayley and the team at Hess. Everyone is energized by the ideas that are coming out of the discussions.”, Keen said of the new partnership.

“It already feels like we have known them for a long time. I think that’s how they make their customers feel too, which explains why they have been so successful.”

Keen and the team from Hess are already working on some unique projects aimed at promoting the auction company’s unique benefits for customers, as well as some ideas for race fans and employees. Stay tuned to Kyle Keen Motorsports’ social media outlets for more information in the coming weeks and months!

Keen will take part in a couple of upcoming test sessions in his Fine Line Auto Body, Hess Bid/Hess Auctioneers, Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net, Shetron Trailers, Heishman Racing Fuels, DL Lehman Construction, Jeremy Zarfos Photography, 2B Wrapped, 4 Leaf Clover Farms, Turn 2 Terribles Podcast & Media, Godfrey Racing Engines, No.17k before officially kicking off his 358 sprint car season on Sunday, March 24th at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA.

Keen’s 410 sprint car season will tentatively launch on Friday, April 5th at Williams Grove Speedway.

ABOUT HESS AUCTIONEERS

Hess Auctioneers, LLC began operations in June 2007 when John Hess (Hess Auction Group), Phil and Roger Garber (GFI Transport), and Jim Germak (Jagtrux), recognized a need for this type of consignment auction in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Hess Auctioneers offers consignment and specialty auctions at their convenient, outdoor open-air venue, which is conveniently located close to Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York.

Hess Auctioneers also offers commercial fleet liquidations. Hess makes it simple: You call them, and they sell it.

Address: 1451 River Road, Marietta, PA 17547

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Phone: 717.426.2493

Email: Info@HessAuctioneers.com

Website: HessAuctioneers.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/HessAuctioneers

Instagram: Instagram.com/HessAuctioneers

YouTube: YouTube.com/HessAuctioneersLLC6390

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Tackling World of Outlaws Weekend at Cotton Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (March 12, 2024) - Mother Nature postponed Dominic Scelzi's season debut with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Wet weather washed out last weekend's World of Outlaws Cowtown Classic at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas. Scelzi will return to 'The Lone Star State' this weekend for the World of Outlaws Texas Two-Step hosted by Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige.

"Unfortunately, rain ended up cancelling both nights at Kennedale," he said. "That's part of the risk of racing this time of the year. Hopefully we'll get in both nights this weekend."

The races this Friday and Saturday will mark Scelzi's debut at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

"I'm excited to get some laps at Cotton Bowl," he said. "We've raced at a handful of different tracks in Texas, but I don't think we've raced at Cotton Bowl. As with any race, the most important thing is to get dialed in quickly and to put down a great qualifying lap."

Scelzi is coming off a pair of top-five performances during his first two nights behind the wheel of his family-owned sprint car two weekends ago.

"We had good speed so that gives us something to build upon," he said. "Hopefully we can keep that up and just fine-tune it each race."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, for the World of Outlaws Texas Two-Step with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

Scelzi Enterprisesbuilds the finest utility truck bodies in the USA, including flatbed bodies, water truck bodies, custom truck bodies, service truck bodies and more. After nearly 40 years in business Scelzi Enterprises occupies 20 acres in South Fresno with additional pool and assembly locations in Oregon, Washington, and Southern California. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com .

"Scelzi Enterprises is a family business that has been around far before I was born," Scelzi said. "Now I have a role there. It's my daily job and something I really enjoy being a part of. It gives me a lot of pride to represent our family business on the side of our race cars."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Set for Cotton Bowl Speedway Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (March 12, 2024) - Big Game Motorsports is bound for Cotton Bowl Speedway this weekend.

The dirt oval in Paige, Texas, hosts the World of Outlaws Texas Two-Step on Friday and Saturday. It will be the first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the track in a little more than two years.

"We've raced there a few times," Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel said. "I feel we get rained out a lot. It's shaped like a Haubstadt or a Tulare. We've been there when it's been heavy and rough and when it's been slick so we'll see how it is this weekend."

Gravel earned a World of Outlaws win at the oval in 2018. He placed seventh and fifth, respectively, in 2022. Gravel garnered results of ninth and fourth, respectively, at the track in 2021. He ended third during the World of Outlaws debut at the oval in 2016.

Last weekend's World of Outlaws Cowtown Classic at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, rained out.

"I just want to get back into the swing of things," he said. "We've only got to race at Volusia so I'm eager to get back to the track and see where everyone stacks up.

"It's always a slow start to the year with the break between the Volusia races and the weather. Once we get to the Midwest the season seems to ramp up. You don't really get into the swing of things until the summer comes around."

Gravel enters this weekend leading the World of Outlaws championship standings by 12 points.

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, for the World of Outlaws Texas Two-Step with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Early Incident Hinders Dawson Hammes’ Season Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Checking in at Marysville Raceway on Saturday night to open his 2024 season, Dawson Hammes had a good start to the feature event until contact with a car suddenly slowing brought his night to an abrupt end.

“It was a bummer way for our season to start,” Dawson Hammes said. “We had a pretty good night going, but unfortunately another car lost power right in front of me, and contact ensued and it ended our night.”

With 22 cars checked in for the track’s regular season opener, Hammes timed the Movement Brewing/STS Farming backed No. 55D in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Marysville, CA driver got the jump which was vital with the way the track was on this night. Keeping his mount out front, Hammes secured the win which put him in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the eight, Hammes lined up in the fourth row for the first 25-lap feature event of his 2024 season.

With the track still extremely fast, Hammes worked his way into seventh in the opening laps as he worked his way around the Marysville Raceway surface.

With the opening seven laps ripping off in quick fashion, lap eight saw a car suddenly slow to a stop in front of Hammes, and with nowhere to go Hammes made severe contact, which brought nis night to an end.

“You hate to tear equipment up like that on any night, but it is especially tough being opening night,” he added. “I really have to thank my parents, Carson, Aly, Cody, and Evan for their help. It was great to get back to the track and see all of the fans out, and I am excited to be back racing.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 1, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

ON TAP: Hammes will return to action this Saturday night back at Marysville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

 

Austin Torgerson Racks Trio of Top-5’s During Busy Weekend in California

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his weekend in California taking part in the season opening events at Plaza Park Raceway and the Lemoore Jet Bowl, Austin Torgerson ran very well as he tallied a trio of Top-5’s including podium runs in Non-Winged action on both nights.

Friday night, Torgerson and company checked in at Plaza Park Raceway for what was the first event under the promotional group at the popular micro venue in Visalia, CA.

Competing in both Winged and Non-Winged action on this night, the Glendale, AZ runner timed in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Torgerson was scored fifth on the track, but driving past the scales following the race, he was DQ’d and forced to line up scratch on the field in the Winged feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 22nd starting position for what was a very fast paced 30-lap feature event, Torgerson did a nice job of working through traffic as he worked around the racy speedway.

Working his way up into the Top-15 at the halfway point of the race, Torgerson capped the winged portion of his night off with a 13th place finish.

In Friday night Non-Winged action, Torgerson went out late in the qualifying session and still laid down a great lap as he timed the Torgerson Racing mount in 8th fastest.

Starting and finishing second in his heat race, Torgerson found himself on the front row of the feature event. When the race came to life, Torgerson settled into second, but stayed within striking distance of the race lead. Pacing the leader, Torgerson was able to take command of the race on the 14th lap. Looking very strong out front, Torgerson continued to lead the way but traffic set up an entertaining battle for the win.

Battling hard, Torgerson slipped back to second on the 28th lap, where he went on to finish.

Making his way to Lemoore, CA on Saturday night for another two-division event, Torgerson continued to show great speed in California as Non-Winged action saw him sixth quickest, before earning quick time in the Winged car.

Heat race action saw Torgerson pick up the win from second in Non-Winged action as he finished fourth in his winged heat race.

Lining up sixth in the Non-Winged feature, Torgerson mounted a bit of a charge to the front as raced into the Top-5, and was into third on the 10th lap. Once in third, Torgerson held the position and picked up his second Non-Winged podium of the weekend.

In the winged feature, Torgerson lined up in the second row of the 30-lapper and slipped back to fifth in the race’s opening laps. Settling into a groove, Torgerson picked up the lost position on the eighth lap, and held on to cap his weekend off with a fourth place finish.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson shifts gears this weekend as he heads to IL to take part in the Xtreme Outlaw Midget season opener with Mounce/Stout Motorsports Friday and Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Mid-Race Mayhem Dashes Strong Run for Andy Forsberg at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night for the track’s weekly championship season opener, Andy Forsberg had a strong night going until a mid-race misstep saw him make contact with the wall in turns one and two, bringing his night to an end while running second.

“We went out late in qualifying which I thought would be good, but it wasn’t as good as I thought, but we timed in fifth quick which did still set us up good for the rest of the night,” Forsberg said. “We got through our heat and made the redraw and pulled the three. We were really good in open air, and I could pace Colby Copeland, but when we got into traffic, I was super tight, and that ultimately led to us getting into the wall around the halfway point of the race.”

With 22 cars checked in on Saturday night to take part in the tracks’ first points paying race of the 2024 season, Forsberg timed the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race, Forsberg worked his way to a second-place finish which made him eligible for the all-important redraw. Pulling the three, Forsberg was set to take the green flag from the second row in what was his second start of the 2024 season.

When the race went green, Colby Copeland jumped into the early lead and as Forsberg moved into second, he was able to keep pace with the leader as they quickly reeled in the rear of the field.

Once Forsberg was fully into traffic, his car became a little less maneuverable and it allowed Copeland to get away as he wasn’t as good. An early caution took the leaders out of traffic and allowed Forsberg to again pressure for the lead, but quickly getting back into traffic again saw Forsberg struggled as he car continued to get tight.

Just before the race’s hallway point, Forsberg got tight, and it resulted in him making hard contact with the wall in turns one and two and caused damage to his front end.

With the damage being extensive, Forsberg’s night came to an early end.

“We had good speed, but we were off in traffic,” Forsberg said. “Looking forward to getting the 410ci in this week and heading to Chico, CA this weekend for the Mini Gold Cup.”

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, Western Traffic Supply, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Forsberg is scheduled to return to action this Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA for the Mini Gold Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Continues Strong Start to 2024 with Second Place Finish at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Picking up his first sprint car win of the 2024 season just two weeks ago at Marysville Raceway, Tanner Carrick returned to the track this past Saturday night, and continued his strong start to the season as he tallied a second place finish.

“We had good speed again on Saturday night, but we didn’t have any luck with the redraw and track position was pretty important on Saturday,” Tanner Carrick said.

22 cars made the call on Saturday night as the track hosted its first points paying event of the 2024 season. Getting off toa great start, Carrick timed in well as he turned in the second fastest lap of the night aboard the CVC/Cemex/D.R. Horton backed No. 83T mount.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver worked his way to a third place finish which put him in the nightly redraw based on his qualifying efforts.

Pulling the five pill in the redraw, Carrick lined up in the third row for the 25-lap feature event. On a very tracky track, the leaders would spend much of the race battling through traffic as they quickly reached the back of the field.

Settling into third when the race came to life, Carrick closed in on second running Andy Forsberg as the lead trio quickly began the lapping process.

While Forsberg had trouble in traffic, Carrick closed in on second but an early yellow took the leaders out of gridlock and put them back in open air and a clean track.

When the racing resumed, another torrid pace by the front runners saw them again get to the back of the pack in a matter of laps, and as Carrick again closed in on Forsberg, the veteran had a misstep in front of Carrick and it moved him into second.

After the caution for Forsberg was cleaned up, Carrick continued to hound Colby Copeland, but Copeland was simply better in traffic. When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Carrick capped his Saturday night off with a second place finish.

“Track position was huge, and Colby was strong in traffic,” Carrick added. “We were good, but he got through it better than us, and we take our second-place finish and look forward to the Mini Gold Cup.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, D.R. Horton, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 4, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 4

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick is slated to get right back to action this Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA for the annual Mini Gold Cup.

