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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.

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.

 

 

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.

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 .

 

 

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.

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 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.

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

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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/

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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).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kEHF9aNcHsMdBZaCTWDNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rossie Feed & Grain

"Jon Black and his team at Rossie Feed & Grain have been a part of our Chili Bowl car for several years and they've started helping with the sprint car stuff," Swindell said. "We're very grateful for their support and friendship."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, South Bay, High Performance Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Tim Walker Real Estate, Wiser Organics, TWRentToOwn.com, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell SpeedLab for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Produces Trio of Top 15s During DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019) - Kraig Kinser made progress in each of four features last week during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

The action kicked off on Wednesday with the first of two straight Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions shows. Kinser qualified 28 th quickest overall, but was unable to start a heat race because of a torque tube and torque ball problem. That relegated him to the B Main and despite charging from 10th to fifth place, he came up just shy of a transfer position into the main event.

Kinser's best result of the week came the following night at the half-mile oval, where he timed in 24th quickest overall and fifth in his group. A fifth-place run in a heat race locked him into the main event, in which he powered from 19th to 13th.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series opened its season on Friday with Kinser qualifying 12th quickest overall. He was running second and in a position to make the dash when a problem with the u-joint sent him pitside midway through the heat race.

"We were running second and had a chance to get in the dash and start up front and just couldn't capitalize," he said. "It's the beginning of the year and the track is hard on equipment. If there are any weak spots it will find them."

Kinser rebounded by placing third in the Last Chance Showdown before rallying from 23rd to 15th in the A Main. That was the second-most cars passed in the feature.

Kinser timed in 18th quickest, finished sixth in a heat and gained a trio of positions to post a 15th-place finish on Saturday before Sunday's event finale rained out.

"We lacked a little speed in qualifying all week, but I felt like we raced well when the track slicked off," he said. "I felt like our car was in a good position. We were just too far back in the beginning and we tried to play catch up.

"You try to take all the positives and a positive is we were going forward in the A Mains. We just have to address the issue of starting up front."

Kinser will take this weekend off before competing on Feb. 22 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Feb. 23 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, during the East Texas LoneStar Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 6 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: DNS (-); B Main: 5 (10).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 13 (19).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: 3 (1); Feature: 15 (23).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 15 (18).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 22 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Feb. 23 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 - Mesilla Valley Transportation

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"Mesilla Valley Transportation has helped us get up and down the road," Kinser said. "They were with my dad and have been with me for a long time. I want to thank Royal Jones and everybody at MVT for their support."

Kinser would also like to thank 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, Schoenfeld Headers, 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.

 

 

Daniel Earns Spot in World of Outlaws Season-Opening A Main During DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019) - Mason Daniel's best moment during the DIRTcar Nationals came on Friday when he made the main event on the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series 2019 campaign.

"That was a huge confidence boost and was an important step for our team," he said. "Making the main event allowed us to gain 30 more laps on the track. We filled the tank full of fuel and I was able to experience the car in the circumstances of how an A Main plays out at that track."

It was both a confidence and comfort bump of momentum following a pair of similar results during the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions portion of the event at Volusia Speedway Park. Daniel qualified seventh quickest in his group both Wednesday and Thursday and he came up just shy of transferring into the main event through the heats each night. A seventh-place run in the B Main on Wednesday and an 11th-place outing in the B Main on Thursday ended each night.

"Right now it's important to gain as much seat time and knowledge as I can in the 410s," he said. "Qualifying is separated by such a thin margin that it doesn't take much from starting up front to being in the back of a heat. I felt like each time we hit the track throughout the week I got more comfortable and learned."

Daniel timed in 16th quickest in qualifying on Friday during the World of Outlaws season opener. It marked his career-best qualifying effort with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.' A fifth-place run in a heat race locked Daniel into the main event.

"That was a great feeling and we learned a lot in the feature," he said. "I didn't finish with a great result, but running all of those laps was a great opportunity. It was something that I think will help me when we come back next year."

Daniel's final race of the weekend came on Saturday when he timed in 26 th quickest in qualifying before he placed ninth in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown. Sunday's event finale rained out.

Daniel will make his 360ci winged sprint car season debut this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. It will mark his debut at the track.

"I'm excited to see how we are getting back into a 360," he said. "We ended last year with our first two 410 races and have started this year with six 410 races in a row. I think it will slow everything down to get back into the 360 this weekend. Plus, it's always fun to race at a new track."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 6 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 7 (4).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 11 (10).

Feb. 8 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 25 (20).

Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 9 (8).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 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.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

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"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 also like to thank 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.

 

 

Rilat Holding High Hopes Heading Into Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - HEATH, Texas (Feb. 12, 2019) - Travis Rilat and BDS Motorsports will kick off the 2019 sprint car season this weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., hosts the tripleheader from Thursday through Saturday. The event is named in honor of one of Rilat's friends who passed away in 2002.

"We've run the Ronald Laney Memorial for a number of years and it's a special event," Rilat said. "We won a prelim night in 2006 and have had a lot of strong results, but it'd be really special to win the finale and that's our goal."

Rilat has recorded multiple top 10s during each of the last three editions of the event, posting podiums in 2016 and 2017 before earning results of ninth, eighth and seventh, respectively, last year.

"It's important to watch the track throughout the night because it can get slick quick," he said. "I think that track is one that is beneficial to have a lot of laps on so hopefully that plays into our hands."

This year also marks the second full season that Rilat will drive for Bryan Sundby's BDS Motorsports. The team garnered eight top fives - six during ASCS National Tour competition - and 20 top 10s while driving to a top-10 finish in the ASCS National Tour championship standings last year.

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

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"We've been using Schoenfeld Headers for a long time," Rilat said. "It's a durable product and top of the line."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, The BOSS, MDS Boring & Drilling, CnB Chubby, Joe's Kleen Products, 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.

 

 

Hill Experiences Challenging Opening Weekend in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019) - Alex Hill's first-ever visit to Bubba Raceway Park was a challenging experience as she kicked off her 2019 racing season last weekend during a USCS Series doubleheader. A driving miscue was costly on Friday while mechanical woes plagued her on Saturday.

"I thought we ran pretty well, although our results didn't show it," she said. "I made a mistake on Friday that cost us and we had some mechanical problems on Saturday. But other than those issues, I thought we ran some pretty good laps for our first time there."

On Friday, Hill started last in her heat race and was able to advance a spot in a race where there was little passing, placing her eighth on the starting grid in her 14-car B Main.

"I was on the outside and got too tight going into the turn on the first lap of the B Main," she said. "I went way high and everybody drove under me and I fell back to last. After that, I was able to move forward and eventually finished seventh. I had a really good car and I'm confident that I would have finished in the top four and transferred to the A Main if I hadn't made that mistake on the first lap."

A better draw the following night started Hill third in her heat race, but mechanical problems forced her from the contest.

"I dropped to fourth and was able to regain third when the wing slider valve kind of exploded fluid everywhere in the car and on me," she said.

The DNF in her heat race forced her to start last in a B Main.

"I didn't have any brakes right away in the B Main so I didn't go full throttle during the race," she said. "I just kind of played it safe, especially since we had started in the back. I kept pumping them and they finally came back with a couple of laps to go, but it was too late to do anything."

Hill is looking forward to racing at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla.

"We've begun our season at East Bay for quite a while now," she said. "Last year we were able to make the A Main all three nights. We're hoping to do that again and put down some fast laps."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 8 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 7 (8).

Feb. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: DNF (3); B Main: 12 (14).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 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.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"Lettrage Pixel does the graphics for our car," Hill said. "They also designed my helmets. We're really happy with their work."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Gaerte/TOPP Performance Race Products, 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.

 

 

Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship Open to All Teams Participating at Knoxville in August!

Knoxville, IA, February 12, 2019 – The Priority Aviation $20,000 sponsorship has drawn a wealth of excitement and enthusiasm, as well as much needed donations towards the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa.

“After some consideration, Jennifer and I would like to open this up to any sprint car team competing at Knoxville in August whether it be the 410 Nationals or the 360 Nationals,” says Priority Aviation’s Richard Marshall. “Our primary goal here is to raise money for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and finish off paying for the construction of the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower. Because of that goal, we wanted to open this up to other teams competing at Knoxville in August, including the 360 Nationals. We hope that this allows for drivers and fans to really interact as well. Any interactions between drivers and fans is a good thing for both.”

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director Bob Baker says, “Again, we can’t thank Richard and Jennifer Marshall enough for their support of our museum! We are happy that any race team can benefit from this $20,000 sponsorship as well, whether they’re competing in the Knoxville Nationals or the 360 Nationals!”

In an effort to help both sprint car teams and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Priority Aviation will be offering a $20,000 sponsorship to the driver or team that acquires the most donations through membership and other means to the museum prior to July 31, 2019. The sponsorship will be awarded to the team during their competition in Knoxville in August.

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

The museum can ship membership and donation information out for the drivers and teams to pass out at their races throughout the season. The driver or team with the highest amount of donations returned to the museum before July 31, will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. All funds collected will go towards paying off remaining construction costs on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

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

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Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

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Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

JPA MASONRY SIGNS ON TO 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL, MARCH 3RD TO 9TH

As the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show takes shape, behind the scenes the telephones are ringing and the internet is busy as another new sponsor has been added to the show in recent days. In what has proved to be a very successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing all under one roof, together they will all join forces in Phillipsburg, New Jersey for the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall 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. Stay up to date on the happenings by visiting 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. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

Joining the Dirt Track Heroes ever growing list of sponsors for the second consecutive year are the construction experts at JPA Masonry. JPA Masonry is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos and surrounding areas. Established in 2001, contractor and owner Joe Amantea has twenty plus years of experience in the masonry field which includes custom stone and design work. Exceeding the customer's expectations is the normal standard for the experts at JPA Masonry. They are a family oriented business and not only building the Poconos but giving opportunities to the community by employing their workers and subcontractors.

JPA Masonry is located at 469 Industrial Park Road in Mount Pocono and is a full service, fully insured masonry company specializing in residential, commercial and industrial projects and applications. JPA Masonry will take care of your home as if it was their own as they take pride in all of the details and focus on craftsmanship. Their commercial projects facilitate the conduction of business and commerce and includes construction for retail shops, medical buildings, industrial and manufacturing facilities, professional office buildings, restaurants, hotels and just about every structure application one can think of. They have all of the resources to get your major project completed from start to finish.

Some examples of the superior work and craftsmanship completed by JPA Masonry includes the Pocono Medical Center in Bartonsville, Kalahari Resort in Mount Pocono, Pet Smart Store in the Lehigh Shopping Center, Dick's Sporting Goods in Bartonsville, Desaki Restaurant in Swiftwater and the Camelback Resort in Tannersville. For further information regarding JPA Masonry, contact them by phone at: 570-839-9656 or through email at: info@jpamasonry.com

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on contributing sponsors for the upcoming show. Already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. IRCO has been a strong sponsor to the show since the inception of the show in 2008 and can be reached at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications/the home of the Stage One Modifieds, 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.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display will 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 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 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.

 

 

New promotion team leads Fremont Speedway into 2019

FREMONT, Ohio – A new five-member team will lead Fremont Speedway into its 69th racing season in 2019 which kicks off Saturday, April 13.

“The Track That Action Built,” located in the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in the heart of Fremont, Ohio, will feature the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks nearly every Saturday through the middle of September.

The five member board that run will run the track after long-time promoters Rich and Shelly Farmer stepped down following the 2018 season, are Ryan Schiets (Chair), Brian “Buzz” Mathias, Justin Liskai, Gary Root and Rick Holland.

“We got a little bit of a late start but the team has met nearly every week. We have been out in the community meeting our marketing partners and talking to a lot of knowledgeable people in the sport. It will be a huge learning experience for us this season but we have the most loyal race fans and teams in the country and that will make things a lot easier for us,” Schiets said. “We really have to thank all the great marketing partners who have once again stepped up to help us put on the races. They come back every year because our loyal fans support their businesses.”

Schiets pointed out the standard weekly purse for the 410 sprints will pay $3,000 to the feature winner ($300 to start). He said the purses for the 305 sprints and dirt trucks have been increased in 2019. The 305 sprint feature winner will take home $750 ($200 to start) and the dirt truck feature winner will now earn $500 ($100 to start).

Another new twist in 2019 is the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont 410 Championship Series (AFCS) Presented the Baumann Auto Group and the KS Sales and Service AFCS 305 Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. There will be 18 AFCS 410 races in 2019 – 9 at both Fremont and Attica, and 14 AFCS 305 races – 7 at each track.

“By working with Attica and thanks to the work from Duane Hancock, we have been able to put together a pretty good package to reward the teams that are loyal to both tracks. There will be four back-to-back – Friday at Attica and Saturday at Fremont – events each paying $4,000 to win for the 410 sprints this year,” Schiets noted. “There are also three $1,000 to win 305 events. We are hoping to grow the fair race for the 305s to be an even bigger payday depending on sponsorship.”

Schiets noted many of the fan interaction activities that Rich and Shelly Farmer instituted will also be back in 2019 such as Throw Back Night, Armed Services Night, Fan Favorite Night and Students Race Into Summer Night.

Fremont Speedway’s season opener on Saturday, April 13 is an AFCS point night. Other notable events in 2019 at Fremont include:

- Saturday, May 4, Open Wheel Shootout featuring $4,000 to win AFCS 410 sprints; the 305 verses NRA 360 sprint challenge and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprints.

- Saturday, May 18, AFCS 410 sprints $4,000 to win, AFCS 305 sprints $1,000 to win.

- Saturday, May 25, FAST 410 sprints

- Saturday, June 8, AFCS 410 sprints $4,000 to win, AFCS 305 sprints $1,000 to win. Prior to the night’s racing the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies take place

- Saturday, June 15, BOSS non-wing sprints

- Saturday, June 29, Open Wheel Shootout with the AFCS 410 sprints, 305/NRA 360 sprint challenge, BOSS non-wing sprints

- Saturday, July 27, AFCS 410 sprints $4,000 to win

- Tuesday, Aug. 20, 305 fair race, at least $1,000 to win

- Saturday, Sept. 7, AFCS Championship Night

- Saturday, Sept. 14, Fremont Speedway Championship Night.

- Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21, the 12th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic. Friday will see the 410 sprints battle for $3,000 to win with the 305 sprints battling for $1,000 to win. Saturday’s FAST 410 feature winner will take home $10,000 while the 305 sprint feature winner will earn $1,000.

“We put together a schedule that didn’t step on the bigger shows at other area tracks. We recognize we all have to work together to be successful. Now we just need Mother Nature to cooperate,” Schiets said.

Gates will open each week at Fremont Speedway at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m. (times may very for specials).

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

FREMONT SPEEDWAY 2019 SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 13 – Pepsi Community Night, 410 and 305 AFCS sprints, trucks

Saturday, April 27 – Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Fan Favorite Night, 410 and 305 sprints and trucks

Saturday, May 4 – Amerigas Propane Open Wheel Shootout, AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win, 305/NRA 360 challenge, BOSS non-wing sprints

Saturday, May 18 – Kistler Engines Meet the Drivers Student Night, 410 and 305 AFCS ($4,000 to win for 410s and $1,000 to win for 305s), trucks

Saturday, May 25 – American Powersports Armed Forces Night, FAST 410 sprints, 305 sprints and trucks

Saturday, June 8 – Vision Quest Night, 410 and 305 AFCS ($4,000 to win for 410 sprints and $1,000 to win for 305 sprints), trucks, vintage cars. Hall of Fame induction prior to the night’s racing. Free camping available.

Saturday, June 15 – Fort Ball Pizza Palace Fan With a Can Night, BOSS non-wing sprints, 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, June 29 – Willie’s Sales and Service Open Wheel Shoot Out, AFCS 410 sprints, 305/NRA 360 challenge, BOSS non-wing sprints

Saturday, July 6 – Crown Battery Sponsor Challenge Night, 410 and 305 AFCS, trucks

Saturday, July 13 – Roots’s Poultry Throw Back Night, 410 and 305 AFCS sprints ($1,000 to win for 305 sprints), trucks

Saturday, July 27 – Baumann Auto Group Night, 410 and 305 AFCS ($4,000 to win for 410 sprints), trucks

Saturday, Aug. 3 – Pub 400 Family Fun Night, 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Tuesday, Aug. 20 – Fremont Fence Fair Race, 305 sprints

Saturday, Aug. 24 – Redline Equipment Tractor Pulls

Saturday, Sept. 7 – Kistler Racing Products AFCS Championship for 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Sunday, Sept. 8 – Johnny Auxter Day, vintage car racing

Saturday, Sept. 14 – Fremont Federal Credit Union, track championship for 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks

Friday, Sept. 20 – All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night, 12th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic, FAST 410 sprints ($3,000 to win), 305 sprints ($1,000 to win), trucks. Live music after the races in the campground.

Saturday, Sept. 21 – Kear’s Speedshop Night, 12th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic, FAST 410 sprints $10,000 to win, 305 sprints ($1,000 to win), trucks. Live music after the races in the campground.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Gets USAC Season Kicked off at Bubba Raceway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick spent his weekend in Ocala, FL getting his third season with the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series kicked off. Carrick would have a nice start to the season as he picked up finishes of sixth and 11th place respectively.

“It felt great to get to a new track and get the USAC season started,” Tanner Carrick said. “I have another great KKM team behind me this year and am looking forward to another year with USAC.”

After a successful practice night on Thursday, Carrick and the Craftsman/CVC/TRD team would get after it during the season opener on Friday night as he would time in fourth quickest in time trials to open his season up.

Working his way forward in heat race action, Carrick would pick up a fourth place finish and punch his ticket directly into the 30-lap feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the third position.

In a fast paced feature event, Carrick would hold his own against some stiff competition in the likes of Tyler Courtney, Kevin Thomas, Jr, and Chris Windom. Running a very strong race, Carrick would accept the checkered flag with a sixth place finish.

Returning to Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday night to cap the opening weekend, Carrick would time in 17th fastest on this night with 25 drivers checked into the pit area.

Capitalizing on a prime heat race starting position, Carrick would sail away from the field to pick up the win and make his way into the second USAC NOS Energy Drink feature event of the season.

With his work cut out for himself, Carrick would take the green flag from the 16th starting position. On a racy surface, Carrick would have his elbows up as he worked his way towards the Top-10.

Battling with Tyler Thomas and Chris Windom during the course of the 30-lapper, Carrick would close his opening weekend out with an 11th place finish.

“I have to thank Keith, Pete, and everyone associated with the team for all of their hard work,” Carrick said. “It is shaping up to be another great season.”

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-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

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Tough Trip to Florida for Ian Madsen and KCP Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking 2019 off in Florida over the last week, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing did not quite net the results they had hoped of after ending 2018 on a high note.

“It was just not a very good week for us,” Ian Madsen said. “We would seem to get our nights started off well in time trials, but we would seem to struggle as the night went on and not finish well.”

Opening the year by battling the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at the Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday night, Madsen would time the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring entry in third fastest in his time trial group, putting him on the pole of his heat race.

Racing to a second place finish in his heat, a second place finish in the Dash would put Madsen in the second row to start his first feature event of the season.

Slowly falling back through the field over the course of the opener, Madsen would take the checkered flag with a 12th place finish.

One final dress rehearsal on Thursday night with the All Stars saw Madsen time in fifth fastest in his group, which lined the KCP Racing team up fifth in their heat race. Slipping back to finish sixth, a trip to the ‘B’ main would be required where the St. Marys, NSW pilot would pocket the win and transfer into the feature event.

From the back of the pack, Madsen and company would continue to tune on their machine to get better in the feature event but it would prove to be tough to move forward as he would close the night 19th on this night.

Getting off to a great start during Friday night’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink opener, Madsen would earn quick time honors in time trials and line up on the pole of his heat race.

Finishing third in his heat, Madsen would transfer into the 30-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the ninth starting position. With the race clicking along, Madsen would fade towards the end of the race as he fell out of the top-10 and finished 17th.

Though frustrated, the KCP Racing team would continue to grind as Saturday night saw the team time in 12th fastest amongst the 31 cars checked into the event.

While running in a transfer position in the heat race and battling for a spot in the Dash, a big plume of smoke would billow out of the engine compartment and Madsen would be forced to take his machine back to the trailer.

With the team able to make a fix prior to the Last Chance Showdown, Madsen would finish fourth and keep his night rolling into the second WoO feature event of the year.

Moving into the feature event, a fast paced, nonstop affair would see Madsen go down a lap early which would make his night that much more difficult. Sticking it out to give his Kyle Ripper led crew some feed back, Madsen would close the weekend out with a 25th place finish as Sunday night’s race was washed out.

“In the scheme of things I really wish we could have raced on Sunday to try and get things sorted,” Ian Madsen noted. “We definitely didn’t struggle due to lack of effort, but we need to be good through the entire night with the World of Outlaws. It felt good to get our season going, and thanks to all of the great people who make this possible.”

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, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing return to action February 22nd and 23rd when the World of Outlaws invade Texas.

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

 

 

Gator Champs! Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports Open 2019 In Impressive Fashion

PETERSEN MEDIA- The 2019 season opening event will be long remembered by Daryn Pittman and the Roth Motorsports team. Kicking their tenure off together during the DIRTCar Nationals, Pittman would pick up two World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins, a second place finish, and a third place finish during four nights of action en route to claiming his third career DIRTCar Nationals triumph and first ever for Roth Motorsports.

“It was an ‘okay’ week,” Daryn Pittman joked. “In all seriousness, it went way better than we could have dreamed or scripted, and I am hopeful that we can keep it going moving forward.”

The first two nights of the 48th Annual DirtCar Nationals would be ran under Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions sanction, and Pittman would flex his muscle during both nights of action. Qualifying fourth in his group on Wednesday night, the Owasso, OK driver would win his heat race and make his way into the Dash where he would also pick up the win.

Jumping into the early lead, Pittman would look to make his first night in the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, & Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock backed No. 83 a memorable one as he flirted with the feature event win, but a late race move by Shane Stewart would put him second at the line.

Timing in fastest overall in time trials on Thursday night, the Roth Motorsports team would continue to garner attention as Pittman would charge from his fourth starting position to finish second in his heat. Moving into the Dash, Pittman would again grab the win and find himself on the front row of the feature event.

Battling with the likes of Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart, Pittman lead laps again on this night, but Brad Sweet would get past him to take over the top spot. Battling with Schuchart in the waning laps, Pittman would land on his second consecutive podium by way of a third place finish.

Friday night brought on World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action, in a sense the 2019 season would officially get started on this night with the team committed to the series for the season ahead.

Just as he had done in the two previous nights of action, Pittman laid down a great lap in qualifying time trials as he timed in second fastest in qualifications, and qualified for the Dirt Vision Fast Pass Dash by way of a second place finish in his heat race.

Finishing third in the Dash, Pittman would put the Roth Motorsports entry in the second row for the 30-lap feature event. On an immaculately prepared racing surface, Pittman would find himself in a torrid battle for second with fellow Okie, Christopher Bell, as the duo chased after leader, Shane Stewart.

Amidst a non-stop feature event, DP would clear bell for second on the 15th lap as he stayed committed to the bottom grove, the same groove Brad Sweet used to get by him just one night before.

With Stewart staying committed to the top, Pittman would make the bottom work as he closed in on the leader lap after lap. With just five laps to go, Pittman would pounce in traffic as he slipped underneath Stewart to grab the lead on lap 25 and never look back as he went on to grab the season opening feature event win with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’, his 82nd career score with the series.

Pittman and company checked into Saturday night’s event as marked men after a red-hot start to the week. Continuing to use his Speedway Engines power, the former series champion would again time in well as he ended up second fastest on the speed chart.

Powering to a heat race win, another third place run in the Dirt Vision Fast Pass Dash would again line Pittman up in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Pittman would actually slip back to fourth as he searched around the Volusia Speedway Park racing surface. Racing with a ton of confidence, Pittman would make a couple of nice moves as he worked his way into second and began chasing after Christopher Bell.

Stalking Bell, Pittman would make a nice move out of turn for to take the lead on the 19th lap, only to see Bell answer and actually pull away and gap Pittman. Moving to the high side of the speedway, Pittman would again close in on Bell in the race’s waning laps and would bring the crowd to their feet when he got to Bell on the 25th lap.

Exchanging moves with Bell for a trio of laps, Pittman would grab the lead for good on the 28th marker and race his way to his second win of the week, and his 83rd career win overall with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Sitting out front in the weeklong Gator Championship point standings, Pittman would be crowned the DIRTCar Nationals Champion once Sunday night’s program was cancelled due to rain capping a memorable week of racing.

“After the first two nights, I knew we had a fast car and that is a testament to Brent, Cori, and Fud,” Pittman added. “It was a great start to our World of Outlaws season, and I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving me a shot, and all of the people who back this team.”

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: 4, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 4, Top 10’s: 4

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports return to action on February 22nd at Cotton Bowl Speedway, and February 23rd at LoneStar Speedway.

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.

 

 

Matrafailo Racing Announces 2019 Plans

Car owners, John and Karen Matrafailo, announced their plans for the upcoming 2019 racing season. The Milford Pennsylvania based racing team will make the transition to the Central Pennsylvania 410 open-wheeled sprint car division with their driver Kyle Smith from South Egremont, Massachusetts.

“We have had great success in the 305 division,” said John Matrafailo. “It’s now time for us to full-fill the dream and transition our team into the premier 410 division.” The team plans to compete for Rookie of the Year honors at the famed Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA.

The Matrafailos and Smith had a very successful campaign in 2018 in the 305 Sprint Car division. Smith piloted the #17 to victory lane seven times in 2018, earning victories at Port Royal Speedway (2), Williamsgrove Speedway (1), Path Valley Speedway (1), BAPS Speedway (1), Clinton County Speedway (1) and Grandview Speedway (1).

Smith won the track championships at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway. He finished the season as the runner up in the PA Sprint Series Points Standings. In the IMCA Racing Series for Sprint Cars, Smith finished 9th in the national standings and was ranked 2nd in the state of Pennsylvania.

“I’m thankful for this opportunity from the Matrafailos and our sponsors to be able to compete weekly at Port Royal Speedway,” said Kyle Smith. “The competition at Port Royal is always stellar and I look forward to this next step in my racing career.”

The Matrafailo Racing #17 will represent team sponsors Dickson City Hyundai of Scranton, PA; Lehighton Kia of Leighton, PA; A-1 Engines of Scranton, PA; Taylor Propane of Dover Plains, NY; Bruce's Speed Shop of Rockway, NJ; Whitebread Racing Enterprises of Wapwallopen, PA; Mystique Salon of South Egremont, MA; Kelly Fuels of Breinigsville, PA; Neiger’s Service Center of Middletown, NY; Chuck Allessi Plumbing & Heating of Middletown, NY; and Joe Wilkerson & Sons Excavating of Sheffield, MA.

The team has also launched a new website, www.matrafailoracing.com. The site will feature news, results, and team information.

For more information about the Matrafailo Team or to learn more about marketing opportunities, contact the team’s marketing director, Jason McCahan, at 570-898-0125.

 

 

MIKE THOMPSON GEARING UP FOR BUSY 2019 SEASON IN MICRO SPRINTS AND SPRINT CARS

Holland, PA- February 10, 2019 –Mike Thompson is gearing up for his third full season behind the wheel of a 600cc Micro Sprint and will also make his debut in a wingless 360 Sprint Car in 2019. Mike was the 2017 Linda's Speedway 600 Rookie of the Year at just 13 years of age. In 2018 he competed in over 50 events in the 600 Micro Sprint at 12 different tracks in 4 different states. He won both the 2018 Linda's Speedway Most Improved Driver Award and Sportsmanship Award. He had top 10 points finishes in 4 separate Series in 2018. Mike picked up 2 Feature wins in 2018- one winged and one wingless and also won 15 qualifying events.

Mike will open the 2019 600 Micro season at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL for a 3 race series with the Florida Mini Sprints beginning on Thursday February 14th in the family owned Thompson Motorsports #11. The team has put together a schedule of over 60 races for the 2019 season. The Northeast season will begin for the team at Path Valley Speedway's opener on March 23rd. Most Friday nights will find the Thompsons at Linda's Speedway while Saturday nights they will compete at several different tracks including Greenwood Valley, Clyde Martin, and Path Valley. The #11 will also compete at Kutztown's Action Track, Trail-way Speedway, and Spirit Auto Center Speedway in New Jersey. Thompson Motorsports also plans to travel to the Mid-west for several high profile, big money events in 2019.

Mike will also compete in a wingless 360 Sprint Car for New Jersey car owner Tim Hogue in the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series. Mike will be the 3rd generation of Thompson to compete in a Sprint Car as his dad Len is a former winner in 410 Sprint competition and his grandfather Bruce is a former winner in a 360 Sprint Car with URC. Mike's debut in the Hogue #39 car will occur at Delaware International Speedway on April 17th. Hogue and Thompson will plan to run several other shows together in the series with expected visits to Grandview Speedway and Big Diamond Speedway, among others. The Hogue #39 has competed regularly in the USAC Eastern Storm Series with a 410 engine under the hood with drivers such as USAC Triple Crown Champion Jerry Coons Jr. The team's wingless Sprint Car experience coupled with Mike's success in a wingless 600 Micro Sprint give them confidence that they can run up front right out of the box.

Sponsorship for the Hogue #39 comes from VP Racing Fuels and Boulevard Truck Lease and they will utilize Maxim Chassis and Kriner's Racing Engines. The Thompson Motorsports Team has primary sponsorship from Thompson Motor Service in Penndel, PA. Associate sponsors include AutoPlus Auto Parts in Penndel, Cash 4 Houses 610-756-SPIN, and IGA of Middleburg. Scrappy’s Auto Service in Langhorne, PA handles all of the body and paint work for the team. West Fabrication supports the team with expert fabrication work and Bowen Lettering provides professional lettering for the cars and hauler. Product sponsors include 600cc Performance, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Driven Racing Oil, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Precise Racing Products, Simpson Performance Products, Tear-Off Apparel, VP Racing Fuels, VRP Shocks, and Wings Unlimited. The team is proud to utilize and have the support of Hyper chassis with LHS Engines and Hyper EVO Fuel Injection.

For more information contact us at tms1921@hotmail.com and keep up with the latest Thompson Motorsports info on social media. On Facebook, search “Mike Thompson – Thompson Motorsports” and follow us on Instagram @ thompson_motorsports_11

 

 

Speed Tec Adds Boost To The 12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show

SPEED TEC ADDS BOOST TO 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT, OPENING SUNDAY, MARCH 3 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ . . . . . . . . . .The countdown continues for the upcoming 2019 edition of the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show and another sponsor has signed on for the event. The show management has reached out to all racetracks and racing series with high hopes most will play a part in this year’s edition of the show. The past, present and future of auto racing will join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The event work staff continues to work their magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another great event as they have been burning the midnight oil to prepare and get ready for the week-long event. Stay up to date on the happenings by visiting www.dirttrackheroescarshow.com.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be ready to rock and roll 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 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.

Coming on board for the show for the second consecutive year will be the experts at Speed Tec, “The One Stop Shop For Anything Automotive.” Speed Tec is located at 2500 Dearborn Street in Easton, Pennsylvania and with a phone number to reach them at: 610-438-3167. Owners Art and Nate are no strangers to the world of motorsports as they opened for business in 1998 tuning cars to further fund their racing efforts and eventually turning it into a Speed Tec OEM and Performance. The experts at Speed Tec strive for accuracy and precision to bring, you the client, the trusted quality and performance all within affordable working rates. Speed Tec offers a ten percent discount for first time customers and perform quality mechanical services that include engine and computer diagnostic repair, tires, brakes, tune-ups and oil changes and through the performance line specializing in custom turbo and supercharger set-ups and much, much more. Call them today at: 610-438-3167 or contact through email at: speedtec4u@gmail.com or check out their website at: www.speedtec4u.com Allow the experts at Speed Tec to give your machine an added boost. Business hours are: Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." 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 assembling for the show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask you to please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. In place thus far in 2019 is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. Contact IRCO at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, Premio Foods with their great Sausage Products, New York based Upstate Auto, APS Powdercoating, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, ARM Automotive and Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways have all lent their assistance to the show.

All area race tracks have been invited to the show and all historical racing groups including Tri State, Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. MiBest Collectibles, Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Ronda and Gary Phillips. Greg Collins Harmony and Archie Myers Harmony will all be displaying at the show.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or 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 reach Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or: 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.

 

 

Driver Information Requested for $13,000 to win NCRA Sprint Opener!

Park City, Kansas – February 9, 2019 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas are asking drivers to email their information, if competing in the upcoming ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” on April 4-6, 2019. This event will once again open the season for the series 360-ci sprint car division.

Thursday night (April 4) will be an open practice session for sprint cars only. On Friday night, complete set of heat races and feature will be run with the nights feature winner taking home $1500 and $200 to start.

Then on Saturday night, a complete set of heat races, last chance qualifiers and championship feature finale will be run with the night’s feature winner taking home $13,000. Just starting the twenty-two-car finale will earn $600.

Entry fee is $100 for the weekend and only NCRA or ASCS rules will apply.

The Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) 305-ci sprinters will be in competition on Friday night only.

If competing, please email the following to: ncrapress@gmail.com

Car #/Driver

Hometown

Car owner

Motor/chassis

Sponsors

The above information will be used to help promotion of this event as well as you and your race team/sponsors in all upcoming pre and post-race releases.

This will be the 49th consecutive season of sanctioning dirt track racing for the NCRA and will be the series 30th season sanctioning 360-ci sprints. More information on the series, the 2019 race schedule, rules and more can be obtained by accessing the series official website www.racencra.com. You can also keep track of daily updates on their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. All questions can be answered by calling (316) 755-1781.

The National Championship Racing Series would like to thank the following for their partnership with the series for the 2019 race season: Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Precise Racing Products, Park City Chamber of Commerce and Ultra Shield Race Products.

 

 

World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” Tickets on Sale!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 8, 2019) – It’s never too early to get your tickets for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series “Boot Hill Showdown” at Dodge City Raceway Park.

And the time is now to get those valued seats before they’re gone, as tickets to the two-day stand set for September 20-21 at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas are now available.

Tickets for the event are just $35 per night for general admission with reserved seats just $40 per night. Those planning on taking in both nights can save by getting the ticket package that includes general admission for both nights for just $60 and reserved for both nights for $70.

Tickets may be obtained online at the following links:

Friday night, September 20 - https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgId=52711&pid=8670651#/event/8670651

Saturday night, September 21 - https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgId=52711&pid=8670651#/event/8670652

Two-day ticket package - https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgId=52711&packageId=41320&packageListId=41319

This year’s “Boot Hill Showdown” is back to a two-night affair after Donny Schatz topped last year’s lone event in October.

With the triumph, the ten-time World of Outlaws champion tied Joey Saldana atop the “Boot Hill Showdown” win charts with three victories atop the Dodge City clay. Schatz has now won the last two events at Dodge City after picking up his first DCRP score in 2013.

Past World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” winners at Dodge City Raceway Park:

10/20/18 – Donny Schatz

7/4/15 – Donny Schatz

7/3/15 – Jason Sides

7/5/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/4/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/6/13 – Daryn Pittman

7/5/13 – Donny Schatz

6/23/12 – Kraig Kinser

6/22/12 – Steve Kinser

7/2/11 – Jason Sides

7/1/11 – Craig Dollansky

6/14/10 – Joey Saldana

6/12/10 – Sammy Swindell

6/13/09 – Joey Saldana

6/12/09 – Joey Saldana

6/21/08 – Donny Schatz

6/20/08 – Joey Saldana

6/23/07 – Daryn Pittman

6/22/07 – Jason Meyers

7/1/06 – Joey Saldana

10/8/05 – Danny Lasoski

6/22/04 – Steve Kinser

Joining in on “Boot Hill Showdown” action at DCRP will be the IMCA Sport Modifieds on Friday, September 20, and then the IMCA Modifieds on Saturday, September 21.

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 following a car show and open practice on March 23. 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.

 

 

Bellm Capitalized on Last Minute Chili Bowl Opportunity – Prepping for Approaching 2019 Season

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (February 8, 2019) – When last month’s 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals fired off at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Kyle Bellm planned on little more than observing a night or two of the prestigious race’s action.

That all changed with a late-night call on Monday, January 14, the same night the event started.

“The phone rang and they asked if I would be interested in driving their car in Friday’s qualifying night,” Bellm said of the call from the Hunt Brothers Racing No. 10b Next Level Metal Midget team. “It was a no-brainer, I jumped at it.”

The decision proved a wise one, with the accomplished Sprint Car shoe racing his way into Friday night’s feature after finishes of fourth in both heat race and qualifying race competition and then a “B” Main triumph.

“Then we were fast in the ‘A’ Main, we passed a few cars until another car spun out in front of us,” Bellm recalls.

Bellm was then contending for a transfer position in his Saturday night feature only to have the run literally cut short by a cut tire.

“If things go a little different there, I feel like we could have had a good chance to advance another couple of features at least,” Bellm says.

It ranks as perhaps Bellm’s best Chili Bowl outing yet.

“For a last minute deal, I was really happy with how it went,” Bellm said afterward. “I got more comfortable with the car each time out and we gained speed every time.”

Bellm and the family owned No. 14k Sprint Car team are currently getting things ready for a 2019 season that includes a slate of selected Regional and National ASCS events along with a handful of events with a newly acquired 410-ci powerplant.

“I’m excited about this year,” Bellm states. “Our 360-ci program is strong, I feel like we’re always capable of being a top-five car anywhere we go. And now with the 410, that gives us a few more scheduling options during the year.”

Bellm’s 2019 schedule of events will be unveiled soon.

2018 Quick Stats: 31 races, 3 wins, 14 top-fives, 19 top-tens.

Up Next: 2019 schedule to be determined.

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

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

 

 

Only Nine Weekends Left Without Racing in Knoxville

Our countdown clock started last September and we're watching the days tick away! Only nine weekends left without the roar of engines at Knoxville Raceway.

Racing returns to the Sprint Car Capital of the World on Saturday, April 13 with the Kraig Ford/PellaMotors.com Opening Night. Adult tickets are $15, teens are $10 and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget, anyone with a ticket to the season opener is invited to the season kick-off party on Friday, April 12 at the track! Come for the on-track testing and stop by the party for free Casey's pizza, Budweiser beverages and Pepsi products! Support Driver Safety at the KRCO Fundraiser

The eighth annual KRCO Fundraiser will be held Saturday, February 23 in Dyer-Hudson Hall at Knoxville Raceway.

The event features a silent auction, live auction, cash bar and dinner from Checkered Flag Concessions.

Doors open and silent auction begins at 4pm. Dinner is served from 5-8pm for $10 per person. Live auction set to begin at 7pm.

All funds go to Knoxville Raceway driver safety initiatives, driver insurance and/or assistance with injured drivers. Support the Sprint Car Hall of Fame AND Support a Race Team!

Priority Aviation is pledging a $20,000 Knoxville Nationals sponsorship to the driver or team who raises the most money for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum through memberships by July 31, 2019.

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. 2019 Marion County Fair Concert Announced

Dust your booths off! John Michael Montgomery and Jo Dee Messina will be headlining the 2019 Marion County Fair concert on Friday, July 12.

With hit songs like "I Can Love You Like That", "I Swear", and "SOLD" by Montgomery and "Heads Carolina, Tales California" and "Lesson in Leavin" by Messina, it's going to be a sing-along, country hit night in the Knoxville Raceway infield!

Tickets are $25 presale and can be ordered here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets will also be available the day of the event for $30.

Concessions, beer stand and Peace Tree Brewing craft beer will be available in the infield as well.

 

 

Donny Schatz set to embark on 23rd World of Outlaws season

By Mike Spieker

DonnySchatz.com

BARBERVILLE, Florida (February 8, 2019) – Just three short months after claiming his 10th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series title at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart / Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 team are ready to kick off another year with the Greatest Show on Dirt.

For Schatz, it will be his 23rd season with the World of Outlaws and with it comes a bit of change. A new co-primary partner brings new colors as Rush Truck Centers is proudly displayed on the top wing of the now white, blue and red Shaver powered J&J.

Over the offseason, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) announced Schatz’s long-time crew chief, Ricky Warner, had transitioned into a role leading the team’s research and development efforts in conjunction with the Ford Performance team. The move promoted car chief, Steve “Scuba” Swenson, to crew chief for the 2019 season.

Swenson is no stranger to Schatz or TSR. Swenson began working for TSR in 2007 and is working with Schatz for the seventh consecutive year. The Watertown, S.D. native has helped Schatz win five Knoxville Nationals and six World of Outlaws championships.

The duo made their debut with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday, February 6th. The result was no less than impressive. After struggling early in the night, Schatz rallied from seventh to second in the B-main to solidify a position in the main event. Rolling off 22nd in a stacked line up, in true Schatz fashion, the Fargo, N.D. driver wheeled his way up to the fourth position, advancing 18 positions and picking up the Hard Charger award.

The following night was very similar. Schatz transferred into the A-main by way of a runner-up finish in the B, which put him 22nd on the grid. Again, the 10-time and defending World of Outlaws champion powered his way up to ninth to earn another Hard Charger award.

Schatz has 10 career World of Outlaws victories at semi-banked half-mile clay oval, including a pair of wins in 2018. Entering the 2019 season, Schatz sits third on the all-time Outlaws wins list with 283 career victories and has a six-year streak of winning at least 20 races.

All three World of Outlaws (Feb. 8-10) events this weekend can be seen on DirtVision.com.

Previous World of Outlaws Results at Volusia Speedway Park:

2018:

4th on Feb. 9 (started 14th)

1st on Feb. 10 (started 6th; lead 2 laps)

1st on Feb. 11 (started 4th; lead 27 laps)

2017:

14th on Feb. 17 (started 16th)

1st on Feb. 19 (started on the pole; lead 12 laps)

1st on Feb. 19 (started 17th; lead 2 laps)

2016:

18th on Feb. 12 (started 17th)

1st on Feb. 13 (started 5th; lead 9 laps)

8th on Feb. 14 (started 12th)

2015:

2nd on Feb. 13 (started 6th; lead 4 laps)

1st on Feb. 14 (started 2nd; lead 23 laps)

10th on Feb. 15 (started 17th)

2014:

12th on Feb. 14 (started 20th)

1st on Feb. 15 (started 11th; lead 8 laps)

3rd on Feb. 16 (started 3rd)

2013:

8th on Feb. 15 (started 22nd)

22nd on Feb. 16 (started 8th)

4th on Feb. 17 (started 14th)

2012:

4th on Feb. 18 (started 15th)

1st on Feb. 19 (started on the pole; lead all 20 laps)

2nd on Feb. 19 (started on the pole)

2011:

15th on Feb. 11 (started 18th)

2nd on Feb. 12 (started 7th)

17th on Feb. 13 (started 20th)

2010:

1st on Feb. 6 (started 3rd; lead 20 laps)

4th on Feb. 7 (started 6th)

2009:

1st on Feb. 6 (started on the pole; lead 20 laps)

8th on Feb. 7 (started 11th)

1st on Feb. 8 (started 4th; lead all 30 laps)

2008:

2nd on Feb. 8 (started 4th)

2nd on Feb. 9 (started 3rd; lead 3 laps)

8th on Feb. 10 (started 24th)

2007:

1st on Feb. 9 (started on the pole; lead 14 laps)

3rd on Feb. 10 (started 5th)

3rd on Feb. 10 (started 6th)

2006:

2nd on Feb. 9, 14th on Feb. 10

2005:

19th on Feb. 11 (lead 10 laps); 15th on Feb. 13

 

 

Its Lockys turn
After the celebrations of turning 100 last weekend it is now Phil Locks turn to celebrate 100. The Series stalwart has only missed one round since the series commenced back in 2007-08 and as he rolls into Heartland Raceway for RD8 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Saturday he clocks up his 100th show. “What an incredible effort this is. His loyalty, passion and dedication to the All Stars is amazing and we cannot thank him enough for his support over the years. He was the first member of our Hall of Fame “Legends” Award back in 2011/12 and he has won the Drivers Driver Award 8 out of the 10 times it has been given. Our drivers have actually renamed the award and affectionately call it the “Locky” Award. Phil has been supported over all these years by the same crew members and these guys must also be thanked for not only their hard work with Phil but also their loyalty to us also.” Promoter Searle says.
Matthew Reed is returning to try and double up his victory in his V92 Maxim. Reed has 2 series wins so far this season so No.3 would be a bonus. V29 Michael Tancredi showed speed last weekend and wants to repeat his RD2 victory. SA44 Dan Evans has secured a Maxwell lease engine for the night and will be one to watch. Current Series Champ Paul Solomon & Chris Solomon are both making a return this Saturday. Throw in SA33 Mark Caruso, SA96 Brendan Guerin, V77 Brayden Parr, V78 Chris Campbell all wanting to take out first place. With a strong field nominated teams will be looking for consistency to lock in points for the Championship
Driver giveaways and autograph sessions and with cooler weather forecast at Moama it should make for perfect racing conditions. Come and be part of the All Star action and help to celebrate Lockys 100th show.
Heartland Raceway, Moama where the actions starts at 6.00pm.

 

NCRA Releases 2019 Schedule for All Four Divisions!

Park City, Kansas – February 7, 2019 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products have released the schedules for their 360-ci sprint car, modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions for the 2019 race season. It will be the series 49th consecutive season for the series, which will hold a total of 48 events at seven different tracks in three states.

The 360-ci sprint car division will compete in sixteen different events in three different states and two new venues. Inaugural appearances at Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Oklahoma (with ASCS Sooner Region) and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas (with NCRA Sprint Car Bandits) are just two of those events. The tour will once again kick off the season with the ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City on April 5-6, 2019 with Saturday night’s championship feature winner taking home $13,000, while just starting the main event earns $600.

This will be the 22nd consecutive season for the modified tour with the schedule consisting of thirteen events at four different venues, including their first-evet appearance at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kansas.

The 2019 race season will be the 36th year for the series late model division with thirteen events slated at five different venues, with one of those events a co-sanctioned affair with the Sooner Late Model Series.

All division schedules for the series can be found on the series official website www.racencra.com, as well as official rules for each division and more. You can also keep track of daily updates by keeping tabs to their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Any questions or inquires can be answered by calling the series (316) 755-1781.

The National Championship Racing Association would like to welcome their involvement and partnership with the series in 2019: Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Precise Racing Products, Park City Chamber of Commerce and Ultra-Shield Race Products.

 

 

Ride to Conquer Cancer Returns

Following last year’s successful Ride to Conquer Cancer, which saw Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke join three other riders in a 175-kilometre bike journey to raise money for cancer research, Krikke has once again decided to embark on the challenge, this time with a bolstered team of 12 riders.

After being approached by Sprintcar driver Paul Peet last season, Krikke was more than enthusiastic about participating in the ride to raise awareness and much-needed funds for a cause that is close to his heart, with his brother Shane having lost his battle with cancer in June of 2016.

With the 175-kilometre trek taking place in the day leading up to next month’s Krikke Boys Shootout, commencing at the South Perth Foreshore and concluding at the Bunbury Entertainment Centre, the team managed to complete the ride in a little over seven hours, raising a whopping $31,853, which was donated in full to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Hoping to achieve the same result if not better this time around, eight new riders, which include Sprintcar drivers, team owners and crew members, will join the original four riders in putting their bodies on the line in support of cancer research.

“Cancer has or will touch us all during our lives; it’s an insidious disease that will always be a terrible burden to whoever contracts it,” commented Krikke.

“In saying that, there is important research being done to find a cure, but the world-leading doctors, researchers, scientists and clinicians at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research are in dire need of donations to continue their vital work, so we encourage all of you to contribute and show your support. No donation is too small or too big!”

Once again taking place prior to the Krikke Boys Shootout, which will be held on the Saturday night of March 2 at Bunbury Speedway, the 175-kilometre Ride to Conquer Cancer will take place on the Friday of March 1.

For the team to achieve their goal of completing the ride in under seven hours, they will need to maintain the challenging speed of approximately 27.5 kilometres per hour throughout the duration.

100% of the donated funds will go directly to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. To show your support and contribute to cancer research, you can donate by clicking on the following link: https://www.cancer200.org.au/fundraiser/Krikkeboys

 

 

Karl Kustoms Now offers Champion Racing and Performance Products

(Clinton, Mo / 02.08.19) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, announced today that Karl Kustoms in Des Moines, Iowa now offers Champion Racing Oils, Performance Lubricants and Specialty Products. http://www.karlkustoms.com/

“It is extremely important for Champion to identify a racing & performance business that shares the same goals and has the ability to provide racers and enthusiasts with first class service and product support,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of the Racing and Performance Division for Champion. “Karl Kustoms clearly fits the stringent criteria we identified to distribute our products.”

Karl Kustoms is known for custom hot rod fabrication services, custom body paint / upholstery services, and full restoration services. They have a full line of parts and accessories for any make/model vehicle you own: wheels and tires, exhaust, marine and vehicle audio, towing, bedliners and covers.

Plus, experienced machinists with access to state of the art equipment providing specialized work on street rods, classic cars, race or drag cars. AWD Chassis Dyno capable of handling up to 1500HP and over 200MPH.

With a dedicated team and quality products, Karl Kustoms is able to provide their clients with oils and lubricants they can trust. If you’d like more information contact them at 5927 NE Industry Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50313 / 855-806-1147

Champion Motor Oils contain Champion’s proprietary thermal viscosity stabilizer, special lubricity modifiers, and a premium level of anti-wear additives, which includes a high quantity of ZDDP. These additives are proven to meet the lubrication demands of competition engines, create a tough film strength, which controls wear and provides more horsepower and torque in dynamometer testing.

Champion Motor Oils are suitable for use in all competition and race engines especially those using flat tappet and/or roller cams operating at high RPM’s and requiring high-pressure valve springs.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series officials have confirmed that veteran flagman Bill Shipman will fill that role for the upcoming season, becoming just the second person in series history to stand atop the flagstand.

Shipman fills the vacancy left by the sudden passing of J.D. Wilbur, the tour’s original flagman who worked nearly every race in its nine-year history, during the offseason.

A former chief starter for both the United States Auto Club and the American Indycar Series, Shipman worked alongside Must See Racing race director Brent Seelman during the late 1980s within Ed Adair's All American Midget Series.

Now, Shipman and Seelman will reunite their racing efforts under the same banner once again.

“Filling the flagman position has obviously been a tough task for Must See Racing considering the tough circumstances of the offseason, but I think Bill will be a huge asset to MSR going forward, replacing the only starter the series has had since its inception,” noted Seelman. “We all miss our friend J.D. Wilbur, but I think Bill's experience will make for a seamless transition and I look forward to working with him again this season.”

“The legacy that J.D. Wilbur left behind and the impact he had on everyone at Must See Racing as our flagman for the last decade will always be remembered fondly, and all of those memories remain very important to all of us in the series, from staff members to our drivers and teams,” noted Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “He will never be forgotten by any of us. With all of that said, Bill Shipman’s years of knowledge and his tenure from the flagman’s post makes him a strong fit to help guide our series going forward into the new season.

“We look forward to having Bill atop the flagstand for all of our races this season and welcome him into the Must See Racing family.”

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series on the web at www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

OSWEGO SUPERMODIFIED ONE LAP RECORD HOLDER JOEY PAYNE, 2018 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR TYLER THOMPSON, READY FOR FIRST SYRACUSE RACE WEEKEND MARCH 8-9

SYRACUSE NY February 7, 2019 . . .When the green flag drops on Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, N.Y., two of Oswego Speedway’s most popular and accomplished Supermodified drivers, Joey Payne of Fairlawn, NJ and Tyler Thompson of Oswego, will be ready to hit their throttles full blast.

Nicknamed ‘The Jersey Jet”, Payne, has won four career Supermodified features at Oswego in his career, three non-wing events and one ISMA race. More importantly, Payne is the all-time one lap non wing track record holder, setting the standard at 15.802, in 2014.

At Syracuse, Payne will be driving a car that is a proven winner. His son Anthony drove the same No. 45 to a win the first ever Indoor Auto Racing Series event inside Albany, N.Y.’s Times Union Center last February.

Thompson, who just turned 17, is a throwback to the “race anything, anywhere” mentality that was the rule rather than the exception in racing years ago.

Thompson raced a DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, a wing and non-wing Supermodified, a go-kart and an ultra-quick TQ Midget in 2018. The past season was a breakout campaign for Thompson, who won the DIRTcar All-Star Invitational Sportsman Championship at the Dirt Track in Charlotte, N.C. He also claimed both the Oswego and ISMA Supermodified Series Rookie of the Year titles; the first driver since 1992 to accomplish that dual feat.

“Driving the TQ for the full Indoor Auto Racing Championship schedule last season was great experience,” said Thompson.

“The TQ is extremely quick and it is tight racing with some of the best drivers in the country.”

Thompson will be in the Simmons Racing No. 98T he has run throughout the 2019 Series at what will almost be a hometown event for him. He’ll also be coming off a trip to Florida where he made his DIRTcar big-block Modified debut at Volusia Speedway Park.

The two-day Syracuse event will include two complete programs with qualifying and feature races each night for the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts. 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. Rudolph was the 2018 point champion at the nearby Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y. and he finished second in the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified series. Bonsignore first won the Indoor TQ Midget title than the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship.

Three upstate New York powerhouses, recent Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic winner Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, 360 Sprint ace Scott Kreutter of Alde, and Modified dirt and paved track ace Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, are all contenders for a win.

Another all Empire State team drawing attention in the recent Atlantic City race was 2017 Albany-Saratoga Speedway dirt Modified champion Marc Johnson of Guilderland. Driving an all new car owned by Ken Sebring of Albany, and built by Kluth Motorsports of Holley, Johnson was extremely competitive.

Three other highly regarded TQ chauffeurs, Eddie Strada of Hamlin, PA, Matt Janisch of Nazareth, PA, and Tim Buckwalter of Royersford, PA are among the top ten in Series points.

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.

 

 

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY AND S&S SPEEDWAY’S JOIN 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW, OPENING SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The event staff of the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to add the finishing touches on what will be another great event coming together as the past, present and future of auto racing joins forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready to go when the doors of the Phillipsburg Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show on opening day set for Sunday, March 3rd. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue its week long run through Saturday night, March 9th.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The week-long show continues to be FREE of charge to the Mall traffic and the 2019 edition of the show will be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Along with lead sponsor Quaker Steak & Lube, the newest edition to the list of great sponsors for the popular show is the Denise and Randy Smith promoted Hamlin Speedway. Located in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the Hamlin Speedway was resurrected from a dormant state thirteen years ago by the Smith Family and with a solid working staff have transformed the facility into a show place for seven divisions of racing every Saturday night that features a solid roster of some of the most talented driving stars who are beginning to make their mark in the world of Motorsports. The excitement and wheel to wheel racing action at Hamlin has made the speedway one of the top entertainment values in the country today for small car division racing. The Hamlin Speedway is a must see and do for great family fun and all at affordable pricing at the "Pearl of the Poconos."

The new schedule for the upcoming season will be available soon and offers a well-rounded cross section for all of the speedway divisions to be highlighted during the 2019 racing season. Contact the speedway today at: 570-420-5500 or check out their newly designed website at: www.hamlinspeed.com Don't forget when you are looking for something fun and exciting to do, try the S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts for some honest to goodness fender to fender and paint trading fun with a gang of your friends. Party rentals are available and the excitement of stomping the throttle and dicing it out with your friends will have you coming back time and again for more of the intense racing action. Check it out on the web at: www.SSSpeedways.com

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. In place thus far is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. Contact IRCO at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, home of the Stage One Modifieds, can be reached at: 610-462-4302 or at: www.smithfabrications.com Premio Foods offer a great line of Sausage Products. Visit their website at: www.premiofoods.com. Upstate Auto based in New York State can be reached at: 518-537-2277 or: www.upstateautoinc.com

APS Powder Coating can be reached at: 610-863-0570 or apspowdercoating@gmail.com

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. MiBest Collectibles, Friends of Nazareth, Snyder Photos and Snyder Videos, Greg Collins and Justin Beltrame will have photos and collectibles for purchase.

Entries are now accepted to display at the Twelfth 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 reach Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or: 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, drag 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.

 

 

Kenny Allen set to contest full King of the West-NARC schedule with Ed Butterfield Racing

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – February 7, 2019…For the first time in several years Chico, California’s Kenny Allen is gearing up to compete full-time with the traveling King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series in 2019.

Allen earned Rookie of Year honors and a top-10 finish in the standings with the King of the West-NARC Series during the 2011 season. At the time he was just 16-years-old and fairly new to Sprint Car racing, having been behind the wheel for only two seasons prior.

This year he is excited to tackle the full slate once again aboard the Ed Butterfield Racing No. 76 Sprint Car.

“I’m definitely looking forward to this season and want to thank Ed Butterfield for giving me the opportunity to run the 76 car full-time with the King of the West-NARC Sprint Car Series,” Allen commented. “It should be fun to run some new tracks and return to others that I haven’t been to in a while. Along with the EBR 76 I’m also going to mix in events with our own Allen Racing 7K, so I’m excited to get plenty of seat time this season.”

Last year Allen ran a full season at the Marysville Raceway and brought home a runner up finish in the Winged 360 Sprint Car standings. The now 23-year-old driver picked up one victory along the way and missed out on the title by seven slim points.

Allen and the Ed Butterfield Racing team will get the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series season underway on Saturday March 2 at the Stockton Dirt Track. It marks the first of 20 events throughout California, which eventually ends up back in Stockton for championship night on November 2.

Kenny Allen would like to thank Ed Butterfield Racing, Malcolm Drilling, Kruse Well Drilling, Chico Truck & RV Custom Trailer Sales, RacingJunk.com and inTech Trailers for their support this season.

Upcoming Races-

Saturday March 2nd: Stockton Dirt Track - King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series

Social Spotlight-

Stay up to date with Kenny Allen during the 2019 season at https://www.facebook.com/kennyallenracing/

GT Promotions- GT Promotions is a media company focusing on public relations & social media managing for motorsports venues, series, race teams and more. Since 2006 we have worked with numerous clients to boost exposure through our various channels. To inquire about becoming a part of the GT Promotions team simply email gary7n@sbcglobal.net and to keep up with our work follow https://twitter.com/garythomasGT

 

 

Reutzel Ready for DIRTcar Nationals after Pair of Ocala Top Tens

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 6, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are set for five consecutive nights of racing action at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Winter Nationals this week after posting a pair of top ten finishes in last weekend’s opening set of All Star Circuit of Champions events at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park.

The reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist will take to Barberville, Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday for a pair of All Star events and then the opening three rounds of the 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Reutzel enters the high-octane week of competition after driving the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X entry to a pair of top-tens at Bubba Raceway Park last Thursday and Friday before passing on Saturday’s finale.

The Clute, TX, native opened his Sprint Car season with a tenth-place finish in Thursday night’s All Star lidlifter before posting an eighth-place finish on Friday.

Reutzel opened things up by timing in fourth quickest overall on Thursday aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine, which put him in the second row of heat race action.

“We qualified well, but we were in that invert,” Reutzel recalls.

While a third-place heat race run secured a feature starting position, it was short of the Dash and had him starting on the sixth row outside in the 30-lap “A” Main.

After an opening lap mishap that cost him several positions, Reutzel rallied back through the field to post a tenth-place finish aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

“We got over the curb on the opening lap and fell back to about 17th,” Reutzel says. “The car was okay, it was enough that I was able to drive back up through there to get back to tenth. We still weren’t quite where we needed to be though.”

A qualifying effort of twelfth-quickest overall on Saturday netted a front row starting position that translated into a dominant heat race win to secure a Dash position.

“We qualified bad enough to be on the front row, won the heat race and then draw the last starting position for the Dash,” Reutzel recalls.

After a fifth-place run in the Dash, Reutzel gridded the feature in the ninth starting position and raced on to an eighth-place finish on a fast yet narrow track.

“We started ninth, ran it wide open for 30 laps and finished up in eighth,” Reutzel said of the night.

With afternoon showers on Saturday putting the night’s event in question, Reutzel and crew made the early decision to forego the Ocala finale.

“We really thought it would rain out,” Reutzel says. “We just felt it was better to take an extra day to get everything ready for Volusia.”

It will be Reutzel’s second dose of DIRTcar Nationals competition after taking in the 2017 edition of the event.

“We struggled with motor issues the entire time the last time here, so we didn’t really get a chance to race,” Reutzel recalls. “We should be in good shape now and I think this should be our kind of place. We just need to qualify well and go from there, I’m looking forward to this week.”

The chase for that Big Gator gets under way on Wednesday night.

