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Cory Haas secures top-ten during Williams Grove Speedway season opener

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (March 18, 2019) – After making a last minute decision to bypass the annual Icebreaker at Lincoln Speedway, Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports finally activated their 2019 campaign and completed a Central Pennsylvania doubleheader on Saturday and Saturday, March 16 & 17.

Although a bit rusty after a near-five month hiatus, Haas and Trone displayed consistency and perseverance during their opening weekend of competition, ultimately wrapping up their two-day sweep through south-central Pennsylvania with a 12th place performance at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, followed by a tenth place finish, a product from row seven, during the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday.

In actuality, Haas was battling within the top-ten at Lincoln before settling for his 12th place finish. A decision to utilize the bottom groove proved to be a poor one for Haas, ultimately losing several positions before transferring his momentum back to the top of the speedway.

“The track was pretty good at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday. We had a few opportunities during restarts to capitalize, but they really didn’t go our way. At Lincoln, we tried to make the bottom work, but we ended up getting stuck down there and lost a few spots,” Cory Haas explained, driver of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Old Republic Distillery/Creekside Auto Sales/No. 39 sprint car. “Regardless, it feels good to be back in a sprint car. I can’t thank John Trone enough for the opportunity to come out here and do this again. We are working toward a big year. I’m excited to keep things going.”

Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports will continue their 2019 campaign with repeat visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23, respectively.

SPECIAL THANKS: Cory Haas and John Trone would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Trone Outdoor Advertising, Wicked Cushion, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, York PB Truss, Maxim Chassis, Connecticut Oil Kings, KSE, Wings Unlimited, QA1 Shocks, Old Republic Distillery, Creekside Auto Sales, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow Cory Haas on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/665179853507583/. Keep up with Cory Haas online at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.troneoutdoormotorsports.com.

STATS: 2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway – 4/6, Williams Grove Speedway – 9/2)

2018 Highlights: Cory Haas earned his first top-five finish of the 2018 season on Saturday, March 17, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Finished sixth during Lincoln Speedway’s Sprint Spring Championship. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 6. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished eighth during Walt Dyer Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 25. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway (3rd) and Lincoln Speedway (6th) on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. Finished second during Weldon Sterner Memorial at Lincoln Speedway on June 16. Finished third during World of Outlaws Tune-Up at Williams Grove Speedway on July 13. Earned two top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 11. Finished seventh against All Stars at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 25. Won Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway for a third time on Sunday, September 2. Finished 12th during 2018 Williams Grove Speedway National Open featuring the World of Outlaws. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove on October 5; fourth during regular show and sixth during Al Hamilton Tribute.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17.

 

 

Justin Whittall’s 2019 season officially underway; Joined Posse at Lincoln and Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (March 18, 2019) – After months of waiting, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall finally kicked off his 2019 season, doing so by joining the Pennsylvania Posse during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively.

Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car, highlighted his weekend in the Keystone State with a 14th place finish during the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17.

Although Whittall dropped outside of the top-ten, ultimately fading to 14th after starting sixth on the feature grid, it was a positive experience for the former United Racing Club (URC) traveler, and he is already looking forward to his return to the world-famous paperclip.

“We didn’t have the car where it needed to be on Sunday, but we learned a lot and we’ll use that to our advantage,” Justin Whittall explained, now a full-time Pennsylvania Posse competitor since graduating from the 360c.i. ranks. “It takes a lot of time and a lot of laps to learn how to be quick on a dry and slick racing surface. Regardless, we had fun and I’m happy.”

Whittall’s visit to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon had some mishaps, but the end result was satisfactory; salvaging an 18th place finish after being forced to compete in the afternoon’s consolation event. A cut tire during heat race action was the culprit forcing Whittall to the consolation race where he would eventually bounce ahead from ninth to finish sixth.

Up next on the schedule, Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will make the trip to the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ for its season-opening program on Saturday, March 23.

SPECIAL THANKS: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Atlantic Utility Trailer, Brotherton Brewing Company, Pioneer Auto Body, and Worldwide Bearings.

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

STATS: 2019 JW Motorsports Statistics: (thru March 18, 2019) Top-5s: N/A Top-10s: N/A Wins: N/A

2018 Highlights: Finished third during 2018 United Racing Club (URC) opener at Carolina (N.C.) Speedway. Finished 11th during URC competition at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished eighth during 360c.i. action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Qualified for Bob Weikert Memorial finale (410c.i.) main event at Port Royal Speedway on May 27. Finished fourth during 410c.i. competition at Port Royal Speedway on August 5. Won URC heat race at Bedford Speedway before rain postponed remaining portions of program. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with 12th place finish during Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season finale on Saturday, October 13. Scored a seventh place run at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, October 14.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively.

 

 

Brett Michalski 17th in Williams Grove Opener

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (March 18, 2019) – Despite a frustrating weekend in Central Pennsylvania, highlighting his two-race sweep with a 17th place finish during the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17, Penndel, Pennsylvania’s Brett Michalski still found some light in his two days in Posse Country and is already looking forward to revisiting The Grove and Lincoln on Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23.

“You have to take the bad with the good and move forward. I’m just happy to be racing in Central Pennsylvania,” Bret Michalski explained, the 2018 Lincoln Speedway Rookie of the Year. “We still have a lot to learn, but we are learning quickly. We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by a lot of great people who help us out. They like to see us improve and we certainly appreciate their input. We’ll work for better results this weekend.”

Although Michalski missed main event action on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Speedway, finishing just shy of a transfer position during the sprint car consolation event, the second-year sprint car competitor still has a lot to show for in the Pigeon Hills, as Michalski finished tenth during the season-opening Icebreaker one week prior.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS: 2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker

 

Brent Marks rallies to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (March 18, 2019) – Despite the recent weekend ending on a frustrating note, actually losing a Last Chance Showdown transfer position at Stockton Dirt Track after contact with another competitor broke Marks’ front end, the ‘Myerstown Missile’ Brent Marks put together a solid performance at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday, March 15, and ended his evening with a rally from 17th to finish 12th.

Although not a top-ten performance, the finish was important, giving Marks and his Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car team a sense of momentum as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series West Coast Swing continues on Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23, at Ocean Speedway and Placerville Speedway, respectively.

Marks qualified for main event action at Silver Dollar Speedway by finishing fifth during his respective heat race. The Myerstown, Pa., native was in order to use a provisional starting position at Stockton, but a last minute review of the car allowed the team to notice a hole in the radiator; the team surrendered their provisional.

“That was a demanding weekend, to say the least. We got banged around a little bit on Saturday, but those things are going to happen,” Brent Marks explained regarding his visit to Stockton. “When you are racing against that level of competition, there are no soft spots. You have to race hard for every position. Unfortunately for us, we got beat up a little bit at Stockton. Friday night was better, but still not quite where we want to be. We’ll get things turned around soon.”

Brent Marks will enter the Ocean and Placerville events 17th in the current World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship standings.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

2019 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.

STATS: 2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics: WoO Top-5s: N/A WoO Top-10s: N/A WoO Wins: N/A Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15.



Danny Dietrich scores first win of 2019 during visit to the Pigeon Hills

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 18, 2019) – For the first time in 2019, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing are main event winners in Central Pennsylvania. The victory, a third consecutive podium finish for ‘Double-D’ in the Keystone State, was worth $3,500.

Although the nearby-Gettysburg native started from the pole position, it was not an easy victory, as the former Lincoln Speedway track champion lost command to Anthony Macri during the early stages of the main event. Although Macri was seemingly in control, Dietrich tracked him down in a hurry, actually battling back within a car length with just three laps remaining.

As the top two entered turn one on the final circuit, Dietrich dived to the bottom of the speedway, desperately attempting to slide in front of Macri as the pair exited turn two. The move worked perfectly, sealing the deal by blocking the cushion at the entrance of turn three.

“That was fun. I wasn’t sure if we were going to get [Macri], but I knew if we stayed patient, things would work out. I’ve been in that situation before. Sometimes it’s better to be in the second spot during the closing laps,” Danny Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “I can’t thank my guys enough for all of their hard work. We’ll try to do it again next weekend.”

Danny Dietrich capped off his recent weekend with the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday afternoon, March 17. Nearly attaining the weekend sweep, Dietrich was a close second at The Grove, finishing just behind Lucas Wolfe after starting ninth on the grid. Actually, Dietrich caught a break early after Steve Buckwalter failed to take the green; Dietrich moved ahead one row to start seventh.

Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2019 campaign with an upcoming weekend schedule much like the last; visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23, respectively.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

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

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 3
Wins: 1

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17.

 

Zearfoss earns back-to-back top-tens in Posse Country

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 18, 2019) – Despite a few hiccups including a water line issue at Williams Grove Speedway, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss displayed speed and consistency during the recent weekend, ending his Central Pennsylvania double with a pair of top-ten performances, all of which highlighted with an eighth place finish at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 16.

The full-time All Star, who will enter select Central Pennsylvania programs until his All Star schedule resumes on April 11, was battling as high as sixth during feature competition at Lincoln before eventually fading to eighth. Unfortunately, a few bold moves with the intent to gain a few extra spots ended up causing more harm than good.

“We’ll get better at pulling pills sooner or later,” Brock Zearfoss said, who started tenth at Lincoln Speedway, as well as at Williams Grove Speedway during the recent weekend. “Regardless, we did what we could to move closer toward the front. I tried to make some moves at Lincoln, but they didn’t end up helping us. My guys gave me a great car all weekend. I think if we had the opportunity to start closer toward the front, we would have been right there. We’ll keep digging and try again next weekend.”

During the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17, Zearfoss, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/River City Wood Products/No. 70 sprint car, was scheduled to start tenth when disaster struck in the form of a water line issue. Luckily, the team was able to go pit-side before the start of the main event and fix the problem. The downside, they were instructed to restart at the tail of the field.

An impressive recovery, to say the least, Zearfoss bounced back in a hurry, eventually crossing under the final checkers ninth in the running order. The result pushed Zearfoss’ top-ten total to five on the season, now with three consecutive during starts in the Keystone State.

Up next on the schedule, Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports will visit Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23, respectively.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, River City Wood Products, Lumber and Things, Linc Systems, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium

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

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

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

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

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 0 Top-5s: 0 Top-10s: 5

2019 Highlights: Earned pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 15 & 16.

 

 

Kaeding Hustles Sides Motorsports Ride to Podium at Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 18, 2019) - Sides Motorsports registered its second podium finish of the season on Saturday during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Stockton Dirt Track.

Tim Kaeding qualified 17th quickest before he gained a spot to finish fourth in a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.

"Within the first few laps he was up to seventh or eighth and kept picking his way through there," team owner Jason Sides said. "He was really good passing cars by going wherever they weren't. Once he got to the front it was a little less chaotic. I think at one point he was up to second before finishing third."

Kaeding's third-place outing was the team's best finish since placing second last month in Las Vegas. The strong performance came on the heels of a disappointing ending to a stout night the previous evening at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts.

Kaeding timed in second quickest in his group's qualifying round. He then won a heat race before picking up a position to place third in the dash.

"It was a pretty good night going all the way until someone went in there and hit him early in the A Main," Sides said. "It didn't hurt anything but the top wing. We got him back out there. We had some brake issues early in the night. He was having to ride the brakes to keep them pumped up. He got back up to 14th after restarting at the back. One lap going down the backstretch he wasn't able to ride the brakes. He got into the dust and then didn't have any brakes. He went up and over and that was enough. It wasn't worth going back out there and restarting at the back without good brakes."

Sides' weekend wasn't as fun as qualifying got him behind the eight ball and he elected not to start feature events on the tricky tracks.

Both Sides and Kaeding will be back in World of Outlaws action this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., during the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

March 15 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: DNS (6).

March 16 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 9 (8); B Main: DNS (10).

Tim Kaeding:

March 15 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: DNF (3).

March 16 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (13).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a few years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I've needed it the most and we really appreciate his support."

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

 

 

Daniel Gaining Experience During Steep Learning Curve of Racing With the Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 18, 2019) - Time behind the wheel is the biggest focus for every young driver and Mason Daniel is certainly learning lap by lap.

Daniel, who is only a month into his first career season racing a 410ci winged sprint car, gained more valuable experience last weekend during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader in his home state of California.

"It's rough when you look at the finishes, but where we look at it is how were we speed-wise," he said. "We'll check the times. 'Alright, you had the fourth fastest lap, but you didn't finish there. How do we take that lap and repeat it every lap?' You take a whooping racing with the Outlaws. We're rookies racing with the best. We're aiming for small victories."

Daniel qualified 16th quickest in his group to open the action on Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts. A ninth-place finish in a heat race and a fifth-place run in the C Main wrapped up the night.

Daniel ventured to Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. He timed in 33rd quickest in qualifying before advancing from ninth to eighth place in a heat race and from 13 th to eighth place in the Last Chance Showdown.

"The tracks in California are rougher and they change a lot so that's something I have to learn," he said. "If you qualify in the back you're in the back of a heat and if you don't make it through that you're in the back of the B Main. That's where I have to work on my driving. The car is fast enough. I just have to hit my marks and make a better lap in qualifying."

The next opportunity to compete is this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., during the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts. The races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be his first at both tracks.

"It's not like the Midwest where you have to be smooth," he said. "These bullrings are about smashing the gas and hoping you go fast. I've taken the Midwest thinking of trying to be smooth. I think that matters, but after the past weekend and talking to some people out here it's more about hitting the gas and hanging on."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 15 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 9 (8); C Main: 5 (2).

March 16 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 8 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young's Commercial Transfer

Young's Commercial Transfer is a family-owned business with deep roots in California's Central Valley. Young's Commercial Transfer is the largest for-hire hauler of tomatoes in the United States. For more information, visit http://yctinc.com.

"Young's Commercial Transfer started my racing career," Daniel said. "Without them I would never have set foot in a car or had the opportunity I have now. I can't thank them enough for all that they do for us. They have supported me since Day 1 and that means the world to me to have that support."

Daniel would like to thank Dillon Risk Management, BTC Bank, Valley Pacific, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Posts Top-Five Finish With World of Outlaws for Fourth Straight Season

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 18, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi scored his first top-five finish of the season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway.

The fifth-place run during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts at the bullring in Chico, Calif., gives Scelzi at least one top-five result with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' for four consecutive seasons.

"That's a cool stat," he said. "I hope starting in 2019 that's going to be a win for the next four seasons."

The night began with Scelzi qualifying 11th quickest in his group. He then rallied from sixth to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the 14th starting position for the main event.

"It was a little different than that track usually is," he said. "It was slick below the cushion, but had quite a bit of grip on it. We made some changes and I felt better in the heat. We made small changes all night and the car felt great in the main event. Every single lap I got better and better. I tried to throw a bomb on Ian Madsen for third on the last lap. I hit the cushion wrong, it biked me up and we lost a spot to fall to fifth. To be able to fight for third from 14th, you have to be happy about that."

Scelzi's fifth-place finish was his sixth career top five with the World of Outlaws.

The momentum continued on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Scelzi timed in eighth quickest overall and finished second in a heat race to earn a spot into the dash. He gained a position to place third in the dash and that lined him up on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"At the end of the dash I made a lot of speed running the top so I thought if I could get rolling up there I'd be in great shape during the main event," he said. "I got my right rear off the color change and it was like dust. I spun out so quick there was no way I was going to save it. You had to enter high and diamond off the corner. I got in there too hot and had the car sideways and it just took off on me."

Scelzi rallied back from the early spin by driving into the top 20 before he exited the track midway through the race.

"I didn't sleep an ounce Saturday night," he said. "You just hope it doesn't rain out the next weekend. I'm sick to my stomach. All I can do is come back and make sure I do a hell of a job next weekend."

Scelzi is slated to compete with the Outlaws this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., during the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 15 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (14).

March 16 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Line Oil

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

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

 

 

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports Closing in on Start of Season Thanks to Great Partners Like E-Z-GO

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (March 18, 2019) - The start of the racing season is nearing for Trey Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports.

The team plans on kicking off the 2019 campaign the first weekend in April during a USCS Series doubleheader in the Carolinas before shifting focus to the Midwest, where running at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., will be the emphasis.

"It's good to start the year with a couple of 360 races under our belt before we take off for Knoxville," Starks said. "I'm excited to get racing again. It feels like it's been awhile since we've raced. I want to show what we can do at such a great track like Knoxville and thankfully we have a lot of great support and partners that help our team."

E-Z-GO is one of many stellar supporters of Gobrecht Motorsports. The company has become a world leader in transportation and a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility vehicles and personal transportation vehicles.

"Our family business is in its 35th year of having a relationship with E-Z-GO," Gobrecht Motorsports Co-Owner Scott Gobrecht said. "Their continued support of our team is appreciated."

To learn more about E-Z-GO, visit http://www.ezgo.txtsv.com.

UP NEXT -

April 5 at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., and April 6 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO has become a world leader in transportation and a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility vehicles and personal transportation vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.ezgo.txtsv.com.

"E-Z-GO has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

Chase Johnson Victorious on Sixth Anniversary of Tragedy

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (March 18, 2019) - The last half dozen years have been extremely trying for Chase Johnson, who has climbed from the depths of depression following an unimaginable crash that took the lives of his cousin, Marcus Johnson, and Dale Wondergem Jr.

Johnson rediscovered his passion for racing and with it his zest for life by strapping back into a race car months after the 2013 crash. His mission has been to honor his cousin and Wondergem Jr. at each race.

Last Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the horrible crash and it was the first time Johnson has competed on the same day as that fateful event.

"Every time I race it's in memory of Marcus and Dale," he said. "Saturday was the first time I've raced on the anniversary. You have a lot of different emotions running through you on a night like that and I did my best to keep my emotions in check and to focus."

Johnson did more than that as he won a heat race before powering from sixth to capture his second career non-wing sprint car feature triumph during a USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series event at Bakersfield Speedway.

"To win made it even more special of a day," he said. "I'm really glad it ended up like that.

"We got to fourth pretty quick after a good start. Then I picked them off one by one. We had a lot of yellows and red flags. There weren't long green-flag runs. I made most of my passes on restarts. I got to the lead faster than I expected. I think we took the lead on Lap 7. The rest of the race I was running up top and I had a couple of guys poke their nose underneath. I had to move my line around to protect the lead and adjust to how the track transitioned."

The win capped a stellar weekend for Johnson, who did double duty by racing in both his non-wing sprint car as well as a midget for Morris Motorsports the previous night at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif.

Johnson qualified second, advanced from fourth to second in a heat race and finished second in the non-wing sprint car A Main.

"I thought we were going to be in pretty good shape," he said. "We got the early lead and led the first two laps. Then we went into turns one and two and the car biked up pretty bad. We let two cars go by us. That was a big bummer. I tried to recover the best I could. I'm still happy with running second, but it would have been better to win in both cars."

Johnson was victorious in the midget feature. He opened the competition by qualifying second quickest before charging from fifth to second in a heat race. Johnson lined up on the outside of the second row for the main event and he took the top spot midway through the race before pulling away for his second career midget triumph.

"It was a great weekend overall," he said. "This was a weekend when we first put the schedule together we wanted to take advantage of a lot of racing in the same city. I'm really glad we were able to get the win for Del (Morris) in the midget. I was bummed running second in the sprint car because I felt like we had a car that could win, but the next night we were just as fast if not faster and we were able to put the whole night together."

Johnson is scheduled to return to action this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., during the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 15 - Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. (midget) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 1 (4).

March 15 - Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. (non-wing sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

March 16 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. (non-wing sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (6).

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has new t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

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"Pit Stop USA has been a huge supporter of mine since the beginning of my sprint car career in 2010," Johnson said. "Pit Stop USA not only makes sure that I have the correct safety equipment needed, but offers only the best products we bolt onto our race cars. They have made race shopping easy with their great customer service and a top of the line website. I couldn't be happier to represent the online motor sports superstore."

Johnson would also like to thank Fire Suppression Engineering, Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Flowmaster, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, LRB Race Products, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Continues Hercules Tires Dealership Visits in Texas This Week

Inside Line Promotions - BELLVILLE, Texas (March 18, 2019) - Weather has thrown a wrench into Greg Wilson's plans as of recent.

Wilson had planned on tackling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a different idea and forced the track to cancel the event.

That left Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team without an option to race.

"It was unfortunate that we weren't able to race last weekend and we're currently trying to figure out somewhere to race this coming weekend," he said. "In the meantime we're excited for some Hercules Tires dealership visits in Texas."

Wilson was at Jarvis Tire Pros in Bellville, Texas, on Monday and he will appear at Hank's Tire Pros & Muffler in Copperas Cove, Texas, on Tuesday. This week will wrap up with a visit to Cy-Fair Tire in Houston, Texas, on Friday.

"The weather is messing up racing, but it won't slow down our appearances," he said. "We encourage anyone who is in the area of our dealership visits to come out and meet the team."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Tuesday at Hank's Tire Pros & Muffler in Copperas Cove, Texas, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kinsler Fuel Injection and All Pro Cylinder

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All Pro Cylinder is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads, catering to the hardcore racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. For more information, visit http://www.AllProHeads.com.

"Greg at Kinsler has spent a lot of time helping me fine-tune my engines and Bob and Sue Williams at All Pro Cylinder treat us like family," Wilson said. "We're grateful to have partners like Kinsler Fuel Injection and All Pro Cylinder as part of our team."

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

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour Kicks Off at Heart O’ Texas – 3/22/19

Elm Mott, TX (03/18/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series kicks off the 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco on Friday, March 22nd with the running of the Gene Adamcik Memorial. Gene promoted racing at HOT for 32 years before passing away in 2016.

TOP-LINE RACE WEEK HIGHLIGHTS: The current race night forecast is for 72° and partly cloudy with precip showing to not roll in until the wee hours of night. FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 6:30pm-7:15pm. SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 6pm and drivers meeting is at 6:10pm. Hot laps begin around 7:30pm with racing at 8pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.HOTSpeedway.com for all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information.

:30 HOT REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on a hotter-than-HOT August 2018 night, Selby Holder and the track crew had the track in stellar racing condition, producing top-notch racing action. 5th place starter and veteran sprint driver Claud “The Ambassador” Estes III tracked down race-long leader (and nephew) Colby Estes and snuck by him with just a few laps to go and claim the win – much to the support of the large pro-Estes HOT grandstand crowd. 4th place starter Jason Howell would come home in 2nd place while Colby finished in 3rd.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6:30pm until about 7:15pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com will have them for sale starting this Friday, March 8th.

For Heart O' Texas Speedway information, please click www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and note their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on March 22nd.

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

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

Fred Summers will also reward four lucky SCB drivers with the www.FixYourGenerator.com Cash ‘Fix’ Bonus in the drivers meeting with (4) $50 cash awards. Drivers signing in before the drivers meeting will have their names entered in the drawing, and four will be pulled out at the conclusion of the drivers meeting. (Must be at drivers meeting to win.) Thanks to Fred for his long-term support of the SCB series!

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Why are we calling this season the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour? The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past three years, but to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held.

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

And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working.

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018. When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

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

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

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

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 03/06/19:

March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS)

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend)

April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

May 11 (Saturday) – To be announced

May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start

May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)

June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

June 22 (Sat) – To be announced

July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

September 28 (Saturday) - 'Fall Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

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

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday March 22nd when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour comes to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2019!

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Consistency Rewards Parr

Consistency has been the key for Brayden Parr throughout this season’s Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series, and it’s this consistency that banked him enough points to secure a pleasing third-place series finish.

Having narrowly missed out on a top-three Eureka Garages & Sheds Series result in the past two seasons by finishing fourth in the point standings, there was a lot on the line for Parr as he entered last Saturday night’s grand final at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, with the 20-year-old racerbeing in contention for the overall series victory.

Achieving his first goal of qualifying into the feature race, Parr couldn’t quite pull off the passing moves required to elevate him to first place, but his 12th-place finish was enough to cement his position inside the series top three, just one point shy of a runner-up finish.

“We knew that our final spot in the series would come down to where we finished in the feature race, so it was pretty exciting and nerve-racking at the same time,” admitted theEden Park, Vic-based driver, who was piloting the Vic # 77Compass Powder Coating &Metalworx supported car owned by his good friend Clint Baker.

“I probably played it a little bit safe in trying not to get caught up in anything, but overall, we’re very happy to come away with third place, particularly having finished fourth in the previous two seasons, and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to achieve this season.

“In addition to my team, family and sponsors, I have to say a big thank you to my car owner Clint for giving me the opportunity to race his car, along with the Stark family, whose support and assistance has been amazing in the latter stages of the season.”

Filling the driver’s seat in the Stark family car during this Saturday night’s Harbour City Showdown at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, Parr will also be piloting that car during the upcoming Easter Trail, which will take place over three rounds at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway and Premier Speedway on April 19, 20 and 21.

Parr would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support: Compass Powder Coating &Metalworx, TriTech Lubricants, Parr Motorsports, Salt Electrical, Speakmans Auto Electrical, ABSS, KIS Corporate, Prestige Roof Tiling, and Parr Designs.

He would also like to give special thanks to his mum and dad (Kim and Adrian), his younger brother Liam, who is unable to attend Brayden’s races but he gives him a lot of inspiration to do well, and his pit crew Clint Baker, Marcus Green, Dennis (Pa) and Jake, along with the Stark Family.

To find out more about Parr and his team, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Brayden Parr Racing.

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway Officials

Tweak Jam-Packed Schedule Slightly

In Preparation for Season Opener April 26

GAS CITY, Ind., March 18 – Officials of Gas City I-69 Speedway have released a revised schedule of events that reflects division name changes, slight date adjustments for some classes, the addition of two Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) nights and a visit from the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club (MOVRCC).

The former thunder car division is now known as the street stocks division, and its rules have been made more inclusive so cars from other tracks in Indiana can come and compete.

The super street class rules have also been solidified to allow some sportsman and limited late model cars from other tracks to run at Gas City as well.

In addition, the former front-wheel-drive compact class will now be known as the hornets division to allow both rear- and front-wheel-drive cars.

The HARF nights are May 17 and Aug. 30, while the MOVRCC will visit Gas City on June 14.

The jam-packed season opens on Friday, April 26 with the “Lid-Lifter 100” featuring non-wing sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets, street stocks, hornets (aka RWD/FWD compacts) and tough trucks.

All classes of race cars are welcome at the track’s pre-season practice day from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.

Competitors should review the rules for each division on the speedway's website at gascityi69speedway.com. The revised schedule is posted there as well.

Fans and competitors can also follow the speedway on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway2019 Schedule

Sunday, April 14 –Open House/Test and Tune (1-6 p.m.) Open to all types/classes of race cars

Friday, April 26 - Lid-Lifter 100
Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets (sportsman), street stocks, hornets (aka: RWD/FWD compacts), tough trucks

Friday, May 3 - Spring Fever
Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, hornets (aka: RWD/FWD compacts), AMSA mini-sprints

Friday, May 10 - A Salute to Moms
Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, hornets, spectator car racefeaturing moms ($200 to win)

Friday, May 17 - Open-Wheel Madness (HARF Night)
Sprint cars, winged 305 sprints, open midgets, UMRA TQ midgets, 600cc-winged mini-sprints

Sunday, May 19 - Late Model Invasion
American Ethanol late models ($4,000 to win), American Ethanol modifieds ($1,500 to win), hornets

Friday, May 24 - A Salute to the Military
Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, hornets

Wednesday, May 29 – Test and Tune (5-9:30 p.m.) Open to all classes of race cars

Friday, May 31 – Mayhem
Sprints, UMP modifieds, super streets, street stocks, hornets, tough trucks

Wednesday, June 5 – USAC Midget Week
USAC NOS national midgets, sprint cars, 600cc non-wing mini-sprints

Friday, June 14 - Second Annual “Jack andJiggs Classic”
SOD winged sprint cars, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, UMP modifieds, super streets, street stocks, hornets ($400 to win), Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club

Friday, June 21 - Second Annual Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial
Sprint cars ($2,000 to win), UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, hornets, AMSA mini-sprints

Friday, June 28 - Summer Thunder
Sprint cars,UMP modifieds, Street Stock Stampede (minimum $700 to win), hornets, A-class winged micro-sprints

Saturday, July 6 - Star Spangle Spectacular (Fireworks!)
Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, hornets, tough trucks, MMSA mini-sprints

Friday, July 12 - Christmas in July
Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, hornets, AMSA mini-sprints

Sunday, July 14 - Test and Tune (1-5 p.m.) Open to all classes of race cars

Thursday, July 18 - USAC Sprint Week
USAC AMSOIL sprint cars, 600cc non-wing micro-sprints

Friday, July 26 - Wings andFast Things
GLSS winged sprints, UMP modifieds, outlaw 600cc winged mini- sprints, hornets, tough trucks

Friday, Aug. 2 - Summer Slam
Sprint cars, AVSCA sprints, USAC SpeeD2 midgets, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets.

Friday, Aug. 9 - Beach Night Bash
BOSS sprint cars, UMRA TQ midgets, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, hornets

Saturday, Aug. 10 –Night of Destruction, Thrills and Chills!
Monster trucks, school bus races, hornet enduro, mini-van derby, rollover contest, trailer races and more!

Wednesday, Aug. 14 -Test and Tune (5–9:30 p.m.) Open to all classes of race cars

Friday, Aug. 16 - Hot August Night
Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets, street stocks, hornets, USAC SpeedD2 midgets

Friday, Aug. 30 - King of Wings (HARF Night)
FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprints, UMP modifieds, winged 600cc mini-sprints, street stocks, super streets, hornets


Friday, Sept. 6 - Friday Night Fury
Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, hornets, AMSA mini-sprints

Friday, Sept. 13 - Mod Madness
American Ethanol modifieds ($1,500 to win), sprint cars, hornets, USAC SpeeD2 midgets

Thursday, Sept. 26 -Second Annual James Dean Classic
USAC AMSOIL sprint cars, UMP modifieds, 600cc non-wing mini- sprints

Oct. 5-6 - First Annual Fall Festival of Speed
Saturday, Oct. 5 - Sprint cars ($2,000 to win), AVSCA sprints, open midgets, 305 winged sprint cars, MMSA/AMSA 1000cc mini-sprints, tough trucks
Sunday, Oct. 6 - UMP modifieds ($1,000 to win), late models, super streets (sportsman), street stocks, hornets, A-class winged micro-sprints

 

 

Donny Schatz consistent through Stockton, chips away at Pittman’s point lead

Date: Friday, March 15th Event: Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Riebes NAPA AUTO PARTS Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, Calif.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 4th (13th)

Date: Saturday, March 16th Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, Calif.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 8th (10th)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd – 984 points (4 points behind current leader, Daryn Pittman)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 18, 2019) – Entering the weekend, Donny Schatz was 20 points behind Daryn Pittman in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship standings. With the weekend events now complete, the Fargo, North Dakota-native is now only four points behind Pittman, well within striking distance as another round of the World of Outlaws’ West Coast Swing looms.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, joined the Greatest Show On Dirt during visits to Silver Dollar Speedway and Stockton Dirt Track during the recent weekend. Although the defending World of Outlaws champion was unable to earn himself a dash starting position during the weekend pair, Schatz persevered, advancing a grand total of 11 positions in two races while increasing his top-ten streak to seven consecutive in 2019.

Impressive enough, Schatz’ top-ten streak was put to the test on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Forced to start on the inside of row seven after finishing fourth during his respective heat race, Schatz did not hesitate, but instead methodically pick his way through the front half of field. When the dust settled, the Silver Dollar start ended up being the highlight of Schatz’ weekend, rallying from 13th to finish fourth in 35 laps.

Although the climb was shorter, Schatz did advance two positions on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track, moving ahead from the outside of row five to finish eighth on a choppy, but quick racing surface. Schatz’ top-ten was set up by a third place finish during heat race action.

“It was an interesting weekend, to say the least. Despite track conditions and starting positions not in our favor, we salvaged some solid finishes. My team makes all of that possible,” Donny Schatz said, who is seeking an 11th World of Outlaws championship in 2019. “We’ll do whatever we can to get ourselves up front this weekend at Ocean and Placerville.”

Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their West Coast Swing with the World of Outlaws and visit Ocean Speedway and Placerville Speedway, respectively, on Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23. Schatz finished sixth during his most recent start at Ocean Speedway in 2016, advancing from 18th to do so, claiming Hard Charger Award honors in the process.

Although he finished one position lower than where he started, Schatz highlighted his most recent trek to Placerville with a tenth place finish in September.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found atwww.tonystewartracing.com, as well as atwww.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

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

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru March 18, 2019) World of Outlaws Races: 7 World of Outlaws Wins: 1 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 5 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 7

 

Smoke edged out during USCS action at Hattiesburg Speedway

Date: Saturday, March 16th
Event: Hattiesburg Speedway Season Opener
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour / Deep South
Track: Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Miss)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (4th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 18, 2019) – Despite getting the opportunity to compete in only one of two United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour events conducted during the recent weekend, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart took complete advantage of the opportunity and nearly attained his third victory of the 2019 season, missing that feat by fractions of a second.

Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, joined the national-level 360c.i. sprint car series during a visit to Hattiesburg (Miss) Speedway on Saturday, March 16. It was Smoke’s first visit of the season to the Hattiesburg oval; his first start of the year in the state of Mississippi.

The evening, actually postponed one day due to Mother Nature, was nearly perfect for Stewart, as the Columbus, Ind., native cruised to a victory during his respective heat race, followed by a runner-up finish during main event competition. Advancing from the outside of row two, Smoke’s margin of defeat was a mere-inches, edged out by Glenpool, Oklahoma’s Matt Covington at the final checkers.

Stewart was the USCS national point leader entering the Hattiesburg program. Although USCS action continued on Sunday at Magnolia Motor Speedway, prior obligations kept Stewart from attending.

“We really wanted that one, and we were close, but we fell just a little short,” Tony Stewart explained, a USCS and All Star Circuit of Champions winner already in 2019. “We are having a lot of fun out here. Jimmy and Marty continue to give me great race cars and our results back that up. If we keep doing what we’ve been doing, the wins will come.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming sprint car schedule is still uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online, as well as on all of the available social media channels.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found atwww.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

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

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

2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru March 18, 2019)
Total Races: 15
Total Wins: 2
Total Top-5s: 12
Total Top-10s: 13

 

 

Rico Abreu continues Outlaw West Coast Swing with top-tens in Chico and Stockton

Date: Friday, March 15th Event: Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Riebes NAPA AUTO PARTS Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (6th)

Date: Saturday, March 16th Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 6th (14th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (March 18, 2019) – Rico Abreu’s weekend in his home state of California was a success, officially terminating his streak of poor luck with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series by securing back-to-back top-ten performances during starts at Silver Dollar Speedway and Stockton Dirt Track.

Although impressive, finishing tenth and sixth, respectively, during his World of Outlaws starts at Silver Dollar and Stockton, Abreu was forced to do things the hard way all weekend, actually rallying from last on Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway, all before losing a handful of positions on Saturday as the result of a spin while battling for a position inside the top-five.

“It was a wild weekend, but we recovered and that’s the bottom line,” Rico Abreu explained, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Southern Pacific Farms/Lucas Oil Products/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car. “We keep getting better and better each weekend. We had a few recent starts that we needed to shake off, but now we have some positive momentum on our side. All we can do now is take advantage of that momentum.”

Rico Abreu’s visit to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday, March 15, was on pace to be flawless. After qualifying first within his group, and winning his respective heat race, Abreu moved on and finished sixth during the evening’s dash, thus allowing the St. Helena, Calif., native to start sixth on the feature grid.

While battling for a position well-inside the top-ten, Abreu made contact with fellow Californian, Tim Kaeding, on lap six. The contact resulted in Abreu coming to a stop, thus forcing the familiar No. 24 to restart at the tail of the field. Although frustrated, Abreu kept his composure and bounced back for a top-ten, ultimately crossing under the final checkers tenth in the running order.

In a similar scenario on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track, Abreu was on the tail end of charge from 14th to sixth when he lost the handle and spun in turns three and four. Luckily, Abreu never lost momentum nor came to a stop, allowing the former World of Outlaws winner to blend back into the running order with only half of the laps in the books. Abreu recovered quickly, eventually moving ahead to finish sixth at the final checkers.

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2019 campaign with another round of World of Outlaws West Coast Swing action, this time visiting Ocean Speedway just south of San Jose on Friday, March 22, followed by a stop at Placerville Speedway on Saturday, March 23.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru March 18, 2019) Total Races: 8 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 3 Total Top-10s: 5 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Morris Motorsports and Chase Johnson Claim First Ever POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series Win while Engine Issues Plague Michael Faccinto

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip to Kern County Raceway Park on Friday night to take part in the first ever POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series event, Morris Motorsports would grab the win with Chase Johnson while the team battled engine issues in Michael Faccinto’s entry.

With 17 cars in attendance for the revamped series’ first event of the season, Johnson would open the night up by timing the Morris Insurance Agency/Homesmiles.Com/Lucas Oil backed entry in second fastest in time trials.

Racing his way to a second place finish in heat race action, Johnson would find himself in the fourth starting position for the 25-lap feature event. When the green flag was displayed to the field, the Penngrove, CA driver would jump up into the second position and chase after early leader, Maria Cofer.

Stalking Cofer for two laps, Johnson would make his move and take command of the race on the third lap, as Cofer and Austin Liggett would give chase.

Able to keep the field at bay, Johnson would look strong up front as he went on to become the first ever POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series feature event winner.

“I am extremely happy to start off the season like this with Morris Motorsports,” Chase Johnson said. “To be that fast at a track they have never been too, and a place I have never ran a midget shows how strong the team is. I am looking forward to our season ahead together, and can’t thank Del and Robyn Morris enough for their continued support and opportunities.”

Michael Faccinto would also be in action with the Morris Motorsports bunch, but his night would be marred by mechanical issues. Though the team would do all they could it made for a long night for the Hanford, CA driver.

Timing in 13th quickest in hot laps, Faccinto would get off to a nice start in his heat race, until the issues slowed him and eventually forced him to pull off early.

Working feverishly on his machine leading up to the “A”, the team would give it another go, but it would be a short lived race as issues returned at Faccinto retired on the ninth lap and was officially credited with a 16th place finish.

“It was a tough night as we struggled with engine gremlins that were really out of our control,” Michael Faccinto said. “but seeing the program that Del and Robyn Morris have gives me a lot of hope that we are going to have a strong season.”

Morris Motorsports would like to thank Morris Insurance Agency, Homesmiles.com, Lucas Oil, Cal Crush, Walker Performance Filtration, Bruce’s Body Shop, John Meintasis Construction, and TRD for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 2, Wins- 1, Top-5’s- 1, Top 10’s- 1

ON TAP: Morris Motorsports returns to action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA with Chase Johnson back behind the wheel.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Fast in NorCal

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though he doesn’t have the results he would like to showcase after two nights in Northern California, Parker Price-Miller is still excited for the speed he as able to showcase during two nights of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action.

“We were really fast both nights and it is a bummer to not have the results the team probably should have,” Parker Price-Miller said. “I made a mistake running up front in Chico, CA on Friday night, and on Saturday night we bounced through a hole and knocked a plug wire off while running third. Still some positives to build off of, for sure.”

Making his first ever appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, Price-Miller would get off to a great start as he timed the Indy Race Parts/HRP Specs/Chalk Stix backed No. 71P machine in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a third place finish in heat race, the Kokomo, IN driver moved into the 35-lap feature event where he gridded the field from the ninth starting position. Working his way forward on the ¼ mile bullring, PPM would take a liking to the track during his first visit as he would find himself battling for a spot in the top-five.

On the 20th circuit, the youngster would lose the handle on his machine and spin to a stop as he would officially be credited with a 22nd place finish.

Though the mistake cost him at the end of the race, Price-Miller headed to Stockton, CA feeling confident and it showed as he qualified sixth fastest in time trials.

A great run in his heat saw him fend of Donny Schatz in heat race action to earn the second and final transfer into the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash. Starting and finishing sixth in the Dash, PPM would take the green flag from the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

Though a rough and tumble surface on this night, Parker Price-Miller wouldn’t be phased as he worked his way forward in the opening laps and found himself in the third position and chasing after Logan Schuchart and Shane Stewart.

Holding his own, PPM would feel something go south under the hood of his car on the sixth lap as he coasted to a stop off turn two and drew the yellow flag.

The culprit would be a loose spark plug wire after bouncing through a hole, and it would be a quick fix and allow PPM to restart from the tail end of the field.

Doing what he could from the tail end of the field, Price-Miller closed his weekend out with a 17th place finish.

“We were fast both nights and I have to thank Bernie Stuebgen and Brandon Ikenberry for all of their hard work,” Price-Miller added. “Looking forward to two more bullrings this weekend.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Indy Race Parts, HRP Specs, Chalk Stix, Howard Johnson of Lima, Maxim, Wilwood, and Keizer Wheels for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts:9, Wins: 0, Top 5’s:0 , Top-10’s: 0 .

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will continue to battle with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this Friday in Watsonville, CA and Saturday in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Ian Madsen Third at Mini Gold Cup in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a clean sweep performance in Tulare, CA, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing stayed hot with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ as Madsen flirted with the lead on Friday night before taking the checkered flag with a third place finish.

“Kyle Ripper and the guys really gave me a great car on Friday night, and it was great to battle for the lead, and run up front for a second consecutive night,” Ian Madsen said.

Friday night in Chico, CA, Madsen and company would get off to a nice start as the Australian native timed the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed entry in seventh quickest in time trials.

A very strong heat race would see Madsen work his way into the third position, and take advantage of a late restart to slide into second and make himself eligible for the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash.

From his sixth starting position in the Dash, Madsen would continue to work his way forward as he would better his feature event starting position by one complete row as he surged to a fourth place finish.

When the Mini Gold Cup feature rolled around, Madsen would continue his strong showing at Silver Dollar Speedway as he settled into third and gave chase to Brad Sweet and Tim Shaffer.

Moving into second on an early restart, Madsen would continue to hound Sweet as he would soon feel pressure from Carson Macedo. A lap 14 restart saw Madsen flirt with the race lead, but as the lead trio danced with a tricky surface, Madsen would continue to run in third and eventually cap his night with a second consecutive podium finish.

Traveling to Stockton, CA on Saturday night, Madsen would get timed in ninth fastest and find himself in the second row of his heat race. When the action came to life, and errant right rear from another competitor would result in Madsen spinning off the surface.

Salvaging his heat with a seventh place result, Madsen would line up on the front row of the Last Chance Showdown where his second place finish moved him into the feature event.

From his 22nd starting position, Madsen would get moving in the opening stages of the race as he would get up to 14th. On a tricky surface that caused problems for some, Madsen would admittedly start pushing too hard and it would result in him getting over the edge of the track in turns one and two and bringing his machine to a rest.

Able to restart, Madsen would hang on to score a 16th place finish.

“Saturday wasn’t the best night for us, but we survived and made it out in one piece after a couple of tense moments,” Madsen added. “Hopefully the weather plays nice this week and we can get to Watsonville, CA and Placerville, CA.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, P1 Race Wear, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 3, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing are scheduled for more California action this week as they will be in Watsonville, CA on Friday night, and Placerville, CA on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Battles Hard with World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back into California over the weekend, Tanner Carrick would pilot the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Series in both Chico, CA and Stockton, CA.

“Our results weren’t great but I didn’t think it was a bad weekend for our race team,” Tanner Carrick said. “Racing with the World of Outlaws is so tough, but I went to school and I think it is something we can build off for the season ahead.”

Checking in at the scene of his first Sprint Car win, Tanner Carrick would go to work at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night during the return of the Mini Gold Cup.

Carrick would get Friday night off to a great start as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed entry in eighth quickest in his qualifying flight.

Heat race action would see the Lincoln, CA pilot fall out of a transfer position as he would finish back in seventh and be forced into the 12-lap Last Chance Showdown. As luck would have it, the ‘B’ on this night was loaded with a mix of World of Outlaws regulars and California veterans making Carrick’s task that much more tough.

Battling with the likes of Shane Stewart, Aaron Reutzel, and Bud Kaeding, Carrick would finish in the seventh position, which would bring his Friday night to an end.

Making the trip to Stockton, CA on Saturday night, Carrick would have a slip up in qualifying time trials that would dictate his night, as he would end up 35th on the speed chart when time trials drew to a close.

Unable to dig himself out of the hole in his heat race, Carrick would get his elbows up on the rough and tumble track in the ‘B’ Main.

Taking the green flag from the 15th starting position, Carrick would patiently work his way forward as he got within striking distance of a transfer into the feature event.

With the last couple of laps getting wild in front of the young Lincoln, CA driver, he would look to sneak into the feature event but would come up just short as he closed his weekend out with a seventh place finish.

“We would have liked to have had some better results, but you have really be on your game with these guys and not make mistakes,” Carrick said. “Great opportunity to compete and better myself, so I am definitely fortunate to get these two races under my belt. Thanks to everyone who supports Carrick Racing.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

ON TAP: Carrick will make his way back to the Midwest this week as he reunites with the Keith Kunz Motorsports team this Thursday – Saturday for POWRi action.

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.

 

 

Busy Weekend Highlighted by Kern County Sprint Car Win for Austin Liggett

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his weekend in Bakersfield, CA, Austin Liggett would show his versatility as he would clean sweep the Sprint Car program on Friday night at Kern County Raceway Park, and also run fourth in the POWRi BCRA midget event, and follow it up with a charge from 21st to 2nd on Saturday night with the USAC West Coast 360 Series at Bakersfield Speedway.

“What a great first weekend of racing,” Austin Liggett said. “It was great to get things going and be fast out of the box. Thanks to my dad for giving me an awesome sprint car both Friday and Saturday night, as well as to Scott Pierovich for getting the midget dialed in.”

Friday night Liggett would do double duty as he competed in the first ever POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series event as well as the companion 360 event at Kern County Raceway Park.

In sprint car action, Liggett would line the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology entry up in the second row of his heat after earning quick time honors, and put on a show as he sliced and diced his way to the front to pick up the win.

Moving into the feature event, Tim Liggett and crew would work their magic on the potent No. 83 machine, as Liggett would have some work to do coming from the sixth starting spot.

Just as he did in heat race action, the Tracy, CA driver flexed his muscle as he worked his way forward and soon found himself out front. Once in the lead, Liggett would continue to be the class of the field as he would work the slick Kern County Raceway Park surface to perfection as he went on to capture his first feature event win of the season.

Piloting a new Mona Liggett owned midget with the POWRi BCRA series, Liggett would be equally as fast in that car as well as he earned quick time honors aboard the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Morris Motorsports backed machine.

Just as he did in sprint car action, Liggett would forge his way forward in heat race action as the win moved him into the series’ first feature event of the year where he would lead the field to green.

Getting off to a tough start, Liggett would slip back to fourth as he continue to acclimate himself to the new midget ride. Settling in, Liggett would work his way forward and climb back to second late in the race. Making a bid at Chase Johnson for the race lead, Liggett’s efforts would be negated and he would fall back to fourth and go on to finish in that spot.

“Kern County is really a cool place to race, and I look forward to getting back there,” Liggett added. “I have to thank my guys for working so hard on both cars, and really giving me two fast machines to race. It was great working Scott Pierovich for the first time and having success.”

Traveling to near by Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night to do battle with the USAC West Coast 360 series, Liggett would have a tough night as he would lose a steering box after hot laps, and get collected in a heat race wreck that put him to the back of the feature event.

With his team working diligently leading up to the ‘A’, Liggett would take the green flag from the 21st starting position, and proceed to put on an absolute show. With a racy surface underneath him, the defending series champion would make quick work of the field as he powered his way forward and worked into second in the waning laps.

Chasing after Chase Johnson for the second consecutive night, Liggett would get close to the leader but simply ran out of laps and capped a hard charge with a second place finish.

“Running like we did in the feature made thrashing all night worth it,” Austin Liggett said. “I have to thank my team for busting their tail’s all night and getting me a car that was good enough to come through the field like we did.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, and Morris Motorsports for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Liggett will be back in the Mona Liggett owned midget on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

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McIntosh's Pursuit of POWRi National Midget Crown Begins in Home State

BELLEVILLE, IL. (March 17, 2019) - Although he's not listed as an official rookie, there is no doubting the fact that 16-year old Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Oklahoma is one of the nation's fastest rising young guns with superstar potential. Driving for his family-owned operation, Dave Mac Motorsports, McIntosh has committed to chase to 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Championship.

His title pursuit will begin next week inside his home state with the sixth annual Turnpike Challenge. A four-night adventure, McIntosh will literally be right at home, competing at three tracks he grew up racing at in the micro sprint ranks. The action kicks off on Thursday, March 21 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK, continues on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23 at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, OK, and concludes on Sunday, March 24 at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, OK.

A champion of the iconic Tulsa Shootout in the Jr. Sprint division back in 2014, McIntosh's ascension to the forefront of National Midget racing has been quick and sudden, almost overnight. He spent several years in the stout micro sprint ranks of Oklahoma before developing in the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League and now, competing on the national scale.

In 2017, McIntosh debuted with the POWRi West Midgets, competing in 12 features while earning nine top ten finishes, four top five finishes, and his first-career victory at I-44 Riverside Speedway, which led to a fourth-place points finish. He ran 11 events in 2018, finishing sixth in points with a resume that included six top ten finishes, four top five finishes, and a win at Springfield (MO) Raceway.

Heading into next week's Turnpike Challenge, McIntosh is red hot with back-to-back successes. In January, he made his Chili Bowl Midget Nationals debut, earning a top ten on his preliminary night and making it to the B-Main on Saturday, falling just short of Rookie of the Year honors. Just last week, McIntosh picked up his first-career midget victory in DuQuoin, Illinois.

Piloting the Dave Mac Motorsports, Spike/Toyota No. 08, McIntosh is set to give chase for his first-career national championship on the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League trail. One of the fastest rising young stars in the country, there is no doubt that McIntosh's presence will add that much more excitement to the 2019 POWRi campaign.

Fans can watch McIntosh's pursuit of the 2019 POWRi National Midget championship on a LIVE pay-per-view broadcast each night. POWRi Racing has partnered with Speed Shift TV to bring the 2019 season to fans worldwide, beginning with the Turnpike Challenge next week. Head to www.speedshifttv.com to order your viewing pass!

You can also follow along on social media with race recaps, live updates, full results and press releases all weekend long. Follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter, like "POWRi" on Facebook, or visit www.powri.com online.

 

 

KSP’s ONLY 360C.I. SPRINT RACE of 2019 is SATURDAY, MARCH 30th – DON’T MISS IT!

Kennedale, TX (03/14/18) by DarinShort.com. The stars will align over Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday March 30th, when the 360 C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour will electrify the ¼ mile speed plant for the only time in 2019, with the running of the Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championship.

Track Promoter Tony Dycus comments: “Last year the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series brought a great group of cars to Kennedale Speedway Park, with a huge crowd attending the event. The weather was extreme that night with temps around 105° with a lot of wind, so we decided this year to move the show to March 30th, which should make for an excellent racing environment for all. And we’re holding the line on ticket pricing. Adults can get in to see this event for just $16 so more families can afford to take it in!”

Pit Gates open at 4pm on race day, Saturday March 30th, with racing at 7pm. Grandstands open at 5pm. KSP divisions will round out the very full night of racing, including IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars & Sport Compact divisions; plus the Factory Stocks. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out for the feature event.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 5:30pm until just after 6pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars.

SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com has them for sale right now. Proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season.

The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Cody Hall, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston. Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to race with the series on a night-to-night basis – as was the case in previous seasons. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information.

Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) is located at 6727 Hudson Village Creek Kennedale, TX 76060. Click www.raceKSP.com for complete track details. You can email raceKSP@yahoo.com or Track Promoter Tony Dycus at Tony.Dycus@yahoo.com if you need additional information. By searching ‘Kennedale Speedway Park’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

SPRINT CAR TEAMS: Standard SCB posted rules are in effect. Eligible sprint car teams of 360C.I. or lower not familiar with SCB series rules or structures should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information, so their car is ready for action when they arrive at the track on race day. Eligibility rules are also posted on the rules page, contact the series with any questions. No entry fee or series membership fee is required; just a $20 draw-in fee. Draw-in will start at 5pm with the drivers meeting at 5:10pm, then it’s off to Fan Fest which starts at 5:30pm.

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

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

This is also scheduled to be the second event of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website.

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Why are we calling this season the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour? The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past three years, and to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held.

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

And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help make sprint car racing more sustainable – and it’s working.

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018. When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also check out www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits to interact with the Series or its drivers.

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

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

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 03/06/19:

March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS)

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend)

April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

May 11 (Saturday) – To be announced

May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start

May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)

June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

June 22 (Sat) – To be announced

July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

September 28 (Saturday) - 'Fall Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday March 30th when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour electrifies the ¼ mile oval of Kennedale Speedway Park for the only time 360C.I. sprint cars will be racing there in 2019!

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Looking Forward to Turning First Laps at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- While many tracks on this West Coast swing are repeat visits for Parker Price-Miller, the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA is one he has yet to turn any laps on and the Kokomo, IN driver is very much looking forward to do so on Friday night.

“A lot of these places I am getting back to for a second or third time,” Parker Price-Miller said. “Silver Dollar Speedway has eluded me due to rain, or not being on the schedule during this spring swing and I am excited to finally get the chance to race on the ¼ mile.”

Able to take in and watch a couple races at the Northern California facility, the Silver Dollar Speedway is a track Price-Miller has been excited to run at over the years and this weekend he will finally get that chance.

“I have tired to get out to Chico to race the last couple of years, it just hasn’t worked out,” PPM added. “Last year I was able to sneak up and watch a 360 race after Tulare rained out, and it is just a place that I think fits my style well.”

Aside from making his debut at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Price-Miller and his Indy Race Parts team will make a trip to Stockton, CA on Saturday as the “Greatest Show on Dirt’ makes a return trip to the Stockton Dirt Track.

“I think getting back to some of these places for a second and third time will be a good thing,” Price-Miller said. “The last couple years Stockton has been ran after some heavy rain, but this year it looks like it will be great weather leading up to Saturday so I am hoping it’s a racy surface and we can move around a little.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Indy Race Parts, HRP Specs, Chalk Stix, Howard Johnson of Lima, Maxim, Wilwood, and Keizer Wheels for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts:7 , Wins: 0, Top 5’s:0 , Top-10’s:0 .

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will be at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Friday night and at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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It’s All Smiles for Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 Teams, with the Smiley’s Racing Products 4 Pack Bonus Program!

Mesquite, TX (3/13/19) by DarinShort.com. The NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is pleased to announce the second component of its new 2019 Fierce 15 driver initiatives program, the “Smiley’s Racing Products 4 Pack Bonus.”

We’d like to thank Smiley’s Racing Products for stepping up to be a sponsor for this unique new rewards program of the Sprint Car Bandits.

A huge supporter of dirt track racing, www.SmileysRacing.com is there for racers across the nation to provide them with the latest in dirt track racing products and a knowledgeable staff to make sure to keep those racers ‘on track.’

Tom Lorenz of Smiley’s Racing Products comments: “I’ve worked with Darin in a variety of ways since the early 90’s, and he continues to have the best interests of Smiley’s Racing Products and racers in mind as the industry and business climate evolves. After we became a series sponsor last year, we know the Series helps keep our company message and brand in front of customers throughout the racing season, and the off season, with consistent communication. This new program directly benefits racing teams and it will help keep more of them on track as the season wears on, so we’re glad to be involved.”

Here’s how the Smiley’s Racing Products 4 Pack Bonus works:

For every 4 consecutive SCB events completed, there will be a bonus fund.

For drivers that signed up for the SCB Fierce 15 driver rewards program, they will split the bonus amount equally between all other Fierce 15 drivers that compete in each 4 pack of races...regardless of how they finished.

The first Smiley’s Racing Products 4-Pack Bonus amount is $1,500 cash. The next 4-Pack will be announced after the conclusion of this first leg (as we have to wait to see if any rain outs affect the schedule).

For example, if all 15 compete in all 4 events, they’ll each receive a $100 bonus just for racing all 4.

If 10 of the 15 make all 4, then they’ll each receive $150; and so forth.

The optional Fierce 15 program cost those drivers $0.00 up front to sign up. The SCB does not charge a registration fee or annual license/member fee to any eligible driver competing in the series throughout the season – whether they are a Fierce 15 driver or not. There is a $20 per event draw fee for all competitors, and that is it. Complete series rules are posted at the series website.

These new SCB series initiatives also helps to ensure fans and race tracks 'who' will be racing there that night, so it assists in pre-promoting each event.

If you’ve missed out on recent press release announcements about the SCB 2019 DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour schedule, our new online store, the SCB rules which are an effort to help make sprint car racing more sustainable, or the Fierce 15 driver rewards initiatives program, please continue to read on:

Posted 3/22/19:

The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series kicks off the 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of HOT Speedway (Heart O' Texas Speedway) in Waco on Friday, March 22nd with the running of the Gene Adamcik Memorial. Gene promoted racing at HOT for 32 years before passing away in 2016.

:30 HOT REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on a hotter-than-HOT August 2018 night, Selby Holder and the track crew had the track in stellar racing condition, producing top-notch racing action. 5th place starter and veteran sprint driver Claud “The Ambassador” Estes III tracked down race-long leader (and nephew) Colby Estes and snuck by him with just a few laps to go and claim the win – much to the support of the large pro-Estes HOT grandstand crowd. 4th place starter Jason Howell would come home in 2nd place while Colby finished in 3rd.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6:30pm until about 7:15pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars.

SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com will have them for sale starting this Friday, March 8th. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season.

The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Cody Hall, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston. Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis, just as in previous seasons. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information.

For Heart O' Texas Speedway information, please click www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and note their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on March 22nd.

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

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

Fred Summers will also reward four lucky SCB drivers with the www.FixYourGenerator.com Cash ‘Fix’ Bonus in the drivers meeting with (4) $50 cash awards. Drivers signing in before the drivers meeting will have their names entered in the drawing, and four will be pulled out at the conclusion of the drivers meeting. (Must be at drivers meeting to win.) Thanks to Fred for his long-term support of the SCB series!

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Why are we calling this season the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour? The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past three years, but to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held.

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

And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working.

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018. When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

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

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

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

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 03/06/19:

March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS)

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend)

April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

May 11 (Saturday) – To be announced

May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start

May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)

June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

June 22 (Sat) – To be announced

July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

September 28 (Saturday) - 'Fall Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

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

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday March 22nd when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2019!

 

 

KYLE HAMILTON HOPES TO JUMPSTART SEASON AT MEMPHIS 100

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana (March 13, 2019).........As Kyle Hamilton counts down the days to the launch of the 2019 USAC Silver Crown season, he recalls last year's opener when he and his Klatt Enterprises team were the class of the field, leading a race-high 54 laps.

What seemed like such a bright beginning for the Hamilton and Klatt combo came to halt two-thirds of the way through the race when engine trouble put the clamps on a could've-would've-should've-been victory. From that point forward, the team would continue on the same general flight-path throughout 2018, showing flashes of speed early on in the night before being plagued by mechanical trouble, save for a top-five run at Salem in which their abilities and luck finally came to fruition.

This year provides a new outlook and an eagerness to take a different path, the path in which the team travelled in the first two-thirds of last year's season-starter, starting with the same first step in the 2019 opener, March 22-23 at Memphis International Raceway. "Last year, leading all those laps at Phoenix was not a surprise to us," Hamilton, the 2017 Little 500 winner, admitted. "It may have been a surprise to other people, but it wasn't to us because I've been on the big tracks in Midgets and Silver Crown. (Crew Chief) Bob East has been to a lot of racetracks with that car and engine combination, so he knew what the car needed to be that fast."

Though this will mark the Danville, Indiana racer's first drive at Memphis, it's certainly not for USAC Hall of Famer, East. Hamilton will pilot a Beast chassis, the same build of car that's won all four previous Silver Crown outings at Memphis, including the last visit in 2004 when East was the winning car owner with driver Dave Steele.

"I felt like it was good way for us to start off the year," Hamilton continued regarding last year's first event. "We're both in a position where we felt confident and I think we'll be the same way at Memphis. We have a whole year under our belt together now. (Memphis) is a big track, but Bob's been to a lot of big tracks and he's good at going to a track for the first time and getting it in the ballpark. He's proven that over the years."

Hamilton's outlook on this season is rosy despite the difficulties that the he and the team had to battle through time and time again. He knows he's got a fast car, a great crew behind him and, finally, some luck will have to fall the way of the two-time USAC National Midget feature winner.

"There's no doubt that you can't write up last year any different other than to say it was a disappointment from the mechanical side of things," Hamilton said. "We were plagued by issues that don't happen very often, but all of them kind of happened within the same year to us. That was tough to deal with. Just when you get into a rhythm with your setup or with driving, it seems like we'd have a mechanical issue that would pull us out of the race, so we didn't get as many good finishes as we'd have liked. I won't call it a complete loss because we learned a lot at some of the new tracks we went to. We had a good run at Salem that helped me build some skills on a momentum-based track that's going to help me at tracks like Lucas Oil Raceway and Memphis this year."