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

 

 

Lucrative Mini Gold Cup on Tap at Chico; $10,000 to Win Saturday

CHICO, Calif., March 11, 2024…The sights and sounds of dirt track racing return this Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16, with the running of the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway. This event will mark the first time in 2024 that competitors can attack the high-banked quarter-mile clay oval. On Friday night the field is set with 410 sprint cars, Hobby Stocks, and IMCA Northern Sport Mods. The 410-sprint car winner on Friday night will pick up $4,000 for the win and a nice minimum of $400 to start the feature event.

Saturday March 16 the track will host the NARC 410 sprint car series with a rewarding $10,000 going to the winner of that night’s main event. It will also serve as NARC’s first point race of the season. Joining the NARC 410 sprint cars on Saturday are the Hobby Stocks. It was just released that the Hobby Stocks will be offered bonus money, top three in combined weekend points, and the overall point winner being crowned as a Mini Gold Cup Champion.

Ticket prices for the following nights: Friday March 15, Adults (18-64) are $25.00, Juniors (13-17) and Seniors (65 +), and Military with ID are $20.00. Children 12 and under are FREE! Saturday night Adult price is $30.00, Juniors, Seniors, and Military $25.00. Children 12 and under are FREE! Parking is FREE.

Fans wanting to come watch can buy tickets online at: https://silverdollar.ticketspice.com/mini-gold-cup-2024

Camping is available starting THURSDAY and is $60 per night. A representative from SLC Promotions will come by to collect the camping money. Camping is only available by the RC track and on pit lane. It is first come, first serve. Please do not stop at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds office. There will be no camping inside the fairgrounds this weekend.

The pit gate opens at 2 PM for both days of racing. Please use Martin Luther King BLVD and turn into the side street by Costco to come into the fairgrounds. The front grandstand gate opens at 5 PM on Friday, and at 4 PM on Saturday. Fans can purchase tickets at the front gate on each race night.

On Saturday March 16, we are excited to host Happy Hour from 4 PM to 6 PM at the Farmers Brewing Beer Booth. Each beer will be discounted $2 during Happy Hour. DJ Jake will be on site for musical entertainment.

Silver Dollar Speedway continues to partner with Flo Racing and all events will be streamed live this season.

 

 

MATT MITCHELL LEADS USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS TO PERRIS SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings

MARCH 11, 2024... After a break in the schedule, the Avanti Windows & Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will battle this Saturday, March 16th, at Perris Auto Speedway. Promoted by Don Kazarian, the event will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprint Cars, GAS Chassis PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Street Stocks, and PASSCAR Factory Stocks. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California, the Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm and racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will start at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134. Race fans are encouraged to support the race track and watch the races in person. USAC/CRA shows at Perris Auto Speedway WILL NOT be live streamed and beware of scammers with fake video links.

NOTICE TO RACERS:
- ALL RACERS MUST PURCHASE THEIR USAC LICENSE / MEMBERSHIPS ONLINE PRIOR TO THE EVENT AT USACRACING.COM OR USACLICENSE.COM. (If racers have a membership question, contact Julie Tanaka at julietanaka@aol.com.)
- ENTRY FEE: There is an entry fee due at registration / pill pick.
- TRANSPONDERS: Transponders ARE MANDATORY and will be available to rent.
- ONE WAY RADIOS / RACECEIVERS: One way radios ARE MANDATORY.
- FRONT AXLE TETHER SYSTEMS: Front axle tether systems (2-Chassis, 1-King Pin to King Pin) ARE MANDATORY.
- FULL CONTAINMENT SEATS: Full containment seats ARE MANDATORY.
- COCKPIT ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS: Cockpit adjustable shocks ARE ALLOWED.
- RULE BOOK: The series rule book is online at usacracing.com, appendix E.

Since March 6, 2004, the Lake Perris Fairgrounds has held 250 USAC/CRA Sprint Car events and forty-three different drivers have claimed victory. “The Demon” Damion Gardner leads all drivers with 51 “home track” series wins and Matt Mitchell won the season opener on February 24th. Nic Faas set the 1-lap track record of 15.833 on February 25, 2012 and the complete Perris USAC/CRA win list is at the end of this release.

After sweeping the season opener at Perris on February 24th, Matt Mitchell (Yorba Linda, California) sits atop the standings with a 13 point advantage. Driving the J.W. Mitchell Motorsports’ #37 Channel Islands Floor Coverings / Campbell Brothers Storage Maxim, Mitchell has one feature win, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, and 15 feature laps led in the campaign. Currently tied with Ryan Bernal, Nic Faas, Mike Kirby, and “The Ripper” Rip Williams for eighth on the win list, Matt will be looking for his eleventh career USAC/CRA triumph this Saturday night.

Rookie contender David Gasper (Goleta, California) ranks second in the chase for the championship. Piloting the Josh Ford Motorsports’ #73X Surecan LLC / King Racing Products Triple X, Gasper charged to a second place finish at Perris after starting ninth. With one semi-main victory to his credit, the two-time California Lightning Sprint Champion will have his sights on a victory at Perris Auto Speedway.

Ricky Lewis (Oxnard, California) sits third in the USAC/CRA point standings. Racing Dave Brown’s #41 Morris Farms / J&M Racing DRC, Lewis led half of the main event before scoring third at the Perris checkered flags. Ricky scored his only USAC/CRA win last October at Mohave Valley and will be looking to win at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Arizona) is fourth in the championship point chase. Driving his #47 MP Environmental / Black Magic Bead Breaker Triple X, Davis ran fifth at the Perris opener after starting twelfth. This Saturday night, the multi-time Arizona Sprint Car Champion and 1993 CRA Rookie of the Year will have his sights on the sixth USAC/CRA victory of his career.

R.J. Johnson (Laveen, Arizona) ranks fifth in the USAC/CRA point standings. Piloting the Yeley / Petty Racing #2 Avanti Windows & Doors Glenn Styres Racing Spike, Johnson placed fourth at the Perris feature on February 24th. The multi-time Arizona Sprint Car Champion will be looking to score his eighth career USAC/CRA win at Perris.

While David Gasper (Goleta, California) leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors, Braden Chiaramonte (El Cajon, California), Brent Sexton (Lakeside, California), Blake Hendricks (Simi Valley, California), and Elexa Herrera (New Cuyama, California) are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm, Logan Williams, “The Big Game Hunter” Austin Williams, A.J. Bender, Logan Calderwood, “The Gunslinger” Austin Grabowski, Jeff Dyer, Verne Sweeney, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Grant Sexton, Eddie Tafoya Jr., Matt McCarthy, “Shugah” Shane Sexton, and more.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Adult tickets are $30, Senior tickets (65 & over) are $25, Kids tickets (6 to 12) are $5, and Children (5 and under) are FREE. The Fairgrounds charges $10 for parking. Advance tickets are available and for more event information, visit the track’s website at perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The Avanti Windows & Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks BillsJerky.net, Factory Wraps, Flowdynamics Incorporated, The Gardner Family (In Memory of Jim and Chet Gardner), Sexton Fire Protection, WC Friend Company, and Woodland Auto Display, for their support.

For more information on the Avanti Windows & Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit the United States Auto Club (USAC) website at usacracing.com and the social media for USAC Racing. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC/CRA Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
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AVANTI WINDOWS & DOORS USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS: 2004-Rip Williams, 2005-Damion Gardner, 2006-Cory Kruseman, 2007-Tony Jones, 2008-Mike Spencer, 2009-Mike Spencer, 2010-Mike Spencer, 2011-Mike Spencer, 2012-Mike Spencer, 2013-Damion Gardner, 2014-Damion Gardner, 2015-Damion Gardner, 2016-Damion Gardner, 2017-Damion Gardner, 2018-Damion Gardner, 2019-Damion Gardner, 2020-NO AWARD, 2021-Damion Gardner, 2022-Damion Gardner, 2023-Brody Roa.

PERRIS AVANTI WINDOWS & DOORS USAC/CRA 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Nic Faas – 15.833 (02/25/12)

PERRIS AVANTI WINDOWS & DOORS USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 51-Damion Gardner, 24-Mike Spencer, 19-Tony Jones, 17-Cory Kruseman, 9-Nic Faas, 9-Matt Mitchell, 8-David Cardey, 8-Richard Vander Weerd, 7-Brody Roa, 7-Rip Williams, 6-Bryan Clauson, 6-Justin Grant, 6-Mike Kirby, 6-Danny Sheridan, 6-Austin Williams, 5-Brady Bacon, 5-Robert Ballou, 5-Rickie Gaunt, 4-Dave Darland, 4-R.J. Johnson, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Garrett Hansen, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr., 2-Darren Hagen, 2-Jesse Hockett, 2-Levi Jones, 2-C.J. Leary, 2-Tommy Malcolm, 2-Blake Miller, 2-Jake Swanson, 2-Chris Windom, 1-Chad Boespflug, 1-Greg Bragg, 1-Daron Clayton, 1-Josh Ford, 1-Josh Hodges, 1-Bud Kaeding, 1-Adam Mitchell, 1-Johnny Rodriguez, 1-Hunter Schuerenberg, 1-Chase Stockon, 1-Scotty Weir, 1-Cody Williams, 1-Jason York.

2024 AVANTI WINDOWS & DOORS USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Matt Mitchell-84, 2-David Gasper-71, 3-Ricky Lewis-70, 4-Charles Davis Jr.-69, 5-R.J. Johnson-68, 6-Tommy Malcolm-63, 7-Logan Williams-54, 8-Braden Chiaramonte-52, --Austin Williams-52, 10-Matt Westfall-47.

2024 AVANTI WINDOWS & DOORS USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
February 24: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Winner: Matt Mitchell)
March 16: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA
March 23: Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, AZ
April 6: Mohave Valley Raceway – Mohave Valley, AZ
April 27: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA
May 4: TBA
May 25: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Salute to Indy)
June 8: Dirt Track at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway – Bakersfield, CA
June 22: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA
July 5: Santa Maria Raceway – Santa Maria, CA
July 6: Santa Maria Raceway – Santa Maria, CA
July 13: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA
August 10: Santa Maria Raceway – Santa Maria, CA
August 17: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night)
August 31: Dirt Track at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway – Bakersfield, CA
September 7: Santa Maria Raceway – Santa Maria, CA
September 21: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA
September 28: Dirt Track at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway – Bakersfield, CA
October 12: Mohave Valley Raceway – Mohave Valley, AZ
October 19: TBA
November 1: Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 2: Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 8: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Oval Nationals)
November 9: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Oval Nationals)
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TBA = To Be Announced.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

SPRINTCARS RETURN TO THE ‘BOOL THIS WEEKEND

A double dose of Sprintcars returns to Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway this Saturday, March 16.
The event presented by Wheelie Waste features an all V8 powered program with Sprintcars, Pro Sprintcars and Super Rods set to do battle.
Sprintcars nominations to date are at twenty-seven, with more expected to roll in over the next few days.
The nominations already include a host of front runners with Warrnambool local and current Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship points leader Jamie Veal certainly one of the leading contenders.
The current top three in the Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship standings have all nominated with defending Champ Brock Hallett and Supercar star Cameron Waters looking to wrestle the almost season long lead Veal has held.
Former Australian Champion Jock Goodyer will perform double duties also competing in the Domain Ramsay owned Pro Sprintcar on the night.
Joining them in the field is Tasmanian Tate Frost who battled with Veal for the Victorian Title last weekend until striking engine problems. Queenslander Jy Corbett continues his rise in the ranks, after showing very strong early season form at Sungold Stadium.
Veteran racer Brett Milburn has turned back the clock and is in great form of late with two podiums in his last two starts. Daniel Pestka is fresh off a podium last weekend at the Ross Wright Memorial at Murray Bridge, while Jordan Rae is showing competitive form aboard the Harrison Swan owned V97 entry.
Then add in some great talent coming through with Ashley Cook, Parker Scott and more recently Formula 500 front runner Liam Russell commencing his Sprintcar career to throw open the field.
Pro Sprintcars will contest round 5 of the C&H Trucking Series. Similar to Sprintcars further nominations are expected with the field currently at twenty-one. Last season’s series runner up Andy Hibbert has nominated along with Josh Buckingham who is in superb form, crossing the line first in the last two rounds.
The field contains some 410 Sprintcar regulars including Dennis Jones and Jake Smith along with regular Pro Sprintcar competitors including Shane Steenholdt, Sam Wren, Steven Horton and Adam Greenwood, joined by Northern Territory duo Mark and Jamie Phillips.
It is fantastic to see Tim Van Ginneken back in a Sprintcar at Premier Speedway although Jock Goodyer will be had to turn past come feature time.
The annual Super Rod Cup rounds out the program which also doubles as Round 3 of the inaugural JD Race Parts Super Rod Track Championship.
A quality field is expected with current Victorian Champion and current JD Race Parts Track Championship leader, Jacob Pitcher expected amongst the nominations which are yet to be received.
Make sure you are trackside at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway this Saturday night for a fantastic program of racing presented by Wheelie Waste.
Wheelie Waste are leaders in waste management, providing a range of services to Local Government, Commercial and Private operations accompanied with their seven recycling facilities located across Victoria.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase now from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Public gates open at 4.00pm
On track action from 5.30pm

Nominations; https://premierspeedway.com.au/race-night/
Nominations will continue to be updated throughout the week.