2019 Quick Stats: 5 races, 2 top-tens.

Next Up: DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, FL, on Wednesday through Sunday (All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday, World of Outlaws on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Those unable to attend in person can catch all the action live via PPV on www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

 

 

Chase Johnson and Thomas Family Racing Plan Busy Schedule in California and Midwest During Fifth Year Together

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019) - Chase Johnson is thrilled to embark upon a stout 70-plus race schedule for the 2019 season.

The majority of the races, including all scheduled 410ci winged and non-wing sprint car races, will be in the familiar Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned No. 68. It marks the fifth season Johnson has driven for Thomas Family Racing.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity that Shawn and Cyndi continue to provide and I'm really looking forward to what this year entails," Johnson said. "We'll start out and do the majority of the World of Outlaws races on the West Coast. Then we'll go into our King of the West-NARC schedule. Outside of that we'll do a handful of trips to the Midwest with our primary focus being racing at Knoxville Raceway."

Johnson will make several visits to compete at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, prior to the Knoxville Nationals in August. His other priority will be competing full time for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship.

"It's definitely going to help us out a lot racing such a competitive schedule," he said. "Doing the trips to run Knoxville will help come Knoxville Nationals time. Doing the KWS-NARC stuff will make us better. I'm looking forward to going after the championship. I feel strong going into this year. We had some really good runs last year and we were consistent. A couple of DNFs hurt us in points, but I think if we eliminate those we'll be in the hunt for a championship."

Johnson placed a career best fourth in the championship standings last year.

The team will also take the wings off to compete in the USAC/CRA California Sprint Week as well as the famed Oval Nationals.

"For 2019 I think we have a competitive package in both winged and traditional sprint cars and we will try to put nights together to win main events in both categories," Shawn Thomas said. "Making main events at big shows will continue to be a goal as well as to continue to grow this team to be a threat to win anywhere we unload."

Additionally, Tyler Silva will return as a key member of the crew.

"Last year was a season full of trying stuff out and learning a lot as a team," he said. "Going into 2019 we have a lot of the kinks worked out and should be better than ever. We were so close too many times last year to not grab some wins this year. I'm most excited for the Knoxville races we will be doing prior to the Nationals because we will have a lot more knowledge going into the Nationals than we did last year."

Johnson will fill in his schedule with approximately 15 races in his No. 24 winged sprint car and 15 midget events with Morris Motorsports.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fire Suppression Engineering

Fire Suppression Engineering is a new fire extinguisher and suppression business, which is based in North Carolina.

"We are excited to welcome aboard Fire Suppression Engineering," Johnson said. "They have a great vision and we are looking forward to sharing their vision as well as helping them grow."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, 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.

 

 

Daniel Hopeful to Find Rhythm Quickly While Gaining Seat Time in 410 Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2019) - Mason Daniel doubled his career experience racing a 410ci winged sprint car last weekend when he made a pair of starts with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions.

Daniel, who entered the season with two career 410 races under his belt, gained valuable seat time during the two season-opening races at Bubba Raceway Park.

"The car had speed; it was more of me getting comfortable at that track," he said. "It's not an easy track to run and be fast at. It takes a lot to run well there like the greats of Tim Shaffer and Danny (Lasoski). I was listening to those guys and learning, but it took me awhile to get comfortable."

Daniel kicked off the action on Thursday by qualifying 25th quickest overall and sixth in his group. He then finished sixth in a heat race to miss locking into the main event by only one position. That relegated him to the B Main, in which he was running in a transfer position when he got hung in the slick and spun midway through the race. Daniel was forced to restart at the back of the field and he rallied to finish sixth - only two spots shy of moving into the A Main.

"We should have made the show and I made a rookie mistake," he said. "We had a restart and I noticed a car got under me. It turns out he hit the cone so we went yellow. I was trying to be defensive on the restart. On entry I committed too late to the bottom. I tried to get the car to rotate down. I got off the throttle and hit the brake and looped it in the sandy, slick part of the track. Danny said you're better to drive through it and slide up. After the race we talked and I had the right idea, I just executed how to do it wrong. Now the next time when I see that I know how to react. On these tracks in Florida it's sandy slick, not slick like back home at Knoxville. It's a different style on how you handle your car in the slick."

The team returned to Bubba Raceway Park on Friday and Daniel improved his overall qualifying result by timing in 20th quickest. It ranked seventh in his group - arguably the toughest of all groups with former All Star champion Chad Kemenah, Cory Eliason, Tony Stewart, Jacob Allen, Shane Stewart and Cale Conley all lining up in front of him in a heat race.

A seventh-place run in the heat sent Daniel to the B Main, in which he placed seventh to finish three spots out of a transfer to the main event.

"We were one spot out of the transfer on the first lap," he said. "On the second lap I got in dirty air, tapped the wall and lost some spots. I was catching the guy for the transfer spot. I had a run on him. He dove down and took the air off my nose. It was my fault for being too close. It will come with experience of when I need to get air on my nose. Air is so crucial in these cars. It was another learning lesson."

The next test is a five-race slate at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., this Wednesday through Sunday during the DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights are Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races before the final three are sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I'm excited to see where we stack up," he said. "I'll be running with these guys through the next couple of months. Plus, I'm excited to get back to a half mile. I feel more at home at those tracks. I was there at Volusia last year to watch and I'm excited to be able to race this year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 31 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 6 (4).

Feb. 1 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 7 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Valley Pacific

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"Every step of the way from micros to midgets to sprint cars they've helped us," Daniel said. "We're grateful to have a long-term relationship with everyone at Valley Pacific."

Daniel would also like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, Dillon Risk Management, 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.

 

 

Blurton Teams Up With Lee Martin for 360 Sprint Car Ride

Inside Line Promotions - QUINTER, Kan. (Feb. 6, 2019) - Zach Blurton is teaming up with long-time 360ci sprint car owner Lee Martin in 2019.

Blurton is coming off his best season of sprint car racing, which included winning his second straight United Rebel Sprint Series title to go with four 305ci sprint car wins.

"Lee has been away from owning a car for a couple of years," he said. "He is good friends with my wife's side of the family and has been a partial owner of a midget. We got to talking at the Chili Bowl last month and he mentioned he still had a sprint car and a couple of 360 motors. I started bugging him and he called and said come get the car and put it together or sell it and we will get the engines ready and let's go racing."

Blurton said the team - Blurton Martin Racing - will compete in approximately 20 360 sprint car events in 2019. He will campaign the family 305ci sprint as well, once again chasing the URSS title.

"This is a very cool opportunity," he said. "We aren't going to chase any points with the 360. We will race a lot of NCRA (National Championship Racing Association) and the ASCS (American Sprint Car Series) races. I want to hit some of the bigger events like the Hockett Memorial and the Short Track Nationals. I'd also like to get to Knoxville at least once this year. There are a lot of opportunities to do double duty - race the 305 and the 360 on the same night."

Blurton said a new Eagle chassis has been ordered for the 360 program and one engine is ready to go with the other being freshened.

"Our first race with the 360 will probably be April 25 at Eagle Raceway (in Eagle, Neb.)," he said. "Our first race with the 305 will probably be March 15-16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway (in Mesquite, Texas). We are looking at around 70-to-75 combined races.

"The 305 will utilize Tornado Racing Engines and the 360 will have Salina Racing Engines."

Blurton's statement at the end of 2018 to grow his team is quickly becoming a reality.

"My wife and I have been very busy building our team over the winter," he noted. "We have really grown our equipment this winter. Ally has been a tremendous help. Now we need to get busy in the shop and get cars ready."

Blurton, who was the 360 Rookie of the Year at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in 2013, said he hasn't driven the higher horsepower machines since 2014.

"I'm just so thankful for Lee for partnering up to give me an opportunity grow and advance in this sport," he said.

UP NEXT -

March 15-16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the IMCA RaceSaver 305ci sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Joe's Kleen Products

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"My dad works with them and got them on board this year," Blurton said. "I'm proud that nearly all our sponsors are back from last year and we've added Martin Farms and Bootleggers Main Street Bar & Grill is stepping up with their sponsorship this year."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Martin Farms, Joe's Hand Cleaner, Bootleggers Main Street Bar & Grill, King Racing Products, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Brian Younker Farms, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Introducing New Scoops Page Dedicated to Breaking News and Verifying Rumors

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 6, 2019) -The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is adding a new site dedicated to breaking NASCAR news direct from the track, the garage and Charlotte.

RacinBoysScoop.com will also feature racing news from outside the NASCAR world reported by veteran motor sports journalist Lee Spencer.

"It's going to be a racing scoop page where you go to find something you haven't heard of that's going on behind the scenes," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "You might hear about it there before it comes out in a press release. We want it to be a page people check daily to see the latest information. We're going to do our research to make sure the news and rumors are legit.

"Lee gets a lot of stories prior to them breaking. She will be a big part of it with what she brings to the table being in the NASCAR garage. It will be a place to get your information first, along with Lee's podcasts and columns from the road.

"She's making the transition to dirt as well. She went to Turkey Night and Knoxville. She's been to New Zealand and she's at the Chili Bowl. She's becoming well rounded and having a great group of contacts in dirt racing as well as NASCAR."

Traylor said the scoops will encompass breaking news, strong rumors and insider information, providing fans a webpage dedicated to the information fans are seeking in both the dirt and pavement worlds.

RacinBoys.com will continue to be your destination for live race broadcasts, studio shows, paid member access On-Demand video as well as grassroots racing news and results.

The new RacinBoys All Access section is slated for launch in March and will feature full night live video of most Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events and more plus On-Demand video and more. The current On-Demand member package will remain at the current $50 per year and $6.50 per month pricing along with the new $29.99 per month RacinBoys All Access.

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Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway opens season with World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series two-step on March 8 and 9

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – February 6, 2019…It’s become an annual tradition to open the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and that is once again the case this year, with the “Greatest Show on Dirt” set for a double dose of action on March 8 and 9.

In what seems like yesterday it is now nearing almost 20-years since the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series made its first ever visit to the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. The inaugural event occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana scored victory over Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and local favorite Jason Meyers of Clovis.

Last season saw Clute, Texas wheel-man Aaron Reutzel claim his first career World of Outlaws victory during an entertaining battle with Central Valley ace Cory Eliason and eventual series champion Donny Schatz. The Thunderbowl is scheduled to be stops eight and nine on the season for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, which gets underway this weekend in Florida.

The Western RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars will act as the companion class on Friday March 8, while Saturday March 9 adds in the new Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series. The KoT 360’s will make up a healthy part of the Thunderbowl schedule this season, with a total of seven nights on the slate, including the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial in June.

“We’re excited to have the World of Outlaws return to Thunderbowl Raceway in March,” said track promoter Steve Faria. “This year we’re doing something a little different by adding in the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars to Saturday night of the Outlaw weekend. If you’re a Winged Sprint Car fan it’s an event you’ll want to check out. It should be a great season in Tulare and we look forward to having some major events once again with the Peter Murphy Classic in May and of course the 26th Trophy Cup in October.”

Tickets are on sale for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series weekend on March 8 and 9 and can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. 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

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway continues to operate as a special events venue with 11 nights of racing this season on seven overall weekends throughout the year. Along with the World of Outlaws doubleheader the sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic in May and the 26th annual Trophy Cup in October remain as showcase events at the one-third mile clay oval.

The sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic is shaping up to be the best one yet and will feature the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards each night on May 17 and 18, along with the USAC West Coast 360’s at the opener and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Winged 410’s during the finale.

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.

For more on Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway visit our website www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. 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 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

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

 

 

New promotion team excited about Fremont Speedway in 2019

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – A new five-member team will lead Fremont Speedway into its 69th racing season in 2019 which kicks off Saturday, April 13.

“The Track That Action Built,” located in the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in the heart of Fremont, Ohio, will feature the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks nearly every Saturday through the middle of September.

The five member board that run will run the track after long-time promoters Rich and Shelly Farmer stepped down following the 2018 season, are Ryan Schiets (Chair), Brian “Buzz” Mathias, Justin Liskai, Gary Root and Rick Holland.

“We got a little bit of a late start but the team has met nearly every week. We have been out in the community meeting our marketing partners and talking to a lot of knowledgeable people in the sport. It will be a huge learning experience for us this season but we have the most loyal race fans and teams in the country and that will make things a lot easier for us,” Schiets said.

Schiets pointed out the standard weekly purse for the 410 sprints will pay $3,000 to the feature winner ($300 to start). He said the purses for the 305 sprints and dirt trucks have been increased in 2019. The 305 sprint feature winner will take home $750 ($200 to start) and the dirt truck feature winner will now earn $500 ($100 to start).

Another new twist in 2019 is the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont 410 Championship Series (AFCS) Presented the Baumann Auto Group and the KS Sales and Service AFCS 305 Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. There will be 18 AFCS 410 races in 2019 – 9 at both Fremont and Attica, and 14 AFCS 305 races – 7 at each track.

“By working with Attica and thanks to the work from Duane Hancock, we have been able to put together a pretty good package to reward the teams that are loyal to both tracks. There will be four back-to-back – Friday at Attica and Saturday at Fremont – events each paying $4,000 to win for the 410 sprints this year,” Schiets noted. “There are also three $1,000 to win 305 events. We are hoping to grow the fair race for the 305s to be an even bigger payday depending on sponsorship.”

Fremont Speedway’s season opener on Saturday, April 13 is an AFCS point night. Other notable events in 2019 at Fremont include:

- Saturday, May 4, Open Wheel Shootout featuring $4,000 to win AFCS 410 sprints; the 305 verses NRA 360 sprint challenge and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprints.

- Saturday, May 18, AFCS 410 sprints $4,000 to win, AFCS 305 sprints $1,000 to win.

- Saturday, May 25, FAST 410 sprints

- Saturday, June 8, AFCS 410 sprints $4,000 to win, AFCS 305 sprints $1,000 to win. Prior to the night’s racing the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies take place

- Saturday, June 15, BOSS non-wing sprints

- Saturday, June 29, Open Wheel Shootout with the AFCS 410 sprints, 305/NRA 360 sprint challenge, BOSS non-wing sprints

- Saturday, July 27, AFCS 410 sprints $4,000 to win

- Tuesday, Aug. 20, 305 fair race, at least $1,000 to win

- Saturday, Sept. 7, Track Championship Night

- Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21, the 12th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic. Friday will see the 410 sprints battle for $3,000 to win with the 305 sprints battling for $1,000 to win. Saturday’s FAST 410 feature winner will take home $10,000 while the 305 sprint feature winner will earn $1,000.

“We put together a schedule that didn’t step on the bigger shows at other area tracks. We recognize we all have to work together to be successful. Now we just need Mother Nature to cooperate,” Schiets said.

Gates will open each week at Fremont Speedway at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m. (times may very for specials).

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

FREMONT SPEEDWAY 2019 SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 13 – Fremont Federal Credit Union Night, 410 and 305 AFCS sprints, trucks

Saturday, April 27 – Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Night, 410 and 305 sprints and trucks

Saturday, May 4 – Amerigas Propane Open Wheel Shootout, AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win, 305/NRA 360 challenge, BOSS non-wing sprints

Saturday, May 18 – Kistler Engines Night, 410 and 305 AFCS ($4,000 to win for 410s and $1,000 to win for 305s), trucks

Saturday, May 25 – American Powersports Night, FAST 410 sprints, 305 sprints and trucks

Saturday, June 8 – Vision Quest Night, 410 and 305 AFCS ($4,000 to win for 410 sprints and $1,000 to win for 305 sprints), trucks, vintage cars. Hall of Fame induction prior to the night’s racing

Saturday, June 15 – Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night, BOSS non-wing sprints, 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, June 29 – Willie’s Sales and Service Open Wheel Shoot Out, AFCS 410 sprints, 305/NRA 360 challenge, BOSS non-wing sprints

Saturday, July 6 – Crown Battery Night, 410 and 305 AFCS, trucks

Saturday, July 13 – 410 and 305 AFCS sprints ($1,000 to win for 305 sprints), trucks

Saturday, July 27 – Baumann Auto Group Night, 410 and 305 AFCS ($4,000 to win for 410 sprints), trucks

Saturday, Aug. 3 – 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Tuesday, Aug. 20 – Fremont Fence Fair Race, 305 sprints

Saturday, Aug. 24 – Redline Equipment Tractor Pulls

Saturday, Sept. 7 – Kistler Racing Products Track Championship and AFCS Championship for 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Sunday, Sept. 8 – Johnny Auxter Day, vintage car racing

Friday, Sept. 20 – All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night, 12th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic, FAST 410 sprints ($3,000 to win), 305 sprints ($1,000 to win), trucks

Saturday, Sept. 21 – Kear’s Speedshop Night, 12th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic, FAST 410 sprints $10,000 to win, 305 sprints ($1,000 to win), trucks.

 

 

Swindell SpeedLab Team Fielding Sprint Car for NASCAR's Christopher Bell at DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Feb. 5, 2019) - The Swindell SpeedLab backed team is heading to sunny Florida to kick off the 2019 season this week.

It was recently announced that team owners Kevin and Jordan Swindell tabbed NASCAR rising star Christopher Bell, who is fresh off winning his third straight Chili Bowl Midget Nationals last month, to drive for the team during the DIRTcar Nationals.

"It makes it nice that we'll get to practice Tuesday," Kevin Swindell said. "We'll need to adapt some things to what he wants to feel. Hopefully by Night 2 we're figured out, can do some fine-tuning and get out of there with one of those gators. With the Outlaw guys no matter where you go they've been there 10 times more than you have. The beginning of the year is where you can strike while guys adapt because of crew chief and driver changes. If you're the first guy that hits on something you've got to get out there and take advantage."

The event runs Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioning the opening two nights before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series hosts a tripleheader this weekend.

Bell made a trio of starts for the team last summer during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. He set quick time during qualifying and ended 11 th in the A Main at Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pa., before rallying from 18th to 13th at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. Bell was in a podium position at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., before a flat tire in the closing laps relegated him to a 17th-place finish.

"By the end of it we started to figure each other out," Swindell said. "Grandview was going really well until we blew the tire out. I feel like he's not one of those people you have to be perfect for; you just have to get him close."

Bell finished third during a World of Outlaws feature at Volusia Speedway Park in 2017.

"I feel like we can win a couple of races this week if things go well enough," Swindell said. "We come into this year with a little unknown with everyone putting the bars in (the chassis) and you never know if the tires will be the same. If stuff is the same as last year, I feel good about what we had at Charlotte to end the season and that carries over well to Volusia. If we can get qualified well hopefully the rest of it will handle itself."

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kEHF9aNcHsMdBZaCTWDNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mike Curb and Curb Records

Curb Records, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is one of the world's leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved more than 425 No. 1 records, more than 1,500 top-10 records and charged more than 4,500 total records. Mike Curb has competed within the motor sports industry for more than 40 years, including teams on the NASCAR, IndyCar, World of Outlaws and USAC circuits. For more information about Curb Records, visit http://www.CurbRecords.com. To learn more about Mike Curb, visit http://www.MikeCurb.com.

"I'm very grateful for the support of Mike Curb and everyone at Curb Records throughout the years," Swindell said. "Mike and Curb Records have done a lot for drivers in the racing industry for a long time."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, South Bay, High Performance Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Rossie Feed & Grain, Tim Walker Real Estate, Wiser Organics, TWRentToOwn.com, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell SpeedLab for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Focusing on Consistency This Year as Season Begins at DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 5, 2019) - Consistency is the key word for Kraig Kinser this year.

Kinser, who is riding a streak of nine consecutive seasons with a top-10 finish in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings, wants to get back to the level of consistently finishing in the top five and top 10 as he returns to the Outlaws slate in 2019.

"Consistency is something that every team should strive for," he said. "You want to hit consistency because you know what you've got at the track. If you're not consistent you need to make changes. If you consistently run up front you're where you need to be. It's a big thing. You can have a good night here or there, but consistency is really what you look for. Hopefully it's consistently fast."

The season begins this week with a pair of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races preceding the opening tripleheader for the World of Outlaws. All five races are hosted by Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., with the DIRTcar Nationals kicking off this Wednesday.

"We've started at Volusia for quite some time," he said. "It's a good gauging point. You have a couple of non-points races before the season begins to see where you are. Volusia can be really racy, a really fun track. It's a very quick track. With the air so good that time of year it's harder on engines and it takes a good engine there. It's a big test out of the gate."

Last year Kinser placed 15th, 16th and 13 th, respectively, during the Outlaws tripleheader and he charged from 23rd to 12th during the DIRTcar Nationals finale in 2017. His most recent top 10 during a World of Outlaws race at Volusia Speedway Park was in 2014 with a ninth-place run. However, Kinser's last top 10 at the oval was a charge from 22nd to sixth place in 2017 during an All Stars show.

"You have to put yourself in position so qualifying is the first factor to help you get there," he said. "A lot of cars show up down there so anything you can do to put yourself in that position, whether it's qualifying in the top 10, running well in your heat, you need to put together good outings and the finishes will come."

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and 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 - Sander Engineering

Sander Engineering, which was established in 1979, manufactures wheels and race car parts. For more information, visit http://www.SanderEngineering.com .

"Sander Engineering has been a part of our family team for a number of years helping us with quality parts," Kinser said. "We really appreciate their support."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Southern Pacific Farms, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, The Race Shack, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Schoenfeld Headers, 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.

 

 

Hafertepe Kicking Off Season At Bubba Raceway Park With USCS Winter Heat

Bryan Hulbert - OCALA, Fla. (February 5, 2019) Before Sam Hafertepe, Jr. begins his pursuit of a fourth Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour Championship in as many years, the Sunnyvale, Texas driver will kick off his season in Florida this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9.

"We're going to do Bubba Raceway Park this weekend, then head over to Eastbay for the King of the 360's. We've changed a few things, primarily with the wings going from the dished wings to flat. We're wanting to run some more 410cid stuff, so we need to be more familiar with the flat wings, and just try to get the bugs shook loose," commented Hafertepe on the coming weekend.
Looking to better a DNF finish in his last visit to the egg-shaped oval in 2015, Sam explained that the goal as always is to win, but they are going into the Florida run with an open mind.
"Hopefully we can hit on something. What we've been doing just doesn't work at those places so we're going to have to dig deep and find something, learn from it, and get everything shook down and be prepared with the season gets in full swing."
Live coverage of this weekend's USCS Winter Heat at Bubba Raceway Park can be found at https://www.speedshifttv.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: 0; Wins -0 ; Top 5 - 0; Top 10 - 0; Top 15 -0; Top 20 -0;
Coming Up:
February 8 and 9 - Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) with USCS
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.

 

 

TMC Transportation to Act as Primary Partner for Karsyn Elledge in Multiple USAC Midget Series Races with Tucker-Boat Motorsports 18-Year-Old Earnhardt Family Member Embarks on First Full USAC Season

DES MOINES, IOWA, Feb. 5, 2019 - TMC Transportation, the nation's largest employee-owned open deck transportation company, will serve as the primary partner for Karsyn Elledge, the 18-year-old granddaughter of NASCAR Hall-of-Fame driver Dale Earnhardt and niece of two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., across multiple races comprising the 2019 USAC National Midget Championship.

TMC Transportation is familiar to dirt racing die-hards. Harrold Annett, the Chairman and CEO of TMC, fielded teams adorned in TMC's black and chrome across various divisions of short track racing, including a decorated sprint car team from the 1970s through the late 1990s for drivers such as Mike Brooks and Sammy Swindell. From 1988 through 1993, Swindell piloted the TMC entry to 145 feature wins, including the Short Track Nationals in 1990, the Syracuse Dirt Nationals in 1990 and 1991, the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the Inaugural Asphalt Nationals at Kansas City's Lakeside Speedway and 89 World of Outlaws race victories.

That same livery will adorn Elledge's No. 1 Tucker-Boat Motorsports entry in select events.

"Karsyn is a terrific up-and-coming driver from a great racing family who we believe will be a tremendous representative for TMC Transportation," said Annett. "We're happy to have the opportunity to return to dirt racing and look forward to cheering on Karsyn."

Also pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at IUPUI, Elledge joins the USAC ranks in 2019 with two Box Stock Class championships, the 2015 Open Class Rookie of the Year award and over 40 feature wins in Outlaw Karts on her record. After competing in select POWRi Midget Series races and the 2019 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, she embarks on her first full midget racing season.

"The history that TMC carries in dirt racing is so incredible and something I have always admired," said Elledge. "To be able to represent their company is a dream come true for me. I'm grateful for Chad Boat, Billy Boat, TMC and everyone that is making this season possible for me. I'm excited to get on track!"

Elledge and TMC join Tucker-Boat Motorsports, a top midget racing team that finished second in the 2018 USAC championship standings.

"We are thrilled to have Karsyn and an iconic brand like TMC join Tucker-Boat Motorsports for the 2019 season," said Chad Boat, co-owner of Tucker-Boat Motorsports. "TMC is well known in the racing industry and it will be an honor to have them on board our No. 1 Spike/Toyota-powered midget. The entire team looks forward to seeing Karsyn develop as a driver throughout the year."

Fellow partners Brandt, iRacing and Nationwide will also feature prominently on Elledge's car throughout the 2019 season, with Brandt adorning her midget in the season opener on Feb. 8 in Ocala, Fla. TMC will make its debut on the No. 1 in the March 9 event in Du Quoin, Ill.

ABOUT TMC TRANSPORTATION: TMC Transportation is the nation's largest employee-owned open deck transportation company. TMC provides expert transportation services and supply-chain management solutions throughout the 48 contiguous states. Founded in 1972, TMC is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and is known for its integrity, innovation, superior safety and dedication to quality and customer service. The company's claim-free, on-time delivery record is the best in the business and is consistently recognized by its customers. For more, visit them at tmctrans.com.

ABOUT TUCKER-BOAT MOTORSPORTS: USAC National Midget team Tucker-Boat Motorsports was formed in 2016 under the direction of longtime motorsports supporter Corey Tucker and driver Chad Boat. The pair operates a top-tier program fielding multiple drivers in events in the USAC National Midget Championship and the POWRi Midget Series.

 

 

Reserved seats for the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 to go on sale Thursday February 14th By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – February 5, 2019…The Placerville Speedway is excited to announce that reserved seating for the inaugural running of the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 will go on sale at 8am PST Thursday February 14th.

We can’t think of a better Valentine’s Day present than to buy your significant other tickets to the inaugural Hangtown 100. It is anticipated that the event will sell out early and with that in mind reserved seating can be purchased starting Thursday November 14th at 8am 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.”

A rain date has also been established for Thursday November 21st in case of inclement weather. To stay up to date with event news be sure and follow https://twitter.com/hangtown100

Originally a gold mining camp known as Old Dry Diggins in 1848, the settlement earned its most common moniker of “Hangtown” in 1849 because of its reputation for vigilante justice carried out by hangings. After one such crime, an impromptu citizens jury met to consider the fate of the three accused. The jury wasted little time reaching a verdict, but the question was asked, what will be done to them. Someone shouted, “Hang them!”

The majority agreed, the historical precedent was set, and word quickly traveled, creating the famous and colorful Hangtown title. A milder name was then requested after a few years and in 1854 the city of Placerville was incorporated. The Placerville Speedway was originally known as Hangtown Speedway when it came into existence back in 1965. It took on the current name in the early 1980’s and has grown to be one of the more popular tracks in the region.

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

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, and Sierra Arbor Worx.

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.

 

 

Tough Trek To Toowoomba

By Mitchell Motorsport

After sitting out of competition during January the Mitchell Motorsport / Eagle Ignition Leads #19 returned to racing on Saturday night (February 2) for the Lord Mayors Cup, which doubled as Round 5 of the QLD USC series at Toowoomba. With some of the best drivers in Australian Sprintcar racing including the likes of Kerry Madsen, James McFadden, Dave Murcott and Steven Lines joining the usual locals there was a very competitive field of 33 cars in the pit area the night was going to tough, and that prediction proved to be correct.

With the inversion being set at 6 for each heat, which is lower than usual for a Queensland race meeting, team driver Danny Reidy did a good job to time in 5th in his heat race group, staying inside the inversion.

Heat 1 saw Danny start from position 2, however a car that was not quite right and he dropped a few spots late in the race and ultimately finish in sixth. This would not make it easy on the team later in the night as he unfortunately failed to capitalise on his front row start.

Starting from position 5 in his second heat a steady controlled run on a fast, locked down track saw Danny maintain position and finish in fifth. Once the points were calculated he just missed a direct transfer straight into the 35 lap A-Main. Danny would start the B-Main on the pole and after a smart drive he finished second, therefore locking in an 18th starting spot in the finale.

In what was a difficult race that saw minimal passing opportunities Danny finished Round 5 of the USC QLD where he started, in 18th.

“It was a tough night for the team on an unusual track surface for Toowoomba. However, we just three nights left for the season for the Mitchell Motorsport Q19 racer, we are determined to regroup and be back on the front foot for the next round at Toowoomba on Saturday the 2nd of March” commented Team Owner Peter 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.

 

 

Torque Racing sets 2019 schedule, continues preseason preparations

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS)February 4, 2019 –With less than three months remaining until the 2019 Midwest Sprint Car Associationseason opener at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, April 27, Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team have been busyporing overtheir preseason checklist as the first green flag of the new year inches ever closer.

After finishing third in both the Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car point standings in his return to the 360 Sprint Car ranks in 2018, Walter is eager to take on the full 30-race MSA and PDTR slate again in 2019.

Torque Racing’s 2019 season includes 20 races at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wisconsin and 10 additional MSA touring events at six different Wisconsin tracks.

The team will make three appearances at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie(Sunday, June 2, Sunday, July 21 and Sunday, Aug. 11), with two events scheduled at both the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam (Wednesday, July 3 and Friday, Sept. 27) and TNT Speedway in Three Lakes (Saturday, July 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7).

In addition, single MSA traveling series events are on the docket at Spring Lake Speedway in Unity (Friday, June 21), Outagamie Speedway in Seymour (Friday, July 12) and Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam (Saturday, Aug. 24).

“Our plans are to race the entire MSA Sprints and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing schedules for 2019 with the same goals as last year,” Walter said. “We want to have fun, win as many races as we can and be in the championship hunt as long as the cards fall right.”

Walter, who is entering his 14th season of Sprint Car competition, adds that he would welcome the chance to supplement his racing schedule with additional opportunities to jump behind the wheel.

“I’m always looking to do more racing if a seat is open,” Walter said.

Walter is pleased to have bolstered Torque Racing’s fleet of sponsorship partners in the offseason to include Lakehouse Bar & Grill in Elkhart Lake, Ruh Custom Woodworking of Elkhart Lake, RC Custom Design of Fredonia, Pedal Down Promotions of Manitowoc and Oostburg Concrete.

Torque Racing’s returning sponsors for the 2019 season include: JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Platinum Restoration Services, Doug's Quality Beef, Tiffany's Wildtree, Cow Pies and Full Throttle Ink.

“We are looking forward to working with our current and new sponsors to make 2019 a great season,” Walter said.

Torque Racing is currently gearing up for its annual preseason brat fry fundraiser on Saturday, March 2 starting at 10 a.m. at Plymouth Tap, located at 101 East Mill St. in Plymouth.

“The 2019 car will be on display and we will have all-day raffles and walk-around raffles too,” Walter said. “We will be serving brats, burgers and beverages all day as well. Torque Racing and Plymouth Tap will also be hosting the first-ever Bar Olympics on that day. You won’t want to miss out on that. It should be a lot of fun.”

The Bar Olympics competition, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature two-person teams in a round-robin format, including four pool games, four 501 dart games, four corn hole games, four foosball games and one team bye per round. The Bar Olympics competition will be limited to 17 teams with 100-percent payout. The first-place team receives $300, second place gets $150 and third place will earn $60.

Teams can sign up in advance for the Bar Olympics at Plymouth Tap now through 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. The entry fee is $30 per two-person team.

Torque Racing is currently seeking additional sponsors for the 2019 season. For more information on how to get involved, contact Josh Walter by phone at 920-400-0720, email at sprint.racer12w@gmail.com or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/TorqueRacing12w.
Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Ruh Custom Woodworking LLC.
Torque Racing is pleased to welcome Ruh Custom Woodworking of Elkhart Lake, Wis. to the team for the 2019 season.

Twenty-five years ago, Ruh Custom Woodworking owner Greg Ruh started taking ona few small woodworking projects for family and friends for fun, which over timeevolved into his own full-fledged business.

“I worked at Wilderness Log Homes for 17 years and that's what got me to have this desire to pursue operating my own woodworking business,” Ruh said. “I make anything people are looking for. Past projects include such things asbeds, bunk beds, tables, TV stands and any type of log furniture imaginable.With the support of my family, Ruh Custom Woodworking LLC is starting to become a very successful local business. Our business motto is, ‘If you can dream it, we can build it.’”

Ruh began attending races as a young child with his parents and immediately caught the racing bug. Not only a racing enthusiast, Ruh was a racer himself. He fulfilled his dream of racing his own car in 1993 and competed locally over 10 seasons. Ruh continues to be passionate about the sport of racing and loves to share that passion with his kids, attending as many races as possible with his family.

Ruh says joining with Josh Walter and Torque Racing as a team sponsor for the 2019 campaign serves as a natural fit for Ruh Custom Woodworking LLC.

“My business has decided to sponsor Torque Racing and Josh Walter for the 2019 racing season,” Ruh said. “I like that Josh runs locally. He is also a very competitive racer and a great overall person in and out of the car.”
Torque Racing invites you to contact Ruh Custom Woodworking LLC by phone at 920-980-2087 or via email at gregruh66@gmail.com.
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2018 Torque Racing By The Numbers
Total Events – 23
A Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 10
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 17
Midwest Sprint Car Association Points – 3rd
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Points – 3rd

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Schedule
Saturday, March 2 – Torque Racing Brat Fry, Plymouth Tap, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, April 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 11 – Plymouth, Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis
Saturday, May 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, June 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, June 2 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, June 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, June 21 – Spring Lake Speedway, Unity, Wis.
Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, June 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Wednesday, July 3 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, July 6 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis.
Friday, July 12 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis.
Saturday, July 13 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, July 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, August 2 – Outagamie Speedway, Wis. (rain date only)
Saturday, August 3 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, August 10 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, August 11 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, August 17 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, August 23 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, August 24 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, August 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, September 7 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis.
Saturday, September 14 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, September 27 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, September 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, November 9 – Midwest Sprint Car Association Awards Banquet, The Columbian, West Bend, Wis.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers
Total Events – 0
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Matt Wood Racing To Head In New Direction in 2019

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- After partnering with Tim Clauson and Richard Marshall over the past 3+ seasons with Clauson-Marshall Racing, California car owner, Matt Wood has decided to head a new direction in 2019 and return to racing under the familiar Matt Wood Racing banner.

“My relationship with Tim and Richard has been wonderful, but it’s time to part ways and do our own thing,” said Matt Wood. “We are leaving on great terms, and I certainly wish them well in 2019 and beyond. It was a great run, and it was a lot of fun to see that team succeed right off the bat. For 2019, we are going to build our Sprint Car and Midget team around Shane Golobic. Shane and I are very excited for what 2019 holds in store. We have a lot of big things on the calendar, and cant wait to let everyone see our new NOS sponsored Winged Sprint Car and Midget.”

Though Wood leaves CMR, Matt Wood Racing is definitely not scaling back by any means. Building around Shane Golobic primarily, MWR will field a winged Sprint Car as well as a midget, and in fact vows to field multiple midgets at some marquee events including November’s Hangtown 100 in Placerville, CA.

“It is an exciting time for our team,” Wood added. “We have all of our equipment back in California, and Shane Golobic and the team are already busy racing in Florida.”

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

ON TAP: Matt Wood Racing and Shane Golobic will be in action this Wednesday-Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park.

STAY CONNECTED: Follow along Matt Wood Racing’s Shane Golobic by following him on Twitter @ShaneGolobic.

 

 

Brian Brown Aiming for Strong Start to Season at DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Feb. 4, 2019) - The 2019 season is set to get underway this week for Brian Brown, who ventures to Florida for the DIRTcar Nationals.

Brown will invade Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville for five straight nights of competition on the half-mile oval, which welcomes the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday before World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series shows Friday through Sunday.

"It's a long drive for us, 16 or 17 hours," he said. "When you get there it's a pretty cool event. We've been good down there. All the pieces of the puzzle are the same this year with our Maxim chassis, Vortex wings, Factory Kahne shocks and Garrett engines so there shouldn't be a lot of guessing going on."

Brown was stout during qualifying last year, timing within the top three during all five nights and setting quick time once. He also made the dash during four of the five races.

"With our engine package we seem to qualify really, really well," he said. "That does set us up good all night long. Track position is critical everywhere, but it's more crucial in the heats at Volusia. We've been fortunate where we have qualified well. Volusia fits my style with the big half mile. We were onto some stuff last year when we set two track records at the end of last year so hopefully we can take that package and put it to use at Volusia."

Brown's best feature finish came during the finale last year when he ended seventh. His career-best result at the oval was a fourth-place run in 2017.

"We've changed a few things with our Maxim chassis to try to do some different things," he said. "One thing we're concentrating on is our feature finishes. When you go to the bank on Monday they don't care where you qualified. They want to know where you finished in the feature and how much you can deposit.

"Chad and Nate have been busting their butts all winter to make sure we're prepared. I feel like this is the best we've been prepared and we're looking to have some good runs. But what happens in Florida good or bad stays in Florida. With the sand and track conditions it doesn't really translate to any other places we go to around the country.

"We didn't lose any partners and were able to pick up SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, J.D. Welding & Machine, The Walldinger Corporation and Restless Distillery. As an owner you want to build on your program and the way to do that is to keep adding partners and we're excited to do that in 2019."

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and 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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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps

Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps is a full-service provider of signs, awnings and wraps. The company, which was established in 1997 and has locations in Sedalia, Mo., and Columbia, Mo., has skilled craftsman utilize the latest technology and the highest quality products and components to ensure satisfied customers. For more information, visit http://www.Impact4800.com.

"Impact has been a valued partner of Brian Brown Racing since Day 1," Brown said. "They make sure our cars look top notch and they just redid the vinyl on our trailer. They always do an outstanding job on every project."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Champion Brands, 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.

 

 

Hill Beginning Her 2019 Racing Season This Weekend in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Feb. 4, 2019) - Alex Hill is excited to open her 2019 racing season this weekend. The 19-year-old will race her 360ci winged sprint car for most of this month in Florida before joining the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in March for a full season of competition.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back on the track this week," said Hill, who plans to race with the USCS Series at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala this Friday and Saturday. "We've usually started our year at East Bay so it's nice to start a week earlier this year."

Hill's plans for 2019 didn't solidify until a few weeks ago.

"We weren't planning on running the full ASCS tour this year," she said. "But then my teammate, Sam (Hafertepe Jr.), decided to run it again so it obviously made sense for us to do it, too."

Hill expects to improve on the 13th-place finish in the championship standings she recorded last year during her rookie campaign.

"Last year was definitely a learning experience," she said. "I raced at a lot of tracks for the first time. I think this year will go better for me and my crew since we'll have experience at most of the tracks."

Hill will have a full plate of racing this year as she tackles not only the full ASCS schedule, but numerous other events as well.

"We plan to race some USCS races before ASCS starts in Texas in March," she said. "We also plan to run other races during the year that work with our schedule. We have a 410 race planned in Pennsylvania for April and hope to add a few more of those races."

Hill is now a sophomore at California State at Los Angeles. Her class schedule is friendlier toward traveling to races this year.

"I'll be done with my last class for the week by 9 a.m. on Thursdays this year," said the full-time student. "That will work better than last year and will give me most of the day on Thursday to travel to races."

Veteran crew chief Daryl Turford will once again oversee operations for the Hill's Racing Team during their ambitious schedule. He'll be joined by a familiar face this year.

"Ronnie Monture traveled with us before, but he had a grandchild and is going to stay home and work in the shop this year," she said. "Daryl's dad, Peter, retired a few months ago and he's going to go on the road with us."

The races this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park will mark Hill's debut at the oval.

"I'm really looking forward to getting behind the wheel again since it's been so long," she said. "I've never raced there so it's always exciting visiting a new track. I enjoy starting the season in Florida."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Townline Variety

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"Townline Variety is my dad's business and has been operating longer than I've been alive," Hill said. "It has always supported my career and I'm extremely grateful for that."

Hill would also like to thank BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, 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, 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.

 

 

Speed Shift TV Showcasing Barry Butterworth Memorial From Springs Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Feb. 4, 2019) - The Barry Butterworth Memorial is an elbows-up event that promotes passing as the fastest will start at the back of the pack.

Sprint cars, midgets and the rest of the regular classes will invade Springs Speedway in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand, for the ultra-thrilling race this Saturday. Racing is scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. locally, which is 8:45 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday.

The driver with the most preliminary points will start last in the main event and get to select whom he or she lines up next to. That person will then select the next person in line and so forth.

The event pays homage to the late Barry Butterworth, who passed away in November 1993 at the age of 54-years-old according to a website dedicated to him. His funeral was held at Springs Speedway and he was later inducted into the New Zealand Speedway Hall of Fame in 2006.

Fans unable to attend the event this weekend can watch all of the action via Speed Shift TV. A single-day pass to view the event is only $15.

For a list of 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.

 

 

Cam’s Pizzeria, Dino’s House of Burgers and Skip’s Fish Fry Return to Oswego Speedway’s Concessions for 2019 Season

OSWEGO, NY (February 4, 2019) - Oswego Speedway will continue to offer some of the best concession items in Northeast short track racing as track management announces the return of Cam’s Pizzeria, Dino’s House of Burgers and Skip’s Fish Fry for the 2019 season.

Prior to it’s 2018 Opener, the track revealed it would bring these three local businesses and their award winning menus to it’s concession stands. Each of the vendors received rave reviews from race fans and Oswego Speedway did not hesitate in continuing to build on this much improved concession experience for the upcoming season.

“We look forward to welcoming Cam’s Pizzeria, Dino’s House Burgers and Skip’s Fish Fry back to the Oswego Speedway,” said track owner John Torrese. “We brought these vendors on last season in hopes of improving our concession experience and things worked out very well. The fans loved it, and it was a no brainer to have everyone return for 2019.”

This year’s concession setup remains very similar to that of 2018, with Cam’s continuing to offer the same NY style pizza customers have enjoyed since it’s first Central New York location was opened in 1980. Cam’s has provided all of the pizza in Oswego’s concessions for the past several years and will return with it’s popular thin crust slices this season. Cam’s ‘New York Pizzeria’ has grown to house over a dozen locations across the Central New York area.

Home to CNY’s ‘Best Burger,’ Dino’s brings its award winning options such as the Cowboy Burger and Mac N’ Cheese Bacon Burger, among others, back to the speedway. In addition to the burgers, Dino’s also offers a variety of sides which last year included Mac n’ Cheese, Loaded Tots, and Boneless Wings, all of which are expected to return. If you’d rather keep it simple, Dino’s also offers the traditional single stack burger or a pack of family ‘sliders’ served with French fries. Dino’s was voted as having one of top 10 burgers in New York State by the New York Beef Council in 2018.

Skip’s Fish Fry opened it’s doors just over a year ago, but has quickly earned the reputation for serving some of the area’s best seafood. As the only local restaurant that offers authentic New England style fish fry, Skip’s will continue to serve its mouth watering Haddock Sandwiches, Fried Shrimp and Fried Clams at Oswego Speedway this year. In addition to its popular seafood options, Skip’s will also provide classic menu choices such as the Hofmann Hot Dog and ‘speedway style’ fries along with other sides that include chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, and even deep fried Oreos.

In addition to the return of Cam’s, Dino’s, and Skip’s, Oswego Speedway will continue to offer popcorn, candy and other miscellaneous items in the ‘Snack Shack’ located at the east end of the concession area along with alcoholic beverages at the popular ‘Tiki Bar’ which can be found just past the turn 1 pit entrance. More information on menu choices and specials at these two locations will be made available in the coming weeks.

While it is anticipated that the track’s concession vendors will continue to offer menu options similar to those listed above, speedway management encourages interested parties to keep up with Cam’s Pizzeria, Dino’s House of Burgers and Skip’s Fish Fry on social media for any updates. You can also view full menus online at CamsPizzeria.com, DinosHouseofBurgers.com, or SkipsFishFry.com.

Oswego Speedway’s 69th season of racing is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 25 with Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50 features for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus full programs for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers and the 350 Supermodifieds.

An Open Practice session for all 2019 divisions will commence one week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

Those wishing to renew Classic or season ticket packages for the year have until Saturday, May 1 to contact Paul Conzone at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

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

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

 

 

Tony Stewart victorious with All Stars during Bubba Raceway Park’s Winter Nationals

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, January 31 - February 2, 2019 Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals Series: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start): Thursday: 3rd (2nd) Friday: 13th (12th) Saturday: 1st (1st)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 4, 2019) - It only took four starts for Tony Stewart to navigate his way to victory lane in 2019, and doing so against the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

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 trip to victory lane during Winter Nationals competition at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, February 2. Nearly sweeping the entire evening program, Stewart led all 30 circuits to close out the All Star visit to the Ocala oval, eventually lapping over half of the field while maintaining a near-eight second lead for much of the main event.

In addition to his $5,000 victory, Stewart also won his respective heat race, as well as the dash, thus allowing the Columbus, Ind., native to start from the pole position.

“This definitely feels great. We had our friends from Sage Fruit and Rush Truck Centers watching so to get a win for those guys is really special. I felt like I let one get away the other night. I’m still not sure what I did wrong, but we let that one get away on Thursday,” Tony Stewart said, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. “We had a fast car all weekend. We really didn’t qualify that well on Saturday, but it put us on the pole of a heat race and that’s where you need to be for these races. I have a lot of great help and I wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”

Although his win on Saturday certainly iced the cake, the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion kicked off his three-day visit to Bubba Raceway Park with a podium run on Thursday, January 31. Certainly the man in charge until losing the top spot, Smoke led the first 23 circuits before losing the lead to the CJB Motorsports entry driven by Shane Stewart.

Although Smoke was able to battle back and regain control on lap 25, Tim Shaffer soon came into the picture and drove by each of them, earning the lead over Smoke with a drag race off of turn four on lap 28. A few circuits later, Stewart drove by Smoke to take control of second on lap 29.

Forced to battle a stout field, as well as a narrow, but fast racing surface, Stewart’s performance on Friday was disappointing when compared to his results on Thursday and Saturday. The open wheel veteran was compelled to settle for a 13th place finish after starting from the outside of row six.

“It was a fun weekend,” Tony Stewart continued. “You won’t find another track in the world shaped like Bubba Raceway Park. It sets up a lot of unique passing opportunities. I’m looking forward to returning.”

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 4, 2019) Total Races: 4 Total Wins: 1 Total Top-5s: 3 Total Top-10s: 3

 

 

Diversified Machine to Give Away STIDA Discounts to Drivers

Mandee Pauch Relations -

February 4, 2019 - Diversified Machine Inc., out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will be giving away discounted STIDA memberships to honor the memory of a great friend and racer, Greg Hodnett.

Short Track Independent Drivers and Associates (STIDA) is an international company that has been serving the safety needs of drivers for 20 years. “Our relationship with Greg started back when he went to drive the Jim and Sandy Kline No.22 back in 2007,” said Diversified Machine owner, Jim Haines. “It’s tough to put into words the impact Greg had on the company over the next 10+ years. His loss last September hit us all very hard.

We thought a lot about the proper way to honor Greg after his passing. Anyone who knew of Greg knew his behind the wheel abilities. However, his compassion and concern for other people, particularly racers, was unmatched and what made Greg the person we all miss.”

With the recent discussion on safety being needed, DMI wants to make sure not only the drivers are safe, but properly prepared if something were to happen.

“Our sales manager at DMI, Dave Ely, is also our son-in-law,” added Haines. “Dave raced for many years and was a card-carrying member of STIDA. He educated us on the benefits of the insurance and how cost effective it really is. We knew that’s just what we wanted to do, so he contacted Robbie Rice at STIDA and we worked out a program to help spread the awareness of STIDA.”

STIDA was configured in an effort to help short track drivers, not only to promote safety, but to keep them informed of the latest safety technologies in the sport. “We hope the program raises driver’s awareness of STIDA and being properly prepared if something does happen,” he said. “We felt it was a great way to honor Greg and the respect and compassion he had for fellow racers.”

STIDA offers three different levels of memberships. DMI will be offering the Checkered Membership which is worth $500,000 in excess medical coverage. The cost per member for the Checkered Membership is regularly $429; DMI will be giving away 20 programs at $250 to selected racers through various social media contests.

Starting Tuesday, February 5, DMI will be doing a daily contest for five days where they will choose various winners each day who will receive the Checkered Membership discount. Drivers chosen will receive the discounted membership plus a specially made decal for the drivers to place by their name on their race cars to show they’re a part of the program.

Be sure to like and follow Diversified Machine Inc. on social media and participate in the daily contests to be entered to receive the giveaway. Follow DMI on twitter @BulldogRears and like them on Facebook @DMIracing.

For more information on STIDA and its benefits, visit STIDA at www.stida.com.

 

 

ANDY J’S GAMBLER’S CLASSIC ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES WIN CERTIFIED AS OFFICIAL AFTER TIRE SAMPLES CERTIFIED AS ‘CLEAN’ BY INDEPENDENT TESTING LAB

TRENTON, NJ February 4, 2019 . . . Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels officials announced late Friday afternoon that the results of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic race held inside Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, January 26th have been certified.

Hoosier Tires off several TQ Midgets were tested by Blue Ridge Laboratories in North Carolina, a firm that specializes in chemical analysis and the detection of chemical alternations and all were deemed legal. The results are now official with Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. the race winner. A check of $5,950, which includes bonus awards, was mailed to him on Friday.

Jankowiak’s right rear and right front tire was sampled after his Saturday night victory and after he set the third fastest time trial on Friday afternoon.

Samples were also taken from fast time trialer Erick Rudolph and second fast time trialer Anthony Sesely. Also sampled was the car of Friday night A-Qualifier winner Tommy Catalano who was randomly selected after setting the 28th fastest time.

Series officials tested tires for the first time this year after making chemical alterations in advance illegal. Tires tested from the series opener in Allentown, Pa. also passed. Results of the testing will be posted on indoorautoracing.com as per series rules. Along with samples being taken, a durometer test was made of tires on each car prior to time trials to check for irregularity.

The 2019 series wraps up in Syracuse, NY with the fourth and fifth round. The event will be held inside the recently opened New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center with two complete shows on Friday and Saturday nights, March 8th and 9th. Tickets for this first time event are now on sale at www.indoorracetickets.com

 

 

ARM AUTOMOTIVE TO JOIN SPONSOR LIST OF 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The countdown continues for the upcoming 2019 edition of the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show and another sponsor has signed on for the event in what is projected to 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 event work staff continues to work their magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another great event as they have been burning the midnight oil to prepare and get ready for the week-long event. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be ready to rock and roll 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 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.

Coming on board for the show will be the experts at ARM Automotive located at 911 Lower South Main Street in Bangor, Pennsylvania. The phone number is: 610-588-2761 and they specialize in all American cars, Audi, Volkswagen Porsche and Asian cars. ARM Automotive has enjoyed a successful run in the Slate Belt area with a business that has been satisfying customers with quality mechanical services that includes Engine and Computer Diagnostic Repair, Pennsylvania Emissions and Safety Inspections, Tires, Brakes, Wheel Alignments and Suspension work, Tune-ups and Oil Changes through Ralph and his ASE Certified Technicians. Make an appointment today and allow them to get your hot rod back on the winning track. American Express, Discover and Visa are accepted and business hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and visit their website at: www.armautomotive.com

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." 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 assembling for the show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask you to please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. In place thus far in 2019 is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. Contact IRCO at: 908-859-1811 or their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, Premio Foods with their great Sausage Products, New York based Upstate Auto is back on board, APS Powdercoating and Phillipsburg Easton Honda have all lent their assistance to the show.

All area race tracks have been invited to the show and all historical racing groups including Tri State, Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. MiBest Collectibles, Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Ronda and Gary Phillips. Greg Collins Harmony and Archie Myers Harmony will all be displaying at the show.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or 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 reach Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or: 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.

 

 

KOFOID LEAVES HIS MARK IN NEW ZEALAND

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- February 2, 2019- Michael “Buddy” Kofoid made the most out of his first trip to New Zealand with car owner Dan Anderson driving the No. 8USA.With seven races on his schedule while racing in New Zealand, Kofoid won six of those events, including the Gold Cup, Grand Prix, and NZ Champ race.

“This trip has definitely been a lot of fun and a good experience racing at new places against new people. I definitely exceeded my expectations by far and hope to come back in the future! I can’t thank Dan [Anderson] for the great opportunity, Doug [Rutz] for always giving me a great car, and the crew for always helping make this two-car teamwork! Also a big thanks to the sponsors The Ranch Bar and Grill, Fairview, TeAnau Kiwi Holiday Park, Tony Brand Building LTD, Harcourts, Bidfood, ISL, AB Electrical, and Niagara! Without them this whole trip wouldn’t have been possible,” Kofoid said on his first trip to New Zealand.

Buddy, as he’s mainly referred to as, continued to impress fellow competitors, fans and even his own team every time he hit the track. “It’s easy to find kids that are fast at that age [17], but not ones that are smart. He knows what he wants in the car and he reads the racetrack as good as anybody I have ever known,” said Crew Chief Doug Rutz.

Kofoid is set to return to the US next week where he will shift his focus to working with Ed Neumeister and the Linder racing team.

Stay up to date with Michael “Buddy” Kofoid by following him on Twitter @MichaelKofoid or on Facebook at Michael Buddy Kofoid Racing.

Speed Media- Website: nataliesather.com Twitter: @Speed_Media_

 

The Sprint Car Show podcast begins 9th Season of Internet broadcasting

Weekly podcast covers winged, non-wing, asphalt sprint-car and USAC Silver Crown on a global basis

January 30, 2019

LOST CREEK, PA. -- The Sprint Car Show, the Internet’s only weekly podcast covering sprint-car racing on an International basis, begins its ninth season on The Dirt Track Channel web site http://thedirttrackchannel.com/Webcast.html

Among the season-opening interviews on Episode one are Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic winner Robbie Farr and Pat Sullivan on the announcement of USAC promoting Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway. On Episode 2; Michael 'Buddy' Kofoid‏ while in New Zealand; WoO driver Logan Schuchart and west-coast sprint-car announcer and public relations director Gary Thomas.

The weekly show strives to divide its hour-long format between winged and non-wing sprint cars while giving keeping current with the latest news and storylines.

“Sprint-car fans; whether it’s the famed Central Pennsylvania Posse or fans Down Under are the most passionate race fans in the world and that is why for the past 12 years; between ‘Inside Track’ and now ‘The Sprint Car Show’ we have been covering the sport on an International basis,” Shawn Wood, host of the podcast said.

Since The Dirt Track Channel web site came online on October 2, 2002, each podcast continues to be free of charge and registration.

Fans can like The Sprint Car Show page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSprintCarShow and follow The Dirt Track Channel on Twitter, @dirtrackchannel

 

 

Diversified, 25-Event 2019 Schedule Set for Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Feb. 2 – From sprint cars to monster trucks and everything in between, a diversified, 25-event schedule featuring 16 different classes of race cars and 14 sanctioning bodies is set for Gas City I-69 Speedway in 2019.

The season begins Friday night, April 26 and concludes Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6.

Anchoring the schedule will be the 410-cubic-inch, non-wing sprint cars and UMP modifieds, which will compete regularly on the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval. The non-wing sprints have 17 dates and the UMP modifieds have 19.

The track’s non-wing sprint car action is sure to be intense, as Gas City will offer the popular and exciting division the largest weekly purse up for grabs in the entire state. Three events will pay at least $2,000 to the feature winner.

After a one-year absence, USAC’s Indiana Sprint Week will return to Gas City for its opener on Thursday night, July 18. The USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car Series visits again on Thursday night, Sept. 26 for the second annual James Dean Classic.

Three major winged sprint car programs are scheduled. The Sprints on Dirt series returns after a 20-year absence on Friday night, June 14. The Great Lakes Super Sprints, which brought the largest field of sprint cars of any race last year at Gas City, will return on July 26. The FAST on Dirt winged sprinters, which featured one of the most exciting races of the season last year, invade on Friday night, Aug. 30.

Midget racing will also be well represented. The speedway will host round two of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Series’ Indiana Midget Week on Wednesday night, June 5. Non-sanctioned “open” midgets (May 17, July 18, Oct. 5), USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets (June 14, Aug. 2, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13) and the UMRA TQ midgets (May 17 and Aug. 9) round out the mighty midgets’ appearances.

New events for the season include the American Ethanol late models and modifieds doubleheader on Sunday evening, May 19. The American Ethanol modifieds return on Friday, Sept. 13. The BOSS non-wing sprints will make their first Gas City appearance on Friday night, Aug. 9. A “Night of Destruction, Thrills and Chills” is set for Saturday night, Aug. 10 featuring monster trucks, school bus races, a mini-van demo derby, a rollover contest, trailer races and a hornet enduro. The inaugural Fall Festival of Speed will feature 11 divisions of racing Oct. 5-6.

In addition to non-wing sprints and modifieds, a merged class of super streets and thunder cars will compete frequently. A meeting will be held soon to finalize the 2019 rules for the combined class.

The former front-wheel-drive (FWD) compacts will expand to include rear-wheel compacts as well, and that class will be renamed the hornets division. Rules for this class will be released soon.

Other classes include RaceSaver and CSR co-sanctioned 305 winged sprints and winged and non-wing outlaw 600cc mini-sprints. The A-class 600cc winged micro-sprints and 1,000cc winged lightning/mini-sprints will rotate regular appearances throughout the season.

Popular in Western Ohio, the tough trucks – four-cylinder Ford and Chevy pick-up trucks – will make their first appearances at Gas City this season with five scheduled dates.

“It’s a diverse menu of great racing to satisfy almost every fan’s motorsports entertainment appetite,” said Jerry Gappens, the track promoter. “We re-introduced weekly Friday night racing last year and are building on that foundation to bring a broad range of motorsports entertainment.”

Gappens will also incorporate his signature “intermission” entertainment for event nights, including an aerobatic stunt plane show, fun theme nights, human bubble ball, kids’ coin scrambles, toss-the-helmet competitions, spectator races for “soccer moms” and much more.

“Our goal is to provide fast, fun family entertainment,” added Gappens. “Once again our team will be vigilant in starting the programs on time and finishing them as soon as possible.”

For complete schedule information and other news, visit the speedway’s website at www.gascityi69speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow the speedway on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

The complete schedule will be posted on gascityI69speedway.com.

Gas City I-69 Speedway 2019 Schedule

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

Friday, April 26 - Lid-Lifter 100

Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets/thunder cars, hornets (aka: RWD/FWD compacts), tough trucks

Friday, May 3 - Spring Fever

Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, thunder cars/super streets, hornets (aka: RWD/FWD compacts), AMSA mini-sprints

Friday, May 10 - A Salute to Moms

Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, thunder cars/super streets, hornets, spectator car race featuring moms ($200 to win)

Friday, May 17 - Open-Wheel Madness 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, super streets/thunder cars, hornets

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

Friday, May 31 – Mayhem

Sprints, UMP modifieds, super streets/thunder cars, 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 and Jiggs Classic” SOD winged sprint cars, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, UMP modifieds, SS/thunder cars, hornets ($400 to win)

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

Friday, June 28 - Summer Thunder

Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, Thunder Car Rumble (minimum $700 to win), hornets, A-class winged micro-sprints

Saturday, July 6 - Star Spangle Spectacular (Fireworks!) Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets/thunder cars, hornets, tough trucks, MMSA mini-sprints

Friday, July 12 - Christmas in July

Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, SS/thunder cars, hornets, AMSA mini-sprints

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

Thursday, July 18 - USAC Sprint Week

USAC AMSOIL sprint cars, open midgets, 600cc non-wing micro-sprints

Friday, July 26 - Wings and Fast 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, SS/thunder cars

Friday, Aug. 9 - Beach Night Bash

BOSS sprint cars, UMRA TQ midgets, UMP modifieds, SS/thunder cars, 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 types of race cars

Friday, Aug. 16 - Hot August Night

Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, SS/thunder cars, hornets, USAC SpeedD2 midgets

Friday, Aug. 30 - King of Wings

FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprints, UMP modifieds, winged 600cc mini-sprints, SS/thunder cars, hornets

Friday, Sept. 6 - Friday Night Fury

Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, SS/thunder cars, 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/thunder cars, hornets, A-class winged micro-sprints

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR FIRST INDOOR SYRACUSE RACE WEEKEND MARCH 8-9; ERICK RUDOLPH, JUSTIN BONSIGNORE, ANDY JANKOWIAK PRE-RACE FAVORITES FOR SERIES TITLE; THREE QUARTER MIDGETS, CHAMP KARTS, SLINGSHOTS RACE COMPLETE SHOWS BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT

SYRACUSE, NY February 1, 2019 . . . Flush with the success in venues in Allentown, PA, and Atlantic City, NJ, the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels wraps up the 2019 season in Syracuse, NY. The first time event will be held inside the recently opened New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center on Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th.