Among the new tracks on the docket for the 2012 Silver Crown Rookie of the Year is Memphis, a unique ¾-mile, D-shaped track that has produced great racing in year's past. Hamilton likened the track to Iowa Speedway, in which he competed at on three occasions, including a front row Silver Crown start in 2015 and an 8th place Midget run in 2011.

"You notice the D-shape vs. the backstretch being straight," Hamilton pointed out. "You kind of compare that to a track like Iowa how you're wanting to get into the corner because you're already coming into the corner at an angle. You can take bits and pieces of each track we run at and compare them to past setups, but you are on zero as far as a complete setup. You're definitely taking a gamble there. I got to put it into Bob's hands. He's been to so many tracks over the years, I feel he's going to get me really close without too much of an issue."

On-track action at Memphis International Raceway gets underway on Friday, March 22, with pits opening at 10am Central, leading into a practice which begins at noon.

On Saturday, March 23, the pits open at 8am, with practice sessions running from 10-10:30am and 11-11:30am. Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying hits the track at 11:45am. An autograph session in the main concourse is set for 12:30 to 1:15pm. Driver intros are slated for 2pm with the green flag for the "Memphis 100" set to fly at 2:20pm.

Adult General Admission tickets are $25. Kids 12 and under General Admission tickets are $5. Single-day pit passes are $40. A two-day pit pass is $70.

The entirety of the "Memphis 100" will be streamed LIVE on http://www.FloRacing.com.

 

 

Haggenbottom Builds On Solid Strengths In Second Season of USAC Silver Crown Action

LEVITTOWN, Pa., March 15 — Langhorne Speedway in Langhorne, Pa. and Trenton Speedway in Trenton, N.J. both played prominent roles in the history of the United States Auto Club (USAC) before Langhorne closed in 1971 and Trenton staged its last race in 1980. Many of the top drivers of the previous generation raced at both tracks, and in doing so etched their names in racing history.

Although those two tracks are no longer in existence, an accomplished driver from that area, Mike Haggenbottom of Levittown, Pa., will begin his second season of competition in USAC’s premier division, Silver Crown champ cars, March 22-23.

“I live three miles from where Langhorne Speedway used to be, and about eight miles from where Trenton was,” said Haggenbottom from his race car shop in Levittown, which is in Bucks County, Pa., within the Philadelphia metro area. “I was just a baby when Langhorne was running its last races, but I went to Trenton Speedway a few times growing up.”

Although Haggenbottom never raced at either of those storied tracks, he has competed at many others throughout his diverse career. He started in quarter midgets at the age of 5. He also ran go-karts and then proceeded to dirt modifieds, micro sprints, winged and non-wing sprint cars, asphalt modifieds and even ARCA stock cars before he drove in his first USAC Silver Crown race in 2018.

He started eight of the 10 USAC Silver Crown events last year and finished a very respectable eleventh in the championship even though six of the eight tracks he competed on were ones he’d never driven at previously. The series, which is contested on an even mix of paved and dirt tracks to test teams and drivers’ versatility, averaged 27 cars per race last season.

“I ran an ARCA stock car at Springfield and Du Quoin, but all the other tracks were new to me last year,” explained Haggenbottom, who finished third in the Rookie of the Year standings. “I never even tested a USAC Silver Crown car before last year.”

His run in last August’s 100-mile Ted Horn 100 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill., was impressive, as he finished 11th after starting 25th, earning the KSE Racing Products Hard-Charger award for that event. He won a qualifying race at Du Quoin too.

The experience Haggenbottom gained last year should help him a great deal this season. There are 12 events on the 2019 USAC Silver Crown schedule, but this time around only two will be brand new to him: Memphis International Raceway in Millington, Tenn., which will host the season opener March 22-23, and the third race on the schedule, Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio April 27. “Technically I didn’t run at Lucas Oil Raceway last year either; I did a ‘start-and-park’ there because we just had a dirt car there,” he added of that asphalt oval in Brownsburg, Ind.

All 12 races will be streamed live by FloRacing.com, and live timing and scoring will be available through the series’ website at usacracing.com and on the Race Monitor app.

Competing in the series requires a great deal of highway driving for the Haggenbottom crew. Although it’s a national championship, seven of the 12 events will be held in Illinois or USAC’s home state, Indiana.

There are three events this year that Haggenbottom is especially looking forward to: the Illinois State Fairgrounds Aug. 17 and Du Quoin Sept. 1, since he had his best finishes at those tracks last year, and the series’ return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on June 14. “We’re going to have a new motor for our dirt car this year, and they’re just fun tracks to drive,” he said.

“Williams Grove is going to be like a home track for us; I’ve run there about a dozen times,” noted Haggenbottom, the 2001 URC sprint car champion. Surprisingly, the first race he ever ran at Williams Grove was a USAC sprint car race in 1996 when Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, N.J. defeated USAC’s best. “I don’t think I’ve run any 410 sprint cars there; just 360s,” added Haggenbottom, who is a five-time Tri-State Race Savers 305 sprint car champion from 2012 through 2016.

What made Haggenbottom decide to tackle USAC’s premier division?

“It’s something we’ve always wanted to do, and at this point in my career it was time to try,” said Haggenbottom, who is 49 and makes his living as the owner of a landscaping company based in Levittown. “Our goal this year is to try to make all the races and try to get top-10 finishes. We’re still learning the pavement set-ups; that’s all new to us still, but we like the challenge,” he said.

The effort is a family affair. Haggenbottom enters the 2019 season with a stable of three cars owned by his brother, John, who lives in Bristol, Pa.

He’ll race a Maxim chassis on the dirt tracks. He has two cars to race on the asphalt tracks: a Stealth and a Beast. The asphalt cars’ engines are prepared by PME (Pro Motor Engines) of Mooresville, N.C. The dirt car’s engine is prepared by Rider Racing Engines based in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He uses the No. 24, and the cars are white with red and blue trim.

The team’s sponsors include Belmont Garage of Langhorne, Pa., which is owned by veteran stock car racer Andy Belmont. Bill Gallagher of Valley Forge. Inc. of King of Prussia, Pa., a long-time URC sprint car team owner, lends his support too. Robison Racing Products of Dublin, Pa.; Speed Equipment Corp. (SEC) of Bensalem, Pa.; Kashady Automation of Bensalem, Pa., and Mershon Concrete of Bordentown, N.J. are also team sponsors. Other decals seen on the car advertise ASi Racewear of Patchogue, N.Y.; Hooker Harness of Freeport, Ill., WDB Landscaping of Morrisville, Pa., and PME Engines.

“I couldn’t do this without my wife, Tracey, either,” Haggenbottom said. “She supports my racing and long weekends away.

“On average we have about 10 people who go with us to each event,” he added. “You can do a sprint car operation with three or four people, but for a champ car you need a lot more. The hotel bills were one of the things we didn’t fully consider before we started running this series.”

What was the biggest thing he learned while competing in USAC Silver Crown last year?

“That these tracks are really far from Levittown, Pa.,” he said with a grin.

“The more serious answer is you can’t go all out in these races,” he continued. “Strategy is important because they’re long races and you have to save your tires and fuel.”

Surprisingly, when asked what cars he’s driven in the past are most like driving a USAC Silver Crown car, his answer was dirt modifieds instead of sprint cars.

“It’s because of the weight,” he explained. “Crown cars are around 1,700 pounds. Dirt modifieds are about 2,600 pounds, but they drive similar due to the fuel loads both cars carry.”

He knew going into the series that the competition would be tough.

“The level of competition in USAC Silver Crown is incredibly high,” he said. “It attracts so many people with diverse backgrounds in sprint cars, midgets, modifieds; you name it. All of the drivers are very good.”

Haggenbottom added that last year, the championship-winning team was the one that made the rookie feel most welcome.

“We got a lot of help from the DePalma Motorsports crew; Bob Hampshire and his right-hand man, Clark Lamme, and Kody Swanson pretty much babysat us and helped us out,” Haggenbottom said. (Swanson became the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history last year.) “They helped us with lots of little things, like we didn’t know which tracks were the ones where you have to unload the car in the infield, and which ones were the ones where you can work out of your transporter. They were nice to us, even though we didn’t really know them well before last year. I knew Bob Hampshire because he was a sprint car guy, and we went to him before last season to see if he had any cars for sale, and that’s how that relationship started.”

With a season under his belt and an increased inventory of cars and parts, Haggenbottom is ready for the 2019 season to get underway.

“We’ll give it our best,” he said.

 

 

Fatheadz Eyewear Expands With Brady Bacon Racing

WINCHESTER, Ind. (March 15, 2019) - Brady Bacon Racing is proud to announce that Fatheadz Eyewear will further expand their involvement with the team and be a primary sponsor alongside Imperial Wagyu for the team’s 2019-winged sprint car schedule. Brady Bacon and Fatheadz have had a long, successful relationship, that began in 2011. Fatheadz was the primary sponsor for Bacon’s 2012 ASCS National Tour campaign and has remained a valuable partner throughout the years, including being a sponsor on the Hoffman Auto Racing No. 69.

“I am extremely fortunate to have partners such as Rico Elmore at Fatheadz who have stuck with me through multiple team and series changes,” explains Bacon. “I would like to think that Fatheadz and myself have become synonymous together. I hope to continue our success together as we have in the past, and I am very proud to fly the Fatheadz banner and represent their awesome products.”

Founded in early 2004 under the direction of Rico Elmore, Fatheadz started with exclusively catering to men with heads too large to fit in standard width sunglasses comfortably. To solve this issue, Rico created a product line with four oversized sunglasses available in varying colors. Fatheadz has grown to encompass five distinct lines of eyewear for both, men and women, specifically tailored to serve our client base. With over 100 unique product offerings, the innovation continues to drive their customer centric business.

“Rico Elmore and Fatheadz have not only been great supporters of myself but also great ambassadors for the entire world of motorsports,” said Bacon. “It has been a true pleasure growing our race team alongside such a great company. It is also very satisfying to know that we have led people to Fatheadz, and their products have made a positive difference. We strive to continue to grow our relationship and bring more race fans into the Fatheadz Eyewear family.”

Brady Bacon Racing plans on embarking on a 20-25 race schedule of winged sprint car races across the country. Highlights of the schedule include stops with the World of Outlaws, Allstar Circuit of Champions, and the Lucas Oil ASCS Series. The team is also looking forward to marquee events such as the Knoxville 360 and 410 Nationals, Four Crown Nationals, as well as the Jesse Hockett Memorial.

Visit fatheadz.com to find your perfect pair of glasses or follow them on social media @Fatheadz eyewear.

Stay up to date with Brady Bacon Racing by following him on Twitter @BradyBacon, Instagram @BradyBacon99, Facebook at Brady Bacon and at his website bradybaconracing.com

 

 

BRODY ROA LEAVES ARIZONA IN POINTS LEAD IN TWO DIFFERENT SERIES!

(Cypress, CA, March 14, 2019) Brody Roa has started the 2019 Sprint Car season just the way he hopes to end it. After two nights of racing in the “Spring Showcase” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona, Roa is on top of both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series championship standings.

The two-night co-sanctioned show in Peoria featured the first two races of the year for the USAC/CRA Series and the second and third events on the Southwest Series schedule. Coming into the racing weekend in the “Copper State,” Roa was third in the Southwest Series, but was only 5-points out of the lead.

For the Friday night program on the 1/3 of a mile suburban Phoenix oval, Roa qualified seventh in the 26-car field. After starting and finishing fourth in his heat race, the Garden Grove racecar chauffeur was on the pole for the 30-lap main event.

When the green flew to start the race, Roa jumped into the lead and led the opening circuit. He slipped back to the second spot on lap two and seemed destined to stay there. However, he pulled to the rear of the lead car in lapped traffic on the 19th go around. As quickly as that opportunity developed, it was thwarted when a yellow flag slowed the action.
From the time the green restarted the race to the checkered, Roa stayed in second for his first runner-up finish of the new season.

Twenty-four hours later the BRP Team was back at the track for night number two of the “Spring Showcase.” That time Roa timed in sixth fastest in the 24-car field. He followed that up with another fourth-place finish in his heat race and started the main event outside of the front row.

As soon as the green flag waved, Roa steered his famous, bright green #91R into the point position. Despite five caution flags and subsequent restarts, the veteran driver stayed in the lead for the first 14-laps before slipping back to the second-place spot.

The 28-year-old briefly fell all the way back to fourth before clawing his way back to second. He eventually came home third in the 30-lapper.

Thus far through five sprint car races in 2019, Roa has a stellar record with one victory, a single second-place finish, two third place outings and one fourth-place. Those performances see him tied for the point lead in the CRA Series and he leads the Southwest Series championship standings by 12-points.

Roa has the next two weekends off. He returns to the cockpit with the CRA Series at Perris Auto Speedway on March 30th. His next outing in the Southwest Series will be at the Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley on April 20th.
Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/
The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

2019 Schedule
1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A
1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C
2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A
2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A
3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A
3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A
3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A
3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO)
4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA
5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
7/5/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA ***
7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National
7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National
8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/5/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/6/19 Ocean Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
*** Tentative

 

 

DAUM ENTERS 2019 WITH CHANCE AT MAKING POWRi HISTORY

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (March 14, 2019) - Since the inception of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in 2005, the history books have pieced together record-setting performances and noteworthy accomplishments nearly every single season. Heading into the 2019 campaign, the 15th year of POWRi, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois will be chasing his own slice of history.

Committed to the full 2019 campaign, Daum looks to become the first four-time champion in POWRi National Midget League history. Scoring titles in 2013, 2014 and 2016, Daum is currently tied with Brad Loyet of Sunset Hills, Missouri, who guided his Loyet Motorsports No. 05 to POWRi National Midget championships in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

The 2007 POWRi Midget Rookie of the Year, Daum spent several years progressing until his first-career victory came in 2012, which quickly led to massive success. His first championship came in 2013 backed by a six-win season and was followed by a second-straight title in 2014. He returned to the top of the standings in 2016 with his third-career championship, matching Loyet for the most in POWRi National Midget League history.

In order to break the barrier and rewrite the record books this year, the 27-year old Daum will have to outlast a daunting field of challengers while encountering the largest schedule in the 15-year history of POWRi. From Oklahoma and Illinois to Wisconsin and New Mexico and few and far in between, Daum is up for the tough task of going head-to-head against the likes of Keith Kunz Motorsports, Dave Mac Motorsports, Steve Reynolds Racing, Jim Neuman Racing, a handful of other stout teams.

Daum's road to a record-setting fourth championship begins in one week's time with the Sixth Annual Turnpike Challenge serving as the 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League season opener. A four-race event at Creek County Speedway, I-44 Riverside Speedway and Port City Raceway, the mini-series runs from Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24.

Over the course of five years, Daum is the only driver to start ALL ten Turnpike Challenge features. Although he has yet to earn a TPC victory, his average finish of 4.2 is a jaw-dropping stat. In ten features, Daum has racked up nine top-five finishes with a best finish of second-place and worst finish of seventh-place.

You can watch Daum's chase for the record books unfold night-in and night-out courtesy of a LIVE pay-per-view broadcast on www.speedshifttv.com. For more information such as breaking news, race recaps, full results, and live updates, you can follow POWRi on Twitter at @POWRi_Racing, like "POWRi" on Facebook, and visit www.POWRi.com online.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Pre-Season Meeting Set For March 24
 

By Clinton Geoffrey

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 14, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway will be holding pre-season information and registration meetings on Sunday, March 24 at the Styres Racing Shop located at 3388 Third Line in Ohsweken, Ontario.

Ohsweken Speedway teams are welcome to bring their questions or concerns to this pre-season information session for weekly Friday Night Excitement divisions.

There will also be an important session for Thursday night Micro Sprint Teams. Officials will be presenting some new rules and procedures for the Thursday night Program.

Grandstand Season Passes, Pit Memberships, and Season Pit Passes for the 2019 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase, with all prices remaining the same as 2018.

Memberships are payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803 (found on the Ohsweken Speedway website under Competitor Info > Membership Forms)

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

12:00pm to 4:00pm – Registration for All Ohsweken Racer Teams
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Micro Sprints Meeting
2:00pm to 3:00pm – Mini Stocks & Thunder Stocks Meeting
3:00pm to 4:00pm - 360 Sprint Cars & Crate Sprint Cars Meeting

The season for Kool Kidz Micro Sprints begins Thurday June 21st, 2019.

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Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now
Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement begins on Friday, May 17. Weekly racing features four divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information. Thursday night Micro Sprint Racing begins on Thursday, June 21.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Phone: (519) 717-0023
Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com
Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

 

Reutzel Races to World of Outlaws Top Ten at Tulare – Chico and Stockton on Tap for this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 14, 2019) – After the opening night of last weekend’s NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car double at Tulare, California’s Thunderbowl Raceway fell victim to rain, Aaron Reutzel put together another strong outing by racing to a top-ten finish atop the 1/3-mile clay oval on Saturday night.

Reutzel had to work for it, rallying from the 14th starting position to post a ninth-place finish aboard the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car.

The California adventures continue for the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team with World of Outlaws events at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and then the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night.

While Reutzel took in last year’s World of Outlaws event at Stockton, Friday’s card will mark his first visit to Silver Dollar Speedway.

“I haven’t been there, but I’ve watched a lot of video and it looks like it should be right up our alley,” Reutzel said of Silver Dollar Speedway.

Reutzel carries confidence into Stockton as well. “There was a lot of rain leading into it last year, so it was kind of rough,” Reutzel recalls. “We were going good though until a left rear shock broke.”

Last Saturday’s event at Thunderbowl Raceway found Reutzel timing in tenth-quick aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry before posting a fourth-place finish in heat race action to secure the 14th starting position for the feature.

From there, Reutzel began making his way forward in the closing rounds aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry, nipping Donny Schatz at the line for the ninth-place finish on the night.

“We’ve been just a little too tight all year, we’re making gains on it though and I think we’re about where we need to be,” Reutzel explained. “We maintained most of the way at Tulare, then when the fuel burned off enough I was finally able to move in and out the way I needed to. We really got going with about ten to go, we just have to get dialed in a little better to get going sooner.”

Ten nights into the Sprint Car season aboard the BRM No. 87, Reutzel and crew look to build upon their progress this weekend.

“We started with two different kind of racetracks in Florida that don’t really apply to anywhere else you go,” Reutzel says. “We’re building our notes and we keep making gains, we’re getting close.”

The team will reach the midway portion of this month’s World of Outlaws California swing with this weekend’s pair of events at Chico and Stockton.

2019 Quick Stats: 12 races, 5 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Chico, California’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and the Stockton (CA) Dirt Track on Saturday night. Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

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

 

 

Australian Vacation Raffle Back for 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic!

Knoxville, IA, March 13, 2019 – Thanks to another generous donation from Ohioan and museum supporter, Janet Holbrook, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce their third “Australian Sprint Car Vacation” raffle. The winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two, seven nights lodging, and VIP race tickets to the January 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. Should the winner not be able to attend the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Warrnambool, there will again be a $10,000 cash option in lieu of the vacation package.

The Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic has been touted as Australia’s version of the Knoxville Nationals, and the 48th running will be held January 24-26, 2020.

The winner of the raffle will be drawn on Friday night of the 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals August 9, 2019. The winner need not be present to win.

“Australian Sprint Car Vacation” raffle tickets are also available online at www.SprintCarVacation.net. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the non-profit museum at 1-800-874-4488.

“Our first Australian raffles have been a big success, and thanks to another generous donation from Janet Holbrook, we’re really excited to announce that it will be happening again,” said National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director Bob Baker. “We wouldn’t be able to do this without Janet’s generosity! Our drawing at the Knoxville Nationals in August should give our winner plenty of time to put in for vacation and get their passport! This is the perfect opportunity for a lucky race fan to take a trip of a lifetime!”

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

Bob Baker

Executive Director

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, Iowa 50138

(641) 842-6176 direct

(641) 842-6177 fax

http://www.sprintcarhof.com

http://www.sprintcarstuff.com

Check out the 2019 Knoxville Raceway schedule at: http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Schedule.aspx

 

 

Harbaugh Gearing Up For Sophomore Sprint Car Season

By Ben Deatherage McKenzie Bridge, Oregon- After having participated in his first full year in a Sprint Car, in 2018, A.J. Harbaugh is ready to carry over that experience into the upcoming campaign. The McKenzie Bridge, Oregon teenager is slated to compete in a similar schedule as last year with the exception of a few more races sprinkled in here and there.

“Our main focus for 2019 is to run Cottage Grove for points in the Limited class and make it to all of the ISCS (Interstate Sprint Car Series) shows,” stated Harbaugh, “we also plan on squeezing in some 360 races too and try and gain some experience there.”

Last season Harbaugh managed to post within the top ten in points in both the ISCS Series and Cottage Grove Speedway Limited ranks. He finished among the top five twice and had a best finish of third at CGS on August 25th.

“I don’t feel as nervous as I did last year and I think I’ll do a lot better performance-wise. As far as a rookie outing last season I felt it was very successful. I really want to thank my dad for getting my car ready all the time and my whole family for their support.”

The first race of the year for the team is scheduled for Saturday, March 30th. For the latest race updates visit their Facebook page and search for “Harbaugh Racing”.

2019 Sponsors BC Motorsports Fast Forward Cylinder Heads Double R Powdercoating Kenny Piraro Racing Infinity Shocks

Special Thanks To: Grandma Lois Michael Crisp

 

 

Elk Grove Ford Midgets set to compete alongside World of Outlaws at Placerville Speedway March 23rd

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 13, 2019…An exciting part of Brad Sweet's “49er Gold Rush Classic” presented by Riebes Napa Auto Parts​ will be the Midget program sponsored by Elk Grove Ford​.

The winner on Saturday March 23rd will pocket a solid $2,000 in what marks the first of five total nights that Midgets will be in action at the Placerville Speedway during 2019. The non-sanctioned event upcoming will follow USAC National Midget tire rules during the night.

Online tickets are still available for the big World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series/ Elk Grove Ford Midget event at https://bit.ly/2LGeTFb

Along with the 49er Gold Rush Classic, Placerville Speedway also welcomes the always exciting Midget division on Saturday June 1st and Wednesday August 21st, both of which are sanctioned by the newly re-branded POWRi-BCRA Midgets. The quarter-mile will then close the season with the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ Western States Midgets and the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors.

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 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Tour | Law Enforcement Night

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour to showcase a $60,000 total point fund once again

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 13, 2019…Thanks to the generous support from Matt Wood of Elk Grove Ford, David Abreu of Abreu Vineyards and the team at Hoosier Racing Tires, this year’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion will again pocket $10,000 as part of an over $60,000 point fund.

The top-15 drivers and teams at season’s end will participate in the hefty championship fund.

The overall SCCT campaign features 13 events at six different venues, with the season opener taking place on March 30th at Placerville Speedway.

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

1. $10,000

2. $9,000

3. $8,000

4. $7,000

5. $6,000

6. $5,000

7. $4,000

8. $3,000

9. $2,000

10. $1,500

11. $1,250

12. $1,000

13. $1,000

14. $1,000

15. $1,000

Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards 2019 Schedule

Saturday March 30: Placerville Speedway (Spring Fever Frenzy)

Friday April 12: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup)
Saturday April 13: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup)

Saturday April 27: Petaluma Speedway

Friday May 17: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford

Saturday June 29: Placerville Speedway (Summertime Sprint Salute w/ KWS-NARC)
Sunday June 30: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday July 6: Stockton Dirt Track (Fourth annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday August 3: Merced Speedway

Saturday October 12: Keller Auto Speedway (34th annual Cotton Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

Saturday November 2: Stockton Dirt Track (36th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/ KWS-NARC)

 

 

PURSLEY & GASS JOIN POWRi NATIONAL MIDGET ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CONTENTION

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (March 12, 2019) - Joining a trio of previously announced drivers, Daison Pursley of Locust Grove, Oklahoma and Noah Gass of Mounds, Oklahoma, have announced their commitment to compete for POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie of the Year honors in 2019. Making an already stout rookie class even stronger, the addition of these two up-and-coming racers could arguably make this 2019 Rookie of the Year battle potentially the greatest in POWRi National Midget League history.

Joining the iconic Keith Kunz Motorsports group, Pursley will pilot a Toyota Racing No. 9 throughout the 2019 campaign. The 14-year old Oklahoma hot shoe has been opening eyes across the Midwest over the past year as he has risen through the micro sprint ranks. Now his attention turns to the POWRi National Midget ranks, focused on building his career and becoming the newest in a long line of Toyota Racing Development drivers.

Slated to compete for Rookie of the Year honors in both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, Gass will sport a huge schedule in 2019. A fellow graduate of the micro sprint ranks, Gass is a former Tulsa Shootout champion, who hopes his early success will transition to the next level against POWRi's best.

The addition of Pursley and Gass push this year's rookie class up to five young guns battling for the award. Previously announced rookie entries include 18-year old Kaylee Bryson of Muskogee, OK with Dave Mac Motorsports, 19-year old Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, CA with Keith Kunz Motorsports, and 14-year old Jesse Love of Menlo Park, CA with Keith Kunz Motorsports.

These five young guns will encounter each other for the first time next week when the sixth annual Turnpike Challenge pits the POWRi National Midgets vs. the POWRi West Midgets. A four-race slate running from Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 24, racers will travel up and down the Oklahoma turnpike with trips to Creek County Speedway, I-44 Riverside Speedway and Port City Raceway on tap.

You can watch this year's exciting Rookie of the Year class battle each other night-in and night-out courtesy of a LIVE pay-per-view broadcast on www.speedshifttv.com. For more information such as breaking news, race recaps, full results, and live updates, you can follow POWRi on Twitter at @POWRi_Racing, like "POWRi" on Facebook, and visit www.POWRi.com online.

 

 

Daniel Returning to Silver Dollar Speedway and Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 13, 2019) - Mason Daniel kicked off this week by visiting a local school on Tuesday.

Daniel showed the students his winged sprint car and answered questions during an opportunity to give back to the community where he grew up. Now the focus shifts back to the race track, specifically a pair of tracks where he has limited laps.

Daniel is slated to compete this Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Both races are with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I actually ran a midget in Chico once and I made my sprint car debut in Stockton so it'll be great to get back to both places," he said. "I don't have many laps at either track, but it will be nice to have some idea of how the track is before I roll out for hot laps."

Daniel finished fifth during a USAC Western midget race at Silver Dollar Speedway in September 2017. His winged sprint car debut came that same season at Stockton Dirt Track.

"I ran Silver Dollar Speedway in a midget so I kind of know how the track is," he said. "I'm excited to get back to see how it goes in the sprint car. It will help to have some familiarity with the track. And Stockton was where my first ever sprint car race was at. That is a track I compare to Midwest tracks so I think that will help me."

Daniel competed last Saturday during a World of Outlaws show at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he made his debut following a rainout on Friday. He qualified 27th quickest before placing eighth in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown.

"In the beginning we weren't that strong," he said. "That track is known for being a rough track with a hole going into turn one. It sounds intimidating, but after running it a couple of laps it wasn't as bad as I imagined. We just didn't qualify where we needed. We pushed out for the heat and it was pouring down rain. Our heat was stopped for an hour and a half. We made some changes after we went back out and that helped, but it's hard to move forward and make progress when the track is heavy because of the rain. I was more comfortable and the car felt the best in the Last Chance Showdown. It was one of those things where we didn't qualify where we needed to so we were playing catch up all night, but we made progress and I gained confidence each time we went out."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dillon Risk Management

Dillon Risk Management is an award-winning risk management insurance company located in Granite Bay, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.DillonRisk.com.

"Dillon Risk Management has been a big part of our program the last couple of years," Daniel said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, BTC Bank, Valley Pacific, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Excited for ASCS National Tour Event Close to Home This Weekend at Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - HEATH, Texas (March 13, 2019) - Travis Rilat will enjoy some home cooking this weekend as the BDS Motorsports driver competes at the race track closest to his hometown.

Rilat and team are slated to race on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals. It's the first two races of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule.

"It's a huge benefit to race close to home, especially when it's at a track where you have a lot of laps," he said. "Some family and friends will be able to come out and watch us race this weekend as well so that's an added bonus."

Rilat has captured at least one top-10 finish at the half-mile oval during each of the last 14 years. He earned Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumphs at the track in 2002 and 2006.

"I think we had a car capable of winning there last year, too," he said.

Rilat charged from sixth into the runner-up position and was closing on the leader early in the race during last year's ASCS Spring Nationals before a mechanical problem relegated him to the pits early. However, he posted a fifth-place run during the Speedweek event in the summer to extend his top-10 streak at the track.

"Hopefully we can put ourselves in position to compete for a win or two this weekend," he said. "It begins with drawing a good pill that determines our heat race starting position. Then we need to make the most of the situation to get into the feature redraw. If we can do that and pull a decent redraw number we'll be where we want, which is in a position to race for a victory."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TravisRilat29/

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - KSE Racing Products

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"I've run with KSE Racing Products for many years," Rilat said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to earning a lot of success together."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, The BOSS, Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, CnB Chubby, Joe's Kleen Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Xtreme Friction Fighter, Engler Machine & Tool, Smiley's Race Products, HRP Wings, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gillund Enterprises, Hepfner Racing Products, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Lawrence Ready for ASCS National Tour Challenge at Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - LILLIAN, Texas (March 13, 2019) - Zane Lawrence can't wait to be back in the seat of his family owned 360ci sprint car this weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway, which hosts the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday.

"I'm excited to be back in the 360 this weekend," he said. "I've had a lot of fun in the micro sprint and Bob Odom's 305 sprint car, but I'm excited to be able to be back in the family owned car and chase a championship. Bob is still giving me the opportunity to race the 305 sprint car as well so we have a pretty busy schedule on our hands this year."

The Spring Nationals will also be the kickoff for the revived ASCS Lone Star Region. One of Lawrence's goals this season is to vie for the regional championship.

"I like Devil's Bowl," he said. "We used to race there weekly in the 305 sprint car so I have a lot of laps around that place. Hopefully we will have a pretty decent run both nights and start off the season and the chase for the championship on a high note."

Lawrence last competed in an ASCS National Tour event at Devil's Bowl Speedway in March 2017 when he won a B Main before charging from 18 th to 10th in the main event. It earned Lawrence the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. It also marked his most recent top 10 with the ASCS National Tour.

"It's a confidence booster going to a track where you've had a good run and earned a top 10 while racing with some of the best competition in 360 winged sprint car racing," he said. "Hopefully we can produce a pair of strong results and record another top 10 or two this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Velocita Premium Motorsports Apparel

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"We are happy to have Velocita on board for another season," Lawrence said. "Brad is great to work with and always so helpful when we are in the market for new racing suits and apparel. We are grateful to have their products and support for our team."

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

 

 

Kokomo Speedway Selects Speed Shift TV to Broadcast Events Via Live Pay-Per-View Video

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (March 13, 2019) - Kokomo Speedway is the latest track to sign up for live online video broadcasts of its events through a partnership with Speed Shift TV.

The quarter-mile dirt oval in Kokomo, Ind., runs from early April through the middle of October with midgets, winged sprint cars, non-wing sprint cars and micro sprints among the featured divisions.

Speed Shift TV will broadcast lap-by-lap coverage throughout most of the season, excluding dates with USAC on the schedule along with the Dave Crow Classic on July. 3. The active shows on Speed Shift TV will be encompassed in the recently announced VIP subscription, which is only $40 per month and showcases a number of tracks, series and events each month.

Several of the marquee events at Kokomo Speedway include the FAST Series and BOSS Series competing on April 28, BC's Indiana Double on May 26, the Bob Darland Memorial on June 23, the Vince Osman Season Championship on Sept. 1 and the Kokomo Klash XIII Oct. 18-19.

For a list of all upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Many Activities Encompass AGCO Jackson Nationals Experience Beyond Racing

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (March 13, 2019) - The AGCO Jackson Nationals is a little more than three months away and anticipation is already building.

The 41st edition of the marquee sprint car event hosted by Jackson Motorplex June 27-29 showcases the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The top drivers in the country will vie for more than $305,000 in weekend winnings with both preliminary nights paying $10,000 to win before the finale offers $41,000 to win and $3,000 to start the A Main.

While the action on the track will be thrilling, there are plenty of activities on tap throughout the weekend.

A hauler parade kicks off the festivities on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the Fan Fest. Race cars will be on display along with a $5 Burger Bar and live music from Hicktown Mafia starting at 8 p.m.

AGCO will host an open house on Friday, June 28, at the Intivity Center. MRN's Winged Nation will be there showcasing driver interviews and fans can tour the AGCO factory.

Jackson Motorplex is offering a Meet-and-Greet of several track Hall of Fame members on Saturday, June 29, in the afternoon behind the main grandstand.

More events will be announced in the future.

AGCO Jackson Nationals tickets are available at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com or by calling 507-822-7314.

The 2019 season gets underway on May 10 for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey's Roofing featuring the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars and the IRA Sprint Car Series along with Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids.

UP NEXT -

May 10 for the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey's Roofing featuring the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars and the IRA Sprint Car Series along with Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Willie Croft Looks Forward to Twin Billing at Silver Dollar Speedway and Stockton Dirt Track with World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- This Friday and Saturday night, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and Stockton, CA’s Dirt Track in Stockton and Willie Croft is poised to repeat previous success at both facilities.

“The last couple of years we have been pretty good at both Silver Dollar Speedway, and Stockton Dirt Track,” Willie Croft said. “Anytime you mix the World of Outlaws into the equation things get more difficult but I think we are up for the challenge.”

First up this weekend is the return of the Mini Gold Cup. Last ran as a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event back in 2016, the 2017 event was washed out and the event was taken off the schedule in its entirety in 2018.

An ode to this September’s Gold Cup Race of Champions, Croft will be in attendance as he looks for his second Mini Gold Cup crown, he picked up his first back in 2004 driving for Main Motorsports. More recently at Silver Dollar Speedway, Croft picked up one of the track’s crowned jewels last May, as he scored the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial feature event win.

As the scene shifts to Stockton, CA on Saturday night, it is another facility that Croft has shined at in recent years. Boasting two career wins at the state’s newest facility, Croft was able to tally a second place run during the 2018 Jimmy Sills Classic and win a lucrative unsanctioned race back in May to headline a handful of strong showings.

“These are two tracks that we have been really fast at as of late,” Croft added. “We will keep doing what we have been doing and look to show our best hand against the best in the country.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: Willie Croft is scheduled to be in action on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

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

 

 

TULARE CHARGER: Stewart & CJB Nap Top-10 Finish at Exciting California Track West coast swing continues in earnest with stops at Chico and Stockton

CARLISLE, PA. - March 12, 2019 - California typically has a reputation for sun and warm weather. However, each spring, the rainy season blankets the third largest state in the United States. Rain and dirt tracks don't play well together as CJB Motorsports and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series lost one night of racing action at Thunderbowl Speedway near Tulare, Calif.

The tour was, however, able to fire their engines on Saturday, March 9th for the scheduled second night of racing action at the tight California bullring. CJB driver Shane Stewart timed in 14th of the 33 machines in attendance, finished third in his heat race and lined up 10th for the main event.

"We had a good car in Tulare," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands, Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "The Outlaws and the track did a great job getting that race in. It was actually raining while we were running the A main so we got lucky to get the entire race in. Starting 10th and finishing 6th wasn't too bad, considering the conditions."

The Outlaws annual Spring Break tour out west continues with planned stops at Silver Dollar Speedway near Chico, Calif. on Friday, March 15th and the Stockton Dirt Track near Stockton, Calif. on Saturday, March 16th. Stewart & CJB are searching for their first wins at Stockton but Silver Dollar Speedway has been far more kind. CJB won the spring race at the racy bullring in 2013 with Paul McMahan while Stewart won one race a year at the track from 2015 thru 2017, culminating with the Gold Cup Race of Champions victory in 2017.

"I love the 'cowboy up,' kind of tracks and that is what you get with Chico and Stockton," Stewart said. "I have enjoyed some success at both places and am looking forward to getting back there this weekend."

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2019 STATS: Events: 10 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 3 Top-10's: 6 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 1

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

DRIVER GEAR:

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

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

Partners: Big Game Treestands, Muddy, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

DriveWFX.com Joins Blake Hahn Racing For 2019 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (March 12, 2019) Ready to kick off the 2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network this Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, Blake Hahn has added a new partner to the No. 52 machine with driveWFX.com [Western Flyer Xpress] coming on board to help Hahn get down the road.
Based out of Oklahoma City, Okla. Western Flyer Xpress was founded by Rodney and Randy Timms in 1996. They began with four trucks, four reefers, and have grown the company into a fleet of more than 600 trucks and 1,300 trailers, according to their website.

Racers in their own right, Randy Timms has been a long time veteran of Open Wheel Modifieds, and his son Ryan Timms is up and coming in the Micro ranks as the current point's leader in Restricted competition with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Tel-Star Technologies.
"We're really grateful to have driveWFX.com on board this year," commented Blake Hahn.
"One of the biggest challenges of racing at this level is travel and knowing that we have a company that understands racing with Randy racing for so many years, it allows us to better focus on what we need to do to win and give their company the best representation possible."
To become a part of the Western Flyer Xpress team, you can apply online at http://www.drivewfx.com/apply.
Races at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 get underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT). Live coverage can be found at http://www.racinboys.com.
The 2019 season is Blake Hahn's 17th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2019 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 6; Wins -1; Top 5 - 1; Top 10 - 1; Top 15 -2; Top 20 -2;
Coming Up:
March 15 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas) - ASCS National
March 16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas) - ASCS National
Blake Hahn Racing Online Store:
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The Sponsors:
DriveWFX.com, Lucas Oil Products, Griffith Truck and Equipment, CSR Garage, Sage Fruit, Co., Speedway Vending, Semi Crazy Truck Wash, JR1, Triple X Race Co., Engler, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Maxwell Industries, Best Graphics, Schoenfeld, Rod End Supply, Pizza Express of Oklahoma, and EFH.

 

 

2019 POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series Comes to Life Friday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Sacramento, CA )- A busy offseason for the Bay Cities Racing Association has seen the storied organization join forces with Performance Open Wheel Racing Inc. (POWRi) to create the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series. For the first time ever a POWRi sanctioned race will take place in California Friday night at The Dirt Track and Kern County in Bakersfield, CA.

Friday night kicks off a fresh season of Midget action for the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series as it marks the first of 21 races all over the state of California offering up a nice mix of dirt and pavement facilities.

This weekend’s marquee event will take place on the upstart Dirt Track at Kern County, located at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA just off the backstretch of the state of the art pavement facility.

Building off of the 2018 season that saw young Jesse Love win the overall championship, Chad Nichols win the pavement title, and Maria Cofer win the dirt title, a new crop of drivers is expected to be on hand to set their sights at the first ever POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series Championship.

Friday night, cars are expected to be on the track for hot laps at 6pm, with time trials slated for 630pm, and racing action expected to go green at 745pm.

For more information please click over to https://www.kernraceway.com/dirt-track/.

ON TAP: The 2019 POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series gets underway on Friday night at The Dirt Track at Kern County.

2019 WINNERS:

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series by clicking over to www.bcraracing.com.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1939, the Bay Cities Racing Association has a rich and flavorful history of midget racing in the “Golden State” of California. For eight decades, the BCRA has been giving drivers a proving ground and giving fans the thrilling races they crave, be it on the dirt tracks or on the pavement surfaces. In 2019, the series joined forces with POWRi to create the POWRi-BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Ready for California Challenge in Chico and Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 12, 2019) - Kraig Kinser is heading to a pair of California race tracks this weekend.

Kinser and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will visit Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on Friday for the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton on Saturday for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

"We've ran in Chico and Stockton quite a bit," he said. "We know what to expect. You have to start off strong with some nice laps early and then hopefully it works out from there. The No. 1 goal is to unload strong. We'll take it one step at a time and see how we end up after qualifying and adjust from there."

Kinser enters the weekend seeking his first top 10 of the season.

"We need to get qualified better and that will help set us up for success," he said. "These tracks are enjoyable to race at. All the tracks have their own personalities and the fans out here in California love sprint car racing."

Kinser competed last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway, where the opening night of the doubleheader rained out on Friday.

Kinser timed in 18th quickest on Saturday. A seventh-place run in a heat race relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, which he won to transfer into the rear of the main event. Unfortunately, Kinser was caught up in an early crash that resulted in a DNF.

"We didn't get qualified good on Saturday," he said. "That's been our struggle this year. When you start in the back of features you never know what's going to happen. We were in the wrong spot at the wrong time. It's a product of being bottled up on the start."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 24 (21).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Southern Pacific Farms

"The Moles Family gives us a place to stay and they take us in for the whole month when we're in California," Kinser said. "It really helps our race team out. They've become great friends and it makes this trip out west a lot more enjoyable having their support."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Sander Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, The Race Shack, Engler Machine & Tool, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks, Wings Unlimited, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Preparing for World of Outlaws Races in Chico and Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 12, 2019) - Sometimes in motor sports a race is simply chalked up as a bad night.

A driver takes any positive he or she can and moves on, which is exactly what Giovanni Scelzi has done from last Saturday's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series show at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports struggled throughout a tricky night that was hampered by continuous mist and rain showers, culminating with an early exit in the A Main follow a crash.

"That's just racing," he said. "You move on and look forward, which is what we're doing at this weekend's races."

Scelzi and team will return to action this Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Both races are World of Outlaws events, beginning on Friday at a quarter-mile bullring.

"It's two places I like and two good tracks when the surface is good," he said. "I'm hoping we have two good finishes. I haven't been to Chico in a while. I feel like I've gotten more comfortable on bigger tracks, like 3/8 mile and bigger, in the last year. Bernie (Stuebgen) has worked more on big tracks and I've raced more on small tracks so that should help."

Scelzi's lone victory this year came on a small oval in Australia with Stuebgen turning the wrenches.

"It was pretty small track similar to Silver Dollar Speedway," Scelzi said. "It always helps to find anything that gives you extra confidence. Being home in California is good and going to tracks I've seen helps. Hopefully it all comes together this weekend and we can contend for two good finishes."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 22 (23).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

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

"The Panella Family has been close friends with my family since before I was born," Scelzi said. "Their support for our racing has been monumental and the work their business does is important for our part of the country."

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

 

 

Hagar Fired Up Following Frustrating Midget Outing During Shamrock Classic

Inside Line Promotions - DU QUOIN, Ill. (March 12, 2019) - Derek Hagar isn't afraid to stand his ground, which is the position he feels he has been put into following a frustrating 4th annual Shamrock Classic last Saturday inside the Southern Illinois Center.

"There's a time and place to stand your ground," he said. "We had a couple of incidents with teams thinking they can push us around. They'll have a rude awakening in the future."

Hagar opened the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets event by quickly maneuvering the midget he co-owns with Jonathan Proctor into third place from his fifth starting position in a heat race.

"We got up to third when a guy thought driving through us would help him keep his seat so he spun us in the heat," he said. "That put us behind for the rest of the night."

A sixth-place result in a heat race relegated Hagar to the rear of a qualifier. He rallied from 10th to sixth, which lined him up on the outside of the third row in a B Main.

"We got to fifth and I was all over the guy for fourth biding my time," he said. "Another driver drove through us coming off turn two and spun us out to ruin our chances of getting in the big show. We're not in that circle so we get treated a little different. It'll all come back around though."

Hagar now shifts his focus to his winged sprint car season debut this Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS Series. Hagar has earned at least one podium finish at the track during each of the last six seasons, including wins in 2017, 2014 and 2013.

"We've won some races there so it's been a good track for us," he said. "You have to get up on the fence to run there. I think it fits our style. Hopefully we'll have a solid outing and we'll be able to contend for another win."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. - Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: 6 (10); B Main: 13 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Price Shifts Focus to ASCS National Tour as Season Begins This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 12, 2019) - Robbie Price's campaign for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour title begins this weekend in Texas.

Price is slated to kick off the ASCS National Tour season on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals. It will mark only his second time racing at the half-mile track.

"We're excited to get out there and run the full tour this year," he said. "Our focus is consistency and that begins this weekend with hopefully a pair of solid outings."

Price made his first 360ci winged sprint car start of the season last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he elected to race in that division during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series show in an effort to dial in his 360 engine.

"We swapped the motors and figured it'd be a good time to shake down the 360 and we'd have a good shot at running in the top five," he said. "We hot lapped good and qualified decent. We were quick in the heat race."

Price qualified 10th quickest and he won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. A sixth-place finish in the dash lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We decided to try some stuff in the dash and it didn't work out very well," he said. "We switched it around for the main and we were quick. I got into a groove and we were rolling pretty good. I got a run around the outside of a guy trying to pass for third. I tried to the shoot the gap between him and the wall, but it closed up on me. I should have been complacent and realized it was Lap 5 and not Lap 25."

Price was involved in an early incident that resulted in a DNF.

"On a positive note our 360 ran really good and we raced some good cars so that's a boost of confidence," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 19 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Triple X Race Components

Triple X Race Components offers the most common sprint car, midget and 600 mini sprint parts. For more information, visit http://www.XXXRaceCo.com.

"We're thrilled to work with Triple X Race Components, which provides us with the opportunity to compete for wins thanks to a durable and reliable product line," Price said.

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, CARSTAR Leduc, Skagit Speedway, Highline Performance, Champion Brands and Wildlight Motorsports Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Ian Madsen Sweeps the Show with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though Mother Nature has slowed the start of the season around the country, when she does allow racing action to take place drivers using KSE Racing Products are finding ways to grab wins.

Saturday night in Tulare, CA the only thing that could slow Ian Madsen and KCP Racing was a rain shower that delayed the program amidst heat races. The class of the field all night, Madsen used his KSE Racing Products to earn quick time honors, win his heat, win the Dash, and lead all 35-laps to win the feature event.

Lincoln Speedway braved the cold, snowy elements on Sunday afternoon, and when it was all said and done it was Central PA standout, Lucas Wolfe celebrating in victory lane after a hard fought feature event win to open the season up on PA Posse soil.

Cannon McIntosh had an eventful day that started in a ball of flames at the Shamrock Classic with the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget Series. When the race played out the youngster was enjoying the spoils of victory lane with KSE Racing Products.

Morgan Turpen had a great race at Chatham Raceway on Saturday as she outlasted a strong field of cars to use her KSE Racing Products to pick up her first win of the year. Friday night, Mark Smith continued his strong 2019 campaign as he also grabbed a win.

A pair of USAC/CRA events took place at Canyon Speedway in Arizona over the weekend and it was a KSE Racing Products sweep as Josh Hodges and Hunter Schurenburg both emerged victorious in the desert.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Terry McCarl 14th at Thunderbowl Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though the elements tried to wash the entire weekend of racing out, both Tulare Thunderbowl and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series officials worked hard to get Saturday’s program in as Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports picked up a 14th place finish.

“It was a decent night for the Destiny Motorsports team,” Terry McCarl said. “Qualifying was really tight, and we were less than 1 tenth off of being fourth quick, and with this format time trials really can dictate your night. With everyone that close, it just makes your job that much more difficult."

Ending up 16th on the speed chart aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.Com backed No. 4 machine, the Iowa native would take care of business in his heat race as a fourth place finish would propel him directly into the feature event.

Following a rain shower prior to his heat, the track conditions would change immensely and the slick surface early would turn fast and hooked up for TMAC's heat and the rest of the night.

Once the feature event came around, McCarl would take the green flag from the 16th starting position aboard his Bosma Poultry/STC/T.W. Vance Trucking machine as he would go to work on what he calls one of his favorite tracks.

While passing would prove to be tough on this night, McCarl would work hard as he searched around the 1/3 mile oval. Able to pick up a couple of positions in what was a fast paced feature event, he would accept the checkered flag with a 14th place finish.

“It was a great job by the Outlaws and the track to get it in with all the rain leading up to Saturday, and even with the shower rolling in during heat races,” McCarl added. “Big thanks to Craig Smith, Dillon Paddock, the Offill Family/Country Builders Construction for helping me keep the Destiny Motorsports/TheSnowPlow.Com car going all night and again this upcoming weekend in Chico, CA and Stockton, CA.

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., STC, T.W. Vance Trucking, KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, JLT Ent., Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports will be in action this Friday in Chico, CA and Saturday in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Smith and Heffner Racing Post First Podium of The Season

Mandee Pauch Relations – May 12, 2018 – The annual Ice Breaker was a cold and wet one at Lincoln Speedway Sunday afternoon, however, it didn’t stop the new Heffner Racing team from making their big debut at the fast 3/8 mile.

Ryan Smith, the pilot of the all new Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews No.72, started the day off with what many would believe was a sign from above.

“I drew 27,” Smith said. “What are the odds of that. Right then I knew someone was looking down on us.”

With some guidance from the man himself, Smith strapped in and rolled off on the outside of the second row of his heat race. Smith was able to get a strong start at the drop of the green and lock himself into the redraw with a second-place finish.

With luck of the draw, Smith started on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event.

“At one point I was on Lucas Wolfe in lapped traffic,” noted Smith. “I had a couple shots but wasn’t there to capitalize. The more and more people I talked to had the same problem I was having. It was so muddy that we were all running through tear offs. My shield kept fogging up, so I had to rip one off each lap. There was a red during the race and I actually switched helmets. It was still tough to see so I made sure to play a little defense there at the end.”

Despite visibility conditions, Smith was able to hold off the field and finish runner-up to Wolfe for his first race behind the wheel of the No.72.

“All-in-all we had a good night being our first time out with the new team,” he said. “We were fast right off the trailer, the crew worked great together, everything went pretty well. Then we capped the night off at Red Robbin for dinner with the crew.”

Next on tap for the Heffner Racing team will be a two-day weekend with Port Royal Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway’s openers this coming Saturday and Sunday.

RYAN SMITH QUICK RESULTS -

March 10 – Lincoln Speedway; Heat: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2)

RYAN SMITH SEASON STATS –

1 race– 1 top five

UP NEXT -

March 16 - Port Royal Speedway

March 17 - Williams Grove Speedway

MEDIA LINKS –

Heffner Racing Website: www.heffnerracing.com Facebook:www.facebook.com/HeffnerRacing Twitter:www.twitter.com/HeffnerRacing

Ryan Smith Website:www.ryansmithracing.com Facebook:www.facebook.com/RyanSmithKunkletownKid Twitter:www.twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing Instagram:www.instagram.com/ryansmith410

APPAREL –

Find Ryan Smith apparel available at their racecar trailer during events they compete in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHTS –

RYAN SMITH SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Lelands.com

Lelands is the first sports auction house and the premier appraisers and authenticators in the entire sports collectible hobby. For more information, visit www.lelands.com.

“Lelands is Mike’s business,” Smith said. “He puts a lot of time in during the week traveling the country making that deal go. That’s a big part of how we get to the track every week.”

Smith would also like to thankHeffner Racing Enterprises, Lelands Auction, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Red Robin Catering, CnB Chubby, Selinsgrove Speedway, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Blazer’s Body Shop, Hodnett & Co. RRi Designs, Specialty Rigging Company, Trent Gower Photography, Packer’s Concessions, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Diversified Machine Inc, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Slade Shock Technology, K1 Racegear, CR Graphics, Butler Built Seats, Rider Engines, Maxim Race Cars, and PAC Springs for their continued support.

 

 

Performance Racegear To Suit Up for 2020 Classic

The Premier Speedway Club, Warrnambool is please to confirm that they will again partner with Performance Racegear as a major supporting partner of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The Classic, which will be held from Friday January 24 through to Sunday January 26, 2020 as always promises to be one of the Jewels in the Australian Speedway landscape.

Premier Speedway’s General Manager David Mills was excited to announce the extension of the partnership with Performance Racegear.

“We are thrilled to have Mike and Cheryl Nairn from Performance Racegear on board as one of our major supporting sponsors of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic”, Mills said.

“Mike and Cheryl first came on board with us for the 2018 Classic, and we are hopeful that we can continue to work with and partner them, as we look as far ahead as the 50th Anniversary Classic which is rapidly approaching in 2022

“Mike has been able to assist our highly regarded Safety Crew with some equipment in recent time, including the roll out of vastly improved Fire Suits for all of our valued crash crew members earlier this season, so to have him on board as a major part of our Classic weekend again next season is something we are very excited about”, Mills added.

Performance Racegear’s co-founder Mike Nairn was also upbeat about the newly formed partnership.

“From a business perspective, it made perfect sense for Performance Racegear to be located here in Victoria, putting us in what is a proverbial hot bed for Speedway Racing. I have been fortunate to have travelled the world whether it be working in Rally or F1 and the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic stacks up as an event and is a perfect fit for our Business”, Nairn said.

“We will have our fully equipped trailer at not only the Classic but a number of events around the State, providing our customers, both new and existing, with the best possible service we can provide. Cheryl and myself are very excited with the opportunity we have to work with not only Premier Speedway but also the broader Speedway community”, he added.

Performance Racegear was founded in June 2013 by Mike Nairn and Business partner Peter Rullo based in Perth WA to bring the best in world leading Motorsport brands to Australia, they travel interstate regularly to various meetings to visit their growing customer base and visit expos globally to bring back the best in Motorsport Apparel to Australia.

The Business and Mike Nairn relocated to Koroit Victoria in May 2017 to give a better access to more customers and to many Melbourne based teams plus putting us in the heart of Speedway country.

Performance Racegear have been chosen by European Suppliers as Australian Importers for P1 Advanced Racewear, Schroth Frontal Head Restraints and Harnesses, OMP, and are Super stockists of Arai helmets.

Performance Racegear joins the Lady Bay Resort and KRE Race Engines as returning supporters of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic which will be held from Friday January 24 through to Sunday January 26, 2020.

 

 

Brian Brown Excited for World of Outlaws Events in Chico and Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 12, 2019) - One of the great things about motor sports is that a driver doesn't have to wait long for the next opportunity to compete.

Brian Brown will return to action this Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader presents the next two opportunities following a frustrating outing last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"It was a very tough night in Tulare," he said. "On the first lap in qualifying we went into turns three and four and hit a hole and almost turned over. It stalled the car and then we had to get back going again. On the second lap into turns three and four I took the wrong angle so that really kind of messed up our qualifying. When you do that it really puts you behind the eight ball and then it was misting rain and raining the rest of the night. We could never get back ahead so it was kind of the same story as Vegas. We're looking forward to putting those nights behind us and are ready to get to Chico on Friday."

Friday will mark the first time since 2015 for Brown to compete at Silver Dollar Speedway. He's spent the last few seasons racing at Stockton Dirt Track, where he set quick time during qualifying and won a heat race last year on the heels of a career-best feature finish of fourth in 2017.

"We're really looking forward to Stockton on Saturday," he said. "Obviously it's an FVP sponsored race that's important to us and we've been very good there the last couple of years so hopefully we can get qualified and put ourselves in a position to go for a feature win.

"It's been a real tough few nights for us, but the guys have had a good attitude and have worked very hard to make sure we unload a fast car in Chico and Stockton."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: DNS (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV's, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit http://www.FVPparts.com! FVP … Verified. Proven.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SPLASH

Based in Minnesota and part of the Factory Motor Parts family of brands, SPLASH® provides innovative products that protect against extreme weather and road conditions in any season.

The comprehensive SPLASH® product line includes windshield wash, wiper blades, pressure washer soap, de-icing fluids, ice melt, antifreeze, fuel treatment and cleaning products. SPLASH® is the brand to trust for vehicle, marine, home and recreational solutions. It also offers private-label services for retailers who want to sell SPLASH ® formulas under their own brand.

Contact SPLASH® to find out where to buy products or how to become a valued retailer. To learn more, visit http://www.SPLASHWash.com.

"SPLASH is a product every consumer can use with their window wash, ice melt and all of their great products," Brown said. "We're thrilled to have them on board and we recommend race fans give their products an opportunity to shine."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Fischer Body Shop, J.D. Welding & Machine, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, MSD Ignition, Housby, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

White Grateful for Support as Third Season on the Road Gets Underway

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (March 12, 2019) - As Harli White prepares to embark upon her third straight season on the road with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour she has reflected on the recent past.

"We're so grateful to have the new sponsors that we have and we're blessed to have the continued support of so many great people and businesses," she said. "For example, Kim and Judy Olson of The Mower Shop have been great supporters of us for the past several years. We're so thankful to have them as not only a sponsor but as close friends and we appreciate everything they've done."

In addition to the long-time and new marketing partners, White is appreciative of veteran racer Johnny Herrera for coming on board as the crew chief.

"While I was in Australia Johnny was working hard getting everything ready for the upcoming Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season," she said. "Everything is perfect and we're all so excited to get the season started. Johnny and I raced together the last few years so it's nice to have someone who has raced with me and seen me in action. We can compare that way and he can be a racing mentor in a way. That will have its advantages as well. I get a driver coach and a crew chief all in one."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season begins this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals.

"Devil's Bowl is close to home," White said. "I remember going there as a kid with my dad racing modifieds. Devil's Bowl is a track you have to be good early in the night. It's a matter of drawing good and putting ourselves in a good position. Our main goal this year is consistent top fives. My program is right there and we have everything to do it so now is the time we need to start accomplishing that consistency."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dustin's Dream

Dustin's Dream, which was created in honor of the life of Dustin Chamberlain, conducts international medical mission trips, provides scholarships for students entering the field of healthcare and partners with like-minded organizations to improve the welfare of at-risk families locally and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.DustinsDream.net.

"Dustin's Dream is a great organization and I'm honored to have it on the side of my car," White said. "I've heard a lot about Dustin. He was a wonderful young man and a very thoughtful person. We'll honor him the best we can."

White would also like to thank Life of Hope Ministries, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, Choice Builders, Peak Energy, FK Rod Ends, Cole Agency, Allstar Performance, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children, Mach-1 Chassis and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman's Quest for Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Title Begins This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (March 12, 2019) - The 2018 season was a career best for Seth Bergman, who came the closest he ever has to securing his first-ever Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship.

Bergman finished second in the championship standings, marking the best result of his career and the eighth straight season with a top-10 finish in the ASCS National Tour standings. He also posted 10 feature victories, including four with the ASCS National Tour. That also tied his most in a single season.

That taste of success has driven Bergman throughout the offseason as he has prepared for another run at the title in 2019. It begins this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals.

"I feel like I'm more prepared than I was last year," he said. "I took some things I didn't like last year and applied it to try to get better. We've done thorough preparation. Typically I'd race the week or two before the ASCS opener, but we chose to take more time to prepare the right way to show up to Devil's Bowl.

"I had too many DNFs last year. As a driver I was ready to race and ready to win. I've worked hard in my department. We're working hard to make sure the car stays together and we can finish races."

Bergman, who recorded a top-10 finish during five races in Florida in February, has a stellar track record at Devil's Bowl Speedway. He's recorded at least one top-five result at the oval during five of the last six seasons and he's earned at least one top 10 every year since 2012. In fact, he has one win, 10 top fives and 14 top 10s in 19 races there dating back to 2013.

"I'm going into it with a positive outlook," he said. "We'll focus on doing our job and everything else will take care of itself."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

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

 

 

Schuett Preparing for Start of First Season in Winged Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - URBANA, Ill. (March 12, 2019) - With less than one month remaining until Schuett Racing kicks off its inaugural campaign fielding a winged sprint car everything has been busy for Kyle Schuett as he readies for his debut.

The team spent most of last Sunday wrapping two new race cars and the mule, a task that took approximately 10 hours. Next up is a trip to the dyno this Saturday.

"We're moving along steadily and making progress before the season begins next month," Schuett said. "The cars are looking great and we're excited to get to the dyno to check the engine. If all goes well and we get some decent weather our hope is to go to a practice day on Sunday."

Schuett is planning on tackling a practice day at three different tracks during each of the next three weekends beginning this Sunday at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill.

"Our goal is to get some laps before the first race so that we can dial everything in better and I can get some experience," he said. "Right now it's all contingent on Mother Nature cooperating."

The team is scheduled to open the season with Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series races on April 5 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 6 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

"It's getting closer," Schuett said. "We want to give a special thanks to Health Alliance for coming back on board this year along with all of our marketing partners. We're taking a huge step forward for our team and we're excited to have many great people and companies in our corner."

UP NEXT -

April 5 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 6 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Progressive Propane Inc.

Progressive Propane Inc., which is based in Philo, Ill., has more than four decades of experience as a full-service propane supplier. For more information, visit http://www.Progressive-Propane.com .

"Progressive Propane Inc. has been supporting our racing since the quarter midgets days back in 2004," Schuett said. "We're extremely grateful for their continued support and we look forward to continuing to represent them in a positive light."

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, AMSOIL, Roof Bolt Xpress, Engler Machine and Tool, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powdercoating, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing, Inc), Diversified Machine Incorporated (DMI), Hooker Harness, Rod End Supply, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Guides Old School Racing to Runner-Up Result During Season-Opening Event

Inside Line Promotions - CHATHAM, La. (March 12, 2019) - Channin Tankersley posted a runner-up result last weekend during the opening event of the season for Old School Racing.