 

 

STEWART AND BOHUD RACING BRING IT HOME

THE return of Sprintcar racing to the ACT region for the first time in nearly 30 years was a very special occasion, and what made it even more special was when Bohud Racing team driver and local Michael Stewart last night at Canberra’s ACT Speedway came away with the victory in the fifth Regional Rumble Series round.

After starting from position three in the feature race, Stewart made a solid start, which allowed him to move into second by lap seven after passing good mate Jackson Delamont, before moving into the lead on lap 12 by passing pacesetter Brendan Scorgie. Once out in front, he was never headed, and he went to score a solid victory at the completion of the 30-lap event.

To say that Stewart and the team were thrilled to celebrate the return of Sprintcars to the ACT region – and the first time ever at the ACT Speedway track and the first time for the region since December 1997 – in victory lane would be quite the understatement.

“It was great to have Sprintcars return to Canberra, as it had been a long time coming, and to cap it off by getting into victory lane made it all the more special,” expressed the 28-year-old from Collector.

“The ACT Speedway crowd really embraced the return of the Sprintcars by showing up in large numbers and hopefully this is the beginning of Sprintcars running at the track a few times a season.”

Stewart continued on by saying that the challenges early in the night at ACT Speedway track made winning at the end of the night all the more rewarding.

“The night didn’t start too well for the Bohud Racing team and I, as I struggled out there in the opening heat race and nearly crashed out, but the team and I worked hard on getting a hold of things with the car’s setup for the rest of the night,” explained the NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares supported Triple X driver, who had earlier in the night finished his two heat races in fourth and second, before securing his feature race starting spot by running third in the top-six Dash.

“With Sprintcars having not raced around the ACT Speedway track before and its tight nature, it took a bit for us to get used to; however, as the night went on, the better we got,

and it showed in the feature race, as I was able to move through traffic very well and it was one of the keys to my win.”

For Stewart and the Bohud Racing team, this was their third feature race victory together, adding to last month’s win at Dubbo Speedway and last season’s triumph at Sydney International Speedway.

“It’s been a big past month of travelling on the road and the whole Bohud Racing team has been working very hard, so to be able to pick up our latest win makes it all the more rewarding,” commented Bohud Racing team owner Scott Jones.

“Michael (Stewart) and the team did a great job throughout the night, as there was a bit of pressure on Michael being the local driver at ACT Speedway, but he took it all in his stride being the consummate professional that he is. There was a massive crowd out at ACT Speedway, and they really got behind the return of Sprintcars to region, which was something really good to be a part of.”

Stewart and the Bohud Racing team now turn their attention to the return of racing at the Sydney International Speedway track that is going to take place on the Saturday night of March 23.

If you haven't already, be sure to grab your Bohud Racing / Michael Stewart merchandise. You can come and see us in the pits after a race meeting or you can visit our online merchandise store via www.bohudracing.com.au .

The Bohud Racing team is proudly supported by the following 2023-24 season sponsors:

• ARRMA Australia

• Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares

• Hills Truck Sales - Wollongong

• Inland Petroleum

• Sloanebuilt

• Suttons Trucks Arncliffe

• AEI Insurance Broking Group

• KRE Race Engines

• B&B Graphics

To find out more about Bohud Racing and their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Bohud Racing.

 

 

KRIKKE MOTORSPORT RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE

THE Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Dayne Kingshott couldn’t have asked for a better performance during last Saturday night’s latest Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series round at the Perth Motorplex, which saw them not only pick up their third feature-race victory of the 2023-24 season but consolidate their Maddington Toyota Series point standings lead.

With last Saturday night’s 14th Maddington Toyota Series round doubling as the annual Legends of Speedway event, the Krikke Motorsport team brought out their tribute colour scheme to the 1985 Australian Sprintcar Championship winning WA # 99 car driven by Ron Krikke to celebrate the occasion, and they were able to celebrate it in the best possible fashion by winning their third feature-race victory of their 2023-24 season campaign.

After starting from position three in the feature race, the WX # 99 Mobil 1 / Bunbury Toyota supported maxim pilot was a winning mood and the team ended up supplying him with the car to get the job done. Kingshott had taken the lead on lap 10 away from Callum Williamson and he was never headed from that moment on through to the fall of the chequered flag.

“The team did a fantastic job on the car all night and supplied me with a rocket ship for the feature race and I made the most of it and managed to get the win, and I can’t thank them enough for all they do for me,” expressed Kingshott, who had earlier in the night qualified third in his time trial group and second in his heat race.

“Callum (Williamson) has been one of the form drivers so far this season at the Perth Motorplex, so any time that you can drive by him, you know you have something good going. It’s a great feeling to get back into victory lane and hopefully we can be up there again and challenge for a few more wins before the season ends.”

Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke was equally thrilled to have Kingshott back in victory lane.

“Dayne and the team did a great job, and it was awesome to get that winning feeling back,” he said.

“It's been quite hard for the team to maintain confidence after racing against who we've had to race against since Christmas, but the boys have been working so hard and they have been rewarded for it with this latest win.”

Last Saturday night’s win now adds to the Krikke Motorsport team’s previous two wins – Maddington Toyota Series rounds one and three – from earlier this season.

The Maddington Toyota Series continues with this Saturday night’s 15th round back at the Perth Motorplex, and once again, the Krikke Motorsport team’s goal will be to consolidate their current point standings lead in the Maddington Toyota Series.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

• Mobil 1

• Bunbury Toyota

• Maxwill Racing Engines

• PWR Advanced Cooling Technology

• Redline Media

• Hough Cabinets

• RPM Race Products

• Taralea Farm Macadamias

• Performance Racegear

• P1 Advanced Racewear Australia and New Zealand

• Number 4 Composites

• AFCO Shock Doctor

• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters

• Blackbeard Custom Designs

• JP Signs

• www.krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

The new Stockton Dirt Track launches with massive NARC/SCCT double header April 6th

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA...The debut race on the freshly re-configured Stockton Dirt Track is just one month away. The annual “Asparagus Cup” brings the best of the best in California to take on the more petite layout at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on Saturday April 6th.

The competition is expected to be stout with both the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour making up the race day card.

“Fans and teams have asked for a smaller configuration, so we have gone to work in the off-season to make that a reality,” said Stockton Dirt Track Promoter Tony Noceti. “Hopefully the new track will make the racing closer and more exciting, which is what we all want. We are going to launch it in a big way with the NARC 410s and SCCT 360s on April 6th. If you haven’t been to the Stockton Dirt Track before, we would love to have you here for the Asparagus Cup.”

Pit gate: Noon
Front gate: 4pm
Pit meeting: 4pm
Wheel packing: 4:30pm (Hot laps, Qualifying and Racing to follow)

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online by visiting https://bit.ly/3PfzphN

Mufflers are required at the event.

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

 

 

COLTON BETTIS TO TEAM WITH SAM PIERCE RACING FOR SUMMER SWING
7 March 2024
Indianapolis USA     Sam Pierce Racing is pleased to announce that 14-year-old sprint car phenom Colton Bettis will race select Must See Racing Series pavement sprint car eventsthroughout the Midwest this summerunder team principal Aaron Pierce’s AP Driver Development program.
Must See Racing Sprint Series Presented by Perfit-Parts recently made a rule addendum that will allow drivers as young as 14-years-of-age the opportunity to race in the 410 series based on the applicants previous racing experience and subject to the MSR Owners Council approval. The series earlier in the year had approved drivers as young as 14 the opportunity to compete in the MSR Midwest Lights Series.
The Lutz, Florida-based teenagerhas enjoyed a remarkable 2024 season so far, winning the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series opener at Auburndale (FL), finishing second in the first of two feature events at Showtime Speedway and winning the second 35 lapper on the same day. He finished second a week later during the Dave Steele 125 and was crowned the 2024 Dave Steele Sprint Car champion.
Last week he finished second to Joe Ligouri during the Children’s Dream Fund 50 at Citrus County Speedway outrunninga stout field containing many seasonedveteran Sprint Car racers including Bobby Santos, Davey Hamilton Jr., and Brian Gerster to name a few. Colton’s average finishing position after the first five races? A stunning 1.33.
Indiana race fans will likely remember Bettis’ Midwest racing debut last year when he rolled into Anderson Speedway for the first time and won the USSA Kenyon MidgetCar race by a straightaway, having never driven a MidgetCar prior.
Colton won the 2021 Showtime Speedway non-wing Sprint Car championship at the age of 12 to become the World’s youngest pavement sprint car champion.
“Colton is wise and mature well beyond his years. He has an extremely bright future in motorsports. We’re happy to have him on board and hope to have him with us for quite some time. I’d run him in the Little 500 this year if they would let him [due to his age].”said Aaron Pierce. “I appreciate Must See Racing’s careful consideration of Colton’s unique skillset and situation and approving his competition license. I ran a ton of races with that group in the past and look forward to racing with them once again.”
Bettis will join rising star and current USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year Kaylee Bryson as an AP Driver Development teammate for 2024 as she chases both the USAC Silver Crown championship and a Trans Am Series championship.
Please visit SamPierceRacing.com for further information.

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 7

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, and Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., both 40; 3. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 39; 4. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., and Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, each 38; 7. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, and Whit Gastineau, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 37; 9. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, and Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, both 36; 11. Sean Jordan, Lumberton, Texas, Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, each 35; 14. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, 34; 15. Michael Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., and Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, each 33; 18. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., and Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, each 32.

State Point Standings

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 40; 2. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 39; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 38; 4. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 35; 5. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 33; 6. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 32; 7. Dylan Waxdahl, Hartford, S.D., 31; 8. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 30; 9. Brandon Bosma, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 29; 10. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 28.

Texas – 1. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 40; 2. Chase Schubert, Huffman, Texas, and Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, both 38; 4. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, and Whit Gastineau, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 37; 6. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, and Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, both 36; 8. Sean Jordan, Lumberton, Texas, and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, both 35; 10. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, 34.


 

Ashton Torgerson Teams Up With Keith Kunz Motorsports For Xtreme Outlaw Midget Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the 2024 season, Ashton Torgerson has made it a goal of his to further his motorsports career. Opting to put Micro Sprints on the back burner, and focus on Midgets and Sprint Cars, Torgerson will compete with one of the best teams in the business as he will pilot a Keith Kunz Motorsports entry with the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets in 2024.