The first Indoor Three Quarter (TQ) Midget car event in Central New York in 17 years will be the fourth and fifth legs of the series and help decide a tight point race between former champions Erick Rudolph and Justin Bonsignore.

The Syracuse program will include two complete programs with qualifying and feature events for the three division program which includes the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts each night. Doors open at 6 PM each night with racing beginning at 7:30 on Friday and 7pm on Saturday.

“The new building is perfect for our Indoor Racing Series and in just the right spot for many of our competitors,” said promoter Len Sammons. “Many of the teams that competed in Niagara Falls back in the day, now have an event closer to their home. Those events were also very popular with the fans so a big crowd is expected.” Ticket sales for the Syracuse event, which were available for the first time on January 29th, were considered brisk.

Rudolph, a three-time series champion from Ransomville, N.Y. enters the Syracuse event second in points. Current leader Ryan Flores of Troutman, N.C. however will be working his full-time job on the Syracuse race weekend. Flores will be in Phoenix, AZ, changing front tires on the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series No. 12 Penske Ford driven by Ryan Blaney.

That will put Rudolph, the 2018 dirt Modified track champion at Canandaigua, N.Y.’s Land of Legends Raceway, on top of the points before a lap is turned in Syracuse. The 2018 series champion, Justin Consignor will have two point shows in Syracuse to make up the current 21 point difference between them. Consignor, the 2018 NASCAR Whelan Modified Tour champion, sold his No. 51 TQ Midget after the most recent event in Atlantic City, but he’ll now drive the car for new owner Bob Webber Jr. who owns N.H.’s Star Speedway.

Recent Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic winner Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y. will enter the final two points races third in the standings just 40 points behind Rudolph.

Two drivers familiar to N.Y.’s Oswego Speedway Supermodified fans, Tyler Thompson, of Oswego, 2018 Supermod and ISMA Series Rookie of the Year, and Joey Payne, of Fairlawn, NJ. four time career Supermodified winner and the all-time Oswego non-wing Supermodified one lap track record holder are entered for the TQ Midget events.

Thompson will be in the Simmons Racing No. 98T he has run throughout the Series while Payne will suit up in his own No. 45 that his son Anthony drove to his first victory in last year’s weekend finale in Albany, N.Y.

Two well-known N.Y. state Modified talents will be seeking their first ever TQ Midget Indoor Series victory. Asphalt Modified ace Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park will be driving the Baker No. 31, a car he made his debut in during the Atlantic City race weekend. Marc Johnson of Guilderland, the 2017 Albany-Saratoga Speedway DIRTcar Modified champion, will be driving a new car owned by Ken Sebring and built by Kluth Motorsports. This car was very fast in its debut in Atlantic City.

Four other highly regarded TQ chauffeurs Eddie Strada of Hamlin, PA, Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., Matt Janisch of Nazareth, PA, and Tim Buckwalter of Royersford, PA are among the many pre-race favorites to win the inaugural races.

The headline three-quarter midgets annually competed inside the Niagara Falls Convention Center from 1984 through 2002 when the building was made into a casino. The Indoor Auto Racing Series made its debut in New York last year with an event held inside Albany’s Times Union Center.

More than 30 of the Slingshot and Champ Karts are expected to compete for starting spots and feature wins both days.

The New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center opened during the recent 2018 Labor Day Fair. The huge state of the art $33 million project was built without obstructing poles and state-of-the-art LED lighting.

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 Exposition Center has a different seating configuration than the Allentown and Atlantic City venues in that grandstand patrons enter at track level, then walk up to seating areas as they do at most outdoor speedways.

“Because of the way the Expo Center is configured, the best seats would appear to be higher up in the arena rather than on the front-row which is usually our premium seats,” Sammons explained. “There isn’t a bad seat in the house, but if I was picking one I’d sit from the middle to the top if I had a choice.”

Entries for all three divisions are limited, but a few slots remain in all three divisions.

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 10 am 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

 

 

305 Sprints Part of Opening Night of NCRA Sprint Season Opener!

Park City, Kansas – February 1, 2019 - Officials with 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas have announced that the United Rebel Sprint Series will be a part of the lineup, on the first night of the ninth annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout,” which will be taking place on Thursday-Saturday night, April 4-6, 2019. This annual speedway event will once again open the season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car division, which will pay Saturday night’s championship feature winner $13,000.

The Kansas based URSS 305-CI division will be competing on Friday night (April 5) in a full program of heat races, last chance and championship feature. This event will also open the 2019 race season for the URSS.

Both NCRA 360-ci and URSS 305’s will take part in an open practice session on Thursday night, April 4. The Friday night NCRA event will pay $1200 to win and $200 to start. Payout for the URSS portion of Friday night’s event will be announced soon. Drivers will be allowed to compete in both divisions.

On Saturday night, drivers from throughout the country will be competing in a complete set of heat races, last chance and the championship feature finale.

More information pertaining to the “PCC/ACC” will be released in the coming days.

Information on the URSS 305-ci sprint series can be obtained on their official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com and their facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series.

To learn more about the NCRA 360-ci division, check out their website www.racencra.com and keep daily tracks on all-things happening on their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

Question concerning this huge opening weekend of racing can be answered by calling (316) 755-1781.

 

 

All Stars celebrate a milestone
At Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham a milestone event will take place this Saturday with the running of the Series 100th round. “Who would have ever thought all those year ago on February 9th 2008 at Bacchus Marsh Speedway we would get to celebrate 100 rounds. We had 18 cars at our first ever show which a great effort back was then as 360s weren’t very popular. We held our first drivers meeting and amongst those drivers were Phil Lock, Brad Foster, Paul Solomon, Chris Solomon & Tony Moule. These guys are still standing strong at our Drivers meetings today and giving a bit of cheek as our series elders. Then there are the Father’s & Sons back then we had Mark Charge, Darryl Guerin, Karl Ender & Chris Evans and we now have their sons competing with us – Jordyn Charge, Brendan Guerin, Scott Enderl and Dan Evans. This is very cool. It is because of guys like these and all the others that we have continued to succeed over the years. What an achievement it is for us. I could not be prouder.” Mandy Searle tells us.
With a strong field of 26 cars coming to celebrate the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series RD 7 the action will be guaranteed.
After a gut wrenching finish at Simpson for Dan Evans SA44 Maxim with engine failure in Heat 1 and his second motor for the season Evans has managed to secure a lease engine to enable him to continue. Evans was leading the series going into the show at Simpson but slipped back to 6th by the end of the night. SA33 Mark Caruso, V29 Michael Tancredi , SA96 Brendan Guerin, V4 Phil Lock and V16 James Wren will all be looking to lock in strong results to enable them to increase their run for the End of Season Championship. Current Series Champ Paul Solomon is also returning for the night in the V7 as well as past champ Brenten Farrer in the V34 is also retuning. Both showed strong results at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic 2 weeks ago. In the mix we can’t forget the young hard chargers – V77 Brayden Parr, V60 Jordyn Charge & V75 Mitch Smith who are all capable of taking the major points and the money. Reed, Campbell, Holt and many more will all help make the night a thriller.
Racing starts at 6.00pm Blue Ribbon Raceway, 1650 Blue Ribbon Rd, Kalkee. Horsham.

 

Ohsweken Speedway Finalizes Support Divisions For Northern Summer Nationals Featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu

TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 1! Ken Winfield (No.82) and Craig Graham (No.98) race their Late Models out of turn two during the 2018 Ohsweken Late Model Open on August 3. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (January 31, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway is pleased to announce the support divisions for the 2019 Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu on July 22-23. The three drivers will be competing $5000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows with three different support divisions also in action each night. The event will carry marketing support from dedicated and loyal Ohsweken partners Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Nitro 54 Variety, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods and Arrow Express. Race time each night is scheduled for 7:30pm.

Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals will go on sale February 1st, 2019 online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/, while previous Major Event Ticket Holders can log-in to their accounts immediately and purchase tickets.

“We’re excited to be bringing three big Sprint Car stars for another huge show at Ohsweken this July, but we also know our regional and weekly racers love the opportunity to race in the spotlight as well,” said Clinton Geoffrey, Ohsweken Speedway general manager. “We made sure we gave all of our weekly racers the chance to do just that while bringing in some of the top regional racers to create a memorable event for our awesome Ohsweken fans.”

On Monday, July 22, Ohsweken will also welcome the top Dirt Late Model drivers from Ontario, New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The annual event is often a showdown between Open- and Crate-powered Late Models. Last season, Rob Pietz proved the Crate motor could pull off the upset when he scored the win over Gregg Haskell on August 3.

Joining the Late Model Open will be the Canadian/UMP Modified challenge. Drivers from the weekly Canadian Modified division at Brighton Speedway and UMP Modified division at South Buxton Raceway will converge on Ohsweken for bragging rights. Last season, Fenton, Mo. native Ken Schrader scored a victory over Leamington’s Joel Dick in the only visit of the year for the UMP Modifieds on June 1. Also on the Monday night card will be Ohsweken’s ultra-competitive HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Tuesday’s show will have the 360 Sprint Cars back in action along with the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour. The RoC have raced at Ohsweken each of the past three seasons with Chad Chevalier picking up a pair of wins before Brent Begolo became the most recent winner last August. The visit also offers a return to Ohsweken’s roots as the Sportsman division was the track’s headline class from 1996 until 2007.

Also on the car for Tuesday’s showdown will be the Action Sprint Tour. The series is entering its second season of action and the race will mark the first of two stops at Ohsweken in 2019. The 602 Crate powered Sprint Cars run the same rule package as the weekly Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division, which often leads to high car counts and thrilling action. In 2018 it was Aaron Turkey, Jacob Dykstra and Josh Hansen who scored victories with the AST at Ohsweken. Punctuating the Tuesday night show are Ohsweken’s weekly Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks.

The 2019 Northern Summer Nationals will feature NASCAR Champions Tony Stewart and Christopher Bell and Sprint Car Superstar Rico Abreu in a pair of $5,000 USD-to-win and $400 USD-to-start 360 Sprint Car races on back-to-back nights. For Stewart, it will mark his first race at Ohsweken since 2013 while Bell and Abreu will be making their Ohsweken debuts. The winner each night will earn a guaranteed starting spot at the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

The complete 2019 Ohsweken Speedway Friday Night Excitement schedule will be released next Tuesday, February 5, including details on the track’s 24th season opener and the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals schedule for September 12-14, 2019. For more information on Ohsweken Speedway and the Northern Summer Nationals, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com. -------------------- 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: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Speed Shift TV and Anderson Speedway Continue Partnership This Season

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Jan. 31, 2019) - Speed Shift TV and Anderson Speedway will continue its partnership in 2019, providing fans across the world live video access of multiple marquee racing events.

The paved bullring in Anderson, Ind., hosts one of the top short-track racing events of the year - the Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM, which is held on May 25. Speed Shift TV will broadcast live video throughout all 500 laps during the 71st edition.

The Must See Racing 50 on May 4, Thursday Night Sprint Car Action Presented by Sugar Fork Crossing on June 20, Saturday Night Sprint Car Action on Aug. 3, Thursday Night Sprint Car Action Glen Niebel Classic 125 on Sept. 12 and Paint the Night Pink with the Tony Elliott Classic 250 on Oct. 5 are also featured events on Speed Shift TV.

All of those races except the Little 500 will be a part of Speed Shift TV's VIP subscription, which is only $40 per month. The Little 500 broadcast will have special pricing.

For a list of 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.

 

 

DAWNING OF A SEASON: CJB & Stewart Aim to Kick-Off 2019 Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia springboard car #5 into new year

CARLISLE, PA. - January 30, 2019 - A "Polar Vortex" may be gripping most of the nation but CJB Motorsports is looking looks to heat up their 2019 racing season.

The Carlisle, Pennsylvania based team has been preparing for the onslaught of the new year since November. Now, the perennial championship contender begins to make their way south towards Florida for the opening rounds of what figures to be another winning season.

"I've been doing this for quite awhile so I don't think I have any jitters," said Shane Stewart, the new wheelman of the #5 GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "I'm anxious to get going with this team. It's a new opportunity for me and one that I am very excited about. I spent three to four days up at the shop last week and the team has been working really hard."

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Stewart, an Oklahoma native, was tapped to climb aboard the Barry Jackson prepared machines at the end of last season. The former Kings Royal winner brings decades of sprint car racing experience to the team that has found considerable success on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series circuit since becoming a full time member in 2013.

"Obviously, everyone wants to win the Knoxville Nationals and an Outlaw title," Stewart said. "We want those things as a team, of course. Beyond that, I'm really aiming towards a double digit win season. I've never had one of those on the Outlaw circuit. This team was able to do it a few years ago. I also want to improve my performance at the tracks in Pennsylvania. Barry has won a lot there and it would be great to get another National Open title as well as more wins at Williams Grove (Speedway) and Lincoln (Speedway.)"

The first stop on the schedule for the team in 2019 will be at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida for three nights, beginning on Thursday, January 31st. The tilt will be sanctioned by the Ollies Bargain Outlet Allstar Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil One.

"I've never been able to race there so it will be a new experience for me," Stewart said. "It will be a great opportunity to build chemistry with the team. It's really key for the driver and crew chief to get on the same page. I'm excited to get to work on that with Barry (Jackson.)"

From there, the team will move over to a newly renovated Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida for two more nights of All Star sanctioned action on Wednesday, February 6th and Thursday, February 7th. The 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season begins on Friday, February 8th with a weekend triple header.

"We get to race there five nights so you see a little bit of everything, track surface wise," Stewart said. "In looking at the forecast, it'll be warm down there. Volusia is also at sea level and, with the air temps, is known as a place where engines get tested. I haven't run Kistler engines in a while but I know they make great power and we'll be fine there. When the track slicks off, it can be one of the trickier half-miles to get around. The backstretch is rounded there so you'll see a lot of passes start off of turn two and into turn three. World Racing Group has made it one of the best facilities that we go to through their improvements so we are looking forward to it."

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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.

 

 

SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS CONTINUE STEADY GROWTH IN SOPHOMORE SEASON WITH AT LEAST A DOZEN NEW RACERS SET TO COMPETE FOR BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WEEKLY SERIES TITLE

January 30, 2019 (By Doug Kennedy & Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...After more than a year of planning, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance debuted back on May 16, 2018 at Lernerville Speedway with 12 cars in the pit area. Twenty-four events later, the inaugural season concluded at Lernerville that saw 21 different cars compete throughout the region. The Series is now geared up for its second season that boasts a minimum of 32 Bonnell's Rod Shop events at 10 different speedways in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia.

Over 30 drivers are expected in competition in 2019 including the addition of at least 12 new confirmed racers. That list of new drivers includes Jarod Larson, Brandon Blackshear, Ryan Fraley, Jeremy Weaver, the father-son duo of Pat and Zack Bealer, Brain Hartzell, Kevin Ruhlman, Nolan Groves, Matt Sherlock, Scott Dean, and Frank Wilson, Jr. This group ranges in age from 15 to 54.

"The various backgrounds of these new racers is what makes the RUSH Sprint Car class so unique," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We had a lot of diversity last year and that's obviously going to continue with this new crop of racers that are looking for an affordable way to race Sprint Cars competitively. This class is already ahead of the growth curve of our other RUSH divisions including the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, which has grown each and every year since its inception in 2014."

The RUSH Sprint Cars feature traditional non-wing Sprint Cars powered by GM 602 crate engines from Pace Performance on RUSH Visual Methanol shod on spec Hoosier Tires with $140 sealed, spec Bilstein Shocks.

"I think last year pretty much met what I thought we were capable of doing," said Don Blackshear, Director of Circle Track Development at Pace Performance. "We had growth in the Series and multiple winners. The main draw is the competitiveness of the series and the costs involved. The interest from the racetracks has been great and there are a number of new racers for 2019."

Leading the list of new competitors is Jarod Larson. The 50-year-old racer was a standout "410" Sprint Car racer from the mid 1990s through 2007 winning numerous championships at Sharon Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park, and Tri-City Speedway. At Sharon alone, where the RUSH Sprint Cars will have at least 10 events, Larson owns 26 "410" wins and an impressive seven track championships. Larson started his career in the Stock Car division, which is what he has competed in over the past two seasons.

"I had the opportunity to buy back the last Sprint Car I raced in 2007 and decided I wanted to race a little more," explained the Jefferson, Ohio driver. "At first I was skeptical about the class, but there are a lot of things I like. For one the class and the engine is fairly inexpensive compared to the other classes that are out of hand. I like the point fund and the fact that you don't have to run all of the races, which was appealing to me. It makes it family-oriented. The races are fairly local and the money is decent."

After racing against each other for a number of years in the Econo Mods, 28-year-old Brandon Blackshear will join his 22-year-old brother, Brad, for 2019. Brad, who ran 15 races last year plans on running the full schedule for 2019 as will his brother, Brandon, who has championships at Sharon and Raceway 7. There were a number of times when the brothers finished 1-2. "He's fun to race against," said Brandon of his younger brother. "We have a lot of respect for each other and even though we race each other hard, we race each other clean." Brad agreed and added that he is looking forward to racing this upcoming season against his older brother.

"I think last year was great," said Brad. "I really enjoyed it. There was a lot of competitive racing and I liked the chance we got to travel to a lot of different tracks. I think it will continue to grow. Going into this season there are more drivers finding out about it."

Brandon's interest in racing the Sprint Car came last year when he tested Brad's car at Lernerville. "It was different and a challenge to drive," said Brandon. "But once I got into that car, I knew that is what I wanted to do." He also knew that to keep his E-Mod competitive it would have cost him more than what he will experience this year with the RUSH Sprint.

"I'm pretty excited about it...it's definitely something different," said Brandon. "The affordability of the Sprint Car is what got me excited. The costs are controlled with the rules including the motors, tires, and shocks and that tells me that you can't get outrun by someone's checkbook."

"Bradley is a hammer down type while Brandon is more of a calculating racer," said Don of his two sons. Don owns both cars and it will truly be a family operation racing under the auspicious of Blackshear Racing.

Ryan Fraley, a good friend of the Blackshears, is 29 years old and lives in Wheatland, Pa, a town across the border from Sharon Speedway. For five seasons, he raced an E-Mod. Last year he ran sporadically for a few car owners, but nothing full-time. In addition, for a number of years Fraley's been helping Will Thomas, who formerly competed in a RUSH Late Model and now campaigns a Big-Block Modified and a RUSH Sportsman Modified. Now a whole new challenge awaits Fraley with the RUSH Sprint Car Series.

"It looks to be a fun series," said Fraley. "It puts everyone on a level playing field and has good pay and better yet gives the drivers the opportunity to race at tracks that they normally wouldn't," said Fraley. "This series puts it in the hands of the driver and what he does on the track and what he does in the garage to prepare."

Seventeen year old Jeremy Weaver has competed in the RUSH Sportsman Modified series for the past four seasons. Weaver owns two career wins, and finished eighth in points in both the Weekly and Touring Series in 2018. This past season Weaver had the opportunity to test drive Arnie Kent's Sprint Car and knew that is what he wanted to do. He will continue racing the Mod Series for new car owner Jerry Schaffer, but wants to concentrate his efforts on the Sprint Car that will be owned by Ted Hull. Hull has been helping Weaver for quite some time with the car set-ups on the Modified.

"At first I wondered how many guys were going to be racing in the series, but then I saw they had 15 or so cars with some great racing," explained Jeremy, who also plays basketball and golf at Lakeview (PA) High School. "The class is very competitive. When Ted reached out to me in the offseason and asked if I would drive his Sprint Car and knowing the success that he's had over the years, I thought it would be the right thing to do. I think we are going to be very competitive and I'm really excited for the overall opportunity."

"The Series is great," said Jennifer Weaver, Jeremy's mother. "It's a good starting point for any driver looking to start a racing career because of its affordability. One day, he would like to run with the World of Outlaws and I'm totally a big supporter of his dreams. As a mom, I'm terrified when he straps into that Sprint Car and would rather see him playing chess, but I support him 100% and will be there to watch every race."

An interesting story is 23-year-old Zack Bealer and his 44-year-old father, Pat. Both will be racing under the Phil Thornton banner for 2019. Thornton will field a third car or as he says, the first car, for himself. Zack's career began in a Junior Go-Kart and then the Slingshots. His first Micro Sprint Car ride came with Chuck Clark. Clark fielded a car for both Zack and Pat. Zack would drive for Clark until 2013 when he got his first 600cc family-owned Micro Sprint.

In 2015, Zack fractured his T3 vertebrae and ended up selling the car. In 2016, he drove for four different car owners before taking a break from racing in 2017. After racing 10 times in 2018, he got hooked up with Phil Thornton's brother, Russ, and drove six races for him, winning twice. His opportunity with Thornton came last year when he filled in for Phil in his RUSH Sprint Car during the two-day "Empire State Classic". Bealer's performance impressed Thornton enough to get a ride in 2019, along with his father, in the RUSH Sprint Car Series. By the way, Zack finished fifth and second in those two races, his first ever in a full-size Sprint Car.

Zack plans on running the full season in 2019, while Pat will try to do a 12-race schedule. "I think it's a pretty good class," said Zack of the RUSH series. "It seems affordable and all the guys you're racing with have their heads in the right place and not have to worry about the big wallet guys. I think it will grow. You don't hear anybody saying bad things about the Series."

Pat, who has been racing since 1993 and has amassed better than 200 wins in a non-winged car, has some good feelings about the Series. "It gets the average racer into a Sprint Car and there are a bunch of good guys. I think it will take off especially if things start migrating East. We don't have an affordable class out here." The Bealers live in Lehighton, Pa., a town midway between Philadelphia and Scranton.

Pat is also excited about racing against his son. "We raced together a lot in the 600 Micro class," said Pat. My wife (Kristina) says we race against each other harder than anybody else, but on the track he's just another competitor. I'm pretty excited overall about the series."

Thornton, who ran a partial RUSH Sprint schedule last year after debuting in late July, plans on going for it this season. With 12 career wins in Modifieds and Late Models, Thornton is looking forward to his second season in a RUSH Sprint. "We're going after the championship this year. It's a good series, especially for someone who is just starting. I take my hat off to Vicki and what she has done."

Thornton is looking forward to racing against his two drivers. "I'll put them into the wall if they get in my way," joked Thornton. "I'm hiring the best to be in this series. They can be in my car or not, but I'm going for one thing this year and that is wins."

Brian Hartzell is 46 years old and lives in Oil City, Pa. The last time he raced was in 2003 when he was racing "410" Sprints at Sharon, Mercer, and Tri-City Speedways. In the 90s, Brian raced Street Stocks and then in 1996 he moved to Go-Karts. For the last few years, he and his step son, Aden Shaffer, have been racing Go-Karts. Hartzell always enjoyed the non-wing Sprints.

"We only got to do it once or twice a year," said Hartzell of non-wing racing. "When I saw the whole RUSH deal put together with the rules and the motor and tire combination, it looked like something I wanted to get into. It's (RUSH) probably the most economical chance for a driver to at least make some money, and the point fund and the Manufacturers Night are great as well. I'm definitely looking forward to the start of the season."

Another teenager, Kevin Ruhlman (16), the son of last year's $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series champion, Chad Ruhlman will be racing against his dad and at times, his uncle, Brian in 2019. "Racing against dad is something I'm really looking forward to doing," said Kevin of Bemus Point, NY. "I can't wait to hopefully win against them, but racing against family makes things even more exciting."

"I'm excited as heck," said the 41-year-old Chad regarding racing against his son. "He's very competitive and aggressive when he races me and very conservative when he races anyone else. I'm hoping between the two of us that our overall performance is great and I certainly don't mind finishing second to him. He's chomping at the bit to get out there. I think RUSH has a great selection of tracks and I think we put on a good show for them. I'm hoping they get even more tracks and bigger shows become available for us."

Kevin's prior racing experience was in a RUSH Pro Mod for two years. Last year he took a hiatus from racing to learn the Sprint Car. Kevin will be driving dad's championship car from last year, while Chad will be driving a new Sprint Car this year. Kevin will also compete for the "Futures Cup" Championship in 2019.

"I'm looking forward to it because it's a very affordable class, plus I know a lot of the drivers from last year," said Kevin. "The RUSH Series is beautiful. It's precise and they know what they are doing. It's well planned out and the Sprint Series is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get into racing. For any outside racers, they can actually have a chance to buy a car and compete. That's why we moved to the Sprint Car Series because of the affordability, plus we just love Sprint Cars."

Jay Groves will have his 15-year-old son, Nolan, driving his RUSH Sprint car for 2019. In his earlier days, Jay was a standout Micro Sprint racer throughout the region for 16 years and then moved up to the "360" Sprint Cars for three years. For the last eight years, Nolan has been racing Go-Karts.

"My goal for Nolan is to get out there and get our feet wet and see how it goes," said Jay, who lives in Chub Frank territory, Sugar Grove, Pa. "We still have a lot of karting to do, but we will try to do as many shows as possible on the weekends. If it goes real well, we'll see if we can run for the rookie of the year title. The series is fairly economical to get into a Sprint Car and that is the goal for Nolan."

Matt Sherlock of Beaver Falls, Pa. raced Go-Karts for a couple of years and a UTV last year. His dad, Matt, also raced Late Models and Limited Lates for a number of years in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. This will be 26-year-old Matt's first chance to get behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. Matt and his dad purchased the Sprint Car. They have also received some sponsorships, which has helped them purchase a motor.

"RUSH made it very affordable for me to give it a try," said the younger Sherlock. "I have high expectations of myself. RUSH is a very good series and they have made it very affordable and realistic for families who work all the time."

Fifty-four year old Scott Dean of Mt. Pocono, Pa. has been running a 600cc Micro Sprint for the last six years. "I'm getting rid of them and moving onto the big ones," said Dean, who grew up in western Pa. in Meadville and went to Edinboro University. Even though he is funding his own racing operation, he likes what he sees of the RUSH Series. "I like it because when I started looking for a series to run, I knew that RUSH was starting up a non-wing series. I looked at the rules and watched a couple of the races and liked how organized the RUSH Series is."

Frank Wilson, Jr., a former dirt Late Model racer that moved on to the world of asphalt including ARCA competition, will make his RUSH Sprint Car debut in 2019. Wilson picked up a car last year and had hoped to make it out for competition in a few events, but just recently purchased an engine from Pace Performance. Wilson was a former promoter at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV where the RUSH Sprints will kick-off their 2019 season on Saturday, April 27 in a $600 to-win, $150 to-start event.

Sharon Speedway, which will host the RUSH Sprint Cars, at least 10 times in 2019 will have their first event on Saturday, May 4 with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Other tracks besides Tyler County and Sharon hosting events in 2019 included Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, Lernerville Speedway, Eriez Speedway, Old Bradford Speedway, Genesee Speedway, Ransomville Speedway, Stateline Speedway, and Ransomville Speedway. The complete schedule of events is posted at www.rushsprintcars.com.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, 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 Sprint Car website is www.rushsprintcars.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints.

 

 

The New 82 Speedway Releases Loaded 28-Event Schedule & Great Purse Structures!

Garland, TX (01/30/19) by DarinShort.com. What’s certain to bring exciting short track racing action to racers and fans across the North Texas, East Texas and Texoma region, today, 82 Speedway is pleased to release their 28-event schedule for 2019, along with base purse structures for track racing divisions.

The new 82 Speedway is a very wide, sweeping 1/3-mile banked dirt oval which hosts racing on most Saturday nights from March 2nd through October 19th. The facility holds 3,400 spectators in its elevated grandstands, which offer superb viewing from any seat. Here’s the complete event schedule, as of 01/30/19, in a print-friendly PDF format: www.darinshort.com/82 . It will also be on their new website, www.82Speedway.com when it launches in the next week or so.

Several special events are a part of the 82 Speedway schedule. Highlights include the $2,000/win and $300/start NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series on April 27th, June 15th and September 28th (which is also an NCRA Sprint Series vs Sprint Car Bandits Shootout event); the Touring Outlaw Modified Series March 23rd and October 12th and the United States Modified Touring Series March 14th. Those event dates are all on Saturdays, except USMTS which is on a Thursday night (and the first event on their 2019 calendar).

The Texas Wing Modified Association will travel to 82 Speedway on three occasions (April 20, August 17th and October 19th), while the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Series of Oklahoma will compete on July 20th and the Southern Topless Modified Series will be on hand March 9th.

82 Speedway is also the home of the unsanctioned ‘82 Modifieds’, which is open to all IMCA- or USRA-legal Modifieds with two simple stipulations: the cars all compete on the IMCA-stamped Hoosier G60 tire (only) and a maximum 2” rear spoiler. There is no weight limit and this rules package is quickly picking up traction across the region. It has also been proven to be very competitive as the tire rule helps as an equalizer.

The 82 Modifieds are scheduled to race on 22 occasions in 2019, and all feature races pay a minimum of $1,000 to win! There is also a 25-lap feature scheduled on June 8th that pays $1,250 to win. There is no entry fee in this division, or any other division, for regularly scheduled 82 Speedway events in 2019.

The other divisions competing regularly at 82 Speedway includes the recently announced Texas Stocks; plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Econo-Limited Modifieds and Econo-Stocks.

To help break up the season in each division, there are two to three nights throughout the season that each division will be scheduled off. The complete schedule breaks down each race night and the divisions racing that night. Of the 28 scheduled events, the Limited Modifieds, Econo-Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Econo-Stocks each race on 26 occasions. The Texas Stocks are scheduled for 24 nights.

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. See the schedule for details.

Other highlights include $500 to win Econo-Limited Modifieds on March 30th, Twin Econo-Stock features on April 13th, Twin Factory Stock features on May 4th, $1,000 to win Factory Stocks June 29th, $1,000 to win Limited Modifieds on August 24 and $750 to win Texas Stocks on September 21st. There’s plenty of additional featured items on the schedule, so check it out at the link below.

82 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):

82 Modifieds: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100…to start.

Limited Modifieds, Texas Stocks & Factory Stocks (same purse structure, each division): $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start.

Econo-Limiteds & Econo-Stocks (same purse structure, each division): $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…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. 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 of same 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). The exact same procedure will be in effect 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 start money for their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). 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 $15, while special events will be slightly higher. 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/82-Speedway-214471065945220 and there you will find lots of pictures, videos and a variety of other up-to-the-minute track happenings.

Here’s the complete event schedule, as of 01/30/19, in a print-friendly PDF format: www.darinshort.com/82

82 Speedway will offer a full variety of hot food, including homemade Mexican food, all at family-friendly pricing. You’ll want to make sure to save room for it when you come, as the Street Tacos and Walking Tacos alone will sure to be a hit!

We also are in the process of developing marketing partners with area businesses. Please email Tracy Peters at TWPrepo@yahoo.com and he will get back to you at once. Several effective and affordable, made-to-order packages are available.

We hope to see you at the new 82 Speedway soon – as the season kicks off in just four weeks!

 

 

Cisney Adds Valley Supply as Primary Partner for 2019 Season

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Jan. 30, 2019) - Dylan Cisney is thrilled to announce that Valley Supply, Inc., has signed on to become his primary partner beginning with the 2019 season.

Valley Supply, which is based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., has been serving the concrete industry for more than 30 years. The company is a distributor of concrete accessories and restoration materials, providing construction solutions for the Pennsylvania and Maryland regions.

"We are grateful to have Harvey Sipe Jr. and everyone at Valley Supply come on board," Cisney said. "Valley Supply is a family run business and we're a family team so it's special to work together."

Cisney is coming off a fourth-place finish in the championship standings at Port Royal Speedway. He finished a career-best second in the 2017 standings and has a pair of feature victories at the half-mile oval. Cisney has also been victorious at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., picking up a 410ci winged sprint car win in 2017.

"This is our first year of doing this so it's brand new to us," Sipe Jr. said. "We have been working with Dylan's father for probably 25 years. Dave is part of the team and works hard up at Port Royal. I thought it'd be a good opportunity to market our concrete accessory company in a different manner this year and help a young individual to meet some of his goals.

"Back in the day, from 1988 to 1998, I used to go to all the tracks in our area and was a big fan of the sport. We will frequent Port Royal and Williams Grove this year."

Cisney said his goal is to travel to more races throughout Central Pennsylvania beginning with the Icebreaker 30 on Feb. 23 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 23 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Icebreaker 30

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DylanCisneyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DylanCisney

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

 

 

Speed Shift TV Partners With Jackson Motorplex for Next Two Seasons

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Jan. 30, 2019) - Speed Shift TV and Jackson Motorplex have agreed to a two-year live streaming deal beginning with the 2019 season.

This year marks the fourth straight year of working together in some capacity for one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry and the 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn.

A total of 16 nights of action-packed competition will be aired live as well as shown On-Demand from the oval beginning with the season opener on May 10 when the IRA Sprint Car Series joins the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars. The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids is also on the program.

All Speed Shift TV events except the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions race on July 26 will be included in Speed Shift TV's recently announced VIP subscription, which is only $40 per month. The All Star show will have separate pricing.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tripleheader June 27-29 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on July 17 will not be streamed by Speed Shift TV.

For a list of 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.

 

 

MACEDO JUMP STARTS 2019 CAMPAIGN WITH WINTER NATIONALS AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK

WINTER NATIONALS: Kyle Larson Racing is set to head for Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., to kick off the 2019 season. For the first time since its inception, the team will have a new driver behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2, with Carson Macedo. The new combination will compete in three nights of action with the All Star Circuit of Champions starting this Thursday evening.

OCALA ROOKIES: This weekend’s Winter Nationals will be the first visit to the 3/8-mile, semi-banked circuit for the Lemoore, Calif., native. In addition to being a new track for Macedo, it is also the first ever visit for the KLR team.

OFF SEASON SUCCESS: The 22-year-old competed at 10 events this winter in California and Australia. He kicked it off by picking up the Turkey Night Grand Prix USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature event at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. Macedo then rounded out his trip Down Under by claiming a preliminary night win at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnmabool, VIC.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on the Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, please visit www.allstarsprint.com. Tickets are available for purchase at the track. If you are unable to make it to the track, all three races will be streamed live on Speed Shift TV.

KLR OWNER:Kyle Larson Racing is owned by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will jumpstart his 2019 season next week during Daytona Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., and crew chief Joe Gaerte of Rochester, Ind., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Trey Bowman of Lima, Ohio. Carson Macedo pilots the Chevrolet Accessories/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions No. 2.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevrolet Accessories, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Lucas Oil Products, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Durst, Inc., Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima, SRI Performance, and Scott for being a part of our team.

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

 

 

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Announces 2019 Partner Line-up

Teams Backed by Rush Truck Centers, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation, MC Power, Mobil 1 & Hunt Brothers Pizza Brands

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 30, 2019) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) announced today that Rush Truck Centers, providing premier solutions for the commercial vehicle industry, and Ford Performance, responsible for the development and marketing of Ford’s racing engines and performance parts, will serve as the co-primary partners for the Sprint Car entries of 10-time World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and Three-Time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

The partnership aligns Rush Truck Centers, among the most widely recognized, one-stop service and sales entities in the transportation industry with a broad network of locations with TSR. Since 1965, Rush Truck Centers has had a reputation for excellence, fairness and outstanding customer service. Offering solutions, top-quality brands, the largest network of facilities in the country and exceptional service, Rush Truck Centers values mirror those of TSR.

“Rush Truck Centers is among the best in the commercial vehicle market in every aspect of their business. Whether it’s the number of locations, their commitment to using top-quality products, offering logistical friendly solutions or striving for the best in customer satisfaction, Rush Truck Centers delivers,” said Stewart.

“It’s that commitment to excellence that makes them the perfect partner for TSR. Rusty [Rush] and I have been friends for many years and I know that he and his team share the same passion for producing success that our organizations do. I’m proud to have Rush Truck Centers come aboard as the primary sponsor for both of our winged sprint car teams.”

For the past two seasons, Ford Performance has been solidifying plans to develop a new 410 cubic inch Sprint Car engine that will officially make its on-track debut in 2019. Working with engine builders Andy Durham and Ron Shaver, alongside TSR’s Rick Warner, the Ford Performance team has ramped up development which saw the new powerplant’s first dyno test take place on Jan. 24.

“We are really excited about the new Ford 410 motor that the guys have been working really hard on over the last 12 months”, said Stewart. “We had some exciting results last week and I’m looking forward to getting the engine in the cars this season. I can’t thank all the guys at Ford in Michigan, Doug (Yates) and Jeff (Clark) and their team at Roush Yates, Andy Durham, Ron Shaver, Mobil 1 and everyone that has contributed countless hours to this project.”

Continuing a partnership that began in 2010, motorsports icons Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian will also return as the co-entrants for the No. 14 and No. 15 teams this season. While Curb’s long tradition of motorsports involvement dates back to the early 1980s, TSR became part of their history in 2010 when Curb/Agajanian became a co-entrant on TSR’s United States Auto Club (USAC) entries.

Earning USAC championships in both the Silver Crown and Sprint car series with Levi Jones, Bobby East and Bryan Clauson, Schatz carried the Curb brand to a 2012 WoO championship and a victory in the 2013 Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals before Curb/Agajanian elevated to co-entrant on the TSR No. 15 in 2014. TSR/Curb-Agajanian Racing won the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Knoxville Nationals and the last five WoO NOS® Energy Sprint Car Series championships heading into 2019.

“Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian have been part of our commitment to chasing championships the past nine seasons helping us to continue to raise the bar in the sport,” said Stewart. “The strength of any team is the sum of its parts and we’re so fortunate to be surrounded by so many passionate people and dedicated partners. I’m extremely proud to have Curb-Agajanian as our co-entrant again this year.”

The Sage Fruit Company, a Pacific Northwest sales and marketing organization in the tree fruit industry will also return for the 2019 season as part of TSR. The entries of Stewart and Schatz will again carry the colorful and recognizable logo of Sage Fruit as the duo returns to racing action.

The partnership includes associate sponsorship on the No. 15 driven by Schatz and the No. 14 driven by Stewart. Schatz will embark on his 23rd season competing with the WoO NOS® Energy Sprint Car Series in 2019 while Stewart is again planning to compete with various Sprint Car series across the United States.

“We’re proud to welcome Chuck Sinks and the Sage Fruit team back for their second season with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing,” said Stewart. “Relationships are everything in this sport and we’re looking forward to having the opportunity to build on not only our relationship with Sage Fruit but those that their brand look to cultivate within the produce industry.”

Joining TSR for it’s first season will see Florida-based Absolute Automation & Security assert its presence in motorsports. Owned by Jason Barati, Absolute Automation is based in Titusville, Fla., and has been providing state-of-the-art home automation system installation since 2001. Other services offered by Absolute Automation include whole house audio, home theater, home communications, home video, home networking, home security, and home surveillance systems.

MC Power also begins its freshman campaign with TSR. Based in Lee's Summit, Missouri, MC Power provides turn-key solar and electrical solutions to business owners and homeowners.

“Having worked with Jason [Barati] and his team on an installation in my home, I’m thrilled to have Absolute become a partner of TSR,” said Stewart. “Absolute offers top-notch home automation services at any level. I’ve known Tony (Ross) and Scott (Diehl) for many years and look forward to working with their team at MC Power in 2019. We hope that this season will be the start of a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship for both partners.”

Mobil 1 continues its partnership as the official motor oil Tony Stewart Racing. This will be Mobil 1’s ninth year as providing product, support and lubricant technology to TSR.

Hunt Brothers Pizza (HBP) begins its sophomore partnership with TSR. HBP is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. HBP is available at Eldora Speedway at all events during the 2019 season.

Schatz will enter the 2019 season as a ten-time WoO Series champion. Coming off of his sixth consecutive season of 20 or more wins, Schatz is ranked third on the series’ all-time win list with 283 victories. Including the eight captured by Schatz, TSR now owns nine World of Outlaws team titles. Danny Lasoski claimed the first in 2001 with Schatz capturing the title in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014 – 2018. Stewart’s ownership resume also includes 14 USAC championships and four TQ titles with Ron Combs.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Stewart, Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing teams on the Web and 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.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewart or on Twitter @TonyStewart. Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz15 or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Rush Truck Centers: Facebook at www.facebook.com/RushTruckCenters or on Twitter @rushtruckcenter.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Sage Fruit: Facebook at www.facebook.com/SageFruit, on Twitter @sagefruit and Instagram @sage_fruit

Absolute Automation & Security: Instagram and Twitter @TheAASinc

MC Power: Facebook at www.facebook.com/mcpowercompanies and on Twitter @MCPowerCo

Mobil 1: Facebook at www.facebook.com/Mobil1 and on Twitter @Mobil1 and Instagram @mobil1

Hunt Brothers Pizza: Facebook at www.facebook.com/HuntBrothersPizza and on Twitter @hbpizza and Instagram at @huntbrotherspizza

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019.

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY WELCOMES NEW SPONSORS/PARTNERS

Orrville, Ohio
By Mike Swanger
Although the 2019 racing season for Wayne County Speedway does not start until April 13th, the off season has been busy for promoters Jason and Kristin Flory as they have lined up some new sponsors for the upcoming year. "Sponsors or Partners are essential nowadays for all tracks to be successful now," said the Flory's. Malcuit Tavern has been a partner for a number of years now and this season will be the title sponsor of the Super Late Model class. ''We are ecstatic that Brad wanted to become the title partner of the Super Late Models. Brad knows the hard work that it takes to run a race track and we are honored to have him on board,'' mentioned Flory.
The Super Stocks will have McKenzie Concrete as the class sponsor this season as Bob Daugherty has supported WCS on many nights in the last couple of years. ''We are excited that Bob and McKenzie Concrete are expanding their support with the Super Stocks,'' stated Flory.
Joy Ride Transportation will be the sponsor of the Mini Stock class for this season. "Doug and Joy Drown have been great supporters of Wayne County Speedway and we are happy to have them on board as the partners for the Mini Stocks,'' Flory said.
Returning for a second season will be Pine Tree Towing as they sponsor the Sprints once again. "Ronnie Myers and the guys really came through for this class last year," said Flory. "Because of Ronnie and Pine Tree Towing help, 2018 track champion Jordan Ryan will be sporting a new Pine Tree Towing/Wayne County Speedway fire suit this season.
The last two seasons have seen the "Summer Series" added to the schedule for the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks. The four race series has added money for the night and a separate point fund for those four nights. This season, Stake's Shortstop will sponsor the Super Stock "Summer Series"race. Flory announced, "Stef and Jimmy are no strangers to WCS as for a couple of years Jimmy might have more laps on the track in the water truck than I have. We are happy that they came on board this season.
Wayne Newbury and his NewFast Motorsports has been added to the sponsorship of the Mini Stock "Summer Series." Flory commented, "Wayne has been supporting the Mini Stock class in different ways in the past and it is great to work with individuals that love racing like Wayne does."
A couple of other new partners include Majestic Trailer & Hitch of Akron becoming the exclusive trailer dealer of Wayne County Speedway. They are Ohio's leader in Trailer sales with new and used trailers along with parts for your trailer.
Rich's Tire and Service, 1288 Prarrie Lane in Wooster has signed on as a partner as Rich Carter has been a long time supporter od Wayne County Speedway.
Also coming on board this season is Buckingham Performance, 14805 Seville Rd in Sterling. Tyler Buckingham and crew can soup up your car, truck, diesel truck, heavy truck service repair and high performance.
Flory commented by saying, "We really appreciate all of our partners, from the long term renewals to the new partners, we appreciate them all. Our success is attributed to their support for us and our race teams. Please get out and support our partners when you can."


 

Priority Aviation Offers $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship!

Knoxville, IA, January 30, 2019 - In an effort to help both sprint car teams and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Priority Aviation will be offering a $20,000 Knoxville Nationals sponsorship to the driver or team that acquires the most donations through membership and other means to the museum prior to July 31, 2019.

“We’re trying to help get the word out that the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum still needs help paying for the construction on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower,” said Richard Marshall, owner of Priority Aviation. “We also wanted to possibly help bring another race team to the 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals that maybe wouldn’t make the trip to Knoxville without the extra $20,000 in their pocket to help cover expenses. I think it will also be exciting to see the competition among the drivers and their fan bases. I think we’ll see a lot of social media hype and possibly some good natured competition between the teams! The teams could also get businesses in their area to get behind their effort with donations. I feel the winner may not just be the one with the most loyal fan base, but the one who gets most creative!”

“We decided to have Priority Aviation offer a $20,000 Knoxville Nationals sponsorship to the driver or race team that acquires the most donations to the museum between now and July 31,” said Richard. “With National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum memberships starting at only $25 each, we thought that this would be a good way to help both the museum pay for some of the construction cost on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower, and also help a team at this year’s Knoxville Nationals.”

“We can’t thank Richard and Jennifer Marshall enough for thinking up this $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship program,” says Bob Baker, executive director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. “Richard and Jennifer through Priority Aviation know the importance of getting the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower construction paid for, and their generosity in helping both our museum and in trying to help a race team at this year’s Knoxville Nationals, is just one way that they are always thinking about our sport.”

All that sprint car teams need to do is have their prospective members visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, listing their driver or team (in the note box at checkout) that they are trying to help with the $20,000 Priority Aviation sponsorship. Or, contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and request membership packets, or make a donation. The museum will ship membership and donation information out for the drivers and teams to pass out at their races throughout the season. The driver or team with the most donations returned to the museum before July 31, will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding to participate in this year’s Knoxville Nationals, August 7 – 10, in Knoxville, Iowa. All funds collected will go towards paying off remaining construction costs on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower. Memberships start at only $25 per year, and go up from there. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

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

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

 

 

Monarch Motor Speedway Opens in Wichita Falls, TX for 2019 Season
Wichita Falls, TX – Charles Raymond Evans III has announced he is the proud new owner of
Monarch Motor Speedway (Formerly Red River Speedway) in Wichita Falls, TX. The high-banked
3/8-mile red clay oval has been sitting dormant since July of 2017, but Evans has made plans to
bring life back to speedway in 2019 with many exciting events.
“Owning a Premier motorsports venue like Monarch Motor Speedway has always been a dream
of mine,” Evans said. “My love of the sport started at a very early age and has grown with me. I
want to build a facility that Texas can be proud of and shows the dedication my company has to
the future of racing everywhere and the people that make the sport so amazing. I believe in the
power of racing to bring communities together and see the potential here in Wichita Falls. I
look forward to being part of this community from now on and want to thank everyone for
welcoming us the way they have.”
The following is the first look at the Monarch Motor Speedway schedule for 2019:
Date Series
March 1,2019 Touring Outlaw Modified Series
March 2, 2019 Touring Outlaw Modified Series
April 19, 2019 Lucas Oil Elite Non-Wing Sprints
April 20, 2019 Lucas Oil Elite Non-Wing Sprints
May 31, 2019 Lucas ASCS National Sprint Car Tour
June 14, 2019 Sooner Limited Modified Series
June 15, 2019 Sooner Limited Modified Series
July 4, 2019 Ultimate Deep South SLMS
Southern Winged Modified Tour
Texas Dirt Truck Series
July 5, 2019 Ultimate Deep South SLMS
Southern Winged Modified Tour
Texas Dirt Truck Series
July 6,2019 Ultimate Deep South SLMS
Southern Winged Modified Tour
Texas Dirt Truck Series
August 30, 2019 Southern Texas Late Model Series
Texas Dirt Truck Series
August 31, 2019 Southern Texas Late Model Series
Texas Dirt Truck Series
Evans is also the director of the ULTIMATE Deep South SLMS, the Southern Winged Modified
Tour, and owner of CRE Promotions.

 

WITH CHILI BOWL OVER, BRODY ROA FOCUSES ON SPRINT CAR SEASON!

(Cypress, CA, January 29, 2019) Fresh off his appearance in the 33rd Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma earlier this month, Brody Roa and his B.R. Performance team are preparing for the start of what promises to be a busy 2019 sprint car season. Next up for the famous green #91R crew will be the opening round of the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series at Central Arizona Raceway on March 2nd.

Roa, who turned 28-years-old last Friday, was in the Kevin Ramey #7M for the Chili Bowl and started things off when he finished second after starting fifth in his preliminary night heat race. He again started fifth in his qualifier but was relegated to the back after catching the inside berm and bicycling the car early in the 10-lapper. An impressive late race charge saw him storm back to finish fifth and earn his ticket into the main event where he started in the seventh row before finishing 13th. BRODY.jpg Brody Roa on practice day at the Chili Bowl. Studio 36 Photo.

Roa’s Tuesday performance earned him a spot in one of the two C mains for the Saturday night finale in Tulsa. Considering that the festivities started with two O mains early Saturday morning, the C main was a decent spot to be in. A 12th place starting spot, combined with a tough field, saw the likeable Roa finish in the same spot as he started, and his Chili Bowl was over for 2019.

With the Chili Bowl now in the rear-view mirror, the Garden Grove, California racer is gearing up for the race at Central Arizona Speedway to kick off the sprint car season. The following week he will head back to the Copper State for the opening two rounds of the USAC/CRA Series which will be co-sanctioned with rounds two and three of the Southwest Series. In addition to the USAC/CRA and Southwest Series, Roa will also take on the stars and cars of the USAC National Sprint Car Series including the grueling Indiana Sprint Week in July. In the nine months from the season opener to the season closer back in Arizona, Roa will race 42 sprint car races in four different states in 2019.

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

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

 

 

Chris Proud Plans Oswego 350 Super Action with Burke Motorsports in 2019

OSWEGO, NY (January 29, 2019) - Another veteran of the Pathfinder Bank SBS division will make the move up to Oswego Speedway’s new 350 Supermodified class in 2019. Eight-time Small Block Super feature winner Chris Proud will pilot a Burke Motorsports entry on select occasions this coming season.

Proud, who has seven full-time and seven additional part-time seasons of Oswego action under his belt, is looking forward to finally being able to get behind the wheel of a Supermodified thanks to a deal put together by his nephew Camden Proud and car owner John Burke.

“This deal was put together by Camden Proud and John Burke, it basically gives me the chance to run a few races at the Oswego Speedway this year,” Proud said. “I am excited about the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a winged 350 Super. I have always wanted to move from the SBS class to a Supermodified, but things just never worked out to make that happen.”

A familiar face to Oswego fans, Chris competed weekly at the speedway from 2000 to 2006 driving the No. 3 machine. The potent homebuilt mount brought the Brewerton, N.Y. driver seven feature wins in five seasons with the car until Proud made the decision to step away from racing and spend more time with family at the conclusion of the '06 season.

Despite backing out of full-time competition, Chris returned to the speedway for part-time stints with Ed Horne and Tom Aaserud in 2008 and 2009 before driving an FFB Chassis for Tim Barbeau and making his way back to Oswego victory lane in 2010.

Proud took another year off in 2011 to acquire and begin completely re-working his original Proud Chassis for action in 2012. Driving to a heat race win and a handful of top ten finishes, 2012 brought Chris moderate success.

The following season, Proud was back in action another time, now driving a brand new car again built by himself and brother Tim. The new Proud Chassis was quick out of the box, and Chris put it on the podium in just a few short weeks while also securing another heat race victory and three top ten finishes.

With Camden stepping in to drive the new car for the 2014 season, Chris held on to the old chassis and eventually brought that ride back to the speedway for a handful of appearances in 2014 and 2015. The old chassis gave Proud one last podium finish to his credit in August of ’14 behind Anthony Losurdo and JJ Andrews.

In each season following his most recent appearance on Bud Classic Weekend of 2015, Proud has had plans to bring the No. 3 back to the race track, but unfortunately has had other factors keeping him out of the driver’s seat until this point in time.

“I have been out of the seat of a race car for the last few years due to complications from a back surgery along with family commitments,” Proud explained. “I have a teenage daughter and two young sons that play sports and have various other activities that keep me pretty busy most of the time. When I do make it to the track, I am focused on helping my nephew with his racing program.”

Camden, who has piloted the newer Proud car in the Small Block Super ranks for the past five seasons, will move to full-time Novelis Supermodified competition in 2019. The big block rookie of the year candidate is happy to see a 350 Super deal come together for Chris.

“I’m glad Chris finally has the chance to drive a Supermodified,” he said. “He has done countless things over the years to support my racing. I've gotten to known John pretty well, so I talked to him this offseason in hopes that he'd be willing to give Chris a shot and everything worked out. Some of my fondest memories growing up were watching my uncle race at Oswego. I look forward to doing so again this summer and have no doubt he will make the most of this opportunity.”

Burke, the race advocate for the 350 SMAC Series which appeared at Oswego this past Classic Weekend, is looking forward to supporting the track’s new division and having the chance to do so with someone that is familiar to the Oswego Speedway community.

“I’m very excited to help support Oswego and have one of the local drivers get in my car to help build the new division out there,” Burke said. “Chris has had a lot of success in the Small Block Super class and should do a great job with the No. 10 car.”

With all parties expected to remain busy with other commitments throughout the summer, Proud’s schedule has not yet been completely ironed out, but it is expected that he will be behind the wheel for at least a handful of shows throughout the season.

Chris’s goal is to simply be competitive. He is aiming for top five finishes and believes his experience in the SBS class will aid in the upcoming transition to a 350 Supermodified.

“I just want to be competitive and shoot for some strong finishes, top fives would be my goal,” Proud stated. “I think that my experience in the SBS division is high and will transfer over to the 350. There is no substitute for racing at Oswego. I was able to win a lot of races in the SBS class and ran up front consistently, so I think I will do well in the 350, but that’s not to say there won’t be a small learning curve in the first few practice sessions. I do think I'll get the hang of it very quickly.”

As for the No. 3 Small Block Super, it still sits inside Chris’s race shop located in Brewerton, but at least for the time being, he has no plans of bringing the car back to the track due to the ongoing changes with the division.

“I have no plans to run the SBS car right now due to the crate motor change. I don’t have the proper engine to do so anymore,” he said. “I think the crate is something the class needed to help get costs down, but I don’t plan on running out and buying one just yet. Car counts may dwindle the first year, but it will come back the next few years. If the track can keep up on tech, the new program will be very successful. The No. 3 will definitely hit the track again someday. My oldest son Colton plans to take over driving duties down the road.”

For this year on the other hand, Proud is looking forward to finally being able to go racing at Oswego Speedway again. He continued by saying, “I want to thank John and Camden for putting this deal together for me. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun this summer and I’m grateful I have the chance to get my feet wet in the new division while driving a winning car. I can’t wait for the season to start.”

Chris will join fellow Small Block Super veterans Anthony Losurdo, Dalton Doyle, Greg O’Connor and Barry Kingsley in the 350 Super class this year.

Oswego Speedway’s 69th season of racing is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 25 with Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50 features for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus full programs for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers and the 350 Supermodifieds.

An Open Practice session for all 2019 divisions will commence one week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

Those wishing to renew Classic or season ticket packages for the year have until Saturday, May 1 to contact Paul Conzone at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

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

 

Action Sprint Tour Announces 10-Race Schedule For Second Season In 2019
The Action Sprint Tour rolls down the front straightaway in four-wide formation during their 2018 stop at Brighton Speedway. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).
OHSWEKEN, Ont. – January 29, 2019 – After a successful inaugural season in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour (AST) is excited to announce a 10-race schedule in 2019 that will see the series visit five different Ontario race tracks for its second campaign. The series will once again boast a $10,000 point fund with each race paying at least $600-to-win and $100-to-start the main event.

“During our inaugural season we attracted 37 different drivers to race in our series and had an average car count of 22.7, which certainly exceeded our expectations as a first year travelling series,” said Action Sprint Tour series director Clinton Geoffrey. “We are very proud of what we achieved as a group in our first year together and we are looking forward to building on that success in 2019.”

The Tour will kickoff its sophomore season with a single race in May on the Victoria Day long weekend with a Monday stop at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ont. on May 20. A two-race month of June for the AST starts at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday, June 2 before the tour heads to its most western point at the newly renamed Southern Ontario Motor Speedway (formerly South Buxton Raceway) in Merlin, Ont.

July will be the busiest month on the calendar for the Action Sprint Tour with four races on tap. The Tour will spend Canada Day at Merrittville Speedway with a special July 1 date. Two weeks later, the tour visits Humberstone Speedway for the second time on July 14. Then, on July 23 the Action Sprint Tour makes the first of two stops at its home track, Ohsweken Speedway, for a mega mid-week show that will feature Sprint Car stars Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu in 360 Sprint Car competition. The month then wraps up five days later with the third and final stop at Merrittville on Saturday, July 28.

In August, the tour will visit Humberstone for the third and final time on Sunday, August 11 before reaching its most eastern point with its lone stop at Brighton Speedway’s one-third mile oval on Saturday, August 17.

The season will conclude in September at Ohsweken Speedway’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals when the second ever Action Sprint Tour champion will be crowned on Saturday, September 14.

For additional information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full break down of the Series’ 2019 point fund and race purses as well as series rules, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com.

2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule
Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont.
Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On
Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont.
Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont.
Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont.
Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont.
Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont.
Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints

 

 

KMS and Madsen Close Out Big Month

Last weekend’s Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship has now signalled the end of what has been the busiest month on the 2018-19 season calendar for Krikke Motorsport and their team driver Kerry Madsen, with the team now looking ahead to their remaining six race meetings.

Contesting 13 nights of racing during January alone, not to mention the hectic World Series Speedweek Series schedule over the Christmas-New Year period, the Bunbury, Western Australia-based team have enjoyed a solid month overall, despite experiencing some varied bad luck thatdenied them of better results.

Heading into the Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway (Qld) in the best possible form off the back of an impressive victory in the Prelude to the Championship just a few nights prior, Madsen, who was chasing his fourth Australian Championship win in a row, delivered a consistent performance throughout qualifying to start the preliminary feature race from position two, only to crash out after contact with the leader while attempting an outside pass dashed his hopes.

Sitting seventh in points at the beginning of the second and final night, the hard luck continued the Krikke Motorsport team after being taken out on the opening lap of their fourth and final heat race, which resulted in the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim driver being forced to start the feature race from 15th, where he went on to record an eighth-place finish.

With all but one of this season’s blue-ribbon events now being completed, the last of which will be the Krikke Boys Shootout on March 2 at the team’s home track Bunbury Speedway, Krikke Motorsport are now working towards the final three World SeriesChampionship rounds as they attempt to claim top honours for the sixth time in the team’s history.

“It’s been a massive month for the whole team, and I’m very happy with our achievements, which has only been hampered by some misfortune that comes with this speedway game, but our team never let it get on top of them,” Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke commented.

“We are currently sitting on top of the World Series point standings, so with the busiest part of our season now over, we have a number of race meetings ahead, before we focus on consolidating that lead in the remaining three rounds to hopefully score our team’s sixth World Series Championship.”

After running this Saturday night’s (February 2) Lord Mayor’s Cup at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway (Qld) and the South Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at Whyalla’s Westline Speedway (SA) the following Saturday night (February 9), the Krikke Motorsport team will return home to prepare for the western swing of the World Series Championship. They will be back in action on February 16 for the eighth round at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway and then contest the final two rounds at the Perth Motorplex the following weekend.

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.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Releases 2019 Rules Updates For All Divisions

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (January 29, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce the following technical and procedural rules updates. The rule updates have been applied following consultation with drivers and car owners at the rules meetings held last December. Thunder Stock and Mini Stock rule updates have been applied as a result of the Ontario Dirt Competition Committee (ODCC) meetings. A copy of the full Ohsweken Speedway rule book for each division can be found here.

360 Sprint Cars

Technical Rule Updates: 5.1 – Minimum weight is 1500 lbs. (with driver; no fuel added) after the race.

38.18 – Safety Bars Are Highly Recommended in 2019 and will be mandatory in 2020.

Procedural Rule Updates:

2 minute work area will only be used in the A Main. (No Longer in the B Main) A Start Box/Area will be created and utilized instead of a single chalk line

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Crate Sprint Cars

Technical Rule Updates: 1.9 – The use of anti-spill valves on the carburetor vent tubes and valve cover vent tubes is MANDATORY in the interest of preventing fires during a roll over.

16.1 – Minimum weight is 1600 lbs. (with driver; no fuel added) after the race.

16.6 – Any Bolted on Weight must be painted white, securely mounted, and approved by tech inspectors.

26.2 – Steel Drive Shaft Only

38.18 – Safety Bars Are Highly Recommended in 2019 and will be mandatory in 2020.