The team ventured to Louisiana for a two-day USCS Series event at Chatham Speedway, where Tankersley finished third in a heat race to kick off Friday's action. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"I got up to fifth in the first two laps," he said. "I was running the bottom and most people were up top. Then someone hit me so hard it flipped my visor open."

Tankersley was taken out early in the race. However, he rebounded by rallying from the back of the pack to score a sixth-place finish.

"Any time you have to go to the back and can pass cars and make your way back into the top 10 it's a good result," he said. "We had a good car and could run the top or the bottom. It made it a lot easier that we were able to run all over the place. Most people were pretty dedicated to the top."

That momentum continued on Saturday when he placed fifth in the dash and third in a heat race before starting the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"We made some changes to the car and it was really drivable," he said. "The track was technical and really tricky. We were primarily rolling the bottom. There were a bunch of people rolling the middle and higher lanes. Right off the get-go we passed two or three cars and just rode there most of the race. We had a caution with about 12 laps to go. I don't know if everyone else was having problems getting going, but we got up to second in like three laps. We kept pace with the leader, which was pretty cool because he's quick everywhere he goes."

Tankersley's runner-up result marked his first podium of the year and his six positions gained on the track equaled the second-most cars passed.

The team is scheduled to tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season-opening doubleheader this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 8 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (10).

March 9 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Dash: 5 (6); Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 2 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialized care to children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate regardless of the families ability to pay. For more information, visit https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc .

"Our car owner Bruce Griffith is a long-time supporter of Shriners Hospitals for Children, which does amazing things for children in need," Tankersley said.

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Intra Services, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Ball Posts Top-Five Finish During Season-Opening Race in Louisiana

Inside Line Promotions - CHATHAM, La. (March 12, 2019) - Jamie Ball and the White Lightning Motorsports team made the most out of a trip to Chatham Speedway last weekend for a two-day USCS Series event, which began with a top-five finish on Friday during the team's season opener.

"It was great to get a night under our belt and shake the rust off," Ball said. "We had a good night overall to start the year being able to get our first top five of the season."

Ball finished where he started - second - in a heat race to begin the action. He then took the green flag from the inside of the fourth row for the feature. Ball picked up a couple of positions to finish fifth.

"We were running in fourth throughout the first 23 laps of the race right behind (Morgan) Turpen, (Tony) Stewart and (Mark) Smith," he said. "With a couple of laps to go, I bicycled the car big time and nearly got upside down and lost one spot to Terry Gray. Overall it was great effort to kick off the 2019 season."

On Saturday, Ball began the night on a high note by scoring his first USCS Series heat race win after starting on the pole. He also ended sixth in the dash.

"They had forecasted major rain all day in Chatham so we got lucky and it actually barely rained at all," he said. "The track was super hard packed and slick as they were prepared for a rain storm. It was a totally different track surface from the previous night, but our heat race went well and we got our first heat race win of the season."

That lined him up on the inside of the third row for Saturday night's feature. Although he lost ground in the feature, Ball was able to log a top-10 finish to round out the weekend.

"The A Main proved to be difficult for me as my biggest struggle is short tracks and slick short tracks," Ball said. "Overall, Chatham Speedway was a fun little joint. The owner, staff and fans were great and excited to see sprint cars. The competitive level of the front runners was a good tune up for us before we embark on our second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season. We are looking forward to starting with ASCS this weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. It will be nice to get on a big track and see how we can go."

The ASCS National Tour opener is this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 8 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (7).

March 9 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Dash: 6 (5); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers at each sprint car event they compete at throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Van Zante Construction

Van Zante Construction is a locally owned and operated construction company that prides themselves on listening to customers wants and needs and communicating effectively to provide them with their dream project. No job is too big or too small. We offer a variety of services from mowing your lawn in the summer and plowing snow in the winter to building a complete structure from the ground up. We strive to build relationships with our customers, not just homes. Call today to work with a quality, professional contractor who will make your dream project a reality! For more information, visit http://www.VanZanteConstruction.com .

"We would like to welcome Van Zante Construction to White Lightning Motorsports as a new partner for 2019," Ball said. "Logan Van Zante is a good friend of ours at White Lightning Motorsports and he has performed multiple jobs for owners Jody Hegwood and Larry Ball Jr. as well as myself. Logan does top-notch work at an affordable price in the Marion County, Iowa, area. Logan, his wife, Madi, and their staff are great supporters of the racing community. If you need any type of remodel, new home build or construction of any kind please give Logan a call and tell him White Lightning Motorsports sent you his way."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L&J Enterprise Inc, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Timberline Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Iowa State Savings Bank, Chick Magnet Motorsports, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Wingdance Graphics, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, The Joie of Seating, Tire Demon by Love Tap, Fisher Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, Allstar Performance, Shell Shock, Outlaw Wings, Ryan Bowers Racing, K1 and Astro Titanium for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Starts New Season on ASCS National Tour This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (March 12, 2019) - Alex Hill is eager to kick off her second full season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

The half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, features racing on Friday and Saturday.

"I'm excited to start our season with ASCS at Devil's Bowl," she said. "It's a track that I like and we've had some good experiences there."

Hill will be looking for a positive start to her ASCS season as she strives to improve upon her 13th -place finish in the championship standings during her rookie season last year with the traveling 360ci winged sprint car series.

"Our goal for this year is more consistency and to qualify for more A Mains," she said. "We feel that we should do better overall this year since we've now raced at nearly all of the tracks on the schedule."

Hill was able to knock off some rust while racing a couple of weekends in Florida during February.

"I was pretty happy with our speed in Florida," she said. "We were really fast there. Unfortunately, our results didn't show it as there was a lot of tough competition and most of the breaks didn't go our way, but I feel good going to Devil's Bowl after our racing in Florida."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tony Stewart Racing

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

"We're very proud to be associated with Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing and for what they provide for our team," Hill said.

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Gaerte/TOPP Performance Race Products, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Original Traders Energy, Total Rentals, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

“Salute to Champion AJ Foyt” Slated for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in 2019!

Knoxville, IA, March 12, 2019 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is proud to announce their annual “Salute to Champion” will focus on Texas legend AJ Foyt in 2019. AJ is a four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, a Daytona 500 winner and winner of the 24-Hours of Lemans (co-driving with Dan Gurney)…the only driver to accomplish all three feats. He is also the only seven-time USAC National Championship titlist. The exhibit runs from May 1 to October 1, 2019.

AJ was a member of the 1990 inaugural class of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame who also had a legendary career on the dirt tracks. Away from Indy and Champ cars, he amassed 42 stock car wins, 28 sprint car wins and 20 midget wins under the USAC banner alone. He was also the 1972 USAC Dirt Champ (now Silver Crown) titlist. He was also named Co-Driver of the 20th Century by the Associated Press.

“We’re extremely humbled to honor AJ Foyt with this year’s ‘Salute to Champion’,” said Museum Coordinator, Bill Wright. “Many of us idolized AJ as young race fans. To list all of his accomplishments in racing would be almost impossible. We hope that our tribute will both bring back great memories for his fans, but also educate our younger race fans about how awesome his exploits and persona was on and off the track. We’d be remiss if we didn’t thank Jason Vansickle and his team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Tony Stewart, and Jerry Nowicke for their awesome cooperation with us in getting a great lineup of cars. We’re expecting to have a diverse representation of AJ’s history on the dirt, the bricks and the pavement!”

Seven cars are planned for the display. Three of Foyt’s Indy 500 wins as well as his rookie car at Indianapolis will be represented. The cars will include the 1957 Dean Van Lines Monza winner (driven by Jimmy Bryan, and AJ’s Indy Rookie car in 1958), the 1961 Bowes Seal Fast Trevis Roadster Indy 500 winner, the 1967 Sheraton Thompson Coyote Indy 500 winner, the 1974 Steve Stapp sprint car that AJ drove to twin 50-lap feature wins at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the famous 1974-76 Dirt Champ #14 car, the 1977 Gilmore Coyote Indy 500 winner back-up car, and the Bob Nowicke midget that won the 1961 “Hut Hundred” at Terre Haute (arriving around June 1).

“We’re really excited to be able to tell AJ’s story,” says Wright. “As has been the case in the past, we’ll have interactive exhibits as well as video to salute our champion. Our members and race fans are always a big part of our exhibits, and if anyone has anything in mind to loan, we’re always open to that. In addition, we’re getting close to announcing our first ‘Members Only’ die-cast in several years. A hint is that it will be associated with AJ Foyt, so stay tuned!”

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

 

 

DCRP Car Show & Practice Set for March 23

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (March 12, 2019) – With the 2019 racing season right around the corner at Dodge City Raceway Park, racers and fans champing at the bit have an opportunity to get an early dose of on-track action.

Preceding the season opening event on April 6, the exquisite dirt track racing facility in southwest Kansas will present a car show and open practice on Saturday, March 23.

The car show portion of the day will be hosted by the 3i Show that takes place at the Western Expo Center adjacent to the racetrack at the intersection of US 56 and US 283. The car show will take place from noon until 4:00 p.m. and all competitors are invited to bring their cars for display.

After that, activities shift to the racetrack itself with an open practice from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstands for the open practice is free with pit passes $20 per person.

The car show and open practice on March 23 leads the way into the 2019 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park that includes 18 nights of scheduled competition atop the 3/8-mile clay oval and another eight nights atop the newly-constructed, 1/7-mile “Little DCRP” that will feature Micro Sprints and Karts.

The opening card of the year on Saturday, April 6, will feature a full slate of championship chase action including the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series along with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The complete 2019 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Placerville Speedway welcomes PJ Petersen to the media team for 2019 season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 12, 2019…As we continue to creep closer to opening night, the Placerville Speedway is excited to announce that it is welcoming media specialist PJ Petersen to the team for the upcoming 2019 season.

Petersen, the owner and proprietor of well-known Northern California based company Petersen Media, will be handling victory lane interviews and infield reporting during events, as well as adding social media content.

“We look forward to adding PJ and his talents to our team this season at the speedway,” commented Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “We feel that he will be a valuable asset and will help connect all our fans with the teams that compete at Placerville Speedway each week. We are building a great team here at the track and can’t wait to get the season started.”

Petersen also spoke about joining the Placerville Speedway this season. “I’m really thankful and excited to join the RMI team and go to work at Placerville Speedway,” he said. “Growing up I spent a lot of time at the track, so it’s awesome to be able to get back up there on a weekly basis in 2019. Scott and Kami have done some really cool things since they took over operations four years ago and the season ahead looks to be a fun one. It’s going to be great with the World of Outlaws, USAC National Midgets, the King of the West Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour each making headline appearances to compliment a full variety of weekly racing.”

The 2019 Placerville Speedway season opens with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts on Saturday March 23rd. With the Saturday date coming open it marks the first time that the event will be held on a weekend. Also competing at the much-anticipated show will be the Elk Grove Ford Midgets. Online tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2LGeTFb

Just one week later the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its third season of action with the Spring Fever Frenzy on March 30th. The BCRA Midget Lites will act as the companion class during the evening. Online tickets for that event are available at https://www.universe.com/events/2019-sprint-car-challenge-tour-points-race-1-spring-fever-frenzy-tickets-placerville-S5GLJK

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 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Tour | Law Enforcement Night

 

 

MAVTV MADERA POWRi BCRA MIDGETS TAKE CENTER STAGE SATURDAY NIGHT

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (March 11, 2019) - The fifth year of MAVTV coverage of the Madera Speedway has seen an expansion to 24 episodes, with the new Madera POWRi BCRA Midgets taking center stage for this Saturday's TV slate. The newly formed series is a combined effort between the nation's fastest growing short track, the nation's fastest growing open wheel sanctioning body, and the oldest sanctioning body in Midget racing history. They will combine for five races beginning with Saturday's jaunt, all televised.

Their co-headliner this Saturday was slated to be the new California Challenge Cup for steel bodied cars from Grand National-style racing. A wet winter and the development of new teams has put this series on hold until May 4th, when they will come out in force for a six race schedule. Many young drivers from Madera's Jr. and Pro Late Model Series are combining forces with existing teams and equipment, for a lower-cost approach to gaining heavy car experience.

Midgets have been a mainstay at the Madera Speedway one-third mile asphalt oval. For many years, the track was known nationally as an open wheel playground. Midget racing is poised for a serious pavement comeback and putting the POWRi BCRA Midgets front and center on Saturday will start the effort.

"We are very eager to start this new partnership with our Midgets and get them onto MAVTV," promoter Kenny Shepherd said. "Race fans across the country have been looking for more pavement open wheels and I think this series is a great way to provide it."

Madera's brightest star is Jesse Love, 14 of Menlo Park. The two-time Jr. Late Model champion also won the BCRA championship last year to be the sanctioning body's youngest ever title holder. Love has a full slate of national POWRi races with Keith Kunz this year, but will return to Madera on Saturday night to race in the new pavement TV Midget series. He will be joined by a host of veterans from central California along with local favorites such as third-generation racer Cody Gerhardt and Los Banos High School graduate Cody Jessop. Chad Nichols of San Carlos won the pavement championship for BCRA last season and is always a contender at Madera.

Joining the Midgets on Saturday's busy card will be the season openers for the Madera local Late Model championship, Madera Hobby Stocks, Modified Super Toyotas, Toyota Sedans, and a Jr. Late Model exhibition race. The USAC Western US Midgets for Ford Focus-powered cars are also scheduled to compete.

The Madera Late Model division serves as the non-televised feeder series for the Pro Late Model division and routinely attracts car counts in the upper teens. Their 2018 champion is Jason Aguirre while the Hobby Stock defending champion is Steve Schermerhorn.

Action gets started on Friday evening with practice from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday's program begins with pit gates opening at noon. Practices run from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. with qualifying and heat races to follow. Opening Ceremonies will be at 6 p.m. with main events to follow.

Tickets for this great night of racing are just $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $7 for youth ages 6-12, and kids five and under are free!

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com orwww.mavtv.com. For more information on Nut Up Industries please visitwww.nutupindustries.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visitwww.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners Nut Up Industries, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries. Contingency sponsors include Five Star Bodies, Maita Motorsports, McCallister Precision Marketing, H&S Body Works, Hoosier Tires, and StopTech Brakes.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. 2018 episodes will continue airing until the late spring, when 2019 episodes will hit the airwaves.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Nearly Scores Podium Finish in Tulare

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 11, 2019) - Tim Kaeding nearly made the most of a short weekend for Sides Motorsports at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he was in contention for a podium finish on Saturday night.

The opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader rained out last Friday. Kaeding led the way for Sides Motorsports on Saturday, qualifying ninth quickest overall before he advanced from third to second place in a heat race to make the dash.

Kaeding gained a position in the dash to place sixth and he was on a mission in the main event, maneuvering into the top three by the midpoint of the race.

"He passed a couple of cars early and was running down (Daryn) Pittman for second," Jason Sides said. "Unfortunately, there was a puff of smoke and he pulled into the infield with mechanical problems."

Kaeding was credited with a 20th-place run after the DNF with 14 laps remaining.

Sides ended his night early as well. He timed in 26th in qualifying, but elected not to start the heat race and Last Chance Showdown because of the conditions.

"I didn't feel comfortable racing with it raining off and on all night," he said. "We've seen what's happened in the past when it's rained and the track is heavy and fast."

Both Sides and Kaeding will return to World of Outlaws action this Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

"We both have had good runs at both Silver Dollar Speedway and Stockton so we're looking forward to it," Sides said. "Hopefully the weather cooperates this week and we'll have two good nights of racing."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

March 9 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: DNS (7); B Main: DNS (8).

Tim Kaeding:

March 9 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 6 (7); Feature: 20 (6).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Rallies for Top-15 Run During World of Outlaws Show in Tulare

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 11, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi salvaged a top-15 result last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

After Friday's opening round of the doubleheader rained out, Scelzi and his family owned team ventured to the bullring on Saturday for the finale. He qualified 13th quickest out of more than 30 competitors to kick off the action.

"We qualified decent," he said. "We were 13th quick on the clock, but only six hundredths of a second off the top five. I felt really good. Then in the heat the inside row was better on the start and I fell to fifth. I was running the top and was almost going to get around (Shane) Golobic when a yellow came out. He moved up and I couldn't run the top the way I was before."

Scelzi ended the heat race sixth, which was only one position shy of making the A Main. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, in which a runner-up result garnered a transfer into the back of the main event.

"I thought the track would slick off and it didn't," he said. "That's the biggest thing we fought in the feature. We should have freed the car up more."

Scelzi still maneuvered from 22nd to a 15th-place finish, which was his best result of the season during World of Outlaws competition. It was the second-most cars passed in the race.

His next opportunity is this Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

"I'm excited to get back to Silver Dollar Speedway because we've run well there," he said. "With a new package we're running you don't know how you'll feel, but we'll treat it like we would any other night and hopefully be close right away. And we've won a lot of races at Stockton. Hopefully we have the speed like we normally do and that will translate to success."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (22).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"Safety and comfort are two of the most important things for a driver inside a race car and are two reasons why I choose ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Cole Macedo 5th at Kings of Thunder Round 2

PETERSEN MEDIA- Having a great run on Saturday night in Tulare, CA Cole Macedo would pick up a fifth place finish with the King of Thunder Series after leading laps early in the race.

“It was a pretty good night,” Cole Macedo said. “We had good speed all night long, and I had a blast battling with Mitchell Faccinto for the race lead.”

Timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum machine in ninth quickest in qualifying time trials, the Lemoore, CA driver would pick up an important Heat Race win and punch his ticket into the Dash.

Racing his way to a Dash win following a rain shower, Macedo would find himself on the pole for the new series’ 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Macedo would jump out to the lead as he fended off Mitchell Faccinto. With cautions and red flags needed early in this one, numerous restarts would see the two drag race around the high banked oval, fighting for the lead with Macedo able to keep his grasp on the top spot.

Running very well on the high side of the speedway, Macedo would get a little breathing room until another stoppage would line the field back up on his rear bumper.

Fending off Faccinto for a lap, Macedo would lose the spot after a spirited battle and slip back to sixth until DJ Netto put his back to third. Working in traffic while chasing after Netto, Macedo would bobble and allow Shane Golobic and Justyn Cox both to get by before settling back in and capping his night off with a fifth place finish.

“We have been really fast so far in 2019, and that is a testament to the Tarlton Motorsports team,” Macedo added. “I have to thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton for sticking behind me and giving me another great opportunity.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2019 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: Cole and Tarlton Motorsports are slated to return to action either March 29th in Watsonville, CA or on March 30th in Marysville, CA.

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

 

 

Justyn Cox Charges to Third in Tulare, CA with Kings of Thunder Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: After debuting together back in January, Justyn Cox and Mike Phulps Motorsports returned to action on Saturday night in Tulare, CA where Cox forged his way to a third place finish with the Kings of Thunder Series.

“After timing in pretty poorly, we rebounded well and really made it a good night for our team,” Justyn Cox said. “Thanks to Mike, Ryan, Kerry, and everyone involved with this team for making Saturday possible.”

Timing the Long Creek Winery/Metal Works/Keizer Wheels backed No. 56 machine in 14th fastest in time trials, the Clarksburg, CA driver would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Needing the win to move into the Dash, Cox would get beat on the start and would end up finishing second. While good enough to transfer into the feature, Cox would find himself 14th on the starting grid when everything played out.

With the opening portion of the race being mired by stoppages, Cox was able to keep his nose clean and slowly work his way forward. When the race finally got into a green flag run, Cox was able to find a line that worked well for him and it showed as he moved his way forward with conviction.

Getting better and better as the race moved along, Cox would get up into third as he got my Shane Golobic and Cole Macedo.

Though he wasn’t able to get up and challenge from the top spot, Cox would cap a strong night as he charged from 14th to finish third.

“We got better as the night went on, and I am really happy with how we feel after just two nights together,” Justyn Cox said. “It should be a fun year with Mike Phulps Racing, and I am excited to be a part of it.”

Cox and Mike Phulps Motorsports would like to thanks Long Creek Winery, Metal Works, Keizer Wheels, Penn Grade Motor Oil, Moyle Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Tel Tac, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Tel Tac, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kinde Racing Products, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, Smith Titanium, CSI Shocks, ADCO Muffler and Driveline, ART, EMI, and Willwood for their support in 2019.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will be behind the wheel of the Cox Family Racing No. 31C this Friday in Chico, CA and Saturday in Stockton, CA.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 13th at Shamrock Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Reuniting with Keith Kunz Motorsports on Saturday night in DuQuoin, IL for the first time since the season opening USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget Series event back in February, Tanner Carrick would pick up a 13th place finish at the Shamrock Classic.

“Our results are not really indicative of the night we had, and it was great to get back in the KKM car,” Tanner Carrick said.

Running a Chili Bowl type format on Saturday night, Carrick would open the night up by winning his heat race aboard the Craftsman/CVC/TRD backed No. 71K entry.

Moving into a qualifier as he sat inside the Top-40 in points after heats, the Lincoln, CA driver would line up in the second row of his race. Slipping back to fourth when the green flag was displayed, Carrick would get back into third and challenge his KKM teammate, Logan Seavey for the second position.

Making a bid for the spot, Carrick would be unsuccessful and his third place finish would not be enough to transfer directly into the feature event as he was forced into the ‘B’.

Racing his way to a second place finish in the semi, Carrick would extend his night as he transferred into the feature event and would take the green flag from the 14th starting position.

Though mired deep in the field, Carrick would continue to show speed in the KKM machine as he would fight his way forward and find himself inside the Top-10. In the race’s closing laps, the former series Rookie of the Year would get up into the DuQuoin Center crash wall, and it would cost him a couple of spots as he would slip back to finish 13th.

“Our result is probably different if I am able to make a pass in my qualifier to gain points, but it didn’t happen and we had to work forward from the back of the pack,” Carrick added. “We had a really good car, and I was hoping we could get into the Top-10 there at the end but it just didn’t happen. Thanks to everyone for the hard work.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank Craftsman, CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Midget- Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will make his way back to California as he is scheduled to be in action on Friday night in Chico, CA and on Saturday in Stockton, CA.

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

 

 

Blake Carrick Third in Marysville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip to nearby Marysville Raceway on Saturday night to take part in the Toller Memorial, Blake Carrick would have a great night behind the wheel as he picked up a third place finish.

“It was a fun night, and good to get a lot of laps in,” Blake Carrick said. “I made some mistakes, but when it was all said and done we came home with a nice finish.”

Despite weather drenching the area in the week leading up to the race, track officials worked diligently to get the program in, and Carrick was there to take full advantage.

Running a two-heat format on this night, Carrick would line the CVC/Cemex/Arai backed entry up on the front row of his first heat race. Getting off to the early lead, Carrick looked strong out front though he had veteran ace, Andy Forsberg chasing after him.

The last lap would see Forsberg get the better of the youngster and he would come home with a second place finish.

Carrick’s second heat race would see him start scratch on the field, though he would make some quick moves early in this one and again find himself leading the way. Making a slight mistake on the white flag lap, Carrick would lose the top spot and again finish second.

Lining up fifth in the Dash, the Lincoln, CA youngster would continue to show some great speed on the ¼ mile bullring as he worked his way up into the second position. Chasing after Andy Forsberg, Carrick would lose the handle on his machine and spin out before finishing fourth.

Moving into the 20-lap feature event, Carrick would jump into third from his fourth starting position as he gave chase to the early leader, Forsberg, and second running Koen Shaw.

In a fast paced feature event, Passing would prove to be tough after rain showered the track earlier in the night. Running 20-laps in just over six minutes, Carrick would close his night out on the podium as he finished third.

“Good to get back in the car after running Stockton a few weeks ago,” Carrick said. “Thanks to my team for all their hard work. Looking forward to Chico, CA in a couple of weeks.”

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

ON TAP: Blake will be in action at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday, March 22nd.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

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

 

 

Opening Lap Incident Ultimately Ends Gio Scelzi’s Night Early

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking forward to the California swing following a good showing in Las Vegas, NV last week, Gio Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports team would have a tough Saturday night in Tulare, CA that ultimately ended after getting involved in an opening lap tangle.

“It was just a tough night for us from start to finish,” Gio Scelzi said. “Thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth and all of my guys for their efforts all night. Now we will focus on a new weekend.”

With 33 cars in attendance on Saturday night, Scelzi opened the night up by timing the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. No. 83jr in 21st quickest in time trials, putting him in an early hole.

Battling with brother, Dominic, as well as Rico Abreu in heat race action, Scelzi would slip back and finish eighth and be forced into the night’s Last Chance Showdown.

Taking the green flag from the third starting spot, Scelzi would look to maintain and earn one of the four transfer positions into the 35-lap feature event. Slipping back to fourth when the green lights flashed on, Scelzi would feel pressure from Parker Price-Miller, while he chased after Chad Kemenah for the third position.

Able to get Kemenah for third, Scelzi would give himself a little breathing room as he would search around the Thunderbowl Raceway in preparation for the 35-lap feature event.

By way of his third place finish in the LCS, Scelzi would take the green flag from the 23rd starting position. Trouble would strike in front of Scelzi on the initial green flag attempt and he would get a piece of the action.

While the damage seemed minimal, Scelzi would restart the race, but the damage to his nosewing would prove to be a little more substantial and he would pull the Roth Motorsports machine into the infield as he would get credited with a 22nd place finish.

“It wasn’t the night we wanted to have in Tulare, but it is part of it,” Scelzi added. “We will get back to work and look to have a good two nights this weekend. Again, thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth, and everyone that works on this car.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 3, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Giovanni Scelzi are slated to be in Chico, CA on Friday night and Stockton, CA on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/.

You can keep up with Gio Sclezi by following him on Twitter @GioScelzi.

 

 

LANDRUM PERFORMANCE SPRING TO INCREASE PARTNERSHIP WITH SWEENEY RUSH SERIES IN 2019 AS "MAJOR" SUPPORTING SPONSOR; OVER $28,500 OF LANDRUM PRODUCT VALUE POSTED

March 11, 2019

(By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is proud to announce that its partnership with Landrum Performance Spring will not only continue in 2019, but substantially increase. For the third straight year, Landrum will align their quality products with RUSH contributing 27 product packages each consisting of four VB Springs across all of the Series' "Manufacturers Nights" presented by MSD Performance. The value of these Landrum product packages exceed $7,500.

In addition, Landrum will also post a minimum of 300 "buy one, get one free" product certificates- an additional $21,000 of product value when the certificates are redeemed! Each 2019 RUSH member will receive a certificate with their membership card, which will allow each member driver to actually recoup approximately 75% of their membership fee in Landrum product. The remaining certificates will be utilized at various RUSH-sanctioned events, both "weekly" and "touring".

"We've really enjoy working with Landrum Sales Director Curtis Caldwell," stated Series Director Vicki Emig. "Over the winter, he expressed an interest in doing more with the Series in 2019. Landrum allotting an additional 300 'buy one, get one free' certificates over and above the $7500 of Landrum product that they already contribute to Manufacturers Nights is amazing! Landrum offers quality products across the in board for all of our RUSH divisions so our partnership has been great for both of our concerns. I know our racers will certainly appreciate this and we can't thank Curtis and Landrum enough for their continued support of the RUSH concept."

"Landrum Performance Springs is super excited to partner with the RUSH Racing Series and give more back to who we feel are true grassroots racers," expressed Caldwell. "We think we have the best spring on the market at the most affordable price. We pride ourselves on dynoing every spring and offer the most consistent spring rates with the tightest tolerances. Landrum Springs use only steel manufactured in the US and are made right here in the USA!"

Landrum Spring can and does provide all the springs you need to compete and win on every track from a Saturday night bullring to super speedways and drag strips. It's their desire to develop a long-term winning relationship with you the customer. With this in mind, feel free to contact them for technical information and be sure to take advantage of their online ordering that allows us to take care of your spring needs 24 hours a day. Landrum is located in Mentone, Indiana, but has distributors all of the country along with Canada and Australia. Check out their website for more information at www.landrumspring.com, "like" their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/landrumspring, and follow them on Twitter @landrumspring.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.

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

 

 

Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports Claim Another World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Podium in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though admittedly not one of his best tracks on the schedule, Daryn Pittman shined at the home track on Roth Motorsports as he picked up a second place finish on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

“I was really pleased with how we were on Saturday night,” Daryn Pittman said. “We had been good on the ½ mile so to get into California and run well on a short track feels really good. Being so close to the Roth Motorsports shop, it is also great to run well in front of so many supporters of our team.”

With Friday night being washed out, DP and company took to the high banked 1/3 mile oval on Saturday night and kicked the night off by timing the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation No. 83 entry in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Settling into second in his heat race, the Owasso, OK driver would feel pressure from Shane Stewart for the second and final berth into the all-important Dash. Able to fend off the fellow Okie, Pittman would hold the spot and transfer into both the Dash and the Feature.

Starting and finishing second in the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash, Pittman was in a great spot to go after his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the young 2019 season.

When the race came to life, Pittman would slip back to third as he gave chase to Ian Madsen and second running, Tim Shaffer. In a fast paced event, Pittman would keep pace with Shaffer and make his move for the second position on the 10th circuit.

Racing in traffic, Pittman would shave Madsen’s once sizeable lead down but simply couldn’t get closer than just a few car lengths to the leader. When the checkered flag flew, Pittman would cap his night with his second consecutive second place finish.

“Ian Madsen was really good, and just beat us tonight,” Daryn Pittman said. “The rain really gave us a different track for the second part of the night but it is what it is. Thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving us really good equipment. We will take this second place finish and head north this weekend.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, Wicked Cushion, and Team Simpson for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 7, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 6, Top 10’s: 7

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports will return to action on Friday night in Chico, CA and Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports or by liking https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/?ref=br_rs.

Keep up with Daryn Pittman by following him on Twitter @DarynPittman or by visiting his website, www.darynpittman.com.

 

 

BUFFALO CREEK SPEEDWAY OPEN PRACTICE & REGISTRATION SUNDAY March 17 & 24 (4pm-8pm)!

Posted 3/11/19: Open practice is available this Sunday, March 17th or March 24th from 4pm-8pm for any dirt track racing divisions (whether we currently have your division scheduled or not) at the brand new Buffalo Creek Speedway. Come out and see this one-of-a-kind facility for yourself during our two open practice dates!

All pit passes on practice dates are $15 (for all ages). The grandstand will be open (free) but no services will be available that day.

Note that we intentionally scheduled our practice sessions at these time frames so that teams can get more 'race like' conditions, instead of the daytime - which invariably leads to dry and dusty conditions.

To save everyone time, please download, print out, fill out and bring your registration forms to the track with you. BCS has no sanctioning fees, just a $30 annual car registration fee (per division).

There are just two forms and they take just a minute to fill out. Just click www.BCS19.com and they're right on the front of the home page.

There are also a couple of recent track construction pictures for you to look at at the track website. If you click on them they will open up into a larger viewing size. (Obviously, the track is not groomed for racing in this picture while construction work is underway.)

Note that there are several projects wrapping up this week at the speedway and others (such as the announcer/scorer booth) will be completed by the first night of racing on Friday, March 29th. But we thought you'd like to see these pics as construction continues along the way.

The track will continue to build on its amenities and 'punch list' over the course of time, but for now, we're full speed ahead for our open practice sessions - and we hope to see you there!

Here's the season event's schedule poster, which can also be picked up at the track, free of charge:

 

 

Clean Sweep in Tulare

PETERSEN MEDIA- Coming into California fresh of his best finish of the season, Ian Madsen bettered that result in Tulare, CA as he proved to be the class of the field from hot laps through the Main as he clean swept the event as earned his first feature event win of the season.

“The short track stuff has been tough on us lately, but we have been working so hard to better our package and it proved to work on Saturday night,” Ian Madsen said. “It has been a true team effort and I look forward to more great nights like this.”

From hot laps on, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing flexed their muscle. Earning quick time honors in time trials, Madsen would power the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./ Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine to a heat race win and make his way into the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash.

Pulling the one pill, Madsen would set sail and pick up the win which placed the KCP Racing entry on the pole of the 35-lap feature event.

On this night, the only thing that seemed to slow Madsen was a weather delay between heat races and the Dash, but even that proved to be no match for the Australian.

Following an opening lap incident deep in the field, Madsen would be shot out of a rocket once the race went green. Out front, Madsen would again flex his muscle and leave the field in his wake as he was simply the dominant car on this night. Doing a fine job through traffic, the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year would cap a perfect night by claiming his first feature event win of the season in grand style.

“It is pretty awesome to clean sweep a night of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink action,’ Madsen said. “It is definitely no easy task. To do it in California this year is extra special as I lost a close friend from out here a few weeks back, and this as for Kyle Main.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, P1 Race Wear, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will be in action Friday night in Chico, CA and on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Swindell Aiming to Extend Winning Streak to 49 Straight Seasons

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (March 11, 2019) - Sammy Swindell is 63-years-old and while many people his age are either retired or closing in on retirement from the workforce, the wily veteran is still showing up to race tracks across the country.

Swindell kicks off his winged sprint car season this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. His goal is simple: to win, which would extend his winning streak to 49 consecutive years.

"Trying to stay in pretty good shape and the experience that I have definitely helps out," he said. "Each year we try to come out with a few little tweaks or some new things or whatever we can that we think of over the winter. You can't wait to get out there and see if everything worked out the way you planned."

Swindell has been strong at Devil's Bowl Speedway, where he's won in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. He has captured a trio of ASCS National Tour wins at the half-mile oval, including two in 1995 and most recently in 2010. Swindell has also earned a dozen World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series triumphs at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"It's one of those tracks that's been pretty consistent for the most part," he said. "The way they prepare it's usually the same so you kind of know what to expect. The weather can change it some, but that's something you have to learn to deal with.

"We've run good whether we've started up front or come out of a B Main. Sometimes the race makes a difference where you start as to where you can finish, but we've had some top threes and top fives starting in the back of the A Main. I just don't want to have to work that hard. You hope you can be in the right place and everything goes your way and you can start at the front."

Swindell, who will be driving for A.G. Rains, powered from 14th to a sixth-place outing during this event last year and the duo scored a runner-up result at Devil's Bowl Speedway in the Speedweek show last year.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Premier Truck Group, CP Pistons, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Welcomes Awakening Events to Team as it Goes 'National'

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (March 11, 2019) - Jordon Mallett is pleased to announce that he has landed a new primary marketing partner for the 2019 season.

Awakening Events, which is a nationwide, full service, live event company that is based in Greenbrier, Ark., has teamed up with Mallett as he is tackling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in his career.

"I was really excited that they were wanting to partner with us," he said. "We've been concentrated in the Eastern and Southeastern area the last few years and now we're racing across the country. They host a lot of events all over the country, including the Northwest. Plus, it's really cool having an Arkansas company supporting our Arkansas team."

Mallett is also thrilled that all of his partners from the 2018 season have returned this year.

"We've been blessed to have great marketing partners that have supported our team and we're grateful for the lasting relationships we have as our team goes national," he said. "Our partnerships have grown stronger and they see the value in investing in us so we're thankful to have them back every year."

Mallett is scheduled to race this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals. It's the opening event for the ASCS National Tour and will be his debut at the half-mile oval.

"My job is to run well every night and represent our partners well every night," he said. "We want to have a solid weekend. If we show up and do our job we're normally pretty consistent at new places so we don't expect anything to change. We're good at adapting quickly."

Mallett has one start under his belt in 2019. He guided Jeff and Nicole Oliver's winged sprint car to a fifth-place run on Jan. 25 during a USCS Series event at Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Awakening Events

Awakening Events is a nationwide, full service, live event company that is based in Greenbrier, Ark. For more information, visit http://www.AwakeningEvents.com .

"We've been concentrated in the Eastern and Southeastern area the last few years and now we're racing across the country," Mallett said. "Awakening Events hosts a lot of events all over the country, including the Northwest. Plus, it's really cool having an Arkansas company supporting our Arkansas team."

Mallett would like to thank Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Racing Optics, DHR Suspension, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Red River Rack Company, Dickerson Marine Services, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Welcomes Route 66 Chevrolet as New Partner, Aiming for First Full Season on ASCS National Tour in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (March 10, 2019) - The last year has been a whirlwind for Roger Crockett, who uprooted his business and life from the West Coast to the Midwest prior to the start of the 2018 season.

Crockett aimed to tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as a full-time competitor last year for the first time in his career and he got off to a rousing start by winning the season opener. Unfortunately, misfortune hampered him throughout the season and he was forced to pull off the tour in late June.

Crockett focused on his business and made a couple of key changes to his team in the fall, switching to JR-1 Chassis and Rider Racing Engines.

"Last year we had a terrible year, the worst year since I started racing," he said. "Things didn't go right and I made mistakes. The primary problem was we just didn't run well. We made a lot of changes and we're pretty confident we stumbled upon our problem. We finished last year with the car we wanted."

Crockett is excited to return to the ASCS National Tour in 2019, this time with the help of a new sponsor in Route 66 Chevrolet. It's a family owned and operated dealership located in Tulsa, Okla. The company has won GM's Dealer of the Year Award three times and is the No. 1 Chevy dealer in Oklahoma.

"It's been a goal for a really long time to figure out a way to run the ASCS National Tour," Crockett said. "Even when I was living on the West Coast I was constantly trying to figure out.

"We got referred to do some work for Route 66 Chevrolet last year. We started on a good foot and we established a relationship through our business. They are really into racing. They needed a sticker for the Chili Bowl and I got it done right away. Then they gave me an opportunity to wrap a courtesy vehicle. They asked what my plans were and I said we're working hard to run the ASCS National Tour and they said, 'Hey, we want to help out.' They are making it possible for me to run the ASCS National Tour this year."

Crockett said he will fill in his schedule with regional events mostly in the Midwest to the tune of approximately 60 races throughout the season.

"My dad still helps out a lot with BC Motorsports and I want to say thanks to Steve and Kim Swinney for their continued support," he said. "We have a lot of things going our way and we're excited to go after a full season on the ASCS National Tour."

The season-opening event is next Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where the half-mile oval hosts the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals. Crockett won the opener before the finale rained out last year.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Route 66 Chevrolet

Route 66 Chevrolet is a family owned and operated dealership located in Tulsa, Okla. The company has won GM's Dealer of the Year Award three times and is the No. 1 Chevy dealer in Oklahoma. To learn more, visit http://www.Route66Chevrolet.com .

"We're grateful for the support of everyone at Route 66 Chevrolet, which is the premier Chevy dealer in the region," Crockett said. "Not only do they offer top-notch vehicles, but their customer service is highly rated. We recommend anyone who is in the Midwest and looking for a vehicle to check out www.Route66Chevrolet.com ."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Weld Racing, Champion Racing Oil, JR-1 Chassis, Olson Custom Designs, Bell Helmets, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Speed Shift TV Adds Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship to Broadcast Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (March 10, 2019) - Speed Shift TV has added another international event to the broadcast schedule this month.

Kalgoorlie International Speedway in Boulder, Western Australia, Australia, will showcase the Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship on March 15-16. The marquee event welcomes many of the top racers in the country to vie for the coveted title.

Lap-by-lap action is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. local time each night, which is 5:30 a.m. (Eastern) in the United States.

A live viewing pass to watch all of the competition is only $21.10 USD each day.

For a list of all upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Racing Fans Worldwide

Racing Fans Worldwide an organization that has you in mind to bring a focus of only what is important to fans like yourself. This is “ Racing Fans Worldwide” with savings, prizes, discounts from businesses , tracks , acting as your spokes person to what is on your mind in dealing with issues of importance. You now become the persons who decide the winners of drivers awards , promoters , media person polls, of the year in many different sanctioning groups .It ‘s your turn instead of members of the media picking out who the various winners are at tracks or other areas of racing , you should be the ones to decide not someone else . The fans are the ones who spend the money to attend racing no matter where it is or what kind of racing meets your fancy . So , why not make the decisions that affect you come from you . Convenience is another goal we are striving to achieve that will help you daily , going to the races that is forgotten about while at attendance . Airfares ,car rentals , food , travel , are just some of the offerings presently installed on our list with more being added .
Yes , I know it’s a big undertaking but I feel it’s time to do what I can do for a sport and people who have done so much for me .We all love the dedication , hours , money and time put into our sport to provide entertainment from the various teams and drivers , so why not reward you the people who drive this sport .
There is still much to do, but the rewards , prizes, benefits are coming for you soon at tracks , racing venues, racing events, shows or other places where fans gather to celebrate racing .
Our website will be up soon , our actions , events will be seen wherever possible on social media, press releases, announcements , even in print of RFW.

Your feedback as members will set the agendas for activities as to the importance to make your racing experience easier, convenient and affordable.
Flyers, press releases, social media, email, website, will be the standard to informing members and public.
Becoming a member to Racing Fans Worldwide will be the best spent forty dollars!! Ever, as you will receive a quick return on your investment.
As stated before when more additions are finalized you’ll see and have the opportunity to participate in this great fan savings, a fun experience as the official enrollment form will be released soon. Contact us by phone at 443-974-7027 for any questions you may have or at e-mail racingfansworldwide@outlook.com

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park sets dates for special sprint car events in 2019

WAYNESFIELD, OH. – The dates have been set for the special racing events at Waynesfield Raceway Park for 2019. There are currently four races planned with the possibility of more, with three of the races honoring Ohio racing legends and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees Rick Ferkel, Jack Hewitt and Bob Hampshire.

There are four confirmed racing dates in 2019 at "The Field" - Sunday, April 7, Wednesday, July 3, Friday, Aug. 2. New Waynesfield Promoter Shane Helms - a former sprint car driver and successful businessman - said he is working on a unique event for sometime in October, eyeing Oct. 12.

"All of the events will have great payouts. We are focusing on events and dates to not hurt other area tracks running 410 sprints. I also wanted these races to honor the guys who helped build our sport not only in Ohio but around the country. Racing is what it is today because of guys like Rick Ferkel, Jack Hewitt and Bob Hampshire...guys I grew up watching and admiring," Helms said.

"We want to grow Waynesfield and truly make it a 'field of dreams.' I want to thank Greg and Tammy Shobe and their team along with my dad, Larry Helms, and Paul Kistler from Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products for working with us to keep racing alive at Waynesfield. I feel confident there are great things ahead for the track, race teams and fans," Helms added

Waynesfield will open April 7 with the FAST winged 410 sprint cars and the National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invader 360 sprints.

What has grown to be one of the "must see" events in Ohio - the Jack Hewitt Classic - will be held Wednesday, July 3 and will feature the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS), winged 410 sprints and NRA Sprint Invader 360 sprints.

"I wanted to keep the tradition of this event as Jack raced and won in both winged and non-wing sprint cars. The BOSS group brings a great crop of talent and we're most likely going to also include the FAST winged sprints for an all sprint car spectacular," Helms said.

Lee Underwood scored the Hewitt Classic win at Waynesfield in 2018 as the event was hosted by the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS). The Jack Hewitt Classic has been held at Waynesfield Raceway Park for 10 years.

Hewitt is the only driver to win all four features in one night during Eldora Speedway’s Four Crown USAC Nationals and until 2018 was the all time leader in USAC Silver Crown wins. He is also a former All Star Circuit of Champions titlist.

The Bob Hampshire Classic on Saturday, Sept. 7 will honor the Alvada, Ohio former sprint car owner and mechanic. Hampshire scored an All Star championship in 1985 with Hewitt behind the wheel and was the mechanic on a few of Kody Swanson’s four USAC Silver Crown championships.

Helms is planning to honor “The Ohio Traveler” Rick Ferkel on Friday, Aug. 2 at Waynesfield with winged 410 sprints. Last year Helms helped promote the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic, sanctioned again by the All Stars, at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. Cole Duncan scored the win.

Ferkel, who lived in nearby Findlay and Tiffin most of his life, recorded nearly 400 sprint car wins during his driving career. He now helps his son, Ricky, who competes in sprint car racing in Michigan.

"I'm talking to a lot of people in the sport about a unique and exciting event in October something like an Ohio State sprint car championship with other tracks' champions and stars and regional young up-and-comers," Helms said.

To keep up on when the special events will be held at Waynesfield Raceway Park, keep checking in at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com or on Twitter @OfficialWRP and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Waynesfield.Raceway.Park

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits

The new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com/store is now open featuring Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 team & series apparel!

Proceeds from each Fierce 15 driver apparel sale benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season. Note that we'll have shirts for sale at SCB series events - and will be $3 lower price (since there's no shipping).

All prices include shipping to the continental U.S. (contiguous 48 states). If you are not from our shipping area but would like to purchase them, email us at SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com with what you would like to order and shipping address and we'll get you a shipping quote. (If you'd rather pick up your order at the track or in Forney, TX, you can avoid the $3/shirt shipping charge, details on the online store page.)

These are all stunning top of the line designs from Design Studio 66, and we have them printed on quality t-shirts and at the moment all styles and sizes are in the color black only.

We use PayPal for online payment processing, but you do not have to be a member to use it. Just select 'pay without a PayPal account.'

You can also grab your new Series t-shirts at Fan Fest (6:30pm-7:15pm) at the Sprint Car Bandits series season opener at Heart O' Texas Speedway on Friday March 22nd!

 

 

THREE TO LITTLE 500 HALL OF FAME IN 2019

Anderson, IN – March 8, 2019 – Two former Little 500 car owners and a car builder are slated for induction into the Little 500 Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 25, part of the 71st Annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW Week. The Class of 2019 will be formally inducted at a luncheon at Anderson Speedway the afternoon of the Little 500.

The “Class of 2019” includes: Bob Gratton, Tony Nosal, and Jerry Stuckey.

Bob Gratton (Homosassa, FL) Car owner, fielded nine entries from 1998-2003; three pole positions with Dave Steele; completed 3,968 laps; three top-5 finishes including runner-up in 2001; led four races for a total of 762 laps. Also fielded entries for Kipp Beard, Stan Butler, and Wayne Reutimann.

Tony Nosal (Diamondale, MI) Car owner, 16 entries to present; completed 5,082 laps; three pole positions (1997, ’98, ’05); five top-5 finishes including runner-up in 1995; led 5 races for a total of 210 laps. Nosal fielded entries for drivers Jason Blonde Gary Fedewa, Tom Fedewa, and Bill Tyler.

Jerry Stuckey (Spring Hill, FL) Builder of famed Hurricane Chassis; debuted car in 1996 with winning Jack Nowling owned car driven by Dave Steele; also won in 2000 with Jim Childers at the wheel; his cars have won five poles and seven podium finishes.

The 30th annual Little 500 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Anderson Speedway on Saturday afternoon May 25. Seating is limited at this year’s luncheon, so advance tickets will be the only way to guarantee a seat. Please order your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by sending a check or money order to: Little 500 Hall of Fame, 5027 Pearl St., Anderson, IN 46013. Tickets can also be purchased at the Anderson Speedway Box office. For more information please call (765) 642-0206 or (765) 278-8231.

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, Simpson Performance Products, and the Little 500 Festival.

 

 

RACING STARS HIGHLIGHT 12th ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL- - SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY

The Quaker Steak & Lube 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the fifth day of the week long journey for the racing community and another successful day went into the record books featuring the stars of the local bigger track facilities occupying center stage. The 12th annual edition of the show will continue through March 9th with sponsorship through Quaker Steak & Lube, IRCO, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Premio Foods, SpeedTec, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, R&H Auto Sales, JPA Masonry, Upstate Auto, Carl’s Auto Repair, Murante Auto Repair, Smitty’s Collision, A.R.M Automotive, Jeff’s Automotive, Joe’s Garage, APS Powdercoating, Adams Brothers Used Parts, and Dean Auto Sport.

Nightly interviews and race cars from all divisions provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

Emcee Justin Beltrame opened the show announcing Phillipsburg Easton Honda, located at 400 Uniontown Road in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and Smitty’s Collision, located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania as the sponsors for last evening's event and have been loyal supporters of the Dirt Track Heroes Show.

Phillipsburg Easton Honda, along with the sponsored race car of Jayson Kraycirik, has “two show specials” available for fans to possibly purchase during the course of the show. A 2019 Honda Fit and a 2019 Honda Civic and each has a five hundred dollar discount throughout the course of the show. Call them at: 800-761-0532 or through their website at: www.pehonda.com

Details for the Premio Foods “Sausage Eating Contest have been announced and the event will take place at Noon on Saturday, the 9th March. The first nine contestants who sign in will go for the grand prize of a $100.00 Gift Certificate to the winner. Second place will earn a Fifty dollar certificate and third place will earn a certificate worth $25.00. The contest will go five full minutes and each contestant will be wearing the famous Premio Foods aprons and hats and a photo shoot will take place as the contest concludes. Premio Foods makes, “Sausage, the way it should be!” The website is: www.premiofoods.com

Beltrame interviewed a short group last evening as racing legend George Wambold, current driving star JR Fulper and 4x4 racer Josh Miller proved to be a good mix of drivers doing battle this season at their respective facilities.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Friends of Nazareth, Dorney Park, MiBest Collectibles, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video and Wayne Sayer will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show, highlighting Frankie Schneider, Otto Harwi, Grand Marshal Richie Smith and the final checkered flag story. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2014 racing season.

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

305-ci Sprints Part of Six Selected Events at 81 Speedway in 2019!

Park City, Kansas – March 7, 2019 - Sprint Car fans will be in for a double-dose of sprint car action at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas this summer as six, 305-ci sprint car events have been added to the program when the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas 360 ci-sprint car division competes at the C Ray Hall facility.

Courtesy of Precise Racing Products, race fans will see a mixture of both Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma action in 2019.

Those dates include:

April 5 (URSS)

May 26 (URSS/SSO)

July 13 (SSO)

August 17 (SSO)

October 5 (URSS)

T.B.A.

If utilizing both 360-ci and 305-ci powerplants, drivers are encouraged and welcome to compete in both divisions, giving race fans a night filled with “winged warrior” open-wheel action.

A huge “thank you” to Precise Racing Products on their involvement with providing exciting 305-ci sprint car racing action for the upcoming 2019 race season.

 

 

NCRA Sprint Opener Now $14,000 to-Win!

Park City, Kansas – March 7, 2019 - The largest paying to-win event in the series 59-year history just got a bit bigger as the ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas 360-ci sprint car season opener will now pay $14,000 to win. This huge event at 81 Speedway in Park City will take place on Thursday-Saturday night, April 4-6.

The Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series 305-ci sprinters will be on Friday night (April 5) race card and will pay $800 to-win.

During the speedways weekly Thursday evening call-in show, ‘roud the Track,’ local area business Wichita Burner posted on the radio show they wanted to add $1000 to Saturday night’s championship feature check. A representative for Wichita Burner called the speedway office to finalize the agreement.

Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma won last years event and has already pre-entered for this year’s version.

More information on the annual running of the “PCC/ACS” can be found by accessing the series website www.racencra.com or keeping tabs on the series official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Questions and inquiries can be answered by calling (316) 755-1781.

The NCRA would like to thank the following for their involvement with the series in 2019: Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Park City Chamber of Commerce, Precise Racing Products, Wichita Burner, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra-Shield Racing Products, Competition Suspension Inc. (C.S.I.).

 

 

Max Dumesny Motorsport Super Rod Easter Trail to Prove Popular

In recent times they have been as much a part of Easter as Chocolate Eggs, Hot Cross Buns, Sprintcars and Fireworks, but in 2019 the Super Rod’s will have a little extra incentive with thank to new Naming Rights Partner Max Dumesny Motorsport.

The Max Dumesny Motorsport Super Rod Easter Trail will be an integral part of the three nights of racing on Friday April 19 at Avalon Raceway, Saturday April 20 at Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier and Sunday April 21 at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

The three ultra-tough nights of competition will see a Point Score conducted with the overall three-night Max Dumesny Motorsport Super Rod Easter Trail Champion set to receive a full set of Max Wheel Racing Wheels courtesy of Max Dumesny and the Team at Max Dumesny Motorsport.

Super Rod Association Committee Person Darryl Bottams was excited to be able to have Max Dumesny Motorsport onboard for the 2019 Super Rod Easter Trail.

“The Super Rods have become a big part of the Easter Trail in general, and in recent times, in having the ability to compete over all three nights has certainly added some spice to the Easter weekend”, Bottams said.

“Having had Max and the Max Dumesny Motorsport Team involved in a smaller capacity in 2018, it is a real coup for us to have them involved as a Naming Rights partner this year and again in 2020. Hopefully it is a relationship that we can continue to foster for many years to come, as I am sure the competition for the Max Wheels will be on in earnest”, he added.

The three venues involved in the Easter Trail, Avalon Raceway, Borderline Speedway and Premier Speedway are also excited about the recent signing of Max Dumesny Motorsport to be a part of the Easter Trail excitement.

“The timing of this partnership between the Super Rod Association and Max Dumensy Motorsport as I think we were all on the same page as far as giving the Super Rods some incentive and subsequent reward for being a part of the Easter Trail weekend”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“For Max and his team to invest in the grass roots of Speedway via the Super Rods and the Easter Trail is a great concept and I think it will certainly provide for some hotly contested racing over all here nights. I also know that the other two venues in Avalon and Borderline were very keen to see some incentive for the Super Rods to come along as a part of the Easter Trail”, Mills added.

The Max Dumesny Motorsport Super Rod Easter Trail will be a part of the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail to be held on Friday April 19 at Avalon Raceway, Saturday April 20 at Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier and Sunday April 21 at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Giant Fireworks displays will compliment the Racing on all three nights with thanks to Pro-Fire Pyrotechnics.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway to Make Changes to Newly-Named "Pro Sprint" Class Presented by Pace Performance

Former "305" Class Will Also See Purse Increase in 2019 KNOXVILLE, IOWA (March 7, 2019) -- The sprint car division formerly known as the "305" class at Knoxville Raceway, will now be referred to as the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance. The class will require the CT525 Chevrolet Performance engine package to be utilized by all competitors. Pace Performance, which produces the CT525 Chevrolet Performance engine package, will also be the presenting sponsor of the Pro Sprints class.

"It's been an exciting journey the past three seasons working with the Knoxville Raceway officials to develop the Knoxville CT525 spec engine package," said Don Blackshear, Director of Circle Track Engine Development for Pace Performance. "The vision of the Marion County Fair Board and Knoxville Raceway officials to offer a controlled, cost-competitive engine package for their entry level division, has proven successful with back-to-back championships with (driver) Eric Bridger. The former 305-class has continued to develop driver talent that's now feeding the 360 division at Knoxville. We're looking forward to continued growth in the Pro Sprint class and more exciting racing in 2019."

Pro Sprint feature events will also see a purse increase in 2019, paying $600 to win and $150 to start. Three events - the Marion County Farm Bureau mid-season race championship on Saturday, June 22; the 305 feature event during the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank on Saturday, August 3; and the Mediacom season finale on Saturday, August 24 - will see additional purse increases.

"The carbureted, all-aluminum Chevrolet Performance engine package is a good stepping stone for the Pro Sprint presented by Pace Performance class," said John McCoy, Knoxville Raceway Race Director. "Our Competition Director, Mike Proffitt, was a leading force in getting to this place. We both feel the drivers will be able to focus on making laps, getting valuable seat time and chassis setup experience with these engines.

"It's somewhat unusual in the dirt track racing world to see direct support to the purse from the engine suppliers. Pace Performance has helped support this class for a few years and are now stepping up again in 2019 and beyond."

The Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance will compete 15 times at Knoxville Raceway in 2019, starting with the April 13 Kraig Ford/PellaMotors.com Season Opener.

Competitors with questions regarding the Pro Sprint presented by Pace Performance engine package and rules are encouraged to contact Mike Proffitt at mikep@knoxvilleraceway.com or John McCoy at 641-842-5431 or johnm@knoxvilleraceway.com.

More information about the CT525 Chevrolet engine can be found by contacting Don Blackshear at donblackshear@paceperformance.com. ABOUT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals and the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 20,322 seats and 33 luxury suites seating 448.

USAC Silver Crown Series Memphis 100 Less Than Two Weeks Away

World of Outlaws Sprint Car and 5-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell from Bartlett, Tenn., named Grand Marshal

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (March 7, 2019) — Don’t miss the opportunity to see heart pounding 800-horsepower,1600-pound pavement sprint cars take on Memphis International Raceway (MIR) Saturday, March 23 for the Memphis 100 as the stars of the iconic United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Series open their 49th year on the paved ¾-mile oval.

MIR announce that World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and 5-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell fromBartlett, Tenn., is the Grand Marshalfor the event. Swindell raced at Memphis International Raceway in 2004 when the USAC Silver Crown Series last raced at the facility.

More than 25 teams including defending champion Kody Swanson, Aaron Pierce, Bobby Santos III, Eric Gordon, Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas Jr., are expected to compete making the Memphis 100 a must-see event on the schedule.

Ticket prices start at $25 for general admission tickets. Special add-ons include a single day pit pass for $40 and a two-day pit pass for $70.

Click here to purchase your tickets to the USAC Silver Crown Memphis 100.

Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Saturday March 23 with two rounds of practice starting at 10:00 a.m. The green flag for USAC Silver Crown Series Memphis 100 is 2:20 p.m.

For more information about Memphis International Raceway visit RaceMIR.com or call 901-WOW-RACE (901-969-7223).

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Giving Away Free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports Driver Suit

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (March 7, 2019) - One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded. If the driver whose name is chosen elects not to take advantage of the prize because of sponsorship obligations the raffle will continue until a winner is determined.

The K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suits are custom, SFI 5 Nomex suits. The main suit color can be changed to fit a driver's request.

Inside Line Promotions currently offers multiple press release packages, including purchase 10 press releases, receive 1 free press release and purchase 25 press releases, receive 3 free press releases.

To learn more about the opportunity, email Miller at Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

 

 

Reutzel Eager for Thunderbowl Return with the World of Outlaws after Vegas Double Last Week

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 7, 2019) – Just one year ago, Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team raced to their first World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature win at Tulare, California’s Thunderbowl Raceway in only their third night out as a newly-formed team.

Now, the reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team hope to duplicate last year’s Thunderbowl effort as the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car series takes to the lightning-fast, high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval.

“That place has been good for us,” said Reutzel, who also won the 2015 edition of the Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare. “It’s just my kind of racetrack, I always look forward to racing there.”

Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team kick off the California portion of the month after showing excellent speed during World of Outlaws events at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas last Wednesday and Thursday.

Reutzel battled for the lead in the Wednesday feature before running short of fuel and then settled for 14h in rubber-down conditions on Thursday.

Wednesday kicked off with Reutzel timing in third-quickest among his group and then posting a dominant heat race win aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.

After a runner-up Dash finish, Reutzel battled among the lead pack throughout after starting on the front row outside. Slipping back to fifth at one point, Reutzel raced back up to second and was poised to challenge for the point in the closing handful of laps before jumping the turn three cushion and slipping back to fifth before a caution flag flew moments later.

Several cautions later in a caution-plagued feature that was still four laps shy of the checkered flag, Reutzel’s car stumbled on the restart as his tank ran dry to precipitate an open red flag that allowed the rest of the field to refuel.

“We were really fast all night, we had a good car,” Reutzel says. “Our fuel was topped off for the feature, there were just too many cautions that extended the race. Everyone was running out of fuel by that time.”

After only qualifying eighth among his group on Thursday, Reutzel nearly salvaged a Dash position in his heat race.

“We didn’t qualify very well, but then I went from fourth to second in the heat,” Reutzel recalls. “But then a couple of guys found the rubber before I did and got back by me.”

Gridding Thursday’s feature in 14th, there was little opportunity to make up ground.

“It rubbered up and locked down about five laps in and that was pretty much it,” Reutzel said after maintaining a 14th-place showing among the stout field.

Sitting ninth in World of Outlaws points after four rounds of action, Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team are set for four weekends of WoO action in California during the month of March beginning with this weekend’s double at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

2019 Quick Stats: 11 races, 4 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, on Friday and Saturday. Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

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

 

 

2018-2019 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

INAUGURAL INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES READIES FOR WEEKEND IN NEW SYRACUSE EXPOS CENTER; TRACK BUILT, CARS TO ARRIVE FRIDAY MORNING, WEATHER FORECASTS FAVORABLE BOTH DAYS; TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE, PARKING IS FREE

SYRACUSE, NY March 7, 2019 . . . As well over 100 Three Quarter (TQ) Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot race teams from ten states and two countries made their final preparations to head to Onondaga County, NY and the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center, finishing touches were being performed as well by the Indoor Auto Racing Series staff in building the race track on the Expo Center’s concrete floor.

The two days of racing are being presented by RPM Raceway.

“This is a first time event for us and it’s an event we are all looking forward to,” Indoor Auto Racing Series promoter Len Sammons said. “With the weather forecasts for both days getting better and better, we expect big crowds and great racing.”

The Syracuse races have attracted sponsorship support. In addition to RPM Raceway, Oswego Speedway signed on as a sponsor, offering a $50 bonus to every TQ Midget heat race winner Friday and Saturday night. Dr. William Lowe, a long-time supporter of the Indoor Auto Racing Series, has posted a $200 award for the fastest TQ Midget time trailer each night. Bob Hilbert Sportswear has added a $150 bonus for the driver leading lap 20 in each night’s TQ Midget feature.