“I am very excited to team up with Keith Kunz, Pete Willoughby, and everyone associated with the Keith Kunz Motorsports team,” Torgerson said. “It is no secret they are at the top of the mountain in Midget racing, and I am excited to learn from some great teammate in the season ahead.”

2024 has gotten off to a stellar start for the Glendale, AZ driver. The 17-year-old driver made headlines on New Years Day as he scored his first career Golden Driller as he picked up a win during the ultra-competitive Tulsa Shootout.

Returning to Tulsa, OK later in January for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, Torgerson recorded an 11th place finish during his qualifying night, before tallying an 11th place finish in Saturday’s Championship finale.

Torgerson does have some Xtreme Outlaw Midget starts to his credit as well as he piloted a Tanner Thorson owned Midget in May of 2023 where he finished third at Humboldt Speedway and 11th at 81 Speedway.

“I am thankful for some great people that have put me in this position, and I am eager to get to work,” Torgerson said. “Excited for to be in a great spot, and hope I can do the KKM team proud in 2024.”

When the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series has breaks in their schedule, Torgerson will fill dates in back home running the family owned Sprint Car.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 10, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 3, Top 10’s- 4

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson and the KKM team will debut together at the Southern Illinois Center on March 15th and 16th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

NATHAN ACKLAND INSURANCE AND THE SOS TEAM UP AGAIN IN 2024

ST. MARYS, Ont. (March 6, 2024) - The Southern Ontario Sprints and Nathan Ackland Insurance will be teaming up once again in 2024.

Ackland Insurance will return as the sponsor of the Ackland Insurance Quick Time Award. As in 2023, Ackland Insurance will be presenting $100 to the driver that turns the fastest qualifying time at all of the stand alone SOS races.

Ackland Insurance has a long and proud history of being a great friend and supporter of area motorsports. Supporting tracks, series, and teams, and like all things they do it with professionalism and class.

Ackland Insurance is known for great service and for meeting all of your insurance needs. They can be reached at (519) 754-8700, on the web at www.acklandinsurance.com or you can find them at 206 King George Road in Brantford, Ontario.tion competing at four racing facilities in Canada and the United States. Visit www.southernontariosprints.ca for more announcements about the 2024 SOS season in the coming weeks.

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

 

Eliason and RSR back in the top ten at Volusia; March agenda TBD

Mar 5, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (March 5, 2024) – Another start resulted in another top-ten finish for Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) and Cory Eliason, doing so in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree on Monday, March 4. Eliason, who entered the week night program on the coattails of a recent top-ten performance at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, finished ninth in his Volusia appearance, lining up in the exact same position.

In all, Eliason, ace of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, No. 8 sprinter, put together a productive evening with the Greatest Show On Dirt, kicking things off with the third-fastest qualifying time, racing on to finish fifth in his respective heat race.

A fifth-place finish in the evening’s Dash Qualifier set-up Eliason’s eventual A-Main starting spot.

“A pretty consistent evening for our team. We’re still working the kinks out, but I’m becoming more and more comfortable and that’s most important,” Eliason noted. “We’re not too sure of our plan for March. We’ll more than likely take a weekend or two off before resuming our season. Our High Limit schedule picks back up in early April, so we’ll be sure to be ready for that.”

ON DECK:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason [No. 8] are unsure of upcoming plans. Their High Limit Sprint Car Series schedule will not resume until Tuesday, April 9, when the High Rollers visit Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas, for a $20,000-to-win Midweek Money Series event.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted “Battle at the Bay” at East Bay Raceway Park with 19th-place finish on Monday, February 12. Finished ninth (HL) at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, on Thursday, February 22. Finished ninth in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree (WoO) on Monday, March 4.

Stats:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 2

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, Xpress Laundry, American Table, Rasmusson Service Center, Folkens Brothers Trucking, The P.O. Box, and The Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.


 

 

Zearfoss aims for success in major Texas sweep with Greatest Show On Dirt
ByTyler Altmeyer
Mar 5, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 5, 2024) – With World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition officially concluded in the Sunshine State, Series competitors and fans alike will now turn their compasses west, ready to invade the Lone Star State for a major Series sweep spanning three weekends and three tracks, all of which activating March 8-9 with a first-ever WoO appearance at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

Zearfoss, ace of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, No. 3Z sprinter, will invade Texas borders with high hopes and big goals, aiming to jumpstart his World of Outlaws campaign and ultimately score his first big result of the season.

“We’re excited to get to Texas and hopefully give ourselves a big jump on the rest of the season,” Zearfoss, a former Outlaws winner at Cedar Lake Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, said. “A long and busy stretch of racing is exactly what we need…gives us the opportunity to build some momentum and click off some solid results.

“I have a great team and a lot of great support. We have the potential to record some big stats and that’s exactly what we’re going to do beginning this weekend at Kennedale.”

Following their visit to Kennedale Speedway Park, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series action will move to the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, followed by another Texas stop at Big O Speedway in Ennis on Friday, March 22.

Action will resume March 23 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma.

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a Series debut at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on March 8-9.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
X: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

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

STATS:
2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stats:
Wins: N/A
Top-Fives: N/A
Top-Tens: N/A

2024 WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked off 2024 World of Outlaws season with DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park (February 7-10); finished 18th, 19th, 13th, and 16th, respectively.

 

 

Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports Partners with Frito Lay Flamin’ Hot for 2024 Season

Having already brought Rockstar Energy Drink into the spotlight at dirt tracks throughout the Midwest, Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports will partner with another fantastic brand in 2024; Frito Lay Flamin’ Hot.

A PepsiCo brand, Flamin’ Hot is one of the most recognizable snack brands in the world, with their trademark Flamin’ Hot Cheetos andFlamin’ Hot Doritos, among other products. The action on track is certainly hot with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints, and fans will have the opportunity to sample the Flamin Hot snacks at various events during the 2024 season at the #65 team’s hauler and at retail events.

The #65 team made several public appearances at Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh convenience stores throughout the 2023 season, and will look to do the same in 2024 and showcase Flamin’ Hot’s line of snacks as well as Rockstar Energy Drink at these appearances. Keep watch on Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports’ social media pages for posts about upcoming appearances where you can get up close and personal with the team’s sprint car and hauler!

“Adding a fantastic partner like Frito Lay Flamin’ Hot was a huge step for us this year.” Goldesberry said in a statement. “This PepsiCo brand is not only prominent in the Midwest, but across the country and even around the world. We can’t wait to start representing them both on and off track this season!”

The entire 2024 IRA Sprints season will be broadcast live on FloRacing, and additional “outside” races will be added to Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports’ 2024 schedule at a later date.

NEXT RACE: April 5th-IRA Sprints at 34 Raceway

2023 SEASON STATS
Races: 32
Feature Starts: 28
Top 10’s: 18
Top 5’s: 8
Feature Wins: 4
Dash/Re-Draw Appearances: 16

 

 

Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports Extends Partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink in Multi-Year Deal

After several years of success on the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints tour including a series Points Championship title in 2022, Jordan Goldesberry will return to the series in 2024 and once again fly the Rockstar Energy Drink colors on the Springfield, IL based #65 car.

“Having Rockstar Energy Drink back for 2024 and securing a multi-year deal with them was a huge priority for us this off-season.” Goldesberry said in a statement. “They’re such a huge part of what we do and our team identity now that their support means more than ever.”

Goldesberry and the #65 team traveled to several states in 2023 including Knoxville, IA for the prestigious Knoxville Nationals event, stopping at several Hy-Vee stores and other appearances along the way to showcase Rockstar Energy Drink to both race fans and the general public alike.

“The ‘meet and greets’ we did in 2023 were a ton of fun and really helped us show off the car and promote Rockstar Energy Drink on a bigger scale than just at the track or on the broadcast.” Goldesberry said. “We’re excited to do more of those types of things in 2024.”

Along with Rockstar Energy Drink returning to the team, Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports also would like to welcome back returning partners Rhine Auto-Plymouth, WI, Modern Paving and Scrap, FK Rod Ends, Wix Filters, King Racing Products, Schure Built Suspensions, Keizer Racing Wheels, Collision Concepts, Hepfner Racing Products, and Capital City Powder Coating. The team also welcomes a new partner to the team in Red Line Oil.

“We once again have a fantastic group of partners working with us this season, with a couple more on the way that we’ll announce soon.” Goldesberry stated. “We’re excited to represent them all and to get the season underway at 34 Raceway in April!”

The entire 2024 IRA Sprints season will be broadcast live on FloRacing, and additional “outside” races will be added to Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports’ 2024 schedule at a later date.

NEXT RACE: April 5th-IRA Sprints at 34 Raceway

2023 SEASON STATS
Races: 32
Feature Starts: 28
Top 10’s: 18
Top 5’s: 8
Feature Wins: 4
Dash/Re-Draw Appearances: 16

 

 

BRENT SEXTON GETS TWO TOP-FOUR FINISHES AT THE IMPERIAL VALLEY RACEWAY

(Lakeside, CA, March 5, 2024) Three-time lightning sprint car champion Brent Sexton turned in two top-four finishes when the SoCal Lightning Sprint Car Series opened its 2024 season last Friday and Saturday at the Imperial Valley Raceway. The 50-year-old star placed fourth in Friday night’s 20-lap main event. He bested that outcome by two spots when he came home second on Saturday. This Friday and Saturday, Sexton and his 19-year-old son Grant will be at the same track to contest two nights of open class sprint car racing during the historic California Mid-Winter Fair.

Last week Brent had planned to race his lightning sprint on Friday in the SCLS show and then head to the Ventura Raceway to compete with Grant in the inaugural Ultimate Sprint Car Series event on Saturday. However, heavy rains doused the beach-side track and forced a cancellation. So, Brent stayed at Imperial and ran the lightning sprint on the racy track located in the Southeast corner of California both nights.

Brent, who lives in Lakeside, California with Grant, and his other son Dalton, turned in impressive performances both nights last week. On Friday he qualified eighth fastest in the 21-car field with a lap of 12.508. He placed second in a stacked eight-lap heat race. In the main, he began in the fifth-place spot and moved one position forward to finish fourth.

Twenty-four hours later, the Tennessee-born star qualified sixth fastest when he stopped the clocks in a near identical 12.520. He then proceeded to win his heat race.

On Saturday night, which was very chilly and windy, Brent started the main in third. He took second on lap six and then fended off pursuers over the final 14 laps for his first podium finish of the year.

The impressive results left Sexton, a three-time lightning sprint car champion, only seven points out of first in the CLS standings. However, he is focusing on the full-size sprint car this season including the races at Imperial this Friday and Saturday.

Sexton Gatlin Racing has had a lot of success at Imperial over the past three seasons. In addition to Brent’s fourth and fifth-place finishes there last weekend, he competed there four times in a lightning sprint car last year and posted a win, a second, a third, and a fourth-place finish. USAC/CRA star AJ Bender drove a different SGR car to a lightning sprint win at Imperial on March 3, 2023. Grant drove his full-size sprint car at the track one time last season and finished fifth.

In 2022, Brent and his oldest offspring Dalton swept the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series opening main events in March. Brent grabbed another win there in October and Grant had a third in his 360 sprint car there late in the season.

March is a busy month for Sexton Gatlin Racing. Following the two races last week at Imperial, they will be back there this Friday with Brent and Grant both competing in the open comp. sprint car show. Next week, the father and son duo will be in action in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Series at Perris. The plan now is to close the month at the USCS inaugural race at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway in Bakersfield on the 30th.

For fans who want to attend this week’s races at Imperial, wheel packing will start at 5:30 with hot laps and single-car qualifying to follow on Friday. The first race of the night will begin at 7:00. On Saturday, wheel packing will be at 4:30 and again will be followed by hot laps and single car qualifying. The first race will start at 6:30.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2024 season possible. East County Electric Works, Keys Brothers, BR Motorsports, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a marketing partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2024, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Brent Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

Grant Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

 

 

SOUTHERN SPRINTS TO HOLD PARTICIPANT APPRECIATION NIGHT MARCH 16

March 5, 2024 – Lakeland, Florida – BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series officials today announced a special ‘Participant Appreciation Night’ at Auburndale Speedway in Auburndale, Florida at their next event March 16.