Procedure Rule Updates:

2 minute work area will only be used in the A Main. (No Longer in the B Main) A Start Box/Area will be created and utilized instead of a single chalk line

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Thunder Stocks

Technical Rule Updates: Ohsweken Speedway has joined the Ontario Dirt Competition Committee (ODCC). The committee has been created with the intention to govern the rules for both street stock and mini stock-type race cars at five Ontario dirt tracks. All questions and comments in regards to rules should be addressed to the Ontario Dirt Competition Committee web site; https://ontariodirtcomp.com/contact/

The ODCC has agreed to a four year Rules Package for Thunder Stock Cars. Here are the updates/changes for 2019 through 2022:

8.4 - Floor must be stock or replaced with a minimum 20 gauge steel. Right side may be “tin kitted” from the center of the drive shaft tunnel and raised even with the top door bar on the passenger door. Tin Kit must be made of sheet steel minimum 20 gauge. Tin kit must remain one height from the dash back to the rear fire wall.

8.5 - Rear firewall must be completely sealed off from drivers compartment minimum 20 gauge steel must maintain approximately same angle as stock fire wall.

8.6 - Trunk floor may be removed

20.4 - Aluminum Brake Drums will NOT be allowed STEEL DRUMS ONLY STARTING 2019 No Grace Period

20.5 – Steel Single Piston Calipers Only. Must be same size piston both sides.

20.6 – OEM Style Pads Only. No Grooving or cutting beyond factory. Same pads both sides

20.7 – Aftermarket Brake Pedal Assembly will be allowed will the following Part #s Wilwood WIL340-13834 Floor Mount Assembly Wilwood WIL340-13834 Swing Mount Assembly Wilwood 260-6765 Master Cylinder One residual pressure valve allowed in the rear brake line. No other restrictor valves, control mechanisms that vary the pressure front to back or side to side.

21.17 – Ford 9” Rear Ends will NOT be allowed. Brighton has agreed to give their drivers a grace period of 2019 and they will be eliminated to match the other four tracks in 2020

32.1 - Stock Mount Non Adjustable Non rebuildable Steel Unaltered Shocks Only.

32.5 - Track Officials have the option to buy shocks for $150 from any car in competition

37.9 – Plastic Wheel Covers are allowed. NO DZUS TAB or expandable mounting bead lock covers allowed. Must be bolted on using welded tabs. ________________________________

Mini Stocks

Technical Rule Updates: Ohsweken Speedway has joined the Ontario Dirt Competition Committee (ODCC). The committee has been created with the intention to govern the rules for both street stock and mini stock-type race cars at five Ontario dirt tracks. All questions and comments in regards to rules should be addressed to the Ontario Dirt Competition Committee web site; https://ontariodirtcomp.com/contact/

The ODCC has agreed to a one year Rules Package for Mini Stock Cars. Here are the updates/changes for 2019:

2.13.1 - Engines 200 psi – 210 psi will add 100 lbs. minimum weight. Cannot exceed 210 psi. 211psi and over cannot compete. No exceptions.

5.7 – Plastic fuel cells must be encased in a steel box. (Recommended 20 guage steel) ________________________________ 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.

 

 

Smiley's Racing 25th Anniversary PRE-SEASON Sale Event is EVEN BIGGER This Year!

You don’t want to miss this year’s Smiley’s Racing Products Pre-Season Sale. We are offering “much deeper discounts” this year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our sale and help our customers “gear up” for the 2019 racing season! Almost Everything is on Sale! It is definitely the time to stock up or buy that new item you’ve been holding out for.

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• 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only)

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Justyn Cox Sixth in Debut with Mike Phulps Motorsports at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: With Stockton Dirt Track opening 2019 up with a rare January event in Northern California, Justyn Cox and Mike Phulps Motorsports took the opportunity to make their debut as a team on Saturday afternoon as Cox came home with a sixth place finish.

“It was great to get a chance to race and work together as a team so early in the year,” Justyn Cox said. “We got better each time we hit the track, and I am excited for what is to come during the season ahead.”

A draw show with drivers competing in a pair of heat races each was the format on this night, and Cox would put the Long Creek Winery/Metal Works/Keizer Wheels backed No. 56 machine in the second row of his first heat race.

On a very fast and hooked up Stockton Dirt Track, Cox would endure a flat right rear tire on his machine and would result in his finishing sixth, which would put him behind the eight ball with how the format worked.

His second heat race would see him get his elbows up and score the win which salvaged some points as he would find himself in the seventh starting position for the first 30-lap feature event of the 2019 season.

On a hammer down surface, Cox would continue to get comfortable in his new ride, as he would pick up a position early and continue to feel out his machine. With passing at a premium during the course of the feature event, the Clarksburg, CA driver would cap his season opener with a sixth place finish.

“Overall we were pleased with the progress we made as a team, and we are really trying to take advantage of these early open shows,” Cox added. “Thanks to Mike Phulps and his team for their hard work. It was a fun day and I am excited for Marysville in a couple of weeks.”

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-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Justyn Cox and Mike Phulps Motorsports will return to action on February 16th at Marysville Raceway

 

 

SUCCESSFUL 2018 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SEASON COMPLETED AS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS HONORED IN RUSH DIVISIONS WITH OVER $130,000 DOLED OUT AT AWARDS BANQUET

January 26, 2019 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Edinburg, PA)...While the 2019 racing season is only a few months away, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2018 racing season with the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. A record number of attendees filled the beautiful banquet hall as over $130,000 in cash and thousands in contingencies were distributed to Sweeney RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock racers. All told well over a quarter million dollar in point fund monies and useful product contingencies were distributed to RUSH racers throughout the 2018 season.

The Sweeney RUSH Late Models had events at 23 different speedways in 2018 with over 350 different racers participating in either a weekly-sanctioned and/or touring series events The new non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars debuted as a cost-containment division and saw 21 different cars compete at least one of the 11 speedways in four different states amongst the 27 scheduled events. Year five for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified season saw seven different speedways hold events with a record 56 different drivers competing in 48 different cars with a record turnout of 38 cars at Sharon Speedway for "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance. The Sweeney Pro Stocks continued in year four of their Weekly Series, while the third year Sweeney Pro Mods again produced great racing at Stateline and Old Bradford Speedways on a weekly basis.

Crowned 2018 Late Model champions were Jeremy Wonderling-Sweeney Touring Series, Max Blair-Sweeney National Weekly Series and Pace "Summer Chase", David Pangrazio-"Futures Cup", and Bill Kessler-Wheelman Bonus Event Challenge Series. In the Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars, Chad Ruhlman captured the inaugural Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series crown, while Arnie Kent won the "Wednesday Night Lightning" title. In the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, it was Garrett Krummert taking the Bicknell Racing Products Weekly & Touring Series titles and Blaze Myers in the Bicknell "Futures Cup". Dennis Lunger, Jr. won the Sweeney Pro Mod Weekly Series Championship, while Jarrod Silvis earned the "Futures Cup" honors. Tyler Dietz captured the Sweeney Pro Stock title. All of the champions received their point fund monies, laser etched championship marble awards, inscribed RUSH championship leather jackets, and Hoosier championship jackets

In his second year of trying, Jeremy Wonderling of Wellsville, NY edged out Touring Series newcomer and fellow New Yorker, Jason Genco, to earn $5,000. Wonderling started the year off strong at the "Battle of the Bay" presented by Pancho's Racing Products finishing in the top 12 all four nights against a field of more than 40 cars each night. His second place on the final night at Winchester seemed to kick start his season as he wouldn't finish outside the top nine in the final 14 events. During that stretch, he recorded six podium finishes including a thrilling win at Outlaw Speedway. After leading early in the season finale at Lernerville, Wonderling got into a fierce battle with Colton Flinner and Mike Pegher, Jr.. Wonderling saw the bigger picture and settled for a second, which clinched him his first title.

Max Blair left Saturday's banquet once again as RUSH's top point fund earner garnering $8,150. Despite again focusing his efforts on his Super Late Model program, Blair again won enough and was efficient enough to capture the National Weekly Series & Pace Summer Chase titles for the Late Model division.

The third generation racer led the way with 17 wins with those coming at six different tracks. Blair finished in the top five in all 25 races he competed in! The 29-year-old Centerville, Pa. driver's $5,000 National Weekly Series Championship was his fourth in six years also winning in 2013, 2015, and 2016. His $3,000 Pace Summer Chase title was also his fourth in six years as he also won titles in 2013 and now three straight years from 2016 on.

David Pangrazio became the latest to enshrine his name as a "Futures Cup" Champion. Pangrazio made the move from E-Mods to a RUSH Late Model in 2017, but 2018 was the breakout season for the 19-year-old. The Elba, NY racer quickly became a factor night in and night out. He battled for the title at Genesee Speedway before finishing second in the RUSH member points to J.J. Mazur. He picked up three wins with two coming at Genesee and his biggest was the prestigious "All Canadian" at Humberstone. He'd total 13 top 5s and 20 top 10s good enough for a tie for 10th in the National Weekly Series standings. Pangrazio earned $500 for his "Futures Cup" efforts alone joining past champs Ryan Montgomery, Nico Dabecco, Michael Lake, Eric Wilson, Clinton Hersh, Wyatt Scott, and Devin Brannon.

In his first year on the Touring Series, Bill Kessler finished sixth in points and won his first "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series title. The New Brighton, Pa. driver had season best non-qualifier finishes of second at Georgetown and third at Pittsburgh to garner the $200 title and became the third new champion in as many years.

In addition to the above point funds, the top five in RUSH member points at each RUSH Late Model weekly-sanctioned track shared in $800 cash ($300,200,100,50) as part of the "Track Pack" Weekly Bonus Program.

One of the biggest stories throughout the region was not only that veteran and versatile racer, Chad Ruhlman, was getting into a Sprint Car, but in the end the success he would have. When Ruhlman made his debut at Bradford on May 20 not only had he never raced a Sprint Car, but he didn't even know to fire it off. That would be a fading memory as the 2018 season would be an unforgettable one for the Bemus Point, NY racer.

It didn't take long for Ruhlman to find the fast way around Bradford as won in his debut- a popular one to say the least. In the end, he was victorious 15 times in 17 tries with his only blemishes being a pair of runner-ups. He swept the two-day "Empire State Classic" at Genesee for $2,000. Back in 2014, Ruhlman he was the $5,000 RUSH Late Model National Weekly Series Champion and now is the inaugural $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series title for the RUSH Sprint Cars!

Arnie Kent was instrumental during the off-season testing of the new RUSH Sprint Car division. The former "410" Sprint Car standout was one of the top racers during Series Director Vicki Emig's ownership at Mercer Raceway Park. So it was no surprise when the New Castle, Pa. veteran found victory lane the first night out making history winning the first ever RUSH Sprint race on May 16 at Lernerville. He never finished worse than fifth during the "Wednesday Night Lightning" programs to win the $1,000 title; and collected $2,500 in point fund monies for his overall efforts in 2018.

The 2018 Bicknell Weekly and Tour Champion simply wanted to race more thus why he decided to team up with Jerry Schaffer for his first year in a RUSH Sportsman Modified. Garrett Krummert has won in Big-Block Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, Mod Lites, and Super Late Models over the years so it was no surprise he'd find success in the RUSH division.

The 2018 season was a strong one for the 30-year-old New Castle, Pa. racer, who was victorious three times at Pittsburgh, twice at both Sharon and Tri-City, and also added wins at Lernerville and Mercer. He racked up an amazing 22 top 5 finishes in 26 starts and only finished out of the top 10 twice. He was able to outgain Chas Wolbert by 10 points in the Weekly and 4 in the Touring to take home $3,800 in point fund monies.

It's hard to imagine more of a dramatic way to win a title than how the 2018 RUSH Sportsman Mod "Futures Cup Champion" did it. Blaze Myers held off 2017 Weekly Champion, Rocky Kugel, to win the last chance B main at the season finale at Lernerville. He then lined up 19th in the feature and methodically worked his way to front using the moisture at the bottom of the speedway from the heavy rains that fell overnight.

With five laps to go, Myers was up to fifth, but would lose the handle doing a 360-spin that cost him five positions. Not giving up, Myers remained committed to the bottom. He drove to the front in the closing laps and snuck by the 2018 Weekly and Tour Champion, Garrett Krummert, on the final lap for what was probably the most popular RUSH win of the year. The 14-year-old Franklin, Pa. racer did the unthinkable pulling off a huge upset for his first career Tour win, worth $800, that propelled him past season-long point leader, David Kalb, Jr. Myers opened 2018 victorious over a 31-car field at Sharon for his first career win and ended the season where he started...in victory lane at Lernerville over a 30-car field. Myers earned $300 and joins past champs Kole Holden, Kyle Martell, and Jeremy Weaver.

The RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Champion is no stranger to RUSH competing over the years in the Late Model division with lots of accolades. In 2017, Dennis Lunger, Jr. decided to return to his E-Mod roots as he'd do double duty on most nights racing both the Late Model and Pro Mod for car owner Rueben Schwartz where he'd go on to win the RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series title.

2018 was much of the same though this time Lunger did double duty with his Open E-Mod and the Pro Mod winning both track titles at Stateline. Lunger even made several late season starts in his RUSH Late Models. Lunger started his title defense off at Stateline winning the first three Pro Mod races and would add two more victories while never finishing worse than second. Lunger also made four Bradford starts picking up two more wins. Those statistics allowed the 50-year-old Albion, Pa. racer to easily become the $3,500 Weekly Series Champion for the 2nd straight year.

Eighteen-year-old Jarrod Silvis became the third "Futures Cup" Champion for the Pro Mod division, worth $300. After taking over the #4Q ride in 2017 from his father Bill, the Corry, Pa. driver was able to improve six spots in the 2018 Weekly Series standings. Silvis raced weekly at Stateline where he had a pair of 6th place finishes. On August 26th, he made his first ever appearance at Bradford and recorded a career best 5th place.

Tyler Dietz, the $1,000 2018 RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Champion, is another driver that worked his way up the ranks from Micro Sprints and Crate Late Models back when Emig owned Mercer. This past season, the 29-year-old driver picked up the ride in the Chuck Neely/Bob Lambert-owned #27 and what a year they had!

The team won the first two races out of the box at Lernerville and would add two more victories at the track. Amazingly the Saxonburg, Pa. driver finished in the top four of all 12 RUSH Pro Stock features in 2018 at Lernerville. He would add a fifth place finish in his only start against the open engine cars at Pittsburgh. And most impressive of all, the team towed down to Virginia's Winchester Speedway on September 22 and beat a field of more than 50 cars at their "Small Car Nationals" with a crate engine in the "open" engine event taking home the $2,000 top prize!

The highlight of the banquet was the special awards ceremony. The Series' major sponsor, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance, was recognized with a special appreciation plaque for their continued support of the Series. Don Blackshear, Director of Circle Track Development of Pace, accepted on behalf of both companies. Bonnell's Rod Shop will receive a beautiful laser-etched marble recognition award for their backing of the new RUSH Sprint Car division that will continue in 2019; owner, Scott Bonnell, was out of town and was unable to attend.

The "Legacy" Award is to honor historical significance as RUSH directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have completed their 12th year of directing crate engine racing in the Northeast. The 2018 winner was the Miley Family of Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. The Imperial, Pa. "Monster Half-Mile" owners have worked with Emig and Leone for the past nine years and have never wavered in their support of the Series. Pittsburgh produces some of the highest RUSH Late Model weekly car counts in the region and will host three Tour events in 2019 including "Manufacturers Night" along with the prestigious "Jook George Steel City Classic" and "Bill Hendren Memorial". Pittsburgh also hosts the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and RUSH Sprint Cars every chance they have. Promoter Matt Miley, sister Ty, and mother Bertha accepted the award.

Jason Ore of 955 Automotive was awarded the fourth annual Bill Hendren Memorial RUSH "Engine Rebuilder of the Year". Ore's engines captured 58 GM Performance crate engine victories, 46 with a 604 and 12 with a 602. His engines won the RUSH Late Model track championships at both Eriez and Genesee Speedways with Jason Genco and JJ Mazur driving respectively; the RUSH Late Model "Futures Cup" title with David Pangrazio, and 2018 RUSH Late Model Touring Champion Jeremy Wonderling claims him as his primary motor man. Pittsburgh's RUSH Sportsman Modified Champion Chas Wolbert, who finished second in both Weekly and Touring points, also uses Ore. Ore's business is located in Erie, Pa.

Two "Miles Traveled" awards were doled out. RUSH Sprint Car racer Steve Cousins won the first and RUSH Late Model driver Adam Ferri the second. Cousins was a raw rookie in 2018 and competed in all 25 events in four states including all five of the "Wednesday Night Lightning" events at Lernerville- a six-hour midweek roundtrip from his home in Eldred, Pa. Cousins racked up over 6,000 miles. Ferri meanwhile returned to racing after a six-year hiatus and chose the Late Model Touring Series as his destination. He kicked off the season towing more than nine hours from his home in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada to Delaware, USA to open the season. He raced in the first 15 completed Tour events, but unfortunately missed the final two due to some health issues. Ferri accumulated over 4,500 miles crossing the border back and forth during those events.

RUSH Series announcer, Brian Spaid, emceed the affair once again and also previewed the upcoming 2019 season, which will be a historic season. Mike Lysakowski photographed the event.

2018 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Top 12 Driver Points: 1. Jeremy Wonderling 1305 2. Jason Genco 1299 3. Brady Wonderling 1248 4. Adam Ferri 1071 5. John Waters 1003 6. Bill Kessler 976 7. J.J. Mazur 957 8. Cory Lawler 955 9. Jason Knowles 840 10. Damian Bidwell 772 11. Darrell Bossard 704 12. Chad Sines 634.

2018 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Top 40 Points: 1. Max Blair 1344 2. Jason Genco 1338 3. Logan Roberson 1327 4. Matt Hill 1326 5. Darrell Bossard 1325 6. Damian Bidwell 1324 7. Chad Homan 1323 8. Jason Parkhurst 1311 9. Kevan Cook 1306 10. David Pangrazio & Charlie Sandercock 1303 12. Jeremy Wonderling 1302 13. Chuck Bowie & Justin Lamb 1301 15. Dale Caswell & Scott Gurdak 1295 17. Chris Fleming 1294 18. Sean Beardsley 1292 19. Brad Mesler 1291 20. Bret Belden 1289 21. John Waters 1288 22. Daren Alvey & Matt Latta 1285 24. Billy Thompson, Eric Wilson & Brady Wonderling 1284 27. J.J. Mazur 1282 28. Clate Copeman & Joe Moyer 1280 30. Kyle Zimmerman 1278 31. Breyton Santee 1277 32. Daryl Charlier 1275 33. Andy Michael 1273 34. Mike Franklin 1266 35. Joe Warren 1255 36. Tanner Kerr & John Mollick 1254 38. Kyle Murray 1251 39. Beamer Guzzardi & Ward Schell 1250.

2018 Pace Performance "Summer Chase" Late Model Top 10 Points: 1. Max Blair 114.0 2. Darrell Bossard 112.43 3. Damian Bidwell 112.15 4. Jason Genco 112.08 5. Matt Hill 110.67 6. Chad Homan 110.38 7. Jason Parkhurst 109.50 8. Matt Latta 108.7 9. Justin Lamb 108.06 10. Chris Fleming 107.97.

2018 Late Model "Futures Cup" Points: 1. David Pangrazio 1303 2. Kyle Murray 1251 3. Levi Crowl 1232 4. Max Hill 1207 5. Cory Lawler 1169 6. Jakob Piper 978 7. Justin Jesmer 546.

2018 "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series Late Model Champion: Bill Kessler 377

2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. Chad Ruhlman 1343 2 Gale Ruth, Jr. 1313 3. Zach Morrow 1305 4. Arnie Kent 1304 5. Shawn Smith 1262 6. Brandon Hawkins 1250 7. Joe McEwen 1247 8. Scott Hawkins 1224 9. Dave Hawkins 1222 10. Brad Blackshear 1203 11. Steve Cousins 1195 12. Tyler Powell 1192 13. Steve Pedley 963 14. Jim Kurpakus 730 15. Dalton Daniels 717 16. Brian Woodhall 689 17. Phil Thornton 676 18. Brian Ruhlman 596 19. Mike Lutz 419 20. John Mollick 292.

2018 RUSH Sprint Car "Wednesday Night Lightning" Top 10 Points: 1. Arnie Kent 484 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 478 3. Zach Morrow 474 4. Scott Hawkins 453 5. Dave Hawkins 451 6. Steve Cousins 436 7. Brandon Hawkins 352 8. Dalton Daniels & Joe McEwen 282 10. Brad Blackshear 269.

2018 Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. Garrett Krummert 1338 2. Chas Wolbert 1328 3. Josh Deems 1293 4. Rocky Kugel 1284 5. Kole Holden 1282 6. Brandon Ritchey 1272 7. Kyle Martell 1255 8. Jeremy Weaver 1249 9. Justin Shea 1245 10. Brian Schaffer & Tony Tatgenhorst 1233 12. Rob Kristyak 1228 13. Blaze Myers 1207 14. David Kalb, Jr. & Steve Slater 1202 16. Chelsie Kriegisch 1196 17. Alan Dellinger 1186 18. Gary Haupt 1163 19. Jordan Ehrenberg 1148 20. Jacob Jordan 1143.

2018 Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series Top 10 Driver Points: 1. Garrett Krummert 550 2. Chas Wolbert 546 3. Kyle Martell 524 4. Brandon Ritchey 522 5. Kole Holden 510 6. Steve Slater & Blaze Myers 498 8. Jeremy Weaver 485 9. Jordan Ehrenberg 391 10. Darin Gallagher 338.

2018 Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Blaze Myers 1207 2. David Kalb, Jr. 1202 3. Preston Cope 1082.

2018 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Points: 1. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 1321 2. Chad Carlson 1298 3. Nate Hartzell 1226. 4. Justin Carlson 1222 5. Adam Ashcroft 1152 6. Scott Gurdak 1048 7. Zach Johnson 895 8. Jarrod Silvis 884 9. Nick Mohawk 873 10. Jeremy Wonderling 632 11. Jason Covey 624 12. Vaughn Nystrom 583 13. Jeramy Williams 580 14. Matt Harvey 503 15. Brian Mohawk 396 16. Kyle Babcock 290.

2018 RUSH Pro Mod "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Jarrod Silvis 884.

2018 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Points: 1. Tyler Dietz 1322 2. Corey McPherson 1316 3. Jason Fontaine 1285 4. Ryan Moyer 1281 5. Jeremy Pilkerton 1264 6. Bob Egley 1215 7. Brett McDonald 1194 8. Scott Byers 1157 9. Mike Bordt 1141 10. Dale Tuche 1098 11. Chase Lambert 941 12. Terry Young 548.

Special Award Winners: "Legacy": Miley Motorsports (Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway) Miles Traveled: Steve Cousins, Adam Ferri Bill Hendren Memorial "Engine Rebuilder of the Year": 955 Automotive (Jason Ore)

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, Valley Fashions.

2018 RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, Valley Fashions, Dirt Late Model Magazine, and Three Rivers Karting.

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Pancho's Racing Products, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

2018 RUSH Pro Mod and Pro Stock marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Wrisco. Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, RockAuto.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.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Nets Top 10 During Season Debut at Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi set himself up to contend for a victory during his season opener last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track.

Scelzi maneuvered his family owned 360ci winged sprint car from sixth to third place in his first of twin heat races before posting a runner-up result in the second heat.

"We got there and hot lapped twice because the track was wet," he said. "We were quickest both times we went out and I felt like we had good speed. We drew the No. 79 out of 80 so we started last in the first heat race and did what we could. We started on the pole of the second heat, but the inside line didn't get a good start in any race and we dropped to second. The track had a groove through the middle, but the bottom and top were extremely greasy."

Scelzi accumulated enough points through the heat races to make the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 1 to garner the pole position for the main event.

"It was the same story as every heat race; the outside went and the inside was in the grease," he said. "We dropped to third right away. Then on Lap 2 I hit a hole in turn three. I bounced really hard and it stalled the motor. I went to the back and made about 10-to-12 laps. I pulled off because I didn't want to risk tearing up our equipment since the track was one lane."

Scelzi was credited with a ninth-place finish after exiting the track midway through the main event.

He will return to action on Feb. 23 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., where he will make his season debut with Roth Motorsports.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 26 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Heat race #1: 3 (6); Heat race #2: 2 (1); Feature: 9 (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 23 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 -

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

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

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"My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1," Scelzi said. "Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we're grateful for their support."

Scelzi would like to thank Roth Motorsports, Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, 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, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Kicking Off Busy Season This Weekend With All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Jan. 28, 2019) - Mason Daniel will make his season debut this weekend during an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader at Bubba Raceway Park.

It will mark his first time competing at the egg-shaped oval located in Ocala, Fla., and Daniel said he will rely heavily on crew chief and veteran sprint car driver Danny Lasoski's experience to help speed up the learning curve.

"Last year when I came down Danny took me over there (on a day there wasn't racing) and I walked the track," Daniel said. "It's unique. Luckily Danny has raced there so he'll let me know the best lane. It's really helpful to have him by my side. He knows how to get around these tracks. I'm trying to soak up all the knowledge he has."

Daniel will participate in a practice session on Wednesday prior to three straight nights of action beginning on Thursday. It marks his first time ever racing with the All Stars and will offer a good opportunity to learn prior to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season opener the following weekend.

"Our first goal is to get up to speed with these guys," he said. "Then we'd like to have good finishes during the month we're down here.

"We've worked hard to get to this level so we're really excited to start with the All Stars and then transition to the World of Outlaws. I think we'll do well. We just have to get laps with those guys."

Daniel has two career 410ci winged sprint car starts, including making the A Main during only his second-ever race with the World of Outlaws last year.

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

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, Dillon Risk Management, 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.

 

 

Vardell Aiming to Contend for Carolina Sprint Tour and IMCA National Titles in Sophomore Season

Inside Line Promotions � TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2019) � Sean Vardell has lofty goals entering the 2019 campaign following a breakout rookie year.

Vardell, who spent four years racing outlaw karts before climbing into a full-size sprint car last year, is aiming to compete for the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour championship as well as in IMCA national points during his sophomore season behind the wheel.

�We�ll run the full CST season, which has 16 points races and 18 races that count for IMCA national points,� he said. �We�re going to try to go up to Hagerstown for the Mason-Dixon race. We�ll plan on going to the nationals in Nebraska. I�d like to hit one or two races at Lake Ozark Speedway (in Eldon, Mo.), which is near where I grew up. I�d also like to go north to Williams Grove to race as well.�

The expectations are high after Vardell produced a feature victory during his first career sprint car race in April 2018 when he won the Carolina Sprint Tour season opener at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C.

�I didn�t quite know what to think,� he said. �It felt like a gun fight out there. I knew they were coming behind me and I held on. I was lost for words. I probably bent the wing up standing on top of it. I hadn�t had a feeling like that in a long time.�

Vardell added a pair of third-place runs and outings of fifth and sixth during nine total races en route to winning the Carolina Sprint Tour Rookie of the Year Award. He also finished third in the championship standings.

�A lot of hard work went into it,� he said. �I was thankful for my team and crew � Mark Goin, Erick Harpes and Terra Gedeon. We grew as a team with all of us being rookies in sprint cars. It was a crazy up and down experience all season long. We ran our hearts out. I wasn�t expecting to run that well last year. It was kind of surprising, but I knew we had a good group of core guys. We learned so much I think we�re going to do well this year.�

The season opener for the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is April 27 at Sumter Speedway.

MEDIA LINKS �

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeanVardell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT � Eastham Machining International

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�Our partnership with Eastham Machining International has been beneficial,� Vardell said. �We�re extremely grateful for the support of Lynn Eastham and everyone at Eastham Machining International and we look forward to continued success together.�

Vardell also wants to thank top performance engine and machining Superior Steering Wheels, C.J. Enterprises, TriboDyn Lubricants, Mr. 90 Fabrications, Metal Benders LLC, Eye Can See Arts, Next Level Custom Designs and Fab-Tech for their continuing support.

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway’s Gappens Honored

As HARF Promoter of the Year

BROWNSBURG, Ind., Jan. 28 – Gas City I-69 Speedway Promoter Jerry Gappens was honored as the 2018 HARF/Heimel Auction’s Promoter of the Year by Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) Sunday during the club’s 67th annual awards banquet at the American Legion Post 331.

Gas City I-69 Speedway was nearly dormant for four seasons before Gappens leased the famed quarter-mile clay oval from owner Jack Himelick last January. Gappens brought vitality and a major resurgence to the area’s sports scene by staging weekly Friday night races and special events at the track last season. He also introduced fun theme nights and crowd-pleasing intermission entertainment like human bubbleball and helmet-toss competitions, a Soccer Moms Gone Mad race, kids’ coin scrambles, and school bus racing.

“With more than 60 active race tracks in Indiana, including many with great promoters, it is an honor to be recognized by HARF and its fan membership with this very special award,” said Gappens. “I want to give special thanks to owner Jack Himelick for giving me the opportunity to run his facility; to the fans, participants and sponsors for their support, and our dedicated team that executed the hosting of our fabulous events.”

HARF, one of the oldest and largest racing fan clubs in the country, also honored track champions from around the state, including Clinton Boyles, Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2018 non-wing sprint car champion.

In 2018 Gas City I-69 Speedway staged weekly Friday night racing of non-wing 410 sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets, thunder cars and front-wheel-drive compacts.

Special events last season included the return of winged sprint car racing with visits from the Great Lakes Super Sprints and BOSS/FAST on Dirt 410 sprints. Twelve different types of race cars competed at the track last year. The highlight of the season was the inaugural James Dean Classic, which featured USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars for the season finale.

The second season under Gappens’ helm at Gas City begins Friday night, April 27. Gappens said the entire 2019 schedule would be released this week.

HARF, which has nearly 2,000 members, also presented special awards for outstanding contributions to racing in Indiana. Veteran photographer John Mahoney and Levi Jones, a seven-time USAC champion and USAC’s director of competition, were named to the club’s prestigious Hall of Fame.

HARF’s mission is to promote better understanding towards the sport of auto racing, to promote better sportsmanship within the ranks of auto racing, and to do everything possible to improve all of auto racing. It actively supports all forms of auto racing regardless of sanction or affiliation.

For more information on Gas City I-69 Speedway, see the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com and follow it on Facebook at @GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas and on Twitter at @GasCitySpeedway.

 

 

Tarlton Motorsports and Cole Macedo to Chase Upstart Kings of Thunder Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- On the heels of announcing their 2019 410ci plans, Tarlton Motorsports is pleased to announce that the potent No. 21X will chase the inaugural Kings of Thunder Championship with 2018 Civil War Series Champ, Cole Macedo behind the wheel.

Announced in December, the Kings of Thunder Series will be a 15 race series set at Tulare, CA’s Thunderbowl Speedway and Hanford, CA’s Keller Auto Speedway, a great location of events for the Fresno based Tarlton Motorsports team.

Winning his first career race last year at Keller Auto Speedway, which is the site of seven events, paired with eight events at the ‘Thunderbowl’, another venue Macedo faired well at in 2018, the reigning Civil War Series Champion is poised to after another 360ci title.

“I am really excited to run for another title this upcoming season after pulling one off in 2018,” Cole Macedo said. “The new Kings of Thunder Series is going to be awesome, and I am excited to run at my two hometown tracks a lot this season which is great because they happen to be two of my favorites to compete at. I am really thankful for another great year of support form the Tarlton family and another year to work with Paul Baines on the wrenches.”

Other than the 15 Kings of Thunder races, Macedo and Tarlton Motorsports will also be in action at times with the King of the West Series, as well as various other 360ci events around the state of California.

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, 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-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: Cole and Tarlton Motorsports will kick their 2019 season off on February 23rd at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA for what will be the opening event for the Kings of Thunder Series.

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

 

 

Tarlton Motorsports Set to Contest 2019 King of the West Schedule with Ryan Bernal

PETERSEN MEDIA- As schedules continue to get released and plans start to come together for 2019, Tarlton Motorsports is excited to announce that Hollister, CA driver Ryan Bernal will fill the seat of the potent No. 21 machine as the tentative plan is to compete for the King of the West Series Championship.

“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to driver for one of the best 410ci teams in California,” Ryan Bernal said. “I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to get a full season of winged 410 racing action under my belt, and am eager to work with Paul Baines and everyone associated with this team. I have to thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton for thinking of me and I can’t wait to get started!”

The way it sits as of now, the plan for Bernal and company will be to open the King of the West Series schedule on March 2nd in Stockton, CA and then pick the series back up once the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Series leaves town and the schedule ramps up in April.

“I am looking forward to working with a driver like Ryan Bernal,” Tarlton Motorsports Crew Chief, Paul Baines said. “It is no secret that he is a versatile driver with success both with and without the wing, and I am looking forward to working with him in what is really his first shot in a winged 410ci sprint car. I want to thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton for continuing to support this sport and allowing me to be a part of this team.”

Aside from contesting the KWS schedule, Bernal and Tarlton Motorsports will look for more lore at the 26th Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA in mid October an event both have had success at over the years.

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

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

ON TAP: The 2019 season is slated to kick off for Tarlton Racing and Ryan Bernal on March 2nd at Stockton Dirt Track with the King of the West Series.

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.

 

 

Losurdo Going Full-Time 350 Supermodified Racing at Oswego Speedway in 2019

OSWEGO, NY (January 24, 2019) - For 21 year-old driver Anthony Losurdo, his first full season with Missile Motorsports could not possibly have gone any better.

Driving the Mark Castiglia owned No. 1, ‘Hawk’ visited victory lane on three different occasions in 2018 and also clinched his first career track championship by a comfortable margin over hall of famers Russ Brown and Mike Bond who finished second and third.

Losurdo, a graduate of both quarter midget and go-kart racing, has grown into one of the top competitors in Oswego’s Pathfinder Bank SBS division after first seeing action at the speedway in 2013 at just 14 years of age.

After an impressive rookie campaign, he returned to the track full-time in 2014 and picked up his first win in June of that season before repeating just two months later and in turn becoming the youngest feature winner in speedway history. Those two wins along with six top five finishes allowed Losurdo a third place run in the point standings in just his second full season of competition.

For the duration of the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Losurdo scored a ride with Denise Merrill-Bond and Four Sevens Motorsports. In his first year with Four Sevens, the teenaged driver again turned heads earning four more top five finishes and three feature wins including his memorable Twin 20 sweep which saw the No. 1 car visit victory lane twice in the same evening.

Despite five more top five finishes in 2016 good enough for yet another top five effort in the overall point standings, Losurdo was unable to secure a victory in his second season driving for Merrill. The team parted ways following Classic Weekend.

2017 brought what was nearly a full year off for Losurdo, although he did have a brief stint at the end of the season driving Mark Castiglia’s No. 69 on Budweiser International Classic Weekend. Unfortunately, that experience came to a fiery halt in the early stages of the Bud Light Classic 75 with mechanical problems on the car.

In the ensuing offseason, Castiglia, who is also a veteran of the Small Block Super ranks, decided he wanted to step out of the driver’s seat and instead field two-full time entries from the sidelines. The former Oswego winner did not think twice about naming Losurdo driver of his brand new FFB Chassis built by Dan Dennie. It was a decision that paid dividends.

In eleven total events, Losurdo managed an unbelievable eight top five finishes which topped the total of any other driver all year long. When Anthony didn’t finish in the top five, he was almost always in the top ten, finishing tenth or better in every single race with the exception of just one.

No matter where the No. 1 car started, somehow Losurdo seemed to always find his way forward, which is reflected in the staggering six D&S Landscaping ‘Hard Charger’ awards he earned throughout the course of the season including an unheard of four in a row.

It was clear even before the start of Oswego’s schedule that Losurdo would be a favorite for the track championship.

In the car’s maiden voyage, he visited victory lane in the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series May Meltdown at the Evans Mills Speedway.

Following another top five finish in the Classic, the team returned to Evans Mills victory lane as Anthony was also able to dominate the series’ Fall Brawl 50, starting and finishing his season with victories in the North Country and putting the exclamation point on what was truly an incredible year.

“Winning an SBS track championship was a dream come true,” Losurdo said. “It was the only thing on all of our minds when we decided to build the team in the offseason and it hung with us all summer long. I owe it all to Mark Castiglia, my Dad, Dan and Stu. That’s one hell of a team right there and I couldn’t have done it without them or our great sponsors Castiglia Lawncare, JP Jewelers, CH Sealants, Cam’s Pizzeria, Vapor J’s, Stephen Gioia’s Farmer Insurance, and FFB Race Chassis.”

Not only was Losurdo declared champion, he also became the youngest SBS titleist in speedway history and was a mere four months too old to surpass Doug Heveron as youngest overall champion. Heveron won the 1981 Supermodified track championship at just 20 years and five months old, while Anthony did so at 20 years and nine months old. Losurdo described just being in that company as an “unbelievable honor.”

Ahead of the 2019 season, the Missile Motorsports No. 1 has again been registered for action in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division with Losurdo anticipated to do the driving, but fans will also notice Losurdo’s name listed under the current registrations for Oswego’s new 350 Supermodified class.

Just last month, Castiglia finalized a deal with Oswego Speedway to purchase the prototype 350 Supermodified that was driven by Pat Lavery back in 2017. The car also saw action with Lavery as the former Double Deuce Racing No. 22, before most recently seeing big block competition with former NASCAR Whelen Modified champion Ron Silk.

As of right now, the plan is for Losurdo to compete in the 350 Super ranks full-time, something the accomplished speedway veteran says he and his team are “very excited” about moving forward.

“We’ve had a few pretty successful seasons in the SBS division and I’ve always wanted to move up, but could never quite afford to race a big block. This new class has given me and many others the opportunity to get in a Supermodified,” Losurdo explained. “We plan on racing every Oswego show, and depending on how the season goes, we have the Star Classic on our radar as well.”

Being a full-time competitor in the SBS ranks for five seasons, Losurdo believes his experience not only with a similar car and engine, but most importantly around the speedway itself, will certainly assist in the 350 Supermodified learning curve for 2019.

“I think coming from the SBS division will be a huge benefit for me,” Losurdo stated. “I’ve learned so much in the five years I raced full time in the SBS division and I’ve made thousands of laps around the Oswego Speedway. The car may be changing, but the track is staying the same. So, I definitely think that’ll be very beneficial.”

Looking ahead to what will certainly be an exciting experience for the lifelong Oswego fan, Losurdo made sure to reiterate his appreciation for Castiglia. He said, “Mark put this team together last winter with the small block cars and he has given us everything we’ve needed to be competitive. I can’t thank him enough. He’s made it so easy, and we’ve built a great friendship along the way.”

As of January 24, Losurdo joins Barry Kingsley, Dalton Doyle, and Greg O’Connor as former Small Block Super competitors who all plan to make the jump to 350 Supermodified competition this coming season.

Oswego Speedway’s 69th season of racing is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 25 with Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50 features for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus full programs for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers and the 350 Supermodifieds.

An Open Practice session for all 2019 divisions will commence one week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

Those wishing to renew Classic or season ticket packages for the year have until Saturday, May 1 to contact Paul Conzone at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

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

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

 

 

Smoke earns top-five finish at Hendry County to open 2019 sprint car season

Dates: Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2019
Event: Snow Free Winter Nationals
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Hendry County Motorsports Park (Clewiston, Fla.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 3rd (6th)
Saturday: Cancelled/Weather

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 28, 2019) - Despite the weekend being cut short due to Mother Nature, Tony Stewart successfully kicked off his 2019 winged sprint car campaign in the Sunshine State, joining the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour for the Snow Free Winter Nationals at Hendry (Fla.) Motorsports Park.

Smoke, a three-time winner with the national-level 360 sprint car series in 2018, finished third to kick off his 2019 season, advancing three positions after starting sixth on the feature grid.

“It definitely feels good to be back in a sprint car,” Tony Stewart explained, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car. “We have a lot of racing left this month. We were happy to make the trip to Hendry County to get some laps before we join the All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park next weekend.”

Wasting little time advancing his way through the feature field, Stewart climbed two positions at Hendry County before the completion of lap one. By lap 11, Smoke was in a heated battle for third, actually making accidental contact with Mark Smith during his battle for the podium spot. As a result, Smith was forced to go to the tail of the field after spinning to a stop; Smoke inherited the position.

Although forced to work on a narrow racing surface, the battle for the top two spots continued on, actually molding into a three-way, nose-to-tail chase for the lead during the final circuits. Despite his efforts, Smoke would settle for third behind Davie Franek and eventual winner, Danny Smith.

Up next on the schedule, Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing will continue their Florida venture with a visit to Bubba Raceway Park, joining the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for the annual Winter Nationals. The three-day, All Star segment of the Winter Nationals will begin on Thursday, January 31.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart 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 January 28, 2019)
Total Races: 1
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 1
Total Top-10s: 1

 

 

Rico Abreu opens 2019 sprint car season with podium finish at Stockton Dirt Track

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 Event: $2,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car Event at Stockton Dirt Track Series: Open Event Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (3rd)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (January 28, 2019) - Rico Abreu’s 2019 sprint car season is officially underway, kicking things off with 360 sprint car competition at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, California.

Certainly no stranger to the Stockton Dirt Track, Abreu, aboard his Rico Abreu Racing/Curb Agajanian/Abreu Vineyards/Lucas Oil/Curb Records/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, finished second during the $2,000-to-win afternoon special, climbing ahead one position on a narrow, but quick 4/10-mile clay oval.

“It was nice to get back in a sprint car,” Rico Abreu said, who won the Gary Patterson Tribute at Stockton to conclude his 2018 season. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication. Obviously, we ended last season on a pretty solid note. It was nice to continue that momentum this weekend. We have a few weeks off before we race again, but we’ll be ready to go.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing/Curb Agajanian will enter the bulk of their 2019 campaign fresh off of a competitive season in 2018. The St. Helena, Calif., native earned five victories last year, three of which taking shape in his home state of California. Perhaps Abreu’s most memorable moment in 2018 took shape in Pevely, Mo., when the pilot of the familiar No. 24 took out the Outlaws for a $20,000 top prize during the annual Ironman 55. It was Abreu’s second consecutive Ironman 55 title.

Updates regarding Rico Abreu’s 2019 schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via all respective social media channels; Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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 January 28, 2019) Total Races: 1 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 1 Total Top-10s: 1 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

BRANDEIS SIGNS ON TO SPONSOR THE MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES

Haubstadt, IN - Jan. 26, 2019 - The Midwest Sprint Car Series announced today that a sponsorship deal has been finalized that will provide the series with a major sponsor for the 2019 season.

The series will now be referred to as the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series. Brandeis Machinery sells, services, and rents mining and construction equipment, products, and services. This full service equipment dealer has been in business since 1908.

The Corporate headquarters for Brandeis is located on Watterson Trail in Louisville, KY. There are currently eight locations across Indiana and Kentucky. The Indiana locations are in Evansville, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne. In Kentucky the Brandeis locations are at Corbin, Lexington, Paducah, Stanville, and Louisville.

This seasonā€™s first Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series 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 will pay $5,000 to win.

Brandeis will continue in its role as the presenting sponsor for the series all season. The 2019 schedule has 20 sanctioned non-wing sprint car races in the offering. Brandeis will have and enjoy a presence as the activity unfolds around each speedway and concludes with the victory lane ceremony.

The potential for a sponsorship opportunity with Brandeis came to light during the fall events closing out the 2018 season. Brandeis and MSCS share marketing territory across the region. It became evident as talks continued that Sprint Car racing was an extra exciting opportunity to promote their business.

As the owner of the series, Tom Helfrich stated: ā€œWe feel privileged and honored to have Brandeis Machinery as our presenting sponsor in 2019. This gives us the opportunity to pay a better point fund to our loyal drivers and also add credibility to our sport by having Brandeis on board.ā€

The Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series will be entering itā€™s 19th consecutive year of operation. This time though the series will have a major sponsor. Additional benefits resulting from this offer will be announced prior to the season or as they become available for release. Visit www.brandeismachinery.com or www.mscssprints.com to find relative information and timely updates.

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

 

 

2019 UMSS SCHEDULES: STRONGEST YET FOR TRADITIONALS AND NEW WING PROGRAM DEBUTS WITH 15 EVENTS

Harris, Minnesota

1/26/19 - With great excitement, the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) announces its 2019 traditional and wing schedules that will see the UMSS invade 9 different facilities for 29 nights of racing with our brand of sustainability, affordability and accessibility. "We look forward to our 11th season of sprint car racing in 2019," long-time Series Director Shawn Cimfl stated. Based on the strength of our relationship with tracks and promotors, the UMSS put together a strong 2019 season for our teams, tracks and fans. Once again, Cedar Lake Speedway (CLS) will be the cornerstone for both series in 2019 with 16 events for the traditionals and 9 for the wings. The legendary facility located in New Richmond, Wisconsin, will celebrate 62 years in business this year. The traditional season will start at CLS April 6th and the Legendary Opener scheduled for April 11, 12 and 13 will get the season started with a bang. Other marquee events for the traditionals at CLS include the WoO weekend, the second annual two-day Traditional Challenge, Richert Memorial, and the Legendary 100. The traditionals will once again be part of the CLS Dash Series. The wings will bookend their season at CLS in 2019 opening their season May 18th and ending the season September 12th at the Legendary 100. In between, the wings are included in both nights of the WoO and Traditional Challenge weekends as well as four other dates. Memorial Day Weekend brings traditions for many and that is no different for the UMSS. Once again the series will visit Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday, May 25th and Eagle Valley Speedway on Sunday, May 26th. Both the traditionals and wings will be in action during the weekend. Other highlights include the annual Northern Tour that includes a trio of tracks in 2019 and includes both the traditionals and the wings. For the second year in a row, the weekend starts Friday, June 21st at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin. The weekend continues at Hibbing Raceway Saturday, June 22nd for the Rene Hughes Memorial, and concludes Sunday, June 23rd at Proctor Speedway. The Northern Renegades will join the UMSS the entire weekend. In addition, Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin returns to the schedule in 2019 with an event on Friday, July 19th for both the traditionals and wings. The UMSS is still working with a couple of tracks to book shows on these TBD dates: May 31st/June 1st, June 28th, July 26th and Labor Day weekend. A new, high-profile weekend of racing at two new facilities for the traditionals has been confirmed, but the exact date is yet to be determined. Also, the wings will have one additional show at CLS with that date still to be determined. With a new wing program, new faces and new facilities, the 2019 UMSS season promises to be very exciting. To see the complete schedule and keep up with the UMSS, go to to our website at www.umsprints.com or join us on Facebook. Proud to support sustainable sprint car racing

 

 

Attica to hand out over $600,000 in 2019 features

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will hand out over $600,000 in feature prize money in 2019 over 22 events as “Ohio’s Finest Racing kicks off its 32nd season of racing on Friday, March 22.

“There’s something special each night we race, offering more money throughout the year to help teams continue to provide the excellent entertainment Attica is known for,” said Rex LeJeune, ARP Director of Operations.

Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion sprints are scheduled to make six appearances at Attica Raceway Park in 2019. It begins with the two-day traditional Core & Main Spring Nationals Friday and Saturday April 19 and 20. The All Stars come back to Attica Friday, May 24 and kick off the traditional Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Attica on Friday, June 14. The All Stars wrap up Attica’s Season with the Attica Ambush Kasey Kahne Foundation Dirt Classic Ohio Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31.

The newly formed All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the 410 sprints will have nine events at Attica in 2019 with four of those paying $4,000 to win; three of those thanks to Spanky’s Pizza of Carey, Ohio. Those dates will be held May 3, May 17, June 7 and July 26. The KS Sales and Service AFCS for the 305 sprints have 7 events at Attica this coming season with three of those paying $1,000 to win on May 17, July 12 and Aug. 16. The 305 sprints will also run for $1,000 to win on May 10.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will head to Attica for the 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics on Tuesday, July 16 (rain date of July 17).

It’s not all about the sprint cars in 2019 at Attica as the UMP late models have several big events planned including the traditional mini-series with Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio and Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. The American Ethanol Series visits Attica on Friday, May 10 for a $4,000 to win event. There are also pair of $2,000 to win, $200 to start events on June 14 and August 30.

“Last year we had nearly 50 cars show up for the American Ethanol Series event and we are really pleased with how the series with Wayne County and Oakshade have gone,” LeJeune said.

LeJeune noted for the first three weeks of the racing season at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant, there are rain dates for Saturday and, if needed, gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

“Thanks to all our great marketing partners who have billboards, night sponsorship, point fund contributions and more we have another fantastic schedule for 2019. We have had a huge response from area businesses to partner with this year and that helps us put together exciting shows. We continue to be blessed with great fans, race teams and a dedicated staff,” said John Bores, Attica Raceway Park Promoter.

“We also want to thank Callies Performance Products of Fostoria for being the 410 division sponsor, Summit Racing Equipment for being the late model division sponsor and Fremont Fence Company for coming back as the 305 sprint division sponsor,” added LeJeune.

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

Attica Raceway Park 2019 Schedule

Friday, March 22 – Construction Equipment & Supply/Advanced Drainage Systems Night – 410 sprints; UMP late models, 305 sprints (Rain Date of Saturday, March 23)

Friday, March 29 – Fisher Performance Night – 410 sprints; UMP late models; 305 sprints (Rain Date of Saturday, March 30)

Friday, April 5 – UBS Financial Services/Murphy Tractor Night – 410 sprints, UMP late models, 305 sprints (rain date Saturday, April 6)

Friday, April 12 – True Alpha Wealth Management Night – AFCS 410 sprints, Attica/Wayne County Late Model Series, AFCS 305 sprints

Friday, April 19 – Core & Main Spring Nationals – All Star Sprints, UMP late models

Saturday, April 20 – Core & Main Spring Nationals – All Star Sprints, 305 sprints

Friday, April 26 – Craig Miller Trucking Night – 410 sprints, UMP late models, 305 sprints (rain date if both April 19 and 20 are rained out)

Friday, May 3 – The Adkins Group/AmeriGas Night AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), Attica/Oakshade Late Model Series, 305 sprints

Friday, May 10 – Stillwater Metal/Bazell Fuel Night – American Ethanol Late Model Series ( $4,000 to win), 305 sprint ($1,000 to win), trucks

Friday, May 17 – Eric Phillips 31th Anniversary Classic – American Powersports of Findlay and Sandusky Night – AFCS 410 Sprints ($4,000 to win), Attica/Wayne Count Late Model Series, AFCS 305 sprints ($1,000 to win presented by Gressman Powersports)

Friday, May 24 – Foster Auto Body/Steinle Chevrolet Buick in Clyde Night – All Star sprints, UMP late models, 305 sprints

Friday, June 7 – Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor/Gordon Lumber Mid-Season Championship – AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), AFCS 305 sprints (double points), trucks

Friday, June 14 – Kistler Engines/Ohio CAT/Ferguson Waterworks Night – All Stars Ohio Sprint Speedweek, UMP Late Models ($2,000 to win, double points)

Friday, June 28 – Kears Speed Shop/Carpenter’s Union Local 744 Night – AFCS 410 Sprints, Attica/Oakshade Late Model Series, 305 sprints

Friday, July 5 – Burns Electric/Sutton Bank Fan Appreciation Night – AFCS 410 sprints, UMP late models, AFCS 305 Sprints, $10 general admission, open pit/meet the teams, $1 hot dogs

Friday, July 12 – Croghan Colonial Bank/Smith Family Foods Night – AFCS 410 sprints, AFCS 305 sprints ($1,000 to win), trucks, vintage cars

Tuesday, July 16 – World of Outlaws Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics (rain date Wednesday, July 17)

Friday, July 26– Morgan Stanley/UUI Night – AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), Attica/Wayne County late model series, AFCS 305 sprints

Fridays, Aug. 2 and 9 – No Racing due to Attica Fair

Friday, Aug. 16 – Columbus Equipment/Central Ohio Farmers Night – AFCS 410 sprints, Attica/Oakshade late model series, AFCS 305 sprints ($1,000 to win presented by Griff’s Engines)

Friday, Aug. 23 – Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night – 410 sprints, 305 sprints (double points for each division); trucks

Friday, Aug. 30 – Baumann Auto Group Night, All Star Sprints for the Dirt Classic Ohio, UMP late models, season championship, double points ($2,000 to win)

Saturday, Aug. 31 – All Pro Aluminum Heads Night, All Star Sprints for Dirt Classic Ohio, 305 sprints

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:45 p.m. on Friday regular events; Saturday rain date events gates open at 3 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

 

 

Sprints On Dirt

Fort Wayne, IN (January 25, 2019) – Jody Prince has been named Sprints On Dirt Media Director and Official Photographer for all SOD races in 2019.

For several years, Prince has been making a name for himself in racing photography, exhibiting the touch it takes to capture those special moments in the sport.

Prince said: “Since June 2016, I’ve had the pleasure of being the official photographer for Baer Field Motorsports Park. Thanks to Dave and Jody Muzzillo’s continuing support I will be taking the next step in my career and traveling with their newly acquired series Sprints On Dirt. I am very excited for this transition and also look forward to working with SOD and all the teams.”

John Naida, SOD Director of Operations, said: “SOD is very fortunate to have Jody join us. His work speaks for itself and he will do a great job with our strong media presence and taking it to a new level for our competitors, marketing partners, fans, and promoters.”

Check out the Jody Prince Photography Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/jodyprincephoto/. Get all the latest SOD news at www.sprintsondirt/ and the SOD Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt/.

 

 

ANDY JANKOWIAK TOPS THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET TIME TRIAL CHARTS IN THREE THURSDAY PRACTICES, LOU CICCONI AND RYAN FLORES ALSO QUICK; JARED SILFEE OUTRUNS SLINGSHOTS, MIKE PERRY BEST IN CHAMP KART PRACTICE THURSDAY NIGHT IN AC BROADWALK HALL ACTION

RACING ACTION INDOORS BOARDWALK HALL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 24, 2019 . . . Andy Jankowiak of North Tonawanda, NY showed himself as the man to beat this weekend in Boardwalk Hall as the upstate New Yorker drove a homebuilt Three Quarter (TQ) Midget to quickest time Thursday night in three of the five timed practice sessions. Jankowiak’s first session time of 7.964 was quickest overall among the 52 drivers who practiced. Lou Cicconi, Aston, PA and Ryan Flores, Troutman, NC were quickest in one session each.

Cicconi is a two time past winner of the Gambler’s Classic, and Flores is defending champion of the prestigious race that will be run Saturday night as the climactic event of NAPA KNOW HOW Weekend in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Jankowiak is an Atlantic City TQ feature winner, in 2015, but that win was in a Friday preliminary night event.

Jared Silfee of Saylorsburg, PA ran a 10.149 lap to set the standard over the five Slingshot practices while Mike Perry of Dighton, MA’s 9.617 lap was quickest in the five Champ Kart practices.

One TQ driver who did not run any laps Thursday night was Scott Kreutter of Buffalo, NY, a perennial Gambler’s Classic contender and 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series race winner in Allentown, PA. Kreutter’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy, Wednesday. Kreutter will make the decision to race or not race Friday morning. If he stays home, the ride in the Trey Hoddick-owned TQ Midget will be taken by Matt Farnham, who practiced the car Thursday and was among the top ten fastest TQ drivers.

Tonight, Friday, the three classes after running time trials will compete in a series of heat races that will help determine the eligible drivers for Saturday night’s feature races. The TQs will first to go to post in a Non-Qualifiers race, followed by Slingshot and Champ Kart Qualifying heats.

The biggest races on Friday are the four 20-lap TQ Midget heat races, traditionally action-packed affairs. Often these races are predictors of the Saturday night main event, the TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for Friday night’s racing.

On Saturday, following Slingshot and Champ Kart B Mains in the afternoon, doors open at 5:00 PM for the final qualifying races that will set the starting lineups for the three features. Champ Karts and Slingshots each run 20-lap features before the headline 17th running of the TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic. Cale Ross and Brett Bieber are defending Kart and Slingshot Boardwalk Hall race winners.

The Classic, run over 40 laps, was won last year by Ryan Flores. In the six runnings before Flores won last year, Erick Rudolph and Anthony Sesely each won the Big One three times.

Tickets for both Friday and Saturday night’s Indoor Auto Racing Series NAPA KNOW HOW Weekend are available from the Boardwalk Hall box office in Atlantic City.

 

 

Champion Announces New Pro-Series Racing Karting Oil

Champion, a globally recognized industry leader in specialty and racing lubricants, announced today a new full synthetic 4-stroke 0W-20 racing motor oil for Professional Series Karting. Now available in gallons - Part # 4560N/4 (Case part number

http://www.championbrands.com/SpecSheet/4560%20Karting%20Oil%200W-20%20Data%20Sheet%20-s.pdf

The Champion Professional Series Karting Oil is a full synthetic 4-stroke 0W-20 motor oil proven to provide more horsepower and torque than leading brands of karting oil. These benefits are directly linked to Champion’s premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry including high levels of zinc and phosphorus.

In addition, the Champion Karting Oil is specially formulated for competition 4 stroke engines utilizing exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases the foot-pounds of torque in most engines.

The full synthetic formula provides lower coefficient of friction than conventional or synthetic blend motor oils. Plus offers film strength and viscosity stability of thicker mono-grades at higher temperatures with less drag, provides upper cylinder anti-wear protection, and reduces operating temperature in

4 stroke competition engines

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion Brands, LLC produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, racing, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Lubricants contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-885-8151. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://championbrands.com

 

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY CONFIRMS 2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 The 66th Season Opens Saturday, April 27 with Late Models, Sprints, Modifieds and Stocks

ROSSBURG, Ohio (January 22, 2019) – Eldora Speedway officials have released the final 2019 schedule of events. A total of 21 spectator events spanning the 22 weeks from the final Saturday nights of April and September comprise the 66th consecutive season of racing at the high-banked half-mile clay oval in northwest Darke County.

Among the highlights are a giant four division season opener on Saturday, April 27 with $5,000-to-win for the Sunoco Late Models, the K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprint Invaders, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars. The Sunoco Late Model division will also race for $5,000-to-win on the traditional holiday Sunday events: the Johnny Appleseed Classic on Memorial Day Weekend and the Baltes Classic on Labor Day Weekend.

The popular #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend, featuring both the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Sprint Cars and the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, returns Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11. The winged and non-winged worlds mix again at the 38th running of the 4-Crown Nationals Weekend in Eldora’s season finale on September 27 and 28.

The first $8 Family FIREWORKS Night gets a jolt of speed on May 18 when the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders makes their second of three stops in 2019. The winged 360 c.i. sprint cars join the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks prior to a spectacular fireworks extravaganza. The NRA group also returns the next Sunday to be part of the Johnny Appleseed Classic.

One week after the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream, sprint car racing returns when the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 brings Round #2 of Ohio Sprint Speedweek to Eldora on Saturday, June 15. Eldora will once again play host to the ASCoC championship event, as part of the 4-Crown Nationals, on Saturday, September 28.

Eldora’s second $8 Family FIREWORKS Night slated for on Saturday, August 3, will cap off activities surrounding the Eldora Dirt Derby. With the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds and “The 127 Yard Sale – The World’s Longest Yard Sale” all taking place in short order beginning Wednesday, July 31, there will be something for everyone leading up to a fun-filled night of family fun, fireworks and racing featuring the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Eldora Stocks and Vores Compact Touring Series.

Tickets and campsites for Eldora’s previously announced marquee events renewed at record rates. Since made available in December, the public’s appetite for dirt racing remains strong for the 25th running of the $125,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream on June 6-7-8, the 36th Kings Royal Weekend on July 18-19-20, the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby on a new day of Thursday, August 1, and the 49th World 100 on September 5-6-7.

The announced events will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 11 via www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling the box office at (937) 338-3815. Children aged 12 are still admitted free to all general admission and grass hillside festival seating areas with an adult.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora will host its 66th consecutive season of racing in 2019 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 25th running of the $125,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend; the 36th Annual Kings Royal Weekend paying over $100,000-to-win for the first-time; the Gander Outdoors Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s only race on dirt on Thursday, August 1st; the 49th Annual World 100 Weekend; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals in late September. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2019 season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social media channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has been viewed over 5.2-million times.

 

 

Rilat Ties Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Finish

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 25, 2019) - Travis Rilat was efficient throughout the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals last week.

Rilat and the BDS Motorsports team invaded the River Spirit Expo Center a week ago Monday for preliminary competition that featured more than 60 other competitors.

"We moved forward in our heat and picked up a victory in a qualifier so it set the stage for a solid event," he said. "When you're racing in an event like that with so many other drivers it's critical to move forward every time you hit the track."

Rilat advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race before he won a qualifier after starting on the outside of the front row. That ranked him ninth in overall points and garnered the ninth starting position for the main event.

"The top was the predominant lane so it made passing a little difficult," he said. "We were able to gain a couple of positions early and then got in line. In that position you don't want to force the issue and crash or scrub off a bunch of speed getting stuck in the slick part of the track so essentially you want to be in a position to take advantage of anyone's mistakes in front of you."