“The track will be almost identical in size and configuration to what we have run on in Allentown, PA the last several years,” Len Sammons said. “And some of the best racing we have had in our Indoor Auto Racing Series races came in Allentown.”

The format for the Syracuse race will be different in that all three classes, TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Slingshots, will run complete programs on both Friday and Saturday nights. At the conclusion of the Saturday night races, Series champions will be crowned in all three classes.

“As of Thursday night, we still have some good tickets in a few sections available,” Sammons noted. Parking on the New York State Fairgrounds for the Indoor Auto Racing Series races is free of charge.

On both race nights, the pit area will be open to the public for one hour before the start of the races to allow fans to meet and greet the competitors and get a first-hand look at the cars.

Tickets will be available at the Expo Center box office for each event beginning at 2:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM Friday with racing starting at 7:30. The time schedule for ‘Championship Saturday’ is 5:30 for door opening and 7:00 for the first green flag.

Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels 2019 TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot champions will be crowned at the conclusion of racing Saturday night.

 

 

Cory Turner’s 2019 Sprint Car On Display This Weekend At Motorama

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (March 7, 2019) – On the heels of a successful trip to Florida and an A-Main appearance in the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla., Cory Turner is kicking off the Canadian portion of his schedule this weekend with an appearance at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo in Toronto, Ont.

Turner’s new Burger Barn/Ace 1 Construction/Mobil 1 No.13 Sprint Car will be on display in the Mobil 1 booth at Toronto’s International Centre this weekend from March 8-10.

“I’m really happy that Mobil 1 returned to our team this year,” Turner said. “We have an exciting new Burger Barn Racing team and I’m thrilled that we will have Mobil 1 on board again for our 2019 season.”

Turner is certainly upbeat to have his car on display this weekend after a successful trip to the Sunshine State that culminated in an 18th-place finish in the Ronald Laney Memorial. The trip saw Turner’s No.13 in action for five nights, including two nights of action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. and three nights at East Bay. The weeklong trip proved beneficial to Cory and the entire Burger Barn Racing team.

“It was definitely helpful,” Turner said. “We got a lot of laps over five days and really got to shake things down. It’s always good to get seat time. I have to thank Jay and Celeste for taking us down there.”

The track and racing were challenging on the sandy Florida surfaces which kept Turner and his team on their toes. However, the team was relentless and finally found the success they had earned on the fifth night of action.

“On the final night, we started fifth in the heat and ran third,” Turner recounted. “That put us on the front row of the B-Main and, the way it worked, there were three Bs, 10 cars apiece and they took two from each and I ran second to Phil Gressman. There were a lot of good guys that didn’t make the show. It was a tough deal.”

With five nights of racing already in the bank, Turner plans to start the Canadian portion of his on track schedule with a trip to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on April 19 to race with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints before returning home to Ontario to battle with the Southern Ontario Sprints at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ont. on April 20.

“We’re hoping we can be good out of the gate because we’re a little ahead of past years,” Turner said. “Our car is ready and we’re chomping at the bit for April now.”

For ticket information on the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo and to view the full list of hours and events, visit www.motoramashow.com.

CORY TURNER 2019 SEASON STATS 13 Cory Turner – 5 Starts: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 0 Top-10s

CORY TURNER MEDIA Website: coryturnermotorsports.com Facebook: facebook.com/CoryTurnerMotorsports Twitter: @CTMotorsports_ YouTube: YouTube.com/RacingTeamTurner

 

 

Rain Cuts Another Night Short For Mitchell Motorsport

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

For the second time this season Mitchell Motorsport had their racing night cut short by Mother Nature with the yet another USC QLD rain out at the Toowoomba venue.

“It is quite amazing, in the middle of possibly the worst drought I can remember in Queensland, that once again the Sprintcar A Main was abandoned when constant showers swept across the venue after the Late Model feature race” added Team Owner Peter Mitchell after the team’s second rain out in only five starts this season.

In all a total of 27 cars fronted for round six of the USC QLD, an event that doubled as Round 5 of the Ultimate Speedway Challenge. With the Speedway Challenge being included the field included six cars from New South Wales making for a tough night.

Time trials were conducted during the hot lap sessions with Danny being the third quickest in his group giving him a position three starting spot in his first heat. During the heats the track was “juiced up” and it actually got quicker throughout the heat races. Danny would go on to consolidate his starting position to greet the chequered flag in third.

A shower of rain between the round of heats produced a delay with a further track prep required. This did nothing to slow the track down in the second round as Danny finished in fourth after starting from position three. Throughout the race Danny had a fierce duel with Sydneysider Sammy Walsh but he kept his cool and ultimately kept the speedy New South Welshman behind the Eagle Ignition Leads / Penrite Q19.

This would be the last of the on-track action for Danny as he had transferred into the A-Main line-up in position 11.

“As a team we will now look forward to the Good Friday and Easter Sunday races at Toowoomba” concluded Mitchell.

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

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

 

 

BRODY ROA STARTS SPRINT CAR SEASON WITH A WIN AT LAS VEGAS!

(Cypress, CA, March 6, 2019) Last Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a lot of dreams gets squashed, Brody Roa kicked off his 2019 Sprint Car racing campaign on a dream come true night when he swept the USAC West Coast Series program on the Dirt Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The veteran racer followed that up with a fourth-place finish in “Sin City” the following night and a third-place finish at the USAC Southwest Series opener at Central Arizona Raceway on Saturday.

Jumping into the Tanner Grau Racing white #34 for the very first time, Roa let everyone know he meant business early on when he out qualified the Wednesday field of 19-cars with a sizzling lap of 18.533. He followed that run up with a win in the first heat race on the big half-mile oval.

The fast time and win in the heat placed Roa on the outside of the third row for the main event. From there, the “Pride of Garden Grove” wasted little time in making his way to the front of the pack. He had advanced to third as the field came off turn two on the first circuit and was second by the end of the lap. He mounted his initial challenge for the lead using the inside in turns three and four on lap five. Those challenges were thwarted, but one lap later in the same spot, he snatched the lead away and drove off into the bright lights of Vegas for his first win of 2019. When the checkered flag ended the 20-lapper, Roa had more than a half straight advantage over his nearest competitor.

“This thing was just on rails all night,” the happy winner told the crowd after climbing out of the car. “It drove itself pretty much. This thing would go wherever I wanted it to go. Wherever I pointed it! I cannot thank Tanner and these guys enough. He definitely puts one bad piece together.”

The second night in Las Vegas, Roa timed in with a lap of 19.547 in qualifying, which was good enough for fifth-fastest in the 19-car field. A second-place finish in his eight-lap heat placed him in the sixth starting spot again for the main.
The 28-year-old worked his way up to third in the main before slipping back to fifth. In a hard-fought battle, he clawed his way back to the fourth spot by the finish. The two-night total of a win and a fourth-place saw Roa leave Las Vegas second in the West Coast Series point standings and only seven points out of the lead.

The Silver State quickly disappeared into the rear-view mirror for Roa and his wife Tailor as they journeyed to the Copper State for Saturday’s Southwest Series opener at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande.

Eighteen cars showed up for the “Cotton Classic,” which was the first ever 410 race for the Southwest Series. Roa rebounded from a disappointing 15th fast qualifying time to win his heat race. Even with the heat race triumph, he had to start on the inside of the seventh row for the 30-lap main. From there, he dazzled the fans with a clinic on passing. He sliced and diced his way through the field and crossed under the checkered flag in third place. Passing 10 cars was more than anyone else in the main and he earned the “Hard Charger Award” for the crowd-pleasing effort.

This Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th, Roa and the BRP team headed by 2018 USAC Crew Chief of the Year Zac Bozanich, head to Canyon Speedway Park for the Amsoil USAC/CRA season openers. The joint race will also be rounds two and three for the Southwest Series and Roa comes into the race third in Southwest Series points, only five-markers out of first.

Fans who would like to attend this week’s races can find Canyon Speedway Park at 9777 W. Carefree Highway, in Peoria, AZ (85383). The track website is at https://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/ and the phone number is (602) 258-7223.
Team merchandise, including shirts and caps, will be available at all races throughout the 2019 campaign and is also available online at https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/
The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

2019 Schedule
1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A
1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C
2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A
2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A
3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A
3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest
3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO)
4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA
5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
7/5/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA ***
7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National
7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National
8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/5/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/6/19 Ocean Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
*** Tentative

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour Kicks Off at Heart O’ Texas – 3/22/19

Elm Mott, TX (03/06/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series kicks off the 2019 ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco on Friday, March 22nd with the running of the Gene Adamcik Memorial. Gene promoted racing at HOT for 32 years before passing away in 2019.

:30 HOT REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on a hotter-than-HOT August 2018 night, Selby Holder and the track crew had the track in stellar racing condition, producing top-notch racing action. 5th place starter and veteran sprint driver Claud “The Ambassador” Estes III tracked down race-long leader (and nephew) Colby Estes and snuck by him with just a few laps to go and claim the win – much to the support of the large pro-Estes HOT grandstand crowd. 4th place starter Jason Howell would come home in 2nd place while Colby finished in 3rd.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6:30pm until about 7:15pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com will have them for sale starting this Friday, March 8th. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season.

For Heart O' Texas Speedway information, please click www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and note their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on March 22nd.

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

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

Fred Summers will also reward four lucky SCB drivers with the www.FixYourGenerator.com Cash ‘Fix’ Bonus in the drivers meeting with (4) $50 cash awards. Drivers signing in before the drivers meeting will have their names entered in the drawing, and four will be pulled out at the conclusion of the drivers meeting. (Must be at drivers meeting to win.) Thanks to Fred for his long-term support of the SCB series!

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Why are we calling this season the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour? The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past three years, but to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held.

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

And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working.

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018. When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

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

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

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

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 03/06/19:

March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS)

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend)

April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

May 11 (Saturday) – To be announced

May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start

May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)

June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

June 22 (Sat) – To be announced

July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

September 28 (Saturday) - 'Fall Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

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

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday March 22nd when the Sprint Car Bandits ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour comes to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2019!

 

 

White Returning to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour With Dustin's Dream and Life of Hope Ministries on Board

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (March 6, 2019) - Harli White is about to embark upon her third consecutive season as a full-time competitor on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

White has tabbed veteran racer Johnny Herrera to serve as the crew chief and she's thrilled to welcome Dustin's Dream and Life of Hope Ministries as primary marketing partners.

"We're proud to showcase Dustin's Dream and Life of Hope Ministries, whose missions we're promoting across the country thanks to the support of Green Country Farms," she said. "Steve Butler and his family own Green Country Farms and have been around modified racing for a long time. Steve's raced and sponsored modifieds, but this is his first time being a part of sprint car racing. I raced his modified last year and we've become close friends and now he's supporting our race team."

Dustin's Dream, which was created in honor of the life of Dustin Chamberlain, conducts international medical mission trips, provides scholarships for students entering the field of healthcare and partners with like-minded organizations to improve the welfare of at-risk families locally and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.DustinsDream.net.

Life of Hope Ministries works to better the lives of homeless children by providing them with an education, as well as emotional, physical and spiritual support. For more information, visit https://www.lifeofhope.org/.

White is also welcoming Choice Builders, Peak Energy, FK Rod Ends and Cole Agency to the team as new marketing partners.

"We've been very fortunate to continue to grow our team with not only new sponsors, but a lot of the existing people and companies that have supported us year after year," she said. "We're very grateful for the support and we're looking forward to achieving a lot of success this year."

The ASCS National Tour season is scheduled to begin March 15-16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals.

White stayed busy throughout the offseason as she competed in 410ci winged sprint car events from late December through late February in Australia. It marked her second time racing overseas.

"I want to thank Terry Cutts Racing and family for bringing me out," she said. "Also, thanks to Geoff Murphy for being a great crew chief, the Scardifield Family for taking care of me and the crew that helped on the car - Steven, Scruffy and Zora. Thanks to all of the fans and the race tracks for all of their support as well. I'm excited that I'll be heading back to Australia in November to race again."

White posted a pair of top-five finishes to highlight the action in Australia. She also added two seventh-place runs along with numerous other positive results.

UP NEXT -

March 15-16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

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

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

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

White would also like to thank Dustin's Dream, Life of Hope Ministries, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, Choice Builders, Peak Energy, FK Rod Ends, Cole Agency, Allstar Performance, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children, Mach-1 Chassis and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Excited for Elbows-Up Opportunity at Thunderbowl This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 6, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi is heading to one of his favorite tracks this weekend when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visits Thunderbowl Raceway.

The semi-banked oval located in Tulare, Calif., welcomes 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' this Friday and Saturday. Scelzi will be behind the wheel of his family owned No. 41s.

"I always look forward to racing in Tulare," he said. "We have a lot of laps around that track and we've done well there. Last year's World of Outlaws race is definitely a confidence booster for our team as we go back this weekend."

Scelzi was stout during last year's lone Outlaws race at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he qualified second quickest in his group and third best out of 43 drivers before winning a heat race, placing eighth in the dash and rallying for a fourth-place finish in the A Main.

Scelzi and his team competed with the Outlaws last Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, which hosted the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery.

Scelzi qualified 14th quickest in his group both nights. A seventh-place result in a heat race on Wednesday relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, a race that he finished eighth in to end the night. He picked up a pair of positions in a heat race on Thursday to finish fifth and make the A Main. Unfortunately, he was caught up in an early crash and was unable to finish the race.

"It was just one of those weeks that didn't go our way," he said. "It was disappointing, but the great thing about racing is that the next opportunity to compete isn't far away. Hopefully the weather is good this weekend and we can get two races in at a track where we've run well."

Last Saturday's King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener rained out at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 8 (7).

Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: DNF (19).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

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

 

 

Davis Does it Again

It’s an honour to win one Western Australian Limited Sprintcar Title let alone six, which is how many state title crowns Gavin Davis has now banked during his career, following his victory in last Saturday night’s running of the event at Narrogin Speedway.

A stalwart of the class, Davis has been one of the constants in Limited Sprintcars for well over three decades, participating in every single WA Title since the inception of the event some 35 seasons ago.

Having previously driven to victory in five past title events, it had been almost a decade since the 56-year-old veteran driver had taken top honours, and while he hadn’t experienced the best lead-up to the event, with his past couple of seasons being plagued with engine woes, the time was ripe last Saturday night for Davis to bounce back to form and return to victory lane.

Davis is also one of only a handful of Limited Sprintcar drivers who have been able to win multiple WA Titles.

“The WA Title is an extremely tough event to win, so I feel quite honoured to have been able to win six of them throughout my career, all of which have been special in their own way,”explained Davis, who builds his own engines and also runs selected 360 Sprintcar race meetings.

Lining up eighth for the 30-lap feature race following a pair of thirds and a fifth-place finish in his heat races, Davis made the most of start, wasting no time in elevating himself to fourth place in the opening couple of laps, before moving into podium contention on lap eight when he took over the third spot.

It was on lap 12 that a shakeup occurred, with the two race leaders coming together heavily while attempting to navigate lapped traffic, causing debris to be sent directly into the path of Davis who was unable to avoid it, with a wheel bouncing up right in front of him, bending his front and top wings.

With Lady Luck smiling down on him, Davis was thankfully able to continue despite the damage, inheriting the lead and keeping a tight line to hold on to it throughout the remaining distance, ultimately cinching the sixth WA Title victory of his career.

“I absolutely love racing in the Limited Sprintcars class, which is why I’ve been doing it for so long,” added Davis.

“In saying that, most of my success is owed to the fact that I’ve had an incredible support network around me throughout my entire career. Adriver is only as good as the team around them and I’m very grateful for the continued help and support I’ve received both in the shed and at the track over the years.”

Based in Bunbury, the Davis surname is synonymous with speedway racing throughout Western Australia, with Davis’ dad Geoff racing Super Modifiedsthroughout 1970s, while his older brother Tim currently competes in 360 and Limited Sprintcars and his younger brother Todd races 410, 360 and Limited Sprintcars.

Getting his own speedway career underway 37 years ago, Gavin initially followed in his dad’s footsteps, joining the Super Modifieds class in the early 1980s, before becoming one of the original members of the Limited Sprintcar club in 1984.

While he’d previously placed second in multiple WA Titles, it wasn’t until 1998 that Davis initially broke through to win his maiden title at Carnarvon Speedway, going on to win five more titles in 1999, 2001, 2005, 2010 and most recently last Saturday night.

Davis would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support: Martin Engineering, McRae Displays, J&J Fabrications, Australind Panel & Paint, and SJ Crushing.

Special thanks go to Barry and Erica Davis, Chris Dawe, John Robinson, Davis’ wife Jenny, his brothers Tim and Todd, along with Tim’s wifeDiane, his mum and dad Maxine and Geoff, and Steve and Janette Crabbe.

 

 

DCRP Season Opener Just One Month Away!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (March 6, 2019) – The 2019 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park is rapidly approaching, as opening night atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southeast Kansas is just one short month away.

Dodge City Raceway Park will raise the curtains on the season with a full card of championship chase action on Saturday night, April 6.

The season opens with a bang as the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars square off with the United Rebel Sprint Series. The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks fill out the opening night card.

The April 6 season opener will be preceded by a car show and open practice on Saturday, March 23.

The April 6 event is the first of 18 scheduled events atop the 3/8-mile clay oval that ultimately culminates with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” on September 20-21.

A number of other special events take place along the way including the marquee Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals event on June 13-15. The full slate of events is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

The 2019 season at Dodge City Raceway Park will also be enhanced by the addition of “Little DCRP”, a 1/7-mile clay oval constructed within the existing Raceway that will play host to eight Sunday cards of Micro Sprints and Karts.

Reigning DCRP track champions include Steven Richardson in the DCRP Sprint Car Ranks, Nick Link in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites official internet site is located at www.hiexpress.com/DodgeCity/HIExpress. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations.

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

 

 

Jesse Love returns to Van Dyke Motorsports on Saturday

After competing in two nights of World of Outlaws action last week with Cole Macedo at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Van Dyke Motorsports will now see young Jesse Love back in the seat this Saturday night.

Last week Macedo made his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series debut in the Lucas Oil Products/ T&T Trucking No. 5H and just missed out on making the feature during the finale, finishing two spots shy of the transfer in the Last Chance Showdown.

With weather questionable in Northern California this week Van Dyke Motorsports is exploring its options for Saturday night. For the third time this season 14-year-old Jesse Love will be behind the wheel of the No. 5H machine at either Marysville Raceway or the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway. The Marysville Raceway offers the annual Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial, while Thunderbowl Raceway showcases the second race of the season for the new Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series.

Love ran 13th in the main event during the Kot 360 opener on February 23rd at Keller Auto Speedway, during what was his second career Sprint Car start.

Van Dyke Motorsports would like to thank Lucas Oil Products, NAAKE Suspension and JRI West, T&T Trucking, Rafter V Farms and Hansen Machine Works for their support this season.

Quick Recap- The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Cole Macedo

Wednesday February 27: Qualified (18th in Flight A), Heat Race (9th), Last Chance Showdown (13th) Thursday February 28: Qualified (10th in Flight A), Heat Race (7th), Last Chance Showdown (6th)

Upcoming Races-

Saturday March 9th: Marysville Raceway (Toller Memorial) Saturday March 9th: Thunderbowl Raceway (Kings of Thunder 360’s)

Social Spotlight-

Follow car owner Harley Van Dyke on Twitter https://twitter.com/HarleyVanDyke and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/harley.vandyke

GT Promotions- GT Promotions is a media company focusing on public relations and social media management for motorsports venues, series, race teams and more. Since 2006 we have worked with numerous clients to boost exposure through our various channels. To inquire about becoming a part of the GT Promotions team simply email gary7n@sbcglobal.net and to keep up with our work follow https://twitter.com/garythomasGT

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL AWARD IS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019

Haubstadt, IN - March 6, 2019 - The Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car
Series announced a change today that affects the season post race
awards package. A sponsorship deal has been confirmed that will
reward the driver that is verified as the Hard Charger for the
feature race. The driver who moves up the most spots in each of the
20 features will receive $100. The award will be known as the
“CERTIFIED RENTAL HARD CHARGER AWARD.” Over the season that
opportunity adds up to an additional $2,000 in available money for
drivers to race for.

CERTIFIED RENTAL is a division of Brandeis. CERTIFIED RENTAL is
equipped with a rental fleet exceeding 1000 machines. This service
provides for the rental of large earthmoving equipment as well as
construction and utility equipment throughout the south, east, and
midwest from 14 locations in four states: Kentucky, Indiana,
Tennessee, and Mississippi. Earlier this year MSCS announced that
Brandeis would serve as the official series sponsor for 2019. Thus
the series is now referred to as the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car
Series. Major sponsorship from Brandeis will help provide an
increased MSCS driver point fund.

Brandeis Machinery sells, services, and rents mining and construction
equipment, products, and services. The Louisville, KY, business has
eight different locations in Kentucky and Indiana.

The 2019 schedule has 20 sanctioned Brandeis MSCS non-wing sprint car
races in the offering. This season’s first race is set to be held
on Saturday night April 13th. That is opening night at the Tri-State
Speedway and the race is co-sanctioned with the United States Auto
Club sprint cars. The feature that night will pay $5,000 to win.

The Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series will be entering a 19th
consecutive year of operation. This upgrade to the Hard Charger of
the Race award from Certified is one of the additional benefits
drivers can expect as the new season unfolds.

Fans have long recognized the excitement produced as drivers press to
get their cars through traffic, take on the ever increasing
challenges in catching faster cars, and make the passes to get them
to the front at the finish line. For example last season eleven
different drivers were recognized as the Hard Charger of the Race.
Carson Short, Robert Ballou, and Thomas Meseraull passed 13
competitors on three different nights to tie in setting the high
mark. Champion Carson Short was named as the MSCS Hard Charger of
the Year 2018 after having passed the most cars on four different
nights.

CERTIFIED RENTAL has stepped up to add their support to the overall
appreciation for the MSCS brand of exciting sprint car racing. Visit
www.certifiedrental.com, www.brandeismachinery.com or
www.mscssprints.com to find other relative information and timely
updates.

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

 

 

ATLANTIC CITY GAMBLER’S CLASSIC WINNER ANDY JANKOWIAK LOOKS FORWARD TO RACING IN FRONT OF HOME STATE, NEW YORK, CROWD THIS WEEKEND, MARCH 8-9, IN SYRACUSE EXPO CENTER INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES TWO DAY FINALE; SERIES TITLE IS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY

SYRACUSE, NY March 6, 2019. . . Andy Jankowiak is among the contenders for the 2019 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels championship. The Buffalo, N.Y. racer will have two shots at gaining in the standings this weekend when the series finale is held inside the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY.

With feature events for the headline Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets being held on both Friday and Saturday night March 8-9 in events sponsored by RPM Raceway, Andy J. has a shot to move up to the top spot in the standings.

Though his focus is clear, to win both features and the championship, Jankowiak admits that he is still savoring the last Indoor Series race, on January 26, 2019.

That’s the night in Atlantic City, N.J. he won the Gambler’s Classic inside Boardwalk Hall for the first time.

“Nothing will ever take the place of winning the Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City,” Jankowiak declared. “But a win in Syracuse would be almost as good. There are a lot of my friends who couldn’t make the other races because they couldn’t take a weekend off from their work.”

This weekend will be the fourth and final fifth round of the 2019 season. On the line will be time trials, qualifying events and a 40 lap feature event both nights with the overall season champion crowned following Saturday’s event.

Jankowiak, 30, admits the raw excitement he felt in the Atlantic City victory was all consuming. But the opportunity to race in front of many of his racing friends in a TQ indoors for the first time is something he savors in a different way.

One person who will be at Syracuse to see Jankowiak is Vinny Christiano who is a long time Buffalo, NY area driver and car owner who gave Jankowiak his first ride in a TQ Midget.

“He put me in his car at Holland one night and I fell in love with the cars,” Jankowiak, 30, said. “Vinnie and I were very successful. We won a lot of TQ races at Holland and at Lancaster. He gave me a shot and I’ve been racing these cars ever since.”

Jankowiak has also wheeled TQ Midgets for two other legendary northwestern New York drivers and car owners, Harry Macy and John Casey.

Casey put Jankowiak in one of his cars at Holland one night. At the checkered, Andy J beat Casey’s regular driver, Kyle Hutchinson. Hutchinson is a late entry in the Syracuse TQ field in Casey’s car this weekend.

“I hope to be able to do well in front of all of these guys, for myself and to showcase the Series. This is one of the best deals going,” the affable Jankowiak shared.

The biggest prize in Syracuse will be the crowning of the 2019 Indoor Auto Racing Series championship. North Carolina resident Ryan Flores leads the standings, with 290 after the first three races. But Flores, who works full time for Roger Penske’s Ryan Blaney NASCAR Monster Energy Cup team, will not be in the Syracuse field because of his work commitment.

Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, NY, 260, and Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, LI, NY, 239 lead Jankowiak who has 220. A maximum of 210 points are available, 100 for a feature win and five points for quick time each night, meaning that 210 markers can be picked up by any TQ competitor over the Syracuse race weekend. Non-qualifiers earn 10 points for each night, a minimum of 20 points for the weekend. Thus the most points any driver can gain is 190.

Andy J knows a lot will have to fall into place him to win the crown. “The Series title would be nice to win. I missed it by two points one year. We have been in contention but I always seem to have one bad race. The best way to win the championship is to run well both days. I have to finish better by a couple of spots in both race than (Erick Rudolph, Justin Bonsignore) do to win the Series.”

Syracuse is, of course, unknown territory for all of the nearly 60 TQ drivers and teams.

“It’s a new track and none of us will know how to set the car up until we practice,” Jankowiak. “That doesn’t bother me. The shape of the track will mean a lot. I set the car up the same way for Atlantic City this past year as I did last year for Albany and I won. Albany was a lot shorter but the turns were about the same.”

Round 3 and Round 4 for the companion Slingshots and Champ Karts is also on the Syracuse card. Each of the two nights of racing will consist of complete programs as well for these two divisions.

Dr. Williams Lowe, a long-time supporter of TQ Midget racing, has posted $200 to the fast qualifier both nights. N.Y.’s Oswego Speedway, the home of SuperModified racing, has signed on to sponsor the TQ Midget heat races. The winner of each of the six Oswego Speedway heat races on both Friday and Saturday night will receive not only a spot in the A-Main but a $50 bonus. Bob Hilbert Sportswear is offering a $150 bonus to the driver that leads lap 20 during both TQ Midget feature events.

Doors open at 6 PM on Friday night with racing beginning at 7:30. Doors open at 5:30 PM on Saturday with racing at 7 PM. Fans will be able to visit the pit area to see the cars and meet the drivers each night until 30 minutes before the racing begins.

A link to purchase tickets in advance is available at www.indoorautoracing.com or calling E-Tix directly at 1-800-514-3849.

Tickets will also be available each day of the event starting at 2 PM at the Expo Box Office, but prices increase by $5 each on the days of the event. Pit passes, which do not guarantee a seat, are on sale on the backside of the building on Friday from 9 am to 2 PM and Saturday 11:30 to 2 PM. After 2 PM, pit passes will be available at the box office at the front of the building. Parking on the fairgrounds is free.

Race fans can enjoy a double header weekend at the Fairgrounds with the 33rd annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show being held at the Center of Progress Building. This show opens on Saturday at 10 am giving everyone plenty of time to enjoy that show then walk over to the nearby Exposition Center for the races that night. The Trade show reopens on Sunday from 11 to 4 pm.

 

 

New leadership takes the wheel as the IMCA Indiana RaceSaver Sprints enters its fifth year of competition.

The series founder and current director, Dan Roberts, has decided to step away from his leadership role with the IMCA Indiana RaceSaver Sprints. Dan will be relegating his responsibilities to a five-person board of directors. This change comes after four successful seasons that resulted in positive participation growth as well as great racing around the Hoosier state. To ensure the successful start to the 2019 season, Dan has committed to assist the new board of directors as a consultant until the first race kicks off. We all would like to extend our sincere appreciation for Dan and his efforts to build a successful and affordable winged sprint car series in Indiana.

The 2019 five-person board of directors for the Indiana RaceSaver Sprints has a combined 150+ years of experience in the motorsports industry. The five members are:

- Kevin Huntley – Bloomington, IN

- Daryl Tate – Bloomington, IN

- Mickey Smith – Bloomington, IN

- Alfred Galedrige Jr. – Greenwood, IN

- Bob Shutt – Indianapolis, IN

These changes took effect January 26th and the board has been hard at work completing many tasks since then. The first priority for the board is to ensure that the transition of leadership does not negatively affect the 2019 season in any way. Several Indiana tracks and race teams have committed to this series over the past four race seasons. The new board will respect these commitments and stride to improve upon the solid foundation that has been set in the previous years.

Continued growth is another high priority objective for the board. Plans are in the works to expand the social media presence of the series to highlight the competitors and quality entertainment that the racing provides. In addition to a strong online presence, the series is working hard to secure a season’s end awards banquet coupled with a championship fund for its dedicated competitors. More information will be released when available.

The IMCA RaceSaver rules will be strictly enforced, as they always have since the inception of the Indiana series. A member’s handbook detailing the series rules and procedures is now available. More information will be released over the coming weeks leading up to the start of the race season. Stay tuned to the Indiana RaceSaver Sprints Facebook page throughout the season for racing updates and highlights.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Season Draws to a Close for KMS

A runner-up finish in last Saturday night’s Krikke Boys Shootout at Bunbury Speedway signalled the end of the 2018-19 season for the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Kerry Madsen, with the combination having experienced a positive debut season together.

While their campaign wasn’t without its challenges, it was their consistency that saw the Bunbury, Western Australia-based team and Madsen achieve numerous positive results, as evident in last Saturday night’s Krikke Boys Shootout, which is one of the most important events on the team’s calendar.

Getting the night off to the best possible start by topping time trials, Madsen went on to win his opening heat race and placed fifth in the other with some engine woes, before a third-place finish in the gold shootout determined his starting position for the 35-lap feature race.

Wasting no time in making his way to the front of the field, Madsen took over the lead almost immediately and remained there for the bulk of the distance, before a slight mistake in a tricky turn four opened the door for eventual winner James McFadden to clinch first place, leaving Madsen to settle for second.

“We’ve had some chances to win recently and we’ve just come up a little bit short, but at the same time we’re quite happy with the consistency we’ve been able to maintain throughout the season,” explained the four-time Australian Champion, who took out the South Australian Title at Whyalla’s Westline Speedway back in February.

“It’s my first season with the Krikke Motorsport team and while the fit has been pretty seamless, there were bound to be a few teething issues here and there. Overall, it’s been a strong season for us and we’re looking forward to what the future has planned.”

Having now completed the 2018-19 season, the pilot of the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim car has returned to his home in America where he has around 60 race meetings ahead of him.

“Kerry and the entire team have put in a great effort this season and there are a lot of positives to draw from our first season together,” stated Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“We’ve consistently had strong pace and been in contention for feature-race wins. It’s been by far the toughest season on the road and this is evident by the amount of different winners we’ve seen. It’s just about putting it all together week in and week out. We’ve been able to lay some positive groundwork this season, which we’re hoping to be able to build on in 2019-20.”

Krikke Motorsport’s range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies, hats, t-shirts, raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts and kids’ t-shirts, is available for purchase via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A Lucas Spray Painters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, South West Conveyancing, and Richard Hathaway Photography.

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

 

 

Hunter’s Mental Game Reaps Rewards

Having never before visited the top step of the podium during his 19 seasons in 410 Sprintcars, Charles Hunter recently decided that he would need to set his focus solely on his racing if he wanted to achieve new milestones, which is exactly what he did last Saturday night.

When your time and effort is divided between two passions, it stands to reason that your results would be too, and this was certainly the case for Hunter, who for the better part of the past two decades has been juggling his time between AFL and speedway.

Since deciding that it was time to retire from his AFL career, the 37-year-old has now turned all of his attention to the race track, which has proved to be the turning point of his long stint in 410 Sprintcars, with his mental game being stronger than ever.

While last season delivered him with his first major achievement in the class, being his maiden feature-race podium result, Hunter has continued to prove that anything is possible if you refuse to let your motivation and determination waver.

Racking up two consecutive podium finishes in the two Eureka Garages & Sheds Series rounds prior to last Saturday night’s 10th round, with a third-place result at Moama’s Heartland Raceway and a runner-up finish at Hamilton’s Western Speedway, Hunter’s 2018-19 season was about to get a whole lot better.

Displaying strong pace from the outset on home soil at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway aboard his Vic # 73 Paintworx Painting– Werribee / SRJB Roofing supported Maxim, the Werribee, Victoria-based driver earned the pole position start for the feature race by virtue of a win and a fourth-place finish in his heat races and was never headed throughout the 25-lap distance, surviving a late-race caution to hold on for his maiden feature-race victory.

“The fact that I won my first feature race is still so surreal and I can’t describe the emotion of being able to do my first wing dance at my home track in front of my family and friends,” expressed Hunter, who was driving the Maxim car that he’d built for the Grand Annual Classic back in January, where he just missed on qualifying for the feature race.

“We were definitely up against some of the heavy-hitters, so the fact that we were able to come out on top off our own merit made it even more special. We’ve been sticking to basics with our car and it’s really been paying off, but I think being able to focus solely on my racing has made all the difference in our consistency and results.

“I have to say a massive thank you to my family, all of my friends and my sponsors who have continued to believe in me throughout the past 19 seasons. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have been able to race for as long as I have.”

Currently sitting second in the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings with just two rounds remaining, Hunter’s chance to improve on last season’s career-best fifth-place finish looks promising.

Planning to throw everything he has at the latter stages of the season in an effort to win the overall series, Hunter’s next appearance will be this Saturday night at Ballarat’s Redline Raceway for the penultimate series round, with the grand final being held at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway on March 16.

Hunter would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Paintworx Painting- Werribee, SRJB Roofing, Rock Constructions, AAC Electrical, Auspac Exhaust, Mick Kerr Rendering, Main Street Café - Winchelsea, Parr Motorsports, R.A.K Davis & Sons Cartage Contractors, and Buzzard Engineering.

Special thanks go to Butch (dad), Sue (mum), Heath (brother), Nicole (sister), niece and nephew, Billie (daughter), and Tam (family friend).

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Reveals Huge 2019 Schedule

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 5, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway is excited to reveal its 2019 Friday Night Excitement schedule. The 2019 campaign at Canada’s best 3/8-mile dirt track is slated for 20 nights of thrilling racing. Regular Friday Night Excitement shows will feature four weekly divisions for the second straight campaign, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks as well as several special events. Race time is 7:30pm for all events.

The 2019 schedule will kickoff with Ohsweken’s 24th season opener on Friday, May 17 presented by Auto Parts Centres featuring the return of NASCAR star Ken Schrader and the UMP Modifieds. Schrader won last year’s UMP Modified event for his second career Ohsweken victory.

Headlining the 2019 schedule are two huge events both presented by Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Arrow Express and Bradshaw Brothers Fuels. The renewed Northern Summer Nationals takes place on July 22 and 23 featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu who will compete in a pair of $5,000 USD-to-win races and then the $10,000 USD-to-win 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 13-15.

Several memorial races are returning in 2019, including the Frankie Turkey Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks during O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH night on July 5. The Thunder Stocks will race the 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial on Insta-Panels night along with the 42-lap Art Hill Memorial for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks on August 2.

Also returning to the schedule in 2019 is the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Cash Blast on August 23, paying $2,000-to-win for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks.

The popular Club 54 Racing Sponsor Night is returning to Ohsweken once again on June 28. This season, Club 54 Racing is supporting the annual event where Ohsweken race teams receive free passes to invite their sponsors and marketing partners to experience a night of Ohsweken’s Friday Night Excitement firsthand.

The schedule features several special events off the track as well, including Rochester Knighthawks Minor Sports night on June 7, Core-Mark National Autism Wall of Fame night on June 14, McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford Emergency Services Night on June 21, Strickland’s GMC Bicycle Night on July 12, Renway Energy Christmas in August on August 9 and Pinty’s Delicious Foods Back to School Back Pack Night on August 30.

Fans will want to circle a pair of Autograph Nights on their calendars as well, both which are presented by Jibs Action Sports. The first takes place on July 19 with Halloween in July Autograph Night. The second is on August 16 along with Kids Race National Autism night.

In addition to the two major events, several touring series and visiting divisions will make appearances at the speedway in 2019. The Late Model Open, Canadian/UMP Modified challenge and Race of Champions Sportsman Tour will all compete at Ohsweken during the Northern Summer Nationals. Vintage Cars return to Ohsweken on July 12, while the Sportsman will hit the track for the second time on August 2. The Southern Ontario Sprints make a single appearance on August 16 while the Action Sprint Tour makes a pair of stops on July 23 and September 14.

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will once again be competing in the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series under the newly formed Ontario Dirt Competition Committee (ODCC) rules. The Thunder Stocks will have home track races on May 31 and June 28 while the Mini Stock home track races are schedule for May 24 and June 7. The Brock Leonard Memorial and Art Hill Memorial races on August 2 will act as the ‘Combined Series’ races for the respective divisions.

The 2019 Ohsweken Speedway Friday Night Excitement champions will be crowned on September 6 before the season at the Big ‘O’ wraps up with the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals taking place September 11-13.

For the full 2019 Ohsweken Speedway schedule, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/schedule. -------------------- Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

 

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway season opens with the World of Outlaws and more this Friday and Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA - March 5, 2019...The inaugural World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser scored victory over Tim Shaffer and Jason Meyers.

Apart from 2006 the “Greatest Show on Dirt” has competed at the venue every year since. This weekend’s event features the World of Outlaws both nights, plus the Western RaceSaver Sprints on Friday and the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday. If you’re a fan of Winged Sprint Car racing this is the weekend for you!

Past World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series winners at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

2018- Aaron Reutzel on March 9 2017- David Gravel on March 17, Donny Schatz on March 18 2016- David Gravel on March 12 2015- Tim Kaeding on March 13, Rico Abreu on March 14 2014- Daryn Pittman on March 14, Rico Abreu on March 15 2013- Tim Kaeding on March 15, Craig Dollansky on March 16 2012 - Tim Kaeding on March 16 2011 - Joey Saldana on March 19 2010 - Jason Meyers on March 5, Joey Saldana on March 6 2009 - Randy Hannagan on March 20, Joey Saldana on March 21 2008 - Jac Haudenschild on Oct. 18 2007 - Joey Saldana on Feb. 23, Tim Kaeding on Feb. 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 13 2005 - Tim Shaffer on Feb. 25, Donny Schatz on October 14, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 15 2004 - Erin Crocker on October 29, Terry McCarl on October 30 2003 - Steve Kinser on September 3 Tickets continue to be on sale for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series weekend this Friday and Saturday March 8th and 9th and can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. Tickets will also be available at the gate.

All seating in the house is reserved, with grandstand tickets $50 each night and bleacher tickets $45 both nights. Kids 6-12 are half price and those 5 and under are free. A seating chart, as well as hotel info is available online at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Following this weekend Thunderbowl Raceway will go dark until Saturday April 27th when the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints and IMCA Stock Cars take to the track. The inaugural KoT 360 event at Keller Auto Speedway was picked off by Hanford’s own DJ Netto on February 23rd. Netto will be hoping to double up on Saturday in Tulare.

Special thanks to all our partners for their support of the Thunderbowl Raceway including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal Company, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

Be sure to like our Facebook page at https://bit.ly/2N30fss to stay up to date with the latest news regarding the Thunderbowl.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is available for fans off turns three and four.

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Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway 2019 Schedule

Friday March 8: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars Saturday March 9: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars

Saturday April 27: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Stock Cars

Saturday May 4: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Stock Cars

Friday May 17: Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic- Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards vs. KoT 360’s plus USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprints Saturday May 18: Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic- King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards vs. KoT 360’s

Saturday June 8: Chris & Brian Faria Memorial- Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, USAC West Coast Sprints, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Stock Cars

Saturday September 28: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Stock Cars

Thursday October 17: Rico Abreu Racing 26th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars Friday October 18: Rico Abreu Racing 26th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars Saturday October 19: Rico Abreu Racing 26th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars

 

 

Midstate Basement Authorities Joins CRSA Family

For Immediate Release March 5th, 2019 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY - The first green flag of the 2019 SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA season is just about three months away and when the field charges into turn number one for the first time, the series will welcome a new sponsor.

Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc. and owner Eric Leach will join the CRSA family in 2019. In addition to serving as an associate sponsor of the series, Midstate Basement Authorities will also sponsor the second round of the series at the Weedsport Speedway on Memorial Day (May 27th) and an award handed out at each event. That award will be the Midstate Basement Authorities Last One Standing Award, helping teams out of the basement. The award will be given to the last driver still running at the end of the nights A-Main event.

"Being an avid racing fan my entire life, I'm honored that we have been given the opportunity to partner with the CRSA Sprint Car Series as an associate sponsor and the title sponsor for the May 27th Weedsport show,” Leach said. “Typically working with asphalt racing teams in the past, we can't wait to see what this dirt series brings to the racing community this year and we are looking forward to finally being a part of the action."

Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc. is Central New York's trusted full service basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractor; specializing in Basement Waterproofing, Water Control Systems, Crawl Space Encapsulation, Foundation/Structural Repair, Dehumidification, Concrete Leveling/Lifting, Sump Pump Systems and Shotcrete Installation. With experience dating back to the early 1980s, they know what it takes to make sure your home or business remains safe, dry, stable, and protected.

Midstate Basement Authorities have locations in Syracuse and Binghamton and serve all of Central New York. For more information on Midstate Basement Authorities, please visit them online at www.midstatebasement.com or by phone at 607-387-4825.

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series season takes the green on Saturday May 18th at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, New York. The series will also take part in the Finger Lakes Speed World Car Show (Finger Lakes Mall – Auburn) and Motorsports Expo (NYS Fairgrounds – Syracuse) during the month of March.

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

 

 

Wilson Prepared for Challenge at Thunderbowl Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 5, 2019) - Greg Wilson has an elbows-up type of race track on tap this weekend when he will visit Thunderbowl Raceway with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The oval in Tulare, Calif., hosts 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' this Friday and Saturday. It's a bullring where Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team scored a career-best outing in 2017.

"Racing in Tulare can be a challenge, especially when the preferred groove is up against the wall on a hooked-up track," he said. "We've also seen it get really slick, which is more up our alley. Regardless of the conditions the races this weekend will give us our next opportunity to learn more about our car after the changes we made during the offseason."

Wilson is fresh off learning throughout the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery last Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. While he didn't achieve the results he hoped for during the World of Outlaws doubleheader, the team made headway in their effort to get a better feel on the sprint car.

"Right now our focus is on improving and learning each race," he said. "Don't get me wrong, we still want to have successful nights and compete for wins, but right now success isn't determined by finishing in the top 10 as much as it is by finishing a night with a better direction from what we've learned."

In other news, Wilson's next Hercules Tires dealership visit is scheduled for March 12 at Ed Whitehead's Tire Pros in Yuma, Ariz., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 16 (16).

Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 16 (16).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

March 12 at Ed Whitehead's Tire Pros in Yuma, Ariz., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Off Road

Gear Off Road, which is based in Southern California, is dedicated toward building wheels for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit http://www.GearOffRoad.com.

"Gear Off Road has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Off Road and look forward to success together for many years."

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

 

 

Price Knocks Dust Off During World of Outlaws Event in Las Vegas

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 5, 2019) - Robbie Price accomplished his objective last week when he kicked off his season competing at the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery.

"I started the year in Las Vegas a couple of years ago," he said. "I knew it'd be rough being at a big track with the best in the business. We came to make some laps and get some notes to see how things are rolling. It was all about learning the cars this year and how everything changes. Nothing is ever the same from year to year. I think we were pretty good."

Price invaded The Dirt Track at Las Vegas for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader last Wednesday and Thursday. Although qualifying got the team behind from the start each night, Price made progress in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown both nights.

"As soon as you qualify bad it's such a deep hole to get out of," he said. "In the heat we were better and in the Last Chance Showdown we were way better each night. We were quick in the Last Chance Showdown on Thursday, going from 18th to 12th. It was one of those things when you start so far back you can only do so much. We raced with some pretty decent cars. We had good speed and the car rolled into the trailer both nights. And we learned some things, which is the main goal."

Price is slated to return to World of Outlaws competition this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., prior to the start of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season the following weekend.

"Me and Tulare don't have the greatest track record," said Price, who has only competed there in 360ci winged sprint car competition. "We're going to try not to tear any equipment up and run some consistent laps."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 12 (14).

Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 9 (10); B Main: 12 (18).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com .

"I've ran Shark Racing Engines since Day 1," Price said. "I've worked with Marc Huson a lot. His motors run strong and he knows what he's doing. I feel very comfortable and confident using Shark Racing Engines."

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, CARSTAR Leduc, Skagit Speedway, Highline Performance, Champion Brands, Wildlight Motorsports Photography and Triple X Race Co. for their continued support.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller 13th in Las Vegas Before Wild Ride on Thursday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his way out West with the World of Outlaws, Parker Price-Miller would finish 13th during Wednesday night’s opener before taking a wild ride in the opening laps of Thursday night’s feature event.

“Man, we took a big one on Thursday night in a racing deal but fortunately we are safe and able to race on this week,” Parker Price-Miller said.

Getting his two-night stay in Las Vegas, NV underway on Wednesday night, Price-Miller would lay down a great lap in time trials as he earned fast time honors in his group aboard the Indy Race Parts/HRP Specs/Chalk Stix backed No. 71P machine.

Finishing fifth in heat race action, the driver who hails from Kokomo, IN would move into the 30-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 18th starting position.

Amidst a star studded field of drivers attacking the Sin-City half mile, Price-Miller would prove to be up for the task as he would go toe-to-toe with some of the sport’s best.

Flirting with position inside the Top-10 during the latter stages of the race, Price-miller would accept the checkered flag with a 13th place finish.

Returning to action Thursday night, PPM would get his night underway by timing in ninth quickest in qualifying time trials. Starting and finishing fifth in heat race competition, Price-Miller would again transfer directly into the 30-lap feature event.

From the 17th starting position, Price-Miller would look to get off to a good start but coming out of turn four on the race’s opening lap, PPM would make contact with another competitor and it would result in him taking a wild ride in front of the grandstands.

Though he was able to climb from the wreckage, his night would be finished.

“I was looking to get off to a good start with the rubber coming, and me and another car met trying to run the same line and I ended up taking a big one,” Price-Miller said. “It was a total racing deal, and we will be okay this weekend in Tulare, CA. Thank you to everyone who reached out, and to everyone that supports this team.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Indy Race Parts, HRP Specs, Chalk Stix, Howard Johnson of Lima, Maxim, Wilwood, and Keizer Wheels for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts:6 , Wins: 0, Top 5’s:0 , Top-10’s:0 .

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will return to action this Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

 

 

Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports Look Forward to California Swing

PC- Matt Hill Photography

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip West to meet up with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are excited to kick off the California swing this week following two-nights in Las Vegas, NV.

“Las Vegas, NV is a tough show year after year,” Terry McCarl said. “Lots of great teams were watching the feature, including us the first night. Thursday night I thought it would take rubber earlier than it did and ended up killing our tires early and I ultimately pulled off.”

Making his season debut with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, NV, McCarl would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/SnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine in 16th fastest in qualifications.

Finishing eighth in his heat race, the Altoona, IA pilot would be forced into a loaded Last Chance Showdown where he would grid the field from the 11th starting position with only four transfer positions into the feature event up for grabs.

On a slick racing surface, McCarl would continue to shake off some rust in what was his first 410ci start of the season. Unable to make the transfer, TMAC would end his night with a 10th place finish in the LCS.

Looking to end his week on a better note, McCarl would get Thursday night started off by timing the Bosma Poultry/STC/T.W. Vance Trucking machine in eighth quickest in his time trial group on this night.

By way of his qualifying effort, McCarl would line up in the second row of his heat race and race his way to a fourth place finish and punch his ticket into the 30-lap feature event.

On a surface that was slick during the night, McCarl figured rubber would go down early in the 30-lap affair on this night. From his 16th starting position, he would go hard in the opening laps trying to make up ground before rubber went down but the rubber would hold off much longer than he anticipated.

Opting to push limits early in the race, McCarl would abuse his tires and be forced to pull into the infield on the ninth lap and bring his Vegas trip to a debut.

“It was tough, but I am really looking forward to catching up with friends and racing out in California,” McCarl added. “I know they have been getting a ton of rain, but I am hopefully we can get all these races in. Thanks to Rick and Barb Rogers, and everyone that supports our race team.”

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, SnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., STC, T.W. Vance Trucking, KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, JLT Ent., Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports will be in action this Friday and Saturday in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Lucas Oil Inks Deal With Kyle Larson Racing

Corona, CA

Lucas Oil Products is proud to announce they have signed on to be an official partner of Kyle Larson Racing.

The deal will support KLR drivers Kyle Larson and Carson Macedo for the 2019 season as they compete in the 2019 World of Outlaws series and several other crown jewel events throughout the year.

After a few weeks of preliminary talks, Lucas Oil Director of Motorsports Tom Bogner was pleased to make the partnership official. "Everyone at Lucas Oil is very excited to welcome Kyle Larson Racing into the Lucas Oil family," said Bogner. "Kyle is one of the most talented drivers on both pavement and dirt and has a very strong following while Carson is one of the most exciting up-and-coming drivers in the dirt racing world right now. We are proud to be a part of their program and can't wait to see them in victory lane many times this year."

As a driver with a deep passion for sprint car racing, Larson looks forward to working with a company that has strong ties to the dirt track community. “I am excited to partner with Lucas Oil for the 2019 season,” said Larson. “They have always been a big supporter of all different forms of motorsports. To have them want to be a part of my personal dirt racing ventures with Silva Motorsports and KLR with Carson means a great deal to me. I look forward to growing my partnership with Lucas Oil like Joe and Carson have been able to do.”

Macedo is no stranger to the Lucas Oil family and he is pleased to continue the relationship as he transitions to the KLR team. “Over the past couple years driving Joe Gaerte’s 3G car, Lucas Oil has been a partner that we are very thankful to have,” said Macedo. “Lucas Oil is full of first-class people that provide a first-class product, so to have them make the transition over to KLR with me and Joe, is something we are pretty proud of.”

Macedo will contest the full World of Outlaws schedule piloting the #2 KLR car and in the process run for World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year honors while Larson will compete in select events behind the wheel of the Finley Farms #57. For more information, results and race schedules visit kylelarsonracing.com.

 

 

GAMBLING ODDS: CJB & Stewart Mix it Up in Las Vegas Shwodown Action packed Thunderbowl Raceway next up on the docket as March begins

CARLISLE, PA. - March 5, 2019 - Gambling is a win or lose proposition.......... much like the world of motorsports. Once a year, these two themes get tied together as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada.

CJB Motorsports driver Shane Stewart and the #5 machine took on the half-mile oval known as the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motorspeedway for two nights of action on Wednesday, February 27th and Thursday, February 28th.

On the opening night of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursey, Stewart and the CJB team timed in 9th, drove to 4th in the heat race and finished 21st in feature.

"I thought Vegas was ok for us," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands, Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "The first night, we felt like the car raced really well but we were searching for speed in qualifying."

The following night, Stewart timed in 11th, finished 4th in his heat race again and finished 10th in the feature.

"Second night, we had a strong car but the track took rubber and it became a single file race," Stewart said. "We were fortunate to finish the race considering how our tire looked when the race was finished."

The tour moves on to California now as the, 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' will spend the weekend of March 8th and 9th at Thunderbowl Raceway near Tulare, Calif. Stewart is aiming for his first Outlaw win at the track.

"I love Tulare," Stewart said. "We have had a lot of good runs there in the past. The track always produces pretty good races, especially when it gets close to the fence. Qualifying there is always really intense."

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

2019 STATS: Events: 7 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 2 Top-10's: 4 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 1

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Big Game Treestands, Muddy, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Champions Honored and Legends Enshrined at Annual Awards Banquet

Sarver, PA (March 3, 2019)....... Four champions were crowned for their tremendous seasons and four very deserving drivers were enshrined in the Lernerville Speedway Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the annual awards banquet. It was a night for honoring achievements and saluting great careers. A staggering amount of skill could be found at the head table as the four champions on hand have now won a combined 13 titles between them and managed to take 25 feature victories total as a group of champions.
Meanwhile, the 2018 Hall of Fame class accumulated a combined 17 track championships in their Lernerville careers and over 110 feature wins.
Legends Enshrined in 2018 Class
“Super” Joe Kelley managed 52 of those wins in a career that started with an Enduro car years ago and wound up with seven track championships in the Pro Stock division where he still competes to this day. Kelley managed to win four track titles in a row from 1998 to 2001 in a class that has been one of the toughest to win over the years with deep fields of skilled drivers. Kelley was a tough competitor, and commanded respect from his peers while being a respectful driver at the same time and found success not only at Lernerville but at several area speedways over the years.
Following Kelley in the program was John Flinner who put together a staggering five consecutive Late Model titles from 2001 to 2005 while amassing 43 feature wins at The Action Track. Flinner took feature wins at virtually every track in the area in his career and provided polarizing moments and thrilling victories while taking chances that paid off more often than not displaying a good amount of gusto and skill throughout his career.
Kittaning, Pennsylvania wheel-man Kevin Schaeffer produced four Sprint Car track championships in his career at Lernerville, including three in a row from 2006 through 2008 while adding his fourth in 2012. He managed 16 feature wins in his Lernerville career and was a model of consistency as he seemingly finished in the top five every time he raced and was a threat to win at all times. Schaeffer collected wins around the area and track titles at Sharon and Challenger Speedways. He was also a weekly competitor at Port Royal Speedway for four seasons, finishing in the top 10 in points every year at the legendary central Pennsylvania speed plant.
Dave Thompson had built a legendary resume in area racing starting in the 1950’s and was one of the early stars of the sport to call The Action Track home. He was the first Late Model champion in track history in 1968, winning 10 out of 17 races for the year and would go on to add on to his legacy with more feature wins in the years that followed. Thompson also competed in “coupe’ style cars as well often beating cars of the 8 cylinder variety with two less cylinders under the hood. Thompson passed away in 2014.
Champions Honored
It was another banner season four our Fab4 Fueled By Turners Premium Iced Tea track champions as AJ Flick, Michael Norris, Rex King Jr. and Corey McPherson each added to their considerable hardware collections on Saturday night.
Norris turned in the most dominant season in recent history as he recorded nine main event wins while winning the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model points championship by 101 points over second running Ken Schaltenbrand. Norris collected his second consecutive track title and was the class of the weekly field as evidenced by his coming from the tail on more than once occasion to win features. He cemented his solid season in one of the most memorable moments in Lernerville Speedway history on June 22, when he bested a field full of national touring professionals on his home track by winning the Friday night portion of the three day World of Outlaw Late Models Firecracker 100.
Flick was the definition of consistency in the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint Cars in 2018, placing on the podium all but one time while garnering five feature victories in points racing action. It was Flick’s third career title as he completed back to back track championships for the first time. Flick was at his best when it mattered as well, matching or besting the performance of 2016 track champion and runner up Jack Sodeman Jr. on a majority of race nights. He added a sixth win to put an exclamation point on his season on August 31 as part of the Sprint Car Spectacular to boot and followed up his Lernerville success with a win at Port Royal Speedway in September, crossing the finish line ahead of Lance Dewease.
For King, it was another season to remember that ended up with five feature wins and a second career track championship in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds. King was able to take the lions share of the wins, and took home back to back victories on June 8 and June 15 while putting distance between himself and runner up Dave Murdick in the standings as the season went along. It was his first track title at Lernerville since 2014, a year that saw him complete the Western, PA “triple crown” for the Modifieds by winning both titles at Lernerville and Sharon Speedway while earning BRP Modified Tour championship honors.
The battle for supremacy in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks was as exciting as ever and maybe even then some in 2018. A season long battle between six time champion Corey McPherson, Tyler Dietz and young standout Noah Brunnell kept fans on the edge of their seats all season long. Many nights the battle for the win came down to the last lap or last set of turns sometimes, as evidenced by a near photo finish between Brunnell and Dietz that fans in attendance will remember for years to come. When the smoke cleared, McPherson emerged victorious on the strength of four feature wins for his sixth championship.

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Set for the Syracuse Motorsports Expo.

SYRACUSE, NY – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) are ready to meet and greet all this weekend at the 33rd Syracuse Motorsports Expo in the Center of Progress Building located at the New York State Fairgrounds. The event annually kicks off the racing season in upstate NY and ESS is proud to be a part of all 33 years that the Expo has been held!

Fans that stop by will see a block of six winged sprint machines, can purchase the new 2019 line of merchandise, pick up a 2019 schedule card to just to stop by and say hi!

Heading the list of cars will be a sharp, new look for 2018 Lucas Oil ESS champion Steve Poirier. It's the first time that the record tying, eight-time champ will have his car at the Expo. Also making up the car log will be the sprints of top runner Paul Kinney, last years Most Improved driver Kelly Hebing, 2017 Rookie of the Year Brett Wright, 2018 Rookie of the Year Josh Flint and rookie for 2019 in Tyler Cartier.

Many of the ESS drivers will also be at the booth and roaming the halls all weekend. Show hours will be Saturday from 10AM - 8PM and Sunday 11AM - 4PM.

The 36th Anniversary Tour for the very best of "America's Race Cars" will take to the dirt for the first time on Friday, April 19th at the Outlaw Speedway for a $3,000 to win, $300 to start event that starts the run for the 2019 Lucas Oil Championship. One week later the ESS traveling road show will tackle the Fulton Speedway to kick off the annual High Bank Holdup Weekend.

Syracuse Motorsports Expo, Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, a combination that has a tradition of 33 consecutive years. Stop by the ESS booth this weekend!

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

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

Instagram: empiresupersprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Ground Control Lawn and Snow, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, AroundTown Plumbing & Heating, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Earns Top-Five Finish During World of Outlaws Race in Las Vegas

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi nearly pulled off a victory during his season debut with Roth Motorsports last Wednesday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

Scelzi kicked off the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery by qualifying second quickest in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series group of 19 drivers. He then won a heat race and placed third in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

Scelzi spent most of the race in a battle for the runner-up position and he was running in that spot in the closing laps when he took the lead on a restart with only four laps remaining. However, a caution came out erasing the pass and the red flag was waved for a fuel stop.

"I asked the guys how my tires were and they said they were shot," he said. "Since it was just a fuel stop we couldn't add any air so I was trying to hang on after that. I got a bad restart and at that point you're a sitting duck. That's how it falls sometimes."

Scelzi hung on for a fifth-place finish, which was his fifth career top five with the series.

"Not knowing what to expect with different cars and different motors, starting out that strong and having a shot at winning, it couldn't have started off much better," he said. "We all got along well and the team did a really good job."

The event concluded on Thursday with Scelzi going out last in qualifying of the nearly 40 competitors. He timed in 14th quickest in his group. A charge from seventh to fifth place in a heat race locked him into the 20th starting position in the main event.

"I got up to 12th right before the rubber came in, but I was in a bad lane on a restart and made a couple of mistakes that cost us a few positions," he said. "We fell to 16th, but made it back up to 12 th in the rubber."

Scelzi's eight cars passed ranked as the third most as he earned a 12 th-place outing.

"With getting a little more experience running my brother's Schnee and running a Maxim you get to thinking a race car is all just tubing," he said. "You just have to figure out what they like. Bernie (Stuebgen) is the best crew chief. Confidence is a big thing for me. Right now I think we could build a wheel barrow and be fast with it.

"I want to thank Bernie and the crew for their hard work as well as Dennis and Teresa Roth for the opportunity."

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports are scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws.

"Hopefully the weather holds out," he said. "That's a place I have the most laps at out of anywhere in California. Having a good Trophy Cup (last fall) and a decent showing with the Outlaws last year, I have a lot of confidence there."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: 5 (3).

Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 12 (20).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a championship winning sprint car team formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for their support," Scelzi said. "It's much appreciated and great to be associated with them."

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

 

 

Daniel Racing Close to Home During World of Outlaws Event at Thunderbowl

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2019) - Mason Daniel has a unique opportunity to race close to home this weekend with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Daniel, a California native whose race team is located in Missouri, will compete on Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - the closest track to his family home.

"I have a lot of family and local fans coming out," he said. "That's something I've never really had in the Midwest. I have a fan base in the Midwest, but it's a little different with it being your family.

"I've never raced in Tulare. I've watched a lot of videos on how to get around there fast. It's a matter of getting up to speed fast on that track. It's a lot like U.S. 36 Raceway in Missouri with not as much banking. We raced twice there last year and I finished second the most recent time. It was a bang-the-walls-down type of track and we had success there."

Daniel is coming off a learning week in Las Vegas during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. Qualifying mired Daniel in the back of a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown both last Wednesday and Thursday at the half-mile oval.