On this night, the series is guaranteeing everyone who finishes in the top five at least $1000. There is no sponsor for this guarantee. The series itself is injecting extra money into the purse to thank the competitors for competing with the series and help teams who finish in the top five positions. Previously the series has upped the start money on occasion but now will add bonus money at the top of the finishing order.

The series will be making its second appearance of the season at Auburndale Speedway. Colton Bettis won the season opener there in January and gained the points lead. He is the current series points leader and would like nothing more than to score another series win and increase his points lead. Bettis intends to compete in all the events this season with sights on his first series championship.

The series last competed on January 27 at Citrus County Speedway. Rain set in just 9 laps into the feature event and was postponed for the evening. The remainder of that event will be competed when the series returns to Citrus County Speedway April 13 along with a new complete racing program. The rained-out portion of that event will be resumed with Davey Hamiton Jr. leading.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Rally for Top Five at Volusia Speedway Park With Trip to Texas on Tap

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (March 6, 2024) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel improved throughout the World of Outlaws Bike Week Jamboree on Monday night at Volusia Speedway Park.

Sunday's event opener rained out, setting up just a one-day World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at the fast track. Gravel timed in ninth quickest overall before he advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. With a smaller car count, the event format featured a qualifier and Gravel finished where he started - third - to garner the seventh starting spot into the A Main.

Gravel quickly advanced into the top five and gained one more position to end fourth, which added to his lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings as he currently is on top by a dozen points.

Next up for the team is the World of Outlaws Cowtown Classic this Friday and Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas. This weekend marks the first time the track has ever hosted the World of Outlaws.

It's also the first of three straight weekends with racing in 'The Lone Star State' for Big Game Motorsports.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 4 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (5); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, for the World of Outlaws Cowtown Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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


 

POWRi 360 Sprints coming to Lucas Oil Speedway as part of 13th annual Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown

WHEATLAND, MO. (March 5, 2024) - The 13th annual Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel showdown coming to Lucas Oil Speedway, May 4th, will include the POWRi Ozark 360-Wing Sprints.

The star-studded evening of open-wheel action also will include the POWRi National & West Midgets Leagues as well as the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League as POWRi will sanction all the competing classes in the same format used in previous editions of the Open Wheel Showdown.

"We're excited to have plans finalized for the 13th annual Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "Adding the POWRi Ozark 360-Wing Sprints should make for an outstanding show for the fans."

Pits will open at 4 p.m. and grandstands at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:05.

For information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, results, schedules and press release follow along online at www.powri.com or on Facebook at POWRi.

All-encompassing exclusive content, LIVE and ON-Demand Streaming and original programming on a growing network is just a click away with Start2Finish www.s2ftv.com.

Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps is conveniently located in the heart of America with locations in Sedalia, Columbia and Kansas City, Mo. They provide exceptional sign products and services to customers nationwide. For more information, visit impact4800.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway season opens with March 30th Test & Tune: The 2024 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule begins with an Open Test & Tune on Saturday, March 30, from 2-6 p.m. Contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 295-6043 or email her at nmcmillan@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information on event tickets, season passes and camping information for any event on the schedule.

 

MEGA MILESTONE: Donny Schatz notches sprint car victory 500 in Volusia’s Bike Week Jamboree; WoO Kennedale debut ahead


2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 2nd | 702 Points (-12)

Date: Monday, March 4th
Event: Bike Week Jamboree
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, Florida
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (4th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 5, 2024) - It was an historic night in the Sunshine State for Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz, not only notching his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season, but simultaneously collecting the 500th sprint car win of his storied career, doing so in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree on Monday evening, March 4.

Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, No. 15 sprinter, started fourth in Monday’s main event, climbing to second before inheriting the top spot with 12 circuits remaining. Buddy Kofoid, pilot of the all-too familiar Roth Motorsports No. 83, was the man in charge until a cut left rear tire ultimately ended his campaign.

A caution with three laps remaining set up what could have been a dramatic finish for the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, but Schatz proved unbeatable, cruising ahead to a comfortable margin of victory exceeding one second.

“I wasn’t really worried about what was behind me,” Schatz said. “As long as I could focus on what was in front of me and do what I was doing we were going to be alright. You know somebody is going to maybe try the slider, but there isn’t anything you can do about what other people are doing. Man, we got a hell of a run and went right to second, and I can’t ever remember running a car that hard that long. It’s hard on tires and hard on wheels. It’s hard on everything.

“We kind of capitalized on the misfortune of the #83. We were getting to the point where we were having a lot of wheel spin. When your right side is up against something, the left side is the one that spins, and that’s generally where a problem happens. And obviously, that’s what happened there and we capitalized on that. Hats off to my guys. They just keep digging and digging and digging.”

Preliminary action saw Schatz time seventh quick, followed by a runner-up performance during heat race action. The Bike Week Jamboree triumph was Schatz’ 15th World of Outlaws victory at Volusia Speedway Park, earning a $12,000 payday in the process.

ON DECK:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a Series debut at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on March 8-9.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1

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

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

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

2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 5
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 2
Top-10s: 5

 

 

Three-Day FENDT Jackson Nationals Tickets and Camping Spots On Sale Via Jackson Motorplex Website

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (March 5, 2023) - One of the premier World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events of the season is less than six months away.

Jackson Motorplex hosts the 46 th edition of the FENDT Jackson Nationals Aug. 15-17. The three-day spectacle showcases two sprint car divisions each night, culminating with a $25,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start World of Outlaws main event.

The opening night of the tripleheader features the Midwest Sprint Touring Series along with the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Heser Auto & Detailing. The Midwest Sprint Touring Series feature winner will earn $3,000.

The World of Outlaws stars invade the dirt track the following two nights. The Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Heser Auto & Detailing will have a $2,500-to-win feature as the support class on Aug. 16 and the Midwest Sprint Touring Series showcases a $5,000-to-win main event as the support class on Aug. 17.

Three-day event tickets as well as camping sites are currently available for purchase online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

X: http://www.twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Records Two Top Fives During Weekend in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - KENNEDALE, Texas (March 5, 2024) - Dominic Scelzi earned a pair of top-five results last weekend during an ASCS Elite Outlaw Sprints doubleheader in Texas.

Scelzi guided his family-owned sprint car to a fourth-place finish on Friday at Hunt County Raceway in Greenville, Texas, where he placed fifth in a heat race before starting 15 th in the feature.

"The track was hooked up, just super, super wet," he said. "It widened up quite a bit for the feature. We went where they weren't and did our best to stay out of trouble. By the time we got to fourth there was five or six laps to go. I got to the third-place car, but wasn't able to do anything before the race ended. It was a good rally."

The 11 positions gained were the second most for any driver during the race.

Scelzi ventured to Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday. He won a heat race before the feature redraw placed him eighth on the starting grid. Scelzi advanced inside the top five within the first handful of laps before a competitor ran into him from behind, spinning Scelzi and forcing him to restart at the back of the pack.

Once again, Scelzi charged forward and climbed to a season-best third-place finish by the time the checkered flag was waved.

"We were really good both nights, super maneuverable," he said. "I'm happy about our speed. It's frustrating when you feel you have the car to beat both nights and stuff happens, but we have speed and that's what matters as we start our season in the Midwest."

Scelzi will return to the bullring this Friday and Saturday for the World of Outlaws Cowtown Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"It's always nice to at least see a place before you show up there with the best guys in the world," he said. "Hopefully the track is a little wider this weekend. It was a little tough to pass on Saturday. Fingers crossed it's a little wider and we can qualify well to set ourselves up for a good weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 1 - Hunt County Raceway in Greenville, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 4 (15).

March 2 - Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, for the World of Outlaws Cowtown Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K&N Filters

K&N Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters and air intakes in more than 30 countries. K&N sells more than 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines and industrial applications. For more information, visit http://www.KNfilters.com .

"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the best product on the market and we've enjoyed getting to know everyone at K&N throughout the years."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.


 

POWRi Racing Secures Gentleman Jack's Design as Official Open-Wheel Apparel Designer

Belleville, IL (3/4/24) POWRi Racing, the premier sanctioning body for grassroots open-wheel and StockMod racing, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Gentleman Jack's Design as the Official Apparel Designer for the Open-Wheel series’. In addition to this designation, Gentleman Jack's Design will also serve as a sponsor throughout the 2024 racing season.

"We are thrilled to welcome Gentleman Jack's Design to the POWRi Racing family as our Official Apparel Designer and sponsor," said Talin Turner, Series Director of POWRi Racing. "Jack’s reputation for quality and creativity aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering an exceptional racing experience. Together, we look forward to pushing the boundaries of design and style in the world of open-wheel racing apparel."

Gentleman Jack's Design, known for its impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail, will provide custom-designed apparel that reflects the passion and dynamism of POWRi open-wheel racing. From official uniforms to series merchandise and fan apparel, each piece will embody the spirit of speed, competition, and camaraderie that defines POWRi Racing.

"At Gentleman Jack's Design, our passion for crafting apparel that captures the essence of speed and performance remains focused," said Jack Wagner, President of Gentleman Jack's Design. Adding "Partnering with POWRi Racing allows a showcase of completed work on a platform that aligns with our values of excellence and innovation. I’m excited to collaborate with the POWRi team and continue to add to the excitement of open-wheel racing."

As a sponsor, Gentleman Jack's Design will enjoy prominent visibility throughout the season, with branding featured prominently on social media signage, press release coverage, and broadcasting exposure. This strategic partnership not only strengthens the ties between POWRi Racing and Gentleman Jack's Design but also enhances the overall value for sponsors, teams, and fans.

For more information about Gentleman Jack's Design and apparel lines, visit https://www.facebook.com/gentleman.jack.s.design.

Follow along for more information on POWRi items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Facebook at POWRi.


 

 

Thiel shakes off rust in Texas ASCS Elite Outlaw pair; Back-to-back at Kennedale ahead

Mar 4, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (March 4, 2024) – As announced earlier in the year, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 launched their 2024 campaign with a trip to the Lone Star State, activating competition officially with an ASCS Elite Outlaw Sprints pair at Hunt County Raceway and Kennedale Speedway Park on Friday and Saturday, March 1-2.

Despite a tough weekend from an A-Main results perspective, settling for “DNF” finishes in each of the aforementioned starts, there were plenty of shining moments. For example, the Big Wheel was victorious in each of his respective heat races, and with passing points setting the tone for each evening’s A-Main lineup, Thiel’s heat race accomplishments ultimately allowed him to start fifth at Hunt County Raceway and seventh at Kennedale Speedway Park. In fact, at Hunt County, Thiel was within the top-six in passing points following heat race action which propelled him to the feature redraw.

Thiel was battling within the top-five at Hunt County when he was spun on lap two; he restarted at the back but pulled off shortly thereafter.

At Kennedale, Thiel was up to fifth with just four laps scored only to get crossed up and hit; there was no work area and he did not return.

“A tough weekend, but we’re going to shake this off and keep working,” Thiel, driver of the Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, No. 73 sprint car, said. “Hats off to my team. Our end results were frustrating, but they kept their heads up and kept moving forward. The season is young. I’m confident we’ll redeem ourselves when we join the Outlaws this weekend at Kennedale.”

ON DECK:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2024 campaign with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series pair at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Behling Racing Equipment, Winters Performance Products.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
High Limit Sprint Car Series: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvision.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
X: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64
Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

 

Dietrich finds podium in the Pigeon Hills; Lincoln again in upcoming weekend

Mar 4, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 4, 2024) – A pair of Posse starts resulted in a pair podium finishes for “Double-D” Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, continuing their 2024 Central Pennsylvania agenda with a third-place finish at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 3. Dietrich, who started seventh on the 30-lap feature grid, utilized patience and perseverance to edge his way to the aforementioned podium spot, snagging third over Gerard McIntyre with just two circuits remaining.