Rilat battled inside the top 10 throughout the 25-lap race before finishing seventh, which was his career-best result during a Chili Bowl preliminary night.

The strong run during the opening night of action set Rilat up in the 11 th starting position in a B Main on Saturday. He quickly moved into the top 10 and ran ninth for much of the race, battling only two spots out of a transfer position into the main event. However, a late restart cost him a few positions and he finished 13th, tying his career-best result set in 2008.

"We moved forward in almost every race we were in during the Chili Bowl," he said. "It's an event I've only run a handful of times so to make a B Main, especially given that there were 350 drivers competing, is an accomplishment. I want to thank Bryan Sundby and everyone with BDS Motorsports for the opportunity. This year was our second time racing the event together and we made a huge improvement so I'm looking forward to seeing that progress continue in future races."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 14 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (9).

Jan. 19 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 13 (11).

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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"We are excited to have MDS Boring & Drilling as part of the team," Rilat said. "I look forward to visiting Victory Lane several times this year with MDS Boring & Drilling."

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Captures First Career International Win During Quick Trip to Australia

Inside Line Promotions - WARRNAMBOOL, Victoria, Australia (Jan. 25, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi earned his first career international victory during only his second race in Australia earlier this month.

Scelzi, who was driving for Domain Ramsey and Bernie Stuebgen with help from Dave Dickson, competed in five races at four tracks during a nine-day span. The action was highlighted by Scelzi's trip to Victory Lane in the Presidents Cup on Jan. 16 at Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria.

Scelzi set quick time during qualifying and advanced from 10th to sixth place in the first round of heats before winning his second heat race from the pole. He lined up on the outside of the front row for the A Main and took advantage.

"It was a really narrow race track," he said. "I was running the top and James McFadden was on the bottom. He took the lead early and got away from me in traffic before we had a yellow with 13 laps to go. I rode off his right rear for a few laps and then cleared him with about 10 to go.

"The best drivers in Australia were there with McFadden, Kerry Madsen, Jamie Veal and others. It was cool to roll into a track where I'd never been before and win. It's rare to have a night that goes that well, especially your first time at a track."

The win came on the heels of a solid finish during his first race, which was Jan. 12 at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway in Bungador, Victoria, during the Allstars Challenge. Scelzi timed in 26th quickest, advanced from ninth to third place in the first heat race and he won the second heat race. He then powered from ninth to second in the main event. Unfortunately, the team was disqualified for not going to the scales.

Following the win four days later Scelzi began the second half of his trip on Jan. 17 during the Kings Challenge at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia. He qualified third quickest and finished third in a pair of heat races to line up on the inside of the third row for the main event. However, Mother Nature intervened and the race was rained out.

The trip concluded last weekend at the 47th annual Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, which was hosted by Premier Speedway. Scelzi timed in sixth quickest during his preliminary night on Saturday. A runner-up result in the first heat race was nulled for an issue at the scales. Scelzi rebounded by charging from 10th to win his second heat race before a fourth-place run in the B Main garnered a transfer into the back of the main event. He capped the night by rallying from 24th to an eighth-place finish.

"The biggest thing I noticed about the trip was how much support I got from the fans," he said. "The night I ran eighth - nobody really cares in the U.S. when you finish eighth - I had people lined up after the races. People wanted to take pictures at restaurants. The support was unbelievable. It was great to have that much support behind us."

The event wrapped up on Sunday with Scelzi being caught up in a crash while he was leading the C Main when another competitor spun in front of him. He restarted from the back of the field and ended ninth.

"I want to thank Domain Ramsey, Bernie Stuebgen and Dave Dickson as well as everyone who helped," he said. "It was a memorable trip and I'm grateful for the experience."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway in Bungador, Victoria, Australia - Qualifying: 26; Heat race #1: 3 (9); Heat race #2: 1 (2); Feature: DQ (9).

Jan. 16 - Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia - Qualifying: 1; Heat race #1: 6 (10); Heat race #2: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

Jan. 17 - Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 3; Heat race #1: 3 (3); Heat race #2: 3 (10); Feature: RAINED OUT (5).

Jan. 19 - Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - Qualifying: 6; Heat race #1: DQ (3); Heat race #2: 1 (10); B Main: 4 (6); Feature: 8 (24).

Jan. 20 - Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - Heat race: DNS (5); C Main: 9 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 - Indy Race Parts

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"Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen have become really close friends since I've gotten to know them," Scelzi said. "They've always given me a fast race car and it's been a lot of fun driving for their team. I really appreciate the opportunity they've provided."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, 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, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

RACING ELECTRONICS CONTINUES AS "OFFICIAL RACING COMMUNICATIONS" OF SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES IN 2019; WILL PROVIDE EQUIPMENT FOR SERIES OFFICIALS & 20 SWITCH GIVEAWAYS FOR "MFG NIGHTS"

January 24, 2019 (By Mike Leone)

(CONCORD, NC)...The RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is pleased to announce that Racing Electronics will once again be the "Official Racing Communications" of RUSH in 2019.

"We were pleased have Racing Electronics join the RUSH Racing Series as our 'Official Racing Communications' last year," stated RUSH Series director Vicki Emig. "I cannot' tell you how thrilled I was to know they would be increasing their support by providing all of our RUSH Series Officials with Racing Electronics equipment in 2019. They will also be contributing 20 SWITCH driver radios to our racers via our Manufacturers Night events."

Racing Electronics' newest product, SWITCH, provides benefits to both RUSH competitors and event attendees. SWITCH is the top-performing micro-receiver on the market, and its two programmable channels can be used by fans to listen to track public address announcers and race officials at RUSH events. Competitors will be able to utilize the device in the car to receive clearer communications from race control.

Racing Electronics will be located trackside at several 2019 events with SWITCH, as well as other popular communications equipment from its industry-leading line of radios, headsets and scanners.

"Racing Electronics is the undisputed leader in racing communications and we are thankful to have them support RUSH in this way," says Emig. "We're also excited to have Racing Electronics Dirt Track Specialist, Chris Michael, join us on our 2019 'Battle of the Bay' RUSH Late Model Touring Series kickoff swing to service our racers' communication needs."

Racing Electronics is the worldwide leader in motorsports communications technology and equipment for motorsports drivers, teams, series, venues, and fans, as well as the exclusive provider of FanVision technology to NASCAR and NHRA. Racing Electronics offers reliable, industry-tested equipment and best-in-class customer service throughout the motorsports industry. Founded in New Jersey in 1988, Racing Electronics has called Concord, N.C., home since 2005. For more information, visit www.racingelectronics.com.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, 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.

 

 

Skylar Gee To Compete Full Time With the All Star Circuit of Champions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- January 23, 2019- Canada’s Skylar Gee is increasing the horsepower under the hood of his Carlan Services No.99 full time this season. He is set to run the full All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, along with a few selected World of Outlaw events with Marty Breiten turning the wrenches. “We are super excited to run with the All Stars. I personally like the format, and we are looking forward to traveling to all the different tracks,” Gee said on the prospects of joining America’s Series.

2018 saw Skylar competing on the American Sprint Car Series National tour, where he finished 7thin series points. “We had a bit of a slow start to 2018. We kept working hard and picked up a bunch of speed throughout the season, eventually picking up a win in July. We finished off the season with numerous top 5’s but look to take our experiences in 2018 and have a better 2019,” Gee said.

Skylar looks to make the most of his 2019 season and continue to gain knowledge every time he hits the track. He will begin his season campaign with the World of Outlaws in Chico, California. “We are familiar with a few of the California race tracks and figured it would be a good start to the season to get some laps before we start racing with the All Stars,” Gee said.

Keep up to date with Skylar by following him on Twitter @SkylarGee99, Facebook @SkylarGeeRacing or by visiting his website at SkylarGee99.racing.

SPEED MEDIA-

Website: nataliesather.com

Twitter: @Speed_Media_

 

 

All Stars and Durrence Layne Dirt Late Models at Bubba Raceway Park Set for Speed Shift TV Pay-Per-View Broadcasts

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Jan. 23, 2019) - A pair of marquee winter events at Bubba Raceway Park will feature live video broadcasts via Speed Shift TV.

The season-opening tripleheader for the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions is Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the egg-shaped oval in Ocala, Fla. It marks Tony Stewart's fifth year of owning the series and while the three races don't count toward the overall points championship, the visit to Bubba Raceway Park always elicits a great car count featuring many of the top sprint car drivers in the country.

There have been six different winners in seven A Mains during the last three years with Donny Schatz the only driver to claim more than one win. Kraig Kinser, Kerry Madsen, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Sheldon Haudenschild have also captured All Star triumphs at Bubba Raceway Park during that span.

Speed Shift TV will return to the 3/8-mile track Feb. 28 through March 2 when the action showcases the Durrence Layne Dirt Late Models for an event culminating in a $10,000-to-win finale.

The Durrence Layne Street Stocks will also be on that weekend's card for the first time with qualifying and heat race competition set for March 1 prior to dash, B Main and main event action on March 2.

The sprint car weekend kicks off a busy month before the late model event wraps up the four-week Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park.

Each night of racing during both events will be live on Speed Shift TV with the pricing to be announced at a later date.

For a list of 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.

 

 

Champion Announces New Pro-Series Racing Karting Oil

Champion, a globally recognized industry leader in specialty and racing lubricants, announced today a new full synthetic 4-stroke 0W-20 racing motor oil for Professional Series Karting. Now available in gallons - Part # 4560N/4 (Case part number

http://www.championbrands.com/SpecSheet/4560%20Karting%20Oil%200W-20%20Data%20Sheet%20-s.pdf

The Champion Professional Series Karting Oil is a full synthetic 4-stroke 0W-20 motor oil proven to provide more horsepower and torque than leading brands of karting oil. These benefits are directly linked to Champion’s premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry including high levels of zinc and phosphorus.

In addition, the Champion Karting Oil is specially formulated for competition 4 stroke engines utilizing exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases the foot-pounds of torque in most engines.

The full synthetic formula provides lower coefficient of friction than conventional or synthetic blend motor oils. Plus offers film strength and viscosity stability of thicker mono-grades at higher temperatures with less drag, provides upper cylinder anti-wear protection, and reduces operating temperature in

4 stroke competition engines

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion Brands, LLC produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, racing, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Lubricants contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-885-8151. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://championbrands.com

 

 

Must See Racing Honors Top Performers At Annual Banquet

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing honored the top performers from its 2018 season during the annual Must See Racing Awards Banquet on Saturday in Coldwater, Mich., where Jimmy McCune was officially crowned champion for the fourth-straight year.

McCune put together another stellar season that included five wins in 12 Must See Racing events, locking up the title just by pulling in for the finale and securing the title by 100 points over nephew Anthony, who finished second for the second year in a row.

Virginia’s Anthony Linkenhoker was also honored as the 2018 Must See Racing Rookie of the Year after his 10th-place finish in the championship this season. Linkenhoker participated in seven of the 12 points-paying features run during the year, traveling eight hours or more to several events in the process.

Linkenhoker also made a classy gesture during the night, as after he was announced as the winner of the 50/50 drawing, he donated his winnings back to Wounded Warriors.

Among the myriad of recognitions handed out during the night were plaques for the MSR staff members and series sponsors – including Engine Pro, Fel Pro, American Racer, 1-800-RADIATOR and Rev-X Products – as well as more than $30,000 in points fund money, product certificates and other awards.

Trophies for the top 15 in series points were also handed out, along with 24'' by 36'' profile posters that commemorated each driver's place in the season standings.

Special awards handed out included: Driver of the Year (Jimmy McCune) Crew Chief of the Year (John Reiser) Young Gun Award (Bronzie Lawson IV) Fast Qualifier of the Year (Anthony McCune) Most Improved (Adam Biltz) Sportsmanship Award (Jerry Caryer) Hard Luck Award (Joe Speakman) Hard Charger Award (Charlie Schultz/Tom Jewell) Perseverance Award (Jeff Bloom) Car Owner of the Year (Gene Fogle)

“Simply stated, it's our drivers and teams, their contributions and their quality of character that has defined Must See Racing and that made 2018 a really fun year,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “This was arguably our best season yet. When you have first class teams and quality competition at top shelf race tracks, are backed by great sponsors and are racing on a safe, level and competitive playing field ... in a culture of cooperation and mutual respect; it doesn't get better than that."

“This has been a season that has been extremely rewarding, appreciated and valuable beyond measure for Must See Racing as a whole and we are so excited to continue that momentum into 2019,” Hanks added. “Congratulations to all our champions.”

 

 

NAPA KNOW HOW ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR RACING IS THIS WEEKEND! ENTRIES CONTINUE TO COME IN. WHO IS THE FAVORITE TO WIN??

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 22, 2019 . . . TQ (Three Quarter) Midget drivers and teams are continuing to file entries for the 17th Annual NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race, set for this Friday and Saturday January 25 and 26 inside the famed Boardwalk Hall.

At stake is the biggest prize the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels has to offer a victory in the prestigious Gambler’s Classic Saturday night.

Entries received just prior to deadline include those of Rob Schultz of Wayside, NJ, Bryan Narducci of Colchester, CT and Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA. With these late entries, the number has swelled to 60 drivers ready to compete for the Gambler’s Classic trophy.

Schultz races sparingly. He founded the company that makes the fueling systems NASCAR requires in each of its three national series. Formerly, he raced Modifieds at Wall Stadium. Narducci, a rising talent, finished a close second at Stafford Motor Speedway in the SK Lights championship and was impressive in his first Modified start. In the recent Daytona ARCA two day test, Narducci, who had never driven on a track larger than a 5/8ths mile speedway finished up 20th (of 43) on the speed charts. Montieth, a seven time and defending Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint champion, is highly regarded as the hardest of hard chargers wherever and in whatever he races.

But who is the betting favorite to win the event?

In the 16 past runnings of the Gambler’s Classic, just nine drivers have stood tall in the winners’ circle. Ransomville, N.Y.’s Erick Rudolph (2017, 2015, 2012), and Matawan, N.J.’s Anthony Sesely (2016, 2014, 2013) each won the Classic three times. Joey Payne (2007, 2004) of Fairlawn, NJ, Lou Cicconi, Jr., (2010, 2006) of Aston, PA, and the late Ted Christopher (2011, 2009) of Planville, Conn. are two time Gambler’s Classic winners. Andy Mackereth, (2003) of Mississauga, ON, Jeff Heotzler (2005) of Wallkill, NY, Mike Tidaback (2008) of Brick, NJ, and defending winner Flores (2018) of Troutman, NC are one time victors.

Ryan Flores is the defending race winner, current series point’s leader and the most recent winner on the series after picking up the Saturday, January 5 victory at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA. All of those stats would make him a likely favorite to win, however winning back to back in Atlantic City, has only ever been done once by Anthony Sesely in 2013 and 2014. Making a repeat victory possible, but based on past results, not likely.

If recent history holds true, three time winner Erick Rudolph may be the one to prevent Flores from repeating. Rudolph will look to continue his trend of visiting victory lane every other year, winning the event most recently in 2015 and 2017. Will 2019 mark the third straight odd year for a Rudolph victory?

Sesely, who has returned to the seat of his Hyper 600 Micro Sprint, will look to win an unmatched fourth Gambler’s Classic. Other past winners, Lou Cicconi and Joey Payne, are entered in the event as teammates in identically prepared bright yellow and orange No. 75s owned by Cicconi. Both drivers will be looking to match Sesely and Rudolph with three victories.

How about a first time winner? 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series Champion, Justin Bonsignore, Scott Kreutter and Matt Janisch would lead the list of contenders looking to break through and win their first Gambler’s Classic.

Bonsignore of Holtsville, NY, won the Indoor series opener in 2018 at the PPL Center in Allentown to kick off a remarkable season which ended with him being crowned the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion. Bonsignore has come close and is always a contender when the checkered flag falls in Atlantic City, will this year be the year his name is written on the big check?

Kreutter of Buffalo, N.Y., as of Monday evening, was planning on attending the race. Kreutter, an expectant father, has been encouraged by his wife to race after her most recent visit to her obstetrician. Kreutter, a past Indoor Auto Racing Series feature winner inside PPL Center in Allentown, PA, finished second to Flores in the most recent series event at that same location in early January.

Janisch, fresh off his first series victory on Friday night in Allentown, after many runner-up and podium finishes will be a contender to score his first Gambler’s Classic victory.

Other contenders would include Albany Indoor Race winners Andy Jankowiak and Anthony Payne. A Gambler’s Classic victory would be a dream come true for Jankowiak, who has won a Friday night preliminary event. Payne, who shocked the field with a last to first drive in Albany, would join his father Joey as an event winner.

One confirmed driver change has Midwesterner Billy Wease taking over the seat of the No. 711 TQ owned by Mike Iles.

Champ Karts and Slingshots will serve as the two support classes.

The Friday, Jan. 25 schedule calls for TQ Midgets to run in four 20-lap A-Main Qualifiers, with the winner of each event securing a spot in Saturday’s A-Main. Champ Kart and Slingshot qualifying is also on the Friday agenda. A special TQ Midget Non-Qualifiers race has been added to the Friday night schedule, open to 18 drivers who competed in and failed to qualify for both night’s features at the Allentown event held January 4 and 5. The winner of this event will guarantee themselves a spot in the Gambler’s classic.

The 40 lap Gambler’s Classic feature is the weekend highlight on Saturday and will conclude the NAPA Know How racing weekend. Preceding the event on Saturday will be a round of heat races, B-Mains and a dash for the TQ Midgets. Champ Karts and Slingshots return to run their feature races Saturday night as well.

Race fans who have purchased lower level reserved tickets in Boardwalk Hall will have the opportunity to visit the drivers and cars up close during in Saturday’s Fan Fest, which takes place immediately before the start of the night of competition with doors opening at 5pm.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily and the day of the events at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Other information is available by calling the series office during regular working hours at 609-888-3618.

Following Atlantic City, the series will conclude inside the all-new New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY on March 8-9. Those tickets will go on sale at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 29th.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Parr Family First

Despite his dad Adrian having raced for over two decades, a qualification into a Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic-deciding feature race is something that had never before been achieved by a member of the Parr family – until last weekend that is, when Brayden Parr managed to accomplish the feat.

Having been considered the toughest and most prestigious race on the Australian speedway calendar since its inception almost half a century ago, the Grand Annual Classic is an event that attracts the best in the business to the high banks of Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway each season.

With such a formidable field of drivers always in attendance, simply being able to make the feature race is an achievement in itself, but one that is evidently not so easy to attain. So when the 20-year-old racer won Sunday night’s B main to secure his transfer spot into the feature race during what was only his second ever attempt at the event, the entire Parr family had much to be proud of.

“Knowing how difficult it is to qualify for the feature race with over 100 of the country’s top drivers all trying to secure a spot, we couldn’t be happier that we were able to pull it off,”expressed Parr, who went on to experience a heartbreaking DNF just 10 laps into the race due to a crash aboard the Clint Baker-ownedVic # 77 Compass Powder Coating & Metalworx / TriTech Lubricants supported Triple X car.

“Even though the race didn’t go according as planned and we crashed out, we were thrilled just to be a part of it and it’s a big confidence boost heading into the rest of the season.”

Showing tremendous speed throughout his Grand Annual Classic campaign, the Eden Park, Vic-based driver got his night underway in encouraging fashion during Saturday night’s qualifying, timing fourth in his time trial group, placing second in his opening heat race and moving forward eight positions in heat-race two to come home in third.

This put him out of position four for the 30-lap preliminary feature race, which unfortunately turned out to be a preview of what was to come, with Parr experiencing a crash just 11 laps in and sustaining significant damage to the car.

After a herculean effort from the team to fix the machine, Parr returned to the track on Sunday night where he collected a seventh-place finish in his final heat race, before qualifying on pole for the B main and leading the race from start to finish to cement his place in the Grand Annual Classic-deciding feature race.

Currently sitting third in the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings, Parr’s next event will be the eighth series round at Hamilton’s Western Speedway on February 16.

Parr would like to thank Warrnambool Crane Hire and Big Jocks Enterprises for coming on board to support him during the Grand Annual Classic, along with his 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.

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

 

 

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports Relocating to Midwest for Run at Knoxville Championship

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Jan. 23, 2019) - Trey Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports are shifting directions this year.

The journey will take the team to the Midwest, where Starks will compete for the 410ci winged sprint car track championship at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the first time in his career. He will also tackle most sprint car races at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

"I'm excited for the opportunity," he said. "It will be some new guys to race against and that should diversify us as a team and me as a driver better. It will get us better prepared for the Knoxville Nationals, too, so that's another bonus. We've had some good runs in Pennsylvania and we want to do something different so we're going to give this a go. This also allows me to be home more working on the business I have."

Starks and his younger brother, Collin, operate T & C Concepts in their home state of Washington. The family business is growing and Trey Starks noted the importance of him being in the shop regularly, which will occur now that Gobrecht Motorsports will likely compete in 45-to-55 races rather than 70-plus events.

Team Co-Owner Jeff McCall said he is hopeful to run a handful of races in March and April prior to the Knoxville Raceway season opener on April 13.

"There's more we can do in Pennsylvania, but due to how much time and personnel we needed to commit to racing in Central Pennsylvania I felt that if we went to Knoxville it would give us more chance of a better goal to achieve," he added. "Knoxville is a premier track to try to win a championship at and I believe we have all of the pieces in place to be successful."

The team is renting a shop in Knoxville and has tabbed Jeff Woodruff, who has been a part of winning five championships at Knoxville Raceway, as the crew chief. Jared Holland will continue as the shop foreman in North Carolina, where race cars are currently being built.

"Consistency is the key," Woodruff said. "You have to be consistently fast and have your stuff together from the get-go. I think (Trey) is an up-and-comer. I'm really excited and really looking forward to this."

At the end of the day, the new challenge is one Starks and everyone at Gobrecht Motorsports is excited to tackle.

"It's a change in pace," Team Co-Owner Scott Gobrecht said. "It's always been a thing of Jeff's to run out there on a regular basis and have a shot at success at the Knoxville Nationals. I have some new irons in the fire. This seemed like a nice time to change. A lot of our sponsors are on board for this. Knoxville is such a high platform that it made it easy to have that conversation."

Following the season schedule at Knoxville Raceway and Jackson Motorplex the team will likely return to Central Pennsylvania for the final couple of months of the season before wrapping up the year at the World of Outlaws World Finals in November.

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 - Textron Off Road

Textron Off Road makes ATV's and side-by-sides that are Driven by the Bold. For work, hunt or recreation, you can rely on Textron Off Road to take you there. For more information, visit http://www.TextronOffRoad.com.

"Textron Off Road has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team as well as racing in general."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank 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.

 

 

Bernal and Swindell Motorsports Fast but Unlucky During Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 23, 2019) - The Swindell Motorsports No. 39 midget was in contention for several wins throughout the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals last week inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

Ryan Bernal produced a fourth-place finish in the Race of Champions last Tuesday when he made his first competitive laps in the race car.

Two days later the team returned to the bullring for preliminary competition, marking only the second time the car has been raced in an event without Kevin Swindell behind the wheel.

Bernal won a heat race from the pole before advancing from third to win a qualifier. That ranked him fifth in overall points out of more than 70 drivers, garnering the fifth starting position for the main event.

"All that went about as smooth as it could be," Swindell said. "You ask for those nights rather than trying to come from the back of those and ending in somebody's mess."

Cautions hampered Bernal throughout the event, erasing several positions gained as he was in a tight battle for a spot on the podium for most of the race.

"The original start where we cleared (Christopher) Bell and then it came back and Bell ends on the pole was big," Swindell noted. "There were at least three times we cleared one if not two cars. We were in the right circumstance so many times to run first or second. It just never got to see the light of day because of the way the race fell."

Bernal was running fourth on a late-race restart when he was spun from behind after the engine sputtered because of low fuel, relegating him to a 16th-place result after being unable to finish.

"We ran roughly double what it took (Sammy Swindell) to finish the night before," Swindell said. "That's just what it burned. They said we went like 90-something laps with yellow and green laps."

The speed continued to show on Saturday in a D Main as Bernal quickly maneuvered from fourth into the lead. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem kept him from finishing the race and ended the event early.

"Ryan did everything we asked," Swindell said. "It just didn't play out how we hoped."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 15 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Race of Champions: 4 (1).

Jan. 17 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 1 (3); Feature: 16 (5).

Jan. 19 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: DNF (4).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner Trucking has been an integral part of our program at the Chili Bowl for a long time," Swindell said. "We appreciate the support and partnership that John and his team bring to our program."

Swindell would also like to thank South Bay, Mike Curb and Curb Records, High Performance Lubricants, DKW Transport, Premier Truck Group, Rossie Feed & Grain, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Starting 2019 Season Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi kicks off his season early this year as one of his favorite tracks will host an event this weekend.

Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., has a 360ci winged sprint car show on tap Saturday. It's a track where Scelzi has four feature triumphs, including winning the 3rd annual Jimmy Sills Classic last year.

"I'm probably more excited than anybody," he said. "I like it because it's a little bit bigger of a track. Racing on the big tracks like I have the last few years helps. You have four different corners at Stockton. In turn one you almost have to cheat the entry if you're running the top. Turn two is sweeping until the exit and then it's real tight. The back straightaway is an important part of the track because there is a crest. A lot of guys get over it and lose momentum. You get into turn three and it's sweeping as well and has the most banking on the track and then turn four is flat. It's a very technical track. There is a lot to getting around that place and for whatever reason I've done a good job of it."

Scelzi is coming off his career-best season, winning six races and earning a bid into the Knoxville Nationals A Main by capturing his first career victory at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during the SPEED SPORT World Challenge. He is hopeful that momentum will carry over into 2019.

"I'm looking forward to knocking the rust off," he said. "We had a great year last year and really have had great seasons the last couple of years so I can't wait to get 2019 started."

Scelzi also recently announced he will spend part of his season racing for Roth Motorsports. However, he will be in his family owned No. 41 this Saturday.

"I'm grateful for the opportunities in both our family car and with Roth Motorsports this year and I anticipate a lot of success in both cars," he said. "I want to thank my family and our partners for the continued support as well as Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura and everyone at Roth for giving me a ride this year."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

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 - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would like to thank Roth Motorsports, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, 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, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY CONFIRMS 2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The 66th Season Opens Saturday, April 27 with Late Models, Sprints, Modifieds and Stocks

ROSSBURG, Ohio (January 22, 2019) – Eldora Speedway officials have released the final 2019 schedule of events. A total of 21 spectator events spanning the 22 weeks from the final Saturday nights of April and September comprise the 66th consecutive season of racing at the high-banked half-mile clay oval in northwest Darke County.

Among the highlights are a giant four division season opener on Saturday, April 27 with $5,000-to-win for the Sunoco Late Models, the K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprint Invaders, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars. The Sunoco Late Model division will also race for $5,000-to-win on the traditional holiday Sunday events: the Johnny Appleseed Classic on Memorial Day Weekend and the Baltes Classic on Labor Day Weekend.

The popular #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend, featuring both the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Sprint Cars and the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, returns Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11. The winged and non-winged worlds mix again at the 38th running of the 4-Crown Nationals Weekend in Eldora’s season finale on September 27 and 28.

The first $8 Family FIREWORKS Night gets a jolt of speed on May 18 when the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders makes their second of three stops in 2019. The winged 360 c.i. sprint cars join the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks prior to a spectacular fireworks extravaganza. The NRA group also returns the next Sunday to be part of the Johnny Appleseed Classic.

One week after the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream, sprint car racing returns when the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 brings Round #2 of Ohio Sprint Speedweek to Eldora on Saturday, June 15. Eldora will once again play host to the ASCoC championship event, as part of the 4-Crown Nationals, on Saturday, September 28.

Eldora’s second $8 Family FIREWORKS Night slated for on Saturday, August 3, will cap off activities surrounding the Eldora Dirt Derby. With the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds and “The 127 Yard Sale – The World’s Longest Yard Sale” all taking place in short order beginning Wednesday, July 31, there will be something for everyone leading up to a fun-filled night of family fun, fireworks and racing featuring the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Eldora Stocks and Vores Compact Touring Series.

Tickets and campsites for Eldora’s previously announced marquee events renewed at record rates. Since made available in December, the public’s appetite for dirt racing remains strong for the 25th running of the $125,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream on June 6-7-8, the 36th Kings Royal Weekend on July 18-19-20, the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby on a new day of Thursday, August 1, and the 49th World 100 on September 5-6-7.

The announced events will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 11 via www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling the box office at (937) 338-3815. Children aged 12 are still admitted free to all general admission and grass hillside festival seating areas with an adult.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora will host its 66th consecutive season of racing in 2019 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 25th running of the $125,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend; the 36th Annual Kings Royal Weekend paying over $100,000-to-win for the first-time; the Gander Outdoors Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s only race on dirt on Thursday, August 1st; the 49th Annual World 100 Weekend; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals in late September. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2019 season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social media channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has been viewed over 5.2-million times.

 

 

SYRACUSE INDOOR RACE TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 29TH FOR INAUGURAL EVENT ON MARCH 8TH AND 9TH

SYRACUSE, NY January 23, 2019 . . . Race tickets for the much anticipated Inaugural Syracuse Indoor Race, planned for Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019, at the all new New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY are going to go on sale on Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 AM.

The two days of TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot racing will be held in the new Exposition Center building, which has outstanding sight lines and LED lighting.

The Syracuse events will make up rounds 4 and 5 in the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels. Series champions will crowned on Saturday, March 9 following the conclusion of the TQ Midget feature.

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.

The Indoor Racing Series opened in early January at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. with two action packed events. This series moves to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall this weekend for the NAPA Know How sponsored events which includes the big Gambler’s Classic on Saturday night. The series than will conclude in Syracuse, N.Y. with two complete shows headlined by 40 lap TQ Midget features each night.

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.

 

 

Mallett Tackling ASCS National Tour for First Time in His Career

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (Jan. 22, 2019) - Jordon Mallett is excited to announce his newest adventure will lead him onto the road as a full-time competitor on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Mallett has won the last two national championships with the USCS Series and he swept the national title as well as the three USCS regional championships last year, setting the stage to continue his progression as a professional sprint car driver with the ASCS National Tour in 2019.

"First, I want to thank Pete and Sherri Walton and the USCS Series for all they've done and for helping me progress my ability," he said. "I got to run so many races. We had a really successful year in 2018 and swept their series and won more races than I've ever won. If I want to pursue this full time I need to keep moving so we're chasing the ASCS National Tour.

"I truly believe the biggest hurdle will be the financial side of it. The schedule mileage-wise and the race count is about the same as we've run, but there's more layover time. We'll be gone the first week of June through August. There's a lot to juggle. I've had to try to acquire a third engine. We're actively seeking more partners who want to team up with a successful team as it branches out to new tracks across the country."

This year will mark Mallett's eighth straight year in a 360ci winged sprint car and will be his first time traveling to Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Pennsylvania and a host of other states.

"Now I've got 30 new tracks I've never seen that everybody else has a notebook for and I don't," he said. "I'm trying to pick other people's brains and figure out what I need to know. I feel like the last two years I've really been able to have a lot of variation from the tiniest quarter miles to great, big half miles. Different regions have different track conditions. I hope we go to a bunch of racy places.

"My goal is to win the Rookie of the Year Award and I want to finish in the top 10 in the points. I think we can accomplish both goals."

Mallett will kick off his season this weekend when he will drive the Country Barn Babe sponsored No. 29 sprint car owned by Jeff and Nicole Oliver at Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla. The USCS Series races on Friday and Saturday will mark Mallett's first time competing at the track.

The ASCS National Tour season gets underway in March.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Water for Christ

Water for Christ was established from the joint passions of sharing the Gospel of Christ and supplying clean water to villages in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.WaterForChrist.com.

"Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water," Mallett said. "We're trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale."

Mallett would like to thank 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, Fuel Safe Systems, 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.

 

 

Lucas Oil Returns as Title Sponsor for the Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, NY – In a relationship that now has expanded to 11 consecutive years, Lucas Oil has returned to be the title sponsor for the Empire Super Sprints in 2019. The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will be celebrating it’s 36th Anniversary and having the Corona, California based lubricant company aboard once again lets it be known that there will be a good point fund awaiting the teams at the end of the season.

“We are so grateful that Lucas has chosen to back us each year after year,” noted ESS President, Chuck Miller, “They’re not just our title sponsor, but they have been family to us. Not only do they make our point fund very lucrative, but they also hand out a large supply of their top products to each team as well at the annual awards banquet. We can’t thank them enough.”

Last year Steve Poirier captured a record tying eighth ESS championship. A few seasons ago he surpassed Mike Woodring as the all-time winningest driver in ESS history and next year he will return in hopes to be the all-time Championship winning driver as well, toping Wooding in that feat as well.

There will be a strong list of challengers in hoping that the Quebec star doesn’t make history. Names such as Jason Barney, Matt Tanner, Billy VanInwegen, Chuck Hebing, Paul Kinney, Shawn Donath, Matt Billings, Jeff Cook, Chad Miller, Paulie Colagiovanni and others. Last year ESS paid a record $60,000 cash point fund with hopes in toping that for 2019.

This year’s schedule has 30 full point shows at some of the best dirt tracks in the Northeastern United States as well as Ontario and Quebec, Canada. All events will pay a minimum of $2,000 to win with many specials paying even more than that.

Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry.

Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. For all the latest information, please log on to https://lucasoil.com/

The tour kicks off on Friday night, April 19th at the Outlaw Speedway where the 25 lap A-Main will pay a cool $3,000 to win, and all winds up at Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 19th with another exciting $3,000 to win event.

Lucas Oil and the Empire Super Sprints, a pairing for 11 consecutive years producing some of the best 360 sprint car racing in two countries. Once again, it will be excitement guaranteed!

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

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

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, 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!!

 

 

NEW YORK'S RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY TO HOST A SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES EVENT ON JUNE 7; RUSH SPRINTS TO APPEAR SEPTEMBER 13

January 22, 2019 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Ransomville, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance will have two sanctioned events at New York's Ransomville Speedway in 2019. A Sweeney RUSH Late Model Weekly Series event will take place on Friday, June 7, while the RUSH Sprint Cars will make their first ever appearance on Friday, September 13 in a Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series event.

"No matter what the division, our racers always enjoy competing at different venues and we're appreciative Ransomville will give our Late Models and Sprint Cars the opportunity to compete at their facility in 2019," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Member racers in both divisions will be able to compete at Ransomville and accumulate points towards the Weekly Championships. RUSH rules of course will be in effect."

Ransomville is located 50 miles from Saturday night RUSH Late Model weekly-sanctioned Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY and 40 miles from Sunday night RUSH weekly-sanctioned Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. Ransomville will pay a purse similar to Genesee's weekly purse. The RUSH Late Models' last appearance at Ransomville was back on July 15, 2016 in a Touring Series event when Bryce Davis won the first ever Crate Late Model show contested at the historic track.

Three former Ransomville Street Stock drivers, Dave Stolzenberg, Austin Hauser and Ryan Hoolihan are expected entrants. Stolzenberg is a regular at Humberstone, while Hauser and Hoolihan will be new RUSH Late Model competitors in 2019. 2018 RUSH Late Model "Futures Cup" Champion, David Pangrazio, will be one of the favorites.

Last year, the New York tracks of Brewerton, Can-Am, Skyline, and Weedsport that don't host RUSH Late Models on a weekly basis, held RUSH-sanctioned events.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will appear at Ransomville as part of the three-night "Empire State Classic" that kicks off at Ransomville on September 13 followed by back-to-back events at Genesee on September 14-15. Each event will pay $800 to-win, $160 to-start. Last year, Chad Ruhlman swept both Genesee events over a 16-car field during the inaugural season part of the track's "Topless Nationals".

Ransomville Speedway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located at 2315 Braley Road, Ransomville, NY 14131. For information, check out their website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com, like them on Facebook by searching Ransomville Speedway or follow them on Twitter @Ransomville.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, Valley Fashions.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, 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.

 

 

Daniel Joining World of Outlaws to Start Season Following National 360 Rookie of the Year Award

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Jan. 22, 2019) - The 2018 season was mission accomplished for Mason Daniel, who moved to the Midwest and embarked upon a busy year of competing in 360ci winged sprint car competition.

Daniel won a pair of races and drove his way into the 360 Knoxville Nationals A Main, which were amazing feats that caught attention nationally. Last week Daniel was awarded the 2018 North American 360 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year as selected by a voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers.

"It was kind of unexpected," he said. "You never know if you're in the running for one of those things. They announced it at the Chili Bowl, but I didn't hear it. I got some text messages so I talked to Bob Baker from the Hall of Fame and he confirmed it. It's really something special and it means a lot to me. Looking at the names of the past drivers who captured it, it's pretty cool to have my name there with those drivers."

The prestigious award is extra validation as Daniel will make another move this year, this time stepping into the 410ci winged sprint car ranks on a regular basis. He made a pair of starts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series toward the end of last season, making the A Main with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' in only his second career race.

This year's action will begin later this month as Daniel ventures to Florida for the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala beginning Jan. 31.

Daniel will then race all five nights of the sprint car portion during the DIRTcar Nationals the ensuing week before making his 360ci winged sprint car season debut at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 14-16. Daniel will follow that by joining the World of Outlaws as the series heads toward the West Coast and his plan is to tackle all of the series' races through April before making a decision about the remainder of the season.

"If we can get up to speed and be competitive each night, we will stay as long as we can," he said. "Either way, we have a lot of great racing in the Midwest, tracks I love like Knoxville. With the Outlaws it's probably unrealistic for a rookie to get a win their first year, but we are not judging our program that way. We just want to be competitive and see where we stack up.

"I want to say yes I'll adapt quickly like we did in the 360. The biggest difference is the competition level. Now you're racing with the World of Outlaws. Those guys do this for a living and race 90 times a year. I'm the new guy on the scene. I need to prove I can race with them consistently and clean. It's going to be a fun challenge."

UP NEXT -

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

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 also like to thank Valley Pacific, Dillon Risk Management, 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.

 

 

 

Hagar Produces Career-Best Result During Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 22, 2019) - Derek Hagar took another leap forward in his limited midget racing career last week during the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

Hagar was one of 350 competitors inside the River Spirit Expo Center vying for the coveted Golden Driller. He opened the action last Tuesday by advancing from sixth to fourth place in a heat race during his preliminary night. Hagar then finished where he started - seventh - in a qualifier before rallying from sixth to third place in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.

"We got up to third in our heat and the guy behind us tried to spin us in turn three and he got by us," he said. "That put us on the outskirts of being in the inversion of the qualifier and we finished seventh. We made it through the B Main and we had a good car in the feature, but we got lapped early. Once that happened we were just out there trying to make laps. We drove up to 12th, but we were a lap down so those positions didn't count. We learned a lot of stuff and I felt confident in the car."

Hagar advanced his Hagar-Proctor Racing machine a trio of positions to finish 19th.

The event concluded on Saturday with Hagar charging from 12th to fourth in a D Main to transfer into the back of a C Main. He then powered from 19th to ninth, which marked his career-best finish at the event.

"We made a lot of changes shock-wise and setup-wise," he said. "You don't get to hot lap so we went out there and hoped it worked. We set in staging for 30 minutes and then they told us to get out of the car. They did real in-depth track work. The track was heavy and I had my doubts we'd even pass a car, but the changes we made to the car really helped and we drove up to fourth. Then running a C Main and passing 10 cars felt like a win to us. We have a 20-year old car and an outdated motor. We're really happy with the progress."

Hagar is set to kick off his sprint car season next month in Florida while driving for Witherspoon Racing. The team will compete Feb. 8-9 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Feb. 14-16 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 15 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 3 (6): Feature: 19 (22).

Jan. 19 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: 4 (12): C Main: 9 (19).

UP NEXT -

Feb. 8-9 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

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

 

 

Dover Enjoys Competing in First Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl in a Decade

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 22, 2019) - Jack Dover relished a couple of fresh experiences this month inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where he returned to micro sprint competition for the first time since 2009 and midget action for the first time since 2008.

"I want to thank Ben Zahm for letting me race his micro and Randy Washburn and C.J. Johnson for the opportunity at the Chili Bowl," he said. "I had a great time competing in both events."

Dover raced against more than 250 drivers in both the outlaw and non-wing outlaw divisions during the 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, which was Jan. 2-5. He placed fifth in a heat race and ninth in a C Main in the non-wing outlaw class, which he noted was more about seat time.

"Our goal all week was to focus on the winged car," he said. "We weren't as concerned with non-wing. It was more about getting laps."

That paid off as Dover powered from eighth to fifth place in winged outlaw heat race. An eighth-place result in a qualifier relegated him to a B Main, in which Dover maneuvered from seventh to fourth place to finish only two spots out of a transfer into the main event.

"I hadn't raced one since 2009 so it was a little different feeling, but I feel like we weren't way off," he said. "Back when I ran mini sprints they didn't have power steering and now they do. It made the steering a lot easier so I was trying to slow myself down. I was racing with one of the best guys out there and he really didn't pull us so I felt like we were really competitive. We threw a motor in it and some parts on it and went. Overall, I'm really pleased with how we did in the mini sprint."

Dover returned to the bullring last week for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, which is an event that 350 drivers tackled. Dover had last raced in the spectacle in 2008 when he made his debut. He kicked off this year's event last Thursday with a run from fifth to second place in a heat race before finishing ninth in a qualifier.

"It's a tough deal," he said. "We went out for the qualifier and had a bleeder mishap in our right rear. It grew and as the race went on my car got worse. That really hurt. I think the biggest thing we fought was me not driving it as hard into the corner as I should have been and then not having the car tight enough."

Dover placed seventh in a B Main to miss a transfer by only three positions. The event wrapped up on Saturday, when Dover advanced from fifth to third place in an F Main before rallying from 18th to 12 th place in an E Main.

"Saturday was the best I was all week," he said. "We tightened the car up and I was driving into the corner a lot more. We broke a spark plug with five laps to go in the F Main so we were running on three cylinders the rest of the way. I think if we had all the cylinders we could have been top seven in the E Main.

"It was a fun week so thanks to Randy and C.J. for the opportunity. It was great to get behind the wheel of a race car. I can't wait to get my sprint car season started in a couple of months."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 2 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (non-wing outlaw) - Heat race: 5 (5).

Jan. 3 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (winged outlaw) - Heat race: 5 (8).

Jan. 3 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (non-wing outlaw) - C Main: 9 (3).

Jan. 4 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (winged outlaw) - Qualifier: 8 (9).

Jan. 5 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (winged outlaw) - B Main: 4 (7).

Jan. 17 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (5); Qualifier: 9 (5); B Main: 7 (7).

Jan. 19 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - F Main: 3 (5); E Main: 12 (18).

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Liquid Trucking

Founded in 1989, family owned Liquid Trucking has grown to one of the 30 largest tank trucking companies in the United States. Liquid Trucking prides itself on providing the highest quality liquid transport services out of the Midwest and servicing the continental United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.LiquidTrucking.com.

"I'm really excited to have a big, local company I can represent," Dover said. "When we travel around the Midwest we see their trucks everywhere. It's great to have a company like that want to be part of Jack Dover Racing."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Husker Diesel, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Final Three World Series Sprintcars Races and Krikke Boys Shootout Tabbed for Speed Shift TV Broadcasts

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Jan. 22, 2019) - Speed Shift TV continues its international presence as the final three rounds of the World Series Sprintcars and the 22nd annual Krikke Boys Shootout will be broadcast live by the streaming company.

The final three races for the World Series Sprintcars 10-race season are Feb. 16 at Attwell Park Speedway in Albany, Western Australia, before the season-ending doubleheader on Feb. 22-23 at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, Western Australia.

Kerry Madsen is the current World Series Sprintcars points leader following seven rounds with Steven Lines only eight points out of the top spot. James McFadden ranks third with Jamie Veal and Rusty Hickman rounding out the top five, respectively.

The Krikke Boys Shootout returns to Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia, on March 2-3.

Veal was victorious during the marquee event last year and will have heavy competition from Madsen, who is driving for Krikke Motorsport, along with a number of other top-notch competitors aiming to take home the crown.

Event pricing will be released at a later date as the races will not be included in the VIP subscription service offered by Speed Shift TV.

For a list of 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/

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Anderson’s Strong Classic Run

Surrounded by a handful of full-time 410 Sprintcar drivers during last weekend’s Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, Grant Anderson was able to stand tall and come away with a top-10 result.

Still buzzing from his recent Speedweek highlight which saw him claim his maiden World Series Sprintcar Championship round win at the Warrnambool venue, the Vic # 37 Latrobe Valley Bandag supported Maxim car driver once again proved that Premier Speedway is quite the happy hunting ground for him.

Taking his place on the Grand Annual Classic-deciding feature-race field amongst some formidable competition, Anderson lined up on the outside of the third row and while he briefly slipped back to eighth place during the opening quarter of the 40-lap distance, he was able to regain his composure, returning to his starting position and finishing just outside of the top five in sixth.

“There is no bigger event in Australian speedway than the Grand Annual Classic, so we’re really happy with sixth place, particularly given the company we were in,” expressed the Albury, NSW-based racer.

“In the end, we mixed it with some of the country’s best drivers, and I had an absolute ball racing with them. The racing was very close but also respectful, which is what you get with you run with that calibre of drivers.

“This result is in no small part due to the massive effort that my crew and family continue to put into my car and it’s great to see that all of our hard work is paying off.”

Participating in qualifying night two, the 38-year-old racer got his Grand Annual Classic campaign off to the best possible start with a win in his opening heat race, before placing seventh in heat-race two from towards the rear of the field. Starting out of position eight in the preliminary feature race, Anderson managed to make solid progress throughout the race to finish just off the podium in fourth.

Returning to the track on Sunday night, Anderson’s final heat race resulted in a fourth-place finish, which was enough to earn him his sixth-place starting position for the feature race.

Contesting the two blue-ribbon events in the lead up to the Grand Annual Classic, Anderson didn’t get the results he was hoping for during the President’s Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, being unable to transfer out of the B main, and after a pleasing runner-up finish in his opening heat race in the Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway, the event was cancelled shortly before the start of the feature race due to rain.

With what was a massive month of racing now having come to an end, Anderson and his team will take the remainder of the season as it comes.

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.

 

 

KMS Earn Classic Podium

The Krikke Motorsport teamfought hard throughout last weekend’s Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, and it saw team driver Kerry Madsen reward them with a hard-charging drive that resulted in a podium place.

With Sunday night’s results almost mirroring those from the second qualifying night, the Bunbury, Western Australian-based team started out of position 10 for the 40-lap feature race, but it didn’t take long for Madsen to carve his way through the field after moving into the top-five spot bya dozen laps completed.

Setting his sights on fourth place, Madsen eventually took control of the position, before moving into third place with eight laps remaining, where he remained through to the fall of the chequered flag.

“Considering that we started so deep in the field, to work our way onto the podium in a result we are really happy with,”commented Madsen, who experienced an unfortunate lead up to the Grand Annual Classic which included in a DNF during the Presidents Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, while the Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway the following night was rained out just prior to the feature race.

“I had to charge hard from the beginning of the race and make up as many spots as possible, and the team gave me a really a strong car for the feature race and it paid off with a spot on the podium.”

Collecting a second and a sixth in his heat races on his opening night of competition, Madsen lined up in 11th for the 30-lap preliminary feature race, which turned out to be a great preview of things to come as he charged his way forward to a third-place result.

With the Grand Annual Classic now complete, the busy month of January continues for the Krikke Motorsport team, who will be back on track later this week as defending champion Madsen attempts to clinch his fourth consecutive Australian Championship victory and the fifth of his career.

“I’m heading into the Australian Championship with the ambition of winning and nothing less,” hestated.

“It’s been a few seasons since the Krikke Motorsport team picked up a win in the Australian Championship, so it would be nice to be able to deliver one to them and continue my own personal winning streak.”

Prior to the Australian Championship, which will be fought out over two nights on January 26 and 27 at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, the team will get some laps under their belt at the venue when they participate in the Prelude to the Championship on Wednesday 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 Spraypainters, 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.auor follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MI (January 21, 2019) – As the 2019 season fast approaches, another date has been added to the Sprints On Dirt schedule. After a twenty-year absence, SOD will return to Indiana’s Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, June 14. The race will give SOD competitors a convenient two-day weekend, travelling up I-69 to Butler Motor Speedway Saturday. More details about the weekend will be released later.

Located approximately 70 miles north of Indianapolis, Gas City I-69 Speedway opened in1986. After operating for a few years, the track went dormant until 1996, the speedway then enjoyed a successful 18-year run. Then, for several years, various promoters rented the facility for special events only.

Motorsports executive Jerry Gappens, a Kokomo, Indiana, native, leased the facility in 2018 and returned to a full season schedule of weekly racing and special events. Gappens has brought new vitality to the racy quarter-mile dirt oval.

Mark Broughman, father of SOD competitor Zac Broughman, won the last SOD race at Gas City on Friday, September 24, 1999. SOD was scheduled at the speedway on Friday, May 21, 2010, but was rained out. The current 2019 SOD schedule can be found at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

George Hobaugh to Run Full-Time With All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019

Written By: Justin Snyder/ BeerHill Gang TV

Sprint Car racing is all about the highs and the lows. Even the greatest drivers who have strapped into a seat behind the wheel of a 410 powered machine have had their moments. One day you are celebrating victory and the next you are scratching your head trying to figure out what’s next.

​ George Hobaugh Motorsports, a native of Chicora, PA, knows this all too well. Growing up the son of a modified driver, Hobaugh caught the racing bug at an early age. Beginning in 2000 at 16 years old, he ran micro sprints, collecting 76 race victories and 4 championships along the way. He then went into the 305 Sprint Car ranks in 2014, picking up 15 victories and a championship in only 2 years time.

​ Winning became the norm. It wasn’t a matter of whether he would run well, but how he’d find space for all the trophies he’d been collecting. The next logical step was to move up to the 410 Sprint Car ranks. In the middle of 2016 season, he put together a car and went out expecting to find more success. However, it hasn’t been as easy.

​ “This has really been more of a challenge then anything I have ever been used to when it comes to racing,” said Hobaugh. “Winning and contending has always come natural to me and not having that success at this level has been frustrating and a real eye opener.”

It took 3 years for Hobaugh to finally taste success. Last season he picked up his first career win at the 410 Sprint Car ranks at Sharon Speedway during a weekly points show. He also showed that he’s capable of running well against some of the best in the country when he finished second to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum driver Dave Blaney in the All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Sharon during the Lou Blaney Memorial in July.

He was also named the TWIN-STATE Auto Racing Club Most Improved Driver of 2018 along with picking up the 2018 Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Dirt Sprint Car Championship.

​ However, that success was short lived and following a trip to Charlotte for the World Finals at the close of 2018, Hobaugh began to contemplate his next step in his racing career.

​ “We got our first win finally and I’m out there against the All Stars swapping the lead and battling for a win against Dave Blaney and I’m feeling pretty good,” said Hobaugh, who operates a family owned auto parts store in Karns City, Pa. “Then I go out to Charlotte and the whole world has their eyes on us and we’re out there battling with Dave trying to get out of the C-Main. Talk about a reversal of fortunes!”

​ With the desire to be more competitive and the drive to compete for wins, Hobaugh debated his next move. He could continue to run weekly in Western PA for a minimal purse or go all in on racing and travel. After much thought, he made the decision to run full-time in 2019 as a traveling member of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions.

With a majority of the schedule in the Ohio and Pennsylvania region, it made the most sense from a financial and personal standpoint. With a wife, two young children and a fledging business, he wouldn’t have to change much and it would allow him to run for more money and learn as well.

​ “I’m not getting any richer and I’m not getting any younger, so I figured I might as well do this while I have to equipment and ability,” said the 35 year old Hobaugh. “If I’ve learned anything it’s that opportunity only strikes so many times and I think it’s just time to take the next step while I can.”

​ “I’m excited at the thought of competing against some of the best in the business each night and seeing if I can’t learn a few things along the way. I know we will likely struggle a bit to begin with and there will be nights where we may be fighting just to make the field, but I think given time and work, we can be good enough to contend at some places and maybe pick up a win or two,” added Hobaugh.

​ For Hobaugh, who owns his own team, the biggest change will be the travel and having to be more aggressive on the track. In the past, he placed a focus on his weekly program and running for points in Western, PA. So when he ran against the touring series, he never pushed his car too hard on track.

​ “It’s not that I didn’t want to win or contend, but when you are fighting for championships and a weekly purse, you got to do what you can do to make sure you have a car come time for that weekly show,” said Hobaugh, who ran about 50 races in 2018. “If I was running mid pack or at the back against the All Stars, I was ok getting out of there with some experience and a full car and not wrecking the car trying to finish 12th or something.”

​ “However, I know that doing this tour and with that being my focus, I’m going to have to be a lot more aggressive. I’ve got two cars lined up and we’re ready to go. I’m going to wreck some cars for sure this season and I don’t doubt how hard this will be, but I’m going all in and I can’t wait to get started, added Hobaugh.”

​ The team will utilize XXX Chassis and has motors from Gressman Powersports. The main sponsor will be Krill Recycling, LLC along with Hobaugh’s NAPA Auto Parts. Other sponsors on the car will be Maverick Rigging and Hauling, Ridgeview Security LLC and Colliers Custom Kitchen & Bath.

For more information regarding their team, sponsorships inquiries or merchandise sales, visit Hobaugh Motorsports on Facebook.

 

 

 

Austin Liggett Gets 2019 Underway at Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

PC- Teejay Crawford

PETERSEN MEDIA: Coming off of another Championship campaign in 2018, Tracy, CA wheelman Austin Ligget got his 2019 season underway last week at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK where he took the wheel of a very strong Del and Robyn Morris owned entry.

“I really want to thank Del and Robyn Morris and the entire Morris Motorsports team for providing me with such a strong midget for the Chili Bowl,” Austin Liggett said. “We kind of had some tough luck on Saturday night, but we were fast all week long and I feel like if we don’t get caught up we have a chance at getting through a couple of features.”

Liggett got his Chili Bowl underway on Friday night in what was the final night of preliminary night action. Lining up in the second row, Liggett would quickly move into second where he would wage war on midget ace, Chad Boat. Briefly getting into the lead, Liggett would admittedly make a mistake and it would allow Boat to capitalize as Liggett settled for second.

Having enough points to qualify for a qualifier, the Tracy, CA driver would feel contact from the rear and it would get him out of shape as he would fall from his third starting position back to eighth. Keeping his cool, the 2018 USAC West Coast 360 Champion hit his marks and clawed his way back up to finish third which gave him enough points to transfer directly into the ‘A’ where he would line up 15th.

Getting off to a nice start, Ligget would get a few spots in what would be a non-stop 25 lap affair. Getting up to 12th and in striking distance of a pack of cars inside the Top-10, Liggett would start to fight the handling of his machine as he started losing grip and track position. Falling back to finish 17th, Liggett would find himself in a Saturday night ‘D’ main.

Lining up in the fourth row of his ‘D’, Liggett continued to show speed in the Morris Motorsports entry as he would slice and dice his way up to finish third and continue his night on into the ‘C’.

From the 21st starting position, Liggett was on a roll as he would pick off cars at will in the ‘C’ as it looked like he would contend for a transfer spot into the ‘B’. Getting into the Top-10 within the race’s first handful of laps, Liggett would then find himself collected in a couple other driver’s mess as damage to his mount his bring his Chili Bowl to an end.

“I was really bummed that I got caught up and wrecked such a fast racecar,” Liggett noted. “I think we had a really good chance at moving into the ‘B’ and then who knows who that would have gone. Aside from the Morris’ I also have to thank my parents and Excel Environmental for all of their support last week.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Lucas Oil, Hurst Fabrications, Infinity Shocks, 4 Alarm Promotions, Epic Fire Apparel, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

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

ON TAP: Liggett is still building his 2019 schedule and is unsure when he will kick off his outdoor season.

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

 

 

Chad Kemenah Set For A Busy 2019 Season

By: Joe Burrage

Alvada, Ohio – (January 22, 2019) –Chad Kemenah has his 2019 Racing Plans set and he is proud to announce he will be racing with Shannon and Cheri Wheatley. The Redlined Welding, Kent Performance Chassis, Morrison Racing Engines No.45 sprinter first race of the season will be with the World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on February 27th and 28th. From there Kemenah and the Redlined Racing Team will stay on the West Coast and run most of the California Swing.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to drive for Shannon and Cheri Wheatley, they are great people that have been around sprint car racing for a long time and understand what it takes to run a competitive team that can win races anywhere in the country,” says Kemenah. “I am very excited for the World of Outlaws races in Las Vegas and California, Shannon Wheatley helped me out when I was driving my white No.63 car and we clicked instantly, and I had my best ever West Coast Swing with the World of Outlaws so I am very thankful for this opportunity in 2019 and I am going to go out there and try to win as many races as I can for them.”

The Redlined Racing Team will be running a True Outlaw style schedule in 2019. The team will race with the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, Central Pennsylvania and has plans to visit the Knoxville Raceway for some weekly shows along with all the high profile races throughout the United States.

“Right now we have the Las Vegas and California World of Outlaws races set along with the high profile races but more will be announced soon,” said Kemenah. “Shannon and Cheri Wheatley are not only car owners but they both own successful businesses and we will make sure they have plenty of time to race and they will also get back home to make sure their businesses are running smoothly. My family and I are very grateful for this opportunity and I also would like to thank Champion Racing Oil, they have been racing with me for close to ten years now and there support has been fantastic, they produce the best racing oil and they are also tremendous people to work with.”

The 2019 Season kicks off shortly at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on January 31st thru February 3rd for three nights of racing and Chad is also pleased to announce he will pilot a second car for LizMatus Racing. Liz Matus Racing has been racing with the All Star Circuit of Champions for the past couple of season with John Garvin behind the wheel. Kemenah and Liz Matus Racing Team will compete at Bubba Raceway and then move on to the Volusia Speedway Park to compete against The All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws.

“When John Garvin and Liz Matus were running with the All Star Series the past few season I was very fortunate to get to know them and help them out on the road since they have not seen a lot of the tracks outside of Western Pennsylvania,” said Kemenah. “Starting the season at Bubba Raceway Park will be fun, last year we able to pick up the win from the 17th starting position along with a third place run. I am very grateful that Liz Matus Racing is giving me an opportunity to race in Florida, the competition is tough in Florida to start the year but LMR has good equipment and we will have everything all ready to go here in the coming weeks.”

Chad Kemenah and the Redlined Welding Racing Team have plans to race a very competitive schedule but when the No.45 sprinter is not racing Kemenah will drive a Champ Car for Father In-Law Bob Hampshire and family friend Clark Lamme.Kemenah will run several Champ Car Races on dirt only and is pretty excited about this unique opportunity.

“This deal just kind of came up when I was at Bob Hampshire shop we were talking about Champ Car Races and it just turned into how about we run a few of the dirt races when you’re not racing the wing car,” says Kemenah. “Bob Hampshire has been successful with the Champ Car the past few season and it will be fun racing out there, I have never ran a Champ Car in a competitive race before but I am more than confident Bob Hampshire and Clark Lamme will have everything ready to go.”

The 2019 Season is quickly approaching and be sure follow Chad Kemenah Racing on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Once the California World of Outlaws swing is completed The Redlined Welding Racing Team will have more updates on their schedule.

 

 

Swindell Slowed by Preliminary Night Incident During Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2019) - Fortune wasn't on Sammy Swindell's side this year during the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

"The cars were good and were fast, but in the Race of Champions and qualifying night A Main I got ran over from behind," he said. "A lot of it is how the draw goes and who you're stacked up against. There's such a big difference in the fast cars to the slow cars. It mixes a lot of things up. Until you get some points established then it starts to weed out some of the stuff."

Sometimes even then it can be tough to avoid contact inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where Swindell was one of 350 drivers vying for the crown.

After placing 13th during the Race of Champions last Tuesday, Swindell returned to the bullring on Wednesday for his preliminary night. He overcame a bent shock in a heat race to charge from fifth to second place. Swindell then rallied from fifth to third in a qualifier to rank fifth in overall points out of more than 70 drivers.

"In the main event it seemed like the first few laps I got stuck behind somebody that would make a mistake or get sideways," he said. "A couple of times I'd get passed, but we'd pass them back. Then we got held up behind somebody for a minute. A guy behind me kept running into us going into the corner. The next stint he ran inside the berm and got stuck on top of me. That put us back and I spent the rest of the race trying to get through some traffic. One little thing can bury you."

Swindell maneuvered from the back of the pack to a 15th-place finish following the mid-race incident. That relegated him to a D Main on Saturday. He gained a position to finish second and transfer into a C Main, in which he finished 13th to cap the event.