"It's difficult being out here as a rookie," he said. "Vegas was only my fourth event ever with the Outlaws. I learned a lot and I'm excited to get back there next year because I feel like the second night we were better. We timed in better and the car felt better. A lack of experience on the starts is my biggest issue right now. That's what I need to work on going forward. Once we get up to speed our lap times show we're good. The car is good. We just have to stop hurting ourselves on the starts."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 9 (8); B Main: 14 (10).

Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 15 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, Dillon Risk Management, BTC Bank, Valley Pacific, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Excited for Upcoming California Challenge With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2019) - Brian Brown is looking forward to spending the next few weeks in California as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is visiting 'The Golden State.'

"It's one big measuring stick every time you go out," he said. "You have to prove yourself all over again whether you're at Knoxville, Tulare or Port Royal. We didn't have the best week in Las Vegas, but when you get to Tulare they don't care what you did in Las Vegas. You have to go out and get qualified and that's the first part of a four-part deal. Then you have to run good in your heat, get in the dash and run good in the A Main. You have to take it one night at a time and focus on the task at hand."

Brown will compete this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, where he captured a career-best run of seventh in 2016.

"We're looking forward to it," he said. "It's five degrees and snowy in Missouri. Any time you can get out and race it's good. It's an exciting track for the fans and the drivers."

Brown is coming off a World of Outlaws doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, which hosted the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery last Wednesday and Thursday.

"We had around 150 FVP customers and employees there on Thursday so I got to spend some time with them," he said. "There were a lot of long-time customers so it was good to get to see them again."

Brown started on a strong note by qualifying fifth quickest in his group last Wednesday. He maneuvered from third to second place in a heat race to advance into the dash. A fifth-place run lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"I felt like we had good car speed," he said. "We took off in the feature and something didn't feel right. As every yellow came out I kept getting tighter and tighter. We had a right rear tire go all the way flat. Those things happen. That's just part of it. You can't control flat tires so you have to concentrate on things you can control."

The event wrapped up on Thursday. Brown timed in 13th quickest in his group. He finished sixth in a heat race to miss a lock-in position to the A Main by only one spot before running eighth in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We hot lapped pretty well," he said. "The qualifying piece is on me. Normally in that situation you'd get one good lap in and go for the home run lap on your second lap. I chose to run the bottom in turns three and four both laps and didn't do a good job of how I should run the track. Going 13th quick is not up to our standards. Usually in those situations you can try to dig yourselves out of the hole. The way the track was with the conditions, it was laying rubber in the heats and the B Main it was pretty lane dependent, we just couldn't dig ourselves out of the hole. You'll have nights like that."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: DNF (5).

Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 8 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV's, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit http://www.FVPparts.com! FVP … Verified. Proven.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in a Kansas City garage in 1967, WELD was the result of a relentless pursuit of speed, durability and safety. Highly successful sprint car driver Greg Weld was unable to find the right combination of strength and performance in wheels that were being made so he decided to make his own.

Fifty years later, a lot has changed, but the values of WELD remain. Its production facility is less than a mile from Pappy Weld's Speed Shop where Greg's race cars were built and his passion for performance continues to fuel the company today. Innovation lives on in its industry leading products and relentless pursuit of speed and strength. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com.

"I think we have 160-plus wins and every single win I've had is with Weld Wheels," Brown said. "They are not only the lightest wheel, but the most durable. We switched to the black wheel this year and everybody seems to like the switch. Weld Wheels has been a long-term supporter and we appreciate them."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Fischer Body Shop, J.D. Welding & Machine, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, MSD Ignition, Housby, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Kaeding and Sides Produce Strong Finishes in Las Vegas for Sides Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2019) - Both Tim Kaeding and Jason Sides posted top-10 results for Sides Motorsports last week during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery.

Kaeding picked up a runner-up result on Wednesday during the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas before Sides netted a ninth-place run on Thursday.

"To make both shows and have one car run second and ours run in the top 10, it went well," Sides said. "In theory I'd like to see us both in the top five, but all in all it was a good weekend for us."

Kaeding qualified 11th quickest in his group before he powered from sixth to third place in a heat race on Wednesday. He capped the night by charging from 10th to second place in the main event.

"He was damn good," Sides said. "We had enough fuel to make the last four laps so I'd have liked to see it run the last few laps without a fuel stop. He had so much momentum going into the corners he could catch them going in. That'd get him off the corner as well. He seemed like he had so much more speed than the others."

Kaeding was just as strong on Thursday, timing in third quickest in his group before a third-place run in a heat lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the A Main. He quickly rallied toward the top five, but he narrowly clipped an infield tire to end the night early.

Meanwhile Sides improved throughout both nights of action on the half-mile oval. He qualified 13th quickest in his group on Wednesday. Advancing from seventh to fifth place in a heat race locked him into the A Main. However, he pulled off the track midway through the race while struggling with the setup.

Sides' best outing came the ensuing night when he timed in fifth quickest in his group and won a heat race from third. That earned a spot into the dash and a runner-up result lined him up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"I had a couple of decent starts, but on one or two restarts I was in the wrong lane and it slipped and let three or four cars go by," he said. "The last six or eight laps we were trying to survive. The tires were pretty bad and we needed to go out with a good finish so we were pretty conservative."

Sides salvaged a ninth-place result.

Both he and Kaeding will be in Sides Motorsports' entries this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws. Kaeding is tied for the most Outlaws wins at the track with four career visits to Victory Lane.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

Feb. 27 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 24 (17).

Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 9 (2).

Tim Kaeding:

Feb. 27 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (10).

Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 22 (9).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

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

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

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Rallies During World of Outlaws Finale in Las Vegas

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2019) - Kraig Kinser rebounded from a pair of incidents during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery to record a 15th-place finish in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series finale.

"Qualifying put us back a little bit," he said. "We had to start deeper than we'd like. On Wednesday we struggled in the heat race, but on Thursday we got through."

Kinser qualified mid-pack both nights at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. He finished where he started - seventh - in a heat on Wednesday before rallying from eighth to fifth place in the Last Chance Showdown. That was only one position shy of transferring into the A Main so he took a provisional to start the main event. Unfortunately, Kinser was involved in an early crash that resulted in a DNF.

"I hit a tire getting into a turn and it knocked the front end out," he said. "It turned me sideways and I hit a rut and got upside down. It was a mistake on my part."

Thursday ended on a better note for Kinser, who charged from eighth to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the main event. He quickly rallied into the top 10 before he was caught up in an incident on a restart.

"We were looking pretty strong and were solidly in the top 10," he said. "On a restart the track tightened up on us. We got up into a rut and it bounced us around."

Kinser came to a stop during the incident and he was forced to restart at the back of the field. However, he rallied to finish 15th.

"When you're trying to find positive stuff it helps, but it was a tough two races for us," he said. "We're looking forward to creating some momentum in California this week."

Kinser is slated to compete on Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws.

"It's a tricky track," he said. "Some nights you're running against the wall and other nights it's smooth and slick. It's a tough little track."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (8); Feature: 25 (25).

Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 15 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Border Tire

Border Tire, which has 10 locations throughout Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas, offers tires for passenger cars as well as agricultural and industrial use. For more information, visit http://www.Border-Tire.com.

"Border Tire has options for all types of vehicles," Kinser said. "We're grateful for their support of our race team and we look forward to a successful year together."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, The Race Shack, Engler Machine & Tool, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks, Wings Unlimited, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Sprints On Dirt

FORT WAYNE, IN (March 4, 2019) – Sprints On Dirt is pleased to announce a new series title sponsor starting in the 2019 season. Long-time SOD marketing partner, Lane Automotive of Watervliet, MI, has stepped up to become the series’ title sponsor. Joining Lane as presenting sponsors will be King Engine Bearings, MSD, and Motul.

Dave Muzzillo, Sprints On Dirt President, and John Naida, Sprints On Dirt Director of Operations, issued this joint statement: “Sprints On Dirt is honored to have Lane Automotive as our title sponsor. The Lane family has made immense contributions to all types of motor sports and is recognized for the same integrity and honesty as SOD. We are also excited to have King Engine Bearings, MSD, and Motul join us as presentation sponsors.”

John Berglund, Lane Automotive Advertising Manager, commented, “It’s exciting to increase our level of participation with Sprints On Dirt in 2019. I was able to attend many of their events in the past and saw a well-run professional operation with a great group of racers, teams, and fans. The SOD name has a positive reputation and we look for bigger things under the new ownership and continued leadership of the Naidas.”

Lane Automotive was founded in 1964 as a part-time venture in George Lane’s garage. Now known the world over as a premier supplier of performance parts and accessories for racers, hot rodders, truck and off-road enthusiasts, Lane Automotive’s divisions include Motor State Distributing, Allstar Performance, and the Lane Automotive Showroom. The company serves customers around the world from a 416,000 square foot distribution center/office complex located in Watervliet, Michigan.

MSD, founded forty-eight years ago, is a leading name in ignition system products, EFI products and high-performance parts. MSD designs, develops, tests and assembles its entire line of ignition boxes, crank triggers, distributors, EFI systems, transmission controllers, spark plugs, coils, spark plug wires, and other performance parts from its 150,000+ square feet headquarters in El Paso, Texas, where it employs over 400 people.

King Engine Bearings was founded in 1960 with one simple objective: to supply the highest quality bearings available in the marketplace. By specializing in engine bearings, King has built an extensive product offering that includes a wide range of engine bearings for automobiles, light duty and heavy duty trucks, marine, aviation, standby power and many other types of internal combustion engines. Every King bearing utilizes the highest quality materials and the most advanced designs to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Motul started its very first enterprise in 1853. Motul displays a dedication to the best, from its suppliers, through its innovation to its clients. Pioneers in synthetic lubricants, Motul has developed the 300V Motorsport range based on the unique ESTER Core® technology that gives you unrivaled power increase, outstanding lubrication and optimal protection. Motorsport has been Motul’s prime creative and innovative laboratory since its first steps into racing in the 1950s.

For more information, check out these websites:

Lane Automotive – www.laneautomotive.com

King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com

MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com

Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US

Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com

 

 

Gio Scelzi Pockets World of Outlaws Top-Five with Roth Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his World of Outlaws debut in Las Vegas, NV one year ago, Gio Scelzi made a return trip to the Sin City facility last week and showed just how much a difference a year makes as he began his second stint with Roth Motorsports by scoring a fifth place finish on Wednesday night.

“It was great to get back to racing, and get back to Las Vegas and run well after a tough go last year,” Gio Scelzi said. “Dennis and Teresa Roth gave me a great opportunity to continue work with Bernie Stuebgen and I felt like we picked up right where we left off.”

Timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. backed No. 83JR in second quickest in his time trial group on Wednesday night, the Fresno, CA wheelman would dominate his heat race and punch his ticket into the all-important Dash.

Battling Aaron Reutzel and Tim Shaffer in the Dash, Scelzi would finish third and start the feature event from the inside of the second row.

On a slick surface that produced some exceptional racing, Scelzi would take over the second spot on the 10th lap and chase after race leader, Tim Shaffer amidst a myriad of cautions that would eventually take it toll on race fuel mileage.

Following the race’s seventh caution on the 26th lap, the ensuing restart would see Scelzi get the better of Shaffer to take the race lead but a slowing car would bring out the yellow, which would then turn red for fuel, and negate the youngsters pass.

The restart following the fuel stop would see Scelzi try to make another big move to grab the lead but he would trip on the cushion and lose a couple of positions as he slipped back to finish fifth.

Looking to better his result on Thursday night, Scelzi would get off to a bit of a slow start as he timed in 14th fastest during time trials. From the fourth row of his heat, Scelzi would handle business as he worked his way up to the fifth and final transfer position and moved directly into the ‘A’ main.

Though taking the green flag from the 20th starting position, Scelzi went out confident as he would attack the slick half-mile. Working his way forward, Scelzi adapted to the conditions well as he would climb eighth spots to finish 12th despite the track taking rubber.

“Being in contention to win was really good, and that give me a ton of confidence as we head into California for the next few weeks,” Scelzi added. “Again, thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving me another shot in their car, and thanks to Todd Ventura, Bernie Stuebgen, and everyone associated with this team for their hard work.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Giovanni Scelzi return to racing action Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/.

You can keep up with Gio Sclezi by following him on Twitter @GioScelzi.

 

 

Ian Madsen Pleased with Las Vegas Showing for KCP Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Finishing a season best fourth on Thursday night after an impressive run on Wednesday night was cut short due to a fuel issue, Ian Madsen was pleased with how the week went for his KCP Racing team.

“Our Florida trip was pretty tough, and I was bummed the final night rained out because I think we made some good changes to our car, but we never got to try” Ian Madsen said. “Things seemed to have been for the better because we had a lot of speed in Las Vegas, NV.”

Timing the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine in 12th fastest in his time trial group, Madsen would run fifth in his heat race and earn the final transfer into the 30-lap feature event.

From the 19th starting position, Madsen had a very strong KCP Racing entry underneath him. On a very racy Las Vegas Dirt Track surface, Madsen would quick work his way forward into the Top-10.

Getting up to sixth at one point during the feature event as he would take advantage of restarts, Madsen’s good run would come to an end on the 25th lap as he was one of the early drivers to run out of fuel.

Disappointed in the result, but happy with the speed they had, Thursday saw Madsen time the Bobcat/Kline Electric/Ted’s Body Shop machine in second quickest in his qualifying group before racing to a heat race win.

Earning a berth into the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash, Madsen would tally a third place finish and roll off the starting grid from the third starting position.

On a slick surface that would eventually take rubber, Madsen would keep himself in contention during the duration of the 30-lapper. Able to keep his machine in the rubber once it started laying down on the track, Madsen would close a strong week out with a fourth place finish.

“After a couple of rainouts, it felt great to get back to the track, and put a tough start to the year behind us,” Madsen added. “Very pleased with the speed we had, and am very much looking forward to a busy month in California.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, P1 Race Wear, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 1, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing are set to attack Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Daryn Pittman Stays Hot and Opens West Coast Swing with Second Place Run In ‘Vegas

PETERSEN MEDIA- Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports continued their strong start to the 2019 season last week in Las Vegas, NV as Pittman finished seventh on Wednesday night, before finishing second in absolute thriller on Thursday night.

“Thursday night is going to sting for a little bit,” Daryn Pittman said. “I will play that one back in my head for a while, but we just got beat by Donny Schatz and ended up finishing second.”

Opening the two-night stay in Sin City on Wednesday night, Pittman would time the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, & Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation entry in seventh fastest in his qualifying group before winning his heat and moving into the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash.

Advancing from seventh to finish sixth in the Dash, Pittman would roll off the starting grid from the third row as he looked for more World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series lore.

In a very action packed feature event, Pittman would battle in the lead pack from much of the night as he chased after the likes of Tim Shaffer, Gio Scelzi, and Donny Schatz for much of the 30-lap affair.

A very racy surface saw two and three-wide action all over the place with Pittman eventually taking the checkered flag with a seventh place finish.

Back in action on Thursday night still in search of his first career win in Sin City, Pittman would flex his muscle early on this night as he would time in fastest in his qualifying group.

Winning his heat race, the Owasso, OK driver would again find his Roth Motorsports entry in the Dash where his fourth place finish put him in the second row for start the final 30-lap feature event of the week.

Getting off to a great start, Pittman would quickly jump into the second position as he chased after Donny Schatz. Stalking Schatz, the former series champion would find some rubber down on the surface before the leader as he shot passed and took command of the race on the 14th lap.

Looking extremely strong out front, Pittman would soon open up a sizeable lead as he worked through lapped traffic beautifully.

Despite a few cautions, and a fuel stop, Pittman continued to lead the way as he looked to be well in control out front.

A finale restart with five-to-go seemingly would give DP the clear track he desired for the final sprint to the finish, but to his surprise he would catch the rear of the field on the last lap.

Continuing to his marks, Pittman would go low in three and four as he cut through traffic, but second running Schatz would go high and beat Pittman to the flag in a drag race and Pitman would settle for second by a .071 margin.

“Everyone’s pace was off at the end of the race with tire-wear being an issue, and in retrospect I should have slowed my pace with five to go as well,” Pittman added. “I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for providing me with a great opportunity and these Roth Motorsports guys for working so hard, and giving me a great car every night.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, Wicked Cushion, and Team Simpson for their support in 2019.

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

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports now move into CA for the month of March with their first weekend of events slated for Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports or by liking https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/?ref=br_rs.

Keep up with Daryn Pittman by following him on Twitter @DarynPittman or by visiting his website, www.darynpittman.com.

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Placerville Speedway set to hold a Test and Tune on Saturday March 16th

By Gary Thomas Placerville, CA – March 4, 2019...The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway will hear the sound of racing engines for the first time in 2019 by holding a Test and Tune on Saturday March 16th, with the pit area open from 4pm to 9pm.

Pit passes cost $25 per person (kids 11 and under will be $5) and there will be membership forms available for owners, drivers and crew to register for the season. Please note the grandstands are closed to the public during the Test and Tune.

The Placerville Speedway racing season then opens with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts on Saturday March 23rd. Also competing at the much-anticipated show will be a $2,000 win non-sanctioned Midget program sponsored by Elk Grove Ford. Online tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2LGeTFb

Just one week later the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its third season of action with the Spring Fever Frenzy on March 30th. The BCRA Midget Lites will act as the companion class during the evening. Online tickets for that event are available at https://www.universe.com/events/2019-sprint-car-challenge-tour-points-race-1-spring-fever-frenzy-tickets-placerville-S5GLJK

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 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Tour | Law Enforcement Night

 

 

Donny Schatz uses last lap pass to earn $10,000 jackpot in Las Vegas

Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 & 28 Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Wednesday: 3rd (11th) Thursday: 1st (1st)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd - 578 points (four points behind current leader, Daryn Pittman)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 4, 2019) - It only took four starts for Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz to drive his way to World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory lane, earning his place on top of the feature podium during a visit to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday, February 28.

Including his victory on Thursday, Schatz’s two-day visit to Sin City resulted in back-to-back podium finishes for the ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, initiating the week with an impressive climb from 11th to finish third on Wednesday, February 27.

“It was a solid week for this team. I think we were good enough to win on Wednesday, but to battle back and get a win on Thursday feels just as nice,” Donny Schatz explained, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car. “It feels good to get that first win of the season. All we can do now is keep working and find ways to keep winning. Lucky for me, I work with a team that makes that possible week in and week out.”

Donny Schatz’s podium run on Wednesday was the result of perseverance and determination. Forced to start 11th after failing to qualify for the evening’s dash, the result of a third place finish during heat race competition, Schatz charged forward in a hurry, actually advancing his way into the top-five by lap 15 of the 30-lap program. Although a clear candidate for top honors, Schatz was forced to settle for third, battling his way into the final podium spot with just one circuit remaining.

Although Schatz started from the pole position on Thursday night, the product of a dash victory and a runner-up finish during heat race competition, it was not an easy 30 laps for the defending World of Outlaws champion, eventually losing the top spot to Daryn Pittman on lap 14 after leading from the drop of the initial green.

Soon forced to do battle on an abrasive, rubbered-up racing surface, Schatz never surrendered and eventually reeled Pittman back in. Allowing lapped traffic to do most of the work, Schatz made his winning pass on the final circuit; a slingshot move on the highside of turns three and four while Pittman was caught behind slower cars. The highside move worked and proved to be worth $10,000.

“I didn’t think we’d get [Pittman],” Schatz continued. “But we hit traffic on the last corner. He went [low], and I was going the other place. It was either win it or wear it, and luckily, we won it.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a pair of starts at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9. Schatz will enter the weekend second in the World of Outlaws championship standings, a mere-four points behind Daryn Pittman.

Schatz finished third during his 2018 Thunderbowl Raceway appearance, improving two positions after starting fifth.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com. Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

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

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru March 4, 2019) World of Outlaws Races: 4 World of Outlaws Wins: 1 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 4 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 4

 

 

Rico Abreu highlights Las Vegas trip with top-five

Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 & 28 Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada) Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Wednesday: 4th (8th) Thursday: DNQ [10th B-Main]

ST. HELENA, Calif. (March 4, 2019) - For the first time in 2019, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu entered competition against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, joining the Greatest Show On Dirt for a pair of starts at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 & 28.

Although his visit ended on a frustrating note, Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, highlighted his week in Sin City with a top-five performance on Wednesday, February 27. The former World of Outlaws winner finished fourth to earn his notch in the top-five column, climbing ahead from the outside of row four.

“It wasn’t a bad week for us. Obviously, we were disappointed with how things ended on Thursday. We just had a hard time moving forward. Regardless, we’ll take the good with the bad and keep working hard,” Rico Abreu explained. “Fortunately, we have a lot of World of Outlaws starts on the calendar during the next few weeks. The intent is to build some momentum and hopefully get that first win of the year very soon.”

Utilizing a restart with just nine laps recorded, Abreu was as high as second on Wednesday night before a bobble in turns one and two forced the five-time winner in 2018 to surrender several positions. Eventually solidifying his place back inside the top-five, Abreu secured his fourth place finish with just two laps remaining, stealing the spot from fellow Californian native, Gio Scelzi.

Unfortunately, Rico Abreu’s top-five momentum did not make the shift into the Thursday night program. After missing a transfer spot in the heat race, Abreu was unable to make up any ground during the consolation B-main, ultimately settling for a tenth place finish after starting in the exact same position.

Up next on the schedule, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue to follow the World of Outlaws campaign trail and visit the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9. Abreu is certainly no stranger to competition at Thunderbowl Raceway when the Greatest Show On Dirt is in town, highlighting his 2018 efforts with a tenth place finish on Friday, March 9.

If all goes according to plan, Abreu will not only join the World of Outlaws during the two-day Thunderbowl venture, but the native of Napa Valley will also enter the King of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series portion of the weekend program on Saturday.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru March 4, 2019) Total Races: 4 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 3 Total Top-10s: 3 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

LONG TIME OPEN WHEEL FAVORITE LOU CICCONI, JR. LOOKS TO GET BACK IN THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE IN SYRACUSE INDOOR RACES MARCH 8-9

SYRACUSE, NY March 4, 2019 . . . When the Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ Midget drivers take their first green flag over the March 8-9 weekend inside the new Exposition Center on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, Lou Cicconi, Jr., will rank among the favorites.

Cicconi, of Aston, PA, brings into the Syracuse event sponsored by RPM Raceway a singular distinction among all 58 entrants. The 50 year old Cicconi won the 58th and last race held at N.Y.’s Niagara Falls Convention Center, on March 9, 2002 before the building was transformed into a casino.

Shortly thereafter Len Sammons brought back indoor racing to Atlantic City, N.J. after a 24 year absence. This led to the formation of the Indoor Auto Racing Series which has promoted events headlined by the TQ Midgets the past 17 years. The Syracuse venue this weekend becomes the eighth different location hosting an event. Last year an event at Albany Times Union Center made New York the fifth different state to host a Len Sammons promoted event.

This Friday and Saturday night the cars and stars of the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP will be taking part in the fourth and final fifth round of the 2019 season. On the line will be time trials, qualifying events and a 40 lap feature event both nights with the overall season champion crowned following Saturday’s event.

Cicconi, a four-time winner at both Niagara Falls and Atlantic City over the years, is making a comeback this winter after conquering some personal health issues.

“It got to the point where I was short of breath and couldn’t breathe,” Cicconi related. “The doctor told me I was overweight and out of shape.”

As a result, Cicconi kept a low profile for the past three seasons, running a very limited schedule while fielding cars for other drivers. But for this year’s Indoor Auto Racing Series schedule Cicconi returned in a big way. He not only returned to the cock-pit full-time but also fielded other neon yellow and red No. 75 TQs for the Allentown and Atlantic City races.

“I know I will never get back to where I was,” said Cicconi, a two-time winner of Atlantic City’s Gambler’s Classics (2006, 2010). “But I want to be able to give it my best effort. You lose something by not racing regularly but I am getting my confidence back.”

Cicconi is well known in Central New York racing circles for his Supermodified and ISMA achievements. He won one Oswego Speedway Supermodified feature, in 2013, and has 20 ISMA wins as well as a championship (2013) and two runner-up title chase placings (2001, 2012).

Cicconi will field a second car for Syracuse, being driven by young Damon Paul of Stony Point. NY.

“Damon’s a nice young kid. I like him and his father (Tim) too. I want to give him a shot. But two cars is all I want to go to Syracuse with. I need to focus on my own deal.”

Though Cicconi is not in the hunt for it, the biggest prize in Syracuse will be the crowning of the 2019 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels. North Carolina resident Ryan Flores leads the standings, with 290 after the first three races. But Flores, who works full time for Roger Penske’s Ryan Blaney NASCAR Monster Energy Cup team, will not be in the Syracuse field because of his work commitment.

Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, NY, 260, and Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, LI, NY, 239, Andy Jankowiak, Tonawanda, NY, 220, and Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, PA, 213, who are second through fifth thus become the pre-race title favorites.

A maximum of 210 points are available, 100 for a feature win and five points for quick time each night, meaning that 210 markers can be picked up by any TQ competitor over the Syracuse race weekend. Non-qualifiers earn 10 points for each night, a minimum of 20 points for the weekend. Thus the most points any driver can gain is 190.

The points chase with the TQs is so close that any one of the top 26 drivers in the standings could, in theory, win the championship.

Round 3 and Round 4 for the companion Slingshots and Champ Karts is also on the Syracuse card. Each of the two nights of racing will consist of complete programs as well for these two divisions.

Dr. Williams Lowe, a long-time supporter of TQ Midget racing, has posted $200 to the fast qualifier both nights. N.Y.’s Oswego Speedway, the home of SuperModified racing, has signed on to sponsor the TQ Midget heat races. The winner of each of the six Oswego Speedway heat races on both Friday and Saturday night will receive not only a spot in the A-Main but a $50 bonus.

Doors open at 6 PM on Friday night with racing beginning at 7:30. Doors open at 5:30 PM on Saturday with racing at 7 PM. Fans will be able to visit the pit area to see the cars and meet the drivers each night until 30 minutes before the racing begins.

The building has a different seating configuration than other venues the series stops at in that grandstand patrons enter at track level, then walk up to seating areas.

A link to purchase tickets in advance is available at www.indoorautoracing.com, at this location, spectators may select choice seats from three sections located on both the front and the backstretch. Tickets can also be purchased by calling E-Tix directly at 1-800-514-3849. Tickets will also be available each day of the event starting at 2 PM at the Expo Box Office, but prices increase by $5 each on the days of the event. Pit passes, which do not guarantee a seat, are on sale on the backside of the building on Friday from 9 am to 2 PM and Saturday 11:30 to 2 PM. After 2 PM, pit passes will be available at the box office at the front of the building. Parking is free.

Race fans can enjoy a double header weekend at the Fairgrounds with the 33rd annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show being held at the Center of Progress Building. This show opens on Saturday at 10 am giving everyone plenty of time to enjoy that show then walk over to the nearby Exposition Center for the races that night. The Trade show reopens on Sunday from 11 to 4 pm.

 

 

RACE CAR SHOW CONTINUES AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

NAZARETH MODIFIED LEGEND "RAPID" RICHIE SMITH HONORED AS 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUB DIRT TRACH HEROES SHOW KICKS-OFF

The Quaker Steak and Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show opened yesterday to much fanfare and enthusiasm as racing fans flocked to the Phillipsburg Mall on Sunday to listen to great racing stories and meet a group of legendary racing stars who came out to chat about their racing exploits and to honor legendary Nazareth Speedway racing legend “Rapid” Richie Smith. Smith, a 17-time winner at Nazareth, continues to be a major player in racing today with his Stage One Modified race car that compete at the Hamlin Speedway and other small car facilities in the Tri State area.

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube eating establishment headlining the sponsorship of the show, annually selling more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

The excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickened with each driver being announced by the new show coordinator Justin Beltrame along with Ed and Steve Pados. The diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans no matter what series or division of racing they prefer. The show will offer a special tribute on Saturday to the legendary Modified star, “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider with a special show the Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents on March 9th at 1 PM with many open wheel racing legends being present for the show. Premio Foods is the headline sponsor for the final show.

The 12th annual edition of the show will continue through March 19th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Upstate Auto, Smitty's Collision Center, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Jeff's Automotive, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Murante Auto Repair, Dean Autosports, JPA Masonry, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Speed Tec, ARM Automotive, APS Powdercoating, R&H Auto Sales, Carl's Auto Sales and Joe’s Garage. Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

After many long hours of planning and scheduling, the show kicked off with Ed and Steve Pados welcoming the crowd to the show. After a short chat, they introduced the new shoe emcee and coordinator Justin Beltrame and he took over, introducing the drivers who were able to attend the show, as an impending storm kept cars and drivers away. Jeff's Automotive and Upstate Auto were the first day event sponsors and Bertrame graciously thanked all of the sponsors, drivers and fans for their loyalty and support of the show and for their dedication and love for racing. Beltrame followed by introducing IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the crowd. Collins thanked the local racing community for their support and talked about how the show came together twelve years ago with the show staff who remain still on board with the show and both individuals thanks the Pados Brothers for their dedication to the show. Ed Pados gave an emotional prayer to the many drivers or racing people who have passed on in the last year and the show proceeded with the driver interview session. Representative Susan was on hand as the Dirt Track Heroes event has lent their support to the St John Angels Relay for Life Team through the American Cancer Society.

A great panel of driving legends were on hand, with former Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth National Speedway and Dorney Park drivers on board for the show and all had fun trading stories back and forth with the honoree Richie Smith. Drivers and personalities taking part included, Gerry and Vicki Robison, Bill Tanzosh, Tighe Scott, George Wambold, Deb Smith, Bob Snyder and Jack Kromer. The show was quick moving with plenty of great stories and plenty of laughs from the drivers on hand to honor Richie Smith and racing personalities were among those in the audience including two new members of his racing series Mark Evans and Anthony Chrobak.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony through Greg Collins, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos, Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame and Wayne Sayer have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, Midgets, 360 and 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars and drag racing cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Mahoning, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport and Accord, are among the many speedways involved with the 2019 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

Monday night, March 4th, will feature a salute to the men behind the lens as photographers, announcers and writers from racing gather in a round table discussion to chat about their favorite racing stories, with the evening sponsored by A.R.M Automotive in Bangor and Joe’s Garage located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake 60-page event souvenir program book has many great articles and pictures regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2019 racing season.

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

CRSA Ready For Syracuse Motorsports Expo

For Immediate Release March 3rd, 2019 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The doors to the 33rd Annual Motorsports Expo will open this coming Saturday morning at 10:00 AM. When they do, the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series will be on hand. The event is held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

A total of eight CRSA drivers will be on hand at the two-day show. In the CRSA booth fans can meet and see defending series champion Jeff Trombley, reigning CRSA Rookie of the Year Justin Mills, rising stars Tyler Cartier and Brandyn Griffin and 2018 Newcomer of the Year Jesse Pruchnik.

Defending CRSA/Land of Legends Challenge Series Champion and Land of Legends Raceway Track Champion Darryl Ruggles will have his familiar number 48JR in the show. Ruggles, and his daughter Alysha Baye will have their own family display at the show.

Mike Emhoff Motorsports will also have a booth at the show. Emhoff, the owner of the CRSA Sprint Car Series and the Patriot Sprint Tour, will have 2018 top ten in points finisher Johnny Kolosek’s machine on display.

Be sure to stop by the CRSA Sprint Car Series booth at the Motorsports Expo to get your 2019 schedules and visit with the staff and drivers of the CRSA. If you are a driver, be sure to fill out our announcers information form. The CRSA on-track action kicks off on Saturday May 18th at the Land of Legends Raceway.

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

 

 

RACING FANS WORLDWIDE:

Westminster, MD March 3, 2019
Today , we bring more news concerning our plans which will be rewarding to all fans. RFW is not geared to any one group of racing fan, but to all fans of all types of racing. Our goals are quite extensive to reach out to provide various usable discounts, rewards, prizes, fan involvement, and create convenience, for every fan of motorsports. No, matter where you live, we hope to bring to you an organization that will enable you to enjoy racing. Rewarding you in the process of being a member, just by your attendance at a race near you.
Various plans are in effect to bring major businesses to you for your daily use, weekly, or even on that special racing weekend. A list of discounts, other amenities, for being a member will be listed in the near future, with new listings added on a regular basis.
As a fan I created this to give back to you that spend countless hours like I did at the races wondering & wishing that there should be more for us not just the participants . Certainly the drivers, owners are the main players in the sport we so love .But what about you our loyal fans who brave weather elements, sometimes long nights and days, waiting in long lines just to get in , or other adversity just to see great entertainment played outdoors .Yes, this has entered into my process in creating “ Racing Fans Worldwide .
Becoming a member for just $40.00 per year will lead to savings, fun, rewards, tours, business discounts for your convenience at reasonable prices and more. RFW will be an added convenience to the passionate fan who takes there racing seriously but for total enjoyment.
Additional information will be released in coming weeks on a new website which is under construction , press releases , social media ,and by e- mail if you so desire to be placed on our mailing lists.
Racing Fans Worldwide can be reached @ 443-974-7027 or at racingfansworldwide@outlook.com for more information, or information about our tour to Corn Belt Nationals July 4-5-6 at Knoxville Raceway featuring the non-wing cars of USAC –War sprints.

 

“HOW TO FIND TIME FOR SPONSORSHIP WORK” AND MORE IN THIS EDITION OF ERNIE SAXTON’S MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS

LANGHORNE, PA March 2, 2019 . . . Often times we hear racers tell us that the reason they are not successful at securing sponsorship is because they just don’t have the time needed to devote to it. In the latest edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News Kristin Swartzlander, considered an expert in sponsorship marketing, shares some ideas on “How to Find Time for Sponsorship Work”. We are sharing a few of the ideas but you will have to sign up for a subscription to see the rest of the article.

When working with clients, answering questions in our sponsorship success group, fielding emails or talking to racers at events, one of the biggest barriers teams feel in finding sponsorship is: "I don't have enough time."

It's a legit concern, but it's a claim that we make probably every day.

Think about the conversations you just had over the holiday season. When someone mentions what they're up to or their goals for the next year, we've all said we don't have time for things that we legitimately want to do. It might be finding sponsors for the upcoming season. It might be starting a side business or working out or cooking home-cooked meals or taking the kids to a trampoline park. (<- That's what you do with children, right? 'Trampolines' seems accurate.)

We've never been - or felt - busier. There's never enough time.

But here's the hard truth: if you don't have time to find sponsorship, you don't have time to have marketing partners because you don't have time to serve them.

Sad, but true.

And the Swartzlander article goes on.

Also in this edition of Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News is the finish of a two part article by Attorney M.K Spotts on “Social Media Management”.

Kym Oberauer offers some great sponsorship help with his article titled “How to Attract Sponsors Using Irresistible Opportunities”.

And there is some help with public relations efforts including an article from Mickie Kennedy’s eReleases that offers great tips on producing news releases that will be used plus a load of news on successful sponsorship deals that have recently been announced.

A one year subscription to the newsletter, now in its 35th year, is priced at $29.99 while a two year subscription is just $39.95. That is quite a savings. And if you sign up by April 1st we will include the issue which has the first part of the Spotts article at no charge.

Send check payable to ESC at 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047 or have your MasterCard or VISA ready and telephone 267.934.7286.

Publisher Ernie Saxton, with more than 45 years’ experience in sponsorship and public relations, offers his services in sponsorship marketing, public relations and consulting. Telephone 267.934.7286 or email Esaxton144@aol.com to have some questions answered or just find out how we can help you. Or check out our website at www.saxtonsponsormarket.com.

 

 

PHILLIPSBURG MALL TO HOST FREE TO ATTEND RACE CAR EVENT. . . . .

NORTHEAST DIRT TRACK STAR BOB SCHMIDT MAKING FIRST QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES APPEARANCE, WEEKLONG SHOW OPENS SUNDAY, MARCH 3

With the Dirt Track Heroes honoring a famed triple digit car number “555” in Richie Smith another three-digit car will be making his first appearance. Bob Schmidt and his familiar “333” will be on hand all week at the Dirt Track Heroes show. Schmidt whose career began at age 16, at the Beach Lake race track continues today at age 79 in the Vintage Modifieds. Schmidt raced many tracks such as Honesdale, Moc A Tek, Weedsport, Penn Can, Herb Harvey, Accord, Nazareth, Orange County and even in Canada throughout his racing career. He was the 1975 Sportsman champion at the now defunct Moc A Tek Speedway. During that 1975 season, Schmidt accomplished an amazing feat by winning three 100 lap features in one weekend. This started at Penn Can on Friday, then Moc A Tek Saturday, and capping of the trifecta at Herb Harvey’s on Sunday. In 1976, he switched to Orange County as this was his favorite track growing up as a kid. Schmidt dreamed of winning on the “Hard Clay” and that he did in a memorable season in 1977. He won two of the first three features of the season and was set to contend for the Sportsman title. The native of Greeley, PA wound up with a pair of feature wins, two runner ups and six other top 5 finishes but came up 68 points short of the title. The title was won by a young up and coming star by the name of Brett Hearn.

Today Bob is following the Northeast Vintage traveling series and still competing at a high level. He had to make a few modifications to the car by adding the roof flap to help exit the car easier, but on the track, he is still a force to recon with. In 2017, Bob had a scare at the Accord Speedway, as he got into the loose stuff and hit the wall which sent his car barrel rolling over three times before coming to a rest on its’ hood. He was fine without a scratch on him but more disappointed in himself. Last year during Nostalgia night at Orange County, Schmidt charged from the back to second place, and was closing in on the leader but ran out of laps. With victory lane still in his sites he is energized for the 2019 season in his Precision Engine powered “333”. These are just a few stories of Bob’s career, and he is excited to be a part of the 2019 Dirt Track Heroes Show to see some familiar faces from years past, and share even more stories with the crowd.

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

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish.

Sponsors in 2019 include IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Premio Foods, Smith Fabrications/SOM Modifieds, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, A.R.M Automotive, R& H Auto Sales, APS Powdercoating, Upstate Auto, JPA Masonry, Gardner’s Auto Service, Speed Tec, Murante Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Smitty’s Collision Center, Carl’s Auto Repair, Dean Auto Sport and Joe’s Garage.

Current and Vintage or restored race cars represent racing's past, present and the future of racing and the past represent what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. Either way, the spirit of the event itself takes the great fan base of the event back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. While some of the cars in attendance are original works, some of the race cars are replicars, re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. Those great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the drivers who will be making special appearances during the week long event.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Dorney Park, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Dale Snyder Videos and Bob Snyder Photography, MiBest Collectibles, Wayne Stayer and Mocatek are also in place for the show.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via e-mail at: TOTH98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. You may also contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or at: steveswp@ptd.net

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 3 - (Starting at 1:00) Upstate Auto and Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring “Rapid” Richie Smith with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Pre-Entries for NCRA Sprint $13,000 Season Opener Now Accepted!

Park City, Kansas – March 1, 2019 - Official with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas and 81 Speedway have announced a special incentive for all sprint car drivers competing in the ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway on April 4-6, 2019.

Any driver who sends in their $100 entry fee between March 1st -April 1st will receive one (1) free drivers pit pass ($35 value). This will allow drivers to already have their entry fee taken care of, a free pit pass as well as allow officials to obtain your race team information for publicity purposes for this huge event.

Once again, this season opener for the NCRA 360-ci sprint car division will pay $13,000 to win with $600 going to those who make the Saturday night (April 6) championship feature. All “non-qualifiers” will receive $2000 Friday night’s feature finale will pay $1500 with finishing positions having no bearing on Saturday night’s program.

NCRA or ASCS rules do apply and drivers MUST compete Friday night to be eligible for full Saturday night payout.

The Kansas-based-United Rebel Sprint Series 305-ci sprint series will be on hand during Friday night’s portion to kick off their 2019 race season.

Below is the official payout for this year’s ninth annual “PCC/ACS” at 81 Speedway:

Friday night payout: A Feature: 1) $1500, 2) $1000, 3) $800, 4) $700, 5) $600, 6) $500, 7) $400, 8) $300, 9) $250, 10) $275, 11) $250, 12) $225, 13-20) $200

Saturday Night Championship Feature: 1) $13,000, 2) $7000, 3) $4000, 4) $2500, 5) $2000, 6) $1500, 7) $1300, 8) $1000, 9) $1000, 10) $1000, 11-14) $900, 15-18) $800, 19-20) $700, 21-22) $600

Non-Qualifiers: $200 per car

Transponder rental is $10 for the weekend.

Please mail your $100 check or money order to:

NCRA

7700 N. Broadway

Park City, Kansas 67219

For official rules, 2019 NCRA Sprint Car schedule and more, check out the series official website www.racencra.com and get daily updates on their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Questions can be answered by calling (316) 755-1781.

Officials with the National Championship Racing Association would like to welcome their official partners for the 2019 race season: Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Park City Chamber of Commerce and Precise Racing Products. The series would also like to welcome the following sprint car contingency partners for this upcoming season: Saldana Racing Products, Ultra-Shield Racing Products, Competition Suspensions Inc. (C.S.I.).

 

 

Speed Shift TV VIP Subscription Covering 25 Races in March

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Feb. 28, 2019) - Speed Shift TV has more than two dozen events currently scheduled for the month of March under the VIP subscription banner.

The new VIP subscription option is only $40 per month and encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as On-Demand content.

March will be a busy month with the start of the season kicking off at both Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., and at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. The opening weekend for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League is also on tap along with numerous other events that will showcase winged sprint cars, late models, modifieds, street stocks, stock cars and even Snocross.

The second half of the Winter Heat Series for the USCS National Series begins with a trip to Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 1 followed by a race at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 2. The 10-race Winter Heat Series featuring 360ci winged sprint cars concludes March 8-9 at Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La.

The Durrence Layne Dirt Late Models and the Durrence Layne Street Stocks are competing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on March 1-2.

The Krikke Boys Shootout showcasing 410ci winged sprint cars returns to Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia, on March 2-3.

The ERX Eliminator featuring some of the top names in Snocross will battle it out for $10,000 to win at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minn., on March 2.

Speed Shift TV will showcase nearly every race at both Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway this season. Lincoln Speedway has March races on March 2, March 16, March 23 and March 30.

Port Royal's season opener is March 10 followed by events on March 16, March 23-24 and March 30.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League's 6th annual Turnpike Challenge runs March 21 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; March 22-23 at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla.; and March 24 at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa, hosts the King of the Highbanks from March 21-23 when IMCA stock cars will vie for a $5,000 top prize. IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA sport mods and IMCA modifieds will also be competing.

For a list of all upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ .

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Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

$13,000 to Win NCRA Sprint Opener One Month Away!

Park City, Kansas – February 27, 2019 - We are just one month away from the ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City that will once again open the season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas 360-ci sprint car division. This year’s rendition will once again pay $13,000 to win with at least $600 to drivers making the championship night’s feature finale. All is set to take place on Thursday-Saturday night, April 4-6, 2019.

This annual event, that has become a staple for the series since this inaugural event, began in 2011 with the series standard $2000 winner payout. It was on April 2nd when 49-drivers checked in to the pit area. Luke Cranston of Ness City, Kansas led the first fifteen laps before Dover, Missouri’s Danny Lasoski took over the race lead and went on to claim the inaugural event.

Cranston settled for second while Jon Freeman, C.J. Johnson and Ty Williams rounded out the night’s top five.

This year will see all sprint cars competing participate in an open practice session on Thursday night (April 4) from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Pit passes will be $20 while grandstand admission will be free.

Friday night will see the official season opener for the NCRA 360-ci sprint car division and will pay $1500 to win with $200 going to drivers making the twenty-car-field. The Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series 305-ci sprinters will open their 2019 race season on this night as well. Grandstand admission for ages 12 and up are $25; children ages 6-11 grandstand admission is $10. All pit passes will be $35. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action set for a 7:00 PM start time.

Then on championship Saturday night it will be 360-ci sprinters only with heat races and last chance qualifiers on the agenda with the night’s championship feature winner taking the before-mentioned $13,000 paycheck. Series officials recently announced the nights feature finale will run 41-laps, in honor of former two-time race winner Jason Johnson. Gates will once again open at 5:00 PM with heat race action starting at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults 12 and over; $10 for ages 6-11. Pit passes are $35.

NCRA or ASCS rules will apply for this event.

More information on the ninth annual “PCC/ACS” can be obtained for accessing the series official website www.racencra.com while daily updates found on their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Further questions can be answered by calling the series office (316) 755-1781.

The National Championship Racing Association would like to welcome the following partners for their involvement with the series for the 2019 race season: Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Park City Chamber of Commerce, Ultr-Shield Racing Products, Keizer Wheels and Precise Racing Products.

2011 Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout “A” feature results

1st B Feature: 1) Jason Martin 2) Joe Wood Jr. 3) Mark Pace 4) Brian Herbert 5) Billy Alley 6) Jay Russell 7) Barry Gifford 8) Taylor Velasquez 9) Trevor Grossenbacher 10) Ty Williams 11) Ryan Kitchen 12) A.J. Selenke 13) Josh Stephans 14) Whit Gastineau 15) Kyle Bellm 16) Justin Schwien 17) Justyn Cox 18) Rick Wright Jr.

2nd B Feature: 1) Danny Wood 2) Mike Peters 3) Cody Forshee 4) Garry Lee Maier 5) Patrick Stasa 6) Kris Miller 7) J.D. Johnson 8) Koby Barksdale 9) Brian Brown 10) John Cornell 11) Jason Schroeder 12) Bryan Gossel 13) Forrest Sutherland 14) Jeff Stasa 15) Jerry Graves Jr. 16) Jason Danley 17) Preston Peebles 18) Shawn McClelland 19) Robert Sellers

A Feature: 1) Danny Lasoski 2) Luke Cranston 3) Jon Freeman 4) CJ Johnson 5) Ty Williams 6) Patrick Stasa 7) Jack Dover 8) Mike Peters 9) Garry Lee Maier 10) Brian Brown 11) Danny Wood 12) Joe Wood Jr. 13) Jason Martin 14) Ryan Roberts 15) Steven Richardson 16) Jeremy Campbell 17) Billy Alley 18) Scott Lehman 19) Miranda Arnold 20) Brian Herbert 21) Mark Pace 22) Sean McClelland

Lap Leaders: Cranston 1-15; Lasoski 16-25

 

 

Brownells Big Guns Bash Tickets Available Friday

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Knoxville Raceway for the Brownells Big Guns Bash on June 14-15!

Last year the Outlaws swept the weekend. Will Team Knoxville keep the trophy in possession in 2019?

Be there for all of the action. Two-day ticket packages go on sale Friday, March 1. General admission tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for teens. General admission tickets for children 12 and under are free. Reserved seating is also available. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Inaugural Corn Belt Nationals Tickets Available Friday

The inaugural Corn Belt Nationals, featuring non-wing sprint car racing's biggest stars, will take over Knoxville Raceway on July 5 & 6, 2019.

The two-day race hosts both the USAC and POWRi/WAR Sprints and will also feature 360 winged sprint cars on Friday and 410 winged sprint cars on Saturday,

A Fourth of July celebration and concert will kick-off the new event on Thursday, July 4.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431 on Friday, March 1. Friday general admission adult tickets are $20, teens $15 and children 12 and under $10. Saturday's general admission tickets for adults are $25, teens $20 and children 12 and under $15. Reserved seating will also be available for purchase. New Pizza Offered at Knoxville Raceway

Starting in 2019, Finish Line Pizza will be offered at Knoxville Raceway. Owned and operated by Nick and Kirsti Peterson of Checkered Flag Concessions, Finish Line Pizza will operate in all of the former Pizza Hut concession stands.

Along with pizza, the Finish Line Pizza stand will also offer breadsticks and soft drinks.

If you’re interested in working with Checkered Flag Concessions or at Finish Line Pizza this season, help is needed for the regular season, as well as the 10 days of Nationals in August. The job application can be found here. Priority Aviation/Sprint Car Hall of Fame Sponsorship Expanded

The Priority Aviation sponsorship for the driver or team who raises the most money for the Nationals Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum has been expanded. Now, the $20,000 sponsorship is being offered to any sprint car team competing at Knoxville Raceway in August, whether it be the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store or the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Drivers and teams can raise money for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum through memberships by July 31, 2019. Lance Dewease in the famed #69k leads all drivers in fundraising for the sponsorship currently.

Fans can go to www.SprintCarStuff.com to order a membership to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. In the note box at checkout, simply enter the driver you are supporting through your membership. That driver will then get the credit for your donation amount. Or, simply call the Hall of Fame at 641-842-6176 to order a membership and tell them which driver your membership is supporting. Memberships start at $25.

All funds raised will go toward paying off the remaining construction costs of the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower.

 

 

NAZARETH MODIFIED LEGEND RICHIE SMITH TO BE HONORED AS 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW PREPARES TO OPEN

The Quaker Steak and Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show is counting down to the final days for its Sunday, March 3rd opening at the Phillipsburg Mall. The show has been a very successful gathering of the past, present, and future of racing all under one roof. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, will once again be home to the weeklong celebration of racing. Come on out on Sunday and listen to great racing stories and meet a panel of legendary racing stars on hand to chat about their racing exploits and to honor legendary Nazareth Speedway racing legend, “Rapid” Richie Smith. The opening day show will also introduce the new show coordinator and show emcee, Justin Beltrame as he takes over the reigns from Ed and Steve Pados, who wish to step back from the many hours it takes to put the show together.

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

The excitement and the pulse for the week long show will find a few new changes in place as Beltrame has changed up the Monday night portion of the show to introduce Photographers/Media and Announcers Night on March 4th. The concept of the evening will be to have the fans and the panel alike to answer questions about some of their fondest memories of their many years spent behind the fence or in the stands. The diverse schedule of the week long show will offer a bit of everything to all racing fans no matter what series or division of racing they prefer. The show will honor the “Legends of Racing” on Friday, March 8th at 4 PM. An All Star tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider from Premio Foods and the Flemington Speedway Historical Society will close the show on March 9th at 1 PM with many racing legends being present for the show.

The 12th annual edition of the show will continue through March 9th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Upstate Auto, Smitty's Collision Center, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Speed Tec, Jeff's Automotive, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, R&H Auto Sales, A.R.M Automotive, JPA Masonry, Gardner’s Auto Service, APS Powdercoating, Murante Auto Repair, Dean Autosports, Carl's Auto Sales and Joe’s Garage.

Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provides the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos, Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame and Wayne Sayer have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, Midgets, 360 and 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars and drag racing cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Mahoning, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Orange County and Accord, are among the many speedways involved with the 2019 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake 60-page event souvenir program book has many great articles and pics regarding our racing heroes The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2019 racing season.

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 3 - (Starting at 1:00) Upstate Auto and Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring “Rapid” Richie Smith with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Reutzel Ready to Roll the Dice with a World of Outlaws Double in Vegas

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 27, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are ready to get back to action with the NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaws Sprint Car series with a pair of events at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team take to the dirt track in Nevada on both Wednesday and Thursday before rolling on westward to take in the California portion of the World of Outlaws tour over the month of March.

“We’re looking forward to it, these are a bunch of fun tracks to race at beginning with Las Vegas,” the driver of the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry commented.

The Dirt Track at Las Vegas is where it all started for the BRM No. 87 in 2018, as the team debuted at last year’s event following a weekend washout in Texas that was repeated last weekend.

Last year’s debut was a good one, with the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team leaving Las Vegas with a top-five finish.

“It got us off on the right foot and really set the tone for the season,” Reutzel said of the season that ultimately led to the All Star Circuit of Champions title.

This time around, Reutzel and crew already have some laps in with several nights of Florida competition including the opening two nights of World of Outlaws action that have the Clute, TX, native sitting seventh in series points.

“We had a decent enough start in Florida,” Reutzel says. “We got things to where they needed to be by the last night, now we just need to take that out west and keep improving upon it.”

It begins Wednesday night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

2019 Quick Stats: 9 races, 4 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (NV) on Wednesday and Thursday (February 27 and 28).

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

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

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

 

 

US 36 Raceway Updates 2019 Schedule, announcing the 1st Missouri IMCA Nationals

An updated 2019 schedule for US 36 Raceway has been posted. Highlighting the update is the addition of the Missouri IMCA Nationals. The Missouri IMCA Nationals will take place October 9-12, 2019 and will feature IMCAModifieds, IMCA Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Sport Mods. More details about this event will be released at a later date.

US 36 Raceway is also pleased to announce the addition of the Iowa Sprint Car League for three dates in 2019. The ISCL will visit US 36 on May 31, June 21 and July 12.

US 36 Raceway is also making an effort in 2019 to allow each regular class three or four nights off during the course of the season. Due to that, class adjustment have been made for various dates throughout the season. Drivers, teams and fans please review the updated schedule to review what nights which class has off.

The full schedule can be viewed on our website at http://www.us36racewaydirttrack.com/schedule/.

 

 

Bryson, Colwell, Love Headline POWRi National Midget Rookie of the Year Contenders

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (February 26, 2019) - A new and exciting season is on the horizon for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, which brings to light a group of fresh, young faces that are set to contend for Rookie of the Year honors. A historically significant honor, some previous winners of the award have eventually moved on to become POWRi National Midget Champions and even advance their career into the sprint car and stock car world.

Heading into the 2019 campaign, a trio of up-and-coming racers are headlining the battle for Rookie of the Year in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Among those in contention are 17-year old Kaylee Bryson of Muskogee, Oklahoma, 19-year old Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, California, and 14-year old Jesse Love of Menlo Park, California.

Bryson, a micro sprint prodigy of the booming Sawyer Chassis brand, has been rising through the micro sprint ranks for several years now. In 2015, she broke through to score the prestigious "Golden Driller" with her Restricted A-Class triumph at the Tulsa Shootout, and followed that with an A-Class championship at the highly-competitive Port City Raceway. Now, slated for a run at POWRi Rookie of the Year honors, Bryson will pilot a Dave Mac Motorsports Spike/Toyota No. 11B.

Colwell, a respected top dog in the stout outlaw kart ranks of California, put his name on the map last year with a win in the KKM Giveback Classic at Millbridge Speedway in North Carolina. The victory earned Colwell a shot at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in a pristine Keith Kunz Motorsports entry, an opportunity he seized with all his might, finishing eighth in his preliminary feature and running 11th in the Saturday B-Main, beating over 300 drivers. In 2019, Colwell will stick with Keith Kunz Motorsports, tackling the entire POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget schedule with hopes of Rookie of the Year and potentially a title.

Love, the new and by far youngest kid on the block, enters the 2019 POWRi season as a wildcard. At a mere 14 years of age, Love has already secured back-to-back 51Fifty Jr. Late Model championships and become the youngest feature winner and series champion in the long and storied history of the POWRi BCRA Midget League. Driving for Keith Kunz Motorsports in 2019, Love has put his name in the hat as arguably Toyota Racing Development's next big thing, and he will be on full display this year with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

It'll be no easy task for Bryson, Colwell or Love to waltz in and run away with the award, as they've joined the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets for perhaps the busiest and most grueling schedule in league history. With 42 events on the agenda at 19 unique race tracks, each driver will be physically and mentally tested night-in and night-out in 2019.

Previous POWRi Rookie of the Year winners includes the likes of eventual National Midget champions Zach Daum (2007), Andrew Felker (2009), Spencer Bayston (2014) and Logan Seavey (2017). Other notable names such as Dillon Welch (2012), Parker Price-Miller (2013), Carson Macedo (2016) and Karter Sarff (2018) have topped rookie honors over the years.

For more news and information concerning the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, you can visit us at www.POWRi.com, like us on Facebook at POWRi, or follow us on Twitter at @POWRi_Racing.

 

 

USAC Silver Crown Series Roars into Memphis March 23

The Iconic Open-Wheel Racing Series Opens Their 49th Season at MIR with a 100-Lap Event

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2019) — Feel the thunder of 800 horsepower open-wheel champ cars on the paved ¾-mile oval at Memphis International Raceway (MIR) Saturday, March 23 as the stars of the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Seriesopen their 49th year kicking off the2019 season.

The USAC Silver Crown Memphis 100 marks the first appearance for the popular series since 2004 when the late Dave Steele took home the win. The series has a rich history at MIR, dating back to 1998.

Ticket prices start at $25 for general admission tickets. Special add-ons include a single day pit pass for $40 and a two-day pit pass for $70.

Click here to purchase tickets to the USAC Silver Crown Memphis 100.

USAC Silver Crown Series stars such as 2018 champion Kody Swanson, three-race winner Chris Windom and top-three points earner Justin Grant are expected to compete in this heart pounding 100-lap race.

Past Silver Crown champions include such racing legends asUSAC legend Jack Hewitt and NASCAR stars and legends Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

Fans can also click here to purchase the Oval Track Mega Ticket for three major events — the USAC Silver Crown Memphis 100, NASCAR K&N Pro Series Memphis 150 presented by AutoZone and the CRA/JEGS All-Star Tour Memphis 125— at the paved 3/4-mile oval. The Oval Track Mega Ticket expires March 15.

For more information about Memphis International Raceway visit RaceMIR.com or call 901-WOW-RACE (901-969-7223).

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY’S POINTS BATTLE WILL BE THE O’REILLY’S AUTO PARTS ‘RACE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP’S

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

An increase in the points fund for all four class’ of cars plus some other contingency’s will add to the competition level for the drivers at Wayne County Speedway with the new partnership with O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. “Every year we try to add money and contingency’s for our drivers that compete at WCS on a weekly basis,” commented track promoter Jason Flory. “With O’Reilly’s Auto Parts coming on board with the ‘Race to the Championship, we have been able to add some more dollars and items for the drivers,” added Flory.

This season, the winner of the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints will collect $3,000 for the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’, while the champion of the Malcuit’s Tavern Super Late Models will pocket $2,000. The McKenzie Concrete Super Stock champion will receive $1,000 and the JoyRide Transportation Mini Stock winner will get $500 plus the money for 7th through 10th place will be increased.

Each week of the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’, the feature winner in each class will draw a numbered ball 1 – 20, out of a bucket and whatever number is on the ball, the driver who finished in that position in the feature, will receive a pit pass for the next regular race at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’.

After the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ is over and the top ten drivers are set in all four class’, the fans will vote for their favorite driver in each class. The top three drivers will be chosen and at the Awards Banquet in November, one of those drivers out of each class will win a Wayne County Speedway custom fire suit gift certificate worth about $750.

The earning of points will be the same with a couple of additions this season. The feature winner will get 50 points while second gets 45 points and third place will collect 43 points as fourth place receives 41 points and fifth gets 39 points. Sixth place is worth 38 points and then it is one less point per position down to 20th place getting 24 points. For a driver who does not start or transfer into the feature from the last chance race will get 15 points. Also the All Star races for the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints and the World of Outlaw race for the Malcuit’s Tavern Super Late Models will receive 15 points for competing in those races.

The new additions to the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points will see each heat winner getting three bonus points. Also this season, drivers will get attendance points. For each race night, the drivers will receive a point for each consecutive night of racing that will increase as the weeks go on. Starting with the sixth consecutive night of racing the driver will get two points up until the tenth night. Once a driver has 11 straight nights of racing, they will receive 3 points a night. If your class is not scheduled or if it’s an All Star race or a World of Outlaw race, those night will not count for or against the attendance points. If a driver misses a night of racing, they will have to go back to just like it is their first night of racing. For example, a driver races in the first 6 races and then misses the 7th night, they will have accumulated seven points but will have to go back to and start their consecutive streak over at one. Your car must make an appearance on the track, in running condition to get the points.

Watch for more info about the track on the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or on facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES FUELED BY VP RACE FUELS 2019 TITLES TO BE DECIDED MARCH 8-9 FOR TQ MIDGETS, SLINGSHOTS AND KARTS IN ALL NEW SYRACUSE EXPOSITION ENTER. TITLE RACES WIDE OPEN; COMPLETE SHOWS SET FOR ALL THREE CLASSES

SYRACUSE, NY February 27, 2019 . . . The cars and stars of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels headlining Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets are readying for Round 4 and Round 5 on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 inside the all new Exposition Center on the New York State Fairgrounds.

While well over 50 drivers will be seeking victory in the features run each night, the biggest prize in Syracuse will be the crowning of the 2019 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels. Round 3 and Round 4 for the companion Slingshots and Champ Karts is also on the Syracuse card which is being presented by RPM Raceway.

Each of the two nights of racing will consist of complete programs of qualifying, heat races and feature events for the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts. This is the first time the Indoor Auto

Racing Series has ever presented full three division programs on consecutive nights.

On Friday, March 8, TQ Midgets will run in single car time trials followed by heat races and B Mains climaxed by a 24-car, 40-lap feature.

The next night, Saturday, March 9, TQs will re-qualify, this time in group qualifying sessions, another first for the Indoor Auto Racing Series. Heats, B Mains and a 24-car, 40-lap A Main follow with the TQ Midget champion to be crowned at the end of the night.

Slingshots and Champ Karts will draw for starting spots in their heats races both days with a 20-car, 20-lap A Main for both classes each night.

Doors open at 6 PM on Friday night with racing beginning at 7:30. Doors open at 5:30 PM on Saturday with racing at 7pm. Fans will be able to visit the pit area to see the cars and meet the drivers each night until 30 minutes before the racing begins.