Dietrich, ace of the Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, kicked off the afternoon program (postponed from Saturday due to Mother Nature) with a third-place finish during heat race competition, sound enough to qualify the feature redraw.

As noted initially, Dietrich is now two-for-two at Lincoln Speedway in the podium category, opening action with a runner-up performance in the annual Icebreaker.

“That was a great race yesterday,” Dietrich noted. “We can certainly get around that place. Hats off to everyone involved, especially my team in working to get us another podium car. That first win is always the hardest to get, but I’m confident we’ll be in that position soon. We’ll be back to Lincoln next weekend to try and outdo these last few starts.”

COMING UP NEXT:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with another visit to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 9.

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, Cochrancars.com, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Blud Lubricants.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: N/A
Top-Fives: 4
Top-Tens: 4

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished fifth in each of his USCS/Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout (Volusia Speedway Park) starts on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27. Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on Sunday, February 25. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway start on Sunday, March 3.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
X: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.


 

 

Whittall eager for Port Royal Speedway Opening Night

Mar 4, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (March 4, 2024) – Justin Whittall’s 2024 agenda has been a busy one to say the least, but it’s time to add another chapter, as the Vincentown, New Jersey, ace is set to activate Port Royal Speedway’s schedule with their annual season opener on Saturday, March 9.

Whittall, who opened the new year with action at Volusia Speedway Park under car owner Glenn Styres, followed by back-to-back appearances at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway, is certainly no stranger to the Port Royal Speedway half-mile, earning a late-season victory at the state-of-the-art complex in 2022.

In addition, Whittall’s recent Port Royal stat card includes a top-ten score in the Bob Weikert Memorial opener on May 27, and a 13th-place score in the prestigious Tuscarora 50 on Thursday, October 5 – each event featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions.

As noted, much of Whittall’s early season focus has been aimed on the Pigeon Hills, finishing 17th in his most recent Lincoln start on March 3 after kicking off the program with a runner-up performance during heat race competition.

“We’re ready to get back to Port Royal Speedway,” Whittall, driver of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, Milky Way Restaurant, No. 67 sprint car, said. “We enjoy visiting Lincoln when the schedule allows, but our main focus has always been on Port Royal. Our team has a pretty solid foundation built around that place and we’re confident we can open their season in a big way. Hopefully Mother Nature plays nice and we can get the year rolling.”

ON DECK:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2024 campaign with Port Royal Speedway’s opening night on Saturday, March 9.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, Milky Way Restaurant.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports
X: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

BOHUD RACING PODIUMS IN NSW TITLE

It was set to be one of their biggest challenges, and the Bohud Racing team and their driver Michael Stewart rose to the challenge and were rewarded with a second-place finish in last night’s NSW 410 Sprintcar Title at Dubbo Speedway.

With the NSW Title boasting a strong field of some of country’s leading 410 Sprintcar teams, the Bohud Racing team headed into the event as one of the best chances for the NSW-based drivers. However, they knew they had to step up their game if they were going to get close to repeating their feature-race winning performance from last month’s previous visit to the Dubbo Speedway track, but they well and truly stood up last night and it led to them nearly claiming the top spot on the NSW Title podium.

After qualifying on pole position for the NSW Title deciding feature race, Stewart battled in the early stages with leader and current Australian Champion Lachlan McHugh, before the latter made a mistake in lapped traffic and Stewart was able to take control of the lead. From lap six through to lap 29, Stewart held down the lead on a fast, heavy track, but due to the nature of the track and having to use more helmet tear offs than usual, he ran out of them (tear offs) and it consequently hindered his vision and eventually led to McHugh getting the lead back. Despite his best efforts during the final stages of the 35-lap event, Stewart’s lack of vision on his helmet prevented him from mounting a challenge to reclaim the lead from McHugh and he went on to finish in second.

“To finish second amongst such a strong field in an NSW Title is a wonderful result for the Bohud Racing team, and I can’t thank them enough for all of their efforts,” expressed Stewart, who had earlier in the night recorded the second fastest lap in qualifying time trials and then went on to claim victory in his heat race, which earned him the highest points spot heading into the NSW Title decider.

“As much as I’m happy to finish on the podium, the racer in me is just a little bit disappointed to finish where we did after we had held the lead for such a long time, but that’s just the way the racing game goes sometimes, and we move on to our next race meeting.”

Bohud Racing team owner Scott Jones was very pleased with Stewart’s performance to put the NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Inland Petroleum supported Triple X car on the NSW Title podium.

“It was a fantastic night for the whole Bohud Racing team, but it was disappointing that Michael ran out of tear offs in the closing stages, as he drove well throughout the night and was looking good out in front,” he said.

“That said, to be able to come away from an NSW Title with a second-place finish behind the current Australian Champion is an outstanding achievement, and it’s just another positive step in the right direction for Michael and the team.”

The Bohud Racing team’s focus now turns to this Saturday night, when they travel to Stewart’s home track: Canberra’s ACT Speedway. In what is a historic occasion, it’s going to be the first time Sprintcars have raced at the ACT Speedway venue.

If you haven't already, be sure to grab your Bohud Racing / Michael Stewart merchandise. You can come and see us in the pits after a race meeting or you can visit our online merchandise store via www.bohudracing.com.au .

The Bohud Racing team is proudly supported by the following 2023-24 season sponsors:

• ARRMA Australia

• Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares

• Hills Truck Sales - Wollongong

• Inland Petroleum

• Sloanebuilt

• Suttons Trucks Arncliffe

• AEI Insurance Broking Group

• KRE Race Engines

• B&B Graphics

To find out more about Bohud Racing and their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Bohud Racing.

 

 

CHAMPION CAR OWNERS IMPRESSED WITH AUSTIN WILLIAMS DEBUT

(Menifee, CA, February 29, 2024) When it comes to creating a positive impression, veteran driver Austin Williams had some big shoes to fill when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series opened the 2024 campaign last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. After all, he was the new driver for 2023 champion car owners Tom and Christy Dunkel. When all was said and done, the owners were ecstatic with the veteran driver's initial outing in their ultra-clean #17W.

Williams, the son of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rip Williams, picked up the Inland Rigging ride when 2023 champion Brody Roa stepped out of the car in January to spend more time with his family. When Williams got the ride, there was a marriage of the two teams. The result is a car, driver, and crew that is one of the favorites to win the 2023 championship.

The owners began the campaign brimming with hope and they were quickly rewarded with a great qualifying effort from the Corona, California driver. He turned in a lap of 16.658. That proved to be the third quickest of the 27 cars on hand. Needless to say, everyone in the #17W camp was very happy.

In his 10-lap heat race, the driver who will be walking down the aisle on May 18th, ended up second. That was despite an issue developing with the car.

“We were extremely thrilled with what we were able to salvage,” Tom Dunkel said a couple of days after the race. “ Unfortunately, we developed some brake issues. With two laps to go in the heat race, he lost all brakes. So, we scrambled between the heat race and the main and we got brakes for him. We replaced a bunch of stuff. We got it to where he was real happy with the pedal, but as he pushed off for the main he hollered at us that he had no brakes.”

No brakes or not, Williams, who is affectionately known as “The Big Game Hunter” to all of his fans, was off to a good start. Much to the delight of the team, he was going to be a contender for the victory.

“He was doing extremely well and was trying to run the bottom, the top, and moving around,” Dunkel exclaimed. “I could not have been any more happy with him for his will to drive that thing with no brakes. It was absolutely impressive with what he was able to do.”

Things were looking good early on as Williams masterfully kept the car in contention. Then disaster struck on lap 10. Cars in front of him tangled and he had nowhere to go and got involved. Two other cars who got collected and came to a stop in the shunt with Williams were his older brother Cody and Inland Rigging sponsored Eddie Tafoya Jr. While the other two were done for the night, Williams made a quick trip to the work area where the Inland Rigging crew jumped into action.

“Unfortunately, he got tangled up there, with Tafoya and Cody,” Dunkel commented. “It ended up knocking the front end out. It was good enough to keep rolling, but with no brakes and a bent front end, to come from the back to 11th it was absolutely impressive. I could not have been any happier.”

“It was 100% a racing deal,” Dunkel stressed. “It was just one of those things where we were in the wrong spot at the wrong time. Everybody was going for a limited amount of real estate. Thankfully, we were able to restart so we had the opportunity to kind of help salvage our night.”

Williams started at the back in the wounded car and masterfully drove forward for an extremely hard-fought 11th-place finish. He recorded a lap of 17.230 during the race. Amazingly, that came on lap 24 after the car was damaged in the tangle. Only six other drivers recorded faster times.

Dunkel was very happy with the way the driver and the new and old crew members meshed together. Everybody’s work and dedication promise some wins and a championship run in 2024.

“He has his driving style and he knows what he likes,” Dunkel happily stated. “It was actually super flawless. It was kind of unfortunate our results really didn’t show how good we were all night and how well we worked together on and off the track. I was extremely happy working with him and his entire crew. Rich Rustin, Paul Dean, and Joe, were there and my son Aiden was out there as well.”

“Unfortunately, Zac (team manager Zac Bozanich) had some plans and was not able to make it but he was on the phone all night long,” Dunkel said of Brody Roa’s longtime crew chief. “I cannot say enough about him. There is so much to say about his effort leading up to this race that really helped us all night.”

This week Dunkel and Tafoya were scheduled to contest the inaugural race of the Ultimate Sprint Car Series Presented By Inland Rigging at the Ventura Raceway. However, due to the impending rain, the race was postponed until April 13th.

Next for the Inland Rigging team will be two nights of racing, Friday, March 8th, and Saturday, March 9th, at the Imperial Valley Raceway during the California Mid-Winter Fair. Williams will be joined by Dunkel and Tafoya for the late winter show.

Dunkel would like to thank the following 2024 season sprint car sponsors. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, Specialty Fasteners, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Osborne Speed & Machine, Maverick Transport, and HBC. If you would like to join this championship team for another title run this year, please contact Dunkel using the information at the top of this release.

Tom Dunkel’s 2024 Racing Results

1/11/24 SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 8th C Feature

1/13/24 SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 11th L Feature

Austin Williams 2024 Race Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

 

 

Ohio Logistics continues to help Brad Doty Classic grow

Saturday, March 2, 2024

ATTICA, Ohio – It’s a very special relationship between Attica Raceway Park, Brad Doty and Ohio Logistics. Ohio Logistics will once again be the title sponsor of the 36th annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at “Ohio’s Finest Racing Speedplant,” and it marks the 17th year – nearly half of the event’s history – the Findlay, Ohio based company has been a big part of the race.

Ohio Logistics helps businesses with their warehousing, distribution and transportation services locally and across the globe. In other words, Ohio Logistics help businesses grow and prosper – exactly what the company does for the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 16.

“We are so thankful to have great marketing partners like Chuck Bills of Ohio Logistics. It’s incredible to think our first meeting way back 17 years ago would lead to this many years of collaboration together,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the event.

“Our relationship with Chuck and Ohio Logistics means so much to us at Attica Raceway Park. We look forward to seeing Chuck, his family, and many of his employees and guests on race day,” added Doty

When the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series comes to Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 16 for the 36th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic, the competitors will be battling for the $15,000 payday and the special trophy and hardware that go to the winner.

This year will mark the 19th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic. There have been 25 different winners in the 33 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out). NASCAR champion Kyle Larson claimed his third Brad Doty Classic in 2023. It was his third Doty win in the last four years.

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic link at the top of the main page.