Swindell said he'll start his sprint car season 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. He will pilot a race car for A.G. Rains during the event.

Swindell will make his 410ci winged sprint car season debut at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 12-13 during the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. He will drive for Thone Motorsports that weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 15 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Race of Champions: 13 (16).

Jan. 16 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (5); Qualifier: 3 (5); Feature: 15 (5).

Jan. 19 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: 2 (3); C Main: 13 (17).

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.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Premier Truck Group, CP Pistons, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Hampered by Mid-Race Incidents During Chili Bowl Preliminary Feature

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2019) - Tony Bruce Jr. was fast during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals last week when 350 drivers invaded the River Spirit Expo Center.

Bruce Jr. had a stout Team Eights race car, powering from seventh to third place in a heat race and from fifth to second place in a qualifier on Tuesday during preliminary action. That ranked him sixth in points out of more than 60 competitors to line him up on the outside of the third row for the A Main.

"We were way too tight," he said. "We had fallen a few spots on the start. Then I bounced off the wall and nearly spun out. I got in too hard and the next thing I know I bounced off the wall and then I bounced off the wall again a few laps later. I think we would have run around the top 10. We weren't perfect, but I think we would have been able to stay near where we were if those two incidents hadn't happened."

Bruce Jr. salvaged a 17th-place result after the two mid-race incidents. That relegated him to the seventh starting position in a D Main on Saturday.

"We tried a few different things and we were really good throughout the whole race, but I started running out of fuel with four laps to go," he said. "We weren't prepared for the hot lap session plus packing the track in because they had reworked it. That really bit us."

Bruce Jr. finished where he started and missed a transfer to a C Main by only two positions.

Fellow Team Eights driver Seth Bergman was in action on Thursday, advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and from ninth to seventh place in a qualifier. That sent him into the B Main and he ended eighth, which was only a few spots shy of transferring into the main event. Bergman's weekend ended in a crash during an F Main on Saturday.

Bruce Jr. noted he hopes to compete in a handful of midget races this season. He is slated to kick off the regular season 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 -

TONY BRUCE JR.:

Jan. 15 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (7); Qualifier: 2 (5); Feature: 17 (6).

Jan. 19 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: 7 (7).

SETH BERGMAN:

Jan. 17 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (5); Qualifier: 7 (9); B Main: 8 (5).

Jan. 19 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. - F Main: DNF (12).

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.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Eagle Motorsports, Hinchman Racewear, The Oil Medics, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Carrick Charges in Chili Bowl Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: With a few Tulsa Shootout’s under his belt at the Tulsa Expo Center, Tanner Carrick was able to make his Chili Bowl debut over the last week, and the California native had a mix of some great speed and some tough luck.

“The Keith Kunz Motorsports team brought some extremely fast midgets to the Chili Bowl, and our car was really good all week long but some tough luck during our preliminary night feature set us back on Saturday,” Tanner Carrick said.

Making his Chili Bowl debut on Monday night aboard the potent Craftsman/CVC/TRD backed entry, Carrick would get off to a great start as he would race his way to a heat race win and set himself up nicely for a qualifier.

Needing to continue to make points in his qualifier to move into the feature event, Carrick would take a fifth place finish after a hard fought battle amidst a gaggle of cars and be forced into a ‘B’ Main.

Taking advantage of added laps on the Tulsa Expo Center Raceway, Carrick would forge his way to the win and punch his ticket into the 25-lap preliminary night feature event where his finish would dictate his Saturday evening starting position.

Gridding the starting line up from the 17th position, Carrick would continue to show the same speed he showed all Monday night as he worked his way forward and looked to improve his Saturday starting position lap after lap.

Finding himself in the Top-10 within the first handful of laps, Carrick would into the eighth position as he chased after a spot inside the Top-Five. After moving into eighth on the 10th lap, Carrick would then see the ugly side of Chili Bowl as contact would sent him into the fence and damage would end his prelim night as he would be scored 20th.

With his finish, the former USAC National Series Rookie of the Year would find himself in a bit of hole for Saturday as he would kick his night off from the seventh row of ‘D’ No. 2.

Getting his elbows up, Carrick was up for the challenge as he turned in a strong performance that saw him work his way forward to finish fourth and keep his Chili Bowl alive.

Lining up 19th in ‘C’ No. 2, Carrick would continue to charge hard as the competition level picked up with each Main he moved into. Making it happen on the tight confines, Carrick would forge his way into the Top-10 as laps ran out. Getting into ninth, Carrick would close in on a pack of cars where the transfer position loomed but he would simply run out of laps as his Chili Bowl would come to a close.

“It was great to be a part of this event finally, and I have to thank everyone associated with KKM for working so hard with so many drivers and cars in our camp,” Carrick added. “I am really looking forward to another busy year ahead in 2019.”

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.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Midget- Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will head to Florida February 8th and 9th to open the 2019 NOS Energy USAC National Midget Series season at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.

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

 

 

Nienhiser Races into Chili Bowl Prelim ‘A’ Before Part Failure in Saturday ‘C’

PETERSEN MEDIA: Feeling really good about the Joe Roosevan owned entry heading into the Chili Bowl following the Junior Knepper 55 back in December, Paul Nienhiser had a nice week in Tulsa, OK highlighted by him racing to a ninth place finishing during his preliminary night feature event.

“Thought it was really a bittersweet way for our Chili Bowl to end on Saturday night, I am really pleased with how we performed and how things went for the most part,” Paul Nienhiser said. “I really think we had a shot to work our way towards the ‘A’ on Saturday but we just had bad luck in the our first main.”

Nienhiser attacked the River Spirit Expo Center on Monday night where he would kick his 2019 Chili Bowl off by working his way forward and finishing fourth in his heat race.

Advancing into an all important qualifier, the Chapin, IL pilot would continue to accrue important Chili Bowl points as his third place finish would put him 13th overall and solidly in the feature event.

With points going out the window in the feature, it would be about the main event finish to set up Saturday night’s starting point. Using some midget experience from a handful of starts in 2018, Nienhiser would slowly work his way forward as he was mindful to stay out of trouble.

When the rapid fire 25-lap finale was finishes, Nienhiser crossed over the stripe in the ninth position which was good enough to put himself on the front row of a Saturday night ‘C’ Main, and safely put him in the ‘Nigh Show’ as it is referred to on Saturday night.

Getting off to a great start on Saturday, Nienhiser looked to be well on his way to one of the twin ‘B’ Mains. Having a strong car underneath him, bad luck would surface and a throttle linkage failure would end Nienhiser’s Chili Bowl as he would make the right hand turn getting into turn three and head back to the pit area.

“It was really disappointing,” Nienhiser added. “By far the best I have felt at that race, and really just have to thank everyone that made it possible. It is frustrating but it really has us hungry for the season ahead and hopefully another run at the Chili Bowl in 2020.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, JRC Transportation, Signature Signs and Design, Team Simpson, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Nienhiser is hoping to return to the track when the World of Outlaws invade Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX on February 22nd and LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX on February 23rd.

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

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Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet

The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for THIS SATURDAY, January 26th, 2019, and the current forecast for this outdoor event is showing dry conditions and daytime highs in the low 50’s. The Swap Meet will be held at our Mesquite, TX Store Location. Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 2:00 pm. Swap Space is available for $35.00 each on a first come, first serve basis. Please read down for this weekend’s Pre-Season Sale info for Fort Worth and Houston Pre-Season events.

From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it is a great time for racers to clear out inventory no longer needed and to pick up those needed parts for the 2019 racing season. This annual event draws a big crowd so race teams need to get there early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals!

Free Hot Dog Lunch! Smiley's Racing Products will have their grill out and will serve Free Hot Dog lunches.

This is a One Day Only event -- so Save the Date!

• Saturday, January 26th, 2019

• Gates open 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location:

Smiley's Racing Products

103 Gross Rd

Mesquite, TX 75149

We hope to see you there!

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Smiley's Racing 25th Anniversary of our PRE-SEASON Sale Event is EVEN BIGGER This Year! http://www.smileysracing.com/news/?i=68055

Smiley's Racing PRE-SEASON Sale Event is EVEN BIGGER This Year! ##25th SALE ANNIVERSARY!## You don’t want to miss this year’s Smiley’s Racing Products Pre-Season www.smileysracing.com

You don’t want to miss this year’s Smiley’s Racing Products Pre-Season Sale. We are offering “much deeper discounts” this year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our sale and help our customers “gear up” for the 2019 racing season! Almost Everything is on Sale! It is definitely the time to stock up or buy that new item you’ve been holding out for.

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year! There is no better deal out there on Hoosier Tires!

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only)

• FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only)

• Hoosier Tire Southwest is an Authorized Hoosier Tire Distributor

We are offering 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires for 3 Days Only (In Stores Only). Or you can get FREE Shipping on all tires during our 5 Days Only Website Sale (Web Orders Only). FREE Shipping offer includes ALL Hoosier Tires. All SPEC tires also SHIP FREE – includes IMCA tires. There will be a $15 Oversized Handling Fee on most extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears. Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag Racing, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV, and Kart tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Note: Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in our Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM.

Sale Event Highlights:

• 30% OFF all SRP Fittings

• 25% OFF all A&A Manufacturing

• 20% OFF most SRP Products, Eibach Springs, Outerwears, NGK Plugs, Crow, Dynamic Racewear, Nitrobee Receivers, A-1 Cardone, Oakley Sunglasses, Ansmann Hycell, Pivot Point, Mudd Off, Countrywide Rubber

• 15% OFF Zamp Racing, Landrum Springs, Roux Helmets, QA1, ButlerBuilt, CVR, Schoenfeld, Lucas Oil, QuickCar, Hyperco Springs, TruForm Wheel Covers, Hawk Pads, ARP Fasteners, Felpro, Smiley’s Apparel, Gates Hoses, WIX Filters, Wilwood, PSC Steering, DEI, Fast Shafts, Brad Penn Oil, PEM Gears, Motive Gears, Richmond Gears, Longacre, Pulse Racing, Koul Tools, Wix Filters, Kluhsman, most Ultrashield, Integra, FSR, Sunoco Jugs, Titan Tools, Port City Racing, Racing Optics, Maxima Oil, Van Alstine, CK Designs, Elgin, Magnafuel, Biondo, Ideal Heated Knives, K & N Filters, POP Rivets, Speedmaster, Rhoads Lifters, ProBlend, Caplugs and more

• 12% OFF Velocita, Performance Distributors, RCI Fuel Cells, Wehr’s Machine, QuickFuel, Powermaster, PowerPlus Fuel Scents, 802 Solutions, Ram Clutches, Rod End Supply, Professional Products, Stephenville Starter, Safety First Xtreme and more

• 11% OFF Bassett Wheels

• 10% OFF Pro 1 Safety, Keizer Wheels, Driven Oil, Kevko Pans, TCI Auto, King Racing, Triple X, M&W Aluminum, Performance Bodies, Raceceiver, Moroso, Winters, Jones Pumps/Pulleys, KSE Racing, Edelbrock, Brinn, KRC Steering, Fuze Custom Ear Plugs, Sweet Steering, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Pit Pal, Real Wheels, Hilborn, HRP-Hepfner, MPD Racing, Saldana, Beyea Headers, Weld Wheels, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Waterman, Magnafuel, Magtech, Mettec, Moose Blocks, Tel Tac, Canton, Conroy, Computech and much, much more!

• 5% OFF Sheet Metal

• Some higher dollars items in lines mentioned above will receive 5% OFF discounts such as some transmissions, chassis, complete rears, injectors, steering units, and scales.

• FREE Shipping PLUS FREE Smiley's Bucks Gift Cards with purchase of Helmets, Driver Suits, and Driver Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell Helmets, Simpson and G-Force on web orders only.

• Our Free Shipping promo for orders over $99 is not valid during Pre-Season Sale dates.

• Up to 50% off STOREWIDE INVENTORY CLEARANCE! Smiley’s is adding inventory closeout items (in brand new condition) to their Garage Sale!

On-Site Vendors! Major Vendor Reps will be setup on-site during the Mesquite store sale on Saturday, February 2nd. It is a great opportunity to meet with major Vendors in the racing industry and get answers to any questions you may have.

To date we have the following Vendors coming – Alpinestars, Bassett Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, CVR Products, Landrum Springs, Lucas Oil, MPI Steering, Pro 1 Safety, QA1 Products, RCI Racing, Simpson Race Products, TruForm Wheel Covers, Velocita Apparel, Zamp Racing and more to come!

Free Lunch! A Free BBQ Lunch will be provided on Saturday, February 2nd at the Mesquite Store Sale only.

Mark Your Calendars! Our Website Sale is 5 Days Only and Our Store Sales are 3 Days Only -- so SAVE THE DATES on your calendar now!

5 Day Only Website Sale:

Thursday, January 31, 4am CST through Monday, February 4, 2019 10pm

www.smileysracing.com

1-866-959-7223

Houston, TX Store Location:

Thursday, January 24, 2019 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, January 25, 2019 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 26, 2019 … 9am - 2pm

1622 Sawdust Road

Woodlands, TX 77380

(281) 362-7872

Ft. Worth, TX Store Location:

Thursday, January 24, 2019 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, January 25, 2019 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 26, 2019 … 9am - 2pm

700 West Kennedale Parkway

Kennedale, TX 76060

(817) 572-7467

Mesquite, TX Flagship Store Location:

Thursday, January 31, 2019 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, February 1, 2019 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 2, 2019 … 9am - 2pm

103 Gross Road

Mesquite, TX 75149

(972) 289-7223

Oklahoma City, OK Store Location:

Thursday, February 7, 2019 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, February 8, 2019 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 9, 2019 … 9am - 2pm

3208 SW 59, Suite A

Oklahoma City, OK 73119

(405) 686-7112

Sherman, TX Store Location:

Thursday, February 7, 2019 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, February 8, 2019 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 9, 2019 … 9am - 2pm

19053 US Highway 82 West

Sherman, TX 75092

(903) 891-8300

We hope to see you soon at these great Smiley's Racing Products sales events to help kick off the 2019 racing season!

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Jordyn’s Hard-Charging Classic

In Australian speedway’s biggest event, Jordyn Charge’s performance during last weekend’s Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic was impressive to say the very least, with him picking up the event’s HardCharger award after narrowly missing out on a top-10 finish.

Showing maturity beyond his years during what was his fourth Grand Annual Classic attempt at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, the 19-year-old racer exceeded even his own expectations throughout the 47th running of the event, proving to be competitive from the outset against his more experienced counterparts.

Time trialling eighth in his group on qualifying night two, Charge experienced a consistent run in his heat races, with his third and fourth-place finishes rewarding him with a top-10 start for the 30-lap preliminary feature race, which saw him come home 13th.

Returning to the track for Sunday’s final night, Charge qualified from position five for the B main, andhe drove his heart out to hold onto the final transfer spot, securing his place in the Grand Annual Classic-deciding feature race.

Sharing the track with many of Australia’s best Sprintcar drivers, Charge had his work cut out for him starting from the rear of the field. However, it wasn’t long until he began to make his way through the pack, clawing back seven spots by lap 15 to settle into 17th, before stealing back another five spots to greet the chequered flag in an outstanding 12th and picking up the Hard Charger award, courtesy of The Keyboard Racer, by virtue of passing a dozen cars.

“Just to qualify for the feature race for the country’s biggest speedway event is a massive accomplishment, but to be so close to cracking into the top 10 and also picking up hard-charger award was amazing,” enthusedthe elated Melton, Victoria-based resident.

“None of this would have been possible without the support of my whole family and the guidance of my mentor and crew chief Matthew Reed, who all put so much into my racing. I also have to say big thanks to our sponsors, because without their support, being a part of events such as the Grand Annual Classic just wouldn’t be possible.”

The next appearance for Charge and his team will be at Hamilton’s Western Speedway for the eighth round of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series on February 16. Currently sitting fourth in the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings, Charge is aiming to consolidate his position.

Charge would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Western Nissan - Caroline Springs, Mr Electric, Wil’s Auto Melton, Velocita Premium Motorsports Apparel, Melbourne Accident Repair Centre, Australian Racing Products, Adam Brand, Reed Signs, and Event Pix Photobooth.

To find out more about Charge and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching InCharge Racing.

 

 

PHILLIPSBURG MALL TO HOST AUTO RACING EVENT MARCH 3-9, 2019

APS POWDER COATING JOINS THE 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is returning to the Phillipsburg Mall in March of 2019 and the management staff is hard at work to continuously reach out to the business community to promote and exercise another great event for the local area. The past, present and future of auto racing comes together under one roof in

Phillipsburg, New Jersey and the adrenaline rush for the event is already beginning to build up to exciting dimensions with this event being the twelfth edition of the popular show.

The opening day for the show will begin on March 3rd and run through March 9th with a full itinerary of interview and autograph sessions set to take place. The upcoming show is lining up sponsors to help showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week-long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see and hear their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstart 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 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show four years ago and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received from their partnership 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 convenient location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled in a Motorsports themed establishment.

Rejoining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for 2019 is Lehigh Valley businessman Moe Pagni. Moe, formerly with Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars in Allentown, PA, purchased the APS Powder coating Services located in Wind Gap, PA over a year ago and has reached out to the racing community with expert service and precision detail to the craftsmanship they produce at their shop. Moe is no stranger to the Dirt Track Heroes Show scene as in the past had placed the former Budd Olsen replicar coupe and the "Spirit of Nazareth" Dirt

Champ Car into the popular show in year's past. Moe has kept and retained the shop at the 316 North Broadway in Wind Gap address with the phone number to reach them at: 610-863-0570.

Contact Moe and his experienced staff to handle all of your powder coating needs. While APS specializes in race cars and race parts, they offer a multitude of services that includes restoration projects, outdoor furniture, metal surfaces, wheels and anything that can be restored to new glory. Offering a myriad of bright and staple colors to correspond with each project, allow APS the opportunity to assist in your project with their "American Pride" skills. Call them at 610-863-0570 or through email at: apspowdercoating@gmail.com

APS Powder coating joins Quaker Steak, IRCO, Upstate Auto, Smith Fabrications and Phillipsburg Easton Honda 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 racing fans to take another long look at the golden era of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are now being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com

The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing, go karts and quarter midgets 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 Quaker Steak & Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show Organizers Bob & Donna Miller at: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email

 

 

 

Stockton Dirt Track

This Saturday January 26th the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds located Stockton Dirt Track lights back up with Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Dirt Modifieds and Sport Mods. The non-sanctioned Winged 360 portion of the evening will award $2,000-to-win/ $300-to-start the main event and features no muffler rule during the night.

It will be the first Winged Sprint Car event of the season in California and is an extremely rare occurrence during the month of January. "We are really excited for this Saturday's event," commented Stockton Dirt Track Promoter Tony Noceti. "The weather has been pretty nice some years in January and February, so we thought why not throw a race on the schedule. Well we did just that and are fortunate that this week looks beautiful and we're going to do some Winged Sprint Car racing in the winter."

Four-time Stockton Dirt Track winner Dominic Scelzi of Fresno is one of the drivers set to run, along with Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, who will be making his debut in the Mike Phulps owned Metal Works 56 Sprint Car. Central Point, Oregon racer Garen Linder is another that is scheduled to make the tow down for Saturday.

The front gate opens at 2pm this Saturday, with heat races scheduled to go off around 3. Drivers meeting will be held at 1:45pm and cars hit the speedway at 2. Online tickets are available at www.stocktondirttrack.com

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206.

 

 

Ambitious 2019 NCRA Sprint Car Schedule Announced!

Tour Embarks on their 30th consecutive season

Park City, Kansas – January 19, 2019 - An ambitious fourteen race schedule at five different venues are set for the 30th anniversary season on the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division, the series announced on Saturday.

Once again, the season will kick off at 81 Speedway in Park City for the ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” on Thursday-Saturday night, April 4-6. Thursday night will be practice night for all sprint car drivers while Friday night will pay $1500 to win and $200 to start. Then on championship Saturday night, the night’s feature finale winner will take home $13,000 while just starting the twenty-car feature pays $600. All non-qualifiers will earn $200.

Then on Friday night, April 19, the tour will head to Humboldt Speedway in a co-sanctioned event with the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. It will be the second appearance at “The Hummer” in as many seasons.

A stop atop the famed half-mile of the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson is set for Saturday night, April 27, in a night that will also see the series modified and crate late model divisions on the program.

For the third year in a row, 81 Speedway will host the tour in a huge Memorial Day weekend event. It all kicks off on Saturday night, May 25, with “Prelude to Maynia” in which the Texas-based NCRA Sprint Car Bandits will join forces with the tour. Then on Sunday night, both tours will once again take part in “Sprint Car Maynia III.”

A special Friday night edition of winged 360-ci sprint car action takes to the three-eighths mile of 81 Speedway on June 7 as part of the tracks “Pepsi Pours it On Classic.”

The tour will celebrate Independence holiday with a Wednesday night stop at 81 Speedway on July 3.

Next will be a weekend double-header with the ASCS Sooner Region as the NCRA sprint car tour will make their inaugural appearance at the home of the ASCS, Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Oklahoma on Friday night, July 12. From there, both series will head to the home of NCRA and 81 Speedway on Saturday night, July 13.

Two weeks later the tour gears up for the famed 63rd annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals in Hutchinson, Kansas on their traditional date atop the famed half-mile Kansas State Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday night, July 26-27.

81 Speedway will then host the tour on Labor Day Sunday night, September 1.

The 2019 season for the NCRA Sprint Car division will come-to-a conclusion on Saturday night, October 5, at Thunder Hill Raceway in Mayetta.

The 2019 race season will mark the 49th consecutive year for the National Championship Racing Association and the series would like to thank the following for their partnership with the series: Precise Racing Products; Park City Chamber of Commerce; Hoosier Racing Tires and Sunoco Race Fuels.

To learn more about the NCRA sprint car tour, check out the series official website www.racencra.com and their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. More information and all inquiries can be answered by calling (316) 755-1781.

2019 NCRA Sprint Car Schedule

April 5 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

April 6 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

April 19 Humboldt Speedway Humboldt, Kansas

April 27 Kansas State Fairgrounds Hutchinson, Kansas

May 25 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

May 26 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

June 7 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

July 3 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

July 12 Creek County Speedway Kellyville, Oklahoma

July 13 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

July 26 Kansas State Fairgrounds Hutchinson, Kansas

July 27 Kansas State Fairgrounds Hutchinson, Kansas

Sept 1 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

Oct 5 Thunder Hill Raceway Park City, Kansas

 

 

TAYLOR FULLIN IS MS. MOTORSPORTS 2019; NASCAR HALL OF FAMES DARRELL WALTRIP AND RAY EVERNHAM, NASCAR CUP ROOKIE OF YEAR CANDIDATE RYAN PREECE MEET AND GREET FANS; HIRSCHMAN, FEARN, BARD HONORED AS AARN NORTHEAST TOP WINNERS; PRESTIGIOUS JOE PRATT AWARD TO EARL AND PAM KRAUSE

OAKS, PA January 19, 2019 . . . Taylor Fullin, 21, of Danielsville, PA, was crowned Ms. Motorsports Saturday night. She earned her crown in the Aqua-Duck Water Transport-sponsored competition Saturday night on Day Two of the three-day PPB Motorsports 2019 Race Car & Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

“I’m very happy and look forward to representing the Show,” said Taylor, a college student whose step brother Corey Edelman races weekly at Mahoning Valley Speedway.

“Taylor will be an outstanding Ms. Motorsports who I’m sure will represent the Show proudly and professionally,” said Len Sammons, originator of the Motorsports Show.

The winner earned $1,500 cash in addition to future poster sales earnings.

Amanda Arms, 25, of Douglassville, PA, was first runner-up, earning $500. Andrea Cap, 28, of York, PA was named second runner-up, taking $250.

Earlier on Saturday afternoon, NASCAR Hall Of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham signed autographs and interacted with Motorsports Show attendees as did Ryan Preece, past NASCAR Modified Touring Series champion who is a 2019 candidate for NASCAR Monster Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors.

“I had a great time,” Waltrip said. “I really enjoyed being here and would recommend this show to anyone who asks.”

“It’s always fun for Erin and me to come back to the northeast,” Evernham said upon departing the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Saturday early afternoon. “We have a lot of friends here and it was good to see so many people. Great way to spend a weekend.”

Preece, who has been a previous Motorsports Show honoree as an AARN Winningest Asphalt Modified winner, tipped that he still intends to race Modifieds, but only as his Rookie season on the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series allows.

“Cup racing is my priority now,” Preece told Motorsports Show fans. “But my Modified car owner (Ed Partridge) will have a car ready any time I’m able to race it.”

Asphalt Touring Modified driver Matt Hirschman, New England asphalt Late Model racer Tom Fearn and Pennsylvania Micro Sprint ace Garrett Bard signed commemorative posters Saturday afternoon as three of Area Auto Racing News’ Winningest Drivers of 2018.

Prior to the Ms. Motorsports pageant, PPB Motorsports Show promoter Len Sammons presented its Joe Pratt Award of Excellence Award to Earl and Pam Krause. The husband-and-wife team are long time Motorsports staffers with Earl performing show announcing duties and ‘Press Room Pam’ running the Motorsports Show media center jointly with Earl. Earl is also a full- time editor at Area Auto Racing News.

The salutation honors the memory of the late Motorsports Show employee Joe Pratt, whose years of work greatly elevated the standard of the show.

The 34th annual PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show concludes its run tomorrow, Sunday, January 20 from 11 AM through 4 PM. Featured events include the Little Ms. Motorsports competition, Kids Big Wheel races and an auction to benefit the family of the late Greg Hodnett.

Len Sammons Motorsports Productions announced dates for the 2010 Motorsports Show in the Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 17, 18, 19, 2020.

 

 

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing unveil 2019 schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (January 19, 2019) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will put their experience and competitiveness to the test in 2019, unveiling a schedule comprised of 110 nights of competition, 45 of which during All Star Circuit of Champions or World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition. Dietrich, a ten-time winner during action in 2018, will launch the new year with a trip to the Sunshine State, ready to do battle with the All Stars and World of Outlaws during a combined eight events between January 31 and February 10.

The bulk of Dietrich’s schedule will begin at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on February 23.

“It took some time to put this schedule together. As usual, we’ll be spending a lot of time in our own backyard, but we also plan to travel some,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sweeney Cars, Pace Performance, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car. “A few things are going to be different, but it’s business as usual for us. We’re ready to get started.”

Continuing a recent tradition, perhaps the most grueling segment of Dietrich’s 2019 schedule is the middle section of June through the first week of July when the Gettysburg native will take on the first seven nights of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, followed by nine straight nights of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Although not in consecutive fashion, only seven days separate his partial Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule (June 14-20) from his Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule (June 28-July 6).

Other major plans for Dietrich include revisiting Mansfield Motor Speedway for the $100,000-to-win Sprint Car World Championship, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions during a trio of New York stops in early June, entering a trio of 410/360 doubleheaders in Central Pennsylvania, and potentially revisiting The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the World Finals in early November. Without saying, Dietrich will join the All Stars and World of Outlaws during all events in Central Pennsylvania.

“I can’t thank Gary Kauffman and everyone enough for making a schedule like this possible,” Dietrich continued. “We are lucky enough to be associated with a lot of great people, Derek (Snyder) from Sweeney and Pace included. We are excited to have him play a major role within our race team. I’m pumped to see what we can do.”

Fans are reminded that 2019 Danny Dietrich apparel is now available. Purchases can be made at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as at the track.

2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Schedule:

January
31st-Bubba Raceway Park – ASCoC

February
1st-Bubba Raceway Park – ASCoC
2nd-Bubba Raceway Park – ASCoC
6th-Volusia Speedway Park – ASCoC
7th-Volusia Speedway Park – ASCoC
8th-Volusia Speedway Park- WoO
9th-Volusia Speedway Park – WoO
10th-Volusia Speedway Park – WoO
23rd-Lincoln Speedway

March
2nd-Lincoln Speedway
9th-Lincoln Speedway
10th-Port Royal Speedway
16th-Lincoln Speedway
17th-Williams Grove Speedway
22nd-Williams Grove Speedway
23rd-Lincoln Speedway
29th-Williams Grove Speedway
30th-Lincoln Speedway

April
5th-Williams Grove Speedway
6th-Lincoln Speedway
7th-BAPS Motor Speedway
11th-Virginia Motor Speedway – ASCoC
12th-Williams Grove – ASCoC
13th-Port Royal Speedway – ASCoC
14th-Bedford Speedway – ASCoC
19th-Williams Grove Speedway
20th-Lincoln Speedway
26th-Williams Grove Speedway
27th-Port Royal Speedway – (410 & 360)
28th-Selinsgrove Speedway

May
3rd-Lernerville Speedway – ASCoC
4th-Sharon Speedway – ASCoC
5th-BAPS Motor Speedway
10th-Williams Grove Speedway
11th-Lincoln Speedway
15th-Lincoln Speedway – WoO
17th-Williams Grove Speedway – WoO
18th-Williams Grove Speedway – WoO
19th-Hagerstown Speedway
24th-Williams Grove Speedway
25th-Port Royal Speedway – Weikert Memorial
26th-Port Royal Speedway – Weikert Memorial
30th-Mansfield Motor Speedway
31st-Mansfield Motor Speedway

June
1st-Mansfield Motor Speedway 100K-to-win
6th-BAPS Motor Speedway
7th-Outlaw Speedway – ASCoC
8th-Stateline Speedway – ASCoC
9th-Weedsport Speedway – ASCoC
14th-Attica Raceway Park – Ohio Speedweek – ASCoC
15th-Eldora Speedway – Ohio Speedweek – ASCoC
16th-Muskingum County Speedway – Ohio Speedweek – ASCoC
17th-Wayne County Speedway – Ohio Speedweek – ASCoC
18th-Sharon Speedway – Ohio Speedweek – ASCoC
19th-Atomic Speedway – Ohio Speedweek – ASCoC
20th-Mansfield Motor Speedway – Ohio Speedweek – ASCoC
21st-Williams Grove Speedway
22nd-Lincoln Speedway
28th-Williams Grove Speedway – PA Speedweek
29th-Lincoln Speedway – PA Speedweek
30th-Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Speedweek

July
1st-Lincoln Speedway – PA Speedweek
2nd-Grandview Speedway – PA Speedweek
3rd-Port Royal Speedway – PA Speedweek
4th-Hagerstown Speedway – PA Speedweek
5th-Williams Grove Speedway -PA Speedweek
6th-Port Royal Speedway – PA Speedweek
12th-Williams Grove Speedway
13th-Lincoln Speedway
19th-Williams Grove Speedway
20th-Lincoln Speedway
23rd-Lernerville Speedway – WoO
26th-Williams Grove Speedway – WoO
27th-Williams Grove Speedway – WoO

August
2nd-Williams Grove Speedway
3rd-Port Royal Speedway
10th-Lincoln Speedway
16th-Williams Grove Speedway
17th-Lincoln Speedway
18th-Trail-Way Speedway
22nd-Grandview Speedway – ASCoC
23rd-Williams Grove Speedway – ASCoC
24th-Lincoln Speedway – ASCoC
25th-BAPS Motor Speedway – ASCoC
30th-Williams Grove Speedway
31st-Lincoln Speedway

September
1st-Selinsgrove Speedway
2nd-Port Royal Speedway
6th-Port Royal Speedway – ASCoC
7th-Port Royal Speedway – ASCoC – Tuscarora 50
13th-Williams Grove Speedway
14th-Selinsgrove Speedway
19th-BAPS Motor Speedway
20th-Williams Grove Speedway
21st-Lincoln Speedway – ASCoC Dirt Classic
22nd-Hagerstown Speedway – ASCoC
27th-Williams Grove Speedway
28th-Lernerville Speedway – WoO

October
4th-Williams Grove Speedway – WoO
5th-Williams Grove Speedway – WoO
12th-BAPS Motor Speedway – (410 & 360)
19th-Port Royal Speedway – (410 & 360)
25th-Port Royal Speedway – WoO
26th-Port Royal Speedway – WoO
31st- The Dirt Track at Charlotte – WoO TBD

November
1st- The Dirt Track at Charlotte – WoO TBD
2nd-The Dirt Track at Charlotte – WoO TBD
8th-Bridgeport Speedway – 360
9th-Bridgeport Speedway – 360
16th-BAPS Motor Speedway

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

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

STATS:
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: TBD
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 0
Wins: 0

2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Finished fifth during World Championship preliminary feature on Friday, April 27. Earned runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned fourth win of season on Saturday, May 5, at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second during WoO Tuneup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 11. Finished sixth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale ($10,000-to-win) at Port Royal Speedway. Earned first Williams Grove Speedway victory of the season on Friday, June 1. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes from June 7-10, three of which during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in New York. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with three top-ten finishes, one being a third place finish at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Earned three victories during PA Sprint Speedweek; two at Lincoln Speedway and one at Port Royal Speedway. Earned a combined seven top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Earned ninth victory of season from 11th during Lincoln Speedway make-up feature on Saturday, July 14. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race ($10,000) on Saturday, July 28. Finished third during Mansfield’s Great Lakes Dirt Nationals on August 11. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway during non-stop 25-lap feature on August 18. Finished sixth against All Stars at Grandview Speedway during Thunder Cup on August 23. Hard charged from 21st to finish ninth against All Stars at BAPS Motor Speedway on August 26. Finished third during Juniata County Fair opener at Port Royal Speedway. Charged from 14th to 4th during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished ninth against All Stars during Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open. Charged from 14th to sixth during Lernerville’s Commonwealth Clash (WoO) on September 22. Declared winner at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 20. Scored top-five finishes at Williams Grove Speedway on October 5; third during regular show, fifth during Al Hamilton Tribute. Finished fourth during Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic 5 on October 6. Scored trio of top-ten finishes during action on October 12 & 13; third at Port Royal Speedway, second at Lincoln, and eighth at BAPS Motor Speedway. Rallied for top-ten finish (seventh) during 51st Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

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

2019 Wins: TBD

 

 

RacinBoys Offering Live Pay-Per-View Service of Nearly All Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Races and Others in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2019) - RacinBoys is pleased to announce its newest endeavor, which continues on a trend of promoting short track racing through live video broadcasts.

RacinBoys will add a new membership this year titled RacinBoys All Access, which will allow subscribers an opportunity to watch an entire night of almost every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event. The subscription also provides access to On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts.

"It's a trend in motor sports," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "We're excited to offer this option to watch almost all of the ASCS National Tour races. It will not only give access to the majority of the ASCS National Tour races, but full access to everything that's on RacinBoys.com, including the On-Demand section and audio broadcasts. You get much more than the ASCS National Tour races in their entirety. Our plans are to have no less than two or three live events per month. Sometimes when the ASCS National Tour isn't going to be racing we'll be broadcasting some regional events around the Midwest."

The RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month, which includes live video streaming of numerous in-season events (not the Tulsa Shootout or Chili Bowl) in addition to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races.

The only current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races not on the subscription will be those that are broadcast on Lucas Oil Racing TV, the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and the Ultimate ASCS Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

RacinBoys will also keep its current membership package, which will be titled RacinBoys On-Demand. It will provide live A Main video of all Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races except the 360 Knoxville Nationals and Ultimate ASCS Challenge.

Additionally, RacinBoys will continue PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group , which will debut its second season in April.

"We're bringing PRIME TIME back and will have all of our radio shows so we'll be free for anyone who'd like to watch," Traylor said. "Also, we will be on the road with the ASCS National Tour and will have a merchandise trailer selling a select number of drivers, ASCS and RacinBoys gear. We'll be broadcasting a free pre-race show on Facebook and Twitter from our portable stage in the midway so people can come by and watch us and check out the merchandise before the races."

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Pay-Per-View for Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Encompasses 24 Features Throughout Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2019) - Saturday will be filled with a busy day of features inside the River Spirit Expo Center as the final round of the six-day Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire has arrived.

Justin Grant captured Friday's preliminary night with Tanner Thorson placing second. The duo joins Christopher Bell, Shane Golobic, Logan Seavey, Brady Bacon, Kyle Larson, Zach Daum, Rico Abreu and David Gravel as locked-in drivers for Saturday's main event. Everyone else will be hustling all day Saturday for an opportunity to make the prestigious main event.

Races are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (Central) with a pair of O Mains. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide live Pay-Per-View video featuring multiple cameras, replays and more throughout the morning and afternoon before the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin with the running of twin C Mains at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

The RBN Pay-Per-View will showcase a number of talented announcers including Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters.

The price to order the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network portion of the day is only $29.99.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2019 SHOW BOMBSHELLS: NEW LINCOLN SPEEDWAY PARTNERS GOBRECHT, PARRISH AND HEFFNER JOIN KREITZER AS LEIBY STEPS DOWN; TEO SHOW UNVEILING REVEALS NEW GRAHAM-JOHNSON-PERREGO SDS TEAM; BRIGHTBILL REMINISCES ABOUT READING FAIRGROUNS SPEEDWAY, NASCAR HALL OF FAMER RAY EVERNHAM AND ERIN DELIGHT DAY ONE CROWDS

WALTRIP AND PREECE AND MS MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT HEADLINE SATURDAY SKED

OAKS, PA January 18, 2019 . . . The 34th PPB Motorsports Show at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA opened to a large and enthusiastic crowd on Friday, the first day of the three day event.

In a press conference called by Lincoln Speedway officials and conducted at 3:00 PM, Motorsports attendees learned at the same time the racing media did that Scott Gobrecht, Jerry Parrish and Mike Heffner had become involved as track investors. Don Leiby, who had been an owner of the track for 26 years, has stepped back from his involvement while Alan Kreitzer has reduced his stake.

One hour later on the Motorsport 2019 Show floor, Matt Hearn of TEO Race Cars unwrapped a new car in his booth owned by Ray Graham and dedicated for the 2019 Super DIRTcar Series. Driver Danny Johnson assisted with the unveiling, which revealed driver Anthony Perrego in the sitting in the cockpit. The two drivers will race TEO Pro Cars owned by Graham as teammates in 2019.

“Having the Motorsports Show chosen as the occasion to make such important industry announcements is a great honor,” said PPB Motorsports Show Organizer Len Sammons.

Ten drivers and car owners who were part of the history of the Reading Fairgrounds were on stage Friday night exchanging reminiscences, notably drivers Kenny Brightbill, Gary Gollub, Glenn Fitzcharles and Jimmy Horton and car owners Ronnie Kehl and Ronnie Leinbach.

NASCAR Hall Of Famer Ray Evernham and wife Erin Crocker Evernham closed out the Day One formal activities at Motorsports with a wide-ranging, humorous and thoroughly enjoyable one-on-one stage show with Motorsports moderator Paul Szmal.

The PPB Motorsports Show resumes Saturday from 11 AM through 9 PM with guest appearances by Ryan Preece at 1 PM and Darrell Waltrip at 2:30 PM. The Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports Contest, which will crown Ms. Motorsports 2019, starts at 7:30 PM.

Saturday and Sunday Show attendees are reminded that free courtesy parking lot shuttles run continuously during show hours, minimizing weather inconvenience.

PPB Motorsports Show Day Three on Sunday, opens at 11 AM and runs through 4 PM.

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for Third Year in a Row!

Knoxville, IA, January 17, 2019 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2018 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the second year in a row. Hafertepe, the two-time and defending American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned ten (10) of the first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Hill’s Racing, owner for Hafertepe’s #15H earned the “Team of the Year” award as well.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Seth Bergman of Washington, Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma, Mark Smith of Pennsylvania and USCS Champion Jordon Mallett (one first place vote) of Arkansas. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Terry Gray, SCCT champion Kyle Hirst, Blake Hahn, Sammy Swindell and Andy Forsberg.

Mason Daniel of California earned the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Rookie of the Year” title in his first full season of winged 360-cubic-inch sprint car competition. Jack & Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing (for the thirteenth time) and Mark Smith of Mach-1 Chassis (second award) will share “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the second year in a row.

In addition, Lonnie Wheatley (Dodge County Raceway Park/SprintCarMania.com) will receive the “Media Member of the Year” award for the fifth time. Emmett Hahn of the American Sprint Car Series received “Promoter of the Year” honors for the fifth time, and Gio Scelzi will receive the “Wild Card Award” in 2018 for his exciting performances in 360 sprint car racing.

The North American 360 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2019 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

360 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 1049 (10)

2. Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA, 440

3. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 272

4. Mark Smith, Sunbury, PA, 220

5. Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR, 210 (1)

6. Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN, 163

7. Kyle Hirst, Sacramento, CA, 148

8. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 136

9. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 114

10. Andy Forsberg, Auburn, CA, 106

(tie) Josh Weller, Mertztown, PA, 106

12. Steve Poirier, St. Mathieu De Beloeil, QC, Can., 101

13. Davie Franek, Wantage, NJ, 100 (1)

14. Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY, 97

15. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD, 91

16. Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA, 84

17. Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can., 72

18. Curt Michael, Ocean View, DE, 68

19. Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN, 67

20. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 52

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

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.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

 

 

Donny Schatz is North American 410 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for Eleventh Time/Greg Hodnett Named 2017 Recipient of “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport”!

Knoxville, IA, January 18, 2019 – For the eleventh time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2018 World of Outlaws (WoO) champion earned sixteen (16) of the nineteen (19) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Brad Sweet earned two first-place votes and the late great, Greg Hodnett, received one first-place vote.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Brad Sweet of California, David Gravel of Connecticut, Daryn Pittman of Oklahoma, and All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, Aaron Reutzel. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are Greg Hodnett, Tim Shaffer, Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo and Lance Dewease.

For the seventh time, the Tony Stewart Racing #15 team will receive the “Team of the Year Award” based on another strong season.

Kyle Larson will receive the “Wild Card Award” (his seventh overall between 410, 360 and Non-wing categories) for his exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2018. California’s Colby Johnson is the “Rookie of the Year” Award recipient in the ‘410’ division of the North American Sprint Car Poll.

Steve O’Neal of Port Royal Speedway earned “Promoter of the Year” honors for the third time in a row. Jack and Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing (their fourteenth such award) will receive “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the ‘410’ poll. The “Media Member of the Year” award will go to DirtVision.com’s Brian Dunlap.

“Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport”

Greg Hodnett has been posthumously honored with the “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.” Greg’s career began in the Memphis area in the footsteps of father, Hoyette. He became one of the greats with both the World of Outlaws and in central Pennsylvania. His passion for racing and his education in engineering elevated him to a level seldom seen as both a driver and mechanic.

Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are as follows: Dave Pusateri, the late Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland, Sammy Swindell, Fred Rahmer, Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, Dick Jordan, the late Fred Brownfield, Doug Auld, the late Hank Gentzler, Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Allan Holland, Dave Argabright, Ron Shuman, the late Kevin Gobrecht, Jack Hewitt, the late Jack Miller, Brad Doty, Art & Carol Malies, Dave Bowman, the late Ralph Capitani, the late Ted Johnson, Mark Kuchan, Steve Kinser, the late Don Martin, Steve Beitler, Lee Brewer, Jr., Mark Kinser, Frank Lewis, the late Earl Baltes, Casey & Beverly Luna, Elayne Hoff, Jean Lynch, the late J.W. Hunt, and Bert Emick.

The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2019 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the 2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

410 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 1720 (16)

2. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 1170 (2)

3. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 532

4. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 489

5. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 381

6. Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 283 (1)

7. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 274

8. Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 227

9. Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 210

10. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 202

11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 185

12. Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 180

13. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 137

14. Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 83

15. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 80

16. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 49

17. Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 47

18. Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, PA, 46

19. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 36

20. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 34

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

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.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

 

 

The New 82 Speedway Picks Up More Sprint Car Bandits Events in 2019!

Garland, Texas (01/18/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is excited to announce that 82 Speedway track owners Tracy and Shelley Peters have added two additional SCB events for the 2019 season.

Each of the three Sprint Car Bandits 82 Speedway events pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start at the 1/3-mile wide, sweeping dirt track.

Track owner Tracy Peters comments: “This is going to be our first full season of operation since acquiring the speedway, and we’re super excited about our events schedule. I met with Darin Short recently and he has a proven ‘track’ record throughout the past 18 years in Texas alone, not to mention 15 years in the industry as GM of three different popular chassis companies. We have commissioned Darin to help us with event packaging, publicity, online & offline marketing and other behind-the-scenes project work. As co-founder of the Sprint Car Bandits series, Darin and the Bandits team also brings 82 Speedway and our fans a top flight 360C.I. winged sprint car program.”

Peters continues: “I really needed a replacement event for Saturday April 27th, and the Sprint Car Bandits added a date to their schedule just for us at my request. We’ll also host the Sprint Car Bandits on Saturday June 15th and Saturday September 28th. All three events will pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start. I really like the Fan Fest component to all of the Bandits events, which will give our fans the chance to see the cars and drivers right in the grandstand area an hour prior to race time.”

An updated track schedule and website are in the works and will be unveiled in about a week.

82 Speedway is located on Hwy 82 just east of Petty, Texas, which is about 15 minutes west of Paris, Texas and 25 minutes east of Bonham, Texas. It’s really easy to get to from virtually any direction, whether you are in the Metroplex, Sherman, Denision; etc.

The track is a beautiful, wide and sweeping configuration; and the modern and elevated grandstands hold a massive 3,400 spectators. More track pictures and details will be released when the track website launches soon.

109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the Sprint Car Bandits series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield, Texas garnered the most points to become series champion.

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, Brad Wesp, 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.

Speaking of the Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest, each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display. The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing.

This new value-added component has no added cost or fee due from Series tracks or its fans. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions.

2019 Sprint Car Bandits Events Schedule, as of 1/18/19:

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.

We are in the process of renewing series marketing partners for 2019. If your business or service would like to be involved, just email us at SprintCarBandits@outlook.com and we will get back to you at once. Several affordable and effective options are available.

Each event consists of several marketing channels, including blasts through: email, racing forums, Facebook (series, track, sponsors, fans, racers, community event pages), event flyers, local media traditional forms of advertising, at-track on event night and out-of-home advertising.

We would also like to thank all of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series marketing partners, including: Eagle Powder Coating, 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.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their continued support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing exciting 360C.I. winged sprint car racing to everyone in 2019!

Please click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series.

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Announces 2019 Schedule

(Sodus, NY) As Sprint Car teams from all over the Northeast prepare for the 2019 season, Patriot Sprint Tour President, Mike Emhof has also been preparing the 2019 championship schedule.

The schedule has 25 locked in dates sprinkled in with a couple tentative dates still to be added. The tour will get back to several traditional facilities covering all of New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada. All full point events will pay a minimum of $2,000 to win.

We are also excited to return to Michaels Mercer Raceway, under the operation of Edward Michael. After a two-season hiatus, the tour returns to Eriez Speedway which is now owned by Dave Alexander.

Our return out west was thanks in large part to Scott Bonnell who has been a constant supporter of the Patriot Sprint Tour, including being our four laps of fame dash sponsor.

As has been tradition the last three seasons, the tour kicks off with a challenge event at the Outlaw Speedway with the Empire Super Sprints paying $3,000 to win on Friday, April 19. This is for Patriot points only.

The first full point event will take place at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua on Saturday, April 27.

Three races in May which include stops at Woodhull and Ransomville and a return to Fonda Speedway, now under the operation of Brett Deyo for the Earl Halaquist Memorial on Saturday May 25.

Two confirmed dates are currently on the schedule in June which is a return to Land of Legends for a second time and a traditional stop at the fast Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb memorial paying $2,571 to win.

July may as well be called the month of American money on Canadian soil as the tour will spend four consecutive nights in Ontario, Canada starting off with a night at the Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday, July 20 and a return to Cornwall Speedway on Sunday July 21. Both those shows will pay $3,500 to win. The next two nights will be spent at the Ohsweken Speedway on July 22 and 23 both paying $5,000 to the winner and a locked in 5th row starting spot to the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals in September.

After the teams recoup and have a few days off, they will turn right around the following Saturday (July 27) and head to Outlaw Speedway for the second annual Outlaw Summer Nationals paying $4,000 to win.

August has lots of tradition with stops at PST staple facilities which include Woodhull, Outlaw, Eriez and Mercer.

September is Month of Money “Act II” as a new tradition at the Land of Legends Raceway begins. The inaugural New York Nationals will take place in Canandaigua beginning Friday, September 6 with triple 20’s all paying $1,000 to win! We come back the next night with a $5,000 to win affair.

The following weekend is the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at the Ohsweken Speedway paying $10,000 to win.

We continue through the month at Outlaw Speedway on Saturday, September 21 for the third annual Outlaw Fall Nationals now paying $5,000 to win.

The season concludes as we are apart of Fonda 200 weekend on Friday, September 27 with a show up point event paying $3,000 to win.

Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com for up to date information pertinent to the 2019 Patriot Sprint Tour Schedule! You can also LIKE Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Race Dates for the 2019 Patriot Season as of Jan 18, 2019

Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) 2019 Schedule

April 19 Outlaw Spring Nationals with ESS ($3,000.00 to Win) PP

April 27 LoL Raceway FP

May 4 Rain date for LoL Raceway if needed FP

May 11 Woodhull FP

May 25 Fonda ($3,000.00 to Win Earl Halaquist Memorial) FP

May 31 Ransomville FP

June 15 Selinsgrove ($2,571 to Win) PP

June 22 LoL Raceway FP

July 13 Woodhull FP

July 20 Brockville ($3,500.00 to Win) SP-CP

July 21 Cornwall ($3,500.00 to Win) SP-CP

July 22 Ohsweken ($5,000.00 to Win Row 5 CSCN Guarantee) SP-CP

July 23 Ohsweken ($5,000.00 to Win Row 5 CSCN Guarantee) SP-CP

July 27 Outlaw Summer Nationals ($4,000.00 to Win) PP

Aug 2 Outlaw ($2,000.00 to Win) FP

Aug 10 Mercer FP

Aug 11 Eriez FP

Aug 24 Woodhull FP

Sept 6 LoL Raceway NY Nationals ($1,000.00 to Win Triple 20’s) SP

Sept 7 LoL Raceway NY Nationals ($5,000.00 to Win) SP

Sept 13 CSCN Ohsweken SP

Sept 14 CSCN Ohsweken ($10,000.00 to Win) SP

Sept 21 Outlaw Fall Nationals ($5,000.00 to Win) SP

Sept 27 Fonda ($3,000.00 to Win Friday of Fonda 200 Weekend) SP

FP – Full Point Show

PP – Patriot Point Show

SP- Show Up Points for Overall Championship

CP – Canadian Series Points

 

 

The Next Gang of Sprint Car Bandits Series ‘Fierce 15’ Driver Apparel Artwork Files Unveiled!

Garland, Texas (01/17/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is excited to reveal the next three t-shirt and apparel designs for Dalton Stevens, Mark Zoeller and Michael Day, whom are all are members of the SCB Fierce 15.

Several designs have been previously released (see recent SCB posts) and as the remaining 2019 driver wrap designs and sponsors get finalized, we'll be rolling out the rest of their apparel designs as they become available. We currently have two more in production.

All SCB Fierce 15 teams will be available during Fan Fest prior to each 2019 SCB series events. Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be held nightly in the grandstand areas of each series track about one hour prior to the scheduled start of hot laps.

The upcoming 2019 racing season for the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is going to feature several new fan- and driver-focused initiatives that will further add to the excitement and benefit level to all involved from event night to event night throughout the season, and today the series schedule is now available for viewing. This is the fourth season for the Dallas/Ft. Worth based series.

What is the Fierce 15? For those of you that may have missed out on last month’s news announcement, in the last SCB drivers meeting, a new driver rewards program was announced, and a total of 15 teams formed the Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15.” These drivers will receive additional monetary benefits from the new SCB merchandising program, along with another new driver rewards program called the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse.

All SCB rules-compliant and eligible drivers that are not part of the optional Fierce 15 driver program will still be allowed to compete in any 2019 Sprint Car Bandits event, as in the past, with no registration or license fee, at any point in the season that they are available to race with the series.

All teams in attendance on race night will have the same rules, same sign in, formats; etc. whether they are a Fierce 15 team or not, as long as they are SCB rules compliant. This includes all sprint cars that are 360 cubic inch and under.

None of the 2019 Fierce 15 driver reward programs are based off performance. They are all based on those drivers’ support of the Sprint Car Bandits series itself.

The Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse consists short-term sponsor-added purses that will reward the Fierce 15 teams that compete in each “4-Pack” of completed events in the season. This way, regardless of weather impacts, whenever four events in a row are completed, Fierce 15 teams with perfect attendance during those four events will all equally divide up the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse, again, regardless of performance. Then, the next Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse segment will begin; and so forth throughout the balance of the season.

Since the inception of the series in 2015, we have no issues whatsoever with any driver that competes in the Sprint Car Bandits that also chooses to race with whomever they like in whatever division they like throughout the racing season.

There are no anticipated rules changes to the cars themselves. We have a couple of small procedural changes that will go into effect in 2019, as were discussed at the drivers meeting recently.

109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield Texas garnered the most points to become series champion. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information.

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, Brad Wesp, 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.

Race fans can look forward to arriving an hour early to each Series event in 2019 and participate in Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest. Each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display.

The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing.

These new value-added components have no added cost or fee due from Series tracks. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions.

We are now just over two months away from the kickoff of the 2019 season and here is the schedule – as of today’s date. We have also been working towards having a Summer Break in our schedule, and we now have the schedule rearranged so that race teams wanting a break from the heat can get one – or choose to go race up north during the Month of Money.

2019 Sprint Car Bandits Events Schedule:

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)

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

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) - To be announced

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.

We are in the process of renewing series marketing partners for 2019. If your business or service would like to be involved, just email us at SprintCarBandits@outlook.com and we will get back to you at once. Several affordable and effective options are available.

Each event consists of several marketing channels, including blasts through: email, racing forums, Facebook (series, track, sponsors, fans, racers, community event pages), event flyers, local media traditional forms of advertising, at-track on event night and out-of-home advertising.

We would also like to thank all of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series marketing partners, including: Eagle Powder Coating, 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.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their continued support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing these new and exciting programs to everyone in 2019!

Please click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Continues PPV Coverage of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl as Numerous Racers Seek to Unseat Bell During Thursday's Prelim

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 17, 2019) - Christopher Bell has been nearly untouchable inside the River Spirit Expo Center during recent editions of the famed Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Bell has claimed his preliminary night for three straight years and he's captured back-to-back overall titles, becoming only the third driver to accomplish that feat entering this week's 33rd annual Chili Bowl.

Bell heads a talented list of more than 60 drivers slated for preliminary action on Thursday when NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier, former Chili Bowl champion Tracy Hines, Andrew Felker, Jerry Coons Jr., Ryan Bernal and dozens of other top-notch drivers will look to unseat Bell.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is offering live Pay-Per-View coverage of the action, delivering a live video feed with multiple cameras, replays and more. Hot laps will kick off the coverage at approximately 4 p.m. (Central).

The three preliminary nights thus far have produced stellar action with Rico Abreu and David Gravel recording top-two finishes on Wednesday to lock into Saturday's main event. NASCAR star Kyle Larson and Zach Daum locked in during Tuesday's event with Logan Seavey and Brady Bacon earning lock-in spots on Monday.

The Pay-Per-View broadcasts feature talented announcers including Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles also provide commentary throughout the event.

The price to order the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Saturday will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL PLANS STRONG 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. . . . .
NAPA RETURNS AS SERIES SPONSOR, USAC SPRINTS & MIDGETS, PA SPRINT SPEED WEEK, ALL STARS SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS ARE ON THE SCHEDULE

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (JANUARY 17, 2019) – Five exciting events have been scheduled for the 30th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway, in Bechtelsville, PA.

A diverse schedule of events includes three nationally touring racing circuits plus, Thunder staples like the Modifieds and the 410 Sprint Cars in a jam-packed agenda – that is highlighted by two lucrative $10,000-to-win events.

The 2019 season kicks off with a $10,000-to-win event on Tuesday, June 11. The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series competes in the Jesse Hockett Classic. ‘The Macho Man’ Brady Bacon is sure to put on a show, the Broken Arrow, OK native has scored victories in the past two USAC non-wing Sprint Car events at Grandview Speedway. Alongside the USAC competitors is the 358 Modifieds – Grandview’s top weekly racing division. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

The twenty-fifth scheduled Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek event takes place on Tuesday, July 2. Nothing is more American than 410 Sprint Cars and the fans on ‘The Hill’ know how to celebrate our nation. NASCAR Cup Series star, Kyle Larson has claimed victories in the past two Grandview Speedweek events – but with $10,000 up for grabs Pennsylvania’s famed PA Posse is ready to keep that payday local. The 358 Modifieds join the 410 Sprint Cars for a thrilling double header.

The NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets’ first recent appearance at Grandview Speedway takes place on Tuesday, July 30. Fans have been clamoring for the Midgets to hit the high-banks in Bechtelsville and you can be sure they’ll be ready for a good time. Familiar Grandview Sprint Car faces like Brady Bacon and Tyler Courtney challenge 2018 National Midget Champion Logan Seavey – and most likely some local flavor in what is expected to be an action-packed event.

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions return to Grandview Speedway on Thursday August 22 for the 5th Annual Levan Machine and Truck Equipment Thunder Cup. In 2018, Aaron Reutzel drank champagne from the two-foot tall gold chalice with confetti flying in the background. The best-of-the-best in 410 Sprint Car racing will be on hand for their second appearance at the Berks County dirt track.

The season closes out on Saturday, October 19 with the House of Thunder Halloween Party featuring the 22nd running of the Modified Traffic Jam. Lauded as one of the most exciting Modified races around the Traffic Jam boasts previous winners like Brett Hearn, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Horton, Ryan Watt, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard and Craig VonDohren among many others. A Big-Block vs. Small-Block rules package allows for a outsiders to try their hand at the one-third-mile Grandview Speedway. Alongside the Modifieds will be the Sportsman, and MASS 305 Sprint Cars.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 11 USAC Non-Wing Sprints 40 laps & 358 Modifieds Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win!
Tuesday, July 2 PA Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprints $10,000 to win & 358 Modifieds
Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets 30 laps & 358 Modifieds
Thursday, August 22 All Star Sprints Smoke on the Hill Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds
Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

Grandview Speedway Contact Information
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

McIntosh Races to Top Five Finish in Chili Bowl Debut – Youngest Top Five Finisher in Event History!

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (January 16, 2019) – He may have entered Wednesday night’s 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary event as a relative unknown in a Tulsa Expo Center filled with auto racing’s biggest stars including the likes of Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu and more.

By the time the night’s final checkered flag flew, a packed house all suddenly knew who Cannon McIntosh is.

After celebrating his 16th birthday less than one month ago, McIntosh drove the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 Midget to an eye-opening fifth place finish in Wednesday’s Hard Rock Casino Qualifier at the Tulsa Expo Raceway that included 72 of the event’s approximately 350 entries.

The fifth-place finish made McIntosh the youngest driver in the event’s 33-year history to finish among the top five on a qualifying night, a mark previously held by 2017 USAC Midget champion Spencer Bayston. Bayston posted a top-five finish in 2014 at the age of 16 years and three-and-a-half months.

With the fifth-place run, McIntosh will grid one of Saturday’s twin “B” Mains approximately three to four rows deep, pending Friday night’s winner redraw. Each of those “B” Mains will transfer seven to the 55-lap Chili Bowl championship “A” Main.

Following a solid practice session on Monday to shake down car, McIntosh was eager for Wednesday’s first dose of Chili Bowl competition.

“I’m just a little bit nervous,” the Bixby, Oklahoma native admitted prior to Wednesday’s hot laps. “I’ll just try to treat like another race.”

If there were any nerves, it certainly didn’t show on the track.

Gridding the night’s fourth of nine heat races inside the fourth row, McIntosh dodged an opening lap tangle and then promptly made his way into fourth before being credit with third by race’s end. Sitting sixth in passing point after heat race action, McIntosh started fifth in the second Qualifier and once again moved forward to claim a solid third-place finish and secure the seventh starting position for the feature.

As the green flag flew on the 25-lapper, McIntosh held his ground early on and began working the low side of the track to his advantage to gain ground on the leaders.

“The car felt really good there on the bottom,” McIntosh said afterward. “I felt like if I stuck with it, we could do something.”

He was able to do something, battling with some of the event’s legends as he battled past five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell for position and then made a late move past 2006 Chili Bowl winner Tim McCreadie to secure the fifth place finish in the closing laps.

“The car was great, when we were able to pass Sammy and McCreadie, I knew for sure we had a good car,” McIntosh said. “We just have to carry it over to Saturday night and put it in the show.”

While McIntosh has established himself among the leading Chili Bowl Rookie contenders, he entered the week with two full seasons of Midget racing action under his belt. After earning POWRi West Midget Rookie of the Year honors and ranking fourth in 2017 series points, McIntosh ranked sixth in 2018 POWRi West Midget points despite missing several events.