North Carolina resident, New Jersey native Ryan Flores leads the standings, with 290 after the first three races. Flores, who works full time for Roger Penske’s Ryan Blaney NASCAR Monster Energy Cup team, will not be in the Syracuse field.

Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, NY, 260, and Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, LI, NY, 239, Andy Jankowiak, Tonawanda, NY, 220, and Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, PA, 213, are second through fifth.

A maximum of 210 points are available, 100 for a feature win and five points for quick time each night, meaning that 210 markers can be picked up by any TQ competitor over the Syracuse race weekend. Non qualifiers earn 10 points for each night, a minimum of 20 points for the weekend. Thus the most points any driver can gain is 190.

By subtracting 190 (maximum points) from Rudolph's 260 points total, any TQ driver within 70 points, in theory, could win the Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ title. That includes the next 21 drivers outside the top five, in the standings: Matt Janisch, Tim Buckwalter, Earl Paules, Scott Kreutter, Briggs Danner, Matt Roselli, Anthony Payne, Anthony Sesely, Chad Jones, Kyle Lick, Jonathan Reid, Timmy Catalano, Ryan Tidman, Tyler Thompson, Joey Payne, Kyle Reinhardt, Pat Bealer, Andrew Molleur, Lou Cicconi, Tommy Catalano and Brett Conkling.

The point title chases in both the Champ Kart and Slingshot classes is far less complicated. A maximum of 100 points is available for each feature, a minimum of 10 points is awarded for each non-qualifier each night.

With a theoretical points swing of 180 points over two races, any Syracuse entrant in the Champ Kart races could surpass leader Brandon Rusczek, Wallingford, CT, (170), and any Syracuse entrant in the Slingshot races could surpass points leader Tyler Truex, Mayetta, NJ (150).

The Exposition Center opened during the Labor Day Fair. The huge, state of the art $33 million project was built without obstructing poles. Grandstand seating will be available on both the front and backstretch. From their seats, fans will able to be able to see the entire speedway plus the pit area which will be located on the far side of the building.

The building has a different seating configuration than other venues the series stops at in that grandstand patrons enter at track level, then walk up to seating areas.

Information including a direct link to E-Tix for advance tickets is available at www.indoorautoracing.com.

At this location spectators may select choice seats from three sections located on both the front and the backstretch. Tickets can also be purchased by calling E-Tix directly at 1-800-514-3849. Tickets will also be available each day of the event starting at 2 PM at the Expo Box Office, but prices increase by $5 each on the days of the event.

Event sponsorship packages to meet every budget are available by calling the series office at 609-888-3618 or by dropping Danny Sammons an email at danny@aarn.com.

Indoor race information, including ticket and hotel links, are available at indoorautoracing.com. Other information including sponsorship packages is available by calling the series office during regular working hours at 609-888-3618.

 

 

BRODY ROA KICKS OFF SPRINT CAR SEASON AT LAS VEGAS AND ARIZONA!

(Cypress, CA, February 26, 2019) The winter rest is over and tomorrow night Brody Roa will kick off a planned 44-race sprint car season on the “Dirt Track” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After racing two night’s in “Sin City,” the Garden Grove, California racer will journey south to the Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande for the opener in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series.

Unlike the other 44-races on his busy schedule, Roa will not be in his familiar #91R at Las Vegas. Instead, the now 28-year-old will be appearing in Tanner Grau’s #34 for the two-night USAC West Coast Series opener. A past champion in the series, Roa has been a factor in Vegas in the lid-lifter the past two years. In four races staged there, he has one win, a third-place finish and a ninth. His only finish out of the top 10 came last year when he was fighting for the lead when a part malfunction and knocked him out of the race and into a 19th place finish.

After a night off following the Vegas races, Roa will head to Casa Grande, which is located between Phoenix and Tucson, for the first of three times in 2019. It will also be the first of Roa’s championship aspiration races for the year. As well as pursuing the championship in the USAC/CRA Series, Roa also plans a full-fledged effort in the USAC Southwest’s Series.
There will be little time off for Roa and the crew to rest after Saturday’s race. A week from Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th, they will kick off the 2019 USAC/CRA campaign at Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park. The team will open their 2019 California schedule at Perris Auto Speedway on March 30th.

Fans who would like to attend this week’s races can find Las Vegas Motor Speedway information at the following link https://www.lvms.com/. Central Arizona Speedway is located on the Pinal County Fairgrounds at 512 N. 11 Mile Quarter Road, in Casa Grande (85194). The track website is at http://centralarizonaspeedway.com/ and the phone number is (520) 709-0718.

Team merchandise, including shirts and caps, will be available at all races throughout the 2019 campaign and is available online at https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product.

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

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

2019 Schedule
1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A
1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C
2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast
2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast
3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest
3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO)
4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA
5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
7/5/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA ***
7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National
7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National
8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/5/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/6/19 Ocean Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
*** Tentative

 

 

Anderson’s Winning Feeling Returns

Off the back of a memorable feature-race win during a World Series Sprintcars round over the Christmas-New Year period, Grant Anderson found himself back in victory lane last Saturday night at Moama’s Heartland Raceway, earning the winning spoils in the ninth Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round.

It’s been a season of highs so far for the 38-year-old racer, who, in addition to his maiden WSS round win, managed to come away with a solid sixth-place finish in last month’s prestigious Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Continuing that front-running form during last Saturday night’s outing at Heartland Raceway after over a month out of the driver’s seat, Anderson did well to navigate his way through the demanding track conditions, qualifying on pole position for the 30-lap feature race and going on to lead each one of them to claim a well-deserved win.

“The team and I couldn’t be happier that we’ve been able to continue building on our momentum this season and this win is another great reward for the entire team and a testament to all of their hard work,” expressed the pilot of the Vic # 37 Latrobe Valley Bandag supported Maxim car, who was the only driver to break into the 14-second bracket during the feature race.

“I was able to show good speed from the outset and we were able to carry that through to the feature race where everything ultimately came together for us and we came away with the win.”

Picking up a win and a third-place finish in his heat races, the Albury, NSW-based racer was sitting second in points heading into the Gold Shootout, where he managed to secure the pole position start for the feature race by virtue of recording the fastest lap time.

Now heading into the tail end of the 2018-19 season, Anderson is looking forward to seeing what else he and his team can achieve when they take to the track, with their next appearance being the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series Grand Final at Premier Speedway on the Saturday night of March 16.

“We’ve still got a number of race meetings left on our calendar down in Victoria, which includes the Easter Trail, and we’re hoping that we can continue our current form and pick up more front-running results to see the season out,” Anderson added. Anderson would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Latrobe Valley Bandag, Graeme and Jenny Monds, WASP Steering & Suspension, D&F Racing Products, Townsend Service Centre, Middy’s Data & Electrical, Bockman Batteries, Maxwell Industries, ARP Bolts, KRE Race Engines, Fuchs Lubricants, Quinlan’s Auto Spares, and GearWrench.

To find out more about Anderson and his team, visit their website at www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

WSS Runner-Up Spot for KMS

While it wasn’t quite the way they wanted to close their 2018-19 season World Series Sprintcar Championship campaign, minor podium finishes in last weekend’s final two rounds at the Perth Motorplex saw the Krikke Motorsport team remain amongst the pointy end of the championship point standings, banking enough points for second place overall.

It’s been a significantly positive season for the Bunbury, Western Australia-based 410 Sprintcar team and their driver Kerry Madsen in which consistency has been the key to remaining towards the top of the WSS point standings.

Boasting a 90 percent rate of finishing feature races inside the top five, having done so nine times throughout the 10 contested WSS rounds, the Krikke Motorsport team also managed to rack up six minor podium finishes during the series, giving them a podium rate of 60 percent, not to mention winning the second series round at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway.

Sitting just seven points behind first-placed Steven Lines heading into last Friday and Saturday night’s final two rounds, Madsen and the team did what they could to try and staunch Lines’s lead, making numerous changes to the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim car as the weekend wore on, but unfortunately their third and second-place finishes weren’t enough to clinch WSS top honours.

“We’d be lying if we said we weren’t disappointed not to win the overall World Series Championship after being so close, but Steven (Lines) was on another level in the final two rounds; we gave it our all but we just weren’t able to catch him,” admitted Madsen, who delivered the team with one win, three runner-up finishes, two thirds and three fourths throughout the team’s WSS Championship campaign.

“We’re still happy with how our season’s gone overall. We’ve always been there or thereabouts; however, being that this is my first season with the Krikke Motorsport team, it was always bound to be a bit of a learning curve.”

Final WSS Championship Point Standings: 1: Steven Lines - 2902 points 2: Kerry Madsen - 2866 3: James McFadden - 2538 4: Rusty Hickman - 2124 5: Mitchell Wormall - 1927

At Sunday night’s WSS presentation dinner, the Krikke Motorsport team was honoured to receive the most ‘best’ awards, including Best Presented Car and Crew, Best Series Quick Time and Best Championship Team – a testament to their professionalism and consistency.

The team and Madsen are now preparing for their final outing together for the 2018-19 season, which is arguably one of the most sentimental on their calendar: the Krikke Boys Shootout. Following a victory in last season’s Krikke Boys Shootout with Jamie Veal at the helm, Madsen is hoping to repeat the victory when he takes to the Bunbury Speedway track this Saturday night.

Krikke Motorsport’s range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies, hats, t-shirts, raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts and kids’ t-shirts, is available for purchase at the track from the team’s transporter. A limited range of stock is also available via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A Lucas Spray Painters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, South West Conveyancing, and Richard Hathaway Photography.

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

 

 

NO RACING AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SATURDAY – RACING RETURNS MARCH 9TH!

(Perris, CA, February 26, 2019) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday Night, March 2nd. Racing will return to the famous Riverside County speed plant on March 9th when the PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds stage two complete shows for one ticket price starting at 5:00 P.M. The NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will make their only 2019 appearance at The PAS on March 30th and they will be joined by the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. LKQ Pick Your Part will present the next “Night of Destruction” on April 27th.

A reminder that the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience, which allows fans to drive real race cars or to take a ride along with a real race driver, returns to The PAS on March 10th and 16th. Fans can choose to drive between several different types of race cars including Late Models, Sprint Cars, IMCA - UMP Style Modifieds, Big Block Modifieds and L-Mods. To view the deals, see the cars or make reservations, fans can visit the website at https://dirtracewithkenny.com/ or they can call 401-543-FAST.

Advance tickets for all 2019 Perris Auto Speedway races are on sale now online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the track on race night.

Reserved and Premiere seats for the March 30th World of Outlaws race come with a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass” if they are purchased in advance. To purchase them call 1-844-DIRT-TIX or go online to https://bit.ly/2rLFzex

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 10th Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

March 16th Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 15th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

October 26th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

CRSA Kicks Off 2019 At Finger Lakes Speed World Show

February 26th, 2019 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

The 2019 season for the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is setting up to be a diverse and entertaining one and it all kicks off this weekend in Central New York. The stars and cars of the CRSA will take their places in the Finger Lakes Mall in Auburn, New York for the annual Finger Lakes Speed World event.

Among those winged warriors confirmed for the show are 2018 CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Challenge Series champion Darryl Ruggles, 2018 A-Main winner Alysha Baye and stars Brandyn Griffin and Erik Karlsen.

The diverse 2019 season will see the series compete at the oldest track in the State of New York – the Fonda Speedway, one of the newest – the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, the big half-mile of the Land of Legends Raceway, the bull ring of the Afton Motorsports Park and the show palace known as the Weedsport Speedway.

Be sure to stop by the CRSA Sprint Car Series booth at the Finger Lakes Speed World show to get your 2019 schedules and visit with the staff and drivers of the CRSA. The CRSA on-track action kicks off on Saturday May 18th at the Land of Legends Raceway.

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

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Unofficially Begins 2019 With a Pair of Pre-Season Shows

(Sodus, NY) As we inch closer to the 2019 season, the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will kick off their 17th season of operation by being apart of two pre-season car shows in central New York.

The PST display booth will be a part of Finger Lakes Speed-world this coming weekend March 2 and 3, at the Finger Lakes Mall in Auburn, NY. Fans will get an opportunity to pick up a 2019 schedule card as well as getting an up close look at the rides of Darryl Ruggles, Alysha Bay, Brandon Griffin and Erik Karlsen.

The following weekend, the Patriots will have a large presence at the 33rd annual Motorsports Exposition Show at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Having his car on display is three-time and defending series champion, Chuck Hebing. He will be joined by tour regulars such as Joe Trenca, Pete Richardson, Paulie Colagiovanni and Steven Glover.

Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc. will have a booth adjacent to the PST display. Sophomore 305 pilot, Johnny Kolosek will be the lone representative.

The first official race will be on Friday, April 19 at Outlaw Speedway for the 4th annual Outlaw Spring Nationals. It is a challenge event with the Empire Super Sprints and it pays $3,000 to win.

Please be sure to monitor PST Social Media on facebook, twitter, and Instagram as well as logging on to patriotsprinttour.com for more information prior to the start of the 2019 season.

 

 

Kyle Offill displays speed and nets top-five finish at season opener in Stockton

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – February 26, 2019…Kicking-off his third season of Winged Sprint Car racing this past weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track, Kyle Offill was able to rebound from an opening lap incident to carve his way forward and earn a top-five finish in the feature.

Last Saturday’s event was the second non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car show of the season at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds venue and the first that Offill took part in. A modified ASCS style format was utilized with double heat races contested. The 18-year-old lined up in the final row of his opening heat race and moved forward to finish in fourth.

With the second set of heats fully inverted he then found himself on the front row and proceeded to dominate the eight-lapper, winning by over two seconds aboard the Country Builders Construction/ Ochoco West/ Bacchetti Hay Service No. 2K machine. “I felt really comfortable in that second heat race and it was nice to get out front for some clean air,” Offill said. “Stockton is one of the largest and fastest tracks we run at in California and I think we definitely hit on something in that heat.”

The Tracy, California racer lined up in the second row for the 30-lap main event but caught a hole off the second corner on the opening lap that left him parked off the back stretch. After restarting at the rear of the field he carved his way forward in a race that went non-stop the final 27-laps and made a late pass to record a fifth-place result at the checkered. It marked his best career Stockton Dirt Track finish and his first top-five effort at the 4/10 mile clay oval.

“All in all, it was a solid outing to open the season for us,” commented Offill. “I was bummed after getting into the rough stuff on the start and wish we could have held our ground up front, because we had a strong car all day. It’s a great feeling knowing that our crew chief Jonathan Allard is building quality cars and we picked right up where we left off last year. I felt fast and confident right from the opening heat race and look forward to keeping that momentum going. Thank you to JA, Dillon Paddock and all of our partners for making it possible.”

Offill’s plans for this season will see him competing on Friday nights at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, along with running full-time with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards. He will also mix in some Winged 410 Sprint Car events when the schedule permits.

“I think we have a really good schedule lined out this year,” he said. “I love running at Silver Dollar Speedway and Jonathan has so much knowledge of that place, which should certainly benefit the whole team. It will also be fun to compete regularly once again with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. A couple years ago we won Rookie of the Year with SCCT, so it will be fun to see where we stack up with another season under our belts.”

This Friday and Saturday, weather permitting, will find Team KO Racing in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico for the Winged 360 Sprint Car “Silver Cup Race of Champions.”

Kyle Offill Racing would like to thank Country Builders Construction, Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bacchetti Hay Service, Offill Family Farms, Octane Ink, HRP and T-Mac Motorsports for their support this season.

Stockton Dirt Track Quick Recap-

Stockton Dirt Track February 23: Heat race 1A (4th), Heat Race 1B (1st), A-main (5th)

Upcoming Races-

Friday March 1: Silver Dollar Speedway Chico (Silver Cup) Saturday March 2: Silver Dollar Speedway Chico (Silver Cup)

Social Spotlight-

Follow Kyle Offill Racing on Twitter https://twitter.com/kyleoffill2k and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/teamKOracing/

 

 

Thompson’s Family of Dealerships continues relationship with Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – February 26, 2019…One of the familiar partnerships in Northern California motorsports over the years has been the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships and Placerville Speedway, which continues this season with the company returning as a sponsor of the quarter-mile.

In addition to being a weekly partner Thompson’s Family of Dealerships is also back as title sponsor of the Winged 360 Sprint Car division at Placerville Speedway.

“We are definitely excited to have Thompson’s Family of Dealerships continue their long-standing support of Placerville Speedway”, said Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “Our history with Thompsons actually goes back to 2001 when I started racing Sprint Cars. Having them back as title sponsor of the Winged Sprint Cars is an important thing for the speedway and we couldn’t be happier. Our goal is to continue making Placerville a destination for fans and teams on Saturday nights.”

Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Executive General Manager Jeff Thompson is a lifelong fan of racing and is pleased to continue the company’s relationship with Placerville Speedway, saying, “Growing up, both my mom and dad raced every weekend, so motorsports has always been a huge part of our lives. We have always loved coming to the race track and are amazed by all the loyal fans. Being a part of Placerville Speedway and its unique history is as hometown as it gets. We love this old dirt track.”

The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars will compete in 14 of the 15 championship point races this year. Opening night will be on Saturday April 6th and the championship finale takes place on Saturday September 14th. One of the more anticipated events during the year will occur on Saturday June 8th, which is designated as “Thompson’s Auto Fan Appreciation Night.”

Kami Arnold of RMI also spoke about the long-time partnership with Thompson’s Family of Dealerships. “Some say the key to success is surrounding yourself with great people and we are very fortunate to have a long-standing partnership with Thompson's. Their family and company representatives are all simply amazing and we’re extremely happy to be associated with them.”

The 2019 Placerville Speedway season opens with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts on Saturday March 23rd. With the Saturday date coming open it marks the first time that the event will be held on a weekend. Also competing at the much-anticipated show will be the Elk Grove Ford Midgets. Online tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2LGeTFb

Just one week later the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its third season of action with the Spring Fever Frenzy on March 30th. It makes for two back-to-back huge weeks of racing to launch the Placerville Speedway season. The BCRA Midget Lites will act as the companion class during the evening. Online tickets for that event are available at https://www.universe.com/events/2019-sprint-car-challenge-tour-points-race-1-spring-fever-frenzy-tickets-placerville-S5GLJK

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 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series | Law Enforcement Night

 

 

Wilson Ready for West Coast Challenge Beginning This Week in Las Vegas

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Feb. 26, 2019) - Greg Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team are venturing west.

Wilson will spend the majority of the next month competing in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races prior to returning to the middle of the country in mid-March.

The action begins this Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas during the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery. Wilson posted his career-best result at the half-mile track in 2017.

"I wish we would have got to race last weekend," he said. "I was hoping to get one race in to get some laps. I'm interested to see how our motor program fares with HP Engines. We worked hard on it over the winter. Las Vegas is a big track and there will be tough competition."

Wilson was slated to compete with the Outlaws last weekend in Texas, but rain washed out races on Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore.

Instead he made the most of an opportunity to spend the weekend with his family as they visited the Fort Worth Stockyards before taking in a rodeo.

"We've been so busy at home it was nice to get some family time," he said. "We've been to the stockyards before. This time the rain moved out on Saturday and the weather was awesome. We were able to be there when a lot of stuff was going on and they had a rodeo that night. It was something different we normally wouldn't do because racing usually overlaps."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

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

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Venturing to Las Vegas for Season Debut With Roth Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi starts his season in the United States this week when he will make his racing debut in Las Vegas during the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery.

Scelzi will pilot a car for Roth Motorsports during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday and Thursday. Bernie Stuebgen, who owns the Indy Race Parts backed No. 71 sprint car that Scelzi will race throughout the Midwest and East, is the crew chief.

"Running my family car, the Roth cars and Bernie's cars gives me a lot of experience in different race cars," Scelzi said. "I'm confident working with Bernie and we know Roth will provide great cars. This is a perfect opportunity to run close to home and it fills my schedule in a good car."

This event marked his debut with the World of Outlaws last year. Scelzi learned throughout the two-day spectacle, qualifying fifth quickest overall on Night 2 before a crash ended his night early.

Scelzi went on to have a successful season competing in limited action with the World of Outlaws. He became the youngest winner in Outlaws history last September when he captured the opening night of the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

"It was huge," he said. "Having success, whether it's top fives or top 10s or just running up front, gives you confidence. The year felt like it flew by and now we're already at next year. I'm really confident going into this year."

Scelzi already has a win under his belt in 2019 as he and Stuebgen claimed the Presidents Cup on Jan. 16 at Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia. It marked Scelzi's first career international triumph and was the highlight of a quick trip filled with four complete nights of action.

"That's the first time I've really raced in the offseason," he said. "Any time you can stay in the seat and stay active it helps you. I'm looking forward to picking up where we left off."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

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"The Panella Family has been close friends with my family since before I was born," Scelzi said. "Their support for our racing has been monumental and the work their business does is important for our part of the country."

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

 

 

Schuett Climbing Ranks to Become 410 Winged Sprint Car Competitor in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - URBANA, Ill. (Feb. 26, 2019) - Kyle Schuett is shifting gears this year when he will make his 410ci winged sprint car debut.

Schuett, who has primarily competed in micro sprints and midgets, will tackle the entire Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series season along with select starts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Sprint Car Series.

"It was time for a change and we felt like it was the perfect timing," he said. "We've been talking about it for a year and finally pulled the trigger and did it."

Schuett said his team will compete in approximately two dozen 410 sprint car shows centered around his home state of Illinois.

"I just want to gain experience," he said. "I want to run well and feel competitive. I'd like to get some top fives and a couple of podiums, but basically getting laps under my belt is the first objective. We'll make sure everything runs right and then we'll see what happens after that."

Schuett hopes to participate in a couple of practice days in late March before beginning his chase for the MOWA Rookie of the Year Award. The Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series season begins April 5 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., before a race the following night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

Schuett will also pilot a winged micro sprint for Runaway Chassis and Clay Doemelt 12-to-15 times. The duo scored a pair of feature victories last year.

"It helps to keep me fresh on off weekends," Schuett said. "Clay wanted to have a car out there and I wanted to run a micro and it came together. We ran it last year and did well. Our goal is to win races."

UP NEXT -

April 5 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 6 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Health Alliance

Health Alliance is the largest health plan in downstate Illinois, serving more than 240,000 members in Illinois, Washington, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio, and an expert source of health and wellness news. Health Alliance provides plans with quality doctors and hospitals, unbelievably helpful customer service and ways to save in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Washington. For more information, visit http://www.HealthAlliance.org.

"We're extremely grateful to have Health Alliance backing our team again this year," Schuett said. "The company is a leading provider of health plans and we encourage everyone located in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Washington to check out their options by visiting their website at www.HealthAlliance.org."

Schuett would also like to thank Progressive Propane Inc., AMSOIL, Roof Bolt Xpress, Engler Machine and Tool, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powdercoating, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing, Inc), Diversified Machine Incorporated (DMI), Hooker Harness, Rod End Supply, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

GULLY WASHER: Texas Races Are Lost to Mother Nature Outlaws head for Las Vegas to double up with NASCAR K&N Pro Series West

CARLISLE, PA. - February 25, 2019 - In what seems to be a reoccurring theme from the 2018 season, Mother Nature is proving herself to, once again, not being a race fan. Scheduled races at Cotton Bowl Speedway near Paige, TX and Lone Star Speedway near Kilgore, TX were canceled or postponed as rain saturated the grounds at each facility.

More information on potential make up dates will be released at a later date.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and CJB Motorsports will now close out the month of February as they take on the Las Vegas Motorspeedway in Nevada for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursey. The two night event, which begins on Wednesday, February 27th, features the a double billing between the, 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West on the half mile Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motorspeedway. CJB Motorsports

"I am excited to get back to Vegas," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "It's one of the premier facilities we get to go to. Being tied to a NASCAR weekend always amps up the atmosphere! After a few rain outs, we're anxious to get back to racing."

2019 STATS: Events: 5 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 2 Top-10's: 3 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 1

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Sides Motorsports Welcoming Tim Kaeding to Team This Week

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (Feb. 25, 2019) - Sides Motorsports will field a winged sprint car for veteran Tim Kaeding during approximately 30 races this season.

The first test comes this Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas during the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery. Both Jason Sides and Kaeding will compete during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader. The team will then venture to Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on Saturday for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener with only Kaeding behind the wheel.

"I hope we have the same continued success as last year," Sides said. "It seemed like every time he was in the car it was good so we're looking to capitalize on that. Hopefully we can have some decent runs and get a few wins."

Both drivers have had success at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

Sides has recorded seven top-five finishes and nine top 10s in 17 races at the half-mile oval since 2009, including three straight runner-up results in 2012 and 2013. He also secured at least one top-10 finish at the track each season for eight straight years before a weekend of bad luck stopped the streak in 2017.

"We've been decent there quite a few times and I'm not sure if it's the way I get around the track, the way the track is laid out or what it is," he said. "It usually has a good bottom and top and races well. It's been good for us in the past."

Kaeding won World of Outlaws races at the track in 2012 and 2013.

"One night he won I ran second and the next time I was third," Sides said. "We've had good runs there together. Having both cars in the top three both nights would be bad ass."

Last weekend's World of Outlaws races at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, rained out.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Hoping for Dry Weather This Week in Las Vegas for World of Outlaws Races

Inside Line Promotions - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 25, 2019) - It's been a wet start to the season for Kraig Kinser and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The last three races have been rained out, including shows last Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

Kinser and the Outlaws are hoping to have drier weather when the series visits the desert on Wednesday and Thursday for the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

"Going to a track where you've had success can be a motivator," he said. "We've been good there in the past and hopefully we can be that way when we unload on Wednesday."

This year will mark the 11th straight season he has visited the track. Kinser, who was victorious at the half-mile oval in 2005, posted a top-10 finish in 2017, 2012, 2011 and 2009 during that span.

"I know I can win there and you want to have that mindset," he said. "That's the confidence we try to bring to a track. The cars have changed a lot since then and our situation has changed since then, but having a win there in the past is a confidence boost.

"The best thing is to get a good qualifying lap in to get you started in the front. If the track gets slick and widens out you can maneuver around. Las Vegas can be racy at times, but the competition is so strong that if the track is narrow it can be tough to get around people and make much progress."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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"FK Rod Ends has always given us a great product and supported us," Kinser said. "They are a good sponsor and are well respected in the industry."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, The Race Shack, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks, Wings Unlimited, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Third in 2019 Debut with Roth Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the nod to pilot the Roth Motorsports No. 83JR in 2019, Dominic Scelzi got his season started on Saturday night during the opening round of the Kings of Thunder Series at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA with a hard fought third place finish.

“We learned a ton on Saturday night, and it was good to get a feel for a new car and a new team,” Dominic Scelzi said. “To get on the podium was great after how I qualified, and I am really looking forward to getting the KWS season going Saturday night.”

Feeling confident after a good hot lap session on the slick Keller Auto Speedway, moisture would ‘come back’ to the surface as time trials got underway and the track would start to get rough.

Clipping holes on both laps, Scelzi would end up timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. No. 83jr in 12th quickest in time trials.

Finding himself on the front row of his heat race, Scelzi admittedly could not get comfortable on the rough and tumble racing surface an would slip back to finish in the second position.

With the track staying fast, and rough, Scelzi knew he would have his work cut out for himself as he lined up 10th on the starting grid. Using the feature as a test session and trying some different things on their car, Scelzi adapted well as he worked his way forward tiptoeing around the Keller Auto Speedway surface.

Getting up to third late in the race, a restart with six to go would see Scelzi look to challenge Mitchell Faccinto for the second position. Unable to pull off the pass, Scelzi would take the checkered flag with a hard fought third place finish.

“It is great to run for Dennis and Teresa Roth, and I am extremely thankful for the opportunity,” Scelzi added. “It was a great shakedown, and like I said, really excited to get the 410ci engine in and get back to work this weekend.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 1, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Dominic Scelzi return to racing action Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/.

You can keep up with Dominic Sclezi by following him on Twitter @DominicScelzi41.

 

 

Willie Croft Primed for Saturday’s King of the West Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though his afternoon would get cut short in Stockton, CA on Saturday, Willie Croft feels good heading into this Saturday’s King of the West opener at the same facility.

“We had an issue hamper us in the feature, but for the most part I felt pretty good in our two heat races at Stockton and am really looking forward to kicking the King of the West season off Saturday night,” Willie Croft said. “The guys worked well, we had good speed, and we made good adjustments all day long.”

Essentially using the day show as a shakedown for the impending KWS opener, Croft would flex his muscles in his first heat race as he quickly got into second after taking the green in fourth.

On the slick surface, Croft would seem to take a liking to the middle of the speedway as he challenged for the lead, only to come up just short at the line and finish second.

The Sacramento, CA driver’s second heat race saw him line the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller entry up in the fifth starting position and he again would flex his muscle on the slick surface as he raced his way up to another second place finish.

Taking the green flag from the sixth starting position in the 30-lap feature event, Croft would continue to run well as he would get up into the third position within the race’s first three laps until something went amiss on his Willie Croft Racing machine and he elected to head back to his trailer.

“We were good all day, and that is a good feeling heading into this weekend,” Croft added. “Going back to the same place with some good laps under our belt is a positive. Thanks to my guys and all of our partners for their effort and hard work.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will kick off the 2019 King of the West/NARC Season Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

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

 

 

Tanner Carrick Strong at Stockton Until Late Issue Ends Top-Five Bid

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though his 2019 season has been off and running with Micros and Midgets, Tanner Carrick made his season debut aboard his family owned Sprint Car on Saturday afternoon in Stockton, CA where he would make a bid for a Top-Five finish until mechanical issues forced him to the infield with just six-laps left in the race.

“It was an up and down night, but we really hit on something in the feature event and I felt really good,” Tanner Carrick said. “We got rolling pretty well, but after I got into fourth I lost power and pulled off.”

Lining the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine up eighth in his first heat race of the night, the Lincoln, CA driver would pick up a couple of positions on the slick racing surface as he would tally a sixth place finish.

From the pole of his second heat race, Carrick would still get acclimated to the slick surface that made up the spacious Stockton Dirt Track, as he would finish back in the fifth position.

Going to work on the Tanner Carrick Racing machine, the USAC National Midget Series regular would find himself in the 11th starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

Following some quick track work, a racy surface was presented to field of cars, and Carrick had a piece underneath him that he felt very comfortable in and it showed. Slicing and dicing his way forward, Carrick would crack the Top-Five in the race’s waning laps.

On the 24th circuit he would make his way into fourth, but just after his move he felt something amiss aboard his machine and pulled into the infield bringing his night to an early end.

“It was great to get back into the Sprint Car, and I was pleased with how we progressed through the night,” Carrick said. “I think we had something for a podium run, but had some bad luck at the end of the race. Thanks to Clark and everyone for their hard work, my parents for their support, and all of our partners.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

ON TAP: Carrick is now scheduled to return to Keith Kunz Motorsports for the Shamrock Classic in DuQuoin, IL on March 9th.

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

 

 

Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing Open Season with Third Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- Leading the early laps during Saturday afternoon’s feature at Stockton Dirt Track, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing would open their season with a third place finish despite having engine issues coming to the checkered flag.

“It was the first race of the season and naturally we had some opening night bugs to work through both on and off the track,” Andy Forsberg said with a smile. “I had some rust to shake off and that showed with a heat race spin, but overall things went well until something went south under the hood on the last lap.”

Lining up on the front row of his first heat race Saturday, Forsberg would get the jump aboard the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 entry. Despite being challenged by Willie Croft late, Forsberg would grab the win, which would be crucial for nightly points.

From the last row of his second heat, Forsberg would actually lose the handle on his machine in the closing laps and spin to a stop in turn four. Able to rally the best he could, as a sixth place finish made him the last eligible car for the redraw.

With a little luck on his side, the two-pill put him on the front row of the 30-lap feature event. Leading the first lap before the caution flew, Forsberg would lead the next two circuits before the race’s final caution was needed on lap three.

The restart would see Tony Gualda beat him into turns one and two, and Forsberg would spend the duration of the race giving chase. Trying a little of everything, running the top, rolling the bottom, and even trying to float the middle of the track, Forsberg could not seem to reel in the leader.

Mired by lapped cars late in the race, Forsberg would feel pressure from Ryan Bernal for second at times but would continue to hold the spot.

With the white flag waiving, Forsberg would begin to lose power in his machine, but was still able to hang on and claim the final spot on the podium with the waiving of the checkered flag.

“We kind of had our struggles last year on the bigger tracks, so it was a good test for us to try and find something that works,” Forsberg noted. “It is definitely a bummer to have issues at the end of our night, but my guys did a great job all night long and I am looking forward to what 2019 has in store.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will be back to work this Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA as they will look to defend their Silver Cup Title.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Tony Gualda Breaks Through and Scores First Career Winged 360 Win at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Coming oh-so-close to that first win during the 2018 season, Tony Gualda quickly got the monkey off his back with 2019 getting underway. The Hollister, CA driver grabbed the lead on a lap three restart, and proceeded to lead the way and park the C&M Motorsports entry in victory lane.

“What a relief it is to finally get Cody and Mandi back in victory lane,” Tony Gualda said. “They have been so patient with me, and given me a great car time and time again, so it feels great to get the trophy, and climb up and finally do a wing dance.”

Gualda would flex his muscle early during Saturday’s matinee at Stockton Dirt Track. Lining the Moorefield Construction/Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7c machine up in the second row of his first heat, Gualda would make a couple of swift moves to have the lead by the time the field exited turn two.

Racing his way to the win, Gualda would back the effort up by going from fourth to third in his second heat race to earn enough points to qualify for the main event redraw.

Pulling the one, Gualda would lead the field to green as he looked to cap off a strong afternoon with his first career feature event win. Drag racing with Andy Forsberg for much of the first lap, Gualda would officially slip to second before the caution flag flew.

Finding himself under siege from Ryan Bernal for second on the race’s second lap, Gualda would turn under Bernal to keep the spot before the caution again flew on the race’s third lap.

Sitting in second for the double file restart, Gualda would nail it perfectly as he out dueled Forsberg into turns one and two and jumped out to the early lead.

Out front, Gualda would look flawless as he rode the high side of the Stockton Dirt Track. Finding himself in traffic on a couple of occasions, Gualda’s sizeable lead would shrink, but the youngster would never be seriously challenged for the top spot as he went on to claim his first career winged 360 feature event win.

“I can’t thank Cody and MF enough for giving me such a great car all day long,” Gualda added. “Along with Cody and MF, I also have to thank Mandi, my parents, and all the great fans and sponsors that continue to support myself and this race team. What a great feeling this is.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports are slated to attend Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday for the Silver Cup.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-1, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Daniel Adds New Partnership With BTC Bank as Debut in Las Vegas Looms

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Feb. 25, 2019) - Mason Daniel is thrilled to announce BTC Bank is partnering with his race team throughout the 2019 campaign.

"BTC Bank has nine full-service locations in Missouri and one in Iowa," he said. "One of their locations is in Carrollton, Mo., which is where our race shop is located. We've quickly learned how great their service and reputation are, and we're excited to have them as part of the team."

Daniel is slated to return to World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition this Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas during the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery. It will be his debut at the half-mile oval.

"I watched Vegas last year so I'm excited to race there this year," he said. "I got to see how the track races. This year I'll have Danny (Lasoski) with me so I'm sure he'll give me some insight when we get there.

"I was impressed. It was my first time seeing a half mile like that. The track has some character to it and I was told the wind will make a big difference. That's something I'll have to watch out for."

Most of Daniel's limited 410ci winged sprint car starts have come on half-mile ovals, which is the dimension of the track where he's recorded both of his 360ci winged sprint car feature victories.

"I'm excited to see how we stack up," he said. "It seems like we run better on half miles or the big tracks. I don't know if I'm better with more speed. I don't know if I'm smoother or necessarily what it is. I feel more comfortable at higher speeds."

Daniel was scheduled to race with the World of Outlaws in Texas last weekend, but events on Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and on Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore rained out.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Platinum Battery presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BTC Bank

BTC Bank, which has nine full-service locations in Missouri and one in Iowa, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. For more information, visit http://www.BTCBank.com.

"We're excited to welcome BTC Bank to our team this year," Daniel said. "They have many locations throughout the state of Missouri, including one in Carrollton where our race shop is located. Their reputation is stellar and service is top notch so we recommend to anyone in Missouri or Iowa to check out BTC Bank."

Daniel would also like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, Dillon Risk Management, Valley Pacific, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Posts First Podium of the Season During Debut With Roth Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi captured his first podium finish of the season in only his second race of 2019 last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.

Scelzi had a stout debut in a Roth Motorsports entry, improving every time he hit the track before scoring a third-place run in the main event to cap the night.

"We gained on it a lot," he said. "That makes me feel good. I know we have a heck of a race car and I see a lot of potential for it. Thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for the opportunity as well as Todd Ventura, Jeff, Brandon and Scotty for their hard work."

The night began with Scelzi qualifying 12th quickest overall.

"We won hot laps, but didn't time in very well," he said. "I just hit two different holes in qualifying and it cost us. In the heat race I hit a different hole. The track was super rough. I couldn't get around the holes or maneuver through the holes. We made a lot of changes for the feature and we were pretty good. We continued to free the car up every time we hit the track because it was extremely cowboy up and extremely rough."

A runner-up result in a heat race lined Scelzi up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event. He rallied to score a third-place finish and his seven positions gained was tied for the second-most cars passed.

"We were every bit as good as the guys that ran first and second," he said. "It was a bummer we got behind the eight ball early. It definitely was a good ending to the night. I'm hungry to win so bad that anything but a win is upsetting. However, we went there to learn and we learned a lot."

Scelzi will climb back into his family owned No. 41s this Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. He will then rejoin Roth Motorsports on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener.

"We had decent speed at Las Vegas last year," he said. "I've run well there and we've won races at Stockton so I feel pretty confident. I think we'll be in good shape for both. I'm just excited to get back going."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 23 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 3 (10).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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

"FK Rod Ends makes the best rod ends in the business," Scelzi said. "They help us out with the sprint cars and the micros. We really appreciate the support and we wouldn't run anything else."

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

 

 

Andrews Lands New Ride With Mackey Racing

Inside Line Promotions - SANDUSKY, Ohio (Feb. 25, 2019) - Chris Andrews was facing the possibility of not having a 410ci winged sprint car ride going into 2019, but that all changed recently as he was able to land with the Ken and Duane Mackey team based out of Adrian, Mich., within the last week.

"I have talked to Ken over the years many times," Andrews said. "The timing was just right this time around and I'm excited. They have great equipment and want to race around my home tracks of Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Ken understands the level of the competition at these tracks and is excited for the challenge."

Ken Mackey has a long and storied sprint car driving career. He started racing in 1979 at the age of 15-years-old. Along the way he recorded 10 track championships at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Mich., and a pair of track titles at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich. Mackey was also the Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series champion in 2001 and is a two-time Sprints on Dirt champion. Those accolades guided him into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.

"It's easier to talk to and describe what's going on with a car to a person who has sat behind the wheel," Andrews said. "They have Maxim Chassis and good motors and I'm ready to get the season going."

Andrews said the team has approximately 25-to-30 races penciled in for 2019, including the 18 races scheduled for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. The series has nine races planned at both Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

"We will hit some of the All Star shows in the area," he said. "I think if we get rolling we will add more races."

UP NEXT -

April 12 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and April 13 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Edwards Agriculture

Edwards Agriculture, which is based in Castalia, Ohio, offers the most efficient and thorough field scouting to date by using drones. With this new technology the company has the ability to video more than a thousand acres a day, which will help monitor field conditions, potential crop damage and nitrogen deficiencies. For more information, visit http://www.edwardsagcompany.com .

"I'm friends with the Edwards brothers and they got involved as a sponsor last year and will be moving with me to our new race team," Andrews said. "Hopefully we can get them more wins in 2019 and keep them excited about being involved in dirt track racing."

Andrews would also like to thank Kistler Racing Products, Griewahn's Concrete, Scotty's Body Shop and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Iowa Sprint Series and Mod Lites to make Appearance at Historic Bethany Speedway in 2019!!!!!!

Some good news from Bethany Speedway as we update our 2019 race Schedule!!! Iowa Sprint Car Series have been added for June 1st 2019 (IMCA Stock Cars will have the night off) roaring around the Historic Speedway entertaining with high flying action. July 13th 2019 the Iowa Sprint Series will return and the fast and furious Mod Lites will join them for their first trip ever to Bethany (E-Mods and IMCA Modifieds will have this night off).
Mark those Calendars now as not to miss one second of the action as we race into 2019!!
3/31/2019 Practice 1-5 pm
4/6/2019 Regular Classes
4/20/2019 Regular Classes
5/4/2019 Regular Classes
5/18/2019 Regular Classes
6/1/2019 Iowa Sprint Series, Regular Classes (No IMCA Stock Cars this night) Special
6/15/2019 Regular Classes
6/29/2019 Regular Classes
7/13/2019 Iowa Sprint Series, Mod Lites, Regular Classes (No E-Mods and IMCA Modifieds this night) Special
7/27/2019 Regular Classes
8/3/2019 Regular Classes
8/24/2019 Regular Classes
9/1-2/2019 Fair Races
9/14/2019 Championship Night
Regular Classes are IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Sport Mod, E-Mod and Pure Stock
Admission at the Grandstands for Regular Races are $10
Admission at the Grandstands for Specials are $15
Pit Passes $35
Pit Gates open at 4 pm, Grandstands open at 5 pm, Hot Laps at 7 pm with great and exciting racing action starting at 7:30 pm
See yall there!!!

 

 

Ryan Bernal and Tarlton Motorsports Finish Second During Shakedown at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking advantage of a 360ci show at Stockton Dirt Track this past Saturday night leading up to this weekend’s King of the West opener at the same facility, Tarlton Motorsports and Ryan Bernal made their debut together to shakedown their entry and came home with a second place finish.

“I really felt like we were really fast right out of the box, and as a driver that is a great feeling,” Ryan Bernal said. “Paul Baines and Tyrone Tyra gave me a good car all night long, and I am really happy with our first outing.”

Running a two-heat race format on Saturday, Bernal would find himself starting back in eighth during his first heat aboard the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum No. 21 machine.

Running a patient race on an extremely slick surface, the Hollister, CA native would work his way forward and gain valuable points by way of a third place finish.

The second round of heat races would see Bernal up on the front row, and with another strong run that culminated with a second place finish, he would find himself in the main event redraw.

Finding himself with the four pill, Bernal would line the Bandy and Associates/NOS Energy Drink/All Star Performance machine up in the second row for his first 30-lap feature of the season.

Settling into third in the opening laps of the race, Bernal would make a bid for second on the race’s second lap only to see his attempt countered as he slipped back to third.

A lap three restart would see him catch a rut getting into turns one and two and he would lose a couple of spots, but would keep his composure and quickly race his way back up to third as he chased after Tony Gualda and Andy Forsberg.

Racing amidst slower cars in the race’s closing laps, Bernal would reel Forsberg in and actually get by him on the white flag lap to bring the Tarlton Motorsports machine home second in the team’s first night out together.

“It was great to get back to racing, and I am really excited for the year ahead,” Bernal added. “I have to thank Tom, and Tommy Tarlon, as well as everyone at Tarlton Motorsports for a great opportunity as well as letting me get some laps before our point season starts on Saturday night.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 1, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1.

ON TAP: Ryan Bernal and Tarlton Motorsports will return to action on Saturday night in Stockton, CA for the King of the West/NARC season opener.

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

To keep up with Ryan Bernal, give him a follow on Twitter at @bernal_ryan.

 

 

Smoke earns USCS victory at Southern Raceway

Dates: Friday and Saturday, February 22nd & 23rd Event: Winter Heat Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour/Deep South Track: Southern Raceway (Milton, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 1st (4th) Saturday: 2nd (5th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 25, 2019) - ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart has been a man on a mission thus far in 2019, this time adding another 360c.i. sprint car victory to his ever-growing racing resume.

Stewart, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, earned his second victory of the 2019 season, his first in a 360 sprint car, during USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour competition at Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida.

In actuality, Southern Raceway hosted two nights of USCS competition during the recent weekend with Smoke winning the first, followed by a runner-up finish during night two.

Smoke’s victory on Friday night commenced from the outside of row two. Although slowed by two early cautions, the Columbus, Ind., native made progress in a hurry, actually advancing into second by the completion of lap one. Forced to track down race-long leader, Mark Smith, in dirty air, Smoke did just that and eventually slipped by the Central Pennsylvania-native during an intense battle in traffic. Although Smith attempted to get back by the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Smoke was better, eventually pulling away to clinch what was his ninth top-ten finish in 11 starts.

“Anytime you have to race against a guy like Mark Smith, you better be ready to hit the gas pedal because he’s always on the move,” Tony Stewart explained. “We are racing with a lot of confidence right now. Jimmy and Marty continue to give me great race cars. I’m just the lucky guy who gets to go out there and drive them.”

Smoke’s second row starting spot was set up by an impressive heat race rally that consisted of a charge from seventh to finish second.

Stewart nearly went two-for-two on the weekend at Southern Raceway, but Mark Smith returned the favor and proved his dominance on Saturday, ultimately forcing Smoke to settle for second after starting from row three.

A late caution gave Stewart the opportunity to steal the top spot, but the opportunity was not enough.

“It was a fun weekend,” Stewart continued. “If we can keep building on this consistency, good things will continue to happen for us. I’m excited to get back out there and race again.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming sprint car plans are uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media for further updates.

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

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

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

2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru February 25th, 2019) Total Races: 12 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 9 Total Top-10s: 10

 

 

Rico Abreu rallies for top-five at Stockton

Date: Saturday, February 23rd Event: 360 Sprint Car Event at Stockton Dirt Track Series: Open Event Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (16th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (February 25, 2019) - Despite being forced to stay sidelined during heat race competition due to engine trouble, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu persevered and transformed hard times into success, ultimately rallying 13 positions at Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track to earn a second consecutive top-five result during 360c.i. sprint car competition.

“I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication. We basically missed every opportunity to get on the track on Saturday minus the feature,” Rico Abreu explained. “Luckily, we were able to fix the motor problem and make it out for the main event. The car was nice. They gave me something I felt comfortable in and it really shows. I’m already looking forward to next weekend.”

With Mother Nature erasing all hope for his original plans to follow through, Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Southern Pacific Farms/Lucas Oil Products/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, decided to make the short trip to Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday, February 23, and enter an open ‘360’ event.

Although early signs made a feature attempt doubtful, actually missing both heat races of the double heat format due to engine woes, Abreu was able to fix the issues and tag the feature field. The team’s persistence proved well-worth the effort as Abreu climbed ahead from 16th on the grid to finish third; his second top-five in as many starts at Stockton Dirt Track.

Up next on the schedule, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will make the tow to ‘Fabulous’ Las Vegas and join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for a two-day stint on Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 & 28. Abreu joined the Greatest Show On Dirt for the Vegas venture in 2018 and highlighted his trip with a 16th place finish during night two of the two-day program.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/ Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2019 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru February 25th, 2019) Total Races: 2 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 2 Total Top-10s: 2 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

E3 Spark Plugs Returns to the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints for 2019.

SYRACUSE, NY – From Ponte Verda, Florida comes E3 Spark Plugs and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are proud to have them back as a major sponsor for the 2019 season. E3 will again be the title sponsor of the timed hot lap sessions.

“E3 joined us just as we started our 2018 season and it quickly turned into a great relationship,” stated ESS President Chuck Miller, “To have a company that is well recognized in the motorsports community joining our sponsorship family is pretty special. With E3’s sponsorship, over 20 different drivers received cash awards last year.”

Timed hot lap sessions kick off every full point ESS event and with the backing from E3 each driver that posts the fastest time of their group will receive a cash bonus. On most nights, four sessions are used to set the qualifying heat lineups.

The spark plug is a critical device that supplies the spark (or flame kernel) for your car, truck, motorcycle or small engine. However, the basic plug design really hasn't changed that much since the original ones used by Henry Ford back in 1904. E3 was formed to find a better design that would provide E3 customers with performance advantages such as increased power, improved fuel efficiency and a reduction in hazardous engine emissions that can contribute to global warming.

Fans can most recognize E3 as the official spark plug of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). Please visit www.e3sparkplugs.com where you can get information on spark plugs not only for racing but for all forms of automotive, motorcycle, lawn and garden, powersports and so much more.

Syracuse, NY’s Donath MotorWorx is also a major backer of ESS and builds many on the sprint engines that are in the pits at each show. All their engines that leave their shop are equipped with E3 Spark Plugs.

Welcome back to E3 Spark Plugs and as the 36th Anniversary season approaches they are a big reason why 2019 will be filled with excitement guaranteed!

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

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

Instagram: empiresupersprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Ground Control Lawn and Snow, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, AroundTown Plumbing & Heating, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Silver Cup Weekend Kicks off 2019 for Chico

Chico, CA (February 25, 2019) …. Silver Dollar Speedway is set to kick off its 71st year of racing with the annual Silver Cup Race of Champions slated for this Friday and Saturday night, March 1st and 2nd. The two-night race will feature the popular winged 360 sprint cars and thrilling Dwarf Cars. Large car counts are expected for both divisions. Both divisions will run separate shows each night. The Friday night winged 360 sprint car main event winner will receive $2,000. The Saturday night winged 360 sprint car main event winner will net $3,500.

As with last year, the Silver Dollar Speedway offers the ease of access for fans who enjoy purchasing their tickets on-line at our website www.silverdollarspeedway.com

Pit gate opens at 2 PM on both Friday and Saturday for the competitors. Front grandstand gate opens at 5 PM each night. Qualifying for the winged sprint cars set to begin around 6 PM.

Friday night adult general grandstand admission is $18.00. Juniors, seniors and military with valid i.d. is $15.00. Kid ages 6-11 are $6.00 each. Children 5 and under are FREE. Also, FREE parking at the Silver Dollar Fairground in your personal vehicle. Overnight Camping spots are available at the fairgrounds for $35.

Saturday night adult general grandstand admission is $22.00. Juniors, seniors and military with i.d. is $18.00. Kid ages 6-11 are $6.00 each. Children 5 and under are FREE.

 

 

Calistoga Speedway 2019 Schedule

Projected Events and Dates:

“Wine Country Classic”KWS/NARC Sprint Cars with “Hunt Magneto Series” -

Saturday June 22

“Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner – Friday August 30

12th Annual “LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC” USA/CRA Sprint Cars and

KWS/ NARC Sprint Cars – Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1

“Wine Country Showdown” World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

and companion event Saturday September 14

Thank you for your patience as we continue to prepare for the new racing season at Calistoga Speedway. Currently we are awaiting the consummation of a tentative arrangement that would allow the City of Calistoga to purchase a portion of the property at the Napa County fairgrounds. This tentative purchase agreement would include the race track (Calistoga Speedway). We have been in constant contact with both the County and City to be informed about progress. As soon as this process is declared a finished deal you will be informed, and event tickets will go on sale. Fans who have previously bought reserved tickets for the June “Wine Country Classic” and the August /September “Louie Vermeil Classic” will still retain the right to renew their tickets. You may reserve RV and camping spots with payment due once the race schedule has been confirmed.

 

 

Brian Brown Eyeing World of Outlaws Win in Las Vegas During FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Feb. 24, 2019) - Brian Brown is bound for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery, which is held at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas this Wednesday and Thursday.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the half-mile oval in Las Vegas is an event in which Brown has traditionally been a contender.

"FVP is a huge part of our program and whenever they put on these events with the Outlaws it's important for us to run good," he said. "Vegas is in our wheelhouse that we're usually in contention. Our track record is pretty good there and we have a car that is usually capable of winning so hopefully when we unload on Wednesday we'll be in the same position."

Brown has earned at least one top-six result at the track during six of the eight seasons he's competed in a World of Outlaws event there. He's recorded a runner-up result twice and placed in the top five during five of his last eight races at the oval.

"Our program and I excel on the half-mile tracks with the wide, sweeping corners; momentum tracks like Knoxville and places like that," he said. "Las Vegas can be wide and fast. It can also be technical on the bottom. You never know what you'll get there. That's what unique about our sport. You go there one year and it's wet and rough and you go the next year and it's smooth and dry. The other thing that helps our situations is our engines are so good. You have to qualify well and our Charlie Garrett engines really run and that sets us up for a good night."

Brown was on his way to his first career World of Outlaws triumph at the track during the opening night last year. He set quick time during qualifying before winning a heat race and the dash. Brown then led the first 10 laps of the A Main before his race car sustained a flat tire. He rallied from the back to a 14th-place effort before capping the event with a fourth-place finish the following night.

"Last year we were in a position to win or at least get a top-three finish and we had a flat tire," he said. "The next night we were contending for the lead in the dash and I put it in the fence. That was a self-inflicted wound. We've got decent results, but it hasn't been smooth sailing. I'm hoping to go there and have two solid nights with no complications. I feel like if we do that we should have an opportunity to challenge for a win or two."

These are the first two races of a six-week venture to the West for Brown, who has a dozen World of Outlaws races in Nevada, California and Arizona scheduled during that span.

"We're getting to go race when a lot of the guys in the Midwest are home watching on DIRTVision," he said. "I feel when we get back home in April we'll have an advantage. That's important. We need to set our goals for top fives every single night. If we can do that there will be opportunities for us to get top threes and possibly wins."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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"Tony Ross and his family have been a partner of ours since Day 1 through a couple of different companies," Brown said. "It's awesome to see him start a new company from the ground up and build it into a big, successful company."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Fischer Body Shop, J.D. Welding & Machine, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, MSD Ignition, Housby, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Syracuse Motorsports Expo Readies for it's 33rd Consecutive Year.

SYRACUSE, NY - Mark down the dates of March 9th and 10th as the 33rd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show once again will be held at the Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds.

Trade Show Promoter Jeremie Corcoran showcased his first effort in 2018 after many successful years by the Patrick Family and the show didn't miss a beat. The event was sold out from corner to corner.

On display were dirt and asphalt modifieds, sprint cars, sportsman, micro sprints, pro stocks, go-carts, dragsters and so much more. Local dirt and asphalt tracks were also well represented and fans can expect exciting displays from go-cart tracks and dragways this year.

"I went into last year hoping to carry on the tradition that the Patrick Family built up and I think everyone had a good time," said Corcoran on last year’s show, "I can't thank everyone enough for making it a tremendous event. From the race tracks, sanctioning bodies to the cars and especially the fans. We will try like heck to make it even bigger."

Corcoran added a little flare of his own to the event which included two tire changing contests for with cash prizes and a special celebrity tire changing contest which included track owners, promoters and sanctioning body leaders.

Set up will be all day Friday with the show scheduled to be open on Saturday from 10AM - 8PM and on Sunday from 11AM-4PM.

Fans will be treated to seeing all the new cars from their favorite stars, tracks and sanctions will debut their new 2019 schedules and merchandise and so much more. Admission prices are set at Adults $13, Kids 6-12 $5 with 5 and under FREE. We will also have a special weekend Adult price of $20.

The Center of Progress Building is the site, March 9th & 10th are the dates, it's 33 consecutive years of entertainment. The Syracuse Motorsports Expo, come and be part of the excitement. image.gif

 

 

R&H AUTO SALES SIGNS ON AS SPONSOR FOR 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW OPENING SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD AT PBURG MALL

With the countdown entering the final eight days, the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show staff is still kicking up clay to place the finishing touches to the show. The management staff of the show has reached out to all race tracks and racing series with high hopes all will respond and be represented when the show begins on March 3rd. The interest has been strong for the upcoming event and will bring the past, present and future of all auto racing ventures under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The successful show kicks off on Sunday, March 3rd with the honoring of one of the top local Modified stars "Rapid" Richie Smith, a seventeen time winner at the Nazareth Speedway, who has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s event. Each night of the show will focus on different venues and racing series. The show concludes on March 9th with a lasting tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider, who has been referred to by many as the greatest racing driver of the era. The Saturday show is presented by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society and Premio Foods. For more information check out: www.dirttrackheroescarshow.com.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show will continue to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Quaker Steak & Lube is the lead sponsor for the 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube signed on with the successful show in 2015 and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since joining forces with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by before or after the show when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

R& H Auto Sales comes on board this year as a first time sponsor, but the Hatfield based facility has been a mainstay business in the Montgomery County area for a number of years. Co-owner John Hrinko has coined the phrase "Stop Dreamin, Start Driving" as the experts at R&H Auto Sales will find the car of your desire and place you into the driver's seat. Bad Credit, No Credit? Allow the R&H Team to take care of any problem you may have in obtaining credit for as long as you have a steady income, a potential car owner can be approved for financing in seconds. R& H Auto Sales has provided credit solutions for many years with their financing and is the place where you can start re-building your credit today. R&H Auto Sales is located at 1805 Bethlehem Pike in Hatfield and the phone number to reach them is: 267-593-0425 or through email at: rh.performance1motors@gmailcom. R&H also offers a buyer service in which the customer calls regarding the vehicle he is seeking and R&H will do the research and find that car. Sales are always brisk at the dealership and an extensive inventory of Quality Used Cars is on site at all times.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has a great group of sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and they have been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Speed Tec, Smith Fabrications, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Premio Foods is on board for the show and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products, Jeff's Automotive, Adam's Brothers Used Car Parts, Smitty's Collision Center, JPA Masonry, Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York, APS Powder Coating Services, A.R.M Automotive and R&H Auto Sales have all signed on for this year’s edition of the show.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Cars, 270 and 600 Sprints, Midgets, All Sprint car divisions, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond, Accord and Bridgeport have been invited to the 2019 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com, or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or at: steveswp@ptd.net through email. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

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

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 3 - (Starting at 1:00) Upstate Auto and Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring “Rapid” Richie Smith with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Season Opening Turnpike Challenge One Month Away for POWRi National & West Midgets

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (February 22, 2019) - In just one month's time, the POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League will kick start what is slated to be the biggest season in league history with the sixth annual Turnpike Challenge. The traditional season opening event for a handful of years, the "Sooner State" special returns to first on the docket in 2019 as the event is bigger and better than ever. Running from Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24, this year's Turnpike Challenge features a four-race slate of midgets and micros as racers pour into Oklahoma to compete at Creek County Speedway, I-44 Riverside Speedway and Port City Raceway.

The 2019 edition of the Turnpike Challenge will open with a trip to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on Thursday, March 21. A quarter-mile facility that has featured the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League for several years, next month's running will mark the debut of the POWRi National Midgets at Creek County.

A one-night stay at Creek County will be followed by a weekend doubleheader at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The exclusive home of the Turnpike Challenge for the previous two years, I-44 now shares the slate with two other iconic Oklahoma facilities. Retaining their two-day show, racers will encounter I-44's red dirt clay on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

On Sunday, March 24, the 2019 Turnpike Challenge will conclude at the event's original home, Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma. PCR played host to the Turnpike Challenge for three years from 2014-16 and ran six thrilling POWRi National & West Midgets over that time. Don't let the historic 1/8th-mile micro sprint facility deceive you, PCR has proven time and time again how successful and exciting the midgets can be on the tight bullring.

Originated in 2014, the POWRi National & West Midgets have contested ten Turnpike Challenge races over the course of the five-year history. After three years at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, the event moved to I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City in 2017. However, now the event is TRULY a Turnpike Challenge, transitioning from Sapulpa to Oklahoma City to Tulsa.

Throughout the five-year history, the Turnpike Challenge has proven to be one of POWRi's most successful events, boasting an absurd average car count of 58.5 cars in ten races. While featuring the nation's best midget racers, nobody has still been able to invade the "Sooner State" and beat the stout Oklahoma natives.

Partly due to the unreal streak by Norman, Oklahoma's Christopher Bell, an Oklahoma native has won EVERY SINGLE Turnpike Challenge event. Bell is responsible for winning eight of the ten races, four of those at PCR, four more at I-44, and two he did not attend. Yes, Bell has NEVER LOST in the Turnpike Challenge. The year Bell was absent, Owasso, Oklahoma's Matt Sherrell stepped in to win Friday's show at PCR and he was followed by Broken Arrow, Oklahoma's Jason McDougal fending off Tanner Thorson to win Saturday's race.

As part of POWRi's exciting new partnership with Speed Shift TV, all four races at Creek County, I-44 and Port City will be broadcasted LIVE at www.speedshifttv.com. A VIP subscription, which includes access to live broadcasts, is available at $39/Month, one of the best deals in the industry. Individual race packages will also be available and will be announced soon.

For more information and news on the historic 2019 National Midgets season and all of the POWRi leagues nationwide, you can visit us at www.powri.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter at @POWRi_Racing.

 

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars to visit Dubuque Speedway for first time on Sunday, June 23

DUBUQUE, Iowa — February 22, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will visit Dubuque Speedway in Iowa for the first time ever in 2019 on Sunday, June 23.

Dubuque Speedway is a semi-banked three-eighths-mile, which contests its weekly program on Sunday nights. The track is promoted by Nick and Amanda McCrady of Trackside Promotions, who also operate Maquoketa Speedway.