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

Follow Brad Doty on Twitter @braddoty18 and on Instagram @braddoty18

Brad Doty Classic Winners

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

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

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 – Donny Schatz (4)

2019 – Brock Zearfoss

2020 – Kyle Larson

2021- Spencer Bayston

2022-Kyle Larson (2)

2023-Kyle Larson (3)

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. 2024 USAC/CRA SERIES OPENING NIGHT RESULTS

(Chino, CA, March 1, 2024) Eddie Tafoya Jr’s promising opening night in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at Perris Auto Speedway came to an end when he was clobbered from behind in the 30-lap main event. One of the favorites for the series title in 2024, his #51T will be repaired and ready for round #2 at the same Riverside County half-mile clay oval on March 16th.

Twenty-seven cars showed up for the 2024 season opener on a chilly Southern California night. Tafoya’s popular sprint car, adorned with red foil trim, was one of the 27 on hand and he first showed the speed of the flashy machine when he was seventh fastest in hot laps with a best lap of 17.343. That was followed up with a 16.889 time in qualifying, which was 10th fastest in the talent-laden field.

Tafoya, 26, started third in the series' first 10-lap heat race of the campaign and advanced up to second by race end. The finish earned him a ticket straight into the 30-lap main event.

For the A, the 2018 PAS Young Guns Champion and 2019 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year started on the outside of row four in eighth. Working his way forward, the talented driver was attempting to break into the top five. However, at the end of lap nine, he was clobbered from behind on the front straightaway. The hit triggered a multi-car crash that sent Tafoya hard into the inside wall. The wallop tore the front end out of the car and left him with an annoying 21st-place finish.

Tafoya was set to debut in the new Ultimate Sprint Car Series Presented By Inland Rigging this Saturday at the Ventura Raceway. However, on Thursday morning track officials canceled the race due to incoming rain. The race has been rescheduled for April 13th. The veteran racer will now debut in the USCS when it visits Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway on March 30th.

While the Chino Hills, California driver saw this weekend get washed out, he will still have a busy month of on-track activities. This coming Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th, Tafoya and Inland Rigging teammates Tommy Dunkel and Austin Williams will be racing during the California Mid-Winter Fair at the Imperial Valley Raceway. Both nights will be complete shows. He will make his first of two 2023 trips to Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on March 23rd. Those races will be joined by the aforementioned March 16th and 30th dates at Perris and Kern.

Tafoya’s busy schedule will continue in April when he will be racing every Saturday during the month. On April 6th and 27, he will be contesting USAC/CRA races at Mohave Valley Raceway and Perris. Sandwiched in between will be USCS shows at Ventura and the Bakersfield Speedway.

If you would like to hear the friendly driver on his 2023 Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks Podcast, please visit the following link https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Hox9dg0iRGXo0szabeqDy

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, Inland Rigging, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Gasper Transportation, CMI Precision Machining, Owen’s Insurance Services, Keen Concrete, DRC Chassis, and Rider Racing Engines for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2024 USAC National Results

January 11 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

January 14 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 7th D Main

February 9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

 

 

FATHER AND SON BRENT AND GRANT SEXTON BOTH MAKE USAC/CRA MAIN AT PERRIS

(Lakeside, CA, February 29, 2024) The Sexton Gatling Racing Team combo of father and son Brent and Grant Sexton, made its 2024 debut when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series opened its season last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. Both team drivers made the night’s main event. This Friday and Saturday, Brent will be racing in the 30th anniversary season openers for the California Lightning Sprint Car Series at the Imperial Valley Raceway.

Grant, who was the 2023 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year, was the fastest qualifier of the family duo with a lap of 17.500. That was 20th in the stellar field of 27 cars that showed up with top drivers from California, Indiana, Arizona, and Ohio. Brent was four spots behind his youngest offspring with a time of 18.212.

Heat race action saw Grant on the track first in the second 10-lapper of the night. Starting seventh, his car was suffering from overheating issues. Unfortunately, he finished in the same spot that he started. That meant a trip to the 12-lap B main. A few minutes later, 50-year-old Brent was in the third heat. Like Grant, he also started and finished seventh. That meant both would be fighting for one of the 10 sought-after transfer spots in the B main.

The B main featured 13 cars. Grant was again starting seventh, while Brent began in the 10th and final transfer spot. In the race, Grant caught a piece of someone else's mess and bent his front axle. Despite that, he was still eighth when the Steve Russell checkered flag signaled an end to the 12-lapper.

Brent held off the drivers behind him and also earned a ticket into the A by placing 10th.

For the start of the 30-lap finale, both Sexton’s were mired deep in the pack. Grant started 18th and Brent was inside row 11 in the 21st position. Grant was babying his engine in the 30-lapper due to the overheating problem earlier in the night. However, when it sprayed him with hot water, he pulled off the track to avoid damaging the power plant. That happened 10 laps before the checkers and he placed 18th.

Brent, who is trying to follow up Grant’s 2023 Rookie of the Year award by taking the crown in 2024, was still slicing and dicing at the end and placed 15th.

“I was excited for how I did,” Brent said afterward. “I did exactly what I wanted to do. Just make the main and finish it. There were 27-cars there and I did that, so I was pretty stoked.”

Earlier in the night after his heat race, he was not so sure he was doing well. The reason was, he was being pranked by his crew.

“The crew was giving me a hard time after the heat race telling me I sucked,” Sexton said with a laugh. “I told Bezio (crew chief David Bezio) I was going to drive it in so hard in the B main. Then he told me they were just kidding and I was doing fine.”

This weekend’s conundrum regarding who was going to race where, was canceled early on Thursday when the inaugural event for the Ultimate Sprint Car Series at the Ventura Raceway was postponed until April 13th due to this weekend’s incoming rain. Brent’s initial plan was to race on Friday at Imperial and then race with Grant at Ventura. AJ Bender would take his place at Imperial on Saturday. With the rainout, Brent will be in the lightning sprint for both races at Imperial.

For fans who want to attend this week’s races at Imperial, wheel packing will start at 5:00 with hot laps and single-car qualifying to follow on Friday. The first race of the night will begin at 7:00. On Saturday, wheel packing will be at 4:30 and again will be followed by hot laps and single car qualifying. The first race will start at 6:30.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a marketing partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2024, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2024 season possible. East County Electric Works, Keys Brothers, BR Motorsports, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt.

Brent Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

Grant Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

 

 

Halligan Strengthens Team with Support from Highly Respected, Long-Time Racing Community Supporter, J&S Classics
Ephrata, PA – March 1, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Jeff Halligan Racing and Risser Motorsports are honored to welcome long-time sprint car racing supporter, J&S Classics, to their family.

The late Jim Kline, who recently passed away after a battle with brain cancer, and his wife Sandy are highly respected members of the racing community in Central Pennsylvania and beyond for many years. The pair owned a very successful sprint car team for some time, then moved on to support tracks, events, and drivers in many ways over the years.

In 2024, the familiar J&S Classics logo will tour Central Pennsylvania speedways on the wing of Jeff Halligan’s No.45.

STREET RODS TO SPRINT CARS

The Kline’s created J & S Fabrication in 1990. Sandy shared that their goal when they started J&S Fabrication was to own a sprint car team. They accomplished that goal in 2001 with their son Dean in the seat.

The Klines owned their famed No. 22 sprint car for a decade, campaigning regularly across Central Pennsylvania from 2001 through the 2010 season. Successful drivers such as Darren Eash, Kenny Jacobs, Jason Johnson, Fred Rahmer, and the late Greg Hodnett graced their seat, recording numerous championships and victories. One of the most memorable was the 2009 National Open at Williams Grove Speedway with Hodnett at the wheel.

J & S Classics was born from Jim’s love of custom street rod cars. Jim started out building cars just for himself but eventually, it grew into the business we know today. Through J&S Classics, Jim and Sandy have continued their support of motorsports for many years.

“Our entire team is grateful for the support of Jim and Sandy. Jim was a great man. Sandy and her family are in our thoughts and prayers as they mourn their tragic loss.”, Jeff Halligan shared.

The additional support is a nice boost for Halligan’s program with Risser Motorsports. The combination has been racing 410 sprint cars together for four full seasons now and has garnered at least one victory in each of those seasons at Port Royal Speedway.

J & S Classics

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SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

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Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!
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The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

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Fleet Reps
EMM Sales & Service, Inc.
Jake’s Golf Carts
Jim’s Maple Syrup
HighDef Suspension
Newlin Bar Service
Alloy Wheel Repair
AL Driveline
Panther Framworx
Scheaffer’s Racing Oil
Roach Wings
HP Engines

 

 

SETH DYER RETURNS TO IMPERIAL WHERE HE SCORED HIS FIRST LIGHTNING SPRINT WIN

(Yucca Valley, CA, February 27, 2024) Teenage racer Seth Dyer will be making a nostalgic return to the Imperial Valley Raceway this Friday and Saturday, March 1st, and 2nd, when the California Lightning Sprint car series opens its historic 30th anniversary season. The track is the site where the young driver won his first-ever main event on October 21st of last year. He will be joined by his father, Jeff Dyer, who opened his racing season in the Avanti Windows and Door’s USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway.

For many young drivers, their first main event win is anything but artistic. They usually involve a lot of luck. Dyer’s effort was anything but that as the teenage racer dominated the competition. He led every lap of the race against a stellar field that included his proud father. Winning the race, helped him sew up the Rookie of the Year award in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Series. It also helped him secure third place in the championship standings.

The now 17-year-old Yucca Valley, California high school student will be in the same #4JR that he drove to the victory five months ago. Familiarity with the track and the car will boost the young driver’s confidence when he hits the surface on Friday night. Gone are the days of just finishing the main event. He is hungrier than ever and hopes to add more first place trophies to the mantel this year.

“I am so pumped to get the season started,” the effervescent driver said on Tuesday evening. “Especially because I ended up winning my first lightning sprint main the last time I was there. I am hoping to do that again. I hope it is a two-lane track this time so it will be a little more fun, I guess you could say. I am going there with some really good confidence.”

The youngster has come a long way over the past five years. After starting out in the tiny Speedway Sprints at Wheel2Wheel Raceway in Victorville, he jumped to the lightning sprints in the CLS two years ago. The transition took some time but he got up to speed quick enough to win his first lightning main in only his 29th start.

While that evolution took a bit of time, the teen shocked everyone including fans when he jumped into a full-size sprint car to race in the Young Gun Class at Perris Auto Speedway last September. Driving a 1200-pound car with a restricted 410 engine for the first time, he stood on the gas in hot laps and stayed on it all night long. He had speed and perhaps more importantly, he displayed great car control.

The youngest of Jeff Dyer’s two sons, Seth has his sights set on winning the 2024 GAS Chassis Young Guns Sprint Car Championship and collecting the brand-new GAS Chassis that goes along with the title. However, he is starting a little behind the 8 ball as his engine was not ready for last week’s season opener,

“Yes, I would say I do,” the teen said if he still thought he could win the title after missing last week’s race. “I will be in a restricted 410, so once I figure out the horsepower I think I will have a little bit of an advantage. I don’t know how much experience they (the other drivers) have going in. I have a little bit of experience. So, I do not think it will be super difficult getting used to the car.”

While Seth will be strapping in for the first time of the year on Saturday, his dad shook off some of the winter cobwebs with the USAC/CRA 410 Sprint Cars at Perris last weekend. The veteran California Highway Patrol Officer was one of 27 drivers to take on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. He qualified 16th fastest at 17.233.

While he was in the thick of the battle for one of the transfer spots in his heat race, he ended up seventh. That meant he had to go to the 12-lap, 13-car B main. The top 10 cars would earn coveted starting spots in the A main. Dyer did so with ease by again placing seventh.

In the 30-lap main event, Dyer started 15th and finished 14th.

“I was more satisfied earlier in the night,” Dyer said of last week’s USAC/CRA opener. “We kind of missed the setup on the car later on. But the car was in one piece and I had a decent finish. I cannot be too disappointed.”

Through the second half of last season and now onto the first race of 2024, Dyer, who won the 2023 POWRi Lightning Sprint Car championship, has looked much better in the 410 car.

“I have just kind of gotten better at driving the car harder,” Dyer said when pressed on why he has been looking faster. “I have been watching some videos. Everyone says that Perris is one of the hardest tracks to run at because you have real long straightaways and tight corners. You kind of have to find that fine line of driving it hard but not too hard.”