McIntosh has a pair of POWRi West Midget feature wins to his credit including a 2017 score at Missouri’s Springfield Raceway and a 2018 triumph at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.

McIntosh’s maiden Chili Bowl voyage is already off to a remarkable start. He’ll try to add to it on Saturday night as he tries to race from “B” Main action into an “A” Main reserved for 24 of the world’s racers.

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

2019 Quick Stats: 1 race, 1 top-five, 1 top-ten.

Up Next: 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals finale on Saturday, January 19.

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

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

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

 

 

LIMITED SPRINTCARS

Winning Williams

While Alex Williams has only contested a handful of race meetings so far in what is his first full season in Limited Sprintcars, that hasn’t stopped him from experiencing success by claiming his maiden feature-race victory at the Perth Motorplex over the Christmas-New Year period.

Stepping into the class last season and completing half-a-dozen shows, Williams added multiple achievements to his resume, picking up number of heat-race wins and minor podium feature-race finishes, along with placing fourth in the Limited Sprintcar Association of WA Series point score and second in the Perth Motorplex Track Championship.

However, having now gotten his introduction to Limited Sprintcars out of the way, the 24-year-old’s run this season has seen him go to another level, with a standout performance at the Perth Motorplex over the Christmas-New Year period delivering him with his maiden feature-race win.

Qualifying on the outside of the front row for the 20-lap feature race, Williams wasted no time, immediately moving into second off the start and then setting his sights on the leader, whom he eventually pipped on lap seven to take his place out in front.

Backing up his front-running form just a couple of nights later at Bunbury Speedway, Williams was able to continue his front-running form, rounding out the podium in third place. His consistency so far this season also has him occupying the runner-up spot in the current Limited Sprintcar Association of WA Series point score.

“We’ve picked up so much knowledge and experience since stepping into Limited Sprintcars so to put that all into practice and have it pay off like it did at the Perth Motorplex is really special,”expressed Williams, who had three-time World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden follow him home in second.

Spending six seasons in Junior Sedans, three seasons in Production Sedans and two seasons in Street Stocks, Williams’s speedway background was solely in sedans, but when the opportunity came to join the open-wheel ranks, he was more than eager to pursue it.

This opportunity came through his uncle Wayne Williams, who owns the # 47 Welcome Site Southwest & Event Rent / Southern Workwear & Ammunition backed Maxim, while the rest of the Williams family, including his uncle Kim,are also involved in Williams’s speedway career.

“There’s no way I’d be able to do any of this without my amazing family, who are my biggest motivators,”added the racer, who resides in the town of Rosa Brook, located just outside of Margaret River in WA.

“I’m very thankful to Uncle Wayne that he allows me to race his car, along with my parents (Jock and Lynda) and the rest of my family, who are always there at the track and ready to help me out. The support they, along with our sponsors, give me is the only reason I’m able to race.”

Enjoying a short break, Williams will next be in action on Australia Day (January 26) with the next round of the Limited Sprintcar Association of WA Series at Geraldton City Speedway.He will then be racing at Kalgoorlie International Speedway on the Saturday night of February 16, followed by the Western Australian Title at Narrogin Speedway on March 3.

Williams would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Welcome Site Southwest & Event Rent Southern Workwear & Ammunition Darnell’s General Store Rosa Brook Cottages O’Neill’s Service Centre Hadley Earthworks Arthur Wines Tyrepower - Margaret River Taz’s Taxis Margaret River Motors Impact Property Maintenance Cowara Motorsport Margaret River Windscreens

Special thanks go to hisparents (Jock and Lynda), Uncle Wayne, Uncle Kim, his fiancée Jess Crawford and their two sons: Izaak and Jaxon, along with his pit crew, family and friends for all their ongoing support.

To follow Williams and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Williams Motorsport # 47.

 

 

Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu To Race At Ohsweken Northern Summer Nationals on July 22-23

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (January 16, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce NASCAR Champions Tony Stewart and Christopher Bell and Sprint Car Superstar Rico Abreu will race at the 3/8-mile Ohsweken clay oval July 22-23, 2019 as part of the rejuvenated Northern Summer Nationals. The event will feature the three dirt racing aces in a pair of $5,000 USD-to-win and $400 USD-to-start 360 Sprint Car races on back-to-back nights. The event will carry marketing support from dedicated and loyal Ohsweken partners Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Nitro 54 Variety, Burger Barn, Pinty's Delicious Foods and Arrow Express. Race time each night is scheduled for 7:30pm.

Tickets for the Northern Summer Nationals will go on sale February 1st, 2019 online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/, while previous Major Event Ticket Holders can log-in to their accounts and purchase tickets beginning January 25th, 2019.

“We are extremely excited to have three huge stars in Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu coming to Ohsweken Speedway this July,” said Clinton Geoffrey, Ohsweken Speedway general manager. “We are thrilled we could deliver a show with two big NASCAR stars and arguably Sprint Car racing’s most popular driver to our dedicated fans for another big event in 2019.”

The event will mark the return of three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart to Ohsweken Speedway for the first time since 2013. The current owner of the All-Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series and Eldora Speedway is known as much for his dirt track achievements as his NASCAR success. A three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, four-time USAC champion, two-time Chili Bowl champion and 1997 IndyCar champion, Stewart is one of the most versatile racecar drivers on the planet. The Columbus, Indiana native also has three career wins at Ohsweken, including his first career World of Outlaws win on July 27, 2011. He has also won once in 360 Sprint Car competition, which came on July 30, 2012. Stewart is looking forward to returning to the track where he captured his first checkered flag with the Outlaws.

“I’m very much looking forward to getting back to Canada this summer. Glenn, and his team always treat us so well,” said Stewart. “I won my first Outlaw race at Ohsweken back in 2011, I remember it vividly. It was the week before the Brickyard in Indy and my victory lane check was strategically placed in the window of my motorhome for everyone to see at IMS. There is always such a strong contingent of cars that come to Ohsweken for the Summer Nationals. I hope we can put on a show for the fans.”

Christopher Bell will make his first career appearance at Ohsweken Speedway at the 2019 Northern Summer Nationals. The two-time and reigning Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Champion was also the 2017 NASCAR Truck Series Champion and is one of dirt track racing’s brightest stars. Ohsweken’s multi-groove racing surface will fit Bell’s exciting style well.

“I’m super excited to race at Ohsweken. I’ve always followed the racing there and it’s an amazing venue,” said Bell, a 24-year-old native of Norman, Oklahoma who was also the 2013 USAC National Midget Champion at just 19 years old.

Bell has four career World of Outlaws wins to his credit, including his most recent triumph on October 14, 2018 at Eldora Speedway in a Tony Stewart Racing-prepared car.

St. Helena, California driver Rico Abreu will also be making his first career appearance at Ohsweken. The ultra-popular driver has become a household name in Sprint Car racing over the past few seasons. Abreu’s No.24 Sprint Car has become an iconic threat to win on the national 410 Sprint Car scene in recent years as proven by his eight career World of Outlaws wins to date. Abreu is also a decorated Midget driver who won the 2016 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Championship with the Keith Kunz Motorsports stable. The 26-year-old, who lists Eldora Speedway as is favourite track, is excited to make his debut on Ohsweken’s high-banks.

“I was scheduled to come race at Ohsweken in 2017 before some extreme circumstances forced us to cancel at the 11th hour”, said Abreu. “I’m glad our schedule allowed us to come this year. I have never raced my Sprint Car in Canada. I get to race the Kings Royal at Eldora and then drive right to Ohsweken from there. What a week of racing! I can’t wait. Thanks to Glenn for inviting me back.”

The 2019 Northern Summer Nationals will also have connection to the 15th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals next September. The winners of the two-night Northern Summer Nationals will be guaranteed starters for the 35-lap Saturday main event.

The Northern Summer Nationals will also feature several support divisions over the two nights, including an Open Late Model showdown, the Race of Champions Sportsman tour, UMP/Canadian Modified Challenge, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Each division will compete on only one of the two nights, with the exact dates and schedules to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The complete 2019 Ohsweken Speedway Friday Night Excitement schedule will be released in the coming weeks, including details on the track’s 24th season opener and the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on Ohsweken Speedway, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com. _____________________________

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: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Nitro 54 Variety, Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Tyler Courtney Unanimously Named North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for 2018!

Knoxville, IA, January 16, 2019 – Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Indiana, today was named the 2018 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The 2018 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted the Eldora Four-Crown sprint and midget features and the “Tony Hulman Classic” amongst his wins. “Sunshine” earned all eleven first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are defending Non-wing Driver of the Year and Perris Oval Nationals champion, Kevin Thomas Jr., 2018 Indiana Sprint Week champion Chris Windom, Justin Grant, and USAC/California Racing Association (CRA) champion Damion Gardner. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are CJ Leary, Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon, Brody Roa and Dave Darland.

The Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing #7BC team with Tyler Courtney at the wheel, earned the 2018 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award.

CJ Leary will receive the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non-winged sprint car performances in 2018, while Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jason McDougal will receive the 2018 non-winged sprint car “Rookie of the Year” award.

Mike and Tim Truex of Loudpedal Productions will receive the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Media Member of the Year” honors for the fourth time in their career. Tom Helfrich of the Tri-State Speedway will receive his third career “Promoter of the Year” Award.

Joe Devin of DRC Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the eighth time.

The North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2018 at tracks and other locations throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2018 Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 1100 (11)

2. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 660

3. Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 375

4. Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 265

5. Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, 234

6. CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 229

7. Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 208

8. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 197

9. Brody Roa, Buena Park, CA, 142

10. Dave Darlan, Lincoln, IN, 135

11. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 57

12. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 49

13. Austin Williams, Yorba Linda, CA, 44

14. Charles Davis Jr., Buckeye, AZ, 40

(tie) Jake Swanson, Anaheim, CA, 40

16. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 39

17. Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA, 20

18. Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN, 18

19. Jason McDougle, Broken Arrow, OK, 16

20. Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA, 13

(tie) Steve Drevicki, Reading, PA, 13

(tie) Austin Liggett, Tracy, CA, 13

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

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

 

 

Inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway announced as richest two-day USAC Midget event in history

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 16, 2019…Nestled in an area known for bearing gold the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway will now be known as host of the richest two-day USAC Midget race in history, with the inaugural Elk Grove Ford “Hangtown 100” set to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19th and 20th.

With extensive support from Elk Grove Ford the two-night USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event will showcase a $100,000 purse, with opening night awarding $5,000-to-win and the 100-lap finale paying out a whopping $20,000-to-win. The final night will also be a solid $1,000-to-start.

“We are very excited to work with Matt Wood and Elk Grove Ford to bring a show of this magnitude to Placerville Speedway towards the end of our season,” commented track promoter and Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “When you look at tracks that are the perfect size for midgets, you certainly point to Placerville Speedway. It’s going to be an incredible show with all the biggest names in USAC racing from across the country competing in Northern California. This is going to be an event you will not want to miss.”

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 will add even more excitement by boasting a Trophy Cup style format with large inverts occurring each night. A $20,000 point fund will also be in place for the two days.

Thursday November 21st will be held as a rain date in case of inclement weather. Also sharing the card both nights will be the Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets.

Originally a gold mining camp known as Old Dry Diggins in 1848, the settlement earned its most common moniker of “Hangtown” in 1849 because of its reputation for vigilante justice carried out by hangings. After one such crime, an impromptu citizens jury met to consider the fate of the three accused. The jury wasted little time reaching a verdict, but the question was asked, what will be done to them. Someone shouted, “Hang them!”

The majority agreed, the historical precedent was set, and word quickly traveled, creating the famous and colorful Hangtown title. A milder name was then requested after a few years and in 1854 the city of Placerville was incorporated. The Placerville Speedway was originally known as Hangtown Speedway when it came into existence back in 1965. It took on the current name in the early 1980’s and has grown to be one of the more popular tracks in the region.

Reserved seating will be in place both nights at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 with more details to follow. Future announcements regarding the event will also take place throughout the season. To keep up with event news follow on Twitter @hangtown100

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

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, and Sierra Arbor Worx.

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.

 

 

Swindell, Abreu and Host of Others Highlight Thrilling Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Preliminary Night Wednesday With the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Offering PPV

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2019) - Wednesday presents the midpoint of five preliminary nights of action for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire and a stout field is on tap.

Five-time event winner Sammy Swindell, NASCAR drivers J.J. Yeley and Landon Cassill, former Chili Bowl champion Tim McCreadie, IndyCar competitor Conor Daly, Chris Windom, Alex Bright and two-time Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu are among the 60-plus drivers scheduled to compete.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network continues its live Pay-Per-View coverage of the spectacle, offering a live video feed with multiple cameras, replays and more. Hot laps will open the coverage at approximately 4 p.m. (Central).

NASCAR star Kyle Larson claimed Tuesday's preliminary night with Zach Daum earning a runner-up result. The duo join Monday's top-two finishers of Logan Seavey and Brady Bacon as drivers who have locked into Saturday's main event. The top two in Wednesday's A Main will also guarantee themselves a stellar opportunity during the event finale.

The Pay-Per-View broadcasts feature talented announcers including Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles also provide commentary throughout the event.

The price to order the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Eight Inductees Announced as “Class of 2019” for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!

Knoxville, IA, January 15, 2019 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2019. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 2, during the thirtieth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers

Richard Griffin – “The Gas Man” from Silver City, New Mexico was a legend in CRA and SCRA competition, compiling over 50 wins with those series alone. He was the 1984 Sprint Cars of Arizona (SCOA) champion and a five-time SCRA champion.

Jason Johnson – The champion of the 2016 Knoxville Nationals from Eunice, Louisiana racked up 256 career wins. Jason was a five-time ASCS National champion and a six-time North American Sprint Car Poll 360 Driver of the Year. He was the 2015 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year.

Stevie Smith – The son of fellow Hall of Fame inductee Steve Smith, Stevie notched well over 200 wins in his career while racing against the best in the business. He is ninth on the all-time World of Outlaws win list with 84. The New Oxford, Pennsylvania now Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native won the Williams Grove National Open three times, Chico’s Gold Cup, and qualified for 21 Knoxville Nationals finales.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders

Mose Andy “M.A.” Brown – The famous owner from McKenzie, Tennessee, frequently found his cars built by Les Hill and a young Jack Elam in Victory Lane across the country. His famous #44 car with Bruce Cogle Ford sponsorship saw the likes of Sammy and Sam Swindell, Chuck Amati, Bubby Jones, Hooker and Rickey Hood, Bobby Ward and Joe Saldana behind the wheel.

C.K. Spurlock Jr. – The Gallatin, Tennessee car owner turned car builder started in racing in the mid-1960’s, and would field cars named “The Loretta Lynn Special” and “The Kenny Rogers Special.” After years fielding other’s cars, he decided to build his cars in-house and Gambler chassis was born. The cars went on to win thousands of races and countless track and series championships across the country. C.K.’s Gambler cars were safe, fast and serviceable and changed the landscape of the sport in the 1980’s.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors

Thomas J. Schmeh – Living in Milwaukee in 1985, Tom volunteered to help bring the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum project to life. In 1989, he was hired as the Executive Director, and from 2008 to 2017 was curator. During his tenure, he also organized events such as the Brodix Tournament of Champions, the World Challenge, the Masters Classic and other events. Tom’s accomplishments and contributions to the growth of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are immeasurable. He is retired and living in Owego, New York.

Greg Stephens – For over two decades, Greg could be seen in his van, traveling the World of Outlaws circuit, capturing the series’ history through video, and getting it to media outlets around the world. He played a key support role as sprint car racing found its way to homes through TNN, ESPN, SPEED and regional cable outlets. The Taylorville, Illinois resident has shot plenty of races outside the sprint car world as well, and he has over 3,000 hours of footage on file. He has also produced well over 200 videos of his events.

Pre-1945

“Wild” Bill Endicott – From Indianapolis, “Wild” Bill was one of the true pioneers and superstars of dirt track racing. Though he had a few runs at Indy, his love and success came on the dirt. He was at times a showman in promotions with his pig as mascot, but he also set 5, 10, 25, 75 and 100-mile records at Los Angeles Speedway. He drove in fellow Hall of Fame inductee, J. Alex Sloan’s IMCA promotions at the age of 41 as the “Dean of Dirt Track Drivers.” Starting in 1915, Bill won over two dozen times with IMCA in the U.S. and Canada before his retirement.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “This year’s inductee group is another testament to the hard work put in by our 72-member National Induction Committee! We are really looking forward to our thirtieth induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, June 1.”

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

If you are in Tulsa, don't forget the auction on Thursday!

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Mark Kinser, Shane Carson, Greg Hodnett, JJ Yeley, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Ron Shuman, Chris Windom, Kenny and Lee Jacobs, Maria Cofer, Harli White, Dale Blaney, Spencer Bayston and more. Other items include tickets for two on our museum’s second floor for the Knoxville Nationals, valued at $792, a framed photo of Bryan Clauson and Jason Johnson, and other limited items.

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Peacock Excited for Classic Debut

The 2018-19 season is about to get a whole lot more exciting for Jayden Peacock, with the young 410 Sprintcar racer on the cusp of participating in his maiden Grand Annual Classic with the PJS Motorsport team.

Entering into an agreement earlier this season with PJS Motorsport owners Phil and Sharon Seymour,from Geelong in Victoria, to contest what is considered the most prestigious event in Australian speedway aboard their second car – the VA # 29 Arbon Equipment PTY Limited / HME Group supported XXX, Peacock couldn’t be more excited to tick the event off his bucket list.

Having had the perfect opportunity to get his eye in, so to speak, at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria prior to the Grand Annual Classic, the Redcliffe, Queensland-based driver won’t be flying blind when he visits the venue this weekend.

Experiencing an encouraging run during the recent two World Series Sprintcar Championship Speedweek rounds at the track, Peacock was able to build on his initial 13th-place B main finish in the third series round to come home seventh in the B main during round five.

“To say that I’m excited to contest my Grand Annual Classic honestly doesn’t even cut it,”enthused Peacock.

“This is without a doubt the country’s biggest speedway race and I can’t thank Phil and Sharon, along with the rest of the PJS Motorsport team, enough for making this a reality for me.

“The Grand Annual Classic is going to be tough and I’m very realistic about what we hope to achieve. I had some strong speed during the recent World Series Championship rounds at Premier Speedway, so I’m hoping to improve on that by qualifyinginto the feature race on the Sunday night.”

In the lead up to the Grand Annual Classic, where he will be participating in qualifying night one on the Friday night, Peacock will also be contesting this Wednesday night’s President’s Cup, which is set to take place at PJS Motorsport’s home track: Avalon Raceway.

The PJS Motorsport team is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Arbon Equipment PTY Limited HME Group A Plus Powder Coating Proctor Accounting

Peacock would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Speedy Race Industries Kellash Creek Pastoral Company Kaeding Performance Ford Wreckers - Redcliffe J Peacock Painting Ash Media Speedway Footage

Special thanks go to Peacock’s cousin and crew chief Aaron Broadbridge, along with Matt Black, Mark Farmer, Tyler Barton, John Cooley (Cool Chassis), Ken McNamara (KRE Race Engines), Glen Beaton, his dad (Jeff), his girlfriend (Reannen), Nick, and Vicki.

To find out more about Peacock and PJS Motorsport, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Peacock Racing and PJS Motor Sport.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, Auction and Polls Ahead at Chili Bowl! Wednesday, January 09, 2019

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, Auction and Polls Ahead at Chili Bowl!

Knoxville, IA, January 9, 2019 - The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 14-19, 2019. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “30th Class” on Tuesday, January 15, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 17. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced January 16-18.

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Mark Kinser, Shane Carson, Greg Hodnett, JJ Yeley, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Ron Shuman, Chris Windom, Kenny and Lee Jacobs, Maria Cofer, Harli White, Dale Blaney, Spencer Bayston and more. Other items include tickets for two on our museum’s second floor for the Knoxville Nationals, valued at $792, a framed photo of Bryan Clauson and Jason Johnson, and other limited items.”

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker says, “We are very excited to be naming our National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2019’ on Tuesday of Chili Bowl week. This will be our 30th induction banquet on Saturday, June 1, and it will be a special event for the new inductees and our many past inductees. We have to thank Emmett Hahn, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee himself, and his team for continuing to allow us to have a presence at their week-long indoor midget car racing event. We will also have a booth back in the trade show every day at the Chili Bowl, featuring books and assorted items from our museum store for sale. Memberships to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will also be available for sale.”

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2018 North American Sprint Car Poll awards will also be made each night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on the following schedule: Wednesday – Non-Wing, Thursday – 360’s, Friday – 410’s and Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.

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

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Strong Form for Madsen and KMS

Heading into the two biggest weekends of Australian 410 Sprintcar racing, Kerry Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team are in strong form.

Over the past week, the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim driver has gained control of the World Series Sprintcars Championship point standings lead, along with a top-five finish in the Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

After a fourth-place finish in last Wednesday night’s seventh WSS Championship round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, Madsen has taken control of the WSS Championship point standings lead over Steven Lines by a mere eight points.

Two nights after gaining the WSS Championship lead, Madsen and the KMS team made their one and only 2018-19 season appearance at Madsen’s home track: Valvoline Raceway. After the opening night was forced to be cancelled, due to wet weather, the two-night show was condensed into one. After the completion of the qualifying events, Madsen started from position 10 for the feature race. He managed to work his way into winning contention in the latter stages; however, he fell back in the final laps to greet the chequered flag in fifth.

So far in the 2018-19 season, Madsen and KMS team have now recorded eight top-five finishes from a total of 12 race meetings.

Starting with this Wednesday night’s President’s Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway (Vic), followed by the King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) on Thursday night and then the three-night Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic) this Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Madsen and the KMS team are in good shape.

“The major shows are the ones that you live to race for,” expressed Madsen, who has three Grand Annual Classic wins to his name and will contested the Saturday night qualifying event during this weekend’s Grand Annual Classic.

“The KMS team and I are gelling very nicely in our first season together, and our goalheading into all of these major shows, as it is whenever or wherever we race, is to win and nothing less.”

Following the Grand Annual Classic, Madsen and the team head back up to Queensland to contest the Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship on Saturday and Sunday night of January 26 and 27 at Archerfield Speedway. Madsen is shooting for four Australian Championship wins in a row, while the KMS team are hoping for their first Australian Championship triumph since 2012, when Brooke Tatnell came out on top. For the KMS team, Archerfield Speedway has been a happy hunting ground when it comes to Australian Championships, with Skip Jackson winning in 2001 and Tatnell in 2006.

Current WSS Championship Point Standings (after seven completed rounds) 1: Kerry Madsen - 1922 points 2: Steven Lines - 1914 3: James McFadden - 1796 4: Jamie Veal - 1639 5: Rusty Hickman - 1513

Krikke Motorsport’s range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30), raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40) and kids’ t-shirts ($30), is available for purchase at the track from the team’s transporter or merchandise van. 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 Richard Hathaway Photography

To keep up-to-date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.auor follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 



Bottrell Realising A Dream

Experienced Formula 500s racer Craig Bottrell thought he’d never get the opportunity torun a Sprintcar during his speedway career, but that all changed last season when father and son duo Greg and Ben Migro offered him the driver’s seat aboard their # 4 Murphy Limited Sprintcar.

Having raced Formula 500s since the late 1990s, Bottrell, from the Perth suburb of Leeming, Western Australia, was yet to set foot in a Sprintcar until midway through last year, when he was offered a drive in the Migro family-owned car, with competitive Limited Sprintcar driver Ben taking the season off.

Planning just to contest the Winter Series at Ellenbrook Speedway, one show quickly turned into the whole season, with the Migro family inviting Bottrell to remain on board throughout the full 2018-19 season calendar.

With around eight race meetings under their belt, the Bottrell and Migro combination was proving to be a strong one, picking up a trio of third-place finishes before breaking through to experience their first taste of victory at Bunbury Speedway.

Ringing in the New Year in the best possible fashion, Bottrell started out of position four for the 20-lap feature race and had already made his way into the runner-up spot by the opening lap, before making a charge for the lead in the closing stages of the race, which ultimately paid off.

“It’s honestly a surreal feeling just to be racing a Sprintcar, let alone scoring a feature-race win,” expressed Bottrell, who is the owner ofEmpire Graphics.

“I have to say a huge thank you to Greg and Ben for giving me the opportunity to run such a high-quality car, along with all of the sponsors for making this a possibility. Greg and Ben have been heavily involved in my introduction into Limited Sprintcars and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this win without them.”

Currently sitting third in the Limited Sprintcar Association of WA point score, the next round of the point score will take place at Geraldton City Speedway on Australia Day (January 26), followed by an outing at Kalgoorlie International Speedway on February 16.

The team will then turn their attention to the Western Australian Title, which is set to take place at Narrogin Speedway on March 3, where they will be hoping to continue their front-running form.

Bottrell and the Migros BGT Racing team is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 sponsors: Lend Me Penrite HRP Specialties Asteel Powdercoating Motorworld Parr Motorsports Performance Modifications Total Eden Briffa Race Engines Sprintcar Parts Australia BK Racing Ti Components RC2 Filters Empire Graphics Perth Tree Services C&R Motorsports Developments Transit Clothing TM Autos Ralph Lewis Murphy Solutions Murphy Race Cars

Bottrell would like to give special thanks to Greg and Ben Migro, along with the rest of the Migro family, and hard-working pit-crew members: Tim, Jono and Brad.

To find out more about Bottrell’s 2018-19 season campaign with the Migros, LIKE them on Facebook by searching BGT Racing.

 

 

BRODY ROA RELEASES AMBITIOUS 2019 SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE!

(Cypress, CA, January 15, 2019) Garden Grove, California racer Brody Roa has released his 2019 sprint car racing schedule. The agenda, which will be his most ambitious in sprint car racing, will see Roa compete in the USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Car Series.’

Roa, who will turn 28-years-old on January 25th, will be chasing both the USAC/CRA and Southwest Series championships in 2019. He will compete in every race in both series. In addition to his busy schedule out west, he will journey east to race in the grueling Indiana Sprint Week in July and has hopes of contesting the Corn Belt Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa on July 5th and 6th (the Corn Belt Nationals are contingent on Roa’s USAC/CRA schedule).

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Forty-two races are on the docket for Roa this year. His sprint car campaign will kick off with a Southwest series event at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Raceway on March 2nd. He will close the campaign back in the Copper State in November. Among the highlights are the previously mentioned Corn Belt Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa on July 5th & 6th, the grueling Indiana Sprint Week which starts July 18th and runs through July 27th, California Sprint Week which begins on August 31st and concludes September 7th, the November 7th, 8th and 9th Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway and the season-ending Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway on November 15th and 16th.

2019 Schedule

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

2019 will be Roa’s eighth-full season competing in the USAC/CRA Series. In the previous seven years, he has never finished worse than eighth in the championship standings. He has placed second the last two seasons, finished third two times, taken sixth twice and eighth once.

In addition to his second-place finish in the regular season standings in 2018, Roa won the coveted California Sprint Week Championship. All told in USAC/CRA in 2018, he only had one DNF in 23 races and had three wins, 17 top five finishes and 21 top 10s.

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, 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.

 

 

Bacon off to Fast Start in 2019 – Locks into Chili Bowl Championship Feature!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2019) – Brady Bacon is starting off the 2019 season on a strong note as he raced into Saturday night’s 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals 55-lap championship by virtue of a runner-up finish in Monday’s opening night of preliminary action.

On a rare occasion to race in front of scores of friends and family close to his native Broken Arrow, OK, upbringing, Bacon shook some Chili Bowl demons that have plagued him at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in recent years to lock into his third finale and first since the 2013 edition of the prestigious event.

“It’s such a relief to get locked into this,” Bacon commented. “Now we can relax some the next several nights and focus on getting the car right for Saturday’s feature.”

Running a limited slate of Midget events in 2019, Bacon was consistent throughout Monday night’s preliminary action aboard the FMR No. 76 with a run from third to second in the night’s second Heat Race and then climbing from fourth to second in the fourth Qualifying Race to put the Imperial Wagyu Beef entry fifth in the 25-lap feature starting grid.

Bacon made his way to third by the time the first caution flew after seven laps and had the topside working to his favor until a red flag flew at the midway point.

From there, Bacon kept the pressure on Brad Sweet and finally made the move for the second and final lock-in position on the 23rd lap.

“I think we had a car capable of winning, then everyone else found the top after the red,” Bacon commented.

With the second-place run among Monday’s field of 63, Bacon will start among the top ten in Saturday’s finale pending the results of the Pole Shuffle.

Bacon will be looking to top a career best Chili Bowl finish of 7th in 2008 with his next championship feature start resulting in a 22nd place finish in 2013.

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

2019 Quick Stats: 1 race, 1 top-five, 1 top-ten.

Up Next: Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals championship “A” Feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway on Saturday, January 19.

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

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

 

 

All Star Champ Reutzel Kicks off Chili Bowl with Race of Champions on Tuesday

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (January 15, 2019) – After an amazing first full season of 410-ci Sprint Car competition in 2018 with the newly-formed Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team, Clute, TX, native Aaron Reutzel is ready for his third dose of Chili Bowl action at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

And it begins on Tuesday night with Reutzel wheeling Joe Dooling’s No. 92 SR-11 powered Spike chassis in the 11th Annual Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions (VIROC). The reigning champion of Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series landed the invitation by virtue of car owner Dooling’s Chili Bowl win with Bryan Clauson in 2014.

Reutzel will then take to the track again during Wednesday’s Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night that will determine in large part his Saturday night Chili Bowl fate. A top-two finish in the feature would net his first Chili Bowl championship feature start with anything else determining his position among the day’s alphabet soup.

“I’m really looking forward to it, this is just a fun race,” Reutzel commented. “Being in the VIROC gives us some extra laps to get comfortable and dialed in and ready for Wednesday. And if the draw goes well for VIROC, hopefully we can put together a good finish there too.”

After a 2018 season that included 11 overall wins, this is just Reutzel’s third attempt at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Reutzel’s first attempt was plagued by mechanical issues that resulted in less than a handful of laps. However, Reutzel bounced back the next year in 2017 and very nearly drove the Tyson Hall entry into the main event only to be collected in a late-race “B” Main tangle while in transfer position contention.

“It’s the Chili Bowl, so anything can happen,” Reutzel commented. “But if things fall right, I feel like we can be right there.”

Reutzel will find out in short order if Chili Bowl luck is on his side this time around with Tuesday’s VIROC.

2018 Quick Stats: 73 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens.

Next Up: Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions on Tuesday, Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night on Wednesday and Chili Bowl championship Saturday.

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.

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway

Salutes Its Top Racers

MARION, Ind., Jan. 14 —Over 200 people braved a snowstorm Saturday night to gather at Eventfully Yours Event Center here to celebrate Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2018 season. The top-10 finishers in each of five weekly divisions, the Rookies of the Year, and special award winners were honored during an evening that featured recurring comments thanking promoter Jerry Gappens for bringing new vitality and regular weekly shows to the quarter-mile dirt oval. The track was only holding occasional events in the past several years before Gappens became the track’s promoter last year.

Approximately $3,500 worth of trophies and $8,500 in point-fund money was distributed to the track’s 262 weekly racers, who also shared nearly $250,000 in purse money throughout the season.

Taking home the biggest awards were the five driver champions: Clinton Boyles of Lees Summit, Mo. (non-wing sprint cars); Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. (UMP modifieds); Randy Lines of Marion (super streets); D.J. Holt of Marion (thunder cars) and Eric Solms of Fairmont, Ind. (front-wheel-drive compacts.)

The champion team owners were Paul Hazen of Columbia City, Ind. (sprint cars), Nusbaum (UMP modifieds), Sam Thompson (super streets), Holt (thunder cars) and Solms (FWD compacts).

Luke Harbison of Fishers, Ind. and Bryar Schroeter of Kokomo, Ind. were the co-Rookies of the Year in the sprint car division.

The Krider family of Garrett, Ind. has two Rookie of the Year in its household, as Lance won the UMP modified Rookie of the Year award and his son, 13-year-old Bryce Krider, was the top rookie in the thunder car division.

Jarrett Rennaker of Huntington, Ind. was the super street Rookie of the Year.

James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., son of super street and thunder car driver James Headley, was the Rookie of the Year in the FWD compact division.

The keynote speaker was Tom Bigelow, a member of both the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, and a nine-time starter in the Indianapolis 500.

He told the drivers to set big goals as well as smaller, more attainable goals to help them reach the big goal. He disclosed that he flipped in the first midget race he entered, but he won his first sprint car race.

“Learn how to drive that car, and don’t let it drive you,” he said. He also emphasized that drivers should take care of their sponsors and fans.

“Don’t just pack up and leave at the end of the night,” said Bigelow, who noted that he made it a practice to shake each fan’s hand after he signed an autograph.

And even in this day of engineers, he said learning how to set up a race car is still something each driver needs to do. “You need to know what’s going on,” he noted.

“The people in this room are the grassroots of racing, and the way you treat other people you meet in the sport is very important,” he emphasized.

Gappens said he is close to finalizing the track’s 2019 schedule, and the final version will include 20-22 events. He also recognized Susannah Stapp of Hoosier Tire Midwest, and thanked Hoosier, Marion Tire, Miller’s American Auto Body, Indiana Oxygen, Brandt’s Harley-Davidson, John and Sheril Long and Thompson Trucking for their support.

Several special awards were presented, as follows:

* Media Award: Chuck Landis of “The Chronicle-Tribune,” Marion, Ind.;

* Photographers of the Year Awards: Bill Miller and Randy Crist;

* Super Fan Award: Dale “The Candy Man” Korporal;

* Vendor of the Year: Scott Benic, Benic Enterprises;

* Track Prep Appreciation Award: Jason Martin;

* Social Media/Marketing Appreciation Award: Jacob Quick;

* Walt Disney Award (for taking pride in the track’s appearance): Aaron Bishop;

* “Agony of Defeat” Award (for surviving the most dramatic flip of 2018): Tom Davies;

* Fan Club of the Year Award: No. 00 Headley Fan Club, and

* Special Promotion of the Year Award: Holt, Ervin Turner of Marion and Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. for raising $5,000 to stage the “Thunder Car Rumble.”

More information is available on the track’s website at gascityI69speedway.com and by following it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

 

Don't Forget!

LIVE 2019 Chili Bowl Telecast The Best Dirt Car Racers in the World ...On MAVTV Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:30pm ET

(Re-air Sunday, Jan. 20 at 1:30am ET)

Corona, CA (January 15, 2019): MAVTV will broadcast LIVE the 33rd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire on Saturday, January 19 starting at 8:30pm ET. The HD broadcast features the world's best dirt car racers in action packed racing from the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK.

The entire 3-hour telecast will re-air on Sunday, January 20 starting at 1:30am ET.

With more than 300 entries, the 2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals field has attracted top American racers including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR, NHRA and USAC. Drivers hail from 30 U.S. states plus international competition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, making it the world's largest indoor race.

Back-to-back champion Christopher Bell faces the daunting task of defeating the likes of 5-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, 2-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet (Knoxville Nationals winner), Dave Darland, Damion Gardner, Jerry Coons Jr., and Kasey Kahne.

"Nobody presents grass roots racing like MAVTV," said MAVTV President Bob Patison.

The 3-hour MAVTV telecast will be anchored by Bob Dillner, with Ken Stout and Rob Klepper handling commentary and Dave Argabright working the pits.

 

 

"LIVE" - the World Famous Chili Bowl!

Saturday Night, Jan 19 starting at 8:30pm ET


Corona, CA (January 15, 2019): Lucas Oil Racing TV (LORTV) will broadcast LIVE the 33rd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire on Saturday, January 19 starting at 8:30pm ET. This HD broadcast features the world's best dirt car drivers in action packed racing from the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK.

The entire 3-hour telecast will re-air on Sunday, January 20 starting at 1:30am ET.

With more than 300 entries, the 2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals field has attracted the cream of American race car drivers including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR, NHRA and USAC. Drivers hail from 30 U.S. states plus top competition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, making it the world's largest indoor race.

Yearly Subscription only!

Lucas Oil Racing TV is currently available through Amazon Fire TV, Android Devices, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Roku, Xbox, and LucasOilRacing.TV for computers, tablets and smartphones.

 

 

2019 Schedule And More Released for Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Sacramento, CA)- With the calendar changing over to 2019, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series is eager to release their schedule for the upcoming season as well as a few new changes that will be in place.

Running for the past two seasons under the leadership of Rick Faeth and Glad Enterprises, Inc., 2019 will see series founder and sponsor, Roger Gleason of Joe Hunt Magnetos reassume the leadership role as he will work closely with long time car owner, Brian Sperry, and long time competitor, Scott Hall.

2019 is an exciting season for the Joe Hunt Magneto Wingless Series as the schedule boasts 11 events at six different facilities in the Golden State, including the series’ first ever appearance at Merced Speedway on July 20th, as well as two shows alongside the King of the West/NARC Series, and one show alongside the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Scheduled to kick off on February 16th at Marysville Raceway during the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial with a Non-Points paying event, the point season will come to life on March 30th at Sonoma-Marin County’s Petaluma Speedway.

A busy off-season for the series has seen multiple new partnerships made that will allow each night to pay $1200 to the feature event winner with each feature event starter taking home a minimum of $200.

Aside from the nightly purse increase, the 2019 Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series Champion will walk away with $1500 with the payout going all the way down to 10th, which will pay $700. On top of a cool payout, a wide array of prizes will also be handed out during the Championship banquet at the conclusion of the season, making this year one of the richest in series history.

A major rule change that will be implemented in 2019 will be allowing competitors to utilize a Roller Cam in their engine package. While the Roller Cam has been outlawed in years past, those who choose to continue to run the Flat Tappet Cam will have a bonus on the line each night. $500 total will be up for grabs with the highest finishing driver taking home $250, the second highest finisher snagging $150, and the third $100. If less than three drivers with Flat Tappet Cams show up, the unclaimed money will be rolled into a season ending bonus with the highest finishing driver in the standings using a Flat Tappet Cam taking home the remaining balance.

With work continuing to go on behind the scenes, stay on the look out for more information fan interaction plans, finalized format, and more for 2019.

2019 Schedule

Feb. 16- Marysville Raceway (Toller Memorial- Non Points)

March 30- Petaluma Speedway

April 6- Placerville Speedway

June 22- Calistoga Speedway (KWS/NARC)

July 7- Stockton Dirt Track (SCCT)

July 20- Merced Speedway

Aug. 10- Placerville Speedway

Aug. 17- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

Aug. 23- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Aug. 24- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open 360’s)

ON TAP: The 2019 season will kick off on February 16th at Marysville Raceway.

WINNERS:

STAY CONNECTED: As a new website gets constructed make sure and follow https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ on facebook as well as www.petersenmediainc.com for the latest news and information.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 see’s Gleason come back aboard as the series embarks on an 11 race schedule at six different venues.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Continues Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Broadcast Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 15, 2019) - The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire got off to a rousing start on Monday evening inside the River Spirit Expo Center, which hosted the first of five consecutive preliminary nights building toward Saturday's finale.

Logan Seavey had a perfect sweep, winning a heat race, qualifier and the main event. It marked his first career preliminary night win and a late-race pass by Brady Bacon on Brad Sweet netted the final lock-in position into Saturday's main event.

A new field of 60-plus drivers will take to the bullring on Tuesday for another preliminary night, which also includes the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network continues its live Pay-Per-View broadcast of the lap-by-lap action beginning at approximately 4 p.m. (Central) with hot laps.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson, Zach Daum, Tyler Courtney and NASCAR notable Alex Bowman are among an elite number of talented drivers aiming for one of the two lock-in positions for Saturday's big show through Tuesday's preliminary competition.

The talent isn't just on the track this week as the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has an experienced broadcasting crew featuring Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers sharing the announcer's booth. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles will also provide commentary throughout the event.

The price to order the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Brian Montieth will pilot TQ Midget in Atlantic City for Michalski/Franchetta

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (January 14, 2019) - Seven-time Lincoln Speedway track champion, Brian Montieth, will put his open wheel experience to the test on January 25 & 26, as the Phoenixville, Pa., native plans to enter the Atlantic City Indoor Midget Car Race for Brett Michalski Motorsports, Tom Franchetta, Sr. and Tom Franchetta, Jr.

Montieth, a Central Pennsylvania ace in the 410 sprint car ranks, will take the reins of the Michalski-owned TQ Midget and attempt to tame Boardwalk Hall for a first-ever indoor racing triumph for the Pennsylvania-based motorsports team.

“We are thrilled to have Brian Montieth drive for us in Atlantic City. He’s an exciting guy on dirt, so I’m sure he will be just as exciting on concrete,” Brett Michalski explained. “With all of my focus pointed toward our sprint car team and preparing for the 2019 season, I’ve decided to step away from any indoor racing potential. Brian was kind enough to agree to race for us. I’m sure he’ll do a great job. I’m excited to see how things unfold.”

Brian Montieth claimed his seventh Lincoln Speedway sprint car title in 2018, notching six marks in the win column to help pave his path toward the overall track championship. It was Montieth’s seventh track title in 11 years, claiming high honors in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2018. In fact, Montieth is now third on Lincoln Speedway’s all-time championship list trailing Steve Smith who owns nine and the legendary Fred Rahmer who owns 11.

“He has a stout resume,” Michalski added about Montieth. “Being a regular competitor at Lincoln, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Brian and get to know him, eventually building a solid friendship. It’s kinda neat to be the Lincoln Rookie of the Year and join forces with the champion. We’re privileged to have him.”

“We certainly wouldn’t be in this position without the help from the Franchetta family,” Michalski continued. “Tom Franchetta, Sr. built the car, with the help of Lou Ciccone. Tom Franchetta, Jr. has been a long time friend. It’s a great group to be around.”

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the indoor events in Atlantic City should visit the event live on the Web at www.indoorautoracing.com.

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.

 

 

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Begins Monday Via RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 14, 2019) - Practice is complete inside the River Spirit Expo Center, setting the stage for five straight nights of preliminary action prior to Saturday's finale of the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

More than 350 drivers are on hand for the midget spectacle, which has expanded to a sixth day this year. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide all of the action through each of the preliminary nights and most of the finale before the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) on Saturday.

Monday kicks off the first preliminary night competition with hot laps scheduled for 4 p.m. (Central). Defending Knoxville Nationals champion Brad Sweet, NASCAR competitor Chase Briscoe, Zeb Wise, Logan Seavey and Brady Bacon are among the talented group of 60-plus drivers competing.

With a fifth preliminary night added to this year's event it narrows the number of lock-in positions to Saturday's main event to only the top-two finishers in each preliminary night A Main, making the battle to finish up front even tougher.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will broadcast the event from hot laps through the checkered flag of the main event with a top-notch broadcasting crew featuring Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart and Brian Ward in the announcer's booth. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles will also provide commentary throughout the event.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY OFFERS VARIETY IN THEIR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2019

SEVERAL NEW CLASSES OF RACING COMPETITION SCHEDULED

BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 14, 2019 . . . More than three dozen dates of auto racing are on the schedule being run at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway during the 2019 season, the 57th consecutive season of racing action now being presented by the Rogers Family.

T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman stock cars will be the regular Saturday night attraction plus added attractions.

Adding variety to the busy schedule will be Wingless Sportsman, Enduro Racing, Blast from the Past Vintage Racing, Central Pennsylvania Legends, Mid Atlantic Sprint Series, East Coast USAC Sprints, United Racing Club Sprints with the possibility more special attractions being added to the Saturday Night schedule.

Those taking part in the two division Saturday night shows for Modifieds and Sportsman are reminded that a NASCAR license is required to enter the pit area. All Modified and Sportsman drivers must a hold a valid NASCAR license to compete.

Per event NASCAR licenses will be available for $25.00 for a single event or $50 for a 15-day three event license.

Visiting race divisions will not be required to have licenses but will pay a pit admission fee.

And to clear up any confusion regarding Saturday night Modified and Sportsman prize money the Modifieds will be racing for $2500 to win plus the $300 bonus bucks from T.P.Trailers provided the winning car has the T.P. decals displayed properly. The Sportsman will be racing for an increased purse along with $600 to win the feature plus $200 T.P.Truck Equipment bonus bucks making for a total first place payoff of $800. A feature winning Crate Sportsman, with proper decals, will now earn $900 to win.

The 2019 season will get started with Enduro competition on Saturday, March 23rd followed by the annual free-to-the-public practice session, open to all divisions of competition, on Saturday, March 30th at noon.

The second annual Bruce Rogers Money Maker Big Block/Small Block $7,500 to win 50-lapper is set for Saturday, April 6th. There will be no NASCAR license required for this event.

For the 30th year the popular Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, presented by Bob Miller and the Rogers Family, will bring a number of special attractions for the popular clay track.

The biggest event of the season, the 49th Annual Freedom 76 Classic, paying $25,000 to win and attracting many of the top names in dirt racing, will take place on Saturday, September 21st with a rain date set for Saturday, September 28th.

The full schedule can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com or check in at Facebook. Info can be had at 610.754.7688.

Complete details on track magazine advertising, event sponsorship and other marketing opportunities can be had by contacting Ernie Saxton (Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc.) at 267.934-7286 or esaxton144@aol.com. A brochure with full details is available.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (As of January 13, 2019)

This schedule is subject to change without notice. For information on events, weather, etc. Call 610-754-7688 or visit www.Grandview Speedway.com. A NASCAR license is required for all of those entering the pit area for a Saturday Night event.

Saturday night NASCAR racing features T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman stock cars plus added attractions from time to time during the season.

Saturday, March 23 Enduro 1 PM (Rain Date Sunday, March 24 1 PM)

Saturday, March 30 FREE to the Public Open Practice All Divisions 12 Noon

Saturday, April 6 2nd Annual Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker

50 laps for Big and Small Block Modifieds $7,500 7 PM

Saturday, April 13 Modifieds, Sportsman 7 PM

Sunday, April 14 Enduro 1 PM

Saturday, April 20 Modifieds, Sportsman & Blast from the Past 7 PM

Saturday, April 27 Modifieds, Sportsman 7 PM

Saturday, May 4 Modifieds, Sportsman & Blast from the Past 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 11 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 18 Modifieds, Sportsman & East Coast USAC Sprints 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 19 Enduro 1 PM

Saturday, May 25 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 1 Modifieds, Sportsman & Central PA Legends 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 8 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 11 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

$10,000 to Win. . Jesse Hockett Classic USAC Non-Wing Sprint Tour & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, June 15 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 22 Modifieds, Sportsman, Wingless Sportsman 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 23 Enduro 1 PM

Saturday, June 29 Modifieds, Sportsman, MASS Sprints 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car $10,000 to win Speed Week Series & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, July 6 Modifieds & Sportsman Firecracker 40 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 13 Modifieds, Sportsman plus Blast from the Past 7:30 PM Hatfield Quality Meats Night

Saturday, July 20 Modifieds, Sportsman & URC Sprints 7:30 PM

Friday, July 26 Enduro 7 PM

Saturday, July 27 Modifieds, Sportsman & Central PA Legends 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 30s THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, August 3 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 10 Forrest Rogers Memorial for Modifieds 50 Laps & Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 17 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM (Forrest Rogers Rain Date)

Thursday, August 22 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

SMOKE ON THE HILL III All Star 410 Sprint Car Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, August 24 Modifieds, Sportsman, Blast from the Past 7:30 PM

Friday, August 30 Enduro 7 PM

Saturday, August 31 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 7 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 14 WNPV RADIO NIGHT Champions Night! Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Friday, September 20 Sportsman 38 laps, MASS Sprints & Modified Practice 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 21 49th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic 7 PM

Saturday, September 28 Enduro 7 PM or if needed Freedom 76 Rain Date 7 PM

Saturday, October 5 Enduro 1 PM

Saturday, October 19 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM HALLOWEEN PARTY -- MODS AT THE MADHOUSE 358/Big Blocks 40 laps, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

Sunday, October 20 Enduro 1 PM

Sunday, November 10 Fall Racer's Flea Market Starting at 7 AM

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is a Rogers Family/Bob Miller Promotion - -30th Anniversary Season! Visit our web sites: www.grandviewspeedway.com and www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

For information on marketing through motorsports through Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing at Grandview please be in touch with Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286 or esaxton144@aol.com.

 

 

PHILLIPSBURG EASTON HONDA SIGNS ON FOR 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT MARCH 3-9 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The 2019 edition of the Quaker Steak and Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is into the final two months of preparation for the event highlighting the past, present and future of auto racing all coming together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. An incredible list of sponsors are signing on for the event and everything is pointing in the right direction for the fabulous week long gathering. The doors of the Phillipsburg Mall will swing open to the public on opening day Sunday, March 3rd starting at 1 PM with an autograph and interview session of Nazareth Speedway driving legends and honoring Nazareth Modified Star "Rapid" Richie Smith. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the Mall traffic and will run through March 9th

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The latest sponsor signing on for the event is Phillipsburg Easton Honda located just across the highway from the Phillipsburg Mall at 400 Uniontown Road In Phillipsburg, NJ. Phillipsburg Easton Honda has established a great reputation and clientele in the automotive industry for providing complete customer satisfaction through sales, service and financing. Whether it is the purchase of a new car or a quality pre-owned vehicle, Phillipsburg Easton Honda is a one stop shop to get you back on the road once more with their expert attention to detail sales and service. Call them today at: 800-761-0532 or check out their extensive website at: www.pehonda.com Showroom hours are: Monday thru Friday from 9 AM until 9 PM and Saturday hours are from 9 AM until 8 PM. Phillipsburg Easton Honda "where the prices can't be beat, satisfaction guaranteed."

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the twelfth edition of the 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. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications, Upstate Auto, Matt Mahoney and GA Motorsports Media have lent their support to the show and we thank them for joining us for a grand salute to the past, present and future of racing.

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 through Mibest Collectibles, Snyder Photos, Snyder Video, Gary and Ronda Phillips, Harmony Speedway/Greg Collins and Harmony Speedway/Archie Myers. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Cars, 270 and 600 Sprints, Midgets, All Sprint car divisions, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Accord and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 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.

The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing, go karts and quarter midgets 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 Quaker Steak & Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt.

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling show Organizers Bob & Donna Miller at: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

 

 

DARRELL WALTRIP’S FIRST NASCAR CUP RIDE TO BE ATTENTION GRABBER AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2019 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW JANUARY 18-20

WALTRIP WILL MEET FANS AND SIGN AUTOGRAPHS ON JANUARY 19

OAKS, PA January 13, 2019 . . . Out of the many race cars, more than 200, that will be on display during the PPB Motorsports 2019 Racecar and Trade Show, one that will get a huge amount of attention from attendees will be the two-tone brown No. 95 Terminal Transport 1971 Mercury Cyclone that NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip drove in his very first NASCAR Cup race.

The three day show, January 18-20, fills the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa with just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

And that first Cup race for Waltrip was the 500-miler at Talladega in 1972. He finished 38th after blowing the engine.

“It was a 1969 Mercury when I bought the car from Holman and Moody,” said Waltrip, a three time NASCAR Cup Series champion. The car had quite a history. The car had quite a history as it used the same chassis as the Holman and Moody 1967 Ford Fairlane that Mario Andretti drove to victory in the Daytona 500.

“It is a nice old restored car with a lot of history,”Waltrip stated. “It is actually race ready.”

Since that first start in Cup racing Waltrip became a standout performer as he was able to tally 84 victories of which 37 happened on Superspeedways. He earned 59 Cup poles. He is the only driver to win $500,000 in a season 18 times. And in 1990 he became the first Cup driver to win $10 million.

The 71-year-old was not only a big winner in Cup Series racing but also won in the NASCAR Busch Series, ASA, IROC, ARCA, NASCAR All-American Challenge Series, All Pro, USAC and ARTGO Challenge Series. He was also a top competitor on short tracks in the Tennessee area when first starting his career.

The popular FOX Sports TV personality, an analyst during the FOX coverage of NASCAR events, will be on center stage at the show on Saturday afternoon for two hours to talk about his racing career, TV work, books, movies, and so much more that has been part of his colorful career. Attendees will be free to ask the man named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers questions. And, of course, there will be autographs.

Headlining the show will be Waltrip and Ray Evernham along with Ryan Preece who will be looking to capture the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618

 

 

Rilat Set for Second Straight Chili Bowl Start With BDS Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - HEATH, Texas (Jan. 14, 2019) - Travis Rilat will be making his second straight appearance at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals this week.

Rilat is returning to the BDS Motorsports entry during the 33rd edition of the premier midget event, which is held Monday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Rilat's preliminary night is Monday.

"It's always exciting to climb back in a race car, especially since we haven't raced since last October," he said. "Bryan Sundby and his team always give me a great car so I'm looking forward to improving on how we did last year."

Rilat started off strong last year when he made his first Chili Bowl start since 2008. He won a heat race, placed ninth in a qualifier and ended fourth in the B Main to transfer into the preliminary night main event.

He finished 21st before capping the event with a DNF in a D Main during the finale.

"We got off to a great start on our preliminary night, but didn't get the feature finish we needed to set ourselves up for a great run during the Saturday show," he said. "I think it'll go better this year based on what we learned and how much more comfortable I got last year.

"The key to a successful event like the Chili Bowl where there are tons of racers is to consistently move forward whenever you are on the track. You need to always be passing cars and gaining points to put yourself in a great position."

UP NEXT -

Monday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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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 .

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race a few years ago," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

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

 

 

2019 Race Schedule for Silver Dollar Speedway

Chico, CA (January 13, 2019) …. Silver Dollar Speedway is excited to unveil 27 nights of motorsport events during 2019 at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA. The historic ¼ mile high banked clay oval race track is set to host a wide range of entertaining events led by the popular Friday night point championship season featuring the winged sprint cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks.

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

The season will kick-off with the annual Silver Cup Race of Champions. This race is scheduled for March 1st and 2nd. It will feature winged 360 sprint cars and the popular Dwarf Cars.

One of the highlights this season is the involvement with nearby resident Brad Sweet of Grass Valley. Sweet, who won last years Knoxville Nationals in Iowa and finished second in the World of Outlaw point standings, is teaming up with the Silver Dollar Speedway to bring back the Mini-Gold on March 15th. The race is a World of Outlaw sanctioned event.

The first of fourteen-point races will start on March 22nd. The season long point battle will conclude on Aug 23rd.

The bone crunching mayhem of the Monster trucks return on April 12th and 13th.

The first of five 410-winged sprint car events take place on May 3rd. The annual Bill Brownell Memorial fits in nicely the night before the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial on May 4th. The Bradway Jr. Memorial is a NARC/KWS event. On August 22nd, a Thursday night, the Speedway will host a second NARC/KWS event during their Speedweek. The race is set to feature NASCAR star and former two-time Gold Cup Champion Kyle Larson.

We remember David Tarter on June 14th and Tyler Wolf on August 16th. Each memorial race is popular with the drivers and fans. The Fall Nationals in tribute to Stephen Allard is held on September 27th and 28th. This race always concludes racing at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

The climax of the 2019 takes place with the 66th Gold Cup Race of Champions. The popular event will take place September 4th – 7th. The Gold Cup features two nights of World of Outlaw racing, the Gold Cup Platinum Cup and Dwarf Cars. Leading up to this event is the Kyle Larson Outlaw Kart Showcase held at the nearby Cycleland Speedway on Monday, September 2nd and Tuesday night, September 3rd.

Early July will host two popular events led by Fast Cars and Freedom on July 4th, fireworks and racing, and the crowded Dollar Night on July 12th.

For those wishing to practice for the upcoming season, we have reserved February 17th and 24th as opportunities for teams to get some track time.

For updated information throughout the 2019 please keep visiting www.silverdollarspeedway.com or follow us on social media at Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

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Classic Timetable, Ticket and Entry Information

Welcome to Classic week!

For those travelling to Warrnambool the following is a proposed list of events and information that may prove to be useful both during and in the lead up to the Classic which will be held on Friday January 18 through to Sunday January 20, 2019.

Tickets for the Classic remain on sale with 3 Day Passes as well as Single Night entry tickets available via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

Please note on-line sales are only available until midnight on Thursday January 17, 2019.

While there are many General Admission Tickets available, patrons are advised that the best way to avoid having to endure the ‘rush’ for prime General Admission viewing, is to purchase Terrace Seating, which includes a plastic reserved seat in turn two.

It should also be noted that these reserved seats are selling fast with under 180 remaining available for the Classic weekend.

With regard to accessing the venue, the following points are to be noted:

• All patrons are asked to take note of signage, as located at the gates, which will identify queues for Members and Season’s Pass Holders, Pre-Paid Ticket Holders and those wishing to purchase tickets.
• Chairs may be placed in an orderly manner in the correct queue on either side of the venue, however they are not to be tied, chained or affixed in any way to the gates, fence etc.
• Patrons are asked to return to their chairs, no more than 30 minutes prior to gates opening at 1.30pm. Any unattended chairs will be removed from the line.
• No additional party members, with or without chairs can join the queue at any place other than the rear. For example, if two persons have reserved their place with two chairs in the line, any other members of their party are to join the line at the back.
• Once admitted to the venue, patrons can set-up their chairs etc, naturally they can wait for the remainder of their group in their chosen viewing position and/or then seek a pass-out should they desire.
• Anyone choosing to obtain a pass-out will need to re-present the pass-out with their original admission ticket to gain re-entry.
• The reserving of areas on the spectator mounds using tarps, large blankets etc. will not be allowed. Place your chair and that is your position.
• These changes have been implemented to avoid any unnecessary discussion or confrontation on race day and will be supervised by Security Staff.
• In short, by-all-means reserve you place, don’t try and push in, be considerate and respectful of other patrons and the needs of venue officials with regards to vehicle access etc. This will result in everyone gaining access to the venue as quick as we possibly can as well attending the other Classic related events such as the Classic Breakfast and the Fan Appreciations day – which is for you the Fans!


Friday January 18, 2019:
9.00am – Public one-night ticket sales commence at Warrnambool side ticket boxes.
9.00am – Pit Ticket Sales Commence, from Pit Ticket Box.
9.30am – The Classic Brunch at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery between 9.30am and 11.30am featuring MC Wade Aunger and a Star-Studded Panel of Guests. Please note tickets are selling fast so call the Premier Speedway office on (03) 5565 1789 to reserve you seat.
1.30pm: Gates open at venue for pre-paid ticket holders and pass holders – one-night sales cease until 2.00pm.
2.00pm: Walk Up Sales gates re-open.
2.00pm: Band (The Stand-Ins) Begins in South West Conveyancing Live Site (behind Grandstand).
4.30pm: Drivers Briefing.
5.00pm: Sprintcars to in-field –Engines Start, Hot Laps and Qualifying.
Heat Racing
C, B and A-Main. –

Saturday January 19, 2019:
9.00am – Public one-night ticket sales commence at Warrnambool side ticket boxes.
9.00am – Pit Ticket Sales Commence, from Pit Ticket Box.
10.00am – The Standard Fan Appreciation Day at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery between 10.00am and 12 noon.
Key Events: Driver Interviews, Big Screen etc.
1.30pm: Gates open at venue for pre-paid ticket holders – one-night sales cease until 2.00pm.
2.00pm: Walk Up Sales gates re-open.
2.00pm: Band Begins in South West Conveyancing Live Site (behind Grandstand).
4.30pm: Drivers Briefing.
5.00pm: Band Completes Session
5.00pm: Sprintcars to in-field –Engines Start, Hot Laps and Qualifying.
Heat Racing
C, B and A-Main

Sunday January 20, 2019:
9.00am – Public one-night ticket sales commence at Warrnambool side ticket boxes.
12.00pm – Pit Gates Open
1.30pm: Gates open at venue for pre-paid ticket holders – one-night sales cease until 2.00pm.
2.00pm: Walk Up Sales gates re-open.
2.00pm: Band (The Stand-Ins) Begins in South West Conveyancing Live Site (behind Grandstand).
4.00pm: Helicopter to arrive on-site.
4.30pm: Sprintcar Drivers Briefing.
4.50pm – Presentation prior to hot laps of Best Presented Car and Crew – Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee award – sponsored by R & M Security. And overall fastest qualifier over the two nights. Presentation of Alan Pollard Memorial.
5.00pm: Sprintcars to in-field –Engines Start.
5.50pm: National Anthem
6.10pm: Heat Racing
D Main, C Main and B Main’s.
Driver Intro’s from In-Field Stage.
A-Main:
Presentations:

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

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Start Imagining Set to Help Race Teams Organize Their Data
Mandee Pauch Relations - January 11, 2019 - Start Imagining, a custom Excel spreadsheet solutions company for small businesses, is set to expand into the racing industry in 2019.

The business is operated and run by founder, Anthony Hussak. As a longtime race fan, Hussak has found the opportunity to bring his business into the racing community.