Kevin Kotz, the General Manager of the Dubuque County Fairgrounds and Events Center, is excited for the 2019 season, which will mark the 50th year of racing at Dubuque Speedway.

The venue will mark the ninth track in the state of Iowa that the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has competed at dating back to the series inaugural season of 1978.

The fairgrounds oval has played host to 410-sprint car racing in the past, with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA). Also, the Sprint Invaders, 360-sprint car tour has visited Dubuque a number of times.

The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series has competed at the track twice, including last year, when Brandon Sheppard picked up a win.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion, started the 2019 season off with a bang, winning the first two nights of racing in Florida to jump out to the lead in points.

Along with the 13 full-time drivers following the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this year, a strong contingent of regional and local drivers is expected for the event at Dubuque Speedway.

Information on tickets for the inaugural event for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Dubuque Speedway in Iowa on Sunday, June 23 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

PHILLIPSBURG MALL TO HOST FREE AUTO RACING EVENT MARCH 3 TO MARCH 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ADAMS BROTHERS USED AUTO PARTS RETURNING FOR 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

One of the highlights of the many being showcased at the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be an evening in which the budding young racing stars will have a chance to shine with the "Stars of Tomorrow" night. The management staff of the show has reached out to all of the local Quarter Midget clubs in the area for the fans to meet the driving stars they will be rooting for in the future. The past, present and future of auto racing will all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The successful show kicks off on Sunday, March 3rd and will end on March 9th for the 2019 edition of the popular show. For more information check out: www.dirttrackheroescarshow.com

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

Returning to sponsor the event in 2019 are the personable and hard working folks at Adams Brother Used Auto Parts, located two miles North of the Lehigh Valley Airport at 5995 Adams Lane in Allentown Pennsylvania. Harry Pursell owns the facility and will be sponsoring the "Stars of Tomorrow" Tuesday night, March 5th for the young racers from all of the Quarter Midget Clubs in the local area. Adams Brothers has a complete line of domestic and foreign used car parts and the number to reach them is: 610-264-4411. Business hours are: Monday thru Thursday from 8 AM until 5 PM, Friday 8 to 4 and Saturday hours are 8 until Noon. Adams Brothers is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society. The website is: www.adamsbrothersusedautoparts.com

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has a great group of sponsors already in place for the 2019 show. Associate sponsor the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, Premio Foods and their great Italian Sausage Products, Upstate Auto in New York, APS Powder Coating, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Speed Tec, A.R.M Automotive, Jeff’s Automotive, Smitty’s Collision Center, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedway, JPA Masonry, Gardner’s Auto Service, Murante Auto Repair, Dean Autosport, Carl’s Auto Repair and Joe’s Garage have all answered the call to support the event and the Dirt Track Heroes staff thanks them for their string loyalty to the event.

All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Reading, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Drag Cars, 600 Sprints, Midgets, 305, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Thunder on the Hill, Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Accord and OCFS will again be among the many speedways invited to the 2019 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

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

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 3 - (Starting at 1:00) Upstate Auto and Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring “Rapid” Richie Smith with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages and R&H Auto Sales presents Special Event beginning at Noon

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Maguire Family of Dealerships Returns To CRSA In 2019

For Immediate Release February 22nd, 2019 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY - The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is happy to announce that one of our generous marketing partners from the 2018 season will be returning in 2019. The Maguire Family of Dealerships will return to the CRSA family in a big way in 2019.

In 2019 the Maquire Family of Dealerships will be an associate partner of the series. They will also sponsor the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award. This award will be given out at each CRSA event. They will also be the title partner at one of the events in 2019.

The Maguire Family of Dealerships has locations across Central New York. You can find them in Ithaca, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen and Syracuse. They treat the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. They know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer they enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow them to demonstrate their commitment to excellence!

With the Maguire Family Commitment you will deal with Non-Commission Sales Consultants, you get the Maguire Family Price Guarantee, a Lifetime Engine Warranty, the Maguire Family Assurance, the Family Promise to Exceed All Your Expectations, a Three Day Money and Three Day Re-Finance Guarantee, a Trade Purchase Offer, and a 30 Day Used Vehicle Exchange. If you live in Ithaca, Syracuse, Watkins Glen, Cortland, Elmira, Horseheads, Binghamton, Auburn, Vestal, Endicott, Johnson City, or anywhere in Upstate, Central or Southern Tier of New York you will discover why purchasing a New or Pre-owned vehicle from Maguire's is different. At Maguire's you will find value exceeds the price on every New and Pre-owned vehicle.

Remember Maguire’s offers 19 car makes with 12 different dealership locations to fit your every car need. With brands including Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Hyundai, Kia, Volvo, Audi, Volkswagen, Honda and Genesis. For more information on the Maguire’s Family of Dealerships log on to their website at www.maguirecars.com.

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series season takes the green on Saturday May 18th at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, New York. The series will also take part in the Finger Lakes Speed World Car Show (Finger Lakes Mall – Auburn) and Motorsports Expo (NYS Fairgrounds – Syracuse) during the month of March.

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

 

 

RESERVED TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR 2019 SPECIAL EVENTS AT SHARON; GENERAL ADMISSION, PATIO & FAN SUITE SEATS OPTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE

 by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH February 21, 2019 Sharon Speedway has announced its online ticketing program for the 2019 season is now available through its website at www.sharonspeedway.com. Simply click on 'buy tickets' at the top left of the website or use the following direct link https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com/Event-List

The 90th anniversary season will open with one of those major special events on Friday, April 12 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in a $12,000 to-win event. The next special events will be a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion shows on Saturday, May 4 for the "Buckeye Cup", Tuesday, June 18 for Ohio Speedweek presented by Colella & Humphries CPA and Tom's Sewer & Septic followed by the 11th annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet on Saturday, July 6.

The return by the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds will take place on Tuesday, July 30 in a $7,500 to-win race presented by Predator Trucking and Stackhouse Construction. The final major events will take place over Labor Day weekend for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models with two complete shows paying $6,000 on Friday, August 30 and $15,000 to-win on Saturday, August 31. This will be the first WoO Late Model events at Sharon since 2010.

Reserved seats (includes patio and fan seat suites) are for all ages. Reserved seats will go offline at midnight the night before the event. General admission tickets will still be on sale on the website all the way through the event for print at home or mobile ticket options. General admission, though 13 and under are free, still need an admission ticket.

Print at home or mobile ticket entry is encouraged, but you can have the option of will call and shipping for a fee. Purchasing ahead of time allows you to go directly to the entrance gate and skip the ticket purchasing line the day of the race.

Patios and fan suite seats normally sell out before race day for the special show so we encourage you to purchase those tickets in advance. We will no longer allow people to hold or pay for the upgrade for patio seats and fan suite seats for the special races. These tickets must be purchased in advance. If any are still available the night of the race, we will allow people to upgrade their seat in the office.

The office will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for anyone needing help with purchasing tickets. Remember, coolers are not permitted at any events.

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

 

 

Coors Light back as the official beer of Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – February 21, 2019…Placerville Speedway would like to welcome back “The World’s Most Refreshing Beer” Coors Light as the official beer of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile.

It doesn’t get better than grabbing an ice-cold Coors Light at the beer booth, hanging with your closest racing friends in the stands and watching the famed Placerville red clay shoot through the air during hot laps. The Placerville Speedway will also be serving other favorites this year including Coors Banquet, Miller, Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Racer 5, Heineken, Dos Equis, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Smirnoff, Angry Orchard and Twisted Tea.

The 2019 Placerville Speedway season opens with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts on Saturday March 23rd. With the Saturday date coming open it marks the first time that the event will be held on a weekend. Also competing at the much-anticipated show will be the Elk Grove Ford Midgets. Online tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2LGeTFb

Just one week later the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its third season of action with the Spring Fever Frenzy on March 30th. It makes for two back-to-back huge weeks of racing to launch the Placerville Speedway season. The BCRA Midget Lites will act as the companion class during the evening. Online tickets for that event are available at https://www.universe.com/events/2019-sprint-car-challenge-tour-points-race-1-spring-fever-frenzy-tickets-placerville-S5GLJK

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 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series | Law Enforcement Night

 

US 36 Raceway Dirt Track to Offer Online Tickets in 2019

US 36 Raceway is pleased to announce that in 2019 online tickets will be available for pre-purchase.

Fans and teams will now have the opportunity to plan ahead and purchase their tickets through US 36’s new online home http://us36racewaydirttrack.comand MyRacePass. Either click on the Buy Tickets button on the home page or click on the ticket icon under the schedule and results.

Tickets are set to go on sale Monday, March 8. Tickets will have an available window to purchase online through noon the day of the event.

After purchasing your ticket, print out the voucher and bring it, along with a valid I.D. of the purchaser, to the track the night of the event. Present the voucher to the ticket booth at the track and enjoy a night of racing action.

Please note, online ticket purchases follow the same rain policy as tickets purchased at the event. The rain policy can be reviewed athttp://www.us36racewaydirttrack.com/trackinfo/.

US 36 Raceway begins their season on March 23 with a day of practiced followed by a special opening night with the POWRi WAR Sprint Cars, the Sprint Series of Nebraska and IMCA Stock Cars on March 29.

 

 

Updated Placerville Speedway 2019 Schedule

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – February 21, 2019…Over the last few weeks there have been various updates to the Placerville Speedway schedule for 2019 as things still came together. Below is the most up to date copy of the schedule for the upcoming 54th season of competition at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile.

The Placerville Speedway will hold a Playday on Saturday March 16th, before opening the season one-week later with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets on Saturday March 23rd. The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will then open its season on Saturday March 30th at the track, followed by the championship weekly point opener on Saturday April 6th.

Another reminder that all minor drivers (those 17 and under) must have their paperwork completed and returned to the office within two weeks of their first race (including Playday on March 16th). Minor forms are available at https://www.placervillespeedway.com/forms 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

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Placerville Speedway 2019 Schedule

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series | Law Enforcement Night

Saturday April 20: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops

Saturday April 27: IMCA Dirt Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models and Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks | Tilford Tribute

Saturday May 4: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | Big Trophy Night

Saturday May 11: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | The Carnett Clash

Saturday June 1: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and POWRi-BCRA Midgets | Dads and Grads Night

Saturday June 8: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday June 22: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night

Saturday June 29: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards | Summertime Sprint Salute

Thursday July 4: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks

Saturday July 13: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | 16th annual Tribute to Al Hinds

Saturday July 20: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops

Saturday July 27: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | 14th annual Mark Forni Classic

Saturday August 10: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series

Saturday August 17: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Student Night

Wednesday August 21: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus POWRi-BCRA Midgets | Gold Country Showdown featuring Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet, Rico Abreu and more

Saturday September 14: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Ladies Night/ Championship Finale

Friday September 20: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites | Third annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

Saturday September 21: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites | Third annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

Saturday September 28: MLM Motorsports Tractor-Truck Pulls

Friday October 4: Malicious Monster Truck Tour Saturday October 5: Malicious Monster Truck Tour

Saturday November 16: Championship Awards Banquet

Tuesday November 19: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors | Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100

Wednesday November 20: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets and Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors | Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100

 

 

Sides Charges to Top 10 During Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s Opener

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2019) - Jason Sides was in contention for a top-10 result during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s finale on Saturday before a mechanical problem ended the event early.

Sides produced a pair of solid outings during the two preliminary nights at East Bay Raceway Park to put himself in a great position entering Saturday night.

"It's a tough track to run and we only get to race there once a year," he said. "I actually think we hit on something and I'll know where to start the event next year."

Sides rallied from eighth to fifth place in a heat race before he won a B Main to garner a transfer into the rear of the main event on Thursday. He then charged from 20th to eighth in the A Main.

"We made progress throughout the night after starting in the back of a heat race," he said. "That event is all about passing cars and accumulating points so to rally like we did put us in a good position."

Sides powered from fourth to second place in a heat race on Friday. That locked him into the main event, in which a 14th-place run put him seventh in overall preliminary points out of more than 50 drivers. With one of the top six drivers in points not racing on Saturday it moved Sides into the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 2 to start the A Main on the outside of the front row.

"We hot lapped with the car full of fuel to get the feel and it felt really good," he said. "We had a good car and ran in the top 10 the whole time, but I felt something mechanically with about 10 laps to go and we didn't want to tear anything up so we pulled in."

Sides will return to World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action this Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, during the East Texas LoneStar Shootout.

Sides posted his career-best result of 14th last year during his second career race at Cotton Bowl Speedway. He finished a career-best fifth in 2010 at LoneStar Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 14 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (20).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 14 (8).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Feature: DNF (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

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

 

 

Hafertepe Progresses Through King Of The 360s For Saturday Night Podium

Bryan Hulbert - TAMPA, Fla. (February 20, 2019) Making progress each time he hit the track during the King of the 360s at East Bay Raceway Park this past weekend, Sam Hafertepe, Jr.'s persistence paid off with the final night yielding a third-place finish.
"East Bay is one of those places we seem to struggle at. We felt good going in, but just started off like we always do and finally on the final night we found some speed and just tried to build on it," commented Hafertepe of his feelings on the weekend.


Image Credit: Alan Messick
Coming through B-Feature competition the first two nights, the Thursday opener yielded the better result with the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h moving to seventh in the A-Feature. Runner-up in the B-Feature on Friday, the move was about half that of the previous night with a 15th place finish.
Setting a bit of a do or die situation for Saturday, the team pulled out all the stops and found the speed they'd been looking for.
"We knew we needed to win the Heat Race. Being the first Heat, that was going to put us starting seventh in the A [Feature] so that was the whole goal."
Fastest in Hot Laps, Sam was able to translate that speed to a Heat Race win.
"I felt like we'd hit on something finally. Speed was there, and for the Main, we didn't really have to change the car up that much. The track had a little more moisture than the prior two nights, and starting seventh, I knew we had a chance to win and when the green dropped, we got to fourth pretty quick and once we got into traffic, I actually go under McCarl and passed the guy for second, but the caution came out right after we crossed the line so that put us behind them and that really hurt us and by the time I was able to get back to third, the race was pretty much over."
Five A-Feature starts on the season with a trio of podiums finishes so far, Sam looks to carry that momentum into this weekend with his first showing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas on Friday, February 22 and his home track, Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Saturday, February 23.
"I'm really looking forward to this weekend. Hopefully, the weather lets us race. We've been working on our 410cid program, so this weekend should be a good test of what we've done."
Both nights can be viewed live on DIRTVISION.COM presented by DRYDENE.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 5; Wins -0 ; Top 5 - 3; Top 10 - 4; Top 15 -5; Top 20 -5;
Recent Results:
February 14 - East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) - A-Feature: 9th
February 15 - East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) - A-Feature: 15th
February 16 - East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) - A-Feature: 3rd
Coming Up:
February 22 - Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) - World of Outlaws
February 23 - Lone Star Speedway (Kilgore, Texas) - World of Outlaws
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

NCRA Sprint Season Opener Set for 41 Lap Feature Finale!

Park City, Kansas – February 20, 2019 - In memory of the late Jason Johnson, 81 Speedway and National Championship Racing Association president C Ray Hall has announced that the ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” championship feature finale will be 41-laps in Jason’s honor. This $13,000 to win season opener for the series sprint car division will take place on Thursday-Saturday night, April 4-6, 2019 with an open practice session on Thursday, followed by a $1500 to win/$200 to start feature event on Friday night. Saturday night’s feature finale will pay $600 to just to start the twenty-two-car field.

Jason won this annual event in 2012 and 2013 and has a total of ten-career NCRA victories, five in both the series 360-ci and 410-ci divisions.

More information on this annual event and all-things NCRA can be found on the series official website www.racencra.com and their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

NCRA is also actively looking for a presenting partner for this upcoming 49th consecutive season. For details and information please call Warren Hardy or Mylisa Powers (316) 755-1781.

The series would like to welcome the following for their partnership for this upcoming race season: Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Park City Chamber of Commerce, Precise Racing Products and Ultra-Shield Racing Products.

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is excited to announce that the Kyle Larson Racing A-main Bonus Award will be returning this season. Full-time teams/owners that win a Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards A-main in 2019 will go home with a $500 bonus courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing.

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

“We want to thank Kyle Larson Racing for the support once again this season,” commented SCCT President Scott Russell. “The unique thing about the bonus money is that it rewards the teams who show commitment and dedication to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour throughout the year. We are looking forward to a great 2019 and can’t wait to get it started at Placerville Speedway on March 30th.”

If a tour regular doesn’t win the feature, that $500 will roll over into the winners share for the season-ending Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 2nd. The KLR bonus money will automatically be up for grabs at the opener in Placerville on March 30th, meaning the A-main will pay $3,000-to-win.

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

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KYLE LARSON RACING BONUS MONEY ELIGIBILITY

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

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

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

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

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

KYLE LARSON RACING BONUS MONEY ROLLOVER

1. If the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus money goes uncollected at any 2019 Sprint Car Challenge Tour event the $500.00 bonus money will roll over to the A-Main (see item #2) at the final SCCT event at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 2, 2019.

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

3. If, for any reason, the Stockton Dirt Track event is cancelled the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus Money will roll over to the first Sprint Car Challenge Tour event of 2020.

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Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards 2019 Schedule

Saturday March 30: Placerville Speedway (Spring Fever Frenzy)

Friday April 12: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup) Saturday April 13: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup)

Saturday April 27: Petaluma Speedway

Friday May 17: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic) Saturday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford

Saturday June 29: Placerville Speedway (Summertime Sprint Salute w/ KWS-NARC) Sunday June 30: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday July 6: Stockton Dirt Track (Fourth annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday August 3: Merced Speedway

Saturday October 12: Keller Auto Speedway (34th annual Cotton Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

Saturday November 2: Stockton Dirt Track (36th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/ KWS-NARC)

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season kicks off on May 4 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series officials have released an updated calendar of events for the winged 410ci asphalt sprint car tour, featuring a notable date change and one additional venue.

The Must See Racing season will now kick off on May 4 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway with the annual Must See Racing 50, while the series’ two-day weekend at Ace Speedway moves to Oct. 18-19 as part of the track’s season-ending Rodney Cook Memorial weekend.

This year’s season kickoff at Anderson’s quarter-mile bullring marks the first spring standalone event for Must See Racing in the history of the sanctioning body. Previous spring races at Anderson were held as part of Pay Less Little 500 week at the end of May.

In addition, Ohio’s Sandusky Speedway becomes the fourth new track that Must See Racing will visit during the upcoming season, with a Sunday afternoon special planned at the half-mile oval on Aug. 25.

Sandusky joins Ace, Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie Speedway and New York’s Hillside Buffalo Speedway as new facilities for “The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars” this season.

In total, 12 full-points shows are featured on this year’s Must See Racing calendar, as well as a special Rumble for the Record time-trial challenge at Illinois’ Rockford Speedway on Sept. 28 and the annual sanctioning of the Pay Less Little 500, which Must See Racing has held since 2008.

“We’re very excited to release our finalized schedule for the 2019 season and to welcome Sandusky Speedway to the Must See Racing family,” said series president Jim Hanks. “They have a fast half-mile and a strong brand of racing that we look forward to bringing ‘The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars’ to for the first time during our summer stretch.

“In addition, we look forward to joining Ace Speedway for their Rodney Cook Memorial weekend in October,” Hanks added. “The date change is one we feel will be beneficial both for our drivers and teams and for Ace Speedway.”

The upcoming season marks the 10th full year of competition for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series.

“We’re primed and ready to kick things off on May 4 and begin celebrating a decade of exciting racing with our competitors and fans,” Hanks noted. “We hope that everyone will come out and join us at the race track throughout the season.”

2019 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Schedule

Date – Venue – Location

May 4 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind. May 25 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind. * June 1 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich. June 15 – Lake Erie Speedway – North East, Pa. July 5 – Birch Run Speedway – Birch Run, Mich. July 26 – Hillside Buffalo Speedway – Holland, N.Y. July 27 – Hillside Buffalo Speedway – Holland, N.Y. Aug. 10 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich. Aug. 25 – Sandusky Speedway – Sandusky, Ohio Sept. 14 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa. Sept. 28-29 – Rockford Speedway – Rockford, Ill. Oct. 18 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C. Oct. 19 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.

* - non-points event, 71st Little 500

 

 

JIMMY ZACHARIAS ENTERS SYRACUSE INDOOR RACES WITH NEW TQ MIDGET TEAM; COMPLETE SHOWS SET FOR MARCH 8-9 WITH THREE QUARTER MIDGETS, SLINGSHOTS AND KARTS

SYRACUSE, NY - Versatile Jimmy Zacharias of Candor, NY will bring three generations of experience to the Exposition Center on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY  when he takes to the concrete arena floor track for two consecutive nights of racing behind the wheel of a recently acquired TQ Midget.

The two days of Indoor Auto Racing Series action presented by RPM Raceway is set for Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9.

“I bought the Asphalt Modified, transporter, and TQ Midget that Robbie Summers had for sale in New England,” Zacharias said. “Then I sold the TQ to Lew Parks, who asked me to drive for him in Syracuse.”

Zacharias, 28, drove the asphalt Modified twice last week at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway, finishing fourth and tenth in the two races.

Parks is a long time car owner whose racing pedigree includes past involvement in Indianapolis 500 teams as well as Indoor TQ entries.

The car Zacharias will drive inside the Expo Center was originally built by Dan Drinan, noted USAC Open Wheel driver, who will be in Syracuse to assist the new team.

“I have some TQ experience,” Zacharias noted. “I made the race in Allentown, PA last year and was in Atlantic City but the engine blew.”

Zacharias is weighing his outdoor options once the Indoor Auto Racing Series Syracuse races are in the books.

“I have the pavement Modified I just bought and a 358 Modified for dirt. My goal is to race a Big Block Modified on the Super DIRT Series tour, and run as many of the RoC Tour pavement Modified races as I can,” an ambitious Zacharias shared.

One thing Zacharias is unsure of is which number his TQ will use.

“It’s not my car, it’s Lew Parks’ car,” Zacharias said. “What number we run is his call.”

Each of the two nights of racing will consist of complete programs of qualifying, heat races and feature events for the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts. This is the first time the Indoor Auto Racing Series has ever presented full programs on consecutive nights.

On Friday, March 8, TQ Midgets will run in single car time trials followed by heat races, B Mains and be climaxed by a 24-car, 40-lap feature.

The next night, Saturday, March 9, TQs will requalify, this time in group qualifying, a first for the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels.

Heats, B Mains and a 24-car, 40-lap A Main follow with the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels champion to be crowned following the finish of the feature.

Slingshots and Champ Karts will draw for starting spots in their heats races both days. Non qualifiers will follow heats with a 20-car, 20-lap A Main for both classes each night.

Doors open at 6 PM on Friday night with racing beginning at 7:30. Doors open at 5:30 PM on Saturday with racing at 7pm. Fans will be able to visit the pit area to see the cars and meet the drivers each night until 30 minutes before the racing begins.

Among Empire State drivers joining Zacharias in the TQ Midget field is new father Scott Kreutter of Buffalo, whose wife’s imminent childbirth caused him to miss the Atlantic City Indoor Auto Racing Series events.

Kreutter works at the RPM indoor karting facility in Buffalo, N.Y., but they also have one just 10 minutes from the New York State Fairgrounds in the Syracuse Destiny USA Mall.

The first Indoor Auto Racing Series event in Central New York will be the fourth and fifth legs of the series. Both races will offer equal points in helping decide a tight point race between former champions Erick Rudolph and Justin Bonsignore.

Four more upstate New York powerhouses, recent Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic winner Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, Modified dirt and paved track ace Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, Oswego teenager Tyler Thompson and former Albany-Saratoga Speedway champion Marc Johnson are all expected to be contenders for a win.

The Exposition Center opened during the Labor Day Fair. The huge, state of the art $33 million project was built without obstructing poles.

Grandstand seating will be available on both the front and backstretch. From their seats, fans will able to be able to see the entire speedway plus the pit area which will be located on the far side of the building. The building has a different seating configuration than other venues the series stops at in that grandstand patrons enter at track level, then walk up to seating areas.

Information including a direct link to E-Tix for advance tickets is available at indoorautoracingseries.com. At this location you’ll be able to pick your choice seat from three sections located on both the front and the backstretch. Tickets can also be purchased by calling E-Tixs directly at 1-800-514-3849. Tickets will also be available each day of the event starting at 2 PM at the Expo Box Office, but prices increase by $5 each on the days of the event.

 

 

SMITT’S COLLISION CENTER TO BE PART OF HUGE AUTO RACING EVENT. . . . . . .

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES RETURNS TO PHILLIPSBURG MALL FOR WEEK LONG SHOW OPENING, SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD

Behind the scenes, the defining details and prep work continue as the energetic Dirt Track Heroes management staff place the many pieces together for another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is edging closer to the opening day of the event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2019 with Sunday, March 3rd chosen to be the lid lifter to the week long show. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track racing scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 9th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special event.

The show will once again offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

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

Joining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for the second consecutive year is the experts from Smitty's Collision Center, located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania. Smitty's has been the preferred choice of many satisfied customers throughout his many years of offering quality bodywork and expert repair work on cars and trucks. The phone number to reach them is: 610-258-5297. Collision repairs, Auto Body Repair and Painting, Air Bag Service, Alignments, Aluminum and Metal work, Anti Lock Brake Service and Repair, PPG and Dupont Paints and 24 hour towing are just a part of the many services offered at Smitty's. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 until 5 with Saturday hours of 8 until 4. Check out their website at: www.smittysofpalmer.com

Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811. The IRCO website is: www.ircocu.com, Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, can be reached at: www.smithfabrications.com, or contact Richie by phone at: 610-462-4302. Premio Foods will once again partner with the show in 2019 and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products. Reach them at: www.premiofoods.com

JPA Masonry can be contacted by phone at: 570-839-9656 or through email at: info@jpamasonry.com.

UpstateAuto in Germantown, New York can be reached at: 518-537-2237 or: www.upstateautoinc.com.

APS Powder Coating Services can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or: apspowdercoating@gmail.com.

A.R.M Automotive can be reached at: 610-588-2761, Phillipsburg Easton Honda is back on board and will have a display at the show, Speed Tec has signed on with a number to reach them at: 610-438-3167 and Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedway can be reached at: 570-420-5500.

All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Snyder Photography and Dale Snyder Video, Mike Ritter, Greg Collins Harmony and Archie Myers Harmony are back on board for the show. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Racers, 600 and 270 Sprints, Midgets, Mid-Atlantic, NEWS, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Accord, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport and Snydersville will be among the many speedways invited to the 2019 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display for the 12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. You may also contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net. Follow the simple instructions posted on the website to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

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

 

 

Attica Fremont Championship Series gaining momentum; memberships available

Attica Fremont Championship Series gaining momentum

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

Contact: Duane Hancock

afcssprints@gmail.com

The newly created All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont 410 Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group along with the KS Sales & Service AFCS 305 Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales is gaining momentum leading up to the season opener April 12 at Attica Raceway Park.

The AFCS will carry a separate point fund for the 18 AFCS 410 c.i. sprint races (9 events each at both Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway) and the 14 AFCS 305 c.i. sprint events (7 each at Attica and Fremont).

“Things are shaping up very well for the inaugural AFCS season. We are gaining marketing partners all the time and getting a lot of positive feedback as we work on showcasing the talent at both of these great tracks,” said Duane Hancock, AFCS Series Director. “We will announce the point funds soon as we are still adding partners to the series.”

Not only will there a separate point fund for the AFCS, but there will be shows throughout the season with bigger purses. There will be eight AFCS 410 events each paying $4,000 to win with back-to-back nights – Fridays at Attica and Saturdays at Fremont.

“The goal is to put more funds in the hands of the loyal teams that support our tracks every weekend. Thanks to Spanky’s Pizza in Carey (OH) for stepping up to help with six of the higher paying events,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

Also, thanks to Bryan, Ohio race fan Jack Fortney, the “hard charger” in both the 410 and 305 AFCS features will receive Jack’s All Out Award. The driver advancing the most position from their original start to the finish of the A-main in the AFCS 410 feature will earn $100 and the driver accomplishing the same in the AFCS 305 feature will earn $50.

The AFCS 305 teams will also see six shows paying $1,000 to win in 2019.

“We are excited to help the 305 teams with more money being paid out throughout the season. The two tracks working together will benefit the teams and fans and help strengthen the sport,” said Ryan Schiets, Chair of the Fremont Speedway Board of Directors.

Teams planning to compete for the AFCS title and points fund are required to pay a membership fee of $125 for the 410 sprints and $100 for the 305 sprints.

“As a bonus for becoming an AFCS member, there will be some AFCS members-only giveaways during the season thanks to some great supporters of the series,” Hancock said.

For more information on becoming a marketing partner with the AFCS or general questions call Duane Hancock at 419-553-6746 or email afcssprints@gmail.com

Fans can keep up with the AFCS on Twitter @afcs_sprints; on Facebook by following afcssprints and on the web at www.afcssprints.com

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

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can’t on All Pro.

About Kistler Racing Products – www.kistlerracing.com

Located in near Fremont, Ohio, Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere. Kistlers supplies everything you need from A – Z : Axles to Zeus buttons including product line Arai Helmets to Zemco – if you need it, we’ve got it. If it makes a race car competitive to win, you will find it at Kistler Racing Products – and you will get all the technical support and one on one personalized customer service that you deserve. At Kistler Racing Products, you are not just another number – you are important to us and you will know it!

About KS Sales & Service – Gibsonburg, Ohio

Located just off U.S. Rt. 6, south of Gibsonburg, Ohio, KS Sales & Service is an authorized Cub Cadet dealer and service provider. Selling push behind, zero-turn and riding lawn mowers along with ATVs and a complete line of Cub cadet snow blowers, KS Sales and Service has the right machine for you. Call Kevin Shammo at 419-638-4005 for more information.

About Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales – www.jasondietschtrailersales.com

Located in Edgerton, Ohio, Jason Dietsch Trailer sales is the largest dealer in Northwest Ohio, with over 350 trailers in stock. If they don’t have it in stock they can get it ordered for your needs. Jason Dietsch trailer sales represents United Trailers, ATC Trailers, Sundowner Trailers, Legend and Renegade Trailers, Load Trailers, Lamar Trailers, Behnke Enterprises, Sure Track, RC Trailers and American Hauler.

Attica Fremont Championship Series 2019 Schedule

410 sprints:

Friday, April 12 – Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, April 13 – Fremont Speedway

Friday, May 3 – Attica Raceway Park $4,000 to win – Spanky’s Pizza of Carey Weekend

Saturday, May 4 – Fremont Speedway $4,000 to win – Spanky’s Pizza of Carey Weekend

Friday, May 17 – Attica Raceway Park $4,000 to win – Spanky’s Pizza of Carey Weekend

Saturday, May 18 – Fremont Speedway $4,000 to win – Spanky’s Pizza of Carey Weekend

Friday, June 7 – Attica Raceway Park $4,000 to win – Spanky’s Pizza of Carey Weekend

Saturday, June 8 – Fremont Speedway $4,000 to win – Spanky’s Pizza of Carey Weekend

Friday, June 28 – Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, June 29 – Fremont Speedway

Friday, July 5 – Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, July 6 – Fremont Speedway

Friday, July 12 – Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, July 13 – Fremont Speedway

Friday, July 26 – Attica Raceway Park $4,000 to win

Saturday, July 27 – Fremont Speedway $4,000 to win

Friday, Aug. 16 – Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Sept. 6 – Fremont Speedway championship night

305 sprints:

Friday, April 12 – Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, April 13 – Fremont Speedway

Friday, May 17 – Attica Raceway Park $1,000 to win

Saturday, May 18 – Fremont Speedway $1,000 to win

Friday, June 7 – Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, June 8 – Fremont Speedway $1,000 to win

Friday, July 5 – Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, July 6 – Fremont Speedway

Friday, July 12 – Attica Raceway Park $1,000 to win

Saturday, July 13 – Fremont Speedway $1,000 to win

Friday, July 26 – Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, July 27 – Fremont Speedway

Friday, Aug. 16 – Attica Raceway Park $1,000 to win

Friday, Sept. 6 – Fremont Speedway championship night

(Schedules subject to change)

 

 

GT Bobcat Tyson Perez Memorial supported by Central Vic Earthworks
With the 9th annual Spud Show scheduled for March 2nd at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier we are very pleased to announce a new sponsor for the event and welcomes back a long-time supporter. GT Bobcat and Central Vic Earthworks have taken up naming rights for the show. Paying $3000 for the win and total purse of $12K this show is a must attend for 360 teams.
“Long time sponsor GT Bobcat has supported this show for many years now and we couldn’t be happier to have them back again this year. GT & Tracy Douglass have been with us since we moved the Spud show to the Mount and again we cannot thank them enough for the support. Central Vic Earthworks have also come on board this year to help us fund the event. This is the first season they have been involved as a series sponsor and we hope it will be a long term relationship.” Promoter Searle tells us.
Nominations are open so get them in ASAP to mandyallstars@bigpond.com
Be part of this historic and emotional night that pays tribute to Tyson (Spud) Perez who passed away to young. March 2nd Borderline Speedway Mt Gambier. SA
Chad

 

Red Hawk Casino returns as a sponsor of Placerville Speedway in 2019

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – February 19, 2019…With the 2019 season in sight the Placerville Speedway is pleased to announce that Red Hawk Casino will be returning as a sponsor for the upcoming campaign at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile.

The Placerville Speedway is entering its 54th season of competition and the fourth under the leadership of promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold of Russell Motorsports Inc. Since opening in 1965 the high-banked, red-clay bullring has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California and is just a short drive up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

Visits by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Cars and more dot the schedule for what is sure to be a memorable year at the quarter-mile.

With numerous big events on tap this season Russell is anticipating a strong 2019 slate and spoke about the return of Red Hawk Casino as a sponsor of the venue, “We are definitely excited to continue the long-standing partnership with Red Hawk Casino and appreciate their support of Placerville Speedway and the surrounding community,” he commented. “We are looking forward to a great season and want to thank them for their continued support.”

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) is deeply committed to sustaining and improving the quality of life in El Dorado County. The Tribe and its Red Hawk Casino are honored to make a substantial economic and social impact in the county.

Voted Sacramento’s Best Casino, Red Hawk boasts magnificent views and a natural setting and provides a first-class gaming experience. Located on a beautiful hilltop less than 20 minutes east of Sacramento on Highway 50, Red Hawk is the gamblers oasis with more than 2,500 slots, a variety of table games and award-winning dining. Prior to the races and afterwards be sure to make Red Hawk your destination for fun! To learn more about Red Hawk Casino visit their official website https://www.redhawkcasino.com/

To learn more about the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, visit www.shinglespringsrancheria.com

The Placerville Speedway will hold a playday on March 16th, before opening the season on Saturday March 23rd with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. With the Saturday date coming open it marks the first time that the event will be held on a weekend. To purchase your tickets for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by RIEBES NAPA Auto Parts visit https://bit.ly/2LGeTFb

Just one week later the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its third season of action with the Spring Fever Frenzy on March 30th. It makes for two back-to-back huge weeks of racing to launch the Placerville Speedway season. The BCRA Midget Lites will act as the companion class during the evening. Online tickets for that event are available at https://www.universe.com/events/2019-sprint-car-challenge-tour-points-race-1-spring-fever-frenzy-tickets-placerville-S5GLJK

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 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series | Law Enforcement Night

 

 

King of the 360’s Again! Terry McCarl Claims 4th Crown at East Bay Raceway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Tampa, FL, Terry McCarl claimed is fourth career King of the 360’s title in what was his first weekend of action piloting the Destiny Motorsports No. 4 entry.

“Man, I just love East Bay Raceway Park and I am really happy to win this race again,” an excited Terry McCarl said. “I think I am one of the only drivers still competing who knew Ronald Laney, his girlfriend, and even his dog, so to win this race in his honor for a fourth time is really something special.”

The three-day extravaganza got underway on Thursday night, and the Iowa native got his week kicked off by storming to a heat race win aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/SnowPlow.com backed machine. Sitting eighth in points heading into the feature, TMAC would line up in the fourth row for the opening night feature event.

Showing just why he loves ‘The Clay By the Bay’ so much, McCarl would work his way up to the top spot as he battled with the likes of Mark Smith, and Cory Eliason late in the race. Sealing a tire in the latter stages of the feature, McCarl would drop a couple of positions but still closed out his debut with Destiny Motorsports on the podium with his third place finish.

Returning to action on Friday night, a hungry McCarl looked to be even better as he looked to score more event points to position himself well for Saturday night’s finale. Gridding the field from the third starting position in his heat race, McCarl would grab one position aboard the Bosma Poultry/Simplot/STC machine as his second place finish placed him 13th on the starting grid.

In what would be a non-stop feature event, McCarl flexed his muscle on this night as he scratched and clawed his way forward earning valuable points with each and every move he made. Running a very strong race, McCarl would cap his night with a nice charge to sixth

Sitting fourth in King of the 360’s points heading into the finale, Lady Luck played hard to get as the six pill lined him up in the third row for the 40-lap feature event as he looked to become the first ever back-to-back winner of the race.

On a very racy surface when the feature event rolled around, McCarl wasted no time getting to the front as he quickly got to Mark Smith and began putting the pressure on for the top spot.

Biding his time and continuing to run in second, McCarl would make a big move to try and overtake the top spot only to see his advances countered putting him back to second.

Sticking with Smith, TMAC would go all in on the last lap as he would stalk the leader into turns one and two before making his move coming to the checkered flag and making his fourth event win memorable as it brought the crowd to their feet and set off quite the victory lane celebration.

“My guys really worked hard all night to give me a great car, and I knew we would have to be pretty good with the way this track constantly changes,” McCarl said. “We have some great partners on this car that let us come down here, and it is great to get a win for Rick and Barb Rogers after we just put this deal together a couple of months ago. It’s not over until it’s over, and I hope the fans enjoyed that one."

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, SnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., Simplot, STC, T.W. Vance Trucking, KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, JLT Ent., Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Dynasty Stucco, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, CM Rocks, Mastell Brothers, 212 Boiling Point, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, HRP, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Octane Ink, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and Hoosier Tires North for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are set to meet up with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday night in Texas.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Daniel Traveling to Texas for World of Outlaws Action Following Successful Event in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2019) - Mason Daniel returns to World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition this weekend as he is heading to Texas.

The team is scheduled to race on Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and on Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore during the East Texas LoneStar Shootout. It will mark his debut at both tracks.

"I want to learn more and progress in 410 racing," he said. "I'm glad that's our focus this year. Going forward the majority of our races will be in the 410 division. I've never raced in Texas so I get to add another state and it'll be great to race on two new tracks."

Daniel made his 360ci winged sprint car season debut last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park, which hosted the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

"I think the last two nights we got the car figured out and showed speed, but I made too many mistakes," he said. "I was struggling on that track. It's really unlike anything I've experienced. The car will not drive straight out of the corner like at any other track. You have to keep the car sideways down the straightaway so you can make your arc into the corner. When it gets slicked off it's really hard to make your car hook up. You put it in your memory bank and the next time you go back try to improve."

The opening night started strong for Daniel, who powered from fourth to second place in a heat race to rank 10th out of 52 drivers. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the 25-lap main event.

"We had some good battles with some guys," he said. "We had a yellow come out and after that I made a couple of mistakes. We got shuffled back and I missed my marks and that's what caused us to finish 12th. That's something to remember and improve on next time."

Daniel gained two positions in a heat race to finish fourth on Friday. That put him on the pole of a B Main, which he won to transfer into the rear of the A Main. He picked up a trio of spots in the race to place 18 th.

"By the time you get to the flag stand off the green the leaders are halfway down the back straightaway," he said. "We just didn't pass enough cars in the heat to set ourselves up. It's tough that far back being in dirty air with a lot of guys in front of you. It was a great learning night."

The weekend concluded on Saturday. A second-place run in a heat race locked him into the 12th starting position for the 40-lap main event.

"We had a run where we were going forward and a yellow happened," he said. "I got stuck on the bottom trying to get by a car in front of me. I got stuck in that sandy stuff and I got freight trained on the top. On a positive note when (leader) Mark Smith got by us we kept with him. The car is fast enough. The guys put a lot of hard work into it. These tracks in Florida are unlike anything I've ever seen so it's been a good learning experience."

Daniel posted a 13th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 14 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 12 (10).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (21).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 13 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dillon Risk Management

Dillon Risk Management is an award-winning risk management insurance company located in Granite Bay, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.DillonRisk.com.

"Dillon Risk Management has been a big part of our program the last couple of years," Daniel said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Daniel would also like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, Valley Pacific, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Traveling to Texas for World of Outlaws Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 19, 2019) - Kraig Kinser will tackle a pair of Texas tracks this weekend.

Kinser and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series venture to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige on Friday and LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore on Saturday for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout.

"After Florida you have a little break to go to the shop and regroup," he said. "I feel like our car was handling well so I'm looking to get back to the track to see exactly where we are."

Kinser has one career start at Cotton Bowl Speedway, where he finished 20 th during his debut in 2016.

Kinser's career-best result in a handful of starts at LoneStar Speedway was a third-place run during his debut in 2004. He also placed eighth in 2010 and finished 10th twice in 2009 before maneuvering from 20 th to 11th in 2017 to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"Knowing that you can move through the field is positive," he said. "Our goal is to start toward the front, but it's nice to know we've had some success at the track when things weren't going to plan. That's always a boost going to a place like that."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems specializing in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com .

"Pretty much every header I've ever ran is from Schoenfeld," Kinser said. "It's a great group of guys over there that make a solid product. They are easy to work with and they know quite a bit about every aspect of racing."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, The Race Shack, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks, Wings Unlimited, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Rallies During Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2019) - Greg Wilson knocked the cobwebs off last weekend during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s following a busy offseason.

It marked the first time since 2015 Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team tackled the event at East Bay Raceway Park.

"We've changed a lot of stuff over the winter so the first couple of nights it was figuring out what we needed to do," he said. "I felt like we had a pretty decent car on Saturday and we had plenty of speed. It was good to get down there and knock the rust off. Plus, we had people from Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics and Maverick Portables down there. It was pretty cool to have them all there with us."

The three-day spectacle was also a rare 360ci winged sprint car event for Wilson, who spent the previous three seasons competing full time in a 410ci winged sprint car on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Wilson learned throughout the two preliminary nights before posting his best outing of the event on Saturday. He advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race before winning a B Main to lock into the 40-lap A Main.

"We made some headway," he said. "We were in the show and passed some cars. We found out after the race we had one mechanical issue we needed to address. We were so bad the first couple of nights it was frustrating. We threw some different stuff at it on Saturday and it made a difference. In racing you're looking for a direction. Mission accomplished. A piece of mind is we improved pretty drastically from Thursday to Friday to Saturday."

Wilson gained several positions during Saturday's main event before ending 15th out of more than 50 drivers who raced throughout the weekend.

"East Bay is a tough track," he noted. "Throughout the years if you unload and you're good you're usually good the whole weekend. If you struggle early you usually struggle the whole time. The track is pretty sandy, but damp. It was nice to figure some stuff out and get headed in the right direction. I can't wait to get racing again to keep improving."

Action resumes this Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout with the World of Outlaws. Wilson has one career start with the Outlaws at each track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 14 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 4 (4).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (4); B Main: 6 (1); Non-Qualifier Race: 3 (2).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 15 (18).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Monday at Hamm's Tires in Fort Worth, Texas, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ohio Logistics

Ohio Logistics, which is based in Findlay, Ohio, is a world-class distribution facility. The company is in 20 locations in five states and has grown into one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Upper Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.OhioLogistics.com.

"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool."

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

 

 

Hill Consistent Throughout Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2019) - Poor luck and timing trumped consistency and speed for Alex Hill during the three-day Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s event at East Bay Raceway Park last weekend.

While Hill advanced or maintained her starting position in five of six races, it wasn't quite enough to enable her to crack an A Main lineup among the stout field that averaged approximately 50 cars each night.

"I felt we were fast all weekend," she said. "We were eighth overall in hot laps on the final night. We just had some bad draws and starts and restarts."

Her best heat race draw during the event was on Friday when she drew the fourth starting spot.

"We had a good draw on Friday, but a guy starting behind us jumped two rows and they let it go," she said. "That got us bunched up in the first turn and we ended up losing several spots."

The racing surface presented a challenge as well.

"The track conditions were kind of tough," she said. "But that's not an excuse since everyone races on the same track. It was just one more thing in addition to not really having anything go our way in three nights of racing.

"It was just one of those times when we couldn't seem to get a break. That happens to everyone. We still learned from it. We'll put it behind us and look forward to our first race with ASCS this year."

Hill's next scheduled race is the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, March 15-16.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 14 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (6).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 7 (4); B Main: 6 (6).

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

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 15-16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fisher Racing Engines

Fisher Racing Engines is a long-time noted builder and supplier of racing engines, particularly for some of the top sprint car teams in the country. Fisher Racing Engines is located in Plain City, Ohio. Visit Fisher Racing Engines on Facebook or call (614) 873-7062 for more information.

"Fisher engines are fast," Hill said. "We like their power and reliability. They're the only engines we and our teammate, Sam, run now. Charlie and his son are great people."

Hill would also like to thank Original Traders Energy, Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Gaerte/TOPP Performance Race Products, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

ST JOHN’S ANGELS BACK ON BOARD FOR 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL, OPENING MARCH 3RD

Each year for the past 12 years the first week in March race fans, legends of racing, current racing stars, and the stars of tomorrow gather at the mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey for the Dirt Track Hereos Show. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic. It encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. For all the details, visit, www.dirttrackheroescarshow.com

The 12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a busy seven days planned with opening day set for Sunday, March 3rd. Race cars from a multitude of series and divisions and show cars from street rods to drag cars will be on display with a full week of nightly special events and interviews. The 2018 edition of the show produced more than 300 driver and owner interviews throughout the week. In 2018, there were 141 entries for the event. The popular round table discussions return and expanded as many of the legendary drivers reunite to share special and unique stories that took place at the speedways on and off the track. With this being the twelfth year of the show's existence, the management and staff of the event are reaching out to all avenues of racing to become involved with the show.

Quaker Steak & Lube will once again sponsor the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes event to be held at the Phillipsburg Mall from March 3rd through the 9th in 2019. Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, is the award-winning casual dining concept known for their Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show to take place at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey Mall, located on Route 22 East. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled with some of the best food in the local area.

For the 12th consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will be a strong supporting sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes Race Car Show. “IRCO Credit Union is pleased to continue its very successful relationship with the Dirt Track Heroes Show,” stated IRCO Vice President Greg Collins. “The show has proven to be a very effective means of establishing the IRCO brand and promoting our various financial products in both the local and racing community. We look forward to another outstanding show at the Phillipsburg Mall in March.” Collins, who is the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway further added, "We are overjoyed to once again play an integral part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For me, since day one of the very first show, it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and we are proud to be associated with this great show. It is hard to believe this is the twelfth year of the show as the years have gone by so quickly. We are looking forward to another great show and rekindling the great memories of the golden era of the sport."

Joining the show for the fourth consecutive year will be the fine folks at Premio Foods. Premio Foods, a traditional and family run business, is one of the nation's largest sausage producers. For more than 40 years, Premio has provided quality sausages for all occasions. Premio's fine products are available at your local grocery store, supercenters and warehouse clubs. Premio is not interested in the ordinary as they want their sausages to be the very best. Their blend of passion, skill, authenticity and commitment to quality creates recipes like no other. They find the perfect blend of meat, seasoning and spices. Crafted to perfection. Premio sausages make your family feel like the guests of honor. Whether grilling for the big game, gathered around the Sunday dinner table or heading out to tailgate at the weekend races, the perfectly blended flavors lift any occasion. Crafted from tradition, the taste is familiar, fresh and authentically Italian, "THE WAY SAUSAGE SHOULD BE." The Premio Foods website has countless recipes, money saving coupons and information about their full line of quality products, please visit www.premiofoods.com

Premio Foods has signed on to sponsor at the show and is proudly sponsoring drivers Willie Osmun, Sammy Martz and Steve Davis race cars in 2019 and information regarding Premio's extensive line of authentic Italian Sausage will be available at the Premio race car display throughout the course of the show.

Additionally, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Upstate Auto, Smith Fabrications, APS Powdercoating, ARM Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedway and Speed Tec are on board as sponsors for the twelfth edition of the show. Additional sponsors are being added on a daily basis.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

ENTRIES are still being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show.

The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt.

For the third straight year the Dirt Track Heroes Show will continue its support of Saint John’s Angels, a Relay for Life of Greater Warren County. Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Team members will be present all week long at the Mall selling baked goods and purple ribbon-branded Relay for Life merchandise in support of their participation of the Relay for Life event to be held Saturday June 1, 2019.

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

 

 

Racing returns to the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday February 23rd

Stockton, CA - February 18, 2019...This Saturday February 23rd it's time to kick it up the dirt once again at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds based Stockton Dirt Track. The night of racing showcases a $2,000-to-win/ $300-to-start Winged 360 Sprint Car main event, $1500-to-win A-Mod feature and a $500-to-win B-Mod event.

The event features an early start with the pit meeting at 1:45pm and cars will be on track at 2pm. Racing is scheduled for around 3. Front gate opens at 2.

Five-time Stockton Dirt Track winner Rico Abreu from Rutherford will be a favorite with the Winged 360 Sprint Cars, but will face the challenges of three-time track victor Andy Forsberg of Auburn and Chili Bowl Nationals A-main starter Colby Copeland of Roseville. The evening of competition will be a perfect tune-up for the King of the West-NARC opener, which takes place at the track one week later.

General Admission Prices for Saturday February 23rd.

Ages 13 & older - $20 Kids 5-12 & Miliatry w/ID - $15 Kids 4 & Under - FREE

Parking $5

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Upcoming events at the Stockton Dirt Track

Saturday February 23rd: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, A-Mods and B-Mods

Saturday March 2nd: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series season-opener and B-Mods

Saturday March 16th: “FVP Platinum Battery Showdown” featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and NorCal Dwarf Cars

Friday and Saturday April 12th and 13th: “Asparagus Cup” featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards

Saturday May 25th: "Jimmy Sills Classic" featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midgets

 

 

Price Excited for Second Opportunity to Run ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Feb. 18, 2019) - Robbie Price is returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as a full-time competitor for the second straight year.

Unfortunately, his bid to run the full season ended early last season. This time Price will pilot his family owned No. 21p with the national 360ci winged sprint car series that races throughout states between Washington to Pennsylvania.

"I hate how last year ended," he said. "I'd have a lot of regret if I don't run the whole thing. I don't want to look back 10 years from now and wish I made it the whole deal."

The ASCS National Tour season kicks off March 15-16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals. However, Price is slated to open his year next week during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visit to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Feb. 27-28.

"I'm going to run the 410 as much as I can and fill in wherever I can," he said.

Price estimated he will race in the 410 division at approximately 20-to-25 shows, including all World of Outlaws events on the West Coast between the Las Vegas races and the start of the ASCS National Tour season.

Price competed in the first 10 ASCS National Tour races last year and in three additional races, making 13 starts in 36 races that were held. His best result was a career-best third-place run at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"I think it improved my driving style a lot, adapting to different tracks," he said. "It gave me an idea of what the ASCS National Tour races on. It made me learn a lot about racing itself and racing as a business."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 27-28 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal

Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal has been serving Duncan, the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, since 1996. Seven certified journeymen with more than 90 years of combined experience provide quality craftsmanship to complete residential and commercial HVAC projects as well as custom fabrication. For more information, visit http://www.MillstoneHeating.com .

"Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal specializes in commercial and residential heating and air conditioning installation," Price said. "It has been instrumental in my racing career and I appreciate the support from everyone at the company."

Price would like to thank CARSTAR Leduc, Shark Racing Engines, Wildlight Motorsports Photography and Triple X Race Co. for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Produces Podium Finish During Second Round of Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2019) - Travis Rilat posted a podium finish during the second night of the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park.

It was the highlight of a three-day event that kicked off the season for the BDS Motorsports driver.

"It was a decent weekend for the first one of the year," he said. "We could have had better results, but we had good speed. More importantly we got to honor Ronald's memory and spend time with his father, Marcus. It's just nice that we have that bond and friendship that's lasted all these years. For him to still be around the sport that he lost his son in is pretty neat. He and I got there Wednesday and shared some great times."

The event began on Thursday with Rilat finishing fourth in a heat race and third in a B Main to miss advancing into the main event by only one position.

Friday's action started much better as Rilat won a heat race after lining up on the outside of the front row. That earned enough points to start the 25-lap main event sixth.

Rilat drove into third place on the opening lap. He advanced into the runner-up position near the midpoint of the race before losing a position in the closing laps to score a third-place run.

"On the start of the race we got a great run around the top and picked off a few cars," he said. "It got a little dicey in traffic. We gained a position and lost one late in the race to end third."

The event concluded on Saturday. Another heat race win locked Rilat into the 10th starting position for the 40-lap main event.

"I didn't make the right moves early enough in the race to get the car going," he said. "I just wasn't in the right spot. I went right around the top the first of the race and the track wasn't cleaned off. I should have run the bottom side early."

Rilat rebounded in the second half of the race to record an 11th -place finish.

The team is scheduled to return to action March 15-16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 46th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 14 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 3 (3).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (6).

Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (10).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 15-16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 46 th annual ASCS Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TravisRilat29/

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The BOSS

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"The BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. It's been exciting to see him grow his business and we're appreciative of his support in our racing endeavors."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, CnB Chubby, Joe's Kleen Products, Schoenfeld Headers, KSE Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Xtreme Friction Fighter, Engler Machine & Tool, Smiley's Race Products, HRP Wings, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gillund Enterprises, Hepfner Racing Products, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Backed Bogucki Ready for Sophomore Season on ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 18, 2019) - Like most racers, Australian Scott Bogucki is excited to begin the 2019 season. The main reason is that he will be visiting a lot of tracks aboard his SawBlade.com sponsored 360ci sprint car with valuable experience following last year's rookie campaign on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We aren't starting from scratch," he said. "We have notes and information from last year and we know what we need to do."

Bogucki earned the ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award in 2018 when he finished eighth in the national standings. He also scored his first series win at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"The main thing I learned is we have to lock into the feature every night and not have to use provisionals," he said. "You don't get points with provisionals. If we had raced into all the features last year we would have finished at least sixth in points. This year we need to consistently make features."

Out of the 44 races he competed in during 2018, Bogucki had seven top-five finishes and 19 top-10 runs.

Bogucki said over the winter the team "stepped up" their engine program and when the opportunity arises when the ASCS National Tour is not running, he hopes to compete in more 410ci sprint car events.

Bogucki will begin the year competing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars this Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, during the East Texas LoneStar Shootout.

"We put a new car together after the Knoxville Nationals last year and we will start the year with that car," he said. "We have two other new Maxim cars ready and we have a new Ostrich engine coming to go with the others that have been freshened to begin the ASCS National Tour in March.

"We are starting out the year a lot further along than we were last year. It's been a lot of hard work and stress to get here, but it's all I've ever wanted to do."

Bogucki noted that he competed in a couple of races in Australia last month, but is starting out in Texas with the World of Outlaws for more seat time prior to the ASCS National Tour opener next month.

"A couple of races in the past four or five months aren't enough," he said. "I need a lot more seat time to keep learning and growing. I've never competed at Cotton Bowl or LoneStar so hopefully we learn some things and make the shows."

Bogucki said long-time friend and helper Jack Mccarthy will make the trip from Australia to help work on the team.

"He's worked with me ever since I started racing sprint cars," he added. "He will be a huge help."

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"I'm so thankful to have SawBlade back in 2019," Bogucki said. "We couldn't do this without them. Hopefully we can get them more wins in 2019."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, KW Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, Weld Wheels, Rod End Supply, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, K1, Rocket Design, Momentum Suspension, Denver Findley, Al Drivelines, PAC, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium and Maxim Chassis for their continued support.

 

Dominic Scelzi Set for Season Debut in Roth Motorsports Ride Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi is slated to make his first start of the season with Roth Motorsports this Saturday when the team travels to Keller Auto Speedway.

The opportunity is an exciting one for Scelzi, who has three career feature victories at the oval in Hanford, Calif.

"We ran three races last year and they reshaped the track," he said. "It was so different. The first time it was slick and wide with no cushion. There was nothing to lean on. We were able to win by quite a bit. When we went back for the Cotton Classic it was wet, hooked up and rough. You could run anywhere around the track, but you had to dodge the holes."

In addition to the triumph in April, Scelzi also posted a top five in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car divisions during the Cotton Classic in October.

This Saturday's race is also the first in approximately 30-to-35 races in a Roth Motorsports entry for Scelzi.

"Any time you jump into a deal like what we have with Roth Motorsports you go there to win the race," he said. "That's the goal and that's the plan. This is motor sports and it's very unpredictable. I feel like we should be pretty quick, but it's a new car and everything is all new. Hopefully we can be fast out the gate. I'm grateful to Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura and everyone at Roth for the opportunity and I look forward to making the most out of it."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

Scelzi Enterprises builds 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 has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years and that passion for the sport has been passed down to my brother and I. The Scelzi name is well known in auto racing and we're doing our best to carry on the winning legacy."

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

 

 

Speed Shift TV and POWRi Partner for 2019 Season and Beyond

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Feb. 18, 2019) - Speed Shift TV is pleased to announce a partnership with POWRi Racing beginning with the 2019 season.

The motor sports marketing, production and live streaming provider will live broadcast approximately 40 POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League, POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro events this season with the complete schedule being announced in the near future.

"POWRi boasts a stellar field of talent and they visit some extremely iconic tracks," Speed Shift TV Announcer Chet Christner said. "I have no doubt it will make for an exciting time behind the mic for these broadcasts and we look forward to helping them showcase their brand of racing to an international audience."

Speed Shift TV will also house exclusive and extended On-Demand coverage from various events that are not broadcast live and all content will be available with the recently announced VIP subscription, which is only $40 per month. On-Demand passes are also available for $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year.

Coverage will begin with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League's 6 th annual Turnpike Challenge, which is March 21 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; March 22-23 at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla.; and March 24 at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

For a list of all upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Krikke Motorsport’s Championship Chase

Following last Saturday night’s eighth World Series Sprintcar Championship round at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway in Western Australia, the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Kerry Madsen are hot in pursuit of the championship lead, which currently sits just seven points out of reach.

Visiting the Albany venue for the first time since a World Series round during the 2011-12 season, Madsen managed to improve on his inside second row starting position. However, despite coming home in second place, the result wasn’t quite enough to cover the points haul from race winner Steven Lines, who has now taken back over the WSS point standings lead ahead of Madsen.

With just seven points the difference between them, a sixth WSS Championship victory for the Bunbury, WA-based team is well within sight as they prepare to contest this Friday and Saturday night’s final two series rounds at the Perth Motorplex.

Having last emerged victorious in the 2014-15 season WSS Championship with former team driver Brooke Tatnell at the helm, the team is confident that Madsen is more than capable of reclaiming the crown.

“We’re not quite where we wanted to be heading into the final two World Series rounds after slipping back to second in the points, but we’re only seven points behind the lead, we are still well and truly in the hunt,” enthused the four-time Australian Champion.

“It’s all going to come down to these last two rounds and whoever has the better run between the two of us (Steven Lines) will most likely come out on top. Our goal is to hopefully win both nights and then the point standings will take care of itself.”

Current WSS Championship Point Standings (after eight completed rounds): 1: Steven Lines - 2242 points 2: Kerry Madsen - 2235 3: James McFadden - 2005 5: Rusty Hickman - 1703 4: Jamie Veal - 1639

Krikke Motorsport’s range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies, hats, t-shirts, raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts and kids’ t-shirts, is available for purchase at the track from the team’s transporter. A limited range of stock is also available via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A Lucas Spray Painters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, South West Conveyancing, and Richard Hathaway Photography.

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

 

 

Online ticketing returns to Placerville Speedway this season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA - February 18, 2019...After debuting with popular reviews last season, the Placerville Speedway is happy to welcome back the convenience of online ticketing in 2019.

Tickets are now available for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards sanctioned “Spring Fever Frenzy” on Saturday March 30th, along with all championship weekly point races in April. To access those visit https://www.universe.com/users/placerville-speedway-C14XGB

Simply visit the universe ticket link or the schedule page on the Placerville Speedway website to access events that are on sale during the season. Fans will have the opportunity to either print out tickets or download them to their smart phone that can be scanned at the front gate.

Keep in mind that online ticket holders and those with season passes will be allowed access through a designated gate first on race nights, which is an added benefit of getting tickets early.

The 2019 Placerville Speedway season opens with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts on Saturday March 23rd. It marks the first time that the event will be held on a weekend date. Online tickets for it can be purchased through the World of Outlaws at https://bit.ly/2LGeTFb

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 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 16: Test and Tune

Saturday March 23: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday March 30: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 6: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series | Law Enforcement Night

 

 

The 30th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Promises to Be One of the Biggest Ever!