The older Dyer is looking forward to this weekend’s doubleheader at Imperial. He has raced lightning sprints and his 410 on the track over the years.

“We do well there,” the friendly driver said. “We have won there and podiumed quite a bit. Last year we probably should have won the opener but we ended up breaking while we were in the lead. In the summertime when we went back it was hot and we were competitive.”

After this week’s race at Imperial, the Dyers will be in Bakersfield for the third CLS race of the year on March 9th. One week later, it will be back to Perris Auto Speedway for the next round of the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series and the GAS Chassis Young Gun Sprints.

At Imperial this week, the pit gate will open at noon on Friday, driver check-in is 3:00-4:00 p.m., wheel packing will start at 5:00 with hot laps and single-car qualifying to follow. The first race of the night will begin at 7:00. On Saturday, the pit gate and driver check-in times will be the same. Wheel packing will be at 4:30 and again will be followed by hot laps and single car qualifying. The first race will start at 6:30 on Saturday.

In 2024, the following marketing partners are helping keep the Dyers on the track. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, Straight Time Stirrups, Justice Brothers, Fonseca Racing, Specialty Fasteners, and Blud Racing Lubricants. If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2024, call (760) 550-7237 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandparents, Glenn, and Beverly Sels, throughout the 2024 season.

Jeff Dyer’s 2024 Racing Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

 

 

AFTER AN IMPRESSIVE USAC/CRA SERIES PERFORMANCE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY, BRADEN CHIARAMONTE HAS A AND B OPTIONS THIS WEEKEND

(El Cajon, CA, February 28, 2024) Following an impressive 16th to 8th showing in the 20th anniversary season opening USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series main event last weekend, Braden Chiaramonte has a couple of options for this Saturday night. Weather permitting, he will be contesting the inaugural USCS race at the Ventura Raceway. However, rainy weather conditions may throw a wrench into those plans. If weather indeed intervenes, the #73B team will load up its 600cc micro and head to Arizona’s Adobe Mountain Speedway.

Last week Chiaramonte, who turned 17-years-old on Sunday, shined in the 30-lap main event at Perris. Competing in a powerful 410 sprint for only the third time and the first time on the lightning fast ― mile clay oval, he began the main event in 16th and raced forward to an eighth-place finish. That gives the talented teen three top 10s (two of them being top five) in his first three 410 starts.

In qualifying, the El Cajon, California rising star ended up 17th with a lap of 17.343. A new setup for the heat did not deliver the goods as hoped. Needing a fourth-place finish to qualify for the A main, Chiaramonte ended up seventh. That meant he would have to race in the B main and finish in the top 10 of the 13 car field to make the A. He did so with no problem and recorded the fastest lap in the race with a dazzling 16.810.

The main not only featured the best traditional 410 sprint car drivers on the West Coast but also top drivers from Arizona, Indiana, and Ohio. Chiaramonte went nothing but forward in the main event. He smoothly and methodically passed eight cars to finish eighth. Only one other driver passed more cars – nine - than Chiaramonte. Just as impressive as his passing job was his fastest lap in the race. His 17.072 was faster than the best lap of the main event winner. In fact, only one other driver had a quicker lap in the main than the handsome rookie.

Chiaramonte, who will be competing regularly in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and USAC/CRA Series this season, will next see action at Perris on March 16th.

As of now, the plan is still in place to race at Ventura with the USCS on Saturday. Over the past two seasons, Chiaramonte has made two appearances at the track located at the beach. His best finish was a seventh with the USAC Western Midgets in May of 2022. His last appearance came at the track three months ago when he placed 13th in the B main at the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

The racers at Ventura are hoping for clear skies so they can race. The racers at Adobe Mountain are also hoping for clear skies at Ventura so Chiaramonte will race there, rather than battle with them in the “Copper State.” In three appearances at Adobe last season, Chiaramonte posted two wins and a sixth-place finish.

To keep updated on the weather at Ventura or for ticket prices and times visit http://venturaraceway.com/ or call (805) 648- RACE. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001).

If Ventura is rained, instead of heading north, Chiaramonte will head east to Adobe The track is located at just south of Pinnacle Peak Road on 43rd Avenue in Glendale, Arizona. Wheel packing will begin at 4:30 with racing to follow. General admission tickets for those 13 and over are $10.00. For kids 5-12 it is only $5.00 and children 4 and under are free. The track website is at https://www.adobemountainspeedway.com/ and the office phone is (207) 977-6520.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tyner, and Keizer Wheels.

Braden Chiaramonte’s 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

 

 

River Valley Builders Returns As PASS Series Sponsor 02-27-2024

River Valley Builders, the region’s leader in custom modular home building, is returning in 2024 for its third season of sponsoring the PA Sprint Series, the area’s oldest and largest IMCA/RaceSaver series.

Based in Selinsgrove, River Valley Builders offers quality-built, custom modular homes to buyers throughout the Northeast. Turnkey packages are available within 60 miles of Selinsgrove, with delivery to buyers farther away, who select their own contractor to finish the job. An astounding 200 different models are available, and customization opportunities are virtually endless.

Once again this year, River Valley’s primary contribution as series sponsor is to fund the PASS points fund, which is designed to reimburse each of the top 25 teams for the cost of its IMCA license.

“These guys are the perfect match for this series,” said PASS Director Rod Ort. “Like RaceSaver, they offer the most affordable options but with something for everybody. They also believe in doing everything the right way.

“From a personal standpoint, they’re also great to work with.”

The 2024 River Valley Builders PASS schedule includes 33 races, with the possibility still existing for late additions. The year fires up on Saturday, March 30, at Path Valley Speedway, which has been hosting the series since 2000. The following weekend, on Saturday, April 6, Port Royal Speedway will run the rescheduled Keystone RaceSaver Challenge (a/k/a the Blue Collar Classic), which was postponed due to weather issues last October.

The series, now in its 26th year, will race on nine different tracks in 2024, with Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways having the most stops. 2023 Champion Logan Spahr will lead another large contingent of teams aiming for checkered flags. More than 100 drivers ran at least once last year, with one-quarter of them competing in 10 or more events.

PASS is part of the national IMCA/RaceSaver organization that sanctions affordable sprint car racing throughout the United States, with an estimated 700-800 active competitors. For more information, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

 

 

COVINGTON KICKS 2024 OFF WITH A PODIUM AT SOUTHERN RACEWAY

Matt Covington - Glenpool, OK. (Feb 28th,2023) Matt Covington and team kicked off the 2024 season with the USCS Tour at Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida. The results were a podium and 8th place finish, accomplishing the purpose of shaking the car down in preparation for a loaded schedule.

“There were some positives from the weekend for sure,” stated Covington. “Both nights the car was solid and had tons of speed with no mechanical issues. That gives me confidence in our package and winter preparations. We didn’t draw well either night, but we made adjustments that helped all weekend and definitely gained on it from start to finish. On Friday night, we got the car a little lazy on the right rear and struggled on corner exits to make the runs and passes we needed. We made some solid changes for Saturday and it showed in the feature as we went 8th to 3rd. We definitely learned some good things for the notebook. Also, a big thanks to Vern and all the supporters we have this year making it possible for us to travel up and down the road, chasing another season. I’m excited to see what this year will bring. We do need to keep one of our big supporters Ken Tate in our thoughts and prayers. He has been heavy in our hearts as he continues to fight a major illness at home.”

Up next for Matt and the team is some 410 action with the Elite Outlaw Sprints in Texas. Friday night race will be at Hunt County Raceway, followed by Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park.
Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who will make this upcoming 2024 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2024 STATS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP:
3/1/24 Hunt County Raceway - Greenville, TX
3/2/24 Kennedale Speedway Park - Kennedale, TX

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: This weekend's action will be live video streamed on RaceOn.com. You can also catch live scoring data and follow along on myracepass.com.

MERCHANDISE: Check back soon for New 2024 shirts that are finalized and in process. They will be on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com and in the trailer within the next few weeks. A few 2023 shirts left over and on sale now (limited sizes).www.shopmattcovington.com

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2024 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on X (formally known as twitter), @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing and Tik Tok at @mattcoivngtonracing

 

 

VELOCITA-USA TO INCREASE PARTNERSHIP WITH HOVIS RUSH RACING SERIES; ALL 2024 WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPIONS TO RECEIVE A CUSTOM "UNLIMITED" DRIVERS SUIT VALUED AT $1100

By Mike Leone

February 28, 2024 -

(Pulaski, PA)...Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce Velocita-USA will not only return for an 11th consecutive year as a major marketing partner, but will also increase its participation with the Series for the upcoming season. Not only will Velocita continue to award drivers suits, shoes and gloves at many of the Series' "Manufacturers Nights" presented by MSD Performance, but in 2024 will also award a custom Velocita-USA "Unlimited" suit to each of the 2024 Weekly Series Champions!

"We first met Velocita owner Brad Smith around 13 years ago down south," explained Emig. "He was actually driving a Crate Late Model at Ocala Speedway in Florida and we got to know him personally through the years at various trade shows. Back in 2014, Velocita started by awarding a suit to a RUSH Late Model and Sportsman Modified racer at our Manufacturers Nights. As RUSH grew to additional divisions, Brad stepped up and awarded additional suits, driving shoes and gloves, certificates and more. Strong long-term relationships like the one RUSH and Velocita has shared over the years are few and far between and it's certain one we are very proud of!"

Now for 2024, the Weekly Series Champions in each of the RUSH classes including the Late Models presented by City Chevrolet, Sportsman Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Pro Mods, and Stock Cars will receive a Velocita-USA full custom "Unlimited" drivers suit valued at over $1,100! Currently, Velocita-USA is offering RUSH racers special "exclusive" offers that are detailed in the following link: https://www.rushlatemodels.com/Velocita%20RUSH%20Ad%202024.pdf. Financing is available. Any questions about discounts or sales, please contact Allison Gregg at 336-764-8502 ext 1 or allison@velocita-usa.com.

"I cannot tell you how appreciative we are for Velocita's contributions to RUSH and I know our racers feel the same," added Emig. "Each year, the Velocita suits are some of the most sought after products that are distributed at Manufacturers Nights, and now this will be a tremendous bonus for each of our champions. It really makes me feel good when I see so many RUSH racers wearing Velocita suits; their support of our partners is key to having them move forward with us and this is a perfect example of just that!"

Velocita is the premium manufacturer of racing suits, gloves, shoes and crew apparel. Velocita is here for the diehard, knuckles-busted, blood, sweat and tears racer. Velocita makes the items that will not only protect you, but look great, last long and are affordable. Velocita has built their business in the pits and on the track. Racer-owned and operated, Velocita understand fit, function and style. If you’re looking for the best value in safety and crew apparel, look no further, you’ve found your new home.

From their SFI and FIA certified apparel to premium karting line, Velocita offers rock solid fit finish quality and value. Nobody in the industry builds bad or unsafe product, we all answer to a very high standard with SFI and FIA. Relationships are very valuable, if you have a relationship with a current manufacturer, Velocita encourages you to build on it; however, if you are looking to develop a new relationship they would love to show you Velocita. Contact Velocita at Art@Velocita-USA.com or 336-764-8502. For more information, check out their website at www.velocita-usa.com. Like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Velocitausa

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Gunter's Honey, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Bilstein Shocks, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, and Terry Bowser Excavating.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our various Facebook and Twitter pages by searching for the appropriate RUSH Series.

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH HOOSIER TIRE CANADA

ST. MARYS, Ont. (February 27, 2024) - The Southern Ontario Sprints and Hoosier Tire Canada are pleased to announce a new partnership.

The partnership will see the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) season championship point fund bolstered, and Hoosier tires mandated on all four corners of each car competing in all SOS races. As well, the right rear tire must be the Hoosier HTC.

Hoosier Tire was founded I