“My family and I love going to the races every weekend,” added Hussak. “We’ve always been involved anyway we can.”

Hussak has been a longtime friend and sponsor of Big Block Modified driver, Justin Haers.

“From a sponsor standpoint, you get a better appreciation for what goes on behind the scenes,” he said. “That’s where we saw an opportunity to partner with teams and see how we can assist with their data organization.”

With a background in engineering, Hussak excels in spreadsheet and database work, further advancing his worth in the industry.

“From a racing standpoint, there’s a lot of data that’s taken throughout the week and on race day,” he said. “Why not put this data to work? If teams are writing their notes down on paper, we can input this information into a database and organize it for them. It is exciting to think that information you are already collecting about your race car can uncover hidden trends and potentially allow for better decision making going forward.”

Hussak and his staff have reached out to several teams to get their feel on how Start Imagining can help them.

“We’ve corresponded with 410 and 360 Sprint Car drivers, Big Block and 358 Modified drivers, and asphalt drivers just to really understand what’s important to a team,” noted Hussak. “Including things such as how the weather impacts setups, gauging fuel mixtures, and performance of their car. Everyone we’ve heard back from has offered good insight and positive feedback on what we are trying to do. We’re still in the discovery phase, learning as we go along to find out what’s important to a driver/team and further our knowledge so we deliver the best possible solution.”

Start Imagining realizes that teams are very busy and wants their services to be user friendly and is flexible to work with teams on their weekly packages, special events, or select shows.

“They just need to take a photo of the notes and send it to us. We then take the photo and input the data into the database and from there we can generate a report that basically replicates the information but in a typed, easy to read format that’s emailed back to the team. Everything can be customized for a teams’ specific needs. If they want every event to be tracked or if they want select events or specific tracks instead, we can do that. Some teams may want more specific information reported on and a custom spreadsheet made for their internal use with visuals such as graphs and charts. We can do that as well.”

Hussak and Start Imagining understand all data is sensitive and will put non-disclosure agreements in place for all teams.

Even though the racing season hasn’t started in the Northeast yet, Start Imagining can work with teams on their 2018 notes to help them prepare for the 2019 season.

To find out more about Start Imagining, visit www.startimaginingbiz.com/race-teams. You can also contact Anthony to setup a phone call to discuss your teams’ needs at anthonyh@startimaginingbiz.com.


 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, Auction and Polls Ahead at Chili Bowl!

Knoxville, IA, January 9, 2019 - The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 14-19, 2019. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “30th Class” on Tuesday, January 15, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 17. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced January 16-18.

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Mark Kinser, Shane Carson, Greg Hodnett, JJ Yeley, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Ron Shuman, Chris Windom, Kenny and Lee Jacobs, Maria Cofer, Harli White, Dale Blaney, Spencer Bayston and more. Other items include tickets for two on our museum’s second floor for the Knoxville Nationals, valued at $792, a framed photo of Bryan Clauson and Jason Johnson, and other limited items.”

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker says, “We are very excited to be naming our National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2019’ on Tuesday of Chili Bowl week. This will be our 30th induction banquet on Saturday, June 1, and it will be a special event for the new inductees and our many past inductees. We have to thank Emmett Hahn, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee himself, and his team for continuing to allow us to have a presence at their week-long indoor midget car racing event. We will also have a booth back in the trade show every day at the Chili Bowl, featuring books and assorted items from our museum store for sale. Memberships to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will also be available for sale.”

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2018 North American Sprint Car Poll awards will also be made each night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on the following schedule: Wednesday – Non-Wing, Thursday – 360’s, Friday – 410’s and Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.

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

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

 

SWEENEY RUSH SERIES TO MAKE INAUGURAL APPEARANCE AT THE MOTORSPORTS RACECAR & TRADE SHOW AT THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER JANUARY 18-20
 

January 11, 2019
(By Mike Leone)

 

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to be participating in the 34th annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show fueled by Sunoco & distributed by Insinger Performance January 18-20 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. The Show boasts 240,000 square feet of nothing but racing! Matt Hill, the 2018 Delaware International Speedway RUSH Late Model track champion, will have his #84 on display throughout the three-day event.

"We're looking forward to finally having our display setup at this show with Matt Hill's RUSH Late Model," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "The Sammons Family that produces Area Auto Racing News does a tremendous job with the show and has hoped we would take part over the years. This is probably the biggest racing shows in the East, and with our growth in the Mid-Atlantic region over recent years we felt it was important for us to have a presence. We have to thank Matt Hill for his willingness to have his car part of our display."

RUSH most recently took part in the Northeast Racing Products Auction & Trade Show in Syracuse, NY in November, which is another very large area that's an integral part of RUSH. 2018 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series Champion, Jeremy Wonderling, has his #3J on display at that show.

The 2019 Sweeney Touring Series season will open April 17-20 for the second annual "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek featuring the $4,000 to-win "Raelyn Huffman Memorial" at Delaware followed but now what will be $3,000 to-win events at Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways!

The Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show is located at the GPS address of 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19450. Show hours are 2-9 PM on Friday the 17th, 11 AM to 9 PM on Saturday the 18th, and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday the 20th. Adult admission is $15 each day or $30 for a three-day ticket. In addition to numerous race cars, speedways, series, and vendors on display, many seminars, autograph sessions, and the popular Ms. Motorsports contest will take place. For more information, check out their website at www.motorsportstradeshow.com.

2018 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, 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.

 

 

DCRP Awards Banquet on January 26

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (January 11, 2019) – Dodge City Raceway Park fans, racers and crew members will gather to enjoy an evening filled with food, music and awards at the Saturday, January 26, DCRP Awards Banquet.

The festivities will take place at the Western Expo Center located adjacent to Dodge City Raceway Park at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City, KS.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets to the event are just $25 per person and must be ordered by January 19, 2018, to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485. Fans and team members alike are encouraged to join in on the fun.

The top ten in points in all five divisions (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks) that competed in at least 80% of the events will receive trophies and point fund money.

A handful of drivers earned championships at Dodge City Raceway Park during the 2018 season including Steven Richardson (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars), Nick Link (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Dusty Witthuhn (IMCA Stock Cars) and Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

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.

 

 

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA’S LINCOLN SPEEDWAY SCHEDULES A PRESS CONFERENCE FOR 3 PM OPENING DAY (FRIDAY) OF PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW; EXCITING FUTURE PLANS TO BE REVEALED

OAKS, PA January 11,2019 . . . A major announcement by Lincoln Speedway that is expected to catapult the historic Central PA Speedway to new heights has been scheduled for Friday at 3:00 PM on the PPB Motorsports Show’s Center Stage.

The press conference, which will take place one hour after the opening of the 2019 show in the Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, will include announcements, followed by a question and answer session from the racing press on hand for the occasion.

Members of the working press intending to cover the event must file for credentials no later than Wednesday, January 16.

Registration may be completed by accessing the motorsportstradeshow.com website.

Friday afternoon PPB Motorsports attendees are encouraged to attend the Lincoln Speedway Press Conference to be the first to hear the exciting news.

Fans will also be able to observe firsthand the interplay between media and Speedway officials, learn the media protocol for asking questions, evaluating the nature of the dialogue and, subsequently, read how writers interpreted the same commentary seen firsthand.

Lincoln Speedway, located in Abbottstown, PA, opened on July 10, 1953 and has operated continuously on a weekly basis.

Originally featuring Flathead Stock Cars, Lincoln replaced Stock Cars with 30 x 90 ‘Bugs’ which subsequently became Sprint cars that are featured today.

Lincoln has hosted World Of Outlaw Sprint events in past years and has been a staple on the PA Speedweek schedule. Most all of Lincoln’s races have been on Saturday nights.

Major improvements over the years at Lincoln have included moving the pit area out of the infield and onto an area behind the backstretch, expansion of concession stands and creation of auxiliary parking areas.

The 34th edition of the Motorsports show covers more than 200,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa with just about everything imaginable in motorsports. More than 200 motorsports vehicles will be on display.

NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham will headline the show along with NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate Ryan Preece. Many well-known regional, local and national sports personalities will be on hand.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618

 

Sarff Crowned POWRi National Midget Rookie of the Year Honor

Belleville, IL - After a grueling freshmen season with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Mason City, Illinois's Karter Sarff claimed Rookie of the Year honors and a fourth-place finish overall in the standings.

With one podium, five top-five finishes and 16 top-ten finishes, Sarff was the only driver in the top seven that was winless, a tip of the hat to his consistency aboard his Steve Reynolds Motorsports, Boss Factory Racing #21KS entry.

Sarff's best finish, his solo podium came in an impressive run during POWRi Illinois SPEED Week's opener at Belle-Clair Speedway. After starting 23rd by virtue of a provisional, Sarff charged all the way to the third position when the checkered flag flew.

"I met Steve Reynolds racing outlaw karts a couple years back," commented Sarff. "We started talking and about a year after meeting him, he called and asked if I wanted to run his midget in Florida for the POWRi season opener at Bubba Raceway Park. After a consistent run there, we committed to running for Rookie of the Year after Florida.

We have a lot of good people behind this team, especially the team owners Steve and Joyce Reynolds. Steve's connections with Flea Ruzic and everyone has helped me get to my goal of Rookie of the Year. It would have been nice to get a win in 2018, but our goal was to get Rookie of the Year and we accomplished that.

We definitely had a lot of good finishes. I had a lot of confidence in the cars and how Flea sets them up. We're really excited for next year because I feel like we hit our stride and I'm confident for 2019.

The plan is to run both POWRi and USAC in 2019. We'll go for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship and USAC Rookie of the Year. We definitely want to win races this year."

Sarff will be honored at the POWRi banquet on Saturday, January 26th at the River City Casino in St. Louis, Missouri. The evening will begin at 6:30.

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

 

 

K1 Racegear Forms Partnership with Petry Motorsports| Kyle Craker Racing for Chili Bowl Nationals and beyond.

Trying to establish a brand and grow a company in the competitive racing suit and accessory business is a daunting task. Especially in a market that includes staples like Simpson and Impact. And yet, K1 RaceGear, a grass roots company with its offices in Carlsbad, Calif., is making its mark with an aggressive approach, a quality product, and cutting edge designs.

General Manager and Director of Motorsports JR Twedt has made inroads in the Sprint Car market and is adding to his company’s dirt-track portfolio this week with the addition of Petry Motorsports driver Kyle Craker.

Craker will be flying K1 RaceGear colors in next week’s prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Center. The two will also pair of up during the 2019 season with Petry Motorsports to run national midget races on the POWRi and USAC circuits.

“Kyle and USAC, in general, is a pretty good fit,” Twedt said. “We’ve shown the most steady growth over the years in our Sprint Car market, and K1 is starting to see a lot of growth in all of our markets.

“We are a small grassroots company, and I think the dirt market is exactly that. Most people who live in that world fit in the K1 world really well. I’ve had Kyle on a deal a few years in the past, and with him jumping into a high-level class program with Scott Petry, it’s a good thing for him.

“You are always looking for brand ambassadors who really understand the game and for a young kid, Kyle really gets it. Working with him and working with Dave [Biro III] has been a great thing for K1 and a good intro into the midget market.”

Twedt and K1 RaceGear have a strong contingent of high-profile dirt-track drivers under their banner. The list includes World of Outlaws drivers Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen, and Brent Marks. Customers also include rising stars in central Pennsylvania and across the Sprint Car landscape.

The company has made noise in the NASCAR ranks, signing Truck Series star Matt Crafton. It was a move that propelled K1 RaceGear to another level and further solidified that this company was here to stay in all forms of racing.

Bringing Craker, a 17-year-old talent from the racing hotbed of Pennsylvania, makes sense. It’s the first step toward K1 RaceGear bringing its brand to the USAC Midget ranks.

“I’m very lucky and excited,” said Craker. “The opportunity came about at PRI, and I was able to meet JR and formulate a relationship with him.

“I feel lucky to be a part of it. They have a great team and are a growing company. At my age, for a company like that to get behind me, it’s amazing. That’s what we have been working toward.

“The quality and urgency they have to turn this around so quick was amazing. JR went out of his way to make this happen.”

You don’t compete with the big dogs in a competitive industry by luck or chance. It takes hard work and creativity.

Twedt and K1 RaceGear, which opened its doors in 2003, have both. Safety is priority No. 1, and the attention to detail and design are what have drawn drivers to the ever-increasing product line.

“Fire suits are simple and complex,” Twedt said. “The market is constantly evolving from what the good companies should still refer to as safety first or drivers first. But, we also live in the same world as the editor of a magazine or anyone who works construction. We live in a world of social media, we live in a world in which everything is at your fingertips.

“That’s changed the game a bit, but I think K1 and my commitment has been to change the game in the industry. That’s also become an expectation from drivers who know me. They know they are going to be safe in our stuff, and I’m going to be on the cutting edge of design with the latest and greatest stuff out there. It’s like a new toy. Guys want to be in the hottest new stuff and want to see it evolving.”

It’s part of what appeals to Craker, and it’s what stands out with other drivers who might be making the jump to K1 RaceGear in the near future.

Still, design and safety are only part of the equation. Twedt and K1 RaceGear are also focused on customer service, which shows in the decision to open a retail store in Concord, N.C., in the near future. “You’re going to see me in the pits with drivers,” Twedt said. “That is what this little company has done, and that’s my commitment to the industry. “It’s daunting, it’s tiring, and I don’t have the marketing budget of Simpson, Alpine, or Impact. I got what I got, which is work ethic and an amazing crew behind us, and we just take that out into the market.”

 

 

Classic Qualifying Nights, It’s time to get to work…..

The highly anticipated qualifying night split for the 47th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic has now been released, with two action packed nights of competition expected on both Friday January 18 and Saturday January 19 as all drivers and teams strive to be a part of the final night of competition on Sunday January 20, 2019.

With 51 cars drawn to qualify on each night, it is anticipated that the top 48 in each qualifying group will make the 12-car heat inversion. with the remaining three each night to start at the tail of the heat races. Sunday’s final night will see the top 48 in points from each qualifying night advance as part of the 96-car field for the final round of heats and the all-important Mains.

The lists of competitors for each night are as follows:

Night One, Friday January 18, 2019:
D2 Ben Atkinson
V2 Domain Ramsay
V5 Max Dumesny
VA6 Tim Kaeding
T7 Tim Hutchins
V8 Bobby Daly
N10 Luke Stirton
USA12 Parker Price-Miller
V12 Kristy Ellis
S13 Brock Hallett
N16 Daniel Sayre
W17 James McFadden
S19 Brad Keller
VA19 Daniel Newnham
S20 Glen Sutherland
NS21 Jordyn Brazier
T22 Jock Goodyer
Q23 Lachlan McHugh
T25 Jamie Bricknell
V25 Jack Lee
W26 Corey Eliason
V28 Andrew Hughes
VA29 Jayden Peacock
V34 Brenten Farrer
V35 Jamie Veal
N36 Eddie Lumbar
S37 Terry Kelly
N40 Chris McInerney
V40 Rusty Hickman
S44 Daniel Evans
N49 Ian Madsen
V50 Darren Clarke
VA51 Robert Nicholas
V52 Darren Mollenoyux
N53 Jessie Attard
V53 Andrew Thompson
N57 Matthew Dumesny
S63 Ryan Jones
V64 David Aldersley
V67 Luke Walker
S72 Chad Ely
V72 Jake Smith
V73 Charles Hunter
V78 Chris Campbell
V81 Robbie Paton
VA81 Rhys Baxter
N83 Peter O'Neill
Q83 Steven Lines
V88 David Murcott
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V89 Jamie Heyan

Night Two, Saturday January 19, 2019:


W2 Kerry Madsen
D3 Ben Atkinson Jnr
NS4 Max Johnston
S4 Lisa Walker
NT5 Danny Reidy
Q7 Robbie Farr
V7 Paul Solomon
W14 Jason Pryde
N15 Matthew Thomas
S15 Aidan Hall
V17 Dennis Jones
NT22 Leigh Barry-Mugavin
V22 Terry Rankin
W22 Brodie Minchin
NT24 Jamie O'Neill
S24 Ricky Maiolo
NS27 Kyle Angel
S27 Daniel Pestka
V32 Stephen Spark
V37 Grant Anderson
V42 Jye O'Keeffe
N43 Alex Orr
V44 Tim Van Ginneken
V45 Mike Van Bremen
N47 Marcus Dumesny
N48 Jackson Delamont
Q54 Randy Morgan
V55 Brooke Tatnell
N56 Mick Saller
V56 James Aranyosi
V58 Rhiannon Burleigh
Q59 Kevin Titman
V60 Jordyn Charge
T62 Tate Frost
N65 Brendan Rallings
V68 Brett Milburn
V70 John Vogels
USA71 Gio Scelzi
V77 Brayden Parr
N78 Andrew Wright
S78 Keke Falland
W80 James Inglis
S81 Luke Dillon
V90 Corey McCullagh
N92 Sammy Walsh
VA92 Rob Trewartha
S96 Brendan Guerin
S97 Matt Egel
W97 Mitch Wormall
V98 Peter Doukas
N99 Carson Macedo


The 2019 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort, KFC and Performance Racegear.

The Best Presented Car and Crew of the Classic will receive $2,500.00 with thanks to R & M Security and The Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee,

The Keyboard Racer Hard Charger in the A-Main on Sunday Night will receive a Free Sprintcar Design and Wrap.

Thomo’s Race Graphix will present the Hard Luck Award.

The fastest qualifier on each night will receive $1000.00 with the Overall fastest qualifier to be named as the recipient of the Alan Pollard Memorial Award.

The Ian Sheppard award for the Highest Point Scorer over the President’s Cup, King’s Challenge and South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will also receive $1000.00.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Easy Does it for Ellement and Muir

Since teaming up with 410 Sprintcar team owner and crew chief Mat Muir at the beginning of the season, Ben Ellement is thoroughly enjoying their 2018-19 season campaign, with fun being the name of the game for the Western Australian duo.

With Ellement, who has raced Sprintcars for well over a decade, having driven for his good friend Muir in the past, he was more than willing to take up the opportunity of doing so again.

Splitting their time between Cool and ART chassis in the early stages of the season, Ellement and Muir have shown solid speed in the WA # 53 MMS Civil / Ellement Produce supported Cool car, recently rounding out the podium during a USA vs Australia Series round at Collie Speedway, placing third.

“I’m really enjoying racing with Mat, as we both have the same goal, which is to have fun while doing what it takes to get a good result,” expressed Ellement, who contested a limited schedule last season aboard his own car.

“I’ve known Mat and his family for a long time and it’s very much a family operation which suits both of our lifestyles. We are just taking each race meeting as it comes and trying to enjoy ourselves and be as competitive as possible with limited track time.”

Previously experiencing success as a driver, that success continued for Muir as a car owner, with his list of accolades including winning an Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship with Luke Dillon behind the wheel and a World Series Sprintcar Championship round win at Murray Bridge Speedway (SA) at the hands of Matt Egel.

Not putting his car out on track last season due to business commitments, Muir decided to make a return this season, offering the driving duties to his friend Ellement, from the Perth suburb of Mandogalup.

“It’s great having Ben in the car, because we both have the same approach to racing,” commented Muir.

“We both love our speedway racing, but we’re determined not to take it too seriously and just have as much fun as we can. Any results we’re able to pick up in the process are just a bonus.”

With the remainder of the 2018-19 season not quite set in stone, with Ellement and Muir just taking things as they come, the next outing for the pair will be this Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex for the 12th round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series. The duo is already looking towards the 2019-20 season, with some big plans on the horizon.

Ellement and the Muir Motorsports team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: MMS Civil, Ellement Produce, FlowFactor, United Fluid Power, Design Signs, Territory Plant Hire, National Karate, and South West Conveyancing.

To find out more about Ellement and Muir’s campaign, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Muir Motorsports and Ben Ellement Racing.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Results Boosting Stirton’s Confidence

Following a character-building debut 410 Sprintcarseason where he struggledjust to qualify for feature races, Luke Stirton’sincrease in confidence is certainly being reflected in his results so far this season, with Stirton not only qualifying for feature races, but impressively challenging for top-10 finishes.

Stepping into the class at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, with his only prior racing experience being a couple of race meetings driving a Wingless Sprint owned by the late Peter Craft, Stirton had much to learn during his first season, making his way into a single feature race aboard his family-owned NSW # 10 A-One Charge Air Coolers / Pepper Money supported Maxim car.

That has all changed this season. With the 19-year-old racer’s confidence continuing to grow with each lap, he has well and truly reached new heights, qualifying for five feature races so far, along with being able to convert his qualifying speed into pleasing results.

Scoring a career-best sixth-place result during the Ultimate Sprintcar Challenge round at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway back in November, Stirton has managed to continue his momentum, most recently coming home just outside of the top 10 in the Harbour City Deal, also at Valvoline Raceway, which doubled as the seventh Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round.

“I’m very happy with how the season’s going so far and the results we’ve been able to achieve are really encouraging,” commentedRouse Hill, NSW-based driver, who has twoexperienced former Sprintcarracers – Adrian Maher and Justin Mineeff – providing valuable behind-the-scenes support.

“Each time we race, we gain more knowledge and experience, which has helped me with my confidence in the car. The biggest improvement for us has been learning how to qualify strongly in order to put ourselves in a better position for the feature race, which is already paying off.”

This Friday and Saturday night, Stirton will be back in action at Valvoline Raceway for the annual Scott Darley Challenge event.He will then be travelling to Victoria to participate in the coveted Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and having already ventured to the track to contest the annual Max’s Race last month in readiness for his Classic debut.

In the 2018-19 season, Stirton is proudly supported by the following sponsors: A-One Charge Air Coolers, Pepper Money, Motoradco Industrial Radiators, and Total Care 4WD.

Special thanks go to his dad (Paul), and his pit crewEvan Holborow, Andrew Williams, Alex Bowman, Cooper Hepenstall, along with Adrian Maher and Justin Mineeff. Apart from being Stirton’s engine builder, Maher is his driver mentor, a family friend and a driver for the family team before Stirton jumping behind the wheel.

To find out more about Stirton and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Motoradco Motorsport / A-One Racing.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Silver Lining for 24/7 Motorsports

While the 24/7 Motorsports team have been forced to make a last-minute change to their 2018-19 season plans due to an unfortunate development with regular team driver Terry McCarl being unable to pilot their car, team owner Ken Hutchins and the team have chosen to look on the bright side.

Considered one of the world’s leading Sprintcar drivers, American racer McCarl had planned to fill the driver’s seat in the team’s Vic # 24 Markscon / Mainline Dynamometersbacked ART machine during what is considered the busiest month on the Sprintcar calendar. However, due to business circumstances, McCarl is no longer able to do so.

“It’s an unfortunate situation, but one that can’t be helped,” stated Hutchins.

“In light of this development, we are pleased to announce that the team’s full-time driver in Paul Solomon has agreed to take over driver duties for the upcoming string of blue-ribbon events, including the Grand Annual Classic.”

A Sprintcar stalwart through and through, Solomon, who won last season’s 360 Sprintcar All Star Series with the 24/7 Motorsports team, has amazingly not missed a single Grand Annual Classic event during his 34 years; however, having only attended the event as a spectator, he had not yet had the opportunity to compete as a driver – until now.

“I’m absolutely over the moon to be competing in my first ever Grand Annual Classic,” enthused Solomon, who has been racing Sprintcars for the past decade, predominantly in the 360 class.

“It’s without a doubt the biggest speedway event in Australia and one that’s quite special to me, considering I’ve been watching it for 34 years. To finally come out from behind the fence and join the country’s best drivers on the track is a dream come true, and the goal is to try and make the feature-race field on the final night.”

Prior to the Grand Annual Classic, which will take place at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway from January 18 to 20, Solomon’s next event will be this Saturday night’s $10,000 to Win 360 Sprintcar All Star Challenge at Simpson Speedway.

His next event in 410 Sprintcars will be the President’s Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on January 16, followed by the Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway on January 17.

The 24/7 Motorsports team is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Markscon, a constructions company based in Moorabbin, Victoria, and Mainline Dynamometers, specialist dynamometer manufacturers. To find out more about these companies, visit their respective websites at www.markscon.com.au, and www.mainlinedyno.com.au.

To find out more about the 24/7 Motorsports team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching 24/7 Motorsports.

 

 

Helms to promote sprint car events at Waynesfield in 2019

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Contact: Shane Helms

shane@helmsandsons.com

WAYNESFIELD, OH. – After 16 years of operation, Waynesfield Raceway Park faced an uncertain future going into 2019. Owners Greg and Tami Shobe were thinking about scaling back operations at the third-mile high banked dirt oval known as “The Field.” Shane Helms, a former sprint car driver and successful Findlay, Ohio businessman, didn’t want to see the track go by the way-side.

Helms, who followed in the sprint car driving footsteps of his father Larry and whose son Caleb continues to drive 410 sprint cars, reached an agreement with the Shobes to partner up for 4 special sprint car events in 2019.

“Greg simply didn’t want the work and stress of preparing a track every week any longer. He has other jobs and his farm to run. I know he feels very bad for the teams that counted on running every Saturday and hopes they can continue to race at other area tracks. It was really a hard decision for Greg but I understand how he feels. I’m thankful he wants to work with me to put on some shows this coming year,” Helms said.

“The drivers all love to compete at Waynesfield. The high banking and speeds are a challenge. The fans love the excitement and entertainment a one-third mile track offers. We’re confident the shows we put on will be a success. We don’t have exact dates for the special events as yet. We want to work with the other area tracks so as not to create scheduling problems,” he added.

Besides the weekly divisions of non-wing sprints, modifieds, mini-sprints, trucks and compacts, Waynesfield Raceway Park played host to several traveling sprint car series over its history including the All Star Circuit of Champions, NRA Sprint Invaders, FAST and USAC just to name a few.

In 2019, Helms plans to recognize some of Ohio’s racing heroes at the Waynesfield special events including National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees Bob Hampshire, Jack Hewitt and Rick Ferkel.

“We may involve the NRA (360 c.i. sprints) in a show. All of the shows will be very good paying events,” Helms said. “I grew up watching Rick Ferkel and Jack Hewitt and all the great drivers Bob Hampshire had in his cars. These three gentlemen mean everything to racing in Ohio and the region.”

The Bob Hampshire Classic 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.

Last year the Bob Hampshire Classic was held at Waynesfield Raceway Park under the All Star Circuit of Champions sanction and NASCAR truck series champion Christopher Bell of Oklahoma scored the May 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.

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 victory.

Waynesfield has played host to the Jack Hewitt Classic 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 the 2018 season was the all-time leader in USAC Silver Crown wins (Kody Swanson surpassed the mark in 2018).

Lee Underwood scored the Jack Hewitt Classic win at Waynesfield in 2018 as the event was sanctioned by the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.

“In keeping with tradition this race will be a non-wing sprint car event and could be sanctioned by BOSS. We are also discussing having winged sprints with this show, possibly with the FAST group,” 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

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

Officials including General Manager Rod Olson and owner Adam Adamson from the Park Jefferson Speedway and AtoZ Promotions are pleased to announce the 2019 racing schedule for the Sioux City based speedway. Fans will once again be treated to one of the most diverse schedules found anywhere in the country. The track will once again feature the IMCA Sanction for all 6 of its weekly divisions. Headlining the program will be the Artworks Graphics IMCA Modifieds and the IMCA Sprint Cars. Joining them weekly will be the J&J Fitting IMCA Stock Cars, the IMCA Sport Modifieds, the Z98 IMCA Hobby Stocks and the IMCA Sport Compacts. Park Jefferson officials are pleased to announce that teams competing for track points will be able to solely focus on Saturday nights as any race conducted on a night other than Saturdays will be state, regional and national points only in a draw/redraw format.
Park Jefferson will continue to host some of the top regional and national competitors. The track will see the return of the $10,000 to win Pepsi South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals, the Zeitner Trucking sponsored SLMR Late Models and the United States Modified Touring Series. A fan favorite, the Late Model Street Stocks will return on June 8th to sanction the Mark Lloyd Memorial honoring the former Park Jefferson worker. Also involved will be nights featuring the Nebraska Mod Lites and the MSTS and Nebraska 360 series.
The new exciting feature for 2019 is the announcement that the IMCA Dirt Knights will return to Park Jefferson as the sanctioning body for the Championship Night of the Iron Cup. Joining them on the card will be the Sprint Series of Nebraska to headline the IMCA Sprint Cars. Both series will feature heavily to anchor the J&J Fitting Iron Cup.
The other new feature in 2019 is the announcement of the first ever IMCA DeFroster. The IMCA DeFroster will be a 2 day on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. Drivers will be coming from across the upper Midwest to compete. The complete schedule including classes can be found at www.parkjeff.com/schedule
For more information and to follow online, go to www.parkjeff.com. For further questions please contact Adam at the track at 712-202-5540 or by email at adam@parkjeff.com.

 

Swindell Searching for Sixth Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Title

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2019) - There is no more of a decorated driver entering the famed Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals than Sammy Swindell.

Swindell has earned the most event victories - five - and the most Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions wins - four - throughout the storied history of the marquee midget event, which is held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., next week.

"Mainly staying out of trouble and having a good car where you can run anywhere you need to run," Swindell noted as the keys for his success. "I try to get my car where I can run almost anywhere. When you get to traffic sometimes you have to go to the other lane and you need to be good everywhere."

Swindell will tackle the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions next Tuesday before his preliminary night the following day. The event concludes on Jan. 19.

"You just have to take whatever you can get and try to avoid a lot of things," he said. "(The preliminary night heat race) can definitely make or break you. I've been on both sides there. If you don't get through that and the qualifier it puts you behind."

Swindell will be using a different engine than he's used to, which made his appearance during the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals in late November very important.

"This motor is a little different than the motor last year so we were able to do a couple of things," he said. "Some of the circumstances got us. In my heat race I was well in a transfer and hit a rut wrong. From there on out we were in the back. However, racing that event helped us sort out some things we wouldn't be able to do at the Chili Bowl."

Swindell Motorsports will also have a second entry at the Chili Bowl with Ryan Bernal piloting the No. 39. His preliminary night is Thursday, Jan. 18.

"We want to thank Bertrand Motorsports and Stanton Racing Engines for the engines we will use in both cars during the Chili Bowl," Swindell added.

UP NEXT -

Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Premier Truck Group, CP Pistons, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Chase Johnson Aiming to Repeat Success at Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2019) - Confidence is at an all-time high for Chase Johnson entering the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next week.

Johnson posted his career-best preliminary night finish of third before he garnered a career-best eighth-place result in the finale during last year's edition of the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"I knew if I got the opportunity in good equipment I felt like I could be a contender, especially on our prelim night," he said. "I had more confidence going in, which is weird to say because it was the first race with the Morris Motorsports team and not being in a midget for so long.

"Things went our way and it worked out in our favor and we made the best of it. The years before you learned a certain type of style you have to race that event with. It's different than other events because of how many cars there are and how chaotic it can be. You have to have a different mindset. If you have the mindset where you don't need to win the race or be a hero, you just need to pass a couple of cars and not go backwards, you'll be fine. You have to be aggressive, but not too aggressive."

Johnson's debut with the Del Morris owned Morris Motorsports yielded great results during the 2018 Chili Bowl and the team competed twice during the regular season with Johnson earning his first career midget triumph.

"I'm more confident than I was last year," he said. "At the same time it's hard to expect the same result as last year. You can't expect a whole bunch. Del has a new car and a new engine so he's giving me all the tools I need to do what I need to do. Hopefully it works out in our favor again this year."

Johnson's preliminary night is scheduled for next Thursday, Jan. 17, before the event concludes on Jan. 19.

"We're excited about going back to Tulsa with Chase and we're looking forward to improving our program and getting even better results," Morris said.

UP NEXT -

Jan. 17 and Jan. 19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

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

Johnson would also like to thank Safecraft Safety Equipment, 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, Shifty Illusions and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. and Bergman Guide Team Eights Into Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2019) - The Team Eights duo of Tony Bruce Jr. and Seth Bergman will venture to the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next week in search of career-best outings at the oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Bruce Jr. posted a career-best finish in 2016 when he placed 12 th in a preliminary night A Main before ending 13th in a B Main during the finale. Bergman recorded a career-best ninth-place run during preliminary action in 2015 before capping the event with a 19 th-place finish in a B Main on the final night of competition. This year marks the first time with Bergman behind the wheel of a Team Eights entry during the Chili Bowl.

"It's a team effort," Bruce Jr. said. "I feel like it helps having a second car. Having someone like Seth that I can relate to and be able to bounce ideas off, I think it's a big benefit in having a teammate."

Bruce Jr. has been pleased with the team's speed each year.

"We've always had really good speed," he added. "We just need a couple of things to go our way. One year we were just outside the top five on our prelim night and broke a belt. That pretty much ended our event."

This year Bruce Jr. will race next Tuesday with Bergman competing on Thursday, Jan. 17. The finale is Jan. 19.

"We've been working on the cars and got everything ready," Bruce Jr. said. "As far as our program goes we're right there. We have good speed in the race car. That's always the hardest thing to find. Now we just have to go there and remain focused and get the job done."

UP NEXT -

Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Eagle Motorsports, Hinchman Racewear, The Oil Medics, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Andrews Pumped for Fourth Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Following Switch to Toyota

Inside Line Promotions - SANDUSKY, Ohio (Jan. 9, 2019) - The move to Toyota engines by Thomas Motorsports has Chris Andrews excited for his fourth shot at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next week during the 33 rd edition of the midget event, which is held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

In arguably the biggest midget car race in the world - there are more than 350 entries this year - having that confidence is huge for Andrews.

"Tyler (Thomas) said the Toyota has made all the difference in the world in not only the horsepower, but how the cars handle," Andrews said. "I'm pumped up to get to work. Last year we were on pace for my most successful Chili Bowl. We won our heat on our qualifying night, but got involved in someone else's crash in the feature which put us in one of the D Mains Saturday. I know we can improve on that this year with a little bit of luck."

Andrews is part of a three-car team that also features Thomas and Hayden Williams.

"I'm beginning to get a little more comfortable in the midget," said Andrews, who runs 410ci winged sprint cars around Ohio. "I need to be able to give more feedback to Brian (Thomas) and Tyler to help them get me more comfortable in the midget. I've done a lot more iRacing the past couple of weeks and I really think that will help. Coming from winged sprint cars it's hard to understand how to get the feel of a midget at first. I found myself the first couple of years snapping back to my sprint car instincts and I can't do that. I need to be able to run the berm and the slick better."

Andrews will tackle preliminary action next Tuesday before the Chili Bowl finale on Jan. 19.

As for the 2019 season, Andrews has parted ways with the Burmeister Racing sprint car team and is weighing his options.

"I can't thank Sharon Burmeister, Rollie and all the guys enough for the opportunity," he said. "We won a lot of races in the 12 years I drove the No. 16 car. I wish them all the best. I have a few things I'm working on. I'm confident I will be in a sprint car this summer."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Jan. 19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

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"We brought Channel Seed on board for the sprint car last year and they really liked the exposure," Andrews said. "I look forward to continuing to grow that relationship in 2019. I also can't thank Brian, Kristi and Tyler Thomas enough for the opportunity and all the help they've given me for the Chili Bowl. They make me feel like a part of their family."

Andrews would also like to thank Edwards Agriculture and BT Machine for their support at the Chili Bowl.

 

 

Taylor has Fresh Car, Engine and Confidence for Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (Jan. 9, 2019) - Zac Taylor is healed up, has a new car and fresh engine, and is riding a wave of confidence heading into the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals hosted inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., next week.

Toward the end of the 2018 racing season Taylor was injured in a non-racing incident, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. That injury has healed and Taylor and the Todd Henry owned midget team have assembled a new chassis.

"The collar bone is healed up and I've been working on getting physically ready for the 2019 season," Taylor said. "We have a newer car and I'm excited to see how it performs. Last year we fought engine issues all season and we diagnosed that as being a problem with the crank triggers. We went to a newer style, one they use on drag cars, and the engine went to Stanton's. They went through it and it's ready to go."

Taylor will be competing in his fourth Chili Bowl and his second in a row with Henry, who he has driven for the past couple of seasons along with the competing in his family's 360ci winged sprint car. Last year was Taylor's most successful Chili Bowl outing, making it into his qualifying night A Main and garnering enough points to start a C Main during the finale.

"To make it to a C Main on Saturday with the level of competition and equipment was remarkable for our little team," he said. "We are excited to improve on that performance this year."

There are more than 350 entries for the 2019 Chili Bowl and Taylor will compete on Thursday, Jan. 17, as well as during the event finale on Jan. 19.

"The heat race is the key," he said. "If you start up front you have to stay there and if you are in the back you better pass a lot of cars and get in the qualifier. We were able to pass cars in the heat last year and hold our own in the qualifier. I had a shot at advancing into a B Main on Saturday, but packed a wheel and got frustrated and lost concentration. I have to remain focused and determined all week."

As for the 2019 season, Taylor said he and Henry will once again team up for midget events. He added the family 360ci sprint car plans are to get to some bigger races in the region.

"I want to get more seat time and experience against national caliber teams," he said.

UP NEXT -

Jan. 17 and Jan. 19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

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"We are excited to partner with SuperClean again in 2019," Taylor said. "It was a great relationship last year and we handed out a ton of their product. We are also excited to bring aboard Buckeye Welding and Supply as a new sponsor this year."

Taylor would also like to thank Gator Stakes, SafeTop, a division of Industrial Manufacturing Machining, USA Performance Racing, Buckeye Welding and Supply, H&H Resurfacing, Progressive Signs and Pitt Stop Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

SUNOCO RACE FUELS/INSINGER PERFORMANCE, A MAJOR SPONSOR, WILL OFFER AN ATTENTION GRABBING DISPLAY AT THE PPB MOTORSPORTS 2019 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 9, 2019 . . . For the seventh year in a row Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance, major sponsors of the annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Racecar & Trade Show will be showing off with one of the real attention grabber displays during the three day, January 18-20, show taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Insinger Performance is a master distributor of Sunoco Race Fuels. They offer all products from Sunoco found at www.racegas.com. They also are the number 1 supplier of 99.9% Methanol in the northeast US. They service the Racing Industries as well as the Oil & Gas Industry with the purest methanol available.

Insinger Performance was started in 1987 by Bruce Insinger as the Owner and CEO of the company. Bruce has grown the business by creating a network of dealers that extend from Maryland into Canada. Through hard work and customer satisfaction the business, headquartered in Dushore, PA, has grown steadily every year.

Four of their sponsored racing vehicles will be on display during the show that has more than 200 race vehicles filling the more than 200,000 square feet of show space offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

Boyertown, PA’s Mike Gular, the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified champion at Grandview Speedway will have his race car on display. He also won the prestigious STSS Hard Clay finale. Overall, he finished 4th in the North region Short Track Super Series standings, just 18 points off the lead. Mike took these checkered flags while burning Sunoco Race Fuel supplied by Insinger Performance.

Harry Gerb will have his Bristol, PA based H&J Motorsports 1968 Pontiac Firebird 8.50 Index Drag Racer on display. Harry Gerb and his family have been campaigning this championship winning car for years and over that time have earned top notch honors. This undeniable success can be attributed to the Sunoco Fuel they use and the support received by Insinger Performance to keep the team running consistent. H & J have tallied up 4 track championships, collected 3 NHRA "Wallys", 16 overall wins and multiple #1 qualifying efforts.

The third race car in the display will be the BBY Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302R Endurance car based in Colts Neck, NJ. BBY Racing is a winning endurance race team that fields cars in American Endurance Racing, NASA, SCCA and Champ Car Endurance events. These events are a test of man and machine as they range from 9 to 24 Hours of competition. The team relies on Sunoco Race fuels because of their consistency, extreme performance and quality in these harsh racing conditions. And they rely on Insinger Performance to supply all the teams' fuel needs across their entire east coast schedule. Team owners Alex and son Eric Rockwell had a very successful 2018. The Mustang on display at Motorsports this year participated in 10 races. The Boss finished with an astonishing record of 6 Wins, 2 - 2nd places, 1 - 3rd place, 5 track records and 3 pole positions.

And the fourth car in the Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance display area will be the Flying Lizard Racing Team Porsche 997 GT3 RSR #55693062 Vintage Road Race car out of Sonoma, California. They were selected by Porsche Motorsport North America to be their development partner for the 997 GT3 RSR with which they were victorious several times in the American Le Mans Series. The Porsche 997 on display at Motorsports debuted at Sebring in March 2005 running Sunoco Fuel in the tank. In ALMS competition over the next several years, the car never finishing out of the top ten in class and posted a 4th in class-18th overall performance during the 2006 season in France while at the 24hr Le Mans. The car now participates in vintage races still with Sunoco Race Fuel on board. Most recently in September 2018, it ran at the RennSport Reunion at Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca, CA.

The three day Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 show will have NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham appearing along with NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Preece.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items. A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

Also sure to be a crowd pleaser will be the “Reading Speedway Reunion.” That event will be dedicated to the memory of the great racing action THAT took place at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway before it closed 40 years ago. Drivers and team members who competed at that track will attend to meet the fans, and there will be a large display of vintage race cars that ran at Reading.

One of the most popular events during the three day show will be and has been the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

PPB Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, Auction and Polls Ahead at Chili Bowl!

Knoxville, IA, January 9, 2019 - The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 14-19, 2019. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “30th Class” on Tuesday, January 15, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 17. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced each night January 16-18.

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Mark Kinser, Shane Carson, Greg Hodnett, JJ Yeley, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Ron Shuman, Chris Windom, Kenny and Lee Jacobs, Maria Cofer, Harli White, Dale Blaney, Spencer Bayston and more. Other items include tickets for two on our museum’s second floor for the Knoxville Nationals, valued at $792, a framed photo of Bryan Clauson and Jason Johnson, and other limited items.”

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker says, “We are very excited to be naming our National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2019’ on Tuesday of Chili Bowl week. This will be our 30th induction banquet on Saturday, June 1, and it will be a special event for the new inductees and our many past inductees. We have to thank Emmett Hahn, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee himself, and his team for continuing to allow us to have a presence at their week-long indoor midget car racing event. We will also have a booth back in the trade show every day at the Chili Bowl, featuring books and assorted items from our museum store for sale. Memberships to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will also be available for sale.”

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2018 North American Sprint Car Poll awards will also be made each night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on the following schedule: Wednesday – Non-Wing, Thursday – 360’s, Friday – 410’s and Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.

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

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

 

 

Speed Shift TV to Provide Live Pay-Per-View of 20-Plus Races at Port Royal Speedway in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Jan. 9, 2019) - Port Royal Speedway was one of the first tracks in Central Pennsylvania to open its doors to Speed Shift TV and that partnership continues to grow in 2019.

Speed Shift TV will provide live Pay-Per-View broadcasts from most of the events at the half-mile oval in Port Royal, Pa., this season and for at least the following two years. There are 20-plus races on the 2019 docket, including special shows like the $10,000-to-win Living Legends Dream Race, the Butch Renninger Memorial, the Labor Day Classic, the Blue Collar Classic, a visit from the Short Track Super Series and a trio of Open Wheel Madness nights.

The season kicks off with a rare Sunday afternoon event on March 10 featuring the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.

Port Royal Speedway showcases the two premier classes on a regular basis. The 410 sprints have five races paying at least $10,000 to win on the 2019 schedule and the super late models welcome a handful of marquee events as well.

The track also hosts Creasy Signs PASS 305 Sprint Cars, the 358 Limited Late Model Division and Juniata Junction xTreme Stocks for at least eight races apiece.

For the complete 2019 Port Royal Speedway schedule, visit http://portroyalspeedway.com/index.php/schedule/ .

These Pay-Per-View broadcasts will be a part of the newly announced subscription that Speed Shift TV is offering. Single events can be purchased, but the subscription allows a viewer to watch all broadcasts throughout a given month for only $40.

For a list of 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

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

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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.

 

 

Star studded Challenge
With the largest line up of cars ever for the running of the 9th Annual 360 Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge the countdown to this coming Saturday’s show at Heytesbury Stockfeed Simpson Speedway is almost over. $10K is on the line for the winner and the opportunity to lock their name into the history books.
Young 16 year old Californian rookie Gio Scelzi is having his first run in Australia after arriving from the States thru the week. Scelzi is having a limited Australian Tour and Simpson is his first stop. After wowing them in States he picked up his first World of Outlaws win at Williams Grove in September and in doing so becoming the youngest feature winner in the 40 year history of the Outlaws. Scelzi will team up in the USA71 alongside car owner Domain Ramsay in the VIC2 Indy Race Parts Team.
Returning from his very successful season in the States for Christmas is Scott Bogucki where he took out the converted “Rookie of the Year’ Award for the Lucas Oil ASCS Series. Bogucki is also the 2014-15 Series Champion and he is driving the Porker Transport VA27. Scott had his first run back home at Mildura last weekend but they had some mechanical gremlins, with the week to sort these out the team will be ready to go again.
Victory Lane Racegear’s V88 is a regular supporter of the show and this year has joined forces again with the very talented Dave Murcott. Murcott has already locked in excellent results in the 410 over the past couple of months. Matt Reed and John Vogels have both won the show in the past and have just come off WSS Speedweek with great results. Vogels is the local home town favourite will have the crowd behind him.
Recently crowned King of the River & 360 SA State Champ Dan Evans is high on confidence after already taking out 3 out of the 5 series rounds so far. Evans in the family owned Chris Evans Transport SA44 Maxim has certainly stepped it up this season.
TVG has secured a 360 power plant for the night as well as SRA regular Charles Hunter. Ely, Farrer, Milburn, Lumbar, Quinn, both the Solomon Brothers, Charge & Parr have all installed their 360 engines after running 410 shows earlier in the season.
“What a cool honour it will be our All Star contracted teams – Evans, Tancredi, Caruso, Guerin, Lock, Dalitz, Wren, Holt, Harris to race with these guys. A life time experience for them and all of them are capable of winning. With the disappointment of last year’s Challenge washout we are keen to get this one done & dusted.” says Mandy Searle. “We also have an impressive 8 past series champs out of our 10 winners all together for one event and that makes it a pretty special also.”
This is also RD 6 of the Series with Championship points starting to become important our All Stars will not only want to take the money from the names but also secure top points towards their championship battle.
If you’re looking for an action packed Saturday night the place to be is Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge where the racing will hard and fast. Time Trials kick off at 5.15 and racing at 6.15pm.

 

Johnny Herrera Partners With Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills To Benefit Steve King Foundation During 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Bryan Hulbert - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (January 8, 2019) Partnering with Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire to help benefit the Steve King Foundation, Johnny Herrera will be in action for the ninth time atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway.
Taking place January 14-19, 2019, Herrera will attempt to qualify on Thursday night. Starting Monday however, fans will be able to go by the Herrera pit area and enter to win at Hasty Bake Charcoal Grill. The grill will be raffled off on Saturday, January 19, 2019, with all money raised going directly to the Steve King Foundation.

"We're very excited to partner with Hasty Bake this year and really looking forward to being able to work with them to benefit the Steve King Foundation. Everything they do for drivers and their families when someone in this sport gets hurt, the entire King family goes above and beyond," commented Herrera.
Based in Tulsa, Okla. Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills was founded in 1948 and are constructed by hand of the highest quality materials. Each Hasty Bake Charcoal Grill is built to last. With proper care, Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills can last 15-25 years, or even longer.
"Everyone I've talked to that has used one of Hasty Bake's Grills has nothing but good things to say about them. Their quality, durability, how well they cook, we're looking forward to being able to represent their name, especially at an event that is just a few miles from their office."
Fans can find more information on Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills online at https://www.hastybake.com.
The Steve King Foundation is a non-profit, tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) charitable organization established for the purpose of helping the dirt track racing community. The foundation was established after the death of Steve King. They aid race car drivers, pit crew members, racing officials, and track operations personnel or the immediate families of those individuals who are involved in dirt track racing and are seriously ill, severely injured or killed. The foundation will also contribute to organizations and facilities dedicated to improving the safety of the sport when additional funds are available.
More information on the Steve King Foundation can be found at http://www.stevekingfoundation.org.
The 2019 season will mark the 35th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto to http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.

 

 

10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial to pay $20,000-to-win this season for World of Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — January 8, 2019 — In honor of the running of the 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Saturday, June 22 at Beaver Dam Raceway, $20,000 will be awarded to the winner this season, with each of the main event starters guaranteed at least $1,000 to take the green flag. The event will now be dubbed the $20,000-to-win, Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers.

“We want to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial and doubling the winner’s share is a great way to add even more prestige to an already big event,” said Scott Boyd of Karavan Trailers. “The support of drivers, teams and fans has been fantastic over the last decade and the race is one that many folks circle on their calendar each and every year.”

The past winner’s list of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial is a venerable ‘Who’s Who’ of sprint car racing. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, is the defending race winner. Donny Schatz, who is the 10-time and defending series champion, was victorious in 2015. Brad Sweet, the defending Knoxville Nationals winner, visited victory lane in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2014.

Bill Balog scored a very popular win in 2016 in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial. The victory was the first of his career with the World of Outlaws and also marked the first time an IRA driver beat the Outlaws. Shane Stewart won the 2017 Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, while Kraig Kinser and Craig Dollansky are also past winners of the event.

Joey Saldana won the inaugural Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2010 and repeated the next season, making him the only driver who has won the event more than once.

A different driver has visited victory lane in each of the last eight editions of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.

Tickets for the $20,000-to-win, 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22 will be available soon.

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The Mythical Keyboard Racer to Reward Classic Hard Charger – Noms at 102!

The Keyboard Racer recently contacted Premier Speedway by email – how else – wishing to put something back into the sport that has seen this Mythical Character, become a regular social media contributor, via the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic which has once again attracted more than 100 entrants.

The Keyboard Racer has orchestrated a deal that will see the Hard Charger in the 2019 South West Conveyancing receive a full Sprintcar Wrap to the value of $1750.00.

As always the Keyboard Racer’s sense of humor and love of Sprintcar Racing was evident in a typically humorous statement as forwarded to Premier Speedway.

The following is a quote from the Keyboard Racer”:

"The Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is such a special event and the annual pilgrimage to Warrnambool is must attend for so many.

The whole town really embraces the Speedway community to create a real buzz around the event, it’s a credit to the Mayor Jamie Veal.

Being able to be a small part of the event via sponsorship is an absolute privilege, up there with listening to Gav White’s commentary.

Isaac from Fast Print Studios has been a great supporter of the Keyboard Racer concept and when I jokingly threw a TVG style slide job and suggested that we join forces to create a sponsorship package for the Classic, Isaac was all for it and put together a small consortium of individuals to help.

It’s a blessing for me to have assistance from a company like Fast Print. Fast Print Studios provide graphic design as well as supplies and installs signs, displays, banners as well as vehicle graphics & wraps with attention to detail that is only rivalled by J-Mac’s beard maintenance.

Discussing the prospect & still inspired by the run of Tim Kaeding & Rusty Hickman in 2018, the hard charger award was exactly the award we wanted to sponsor and it’s a fact you can’t spell TKR without TK. Plus it would look very obvious if we sponsored best presented and it was taken home by a page favourite such as Keke Falland, Taylor Milling, TVG or Jack Lee."

Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills was also excited about having TKR on board.

“We haven’t done too many sponsorship deals with people we haven’t met or even seen before, but it is great to have the Keyboard racer on board for the Classic as our sponsor of the Hard Charger Award”, Mills said.

“They will go hand in hand with the likes of Lex Pollard, Bill Hicks, R & M Security and Thomo’s Race Graphix as amazing supporter of our Classic Contingency Awards”, he added.

The Classic entry list stands at 102, with a flurry of late entries ensuring that the 100 mark was once again eclipsed:

Amongst those to have entered are:

VA19 Daniel Newnham:
Chassis: J&J Engine: 410
Sponsors: Bow & Willow and Boyles Livestock Transport Mepunga.
2018 Classic Result: 11th in C-Main 1.

V22 Terry Rankin:
Chassis: Maxim Engine: Maxwill Race Engines
Sponsors: Arbon Equipment, A Plus Powder Coating, HME Group, OPSM Waurn Ponds, Salt Electrical, Hills Precision Electrical, Mark Haby Motors, Kangaroo Lake Caravan Park and Kart Worx.
2018 Classic Result: Did Not Compete.

VA51 Robert Nicholas:
Chassis: Cool Engine: 410
Sponsors: Benalla Bus Lines and I.A.N Mobile Repairs.
2018 Classic Result: Did Not Qualify.

Q54 Randy Morgan
Chassis: Triple X Engine: Morgan Race Engine
Sponsors: Morgan Metal Corp, Pressure Point Massage, Revolution Racegear Sunshine Coast, Helio’s Fitness and Dave Of All Trades.
2018 Classic Result: Did Not Compete.

V60 Jordyn Charge
Chassis: Triple X Engine: Mopar 410
Sponsors: Western Nissan, Mr Electrics, Will’s Autos and Adam Brand.
2018 Classic Result: 13th in C-Main 1.

S72 Chad Ely:
Chassis: Maxim Engine: 410

Sponsors: JNJ Engineering & Starky’s Fibreglass Repairs.
2018 Classic Result: Did Not Qualify.

N78 Andrew Wright
Chassis: Triple X Engine: KRE
Sponsors: Eliminator Race Wings, KOAB Industries, Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia, U Beaut Signs and Osborn Transport.
2018 Classic Result: 15th in C-Main 1.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au. Pre-Entries are due to close off on January 7.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Eager to Make Australian Racing Debut This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi is excited to take advantage of his next opportunity, which leads him overseas to race for the first time in Australia.

Scelzi will drive for Domain Ramsey and Bernie Stuebgen during five events in a nine-day span, beginning this Saturday at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway in Bungador, Victoria, during the Allstars Challenge.

The team will then tackle the Presidents Cup at Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, on Jan. 16. The Kings Challenge at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, is Jan. 17 before the trip wraps up at the 47 th annual Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic hosted by Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria. Scelzi's preliminary night is Jan. 19 before the finale on Jan. 20.

"I'm really excited for the opportunity to race in Australia during some big events," Scelzi said. "I want to thank Domain Ramsey as well as Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen for this great opportunity."

While Scelzi hasn't competed in Australia, he was there two years ago to crew on a team that had his older brother, Dominic, behind the wheel.

"I enjoyed it over there," Giovanni Scelzi said. "Now I get an opportunity to race and compete against the top drivers in Australia. Plus, this will help break up the offseason and will hopefully keep me fresher going into our season in the United States."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway in Bungador, Victoria, Australia, for the Allstars Challenge

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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"Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen have become really close friends since I've gotten to know them," Scelzi said. "They've always given me a fast race car and it's been a lot of fun driving for their team. I really appreciate the opportunity they've provided."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, 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, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Continues Growth as Next Level Custom Apparel Named Official Apparel and Merchandise Supplier

Inside Line Promotions - TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2019) - The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is excited to announce a new partnership with Next Level Custom Apparel, which will be the Official Apparel and Merchandise Supplier for the rising RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series.

Next Level Custom Apparel, which is based in Mooresville, N.C., is a leading custom apparel company that offers top-notch screen printing and embroidery. The business was founded by longtime short-track racing promoter Greg Burgess and his wife, Claudia.

"Greg has been a real professional on how to try to grow this thing," Carolina Sprint Tour Owner Sean Vardell said. "We feel with him helping market the merchandise and helping grow the look and image of the series it will give our hometown drivers a big team feel."

The opportunity comes on the heels of the Carolina Sprint Tour adding TriboDyn Lubricants as the primary sponsor in a multi-year agreement. The series has been around in some capacity for several years before Vardell made the 2018 season the first as the Carolina Sprint Tour.

Steve Surniak claimed the championship as the series averaged 15 cars per race. Vardell, who is the co-series director with Mike Sellers, is excited to build on that with the support of a new title sponsor and Official Apparel and Merchandise Supplier.

"The goal is to continue to grow and give an affordable place to race for the blue-collar working class," Vardell said. "It's a series dedicated to being more affordable. Instead of spending $50,000 on an engine you can spend $6,000 to $10,000 and be competitive. We want to see this thing continue to grow. On average we had about 15 cars (last year). We'd like to see 20 to 25 the next few years."

The series has 16 points-paying races at 10 different tracks beginning April 27 at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C. Most races will have an increased payout during the 2019 season, which wraps up the final weekend of September.

Everything is looking positive for the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour, which has Burgess even more excited about the future.

"We're very excited to be working with Sean Vardell, Mike Sellers and all of the Carolina Sprint Tour staff, racers and fans," Greg Burgess said. "Claudia and I have been fortunate to get to know the team well during the last year or so and their growth has been tremendous. We look forward to making sure that all of the CST fans have all of the latest and most popular swag as well as assisting with sales at some events this season."

To learn more about Next Level Custom Apparel, visit https://www.checkoutnextlevel.com/ . Fans can go to the website and click on the "Carolina Sprint Tour" page for apparel options, which will grow as the season nears. The website also offers a way of contacting the Burgess's for more information about custom apparel as well as a quote.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Hagar Makes Tulsa Shootout Non-Wing Outlaw A Main With Chili Bowl on the Horizon

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2019) - Derek Hagar made the most of his first start at the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout since 2002 last weekend during the 34th edition of the famed micro sprint event.

Hagar, who was driving for Randy and Melanie Boulton in the non-wing outlaw class, locked into the A Main through strong runs in a heat race and qualifier inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"There were about 275 entries in that class," he said. "We were good every time we hit the race track. We came from the back of the heat to third. That put us in a good spot for the qualifier and we won it. That put us with enough points to lock into the show."

Hagar's run from eighth to third in a heat race on Wednesday followed by a qualifier victory from the pole position on Friday garnered the 13 th starting position for Saturday's A Main. He gained a couple of positions to finish 11th.

"It was great, especially not knowing what you're getting into because it's been a long time since I've been in a mini sprint," he said. "You want to try to make things work and we did. Everyone was pleased with how everything worked out. Any time you can go there and make the show out of 275 cars it feels pretty special."

Hagar will return to the River Spirit Expo Center next week for the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, which is Jan. 14-19. His preliminary night is next Tuesday.

"I feel pretty confident," he said. "After a strong finish in Du Quoin (last month) that has our confidence built up and this last week we got to run the mini sprint on the same track. Hopefully I can use that as an advantage and go forward next week."

Hagar is coming off a career-best midget result of third place last month and he posted his career-best Chili Bowl outing in 2018.

"There's a lot of good cars that are in a D Main or C Main on Saturday," he said. "Our goal is to get to the A Main and I don't see why we can't do it."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 2 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (non-wing outlaw) - Heat race: 3 (8).

Jan. 4 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (non-wing outlaw) - Qualifier: 1 (1).

Jan. 5 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (non-wing outlaw) - Feature: 11 (13).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Showcasing Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Next Week

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2019) - Anticipation is building as the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire is less than a week away.

The marquee midget event, which is held inside the River Spirit Expo Center from Jan. 14-19, has more than 350 entries as this year marks the first time it has expanded to a six-day spectacle. The first of five preliminary nights opens the action next Monday and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will be on hand providing a top-notch live Pay-Per-View.

Two-time defending event champion Christopher Bell leads a stout group of NASCAR notables, including Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, Chase Briscoe, J.J. Yeley, Landon Cassill, Justin Allgaier and recently retired Kasey Kahne, into the action. IndyCar driver Conor Daly will also tackle the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Those are just a few of the many talented competitors aiming to capture the title during one of the most prestigious racing events of the year.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has assembled a stout group of videographers as well as announcers with Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart and Brian Ward sharing announcing duties. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles will also provide commentary throughout the event.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

SPRINT CAR CHAMPION BRIAN MONTIETH TEAMS WITH CAR OWNER JOE MICHALSKI FOR NAPA RACING WEEKEND ASSAULT IN ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES JANUARY 24-26; EYES GAMBLERS CLASSIC VICTORY

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 8, 2019 . . . Lincoln Speedway's reigning 410 Sprint champion Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA, and the Langhorne, PA-based Michalski Racing Team will join forces for an assault on the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City's famed Boardwalk Hall. The team, sponsored by JR Heating & Air Conditioning has an eye on taking the top prize in the 17th annual Gamblers Classic, the climactic event of the January 25th and 26th competition.

Brett Michalski, 25, whose father Joe owns the team Montieth will drive for, recently completed his first year of 410 Sprint racing in Central Pennsylvania. Brett finished 11th in Lincoln Speedway season standings, earning the Rookie Of The Year award for his achievements.

It was at Lincoln where a friendship was forged between rookie Michalski and veteran Montieth, who is one of Lincoln Speedway's all-time winningest 410 Sprint drivers. The union to race together in Atlantic City was facilitated by Tom Fraschetta, King Of Prussia, PA, for whom Montieth recently raced in the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals in Trenton, NJ last month. Michalski and Fraschetta had known one ano