Knoxville, IA, February 18, 2018 – The 30th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction festivities will be held Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1! Tickets for Saturday’s induction banquet are $25 and can be ordered by contacting Lori DeMoss at 641-842-6176 or by e-mail at LDeMoss@SprintCarHoF.com. The banquet will again be held at Noon in the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. Festivities will get underway with a catered luncheon from Rib Shack.

Those individuals being inducted for their career achievements include: Drivers – Richard Griffin, Jason Johnson and Stevie Smith; Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors – M.A. Brown and C.K. Spurlock; Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors – Thomas J. Schmeh and Greg Stephens; and Pre-1945 Era – “Wild” Bill Endicott. Hall of Famers Dave Argabright and Pat Sullivan will emcee the event. Following Saturday’s induction, inductees’ families and friends are invited back to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s second floor for the unveiling of the new inductees’ plaques.

One of the highlights of the weekend also includes the attendance of previous National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, making the Friday, May 31, festivities at the museum a “must attend” event. This year, that will be elevated with a screening of the documentary, “The Legend of Stan Bowman” in the museum’s theater on the second floor. The film is tentatively scheduled to screen at 6 p.m. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting event!

Following the screening, at 7 p.m., will be our salute to our inductees on the museum’s second floor! The reception and gathering of previous inductees always includes an open mic discussion with plenty of stories, true or fabricated! The reception is FREE and open to the public. Pennsylvania’s Lynn Paxton and Indiana’s Steve Stapp are often the ring leaders, as we are treated to a night of stories from some of the greats of the sport. Invitations are going out to our inductees soon, so stay tuned for who to expect in Knoxville during Induction weekend and our Friday night festivities!

Saturday evening, racing is scheduled at the Knoxville Raceway. McKay Group/West Bend Insurance Night Knoxville Championship Cup Series racing will feature 410 sprint cars, 360 sprints featuring the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and 305 sprints.

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Phillipsburg Mall to host Free Auto Racing Event. . . . .

JEFF’S AUTOMOTIVE BACK IN THE RACE FOR 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT, MARCH 3 TO 9

The operative words to best describe the behind the scenes work leading up to the 12th Annual Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show would be "fully engaged." The phones remain busy and the internet is up to speed with another sponsor signing on for what will be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2019 with opening day set for Sunday, March 3rd. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 9th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a very popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge. For more information, please visit: www.dirttrackheroescarshow.com

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, has been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received since signing on with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

Returning as a show sponsor in 2019 is Jeff's Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jeff's Automotive was an original sponsor of the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers and has enjoyed supporting the Dirt Track Heroes Show as a long time sponsor. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for over 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff's Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff's Automotive is: 610-253-6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the complete confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is: www.jeffsautomotive.com

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on contributing sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. IRCO has been a strong sponsor to the show since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, Premio Foods, Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York, APS Powder Coating Services. Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Phillipsburg Easton Hoinda, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Speed Tech, A.R.M Automotive, JPA Masonry, Gardner’s Auto Service, Smitty’s Collision Center, Murante Auto Repair, Carl’s Auto Repair, Dean Autosports and Joe’s Garage have all joined in for this year’s edition of the show.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony, Nazareth and Dorney Park will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, 600 and 270 Sprints, Midgets, Mid Atlantic, NEWS, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Drag Racers, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Accord, New Egypt, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond, Evergreen and Bridgeport have been invited be among the many speedways involved with the 2019 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display for the 12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. You may also contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net. Follow the simple instructions posted on the website to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

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

 

 

Smoke continues early season success with pair of top-fives at East Bay

Dates: Thursday and Friday, February 14th & 15th Event: 43rd Annual Winternationals Series: Ronald Laney Memorial/King of the 360s Open Event Track: East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start): Thursday: 4th (14th) Friday: 2nd (7th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 18, 2019) - Adding to an early season resume that now includes eight top-ten finishes in ten starts, one of which a victory against the highly-competitive All Star Circuit of Champions, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart found success yet again in the Sunshine State, this time capturing back-to-back top-five finishes during 360c.i. sprint car competition at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa.

Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, joined some of the nation’s finest 360 sprint car competitors during his trip to Tampa, ultimately working to attain his first 360 sprint car victory of the 2019 season. Although the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion fell just shy of his ultimate goal, Smoke displayed consistency and perseverance, gaining a grand total of 15 positions in two races and capping the weekend with a fourth place finish on Thursday, February 14, and a runner-up performance on Friday, February 15.

“We have been working our tails off and it’s definitely paying off,” Tony Stewart said, who owns seven top-five finishes in ten starts. “Jimmy and Marty continue to give me great race cars and it shows. We need to work on starting a little closer to the front. Passing cars is fun, but winning is more fun. I think if we had the opportunity to start a little closer to the front, we would have a few more victories this year.”

Impressive enough, Smoke’s pair of top-five finishes were the result of massive charges through the fields.

On Thursday, Smoke started from the outside of row seven before advancing for a top-five. On Friday, the effort was just the same as Smoke battled forward from seventh to earn his podium run. Adding even more luster to his impressive weekend results, the Columbus, Ind., native won each of his respective heat races.

Unfortunately, Stewart was unable to enter the third and final night of Ronald Laney Memorial competition on Saturday, February 16, due to prior obligations. Tony Stewart’s upcoming sprint car plans are uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media for further updates.

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

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

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

2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru February 18, 2019) Total Races: 10 Total Wins: 1 Total Top-5s: 7 Total Top-10s: 8

 

Sprints On Dirt

FORT WAYNE, IN (February 18, 2019) - Engler Machine & Tool will once again be a Sprints On Dirt primary heat race sponsor in 2019.

Sprints On Dirt was instrumental in the resurgence of payouts for heat races in sprint car racing and Engler Machine and Tool helped make it happen. In 2019, SOD heat race winners and second place finishers will receive cash with third and fourth finishers receiving product or certificates.

John Naida, Sprints On Dirt Director of Operations, announced the program, stating: “Tim (Engler) has deep roots in open wheel racing and Engler Machine & Tool has been a staunch supporter of Sprints On Dirt for quite some time. We are honored to be able to partner with such a well-respected leader in motor sports.”

Engler Machine & Tool is recognized today for its championship-winning fuel injection systems powering top name competitors to countless wins. Engler-powered teams are off to a fast start in 2019 in sprints, tractor pulling, midgets, and micros. A new Engler stock throttle body mechanical injection is rapidly receiving approval for use in 600 micro classes across the country and is sure to be a favorite.

For more information about Engler Machine & Tool, go to www.englermachine.com .and check out its Facebook and Twitter pages. Get all the latest Sprint On Dirt information at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Creasy/Heimbach Set To Debut 2019 No. 12 Scheme At Motorsports Show

Team Welcomes Selinsgrove Ford & Penns Valley Meat Market As Sponsors

2/16/19

Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove and the Creasy/Heimbach Racing No. 12 sprint car team will be making their first appearance of the season coming up this Sunday, February 24 when the team debuts its 2019 colors at the Selinsgrove Speedway Motorsports Show held at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Hummels Wharf.

The CHR No. 12 will be on display at the show until its closing on Friday night, March 1.

Creasy/Heimbach Racing welcomes Selinsgrove Ford to its fold of sponsors for the 2019 season and the motorsports show will mark the first time that fans will get to see the Selinsgrove Ford sponsorship on the No. 12 top wing.

Heimbach will fly the Selinsgrove Ford banner at all the 410 sprint car shows he enters during the upcoming season at both Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways.

Located at the intersection of Rt. 522 and Rt. 15 at 10 N. Susquehanna Trail in Selinsgrove, Selinsgrove Ford has offered the most recent models of Ford automobiles to all of Central Pennsylvania for decades while also offering full service in its garage and body shop.

View the dealership’s full inventory and learn more about it by visiting its official website at www.selinsgroveford.com.

Also coming on board with the team for the 2019 season is Penns Valley Meat Market of Millheim, located at 112 E. Main St.

Penns Valley Meat Market offers custom cut meats and specialty grocery items at its butcher shop in Centre County.

After several winning seasons, continuing on with the championship team in 2019 will be Goff Racing of Selinsgrove along with Braim Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Mach I Chassis, Packers Concessions, MTR Transport and Central Builders Supply.

Product sponsors include Seth’s Automotive Machine, Heimbach’s Country Store, DMI, CMC, Keizer Wheels, Kupler Body Shop and Ben Cook Racing Products.

Heimbach and the No. 12 expect to hit the track for the team’s first races of the season in March while spending the year competing in the majority of the 410 sprint races at Port Royal Speedway and all 410 sprint races along with select 360 sprint shows at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The 2019 season will be the 18th year of competition together for “The Selinsgrove Sensation,” Blane Heimbach and Bloomsburg car owners Jeff and Melissa Creasy.

The team owns track and series titles during its tenure at Clinton County, Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways. Together they have accumulated a combined total of 80 victories in 358, 360 and 410 c.i.-powered sprint car racing action since pairing late in 2001.

 

 

DCRP Stock Car Shootout Set for May 4!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 15, 2019) – An already action-packed 2019 schedule of events atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest is even better now with the addition of the Stock Car Shootout on Saturday night, May 4.

The Stock Car Shootout presented by Winner’s Circle Feedyards and Factory Direct Fireworks offers up a $1,000 winner’s share with $150 to start the feature event.

With a number of invaders from throughout expected to take on the local contingent, a draw-redraw format will be in effect for the evening.

The May 4 Stock Car Shootout will be rounded out by a full card Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The 2018 IMCA Stock Car title chase at DCRP came down to the wire with Bazine’s Dusty Witthuhn edging Chris Oliver by just eight points for the crown with Marlin Hogie, Tyler Walker and Shannon Maughlin also among the final top five.

Seven different drivers reached DCRP victory lane in IMCA Stock Car action last season with Colorado’s Angel Munoz topping the charts by parking in on three occasions. Witthuhn, Oliver and Troy Burkhart each posted two wins with single scores posted by Maughlin, Tyler Tipton and Landon Maddox.

Following the track’s car show and open practice on March 23, the IMCA Stock Car ranks will have three additional opportunities to get dialed in prior to the Stock Car Shootout with April events on the 6th, 13th and 27th.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites official internet site is located at www.hiexpress.com/DodgeCity/HIExpress. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 18 nights of action while “Little DCRP” presents seven Sunday events of Micro Sprints and Karts. The complete 2019 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Brad Sweet Promotions Brings Mini Gold Cup Back to the World of Outlaws Fold at Silver Dollar Speedway

February 15, 2019 – Brad Sweet Promotions is excited to announce that the Mini Gold Cup will be returning to Silver Dollar Speedway as a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series-sanctioned event on Friday, March 15th with the for the first time since 2016.

“The Mini Gold Cup has always been a headline event for West Coast racers,” said Brad Sweet. “I really wanted to help bring the Mini Gold Cup back under the Outlaw umbrella this year and kick the California sprint car season off in a big way.”

The $10,000-to-win Mini Gold Cup will be the first appearance of the 410 sprint cars at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2019.

This springtime tradition will pit a hotbed of talented California racers up against the formidable World of Outlaws field at the action-packed ¼ mile at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico.

Former Mini Gold Cup World of Outlaws winners include Steve Kinser, Jac Haudenschild, Jason Meyers, and Tim Kaeding. Donny Schatz won the most recent Mini Gold Cup events in 2015 and 2016.

In addition to the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway, fans will want to catch Brad Sweet at the Stockton Dirt Track where Brad Sweet Promotions has teamed up with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series to present the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown on Saturday, March 16th.

“We’re doing our best to boost sprint car racing in California and these races are just the first in a series of promotions designed to do that,” said Sweet. “I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish here.”

Race tickets for both the Mini Gold Cup and the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown can be purchased on the World of Outlaws website and more information about individual events is available on the Brad Sweet Promotions Facebook page.

About Brad Sweet Promotions:

In his fourth year of promoting sprint car racing, Brad Sweet is investing in California sprint car racing with a variety of events sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series in 2019. Upcoming events include the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway, the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Stockton Dirt Track and the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA at Placerville Speedway.

For more information about the event, visit Facebook.com/BradSweetPromotions. For more information about Brad Sweet, please visit BradSweetRacing.com.


 

Wilson Opens Season at Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2019) - Greg Wilson kicked off the 2019 season on Thursday in sunny Florida during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa hosts the three-day event, which continues on Friday and Saturday. It marks the first time since 2015 that Wilson is competing in the spectacle.

"We've been excited to get a new season underway and we're excited to be able to start it this weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s," he said. "It's been a few years since we've been able to race at East Bay, which can be a tricky track. You have to stay on top of the track conditions throughout the night and be on top of your game every time you hit the track."

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team placed a career-best second during the 2006 edition of the event.

"We've had a few good runs throughout the years there," he said. "We led a few laps in 2006 before ending second. Our goal is to have another competitive outing and be in contention to win on Saturday night."

Wilson, who spent the three previous seasons as a full-time competitor with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, said he will announce a schedule that fits his team the best in the near future.

"We're looking forward to racing in some events we haven't had the opportunity to compete in during the last few years," he said. "That starts this weekend at an event we've always had fun running."

UP NEXT -

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

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hercules Tires

Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry's premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, specialty trailer and specialty commercial tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support and unsurpassed value. For more information, visit http://www.HerculesTire.com.

"Hercules Tires has been an essential part of Greg Wilson Racing for several years," Wilson said. "It has been a tremendous partnership as we've helped grow each other's brands and fan base, which is the ultimate goal of a marketing partner. We're grateful for the support of everyone at Hercules Tires and are looking forward to mutual success for years to come."

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

 

POWRi & BCRA Form New Partnership with POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series

BELLEVILLE, IL. (February 14, 2019) - Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi), an already established midget racing powerhouse, is proud to announce the addition of some west coast flavor to the brand as a partnership with the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) has been formed. The BCRA group will be re branded as the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series.

Founded in 1939, the Bay Cities Racing Association has a rich and flavorful history of midget racing in the "Golden State" of California. For eight decades, the BCRA has been giving drivers a proving ground and giving fans the thrilling races they crave, be it on the dirt tracks or on the pavement surfaces.

This partnership will serve as the doorway to bigger and better things for BCRA, with a handful of benefits coming their way. They will receive a hand in restructuring and reorganizing the series, along with increased payout purses for the racers. Their dirt schedule will grow exponentially, and the BCRA marketing and social media management will be strengthened in the process.

As the largest midget racing organization in North America, POWRi, based out of Belleville, Illinois, now supports the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget series, and the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series.

"The addition of BCRA to the POWRi brand is a big step for us in expanding outside of the Midwest," noted POWRi League Director, Jason McCord. "Moving into California, this will allow us across the board to begin exploring options such as increasing point funds and creating more national television opportunities."

For more of the latest, breaking news on POWRi and all of our leagues, head to POWRi.com or follow us on Twitter at @POWRi_Racing.

2019 POWRI BCRA Midget Series Schedule

3/15/19 Kern County Speedway
3/20/19 Placerville
4/6/19 Bakersfield Speedway
4/20/19 Merced Speedway
4/27/19 Stockton 99
5/3/19 Kern County Speedway
5/11/19 Shasta Speedway
5/25/19 Stockton 99 Speedway
6/1/19 Placerville
6/7/19 Ocean Speedway
6/8/19 Petaluma Speedway
6/29/19 Siskiyou Motor Speedway
7/5/19 Lakeport Speedway
7/6/19 Ukiah Speedway
7/20/19 Petaluma Speedway
7/27/19 Merced Speedway
8/10/19 Stockton 99
8/21/19 Placerville Speedway
9/28/19 Siskiyou Motor Speedway
10/12/19 Stockton 99
11/9/19 Kern County Speedway

 

 

Almost time for number 9
For the third weekend in a row and the third state in a row Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series teams are heading off to Sunline Speedway, Waikerie, S.A. this Saturday night. This will be Round 9 of the 12 round series. “After 100th anniversary celebrations over the past two weekends this weekend should be a bit less pressure, but having said that points for the End of Season Championship will really start to get serious so maybe not.” Searle tells us. Currently SA33 Mark Caruso is leading the Championship but after a shocker last weekend at Moama that destroyed his car the team have had to rebuild and recoup. SA96 Brendan Guerin sits in second and is closing on Caruso with only 18 points the difference. V4 Phil Lock is running third with only 78 points the difference between him and Caruso. V29 Michael Tancredi is 4th and V16 James Wren rounds out the top 5. Wren was also involved with Caruso last weekend and has had to burn the midnight oil all week to prepare for this weekend. Current SA 360 State Title holder Dan Evans won at Sunline back in December and is always a hard charger and will want to do well at his home track.
Making a return to the series is SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA69 Cody Atkins and SA5 Trigga Gates. All three have been All Star regulars in the past and are looking forward to running with the regulars again. 410 competitor SA81 Luke Dillon has secured a 360 Maxwell lease engine for the night. SA90 Michael Lovegrove, SA42 Jamie Hendry, S16 Jack Gartner, and VA2 BJ Harris also add to the show.
On track action from 5.30. Sunline Speedway, cnr Sturt Hwy & Ziegler Rd. Waikerie.
Four wide at Sunline Speedway in December 2018
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Hafertepe Grabs Pair Of Podium Finishes At Bubba Raceway Park

Bryan Hulbert - OCALA, Fla. (February 14, 2019) Kicking off his 2019 season at Bubba Raceway Park this past weekend in USCS competition, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. collected a pair of podium finishes at the egg-shaped oval.
Coming in Friday with a run from seventh to second in his Heat Race, Sam positioned the Hills Racing No. 15h on the pole of the A-Feature. Leading the first 11 rounds, a mid-race restart would allow eventual race winner, Davie Franek, his shot at the lead with Hafertepe slipping back to third in the closing laps.

"We'd been going through lapped traffic and was able to pass on the top and the bottom. The top is where we'd led it from the start of the race, and I went there on the restart and the bottom had started to come in and take rubber. Just kind of gave it away really but that's part of it sometimes. I definitely felt like we had the fastest car so that was a plus and just took that steam into the next night," commented Hafertepe on the Friday performance.
Betting his Saturday Heat Race performance to a win, Sam lined up fifth in the A-Feature with his run at race leader, Mark Smith, building strong in the closing laps, but just short, after falling back to nearly 10th at the start of the race.
"They worked the track a little bit before the feature, and they just didn't run it in enough. I went in the first few laps and just slid through the slime so that put us back to about ninth or tenth, so I had to make a charge through the field. Just came up one spot short but had a good car and was able to run Mark down in the closing laps even with the bottom taking rubber again. It would have been tough to pass him, but we had one of the better cars all night."
Using the Florida trip to test and tune, Hafertepe so far is very pleased with the way the car has progressed, especially with East Bay Raceway Park on the horizon.
"From what we generally do at a lot of places, we basically did the opposite and we seemed to have good speed right out the box and the results reinforce that to run good two nights in a row with a chance to win both nights. That makes up happy going into East Bay and try to pick up the $10,000 on Saturday night."
Already sitting pit side at the 43rd annual Winter Nationals and 18th annual Ronald Laney Memorial, action at East Bay Raceway Park takes place February 14-16, 2019.
Live coverage from the one-third mile oval is available through www.FloRacing.com.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 2; Wins -0 ; Top 5 - 2; Top 10 - 2; Top 15 -2; Top 20 -2;
Recent Results:
February 8 - Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla) with USCS
Heat Race: 2nd (7th); A-Feature: 3rd (1st)
February 9 - Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla) with USCS
Heat Race: 1st (4th); A-Feature: 2nd (5th)
Coming Up:
February 14-16 - East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) - King of the 360's
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

Reserved seating for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 is on sale now! Get yours while they're hot by visiting www.hangtown100.com/tickets

The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget race at Placerville Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19th and 20th showcases an over $100,000 purse, making it the richest two-night midget event in history.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the popular Northern California quarter-mile. The much-anticipated double header will utilize a modified Trophy Cup style format, featuring larger than normal inverts. Saturday night’s A-main will be 100-laps around the famed red clay oval with the winner picking up a $20,000 payday. All the biggest names in USAC National Midget racing will be in action, as well as some special guest appearances by some of racing’s biggest stars.

“We are very excited to have reserved seats go on sale this early for the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100,” commented Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “The Placerville Speedway is the perfect venue for a big USAC Midget event like this and we know fans are going to have a great time. After opening night we’re going to have a post-race get together with a live band and food. We are looking forward to making the Hangtown 100 one of racing’s marquee, must attend events. Watch our website and social media outlets for upcoming announcements.”

Also competing both nights will be the always exciting Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors. “We are so excited to have the Focus Midgets join us for our inaugural event,” Wood said. “They bring so much fun and excitement every time they show up. Promoters Galen and Carla Stewart have done a great job with this series and we know they will be as exciting as ever in Placerville.”

 

 

Speed Shift TV to Stream From Lincoln Speedway in Partnership With DirtStation

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Feb. 14, 2019) - Speed Shift TV will stream nearly every race hosted by Lincoln Speedway throughout the 2019 season.

A partnership with DirtStation will help showcase more than 30 nights of action at the 3/8-mile dirt oval located in Abbottstown, Pa. The opening day is Feb. 23 for the famed Icebreaker 30.

All content will be available within the recently announced VIP subscription, which is only $40 per month. Single-day passes will also be available for each race.

The only race not covered by Speed Shift TV will be the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race on May 15.

DirtStation is a leading video service based in Central Pennsylvania. New to DirtStation is the addition of six independent Pay-Per-View sites, which will allow the race fan the option of watching favorite videos at a reduced rate. The main DirtStation.com site offers a variety of tracks and divisions as it contains a large video library.

For a list of all upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Bergman Records Pair of Top 10s During Season-Opening Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2019) - Seth Bergman posted a pair of top-10 finishes during a season-opening doubleheader last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park.

Bergman, who is coming off one of the best seasons of his career, kicked off the 2019 campaign by recording an eighth-place result on Friday before finishing seventh on Saturday.

"It was good to start the season with a pair of top 10s, but our goal is to put ourselves in contention to win races on a nightly basis," he said. "We'll take what we learned and apply it so the next time we compete at Bubba Raceway Park hopefully we'll be able to race up front."

The action began on Friday when Bergman maneuvered from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and from fourth to third place in a B Main to garner a transfer into the back of the main event. He capped the night by charging from 20th to eighth, which was the second-most cars passed in the race.

"It was difficult to make passes early in the night so that buried us in a B Main and then the A Main," he said. "We progressed throughout the night and made up a lot of ground in the main event when the track was a bit wider."

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Bergman winning a heat race after starting second. He then ended seventh after starting in the same position in the main event.

"The night started off a lot better, but the track took some rubber on the bottom in the feature so passing was at a premium," he said. "We did the best we could without putting ourselves in a bad position."

Bergman will return to competition this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 8 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 8 (20).

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

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

 

 

Sprints On Dirt

FORT WAYNE, IN (February 14, 2019) – Long-time Sprints On Dirt partner MAHLE Aftermarket has returned for 2019 as the title sponsor of the SOD hard charger award.

The MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger Award is a new role for the company. Previously MAHLE was sponsor of the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge, then the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge from 2016 through 2018.

The MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger in each 2019 Sprints On Dirt race will award $50 to the driver who advances the most positions from their original starting position in the A-main. 2018 SOD Champion Chad Blonde was hard charger four times to lead all drivers last year.

Ted Hughes, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Marketing North America stated: "The MAHLE commitment to performance on tracks and roads around the world is evident in all of the vehicles we help power - nowhere is this more evident than in great American grass roots series like Sprints on Dirt where the passion of the American racer is captured week in and week out."

John Naida, Sprints On Dirt Director of Operation, announced MAHLE’s return, stating: “SOD is proud of our long-time partnership with MAHLE. The MAHLE brand has provided high quality products for several generations of racers and SOD is honored to share our success with MAHLE once again.”

MAHLE products are used in every second automobile around the world; this is no wonder since the company is one of the 30 largest automotive suppliers and one of the top 3 systems providers. Almost all automobile and engine manufacturers work with MAHLE when dealing with piston systems, cylinder components, valve trains, air management, and fluid management systems. The MAHLE Aftermarket division transfers this knowledge to our partners in retail, repair shops, and engine rebuilders—and of course into the corresponding products.

To learn all about MAHLE Aftermarket, visit https://www.mahle-aftermarket.com/na/en/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MAHLE_AM_NA.

Get all the latest Sprint On Dirt information at www.sprintsondirt.com and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt/.

 

 

Reutzel Finishes Out Florida in Strong Form at DIRTcar Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 13, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team finished out their Florida in February events on a positive note with a solid performance at last week’s DIRTcar Nationals at Barberville’s Volusia Speedway Park.

Reutzel finished out the week ranked seventh in both the final DIRTcar Nationals points as well as the early NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaws Sprint Car points.

After opening the week with runs of ninth and 12th in All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Wednesday and Thursday, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team finished out the week with showings of 11th and seventh in the opening World of Outlaws events of the year before Sunday night’s finale was rained out.

“All in all, it wasn’t too bad for us,” Reutzel commented. “Our starting point wasn’t quite as good as needed it to be. But by the end of the last night, I felt like we were back to where we were last year. I really wish we could have got the Sunday night show in.”

The reigning All Star Circuit of Champions kingpin began the week timing in 19th quick in Wednesday’s All Star card and then winning his heat race to land a Dash starting position. After starting the feature in tenth, Reutzel drove the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine to a ninth place finish.

Thursday’s final All Star card of the Florida portion of the season netted Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team Hard Charger honors for the night after rallying from 24th to capture a 12th place finish.

“We had a hard time qualifying the first couple of nights or so, it made us work that much more to get good finishes,” Reutzel says.

The qualifying woes continued as the World of Outlaws kicked off the season on Friday night, but Reutzel rallied from seventh to third in his heat race to salvage the 12th starting position for the feature event and then finished out the night in eleventh.

Getting things dialed in what proved to be the final night of the DIRTcar Nationals, Reutzel timed in ninth-quick to lead the way to a seventh-place finish on the night.

“We got to where we needed to be, now we’re looking forward to the Texas races next weekend,” Reutzel concluded.

Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team will be back in action with the NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaws Sprint Car series next weekend at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX, on Friday night, February 22, and then Kilgore’s Lonestar Speedway on Saturday, February 23.

2019 Quick Stats: 9 races, 4 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, TX) on February 22 and Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, TX) on February 23.

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

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

 

 

12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT SCHEDULE RELEASED, SHOW RUNS MARCH 3 TO MARCH 9 AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL

As the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is in the final stages of it's March 3rd opening day, the behind the scenes activity remains hectic as snow and cold proves to be a hindrance in completing some of the chores. The show has proved to be a very successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing all under one roof, in Phillipsburg, New Jersey as the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show gets ready to rock and roll. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall with opening day set for Sunday, March 3rd. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 9th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a very popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge. For all event updates, please visit www.dirttrackheroescarshow.com

The tentative 2019 schedule for the event is attached to the Press Release. Some new ideas have been kicked around and implemented into the 2019 schedule. The Sunday opening is a tribute to the Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park with "Rapid" Richie Smith being named the honoree for the show. On Monday night, the focus will be an invite to Photographers, Announcers and Media as they will have the opportunity to talk about their experiences around the speedways or behind the fences. Tuesday night is the annual salute to the

"Stars of Tomorrow" as the Quarter Midget stars take to the mike......some giving their first ever interviews to a good sized crowd. Wednesday night is the focus on small car divisions from some of the exciting tracks in the local area. Thursday night will be full size divisions from some of the premier bigger tracks in the locality. Friday will be a two show day with the first show at 4 PM focusing on the legends of the sport telling their racing stories and the evening show dedicated to the open wheel divisions. The final day of the show on Saturday will have our good friends from Premio Foods cooking up something special to be followed by an All-Star Tribute to legendary racing star, "The Old Master" Frankie Schneider who passed away recently.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on contributing sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. IRCO has been a strong sponsor to the show since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications/the home of the Stage One Modifieds, Premio Foods is back on board for the show and offers many varieties of great Italian Sausage Products, Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York can be reached at: 518-537-2237, APS Powder Coating Services can be reached at: 610-863-0570, A.R.M Automotive can be reached at: 610-588-2761, Phillipsburg Easton Honda is back on board and will have a display at the show, Speed Tec has signed on with a number to reach them at: 610-438-3167 and Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedway can be reached at: 570-420-5500. JPA Masonry can be reached at: 570-839-9656 or through email at: info@jpamasonry.com

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on displaywill include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, 600 and 270 Sprints, Midgets, Mid Atlantic, NEWS, 358, 360 and 410 Sprints, Drag Racers, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Accord, New Egypt, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond, Evergreen and Bridgeport are among the many speedways invited to the 2019 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTHILL98@aol.com. You may also contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net. Follow the simple instructions posted on the website to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

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

Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2019 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 3 - (Starting at 1:00) Upstate Auto and Jeff’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring “Rapid” Richie Smith with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) A.R.M Automotive and Joe’s Garage presents Photographers/Media/Announcers Night with round-table interviews and racing stories from behind the fence and in the pits

Tuesday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) Adams Bothers Used Parts, Carl’s Auto Repair and Dean’s Autosports presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Former USAC 1/4 Midget National Champion Anthony “Chops” Chrobak will address the crowd

Wednesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Smith Fabrications and Hamlin Speedway presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville and Oreville Raceway and Accord Speedway

Thursday- March 7- (6:30) Phillipsburg Easton Honda and Smitty’s Collision Center presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Mahoning, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 8 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) JPA Masonry and Speed Tec presents “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary racing stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and Flemington expected to participate in round-table fun.

Second Show- (6:30 PM) APS Powdercoating and Murante Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday – March 9 – Premio Sausages presents Special Event beginning at Noon

Saturday - March 9 - (1:00) Premio Sausages presents All Star Tribute to Frankie Schneider with Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society

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

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

SCOTT KREUTTER READY TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS IN SYRACUSE INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACES MARCH 8-9

SYRACUSE, NY February 13, 2019 . . . Scott Kreutter will be returning to the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP for the upcoming Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th events at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, N.Y presented by RPM Raceway.

The Buffalo, N.Y. dirt Sprint Car driver missed the recent Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic in late January Series race for a good reason. Kreutter’s wife Allison gave birth to the couple’s first child two days before he was scheduled to leave for the races. Dawson, eight-and-a-half pounds and 21 inches long, was born two weeks early.

“I needed to be with my wife and son,” Kreutter shared.

“It had been a high-risk pregnancy. But as it happened, they were discharged three days later.”

Indoor Auto Racing Series officials arranged for Kreutter to monitor the events via a live stream feed video. The courtesy proved to be nerve wrecking for Kreutter when Matt Farnham, the driver who car owner Trey Hoddick replaced Kreutter with, rode out a grinding crash against the Boardwalk Hall concrete wall.

Kreutter was particularly concerned for Farnham because the two have raced together and work on one another’s cars. It was Kreutter, in fact, who suggested to car owner Trey Hoddick that Farnham, a top ranked upstate New York Dirt Small Block Modified driver, take his place.

Once Kreutter realized Farnham was not hurt, albeit shaken and dazed, his thoughts turned to the extent of damage the Hoddick No. 49 had sustained.

“The mounting point for the throttle cable on the engine broke off,” Kreutter said. “When Trey and Karl (Hehr) got the car back to Trey’s shop, they realized that the car was not bent beyond the front end. They cut it off and are making some update for Syracuse. And Trey, Karl and Matt went over the car to make sure nothing else was broken in the crash I feel bad for Matt. He puts a lot into this car, this was a great opportunity for him and he was making the most of it until the wreck.”

Kreutter beliefs the rebuilt TQ Midget will be as good, if not faster when he unloads for the two day event on Friday, March 8th and 9th which will feature complete shows with 40 lap features each day. There will be added pressure placed on him as his employer, RPM Raceways have signed on as the presenting sponsor.

Kreutter works at the RPM indoor karting facility in Buffalo, N.Y., but they also have one just 10 minutes from the New York State Fairgrounds in the Syracuse Destiny USA Mall.

The Slingshots and Champ Karts will join the TQ Midgets with complete shows each day as well. Doors open at 6 PM on Friday night with racing beginning at 7:30. Doors open at 5:30 PM on Friday with racing at 7pm. Fans will be able to visit the pit area to see the cars and meet the drivers each night until 30 minutes before the racing begins.

The first Indoor Auto Racing Series event in Central New York will be the fourth and fifth legs of the series. Both races will offer equal points in helping decide a tight point race between former champions Erick Rudolph and Justin Bonsignore.

Four upstate New York powerhouses, recent Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic winner Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, Modified dirt and paved track ace Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, Oswego teenager Tyler Thompson and former Albany-Saratoga Speedway champion Marc Johnson are all expected to be contenders for a win.

The Exposition Center opened during the recent Labor Day Fair. The huge, state of the art $33 million project was built without obstructing poles. Grandstand seating will be available on both the front and backstretch. From their seats, fans will able to be able to see the entire speedway plus the pit area which will be located on the far side of the building. The building has a different seating configuration than other venues the series stops at in that grandstand patrons enter at track level, then walk up to seating areas.

Information including a direct link to E-Tix for advance tickets is available at indoorautoracingseries.com. At this location you’ll be able to pick your choice seat from three sections located on both the front and the backstretch. Tickets can also be purchased by calling E-Tixs directly at 1-800-514-3849. Tickets will also be available each day of the event starting at 2 PM at the Expo Box Office, but prices increase by $5 each on the days of the event.

Event sponsorship packages to meet every budget are available by calling the series office at 609-888-3618 or by dropping Danny Sammons an email at danny@aarn.com.

 

 

ROLLER COASTER: CJB & Stewart Stout to Open 2019 Season kicks off with strong finishes and a win as team heads for Texas

CARLISLE, PA. - February 13, 2019 - Ask any racer competing for a championship and they will tell you that a strong start to a season is key for any title hopes. The good news for Shane Stewart and the CJB Motorsports team is that they can check this particular item off their 2019 list.

The Carlisle, Pennsylvania based team rolled south to Florida for seven nights worth of racing with the Ollies Bargin Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Bubba Raceway Park was up first with three nights of action, beginning on January 31st. On their first night together, Stewart and the CJB team registered a 2nd place finish. The following two nights yielded finishes of 15th & 18th.

"We were really good on the first night," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "That was the only night that the track really got slick. The following two nights were a bit stickier and we struggled in qualifying."

On Wednesday, February 6th, the team made their way to Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville for two more nights of All Star action. On the opening night, Stewart tamed the speedy half-mile oval for his first win of the season and first in the CJB #5. The following night, the team grabbed a 6th place finish after starting the A feature in 18th.

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"Getting that first win early really shows that the #5 car is ready to go and validates all of the hard work the guys put in over the winter," Stewart said. "Once again, the track slicked off on that night and we're really pretty good in those conditions. I think we'll see that a lot more throughout the season so that has us excited. The next night, we struggled in qualifying as the track stayed hooked up and wet."

With five nights of All Star action in the books, it was time to begin the 2019 World of Outlaws season. On the opening night for the 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' Stewart notched a runner up finish once again and followed that up with a 19th place finish the following night. Another scheduled night of racing with the Outlaws, scheduled for Sunday, February 10th, was washed away by rain.

"We were lucky to get through our heat race and that put us in the dash," Stewart said. "Barry (Jackson) and I talk about that a lot. Being in the dash is the key with the Outlaw races. We struggled again the following night. All in all, though, we felt like Florida was a successful trip."

The CJB crew will return to action on Friday, February 22nd at Cotton Bowl Speedway near Paige, Texas before moving over to Kilgore and the LoneStar Speedway the following night. CJB scored the win at Cottonbowl in 2018.

"Barry mentioned to me that David (Gravel) and I have similar driving styles which gives him some confidence in that he doesn't have to be reinvent the wheel when it comes to getting me comfortable in the car," Stewart said. "That being said, I look forward to going to Paige since the CJB car won there last year. I've had some success in the 360's & 410's at Kilgore. It can be hard to get ahold of but it will be fun."

2019 STATS: Events: 5 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 2 Top-10's: 3 Heat Race Wins: 0 Dash Wins: 1

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

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Parker Price-Miller Eyes Trip West After Getting Started in Florida

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning from his Australian tour, Parker Price-Miller would hustle along to finish up cars for the 2019 season in the United States and successfully make it to Volusia Speedway Park to take part in the DIRTCar Nationals with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions as well as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

“It was great to get back to Volusia and get back to work with Bernie Stuebgen and the guys again,” Parker Price-Miller said. “We got off to a slow start as he worked out some bugs but I was happy with the speed we found.”

Taking on the All Stars on Wednesday and Thursday night, PPM would fight through the opening night ‘B’ to make the ‘A’ where he would take the checkered flag in the 22nd position.

Transferring through his heat race safely on Thursday night, PPM would put the Indy Race Parts/HRP Specs/Chalk Stix entry in one of the twin dashes where a third place finish put him in the third row of the feature event.

Working around the Top-10 during much of the night, PPM would fade a little at the end as he came away with an 11th place finish.

Outlaw action on Friday and Saturday night would see PPM get off to a bit of a slow start as he timed in 24th quickest in time trials. With the forgiving format, the Kokomo, IN driver advanced from sixth to fourth in his heat race and punched his ticket to the feature event.

By way of his finish he take the green flag from the 16th starting position. With the feature event ripping off all 30-laps in non-stop fashion, Price-Miller would pick up a couple of spots on the lightening fast ½ mile as he closed the night out with a 13th place finish.

Coming out swinging on Saturday night, Price-Miller would earn quick time honors in the potent No. 71P machine, and run second in his heat race and advancing to the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash.

A fifth place finish in the Dash put the youngster in the third row for the 30-lap feature event where another fast paced feature would see him struggle at times as he drifted outside of the top-10.

When the dust settled, Price-Miller closed out the DIRTCar Nationals with a 16th place finish, but it has him poised and eager to head West.

“We had some highs and some lows in Florida, but it was still a great trip for our team,” Parker Price-Miller added. “Excited to get back out West, and see what we can do. It is always a fun trip with some great tracks.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Indy Race Parts, HRP Specs, Chalk Stix, Howard Johnson of Lima, Maxim, Wilwood, and Keizer Wheels for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts:4 , Wins: 0, Top 5’s:0 , Top-10’s:0 .

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will follow the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to Texas on February 22nd and 23rd.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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KSE Racing Products Sweep the Weekend in Florida

PETERSEN MEDIA: February in the United States is an exciting time for Spring Car and Midget enthusiasts. With Speedweek taking center stage in Florida, drivers using KSE Racing Products have fared well so far including a sweep of the events in the ‘Sunshine State’ over this last week.

With the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, and the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series all in action, every single winner from the weekend was equipped with KSE Racing Products.

The DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway features the ASCoC and WoO, and when the dust settled it was domination by World of Outlaws regulars. During Wednesday night’s opener, Shane Stewart wrestled the top spot away from Daryn Pittman late in the feature to grab the win for CJB Motorsports, before Brad Sweet got by Pittman just after the halfway point on Thursday night to score ASCoC lore for Kasey Kahne Racing.

Friday and Saturday night were ran under World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink sanction, and Pittman and Roth Motorsports would shine. Building off second and third place finishes during the two previous nights of action, Pittman used his KSE Racing Products to cap a dominant first weekend with Roth Motorsports as he picked up feature event wins on Friday and Saturday night and earned DIRTCar Nationals Champion honors.

Just down the road in Ocala, FL the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series kicked their season off, and just as the Outlaws saw one driver stood out. Dominating the feature event both Friday and Saturday night with his KSE Racing Products, Tyler Courtney got out the broom as he parked his Clauson Marshall Racing entry in victory lane during the two-night opening weekend event.

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The New Buffalo Creek Speedway Launches 2019 Schedule & Purse Structures!

Garland, TX (02/12/19) by DarinShort.com. Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton, Texas is pleased to release their 17-event schedule for 2019, along with base purse structures for regularly scheduled dirt track racing divisions.

The new Buffalo Creek Speedway (BCS) is a unique 1/4-mile banked red dirt oval which will host racing on five Saturday nights and 12 Friday nights from March 29th through October 26th. The new facility offers obstruction-free viewing from any seat, and true ‘in your face’ racing action.

Here’s the complete event schedule, as of 02/12/19, in a print-friendly PDF format, just click www.BCS19.com and it is located on the ‘schedule’ tab.

As a refresher from the last track announcement, you can also reach the track site at www.BuffaloCreekSpeedway.com but a lot of people like a shortcut option, and BCS is the acronym for Buffalo Creek Speedway, and 19 represents the state highway the track is located on, so BCS19.com makes for a quick solution – and as a reminder of what exit to take off of I-20 when you arrive in Canton.

BCS offers a very unique viewing option: the grandstands are set back about 32 feet from the front stretch fence, and there is a secondary four-foot steel post fence located 10 feet from the grandstand. This will create a ‘standing room viewing area’ the entire length of the front stretch for spectators and visiting race team members that are in the pit area. It will also serve as an additional walkway for the grandstand area. Between the elevation of the grandstand and the pitch from the grandstand seating area, those spectators in the standing room area will not block the view from the grandstand seats. And it will keep everyone 22 feet from the actual front stretch fence – which creates an added level of safety.

Better yet. Prior to many races throughout the season, BCS will have several race team’s cars staged in the frontstretch concourse area for fans to visit about an hour before nightly racing action. There is a gate right between the two main grandstand sections where fans will be given access to go check out the race cars and visit with drivers. Typically, that gate will be slated to be open an hour prior to hot laps until about five minutes prior to the drivers pit meeting, so you’ll want to arrive at BCS early on race nights to take it all in!

Make sure to check the track website or Facebook page prior to traveling on race night, just in case weather intervenes (for example). The schedule may change from time to time, so make sure to visit this page on occasion for the latest updates. Ticket prices may vary per event. For example, the race dates in white (on the schedule page) are currently set to be $13 adult general admission, with kids ages 6 to 11 $5. All pit passes for all ages are $30 on those events. The events in green are currently planned to be $16 adult general admission, while the events in yellow are $18 for adult general admission with $35 pit passes for all ages.

Take advantage of our Family Pack of Tickets! A Family Pack includes (2) adult age tickets (ages 12 - 64) and that includes up to (4) tickets for kids ages 11 and under for FREE! Family Packs are $26 on regular $13 admission nights, while the 'green' dates are $32 for Family Packs (2 x $16 adult tickets) and $36 on the 'yellow' special events. Ages 65+ and Military are $2 off adult prices (does not apply to Family Pack pricing).

Several special events are a part of the Buffalo Creek Speedway schedule. Highlights include the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series on the Saturday’s of May 4, June 1st, July 6th and October 5th. Plus, there are two special events for the Open Wheel Modified division set for Friday May 24th and Friday August 2nd. The Southern Topless Modified Series will be on hand the Saturday’s of June 1st and October 26th.

There are also bigger paying events for the Buffalo Creek Speedway divisions throughout the racing season and are all listed out on the new schedule.

The primary divisions competing regularly at Buffalo Creek Speedway includes the recently announced Texas Stocks; Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Winged A-Class 600’s, Restricted 600’s and Front-Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders. A trio of events are scheduled for the Econo-Limited Modified division. Not all divisions compete at each event, individual divisions are scheduled as ‘off’ on occasion throughout the season to give teams a break.

There are also some nights throughout the season that the track is scheduled off, again, to give a break to all the teams and track officials. Typically, BCS will be racing on two Friday’s and one Saturday a month. See the schedule for details.

Buffalo Creek Speedway offers a very strong base purse structure for all regular scheduled events (but note that some nights are higher payback, see event schedule for nightly details):

Limited Modifieds, Texas Stocks & Factory Stocks (same purse structure, each division): $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start.

Econo-Limited Modifieds: $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start.

Front-Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders: $200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 50 – 40…to start.

Winged A-Class 600’s: $400 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60…to start.

Restricted 600’s: $220 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 50 – 40…to start.

Non-qualifiers or non-starters will receive $30 each in all divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a division are signed in, the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on in their respective posted purse schedules.

If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race and exchanged for the same dollar ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). Regarding pit passes, if the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive their posted start money in their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). If the races rain out during the heat races, pit passes will be worth dollar-for-dollar credit to the next BCS event. There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races.

Typical nightly adult general grandstand admission prices are $13, while special events will be slightly higher ($16-18). See each event’s publicity/event flyer for specifics as the events draw nearer.

The track Facebook page is also a great resource for the latest information. Click www.facebook.com/Buffalo-Creek-Speedway-1392128777500360 and there you will find lots of pictures, videos and a variety of other up-to-the-minute track happenings.

Buffalo Creek Speedway is a brand-new venue and track amenities will continue to be built as time moves forward. For now, there will be hot food items, soft drinks, bottled water, candy; etc. all at very economical prices.

Small outside food and drink coolers are allowed through the grandstand gate for a $5 charge. They cannot contain any glass items. There will be a separate section in the grandstand for fans of legal age to drink beer/wine coolers that they bring in a small drink cooler. On special events or nights where seating is limited, small drink coolers must fit under your legs and not take up a seat in the grandstand.

The track is in the process of developing marketing partners with area businesses. Please email Russell Hobbs at hobbs930@gmail.com and he will get back to you at once. Several effective and affordable, made-to-order packages are available.

Weather pending, the track plans to open to the public for viewing for the first time during two open practice sessions, scheduled for Sunday March 17th (4pm-8pm) and Sunday March 24th (4pm-8pm). Those two dates are timed so that racers can test the track during twilight and race night conditions. Then, Buffalo Creek Speedway will open soon – as the season kicks off on Friday March 29th, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

2019 Buffalo Creek Speedway Schedule – as of 02/12/19: (see track website for print version)

Date: Special/Featured Event (Plus BCS Divisions):

Practice - Sun 3/17 4-8pm, any racing division (under lights)

Practice - Sun 3/24 4-8pm, any racing division (under lights)

Mar. 29 (Fri 7:30pm) 2019 BCS Season Opener (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX)

Apr. 12 (Fri. 7:30pm) $1 Grilled Hot Dogs (LTD, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)

Apr. 26 (Fri. 7:30pm) Plus Econo Ltd Mods (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX)

May 4 (Sat 7pm) BCS Grand Opening - Sprint Car Bandits (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX)

May 10 (Fri. 7:30pm) Mother's Day $5 G.A. for all Moms! (LTD, FS, TEX, 600, REST)

May 24 (Fri. 7:30pm) Memorial Day 30 - $1,000/win Modifieds (LTD, FS, TEX, FWD)

June 1 (Sat 7:30pm) Sprint Car Bandits Series & STEM Series (LTD, FS, TEX)

June 7 (Fri. 8pm) $750 to win Texas Stocks (LTD, FS, FWD, 600, REST)

June 28 (Fri. 8pm) $750 to win Limited Modifieds! (FS, FWD, TEX)

July 6 (Sat 8pm) NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Series (LTD, FS, TEX)

July 12 (Fri. 8pm) $750 to win Factory Stocks (LTD, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)

Aug. 2 (Fri. 8pm) $1,000/win Summer Modified Champs! (FS, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)

Aug. 23 (Fri. 8pm) Back to School: Kids Free GA; Plus Econo Ltds (LTD, FS, FWD, 600, REST)

Sept. 6 (Fri. 8pm) $1 Grilled Hot Dogs (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)

Sept. 27 (Fri. 8pm) Plus Econo Ltd Mods (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)

Oct. 5 (Sat. 7pm) NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Series (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX)

Oct. 26 (Sat. 6pm) Southern Topless Mod Series (STEM) (LTD, FS, TEX, 600, REST)

Key: LTD = Limited Modifieds, FS = Factory Stocks, FWD = Front-Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders, TEX = Texas Stocks, 600 = A-Class Winged 600’s, REST = Restricted Winged 600’s.

 

 

Donny Schatz hard charges with All Stars, earns back-to-back top-fives with Outlaws

(Photo: Donny Schatz during start at Volusia Speedway Park – Frank Smith Photo Credit)

Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 & 7 Event: DIRTcar Nationals Series: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Wednesday: 4th (22nd) Thursday: 9th (22nd)

Dates: Friday through Sunday, February 8-10 Event: DIRTcar Nationals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 5th (10th) Saturday: 3rd (7th) Sunday: Cancelled/Rain

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 12, 2019) – Although put to the test early, forced to battle through a pair of B-main starts against the All Star Circuit of Champions to officially kick off his 2019 American sprint car campaign, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz lived up to his expectations and performed in a big way, earning four-straight top-ten finishes, one of which a podium run against the Greatest Show On Dirt.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, kicked off his season on American soil with back-to-back All Star Circuit of Champions events in the Sunshine State, joining the Tony Stewart-owned organization at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 & 7.

Despite qualifying below par and failing to transfer through each of his respective All Star heat races, Schatz maintained his composure and rallied for hard charger-worthy performances, ultimately finishing second during each B-main and climbing a combined 31 positions during feature competition; 22nd to fourth on Wednesday and 22nd to ninth on Thursday. Impressive enough, Schatz performed his passing display with the help of only one feature caution in two days.

Once All Star competition was complete, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series took center stage at Volusia Speedway Park and opened their 2019 season with a trio of events on Friday through Sunday, February 8-10. Although the weekend was eventually cut short one day, losing to a persistent Mother Nature on Sunday, Donny Schatz took advantage of the World of Outlaws opener and earned back-to-back top-five finishes, highlighting the weekend with a third place performance on Saturday. Taking shape during a caution-free 30-lapper, Schatz’s podium result started from the inside of row four.

The ten-time and defending Series champion kicked off his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season with a fifth place finish on Friday; an impressive result that commenced from the outside of row five. In consistent fashion, Schatz earned each of his A-main starting positions by finishing third during his respective heat races.

“It was a solid start to our season. I don’t think we’ll ever be satisfied unless we are on top at the end of the night, but regardless, this was a great team effort,” Donny Schatz said, who will hunt for an 11th World of Outlaws title in 2019. “I’ve said it countless times, but I’m privileged to be able to work with the best crew in racing. We put ourselves in some holes during the early part of the weekend, but we rebounded and that’s important. I’m already looking ahead.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will continue their 2019 World of Outlaws championship chase with a pair of starts in Texas, first visiting Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige on Friday, February 22.

Following his visit to Paige, Schatz will make the trip to Kilgore for a one-night stand at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, February 23.

Although the LoneStar trip was plagued with wet weather in 2018, the Cotton Bowl Speedway visit was eventually contested but postponed from its original February date to late-April; Schatz finished ninth.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found atwww.tonystewartracing.com, as well as atwww.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru February 12, 2019) World of Outlaws Races: 2 World of Outlaws Wins: 0 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 2 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 2

 

 

Tony Stewart earns success during All Star and USCS starts in Florida

Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 & 7 Event: DIRTcar Nationals Series: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start): Wednesday: 13th (4th) Thursday: 7th (6th)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, February 8 & 9 Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour Track: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 2nd (5th) Saturday: 3rd (13th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 12, 2019) – After a successful start to his 2019 sprint car campaign that included an All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Bubba Raceway Park, Tony Stewart continued his season with another busy weekend in the Sunshine State, this time entering four-straight events across two classes of sprint cars. The four-race weekend resulted in success for the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, earning three top-ten finishes during his four starts, two of which podium runs amongst national-level 360 sprint car competition.

Stewart, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, kicked off his third weekend of Florida fun with a two-race stint at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 & 7, rejoining the All Star Circuit of Champions for back-to-back $5,000-to-win programs.

Continuing a competitive trend against the traveling All Stars, Smoke won each of his respective heat races, automatically qualifying the open wheel veteran for each of the 30-lap contests. Although Wednesday’s result was a slight disappointment, fading to 13th after starting fourth on the feature grid, Stewart rebounded in a big way on Thursday and finished seventh after starting sixth, earning his third All Star top-ten performance in five Series starts.

With All Star Circuit of Champions action complete, Tony Stewart turned his focus west and made the trip back across Route 40 to Bubba Raceway Park where the Columbus, Ind., joined the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour for their segment of Winter Nationals competition on Friday and Saturday, February 8 & 9.

Already a success story within the USCS 360 sprint car ranks by earning multiple victories in 2018, Stewart padded his statistics with back-to-back podium runs at the Ocala oval, ultimately proving to be one of the most consistent competitors in action. Two nights equalled two heat race victories for Stewart, as well as two-straight runner-up performances during the nightly dashes. Stewart’s consistency did not halt there, eventually highlighting the weekend with a runner-up finish during main event action on Friday, soon followed by an impressive rally from 13th to finish third on Saturday.

“We are out here having a lot of fun and I owe it all to my team. They have been working their tails off trying to figure things out and I think we are on the right track,” Tony Stewart explained. “When you can be competitive and find yourself up front on a consistent basis, that’s when things really start to click. We have a lot going on over the next few weeks so hopefully we can keep this trend going.” Tony Stewart’s upcoming plans are uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media for further updates.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found atwww.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

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2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru February 12, 2019) Total Races: 8 Total Wins: 1 Total Top-5s: 5 Total Top-10s: 6

 

 

Brian Brown Caps DIRTcar Nationals With Fifth-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019) - Brian Brown posted the second-best result of his DIRTcar Nationals career last Saturday when he garnered a fifth-place finish.

It was a strong result to a solid week for Brown, who made the dash during three of the four rounds prior to the finale being rained out at Volusia Speedway Park.

The spectacle began last Wednesday with the first of two Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races. Brown qualified 11th quickest overall - the best in his group - before maneuvering from fourth to second place in a heat race. That earned a spot into a dash. Unfortunately, Brown was hit by debris during the race and he ended fifth.

"The first night I got caught with a clod or something in the dash," he said. "I saw something big coming through and I turned my head at the last minute. It blasted my shoulder and the side of my head. The impact caused a pretty good gash by my eye. I got very, very lucky. It could have been way worse. The helmet definitely did its job. In the feature I couldn't get it to quit bleeding. It was running in my eye. It was not the best circumstance."

The night closed with a 17th-place finish in the feature.

Thursday's race was one Brown ended early. After timing in 13th quickest in qualifying - second in his group - and finishing fourth in his heat race, Brown exited the feature midway through the race and he was credited with a 24th-place result.

"The next night we just weren't as good as we needed to be," he said. "We pulled off running 14th or 15th and just got back to the basics during the rest of the event."

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series kicked off its season at the half-mile oval on Friday. Brown qualified seventh quickest before he placed second in a heat race to make the dash. A fourth-place run in the dash lined him up on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"In the feature I made two or three mistakes," he said. "Every time I made a mistake I got passed. I can't do that."

Brown salvaged a seventh-place finish and he continued to improve on Saturday, timing in third quickest overall before winning a heat race. A runner-up result in the dash was followed by a fifth-place finish in the A Main, which was only one spot shy of his career-best result at the track.

"I felt like we were pretty good," he said. "Our car wasn't as good as it needed to be from the green flag on, but we managed a top five. It's a tough field. To get a top five with this group is a good result."

Sunday's event finale rained out.

"As an owner I'm pretty happy with how we ran in general," Brown said. "We were in contention and got some solid finishes. Our Garrett engines were solid all weekend long. That's a good sign going forward. We could easily be sitting at home watching. Running in the hunt with those guys and getting a top five, and getting Chad, Nate and my dad to work together will pay dividends. Our next event is an important one. I'm looking forward to it. FVP is a great partner of ours and will have customers and employees there both nights."

Brown will take the next couple of weekends off before resuming competition with the World of Outlaws Feb. 27-28 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 6 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 17 (9).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 24 (15).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 7 (4).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 5 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 27-28 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV's, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit http://www.FVPparts.com! FVP … Verified. Proven.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for approximately 60 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"Champion Brands has been a part of our team since Day 1," Brown said. "We use their engine oil and their rear end grease. We like to get all of the horsepower out of our Garrett Engines and all of the performance out of our Winters rear ends and we feel Champion Brands is the best on the market."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Fischer Body Shop, J.D. Welding & Machine, The Walldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, MSD Ignition, Housby, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Garners Top-10 Finish During DIRTcar Nationals Event

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019) - Jason Sides highlighted his DIRTcar Nationals by scoring a top-10 result last Saturday.

The five-day extravaganza hosted by Volusia Speedway Park started on Wednesday with an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions show. Sides qualified 16th quickest overall and third in his group before placing third in a heat race. He capped the night by finishing 20th in the main event.

"We like to use that first night as a test to make sure everything is in order prior to the World of Outlaws races," he said. "We were able to run some laps and dial everything in a bit in preparation for the weekend shows."

Sides took the ensuing night off to prepare for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season opener on Friday. He opened that show by timing in 22nd quickest and ending sixth in a heat race, which was only one spot shy of locking into the A Main. That relegated Sides to the Last Chance Showdown, in which he powered from fifth to second to garner a transfer.

"The track started to widen out during the second half of the night and we made most of our progress on the bottom," he said. "It was tough to make up a ton of ground in the A Main starting at the back. The bottom lane went away midway through the race and we gave up most of the positions we had gained. In the end qualifying put us behind the eight ball because I think if we had qualified in the top 10 we could have run up there in the feature."

Sides finished 20th in the main event for the second straight race.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday, qualifying ninth quickest to kick off the action. Sides finished where he started - third - in a heat race before doing the same thing in the main event, posting a ninth-place finish.

"The biggest difference was that we qualified much better," he said. "It's a lot easier to maintain your position than it is to pass a bunch of cars because everyone is so even. Fortunately qualifying went well and that helped the rest of the night go well."

It gives Sides at least one top 10 during the DIRTcar Nationals in 12 of the last 13 years.

Sunday's finale was rained out.

The team is scheduled to compete in its lone 360ci winged sprint car event of the season this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

"This is an event where we're able to support Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., which has roots in the area," he said. "Kimball and his team have been long-time supporters of our team as well as East Bay so it's always a good time to go support this event that's in their backyard."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 6 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 20 (13).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 20 (22).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

Wetherington Tractor Service is a state certified contractor specializing in site development, utilities, demolition and trucking. For more information, visit http://www.WTSinc.us.

"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 15 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."

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

 

 

Introducing Little DCRP and a Sunday Slate of Racing!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 12, 2019) – Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas is already widely regarded as one of the premier dirt track racing facilities in the country.

Some added excitement is coming now in 2019 with an inner dirt oval constructed that will feature a slate of Micro Sprint Cars and Karts on eight selected Sundays over the course of the year.

The new 1/7-mile clay oval constructed inside the existing 3/8-mile clay oval will be dubbed “Little DCRP”.

The Sunday afternoon cards will include a full slate of Winged “A” Class, Non-Wing “A” Class, Restricted “A” Class and Junior Sprints along with Karts.

Each of the eight dates will follow a Saturday night of racing action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval. The dates that Little DCRP will be in action are as follows:

Sunday, May 5

Sunday, May 19

Sunday, June 2

Sunday, June 30

Sunday, July 7

Sunday, July 21

Sunday, August 25

Sunday, September 15

More information will be available prior to the initial Little DCRP outing on May 5.

The first of 18 Dodge City Raceway Park events will take place on Saturday, April 6, after a March 23 car show and practice. The April 6 opener will include a full card of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites official internet site is located at www.hiexpress.com/DodgeCity/HIExpress. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations.

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

 

 

Swindell SpeedLab Team and Bell Score Trio of Top Fives During DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019) - Christopher Bell guided the Swindell SpeedLab backed No. 39 to three top fives during the DIRTcar Nationals last week.

A mechanical problem hampered the team on Wednesday during the first of five scheduled nights of competition at Volusia Speedway Park. The next three nights showcased strong outings before the event finale rained out on Sunday.

"I thought we were one of the fastest cars if not the fastest car all week," Kevin Swindell said. "It was good to run so well during the final three nights after the problem on Wednesday. I believe we have a car capable of winning World of Outlaws races and we nearly accomplished that."

Thursday began with Bell qualifying ninth quickest overall and fourth in his group. A third-place run in a heat race was enough to advance into a dash, which Bell won to garner the pole position for the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions main event.

"(Daryn) Pittman had the lead early and we were right there, but we had one time in traffic where we had to check up and that cost us positions," Swindell said. "It was a good run and something to build off."

Bell finished fourth, which was his best result in the five races he'd competed with the team. Meanwhile, the feature results improved each of the next two nights.

On Friday, Bell timed in fourth quickest in qualifying during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season opener. A heat race win locked Bell into the dash and a runner-up result in the dash lined him up second for the main event.

Once again he battled for a win throughout much of the race before placing third - tying his career-best result at Volusia Speedway Park.

The final start of the week came on Saturday when Bell qualified fifth quickest. He finished second in a heat race to lock into the dash, which he won for the second time in three races. Bell took advantage of the pole position for the main event, leading the first 18 laps before Pittman took over the top spot briefly.

Bell regained the lead on Lap 20 and held onto the top spot for six more laps before Pittman passed him on Lap 26. Bell battled back on Lap 27 before Pittman returned the favor the following lap.

"Pittman had a great car and ran a great race," Swindell said. "He made the bottom work really well and it just played out in his favor. It's a good thing to be bummed about finishing second in a World of Outlaws race. We know we can contend for the wins and as long as we keep putting ourselves in a position to compete for the lead the wins will come."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 6 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: DNF (3); B Main: 9 (6).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (1); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (1).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 3 (2).